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Community calendar, April 8

Posted 4/8/23

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Community calendar, April 8


Send Community Calendar items to tgnews@t-g.com, notify us on Facebook, call 931-684-1200 or stop by our office, 323 E. Depot St.


Paper-postcard show

The 19th Shelbyville Regional Postcard & Paper Memorabilia Show will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at The Fly Arts Center. A dinner, speakers and a silent and live auction are scheduled.

Easter egg hunt

Blankenship United Methodist Church, 3602 Midland Road, will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Children through fifth grade are invited. Refreshments will follow.

Bell Buckle egg hunt

Bell Buckle Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at Bell Buckle Park for children ages to 10 years.  

VFW Breakfast

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5019, and its Auxiliary will host their 2nd Saturday of the month FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST Saturday, April 8, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the VFW Post, 1320 Depot Street. Home cooked food, including country ham and pork loin, will be available. Carry-outs are available. For more information call Alex at 615-513-7959. The food for this fundraiser has been donated by HUMANA.


Arts Council program

The Bedford County Arts Council will hold their Monthly Potluck and Program on April 10 beginning at 6 p.m. The featured artist for April and May will be Tony Teal. Guests are encouraged to bring a friend, bring a dish, and join the Bedford County Arts Council as they welcome the former Shelbyville resident and talented artist. Exhibit starts at 6:30 p.m.


Community meeting

A community meeting for District 3 residents led by Commissioner Troy Thompson will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Middle School Theater.


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.


Laity Club

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


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.


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.

MAY 13

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.


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  Bro. Tyler Shoemaker’s message at Calvary Baptist Church on Sunday, April 9, at 10 a.m. will be “He IS Risen: Celebrate the Savior.” It will be livestreamed.

The Easter egg hunt scheduled for Saturday at Edgemont Baptist Church has been rescheduled due to weather to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12. The Praise Choir will present “What a Savior” at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday; the message will be “He Has Risen” from Mark 16:1-8.

“He Has Risen! He Is Not Here" from Mark 16: 1 – 9 will be Pastor Bobby McGee’s message Sunday at Grace Baptist Church. Live streaming will be on Facebook.

New Bethel Baptist Church will have an Easter Sunrise service at 7 a.m. A breakfast will follow. The regular 10 a.m. service will be held.

Christian (Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church invites everyone to celebrate with them this Resurrection Sunday at 10 a.m., the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. Children's graded worship and nursery will also available at 10 am.

Church of Christ

Fairlane Church of Christ’s Iglesia Church will be having a picnic and worship at the Recreational Center. Fairlane will have Easter Worship at 9 a.m. The sermon will be “Hope to Carry On” from 1 Corinthians 15: 11-20. Following their Bible Classes, at 11 a.m., they will have an Easter Egg Hunt and light refreshments served.

The lesson for Southside Church of Christ will be “Things Impacted by Jesus’ Resurrection” from Mark 16:6-7. There will be no 6 p.m. service Sunday. 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.


Blankenship United Methodist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, in the main sanctuary. An Easter sunrise service will start at 6 a.m. in the pavilion behind the church, followed by breakfast. A traditional Easter service and an Easter cantata performed by the choir will begin at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Pastor Abe Zimmerman's Easter sermon at Shelbyville First United Methodist Church will be "Believe Christ is Risen" from John 20:1-31. In this chapter, they have four resurrection stories to explore. Each story will show a different way to come to believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join them for worship service at 10 a.m. Service is also livestreamed on Facebook and broadcast on WLIJ 1580 AM.


First Presbyterian Church's service for this Easter Sunday, “Resurrection of the Lord,” will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. and led by Pastor Jim Moran. All services are streamed live on Facebook. Sunday School starts at 9:00 a.m. All age groups and a nursery will be available.