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Wilson County Department for Exceptional Children provides services to all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. Services include evaluation and placement in a variety of programs designed to meet children’s unique needs. For information, contact Dr. Robin Morthel, Special Education Program coordinator, at 444-3282, or email morthelr@wcschools.com.

Adult Learning Center is offering evening classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at West Wilson Middle School. If any adults are interested, call 443-8731 for details.

Cedar Creek Community Band meets for rehearsal from 7 until 9 p.m., Mondays, at Mt. Juliet High School, 1800 Curd Road, Mt. Juliet. Your interest and participation is welcome in this all-volunteer group of concert band musicians performing in and around the Mt. Juliet area. For information and directions to the rehearsal location, contact Sherie Grossman at (949) 683-4068 or mrssgrossman@yahoo.com.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group for Caregivers meets at 5 p.m., the second Sunday of each month, in Room 210 at Maple Hill church of Christ on the corner of Maple Hill Road and West Main Street, Lebanon. The group is for caregivers who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and allows caregivers to talk with others who are experiencing some of the same difficulties and in return find help and encouragement. For information, visit www.alz.org/altn.

Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce hosts Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto from 1:30 until 3 p.m., the last Wednesday of each month, and District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody from 8 until 10 a.m., the first Friday of each month, at the Chamber’s office at 149 Public Square. Citizens are encouraged to come and share their concerns and views with these elected officials.

GED/HSE (high school equivalency) preparation classes are being conducted regularly in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Watertown, Old Hickory, Hartsville and Carthage. The GED exam is offered in various locations. For information, contact the Adult Education office at 443-8731.

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 522 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, at 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Fridays. For information, call the helpline at 1-888-476-2482 or visit www.nanashville.org.

Job Seekers, a networking group for the unemployed and underemployed, meets at noon and at 6 p.m., every Monday, at The Next Step Resource Center, 216-B Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, email nextstepresource@gmail.com or call 547-9999.

Meals On Wheels volunteers are needed to deliver meals in Mt. Juliet to homebound older adults on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Meals are ready to be picked up by 9:30 a.m., at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, 2034 North Mt. Juliet Road, and the delivery usually takes about an hour. Routes are typically less than 20 miles of travel. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or as your schedule permits. For information, call Dawn Cathey, site manager, at 758-2777.

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center offers a number of activities. Join the “Over the Hill Choir” at 10 a.m. every Monday. In addition to weekly choir practice, the group performs for senior programs in the community. Karaoke is held at 12:30 p.m., every third Tuesday of the month. And a Good Old Time Country Music Show is from 1 until 3 p.m., every Thursday. Bring your acoustic instrument and join the performers or just come and listen. Call 758-9114 in advance if you wish join seniors for lunch. The center is at 2034 N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 7463 Hickory Ridge Road, Mt. Juliet, has opened a food pantry available to those who have a need. The pantry is open the third Wednesday of every month, from 5 until 6:30 p.m., and is for all Wilson County residents. For information, call 444-2390.

Attention Veterans: If you need information or help filing for Veteran’s Benefits, contact the Veteran’s Service Office, Suite 106, Wilson County Courthouse, or call 444-2460.

Celebrate Recovery: Support for hurts, hang-ups and habits, meets from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Fairview Church, the left-side entrance, on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. For information, contact Sonny Warmath at 707-0305.

Telephone Pioneers of America has Volume Number 1 and Volume Number 3 cookbooks for sale. All sales benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. For information, call 449-1970 or 444-0940.

Lebanon 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 participate or partner 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. Matt Shoemaker, M.S., will be available for counseling at the church building on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. He sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.

Lebanon Friendship AL-ANON and ALATEEN Family Groups, for family and friends of alcoholics which meets at Our House at 115 North Greenwood Street, is changing the time of meetings to 7 p.m., Sundays and Thursdays. Contacts are Harriet at 444-2852 and Lynda at 444-8434.

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.

Lebanon Airport Commission will have a special called meeting at 4 p.m., Friday, July 18, at Lebanon Municipal Airport, 760 Franklin Road.

Wilson County Democratic Party will host an Early Voting Breakfast starting at 7 a.m., Saturday, July 19, at the Democratic Party Election Headquarters, 308 East Main Street, Lebanon. After breakfast, participants will walk to the Election Commission office on East Main Street, Lebanon, and vote.

Leeville FCE Club Political Rally will be 4 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at the clubhouse. Candidates will have the opportunity to speak. Cakes and pies will be auctioned, and there will be hot dogs and drinks for sale.

Wilson County Republican Party will have its annual Reagan Day Dinner at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at Baird Chapel at Cumberland University, Lebanon. Keynote speaker will be 6th District Congressman Diane Black plus State Rep. Joe Carr, candidate for U.S. Senate. Table sponsorships are available for $400. Sponsorship includes 10 tickets for price of eight tickets, acknowledgement in program, sign on table with sponsor’s name and recognition during the dinner. Individual tickets are $50 each. For information, contact Pat Fields, WCRP chairman, at 519-1817.

Robert Mack Johnson family reunion will be at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, July 20, at the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 522 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. For information, call 547-9494.

Wilson County Commission’s Budget Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, in Conference Room 1, courthouse, to consider department needs assessments for fiscal year 2014-2015.

Board of Directors of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County will meet at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

Wilson County Schools will hold new student registration on Tuesday, July 22, for all students new to Wilson County. Schools will open during normal school hours to accommodate parents.  Parents are encouraged to bring their child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, Tennessee School Immunization Certificate and two proofs of residency (examples are a Utility bill, copy of a signed lease agreement, property tax statement, driver’s license with correct address, copy of a payroll check, bank account statements or insurance documents).  The first full day of school for students is Friday, Aug. 1.

American Red Cross Blood Drive will be from 12:30 until 6 p.m., Thursday, July 24, in the Owens Building at Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. Schedule your appointment today by visiting www.redcrossblood.org enter Sponsor Code Immanuel19.

Shades of Pink Organization will sponsor a fund-raising benefit for Richard R. Allen who was recently diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 25, at the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 East Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. For information, call 615-568-5897, or 615-449-8936, or 615-268-9880.

Wilson County Black History Committee will present “Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” on Friday, July 25. A candlelight vigil will be at 7 p.m. at Pickett Chapel Peace Garden, 209 East Market Street, Lebanon, led by Pastor Michael Ruttlen and the Rev. Dr. Mike Ripski, in memory of those gave their lives during the struggle. A lunch program will be from noon until 4 p.m., Saturday, July 26, at the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon and will include a recognition of local Civil Rights workers, a tribute to the Lebanon Clowns baseball team of the Negro League, Chris Price Memorial Award, storytellers and WCOR Gospel Show host John R & Jerry Perrel. For information, call (615) 444-9487.

PHOEBE Ministries, a ministry of widows connecting with widows, will meet at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 26, at Round Lick Baptist Church in Watertown. All widows are welcome to attend. There will be a report from the mission team that went to Pigeon Forge to work with international students with Nations for Christ. Bring school supplies to donate to homeless children who are starting back to school.

Lebanon Special School District will hold registration for students from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday, July 28, at the student’s zoned school (Byars-Dowdy, Castle Heights, Coles Ferry, Sam Houston Elementary Schools; Walter J. Baird and Winfree-Bryant Middle Schools). Enrollment information will need to be updated by parents of all currently enrolled students. Parents must designate who will pick up their child(ren) and provide answers for medical/first aid information. Parents of students enrolling for the first time in the LSSD will be required to fill out a registration packet in its entirety. All parents must provide proof of residency (utility and/or phone bill identifying the name and address of the parent/guardian, notarized letter from a manager/landlord if utilities are included in rent, or property tax bill supported by other acceptable documents such as a driver’s license. Students/parents must attend registration on this date to ensure their child(ren) are enrolled properly for the upcoming school year.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. All items to be considered for the agenda must be emailed to Rose Ratagick at RatagickR@wcschools.com no later than noon, Thursday, July 24.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the PY14 Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) until Tuesday, Sept. 30. Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive a one-time payment on their home energy bill. Interested applicants should contact the MCCAA outreach office for assistance or call 742-1113 to have an application mailed to you. Proof of household month income and a copy of your energy bill, Social Security cards for all household members are required to apply. Failure to provide required documentation can result in the delay or denial of services. More information on required documentation may be obtained at www.midcumberland.org. LIHEAP is funded under an agreement with Tennessee Housing Development Agency. For information, the Wilson County office is at 233 Legends Drive, Suite 103, Lebanon. You may also call 444-4714.

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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