Community Calendar for 2/23/13

Published 8:00 am Friday, February 22, 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. 23

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• 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.

Pine Hill M.B. Church, located on Pine Hill Church Road, will hold the Black History Celebration at 6 p.m. Deacon Brock Washington will deliver a message on the theme of “We’ve come this far by faith.”

• Birthdays: Martha Barnard, Mary Ann Stamps


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.

Emanuel M.B. Church of Fowlstown, located at 161 Emanuel Church Road, will present the annual Black History celebration at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Adren Bivins Sr. speaking on the theme “We have come a long way with many miles yet to travel.”

Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, located at 849 MLK Drive, Bainbridge, will observe Black History Month at the 11 a.m. service with Niki Yarbrough, of Life Ministry, Tallahassee, as guest speaker.

• Greater Macedonia M.B. Church, located at 1006 Holly St., Bainbridge, will conclude a month-long celebration with a skit entitled “Fulfillment- The Obamas meet the Kings.”

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Wade and Nicole Kirkland, Jimmy and Renay Thomas

• Birthdays: Angela Andrews, Ashley Mock, De’Ja Landy, Bub Morris, Bijon Anvar, Frank Geslak, Josey Lamb


Monday, Feb. 25

• VFW Post No. 4904, 1602 Pierce St., 6:30 p.m.

• American Legion Post 62, Pierce St., 7 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Pat and Christine McNair

• Birthdays: CB “Cotton” Hester Jr., Tabitha Smith


Tuesday, Feb. 26

• Bainbridge Tree Committee, City Hall downstairs conference room, 8:30 a.m.

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

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

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Bainbridge Shrine Club, U.S. 84 East, 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: Carl and Patty Ralston

• Birthdays: Matt Palmer, Travis O’Berry, Tammi Enfinger, Ray Brock


Wednesday, Feb. 27

• Lions Club, Charter House Inn, 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: Dante and Tyansi Price, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Miller

• Birthdays: Karen Forrester, Emily Godwin, Bill Powell, Mitch Stacey, Chase Collins, Katrine Ward, Ronnie Godwin, Shane Bailey


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.

Kingdom Harvest Fellowship Church, located at 652 Wautauga Road, Attapulgus, will observe Pastor Randall Hines 4th anniversary beginning Thursday, Feb. 28 through March 3 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Event speakers are Apostle Kevin Hindsman, Thursday; Apostle Jamie Wooten, Friday, and Bishop Eric Collins on Sunday.

• 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

• Anniversaries: John and Cecelia Buie

• Birthdays: Anna Beth Dollar, Don Smith, Vernon Baggett, JoAnn Moore, Shelby Harper, Cara Mitchell, Tommy Howard Sr.


Friday, March 1

• 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: Eddie and Alesia Brinson

• Birthdays: John Baker Jr., Chase Dean, Elizabeth Owens


Saturday, March 2

• Bassmaster Weekend Series Bass Tournament, Earle May Boat Basin, all day

• 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.

Disciples of Jesus Ministry, will host its annual Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. at 1630 Bethel Road, Bainbridge, featuring Johnny Mac, The Horne Gospel Singers, The Sunset Spirit, The Gospel Express, The Spiritual Voices, The Golden Echoes, Faith Live Ministries Choir and The Noblettes. Admission is free, but any proceeds go to the church building fund. Contact Lorean Williams at 246-8216.


Sunday, March 3

Swanswall M.B. Church, located on Swanswall Road, Brinson, will observe Men and Women’s Day at the 11:30 a.m. service with Pastor C. Isom of Holy Neck M.B. Church , Donalsonville, delivering the message.


Monday, March 4

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


Friday, March 8

• Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located at 5008 Vada Road, Climax, will host the community-wide Young at Heart covered dish social at 6:30 p.m. Chicken will be provided by the church. Activity for the month will include a “bean auction.” For more information, contact Vonnie Hatcher at (229) 336-1828.


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.

• 6th Annual “Smokin’ in Hopeful” Barbeque Cook-Off and festival to benefit the Hopeful Volunteer Fire Department, 2707 River Road (off Georgia 97 North in Mitchell County)


Wednesday, March 20

Decatur County Retired Educators Association 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 State Route 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