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NEWTON EVENTS: Job fair, Beer Crawl, classical music concert
Job fair

Some upcoming events in the Newton County area include:

Thursday, March 16

Covington Multi-Employer Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washington Street Community Center, 4138 School St., Covington. Companies include SRG Global, Apple One, Amici, Help Homecare Services, Carter Container & Freight, Newton County Fire Services and more. Hosted by the Technical College System of Georgia, Work Source Georgia and Goodwill.

Friday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day Beer Crawl and Concert, 6-9 p.m., in downtown Social Circle and Friendship Park. Participating restaurants will offer drink specials and retail stores will host sip and shop specials. Retail stores will also have a special beer crawl shirt for the occasion! For more information, call 770-464-1866 or email

Saturday, March 18

• Community Emergency Preparedness Class, 10 a.m., Pathway Church, 33 N. Broad St. , Porterdale. Class will teach how to make a plan for emergencies, stay informed during times of emergencies and more. Lunch will be provided. Hosted by Porterdadle Police Chief Jason Cripps and the Porterdale PD in partnership with the Newton County Emergency Management Agency. For more information, call 770-786-2226.

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 in Newton County featuring 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

Saturday, March 25

Free Pet Vaccination and Microchip Clinic, 9 a.m.-noon, Turner Lake Pavilion, 6185 Turner Lake Road NW, Covington. Open to Newton County residents only with proof of residency; limited to the first 200 pets in line. Includes rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, microchip, flea treatment (while supplies last), and spay/neuter voucher for use at Duluth location of Planned Pethood. Sponsored by Petco, Planned Pethood, Atlanta Humane Society and Halo House for Dogs. For more information, call Newton County Animal Services at 770-786-9514.

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