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The Community Calendar is a free service offered by The Leader. We make every effort to include all submissions for this section, however these items are printed as space becomes available. To guarantee your event to be in the paper would require paid advertising. 

 

April 26

Keep Tipton County Beautiful presents Earth Fest 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brighton High School. There will be free information on the environment, recycling and going green. 

 

Grovestock Fest at Holly Grove C.P. Church, 4385 Holly Grove Rd.  Awesome outdoor fun from noon until 9 p.m., with live music and entertainment, headlined by Dove Award Winner Mark Schultz. Activities including frisbee golf, kite flying, tie dying, arts and crafts vendors, and great family fun. Come celebrate with us! Bring your blankets and lounge chairs. For more information, visit  www.grovestockfest.org.

 

April 27

The gospel singing group Lewis and Lewis will perform at 10 a.m. at Westside Church (33 Paulette Circle, Covington). Call 476-0851 for more information. 

 

May 1

Our nation will celebrate the 63rd National Day of Prayer. We, the people of our community, have the opportunity to emphasize the power of prayer as a testimony to who God is, what we believe and the fact that our nation was founded upon God’s word. 

We would like to invite you to join Americans across our nation by participating in the National Day of Prayer. Our local event will take place at the Munford City Park gazebo, 101 College Street, at 6:30 p.m. 

 

May 3

Dunlap Retirement Center will be having their annual Springfest fundraiser on the grounds at Dunlap, Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Please come!  You'll have a blast! 

 

Atoka Pack 60 Cub Scouts will be have a fundraiser rummage sale from 7 a.m. -2 p.m. at Atoka United Methodist Church, 609 Atoka-Munford Road. There will be an auction at 11 a.m., featuring homemade designed chairs by our scout families.

 

Poplar Grove United Methodist men’s annual barbeque, located at 228 Quito Drummonds Rd., Drummonds, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. The menu is barbeque, baked beans, slaw, beverage and dessert. An adult plate is $10 and children’s plates are $6. Barbeque by the pound, whole shoulders and Boston butts are also available. To reserve shoulders and butts, call Don Cole at 835-3766, Vernon Pairmore at 837-8108 or C. W. Henderson at 233-9444. The cutoff date for ordering is Sunday, April 27.

 

May 31

A household hazardous waste collection will be held at Brighton High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household cleaners, automotive products, cell phones and many other items will be accepted for disposal. For more information, contact Keep Tipton County Beautiful at 476-0254.

 

Sept. 27

Byars-Hall High School Alumni Group will meet on Heritage Day Weekend for its 103rd anniversary reunion. All alumni through 1970 are invited to attend. The group will meet on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Covington Country Club for an evening of fellowship, food, live music, dancing and to celebrate the anniversary years for the classes of '54, '59, '64 and '69.    On Saturday, everyone enjoys a come and go day at the Chamber Center and the Heritage Day festivities on the square. Bill Hadley, the BHHS historian, will provide a day of viewing BHHS memorabilia and presentations on the bands, baseball teams and the cheerleaders. The 2014 class of BHHS hall of fame inductees will also be announced. On Saturday evening, at the country club, everyone will enjoy a banquet of fellowship, live music, food and the announcement of the BHHS beauty queen. The Beauty queen is selected by a vote of the male alumni. Friday and Saturday evenings are hosted by Billy Fleming. The entire weekend’s activities can be enjoyed for $39 a person. By July 1, please mail your name, class and email address, along with the fee, to: BHHS reunion, 102 Creek CT., Smyrna TN, 37167. For more information, email  HYPERLINK "BHHSALUMNI@AOL.COM" BHHSALUMNI@AOL.COM 

Ongoing

A certified diabetes educator will be at Children and Family Services (412 Alston St., Covington) from 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday except the second Thursday of the month. A free blood pressure and foot care check, as well information on weight management and meal planning will be available. For more information, call 476-2364 or log on to www.childrenfirstcfs.com. 

 

The Faith That Works reading program, which has a goal of increasing reading comprehension and speed through faith and secular resources, needs volunteers to instruct participants ages 5-18. The program meets every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Covington Housing Authority community building, located at 702 Jackson St. Call 901-652-2765 for more information. 

 

The Tipton County Dunham Lodge #150 F&AM, located at 113 E. Washington St. in Covington, holds its monthly meeting on the third Thursday of every month. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and is open to friends and family. Practice is every Monday at 7 p.m. Call 901-490-2753 for more information.

 

Ransomed Riders Chapter of CMA meets the fourth Monday of each month at Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant in Atoka. Meal at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For more information call Phil Cathey at 388-8145.

 

Angels of Hope Relay for Life team meets on the first Thursday of each month at the home of Garry and Betty Shahan, 5393 Highway 59 West. The relay is the weekend of May 30-31. Please come and help to knock out cancer. For more information, call 901-476-2108.

 

Writing group meets every Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the TCCA/Covington Senior Center downstairs meeting room. For details or for more information, contact Joni Glass, program director or Gayle Hulsey, facilitator at 901-476-1068.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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