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.
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 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.
A Heart Beat 4 Earl, a benefit for Earl Cox, who is in need of a heart transplant, will be held on Saturday, July 16, at noon at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center Poultry Barn in Lebanon. Music will be provided by Cedar Creek Boys and 12Thirtyone. There will also be food, a live auction, inflatables and a cake walk. A corn hole tournament is also planned, and tournament registration is $50 per team. Cox, of Dry Drip Plumbing, is affiliated with the Wilson County Fair.
Wilson County Minutes Committee will meet on Monday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.
Wilson County Steering Committee will meet on Monday, July 18 at 6:45 p.m. in Conference Room 1 of the Wilson County Courthouse.
AARP Chapter 5023 will meet on Tuesday, July 19 at noon. This will be the annual cook-in. All members are asked to bring a covered dish (as many as you would like to prepare). Members can bring one guest. For more information, contact Betty Cantrell at (615) 449-0311.
Wilson County Rodeo Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. in School Exhibit Building G at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.
Wilson County Ag Management Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 19 at 6 p.m. in the School Exhibit Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.
Immanuel Baptist Church Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 12:30 until 6 p.m. in the Owens Building, located at 214 Castle Heights Avenue in Lebanon. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Immanuel19 to schedule an appointment.
Rubber Plant Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 23 at noon. It will be held in the East/West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. All former employees are invited to attend. You may also bring any pictures or memories from the plant. Please bring a covered dish. The theme is "Remember When." For more information, contact Betty Cantrell at (615) 449-0311.
Board of Directors of the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County will meet on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 a.m. at the Joint Economic and Community Development Board office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.
Child Passenger Safety Education Event, hosted by the Wilson County Resource Coalition, will be held on Wednesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Jimmy Floyd Family center in Lebanon. The event is free and open to anyone - parents, caregivers and professionals. Information will be provided by the Lebanon Police Department's Certified Child Passenger Safety technicians. RSVP to Dawna Gutierrez at (615) 453-4382.
Oakland FCE Club Annual Ice Cream Social and Auction will be held on Friday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at Friendship Christian School, located at 5400 Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon.
Wilson County Black History Committee will host a tribute to the Lebanon Clowns Negro League Baseball team on Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m. at Pickett Rucker UMC. The team was organized during the 1940s into the late 1950s. The annual Christ Price Athletic Award will be presented. All former members, family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the celebration. No admission; donations are appreciated to support the restoration of Historic Pickett Chapel.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a regular session on Monday, August 1 at 6 p.m. at the central office, located at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon. The board canceled its regular board meeting originally scheduled for July 11.
Lebanon High School Class of 1986 30-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 p.m. until midnight at Lebanon Golf & Country Club. Cost is $35 per person. Checks must be mailed by August 1 to: LHS Class of 1986, PO Box 901, Lebanon, TN 37088. The class will also gather on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. for the Lebanon High School football game. For more information, call (615) 533-8479.
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