The Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® will host its 21st Annual Race for the Cure® Saturday, Oct. 26 at Carriage Crossing in Collierville. Funds raised by the annual Race are primarily dedicated to providing local breast cancer screenings, education, support and treatment programs for area women and men who are either uninsured or underserved. For more information, call (901) 757-8686 or visit www.komenmemphis.org.
Month of October
The Covington Exchange Club and the South Tipton Exchange Club is A Field of Flags To Benefit the Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. A display of American flags with each flag representing the life of a patriot. Whether it be a War Veteran, Active Military personnel, National Guard Member, Reservist, Firefighter, or Law Enforcement Officer who serves in our community today, or in memory of those who have served in the military of their country, or someone who has lost their life in the line of duty. Nov.1-14 flags will be displayed in Atoka, Brighton, Covington, Munford, and Rosemark. For more information call, 476-1515
Tops (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets on Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at Millington Community Center. Come join us the group to have fun. For more information, call Doris Landerman at 573-8536.
The Millington Family YMCA’s Youth Coed Basketball League, ages 4 to 15 yrs. Begin registration’s Sept. 1 through Nov. 1. Participants will receive jersey, shorts and a trophy or try the Biddy Basketball, ages 2-3. Structured Parent/Child Interaction where child will learn introductory skills in the sport of basketball. Motor development will also be emphasized, 30 minute sessions (Time TBA). Participants receive an official t-shirt and achievement trophy. Call the Millington Family YMCA today for more details and to sign up at 873-1434, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at 7725 E. Navy Circle, Millington, TN 38053.
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.
Sunday evening church service is held at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3099 West Union Road at 6 p.m. in the Family Living Center. A pot luck dinner follows the bible study. Children’s activities and youth activities start at 6 p.m. and finish at 7 p.m., just in time for dinner. Come join us for singing, fellowship, bible study and food. Currently, the theme of Bible study is the “Job – Beyond the Ashes” Series. For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.
Oct. 25- 27
The Seventh Annual RiverArtsFest, downtown in historic South Main Arts District. Art for sale by more than 190 juried fine artists from across the nation, nearly 40 music acts across three stages, hands-on art activities for all ages, artist demonstrations, and plenty of food and beverages. Opens Trolley Tour Night. Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., free admission; Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an admission fee; Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an admission fee. Kids under 10 are free. For schedule and more information, visit www.riverartsmemphis.org
The annual Fall Festival at Millington Farmers’ Market will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. For more information, call 873-5770.
You are invited to Hampton United Methodist Church’s October Fest. The church is located at 7835 Armour Road in Millington. The fun will be Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome at the free event with food fun, games, and prizes.
The Second Annual Heritage Festival at Meeman Shelby Forest State Park will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shelter No. 3, 910 Riddick Road in Millington. The event will feature Civil War re-enactment, living history, 18th century trading post, games, soap making, local honey, food, live music, sorghum molasses/syrup, pottery, 18th century French marines, vendors, corn husk dolls and natural dyeing. The event is free to the public. For more information or vendor information call 876-5215.
A yard sale will be held at West Union Cumberland Presbrterian Church on Oct 26. The hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Booths will be available inside and outside – rain or shine. For more information call, Sharon Hance at 876-3265.
The Millington Library Board will meet in regular session on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Millington Public Library. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Sue Nan Hartley at 872-1608.
The Millington Library Boosters will be having their next meeting on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. in the meeting room at the library. For more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.
The Millington Arts and Recreation Department presents the Halloween Carnival at the Millington Civic Center Gym Oct. 31 from 5-7:30 p.m. with games and contests. There is no charge. Concessions will be sold and for more information, call 873-5770.
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band with special guest Danny Rodriquez and Scott Lobaido will be in concert with proceeds helping to build a “smart home” for Cpl. Christian Brown. After leading 163 combat missions as squad leader, Brown stepped on an Improvised Explosive Devise in Kajaki, Afghanistan. He sustained multi-trauma to both hands and arms, as well as lost both his legs. The concert benefiting the Munford resident will be held Friday, Nov. 1 at the Memphis Convention Center. For ticket information, call 800-293-5949 or visit www.operationcb.com
The Milllington Library Boosters will have their next book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location is the Book Sale Room at the Civic Center on Wilkinsville Road. This will be the last sale until February 2014. Come and support the Library and for more information, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635.
The Historic Ruffin Theater presents the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Big Band Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at Covington/Tipton Countyu Chamber of Commerce and South Tipton Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will also be available online at www.ruffintheater.org. The Ruffin is located at 113 W. Pleasant Ave. in Covington. For more information, call 290-8225.
Veterans Welcome Home and Job Fair will be held Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free food and fun for the whole family. The event will be held at NSA Mid-South Conference Center at 5700 Attu Street in Millington. It is a special event for All Operations Enduring and Iraq Freedom Veterans and family. There will be health benefit information, VA Staff & Special Programs on site, Education Information and enrollment for healthcare. This is hosted by Memphis VA Medical Center and NSA Mid-South Fleet & Family Support Center. For more information, contact Brenda Sherman 874-5330.
Mullins United Methodist Women will sponsor their 36th annual Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Mullins United Methodist Church located at 4 N. Mendenhall at Walnut Grove in Memphis. Exhibitors from around the Mid-South in three areas: gym, education, building and fellowship hall. Free parking, free admission and free shuttle van. All proceeds go to local missions such as MIFA, Neighborhood Center, Church Health Center, Reelfoot Rural Ministries, heifer International Project, First Works, Hannah’s Hope, United Methodist Committee on Relief for West Tennessee and Lester School.
Come “PULL for a special kid” at the ULTIMATE tug-of-war challenge, the 17th Annual Plane Pull and Fall Festival. Join Special Kids and Families on Saturday, November 2nd at the Millington Regional Jetport for this fun filled day! Gates open at 9 a.m., and the main event of Man versus Plane starts at 10 am. You don’t want to miss watching the adult and youth teams compete by pulling a 727 FedEx jet and a 32,000 pound FedEx ATR feeder aircraft. All proceeds benefit Special Kids and Families, so join in on the competition by forming a team today! This year will be the first ever Plane Pull Fall Festival featuring KidZone, Touch-A-Truck, Crafts Fair & Food Truck Vendors. For more information, contact Dynisha Woods at 901-683-8787 or email@example.com. Visit www.planepullmemphis.com for detailed event information.
The Bolton Full Gospel Church
The church was founded in the mid-1950s in the community of Bolton. In 1956, services were being held in a one-room schoolhouse on Brunswick Road. A dream of the early founders, Brother John Edgar Jolly being one, was to build a church. They prayed and a 10-acre lot on the corner of Pleasant Ridge and Ricks Roads became available for purchase. It was set in motion, and the dream became a reality when the “old” sanctuary was completed and dedicated Oct. 20, 1963. We have held our homecomings the first Sunday of October ever since. This Oct. 6 will be the 50th year BFG Church has been on this corner: A great asset to this community; a beautiful place of worship. Give all the glory to Jesus.
If you know of anyone who would like to come, give them a call. Or, give us their address or phone number and the church will give them a personal invitation. The church needs your help in making this a great celebration. For more information, visit the website www.boltonfullgospelchurch.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 872-2744 or Bettye Perkins 302-0118.