Community Calendar for 8/10/13

Published 6:48 am Friday, August 9, 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 10

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Attapulgus Church of God will hold a Bingo Night at the Bainbridge Shriner’s Club, on Hwy. 84 East, at 5 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. All proceeds go to the youth of the church.

• 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.

• Jolly 60s, Calvary Baptist Church, Chason Street, 6 p.m.

• Birthdays: Eddie Brinson, Blake Daughtry, Cindy Markham, Carolyn Jackson, Cecelia Buie, Shelia McLendon


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.

Faith Life Ministries, located at 335 Colquitt Hwy., Eldorendo, will observe Deacon’s Day at a 2 p.m. service, with J. A. Severson as speaker.

St. John’s M.B. Church, located at 1706 Faceville Hwy., Bainbridge, will have Family and Friends Day service at 3 p.m. with Rev. Turner and the Greater St. Mark’s Church family as guests.

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

• Anniversaries: Bill and Jenny Herring

• Birthdays: Gabby Howard, Leah Powell, Amy Ingram, Octavia Parris, Blair Sorrows, Ashton Sharpe, Austin Sharpe, Chasity Cone, Beth Hollis, Erin Leathers


Monday, August 12

• Free class on the basics of using iPads and iPhones, Decatur County Library, 301 S. Monroe St., 5:30 p.m.

• Arts Council board meeting, Firehouse Center, 5:30 p.m.

• Decatur County NAACP, Vivian’s Place, 1426 MLK Jr. Drive, 7 p.m.

• Freemasonry: Royal Arch and Royal and Select Masons, 7:30 p.m., Knights Templar, 8 p.m., all meetings at the Masonic Lodge on Louise Street

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

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

• Anniversaries: Jimmy and Debbie Elkins, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Barber

• Birthdays: Al Bernier, Justin Bo Logue, Albert Harden Jr., Brad Ward, Billy Simmons Jr., Teresa Odom, Kial Hathcoat


Tuesday, August 13

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

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

• Rotary Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Bainbridge Planning Commission, City Hall, 101 S. Broad St., 6 p.m.

• Celebrate Recovery, J.O. Smith 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: Grace and Joe Anderson

• Birthdays: Doug Young, Chasity Ponder, Kathy Higginbotham, Phil DeLucia, Jennifer Spooner, Jalisa Willingham


Wednesday, August 14

•  St. Luke Freewill Baptist Church, located at 411 W. Orange St., will begin a three-day revival that runs through the 16th, at 7:30 nightly, with Minister Dennis Brinson in charge of services.

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

• Lions Club, Charter House Inn, noon

• Family Connection, Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College, noon

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

• Birthdays: Sharon Mitchell, Ulrike Dickson, Caroline Rollins, Martha Reynolds


Thursday, August 15

• 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

• Decatur County Breast Cancer Support Group, parlor of First United Methodist Church, 6 p.m.

• Decatur County Board of Education, 507 Martin St., 6 p.m.

• Orion Lodge No. 8, Masonic Lodge on Louise St., 6:30 p.m.

• Anniversaries: Bo and Ginger Jones, David and Julie Warr

• Birthdays: Yvette Green, Glenn Brown, Loucious Sparkman, Brittney Singleton, Raymond Cobb, Kennon Cobb, Eric Miller


Friday, August 16

• Christian Faith Church, located at 963 Colquitt Hwy., Bainbridge, will host Brian Free & Assurance in concert at 7:30 p.m.

• 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.

• Anniversaries: Rusty and Alicia Cone

• Birthdays: Georgette McNelson, Janet McClelland, Lyn Hatcher, Katharine Pearson, Billy Dollar, Burnese Bouie, Caressa White, Lisa Reeves, Emma Ryan Shirley


Saturday, August 17

New Birth Worship Center, located at 1301 S. West Street, Bainbridge, will be selling fish/chicken plates from 11 a.m. until sold out.

• Lamb Temple Working in the Earth Ministry, located at 1425 Martin Luther King Dr., will have an installation service at 6 p.m. for Jr. Bishop Willie Lamb Jr. as executive pastor of the Bainbridge church.

• First African Baptist Church, located at 115 Church St., West Bainbridge, will host a clothes and items giveaway beginning at 11 a.m. on the church grounds.

Greater Mt. Calvary First Born Church of the Living God, located 471 E. Broad St., Climax, will celebrate its first Homecoming at 7 p.m.

Second Elizabeth M.B. Church of Quincy will host the Independent Pallbearers Lodge annual anniversary beginning at 6 p.m. Minister Tamorris Balkman will deliver the message.


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.

• St. Stephen M.B. Church, located at 156 Miss Ann’s Lane, Whigham, will have an ordination service at 3 p.m. for Minister Ralph Harris. Rev. Sylvester Williams, Moderator of the New Grady M.B. Association will deliver the sermon and music will be by the Gurley Family Choir.

• Traveler Rest M.B. Church, located at 661 Cal Thomas Road, Whigham, will observe the Choir Anniversary at 2 p.m.

St. Luke Independent Methodist Church, located in Faceville, is hosting a program “Women of the Bible” at 11:30 a.m.


Tuesday, August 20

Southwest Georgia Regional Gilbert H. Gragg Library, located at 301 S. Monroe St., Bainbridge, will host the first of two informational meetings for parents of children with Autism Spectrum. This brown bag lunch meeting runs from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.


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.


Sunday, August 25

New Birth Worship Center, located at 1301 S. West Street, Bainbridge, will observe Family and Friends Day with a special service at 3 p.m.

New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, located at 652 Watauga Rd., Attapulgus, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church at 3 p.m. with Rev. John Gardner, Pastor of 2nd Elizabeth Church as guest preacher.

Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, located at 1810 S. West St., Bainbridge, will have a Men and Women Day at the 11:15 a.m. service.


Monday, Sept. 2

• Labor Day Holiday


Tuesday, Sept. 3

• Toddler Time resumes for fall at the Decatur County Library, 10 a.m.


Thursday, Sept. 5

• Media Bass National Team Championship (continues through Sept. 8), Earle May Boat Basin


Friday, Sept. 6

• Early Release Day for students in Decatur County Schools


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.)


Saturday, Sept. 21

• Bainbridge Young Barbarian Mud Run for kids aged 9-14, Earle May Boat Basin, races begin at 8:30 a.m. Call Leisure Services at (229) 248-2010 or visit to sign up.


Saturday, October 5

2nd Annual Teresa D. Young  Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, Cairo Country Club, Registration at 11 a.m., lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

• Bainbridge College 40th Anniversary Gala


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


Tuesday, October 15

• Mid-Term for Regular Term at Bainbridge State College


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