Community Calendar for 2/16/13

Published 4:44 am Friday, February 15, 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. 16

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

• Electronics Recycling Event sponsored by Keep Decatur County Beautiful, Old Landfill on Georgia State Route 309 South, 9 a.m. to noon

• 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 Drive, Bainbridge, will have a Black History Program at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Samantha Lightfoot.

• Anniversaries: Dennis and Carolyn Mock, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Melton, Steven and Darla Stewart, Rick and Jennifer Spooner

• Birthdays: Mary B. Cox, Bruce Mann, Melissa Parker, Kathy Davis, Jackson Hall, Chase Edwards, Corbin Duncan, Grace Hathcoat, Annabelle Howell, Billy Wind


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.

Pine Hill M.B. Church, located on Pine Hill Church Road, will have a Women’s Day celebration at the 11:15 a.m. service with Rev. Tamorris Baulkman and Mt. Nebo Church in charge.

Cypress Pond Freewill Baptist Church, located on Draper Road, Boykin, will have the annual Black History program at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Kelvin Wells as speaker.

New Salem Freewill Baptist Church, located at 2573 Spring Creek Road, Bainbridge, will have a Black History program at 11 a.m. with Kevin Bouie as guest speaker.

• Laymen Brotherhood Second Chance Outreach Center, Bainbridge Church of God Annex, 205 Independent St., 3 p.m.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Birthdays: Vivian Ordner, Jessica Harden, Sammy Jenkins Jr., Carl Dixon


Monday, Feb. 18

 Presidents’ Day (school holiday)

• Bookmobile at Selman Place Apartments, Gordon Avenue, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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

• Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Pack 505 meeting, Recovery Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m.

• Decatur County Democratic Committee meeting, County Administration Building, 7 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Ricky and Kim Spooner

• Birthdays: Lainey McRae, Anna Pritzl, Margo Brenton, Jack Griffin, Christina Powell, Bettice Miller, Rodney Greene, Henry J. Isaac Jr., Brandon Sherrer


Tuesday, Feb. 19

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

• Bookmobile at Gibbs Bainbridge Village, Hubert Dollar Drive, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

• Bookmobile at Brogdon’s Grocery, Brinson, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Beginning Computer Classes (free program, pre-registration requested), Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m. (continues Wednesday and Thursday)

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• MOPS, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 5:30 p.m.

• Bainbridge City Council, Potter Street Community Center, 6:30 p.m.

• Faceville Lodge No. 487, Georgia Highway 97 South, 7:30 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: Leon and Sandy Atkinson

• Birthdays: Nene Love, Gary White, Christy Isaac, Damon Edwards, Carter Hathcoat


Wednesday, Feb. 20

• Keep Decatur County Beautiful, First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Shotwell Street, 8 a.m.

• Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chamber building in the Earle May Boat Basin, 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: Bennie and Juanita Brookins, Jimmy and Ulrike Dickson, Kevin and Janet Dowdy

• Birthdays: Tommy Willis, Linda Pate, Alyce McCarty, Patricia McMillan, Daniel Humphrey Jr., Bill Miller


Thursday, Feb. 21

• 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

• Decatur County Breast Cancer Support Group, Kirbo Women’s Center at Memorial Hospital, 6 p.m.

• Orion Lodge No. 8, Louise Street, 6:30 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Phillip and Chasity Ponder

• Birthdays: Cindy McConnell, Lori Digby, Amber D. Williams, Lee Howard, Bailey Thomas, Ken Horn, Lisa Ariail, Carroll Polk, Tanner Walker


Friday, Feb. 22

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

• Annual Phoenix Affaire RISE! Weekend, downtown Bainbridge, continues through Sunday

• 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: Steve and Joyce Powell, Watson and Sara Sasser

• Birthdays: Bruce McGowan, Bryan Loyd, Brendan Wyman, Randolph Jenkins Jr., Linda King, Alicia Cone, Javious Chucks, Carol Powell, Brooke Strickland, Jeremiah Price, Jara Miller, Elizabeth Dickerson


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

• Greater Mt. Calvary Church, located at 417 E. Broad St., Climax, is having an annual Black History program at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the program.


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 Bainbridge, will observe Black History month during the 11 a.m. worship service. A soul food sampler dinner will be served following the worship hour. At 3 p.m. the board of religious education will present “Milestones and Living Legends” honoring African American nonagenarians and centenarians of Decatur County. Minister Gregory Hines of Kingdom Harvest Fellowship Church of Attapulgus is speaker.


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.


Saturday, March 2

• The City of Bainbridge presents Movies on the Flint, featuring a free showing of the family comedy “Night at the Museum,” Earle May Boat Basin, 6 p.m.

• Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Ceremony, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge State College, 6 p.m.


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

• Bainbridge Leisure Services Baseball and Softball Opening Ceremonies, Bill Reynolds Sports Park No. 3, 10 a.m.


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