happenings

NA and AA meetings

Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in Decherd and Winchester. NA 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 more information on AA, call 866-641-9190, or for NA, 866-801-6621.

Sept. 3-4

Townsend Cultural Center open house

Everyone is invited to join in to learn more about the history of Townsend School during an open house Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Townsend Cultural Center, 913 S. Shephard St., Winchester. The event will showcase the D.A. Townsend Heritage Room, the Townsend High School Sports Room and the Memorabilia Room.   

Sept. 4

St. Mark’s Community History Reunion

Everyone is invited to the St. Mark’s Community History Reunion Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Mark’s Community Center, Alabama Avenue, Sewanee. Enjoy barbecue, local entertainment and presentations about the Save Sewanee Black History Archive, blacksewanee.org. Bring any personal memorabilia to be added to the archive. For information, email Robersonproject@sewanee.edu or call Kathy at 931-598-3187.

Sept. 4-11

Marketplace Consignment sale

The Marketplace Consignment Pop Up Shop public sale will be held Sept. 4-11 (closed Sunday, Monday and Wednesday) at Monterey Station, 104 Monterey St., Cowan. Admission is free. Visit Marketplaceconsignment.com.

Sept. 10

MCCSN Walk-A-Thon

 The Multi-County Cancer Support Network’s annual walk-a-thon to raise money to help support area cancer patients is set for Sept. 10 at the old football stadium on Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester. To form a team or get involved in other ways, please visit mccsn.org, call 931-967-0904 or email mccsn501@att.net. The office is located at 501 W. Broad St., Decherd. MCCSN is a not-for-profit organization formed to help relieve the everyday crises of families touched by cancer in Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Lincoln, Grundy, Marion, Warren, and Bedford counties.

Sept. 11

Pack the Park Car Show

The Pack the Park Car Club’s 10th semi-annual show is Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John L. Sanders Babe Ruth Park, 117 College St., Decherd. The theme is “First Responders Appreciation and Celebration” honoring the Decherd Public Safety Department. For information about the show or to be a vendor, contact Norman Sons, 931-308-6977, or Wesley Elliott, 931-588-7546.

MAD SAM walk

The Making a Difference Suicide Awareness Movement walk is Sept. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Citizen Pavilion in Winchester City Park, 1561 Phillip Fulmer Pkwy., Winchester. To have your loved one’s photo (who passed by suicide) on the wall, contact Gina Steele, 931-308-0574 or email steelegina76@gmail.com by Sept. 6. To have your loved one’s name on a MAD SAM shirt, text 931-308-3371 or visit the organization’s Facebook page. A MAD SAM hog/freezer raffle will be held for $5 per ticket. Visit the group’s Facebook page for a ticket and a chance to win 250 pounds of hog processed by Mac’s Meat Processing, sponsored by Weaver Farms. MAD SAM helps families dealing with suicide and also provides help to those who are contemplating to find the hope they need to get through their pain and live a long and fruitful life.

Sept. 17

Artist reception for Melissa’s Menagerie

The community is invited to meet artist Melissa Krosnick during a meet-the-artist reception Sept. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Artisan Depot, 204 East Cumberland St., Cowan. The show, titled “Melissa’s Menagerie,” opens Sept. 2 and runs through Oct. 31. The gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 17-19

Fall Heritage Festival

Everyone is invited to the Fall Heritage Festival Sept. 17-19 in downtown Cowan. Enjoy live music featuring a number of popular bands, food, history demonstrations, cruise-in, arts and crafts, fireworks, beauty pageant, and more for all ages. Free admission. Visit fallheritagefestival.info for details.  

Sept. 18

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Everyone is invited to join in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 18 starting with registration at 8 a.m. at the Jack Daniel’s Welcome Center, 133 Lynchburg Hwy., Lynchburg. The walk is free, but personal donations are welcome. A ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. followed by the two-mile walk at 9:30 a.m. All events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration, hand-sanitizing stations and more. Register at act.alz.org. For more info, call 615-622-4181.

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