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NEWTON EVENTS: Women's Expo, 'Concert for a Cause'
Think and Thrive

Some upcoming events include:

Thursday, Aug. 26

• Think & Thrive Women's Expo is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at The Reserve at Hendricks at 1149 Hendrick St SW, Covington. Event will feature an array of women-owned businesses, food and speakers from Newton County Industrial Development Authority and Covington Family Chiropractic. Hosted by Newton County Chamber of Commerce and GFWC Covington Woman's Club. For more information, visit or email 

Friday, Sept. 10

• Third annual 911 Public Safety Appreciation Lunch is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Legion Field pavilion at 3173 Mill St. in Covington. Hosted by Mansfield Masonic Lodge No. 489. 

Saturday, Sept. 11

• St. Pius X Relay for Life Team’s community yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 Highway 20 S.E., Conyers, GA 30013 (rain date is Sept. 18). Event benefits the American Cancer Society. Donations of gently used items in good condition are welcomed. Sellers are also wanted. Cost is $25 for two parking spaces. To reserve space, call, text or email Theresa at 678-910-8356,, or Verena at 770-823-7532,

Friday, Sept. 17

• "Concert for a Cause" featuring Yacht Rock Schooner is set for 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Legion Field at 3173 Mill St. in Covington. All proceeds will go to purchase a 3D Mammography System for the Women's Diagnostic Center at Piedmont Newton Hospital. For more information, visit, call Andrea Lane at 770-385-7866 or email

Saturday, Sept. 25

• Help clean up local rivers, lakes and streams Sept. 25 at the Rivers Alive! 2021 cleanup. Register by Sept. 17 at, print out and complete registration and release forms and email them to Keep Newton Beautiful. Meet at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington at 9 a.m. to get free breakfast, T-shirts and cleanup supplies. Local Rivers Alive sponsors include the city of Covington, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Keep Newton Beautiful, Newton County Board of Commissioners, Newton County Water Resources, and Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority.

For more information, call KNB at 770-784-2015 or email 


• The county’s Splash Pad is open daily except Monday throughout the summer at Denny Dobbs Park at 6244 Highway 212 in Covington. 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 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