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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 21

The NARFE (National Active and 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 23

Members from Ray-Pinner VFW Post 4840 and the Covington High School band will host a car wash at Tractor Supply, Hwy 51, in Covington from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to raise money for the VFW National Military Service fund and the Covington High School band.

The event is sponsored by Ray-Pinner VFW Post 4840, Tipton County; Covington High School band; Covington High School band boosters; The Smokin' Pit (BBQ) and Tractor Supply.

The Brighton FFA Chapter is hosting their annual truck and tractor pull, at 7pm, at the Dacus Riding Arena in Brighton. Admission is $10 and children 5 years and under are free. Concessions will be available.

August 26

Closing art reception for the annual Tipton County Beautiful art exhibit from 6:30-8 p.m. at Dyersburg State Community College in Covington.

The exhibit features art and photography by Lynda Davison.

August 26

Closing art reception for the annual Tipton County Beautiful art exhibit from 6:30-8 p.m. at Dyersburg State Community College in Covington. The exhibit features art and photography by Lynda Davison.

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

September 4

A parent expo will be held at Brighton Middle School for parents and students of Austin Peay Elementary, Brighton Elementary and Brighton Middle School from 6-7:30 p.m. School and Community information will be given out.

September 8

A Fitting Place will visit the Cancer Awareness Support Group. The meeting will be in Baptist Tipton Hospital's community conference room, located on Highway 51 in Covington, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. There will be some beautiful fashions for women and a few surprises.... so make plans to be there and bring a friend!

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 Dept.,Tipton County Emergency Unit, Search Dog South and many more!

There will be a departmental and public corn hole tournament with cash prizes.

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 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 can be 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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