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. The “Faith Alive” Al-Anon group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 101 Bragg Circle in Tullahoma. The “Serenity Seekers” meet Mondays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Serenity House, 313 Collins Ave. in Tullahoma. All who are concerned about a loved one’s drinking are welcome.

Senior Center trip

Franklin County Senior Center invites everyone to join in the Metropolis Casino trip Oct. 24. Contact Linda Weaver at the Center at 931-967-9853 or fcscctrips@gmail.com.

Sept. 19

SCHRA Head Start and Early Head Start

South Central Human Resource Agency Head Start/Early Head Start policy council meets today at 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville central office. 931-433-7182.

Sept. 20-22

Fall Heritage Festival

Free admission to the Fall Heritage Festival Friday through Sunday in downtown Cowan celebrating the life, history, arts and culture of the Cumberland foothills with music, arts, crafts, living history, kids zone, demonstrations, pageant, food, music, fireworks Friday and Saturday, cruise-in with Smokey and the Bandit convoy, music by Bad Nayber, Jackwagon, Double Shot, Cagney Frizzel, Cody McCarver and Whey Jennings. Sunday music by Worth the Struggle, Sims Family and Stillwater Bluegrass. Free parking. For more information go to FallHeritageFestival.info, visit Facebook.com/FallHeritageFestival or call 931-563-3868.

Sept. 21

Cancer benefit fishing tournament

Cancer benefit fishing tournament Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tims Ford Bass Club in Winchester. First place $1,500, second $750, third $500, fourth $250. Also $250 big largemouth and $250 big smallmouth and $500 youth pot. Cost is $100 per boat or $50 single. Raffle drawing for prizes follows completion of weigh in.

Sept. 23

CPR class

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation class Monday at 1 p.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester. Class has just six openings available for $20. Call the Franklin County Senior Center at 931-967-9853.

Sept. 24

Cowan Commercial Club

Cowan Commercial Club meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Simpler Times, 104 E. Cumberland St., Cowan. All area residents and business owners are invited to take part in this historic organization that promotes Cowan and the local economy. Founded in 1922, The Cowan Commercial Club is one of Tennessee’s oldest civic organizations.

Rural Strong TN Bus Tour stop

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, along with other small business resources, will make a Rural Strong Tennessee Bus Tour stop Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winchester Livery, 122 N. Jefferson St. in Winchester to provide information about business opportunities and networking with SBA, USDA and other small business resources.

SCHRA meetings

The South Central Human Resource Agency Policy Council and Executive Committee meeting is Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the SCHRA office in Fayetteville. Info., 931-433-7182.

Beef Quality Assurance Training


Beef Quality Assurance Training will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the UT/TSU Extension office located at 330 Joyce Lane, Winchester. Call John Ferrell at 931-967-2741 for information. Those planning to apply for the TAEP program whose BQA has expired will need this training to qualify.

Sept. 26

Cowan Commercial Club

Cowan Commercial Club meets Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at Simpler Times, 102 E. Cumberland St., Cowan. Update provided on officer nominations, fall membership drive, fall festival and fall season. Membership and participation open to area residents and business owners. Visit www.cowancommercialclub.com.

Celebrate Us

Franklin County Republican Ladies will have a “Celebrate Us” get together Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. at Winchester’s Livery on N. Jefferson St. Diane Gipson who attended the private swearing in of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will speak. Light refreshments will be served. All women interested in being a part of the growing Franklin County Republican Party are invited to join in.

Sept. 28

Yard give

Owens Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host a yard give featuring all items free of charge on Sept. 28 starting at 8 a.m., rain or shine. Organizers just ask that items go to families who need them and not for re-sale. Included will be children, women and men’s clothing as well as household items. The church is located at 3058 Liberty Road in Winchester.

Dixie Sims memorial bluegrass & gospel singing

Dixie Sims memorial bluegrass and gospel singing Sept. 28 from 4-8 p.m. at Camp Rain, 626 Bennett Cemetery Road, Decherd featuring The Sims Family, Boyett Sisters, Reunite Worship and Wayne Thorton. Camp Rain’s snack shack will be selling supper items, snacks and drinks. All are welcome.

Casino Night

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to Casino Night Sept. 28 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Country Club. Chamber members $40, non-members $50. Tickets available at the Chamber office or call 931-967-6788.

George Fraley annual BBQ Supper

Everyone is invited to the George Fraley annual barbecue supper Sept. 28 between 5-9 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. Join in for a celebration of the life and accomplishments of Rep. George Fraley.  Come out for the great food and stay for the fellowship and festivities. For tickets call Louise at 931-703-1043. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for ages 10-17.

Candlelight service

Everyone is invited to a candlelight service Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery in Cowan. The candlelight service will be followed by the service at 6:30 p.m. Rainout date is Oct. 5.

Oct. 1

Blood drive

American Red Cross blood drive Oct. 1 from 2-6 p.m. at Belvidere Mennonite Church, 9805 David Crockett Pkwy. W., Belvidere.

STLS meeting

Southern Tennessee Ladies Society meets Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the Franklin County Country Club in Winchester. All are welcome enjoy a fashion show by The Tigress in Fayetteville. Reservations are due by noon Sept. 24 by calling 931-967-4813 or email reply2stls@att.net.  

Oct. 4

Sewanee AngelFest

Ninth annual AngelFest Oct. 4 starting at 4:30 p.m. on University Avenue in Sewanee featuring The Eaglemaniacs in concert, family activities, vendors, food, reverse raffle and much more. Free admission.

Oct. 12

Broadview VFD Fish fry

Everyone is invited to join their neighbors in supporting our local firefighters during Broadview Volunteer Fire Department’s fish fry Oct. 12 from 3-7 p.m. at the fire department located at 5253 Lynchburg Road in Winchester. Adults $10, children $5 includes catfish or chicken strips, slaw, hushpuppies, beans, fries, dessert and drink.

Oct. 12-13

Heritage Day & Fall Festival

Tims Ford’s Heritage Day and Fall Festival Oct. 12-13 from 9-5 p.m. at Tims Ford State Park. Enjoy demonstrations, reenactments, crafters and vendors, woodcarvers, food, games, live music, competitions and more. The event is free to the public.  For vendor application email Destiny.Adcox@tn.gov.

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. To volunteer to set up a trunk or treat station, email Destiny.Adcox@tn.gov. Trunkers participating should be ready between 5-5:30 p.m. Volunteers who register to set up a trunk or treat station may receive a retail or camping/cabin discount. The Devil’s Step boat ramp will be closed all day for Halloween events. The ramp area can be used for parking for the haunted hike and the trunk or treat, but will be closed to all boat traffic.

Haunted hike

Tims Ford State Park will host a haunted hike on Devil’s Step Island departing from 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 in the boat ramp area. To volunteer to be a part of the haunted hike, email Destiny.Adcox@tn.gov.

Oct. 26

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. Spaces to participate as a vendor are $30 payable at the Franklin County Senior Center, 74 Clover Dr., Winchester, by sending an email to fcdirector@fcsc.comcastbiz.net or by calling the center at 931-967-9853. Reserve your space by Oct. 11.

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 are being accepted for booth sales. Download an application and booth layout at www.southerntnladies.com/Activities.html or email Sandi at stlsholidaymarket@gmail.com or call 570-656-6118. STLS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with all proceeds from the sale of booth spaces, food items and goods benefiting their Scholarship Foundation.

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