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Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 522 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment.

Tri-Star Kennel Club All-Breed and Specialty Dog Shows will be held Oct. 11-13 at the Wilson County Expo Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway in Lebanon. The Sussex Spaniel Club of America, the American Boerboel Club and the US Neopolitan Mastiff Club will hold specialty shows on Friday. In addition to the all-breed shows on Saturday, there will be specialty shows for Sussex Spaniels, Boxers, Chinese Cresteds, Maltese, and Bulldogs. Events on Saturday include Pee Wee Handling classes for children 5-9 years of age and Meet the Breeds during the lunch break.  There is another all-breed show on Sunday with a Sussex Spaniel and a Bulldog specialty also. For information contact chowmom@dicorleto.com.

2019 Fall Colors Tours will be held Oct. 11-13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at the Lebanon Municipal Airport. Ride-alongs in open cockpit biplanes are available. For information call (863) 873-1339.

Vietnam Veterans of America and Associates of VVA Chapter 1004’s pancake and sausage breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7 a.m.-noon at the Lebanon National Guard Armory, 1010 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for children under 12. Ages 5 or younger eat free.

Watertown Mile-Long Yard Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Food trucks and vendors will be available. For information go to www.watertowntn.com or call Jim Amero at (615) 237-1777.

Mt. Juliet Republican Women will meet Monday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at Courtney’s Restaurant, 4066 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. The scheduled guest speaker is Lori Pardo Cole with the topic “The Power of Being an American.” 

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Monday, Oct. 14 from noon-6 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1655 Main St. in Lebanon. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment.

The Wilson County Democratic Party will meet Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at The Corner Pub, 4136 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. in Mt. Juliet. The guest speaker is scheduled to be Jordan Wilkins, chair of the Tennessee Democratic County Chairs Association. The Executive Committee will meet immediately following the quarterly meeting. All Democrats are encouraged to attend. 

Fall training to be a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteer will be held Oct.  15-17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The CASA program provides the opportunity for caring adults to become actively involved in meeting the needs of the abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Wilson County. For information call (615) 443-2002 or csweeney@wilsoncountycasa.org.

Good Morning Tennessee with State Rep. Susan Lynn meets Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 a.m. at Courtney's Restaurant, 4066 North Mt Juliet Rd. in Mt. Juliet. 

Cumberland University’s Ghosts and Goblets event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7-10 p.m. in Baird Chapel on campus. The event will include a whiskey tasting sponsored by Market Basket and a campus ghost tour led by CU history professor Natalie Inman. Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes or fall casual attire. All funds raised from the event will go to support the Monty and Pace Pope Scholarship for history and international students and the Monty Pope lecture series on Jacksonian America. Tickets are $60 each and $100 for couples, and can be purchased by calling Julie Crocco at (615) 547-1269 or at https://bit.ly/2lPeC9V.

Lebanon High School Annual FBLA Princess Character Breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9-11 a.m. at the Lebanon High School Cafeteria at 500 Blue Devil Blvd. Face painting, Parade Of Princesses and carriage pictures will be available. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online at the school website or by calling the school office at (615) 444-9610.

The Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club’s 7th Annual Fish Fry will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 from 4-7 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center. Proceeds will benefit many Wilson County organizations. Tickets are distributed through event sponsors and may also be purchased from Rotary Club members or at the door for $15. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club at lebanonbreakfastrotary@gmail.com.

Wilson County Beekeepers will host its annual Short Course in Beekeeping on Oct. 22-24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ward Ag Center in the East/West Building, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy in Lebanon. The cost is $25 for individuals and $45 for couples.  For information or to RSVP contact Petra Mitchell at (615) 286-2529.

10th Annual Taste of Wilson County to benefit chamber of commerce educational programs will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center. Tickets are $35 (VIP), $25 (adults), $8 (children).

“Notes for Nurses” to benefit the nursing program at Cumberland University will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $50 for Cumberland alumni. Tables are also available to purchase. For tickets go to www.notesfornurses.com. For information contact Rusty Richardson at rrichardson@cumberland.edu.

Mt. Juliet Police Department Chili Cookoff, Community Appreciation and Open House will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the police station at 1019 Charlie Daniels Parkway in Mt. Juliet. There will also be guided tours of the department. For information go to mjpdnews.org/chilicookoff.

The Wilson County Republican Party’s Fall Chili and Hot Dog Supper will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Nelson Family Farm and Pavilion, 801 Horn Springs Rd. in Lebanon. Cost is $20 per family.  Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes.  To RSVP or for more information email wilsoncountytngop@gmail.com.

The Wilson County Adult Education program will be giving the high school equivalency test on Oct. 29 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Lebanon.  For information on taking the test, call (615) 443-8731.

Lebanon’s Halloween on the Square will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-8:30 p.m. Activities include a parade, costume content, hot dogs, music and vendor candy stations.

The Mill at Christmas will be held Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at The Mill, 300 N. Maple St. in Lebanon. Pre-Shopping Event is Friday night from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Saturday shopping is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with no admission charge.

Pancakes for a Purpose will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Circle P Ranch, 563 Main St. in Mt. Juliet. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds benefit Mt. Juliet resident’s Ashley Vickers medical expenses to fight ALS. For sponsorships or information, contact Helpashleysfight@gmail.com or call (615) 319-8987.

Evening with the Arts will be held Monday, Dec. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at West Elementary School, 9315 Lebanon Rd. in Mt. Juliet.

Get to Know You Dinner with State Rep. Susan Lynn will be held the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 pm, at Calabria's Italian Restaurant, 1209 North Mt. Juliet Rd. in Mt. Juliet.  

The Wilson County Democratic Women meet monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Five Oaks Country Club, 621 Five Oaks Blvd. in Lebanon. For information, call Terri St. Clair at (615) 913-1518 for more information or join us on Facebook.

Cancer Support Group sponsored by Avalon Hospice and Sherry’s Run will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Sherry’s Run, 110 Babb Dr. in Lebanon. Patients and caregivers are welcome. For information, call (615) 925-9932.

Tennessee Right to Life works to protect human life through education, advocacy, organization and benevolence. The Wilson County Chapter meetings are the third Tuesday of each month at First Baptist Church, 735 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. in Mt. Juliet beginning at 7 p.m. For information, go to WilsonCountyRightToLife.com.

Legal Help Clinics sponsored by Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands will be held the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lebanon Wilson Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square in Lebanon. The clinics will help provide residents with free legal advice, including help in filing pro se (self-represented) divorces. Call 800-238-1443 for information.

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