Today is Saturday, August 19, 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 9 p.m. on 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

Wilson County Road Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 10 at the Road Commission Office in Lebanon. The Wilson County Urban Type Public Facilities Board will meet in the office immediately following the road commission meeting.

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 Republican Party will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, April 11 at 9 a.m. at Kevin's Automotive, located behind 231 Automotive Sales on South Cumberland in Lebanon.

Think Green - Think Clean, a youth litter challenge and recycling carnival presented by the City of Lebanon Beautification Commission, the City of Mt. Juliet, the Wilson County Stormwater Group and Lebanon Premium Outlets, will be held on Saturday, April 11 from noon until 3 p.m. at Lebanon Premium Outlets. For information about volunteering for Think Green - Think Clean or other beautification projects, contact RT Baldwin at 615-444-3674, ext. 2318.

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

Wilson County Emergency Communications District 911 Board will meet on Monday, April 13 at 4 p.m. at the 911 office, located at 1611 West Main Street in Lebanon.

Wilson County Beer Board will meet on Monday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Democratic Party invites all democrats to attend their meeting on Monday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the School Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

Wilson County Election Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 a.m. at the election commission office, located at 203 East Main Street in Lebanon.

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.

Winfree Bryant Middle School's Aviator Drama students will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," April 16 through 19. The show will be presented on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 18 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium, located at 1213 Leeville Pike in Lebanon.

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center will hold a benefit Dance Party on Saturday, April 18 from 5 until 7 p.m., featuring the Bonna Brothers Band with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit the campaign to raise funds for a new senior center. To learn more, call 615-758-9114.

Rules Committee of the Wilson County Commission will meet on Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Kids and Guns Firearm Safety Class will be conducted by the Lebanon Police Department on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the city courtroom of the Lebanon Police Department. All, including children, are invited to attend the event. The class will take the mystery out of firearms and educate children and parents on following strict protocols that can keep everyone safe. Proper handling and storage will be among the topics discussed. Eddie Eagle will also help instruct children on what to do if they come across a firearm. If you have any questions, contact Officer P.J. Hardy at 615-453-4398.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

Go Johnny Go 5K/10K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Sports Village, located at 1735 West Main Street in Lebanon. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with $25 registration fees ($30 the day of the event) to benefit the Johnny Keel Wellness Foundation. Learn more at

Lebanon High School Project Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 30 following the graduation ceremony. The event will be held at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center. Senior parent chaperones, food, lots of activities, a DJ and prizes will be provided for the entire evening until Sunday at 5 a.m. Any local businesses interested in donating prizes (gift cards, TVs, Keurigs, other dorm necessities) or monetary donations, should contact Mitzi McCoin at

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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