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Calendar of Events

By Staff
Area meetings
Recycle Now to meet Aug. 6 at APL
Atmore Recycle Now will meet on 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.
Retired employees to meet Aug. 14
The Alabama Retired State Employees' Association Atmore Chapter will meet on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at Atmore City Hall. All retirees participating in the Retirement Systems of Alabama are invited.
Prevention coalition to meet Sept. 12
The Southwest Alabama AIDS Prevention Coalition will not meet in August. The next meeting will be on Sept. 12.
For further information, contact Maureen Nichols at (251) 275-7108.
Historical society to meet Sept. 15
The Atmore Historical Society has disbanded for the summer. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 15, the third Monday of the month.
Upcoming events
Habitat to host Before Hours
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours will be held at 7:30 a.m on Aug. 6 at Annie’s Community Cup, located at 125 North Main St.
The event will be presented by the Greater Brewton Habitat for Humanity executive director Alecia C. Glaize. Information about the organization’s work to provide affordable housing for those in need, as well as exploring the possibility of Atmore and Brewton working together to expand services in the area will be given. Rusty Miller of Atmore, volunteer building supervisor for the organization, will also be in attendance.
Ceremony to be held in Uriah Aug. 7
A “Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony” will be held in Uriah at 7 p.m. on Aug. 7. Local veterans, along with approximately 20 to 25 WWII veterans will be honored.
For more information, call 251-362-0527.
FNB&T to hold J.J. Webb book signing
First National Bank &Trust will host a J.J. Webb Book Signing event Aug. 8 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at the main office in downtown Atmore.
Books will be available for purchase for $23, at the book signing or you may log on to www.dorrancebookstore.com and check out the historical section.
Jean Jones “J.J.” Webb has been an Atmore resident for more than 50 years. She is a retired school teacher and administrator who has drawn upon her lifelong love of history to write her first novel.“Feet of Clay” is set in Richmond and Mobile during the 1880s. It is a family saga, historical romance, courtroom drama and a study of human behavior.
For more information, call FNB&T at 368-3148.
Summer Jam ‘08 slated for Aug. 9
Summer Jam ’08 will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Flomaton High School in the auditorium. There will be door prizes and the concession stand will be open.
The cost of the event is $2.
Featured will be Seraph, Twelve Gates and Soul Society. Bro. Jeff Howard will be the guest speaker.
ACH Auxiliary hosts book fair Aug. 13
Book fair and gift items by Imagination Books will be held Aug. 13 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Mayson Auditorium Sponsored by the Atmore Community Hospital Auxiliary.
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.
Hospital Auxiliary to host jewelry sale
Coming!! Masquerade Jewelry. Experience the $5 frenzy, Oct. 16-18. ACH will no longer be using Phantasia. Please support the ACH Auxiliary.
School news
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 an opportunity to bring school supplies and meet your child’s teacher. The first day of school will be Aug. 6.
Educational events
JDCC to host online safety, use course
If you don’t know what it means to “Facebook” someone, then chances are you don’t have teenagers in your home. People use Facebook and MySpace to keep up with their friends, upload photos and share links and videos. Facebook and MySpace, however, attract online predators. Join the class to learn how to use this social utility and protect your children from online predators.
Class information includes, class, Myspace &Facebook 101; dates, Aug. 4-18 (class meets each Monday for three weeks); time, 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.; place, Jefferson Davis Community College, Brewton campus, ATN Computer Lab; instructor, Jacqueline Burkett; price, $45; minimum of five students.
Call 867-4832 to register.
Learn to Read of North West Florida, a non-profit adult literacy program in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, will host an informational orientation meeting on Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Century Family Practice Building, located at 7600 Mayo St. in Century.
ACH shares how to be feet friendly
Atmore Community Hospital will host “Putting Your Best Foot Forward” at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 27.
Years of pounding the pavement can be tough on your toes, heels, ankles and arches. Join podiatrist Dr. Bradford Egly to learn how to be kind to your feet.
ACH will also host “Knowledge is the key to aging wisely” Sept. 24.
Dr. Harrison Moore will present “Medicine Working for You.”
Programs are held in the hospital’s Mayson Auditorium. Light refreshments are provided at 8:30 a.m. with seminars beginning at 9 a.m.
For more information call 850-469-7897.
Atmore Community Hospital will host “Dinner with the Doc,” focusing on joint pain causes and treatments.
Dr. William Smith, orthopedic physician, will help you “Get Back in Motion” with his presentation on the causes and treatments for joint pain at the Sept. 23 event.
The free presentation features dinner at 5:30 p.m. following by the educational program.
Because seating is limited, registration is required. The session will be held in the hospital’s Mayson Auditorium.
For reservations, call 368-6329.
Other activities
Historical society assists students
The Escambia County Historical Society established a scholarship award ($500) for second-term students at Jefferson Davis Community College to be awarded at the fall term of this year. The award will go to a student majoring in history, archaeology or botany.
Funds will be placed in an account at the college bookstore, which the recipient may draw upon for books and supplies during their tenure at JDCC.
Anyone wishing to 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.
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.
Sports
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. Registration by phone is accepted.
For more information, call owner and instructor Angie Shelly at 446-7443.
Ongoing events
Wawbeek VFD monthly yard sale
Wawbeek Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly yard sale will be held the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until. Money goes to purchase Jaws of Life. Reasonable donations accepted.
If you would like a community event published in the Advance please fax it to 368-2124 or email it to newsroom@atmoreadvance.com