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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Playhouse 51, Millington’s Community Theater, meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month in the auditorium at Harvell Civic Center, 8077 Wilkinsville Road. Anyone interested in community theatre is welcome to attend. Meetings concern current business before the group and planning sessions for future productions. No experience in theater is required. Volunteers to work in a variety of ways for each of our four productions a year are also always welcome. For more information, look Playhouse up on Facebook, visit the website www.playhouse51.com, call 872-7170, or come to our next meeting Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m.
*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 SouldOUTministries2@gmail.com
*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.
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.
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
Playhouse 51, Millington’s Community Theater, is holding open auditions for its December production: “In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)” a heart-warming family show for the holidays, Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to Noon in the auditorium at Harvell Civic Center, 8077 Wilkinsville Road. The cast calls for 7 men and 7 women of varying ages from teenagers up. Performance dates are December 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 7:30 p.m. and December 4 & 11 at 2 p.m. No experience is necessary to audition or volunteer in any capacity. For more information, look for Playhouse 51 on Facebook, visit www.playhouse51.com, or call 872-7170.
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.
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: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a fish fry at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on October 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Come eat your fill of fish and scrumptious homemade desserts. The church is located at 3099 West Union Road, Millington and for more information, call 876-5757.
Richland Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church will be hosting their “Homecoming Week,” beginning on Sunday, Oct. 16, that will feature various evening programs culminating with a Sesquicentennial Sunday Service on Oct. 23 with the anticipated unveiling of an historical marker after the service. An invitation has gone out to encourage all who have had connections to the congregation to be present at these activities, as well as an invitation to the general public. For more information on this event, consult the church’s 150th Anniversary page at our website: http://www.richlandarp.org/150th-year-anniversary-at-richland-arp.html.
2016 Monday with the MAC
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 https://www.facebook.com/ millingtonartscouncil for updates on these events, how to make class reservations, and for a more detailed course syllabus.
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.