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Community calendar - April 20

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Community CalendarLebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Spain House on the Lebanon First United Methodist Church campus at 415 West Main Street, 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 reach out to those in need in Wilson County. Volunteers must be age 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering 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. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Diana Crawford will be available at the church building on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. She sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.

AL-ANON and ALATEEN family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid in recovery. There is a local AL-ANON and ALATEEN meeting in Lebanon every week. For information, call Harriett at 444-2852 or Linda at 444-8437.

HomeSafe Women’s Support Group meets Thursday evenings. For information and to sign up, call 444-6130. If you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.

Bluegrass at Gladeville Community Center will be Saturday, April 23. “Hands of Time” will be performing. Doors open at 6 p.m., and music starts at 6:30. Concessions will be available. For information, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664.

Big Springs Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23. Come by and get some goodies along with special prizes and drawings. The church is off Carthage Highway. For information, call 319-0810.

Free Community Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 23, at Priest Lake Presbyterian Church, 2787 Smith Spring Road, Nashville (near Mt. Juliet). All children toddler through fifth grade are welcome. Bring your basket. Parents, don’t forget your cameras. The Easter Bunny will “hop” by for a visit and photos.

Easter Egg Hunt at Cedars of Lebanon State Park will be Sunday, April 24. Meet at the Softball Field Parking Lot at 3 p.m. for the hunt. Bring your own Easter basket. Plastic eggs are provided with candy in each egg. Admission is free and open to the public. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 3 and under, 4 to 6 years, and 7-12 years. For information, call the park office at 443-2769 or 443-2770.

Caregivers Support Group will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the first floor conference room at UMC/McFarland Specialty Campus, 500 Park Ave., Lebanon. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. at the same location and is open to anyone experiencing the stress of caregiving. For information, contact either Kathryn Roberts at 443-6800 or Beth Goodner at 449-0500, ext. 6832.

Wilson County Democratic Women announces the Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship, Wilson County High School Senior Essay Contest 2010-2011. The scholarship is $500. All Wilson County high school seniors are eligible to enter by submitting an on the topic, “The Importance of Women in the Political Process.” The entry must be 400-500 words, typed and double-spaced; the cover page must include name, address, telephone number and school; omit your name on essay pages; it will be evaluated on content, form and clarity by the Scholarship Committee. It must be postmarked by April 26 and mailed to Linda Armistead, 210 Forrest Lawn Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. For more information, call 444-3838.

Benefit Yard sale: Yard selling to Fight Cancer! Family and friends of Donna Urell are hosting a benefit yard sale with all donations and profits to go to Urell and her family. Urell was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, at 432 Lealand Lane, past Sam Houston Elementary toward Hartsville Pike, Lebanon. The event will be held rain or shine. Items included are men’s and women’s clothing, baby clothes, baby toys and accessories, furniture, books, kittens and many other small items.

Wilson County Canning College will be Tuesday and Thursday, May 3 and 5, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon in the East/West Building, beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 per class payable to UT Extension. You may pay at the Wilson Farmer’s Co-op in the Business office. Ask for Renee Tanner. Participants will learn basic food preservation methods related to canning foods. They will receive research-based information about canning fruits and vegetables as well as a jar of food prepared in class. For information, contact Shelly Barnes, FCS Extension agent, at 444-9584 or

Fifth annual Concert to Benefit the Brooks House, Wilson County Women and Children’s Homeless Shelter, will be 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. The concert is presented by the Mid-South Gospel Music Association. Set to perform are The Gospel Echoes, Resurrection Quartet, Fred VanHook & The Harmoneers, Dn’D Testimony in Song and The New Wine Singers. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken for the Brooks House.

PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows reaching widows, will meet at The Art Mill in Lebanon at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 21. Participants will paint a blue iris, the symbol of PHOEBE Ministries. Cost is $35 plus tax, and all materials are included. Members are also collecting drink cans and soup and vegetable cans for Miracle Power, a ministry that is building a home for widows and orphans in Africa. Bring empty cans to the meeting where someone will be on hand to collect them.

Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year reunion to be held June 11. Call one of the following people with your contact information: Teresa Halbert at 444-5995, Phil Bragg at 444-4941, Jo Smith at 444-8811 or Brownie Hall at 444-5173.

Lebanon High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, June 25 at Five Oaks. Get your address to Gary Ligon on Facebook or call Amy Gregory at 417-1313 or Beverly Hurd at 444-3904 for details.

Lebanon High School Class of 1991 is planning a 20-year reunion for July 2. Organizers are looking for classmates. Email contact information to Dawn Carr Willis at or, or call 308-0034. For information, go to or Facebook.

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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