Community Calendar for 8/3/13

Published 2:10 am Friday, August 2, 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, August 3

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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.

Disciples of Jesus Ministries, located at 1630 Bethel Road, Bainbridge, will continue the Ushers Anniversary celebration at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker, Evangelist Mildred Bundage.

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

• Birthdays: Benton Eubanks, Kevin Angell, Mike Parsons, Mary Ann Parsons, Zack Lewis, Cheshire Trawick, William Todd Hand Jr.


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.”

Greater Macedonia M.B. Church, located at 1006 Holly St., Bainbridge, is celebrating its 131st Anniveresary with a series of events. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. with Rev. Henry L. Flowers III as speaker; Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Rev. Ralph Harris and St. Mark M.B. Church of Mitchell County will be guests. Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. the Rev. Dr. A.L. Thompson and First A.B. Church are guests. See Aug. 11 for concluding service.

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

• Anniversaries: Sammy Jr. and Yvonne Jenkins, Cotton and Betty Hester

• Birthdays: Erin Brown, Herbert Cooper Jr., Mary Andrews, Steve Middleton, Ward Cooper, Woodrow Odom, Alice Andrew, Hayden Guy, Richard Monson, Sarah Margaret Enfinger


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.

• Bainbridge Tea Party, County Administration Building, 203 W. Broughton St., 6 p.m.

• Humane Society, YMCA Kid’s Center, 7 p.m.

• Auditions for Bainbridge Little Theatre’s production of the comedy “Dearly Departed,” Troup Street, 7 p.m. (contunues Tuesday at 7 p.m.)

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

• Anniversaries: Cornell and Constance Hamilton

• Birthdays: Tommy Bernier, Amy Smith, Paula Pollock, Rodney Hicks, Harry Sullivan, Becky Guest, Rusty Cone, Charles Brad Parker, Charles Humphrey, Orlando Samuel, Louise Hunter, Ryan L. Washington, Paul Soden, Shelby Gordon


Tuesday, August 6

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

• Toddler Tales, Decatur County Library, 10 a.m.

• Bookmobile at Spring Creek Grocery, 10 a.m.

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Decatur County Planning Board, County Administration Building, 1:30 p.m.

• Bainbridge City Council, City Hall, 101 S. Broad Street, 6:30 p.m.

• Decatur County Lions Club, Salvation Army Building, 600 S. Scott Street, 7 p.m.

• Southwest Georgia Daylily Society, Senior Center, 402 W. Water Street, 7 p.m.

• Spring Creek VFD Board, 2682 Georgia 253 South, 7 p.m.

• Celebrate Recovery, J.O. Smith Activities Building at First United Methodist Church, 7 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: Frank and Melanie Posey, Randall and Janelle Williams

• Birthdays: Candy Hawkins, John Timmons, Harvey King, Phillip Gamble, Rashad Kelly


Wednesday, August 7

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

• Bookmobile at Wingate’s Lodge, Hutchinson Ferry Road, 10 a.m.

• Bookmobile at Recovery Community Center, noon

• Back to School Fellowship Dinner and Open House (featuring a Mexican Fiesta), First United Methodist Church, 6 p.m. Call the church office at (229) 246-1864 to register.

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

• Birthdays: Haley Green, John M. Buie, Lakeisha Shilo, Bryan Barnett, Katie Renee Pyles


Thursday, August 8

• 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

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

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

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

• Anniversaries: Glenda and Haskell White, Randolph and Gail Jenkins

• Birthdays: Deedi Eubanks, Lane Rich, Curtis Robinson, Lyle Boyett, Kell Boyett, Paul Chucks, Katie Brock, Conner Boyett, Bob Coker, Rebecca Hampton, Thomas Kirksey Sr., Jana Donalson, Julie Harris, Marie Donalson


Friday, August 9

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

• Cardio Tennis at the Bainbridge Tennis Center, Cox Avenue, 9 a.m.

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.

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

• Smoke Under the Oaks at the Bainbridge Country Club kicks off with a Low Country Boil from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (limited ticket availability) and a concert featuring country artist Kalen Jones from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (concert admission is $5). For more information, visit or call Rob McRae at (229) 243-0164.

• Anniversaries: Tuffy and Becky Nussbaum, Mr. and Mrs. LD Miller, Randy and Sundra Erving, Johnny and Peggy Johnson

• Birthdays: Nada Whittington, Betty Sue Spooner, Walter Goodman, Jennifer Sapp, Cynthia Humphrey, Mythrice Hampton, Kristen Monson, Mikki Lambert


Saturday, August 10

• USTA Tennis Block Party (fun and games for all ages and skill levels), YMCA’s Kirbo Tennis Center, 9:30 a.m. to noon

• Smoke Under the Oaks barbeque competition and festival at the Bainbridge Country Club, all day. 5K at 8 a.m., gates open to the public at 10 a.m. Admission is $5 for adults and activies will be going on all day, with a barbeque competition awards to be held at 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call Rob McRae at (229) 243-0164.

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

Greater Macedonia M.B. Church, located at 1006 Holly St., Bainbridge, will conclude the 131st church anniversary celebration with a 3 p.m. service with Rev. Dr. Emory C. Virgil, Providence M.B. Church, of Thomasville as guest speaker.


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, Centennial Field


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.

• Grace Christian Academy’s “The Follow” event featuring Jase and Missy from the “Duck Dynasty” TV show, Bainbridge State College Student Wellness Center, 6:30 p.m. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.


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