Community Calendar for May 15, 2013

Published 2:45 am Tuesday, May 14, 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, May 15

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• 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.)

•  Second Elizabeth M. B. Church, located at 2718 Attapulgus Hwy., Quincy, will begin the youth ministry’s annual spring revival  that runs through Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. nightly. Minister Carlos Redding is in charge of the services.

• 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

Union M.B. Church, located at 703 Martin St., West Bainbridge, will have Fellowship Day at the 11 a.m. service. The theme is “Christians Dwelling Together in Unity.” Repast will be served.

Harvest America & Beyond Ministries, located at 1610 Old Quincy Road, in Bainbridge, will have a special Sunday morning service at 10:45 a.m. as Sunday services resume.

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.

• New Salem Freewill Baptist Church, located at 2574 Spring Creek Rd., Bainbridge, will have its annual mission program at the 11 a.m. service, with Minister Melba Andrews speaking.

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.

Trinity Baptist Church, located at 1865 Tallahassee Hwy., Bainbridge, will have a patriotic service at 10:45 a.m. honoring those who serve our country in the armed forces and those in uniform locally. A BBQ lunch follows the morning service. An afternoon service begins at 1:30 p.m.


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.