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First United Methodist Church on the Shelbyville square is holding its annual holiday bazaar from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. A bake sale and craft sale, including a signed print by Jerry Ward, will be included. Proceeds benefit local charities.
A driver’s license checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, .6 miles east of the 15 mile marker on Wartrace Pike (Highway 64 East).
The first Cops & Rodders Classic Car Show Cruise-In is scheduled 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on the Shelbyville square. Chili and drinks will be available. All proceeds benefit Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association.
County Fair Christmas
A County Fair Christmas, offering crafts and other items for sale, will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Bedford Co Agriculture Center. For more information, call 931-580-7060 or see bedfordountytnfair.org.
Festival of Trees
Bedford County Arts Council’s 26th annual Festival of Trees is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Fly Arts Center. Decorated trees will be judged and food and crafts will be available. This year’s theme is “A Fairy Tale Christmas.”
God and Country
The God and Country program will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Calvary Baptist Church. Veterans will be provided lunch at no cost at 11:30 a.m. Quilts of Valor will be presented by Rhonda Styer.
VFW Music Night
VFW Post 5019, 1320 Wartrace Pike (Depot Street), will hold its monthly third-Saturday music night Saturday, Nov. 19. 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 or 931-684-2523.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72 will have their regular dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Oak Restaurant in Manchester. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Dr. Michael Bradley will discuss his book, “The Last Words.” This book details the farewell addresses of Union and Confederate Commanders to their men at the end of the War Between the States.
St. Paul Church, Highway 41A between Rover and Unionville, is holding its monthly food giveaway at noon Sunday, Nov. 20.
Community Thanksgiving Service
First Christian Church, Madison Street, will host the Community Thanksgiving Service at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Praise & Worship Band from Calvary Baptist Church will lead in worship, while Andy Keefer from First Church of the Nazarene will bring the message on the Thanksgiving theme. Refreshments will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.
The Bedford County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at El Mexico, 724 N. Main St.
Bedford County Commission’s financial management committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Room 110 at Bedford County Business Complex, 200 Dover St.
A potluck for seniors who would otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving Day will be held at noon at Shelbyville Recreation Center. Reservations are required at 931-684-9780.
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen, 336 S. Cannon Blvd., will host a Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 24. Dine-in serving will begin at 3:30 p.m. Food boxes will be given for each home.
Nearest Green Distillery’s Winter Wonderland and Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 on the grounds. Tree and grounds lighting will be at 5:15. Live music and carolers are planned for the family-friendly event.
Shop Small Movie Night
“The Polar Express” will be presented for free at Shop Small Movie Night, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Capri Theater. First Community Bank is sponsor.
Commodities will be distributed by South Central Tennessee Resource Agency from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Dec. 2, at Bedford County Agriculture Center, 2119 Midland Road.
Wartrace’s Christmas lighting is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 on the town square. Included will be a live performance by The Tobins from 6-8 p.m,. and a special appearance by Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus.
Holiday Night Market
Holiday Night Market is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Dec. 2 in Bell Buckle’s downtown area, including games, music and food.
Bell Buckle is presenting its annual Quilted Christmas on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The free tour will begin at the Main Street pavilion where maps will be available.
The 49th annual Shelbyville Christmas Parade, hosted by the Shelbyville Jaycees, will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. following the traditional route around the square to North Main Street and out Madison Street. Rain date will be Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. This year’s parade theme will be “A Storybook Christmas.” Participant applications are available at www.shelbyvilletn.com.
Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association’s annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, to benefit Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association’s no-kill animal shelter, will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Riverbend Country Club. A full dinner buffet catered by the country club will be included. Tickets are available at Merle Norman, Heritage Jewelers, Riverbend Country Club, and at the shelter at 911 Madison St. (call the shelter at 931-684-5463 before picking up tickets.)
Retired Teachers meeting
Bedford County Retired Teachers will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Emmy’s Restaurant (Urban Plantation). Community High School Drama Club and instructor Tony Davis will present the program.
Thomas Intermediate School is holding Winter Fest on Friday, Dec. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. A chili supper, silent auction and photos with Santa are included. The play “Annie Kids” will be performed by the TMS Drama Club at 6 p.m.
The 12th annual Wine Walk will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 on the Shelbyville square.
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.
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen serves meals from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 336 S. Cannon Blvd. (corner of South Cannon and Pickle Street). Doors open at 3:45. 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.
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.