Cannon Blast 4-6-2016

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Celebration of Spring
Edgar Evins State Park
Saturday, April 9
Celebration of Spring at Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point. A day of fun with everything free except food vendors and $2 boat rides. Entertainment will include the dancers from Woodbury's Cannon Arts Dance Studio, Bob Tarter and his animals of NHECM, and lots more. More information is on the website or on Facebook at friends of Edgar Evins State Park (foeesp), or call the park office at (931) 858-2114

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.

Sign up for Flea Market
Sign up now for the May 21 Flea Market at the Short Mountain Trading
Post . Free spaces ... just set up and sell away! Free lunch also. Call Savannah at:
615-464-7824 and make reservation.


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,


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.

Benefit Auction for Ronald Moss
Friday, April 8
Ronald, the son of Christine Alford, had an accident 27 years ago and lost fingers on his right hand. March 3, 2016, he was helping his family and an accident left him without three fingers and thumb on his left hand. All proceeds will go to Ronald and his family to help pay some of his expenses. All donations are greatly appreciated, whether it is attending and buying something at the auction, making a cash donation, donating an item that can be sold and/or donating a food item. For more information, call Christine at 931-952-3782. The auction will be held at Jewell's Auction, 2566 New Tullahoma Highway, Manchester, 37355.

Your Buddy, Aaron Tessis
A Tribute to Buddy Holly
Saturday, April 9, 7:30
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


Teddy Bear Tea
Saturday, April 9
Community Center
Girls entering kindergarten and first grade are invited to join the Girl Scouts for a Teddy Bear Team Party. Put on your party clothes and bring a special stuffed friend for an afternoon filled with Girl Scout fun. You'll make new friends, enjoy a fun etiquette session, make a craft and more. April 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Center, 630 Lehman St., Woodbury.


Music Night
Cannon County Senior Center
Cripple Creek Review Band will perform at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

Cannon County Commission Meeting
Saturday, April 16 @ 10 a.m. - noon
At the Cannon County Courthouse.

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.


Dr. Gayle Tate Comedy Roast
Saturday, April 16
Arts Center of Cannon County
ADMISSION IS FREE! Refreshments - 7-7:30 p.m. Show Starts 7:30 p.m.
Please mark your calendars for April 16th and join us at The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury for an evening of dedication to our beloved four legged family members We also will be having a comedy roast in Dr. Tate's honor with emcees Matt & Mary Ellen Smith so please be ready to laugh, cry and laugh some more with a side of laughing. For more information contact Tammy at 931-743-6290

Cannon County Public Safety Day
Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cannon County Firegrounds, Justin Pemberton Arena
Come join a spectacular public safety day. The first 200 children will receive a special fire prevention and safety kit. The event will feature fire trucks, ambulances, rescue vehicles, LifeFlight helicopter, law enforcement vehicles, health and wellness awareness, public safety and preparedness booths, home electrical and gas safety awareness. Bounce houses and refreshments are planned. Register to win free fire extinquishers and smoke detectors.

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.

Yard Sale on the Square in Woodbury
Saturday, April 23
Iron Pig Antiques at 103 N. Cannon St. plus several other antique businesses around the square will hold a Yard Sale beginning at 8 a.m., great sales, lots of fun, invite your friends and spend the day in Woodbury. Contact Trish at Iron Pig Antiques at 615-563-5375 for more info.

Cruise-in On The Square in Woodbury
Saturday, April 23 @ 4 to 7:30 p.m.
All makes, models and motorcycles welcome beginning at 4 until 7:30 pm.
No entry fee, enjoy dj music, cruiser of the month award, door prizes and register for the Grand Prize donated by DTC Communications to be awarded at the Oct. Cruise In. Contact John Barker at 615-542-4065 or Carolyn Motley at 615-563-2222 for further information.


Bluegrass Music at Gassaway
Friday, April 29
Gassaway Community Center
Live, free Bluegrass music open to the public.


Music Night
Cannon County Senior Center
Friday, May 6
Rode West Band will perform at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.


Music Night
Cannon County Senior Center
Friday, May 13
Lonnie Jones and Tennessee Shine will perform at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.


Daisy Day at Camp
Sunday, May 22
Girls entering kindergarten and first grade are invited to hang out in the Daisy Den and go for a hike around camp. Games and crafts are planned. Bring a picnic lunch and find a place to eat, then feel free to explore our camp from 2 to 4 p.m. May 22 at Camp Piedmont, 230 Pilot Knob Road, Readyville.

Cannon County Commission Meeting
Thursday, May 5 @ 5-7 p.m.
At the Cannon County Courthouse.

Mule Day
Saturday, May 14 @ 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Middle Tennessee Mule Skinners Association presents "Mule Day" in Cannon County. Gates open at 11 a.m. at the Horse Show Arena located on Lehman St. in Woodbury. Contact Andy Duggin at 615-624-1708 for further information.

Cannon Courier "Hall of Fame" Sports Banquet
May 19 @ 5-9 p.m.
The Cannon Courier "Hall of Fame" Sports Banquet will take place at the Arts Center on John Bragg Hwy. Join in when athletes of the past and present are acknowledged for their accomplishments in Cannon County Sports, dinner will be included. Contact the Cannon Courier for details at 615-563-2512.


The Good Ole Days
May 20 - 21
May 20-21: The Good Ole Days, sponsored by the Cannon County Senior Center will take place On The Square in Woodbury. Enjoy, music, pageants, food, vendors and special attractions beginning at 8 a.m. until the fun is over each day. Contact the Senior Center at 615-563-5304 for further information and vendor applications.

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