Ongoing Learn what cops do from those who do it: The Porterdale Police Department is currently taking applications for its seventh Citizens Police Academy. The class starts Aug. 3 and runs eight weeks. The cost is $20. For more information, contact Corporal Charles Cook at 770-786-2226. Monday, July 10 The Newton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. in the office, located at 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, in Covington. The public is invited to attend. Monday, July 10
Rep. Doreen Carter and Rep. Hank Johnson will host a community meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Lou Walker Senior Center, at 2538 Panola Road, in Lithonia. During the meeting, panelists will update attendees on the U.S. Senate health care bill and discuss health care in the U.S. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas and concerns. Panelists will include Laura Colbert, Director of Outreach and Partnerships at Georgians for a Healthy Future, and Janel Green, co-founder of Georgia Alliance for Social Justice. Refreshments will be served during the meeting.
Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14
Sign your youngster up for Golf and Science Summer Camp at The Oaks Golf Course. The PGA professionals teach the game of golf as well as sportsmanship, integrity, and respect – good foundations for life. Our camps are perfect for all juniors, no matter their skill level. You can be sure that our camps focus on your child's well-being, by providing a safe and fun environment for them to grow as golfers and as people. After golf in the morning, campers will take part in fun and educational science activities that cover a wide range of topics. Registration is $200 for the full week.
Friday, July 14
Church 213 at 1675 Highway 213 in Covington, will host a showing of “The Case For Christ,” at the church at 7 p.m. This is a free event and the public is invited to attend.
Friday, July 14 – Friday, July 21
Salem Campmeeting will hold services at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily throughout the week at Salem Campground at 3940 Salem Road in Covington. Visit http:// www. salemcampmeeting.org/ for the full schedule of preachers.
Saturday, July 15
Enjoy a 3.1-mil cross-country course on footpaths and shaded roads through a circa-1828 campus during the 188th Salem Campmeeting at Salem Campground in Covington for the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K. Register online at www.salemcampmeeting.org/ campmeeting-2017/. Registration is $30 for adults and $25 for 17 and under. Proceeds support the preservation of Salem Campground and the ministries of Salem Campmeeting. Following the race there will be a 9 a.m. field day competition for all ages and 11 a.m. music and worship with a free lunch for youth at noon.
Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21
Join New Life Baptist Church for a fun-filled week of activities featuring some of your favorite superheroes in VBS – Training Heroes for Him to learn about the No. 1 Superhero, Jesus. It is open to children ages 4 to 12 years old from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every night. VBS will include a blacklight puppet show, water games, a pizza night, crafts, games and more. Superhero costumes are welcome.
Monday, July 17
Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. The shortfall is the equivalent of the Red Cross not collecting any blood donations for more than four days. “It’s crucial that people donate now to meet the needs of patients every day and to be prepared for emergencies that require significant volumes of donated blood,” said Nick Gehrig, communications director, Red Cross Blood Services.“Every day, blood and platelet donors can help save lives, and right now these heroes are needed to give as soon as possible.” To schedule an appointment to donate, use the freeBlood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733 2767). The Red Cross has added more than 25,000 additional appointment slots at donation centers and community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks to accommodate more donors. Donation appointments and completion of aRapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate.
Tuesday, July 18
Join the City of Covington for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new terminal building at the Covington Municipal Airport, located at 14100 State Highway142, in Covington, at 9:30 a.m. A brief tour of the new facility will follow.