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NEWTON EVENTS: Back to School giveaways, concert series, free movies
Legion Field drive-in concerts
Legion Field - photo by Special to The Covington News

Saturday, Aug. 7

• Back to School Bash and Block Party is set for 2 to 5 p.m. at 1182B Washington St. in Covington. Health information, free food, music, games, book bag/school supplies (first come, first serve) and more will be available. Sponsored by Law Office of Stephanie Lindsey and County Chairman Marcello Banes.

Friday, Aug. 13

• Live at Legion Concert Series featuring Blair Crimmins & The Hookers playing swing and jazz at 7 p.m. at Legion Field, 3173 Mill St. For more information, visit

• Free movie, "Lion King," 8 p.m., Denny Dobbs Park at 6252 Hwy. 212 in Covington. Hosted by District 2 County Commissioner Demond Mason. For more information, visit

Saturday, Aug. 14

• Back to School Drive-Thru Giveaway sponsored by District 113 State Rep. Sharon Hendersonset for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walmart parking lot at 4200 Salem Road.

Friday, Aug. 20

• Free Family Movie Night featuring “Playing with Fire” Aug. 20 at Wolverine Field at 8134 Geiger St. in Covington. For more information, visit

• The Almond Turner Foundation Golf Tournament is set for a 9 a.m. “shotgun start” at the The Oaks Golf Course, 11240 Brown Bridge Road.

Proceeds benefit the AJT Foundation Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 404-236-9807 or visit


• The county’s new Splash Pad is open to the public for the season at Denny Dobbs Park, 6244 Highway 212, daily except Monday throughout the summer. Days and times are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and closed on Mondays for maintenance.

• Farmers Market hosted by the Newton County Parks and Recreation is held every Tuesday through Oct. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Denny Dobbs Park at 6252 Hwy. 212 in Covington.

• Oxford Farmers Market is scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays, noon to dark; and Saturdays , 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the City Green on Emory Street. Oxford Farmers Market is open to farmers, growers, artists, makers and craftsmen  who grow or make their own produce or items. For more information, email or call 770-786-7004.

Submit your events to or mail to 1166 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014