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 Veterans Benefits, contact the Veterans Service Office, Suite 106, Wilson County Courthouse, or call 444-2460.
Celebrate Recovery: If you suffer from addiction/dysfunctional behaviors (hurts/hang-ups/habits) and would like a safe place to meet with others like you sharing your struggles, strengths and hope with one another to grow closer to God and others, then you are invited to Fairview Church, 1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, from 6:30 until 8 p.m., Thursdays. For information, call Sonny at 707-0305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone Pioneers of America has Volume Number 1 and Volume Number 3 cookbooks for sale. All sales benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.
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 reach out to those in need in Wilson County. Volunteers must be age 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering 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.
HomeSafe Womens Support Group meets Wednesday evenings. For information, or if you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.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.
Lebanon Special School District wants to notify parents of the availability of Special Education records for students born 1988-1991. The records may be picked up at the Special Education office at 507 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon. Call the office with questions at 444-6073. If your childs record is not requested or picked up, it will be archived for reference purposes and then destroyed. Records will be available for the entire month of May.
Fifth American/Tennessee Flag Retirement Ceremony, sponsored by Friends of Cedars of Lebanon, will be at 6 p.m., Friday, May 17, on the ball field at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. The ceremony is to honor American Veterans and Law Enforcement Officers for their service. The ceremony is being held during National Police Officers Week and the day before Armed Forces Day. Worn, torn and tattered flags will be retired, and if you have a flag to retire in someones honor, you may bring it, also. Please bring chairs. For information, call Ken at 286-1390, Herb at 286-2053 or Pat at 286-1044.=
Miles for Hope/Fighting for Brain Tumors fundraising events for team fighting for Ronnie Lawson will be from 5 until 10 p.m., Friday, May 17, at Baskin Robbins at 1023 West Main Street, Lebanon, where 31 percent of the proceeds will go toward the cause. Contact Brittany at email@example.com for information.
Middle Tennessee Chapter of Project Linus will host its monthly blanket day from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at Lane Agri-Park at 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro. You dont have to know how to sew or quilt. There are many ways to help. If possible, bring your sewing machine, yarn, supplies, etc. Bring your lunch. Refreshments will be provided. For information, contact Tina Wilke at 449-5097 or 584-5799 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.projectlinus.org.
Music in the Glade, featuring Under the Hill and Ronnie Wilson, will be from 6 until 10 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at Gladeville Community Center. Concessions will be available. For information, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664.
Second Annual Heritage Peace Garden Celebration will from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at Pickett Chapel, 209 East Market Street, Lebanon. Events will include plantings on the grounds, exploratory archaeological digs, lighting of the cross, entertainment and spring season food samples. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Pickett Chapel restoration and The Roy Bailey Museum.
Third Annual Country Breakfast and Flea Market, presented by Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, will be Saturday, May 18. Breakfast will be from 8 until 10 a.m. Breakfast tickets are $5 per person, and the menu includes eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, hash brown casserole, biscuits and more, all served buffet-style. Flea Market will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spots are available for $10. Call today to reserve your space at 449-4600. Donations for the sale are being accepted now. Drop off at the center or call for pick-up.
22nd Annual Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show will be 8 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center/Wilson County Fairgrounds, presented by the Wilson County Antique Power Association. Gates open at 8 a.m. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted. For information, contact Johnny and Debbie Mitchell at 444-6944.
Spring Palooza, hosted by St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 310 South Tarver Ave., Lebanon, will be from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18. It is a community event that will include food, bounce houses, games, vendors and entertainment. Maggie Moos will be onsite. The event is free to the public and will go on rain or shine to raise funds to expand the St. Frances Cabrini worship space.
The 88th Annual Memorial Service for Leeville Cemetery will be 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at Leeville United Methodist Church, 7019 Hickory Ridge Road. Anyone who would like to make donations toward the upkeep of the cemetery may send those in care of Thomas Carney, 705 West Hill Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087.
Breast Cancer Friends support group meets the third Monday night of each month at 6:30 at Maple Hill church of Christ located on the corner of West Main Street and Maple Hill Road in Lebanon. Those who have had breast cancer in the past or who are dealing with it now are welcome to attend. Want to look great with your body shape? Come learn May 20 at The Crystal Couture Shop shows everyone how with their Trunk Show. Call 444-6106 or 504-1147 for details.
Cedar Creek Community Band and Nashville Wind Ensemble will present The Empire StrikesBach at 7 p.m., Monday, May 20, at the Mt. Juliet High School theater. The concert is free and donations will be accepted to expand the music library. The CCCB meets for rehearsal from 7 until 9 p.m., Mondays, in the band room at MJHS, 1800 Curd Road, Mt. Juliet. For information, contact Sherie Grossman at (949) 683-4068 or at email@example.com.
Lebanon Planning Commission preliminary meeting will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.
Lebanon City Council will have a work session at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights for a Historic Preservation Commission discussion. Council will then hold a public hearing at 5:55 p.m. and will meet in regular session at 6.Wilson County Commissions Ag Management Committee has been rescheduled and will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Centers Bernard School Exhibit Building G.
AARP Chapter 5023 members will meet Tuesday, May 21, at Hearthside Club House at 215 Castle Heights Ave., N. Guest speaker will be Stacy Williams, a physical therapist from Star Physical Therapy Center in Mt. Juliet. Board members will meet at 9 a.m., and the general meeting will be at 10.American Red Cross Blood Drive at Immanuel Baptist Church will be from 12:30 until 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, in the Owens Building at the church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. Schedule your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code Immanuel19. All presenting donors will receive a limited edition T-shirt (while supplies last). You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.
Corn Hole Tournament, a fundraiser scheduled as part of Seven Months for SMA, in memory of Alana C. Whited, will be from 2 until 4 p.m., Saturday, May 25, in the field behind Wilson Bank & Trusts main office in Lebanon at Castle Heights. First place winners will receive a prize. If you have any boards/bags organizers could borrow for the event, it would be appreciated. For information, contact Brittany Whited at 719-3065, Vickie Whited at 449-4165 or Heather Landers at 347-5745. You may also visit www.fsma.org/AlanaCWhited or www.facebook.com/brittany.whited.52.
USA Championship Wrestling, a benefit for Miss Cera of Lebanon, will be 8 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at the Smith County Ag Building in Carthage. Doors open at 6 p.m. A donation of $5 is asked, and there will be a silent auction, also. The event will help send her to the Alliance for Recreational Empowerments Family Summer Camp at Cordell Hull Lake in Gainesboro. The camp is for children diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. For ticket information to the event, call Randy Dixon at 486-9648 or Jamie Anderson at 559-3854.
PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows connecting with widows, will meet at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at Fairview Baptist Church. Greg Holbrook and Jane Hamlett will speak on Miracle Powers latest visit to Kenya to help widows and orphans. All widows are welcome. A collection will be taken to provide grocery gift cards to families of needy school children.Jones Hill Cemetery Decoration will be Sunday, May 26, on Old Statesville Road, Watertown. The business meeting will be at 2:30 p.m.
Marriage 911, presented by Joe and Michelle Williams, will be at Life Assembly Church, 555 Pleasant Grove Road, Mt. Juliet, at 7 p.m., Friday, May 31. RSVP to Jim McCaskill at 554-2541. This is non-denominational and is free, but there will be a love offering taken at the end.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Monday, June 3, at the Central Office at 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. All items to be considered for the agenda must be emailed to Rose Ratagick at RatagickR@wcschools.com no later than noon, Tuesday, May 21.
Wilson County Schools will hold new student registration on Thursday, June 6, and Friday, July 19, for all students new to Wilson County. Schools will be open during normal school hours to accommodate parents. Parents are encouraged to bring their childs birth certificate, Social Security card, Tennessee School Immunization Certificate and two proofs of residency (utility bill, copy of signed lease agreement, property tax statement, drivers license with correct address, copy of payroll check, bank account statements or insurance documents). The first full day of school for students is Aug. 1.
To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, Tenn. 37087, or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.