July 12, 19, 26

*Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead hikes of Easy to Moderate difficulty in Bledsoe Creek State Park on four Thursdays in July - we will meet at the Visitors Center/Park Office at 9 a.m. on these dates. Hikes will be around 2.5 miles with longer options. Bring water and hiking footwear. Suggested: hiking poles, sunscreen, insect repellant. For further info contact Les at


July 14

*Free school sports physicals (if your family of 3 has a household income of $41,560 or below.) Physical proof of income is required such as last year’s income tax return, W2, paycheck, etc. Email for more info. Clinics will be held 7/7 at Lambuth MUMC, 1042 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin and 7/14 at Westmoreland UMC, 1101 Park S., Westmoreland.

July 14

*Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead a 2.5-mile hike of Moderate difficulty on the Dunbar Cave Recovery Trail and the Lake Trail in Clarksville - this hike features a visit to the Historic Dunbar Cave entrance where big bands like Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey played many years ago. Bring water and hiking footwear - hiking poles suggested. Meet for carpooling at First Presbyterian Church, 172 W. Main Street in Hendersonville at 9 a.m. For further info, contact Ron or Judy at (615) 403-0002

*The Class of 1968 Union High School will sponsor a "Fish Fry"

on the corner of Blythe Ave. (RC Owens Co.) Gallatin, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Anyone that makes a purchase will be entered in a drawing for a door prize. For more information, please contact Donnie Crenshaw at 615-604-6171.

July 15

* Wynnewood presents “If These Logs Could Talk” at 2 p.m. Wynnewood will present a special program regarding life around Wynnewood every third Sunday, May-October. The program this Sunday will feature displays of artifacts found in the Castalian Springs area from pre-white contact through WWII. Admission is $5 for the program or included with regular tour admission. Please bring a chair and join us on the breezeway. See our website for program topics for upcoming third Sundays, directions and admission charges or call 615-452-5463.


July 17

*Sumner County native Brian Dewayne Scott, author and illustrator of a newly released children’s book titled A Hill of Peace, will hold a book-signing at the Gallatin Public Library from 10-1:30. Brian, a 2004 graduate of Gallatin High, obtained a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2008, and now married with 3 young boys, is living in West Africa. There he has recently begun working in the field of Community Visual Arts Education and Development in collaboration with local artisans and artists.

*“The Veranda’s Red Back Hymnal Sing Along” at 7 p.m. in the Celorio Hall at Welch College, 1045 Bison Trail, Gallatin. Admission is free, and a love offering will be taken to benefit Veranda Ministries. Charlie Sexton, who presents the “Red Back Revival” concert series based in Atlanta, Ga., will serve as emcee for the evening. The concert will feature a community choir and performances by Southern Gospel artists.


July 18

*About Book club meeting, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at the UT Extension Office in Gallatin. Selected book of the month is “Double Take: A Memoir” by Kevin Michael Connolly. The book club is open to everyone and meets every other first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call the UT Extension office at (615) 452-1423.

July 20

*Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead an easy 2 mile, mostly shady hike around Couchville Lake in Long Hunter State Park near Mt. Juliet. Meet for carpooling at First Presbyterian Church, 172 W. Main St. in Hendersonville at 9 a.m. If interested in renting a kayak or canoe for 9 a.m. prior to the hike, contact the hike leader Marcia at or (217) 855-3013.


July 23-25

*Free Music Camp - Borderless Arts TN is offering The Crescendo Music Institute from July 23-25. The Institute is open to young adult musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists) ages 10-25 with any disability. Participants will be exposed to stage presence techniques, musical mentoring, music business, how to market your work, and songwriting. The event is free of charge and is limited to the first 25 who register. For more information or to register, contact Borderless Arts at or visit

July 28

*The Sumner County Democratic Party will hold their annual 3-Star Celebration at Sycamore Springs in Bethpage with gates opening at 6 p.m. Karl Dean, Democratic candidate for governor is confirmed to attend.  Other major candidates expected include Phil Bredesen running for US Senate and Craig Fitzhugh, running for governor. Democratic candidates for US House, Tennessee Senate, Tennessee House and local races will also be in attendance. Event tickets are $50 per person and include full dinner, music and entertainment. There will be a cash bar. Event sponsorships begin at $250 and reserved tables can be purchased for $500.  Candidate information and signs will be available. For more information, contact the Sumner Democrats at or by calling (615) 442-6556.

August 4

*The West Eastland Church of Christ and HBCU Wellness Project at Meharry Medical College will host its Annual Community Health and Wellness Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Expo will take place at the West Eastland Church at 342 W. Eastland Avenue, Gallatin. This year’s Expo will feature 25+ wellness vendors and organizations. The complete list of exhibitors is available on the HBCU Wellness website The Expo is open to the public and is free of charge.


*Ongoing through Aug. 12 - Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 2601 Cages Bend Rd. Gallatin, invites everyone to spiritual deepening through Revival which consists of Class Meetings on Mon. evenings and Tues. mornings and Tent Meetings every Sun. at 9 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary. For more information, contact the church office 615-822-3966 or visit Childcare available Monday evenings upon request.

*Gallatin Public Library July 2018 Programs:

Crocheting (Ages 18+) on Tues. from 1 - 3 p.m. - Please bring your own crocheting materials.

The Joyful Quilters (Ages 18+) - Meeting from 1-3 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of every month to sew small quilts for Project Linus and local charities.  For experienced quilters.

Tea Time (Ages 18+) on Fri. starting at 3 p.m. - A film or TV show with British actors is presented via projector with tea & cookies.

BINGO (All Ages) on Wed. at 2:45 p.m. - Free to play and win small prizes.

ZUMBA, a low-medium impact aerobic fitness dance class on Sat. at 2 p.m.! (All Ages - Those UNDER AGE 12 must be accompanied by an ADULT)

July 14 is Animation Day, July 21 is Sports Day, & July 28 is Disney Day.


*Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church will be hosting an Alzeheimer’s support group the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.  The address is 1042 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin.  There is no fee, and no reservations required; (615) 452-3715.

*You are invited to join us at our monthly NAMI Sumner County support group meetings.  NAMI Sumner County is made up of friends and family of people with long-term mental illness. The group comes together to support each other, learn, educate the community and advocate for change. Meetings for education and support are held in Hendersonville on the third Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church (103 Country Club Dr.).  Learn about NAMI Sumner County and With Hope in Mind at or email


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