Calendar for Oct. 19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at Hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at email@example.com.
Do you need a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma (formerly GED)? The Adult Learning Center at 107 North Greenwood in Lebanon offers free preparatory classes in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet with morning, afternoon and evening classes. For those who qualify, the State of Tennessee is paying the $75 HSE test fee. Please call (615) 443-8731 to make an appointment today.
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. 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 7 p.m. at the Cross Style Center, located at 111 West Lester Avenue in Lebanon. For information, call Robert at (615) 559-2867.
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.
Wilson County Insurance Committee will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.
Wilson County Ag Management Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Gentry Building.
2016 Candidates Night will be held at Pickett Rucker Church, located at 633 Glover Street in Lebanon, on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. To learn more, call (615) 589-8835.
Market Street Community Center, due to popular demand, will offer encore performances of the stage play "Fences" by August Wilson at Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $15. Student and senior tickets are $12. Advance tickets may be purchased through www.brownpapertickets.com. There are also special group rates available. Tickets may be purchased at the door as well. Doors open at 7 p.m. The center is located at 321 East Market Street in Lebanon. To learn more, call (615) 547-3697.
Long Hunter Mega-Hike, now in its 10th year, will allow participants to hike all of Long Hunter State Park's trails - about 26 miles - in a single day on Saturday, Oct. 22. Whether you hike only a couple of miles or all 26, the objective is to have fun, enjoy the fall foliage and experience the wide variety of habitats Long Hunter has to offer. Bring water, lunch, snacks and good hiking shoes. Those who complete all 26 miles will receive a special certificate of merit. Meet at the Couchville Lake parking lot in Area 2 at 6:45 a.m.; the hike begins promptly at 7 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State Park.
Board of Directors of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 a.m. at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.
BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at the Mt. Juliet Belk store in Providence Marketplace on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. The center offers free, convenience mammography screenings. Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and have a primary care physician are eligible by calling (855) 655-2662 to schedule an appointment. All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology's licensed female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist, specialized in breast imaging, will interpret the mammogram, and confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.
Child Abuse Awareness Panel, presented by Cumberland University and the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Cumberland University's Labry Hall in the tiered classroom. The event is free to the public and will feature three survivors of severe abuse. Questions will be taken from the audience. Continuing education credits available for teachers. To learn more, visit www.cac15.org.
Tennova Healthcare Lebanon Volunteer Auxiliary will host a "Collective Goods" fund-raiser on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 28 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The show will be located in the hospital's Community Cares Classroom and will feature a variety of books and gifts. There will also be a large selection of jewelry priced at $5.99.
Howl-O-Ween Adopt-A-Thon, presented by Petopia pet Salon, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon until 5 p.m. at the City of Lebanon Dog Park, located on Jim Draper Boulevard. Dogs and owners are invited. There will be live music all day, K-9 demonstrations from 1 until 3 p.m., special appearances by Scooby-Doo, costume contests for pets and their owners at 4 p.m., food trucks and more. The dog park is not officially open; this is a preview special event. To learn more, visit petopiatn.wixsite.com/howl-o-ween.
Wilson County Civic League Candidates Night will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church, located at 633 Glover Street in Lebanon, at 6:30 p.m. To learn more, call (615) 589-8835.
Hobson Pike Baptist Church Trunk or Treat will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. or until the candy is gone. The church is located at 3525 Hobson Pike in Hermitage. To learn more, visit www.hobsonpikebaptist.org.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.
Empty Bowls Fund-Raiser, benefiting the Wilson County Community Help Center, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year's event will feature lunch, live entertainment by two groups, a silent auction and more for $20 per ticket. Handmade bowls will be available for purchase at an extra cost while supplies last. The event is the major fund-raiser for the Wilson County Community Help Center's food pantry each year.
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