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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Furnork guest host for holiday classics
Grady L. Furnork of Hee-Haw and Grand Old Opry Fame will be the guest host for the Atmore Leadership Class of 2007 presentation of four of the greatest classic Christmas movies for kids Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Strand. Tickets are on sale now for $6 apiece and can be purchased from Nick Baggett at United Bank, Matthew Nascone at The Atmore Advance, Felicia Bishop at United Bank, Cathy McKinley at Atmore Public Library, Nick Drew at First National Bank &Trust, Paula Miller at Creek Indian Enterprises and Lou Vickery at WNSI FM.
For more information contact Holly Fowler at 251-458-4214.
– Staff Reports
Joy Riders meeting slated Dec. 12
The Joy Riders will meet at noon on Dec. 12 in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church. All senior adults are invited to attend. Bring a dish and join the fun.
If you have any questions, please call Diane Everette at 368-8197.
Tee Ball League holds meeting Dec. 13
The Atmore Tee Ball League will hold a board meeting Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in the YMCA boardroom. All present board members and anyone who is wishing to be on the new board is asked to be present.
For additional information contact James Lewis at 368-2381 or Ross Terry at 368-9622.
ECHS hosts PTA meeting Dec. 13
There will be a PTA meeting at Escambia County High School on Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Immediately following at 6 p.m. the band will have their Christmas concert.
Temple Academy performs musical
The student body of Temple Christian Academy will present A Certain Small Shepherd, A Christmas musical by Carol McMillen and David Culross, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the auditorium of Atmore Baptist Temple.
When Lori and Kevin have trouble understanding the importance of giving, Grandpa shares with them the story of Josiah, a little shepherd boy, who gave the baby Jesus the first Christmas gift, his own precious lamb. Through the story, Lori and Kevin come to realize what a tremendous gift God gave us that first Christmas in the form of His own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The faculty and student body would like to extend a cordial invitation to the public to join us as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The church is located at 1707 S. Main St. across from David's Catfish House. Admission is free, however, seating is limited. For more information, you may contact the school at 368-8282.
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 invites 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.
Turtle Point hosts open house Dec. 15
Turtle Point will have a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Dec. 15. The gift shop will be open and the children will have the opportunity for crafts.
Southern gospel singing on Dec. 15
There will be a Southern Gospel gathering on Dec. 15 from 6 p.m. until at the Lenox Community Center featuring Danny Ray Harris with performances by Southern Gospel Trio, Streets of Gold and other local talent. Refreshments will be served.
For more information or directions, please call 251-248-2555 of 251-593-0315.
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.
Alumni meeting scheduled for Dec. 15
The J.F. Shields/MCTS Alumni Association meeting will be Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m.
The association will he honoring 2008 graduating seniors, Golden &Military Alumnus. Prizes and refreshments will be available for the honorees. For further information contact the president, Louise Lett Lee at jfshields-mcts@hotmail.com.
Hadley benefit in Perdido Dec. 15
There will be a benefit for Pete Hadley at the Coleman Barn in Perdido on Dec. 15.
The Tensaw River Gospel Band will start playing at 1 p.m. Come join them to help raise money for Pete Hadley who had cancer and had to have surgery. Please come out and help raise money to offset the cost of medical bills and living expenses for the family. There will be lunch plates for $5 starting at 11:30 a.m. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win a gun. An auction will take place after lunch. It will consist of miscellaneous items donated by various businesses.
For more details, please contact Crystal Hadley at 605-7536, Nip Hadley at 937-3931 or Beth Donald at 359-8240 or 368-8534.
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.
Shiloh Free Will presents musical
Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church's choir will present the Christmas Cantata "Let Earth Receive Her King" Sunday morning, Dec. 16. The rest of the Christmas Program will be that Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
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.
Change of Mind host Christmas party
Change of Mind Inc. Children Outreach Ministry, located at 8580 Hwy. 31 in Atmore will be having a Christmas party and gift giving, touching the lives of children on Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. All are welcome. Gifts are given until all have been given out.
Trinity holds Children's Pageant
A Children's Pageant and Christmas Eve Service at Trinity Episcopal Church will be held on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. For more information contact the Rev. Sandra Mayer at 368-5933.
New Pleasant Hill hosts fifth Sunday
Atmore Sunday school at Study next fifth Sunday fellowship at New Pleasant Hill Church with the Rev. Harold Askew as pastor will be held Dec. 30. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. and worship service will be at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
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.
Historical Society selling ornaments
The Atmore Historical Society's Centennial ornaments are for sale. Please contact Hattie Maxwell at 368-4608.
Legion meetings second Tuesdays
American Legion meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion building.
If anyone is interested in membership, please call 446-1403 and leave a voicemail.
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.
Vikki Day's Gallery hosts art classes
If you are ready for something new and exciting in your life come join us for an art class at the Day Gallery at 106 W. Ridgeley Street in Atmore.
Jan. 7, 14, 21 &28
Cost – $45.
Instructor will be Vikki Day.
Jan. 9, 16, 23 &30
Children's 1st Acrylic Painting Class 4:30 p.m. until 5:50 p.m., ages 7-12 years old (limit 5)
Cost – $60.
Adult's 1st Acrylic Painting 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Cost – $60.
Instructor will be Vikki Day.
Jan. 10, 17 &24
My First Oil Painting Class 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Explore Van Gogh's style of painting and others, adult class only (limit 5), cost-$65. Supplies included in cost of class.
Instructor will be Margie Ingram.
To sign up for Mrs. Ingram's class, call 251-867-6835. Call Day Gallery to sign up for Vikki Day's classes.
Friday night dances at VFW open to public
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, safe fun, the VFW Post located at 206 W. Ashley Street is the place to be on Friday nights from 7:30 p.m. until 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.
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