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Calendar of Events

By Staff
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: womenssensationalsaturday@hotmail.com; 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.
Commission to hold meeting on May 12
The Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session on May 12 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201, at the Escambia County Courthouse, Brewton. The Administrative Workshop will be held on May 8 at 8:30 a.m.
Frontier to hold Relay fundraiser
A fundraiser golf tournament for Relay For Life hosted by Frontier is scheduled for May 16 at the Atmore Country Club.
Frontier is hoping for the support of area businesses by sponsoring a team or a hole for the event.
Tournament rates are $75 per person ($300 per four-person team) and hole sponsorship is $50. Donations for door prizes are also requested.
If interested, make your tax-deductible check payable to American Cancer Society and mail to Sue Dortch at 201 S. Pensacola Ave., Atmore, AL 36502.
For more information, call Sue Dortch at 368-9654 or Jody Dortch at 251-234-7819.
Hastings family to hold reunion May 17
A Hastings family reunion will be held May 17 at the George Pervy Thames Senior Citizen’s Building located in Robertsdale.
The reunion will start at 9 a.m. and will last until. It is asked of each family to bring covered dishes of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
For more information call Macks Hastings (home) 251-947-5499 or (cell) 251-979-7543, Herbert Hastings at 251-945-5592 or Hilda Hastings Benson 251-988-1696.
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.
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.
Daniel family to meet May 24
The annual family reunion of the descendants of Thomas Jefferson Daniel and Christiana Stabler Daniel will be held May 24 at Claude D. Kelley State Park. All family members are reminded to bring an expensive item for a door prize to be given away. A pot luck luncheon will be served at noon. We look forward to seeing you there!
Bay Springs to host Saturday singing
Bay Springs Full Gospel Church will host their fourth Saturday night singing on May 24 at 6 p.m. featuring the Muscogee Boys.
Local talent is welcome.
Greater Mt. Triumph to hold VBS in May
Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. May 26-30.
The theme this year will be “Adventures in Faith.”
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 31. $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.
Brooks Memorial to host VBS in June
Brooks Memorial Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from June 2-6 beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. ages 4 yrs. through 6th grade. The theme will be “Outrigger Island.”
The Vacation Bible School Kickoff Parade will be May 24 at 10 a.m. 904 E. McRae Street.
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 parkerdaj@yahoo.com
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.
Class of ‘58 to hold reunion July 5
Escambia County Training School Class of 1958 will host a reunion on July 5, 2008 at Weatherford’s Steak House (formally known as Best Western Restaurant) There will be a fee of $55 per person or $100 per couple. Deadline to pay is June 1, 2008. All interested parties contact Class President Betty (Staples) Admans at 251-368-2660 of Class Member Wilcia Kemp at 251-368-3501.
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.
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.
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.
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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