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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Up on the Rooftop Toy Drive Dec. 8
The Up on the Rooftop Toy Drive will be held Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. until.
DeeDra Kelley and Jennifer Stanley with Kelley's Ambulance will be on the rooftop of Fred's until the ambulance is filled with toys for the children of Atmore.
An application to register to receive toys can be picked up at The Atmore Advance. Applications must be turned in by Dec. 7 at the Advance located at 301 South Main Street.
– Staff Reports
Toys for Tots bike ride slated Dec. 8
A Toys for Tots bike ride will be held Dec. 8. Registration will be at David's Catfish in Atmore from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. The first stop will be at Bratt Elementary school at 10:15 a.m., the second stop will be at Atmore City Hall at 10:45 a.m. and the third stop will be at Perdido Elementary at 11:15 a.m. The last stop will be at PeeWee and Jim's shop for lunch.
All donations, $20 per bike, go to LA Bikers' Toys for Tots.
– Staff Reports
Calvary Temple hosts revival Dec. 3-7
Calvary Deliverance Temple will have revival Dec. 3-7 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Tony McCullough will be the speaker.
Potluck/Business meeting slated Dec. 3
The Oak Grove Annual Holiday Potluck/Business Meeting will be held on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. All Oak Grove residents are invited to discuss the county's role in managing the Community Center/Park.
Day Gallery, Art Association host event
The Atmore Art Association and Day Gallery will host Lee Bain, accomplished watercolor artist on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. for a free watercolor art demonstration.
The event will be open to guests and prospective Art Association members.
This will be held at the Day Gallery.
Sacred Heart Bus rides to Davisville
The Sacred Heart Mission in Motion Bus will be at the Davisville Community Center on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. They will be taking blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Flu shots will be for seniors.
Evening with Santa slated for Dec. 6
On Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Evening with Santa. The event will be at Atmore Heritage Park, which is located at the corner of Main and Craig Streets.
Santa will be on hand to take photos with the many girls and boys of the Atmore area. Peacock Photography will be in charge of the photographs. Prices are one 5X7 and four wallet sized photos for $10 or two 5X7s and eight wallet sized photos for $18.
Up on the Rooftop Toy Drive Dec. 8
The Up on the Rooftop Toy Drive will be held Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. until.
DeeDra Kelley and Jennifer Stanley with Kelley's Ambulance will be on the rooftop of Fred's until the ambulance is filled with toys for the children of Atmore.
An application to register to receive toys can be picked up at The Atmore Advance. Applications must be turned in by Dec. 7 at the Advance located at 301 Main Street.
Poarch Parade scheduled for Dec. 7
The Poarch Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. It will start at the Tribal Center and end at the Wellness and Activities Center (Gym).
Y holds fundraiser for music classes
Ashley Dawn, owner of Ashley Dawn "A DJ and Performing Company" is hosting a "Kids Karaoke" fundraiser Dec. 8 at the Atmore Area YMCA and Community Center's gym.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. and there will be live music, door prizes and food.
Christmas Parade scheduled for Dec. 8
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Twilight Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 8.
The parade will begin at 5 p.m. at Atmore City Hall. It will proceed down Ridgeley Street and turn on to Main Street and travel south to Lindberg Avenue where it will end at Escambia County High School. To participate in the parade, obtain an entry form from the Chamber office located in the Atmore Area YMCA & Community Center and fill it out before Dec. 3. A $25 entry fee will be charged for float entries, which will be eligible for judging. There isn't a charge for participants such as marching bands, clowns and characters and antique cars.
Relay teams hold Chili Cook-off
The Relay for Life teams will have a Chili Cook-off on Dec. 8 at Heritage Park.
It will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Historical Society selling ornaments
The Atmore Historical Society's Centennial ornaments are for sale. Please contact Hattie Maxwell at 368-4608.
J. F. Shields Alumni to meet Dec. 8
The J. F. Shields/MCTS Alumni Association will meet Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at The Beatrice Community Center.
For further information please contact Louise Lett Lee, President at jfshields-mctsalumni@hotmail.com .
Deadline nearing for Toys for Tots
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore's annual Toys for Tots with the U.S. Marine Corps distribution will be held Dec. 21. All needed families must register before Dec. 8. Must be ages 0-14 for qualification. Donations are welcome.
Contact 368-6023, 368-5350 or 368-2256.
Women in Black Program slated Dec. 9
The Harris St. A.O.H. Church is having a 100 Women in Black Program at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Women of all ages are welcome.
Commission meeting scheduled Dec. 10
The Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session at 9 a.m. on Dec. 10 in the County Commission Chambers, room 201 at the Escambia County Courthouse, Brewton. The administrative workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 7.
Day Gallery holds art viewing, wine tasting
An Art Viewing and Wine Tasting will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Dec. 14 at Day Gallery 106 W. Ridgley St.
Day Gallery Art and Antiques invite the community to enjoy monthly featured artists over a glass of wine. December Art Walk will highlight cutting edge artist Konstantyn Sylin, master of watercolor. He is a member of the artist's union of Ukraine. Be inspired by his landscape, still life portraits and abstract composition. During the event patrons can enjoy inspiring art, taste the featured wine, listen to music and mingle with other like – minded community members. Also the A.V.A.A. (Atmore Visual Art Association Members) will be showing examples of their work through December and Lee Baines of Brewton will be holding a water color demonstration.
Concerned Citizens host Christmas Ball
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore will have their Inaugural Christmas Ball on Dec. 15 at the Atmore YMCA located at 501 S. Pensacola Avenue. It will start at 7:30 p.m. and end at midnight and will cost $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased from CCA members or beauty salon owners. The attire is formal or semi-formal, bring an entree or set your own table, and will feature a hair show extravaganza and live entertainment.
Hands of Praise event slated Dec. 15
Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church will celebrate the first anniversary of the Hands of Praise Dec. 15 at the church located at 61 Brown St. in Atmore at 5 p.m.
The public is invited to visit the community service center behind the church. They are open on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The center has clothes for men, women, children and babies. It also has shoes, some stuffed toys and some winter and summer clothes.
Trinity Church holds "Lessons of Carols"
To celebrate the season of Advent, Trinity Episcopal Church will host an evening of "Lessons of Carols" at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Parish Hall. Trinity is located at 202 S. Carney Street behind Bondurant Hardware.
Coalition against C&S meets weekly
The coalition against C&S Chemicals locating on Woods Road in Atmore holds a meeting every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at New Order Baptist Church.
Atmore Church of God starting clubs
The Atmore Church of God is starting a Boys Club and a Girls Club. Ages will range from 5 years through 16 years of age. They are inviting all boys and girls to join the club and enjoy the activities. If you are interested and need further information contact Pastor Glenn Bryars on Wednesday evening or Sunday morning or evening at the Atmore Church of God located at 90 Jack Springs Road in Atmore.
ECHS students offer peers help in courses
Escambia County High School students who have not passed the graduation exam will take the test again in December.Those students have the opportunity for tutoring at the high school Monday through Thursday, both during and after school. Students can receive assistance in science, math, social studies, English and reading.
Student tutors are working the program and students who need assistance will receive individualized assistance. The priority of the program is to help those who need to pass the graduation exam, although students who are having difficulties in their courses may also be tutored. Several teachers on staff at ECHS are familiar with the requirements of what the students need to pass the graduation exam and are helping with the program.
For more information, call the school at 368-9181.
ECHS booster club meeting on Jan. 8
The next Escambia County High School Booster Club meeting will be held on Jan. 8, 2008 at 7 p.m. at David's Catfish.
Legion dances held Saturday nights
American Legion dance is held every Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. unless there is a fifth Saturday in the month. Donation of $5 taken at the door.
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