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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 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.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon.

Wilson County Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the new school year on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Lebanon. Pinnacle Bank will present the program and host a meal immediately after the meeting, so reservations are required. The project for September is the After-School Tutoring Program at the Wilson County Civic League in the Market Street Community Center. Needs are project presentation boards, trifold pocket folders, and money or gift cards from Office Max or Office Depot. To learn more, call (615) 444-0071.

City of Lebanon Airport Commission will meet on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, located at 760 Franklin Road.

The Free Clothing Store will be open on Friday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. until noon. The store is located at Life Church, 3688 Highway 109 in Lebanon, across the street from The Dollar General Store. The Free Clothing Store is open to everyone and offers free clothes and accessories in all sizes for every member of the family. To learn more, visit www.LifeChurchFamily.com.

Wilson County Road Commission will meet on Friday, Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. at the road commission office. The Wilson County Urban Type Public Facilities Board meeting will immediately follow.

Nashville African Violet Club will meet on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, located at 2905 North Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet. To learn more, contact julie.mavity@gmail.com or call (615) 364-8459.

Beginner Canning College will be held on Sept. 6 and Sept. 15 by UT Extension. Learn the science and art of canning with fellow home canners. The Beginner Canning College is specifically designed for individuals who need basic information about home food preservation. Participants will learn how to use water bath in the first class and pressure canners in the second class. Both classes will be held at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Classes will begin at 9 a.m., and pre-registration is required by contacting Shelly Barnes at sbarnes@utk.edu. Each class is $30 per participant.

Cumberland University and the Wilson County Health Council will hold their annual Never Alone event on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. on the quad at Cumberland University. The event honors friends and loved ones touched by suicide. September is Suicide Prevention Month in Tennessee. In the event of rain, Never Alone will be held in Baird Chapel at Cumberland University.

Fourth Annual Market Place at Grace UMC will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center at 3085 North Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet. The event features local artisans, crafters and small business owners. Proceeds raised support local missions of the church's Ruth Circle, to include the Mt. Juliet Help Center and Brooks House. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Lebanon High School Class of 1996 20-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Lebanon Golf & Country Club. Cost is $40 per person. Send payments via PayPal Friends and Family to 1996bluedevilreunion@gmail.com.

Wilson Central High School Choral Program fall concert will include chamber choir, concert choir and contemporary a cappella performances. Admission is free with a donation jar available to support our fine choral musicians. The concert will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the WCHS Auditorium and will last approximately 45 minutes. To learn more, visit wilsoncentralchoirs.com.

Wilson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will hold its new advocate fall training class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 until 9 p.m. from Sept. 20 through Oct. 6 at the CASA office, located at 111 Castle Heights Avenue in Lebanon. To learn more, call (615) 443-2002.

Wilson County Adult Education will give the high school equivalency test (formerly the GED) on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Lebanon. For information on taking the test, call (615) 443-8731.

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.

Farm Fresh Fashion Show, presented by EMTAR (Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors) and benefiting Wilson County CASA, will be held on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. on the Tomlinson Family Farm, located at 4032 Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon. During the farm-to-table event, enjoy a dinner prepared with fresh vegetables straight from the local garden, a fashion show and the opportunity to purchase new fall fashions. Cost is $250 for a table of eight.

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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