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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. A complete list appears in the Community Events section on our web site, www.covingtonleader.com

July 5

W.C.A.R.S and Tipton County Radio Society will be administering the FCC amateur radio license exam for technician, general and extra licenses from 9-11 a.m. at Atoka City Hall, 334 Atoka-Munford Avenue. For more information, call Ken Royer (K4KFR) 901-896-8801.

July 9

Homeschooling America registration is from July 9-11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 2342 Refuge Road in Bethel Springs. This is part of Gateway Christian Academy. For more information, call 731-934-9476.

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 17

The NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. The guest speaker will be Joy Williams, senior living advisor for "A Place for Mom." She will discuss senior citizen living options and caregiving for seniors. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

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, August 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 presenta tions 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

Ongoing

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.

A certified diabetes edu cator 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.

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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