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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.

The Telephone Pioneers Cookbooks, Vol. I and III, have been discontinued. There are a limited number left. To obtain one, call 615-310-7080 or 615-828-3147. The proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the telephone museum.

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.

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.

Lebanon VFW Post 5015's 9th Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. Worn, torn and tattered flags are now being collected at Uncle Pete's Truck Stop and the Wilson County Veterans Office at the courthouse.

Wilson County Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee is promoting agriculture by "Filling a Ford with Food." The Farm Bureau office at 117 Southside Park Drive in Lebanon is accepting nonperishable food ($1 = 1.5 pounds of food) or money for a local charity from now until May 20. For every $10 worth of food or money donated, you have a chance to win a 20-quart ORCA cooler worth $185.

Lebanon Senior Citizen's Center will host its sixth annual Country Breakfast and Flea Market on Saturday, May 21 from 8 until 10 a.m. The flea market will be open until 3 p.m. Tickets for the breakfast are $6 per person, and it will feature eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, hash brown casserole, biscuits and more - all served buffet style.

Antique Tractor, Antique Truck & Gas Engine Show, hosted by the Wilson County Antique Power Association, will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. Gates open at 8 a.m. Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated. Due to construction, use the Fiddlers Grove entrance. To learn more, call (615) 444-6944 or e-mail jwdamitch@gmail.com.

Community Day and Open House at Center Chapel Church of Christ will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church, located at 9500 Central Pike in Mt. Juliet. The event will include free food, games, inflatables, live music and more. The public is welcome to come and see the new addition to the church building and stay for fun, barbecue, hotdogs, burgers, music and a visit by Disney princesses.

City of Lebanon Public Works/Transportation Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 a.m. in the Town Meeting Hall located in the City of Lebanon Administration Building at 200 North Castle Heights Avenue.

First Freedom Bank Financial Foundations 101 Presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. at Green Hill Church, located at 13251 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. The program offers the basics of personal finances and how to get started in the right direction - bank account management, the elements of a spending plan, strategies to reduce debt and more. The presentation is open to the public. To reserve your spot, call (615) 470-1310.

Wilson County Fellowship of Christian Athletes Inaugural Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 3 at Pine Creek Golf Course. Lunch and range will be available at 11:30 a.m., and the tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. Register at www.fcawilson.org or contact Wilson County Area Director Tim Bryant at (615) 948-1434 or e-mail tbryant@fca.org.

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

Wilson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will hold new volunteer training beginning on Tuesday, June 7. Training will occur every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6 until 9 p.m. for three weeks. Volunteer advocates are trained and supported to speak in court for the best interests of children in Wilson County who are victims of abuse and neglect. Wilson County CASA provided 55 volunteer advocates to 279 children in Wilson County last year. At least 15 more volunteers are needed for CASA to reach its goal of providing a CASA volunteer for every abused child in Wilson County. To learn more, call (615) 443-2002 or visit www.wilsoncountycasa.org.

Wilson County Alumni Chapter of Tennessee State University will host its fourth annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in the East Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. The keynote speaker will be Lebanon native and former mayor of Memphis AC Wharton Jr. Tickets are $30. Student tickets are $15. For tickets, call (615) 804-8198, (615) 218-1032 or (615) 828-9098.

To submit items for the calendar, 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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