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Calendar - Aug. 10

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Government meetings --
Wilson County Commissions Animal Control Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.
Education Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, in Conference Room 2, courthouse.
Minutes Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, in Conference Room 2, courthouse.
Steering Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, in Conference Room 2, courthouse.
Budget Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, in Conference Room 2, courthouse.

Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights. Prior to the meeting, council will hold a public hearing at 5:55 p.m.

Wilson County Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2011-2012 county budget at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, in the commission courtroom, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon. Following the public hearing, commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the same location to adopt the budget, the appropriation resolution and the tax rate resolution.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. All items to be considered for the agenda must be faxed to 758-3775 to Rose Ratagick no later than 12 Noon, Monday, Aug. 22.

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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.

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.

Wilson County Right to Life will not meet in August because they will be at the Wilson County Fair, but you are welcome to come see them there. For information, call Trecia Dillingham at 443-5458.

HomeSafe Womens 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.
Public Information Day, held by Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead, will be from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, for citizens to visit with him and discuss any issue they wish at City Hall, 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

Wilson County High School Students/Teachers Cruise The Class of 1964 invites you to attend the first of two cruise general information meetings regarding passports, cabin payment deadline, baggage limits, roommates and gratuities. The meeting will be at Market Street Elementary School, from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12. Everyone is welcome to attend. Committees will be formed for special tasks. The cruise to the Bahamas, Nassau, will leave from Florida on April 30, 2012, and will return on May 4, 2012. For information, contact Bob Lowe at Travel World at 444-0533 or Emma Tapley Stafford at 547-4462 or 453-1402.

Second Annual Chris Price Memorial Benefit & Scholarship Fund Car, Truck and Bike Show will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at The Mill at Lebanon, 300 North Maple Street. Memorial Benefit Ride will leave from The Mill at 9:30 a.m. Registration fee is $15 and includes the ride, CP memorial patch and a meal ticket. Truck-Car Show includes all makes and models, Top 10 and Best of Show entry is $20. Check in from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Bike Show with 12 classes, a first place trophy and cash prize will also be held. There will be first, second, third place awards in each class. All motorcycles must be in by noon. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Silent Auction with Cheese and Wine will be from 6 until 8 p.m. The After Party will be from 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. For information, visit This is a non-profit 501c3 organization.

Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the WCRP Headquarters at Kevins Automotive at 500-C South Cumberland Street, Lebanon (behind 231 Car Sales). Guest speaker will be James Maness, vice mayor and District 2 Mt. Juliet city commissioner. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, chairman, at 444-5732 or visit

Tennessee Gesneriad Society will meet at Cheekwood in Botanic Hall at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14. The program will be on preparing for a show. For information on either meeting, contact Julie at or at 364-8459.

Mt. Juliet-West Wilson Historical Society will meet 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, at Rutland Place, 435 NW Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet. Guest speaker will be James E. Swain who will discuss The Swains and Related Families of Gladeville. He holds a masters degree and was a principal in Wilson County for 10 years. He also worked for the Tennessee Department of Education for 21 years. Everyone is invited. For information, contact Pat Everett at 758-5552.

Breast Cancer Friends support group meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at Maple Hill church of Christ, located on the corner of Maple Hill Road and West Main Street, Lebanon. Those who have had breast cancer in the past or who are dealing with it now are welcome to attend. Guest speaker for the Aug. 15 meeting will be Dr. Dwayne Lett, Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Call 444-6106 or 504-1147 for information.

Wilson County AARP Chapter #5023 will meet at Westland United Methodist Church, 110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. Guest speaker will be Dusty Wilson from Donelson Home Health who will discuss their facilities. Bring an item to be given to a family in need.

Pre-K at First Baptist Church, Lebanon starts Tuesday, Aug. 16. It offers an Academic and Socially Based program, teaching units, music programs, field trips and graduation. Teachers have college degrees. The school offers a loving Christian environment. If you would like your child to attend or need more information, call Clare Eskew at 449-8187.

Get Pumpedwith Joy! Get a free $10 gas card by simply stopping in at Joy Church International, 1019 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20. One per family, while supplies last.

Volunteers are needed for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to visit and advocate for the elderly residents of long-term care facilities in the surrounding counties. Requirements include patience, persistence, the ability to be objective and a genuine concern for the vulnerable elderly population in your area. The next 16-hour, two-day volunteer certification training will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 23-24. For information or to register for training, call the Ombudsman Program at 452-1687 or 452-5259.

Wilson County Conservative Republicans will now meet on the last Saturday of each month, due to scheduling conflicts. The next meeting will be Aug. 27, at Logans Roadhouse at Providence MarketPlace, Mt. Juliet.

Hot Writers for Cool Charities, presented by NoteWorthy Charities and The Listening Room, will be from 6 until 10 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, at The Listening Room Caf, 209 10th Ave. S., #200, Nashville. Admission is $10. Proceeds will be divided among Agape Animal Rescue, Lost and Found Ministry and Southern STARRS. There will be door prizes and a silent auction.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency USDA Commodity Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, and from 9 a.m. until noon, Thursday, Sept. 8, at Garden of Prayer Church on Bluebird Road, Lebanon. Commodities are available to households which meet Income Eligibility Guidelines. Available commodities include white beans, beef stew, peaches, pears, cheese soup, corn, mixed fruit, peanut butter and salmon. Bring proof of 2011 income and Social Security cards of everyone in the household. Funded in part by the DHS.

Looking Back and Planning Forward will be the theme of the La Coterie luncheon set for 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at Demos restaurant on Legends Drive, Lebanon. For information, call 444-1241.

Annual Community Fish Fry, hosted by Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 7463 Hickory Ridge Road, Mt. Juliet, will be on Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. Its an all-you-can-eat dinner.

Shoulders Reunion and Genealogical Exchange will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Donoho Hotel in Red Boiling Springs. Hotel reservations, if needed, can be made through email at or by calling 800-799-1705. Lunch will be served about noon. Cost is $12 per person. Other family names being researched and recorded are Clark, Crabtree, Gregory, Snead/Sneed, Strode, West, Wilson, Russell, Ray, Petty, Oldham, Newberry, Jenkins and Hudson. For information, contact Judy Brown at or call (513) 860-4181.

Lebanon High School Class of 1966 football team was the first to play at the current stadium. On Oct. 7 of this year, the last high school football game will be held at the LHS the Class of 66 attended. Join your classmates for the game and other reunion activities on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. Call 453-4752 for information. Deadline to register is Sept. 7.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon37087, 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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