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.

Oct. 17

Fall Family Fun Night

Free Fall Family Fun Night today from 4:30-8:45 p.m. at Franklin County High School football field, 833 Bypass Road, Winchester. Enjoy school competitions, special music, cash prizes, kid’s zone, individual competitions, free food and weather-balloon lift off. All are welcome.

SHIP/Medicare Presentation

State Health Insurance and Assistance Program certified counselor Trish Brewton will present a program today at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester.


South Central Human Resources Agency Head Start/Early Head Start policy council meeting today at 10:30 a.m. in Fayetteville 931-433-7182.

Garden dedication

Flag pole garden dedication ceremony in memory of Brenda Miller is today at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center in Winchester.

Oct. 19


United Daughters of the Confederacy Kirby-Smith Chapter 327 Sewanee meets Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oak Restaurant.

Oct. 21

Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope Widows Ministry meets Monday at noon for a harvest feast of turkey and dressing at Oaklawn Baptist Church. Please bring a side dish.

Oct. 22

SCV Camp 72

Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 72 meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Oak Restaurant. Meeting follows at 7 p.m.

Class of ‘61

Franklin County High School Class of 1961 will meet for a covered-dish dinner for their 5th Tuesday gathering on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on the Peters-Davis farm behind Factory Furniture on Tims Ford Lake in Estill Springs. If raining, it will be held at Joanne Davis’ home in Estill Springs.  Classmates, spouses, friends are all invited.

Oct. 24

Interior Threads & Workshop at SAS

A reception for artist Christi Teasley will be held Oct. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Art Gallery in Sewanee for "Interior Threads," an exhibition of textile art. For info, email sasgallery@sasweb.org.

Oct. 25

Blood drive

American Red Cross blood drive Oct. 25 from 1-7 p.m. at Winchester Church of Christ, 1230 S. College St., Winchester.

Trunk or Treat

Tims Ford State Park will host a free trunk or treat at the Fairview Campground Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Haunted hike

Tims Ford State Park will host a haunted hike on Devil’s Step Island departing from the Devil’s Step Boat Ramp at 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 25. Boats will depart every 15 minutes with the last boat departing at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, $2.50 for children under 10 and registration is required at the Fairview camper check-in station the day/evening of the event. Enjoy a fire with cider, hot chocolate and s’mores.

Trunk or treat

Everyone is invited to join in for a free night of family, friends and community fun during trunk or treat Oct. 25 from 5-8 p.m. at Advance Financial, 2585 Decherd Blvd., Winchester. Snacks, games, candy and prizes provided.

Oct. 26

Decherd Fall Festival

Third annual Decherd Fall Festival Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Decherd featuring the bands Double Shot and Built on Blues, arts and crafts, chili cook-off, silent auction, children’s Halloween costume contest, food and more. Vendor booths $20. 

Fish fry

Belvidere firemen’s fish fry Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Belvidere Fire Department, 349 Belvidere Road, Belvidere. Enjoy fish, barbecue chicken, chicken strips with all the fixings, drink and dessert for $13 adults, $5 children 4-12 years and under 4 years free. Live bluegrass music and Belvidere Valley Lawn and Garden Pullers pulling competition free at same location starting at noon. Info., 931-580-0708.

Fall/Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair

Everyone is invited to a Fall/Christmas Craft Fair Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex building, 851 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. For information, call the Franklin County Senior Center at 931-967-9853.

Watercolor workshop

Artist Durinda Cheek will teach a watercolor workshop for painters with some experience in watercolor or other media on Oct. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Artisan Depot, 204 Cumberland St. East in Cowan. Cost is $85. Register at www.franklincoarts.org.

Oct. 28

Commercial Club Fall banquet

Cowan Commercial Club’s fall banquet is Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at St. Agnes’ Church, 105 E. England St., Cowan. All residents and business owners are welcome to dinner and a special presentation.

Nov. 1-2

STLS Holiday Market

Southern Tennessee Ladies Society’s Annual Holiday Market is Nov. 1-2 starting at 9 a.m. in the Franklin County Annex Building located at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester. Shop from 53 indoor booth spaces filled with boutique-style arts and crafts. Stay the day and eat at their concession stand featuring delicious hot and cold foods as well as baked goods to freeze for the holidays. Applications accepted for booth sales at www.southerntnladies.com/Activities.html or email Sandi at stlsholidaymarket@gmail.com or call 570-656-6118.

Nov. 2

Annual Campus Gallery Walk

The University of the South’s annual free Campus Gallery Walk is Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon on the Sewanee campus. Performances in the University Art Gallery, the Museum Gallery of Archives and Special

Collections and the Carlos Gallery are at 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30 a.m. Performances in the lobby of Guerry Auditorium, in Spencer Commons and in Lytle Reading Room of Archives and Special Collections at 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, and 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 7

Salute to Veterans art show

North Middle School invites everyone to their art show and reception, “A Salute to Veterans” on Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Franklin County Art Guild’s Artisan Depot Gallery and Gift Shop, 204 Cumberland St. in Cowan.

Nov. 9

Animal Harbor’s Sweet 16 Birthday bash

Everyone is invited to join Animal Harbor during their sweet 16 birthday bash on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Hall, Otey Parish Church, Sewanee. Enjoy cocktails and dinner catered by Old Mill Manor, oldies music and dancing. Tickets are $60 each, available now through Oct. 31 at Animal Harbor, 56 Nor-Nan Road in Winchester, and at www.animalharbor.org.

Nov. 10

Veterans Day parade

Veterans Day parade Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in Winchester. Deadline to enter is Oct. 25. Contact Ray Cobb, 931-308-8914.

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