Coming Events week of 1/24/13

Lady Bulldogs softball team benefit breakfast
The New Albany Lady Bulldog Softball Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 10:30 a.m. at the New Albany Middle School cafeteria. Plates will sell for $5 each. Carry-outs will be available.

Gospel Explosion
A Gospel Explosion will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at First Evangelistical Baptist Church in Ripley at 6 p.m. The McDonald Gospel Singers will host and those participating include Legendary Gospelaires, Spiritual Travelers, Celestial Nightingales, Moses Chapel Male Chorus, F. E B. C. Choir and others.

Oak Grove Annual Soup & Salad Buffet
Oak Grove M.B. Church (1356 CR 121 New Albany) will have their Annual Soup & Salad Buffet on Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event is free and will be held in the church family life center. The speaker will be Barbara Harden Welch. For more information contact Mildred Melvin at 662-534-1894.

Musical ‘Annie’ coming back to New Albany
New Albany High School will present “Annie” for their annual school musical on February 8 at 7:30 p.m.; February 9 at 7:30 p.m.; and February 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the NAHS Auditorium. Reserved Tickets are available for $10 and General Admission is $8. Call New Albany High School at 662-534-1805 for ticket information.

Men’s wild game dinner set
The Sanctuary at 960 Highway 15 North, New Albany, will have a men’s wild game dinner Saturday, January 26, at 5 p.m. Enjoy your favorite wild game dish and dessert! For more information contact Courtney Pugh at 662-266-0960.

Springtime at Concord Inn
The New Albany Garden Club will be hosting a tour of the home, gardens, and historic buildings at the Concord Inn located in New Albany May 4. Floral arrangements and refreshments will be provided by New Albany Garden Club members. The cost is $10 and all proceeds benefit ongoing garden club projects. For more information or to order tickets please contact, or call 662-507-1774 or 662-316-2689.

Liberty School January meeting
Liberty school will have a January 26 meeting and covered-dish dinner Saturday, January 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by a group from Oxford and Nashville. Everyone is welcome.

Union County Master Gardeners’ Training Course
A Master Gardener training class is being offered from Feb. 12 until March 21 each Tuesday and Thursday at the Union County Extension Office. If you are interested in becoming a Union County Master Gardener, please contact Lisa James at 534-6868, for more information. Deadline for registering is Jan. 18. This is described as a wonderful opportunity to learn more about gardening, meeting new people with similar interests and a great way to become more involved in your community.

Country music at Ecru
The House of Music in Ecru will present dance music by The Real Country Band and The Backporch Gang every Friday night from 7 – 10 p.m. Smoke and alcohol free. $3 cover charge. For more info (662) 296-8221

Country music and dancing
Country music and dancing at Music Country – Family Tradition & Friends will be Jan. 26, from 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. Located in the old Lakeside Grocery at 112 CR 331, Alpine community. 662-871-5111. $5.00 admission. No alcohol allowed.

Grief Support Groups

Amedisys Hospice currently offers three grief support groups throughout its service area. Booneville Support Group- meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the George E. Allen Library. New Albany Support Group- meets every 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Albany First United Methodist Church. Tupelo Support Group- begins January 18, 2011, and a set date will be announced. These groups are open to the public and are free of charge. You are welcome at any meeting that Amedisys Hospice offers. If a meeting is not offered in your area and you feel you need additional support please contact them. Amanda Tennison MSW or Bro. Danny Rushing at (662) 620-1050.

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Meetings

“Pathway To Freedom” is a drug and alcohol recovery program sponsored by The Church of Acts. Meetings are free and are held every Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. The “Pathway To Freedom” meetings started in 2005 and have been meeting for the past eight years. There are other recovery meetings held in this area at different times and days. For more information or directions call Pastor Charlie Ganey at 662-266-3546.

Hour of Power Fellowship

An “Hour of Power” is a new contemporary fellowship and worship service held on Thursday nights in January at 7:00 p.m. at The Church of Acts. Directed by Bro. Gary Doughtry and assisted by Bro. David McMillen, the one-hour program includes professional multi-media presentations, as well as Word and Worship segments. The overall concept is to provide a special time for young adults, especially in the 18-36 age category. However, all ages are welcome to join this special weekly program.

Friends and Family Day
The last Sunday of each month is designated as Friends and Family Day at The Church of Acts. A buffet type meal is served, free to all, after the morning worship service. The goal of this program is to create an atmosphere of friendship for the members as well as visitors. Their policy is that only “first time” attendees are “visitors.” The Pastor is fond of reminding everyone that “after the first time, you are no longer a visitor – you are family!” The morning service includes special music and the message is usually presented by Pastor Charlie Ganey.