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Board of Mayor & Aldermen
Tuesday, May 5
The Board will meet at City Hall beginning at 7 PM.

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The Big Payback
Tuesday, May 5
The Arts Center of Cannon County is participating in The Big Payback sponsored by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Kharis Foundation. This event will begin at 12:00 AM and continue for 24 hours giving the public the opportunity to donate to the
Arts Center, which is celebrating 25 years of bringing quality entertainment to a community theater that offers so much to Cannon County. You can donate amounts from $10.00 and up by going to TheBigPayback.org or www.artscenterofcc.com

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Music Night at Cannon County Senior Center Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.
Music Night at the Cannon County Senior Center will be held Friday, May 8 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Rode West Band will be featured. Admission is $5.00

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Down On The Farm Day
Friday, May 8
Sponsored by the UT Extension Office, Farm Bureau and Farmers Co-Op will be held at the Pemberton Arena at the Fair Grounds in Woodbury. A learning experience for 4th graders regarding Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and More. Events will begin at 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM and volunteers are needed. Contact Sarah Malone at the UT Extension Office 615-563-2554 for further information.

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Comedy Night
Friday, May 8
The Comedy of Steve Bruner with special guest Tim Northern will take center stage at Arts Center, this is a family friendly event and
something different presented by the Arts Center, show begins at 7:30. Call 615-563-2787 for further information.

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Spring Fling
Friday and Saturday
May 8 and 9
Several Merchants On The Square & close by will hold their annual Spring Fling offering Discounts, Door Prizes & Surprises. Shop these participating Merchants: Antique's & More, Antiques On The Square, Jennings Jewelers, Reed's Furniture, I'll Be Back Antiques & Gifts (on High Street) & Old Feed Store Antique Mall (on Water Street) The Gathering Place Café will be open for lunch. Remember Mothers Day is May 10th and Hanging Baskets & bedding plants are in abundance at I'll Be Back Antique's & Gifts and The Old Feed Store Antique Mall.

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School House Rock
Saturday, May 9 and 16
School House Rock will liven up The Arts Center with the toe-tapping music, kids will have a blast and adults will love this nostalgic trip back to the 70's. Shows will begin at 2 P.M. on both days and this one is fun for the entire family. Tickets are available on line at www.artscenterofcc.com or call 615-563-2787.
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Annual Mule Show
Saturday, May 9
Saturday May 9th---Mules, Mules and more Mules will take over the Pimberton Covered Arena at the Old Fair Grounds, gates open at 11 A.M. This event is sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Mule Skinners Assoc. Contact Andy Duggin at 615-624-1708 for further information.

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Mike Mayfield Golf Scramble
Saturday, May 9
Mike Mayfield Golf Scramble hosted by Football Boosters Club will be held at Willow Brook Golf Course in Manchester. Lunch at 12PM, shotgun start at P.M.. Contact Melodie Daniel at 615-542-1286 or Bruce Daniel at 615-542-2112 for all the details.

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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, 2015
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.

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Community Prayer Meeting
Wednesday, May 13,
6:00 p.m. on the Square
Local churches will be holding a prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m. on the public square on Wednesday, May 13. The purpose of this meeting is to pray for a successful event during Good Ole Days, for safety and the well-being of all those who visit our county and those who participate in the events. Come be a part of this prayer time.

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Good Ole Days
Friday, Saturday, May 15-16
Good Ole Days and Cannon Ball Events will take over the square in Woodbury, events kick off at noon on Friday and continue until late in evening. Enjoy, Beauty Pageants, Baby Show, Dog Show, Entertainment, 2 stages, Vendors (Food & Craft), 5K Run, School Events at Dillon Park, Parade and much, much more. Contact the Senior Center at 615-563-5304 for further information.

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Graduation
Friday, May 22
Cannon County High School Graduation will be held at the Football Field beginning at 7 P.M.

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Cruise-In on the Square
Saturday, May 23
Cruise-In On the Square begins at 3 P.M., all cars and trucks welcome, enjoy music, door prizes, trivia contests and more. Contact John Barker at 615-542-4065 or Anthony Rogers at 615-653-5834 for further information.

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Battle of the Bluegrass
Saturday, May 23
Battle Of The Bluegrass pulling series will be hosted by the Mooretown Fire Hall located at 473 Hollow Springs Rd. Woodbury beginning at 6:00 PM featuring Tractors & Trucks. Contact Michael George at 615-542-0282 for further information.

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Memorial Day Trail Ride
Saturday, Sunday & Monday May 23, 24,& 25th---The Cannon County Walking Horse Assoc. will hold their Memorial Day Trail Ride. Horse and rider will leave the Fairgrounds in Woodbury at 11 A.M. and ride to the campgrounds located on Short Mountain. For additional information visit the website at www.ccwhaoftn.info

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Southern Fried Nuptials
The Arts Center
Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 29, 30 & 31st---The Arts Center presents "Southern Fried Nuptials", a comedy that will keep you laughing long after you go home. Shows begin at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday. The Blue Porch Restaurant will be open if you wish to make it dinner and a show. Contact 615-563-2787 for further information.

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Decoration Day at
Beechgrove New Cemetery
Sunday, May 17
Beechgrove New Cemetery will have Decoration Day Sunday, May 17. Meeting is at the Beechgrove Presbyterian Church beginning at 2:00 p.m. Speaker will be Dr. John Vile of Beechgrove Presbyterian Church.
For more information, call 931-394-2387.

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A Southern Celebration
Benefiting We Care Cannon
Saturday, May 30
A Southern Celebration, benefiting We Care Cannon, will be held at 6 p.m. rain or shine at the Cove on Maple Drive in Houston Hills, Woodbury.
The event will feature a live auction and live Bluegrass music. Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 15.
Tickets are $50 per person at Farm Bureau, First National Bank or Woodbury Funeral Home. RSVP to wecarecannon@gmail.com or 615-491-1784 or 615-496-3543. The event is being held in honor of Ms. Wilma Adams.

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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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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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