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The first meeting of 2018 for Retired Teachers will be Thursday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Shoney’s on the Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville. Jack Towry will be the speaker, and he will share information as to what is available to those who may be interested in exploring their own personal history. All retired teachers are encouraged to attend and visit with others who shared your profession.
The John R. Massey Camp 152 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Fayetteville Municipal Building. Guest speaker will be Cathy Wood of the Giles County UDC chapter, speaking on Black Confederates.
Vietnam Era Veterans will meet Thursday, March 8, at Legends of Shelbyville. Jim Probasco, who is one of the group and a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, will be the speaker. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a Dutch meal. All veterans of all eras are invited to attend. For more information, please call Tom Taylor at 931-684-2557.
Notable Women in Medieval History Lecture Series, a free five-week series, will continue from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through March 29 at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Library, 306 Elk Ave. North.
Elk Valley Crafters’ Spring Craft Show will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Lincoln County High School. Visit elkvalleycrafters.com for details.
Spring Forward with Daylight Saving Time starts officially at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Turn your clocks forward one hour to 3 a.m. Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, Nov. 4.
Lincoln County FCE’s Third Annual Casseroles and More Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Ralph Hastings Building.
Country ham breakfast at Andrew Jackson Lodge #68, located off Thornton Taylor Parkway in Fayetteville, will be held Saturday, March 17, from 6 until 10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults. Kids under age six eat free. The price includes a drink. Take-out orders are available. For tickets, call Jack Highfill at 931-993-8171 or Charles Gault at 931-433-6959 or 931-625-9018.
The 32nd Annual Fabulous Fifties Show, “Road Trippin’”, will be is set for performances at 7 p.m. March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 and at 1:30 p.m. on March 17, 18 and 24, at 900 South Main Avenue in Fayetteville. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12, and free for children ages 3 and under if held by adult. Ticket outlets are Bagley & Bagley, Bank of Lincoln County, Carter’s, CB&S Bank, FLC Chamber of Commerce, First Commerce Bank, First National Bank, and the Lincoln County Trustee’s Office. Out of towners can call 931-433-3933 to reserve tickets.
Country ham breakfast will be held Saturday, March 31, from 6 until 10 a.m. at Howell Community Center, located at the former Howell School off Lewisburg Highway. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children. Price includes drink. You may eat in or carry out. Proceeds go toward the upkeep of the community center. For information, call 931-224-9108.
The inaugural Farmers Insurance Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon (13.1 miles) will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8, beginning in downtown Tracy City. In conjunction with the event, a Mountain Goat Trail Run (five miles) and Walk (two miles) will begin at 10 a.m. at Pearl’s Fine Dining between Sewanee and Monteagle on Saturday, April 7. For details, visit Active.com.
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.