Cedar Creek Community Band meets for rehearsal from 7 until 9 p.m., Mondays, at Mt. Juliet High School, 1800 Curd Road, Mt. Juliet. Your interest and participation is welcome in this all-volunteer group of concert band musicians performing in and around the Mt. Juliet area. For information and directions to the rehearsal location, contact Sherie Grossman at (949) 683-4068 or email@example.com.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group for Caregivers meets at 5 p.m., the second Sunday of each month, in Room 210 at Maple Hill church of Christ on the corner of Maple Hill Road and West Main Street, Lebanon. The group is for caregivers who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and allows caregivers to talk with others who are experiencing some of the same difficulties and in return find help and encouragement. For information, visit www.alz.org/altn.
Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce hosts Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto from 1:30 until 3 p.m., the last Wednesday of each month, and District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody from 8 until 10 a.m., the first Friday of each month, at the Chamber’s office at 149 Public Square. Citizens are encouraged to come and share their concerns and views with these elected officials.
GED/HSE (high school equivalency) preparation classes are being conducted regularly in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, Old Hickory, Hartsville and Carthage. The GED exam is offered in various locations. For information, contact the Adult Education office at 443-8731.
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 522 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, at 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Fridays. For information, call the helpline at 1-888-476-2482 or visit www.nanashville.org.
Job Seekers, a networking group for the unemployed and underemployed, meets at noon and at 6 p.m., every Monday, at The Next Step Resource Center, 216-B Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 547-9999.
Meals On Wheels volunteers are needed to deliver meals in Mt. Juliet to homebound older adults on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Meals are ready to be picked up by 9:30 a.m., at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, 2034 North Mt. Juliet Road, and the delivery usually takes about an hour. Routes are typically less than 20 miles of travel. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or as your schedule permits. For information, call Dawn Cathey, site manager, at 758-2777.
Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center offers a number of activities. Join the “Over the Hill Choir” at 10 a.m. every Monday. In addition to weekly choir practice, the group performs for senior programs in the community. Karaoke is held at 12:30 p.m., every third Tuesday of the month. And a Good Old Time Country Music Show is from 1 until 3 p.m., every Thursday. Bring your acoustic instrument and join the performers or just come and listen. Call 758-9114 in advance if you wish join seniors for lunch. The center is at 2034 N. Mt. Juliet Road.
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 7463 Hickory Ridge Road, Mt. Juliet, has opened a food pantry available to those who have a need. The pantry is open the third Wednesday of every month, from 5 until 6:30 p.m., and is for all Wilson County residents. For information, call 444-2390.
Attention Veterans: If you need information or help filing for Veteran’s Benefits, contact the Veteran’s Service Office, Suite 106, Wilson County Courthouse, or call 444-2460.
Celebrate Recovery: Support for hurts, hang-ups and habits, meets from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Fairview Church, the left-side entrance, on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, contact Sonny Warmath at 707-0305.
Telephone Pioneers of America has Volume Number 1 and Volume Number 3 cookbooks for sale. All sales benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.
Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 149 Public Square in Lebanon. Visitors are welcome. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. For information, call 444-0126.
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. Matt Shoemaker, M.S., will be available for counseling at the church building on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. He sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.
Lebanon Friendship AL-ANON and ALATEEN Family Groups, for family and friends of alcoholics which meets at Our House at 115 North Greenwood Street, is changing the time of meetings to 7 p.m., Sundays and Thursdays. Contacts are Harriet at 444-2852 and Lynda at 444-8434.
Piecemakers Quilt Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church. The Knitting and Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Craft Room of the Family Life Center, and Sit n’ Stitchers meet every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Craft Room. For more information, call 443-2354 or 444-1182.
Business After Hours, hosted by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and CedarStone Bank, will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at CedarStone Bank, 900 West Main Street, Lebanon. For information, call 444-5503.
4-H Dessert Auction will be 6 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the East-West building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Wilson County fce and Wilson County 4-H are partnering to provide 4-H members a chance to go to camp. Desserts will be provided by fce members and auctioned off to the highest bidder. All proceeds will be used for scholarships for 4-H members who want to attend camp but cannot afford it or need assistance to do so. Buy your Easter dessert. Donations are welcome, also. For information, contact Lora Peck at email@example.com or at 444-9584 or 443-6193.
Lions Club of Mt. Juliet will have a fundraiser on Good Friday, April 18, at Courtney’s on North Mt. Juliet Road. Proceeds will go to help children and the elderly of Mt. Juliet with eye exams, glasses and operations. The club is working to raise funds for a Mt. Juliet student with a hearing aid, presently. Dinner will be served from 5 until 8 p.m. Live music will be provided. All you can eat catfish and prime rib are Friday night specials. Everyone is welcome.
Donate gently used clothing in exchange for a 10 percent off regular priced item at LuLu’s Clothing Company at 128 Public Square, Lebanon, now through Friday, April 18. All clothing donations will go to The Next Step Resource Center in Lebanon which provides workshops once a week for jobseekers every Monday at 6 p.m. It also provides a variety of career clothing, home furnishings, a “bike to work” program and computer access. In addition, The Next Step Resource Center also partners with the American Red Cross, local churches and The Salvation Army. For information, visit www.nextstepresource.org or www.lulusclothingcompany.com.
Board of Directors of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County will meet at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights, Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.
TSBDC counselor will be at the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce Office at 46 West Caldwell Street, on Tuesday, April 22. Sign up for free and confidential one-on-one counseling for existing and start-up small businesses in the areas of marketing, operations, management or other business services at the following appointment times: 9, 10 or 11 a.m. Call Anita to schedule your appointment at 758-3478.
Lebanon High School Drama presents the spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, in the school auditorium. Advance tickets may be purchased from now until Wednesday, April 23, at LHS, for $5 each for ages 5 and up from Cindy Climer, school bookkeeper, by calling 444-9610, ext. 3203. On the production dates, tickets will only be sold at the ticket table, and adult tickets will be $10 each while tickets for children and students ages 5 and up will remain $5. The ticket table will open at 6 p.m. on production nights, and the doors of the auditorium will open at 6:30.
Business After Hours, hosted by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and Comfort Inn & Suites of Mt. Juliet, will be from 5 until 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at 600 Red Ink Drive, Mt. Juliet.
Wilson County Industrial Development Bond Board will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Joint Economic & Community Development office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.
Whip Crackin’ Special Events Rodeo Day, presented by Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead, Lone Star Rodeo and Permobil, will be from 9 a.m. until noon, Friday, April 25, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center/Wilson County Fairgrounds. There will be special events for exceptional individuals including Stick Horse Barrel Racing, Face Painting, Trick Roping, Horseback Riding, Ice Cream and more. Activities are provided free of charge. For information, call Michelle Hill at 453-0005 or email her at EmpowerMeDayCamp@aol.com.
PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows reaching widows, will meet at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at Pinnacle Bank at 1412 West Main Street, Lebanon. Pinnacle Bank representatives will speak about ways to save money. All widows are welcome to attend. Bring Bingo gifts (large print word search books, crossword puzzle books, notepads/pencils, socks with grips, pocket calculators, hair brushes/combs) for use in the month Bingo ministry at McFarland Rehab.
Jere’s Ride, a bicycle ride to honor the late Jere McCulloch and to raise funds for Empower Me Day Camp, will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Riders of all ages are welcome: Family – 3 miles; Novice – 15 miles; and Expert – 31 miles. Registration fee is $30 (includes T-shirt). Check out available sponsorships at JeresRide.com or call Pamela Wiggins at 237-9700.
Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce invites the public to stop by the Chamber Office at 46 West Caldwell Street, across from City Hall, from 8:30 until 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, to meet with representatives from the County Mayor’s Office. They will provide county updates and answer questions related to county matters. No reservations are required. For information, visit www.mtjulietchamber.com.
The Dance will be held from 7 until 10 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon. There will be music and dancing along with heavy hors d’oeuvres, coffee and liqueurs and a cash bar. Music for dancing will be furnished by The Electric Time Machine with songs from’60s,’70s,’80s and up through today’s hits. Special guest speaker will be Rep. Gloria Johnson. Tickets are $50 each. For tickets or information, call 335-4739 or visit www.wilsoncodp.org.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Monday, May 5, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. All items to be considered for the agenda must be emailed to Rose Ratagick at RatagickR@wcschools.com no later than noon, Thursday, April 17.
Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce invites the public to stop by the Chamber Office at 46 West Caldwell Street from 8 until 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, to meet with representatives from the City Manager’s Office. They will be on hand to provide community updates and answer questions related to city maters. No reservations are required to attend. For information, visit www.mtjulietchamber.com.
Wilson County Master Gardener Spring Festival & Plant Sale will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. There will be flower and arboretum tours of historic Fiddlers Grove by tram or self0guided. There will be vendors with a variety of plants, gardening products, food, crafts and more. There will be a free craft area for children. Guest speakers will be Debbie Joines, manager of Soil, Plant and Pest Center at Ellington Agricultural Center will discuss “Soil – Is It Just Dirt?” and Carol Reese, Ornamental Horticulture specialist with UT Extension, will discuss “Luscious Landscape Edibles.” Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Free parking, free admission and free expert speakers. For information, visit http://wilsoncountymg.org/spring-festival/springfest-2014.
Fourth Annual Country Breakfast and Flea Market, presented by the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, will be Saturday, May 17, at the center. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 10 a.m., and tickets for the breakfast are $5 per person. There will be eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, hash brown casserole, biscuits and more, all served buffet style. Flea market will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spots are available for $10. Call today to reserve your space at 449-4600. Donations for the sale are being accepted now. Drop off at the center or call for pick up.
Second Annual Spring Palooza, hosted by St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, May 17. Vendor/Craft Booth rentals are available for $50 for the day. If interested, contact Nikki at the church office at 444-0524 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today.
Ms. Tennessee Senior America Pageant 2014 will be 7 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at the Heydel Fine Arts Center at Cumberland University in Lebanon. Contestants are being sought for the event. If you would like to compete, you must be 60+, have resided in Tennessee for three months and be a U.S. citizen, and you must also be prepared to compete in four categories: Interview, Talent, Evening Gown and Philosophy of Life. For information and an application, contact Hollie Knight, director, at email@example.com or call (731) 645-7843.
Wilson County High/Training School graduates, former attendees and friends will have a school reunion on May 31. Activities will begin with a brunch from10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the old Market Street Elementary School building (now the Wilson County Civic League building). An “Evening to Remember” will be the highlight at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center’s East/West Building from 6 until 8 p.m. for a program and dinner followed by social activities. For information, contact Barbara Wharton Allen at 449-7270, Carolyn Whitley Rhone at 973-4827, Carlene Corder Jenkins at 876-3565, or Spence J. Talley, chairperson, at 319-1679.
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