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Calendar of Events March 14

Millington Lodge No. 671 of Free & Accepted Masons Elects Officers for 2013 The Millington Lodge enters its 100th year in 2013 and as is customary the Lodge has elected its officers for the 2013 calendar year.  Pictured front row from left are Don McNeilly-Junior Deacon, William S. Howard II-Junior Warden, David V. Keen- Worshipful Master, Sabin L. Ross-Senior Deacon, Reggie Pierce-Tiler; and back row from left Bob White-Chaplain, William S. Howard III-Senior Deacon, Clifford E. Schilling Sr.- Treasurer, Donald E. Smith-Secretary, Michael Pruitt-Junior Steward, Chris M. Fears-Senior Steward.


Month of March

International Goat Days Festival Information –  Are you interested in volunteering to help with the festival this year? We are in need of committee members to coordinate the following events/areas: Horseshoe tournament, Antique Tractor Show, Gin, Citizen Car Show.  For more information on participating or volunteering for the 2013 International Goat Days Festival, please e-mail Samantha at


Kids in Christ the King is a youth program at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It is for children ages 3 years old to 17 years old and meets every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. The first session was Jan. 24 in the Family Living Center. For more information, call 876-5757 ext. 3.


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: This support group is dedicated to grandparents raising their grandchildren.  Share your experiences, advice, and stories with others on Fridays from 11:00am until 12:30pm beginning February 15.  For more information or to register for this class, please call 873-5770.


AARP offers free tax preparation assistance at six locations in Shelby County from February 1st through April 17. Volunteers prepare tax returns and file them electronically with the IRS. No appointments are necessary. It is first served with priority going to those age 60 or higher. Come early because the daily capacity of each site fills up quickly.

Location and time are listed below:

Millington Public Library

4858 Navy Road, Millington, TN 38053

Friday-10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information go to


Watercolor Art Class: Learn the art of watercolor from National Award Winner Barrie Foster began Jan. 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.


Many events happening soon with Millington 

Relay for Life:

Now – March 15 – PMSC Boston Butts Sale

March 30 – Fourth Annual Bunny Hop 5K

April 1 – Gong Show Sign-ups

April 12 – Gong Show

April 20 – Trivia Night benefitting Relay for Life

PMSC is selling Boston Butts for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. They will be ready just in time for Easter. Pre-order & Pre-pay by March 15. Boston Butts will be ready for pickup at the Main Shop on March 28. They will be $30 each and you can make checks payable to the American Cancer Society. If you have any questions please contact Wendy or Alsia at 353-9880.


March 8-10, 15, 16

Playhouse 51 presents The Psychic. In The Psychic, directed by Daved McKay, Adam Webster is a down-on-his-luck writer, who in desperation to make the rent, has put a sign in his apartment window, “Psychic Readings $25”. The characters it draws in lead into a tangled murder mystery of sorts in this hilarious original comedy.  For more information about the organization visit, like on facebook, or call  information line at 872-7170.


March 9

Alumni Game (Trojans Baseball Fundraiser) will be held March 9. The MCHS Baseball Boosters are hosting an alumni game vs. current players.  For more information, call 491-6124 Bill Davis-Head Coach or 490-5844 Ricky Hodges-Booster President.


The Fourth Annual Brighton Fest and Car Show held at Brighton High School at 8045 Highway 51 South. The event is put on by The Brighton Bands Boosters and all proceeds go to help with uniforms, competitions and musical instruments among other items. The Car Show will be held March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. There will be crafts, games, food, entertainment and of course the car show. For more information, visit or call Tiare Stone 283-2694.


March 11

The Millington Book Chat Club will meet Monday at the home of Mrs. Clyde Turnage at 7 p.m. The program will feature Ms. Elaine Meece, a published author, who will be discussing her book and the process of getting a book published. For more information, call 872-7812.


March 15 

Family Skate Night will be held on Friday from 6–9 p.m. at the Millington Civic Center gym. Entertainment will be provided by Jordabella Entertainment.  There is a fee which 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.


March 16

People to People Student Ambassadors will be traveling to China and Europe this summer. The group is hosting a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s in Millington on Saturday morning. Community support would be greatly appreciated as we have to raise their tuition for the trips. For more information, contact


March  19 

Mature Adults Ballroom Dance (ages 30 and up) will be held at Baker Community Center in Millington. 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.


March  23 

Doyle Baseball Academy Players Clinic: The Doyle Baseball Academy is returning to the Millington area for the fourth consecutive year on March 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the Biloxi Field complex. For 35 years, they have been teaching fundamentals for hitting, throwing and fielding for children ages 5 to 15 all over the country. There is a cost for the three hour camp. All you need is your bat and glove.  For more information, call the office at 873-5770 with any questions.


The Iron Man Challenge Power Lifting Competition will be coming to the Millington YMCA at 7725 Navy Circle East, on March 23 with weigh in’s at 11 a.m. The matches start at 1 p.m. There will be first and second place awards. The events are bench press, squat, deadlift and military press with the classes of senior, men, women and junior. There is a cost for participation for each event. To register, contact match director Tom Itterly at 336-2077. Volunteers are needed.


Annual St. Jude Springfest Gospel Extravaganza will be March 23 , from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., at the Millington Civic Center Auditorium. There will be eight hours of great Bluegrass/Gospel music, food and craft vendors, silent auction, door prizes, McGruff, the Crime Dog, games for the kids and Lots. There will be an admission fee. For more information contact Mike Tarpley, coordinator at 872-2486 or All proceeds will benefit the KIDS at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

Cal Millington Lodge officers


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