All kinds of things going on here from Covington to Rockdale and beyond.
View this email in your browser

Fest of Fairies and the Fifth of May

Spring has indeed sprung. In our southern niche, it’s a wondrous spell of warm days with a faint nip in the evenings and mornings enhanced by colorful blooms. Never mind the occasional death knell of trees and their assorted limbs felled by the season’s evil tornado twin, nor the remnants of the pollen index du jour. 

Read the rest here!

What are you doing this weekend?

Check our website for all the details on what's happening in Covington, Rockdale and beyond!

Spring Fling

Fling with Spring at Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department’s celebration at Porterdale Ball Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Games, music, arts and crafts, raffle prizes, food and more to enjoy while supporting this vital service.


Click Here

How do Fairy's get their wings?

Flutter out to Chimney Park in Covington on Saturday afternoon and prepare to be enchanted by the Fairy House Festival. In the delightful pop-up village, tour a small community of fancifully-made homes, playgrounds and venues constructed of natural and organic materials gathered in forests and on coastlines. Visitors may bring their own creations to the park or gather materials to design on the spot. Other crafts for boys and girls, refreshments, entertainment by Bubble Man and fairy-themed merchandise await to enhance this unique experience – a day devoted to all things imaginary and creative. The event, sponsored by Friends of Newton Parks, is from 2 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Admission is $5 and children under 2 are free. 8203 Hazelbrand Rd. SE, Covington.

Tickets: $5 and under 2 are free

Get more info here.

The Amazing Spider Man 2: 

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man.

Belle:  5/2

Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. 

Cinco De Mayo Stashe Dash

Just because Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday, a.k.a. no fun day, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate prematurely on Cinco Eve-Eve. Atlanta and surrounding environs offer a hotbed of Mexican establishments, but here’s an uncommon twist – One Love’s Stache Dash 5K. The costume-strongly encouraged race takes off from Tin Lizzy’s Buckhead location on Saturday at 9 a.m.  The entry fee includes a ticket for an adult beverage and entry to Tin Lizzy’s Cinco de Mayo Buckhead party

Cost: $30

Click and Run 

Small Bites and Big Cars

Rev your engines and taste buds, Taste of Conyers and the Conyers Car show is back and better than ever this Saturday in Olde Town. Nosh on delectables from Las Flores, Sweet and Savory Café, Mellow Mushroom,  Jim n’ Nicks, The Chocolate Box and more. Lap around to Railroad St. for a dazzling line-up of vintage and classic cars and pause at the Depot stage to take in sets by Jordan Rager, featured on NBC’s “The Voice,” the Vintage Boogie Band and jazz artist Andrew Black. Along with the ubiquitous moonwalks and obstacles, this Children’s Zone will have Boy Scouts at the ready to mesmerize the kid teaching them how to make ice cream or s’mores in a bag.   Customers purchase tickets on site and redeem at restaurant booths. May 3 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.    

Tickets: Event is free but tickets are $1

Click Here

Rush To Worship at AMS

 RUSH (Reaching Unchurched Students for Him) Ministries heralds their 10th Anniversary “worship experience” in epic fashion at the Atlanta Motor Speedway May 2 - 3. This praise palooza will feature top acts on the American Billboard Christian charts - Hillsong United, Jesus Culture and Colton Dixon – and inspirational speakers - Pastor Carl Lentz, Marc Pritchett, Nick Hall and Jon Acuff. Oh, and other youth magnets like attempting to break the Guinness World Record for a dodgeball match and fireworks to add to the mix. The event aims to “motivate and equip students to reach other students in their community for Christ.”  Founder Marc Pritchett threw down the evangelical gauntlet, challenging attendees to bring a friend for free. 

Tickets: $65

For more Information click Here
May 9 -11   Shaky Knees Music Fest at Atlantic Station featuring Alabama Shakes, Violent Femmes, The National, The Replacements, to name just a few.

May 10 – 11   Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival at Chastain Park. This classic venue will be brimming with art, tunes, edibles and a children’s area. With 175+ artists, acoustic tunes by the likes of Chelsea Shagg and William A. Yarbrough, and food vendors to include Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Gengki and King of Pops.

May 17  Yellow River Paddle Series “Mellow on the Yellow” at Porterdale’s Yellow River Park.

May 18   Sunset Series at Gym: Local Bands- Sweet Harmony & Johnny Roquemore & The Apostles of Bluegrass, Storyteller - Andy Irwin at the new outdoor venue in Porterdale
Forward to Friend
Copyright © 2014 The Covington News, All rights reserved.
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences