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Community calendar - Aug. 24

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Government meetings
Lebanon City Council will have a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

The Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon.

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 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 Womens 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.

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.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agencys Board of Directors meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, at 233 Legends Drive, Lebanon.

A free Engagement Party will be held for couples at Belk at Providence Marketplace in Mt. Juliet on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The first 20 brides to register will receive an authentic strand of pearls. Vendors include: Cake testing, florists, DJ and photographers. For more information, contact Herb Frost at 615-773-2687, ext. 291.

Gladeville Community Center Bluegrass Night will be Saturday, Aug. 27. Bluegrass group Hands of Time will perform. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at 6. Concessions will be serving catfish, beans, slaw, hush puppies and fries. For information, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664.

Wilson County Conservative Republicans will meet at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, at Logans Roadhouse at Providence MarketPlace, Mt. Juliet. Guest speaker will be Dr. Carol Swain, author of Be the People: A Call to Reclaim Americas Faith and Promise. She is also a Political Science and Law Professor at Vanderbilt University.

Wilson County Democratic Party will be holding its first ever Blue Plate Monday on Aug. 29 at the City Limits Caf located at 1717 Cainsville Road. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. with a menu of Hamburger Steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, pinto beans, slaw, cornbread, banana pudding and coffee or tea to drink. Ticket prices are $15 per person. For more information call 615-444-3838 or visit their website at

Hot Writers for Cool Charities, presented by NoteWorthy Charities and The Listening Room, will be from 6 until 10 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, at The Listening Room Caf, 209 10th Ave. S., #200, Nashville. Admission is $10. Proceeds will be divided among Agape Animal Rescue, Lost and Found Ministry and Southern STARRS. There will be door prizes and a silent auction.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency USDA Commodity Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, and from 9 a.m. until noon, Thursday, Sept. 8, at Garden of Prayer Church on Bluebird Road, Lebanon. Commodities are available to households which meet Income Eligibility Guidelines. Available commodities include white beans, beef stew, peaches, pears, cheese soup, corn, mixed fruit, peanut butter and salmon. Bring proof of 2011 income and Social Security cards of everyone in the household. Funded in part by the DHS.

Looking Back and Planning Forward will be the theme of the La Coterie luncheon set for 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at Demos restaurant on Legends Drive, Lebanon. For information, call 444-1241.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 449-6684.

Annual Community Fish Fry, hosted by Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 7463 Hickory Ridge Road, Mt. Juliet, will be on Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. Its an all-you-can-eat dinner.

Powell Family Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Pine Orchard Community Center on Airport Road/TN-299 in Morgan County. Covered dish luncheon will be at 1:30 p.m. Bring covered dish, drinks, old pictures, family records and genealogy information to share. Bring a musical instrument for entertainment. For information, call Linda Powell at (423) 369-6766 or email, Kathryn Powell at (937) 901-4844 or at, or Virginia Brown at (865) 254-3460 or at

Norene School Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. and all former students are encouraged to attend. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of remembering and fellowship. For more information call 308-7515 or 714-3575.

Shoulders Reunion and Genealogical Exchange will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Donoho Hotel in Red Boiling Springs. Hotel reservations, if needed, can be made through email at or by calling 800-799-1705. Lunch will be served about noon. Cost is $12 per person. Other family names being researched and recorded are Clark, Crabtree, Gregory, Snead/Sneed, Strode, West, Wilson, Russell, Ray, Petty, Oldham, Newberry, Jenkins and Hudson. For information, contact Judy Brown at or call (513) 860-4181.

Realtors Political Action Committee will hold its 99er Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. It will take place at the Cedar Creek Club on Benders Ferry Road in Mt. Juliet. Anyone who gives $99 or more to RPAC for 2011 by Sept. 9 is eligible to attend and may bring a guest. Make your personal or corporate check payable to RPAC and send to the Association office to get an invitation.

Lebanon High School Class of 1966 football team was the first to play at the current stadium. On Oct. 7 of this year, the last high school football game will be held at the LHS the Class of 66 attended. Join your classmates for the game and other reunion activities on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. Call 453-4752 for information. Deadline to register is Sept. 7.

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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