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 3:15-5:45 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; and Tales and Tails summer reading continues for adults and kids. For information, call 931-967-3706 or visit FranklinCountyLibrary.org.

Sept. 23-24-25


The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society Scholarship Foundation’s Fallfest has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

Ice cream social

Members of the Franklin County Senior Center are invited to an ice cream social today at noon to celebrate September birthdays and anniversaries.

Sept. 23-26

HorsePlay Inc. fundraiser

Everyone is invited to Horse Play, Inc.’s big fundraiser today through Sunday at the Bolo Club, 738 Sinking Cove Road, Sherwood. The event will include a trail ride of the countryside (rental horses available or bring your own), live auction and barn dance with Double Shot. Home-cooked food will be available. All proceeds go to HorsePlay to help support its therapeutic riding program for children with mental or physical challenges. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/horseplayinc/. To register, contact Loretta at 931-434-1291 or email tigersplace1@gmail.com.

Sept. 25

Fish fry

Everyone is invited to a fish fry Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Decherd Masonic Lodge #567, 101 Mary Sharp Dr., Decherd. Cost is $12 per person.

41A Music Festival

The Highland Rim Kiwanis’ annual 41A Music Festival is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grider Stadium, 200 Big Springs Ave., Tullahoma. Enjoy performances by Velcro Pygmies, Rubiks Groove, Bad Monkey, Utopia and Southern Moss. The festival is free. The Highland Rim Kiwanis will accept donations to benefit children’s causes in the community. The festival will also include food, vendors and drinks. Visit facebook.com/41amusicfest.

Barbecue & auction

The nonprofit Arrowhead Boys Ranch welcomes everyone to its annual barbecue and auction fundraiser Saturday at 239 Cortner Mill Road, Normandy. Barbecue platters are $12 in advance ($15 at the gate). Children under 8 get free hot dog meals, face painting and bounce houses. Tours available 4-5 p.m. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.  The silent auction is 4-7:30 p.m. A live auction starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds go directly to expenses such as housing, counseling, food, healthcare, transportation and activities for boys at Arrowhead Ranch. Visit arrowheadranchtn.net/bbq-dinner-and-auction/ for tickets.

Sept. 27

Golf tournament

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will hold a fall golf tournament Monday with registration from 7:30 a.m. to noon for its four-person team format featuring two separate flights. Entry fee is $80 per player or $320 per team. Winner of three-hole contests wins a 4K TV, sponsored by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Hole-in-one prize is $25,000 cash, sponsored by V.R. Williams. To enter, call 931-967-6788.

Sept. 28

Fabulous Fifties show

The Hwy 55 restaurant, 1337 Huntsville Hwy., Fayetteville, is partnering with The Fabulous Fifties Show Singers and Band to bring an evening of entertainment to diners from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Eat in your vehicle or dine inside. A portion of the proceeds will support The Fabulous Fifties Foundation that benefits local cancer patients.  Visit www.facebook.com/Fabulous50sShow.

SCV Camp 72

Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham Camp 72 meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Oak Restaurant in Manchester. Ronnie Headley will present the program on current events. Visit www.tennessee-scv.org/camp72.

Sept. 30


South Central Human Resource Agency Governing Board meets Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at 1437 Winchester Hwy., Fayetteville.

Oct. 2

60th class reunion

Franklin County High School Class of 1961’s 60th class reunion is Oct. 2 at Red Roof Pavilion in Winchester City Park. Classmates will salute Mr. Rebel with a meal suitable for a tailgate party. Wear a game day T-shirt. Donations are appreciated to cover the meal. All are welcome to attend, whether members of the 1961 class or not.

Oct. 5

Commodity distribution

A commodity food distribution for Franklin County residents only will be held Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at 1041 Wilton Circle, Winchester. This is a drive-up only event. Clients must stay in vehicles with window rolled up and show commodity printout or identification. Staff will place food in vehicles. Info, call 931-967-1438.

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 on Oct. 9 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 call 931-962-4472.

Oct. 14

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. 23

Fall/Christmas Craft Fair

The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center will host its annual Fall/ Christmas Craft Fair Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex building community room and lobby, 851 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. Snacks, soups and drinks will be available while shopping. Crafters are welcome to register now for a space for $40. Call 931-967-9853 or email fcdirector@fcsc.comcastbiz.net

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