Community calendar for 05/04/13

Published 3:48 am Friday, May 3, 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, May 4

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•  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)

West 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.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• 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.

Pine Hill M.B. Church, located at 1048 Pine Hill Church Road, will have a special Mother’s Day Celebration at the 11:15 a.m. service.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, located at 300 Mt. Olive Church Road, will have a Homecoming service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Steve Thomas as guest speaker. A covered dish dinner will follow the morning service, followed by the Rocky Ridge Quartet singers.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Ed and Starr Cole, Edwin and Linda McCullers, Floyd and Annie Kate McIntyre

• Birthdays: Harry J. Mitchell Jr., Betty Hester, Alexis Shapiro, Bobbi Culverson, Christy Ward, Jimmie Hill, Amanda Ward, Bradley Hollingsworth, Amanda Boyett


Monday, May 6

• Senior Corp Volunteer Program meeting, Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Humane Society, YMCA Kid’s Center, 7 p.m.

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

• Anniversaries: Trent and Donna Kelley, Brandon and Becky Hall

• Birthdays: Chris Sapp, Harriett Alday, Carter Pollock, Chastity Trammell, Clarene Jones, Patrick Barkley, Hal Worthington


Tuesday, May 7

• 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.

• Anniversaries: Jeff and Amanda Bennett

• Birthdays: Patricia C. Mitchell, Bryan Digby, Beverly Shirley, Lucie Reynolds, Trey Gossett


Wednesday, May 8

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.

• Bookmobile at Parker Park in Climax, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Lions Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Family Connection, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, noon

• Birthdays: Bethany Rentz, Rosanna Rentz, Victor C. Ausgood, Angela Key, Sarah Richardson, Richard Joy, Bob Harrison, John Lawson Harrell, Diane Strickland


Thursday, May 9

• 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

• Mother’s Day Crafting Event for children, Decatur County Library, 3:30 p.m.

• Bainbridge Oncology Support Team (BOST), Kirbo Women’s Center, 6 p.m.

• Southwest Georgia Photography Club, Firehouse Center and Harrell Gallery, 7 p.m.

• Bainbridge Little Theatre’s production of “Becky’s New Car,” Troupe St., 7:30 p.m. (continues Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.)

• Birthdays: Jewell Davis, Jean Wingard, Shelia Edwards, Gail Long, Patricia C. Mitchell, Kyle Harris


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.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located at Vada, will host the Young at Heart Social, a tribute to mothers with a covered dish meal at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Rev. Billy Joe Butler. Contact Vonnie Hatcher at 336-1828 for more information.

• 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.

• Anniversaries: Romona and Sonny Livingston, Chuck and Carol Lewis

• Birthdays: Carolyn Olive, Almorris M. Reddick, Tanner C. Harrison, Peyton Green, Madelyn Lowe, Karl Pritzl, Parker Lowe, Dave Crane, Glenna Thornton, Mark Loeffler, Darryl McGee


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.

New Messiah M.B. Church, located on East River Road, is celebrating their annual choir anniversary at 6:30 p.m.


Sunday, May 12

• Mother’s Day

• Faith Life Ministries, located at 335 Colquitt Hwy., Eldorendo, will have a Mother’s Day celebration at the 11:45 a.m. service, with Pastor Earl Hallmon of Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Damascus as guest speaker. There will be music from the Mt. Zion choirs, special gifts for mothers, and dinner will be served following the service.


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.


Thursday, May 16

• Bainbridge Little Theatre’s production of “Becky’s New Car,” Troupe Street, 7:30 p.m. (continues Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.)


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.

• Downtown Bainbridge Art and Wine Walk, Firehouse Center and Harrell Gallery, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., admission is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Advance tickets are on sale at 127 E. Water St., the Southwest Georgia Welcome Center and at participating merchants.


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