Community Calendar for 7/27/13

Published 2:02 am Friday, July 26, 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 27

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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.

• Anniversaries: Tommie and Amy Howell

• Birthdays: Joe Conyers, Almanta Evans, Shirley Florence, Justice Elizah, Heidi Smith, Christine Timmons, Hudson Reynolds, Peyton Bridges Greenfield


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.

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

• Anniversaries: Delila and Flint Reynolds, Jim and Barbara Mann, Jim and Jane Conger, Glenn and LeeAnne Heard

• Birthdays: Karen E. Cox, Stephanie Landeen, Barrette A. Jackson II, Matthew Carnes, Chris Moore, Kadyn McGraw, Joshua Chancey, Doris Hill, Curtis Brayden Ward, Sarajo Smith, Alesia Brinson, Charlotte Welch


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.

Magnolia M.B. Church, located at 121 Center St., near the fairgrounds, will begin a revival that runs through Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Pastor Michael Hightower will be evangelist for the week.

Tuesday, July 30

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

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

• Anniversaries: Paige and Alan Gnann, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chafin

• Birthdays: Ricky Spooner, Keith Lyle Sr., Maci Barber, Chris Hobby, Kay Rogers, Faye Rogers


Tuesday, July 30

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• 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: Tommy and Audrey Dollar, Larry and Marvalynn Carroll, Laura and Foyed Rabon, Keri and Matt Reynolds

• Birthdays: Savannah McConnell, Lynetta Hunter, Josh Roberts, Branden Hall, Hattie Bridges, Michele Miller


Wednesday, July 31

Poplar Spring M.B. Church, near Climax and Whigham, will begin their annual Revival at 7 p.m. nightly through Friday, Aug. 2, with Pastor Dr. Daniel Simmons of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Albany leading the services.

• Teen Study Groups for ACT / SAT – Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library, 3 p.m.

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

• Anniversaries: Tim and Melissa Williamson, George and Jeanette Norris

• Birthdays: Rosalyn Barber, Charles Ingram, Essie Lee Wilingham, Matt Newsome, Grace Nix, Frank Posey, Abe Varner, Mark White, Tristan Duke, Cohen Bryan, Mark White, Missy Williams, Rodrick McNair


Thursday, August 1

• Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast, Charter House Inn, 7:30 a.m.

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

• 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

• Birthdays: Gloria Shepard, Christopher Kwilecki, Sonya Dollar, Jeanette K. McDaniel, Danny Moore


Friday, August 2

• First Day of Classes for students in Decatur County Schools

• 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.


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.

Pine Hill M.B. Church, located at 1048 Pine Hill Church Road, will celebrate the church’s 146th anniversary at 2:30 p.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


Friday, August 9

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located at 5008 Vada Road, Climax, will host the Young at Heart Social at 6:30 p.m. with “Cousin Arthur,” aka the Rev. Andy Hall of Delwood Baptist Church, who recently appeared on national TV from the RFDTV theatre in Branson. His standup comedy routine is described as clean country humor. A covered dish meal will follow his performance.


Saturday, Aug. 10

Magnolia M.B. Church, located at 121 Center St., near the fairgrounds, will observe the Choir Anniversary at 6 p.m.

• Fibromyalgia and Toxic Shock Syndrome, a program on the possible connection between the two will be given at the Gilbert H. Gragg Library at 11 a.m. and again on Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. For more information contact Denise, 352-356-1728.


Sunday, August 18

Mt. Zuma M.B. Church, located at 2015 Vada Hwy., will have a Women’s Day Program at 3 p.m. with Evangelist Patricia Davenport Wilkes speaking on “God Women Working Together.”

• St. Stephens A.M.E. Church, located at 1091 Hutchinson Ferry Road, will host 50 Missionary Women in White at 2 p.m. with Minister Belinda Corley of Magnolia M.B. Church as speaker.


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


Thursday, Sept. 19

• Bainbridge Little Theatre’s production of the comedy, “Dearly Departed,” Troup Street theatre, 7:30 p.m. (continues Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.)


October 7-8

• Fall Break for Decatur County Schools


Saturday, October 12

• Lake Seminole Open Bass Tournament, Earle May Boat Basin (continues Sunday, Oct. 13)


Monday, October 14

• Columbus Day


Thursday, Oct. 31

• Halloween

• Pumpkins in the Park, Willis Park, 3 p.m.


November 3

• Daylight Savings Time Ends


November 5

• Election Day


November 11

• Veterans Day


November 19

• Fishers of Men Southern Championship fishing tournament (through Nov. 23)


November 27

• Thanksgiving Holidays begin for Decatur County Schools (classes resume


November 28

• Thanksgiving