CALLING AROUND COVINGTON


Fields of Grace to host bike blessing

Alex Moore - Contributing Columnist



Fields of Grace Worship Center is one of the most active churches in town. Once again they are putting on an event here in Covington. On the Sunday morning of June 4, they will be hosting Mr. Paul Teutul Jr. at their 9 and 11 a.m. services. Paul’s visit is in conjunction with the church’s annual Bike Blessing and will be followed by a motorcycle ride. First, a little information about the special guest.

Motorcycle master Paul Teutul Jr. has been molding metal since the age of 12, when he began his apprenticeship at his father’s steel business. He is widely recognized as the chief designer and fabricator of some of the world’s most famous motorcycles, as featured in the hit television series American Chopper on the Discovery Channel.

Although Paul Jr. started his career as co-founder of Orange County Choppers, after branching off, he now shares his creativity and unique approach to design with the world through his work at Paul Jr. Designs. Founded in 2010, his new company pushes the limits on creativity beyond just motorcycles, where Paul continues to pursue his passion for building the impossible.

For more information about obtaining free tickets and the bike ride please contact Fields of Grace Worship Center at 573-4282 during office hours on Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets for this special event are limited and required. Keep an eye on this column next time for information about the route which all the motorcyclists will follow after services that Sunday morning. All that horsepower in parade should be a neat sight to see.

Plan to swing by Treasures on High in uptown Covington this weekend, May 12 and 13, for a special flower sale. Shop owners Tom and Cathy Carder, in addition to their usual large selection of concrete statuary items, are holding a special sale of flower flats, hanging baskets, and planters during this coming weekend. Stop in and check out their beautiful selection of floral items, this weekend only!

It is shaping up to be a busy summer at Covington’s J.R. Clarke Public Library. First, pre-school Story Time for the little ones takes place each Tuesday at either 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. There will be a one week break in the schedule this month, however, with Story Time taking a hiatus on May 16. But feel free to still bring the kiddos by the library to check out new books during that week!

The director and staff of J.R. Clarke is also prepared to kick off the 2017 Summer Reading Program. The theme this summer is ‘Build A Better World’, and the program runs from June 5 until July 22. Early registration begins in just a few weeks, however, from Tuesday, May 30, through Saturday, June 3. There is something new this year, with the library offering reading and other library challenges for all ages, including pre-school, children, teens and adults! Hopefully, there’s a jar with candy, and the opportunity to guess how many pieces are in it. That was always my favorite thing to do as a kid during the library reading program. Hopefully adults are eligible for that activity now too.

The library also features new children’s Special Programs on Wednesdays at either 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., and new teen Special Programs on alternate Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. And on the other alternate Thursday evenings, Adult Special Programs will be held. Stop by or call the library at 473-2226 for more information about the new programming. And mark your calendars for the ending party for all Summer Reading participants, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. But we have a lot of spring and summer to get out and enjoy before then!

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Fields of Grace to host bike blessing

Alex Moore

Contributing Columnist

Got Covington news? Contact columnist Alex Moore by calling (937) 418-8884 or emailing callingaroundcovington@gmail.com.

Got Covington news? Contact columnist Alex Moore by calling (937) 418-8884 or emailing callingaroundcovington@gmail.com.