Community CalendarSouthern 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Immanuel Baptist Church in the Owens Building from noon until 6 p.m., Thursday, March 31. To schedule an appointment online, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code Immanuel19.
Unity Church, 222 Cainsville Road, Lebanon, will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 2. The gospel group will be The Believers and other guest singers. Everyone is welcome. The pastor is Brother Kenneth Bowen.
Wilson County Conservatives will meet at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, April 2, at Logan’s Roadhouse at Providence MarketPlace in Mt. Juliet. Guest speaker will be Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson. The group meets the first Saturday of each month at Logan’s. Everyone is invited to attend.
Wilson County Democratic Party re-organization, including election of officers and executive committee for 2011-2012 will be held Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m., at the UAW District Union Hall at 151 Maddox-Simpson Pkwy., Lebanon. Note: All attendees must be inside the Hall before 10 a.m. as, per the by-laws, no one will be allowed to enter the meeting room after this time.
Nashville African Violet Club will meet at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, April 3, at the Green Hill Women’s Center, 10905 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. The program will be an African Violet Propagation Workshop. Also, the Tennessee Gesneriad Society will meet at Cheekwood in Botanic Hall at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 10. The program will be a Gesneriad Propagation Workshop. For information on either meeting, contact Julie at Julie.email@example.com or call 364-8459.
Wilson County Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 4, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in the Education Building. Topics of discussion will be Pollination Program, Ag Enhancement Program and Bee Forage. The public is invited. For information, call Petra Mitchell at 286-2529.
Wilson County Tea Party will meet from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 4, at Powell Grove Church of Christ, located at the corner of Highway 70 and Powell Grove Road, about 1 mile east of Highway 109 from Lebanon. Guest speaker will be William Perkins, past president and member of the Board of Directors of The American Civil Defense Association, who will discuss civil defense and disaster preparedness, concepts, strategies and techniques for dealing with an emergency crisis. Tea Party members from all counties, as well as members of the general public, are welcome to attend.
NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, at The Spain House, First United Methodist Church, Lebanon. DAR Good Citizens from Wilson County high schools will be honored with Lee Ann Durham as moderator.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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.