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Community Calendar- Sept. 21

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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.

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.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12:30 until 6 p.m. in the Owens Building at Immanuel Baptist Church, located at 214 Castle Heights Avenue in Lebanon. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Immanuel19.

Wilson County 911 Board Operations Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at the 911 office, located at 1611 West Main street in Lebanon.

Wilson County 911 Board Policy Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. at the 911 office, located at 1611 West Main Street in Lebanon.

Wilson County Adult Education will give the high school equivalency test (formerly the GED) on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Lebanon. For information on taking the test, call (615) 443-8731.

Tennova Healthcare Lebanon Volunteer Auxiliary will host Masquerade - the $5 jewelry and accessories sale - on Friday, Sept. 23 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. the show will be located in the hospital's Community Cares classroom and features a large selection.

Wilson County Conservative Republicans will meet on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9:15 a.m. at Logan's at Providence in Mt. Juliet.

Lebanon High School Class of 1986 30-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 p.m. until midnight at Lebanon Golf & Country Club. Cost is $35 per person. Checks must be mailed by August 1 to: LHS Class of 1986, PO Box 901, Lebanon, TN 37088. The class will also gather on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. for the Lebanon High School football game. For more information, call (615) 533-8479.

City of Lebanon Public Works/Transportation Committee will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 a.m. in the Town Meeting Hall at the City of Lebanon Administration Building, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue.

Tuckers Crossroads Parent Teacher Organization will host the school's Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. in the East/West and Education buildings at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. The festival will include a cake walk, silent auction and carnival games.

Farm Fresh Fashion Show, presented by EMTAR (Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors) and benefiting Wilson County CASA, will be held on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. on the Tomlinson Family Farm, located at 4032 Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon. During the farm-to-table event, enjoy a dinner prepared with fresh vegetables straight from the local garden, a fashion show and the opportunity to purchase new fall fashions. Cost is $250 for a table of eight.

Cedar Seniors Inc. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m. at 226 University Avenue in Lebanon. Cost is $5 per person. To learn more, call (615) 444-0829.

Long Hunter Mega-Hike, now in its 10th year, will allow participants to hike all of Long Hunter State Park's trails - about 26 miles - in a single day on Saturday, Oct. 22. Whether you hike only a couple of miles or all 26, the objective is to have fun, enjoy the fall foliage and experience the wide variety of habitats Long Hunter has to offer. Bring water, lunch, snacks and good hiking shoes. Those who complete all 26 miles will receive a special certificate of merit. Meet at the Couchville Lake parking lot in Area 2 at 6:45 a.m.; the hike begins promptly at 7 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park.

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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