The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is holding a Volunteer Certification class for anyone interested in helping Medicare beneficiaries understand and access their Medicare and related health insurance benefits. The two-day class will be held on the last two Wednesdays in June at the South Central Tennessee Development District offices at 101 Sam Watkins Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant. Potential volunteers must attend both sessions on June 19 and June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The certification process consists of 2 full days of classroom instruction and an additional 6 hours of one-on-one training with a SHIP staff member. Call 1-877-801-0044 to sign up for the classes.
A benefit supper and auction for Lucas, Alex and Lilly-Grace Stone will be held Friday, June 21, at Elora Community Center. Proceeds from the benefit will help the family with medical expenses. Supper will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. Supper plates are $7 each and consist of spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. An auction will be held at 7 p.m.
Hands of Mercy Back-to-School Mobile Pantry will be held Saturday, June 22, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, beginning at 11 a.m. Volunteers are being asked to come and help – they are asked to arrive by 10 a.m. Food boxes and backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to the first 250 families. Those wishing to receive the backpacks must also have their children present. Free haircuts, free vision and hearing screenings through the Lions Club, face painting and animal balloons will be a part of the day’s event. For information, call Tina Hudson at (931) 433-7604.
A Summer Book Sale will be hosted by the Friends of the Library from 8 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, June 22, in the basement of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library. The sale will include many good books in great shape. Prices range from 25 cents for most paperbacks to $2 up for hardbacks. The back door will be open for those wishing to park behind the library.
The 51st Annual Lynchburg Frontier Days Rodeo and Carnival will be June 20-22. Woody Anderson Ford of Fayetteville is the title sponsor of the eight-event rodeo which starts with a mutton bustin’ at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, a kids’ calf scramble each night, and fireworks during intermission Saturday. Tickets are on sale at Roy and Rodgers in Fayetteville. There will be a great carnival, a parade with prize money and ribbons and contests for cherry pie, babies, watermelon eating and dogs and goats. Street dancing Friday and Saturday nights and a live auction Saturday at about 12:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.lynchburgtn.com.
An Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, at 161 Wells Lee Road in Elora. Hosting the event, part of a statewide observance, will be Larry Goolsby, who has been operating amateur radio since 1972. His call sign is AA4JI-1B-TN. The public is welcome to come by during the field days, during which Goolsby will be taking emergency transmissions. For information, call (931) 227-8841.
Music in the Park with Stillwater Bluegrass Band will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Stonebridge Memorial Park in Fayetteville. The free concert will have concessions available and is presented by the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, City of Fayetteville and Fayetteville Parks Department.
Eastern bluebirds will be the focus of a program presented by Amy Clark of Decatur, Ala., on Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center on West Washington Street.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will have a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Oak Restaurant in Manchester. Commander Williams will open the meeting at 7 p.m. The program this month will be Richard Eugene Dix, a retired engineer from Arnold Air Force Base and a lifelong student of the War Between the States. He will talk about his grandfather and Co. C, 38th Georgia Infantry. Meetings are open to the general public. For program information and the most up to date information, check their website at http://www.tennessee-scv.org/camp72.
Carriage House Players’ Drama Camp 2, for ages 12 to 17, will be June 24-28 from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. at the Lincoln County Museum Complex. The cost of this camp is $30, and you may pay on Monday, June 20. In Drama Camp 2, CHP will again on team exercises, character building and stage direction, as well as basic lighting and set construction. To sign up for Drama Camp 2, call Brenda at (931) 703-1129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lettuce Do Lunch will be hosted by the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 28, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Mulberry Avenue, Fayetteville. The all-you-can-eat salads, dessert and beverage are $10. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Camp Blount Bicentennial Celebration. Tickets available at the Chamber, Bagley & Bagley, Bank of Lincoln County, CB&S Bank, Edward Jones-John Karby, Elk Valley Times, First Bank, First National Bank, His & Her’s Antiques, Lincoln Farmers Co-op, and Motlow College. Call (931) 433-1234.
Central High Class of 1963 will have its 50th reunion Saturday, June 29, at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Museum and Civic Center with social at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. For info, email email@example.com.
Triple D Schooling Shows will be held June 29-30 at Riverdale Farms in Fayetteville. The shows will feature gaited, western and classical dressage competitions, with Lori Hoos as the judge. For information, visit www.greystoneriverdaleevents.com or contact Kim Carpenter at (931) 452-9225.
The Annual Lincoln BBQ will be held on Thursday, July 4, at the Lincoln Community Center. All proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the Lincoln Cemetery. Pre-order barbecue by Wednesday, June 20, by calling 433-5366 or 433-8637.
The 13th West End High reunion will be on July 5-6 at the Fayetteville Recreation Center. To receive a letter with detailed information about the reunion, please contact Dot Daniel or call Freddie McKinney at (931) 625-9183. Reservation fees are due by June 22.
Tater & Melon Day will be held from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Boonshill Community Center, 22 Red Oak Road. The event will include a chicken dinner and music by Jacob Painter and his band, 4 Miles Gone, as well as Doug Stone. The cost is $8 for the meal only or $12 for the meal and show. For information, call Greg Dunn at (931) 307-3594.
Central High School Class of 1965 is having a “Birthday Bash” on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Museum. Tickets are $60 per couple or $30 single. Social is from 6 to 7 p.m., photos at 6:30 p.m., dinner from 7 to 8 p.m., and Four on the Floor will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. All members of the Class of ’65 are invited.
Central High School Class of 1978 will be holding its class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Dragonfly Gallery & Design, 125 Main Avenue South, from 7 until 10 p.m. The cost is $10 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door. Reservations and payment payable to Class of ’78 can be mailed to Carolyn Denton, 509 Mulberry Avenue, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Weekly Saturday night dances are held at the American Legion Post 42, 2007 Wilson Parkway, from 7-10 p.m. The dance is open to the public, and the facility is a nonsmoking building, though a smoking area is provided outside. Country Roads Band plays a mix of country, country rock and classic rock and roll music. The cover charge is $5 per person. The kitchen grill is open for the sale of sandwiches, fries and soft drinks. The American Legion is a nonprofit organization, and proceeds from the dances helps in the funding for the aide to the veterans of Lincoln County.
Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center’s Senior Dance is held each Tuesday from 1 until 4 p.m. Cover charge is $3 per person. A live band is on hand to provide music. Bring a dish to pass or just come and relax, listen to music, dance, eat and enjoy. The Senior Citizens Center is located at 908 West Washington Street, Fayetteville.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held each Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, located at 106 East Washington Street in Fayetteville. For more information, call (931) 227-7908.
Senior citizens’ exercise classes are currently being held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center. Denise Kendrick is the exercise instructor. For more information, call 433-7271 or stop by the center at 908 West Washington Street.