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Community Calendar- Sept. 2, 2015

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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 are held each Wednesday at noon at the Wilson County Health Department, located at 927 East Baddour Parkway. 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.

Lebanon Airport Commission will meet on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, located at 760 Franklin Road.

Girl Scout Parent Information Meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 3 at Rutland Elementary at 6:30 p.m. If you miss a meeting, please contact Janet Lowery at jlowery@gsmidtn.org or (615) 594-2307. To learn more, visit www.gsmidtn.org.

University Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary will host the "HCI, Everything $6 Sale" on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the UMC Community Cares Classroom. The show will feature over 1,000 products with factory direct pricing and values up to 80 percent below retail, including jewelry, accessories, scarves, wallets and more.

Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce will host "Coffee with the City" on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 8 until 9:30 a.m. Chat over a cup of coffee during a meet and greet with Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenny Martin (or representative). This is a free event, and appointments are not necessary. The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce office is located at 46 West Caldwell Street in Mt. Juliet.

NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter will meet at The Spain House at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board (JECDB) of Wilson County Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7:45 a.m. at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.

Wilson County Retired Teachers' Association will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Lebanon. Any retired educator is invited to attend and learn about the chapter. The agenda will include a musical program by the DooWops and a general business session with an overview of member benefits and opportunities. The September project is snacks and school supplies for the Civic League Tutoring Program. Call (615) 444-0071 to learn more.

Wilson County Road Commission will meet on Friday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. at the road commission office in Lebanon. The Wilson County Urban Type Public Facilities Board will meet immediately following the road commission meeting. A public hearing for the Wilson County MS-R Annual Report will be presented during the urban type public facilities board meeting.

Nashville African Violet Club will meet on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, located at 2905 North Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet. For more information, contact Julie at Julie.mavity@gmail.com or (615) 364-8459.

Wilson County Election Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 a.m. at the election commission office, located at 203 East Main Street in Lebanon.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The guest speakers will be Charlene Foutch and Mary Patterson, and the meeting will include members of TFDW from surrounding counties.

Republican Women of Wilson County will meet on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office, located at 149 Public Square in Lebanon. Tori Venable with Americans For Prosperity will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend to learn about the organization, and questions are welcomed. The Republican Women welcome new members. For more information, call (615) 415-3201 or e-mail belacres@dtccom.net.

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center will host its annual horseshoe tournament with world champion Joan Elmore on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 12:30 p.m. The community is invited to sign up to play or to come out and watch as Elmore and Woody Story demonstrate and coordinate the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place teams.

Gladeville Elementary School GLOW RUN will be held on Friday, Sept. 18. Sign in begins at 6:30 p.m.; the 1-mile fun GLOW RUN begins at 8 p.m., and the 5K GLOW RUN begins at 8:30 p.m. The event will benefit the students at Gladeville Elementary. To guarantee a free T-shirt, you must register by Sept. 4. Register online at www.runsignup.com, click on "find a race" and search for "Gladefest 5K." Paper registration forms are also available in the school office.

Volunteer State Community College Wilson County Listening Session will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 a.m. at Courtney's Café, located at 4066 North Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet. Vol State is working on the initial stages of strategic planning for 2015-2025, and the listening session will allow for public input. There is no RSVP required. Ideas for Vol State planning can also be submitted at www.volstate.edu/strategicplan.

Tuckers Crossroads School's Fall Festival will be held on Friday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. and will feature a chili supper, cake walk, silent auction and classroom games and activities to support teachers and children at the school. To purchase chili supper tickets, stop by the school or e-mail tuckerspto@gmail.com for information. Tuckers Crossroads School is located at 5905 Trousdale Ferry Pike.

Harvest Wine & Cheese Autumn Evening, a benefit for the restoration of historic Pickett Chapel and sponsored by The Roy Bailey African American Museum, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Cumberland University's Baird Chapel. The evening will include a silent auction, food, dancing and music provided by Buddy "T" and Michael Neal. Tickets are $50 for an individual or $375 for a table of eight. For more information, call (615) 444-9487.

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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