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CalendarLebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 149 Public Square in 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 Womens 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.


Piecemakers Quilt Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church. The Knitting and Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Craft Room of the Family Life Center, and Sit n Stitchers meet every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Craft Room. For more information, call 443-2354 or 444-1182.


Mt. Juliet Public Library invites everyone to a special program from 6 until 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, with JJ Kent, Native American flutist and educator. Kent is a NAMMY Award-winning recording artist, speaker and educator who visits schools and universities across America. He was named the 2009 Flutist of the Year at the NAMMY Awards in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The library will also accept gently used shoes for Soul to Souls. You can also enter to win tickets for the 2011 Pow Wow at Charlie Daniels Park. For information, call 758-7051.


Norene School Reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. and all former students are encouraged to attend. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of remembering and fellowship. For more information call 308-7515 or 714-3575.


Open Table, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, will serve a meal without charge to any person in the community who can benefit from a hot meal and fellowship at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. It will be in the Family Life Center located on the church campus at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon, across from the Library. Signs will be posted, toilet facilities will be made available and you will be made welcome.


Hankins Family Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Main Lodge, Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Lebanon. Covered dish luncheon will be at 1:30 p.m. Bring covered dish, drinks, old pictures, family records and genealogy information to share. For information, call Mildred Wynne at 449-4489 or email myvonne@comcast.net.


A gathering of past, present and future fce members (also known as home demonstration clubs) will host an old fashioned picnic on Thursday, Sept. 22. Pack your picnic and enjoy fun and fellowship from 4 until 6 p.m. at Don Fox Park in Lebanon. Contact Genna Kilga, president, at 594-5387 for information.


Josephs Storehouse Food Giveaway for Wilson County residents is Thursday, Sept. 22, for anyone who is disabled, and Saturday, Sept. 24, for all others. Josephs Storehouse is at 1960 S.E. Tater Peeler Road, Lebanon. For information, call 453-5777.


Benefit Concert in memory of Alana Whited, sponsored by Mid-South Gospel Music Association, will be 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. A number of groups are to perform. Alana was 6 months old when she lost her fight with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. There is no admission to attend, but a love offering will be taken with funds going to assist families affected by SMA.


PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows connecting with other widows, will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 24, with a covered dish picnic at Rocky Valley Baptist Church, 5745 Old Murfreesboro Road East, Lebanon. The picnic begins at 11 a.m. Bring your favorite picnic food and plastic grocery bags to donate for a food distribution program. All widows are welcome.


Pesticide Certification Class will be from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in the UT/TSU Extension conference room. The cost for the class is $40. Class size is limited. Call 444-9584 to register.


Shoulders Reunion and Genealogical Exchange will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Donoho Hotel in Red Boiling Springs. Hotel reservations, if needed, can be made through email at info@thedonohohotel.com or by calling 800-799-1705. Lunch will be served about noon. Cost is $12 per person. Other family names being researched and recorded are Clark, Crabtree, Gregory, Snead/Sneed, Strode, West, Wilson, Russell, Ray, Petty, Oldham, Newberry, Jenkins and Hudson. For information, contact Judy Brown at judybfree@cinci.rr.com or call (513) 860-4181.


Wilson County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet. Call Trecia Dillingham for information at 443-5458.


Realtors Political Action Committee will hold its 99er Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. It will take place at the Cedar Creek Club on Benders Ferry Road in Mt. Juliet. Anyone who gives $99 or more to RPAC for 2011 by Sept. 9 is eligible to attend and may bring a guest. Make your personal or corporate check payable to RPAC and send to the Association office to get an invitation.


The Flora & Fauna of Long Hunter State Park ceramic collection by Fred Dickson is on display at LHSP office now through Friday, Sept. 30. All plates, cups and saucers are available for purchase, and 10 percent of all proceeds benefit the Friends of Long Hunter State Park. If you wish to purchase a piece or would like information, contact Dickson at fredrickharp@yahoo.com. Photos of the collection and a recent reception may be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/longhunterstatepark.


Annual Bilbrey Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 1, beginning at 9 a.m. with registration at the Technology Center in Livingston. This is a covered-dish event. Out of town family members can bring paper plates, forks, cups or bottled water/drinks. Entertainment will be provided by The Bilbreys of Park City, Ky. There will be a genealogy day on Friday preceding the reunion at the Millard Oakley Library in Livingston. For information, contact Kathleen Bilbrey at (931) 239-4398 or gab@twlakes.net, or Julia Elmore at 449-5399 or jmelmore@charter.net.


Lebanon High School Class of 1966 football team was the first to play at the current stadium. On Oct. 7 of this year, the last high school football game will be held at the LHS the Class of 66 attended. Join your classmates for the game and other reunion activities on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. Call 453-4752 for information.


Wilson County Tea Partys Wake Up America Event Chili Supper and Cake/Pie Auction will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, in the Pavilion at Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Cost is $5 for a Hot Dog/Chili Supper. The event is hosted by WLAC-1510s Steve Gill. Speakers include retired Navy Capt. Jim Kinney, founder of Ignite & Inspire; James, Tennessee director for Fair Tax; Mark Herr of the MidSouth Tea Party. Entertainment will be The Boondock Rockers. Everyone is welcome.


Elzie Patton Expo, a community celebration of fine arts and business, will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at Elzie Patton Elementary School, 1003 Woodridge Place, Mt. Juliet. Shop for unique holiday gifts from artists, crafters and businesses from across Middle Tennessee. There will be storytelling, a pottery demonstration, DIY craft activities, music and much more. For information, visit www.elziepattonexpo.com or call 773-9630.


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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