Community Calendar for 7/20/13

Published 3:59 am Friday, July 19, 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 20

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• 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.

• Anniversaries: Kenneth and Almanta Evans, Arthur and Sharon Williams, William and Amanda Gossett, Elliott and Christy Marsh

• Birthdays: Frank Flowers, Mark Langdon, Randy Camp, Martha Jones, Chris Jackson, John Reynolds


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.

Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church, located on Glennville Road, Cyrene, will observe its third annual Family and Friends Day  beginning with 10 a.m. Sunday School and Dr. Marvin Thomas as guest teacher. Morning worship is at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Craig D. Conyers of Murfreesboro, Tenn. as guest minister. Rev. Conyers is a Bainbridge native, son of Willie James Conyers and the late Daisy Donalson Conyers.

Southwest Baptist Church, located at 1101 Faceville Rd., Bainbridge, will have a Homecoming. Rev. Kenny Owens and hs wife Lynn of Seneca, S.C. will be guests. A covered dish dinner will follow the 10:30 a.m. worship service. There will be no evening service.

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

• Laymen Brotherhood Second Chance Outreach Center, Bainbridge Church of God Annex, 205 Independent Street, 3 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Brian and Theresa Carnes

• Birthdays: Thomas Marchant, Gerard Kwilecki III, Jawana Williams, Alice Andrew


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

• New Beginnings Learning Center class orientation, Bainbridge Middle Schol Cafeteria, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, located at 1810 S. West St., 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.

Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, located at 849 Martin Luther King Dr., will begin a three night Revival with Rev. Emory Virgil leading the services at 7 p.m. each night.

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

• American Legion Post 62, Pierce Street, 7 p.m.

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

• Birthdays: Chantal Thomas, Leonard Hunter, Elizabeth Angell, Donna Lambert, Amy Warr, Ashley Bearden, Diana Moore, Diane Long


Tuesday, July 23

• Summer Reading Program Celebration (including a visit from storyteller Tom Bush), Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 10 a.m.

• Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for SP Travel Center, Dothan Road, 10 a.m.

• Registration for new students and elementary students who have changed residential zones, all Decatur County schools, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (through Thursday, July 25)

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

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

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

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

• Bainbridge Shrine Club, U.S. 84 East, 7:30 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.

• Anniversaries: Michael and Letitia P. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. John Timmons, Evan and Chelsey Beauchamp

• Birthdays: Mattie B. Hampton, Latori Hampton, Sasha Mixon, Gwen Turner, Rhonda Ruffin, Sarah Harrell, Michael Elizabeth Harrell, Mikey Harrell, James D. Salter, Pam Powell Johnson, Randi New


Wednesday, July 24

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

• Bookmobile at Parkside Mini Mart, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Bainbridge Lions Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Bainbridge State College: Game Day for students (card and board games), Student Wellness Center, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• Teen Study Groups for ACT/SAT, Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 3 p.m.

•  Lily Hill M.B. Church, located at 101 Pecan St., Climax, will begin a Revival that runs through Friday, 27th at 7:30 p.m. nightly with Rev. Peter Rogers officiating.

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

• Anniversaries: Ray and Linda Josey, Kevin and Charity Tabb, Jenet and Mary Beth Cook

• Birthdays: Monica Cooper, Moeshia Willingham, Madison McGraw, Layne Smith, Cameron Eakin, Jarvis Martin, Carol Bridges Oxford


Thursday, July 25

• Bainbridge State College: Last day of classes for summer semester

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

• Kiwanis Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Habitat for Humanity, First Presbyterian Church, Ward Sunday School Room, 5 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Gene and Martha Jones

• Birthdays: Sam Hughes, Megan Wimberley, Kasshundra M. Brown, Susan Mann, Kip Nussbaum, John Bridges, Rhonda Harrell, Pat McNair, Cathy Ferick, Jordan Friend, Lacy Walker, Catherine Gossett, Hildy Conder

Friday, July 26

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

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

• Birthdays: Delila Reynolds, Liv Warren, Jabo Duke, Kimberly Willis, Melissa Williamson, Krista Whittaker, Lisa S. Ponder


Saturday, July 27

Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, located at 849 MLK Drive in Bainbridge, will be the site of a program to benefit Grace and Greg Cooper and their family of eight children and one grand-child who lost their home and all contents in a fire on June 13. Contact Dorothy Wilson at (229) 378-5070 for more information.

Priestly Praise Ministries, located at 503 S. Scott St., Bainbridge, will have a Back to School Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be guest speakers, games, fun and food and distribution of school supplies.

New Beginning Apostolic Faith Ministry, located at 1303 Dothan Road, will present 100th Men in Black at 4 p.m. Contact Bishop John B. Henry, 416-3230.


Sunday, July 28

St. Thomas M.B. Church, located at 198 Edwards Road, in Fowlstown, will have their annual Youth Family & Friends Day Celebration at 11:15 a.m. on the theme, “A Family that prays together stays together.” Guest speaker is Elder Joe N. Malone, Pastor of Shady Grove #2 Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Music will be from the St. Thomas Collegiate Choir.

Liberty Baptist Church, located at 2909 Vada Road, Bainbridge, will start a Revival that runs through July 31. Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Wed. are 7 p.m. with Rev. Jimmy Dean leading the services.


Monday, July 29

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

•  St. John AME Church, located in Quincy, Fla., will be the site of a summer revival beginning this date and running through Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. nightly. The churches of Second Elizabeth M.B. Church, St. John AME Church, Stewart Temple AME Church and St. Hebron AME Church are combining to hold these services.


Tuesday, July 30

• Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for South Georgia Spine and Joint Center, 517 S. Scott Street, 1 p.m.


Thursday, August 1

• Open House for all Decatur County Schools, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Friday, August 2

• First Day of Classes for students in Decatur County Schools


Sunday, August 4

Harvest Beyond Ministries, located at 1610 Old Quincy Rd., Bainbridge, will host the Favored by God Ministries Prophetess Diana Williams at 10 a.m.


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 (continues through Sept. 8), Earle May Boat Basin


Saturday, September 8

• U.S. Tennis Association Patriots Day Jr. Championships (GA Level 4), Bainbridge Tennis Center, all day Saturday and Sunday, visit or call (229) 248-2020 for more information.


Wednesday, Sept. 18

• 2013 Bainbridge Bikefest music and motorcycling festival begins, 1754 Pondtown Road, continues through Sunday, Sept. 22