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Calendar of Events February 16, 2017

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*Millington Arts and Rec Department presents Baseball, Softball and T-Ball registrations for ages 4 –14. Each child will receive a jersey, socks and a hat or visor. Each player will be responsible for buying their own pants. White pants for boys and black for girls. To stay up to date on all events like the Department on Facebook at Millington Arts and Recreation. There is a late fee for registrations after Feb. 17. Practices begin in March, games begin late April/early May and will end in July. Games will be played every night except Sunday. Register on the website at Millingtontn.gov and for more information, call 873-5770.

*Millington Public Library located 4858 Navy Road is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 872-1585 or visit www.millingtonpubliclibrary.org. Celebrating more than 50 years of library service, the MPL is available for businesses looking for a place to meet or have Job Fairs, the library provides the career coach quarterly. If you would like to plan a job fair, check out the meeting room.

*The Millington Crisis Center has a continual need of personal care items: soap/shampoo/conditioner/deodorant men’s & women’s/toothpaste & feminine products. The Center is also starting a new project to help folks learn to read and speak English.  Also the Center is looking for paperbacks (cheaper to mail), all kinds, children’s too.

 *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 kchyde49@gmail.com

*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.

*Greater Millington Gardening Club meets the second Monday of every month from 609 p.m. for seminars, guest speakers and more. The event will be hosted at baker Community Center in room No. 6. For more information, call 873-0085.

*West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church located at 3099 West union Road is having a series of sermons, “The Acts 2 Church”. Come and hear an inspirational message. Sunday sermon is at 11 a.m. and Sunday school is at 10 a.m.  The message will be brought to us by Rev James Hamblin.  For more information, call 876-5757.

*The Brian Callies Foundation promotes awareness of child safety from many aspects: personal, vehicle, gun, and fire. We are now compiling our schedule of events for 2017. If you have school carnivals, fairs, any event that has at least 50 children attending, please contact us for free Child ID Cards and other information that we bring. Some events are already scheduled. Our Tennessee Rangers Band is also available for performances. Last year we performed at the Millington Farmers Market, International Goat Days, Rosemark Historic Country Fair, Pink Palace Craft Fair and many events with the Memphis Police Department, over 28 events in six months. You can email at info@briancallies.com or call Cheryl Bone at 901-626-2092.

Call for Sponsors

2017 Memphis in May Triathlon & Sports Expo

Join the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce in supporting the 35th Annual Memphis In May Olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon & Sports Expo at Edmund Orgill Park in Millington on May 19-21, 2017. As one of the longest running triathlon events in the United States, this year’s event is expected to draw nearly 800 athletes plus family and friends; local, regional and national athletes and fitness enthusiasts over three days to attend the Sports Expo and to compete in the Amateur Challenge featuring a $5,000 prize purse to be paid to the top 15 male and female athletes who participate in both triathlon events.  Marketing efforts have begun and sponsors and vendors are encouraged. For complete sponsorship details, advertising and marketing opportunities or to volunteer for any of the events, contact Race Director Pam Routh at pamrunsraces@gmail.com.

Feb. 16

The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, Thursday, Feb. 16 at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. The guest speaker will be Rhonda Mooney, Tennessee Federation first vice president.  For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.

Feb. 17

Lions Park Bluebird Trail to honor Sam Miller will be held Friday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. at Aycock Park in Millington. The trail at Lions Park will be dedicated in memory of Sam Miller. The public is invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony at Aycock Park. Currently the Shelby County Chapter of the Tennessee Bluebird Society is currently installing bluebird trails in Millington area parks Aycock, Lions and Orgill.

Feb. 21

Millington City Beautiful Gardening Series will continue Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. with Tom Mashour — Tipton County Master Gardener. Mashour’s topic will be “Starting Plants From Seeds” and seedlings will be provided for attendees to pot and take home. The event will be held at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street in Millington. It is free to the public and for more information call 872-2609.

Feb. 25

The Men of St. James CME Church, located at 6836 Navy Road in Millington, are sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast. There is a fee for Saturday’s event from 8 a.m. to noon. Come enjoy the breakfast prepared by the Men’s Department. The breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee nd more. For more information, call 872-0612.

Feb. 26

Faith Assembly of God — Millington will host a Gospel Concert on Sunday Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. The Snider Family will be the guest. A love offering will be received. Come and enjoy the fellowship at 9540 Highway 51 North in Millington. For more information, call 872-8443.

March 1

Military Appreciation Breakfast will be held March 1 at the NSA N-82 Gymnasium from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sponsorships are available and individual tickets are on sale. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 872-1486.

Munford Parks and Recreation Information:

Registration is now open for spring sports offered by Munford Parks and Recreation, 63 College Street, and concludes on Feb.10.  Online registration at www.munford.com is open through Feb. 12.  Additional information about each sport may be obtained by calling 837-5965 or by viewing online under the specific sports link. Payment plans are available for any sport offered through Munford Parks and Recreation.

SOCCER

Soccer registration is open through Feb. 10 for ages 3-17 through Munford Parks and Recreation. There is a fee for U4, U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18, and include a jersey and socks. Practices, held once to twice per week, will start the week of March 6, with games starting on April 1, and occur every Saturday through May 8th.  Some games may be played on a weeknight in place of practice. Practices and games will be held at the award-winning Valentine Park on Beaver Road. For more information, contact Dorothy Isbell at 837-5965 or disbell@munford.com.

FLAG FOOTBALL

Flag football registration is open through Feb. 10 for ages 6-14 through Munford Parks and Recreation.  The age divisions are 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14, and there is a fee, including a team jersey.  Practices will start the week of March 6th and be held throughout the week depending on the coach.  Games will be played mostly on Saturdays starting April 1st through mid-May and conclude with an end-of-season tournament. Practices and games will be held at Poplar Park at the corner of College and Douglas Streets.  A blind draft will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 10 am in Poplar Park. For more information, contact Dorothy Isbell at 837-5965 or disbell@munford.com.

SPRING BASEBALL

Registration for spring baseball is open for ages 4-14 through Feb. 10 at Munford Parks and Recreation.  There is a fee and includes a jersey, hat, belt and socks.  Practices will tentatively start mid-March, with games played on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during the months of April and May.  Possible rain-out and make-up games may be held on Fridays and Saturdays. Participants will practice at least once a week depending on their age division with 1 to 2 games per week. Practices and games will be held at the award-winning Centennial Park on Reeder Avenue. For more information, contact Griff Fisher at 837-5944 or gfisher@munford.com.

SNAG BASEBALL

Registration for Munford Parks and Recreation’s Special Needs Athletic Group (SNAG) baseball is open through Feb. 26.  There is a fee and includes a shirt, hat and trophy.  SNAG is open to any child ages 5-18 with a physical disability, behavioral disorder, or developmental delay that makes it difficult for them to play in other sports leagues.  Games will start the beginning of April from 6:30-7:30 pm for a 7 duration. Volunteers, ages 10 and older, are needed to ‘buddy’ each player on the field.  It’s an hour and one-half commitment each week and is extremely rewarding and fun. SNAG participants can register online and well as buddy volunteers at www.munford.com or stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 63 College Street during normal working hours.  Contact Cori Yarbrough at 837-5965 or e-mail cyarbrough@munford.com with all of your questions.

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