Community Calendar

Published 4:45 am Friday, September 7, 2012

Birthdays, anniversaries and special events can be added to, changed or deleted from the calendar by submitting them in writing at The Post-Searchlight office, 301 N. Crawford St., by faxing (229) 246-7665, by e-mailing; or mailing to P.O. Box 277, Bainbridge, GA 39818. Items must be submitted by 5 p.m. the previous Wednesday.


Saturday, Sept. 8

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• Junior tennis tournament at the Bill Reynolds Tennis Center (continues Sunday)

• Flint River Showdown Drag Boat Races, races start at the Earle May Boat Basin at noon and continue on Sunday at noon

 Jolly 60s, Calvary Baptist Church, Chason Street, 6 p.m.

Nelson Chapel A.M.E. Church—The Women’s Missionary Society of the church, located at 640 Hall St., will sponsor a giant yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 7 a.m.

St. Thomas M.B. Church—The church, located at 198 Edward Road, Fowlstown, will host the 7th Annual Women’s Conference on the theme of “Pressing Toward the Mark for the Prize with Faith” this weekend. Breakfast and registration are at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Session runs from 9 to 3 p.m. with special guest speakers.  Sunday meeting convenes at 2 p.m.

The Baptist Association will host a Southwest Georgia Men’s Conference on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at Decatur County Memorial Coliseum, 600 S. Wheat Ave., featuring Dr. Bobby H. Welch, past president of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Greater Mt. Calvary First Born Church of the Living God Inc., located on S. Broad St., Climax, will have Family and Friends Day on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. with Redeeming Life Fellowship Church congregation and Apostle G. Kevin Hindesman as participants.

Pleasant Grove M.B. Church, located in Pelham, will host their annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the theme “Reflections of the Real You—Finding the Courage to Look Within.” Guest evangelist will be Corene Green ,who uses her personal testimony to help free hurting women. For more information contact Evangelist Patricia Wilkins at 229-294-0535.

E.D.E.N. International Ministries, Inc., located at 2550 Old Whigham Road, this weekend, will conclude a Birthing Experience Summit 2012, “Positioned and Ready to Deliver.” Sept. 8 is Youth Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., evening at 6 p.m.; Sept. 9 is at 10 a.m. Speakers vary. Contact Angela Johnson at 225-7151 for details.

• Kingdom Harvest Fellowship Church will host a Car Wash and Fish Fry in the parking lot of Auto Zone, 1020 E. Shotwell St., in Bainbridge, on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $10 donation will get you a free fish sandwich; fish baskets are $5 and a fish sandwich is $3.

• Anniversaries: Brad and Ann Bradford, Harry and Jo Anne Sullivan

• Birthdays: Greg Sellars, Bill Herring, Andrea Roman Lopes, Bailey Floyd, Josh Bell, Cody Enfinger, Lynn Griffin


Sunday, Sept. 9

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

First African Baptist Church, located at 115 Church St., in West Bainbridge, will celebrate their Men and Women’s Day program on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.

• Anniversaries: Linda and Chip Perry

• Birthdays: Carlisha Mitchell, Jessica Williams, Pam Burch, Ed Mitchell, Karen Pritzl, Lisa Webb, Tonya Reynolds, Chuck Whittaker


Monday, Sept. 10

AA Recovery Group, U.S. Highway 27 North behind Mr. Pip’s, 1 p.m.

• Bainbridge/Decatur County Council for the Arts board meeting, Firehouse Center, 5:30 p.m.

• Decatur County Historical and Genealogical Society, Charter House Inn, 6:30 p.m.

• Decatur County NAACP, Vivian’s Place, 1425 MLK Jr. Drive, 7 p.m.

• Brinson Town Council, Brinson City Hall, 8 p.m.

• Freemasonry: Royal Arch Masons and Royal and Select Masons, 7:30 p.m., Knigts Templar, 8 p.m., all meetings at the Masonic Lodge on Louise St.

• AA, 814 S. West St., 8 p.m. (Big Book Study)

• Birthdays: Carolyn Palmer, Tim Williamson, Tyler Hutchins, Ruth Miller, Camille Roland, Nancy Powell, Christi Griner, Peyton Dixon, Carolyn Palmer, Allie Rice


Tuesday, Sept. 11

• A Brown Bag Lunch will be held in Willis Park, starting at noon.

• Patriot Day observed in memory of the victims of 9/11

• Decatur County Board of Commissioners, County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., 9 a.m.

• Toddler Tales, Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 10 a.m.

• Beginning Computer Classes, Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m. (continues through Thursday, free class but pre-registration is requested)

• Bookmobile at Iron City Convenience Store, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• AA, 814 S. West St., noon

• Humane Society board meeting, First Port City Bank, 400 W. Shotwell St., 5 p.m.

• Bainbridge Planning Commission, Potter Street Community Center, 6 p.m.

• Celebrate Recovery, First United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m.

• Narcotics Anonymous, 232 W. Shotwell St., 8 p.m. (closed meeting for addicts or people with drug problems)

• Nar-Anon Family Group, 232 W. Shotwell St., 8 p.m. (for friends and family of those suffering with addiction or drug problems)

• Birthdays: Allison Howard, Jennifer Moore, Wiley Griffin III, Edwin McCullers, Stephanie Poitevint, Parker Boyd, Montana O’Berry, Adrienne Harrison, Jamie Fannin, Liam Mills, April Aldridge, Jennifer Boutwell, Jennifer Moore


Wednesday, Sept. 12

• Bainbridge Bikefest begins, Bikefest Grounds at 1754 Pond Town Road, continues through Sunday, see for a schedule of events

• Bookmobile at Parker Park in Climax, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Lions Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Family Connection, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, noon

AA Recovery Group, U.S. Highway 27 North behind Mr. Pip’s, 1 p.m.

AA, 814 West St., women’s meeting at 6:30 p.m., speaker meeting at 8 p.m.

• St. Paul M.B. Church, located at 2719 Thomasville Road, in Bainbridge, will have a “Family Night/Comedy and Talent” event on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mt. Zuma M.B. Church, located at 2015 Vada Highway, will celebrate its church and pastor anniversaries. Rev. Harry J. Mitchell Sr. has been a pastor for 19 years, while the church is marking its 104th anniversary. The celebration will take place Sept. 12 through 14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and on Sunday the 16th at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., with various guest speakers each day.

• Anniversaries: Gary and Patsy Breedlove, Robert and Christi Griner

• Birthdays: Whitney Allen, Edward Wood Ruffin III, OW Sellers Sr., Margie Gunn, Mallie Elizabeth Rollins, Ashley Strickland, Paul Boyett


Thursday, Sept. 13

• Department of Drivers Services license examiner office open, U.S. Highway 27 in Colquitt, Ga., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Toddler Tales, Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 10 a.m.

• Kiwanis Club, Seminole Wind, noon

• Someone Who Cares Soup Kitchen serves a free meal, Fairgrounds off Vada Road, 6 p.m.

• Bainbridge Oncology Support Team (BOST), Kirbo Women’s Center at Memorial Hospital, 6 p.m.

• Southwest Georgia Photography Club, Callahan Room at Firehouse Gallery on Water Street, 7 p.m.

• AA, 814 S. West St., 8 p.m. (beginner’s meeting)

• Birthdays: Chelsea Elizah, Heath Wallace, Dan Ponder, Ana Baker, Sarah Margaret Bush, Todd Powell


Friday, Sept. 14

• Department of Drivers Services license examiner office open, U.S. Highway 27 in Colquitt, Ga., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• AA Recovery Group, U.S. Highway 27 North behind Mr. Pip’s, 1 p.m.

• Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society sponsors Bingo and Hot Dog Supper to benefit the Bainbridge Animal Shelter, First United Methodist Church, supper at 6 p.m., bingo to be played between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

• Staying Alive group of Narcotics Anonymous, 232 W. Shotwell St. (across from Methodist Church), 8 p.m. (open meeting, everyone welcome)

• Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located in Vada, will host the monthly social of the Young at Heart on Friday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. A “Butterbean Auction” will be held prior to the meal served at 7 p.m. For further information contact Deborah Bennett at 246-7282 or Vonnie Hatcher at 336-1828.

• Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Andrea Lopes, Phill and Edna DeLucia

• Birthdays: John Sykes, William Merritt, Grace Darling, Grace Ellen Nettles, Ronnie Alston Jr., Gary Breedlove, Kayla Cox, Bryce Howell, Grace Darling


Saturday Sept. 15

Lily Hill M.B. Church, located in Climax, will host a Scriptural Program on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. featuring 10 speakers, each of whom will speak on their favorite scripture. Scheduled ministers are: Lisa Owens, Charlotte Swicord Whittaker, Lois Parker, Melissa Harrison, Kim Adams, Angela Cooper, and Robert Hall; Sisters, Lois Anderson and Carla Hall; and Deacon Gary Martin.


Sunday, Sept. 16

• Climax Baptist Church, located at 204 W. Lee St., Climax, will have a Revival starting Sunday,  Sept. 16 and concluding Wednesday, Sept. 19.  Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and 7i p.m. Monday through Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. Rev. Tom Anderson of Dothan will be guest speaker.

Laymen Outreach Ministry, located in the annex of the Bainbridge Church of God, 205 Independent St., will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 16. Everyone is invited and your prayers and financial support have been, and will be gratefully appreciated.

New Salem FWB Church, located at 2574 Spring Creek Rd., will celebrate the 7th anniversary for Minister Melba Washington on Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Randall Hines Sr. and Kingdom Harvest Fellowship bringing the message.

• St. John A.M.E. Church, located at 416 E. Broad St., Climax, will celebrate the 146th church anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. with rev. Sharon Jackson as guest messenger.


Sunday, Sept. 23

Piney Grove M.B. Church, located on Piney Grove Road, Whigham, will have a pastor’s appreciation service for Rev. Harry J. Mitchell Sr. on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Percy Leggett of Iron City speaking.


Sunday, Oct. 7

• Second St. James M.B. Church, located at 1912 S. Potter St., will observe Entering into the Season of Thanksgiving with Bishop Ruben Addison as speaker on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.