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Community Calendar -- Sept. 10

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Pursuant to the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, (the Lebanon Special School) District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, to provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students. For additional information about the rights of parents of eligible children, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation and placement into Section 504 programs, contact Dr. Melinda Bone, District Section 504 coordinator, at 615-449-6060 or by mail at 701 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, TN.

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. Classes are also available in Carthage and Hartsville. Anyone interested in obtaining their high school equivalency diploma should contact the ALC.

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.

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 Election Commission will have its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Election Commission office at 203 East Main Street, Lebanon.

Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon (Kevin’s Automotive, directly behind 231 Car Sales). Guest speaker will be Trecia Dillingham, president of Wilson County Right to Life, who will speak on “Yes on Amendment 1” (Pro-Life amendment which will be on the Nov. 4 ballot). For information, contact Pat Fields, chairman, at 615-519-1817.

First ever Touch-a-Truck event will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Peyton Road Gate at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center (Wilson County Fairgrounds), rain or shine. Kids of all ages can get up close to dozens of vehicles including fire trucks, police cars, ambulance, public utility, sporting, construction equipment and motorcycles. Climb up and sit in the driver’s seat. There will also be a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon artist, music, interactive activities, prizes, silent auction, and food for purchase. Bring your camera and kids. Admission is $5 for individuals or $20 for a family and children age 2 and under are free. Or, bring a new toy and get one free child’s admission. All toys donated go to the Lebanon Fire Department’s Christmas for All Toy Drive. The event is hosted by St. Frances Cabrini Parish. For ticket information, visit www.sfctn.org or call Nikki at 615-444-0524 or email krc914@hotmail.com.

Free Singer/Songwriter Summerfest Concert will be Saturday, Sept. 13, at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet from 4 until 6 p.m., featuring professional songwriters Justin and Jamie Zimmer, Tyler House and Suzanne Karr-Herring. This is the final Summerfest Concert of the summer. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic. The event is presented by The Arts Alliance of Middle Tennessee. For information, call 615-415-1740.

Lebanon High School Class of 1989 25th reunion will be at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Sammy B’s Wooly Bully Room at 300 N. Maple Street, Lebanon. To purchase tickets, email Christine1971@bellsouth.net.

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. Contact Jan Jennings Snider at jjsnider5@charter.net for information.

Breast Cancer Friends support group meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Hill church of Christ located on the corner of West Main Street and Maple Hill Road in Lebanon. Those who have had breast cancer in the past or who are dealing with it now are welcome to attend. Knowledge is key. It adds confidence and peace. That is why Dan Smith and Debbie Glover of Gentiva Hospice (formerly Odyssey Hospice) will be speaking with everyone Sept. 15. Come and gain a better understanding of how to care for your loved ones. Call 615-444-6106 or 615-504-1147 for details.

Lebanon City Council regular meeting will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights. Prior to the meeting, council will hold a work session at 5 p.m., also in the Town Meeting Hall, to discuss Purchasing Process Streamlining and Funding for Water Projects.

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.

Sign up for free and confidential one-on-one counseling for existing and start-up small business in the areas of marketing, operations, management or other business service with David Jose, small business counselor, TSBDC, at Volunteer State Community College. He will be at the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Appointment times are 9, 10 and 11 a.m. To make an appointment, call Anita at the Chamber at 615-758-3478. The chamber is at 46 Caldwell Street, Mt. Juliet.

Empty Bowls Workshop, benefiting the Wilson County Community Help Center, will be 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, and Oct. 15, at Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 4260 South Commerce Road, Watertown, and you’re invited. Learn how to make a bowl for the Empty Bowls fundraiser event. There is no cost to make a bowl. Participants must attend both workshops. Contact Shelly Barnes at 615-8282-7490 or shellybarnes42@gmail.com to sign up for more information.

Second Annual Harvest Wine & Cheese event will be at Baird Chapel at Cumberland University on Saturday, Sept. 27. From 7 until 11 p.m., there will be music for dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The Michael Vance Trio will perform and Michael Neal will sing from 8:30 until 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 each or $375 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, from any member of the Wilson County Black History Committee or by calling 615-444-9487 or email jbrown7006@gmail.com. Hosted by the Black History Committee, the funds raised will be used for restoration of historic Pickett Chapel. Work has been ongoing on the Chapel and with the help of a grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission, the brick wall is being stabilized and new gutters are being installed.

Mt. Juliet High School Class of 1994’s 20-Year Reunion will be from 7 until 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at The Capitol Theatre, 110 West Main Street, Lebanon. Cost is $48 per person now through Monday, Sept. 1, and will be $64 per person from Sept 2-15. The last day to buy a ticket is Sept. 15; there will be no tickets sold at the door. Go to mjhs94.myevent.com to purchase a ticket. For information, contact Stacy Raynor Burgess at coldino@gmail.com or Heather Clinton Clemons at heatherclemons@charter.net.

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.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at the Central Office at 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. Student trips overnight and trips 100 miles or more must be entered into Versa Tran Trip Tracker by 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19, and conferences overnight, 100 miles or more, donations and contracts must be emailed to Rose Ratagick at RatagickR@wcschools.com no later than noon, Friday, Sept. 19.

Trunk or Treat for the community will be at the Walter Sellars Christian Life Center (across from Lowe’s in Mt. Juliet) from 6 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29. There will be food, games and fun. Please, no scary costumes.

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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