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Community Calendar

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM

POLICY: Items for the Community Calendar may be submitted via email at editor@lebanondemocrat.com, in person at The Democrat’s office at 402 N. Cumberland St., by mail at The Lebanon Democrat, 402 N. Cumberland St., Lebanon, TN 37087 or via fax at 615-444-0899. Items must be received by 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. The calendar is a free listing of nonprofit events, community club and government meetings. The Democrat reserves the right to reject or edit material. Notices run on an as space is available basis and cannot be taken over the phone. Include a name and phone number in case of questions.

 

July 2

Mt. Juliet Masonic Lodge Barbecue Sale

7 a.m.

The annual Independence Day Barbecue Sale will be Saturday, July 2, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Mt. Juliet Masonic Lodge No. 642 on Tate Lane in Mt. Juliet. Pulled pork will be available for $9 per pound and whole butts for $8 per pound. 

 

Second Amendment is Homeland Security

10 a.m.

The Second Amendment is Homeland Security will present Larry Gatlin, Ralph Bristol, Adam Pope and Taylor Bennett on Saturday, July 2 at 10 a.m. at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet. Join them as they help tell the story in word and music of the Second Amendment and its role in independence and Homeland Security. Admission is free. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome. No alcohol will be allowed.

 

Wilson Amateur Radio Club meeting

6 p.m.

The Wilson Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. in room 122 of Labry Hall at Cumberland University. Non-members are welcome. For more information, contact Tom Parker at 615-587-2337.

 

July 4

Watertown Fourth of July Celebration

3 p.m.

The Stars, Stripes and Squirtguns parade will be Monday, July 4 at 3 p.m. in downtown Watertown. City officials advise residents to bring their squirtguns and water balloons. There will be a no-squirt zone this year for those who do not wish to get wet. There are other events after the parade. The city’s fireworks display will begin at dusk at the city park. Free watermelon will be given away, and the city plans to have a softball game. There will also be inflatables for children.

 

Mt. Juliet Fourth of July Celebration

4 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet Fourth of July Celebration will feature live music, games for children and a video game trailer Monday, July 4 from 4-9 p.m. at Providence Marketplace. The fireworks will take place at 9 p.m., and residents can view the show from the Paddocks at that time.

 

Lebanon Fourth of July Celebration 

5 p.m. 

Watermelon will be served at 5 p.m. to kick off Lebanon’s Fourth of July Celebration on Monday, July 4 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. The event will feature entertainment, food vendors and more. Fireworks will be lit at about 9 p.m.

 

July 5

Voter Registration

9 a.m.

A representative from the Wilson County Election Commission will be available Tuesday, July 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Mt. Juliet City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road to help people register to vote in the Aug. 4 election. It will be the last day to register to be able to vote in the August election. Potential voters may also visit wilsonelections.com to register. 

 

Job Fair

9 a.m.

A job fair for Courtyard by Marriott will be Tuesday, July 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center at 1985 Providence W. Pkwy. in Mt. Juliet. For more information, visit events.goodwillcareersolutions.org. 

 

Job Fair

10 a.m.

A job fair for Wise Staffing Group in Gallatin, Nashville, Lebanon and Murfreesboro will be Tuesday, July 5 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center at 670 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. For more information, visit events.goodwillcareersolutions.org. 

 

Job Fair

10 a.m.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s mobile career coach will be at Providence Marketplace in Mt. Juliet on Tuesday, July 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to assist Hire Dynamics with recruiting candidates. The company is hiring for forklift operators, manufacturing, packers, package handlers and administrative assistants. Career coach staff will be on site to help people create resumes and register with jobs4tn.gov where there are nearly 200,000 jobs available.

 

Job Fair

11 a.m.

A job fair for FedEx Ground will be Tuesday, July 5 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center at 1985 Providence W. Pkwy. in Mt. Juliet. For more information, visit events.goodwillcareersolutions.org. 

 

Lebanon City Council work session

5:30 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet in a work session Tuesday, July 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

 

Wilson County Budget Committee meeting

5 p.m. 

The Wilson County Budget Committee will meet Tuesday, July 5 at 5 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

 

Lebanon City Council meeting

5:55 p.m. 

The Lebanon City Council will meet Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. A public hearing will be at 5:55 p.m.

 

July 6

City Chat

8:30 a.m.

City Chat with Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead and finance commissioner Robert Springer will be Wednesday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m. at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office.

 

Job Fair

9 a.m.

A job fair for Metro Industrial in Gallatin, Hendersonville and Lebanon will be Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center at 670 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. For more information, visit events.goodwillcareersolutions.org. 

 

Job Fair

11 a.m.

A job fair for at least six employers will be Wednesday, July 6 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center at 1985 Providence W. Pkwy. in Mt. Juliet. For more information, visit events.goodwillcareersolutions.org. 

 

July 7

Joint Economic and Community Development Board Executive Committee meeting

7:45 a.m.

The Joint Economic and Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet Thursday, July 7 at 7:45 a.m. at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave, Suite 102, in Lebanon.

 

Blood Drive

Noon

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Thursday, July 7 from noon until 5 p.m. at Active Life and Chiropractic and Rehabilitation at 12920 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. To schedule an appointment, download the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS.

 

July 8

Fiddlers Grove Kidz Kamp

10 a.m. 

Fiddlers Grove Kidz Kamp will be Friday, July 8 from 10 a.m. until noon at Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. The cost is $25. Students may register for sewing 101, art with acrylics, weaving and rope making or making a rag doll. After the class, participants may visit a blacksmith at work, build a log cabin with Lincoln Logs and visit the Model Train Museum. For more information or to register, call Gwen Scott at 615-443-2626.

 

July 9

Healing Broken Vessels Feed The Spirit Conference 

8 a.m.

The sixth annual Healing Broken Vessels Feed the Spirit Conference will be Saturday, July 9 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Fairview Church at 1660 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. The guest speaker will be Saunya M. Williams, a first-generation college student and graduate. For more than two decades, Williams struggled with guilt and shame because of the amount of abuse that she had experienced as a child. For more information, contact Patty Head at 615-547-4936 or hbv4u@yahoo.com.

 

Tojo Creek Gourd Gala 

10 a.m.

The Tojo Creek Gourd Gala will be Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. Admission is free. For more information, visit tojocreek.com.

 

Republican Women of Wilson County Old-Fashioned Political Rally and Picnic

11 a.m.

The Republican Women of Wilson County Old-Fashioned Political Rally and Picnic will be Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center pavilion. The cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. 

 

Fiddlers Grove Second Saturday Celebration

6 p.m.

Fiddlers Grove will feature live bluegrass music Saturday, July 9 from 6-9 p.m. during its Second Saturday. 

 

July 10

Blood Drive

9 a.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Sunday, July 10 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church at 300 S. Tarver Ave. in Lebanon. To schedule an appointment, download the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS.

 

Blood Drive

12:30 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Sunday, July 10 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Round Lick Baptist Church at 745 W. Main St. in Watertown. To schedule an appointment, download the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS.

 

Wilson County Election Commission meeting

1 p.m. 

The Wilson County Election Commission will meet Sunday, July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology building at 415 Tennessee Blvd. in Lebanon to inspect early voting machines and to conduct election business.

 

July 11

Wilson County Board of Education meeting

6 p.m.

The Wilson County Board of Education will meet Monday, July 11 at 6 p.m. at the central office at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

 

Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet City Commission will meet Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road. 

 

July 15

Christmas in July at Fiddlers Grove

10 a.m.

Christmas in July will be Friday, July 15 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. Vendors will sell handcrafted items for early Christmas shopping. For more information, call 615-443-2626. 

 

July 16

Tennessee Agricultural Museum Free Family Event

9 a.m.

The “Wild Wings and Creeping Things” event will be Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum at Ellington Agricultural Center at 440 Hogan Road in Nashville. There’ll be butterfly nets, a catch-and-release butterfly hotel and a station to identify the butterflies. A wide variety of bugs and creepy-crawly exhibits will be on view. See wild birds of the forest. Chat with a local beekeeper. Dr. Tall Tale will be there with his banjo on his knee. For information, contact the museum at 615-837-5197 or email tennessee.agricultural.museum@tn.gov or visit tnagmuseum.org. 

 

Christmas in July at Fiddlers Grove

10 a.m.

Christmas in July will be Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. Vendors will sell handcrafted items for early Christmas shopping. For more information, call 615-443-2626. 

 

July 17

Christmas in July at Fiddlers Grove

11 a.m.

Christmas in July will be Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. Vendors will sell handcrafted items for early Christmas shopping. For more information, call 615-443-2626.

 

July 18

16th Annual Dr. Cary Harbrect Memorial Chamber Scramble

7:15 a.m.

The 16th Annual Dr. Cary Harbrecht Memorial Chamber Summer Scramble will be Monday, July 18 at 7:15 a.m. at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club at 623 Five Oaks Blvd. in Lebanon. The day will begin with the Gold Heroes Classic, sponsored by American National Home Health. The 18-hole tournament is open only to veterans and seniors 50 and older. Breakfast and lunch are provided for these players. A shotgun start will be at 7:15 a.m. The main tournament kicks off at 1:30 p.m. and will be a four-person scramble over the course’s 18 holes. First- through third-place prizes will be awarded in three flights. Dinner and an awards ceremony will follow the tournament. For more information, call 615-444-5503. 

 

Wilson County Commission meeting

7 p.m.

The Wilson County Commission will meet Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. in commission chambers at the Wilson County Courthouse. 

 

July 21

Jammin’ with the General 

6 p.m.

Jammin’ with the General will be Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. on the Lebanon Square, featuring Four on the Floor, a Fayetteville-based five-piece ensemble that plays everything from Motown to disco. Music fans are encouraged to come and enjoy shopping at square retailers before the performances and partake in the eats local food trucks will dish out. The events will be open to the public and admission is free. Jammin’ attendees should bring lawn chairs.

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 meeting

6 p.m.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 in Lebanon will meet Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. and on the third Thursday of each month in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Any veteran who has been awarded a campaign medal or combat medal for any hostility is eligible for membership, verified by the veterans’ DD 214 Form. Presently, Post 5015 is having success in rebuilding its post and becoming active in district and local events. It is not a Lebanon post, but a countywide post. To learn more, contact Post Commander John Marshall at jtmarshall2@icloud.com; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at grnmarine@tds.net.

 

July 22

The Peach Truck at the Mill

11 a.m.

The Peach Truck will be in Lebanon Friday, July 22 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Mill. Freestone Georgia peaches will be available by the half-bushel or 25-pound box for $39 each. 

 

Next Step Resource Center grand opening

11:30 a.m.

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening Friday, July 22 for Next Step Resource Center at its new location at 100 Mabry Road in Lebanon. 

 

July 23

Tennessee Agricultural Museum Free Family Event

9 a.m.

The “Horsing Around” event will be Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum at Ellington Agricultural Center at 440 Hogan Road in Nashville. The Metro Mounted Police Patrol will train Tennessee Walking Horses at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Children can saddle up for a miniature donkey ride or help feed and groom them and see a team of Belgian horses. Stop under the shade tree for a lesson in sheep shearing. Enjoy dulcimer music from 9-11 a.m.  Sheep and spinning will be at the log cabins and freshly ground corn meal at the grist mill. For information, contact the museum at 615-837-5197 or email tennessee.agricultural.museum@tn.gov or visit tnagmuseum.org.

 

July 25

Leadership Wilson Reverse Draw

6 p.m.

The Leadership Wilson Reverse Draw will be Monday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Five Oaks Golf and Country Club clubhouse. A meet, eat and greet will be from 6-7 p.m., and the reverse draw begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 each with the chance to win $10,000. For more information or to buy a ticket, call Tina Pressley at 615-714-7862.

 

Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet City Commission will meet Monday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road. 

 

July 28

Movie on the Lawn

6:30 p.m.

Movie on the Lawn will be Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. with concessions, inflatables, a balloon man and face painting with the movie to start at dusk across the street from Wilson Bank & Trust’s main office at 632 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Bring a lawn chair and picnic basket. Admission is free for all.

 

July 30

Kristy Lee Concert to benefit New Leash on Life

7 p.m.

Kristy Lee will hold a benefit concert Saturday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre for New Leash on Life. 

 

Aug. 1

Wilson County Board of Education meeting

6 p.m.

The Wilson County Board of Education will meet Monday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at the central office at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon. 

 

Compassionate Hands general meeting

7 p.m.

Compassionate Hands, a Wilson County faith-based ministry that provides food and shelter for the homeless, will have a general meeting open to the public Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon. For more information, visit Compassionate Hands on Facebook.

 

Lebanon High School class of 1986 30-year reunion

7 p.m. 

The Lebanon High School class of 1986 30-year reunion will be Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Lebanon High School football game at Danny Watkins Stadium and Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 p.m. until midnight at Lebanon Golf and Country Club. The cost is $35 per person. Checks should be mailed no later than Aug. 1 to Lebanon class of 1986, P.O. Box 901, Lebanon, TN 37088. For more information, call 615-533-8479.

 

Aug. 6

Peace, Love, Lebanon

6 p.m.

The Wilson County Black History Committee will hold the Peace, Love, Lebanon event Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. at Pickett Chapel. There will be Hula Hoops, face painting and jump rope for children. Tours of the chapel and a candlelight vigil for those lost this year will also be featured to promote unity and diversity. T-shirts will also be available.  

 

Aug. 8

Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet City Commission will meet Monday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road.

 

Aug. 18

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 meeting

6 p.m.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 in Lebanon will meet Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. and on the third Thursday of each month in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Any veteran who has been awarded a campaign medal or combat medal for any hostility is eligible for membership, verified by the veterans’ DD 214 Form. Presently, Post 5015 is having success in rebuilding its post and becoming active in district and local events. It is not a Lebanon post, but a countywide post. To learn more, contact Post Commander John Marshall at jtmarshall2@icloud.com; Senior Vice Commander Ken Kackley at hkenkjr@aol.com or Junior Vice Commander Harold W. Weist at grnmarine@tds.net.

 

Aug. 22

Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet City Commission will meet Monday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road.

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