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Auburntown Historical Society
Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
The Auburntown Historical Society will meet at the Auburntown Church of Christ Fellowship Hall June 18 at 7 p.m. Greg Tucker, president of the Rutherford County Historical Society, will speak on "What You Do Not Really Need to Know about Rutherford and Cannon County."


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 6pm. 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.

Are you raising a relative child?
For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Developments District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.
A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children. This meeting will at the Cannon County Senior Center, 609 West Lehman St., Woodbury, TN 37190, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
For housing assistance while caring for minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111
Short Mtn. Trading Post
The Short Mountain Trading Post is Expanding and has room for more permanent vendors. Contact: Savannah at #615-464-7824.
Looking for Local Crafts People, Antiques and Collectible dealers.

Summer Reading Program
Continues at Library
The Summer Reading Program continues at Adams Library. Summer Reading is for everyone -- all ages are included. This year for children birth to 4 years and children 4 to 12 years the subject is Every Hero Has a Story. For Teens, ages 12 to 17, the theme is Unmask. The topic for adults, ages 18 and up, is Escape the Ordinary. Every book counts toward the Summer Reading Program prizes.

80 Portraits of Cannon County
Cannon Hall
May - October
Framed vintage family photos from the breadth of Cannon County families will be on display in Cannon Hall beginning in May 2015 and will conclude with an old fashioned "family reunion" reception in October 2015.
Cannon Hall is a 2,600 square foot exhibition and event space located inside The Arts Center at 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury.. We display works from our collection as well as loaned works from private collections and public institutions. Admission to Cannon Hall is free. Hall hours are 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call 615-563-2787 or visit our website at

Fall Classes
Head Start Program
Recruiting begins
The Mid-Cumberland Head Start / Early Head Start Program is recruiting children for Fall classes. Children from birth to age four are age eligible; however, a child must not have turned five by August 15, 2015. Pregnant mothers are encouraged to apply. Children with special needs are also encouraged to apply. Any parent/ guardian who is interested in enrolling their special needs preschooler in the Head Start/ Early Head Start Program for the 2015-2016 school year is urged to contact:
Lori Reed, Family Service Coordinator
Eva Woodlee, Area Manager
(615) 563-5852 or come by 630 West Lehman Street in Woodbury
Special needs includes, but is not limited to, learning disabilities, speech and language, vision, or hearing impairment (including deafness and blindness), mental retardation, orthopedic problems, emotional disturbances, and other chronic health impairments such as severe asthma, leukemia, diabetes, epilepsy, and neurological disorders.

Free Movies Begin
at Adams Library
Adams Library has begun its summer movie program. Come to the Jennings Community Room, hang out in the cool, eat some popcorn, have a drink, meet some new friends, visit with some old friends (quietly, of course) and enjoy a FREE movie on the big screen. What's the movie? Come by or call the library to find out. Due to licensing considerations, we can't print the title in the paper, but it's going to be great. Family movies are set for 1:30 p.m. June 13 and July 11. Teen Pizza movie events are set for June 20 and July 18 at 5 p.m. Tuesday Afternoon Movies (2-3:30 p.m.) on June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Music Night @ the Cannon County Senior Center
Friday, June 19
Featuring: The Gilley Brothers Doors open at 6 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. Admission: $5. Come on out and enjoy good music, line dancing and fellowship at your Senior Center.

Blue Wing Cemetery
Annual Decoration and Donation Day
Saturday, June 20
10 a.m. To 1 p.m. Anyone interested in the upkeep of the cemetery please attend. If you have loved ones here please stop by. A board meeting will also be held. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Any questions? Please call 615-904-4228.

Cruise-In on the Square
3 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 27
On the Square in Woodbury. See antique cars, customs, race cars and hotrods. Contact 615-542-4065 or 615-653-5834.


The Dewdrop Jamboree II
6pm ~ Saturday ~ June 27
Washington Theatre, Patterson Park
521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Join us for a family-friendly evening of music and neighborly good fun in a cozy community theatre. A group of talented instrumentalists (The Dewdrops) will be backing a variety of guest artists performing old and new favorites across multiple genres of music. All tickets are general admission and cost only $10 - a real bargain for a full evening of light-hearted and uplifting entertainment!!
For more information please call ~ 615-254-2868. Tickets will be available at the door.

Fireworks Display
Friday, July 3
Presented by American Legion Post 279, the annual event is set for Dillon Park. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. and include live entertainment, patriotic music, games for the children. Fireworks should start around 8:30 p.m. Come get a photo with Uncle Sam! Post 279 will sell food, drinks, strawberry shortcake, sno-cones and other treats.


Lions Club One Night
Walking Horse Show
Saturday, July 4
Tennessee's top One Night show set for the Horse Arena in Woodbury. Contact Bruce Steelman for information. 615-563-2554.


Senior Conservancy
at the Arts Center
July 6-17
At the Arts Center of Cannon County. Contact 615-563-2787.

Bring It On
The Musical
July 10-25
Will take the stage at the Arts Center of Cannon County. Contact 615-563-2787.

Goat Show
July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4 pm
at The Stratton Bone Arena located behind the Cannon County High School, show will begin at noon. Contact Carol or Bob Melton at 615-563-5260 for information.


Cruise-In on the Square
3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25
Includes a food drive to benefit the Food Bank. All cars and trucks welcome. Contact John Barker at 615-542-4065.

Red Apple Days
July 31-Aug. 1
Held at C.H. Hawkins Park, gospel music on Friday evening. Saturday begins with a 5K run, vendors, entertainment and a fish fry at the Community Center. Contact Roger Turney at 615-464-4210 for info.

The Arts Center Presents "Forever Abbey Road, A Tribute to the Beatles."
July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Center presents Forever Abbey Road, a tribute to the Beatles. Showtime is 7:30 and The Blue Porch will be open if you would like dinner and a show. Contact the Arts Center at 615-563-2787 for information.


Arts Center
Reverse Raffle
Aug. 1
Your cordially invited to the Arts Center Reverse Raffle, enjoy a gourmet meal, door prize raffle, be the last ticket holder and you win $5000 dollars. A fun night with family and friends. Contact the Arts Center at 615-563-2787 for information.


Ghost: The Musical
Aug. 7
@ 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Ghost: The Musical begins its run at the Arts Center of Cannon County. The play continues weekends through Aug. 22.


Cruise-In On The Square
Aug. 22 @ 3-7 p.m.
All cars and trucks welcome, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, music and more. Contact John Barker at 615-542-4065 for info.


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