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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

August 2

Jesus Loves Tipton County Interest Meeting, a meeting of interested churches for participation in the upcoming Jesus Loves Tipton County Community Outreach Event is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Covington First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together various evangelical churches in the community to discuss potential outreach projects for a planned outreach in October and provide information on the ministry. The ministry is meant to mirror the current established Jesus Loves Memphis outreach. Jesus Loves Memphis is a movement among evangelical churches in Memphis to lift up the name of Jesus Christ through acts of kindness and projects of community service.

On Oct. 25, more than 30 churches will come together to participate in projects all over Memphis and the surrounding Mid-South area. These projects will include clean-up projects and various ministry opportunities for volunteers to participate throughout the day. Each project will focus on service and prayer, so there will be opportunities for everyone to participate. Interested individuals/churches may contact Zach Cook at 901-848-2672, ezcook@bellsouth.net, for more information.

August 4

Job seekers training workshop. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Covington campus, will host the Tennessee career coach on Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop will consist of resume writing, job search strategies and interviewing skills; tools which are extremely valuable to market yourself to a potential employer. Resource information will be available to job seekers and employers. For more information, go to www.getonthecoach.tn.gov.

August 11

Cancer Awareness Support Group welcomes Maria Robinson from the American Cancer Society as special guest speaker. The meeting will be in the community conference room of the Baptist Tipton Hospital on Highway 51, in Covington, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Lots of information will be given out, time for lots of questions to be answered, and you are welcome to be there to ask!

August 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 offerred 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, 7 p.m. 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 of 1984 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!


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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