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Community Calendar- Sept. 28

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Calendar for Sept. 28

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; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at

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

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 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.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a work session on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. to review the Oct. 3 board meeting agenda at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

Rules Committee of the Wilson County Commission will meet on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

General Robert H. Hatton Camp #723, Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. The meeting will be in the Cato Industrial Building, located at 212 South Maple Street in Lebanon. The program this month will be presented by Ronald Wolford Blair, historian and author from Lexington, Ky. Blair has a new book on the life and service of his great-great-great granduncle, Col. Frank Wolford, of the First Kentucky Cavalry, U.S. Col. Wolford participated and was captured in the Battle of Lebanon, Tennessee. The book is entitled "Wild Wolf." The public is invited to attend.

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.

Granville Fall Celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1. A full day of jazz will begin at 11 a.m. at the entertainment stage of the Granville Veterans park on the banks of the Cumberland River with the Smith County Jazz Ensemble, Jackson County High School Jazz Band at 11:30 a.m., The Big Band Sound at noon, AMC Band Sonic Fusion at 1:30 p.m., Veterans Appreciation Service at 3 p.m. and The Blues Brokers at 3:15 p.m. There is no admission charge. A full day of gospel, country, bluegrass and community choirs at the Pruett Stage at Sutton Homestead will be featured as well. The stage will open at 10 a.m. with the Granville United Methodist Church Choir, Community Kidz Choir of Carthage at 10:30 a.m., Muddy Waters Bluegrass Band at 11:15 a.m., Feeling Groovy at 12:15 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church New Life Quartet and Beyond the Call at 1:15 p.m., Sugar Ridge Bluegrass Band at 2:15 p.m., Hands of Time Bluegrass Band at 3:15 p.m. and the Missionary Ridge Bluegrass Band at 4:15 p.m. The Granville Fall Celebration will include a quilt festival, old-time craftsmen festival, blacksmith festival, crafts, Made in Tennessee exhibit at Granville Museum, Remembering the 1930s at Sutton Homestead and Granville Museum, food, children's rides, games, a petting zoo, Doodles the Clown and much more. To learn more, call (931) 653-4151. The grand opening of the month-long Scarecrow Festival will also kick off on Oct. 1 and includes a special focus on "The Wizard of Oz' with three special performances of Dorothy. The 7th Annual Ralph Maddux Memorial Motorcycle Show will also take place in memory of Granville resident Ralph Maddux, who was the owner of the first Harley Davidson Motorcycle Shop in the Upper Cumberland. The show has nine classes of competition with first, second and third place in each class with Best of Show and People's Choice Awards. The show is sponsored by Boswells Motorcycles and Shipper Trailer Rental. Registration is from 10 a.m. until noon with awards at 2:30 p.m. Historic Granville, located in Jackson County, is currently celebrating the 1930s and will have two of Maddux's 1930s-era Harley Davidson motorcycles on display that day. To learn more about the show, contact William Shipper at (615) 812-1149.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Mt. Juliet/Wilson County, including Hermitage and Donelson, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 until 10 p.m. at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet.

Wilson County Library Board will meet on Monday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library.

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.

Wilson County Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet & Celebration will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet. Everyone is invited to attend. The keynote speaker will be former Tennessee Titans fullback Casey Cramer. For more information, contact Tim Bryant at (615) 948-1434, or visit

Wilson County Judicial Committee will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 4:15 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Tourism & Development Committee will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.

Fiddlers Grove Historical Village presents Orson Wells' "War of the Worlds" on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The night of music, theatre and food will include entertainment by Fiddlers Grove Theatre and Brother Trouble. Tickets are $22. Seating is limited. To make reservations or for more details, call (615) 443-2626.

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.

BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at the Mt. Juliet Belk store in Providence Marketplace on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. The center offers free, convenience mammography screenings. Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and have a primary care physician are eligible by calling (855) 655-2662 to schedule an appointment. All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology's licensed female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging, will interpret the mammogram, and confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.

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