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Silver & Gold Band to play Thursday night
The Silver and Gold Band from McMinnville will be performing an Easter program at Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided after the progam. Come celebrate Easter with us. For directions or more info, call Brother Bobby at 615-653-8175.

"The Boys Next Door"
Arts Center of Cannon County.
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 18 & 19 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are available online at and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.


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.

Rememberence 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.

Short Mountain Trading Post
accepting applications
The Short Mountain Trading Post will be accepting vendor applications for their Thursday Farmer's Market soon to begin. Watch for the announcement of starting date and time. Call: Savannah at 615:464-7824 for info and sign up.

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

PARQ Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, April 29
PARQ (Preserve our Area’s Rural Qualities) will be holding our quarterly meeting at 6:30 P.M., Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 373 Old Woodbury Pike Readyville, TN. 37149
This meeting is our annual election of officers. One position on the Board of Directors is open.
Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served! 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 or 563-8088.

Banks Cemetery
Sunday, April 27
The annual meeting for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be held on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Financial information will be presented, trustees and officers will be elected and other business will be discussed. Please come and take part in the upkeep of the cemetery.

Solar Energy Lunch & Learn for Farmers & Rural Businesses
Wednesday, April 30
LightWave Solar will host an event to explain the benefits of adding solar photovoltaics (PV) to farms and rural businesses. The presentation will cover the basics of solar energy including system components, costs, and a breakdown of the available incentives, including TVA's solar buyback program, which still has limited capacity for 2014, and the USDA REAP grant which covers up to 25 percent of system cost. The USDA is now accepting grant applications, and USDA Rural Development representatives will be present. The event is free, and lunch will be provided!
Wednesday, April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Art Center of Cannon County
1424 John Bragg Hwy
Woodbury, TN 37190
Please RSVP to Grace Robertson at 615-641-4050 x104 or

Relay for Life
Thursday, May 1
Moonlite Drive-In
The Cannon County Relay for Life at the Moonlite Drive-In in Woodbury, from 6 to 9 p.m. Contact Wendy at Stones River Hospital (615) 563-7207 or email:

Gassaway Community
Fish Supper
Saturday, May 3
A community-wide fish supper is set for Gassaway Community Center for 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Jazz Fest
Friday, May 2-3
Murfreesboro Square
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the best of local, regional and nationally-known jazz musicians in the shadow of the Rutherford County Courthouse. Area high school bands will perform Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, the performance schedue runs from 11 a.m – to 9:30 p.m. with featured acts including Kevin Whalum, Dara Tucker, Music City Swing and the 129th Army Jazz Band.

IDB meeting
Tuesday, May 6
At 6 pm: Industrial Development Board Meeting at the Cannon County Arts Center

Spring Fling
on the Square
Friday, May 9-10
Spring Fling On The Square in Woodbury welcomes you to shop the many stores and eat at the unique café’s on and around the square in Woodbury. Contact The Old Feed Store Antique Mall at (615) 563-2108 for further information.

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.

Chamber “After Hours”
Tuesday, May 13
at Cannonsburgh
4:30 pm: Cannon County Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” Mixer at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro. Showcasing businesses and events available in Cannon County. Contact the Chamber at (615) 563-2222 for further information.

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.

‘Care and Share Days”
Monday, May 26
Adams Memorial Library
Adams Memorial Library will be open Monday, May 26 for researchers only. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knock on the front door and someone will let you in to share Cannon County Family History. For information call Peggy Tate at 615-563-5910 or email



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