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Calendar of Events March 21

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 samantha.mccracken@yahoo.com.

 

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 www.aarp.org/money/taxes

 

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:

 

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  21

The NARFE Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon March 21 at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

 

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 egg drop is Saturday at Valentine Park on Beaver Road. Munford Parks and Recreation is again purchasing Easter eggs from Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs and seeks your donation to help make this possible. The eggs are $104 per 1,000 and will be dropped by helicopter in Valentine Park on March 23. More than 20,000 eggs will be dropped by helicopter promptly at 10 am. Plan to arrive early.To make a donation in any amount, call 837-5965 or mail your donation to Munford Parks and Recreation, 1397 Munford Ave, Munford, TN 38058. Mark your check “Easter Eggs.”

 

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 schappy@bigriver.net. All proceeds will benefit the KIDS at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

 

Olivia Smith, daughter of Oliver Smith, wants to implement a food drive to “Feeding the Future”. She is competing in the Miss Junior Tennessee Outstanding Teen pageant on March 23 in Jackson. She will be representing Tipton County in the pageant. Her platform is focused on helping to feed needy children. Thus, her campaign is entitled, “Feeding the Future”. Please let everyone know that this food drive is asking for any canned goods to be dropped off at the Patriot Bank location on Tabb Drive and Highway 51 in Munford. This drive will run from March 5-20. The donated food will then be delivered to the Food Pantry at the First United Methodist Church in Covington.

 

Annual St Jude Springfest Gospel Extravaganza will be held March 23 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., at Millington Civic Center Auditorium. Come enjoy 8 hours of Bluegrass/Gospel music, food and craft vendors, silent auction, door Prizes, McGruff, the Crime Dog, games for the children and more. There is an admission fee. For more information, call Mike Tarpley, Coordinator at 872-2486 or visit schappy@bigriver.net. Remember all proceeds will benefit the KIDS at St Jude Childrens Research Hospital

 

The Naval Support Activity Mid South First Class Petty Officer Association will be hosting the Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Millington for the community on Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pat Thompson Conference Center track (open to the public). For more information, contact 874-3850.

 

The Mito-What? 5K will be held March 23 in Millington.Mitochondrial Disease is not very well known but every 30 minutes a child is born that will be diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease by the age of 10. Currently there is no cure for this disease. Please come run/walk for a cure and help us raise money for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation to aid with their continuing efforts to find a cure. Early packet pickup will be at Chick-Fil-A in Millington from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday night. Race Day Packet pickup begins at 7 a.m. Race day registration will be at 7 a.m.

 

A few people have been inquiring about CPR classes; if you are interested in becoming certified please call Denise Irish at either 805-758-1951 or 872-4426. Class in available March 23 from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

March 23-24

Millington Arts & Recreation presents the Millington Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday at Baker Community Center as the Millington Quilters Guild displays their beautiful handmade quilts. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. This event is free to the public. For more information, contact Karen Hammer at 487-2903.

 

March 30

Faith Assembly of God invites the public out March 30 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its Easter egg hunt. There will be games along with moon bounce and other fun things for the children. Also there will be food and family fun for everyone. For more information, call 872-8443, or visit the website www.kerrvillefaithassembly.net. The church is located at 9540 Highway 51 North in Millington. Flor more information, call 872-8443 or 258-0344.

 

March 31

Lucy Baptist Church at 4005 Lucy Road in Millington , invites you to our Resurrection Celebration, Sunday at 8:30 a.m.  The Choir will present an uplifting Resurrection musical and Pastor David Lawrence will share an exciting message. The church also invites the public to worship and celebrate with themand several local churches at 10 a.m. at Millington Historical First Baptist Church located at 4284 Shelby Road . You are also invited to join the church at Grace Community Church at 1880 Fite Road, for their Good Friday service, March 29 at 7 p.m. (gograce.net; 357-0557).  For more information, contact Lucy Baptist Church at 872-0623; info@lucybaptist.com; or visit our website, www.lucybaptist.com.

 

 

April 4

The Tipton Rosemark Academy Fine Arts Meeting Expectations organization will be performing five shows of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific starting April 4.  On Friday night, the show will strictly be a dinner theater where patrons will be able to see the performance and have a  meal at a set ticket price. General admission to all other shows. This show will be judged by members of the Orpheum along with other schools in and around the city of Memphis.  Last year TRA was the winners of the Best Front of House. For more information, call 829-4221.

 

April 5 & 6

Atoka BBQ Fest is a brand new BBQ contest in 2013 sanctioned by the MBN. The contest will take place in Atoka,  on April 5 -6. It will be located at Nancy Lane Park, 118 Atoka Park Ave, on the South side of the Park. The Contest will feature two different divisions, MBN Pro and Challenger, as well as an Anything But contest for sauce, chicken, beef and dessert. The Town of Atoka is pleased to announce that Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation has been named the title sponsor for the Atoka Barbecue Festival. STEMC’s generous support of the Atoka Barbecue Festival will provide dedicated, underground electrical service to the contest site. All cooking sites offered at the Atoka Barbecue Festival will have access to electrical and water service conveniently located around the perimeter at Atoka’s Nancy Lane Park.

“We are thrilled to have the support of Southwest Electric in making the Atoka Barbecue Festival an outstanding event,” said Mayor W. Daryl Walker. “For over 75 years, Southwest has been dedicated to serving our residents and we’re proud to have them as a partner.”

Additional confirmed sponsors for the event include A2H, Inc., Amerispan Tents, Custom Coin Holders, Blue City Neon, First State Bank, Patriot Bank, Malco Theaters and Millington Telephone Company.

For more information about the Atoka Barbecue Festival or to become a sponsor, visit www.TownofAtoka.com.

 

April 6

Lawn & Garden Expo will be held Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Brighton Middle School at 7785 Highway 51 South. From more information, visist www.tiptoncountymastergardeners.com or call 476-0231 This year marks the sixth year for this event. Speakers have been engaged: Carol Reese, Horticultural Specialist with U T Extension, Chris Cooper, Director Shelby Master Gardeners and host of the PBS weekly program The Family Plot, and Janet Carson, Horticultural Specialist with University of Arkansas.

 

May 4

Munford Parks and Recreation will be having a Craft Fair May 4 at Munford City Park from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Booth registration begins March 5 lasting through April 15. Don’t delay start signing up today!! Call or come by Munford Parks and Recreation at 63 College Street, Munford, or call 837-5965.

 

Millington Arts & Rec Survey

The Millington Arts, Recreation, and Parks Department is seeking citizen input on their interaction and experiences with services, parks, sports, programs, and events offered by the Department through a Citizen Survey.

The goal of the survey is to measure levels of citizen satisfaction of all aspects of the Department, as well as determine future needs of the city.

The role our community plays in evaluating us directly correlates to our department’s success. We are conducting this survey to help us become more effective in our efforts to keep the community connected, active, and informed.

Surveys will be available at Baker Community Center and online at http://svy.mk/Zx33NX from March 8, 2013 until April 30, 2013.

You do not have to live within the Millington city limits to complete the survey. Anyone who has participated or used services offered by the Millington Arts, Recreation, and Parks Department is asked to provide feedback.

Ten households will win 10 free event tickets, while one Grand Prize Winning household will win free passes to all recreation events for a year. For more information, regarding the survey should be directed to Millington Arts, Recreation, and Parks Director Todd Goode at 873-5770 or tgoode@cityofmillington.org.

 

April 20

The Munford High School Marching Band will hold its Second Annual Wing Festival in the Munford High School Parking Lot on Saturday. This Festival will have a stage with live bands, choirs, and other musical acts, games for kids and adults, Drive for your School sponsored by Ford, an auction, Dunk Tank, and of course a Chicken Wing Competition. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to promote your business and support our local High School. Anyone interested please click on this link: http://www.tiptonco.com/docs/2013_MHS_Wing_Festival_Registration_Form.pdf and submit with payment to: Munford Band Boosters, PO Box 1304, Munford TN 38058. Contact the band at wingfestival@munfordband.com for more information.

 

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