Cannon Blast 1-12-2016
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Country Music Jam Session
Pocahontas Community Center
1st and 3rd Fridays
A country music jam sessions is set for the first and third Fridays of each month at the Pocahontas Community Center, 1441 Pocahontas Road, Morrison. Musicians sign up at 5:30 and the music starts at 6 p.m. Open to the public, spectators and dancers are welcome. Admission is free. For more info call Ray at 615-765-7835 or John 931-588-1229.
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Celebrate Recovery
For hurts, habits and hang-ups. Every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church.
Contact: Hunter Hay 615-542-2132
musclers66@yahoo.com
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Community Dinner
Sycamore Baptist Church
Sycamore Baptist, 7165 Sycamore Creek Road, will hold a community dinner the first Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations accepted with the funds going for a new church building.
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Cannon County Historical Society
Tuesday, January 12
The Cannon County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon County Senior Center, 609 West Lehman St., in the small dining area.
January, it seems, has become the annual "Show and Tell" meeting. In the past, "Show and Tell" has been a favorite with many members.
The featured presenters will be the members of the Historical Society.
Please bring anything you consider to be a matter of interest including family heirlooms, documents, pictures, books, old hand tools, historic relics or anything interesting to share. Please be prepared to "share a tale."
The Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and refreshments. Bring your favorites.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. Come and bring someone with you. And don't forget your "show and tell" item.
"Remember, everyone is welcome. Looking forward to seeing you January 12," said Joe Davenport, Historical Society president.
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PARQ to Meet
Tuesday, January 12
PARQ (Preserve our Area's Rural Qualities) will be holding our quarterly meeting Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 373 Old Woodbury Pike Readyville, TN.
Pot luck dinner will begin at 6:00 pm with the business meeting commencing shortly thereafter. Come and hear what is going on in your community or inform us of one of your interests.
If you are interested in attending please call to confirm time, place and possible weather challenges! 563-2200, 563-8088 or 409-6009.
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Internet and Wi-Fi Basics I and II
Tuesday, January 19 & Thursday, January 21 at 9:30 am
Internet and Wi-Fi Basics I and II for beginners will cover internet service for Woodbury including speed, costs, and data limits; Wi-Fi Basics; Privacy; internet browsers; and more. Please call Adams Memorial Library 615-563-5861 to sign up or for more information.
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Winter Reading Program Is Back!
(January 19-February 12)
Adams Memorial Library is bringing back the Winter Reading Program for teens and adults. Beginning January 19 continuing through February 12, you can read and enter to win exciting prizes. This year the program is being conducted according to how many PAGES you read rather than how many books. Track the pages you read, mark your reading slip, and after reading 1000 pages, turn in your slip to be entered into the Friday prize drawings. You don't have to finish a book to enter. If you're into reading thousand page tomes or two hundred page romances, you can enter as soon as you've read enough pages. What could be easier? Come in to either Adams Memorial or Auburntown Library. Sign up. Start reading. Every reading slip will be entered for the Grand Prize which will be drawn at the end of the program on February 12. Reading slips will be available January 19.

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Cannon County Community for Animals
Tuesday, January 19
CCCA will meet 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lions Club Building at the Cannon County Fairgrounds.
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Alcoholics Anonymous
If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours.
Call 615-653-7914.
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Let WIC Help You and Your Family
The holiday season can be a time for increased stress and worries about money. If your family is struggling, support for your health and your child's health is especially important. Tennessee WIC can help provide resources to ensure a healthy diet for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5. If you make less than $3,739 each month for a family of 4, please call the _Cannon County Health Department at (615)563-4243 to see if you qualify for this program and schedule an appointment today!
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Art Center Season Tickets
The Arts Center of Cannon County has set its 2016 season with tickets going on sale Nov. 2. Season Tickets are just $60 for six shows. The 2016 Season features:
Memphis, The Musical- The Tony Award Winning Musical about the birth of rock 'n' roll in the turbulent 1950s.(Rated PG)
Always...Patsy Cline- The musical based on Patsy Cline's true story with 27 classic songs. (Rated PG)
Disney's The Little Mermaid- The all-new full length version based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name. (Rated G)
Rock of Ages- Take a trip back to the 1980s in this rock musical featuring the music of Journey, Whitesnake, Styx, Bon Jovi, and many more. (Rated PG13)
The Odd Couple- Neil Simon's classic buddy comedy. (Rated PG)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- The new stage musical based on the 1968 film. (Rated G)
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Volunteer Mentors Needed
for Local TN Promise Students
Cannon County's partnering organization for TN Promise needs 20 local volunteer mentors to work with high school seniors from the Class of 2016.
The time commitment is small, about one hour per month, but the impact is significant as volunteers assist students navigating the college-going process and encourage them to reach their full potential.
For more information about becoming a mentor, visit www.tnachieves.org or contact Graham Thomas at (615) 604-1306 or graham@tnachieves.org. The deadline to apply is Nov. 20, 2015.
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Donate Furniture for Starving Artists
The Short Mountain Trading Post is now accepting donations of used furniture and household items that folks no longer need. Our Starving
Artists appreciate these donations very much and are creating wonderful pieces from these throw away items. Call: Savannah at 615-464-7824.
Thanks so much !!
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"Wedding Dresses Through the Decades"
January 10-March 6
Oaklands Mansion
Step back to yesterday and see the common threads that weave together the lives of women through the decades in middle Tennessee and across the country. Enjoy traveling through time as you walk among over fifty gowns that are being placed on loan and exhibited, most for the first time. The "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit at Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro is presented in partnership with the Human Sciences Department of Middle Tennessee State University and sponsored in part by Encore Bridal & Formal Wear.
This includes wedding dresses from every decade: 1847 through today. Also on display is the 2008 handmade gown of Demetria Kalodimos which is an original design by Rosie Woodruff of Textile Fabrics in Nashville. Wedding gowns will be on display in Maney Hall and open to the public at Oaklands Mansion from January 10 through March 6, 2016. During this exhibit, guests will have the rare opportunity to view items from, not only the museum's collection, but also elegant and fashionable wedding dresses worn by ladies from Murfreesboro and around the country. Many of which have been stored for decades under beds and in the back of closets. The exhibit will be open during regular hours, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Groups of 20 or more may also schedule private after hour's viewings of the gowns by appointment, by calling Mary Beth Nevills at 615-893-0022. Admission to the exhibit is $8 per person and is open to the public. Group tour rates are available upon request. Special evening openings of the elegant and fashionable wedding dresses will take place on the following Friday evenings: January 22, February 5 & 19, and again March 4th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 279
Thursday, January 21
American Legion Post 279 will meet on Thursday, January 21, 2016,
at 6:30PM, at the Senior Citizens Center. (No meal will be served
prior to the meeting.
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Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, January 15
The Gilley Brothers will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.
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Bluegrass Music
Friday, January 29
Come hear free Bluegrass Music at Gassaway Community Center at 7 p.m. Friday, January 29. There is no cover charge.
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Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, February 5
Lonnie Jones and Tennessee Shine will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.
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UCHRA Announces Commodities Recertification
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency would like to remind those who receive assistance through the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, known as Commodities; it is time for recertification of their commodities card. With 2016 deliveries right around the corner, it is very important for recipients to recertify their commodity card with their local county offices prior to the first pick-up date.
Recertification date starts January 4th. First Distribution is February 11th.
If you think you or someone you know qualifies for this program, please contact the UCHRA office in your county for more information.
The UCHRA County telephone: Cannon County 615-563-2916
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Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, February 19
Slick Nickel will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.
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United Way Looking
for Baby Shower Sites
United Way's Community Baby Shower, in partnership with the Rutherford County Health Department presented by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, is set for February 5, 2016 at Patterson Park Community Center.
With a goal of 400 diaper bags, United Way is looking for companies and organizations to collect baby supplies for the Community Baby Shower.
A Team Leader Training for collection site representatives will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016, beginning at 8 a.m. at the United Way office.
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