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The 2020 Imagination Dinner has been cancelled for coronavirus concerns, the Wilson County Business and Education Coalition, Inc., announced. The event benefits the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, known in Wilson County as Wilson Books from Birth. The event was scheduled for April 2, then rescheduled to Nov. 8 before being cancelled. The Imagination Dinner is now set for April 8, 2021.There are 5,800 children enrolled in the Wilson County program. For information about how to support Wilson Books from Birth or for information about how to enroll a child, go to www.wilsonbooksfrombirth or call (615) 444-5586.
The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, a program of the Tennessee Department of Human Services, aims to provide financial assistance for school meals missed during the months of March, April, and May due to COVID-19 school closures. The P-EBT money can be used at grocery stores and other retailers that accept EBT cards to buy food for children. Families already receiving SNAP or TANF benefits do not need to apply as the funds have already been distributed. Families can apply at tn.gov/humanservices or call 1-866-311-4287 by Aug. 14, at 4:30 p.m.
A blood drive sponsored by the Red Cross and the Nashville Predators Foundation will be Friday, Aug. 7 from 1-6 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott, 1980 Providence Parkway in Mt. Juliet. To make an appointment to donate, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, go to RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: PREDS19 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Movies in the Park will be held at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet. The schedule is: Aug. 7 – “Onward”; Sept. 4 – “Playing with Fire”; Oct. 2 – “The Addams Family”. Movies begin at dusk. There is no admission charge and food and drink will be available for purchase. Social distancing will be enforced.
MJ4Hope’s 6th annual Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8 to benefit MJ4Hope and the Tornado Relief Fund at Pine Creek Golf Course, 1835 Logue Rd. in Mt. Juliet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served by Houston’s Meat Market. The AM Scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 7:15 a.m. and the afternoon scramble will begin with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start. To register, go to mj4hope.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clay artists workshops in Watertown now have registration available. The first workshop will be taught by Susan DeMay of Smithville on Aug. 8. The second workshop will be taught by Louis and Christine Colombarini at their Cosmic Clay studio on Oct. 10. The third workshop will be taught by Lee Marshall on Nov. 7. After the workshops each student will have the opportunity to show what they have created at a gallery opening. The cost is $30 for each workshop. To register, call Vickie Frazier, Executive Director of the Tennessee Artist’s Guild, at (615) 697-5066.
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital Blood Drive will be held Monday, Aug. 10 from noon-5 p.m. at the hospital, 1411 W. Baddour Parkway in Lebanon. To schedule an appointment contact email@example.com or go to bloodassurance.org/VWCH.
Wilson County Fair Livestock Shows will be held Aug. 13-23 at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. The shows will include more than 50 national, state, regional and county shows for cattle, goats, sheep and swine with more than 20 Junior Shows during the 11-day event. The Birthing Barn will also have horses, pigs, goats, sheep and cattlewho are scheduled to give birth during those dates. Watch the Wilson County Fair’s Facebook page for the “live stream” from the Birthing Barn. For details and pre-registration, go to www.wilsoncountyfair.net.
Fabulous Fifties Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 5 from 3-7 p.m. in Watertown. Contests include A Visual Arts Contest, A Storefront/Shop Window Contest and A Costume Contest. There also will be a Cruise-In Car Show. Live music, beer, wine and food trucks will be available. For information go to TNArtistsGuild.org.
The Lebanon High School Class of 1985 will hold a 35-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club, 1300 Coles Ferry Pike. A sit-down dinner is planned. Cost is $35 per person. Send a check or money order (payable to Class of 85 Reunion) to: Class of 85 Reunion, P.O. Box 126 Elmwood, TN 38560. For information call William Fuller at (615) 480-0216, Ann Ristow-Wood at (615) 613-3526 or email LHSBluedevil1985@yahoo.com.
Recover Wilson tornado relief team is available for survivors from the March tornado. The team is made up of organizations in the community providing equitable assistance. Call the Tornado Recovery Connection at (615) 270-9255 or go to www.recoverwilson.com to connect with available resources.
Virus testing is available at the CareNow Urgent Care clinics in Lebanon (1705 W. Main St., Suite 211) and Mt. Juliet (669 S. Mt. Juliet Rd.). COVID-19 diagnostic testing and antibody testing is available. Test results are expected within 48 hours.
TN Achieves is recruiting volunteer mentors to provide a local support system to every TN Promise applicant in the Class of 2021. Mentors work with a small group of three to seven students as they transition from high school to college. Mentors complete a training course in person or online. To apply to mentor students, go to tnAchieves.org or contact Graham Thomas at (615) 604-1306.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage has reopened the mansion for tours. New hours are Thursday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Social distancing measures, including limiting the number of guests to six per tour, are in place. Guests will be required to wear masks on all tours. Other admissions options include the VIP tour, the In the Footsteps tour, which tells the stories of the enslaved men and women who lived and worked at The Hermitage, and the Grounds Pass. Go to thehermitage.com for ticket information.
Tennessee State Parks are providing a 10 percent discount for Tennessee residents for overnight accommodations through a new Tennessee Resident Discount Program, applying to most campsites, cabins and lodge rooms across the state. Reservations are available online at reserve.tnstateparks.com. Select “Tennessee Resident Discount” during payment. Reservations are also available in-person or by phone by calling the specific park. Go to tnstateparks.com for details.
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