NEWTON EVENTS: Spring Fling, Cheerios Challenge

Some upcoming events in Newton County:

Monday April 25

• The deadline is April 25 to submit questions to the Newton Chamber of Commerce’s “Candidates on the Clock” video candidate forum at https://formaloo.net/rw1up. Brief video interviews of all current political candidates for the Board of County Commissioners, County Board of Education, State House Districts 93, 113 and 114; State Senate Districts 17 and 43; and US House Districts 4 and 10 are planned.

tuesday 26 april

• Newton County Republican Party monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Shepherd’s Tent, 1140 Reynolds St., Covington. Congressional candidates Mike Collins and Jonathan Chavez, US Senate candidate Josh Clark and Cole Muzio of Frontline Policy Action will speak. For more information, visit newtongop.org.

Wednesday April 27

• Candidates Forum with District 3 Board of Education candidates, 7 p.m., online via Zoom, hosted by the Newton County Democratic Party. For more information, email [email protected] or visit http://www.newtongeorgiadems.org/.

friday april 29

• Candidates Forum with District 2 Board of Commissioners candidates, 7 p.m., online via Zoom, hosted by the Newton County Democratic Party. For more information, email [email protected] or visit http://www.newtongeorgiadems.org/.

Saturday April 30

• Spring Fling, 11am-2pm, Peachtree Academy, 14101 Hwy. 278 Covington. Benefit event for Peachtree Academy with inflatables, food trucks, vendors and more. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PeachtreeAcademyPrivateSchool.

• The Eighth Annual Mitcham Farm Strawberry Festival, 10:00am-6:00pm, with live music and entertainment for all ages, strawberry picking, food and drink, craft vendors, helicopter rides, playground children’s games, farm animals, face painting, gem mining, and more. Mitcham Farm is located at 797 W. Macedonia Church Road in Oxford. For more information, visit www.mitchamfarm.com/strawberry-festival/.

• 21st Annual Cheerios Challenge, Legion Field, 3173 Mill St., Covington. Benefits the Covington Family YMCA. The USATF-certified event is an AJC Peachtree Qualifier. Withdrawal of bibs Friday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. First race at 8:30 a.m. rename.

From Monday May 2 to Friday May 20

• Early voting for primary elections for Congressional, State, County and nonpartisan offices at Prospect United Methodist Church, 6752 Hwy. 212, Covington, and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 4140 Clark St. SW, Covington. For hours, more information, visit https://www.co.newton.ga.us/167/Board-of-Elections-Registration.

Thursday May 5

• Live at Lunch 2022 Concert Series with singer-songwriter Connelly Crowe, noon, park at Covington Square. For more information, visit https://www.newtoncountyarts.org/concerts.

Friday, May 6

• Newton County Senior Services President and Mayor’s Annual Walk, 10:30 am, Covington Square. Includes a 1km run and walk from Square to Turner Lake, followed by free food, entertainment and music at the Senior Center. For more information, call 770-787-0038.

Saturday May 7

• Annual Oxford Lions Club garage sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8 am to 1 pm at the corner of Emory and Clark streets in Oxford. For more information, call 770-786-4896.

• 2022 Fit & Fabulous Health & Wellness Community Expo, 9am-12pm, Liberty Middle School, 5225 Salem Road, Covington. Organized by Covington Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in partnership with Washington Street Community Center. For more information, visit www.caacdst.org.

tuesday 10 may

• Ribbon cutting for Fairview Community Park improvements, 2 p.m., 310 Crestfield Circle, Covington. Improvements include new playground equipment, a fitness park and a walking path. For more information, visit https://www.co.newton.ga.us/432/Parks-Recreation.

Thursday May 12

• 2022 Live at Lunch Concert Series featuring Chris, Jon and Scott at noon in Covington Square Park. For more information, visit https://www.newtoncountyarts.org/concerts.

Friday May 13

• Deadline for requests for absentee ballots for the next primary election. Voter information and mail-in ballot applications are available at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.

Absentee ballots may be mailed or placed in a drop box. The mail-in ballot drop box will be available during the advance voting period inside the Elections and Registration Office at the Newton County Administration Building at 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington, weekdays from May 2 to 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 770.-784-2055 or visit https://www.co.newton.ga.us/167/Board-of-Elections-Registration.

Saturday May 14

• The first Gnomadic Rhythm & Rides Fest, 9am-5pm, Covington Square, with car show, arts and crafts vendors, live music on Floyd Street. Sponsored by Kaleb’s Cause. For more information, visit facebook.com/kale.waddleton.

• Newton Trails Fundraiser, 5:30-8 p.m., The Lockwood Mansion, 2129 East St. SE, Covington. All proceeds support Newton Trails. Tickets must be purchased in advance and before May 7. Learn more at www.newtontrails.org/.

Thursday May 19

• 2022 Live at Lunch Concert Series featuring jazz/blues artist Daniel Jackson at noon in Covington Square Park. For more information, visit https://www.newtoncountyarts.org/concerts.

Saturday May 21

• Spring Fishing Derby, 8 am to noon, Turner Lake Park, 6185 Turner Lake Road. Hosted by Newton County Parks and Recreation. Restricted to 8-15 year olds. Parents must accompany children to the event. Door prizes and prizes for the biggest fish and the most fish caught. For more information, visit newtonrecreation.com or call 770-786-4373.

• Jazz/Gospel on the Green free live musical series featuring Emphatic Praise Inspirational Choir, 3:30 p.m., St. Paul AME Church, 13108 Brown Bridge Road. For more information, visit stpaulamecov.org.

Thursday May 26

• Live at Lunch 2022 Concert Series with the Gate City Brass Brass Quintet at noon in Covington Square Park. For more information, visit https://www.newtoncountyarts.org/concerts.

tuesday 24 may

• Election Day at 22 locations throughout the county to determine political party nominations for congressional, state, county, school board, and nonpartisan positions. For more information, call 770-784-2055 or visit https://www.co.newton.ga.us/167/Board-of-Elections-Registration.

Thursday May 26

• Live at Lunch 2022 Concert Series with the Gate City Brass Brass Quintet at noon in Covington Square Park. For more information, visit https://www.newtoncountyarts.org/concerts.

In progress

• Covington Family YMCA at 2140 Newton Drive in Covington, will host a summer day camp. For more information about Covington YMCA, email Erin Pitts at [email protected] To register, please visit spiritonline.ymcaatlanta.org.

Coming

• Lendmark Financial Services will host the Golf Fore a Cure Golf Tournament on July 18 at Ashton Hills Golf Course in Covington to benefit Cure Childhood Cancer in Atlanta. Shotgun start time is 9am

Submit your event information to [email protected] or mail it to 1166 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014.

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