Community Calendar for 12/1/12

Published 3:22 am Friday, November 30, 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, Dec. 1

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Chosen Messengers of Donalsonville will celebrate their 19th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Hall on South Wiley Ave., featuring groups from Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The special guests are Evangelist Roxanne Broadnax and New Directions from Atlanta. Admission is free. Concessions will be available.

Disciples of Jesus Ministries, located at 1630 Bethel Road, will host a talent show beginning at 7 p.m., featuring choirs and groups from Blakely, Bainbridge and Thomasville. Talent in any of three categories: modeling, praise dancing and singing, is welcome to perform. For additional information, contact Lorean Williams at (229) 246-8216.

• 1st Annual MGM Law Enforcement Shoot Out in Blakely, Ga., 8 a.m.

• Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, Earle May Boat Basin, 6 p.m.

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

• Bainbridge Little Theatre presents “The Dixie Swim Club,” Troup Street, 7:30 p.m. (continues Sunday at 2:30 p.m.)

Cornerstone Church, located at 609 Paulette St., Bainbridge, will be the site of a musical benefit program at 6 p.m. for Michael J. Corker, who has been diagnosed with liver disease. He and his family are in need of financial help for medical and living expenses. For more information contact Hazel Hayes at (229) 794-1094 or (229) 560-2057.

• Birthdays: LaToya B. Ross, Emerson Elwell, Charles Rozier, Jay Funderburke


Sunday, Dec. 2

New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, located at 652 Wautauga Road, Attapulgus, will hold a benefit program beginning at 5 p.m. with the Golden Echoes and other groups and choirs.

• Second Morning Star M.B. Church, located at 140 Engelhard Road, Attapulgus, will celebrate Pastor Henry Stephenson’s anniversary at 2 p.m., with guest minister Hayward Teague and Mt. Moriah No. 2 Church.

• Second Elizabeth M.B. Church, located at 2718 Attapulgus Highway, in Quincy, Fla., will be the site of the installation service for Pastor John L. Gardner Sr. as moderator of the Union Baptist Association. Installation services at 4 p.m. will be conducted by Rev. Dr. H.G. McCollough, moderator of the Second West Florida Association.

Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church, located at 631 White Bridge and Twilight Road in Miller County, will host a Thankful Heart Singing Convention following 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Lunch will be served.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Birthdays: Brandi Murphy, Linda N. Josey, Thomas Jefferson, Devontae Jones, Harold Burrell, Don Ordner, Jeffrey Bevis, Glenn Heard, Keith Buckhaulter


Monday, Dec. 3

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

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

• Adult Mixed Doubles Tennis Begins, Bill Reynolds Sports Park Tennis Complex

• Humane Society board meeting, YMCA Kid’s Center, 7 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Jim and Sarah Potter

• Birthdays: Jim Warren, Charlton Reynolds, Isa McClellan, Helen Calhoun, Cheryl Hodge-Lewis, Dorislyn White Padgett, Jessica Bostick


Tuesday, Dec. 4

• Toddler Tales, Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m.

• Bookmobile at Spring Creek Grocery, Spring Creek Grocery, 10 a.m.

• AA, 814 S. West St., noon

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Decatur County Planning Board, County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., 1:30 p.m.

• Bainbridge City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m.

• Southwest Georgia Daylily Society, Senior Center, 402 W. Water St. 7 p.m.

• Spring Creek VFD Board, 2682 Georgia 253 South, 7 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)

• Anniversaries: Morris and Jenifer Miller, Danny and Sonya Dollar, Barrette A. and Karla Y. Jackson

• Birthdays: Chakenshia “Shea” Mitchell, Steve Powell, Jeff Murphy, Timothy Mixon, Joanna Allen, Melanie Posey, Odell Washington, Anna Wells, Bryce Hatcher, Johnny Sirmons


Wednesdsay, Dec. 5

• Bookmobile at Wingate’s Lodge, Hutchinson Ferry Road, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Bookmobile at Recovery Community Center, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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.

• Birthdays: T.J. Gay, Mike Barnett, Michael Chastain, Krista Womack, Zion Mitchell, Leslie Harrell, Lorey Ferguson, Cissie Franklin


Thursday, Dec. 6

• Chamber of Commerce Member Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.

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

• Toddler Tales, Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m.

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

• Kiwanis Club, Seminole Wind, noon

• CPR class at Memorial Hospital, Kirbo Women’s Center, 6 p.m.

• Orion Lodge No. 8, Masonic Lodge on Louise St., 6:30 p.m.

• Christmas on the River, Performing Arts Building in the Earle May Boat Basin, 6:30 p.m.

• Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1689, Big Boy’s Bait and Tackle, Spring Creek Road, 7 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Dewitt and Debra Phillips, Lewis and Clarene Jones, Herbert and Linda McCray Rogers

• Birthdays: Leslie Harrell, Maggie Bridges, Jennifer Garnes, Remus Matthews, Meredith Dunaway


Friday, Dec. 7

• 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)

• Anniversaries: John and Catherine Naylor, Keith and Jujuan Bowen, John and Belle Bramlett

• Birthdays: Juwann Elijah, Tywann Elijah, Debbie Elkins, Wanda Matthews, Carolyn Biggs, Brycen Edwards, Michael Sheffield


Saturday, Dec. 8

• Hanukkah (Jewish holiday) begins at sunset and continues until nightfall on Dec. 16

• Breakfast with Santa at the Decatur County Library (by pre-registration only)

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

• Lucretia’s School of Dance presents The Nutcracker, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, 7 p.m. (second performance on Sunday at 2 p.m.)

• Sneads (Fla.) Christmas Festival, Sneads Park on Lake Seminole, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST). Arts and crafts, food vendors, kids rides/activities, entertainment and photos with Santa by the Lake.

• Birthdays: Emma Montgomery, Blake Murphy, Reagan King, Matt Reynolds, Brock Wells, Ryan Wade


Sunday, Dec. 9

Mt. Olive M.B. Church, located on Spring Creek Road, will observe Pastor David L. Gosha’s sixth anniversary at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ronald Hunter and congregation from New Friendship M.B. Church in Red Level, Ala., as guests.


Monday, Dec. 11

• Final Exams held at Bainbridge College (through Thursday, Dec. 13)


Thursday, Dec. 13

• Bainbridge Christmas Parade, Shotwell Street and downtown Bainbridge, 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 15

• New Zion M.B. Church, located at 556 Lincoln Drive, in Chattahoochee, Fla., will host its annual Gospel Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Groups, soloists, praise teams etc. are invited to participate. Proceeds go to benefit needy children in the big bend area. Contact Sister Johnnie Mae Green McWhite at (850) 663-2661 for more information.


Sunday, Dec. 16

• The Bainbridge Community Band will perform a Christmas concert at the Kirbo Center on the Bainbridge College campus, at 3 p.m.

Kingdom Harvest Fellowship Church, located at 652 Wautauga Road, Attapulgus, will have a Family and Friends Celebration service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Corey King Sr. of Restoration Tabernacle Ministries of Thomasville as guest speaker.


Monday, Dec. 17

• Winter Break for Decatur County Schools begins (students report back to school on Jan. 8)


Thursday,  Dec. 20

• Christmas on the Square, Willis Park, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Sunday, Dec. 23

Mt. Olive M.B. Church, located off Spring Creek Road, will host the DT Production birthday bash celebration featuring  many area gospel groups. Singing begins at 4 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 24

• Christmas Eve


Tuesday, Dec. 25

• Christmas Day