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.

Feb. 8

Women in the Lead

11:30 a.m.

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in the Lead luncheon, featuring Leslie Hayes who will speak on how to pitch yourself or your business, will be Thursday, Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Sammy B’s at 705 Cadet Court in Lebanon. Tickets are $15 per person. To RSVP, email tonya@lebanonwilsonchamber.com.

Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon Stroke Support Group

6 p.m.

A stoke support group will meet Thursday, Feb. 8 at Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon’s Rehab Center at McFarland at 500 Park Ave. in Lebanon on the ground floor in the McFarland conference room. Attendees may share experiences, exchange resources, socialize, gain knowledge, problem solve, give mutual support and empower. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve a spot at tennova.com under the events tab.

Lebanon High School Freshman Orientation

6 p.m.

Course orientation for the incoming Lebanon High School class of 2022 will be held Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. in the theater at Lebanon High School. Information on scheduling and registration will be discussed. 

#CUintheLibrary: How My Past at Cumberland Helped Shape My Future

6:30 p.m.

In honor of Black History Month, Cumberland University’s Doris and Harry Vise Library staff will present a speaker panel, “#CUintheLibrary: How My Past at Cumberland Helped Shape My Future,” on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Vise Library that will feature Cumberland University alumni, as well as a trustee. The event will be free and open to the public.

Feb. 9

Town News

7:30 a.m.

The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will present Town News on Friday, Feb. 9 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the chamber office at 149 Public Square in Lebanon. The guest speakers will be Lebanon Councilor Chris Crowell, Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash and Lebanon police Sgt. P.J. Hardy.

Southern Home and Garden Expo

4 p.m.

The Southern Home and Garden Expo will be Friday, Feb. 9 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon. It will feature everything needed to buy, build, remodel or decorate all under one roof. Admission will be free. For more information, call 615-443-6635 or visit wbthomegardenexpo.com.

Feb. 10

Wilson County Book Drive

8 a.m.

Leadership Wilson teamed with the Wilson County Schools’ backpack program to collect new or gently used books to donate to children from Sunday, Feb. 10 through Sunday-Feb. 18. The age-appropriate books will be distributed to prekindergarten through fifth-grade students. Drop-off boxes can be found at Providence United Methodist Church at 2293 S. Rutland Road in Mt. Juliet; Green Hill Church at 13251 Pleasant Grove Road in Mt. Juliet; the Church at Pleasant Grove at 555 Pleasant Grove Road in Mt. Juliet; West Hills Baptist Church at 1240 Leeville Pike in Lebanon; College Hills Church of Christ at 1401 Leeville Pike in Lebanon; First United Methodist Church at 415 W. Main St. in Lebanon; Fall Creek Baptist Church at 751 W. Main St. in Watertown; U.S. Community Credit Union locations at 2700 N. Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet and 1719 W. Main St. in Lebanon; and the Wilson County Schools Central Office at 351 Stumpy Lane in Lebanon.

Southern Home and Garden Expo

9 a.m.

The Southern Home and Garden Expo will be Saturday, Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon. It will feature everything needed to buy, build, remodel or decorate all under one roof. Admission will be free. For more information, call 615-443-6635 or visit wbthomegardenexpo.com.

Renew Wedding Vows at Watertown Square

10 a.m.

Renew wedding vows Feb. 10, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Watertown Square. Taylor Wood with Foul Vows Wedding Services will officiate the ceremonies. Professional photographers will be on hand to capture the special moments. There will be no cost for the ceremony, and no couple will be turned away. Donations will be accepted. Local artists will display their works in some of the buildings, antique stores will be open to browse, and the insurance office will feature an art gallery in it to visit.

“Time Changes Everything” Viewing at Wilson County Veterans Museum

2 p.m.

The documentary film, “Time Changes Everything,” about World War II aviators will be Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Wilson County Veterans Museum in Lebanon. The movie features Wilson County resident the late Hubert D. Clemmons Jr. The museum will open at 1 p.m. for free tours and to meet filmmaker Trey Semmes and the Clemmons’ family. The museum’s number of folding chairs is limited. Those who plan to attend should bring a folding or lawn chair.

Feb. 11

Blood Drive

8 a.m.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be Sunday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet. To make an appointment to give blood or platelets, by download the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Feb. 12

Wilson County Schools Rezoning meeting

6 p.m.

A community meeting to address questions and concerns regarding the anticipated rezoning of middle school students when Gladeville Middle School opens in 2019 will be Monday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at West Wilson Middle School. In addition, specifics related to a new high school in Mt. Juliet will also be discussed.

Feb. 13

Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281 meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281 will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13 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.​ 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.

Feb. 14

Heart of TN Antiques Show

5 p.m.

Opening night for the Heart of TN Antiques Show will be Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center, 945 w. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. The event features professional antique dealers from across the country specializing in country furniture, accessories, folk art, paintings, jewelry and more. General admission is $20 and includes finger food and a glass of wine. The event will continue Thursday and Friday with general admission priced at $15.

Wilson County Schools Rezoning meeting

6 p.m.

A community meeting to address questions and concerns regarding the anticipated rezoning of middle school students when Gladeville Middle School opens in 2019 will be Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Middle School. In addition, specifics related to a new high school in Mt. Juliet will also be discussed.

Feb. 15

Mt. Juliet Chamber Business and Leadership by the Book

11:30 a.m.

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce will feature Business and Leadership by the Book on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the chamber office. Mt. Juliet police Chief James Hambrick will share insight from his book, “Red, White, and True.” He will discuss living faith in the workplace in America. The program will be free, and lunch will be provided for a $5 donation.  Registration is preferred, as seating is limited, at mjchamber.org.

Glory Road at the Capitol Theatre

11:30 a.m.

In honor of Black History Month, the Wilson County Black History Committee will present the movie, Glory Road, on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre at 110 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Tickets are $5 each, and children younger than 7 will be admitted for free. Tickets are available at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office, from members of the Wilson County Black History Committee or at the Capitol Theatre box office one hour before the event.

Heart of TN Antiques Show

Noon

The Heart of TN Antiques Show will be Thursday, Feb. 15 from noon until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center, 945 W. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. The event features professional antique dealers from across the country specializing in country furniture, accessories, folk art, paintings, jewelry and more. General admission is $15.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 meeting

6 p.m.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5015 in Lebanon will meet Thursday, Feb. 15 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.

Cumberland Baseball Leadoff Dinner and Auction

6:30 p.m.

Cumberland University’s baseball team will hold its annual Leadoff Dinner and Auction on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the Benton Jennings Center on the Cumberland campus. The evening will include silent and live auctions of baseball memorabilia, as well as other donated items, with all proceeds benefitting the baseball program. Cumberland will honor two former players, Dr. Jon Franklin and Tim Hall, during the event. The cost is $25 per person. For more information or questions, contact head coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email whunt@cumberland.edu.

Steinway Piano Gallery Concert

6:30 p.m.

A free concert, featuring Dr. Ming Wang, Carlos Enrique, Diedre Emerson and Mark Schaffel, will be Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Steinway Piano Gallery at 4285 Sidco Drive in Nashville. To RSVP, contact Kristin Hoehne at kgodwin@steinwaynashville.com or call 615-373-5901.

Fiddlers Grove Model Train Club

7 p.m.

The Fiddlers Grove Model Train Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 15 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.

Feb. 16

Heart of TN Antiques Show

Noon

The last day of the Heart of TN Antiques Show will Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wilson County Expo Center, 945 W. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. The event features professional antique dealers from across the country specializing in country furniture, accessories, folk art, paintings, jewelry and more. General admission is $15.

Feb. 17

The Arc Tennessee Future of Disability Event

8 a.m.

A better future for people with disabilities will be the theme of an untraditional community seminar Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 a.m. at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville. Sponsored by the Arc Tennessee, “The Future of Disability, a Big Ideas Event” will bring together diverse presenters to share their experience, vision and call to action for a better future. Links to registration, agenda, session descriptions and presenter bios are available at thearctn.org. The seminar flier may be found at thearctn.org/Assets/Docs/Future-of-Disability-a-Big-Ideas-event.pdf.

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.

Feb. 8

Wilson County Judicial Committee meeting

4 p.m.

The Wilson County Judicial Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Feb. 9

Wilson County Road Commission and Urban-Type Public Facilities Board meetings

9 a.m.

The Wilson County Road Commission will meet Friday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. at the Road Commission office in Lebanon. The Urban-Type Public Facilities Board will meet immediately following the Road Commission.

Feb. 12

Lebanon Special School District Board of Education meeting

5 p.m.

The Lebanon Special School District Board of Education will meet Monday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. at the central office at 397 N. Castle Heights Ave.

Lebanon City Council work session

5:30 p.m.

The Lebanon City Council will meet in a work session, Monday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

Mt. Juliet City Commission meeting

6:30 p.m.

The Mt. Juliet City Commission will meet Monday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 2425 N. Mt. Juliet Road. A public hearing will be at 6:15 p.m.

Feb. 13

Lebanon Historic Preservation Commission meeting

5 p.m.

The Lebanon Historic Preservation Commission will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall at 200 N. Castle Heights Ave.

Wilson County Development and Tourism Committee meeting

5 p.m.

The Wilson County Development and Tourism Committee will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Feb. 15

Wilson County Animal Control Committee meeting

5 p.m.

The Wilson County Animal Control Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Education Committee meeting

5:30 p.m.

The Wilson County Education Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.

– Staff Reports