Community Calendar for 4/24/13

Published 4:30 am Tuesday, April 23, 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.

Wednesday, April 24
• Bookmobile at Spring Creek Park Resort, Georgia 253 South, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
• Bookmobile at Parkside Mini Mart, Georgia 253 South, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
• Bainbridge Lions Club, Charter House Inn, noon
• Harvest America & Beyond Ministries, located at 1610 Old Quincy Road, Bainbridge, begins hosting a Favored by God Ministries four-day Conference, nightly at 7 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. Saturday’s service will be at 6 p.m. Guest speakers are Bishop Wade McCrae of Valdosta on Wednesday and Thursday, Bishop Victor Powell of Albany on Friday, and conference host, Prophetess Diana Williams on Saturday, Wednesday, April 27.
• SWGA Employer Committee will have its next quarterly meeting at noon at the Dep’t. of Labor Bainbridge Career Center. All area employers are invited to attend. A special program of interest to employers, and a light lunch will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, employers should call 229-248-2618 for Lisa Donalson or Bill Palmer.
• Greater Mt. Calvary First Born Church, located 471 E.  Broad St., Climax, will begin a three night women’s conference running through the 26th at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Wed. speaker is Missionary Bernaldyne Hamilton, Thurs. is Evangelist Louise Flynn and Fri. is Evangelist Lisa Atkins.
• 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: Dave and Becky Crane, Lyn and Shelia Reynolds
• Birthdays: Lee Butler, Laverne Bellville, Ralph Pate, Adam McLane, Sheila Mango, Ivy Heard, Toka Andrews

Thursday, April 25
• The Second District Convention of the General Missionary Baptist Churches of Georgia will convene with St. Matthew M.B. Church in Donalsonville at 7 p.m. for a three-day meeting. Thursday evening will be a musical program. Friday business begins at 9 a.m. and speakers are Rev. Ananisa Hopkins III, Deacon Johnny Newkirk, Rev. David Johnson, President address by Rev. John W. Greene Jr., and Rev. Jerome Pace. Saturday events begin at 9 a.m. and include the Missionary Dept. Marching Music, sermon from Rev. Dr. Flossie Smith, Missionary President Bobbie Marcus, and closing sermon from Rev. Sylvester Williams.
• 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.
• Kiwanis Club, Seminole Wind restaurant, noon
• AA, 814 S. West St., noon
• Habitat for Humanity, First Presbyterian Church, Ward Sunday School Room, 5:30 p.m.
• Bainbridge State College: Dr. Moira Gunn, former NASA scientist and engineer and current host of NPR’s Tech Nation show, to speak at Kirbo Regional Center, 7 p.m. (free event)
• Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Smith Jr., Dewayne and Bobbi Culverson
• Birthdays: Myra H. Riles, Mitch Hawkins, Jo Anne Sullivan, Madison Jones, Frances Willis, Troy Butler, Gary Lawson Wimberly Jr., J.P. Boehm, Mitch Hawkins

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Friday, April 26
• Department of Drivers Services license examiner office open, U.S. Highway 27 in Colquitt, Ga., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• 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 are $60. Event runs through Sunday, April 28.
• Climax Mission Church, located at 3053 Thomasville Road, Climax, will hold Holy Ghost Revival services every Friday night at 7 p.m.
• New Birth Christian Center will host Dr. Janet Clary, of Tallahassee, Fla., as speaker in a first-year anniversary celebration of Prophet Brian Lewis. The event will be at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, 849 MLK Drive, at 7:30 p.m.
• 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.
• Staying Alive Group of Narcotics Anonymous, 232 W. Shotwell Street, 8 p.m.
• Anniversaries: Rick and Vicky Lewis, Larry and Nita Lowe, Ben and Jessica Eakin
• Birthdays: Adrianne Rice, Sarah Birdwell

Saturday, April 27
• The women of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Vada will host a tea/hat party. Ladies are invited to wear a decorated hat for fun and finger foods will be provided. The contact person is Deborah Bennett at (229) 336-7282.
• Harvest American & Beyond Ministries, 1610 Old Quincy Road, wraps up a four day Favored by God Ministries conference at 6 p.m. with Prophetess Diana Williams leading the services.
• Greater St. Mark Church, located on Hwy. 311, in the Hopeful Community, will be distributing free clothes, shoes and household items in the Camilla Courtyard from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Anna Smith at (229) 787-5835 or Wanda Dunlap at (229) 854-1379
• Redeeming Life Fellowship Church, located at 2378 Ga. Hwy. 188, will have a program, at 6 p.m. titled “What Happens in the House.” For more information contact 229-377-0658.

Sunday, April 28
• St. Thomas M.B. Church, located at 198 Edwards Road, Fowlstown, will celebrate the annual Men and Women Day at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles McDonald and Mt. Early M.B. Church, of Albany, Ga., in charge of the services. Dinner will be served.
• Calvary Baptist Church, located at 601 Chason St., will begin a revival that runs through Wednesday, May 1, with Dr. Allen Hatch of Abilene, Texas, as the evangelist. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. nightly.
• Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, located 1810 S. West St., Bainbridge, will observe Pastor Jerome Severson’s 14th anniversary with two services. The 11:30 a.m. service will have Rev. Randall Hines of Kingdom Harvest Fellowship as guest speaker. A second service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. J.L. Kegler of Blakely speaking. Dinner will be served following the second service.
Monday, April 29
• Last day of classes for regular and B terms at Bainbridge College

Tuesday, April 30
• Final Exams Begin at Bainbridge College (through May 2)
• Second Elizabeth M.B. Church, located at 2718 Attapulgus Hwy., Quincy, are launching a singes ministry and a couples ministry at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1
• First African Baptist Church, located at 515 Webster St., Bainbridge, will start a revival that runs through Friday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist will be Rev. Henry Flowers III, pastor of First African Baptist Church of West Bainbridge.
• Poplar Springs M.B. Church, located at 409 Mobley Road in Grady County near Whigham and Climax, will begin a celebration of their 189th church anniversary with Rev. Dr. H. Teague from Star of Bethlehem Church as guest speaker. Thursday speaker will be the Rev. M. Evans of New Corinth Church. Friday will be the Rev. Kelvin Wells of Christ Tabernacle. Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Roger of Lily Hill Church in Climax as speaker.

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
• Bainbridge Church of Christ, located at 1001 Culbreth St., will have a Ladies Day beginning at 9 a.m.
• Bluegrass Acoustic Gospel Jam, Port City Church of God, Highway 84 West, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Call 229-985-5808 or 229-400-0293 for more information)
• W. Bainbridge Methodist Church, located at 1513 Dothan Road, will have a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m.

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.
• Recovery United Methodist Church, located and 307 Recovery Road, will host The Freedom Hill Quartet in concert at 6 p.m. Bring fingerfoods or covered dish to share after the concert.
• Calvary Assembly of God, located at 3606 Spring Creek Road, Brinson, will have their 86th Homecoming service at 10:30 a.m. Morning speaker is Rev. Bobby Carnley of Jay, Fla., with the Hymn Masters and local singers providing special music. Dinner will be served at 12:30. Bring a covered dish to pass.
• Swanswall M.B. Church, located on Swanswall Road, Brinson, will have annual Men and Women’s Day at the 11:30 a.m. service. Rev. Willie J. Kegler will be the speaker.

Friday, May 10
• River Town Days concert featuring The Dirty Guv’nahs, Earle May Boat Basin, 6 p.m.
• Harvest America & Beyond Ministries Life Center, located at 1610 Old Quincy Road, Bainbridge, will hold a Gifted Open Mic Service from 7 to 10 p.m. Individuals sign up to share their talents.

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.
• Second St. James M.B. Church, located at 1912 South Potter St., will start a three-day summer revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly, running through the 17th. Pastor Willie Smiley of St. Thomas M.B. Church will lead the services.

Saturday, May 18
• CASA 2013 Golf Tournament, Bainbridge Country Club. “Swing a Club for CASA Kids” charity golf tournament. Registration at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. $40 per person, $160 per team. Lunch will follow with Senator Dean Burke as keynote speaker. Sponsorships at $50 each are welcome. Contact Nan McIntosh at 416-6624 or, for further information.

Sunday, May 19
• Harvest America & Beyond Ministries, located at 1610 Old Quincy Road, Bainbridge, will have a special Sunday morning service at 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, May 23
• Last day for students in Decatur County Schools

Saturday, May 25
• Greater St. Mark M.B. Church, located on Hwy 311 in the Hopeful Community, will host a Get your Blessing Women’s Conference beginning at 9 a.m. Guest speakers are: Evangelist Corene Green, Evangelist Patricia Harrison, Rev. Tracey Davis and Evangelist Patricia Wilkins.

Monday, May 27
• Memorial Day