– August 26-

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 26, 2006

n Becky Welch at Ga-Ana

The Ga-Ana Theatre in Georgiana presents popular local vocalist/pianist Becky Welch and Group for an evening of country, bluegrass and gospel music from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 26. Admission just $5. J.C. and Marilyn Sims will be there celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary, so come celebrate with the Sims. For more info, call 334-376-9019 or 334-382-7959.

n J1 Student Rally

Youth are encouraged to attend J1 Ministries Youth Rally tonight at the Greenville YMCA Gym from 7 p.m. until. Bands &#8220April Cover” and &#8220Breakin' Bread” will perform and Jonathon Duke will be speaking. Admission is free. For more info, contact Duke at 334-210-0092.

n Cemetery Association Meeting

A meeting of the Concord Cemetery Memorial Association is set for Saturday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Tabernacle Church. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend and bring a picnic lunch.

After lunch, everyone is invited to tour the cemetery and help in clean-up work. Wear suitable clothing and walking shoes.

Tabernacle Church is located on the Old Federal Road and can be reached from Interstate 65 via the Tyson Exit (drive over the freeway and head East if coming southbound), go down Cloverfield Road (SH 24), turn right on the Old Federal Road and in about two miles, you'll see Tabernacle Church on the right.

-August 27-

n Greenville COG Revival

Evangelist Kenneth Stroup will be preaching at the Greenville Church of God beginning Sunday August 27 and continuing through September 1. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Weekday services will be at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to hear his anointed and compassionate preaching.

n Drayton Nabers to speak FBC G'ana

First Baptist Church of Georgiana will host Alabama Supreme Court Justice Drayton Nabers, author of &#8220The Call for Character” at their 11 a.m. service on August 27. The public is cordially invited to attend.

n House of Prayer Anniversary

Welcome to the Annual Church Anniversary at the House of Prayer, set for 2:30 p.m. August 27. Pastor Cecilia Adams and her congregation welcome Evangelist Lucy Howard as guest speaker and everyone is invited.

-August 29-

n Greenville High PTO Meeting

Greenville High will host its Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 382-2608.

-August 30-

n Sweet Home Homecoming and Revival

Pastor Mark Hawkins and the Sweet Home A.M.E. Zion Church invite you to come and worship with them in their Homecoming and Revival Services, August 30 through September 3. Revival services are Wed. Thurs. and Fri. nights with Pastor Johnny Sanders Jr. Saturday night singing is 6:30 p.m. Sept.2. Homecoming service is 2 p.m. Sept. 3 with Pastor Otis Fleeton Sr. to bring God's message.

-September 3-

n Mt Pleasant Baptist Singing

The Johnson Family Trio of Brantley will be singing at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Georgiana on Sunday, Sept.3 at 6 p.m. a finger food fellowship will follow. Everyone is invited to come and share in this special time.

n Pleasant Hill West Homecoming

Homecoming at Pleasant Hill West Baptist Church September 3 at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Bro. Larry Gaston. A basket lunch will be served. Singing in the afternoon featuring &#8220Jubilee Trio” and &#8220New Vision” with Larry Smith. For more info, call 334-376-9435.

n The Danny Granny Pierce Reunion

The &#8220Danny Granny” Pierce Reunion will be held at the Georgiana Senior Center Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, Sept. 3. The Pierce genealogical reunion will be held at the same location on Sept. 23' please bring all your family information then. For more info, contact 374-8015.

-September 9-

n Regal-Boss Reunion

The former Regal-Boss Manufacturing Employee Reunion will be Sat. Sept. 9 from 9:30 to 2 p.m. at Beeland Park. Bring a covered dish, old photos and make some new memories.

-September 10-

n Fine Arts League Meeting

The Fine Arts League will be meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Greenville YMCA. All current and former members are encouraged to attend. Anyone who enjoys the visual arts is welcome to be a part of this group!

n Chapman COG Revival

Radio evangelist and gospel recording artist Blu Braden will be at the Chapman Church of god Sept. 10 -15. Services slated for 11 a.m. Sunday morning and 7 p.m. Sunday night through Friday night, with special music each evening. A gospel singing is planned on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.

-September 12-

n Arts Council Gala Casting Call

The Greenville Area Arts Council will be holding an open casting call for all interested in performing in next March's gala benefit show. The casting call is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Ritz. Performers should bring accompanist, CD or make arrangements in advance for music. Contact Charlie Kennedy at 382-2680 or Nancy Idland at 354-2802 for more info.

-September 16-

n FIW Vol. Fire Dept. Yard Sale

The FIW Fire Dept. will host a yard sale from 8 a,m, until… on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Firehouse on Hwy 106 East, Georgiana. Proceeds to benefit firehouse upkeep.

-September 23-

n Pierce Family Reunion

This year's Pierce Family Genealogical Reunion will be held at the Georgiana Multi-Purpose Senior Center on Palmer Ave in Georgiana. This is like any family reunion – lots and lots of good food. Please bring your favorite dish or dishes along with information about your family line, i.e., pictures, obits, articles, marriage and death certificates so we can make copies. Please come and join us! Contact (334) 281-0478 or e-mail mtyus10044@charternet.

-September 30-

n GHS Class of ‘92 Meeting

The 1992 class of Greenville High School will hold their 15-year class reunion meeting at Shoney's in Greenville at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2006. Please make plans to attend.

-Ongoing Announcements-

n Certified teachers needed

&#8220Every Child Deserves a Chance” is looking for certified teachers to assist with our tutorial program. If interested, please call Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

n Free Tutoring Classes

&#8220Every Child Deserves A Chance” is now offering free tutoring classes in the areas of reading, English and math on Mondays and Wednnesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Greenville Housing Authority Recreation Room to students enrolled in Butler County Schools in grades K-12. For more information, please contact Dorothy Berry at 382-9434.

n Adult Education Classes

The ADPE through the LBWCC Adult Education Consortium is offering classes for adults who did not complete their high school education or need to strengthen educational and job skills.

Classes meet on Monday and Tuesday at the following locations:

LBW CC – Greenville Campus – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Old Greenville High Campus (BCECC) – 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For more info, contact Ronald Shanks at 382-6009 or LBWCC at 382-2133, Ext. 3101.

n Computer, Cake Decorating, CPR, Smocking and More

The Butler County BOE announces its September lineup of community classes at the Butler County Education and Community Learning Center. The deadline to register is August 25. Call Kathy, Fay or Amy at 382-5199 for more info.

n Beginning Computer – Mark McClaney – $20 fee, three sessions. Tuesday nights, Sept.12,19,and 26.

n Cake Decorating – Sheila Lear – $40 fee, kit and supplies provided, four sessions, Tuesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26.

*CPR Certification – Ada Sue Thompson – $15 fee, two sessions, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 19.

n Beginning Smocking – Marha Bertha Zorn, $25 fee, supplies provided, three sessions, Mondays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25.

n Floral Design – Nancy Idland –

$20 fee, supplies provided, one session, Monday night, Sept. 18.

n Family Day Care Classes

Anyone interested in becoming a Family Day Care Provider should contact the Family Guidance Center to enroll in Introduction to Family Day Care Class. Contact FGC of Alabama at 1-800-499-6597, ext. 237 or Healthy Kids 334-382-2104 for more information.

n Community Prayer Breakfast

A community prayer breakfast is held the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. inn the Priester's Pecans dining area. Special guests share a variety of Christian topics each month. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a friend. Call 334-391-0351 for more information.

n Butler County Chess Club

The Greenville Chess Club meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Butler Baptist Associational Office, 309 South Pine Street.

Local chess players or those who would like to learn how to play are welcome.

Call Jim Griffin at 382-2513 or 382-0635 for more information.

n County Commission

The meeting time for the Butler County Commission's regularly scheduled second-Monday meetings has been changed from 10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Workshops for each regularly scheduled meeting will still be held on the prior Thursday at 6 p.m.

n Athletic Club Meeting

The public is invited to participate at scheduled Greenville High Athletic Club meetings at 6 p.m. every other Monday in the high school cafeteria. The public is encouraged to attend and share ideas toward building a championship-level athletic department.

n 21st Century After School Program

The Butler County School System will offer after school programs for K-8th grade students beginning August 14. Programs are available Mondays – Fridays through 5 p.m. for $25 per month at each of the following schools:

W.O. Parmer, Greenville Elementary, Greenville Middle, R.L. Austin, and Georgiana High (7th & 8th grades). Registration is available at the school offices, at the Education & Community Center, and at www.butlerco.k12.al.us

(community education section). Registrations must be in by Aug. 10th and after school programs begin on August 14. For more information, call Amy Bryan or Kathy Atchison at 382-5199 or Fay Stokes at 382-2665.

n GHS Child Care

Greenville High School Child Care is accepting applications for the 3- to 4-year-old daycare program for 2006-2007 school year.

For more information, call Pat Gibson or Glinda Parmer at 382-2608 ext. 5 or 382-2665.

n Greenville Lions Club

The Greenville Lions Club meets every Monday at the Boys & Girls Club at noon.

Those interested should call 382-8000.

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