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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. 

March 15

Angels of Hope Relay for Life team will be at the Hatchie River Haberdashery (on the west side of the square) selling beef sandwiches, pecans, shirts and cookbooks. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call 901-275-5867.


March 17

If you or any member of your family has been diagnosed with cancer, you are most welcome to come....We invite you to attend the Cancer Awareness Group at Baptist Tipton Hospital in the first floor community conference room. The meeting is from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.  Mrs. Kathy Strahan is the speaker.


March 20

 The NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Association. Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington.  The guest speaker is Mr. Terry Jones, Mayor of Millington. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.


April 11

Please join the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center in its efforts to let the community know that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The center is selling T-shirts to promote awareness. April 11 has been designated as the day for all to wear the T-shirt and take a stand to help fight against child abuse. The deadline for purchasing the T-shirts is March 28. Contact the center at 476-1515 for ordering information. 



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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