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Calendar of Events April 23, 2015

MCHS Sciene Award 4-23The University of Memphis  Civil Engineering Department annually sponsors the Jr. Canstruction® Contest.  This STEM, science, technology, engineering and math, contest is held throughout the nation to challenge students to design and build a structure made from cans of food.  All food cans are given to the Shelby County Food Bank.  For the second year in a row the Interact Club of Millington Central High School has placed in the event.  This year’s theme was “ Curing hunger one meal at a time.”  The students won a plaque for winning The Best Meal category. This year’s design was made from 1233 cans!Interact Club members participating in this event were Corina Banda, Avyon Bess, Shontasia Crayton, Layla Gray, Chelsea Landis, Tabitha Locke, Sarah Myers, Jessica Parks, Tashanna Robinson, Ashton Smith, and Alicia Tejeda.

Month of April
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 Inductee 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 juzsargnchrg@juno.com

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.

The Millington Crisis Center and St. William Catholic Church are joining forces to raise money for the Crisis Center and the church.
The Eighth Annual Chinese Auction will be held on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at St. William located at 8027 West Street in Millington.
The Auction will be preceded by a spaghetti dinner cooked by the Knights of Columbus.  There is a price for the dinner, which includes 20 tickets used for the Chinese Auction.  Bidders win by placing their numbered tickets in the container in front of the item they wish to bid on.  As tickets are drawn the number of the winning ticket is called and that person claims their item.  This is a fun evening and everyone in the community is invited.  Advance tickets are available at the church office or by contacting Bitha Luze at 872-3635 or Shirley Maes at 647-6111.  Additional auction tickets can be purchased the night of the auction.

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.

The Lucy Garden Club has its plant sale every other year and this is the year.  On Saturday, May 2, it will be held at the home of Tom and Pat Mashour, at 4639 Cedar Hills Drive in Millington, just three doors from Raleigh-Millington Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Evelyn Talada’s, “Evie’s Bloomers”, will be there and will be the featured vendor with her tropical and other plants that are pleasing to both birds and people. Tom will be available to answer your vegetable questions. For more information, call Mashour at 872-3593 or 337-0046.

St. Mark Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will host a Mother’s Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pat Thompson Conference Center with special guest host WMC’s Kontji Anthony. For ticket or more information, call Jan E. Sneed at 835-3177.
May 14
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.

2015 GARDENING SERIES
Sponsored by Millington
City Beautiful
*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

This Summer
Join The Millington Municipal Schools’ Summer STEM Camp, “The City of the Future,” for middle school students interested in hands-on science, engineering, and math projects.
The Millington Municipal Schools’ Summer STEM Camp for students’ grades 6-8 will be held June 8-19 at Millington Central High School. The camp will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon Monday through Friday each week.  Students attending Millington Municipal Schools last year or those having been accepted for open enrollment for next year may apply; there is no fee to attend.
“The City of the Future” STEM Camp is designed to give middle school students the opportunity to engage in a variety of hands-on construction technologies, scientific experiments, and real world math skills needed to explore new and emerging science and technology.
Using Physics and Engineering skills, students will design and build their model city of the future, water bottle rockets, earthquake proof towers, solar cars, and bridges.  Students will have the opportunity to use Biology and Chemistry lab skills to explore the properties of safe drinking water compared to safe natural water systems needed by wildlife.
Applications are available at Millington Central High School’s Main Office or on the Millington Municipal Schools’ website home page.  Applications can be returned via email, dropped off at the high school, or mailed to:

Millington Central High School
ATTN: STEM CAMP APPLICATION
8050 West Street
Millington, TN  38053

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