The Cannon Blast 2-24-2016

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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.


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,


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)

Bluegrass Music
Friday, April 29
Come hear live Bluegrass music at the Gassaway Community Club at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Please note that the March 25 date has been canceled.


Winterfest at the Old Feed Store Antique Mall
Saturday, February 27
Join us in Woodbury as we close out winter with
discounts, appraisal fair and food. Our hardworking dealers will stock up and offer Discounts. We will host "The One Woman Road Show" Appraisal Fair.
The Gathering Place Cafe will be open for lunch. "The One Woman Road Show"
features Sue Armstrong Thompson. Sue will be making appraisals from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Appraisals will be $10 each with maximum of 3 appraisals 3 appraisals for $25
Please, no firearms or currency. The Gathering Place Cafe
will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

First Methodist Chili Supper, Auction
Saturday, February 27
"ARE YOU HAVING FUN?" has been selected as the theme for the First United Methodist Women's annual Chili Supper and Auction on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The event will start at 6. Attendees are invited to come early and preview the auction items. Everyone is welcome!! Proceeds go to support mission work within our community. Tickets are on sale now or available at the door. Adults $5; children under 5 are FREE. First United Methodist Church fellowship hall is located at 502 W. High Street. For further info call Christine at 615-563-6555.

Bluegrass Music
Friday, February 26
Come hear free Bluegrass Music at Gassaway Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 29. There is no cover charge.

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.

Looking for a fun trip during Spring Break?
Join the West Side Travel Group as they travel to Washington D.C. During Cherry Blossom Time. March 28 -- April 1. "The West Side Travel Group" will be touring sites in Washington D.C. See the sites of DC with a guided tour through the Capital Building and Arlington Cemetery. Travel by comfortable Coach Bus. Included in the cost will be hotel fee with free hot breakfast, coach bus transportation, one dinner meal and admission cost to attractions and sights. The cost will be approximately $375.00 more or less depending on the number of people traveling on this trip. Tour Director Kathy Simon has over 20 years experience in directing and organizing tour group. West Side Travel Group is located in Woodbury. Get your name on the list. Contact Kathy Simon Tour Director at 615-904-5303

Home Garden Show
March 4-6
The Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show will be March 4-6 at
Hyder-Burks Pavilion in Cookeville. Barn sale, seminars,
cooking stage, exhibits and shopping. Presented by Home Builders
Association of the Upper Cumberland.

Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, March 4
Rode West Band will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. A soup supper is planned for $5.

Household Hazardous Waste Events
Cannon County will not be hosting a Household Hazardous Waste event this year. You are welcome to take any household waste to a neighboring county.
Included on the list are leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW). Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.
Upcoming events include:
Coffee County, April 9, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Solid Waste Department, 2180 Murfreesboro Highway, Manchester. Call Wannella Ingleburger (931) 723-5139.

Warren County, April 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Three Star Mall, 1410 Sparta Street, McMinnville. Call Dennis Baird (931) 473-2381

DeKalb County, May 14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., DeKalb County Farmers CO-OP, 725 W Broad St., Smithville. Call Tim Stribling (615) 597-5175.

Hunter Education Course
March 7,8, 10,11,12
Hunter Education Course set for March 7,8,19,11,12. Classes held at Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center. Preregister at Call Mark Vance with any questions at 615-203-4688.

Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, March 4
The Gilley Brothers will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.


Annual Waterfall Tour
Saturday, March 19
March 19 - The 15th Annual Waterfall Tour by Friends of Edgar Evins State Park: Ride a school bus to selected waterfalls in the Middle TN area. This year we will visit the falls at Old Stone Fort State Park, Cascade Hollow Falls, near the George Dickle Distillery and Rutledge Falls. We will eat lunch at the Farmers Market Family Buffet in Manchester. Expect short walks on uneven ground. Cost is $15 per person, plus lunch. Reservations required. On-line reservations may be made at If help is needed making reservations please phone the park office, (931) 858-2114 or (800) 250-8619, for contact information for Fount Bertram, President of Friends of Edgar Evins. Fount or Anna will be happy to assist you. See us on Facebook at FriendsofEESP or visit our website at www.foeesp.alturl.comFriends of Edgar Evins State Park is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of helping the park.


"Wedding Dresses Through the Decades"
Through March 6
Oaklands Mansion
The "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit at Oaklands Mansion 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. 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. Special evening openings of the elegant and fashionable wedding dresses will take place on the following Friday evenings: February 19, and again March 4th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, April 1
Slick Nickel will appear at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.
Ornaments still available
The Lions Club Arts Center of Cannon County Christmas ornament is available at $8 each from Lions Club members or at Jennings Jewelers, Woodbury Funeral Home, First Bank, Sue Patrick CPA, and the Register of Deeds Office.
Many people have started a collection of the ornaments which now include Cannon Courthouse, old Central High School building, Good Samaritan Hospital, Readyville Mill, Adams Memorial Library, Brevard House, Colonial Shirt Factory and Arts Center of Cannon County. Some of the previous ones are also available.

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