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Tennessee Downs on the Square
Tennessee Downs on the Square, to introduce the car lifestyle center planned for northern Bedford County, will be 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, on the Shelbyville square. Sports car vendors will be present and live music by The Unforgettables is scheduled. Makers Market, held in conjunction and highlighting local and area vendors, is being held by the Bedford County Court House Annex on the south side of the square during the day.
Cascade Car, Truck Show
The Cascade Classic Car & Truck Show will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Cascade High School. Proceeds will benefit Cascade High’s band.
The first Backyard Olympics will be held Saturday, June 25, at H.V. Griffin Park by Shelbyville Parks & Recreation.
Auditions for the play “12 Angry Jurors” will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, and 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Fly Arts Center. Parts include men and women, who will do a cold read from script.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72 of Sons of Confederate Veterans will have their monthly dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Oak Restaurant in Manchester. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Camp Program Director Richard Dix will discuss Elmira prison. Meetings are open to the public and all War Between the States buffs are invited.
Early 4th fest
Wartrace’s Independence Day celebration will be held at Winnette Ayers Park on Saturday, July 2. Music starts at 5 p.m. A mural dedication, ice cream churn off, corn hole, apple pie drawing, children’s activities and concessions are planned. Fireworks will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Shelbyville-Bedford County’s annual July 4 celebration will begin at 5 p.m, at H.V. Griffin Park. Utopia will perform, children’s games will be held and fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. A seniors potluck luncheon and singing will begin at noon.
Flat Creek 4th
Flat Creek Community Center will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 4 at the home of Roger and June Debatin, 848 Hilltop Road. The community center will be cooking hamburgers and participants are asked to bring a covered dish. Fireworks are planned after dark. Rain location will be the center’s building.
A reunion of the Lawwell and Cook families will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at Crowell’s Chapel Lutheran Church under the pavilion. Attendees are asked to bring old photos and any other history to share.
Bedford County Laity Club will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Wartrace United Methodist Church. A meal will be provided.
Mt. Olivet ice cream
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church is hosting an ice cream supper and 150th anniversary homecoming celebration at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 16.
Bedford County Fair
The Bedford County Fair will be Monday, July 18, through Saturday, July 23. See bedfordcountytnfair.org or call 931-684-0239.
ABC’s of Medicare
A free ABC’s of Medicare class will be held Wednesday, July 20. from 9 a.m.-noon at the South Central Tennessee Development District building in Mt. Pleasant. Advance registration is required because class size is limited. Call toll tree 1-877-801-0044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Volunteers are also needed.
Free backpacks will be given to school-aged children Friday, July 29, at H.V. Griffin Park by The Center for Family Development and the Johnson Family Foundation, The event begins at 10 a.m, and the backpacks will be distributed at 1 p.m, following a free lunch.
Celebration City Car Club’s Cruise-In will be Friday, July 29, 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.
Police Fun Run
Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association will have its annual “Run Like You Stole Something” Fun Run fundraiser Saturday, September 24 at 8 a.m. at Shelbyville Central High School. Sign up at https://www.reg2run.com/index.php/event_details/327 or contact Kim Nash at Shelbyville Police Departmen, 931-684-5811. The first 100 signups will receive a swag bag of goodies.
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen serves meals from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 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, P.O. Box 2259, Shelbyville, TN 37162, and are tax deductible under its 501c3 non-profit designation.
Boxed non-perishables are available. Takeouts are no longer distributed.
Good Samaritan holds a Bag Day the first Monday of each month from noon-2 p.m. at 201 E. Highland Ave.