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Community Calendar and the People's Agenda

Staff Reports • Mar 17, 2017 at 7:17 PM

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.

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March 18

Wilson County Republican Party Convention

8 a.m.

The Wilson County Republican Party Convention to elect county party officers will be Saturday, March 18 at 8 a.m. in the East-West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. Delegates selected at the precinct convention will vote for officers. The meeting will be open to the public.

 

Next Step Resource Center Fish Fry

11 a.m.

The Next Step Resource Center will hold its open house fish fry Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at the center at 402 E. Main St. in Lebanon. Plates are $5 each, and door process will be available. For more information, call 615-547-9999.

 

Bluegrass and Spaghetti Supper

6 p.m.

A night of bluegrass music and a spaghetti supper will be Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at the Gladeville Community Center. For more information, call Mabel Beazley at 615-243-2664.

 

March 21

Wilson County AARP Chapter No. 5023 final meeting

1 p.m.

The Wilson County AARP Chapter No. 5023 will hold its final meeting Tuesday, March 21 at 1 p.m. at Hearthside Community Center at 215 N. Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. For more information, call chapter president Betty Cantrell at 615-449-0311.

 

March 22

U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus concert

7 p.m.

The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will be in concert Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Dallas Floyd Gymnasium on the Cumberland University campus. For more information or to buy tickets, visit armyfieldband.com. 

 

March 23

Blood Drive

12:30 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Thursday, March 23 from 12:30-6 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in the Life Center. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code, Immanuel19 or call 800-RED-CROSS.

 

Book Signing

6 p.m.

A book signing will be Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library. Brandon Davis will sign his book, “The Soul of a Soldier: Track Star to War.” For more information, call 615-444-0632.

 

March 24

Mt. Juliet Chamber Business Boost

7:45 a.m.

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce will hold a business boost Friday, March 24 from 7:45-9:15 a.m. at the chamber office. Member registration is $15, and $25 for non-members, and breakfast is included. The guest speaker will be Jennifer Way with Way Solutions. She will speak about smart hiring for small businesses. Online registration is required at mjchamber.org.

 

Mt. Juliet Elementary School Drama Club to present “The Magical Land of Oz”

7 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet Elementary School’s drama club will present “The Magical Land of Oz” on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets are $4 each, and children 4 and younger and Wilson County Schools employees will be free. For more information, contact Emily Dickens at dickense@wcschools.com or 615-758-5654, ext. 5628.

 

March 25

Walk Across Wilson

9 a.m.

Walk Across Wilson, a four-week program to encourage daily physical activity for everyone in Wilson County, will culminate Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m. at Don Fox Community Park in Lebanon. 

 

Wilson County Democrat Party Convention

9 a.m.

The Wilson County Democratic Party will hold its biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new party leaders Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m. at 151 Maddox-Simpson Pkwy. in Lebanon. Local Democrats will elect a new chairperson, vice chairpersons, secretary, treasurer and executive committee for a two-year term. During reorganization, attendees will evaluate the effectiveness of their county party bylaws and leadership. For more information, call 615-549-6220, visit wilsoncountydemocrats.org or email contact@wilsoncountydemocrats.org.

 

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Celebration

10 a.m.

The second annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans celebration will be Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet. There will be entertainment and door-prize drawings.

 

Lebanon All-Sports Booster Club Casino Night 

6 p.m.

The Lebanon All-Sports Booster Club will hold its Casino Night with live and silent auctions Saturday, March 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the Lebanon Golf and Country Club at 1300 Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon. Lebanon All-Sports Booster Club raises funds that will go to all sports at Lebanon High School, assistance in buying equipment and uniforms, graduating senior scholarships and partial payment of letter jackets. Tickets are $100, which includes admission for two, food, two drinks and funny money toward gaming and raffle prizes. For more information or to buy tickets, call Wendy Grimes at 615-218-5591.

 

Mt. Juliet Elementary School Drama Club to present “The Magical Land of Oz”

7 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet Elementary School’s drama club will present “The Magical Land of Oz” on Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets are $4 each, and children 4 and younger and Wilson County Schools employees will be free. For more information, contact Emily Dickens at dickense@wcschools.com or 615-758-5654, ext. 5628.

 

March 26

Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church 151st Anniversary

10 a.m. 

Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church will celebrate its 151st anniversary Sunday, March 26 at 10 a.m. during its morning worship service. The church is at 633 Glover St. in Lebanon. For more information, call 615-444-1164.

 

New Leash on Life Spay-ghetti Dinner

11 a.m.

New Leash on Life will hold its annual Spay-ghetti Dinner on Sunday, March 26 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Painturo’s in Lebanon. All proceeds will benefit New Leash on Life. Tickets may be purchased in Lebanon at the adoption center, Lebanon CrossFit, Houndstooth Grooming, Boarding and Doggie Day Care and Capital Real Estate Services.

 

March 28

Wilson County Library Roast

7 p.m.

The 27th annual Wilson County Library Roast will be Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at Castle Heights Elementary School at 1007 N. Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. Local attorney and Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings will be the roast honoree. Tickets are $35 each or $250 for a table sponsorship and may be purchased from Jennings, a library board member or at the Lebanon, Mt. Juliet or Watertown public libraries.

 

March 30

West Side Park at Hamilton Springs public comment meeting

6 p.m.

The initial design for the new West Side Park at Hamilton Springs will be available for public comment and feedback during an open house Thursday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. Refreshments will be served. Citizens are invited to attend the open house, review the park’s design and features and provide their feedback.

 

March 31

Chamber Town News

7:30 a.m.

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will present its monthly chamber town news Friday, March 31 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the chamber office at 149 Public Square in Lebanon. Patrons can learn about new businesses, chamber members, government and economic development projects and more. 

 

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center Spring Gala

6 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center’s Spring Gala will be Friday, March 31 from 6-9 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet. Tickets are $40 or $25 for center members and available at the center. There will be a prime rib dinner, entertainment and a silent auction all to benefit the center.

 

April 1

Rena Cook House Fire Chili Supper Fundraiser

Noon

A fundraiser for Rena Cook, a Watertown Middle School cafeteria worker whose house caught fire during a storm March 1 in Watertown, will be Saturday, April 1 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Watertown Middle School cafeteria. The event will feature a chili supper for $5, along with a silent auction. Donations are also accepted. For more information or to make a donation call Amanda Swann at 615-517-4724, Amy Johnson at 615-547-5930, Tracy Taylor at 615-406-1949, Alishia Poss at 615-428-1435 or Kim Clark at 615-416-0753.

 

A Chocolate Affair

7 p.m.

The eighth annual Chocolate Affair to benefit the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center will be Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon. Two Fat Men Catering will provide food, and a presentation of “Once in a While” by Don Breedwell and performed by Encore Theatre Co. will be featured. Tickets are $50, and a table of eight costs $500. Tickets must be purchased by March 25 at chocolateaffair.net or by calling 615-449-7975.

 

April 3

Vietnam Veterans of America meeting

5 p.m.

Chapter 1004 of the Vietnam Veterans of America in Lebanon will meet Monday, April 3 and the first Monday of each month in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural. Veterans start gathering about 4 p.m. for the 5 p.m. meeting. A free meal is served for all attending veterans and guests. Vietnam-era veterans are encouraged to attend for activities. Veterans interested in joining should bring a copy of their DD214. For more information, call Doc Kraft at 615-477-8088.

 

April 4 

Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet

6 p.m.

The Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet will be Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon. The 11th annual class of inductees into the Hall of Fame will be Dr. Sam McFarland, Hale Moss, David Tomlinson and AC Wharton. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased from Diane Major by calling 615-444-1890 ext. 3. Area businesses interested in becoming sponsors should also contact Major.

 

April 5

Wilson Habitat for Humanity Houses of Hope Luncheon

11:30 a.m.

Wilson Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual Houses of Hope luncheon Wednesday, April 5 at the Capitol Theatre at 110 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m., and the program starts at noon. Demetria Kalodimos, news anchor for WSMV Channel 4, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend. 

 

April 6

Wilson Books from Birth Imagination Dinner

6:30 p.m.

The annual Wilson Books from Birth Imagination Dinner will be Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. Table of eight sponsors are available for $250. For more information or to sponsor a table, call 615-444-5586.

 

April 8

American Legion Auxiliary No. 281 Tree Sale

9 a.m.

The American Legion Auxiliary No. 281’s seventh annual tree sale will be Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Juliet First Baptist Church at 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road. There will be 25 types of trees to choose from, and each will be $17. For a list of trees, to order or for more information, visit Mt. Juliet City Hall or contact auxiliary president Kathy Leedy at aux281@comcast.net or 615-288-2971.

 

April 11

Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281 meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281 will meet Tuesday, April 11 and the second Tuesday of each month at Rutland Place at 435 N.W. Rutland Road in Mt. Juliet. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.‚Äč All veterans are invited to attend. An American Legion Auxiliary Unit is also part of the post. New members are welcome to join. Former members or transfers from other posts are also invited to join. For more information, contact Pat Unger, commander, at 615-210-6156.

 

April 12

Solar Workshop for Business Owners

10 a.m.

LightWave Solar will hold a solar workshop for business owners Wednesday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at Little Seed Farm at 1275 Whippoorwill Road in Lebanon. LSF is known for its award-winning, small-batch soaps and skincare, made by hand on its solar-powered farm with organic olive and coconut oils and fresh goat’s milk from happy goats. The solar workshop will explain the benefits of installing solar, including the financial incentives for commercial solar projects such as the 30 percent federal tax credit, accelerated depreciation, USDA’s 25 percent grant for eligible businesses and TVA’s solar program. The presentation will highlight a one-year payback model with financing. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/at-little-seed-farm-solar-workshop-for-businesses-tickets-32604542063?aff=es2.

 

April 18

National Chill Out Day

3 p.m.

The city of Lebanon will celebrate National Chill Out Day on Tuesday, April 18 from 3-4 p.m. at Lebanon City Hall, 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. Free Kona Ice will give away free shaved ice in honor of the end of tax season.

 

April 20

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 meeting

6 p.m.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 in Lebanon will meet Thursday, April 20 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.

 

April 21

Leadership Wilson Alumni Luncheon

11:30 a.m.

The annual Leadership Wilson Alumni Luncheon will be Friday, April 21 at Baird Chapel on the Cumberland University campus. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at leadershipwilson.com.

 

April 22

Watertown Mile-Long Yard Sale

7 a.m.

The spring version of the Mile-Long Yard Sale will be Saturday, April 22 throughout Watertown. For more information, call yard sale coordinator Jim Amero at 615-237-1777 or visit watertowntn.com.

 

Roar Run 5K

8 a.m.

The ninth annual Byars Dowdy Roar Run 5K will be Saturday, April 22 at the school. A one-mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m., and the 5K will start at about 8:45 a.m. For more information or to register, visit byarsdowdy.org.

 

April 27 

Battle Flag Ranch Stand Up for Veterans

6 p.m.

The third-annual Stand Up for Veterans comedy and dinner fundrasier will be Thursday, April 27 at Life Assembly Church at 555 Pleasant Grove Road in Mt. Juliet. The event will benefit Battle Flag Ranch, which helps families of veterans find the emotional ceasefire they need to once again band together and re-engage life as a united front. Comedian Jonnie W. will return as the featured entertainer. Tickets are $50 each. For more information, visit battleflagranch.com.

 

April 29

Community Yard Sale

7 a.m.

A community yard sale, featuring more than 20 vendors, will be Saturday, April 29 from 7 a.m. until noon at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet. There will be clothes, toys, furniture, tools and more. Vendor sports are $20 each, which will include two parking spaces. Registration is open at mjparksandrec.org.

 

Spring Fest in the Grove

8 a.m.

Spring Fest in the Grove will be Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fiddlers Grove Historic Village in Lebanon. The Baddour Parkway Arboretum and Gardens will have a plant sale. Alan Windham, plant pathologist, will also be there to answer questions about plant diseases. Local artisans and vendors will be on hand to sell their handmade items such as goat milk soap, homemade doggie treats, blacksmith items and more. The event will be free. For more information, call 615-547-6111.

 

A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival

Noon

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival will be Saturday, April 29 from noon until 6 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon. Sample Tennessee wines and specialty foods, attend wine and food seminars, shop from local crafters and sample craft beer. For more information or to buy tickets, visit mjchamber.org.

 

The People’s Agenda

POLICY: Items for the Government 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 government meetings and government-related events. 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.

 

March 20

Lebanon Special School District Board of Education special called meeting

8 a.m.

The Lebanon Special School District Board of Education will meet in a special called meeting Monday, March 20 at 8 a.m. at the central office at 701 Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon to discuss a pending lawsuit regarding the liquor-by-the-drink tax. 

 

Wilson County Ag Extension Committee meeting

4:30 p.m.

The Wilson County Ag Extension Committee will meet Monday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ag Extension office on Baddour Parkway in Lebanon. 

 

Lebanon City Council work session

6 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet Monday, March 20 at 6 p.m. in a work session at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

 

March 21

Wilson County Sports Authority meeting

5 p.m.

The Wilson County Sports Authority will meet Tuesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse. 

 

Watertown Planning Commission meeting

5 p.m.

The Watertown Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, March 21 at 5 p.m. at Watertown City Hall at 8630 Sparta Pike.

 

Lebanon City Council meeting

6 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. 

 

March 22

Preliminary Lebanon Planning Commission meeting

4:15 p.m.

The Lebanon Planning Commission will meet in a preliminary meeting Wednesday, March 22 at 4:15 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. 

 

March 25

Lebanon City Council work session

8:15 a.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet in a work session Saturday, March 25 at 8:15 a.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. to discuss the proposed budget for the Public Works Department.

 

March 27

Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet City Commission will meet Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road. A public hearing will be at 6:15 p.m.

 

March 28

Lebanon Planning Commission meeting

5 p.m.

The Lebanon Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. 

 

March 30

Lebanon Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

4 p.m.

The Lebanon Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, March 16 at 4 p.m. at the Upton Heights administrative office.

 

West Side Park at Hamilton Springs public comment meeting

6 p.m.

The initial design for the new West Side Park at Hamilton Springs will be available for public comment and feedback during an open house Thursday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. Refreshments will be served. Citizens are invited to attend the open house, review the park’s design and features and provide their feedback.

 

April 3

Wilson County Board of Education meeting

6 p.m.

The Wilson County Board of Education will meet Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the central office at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

 

Lebanon City Council work session

6 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet in a work session Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

 

April 4

Lebanon City Council work session

4 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet in a work session Tuesday, April 4 at 4 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

 

Lebanon City Council meeting

6 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. A public hearing will be at 5:55 p.m.

 

April 6

Lebanon Developers Task Force Team meeting

8 a.m.

The Lebanon Developers Task Force Team will meet Thursday, April 6 at 8 a.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. 

 

April 10

Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet City Commission will meet Monday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road. A public hearing will be at 6:15 p.m.

 

April 11

Lebanon City Council work session

5 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet in a work session Tuesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. to discuss the proposed budget for the Lebanon Municipal Airport, Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, Human Resources Department, Lebanon Fire Department and Jimmy Floyd Family Life Center.

 

April 17

Lebanon City Council work session

6 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet in a work session Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

 

April 18

Lebanon City Council meeting

6 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. A public hearing will be at 5:55 p.m.

 

April 24

Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet City Commission will meet Monday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road. A public hearing will be at 6:15 p.m.

 

April 25

Lebanon City Council work session

5 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet in a work session Tuesday, April 25 at 5 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave. to discuss the proposed budget for the mayor, legal, finance, MIS and compensation departments.

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