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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 16

Girl Scouts is partnering with Bumpus Harley Davidson at 326 Carriage House Drive in Jackson from 9a.m. - 5 p.m. for a family fun day, which will include entertainment and fun family activities. Girl Scouts will be registering girls for the upcoming 2014-2015 Girl Scout year.

Membership is $15 for an entire year of fun, learning opportunities and inspiration to guide girls through the Girl Scout leadership experience. Bring your family and celebrate with us as we begin our 2014-2015 journey in Girl Scouts. For additional information call: 731-215-6128.

August 16-17

Wings over Halls Air Show will take place in Halls at the veterans museum. For more information, call 731-836-7400 or email vetmuseumhalls@bellsouth.net.

August 17

Tipton County UT Extension agents Matthew Adams and Priscilla Eddins are hosting the "Get Moving" program at the Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Ave., in Memphis. The program is about combating childhood obesity.

August 21

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.

August 30

The Covington FFA Alumni will be hosting a trap shoot at 10 a.m. at the Turner Game Birds Farm, 653 Leigh's Chapel Rd., Covington. Prizes will be awarded to top shooters. Lunch will be available. Shooters must furnish their own ammunition. Contact Alan Walton at 601-1955 for more information

October 11

Tipton County Fire Chief's Association fire prevention and safety fair will be held from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at Brighton High School. Games, tournaments, demonstrations, and interactive booths will be presented by the Brighton Fire Dept., Charleston Fire Dept., Covington Fire Dept., Gilt Edge Fire Dept., Millington Fire Dept., Munford/Atoka Fire Dept., Quito Drummonds Fire Dept., Three Star Fire Dept, Hospital Wing, Air Evac, American Red Cross, Rural Metro Ambulance, Tipton County Dispatch, Tipton County Sheriffs office, Tipton County Emergency Unit, Search Dog South and many more! There will be a departmental and public corn hole tournament with cash prizes for first, second and third places.

Ongoing

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance support group in Tipton County is held biweekly on Saturdays at Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton, from 10-11:30am. For more information, call (901)317-9020 or email dbsatipton@yahoo.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.

Out-of-Towners Al Anon Group meets at 1425 Drummonds Road in Munford on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 11:30 a.m. Al-Anon groups have one purpose: to help the relatives and friends affected by someone's problem drinking. The group helps attends understand how problem drinking affects not just drinkers, but their family and friends, to learn to recognize and cope with the effects of someone else's drinking; and how to used the Al-Anon principles to help aid family recovery. There are no dues or fees. Meetings are confidential and each member's personal anonymity is protected. At least six meetings are suggested. All those affected by someone else's drinking are welcome. For more information, go to www.al-anon.alateen.org.

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.

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.

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.

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