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Community Calendar -- July 23

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Need your high school equivalence diploma (GED/HiSET)? Free classes are available. Registration/orientation/assessment appointments are being scheduled now. Day and evening classes are available in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Carthage, Watertown, Hartsville, Gladeville and Old Hickory. Call the Adult Learning Center for an appointment at 443-8731.

Adult Learning Center is offering evening classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at West Wilson Middle School. If any adults are interested, call 443-8731 for details.

Cedar Creek Community Band meets for rehearsal from 7 until 9 p.m., Mondays, at Mt. Juliet High School, 1800 Curd Road, Mt. Juliet. Your interest and participation is welcome in this all-volunteer group of concert band musicians performing in and around the Mt. Juliet area. For information and directions to the rehearsal location, contact Sherie Grossman at (949) 683-4068 or

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.

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.

American Red Cross Blood Drive will be from 12:30 until 6 p.m., Thursday, July 24, in the Owens Building at Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. Schedule your appointment today by visiting enter Sponsor Code Immanuel19.

Shades of Pink Organization will sponsor a fund-raising benefit for Richard R. Allen who was recently diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 25, at the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 East Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. For information, call 615-568-5897, or 615-449-8936, or 615-268-9880.

Wilson County Black History Committee will present “Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” on Friday, July 25. A candlelight vigil will be at 7 p.m. at Pickett Chapel Peace Garden, 209 East Market Street, Lebanon, led by Pastor Michael Ruttlen and the Rev. Dr. Mike Ripski, in memory of those gave their lives during the struggle. A lunch program will be from noon until 4 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon and will include a recognition of local Civil Rights workers, a tribute to the Lebanon Clowns baseball team of the Negro League, Chris Price Memorial Award, storytellers and WCOR Gospel Show host John R & Jerry Perrel. For information, call (615) 444-9487.

Wilson County Conservative Republicans will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at Tennessee Sports Medicine, 5000 Crossings Blvd., Mt. Juliet. Guest speaker will be Trecia Dillingham with Wilson County Right to Life to discuss “Yes On 1.”

Genealogy Workshop will be from 3 until 5 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at the LDS church at 1004 Woodridge Place, Mt. Juliet. A barbecue dinner will follow. Come learn how you can get connected with your ancestors. Computers, the four generation pedigree chart and courses for all levels will be provided. For information, contact the Missionaries at 615-294-9626.

PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows connecting with widows, will meet at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at Round Lick Baptist Church in Watertown. All widows are welcome to attend. There will be a report from the mission team that went to Pigeon Forge to work with international students with Nations for Christ. Bring school supplies to donate to homeless children who are starting back to school.

Wilson County Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, July 28, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center (Wilson County Fairgrounds). Topic will be beeswax – cleaning and using. The public is invited. For information, contact Petra Mitchell at 286-2529.

Lebanon Special School District will hold registration for students from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday, July 28, at the student’s zoned school (Byars-Dowdy, Castle Heights, Coles Ferry, Sam Houston Elementary Schools; Walter J. Baird and Winfree-Bryant Middle Schools). Enrollment information will need to be updated by parents of all currently enrolled students. Parents must designate who will pick up their child(ren) and provide answers for medical/first aid information. Parents of students enrolling for the first time in the LSSD will be required to fill out a registration packet in its entirety. All parents must provide proof of residency (utility and/or phone bill identifying the name and address of the parent/guardian, notarized letter from a manager/landlord if utilities are included in rent, or property tax bill supported by other acceptable documents such as a driver’s license. Students/parents must attend registration on this date to ensure their child(ren) are enrolled properly for the upcoming school year.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a work session from 2 until 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon, to discuss the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget. The board will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4, also at the Central Office. All items to be considered for the agenda must be emailed to Rose Ratagick at no later than noon, Thursday, July 24.

Lebanon City Council regular meeting will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights. Prior to the meeting, council will hold a public hearing at 5:55 p.m. in the same location.

Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce invites the public to stop by the Chamber office at 46 West Caldwell Street (across from City Hall) from 8 until 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, to meet with representatives from the City Manager’s office. They will be on hand to provide community updates, answer questions related to city matters or just say hello. No reservations are required. For information, visit

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

AARP Chapter 5023 will celebrate 20 years with community banquet to be held from 5 until 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Lebanon Senior Center at 670 Coles Ferry Pike. A donation of $10 will be accepted. Guest speaker will be Wallace Alsup, former director of the center until he retired. Contact any member or Betty Cantrell, president, at 449-0311, for tickets or information. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Aug. 1. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Wilson County Democratic Party Headquarters, 308 East Main Street, Lebanon. Bring items needed to use at the headquarters.

Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce invites the public to stop by the Chamber office at 46 West Caldwell Street (across from City Hall) from 8:30 until 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, to meet with representatives from the County Mayor’s office. They will be on hand to provide county updates, answer questions related to county matters or just say hello. No reservations are required. For information, visit

Lebanon High School Class of 1974 reunion will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center (Wilson County Fairgrounds), Lebanon. Cost is $20 per person and is due by Friday, Aug. 15. Contact Jan Jennings Snider at for information.

Germanfest at Faith Lutheran Church will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the church at 1655 West Main Street, Lebanon. The free, family friendly event features a traditional German band, activities for children, food, a silent auction and living history demonstrations from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. For information, call 615-449-5480.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the PY14 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive a one-time payment on their home energy bill. Interested applicants should contact the MCCAA outreach office for assistance or call 742-1113 to have an application mailed to you. Proof of household month income and a copy of your energy bill, Social Security cards for all household members are required to apply. Failure to provide required documentation can result in the delay or denial of services. More information on required documentation may be obtained at LIHEAP is funded under an agreement with Tennessee Housing Development Agency. For information, the Wilson County office is at 233 Legends Drive, Suite 103, Lebanon. You may also call 444-4714.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, Tenn. 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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