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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post for Wilson County is Post 5015 in Lebanon. The Post meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Any veteran who has been awarded a Campaign Medal or Combat Medal for any hostility is eligible for membership, verified by the veterans' DD 214 Form. Presently, Post 5015 is having success in rebuilding its post and becoming active in district and local events. It is not a Lebanon post, but a countywide post. To learn more contact Post Commander John Marshall at; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at

GED/HiSET Prep Classes are offered day and night. The Adult Learning Center is a nonprofit organization providing free GED/HiSET preparation classes and basic literacy classes for the community. Contact the ALC at 615-443-8731 for information. In addition to the 107 N. Greenwood location in Lebanon, day classes are offered in Watertown and night classes are in Mt. Juliet and Old Hickory. Free classes are offered at West Wilson Middle School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Classes are also available in Carthage and Hartsville. Anyone interested in obtaining their high school equivalency diploma should contact the ALC.

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

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.

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

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 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. 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 9 p.m. on Thursdays at Fairview Church, the left-side entrance, on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, contact Sonny Warmath at 707-0305.

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 participate or partner 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.

Responding Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step program that meets Mondays and Fridays at 415 Park Ave. in Lebanon. For more information, contact Dave at 615-238-7992.

Walk With Wilson are held each Wednesday at noon at the Wilson County Health Department, located at 927 East Baddour Parkway. The public is invited to join the group as they walk around the James E. Ward Agricultural Center for better health and a sense of well-being. Walks are not held in the event of inclement weather.

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.

Wilson County Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, July 23 from 12:30 until 6 p.m. in the Owens Building at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: Immanuel19.

Wilson County Budget Committee will meet on Thursday, July 23 at 5 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Conservative Republicans will hear from a homeland security expert on Saturday, July 25 at 9:15 a.m. at Logan's Roadhouse at Providence in Mt. Juliet. Come have a coffee and bagel and be informed.

Rubber Plant Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 25 at noon in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. All past and present employees are invited and asked to bring a covered dish. For more details, contact Betty Cantrell at 615-449-0311 or Jack Arnold at 615-449-5436.

Wilson County Black History Committee will host the annual tribute to the Lebanon Clowns Negro League Baseball team on Sunday, July 26 at 4 p.m. at Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church. All former team members, family and friends are cordially invited. There is no charge for admission; donations are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more, call 615-739-2283 or 615-444-9487.

City of Lebanon Public Works/Transportation Committee will meet on Monday, July 27 at 7:30 a.m. in the Town Meeting Hall at the City of Lebanon Administration Building, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue.

Board of Directors of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board (JECDB) of Wilson County will meet on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.

Back To School Bash, hosted by the Lebanon Housing Authority, will be held on Tuesday, July 28 from 1 until 4 p.m. and includes free health screenings and free gifts for everyone enrolled with Blue Care who gets a screening. The event is sponsored by the Lebanon Housing Authority, Blue Care Health Care Group, TennCare Kids and the Wilson County Health Department.

College Hills School Store event will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 8 until 11 a.m. at College Hills Church of Christ, located at 1401 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. College Hills typically gives away more than 800 backpacks as well as a variety of other school supplies and school-appropriate clothing. To learn more, visit or contact Carol Locke at 615-444-9502 or

We Love Lebanon Back-to-School Day, presented by Generation Changers Church, will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Don Fox Community Park. The event will offer free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, dental screenings and more to the first 1,000 kids. To register or learn more, visit

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Sunday, August 2 from 8 a.m. until noon at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet, located at 735 North Mt. Juliet Road.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, August 3 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, August 10 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wilson County Sheriff's Department, located at 105 East High Street in Lebanon.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, August 10 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Lebanon Police Department, located at 406 Tennessee Boulevard in Lebanon.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, August 11 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Wilson Emergency Management Agency, located at 115 Oak Street in Lebanon.

Wilson County Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at 321 East Market Street in Lebanon. The food item is tomato sauce.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 107 Bay Court, Suite B, Lebanon, TN 37087, or e-mail them to 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.

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