Calendar of Events

Published 11:43 am Monday, July 28, 2008

By Staff
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, will be held July 29th at 10:30 a.m. Nancy Pratl will be the instructor. Call the Day Gallery for more information. Class will be limited to eight.
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.
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 Sept. 15
The Atmore Historical Society has disbanned for the summer. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 15, the third Monday of the month.
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.
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.
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.
Recycle Now to meet Aug. 6 at APL
Atmore Recycle Now will meet Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Atmore Public Library.
Atmore Recycle Now has reached the one-year mark of existence as a formal group of concerned citizens. The meeting will focus on a trip the group took to the Escambia County, Fla., recycling system.
The Atmore Recycle Now meeting is open to the public.
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.
Learn to Read of NW Florida, a non-profit adult literacy program in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties will host an informational orientation meeting on Thursday, August 14, 2008, 10:00 am-11:30 am at Century Family Practice Building , 7600 Mayo Street, Century (the old Century Hospital).
Prevention coalition to meet Sept. 12
The Southwest Alabama AIDS Prevention Coalition will not meet in August. The next meeting will be on September 12.
For further information, contact Maureen Nichols at (251) 275-7108.
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.
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.
Ceremony to be held in Uriah Aug. 7
A “Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony” will be held in Uriah on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Local veterans, along with approximately 20 to 25 WWII veterans will be honored with patriotic music, a presentation of the flags, a presentation of medals, etc.
For more information, call 251-362-0527.
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First Methodist to honor the Rev. and Mrs. Reece
First United Methodist Church will host a tea honoring the Rev. and Mrs. Jim Reece Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Walnut Hill Baptist Church hosts revival
Walnut Hill Baptist Church will hold a revival July 27-30. Rev. Gene Pickern will be the speaker Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. There will also be singing and praise as part of the revival.
Walnut Hill Baptist will also have their annual Homecoming on August 3, 2008. Rev. Jerry Peebles will be the guest speaker.
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.
Zion Star to hold homecoming
Homecoming services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 at Zion Star African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Atmore. The Rev. Denbray Archie of Limestone Faulk Church in Drewry will be the evangelist.
The Rev. Archie will also lead the congregation on Aug. 4 through Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. each night for special services.
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