POLICY: Items for the Community Calendar may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Rock the Block
Rock the Block, featuring food trucks, fashion and fun, will be Thursday, May 17 from 4-8 p.m. at the Lebanon Square. The event is sponsored by the Lebanon Square Merchants, city of Lebanon and Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery support group for overcoming hurts, hang-ups and habits, will meet Thursday, May 3 and each Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. at Fairview Church at 1660 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. For more information, call ministry leader Tony Jones at 615-972-6151.
Live Music Nights
The Mt. Juliet LifeWay Christian Store will hold its “Live Music Nights,” featuring the Fellowship Worship Band, on Friday, May 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the store at 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 300. For more information, call 615-758-3707.
Lebanon Senior Citizens Center Yard Sale
The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center will have an indoor yard sale Saturday, May 19 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the center at 670 Coles Ferry Pike in Lebanon. It will feature just about everything for sale. For more information, call 615-449-4600.
Wilson Central FFA Blue and Gold 5K Fun Run
The Wilson Central FFA will hold its Blue and Gold 5K Fun Run on Saturday, May 19 with registration at 7 a.m. and the race starting at 8 a.m. at Wilson Central High School at 419 Wildcat Way in Lebanon. Registration is open at active.com. For more information, contact Bonnie Holman at 615-417-2253 or email@example.com.
The first Historic Hustle, a one-three-mile walk and run through Lebanon, will be Saturday, May 19 from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Lebanon Public Square. The $25 registration fee will include entry and an event T-shirt. Children 16 and younger are free. Participants are encouraged to bring their pets. To register, visit historiclebanon.com.
Antique Tractor, Truck and Gas Engine Show
The Wilson County Antique Power Association will hold its 27th annual Antique Tractor, Truck and Gas Engine Show on Saturday, May 19 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. Gates will open at 8 a.m. The entrance to the show will be at the Fiddlers Grove entrance, about a quarter mile east of the main entrance. Signs will be placed at the entrance. The show will feature exhibits of antique tractors, gas engines, antique trucks, farm implements, corn meal grinding, blacksmithing and sawmilling. Several activities for all ages are scheduled throughout the day. Admission is free, however, donations will be appreciated. No fee will be charged for exhibitors. For more information on the show, contact Johnny and Debbie Mitchell at 615-444-6944 or Steve Koons at 615-449-5002.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Barbecue Fundraiser
Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold its annual barbecue fundraiser Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church at 522 Castle Heights Ave. at the intersection with Leeville Pike. Advance orders may be placed by calling Robert Powers at 615-804-1907 or the church at 615-444-7453. One-pound containers of barbecue will be available for $8 each or $40 for whole butts.
MOMS Club of Mt. Juliet-Lebanon Mother and Son Dance
The sixth-annual MOMS Club of Mt. Juliet-Lebanon’s Mother and Son Dance will be Saturday, May 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mt. Juliet Community Center at 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy. in Mt. Juliet to benefit Byars Dowdy Elementary School in Lebanon. The theme will be “a royal knight.” The cost is $20 per couple, $5 for each additional son and $10 for each additional mother or grandmother. For information on how to order tickets, visit facebook.com/mothersondanceofmtjulietlebanon. Tickets are also available in person at the Mt. Juliet Community Center.
Pentecost in the Park
Faith Lutheran Church will feature Christian bluegrass music Sunday, May 20 from 1-3 p.m. at Don Fox Community Park in Lebanon. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and to join in on the music and worship for “Pentecost in the Park.” Hot dogs will be provided. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and a dish to share. A freewill offering will be taken for Lebanon’s Compassionate Hands, which provides food and shelter to homeless people during the winter in Wilson County. The Bluegrass Mass on May 20 is a worship celebration that is offered at Faith Lutheran Church on the fifth Sunday of the month throughout the year.
Grant Cemetery Decoration
Decoration for Grant Cemetery will be Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Contributions to the cemetery fund may be mailed to Cheryl Henry at 2850 Ben Green Road, Lebanon, TN 37090.
Leeville Cemetery Memorial Service
The 93rd annual memorial service for Leeville Cemetery will be Sunday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Leeville United Methodist Church at 7019 Hickory Ridge Road in Lebanon. Anyone who would like to make donations toward the upkeep of the cemetery may send those in care of Thomas Carney to 705 West Hill Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087.
Wilson Bank & Trust Operations Center Ribbon Cutting
The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting and business before hours Monday, May 21 at 7:30 a.m. at the new Wilson Bank & Trust Operations Center at 105 N. Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. Breakfast will be included.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be Friday, May 21 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Wilson County Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Watertown Middle School Eighth-Grade Recognition Night
Watertown Middle School’s eighth-grade recognition night will be Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. A reception will follow in the school café. All eighth-grade students will be recognized.
Honoring America’s Flag
The West Wilson Exchange Club in Mt. Juliet and Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281 will hold the sixth-annual Honoring America’s Flag event during the Memorial Day weekend. Flags will be set out Thursday, May 24 and displayed from Friday, May 25 with a closing ceremony planned for Monday, May 28. The public is invited to attend and participate in the opportunity to show their support and love for the flag to buy and dedicate a flag in memory of or in honor of anyone. About 400 flags will be installed at the corner of North Mt. Juliet Road and Division Street, next to the train station. All funds raised from flag sales will be used to support charities in Mt. Juliet and Wilson County. To buy a flag or for more information, contact Nancy Britt at 615-289-7623 or Pat Unger at 615-210-6156.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be Thursday, May 24 from 12:30-6 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church at 214 Castle Heights Ave. in Lebanon. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Mt. Juliet Republican Women Headquarters Grand Opening
The Mt. Juliet Republican Women will hold a grand opening for its new headquarters Saturday, May 26 from 1-4 p.m. next door to Courtney’s Restaurant at 4066 N. Mt. Juliet Road. Candidates running in the next election will be available to meet, and campaign signs and materials may be picked up during the event.
Jones Hill Cemetery Decoration Day
Jones Hill Cemetery Decoration Day service will be held Sunday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the cemetery. For more information, call Janet Griffith at 615-464-7237.
Circle Players’ production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”
Circle Players’ production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 3 at 3 p.m., Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 8 at 3 p.m., Thursday, June 14, Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 17 at 3 p.m. at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre at 2301 Rosa Parks Blvd. in Nashville. Tickets are $20 for Friday-Sunday shows and $10 for Thursday shows plus $1.50 transaction-ticketing fee at circleplayers.net, 615-332-7529 or at the door, if available.
The People’s Agenda
POLICY: Items for the Government Calendar may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Wilson County Recreation Committee meeting
The Wilson County Recreation Committee will meet Thursday, May 17 at 5 p.m. in conference room 1 at the Wilson County Courthouse.
Wilson County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting
The Wilson County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Friday, May 18 at 9 a.m. in commission chambers at the Wilson County Courthouse.
Wilson County Planning Commission public hearing
The Wilson County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m. in commission chambers at the Wilson County Courthouse at 228 E. Main St. in Lebanon.
Wilson County Planning Commission meeting
The Wilson County Planning Commission will meet Friday, May 18 at
noon in commission chambers at the Wilson County Courthouse.
Wilson County Commission meeting
The WIlson County Commission will meet Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in commission chambers at the Wilson County Courthouse.
Wilson County Ag Extension Committee meeting
The Wilson County Ag Extension Committee will meet Tuesday, May 22 at 5 p.m. at the Extension office .
Wilson County Board of Education special-called meeting
The Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a special-called meeting Wednesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. at the central office at 415 Harding Drive in Lebanon.
– Staff Reports