Calendar of Events

Published 3:26 am Monday, June 18, 2007

By Staff
New prison ministry will begin June 21
A meeting date for the newly organized family prison ministry group "Connections" has been set for June 21 at the Hospitality House in Atmore.
Organizers Mildred Hall and Marion Collins encourage anyone who has a family member in prison to attend the 3 p.m. meeting.
"We believe it is always of utmost importance for families to remain connected both physically and spiritually and especially so when undergoing long periods of separation," Hall said.
After the prisoner's jail time is over, Hall said the ministry will help them become adjusted back into their community.
"Then, too, when the time comes we intend to do all we can to assist the incarcerated with an easier and healthier transition back into the community as useful citizens," Hall said. "I believe this is a vital ministry which will benefit everyone."
The Hospitality House is located at 1106 Church Street.
For more information, please contact Hall at 446-7377 or Collins at 867-0256.
– Staff Reports
Poarch Community Church VBS June 18
Poarch Community Church will hold Vacation Bible School from June 18-21 at 7 p.m. nightly.
The theme will be: Great Bible Reef, Dive deep into God's word. There will be Bible stories, children's dramas, puppet shows, music, games, crafts and recreation.
All ages are welcome.
First Assembly offers Spanish June 18
First Assembly of God will hold a Conversational Spanish Class on Monday nights at 5:30 starting June 18.
The class will go through July 23. Cost of the class is $12 for the book.
Diabetic education meeting June 19
A diabetic education group meeting will be help on June 19 at Atmore Community Hospital. The meeting will be at 6 p.m.
The topic will be diabetes questions and answers and will be presented by Dr. Jon Yoder, M.D. It is free so please join us.
Beulah Camp meeting remains until June 24
Beulah Camp meeting will be June 14 – 24.
Beulah will celebrate 66 years with 10 days of preaching and singing. Services are at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day.
Rooms and meals are available to anyone wanting to stay at the camp.
Huxford VFD fish fry scheduled for June 16
The Huxford Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual catfish fry from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on June 16 at the fire station on old Front Street in Huxford.
The plates will be $6 with all proceeds going to the fire department.
Make plans to attend and thank you for your support.
Master's Men Quartet in concert June 23
The Master's Men Quartet will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. on June 23 at Calvary Baptist Church located at 2121 Jack Springs Road in Atmore.
A love offering will be received.
Sky family in concert June 23 in Walnut Hill
Dry Springs Community Church in Walnut Hill, Fla. will be hosting a gospel singing at 6 p.m. on June 23 featuring the Sky family.
Refreshments will be served following the singing.
ACH GoldenCare seminar June 27
Atmore Community Hospital GoldenCare will present a seminar on services and programs available at the Lakeview Center June 27 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Mayson Auditorium.
People handle stresses of life in different ways. While some meet their challenges head-on, others may feel unable to cope.
Lakeview Center offers more than 50 treatments and vocational programs to provide solutions for children, teens, adults and seniors.
For seminar reservations, please call (251) 368-6397.
Zion Star AME family, friends day June 24
Zion Star AME Zion Church will be having its family and friends day program at 3 p.m. on June 24. Robert Shuford from Hayneville AME will bring the message.
All are invited.
Commission meeting slated for June 25
The Escambia County Commission will conduct an adjourned session on June 25 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton. The Administrative Workshop will be held on June 21 at 9 a.m.
New Home Church concert June 29
"The James Brown Trio" of Valley along with "New Direction" will be in concert at New Home Church near Monroeville on June 29. There will be no charge for admission, but a love offering will be received. The singing will begin at 7 p.m. and the Rev. Kenneth Johnson and Thomas Smith invite everyone to attend.
New Home Church is located just north of U.S. Highway 84 between Repton and Monroeville.
Martinville Baptist VBS June 30 only
Vacation Bible School will be held for one day only, June 30 at Martinville Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until noon.
Preschool through 6th grade students are invited to enjoy the Gospel programs and activities for four dynamic individuals from the Baptist Association's Summer Ministry youth group. A light lunch will be provided. 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 368-4505 or Arelene Mack 368-8638.
Jay Freedom Race slated July 4
Let Freedom Ring! And come run the Celebrate Freedom 5K Race in the small town of Jay, Fla. The race itself is best described as a low-key, very fun and friendly race.
The race will be July 4 at 6 p.m. The 5K will be first and the one mile to follow. The race will be held at Jay City Park.Registration will be held at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the race.
For more information contact Matt Dobson at 850-474-2141.
Summer Reading continues until July 6
The Atmore Public Library is having their Summer Reading Program each Friday beginning June 1 through July 6 from 10 a.m until 11 a.m. for children ages 5-12.
Fiddler's Convention slated for July 21
Plans for the 28th annual Atmore Rotary Club Fiddler's Convention are under way.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. on July 21 in the Escambia County High School auditorium. The house band will be "Down Home."
The categories of competition are as follows: vocal groups (acappela is acceptable), bands, dobro, banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddlers. There is no registration fee. Awards are first place $100, second $75 and third $50 except for fiddlers, which is first $1,000, second $200 and third $100.
If anyone has questions, call 368-2106 or email Keith Castleberry at
Antioch Baptist food service ends Aug. 3
Antioch Baptist Church in Freemanville will be holding a summer food service program beginning June 6 through Aug. 3.
Meal times will be from 11:15 – 11:30. Activities include: volleyball, basketball, checkers and other games from 10 a.m. until noon.
For more information contact Mrs. Jerridine Perryman at 368-1372 or 944-7250.
Sponsored by the Bay Area Food Bank.
Geography of the Holy Land Monday nights
The First Assembly of God Berean School of the Bible Study Center will begin a new study course on "Geography of the Holy Land" on Monday nights at 5:30.
The first class began May 7. This will be a four-week course. Anyone interested should call the church office at 368-4637.
Cost for the course is $122. There is an additional $20 charge for first time students.
Taste of the South scheduled for Aug. 11
The annual Taste of the South food festival will be held Aug. 11 at Heritage Park.
All vendors interested in participating are asked to contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at 368-3305.
Swimming, tennis lessons offered
The pool at Tom Byrne Park is officially open for the summer. With its opening comes several events to keep you busy and cool during the hot months.
Public swimming on Sunday through Saturday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Admission for public swimming is $1 for anyone 17 years old and younger and $1.50 for those 18 and older.
The pool is also available for rent for private parties on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Cost for pool rental is $35 per hour and that covers lifeguards and pool usage.
Day and night swimming lessons and tennis lessons are also available.
Day swimming and tennis lessons are available in two-week sessions and there are three time slots for the lessons.
Times available are 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. until noon. The cost is $20 per session.
Registration day for session three is June 25 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. and the session will be July 2-13.
Registration day for session four is July 9 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. and the session will be July 16-27.
Night swimming lesson sessions will last three weeks and take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights at one of three times, 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The cost is $30 per session.
Registration day for session two is June 18 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. and the session will be July 17-Aug. 2. Registration will continue the next day for all sessions until all classes are filled.
For additional information contact Shelia Rogers at 368-2322 or Betty Warren at 294-5475. The number at the pool is 368-8280.
Volunteers needed
for Hospice
Only your care, compassion and time are required. Applications are available at Countryside Hospice Care.
Our address is, 955 S. Three Notch Street, Andalusia, Ala., 36420, 334-222-7048.
Ask for Kathi Kelley, volunteer coordinator.
Our service area includes the following counties: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia and Geneva.
Summer art classes offered at new gallery
Summer art classes will be held starting in June from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday at the new art gallery/studio, 106 W. Ridgeley St.
For more information call Vikki Day Faessel at 368-2150 or 294-1237.
VFW dances held every Friday night
Friday Night Dances are held at the Atmore VFW Post Veterans of Foreign Wars Friday nights from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. (daylight saving time) and from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time).
Dances are open to Post members and the general public as long as participants are registered as a Post member's guest for a donation fee of $5 per person. The Post's band EXIT 54 provides country and rock and roll music.
On special occasions, dance participants enjoy "potluck" finger foods or a dinner.
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