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Millington Middle School Art Contest was held last Thursday. People from local businesses volunteered to judge the hall art contest at Millington Middle School. Volunteers were from Patriot Bank, Anna’s Flowers and Gifts, Lowe’s Home improvement and The Millington Star. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students decorated the halls of the school this week with the theme of “winter wonder land.” The judges were escorted around the halls by principal,              , the school counselor, Keely Webb and sixth grade teacher, Robert Davis. Each hall had a unique touch of winter from paper snowflakes hanging from the ceiling to imitation snow on the floor. The eighth grade hall came in first place with the unique idea of turning the hall into a snow globe with the student acting as the figurines in the globe. In the end they had a fun snowball fight with paper snowballs. In second place was the sixth grade and the two seventh grade halls tied for third place.

Month of January

Sign up today for The Millington Family YMCA’s Youth Coed Soccer League, ages 4 to 15 yrs. Registration will be held Jan. 7-Feb. 10. Program is April 6–May 25. Participants will receive jersey, shorts & socks. We also have our Little Kickers, ages 2 & 3. Structured Parent/Child Interaction where child will learn introductory skills in the sport of soccer. Motor development will also be emphasized. 30 minute sessions (Time TBA). Child receives an official t-shirt and achievement trophy. Call the Millington Family YMCA today for more details and to sign up at 873-1434, or visit us at 7725 E. Navy Circle, Millington, TN 38053. You can also register online at YMCAMemphis.org.

 

Register now through February – Register now through February for youth baseball, softball, and T-ball, ages: 4-17. Practice begins in mid March. The season will last from mid-May through mid-July. There is a fee. For more information call 873-5770.

 

Watercolor Art Class: Learn the art of watercolor from National Award Winner Barrie Foster beginning January 17.  Classes will be held on Thursdays from 2 until 4 p.m., and there is a fee per class.  For more information and a list of supplies needed for the class, call 873-5770.

 

Senior Computer Class: Learn the basics of using a computer! If you have not used a computer before, or have difficulty using one, this is the class for you.  This is a great way to communicate with your family, especially your precious grandchildren!  Classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and there is a fee (cost of materials). For more information, call 873-5770.

 

Penmanship:  Don’t let your children miss out on this important skill.  Children are no longer being taught how to write in cursive in many schools.  Allow your child to learn his/her real penmanship.  This class is completely free! For more information, call 873-5770.

 

Game Time: Have fun and reduce stress levels with a great way to relax and unwind! This is a time to enjoy board games and card games, such as Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary, and more. No electronic games will be allowed. Game time is free and available Mondays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m., and Fridays from 10am-4pm. For more information, call 873-5770.

 

Self Defense with John Camacho: Learn how to defend yourself in a compromising situation.  Schedule: Tuesday 6-8 p.m., and Saturday noon-2 p.m.  There are fees.  First month is free for everyone. Wear loose clothing and tennis shoes.  For more information, call 873-5770.

 

Ballroom Dance Lessons: Join us from 6:00pm-8:00pm every Wednesday for proper instruction of the art of ballroom dancing! Fees: $6.00 per person, per class.  For more information, please call 873-5770.

 

Bridge: Instruction as to how to learn to play the card game Bridge.  Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  There is a fee.  For more information, call 873-5770.

 

Jan. 17

The National Active & Retired Federal EmployeesAssociation, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, Thursday, Jan. 17 at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. The guest speaker will be Buddy Chapman, Head of the SeniorBsafe Organization which is an initiative of CrimeStoppers of Memphis and Shelby County. He will discuss the need for seniors to feel safe in their own homes and neighborhoods. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

 

Jan. 18 

Family Skate Night will be held from 6– 9 p.m. at the Millington Civic Center gym. Entertainment will be provided by Look Left Entertainment. There is an admission fee 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.

 

Jan. 23

Jill K. Collins, RD, CDE will hold her next free diabetes class will be Jan. 23 from 10-11 at the Millington Library located at 4858 Navy Road. She will be the one conducting the class and I am a registered dietitian and a certified diabetes educator. This class is free and open to the public. For more information, call 1-800-321-0855 x 80085, and encourage them to call to register. What will you learn:

*The latest diabetes information

*The different kinds of diabetes

*The typical course of diabetes

*Different diabetes treatments and tests

*Good blood sugar control

*Low or high blood sugar symptoms

*Meal planning and physical activity

*Helpful diabetes resources

For more information, contact (662) 469-9043 or 573-0053, fax (662) 469-9043 or e-mail jillk.collins@quintiles.com

 

Jan. 25-26

Auditions will be held for Playhouse 51’s next production, The Psychic, at the Harvell Civic Center on Friday, Jan. 25 from 7–9 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m.–noon.  The Psychic, a murder mystery of sorts follows the chaotic life of Adam Webster, a down on his luck writer, who has put a sign in his apartment window in desperation to make rent:  “Psychic Readings $25.”  The sign soon draws in a colorful group of characters.

Needed are four men, ages 30-50 and two women, ages mid 20’s – 40.  Characters are  Adam Webster – A mystery y writer; Laura Benson – an attractive woman; Roy Benson – Laura’s husband; Rita Malone – Roy’s sexy girlfriend; Johnny Bubbles – a gangster type; and Norris Coslow – An NYPD Detective.  Please email Jane Lester, stage manager for more information at janelester@xipline.com.

Playhouse 51 is a non-profit community theatre that produces 4 shows per year.  The organization meets the third Tuesday of each month in the main auditorium at the Millington Civic Center at 7:o0 PM.  Playhouse 51 welcomes new members and volunteers.

For more information about Playhouse 51, visit www.playhouse51.com, join us on Facebook, call 872-7170.

 

Jan. 26

TR Studio’s and Friends are hosting a St. Jude Benefit with singing, dancing, face painting and concessions at the Strand Theater located at 7979 Wilkinsville Road in Millington on Jan. 26. The event will start at 2 p.m. with the theme Together we can help preserve the world’s greatest asset – our children. Donations of any amount will be accepted. Donations are also accepted online at https://waystohelp.stjude.org/sjVPortal/public/event/page/displayEventPage.do?programId=2002&eventId=347333

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