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Calendar of Events June 20

American Legion Post 252 of Millington recently held their Annual Memorial Day Service May 27 at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery. Dave Sienkiewicz, Commander of Post 252 opened the ceremony. The Honor Guard from the local Sea Cadet Corps, Tennessee BB-43 Division under the direction of LCDR Black, posted colors. Bill Younce, assisted by Eugene Leech, blessed the crowd by laying the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Clara Moore sung for the gathered crowd including the National Anthem and God Bless American. Millington Alderman Mike Caruthers gave the morning message. Austin Lenagar, grandson of Eugene Leech who serves as Vice Commander of Post 252, closed out the service with Taps. Lenagar will be attending UT-Martin this fall and is a graduated member of the National champion Munford High School Band.

Month of June
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 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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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! There are fees for the 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.

Spring Saturdays
The Millington Crisis Center, located at 8133 Wilkinsville Road, will have a yard sale (rain or shine) the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-noon. For more information or to donate, call 872-HELP (4357).

The Exchange Club of Millington meets at Old Timer’s Restaurant in Millington at noon every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Guest are always welcomed. For more information, call 872-8888.

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

City Beautiful will host our Gardening Seminar Series at the Millington Farmers’ Market
Every second Saturday at 11 a.m.
July 13- “Raised Bed Gardening”—Carl Wayne Hardeman
Aug. 10- “Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies”—Cheryl Rose
Sept. 13-15—Goat Days—Hands on Demonstrations
Oct. 12-“Hydrangeas”—Linda Lanier

June 20
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees) Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, Thursday at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. The guest speaker will be Larry Turner, Outreach Coordinator, Aging Commission of the Mid-South, Inc. For more information call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

June 21
Since their debut at the 2010 International Goat Days Festival, each year a new herd of goats has been on display in front of their sponsors’ businesses. On June 21, you have a chance to give the final herd a permanent home. Not interested in a goat?   No problem!  The Millington Arts Council will have other non-goat auction items available. Join the group for the Third Annual Dinner and Goat Auction on June 21 at the NSA Mid-South Conference Center.  There is a fee. For more information, contact

June 22
Blues by the Lake featuring Sweet Angel will be held June 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. at USA Stadium at the Freedom Lake. The event benefits the Millington Central High School Chorale Department and Mid-South Arts Safehaven for Kids. Tickets are available in advance and will also be available at the gate. There will be several artist, food and entertainment. For more information, contact 871-0195 or

June 23
One Faith Christian Center, with Senior Pastor Barron V. Martin, is hosting the Music & Worship Celebration 2013 on Sunday starting at 4 p.m. at the Millington Civic Center Auditorium. The admission is free. The purpose of the service it to honor and recognize the church’s Music and Fine Arts Ministry. The department is composed of mass, youth and male chorus, praise team,musicians and praise dance team.
One Faith Chrisitian center is located at 4393 Pleasant Ridge Road in Millingotn next to the Union Cemetery. Due to the expected turnout, the event will be held at the Millington Civic Center. There have been several musical guest invited from the Mid-South from Southaven, Miss., to Jonesboro, Ark.  Scheduled to participate are Praise Report of Millington, First Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Mass, Upper Cannan Baptist Church Mass, Pleasant Chapel Church Youth, Palmist David Eason and much more.
For more information, call 870-2799 or visit

June 27
St. Luke Church located at 632 St. Luke Road in Covington will host guest speaker Dr. Michael O. Minor June 27 at 11:30 a.m. Minor will be speaking on healthy eating and promoting a healthy lifestyle . The event is being assisted by the health department and Baptist Tipton. For more information, call 476-9746.

June 29
The Upper Canaan M.B. Church located at 9090 Highway 51 North will host its Annual Gospel Explosion Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Everyone is invited to share in the occasion. The anointed voices of the Smithgrove and Jones Grove Church Choirs, The Heavenly Hearts of Arkansas,the Gifted of Memphis, along with Brother Joe Curry of Historical First Baptist Church in Millington,  will all be a part of this Gospel Explosion. For more information, call Minister Julius Hawkins, Pastor 872-6919, 343-7906 or Minister OC Horton, Chairperson 937-5210, 338-8611

The Quito-Drummonds Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual board meeting at 5 p.m. June 29 at 261 Tate Road. The public is encouraged to come out and snacks will be served. For more information, call  835-3939.

July 3
The annual Freedom Celebration at Navy Lake will be held July 3 with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. The gate fee is $5 per vehicle. There will be fun for all and a fireworks show.

Beginning July 8 through Sept. 30, the NSA Mid-South commissary will close on Monday and Tuesday. We know that any disruption in commissary operations will impact the NSA Mid-South community. Our commissary is not alone. The decision to reduce the operational hours of commissaries impacts nearly all commissaries with only a few overseas exceptions – commisaries where there are sufficient Local National employees to remain open. We appreciate your support and patience during this time.

Free movies every Tuesday and Wednesday during June and July courtesy of Cineplanet 16 and these fine South Tipton County Chamber of Commerce members. Tickets are to be picked up at the sponsoring businesses. On June 25&26 the movie will be Zookeeper sponsored by Patriot Bank. For more information on the businesses participating each week and the movies, call the South Tipton County Chamber of Commerced at 837-4600.

Trojan Basketball Camp 2013 will be held July 8-11 from noon – 3 p.m. Millington Central High Basketball Camps are designed to not only enhance the individual’s skills, but also to improve one’s ability to interact with others. We provide fundamental individual instruction to each camper through a variety of coaching techniques and then incorporate those fundamentals into a team concept.  We strive  to provide campers an environment that emphasizes enthusiasm, energy and education.  Attendance at Trojan Basketball Camps will improve an athlete’s skill, insight and love of the game. Millington Central High Camps are held on the Millington Central High School campus in Millington.  Trojan Basketball camps will be held in Osteen Gymnasium.For more information, call Rob Sabau at 461-3464.

On Sept. 12, Brighton is turning 100 and the town is going to celebrate. The event is scheduled for September 13-14 and more information will come soon.

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