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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 6 p.m. 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.
Celebrate Recovery
For hurts, habits and hang-ups. Every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church.
Contact: Hunter Hay 615-542-2132
Community Dinner
Sycamore Baptist Church
Sycamore Baptist, 7165 Sycamore Creek Road, will hold a community dinner the first Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations accepted with the funds going for a new church building.
Arts Center of Cannon County
Will Be Closed
December 24 through January 4
Happy Holidays!
Alcoholics Anonymous
If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours.
Call 615-653-7914.

Let WIC Help You and Your Family this Holiday Season
The holiday season can be a time for increased stress and worries about money. If your family is struggling, support for your health and your child's health is especially important. Tennessee WIC can help provide resources to ensure a healthy diet for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5. If you make less than $3,739 each month for a family of 4, please call the _Cannon County Health Department at (615)563-4243 to see if you qualify for this program and schedule an appointment today!
Coat Donations Sought
St. Thomas Hospital
St. Thomas Stones River Hospital will be accepting donations of coats, hats & gloves to be given out to people in need as well as The Trading Post on
Short Mountain Hwy.
Art Center Season Tickets
The Arts Center of Cannon County has set its 2016 season with tickets going on sale Nov. 2. Season Tickets are just $60 for six shows. The 2016 Season features:
Memphis, The Musical- The Tony Award Winning Musical about the birth of rock 'n' roll in the turbulent 1950s.(Rated PG)
Always...Patsy Cline- The musical based on Patsy Cline's true story with 27 classic songs. (Rated PG)
Disney's The Little Mermaid- The all-new full length version based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name. (Rated G)
Rock of Ages- Take a trip back to the 1980s in this rock musical featuring the music of Journey, Whitesnake, Styx, Bon Jovi, and many more. (Rated PG13)
The Odd Couple- Neil Simon's classic buddy comedy. (Rated PG)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- The new stage musical based on the 1968 film. (Rated G)
Volunteer Mentors Needed
for Local TN Promise Students
Cannon County's partnering organization for TN Promise needs 20 local volunteer mentors to work with high school seniors from the Class of 2016.
The time commitment is small, about one hour per month, but the impact is significant as volunteers assist students navigating the college-going process and encourage them to reach their full potential.
For more information about becoming a mentor, visit or contact Graham Thomas at (615) 604-1306 or The deadline to apply is Nov. 20, 2015.

Donate Furniture for Starving Artists
The Short Mountain Trading Post is now accepting donations of used furniture and household items that folks no longer need. Our Starving
Artists appreciate these donations very much and are creating wonderful pieces from these throw away items. Call: Savannah at 615-464-7824.
Thanks so much !!
"Wedding Dresses Through the Decades"
January 10-March 6
Oaklands Mansion
Step back to yesterday and see the common threads that weave together the lives of women through the decades in middle Tennessee and across the country. Enjoy traveling through time as you walk among over fifty gowns that are being placed on loan and exhibited, most for the first time. The "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit at Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro is presented in partnership with the Human Sciences Department of Middle Tennessee State University and sponsored in part by Encore Bridal & Formal Wear.
This includes wedding dresses from every decade: 1847 through today. Also on display is the 2008 handmade gown of Demetria Kalodimos which is an original design by Rosie Woodruff of Textile Fabrics in Nashville. Wedding gowns will be on display in Maney Hall and open to the public at Oaklands Mansion from January 10 through March 6, 2016. During this exhibit, guests will have the rare opportunity to view items from, not only the museum's collection, but also elegant and fashionable wedding dresses worn by ladies from Murfreesboro and around the country. Many of which have been stored for decades under beds and in the back of closets. The exhibit will be open during regular hours, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Groups of 20 or more may also schedule private after hour's viewings of the gowns by appointment, by calling Mary Beth Nevills at 615-893-0022. Admission to the exhibit is $8 per person and is open to the public. Group tour rates are available upon request. Special evening openings of the elegant and fashionable wedding dresses will take place on the following Friday evenings: January 22, February 5 & 19, and again March 4th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, January 8
The Road West Band will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. A soup supper is planned at 6 p.m. with soup, cornbread and desert. Admission is $5.
Thursday, January 21
American Legion Post 279 will meet on Thursday, January 21, 2016,
at 6:30PM, at the Senior Citizens Center. (No meal will be served
prior to the meeting)
National Headquarters and State Headquarters has increased their
annual dues for 2017 to a combined total of $31, this is $1 more
that we are currently paying. For 2016 we pay $30 and get back $6.50
for each paid member. For 2017 with their increase, the minimum dues for
the Post would be $31 with nothing coming back to the Post, all going
to National and State. The Executive Board voted to recommend that Post 279
raise our dues to $40, for 2017, which means that $9 will be
returned to the Post for each paid member. Post 279 has 110 members, if
they all pay their dues for 2017, that would equate to $990 coming back
to the Post, which would be used to fund our scholarship program which
provides a $1,000 scholarship annually to a Veteran's dependent for
college, a community college, a technical school, truck driving school, an
EMT course, medical course or any special training course.
The increase is only .83 cents a month, and every legionnaire can be
proud that he or she is providing support to Post 279 and providing a
Veteran's kid with the much needed funds for a better education.
We will present our 2016 Budget, as well as, Projects approved for
2016 and beyond, discuss plans for our meals, and vote on the 2017 dues
Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, January 15
The Gilley Brothers will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.
Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, February 5
Lonnie Jones and Tennessee Shine will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.
UCHRA Announces Commodities Recertification
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency would like to remind those who receive assistance through the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, known as Commodities; it is time for recertification of their commodities card. With 2016 deliveries right around the corner, it is very important for recipients to recertify their commodity card with their local county offices prior to the first pick-up date.
Recertification date starts January 4th. First Distribution is February 11th.
If you think you or someone you know qualifies for this program, please contact the UCHRA office in your county for more information.
The UCHRA County telephone: Cannon County 615-563-2916
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.
To see more photos from these holiday events, join their facebook pages: Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital / Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital
Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, February 19
Slick Nickel will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

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