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Community Calendar- Nov. 25, 2016

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Calendar for Nov. 25

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 jtmarshall2@icloud.com; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at Hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at grnmarine@tds.net.

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 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. 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.

Wilson County Conservative Republicans will meet Saturday, Nov. 26 at 9:15 a.m. at Logan's at Providence in Mt. Juliet. Speakers this month will be those who worked with the group LIFT to get out the Christian vote in the presidential election.

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

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Immanuel Baptist Church's Owens Building, located at 214 Castle Heights Avenue, on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 12:30 until 6 p.m. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Immanuel19 to schedule an appointment.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a work session on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. to review the Dec. 5 board meeting agenda. The board will meet at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

Alive Hospice "Grief During the Holidays Seminar" will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Elmcroft of Lebanon, located at 801 West Main Street. The free seminar will offer tips and strategies from a professional grief counselor to help grieving families and individuals cope with grief and loss this holiday season. The seminar will include a time of remembrance. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. RSVP online at www.AliveHospice.org/holidayseminars or by calling (615) 963-4732.

Cumberland University's Annual Lebanon Christmas Community Concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in CU's Baird Chapel, located in Memorial Hall. Featuring the CU choirs and instrumental program, the two-hour concert will include sacred and secular works for the holidays. The evening will be capped off with a musical rendition of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to attend. There is no charge for the concert, but reservations are highly recommended. Call Molly Agee at (615) 547-1331.

Winfree Bryant Middle School Aviator Drama will present its fall production, "The Snow Queen," on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. To learn more, visit www.aviatordrama.com.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

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.

To submit items for the calendar, 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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