Community Calendar for 4/27/13

Published 5:21 am Friday, April 26, 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, April 27
• AAU Level 2/3 State Gymnastics Meet, Bainbridge High School gymnasium, all day Saturday and Sunday
• Deep South Riders’ Springfest (Motorcycle and Music Festival), Bikefest Grounds, 1755 Pondtown Road (ends Sunday, visit for more information)
• Shellcracker Tournament sponsored by the Lake Seminole Lions Club, Spring Creek Park Resort, Georgia 253 South, all day
• 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.
• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.
• Birthdays: Taylor McDonald, Cedric Collins, Julia Byrd, Renee Riles, Ma Kenna, Landon Eidson, Kelly Lynn Bryan

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.
• Mt. Olive M.B. Church, located at 100 Spring Creek Road, will celebrate its 143rd church anniversary at 11 a.m. on the theme. “Building and growing together upon the Foundation.”
• First Baptist Church, located at 401 E. Shotwell St., will host a Bill & Gloria Gaither style Homecoming music celebration. Join a 60 member choir and share an evening of the heart-warming gospel music of Bill & Gloria Gaither. Fifteen songs composed by the Gaithers will be sung by soloists, ensembles and the audience in an hour-long tribute to these Christian composers. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.
• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.
• Anniversaries: Sabrina and Jonathan Cannon
• Birthdays: Sarah Ball Miller, Brett Howard, Brock Dixon, Richard J. Sullivan, Awbree Galpin, Hilda Hines, Prissy Wynn Butler, Amy Jo Jeter Long

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Monday, April 29
• Last day of classes for regular and B terms at Bainbridge College
•  Disciples of Jesus, located at 1630 Bethel Road, will observe appreciation services for Pastor Irene Cason nightly at 7 p.m. through May 3, and on Sunday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m.
• AA, AA Building, 814 West St., 8 p.m.
• Birthdays: Deandra Lewis, Buz Beauchamp, Debbie R. Turner, Sandra Griffin, Tammy Lyle, Dawson Hilliard

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.
• Toddler Tales, Decatur County Library, 10 a.m.
• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon
• Narcotics Anonymous (closed meeting for addicts or people with drug problems), 232 W. Shotwell St., 8 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.
• Birthdays: Melissa Anderson, Stacie Ponder, Annette Higdon, Ruth Owens, Breanna Jordan, Misty Brown

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.
• 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: Kareem and Amber Baulkmon, Todd and Paige Gilliland
• Birthdays: Melanie Murphy, Wiley Griffin IV, Bo Jones, BJ Guest, Peggy Eidson, Claude Shirley, Mary Beth Bell, Jamie Scott, Ryan Wimberley, Gater Bryant

Thursday, May 2
• Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
• 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
• Birthdays: Lance Wilson, Doris Hart, Steven Stewart, Bill Meredith

Friday, May 3
• Department of Drivers Services license examiner office open, U.S. Highway 27 in Colquitt, Ga., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Staying Alive Group of Narcotics Anonymous, 232 W. Shotwell Street, 8 p.m.
• Birthdays: Abby Killough, Gladys Ellis, Craig Greene, Perra Harrell, Brooke Kelley, Callie Eakin, Ernie Sheffield, Marlyn Lashley

Saturday, May 4
•  St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 516 E. Broughton St., will have a Cinco de Mayo celebration to benefit the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society and the Marley Memorial Spay/Neuter for Cats. A carry-out only menu includes chili, beans and rice, soft chicken tacos, soft beef tacos, nachos and toppings. $6 per plate. 5 to 7 p.m.
• “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.
• Emanuel M.B. Church, located at 161 Emanuel Church Road, Fowlstown, will be the site of the South Georgia/North Florida Singing Convention of note singers, starting at 4 p.m., and continuing Sunday, May 5 at 9:45 a.m. A late lunch will be served on Sunday.
• Sneads Park, Lake Seminole, Sneads, Fla. is hosting the first Safe on the Lake Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. (central time) with music, arts/crafts, food vendors and family activities. Sponsored by Jackson Co. Sheriff Department and Town of Sneads.
• Birthdays: Dan Provence, Rick Ragan, Ricky Spooner Jr., Roslyn Palmer, Edward Reynolds, Buzz Miller, Rosie Jones, Teshiki Parrish, Edie Calhoun, Joe Boehm, Elwood Ward, Bailey Manley, Arky Long

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.
• Disciples of Jesus, located at 1630 Bethel Road, will conclude the appreciation services for Pastor Irene Cason at 11:30 a.m. service.

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