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Government meetings
*Wilson County Commission’s Animal Control Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

*Education Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at the courthouse.

*Minutes Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at the courthouse.

*Steering Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at the courthouse.

*Budget Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at the courthouse.

*Lebanon Airport Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at Lebanon Municipal Airport, 760 Franklin Road.

*Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, April 7, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

*Wilson County 911 Board will meet at 4 p.m., Monday, April 11 at the 911 office at 1611 West Main Street, Lebanon.

Community Calendar
Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Spain House on the Lebanon First United Methodist Church campus at 415 West Main Street, 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. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Diana Crawford will be available at the church building on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. She sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.

AL-ANON and ALATEEN family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid in recovery. There is a local AL-ANON and ALATEEN meeting in Lebanon every week. For information, call Harriett at 444-2852 or Linda at 444-8437.

HomeSafe Women’s Support Group meets Thursday evenings. For information and to sign up, call 444-6130. If you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.

Wilson County Special Olympics Annual Track & Field Event, set for Wednesday, April 6 at Wilson Central High School’s football field, has been postponed due to field conditions. For information, contact Dawn Bradley at 453-7288.

Wilson County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 7, at the main branch of Wilson Bank & Trust in Lebanon. The program will be presented by Gail Watson, president of TRTA. Donating to the WCRTA’s Books from Birth program is the project for April. For information, call 444-0071.

Watertown Elementary School Pre-K and K Registration for 2011-2012 school year will be from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at Round Lick Baptist Church. Bring child’s official birth certificate and Social Security card, shot records, two proofs of residency (for example, gas, electric, water, sewer bills in parent’s name) and custody papers, if applicable. A readiness test will be given so your child is requested to attend.

Wilson County Schools Kindergarten Registration for the 2011-2012 school year will be Thursday, April 7. Your child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2011. Documents for registration may be downloaded from www.wcschools.com. Click on “Kindergarten Registration” in the announcement box. Fill them out and bring them with you to register. Registration times will occur during normal school hours. Contact your zoned school if you need more information. Bring your child with you to registration for a Kindergarten screening.

Wilson County Republican Party monthly meeting will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, next to Kevin’s Automotive and behind 231 Car Sales. Guest speaker will be Dorie Mitchell, executive director of Leadership Wilson. Its mission is to identify, train and motivate individual citizens in community leadership. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, WCRP chairman, at 444-5732, or visit www.wilsongop.org.

Helping Your Child Manage ADHD, a workshop presented by Lebanon Special School District, will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, at Castle Heights Upper Elementary School. There will be tips from school system professionals, a book for children called “Get Organized Without Losing It,” a manual for parents called, “Helping Your Child Manage ADHD” and video from Youth Leadership Wilson. The workshop and materials are free. Childcare will be provided. RSVP to Beth Petty at 453-2693 or email pettyb@k12tn.net.

Volunteers are needed by the Ombudsman Program to visit and advocate for elderly residents of long-term care facilities in the Wilson County area. Requirements include patience, persistence, the ability to be objective and concern for the vulnerable elderly population. The next 16-hour, two-day volunteer certification training will be Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12. For information, or to register for training, call the Ombudsman Program at 452-1687 or at 452-5259.

Lebanon Area Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. at the University Medical Center board room. The next meeting is set for April 12. Guest speaker will be Virginia Harper, a 30-year survivor of Crohn’s Disease. She conducts a program called “You Can Heal You – One Meal At a Time,” and has also written a book called, Controlling Crohn’s Disease the Natural Way. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Gentry Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Members are asked to bring cans of fruit to be donated to the Mt. Juliet Help Center.

UMC/McFarland Volunteer Auxiliary will present a sale by Friends in Stitches on Wednesday, April 13, in the old intensive care unit at University Medical Center. The hours will be from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be many items to choose from for Easter and Mother’s Day.

Second annual RunWILD 5k/10k run will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 16, at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. The fund raising event is sponsored by the Wilson Central High School Cross Country and Soccer Programs. Prizes, T-shirts and refreshments will be provided. The entry fee is $20-$25. Pre-registration is required for discounts. For details, visit www.wchsrunwild.com.

University of Tennessee Extension Office will conduct a workshop on Shaken Baby Syndrome for parents or childcare providers needing recertification hours. The cost of the class is free, however, participants must pre-register to attend. The class will be from 9 until 11 a.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Extension Office at 925 E. Baddour Pkwy., Suite 100, Lebanon. For information, or to pre-register, call the office at 444-9584 or email Marietta Sanford at msanfo1@tennessee.edu.

“Faithgirlz: The Beauty of Believing,” hosted by Fairview Church, will be from 1 until 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16. It is an upbeat, engaging event that ministers to girls age 9-12 and their moms. The event features best-selling author and local resident Nancy Rue. The day includes the conference with Rue, crafts, refreshments, gift bags and door prizes. Tickets for girls are $12 in advance or $16 at the door. Moms and mentors are free. Tickets may be purchased at www.itickets.com or by calling 1-800-965-9324. For information, call Fairview Church at 444-0111 or visit online at www.fchope.com.

PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows reaching widows, will meet for a special luncheon hosted by deacons and wives of First Baptist Church, Lebanon, in the fellowship hall of the church at noon, Saturday, April 16. Attire is church dress. There is no admission charge, but reservations are required by Monday, April 11. Call 453-2313 or 443-3742 to leave a message for your reservation. All widows are welcome. Guest speaker will be Nancy Steward of the Christian Women’s Job Corps.

Second annual Mt. Juliet Noon Rotary Cornhole Tournament, presented by total Family Chiropractic & Rehab, will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 16, at Mt. Juliet High School. Cash prizes total $550. Entry fee for a two-player team is $40. It is a double elimination tournament and will be held rain or shine. For information, call 758-3478 or email mtjuliet@tds.net.

Wilson County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet. Call Trecia Dillingham for information at 443-5458.

Easter Egg Hunt at Cedars of Lebanon State Park will be Sunday, April 24. Meet at the Softball Field Parking Lot at 3 p.m. for the hunt. Bring your own Easter basket. Plastic eggs are provided with candy in each egg. Admission is free and open to the public. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 3 and under, 4 to 6 years, and 7-12 years. For information, call the park office at 443-2769 or 443-2770.

Wilson County Democratic Women announces the Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship, Wilson County High School Senior Essay Contest 2010-2011. The scholarship is $500. All Wilson County high school seniors are eligible to enter by submitting an on the topic, “The Importance of Women in the Political Process.” The entry must be 400-500 words, typed and double-spaced; the cover page must include name, address, telephone number and school; omit your name on essay pages; it will be evaluated on content, form and clarity by the Scholarship Committee. It must be postmarked by April 26 and mailed to Linda Armistead, 210 Forrest Lawn Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. For more information, call 444-3838.

Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year reunion to be held June 11. Call one of the following people with your contact information: Teresa Halbert at 444-5995, Phil Bragg at 444-4941, Jo Smith at 444-8811 or Brownie Hall at 444-5173.

Lebanon High School Class of 1991 is planning a 20-year reunion for July 2. Organizers are looking for classmates. Email contact information to Dawn Carr Willis at willisbunch@bellsouth.net or lhsclass91@yahoo.com, or call 308-0034. For information, go to www.eventbrite.com or Facebook.

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 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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