From The Wilson Post's Wednesday, Jan. 20th issue....
Love One Another Embassy is accepting donations to support the disaster relief effort in Haiti following the earthquake on Jan. 12. If you would like to contribute, make your check payable to Love One Another Embassy-Haiti and mail it to LOAE, 1960 S.E. Tater Peeler Road, Lebanon, TN 37090 or to any Wilson Bank & Trust office. For information, call 453-5777. LOAE established a humanitarian relief ministry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1985 with Pastor Jean Claude Sylvain who continues to work there.
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.
Body Recall classes begin Monday, Jan. 18 at Cook’s United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Times are 9 a.m., Mondays; 8:30 a.m., Wednesdays; and 9 a.m., Fridays. The exercise program offers ways to gain physical self-management for all people. Designed by Dorothy Christman of Berea, Ky., it serves all ages and stresses ways to recover from falls. Certified Instructor Betty Parker will lead the classes. Class fee is $30 for 10 weeks. For information, call 449-2573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lebanon Beer Board will meet 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights, to consider the application of Basem Farag d/b/a Lebanon Discount Tobacco and Market at 735 North Cumberland Street for off the premises consumption, and Flash Market Inc. (Carol Ann Lucas) d/b/a Flash Market #15 at 1051 Murfreesboro Road, for off the premises consumption.
Lebanon Airport Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, 760 Franklin Road, Lebanon.
American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon, from noon until 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21. For information, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www.bloodisneeded.org.
Lebanon VFW Post 5015 will meet 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Veterans Memorial Building, James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon.
Wilson County Young Republicans will meet at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 at Logan’s Roadhouse at Providence MarketPlace, Mt. Juliet. For information, email email@example.com, call 583-9797 or visit online at www.wilsonyr.com.
Rachel Stockley Donelson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23 at The Cabin-By-The-Spring at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. Guest speaker will be Bill Puryear who will discuss “Founders of the Cumberland Settlements.” For information, call 758-6820.
American Girl Book Club for girls in grades 2-5 will be at 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25 in the Watertown Elementary School 4-8 Library. If you have an American Girl doll, bring her along. Join everyone as they explore the world of Josefina. RSVP to Mrs. Harrison at 642-1298. Upcoming American Girl dates are Feb. 22 and April 12.
Historic Watertown Chautauqua will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25 at the Watertown Library. Dr. Harold Smith will present information about the Hunt Lure Company that opened in 1960. Dewey Hunt and partner Elby Jennings Jr. produced “the king of bass lures.” Smith has more than 30 Hunt lures in his collection. Everyone is invited. For information, call 237-9999.
Lebanon Public Works/Transportation Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25 in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.
Wilson County Tea Party will meet Monday, Jan. 25. There will be a Bean Supper fund raiser ($5) from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Powell Grove Church of Christ. At 7 p.m., there will be a special presentation by Dr. Daniel Bregman on the topic “The Growing Threat of Islam.” For information, visit online at www.wcteaparty.homestead.com.
Angry? A workshop on anger management will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25 at Castle Heights Upper Elementary Library. Mental healthcare providers and a local pediatrician will be on hand. There will be a free book for parents along with handouts. The workshop is free and includes materials, refreshments and childcare. It is sponsored by Lebanon Special School District and Wilson County Schools. RSVP to Beth Petty at 453-2693 or 804-2460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more parenting opportunities, visit www.lssd.org.
UMC/McFarland Volunteer Auxiliary will host a “Uniforms of America” sale from 3 until 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, and from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the UMC classroom across from the “Duck Pond.” The sale will be at the McFarland Campus from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27. Come purchase your uniform needs and support the volunteers.
Wilson County Election Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Conference Room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.
Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Directors will meet 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.
Family Night: Testing Tips for families with children in grades 3-8 will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 at Watertown Elementary School in the 4-8 building. The workshop will help you and your child understand the TCAP test which will be given in the spring. Bring your grade 3-8 children to the family night as they will be involved in the activities, also. As a bonus, students in grades 3-8 whose families attend will be rewarded with a dress down day at school on Friday, Jan. 29. Light refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be awarded.
Childcare Provider Workshop, conducted by the University of Tennessee Extension Office, will be Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 until 11 a.m. The cost is $10 per participant. The workshop is for directors of childcare centers, and the topic will be “Healthy Steps.” Participants will receive a curriculum for their center. All participants must register by Wednesday, Jan. 27. For information, call Marietta Sanford at the UT Extension Office at 444-9584.
Wilson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) New Advocate training will begin Monday, Feb. 1 and will conclude Friday, Feb. 12 (Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until noon). Volunteer advocates are trained and supported to speak in court for the best interests children in Wilson County who are victims of abuse and neglect. Training for new CASA volunteers will be held at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square, Lebanon. For information, call 443-2002 or visit www.wilsoncountycasa.org.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1 at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon. All items to be considered for the agenda must be emailed to Rose Ratagick no later than noon, Thursday, Jan. 21. Prior to the meeting, the board will meet in a work session from 4:30 until 5 p.m. to discuss dress code recommendations and from 5 until 6 p.m. to discuss the new district wide accreditation.
Mt. Juliet/West Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council announces that Thelma Kidd, founder of Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville, will be the guest speaker at the group’s luncheon set for 11:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Rutland Place. Advance registration is required, and the cost is $15 per person. Online reservations may be made at www.mtjulietchamber.com. The event is open to all women.
Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance for grades K-8 will be from 6 until 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 at West Wilson Middle School. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. The dance will raise funds for the Wilson Central High School Soccer Booster Club. Cost is $20 per couple with an advanced registration and $30 at the door. Email email@example.com or call 453-3992 to make your reservation. Sponsored by WCHS Soccer Boosters.
Wilson County Master Gardeners 2010 classes registration is now due in the Wilson County Extension office at 925 East Baddour Pkwy., Suite #100, Lebanon, TN. The fee for the classes is $75 per person plus 40 hours of volunteer service. Classes in Lebanon begin Feb. 9 and in Mt. Juliet begin Feb. 11. For information or an application, contact JW McGuire at 444-9584.
Devilettes Fastpitch Club will host its annual Chili Supper on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Westland United Methodist Church, Lebanon, to raise funds to support the Lebanon High School Softball Team. A Silent Auction and Cornhole Tournament will also be held. Admission is $5, and tickets may be purchased from any team member or at the door the night of the Supper. To enter a team in the Cornhole Tournament, contact Richard Smallwood at 444-2597 or 330-3738 for details.
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