Community Events & Announcements
ROBERTSON COUNTY & SURROUNDING MIDDLE TENNESSEE
COMMUNITY EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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United Way of Robertson County needs your help For The Thanksgiving Season
The holidays are an expensive time for many in our community. Thanksgiving, a holiday centered around food and celebrating, can be especially difficult for families who have a limited food budget to begin with.
For the 2019 Give Thanks Day of Action, we’re tackling food insecurity by providing food to individuals and families who need it most.
Here’s how you can help: collect and assemble Give Thanks boxes throughout October and early November, volunteer your time to deliver boxes or make an online donation. For more information, click here.
November 18: RC Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association’s monthly meeting.
The Robertson County Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association’s monthly meeting will be Monday, November 18th at the Catfish House in Springfield.
Our featured speaker is National Security Consultant Chris Gaubatz. The focus of Chris’ talk will be on the core drivers behind the American left in preparation for the 2020 election. His presentation will reinforce the need for each of us to be involved in the defense of the values we hold dear. Among the many things he has done, Chris has testified before the US Senate and appeared on Sean Hannity.
As always this will be a meeting of interest to all. We will open for dining at 5:30 PM and the program will begin at 7:00. Come join us and bring a friend
Every Saturday Thru Nov. 30th: Greenbrier’s American Legion Post 45 Annual Turkey Shoot
Saturday’s from 8 AM – 12 PM at the American Legion – Post 45 , Greenbrier, TN
2730 US Highway 41S, Greenbrier, TN
Our annual event to support our programs in Americanism, Patriotism, Youth and Veterans. A family-friendly fun event for the whole family. Event is each Saturday, October 5th thru November 30th. We run until 12p or we run out of shooters, whichever comes first.
Stock guns only. No custom Guns or Barrels over 36″. Prizes include but not limited to: Turkey, Bacon and Ham. Proceeds will be assisting local Veterans and the American Legion Post 45 Greenbrier.
Hot and Cold refreshments available
November 19: GreenRidge Chamber Meeting at 9 am
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Ridgetop City Hall 1730 US 41 Ridgetop, TN 37152
P.O Box 439
Ridgetop, TN 37152
(Springfield, TN) Mid-Cumberland Meals-0n-Wheels needs volunteers Needed
Charlie an elderly gentleman said he had not eaten in two days. Our meal site manager went out immediately and drove to the address Charlie had given her which was a small shed in the woods. Charlie opened the door and began to cry because he was so happy someone could help him.
Charlie did have electricity and running water but was dependent on friends to bring him food because he did not drive and had mobility issues. We now bring Charlie meals, and he is gaining strength and so grateful for his meals. In Robertson County you have seniors just like Charlie who need meals, and we are in dire need of volunteers to deliver meals.
It takes about an hour to deliver a route, and the frequency you deliver is up to you. You pick up the meals to deliver between 10-10:30 on weekdays. There are no night or weekend deliveries. Please consider delivering meals. We know Robertson County is a caring community, and we need you. Thank YOU!
Volunteers Needed: Springfield Meal Site
November 19: FREE Robertson County Flu Clinic
The Robertson County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special “FightFluTN” vaccination event November 19 from 2-6PM at The Center located at 401 N. Main Street, Springfield. This free community event is open at any Robertson County resident with or without insurance. United Way will also be onsite providing light refreshments and community resources.
“Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others from the flu and help keep our community healthy,” said Interim Robertson County Health Department Director Sanjana Stamm. ”The flu can make you very sick, keep you away from work, school and other activities, put you in the hospital or even take your life. We urge everyone in Robertson County who has not received a flu shot yet to get one now, and this event is a great time to do it.”
The Robertson County Health Department will provide flu shots November 19 at no cost to anyone who wishes to receive one at The Center, located at 401 N. Main Street, Springfield from 2pm to 6pm.
Seasonal influenza activity is spreading in Robertson County and across Tennessee and is expected to continue for months, so it’s important for anyone over six months of age who hasn’t had a flu shot this flu season to get one now. The flu vaccine is especially important for infants, young children, pregnant women, adults over age 50 and those with chronic medical conditions. The flu shot remains the best protection against influenza.
For more information about the flu and getting a flu vaccine, contact your health care provider, call the Robertson County Health Department at 615-384-4504 or click here.
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency is accepting applications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Robertson County.
Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive a one-time payment on their home energy bill. The new program year begins on October 1, 2019.
Interested applicants should contact the MCCAA Robertson County outreach office for assistance, or call 615-384-1086 to have an application mailed to you.
Applicants must return applications, via mail or in-person to the following location:
MCCAA Robertson County
505 Hill Street
Springfield , TN
Required documentation includes proof of all household monthly income for 30 days from time of application, a 12-month history of your home energy bill, beginning with the most recent bill, social security cards for all household members, and a photo ID for the Head of Household. Failure to provide required documentation can result in the delay or denial of services. More information on the required documentation may be obtained at www.midcumberland.org.
For more information about the services provided by Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency, contact your local outreach office:
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency
November 19: (Portland, TN) Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast
You and your spouse/guest are cordially invited to the annual Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast being held at the Portland First Baptist Church Family Life Center on Saturday, November 19, 2019 at 8:00am.
In appreciation for your service to our country, we wish to honor all veterans
from Portland and the surrounding area, regardless of whether your service was combat related.
Widows/widowers of those who have served are also invited.
We look forward to seeing you!
Portland Chamber of Commerce
Volunteers Needed for Robertson County- The Long Term Care Ombudsman program
The Long Term Care Ombudsman program in middle TN is getting ready for volunteer certification training. Our program provides advocacy for residents in long-term care facilities, which includes nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and homes for the aged. There are over 140 long-term care facilities in our 13 county district and we rely very heavily on volunteers.
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for the rights of thousands of residents in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and homes for the aged in Robertson County and 12 additional counties in Middle TN. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a partner agency with the United Way of Robertson County. Ombudsman staff consists of three full-time District Ombudsmen, an Ombudsman Assistant, and 35 trained volunteers. Trained, certified Ombudsman volunteers pay regular visits to these facilities where they spend time with residents, monitor conditions, investigate complaints, educate regarding abuse and neglect and protect residents’ rights. The program offers mediation, complaint resolution, and public education for residents and their families.
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is actively recruiting for volunteers in the Robertson County area. Volunteer applicants must pass a background check and attend a 16 hour in-house training. The next training session will be held November 6th and 7th in Nashville.
Those interested in assisting have until Monday, October 21 to contact the program by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615-850-3918.
SATURDAY, November 23: DEMOLITION DERBY & (Kids Power Wheels Derby)
The Robertson County Fair Presents a Demolition Derby and “Kids Power Wheels Derby” Saturday, November 23. A fun-filled night for the whole family. Concessions on site!
Rain or Shine at the fairgrounds: 4635 Highway 41 N Springfield, TN 37172
Gates Open: 5:00pm
Derby is at 7PM
General Admission $10
5 and Under: Free
Fairgrounds Parking: Free with paid admission.
The Ticket gates, Pit and Spectator entrance will be off Blackwood behind the warehouse.
Kids Power Wheels Derby Age 9 and Under:
Free for Kids 9 and under must have a bike helmet (or helmet) to participate. All participants receive a trophy. Must have own power wheel to participate. Will start the show with the power wheels derby at 7. Parent or guardian must sign waiver to let child participate.
Full concession stands opening at 5:30 with a wide variety of food and drinks.
ADA compliant bleachers with concrete walkways, and handicap parking available.
November 26: “Give Thanks” Luncheon at The Robertson County Senior Center
Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 11AM, The Sr Center will provide Turkey, dressing and drinks. Attendees are asked to bring a dish and/or dessert to share.
PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU WILL BE ATTENDING BY NOV. 22nd
“Let’s give thanks together with good food and fellowship”
2019 Christmas Parades, Holiday Events & “Winter Wonderland”
The 2019 Christmas season is approaching fast, are you ready? Click The Banner to see a list of local parades and events you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars and save the dates…
Food Pantry – Bethlehem Baptist Church is now open WEDNESDAYS 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Please come to Building B to sign in. Hwy 76 entrance.
Bethlehem Baptist Church – 5081 Bethlehem Road – Springfield, TN. 615-643-0333
ONGOING EVENTS & LOCAL MEETINGS
Last Thursday of Each Month: Local Writers Group – Word Weavers Robertson County – from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Stokes Brown Public Library in Springfield, TN.
Are you a local writer who’d like to connect with like minded creatives in your area? Would you like to receive feedback on your work and be a part of a group where you can grow as a writer? If so, please join us for our monthly writers critique group meeting held the last Thursday of each month from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Stokes Brown Public Library in Springfield, TN.
For more information contact Callie Daruk (615) 308-5638 – email@example.com
Word Weavers is a monthly critique group dedicated to providing a forum for Christian writers to critique one another’s work in a face-to-face format. Writers of all levels are welcome. To sign up please visit https://word-weavers.com/
Robertson County Senior Center: Activites, classes, trips etc…
Tuesdays at 9:30AM – TaiChi Easy – Health, Vitality, Inner Peace
Wednesdays at 12:30PM Chair Yoga – Get Fit while you sit
RC Senior Center: 601 S Locust St, Springfield, Tennessee 37172. Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm. Mission: Our mission is to promote independence, wellness, and advocacy for 50+ adults, their caregivers, and their families.
We offer activities like pot-luck suppers, health fairs, breakfast trips, exercise classes, bingo, corn hole tournaments, crochet and knitting classes, music, Bluegrass nights, Friday night dances and appreciation events. The calendar is always full of events, road trips and opportunities to gather and have fellowship with old friends and new ones.
CHECK OUT UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE SENIOR CENTER CLICK HERE
Byrum-Porter Senior Center In Orlinda: Activites, classes, trips etc…
Lots of events, activities, dance lessons and tours planned.
Exercise/Yoga Classes. Come and check us out at the Byrum Porter Sr Center in Orlinda, Tn. Exercise offered 5 times a week. (Two Evening Classes) and YOGA twice a week. All classes are free and open to all ages. Certified teacher Sheri Link
Follow us on Facebook or check out our new website or call 615-654-3161 for more information. Check out our monthly newsletter for all the events this month.
The Byrum-Porter Harmonicas for Health program can help you:
Learn how to have better control of your breathing
Exercise the muscles that help pull air in and push air out of the lungs
Strengthen abdominal muscles for a more effective cough
Boost self-confidence, relieve stress
Socialize with others and have fun
Reported benefits include: decreased shortness of breath, increased sputum mobilization and increased quality of life.
Byrum-Porter will begin a 5 week program to learn to play beginning Tuesday, May 8th. It will be weekly for 5 weeks on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. This program is sponsored by the NorthCrest Medical Center.
Byrum-Porter has a limited supply of Harmonicas to sell so sign up for this class now and buy a new Harmonica for $2. Call 615-654-3161 and sign up for this free fun and health class.
Follow us on Facebook or check out our new website or call 615-654-3161 for more information.
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