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Calendar of Events October 23

Casa Grace Senior Home residents recognized National Breast Cancer Awareness Month a recent party at the Raleigh facility. Most of the seniors enjoyed music in their pink outfits.

Month of October
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.
Community Elder in Pink 10-16
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.

Stay fit and active with low impact senior exercise class offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Baker Community Center Room 5. Baker Community Center is located at 7942 Church Street in Millington. For more information, call 873-5770.

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.

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.

Oct. 24
The Second Annual Trunk or Treat Fun For All Boo Cruise and Hay Ride will be held Oct. 24 at El Toro Taco located at 8067 Highway 51 North in Millington. The event is being presented by El Toro Taco, Hot Rod Barn, City of Millington, Rosemark Pentecostal Church, Jordan’s Lighthouse, The Millington Star and Southern Meat Market. The event is open to the public and will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be games, a car show, candy, hay ride and more. For more information, call 872-8226.

Oct. 25

The annual Fall Festival and Closing Ceremonies for the Millington Farmer’s Market will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will be full of fun events and the send off of the Millington Farmer’s Market for the season at 5152 Easley Street in Millington. For more information, 873-5770

Come out this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jameson Park (up the hill from Millington Middle School) for the second edition of Market@thePark. Come to enjoy food, music, and shopping with lots of vendors. Event organizers will be donating the vendor fees to Confidential Care for Women, a group of pro-life advocates based in Covington. If you would like to be a vendor,  room will be made for you.  There is a fee, and you find more information at or search “Market@thePark” on Facebook.
Trunk or Treat will be held at Drummond Elementary located at  5068 Drummonds Road in Drummonds from noon to 3 p.m. Children and adults dress up in your favorite costumes. In additions to the fun and games, there will be a health screening. Food will be sold along with a bake sale. For more information, call Tena Alexander at 835-3267.

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.

Munford Middle School will be hosting the Holly Craft Jubilee Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft fair will be held in the gymnasium and craft of all kinds will be for sale. The admission is free and booth spaces are still available for crafters. There is a fee for that. For more information, call Susan White at 840-9650 or e-mail

E.A. Harrold Elementary in Millington will be hosting it’s annual Fall Carnival on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is our primary fundraiser of the year for the school. For more information, call 873-8165.

Jordan’s Thrift’s Gifts and Java will celebrate its first anniversary this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6646 Highway 51 North in Millington. Come by for sales, music, free coffee and cake. There will be hot dogs, chips and drink for sale and  donations will be accepted. For more information, call 872-0724.

Faith Assembly of God Millington Men’s Fellowship Gospel Sing and Fish Fry will be held Saturday at the church at 9540 Highway 51 North in Millington. Come and join for an afternoon of Southern Gospel music, food, fun and Christian fellowship. The event will feature Crossing Jordan and Servants Heart. No tickets are necessary (love offering for quartets and donations for meal accepted). Singing starts at 2:45 p.m. with dinner to follow at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 872-8443.

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.

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.

The St. William Women’s Club is having their Annual Harvest Dinner and Silent  Auction on Sat. Nov. 1 in our Life Center located next door to the Church. The church will be serving turkey and dressing and all the trimmings.  The Auction will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available in advance, call Bitha Luze at 872-3635 or Shirley Maes at 647-6111 or the church office at 872-4099.

Nov. 8
The public is invited to come out in honoring all who served in the first Millington Veterans’ Parade since 1974. Everyone wishing to honor our veterans is invited to participate. Pre-registration is required. For more information about the parade, contact Millington Arts, Recreation & Parks at 873-5770. Millington’s VFW Post 7175 will host a community cookout following the parade at the post located at 4681 Cuba-Millington Road in Millington. (Rain date is Nov. 15)

A Fish Fry with pond-raised catfish, white beans, fries, cole slaw, hushpuppies, tea or coffee and dessert will be held Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church FLC from 4 to 7 p.m. The church is located at 4635 Quito Drummonds Road in Quito. There is a fee for takeout orders. This is a fund-raising event for the building fund. For more information, call 835-5143.

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 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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