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

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

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 415 Park Ave. in Lebanon. For more information, contact Dave at 615-238-7992.

Walk With Wilson are held each Wednesday at noon at the Wilson County Health Department, located at 927 East Baddour Parkway. The public is invited to join the group as they walk around the James E. Ward Agricultural Center for better health and a sense of well-being. Walks are not held in the event of inclement weather.

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.

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-Wilson County Public Library will host ventriloquist Ken Carter, also known as Funny Dummy, on Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m. Also on June 11, Wilson Emergency Management Agency and the Chick-fil-A cow will visit the library at 1 p.m. Visit to learn more.

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center will host the Fifth Art Gallery Reception on Thursday, June 11 from 5 until 7 p.m., featuring the works of instructor Sally Murphy and the talented artists and guests of the senior center. Many pieces will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served. The event is free, open to the community and the event will include entertainment and a special performance by the in-house drama company Bravo Theatre entitled, "Macaroni Mayhem."

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

Wilson County Republican Party will hold the monthly Executive Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 11 at Kevin's Automotive, located at 500 South Cumberland Street in Lebanon. The meeting is open to the membership.

Wilson County Road Commission will meet on Friday, June 12 at 9 a.m. at the Road Commission Office in Lebanon. The Wilson County Urban Type Public Facilities Board will meet immediately following the road commission meeting.

Wilson County Republican Party will hold its monthly membership meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 at Kevin's Automotive, located at 500 South Cumberland Street in Lebanon.

Encore Theatre Company will hold auditions for "August: Osage County" on Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and on Sunday, June 14 from noon until 4 p.m. at the theatre, located at 6978 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. Performance dates are weekends August 7 through 22. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes and headshots are welcome but not required. Roles for six males and seven females. To learn more, visit

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.

Second Saturday Bluegrass at the Opry Pavilion in Fiddlers Grove will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 6 until 9 p.m. Come out for a free, fun-filled evening of music, dancing and fellowship in a family friendly environment. Music will be provided by Sugar Ridge. For more information, call 615-443-2626.

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

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

Wilson County Judicial Committee will meet on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Development & Tourism Committee will meet on Monday, June 15 at 6:15 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Budget Committee will meet on Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Steering Committee will meet on Monday, June 15 at 6:45 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Wilson County Courthouse.

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.

Lebanon City Council will hold its regular called meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall of the City of Lebanon Administration Building, located at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue. The meeting will begin with a brief public hearing scheduled for 5:55 p.m.

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.

The Annual Bryan Reunion will be held on Sunday, June 28 at Shop Springs Baptist Church. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. with a catered meal. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert.

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.

Tojo Creek Gourd Gala will be held at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free. To learn more, visit

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 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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