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Calendar of Events October 9

Oct. 10
The UCAN Fifth Annual Swing for Success Golf Scramble to benefit UCAN’s Anti-Bullying Program Oct. 10 at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Millington. The format is a four-man scramble. Registration is at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There is a cost per team which includes lunch, goody bag and winner’s trophy. For more information, call 262-8642 or visit
UCAN’s mission is to strengthen young adolescents through mentoring, personal development and education which will bring forth positive growth in the community. Stop bullying now!

Oct. 11
The Ecumenical Bazaar is coming up soon. The Millington Ecumenical Bazaar will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street in Millington. You will find crafts, canned goods, jellies, home made baked goods, bread and candy.  There will also be White Elephant items. Come and support your local churches. For more information, call Susan Howard at 835-2426.

A Fish Fry will be held at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Oct. 11.  The address of the church is 3099 West Union Road.  The time for the fish fry is 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Millington’s Green and Clean Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 11. The Citywide Recycling Day, sponsored by Millington City Beautiful Commission is pen to all Millington residents and reserve areas. E-Cycle almost anything that plugs in including: used and / or broken electrical devices, appliances, computers, fans, phones, lamps, TVs, power tools, DVD players, printers, vacuums, cables / cords, monitors, radios (no air conditioners, refrigerators or freezers). You may also recycle plastic, glass, metal cans, newspaper and cardboard. There will be two drop offs at this location, one for E-Cycle and one for recycling. Have your items separated. For morel information, contact Millington City Beautiful Commission at

United Christian Fellowship Church in Millington will be hosting a Clean Up Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Hollywood community in Memphis. Participants will be cleaning up two streets in the community near Eldridge and Hunter. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department will be present. If you would like to participate, join the church at Walgreens on the corner of Hollywood and Jackson before 10 a.m. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided. For more information, call Rita Montgomery at 218-0319 or e-mail

Oct. 15
KICKs, Kids in Christ the King, will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The theme for Oct. 15  is ‘The Circus.’ Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the KICKS class meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 16
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 Stacie Ledridge, Field Service Representative, Federal Employees Program for BlueCross/BlueShield of Tennessee.  She will discuss the upcoming benefit/rate changes for 2015.  For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

Oct. 18
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church will hold its Annual Barbeque Dinner on Saturday.  Dinner will include pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and dessert.  Take outs will start at noon with sit down service from 4:30-7 p.m. St. Anne’s is located at 4063 Sykes Road in Millington.  For more information, call 872-0303.
Oct. 22
KICKs, Kids in Christ the King, will meet on Wednesday, Oct .22, at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The theme for Oct. 22  is ‘Tie Dye’.’ Come wearing your best tie dye!  Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the KICKS class meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 25
Jack Leonard, a State Farm Agent in Millington will be hosting a community-wide safety day on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at his office located at 8110 Highway 51 North. The Millington Fire Department, Millington Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to provide safety demonstrations and tips. A community-wide safety day and customer appreciation event offering tips and advice on fire and automobile safety, as well as to thank customers for their trust in State Farm. This event is free to the public. The Millington Fire Department will offer advice and tips on fire safety at home. The Millington Police Department will offer demonstrations and assist families with the proper installation of child safety seats in vehicles. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department will offer advice and demonstrations on the hazards of drunk and distracted driving. The State Farm Good NeigBEAR® will be on hand, and refreshments will be served. There also will be a drawing for several door prize giveaways. Jack Leonard has been a State Farm agent in the Millington-area community for nearly 30 years. His customers are his friends and neighbors, and like a good neighbor he wants everyone to stay safe and healthy. Leonard believes this community event will offer important safety advice and tips of value to everyone.
Nov. 1
The Brighton High School Lady Cardinals will be hosting a 5k at the school on Nov. 1 beginning at 9 a.m.  It is a fundraiser for the program and Make-A-Wish Mid-South. For more information, call 837-5800.

Oct. 29
KICKs, Kids in Christ the King, will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The theme for Oct .29  is ‘Fall Fest Fun.’ Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the KICKS class meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Master Gardeners
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Master Gardener’s course and are available from either the Tipton County Extension Office located at 111 West Washington Ave. in Covington or by downloading one from the website at
The 15-week class begins on Jan. 6, 2015 at the Extension Office; each class is from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. Applications should be submitted by Nov. 3 and there is a course fee must be paid by Nov. 28.  The course fee covers the cost of the student handbook and class materials. The handbook covers topics such as basic botany, soil composting, herb and vegetable gardening, turf grasses , weed control and a variety of other points of interest to gardeners.  Class presenters are Extension Agents, specialists from the University of Tennessee and other agencies and Master Gardeners.
The Master Gardener course is offered by the University of Tennessee; for more information, contact the Extension Office at 476-0231 or Mike Morrison at

Health and Wholeness Week
Millington First United Methodist Church presents  a Month of Health and Wholeness in October. All events are free to the public and being held at the church at 8029 Wilkinsville Road.
Week 2
Sunday, Oct. 12  at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Worship- “Heart, Mind and Soul Go Hand in Hand” with a special presentations by Stephen Ministers, Roy Hall and Jan Cleveland.
Week 3
Saturday, Oct. 19 at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Worship-“A Teaspoon of Mustard does a Whole Lot of Good” and a special anointing service with Rev. Sam Pace.
Week 4
Sunday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Worship- “Finishing Strong”
“Finishing Strong” Seminar, noon, Williams Hall, Lunch provided, sponsored by the Stephen Ministers Topics:  Aging and End of Life, Hospice & Palliative Care, and Caring for the Elderly, Speakers:  Dr. Nathan Rawls, Jeffrey Harris and Linda Evans, R.N.  Participants will receive “The Five Wishes” document as part of this program.
For more information call the church at 872-4414

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