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Calendar of Events

By Staff
First Assembly of God hosts concert
Atlanta based Christian group, Lester and Holly founded out of a love for worship and musical excellence, has been leading audiences in worship since 1998.
This dynamic husband and wife duo met as students in college and while gaining vocal recognition their anointed praise and worship is leading all who hear into a time of renewed desire for a closer relationship with Christ. Lester, Holly and their band will be at First Assembly of God in Atmore today at 6:30 p.m.
Cantonment church revival begins today
Kingsfield Worship Center Church, located at 807 West Kingsfield Road in Cantonment, Fla., will host a revival with Gene Vincent.
Pastor Josh Pope and the congregation offer an invitation for everyone to attend the revival, which is Feb. 17-20. Sunday’s event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and Monday-Wednesday the event will be held at 7 p.m. Pope says Brother Vincent brings a “little flavor with his music (Cajun style) along with the uncompromised Word of God.
For more information, call 850-937-0508 or visit www.kingsfieldwc.org.
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.
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.
Liberty church celebrates 22 years
The Liberty Church Family at 200 3rd Ave. will celebrate their 22nd Anniversary on Feb. 24 at 10:15 p.m.
Pastor Paul Wetzel will be the guest speaker.
New Beginning hosts February revival
Holy Ghost Revival will be held at New Beginning Church Feb. 25-29 at 7:30 p.m. with Bishop Tommie Thomas Sr. as pastor.
Coalition to meet Feb. 28 in Brewton
The February Coalition Meeting will be Feb. 28 at 7 a.m. in the Strandell Conference Room at D.W. McMillan Hospital. There will be program updates and environmental issues discussed.
Heims to perform at Trinity Episcopal
On Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church will present the Heim Duo in concert.
The husband and wife team will perform a program featuring various styles of music on classical guitar and flute. Bret and Annette Heim perform with the Mobile Symphony and have appeared in concert in various venues in America and in England. Trinity's concert is free and open to the public.
Please come and bring a friend.
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.
Church hosts leap year singing Feb. 29
There will be a leap year singing at New Home Baptist Church on Feb. 29 at 7 p.m.
Featured are New Direction, Grateful Heart, Condie Browning, Faron McKinley, Kenny Lee and The Old Timers with Rev. Kenneth Johnson.
The Ladies of Woodlawn Methodist Church will be having a cake auction. Admission is free.
There will be a love offering taken and all proceeds from the offering and cake auction will go toward the future singings at New Home.
New Home Baptist is between Repton and Monroeville, just off Hwy. 84 north. Everyone is invited.
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.
Needlework exhibit slated for March 6
Art Needlework Exhibit: Gulf Coast Stitchery Guild presents a biennial exhibition of needlework completed by guild members. Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Feb. 11 – March 6 in the fellowship hall of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2203 12th Avenue in Pensacola, Fla.
The Gulf Coast Stitchery Guild is an educational and social organization with members from across a wide expanse of the Gulf Coast. Guests and new members are welcome.
For more information contact president, Juanita Campbell at 251-961-3600.
Next HOF meeting slated for March 6
The Atmore Area Hall of Fame committee met Feb. 7 for the first time since inducting the 2007 class last November. Three of the committee members have resigned. Silverzee Brown, George Roberts and Byard Swift are no longer with the committee. Mavis Torence and James Barnett have been approached to fill two of those missing spots.
There are many names flooding in for the 2008 class, but committee chairman Lou Vickery said proper documentation must be provided before a name will be considered.
The next scheduled committee meeting is March 6 at 4 pm in the meeting room at the Atmore Public Library.
Fairhope Civic Center hosts show, sale
The event is being sponsored by The Eastern Shore Doll Study Club of Alabama. Contact Ruth Ann Brett at 251-980-5958 for more information.
Atmore area artists wanted for contest
A $1,000.00 grand prize is being offered in a special religious poetry contest sponsored by the Sacramento Rainbow Poets, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all totaling almost $5,000. The deadline for entering is March 10.
To enter, send one poem only of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 2935 Clay St, Sacramento, CA 95815.
Or enter on-line www.rainbowpoets.com.
"We think great religious poems can inspire achievement," Dr Bobby Brown, the organization's contest director, said. "Our desire is to inspire amateur poets and we think this competition will accomplish that. Alabama has produced many wonderful poets over the years and we'd like to discover new ones from among the Atmore-area grassroot poets."
Be sure your name and address appears on the page with your poem. If you wish for a winner's list, please enclose a return envelope.
Health awareness day slated March 8
The J F Shields/MCTS Alumni Association is sponsoring a Community Health Awareness Day on March 8 from 8 a.m. until noon. Information will be available for law enforcement officers, high school counselors and health department nurses will be on site checking your blood pressure among other things.
For further information contact president Louise Lett Lee at jfshields-mctsalumni@hotmail.com.
Ingram hosts oil painting classes
Margie Ingram will be hosting oil painting classes on March 10, 17 and 24. The classes will be held at Vikki Day’s Gallery 106 W. Ridgeley St. in Atmore from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
The cost of the classes is $70 and that will include supplies for all three days.
Historical society to meet March 17
The Atmore Historical Society will meet on March 17 at 6 p.m. at Heritage Park.
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
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.
ECHS class planning 20 year reunion
The ECHS Class of 1988 is planning a 20 year reunion. If you are a member of this class or know the address for any classmates, please contact Tammy Coker Rolin at 251-368-1246 or at trolin@frontiernet.net.
Sew on track group meets weekly
The Sew On Track Quilt Group meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Day Gallery, located at 106 W. Ridgeley St. in Atmore. The meetings are informal and will be lots of fun! For more information contact Zandy Briggs at 251-368-6054 or Vikki Day at 251-294-1237.
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.
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.
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