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Community Calendar -- June 18, 2014

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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.

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

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.

Join everyone for breakfast and meet Brody Kane, candidate for Criminal Court Judge for the 15th Judicial District, from 7 until 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, at 216 Main Street, North, Carthage, hosted by Jim Dance.

Lebanon-Wilson County Library at 108 South Hatton Ave.will host Ronald McDonald at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, and Snowbird at 1 p.m., the same day. Kevin Kidd will present a program at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 19. For information, call the Library at 444-0632 or visit

Wilson County Commission’s Development & Tourism Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, in Conference Room 1, courthouse, and will take applications for non-profit.

“A Salute to Wilson County Basketball Champions” will be shown at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 19, in the West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The game film is from the 1971 Girls’ State Basketball Championship won by Lebanon High School, coached by Campbell Brandon. The viewing will be hosted by Bud Brandon, candidate for Circuit Court Clerk, from 4 until 8 p.m. In addition, game film from the Mt. Juliet Girls’ State Championship, Wilson Central Girls’ State Championship, Friendship Christian Boys’ State Championship, Wilson Central Boys’ State Tournament team and Watertown Boys’ State Tournament team, will be shown. There is no admission. Barbecue, baked potatoes and brownies will be served. For information, or if you know how to contact former players for these teams, call Event Coordinator Coach Jay “Doc” Holladay at (615) 504-9424 or email at You may also email

Celebrate Recovery 3rd Annual Community Cook-Out will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, June 21, at Pavilion No. 1 at Don Fox Park in Lebanon. There will be free food, drinks, music, games and speakers. Admission is free. For information, call Sonny at 707-0305.

Annual Bryan Family reunion will be Sunday, June 22, at the Shop Springs Baptist Church. The event will start at 12:30 p.m. Family members are asked to bring a dessert.

Lebanon City Council Public Works/Transportation Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m., Monday, June 23, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

Lebanon Planning Commission will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

Wilson County Commission’s Agricultural Extension Committee will meet at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, at the UT Extension Office in Lebanon to address the proposed 2014-2015 budget.

Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce invites the public to visit the Chamber office at 46 West Caldwell Street (across from City Hall), from 8:30 until 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, to meet with representatives from the County Mayor’s Office who will provide updates, answer questions relating to county matters or say hello. The public is also invited to visit the Chamber Office from 8 until 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, to meet with representatives from the City Manager’s Office who will offer updates and answer questions relating to city matters. No reservations are required either day. For information, visit

Tennessee Gesneriad Society will host the annual international convention of the Gesneriad Society Tuesday through Saturday, July 1-5, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Nashville with attendees from around the world. A plant sale will be open to the public from 9:30 until 11 p.m., Thursday, July 3; from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday, July 4; and from 8:30 a.m. until noon and from 2:30 until 3 p.m., Saturday, July 5. The flower show will be open to the public from 2:30 until 6:30 p.m. and from 9:15 until 11 p.m., Friday, July 4, and again from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, July 5. There will be many rare and unusual plants. For information, visit

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Monday, July 7, at the Central Office a 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. All items to be considered for the agenda must be emailed to Rose Ratagick at no later than noon, June 20.

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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