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The Annual Martin Luther King Unity Banquet, hosted by Mary’s Chapel AME Church, where the Rev. Ernest Latham is pastor, is set for Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Charles Gleghorn Community Center. Carryout plates will be available at 4 p.m. The banquet will begin at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Rev. Andrew Henderson and the Male Chorus from St. Paul’s Wales Missionary Church from Giles County. The donation is $10. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the church. The public is cordially invited.
The Kirby-Smith 327 UDC will have its first chapter meeting of the year on Saturday, Jan 18, at the Franklin-Pearson House in Cowan. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. with optional lunch immediately following. The chapter is an award-winning woman’s heritage organization dedicated to preserving the memory to those that served in the War Between the States. For more information, go to www.kirbysmith327.com. Everyone welcome.
The Lincoln County Middle School Tennis Team will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center at 1203 Winchester Hwy, Fayetteville. The team is open to all students in the Lincoln County and Fayetteville City school systems as well as home-schooled children in grades five through eight. For more information, contact Amy Higgins at email@example.com or (931) 993-9572.
A Dodge Ball Tournament Benefit for Dwayne White will be played Saturday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. at Fayetteville High School. Dwayne, who has cancer, is a communications officer with the 911 Center, and proceeds will go toward his medical expenses. General admission to the tournament is $5, and donations will be accepted. The community is invited to come out and watch local firemen, police, sheriff’s department, and Tennessee Highway Patrol officers, and Emergency Medical Services personnel battle it out! Concessions will be available, and a silent auction will be held. Other teams are also being sought to play. The team fee, for a team of six to eight players, is $100, and the deadline to sign-up is Jan. 15. For more information or to register a team, contact Steve Spray at (931) 993-7754 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Kelly Yorba at email@example.com or Kaye Cowley at (931) 703-0249.
The Humane Society of Lincoln County will have a general membership meeting in the auditorium of the Fayetteville Municipal Building at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21. All are welcome.
The Friends of the Library Winter Gala will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 6 until 8 p.m. Wine and heavy appetizers will be served. There will be a silent auction and music by Blue Velvet. Tickets are available at the Bank of Lincoln County and at Carter’s Drug Store.
Leadership Lincoln will host its annual Alumni Chili/Soup supper at the Washington Street Church of Christ on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. All Leadership Lincoln alumni are invited and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to June Towry by Jan. 23 at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 931-433-8406.
The 4th Annual Wine Tasting presented by the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society will be held Jan. 25, from 7 until 9 p.m., at the Franklin County Country Club. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Light hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction will be held. For tickets or more information, contact Gloria Hart at 962-0500 or Gail Hansen at 967-2012. Proceeds raised benefit STLS Scholarships for Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln and Moore counties.
17th Annual Lincoln County Sweetheart Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 2 p.m. in the gym of Fayetteville High School. Sponsored by the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the pageant is open to girls from newborns to age 18. The application deadline is Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. For information, call (931) 433-1234.
K-oZZ Live and Blake Freeman will perform at The Basement, 301 East Market Street, Fayetteville, on Saturday, Feb. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, and all ages are welcome. K-oZZ and Freeman are two hip-hop acts from the Middle Tennessee area. The performance celebrates Freeman’s signing to Panic Pop, and K-oZZ’s release of his new music video, “My Dream.”
Veterans are invited to attend monthly breakfasts hosted by Vietnam Era Veterans on the second Saturday of each month. The next one is set for Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8:30 a.m., at Mike’s All American Diner, 1842 North Main Street, above the Shelbyville Walmart. For more information about the breakfasts or the veterans group, call Tom Taylor at 931-684-2557.
Vietnam Era Veterans’ monthly evening meetings will be held at Mike’s All American Diner, 1842 North Main Street, Shelbyville, on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The next meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, and will feature Aaron “Butch” Marsh, a former Boston Patriots pro football player. For more information about the Vietnam Era Veterans organization or veterans’ events, call Tom Taylor at 931-684-2557.
A benefit and auction for Adrionna Hadley, an eight-year-old who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age one, will be held Feb. 15 at the Charles Gleghorn Building from 4 until 8 p.m. Adrionna will undergo brain surgery at Vanderbilt Hospital on Feb. 24. Cash donations may be made at any Regions Bank in the Christy Flynt Family Benefit Account.
All American veterans are invited to weekly breakfasts hosted by Vietnam Era Veterans. Breakfast is held at the new “Base Camp”, Mike’s All American Diner, 1842 North Main Street, Shelbyville, each Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. No reservations are needed, and it will be Dutch treat. For more information about the breakfasts or the veterans group, call Tom Taylor at 931-684-2557.
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, and each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. at The Basement, located at the corner of East Market and Franklin 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.