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You can always mark the coming of spring with loads of great community events during the month of April.

The CCWHA Spring Work Day!
The Cannon County Walking Horse Association will have a spring work day at the campground Saturday, April 6 starting at 10:00 a.m. Everyone come and help us get ready for riding season.
For more information, call Shane Gannon at 615-904-4395.

Stones River Relay, Saturday, April 6
A family-friendly event, the relay benefits Stones River Watershed projects. Join the 22-mile relay across Cannon County. 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 are allowed. Children 6-12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, or designated guardian.
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.

Auburntown Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 6
Sponsored by the Auburntown Lions Club, the hunt begins at 10 a.m. at C.S. Hawkins Park in Auburntown. It will be followed by an all-you-can-eat fish fry at Auburntown's Community Center. Call 615-464-4210 for more info.

Trail of Tears Book Signing, Friday, April 12
Ron Cooper, who walked the Cherokee Trail of Tears, will sign copies of his new book at 6 p.m. April 12 at Adams Memorial Library.
Cooper, a Lawton, Okla., native visited Woodbury on his 835-mile walk along the Trail of Tears. Due to horrible weather, he was invited to stay in the home of Woodbury Vice-Mayor Charlie Harrell.

Hilda Stuart Visit, Monday, April 15
Since childhood in the Deep South, Hilda Stuart, mother of country music recording star Marty Stuart and mother-in-law to internationally-acclaimed singing sensation Connie Smith, has focused her camera to record milestone moments in her remarkable family's history.
Hilda and her new book - "Choctaw Gardens" - will be at the nationally-acclaimed Arts Center of Cannon County for a book signing the evening of April 15, from 6 - 9 p.m. On the schedule to perform is world famous banjo picker Leroy Troy along with “secret, special guests.”

FFA Ham Breakfast and Plant Sale, Saturday, April 20
Cannon County FFA Alumni will hold a ham breakfast and plant sale at Cannon County High School Cafeteria and Greenhouse. Serving time for breakfast is 6 to 10 a.m. The plant sale will continue until noon.
For more information, contact Courtney Nichols at 615-563-4875.

PARQ Quarterly Meeting, Tuesday, April 23
PARQ (Preserve our Area’s Rural Qualities) will be holding our quarterly meeting Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. at 373 Old Woodbury Pike Readyville, TN. Elections for members of the Board of Directors whose terms have expired will take place at this meeting.
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, 563-8088 or 409-6009.

Herb Alsup Roast and Dinner, Thursday, April 25
Well-known preacher Herb Alsup is receiving the dubious honor of being roasted for the benefit of Adams Memorial Library at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in Fellowship Hall of Woodbury Church of Christ. Bro. Herb will be "roasted" by Dr. Billy Smith, Mike Corley, Tim Knox and Steve Smith.
Reservations should be made by April 22 and are $30 per person. They can be mailed to Friends of Adams Library, 212 College St., Woodbury, TN 37190. Call 615-542-1289 for information.

Cruis'in on the Square, Saturday, April 27
Cruis'in on the Square kicks off in Woodbury from 4 to 7:30 p.m. All cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. The shinier the better. This event is held every fourth Saturday April through October. Don't forget the Color of Fall Car Show in September! Call 615-542-4065 or 615-563-2222 for information.

Spotted Saddle Horse Show, Saturday, April 27
Auburntown Beta Club and the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association will host a Spotted Saddle Horse Show at the horse arena at Woodbury's fairgrounds. Call 615-594-9301 for more info.


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