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 visit http://www.newtontrails.org/ 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]news.com 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.piedmont.org /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.choralguild.org 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 runningintheusa.com /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.