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Calendar of Events April 9

Cal Optimist Club March 4-2On March 12, the Millington Optimist Club meet at the Pig ‘N Whistle Restaurant recognizing the top three contestants in its essay contest. The essays were entitled “Optimism Should Be A Priority”. The top three contestants were presented a medallion and a framed certificate by club president, George Crews. All three contestants and their families attended the presentation and were guests of the Optimists for dinner. The winning contestants were, First Place – Kimberlee Taylor, Second Place –  Emily Barriston, and Third Place – Abby Grow. All three are seniors at Arlington High School and are headed for college after graduation. The first place winner will compete in statewide competition which will take place on May 16 in Mt. Juliet where the top state essay will be presented to delegates to the Optimist state meeting and the winning student will be presented with a $2,500 scholarship. The Millington Optimist Club meets each month on the second and fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Pig ‘N Whistle. For more information, call Cathy Barrington at 872-3419. Pictured from  left are Kimberlee Taylor, Emily Barriston and Abby Grow.

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 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 11&18
*April 11 is the citywide yard sale.
*April 18 is the citywide litter pick up.  Volunteers are needed. The day will start at  Aycock Park at 8:30 a.m.  Volunteers will be given free T-shirts.  Come spend a few hours helping beautify the city.

April 16
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, Thursday,  at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington.  For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

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.

Trivia Night benefiting the Millington Trojan baseball and football teams will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Millington Holiday Inn. There is a $100 fee per table with proceeds going to the Trojan athletic teams. For more information, call 652-1646.

Millington Central High School Choral Society is hosting Millington’s Got Talent, a talent show that will feature Millington’s greatest talent ages 9-21. It will be a preliminary contest to the Mid-South Fair Talent Competition. There will be a Junior and Senior divisions. There will be a representative from the Mid-South Fair to invite the winners and worthy contestants to the prestigious contest in September.
The event will be held on April 18 with Junior Division at 2 p.m. and Senior Division at 7 p.m. For more information, call MCHS Choral Director Calvin Ellis at 873-8100.

The Annual St. Jude Gospel Extravaganza will be held Saturday at the Baker Community Center in Millington from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. The event will be featuring 10 gospel groups, craft and food vendors, McGruff, the Crime Dog, inflatables and kids games, silent auction, door prizes and more. All admission and vendor fees go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, contact Mike Tarpley, coordinator, at 872-2486.

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
Millington First United Methodist Church located at 8029 Wilkinsville Road in Millington will be hosting a pair of meetings Saturday April 25. One will be Renewable Energy Seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at Williams Hall. The focus is on local development of solar, biofuel and wind energy. The guest speakers will be from West Tennessee Solar Farm and Clean Energy Renewable Fuels (no charge and breakfast provided). The other meeting will be Creation Care Sunday from 8:30 to 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary. The focus will be on caring for God’s Creation. From 9:40 to 10:30 a.m., “Hell on Earth” will take place with presentation and reception at Williams Hall. For more information, call 872-7812 or 481-4593.

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 2
The Millington Farmers’ Market Season Opener will be held May 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5152 Easley Street. For more information, call 873-5770.

May 14
The Library in Millington will be celebrating its 60th birthday (with 10 years as Millington Public Library) on May 14 at 6 p.m. until closing. The Library will also have its first award to an outstanding community member who has supported the library through thick and thin. This will be a surprise for the person.
Summer Reading kickoff will be carnival oriented with booths for various games set up outside on the front lawn. Sign-ups will be done and children and teens will receive their initial bag of goodies. Hotdogs will be served too. New books for their reading pleasure and more prizes (weekly and grand prizes at the end). Theme is Every Hero has a story. This will include local heroes such as police and fireman as well as super hero characters.

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.

Sponsored by Millington
City Beautiful
*April 11  11 a.m. @ Millington Library — Bees
Speaker: David Glover, Bartlett Bee Whisperers
*May 9  11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market — Let’ Talk Tomatoes
Speaker: Tom Mashour, Master Gardener
*June 13 11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market — Roses
Speaker: Don Wear, Master Gardener
*July 11 11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market — Easy Kitchen Gardens-Herbs
Speaker: Evelyn Mosley, Memphis Herb Society
*Aug. 9 11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market— Perennials
Speaker: JoeEllen Diamond, Tipton County Ext Agent
*Oct. 10 11 a.m. @ Millington Farmers Market — Gardens in Winter
*Nov. 7 11 a.m. @ Millington Library
Speakers: Molly Hampton, Penny Glover, Rosemark Garden Club
Pre-Registration Required, Sign Up @ Library

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