Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post for Wilson County is Post 5015 in Lebanon. The Post meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Any veteran who has been awarded a Campaign Medal or Combat Medal for any hostility is eligible for membership, verified by the veterans' DD 214 Form. Presently, Post 5015 is having success in rebuilding its post and becoming active in district and local events. It is not a Lebanon post, but a countywide post. To learn more contact Post Commander John Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at Hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at email@example.com.
Do you need a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma (formerly GED)? The Adult Learning Center at 107 North Greenwood in Lebanon offers free preparatory classes in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet with morning, afternoon and evening classes. For those who qualify, the State of Tennessee is paying the $75 HSE test fee. Please call (615) 443-8731 to make an appointment today.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 9 p.m. on Thursdays at Fairview Church, the left-side entrance, on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, contact Sonny Warmath at 707-0305.
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.
Responding Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step program that meets Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Cross Style Center, located at 111 West Lester Avenue in Lebanon. For information, call Robert at (615) 559-2867.
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.
Lebanon High School Class of 1952 is currently planning its 65th reunion for 2017. Members of the class should call to update their addresses and phone numbers. Contact Joan Hall Ferrell at (615) 516-4402 or Mildred Johnson Thorne at (615) 489-3274.
Lebanon Senior Citizens Center First-Ever Inside Fall Yard Sale will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. To learn more, call (615) 449-4600.
Wilson County Republican Party will have its monthly membership meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at State Rep. Mark Pody's insurance office, located at 113 South Cumberland Street in Lebanon. The presentation will be made by Dan Walker.
Empty Bowls Fund-Raiser, benefiting the Wilson County Community Help Center, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year's event will feature lunch, live entertainment by two groups, a silent auction and more for $20 per ticket. Handmade bowls will be available for purchase at an extra cost while supplies last. The event is the major fund-raiser for the Wilson County Community Help Center's food pantry each year.
Stones River Chapter of Gold Star Wives Inc. will meet on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Alvin C. York VA Hospital, located at 3400 Lebanon Pike in Mufreesboro. Gold Star Wives is a national non-profit service organization. Anyone living in Nashville and the surrounding areas whose spouse died while serving on active duty, or of a service-connected cause, is welcome to join us. For more information, contact Bonnie White at (423) 421-2849.
Wilson County 911 Board will meet on Monday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. at the 911 office, located at 1611 West Main Street in Lebanon.
Mt. Juliet Republican Women will hold their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 14 at Courtney's Restaurant at 6 p.m. for optional dinner and 7 p.m. for the speaker. Journalist Joel Ebert will be the speaker. Anyone is welcome, please join us.
Wilson County Planning & Zoning Committee will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.
Wilson County Adult Education Program will be giving the high school equivalency test (HiSET, formerly GED) on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Lebanon. For information on taking the test, call (615) 443-8731.
Wilson County Industrial Development Bond Board will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Joint Economic & Community Development Board office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.
Joint Meeting of the Wilson County Public Works, Judicial and Law Enforcement committees will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 5 p.m. at the Wilson County Sheriff's Office.
Vietnam Veterans of America Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Distribution for Wilson County veterans will be Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. until noon at Fiddlers Grove Town Hall at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Recipients must have a DD-214. If you have questions or to RSVP for a food basket, call Terry Yates at (615) 800-0517 or Eddie Tomlinson at (615) 756-1487.
Winter Holiday Science Camp, hosted by Mr. Bond and the Science Guys, will be held from Monday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 30 at Charlie Daniels Park Community Center in Mt. Juliet for children ages five to 14. The morning's theme will be Wild World of Science, and the afternoon session will focus on robotics. Full-day camps are from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Half-day and single-day options are available. The cost of the camp ranges from $45 to $260. Sibling discounts are available. To register or learn more, visit www.mrbondscienceguy.com/science-camps.
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