Kerry Overton, executive director of Tipton County Commission on Aging, recently spoke to the Young at Heart senior group at Clopton United Methodist Church in Brighton. She discussed the various programs offered and available to the seniors in Tipton County.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
On Mondays, Yoga at Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street is available from 7-8 p.m. in the Cyprus Room. For more information, call 872-5770.
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.
Sarge’s Okinawan Freestyle Martial Arts will start April 1 at Baker Community Center in Millington. The American Wado-Ryu Federation International Hall of Fame Enductee Shihan R.L. “Sarge” Covin will be the instructor on Monday and Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The classes are free for children ages 5-18. Space is limited and for more information call 873-5770 or e-mail email@example.com
Join the Millington Arts Council on Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the NSA Mid-South Conference Center (Pat Thompson Building) as they present a new cultural arts event, “Connecting the Community and the Arts.”
The day will be full of musical entertainment, student artwork, local artists and vendors, and a silent art auction.
On the schedule for musical entertainment are the Millington Central High School band and choir, Tipton-Rosemark Academy choir, Millington Elementary School chorus, EA Harrold Chorus, and the musical sounds of Just In Case. Artwork and literary pieces from all of the Millington Municipal Schools will also be on display. Ribbons for the winners in each age category will be posted at 11 a.m. The MCHS National Art Honor Society will host a silent art auction with proceeds benefitting their scholarship fund. Bids for the silent auction close at 3 p.m. Local vendors will be on site as well, including Julia’s Herbal Gifts, On the Rag Designs, and Scentsy Candles. Come spend the day celebrating the Community and the Arts. Follow the Millington Arts Council on Social Media: www.facebook.com/millingtonartscouncil
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 www.stwilliamcc.org 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.
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.
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.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held at First United Methodist Church Saturday at 9:30 a.m. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children up to the fifth grade. Breakfast is at 10 a.m. and there will be chances for pictures with the Easter Bunny and treat bags. For more information, call 872-4414.
Millington Networking Breakfast
Cross Creek Apartments located at 8594 Blue Creek Circle will be hosting it’s “Networking Breakfast” to help businesses within the Millington community reach out to one another. Come join the event April 7 from 8 to 9 a.m. Breakfast will be served and a representative from each company will have 2 to 3 minutes to tell the audience about their his company. Breakfast is free. Business 2 Business to make Millington a stronger and closer community. RSVP and don’t forget your business cards to possibly win a prize. For more information, call Lindsey or Racheal at 873-0041. Meeting will be held in the clubhouse.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Beth Hearn at email@example.com or Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.townofatoka.com/pView.aspx?id=3019&catid=29 including; contest rules and entry form, kids cook-off rules and entry form, sponsorship opportunities, vendor application, judging application, and band application.
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.
VFW Post 7175 hosts Steak Night every Friday. On Friday April 24 at 1 p.m., the VFW Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Glen Eagle Golf Course. Banquet and prizes will be held at the VFW Post at 4681 Cuba Millington Road following the tournament. For more information, call 872-7175.
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.
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.
Amanda’s Way Second Annual Cruisin’ Against Bruisin’ will be held May 30 at Brighton High School located at 8045 Highway 51 South in Brighton. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:30. The award ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Cars, trucks and bikes of all makes and models are welcomed. There will be live music, a barbecue cookoff, silent auction and 50/50 raffle and other vendors. The event is in support of Amanda’s Way (stand against domestic violence in Tipton County). For more information, call 268-1995.