Calendar of Events

Published 5:48 pm Monday, January 14, 2008

By Staff
Zion Star A.M.E. hosts MLK event
The pastor and members of Zion Star A.M.E. Zion Church, cordially invite you to come and worship the Lord with them as they celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Jan.13 at 11 a.m.
If you cannot come, please pray that the service will be acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God the Almighty.
Commission meeting slated for Jan. 14
The Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session on Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 241, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton. The administrative workshop will be held Jan. 10 at 8:30 a.m.
AOH Church holds New Year’s revival
There will be a New Year’s revival at AOH Church of God, located at 124 Harris St. in Atmore from Jan. 15-18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Fire Department holds board meeting
The Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department will hold their Annual Board Meeting on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Fire Station. They are inviting residents of Nokomis to come out and see what happened in 2007 and what’s planned for 2008.
Your attendance and involvement will be greatly appreciated. Contact Wayne Hubbard at 368-5800 if you have any questions.
Club honoring MLK on Jan. 20 at church
The Progressive Civic and Recreational Club is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 20 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Atmore. The program will feature a sermon by the pastor Rev. Monroe Tucker, Jr. and songs by the host church’s choir. There will also be congregational songs under the direction of Mr. Willie J. Grissett. The public is invited.
FBC Atmore hosts community service
There will be a Sanctity of Life Community Service at First Baptist Church Atmore on Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. Participating churches include, First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, First Baptist of Atmore, Grace Fellowship and Robinsonville Baptist.
Concerned Citizens plan for MLK Day
On Jan. 21 the nation will celebrate the 27th annual holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Atmore is one of the cities with events in his honor. Below is a list of events provided by the Concerned Citizens of Atmore (CCOA).
Security will be provided by the Community Friendship Club and the Atmore Police Department.
For more information, contact CCOA president Wayne Gray at 368-6023, MLK parade chairman Michael Arnold at 446-7265 or parade entry contact person Edna Robinson at 368-5350.
Brewton MLK parade slated for Jan. 19
A Martin Luther King Jr. parade will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 behind Bank Trust on Belleville Ave. in Brewton. Any civic, organization, or individual that would like to participate in the march or with a float is welcome. Please contact Tayeka Cooler with any questions at 251-359-4613.
Atmore Baptist Temple hosts event
Atmore Baptist Temple will host a revival meeting with evangelist David Young Jan. 20-23.
Sunday’s meetings will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday meetings will be held at 7 p.m. nightly.
Atmore Baptist Temple is located at 1707 S. Main St., across from David’s Catfish House.
For more information, call 368-8282.
Workshops scheduled for poll workers
Poll workers workshops have been scheduled for Jan. 22 at the following locations:
All poll workers must attend one of the scheduled workshops.
Kelley’s offers two classes this month
Kelley’s Ambulance Service is offering two classes this month:
You must pre-register for these classes a week in advance if possible. We meet in the classroom at our station at 21 N. Main St. in Atmore. For more information call Susan or Wanda at 368-5915.
Brewton theater performs at JDCC
Brewton Community Theatre presents "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland." Alice journeys into a world of talking animals, comic royalty and races where the contestants run in circles! There's the Mad Hatter's frantic tea party, the watch-carrying White Rabbit and talking flowers. Along the way Alice must deal with a sneezing duchess and a baby that turns into a pig! The finale has Alice watching a trial, but she suddenly finds herself the accused! ALICE gives a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense. Showdates: Jan. 25-27 at Jefferson Davis Community College's Woodfin Patterson Auditorium. Showtimes: Friday and Saturday at 7p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.
Dialysis center hosts class on Jan. 29
There will be a Key Kidney Class Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. at
Atmore Davita Dialysis Center, 807 E. Craig Street.
This class is for pre-dialysis and dialysis patients.
For more information call 368-5593.
Young Life invites public to banquet
A special invitation is extended to the community to attend the Atmore Young Life Fund Raising Banquet on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Atmore YMCA &Community Center. A catered dinner will be provided at no cost.
If you would like to attend, call Linda Parsons at 446-1610 or 368-3271 as soon as possible to reserve your place. There is limited seating so the RSVP deadline is Feb. 1.
This is your chance to learn more about the ministry of Young Life to the kids of the Atmore community and meet the leaders.
Monroe Co. museum hosts seminars
The Monroe County Heritage Museums will host the seventh annual genealogy seminar featuring Elizabeth Wells, special collections librarian at Samford University. Topics will include preservation of church records, learning other sources that contain church data and the importance of church records for the organization and the researcher. The seminar will be held at the Old Courthouse Museum Feb. 2. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. Following the program, guests will have an opportunity to purchase many genealogical research items from the museum gift shop located on the first floor of the Old Courthouse Museum. For more information, please contact Shannon Hall Jones at the Monroe County Heritage Museums at (251) 575-7433.
Trinity hosts pancake supper on Feb. 5
Trinity Episcopal Church will sponsor a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $3 per person. The supper will be held in the parish hall next to the church. Trinity is located on the corner of Church and S. Carney Streets.
Beth Moore study slated Feb. 5-6
The First Presbyterian Church invites the community to participate in Beth Moore’s newest Bible study, Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent to be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Atmore, beginning Feb. 5 at 9:30 a.m. and Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided for the Tuesday morning sessions only. The seven-week study includes an introductory session and six weekly group sessions. We will meet weekly to discuss the assignments and view Beth’s video lectures. For more information or to register, please call Jan Rice at 368-8091.
Primary election will be held Feb. 5
Escambia County will hold a Presidential Primary Election Feb. 5 for the purpose of determining who will represent the Republican and Democratic Party in the General Election in Nov. This election will be held at the regular polling places and the voting hours will be 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
FNB selling tickets to Glamour Magic
First National Bank &Trust is selling tickets to Glamour Magic. The photo sessions will be held Feb. 6-9 at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $9.95 each for the session and an 8X10 photo. Hair and makeup are provided. Glamour Magic will call for session times.
For more information, call 368-3148 to purchase tickets.
Chuck Wagon Gang present free concert
The Chuck Wagon Gang gospel singing group will present a free concert to benefit the Monreoville, Alabama based non-profit organization, Pilots for Christ, Inc., February 8 at Nettles Auditorium in Monroeville.
Canoe church hosts revival Feb. 10-13
Canoe Baptist Church will host a revival Feb. 10-13 at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist William Blackburn will be the guest speaker. Pastor is the Rev. John Stacey.
Turtle Point hosts BBUG program
It’s BBUG time again at Turtle Point. We are inviting parents and guardians of K through 5th grade students to submit an application for the BBUG (Building Backyard Urban Greenspaces) Program.
Why should you be a part of this program? Because it is fun, educational, and free! The BBUG Program is an innovative project that trains parents to take their children outside and learn about our natural world. The BBUG Program is an effort to get children off the couch and unplugged - from TV, video games and computers - and into the natural world. Children that spend time outside show fewer symptoms associated with ADHD, maintain a healthier body weight, are less likely to become depressed, and score higher on standardized tests. As BBUG participants, you will receive a backpack filled with equipment - worth over $200 - absolutely free. All we ask is that you commit to USE the equipment with your child and keep records of your projects for the BBUG Committee to review during the first year.
If you would like an application emailed to you, please send an email to with “BBUG” in the subject line. Call (251) 296-3401 to get an application by mail or to pick one up. Space is LIMITED. We will be accepting applications for the BBUG Program through Feb. 8.
Vikki Day’s Gallery hosts art classes
The Day Gallery is full of events throughout the upcoming month.
Call 294-1237 for more information on any of the classes.
Atmore Lions looking for new members
The Atmore Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday for lunch each month at the Atmore Community Hospital. All interested in joining the club are welcome to attend.
Countryside Hospice in need of volunteers
Countryside Hospice is in need of volunteers who have spare time on their hands and who would like to help others. No medical knowledge is needed.
Call Kathi Kelley at 334-222-7048 or toll free at 1-888-567-2914 for more information.
VFW host 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, 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.
Legion Auxiliary schedules meetings
American Legion Auxiliary meeting is held the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion building.
If anyone is interested in membership, please call 446-1403.
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