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Community calendar, April 15

Posted 4/15/23


Benefit for Hope

The Youth Leadership Bedford Class of 2022-23 will host Benefit for Hope, to help minimize the stigma surrounding mental health, from 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at …

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Community calendar, April 15



Benefit for Hope

The Youth Leadership Bedford Class of 2022-23 will host Benefit for Hope, to help minimize the stigma surrounding mental health, from 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at Shelbyville Central High School. Tickets are $20 and include dinner, speakers and a silent and live auction. Tickets are available at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce website. For more information email ylb.benefitforhope@gmail.com.

Lanier Family Fish Fry

The Lanier Family Reunion Committee is sponsoring its Annual Fish Fry and Auction on Saturday, April 15, at the Eagleville Community Center located at 317 Highway 99, Eagleville. The time is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy the occasion.

Tractor pull

Bedford County FFA and Newton Motors Smoker Truck & Tractor Pull will be at the Bedford County Agricultural Center. It is a family event full of food trucks and pulling. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Ages 8 and under are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair. Visit their Facebook @ Bedford County FFA Alumni.

VFW music

VFW Post 5019, 1320 Wartrace Pike (Depot Street), will hold its monthly third-Saturday music night this weekend.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with the event from 6 - 9:30 p.m.  James Smotherman & Friends will be featured but other acoustic musicians and singers are welcome.  Admission is $3, and there will be a potluck meal.  No alcohol or outside beverages are permitted.  For more information, call 931-607-3149 or 931-684-2523.


Laity Club

The Bedford County Laity Club is to meet Sunday, April 16, at Normandy United Methodist Church. Meal to be furnished.

Food giveaway

Fellowship Church at Rover is having a food giveaway on Sunday at noon.


Election Commission

The Bedford County Election Commission will meet on April 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the Election Commission Office. For more information go to www.bedfordcountytn.gov/departments/elections/index.php

 Democratic meeting

The Bedford County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 17, at the El Mexico Mexican Restaurant at 724 N. Main Street in Shelbyville. 


Community club

The Pleasant Grove/Rich Valley Community Club supper will be Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Lions Clubhouse, U.S. 231 South. Pot luck, meats, and drinks furnished.


Head Start Council

The South Central Human Resource Agency Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council meeting will meet at 10:30 a.m. on April 20, 2023, at the South Central Human Resource Agency Central Office, in Fayetteville, Tennessee.


SNAP talk

Bonnie Walker with SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), will be at the Senior Center on Friday, April 21 at 9 a.m. to discuss the program and to call BINGO.  Call Nellie at 684-0019 if you would like to attend.


Vaccination clinic

A Middle TN Spay and Neuter Clinic vaccination and microchip drive-up clinic will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, only at 846 Union St. in the back parking lot. Rabies vaccinations will be $10. Canine Distemper/Parvo, Feline Distemper, and Oral Bordetella shots will be $15 each. Microchipping will be $20. Dogs must be on leases and cats must be in carriers. Please have cash and correct change.

Barbecue cookoff

Shelbyville Moose Lodge #2197 will hold its 14th annual barbecue cookoff Saturday, April 22. For more information call the lodge, 931-684-9137.

Glow in the Park 5K

The eighth annual Glow in the Park 5K will be Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. at H.V. Griffin Park. Fee is $25 in advance, $30 day of race. Register before April 1 at Shelbyville Recreation Center or its website to be guaranteed a free t-shirt.


Book sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Tuesday, April 25-Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. until an hour before closing each day.

Used hardcover books are $1 each, paperbacks are 50 cents each, and DVDs and audiobooks $1 each. To volunteer, call 931-684-7323.


Junior's House meeting 

Junior's House Child Advocacy Center is hosting a Bedford County Town Hall Meeting on April 27 at 6 p.m. at Edgemont Baptist Church, 150 Fairfield Drive. Guests will get an inside look into the organization. 


Cruise in

Celebration City Car Club’s Cruise-In will be every fourth Friday beginning April 28 from 6-8 p.m. on the Shelbyville Square. Chase Clanton and Band will perform and food trucks will be present


Fern sale

Boston and Kimberly ferns will be on sale from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Wartrace well house. Proceeds will go to the Wartrace gym. For more information or to place an order see Friends of Wartrace Gym on Facebook or call Beverly Saylor, 931-205-4702 or Claudia Curl, 931-703-4605.


Paws for a Cause

The Middle TN Spay and Neuter Clinic will be hosting a Paws for a Cause 5k run and 1 mile run on May 6 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Calsonic Arena Pavilion Registration will be from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Or you can pre-register at www.reg2run.com. This is a dog-friendly event; spectators are welcome (bring your own chair). Kids 10 and under are free with adult registration.

Indoor yard sale

The Fly Arts Center will be having an indoor craft, vendor, and yard sale on Saturday, May 6, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 204 S. Main Street. You may rent a spot (8x10 area with 6’ table included) for $25 or $45 for two spots. Reserve your spot by texting 931-212-0366 or emailing sframe.fly@gmail.com.


Commodity distribution

There will be a Commodity Food Distribution for Bedford County residents only on May 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Bedford County Agriculture Center. The distribution will be drive through. For questions, call 931-685-9962.

MAY 13

Bedford Warriors Course

The Bedford Warriors for Charity will host their first-ever obstacle course challenge on Saturday, May 1, at 9 a.m. at the Bedford County Agriculture Center. Prize money will be donated to a Bedford County charity for the top three women’s and top three men’s finishers. For more information contact Amanda Arnold at 931-206-0574 or Ron Orr at 615-598-8617. Food trucks, vendors, and kids’ area will also be available.

Fish fry

The First Choice Annual Fish Fry fundraiser will be Saturday, May 13, at Walnut Ridge Farm, 1198 Whiteside Hill Rd. in Wartrace. Food will be served from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids 10 and under eat free at the event. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com or by calling First Choice Pregnancy Center at 931-680-0066. Tickets will also be $20 at the door. Curbside pick-up available. Call by noon May 12 to schedule pickup if purchasing more than five meals.


Meals on Wheels

Shelbyville Senior Citizens Center is in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound of Shelbyville. For more information, call 684-0019 and ask for Amy Wilson.

Soup kitchen

Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen serves meals from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 336 S. Cannon Blvd. (corner of South Cannon Boulevard and Pickle Street). 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.

Head Start

Bedford County Head Start Centers are currently taking applications. 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. Head Start is a free child development program for children 6 weeks to 3 years and their families. Early Head Start enrolls pregnant women for monthly prenatal educational visits.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at International House of Prayer, 865 Union St. Attendees do not have to be a church member. For more information call Doug, 931-703-3159.


Send church news and events to tgnews@t-g.com.


  Bro. Tyler Shoemaker’s message at Calvary Baptist Church on Sunday April 16 at 10 a.m. will be “The Church.” It will be livestreamed.

The message title for Sunday morning’s service at Edgemont Baptist Church will be "What Will You Do To Bring Someone To Jesus?" following Mark 2:1-12. The message will be by Phillip C. Barnett

The message for Grace Baptist Church will be "Judgment Seat of Christ: The Truth, Whole Truth, Nothing But The Truth" from Romans 14: 7 – 13.

The Kellys Gospel Quartet from Lawrenceburg will be performing at Wartrace Baptist Church on Sunday evening, April 30, at 6 p.m. The Church is located at 105 Vine Street in Wartrace.

On Sunday, at 10 a.m., the Sevier Street First Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor R.C. Verge’s 59th Anniversary of Shepherding God’s people. Special guest is Pastor Sedrick Davis and God’s House of Restoration Church from Christiana. Lunch will be served.

Christian (Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church will begin this Sunday a new sermon series from the book of Acts called “Unleashed.” The sermon for Sunday will look at Acts 9:1-19 with Saul, “Drafted for Service.” Children's Graded worship & nursery are also available at 10 a.m.

Church of Christ

Fairlane Church of Christ’s Sunday sermon will be "Isn't Religion Bad for Us?" This is part of a new series called "Questions of Faith" and the scripture that goes with this is 1 John 4: 1-3.

The lesson for Southside Church of Christ will be with guest speaker Bobby Wayne Lee. The lesson will be “Just Preach” from Mark 16:15. The Sunday 6 p.m. will also feature Bobby Wayne Lee with the lesson “No Brainer” from Matthew 7:13-14. David Sanders will be teaching “Restoration Thought and History” at the Wednesday 6:30 p.m. service. Sunday morning is livestreamed at 10 a.m. and Wednesday evening services are livestreamed 6:30 p.m. at cofcsouthside.com.


Pastor David Adams message at the Shelbyville First United Methodist Church will be on Matthew 6:33 – “Be a Kingdom Builder”! It will follow up to the Easter story. Please join them at the church on the square, 122 Public Square North, for worship service at 10 a.m. Or, you can join them on Facebook livestream or tune into the broadcast on WLIJ 1580 AM.


First Presbyterian Church's service for this Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, will be held at 10 a.m. and led by Pastor Jim Moran. All services are streamed live on Facebook. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. They have all age groups and a nursery available for the little ones


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