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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. 

April 11

Please join the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center in promoting April as 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. Contact the center at 476-1515 for ordering information. 

April 12

Central Baptist Church, 755 Lucy Kelly Road, Brighton, is having a “Share Day.” The church has collected items to donate to anyone in need. If you are in need of items such as clothing, cleaning products, household items, come by the church from 9 a.m. until noon and choose any items. For more information, contact the church office at 475-4422.    

April 14

Pat McRee will lead a Laughter After Cancer workshop at the monthly meeting of the Cancer Awareness Support Group on Monday at 5:30 PM in the Baptist Tipton Hospital Community Conference Room. All are invited to attend. (See article in this week’s paper)

April 17

The NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) Association,
Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

April 19

The Charleston Fire Department is hosting breakfast with the Easter bunny from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the fire department. 

Angels of Hope/Relay for Life’s annual silent auction at the Balcony, 165 Quinton Drive, Munford. Shirts, cookbooks, plate lunches, singing and bake sale to benefit the fundraiser.

April 23

The Area VIII Special Olympics event is in need of volunteers to serve the 2014 games on Wednesday, April 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 200 volunteers are needed to make this annual event featuring athletes from Tipton, Lauderdale, Crockett and Haywood counties a success. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt and lunch. For more information, please contact Mary Cass Stewart at 901-475-4632 or send an email to mstewart@tipton-county.com.

April 26

Keep Tipton County Beautiful presents Earth Fest 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brighton High School. There will be free information on the environment, recycling and going green. 

Grovestock Fest at Holly Grove C.P. Church, 4385 Holly Grove Rd.  Awesome outdoor fun from noon until 9 p.m., with live music and entertainment, headlined by Dove Award Winner Mark Schultz. Activities including frisbee golf, kite flying, tie dying, arts and crafts vendors, and great family fun. Come celebrate with us! Bring your blankets and lounge chairs. For more information, visit www.grovestockfest.org.   

May 31

A household hazardous waste collection will be held at Brighton High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household cleaners, automotive products, cell phones and many other items will be accepted for disposal. For more information, contact Keep Tipton County Beautiful at 476-0254.


A certified diabetes educator will be at Children and Family Services (412 Alston St., Covington) from 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday except the second Thursday of the month. A free blood pressure and foot care check, as well information on weight management and meal planning will be available. For more information, call 476-2364 or log on to www.childrenfirstcfs.com. 

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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