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Faces of Hope Children’s Therapy Center has started Social Skills Classes for special needs children with any challenge. Teen social skills meet Mondays at 4 p.m.; pre-school social skills meet Tuesdays at 3 p.m.; and elementary school social skills meets Thursdays at 4 p.m. Classes are $15 per session. Call 206-1176 for signups. Special soccer and field hockey meet every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at 185 West Franklin Street, Gallatin.

InkLink Recycling is accepting used ink cartridges and old cell phones at the following locations: The Lebanon Democrat, Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, WANT FM 98.9, Rose Tire, Burchett Ford and Quick Lane. Proceeds from all cartridges and cell phones collected goes to New Leash on Life and Books from Birth. For information, call 444-4615.

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.

Wilson County Food Pantry at Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency offers food boxes. Information needed to obtain a food box includes proof of 2010 income and Social Security numbers of everyone in the household. The Food Pantry is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information, contact Community Service Associate Gayla Brooks at 444-4714 or email mccaabrooksg@bellsouth.net. You may also visit online at www.mid-cumberlandcaa.com. MCCAA is at 233 Legends Drive, Lebanon.

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.

Do you like to write, but aren’t sure how to go about it, where to start, or what to do with what you already have? A new arm of the West Wilson Arts Alliance is gearing up, and you can join other local writers for support, networking and critique groups. Send your contact information along with a writing sample and some basic information about you and what you like to write to TnWriterEditor@gmail.com, with WW Writers Guild in the subject line for consideration and more information.

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.

First Wednesdays of each month a Healing Service is held by Sister A.A.A. Stafford at the Sports Village Complex, 1735 West Main Street, Lebanon, beginning at 10:15 a.m.

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.

Volunteers needed for elderly nursing home residents to assist the Ombudsman Program in visiting elderly residents of long-term care facilities and to advocate for these residents. Requirements include patience, persistence, ability to be objective and concern for the vulnerable elderly population. For more information or to register for training, call the Ombudsman Program at 452-5259 or 452-1687.

Lebanon Beer Board will meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights, to consider the application of Reinaldo Vilanova-Ramos d/b/a Elados Y Antogitos Mexicanaos, Don Carlitos, located at 216 South Maple Street, Lebanon, for on the premises consumption.
Lebanon Airport Commission will meet at noon, Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, 760 Franklin Road. Design of the new terminal will be discussed.

Wilson County Commission EMA Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, in the WEMA Training Center on Oak Street, Lebanon.

“The Gift” will be presented by Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18. There will be a special guest after the Christmas play. The church is at 230 Lower Helton Road in Alexandria, off Highway 53. Turn by the DeKalb Community Bank. For information, call Brother Javin at 237-9931.

Wilson County Black History Committee begins its celebration of Kwanzaa with festivities at noon on Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Roy Bailey African American History Museum located at 115 East Main Street in Lebanon. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited. There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated. For information, call 739-2283, or the Roy Bailey African American History Museum at 449-2911, or email info@wilsoncountyblackhistory.org.

Wilson County Election Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20, in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Breast Cancer Friends support group meets the third Monday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Hill church of Christ located on the corner of West Main Street and Maple Hill road, Lebanon. Those who have had breast cancer in the past or are dealing with it now are welcome to attend. Join everyone Monday, Dec. 20, for an old-fashioned Christmas party. Friends will share a potluck meal, decorate an ornament as your take-home gift and sing Christmas carols. Bring yourself and your favorite dish for the potluck, nothing else required. For details, call Melanie at 444-6106 or Jean at 504-1147.

Lebanon City Council regular meeting will be 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

City of Lebanon Sanitation Holiday Schedule is as follows: There will be regular pickup for Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 with no change in schedule for that day. There will be regular pickup for New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 with no change in schedule for that day.

Christmasland, an annual Christmas display presented by Pastor Kenneth Bowen of Unity Church and located on Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon, is open from 5 until 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 5 until 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, now through Sunday, Dec. 26.

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency Recertification for Commodities for the year 2011 will be from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at the Watertown Community Center, and from 9 until 11 a.m., beginning Monday, Jan. 10, at the Garden of Prayer on Bluebird Road, Lebanon. You must provide proof of monthly income, Social Security numbers and birthdates for all household members.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. All items to be considered for the agenda must be faxed to 758-3775 to Rose Ratagick no later than noon, Monday, Dec. 27.

Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year reunion to be held June 11, 2011. 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.

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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