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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.

Public Service Announcement:
Nov. 1, 2015 until Jan. 31, 2016.
Coming Soon ....Open Enrollment for affordable Health Care Insurance through the Marketplace.Everyone with Health Insurance through the Marketplace will be required to review their enrollment and make changes as necessary to their applications for the 2016 insurance year. If you don't want to change your coverage you may still want to review your information to be sure you have the full benefit and don't face consequences at income tax time.
Help for this process will be available this year by calling 844-644-5443 to make your appointment.

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

Short Mountain Trading Post Winter Clothing Drive
The Trading Post is collecting warm items to distribute to those who are not as fortunate to buy all they need to survive the winter. If you have extra coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, blankets, boots, toys, etc. please drop them off at The Post
on Thursdays thru Saturdays 11:00 to 5:00. We can also gladly pick up items .
Just call Savannah at: 615-464-7824 This is part of the Feed
America First organization in Woodbury.

Cannon County Community for Animals
Thursday, Oct. 22
The Cannon County Community of Animals will meet Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Porch Restaurant at the Arts Center of Cannon County.


The Short Mountain
Haunted Woods
Oct. 23-24 and 30
Held at Short Mountain Distillery with proceeds benefiting Short Mountain Fire Department and the Cannon County Rescue Squad. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the screams starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 with a dinner buffet available. A costume dance party is set for Halloween night from 8 to midnight with free admission.

Plainview Baptist Church
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Oct. 31
Try the Reality Maze for teens and adults and follow Gods word. The maze takes an average time 25 minutes to complete. 0pens Oct 24 and 31 6 till 10 p.m. each night. Free entry and concessions. Activities will include a pallet maze (for the kiddies), face painting, concessions, and so much more! You won't want to miss what we've got planned! Plainview Baptist Church is located at 6088 Jim Cummings Highway, about 4 miles from Woodbury.


Auburntown Asylum
The Asylum is open to visitors Friday and Saturday nights through Halloween. Hours are 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are available online or at the site. The "haunting" is open to visitors age 11 and up. For readers who are familiar with Auburntown, the scare site is located in the former home of the old Shirt Factory at 776 Poplar Bluff Road East.


Pink Floyd Appreciation Society
Saturday, Oct. 24
Arts Center of Cannon County
The Pink Floyd appreciation society will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album by performing the album in it's entirety with another set of all the classic Pink Floyd songs


Pet Halloween Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct. 24
Cannon County Animal Clinic will host its fifth annual Pet Halloween Contest at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 124 Masey Drive in Woodbury. All dogs must be on leashes and current on rabies vaccinations. Call 615-563-4022 to sign up.


Halloween Spook-a-Roma
Saturday, Oct. 31 @ 4-7 p.m.
Friends of Dr. and Mrs. J.F. Adams Memorial Library and The Cannon County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to bring you the Halloween Spook-a-Roma at the Library located at 212 College Street in Woodbury. Costumed characters will be on site to greet the trick or treat crowd beginning at 4 p.m.. Don't be afraid, lots of fun for everyone


Gilley Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 31
The descendants of Tolbert and Rhoda Cope Gilley will have their annual reunion Saturday, Oct. 31 at the old Pleasant View School building. Doors will open at 10 a.m. There will be a covered dish lunch at noon. Please come and tell others. Hope to see you there. Call 615-765-5318.


Country Ham Breakfast
Saturday, Oct. 31
East Side Volunteer Fire Department will hold its famous, all-you-can-eat Country Ham Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at Eastside School. Tickets are $7. For information call Chief Grady George Jr. at 615-849-6867.


Art Center Season Tickets
Go on sale Nov. 2
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)


Cannon County Senior Citizen Center
Music Night, Friday, Nov. 6
Doors open at 6 p.m. Featuring Rode West. Admission is $5.

IGNITE: Christian Music Festival
Sat, Nov. 14 Dillon Park
Free Admission for IGNITE Music Festival 2015. Acts include Root Road, The Persuaded, Change MUSIC, Johnny Newman, Embassy, Joshua Jameson, Mistah Cross, Brian Weaver, Wesley and Whitnew Alexaner, Michael Burt and much more.

Cannon Country Christmas
Friday, Nov. 20 & Saturday, Nov. 21
A big weekend is planned in Woodbury as the Cannon County Country Christmas Merchants Open House. The event opens Friday, Nov. 20 as Santa Claus rides onto the Square in a mule wagon. Downtown stores and shops will be in full holiday finery with special treats for visitors. Door prizes and other special events are still in the planning stage. Watch here for updates.


Outdoor Burning Permits
It's again fire season in Tennessee, and the Division of Forestry is reminding everyone in Cannon County that if they intend to do any outdoor burning they are required by state law to obtain a burning permit. The free permits are required October 15th through May 15th and can be obtained by telephone or online. A poorly prepared or unattended burning debris pile can, under the conditions common in autumn, escape control and become a destructive wildfire. The Tennessee Division of Forestry asks everyone to be cautious when doing any outdoor burning.
Before doing any outdoor burning: First call the Division of Forestry for a burning permit at 615-765-7373 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (call on Friday for the weekend) or obtain a permit online at If weather conditions permit you will be issued a burning permit. If the permit is obtained by phone they will also advise you of any weather conditions such as predicted wind, low humidity or other factors which might call for extra precaution.

Red Cross Offers College Scholarships.
This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016. The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded high school and college students to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply around the winter holidays. Blood donations made at high school, university and college blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of blood donations through the Red Cross. Around the winter holidays, when school is not in session, blood donations often decline.
Students who host a drive can be eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and earn a gift card. A total of six scholarships will be awarded to students who host a blood drive collecting 25 blood donations or more. All students who collect at least 25 pints at their blood drive will receive a gift card to For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit

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