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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Today's talk show guest is Dave Jordan
Every Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. WNSI 105.9 FM in Atmore has "Let's Talk About It" hosted by Lou Vickery.
Today's guest for "Let's Talk About It" is judge Dave Jordan. Jordan will be in the studio speaking about the new Family Drug Court program.
Community meeting slated for April 10
A community meeting is being planned to discuss quality of life in Atmore and ways to encourage community involvement in making Atmore more attractive.
The meeting was tentatively planned for April 10, but because of scheduling difficulties, it is postponed. When the date is confirmed, it will be announced.
Church to host singing on April 26
There will be a singing on April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Friendly Holiness Church on Atmosphere Road in the Poarch community. The Rev. Ray Ward is the pastor, the singers will be Bro. Jimmy and Sister Debbie Roberts from Chatom.
Faith Church to hold revival April 9-11
Faith Church of God in Christ, located at 204 Robinson Drive in Atmore will hold revival from April 9-11 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Evangelist Harris from Mobile.
NHS to hold Renaissance Fair
Northview High School will host The Renaissance Fair on April 12, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the school, located at 4100 W Hwy. 4, Bratt, Fla.
Northview's senior class will perform Shakespeare's play Taming of the Shrew twice, at 2 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. The fair will be full of thrilling activities for all ages: face painting, costume contest, sack races, obstacle course, jousting at the dreaded Barbarian pit, perhaps a trip to the daunting gallows and other activities. Turkey legs and other scrumptious foods and drinks will be available. $5 adult's admissions fee ($2 K-fifth grade; preschool is free).
Anyone interested in having a booth at the fair, contact Ms. Jernigan, Ms. Carroll or Ms. Blackburn at 850-327-6681.
Barnes Boys event slated for April 12
The annual gathering of the Barnes Boys will take place at David's Catfish House at noon on April 12. The former football players of Coach Herb Barnes and former ECHS cheerleaders and students meet in Atmore every year to honor the memory of their 1940s era coach, share a meal and enjoy each other's company.
For more information, contact Walter Welch at mrgreats@bellsouth.net
YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day
Kids and families from Atmore and the surrounding area are urged to "Put Play in Your Day" at YMCA Healthy Kids Day on April 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Atmore Area YMCA. The event is free and open to the public. Activities will include games, sports and fun. For more information, call 368-9622 or email ymca@frontiernet.net.
New Life Fellowship hosts April revival
New Life Fellowship Assembly of God in Walnut Hill, Fla. will be holding revival April 13-18. Revival begins at 5 p.m. on April 13 and 7 p.m. every other night. Bro. David Tolbert will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to join the congregation and worship.
Mt. Gilead church to celebrate 89 years
Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to join with them in celebrating the church's 89th anniversary on April 13 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Stanley Stallworth of Saint Luke Baptist Church in Evergreen.
Zion Star Church hosts special service
The pastor and members of Zion Star A.M.E. Zion Church, cordially invite you to come and worship the Lord with them in their "Dedication of Church Essentials Service," April 13 at 3:30 p.m.
The pastor is the Rev. Humphrey Shuford and the speaker will be the Rev. Claude Shuford from Montgomery.
YMCA Wee-Ball begins April 14
The Atmore Area YMCA 3 to 5 year old Wee-Ball T-Ball season begins April 14. Registration is being taken at the YMCA, 501 S. Pensacola Ave in the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The last day to register will be Healthy Kids Day, April 12, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration is $35 per child for members with discounts for additional children in the family and $55 for non-members. Call 368-9622 for more information.
Mims reception slated for April 15
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and its 2008 corporate partner, FNB&Trust, are hosting a reception in honor of outgoing executive director, Emilie Mims. The reception will be held April 15 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the main branch of FNB&Trust. This reception will be an opportunity to thank Mims for her 17 years as executive director of the Chamber and to recognize the efforts and progress during her tenure. The community is invited to attend to share in this recognition.
New Home singing slated for April 18
"Naomi and the Segos" will be in concert at the New Home Church near Monroeville, on April 18. Supper will be served from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at $6 per plate including dessert and drink. Carry-outs will be available. The singing will begin at 7 p.m.
New Home Church is located between Monroeville and Repton just north of U.S. Hwy. 84 East. The Revs. Kenneth Johnson and Thomas Smith invite everyone to attend.
Poarch Relay 'Walks Across Atmore'
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians' Relay for Life team will host a "Walk Across Atmore" April 19 beginning at 9 a.m.
To join the event or sponsor a walker, contact team captain Gayle Johnson at 368-9136 ext. 2210.
Senior Expo comes to Atmore April 19
Baptist Health Care is redefining aging and the traditional health fair by taking Senior Expo on the road to the communities it serves. Senior Expo focuses on adults age 50 and older to provide free health screenings and wellness information. Events are being held at:
Atmore Community Hospital – April 19 from 9 a.m. until noon
Whether you are enjoying retirement or are still in the workforce, this year's weekend and evening hours make the events convenient and accessible for all.
Screenings will include blood pressure, blood glucose for diabetes, written sleep assessments and more. The events also will provide educational materials on heart health, cancer, weight-loss, total joint replacement, orthopaedic care and mental health. Visit Senior Expo for an opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with clinicians and sponsors, Humana MarketPOINT and Council on Aging of West Florida.
Baptist Health Care Senior Expos are a one-stop resource fair, and this year it is coming to your community. For more information, call (850) 469-2356 or visit www.ebaptisthealthcare.org.
Strawberry festival to be held April 19
Final preparations are now being made for the 22nd annual Castleberry Strawberry Festival.
The festival, to be held in downtown Castleberry on April 19, promises to be another big event this year. Arts and craft booths will dot the streets and there will be fresh strawberries for sale. Several booths with handmade items will be featured this year. The festival entertainment will begin at 9 a.m. with Faith &Haley Shipp from Castleberry. The rest of the lineup includes, The Twin Creek Cloggers from Brewton, Just N Tyme from Andalusia, Emma Johnson from Evergreen and Carl Tillery &Friends also from Evergreen. Also performing again this year is Perfect Image from Mobile at noon.
The festival is a year-long work in progress that concludes with one day of celebration for our small community. There will be several food vendors, free entertainment and just lots of fun. Come out and support your community so this event will continue to be a great success.
For booth or festival information, call 251-966-2422.
Bike show, ride slated for April 19
Children's Miracle Network Bike Show and Ride will be held at the Brewton WalMart on April 19. Show starts at 10 a.m. and the ride begins at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for driver, $10 for rider (includes hot dog, chips and drink). All proceeds go to Children's Miracle Network.
Bay Springs hosts homecoming April 20
Bay Springs Full Gospel Church will have Homecoming April 20. Singing begins at 10 a.m. with Restoration and the Muscogee Boys. The message will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Cornelius Phillips. Lunch will follow after the message and there will be singing in the afternoon. Bro. Lollie and congregation welcome everyone.
'Mystery Dinner' to be held April 22
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians' Relay for Life team will hold a "Mystery Dinner" April 22 at 6 p.m. in the Family Services Auditorium. Tickets for the event cost $10. Entertainment is being planned. See any team member of Thelma at the front desk for tickets.
Huxford to hold registration April 23
Huxford Elementary School will hold Kindergarten registration on April 23 from 8 a.m. until noon. Parents must bring birth certificate, social security card, blue immunization record and proof of residency. Please bring your child with you for testing. Children must be 5-years-old on, or before, Sept. 2.
Masters Men Quartet to sing April 26
Bethel United Methodist Church, located on Hwy. 21 will host The Masters Men Quartet, In Gospel concert, April 26 from 4 p.m. until 7p.m. There will be a free "rice and chicken dinner" for everyone.
Environment Day event slated April 26
Celebrate the Environment Day at Turtle Point Science Center on April 26, 2008 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, call (251) 296-3401 or email turtlepoint@escambiak12.net.
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" and will be held at Escambia County High School.
Mt. Shiloh to celebrate anniversary
Mt Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Nokomis community, invites everyone to come out and fellowship with them during Church Anniversary celebration on April 27 at 3 p.m. Ads for a souvenir book are also being sold. Prices are: whole page $75; 1/2 page $50, 1/4 page $25, 1/8 page $15 and patron (name listing) $5. Contact Jessie Fisher at 446-3041 or Shirley Brown at 368-3939 by April 20 to place your ad. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, concerning this announcement, contact Shirley Brown at 580-8678.
Nokomis F.D. to host fundraiser on May 3
Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a Boston Butt Roast Fundraiser Sale on May 3. Tickets are being sold in advance or you can place an order by calling Wayne Hubbard at 368-5800, Jessie Fisher at 446-3041 or Thelma Albert at 368-8885. All orders will need to be picked up by 2 p.m. on May 3 at the fire station, located at 163 James Road. The cost is $25. If you have any questions, contact Shirley Brown at 580-8678
Annual Mayfest scheduled for May 3
Atmore's Mayfest will be held May 3 at Tom Byrne Park. There will be a variety of events for everyone at Mayfest.
For more information, contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce at 368-3305.
Hospital Auxiliary offers scholarships
The Hospital Auxiliary is offering two scholarships this year. The scholarships are offered to anyone interested in working in any medical field. Those interested can be just finishing high school, already working in a medical field and wanting to further their education or just planning on going to school. Applications are available in all area high school counseling offices and the gift shop at Atmore Community Hospital. Applications need to be turned in to the gift shop at the hospital by May 9.
First Assembly hosts health, wellness fair
Atmore First Assembly of God Church will host Women's Sensational Saturday on May 10 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The event will include: free fasting blood sugar and cholesterol testing. You will need to fast after midnight for these tests. Food will be provided after fasting tests. Free nutritional assessment and immunization screening, free blood pressure evaluation, free informative and inspirational educational sessions, free breakout sessions for women of all ages and many exhibitors and many door prizes.
There are four ways to register for the event including, pre-registration at the church from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday-Friday, email womenssensationalsaturday@hotmail.com, visit www.atmorefirstassembly.org or onsite on May 10.
For more information, call Sharon Keesler at 850-327-4839 or Ruth Harrell at 251-296-5101.
Trinity Episcopal Church hosts fun day
Trinity Episcopal Church will be holding a fun-filled day of events, including an antique appraisal, silent auction and a boxed lunch sale on May 10 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Trinity's extensive Outreach Program. The big day is being conducted with a lot of help from First National Bank and Trust and also Masland Carpets, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Endowment Committee and Swift's Supply.
Historical Society to meet May 19
The next meeting of the Atmore Historical Society is May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Peavy-Webb Building in Heritage Park. President Byard Swift invites everyone to attend. Program to be announced.
Join AHS at the Magee Farm
If you are interested in traveling with the Atmore Historical Society to Magee Farm in late April or early May, please contact Sarah Hall at 368-2285 or Bonnie Bartel Latino at 368-3760. The trip will only be made if there is significant interest.
It was at Magee Farm, near Mobile, on April 29, 1865, that Confederate General Richard Taylor negotiated a cease fire with Union General E.R.S. Canby. The cease fire paved the way for the final surrender of the last remaining Confederate troops east of the Mississippi River.
Membership in the AHS is not mandatory. The trip is open to the public.
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