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Community Calendar -- Feb. 13, 2015

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Calendar for Feb. 13

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 jtmarshall2@icloud.com; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at Hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at grnmarine@tds.net.

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 nextstepresource@gmail.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.

Lebanon Kiwanis Club Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 from 6 until 9 a.m. at Michael's Café in Lebanon. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased from a Lebanon Kiwanis Club member or at the door. All proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth programs and services.

Valentine's Day at Fiddlers Grove, featuring bluegrass music by Sugar Ridge, dancing, concessions and door prizes, will be held in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, located at 945 East Baddour Parkway in Lebanon, on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 6 until 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center will host the Active Seniors Health & Wellness Fair on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 8:30 until 11 a.m. The center is located at 2034 North Mt. Juliet Road. Wellness testing, giveaways and demonstrations are on the agenda. The event is free to seniors age 55 and older. To learn more, call 615-758-9114.

Encore Theatre Company will present the unconventional love story, "Getting Sara Married," on Feb. 13 and running weekends through Feb. 28. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon shows are at 2:30 p.m. Encore will celebrate Valentine's Day with Dessert Theater on Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15. For tickets and additional details, call 615-598-8950 or visit www.encore-theatre-company.org.

Lebanon Senior Citizens Center will hold its annual Valentine's Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, located at 110 West Main Street in Lebanon. Tickets are $35 or $250 for a table. Proceeds benefit the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center. For tickets or additional details, call 615-449-4600.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, Feb. 16 from 1 until 6 p.m. at Carroll Oakland Elementary School, located at 4664 Hunters Point Pike.

Free business counseling will be available at the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce, located at 46 Caldwell Street in Mt. Juliet, on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. The free and confidential one-on-one counseling for existing and start-up small businesses will be led by a small business counselor from TSBDC. Sessions are by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact Anita at 615-758-3478.

Lebanon City Council will hold a regular called meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall at the City of Lebanon Administration Building, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue. The meeting will be preceded by a 5:55 p.m. public hearing regarding the rezoning of property at 96 Franklin Road from Low Density Residential to High Density Multi-Family Residential.

Discussion about Black Leadership Tennessee and the Black Experience will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Cumberland University's Heydel Fine Arts Center. A guest panel of professionals will lead the discussion, and a reception will follow in the Adams Art Gallery.

Rules Committee of the Wilson County Commission will meet on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Lebanon City Council will hold a work session on Thursday, Feb. 19 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 current employee health insurance for the 2015-16 fiscal year budget.

Safety Slam Jam Basketball Game, featuring the Mt. Juliet Police (Shoots) vs. the Mt. Juliet firefighters (Ladders), will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 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. Proceeds benefit the Mt. Juliet Help Center.

Sumner Academy will host an Admissions Preview Day on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. The preview will begin in the William E. Hovenden Student Center and will include former students speaking about their transition from Sumner Academy to high school and college; current teachers discussing the different learning communities and a tour of the school. No RSVP is needed. If you would like more information, please call the school at 615-452-1914 or e-mail szobl@sumneracademy.org. Visit the website at www.sumneracademy.org.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, Feb. 23 from 12:30 until 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Elmcroft of Lebanon, located at 801 West Main Street.

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.

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, Tenn. 37087, or e-mail them to news@wilsonpost.com. 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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