Happenings for Sept. 11 edition

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm

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.

Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library. For information, call (615) 741-1883 or visit www.civilwar.tsla@tn.gov.

Lincoln County Retired Teachers meet on Thursday, Sept. 12, at noon at Shoney’s Restaurant. Jerry Winters, representative for the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association at the state capitol, is the featured speaker. All retired teachers are welcome.

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.

The Mearse family reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Flintville Community Center. Everyone is urged to bring a covered dish to the event. For more information, contact Effie Harmening at 931-937-8002 or Luke Mearse at 931-433-6034.

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.

Charlie Hutton Advanced Horsemanship and Reining Clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. Hosted by Riverdale Farms, 314 Eldad Road, Fayetteville). Stalls, RV hookups and trail riding will be available. Lunch is included with clinic fee. Emphasis will be on basic exercises to improve communication between you and your horse. The cost is $125 for riders and $25 for auditors. Call for details and registration at (931) 675-1542.

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 Breakfast Buzz will be held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Shoney’s. Hosted by the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the event offers businesses an opportunity to tell about their services and background during a roundtable event. Call (931) 433-1234 for information.

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.

Fall Triple D Schooling Show (Classical, Western & Gaited Dressage) will be held Sept. 21-22. Hosted by Greystone Riverdale Events and Riverdale Farms, 314 Eldad Road, Fayetteville, the show will include classical, western and gaited dressage schooling. Jenni Hogan is the judge. Stalls and RV hook-ups available. A lunch vendor will also be on the grounds. Free admission. For information, visit www.greystoneriverdaleevents.com, www.riverdalefarms.net, or contact Kim Carpenter, show manager, at (931) 452-9225.

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.

Fourth Annual Imagination Library 5K and One Mile Fun Walk will get underway at 8 a.m. at Stonebridge Park. Call (931) 433-5633 for information.

Songwriter’s Benefit for Corey Buckner will be held Sept. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the bandstand on the Lincoln County Courthouse Lawn for Corey Buckner. For information, contact Ron Hackett.

Music in the Park series continues with Southern Crossroads Band at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Stonebridge Park in Fayetteville. Concessions will be available.

Camp Blount Bicentennial Celebration will be held at Stonebridge Park. Friday, Sept. 27, will be student day, while Saturday, Sept. 28, will be open to the public. Events, demonstrations, and portrayals will get underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continue throughout the day until 5 p.m. with the camps close to the public. For information, call (931) 433-2921.

Regular events

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.

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