Calendar of Events
New Beginning revival continues
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.
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.
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.
Poarch Community Church hosts singing
Emmaus Road Quartet will be performing at Poarch Community Church March 1 at 6 p.m. For more information call 446-8161.
Dry Springs hosts McPherson family
Dry Springs Community Church will host the McPherson family for a gospel singing on March 1. There will be refreshments after the singing.
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.
Shiloh Free Will hosts revival services
Revival Services at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church, located at 5400 N Hwy 99 in Bratt, Fla., will be held March 2-5 with pastor Rick Brown. Service times are: Sunday: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday: 7 p.m
There will be a special singing nightly. The nursery is provided and everyone is welcome.
For more information, call 850- 327-6460 or 850-327-6478.
Apostle True Doctrine hosts March revival
Apostle True Doctrine will be having a Holy Ghost Deliverance Revival March 3-7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Baptist meeting slated for March 6
The Escambia Baptist Association’s annual WMU/WOM banquet will be held March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Flomaton.
Guest speakers include Charlotte Wyckoff and Gypsy Mahaffey from Huntsville. They will be portraying Annie Armstrong and Nannie.
Bring personal care items for the mission project. The items will be used for the Associational trip to Reynosa, Mexico. Items include quart size zip-lock bags, prepacked, containing toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, dental floss, deodorant and hand lotion.
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.
HIV/AIDS prevention proposals limit nears
The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control of the Alabama Department of Public Health is soliciting proposals for HIV/AIDS prevention services promoting school and community partnerships for the prevention of HIV/AIDS in youth/adolescents. The proposals must be statewide in scope.
To request more information and detailed instructions contact Danna Cargill at (334) 206-5364, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. or visit the ADPH Web site at www.adph.org/aids. Instructions can be emailed or mailed to you. Deadline for submission of proposals is March 7.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Children’s Home hosts fundraiser
Children's Home Society's third annual "A Sunday of Soundside Splendor" will be held on Sunday, March 9 from 4pm-7pm at Portofino Island Resort. This premier event features exclusive tastings of fine reserve champagne and wines paired with the exquisite cuisine of Fish House chef Jim Shirley. Children's Home Society operates 10 foster homes in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Approximately 1000 children in our area are in out-of home care at any point in time. Tickets are $125. For additional information contact Gay Deese at 266-2700 or 266-2705.
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.
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.
Rachel Patterson to hold registration
Rachel Patterson Elementary School will hold Kindergarten registration March 14 and March 28, starting at 8 a.m.
Parents are urged to come and register their children entering kindergarten this fall. Parents are asked to bring their child's birth certificate, social security card and blue shot record when registering their child.
Trinity holds special Holy Week services
Trinity Episcopal Church Holy Week services will be as follows: Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist, March 16, 11 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist, March 20, 6 p.m., Good Friday Holy Eucharist and Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m. and Easter Sunday, March 23, Holy Eucharist, 11 a.m. with pot luck lunch in the Parish Hall at noon.
For more information contact the Rev. Sandra Mayer, Rector, at 368-5933.
Historical society to meet March 17
The Atmore Historical Society will meet on March 17 at 6 p.m. at Heritage Park.
Sawmill Pageant slated for April 12
The Century Sawmill Pageant will be held April 12 at 1 p.m. Great prizes, fun, and various categories to enter. Call Charlyn Madison at Carver Century K-8 for details at 256-6380. Open registration will be held March 7 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., or an application can be mailed to you.
Relay for Life slated for April 26 at ECHS
Atmore’s Relay for Life will be held April 26. The theme for this year’s event is “cancer has no borders.” Each team has chosen a country that also has Relay for Life and will incorporate that country into decorations and food.
The event will be held at Escambia County High School.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical society selling ornaments
The Atmore Historical Society still has 2006 and 2007 Atmore Commemorative ornaments for sale for $10 each. The 2006 ornament features an artist's rendering of old Escambia County High School (circa 1926) on Pensacola Avenue. Today that building houses the YMCA.
The 2007 ornament features a replica of the official decal of Atmore's centennial celebration. The ornaments are available by contacting Hattie Maxwell at 368-4608. The next meeting of the Historical Society is March 17 at 6 p.m. at the Peavy – Webb Building in Heritage Park.
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.
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.
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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