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Community calendar, June 17

Posted 6/17/23

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Juneteenth Celebration

The 2023 Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 17, at the Courthouse Square, starting at 9:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Gilliland Resource Center …

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Community calendar, June 17


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Juneteenth Celebration

The 2023 Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 17, at the Courthouse Square, starting at 9:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Gilliland Resource Center and the Rosenwald Community Center, the event will have a parade, local vendors, kids’ activities, music and dancing, and a program by keynote speaker Pastor Jason Scales. Guests are asked to bring their lawn chairs. For more information, visit bcjuneteenth.com. For vendor applications, contact Calvin Cannon at 931-639-3643. The Bedford County Democratic Party will also be conducting voter registration.

RC-Cola and MoonPie Fest

The 28th annual RC-Cola and MoonPie Festival will be June 17 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the town of Bell Buckle. The 10 Mile & 5K Run will also begin at 7 a.m. For more information, visit www.BellBuckleChamber.com.

Moon Pie Party

There will be a Moon Pie Party at 211 Cumberland Street, Bell Buckle, on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Nashville attorney Joanne Sowell, who is running for the Senate and hopes to unseat Marsha Blackburn, will be at the party. 

VFW Music

VFW Post 5019, 1320 Wartrace Pike (Depot Street), will hold its monthly third-Saturday music night on Saturday, June 17.  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


Democratic Party Meeting

The Bedford County Democratic Party will meet Monday, June 19 at 6 pm at the El Mexico Restaurant, 724 N. Main Street in Shelbyville with President Van Ayers presiding.


Broadband Summit

The Connect Bedford Broadband Summit will be Tuesday, June 20, at Shelbyville Central High School’s Auditorium from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There will be a line-up of guest speakers as well as opportunities for questions. 


New date – Bedford Conservatives

The Conservatives of Bedford County will meet on Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church, 537 Mt Lebanon Church Rd, in Shelbyville.



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

Sobriety checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint will be on June 23 at 9 p.m. on State Route 82 South at the 6.5-mile marker.


Bible Adventure Day

The Shelbyville Community Bible Study will be sponsoring a “Bible Adventure Day” at H.V. Griffin Park on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will feature food, games, crafts, a bounce house, cornhole, and more. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. For questions or to RSVP, email Julie Carter at julie2649@att.net.


Theatre auditions

Fly Community Theater will hold auditions for the play Bus Stop on Sunday, June 25, at 3 p.m. and Monday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at The Fly Arts Center. Those interested in auditioning can email the director at brendentaylor89@gmail.com for more details.

Choir Anniversary

Thompson Grove Baptist Church will host its Choir Anniversary on Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m. The public is invited.


County budget vote

A Special Called Commission Meeting for the fiscal year 2023-24 budget will be on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at the Bedford County Courthouse. Commissioners will vote on approving the budget.


Constitution Study Mini-Bootcamp

The Constitution Study will be holding a Constitution Study Mini-Bootcamp in Shelbyville on Saturday, July 1, at Microtel in Shelbyville. Doors will open at 10:30, and they will be bringing in pizza for lunch. Tickets are free, but a suggested donation of $10/person would be appreciated. For more information or to register, visit https://constitutionstudy.com/bootcamp.


Fourth of July

The Shelbyville Rec Center will host its July 4th Celebration at H.V. Griffin Park from 5 to 10 p.m. The National Anthem will be sung by Gary Haile at 4:55 p.m. The band UTOPIA will perform from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Various food trucks and arts/crafts vendors will be available along with inflatables, bingo, corn-hole, volleyball, and stick-it archery.


School Safety Day

The BCSO SRO/SPD School Safety Appreciation event will be Thursday, July 6, at 6 p.m., at the Bedford County Justice Center, 108 Northcreek Drive.


Food distribution

There will be a Commodity Food Distribution for Bedford County residents on Monday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Bedford County Ag Center, 2119 Midland Road. For any questions call, 931-685-9962.


Red Sand Project

Join Mayor Chad Graham and the Bedford County Health Council for a Red Sand Project installation on July 26 at 9 a.m. outside the Bedford County Court House. This project is to remember and honor those who have fallen through the cracks of human trafficking.


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 at 931-389-6406, Harris Head Start at 931-773-0033, North Side Head Start Center at 931-773-0141, and Bedford Early Head Start at 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, at 931-703-3159.