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Government Meetings
Lebanon Airport Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, 760 Franklin Road.

Wilson County Road Commission will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, March 4, at the Road Commission office and will be followed by the Urban Type Public Facilities Board in the same location.

Wilson County Board of Education will hold a work session at noon, Monday, March 7, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon, to discuss a memorandum of understanding with Dell and AT&T and the 2012-2013 school calendar. The board will meet in regular session at 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 7, at the Central Office.

Community Calendar
Southern STARRS Winter Class Session is now open. The program offers therapeutic horseback riding classes for special needs children. A one-hour class is available for Saturday morning and Monday evening, and you can download an application form at www.southernstarrs.org. Volunteers are needed, also. The minimum age to volunteer is 14. Times are from 4 until 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, from 4 until 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning in the spring and from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. No experience is needed, and training will be provided. Internships, work-studies and community service credit are offered. Forms can also be downloaded at www.southernstarrs.org. For information, call 453-2592 or email twinfield@southernstarrs.org.

Faces of Hope Children’s Therapy Center in Gallatin is accepting gently used items for its third annual yard sale to be held from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine, Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, at the Gallatin Farmer’s Market. Items may be dropped off at the center at 185 W. Franklin Street behind Dairy Queen on Main Street. Call for times to drop off items at 206-1176. All donations are tax deductible.

Wilson County Adult Learning Center offers classes for anyone interested in achieving his or GED diploma. Classes are held in Lebanon and in Mt. Juliet. For information, call the Adult Learning Center at 443-8731.

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.

Lebanon Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the area. Meal routes range from about 10-15 people. Volunteers arrive at 9:30 a.m. and are done by 10:30. If you are interested, contact Jessica at 449-3488 between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

Telephone Pioneer Cookbooks Volume I and III are now on sale. All proceeds benefit the Pioneer Museum. To purchase one or for information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.

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.

Fairview Church invites everyone to join members at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, when Master Illusionist Harris III will visit and perform. Fairview Church is at 1660 Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, visit the website at www.fchope.com or call 444-0111.

NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, at the Spain House, next to First United Methodist Church, Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Jack Masters who will discuss “Searching for Revolutionary Land Grants.” Thomas Partlow is being honored for his work in preserving local history. Hostesses are Marty Bone, Jean Johnson, Lydia McVicker, Alexa Moscardelli and Elaine Skipworth.

Internet Safety for Parents, a free workshop with materials, refreshments and childcare, will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, at Castle Heights Upper Elementary. Speakers include Kendall Bryan, local counselor; Youth Leadership Wilson students and Wilson County School Resource Officers. Also, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a free workshop with childcare and refreshments, will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 7, at the CHUE Library. There will also be free materials for families. RSVP to Beth Petty at 453-2693 or at pettyb@k12tn.net for either workshop.

Wilson County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 3, at Southern Manor Assisted Living in Lebanon. The program will be presented by a representative of Urban Physical Therapy in Lebanon. Bring items for New Leash on Life, the community project for March. Any retired educator is welcome to visit the meeting. For information, call 444-0071.

Wilson ONE will meet at Ryan’s Steakhouse on South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, at noon, Thursday, March 3. All visitors are welcome to attend. Keynote speaker will be Debbie Pare’ with SCAN (Senior Citizens Awareness Network). Wilson ONE focuses on the enablement of working women, paid and nonpaid, from all walks of life in Wilson County, provide networking opportunities for businesses and volunteers, provide education through programs and guest speakers, promote local, civil interests as determined by members and encourage community organization and involvement.

Country Line Dancing with the Gary Allen Band will be from 7 until 10 p.m., Friday, March 4, at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center in Lebanon. The public is welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door and may be purchased at the JFFC.

Wilson County Conservatives will meet at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, March 5, at Logan’s Roadhouse at Providence MarketPlace in Mt. Juliet. Guest speaker will be Walter Jewell of the Professional Educators of Tennessee. Everyone interested in conservative issues affecting Wilson County is invited to attend.

Unity Church, 222 Cainsville Road, Lebanon, will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 5. The guest group will be Larry Hagan and Friends and other guest singers. Everyone is welcome. The pastor is Brother Kenneth Bowen.

Shopping in the Glade Expo will be from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at the Gladeville Community Center. Concessions will be available. For information about booths or the event, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664 or Debbie Ray at 443-3817.

Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off and Democratic Social will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 5, in the East-West Building, James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite chili (in a Crock Pot) and compete for one of three trophies. Cost is $10 at the door and includes chili, hot dog, drink and dessert. There is no additional fee to enter the contest. For information, call 444-3838.

Republican Women of Wilson County will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 7, at the Castle Heights Chop House, 705 Cadet Court, Lebanon. Guest speaker will be a representative of ACT! For America, an organization that seeks to educate Americans about the dangers of radical Islam. Bring a friend. The meeting is open to the public, and reservations can be made by calling Mary Stimek at 288-4316.

UMC/McFarland Volunteer Auxiliary will host “Masquerade” (the $5 jewelry sale) on Monday, March 7, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Tuesday, March 8, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the University Medical Center’s old Intensive Care Unit. Come help support the volunteers and get some deals.

Lebanon Area Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. at the University Medical Center hospital board room. The next meeting will be March 8. Guest speaker will be Charlton Graves, author of the book, Journey to No Man’s Land – The End of the Suffering. Graves is a veteran of dealing with Crohn’s for 35 years and will share his experience with the group. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, at Painturro’s in Lebanon. Members are encouraged to bring bars of soap that will go to assist the Mt. Juliet Help Center. Everyone is welcome.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency USDA Commodity Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, at Garden of Prayer Tabernacle, 1015 Bluebird Road, Lebanon. Commodities are available to households which meet income eligibility guidelines. Available commodities include applesauce, black-eye peas, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, peaches, pears, apple juice, cherry apple juice, cranberry juice, orange juice, figs, peanut butte, spaghetti sauce and sliced potatoes. Bring proof of 2011 income and Social Security cards of everyone in the household. Funded in part by DHS.

United Methodist Women of Hartsville United Methodist Church are sponsoring their annual Dinner Musical at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12, at the Trousdale County High School auditorium. The theme this year is “City Lights.” Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25 and are available from the UMW and other church members. You may also call Kathy Dies at 374-3752, Kathy Atwood at 374-0907, Lora Lee Langford at the Hartsville/Trousdale Chamber of Commerce at 374-9243 or the church at 374-2400 for ticket information. Seating this year is limited to 22 tables, and all tickets must be reserved in advance.

Wilson County Republican Party will have its monthly meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 12. Guest speakers will include State Sen. Mae Beavers, State Rep. Linda Elam and State Rep. Mark Pody. The meeting will be at WCRP Headquarters at 500 South Cumberland Street, Lebanon, next to Kevin’s Automotive and directly behind 231 Car Sales. All Wilson County Republicans are invited to attend. For information, call Kevin Foushee, WCRP chairman, at 444-5732 or visit www.wilsongop.org.

Coupon Workshop will be Saturday, March 12, at First Baptist Church, Lebanon, 227 East Main Street, and will be presented by Ann Haney. A Free Introductory Workshop will be from 10 a.m. until noon, followed by a lunch break from noon until 1 p.m. An Advanced Workshop/Drugstores and More will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Minimum donation of $10 per person is asked and special scholarships are available for admission. RSVP no later than Saturday, March 5 at info@livinginabundancecouponing.com or call 444-3330.

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, 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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