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Community Calendar -- Sept. 5

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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

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Community Baby Shower for women in need, presented by the Juniors of Girl Scout Troop #1864, will be from 2 until 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at the West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center (Wilson County Fairgrounds), Lebanon. Bring an unwrapped gift of diapers, baby wipes, infant sleepers, onesies, socks, sweaters, hats, mittens, receiving blankets, large baby blankets, bibs, baby washcloths, pacifiers, baby bottles, sippy cups, baby lotion, baby oil, baby wash/shampoo and diaper rash ointment. These gifts will be given through the Pregnancy Help Center at College Hills Church of Christ. For information, email or call/text 615-584-5799. For information about the Pregnancy Help Center, call 615-444-9502.

Sam Houston Elementary School will celebrate 50 years from 2 until 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at the school in Lebanon. The school opened in 1964. Everyone is invited.

Republican Women of Wilson County will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, at the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Office at 149 Public Square. Guest speaker will be District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody. The meeting is open to all. For information, contact 615-415-3201 or

Wilson County Democratic Party will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, at the new election season headquarters at 308 East Main Street, Lebanon. This is an executive committee and regular party meeting.

Wilson County Democratic Women’s monthly meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Wilson County Democratic Headquarters, 308 East Main Street, Lebanon. Bring canned tomatoes for the Help Center.

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 or call Nikki at 615-444-0524 or email

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

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 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.

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.

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 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.

  1. 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 to purchase a ticket. For information, contact Stacy Raynor Burgess at or Heather Clinton Clemons at

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.

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 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 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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