Calendar of Events

Published 8:24 pm Monday, February 11, 2008

By Staff
Canoe Baptist revival ends Wednesday
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 through 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 tomorrow
Please take notice that the Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session on Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton.
Monthly support group meets Feb. 13
Do you or someone you know have lupus? Join for a lupus support group meeting on the second Wednesday of every month at D.W. McMillian Memorial Hospital at 11 a.m.
There is no fee to attend the meeting but the knowledge you will receive is priceless.
These support groups are sponsored and conducted by Lupus Support Network. The network provides education, support and assistance to those affected by Lupus.
Printed materials are available at the meetings on lupus and other autoimmune diseases including Fibromyalgia, Scheroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogrens Syndrome just to name a few. Currently, Lupus Support Network has over 50 brochures on the various aspects of the disease. All are offered free of charge.
For more information please call Anna at Lupus Support Network at 800.458.8211.
Faulkner State hosts Valentine Concert
North Baldwin Community Concerts presents “A Valentine Concert” featuring The World Famous Platters, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the L.D. Owen Performing Arts Center at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette. Tickets are $20 per person.
For more information call Jane Martin at 281-937-4426.
Friendship luncheon slated for Feb. 14
McCullough Friendship Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Best Western.
Bontrager family visit Gospel Light Church
Gospel Light Church welcomes you to enjoy an evening of inspiring music and singing with the Bontrager family at 7p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. The church is located n the corner of Howard and N. Trammel St. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call 368-3353.
Local Head Start to host CAA seminar
The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh counties is holding an Individual Development Account seminar on Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. at Freemanville Head Start center.
The seminar will give information to participants on how they can save as little as $25 a month for a down payment on a home, to start a small business, or go back to school through an IDA account. In doing so, Community Action Agency will match their savings up to $2,000.
For more information, call at 251-626-2649.
Heims to perform at Trinity Episcopal
Brett and Annette Heim, featured on the internationally syndicated program “Classical Guitar Alive,” will perform at Trinity Episcopal Church Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact the church office at 368-5933.
Grant applications due Feb. 29
Each year Atmore's Omega Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International makes available a $150 grant-in-aid to a deserving female graduating high school who plans to enter the teaching profession, or a female college student currently enrolled in a college’s school of education.
Interested applicants are asked to submit an essay titled "Why I Want to Go Into the Education Field" along with their name, parent's name, address and phone number to:
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, 210 E. Pine Street, Atmore, Alabama 36502
Deadline for submitting the application papers is Feb. 29.
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. 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.
Young Life hosts annual banquet
A special invitation is extended to the community who have already purchased their tickets 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.
Atmore T-Ball League holds registration
The Atmore T-Ball League will hold registration from 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 a.m. 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 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.
First Assembly hosts health, wellness fair
There will be a free Women's Health &Wellness Fair at Atmore First Assembly on May 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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
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.
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.
Basketball camp forms now accepted
Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply.
Past participants include, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and 10 foreign countries attended the 2007 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team.
Camp locations include, Gainesville, Ga., Prescott, Ariz., Thousand Oaks, Calif., Babson Park, Fla., Champaign, Ill., Glassboro, N.J., Lebanon, Tenn., Commerce, Texas and Blacksburg, Va.
There is also a summer camp available for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all skill levels.
For a free brochure on the summer camps, call 704-373-0873 anytime.
Visit for more information.
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.
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
Visit the hospital’s Web site at for Hospital information and job opportunities.
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