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Government meetings
Wilson County Commission’s Public Works Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, in Conference Room 2, courthouse.

Ag Management Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 26, in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a work session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, to discuss the upcoming budget, future building needs, 2012-2013 school calendar and the sale of the bus garage property in Lebanon. The work session will be at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon.

Wilson County Convenience Centers and Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, June 2, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a work session at 4 p.m., Monday, June 6, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon, to discuss the director of schools evaluation. The board’s regular meeting will follow at 5 p.m. All items to be considered for the agenda must be faxed to 758-3775 to Rose Ratagick no later than noon, Monday, May 23.

Community Calendar
First 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.
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Immanuel Baptist Church in the Owens Building from noon until 6 p.m., Thursday, May 26. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code Immanuel19. All presenting donors will be entered to win the Music City Getaway which includes two VIP passes and two backstage tours to the Grand Ole Opry, and two-night stay at the Opryland Hotel and more.

Wilson County Shrine Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 26, at the Ponderosa Steak House in Lebanon. All Wilson County Shriners and their Ladies are urged to attend.

Gen. Robert H. Hatton Camp #723, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 26, at 212 South Maple Street, Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Reta Moser who has published a new book about Col. Samuel George Shepard, the last commander of the 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. The book includes information compiled by Shepard’s daughter, and about his life, family and experiences before, during and after the War Between the States. Books will be available for purchase. The public is invited.

Gladeville Community Center will have bluegrass on Saturday, May 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hands of Time will perform. Concessions are available. For information call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664.

Music in the Cedars, presented by Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park, begins its seventh year at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 28. Men of Grace gospel singers will perform at the Camper Registration Center at the park. Bring your chairs. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available. Music will continue every Saturday through Labor Day with bluegrass, country and gospel. For information, call Ken at 286-1390.

Grill & Chill, from 4 until 8 p.m., Sunday, May 29, at College Hills Church of Christ, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon. There will be Christian fellowship, games, entertainment and food.

Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary will host its “Service Above Self” Charity Baseball Tournament Friday through Sunday, June 3-5, sponsored by Two Rivers Ford at the Mt. Juliet Little League Park for teams ages 7-16. Teams can go to www.middletennesseeusssa.com and click on 2011 SYSA BASEBALL SCHEDULE for team registration/information. Sponsors should call 754-8918 for information.

Watertown Youth Football signups will be from 8 until 11 a.m., Saturday, June 4, at Watertown Elementary School, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at Watertown Community Ballpark. A copy of the child’s birth certificate and $50 fee is required to sign up. Sixth graders also need a copy of their report card. Team/Ages: Peewee – 6 to 7 years; Junior – 8-9 years; and Senior, 10-12 years. Sept. 1 is age cutoff date. For information, contact Don Staats at 507-4389.

Gen. Robert H. Hatton Camp #723, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will observe Confederate Memorial Day and the birthday of President Jefferson F. Davis at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 4, at the Confederate Monument in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Professor Monty Pope of Cumberland University. A wreath will be placed at the monument by camp members, and a wreath will be placed by the members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. A Military Salute will be fired at the conclusion of the service.

Decoration Service at Jennings Cemetery will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 5.

Nashville African Violet Club will meet at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, June 5, at Green Hill Women’s Center, 10905 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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