Community Calendar for 6/8/13

Published 2:22 am Friday, June 7, 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, June 8

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• Bainbridge Leisure Services 5K, Earle May Boat Basin, 8 a.m., $15 early registration, $20 on day of event, register at Bainbridge Leisure Services office on Shotwell Street or download a form from

West Bainbridge Methodist Church, located at 1513 Dothan Road, will have a yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. and Chicken BBQ plate sale serving from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $6 plate includes chicken quarter, coleslaw, beans roll, drink and dessert.

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

• Birthdays: Brad Bradford, Bobbi Smith, Don Robinson, Aubrie Provence, Diamond A. Ash, Caleb Boutwell


Sunday, June 9

The New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, located at 652 Wautauga Road, Attapulgus, will have a special worship service at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Kevin Hughes and the Divine Grace Ministry in charge.

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.

Liberty Baptist Church, located at 2909 Vada Road, will begin vacation Bible School on the theme of PandaMania, ages 3 years to 12th grade, running through Thursday, 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Supper serving at 5:30.

Bethany Baptist Church, located at 219 Bethany Church Road, will begin Vacation Bible School on the theme of “Walking on the Water,” nightly through the 13th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A meal will be served Sunday through Wednesday, and a light snack at the meet and greet following the Thursday program.

Second Elizabeth M.B. Church, located at 2718 Attapulgus Hwy., Quincy, will have its youth ministry celebrate the 21st anniversary at 11 a.m. with Evangelist Melissa Harrison of Attapulgus, followed by a 3 p.m. service with Rev. Nathaniel Nicholson and the St. Thomas Youth Ministry of Attapulgus and St. Rosa P.B. Church of Tallahassee.

• AA, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Remus and Wanda Matthews

• Birthdays: LaCrystal Mitchell, Ryan Riles, Taylor Kirkpatrick, Kim Burrell, Ava Conger, Ty Jones, Nick Godwin


Monday, June 10

• Slide and Serve Tennis Camp (Week 2) for children ages 5-12, Bill Reynolds Tennis Center on Cox Avenue, $55 per week, call 229-248-2020, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• 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.

The Greater Macedonia M.B. Church, located at 1006 Holly St., Bainbridge, will hold Vacation Bible School through Friday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon daily.

• 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, 7 p.m.

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

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

New Salem Freewill Baptist Church, located at 2574 Spring Creek Road, will begin a five day revival with services at 7:30 p.m.,  nightly through the 14th, led by Bishop Sylvester Robinson.

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

• Anniversaries: Alan and Katie Beauchamp Hulse, Debra and Steve Middleton

• Birthdays: George E. Daniel, Beverly Davis, Railey Davis, Bailey Dixon, Bill Galpin, Alice Warren, Tommy Dixon


Tuesday, June 11

• Decatur County Board of Commissioners, County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton Street, 9 a.m. (budget workshop to follow regular meeting)

• Magician Arthur Atsma visits the Decatur County Library as part of its Summer Reading Program, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m.

• Bookmobile at Iron City Convenience Store, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Bainbrdige 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: Edward and Tonya Reynolds, Bert and Elouise Ingram, Auston and Dot Connell

• Birthdays: Chip Davis (Elcan King), Hehle Cole, Winfred Harrell, Karlee Guest, Chance Loeffler, Trent Kelley


Wednesday, June 12

Southwest Baptist Church, located at 1101 Faceville Hwy., will begin a Vacation Bible School called “Hayday” on Wed. and Thurs. from 6 to 8:30 p.m., concluding Friday, 14th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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

• Bainbridge Lions Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Family Connection Collaborative, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, noon

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

• Library: Teen Study Groups for ACT / SAT, 301 S. Monroe St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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

• Anniversaries: Dr. Sydney and Carol Cochran, Don and Mary Robinson, Alice and Neal Zorn, Brennan and Erin Leathers

• Birthdays: Kynthia M. Butler, Paul Digby, Jim Conger, Mark Dunlap, Clair Dunlap, Cady Powell


Thursday, June 13

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

• Toddler Time, Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m.

• Kiwanis Club, Seminole Wind restaurant, noon

• 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.

• AA, 814 S. West St., noon

• Anniversaries: Kent and Karen Forrester

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

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

• Birthdays: Mark Dehler, Jennifer East, Brandi Hatcher, Sheila Argo, John Simmons, Jon Ralph, Alan Ralph, Gunner Love


Friday, June 14

• Flag Day

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

• 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: Jerry and Gloria Davis, Tommy and Rebekah Henderson

• Birthdays: Marquita Fountain, Rob Boyd, Robin Lee, Lilly Reynolds, Allison Kelly, Drew Kelley


Saturday, June 15

Second Elizabeth M.B. Church, located at 2718 Attapulgus Hwy., Quincy, will have a day of Food and Fellowship at Scott Dodgers Park on Attapulgus Hwy. from 10 a.m. til 3 p.m. There will be food sales, music, soft ball and other games. To register a team, or for more information, contact John L. Gardner Sr., 229-254-4012.


Sunday, June 16

Pine Hill M.B. Church, located at 1048 Pine Hill Church Road, will have a Fathers Day Celebration at the 11:30 a.m. service, with Rev. Calvin Isom and The Holy Neck Church of Donalsonville as guest participants.

Hilltop Bible Baptist Church, located at 110 17th Ave. NW, Cairo, will have a revival through June 19. Hours are 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. weekdays. Guest evangelist is Dr. Gary Barnes and Family.


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.

The Greater Macedonia M.B. Church, located at 1006 Holly St., Bainbridge, will begin a revival/evangelistic service that runs nightly at 7 p.m. through Friday, June 21. Rev. Gary C. Sanders Sr., Pastor of First Mt. Olive M.B. Church, Albany, moderator of the Camilla M.B. Association, will be guest evangelist.


Tuesday, June 18

• Bainbridge State College: Student trip to see the Atlanta Braves take on the New York Mets at Turner Field at 1:10 p.m. Participants must be enrolled in summer classes. $10 deposit required, contact Justin Gravlee at the Student Wellness Center to sign up.


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.


Monday, June 24

St. Paul M.B. Church, located on Thomasville Road, will begin Vacation Bible School, that runs through the 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. daily. The theme this year is TEXT Jesus.


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.


Friday, August 2

• First Day of Classes for students in Decatur County Schools