Community and Church Calendar for 10/6/12

Published 6:15 am Friday, October 5, 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. 


Saturday, Oct. 6

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• Adult One-Day Doubles Tennis Tournament, Bainbridge Tennis Center, all day

• First Saturday Market Day, Willis Park, 9 a.m. to noon

• Star Wars Reading Day, Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

West Bainbridge United Methodist Church, 1513 Dothan Road, will have a garage and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. Proceeds go to support the church’s missions.

• FLW BFL Regional Bass Tournament, Earle May Boat Basin, final weigh-in at Action GM at 4 p.m.

St. Thomas M.B. Church, at 158 Edward Road, Fowlstown, will have a Gospel Explosion 2012 at 6 p.m., with many choirs and gospel groups, including Apostle Rosilyn Copeland & One Voice of Quincy and Minister Febe & The Chosen Ones of Tallahassee.

• Bainbridge Cruisers meeting and Cruise-In, Dairy Queen, 6:45 p.m.

• Bainbridge-Decatur Co. Humane Society, 2nd annual Barks and Bones at Bainbridge Country Club, 7 to 11 p.m. A Margaritaville Beach Bash, featuring music, dancing, themed food and desserts.

Greater Macedonia M.B. Church, located at 1006 Holly St., will observe Family and Friends Day on Oct. 6 and 7. Saturday at 12 noon at the Boat Basin park. Sunday morning worship is at 10:45 a.m. Guests are Antioch M.B. Church, Choir and ushers.

• Cosmic Bowling at Langston-Gray Bowling Center, Shotwell Street, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Roger and Joyce Mills

• Birthdays: Louverne Mitchell, James Aldridge, Catherine Catledge, Sam Dean, Charley Powell, Stacy Bryan


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.

Magnolia M.B. Church, 1210 Center St., near Fairgrounds, will have the annual Men’s and Women’s Day on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. with Rev. John Thomas and Evangelist Sylvia Copeland as speakers.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 516 E. Broughton Street, will offer a Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. on the church lawn. Everyone is invited to bring their pets or companion animals for a blessing. All animals must be on a leash or in a crate.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Carol and Irene McLendon, Brett and Chastity Trammell

• Birthdays: Carolyn Jones, Parker Heard, Jimmy Earp, David Ferguson, Stevie Connell


Monday, Oct. 8

• Columbus Day (Library closed)

• National Fire Prevention Week begins

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

• Bainbridge-Decatur County Council for the Arts board of directors, 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.

• Auditions for “The Dixie Swim Club,” Bainbridge Little Theatre, 7 p.m. (continues Tuesday at 7 p.m.)

• Brinson Council, Brinson City Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

• Birthdays: Dr. Thomas Williams, Jada James Mitchell, Teresa Sellars, Laura Bridges, Laura Rabon, Christy Marsh, Eric Samuel, Mary Jo Boutwell, Zac West, Lisa Jeter, Demetric Stubbs, Aquivious Carroll


Tuesday, Oct. 9

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

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

• Beginning Computer Classes, Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m. (free class, please call ahead)

• Toddler Tales, Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 10 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, City Hall, 101 S. Broad St., 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: Brennan Leathers, Leah Howard, Brianna Hampton, Judy Zorn, Gary McCarty, Dorothy “Dot” Dean, Mary Conway


Wednesday, Oct. 10

Mt. Nebo M.B. Church, on Lake Douglas road, will begin observing Pastor Tamorris Baulkman’s first anniversary. Weeknight services will be at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. David Johnson of Union Baptist as guest speaker on the 10th; Oct. 11 speaker will be Pastor Percy Legett of Swanswall M.B. Church; Friday, the 12th will be Rev. James Turner of Greater St. Mark M.B. Church. Sunday, the 14th services will be at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

• 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.

• Anniversaries: Randyl and Cheryl Godwin, Michelle and Billy Lane, Vernon and Linda Baggett, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Thrower, Bill and Cathi Galpin

• Birthdays: Dean Goff, Alaina Forshee, James Pollock, Gage Hall, Brian Powell, Qwatavius Middleton


Thursday, Oct. 11

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

• Young at Heart, Pine Forest Baptist Church, 104 Pine Forest Road, 11 a.m.

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

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

• Southwest Georgia Photography Club, Firehouse Gallery, 7 p.m.

• Candle Light Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, J.O. Smith Activities Building at First United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.

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

• Anniversaries: Angela and Kevin Lashley

• Birthdays: Austin Cook, Dina Chestnut, Brandon Samuel, Donna Sanders, Tracey Smith, Tina Boyett, Jonathan Thrower, Jeff Powell, David Donalson Brenda Rice, Devin Thompson, Mary Margaret Wells


Friday, Oct. 12

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located in Vada, will host the Young at Heart Social with a covered dish meal at 6:30 p.m., with entertainment by Rev. Lynn Roberts. Contact 246-7282 or 336-1828 for more information.

• 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.

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

• Birthdays: Ed Robinson, Mary Stone, Sherry L. Ausgood, Kelona Close, Mary Beth Cook, Matthew Ralph, Naise Gordon, Kay Bush, Matthew Ralph


Saturday, Oct. 13

A Spiritual Concert and all kinds of soul food will be offered at the home of Gloria Toliver, 3217 Tallahassee Hwy., Attapulgus, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Call 465-3170 for more information.

• Bainbridge Tennis Association Membership Drive tournament, Bill Reynolds Tennis Center

• Lake Seminole Open Bass Tournament, Earle May Boat Basin (continues Sunday, Oct. 14)

• Kolomoki Festival in Blakely, Ga., Kolomoki State Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Faith Life Ministries, located at 335 Colquitt Hwy., Eldorendo, will celebrate the Choir Anniversary on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. Inviting all choirs, soloists, praise teams and quartets to come join the celebration.


Sunday, Oct. 14

First African Baptist Church, located at 115 Church St., in West Bainbridge, will celebrate their pastor, Rev. Henry L. Flowers III’s first year church anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Leroy Thompson delivering the message. Dinner will be served.

Mt. Zion M.B. Church, located at 516 Hanover Road in Cyrene, will celebrate its 145th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Earl Hallmon as guest speaker. Dinner will be served.

Mt. Zuma M.B. Church, 2015 Vada Highway, will observe the Usher Board’s Anniversary on Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Hayward Teague and guest choir and ushers from Star Bethel and Mt. Moriah #2. Dinner will be served.

Emanuel M.B. Church, Fowlstown, will observe its 141st church anniversary and Pastor John Thomas Sr.’s, 3rd anniversary at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Frank Deyounks and Salem Church Family as guests.


Wednesday, Oct. 17

• Breast Cancer Awareness Lunch and Learn sponsored by Memorial Hospital, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 18

• Senior Citizens Health Fair sponsored by Memorial Hospital, Cloud Livestock Facility, 7 a.m. to noon


Saturday, Oct. 20

Cairo First United Methodist Church, The women of the church will hold a fall bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall, featuring a large variety including unique holiday goods, foods, and “white elephant” treasures. Contact Kaye Helms at 229-377-4248 for more information.


Sunday, Oct. 21

Friendship M.B. Church, located on Palmer Road. The church will celebrate its 130th anniversary. The Rev. James Ramey and the King Branch Church of Carnesville will be the featured guest church during the 11:30 a.m. service. Dinner will be served.