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Community calendar, March 7

Posted 3/7/23

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Community calendar, March 7


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A commodity food distribution will be held Tuesday, March 7 from 9-11 a.m. at Bedford County Agriculture Center, 2119 Midland Road, by South Central Tennessee Human Resource Agency. Only Bedford County residents are eligible. Call 931-685-9962 for more information.


Mediterranean Diet class

UT/TSU Extension is offering a four-week class exploring the foods and principles of the healthy Mediterranean Diet through lecture, cooking demonstrations, tastings and more.  It will be held on March 10, 17, 24 and 30 from 10–11:30 a.m. at the Extension office.  Cost is $20 for the series and you must pre-register by going to bedford.tennessee.edu or stopping by the Extension Office, 2105 Midland Road, for a registration form. Call 931-684-5971 for more information.


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.

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.

Food pantry

Scott’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 940 Morton St., will hold a food pantry from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 11. For more information call 931-684-2297.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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