*The 82nd Annual Springfield Lions Club Show “Robertson County Has Talent” will be held at 7 p.m. at the Springfield High School Auditorium. The Lions Club will be showcasing these Robertson County schools and their talent: Springfield High, Greenbrier High, Springfield Middle, Greenbrier Middle, Coopertown Middle, South Haven as well as a special appearance by the Tennessee School for the Blind Choir. There will also be some “Ole Minstrel Skits”. Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds help pay for eye exams and eyeglasses, as well as other sight projects for individuals in Robertson County. A recycling box will be available for old, discarded eyeglasses.
*Mobile Food Pantry – Purpose Life Church, 805 Memorial Blvd, Springfield 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Safe Harbor Equine & Livestock Sanctuary (SHELS) will present its second session of Horse Camp for Grown Ups on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Training Center in Cottontown. This session will focus on basic horsemanship and equitation, including ground work, riding and driving. Horse Camp for Grown Ups is designed for current horse owners as well as those who are interested in purchasing or adopting a horse in the future. Participants are encouraged to bring their own horse, or they may borrow one for the day.
*Gardening in Robertson County – Free class 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Stokes-Brown Library in Springfield. To register call 615-384-7936 or email email@example.com
*The annual community spring celebration will be on Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ridgetop Adventist Elementary School. Activities at the school open house include bounce house, face painting, silent auction, and refreshments.
*Milldale Presbyterian Church, 6275 Henry Rd., Springfield. Pic-N-Grill. 6 p.m. - meal, 7 p.m. – music.
*Gospel Meeting at Bethany Church of Christ, Bethany Rd, near Orlinda. Speaker Morris (Mo) Hafley. M-F services at 7:30 p.m., Sunday services:10 a.m. – Bible Study, 11 a.m. Worship service, 2 p.m. Singing, 3 p.m. Worship service. Everyone welcome.
*Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by United Ministries Food Bank of Robertson County starts at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Springfield Baptist Church on N. Main Street in Springfield. Please bring boxes or containers and someone to help you if needed.
*The Credit Union for Robertson County will be holding its Annual Shred Day from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the StoneView Branch, 4310 Hwy 431-N in Springfield and from 12 noon – 2 p.m. at the White House branch located at 415 Hwy 76 E, White House. Individuals only, No businesses. Limit 5 boxes per person. FREE to the community. For more info on what can be shredded, contact www.tcurc.org or call 615-382-8255.
*Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival 6pm - 9pm, Sat, Apr 28, 10am - 9pm. RAIN OR SHINE - Admission $10 for both days, 12-under free.
*Car Show at Stewart Williams Furniture parking lot, 801 Memorial Blvd. Registration 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Awards presented at 2 p.m. Registration fee - $20, vendor spaces - $20. Concessions available. 50/50 drawing, Door prizes. For more info, call Chris Goodfred 615-268-4276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*United Methodist Women – Yard and Bake Sale – Springfield First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 511 S. Oak St., 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. All proceeds support UMW missions.
*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 and 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 Tues., May 8, weekly for 5 weeks on Tues. at 1 p.m. 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.
MAY 15, 16, 17, 22
*Mid Cumberland Community Action Agency USDA Commodity Food Give-Away
** May 15 at First Baptist Ridgetop, 1757 Hwy 41 S, Ridgetop – for low income families from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Call 615-859-4601 for more information.
**May 15 at Robin Hood Apartments for low income families. Call 615-519-8341 for more information.
**May 16 and 17 at 505 Hill St., Springfield from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – closed for lunch 12-1 p.m. for low income families in Robertson County. NO parking before 9 a.m. Call 615-384-1086 for more information.
**May 22 at Cross Plains City Hall, 7622 Hwy 25 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. for low income families in Robertson County. Call 615-654-2555 for more information.
*32nd Annual Cross Plains Trash & Treasures, to be held June 29& 30, has booth space available. Application forms available at www.visitcrossplains.com or Cottontown Bears, Cross Plains City Hall or The Doctors House Museum. Sponsored by Cross Plains Heritage Commission. For info, call 615-306-4153 or 615-654-2555.
*The Lucky Cowboy Back Yard Bash to benefit the Cottontown Fire Department will take place Aug. 18 from 5pm-12am at 2863 Hwy. 25 in Cottontown. Performers will include Ava Suppelsa, Jaime Fox-Desert Okies, Rick Monroe and Rayla Ray Band. BYOB, bring chair, camping available, food on site, prize drawing. Free and open to the public 13 years and older. Updates at luckycowboy.com.
PROGRAM FOR VETERANS
*Greenbrier’s Calvary Baptist Church is hosting a new program called “Centurion” for Veterans of Robertson County. Beginning May 5 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and the first Saturday of the second month of every quarter, county veterans will have an opportunity to join their peers, make friends and receive assistance. The Robertson County Veterans Service Office can initiate assessment of needs, schedule appointments for claims processing, and facilitate understanding of how Veteran Service Officers work with the Veteran’s Administration and utilize community outreach activities to provide services for each veteran. Point of Contact: Gary Lima, Assistant Veteran Service Officer, Robertson County, 615-358-1304, email@example.com.
*Oakland Baptist Church 615-384-4327. Call to leave name and number.
WHITE HOUSE LIBRARY CALENDAR
*Spring Wishes Tree, Sponsored by Friends of the Library, up the whole month of April. Buy any item on the tree, bring back to the library to be entered into the raffle drawing for an Amazon Kindle Fire. April 17, 10:30 a.m. Toddler Tuesday; April 18, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Wednesday; April 19, 4 p.m., Movie Night, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 6-7 p.m. All Ages, English Classes, beginner to intermediate learners. All nationalities welcome; April 23, 10 a.m. Adult Art Class 4 p.m. Paddington Bear Portrait, Kids program 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Adults Device Advice, by appointment only, 615-672-0239; April 24, 5:30 p.m. Teen Animation Prom, come dressed as your favorite animated character; April 30, 10 am. Adult Art Class 4 p.m. Movie “Paddington 2”, Kids program. Over 500 Online continuing Education Courses, Learn something new at the White House Library. Follow us on Facebook @whitehouselibrary. Regular hours: Mon., Tues. & Thurs, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Friday and Sunday.
SPRINGFIELD INN ART GALLERY
*Enjoy beautiful watercolors & acrylics paintings by Nancy Johnson now on exhibit @ Springfield Inn Gallery til end of May. Free Admission. Located inside Springfield Inn, 2001 Memorial Blvd in Springfield.
www.facebook.com/SpringfieldInnGallery, Jay Swafford-Gallery Director.
SEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE
*Big variety of hard & soft cover books – 25 cents, 50 cents and $1. Every Thursday & Friday during May & June, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Dr’s House Museum, 7821 Hwy 25, Downtown Cross Plains. Call 615-306-4153 for more info.
ROBERTSON COUNTY BEEKEEPERS MEETING
*Join us the last Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the UT Extension Office, 408 N Main St., Springfield. Across from the Robertson County Court House.
HISTORY BOOK AVAILABLE
*Across the Plains - A History of Cross Plains: 1778-1986, a soft-cover book by local author Rita Read, out-of-print for many years and much in demand, is now available at Thomas Drugs & The Doctors House Museum in Cross Plains or online at http:// www.lulu.com\ for $19.95, shipping not included. For info, call 615-306-4153.
*Greenbrier Historical Society is now accepting applications for its Myrtle Pinson Mallory Memorial Scholarships. These college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are designated for Greenbrier High School seniors in the Class of 2018. Myrtle Pinson Mallory was the unofficial town historian of Greenbrier for 75 years. Greenbrier Historical Society honors her in this manner by investing in the future of the community. Scholarship applications can be picked up in person any time at Greenbrier Historical Museum & Library, 205 West College Street (across from Greenbrier City Hall) or can be mailed to students upon request by calling 615-643-8461 Wednesday through Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm. The application process is open to all Greenbrier High School seniors who wish to continue their formal education. Deadline for submitting any completed application is April 21, 2018. Announcement of the recipients will be made at Greenbrier High's graduation ceremony.
ROBERTSON COUNTY PLAYERS
*In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Robertson County Players are requesting folks to submit memorabilia for a planned museum exhibit. The Players, founded in 1978, are hoping to gather photos, programs, posters, news articles and even costumes from its past productions for a display at the Robertson County Historical Society & Museum beginning in March. Anyone who can contribute to the project is asked to contact Atchley by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (615) 957-8020.
BROWN BAG WRITER’S GROUP
MEALS ON WHEELS
*Needing volunteers for Mid-Cumberland Meals on Wheels. Takes only 30-60 minutes per day, M-F at the noon meal. Contact Patricia at 615-382-7287.
*Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754.
*New Al- Anon meeting in Springfield. Al-anon is a “we” program. Does someone’s drinking bother you? Springfield Saturday Hope for Today AFG 10 a.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 103 East 7th Ave., Springfield. Back red door.
*Drop by 107 Parker Ave. in Greenbrier the 1st Saturday each month from 8:30 - 10 a.m. or call Greenbrier First Baptist Church at 615-643-4507 for more info. Greenbrier/Ridgetop residents only please.
FOOD & CLOTHING CENTER
*Ridgetop Seventh-day Adventist Community Services Center has food & clothing, for families in need. The Center adjoins Ridgetop Adventist Elementary School on King St. in Ridgetop. Hours are 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday. The Center also accepts donations of clothing, nonperishable food, or other items in good condition for distribution.
*The Cedar Hill FCE club is selling their cookbook “Heavenly Delights.” Buy one get one FREE. You can contact any member to get them.
*Free clothes, toys and other items every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at White House Church of Christ, 205 Spring St., White House, 615-672-4610.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
*Big Brothers Big Sisters or Middle TN in Robertson Co. is opening our school based mentoring program in Robertson County Schools. Please consider mentoring one child for one hour a week during the school day. Help with academics, play a game, read together and talk. For information call Becky Dove 615-708-6426 or Rebecca.email@example.com.
YOUR STORY HOUR HEARD LOCALLY
*Listen to “Your Story Hour” Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. on Springfield’s radio station, WSGI, 1100 AM. Now debuting locally, the half-hour broadcast is celebrating more than 65 years of family-friendly dramatized stories from history and the Bible, www.yourstoryhour.org.
GREENBRIER LIBRARY & MUSEUM
*The Greenbrier Historical Society Library & Museum, 205 W College St., (across from City Hall) is open Wed., Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free of charge to the public. Books for all ages. Learn more about Greenbrier history.
*Food available at Greenbrier First Baptist Church the 1st Sat, 8:30 -10 a.m. and 3rd Thurs. 7-8:30 p.m. Call (615) 643-4507 for more information. Greenbrier/Ridgetop area only please.
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
*Vietnam Veterans of America Robertson County Chapter 1128 holds its meetings the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at Springfield Memorial Gardens, 4005 Memorial Blvd. Membership is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975. With Honorable Discharged DD214.
VETERAN HELP AVAILABLE
*Robertson County Veteran Service Office is here to assist Veterans and their families to obtain benefits: compensation, pension, burial, healthcare or other VA/Veteran related issues. Tuesday - Thursday, 8am-4pm, located in rear of Greenbrier City Hall, 202 West College St, Greenbrier, 615-358-1304.
WHITE HOUSE LIONS CLUB
*The White House Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7-8 a.m. at Neighborhood Cafe, in The Gallery, White House.
VFW POST 2120
*American Legion Auxiliary Meeting White House American Legion Auxiliary Unit 206 meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at 3321 Hwy 31W. Come join us!
*Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. Addiction Screenings Available. Call Narconon today for free screenings or referrals. 1-800-431-1754.
*Hurts, Habits & Hangups. Everybody has them, the strong admit it and the humble get help. Meets Wednesdays, 6 p.m. in the Springfield Baptist Church Preschool Fellowship Hall. For more info. visit www.celebraterecovery.com.