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Art Display
Adams Memorial Library
March 17-April 4
Children of all ages are asked to bring a piece of their artwork to be displayed on the display walls in the McBroom- Stone Youth Reading Area in the Adams Memorial Library. Display will start March 17 and continue until April 4. There is no deadline for bringing artwork in. Come see what our young artists can do!


"The Boys Next Door"
Arts Center of Cannon County.
Opens April 4
This very funny yet very touching play focuses on the lives of four mentally challenged men who live in a communal residence under the watchful eye of a sincere, but increasingly despairing, social worker. Filled with humor, the play is also marked by the compassion and understanding with which it peers into the half-lit world of its handicapped protagonists.
Show times and dates are April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 pm and April 6 & 13 at 2:00 pm
Tickets are available online at and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.


Mobile Mammography
First Bank
Friday, April 4
The bus will be here on April 4th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This will be the third time they have come to Woodbury. The service is open to everyone with or without insurance.

Caring for Caleb Benefit
Cannon Co. Community Center
Saturday, April 5
A benefit for Caleb Milligan, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, to help raise money for medical expenses Saturday April 5 at Cannon County Community Center noon until 7 p.m. Free Admission with live bands starting at noon including The Busks, Hey Church, the Gilley Brothers and the Pleasant View Baptist Worship Team.
Barbecue plates will be served for $9 including sandwich, two sides and drink. A live auction will begin at 3 p.m. A cornhole tournament and games for the kids are planned.
For more info call Ashley @ 615-351-6422
or Amber @615-801-0342 or visit The Caring for Caleb Benefit Facebook page or


Flea Market Day
Saturday, April 5
Flea Market Day at the Short Mountain Trading Post located on Hwy. 146, next to the Short Mountain Distillery. Contact Savannah Cunnick at (615) 464-7824 for a free booth.


Stones River Relay 2014,
Race to the Mill
Saturday, April 5
Arts Center Of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury.
Entrants are welcome to participate in 1 or all 3 legs of the relay.
This is a fun, family event. Some do enter competitively. Both children and adults are encouraged to register. However, no children under 6 years old. Children 6-12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, or designated guardian.
The Relay is a community event focused on getting people outside and onto the River. Beginning on Short Mountain – the highest point in Middle Tennessee – the Relay has three stages. The first leg is a run (mostly downhill). Stage two is a bike ride (again mostly downhill). Stage three is a paddle (downstream) : entrants will switch to canoes or kayaks at the Arts Center of Cannon County. At that location the River is deep and wide enough to accommodate a flotilla of paddlers who will work their way downstream ultimately exiting the River at the newly restored Readyville Mill.
Check-in on Event Day will be 8 to 8:30 a.m. at the Arts Center. Boats will be inventoried there; participants and their bicycles will be shuttled to the Short Mountain School where bikes will be inventoried; runners will then be driven to the top of Short Mountain to the Relay starting point. The Run – first leg of the Relay – will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Event schedule and times
Online Registration: through April 4, $30
Race Day Registration: April 5 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. $40.


Amateur Radio Exams
Saturday, April 5
Cannon County High School
The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Exam Session on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m. Walk-ins are allowed) at the Cannon County High School - Room # 115, 1 Lion Drive, Woodbury. Contact Jerry E. Elkins - N4LZY at (615) 563-8888 or check out the club's website at if anyone has any questions.
Amateur Radio Operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League.



Gospel Meeting
Church of Christ at Wood
Sunday April 6-9
Bro. Richard Bowman, Berea Church of Christ in Warren County, will be guest speaker. Bro. Johnny D. Reed will be song leader at the Church of Christ at Wood, 99 Sally Parton Road, Woodbury. Sunday: Bible study at 10 a.m. Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday 7 p.m. A fellowship meal will follow the Sunday morning service.


Registration Deadline
Monday, April 7
The last day to register to vote in the May 6 election is Monday, April 7 at the Election Commission Office. Registration by mail forms must also be submitted by this date.


Chamber of Commerce
Board Meeting
Monday, April 7
Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting at noon in the Arts Center of Cannon County

Adams Memorial Library Roast
Thursday, April 17
Adams Memorial Library Roast at 6 p.m. at Cannon County High School. Contact (615) 542-1289 for information.


Lions Club Princess Ball
Friday, April 18
The Lions Club Princess Ball 6 p.m. at the Cannon County Senior Center. Contact Kim Smithson at (615) 563-2554 for information.


County Commission
Saturday, April 19
Cannon County Commission meets at 10 the Cannon County Courthouse.


Remberance Day Ride
Saturday, April 19
Cannon County Walking Horse Association Rememberence Day Ride at the campgrounds on Short Mountain beginning at 11 a.m. Check out the website at for further information.


Car Show
Saturday, April 26
Cruis’in On the Square in Woodbury. Begins at 2 p.m.


Farm Day
Friday, May 9
The 12th Annual Farm Day hosted by the Cannon County Farm Bureau and University of Tennessee Extension is scheduled for Friday, May 9 at the Cannon County Fairgrounds. Farm day is a fun filled, exciting opportunity for 4th graders throughout the County. This hands-on event will give them a feel of life on the farm. 4-H'ers will see and learn about exciting things such as: Animals, Animals, Animals!!!, Creek Creatures, Forestry, Planting Plowing and Harvesting, Farm Equipment, Barnyard Olympics, Soils and much more.



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