The Cannon Blast, 3-23-2016
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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
A Christ-centered recovery program created to help people overcome any struggle in life meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place where people can be honest about real problems, real hurts, habits and hang-ups, and together experience free freedom and new life through God's love. On Tuesday, March 22, Celebrate Recovery will have a communion service to reflect on sacrifices made and to remind each other who we are, how we got here and why it matters. 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.


Alcoholics Anonymous
If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours.
Call 615-653-7914.


Flags for Sale
The American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury is selling flags and
accessories. The monies raised from the sale of these flags goes 100% back to our Community, our Youth and our Veterans, in Cannon County. This is an on-going project. We have available an assortment of all sizes and all types of flags - United States Flags, State Flags, Military Service Flags; and all sizes of flag poles.
The United States Flag 3'x 5' nylon is $25 (best price
anywhere). This is our most popular flag. The United States Flag 4"x 6" is .50 each or $5 a dozen for special occasions. The military services/branches flags are $30 each. For that special display. We can get you any State Flag, different size flags and different
size flag poles, (small house flag poles to large business flag poles.) WE ALSO HAVE INDOOR FLAG SETS. FLAGS FOR ALL OCASSIONS. If you need to make a special order, call and we have a catalogue available to make your selections.
CHARLIE HARRELL 615-542-1289, OR JIM STONE 615-563-6111, OR BRENT BUSH
615-563-2691, OR BRITT KNOX 615-904-5644, OR PENNY DANIELS 615-563-6729.
We will be glad to take your order, deliver your order, and all with a
smile and a big thank you, for Supporting the American Legion Post 279,


Looking for a fun trip during Spring Break?
Join the West Side Travel Group as they travel to Washington D.C. During Cherry Blossom Time. March 28 -- April 1. "The West Side Travel Group" will be touring sites in Washington D.C. See the sites of DC with a guided tour through the Capital Building and Arlington Cemetery. Travel by comfortable Coach Bus. Included in the cost will be hotel fee with free hot breakfast, coach bus transportation, one dinner meal and admission cost to attractions and sights. The cost will be approximately $375.00 more or less depending on the number of people traveling on this trip. Tour Director Kathy Simon has over 20 years experience in directing and organizing tour group. West Side Travel Group is located in Woodbury. Get your name on the list. Contact Kathy Simon Tour Director at 615-904-5303


Red Cross Blood Drive
Auburn Elementary School
Tuesday, March 22
Auburn Elementary School is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 22nd from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. Interested donors please contact Cindy Larson at for an appointment or call the school at 615-464-4342. If you have never given blood please consider this life-saving gift. One donation could save up to three lives. You must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have given blood in the past 56 days. There is no upper age limit. Walk in donors are also welcome!

Cannon County Community for Animals
Tuesday, March 22
Cannon County Community for Animals, an independent group not associated with any state or national humane organizations, will meet at 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lions Club Building at the Cannon County Fairgrounds.

Cannon County Audit Committee
Wednesday, March 23
The Cannon County Audit Committee will meet in a
regular session on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Council
Meeting Room of Woodbury City Hall. Gina Burke is chairman.


9th Annual Princess Ball
Friday, March 25
Presented by the Woodbury Lions Club, the 9th Annual Princess Ball is a father and daughter dance. It is open to girls 18 years old and younger accompanied by their father or a father figure including grandfathers, uncles or older brothers. All escorts must be 18 or older. Advance tickets are $25 per couple. Call 615-563-2222 or 615-542-2311 for more information.

Southern Self Taught Artists
Selections from the Caldwell Collection
Now On Display in Cannon Hall
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is Free
Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr. and Mrs. Gertrude Caldwell generously donated the collection to the Arts Center of Cannon County in 2005. The Caldwells have collected art for more than forty years. Mrs.Caldwell says about collecting art, "I am attracted to art immediately for some reason, either the color, the form or action...As we began to go places and meet the artists, I came to love the people." The collection includes numerous internationally recognized self taught and outsider artists from the south, including works by Mose Tolliver, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Bessie Harvey, and Homer Green.

Memphis the Musical
March 25-26
Arts Center of Cannon County
Directed by Darryl Deason. Music Direction by Robert Heirs. Choreography by Regina Wilkerson Ward. Starring Michael Adcock & Melinda Paul.
Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole' local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey's close-minded mama and Felicia's cautious brother, a club owner), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world unable to accept their love. Memphis is rated PG. Performances run March 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The Way of the Cross -- Holy Thursday
First United Methodist Church Woodbury will observed Holy Thursday, March 24 with a unique devotional experience. The church will be open for two hours from 6 to 8 p.m. for people to come and experience a time of silent meditation and reflection by visiting different rooms in the church where a significant element of Christ's journey to the cross will be remembered and specific prayers suggested. To journey, The Way of the Cross, enter through Fellowship Hall for instructions. Holy Communion will be available at the final stop in the sanctuary. Please allow at least 30 minutes for your journey.

3 hours of Darkness
First United Methodist Church Woodbury, will observe Good Friday March 25th with a prayer vigil from 12 noon until 3 pm, representing the 3 hours of darkness that fell across the land, during the time Jesus was dying on the cross. The church will be open for silent prayer and meditation, with someone continuously praying during this time. People are invited to enter the sanctuary in silence and reverence for those who are praying, and to reflect on the sacrifice of Christ. Everyone is welcome for this holy observance. The church is located at 502 W. High Street in Woodbury. For more information please call: 6415-563-2135.


Community Easter Celebration for Children
Friday, March 25
A Community Easter Celebration for Children, Friday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free event at First Baptist Church, 413 W. Main St., Woodbury. There will be food, puppets, crafts, games, egg hunts and inflatables. Discover the true reason why we celebrate Easter -- Jesus is Alive. Call 615-563-2474 for more information.

Happy 100th Birthday
WT McBroom will celebrate her 100th birthday on Santurday, March 26, 2016 at the Senior Citizens Center in Woodbury, from 2 p,m, to 4 p.m. Please come by and wish her a happy birthday. No gifts please. A card would be nice.


Music Night
Cannon County Senior Center
Friday, April 1
Slick Nickel will perform at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

Your Buddy, Aaron Tessis
A Tribute to Buddy Holly
Saturday, April 9, 7:30pm
Arts Center of Cannon County
Slap on your dancing shoes! Roll up those faded jeans! And get ready, ready Teddy to go back in time to the late 1950s, to what the world looked like through the visionary eyes of the late great, Father of Rock & Roll, Buddy Holly. Aaron Tessis, a Nashville based artist, began performing at age 6. Visit

Music Night
Cannon County Senior Center
Friday, April 15
Uptown Country will perform at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

Forever Abbey Road
Saturday, April 23 7:30 p.m.
Arts Center of Cannon County
From the Beatles' early years of "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to the psychedelic period of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to their later years of "Hey Jude" and "Let It Be"- Forever Abbey Road performs it all with exciting energy, heart and accuracy.

3rd Annual James Stembridge Friends Open Jam
On the Square in Woodbury
Saturday, April 16; 11 a.m.
Come on out for the 3rd Annual James Stembridge Acoustic Jam. All musicians and music lovers are welcome! Join in for a day of friends, family and music. Free open acoustic jam. Just bring your instruments and a chair. Sponsored by local Cannon County businesses. Call James at 615-542-8035 for more information.



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