* The Green Wave Basketball Tip-Off will be held at 6 p.m. at Gallatin High School. The event will feature the introduction of the 2018-2019 Green Wave basketball teams as well as intra-squad scrimmages. The GHS Cheerleaders and Wavettes Dance Team will perform as well as the Rucker-Stewart and Shafer Middle Cheerleaders. The event will begin with scrimmages between the Rucker-Stewart and Shafer Middle School boys and girls basketball teams. Doors open at 5:15 and admission is $5.
November 1, 8, 15, 29
*Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will be leading hikes in Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Ziegler Fort, Gallatin 37066 on these Thursdays. Hikes will be 2.4 miles with longer options and rated Easy to Moderate. Meet at the Visitors Center/Park Office at 9 a.m. on these dates. Bring water. Also suggested: hiking footwear & hiking poles or sticks. For further info contact Les at email@example.com or (615) 719-0031
*Trinity Lutheran Church, at 720 Lock Four Road, Gallatin, TN, is having a rummage sale to sell off items from the PDO program. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items available will be day care items such as toys, DVD’s & books & other children’s items. There will also be some adult clothing, movies, household items and other miscellaneous items as well.
*W.U.M.C. Dinner and Auction at Westmoreland United Methodist Church, 1101 Park Street, Westmoreland, will hold their annual dinner and auction. Dinner will
Begin at 5 p.m. The meal will be potluck prepared by members of the church. Price
is $8 per adult and $4 for children under 12. There will be a silent auction and the live auction will begin at 6 p.m., with many handmade items, baked goods, gift cards, etc. Monies raised will help support Westmoreland Food Bank, Friday Meals Program and Bingo at Westmoreland Care and Rehab.
*Apex Republik Auto Familia Fall Meet 2018 – 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Triple Creek Park in Gallatin. Cars, food, music, vendors, prizes – Free. All ages car show. Family friendly. Call 615-202-7096 for details.
*Gallatin Ghost Walk is celebrating its 14th year of history and mystery on the Most Haunted Public Square in America, and this year it is conducting a fundraiser on its Facebook page to benefit Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance. Cost is $15 for ages 12 and up, and $10 for 6-12. All tours begin at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 615-512-5299.
November 3 – 4
*The 8th Annual Sumner County Artists and Artisans Studio Tour for 2018 will be held 11/3 from 10 - 5 and 11/4 from 12 - 5. This is a free self-guided tour. There are 13 different studio locations in Gallatin and Hendersonville, TN with art for sale. You can meet 36 artists displaying a wide range of art forms including paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, wood turning and more. Visit our website to find a map, addresses, and information about the artists and examples of their work. http://sumnercountystudiotour.com. Visit all studios for a chance to win tickets to the Schermerhorn Classical Music Series in Nashville or a basket filled with artist work from the studio tour.
*Gospel Singing – 6 p.m. at Mitchellville First Baptist Church, 1001 McDowell Blvd., Portland, TN. Featuring the Mercy Road Quartet. Everyone welcome.
*Rome Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their Minister of Music’s appreciation day Sunday November 4 @2:30pm with a musical program. Everyone is invited to come out
*About Book club meeting at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at the UT Extension Office in Gallatin. Selected book of the month is “A Murder in Music City” by Michael Bishop. Our book club is open to everyone and meets every other first Wednesday of the month. For more information, you may call the UT Extension office at (615) 452-1423.
*Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead a 4-mile hike on the Warner Woods Trail in Percy Warner Park in Nashville rated Moderate. This hike will lead to the Luke Lea overlook where you can see much of the Nashville area, including downtown. The trail goes through deep forest with large trees. The trail surface is dirt with roots and rocks. Water, sturdy walking shoes and walking sticks or poles are recommended. Meet for carpooling in the Glenbrook Kroger parking lot at 9 a.m. For further info, contact John or Donna at (925) 759-0517 or 0518.
*100TH Anniversary of End of WW1 hostilities at Alvin C. York State Historic Park in Pall Mall, TN. Sumner Trails Chair Lynn Takacs and husband Tim will be attending this event with multiple programs demonstrating the reality of combat during WW1 with interpreters in WW1 uniforms, tours of the York homeplace and an easy walk to the York cemetery. Veterans Day is November 11. For further info, contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 479-7702.
*Sumner Teen Center (STC) will host its fifth annual “Fall Back Bolt” event which consists of 1 mile, 5K, and 5-mile race options for runners, joggers and walkers to choose from. This year the “Bolt” will be a “Decade Dash” in which participants are encouraged to dress in the clothing of their favorite decade. Top performers will be recognized with prizes and there will be a costume contest as well. The starting location will be the Douglass-Clark House on 2115 Long Hollow Pike in Gallatin, TN. Registration and t-shirt pick-up begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is only $30 per runner (or $25 per person if in a team of 4 or more) through November 9th. Registration the day of the event will be $35 per runner (or $30 per person if in a team of 4 or more). All participants will receive a free t-shirt. For more information, please contact Dustin Hamby at 615-530-8248 or email@example.com.
*Family Fall Festival – 11:30 – 3 p.m. at Rehoboth United Methodist Church. Community invited, rain or shine. Food, fun, kid’s games & prizes. Bring the entire family! Free admission & parking. 2601 Cages Bend Rd. Gallatin. More information: www.welcometorehoboth.com or Facebook. Donations welcome.
*Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead a 3-mile hike rated Moderate on the Green River Bluffs Trail in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. The trail surface varies from concrete/asphalt/wood/gravel/dirt & roots. Bring water, hiking shoes and hiking poles. After the hike there will be an optional Historical Cave Tour of 2 miles rated Moderate ($17 reservation required). The cave tour is not recommended if you fear heights or close places - cave temperature around 54 degrees. For further info, contact Les at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call (615) 719-0031.
*Casino Bus Trip to Tropicana Evansville. Leaves the Gallatin Senior Citizen's Center at 8 a.m. sharp! Please arrive early to sign in. You must reserve and pay in advance at the center by 9 a.m. the Friday before the trip. $15.00 for 55 and older. $20.00 for under 55. Call (615) 451-1531 for more information. Stop in the center at 200 East Franklin, Gallatin.
*Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead a 9-mile hike in South Cumberland State Park rated strenuous. We will be hiking on the Fiery Gizzard & Dog Hole Trails. The elevation gain is 1,000 feet with a long boulder field and a steep, high, rocky hill. This hike features several waterfalls and beautiful rock formations. Bring sturdy hiking footwear, hiking/trekking poles, plenty of water, snacks and pack a lunch. To do this hike you need to be in good physical/hiking condition. Meet for carpooling at 7 a.m. at the Glenbrook Kroger, 1010 Glenbrook Way in Hendersonville. For further info, contact Les at email@example.com or text/call at (615) 719-0031.
*Operation Christmas Child, a city-wide effort to share God's love with millions of boys and girls around the world, will open to collect shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritan's Purse project. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (615) 962-7145, or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ for drop-off locations and times. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through "Follow Your Box" and receive a tracking label to discover its destination.
*The annual Country Ham Breakfast held by the Methodist Men of Gallatin United Methodist Church. This the group's ministry fundraiser for the scout program and other benevolent programs. It will be in Ramsey Hall at the church located at 149 W. Main St. Gallatin, 6:30 am until 9:00 am. Tickets may be purchased at the church or at the door.
*Notice of Sumner County NAACP Election of Officers - All offices of the Sumner County Executive Board are open for anyone who is a member of the Sumner County NAACP and in good standing. You may be nominated for office or as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. If you are interested call Rev. Thomas Staten at 615-822-7840 or secretary at 615-452-8754 by Oct. 31, 2018. Election will be held at the regular monthly meeting on Nov.19 at the Shalom Zone at 6:30 p.m.
* The City of Gallatin is raising funds to support Wreaths Across America’s local effort which is a national nonprofit event with a goal of laying a wreath on the grave of every American veteran who died serving our country. Contributions are due no later than Nov. 26. There will be a local remembrance ceremony held at the City Cemetery in Gallatin on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. Please visit the www.wreathsacrossamerica.org for more information on the organization and to learn about the group’s mission and how to get involved. A $15 donation buys one wreath, or a $30 donation buys three wreaths. For those who wish to participate, checks can be made payable to “Wreaths Across America”. Mail or deliver to: Mayor’s Office, Attn: Wreaths Across America, 132 West Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066. Requests for donations to be in honor or memory of a veteran are welcome. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 615-451-5961.
*The Republican Party of Sumner County meets on the first Saturday of every month at 9 a.m., Hendersonville Christian Academy, 355 Old Shackle Island Road. There’s a different speaker each month, and a buffet breakfast is available for $7.
*You are invited to a monthly gathering for those who are caring for a child, spouse, ill family member or friend and need some support beginning Thursday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m. in our Youth Lounge at Gallatin First United Methodist Church. The group is a safe haven to share in a non-judgmental atmosphere. This group will be led by a trained counselor. We will gather to support and learn from each other.
* Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m in the fellowship hall at the rear of Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church, 1042 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin, TN (0.9 miles northeast of Sumner Regiona.l Medical Center). Open to the public for families, loved ones and other caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease to share experiences and concerns to help with encouragement, comfort and advice.
*New to Gallatin and looking for a roadmap to enjoying your new hometown?
Join the fun in this newly created group, which will meet on a regular basis for food and friendship. We are organizing, have a core membership and want to encourage others to join us. You do not have to have recently moved here: anyone who was not born and raised in Gallatin or the spouse of someone born and raised here and would like to meet new friends and socialize is welcome. Call 615-512-5299 for more information or visit the Gallatin Newcomers Club Facebook page.
*Everyone invited to attend Sunday Worship at 9 a.m. with Chancel Choir or at 11:15 a.m. with the Praise Team; Fellowship coffee time 10 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages at 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. 2601 Cages Bend Rd. Gallatin. More information: www.welcometorehoboth.com or visit us on Facebook.
*Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Meets Monday nights at 6 p.m. weigh-in at 5:30. First United Methodist Church, 217 E Main St., Hendersonville. Come Join Us. TOPS Club. www.tops.org. For info, call Janice @ 615 428-4503.