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.
Hot Dog Supper and Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the McBurg Community Center. Supper will begin being served at 5 p.m., and the auction will begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the community center.
A surprise benefit appreciation service will be held for Mae Frances Abbot on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church. Despite being stricken with incapacitating illness, she continues her God-given mission of helping her family and friends any way she can. Her granddaughters, Sierra and Eboni Thomison, will host the benefit.
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.
Highland Rim Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society will meet Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tullahoma at 3536 New Manchester Highway (Highway 55). The business meeting will commence at 6 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a talk at 7 p.m. by Dr. Jim Harwell on his experiences birding in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Visitors are welcome. For directions or carpool information, contact club president Lisa Trail at (931) 728-6045.
Carriage House Players will present It’s a Wonderful Life, a play adapted for the stage by James W. Rodgers and based on the film by Frank Capra. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum Theatre. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 9 in conjunction with Host of Christmas Past. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Call the CHP Hotline at 931-433-1300 for information or tickets.
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.
Fayetteville Main Street will be hosting a “High Tea” the Saturday of the Host of Christmas Past on Nov. 9. A new menu will be served with lots of changes for those who attend “Lace, Linens & Luxury”. The High Tea will be held at two times, morning at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. in the afternoon. Tickets are $15 per person, with limited seating available at U.S. Bank, 220 East College Street. Call Fayetteville Main Street for tickets at (931) 433-7006.
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. Officially the time change occurs at 2 a.m. on Sunday. This is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
It’s A Wonderful Life is presented by Carriage House Players at 7 p.m. each evening Nov. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at the Lincoln County Museum. An afternoon performance is also set for 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the museum. For information, call (931) 433-1300 or visit carriagehouseplayers.com.
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.
Second Annual Kiwanis Reindeer Run will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library. The 5K begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by a one-mile walk at 8:30. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $12 for the walk. For information, call (931) 433-1234.
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.