Mother’s Day flower fundraiser
Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation’s annual Mother’s Day flower drive is underway, with a variety of beautiful arrangements for $20. Orders can be placed now through April 28 and must be paid in full at the time of the order. Pick up flowers May 10-13 at 101 Bragg Circle in Tullahoma. To order, call 931-581-5327 or email email@example.com.
Blood Assurance will conduct a blood drive Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, 185 Hospital Dr., Winchester. Each donor will receive a t-shirt. Call 931-691-0452 or visit bloodassurance.org/southerntn224.
Cowan Commercial Club
The Cowan Commercial Club meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. at The Franklin House in Cowan. Membership is open to residents and businesses in and near Cowan. For more information, go to cowancommercialclub.com.
The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society meets Wednesday at 10 a.m. (social time 9:30 a.m.) at the Franklin County Country Club. The program will be presented by Deputy Kason Bolin and K-9 dog Roku and will focus on law enforcement and the use of a multipurpose canine on everyday patrol. The buffet luncheon is $15. For reservations, call Tina at 931-967-4813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cowan RR Museum annual meeting
The Cowan Railroad Museum will hold its 2023 annual membership meeting on March 2 at 6 p.m. at the Cowan Center for the Arts, 300 Montgomery St., Cowan. Participation requires annual dues of $20 per person or $10 for students. No payment is required for lifetime members. The agenda includes an election for the board of directors, goals for the year and approval of a new operating budget. For information, leave a voicemail at 931-967-3078.
Saint Patrick’s Day
Everyone is invited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the South Jackson Performing Arts Center in Tullahoma on March 17 featuring fun for the entire family including a kids’ treasure hunt, Irish food, green beer, a full bar and live entertainment. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with live Celtic music and food. Main stage entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students age 11-17 and $8 for ages 10 and younger. Visit southjackson.org/performing-arts-series/.
Stories to Songs Workshop
Everyone is invited to attend a Stories to Songs Workshop on March 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Franklin County Library, 105 S. Porter St., Winchester. Marilyn Harris will provide live music.
Food Truck Frenzy
Everyone is invited to Tims Ford State Park, 570 Tims Ford Dr., Winchester, on March 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to participate in judging food vendors to help decide which food trucks you most want to see at park events this year. Cost to judge the food is $10 per ticket. Enjoy live music and other product vendors as well as a full day of programs at the park’s Nature Center.
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 73rd annual membership award banquet Spring Soiree on March 21 at 5 p.m. at Monterey Station, 104 Monterey St., in Cowan. Wine tasting, hosted by Beans Creek Winery, and social hour starts at 5 p.m. followed by dinner, the program and awards at 6 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Get tickets by calling 931-967-6788.
Father Daughter Dance
The United Way of Franklin County Father Daughter Dance will be held March 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Monterey Station in Cowan. Photos begin at 4 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person at Citizens Community Bank in Winchester. Only 400 tickets will be sold.
Franklin County preschool registration
Franklin County preschool applications will be accepted on April 4 from 1-5 p.m. at the school that parents wish their child to attend in the 2023-24 school year. The child must be 4 years old by Aug. 15 to apply. Bring a birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record and current physical report, proof of residency (utility bill, rent receipt, etc.), proof of income (2022 W-2’s or tax return preferred or last three consecutive pay stubs showing gross income or letter of food-stamp proof.) For information, call Patti Limbaugh at 931-967-0626.
The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society meets April 5 at 10 a.m. (social time at 9:30 a.m.) at the Franklin County Country Club. The Tigress from Fayetteville will present a fashion show. The buffet luncheon is $15. For reservations, call Tina at 931-967-4813 or email email@example.com.
Mountain Goat Trail Race
Registration is open for the Mountain Goat Trail Race set for April 8 featuring a 5-mile run, 2-mile walk and a half-marathon. Register at mountaingoattrail.org/run/.
Franklin County kindergarten registration will be held on April 13 from 1-5 p.m. at the school the child is zoned to attend during the 2023-24 school year. A child must reach age 5 by Aug. 15 to enroll for the fall. Bring a birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record and physician’s physical report and proof of residency. For information, call Patti Limbaugh at 931-967-0626.
Business Expo & Marketplace
The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Expo and Marketplace on April 13. For information, call the Chamber at 931-967-6788.
Trails & Trilliums
Trails and Trilliums will be held April 21-23 at the Beersheba Springs Conference Center. Register for hikes and other nature events now. Learn more at trailsandtrilliums.org or email event chair Margaret Matens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society meets May 3 at 10 a.m. (social time at 9:30 a.m.) at the Franklin County Country Club. The program will be an introduction of the society’s scholarship recipients. The buffet luncheon is $15. For reservations, call Tina at 931-967-4813 or email email@example.com.
American Legion Post 44 will hold a model-train show on May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 110 N. Vine St., Winchester. Admission is $5 adults with children younger than 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Vendor tables are available for $15 each. For information, call 931-308-8914.
Send community events to Lstacy@heraldchronicle.com by 2 p.m. each Monday.