Community Calendar for 3/30/13

Published 2:58 am Friday, March 29, 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, March 30

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

Bainbridge Leisure Services’ Easter Egg Hunt, Bill Reynolds Sports Park No. 2, Cox Avenue, 11 a.m.

• Georgia/Alabama Level 2 Junior Tennis Tournament play at the Bainbridge Tennis Center on Cox Avenue, all day Saturday and Sunday

Anniversaries: Billy and Elon Gossett

Birthdays: Ann Mitchell, Gladys Anne Phillips, Mike Gunn


Sunday, March 31

• Easter (Christian observance)

Southwest Baptist Church, located at 1101 Faceville Highway, will hold an outdoor Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. after which  Breakfast will be served. The Easter cantata will be at 10:30 a.m.

Harvest America & Beyond Ministries, located at 1610 Old Quincy Road, will have an Easter Celebration from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring a CD release for Judah of Rochester, NY, and live performances from many gospel groups from throughout the Southeastern states.

• The churches of Climax are sponsoring an interdenominational Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m., Easter Sunday at the Old Depot on the Swine Time grounds. A light breakfast will be served at the Chitlin Barn immediately following the service. Compliments of the Climax Community Club.

• West Bainbridge United Methodist Church, located at 1513 Dothan Road, will have Misty Barber in concert on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. A graduate of Young Harris College, she continues to perform in the music industry at special events from Nashville to south Georgia.

• First African Baptist Church, located at 515 Webster St., will hold early morning worship services on Easter Sunday, at 8 a.m., followed by breakfast, followed by the Easter program.

• Mt. Zuma M.B. Church, located at 2015 Vada Rd., will host a Fifth Sunday singing program beginning at 5 p.m. with The Amazing Harmony 4, The Sensational Gospel Singers and The Spiritual Voices.

Second Elizabeth M.B. Church, located at 2718 Attapulgus Hwy., Quincy, will have an Easter service at 11 a.m. with Minister Dr. Crycynthia Gardner of Bainbridge delivering the message.

NAMI Family to Family meetings (12 weeks), Phoebe Northwest, Albany, GA, 2:30 p.m.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

Anniversaries: Gary and Tina Brinson, Jason and Haley Harrison

Birthdays: Myles Dove, Matthew Dove, Ross Parker, Sarah Wells, Becky Worsham


Monday, April 1

• April Fool’s Day

• Decatur County Schools are on Spring Break through April 7

Bainbridge Tea Party Meeting featuring guest speaker Catherine Davis speaking on right-to-life issues, County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., 6 p.m.

• AA, AA Building, 814 West St., 8 p.m.

Birthdays: Kiara Campbell, Linda Greene Baggett, Wanda Thomas, Lance Lane, Angela Scott, Jennifer Williams, Grayson Griffin, Rohan Gaines


Tuesday, April 2

No Toddler Tales during Spring Break

• Bookmobile at Spring Creek Grocery, Spring Creek Grocery, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

Decatur County Planning Board, County Administration Building, 1:30 p.m.

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

Auditions for Becky’s New Car, Bainbridge Little Theatre, 7 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: Gean and Brenda Hendrix

Birthdays: Madison Hughes, Dalton Bowen, Joyce Jones, Rhonda Godwin Walker


Wednesday, April 3

First United Methodist Church Keenagers will meet in the JO Smith Building. Lunch will be served at 11:45. Karen Forrester will speak about Epworth. Place reservations with the church office, 246-1864. Cost is $4.

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.

Anniversaries: Hal and Kim Burrell, Todd and Kim Mills

Birthdays: Mildred Jenkins, Emma W. Green, Amelia Kirbo, Morris Nichols, David Warr, Ashley M. Logue, Zachary Toole, Melissa Willis Long


Thursday, April 4

• No Toddler Tales during Spring Break

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

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

• Kiwanis Club, Seminole Wind restaurant, noon

• AA, 814 S. West St., noon

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

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

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

Anniversaries: Greg and Edie Calhoun, Charles and Polly Tyson

Birthdays: Roy Camp, Hattie King, Hudson Barber, Vera Wooten, Janice Mills, Nate Harrell, Jennie Logue, Aaron Lewis


Friday, April 5

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

Second St. James M.B. Church, located at 1912 S. Potter St., in collaboration with Baker County Holiness Church, Magnolia M.B. Baptist Church and Jesus Christ Deliverance Church, begins a Women’s Conference that runs through April 7. Friday registration begins at 6 p.m., Praise and worship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by praise, worship and workshops, dinner and evening worship. Sunday services at 3:30 p.m. close out the event. Contact (229) 243-1555 or (229) 716-3317 for full information.

• 3rd Annual Ziggy Fest Rally to benefit the food bank run by Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2629 Vada Road (State Route 97 North before the Big Slough Bridge), starts Friday and continues through Sunday. All motorcycles are welcome, RV/camper parking and camp spots are also available. A $10 donation is requested from attendees. An all-day cookout and field day will take place on Saturday.

• The 2nd Annual Redneck Expo and Golf Cart Rally, Bainbridge Bikefest Grounds on Pondtown Road, general admision weekend arm bands are $15. Camping and powered hookups available. Contact Craig Woods at (229( 403-6895 or e-mail for more information.

New Birth Christian Center of Bainbridge will begin a month-long celebration of Pastor/Prophet Brian Lewis’s first anniversary with prophetess Krystal Smith from Disciple of Jesus, Thomasville, as speaker. This service will be held at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, 849 Martin Luther King Dr. Each week will see a different speaker.

Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burch, Jack and Wanda Thomas, Jacky and Sharon Jackson, Cindy and Shane Kolbuss, Paul and Lorna Minshew

Birthdays: Rodney Hollis, Cheryl Harrell, Abby Foster, Logan E. Woods, Casey Townsend, Cierra Rathel, Tammy White, Sharon Jackson, Molly Bowen, Brian Walden, April Pollock, Melvin Lumpkin


Sunday, April 7

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located in Vada, will have a reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to honor the new pastor, Rev. Billy Joe Butler and family.

Poplar Springs M.B. Church, located at 409 Mobley Road, Whigham, will observe Family and Friends Day at the 11 a.m. service. Guest speaker will be Rev. Bobby Powell of Cairo.

New Home Free Will Baptist Church, located in Vada, will hold a revival starting at 6 p.m. and continuing Mon. thru Wed. at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is William Smith of Colquitt.


Monday, April 8

City of Bainbridge Free Special Trash Pickup (all week). Most household items can be included in special pickup piles, but no building materials, paint, tires or batteries will be picked up. For more information, call (229) 248-2014.

First African Baptist Church, located at 115 Church St., in West Bainbridge, will begin the annual revival services at 7:30 p.m. nightly through April 12. Evangelists are: (Mon.) Rev. Tyree Anderson, (Tues.) Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Bradwell, (Wed.) Rev. Dr. Emory C. Virgil, (Thurs.) Rev. Dr. Daniel Simmons, (Fri.) Rev. Eddie Jackson.

Morning Star Free Will Baptist Church, located at White Bridge and Twilight Road, Miller County, will begin its annual revival that runs through the 12th, nightly at 7:30 p.m., with Pastor John Neal of St. Andrew as evangelist for the week.


Wednesday, April 10

• CRCT testing begins for students in Decatur County Schools and continues through April 18

• Bainbridge State College: Students can meet with a local tax professional who will answer their questions about filing income taxes, Student Wellness Center, all day


Friday, April 12

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located in Vada, will host the Young at Heart monthly covered dish social at 6:30 p.m.

• New Birth Christian Center continues celebration of Pastor Brian Lewis 1st year anniversary at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, 849 Martin Luther King Dr., with Apostle Lee Lyons and Priestly Praise as guests.


Sunday, April 14

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located in Vada, will begin a spring revival that runs through the 18th at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Hugh Rockett will be the guest speaker, with special music each night.


Monday, April 15

Mt. Zuma M.B. Church, located at 2015 Vada Hwy., Bainbridge, will begin their annual revival that runs through the 19th, at 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. Hayward Teague of Dothan, Ala. leading the services.


Friday, April 19

New Birth Christian Center continues celebration of the first year anniversary of Pastor Brian Lewis. Service at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, 849 MLK Dr., with Evangelist Grace Cooper as speaker.


Saturday, April 20

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


Friday. April 26

Deep South Rider SpringFest 2013, opens at 1754 Pond Town Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. Motorcycle and music festival to raise funds for Bainbridge BikeFest property development. Powered camp sites $60.00. Event runs through Sunday, 28th.

• New Birth Christian Center will host Dr. Janet Clary of Tallahassee as speaker in a first year anniversary celebration of Prophet Brian Lewis. The event will be at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, 849 MLK Dr.

Oak City Cemetery Living History Tour, Come experience Bainbridge’s rich history and the truths, tales and folklores of some of its most famous residents, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Tuesday, April 30

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


Saturday, May 4

• “Safe on the Water,” (water safety education and family 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.

“Touch a Truck” sponsored by the City of Bainbridge, children and families can come to Willis Park and see all of the heavy equipment, police cars and fire trucks the city government uses up close and in person, 9 a.m. to noon


Sunday, May 5

New Birth Christian Center will conclude its month-long celebration of the first year anniversary of Prophet Brian Lewis with a message brought by Dr. Jackie Porter at 4 p.m. Location to be announced.


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