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Satur­day, May 6-7

The New­ton County Arts As­so­ci­a­tion presents “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” fea­tur­ing the Cov­ing­ton Re­gional Bal­let. Show times are set from Satur­day at 7 p.m. and Sun­day at 3 p.m. at Porter Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at 140 Ram Drive, in Cov­ing­ton.

Sun­day, May 7

Meet in down­town Cov­ing­ton at 3 p.m. for the Com­mu­nity Bike Ride the first Sun­day of each month. Co-hosted by the New­ton Trails, Main Street Cov­ing­ton and the Cov­ing­ton/ New­ton County Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, for more in­for­ma­tion visit­ton­ com­mu­nity-bike-ride. The ride starts and fin­ishes at the Square. The first loop is a gen­tle, fam­i­lyfriendly 4.5 mile roll around his­toric down­town Cov­ing­ton. Then, if you’re up for a lit­tle more fun, take a ride out and back on the scenic East­side Trail.

Mon­day, May 8-9

The Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter Vol­un­teer Aux­il­iary will host its $5 Jew­elry and Ac­ces­sories Sale from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon­day and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues­day in the Rock­dale Med­i­cal Cen­ter Class­room 1. Cash, credit/debit and pay­roll de­duc­tions will be ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Kathy Methier, fundrais­ing chair, at [email protected]

Wed­nes­day, May 10

The Ro­tary Club of Cov­ing­ton is host­ing its an­nual Vi­dalia Onion fundrais­ing sale. A 25-pound bag of onions will cost $20 and can be pur­chased from Ro­tar­ian Jackie Gutknecht via email at [email protected]­ or 770-728-1409. Or­ders must be placed by May 10 and the onions will be de­liv­ered May 16.

Satur­day, May 13

The U.S. Post Of­fice will hold its an­nual food drive Satur­day, May 13. To par­tic­i­pate, res­i­dents can leave a bag or box of non-per­ish­able food items by their mail­box for the post of­fice to pick up. All of the do­nated food will go back to the local food bank.

Satur­day, May 13

In­dian Creek Mid­dle School in­vites you to join it for the ICMS Cheer Color Fun Run. The My School Color Run is an un­timed fun run/walk. Through­out the course par­tic­i­pants will ex­pe­ri­ence color splash zones where they’ll be doused in color and end with a fi­nal color toss cel­e­bra­tion. Check in starts at 9:30 a.m. and the run be­gins at 10 a.m. Regis­tra­tion is on­line at https://www.eventbrite. com/e/ ind ian-creek-cheer-color-fun -run- regis­tra­tion - 31936683480?aff=ef­bevent.

Satur­day, May 13

Pied­mont New­ton Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary will host its 14th an­nual Black & White Gala event this year at Ox­ford Col­lege. Tick­ets and spon­sor­ships are cur­rently avail­able to com­mu­nity mem­bers who wish to at­tend at https:/ /do­nate.pied­ /new­ton gala. This year’s Gala event will serve as the kick­off for the Aux­il­iary’s two-year $500,000 fundrais­ing ef­fort for the de­vel­op­ment of Pied­mont New­ton Re­gional Cancer Cen­ter. The Gala’s theme, “Celebrating More Birth­days,” en­cour­ages com­mu­nity mem­bers to do­nate to the cancer cen­ter’s de­vel­op­ment, which will help save more lives in the fu­ture.

Thurs­day, May 18

The Cov­ing­ton-Cony­ers Choral Guild presents “Songs of Faith, In­spi­ra­tion & Pa­tri­o­tism” A Sa­lute to our First Re­spon­ders and Mil­i­tary. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the con­cert will start at 8 p.m. Tick­ets are $10 each and can be pur­chased from guild mem­bers, on­line at www.choral­ or at the door. Those in uni­form or with a proof of ser­vice will be ad­mit­ted free of charge.

Satur­day, May 20

The Cov­ing­ton Fire Depart­ment is host­ing the eighth an­nual Fire­house 5K and Pub­lic Safety Spring Fes­ti­val at Le­gion Field. The one-mile fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9 a.m. with the fes­ti­val fol­low­ing un­til 1 p.m. Regis­tra­tion is on­line at run­ /crs. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 770-3852100.

Thurs­day, May 25

New­ton County School Sys­tem will have its last day of school for stu­dents. Post plan­ning for staff will start May 26.

Fri­day, May 26

Cel­e­brate the Al­covy High School Class of 2017 at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at Spring­field Bap­tist Church at 8 p.m.

Satur­day, May 27

Cel­e­brate the New­ton High School Class of 2017 at the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at Spring­field Bap­tist Church at 9 a.m.

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