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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.

Short Mountain Trading Post
Don't forget to add your name to the list of the participants in our Country Christmas Bazaar at the Short Mountain Trading Post on Saturday
October 10th from 10 to 5. Free vendor space....Free lunch, coffee and Holiday treats !! Clean out your closets and sheds and bring your
special Christmas crafts to sell at this extra special event. Call Savannah: 615-464-7824. Don't miss out !!!
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

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


TEXTURE - Mixed Media Work By Noah Judah
Through Sept. 9
Arts Center of Cannon County
Judah Noah is an artist working in a variety of media. Utilizing mediums ranging from collage to painting to fiber work to sculpture --as well as such techniques as organic dyes, image transfer, needle felting and embroidery-- he explores topics touching upon and delving into cultural/societal issues, religion, feminism and the natural world. Everyone is invited to an Artists Reception Tuesday, 7 p.m., Aug. 4.
Refreshments will be served. Admission to the Berger Gallery is free.
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10AM-4PM.

David Turner and Friends
Friday, Aug. 28
Cannon County Senior Center
David Turner and Friends will be performing at the Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. David is a very talented and humorous ventriloquist.
David was chosen by the Armed Forces Entertainment to entertain our military troops and their families overseas, and has entertained in more than 13 countries.
This event is open to the public and tickets are $5 each.
Popcorn and drinks will be served.
For tickets or additional information, please call the Senior Center @ 615-563-5304.


Boy and Girl Scout Round Up
Friday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.
Dillon Park
The Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs are holding an informational meeting Friday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at Dillon Park. The Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee serves girls and volunteers in 39 counties as part of the Girl Scouts of the USA, the largest organization of its type in the world. Under the guidance of trained adult volunteers, girls work toward individual and group goals and develop positive values. For more information, call the Girls Scout office, 2690 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, at 615-690-7057. If you missed the Boy Scout sign up at your local school or would like more information about the Boy Scouts of America, come to the Dillion Park meeting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28. If you would like more information and can't make it on this night you can give us a call. Dana 615-542-3402, Josh 615-796-1947 or visit


Class of 1959 Reunion
Saturday, Aug. 29
Lions Club Building
The Class of 1959 is celebrating its 56th reunion Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Woodbury Lions Club Building. Hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Semd your check for $15 per person payable to Dell Thomas Harrell, 203 College St., Woodbury, TN 37190. Call 615-563-5480.


Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes
Starring Jason Petty
Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
At the Arts Center of Cannon County
There is only one Hank Williams and only one actor who can bring him to life- Jason Petty! Jason is the only actor to portray Hank Williams in New York's hit off Broadway production of Lost Highway where he won and Obie and multiple nominations for his performance. Now, this multi-talented singer/actor/musician is bringing his own tribute show out on the road for. This new show is called "Hank and my Honky Tonk Heroes" and showcases Jason's uncanny ability to capture the sounds of Hank Williams. The show takes audiences back in time to the very beginnings of country music and pays homage not only to Williams, but also to other country legends, such as Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Webb Pierce, George Jones, and many more. 615-563-2787.

CCHS Lions Hosted
Sunday, Aug. 30
Ivy Bluff United Methodist Church
Ivy Bluff UMC is hosting the CCHS Lions football team, coaches and parents on Sunday morning at 9:25. A fellowship lunch will immediately following the morning worship. Please join us on this special morning to show our support for these young men and women.

Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
Admission is $5. Rode West Band will be performing. Doors open at 6 p.m.


Cannon County Walking Horse Assoc.
Labor Day Trail Ride
Sept. 5 - 7
An average of 400 riders, including wagons and buggies, make the traditional Labor Day Ride-a-thons on the county roads leading to the campground on Short Mountain. Riders leave the fair grounds in Woodbury at 11 a.m. Visit for further information.

Cancer Survivors Walk
Friday, Sept. 11 @ 6 p.m.
If you are a cancer survivor please join the honorary walk set for Friday, Sept. 11 at Dillon Park. For more information call Marlene at 931-235-6286 or Lois at 615-542-1858.

Fund-raiser for Gilley Hill Cemetery
Saturday, Sept. 12
Gilley Hill Methodist Church
This fund-raiser will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gilley Hill Methodist Church, Dickison Hill Road, Bradyville. Singers the Watchmen and Friends and the Bush Family will perform. A drawing for a 19-inch color TV will be held along with tickets for MTSU girls basketball games: Virginia, Ole Miss and Kentucky. For more information call Wilma Spry, H-615-765-5429 C-615-849-6577, Terry Burks, 615-849-6297 or Bettye Harris, H-615-765-7241 or C-615-796-1068.

White Oaks Craft Show
Sept. 12 - 13
The work of over 75 craft artisans will be available for purchase as The White Oak Crafts Fair returns for its 26th year, offering something of interest for everybody who delights in items and products that are individually designed and hand crafted. From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13, the Arts Center of Cannon County will host the top craft artisans from throughout the region who will offer for sale their original textiles, jewelry, woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, photography, chairs, baskets, ironwork, stained glass and much more. The White Oak Craft Fair takes place along the banks of the East Fork Stones River just down from the Arts Center. Contact the Arts Center at 615-563-2787.

Short Mountain Barbecue Competition
Saturday, Sept. 12
BBQ Competition at Short Mountain Distillery and the Stillhouse Restaurant in celebration of the Cannon County White Oak Craft Fair. The distillery is located at 8280 Short Mountain Road. Call 615-563-1234.


Eight O'Five Jive
Saturday, Sept. 19
Join the Arts Center of Cannon County for an evening of swing dancing, with instruction by National Dance Clubs of Murfreesboro followed with a dance party featuring Eight O Five Jive! The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hills Of Tennessee Roots Music Series - Mary Gauthier
Saturday, Sept. 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9 pm
at the Bird Song Studio located at 213 W. High St. Woodbury, Tn. Visit for more information.

H Bar M Rodeo Company
Friday, Sept. 25 & Saturday, Sept. 26
Justin Pemberton Arena in Woodbury. Gates open at 5 p.m., Muttin Bustin begins at 7 p.m. each night. A family friendly event and great concessions. Contact Dana Pemberton at 615-542-4290 for further information.


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