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"The Boys Next Door"
Arts Center of Cannon County.
Opened April 4
This very funny yet very touching play focuses on the lives of four mentally challenged men who live in a communal residence under the watchful eye of a sincere, but increasingly despairing, social worker. Filled with humor, the play is also marked by the compassion and understanding with which it peers into the half-lit world of its handicapped protagonists.
Show times and dates are April 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 pm and April 13 at 2:00 pm
Tickets are available online at and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.

Coming Soon
Farmer’s Market
Savannah is scheduling interviews with potential craftspeople during the next few weeks. Be so kind to notify her at 615-464-7824 regarding when you can meet with her. Also, call her if you wish to be part of the Thursday Farmer’s Market.


Gospel Meeting
Church of Christ at Wood
Sunday April 6-9
Bro. Richard Bowman, Berea Church of Christ in Warren County, will be guest speaker. Bro. Johnny D. Reed will be song leader at the Church of Christ at Wood, 99 Sally Parton Road, Woodbury. Sunday: Bible study at 10 a.m. Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday 7 p.m. A fellowship meal will follow the Sunday morning service.

Adams Memorial Library Roast
Thursday, April 17
Adams Memorial Library Roast at 7 p.m. at Cannon County High School. Contact (615) 542-1289 for information. Charlie Harrell is the honoree.

Lions Club Princess Ball
Friday, April 18
The Lions Club Princess Ball 6 p.m. at the Cannon County Senior Center. Contact Kim Smithson at (615) 563-2554 for information.

County Commission
Saturday, April 19
Cannon County Commission meets at 10 the Cannon County Courthouse.

Remberance Day Ride
Saturday, April 19
Cannon County Walking Horse Association Rememberence Day Ride at the campgrounds on Short Mountain beginning at 11 a.m. Check out the website at for further information.

Fish or Chicken Dinner
Clear Fork UMC
Saturday, April 12-13
Clear Fork United Methodist Church on Big Hill Road in Gassaway will hold a catfish or chicken tender dinner with choice of pinto, white or green beans, hush puppies, cabbage slaw or veggie salad. French fries, dessert and drink. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m.

Car Show
Saturday, April 26
Cruis’in On the Square in Woodbury. Begins at 2 p.m.

Farm Day
Friday, May 9
The 12th Annual Farm Day hosted by the Cannon County Farm Bureau and University of Tennessee Extension is scheduled for Friday, May 9 at the Cannon County Fairgrounds. Farm day is a fun filled, exciting opportunity for 4th graders throughout the County. This hands-on event will give them a feel of life on the farm. 4-H'ers will see and learn about exciting things such as: Animals, Animals, Animals!!!, Creek Creatures, Forestry, Planting Plowing and Harvesting, Farm Equipment, Barnyard Olympics, Soils and much more.

“The Reluctant Dragon”
Arts Center of Cannon County.
Friday, May 9-10
The Reluctant Dragon
Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 10 at 2: p.m.
What happens when a dragon moves into the neighborhood? Find out in this delightful play based on the story by Kenneth Grahame. Our dragon, as magnificent as any dragon who ever took the stage, is not the fearsome type. He, like the boy who befriends him, is more interested in art and poetry. The villagers, however, assume that they are in grave danger and send for Sir George, the renowned dragon slayer to save them. With the boy’s help, Sir George learns that the dragon poses no threat to anyone, but to keep the villagers happy, he and the dragon stage a mock battle with great showmanship.
Directed by Miriam Lee, The Reluctant Dragon features Cody Rutledge as the Dragon. Cast members include Christian Bare, Aaron Gray, Hattie Fann, Amanda Sullivan, Phil Mote, Miriam Lee, Maya Denning, Hannah Taylor, Beau Gibbs and James Bessant.

Largest One-Day Mule Show
Pemberton Arena
Saturday, May 10
Mule Skinners Association’s Largest One Day Mule Show at the Pemberton Covered Arena at the Fair Grounds in Woodbury. Contact Andy Duggin at (615) 624-1708 or visit the website at

County Commission
5 p.m. Tuesday, May 13
Cannon County Commission meets at the Cannon County Courthouse.

The Cannon Courier Hall of Fame
Arts Center of Cannon County
6:30 p.m. May 15
The Cannon Courier Hall of Fame & All-Sports Awards Banquet at The Arts Center of Cannon County. Purchase tickets by May 12th by calling (615) 563-2512.

Good Ole Days
Woodbury Public Square
Starts at noon, Friday, May 16-17
Good Ole Days sponsored by the Cannon County Senior Center on the square, in Woodbury, enjoy entertainment, food, pageants, vendors, parade, craft booths and more, vendors will be needed. Sponsored by the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, contact (615) 563-5304 for information.

Midnight Riders
Arts Center of Cannon County
Saturday, May 24
7:30 pm: Midnight Riders (An Allman Brothers Tribute band) in concert at the Arts Center of Cannon County.

Memorial Day Trail Ride
Saturday, May 24
Memorial Day Trail Ride Ride leaves the fairgrounds in Woodbury at 11 a.m., ride to the campgrounds on Short Mountain. Enjoy riding, camping, horse show, dancing, food and more. Visit the Website at for further information.

Cruis’in On the Square
Saturday, May 24
Cruis’in On the Square 3 p.m. in Woodbury.


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