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CalendarFirst Baptist Church, Lebanon, Parent’s Day Out Program and Pre-K Program will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning this fall. There are still some openings available. For information, call 444-3330.

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.

Off Road Band will perform at the Camper Registration Stage in Cedars of Lebanon State Park at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 11. The band is composed of five home-schooled, Christian youth. Bring your chairs to the smoke-free area. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available for 50 cents each. Music is sponsored by Friends of Cedars of Lebanon Inc.

Wilson County Republican Party will hold its next monthly meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 11, at the Wilson County Republican Party Headquarters located at 500 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, next to Kevin’s Automotive, directly behind 231 Car Sales on South Cumberland. Guest speaker will be Adam Nickas, executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party, who will discuss “Looking Ahead to 2012.” For information, contact Kevin Foushee, chairman of the WCRP, at 444-5732 or visit www.wilsongop.org.

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 "Cat" Hall at 444-5173.

Cunningham Cemetery Decoration will be 2 p.m., Sunday, June 12.

The Tennessee Gesneriad Society will have a field trip to a member’s home on Sunday afternoon, June 12. For information on either meeting, contact Julie at Julie.mavity@gmail.com or call 364-8459.

First Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School will be Sunday through Thursday, June 12-16, and everyone in the community is invited to participate. The theme, “Shake It Up Café,” will give children a chance to explore the Bible as a cookbook filled with recipes for living out God’s word. For information, contact Rachel Farley at 417-8581 or contact the church office at 444-1360.

Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School will be from 5 until 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 13-17, for children school age through sixth grade. Pre-registration is from 2 until 3 p.m., Sunday, June 12.

Wilson County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 13, in the Gentry Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Lee Levine from the Tennessee Democratic Headquarters.

Republican Women of Wilson County will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, June 13, at the Castle Heights Chop House, 705 Cadet Court, Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Phillip Warren, new administrator of Wilson County Election Commission. To make a reservation, call Mary Stimek at 288-4316 or email mary.stimek@yahoo.com.

Market Street Church of Christ Vacation Bible School will be Monday through Friday, June 13-17, from 6 until 8 p.m. Classes are available for all ages. The theme is “Jesus Christ the Real Story.” For transportation, call 444-8637. Market Street Church of Christ is at 502 East Market Street, Lebanon. Everyone is welcome.

Wilson County Tea Party will meet from 6 until 9 p.m., Monday, June 13, at Powell Grove Church of Christ, 46 Powell Grove Road, Lebanon. Pizza Party begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 for two slices of pizza, a drink, chips and dessert. Salad is available for $1 extra. If you can bring cookies or brownies, let a member know. Business meeting is at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be Phillip Warren, Wilson County administrator of elections; Tennessee Freedom Coalition Director Lou Ann Zelenik and Tennessee Eagle Forum Director Bobbie Patray. For information, visit www.wilsoncountyteaparty.com.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, at Gondola restaurant (in front of Walmart on South Cumberland Street, Lebanon). Members are encouraged to bring bars of soap to assist the Mt. Juliet Help Center.

Lebanon Area Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:15 until 8:30 p.m., at University Medical Center’s Board Room, Lebanon. The next meeting is June 14, and the guest speaker is Michelle Chianese with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Tennessee Chapter. For information on the chapter, call (866) 814-CCFA.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency Commodity Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, and from 9 a.m. until noon, Thursday, June 16, at Garden of Prayer on Bluebird Road, Lebanon. Commodities are available households which meet Income Eligibility Guidelines. Available commodities include fig pieces, apple cherry juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, apple juice, vegetarian beans, beef stew, white beans, pears, peaches, black eye peas, diced tomatoes and sliced potatoes. To sign up, bring proof of 2010 income, birthdates and Social Security numbers. Funded in part by DHS and USDA.

Second Chance Prom will be Saturday, June 18, at Baird Chapel at Cumberland University, Lebanon. This is a chance for the grown-ups to go out and cut loose. Dancing, dining and fun are part of the evening complete with prom photos and auction items. Proceeds will benefit the Lebanon Marching Blue Devils as they raise funds for a trip to New York City to march in the Veteran’s Day Parade on Nov. 11. The Blue Devils are the only band in Tennessee invited to participate. For information, call 557-7517 or visit www.marchingbluedevils.com.

IKE Summer Tutoring and Fun Program is accepting applications for children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade in the Lebanon area. There are openings for 35 children this summer. Program dates are June 20 through July 21. Enrolled children will concentrate on improving their basic Reading Comprehension and Math Skills. As an incentive for their hard work, the children will enjoy a day of recreation fun in the community. The IKE Program also needs volunteer tutors or teachers. Call 449-9010. For application information, call the Education Offices at 444-5030 or 449-9019 and ask for Ms. “Peaches.”

Wilson County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet. Call Trecia Dillingham for information at 443-5458.

Lebanon High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, June 25, at Five Oaks. Get your address to Gary Ligon on Facebook or call Amy Gregory at 417-1313 or Beverly Hurd at 444-3904 for details.

Wilson County Retired Teachers’ Association will award two scholarships for the fall semester. Applications are now available at the Office of Student Financial Service at Cumberland University, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The WCRTA Scholarship is available to any junior or senior majoring in education. All parts of the application must be completed to be accepted. Deadline for applying is Friday, July 1.

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.

Long-Term Ombudsman Program volunteers are needed to visit and advocate for the elderly residents of long-term care facilities in the Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Robertson County areas. Requirements include patience, persistence, the ability to be objective and a genuine concern for the vulnerable elderly population in the area. The next 16-hour, two-day volunteer certification training will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 23-24. For information or to register for training, call 452-1687 or 452-5259.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon. 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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