Community Calendar for 5/11/13

Published 4:05 am Friday, May 10, 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 11

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River Town Days festival, Earle May Boat Basin, 8 a.m. to 5 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 its annual choir anniversary at 6:30 p.m.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Jolly 60s, Calvary Baptist Church, Chason Street, 6 p.m.

• Birthdays: Allen Jones, Jada Smith, Mary Baker-Dove, Randyl Godwin, Jackson Lewis, Anna Long, Kelan Newsome, Gary Wimberly, Marc Godby, Patricia Wimberly, Sam Fitzgerald, Craig Cooper


Sunday, May 12

• Mother’s Day

• Faith Life Ministries, located at 335 Colquitt Highway, 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, Ga., as guest speaker. There will be music from the Mt. Zion choirs, special gifts for mothers, and dinner will be served following the service.

• Second Elizabeth M.B. Church, located at 2718 Attapulgus Highway, Quincy, Fla., will hold its annual Mother’s Day service at 11 a.m. The message will be delivered by the Rev. Sterling George.

• Morning Star Free Will Baptist Church, located at White Bridge and Twilight Road, Miller County, will host its annual Mother Day program at the 11:15 service. Guest speaker will be Minister Mary Johnson.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Birthdays: Bobby Forrester, Sean McGraw, Ashley Higginbotham, Kameron Wynn, Jed Tillery, Bobbi Culverson, Sarah Beth Pelham, Michael Jay, David Powell, Caitie Gordon, Leigh Spooner, Tramaine McCray


Monday, May 13

• Bainbridge/Decatur County Council for the Arts board meeting, Firehouse Center, 5:30 p.m.

• Decatur County NAACP, Vivian’s Place, 1425 MLK Jr. Drive, Bainbridge, 7 p.m.

• Freemasonry: Royal Arch Masons and Royal and Select Masons, 7:30 p.m., Knights Templar at 8 p.m., Masonic Lodge on Louise St.

• Brinson Council, Brinson City Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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

• Anniversaries: Lisa Reeves and Ben White

• Birthdays: Banks Miller, Justin Anderson, John Smith, Becky Elkins, Marie Perkins, Mitchell Massengill


Tuesday, May 14

• Decatur County Board of Commissioners, County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., 9 a.m. (a budget workshop meeting will follow the regular meeting at the same location)

• Toddler Tales, Decatur County Library, 10 a.m.

• Bookmobile at Iron City Convenience Store, 10 a.m.

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Decatur County Library Foundation Board of Trustees, 301 S. Monroe St., 5 p.m.

• Bainbridge Planning Commission, Potter Street Community Center, 6 p.m.

• 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: Jim and Suzanne Pace, Tommy and Alice Malone

• Birthdays: Jake Herring, Jamaal Fountain, Cindy Weaver Keefer, Merrean McDonald, Hunter Bulger, Anne Reynolds, Cecil Edwards


Wednesday, May 15

• Keep Decatur County Beautiful, First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Shotwell St., 8 a.m.

Decatur County Retired Educators Association meeting at 11 a.m., Golden Corral.

• Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Chamber building in the Earle May Boat Basin, noon

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

AA Recovery Group, U.S. Highway 27 North behind Mr. Pip’s, 1 p.m.

• School’s Out Fish Fry, Bainbridge First United Methodist Church, 6 p.m.

AA, 814 West St., women’s meeting at 6:30 p.m., speaker meeting at 8 p.m.

• Birthdays: Corbin J. Austin, Sawyer Enfinger, Adam Kirbo


Thursday, May 16

• 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

• Decatur County Breast Cancer Support, Kirbo Women’s Center at Memorial Hospital, 6 p.m.

• Decatur County Board of Education, 507 Martin Street, workshop meeting at 6 p.m., regular meeting at 7 p.m.

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

• 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.)

• Anniversaries: Pat and Sue Gillespie

• Birthdays: Brandon Ingram, Brianna Butler, Juanita Brookins, Dorinda Lambert


Friday, May 17

The First Flint River M.B. Congress of Christian Education will hold a two day conference starting at 9 a.m. at Holy Neck M.B. Church, 7074 River Road, Donalsonville. Contact Rev. Adren Bivins, congress president, 726-8946, 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.

• Birthdays: Terrence Mitchell, Terence Z. White, Billy Mills, Carrie Gilstrap, Arthur Cantley, Calen Greene, Marcus James Smith, Jade Stacey, Tina Brock


Saturday, May 18

CASA 2013 Golf Tournament, Bainbridge Country Club. “Swing a Club for CASA Kids” charity golf tournament. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $40 per person, or $160 per team. Lunch will follow, with State Sen. Dean Burke as the keynote speaker. Sponsorships at $50 each are welcome. Contact Nan McIntosh at (229) 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, in Bainbridge, will have a special Sunday morning service at 10:45 a.m.

Emanuel M.B. Church, located at 161 Emanuel Church Road, will observe the 12th mission anniversary at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Patrick J. Gilley Sr. and the St. Matthew M.B. Church of Donalsonville as guests. The theme is “Bearing Fruit for Christ through Service.”

• Bainbridge High School Baccalaureate Service, BHS Gym, 7 p.m.

Monday, May 20

• Bainbridge High School: Honors Day ceremony in BHS Gym at 8:30 a.m., Honors Night ceremony in gym at 7 p.m.


Thursday, May 23

• Last day for students in Decatur County Schools

• Bainrbridge High School Graduation, BHS Gym, 8 p.m.


Saturday, May 25

Greater St. Mark M.B. Church, located on Georgia State Route 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, the Rev. Tracey Davis and Evangelist Patricia Wilkins.


Sunday, May 26

Ford Chapel A.M.E. Church, located at 425 W. College St., will have a Familiy and Friends Day service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Kenney Evans as guest speaker.


Monday, May 27

• Memorial Day


Wednesday, May 29

• John F. Kennedy Jr.’s Birthday


Friday, May 31

• USTA GA 40 and Over Tennis Tournament, Bill Reynolds Tennis Center, Cox Avenue (continues Saturday and Sunday


Saturday, June 1

• First Saturday Market Day, Willis Park, 9 a.m. to noon


Thursday, June 6

• A six-week class for caregivers will be offered each Thursday evening through July 18, except for July 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 402 W. Water St. Classes are free, but reservations are required. Contact Diannah Bruch at 229-379-1198 or Lindy Harrel at or 229-220-2194 for more information.


Sunday, June 9

Highway Free Will Baptist Church, located on U.S. Highway 84 West, in Brinson, will hold a homecoming, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. S. E. Newberry as the speaker. Lunch will be served at noon and singing with the Harper Trio will begin at 1:30 p.m.