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Community CalendarLebanon 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 or email

New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church invites everyone to an evening of gospel music with recording artists Pam Weston and Don Poythress at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9, in the church sanctuary. Admission is free, but you may make a love offering for the guest artists. Free refreshments will be furnished by the church at intermission. New Hope Church is at 7845 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon. For information, call 449-7020 or visit

Unity Church, 222 Cainsville Road, Lebanon, will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 9. The guests will be Purely Blessed and other guest singers. Everyone is welcome. The pastor is Brother Kenneth Bowen.

Music in the Cedars will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Sharing the outdoor stage next the Campers Registration Center will be Tennessee Gospel Aires and Off Road. There is no admission fee. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for 50 cents each. Bring your chairs.

Fear, Frenzy & Faith with Kim Bolton – Rocky Valley Baptist Church is hosting a Ladies Night at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 9. Tickets are $15 which includes dinner. Contact Jennifer at 218-5701 or Candy at 944-9407 for tickets. Deadline to purchase tickets is Saturday, July 2.

Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 9, at the WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street (next to Kevin’s Automotive and directly behind 231 Car Sales), Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Trecia Dillingham, president of the Wilson County Chapter of Tennessee Right to Life. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, chairman of the WCRP, at 444-5732, or go to

Second Annual Tojo Creek Gourd Gala will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at the East/West Building of the James E. Ward Agricultural Center/Wilson County Fairgrounds. Come and see a wide variety of gourd arts and crafts. Admission is free. For information, email or call John Swendiman at 449-0335. The event is co-sponsored by UT Extension.

Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church, 1702 Sparta Pike, Lebanon, will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 11-15, for ages birth through 6th grade.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, at Gondola (in front of Walmart) in Lebanon. Members are encouraged to bring toothpaste to assist the Mt. Juliet Help Center. Guest speaker will be Dr. Bill McKee, professor of Education and Public Service Management at Cumberland University. The first place scholarship winner will also be in attendance. The Democratic Women sponsor scholarships for Wilson County senior high school students. There were three winners this year.

University of Tennessee Extension will offer the 4-H Babysitter’s Training Program from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, July 12-14, at the UT Extension Office at 925 E. Baddour Pkwy., Suite 100, Lebanon. The age range for this class is 5th through 12th grade. Participants must attend all three days. Cost will be $30 to cover materials each participant will receive. Space is limited, and slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. All participants must pre-register to attend. If you would like to register your child, or have questions or concerns, contact Marietta Sanford at 444-9584 or by email at

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.

Tennessee Gesneriad Society will meet at Cheekwood in Botanic Hall at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 17. The program will be slideshow of the National Convention flower show. For information, contact Julie at or call 364-8459.

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, or Jennifer Jackson at the Co-op at 444-5212. Deadline for pre-registration and pre-payment is the Friday before class.

Long-Term Ombudsman Program volunteers are needed to visit and advocate for the elderly residents of long-term care facilities in the Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Robertson County areas. Requirements include patience, persistence, the ability to be objective and a genuine concern for the vulnerable elderly population in the 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 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.

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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