Calendar of Events

Published 6:40 am Wednesday, June 4, 2008

By Staff
FBC Atmore VBS slated for June 2-6
First Baptist Church Atmore will host Vacation Bible School June 2-6 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Preregister at or in the church office.
Call 368-2181 for more information.
Retreat registration deadline on June 2
Walnut Hill Baptist is hosting a one-day ladies' retreat using the materials of Beth Moore. The retreat will be held June 21 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Participants will receive a tote bag, journal and other goodies. Breakfast and lunch will be included in the $20 registration fee. Anyone interested in attending needs to contact Somer at 327-6469. Registration deadline is June 2.
Walnut Hill Baptist VBS slated June 4-6
Walnut Hill Baptist Church will be having a three day Vacation Bible School June 4-6 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The theme is Lifeway's Outrigger Island.
All activities will be geared around a tropical theme. On the last day of VBS there will be a hot dog supper and games and a water slide. VBS commencement will be held on Sunday, June 8. VBS is opened to 4 year olds through students completing 5th grade. Anyone interested in attending can call Ramona at 327-4676 or email Early registration is appreciated.
Walnut Hill Baptist is located at 5741 Arthur Brown Road in Walnut Hill, Fla.
Walnut Hill Mennonite VBS
Walnut Hill Mennonite Church will host Vacation Bible School for children 5 years old up to 10th grade on June 2-13 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
If you would like to attend and need transportation, or for more information, call Eric Koehn at 327-6180, Brian Decker at 327-9596 or Kerry Boeckner at 327-4708.
Moore to host rabies clinics June 7
There will be a rabies clinic conducted by Dr. Tommy Moore of Atmore Animal Hospital on June 7 at the following locations:
Price is $8 per animal
Cosmetology event slated for June 7-10
Alabama State Cosmetology annual educational convention begins June 7-10 at The Ashbury Hotel in Mobile.
The event will offer informative and innovative information to the professional and students. For further information contact 205-966-2028 or 251-473-2710.
Riding for Rhonda slated for June 7
A motorcycle ride for Rhonda McKinley Wright will be held June 7 at 9 a.m. at Byrneville Community Center in Century, Fla. to help with a pancreas transplant that’s needed because of severe diabetes and other complications. The donation is $20 a bike, and also there will be plates sold for $5, with pulled pork or chicken, two sides, bread, drink and cake. The plates will be served at 11 a.m. until the food runs out. Come and help make this transplant possible.
Contact info, 850-572-0396 or 850-554-2301.
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.
For more information call 251-377-4667 or email
Mt. Olive to host Mission Day
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will host a Mission Day Program June 8 at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited. Choirs are asked to render an A/B section.
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church is located at 248 Pouncey Road in Atmore. Chairperson is Barbara Poole Harris and the Reverend is Monroe Tucker Jr., pastor. Mistress of ceremony will be Thelma Grant of Gaines Chapel AME.
For more information, call 368-1277 ext. 101.
Hendersons will perform June 8
The Hendersons will be in concert on Sunday June 8 at Bratt Assembly of God Church. The group will take stage at 11 a.m. and lunch will follow.
The church is located 5154 Hwy 4 in Bratt, Fla.
Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information please call 850-327-6298.
Commission to meet June 9
The Escambia County Commission will conduct a regular session on June 9 at 9 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Room 201 at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton. The Administrative Workshop will be held on June 5 at 8:30 a.m.
Beulah Camp to host Master’s Men
The Master’s Men will be in concert at Beulah Camp Ground June 14 at 7 p.m. The camp meeting will run from June 12-22 with services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Beulah Camp is interdenominational and is located one mile south of Hwy. 84 between Repton and Excel.
Sardis VBS slated for June 9-13
Sardis Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School June 9-13 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for Pre-K children through sixth grade. Adults will have Bible study on Wednesday evenings through the month of June. The youth will have Bible study on June 6.
Gaines Chapel hosts VBS June 9-13
Gaines Chapel AME Church would like to extend an invitation to you to attend their annual Vacation Bible School. Gaines Chapel will be a tropical island where the Champions for Jesus will be in attendance.
Place: 122 Carver Ave. Atmore, AL
Date: June 9- 13
Time: 8 a.m. until noon
Breakfast, snack and lunch will be served each day.
Community festival to be held June 14
The Concerned Citizens of Atmore’s “Unity in the Community” will be held June 14 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Houston Avery Park.
There will be a waterslide, facepainting, a cakewalk, a moonwalk, pony rides and much more at the event.
The MLK Little League Baseball Tournament will be at 3 p.m.
For more information, call 368-6023.
Robinsonville VBS slated for June 16-20
Robinsonville Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 2008 will be held June 16-20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The theme this year is Outrigger Island. Pre-register online at
Join "Catch the Reading Bug!" this summer at the Atmore Public Library and discover the amazing world of insects!
The 2008 Summer Reading program will be held every Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m beginning June 6 and ending July 11. Children ages 5-12 are welcome to attend. To open our Summer Reading Program we will be having a Wild West Show! Please make plans to attend!
Below is a list of events:
For more information call 368-5234.
Police Academy to be held July 14-18
The eighth annual Youth Police Academy will be held July 14-18 at Jefferson Davis Community College.
Lodging will be at JDCC’s Lakeview Dormitory.
Those interested must be ages 12-17 with an interest in law enforcement.
The cost is $175, which includes lodging, food, two academy T-shirts, graduation reception and training materials.
The deadline to register is June 2 and a $75 deposit is due when application is turned in.
To enroll contact the Atmore Police Department at 368-9141.
Grand School reunion June 26-29
The J.F. Shields/MCTS Grand School Reunion will be June 26-29 in Beatrice. Thursday night will be hospitality night in the school band room beginning at 7 p.m.
For further info please contact the president at 251-957-4864 or 251-789-2424.
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.
Class of ‘58 to hold reunion July 5
Escambia County Training School Class of 1958 will host a reunion on July 5 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. All interested parties call 251-368-2660 or 251-368-3501.
Fiddler’s Convention to be held July 19
The 29th Atmore Rotary Fiddler’s Convention will be held on July 19. The Rotary Club is looking for a few judges for the event. If you or someone else you know is interested, call Keith Castleberry at 368-2106.
First Presbyterian hosts Bible Study
The Atmore community is invited to the study, “Vertically Inclined: Climbing Higher with God” by author, Mary Kassian. This exciting, seven-session, video-based study is especially designed to show Christian women how, by tethering themselves more securely to Him, they can climb to greater spiritual heights.
Along the way, participants will be challenged to: develop an increased loyalty to Christ and His work; to examine their values and renew their determination; to take steps to increase their love for Christ, and to enjoy Him more.
The study begins June 25 and will run for seven weeks, meeting each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church on Horner Street. Childcare will be provided and the cost of the study book is $15.
For more information or to register please call Jan Rice at 368-8091. You will gain a different perspective—with this exhilarating, video-enhanced study and experience the thrill of following Christ to new places! Please plan to join us!
Muscogee Boys to perform June 28
Bay Springs Full Gospel Church will hold a singing June 28 at 6 p.m. featuring the Muscogee Boys and local talent. Also, there will be a benefit for Bro. Joe Welch held that same night. Everyone is welcome.
For additional information, call 327-4349.
"Miracles" will be the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School at Trinity Episcopal Church in Atmore. This year's session will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. July 21 through July 25. On Friday the 25, there will be a Family Night celebration.
For more information call the Rev. Sandra Mayer at 368-5933. All children are welcome.
Greenlawn serves as loan closet
The American Cancer Society Community Loan Closet, located at Greenlawn Home Health Care (810 East Craig Street), has supplies for cancer patients including, hats, wigs, breast prostheses, bras, blankets, port pillows and turbins. Please stop by and benefit from this free source.
Kelley’s Ambulance to offer classes
Kelley’s Ambulance Service will offer the following classes:
You must register at least one week in advance of the class date. There is a minimum number of students to make a class.
All classes are held at Kelley’s Ambulance Service, located at 212 N. Main St. in Atmore.
For more information, call 368-5915.
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