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Calendar - May 11

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Government Meetings
Wilson County Commission’s Planning & Zoning Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 16, in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, 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. in the same location.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m., Monday, June 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 noon, Monday, May 23.

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.

“Southern Fried Funeral,” a comedy by Osborne & Eppler presented by the SunnySide Performing Arts Ministry at Westland United Methodist Church, will be Thursdays, May 5 and 12, at 7:30 p.m., cost is $8 for the show only; Fridays, May 6, 13 and 30, dessert theatre, at 7:30 p.m., cost is $12; Saturdays, May 7, 14 and 21, dinner theatre (fried chicken), cost is $18, dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; Sundays, May 8 and 15, dessert theatre, at 2:30 p.m., cost is $12. For reservations or information, call 444-1447. Leave your name, phone number and number in party, or any questions. Cash or check at the door.

Public Records Committee will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, at the Wilson County Archives.
Health & Welfare Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 12, in the commission courtroom at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Tea Party will attend the first ever “Tennessee Freedom Coalition at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at Cornerstone Church in Madison. Guest speaker will be Geert Wilders, the spokesperson against the encroachment of Islam in Western Europe. For information, visit

Annual Spring “Reaching for the STARRS” Benefit Trail Ride for Southern STARRS, Inc., will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at Cedars of Lebanon Stables, Highway 231 South. It is a 10-mile ride. The entry fee is $25. Entry fee will be waived with $75 or more in pledges. Door prizes will also be awarded for $75 or more in pledges. Each paid participant will receive a gift bag ($25 value). First prize is worth more than $200. You must turn in pledges to be eligible for prizes. For pre-registration and pledge sheets, contact Southern STARRS at 453-2592, email or visit There will be a cookout after the ride.

Wilson County Republican Party will take its May meeting on the road to Mt. Juliet. The WCRP will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Hampton Inn & Suites at 5001 Crossings Circle (across from Providence MarketPlace). Guest speaker will be new Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, WCRP chairman, at 444-5732 or visit
Watertown High School Class of 1960 will hold a reunion on Saturday, May 14 at 5 p.m. at Ryan’s in Lebanon. For more information you may contact Lynda Sue Simpson at 237-3801.

Greenvale Cemetery Memorial Service will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 15. In case of rain, the service will be held at Greenvale Church.

Wilson County Schools Pre-Kindergarten Round-Up will be from noon until 5 p.m., Friday, May 20, in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Open to any 3-5 year old in Wilson County, the event is free and will include food, games and prizes. Speech/language, developmental, vision and hearing screenings will be offered. For information, call Denise McMillan, Pre-K coordinator, at 453-7302, or Cindy Johnson, program assistant, at 547-7751, ext. 2032.

Antique Tractor, Antique Truck and Gas Engine Show, hosted by Wilson County Antique Power Association, will be Saturday, May 21, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Gates open at 8 a.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For information, contact Johnny/Debbie Mitchell at 444-6944.

PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows reaching widows, will meet at The Art Mill in Lebanon at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Participants will paint a blue iris, the symbol of PHOEBE Ministries. Cost is $35 plus tax, and all materials are included. Members are also collecting drink cans and soup and vegetable cans for Miracle Power, a ministry that is building a home for widows and orphans in Africa. Bring empty cans to the meeting where someone will be on hand to collect them.

Gladeville Community Center holds Zumba Classes every Wednesday at the GCC from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call Brandie Reshe at 668-2758. Bluegrass at the GCC will be Saturday, May 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hands of Time will perform. For information call Beazley at 243-2664.

Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year reunion to be held June 11. Call one of the following people with your contact information: Teresa Halbert at 444-5995, Phil Bragg at 444-4941, Jo Smith at 444-8811 or Brownie Hall at 444-5173.

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.

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 or, or call 308-0034. For information, go to or Facebook.

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