happenings

NA and AA meetings

Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in Decherd and Winchester. NA meetings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Decherd United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St., Decherd. AA meetings are Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. For more information on AA, call 866-641-9190, or for NA, 866-801-6621.

Old Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum, 400 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester, is open for touring Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Volunteers are needed. Call Kathy Howse at 931-967-3410.

Farmers Market

Franklin County Farmers Market, Dinah Shore Boulevard, Winchester, opens each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 a.m. Shop for local eggs, meats, vegetables, plants, arts, crafts, baked goods and much more.

Gardeners’ Market

Sewanee Gardeners’ Market opens each Saturday from 8-10 a.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Hawkins Lane in Sewanee. Local produce, baked goods, meats and plants will be available from local producers.

July 15

Reopening celebration

Franklin County Senior Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester, will have a reopening celebration today starting at 9:30 a.m. A free burger or hot dog luncheon will be served to current members. Non-members may eat for $5. Door prizes will be presented for members only. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is served each day at 11 a.m. The dining room is open. Schedule lunch with the kitchen by calling 931-967-9853. Blood pressure checks are available every Friday at 10 a.m. There are no COVID restrictions in place.

Ice cream social

The Ladies Division of the Franklin County Republican Party will hold its annual ice cream social tonight at 7 p.m. at the home of Joanne Davis, 505 Flowerlane Dr., Estill Springs. Anyone interested in Republican politics and who loves homemade ice cream is welcome to join in this ladies-only event. Ladies running for political office are urged to attend to introduce themselves.

July 16

Meet-the-artist reception

A meet-the-artist reception will be held for local photographer Jamie Gilliam Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Artisan Depot Gallery and Gift Shop, 204 Cumberland St. E., Cowan. Gilliam’s exhibition is titled “Volunteer State Colors: A Photographic Exhibition of Tennessee Tones.”

Blood pressure checks

Every Friday at 10 a.m., free blood pressure checks will be provided at the Franklin County Senior Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester, by Kim Cold with Avalon Hospice. For information, call the center at 931-967-9853.

July 17

Giant yard sale

A giant yard sale will be held Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon, rain or shine inside the Belvidere Community Center (the former Belvidere School), located at 349 Belvidere Road, Belvidere.  Proceeds will benefit the First United Church, UCC of Belvidere. This multi-family yard sale will offer kitchen items, tools, holiday items, furniture, sewing items and much more.

Stuff the Bus

United Way of Franklin County will host its “Stuff the School Bus” event to collect school supplies for local children in need Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walmart in Winchester. Supplies may also be dropped off in advance at Citizens Community Bank, First Vision Bank, Regions Bank, VR Williams, WCDT or WZYX. Churches and businesses are urged to get involved by hosting their own school supply drive. Call 931-962-0103 or email uwfc@att.net for more information.

July 21

ABC’s of Medicare

 The ABC's of Medicare class will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the South Central Tennessee Development District building, 101 Sam Watkins Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. Topics: How do I choose the best Part D Plan for me? Do I wait until full retirement age before enrolling in Medicare?  Can I get help with Medicare costs?  What do I do if I am on disability and about to go onto Medicare?  Advance registration is required and COVID-19 precautions will be observed.  Call 1-877-801-0044 or email sctn.ship@sctdd.org. No insurance will be sold.

July 23

Annual Cottage Tour & Bazaar

The Woman’s Association of the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly will host its 57th annual Cottage Tour and Bazaar July 23 starting at 9 a.m. at the Monteagle Assembly. The event will include a walking tour of the historic Assembly grounds, 1 Assembly St., Monteagle. The event will feature a bazaar with regional fine arts and crafts, a white elephant sale, lunch options, a bake sale and more. Walking tour tickets are $15 and must be reserved and paid for in advance by calling 931-924-2286.

July 24

Car, truck & motorcycle show

Everyone is invited to a car, truck and motorcycle show July 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the old Franklin County High School football field, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. Admission is free. Cost to register a vehicle is $15. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 50 registered vehicles. For info, call 931-691-4604.

July 31

Swiss Heritage Celebration

Everyone is invited to the Swiss Heritage Celebration July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the farm museum, 328 Swiss Colony Cemetery Road, Gruetli-Laager. The event is backed by the Grundy County Swiss Historical Society, but you don’t have to be Swiss to attend. Tour the farm, dance and sing along with the Mountain Top Polka Band from North Carolina, see live edge tables and other woodwork made by Desi McDaniel of Gruetli-Laager, sample locally made wine and cheese, view historic documents and memorabilia about the pioneering families who created the colony, shop for crafts and handmade goods, and purchase food and beverages. Admission is $5 per person 12 and older. For more information, visit www.swisshistoricalsociety.org.

UDC meeting

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Kirby-Smith Chapter 327 Sewanee meets July 31 at 11:15 a.m. at Oak Restaurant in Manchester.

Aug. 7

AH bone drop

Animal Harbor’s annual bone drop will be held Aug. 7 at noon at the shelter, 56 Nor-Nan Road, Winchester. Buy a bone for $100 for a chance to win: first prize $3,000; second, $1,500; or third, $500. Bones are dropped from a lift onto a target below with the three bones landing closest to the center winning prizes. Prize money will be rewarded contingent upon selling 150 bones. Drop off payment (cash or check only) and a signup form for bones at the Harbor or mail payment to Animal Harbor, P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398. Find signup forms at www.animalharbor.org. For more info, call the shelter at 931-967-4472 or email executivedirector@animalharbor.org. You do not have to be present on Aug. 7 to win.

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