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NEWTON EVENTS: Chamber annual meeting, housing forum, concert
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The 2021 Chamber chairperson, Hunter Hall, welcomes guests to the Newton Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner in March 2022. - photo by Tom Spigolon

Some upcoming events in the Newton County area include:

Tuesday, March 7

Town hall meeting hosted by Porterdale City Council member Michael Patterson, 6:30 p.m., Dinner Theater and Restaurant, 2001 Main St., Porterdale. For more information, call 404-488-2984 or email

Thursday, March 9

Newton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner, 5-8 p.m., Oxford College Student Center, 801 Emory St., Oxford. Advance registration required. For more information and registration, email

Saturday, March 11

"Homelessness and Affordable Housing in East Metro," 1 p.m., T.K. Adams Community Band Room, 8150 Carlton Trail, Covington. Forum presented by East Metro for Social Justice featuring representatives of Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, Newton County Housing Authority and others. For more information, visit

Tuesday, March 21

Emory Chamber Society concert featuring The Vega Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Oxford Chapel, Oxford College. For more information, email

Friday, March 24

Oxford Lions Club Annual Pancake Supper, 5-7:30 p.m., Flint Hill Elementary School, 1300 Airport Road, Oxford. Plain or blueberry pancakes, Holifield sausage, and drinks will be served.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Proceeds support Flint Hill School and Lions sight projects.

Special Olympics Week begins in Newton County with a parade and opening ceremonies March 24 at around 10:45 a.m. to kick off the week of events with a parade between Legion Field and Covington Square. Opening Ceremonies follow at 11:30. 

Friday, March 24-Sunday, March 26

“Spongebob: The Musical,” March 24-25 at 7 p.m., March 26 at 3 p.m., Porter Performing Arts Center, 140 Ram Drive. For more information, visit

Sunday, March 26

Native Plants for Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Gardeners & Foragers, 1-3 p.m., Oxford College Student Center, 801 Wesley St., Oxford. Learn about native edible plants, how to grow them at home and how to forage for them. Hosted by Oxford College and the Intown Atlanta chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society. For more information, email

Monday, March 27-Wednesday, March 29

Special Olympics middle and high school athletes participate in track and field events at Legion Field March 27. The elementary schools’ competition will be divided into two days, with Flint Hill, Fairview, West Newton, Porterdale, Oak Hill and Rocky Plains on Tuesday, March 28; and South Salem, Live Oak, Middle Ridge, East Newton and Mansfield on Wednesday, March 29. All events begin around 10 a.m.

Friday, March 31

A Night of Live Music and Dance Performance, 7 p.m., Oxford College. Features the work of professors Corian Ellisor and Alejandro Abarca and The Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble. For more information, email


Tickets are now available for the “Connecting People, Connecting Places” fundraiser for Newton Trail May 6 at Legion Field. The event is a benefit for Newton Trails’ work to complete renovation of the Alcovy River Bridge that will create a continuous Cricket Frog Trail between Covington and Mansfield. For more information, visit

Registration is open for all summer day camp sessions at the Covington Family YMCA. Space is available on a first come, first-serve basis and registration can be completed online or in-person. The Covington Family YMCA is at 2140 Newton Drive. For more information, call 770-787-3908.

Email your upcoming events to, or mail them to 1166 Usher St., Covington, GA 30014