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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 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 now taking applications for the Trading Post Christmas reserved spots in this October event. Free space only a phone call away to Savannah. 615-464-7824.

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

Free Movies
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. Teen Pizza movie events are set for July 18 at 5 p.m. Tuesday Afternoon Movies (2-3:30 p.m.) on July 14, 21 and 28.


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 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m.
July 19 at 2 p.m.
Bring It On: The Musical takes you on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and termination. Bring It On: the Musical tells the high-energy story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. Produced by Darryl Deason, this show features the direction of Chelsea Toombs, music direction of Scott Willis, choreography by Tyler Lamb, and Cheer Coach Regina Ward. This production is appropriate for ages 13+. Tickets are $15 with discounts available for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (615) 563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.


Historical Society
Tuesday, July 14
The Cannon County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon County Senior Center, 609 Lehman St., in the small dining area. You will enter under the awning. The program, "The Most Interesting Character I Ever Knew" will begin at 7 p.m.

Pool Party
Thursday, July 16
Adams Memorial Library's annual Pool Party is set for 3 to 6 p.m. the Cannon Community Center swimming pool. Everyone is welcome. This year we're also running a food drive for the Cannon County Food Bank. Bring your donations of canned food items to the pool and if we get 50 cans or more, Miss Patti will jump in the pool.


Music Night @ the Cannon County Senior Center
Friday, July 17
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.


Family Story Time
Saturday, July 18
The Family Story Time and Craft will be held on Saturday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Adams Memorial Library. Come by with your family for an event that everyone can enjoy. It's hard to find free events for the whole family, but you've found one now, so be sure not to miss it.


Puppet Performances
Thursday, July 23
Kathleen Lynam, a puppeteer and teaching artist, is coming to Adams Memorial Library for a can't miss event from 1 to 3 p.m. Join her and her puppet friends for an afternoon of fun. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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 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 $5,000 dollars. A fun night with family and friends. Contact the Arts Center at 615-563-2787 for information.


Community Dinner
Wednesday, Aug. 5
Sycamore Baptist Church will hold a community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. On Aug. 5. All benefits collected will go to the new building fund.

Ghost: The Musical
Begins 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.

George-Tate Family Reunion
Saturday, Aug. 8
The George-Tate Family reunion is set for Gassaway Community Center. Hours are 10:30 a.m. - until. Pot luck dinner will be served at noon.

Mary Poppins Auditions
Aug. 16 and 17th
This show is being Directed by Allison Hall with Music Direction by Haley Ray. Please come prepared to perform 16 measures of a song that highlights your vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. (Sheet music required. No CDs or acapella allowed) You will be required to participate in a dance audition, vocal audition, and cold readings. To receive an audition packet please send an email to with the following information: Your Name Your Age Dance Experience and special skills Indicate which audition you plan to attend *list any roles you are interested in singing/reading for *headshots and theatrical resumes are welcomed but not required


Grand Ole Opry Star
in Concert
Friday, Aug. 14
Opry Star John Conlee will appear in concert at South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma. Call 931-455-5321 for information.


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