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Learning Center schedules play

COVINGTON -- The Learning Center is offering families the chance to spend a couple of hours of quality time together while enjoying a live theater experience that will tickle the funny bones of young and old alike.

Picnic and a Play is scheduled for today and Saturday at Tarbutton Performing Arts Center at Oxford College. Families can bring their own picnic to eat on the lawn beginning at 5 p.m. each night.

The cast of the family comedy one-act "Happily Never After" will mingle with the audience before the show. A free dessert will be included in the ticket price; curtain rises at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for the show and dessert are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free for children under 5. Advance tickets can be purchased at Square Perk Cafe on the Square in historic Covington, or tickets can be reserved by e-mailing The Learning Center at mollie@leapintobooks.org or calling 404-314-2615. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

The Learning Center's mission is to strengthen Newton County's overall literacy rate by addressing the early learning needs of children ages 0 to 5 with a vision that all Newton County children will enter school ready to read. The Learning Center's programs promote family support of children's learning as preparation for success in school.