Happenings for Aug. 28 edition
Music in the Park series will feature Five O on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. at Stone Bridge Park in Fayetteville. The concert is free, and folks are invited to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy music under the stars.
Riverdale Farms Hunter, Jumper with Combined Test Schooling Show will be held Saturday, Aug. 31. Hosted by Riverdale Farms, 314 Eldad Road, Fayetteville, combined testing start at 8:30 a.m. and traditional hunter/jumper classes start at 9:30 a.m. Stalls and RV hook-ups available, and concessions available on the grounds. If you don’t have a horse, you are still welcome to enjoy the weekend watching the horses and riders. Free admission. For information, visit www.riverdalefarms.net or contact Karin Miles, show manager, at (256) 783-3640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual McBurg BBQ Day is set for Saturday, Aug. 31, beginning at 11 a.m. BBQ by the sandwich, pound or plate will be sold from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available. Activities include a beauty pageant, baby crawling contest, corn hole tournament, cakewalk and music, as well as a big water slide and train ride for kids and face painting. For more information, call Tammy Carpenter at 931-732-4451 or Keisha Bradford at 931-625-3631.
Howlin’ for the Dogs, a benefit for the animals of Lincoln County, will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Howell Community Center on Old Schoolhouse Road, five miles north of Fayetteville on the Lewisburg Highway. A live auction will begin at 5 p.m., and among the items being auction is a week’s vacation in a Panama City Beach condo. Serving will begin at 4 p.m., with meals provided by Howell Country Cookers. The cost is $8 for a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, chips, drink and dessert, or $6 for a hot dog, baked beans, chips, drink and dessert.
Howell Community Center is sponsoring a sale of whole Boston Butts on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is $35, and the proceeds will be used toward the Howell Community Center’s building fund. For tickets or information, call (931) 224-9108. The community center is located off Lewisburg Highway in Howell.
The Highland Rim Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society meets Tuesday, Sept. 3, at First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma. Business meeting at 6 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 and a talk at 7 p.m. by Polly Rooker about Barn Owls. Then Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. is Swift Night out at the Tullahoma High School parking lot. Bring a chair and binoculars and watch chimney swifts dive by the thousands into the school’s chimney. Visitors are welcome to both the club meeting and the Swift Night Out. For directions or carpool information, contact Lisa Trail, club president, at (931) 728-6045.
Gates open for the 109th Lincoln County Fair, on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. All you can ride for $20, including fair admission, concert, and armband. The 13th Annual Barbecue Cook-off is at 11 a.m. Kohlwater performs at 7 p.m., Craig Campbell at 8 p.m., and Gretchen Wilson at 9 p.m.
Fall Classic Dressage Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8, hosted by Greystone Riverdale Events and Riverdale Farms, 314 Eldad Road, Fayetteville. This is a Level 2 sanctioned dressage show with Charlotte Trentleman out of Florida as the judge. Concessions are available on the grounds. Free admission. For information, visit www.greystoneriverdaleevents.com or www.riverdalefarms.net, or call Kim Carpenter, show manager, at (931) 452-9225.
Quarter Horse, Pony and Mule Races get start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Lincoln County Fair. Gate admission is $7, with all-you-can-ride armbands for $20 from 1-5:30 p.m.
Challenge of the Super Bulls Bull Riding at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Lincoln County Fair. Gate admission is $7.
Harness races at the Lincoln County Fair get underway at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Evening harness races will begin at 7 p.m. Gate admission $7, and it is also Senior Citizens Day.
Demolition Derby will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Lincoln County Fair. Harness races will also be held at 2 p.m. Gate admission is $7.
Harness Races at 2 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Lincoln County Fair. Gate admission is $7. It is also LCF Sponsors Coupon Night, and it’s all you can ride, $15 with a coupon or $20 without a coupon.
Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Lincoln County Fair. Harness races will also be held, beginning at 2 p.m. Gate admission is $10.
Fifth Annual Run for Ella, a 10K and 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Walk, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Cotton Mill Preserve, 240 Shelbyville Highway. For more information, visit runforella.com.
Final day of the 109th Annual Lincoln County Fair is Saturday, Sept. 14. Gate admission $10 and $20 for an all-you-can ride armband. Harness races at 1 p.m. with antique tractors between races, 4 Miles Gone at 7 p.m., Payton Taylor at 8 p.m. and Colt Ford at 9 p.m.
The 15th Annual McBurg Trail Ride will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, with pullout at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, which includes a meal and ride. A chicken supper will be served from 6 until 7 p.m., and there will be drawings for prizes. A negative Coggins is required for horses. For more information, contact Jamie Jones at 931-625-5077. A rainout date is scheduled for Sept. 22.
A District 2 Town Hall meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Petersburg Town Hall. All citizens are invited to attend. The meeting is hosted by commissioners Grady Reavis, Ben Brown, and John Thorpe.
The Class of 1993 will hold its 20th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. On Friday a family picnic will be held at King Park at 6 p.m. Everyone should bring their own food and drinks for the evening. On Saturday the reunion will be held at the Fairgrounds beginning at 7 p.m. (BYOB). Cost is $30 per person or $60 per couple, if paid in advance. Make checks payable to Class of 1993 and include an email address on the memo line. The cost will be higher at the door. Mail checks by Aug. 21 to Kim Bills Taylor, 150 W. Thompson Lane, Apt. 0301, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.
Northeast Alabama Craftsmen’s Association and 250 Craftsmen and artists will hold its Fall Craft Show Sept. 20, 21, and 22 at the Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Ala. This is a tax-exempt organization benefiting Huntsville charities. On Friday and Saturday the show will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. in the VBC South Hall, 700 Monroe Street. There is no admission fee. Featured will be many arts and crafts, jewelry, room decor and more. For information contact Annie Hannah, show chairman, at (256) 880-7967
Fourth Annual Imagination Library 5K Run and One-Mile Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Stone Bridge Park on the Thornton Taylor Parkway in Fayetteville. Late registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with the 5K starting at 7 a.m. and One-Mile Walk at 8 a.m. Awards at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 for the 5K, or $30 the day of the race; and $10 for the walk; T-shirts are $15. For registration forms, visit www.active.com or go by Patrick Rehab Wellness, US Bank, or Fayetteville High School. To become a sponsor, call Helen Fussell at (931) 580-3081.
Petersburg’s Cool Autumn Night Cruise In will be held Saturday, Sept. 21. The cruise-in parade will begin at 4 p.m.; parade line-up is at 3 p.m. at Morgan Park. The event will feature vendors, door prizes and more. Playing live will be Tom Dixon. For information, call (931) 659-9826 or Bridgette Smith at (931) 625-0590.
31st Annual Polly Crockett Festival will be held Sept. 20-22 in Cowan, with arts, crafts, food, music and fun. There will be a Civil War camp, skillet toss competition, petty zoon, Boy Scout regatta and more. For information, call (931) 967-6788 or visit franklincountychamber.com.
Family Caregiver Support Group meetings for Alzheimer’s and other dementias are weld the first Wednesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. at 101 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma. RSVP to Home Instead Senior Care at (931) 454-2202.
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 (931) 433-7271 or stop by the center at 908 West Washington Street.