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Calendar of Events March 19, 2015

Cal Sellers speaks at Rotary 3-19The Millington Star Editor Thomas Sellers Jr. was the guest speaker the weekly Millington Rotary Club Meeting held at Patriot Bank last Thursday. Sellers spoke on his career at the newspaper and recent issues published by The Star. After his speech, Sellers was joined by Rotary members Cary Vaughn and Larry Jackson. The Rotary Club informed Sellers on upcoming events involving the organization like the Ninth Annual Taste of Millington presented by the Rotary Club and Patriot Bank scheduled for March 24 at the North 82 Gymnasium from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The musical guest will be Sue and the Lenders. More than 30 vendors are scheduled to attend from across West Tennessee. There is an admission of $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.

Month of March
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.

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 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 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
A Community Health Fair will be held form 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine at Temple United Methodist Church located at 4404 Sykes Road in Millington. Residents are invited to come out to the community healthfair. The event will have the Lifeblood mobile, college of dentistry, eye glass adjustments/cleaning, Flag City crossfit, certified health nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, master gardeners, and Arlington Chiropractic.  There will be free giveaways as well. This is an 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.

The Kiwanis Club of Millington’s annual Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at the Baker Community Center. Tickets are available for purchase from Kiwanis members or on the day of the event.

March 29
City of Millington Arts & Recreation Easter Eggstravaganza will be March 29 at 2 p.m.   at Aycock Park located at 7330 Renda Street. There will be Egg Hunts, games, music and the Easter Bunny.

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 7
The Second Annual Millington Education Foundation Banquet sponsored by Ritter Communications will be held April 7. The social time will be at 6 p.m. and the dinner program will start 30 minutes later at the NSA Pat Thompson Center located at 5700 Attu Street in Millington. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ben Amaba with Conversation in Education and the practice of innovation on economic development. Amaba is a Millington Central High School graduate with a PhD from MIT. He is now a vice president at IBM. There are still sponsorship opportunities and silent auction items are still needed. For more ticket information, call Rosie Crawford at 337-1485 or contact Cary Vaughn at, Beth Hearn at or Crawford at

April 10 & 11
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 11
The Shelby Forest Spring Fest will be April 11 at 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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