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June 26

Dining to Donate. Dine at Applebee’s between 5-9 p.m. and 10 percent of your bill will be donated to Tipton County Commission on Aging. You must present a flyer for your donation to be counted. Flyers can be picked up at the Tipton County Commission on Aging office located at 401 S. College St, Covington. Groups are welcome to contact the office to schedule a flyer delivery. Please call 476-3333 with any questions.

June 28

Looking to buy a home or learn more about the home buying process? Need help improving your financial literacy and building your credit? Want to learn about available 100 percent mortgage financing and down-payment assistance programs? Join us for a FREE homebuyer education class at the Canaan Baptist Church, 211 N. Main Street in Covington. Class offered on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To enroll, please contact Jordan Exantus, program developer at 901-729-2871 or jexantus@maagov.org. Presented by the Memphis Area Association of Governments in collaboration with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency and NeighborWorks America.

July 5

Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet will play at Charleston Baptist Church Family Life Center on Saturday, July 5 at 7 p.m. There is free admission for the show of Grammy award winning band, however a love offering will be received.

July 14

The Cancer Awareness Group has invited Ms. Robbie Robertson, BCS Coordinator from the West Tennessee region of the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program, to speak at the July 14 meeting, at 5:30 p.m. in the community conference room of Baptist Tipton Hospital on the first floor. Ms. Robertson offers important information, especially if you or someone you know needs help with screenings for cancer. Please be there!

July 19

Tipton County Branch of the NAACP will host a forum for all the candidate and all the citizens of Tipton County on Saturday, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. at Canaan Baptist Church fellowship hall in Covington. For more information, contact Christopher Brent, president of the Tipton County branch of the NAACP at 901-476-8187.

Aug. 1

Millington Central High School Class of 1974, 40th year reunion is Aug. 1-2. Please contact Debra Daniels Golden: (901) 353-3313, dkayg10@hotmail.com, or Annie Weakley Watkins: (901)353-8034, annie_watkins@bellsouth.net.

Sept. 27

Byars-Hall High School alumni 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. This event, each year, is filled with fun and the emotion of renewed friendships. 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, 37167. For more information, email Bhhsalumni@AOL.com


TCCA needs facilitators to conduct new classes at the Covington Senior Center. Classes include but are not limited to crochet class, piano class, art class, ceramics, calligraphy, and jewelry making. Anyone interested in holding a class please contact Joni Glass at 476-1068.

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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