|Wednesday, December 1, 2010|
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.
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.
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.
Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet annual Christmas Toy and Food Program is under way. Families in need of food and toys are required to pre-register and may do so at the Mt. Juliet Community Center at Charlie Daniels Park now through Sunday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications are also available at the Mt. Juliet Help Center during its normal operating hours. To receive assistance, you must have a permanent address in Mt. Juliet, Old Hickory, Gladeville or Hermitage in West Wilson County. Due to increased need in the community, pre-registration is essential and required. Families that do not register will shop after all pre-registered families have been served and may not receive as many gifts. For information, visit www.bigbrothersofmtjuliet.org.
Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.
Wilson ONE members will meet from noon until 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Castle Heights Chop House in Lebanon for their annual Christmas party. All attendees will bring unwrapped boy and girl gifts to be donated to the Wilson County Christmas for All distribution center at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. For information about Wilson ONE, call Elaine at 449-0906.
Lebanon Airport Commission will meet on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport located at 760 Franklin Road in Lebanon.
Wilson County Commission Animal Control Committee will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.
Wilson County Road Commission will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at the Road Commission office and will be followed by the Urban Type Public Facilities Board.
Wilson County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at the First Church of the Nazarene on North Cumberland Street, Lebanon, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. The program will be presented by Debi Lancaster and Jennifer Petty. Donating to the WCRTA’s Scholarship Fund is the community project for December. Immediately following the meeting, Liberty State Bank will host the annual Christmas luncheon. Any retired educator is welcome to visit the meeting. For information, call 444-0071.
Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at WCRP headquarters, 500 South Cumberland Street, Suite C, Lebanon (Kevin’s Automotive). Guest speaker will be Mark Pody, newly elected state representative for District 46. For information, call Kevin Foushee at 444-5732 or visit online at www.wilsongop.org.
Mt Juliet YMCA Frosty 5K will be 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. The first 1-mile Kid Fun Run/Walk will be held in conjunction with the Frosty 5K. You may register at the YMCA or at www.active.com.
Jingle Jog 5K Fun Run, sponsored by the Lebanon-Wilson Sports Council, will be held preceding the Lebanon Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 5. The run begins at 1 p.m. at the Square in downtown Lebanon and uses the parade route out West Main Street and back to the Square. Runners can register in advance or beginning at 11 a.m. on race day. Registration forms are available at the
Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office. Registration fee is $20 and includes a Jingle Jog T-shirt. For information, call the Chamber at 444-5503 or email
Republican Women of Wilson County will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 6, at Castle Heights Chop House, 705 Cadet Court, Lebanon. Members and guests are asked to bring non-perishable food items for Food for Veterans, the Caring for America Project, and a wrapped $10 gift for a game of Dirty Santa. Remember 2011 membership dues are $22 and need to be renewed by December.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, 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, Friday, Nov. 19.
West Hills Baptist Church Angel Food Ministry orders will be accepted in the church office from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 6-8. Orders may be placed on the website at www.westhillsbaptistchurch.com where you may use a credit/debit card. To pay with an EBT card or in cash, you must order at the church office at 1240 Leeville Pike, Lebanon. Disbursement date is Saturday, Dec. 18, from 8 until 10 a.m. For information, call 444-2606.
Wilson County Election Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.
Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Town Meeting Hall,City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights. Prior to the meeting, the swearing-in ceremony for Ward 3 Councilor Rob Cesternino, Ward 4 Councilor Joe Hayes and Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath will be at 5:45 p.m., also in the Town Meeting Hall.
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency USDA Commodity Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, and from 9 a.m. until noon, Thursday, Dec. 9, at Garden of Prayer Church. Commodities are available to households which meet income eligibility guidelines. Available commodities are applesauce, black-eye beans, green beans, corn, dried cranberries, cranberry sauce, cherry apple juice, fig pieces, pears and peaches. Funded in part by DHS.
The Watertown High Drama Department invites the public to attend “Temporary Heroes,” a play by David-Matthew Barnes on Friday Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the WHS auditorium. Admission is $3 per person. “Temporary Heroes” is a love story set in a coffee shop in the Little Italy section of New York that explores the blossoming relationships between a waitress named Shelby, a cook named Salvatore, and the colorful characters that enter their lives. The production is directed by Brandy Baird.
PHOEBE Ministries will host a Potluck Brunch Dec. 11 at Rocky Valley Baptist Church, located at 5745 Old Murfreesboro Rd, in Lebanon, at 9:30 a.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy a time of food, fun and fellowship. PHOEBE Ministries is a support group of widows connecting with other widows. Any widow is welcome to attend. Please bring plastic grocery bags to donate to a food distribution program.
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.