Long Hunter State Park will host its 4th Annual Spring Thing nature festival on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The free event, sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State park, will feature a variety of educational programs and hikes for the entire family.
The Community Foundation of Wilson County and its parent organization, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, have issued a call for locals to circle Wednesday, May 3, on their calendars.
Lebanon's Fiddlers Grove Historical Village is set to host Spring Fest in the Grove on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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Watertown High School will present its fall drama production, "Daddy's Girl," on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium.
Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church's annual drive-thru nativity, "Journey to Bethlehem," will be open from 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17. The 10 scenes depict the meaning of Christmas, showing the journey of Mary and Joseph as they traveled to Bethlehem and awaited the birth of Jesus. The church is located at 522 Castle Heights Avenue. SUBMITTED
Saturday's 18th annual Historic Granville Country Christmas will feature a day of Christmas music at the Granville United Methodist Church.
As part of the 18th annual Granville Country Christmas, the Jackson County community of Granville will host its Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. with WKRN Meteorologist and Mt. Juliet resident Davis Nolan serving as the parade's grand marshal.
Lebanon's Eddie and Martha Adcock along with friends Gene Johnson and Valerie Smith lead the merry, musical way at the 17th Annual Christmas Bluegrass Benefit Concert for the Homeless, which rings forth at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue S., in Nashville.
A group of veterans and citizens formed to raise funds to assist military service members and their families place a name on the Wilson County Veterans Plaza monument walls will host its fourth annual breakfast fund-raiser on Saturday, Dec. 10.
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In traditional fashion, the parade will travel from the former Lebanon High School location, down Park Avenue to East Main Street and around the Lebanon Public Square.
From there the parade will travel down West Main Street before coming to a halt in the D.T. McCall & Sons parking lot.
Country-rock group Little Texas is set to perform at Cahoots Dancehall & Honkytonk in Lebanon on Friday, Dec. 2.
Workers with Fiddlers Grove, Wilson County Promotions and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center recently put the finishing touches on the 2016 Festival of Lights. The annual drive-through light display, featuring over a half-million lights, returns to the Ward Ag Center on Friday, Nov. 25. Visitors may enter through the main gate of the ag center in front of the Wilson County Expo Center. The Festival of Lights will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 5 p.m. through December. Admission is $10 per car and $25 per small bus. SUBMITTED
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan served as a guest speaker Wednesday morning at a Veterans Breakfast presented by Liberty State Bank.
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The annual Empty Bowls event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.
Brenda Ashford works on sweeping the exhibit hall floor as staff at the Wilson County Expo Center make ready for their open house of the new facility Monday. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. with the open house from 5-7 p.m. DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post
From Lebanon to Mt. Juliet and across Wilson County, residents and community leaders will come together this week to honor local veterans.
The Mt. Juliet Police Department spiced it up Saturday afternoon at the precinct.
The annual Festival of Trees opens at Historic Granville in Jackson County on Friday, Nov. 11 as part of the "Garland & Gifts Galore" grand opening of the 2016 Christmas season.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, Lebanon High School students, faculty and staff volunteered at the annual Buddy Walk in Nashville in support of the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee. LHS won the school competition for volunteers and fund-raising, bringing in nearly $2,000. The LHS Special Ed program received a $1,000 prize along with a trophy. The LHS volleyball team and cheerleading squad volunteered their time in the effort, and Destini Eaton spearheaded the effort. SUBMITTED
There's nothing that puts you in the holiday spirit quite like crafts! Wilson County fce is hosting a craft bazaar at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in the East/West Education and Turner Evans buildings on Saturday, Nov. 5.
It was classic cars and candy Saturday night on the Lebanon Square as the Good Wheel Cruisers hosted their last cruise-in of the year. More than 60 vehicles were on display at the car club event which offered food and fun for visitors, including trunk or treating for children. "It's what we're about... helping the community", said event co-organizer Tom Loftis.
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Knox Swindell, age 2, examines a bag of M&M's the little Yoda collected during the Fall Family Fest at Immanuel Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Tracy Underwood is seen at left.
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The Lebanon Fire Department will distribute 560 pounds of candy at Halloween on the Square on Monday, Oct. 31st. Fire Chief Chris Dowell said they enjoy interacting with kids in the community and will also bring a firetruck to the annual event. Pictured from left, Cody Winfree, Adam Sumrell, Trent Vickers, Chief Chris Dowell, David Means and Bryce Bryant.
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More than 200 people attended the recent catfish dinner fund-raiser benefiting Lebanon's Fellowship House, and organizers of the event expressed a heartfelt thanks to the community.
Mt. Juliet was the place to be this past weekend, that is, for ghosts and goblins and those who want simpler times.
The community is invited to Fall Fun Fest at Cumberland University in Lebanon this Thursday, Oct. 27.
Local runners are encouraged to lace up their running shoes for a good cause on Saturday, Nov. 5, when the fourth annual Charis Challenge benefiting Charis Health Center clinics in Mt. Juliet and Gladeville, will be held at Charlie Daniels Park.
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) will host a Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday for anyone who wishes to dispose of unwanted and/or expired prescription and non-prescription drugs.
The second annual Maddie's Dash 5K and Children's One-Mile Costume Fun run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon.
The Gen. Robert H. Hatton Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hold a pair of benefit turkey shoots on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 5 to help fund the restoration of the 7th Tennessee Infantry's Regimental Flag.
Coal-black kettles of fire-cooked pinto beans, biscuits warmed in old-fashioned black iron stoves, bluegrass music, crafters, mule-turned molasses and memories of old Mt. Juliet will culminate on a local farm this Saturday and Sunday.
Timed just right for the Halloween season, veteran director Joel Meriwether will present "The Haunting of Hill House" starting this weekend in Mt. Juliet at the Encore Theatre located at 6978 Lebanon Road.
Courtyard Hotel is now open in south Mt. Juliet's Providence Station and will bring the city's largest hotel event space, along with 96 rooms, innovative lobby space and an on-site restaurant with a Starbucks.
Historic Granville in Jackson County will host the third annual Granville Ghost Walk and Haunted Village on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29.
Cumberland University's homecoming celebrations will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22 when the Phoenix will take to the gridiron against Campbellsville University.
It's going to be a fantastic Farmizan's Market Season Finale this Saturday in Mt. Juliet.
Several fall festivities are happening around town this weekend, starting with Wilson Bank & Trust's annual Oktoberfest.
New games, food selections and photo opportunities will be added to a fun-filled weekend for families when Oktoberfest arrives at Wilson Bank & Trust on Oct. 15 and 16.
Although the temps were soaring, it didn't keep thousands from attending the 35th annual Mt. Juliet Pow Wow. The two-day event included Native American dance competition and hundreds of booths filled with authentic Native American crafts and food. Pictured are John Grey Hawk, who designed this year's commemorative Pow Wow shirts, Pow Wow organizer Cindy Yahola and her daughter Aspen, who participated in the competitions.
Almost seven months since stepping into the position, Wilson County Expo Center Marketing Director Charity Toombs said the schedule is shaping up.
Marketing Director Charity Toombs said construction is planned to be completed in the fall. She is telling potential clients booking can begin as early as November.
A representative from Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows confirmed they have booked several dates in 2017 at the Wilson County Expo Center. David Goodman, who operates the business, added that they intend to also book shows at the Nashville Fairgrounds in 2017, as well, which has been home to the popular expo for several decades.
Calendar for September 30
In an effort to further strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, Mt. Juliet Police will host an open house and community chili cook-off later this month.
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