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 email@example.com; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at Hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.alz.org/altn.
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 www.nanashville.org.
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 email@example.com 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 415 Park Ave. in Lebanon. For more information, contact Dave at 615-238-7992.
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.
Wilson County Ag Management Committee will meet on Thursday, April 30 at 5 p.m. in the School Exhibit Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.
Get Out of Debt Seminar, presented by Community Outreach for Financial Education (COFFEE), will be held on Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library. To RSVP, call 615-768-9745.
Friendship Christian School presents "Shrek The Musical, Jr." on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Lester Family Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $10 for general admission, $5 for non-FCS student, $2 for FCS student, $30 maximum per family. Children five years and under will be admitted free.
Wilson County Road Commission will meet on Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. at the Road Commission Office. The Wilson County Urban Type Public Facilities Board will meet immediately following the road commission meeting.
Cumberland University students host film premiere of "Wake Up" on Friday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at Journey Church, located at 212 Leeville Pike. The students' production company, iQ flicks, began production of "Wake Up" last August. It shows the struggle of a detective to stop a criminal who may be closer to him than he thinks. Admission is free.
Cumberland University Choirs will perform a program of music by two American women composers, Libby Larson and Carol Barnett, on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in Baird Chapel. The performance is dedicated to the memory of CU professor Monty Pope. Admission is free, but reservations are highly recommended. For reservations, call 615-547-1331.
38th Annual Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival will be held at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 and includes a host of free programs to be held rain or shine. For more information, contact the park office at 615-444-4565 or 615-443-2769 or visit tn.gov/environment/parks/Cedars.
Redneck Rumble Car Show returns to the grounds of the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3. The event includes a showcase of pre-1968 hot rods, rat rods, custom motorcycles, live music, a swap meet and more. Learn more at www.BothBarrelsPromotions.com.
Mt. Juliet Middle School Band Inaugural Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 2 at Windtree Golf Course in Mt. Juliet. Registration is at noon, and there will be a shotgun tee-off for the scramble tournament at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per golfer, and $45 of each $100 goes directly to the MJMS Band program. Cost includes 18 holes of golf, BBQ lunch and two drink tickets, registration and range and a goodie bag. Prizes will be awarded immediately following play. Register by sending a check (written to Windtree Golf Course) and golfer(s) name to Windtree Golf Course or by visiting bit.ly/1aVgfHV.
Wilson Bank & Trust's 20th Annual Antique Car Show Spring Meet will be held at the bank's North Mt. Juliet Road office, located at 1476 North Mt. Juliet Road, on Sunday, May 3. Show registration will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and awards will be presented at 3 p.m. The meet will also include a flea market with auto-related merchandise, live music and inflatables for children.
Nashville African Violet Club will meet on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, located at 2905 North Mt. Juliet Road. The program will be the annual propagation workshop. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-364-8459.
Joint Meeting of the Wilson County Education and Budget Committees will be held on Monday, May 4 at 5 p.m. at the Wilson County Schools Central Office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.
Lebanon City Council will hold a public hearing and regular called meeting on Tuesday, May 5 in the Town Meeting Hall of the City of Lebanon Administration Building on North Castle Heights Avenue. The public hearing begins at 5:55 p.m. and will cover the adoption of the annual budget and tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The regular called meeting will follow at 6 p.m.
Friends of Historic Lebanon Membership Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 304 West Main Street in Lebanon. The guest speaker is Nancy Williams, director of the Tennessee Main Street Program. Historic Lebanon will also honor Mary Harris and Thomas Partlow with lifetime achievement awards. Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner and a membership. Tickets are available at the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and at www.historiclebanontn.org.
Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, May 7 at 7:45 a.m. at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102.
Wilson County Industrial Development Board will meet on Thursday, May 7 at 4 p.m. at the Joint Economic & Community Development Board office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102.
Stonebridge Community Craft Fair & Shopping Event will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Stonebridge Community Clubhouse, located at 205 Meandering Drive in Lebanon. The event is free and open to the community. It will feature gifts, clothing, accessories, jewelry, pottery and more.
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.
Wilson County Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in School House G at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Guest speakers will be Ken Fraley, chairman of the Wilson County Democratic Party, and Leonard Steverson, 1st Vice Chair of the county party.
Official Flag Retirement Ceremony honoring veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and emergency service workers will be held on Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Everyone is invited to the ceremony to properly retire worn, tattered or damaged flags during the event.
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 www.GoJohnnyGoRun.com.
Out of the Ashes Celebration, a fundraiser to rebuild Cedar Grove Baptist Church, will be held on Saturday, May 16 from noon until 5 p.m. at Dillon's Barn, located at 1670 Old Hunter's Point Pike. The event will include a fish fry (tickets for food are $12 for adults and $6 for children), live gospel and bluegrass gospel music and a silent auction.
Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 25 at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the Wilson County Courthouse on East Main Street in Lebanon. The program will include guest speaker U.S. Navy Capt. (ret.) Jack Bowers, posting of the colors, invocation, recognition of all veterans and branches and more. The observance is sponsored by American Legion Post 15, City of Lebanon and Wilson County.
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 email@example.com.
Race for the Fallen 5K GLOW RUN will be held at Mt. Juliet High School on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. (or after sunset). The race is a family-fun night race that welcomes participants of all ages and speeds. Race proceeds will benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation. Each registration includes a neon performance race shirt, glow gear, a LED glowing finisher medal and more. For more information, visit www.raceforthefallen.com.
Wilson County Chapter of the Tennessee State University National Alumni Association will hold its third annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The keynote speaker will be TSU President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover. Tickets are $30. For tickets, contact Ann Tapley-Irvin at 615-218-1032, Emma Tapley-Stafford at 615-453-1402 or JW McGuire at 615-828-9098.
Third Annual Honor Ride for Veterans will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 8 a.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The event helps raise funds to benefit a park and museum to honor veterans. Registration is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger and includes a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Bernie Ash at 615-444-2460.
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