Calendar of Events

Published 9:39 pm Friday, March 23, 2007

By Staff
Business Before Hours this morning
Business Before Hours will be taking place today at Annie's Community Cup at 125 N. Main Street at 7:30 a.m.
The topic is "marketing on a shoestring," presented by executive director and founder of Women's Business Center, Inc., Kathryn Kahalley Cariglino.
Sign up now for Mayfest Idol
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Mayfest Idol competition and the grand prize winner will receive $500.
Open auditions will be April 21 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Atmore Area YMCA and Community Center. There will be a $10 audition fee for those who choose to participate.
Those who make it through the open auditions will move into the Hollywood round, which will take place May 4, the time and location are TBA.
The 12 who make it through the Hollywood round will perform at Mayfest on May 5 and the winner will go home $500 richer.
Bonner staffer will visit county, Atmore
A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will be making two stops in Escambia County on March 28.
The purpose of these visits is to meet with any constituents who may be experiencing difficulties with the federal government and who are seeking the congressman's assistance in resolving these problems.
The representative will be available at Brewton Town Hall from 10 a.m until 11 a.m. and at Atmore City Hall from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
First Pentecostal musician event
First Pentecostal Church will have their musician appreciation March 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Choirs, groups and solos are welcome.
Liberty Missionary Baptist anniversary
The Liberty Missionary Baptist Church at 61 Liberty St. in Atmore was organized in May 1914 and will be observing 93 years of its mission to lead souls in the Christian way of Christ March 25.
The worship and praise services will begin with N.B.C. followed by Sunday church school at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. morning worship. The climaxing of the observance will be the 3 p.m. worship, praise and thanksgiving period with Elder Sidney Grant and his congregation from New Order Missionary Baptist Church as our special guest. All churches in the Atmore area are invited to share this high praise and worship with us.
For more information contact Mr. Grissett at 368-5893.
House of God Church banquet, fashion show
House of God Church in Freemanville invites you to a salad banquet and fashion show March 31 at 6 p.m.
For more information contact Mildred Fisher at 368-5434.
County Commission meets on March 26
The Escambia County Commission will conduct an adjourned regular session March 26 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton.
The Administrative Workshop will be held March 22 at 9 a.m.
Historical Society "Show &Tell"
The Escambia County Historical Society will have a "Show &Tell" Program at its regular monthly meeting March 27 at 3:15 p.m. at the Thomas E. McMillan Museum on the Brewton campus of JDCC.
The public is invited to attend and bring an item of historical interest.
ACH Auxiliary $5 jewelry sale slated
There will be a jewelry sale by Phantasia's sponsored by Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary in ACH's auditorium on March 29-30 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and March 31 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted and all jewelry is $5.
Reid State job fair slated for April 3
Reid State Technical College will host its inaugural job fair April 3 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Edith A. Gary Library and Technology Center.
Potential employers from Conecuh, Butler, Escambia (Alabama and Florida), Monroe, Covington and Wilcox counties are participating in the Inaugural Job Fair on the campus of the Reid State Technical College.
Skills needed include, welders, nurses, nurse assistant, collision repairmen, office assistants, industrial electrical maintenance, carpenters, truck drivers and cosmetologists.
Companies being represented include, Kelly Services, L.V. Stabler Hospital, Sourcecorp, Hysco America, Evergreen Medical Center, UPS, Connector Mfg. Company, International Paper, Shaw Industries, Telamon Corporation, Monroe County Hospital, Odyssey Health Care, Marine Contracting Group, CEBCO, Weyerhaeuser, D.W. McMillian Hospital, Atlantic Marine, Robert's Clinic, Amedisys Home Health, F&M Woods and Sans Trucking and Brewton Career Link.
For more information contact Dr. Linda Alford, 251-578-1313 ext. 132 or e-mail:
Martinville Baptist Homecoming April 1
Pastor Sonny Willingham and congregation invite everyone to Homecoming on April 1 at Martinville Baptist Church. Morning message at 11 a.m. will be followed by dinner on the grounds and an afternoon singing featuring Caleb Dennis and Friends, The Gloryland Singers and other local talent.
From Atmore, take Hwy. 21 north, go right on Martinville Loop or Martinville Circle and the church is on the right.
For more information, call Evie Baggett 251-368-4505 or Arelene Mack 251-368-8638.
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
A Maundy Thursday Communion Service will be held at 6 p.m. on April 5 at First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 208 E. Horner Street.
Barnes' Boys gather April 21 at David's
The Barnes' Boys, Friends and Associates Gathering will be held April 21 at David's Catfish House at 12:30 p.m.
The Barnes Boys are a self-titled group of men who played football at Escambia County High School for (the late) Coach Herbert Barnes.
For more information, contact event organizer Walter Welch at or by phone at 850-932-3591.
Nursing scholarships offered by Auxiliary
The Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary is offering two scholarships to qualified applicants for education in a medical-related field.
Applicants may be high-school graduates or people presently working in a medical field who wish to further their education. Applications are available in the gift shop of the hospital and must be returned by April 27 to be considered.
Atmore Apostolic Fun Day April 28
Atmore Apostolic Church will host its annual Family Fun Day on April 28.
Rosdale Chorale performing April 4
The Rosdale Chorale will be in concert at Mennonite Christian Fellowship April 4 at 7 p.m.
The chorale, directed by Kenneth Miller, is a select group of 35 students from Rosedale Bible College. The program, which consists of selections ranging from the masters to contemporary is free and open to the public.
Call Anthony Swartzendruber at 368-1275 for more info.
Concerned Citizens hosting shoe drive
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore will be holding a shoe drive to benefit Alabama's foster children March 18 through April 12. The group needs 6,000 pairs of shoes. Volunteers are also needed to help pick up shoes or shoes can be dropped off at the Atmore YMCA. The Concerned Citizens will be celebrating National Foster Care Month in Montgomery May 1.
For more information contact Sandra Gray at 251-368-6023 or 251-545-9567 or call Edna Robinson at 251-368-5350.
Last chance to register for softball
Girls fast pitch softball registration for Atmore Babe Ruth League will be at Elite Sporting Goods, 216 N. Main St. March 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. Birth certificates are required for first time players. Girls ages 8-16 and costs are $45.
For exercise, skill developments and just plain fun, come join us with your friends and make some new ones!
Also seeking coaches and volunteers. There will be a $10 refund to those who volunteer.
Christian Care needs your food donations
Atmore Area Christian Care gave food to 51 people last week. They are short on the following food items:
SR Meal, SR Flour, jelly, peanut butter, canned fruit, pasta- spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, chicken and dumplings, jiffy corn muffin mix
The Atmore Area Christian Care is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
JDCC ballroom dance lessons begin in April
Jefferson Davis Community College will host ballroom dance lessons.
Beginning Social Rumba will be from March 8-April 12. Times will be from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Beginning Social Cha-Cha will be from March 6-April 10. Times will be from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
All classes will last for six weeks.
For more information call JDCC at 867-4832 or Don Lanier at 867-2946.
Covenant Hospice hosting celebration
Covenant Hospice invites bereaved hospice families, as well as community members who have endured the loss of a loved one, to attend a special Remembrance Celebration at 2 p.m. March 25 at First Church of the Nazarene, located at 407 Cedar St. in East Brewton.
Covenant Hospice patients and community members who have died will be remembered and celebrated by family, friends and staff. The celebration will include music, candle lighting and selected readings. Those who plan to attend are asked to submit a photograph of their loved one to be included in a collage to stand in a place of honor during the celebration.
Covenant encourages anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a loved one to join the non-profit organization in remembering and celebrating the lives of those who were dear to them.
For more information, please call Carmen Cooper-Davis at (251) 867-6993.
– Relay for Life –
Admission is $5 per person. Children 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Those in attendance will have the opportunity to sample each salad prepared for the event for a minimum donation of $10 per person.
For more information or to order an angel call 368-4273.
Stop by the bank to register.
If you would like a community event published in The Atmore Advance please fax it to 368-2124 or email it to

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