Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming music spectacular at The Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., on Saturday. The legendary recording artist will present an exciting celebration, filled with the very best in Christian music, including Gaither’s own multi-award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band . This special event will begin at 6 p.m.
For nearly half a century, multiple Grammy and Dove award winner Bill Gaither has been a musical trailblazer. His reputation as a performer, songwriter and mentor for newly-discovered artists is known world-wide. Gaither’s beloved series of Homecoming CDs and DVDs continues to top the sales charts and attract an ever-increasing audience. Whether you are a brand new fan or a longtime lover of feel-good Gospel music, don’t miss this incredible concert experience. “In times like these we must reflect on what is most important in our lives…faith, family and friends,” explains Gaither. “I invite everyone to join me and my special ‘friends’ for an uplifting musical extravaganza filled with joy, laughter, good music and great memories.”
The roster of “friends” taking the stage with Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band, featuring Mark Lowry, David Phelps and Wes Hampton, include The Martins, The Isaacs, Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams.
Additional information regarding the Gaither Christmas Homecoming Tour stop at The Landers Center in Southaven, is available online at www.premierproductions.com or www.gaither.com. To charge tickets by phone call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the Landers Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Complete information, including group ticket pricing is available by calling 662-470-2131.
Month of December
The Kiwanis Club of Millington’s annual Christmas Tree sales began Nov. 29. The sales location is the Millington Farmers Market. Kiwanis members will be present from 4-8 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday; and from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. Sales will continue until all trees are sold. All proceeds go back into the community for various service projects. Projects include scholarships for a Millington and Munford High School graduating senior, support for the annual Christmas Basket program, the Millington Crisis Center, Boy Scouts, Ronald McDonals House, Hope House-just to name a few. Kiwanis International includes more than 8,000 clubs with nearly 4000,000 members in more than 85 nations. This past year, Kiwanis clubs donated more than $1,000 million and almost 6 million volunteer hours for community-service projects.
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 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.
The Understanding Grief Series I presents free worksheets on surviving grief during the holidays. For more information, visit www.chriswmason.com or call C.W. Mason at 743-7705.
City of Munford, The recycling container is located at the south end of Haddad’s Department Store parking lot on Crigger Circle. Only newsprint, corrugated cardboard and plastics are collected at this site. Additional materials are collected at the Tipton County Recycling Center located at the landfill on Highway 51. Computers may be recycled free of charge at Expertek, 70 Munford Avenue.
Playhouse 51’s production of The musical comedy Sanders Family Christmas has been rescheduled due to inclement weather
Due to inclement weather this past weekend, Playhouse 51’s production of The Musical Comedy Sanders Family Christmas, sponsored by Patriot Bank and Patriot Bank Mortgage has new show dates. The revised production dates are as follows: Dec.12 at 7 p.m., Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m., and Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances will be held at the George Harvell Civic Center in Millington located at 8077 Wilkinsville Road. Tickets are available at the door and cost $12 for regular adults, $10 for seniors / students / military and Playhouse 51 members. For group rates call 872-6878.
Make plans to attend this special holiday production of The Musical Comedy Sanders Family Christmas written by Connie Ray, conceived by Alan Bailey with musical arrangements by John Foley and Gary Fagin. This sequel to the ever-popular Smoke on the Mountain musical features 25 Southern bluegrass, gospel, Christmas favorites as well as hilarious and touching stories. It is set in Mount Pleasant, N. C. on Christmas Eve, 1941, just 18 days after Pearl Harbor.
Playhouse 51 is a non-profit community theatre that produces four shows per year. The organization meets the third Tuesday of each month in the main auditorium at the Harvell Civic Center, 8077 Wilkinsville Road, at 7 p.m. Playhouse 51 welcomes new member and volunteers. For more information about the organization visit www.playhouse51.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/playhouse51, or call our information line at 872-71710.
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting and annual Christmas luncheon will be held at noon, Thursday at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. The installation of the 2014 Officers for the chapter will also be conducted. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.
On Saturday, Dec. 14 start early and participate in our Santa Swim by swimming one mile, the nursery will be available, all proceeds go to children programming in the Millington community area. For more information, call 873-1434, or visit at 7725 E. Navy Circle, Millington, TN 38053 for event fees.
Munford Baptist Church presents Christmas Village 2013. The public is invited to a magical Christmas Village. The Christmas Village will include music, snacks, and village shops where children can create Christmas crafts. There will also be an indoor snow area. The event is Saturday from 6-8 p.m. for all ages. Admissions is free but no childcare provided. For more information, call 837-6325.
Upper Canaan M. B. Church located at 9090 Highway 51 North in Millington will have a Clothes-Give-Away Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. An assortment of clothes and shoes for male and female adults as well as for children of all ages will be available. Accessories such as jewelry, belts, hats, scarves and gloves will be also be given. Household items (comforters, draperies, lamps ,etc.) along with toys and Christmas ornaments/decorations will be included. Pastor Julius Hawkins and members are asking all who can and will to come. For more information, call 872-0673 or 872-6919.
All men, women and children have been invited to celebrate and ear hats, hats and more hats. Located at New Living Well Worship Center at 7996 Wilkinsville Road in Millington, the event will be Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Food will be served immediately after morning worship service in the Fellowship Hall. The pastor and founder is Carolyn A.V. Brown.
Public Forum regarding smart meters will be held Dec. 16 at Jones Grove Baptist Church located at 366 Simmons Road in Munford starting at 7 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Jones Phillip Civic Club and Pastor Fred Bailey will be moderating. MLGW has been invited. It’s open to the public. For more information, call Bailey at 233-6367 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Millington Library Board is hosting a punch and cookie reception at the Millington Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 2-4 p.m. to honor new director Arlene Griffin and the Library staff. You are invited to come, enjoy a cookie, and say hello to the staff. For more informaton, call Sue Nan Hartley
Chair, Millington Library Board at 872-1608.
The Millington YMCA Craft Fair and Christmas Time at the Y will be this weekend Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community is welcomed. Come for homemade crafts, ornaments, jellies and gift ideas for purchase. It’s free for members, guests and community. The Y is located at 7725 Navy Circle East in Millington. For more information, call 873-1434.