Community calendar for 12/8/12

Published 5:06 am Friday, December 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. 


Saturday, Dec. 8

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• 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.

Morningside Baptist Church, located on Vada Road, will offer its Christmas program, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” featuring the church choir and actors from the congregation, with Bro. Randall Terry directing. The performances will be on the square, at Willis Park. The program begins at 5 p.m. and will be presented again on Sunday, Dec. 9.

• 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.

St. Thomas Chapter #37 Order of Easter Star is sponsoring a charity program to be held at Mt. Tabor M.B. Church, 3796  E. River Road, with Rev. Tamorris Baulkman and the Mt. Nebo Church choir as guests. Contact Alice Johnson, Worthy Matron, 465-3889, for more information.

First African Baptist Church, 515 Webster St., will present its annual Christmas musical at 6 p.m. The program includes a Christmas Cantata, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” by the Hattie S. Mann Senior Choir, directed by Mrs. Gloria Jean Starks and Mrs. Claritha Jacobs. It also includes a Gospel Extravaganza featuring vocal selections by the Praise Him Daily Spiritual Singers of Albany.

Second Morning Star M.B. Church, located in Attapulgus, will have a 3 p.m. service featuring Rev. Cleveland Sanders of Antioch M.B. Church. All deacons, deaconesses, family and friends are asked to join on this special occasion to help with a wheelchair lift for Deacon Spencer.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Birthdays: Emmalee Grace Bellflower, Jalyn S. McCray, Barbara Porter Jackson, Willie Lewis Jr., Cherese Brown Phillips


Monday, Dec. 10

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

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

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

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

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

• Birthdays: Geneva Willingham, Alex Rentz, Tina Durden Nix, Usery Willingham, Perry Clements


Tuesday, Dec. 11

• Decatur County Board of Commissioners, 9 a.m.

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

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

• AA, 814 S. West St., noon

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• 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)

• Anniversaries: Jamie and Chuck Enfinger, Ryan and Sarah Giddens

• Birthdays: Kristen Willingham, Eva Barnett, Mardi Shiver McRae, Brandon Lopes, Darius Culverson, Randy Erving, Leslie Kelly


Wednesday, Dec. 12

• Miracle Deliverance Pentecostal Church, located at 2554 Bethel Rd., will start a revival that concludes Dec. 14. Services are at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Bishop DeMarco Speight will be the speaker.

• 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.

• Birthdays: Kendyl McClendon, Donna Kelley, Jayla Price


Thursday, Dec. 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, Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m.

• Kiwanis Club, Seminole Wind, noon

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

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

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

• Birthdays: Kyle Todd, Hayden Godwin, Natasha Jeffery, Greg Burch, Regina Hicks, Amanda Bennett, Dona Burke, Crystal Adams


Friday, Dec. 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.

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

• Anniversaries: Melissa and Justin Anderson

• Birthdays: Amber Baulkmon, Christy Elijah, Dale Mitchell, Debbie Parker, Lee Ann Heard


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.

First African Baptist Church, located at 115 Church St., in West Bainbridge, will host a clothes give-a-way at 11 a.m. on the church grounds.

Beulah Thomas Baptist Church, will hold their annual Christmas get-together at the Christmas Tree Farm on Woodhull Road, starting at 3 p.m. Bring lounge chairs to enjoy an afternoon of fun and song. If you play an instrument, come join in. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served between 4 and 5 p.m. Desserts welcome. For information call 220-5926 or 220-8052.

Men on a Mission for Home Improvements for Senior Citizens will hold a Christmas Banquet at 5 p.m. at Bainbridge Middle School. Guest speaker will be Marlon Breedlove. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children over 10.


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.

• Travelers’ Rest M.B. Church, located at 661 Cal Thomas Road, Whigham, will observe “Hat Day” during the morning service that begins at 11:20 a.m. All ladies are asked to wear the hat of their choice.


Monday, Dec. 17

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


Tuesday, Dec. 18

Calvary Baptist Church, located at 601 Chason St., will begin a four day drive-through Nativity scene called “Miracle in Bethlehem” from 6-8 p.m. It continues through the 21st.


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.

Mt. Nebo M.B. Church, located on Lake Douglas Road, will hear Sister Jill McDowell deliver a trial sermon at 5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 24

• Christmas Eve


Tuesday, Dec. 25

• Christmas Day