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Calendar of Events April 2, 2015

Cal DAR March Meeting 3-26The River City Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 14 at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. Natalie Payne, regent introduced the guest speaker, Colby Morgan from the sons of the American Revolution.  He spoke on the first president, George Washington. He told the group about some of the battles that Washington fought in around Brooklyn, N.Y.  Morgan gave a presentation of the program he gives to school children to teach them about the presidents. He brought several books that have been written about the first president as a reference source. 

Month of April
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

The Millington Quilters Guild meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maple Room located at 7942 Church Street. Weekly activities and projects are developed for all levels of quilters. This group makes several items to give back to groups such as veterans, families in need, those injured overseas, and children’s hospital’s.

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 started 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

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.

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.

April 7
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, 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.

Fish Fry will be held on  April 11 from 4:30-7 p.m .at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  For more information, call 873-1763.

The First Family Support Team of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, in Munford presents a celebratory banquet for Pastor Torent D. Miller for 5 years of service. The event will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Balcony located at 161 Quinton Drive in Munford. The attire is semi-formal. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call Chairperson Edna Russell at 826-6657.

April 18
There will be a Community Yard Sale at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on April 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Spaces are available.  Call Sharon Hance at 876-3265 to reserve space or for more information.

April 19
A play entitled “Master, Can You Use Me?” will be presented Sunday, at 2 p.m. at Upper Canaan Missionary Baptist Church located at 9090 Highway 51 North. The cast is described as eight gifted, God-fearing women portraying the Biblical characters of Tamar, Ruth, Naomi, Rahab, Mary-the Mother of Jesus, Bathsheba,Esther and Mary Magdalene. These women will be interviewed by God as they enter into His Holy presence under the directives of an office manager. Everyone is invited to this occasion. Minister Julius Hawkins, Pastor. For more information, call Sister Carolyn Bowen at 359-1158.

April 24
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.

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.

May 30
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.

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