Mobile rabies clinics will not be held as in past years. Discounted rabies vaccines can be obtained by stopping by Animal Care Center, 931-967-6345; Midtown Veterinary, 931- 962-3411; or Town and Country Veterinary Hospital, 931-967-3666. Give one of the local clinics a call and let them know you plan to bring your pet by for a rabies vaccination. In many cases, immunizations can be administered in the parking lot. Cost is $12 per pet.
CASA Works volunteers needed
Court Appointed Special Advocates Works, Inc. is looking for volunteers with a heart for children and a passion for service to advocate for abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. With a flexible schedule, volunteers dedicate 10-15 hours per month to the children to whom they are appointed. Volunteers come from all walks of life; all educational and professional backgrounds are welcome. By attending 35 hours of training, volunteers will be introduced to everything they need to know to effectively advocate for children; how to write court reports, understanding the law and social service systems and much more. For information, email email@example.com or call CASA Works at 931-455-7426.
Help applying for SNAP
Help is available through the South Central Tennessee Development District for those age 60 and older or disabled persons in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Contact Bonnie Walker at 931-379-2955, Monday through Friday. The application can be completed by phone, fax, mail and email. The net income levels have increased and the SNAP guidelines are different for those age 60 or older or anyone disabled.
Free flu shots, COVID shots, testing and kits
The Franklin County Health Department, 266 Joyce Lane, Winchester, offers COVID testing at no charge as well as free COVID shots for qualifying age groups Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. while supplies are available. To check availability, call the Health Department first or check online at www.tn.gov/health/news or COVIDShotFinder.com. Free self-testing COVID kits are also available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information or to make an appointment, call 931-967-3826.
Head Start enrollment
South Central Human Resource Agency Early Head Start and Head Start is accepting applications. Early Head Start is for pregnant women and children from six weeks to 3 years old. Head Start is for ages 3-5. Center and virtual options are available. Winchester Head Start is located at 677 Myers Road, Winchester. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information, call 931-580-4095 or visit www.schra.us.
April 1-May 2
Capturing Dreams art show
Everyone is invited to a new and unusual art show called “Capturing Dreams,” open now through May 2 at the Artisan Depot and Gift Shop, 204 Cumberland St., Cowan. An artist reception will be held Friday from noon to 5 p.m. The artists are Nancy Wallace and Asia Mathis. Regular gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.franklincoarts.org.
Senior Center reopens
The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center will reopen with limited activities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (closed Wednesdays and weekends) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entrance is at the door by the director’s office with no entry allowed at other doors. Facemasks will be required for everyone. For information, call 931-967-9853. For Meals on Wheels, ordering congregant meals, or ordering Ensure, call 931-967-7711. For transportation assistance, call 931-967-0741.
Trails and Trilliums
The Friends of South Cumberland State Park invite everyone to register for Trails and Trilliums on April 9-11 on the grounds of the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle. The weekend includes a choice of over 30 guided hikes and a variety of nature programs for the entire family. Preregistration is required. For details, visit www.trailsandtrilliums.org.
Pack the Park Car & Truck Show
Everyone is invited to the Pack the Park Car and Truck Show on April 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John L. Sanders Park, 117 College St., Decherd. The theme is “The Evolution of Hotrods.” For more information about the show or to be a vendor, call Norman Sons, 931-308-6977, or Wesley Elliott, 931-588-7546.
F.C. Republican Party
The Franklin County Republican Party will hold its first meeting for the year on April 15 at 6 p.m. in the large community room at the Franklin County Annex on Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester. Election of officers will take place and plans for the year will be discussed. All Republicans are encouraged to attend and support your local party. In order to vote, you must bring voter registration or a Tennessee driver’s license. Doors open for registration at 5:30 p.m.
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