happenings

Drive-thru Halloween display

Everyone is welcome to drive through a free Halloween display at 1825 Dabbs Ford Road, Decherd. Tune radio to 100.1 to hear the show that lasts about 27 minutes with talking, singing ghosts and pumpkins and a witch that casts a spell as well as yard decorations and a graveyard. See more at www.facebook.com/BrockmanDancingLights

Free flu shots

The Tennessee Department of Health is offering free drive-thru flu vaccines at health departments by appointment only. The Franklin County Health Department is located at 266 Joyce Lane, Winchester. Call 931-967-3826.

End-of-year nominations

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is accepting end-of-year nominations for outstanding young person (one to watch), outstanding citizen of the year, large business of the year and small business of the year. Please include a brief essay describing why your nominee is deserving of each award. Send to info@FranklinCountyChamber.com

Senior Center closed

The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center will remain closed through Oct. 31.  An opening date has not been determined.  The staff is working limited hours and can be reached at 931-967-9853. If no answer, leave a message.

Preschool

The Franklin County School System has openings for preschool for the 2020-2021 school year. Call the F.C. Board of Education, 931-967-0626. Ask for Beth or Patti.

Blood drive

Blood Assurance donor center at 652 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma is accepting blood donations. Call 931-461-5773 for information.

Oct. 22

FCFRW

Franklin County Federated Republican Women meets today at 11 a.m. for lunch followed by a meeting at Oasis Restaurant in Winchester.

Oct. 23

Woof Stock: 2 music and auction fundraiser

Everyone is invited to join in for Lee Gibson’s Woof Stock: 2, featuring a night of fun and entertainment at the Honeysuckle, 60 Slip-Away, Winchester, on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Enjoy music and a live auction with items from country music artists and local merchants. Proceeds benefit Animal Harbor. Tickets available exclusively at LeeGibsonMusic.com.

Oct. 25

South Middle School open house

Open house will be held Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at South Middle School. All are welcome.

Oct. 25

North Middle School open house

Open house will be held Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. at North Middle School. All are welcome.

Oct. 27

Commercial Club

Cowan Commercial Club meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Nick's Pizza and Pasta to install officers, discuss the parade, consider an open house event and discuss proposed temporary reduction in membership dues in light of the challenges faced with COVID-19.

SCV Camp 72

Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72 meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Oak Restaurant in Manchester.  Bruce Gibson of Murfreesboro will discuss the 61st GA Infantry Division (Lawton-Brown-Evans Brigade). The public is welcome.

Oct. 31

Trunk or treat

Winchester trunk or treat will be held Oct. 31 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on the Square in Winchester. Door prizes will be provided by local businesses. A family fun fair will be hosted by Vision Church. Volunteers and candy donations are needed. Contact Lauren Martin at 931-581-7500 for details.

Pumpkin-carving contest

Everyone is invited to a pumpkin-carving contest Halloween night, Oct. 31, hosted by Branchwater Distillery and The Back Porch. Please visit Branchwater Distillery, 115 Second Ave. NW, Winchester, or the Back Porch, 102 Second Ave. NW, Winchester, for rules, sign-up sheets and more information.

Nov. 2

Academy of Lifelong Learning

Everyone is welcome to attend the Academy of Lifelong Learning Nov. 2 at noon featuring a free webinar by Stephanie McCarter who will present “Translating Ovid in the Age of #MeToo,” a look at how sexual violence has been translated in English versions. Those wishing to attend should email academyforlllearning@sewanee.edu.

Nov. 7-8 & 14-15

Turkey shoots

Everyone is invited to Estill Springs Lions Club’s turkey shoots Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 14-15 at 1 p.m. each day at the Roger Crawford property, 308 Rock Creek Road (just off Hwy. 41A) in Estill Springs. There will be rounds for turkeys and cash prizes. A $5 contribution furthers Lions’ community projects. Shells will be provided and must be used. Only standard hunting-type guns will be permitted. This is an outdoor event and social distancing is encouraged. Concessions will be available. Lions will be collecting nonperishable food items to donate to a local church food bank.

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