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Community Calendar- Oct. 9, 2015

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Calendar for October 9

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.

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. Free classes are offered at West Wilson Middle School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Classes are also available in Carthage and Hartsville. Anyone interested in obtaining their high school equivalency diploma should contact the ALC.

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 www.alz.org/altn.

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 415 Park Ave. in Lebanon. For more information, contact Dave at 615-238-7992.

Walk With Wilson is held each Wednesday at noon at the Wilson County Health Department, located at 927 East Baddour Parkway in Lebanon. The public is invited to join the group as they walk around the James E. Ward Agricultural Center for better health and a sense of well-being. Walks are not held in the event of inclement weather.

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.

Wilson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) is hosting an open recruitment for volunteers. Volunteers will complete a training schedule from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17 on each Tuesday night from 6 until 9 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please RSVP by calling the Wilson County CASA office at (615) 443-2002 or by e-mailing LSmith@WilsonCountyCASA.org.

Wilson County Republican Party will have its monthly membership meeting on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. at Rep. Mark Pody's insurance office, located at 113 South Cumberland Street in Lebanon. The monthly meeting provides members the opportunity to share their views on policy issues.

Fiddlers Grove offers a fun evening of music, fellowship, refreshments and dancing on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. Plan to bring a friend and enjoy the music by Sugar Ridge.

Wilson County 911 Board will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. at the 911 office, located at 1611 West Main Street in Lebanon.

Wilson County Development and Tourism Committee will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Health and Welfare Committee will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Beer Board will meet on Monday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Election Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 a.m. at the election commission office, located at 203 East Main Street in Lebanon.

Wilson County Democratic Women monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the school house building on the grounds of the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.

Troop 434 Spaghetti Fund-raiser will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The troop is offering a meal of spaghetti, roll, dessert and drink for $5. If you are in the Lebanon area to the industrial area of Hwy. 109, the meal can be delivered. Dinner can also be delivered for a minimum order of $15, or you may join the troop at First Presbyterian Church, located at 304 West Main Street in Lebanon. Place orders as soon as possible at scoutmastertroop434@gmail.com. Call/text (615) 969-8840 or (615) 444-1360 or fax (615) 444-9916. Forms of payment accepted are cash, check (payable to Troop 434) or credit card via phone only when order is placed. No cards accepted at delivery. If your order is placed via text or e-mail, please specify your payment plan so arrangements can be made.

Solar 101 Workshop for Businesses, hosted by Lightwave Solar, will be held on Friday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Juliet Community Center.

Fiddlers Grove presents "Winners and Losers," an interactive mystery, on Friday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Marva and Chuck Wynne invite you to Fiddlers Grove to their dinner theatre, but beware! Mysterious things have been known to happen. Tickets are available at the Wilson County Fair Office. Come early and enjoy music by the Nashville Vocal Jazz Company. For more details, call (615) 443-2626.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 179 will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. Tickets are $15. The guest speaker is Evaunder K. Grooms. Grooms has worked for Army and Air Force services and has traveled with her husband, Pastor Michael Grooms, throughout his military career. She is a member of Key United Methodist Church in Hartsville and has also been affiliated with Dowell Chapel U.M.C.

Ghosts in the Grove will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Fiddlers Grove in Lebanon. The event will feature stories, spooky walks, food and fun for kids. Admission is $7 for ages 12 and up; $5 for ages 6-12; free for children 5 and under. A $20 family pass is available for two adults and up to three children. To learn more, call (615) 443-2626.

Big Springs Hayride and Bonfire will be on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 5 until 8 p.m. at 2940 Big Springs Road. Bring a chair and roast a hotdog on the open fire. Bring the whole family. Corn hole boards and horseshoes will be available along with kids' games. To learn more, call (615) 319-0810.

Breast Cancer Friends Support Group meets the third Monday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Hill church of Christ, located on the corner of West Main Street and Maple Hill Road in Lebanon. We welcome those who have had breast cancer in the past or are dealing with it now. We invite all breast cancer survivors to join us Monday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. for our 11th annual "Celebration of Life" dinner and festivities. Come share in the joy of life with which God has blessed us. Reservations required. Call Betty Wood at (615) 444-8634 to reserve your spot now.

Special Olympics Bocce Courts Fund-raiser will be Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Zaxby's in Lebanon. Place receipts in the box on the counter at checkout in order to participate.

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center will hold the 11th annual Spaghetti Lunch & Dinner Fund-raiser on Friday, Oct. 23. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, a homemade dessert and beverage. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (615) 758-9114 for tickets or carry-out orders.

Ninth Annual Long Hunter Mega-Hike is set for Saturday, Oct. 24 at Long Hunter State Park in Hermitage. Participants will once again attempt to hike all of Long Hunter's trails - about 26 miles - in a single day. The free event is organized and sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. To learn more, visit tn-nature.blogspot.com/2015/10/ninth-annual-long-hunter-mega-hike-set.html.

Beyond the Chalk Lines, an evening with champions, will be presented by the Mt. Juliet Chamber Sports and Fitness Council on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 5 until 9 p.m. at Wilson Central High School. The event will feature Vanderbilt University Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin, National Pro Fastpitch Commissioner and ESPN Color Analyst Cheri Kempf and technology consultant Tony Duncan. It is open to business professionals and coaches of all sports. Pre-register by visiting www.mjchamber.org and clicking on "Chamber Events." Walk-up registration will be subject to seating availability. Cost is $30, and a college student discount is available. All proceeds will benefit speakers' named charities.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

A Season of Elegance Fashion Show, presented by Healing Broken Vessels, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Fairview Church, located at 1660 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. The fund-raiser will include entertainment, food and a silent auction. Admission is $20. For ticket information and details, call (615) 547-4936 or visit www.facebook.com/hbv4u.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 107 Bay Court, Suite B, Lebanon, TN 37087, or 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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