The Cannon Blast
Email Print

You can submit items for The Blast by email at


2nd Anniversary Short Mtn. Distillery

Saturday, April 26

  Break out your dancing shoes and bring the family, Short Mountain Distillery will be throwing a party open to the general public to celebrate their second birthday. It will take place on the grounds of the distillery in Cannon County from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, April 26.

  This is the time to be neighborly by coming over to the farm, where the distillery is located, to have some fun, taste some great food, and hop on a mule wagon provided by the Tennessee Mule Skinner Association. There will be plenty of moonshine infused treats to taste, like Drew’s Barbecue and The Blue Porch’s moonshine cookies and bread pudding.

   Music will start up on the new Shiner’s Stage at 11 a.m. and keep the crowd entertained until 4 p.m.


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

PARQ Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, April 29
PARQ (Preserve our Area’s Rural Qualities) will be holding our quarterly meeting at 6:30 P.M., Tuesday April 29 at 373 Old Woodbury Pike Readyville.
This meeting is our annual election of officers. One position on the Board of Directors is open.
Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served! Come and hear what is going on in your community or inform us of one of your interests. If you are interested in attending please call to confirm time, place and possible weather challenges! 563-2200 or 563-8088.

Banks Cemetery
Sunday, April 27
The annual meeting for Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County will be held on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Financial information will be presented, trustees and officers will be elected and other business will be discussed. Please come and take part in the upkeep of the cemetery.

Solar Energy Lunch & Learn for Farmers & Rural Businesses
Wednesday, April 30
LightWave Solar will host an event to explain the benefits of adding solar photovoltaics (PV) to farms and rural businesses. The presentation will cover the basics of solar energy including system components, costs, and a breakdown of the available incentives, including TVA's solar buyback program, which still has limited capacity for 2014, and the USDA REAP grant which covers up to 25 percent of system cost. The USDA is now accepting grant applications, and USDA Rural Development representatives will be present. The event is free, and lunch will be provided!
Wednesday, April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Art Center of Cannon County
1424 John Bragg Hwy
Please RSVP to Grace Robertson at 615-641-4050 x104 or

Relay for Life
Thursday, May 1
Moonlite Drive-In
The Cannon County Relay for Life at the Moonlite Drive-In in Woodbury, from 6 to 9 p.m. Contact Wendy at Stones River Hospital (615) 563-7207 or email:

Trust Fund Meeting
Pleasant View Cemetery
Saturday, May 3
There will be a trust fund meeting for the Pleasant View Cemetery Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at the old school building. A new treasurer will be elected and other business matters will be conducted. Everyone interested in the upkeep of the cemetery should make it a point to attend the meeting.

Gassaway Community
Fish Supper
Saturday, May 3
A community-wide fish supper is set for Gassaway Community Center for 5 to 8 p.m.

Class of 54
Saturday, May 3
The Class of 1954 will hold its 60-year reunion at 2 p.m. May 3 at the Arts Center. For more information and reservations to attend, call 464-4500, 563-4165 or 563-2620. April 24 is reservations deadline.

Jazz Fest
Friday, May 2-3
Murfreesboro Square
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the best of local, regional and nationally-known jazz musicians in the shadow of the Rutherford County Courthouse. Area high school bands will perform Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, the performance schedue runs from 11 a.m – to 9:30 p.m. with featured acts including Kevin Whalum, Dara Tucker, Music City Swing and the 129th Army Jazz Band.

Renaissance Festival
Weekends in May
The 29th Tennessee Renaissance Festival will take place every weekend in May plus Memorial Day with themed events. May 3 & 4 is Community Appreciation; May 10 & 11 is Pirate Weekend; May 17 & 18 is Celtic Weekend; and May 24-25 & 26 Royal Joust Tournament. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-to-12 years-old. Children 5-under are admitted free. Parking is free and there also is a free children's art and activity area.
Castle tours are on open festival days from 11 a.m.-to-3 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the gate. For opening weekend only, with two paid adults, children 12-and-younger, plus two grandparents are admitted free. This $94 value is only $40. Tickets for this deal is only available at the gate.

IDB meeting
Tuesday, May 6
At 6 pm: Industrial Development Board Meeting at the Cannon County Arts Center

Spring Fling
on the Square
Friday, May 9-10
Spring Fling On The Square in Woodbury welcomes you to shop the many stores and eat at the unique café’s on and around the square in Woodbury. Contact The Old Feed Store Antique Mall at (615) 563-2108 for further information.

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.

“The Reluctant Dragon”
Arts Center of Cannon County.
Friday, May 9-10
The Reluctant Dragon
Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 10 at 2: p.m.
What happens when a dragon moves into the neighborhood? Find out in this delightful play based on the story by Kenneth Grahame. Our dragon, as magnificent as any dragon who ever took the stage, is not the fearsome type. He, like the boy who befriends him, is more interested in art and poetry. The villagers, however, assume that they are in grave danger and send for Sir George, the renowned dragon slayer to save them. With the boy’s help, Sir George learns that the dragon poses no threat to anyone, but to keep the villagers happy, he and the dragon stage a mock battle with great showmanship.
Directed by Miriam Lee, The Reluctant Dragon features Cody Rutledge as the Dragon. Cast members include Christian Bare, Aaron Gray, Hattie Fann, Amanda Sullivan, Phil Mote, Miriam Lee, Maya Denning, Hannah Taylor, Beau Gibbs and James Bessant.

1st Annual Cannon County F.O.P. Lodge #88 Car Show
Fraternal Order of Police is hosting their 1st annual Cannon Couanty F.O.P. Lodge #88 Car Show to be held on Saturday, May 10th around the square in Woodbury from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Hourly Gulf gas card give-a-ways is being sponsored by Quick Shop Market. Trophies for Best GM, Ford, Mopar, Import, Paint, Engine, Interior, Top 10 and Best of Show. Food available on site by “The Dog House.”
For more information and updates “like” our Facebook page at 88 or call Chris at 615-904-4351.

Largest One-Day Mule Show
Pemberton Arena
Saturday, May 10
Mule Skinners Association’s Largest One Day Mule Show at the Pemberton Covered Arena at the Fair Grounds in Woodbury. Contact Andy Duggin at (615) 624-1708 or visit the website at

County Commission
5 p.m. Tuesday, May 13
Cannon County Commission meets at the Cannon County Courthouse.

Chamber “After Hours”
Tuesday, May 13
at Cannonsburgh
4:30 pm: Cannon County Chamber of Commerce “After Hours” Mixer at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro. Showcasing businesses and events available in Cannon County. Contact the Chamber at (615) 563-2222 for further information.

The Cannon Courier Hall of Fame
Arts Center of Cannon County
6:30 p.m. May 15
The Cannon Courier Hall of Fame & All-Sports Awards Banquet at The Arts Center of Cannon County. Purchase tickets by May 12th by calling (615) 563-2512.

Good Ole Days
Woodbury Public Square
Starts at noon, Friday, May 16-17
Good Ole Days sponsored by the Cannon County Senior Center on the square, in Woodbury, enjoy entertainment, food, pageants, vendors, parade, craft booths and more, vendors will be needed. Sponsored by the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, contact (615) 563-5304 for information.



Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: