happenings

NA and AA meetings

Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous 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 info on AA, call 866-641-9190; NA, 866-801-6621.

Oct. 14

Common Sense Matters

Dr. Jason Martin, candidate for the governor of Tennessee, and Sumner County physician, will be the guest on WCDT 106.9 FM and 1340 AM today at 8 a.m. Call in to the radio station with questions during the show at 931-967-2201.

Dr. Jason Martin, candidate for governor to visit

Dr. Jason Martin, candidate for governor of Tennessee, will be at the Franklin County Annex in Winchester today at 1:30 p.m.  Martin, a Sumner County ICU doctor, said he was inspired to run by Gov. Lee's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is on a tour of all 95 counties in Tennessee.   He is a supporter of expanding Medicaid to low-wage workers and is looking forward to meeting everyone and hearing concerns.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Bonfire night

The Franklin County Republican Party bonfire night is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Peters-Davis farm in Estill Springs. Enjoy barbecue and trimmings, desserts and s’mores. Donations will be appreciated for the Republican Party. Congressman Scott DesJarlais will speak.

Oct. 15

Cheers for the Girls

Cheers for the Girls, a virtual breast cancer awareness event, is Friday at 10 a.m. on Facebook with guest speaker Anita Cochran, breast cancer survivor and county artist. Facebook.com/STRHSWinchester

Oct. 16

 

 

Safe-N-Sound Concert

Grammy Award-winning Jimmy Hall will headline a free concert Saturday from 7-9 p.m. in Angel Park on University Avenue in Sewanee. All are welcome. Park in back of merchants on University Avenue. Bring blankets or chairs. Masks are encouraged. Food and beer will be served.

Halloween masquerade ball

Everyone is invited to a Halloween masquerade ball Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, 401 S. Jackson St., Tullahoma, for ages 18 and older. Tickets available at www.tullahomaart.org or call 931-455-1234.

Oct. 16-17

Arts and crafts festival

The 44th annual Bell Buckle Webb Art and Craft Festival is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bell Buckle. For info, visit www.BellBuckleChamber.com.

Oct. 17

F.C. Historical Society

The fall membership meeting of the Franklin County Historical Society is Sunday at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 106 N. Vine St., Winchester. Commander Ray Cobb will present the program on the history of Post 44.

Oct. 19

Compassus Hospice 25th anniversary

Everyone is invited to the 25th anniversary celebration and ribbon cutting for Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, 1805 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, on Tuesday. Enjoy free coffee and donuts in a drive-thru from 8-11 a.m. A $5 raffle will be held for a chance to win a Nashville Predators basket valued at over $400 including 2 tickets to the Preds vs. Arizona Coyotes game. The ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m. with refreshments. 

MCCSN fundraiser

Applebee’s Grill and Bar, 1957 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, will hold a fundraiser for the Multi-County Cancer Support Network on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. with 50 percent of the sale of certain meals donated to MCCSN. 

Oct. 21

FCDP meeting

The Franklin County Democratic Party’s monthly meeting will be held Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in the small meeting room in the Franklin County Annex, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. All are welcome to attend and help provide ideas and plan.

Oct. 23

Hospice 5k turkey trot & fun run

Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in person or virtually for the Hospice 5k turkey trot and one-mile fun run Saturday at Tims Ford State Park. Check in at 7:30 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. Register online at www.hospiceofthehighlandrimfoundation.org or at Tims Ford State Park Visitor’s Center or email HHRF@lighttube.net or call the HHRF office at 931-563-7439. Cost $35 each or $100 for up to five individuals. Participants will receive awards after the race. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Proceeds will assist hospice patients in Franklin, Bedford, Cannon, Grundy, Coffee, Lincoln, Moore and Warren counties.

Still your Life workshop

Artist Pippa Browne will teach a workshop blending yoga with critical artistic discipline suitable for all adults who can hold a pencil and sit upright in a chair or mat on Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at Artisan Depot, 204 Cumberland St., Cowan. Basic materials and yoga mats provided. Cost is $40. www.franklincoarts.weebly.com.

Trail of Tears

The Winchester Trail of Tears commemorative walk is Oct. 23 departing from Old Cowan Road Park, 200 Wilson St., Winchester, at 11:45 a.m. The walk ends at the Franklin County Library. Find updates on Facebook: TN Trail of Tears Association.

Drug take-back day

Dispose of unwanted drugs Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Franklin County Farmers Market, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. Free Naloxone training and information available. For info, call the F.C. Prevention Coalition, 931-800-9112.

Oct. 23-24

Halloween lock-in

A Halloween lock-in will be held for youths on Oct. 23-24 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, 401 S. Jackson St., Tullahoma. Bring sleeping bags and enjoy music, snacks, movies, games, crafts and spooky stories. Call Youth Director Joy Snead at 931-455-1234 or go to www.tullahomaart.org.

Oct. 24

Lee Gibson’s Woofstock 3 benefit concert

Everyone is invited to Lee Gibson’s Woofstock 3, a benefit concert for Animal Harbor on Oct. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Honeysuckle Pavilion at Twin Creeks Marina, 91 Slip-a-way, Winchester. Tickets are $15 to $25, available at https://leegibson.simpletix.com.

Oct. 28

Halloween contest

The Franklin County Senior Center’s Halloween costume contest for members is Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

Ice cream social

The Franklin County Senior Center’s ice cream social for members is Oct. 28 at noon to celebrate October birthdays and anniversaries.

Oct. 29

Trunk or treat

Franklin County Food Truck Friday’s trunk or treat is Oct. 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Franklin County Farmers Market Pavilion, 851 Dinah Shore Blvd., Info, call 931-967-2905.

Oct. 29-30

Haunted island

Tims Ford State Park’s haunted island is at Devil’s Step on Oct. 29-30. Visit tnstateparks.com.

Oct. 29

Trunk or treat

Trunk or treat will be held Oct. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 6200 AEDC Road, Estill Springs.

Adult costume party

An adult costume party will be held Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. to midnight with DJ Gary at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 6200 AEDC Road, Estill Springs.

Oct. 30

Harvest Funfest

Harvest Funfest will be held Oct. 30 from 3-6 p.m. at Camp Rain, 626 Bennett Cemetery Road, Alto. Enjoy free food, candy and games.

Trunk or treat

Tims Ford State Park’s trunk or treat is Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Fairview Campground, 129 Fairview Campground Road, Winchester. Food trucks start at 5 p.m.

Boo bash

Boo bash is Oct. 30 from 3-10 p.m. in historic downtown Winchester, featuring trick or treating, music and activities.

Decherd Potato Festival

The Decherd Potato Festival is Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Decherd, featuring music, art and food. Admission is free. Activities include the big tater bike ride, potato cook-off contests, a silent auction, a spooky spuds parade and vendors.

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