Month of August
The Millington Farmers’ Market is now open for business through October 27th at 5152 Easley Street after two highly successful seasons. In addition to a thriving marketplace, there will also be occasional live music and educational programs on gardening and green living to enhance the destination. The hours will be on Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The mission of Millington Farmers’ Market is to promote a green lifestyle, economic opportunities for local growers and a dynamic destination in Old Town Millington by connecting local growers with the community in a marketplace of fresh, local, agricultural products.
Now-August 4 – Johnson’s Carnival returns to Millington for the fifth consecutive year at the Joyner ball fields on Highway 51. The Carnival will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6-11 p.m. Admission is free; a wristband for unlimited rides on the day of purchase is $20. Concessions will be available including corn dogs, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, candy apples and much more. Every night is Crisis Center Night, where you can bring a canned good and receive $5.00 off of a wristband. Wednesday nights are Church Night, where you can bring your youth group and receive $5.00 off of a wristband. Thursday nights are Military Night, where with a military ID the immediate family of the serviceman or woman will receive $5.00 off of a wristband. For more information, please contact Millington Arts and Recreation at 901-873-5770.
Register now-August 17 –
Youth Instructional Volleyball: This is a five-week instructional volleyball program in which we will teach children how to play volleyball. There will be a heavy emphasis on fundamentals and learning to play the game. At this time, there are no games scheduled to be played. However, during the course of instruction, if the instructors feel there is progress being made, games will be played amongst the age groups. Each age group will receive 90 minutes of instruction during the week and 90 minutes of instructions on Saturday. Children will be placed in one of three groups: Beginning (no experience whatsoever, regardless of age), Intermediate (very little experience), and Advanced (2 years of experience or more; this group will be limited to ages 11 and up). The cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt.
Month of August
Millington Arts and Recreation is proud to announce a new class offering: Ballet for Adults and Seniors. Ballet instruction helps improve posture, balance, and energy. The classes will be held at Baker Community Center in room 5 every Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $3.00 per class. For more information, please call the instructor, Gloria Coffey, at 901-873-0927.
Pro Day Baseball Showcase at USA Stadium: The PRO-DAY “NORTH/SOUTH/EAST/WEST” National Showcase will take place on August 2-5 at USA Stadium. The weekend features the “Top” players from classes 2012-2016 across the United States. Players check-in on Thursday, August 2nd at USA Stadium at 11:30 a. m. where they will meet their coaches and teammates. Thursday is Media Day where all players will be video taped from their primary position and hitting. Pitchers also will be videoed off the mound. The day’s activities will conclude with hot dogs and watermelon at the Stadium for all players and family members. On Friday, games get underway at 10 a.m. and go on throughout the day. Players will also hear hitting/pitching & college prep talks throughout the day. Opening Ceremonies for all teams will take place prior to the afternoon game. Professional Workout/Evaluations will take place Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. with games to follow in the afternoon. Sunday’s schedule will be games with players’ evaluations and closing ceremonies following their last game.
The Elvis 7s Tournament is scheduled for Aug. 4 at the Rugby Fields at USA Stadium, beginning at 8 a.m. Hosted by the Memphis Blues Rugby Club, this is a one day tournament with an Elvis theme. The tournament has 32 teams and will use both rugby fields. This tournament has been held in Memphis for at least 25 years. Teams travel from all over the country to participate. They also have trivia contests, a sideburns growing contest and a women’s 50s hairstyle contest, food and t-shirt sales. And of course, Elvis Music all day.
Mature Adults Ballroom Dance (ages 30 and up) will be held at Baker Community Center, in Millington. Music will be by James Mahannah from hours 7-10 p.m. There is a fee and bring finger foods. For more information, contact Betty or Everett Clark at 872-3508.
Come and feast on the Bread of Life Aug. 8-10 at 7 p.m. Bring your tambourine and shouting shoes to help bring back that old-time religion (Dr. Watts, Testimonies and Amazing Grace. The location will be Upper Canaan M.B. Church, at 9090 Highway 51 North in Millington. The evangelist will be Rev. Fred Bailey, pastor of Jones Grove M.B. Church in Munford. For more information, call Pastor Julius Hawkins at 872-6919.
A gardening seminar will be hosted by Millington City Beautiful Commission at the Millington Farmers’ Market. The topic will be Herb Gardening. This is a free seminar sponsored by Millington City Beautiful Commission. There will be tips from Master Gardeners and door prizes. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeremy at 317-0888.
Sign up for commodities from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Baker Community Center. For more information, contact Beverly at 222-4202.
Family Skate Night will be now held on the third Friday of each month from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Millington Civic Center gym, beginning Aug. 17. Entertainment will be provided by Jordabella Entertainment or Look Left Entertainment. There is an admission and includes the use of our skates. Non-skating parents are admitted free. Concessions will be sold. The school with the most students in attendance will win the traveling Skate Night trophy.
The Seventh Annual Turtle Island Native American Association Pow Wow: All drums and dancers welcome. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the drums beat to the songs of our ancestors. Participate in various dance styles, including special children’s dances. Aztec Dancers: QUETZALCOATL. There are admission fees. For more information, contact Hal Colston at 876-5344. No alcohol or firearms permitted at the festival. Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mature Adults Ballroom Dance (ages 30 and up), will be held Baker Community Center in Millington on Tuesday. Music will be by The VIPs from 7 -10 p.m. There is a fee and bring finger foods. For more information, contact Betty or Everett Clark at 872-3508.
Movies at the Market: Millington Arts and Recreation iannounces “Movies at the Market” at the Millington Farmers’ Market. We will be showing “Glee: The Concert Movie” starting at 7:45 p.m. There is an admission which includes popcorn, tea, lemonade, and water. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of family, fun and entertainment. For more information, call 873-5770.
Arts and Crafts Fair in conjunction with the Millington Farmers’ Market will be from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Shop for handmade arts and crafts while supporting local farmers and artists. For more information, call 873-5770.