By mtjulietintern

Community Calendar

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.

Jan. 12

Town News

7:30 a.m.

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Town News meeting Friday, Jan. 12 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the chamber office at 149 Public Square in Lebanon. Mayor Bernie Ash, Ward 4 Councilor Chris Crowell and Lebanon police Sgt. P.J. Hardy will be the speakers.

Centerstage Theatre Co. presents “The Meeting”

7:30 p.m.

Centerstage Theatre Co. will present “The Meeting,” a play by Jeff Stetson and directed by Mitchell Vantrease about a meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, on Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the June and Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center at Cumberland University in Lebanon. Tickets are $15 each and available at Iddy & Oscar’s on the Lebanon Square or brownpapertickets.com. A talk back with the director and cast will be after the performance.

Mt. Juliet Chamber Community Development meeting

7:45 a.m.

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce will hold its community development meeting Friday, Jan. 12 from 7:45-9 a.m. at the chamber office. Hear firsthand about local development projects in the community. The guest speaker will be Clay Banks, regional director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Breakfast will be served. Online registration is required for seating at mjchamber.org.

Jan. 13

World Classic Martial Arts Open Championship

8 a.m.

The World Classic Martial Arts Open Championship will be Saturday, Jan. 13 at Cumberland University. Admission will be $10 per person. For more information, call 615-788-7544 or visit worldclassicmartialarts.net.

Unity March

9:45 a.m.

The Roy Bailey African American History Center and Museum will present the sixth-annual Unity March on Saturday, Jan. 13 starting from Cedars of Lebanon Baptist Church, 211 Beard Ave, at 9:45 a.m. with the annual brunch to follow at Pickett-Rucker United Methodist Church in Lebanon. The group will recognize some special guests and make special presentations.

Anti-Bully Defense Clinic

10 a.m.

The free Anti-Bully Defense Clinic will be Saturday, Jan. 13 from 10-11:30 a.m. for 7-12 year olds and from 1:30-3 p.m. for 13-17 year olds at Success Martial Arts Center at 1443 W. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. The clinic is designed to arm children with confidence, learn basic self-defense techniques and raise social awareness. For more information, call 615-443-4783.

Centerstage Theatre Co. presents “The Meeting”

7:30 p.m.

Centerstage Theatre Co. will present “The Meeting,” a play by Jeff Stetson and directed by Mitchell Vantrease about a meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the June and Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center at Cumberland University in Lebanon. Tickets are $15 each and available at Iddy & Oscar’s on the Lebanon Square or brownpapertickets.com. A talk back with the director and cast will be after the performance.

Jan. 14

Blood Drive

12:30 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Sunday, Jan. 14 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Round Lick Baptist Church at 745 W. Main St. in Watertown. Those who come to give will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To give blood, download the American Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS to make an appointment or for more information.

Jan. 15

Blood Drive

Noon

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Monday, Jan. 15 from noon until 4 p.m. in the Wilson County Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. Those who come to give will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To give blood, download the American Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS to make an appointment or for more information.

Breast Cancer Friends Support Group

6:30 p.m.

The Breast Cancer Friends Support Group will meet Monday, Jan. 15 and the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Hill Church of Christ on the corner of West Main Street and Maple Hill Road in Lebanon. Those who have had breast cancer in the past or are currently dealing with it are welcome to attend. Dr. Evan Pridmore will speak on specific chiropractic adjustments to remove inflammation and irrigation of the nervous system, helping to restore overall health. For more information, call 615-390-8684 or 504-1147.

Jan. 17

Mt. Juliet Chamber Connection Luncheon

11:15 a.m.

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce will hold its chamber connection luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 11:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Rutland Place. The guest speaker will be Mayor Ed Hagerty, who will give his State of the City address. Early registration is $18 by Jan. 16 at noon or late and non-member registration is $23. Registration is required at mjchamber.org.

Jan. 18

Mt. Juliet Chamber Business and Leadership By the Book

11:30 a.m.

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business and Leadership By the Book meeting Thursday, Jan. 18 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the chamber office at 2055 N. Mt. Juliet Road. Mt. Juliet police Chief James Hambrick will share insights from his book, “Red, White and True, Living Your Faith in the Workplace in America.” Registration is required at mjchamber.org.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 meeting

6 p.m.

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

Watertown Chamber Business Mixer

8 p.m.

Sun Graphics will open its doors for a mixer Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7-9 pm for community members to get to know them better. The event is part of a monthly plan to have mixers in Watertown on the third Thursday of each month at various businesses so the community can get to know more of what Watertown has to offer. There will be door prizes and refreshments provided. The Watertown Chamber of Commerce and The Edge newspaper will sponsor the events. Those who plan to attend should bring plenty of business cards and a dollar bill.

Fiddlers Grove Model Train Club

7 p.m.

The Fiddlers Grove Model Train Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 18 and each third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Fiddlers Grove Train Museum at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. This is an all-scale model railroad club. During the meeting, everyone will share their knowledge and introduce the hobby to folks new to the interest. The Train Museum has an extensive O-gauge layout and a small HO-scale layout with plans to expand the HO track. The club is open to anyone interested in model train railroads. For more information, contact Ron Selliers at trainslayer53@gmail.com.

Jan. 19

Batch and Bushel Showcase

Noon

The Batch and Bushel Showcase will be Friday, Jan. 19 from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon. The event will feature live music, activities for children, samplings of local spirits, food pairings and more. It will be a celebration of the homemade and the homegrown.

Jan. 20

Batch and Bushel Showcase

10 a.m.

The Batch and Bushel Showcase will be Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon. The event will feature live music, activities for children, samplings of local spirits, food pairings and more. It will be a celebration of the homemade and the homegrown.

Jan. 22

Blood Drive

3 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Monday, Jan. 22 from 3-7 p.m. at Maple Hill Church of Christ at 102 Maple Hill Road in Lebanon. Those who come to give will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To give blood, download the American Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS to make an appointment or for more information.

Red Cross Recruitment for Disaster Action Team

6:30 p.m.

The Red Cross Disaster Action Team and general volunteer information sharing will be Monday, Jan. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at College Hills Church of Christ at 1401 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. The meeting will be in room 302 in the fellowship hall. Participants should enter through the Witt Family Center. For more information, call Jim Coe at 615-218-7522 or Vicki Atknson at 615-521-6981.

Jan. 24

Stroke Support Group

11:30 a.m.

Anyone who has suffered a stroke is invited to the first stroke support group Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Saint Thomas Outpatient Rehabilitation at 108 Providence Trail in Mt. Juliet. Sylvia McLaughlin, stroke coordinator at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, will talk about dealing with the side effects of a stroke. Free food and drinks will be provided. To RSVP, call 615-553-9761.

Jan. 25

Blood Drive

12:30 p.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Thursday, Jan. 25 from 12:30-6 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church at 214 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. Those who come to give will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. To give blood, download the American Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS to make an appointment or for more information.

Jan. 26

Mt. Juliet Chamber Choice Awards

6 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce will present its Chamber Choice Awards on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon. Early-bird registration is $60 per person, and late registration is $70. A premium table for eight is available for $500. To register or for more information, visit mjchamber.org.

Feb. 3

Polar Plunge

8 a.m.

The annual Polar Plunge fundraiser for Wilson County Special Olympics will be Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center in Lebanon. Participants may register at polarplungetn.com or in person at the center. An award will be given for the best costume, and the top donor will receive a year membership to the center. For more information, call Rebecca Bennett at 615-453-7286.

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.

Jan. 11

Wilson County Ag Extension Committee meeting

5 p.m.

The Wilson County Ag Extension Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Extension office conference room.

Wilson County Public Works Committee meeting

6 p.m.

The Wilson County Public Works Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in commission chambers at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Law Enforcement Committee meeting

6 p.m.

The Wilson County Law Enforcement Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Lebanon City Council work session

6 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in a work session at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

Wilson County Minutes Committee meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Wilson County Minutes Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Steering Committee meeting

6:45 p.m.

The Wilson County Steering Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6:45 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Budget Committee meeting

7 p.m.

The Wilson County Budget Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Jan. 15

Wilson County Commission meeting

7 p.m.

The Wilson County Commission will meet Monday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in commission chambers at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Jan. 16

Lebanon Planning Commission preliminary meeting

11 a.m.

The Lebanon Planning Commission will hold a preliminary meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

– Staff Reports