Destinations & Diversions: Great variety -- plays, horses and hunting

Thursday, August 4, 2016

"Revelations," a showcase of original one-act plays, will be presented 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Community High School. It is Smokestack Theatre Group's 10th annual summer production. Community High School students, teachers and alumni are involved.

Three of the six plays were winners of a student playwriting contest:

"Elliot's Odyssey," written by Haylee Overton and directed by Colton Hargrove;

"Three to None," written by Jesse Matthews and directed by Luis Pedraza; and

"Spotlight Dating," written by Alyssa Amos and directed by Ashley Reece.

The other three plays were written by the school's drama director, Anthony Davis.

Admission is $5 at the door, or tickets can be reserved by calling 931-212-7867.

Other revelatory ways to spend your week:

Wartrace Horse Show

The 110th annual Wartrace Horse Show will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at Jernigan Field in Wartrace. General admission is $5, with children 12 and under admitted free. Call 931-703-2819 to check on the availability of box seats. Be sure and check out the concession stand, which includes homemade desserts prepared by volunteers.

The show is sponsored by Civic Enterprises of Wartrace, a joint venture of East Bedford Civic Club and Cascade PTO.

The Wartrace show wraps up a traditional three-night sequence of shows which some entries use as a warmup for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration later this month. The other two shows:

* The 35th annual Fayetteville Blue Ribbon Horse Show kicks off at 6:30 this evening at the Lincoln County Horseman's and 4-H Horse Show Grounds, 8 Wilkes Road in Fayetteville. The event benefits the 4-H program in Lincoln County. Concessions will include pit barbecue chicken.

* The 55th Belfast-TWHBEA Lions Club Horse Show will be held Friday at S.W. Beech Memorial Field in Belfast. This year's show is dedicated to the memory of Larry Lowman. A youth fun show will begin at 2 p.m., with a halter show at 4 p.m. and the performance show at 6 p.m.

Hunter's Night Out

Shelbyville Mills Baptist Church will hold its Hunter's Night Out Saturday. There will be a 3D archery tournament, a free barbecue meal, door prizes and a gospel presentation.

For more information, call 931-684-3625 or go to

Car show

Tony Rice Center Inc. will hold a car show on Saturday on Madison Street at the old Kroger/K-Mart parking lot next to Sonic. This event is free to spectators. Concessions will be available. Entry fee is $10. Entry is 9 a.m.-noon. Awards are at 3. Silent auction is 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Marcus Young

Singer-songwriter Marcus Young will perform a free concert 2 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church on Madison Street. A love offering will be taken. For more information, go to To view videos of Young's past work, click on the "About" tab of the Facebook page or search for Marcus Young on YouTube.

The Kellys

The Kellys will perform 6 p.m. Sunday at Longview Baptist Church, 101 Cooper Road in Unionville.

Ice cream supper

Flat Creek Community Center will hold its annual ice cream supper 4-7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $7 for a hamburger, baked beans, chips, a drink, a homemade dessert and ice cream.

Dinner and a Movie

Kingdom Cultivating Ministries will hold "Dinner and a Movie" 6 p.m. Saturday at Harris Middle School. Supper will be served. There's no admission charge, and there will be a movie and a cornhole tournament, with prizes.

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends Singles of First Baptist Church will meet for dinner at Bell Buckle Café 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 931-684-5699 or 931-224-5699 for more information.


Happy Hands Quilting Guild will meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center on Midland Road. The monthly project is a Moravian Star, and those attending should bring supplies. A business meeting will be held at 11 a.m. The meeting is open to anyone interested in quilting.