Calendar of Events

Published 7:10 am Wednesday, August 8, 2007

By Staff
Taste of the South slated for Saturday
The annual Taste of the South food festival will be held Aug. 11 at Heritage Park.
The event will feature entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Rose Gilley and Southern Heritage will get the event started with some southern gospel tunes. Lana Langford will follow at 6:30 p.m. and Chuck Stevens will take the stage at 7 p.m. Hazkel and Faye Dunn will start the 8 o'clock-hour, Haley Murph will sing at 8:30 p.m. and the Diamond Back Band will close the entertainment out from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m.
– Staff Reports
Author Peggy Collins on today's 'Girl Talk'
Every Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. WNSI 105.9 FM in Atmore has "Girl Talk" hosted by Atmore resident Susan Smith.
Today, Peggy Collins will be the guest speaker. Collins is a speaker, trainer and author. She wrote the book "HELP is NOT a Four-Letter Word." Her book will show you how to recognize the signs of stress, ease the demands you put on yourself, ask for help and start enjoying your work, family and life.
– Staff Reports
Meet the Teacher Day at RPES today
Rachel Patterson Elementary School will be having a Meet the Teacher Day Aug. 8 beginning at 2 p.m. This will be for all first and second grade students only. Parents are welcome to bring their child to meet their teacher and deliver school supplies. August 9th is a full day for first and second grade students.
Kindergarten will Meet the Teacher Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. Parents and students will meet their teacher and deliver school supplies at this time. Kindergarten students will leave after a brief classroom visit. The first full day for kindergarten students will be Aug. 10.
If you have any questions regarding either of these important school events, please call the school office at 368-4860. We look forward to seeing all of our Rachel Patterson parents and students at these events.
Council on Aging selling donuts
The Council on Aging will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts for $5 per dozen. Anyone interested in supporting this event should call 368-1032 ext. 102 or 140. Orders will be accepted until Aug. 9.
Taste of the South slated 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.
Commission session slated Aug. 13
The Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session on Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton.
The Administrative Workshop will be held Aug. 8 at 9 a.m.
FPCI to celebrate anniversary Aug. 9-10
Faith Pentecostal Church, Inc., 3964 Jack Springs Rd., is celebrating its anniversary at 7:30 p.m. nightly on Aug. 8 with Bishop Dashwood Riley speaking, Aug. 9 with Pastor James Stanton speaking, Aug. 10 with Rev. Avery speaking and climaxing on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. with Evangelist Lola Moore speaking. Pastor of the church is Darlene McMillian and overseer is Bishop Purvis McMillain. Everyone is invited to join.
Annual Watermelon Jubilee Aug. 11-12
The annual Watermelon Jubilee will be held Aug. 11-12. Lots of fun for all ages. Come and enjoy juicy watermelon, art &crafts, local talent and our new and improved children's area. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information call JoAnn Matthews or Diane Burkett at 334-382-0550.
Stephanie Leavins to sing at My Father's
Stephanie Leavins will be singing at My Father's House Baptist Church, 801 E. Church St. Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
August 21 – 5 p.m.
Business After Hours
Hosted will be hosted by We Care at
3493 Hwy. 21. This is a wonderful opportunity to tour the beautiful new facility, visit with staff and network with other chamber members.
Invitations will be mailed.
ACH presents seminar Aug. 22
Atmore Community Hospital GoldenCare will present a seminar on the risks of stroke, Aug. 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Mayson Auditorium.
Registered Nurse and Stroke Coordinator Tammie Stefanko will provide education on stroke risk factors, signs and symptoms and prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Controlling and preventing high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol as well as not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight are all active, preventive measures that men and women can take in reducing the risk of stroke.
Free stroke risk assessments will be provided. For seminar reservations, please call (251) 368-6397.
First Assemby CPR classes Aug. 24
The CPR classes at Atmore First Assembly have been rescheduled to Aug. 24 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. And Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. until 1. p.m.
The following information is the same:
Each class is a stand alone session and only one session is required. The class is ideal for mothers of young children, family members caring for chronically ill people in the home and others who might need to update their certification. There are a limited number of spaces for each session. If interested, please call Mary Stanley (368-5769) or Ruth Harrell (251-296-5101 or 251-513-0482).
American Legion selling Boston butts
The American Legion will be selling a variety of items for Labor Day on Aug. 31 beginning at 10 a.m.
Whole Boston butts will be sold for $25, barbeque plates will be sold for $6 and barbeque pork sandwiches and chips will be sold for $3. Those with tickets can come to the event from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. and walk-ins are welcome after 11:45 a.m. as supplies last.
See any member of the American Legion or the American Legion Auxiliary or call and leave a message at 446-1403.
American Legion hosting line dancing class
Beginner country line dance classes start Sept. 6 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at the intersection of Main and Church streets. The advance class is from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. For more information, call 368-8843 or 368-5769.
Fire Dept. hosting fun day Sept. 8
Friendship Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual fun day on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a smoke Boston butt sale, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a classic car show, door prizes, bake sale and raffle prizes. We will have lots of activities for the kids along with plenty of good food including BBQ sandwiches, chicken plates, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, sausage dogs and funnel cakes. This will be a great day of fun for the entire family.
All proceeds benefit the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department. To pre-order a Boston butt, see any member of the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department, or contact Diana Chavers at 251-583-7258 or Judy Courtney at 251-296-2955. If you are interested in a vendor booth for the festival, or need more information regarding the festival, contact either of these individuals as well.
This event will take place at the Pollard Town Hall, off Highway 31 between Flomaton and Brewton.
VFW hosts Friday night dances
Friday Night Dances at the VFW are open to the general public for a donation of $5 per participant. Country and soft rock music for dancing is provided by the VFW's FREEDOM BAND. If you like good, clean and safe fun, the VFW Post located at 206 West Ashley Street is the place to be on Friday nights from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. "Pot luck" finger food and suppers are scheduled occasionally in conjunction with the dances to add to the merriment.
Remember the VFW Post in Atmore is the place to be on Friday nights.
EA registration open until classes full
Registration for the 2007-2008 school year at Escambia Academy for grades K-4 will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. until all classes are full. In order to register, one must bring an original birth certificate, Alabama immunization form and social security card. There has been no increase in tuition. For additional information, call 368-2080 during registration hours or Betty Warren at 368-2322 after registration hours.
Leadership Atmore looking for recruits
The Leadership Atmore Steering Committee is asking all Leadership Atmore Alumni for their help in recruiting class members for 2007-2008. Please submit names to the chamber office as soon as possible.
New classes for Health ministry
The Atmore First Assembly of God Congregational Health Ministry announces the following classes for this quarter:
Bible Study/Weight Management
Beginning July 30 at 5:30 p.m., the Atmore First Assembly is offering a Bible Study/Weight Management class. This class will run for at least eight weeks and a fee will be charged for the cost of the book. Interested persons may contact Louise Brogden 368-2728 or Diane Lassitter 368-8669.
Two CPR and Heimlich maneuver classes are being offered at Atmore First Assembly. The first session will be held Aug. 10 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. The second session will be Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Each class is a stand alone session and only one session is required. This class is ideal for mothers of young children, family members caring for chronically ill people in the home and others who might need to update their certification. There are a limited number of spaces for each session. If interested, please call Mary Stanley (368-5769) or Ruth Harrell (251-296-5101 or 251-513-0482).
Senior Adult Exercise Class
The Atmore First Assembly Senior Adults Celebration Group is offering a low impact exercise class each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. The class works on balance, flexibility and stretching. Two-pound weights needed, but are not required. They are just suggested for additional strength building.
If you are interested in good fellowship and fun exercise, contact the church office at 368-4637.
Accepting apps for Head Start, Pre-K
Anyone looking for Comprehensive Child Development Services for children ages 3 to 5 years old can find it at Freemanville Head Start and Freemanville Pre-K. Head Start and Pre-K are now accepting applications for 2007-08. For more information contact: Community Action Agency at 251-626-2649.
Be sure to bring the following when making an application, proof of income, birth certificate, social security cards of household members, proof of insurance, current immunization record, current physical. We also accept children with disabilities.
Concerned Citizens need uniforms
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore are asking all Atmore residents with old school uniforms to donate them to the group. The Annual School Uniform Recycle is taking place now.
All uniforms are laundered and given back to the community. For more information call Sandra Gray at 368-6023.
BES hosts can drive for Habitat
Brewton Elementary School students will begin the school year with a can drive for Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity. At the end of last school year, BES students and teachers collected 1,310 pounds of aluminum cans, filling 550 garbage bags, which raised $786 to build safe and affordable homes for people in our community. They were encouraged to continue saving cans over the summer.
A truck from Boutwell Recycling will be parked at the school from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9 to collect the bags of cans. Anyone from the community who would like to donate cans to Habitat for Humanity is also invited to drop off bags of cans at the school during those hours.
Christian Care in need of groceries
Atmore Area Christian Care gave food to 69 people last week. We are running short on groceries now. We badly need the following: chicken and dumplings, self rising meal, self rising flour, sugar, canned potatoes, canned salmon, Jiffy Corn Meal mix, canned turnips or greens, crackers and mixed vegetables in the can. Thanks to the people and churches who help us with food and money.
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 through Thursday at the new art gallery/studio, 106 W. Ridgeley St.
For more information call Vikki Day Faessel at 368-2150 or 294-1237.
Williams Station Day applications available
Williams Station Day applications available
Art &Craft Applications for Williams Station Day, Saturday, October 27, are now available. If you know of an artist that would like to receive an application, please let the Atmore Chamber of Commerce know.
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