St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church invites the public to the Healing Arts Project Inc. (HAPI) Art Show. Viewing is open to the public on Thursday, June 19, and Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 24, from 2 until 6 p.m. HAPI provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addictive recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors. For additional information about the local show, call Marcia Ruffing at (931) 433-3992.
The 49th Annual Southern Weekend of Art will be held Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, at Stone Bridge Park in Fayetteville. On Friday, the Arts and Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., followed by a free concert from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., and the show will be from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Snowbird will be the guest reader on Wednesday, June 25, at 2 p.m. for the Fayetteville/Lincoln county Summer Reading program. Snowbird will read fun books about penguins, then meet and greet his fans! Kids are reminded to bring their cameras or phones to take a cool photo of themselves and “the bird with the word.”
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church invites the public to the Healing Arts Project Inc. (HAPI) Art Show. Viewing is open to the public on Thursday, June 26, and Saturday, June 28, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. HAPI provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addictive recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors. For additional information about the local show, call Marcia Ruffing at (931) 433-3992.
Blanche Community’s Freedom Festival will be held on Friday, July 4, at Blanche School from 4 p.m. until dark. Fireworks will be on display after dark. There will be live music, a patriotic musical, tractor and car show, door prizes, dunking booth, games, a train ride, obstacle course, puppets, crafts and hot dog eating contest and more. In addition, there will be concessions available with food, popcorn and snow cones.
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, July 10, and will feature Lincoln County’s Dr. Farris Beasley, local military historian. For information about the Vietnam Era Veterans organization or veterans’ events, call Tom Taylor at (931) 684-2557.
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, July 12, at 8:30 a.m., at Mike’s All American Diner, 1842 North Main Street, above the Shelbyville Walmart. For information about the breakfasts or the veterans group, call Tom Taylor at (931) 684-2557.
Tater & Melon Day will be held Saturday, July 26, at Boonshill Community Center. The event includes dinner and a show. Dinner will begin at 4 p.m. with barbecue chicken, baked potato, cole slaw and watermelon. The show begins at 6 p.m., with Jacob Painter, Jeff Whitlow and the Old Barn Band, and the featured entertainment Daryle Singletary performing. Tickets are $20 per person; 12 and under will be admitted free. There will also be activities for the kids, including a balloon bounce. For information, call Greg Dunn at (931) 307-3594.
Miss/Master Crape Myrtle Pageant will be held Saturday, July 26, at the Ardmore Annex Building. Competition is open to girls through age 19 and boys through age 5, and you do not have to be a resident of Ardmore. For more information, call the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce at (256) 278-5524.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held each Monday (closed meeting) 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.
Family Caregiver Support Group meetings for Alzheimer’s and other dementias are held 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.
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.
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.