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Calendar- Oct. 7, 2016

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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post for Wilson County is Post 5015 in Lebanon. The Post meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Any veteran who has been awarded a Campaign Medal or Combat Medal for any hostility is eligible for membership, verified by the veterans' DD 214 Form. Presently, Post 5015 is having success in rebuilding its post and becoming active in district and local events. It is not a Lebanon post, but a countywide post. To learn more contact Post Commander John Marshall at; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at

Do you need a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma (formerly GED)? The Adult Learning Center at 107 North Greenwood in Lebanon offers free preparatory classes in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet with morning, afternoon and evening classes. For those who qualify, the State of Tennessee is paying the $75 HSE test fee. Please call (615) 443-8731 to make an appointment today.

Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce hosts Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto from 1:30 until 3 p.m., the last Wednesday of each month, and District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody from 8 until 10 a.m., the first Friday of each month, at the chamber's office at 149 Public Square. Citizens are encouraged to come and share their concerns and views with these elected officials.

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

Job Seekers, a networking group for the unemployed and underemployed, meets at noon and at 6 p.m., every Monday, at The Next Step Resource Center, 216-B Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, email or call 547-9999.

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.

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 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 9 p.m. on Thursdays at Fairview Church, the left-side entrance, on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, contact Sonny Warmath at 707-0305.

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 participate or partner 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.

Responding Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step program that meets Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Cross Style Center, located at 111 West Lester Avenue in Lebanon. For information, call Robert at (615) 559-2867.

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.

Mt. Juliet Police Coffee with a Cop will be held on Friday, Oct. 7 from 7 until 9 a.m. at Chick-fil-A in Providence MarketPlace. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. MJPD Chief James Hambrick, his leadership team and officers will have coffee in hand and be ready to enjoy simple conversation, offering the public the chance to meet with officers in a relaxed environment and talk about anything - from crime issues to neighborhood programs, public safety management to how to join the force.

Wilson County Road Commission will meet on Friday, Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. at the road commission office. The meeting of the Wilson County Urban Type Public Facilities Board will immediately follow.

Free Clothing Store will be open Friday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. until noon at Life Church, located at 3688 Highway 109 in Lebanon. The store is open to everyone, and it is completely free. To learn more, visit

Fiddlers Grove Historical Village presents Orson Wells' "War of the Worlds" on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The night of music, theatre and food will include entertainment by Fiddlers Grove Theatre and Brother Trouble. Tickets are $22. Seating is limited. To make reservations or for more details, call (615) 443-2626.

Cedar Seniors Inc. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m. at 226 University Avenue in Lebanon. Cost is $5 per person. To learn more, call (615) 444-0829.

Wilson County Republican Party will hold their monthly membership meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at State Rep. Mark Pody's insurance office, located at 113 South Cumberland Street in Lebanon. Republican candidates running for office have been invited to speak.

Free Couponing Class will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at noon at Life Church, located at 3688 Highway 109 in Lebanon. Bring a sack lunch, a notebook, a pen and come prepared to learn. If you would like to attend, e-mail or call (615) 469-5190.

Fiddlers Grove will present another evening with bluegrass music by SugarRidge on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. The performance will be held in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon - offering plenty of room for dancing and family fun.

Wilson County Election Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, located at 415 Tennessee Boulevard in Lebanon, to inspect Early Voting and Election Day voting machines.

Wilson County 911 Board will meet on Monday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. at the 911 office, located at 1611 West Main Street in Lebanon.

Mt. Juliet Republican Women will host Congressman Diane Black at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 10 at Courtney's Restaurant in Mt. Juliet. The group meets at 6 p.m. for an optional dinner and 7 p.m. for the speaker in the small room to the left of the entrance. Anyone is welcome; no membership needed, men included. We have new merchandise arriving regularly at our headquarters, located at 2228 North Mt. Juliet Road. Please stop by and check us out for Diane Black, Susan Lynn and Donald Trump signs, shirts, hats, bumper stickers, pins and lots of other items. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Long Hunter Mega-Hike, now in its 10th year, will allow participants to hike all of Long Hunter State Park's trails - about 26 miles - in a single day on Saturday, Oct. 22. Whether you hike only a couple of miles or all 26, the objective is to have fun, enjoy the fall foliage and experience the wide variety of habitats Long Hunter has to offer. Bring water, lunch, snacks and good hiking shoes. Those who complete all 26 miles will receive a special certificate of merit. Meet at the Couchville Lake parking lot in Area 2 at 6:45 a.m.; the hike begins promptly at 7 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park.

BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at the Mt. Juliet Belk store in Providence Marketplace on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. The center offers free, convenience mammography screenings. Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and have a primary care physician are eligible by calling (855) 655-2662 to schedule an appointment. All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology's licensed female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging, will interpret the mammogram, and confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

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