Blood pressure check
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.
Annual Cottage Tour & Bazaar
The Woman’s Association of the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly will host its 57th annual Cottage Tour and Bazaar Friday starting at 9 a.m. at the Monteagle Assembly event, which includes 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 in advance by calling 931-924-2286.
Half-price yard sale
Anyone who missed the First United Church’s giant yard sale last Saturday will have a second chance to get some fabulous bargains this Saturday from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Belvidere Community Center (former Belvidere School), 349 Belvidere Road, Belvidere. Sale items include kitchen things, linens, tools, holiday items, furniture, sewing items and more. The sale will be held inside, rain or shine.
Car, truck & motorcycle show
Everyone is invited to a car, truck and motorcycle show Saturday 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.
F.C. Music Festival
Sharing Grace CDC presents its first Franklin County Music Festival Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and continuing through 11:30 p.m. at Old Cowan Road Park, Old Cowan Road, Winchester. Enjoy the kids zone from noon to 4 p.m. Cornhole signup starts at 11 a.m. with an entry fee of $25. Bring your own bags and a partner for cornhole. First place wins $300 for singles and $500 for doubles. Second place wins $200 for singles, $300 for doubles. Third place, $100 for singles, $200 for doubles. Enjoy $1 bingo, food vendors and clothing vendors. Adult beverages will be available on site. Live music starts at noon with Sound Dawgs, followed by Soulfish Band at 2 p.m., Ms. Fee Fee at 4 p.m., The Hamilton Brothers at 6 p.m. and The Utopia Band at 8 p.m.
MAD SAM meeting
Everyone is urged to attend the Making A Difference Suicide Awareness Movement (MAD SAM) meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rain Teen Center, 1910 Sharp Springs Road, Decherd, for the purpose of discussing upcoming events that include a yard sale from Aug. 5-7 and the MAD SAM Walk on Sept. 11. Volunteers are needed to make these events possible. Please come and bring your ideas. For info, call Tammy Bolz, 931-308-3371.
Learn to TRI Kids Triathlon Camp
Youth ages 6-12 are invited to Winchester’s Learn to TRI Kids Triathlon Camp July 26-30 from 3-6 p.m. at the Winchester Swimplex and City Park. Cost is $75. Learn to swim like a triathlete, develop bike-handling and safety practices and learn the fundamentals of running through transition practice and basic workouts, functional muscular training and skills-based workouts based on age and athletic ability. In addition, attendees will learn about body fueling, healthy living and good sportsmanship and enjoy lots of games. Kids will need their own gear and especially a bike. There will be a kids triathlon on Aug. 21 for participants to test their skills. Call 931-962-4204 for more information.
Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72 will hold a dinner meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Oak Restaurant in Manchester. The program will be presented by Richard Dix on “black care,” known today as depression. For complete information, visit www.tennessee-scv.org/camp72/.
FCHS schedule pick up
Franklin County High School 12th graders may pick up schedules at FCHS on July 27 or July 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Tenth graders may pick up schedules July 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. Eleventh graders may pick up schedules July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Schedule changes must be submitted by Aug. 4.
Career fair for nurses
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee will host a community career fair for nurses July 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southern Tennessee Employee Development Center, 1397 S. College St., Winchester. Sign-on bonus offered to qualified nurses. For information, visit SouthernTennessee.com or call Danny Edwards, 931-967-8271, for info.
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