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Community calendar, March 11

Posted 3/11/23

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Community calendar, March 11


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.


VFW breakfast

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5019, and its Auxiliary will host their second Saturday fundraiser breakfast March 11 from 7-9:30 a.m. at the VFW Post, 1320 E. Depot St. Home cooked food including sausage and pork loin are on the menu. Carry-outs are available. For more information call Alex at 615-513-7959.

Food pantry

Scott’s Chapel United Methodist Church will open its Seasoned With a Touch of Salt Food Pantry at the church, 940 Morton St., from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 11. For more information call 931-684-2297.

Spaghetti supper

Blankenship United Methodist Church, 3602 Midland Road, will host a spaghetti supper Saturday, March 11, from 5-7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit homeless services and the church,


Laity Club

Bedford County Laity Club will meet Sunday, March 12 at Mount Lebanon Church. 


Arts Council

Bedford County Arts Council’s monthly meeting will be Monday, March 13 at The Fly Arts Center. A potluck dinner at 6 p.m. will be followed by a program at 6:30 p.m. Longtime board member Jim Sepull and his wife Donna will share stories about their historic Shelbyville home, including some haunting stories. All current members and those wanting to learn more about the council are invited.

GOP Meeting

The Bedford County Republican  Party will meet on March 13 at the International House of Prayer, 865 Union St. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://bedfordgop.org/ or their Instagram at BCRP2023. 


Caregiver Relief

The Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County is offering a support group for those in who are caring or have cared for loved ones impacted by Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.  They are holding this support group at noon on the third Thursday each month at the Christ Lutheran Church, 500 Elm St Shelbyville.  Lunch is served so please RSVP to 931-685-9039. The next meeting will be held March 16.  


Gilliland walkthrough

Gilliland Historical Resource Center, 803 Lipscomb St., will be open for a walkthrough only from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 18.

Daffodil Day

Bell Buckle’s annual Daffodil Day is Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free tree seedlings will be available, a flower show and the Best of the Butts barbecue cookoff will be held, and the town’s Citizen of the Year will be named.

Biloxi Blues

Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” will be presented at The Fly Arts Center March 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and March 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/tix/5464


Democratic Party Meeting

Bedford County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20 at El Mexico, 724 N. Main St.

Historical Society

The Bedford County Historical Society will resume its customary meeting schedule with its spring quarter meeting on Monday, March 20, in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. A potluck supper will kick off the meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short business meeting. Society member and Bedford County Archives Director Carol Roberts will provide the program featuring “Distilleries of Bedford County In the Pre-prohibition Era.” Hosts are Tom and Rhonda Styer, Scott and Trish Hubbard, Sandra Smith, and Sarah Hill.  The public is invited to bring a dish and enjoy the meal and program. Call Society President Al Simmons, 680-6313, with questions.

Diabetes program

Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a six-week program, helps people with diabetes learn to manage their disease and improve their health. Some of the topics covered include nutrition, controlling blood sugar, exercise, stress management, foot care, etc. The program is offered free of charge and will be taught by UT/TSU Extension and the Health Department on Mondays at 10 a.m. from March 20 through April 24 at the Extension office, 2105 Midland Road. You must pre-register by calling 931-684-5971.


SCHRA meetings

South Central Human Resource Agency’s governing board will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23 at their office, 1437 Winchester Highway in Fayetteville. Subcommittees will meet at 10 a.m.


Democratic convention

Bedford County Democratic Party will hold a reorganization convention to elect new leaders Saturday, March 25 at Shelbyville Recreation Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the convention at 10, All registered Democrats are invited.


Underwater Egg Hunt

Shelbyville Parks & Recreation’s Underwater Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 1 at Shelbyville Recreation Center for ages 3-13. Starting time vary by age from 9-10:30 a.m. A mandatory $4 preregistration fee includes free all-day swimming. Register at the Rec Center or its website.

Book signing

Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library will host an author presentation and book signing with Dr. Lona Bailey of Manchester at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Community Room. Bailey’s newest book, “The Voice of Villainy,” covers the life and work of actress Betty Lou Gerson from Chattanooga, the voice behind the original Cruella de Vil from Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The event is free to attend for all ages. For more information call 931-684-7323.

SCHS ‘57 reunion

Shelbyville Central High School’s Class of 1957 will meet at the back parking lot of King’s Museum (the old SCHS) on Saturday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. They will tour the museum and then meet at Legends, 1609 N. Main St., at 11:30 a.m. for their reunion. Guests are welcome.

Easter egg hunt

First Community Bank will host a free Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at its main office, 207 Elm St.


Soup Kitchen fundraiser

The Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen will be hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 336 S. Cannon Blvd. A portion of the proceeds will be shared with Gateway Church, who provides them storage space, facilitates clothing, and distributes additional food. To-go orders available. Reservations are appreciated but not required.


Paper-postcard show

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


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.


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.


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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Pastor Tyler Shoemaker’s message at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church will be “Delight in God.” The service will be livestreamed.

Pastor Jimmy West’s message at 10 a.m. Sunday at Edgemont Baptist Church will be “Followers Pray” from Acts 6:1-7. The service will be livestreamed. Joseph Habedank will perform in concert at the church Friday, March 17. No tickets will be required to attend.

“Christian, God Has A Will For You” from Ephesians 5:15-17 will be Bro. Bobby McGee’s message at Grace Baptist Church.

Christian (Disciples of Christ)

Pastor Dan Asche’s series on “Jesus, The Great Transformer” will conclude at First Christian Church at 10 a.m. Sunday. This Sunday rather than looking at a character out of the Bible we will talk about “The Transformed You” from Colossians 3:12-17.  

Church of Christ

The sermon series “The Fight” by Lance Bennett continues at Fairlane Church of Christ. The message will be “The Trade” from Genesis 25:27-34. The service will be livestreamed and broadcast on WLIJ (98.7 FM/1580 AM/wlijradio.com). Fairlane’s Spanish ministry will continue the “Fruits of the Spirit” serires with the sermon “Love” from Galatians 5:22-23.

Jim Gibson’s lesson will be “Child of God” from Galatians 3:26-29 10 a.m. Sunday at Southside Church of Christ. Bible study will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, led by Brian Nicholson, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, led by David Sanders. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services are livestreamed at cofcsouthside.com.


“John’s Last Question” from Luke 7:18-23 will be Pastor Abe Zimmerman’s message at First United Methodist Church. When John the Baptist was in prison and death was near, he had his disciples ask Jesus a very odd question, “Are you the One we’ve been waiting for?” Come and see what he meant and what it has to do with us as believers. The 10 a.m. service will be livestreamed on Facebook and broadcast on WLIJ (98.7 FM/1580 AM/wlijradio.com).

Scott’s Chapel United Methodist Church will open its Seasoned With a Touch of Salt Food Pantry at the church, 940 Morton St., from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 11. For more information call 931-684-2297.


First Presbyterian Church’s service  at 10 a.m. will be led by Pastor Jim Moran.  All services are streamed live on Facebook.