Community Calendar for 5/18/13

Published 1:52 am Friday, May 17, 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 18

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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.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Bainbridge Little Theatre’s performance of “Becky’s New Car,” theatre at corner of Troupe and Broad streets, 7:30 p.m. (continues Sunday at 2:30 p.m.)

• Anniveraries: Torrence and Georgette McNelson, Jed and Sue Tillery

• Birthdays: Gussie M. Mitchell, Lynn Powell, Sarah Mills, David L. Ellis Jr., Eugenie Whiddon, Paige Robinson Gilliland, Susan Loeffler, Lindy Harrell


Sunday, May 19

• The Laymen Brotherhood Second Chance Outreach Ministry will meet at 3 p.m. at the Emanuel M.B. Church, 161 Emanuel Church Road in Fowlstown. For this one Sunday, the ministry will not meet at its regular location.

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.” A meal 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 Road, Bainbridge, will have its annual mission program at the 11 a.m. service, with Minister Melba Andrews speaking.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Royce and Nada Whittington, Roger and Tana Smith, Curt and Lyn Hatcher, Wesley and Annette Higdon, Michael and Carla Chastain

• Birthdays: Joe Crine, W. Henry Blanchard, Bennie Brookins, Scott Brinson, Jimmy Fowler, Sara Beth Angell, Kenneth Hutley, Brian Key, Paige Braswell

Monday, May 20

• Mt. Nebo M.B. Church, located on Lake Road in Bainbridge, will have its annual revival Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. each night. The Rev. John Gardner will be the guest speaker. The revival concludes Sunday, May 26, at 11 a.m.

• The New Greater Bainbridge District Assembly will meet May 20 through May 24, in two different locations. Morris Temple Community Firstborn Church of the Living God, located at 300 Poplar Ave., will host May 20 through May 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rosedale First Born Church, located at 5492 Bonnie Hill Road in Chattahoochee, Fla., will host May 23 and May 24, also from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Bookmobile at Selman Place Apartments, Gordon Ave., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Pack 505 meeting, Recovery Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m.

• Decatur County Democratic Committee meeting, County Administration Building, 7 p.m.

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

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

• Anniversaries: Coy and Bertha Parrish, Wesley and Annette Higdon

• Birthdays: Betty Davis, Dot N. Connell, Bill Cox, Gabby Hathcoat, Mike Horne, Brandon Lovering, Cile Warr, Paula Clements


Tuesday, May 21

• Bookmobile at Gibbs Bainbridge Village, Hubert Dollar Drive, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• MOPS, First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 5:30 p.m.

• Bainbridge City Council, Potter Street Community Center, 6:30 p.m.

• Faceville Lodge No. 487, Georgia Highway 97 South, 7:30 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: Lee and Brandy Howard, Perry and Brenda Clements

• Birthdays: Clarence Reddick, Tadarious Harrison, Renee Wooten, Neal Zorn, Willis Hollingsworth


Wednesday, May 22

• Bookmobile at Spring Creek Park Resort, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

• Bookmobile at Parkside Mini Mart, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Lions Club, Charter House Inn, noon

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.

• Birthdays: Irma Robey, Pat Smith, Gerard Kwilecki IV, Ralph Dobson, Morgan Rich


Thursday, May 23

• Last day for students in Decatur County Schools

• Department of Drivers Services license examiner office open, U.S. Highway 27 in Colquitt, Ga., 9 a.m. to 5 p.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.

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

• Birthdays: Ann Murawski, Kaye Hutchins, Victor Dickenson, Edward Enfinger, Jim Griffin, Aaron Houston, Corey Harrison


Friday, May 24

• 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: Joe and Pat Conyers

• Birthdays: Mallory McRae, Charity Dickson Tabb, Bill Powell Jr., Kyle Stewart, Hannah Griner, Kathy Howell, Miguel Gonzalez, Celia Roland, Trea Kelly, Lori Shiver


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

• Christ Tabernacle of the Living Word, located at 1701 Bethel Road, will be having its annual “Mothers and Missionaries Anniversary and Women’s Day Celebration” at 2:30 p.m. The speaker for the occasion is the Rev. Tamorris Baulkman. Dinner will be served following the program.

• Mt. Gilead Free Will Baptist Church will be having its homecoming celebration, with lunch immediately following the morning service. There will be a singing at 1:30 p.m., with the Kingdom Hill Quartet.

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

• Swansall M.B. Church, located on Swansall Road in Brinson, will be having its annual revival Monday, May 27, through Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be the Rev. Tamorris Baulkman of Mt. Nebo M.B. Church in Bainbridge.

• Memorial Day


Wednesday, May 29

• Second St. James M.B. Church, located at 1912 S. Potter St. in Bainbridge, will celebrate its pastor’s anniversary Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. The pastor is the Rev. Eugene Roberts.

• John F. Kennedy Jr.’s Birthday


Friday, May 31

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


Saturday, June 1

• Christ Tabernacle of the Living Word Church, located at 1701 Bethel Road, will have a women’s seminar at 2 p.m. The theme will be “Yet I Rise,” and speakers include Lora Harris, Rosa Smiley and Minister Qunta Bush.

• 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.