Community Calendar for 7/6/13

Published 2:30 am Friday, July 5, 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, July 6

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• Bainbridge Cruisers meeting and Cruise-In, Dairy Queen, 6:45 p.m.

• Birthdays: Mycla Palmer Baker, Veda Bellflower, Ronny Turner, Heath McCarty, Ethel Price, Kristi Hester


Sunday, July 7

• Swanswall M.B. Church, located at 361 Swanswall Road, Brinson, will observe Pastor Percy E. Leggett Jr.’s 14th anniversary at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor T. Baulkmon and the dynamic transcendent Hunter Sisters as guests.

Harvest Beyond Ministries, located at 1610 Old Quincy Road, Bainbridge, will host the Favored By God Ministries service at 10 a.m. with Prophetess Diana Williams.

Lamb’s Temple Working in the Earth Ministries, under the leadership of Bishop Willie Lamb Sr., located at 1425 MLK Dr., Bainbridge, will begin having Sunday morning worship services each week at 9 a.m.

• New Home Free Will Baptist Church, located near Vada, will have a homecoming beginning with the 11 a.m. worship service. Dinner will be at noon, followed by singing from the Reflections.

• Pilgrim Rest Church, located on Cooktown Road, Decatur County, will have its 46th annual Homecoming Celebration at 1:30 p.m. with Marilyn Burke Udeh as guest preacher. Udeh, a graduate of Hutto High School in Bainbridge, holds a B.S. Degree from Bethune-Cookman University, a Master’s and Specialist’s degree in Business and Marketing from Georgia State University, and is currently a second year seminarian at Interdenominational Theological Center of the Turner Theological Seminary in Atlanta.

• Celebration Baptist Church, located on Hwy. 97, Faceville, will host Dwayne Burke, former vocalist with The Singing Americans  & Jericho at the 11 a.m. service.

• AA, AA Building, 814 West St., 3 p.m.

• Birthdays: Lauren Rentz, Briandria Diggs, Darla Stewart, Erick Juarez, Carolyn Terry, Cole Harrison, Bernard Burke


Monday, July 8

• Slip, Slide and Serve day camp at the Bainbridge Tennis Center (through July 11, also from July 22-25), Cox Avenue, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., cost is $55 per child aged 5-12, call (229) 248-2020 to register

Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Cyrene, located on Hanover Road, will have its annual revival through July 12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Rev. Cleveland Sanders.

• 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 Masonic Lodge on Louise St.

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

• Anniversaries: Zack and Helen Calhoun, Max and Dana Bryant

• Birthdays: Meredith Conder, Juliana Barfield, Jim Smith


Tuesday, July 9

• Decatur County Board of Commissioners, County Administration Building, 9 a.m.

• Summer Reading Program Event, Decatur County–Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 10 a.m.

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

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

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

• Narcotics Anonymous (closed meeting for addicts of people with drug problems), 232 W. Shotwell St., 8 p.m.

• Birthdays: Lindsay Walden, Logan Rich, Robert Griner, P.B. Morrison, Charles Mills III


Wednesday, July 10

• Liberty in Jesus Christian Center, located at 1108 Butler Ferry Road, Bainbridge, will host Pastor Alex Bunion who will preach nightly through July 12 at 7:30 p.m. on the theme “A Sovereign Move of God.”

• AA, 814 West St., 6:30 p.m. closed meeting, 8 p.m. speaker meeting.

• Bookmobile at Parker Park in Climax, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Family Connection, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, noon

•  Teen Study Groups for ACT/SAT, Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• AA, AA Building, 814 West St., 6:30 p.m.

• Anniversaries: George and Carolyn Daniel, Buddy and Patti Lowe

• Birthdays: Mike Harrell, David Heard, Arthur Mckenzie Cook, Winston Brock Jr., Brenda Stogner, George Andrews Jr., Dyann Howell, Martin Bius, Nicole Buchanan


Thursday, July 11

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

• Toddler Time, Decatur County–Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 10 a.m.

• Kiwanis Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Bainbridge State College: Tiki Party for students outside the Student Wellness Center featuring smoothies, beach balls and frisbees and giveaways, 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

• Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 28 (public welcome), Alice Street and West Street, 5 p.m.

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

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

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

• Anniversaries: Mary Jo and Lee Boutwell

• Birthdays: Annie Grace Hunter, Charles Burch, Brooke Harrell, Chad Braswell


Friday, July 12

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

• 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.

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

• Anniversaries: Jeray and Talzonda Randall

• Birthdays: Grayson Flowers, Marvalynn Carroll, Aaron Markham, Dean Elkins, Larry Godwin, Brenda Clements, Phil Long, Ray Dominguez, Barry Collins, Cheryl Waddell Morrow


Saturday, July 13

• American Bass Anglers Bassmaster Weekend Series (Georgia Division 8) tournament on Lake Seminole, take-off at 6:30 a.m. or safe light, weign in at 2:30 p.m. in the Earle May Boat Basin

The Decatur County Genealogical Society, Inc. will meet at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1510 W. Longleaf Dr. The program is aimed at helping those who want to learn how to begin researching their family histories.


Sunday, July 14

• Beulah Thomas Baptist Church, located on Woodhull Road (off Hwy. 27 S.) will have a Homecoming celebration with the Rev. Joshua Rathel of Flat Creek Baptist Church as guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. service. Dinner on the grounds and special music will follow.

St. Stephen M.B. Church, located at 156 Miss Ann’s Lane in Whigham, will have a Women’s Day celebration at 3 p.m. Sister Emma Crump-Cooper of St. Mark M.B. Church of Mitchell County, will be the featured speaker. Dinner will be served following the service.

Second Elizabeth M.B. Church, located at 2718 Attapulgus Hwy., Quincy, will have a “Team Spirit” Youth service at 11 a.m. Those attending are asked to wear their favorite collegiate gear.


Monday, July 15

St. Mark M.B. Church, located at Hwy. 311 East River Road, Camilla, will begin a Revival that runs through the 17th at 7:30 p.m. nighty, with Rev. Johnny Kegler as guest minister.

Travelers Rest M.B. Church, located at 661 Cal Thomas Road, Whigham, will begin a revival that runs through the 20th at 7 p.m. nightly, with Rev. Delliese Cox in charge.


Wednesday, July 17

Faith Life Ministries Church, located at 335 Colquitt Hwy., Eldorendo, will begin a Revival that runs through the 19th at :30 p.m. nightly, with Pastor E. Flanders leading the services.


Saturday, July 20

• Prophetic Kingdom Ministries, located at 1610 Old Quincy Road, Bainbridge, will host the 2013 Breaking the Chains Conference beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Prophet Patrick Cleveland of Valdosta leading the service.


Sunday, July 21

Bethel A.M.E. Church, located at 207 N. Griffin Ave., Attapulgus, will have its Missionary anniversary at 3 p.m. on the theme, “Women in White Serving Others.” Speaker will be Melody Hill.


Monday, July 22

• Match Play Tennis Camp for all ages hosted by tennis pro Elyse Fenton, Bainbridge Tennis Center, Cox Avenue, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., runs through Thursday, July 25, cost is $40, call (229) 248-2020 to register

Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, located at 1810 S. West Street, will begin a Revival, running nightly at 7:30 through the 26th. Bishop Frederick Williams of Gethsemane Worship Center in Albany will lead the services on the theme of Reviving the Soul.


Tuesday, July 23

• Summer Reading Program Celebration (including a visit from Fuzzy the Clown), Decatur County–Gilbert H. Gragg Library

•  First Baptist Church of Quincy, located at 210 W. Washington St., Quincy, Fla., will host the Daraja Children’s Choir from Uganda, Africa in concert at 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, July 25

• Bainbridge State College: Last day of classes for Summer Semester


Monday, July 29

• Bainbridge State College: Final exams for Summer Semester (through July 30)


Friday, August 2

• First Day of Classes for students in Decatur County Schools


Monday, August 5

• Open House and Family Picnic at Grace Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Tuesday, August 6

• First Day of School for students at Grace Christian Academy (K5-12)


Wednesday, August 7

• First Day of Classes for K3 and K4 students at Grace Christian Academy


Wednesday, August 21

• Bainbridge State College: First day of classes for regular and A terms for Fall Semester


Thursday, August 22

• Denim and Diamonds Gala: dinner, dancing and auction to benefit the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA, hosted by Southwind Plantation, 6:30 p.m., for tickets call the YMCA at (229) 243-0508


Friday, August 23

• Bainbridge High School varsity football team’s first game of the 2013 season versus East Gadsden High School, Havana, Fla.


Monday, Sept. 2

• Labor Day Holiday


Thursday, Sept. 5

• Media Bass National Team Championship (for teams in Georgia, Alabama and Florida)(continues through Sept. 8), Earle May Boat Basin


Friday, Sept. 13

• Bainbridge High School varsity football team’s first home football game of the 2013 season versus Early County, Centennial Field, 7:30 p.m.