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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 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.

July 25

The United States Pullers Association Smoke Show Tractor and Truck Pull, which is raising money for the Covington Roundball Basketball Club, will be held at 7 p.m. at Cobb-Parr Park in Covington. National pullers including Jody Wamble, Nathan Hopkins, David Taylor, David Guetersloh and Andy Johnson will take part. Admission is $10. Kids five and under are free. Call 579-0848 for more information.

Aug. 16-17

Wings over Halls Airshow will take place in Halls at the Veterans Museum. For more information, call 731-836-7400 or email vetmuseumhalls@bellsouth.net.

August 29 and 30

Millington Central class of 1984. The reunion committee has been hard at work this past year planning a blowout celebration for everyone. Friday, Aug. 29, from 7 p.m. -1 a.m. Fixins Restaurant, located at 45 Reeder Avenue in Munford. Classmate David Mcree bas offered to close his restaurant for a private party. Beer will be available for sale but since it is a private party, it is BYOB. Saturday, Aug. 30, there is a meet and greet at 7 p.m. at Hampton Inn and Suites 8838 US Hwy 51 N Millington. Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner and two drink tickets per person. It is a cash bar after the two drinks. There will be a DJ playing favorite 80s hits along with a photographer. To purchase tickets visit our website at millington1984.wordpress.com or mail payment by Aug. 2 to: Class of1984 reunion 312 Nivens Drive, Atoka 38004. For more information, call Leslie Ervin Owen at 901-490-8240 or Michele Goodwin Hatkness at 901-355-2650. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Ongoing

St. Luke Baptist Church has become a site in Tipton County for the Tennessee Yellow Dot program. The Yellow Dot program is designed to supply first responders with and individual’s medical information in the event of an emergency. This information can mean the difference between life and death following a serious crash. Medical personnel can make the best decision regarding emergency treatment when they know a crash victim’s medical conditions, medications or medical allergies.We would like to encourage licensed drivers age 55 and older to participate as well as other citizens. Anybody can be in a crash or have a medical emergency. You can pick up your medical form and yellow dot at St. Luke. You will need to provide a current photo or one will taken on site. For more information about the yellow dot program, go to TDOT website, www.tn.gov/tdot/yellowdot or call Florence Dyson at 901-476-9746 or stop by St. Luke Church Community Center located at 632 St. Luke Road, Covington any day Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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 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.

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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