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.

Old Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum, 400 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester, is open for touring Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Volunteers are needed. Call Kathy Howse at 931-967-3410.

Farmers Market

The Franklin County Farmers Market, Dinah Shore Boulevard, Winchester, opens each Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, at 7 a.m. Shop for local eggs, meats, vegetables, plants, arts, crafts, baked goods and much more.

Gardeners’ Market

The Sewanee Gardeners’ Market opens each Saturday from 8-10 a.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Hawkins Lane in Sewanee. Local produce, baked goods, meats, plants and more is available from local producers.

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. 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 Friday 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 Saturday 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 Unity Walk is Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Red Roof Pavilion in Winchester City Park, 1547 Phillip Fulmer Pkwy., Winchester. Activities include a bounce house, door prizes, free food, community resources, a cornhole tournament and more. A MAD SAM hog/freezer raffle will be held for $5 per ticket. Visit the organization’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. This event is in partnership with the Rain Teen Center and the F.C. Prevention Coalition. For information, call Tammy Bolz at 931-308-3371.

Sept. 17

Open house

The community is invited to an open house at Artisan Depot, 204 East Cumberland St., Cowan, Sept. 17 from noon to 6 p.m. The latest show is titled, “Melissa’s Menagerie,” 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, a 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 on 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.

Sept. 25

Fish fry

Everyone is invited to a fish fry on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Decherd Masonic Lodge #567, 101 Mary Sharp Dr., Decherd. Cost is $12 per person.

Barbecue & auction

The nonprofit Arrowhead Boys Ranch welcomes everyone to their annual barbecue and auction fundraiser on Sept. 25 at 239 Cortner Mill Road, Normandy. Barbecue platters are $12 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. For tickets, visit arrowheadranchtn.net/bbq-dinner-and-auction/.

Oct. 2

60th class reunion

Franklin County High School Class of 1961 will hold their 60th class reunion 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. 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 on 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.