Dear Ken: Tell us something about Elizabeth Mitchell, who played Juliet Burke on “Lost” but is now Erica Evans on “V.”
Mitchell, who turns 41 March 27, was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Dallas with two younger sisters. She began her career acting in theater, and got her big break in the TV movie “Gia.” Among her other TV credits are “ER” and “The Lyons Den” and the TV movies “3: The Dale Earnhardt Story“ and “The Linda McCartney Story.” Mitchell made the movies “Frequency,“ “Nurse Betty,” “Santa Clause 2” and “Santa Clause 3.” Married, she has a 5-year-old son.
Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, March 10, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.
Wilson County 911 Board regular meeting will be at 4 p.m., Monday, March 14, at the 911 office at 1611 West Main Street, Lebanon.
Lebanon City Council regular meeting will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights. Prior to the meeting, council will hold a work session at 5 p.m. and a public hearing at 5:55 p.m. in the same location.
Wilson County Beer Board will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, March 21, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon, to consider the application of Idris A. Alassar d/b/a Betty’s Market, 6288 Hunters Point Pike, Lebanon.
Wilson County Commission’s Minutes Committee will meet at 6:15 p.m., Monday, March 21 in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.
Wilson County Commission’s Steering Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 21, in Conference Room 2, in the Wilson County Courthouse.
Lebanon City Council will hold a work session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights, to discuss line item transfers and a forensic audit. Council will also hold a work session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the same location, for a discussion on economic stimulus, jobs and recruiting and retaining businesses.
Southern STARRS Winter Class Session is now open. The program offers therapeutic horseback riding classes for special needs children. A one-hour class is available for Saturday morning and Monday evening, and you can download an application form at www.southernstarrs.org. Volunteers are needed, also. The minimum age to volunteer is 14. Times are from 4 until 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, from 4 until 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning in the spring and from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. No experience is needed, and training will be provided. Internships, work-studies and community service credit are offered. Forms can also be downloaded at www.southernstarrs.org. For information, call 453-2592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faces of Hope Children’s Therapy Center in Gallatin is accepting gently used items for its third annual yard sale to be held from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine, Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, at the Gallatin Farmer’s Market. Items may be dropped off at the center at 185 W. Franklin Street behind Dairy Queen on Main Street. Call for times to drop off items at 206-1176. All donations are tax deductible.
Wilson County Adult Learning Center offers classes for anyone interested in achieving his or GED diploma. Classes are held in Lebanon and in Mt. Juliet. For information, call the Adult Learning Center at 443-8731.
Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Spain House on the Lebanon First United Methodist Church campus at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon. Visitors are welcome. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. For information, call 444-0126.
Lebanon Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the area. Meal routes range from about 10-15 people. Volunteers arrive at 9:30 a.m. and are done by 10:30. If you are interested, contact Jessica at 449-3488 between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.
Telephone Pioneer Cookbooks Volume I and III are now on sale. All proceeds benefit the Pioneer Museum. To purchase one or for information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Wilson County is in need of volunteers who would like to reach out to those in need in Wilson County. Volunteers must be age 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering with the program, call 443-7606 or 742-1113, ext. 10.
Agape has contracted with Maple Hill church of Christ to provide counseling services in Lebanon. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Diana Crawford will be available at the church building on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. She sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.
AL-ANON and ALATEEN family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid in recovery. There is a local AL-ANON and ALATEEN meeting in Lebanon every week. For information, call Harriett at 444-2852 or Linda at 444-8437.
HomeSafe Women’s Support Group meets Thursday evenings. For information and to sign up, call 444-6130. If you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency USDA Commodity Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, at Garden of Prayer Tabernacle, 1015 Bluebird Road, Lebanon. Commodities are available to households which meet income eligibility guidelines. Available commodities include applesauce, black-eye peas, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, peaches, pears, apple juice, cherry apple juice, cranberry juice, orange juice, figs, peanut butte, spaghetti sauce and sliced potatoes. Bring proof of 2011 income and Social Security cards of everyone in the household. Funded in part by DHS.
Project Linus Blanket Day will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, March 12, at Friendship Christian School, 5400 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon. Can’t sew? Members will help you. Can you tie a knot, count, fold a blanket? Project Linus needs you. Bring a sack lunch. Desserts and drinks will be available. For information, call Kit at 604-7317.
Watertown Community Project Graduation will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 6 until 9 a.m., Saturday, March 12, at The Depot Junction in Watertown. Cost is $6 per person.
Westland United Methodist Church Men’s Club will have its second annual pancake breakfast from 6:30 until 10 a.m., Saturday, March 12, at the church at 110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.
United Methodist Women of Hartsville United Methodist Church are sponsoring their annual Dinner Musical at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12, at the Trousdale County High School auditorium. The theme this year is “City Lights.” Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25 and are available from the UMW and other church members. You may also call Kathy Dies at 374-3752, Kathy Atwood at 374-0907, Lora Lee Langford at the Hartsville/Trousdale Chamber of Commerce at 374-9243 or the church at 374-2400 for ticket information. Seating this year is limited to 22 tables, and all tickets must be reserved in advance.
Wilson County Republican Party will have its monthly meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 12. Guest speakers will include State Sen. Mae Beavers, State Rep. Linda Elam and State Rep. Mark Pody. The meeting will be at WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, next to Kevin’s Automotive and directly behind 231 Car Sales. All Wilson County Republicans are invited to attend. For information, call Kevin Foushee, WCRP chairman, at 444-5732 or visit www.wilsongop.org.
Coupon Workshop will be Saturday, March 12, at First Baptist Church, Lebanon, 227 East Main Street, and will be presented by Ann Haney. A Free Introductory Workshop will be from 10 a.m. until noon, followed by a lunch break from noon until 1 p.m. An Advanced Workshop/Drugstores and More will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Minimum donation of $10 per person is asked and special scholarships are available for admission. RSVP no later than Saturday, March 5 at email@example.com or call 444-3330.
Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, new volunteer training will begin Tuesday, March 15 and will conclude Thursday, April 14 (Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 6 until 9 p.m.). Volunteer advocates are trained and supported to speak in court for the best interests of children in Wilson County who are victims of abuse and neglect. Wilson County CASA has 45 volunteers serving 53 children. The more volunteers who are trained, the more children can benefit from having a CASA volunteer. This session for new volunteers will be held in Lebanon. For information, call 443-2002 or visit www.wilsoncountycasa.org.
Wilson County AARP Chapter #5023 will meet at Westland United Methodist Church at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 15. Donna Odum with Henderson’s Flowers will share tips on arranging flowers plus additional information on planting. Membership dues are still $5 and are due now. Bring a guest with you to the meeting.
Relay For Life Team Captains meeting will be 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, at Immanuel Baptist Church on Castle Heights Avenue, Lebanon, in the Don Owens Building. If you are interested in joining your community in helping to find a cure for cancer, you are welcome to attend the meeting.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at Lebanon Country Club on Thursday, March 17, open to members and non-members. Price of $15 includes dinner consisting of Irish Stew or Spinach salad, slow simmered corned beef with parsley potatoes, carrots and cabbage and Grasshopper Parfait; music, games, Karaoke and prizes. Green beer and other Irish drinks will be available. Buffet dinner will be served from 5 until 8 p.m. Music and entertainment will be until 11 p.m. Call 444-8300 for reservations.
4-H Babysitters Training Course, offered by the University of Tennessee Extension, will be Monday and Thursday, March 21 and 24, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., at the UT Extension Office at 925 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. Participants must attend both days of training. Cost is $30 and is open to children in grades 5-12. Space is limited, and the last day to register is Thursday, March 17. To register your child, or for information, call Marietta Sanford at 444-9584 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows reaching widows, will meet at Rocky Valley Baptist Church, 5745 Old Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 26. Personal Trainer Brenda Polk will discuss “Becoming Physically and Spiritually Strong.” The service project for the month benefits the Baptist Campus Ministries House at Cumberland University. Bring garbage bags, paper plates, napkins, 16-ounce drink cups, bath tissue or household cleaning supplies.
Wilson County Democratic Women announces the Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship, Wilson County High School Senior Essay Contest 2010-2011. The scholarship is $500. All Wilson County high school seniors are eligible to enter by submitting an on the topic, “The Importance of Women in the Political Process.” The entry must be 400-500 words, typed and double-spaced; the cover page must include name, address, telephone number and school; omit your name on essay pages; it will be evaluated on content, form and clarity by the Scholarship Committee. It must be postmarked by April 26 and mailed to Linda Armistead, 210 Forrest Lawn Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. For more information, call 444-3838.
Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year reunion to be held June 11. Call one of the following people with your contact information: Teresa Halbert at 444-5995, Phil Bragg at 444-4941, Jo Smith at 444-8811 or Brownie Hall at 444-5173.
Lebanon High School Class of 1991 is planning a 20-year reunion for July 2. Organizers are looking for classmates. Email contact information to Dawn Carr Willis at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 308-0034. For information, go to www.eventbrite.com or Facebook.
To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, Tenn. 37087, or e-mail them to email@example.com. Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. The Wilson Post reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.
Cumberland Athletics will honor NAIA National Champion wrestler Corey Bleaken, All-American James Casadaban and the entire Bulldog wrestling team during a reception on Tuesday, March 15 in Baird Chapel on the CU campus. The get-together begins at 11:30 a.m. and fans can have cake with the athletes and coaches beginning at 12 Noon.
Bleaken claimed the school’s second individual wrestling title on Saturday at the 54th Annual NAIA Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The redshirt senior defeated Notre Dame College’s Thomas Straughn, 4-3, in overtime at 157 pounds, joining Keith Cupp in 2005 as the only individual national champions in school history.
Bleaken ended his Bulldog career as a three-time All-American after claiming honors at 149 pounds in 2007 and 2009. He also earned the prestigious Gorriaran Award as the NAIA Most Outstanding Wrestler in the national tournament, becoming the first-ever Bulldog to garner the award.
Casadaban claimed his second straight All-American honors, placing seventh at 165 pounds. The Bulldogs finished 13th nationally as a team.