South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance Project Learn offers free adult education classes to help adults prepare for the high school equivalency exam. Choose from morning or evening classes that meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5-8 p.m. at Townsend Center, 900 S. Shepherd St., Winchester. To enroll, attend a session or call 931-438-0555.
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. All concerned about a loved one’s drinking are welcome.
All seniors are invited to a night of dance, music and socializing Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Franklin County Senior Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester. Bring a dish for pot luck supper. Kickin’ Kountry Band plays. Admission is $5.
Host of Christmas Past
Fayetteville’s Host of Christmas Past street festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Fayetteville featuring storytelling, crafts, reenactors, teen town, high tea, candy cane hunt, photos with Santa, cow train, Kid's village, food trucks, tours, bake sale, craft show, business expo and much more. Visit https://hostofchristmaspast.com/ for a full schedule and list of activities.
Animal Harbor’s Sweet 16 Birthday Bash
Only a few tickets left for Animal Harbor’s Sweet 16 Birthday Bash Saturday at 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Hall, Otey Parish Church, Sewanee. Tickets are $60 each available at Animal Harbor, 56 Nor-Nan Road, Winchester or call 931-967-8903 or visit www.animalharbor.org.
A Taste of Little Italy spaghetti dinner
Everyone is invited to the Knights of Columbus’ A Taste of Little Italy spaghetti dinner Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Parish Center, 2037 Decherd Blvd., Decherd. Eat in or take out. Tickets, $10 adult, $5 under 12 years. Donations welcome. Proceeds go toward medical needs for Bro. Knight Kevin Frye.
Grace Center of Hope, 912 S. College St. in Winchester, invites everyone to their auction night Saturday. Chili and hot dog dinner starts at 5 p.m. at $10. The auction (silent and regular) begins at 5:30 p.m. Items include: cedar rocking chair, corn hole boards, Barre Fly 20 classes, floor jack, power tools, May Kay kit, quilt, Dale Earnhardt Sr. jacket, Wax Warmer, perfume, candies, cotton wreath, car detail gift certificate, pet supply basket, dozen roses, welcome sign, pillow from Halls Furniture and more.
Wine, brew & spirits
Everyone is invited to The Science of Wine, Brew and Spirits Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. Tickets $50. Visit HOSC.org.
South Cumberland Conservative Network meets Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester (Moore-Cortner meeting room). Enjoy light refreshments and a program by Honorable Craig Northcott, district attorney general, 14th State Judicial District in Coffee County.
Benefit supper Singing/auction
Benefit chili, hot dog supper, auction and singing Saturday starting at 4 p.m. at the old Knights of Columbus building on South Jefferson Street in Winchester. Proceeds benefit cancer patient Amberly Shetters. Auctioneer will be Bill Denby of Denby’s Auction. The Wrights from Alabama will sing. For donations, call 931-308-0574 or 931-287-5265.
Car show / BBQ
Car show and barbecue Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Jackson’s Thrift Store, 1022 E. Main St., Decherd. BBQ plates $10. Prizes for first through fifth place in the car show. Accepting winter clothing and canned food donations. Proceeds go toward special project for vets and emergency personnel. Info., 931-636-5597.
Estill Springs Lions Club will hold turkey shoots Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. at 308 Rock Creek Road in Estill Springs. Cost is $5 per round. Concessions will be available. Shells provided and must be used. Only standard hunting guns permitted. Rounds for turkeys as well as cash prizes. This is a family event. Children accompanied by parent or guardian may also shoot. Ear and eye protection provided. All are welcome.
Nov. 9 & Dec. 7
Free all acoustic jam sessions held the first Saturday of each month from 6-9 p.m. at Franklin County Senior Center.
Veterans Day parade
A Veterans Day parade will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Winchester with line up in the old Food Lion parking lot on College Street at noon. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and proceed to the Winchester Square, turn left at the Oldham Theater, and end at Vine Street at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Info., 931-308-8914.
Breast cancer screening bus
The Mary Ellen Locher breast cancer screening bus will be parked at Franklin County Library, 105 S. Porter St., Winchester, on Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule a mammogram exam, call 423-495-4040 or 866-591-2254. Screening mammograms are covered for eligible women year-round. Financial assistance is available for the under-insured. Info. at memorial.org/mobile-mammography.
Veterans Day program
Everyone is invited to a Veterans Day program Monday at 11 a.m. on the Winchester Square, sponsored by VFW Post 1893. The VFW Post on the lake is offering a free meal for veterans beginning at 2 p.m. Family and friends may also eat for a contribution.
Chapter Z Tennessee of the International P.E.O. Sisterhood meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. All unaffiliated members of the P.E.O. Sisterhood in the Middle Tennessee area are welcome. Call 931-962-0202 for information.
South Central Human Resource Agency Head Start/Early Head Start policy council meeting Nov. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Fayetteville. For info, call 931-433-7182.
NMS cross country Turkey Trot
Everyone is invited to North Middle School’s cross country Turkey Trot Nov. 16 at Winchester City Park near the Bass Club. Register at 7:45 a.m. Starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25. The trail run will be on the Charlotte’s Trail in the city park.
Bo Bice to perform
Bo Bice, one of America’s most popular, modern-day southern rock singers, will perform in concert Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Cowan Center for the Arts, 301 Montgomery St. in Cowan. Tickets are $30 with all proceeds going to help his close friend, Kevin Frye with purchasing a larger wheelchair and ramp for his family’s van. Light refreshments and a silent auction will also be offered at the fundraiser. Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com/event/4427374.
Tims Ford Council
Tim’s Ford Council meets Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex with speaker Scott Smith, director of the Franklin County Emergency Management Association and Homeland Security. The public is invited.
Tims Ford Community Council needs volunteers for Tims Ford Lake clean-up day Nov. 23 starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers should meet at Devil’s Step (Fairview) State Park. For information, visit www. timsfordcouncil.org.
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