Watertown Future Business Leaders of America students are collecting items for care kits that will be donated to the Wilson County Community Help Center. Items needed for donation include toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, shaving cream, razors, wet wipes and combs/hairbrushes. The club will also be accepting sleeping bags to donate. All items must be new and unused. For information contact If you club advisers Cameron Jennings (email@example.com) or Wally Luckeydoo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Take Charge of Your Diabetes Program, a free virtual workshop conducted by Wilson County Extension, will be offered every Tuesday from March 9-April 13 from 1-3 p.m. The program is designed for people with diabetes and caregivers to learn basic skills necessary to self-manage their diabetes. Register by Monday, March 8 at tiny.utk.edu/TakeCharge2021. For information, contact Shelly Barnes at email@example.com or (615) 444-9584 ext. 105.
The 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon and Half-Marathon will be postponed until the fall because of the pandemic, race organizers announced. The race had been scheduled for April 24-25. Because Nissan Stadium is a key venue for the event, the new race date is dependent on the Tennessee Titans home schedule and the date will be confirmed after the NFL schedule is announced.
Joseph’s Storehouse Food Ministry will have this month’s food, beverage and paper goods distribution on Thursday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day at 1960 S.E. Tater Peeler Rd. in Lebanon. For information, call the warehouse office at (615) 453-5777 Monday-Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m.
First Annual Pack-A-Cruiser Region Wide Food Drive will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 from noon-3 p.m. at Speedway, 1135 Murfreesboro Rd. in Lebanon. All donated items will be sent to the Wilson County Community Help Center. For information contact Rebecca Simkins at (615) 547-1163.
Wilson County Conservative Republicans will meet on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. at Music City Baptist Church, 7104 Lebanon Rd. in Mt. Juliet. The speaker will be Wilson County Election Administrator Phillip Warren.
Black History Month Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at Hermitage Church (Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage), 4580 Rachel’s Lane in Hermitage. Admission is free. The service will feature music followed by a procession to the slavery memorial “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” located behind the church.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will offer select stories from the “In Their Footsteps: Lives of the Hermitage Enslaved” tour free with admission at 12:15 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in February. The short stories highlight the lives of the enslaved men and women who lived at The Hermitage during the life of Andrew Jackson and beyond his death in 1845.
The 120th Spring Outing benefiting Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will be a virtual event on Wednesday, May 19 at noon. Clifton Truman Daniel, the eldest grandson of President Harry S. Truman, is scheduled to be the speaker. Tickets are available at thehermitage.com/springouting.
Cedar Seniors Drive-Through Lunches are available from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 226 University Avenue (across from Cumberland University) in Lebanon. The cost for a meal is $3 (Monday-Thursday) and $5 (Friday). Meals should be ordered by 11 a.m. each day. Call (615) 444-0829 for the daily menu. Annual membership for Cedar Seniors is $10 for people ages 50 and older.
Tennessee State Parks have partnered with Arrive Outdoors to rent equipment for hiking, backpacking, camping, winter recreation and other outdoor activities. Arrive Outdoors ships gear via FedEx to any viable address, including participating Walgreens, hotels and vacation rentals. The company does not ship directly to state parks. To return equipment, use the packaging the gear arrives in, adhere the free return label, and drop off at any FedEx or Walgreens location. For information go to https://tnstateparks.com/.
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