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CalendarLebanon 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. 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 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.

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.

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.

Wilson County Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the year at the First Church of the Nazarene on North Cumberland Street, Lebanon, at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1. Septembers project is to bring personal hygiene items for high school students. Retired educators are invited to be guests. For information, call 444-0071.

Cooks United Methodist Church will sell barbecue and ribs to the community on Saturday, Sept. 3. Proceeds will fund local mission work. Pulled pork will be sold for $7.50/pound and smoked ribs for $25 for a 4-pound slab. To place an order, email Joyce Gaines at and include your name, phone number and quantity of meat ordered. The mean may be picked up at the church at 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, from noon until 2 p.m.

Cunningham Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Norene Community Center. The potluck dinner will be at 1 p.m. For information, call 286-2308 or 286-2148.

Nashville African Violet Club will meet at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Green Hill Womens Center, 10905 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. The Tennessee Gesneriad Society will hold its annual Show and Sale at Cheekwood in Botanic Hall on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11. For information regarding either event, contact Julie at or call 364-8459.

Department of Human Services will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter meets at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Spain House at First United Methodist Church, Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Eric Spear, band director at Lebanon High School.

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.

UMC/McFarland Volunteer Auxiliary will have an Ultimate Linen Sale from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 8, and from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, at the old intensive care unit at University Medical Center. There will be towels, sheets, comforters, curtains, quilts and many more items.

Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the WCRP headquarters at Kevins Automotive, 500-C South Cumberland Street, Lebanon (directly behind 231 Car Sales). Guest speaker Mark Goins, Tennessee coordinator of Elections, will discuss New Voting ID requirements. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, chairman of the WCRP, at 444-5732 or visit

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 449-6684.

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.

Mt. Juliet-West Wilson County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at Rutland Place, 435 N.W. Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet. Guest speaker will be Woody McMillin, author of In the Presence of Soldiers. He will speak on World War II Maneuvers in Middle Tennessee. His book will be available for purchase at the meeting.

Powell Family Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Pine Orchard Community Center on Airport Road/TN-299 in Morgan County. Covered dish luncheon will be at 1:30 p.m. Bring covered dish, drinks, old pictures, family records and genealogy information to share. Bring a musical instrument for entertainment. For information, call Linda Powell at (423) 369-6766 or email, Kathryn Powell at (937) 901-4844 or at, or Virginia Brown at (865) 254-3460 or at

Norene School Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. and all former students are encouraged to attend. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of remembering and fellowship. For more information call 308-7515 or 714-3575.

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.

Realtors Political Action Committee will hold its 99er Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. It will take place at the Cedar Creek Club on Benders Ferry Road in Mt. Juliet. Anyone who gives $99 or more to RPAC for 2011 by Sept. 9 is eligible to attend and may bring a guest. Make your personal or corporate check payable to RPAC and send to the Association office to get an invitation.

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.

Elzie Patton Expo, a community celebration of fine arts and business, will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at Elzie Patton Elementary School, 1003 Woodridge Place, Mt. Juliet. Shop for unique holiday gifts from artists, crafters and businesses from across Middle Tennessee. There will be storytelling, a pottery demonstration, DIY craft activities, music and much more. For information, visit or call 773-9630.

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 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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