Al-Anon’s “Peace and Serenity” group meets each Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at Winchester First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Jefferson St. in Winchester. The “Faith Alive” Al-Anon group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 101 Bragg Circle in Tullahoma. The “Serenity Seekers” meet Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Serenity House, 313 Collins Ave. in Tullahoma. All who are concerned about a loved one’s drinking are welcome.

Senior Center trips

Franklin County Senior Center invites everyone to join in for the following planned trips: Myrtle Beach show trip Sept. 16-21; and Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains show trip Dec. 3-5; Hawaii cruise Feb. 6-15, 2020. Contact Linda Weaver at the Center at 931-967-9853 or email fcscctrips@gmail.com.

June 27

Free concert

Everyone is invited to a free concert by the Sewanee Summer Music Festival students June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Cowan Center for the Arts, 300 Montgomery St. in Cowan. Refreshments available.

June 28

Blood drive

Blood drive June 28 from 1-7 p.m. at Winchester Church of Christ, 1230 S. College St. Winchester.

Food giveaway

Isaiah 50:1 Ministry with Wings of Hope Widows Ministry will hold a food giveaway Friday at Journey Church located behind the Herald Chronicle news office at 916 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester. Widows and single mothers may pick up food from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All others may pick up after 12:30 p.m. Please bring boxes or bags.

June 29

Lions BBQ pickup

Winchester Lions Club Independence Day barbecue pick up for those who pre-ordered is Saturday 8-10 a.m. at Franklin County Farmer’s Market. 931-308-7710.

Fireworks show

Free fireworks show over the lake at Winchester City Park June 29 starting at dark sponsored by Twin Creeks Properties and Marina.


The family of Robert Joseph Smith and Ella Mae Tipps will hold a family reunion Saturday at the Liberty Community Center. Start gathering at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will begin at noon.

July 1

Evening at the Farmers Market

Everyone is invited to the Franklin County Farmers Market located at 651 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester on Monday from 4-8 p.m. for an evening of shopping for produce, meats, arts and crafts and much more. Food trucks will be onsite offering supper.

July 3

Cowan’s Fourth of July

Everyone is invited to Cowan’s Independence Day celebration July 3 at 7 p.m. starting with a street dance on Tennessee Avenue in downtown Cowan. Enjoy music, dancing, barbecue, hotdogs, snow cones and fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Tullahoma Independence Day

Everyone is invited to Tullahoma’s Independence Day celebration Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. at Frazier McEwen Park and Tullahoma High School’s baseball stadium. Enjoy vendors, food, kids zone and more. The band Vinyl Radio will perform from 5-7 p.m. followed by Sixwire at 7 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. Shuttle parking will be available downtown and in Cherokee Plaza. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

July 4

Huntland’s Fourth of July

Everyone is invited to Huntland’s Fourth of July parade starting at 10 a.m. in downtown Huntland.

July 3 & 4

Sewanee’s Fourth of July

Everyone is invited to Sewanee’s “Peace, Love and Fireworks” Fourth of July celebration featuring a full day of events.

The fun starts July 3 with a street dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at Sewanee Market featuring the band Bad Nayber. July 4 starts with sunrise yoga from 6:15-7:30 a.m. followed by the Monteagle Assembly pub run and the flag raising with the Sewanee Summer Music Festival’s brass band at 8 a.m.

The day will feature an arts and crafts fair, food, games, mutt show, music, air show (weather permitting), contests and more.

The big parade starts on University Ave. at 2 p.m. starting at Sewanee Market.

Fireworks begin at dark at Lake Cheston with a suggested donation of $1. See full schedule at www.sewanee4thofjuly.org.

July 5

American Hero Celebration

Pack the Park Car Club invites everyone to their American Hero Celebration July 5 from 5-9 p.m. at John L. Sanders Park, 117 College St. in Decherd. The event is focused on America’s service men and women who have served our country. Admission is free. Donations will be appreciated to go to local disabled veterans.  Five trophies will be awarded for top people’s choice in the Cruise In. Door prizes will be given away. Enjoy patriotic music, a dance contest, hula hoop contest, 50/50 raffle, grill raffle, oldies music, vendors, food, baked goods, homemade and direct sales. Representatives will be in attendance from the Franklin County Veterans, American Legion and Contact Life Line. Children will say the Pledge and sing the National Anthem. Info., 931-308-3802.

July 6

FCHS Class of 1984 35-year reunion

Franklin County High School 35-year, Class of 1984 reunion is July 6 at Los Alamos in Winchester. Social time starts at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dress is casual. Info., Beth Eavey, 931-691-8013 text only; Berleta Giles, 706-765-4466; Serbrinne Mosley, 931-307-1717.

July 11

Academy for Lifelong Learning 

The public is invited to hear Dr. Jim Peterman, professor of philosophy at the University of the South, speak on, “Dialogue across Differences” at The Academy for Lifelong Learning at Sewanee July 11 at noon in Lower Cravens Hall at 439 Kentucky Ave. on the Sewanee campus. Coffee, water and cookies will be available and attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Cost is $3. Annual membership is $20. Info., Tan Hille 814-599-5768.

July 18

Ice cream social

Franklin County Republican Ladies Auxiliary’s annual ice cream social is July 18 at 7 p.m. at Joanne Davis’ home in Estill Springs. All ladies who hold a county or state elected office are invited as special guests. This party is open to all women.

July 20

Stuff the School Bus

Please help stuff the school bus with school supplies July 20 for local students in need. Bring school supplies to the school bus in the Walmart parking lot in Winchester on July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or drop off items in advance at Citizens Community Bank, Citizens Tri-County Bank, First Vision Bank, Regions Bank, VR Williams, WCDT or WZYX. Churches and businesses are urged to get involved in this community project by calling 931-962-0103 or email uwfc@att.net.

July 23

SNAP Presentation

A SNAP/food stamp presentation will be held at the Franklin County

Senior Center on July 23 at 11 a.m. for those age 60 and older or disabled. For more information, call Bonnie at South Central TN Development District at 931-379-2955. 

July 26


Class of ’69 reunion

Franklin County High School Class of 1969’s 50-year reunion is July 26, from 6-10 a.m.  at Winchester Livery, 122 N. Jefferson St., Winchester.  Cost is $30 per person or $60 per couple. Make reservations by July 12 by mailing check or money order to Mike & Dianne Yates, 2811 Old Tullahoma Road, Winchester, TN 37398. Make check out to “Class of ‘69.” Additional donations toward the reunion are appreciated.

July 27

Summer concert

The Kiwanis Club of Franklin County will provide a free concert featuring the Horse Mountain Band July 27 starting at 6 p.m. at the Franklin County Downtown Amphitheater adjacent to Oldham Theatre. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Aug. 24

Summer concert

The Kiwanis Club of Franklin County will provide a free concert featuring the Rock Candy Band Aug. 24 starting at 6 p.m. at the Franklin County Downtown Amphitheater adjacent to Oldham Theatre. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Sept. 20-22

Fall Heritage Festival

Fall Heritage Festival Sept. 20-22 in downtown Cowan celebrating the life, history, arts and culture of the Cumberland foothills with music, arts, crafts, demonstrations, food, music and more. FallHeritageFestival.info.