Community Calendar - 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.
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.
Hunters Point Celebration Center will sponsor a Summer Fun Kid’s Camp on Wednesday nights at 7 during June and July for ages 3-11. There will be games, prizes, music, crafts and more with guest appearances by Forgiveness Man and Dr. Cut It Out. Adults are welcomed to attend the mid-week service. HPCC Is at 2232 Hunters Point Pike, Lebanon. For information, visit wwwlhpccenter.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church will host Summer Sessions, a Vacation Bible School for youth ages 12-18, from 6 until 8 p.m., now through Friday, July 15. The church is at 633 Glover Street, Lebanon.
Music in the Cedars at Cedars of Lebanon State Park will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 16. Seed of Joy and the Webb Sister will be performing gospel music. Bring your chair to the Camper Registration State at the park. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available in the smoke-free area.
Big Springs Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, July 16. The theme is Beach Party. Lunch will be served. Bring a swimsuit and a towel. The church is located off Carthage Highway and Big Springs Road. For information, call 319-0810.
Southern Gospel Singing will be at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, 6485 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet. Richard K. Gleaves will serve as master of ceremonies. Featured performing groups will be New Hope Quartet of Mt. Juliet and Fred VanHook & The Harmoneers of Lebanon. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will be provided.
Historic Lebanon Tomorrow’s Third Annual Tomato Festival will be from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, July 16, at the Lebanon Farmer’s Market on South Maple Street. The free event will celebrate the humble tomato. Local bluegrass band One Way Out will perform. The Tomato Contest will be judged at 11:30 a.m. Entries for the contest will begin at 10 a.m. Categories are Most Perfect Tomato, Largest Tomato, Smallest Tomato, Ugliest Tomato and Tastiest Tomato. For information, call Kathy Adams at 934-7927.
Open Table, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, will serve a meal without charge to any person in the community who can benefit from a hot meal and fellowship at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 17. It will be in the Family Life Center located on the church campus at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon, across from the Library. Signs will be posted, toilet facilities will be made available and you will be made welcome.
Wilson County AARP Chapter #5023 will meet at Westland United Methodist Church at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 19. The Indoor Picnic will be held at the church and members are asked to bring a covered dish. The fried chicken will be furnished. A surprise game is being planned for everyone to play and gifts will be awarded to winners. Bring a friend.
Canning College for Beginners, presented by Wilson Farmer’s Co-op and the UT Extension, will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, and Thursday, July 21, in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. The July 19 class will be Water Bath, Canning Fruit and Pickles, and the July 21 class will be Water Bath, Canning Salsa and Pressure Canning. Pre-registration and pre-payment of class fee is required. Class size is limited to 10 participants who will take home various items they have canned in both workshops. Cost to attend is $25 per class which includes supplies, one product of each recipe for each student, copy of UT Extension publication, Canning Foods, and information. Sign up at the Wilson Farmer’s Co-op Business Office with Renee Tanner. Make checks payable to UT Extension. For information, contact Shelly Barnes, MS, CFLE, FCS extension agent, at 444-9584 or email@example.com, or Jennifer Jackson at the Co-op at 444-5212. Deadline for pre-registration and pre-payment is the Friday before class.
Lebanon Special School District registration for students will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday, July 25, at the student’s zoned school (Byars Dowdy, Castle Heights, Coles Ferry, Sam Houston, Walter J. Baird and Winfree Bryant Middle). All parents must provide proof of residency at time of registration, which may include a utility and/or phone bill identifying the name and address of the parent/guardian; notarized letter from a manager/landlord if utilities are included in a rent payment; or property tax bill supported by other acceptable documents that contain proof of residence (i.e. driver’s license, etc.). Students/parents must attend registration on this date even if they pre-registered their child or children during the 2010-2011 school year.
Wilson Central High School will have its annual pizza picnic for incoming freshmen and their parents from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, July 28, in the main cafeteria. Students will receive their schedules and will have an opportunity to locate their classrooms and meet their teachers. Free pizza and drinks will be served. Students unable to attend the picnic will receive their class schedule on the first day of school.
Business Extravaganza, presented by the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and Lebanon Premium Outlets, will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the Lebanon Premium Outlets. Tax-Free Friday will also be Aug. 5. Door prizes and family events are planned throughout the day. A Fashion Show will be at noon. If you would like to participate, or if you need information, call 444-5503.
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.
Calling all Wilson County High School graduates and teachers, the Class of 1964 invites you to take a cruise to the Bahamas, Nassau, leaving out of Florida on April 30, 2012 and returning on May 4, 2012. For information, contact Emma Tapley Stafford at 453-1402 or Bob Lowe at Travel World at 444-0533.
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