Community Calendar for 7/31/13

Published 3:03 am Tuesday, July 30, 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.


Wednesday, July 31

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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

•  Decatur\ Grady Head Start, located at 215 School Road, Climax, will have open house from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, an opportunity to visit classrooms and talk with staff.

• 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.


Saturday, August 3

First African Baptist Church, located at 115 Church St., West Bainbridge, will observe the ordination of Trustee Clay Jeffery as Deacon at a 6 p.m. service with Rev. Alexander Mack delivering the message.

• Kingdom Harvest Fellowship Church, will sponsor a Back to School Giveaway outreach ministry from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free haircuts, school supplies, clothes, lunch and activities, to be held at the future home site on Attapulgus-Climax Road. Contact 229-225-8862 for more information.


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.

Travelers Rest M.B. Church, located at 661 Cal Thomas Rd., Whigham, will observe their annual Men’s Day at the 11:15 a.m. service with Moderator Sylvester Williams bringing the message entitled “Men of God.”


Monday, August 5

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

•  Decatur\ Grady Head Start, located at 215 School Road, Climax, will begin the first day of the school year.


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.

• Morning Star Free Will Baptist Church, located at White Bridge and Twilight Road in Miller County, will celebrate its 143rd anniversary, with Pastor Belinda Corley and Magnolia M.B. Church in charge. On Sunday the 11th, there will be a 2 p.m. service with Pastor Donnie Williams and Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in charge. Dinner will be served.


Saturday, August 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 11


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


Saturday, October 19

• Pickers Paradise & Events, LLC will have a 2013 Craftfest and Hammer Exhibition with music, food and family fun from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 835 Colquitt Hwy., Bainbridge.



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