Southern Tennessee Ladies Society meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Franklin County Country Club. Social time and silent auction 9:30 a.m. Meeting at 10 a.m. with the program, “Get Fit with Janet Rogers-Schnarr.” Luncheon $10 (includes dessert, coffee, tea, tax and tip). Make reservations by noon, Dec. 28 by calling Tina 967-4813 or Iris 967-6095 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.southerntnladies.com
Friday Senior Dance And Christmas Party Fun
All senior citizens (age 55 and older) are invited to the Franklin County Senior Center Friday night dance and Christmas party Friday, Dec. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the center located behind Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Enjoy a modern-day Santa and two of his helpers (most seniors are out of touch with the old, original Santa and this newer model might be more fun). Also enjoy the gift exchange and ham giveaway as well as several other give-aways. Enjoy the women and men separation that lets you draw for a new partner for the first dance to the music of the Diamond Ridge Band. Info., 967-0741 or visit www.franklincountyseniorcitizens.com
“The Way We Worked” Smithsonian Exhibition
Cowan Railroad Museum presents the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” going on now through April 21 at the Cowan Center for the Arts (old Cowan Baptist Church building). Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Hours, Tuesdays through Fridays, 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m. School day trips and other groups should call to schedule appointment. Info., 691-0722 or visit Smithsonian.CowanRailroadMuseum.org.
Tennessee Valley Woodworkers Club meeting Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., University of Tennessee Space Institute (Rm. H111). Super annual Show and Tell program. Come and show off what you’ve done or discuss any wood related subjects. The Club has members from several counties in Middle Tenn. and Northern Alabama. Everyone is welcome.
Christmas Eve Mass: “The Nativity of our Lord,” is Saturday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. at St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church in Cowan. Christmas Eve Mass is a traditional evening service with lessons, carols and Holy Communion. Cider and Christmas cookies will be served in the parish hall following the service. St. Agnes’ is located in downtown Cowan at 105 East England St. First-time visitors are always welcome. Info., 636-6313.
Winchester Little League will have signups for the 2012 season on Jan. 22 at First Baptist Church 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at Broadview School Cafeteria 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Jan. 28 at First Baptist Church 9 a.m. to noon. All players must be age 4 to 12 years old by April 31. If you have any questions contact Shanna Stovall 308-6347, Brandi Farris at 205-1789, Todd Foster at 691-9498 or Jimmy Davis at 307-5444.
The preliminary to the Ms. Tennessee and Ms. Tennessee Outstanding Teen Pageant is Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Franklin County High School. The following counties are eligible to compete: Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Lincoln, Grundy, Marion, Hamilton, Sequatchie, Warren, Bedford, Marshall, Giles, Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Cannon, Davidson and Wilson. You must live, work or go to school in one of these counties. www.missamerica4kids.com
AEDC Woman’s Club, invites the community to their fundraising Valentine’s dinner and dance Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Arnold Lakeside Center in Tullahoma. Proceeds benefit the club’s Scholarship Foundation. The Timeline Band will perform dance favorites. A silent auction will keep everyone busy until the band gets started. Info., reservations, call Patti Mathis, 580-8898. Surprise your sweetheart with a special night of dining and dancing!