Community Calendar for 2/9/13

Published 4:38 am Friday, February 8, 2013

 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, Feb. 9

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• Bainbridge Rotary Club’s Third Annual Casino Night, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, 6 p.m.

Mother-Son Valentine Dance will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per couple and $5 for each additional child up to 6th grade. Contact Ann Sellers at (229) 246-3960 for tickets or more information.

• Birthdays: Taylor A. Austin, Morgan Sykes, David Beauchamp, Ja’Kavian Donalson, Jerry Davis, Kaleigh Mills, Blake Voyles, Jamye Hathcoat, Michael Jones


Sunday, Feb. 10

Emanuel M.B. Church, located at 161 Emanuel Church Road, will observe Annual Brotherhood Day with breakfast at 8 a.m. and Deacon Emory Brown as breakfast speaker. Sunday school is at 9:45 and morning worship is at 11 a.m.

Second St. James M.B. Church, located at 1912 S. Potter St., will observe Black History at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. O. Jemaine Simmons Sr., of Jacobs Chapel, of Tallahassee, Fla., as speaker.

New Messiah M.B. Church, located at 1300 E. River Road, will sponsor a Black History program at 2 p.m. with Rev. Alfred Smith III as pastor.

Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, located at 1810 S. West St., will observe Deacon’s Day at the 11:15 a.m. service.

Mt. Zion M.B. Church, located 516 Hanover Road, Bainbridge, will observe the third anniversary of Rev. Willie J. Kegler at 2:30 with Rev. Cleveland Sanders as guest speaker.

• Nelson Chapel A.M.E. Church, located at 640 Hall St., will kick off Black History month at the 11 a.m. worship service, with the McNair duo of Tallahassee as guest speakers.

Morning Star Free Will Baptist Church, located at White Bridge and Twilight Road in Miller County, will celebrate Black History Month at the 11:15 a.m. service with Wilona Wade, Worthy Matron of Colquitt #470 as speaker.

New Salem Free Will Baptist Church, located at 2574 Spring Creek Road, will have an honorary program for Bishop Archie Crews and First Lady Virginia Crews at 4 p.m. Guest speakers will be the Reverends Eugene Roberts, Johnny Smith Jr., Henry Flowers Jr. and Ellis C. Jackson speaking on the books of the four Gospel writers.

 AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Joy and Jack Davis, Cecil and Christine Edwards

• Birthdays: Storm Tabb, Kegan Nelson, Joyce Ware, Jason Williams, Ken Shepard


Monday, Feb. 11

• Bainbridge-Decatur Council for the Arts board of directors, Firehouse Center, 5:30 p.m.

• Introduction to Microsoft Excel (free class, pre-registration requested), Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

• Anniversaries: Gene and Joyce Ware, Ralph and Betty Sue Spooner, Joni and Patrick Deen

• Birthdays: Shadrick Rogers Sr., Carolyn S. Aldridge, Meri Larsyn Duke, Carrie Green, Adison Marsh, Kristin Middleton, Carolyn P. Emanuel, Bennie Jakes, Betty Marder, Dalton Sheffield, Hannah Williams


Tuesday, Feb. 12

• Lincoln’s Birthday

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

• Toddler Tales, Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m.

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

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Decatur County Library Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, 301 S. Monroe St., 5 p.m.

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

• Shrove Tuesday Family Pancake Supper, J.O. Smith Building at Bainbridge First United Methodist Church, 6 p.m.

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

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

• Anniversaries: Hank and Debra Metcalf

• Birthdays: Rebecca McCook, Douglas Griffin Jr., Ashlyn Grace Woods, Lawton Bevis, Elaine Chafin, Mary Sherrer, Elizabeth Bridges, Alli Guy, Elleree Guy


Wednesday, Feb. 13

• Ash Wednesday (Christian observance)

Greater Mt. Calvary First Born Church, located at 471 E. Broad Street, Climax, begins a revival that runs through Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with Bishop Titus B. Deas Jr., of Deliverance Temple Ministries, in Chattahoochee, Fla., leading the services.

• Bookmobile at Parker Park in Climax, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

• Family Connection, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, noon

• Lions Club, Charter House, 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: Larry and Elaine Poitevint

• Birthdays: Malcolm Sheppard, Kaye Wester, Ty Ward, Jennifer Nichols, Jackson Allen Guest, Brenda Bailey


Thursday, Feb. 14

• Valentine’s Day

• 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 Library, 10 a.m.

• AA, 814 S. West St., noon

• Kiwanis Club, Seminole Wind, noon

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

•  Union M.B. Church, located at 703 Martin St., West Bainbridge, begins Pastor David Johnson’s 22nd Anniversary celebration at 7:30 p.m. on the 14 and 15th, and 11 a.m. Sun.,17. Guest pastors and churches are: Thurs. Kelvin Wells, Christ Tabernacle; Fri. Mark Wilkerson, Pilgrim Rest and Rev. Lonzy Harrison on Sunday. Dinner will be served on Sunday.

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

• Anniversaries: Heath and Kristie McCarty, Jimmie and Karen Hill

• Birthdays: Ayanna Fleming, Shan Spooner, Clayton Terry, Mark Esquivel


Friday, Feb. 15

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

• Bainbridge Middle School will host its Annual Black History Program (public invited to attend), Memorial Coliseum, 9 a.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)

Morris Temple Community First Born Church of the Living God, located at 300 Poplar Ave., will host the greater Bainbridge District women worker meeting at 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. with Minister Marget Brown in charge.

• Birthdays: Chip Davis (Family Bank), Jennifer Ruffin, Benjamin Ordner, Sam Odom, Greg Calhoun, Sheigh Marie Smith, Gerald Woodward


Saturday, Feb. 16

• Media Bass Fishing Tournament (Seminole Division) at Big Jim’s Resort, Georgia 253 South, all day

• St. Thomas M.B. Church, located at 198 Edwards Road, Fowlstown, will begin celebrating the pastor’s second anniversary at 6 p.m. with a musical presentation. Guest speakers through the week are: Sunday, 3 p.m., Rev. Joe N. Malone of Tallahassee; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Rev. James Turner of Camilla; Thursday,7:30 p.m., The Right Rev. Chris Burney, Tallahassee; Friday, 7 p.m., Bishop-Elect Eric Collins of Bainbridge; Sunday, 11:15 a.m., Rev. Larry Isaac Scott of Marianna, Fla.; and 3 p.m., Rev. Alfred Jones of Moultrie.

Lamb Temple of God, located at 1425 MLK Dr., Bainbridge, will have a Black History Program at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Samantha Lightfoot.


Sunday, Feb. 17

Blakely Civic Center will be the site of a Valentine’s Ball starting at 7 p.m. to benefit Helping Hands of Early County. Proceeds go to help pay for equipment food and activities for after school/summer program. Contact (229) 724-7372 for more information.


Monday, Feb. 18

• Presidents’ Day (school holiday)

• 7th Annual Sam Howell Memorial ‘Pars for Paws’ golf tournament to benefit the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, Bainbridge Country Club, noon


Saturday, Feb. 23

• Humane Society Book Fair to benefit the Bainbridge Animal Shelter, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 516 E. Broughton St., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• MediaBass fishing tournament (Southeast Division), Big Jim’s Resort

• Fishers of Men bass fishing tournament (South Georgia Division), Wingate’s Lodge


Sunday, Feb. 24

Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, located at 1810 S. West Street, will observe Black History with a special program at 11:15, featuring Rev. John Neal.

• First African Baptist Church, located at 115 Church Street in West Bainbrige, will hold the annual Black History Program during the 11 a.m. worship service. A soul food sampler dinner will be served following the worship hour.


Thursday, Feb. 28

28th annual Pilot Club Roast will be held at The Charter House, beginning with dinner at 7 p.m. This year’s subject will be Glennie Bench. Tickets are $20 and available from any Pilot Club member, from Emily Yent at Edward Jones, 102 E. Broughton St., or Lisa Jarrell at Southwest Georgia Oil Company, 1711 E. Shotwell St.


Monday, March 4

• Spring Break for Bainbridge College (classes resume March 11)


Sunday, March 10

• Daylight Saving Time begins


Monday, March 11

• Harvest America & Beyond Ministries, located at 1610 Old Quincy Rd., will hold a Kingdom Transformation Revival through Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. nightly.


Friday, March 15

• Furlough Day for Decatur County Schools


Saturday, March 16

• FLW Outdoors Bass Fishing League Series (Bulldog Division) fishing tournament, Earle May Boat Basin


Wednesday, March 20

Decatur County Retired Educators Assoc. meeting at 11 a.m., Golden Corral.


Saturday, March 23

• Bainbridge Half-Marathon races held from Memorial Hospital

• Complete Child Care will hold a fundraising family carnival event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bainbridge Middle School track. Contact Tamra Bowen at 229-309-4781for more information.

• Annual Lake Seminole Festival and Panfish Tournament to benefit the Seminole County Band Boosters, Spring Creek Park Resort, Georgia 253 South


Saturday, March 30

• MediaBass fishing tournament (Seminole Division) at Wingate’s Lodge


Monday, April 1

• Decatur County Schools are on Spring Break through April 7


Thursday, April 4

• FLW Outdoors Everstart Series (Southeast Division) bass fishing tournament, Earle May Boat Basin (continues through April 6)


Saturday, April 20

• MediaBass fishing tournament (Seminole Division), Big Jim’s Resort


Tuesday, April 30

• Final Exams Begin at Bainbridge College (through May 2)


Saturday, May 4

• “Safe on the Water,” (water safety education and famly festival) sponsored by the Jackson County Fla. Sheriff’s Department and the Town of Sneads Park on Lake Seminole, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Friday, May 10

• River Town Days concert featuring The Dirty Guv’nahs, Earle May Boat Basin, 6 p.m.


Saturday, May 11

• River Town Days festival, Earle May Boat Basin, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Bainbridge College Spring Graduation, BC Student Wellness Center, 10 a.m.


Wednesday, May 15

Decatur County Retired Educators Association meeting at 11 a.m., Golden Corral.


Thursday, May 23

• Last Day for Students in Decatur County Schools


Monday, May 27

• Memorial Day