Calendar of Events
Hospital Auxiliary to host jewelry sale
The Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary will have a jewelry sale by Phantasia’s May 1-2 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and May 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mayson Auditorium. Jewelry is $5.
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.
Smith to host voter registration drive
Tray Smith will be hosting a voter registration drive for his Eagle Scout Service Project during Saturday’s Mayfest held at Tom Byrne Park.
Residents of both Escambia County Alabama and Escambia County Florida who will turn 18 at least 10 days before the general election in November are eligible to register.
The voter registration drive will be open all day. Those who wish to register must bring their Social Security card and their driver’s license.
ECHS boosters host “draw down”
The Escambia County High School athletic boosters are selling $100 “draw down” tickets for the chance to win $5,000.
The names of the people drawn on the first ticket, every 10th ticket and the 240th ticket will each win their $100 ticket money back.
The $100 also pays for two people to eat during the “draw down,” which will be held at 7 p.m. on May 3 at the Whistle Stop Grill.
To purchase a ticket, call any booster member.
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.
Tabernacle honors one year of worship
Empowerment Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C will hold their first year church anniversary beginning at 7 p.m. April 30 through May 3 and May 4 at 3 p.m. The theme will be “We come this far by Faith.”
Pastor Darryl North and First Lady Kim North extend a special invitation to come out and celebrate their “FIRST” year birthday.
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.
Flea market to hold open car show
There will be an open car show on May 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Atmore Flea Market on Hwy. 21 South. There is no pre-registration and the charge is $10 per car or motorcycle. Open to all vehicles, antique or not. Motorcycles, antique cars, street rods and muscle cars are welcome. The event is sponsored by the Atmore Flea Market and hosted by the South AL Region of AACA.
For more information, contact Cecil or Dovie Stanley at 368-5413 or Wayne and Julia Thompson at 867-3372.
Club luncheon slated for May 3
The McCullough Friendship Club luncheon will be held at the Stagecoach Cafe in Stockton on May 3 at 11 a.m.
Reading workshop May 3 in Century
Learn to Read of Northwest Florida, Inc., a non-profit adult literacy organization in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties is conducting a workshop to train volunteer tutors to reach adults to read and write.
The workshop will be held on May 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Century Hospital Medical Center, 7600 Mayo Street, Century (corner of Mayo and Church Streets).
To reserve your place or for more information, contact Edna Earle Barnes at 256-0880 or 698-0300, Lise Rust at 432-4347 or e-mail email@example.com. More information about Learn to Read is available on the organization’s web site, learntoreadnwf.org.
Lottie New Home hosts singing
There will be a gospel singing May 4 at 2 p.m. at Lottie New Home Church. Everyone is welcome. The contact number is 251-580-4178 or 251-331-0242.
Pine Barron hosts homecoming event
Pine Barron Baptist Church will host a homecoming celebration on May 4. Brother Ronnie Champion will bring the message during the 11 a.m. service. Special music will be by Charity and Michael Peterson. There will be dinner on the ground at noon.
For more information, call Katie Darby at 327-4954.
Robinsonville church celebrates 106 years
Robinsonville Baptist Church will host a homecoming, celebrating 106 years of ministry in the Atmore area, on May 4 at 10:30 a.m.
The Rev. Wilmer Baker will be speaking. Covered dish lunch will follow the service.
Semirah Spring FWBC homecoming
Semirah Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Uriah will hold Homecoming services May 4 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome!
For more information, call Pastor Ronald G. Hall at 251-577-6102.
Education retirees to meet May 8
The regular meeting of the Escambia County Education Retires Association will be held May 8 at 11 a.m. at the Creek Family Restaurant, Hwy. 21 and I-65 Atmore. All education retirees on any academic level and anyone else interested in public are invited to attend this meeting.
SAIL Center to host holiday bake sale
The Atmore SAIL Center will host a Mother’s Day Bake Sale on May 9 at 10 a.m.
The SAIL Center is located at 300 East Ridgeley St. in Atmore.
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 will host 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.atmorefirstassembly.org; or you may register the day of the event. For more information, call Sharon Kessler, 850-327-4839 or Ruth Harrell, 251-296-5101.
McCullough VFD to host annual meeting
McCullough Volunteer Fire Department will holds its annual meeting May 10 for the election of officers.
Lunch will be served at noon prior to the meeting.
Trinity Episcopal 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.
Free park event slated for May 10
In honor of Mental Health Month, Catholic Charities’ Pensacola Region will hold a “A Day in the Park.”
This event is free and open to the public. The event will take place May 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in downtown Pensacola’s Seville Square.
Admission is absolutely FREE for all guests! Those in attendance can enjoy a free chair massage, explore gym memberships, or physical fitness classes such as yoga and jazzercise, take a dance class and more! There will be a small silent auction for gift baskets filled with dance lessons, a personal trainer, gym memberships, massages, spa days, health foods and, of course, much more!
All proceeds will assist those in the community without insurance by allowing them to receive mental health services on a sliding fee scale. So, why not take the time to relax and enjoy yourself and contribute to your community? This event is organized by Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida’s Counseling Program.
For more information, call 850-436-6412 or visit www.catholiccharitiesnwfl.org.
Cheer &Dance Power registration
Atmore All-Star Cheer and Dance Power registration is being held for boys and girls ages 3 and up for all star cheer classes, lyrical ballet and hip hop dance class. An adult dance class is also available. Registration will be held every Monday and Wednesday of the month of April, May and ending June 4th at 114 W. Ridgeley Street across from County Charms from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. The cost of registration is $25. Spaces are limited. New classes begin May 12th.
For additional information, contact LaShonda Marshall at 251-446-7827 or 251-223-7879.
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.
FBC Bratt to host softball tournament
The First Baptist Church of Bratt will be holding a Co-ed Softball Tournament at Bradberry Ballpark in Walnut Hill on May 31st. $200 entry fee per team. Three women minimum on the field at all times. Proceeds will go to the youth group's summer camp expenses.
For more information, contact Brad Gibbs at 251-294-0187 or Derek Angeles at 850 418-5004.
ECHS class of ‘98 to host reunion
Escambia County High School Class of 1998 will hold a reunion meeting at Weatherford’s Steak House (formally known as Best Western Restaurant) on June 1 at 5 p.m. There will be a charge of $40 per person and this will include dinner and building fee, deadline will be May 19th. All interested parties contact class president at 251-253-5858 or class member, Theresa Smith at 704-524-3295.
Art, antique festival slated for June 7
Come to the Country for the First Annual Southwest Alabama Antique and Art Fair in Uriah, June 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Rain date will be June 14th. Artists from all over Southwest Alabama and Northwest Florida will be there. Original Fine Art, Original Folk Art, Original Pottery, Hand Crafted Quilts and Antiques. There will be Bar B Q plates and sandwiches, a bake sale, auction, classic cars and music. Proceeds will be used to build a memorial for men from South Monroe County who gave their lives in WWII.
For more information call Dorothy Parker at 251-377-4667 of email at email@example.com
Temple Christian holding registration
Temple Christian Academy is now accepting enrollment in 4-year-old Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2008-09 school year.
Enrollment for each class will remain open until that class fills; however, registration for each class will be on a first come, first serve basis. Students enrolling for 4-year-old Kindergarten through first grade must be appropriate age to enter that grade by Sept. 1 to be admitted to that class.
If you have a child you are interested enrolling at Temple Christian Academy, you may contact the school at 368-8282, or you may drop by the school, which is located at 1707 S. Main St., across from David’s Catfish House in the building adjacent to the Atmore Baptist Temple.
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 St. is the place to be on Friday nights from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Wawbeek VFD monthly yard sale
Wawbeek Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly yard sale will be held the first Saturday of each month 8 a.m. until. Money goes to purchase Jaws of Life. Reasonable donations accepted. Watch for signs.
Legion Auxiliary looking for members
The 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.
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