Calendar of Events

Published 1:45 am Monday, April 14, 2008

By Staff
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.
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.
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
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
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.
McKinley to host meet and greet
County Commission District 4 candidate Kevin McKinley will hold a meet and greet breakfast at the B and G Korner Store at the Jack Springs/McCullough crossroads on April 19 from 6:45 a.m. until 9 a.m.
All interested residents are invited to attend for this opportunity to meet the candidate, ask questions and enjoy this breakfast social. Call 446-3495 for details.
Garden Club hosts annual plant sale
The annual Garden Club plant sale will be held April 19 from 7 a.m. until. This will be held at Juanita Smith’s house, located at 1214 S. Main St.
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.
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.
AHS to sponsor MaGee Farm trip
The Atmore Historical Society will sponsor a trip to MaGee Farm on April 24. They will leave promptly at 9 a.m. from the Peavy-Webb Building in Heritage Park.
The cost of the day trip is $15, plus pay-as-you-go lunch. The present plan is to stop at Wintzel's Oyster House before returning to Atmore in mid-afternoon. Membership in the AHS is desirable, but not required. If you have not already reserved a place on the trip, there may already be a waiting list. Anyone interested should respond immediately to Sarah Hall at 368-2285.
When Jacob MaGee, a Mobile banker, constructed his farm in 1848 it was a simple dwelling. The farmhouse would have probably faded into obscurity had it not been where Confederate General Richard Taylor negotiated a cease fire with Union General E.R.S. Canby on April 29, 1865. The cease fire paved the way for the final surrender of the last remaining Confederate troops east of the Mississippi River.
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
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.
Friendly Holiness to host singing
There will be a singing on April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Friendly Holiness Church on Atmosphere Road in Poarch community. The Rev. Ray Ward is the pastor, the singers will be Bro. Jimmy and Sister Debbie Roberts from Chatom.
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.
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.
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. For more information, call Shirley Brown at 580-8678.
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 women’s fair
Make plans now to attend the Women’s Health &Wellness Fair at Atmore First Assembly, May 10 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The morning will include free blood sugar and cholesterol testing for participants that fast. Food will be provided after the test. Also there will be free blood pressure evaluation, free nutritional assessment and immunization screening. While testing is being done, ladies can hear about healthy eating and can receive a fitness assessment.
Besides the health screening, the day will include a free lunch and a chance to hear three general sessions followed by six concurrent sessions that covers all age groups. Ladies, you might want to hear about health issues or you might want to choose topics to help your children or grandchildren.
There are four ways to register. Preregister at the church office 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday; e-mail:; Web site:; or you may register the day of the event.
For more information, call Sharon Kessler, 850-327-4839 or Ruth Harrell, 251-296-5101.
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