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Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Editor’s Note: Send Happenings events to evtpub@lcs.net.


The Highland Rim Chapter of the TN Ornithological Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center. Jack Carman, noted author and photographer of Tennessee wildflowers, will present “The Wildflowers of Lincoln County.” The program, co-hosted by Jim and Rachel Harwell, Rhonda Seitzinger, Jamie Dennis, and Eugene Ham, will be followed by refreshments.


Vietnam Era Veterans will meet Thursday, Feb. 8, at Legends of Shelbyville. Guest speaker will be Jon Jaques, a Murfreesboro certified public accountant who was a U.S. Navy submarine sailor. A Dutch meal will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow. All American veterans and anyone interested are invited to attend. For more information, call Tom Taylor at 931-684-2557.


Lincoln Hospice is hosting a Lunch and Learn at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center on Friday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. to discuss volunteering with Hospice.


The Annual FCE Sweetheart Cake Bake, a fundraiser, will be held Friday, Feb. 9, at the Ralph Hastings Building on East Davidson Drive. Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor some of the best bakers in the countywide competition. For details, call UT Extension Office at 931-433-1582, FCE reporter Lisa Ritter at 931-993-4236 or any FCE member.


Benefit Steak Dinner for Sam Ragan of Sam’s Place will be held Saturday, Feb. 10. Plates are $25 and include steak, potato, roll and salad – it’s carry-out only with pick-up from 4-5:30 p.m. at American Development Corp. at 821 William D. Jones Blvd., Fayetteville. Tickets available at the Bank of Lincoln County’s West College branch. For information, call 931-607-5616 or 931-703-2309.


The Elora Community Center will have live music from Kickin’ Country Band, along with special guest singers, on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available from the kitchen. Admission is free.


The Third Annual Night of Hope Ball, fundraiser for the Lincoln County Relay for Life, will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Sacred Stone Event Center at 47 Hawthorn Lane. The cost is $50 per couple. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Tracy Holder at 931-227-8744.


The Lincoln County High School Career & Technical Education Department (CTE) Open House will be held 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, for students, parents and the community. Guests will meet teachers, see classrooms and discover opportunities available for students.


Lincoln County Schools presents “A Transition Fair: Life after High School” for students with disabilities and their caregivers. The event will be held at Lincoln County High School on Feb. 15 from 5 until 7 p.m. Door prizes and refreshments will be served. Anyone who is a caregiver to an adult with a disability in Lincoln County is welcome to attend.


Soup Luncheon, benefiting Southern Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic, will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.


Lady Falcons Softball Booster Club’s 19th Annual Steak and Shrimp Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Lincoln County High School. For tickets and information, call 931-675-2727.


Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at South Central Human Resource Agency for the benefit of the American Heart Association. The speaker will be Cenchrea Lanier, a nurse practitioner with St. Thomas Medical Partners. Tickets are $15 and seating may be reserved by calling Brie King by Feb. 19 at 931-438-7620 or emailing brie.king@lincolnhealthsystem.com. The event is sponsored by Lincoln Health System and the American Heart Association.


The Marine Corp League’s 23rd Annual Ham Breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Masonic Lodge. For tickets and information, call 931-433-6885.


Dickie Bolles Benefit, featuring dinner, an auction and entertainment, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Fayetteville Elks Lodge 1792. Tickets, $10, each are on sale now at the Elks Lodge and Ivy Wreath. Dickie was diagnosed with bone and liver cancer, and is facing mounting medical bills.


The Friends of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Library’s Spring Gala and Auction will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Library. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased at the main office of the Bank of Lincoln County or at Carter’s Drug Store or Bagley and Bagley Insurance on the square. The event will feature silent and live auctions, with auctioneer John Hoagland serving as auctioneer. Blue Velvet will also be performing.

Regular events

Overeater’s Anonymous meets each Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Classroom 207, at 200 North Elk, Fayetteville. Compulsive overeaters and food addicts are invited to attend.  Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a diet club. There are no dues or fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. View the website at www.oa.org or call 433-4215 for more information on the Fayetteville OA meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held each Monday (closed meeting) at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 106 East Washington; each Thursday (open) at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene; and each Saturday (open) at 9 a.m. at West End Baptist. For more information, call (931) 227-7908.


Weekly Saturday night dances are held at the American Legion Post 42, 2007 Wilson Pkwy., from 7-10 p.m. The dance is open to the public. 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 $6 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 $4 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. Cordelia Tanner is the exercise instructor. For more information, call (931) 433-7271 or stop by the center at 908 West Washington Street.


The Elk River Book Club, sponsored by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, meets the last Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are facilitated by local author Betty Bolte. Join in for lively discussions of what individual members are currently reading. For information, call the library at 433-3286 or visit www.flclibrary.com.


Southern Middle Tennessee Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron meets every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the second floor at the Ellington Airport in Lewisburg. Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force for ages 12 and up, volunteers whose missions are emergency services, aerospace, education and cadet programs. Contact Jeff England at 931-637-2923 for more information.