happenings

Blood drive

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the U.S., Blood Assurance needs the public to schedule and keep donation appointments to ensure the continued adequacy of the blood supply. Please visit a donor center and continue to give blood during this pandemic crisis. Blood Assurance will give away an Echo Dot every week to one randomly chosen donor. All donors over the age of 18 are eligible to win. The Blood Assurance office is located at 652 N. Jackson St. in Tullahoma. 931-461-5773.

April 7

Blood drive

American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday from 2-6 p.m. at Belvidere Mennonite Church, 9805 David Crockett Pkwy. West.

April 9

Blood drive

American Red Cross blood drive April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Huntland School, 400 Gore St., Huntland.

Sept. 19

Arts and Ales

The sixth annual Arts and Ales has been postponed until Sept. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at Monterey Station in Cowan. Enjoy beer, art, music, vendors, fun mob art projects and more. VIP tickets are $40 each. Regular tickets are $25 available at Artisan Depot Gallery located at 204 Cumberland St. in Cowan as well as other venues in the region. For information, call Nancy Wallace at 931-308-5953 or Pat Richards at 931-691-1817. Proceeds go toward the Franklin County Arts Guild’s scholarship fund.

EVENT CLOSURES & POSTPONEMENTS 

Kindergarten registration

Franklin County kindergarten registration has been postponed until further notice. For information, call Patti Limbaugh, 931-967-0626.

Spring hikes

Tennessee state parks have canceled their ranger-guided group spring hikes in the interest of public health and safety. State parks remain open for visitors and are great places to go for solo adventures and social distancing.

Golf Fore Paws

Animal Harbor’s annual fundraiser, Golf Fore Paws, has been postponed. For information, visit www.animalharbor.org.

Franklin County Library

The Franklin County Library is closed in the interest of public health and safety.  Staff are reporting to work. For information, call the library at 931-967-3706.

F.C. Courthouse

The Franklin County Courthouse and other government offices are closed in the interest of public health and safety.  The staff is reporting to work and taking telephone calls and payments over the telephone. The courthouse can be reached by calling 931-967-2541.

F.C. Senior Center

The Franklin County Senior Center is closed temporarily in the interest of public health and safety. Please call 931-967-9853 or email fcdirector@fcsc.comcastbiz.net for more information. The trip to Metropolis Casino on April 16 will be rescheduled.

Winchester Livery

The Winchester Livery is temporarily closed in the interest of public health and safety as the spread of COVID-19 continues. However, private events are at the public’s discretion. For info, call 931-962-3393.

Trails and Trilliums

The 17th annual Trails and Trilliums festival set for April 17-19 has been postponed. The Friends of South Cumberland State Park will reschedule.

Send events to lstacy@heraldchronicle.com by 10 a.m. each Tuesday.