Today is Tuesday, August 22, 2017


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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. We welcome any eligible veteran who wishes to join and desires to serve veterans. To learn more contact Post Commander John Marshall at; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at

GED/HiSET Prep Classes are offered day and night. The Adult Learning Center is a nonprofit organization providing free GED/HiSET preparation classes and basic literacy classes for the community. Contact the ALC at 615-443-8731 for information. In addition to the 107 N. Greenwood location in Lebanon, day classes are offered in Watertown and night classes are in Mt. Juliet and Old Hickory. Free classes are offered at West Wilson Middle School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Classes are also available in Carthage and Hartsville. Anyone interested in obtaining their high school equivalency diploma should contact the ALC.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group for Caregivers meets at 5 p.m., the second Sunday of each month, in Room 210 at Maple Hill church of Christ on the corner of Maple Hill Road and West Main Street, Lebanon. The group is for caregivers who have loved ones with Alzheimer's or Dementia and allows caregivers to talk with others who are experiencing some of the same difficulties and in return find help and encouragement. For information, visit

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. Juliet Senior Activity Center 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.

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 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 449-1970 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 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 415 Park Ave. in Lebanon. For more information, contact Dave at 615-238-7992.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. To learn more, call 1-800-431-1754 or visit

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.

Scholarship applications from the Wilson County TSU Alumni Chapter are now available. Students interested in attending Tennessee State University should contact J.W. McGuire at or Aniece McClure at

Omni Visions will hold a job fair on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Lebanon Goodwill location. We will be hiring Residential Services Specialists who are responsible for providing residents with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with direction, guidance and supervision in daily activities and acting as a positive/consistent role model. Located in a highly disciplined educational and residential services facility for children. Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Conditional employment offers will be made onsite. Please bring a current drivers license and Social Security card.

NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter will meet on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. at The Spain House on the campus of First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. Hostesses include Betty Anderson, Cindy Burkitt, Virginia Dawson and Anna Gayle Lannom. The program is recognition of DAR Good Citizens selected in Wilson County high schools.

Time-Traveler's Seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 1987 at 9:55 a.m. For more information, contact Dr. Emmett Brown or Calvin Klein. Special parking available for all DeLoreans.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, April 2 at 7:45 a.m. at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.

Wilson County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 2 at the Castle Heights branch of Wilson Bank & Trust in Lebanon. The guest speaker will be Linda McCrary, a past president of the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association. This month's community project will be a special donation to Wilson County Books from Birth. There will be a luncheon with the meeting, and reservations are required. Any retired educator is welcome to attend. Call 615-444-0071 for more information.

City of Lebanon Gas Department Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Activities during this free event include Easter Bunny visits, free fire engine rides, decorated egg contest and egg hunts for the following age groups: 0-23 months, ages 2-3, ages 4-6, ages 7-8 and ages 9-10. Bring your own camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Wilson County Library Board will meet on Monday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library.

Wilson County Health & Welfare Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Lebanon City Council will hold a public hearing and regular called meeting on Tuesday, April 7 at 5:55 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall of the City of Lebanon Administration Building, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue.

Wilson County Public Works Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Let's Talk Tech, hosted by TDS, is coming to the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 8 from 8 until 9 a.m. Want to try out TDS TV? Have a question about high-speed Internet? Technology experts will be on-hand to talk with you and answer questions about the services they provide. This is a free event designed to help the Mt. Juliet community learn more about the technology available. For registration information, visit

Lebanon City Council will hold a work session to review the 2015-16 fiscal year budget on Thursday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall of the City of Lebanon Administration Building, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue.

Taste of Mt. Juliet will be held on Friday, April 10 at Mt. Juliet High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and activities continue until 8 p.m. Guests will sample fine food, desserts and drinks from approximately 30 of Mt. Juliet's restaurants. Adult tickets are $20, senior adults (65+) are $15, family ticket (up to five family members) $45, children 12 and under $5. Proceeds fund the many Mt. Juliet Rotary Club projects in the community. Tickets may be purchased from any Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club member of by contacting Chuck Groover at 615-773-5200.

Wilson County Civic League will hold its annual Fellowship Dinner on Saturday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in Cumberland University's Baird Chapel. The guest speaker will be Tim Bryant, director of Wilson County Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Tickets are $30 and include dinner. Tickets may be purchased at the Market Street Community Center, located at 321 East Market Street in Lebanon.

Three-time National Guitar Champion Steve Kaufman and special guest Southern Image will perform in concert at Fiddler's Grove Historic Village in Lebanon on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. For tickets or additional details, contact Terri Merryman at 615-453-9655 or via e-mail at

Cumberland University Department of Music will present "The Impresario" on Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14, at 7 p.m. in the June & Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center. The production is a musical comedy composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Admission is free; however, reservations are encouraged. For additional information, contact Molly Agee at or 615-547-1331.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in schoolhouse G at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

Wilson County Board of Education will hold a work session at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, followed by a Board meeting at 6 p.m. The work session and meeting will be held at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 107 Bay Court, Suite B, Lebanon, TN 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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