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No spaghetti dinner
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Senior Citizens Center’s spaghetti dinner, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 19, has been cancelled.
The Wartrace Strawberry Festival is scheduled Saturday, May 14. Fresh local strawberries, arts and crafts booths and food trucks will be featured.
Don Gallagher Day
A special weekend honoring Gallagher Guitar Co.’s Don Gallagher is scheduled Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at the company, 118 W. Walnut St. in Murfreesboro. An Open Jam with Jim Hurst will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Special events will be held all day Saturday at the shop followed by a free concert featuring Jim Hurst and friends, Steve Kaufman, the Gordons, and others from 7-9 p.m.
•Burns Chapel and Cemetery, Burns Road, will hold Decoration Day on Sunday, May 15. A short meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Donations for chapel and cemetery upkeep may be mailed to Wallace Cartwright. 301 Brown Lane, Shelbyville, TN 37160.
•Houston Whitworth Cemetery Decoration Day will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, with Jeff Curtis speaking
•Mount Olivet Cemetery Decoration Day is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15.
•New Hermon Cemetery Decoration Day will be Sunday, May 15. Donations may be sent to Frances McGee, 114 Goose Creek Road, Shelbyville, TN 37160.
•Rosebank Cemetery Decoration Day will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Flat Creek Community Center.
•Unionville Cemetery’s Decoration Day will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Donations may be sent to Peggy Orrell, 416 Riverbend Country Club Road, Shelbyville, TN 37160.
Bedford County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 16 at El Mexico, 724 N. Main St. Membership is not required and all interested individuals are encouraged to attend.
Bell Buckle history
Bell Buckle Historical Commission will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Town Hall.
Bell Buckle Beautification Committee will meet 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in Town Hall.
The Spring Colors Run will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, on a path around Shelbyville. Register at http://shelbyvilletn.chambermaster.com/details/spring-colors-run-6614. Following the run is a Community Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
•Pleasant Valley Cemetery’s decoration service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22. Contributions can be sent to Pleasant Valley Cemetery c/o Harold Blackburn, 110 Hopkins Bridge Road, Unionville, TN 37180.
•Decoration Day services will be held at the Shelton/Garrison Fork Cemetery on Eaton Hollow Road in Beech Grove on Sunday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Linda Barnes McGill. Donations for cemetery maintenance may be made at the service. In case of rain, the memorial service will be held at Garrison Fork Baptist Church, 16005 Manchester Pike, Christiana.
Celebration City Car Club’s May Cruise-In will be Friday, May 27 from 6-8 p.m. on the Shelbyville square. Food trucks will be present, Chase Clanton and Vintage Vibes will perform and WZNG-The Zinger (100.9 FM/1400 AM) will broadcast live. Cruise-Ins are held each fourth Friday during warm weather months.
Bell Buckle concert
Bell Buckle begins its first Concerts in the Park series with Lisa Law & The Suspects from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Bell Buckle Park Amphitheater. Admission is free and food trucks will be present.
New Bethel Baptist Church, Highway 64 West, will have a fifth Sunday Community Congregational Singing on Sunday, May 29, at 5 p.m. Food will follow the singing in the fellowship hall.
South Central Human Resources Agency will hold a commodity food distribution Thursday, June 16, from 10 a.m,-noon at Bedford County Agriculture Center, 2119 Midland Road. SCHRA staff will place the food in recipients’ vehicles. Call 931-685-9962 with questions.
May Marathon Month
Join UT/TSU Extension in walking a marathon (26 miles) or a half marathon (13 miles) over the month of May, a few miles at a time. Simply go to bedford.tennessee.edu for more information and to register on-line for free. Receive weekly e-mail newsletters and a tracking form. Record your miles and report at the end of the month. Those who complete a marathon or half marathon and report will receive a medal. Call the Extension office at 931-684-5971 for questions.
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen serves meals from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays at 336 S. Cannon Blvd. (corner of South Cannon and Pickle Street). Doors open at 3:45. Donations may be made to Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen, 122 Public Square N., Shelbyville, TN 37160 and are tax deductible under its 501c3 non-profit designation.
Boxed non-perishables are available. Takeouts are no longer distributed.
Head Start signups
All Head Start and Early Head Start Centers are taking applications for fall 2022 enrollment. For more information or to complete an application, contact any Head Start Center. Phone numbers are Wartrace 931-389-6406, Harris Head Start 931-773-0033, North Side Head Start Center 931-773-0141 and Bedford Early Head Start 931-685-0876.
For Head Start, the child must turn 3 before Aug. 15, 2022. For Early Head Start pregnant women make weekly educational visits and for the center children 6 weeks up to 3 years old are eligible.
The Shelbyville/Bedford County Senior Citizens Center is serving breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. You must be 60 or over to participate. Contact Gary at 684-0019 to sign up (two-day notice required) and for menu details. There is no charge for the breakfast, but a donation to help the program continue and expand is greatly appreciated.
Bedford County Courthouse is closed for government meetings until at least March due to remodeling. Meetings of the full County Commission are held at Shelbyville Central High School auditorium on Eagle Boulevard and committee meetings at Bedford County Office Complex on Dover Street.
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)/Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a statewide program that provides free and objective counseling and assistance to people with questions or problems regarding Medicare and other related health insurance. They do not sell insurance. New volunteers are needed in Bedford County. Training is provided both online and in person. Call 1-877-801-0044 or 931-379-2927, or email Mike David at email@example.com.
Calvary Baptist Church’s Sunday service will be held at 10 a.m. with Bro. Tyler Shoemaker presenting the message. Services are livestreamed.
Edgemont Baptist Church’s message will be “What About You?” from Joshua 24:15 by Pastor Jimmy West. High school and college graduates will be recognized, Services are livestreamed.
“I Will Make You To Become Fishers Of Men” from Mark 1:16-20 will be the message at Grace Baptist Church. Services are livestreamed.
“The Story” series will continue at First Christian Church with a message about a new leader named Joshua, who has the task of replacing Moses, one of the greatest leaders of all time. Registrations are still being taken for First Christian T-Ball League, where 70 players are involved in the instructional program during June and July.
The lesson at Southside Church of Christ will be “Better Marriages Produce a Better Legacy” from Colossians 3:1-4 in the “Your Family Legacy” series. A study of 2 Peter continues Wednesday. The 10 a.m, Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday services are livestreamed at cofcsouthside.com.
First Presbyterian Church’s sermon by Pastor Jim Moran will be from Acts 11:1-18. Services are livestreamed on Facebook.