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Calendar of Events March 10, 2016

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*Thursday, March 17 at  7:30 a.m., the Military Appreciation Breakfast honoring the Military Personnel of the Year will be held at the at N-82 Gym located at 792 Memphis Ave in Millington. Tickets are $15 and you must reserve tickets prior to the event. Email:

*Save the date, Tuesday April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Millington Job & Education Fair. Secure a spot today by emailing:

*Millington Crisis Center Needs: As some of you know, the Millington Crisis Center was broken into twice in the past 2 months.  The Center is in need of diapers, formulas, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, and monetary donations.  The Center is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., each week.  Donations can be brought to 8133 Wilkinsville Road.  The Center also have a  “gofundme” page on our FB page.

*Memphis International Raceway: World Series of Drag Racing celebrates its 63rd year in 2016 USA’s oldest drag racing event moves to a new location with new energy and support from Sunoco and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau
Tickets went on sale Friday, March 4 at or call (800)745-3000
IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), a TPG portfolio company, Sunoco, and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau announced today that the World Series of Drag Racing is returning this summer, but to a new and larger facility in a major league sports market. The world’s longest continually running drag racing event will celebrate its 63rd year at the Mid-South’s premiere motorsports destination, Memphis International Raceway (MIR) August 26- 27 with support from Sunoco and the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Month of March
-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.

-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

-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.

Class Reunion Info
*The Millington Central High School Class of 1991 will be having their 25 year reunion June 3-5, 2016.  For more information visit or e-mail

*George R. Ellis Jr. High School class of 1966 will have a meeting on Thursday April 7 at noon at Olympic Steakhouse in Millington. For more information contact Jerry Cooper at 603-1586 or May (Smith)  Hicks at 872-4065 or 517-3021

Playhouse 51
Playhouse 51 in Millington announces its next production, Catch Me If You Can by Robert Thomas.  Performances are March 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p. m. in Harvell Civic Center, located at 8077 Wilkinsville Road. This Catch Me If You Can is not the same as the movie with that title but it’s every bit as much, if not more, fun what with all the twists, turns, red herrings, and the surprise ending.  Such a surprise that, in the tradition of Agatha Christie, the audience will be asked not to reveal the ending outside the theatre so as not to spoil it for anyone else.
In this hilarious mystery comedy Daniel Corban and his new bride Elizabeth are honeymooning in his boss’s summer home in the Catskills when she suddenly disappears.  Enter local Inspector Levin who seems more interested in his sandwich than in finding the missing Mrs. Corban.  Then, a Priest shows up bringing Elizabeth with him and she asks Daniel’s forgiveness.  The problem is — Daniel swears she’s not his wife, that he’s never seen this woman in his life!  Soon there’s a murder, then another, and before long Daniel is drowning in suspicions when all he ever wanted was his wife back.
Catch Me If You Can is a cheerful, unpredictable game of homicide and who dunnit that will keep you guessing until the very end.  Director Paul Webb says:  “The last 15 minutes alone are worth the price of the ticket.”    Come see if you can figure out what is going on and just who Inspector Levin needs to catch — when he finishes his sandwich, of course.  But, please, don’t reveal the ending.
For ticket and other information, call 872-7170, visit, or like us on Facebook.  Catch Me If You Can is produced by Playhouse 51 by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and is sponsored locally by Mike Caruthers, USA Properties.

March 12
Millington Elementary is hosting a Spring Fling on March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will consist of 40 or more silent auction baskets, vendor booths, concessions, pie the teacher, kiss a pig and inflatables for the kids.

March 15
The Millington City Beautiful Gardening Series will continue Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. with “Growing Organic Vegetables and Blueberries” presented by Alvin Harris (local organic farmer). The event will take place at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Baker Street in Millington. It’s free to the public and for more information call 872-2609.

March 17
The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held Thursday, March 17 at the Millington Public Library, 4857 Navy Road, at noon.  You may bring a brown bag lunch if you desire to do so.  The guest speaker will be Rhonda Mooney, NARFE Tennessee Federation First Vice-President.  For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

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