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Mother's support group
first Monday of every month, 6:00 p.m.
Join Us...First Monday of every month, 6:00 p.m. at the Cannon Community Church, 209 Murfeesboro Road, Woodbury.
This is a support group for mothers who have lost a child.
For more info, call 615-904-4115.
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Ceramic Exhibit and Sale
The Berger Gallery
Arts Center of Cannon County
Susan DeMay and Donna Rizzo present an exhibit and sale of their ceramics in The Berger Gallery at the Arts Center of Cannon County through April 30. Their works not only incorporate the usual idea of pottery as a functional art form, but also the notion that clay works are expressive art works.
The Berger Gallery is located inside The Arts Center of Cannon County and is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission to the exhibit is free.

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Vintage photos
sought for exhibit
The Cannon County Historical Society and The Arts Center are seeking framed vintage family photos from Cannon County Families. Images need to arrive framed, ready to hang with identifying information. The images will go on display in the Cannon Hall of the Arts Center beginning in April 2015 and will conclude with a closing reception in October 2015. There is room for 60 images which will be hung as soon as they arrive. Please contact Neal or Rachel at the Arts Center at neal@artscenterofcc.com or call 615-563-2787 for further information.

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Calling All Musicians
Saturday, April 18
The second annual James Stembridge and Friends Open Jam is set for Saturday, April 18 on the Square in Woodbury. The event is free and begins at 4 p.m. till ? Featured will be bluegrass, country and gospel music. Bring your instrument and a chair. Fun for the entire family, the open jam is in support of local businesses. Contact James Stembridge with any questions at 615-542-9035.

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Free Tree Seedlings
The Tennessee Division of Forestry has a limited number of tree seedlings available to the public for free. The species are yellow poplar, redbud and white pine. To reserve your seedlings, call the Forestry Division at 615-765-7373. They can be picked up at the Cannon County Division of Forestry Office at 4766 Hollow Springs Road.

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Auburntown Historical Society
Thursday, April 16
The Auburntown Historical Society will meet on April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Auburntown Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Mary Hughes will present the kindred connection between Auburntown families. There is an open invitation to anyone wishing to attend.

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Music at Senior Center
Friday, April 17
Come enjoy the music of the Gilley Brothers at the Cannon County Senior Center. Admission is $5. The event begins at 7 p.m.

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Cannon Co. Commission
Saturday, April 18
The County Commission will hold its meeting at 9 a.m. at the Courthouse.

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Chess Tournament
Saturday, April 18
The Cumberland County Chess Club will hold the 2015 Cumberland County Spring Open Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cumberland County Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Rd, Crossville, TN.
Visit online at http://www.cumberlandcountychess.org for more information.

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Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
Saturday, April 18
Arts Center of Cannon County
7:30 p.m. -- From the pastoral hills, hollers, shopping malls and interstate highways of Goodlettsville Tennessee, home of Bill Monroe, Bashful Brother Oswald, Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Keith Whitley and some living country music performers, comes the most entertaining "blast from the past" since Lester Moran and the Cadillac Cowboys. They're the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band - five guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth. Tickets are available at the Arts Center.

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Bird Visual Slide Show
Thursday, April 23
Cannon Senior Center
Come see the Tennessee Birds Visual and Auditive Representation on April 23 at the Cannon Senior Citizens Center.
Presented by Tennessee Wildlife Officer Mark Vance, the presentation features a slide show with 100 or more birds commonly found in the Volunteer State, including their calls.
From 1 to 3 p.m. on April 23, a show will be presented to Senior Citizen Center members. For those who wish to attend that are 60 years old or older, a sign-up sheet will be available at the Senior Center's front desk or email mark.vance@tn.gov.
From 6 to 8 p.m. on April 23 will be a viewing of the show that is open to all ages. Email with the number you plan to attend to mark.vance@tn.gov. Or call 615-203-4688.

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Annual Roast
Thursday, April 23
The Adams Memorial Library Annual Roast will be held at the Cannon County High School Cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m. The year Col. James (Jim) Stone will be on the hot seat. Enjoy a good meal and the fun that comes with roasting someone you know. Reservations are needed so contact Charlie Harrell at 615-542-1289 or the Adams Memorial Library at 615-563-5861.

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Princess Ball
Friday, April 24
The 8th annual "Princess Ball" sponsored by the Woodbury Lion Club will be held at The Senior Citizen Center, ballroom doors open at 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. What to wear? Dressy, semi-formal or princess attire. Advance tickets will cost $25 per couple and $10 for each additional girl that the escort brings.
This event is for girls 18 years or younger when accompanied by their father or father figure (grandfather, uncle or brother). Escorts must be 18 years or older. Please RSVP by April 17, tickets at the door will be $35 per couple. Contact Cliff Swoape at 615-653--7345 for further information. Enjoy dining, dancing and more.

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Denny Laine and the Cryers
Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Center of Cannon County
Denny Laine formally with The Moody Blues and Wings was Paul & Linda McCartney's main collaborator and co-founder of the band "Wings", which was one of the most internationally successful bands of the 1970s. Wings recorded some of the biggest hits of the 1970s including "Band on the Run", "Live and Let Die", "Jet", "With A Little Luck", "Another Day", "My Love", "Silly Love Songs", and many more. With Special guest John Salaway. Limited "Meet & Greet/Reserved Seating" tickets are available for this concert.
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Auburn Beta Club Horseshow
Justin Pemberton Arena
April 25th at 6 p.m.

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First Cruise-In
Saturday, April 25
The first Chamber of Commerce Cruise-In on the Square will be held on Saturday April 25 from 3 to 7 pm. There will be 6 cruise In's and sponsors are needed. Any business wishing to sponsor a cruise in will cost $40 which will pay for a cruiser of the month award chosen by the sponsor with their name on the award, the sponsor will choose the winning vehicle and present the award plus advertising on flyers, newspaper & radio. Please contact The Chamber of Commerce at 615-563-2222 or Anthony Rogers at 615-653-5834 if you would like to sponsor a cruise-in.

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Community Cookout Fundraiser
Saturday, May 2
3:00 until 7:00
Sycamore Baptist Church will hold a Community Cookout Fundraiser on Saturday, May 2 from 3 until 7 p.m. All donations accepted.
Sycamore Baptist Church is located off Hwy. 53 N at 7165 Sycamore Creek Road.

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Journey Tribute
Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Center of Cannon County
Resurrection - A Journey Tribute is a nationally recognized Nashville, Tennessee based Journey tribute band featuring a stellar lineup of accomplished Nashville musicians and an enhanced live production designed to recreate the look and feel of those magical Journey tours from the 1980s featuring Steve Perry.

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Family Flea Market
Saturday, May 2
The Short Mountain Trading Post will have their first Family Fun Flea Market on Saturday May 2nd from 10 to 5. Free unch for All. Those who wish to reserve their FREE market space need to call: Savannah #615-464-7824 as soon as possible.

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Dewdrop Jamboree
Saturday, May 9
This event is being organized and produced by local artists - Larry Martin (producer/songwriter/singer) and Pat Jackson (musician, retired - MTSU).
The Dewdrop Jamboree
6 p.m. ~ Saturday ~ May 9
Washington Theatre, Patterson Park
521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Tickets = $10 ~~ 615-812-8288
Nationally known, local, and up-and-coming artists in concert in a family oriented music variety show featuring classic country, bluegrass, gospel, rock 'n roll, Americana, and blues.
Visit our Facebook page at The Original Dewdrop Jamboree ~ https://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalDewdropJamboree?ref=hl

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Comedians
Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Center of Cannon County
Clean comedian Steve Bruner has been featured on Showtime, the A&E Network, ABC, MTV and on syndicated shows. Club appearances include The Comedy & Magic Club, The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, The Punchline, and The Ice House. Special guest Tim Northern appeared as a finalist on Star Search. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for students, seniors and groups and may be purchased by calling the box office at 615-563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at www.artscenterofcc.com.

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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 6pm. 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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Are you raising a relative child?
For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Developments District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.
A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children. This meeting will at the Cannon County Senior Center, 609 West Lehman St., Woodbury, TN 37190, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
For housing assistance while caring for a minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111

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