Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Decherd United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St., Decherd. Call 866-801-6621.
AlAnon meetings for family members or friends struggling with problem drinkers are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. In Tullahoma, meetings are held at Serenity House, 313 Collins Ave., Tullahoma, on Mondays at 7 p.m. For information, call 931-327-2165.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. For information on AA, call 866-641-9190.
Full Moon Healing Project
Anyone who has experienced any type of abuse such as domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking or who is struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse may attend the Full Moon Healing Project group meetings held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Campora Family Resource Center, 900 S. Shepherd St., Winchester. For more information, call 931-636-1852, email email@example.com or visit the group’s Facebook page.
Cheers for the Girls
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester will hold its fifth free breast cancer awareness event, Cheers for the Girls, today at 8:30 a.m. at the Honeysuckle at Twins Creeks in Winchester. Local breast cancer survivor Jonanne Hammer will speak and door prizes will be presented. Breast cancer survivor medallions and Cheers for the Girls T-shirts ($25) are available at Treasures, 1307 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester, with proceeds benefitting the Multi-County Cancer Support Network. Register for this free event at SouthernTnWinchester.com/event/99 or call or text 931-691-9484.
Pet wellness & awareness fair
Animal Harbor, 56 Nor-Nan Road, Winchester, will host a pet wellness and awareness fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is requested as well as proof of income and Franklin County residency. Services offered include free spay/neuter, rabies and other vaccination appointments (surgery not performed on site), pet pantry food by need as well as education. In addition, trap-neuter return service applications are available with no income requirement. Visit animalharbor.org or call 931-962-4472 for more information.
Walk to Defeat ALS
The Huntland Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Huntland Community Center, 100 Moore Lane, Huntland. In addition to the walk, enjoy a barbecue lunch and bake sale. Proceeds benefit the ALS Association TN Chapter.
The Broadview Volunteer Fire Department invites the community to its fish fry fundraiser Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the fire station, 5253 Lynchburg Road, Winchester. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years with children ages 5 and younger eating free. Plates include fish, fries, chicken, beans, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and a drink. A 50/50 raffle drawing will also be held. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.
Family 5k fun run-walk
Everyone is invited to the Wind beneath My Wings Family 5k Fun Run-Walk Saturday at 101 N. Wall St., Tullahoma (alley behind London’s). All proceeds go to Living beyond Breast Cancer. Rain date is Oct. 29. For information or to register, visit Tullahomaimaging.net.
Everyone is invited to Tims Ford State Park’s free Heritage Day Saturday and Sunday at the park’s recreation hall. Enjoy music, food, historical re-enactments and vendors. Vendor applications are welcome by calling 931-968-3536.
Students in Franklin County’s public schools will be on fall break Oct. 10-14.
Cotton Pickin’ Day
Everyone is invited to the 14th annual Old Time Cotton Pickin’ Day on Oct. 14 at 74 C. Ogle Road in Elora. Watch for signs directing participants to the farm. Enjoy fun, food and fellowship starting at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. The event is free but donations are accepted. Proceeds will go to local Future Farmers of America chapters and TN Ag in the Classroom. To attend, please RSVP by Friday by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 931-937-6373 and leave a message for Julieanna.
Oktoberfest 2022 will be held at the South Jackson Civic Center, 404 S. Jackson St., Tullahoma, on Oct. 15 from noon to 8 p.m. Enjoy artisan craft vendors and much more. Admission is free.
Baby Steps Walk
The fourth annual Baby Steps Walk for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness will be held on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester, formerly the site of the Franklin County High School stadium.
Historical Society program
The fall program of the Franklin County Historical Society will be held on Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Falls Mill, 134 Falls Mill Road, Belvidere. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a program on the brief history of the newspapers in Franklin County featuring the newly-restored Washington hand press that was in the offices of The Truth or The Herald newspapers when Harmon Alexander bought both Winchester newspapers in 1913. Alexander saved the press from the World War II scrap drives. In 2002, the press was donated by “Bea” Collins, daughter of Mr. Alexander, to Falls Mill. The press is about 130 years old.
The Crimson Clover Master Gardener Association will be collecting seeds at the Franklin County Library, 105 South Porter St., Winchester, Oct. 17-22. Drop by the library with your seeds and learn about seed saving. Tennessee Extension Master Gardener volunteers serve Coffee, Franklin and surrounding counties through education, environmental stewardship and servant leadership.
Belvidere Firemen’s all-you-can-eat fish fry
Everyone is invited to the Belvidere firemen’s fish fry on Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Belvidere Community Center, 349 Belvidere Road, Belvidere. Enjoy all-you-can-eat fish, barbecue chicken, chicken strips, hush puppies, fries, baked beans, slaw, drinks and delicious homemade desserts. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12 with children younger than 4 eating free. Entertainment will be provided by Mountain Cove Bluegrass, 840 Junction, Rockdale Ridge Runners and Sims Family. The Belvidere Valley Lawn and Garden Pullers Association will hold a free pulling competition at the same location starting at noon. To enter the pull, call Mike Moore at 931-273-9314. For fish-fry information, call Ed Burns at 931-636-4488.
Trail of Tears Commemorative Walk
The Trail of Tears Commemorative Walk will be held on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day starts at 9 a.m. with activities at the Franklin County Library, 105 South Porter St., Winchester. The fun will include music, atlatl demonstrations and throwing, displays of tools used by the Cherokee, making corn husk dolls and beaded necklaces and more. Fred Bradley will relate Cherokee stories at 1 p.m. The 0.8-mile walk begins at the pavilion in the Old Cowan Road Neighborhood Park located off Old Cowan Road in Winchester and goes along the same route the Cherokees walked in October 1838. Walkers, horseback riders and horse-drawn wagons are welcome to gather at the pavilion at 11:45 a.m. for a blessing before the walk commences and proceeds to the library for food, displays, a presentation and activities.
Community Healing Day
The Full Moon Healing Project will present a Community Healing Day on Oct. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Winchester Livery, 122 North Jefferson St., Winchester. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a day of community and self-care including free haircuts and styles, makeup, chair massages, tooth gemz, photography, facials and more.
Hospice 5K Turkey Trot
Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation’s Hospice 5K Turkey Trot and One-Mile Fun Run on Oct. 22 at Tims Ford State Park. Check-in at the Visitor’s Center starting at 7:30 a.m. The race/walk starts at 9 a.m. on an easy-to-moderate, out-and-back paved trail. To be guaranteed a T-shirt, mail or fax (931-563-7482) a registration form by noon on Oct. 14 to: HHRF, 101 Bragg Circle, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Winners will be awarded after the race. Entry fee is $35 for individuals or $100 for a team of up to five individuals. Light snacks and drinks will be provided for participants and guests. Visit hospiceofthehighlandrimfoundation.org or call 931-563-7439 for information.
Historic Downtown Winchester invites all trick-or-treaters to the free Boo Bash on Oct. 29 on the Winchester Square. Pumpkin-carving and costume contests will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Trick-or-treating is from 4-6 p.m. Historic ghost tours will be held from 7-9 p.m. Volunteers to help with this event are welcome to call 931-581-7500 or email email@example.com for information.
Trick or treat
All trick-or-treaters are welcome to collect candy and treats on Oct. 29 starting at dusk at the Franklin County Annex, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester.
Stories to Songs Workshop
Everyone is invited to the Franklin County Library, 105 South Porter St., Winchester, on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon for a free Stories to Songs Workshop with musician Randy Finchum who will provide musical selections for a mini-concert and a workshop that will lead participants in putting stories to lyrics and lyrics to song. All aspiring songwriters or poets are especially welcome to attend. For information, call 931-967-3706.
All children are welcome to attend a free Halloween Hoopla on Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. at the Franklin County Library, 105 South Porter St., Winchester. Staff will be in costume and ready to lead the fun that will feature games, activities and candy.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 6 at 2 a.m. Everyone is advised to “fall back” or turn clocks back one hour to standard time before going to bed on Nov. 5.
The American Legion will host the 2022 Veterans Parade on Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. beginning at the old Food Lion parking lot on South College St. in Winchester, proceeding to the Square and ending at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home., 300 First Ave. N.W. A concert will follow on the Square. A meet and greet will follow in the American Legion building. For information, call 931-308-8914.
Everyone is invited to a Winter Expo on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester. In addition to a variety of vendors, food trucks will be on site. Cost to reserve a space as a vendor with an 8x8 indoor booth with power is $25. Food trucks may obtain an outdoor spot for $25 (no power is available). Vendors or food-truck businesses may contact the Center to reserve a spot at 931-967-9853 or email FCDirector@FCSC.Comcastbiz.net.
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