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Calendar of Events

By Staff
NWE Little League holds registration
Northwest Escambia Little League baseball and softball and N.W.E. Little League baseball and softball registration will be held Feb. 2, 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. until noon. Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate to registration.
For more information call 327-6722 or 327-6155 after 5 p.m.
Day Gallery to host several events
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.
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. The group will meet weekly to discuss the assignments and view Moore’s video lectures.
For more information or to register, 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 November. 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.
Symposium slated Feb. 7 in Brewton
From Folk Rock to Americana and all the genres in between, the Songwriters’ Symposium provides the individual(s) the opportunity to showcase songwriting and musical abilities. The Songwriters’ Symposium is held the first Thursday of each month and features various regional artists. Tickets are $10 at the door; gourmet munchies and drinks are also included with ticket purchase. Band Merchandise and music will be for sale and ready to be autographed! Doors open at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 at The Hourglass in downtown Brewton.
To audition, contact Atmore area resident Ashley Dawn at 850-698-1450 for the next audition date.
Chuck Wagon Gang presents free concert
The Chuck Wagon Gang gospel singing group will present a free concert to benefit the Monroeville based non-profit organization, Pilots for Christ, Inc., Feb. 8 at Nettles Auditorium in Monroeville.
Cinderella auditions nearing at JDCC
The Brewton Council of the Arts and Missoula Children's Theatre are presenting Cinderella Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the JDCC auditorium. Auditions will be held Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m. at JDCC and are open to students in grades K-12.
Approximately 50 children will be cast for roles in the production.
Canoe church hosts revival Feb. 10-13
William Blackburn, a homegrown Atmore native and national evangelist, presently residing in Fort Smith, Ark., will be the guest speaker. Gospel music will be furnished nightly by many local groups and is coordinated by Billy Peacock from Pensacola Fla. The revival is from Feb. 10-13 at Canoe Baptist Church at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday. There will be a covered dish luncheon on Feb. 10.
Call Brother John Stacey for details at 850-455-9486.
County Commission to meet Feb. 11
Please take notice that the Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 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 Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.
Young Life hosts annual 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 Community Center (YMCA). A catered dinner will be provided at no cost. If you would like to come, please call Linda Parsons at 446-1610 or 368-3271 ASAP to reserve your place. There is limited seating so please call by the deadline Feb. 1.
This is your chance to learn more about the ministry of Young Life to the kids of our community and meet the leaders.
Atmore T-Ball League holds registration
The Atmore T-Ball League will hold registration from Jan. 26 until March 1 at the Atmore Area YMCA &Community Center. Registration will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 am until noon. Cost for each child ages 5-7 is $30.
Walnut Hill softball clinic slated March 1
Girls ages 12 and under Softball Pitching Clinic will be held at NWE Ballpark in Walnut Hill, Fla. March 1, 2008 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Pre register Feb. 9, 16 and 23 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. or March 1 from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. at the park. The cost will be $20 per person due on the day of registration.
For more information call Jerry Mason at 251-327-6276.
Turtle Point hosts BBUG program
It’s BBUG time again at Turtle Point. Turtle Point is inviting parents and guardians of kindergarten through fifth grade students to submit an application for the free BBUG (Building Backyard Urban Greenspaces) Program.
If you would like an application emailed to you, please send an email to turtlepoint@escambiak12.net 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.
Friday Night Dances at the VFW, cost $5
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.
Atmore Lions Club looking for 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.
AseraCare Hospice seeking volunteers
Volunteer to share your time and your heart! As a friendly visitor, your presence will mean so much to special patients and their families. Become a trained AseraCare Hospice volunteer for persons with life limiting illnesses. Hold a hand, listen to life stories, read a book aloud, enjoy music together, bring your unique talents to bedside. You can make lasting memories possible.
For more information about how to join a hospice team in your area and to take advantage of our free short term training, please contact Sylvia Hands, volunteer coordinator, at 251-575-3409
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.
Legion Auxiliary looking for members
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.
Continuing Education Classes at JDCC
Continuing Education Classes in Upholstery Basics are being offered at Jefferson Davis Community College.
Skills of identifying and using basic upholstery tools and operating an upholstery sewing machine are available.
The start date is Feb. 19 and the end date is March 11. Times are Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Atmore JDCC campus.
The price is $65 and the instructor is Roger Harrelson.To sign up, call 251-867-4832.
McMillan hospital calendar of events
D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital Community Health Calendar of Events
1. The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Monday Feb. 4 at noon in the Education Center of the Hospital. This group regularly meets in the first Monday of each month. Contact Marcia De Graaf at the Hospital 809-8309.
2. The Cancer Support Group which is open to all cancer survivors and caregivers will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6 at noon in the Education Center of the hospital. Lunch is provided from the hospital dining room. The program will be “Heart Disease” presented by Dr. Jimmy Adkisson. This group regularly meets in the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Marcia De Graaf at the Hospital 809-8309.
3. The Lupus Support Group will meet on Wednesday Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Education Center of the hospital. Meetings are held regularly in the second Wednesday of each month with lunch provided at 11 a.m. from the Hospital dining room. Contact Marcia De Graaf at the Hospital at 809-8309.
4. DWM Senior Health Advantage D. W. McMillan Hospital’s program for seniors, will meet on Wednesday Feb. 20 as part of Fit Fest. Not change in day. The morning will begin with a health fair in the classroom at 7:30 a.m. followed by a program at 9 a.m. in the Education Center. Seniors are encouraged to attend this special meeting. This group usually meets the third Thursday of each month. Contact Marcia De Graaf at 809-8309.
5. W.I.N. Women in need a Domestic Violence Support Group will meet Thursday Feb. 28 at noon in the Strandell Conference Room. This group usually meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. Contact Regina Watson at 809-8454.
February is Heart Health Awareness Month
Visit the Hospital Web site at www.dwmmh.org for Hospital information and job opportunities.
Extension office hosts shortcourse
The Santa Rosa County Extension Office will host a four-part Fish Pond Management Shortcourse beginning Feb. 4 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jay Community Center, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Fla. The program consists of three lectures held via video-conference from the University of Florida and a local pond management field tour.
The first class, pond management, covers fertilizing, winterizing ponds, fixing leaky ponds, pond construction, fertilizer types and pond clarity. The second class, fish management (March 3) covers fish selection, removing unwanted species, feeding techniques, stocking strategies, removal of fish, feed sources and recreational harvest recommendations. The third class, weed management (April 7) covers desirable plants, weed identification and removal, herbicides, and application techniques and equipment. The final session (April 14) is a field tour of a local fingerling hatchery with pond management practices and equipment displays.
Registration is $40 per person and $10 for each additional person if received by Jan. 28 or $50 if paid the first night of the session. Registrants will receive a course notebook of fact sheets about pond management as well as handouts from the instructors.
For more information, or to register, contact John Atkins, Santa Rosa County Extension Office, (850) 675.3107 or srcextag@ufl.edu.
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