Members of the Young at Heart senior group at Clopton United Methodist Church in Brighton listen as they are entertained by the “The Three Wise Men” from First Baptist Church in Millington, (left to right) Carter Hooker, Howard Michael and Walter Hollyfield. They sang gospel songs and told jokes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1 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.
Many events happening soon with Millington Relay for Life:
March 30 – Fourth Annual Bunny Hop 5K will be held at 9 a.m. in Aycock Park.
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.
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.
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; email@example.com; or visit our website, www.lucybaptist.com.
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.
The Millington Library Boosters will have their next book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center on Wilkinsville Road. All proceeds go to support our library. For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.
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.
The Millington Book Chat Club will meet at the home of Mrs. James Burk at 7 p.m., featuring local author Nancy Foshee. She will give a presentation about writing and publishing her book Fort Douglas.
St. Annes Episcopal Church will be holding their annual Attic Treasures and Plant Sale on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Bargains on gently worn clothing, furniture, houswares, knick knacks, books and toys. Plants range from small seedlings to beautiful potted plants. St. Annes is located at 4063 Sykes Road in Millington. On April 6, the monthly yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at . For more information call, 872-4357 or 857-0411.
The Millington Crisis Center and St. William Catholic Church are joining forces to raise money for the Crisis Center and the church. The Sixth Annual Chinese Auction will be held on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street in Millington. The auction will be preceded by a spaghetti dinner cooked by the Knights of Columbus. Price of the dinner is $10 per person and includes 20 tickets used for the Chinese Auction. Bidders win by placing their numbered tickets in the container in front of the item they wish to bid on. As tickets are drawn the number of the winning ticket is called and that person claims their item. This is a fun evening and everyone in the community is invited. Advance tickets are now available in the church office or by contacting Bitha Luze at 872-3635 or Shirley Maes at 647-6111. Additional auction tickets can be purchased the night of the auction. Also anyone wishing to donate an item for the auction can drop it off at the church office.
The Citywide Yard Sale date is set for Saturday April 13 from 7a.m.- noon. Deadline for free advertising is April 1. Turn in your address at Baker Community Center, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 873-5770. Or set up at Baker Community Center. There is a fee for 6-foot table and two chairs or bring your own. Limited to 25 participants. Register at Baker Community Center. Sponsored by Millington City Beautiful Commission.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Millington First United Methodist Church located at 8029 Wilkinsville Road in Millington will host a studey Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in Williams Hall. The Study: A Hopeful Earth-Faith, Science and the Message of Jesus by Sally Dyck and Sarah Ehrman, led by Nathan Rawls and others. Special guest appearances by Thomas Christie, Millington city manager, Hank Hawkins, Millington city alderman and Jeremy Rochelle, Millington Parks and Recreation. Then on Sunday, services will be from 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. Celebration of Creation Care Sunday, to coincide with Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Sermon by Rev. Ed White. Focus on praise for God’s creation and the individuals responsibilities as stewards of God’s creation. Reception and memorial tribute for Bob deMarigny at 10 a.m. in Williams Hall.
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.
Grace Baptist Church of Rosemark located at 9171 Brunswick Road in Millington will host the Dixie Echoes in concert on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. No admission will be charged. For more information, call 475-6798.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us for a world-class golf experience at Mirimichi where we will pair with the JAMMin for Adoption team, if you’re a golfer looking to play in charity events. There will be a live concert following the golf tournament, open to the public. For more information about the event, visit www.jammin4adoption.org.