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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at Hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 9 p.m. on 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 email@example.com or Aniece McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lebanon City Council will hold a work session on Thursday, April 16 at 5 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue. The purpose of the work session is for 2015- 16 fiscal year budget review.
Wilson County Board of Education will hold a work session at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, followed by a Board meeting at 6 p.m. The work session and meeting will be held at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.
Winfree Bryant Middle School's Aviator Drama students will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," April 16 through 19. The show will be presented on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 18 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium, located at 1213 Leeville Pike in Lebanon.
United Methodist Women of the Cumberland District will host a conference to offer support and supplies to the "End Slavery Tennessee" organization for its ongoing efforts to stop human trafficking in Tennessee. State legislators with human trafficking legislation have been invited to speak. The conference, "Faith Lift to Benefit End Slavery Tennessee," will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 9 a.m. at Lebanon First United Methodist Church, located at 415 West Main Street. The conference is free and open to the public.
Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center will hold a benefit Dance Party on Saturday, April 18 from 5 until 7 p.m., featuring the Bonna Brothers Band with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit the campaign to raise funds for a new senior center. To learn more, call 615-758-9114.
Rules Committee of the Wilson County Commission will meet on Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.
Lebanon City Council will hold its regular called meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue. A public hearing will be held prior to the meeting at 5:55 p.m.
Lebanon High School presents Ashman and Menken's "Little Shop of Horrors" on April 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. Advanced tickets are $5 and can be purchased until April 22 at LHS from Key McKinney between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. The ticket table will open at 6 p.m. on performance nights, and the doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m.
Grace United Methodist Church will hold its annual extravaganza yard sale on April 24 and 25 at the Family Life Center on North Mt. Juliet Road. Items include antiques such as an oriental rug, a rope bed, glass cabinet and lamps. All proceeds benefit the ministry of Project Tariro to AIDS victims in Zimbabwe. To learn more, call 615-758-4635.
Wilson Bank & Trust Leeville Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the bank's Leeville office, located at 440 Hwy. 109 North in Lebanon. The day's festivities will include live music, craft vendors, free inflatable and train rides, a petting zoo and an emergency vehicle display. Concessions will be offered by the Wilson Central Choral Booster Club.
Kids and Guns Firearm Safety Class will be conducted by the Lebanon Police Department on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the city courtroom of the Lebanon Police Department. All, including children, are invited to attend the event. The class will take the mystery out of firearms and educate children and parents on following strict protocols that can keep everyone safe. Proper handling and storage will be among the topics discussed. Eddie Eagle will also help instruct children on what to do if they come across a firearm. If you have any questions, contact Officer P.J. Hardy at 615-453-4398.
Friends of Historic Lebanon Membership Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 304 West Main Street in Lebanon. The guest speaker is Nancy Williams, director of the Tennessee Main Street Program. Historic Lebanon will also honor Mary Harris and Thomas Partlow with lifetime achievement awards. Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner and a membership. Tickets are available at the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and at www.historiclebanontn.org.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.
Go Johnny Go 5K/10K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Sports Village, located at 1735 West Main Street in Lebanon. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with $25 registration fees ($30 the day of the event) to benefit the Johnny Keel Wellness Foundation. Learn more at www.GoJohnnyGoRun.com.
Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 25 at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the Wilson County Courthouse on East Main Street in Lebanon. The program will include guest speaker U.S. Navy Capt. (ret.) Jack Bowers, posting of the colors, invocation, recognition of all veterans and branches and more. The observance is sponsored by American Legion Post 15, City of Lebanon and Wilson County.
Lebanon High School Project Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 30 following the graduation ceremony. The event will be held at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center. Senior parent chaperones, food, lots of activities, a DJ and prizes will be provided for the entire evening until Sunday at 5 a.m. Any local businesses interested in donating prizes (gift cards, TVs, Keurigs, other dorm necessities) or monetary donations, should contact Mitzi McCoin at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.