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Community calendar: June 6

Posted 6/6/23


Retired teachers

Bedford County Retired Teachers will meet Wednesday, June 7, at 11 a.m., at Emmy's Restaurant (Urban Plantation). Chris White will be the speaker.  Dues may …

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Community calendar: June 6



Retired teachers

Bedford County Retired Teachers will meet Wednesday, June 7, at 11 a.m., at Emmy's Restaurant (Urban Plantation). Chris White will be the speaker.  Dues may be paid at the meeting.


Town Hall

A town hall will be held for District 1 at 6 p.m. at the Wartrace Gym.

Bell Buckle Parks & Rec

Bell Buckle Parks & Recreation Committee will meet Thursday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.


Canning college

The UT/TSU Extension Office will be holding canning colleges on Friday, June 9, or Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on the Shelbyville Square.  You must pre-register for one day or the other by calling the Extension Office at 931-684-5971. The cost is $15.00 and space is limited to 12 participants. This is a hands-on class that teaches the current recommendations for water baths and pressure canning. Call the Extension Office at 684-5971 for questions or go to bedford.tennessee.edu to see the flyer.


Bright Temple Church event

Bright Temple Church of God and Christ, 516 Elm Street (Dr. Larry J. Crismon II, pastor),  will be hosting a service event beginning at 9 a.m. titled "Chain Breaking Prayer and Shut-In 2023," on Saturday, June 10. Special guest Dr. Brenda Rambo, author of Whispers of the Spirit, will speak at 1 p.m. Jaspar and Israel Wilson will speak at 3 p.m. All are welcome. 

VFW Breakfast

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5019, and its Auxiliary will host their 2nd Saturday of the month FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST Saturday, June 10, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the VFW Post, 1320 Depot Street. There will be "great company and great home cooked food" (including sausage and pork loin). Carry-outs are available. For more information call Alex at 615-513-7959. The food for this fundraiser has been generously donated by HUMANA.

Summer Swing

Summer Swing 2023’s program “Dance, Dance, Dance” will be held at The Fly Arts Center, 204 S. Main Street. Tickets are $12 at the door and the event will feature The Duck River Review. BYOB and set-ups and concessions available.

Raus Ice Cream Supper

An ice cream supper at the Raus Community Center will be Saturday, June 10, at 125 Smith Chapel Road beginning at 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy juicy hamburgers, homemade cakes, pies, and ice cream (more than 20 gallons!). They will also have live bluegrass and gospel music. Funds go to restoring the historic Raus School Building.

Food pantry

A community food pantry, “Seasoned With a Touch of Salt,” will be Saturday, June 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Scott’s Chapel UMC, 940 Morton Street. Food is to be distributed. For more information, visit https://scottchapelumc.org.

Free sack lunch

Scott's Chapel UMC will also be providing free sack lunches to kids on Saturday, June 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Shelbyville Housing Authority Community Center, 343 Courtland Drive. For more information, visit https://scottchapelumc.org.


Laity Club

The Bedford County Laity Club will meet Sunday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the Flat Creek Church. Meal to be furnished.

Flat Creek VBS

Flat Creek Church of Christ will be holding a vacation Bible school from Sunday, June 11, to June 14. The theme will be "Victory in Jesus." Classes for all ages will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The adult class speakers: Sunday night will be Buddy Koonce from Southside Church of Christ. Monday night will be Carter Woodruff from Fosterville Church of Christ. Tuesday night will be John Houston from New Salem Church of Christ. Wednesday night will be a dinner at 5:30 p.m. with a program to follow. All are welcome.


BOE Meeting

The Bedford County Board of Education’s regular meeting will be Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the Community High School Auditorium, 100 Community Crossing, Unionville, TN  37180.


Fly Arts Potluck

The Bedford County Arts Council will host the Monthly Potluck and Program on Monday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at The Fly Arts Center. Santha Koonce will present the program on Art Journaling. Everyone is invited to bring a dish and bring a friend.

Bell Buckle BOMA

Bell Buckle Board of Mayor & Aldermen will meet Tuesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall. There will be a Public Hearing at 5:45 p.m. to discuss Budget Items.


Dining with Diabetes

A three-session Dining with Diabetes class will be offered at the UT/TSU Extension Office on Fridays, June 16, 23, and 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Cost is $15 for all three sessions.  If you or someone you care for has diabetes or you just want more information on planning meals and cooking for people with diabetes, this class will cover the general recommendations and techniques for meal planning and preparation for people with diabetes. The sessions include demonstrations and sampling of recipes, information on healthy eating, and a cookbook.  Must call the Extension Office at 684-5971 to sign up or for questions.

 JUNE 17

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. 

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. 


Democratic Party Meeting

The Bedford County Democratic Party will meet at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, June 19 at the El Mexico Mexican Restaurant at 724 N. Main Street 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.

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.


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.


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.