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You can always mark the coming of spring with loads of great community events during the months of May and June.

Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, Thursday, May 9
MTSU basketball coach Kermit Davis is guest speaker for the third annual banquet at 6 p.m. at Robert A. Harris gymnasium. The meal will be catered by Prater’s Barbecue. Tickets are $15 and available at The Cannon Courier.

Down on the Farm Day, Friday, May 10
Down on the Farm Day, sponsored by the UT Extension Office, Farm Bureau and the Farmers Co-op, at the Pemberton Memorial Arena at Woodbury’s fairgrounds. It’s a learning experience for fourth graders regarding agriculture, forestry, livestock and more. For information, contact the extension office at 615-563-2554.

Spring Fling on the Square, Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11
Downtown Woodbury businesses are planning a series of discounts, door prizes and special Mother’s Day deals on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. Participating retailers include Jennings Jewelers, Antiques and More, Antiques on the Square, Old Feed Store Antique Mall, Off the Hanger Consignment, Faith and Hope Consignment, Lelands Home Decore, Bean Patch, Briar Rose Florist and Paul Reed Furniture. You can get 10 percent off at these restaurants with a receipt dated May 10 or 11 from downtown businesses at Lion’s Den Pizza, the Gathering Place Cafe and Joe’s Place.

The Borrowers, Saturday, May 10
The Borrowers at The Arts Center of Cannon County, 7:30 p.m. 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury. Call (615) 563-2787 for information.

Cannon Historical Society, May 14
The Cannon County Historical Society will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Jennings Community Room of Adams Memorial Library. Gary Hancock will speak on the Gassaway community, past and present.

Good Ole Days, Friday and Saturday, May 17 and May 18
Good Ole Days and Cannon Ball Events will be held on the Square in Woodbury. Enjoy entertainment, food, pageants, baby shows, dog show, a 5K run, vendors, a parade, craft booths and more. Vendors can contact Connie Rigsby at 615-563-5304.

Ferrell Hollow Farm Open House, Saturday, May 18
Visit Ferrell Hollow Farm’s Senior Horse Sanctuary’s open house from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Refreshments, a silent auction and demonstrations of equine light and T-touch therapy will be offered. Tours of master craftsman Alan Daigre’s Fine Furniture and Wood Shop will be offered. On the web at
Run United 5K, Saturday, May 18
The 2013 Run United 5k hosted by The Avenue Murfreesboro to benefit United Way is set for May 18, 2013 at 7 a.m.. Early registration is $30 per person and ends May 1, 2013. After May 1, registration is $35 a person and participants will not receive a t-shirt. Registration is available at Teams of 10 can register for the 5k for $250 ($25 per person) by contacting United Way at 615-893-7303.
This year’s event will include a one mile fun run. Registration for the fun run is $15, and those registered after May 1, 2013 will not receive a t-shirt.
The event will also include a kid’s station with entertainment for children located in The Avenue’s central park area before and during the race.
The proceeds from the race will be invested into the local community through the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

Fairground Singing, Saturday, May 18
Gospel singing at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria from 10 a.m. until. Each group will have 30 minutes to perform.

Hike the Headwaters, Saturday, May 25
Hike the Headwaters Wildlife Management Area (WMA) with TWRA Officer Mark Vance and Neal Appelbaum on Saturday, May 25 from 8:30a.m. to 11a.m. Meet in Cannon County on Stones River Road at the WMA. Be prepared for an uphill, brambly 2 hour hosted hike. Bring water. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes. This is the first guided interpreted tour of this 266 acre portion of the new WMA. Questions? contact Neal Appelbaum. 615-563-3276

Cruis'in on the Square, Saturday, May 25
Cruis'in on the Square kicks off in Woodbury from 4 to 7:30 p.m. All cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. The shinier the better. This event is held every fourth Saturday April through October. Don't forget the Color of Fall Car Show in September! Call 615-542-4065 or 615-563-2222 for information.

Memorial Day Trail Ride, Saturday, May 25-27
Sponsored by the Cannon County Walking Horse Association, the ride leaves the fair grounds in Woodbury at 11 a.m. and continues to the campgrounds on Short Mountain. Enjoy trail riding, camping, a horse show, dancing and more. Visit the website at

Library Care and Share Days, May 27
Once again over the Memorial Day weekend people from out of town will be visiting relations in this area. The library will be open to help those researching family history on Monday, Memorial Day, May 27. The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is open to researchers only. Please knock on the RED door and someone will let you in. For information call Peggy Wilson Tate, 615-563-5910 or email

Gassaway Home Coming, Saturday, June 1
Gassaway Home Coming starts with a country ham breakfast at 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Kids games start at 9 a..m. followed by music, food, entertainment and a parade. Call 563-4183.

Annual Fishing Rodeo, Saturday, June 8
The second annual Fishing Rodeo, sponsored by the TWRA and American Legion Post 279, will be held on Stones River at Dillon Park. Register at Dillon Park prior to the fishing time of 9 a.m. until noon. For ages 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult. Limit one pole per fisherboy/fishergirl. Contact Mark Vance at 731-697-5225.

Farmers Market opens, Saturday, June 15
Farmers Market opens at the Arts Center of Cannon County parking lot. Shop Cannon County farmers for an assortment of fresh vegetables, fruits and more. Call 563-2554 for more information.


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