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Calendar of Events March 12, 2015

Cal River City News 2-26The River City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Feb. 14 at Old Timers Restaurant for their February meeting. The guest speaker was WWII veteran, Jim Craig. He had so many fascinating stories to tell of his experiences in Europe. He was assigned to maintain the tanks that General Patton’s Division drove. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Several husbands and other guest attended the meeting to hear Craig talk about some of his experiences. The River City Chapter presented Craig and his wife with a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Veteran’s Memorial.

Month of March
Tickets are now available for the locally-made movie “Awakening Of A Troubled Mind” third showing. The first two showing have old out. The movie will be screened at Studio On The Square on Thursday, March 12 and there will be an addition showings  with the 7 and 9 p.m. The third showing will be on March 16 at 7 p.m. at the same location. This is a RIPP Entertainment Film Production and for more information, call 921-2456.

Free E-File Friday will start Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The program will continue until April 10. Sign-up outside starting at 9 a.m. until full for the day. Bring 1095A if health insurance purchased through marketplace. For more information for the program in your community, visit or call 1-888-227-7669.

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.

The Millington Optimist Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Pig N Whistle located at 6084 Kerrville Rosemark Road. For more information, call George Crews at 872-4232 or e-mail

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.

West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church is inviting all to their Sunday morning worship services. The subject of the worship services during January, 2015, is Stewardship. Rev. James Hamblin will be delivering the message each Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

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 at 7942 Church Street from noon to 1 p.m. The program is a local non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. For more information, call program founder/coordinator and CEO Carol Jenkins 949-1675.

March 18
KICKS will meet on Wednesday night, March 18, at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by worship, crafts and recreation.  The theme is Rock Star Night.  For more information, call 876-5757.

March 19
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, Thursday, March 19 at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. The guest speaker will be David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee who will discuss tax benefits for seniors.  For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

March 21
The Jackson Culley Mito-What 5K is celebrating its sixth year. This year’s theme is “Heroes Unite.” The Sixth Annual Mito-What 5K is scheduled for March 21 at the USA Stadium in Millington. They are expecting hundreds of racers to join in on race day. The organizers want participants and businesses to take part in the event. Over the past five years, the organizers have raised more than $100,000 for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. For more information about the foundation, visit and about the event call 451-4043.

March 28
Community Health Fair will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Temple United Methodist Church located at 4404 Sykes Road in Millington. On site will be the Lifeblood mobile, college of dentistry, eyeglass adjustments/cleaning, Flag City cross-fit, certified health nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, master gardeners, and Arlington Chiropractic just to name a few.  We will be having free giveaways as well. Come join the health fair and be a part of this educational opportunity that the church’s Food & Faith Ministry is offering.

Come out for a night of fun on Saturday at St. William Catholic Church, 3942 Easley Ave., in Millington,  for Trivia Night with Bro. Ignatius Brown.  Play starts at 7 p.m. Bring your own food, drinks and snacks.  There is a cost per person, table of 8 for a team.  Registration forms can be located on the church website Door prizes and prizes for the top three scoring teams.  Make checks payable to St. William. For more information, call Bill Beckman at 413-2567 or Bitha Luze at 872-3635.

Returning in 2015 –
April 10 & 11 in Atoka
After a very successful years, the Atoka BBQ Fest will be back again in 2015. The contest will take place in Atoka on April 10 and 11. It will be located at Nancy Lane Park, 118 Atoka Park Ave., on the South side of the Park. The contest will again be sanctioned by the Memphis Barbecue Network, featuring Pro and Challenger divisions. New for 2015, is the Kids Cook-Off, don’t forget to check it out. All of the great live music, family entertainment, and vendors will be back again. All information regarding the contest can be found at this link including; contest rules and entry form, kids cook-off rules and entry form, sponsorship opportunities, vendor application, judging application, and band application.

April 4
Munford Baptist Church, located at 1253 Munford Ave., Annual Kidz Easter Celebration Egg Hunt will be held Saturday April 4, at 1 p.m. for ages 0-10 rain or shine. For more information, contact Munford Baptist Church at 837-6325.

April 11
The Shelby Forest Spring Fest will be April 11at Meeman Shelby Forest from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  There will be having arts and crafts, music, food, horseshoe tournament, kids games and rides, possibly crawfish and a BarBQ competition and much more. For more information, call Ben Wolfe at 591-5840.

April 25
The Second Annual Horseapalooza at Woodstock Cuba Saddle Club will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Flo Munoz at 308-3424 or Lydia Holland at -282-9709.

April 25-26
The Turtle Island Native American Association will present it’s annual Millington Pow Wow earlier this year. Normally, the festival is held in August. But this year’s event has been moved up to the weekend of April 25-26 at Millington’s USA Stadium located at 4351 Babe Howard Blvd. If you miss this event, the nearest Turtle Island Pow Wow will be in Tupelo, Miss., on May 9-10 with the 10th Annual White Buffalo Pow-Wow at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo. For more information about the Pow Wow in Millington or to get the full calendar for this year, contact Hal Colston at 876-4015.

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