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Calendar-Upcoming Events

Covington Elks

Covington Elks Lodge 1806 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the lodge, 135 Crowell Road. The next meetings will be Nov. 6 and 20. Call 770-787-9499 or visit www.elkslodge1806.org.

Blood Drives

Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 N. Main St., will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.

Newton BOC

Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the historic courthouse on the Square. The next meeting swill be Nov. 6 and 20. Call 770-784-2000.

Gay Support Group

Out in the County is a gay and lesbian social and support group, which holds a covered dish supper at 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at a member's home. The next meeting is Nov. 10. For further information, call 770 787-6985.

Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League in Covington meets the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Little Red School House next to the Covington YMCA. The next meeting will be Nov. 10. Call John Fortuna at 770-466-7900.

VFW Post 2938

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) John O. McCart Post 2938 and auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Washington Street Community Center in Covington. The post and auxiliary meet the second Saturday of each month. Call 770-787-9871.

Diabetes Support

Newton Medical Center will hold a diabetes support group meeting at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. Call 770-385-4394.

Winterfest Art

Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair to be held at Eagle's Landing High School is seeking vendors. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the school on Dec. 8. The fair will benefit Relay for Life. Call 770-957-9475.

Sewing Exchange

The Sewing Exchange, a neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild, will meet at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Northminster Baptist Church, 300 Hightower Trail. The next meeting will be Nov. 6. Call 678-465-9145.

Grief Support

A support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the First Baptist Church of Conyers on Ga. Highway 138 North. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Call 770-483-3925.

Legion Post 32

The American Legion Post 32 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the post home in Covington. Visit http://www.covingtonpost32.org. The next meeting will be Nov. 8.

Christmas Bazaar

Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2533 Stanton Road, will hold a Christmas bazaar and pancake breakfast on Nov. 10. The bazaar will include homemade items for great gifts will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pancake breakfast, donation only, will be at 9 a.m. The cost to reserve a table to sell crafts will be $20. Call 404-213-4729.

DeGarmo Teaches

Covington Church of Christ, 9441 Bypass Road in Covington, will present Daniel DeGarmo teaching the Word of God, Nov. 11 to 16. Sessions are at 9 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. E-mail wmaxx@covcable.com with questions.

AARP Board

The American Association of Retired People (AARP) Chapter 2354 board meets on the second Monday of each month at 11 a.m. The next meeting will be Nov. 12 at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive. Call 770-922-4633.

Mansfield Council

Mansfield City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Mansfield Community Room. Call 770-786-7235.

Oxford Council

Oxford City Council traditionally meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Oxford Community Room. The next meeting will be Nov. 12 due to city elections. Call 770-786-7004.

Photography Club

The Sharp Shooters Photography Club will meet the second Tuesday of each month at various locations around Conyers. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. E-mail peggyguice@yahoo.com for details and membership.

Singles Over 50

Singles Over 50, for men and women, single, widowed or divorced, meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Thomas' Country Buffet in Covington. The next meeting will be Nov. 13. Call 678-342-0538.

Quilters' Guild

The Early Bird Quilters Guild will meet at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Highway 20 S., September through June. The next meeting will be Nov. 14. Visit earlybirdquiltguild@yahoo.com.

Newborn Barbecue

Newborn United Methodist Church will hold a barbecue and community-wide yard sale on Nov. 17. The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the barbecue served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecue take-out plates will be $7. Space to sell goods will be $10 and benefit the church youth program. Call 770-786-3574.

AARP

The American Association of Retired People (AARP) Chapter 2354 meets on the third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Olivia Haydel Senior Center, 1240 Dogwood Drive. The next meeting will be Nov. 19. Call 770-922-4633.

S. Rockdale Civic

South Rockdale Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Ga. Highway 138 S.W. The next meeting will be Nov. 20. Call 770-483-5055.

Newton Zoning

The Newton County Board of Zoning appeals will meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Newton County executive offices on Usher Street. The next meeting is Nov. 22. Call 770-784-2197.

Newton Democrats

Newton County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the historic old courthouse in Covington. The public is always invited, and new members sought. The next meeting will be on Nov. 26. Call 404-867-2082.

Newton Planning

Newton County Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the historic courthouse on the Square. The next meeting will be Nov. 27. Call 770-784-2197.

Breastfed Babies

A support group for mothers and breastfed babies will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second and last Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be Nov. 29. Call 770-922-2273 for directions.