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Posted 3/25/23

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Biloxi Blues

Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” will be presented at The Fly Arts Center Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/tix/5464

Democratic convention

Bedford County Democratic Party will hold a reorganization convention to elect new leaders Saturday, March 25 at Shelbyville Recreation Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the convention at 10, All registered Democrats are invited.

Author presentation

Marty Ray Gordon will be doing a presentation and signing Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. at Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library on his new autobiographical children’s book, “Sharing the Harvest with Granddaddy Tenpenny,” a real-life account of his childhood living with his grandfather Ray Tenpenny, his dog Queenie, and two mules named Mike and Spike.


Underwater Egg Hunt

Shelbyville Parks & Recreation’s Underwater Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 1 at Shelbyville Recreation Center for ages 3-13. Starting time vary by age from 9-10:30 a.m. A mandatory $4 preregistration fee includes free all-day swimming. Register at the Rec Center or its website.

Book signing

Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library will host an author presentation and book signing with Dr. Lona Bailey of Manchester at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Community Room. Bailey’s newest book, “The Voice of Villainy,” covers the life and work of actress Betty Lou Gerson from Chattanooga, the voice behind the original Cruella de Vil from Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The event is free to attend for all ages. For more information call 931-684-7323.

SCHS ‘57 reunion

Shelbyville Central High School’s Class of 1957 will meet at the back parking lot of King’s Museum (the old SCHS) on Saturday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. They will tour the museum and then meet at Legends, 1609 N. Main St., at 11:30 a.m. for their reunion. Guests are welcome.

Easter egg hunt

First Community Bank will host a free Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at its main office, 207 Elm St.

Flat Creek meeting

Flat Creek Community Center’s monthly potluck will be held Saturday. April 1 at 6 p.m. at the center, 115 New Herman Road.  Al Simmons, president of Bedford County Historical Society, will discuss the history of Flat Creek.


Soup Kitchen fundraiser

The Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen will be hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 336 S. Cannon Blvd. A portion of the proceeds will be shared with Gateway Church, who provides them storage space, facilitates clothing, and distributes additional food. To-go orders available. Reservations are appreciated but not required.


Card making class

The Senior Citizens Center will be offering a card making class every Wednesday, beginning April 5, at 10 a.m. Call Nellie at 684-0019 to sign up.


Paper-postcard show

The 19th Shelbyville Regional Postcard & Paper Memorabilia Show will be held from 9 a.m,-3 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at The Fly Arts Center. A dinner, speakers and a silent and live auction are scheduled.

Easter egg hunt

Blankenship United Methodist Church, 3602 Midland Road, will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Children through fifth grade are invited. Refreshments will follow.


Community meeting

A community meeting for District 3 residents led by Commissioner Troy Thompson will be held on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Middle School Theater.


Benefit for Hope

The Youth Leadership Bedford Class of 2022-23 will host Benefit for Hope, to help minimize the stigma surrounding mental health, from 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at Shelbyville Central High School. Tickets are $20 and include dinner, speakers and a silent and live auction. Tickets are available at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce website. For more information email ylb.benefitforhope@gmail.com.


SNAP talk

Bonnie Walker with SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program), will be at the Senior Center on Friday, April 21 at 9 a.m. to discuss the program and to call BINGO.  Call Nellie at 684-0019 if you would like to attend.


Barbecue cookoff

Shelbyville Moose Lodge #2197 will hold its 14th annual barbecue cookoff Saturday, April 22. For more information call the lodge, 931-684-9137.

Glow in the Park 5K

The eighth annual Glow in the Park 5K will be Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. at H.V. Griffin Park. Fee is $25 in advance, $30 day of race. Register before April 1 at Shelbyville Recreation Center or its website to be guaranteed a free t-shirt.


Book sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Tuesday, April 25-Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. until an hour before closing each day.

Used hardcover books are $1 each, paperbacks are 50 cents each, and DVDs and audiobooks $1 each. To volunteer, call 931-684-7323.


Fern sale

Boston and Kimberly ferns will be on sale from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Wartrace well house. Proceeds will go to the Wartrace gym. For more information or to place an order see Friends of Wartrace Gym on Facebook or call Beverly Saylor, 931-205-4702 or Claudia Curl, 931-703-4605.


Meals on Wheels

Shelbyville Senior Citizens Center is in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound of Shelbyville. For more information, call 684-0019 and ask for Amy Wilson.

Soup kitchen

Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen serves meals from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 336 S. Cannon Blvd. (corner of South Cannon Boulevard and Pickle Street). Donations may be made to Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 2259, Shelbyville, TN 37162, and are tax deductible under its 501c3 non-profit designation.

Boxed non-perishables are available. Takeouts are no longer distributed.

Head Start

Bedford County Head Start Centers are currently taking applications. For more information or to complete an application contact any Head Start Center. Phone numbers are: Wartrace 931-389-6406, Harris Head Start 931-773-0033, North Side Head Start Center 931-773-0141, and Bedford Early Head Start 931-685-0876. Head Start is a free child development program for children 6 weeks to 3 years and their families. Early Head Start enrolls pregnant women for monthly prenatal educational visits.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at International House of Prayer, 865 Union St. Attendees do not have to be a church member. For more information call Doug, 931-703-3159.


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“God’s Will (Part 11)” will be Pastor Tyler Shoemaker’s message at 10 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church. The service will be livestreamed.

Pastor Jimmy West’s message at 10 a.m. Sunday at Edgemont Baptist Church will be “Followers Obey” fromn Matthew 7:24-29. The service will be livestreamed. “Crucified for You” from Hebrews 12:2 will be the message at 6 p.m. on Good Friday. An Easter egg hunt is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at the church. The Praise Choir will present “What a Savior” at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday; the message will be “He Has Risen” from Mark 16:1-8.

“Obeying God’s Will Is A Must For His Servant” from Jonah 1:1-3 will be Pastor Bobby McGee’s message Sunday at Grace Baptist Church.

New Bethel Baptist Church will have a Easter Sunrise service at 7 a.m. A breakfast will follow. The regular 10 a.m. service will be held.

Christian (Disciples of Christ)

Pastor Dan Asche’s sermon at First Christian Church (home of children’s T-Ball) at 10 a.m. Sunday will be from Matthew 16 talking about Jesus, the Son of God, part of a series leading up to Easter.

Church of Christ

The sermon series “The Fight” by Lance Bennett continues at Fairlane Church of Christ. Sunday’s sermon will be “What in the World?” from John 17:14-18. Services are livestreamed and broadcast on WLIJ (98.7 FM/1580 AM/wlijradio.com). Iglesia de Cristo-Fairlane continues the “Fruits of the Spirit” sermon series by Luis Olivo with “Joy” from Galatians 5:22-23 and John 15:11.

Guest speaker Wayne Lankford’s lesson will be “Salvation by Grace or Obedience” from Ephesians 2:8,9 at 10 a.m. Sunday at Southside Church of Christ. Brian Nicholson will lead a study of Colossians at 6 p.m. Sunday. David Sanders will lead Restoration Thought & History at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services are livestreamed at cofcsouthside.com.


Blankenship United Methodist Church will hold a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary. An Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8 in the main sanctuary. An Easter sunrise service will start at 6 a.m. in the pavilion behind the church, followed by breakfast. An traditional Easter service and an Easter cantata performed by the choir will begin at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Pastor Abe Zimmerman’s message at First United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 26 will be “See You in Paradise” from Luke 23:32-43. The 10 a.m. service will be livestreamed on Facebook and broadcast on WLIJ (98.7 FM/1580 AM/wlijradio.com).


Sunday will be Pastor Stephanie Singleton’s anniversary at Whosoever Will Pentecostal Church. Morning service is scheduled at 11 a.m, with Elder James Crutchfield and evening service at 3 p.m, with Elder Jason Scales. Lunch will be served between services.


First Presbyterian Church’s service for the fifth Sunday in Lent will be led by Pastor Jim Moran. All services are streamed live on Facebook.