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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.

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. 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.

Coffee with the City at the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce office will be held on Wednesday, June 3 from 8 until 9:30 a.m. Chat over a cup of coffee during a meet and greet with Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenny Martin (or representative). This is a free event, and appointments are not necessary.

City Chat, hosted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:30 a.m. For this, the first-ever City Chat, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead and Lebanon Economic Development Director Helene Cash will speak. City Chat is a new public event that will be held at 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

Wilson County Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 7:45 a.m. at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.

Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library will host Barry "The Library Man" Mitchell on Thursday, June 4 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for his new "Hero Stories - The Transforming Power of Reading" Show. Every reader becomes a hero in Mitchell's show; however, one really super hero travels with Mitchell - Sam the Turtle, aka Super Shell, who is the real star of the show. The program is free. To learn more call 615-444-0632 or visit www.lebanonlibrary.net.

Lebanon Airport Commission will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 4 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, located at 760 Franklin Road.

Wilson County Public Works Committee will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 5 p.m. in the Commission Courtroom of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Animal Control Committee will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 5 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Minutes Committee will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Steering Committee will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 6:45 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Budget Committee will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library will host a teen program on Friday, June 5 from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Genesis Career College will be in attendance to provide free mini-manicures. To learn more, call 615-444-0632 or visit www.lebanonlibrary.net.

Lebanon First Assembly of God will hold a yard sale inside the fellowship hall at 716 North Cumberland Street on Saturday, June 6 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Goshen Cemetery Decoration Day will be on Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. Anyone who would like to make donations to the upkeep of the cemetery may send those to Goshen Cemetery Fund c/o Margaret Tomlinson, 333 Center Hill Road, Lebanon TN, 37087 or call 615-969-0190. Conatser's Cemetery Decoration Day will be on Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m.

Wilson County Emergency Communications District "911" Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year on Monday, June 8 at 3:45 p.m. at the 911 office, located at 1611 West Main Street in Lebanon. The board's regular meeting will follow at 4 p.m. Wilson County Insurance Committee will meet on Monday, June 8 at 4 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Ag Management Committee will meet on Monday, June 8 at 5 p.m. in the Gentry Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

Wilson County Judicial Committee will meet on Monday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

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.

Wilson County Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

TDS Tech Talk is coming to the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce office on Wednesday, June 10 from 8 until 9 a.m. Want to try out TDS TV? Have a question about high-speed Internet? Technology experts will be on-hand to answer questions about services they provide. This is a free event. Please see www.mtjulietchamber.com for registration information.

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.

Wilson County Education Committee will meet on Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

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 Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at School House G at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

"Tee It Up for Sean" Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 15 at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Sean Putman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cumberland University. The tournament is open to the public. Sponsorship and registration information is available at www.seanputman.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.

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

The Margaret Gaston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites you to a free genealogy workshop at the Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library on Saturday, July 18 from 9 until 11 a.m. The workshop will be led by Merry Anne Pierson and will assist everyone from beginners to those undertaking more advanced research. Seating is limited. Make reservations by calling 615-444-0632.

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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