Calendar for Feb. 25
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 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. 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 drugabusesolution.com.
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 Tennessee State University Alumni Chapter meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the food court of Lebanon Premium Outlets at 6 p.m. New members are encouraged to visit. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Vice President Ann Irvin at 615-218-1032.
Goodwill Career Solutions Center at 1301 West Main Street in Lebanon will host a job fair for Metro Industrial and First Call Staffing on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Lebanon City Council will hold a work session on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall of the City of Lebanon Administration Building at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue. The purpose of the work session is to review a proposed fire hall on Hwy. 109.
Tennessee State Parks will hold a public input hearing at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Cedars Assembly Hall, located at 328 Cedar Forest Road in Lebanon. The hearing is intended to gather public input and discuss the current business and management plan for the park. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an open house reception to meet park staff and view exhibits. The public hearing portion will begin at 6 p.m. and will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
Wilson County Habitat for Humanity Home Ownership Informational Meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7 until 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 415 West Main Street in Lebanon. Wilson County Habitat is accepting applications for its affordable home ownership program and the informational meeting is open to the public. The affordable home ownership program is for first-time, low-income home buyers and is open to individuals and families.
Wilson County Conservative Republicans will meet on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9:15 a.m. at Logan's Roadhouse at Providence in Mt. Juliet. The speaker for February is Tennessee State Comptroller Justin Wilson.
PHOEBE Connections, a ministry of widows reaching widows, will meet at West Hills Baptist Church in Lebanon on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. The West Hills Baptist RAs and GAs will serve brunch and perform. The guest speaker will be Bill Ross, LPC, and director of GriefShare at the Anchor Counseling Center at Immanuel Baptist Church. Please bring pet supplies for donation to local animal shelters.
Safety Slam Jam Basketball Game, featuring the Mt. Juliet Police vs. the Mt. Juliet firefighters, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Middle School, located at 3565 North Mt. Juliet Road. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. As this event was rescheduled due to inclement weather, previously purchased tickets will be honored. Proceeds benefit the Mt. Juliet Help Center.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a work session on Monday, March 2 at 5 p.m.
The purpose of the work session is to discuss system-wide AdvancED Accreditation. The regular board meeting will follow at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.
Lebanon City Council will hold a work session on Tuesday, March 3 at 5 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall at the City of Lebanon Administration Building, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue. The purpose of the work session is to review the Johnson Controls first-year evaluation report.
Lebanon City Council will hold a regular called meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall at the City of Lebanon Administration Building.
Joint Economic & Community Development Board will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 5 at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.
Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center Spring Gala will be held on Friday, March 13 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, located at 1777 Tate Lane in Mt. Juliet. Sponsored by Modern Woodmen, the dinner will include a choice of prime rib or baked chicken dinner compliments of the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club. The event will also include entertainment and a dynamic silent auction. Tickets are $25 for senior center members, $40 for non-members and a sponsorship for a table of eight is $300.
For more information on sponsorships, tickets or to donate an auction item, call 615-758-9114.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.