GED/HSE (high school equivalency) preparation classes are being conducted regularly in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, Old Hickory, Hartsville and Carthage. The GED exam is offered in various locations. For information, contact the Adult Education office at 443-8731.
Historic Lebanon and Wilson County Election Commission announce the pre-sell of the 100th anniversary book of Lebanon’s old Federal post office. The book, 203 East Main, Celebrating the History of Lebanon’s Original Federal Post Office Building, 1913-2013, may be pre-ordered during Wilson County Fair at the Election Commission’s booth or by calling Historic Lebanon at 547-9795 or in person at the Election Commission office at 203 East Main Street, Lebanon. Cost is $20 with proceeds benefiting Historic Lebanon. A limited number will be printed so reserve your copy today.
Wilson County Animal Control is in desperate need of flea and tick preventative. The fleas are very bad this year. If you can help, call 444-9775.
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 522 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, at 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Fridays. For information, call the helpline at 1-888-476-2482 or visit www.nanashville.org.
Job Seekers, a networking group for the unemployed and underemployed, meets from noon until 1 p.m., every Monday, in Room 302 on the College Hills Church campus, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, email email@example.com or call the church office at 444-9502.
Meals On Wheels volunteers are needed to deliver meals in Mt. Juliet to homebound older adults on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Meals are ready to be picked up by 9:30 a.m., at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, 2034 North Mt. Juliet Road, and the delivery usually takes about an hour. Routes are typically less than 20 miles of travel. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or as your schedule permits. For information, call Dawn Cathey, site manager, at 758-2777.
- offers a number of activities. Join the “Over the Hill Choir” at 10 a.m. every Monday. In addition to weekly choir practice, the group performs for senior programs in the community. Karaoke is held at 12:30 p.m., every third Tuesday of the month. And a Good Old Time Country Music Show is from 1 until 3 p.m., every Thursday. Bring your acoustic instrument and join the performers or just come and listen. Call 758-9114 in advance if you wish join seniors for lunch. The center is at 2034 N. Mt. Juliet Road.
- 7463 Hickory Ridge Road, Mt. Juliet, has opened a food pantry available to those who have a need. The pantry is open the third Wednesday of every month, from 5 until 6:30 p.m., and is for all Wilson County residents. For information, call 444-2390.
Attention Veterans: If you need information or help filing for Veteran’s Benefits, contact the Veteran’s Service Office, Suite 106, Wilson County Courthouse, or call 444-2460.
Celebrate Recovery: Support for hurts, hang-ups and habits, meets from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Fairview Church, the left-side entrance, on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, contact Sonny Warmath at 707-0305.
Telephone Pioneers of America has Volume Number 1 and Volume Number 3 cookbooks for sale. All sales benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.
Lebanon 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. Matt Shoemaker, M.S., will be available for counseling at the church building on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. He sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.
Lebanon Friendship AL-ANON and ALATEEN Family Groups, for family and friends of alcoholics which meets at Our House at 115 North Greenwood Street, is changing the time of meetings to 7 p.m., Sundays and Thursdays. Contacts are Harriet at 444-2852 and Lynda at 444-8434.
HomeSafe Women’s Support Group meets Wednesday evenings. For information, or 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.
Cedar Creek Community Band, an all-volunteer group, rehearses each Monday from 7 until 9 p.m. For information and directions to the rehearsal location, contact Sherie Grossman at (949) 683-4068 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity Concert, to bepresented at Journey Church by Paul Mitchell, the School, Murfreesboro, will be from 6 until 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. There will be family fun, concessions and a performance by The Matt Chapel Band. All proceeds will to the Andrew Gomez Foundation. Admission is $15 at the door.
Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street at Kevin’s Automotive (behind 231 Car Sales), Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Alphonso Ashworth, a conservative political activist, business owner and author of True Manchurian. Beverages and pastries will be served. For information, contact Clark Boyd, chairman, at 444-8111 or email at email@example.com.
Wilson County Sportsman’s Club will have its annual fish fry from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at its clubhouse a 38 N. Denny Road, Lebanon. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for those ages 14 and under. The all-you-care-to-eat meal includes fish, fries, hush puppies, white beans, slaw and tea. Come by for food and fellowship and maybe some tips on catching the big ones in the lake. Proceeds go toward club projects.
Reptile Rally at Petco in Lebanon will be from noon until 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Kick off Halloween fun with the Most Bootiful Reptile Contest. Compete or vote for your favorite. There will also be a Reptile Mythbuster Game where you can learn what makes reptiles so unique, and a special presentation by “The Snake Hunter” Ernie Lanier with the largest Albino Burmese Python in Tennessee. There will be a Meet and Greet Trick or Treat where you can enjoy a tasty treat and meet fun reptiles.
Shoulders/Gregory Reunion (which includes any ancestors related to them) will be from 10 a.m. until 3p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Donoho Hotel in Red Boiling Springs. Lunch will be served at noon, cost is $12 per person. Larry Earl Mabry will speak about this book, Jackson County Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions 1801-2003 Including Some Genealogy. Have your questions ready. Hotel reservations, if needed, may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 800-799-1705.
Wilson County 911 Board regular meeting will be 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, at the 911 office at 1611 West Main Street, Lebanon.
UMC/McFarland Volunteer Auxiliary will host “Masquerade” (the $5 jewelry sale) from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, and from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the lower level of University Medical Center’s North Tower. Come join everyone for this event.
Wilson County Beer Board will not meet on Monday, Oct. 14.
Wilson County Democratic Party will have its monthly meeting and Executive Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in the Gentry Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Amus Powers. For information, call the WCDP at 444-3636 or visit the website at wilsoncodp.org and “Like” them on Facebook.
Lebanon Planning Commission preliminary meeting will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.
Lebanon City Council regular meeting will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 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.
Wilson County Beekeepers will host a three-night Short Course in Beekeeping Oct. 15-17, in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon, starting a 7 each night. Cost is $25 per person and $45 per couple. Reserved seats are limited, so contact Petra Mitchell at 286-2529 or email email@example.com for details or registration application.
Fifth Annual Taste of Wilson County will be from 5 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, on the new location this year on the Lebanon Square. There will be fun, delicious food, shopping from all the downtown merchants, the kids zone and the showing of “Beetlejuice” at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. The event benefits the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Education programs. Advance tickets for Taste of Wilson County are $20 for adults, and $25 on the day of the event; $5 for children ages 6-11, and $10 on the day of the event, and free for children age 5 and under. Cost to watch the movie is $10. For information, call the Chamber at 444-5503 or visit www.tasteofwilsoncounty.com.
Southern STARRS will hold its Annual Benefit Trail Ride Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cedar of Lebanon Stables. Preregistration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 17, so no one will miss out on lunch. Entry fee is due at registration, starting at 9 a.m., before the trail ride begins. Everyone heads out on the trails at 10, and lunch will be provided after everyone returns. For registration forms and pledge forms, visit www.southernstarrs.org. The person who brings in the most pledges wins the grand prize, a western saddle.
Roy Bailey African American Museum and History Center will celebrate its 14th Annual 70+ Honorary Luncheon at noon, Saturday, Oct. 19, at Pickett-Rucker United Methodist Church, 633 Glover Street, Lebanon. All older adults are invited. For information, call 360-8279.
Ghosts in the Grove at Fiddlers Grove will be Saturday, Oct. 19. Ticket purchases begin at 6 p.m., and the first Ghostly tour begins at 6:30. Tours will be conducted every half-hour. Admission is $20 for a Family Pass (two adults and up to three children), $7 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and under. Sugar Ridge will provide Bluegrass music. Food and drink will be available. For information, call 443-2626 or visit www.fiddlersgrove.org.
Breast Cancer Friends support group meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Hill church of Christ located on the corner of West Main Street and Maple Hill Road, Lebanon. Those who have had breast cancer in the past or who are dealing with it now are welcome. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All breast cancer survivors are invited to join the group Oct. 21 for the ninth annual “Celebration of Life” dinner and festivities. Come share in the joy in the life with which God has blessed you. Reservations are required. Call Melanie at 444-6106 or Jean at 504-1147.
Wilson County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet. For information, go to www.wilsoncountyrighttolife.com.
Wilson County Board of Education will hold a work session at 8 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25, to review the Nov. 4 board meeting agenda at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon.
Joy Church Fall Festival will be from 3 until 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27. There will be games, inflatables, food and more. There will be something for every age group. Everything is free as a blessing to the community. Joy Church is at 1019 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet. For information, call 773-5252 or visit www.joychurch.net.
IKE Services, Inc. – IKE Tutoring and Mentoring program is enrolling students in grades 1-6 in need of extra academic tutoring. This is IKE’s 16th year of providing academic tutoring and mentoring services to Wilson County’s students. The program this year will start on Monday, Oct. 28. This is a United Way of Wilson County funded program, and the services are free. The IKE program needs good tutors this year. Call Marie at 579-2457 or the IKE Education offices at 449-9010.
Winfree-Bryant Middle School Band is selling poinsettias now through Friday, Nov. 1, with the assistance of D&J Fresh Fruit Fundraising company. For information, call the school at 449-4560.
Lebanon High School Class of 1983 will have its 30-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Five Oaks Country Club. The event will begin at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments and entertainment and a cash bar. Cost is $30 per person, and you are requested to send in payment as soon as possible. Send payment to Linda Johnson Dunham, 2407 West Clay Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087.
Wilson County Board of Education regular meeting will be 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. All items to be considered for the agenda must be emailed to Rose Ratagick at RatagickR@wcschools.com no later than noon, Monday, Oct. 21.
Annual Fall Fest, sponsored by Hermitage United Methodist Women, will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church at 205 Belinda Drive, Hermitage. There will be 40+ booths, Georgia pecans, and a pancake breakfast from 8 until 10 a.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs from the Joy Class will be available starting at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit HUMW Mission Work.
West Elementary Bulldog 5K & Fun Run will begin 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Parkview Drive, Mt. Juliet. There will be a 5K race and 1 Mile Fun Run, Kid’s Activity Zone, awards, food and drinks. Proceeds benefit West Elementary School. The 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8 a.m., the 5K gets under way at 8:30 and awards will be presented at 10:30. Registration fee for the 5K is $25 per person, $50 for a family up four and $65 for a family of up to six. Registration fee for the Fun Run is $15. Note: Those who register after Nov. 7 will not be guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration Same Day Fun Run is $20, 5K is $30 for individuals and no family discounts. For information: go to Active.com/keyword search Bulldog 5K or call 758-5846.
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