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 email@example.com; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at Hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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.
Immanuel Baptist Church Blood Drive will be on Thursday, May 21 from 12:30 until 6 p.m. in the Owens Building. To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: "Immanuel19."
Lebanon City Council will hold a work session on Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall of the City of Lebanon Administration Building, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue, to discuss human resources policy revisions.
Wilson County Recreation Committee will meet on Thursday, May 21 at 5 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.
Lebanon Wilson County Public Library will host a book signing by Richard "Doc" Kraft on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. Kraft will be signing his new book, "Now I Lay Me Down to Weep."
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.
Wilson County Community Health Fair will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Southside Elementary School in Lebanon. The free event will include public health screenings, respiratory consults and a host of vendors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solar 101 Workshop for Rural Businesses and Farmers will be held on Tuesday, June 2 from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at Permobil Inc., located at 300 Duke Drive in Lebanon. LightWave Solar will explain the financial incentives for commercial solar installations, including grants and incentive programs. Bring your electric bill, and LightWave Solar will provide a free preliminary estimate at the workshop. Refreshments will be provided, and the event is free. Register by calling 615-641-4050.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.
Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency will distribute USDA commodities on Wednesday, June 10 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and on Thursday, June 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 103 Webster Lane in Lebanon. Eligibility will be based on total household income not in excess of the state-established maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate household size. Anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA commodities: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Families First, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or documented residence in public housing.
Lebanon High School Class of 1953 will hold its 62nd class reunion on Saturday, June 13 at The Rock Building (adjacent to the First Baptist Church and located behind the old post office building, handicap friendly and accessible parking). The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Quality-Cedars Sunday Group will provide entertainment. Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Mary Edna Hodge at 615-444-1696 for reservations.
Race for the Fallen 5K GLOW RUN will be held at Mt. Juliet High School on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. (or after sunset). The race is a family-fun night race that welcomes participants of all ages and speeds. Race proceeds will benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation. Each registration includes a neon performance race shirt, glow gear, a LED glowing finisher medal and more. For more information, visit www.raceforthefallen.com.
Wilson County Chapter of the Tennessee State University National Alumni Association will hold its third annual "Real Fathers Real Men" Scholarship Banquet on Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The keynote speaker will be TSU President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover. Tickets are $30. Dress is Sunday best. The event helps provide tuition assistance to a student attending TSU. For tickets, contact Ann Tapley-Irvin at 615-218-1032, Emma Tapley-Stafford at 615-453-1402 or JW McGuire at 615-828-9098.
Third Annual Honor Ride for Veterans will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 8 a.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The event helps raise funds to benefit a park and museum to honor veterans. Registration is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger and includes a free T-shirt. For more information, contact Bernie Ash at 615-444-2460.
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