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Community Calendar -- July 9

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Wilson County Department for Exceptional Children provides services to all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. Services include evaluation and placement in a variety of programs designed to meet children’s unique needs. For information, contact Dr. Robin Morthel, Special Education Program coordinator, at 444-3282, or email morthelr@wcschools.com.

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 mrssgrossman@yahoo.com.

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.

GED/HSE (high school equivalency) preparation classes are being conducted regularly in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, Old Hickory, Hartsville and Carthage. The GED exam is offered in various locations. For information, contact the Adult Education office at 443-8731.

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.

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 Commission’s Animal Control Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 10, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

EMA Committee will meet at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, July 10, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Minutes Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 10, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Steering Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, July 10, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Budget Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 10, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Road Commission will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, July 11, at the Road Commission office and will be followed by the Urban Type Public Facilities Board in the same location.

Wilson County Board of Education’s regular meeting has been moved to 4 p.m., Friday, July 11, instead of the previously announced date of Monday, July 7. The meeting will be at the Central Office a 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon.

Wilson County Republican Party will have its monthly meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 12, at WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street (Kevin’s Automotive) behind 231 Car Sales in Lebanon. Invitations to speak have been extended candidates for State Senate District 17: Mae Beavers, incumbent; and Clark Boyd. For information, contact Pat Fields, chairman, WCRP, at 519-1817, visit www.wilsongop.org and/or Facebook at Wilson County Republican Party.

Summer Fest 2014 - A Patriotic Salute with The Jazz Alliance and Exit 219 at Charlie Daniels Park Stage from 6 until 8 p.m., Saturday, July 12. All First Responders (police, fire and emergency) and Military are invited to attend and will be honored. The Mt. Juliet Police Department Color Guard will present the Colors.  Bring a picnic, lawn chair and blanket to relax with great music. Jim Hunter with Nationwide insurance will provide free hot dogs.

Fifth Annual Tojo Creek Gourd Gala will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Admission is free. There will gourds, arts, crafts, local artists, unique gifts, demonstrations and door prizes. For information, call (615) 330-5628 or visit www.tojocreek.com.

Political Rally at Carroll Oakland Elementary will be from 5 until 9 p.m., Saturday, July 12. Hotdogs, ice cream, chips and drinks will be available for a minimal cost.

Cub Scout Pack 148, serving Coles Ferry and Castle Heights Elementary Schools, is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast from 8 until 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 12, in the cafeteria at Coles Ferry Elementary. Tickets are $5, and will be available for purchase at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Pack's Summertime Activity Fund. For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, contact Peggy Hawkins at (615) 556-1397.

Wilson County Democratic Party will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 14, at the new election-season headquarters at 308 East Main Street, Lebanon. It will be a regular meeting as well as an executive committee meeting.

Wilson County Election Commission will have its regularly scheduled meeting to inspect Early Voting and Election Day voting machines and any other business that may come before the Commission at 1 p.m., Monday, July 14, at the Election Commission Annex at 400 Harding Drive, Lebanon.

Fall Creek Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 14-18. The theme is “Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.” The church is at 11535 Cainsville Road, Lebanon. For information, call 342-9190.

Lebanon City Council regular meeting will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 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., also in the Town Meeting Hall.

AARP Chapter 5023 in Lebanonwill have its annual Cook-In on Tuesday, July 15. There will be no meeting, but all members are asked to bring one or more covered dishes. The club will purchase the meat and drinks. Members can also invite one guest. Plan to arrive at noon. For information, contact President Betty Cantrell at (615) 449-0311. Board members are asked to be there by 10:30 a.m.

Life Church Vacation Bible School will be Wednesday through Friday, July 16-18, at 7 each night. You may pre-register your child now for The Good Vs. Evil Vacation Bible School, open to children ages 3-12 years old. They will get to be Super heroes. There will be music, singing, dancing, puppets, funny characters, special effects, crafts, special super hero snacks, giant inflatables and more. Life Church is at 3688 Highway 109, Lebanon, across the street from the Dollar General store. You can call or email to pre-register at (615) 469-5190 or info@LifeChurchFamily.com. For information, visit www.LifeChurchFamily.com.

“Protecting Seniors From Fraud,” a free workshop presented by Providence Place Assisted Living Community along with Home Instead Senior Care, will be from 4 until 5 p.m., Thursday, July 17. Learn about to senior scams, impact of crime on elderly and more. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to (615) 553-4297 or email Amanda.Baty@HomeInstead.com.

Wilson County Republican Party will have its annual Reagan Day Dinner at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at Baird Chapel at Cumberland University, Lebanon. Keynote speaker will be 6th District Congressman Diane Black plus State Rep. Joe Carr, candidate for U.S. Senate. Table sponsorships are available for $400. Sponsorship includes 10 tickets for price of eight tickets, acknowledgement in program, sign on table with sponsor’s name and recognition during the dinner. Individual tickets are $50 each. For information, contact Pat Fields, WCRP chairman, at 519-1817.

Board of Directors of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County will meet at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

Wilson County Schools will hold new student registration on Tuesday, July 22, for all students new to Wilson County. Schools will open during normal school hours to accommodate parents.  Parents are encouraged to bring their child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, Tennessee School Immunization Certificate and two proofs of residency (examples are a Utility bill, copy of a signed lease agreement, property tax statement, driver’s license with correct address, copy of a payroll check, bank account statements or insurance documents).  The first full day of school for students is Friday, Aug. 1.

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.

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 www.midcumberland.org. 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 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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