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Calendar of Events September 15, 2016

Month of September

*The American Legion and Auxiliary holds monthly meetings at the Baker Center starting at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. On the first Saturday of the summer months the Auxiliary have been at the Farmers Market informing the community about our projects/programs that help our Veterans. For more information, email

*Soul Out Ministries’ 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, tax deductible. Send all donations to Soul Out Ministries 8153 B Street, Millington, TN 38053/ Carolyn Jenkins Founder and CE). For more information, call Jenkins at 949-1675 or e-mail

*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 Old Timers located at 7918 C Street. For more information, call David Adams at 581-4886.

*The EA chapter is here in Millington. Emotions Anonymous International. Emotions Anonymous (EA) exists to support individuals with emotional difficulties in their efforts to live a more manageable life by using the Emotions Anonymous Program of recovery. For more information, call Jereme Barrera at 702-882-5002 or 873-5770.

Millington Arts Council September 2016

Sept. 16-18 Local Color Art Exhibit at Playhouse 51 Send Me No Flowers Performance at the Millington Civic Center

Sept. 23 -25 Local Color Art Exhibit at Playhouse 51 Send Me No Flowers Performance at the Millington Civic Center

For more information, e-mail

Playhouse 51 September Production

playhouse-51-logoSend Me No Flowers by Norman Barasch & Carroll Moore

Millington’s Playhouse 51 is preparing to bring a romantic comedy set in the early 1960’s produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Send Me No Flowers appeared on Broadway in 1960 and became a Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall movie in 1964. It’s the early 1960’s.  A time of lovely, serene suburban homes well-trimmed green lawns and happy couples where the husband goes off to work in the morning and ‘the little lady’ stays home to deal with cobwebs left by the cleaning lady.  In this sunshiny Pollyanna world, George Kimball is a serious, practicing hypochondriac – – a practice his wife Judy lovingly tolerates but does not support.  All is fine until George overhears his doctor discussing a terminal patient with only weeks to live and mistakenly believes it’s about him, even though he just had a physical and was pronounced in perfect health, except for a little indigestion.  With this news George immediately begins putting his final affairs in order, including getting his wife to go to night school to learn to deal with day-to-day things without him and finding a replacement husband (a companion only) for his wife once he departs – – – a very sweet, unselfish thought that goes terribly wrong when Judy thinks his strange behavior is to hide an affair.  From there, a series of crossed wires, miscommunications, and further misunderstandings quickly multiply amidst clever dialogue, funny situations, and a variety of eccentric and hilarious people who try to help.

Sept. 15

The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon Thursday, September 15 at Applebee’s Restaurant, 8472 Highway 51 North in Millington.  The guest speaker will be Susan Allgood, PLs Account Director, Aetna Federal Insurance Plan.  She will discuss upcoming benefit/rate changes for 2017.  For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

Sept. 17

Millington City Beautiful Gardening Series will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., “Fall Container” by Bob Hathaway. Hathaway is from Memphis Area Master Gardener will be at the Millington Public Library located at 4858 Navy Road in Millington. It’s free to the public. For more information, call 872-2609.

Sept. 17

The Collierville Police Department has announced the 17th Annual Collierville Classic Car Show on Sept. 17. Again this year, the show will be hosted by Central Church, located at 2005 Winchester Road. Show proceeds benefit the Collierville Education Foundation. The event is sponsored by Landers Ford. Show participants could win $7,500.00 (based on 400 entries) via $100 – $500 cash drawings. Final prize amount will be determined by number of entries. Spectator admission is free, and hundreds of cars, truck, tractors, military vehicles and fire trucks are anticipated to be on display. For more information, call Charlie Shaw at 854-8735, or visit

Sept. 17

A benefit is being hosted by Randy Parnell, Jimmy Spray and Jeff Yancy at the Haystack Bar and Grill will be held on Sept. 17 6 p.m. located at 6560 Highway 51 in Millington. There will be a cover charge and 50/50 drawing as well as live bands. Local resident Curt was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer in August. A GoFundMe account set up as well. ( ) For more information, call Diana Mendoza at 377-1000

September 17, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The River City Chapter , Daughters of the American Revolution will be observing Constitution Week at the Millington Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10 -11:30 a.m. Members will be dressed in period costumes and handing out literature, pencils and bookmarks. Displays will be set up and a book presentation will be at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Sept. 21

The Olive Branch Genealogy Club will meet Wednesday, Sept. 21 from noon to 2 p.m., at B. J. Chain Library, located at 6619 Highway 305 North (Cockrum Road). No dues and all from the metro area are welcome. Meetings on third Wednesdays except December. For more information, call 662-895-4365.

Sept. 24

Classic Sea World Inc., located at 217 Highway 51 North in Covington will be celebrating its 30th anniversary Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, giveways, door prizes, face painting and more. For more information, call 476-1955.

Sept. 25

On Sunday at 11:15 a.m., we will be celebrating 11 years worshipping God together as a family. We are inviting the public to come celebrate in lifting up the name of Jesus as we give thanks for His continued blessings upon us. Looking forward to seeing you there at Holy Fath United Ministries in Millington. The church is located at 7997 Martha Road in Millington. For more information, call 873-1808.

Sept. 25

The Upper Canaan Missionary Baptist Church Family invites the community to worship with us in our Annual Homecoming Program on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Gifts of Life Ministries of Memphis is the guest church and Pastor Dr. Andre Johnson will deliver the Word. Their choir will sing, deacons will do the devotion, and their ushers will serve. Come prepared to partake of delicious mostly home cooked food for the physical body. The address is 9090 Highway 51 North in Millington. Minister Julius Hawkins is the host pastor. For more information, call Sister Barbara Clements, chairperson, at 835-2104 or Hawkins at 267-635

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

The American Legion Fair Committee, Inc. announced that instead of having a carnival this year, they will bring a circus. The Carson & Barnes Circus will perform six shows at the Memphis International Raceway in Millington from Friday, Sept.30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. The 80-year-old traveling circus has complete series of circus acts. The 2-hour presentation includes elephants, high wire and trapeze acts and other dare devils to thrill you and chill you. This all takes place under their giant big top. “A circus is great, wholesome family entertainment,” Lee Buchschacher, president and chairman of the Legion Fair said. “We are excited about having them help us to raise money for our local veterans including the West Tennessee Veterans home.” The show times are: Friday night at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. For more information and ticket prices, call (901) 230-3870.

Oct. 1

Attention George R. Ellis Alumni, the class of 1966 is hosting a reunion to be held on Oct. 1 in Millington at the VFW Post 7175 located at 4681 Cuba Millington Road. For more information, call Jeremiah “Jerry” Cooper 603-1586.

Oct. 1

The “InSight Gallery” of St. Anne Episcopal Church located at 4063 Sykes Road, has opened its gallery to the public and to artists in the area to exhibit their work commission free. Setup of the first exhibit will be held on Oct 1. If you are a local artist and would like to exhibit, contact Mr. Morris, Gallery Coordinator at email:  Artist may hang up to five words. Pottery and Sculpture are also welcome. Artists are required to be present at the opening reception. The public is invited to attend the grand opening and first exhibit on Oct. 8 from 5-7 p.m. to see a variety of fine art in various mediums from multiple artists. Art is available for purchase. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments, live music, and wine from the Old Millington Winery. Bring a Friend and exhibits run for two months, this exhibit will run until Dec 30. For more information, e-mail

2016 Monday with the MAC October

The Millington Arts Council, along with the Millington Arts & Recreation Department, will begin offering art lessons for the local residents ages 15 and older. In October, topics will cover: Oct. 3 – Drawing Cartoon and Caricature sketching with Thomas Sellers; Oct. 10 – Acrylic Painting on Canvas with Lori Campbell; Oct. 17 – Camera Q&A with Bing Osterman; October 24th – Watercolor Landscapes with Valerie Shavers, and ends on Oct. 31 with a free Art Party event for kids up to 14 years of age. These courses will be taught at the Baker Community Center from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday evenings. Class fees will be $25 and includes all supplies. Reservations may be made with a non-refundable $15 deposit.

Stop by the MAC’s Tent at the 2016 Goat Days to get details and to view hands-on demonstrations by these local artists and to sign up for a class! You may also check the Millington Arts Council (MAC) Facebook page at millingtonartscouncil for updates on these events, how to make class reservations, and for a more detailed course syllabus.

This Fall

Free Art Class at St. Anne’s Episcopal located at 4063 Syke sRoad in Millington will be held throughout the fall every Thursday at 10 a.m. except for holidays. You must be at least 15 years old. The first class will be held Oct. 13 (Basic Sculpture). Students will be required to bring their own materials to each class — bring nothing the first class. For more information, call 409-8705.

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