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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. We welcome any eligible veteran who wishes to join and desires to serve veterans. 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. Juliet Senior Activity Center offers a number of activities. Join the "Over the Hill Choir" at 10 a.m. every Monday. In addition to weekly choir practice, the group performs for senior programs in the community. Karaoke is held at 12:30 p.m., every third Tuesday of the month. And a Good Old Time Country Music Show is from 1 until 3 p.m., every Thursday. Bring your acoustic instrument and join the performers or just come and listen. Call 758-9114 in advance if you wish join seniors for lunch. The center is at 2034 N. Mt. Juliet Road.

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 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Fairview Church, the left-side entrance, on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, contact Sonny Warmath at 707-0305.

Telephone Pioneers of America has Volume Number 1 and Volume Number 3 cookbooks for sale. All sales benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 449-1970 or 444-0940.

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.

Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction, get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. To learn more, call 1-800-431-1754 or visit drugabusesolution.com.

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.

Scholarship applications from the Wilson County TSU Alumni Chapter are now available. Students interested in attending Tennessee State University should contact J.W. McGuire at mcguire80@live.com or Aniece McClure at aniece_mcclure@yahoo.com.

Wilson County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stump Lane in Lebanon, to accept the AdvancED Accreditation Report.

University Medical Center/McFarland Volunteer Auxiliary will host "Masquerade" (the $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale) on Thursday, March 26 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Friday, March 27 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The show will be located in the UMC Community Cares Classroom. The sale features a large selection of jewelry and accessories, all priced at $5.

Active Senior Health Fair, hosted by the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, will be held on Thursday, March 26 from 8:30 until 11 a.m. The center is located at 2034 North Mt. Juliet Road. For more information, call 615-758-9114.

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, March 26 from 12:30 until 6 p.m. in the Owens Building at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Immanuel19.

Fiddlers Grove Woodcarvers will host an introduction to pen turning class on Saturday, March 28 from noon until 4 p.m. The class is for anyone who is interested in woodturning but not sure where to start. All materials are provided, and the student will leave with his or her own pen. The class will be held at the Town Hall in Fiddlers Grove. The class size is limited to six people, and you must be at least 18 years of age to take the class. Cost is $30. For more information or to sign up, e-mail Dawn at fgwc1999@gmail.com.

Big Springs Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt and Fish Fry will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. Don't miss the Easter Bunny this year! Prizes and pictures will be available. The fish fry will be held after the hunt at 4 p.m. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. The church is located at 2900 Big Springs Road. For more details, call 615-319-0810.

Walk and Talk with Extension, presented by the Wilson County UT Extension, will be held on Monday, March 30 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet. The event will include free food samples, trivia with door prizes, informative demonstrations, a special guest and allow you to get to know your Wilson County Extension staff.

Local artist Vickie Rickard's exhibit, "Life Repurposed," will be on display at the Adams Gallery in the June and Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center at Cumberland University through March 30. An artist talk and reception is scheduled for Monday, March 30 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Rickard was a high school dropout with two children before the age of 20. Her art reflects how she had to overcome life obstacles and start over. Through art, she shares her journey of entering adulthood with little hope of ever being successful, but somehow persevering and finding a life worth living. The public is invited to attend the exhibit, and a majority of the artwork will be available for purchase.

Wilson County Library Board Roast will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Castle Heights Upper Elementary School in Lebanon. Tables (seating 8) are $250, and individual tickets are $35. All contributions are tax-deductible. Tickets may be purchased at any Wilson County library, from library board member or from this year's roastee, Chris Crowell.

NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter will meet on Wednesday, April 1 at 3:30 p.m. at The Spain House on the campus of First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. Hostesses include Betty Anderson, Cindy Burkitt, Virginia Dawson and Anna Gayle Lannom. The program is recognition of DAR Good Citizens selected in Wilson County high schools.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, April 2 at 7:45 a.m. at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.

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

Taste of Mt. Juliet will be held on Friday, April 10 at Mt. Juliet High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and activities continue until 8 p.m. Guests will sample fine food, desserts and drinks from approximately 30 of Mt. Juliet's restaurants. Adult tickets are $20, senior adults (65+) are $15, family ticket (up to five family members) $45, children 12 and under $5. Proceeds fund the many Mt. Juliet Rotary Club projects in the community. Tickets may be purchased from any Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club member of by contacting Chuck Groover at 615-773-5200.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in schoolhouse G at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

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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