Community Calendar for 5/25/13

Published 3:56 am Friday, May 24, 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 25

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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.

• Anniversaries: Wally and Jennifer Landrum, Branden and Becky Hall

• Birthdays: Margie B. Harrell, Randolph Close, Kevin Bellflower, Rollins Miller, Marla Zorn, Chris Collier, Brittany Givens


Sunday, May 26

• Black Men United Friends and Family Day Picnic, Earle May Boat Basin, all day

• The Independent Pallbearers Lodge No. 14 will host its annual program at 11 a.m., at the Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, in Quincy, Fla. The spoken word will be delivered by the Rev. Lonzy Harrison Sr. Please join us in this service and take advantage of the opportunity to become a member of Independent Pallbearers Lodge No. 14.

• 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.

First Assembly of God, located at 606 N. Tennille Ave., Donalsonville, will celebrate their annual homecoming beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Hymn Masters Quartet will be the guest singers and Pastor James Scarborough will bring the homecoming message.

New Abundant Life Church, located at 507 E. Water St., Bainbridge, will conclude Elder Clarence Smiley’s 2nd anniversary celebration at 4 p.m.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Birthdays: Lucy Bailey, Reagan Bellflower, Justin Downing, Drew Cannon


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

Holiday closings: local, state and federal government offices, the Southwest Georgia Regional Library System, the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx

• VFW Post No. 4904, 1602 Pierce St., 6:30 p.m.

• American Legion Post 62, Pierce St., 6:30 p.m.

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

• Birthdays: Loree McConnell, Marc Goodman, Ashley Godwin, Ashlee Landrum, Marty Horne, Landin Marzolf


Tuesday, May 28

• Bainbridge Tree Committee, City Hall conference room, 8:30 a.m.

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• National Mental Health Alliance group meetings, 2336 Dawson Road, Albany, 6:30 p.m.

• Decatur County Board of Commissioners, County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., 7:00 p.m.

• Bainbridge Shrine Club, U.S. 84 East, 6:30 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: Renee and Wayne Sykes, Mr. and Mrs. George McCook

• Birthdays: Rev. Harry J. Mitchell Sr., Chris Washington, China Rogers


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

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: Odell and Chris Washington

• Birthdays: Ryan Cleveland, Anne Beauchamp, Lance Watson, Darrell Goodman, Debra Metcalf, Eugenia Williams, Tony Nix, Keith Lyle Jr.


Thursday, May 30

• Bainbridge State College: first day of classes for regular and A terms

• Registration Day for the Teresa D. Young Foundation Summer Camp, community room at Gibbs Miles Apartments on Sims Street, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (free camp is for children aged 7-15 and runs between June 3-June 27, Monday through Thursday)

• 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

• Lake Seminole Ducks Unlimited Gun and YETI Cooler Bash, Firehouse Gallery, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $100 ticket includes meal, beverages, DU membership and one entry in the door prize gun and cooler drawing. Call 205-8351 for more information.l

• Anniversaries: Chip and Sylvia Davis, Gary and Reyanne Wimberly

• Birthdays: Twara M. Wright, Dallas Ann Knox, Jared Dowdy, Jay Parker, Angie Lane, Nigel Hurst


Friday, May 31

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

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

• Bingo and Hot Dog Night Fundraiser to benefit the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, First United Methodist Church, supper at 6 p.m., bingo to be played from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

• Staying Alive Group of Narcotics Anonymous, 232 W. Shotwell Street, 8 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Dwain and Teresa Sellars, Ray and Lisa Spann

• Birthdays: Katie Strickland, Starr Eubanks, Sydney Heard, Christopher Watson, Eugene Nix, Debby Inlow


Saturday, June 1

• The Mt. Olive M.B. Church Missionary Department will have its annual prayer breakfast at the church, located at 100 Mt. Olive Road, in west Bainbridge, at 9 a.m. The theme is, “There’s Power in Prayer (Acts 16: 25-26).” The speakers will be the Rev. Daniel and Flossie Smith, of Macedonia M.B. Church in Donalsonville.

• 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


Sunday, June 2

• Climax Baptist Church, located at 204 W. Lee St., in Climax, will have its vacation Bible school starting Sunday, June, 2, through Thursday, June 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for students ages 2 through the 12th grade. There will be a meal each night for the children, and the Rev. Steve Poppell is the pastor.

• Climax Baptist Church, located at 204 W. Lee St., in Climax, will have its homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. The Rev. Stanley Phillips will be the guest speaker, and a covered-dish lunch will follow the service.


Monday, June 3

• Teresa D. Young Foundation Summer Camp for children ages 7 to 15, community room at Gibbs Miles Apartments on Sims Street, 1 p.m. through 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday through June 27. Fun activities and snacks will be provided. The camp is free. Register at the Teresa D. Young Foundation office at 113 N. West Street or at the Bainbridge Housing Authority office. Call 229-416-4007 for more information.


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.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located in Vada, will start Vacation Bible School, running through the 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the theme Colossal Coaster World. Contact Becky Posey at 294-3165 or Jenny Poitevint at 294-2250.


Friday, June 14

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located at Vada, will host the Young at Heart covered dish social at 6:30 p.m.


Monday, June 17

• Jack Wingate Outdoor Summer Camp for children ages 7-12, Earle May Boat Basin, continues through Friday, June 21. The cost is $125 per camper and the camp runs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Register at the Bainbridge Convention and Visitors Bureau, City Hall or online at, or call 229-243-8555 for more information.


Saturday, June 22

• 8th Annual Two-Man Scramble Golf Tournament to benefit the Deltrice Riles Memorial Sports Scholarship Fund (presented by Gary Riles and James Butler Jr.), Donalsonville Country Club, 8:30 p.m. Call (229) 515-0023 for more information.


Friday, July 12

• 2nd Annual Teresa D. Young Foundation Charity Golf tournament, Cairo Country Club, 1701 U.S. 84, Cairo, registration at 10 a.m., lunch at noon and shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.