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Calendar of Events August 14

The Ninth Annual Turtle Island Pow Wow will be held Aug. 16-17 at USA Stadium in Millington. Saturday’s activity will start at 9 a.m. and Sunday will have events from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be the Aztec dancers Quetzalcoatl, Native American arts and crafts, and all drums and dancers are welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs and participate in various styles of dances including the special children’s dances. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children over the age of 6 years old and $2 for elders. No drugs, alcohol or firearms allowed at this event. For more information, call Hal Colston at 876-4015.

Month of August
The Millington LioTurtle Island Pow Wowns Club is holding its Pancake Breakfast during the 2014 International Goat Days Festival at the USA Stadium in Millington Sept. 13 from 6 to 11 a.m. The Club holds this event to raise money to provide the members of the community who are in need with the gift of sight and hearing. The funds collected pay for eye exams for glasses and auditory exams for hearing aids, as well as providing financial assistance for eye and ear surgeries.  The Lions Club is asking local businesses for donations and/or sponsorships to provide food products and/or monies to cover the cost for food and supplies for the event. The projected menu is coffee, milk, orange juice, sausage, bacon and of course pancakes with syrup and jellies.
Sponsorship packages are also available with Gold Sponsor ($100 or more) or Silver Sponsor ($50-$99). To donate or sponsor, mail check to:
Millington Lions Club, Attn: Linda Overstreet
4694 Oak Harbour Trace, Millington, TN 38053
For more information, e-mail

The Millington Lions Club meets at Olympic Steakhouse in Millington every second and fourth Tuesday at noon. The Lions Clubs works around the world for visually impaired and hearing impaired. The public is welcome to join the Club members and to make additional inquiries.

West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church located at 3099 West Union Road is having a series of sermons based on the book of Hebrew, entitled “Jesus is Greater.” Morning worship service is at 11 a.m.  Come join the church for a message.  For more information, call 876-5757, ext 3.

Millington Airport Authority Board of Commissioners Meetings are scheduled at 3:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at Millington Regional Jetport. For more information, call 873-5796.

Jordan’s Thrifts, Gifts & Java located at 6646 Highway 51 North by Plantation Oaks Hotel will be starting classes on Jan. 6 from 6-8 p.m. for the following classes: Domestic Violence, Shelter from the Storm (Overcoming Sexual Abuse) and Celebrate Recovery (Overcoming Addictions). For more information, call one of these women to sign up as space is limited Lisa Tennyson at 828-2189 or Lainie Hale at 488-0268.

Tops (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)  meets on Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at Millington Community Center. Come join 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.

Join Jeremy Rochell every Monday morning from 9 a.m.-noon for an educational program to make landscape improvements in local parks. This program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult or pre-register at 7942 Church Street in Millington.  All materials will be provided.  No fee to participate.

Soul Out Ministries’ Hot Nutritional Meal are served every Thursday at the Baker Community Center from noon to 1 p.m. The program is affiliated with Dream Interfaith Ministries and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, call program founder/coordinator Carol Jenkins 949-1675.

Aug. 16
The Millington Public Library Car Show will be held Saturday Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 872-1585 by Aug. 14. There are 20 spots available. There will be prizes for first, second and third place. They will be voted on by Library patrons. The entry fee is a donation and donations will be used for children’s book collection.
Music will be provided during the event and one free children’s book will be given to each child in attendance. Like the Library on Facebook or visit the website at

Aug. 17
Homecoming will be celebrated at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3099 West Union Road, Millington, on Aug. 17 at 11 a.m.  Church service will be at 11 with a pot luck dinner and fellowship following.  Homecoming is a good time for renewal of your faith or a time to start a new phase in your life.  Come join us for faith, fellowship and food. For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.

Join Grace Community Church Sunday, Aug. 17 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary. There will be special music, activities for the kids, potluck and more. Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. with the potluck to follow. The church is located at 1880 Fite Road in Memphis. For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page or call 357-0557.

Aug. 20
Kids In Christ the King is a youth program at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  It is for children ages 3-17 years old and meets every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m.  Dinner is served
at 6.  The first session is Aug, 20 in the Family Living Center. For more information, call 876-5757 ext. 3.

Aug. 21
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 Joy Williams, Senior Living Advisor for “A Place for Mom.”  She will discuss senior citizen living options and caregiving for seniors.  For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

Aug. 23
Millington Superintendent Dr. David Roper announced that, at 10 a.m., Aug. 23, a “celebration” of the new school system will be conducted in the Millington Central High School Cafeteria. Although the details about the “specific agenda” will be released soon, he said everyone in the community is “welcome” to attend the event.
Also there will be a Metro Football Jamboree Aug. 16 for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth graders from 9 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 6
Wild Game Dinner will be held at Millington First Baptist Church located at 5010 West Union Ave. Millington FBC is hosting their annual wild game dinner on Saturday.  The wild game dinner will begin at 5 p.m. (doors open for vendors and appetizers at 2 p.m.)with our special guest speaker Brodie Swisher of Paris.  There is a cost for a wild game dinner, which can be purchased in the church office or the church event desk.  For more information contact the church office at 872-2264 or visit our website at

Millington FBC is hosting a car show in conjunction with their annual wild game dinner on Saturday, Sept. 6.  The car show will accept cars for entry from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (there is a fee for cars).  The car show will be from 1- 4p.m. with awards to be given at 5 p.m. before the wild game dinner.  Admission is free to attend.  Concessions will be provided.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Millington Crisis Center.  For more information, contact the church office at 872-2264 or visit our website at

CBC Seminars
2014 Gardening Seminars sponsored by Millington City Beautiful Commission
August 9 ~ “Trees and Storms”
By Master Gardener Jim Volgas
October 11 ~ T B A
September 13 ~ “Daffodils” By Master Gardener Dan Fuchs
May 31 ~ “Where the Wild Things Are”
By Master Gardener Sheryl Rose
September 20 ~ “Fall Containers”
By Master Gardener Vicky Higgins
November 15 ~ “Wreath Workshop”
For additional information contact: or call Jeremy at 873-5700

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