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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


March 1 and 2

Auditions for The Ruffin’s production of “Aladdin” will be held Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 2, at 6 p.m. Please prepare a song and be ready to read from the script. 


March 4

The Tipton County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10 a.m. in the Holly Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 4538 Holly Grove Rd. about 4.5 miles from Covington. The guest speaker will be Mr. Bob Whitworth, retired county agent for Tipton County, active keeper of honeybees, and marketer of local honey. Mr. Whitworth will field questions on agriculture and gardening topics. All retired educators are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided by Brighton Bank. If you need additional information, please contact Martha Fayne, president, (901) 229-7938.



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.


Angels of Hope Relay for Life team meets on the first Thursday of each month at the home of Garry and Betty Shahan, 5393 Highway 59 West. The relay is the weekend of May 30-31. Please come and help to knock out cancer. For more information, call 901-476-2108.


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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