Community CalendarFresh Start is a class for people who find themselves starting over in life. Whether you have lost a spouse, experienced a divorce, encountered a job loss, or just need a fresh start on life, this class is designed for you. Led by Christian Psychologist Bill Ross and his wife, Melissa, the class will meet in the basement of Immanuel Baptist Church on Wednesday nights at 6:30.
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.
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency Commodity Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, and from 9 a.m. until noon, Thursday, June 16, at Garden of Prayer on Bluebird Road, Lebanon. Commodities are available households which meet Income Eligibility Guidelines. Available commodities include fig pieces, apple cherry juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, apple juice, vegetarian beans, beef stew, white beans, pears, peaches, black eye peas, diced tomatoes and sliced potatoes. To sign up, bring proof of 2010 income, birthdates and Social Security numbers. Funded in part by DHS and USDA.
Gladeville Community Center Bluegrass will be held on the third Saturday on June 18 instead of the fourth Saturday. Music starts at 6 p.m. Also, the GCC and the Masonic Lodge No. 411 will have their July Barbecue. Pre-orders will be taken. Buy it by the pound or buy a pork butt. It will be ready on the Saturday before the July 4 holiday. For information regarding either of these events, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664.
Music in the Cedars will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 18, featuring Sugerridge Band. Bring your chairs and come to Cedars of Lebanon State Park at the Camper Registration Stage. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for 50 cents.
Wilson County Master Gardeners will host their 3rd Annual Garden Tours at Wilson County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, June 18. There will also be hourly “Tree Identification” seminars and fun for all ages.
Second Chance Prom will be Saturday, June 18, at Baird Chapel at Cumberland University, Lebanon. This is a chance for the grown-ups to go out and cut loose. Dancing, dining and fun are part of the evening complete with prom photos and auction items. Proceeds will benefit the Lebanon Marching Blue Devils as they raise funds for a trip to New York City to march in the Veteran’s Day Parade on Nov. 11. The Blue Devils are the only band in Tennessee invited to participate. For information, call 557-7517 or visit www.marchingbluedevils.com.
Gospel Singing featuring the Coleman Looper Family will be 6 p.m., Sunday, June 19, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Lower Helton Road. For information, contact Javin Lawson at 237-9331 or Bobby Hale at 529-2646.
IKE Summer Tutoring and Fun Program is accepting applications for children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade in the Lebanon area. There are openings for 35 children this summer. Program dates are June 20 through July 21. Enrolled children will concentrate on improving their basic Reading Comprehension and Math Skills. As an incentive for their hard work, the children will enjoy a day of recreation fun in the community. The IKE Program also needs volunteer tutors or teachers. Call 449-9010. For application information, call the Education Offices at 444-5030 or 449-9019 and ask for Ms. “Peaches.”
Wilson County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet. Call Trecia Dillingham for information at 443-5458.
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 23, at 233 Legends Drive, Lebanon.
“Alice’s Tea Party” A Standard Flower Show, will be from noon until 4 p.m., Friday, June 24, at the Fessenden House Museum, 236 West Main Street, Lebanon. The flower show is a whimsical interpretation of Alice in Wonderland and is presented by the Town & Country Garden Club, a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Deep South Region, Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., District II. For information, call 289-2138.
Mid-South Gospel Music Association presents “A Night of Gospel Music” featuring Purely Blessed, Resurrection Quartet, DnD Testimony in Song, Suzanne Winfree, Fred VanHook & The Harmoneers and a special appearance by Zach and Stephanie Young (First Baptist Church music minister). The event will be at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at First Baptist Church, 227 East Main Street, Lebanon. No admission will be charged, but a love offering will be taken. Visit www.msgma.com for information and future events.
Lebanon High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, June 25, at Five Oaks. Get your address to Gary Ligon on Facebook or call Amy Gregory at 417-1313 or Beverly Hurd at 444-3904 for details.
Green Hill Church of Christ Vacation Bible School will be Monday through Friday, June 27 through July 1, at the church at 11706 Lebanon Road, next to Dairy Queen in Mt. Juliet. The theme is “Upside Down Under, A Life Transforming Outback Adventure.” Classes will be offered for children 2 years old to eighth grade. VBS will be from 9 until 11:30 a.m. each day and will include Bible classes, skits, crafts and refreshments. Pre-register your child by calling the church at 758-7634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drying Foods Class will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, June 30, in the Education Building, James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Cost is $15. Deadline to register is Monday, June 20 (UT Extension Office, 925 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon, closes at 4:30 p.m.). You can also email Shelly Barnes at email@example.com, then mail the check to UT Extension at address previously listed or bring it by the office. You’ll learn how to dry foods safely at home and receive a booklet of publications on drying foods.
Wilson County Retired Teachers’ Association will award two scholarships for the fall semester. Applications are now available at the Office of Student Financial Service at Cumberland University, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The WCRTA Scholarship is available to any junior or senior majoring in education. All parts of the application must be completed to be accepted. Deadline for applying is Friday, July 1.
Lebanon High School Class of 1991 is planning a 20-year reunion for July 2. Organizers are looking for classmates. Email contact information to Dawn Carr Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call 308-0034. For information, go to www.eventbrite.com or Facebook.
Second Annual Tojo Creek Gourd Gala and Art Festival will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Admission is free. The event is hosted by Tojo Creek Gourd Patch and the U.T. Extension Office. It will feature local gourd artists, many of whom have won awards for their craft, and they will provide demonstrations and displays. Some gourd arts will be on sale. For information, call John Swendiman at 449-0335 or email TojoCreekRanch@wildblue.net.
Wilson County Schools New Student Registration will be 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, at your zoned school. New students enrolling in county schools must have their address verified as a first step in registering. To determine which school is zoned to attend, key in your address on bus routes/zoning section on the school system’s website at www.wcschools.com. For information, call 444-3282, ext. 7308 or 7281. To register, parents will need the child’s certified birth certificate, Social Security Card, Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization, proof of custody (if parents are divorced/separated) and proof of residence (at least two are required).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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