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The Petersburg Farmers Market will be open Thursday, Oct. 17, from 2 until 6 p.m. at Morgan Park.
The Ardmore Public Library Historical Room will once again be filled with memories from the past from Ardmore’s neighbors. At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, the Tennessee Neighbors that will be discussing their communities. These will include Pam Bottoms of Blanche, George Newman who was born in Bryson, Margaret Smith of Cash Point, Ann Smith of Elkton, and Dodie (Robin) Hargroves Liles of Prospect.
Lincoln County High School’s Homecoming Parade will be held in downtown Fayetteville on Friday, Oct. 18, beginning at 1:45 p.m.
The Petersburg Parks and Rec Spooktacular will be held at Morgan Park on Friday, Oct. 18, from 5 until 8 p.m.
Petersburg Heritage Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, in downtown Petersburg. Admission is free. Call (931) 993-1780 for information.
Howell Community Center is sponsoring a Country Ham Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6 until 10:30 a.m. All proceeds go toward the upkeep of the community center building. Breakfast for adults is $8 and for children, $4. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a good country ham breakfast with family, neighbors and friends. The Howell Community Center is the former Howell School off Lewisburg Highway in Howell.
A Barbecue Cook-off will be hosted by Fayetteville Recreation Department and the Tennessee Barbecue Association on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Stone Bridge Park in Fayetteville.
The 2013 Lincoln County Heart Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Patrick Rehab and Wellness Center. This year’s walk will be held in memory of the late Vernon and Mary Katherine Spurlock and in honor of Jimmy Ellis and Bill Stovall. Registration will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the walk at 2 p.m.
Ardmore Public Library will be selling chicken stew and chili by the bowl with a drink for $3.50 during the Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m. You can also buy by the quart, $5, or the gallon, $20, to take home. Proceeds will benefit the Library’s Historical Room. Ardmore’s Friends of the Library will also have baked goods and drinks for sell inside. Other vendors’ wares will also be available.
The Lincoln County Citizen Action Network will have their monthly meeting next Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Fayetteville Municipal Building. The topic will be “The Koran – Inspired?” and will explore its textual history and origins. The meeting is open to students and adults concerned about issues of national security at the national, State, and local levels.
Halloween Happenings will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. at Stone Bridge Park in Fayetteville. Call (931) 433-6059 for more information.
A Homeschool Meet and Greet will be held at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 22, beginning at 5 p.m. Meet other homeschool parents and students. Get to know the library staff and hear about the resources the library has to offer. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
American Legion Fifth District dinner meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in Murfreesboro with Post 141 as host at the Saint Clair Senior Center, 325 St. Clair Street. Dinner is $10 per person. The program is American Legion Business and Membership. Reservations should be made by Oct. 17. Call James Sandman, commander, at (615) 975-4792, or mail Sandman at 219 Declaration Drive, Lascassas, 37085.
Fall Luncheon Fundraiser, hosted by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center, will be held Friday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Turkey and dressing and all the trimmings will be served. Carryouts are available. Tickets are $8. The event is catered by Miss Betty. For more information, call the center at 433-7271. The Senior Citizens Center is located at 908 West Washington Street.
A community picnic, in observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be hosted by Fayetteville Parks and Recreation on Friday, Oct. 25, at Stonebridge Park. Everyone in the community is invited to come, wear pink, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy each other’s company, and, of course, enjoy the park.
Kids Hunting for a Cure, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, in Lincoln County. Activities begin Friday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, with sign-in from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. An auction for items such as guns, apparel and hunts begins at 6 p.m. On Saturday, hunts begin an hour before sunrise, with a number of kids’ activities from 9-11:30 a.m. Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by more kids activities until 1:30 p.m. Deer weigh-in, awards, and a concert will get underway at 5 p.m.
Ninth Annual Re-Enactment of the Bell’s Route Trail of Tears Walk will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The procession will begin at the end of Adams Street in Fayetteville, with walkers gathering there at 9:30 a.m. A living history will be held on the square from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The Lincoln County High School Class of 1988 is holding its 25th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 26. More information is available at www.lincolncounty88.com.
Jack Daniel BBQ Cook-Off will be held in Lynchburg on Saturday, Oct. 26.
A community picnic, in observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be hosted by Fayetteville Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Stonebridge Park. Everyone in the community is invited to come, wear pink, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy each other’s company, and, of course, enjoy the park.
Pleasant View Cemetery Clean-Up Day will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A number of new rules have been adopted by the cemetery committee (see separate article), and folks have until Nov. 2 to dispose of any items that don’t comply. For questions, contact any member of the committee, which includes Brian Carter, Tracey Duke, Pam Bryson, Odessa Dangerfield, Gwen Foxx, Amenia (MeMe) Landers, Jinson Knott, Joyce Eady, and Darrell Dangerfield.
Flintville Elementary School is holding its Fall Festival on Nov. 8. This is a fun night for the whole family. Games, including fishpond, spooky school mare, cakewalk and others, will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. A turkey and dressing dinner will be served from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., there will be special drawings and a basket auction starting 7:30 p.m.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Moving Wall” will be in Benton County on Oct. 31-Nov. 4. On Saturday, Nov. 2, there will be a veterans’ celebration ceremony, which will include a flyover by the 1st Squadron of Warbirds of America. Events begin at 8 a.m. with the Rolling Thunder leading the “Run to the Wall” into Camden from Union City. Location is at the Benton County Industrial Park. Event is free, and the wall is open for 24-hour viewing. Visit www.bentoncountycamden.com.
Daylight Savings Time begins, as time “falls back” one hour on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Host of Christmas Past will be held Nov. 8-10 in downtown Fayetteville. On Friday the festival will be underway 5-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with all day activities and entertainment, and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. with the Home Tour and limited events. For details, visit www.hostofchristmaspast.com or call (931) 433-7006.
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.