The Cannon Blast 1-27-2016

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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
For hurts, habits and hang-ups. Every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. First Baptist Church.
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.


Winter Reading Program Is Back!
(January 19-February 12)
Adams Memorial Library is bringing back the Winter Reading Program for teens and adults. Beginning January 19 continuing through February 12, you can read and enter to win exciting prizes. This year the program is being conducted according to how many PAGES you read rather than how many books. Track the pages you read, mark your reading slip, and after reading 1000 pages, turn in your slip to be entered into the Friday prize drawings. You don't have to finish a book to enter. If you're into reading thousand page tomes or two hundred page romances, you can enter as soon as you've read enough pages. What could be easier? Come in to either Adams Memorial or Auburntown Library. Sign up. Start reading. Every reading slip will be entered for the Grand Prize which will be drawn at the end of the program on February 12. Reading slips will be available January 19.


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


Audit Committee Workshop
Thursday, January 28
The Cannon County Audit Committee will conduct a Workshop Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Administration office of St. Thomas Stones River Hospital.


Let WIC Help You and Your Family
The holiday season can be a time for increased stress and worries about money. If your family is struggling, support for your health and your child's health is especially important. Tennessee WIC can help provide resources to ensure a healthy diet for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5. If you make less than $3,739 each month for a family of 4, please call the _Cannon County Health Department at (615)563-4243 to see if you qualify for this program and schedule an appointment today!

Art Center Season Tickets
The Arts Center of Cannon County has set its 2016 season with tickets going on sale Nov. 2. Season Tickets are just $60 for six shows. The 2016 Season features:
Memphis, The Musical- The Tony Award Winning Musical about the birth of rock 'n' roll in the turbulent 1950s.(Rated PG)
Always...Patsy Cline- The musical based on Patsy Cline's true story with 27 classic songs. (Rated PG)
Disney's The Little Mermaid- The all-new full length version based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name. (Rated G)
Rock of Ages- Take a trip back to the 1980s in this rock musical featuring the music of Journey, Whitesnake, Styx, Bon Jovi, and many more. (Rated PG13)
The Odd Couple- Neil Simon's classic buddy comedy. (Rated PG)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang- The new stage musical based on the 1968 film. (Rated G)

Volunteer Mentors Needed
for Local TN Promise Students
Cannon County's partnering organization for TN Promise needs 20 local volunteer mentors to work with high school seniors from the Class of 2016.
The time commitment is small, about one hour per month, but the impact is significant as volunteers assist students navigating the college-going process and encourage them to reach their full potential.
For more information about becoming a mentor, visit or contact Graham Thomas at (615) 604-1306 or The deadline to apply is Nov. 20, 2015.

Donate Furniture for Starving Artists
The Short Mountain Trading Post is now accepting donations of used furniture and household items that folks no longer need. Our Starving
Artists appreciate these donations very much and are creating wonderful pieces from these throw away items. Call: Savannah at 615-464-7824.
Thanks so much !!


"Wedding Dresses Through the Decades"
Through March 6
Oaklands Mansion
Step back to yesterday and see the common threads that weave together the lives of women through the decades in middle Tennessee and across the country. Enjoy traveling through time as you walk among over fifty gowns that are being placed on loan and exhibited, most for the first time. The "Wedding Dresses Through the
Decades" exhibit at Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro is presented in partnership with the Human Sciences Department of Middle Tennessee State University and sponsored in part by Encore Bridal & Formal Wear.
This includes wedding dresses from every decade: 1847 through today. Also on display is the 2008 handmade gown of Demetria Kalodimos which is an original design by Rosie Woodruff of Textile Fabrics in Nashville. Wedding gowns will be on display in Maney Hall and open to the public at Oaklands Mansion from January 10 through March 6, 2016. During this exhibit, guests will have the rare opportunity to view items from, not only the museum's collection, but also elegant and fashionable wedding dresses worn by ladies from Murfreesboro and around the country. Many of which have been stored for decades under beds and in the back of closets. The exhibit will be open during regular hours, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Groups of 20 or more may also schedule private after hour's viewings of the gowns by appointment, by calling Mary Beth Nevills at 615-893-0022. Admission to the exhibit is $8 per person and is open to the public. Group tour rates are available upon request. Special evening openings of the elegant and fashionable wedding dresses will take place on the following Friday evenings: January 22, February 5 & 19, and again March 4th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Bluegrass Music
Friday, January 29
Come hear free Bluegrass Music at Gassaway Community Center at 7 p.m. Friday, January 29. There is no cover charge. Call 615-563-2792 or 615-464-8110.

Cannon County Republican Party Presidential Candidate Meeting
Monday February 1, 2016 6 pm
Cannon County Courthouse, Representatives from Trump, Cruz and Rubio campaigns will be present to speak and answer questions. Everyone Invited.


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

Super Bowl Party
Sunday, February 7
Sunday February 7th- Stillhouse Restaurant is hosting a Super Bowl party! Come watch the big game on our new projector and enjoy drink specials, 10% off all food (for wearing your favorite team jersey) and of course exceptional dining and cocktails.

Valentines Day Weekend
February 13-14
Saturday and Sunday February 13th-14th- Valentines Day Weekend. Come enjoy a romantic dinner and evening for two in a gorgeous atmosphere at Stillhouse Restaurant. Please make your reservations ASAP as seating will be limited due to demand. On February 13th there will be a performance by pianist Heather Moulder to accompany our Valentines day dinner Saturday night.

Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, February 19
Slick Nickel will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.

Cole Washburn
Saturday, February 20
Saturday February 20th- Come enjoy the musical talent of Cole Washburn from 6-8pm at Stillhouse Restaurant.

TN Doubles Championship
Saturday, February 27
February 27th (during the day)- The Short Mountain Disc Jam and Little Short Mountain Farm will be hosting the Tennessee State Doubles Championship for Disc Golf! Come enjoy a beautiful day on the farm and learn how to play disc golf during this wild and fun competition.

Short Mountain Idol
Karaoke Contest
February 27th (during the evening 7 p.m. - close)- Stillhouse Restaurant will host the first annual Short Mountain Idol Karaoke Contest! Come sing your heart out and see if you have what it takes to be crowned Short Mountain Idol!

United Way Prepares
Baby Shower Event
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has begun collecting items for the third annual Community Baby Shower, presented by Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in partnership with the Rutherford County Health Department. Items will be collected through February 1, 2016. Last year, 300 baby bags were distributed at the Community Baby Shower to new or expectant mothers and families in Rutherford and Cannon counties. This year, the United Way has set a goal to provide 400 newborns with essential baby supplies. Along with baby items, attendees will have the opportunity to attend educational workshops and participate in a resource fair with nearly 40 community vendors.
Items needed to complete the baby bags include: diapers, onesies, baby wipes, bottles, and blankets (new items only for newborn - 6 months old). Items may be delivered to the United Way office, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Regions Bank, City Auto, or the Rutherford County Health Department.

Youth Villages needs foster
parents in Middle Tennessee
Youth Villages has a great need for foster parents in Middle Tennessee. A free foster/adoptive parent information session is set for Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. at the Youth Villages Cookeville office at 448 Neal St. To become a Youth Villages foster parent, you must:
Be age 25 or older - Have adequate space in your home - Have a working vehicle and current driver license - Pass a background check - Complete foster parent training

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