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Calendar of Events

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Day holds hand building clay class
Hand building clay class with attention to coil, slab and pencil methods combined, fired in an outdoor raku firing process July 22nd, 24th and 29th at 10:30 a.m. Nancy Pratl will be the instructor. Call Day Gallery for more information, ages 10 and up. Class will be limited to eight.
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.
Historical Society to meet July 22
The Escambia County Historical Society's regular meeting is at 3 p.m. July 22 in the Fine Arts Building at Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton. The program is to be presented by Jerry Gehman of Atmore, who will speak on local railroads and their impact on Escambia County and Atmore. Visitors are welcome.
For more information, call 251-867-7332 or 251-809-1528
Historical society assists students
The Escambia County Historical Society has established a small scholarship award ($500) for second-term students at Jefferson Davis Community College to be first awarded at the fall term of this year. The award will go to a student majoring in history, archaeology or botany.
The funds will be placed in an account at the college bookstore on which the recipient may draw upon for books and supplies during their tenure at JDCC.
Anyone wishing make a tax-exempt donation may do so by contacting the society at 251-867-7332 or by mailing a check to ECHS Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 276, Brewton, AL 36427.
St. Anna’s VBS to begin July 28
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, located at 100 Lynn McGhee Drive in Poarch, has scheduled Vacation Bible School (VBS) that will be held afternoons from July 28 through Aug. 1 from noon until 4 p.m. Emphasis will be on Bible study, service music, storytelling and crafts.
Carpooling to and from Atmore will be arranged if warranted. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To register, or for additional information, call the church office on Wednesdays or Fridays earliest at 368-8606.
Twirl Time classes will start Aug. 4
Twirl Time classes will begin Aug. 4 for preschool through high school, beginner through advanced. Classes include dance twirl, one, two and three batons, hoops, fire batons, knives and tumbling. Free early bird registration is July 28 at the Byrneville Community Center from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Registration by phone is accepted.
For more information, call owner and instructor Angie Shelly at 446-7443.
RPES to host Meet the Teacher Day
Rachel Patterson Elementary School will hold Meet the Teacher Day on Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. until noon. This is a perfect opportunity to bring school supplies and meet your child’s teacher. The first day of school will be Aug. 6.
ECMS to host orientation Aug. 5
Escambia County Middle School will host student orientations for new fifth and seventh graders on Aug. 5. Seventh graders will meet teachers and be orientated to schedules, lockers, etc. from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Fifth graders will be orientated from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Fifth graders will also be orientated to schedules, transitions and lockers. Teachers will prepare hamburgers and hotdogs for the students.
Taste of the South looking for vendors
Taste of the South will be held Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Heritage Park in Atmore. The event is coordinated by the Leadership Atmore Class of 2004. Tickets will be $10. The $10 ticket will allow individuals to receive five “taste testing” tickets, allowing them to try some wonderful dishes.
If anyone is interested in having a vending booth at this event, contact the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce.
There will be live entertainment provided by local talents.
Historical society breaks for summer
The Atmore Historical Society has disbanned for the summer. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 15, the third Monday of the month.
NWE registration held on Saturdays
Northwest Escambia football registration will be held from 10 a.m. until noon every Saturday in July at the Ernest Ward football field.
GECA to perform in Brewton July 25-27
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts will be performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at W.S. Neal High School in Brewton.
Rehearsals for the production began in early June with a rigorous schedule of dance, blocking and music practices.
A difficult show requires talented actors; fortunately, Escambia County has always faithfully provided these.
One such talented person is Atmore native Perry Jones, who takes the title role of Joseph.
Alongside Jones are Ellen Johnson and Kate Sherrill who narrate the show.
Other notable characters are Pharaoh, played by John Mascara, an ex-off-Broadway actor from Walnut Hill, Fla.; Potiphar, played by the Rev. Mike McMorris; Mrs. Potiphar, played by Kris Woods and Jacob, played by Norman Boyd. The cast also includes the Hon. Steve Billy, the Hon. Dave Jordan, Marnin and Jerry Gehman, Timothy Huber, Daniel and Phil Johnson, Nathan Lindsey and Joseph Watson as Joseph’s brothers. The chorus also features the talents of Britney and Pam Dees, Delilah Holloway, Sharon Poulsen, Anne and Meg Sherrill, Gilda Stubben and Kaitlyn Woods. A children’s ensemble will also be prominently featured.
The show is directed by Phil Johnson.
Composed in 1976, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a sensory overload.
The show is a Biblical story woven with a colorful cacophony of lights, music and dancing.
Come experience the dream as GECA takes you back to ancient Israel and Egypt in a blaze of color.
Show dates are July 24th at 7 p.m.; July 25th at 7 p.m.; July 26th at 2 p.m. and July 27th at 2 p.m.
All performances will be in the auditorium at Neal High School in Brewton.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12.
For further information about the show, tickets, or the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts, call director Phil Johnson at (251) 368-3899, publicity officer Kate Sherrill at (251) 294-3555, or visit the GECA Web site at www.gecarts.com.
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Sardis revival begins today
Sardis Baptist Church will host a revival on July 20-23. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening worship will be at 6 p.m.
Services will begin with food and fellowship in the fellowship hall each evening at 6 p.m. throughout the week and the worship service will follow at 7 p.m.
The Rev. Jerry Caylor will be the Evangelist and there will be special music.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
"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, there will be a family night celebration.
For more information call the Rev. Sandra Mayer at 368-5933.
All children are welcome.
AME church hosts annual revival
Gaines Chapel AME Church, located at 122 Carver Ave. in Atmore, invite you to worship with them in their annual revival to be held July 23-25 at 7 p.m. nightly.
The Rev. Dembray Archie, pastor of Limestone Faulk AME Zion Church in Drewry will be the evangelist for the week. The Rev. Joseph Williams is pastor of Gaines Chapel.
Bay Springs hosts singing
Bay Springs Full Gospel Church will host a singing with the Muscogee boys and local talent July 26th at 6 p.m. The public is invited. For more information please call 327-4349.
VBS in Poarch begins July 21
Vacation Bible School: “Be bold! God is with us,” will be held from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. July 21-24 at the Poarch Community Church, located at 6210 Jack Springs Road in the Poarch section of Atmore. Evening Bible study and activities for youth and adults will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. as well. All are welcome.
Empowerment church to host revival
Empowerment Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, located at 309 Peachtree St., will hold revival beginning July 21 and ending July 25, starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Elder Daryl North will be the speaker on July 21 and July 22. Pastor Raymond Redmond and co-pastor Erma Jean Redmond of Gospel #2 will be the speakers on July 23 and 25. We are requesting that your choir and congregation join us in uplifting the Lord.
St. Anna’s VBS to begin July 28
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, located at 100 Lynn McGhee Drive in Poarch, has scheduled Vacation Bible School (VBS) that will be held afternoons from July 28 through Aug. 1 from noon until 4 p.m. Emphasis will be on Bible study, service music, storytelling and crafts.
Carpooling to and from Atmore will be arranged if warranted. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To register, or for additional information, call the church office on Wednesdays or Fridays earliest at 368-8606.
Dixie Echoes at New Home Church
The Dixie Echoes of Pensacola, will be in concert at the New Home Church near Monroeville Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7 p.m. There will be no charge for admission but a love offering will be received. The Revs. Kenneth Johnson and Thomas Smith invite everyone to attend. For more information call the Rev. Kenneth Johnson at 282-6346 of 575-2524.
If you would like a church event published in the Advance please fax it to 368-2124 or email it to newsroom@atmoreadvance.com