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 information on AA, call 866-641-9190; NA, 866-801-6621.

Library fun

Ongoing events at the Franklin County Library, 105 S. Porter St., Winchester include: Chess Club on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Storytime with Ms. Dana on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; STREAM activities on Wednesdays at 3 p.m.; Live book chat with Renae on Fridays at 8:30 a.m.; Turn the Page book club for ages 13-19 every first Monday at 4 p.m. with Olivia. For information, call 931-967-3706 or visit FranklinCountyLibrary.org.

F.C. Senior Center new hours

Franklin County Senior Center hours have been adjusted. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed on Fridays.

Oct. 7-8-9

Fallfest

The public is invited to Fallfest today, Friday and Saturday, hosted by the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society Scholarship Foundation. Online sales will be held today from 1-2 p.m. featuring a variety of fall-inspired items for sale including baked goods, home décor and more. Simply go to the STLS Facebook page and look for “Live Video.” Online items may be picked up Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Country Club. In-person sales will be held Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Country Club, 912 Country Club Road, Winchester. All are welcome.

Oct. 9

Wine, Whiskers & Fancy Treats

Everyone is invited to Wine, Whiskers and Fancy Treats, featuring wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music on the beautiful, outdoor patio at LaBella Pearl’s in Sewanee Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Animal Harbor, a limited-admission animal shelter facility serving Franklin County, operated by members of the Franklin County Humane Society, a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.Tickets are $62.40, available at animalharbor.org or by calling 931-962-4472.

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 on Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. Please call in to the radio station with questions at 931-967-2201.

Dr. Jason Martin, candidate for governor of TN to visit

Dr. Jason Martin, candidate for governor of Tennessee, will be at the Franklin County Annex in Winchester on Oct. 14 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 by the Franklin County Democratic Party. 

Bonfire night

The Franklin County Republican Party will hold a bonfire night at the Peters-Davis farm behind Factory Furniture in Estill Springs on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Enjoy barbecue and trimmings, desserts and s’mores by the fire. Donations will be appreciated for the Republican Party. Congressman Scott DesJarlais will speak. All leaning Republicans and future candidates are invited.

Oct. 16

Halloween masquerade party

Everyone is invited to a Halloween masquerade party Oct. 16 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, 401 S. Jackson St., Tullahoma, for ages 18 and older. Activities include hors d’oeuvres, dancing, a DJ, giveaways and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 for Tullahoma Fine Arts Center non-members or $20 for members. Tickets available at www.tullahomaart.org or by calling 931-455-1234.

Oct. 19

MCCSN fundraiser

Applebee’s Grill and Bar, 1957 N. Jackson St., Tullahoma, will hold a fundraiser for the Multi-County Cancer Support Network on Oct. 19 from 4-8 p.m. with 50 percent of the sale of any of the following meals donated to MCCSN during those hours: three-cheese chicken penne, fiesta lime chicken. class bacon cheeseburger, chicken tenders platter or grilled chicken Caesar salad. 

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

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 the Artisan Depot, 204 Cumberland St., Cowan. Basic materials and yoga mats will be provided. Cost is $40. Visit www.franklincoarts.weebly.com.

Drug take-back day

Residents needing to dispose of unwanted drugs may drop them off during drug take-back day on Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Franklin County Farmers Market, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. Free Naloxone training and information will be offered on recognizing and responding to a drug overdose. For information, 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. Children should bring sleeping bags. Activities include music, snacks, movies, games and crafts and spooky stories under the direction of Youth Director Joy Snead and staff. Tickets are free to TFAC youth members or $10 for non-members. Call 931-455-1234 or 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 leegibson.simpletix.com.

Oct. 28

Halloween contest

The Franklin County Senior Center will hold a Halloween costume contest for members on Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m. with prizes presented by outside judges.  

Ice cream social

The Franklin County Senior Center will hold an ice cream social on Oct. 28 at noon for members in celebration of October birthdays and anniversaries. Visit franklincountyseniorcitizens.org for other October activities.

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