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Community calendar, April 1

Posted 4/1/23

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Community calendar, April 1


Send Community Calendar items to tgnews@t-g.com, notify us on Facebook, call 931-684-1200 or stop by our office, 323 E. Depot St.


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.


Good Samaritan Bag Day

The Good Samaritan Bag Day will be Monday, April 3, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at 201 E. Highland.

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5019, and its Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting Monday at the VFW Post on Depot Street. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with a business meeting for members immediately following. For more information, contact Post Commander Mike Ruess, 931-249-1566.


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.

Bell Buckle egg hunt

Bell Buckle Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. at Bell Buckle Park for children ages to 10 years.  

VFW Breakfast

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5019, and its Auxiliary will host their 2nd Saturday of the month FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST Saturday, April 8, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the VFW Post, 1320 Depot Street. Home cooked food, including country ham and pork loin, will be available. Carry-outs are available. For more information call Alex at 615-513-7959. The food for this fundraiser has been donated by HUMANA.

APRIL 9 (Easter)

Believers Faith Fellowship, 2011 South Cannon Boulevard, will be hosting a Worship Service at 4 p.m. with a "Helicopter Egg Drop" to  follow immediatly after the service at 5:15 p.m.


Arts Council program

The Bedford County Arts Council will hold their Monthly Potluck and Program on April 10 beginning at 6 p.m. The featured artist for April and May will be Tony Teal. Guests are encouraged to bring a friend, bring a dish, and join the Bedford County Arts Council as they welcome the former Shelbyville resident and talented artist. Exhibit starts at 6:30 p.m.


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.

Lanier Family Fish Fry

The Lanier Family Reunion Committee is sponsoring its Annual Fish Fry and Auction on Saturday, April 15, at the Eagleville Community Center located at 317 Highway 99, Eagleville. The time is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy the occasion.


Laity Club

The Bedford County Laity Club is to meet Sunday, April 16, at Normandy United Methodist Church. Meal to be furnished. .


Election Commission

The Bedford County Election Commission will meet on April 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the Election Commission Office. For more information go to www.bedfordcountytn.gov/departments/elections/index.php


Community club

The Pleasant Grove/Rich Valley Community Club supper will be Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Lions Clubhouse, U.S. 231 South. Pot luck, meats, and drinks furnished.


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.


Junior's House meeting 

Junior's House Child Advocacy Center is hosting a Bedford County Town Hall Meeting on April 27 at 6 p.m. at Edgemont Baptist Church, 150 Fairfield Drive. Guests will get an inside look into the organization. 


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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 Calvary Baptist Church on April 2 will have their Children Easter Play at 10 a.m. Sunday School at 9 a.m.

“Crucified for You” from Hebrews 12:2 will be the message at Edgemont Baptist Church 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.

"Jesus' Triumphant Entry" from Matthew 21: 8-11 will be Pastor Bobby McGee’s message Sunday at Grace Baptist Church.

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

The Sevier Street First Baptist Church will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on April 8, 2023, beginning at 12 noon. The community is welcome. On April 16 at 10 a.m. The Sevier Street First Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor R.C. Verge 59th Year of Pastoring God’s People. Pastor Sedrick Davis and God’s House of Restoration Church of Christiana will be our special guest. Lunch will be served after the service.

Christian (Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church invites all to worship as they celebrate Pal Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday. Children’s graded worship and nursery are also available at 10 a.m. They also invite all to their Maundy Thursday Worship on April 6 at 6:30 p.m. as they learn about the Passover Meal that Jesus celebrated with the disciples in the Upper Room.

Church of Christ

The sermon series “The Fight” by Lance Bennett continues at Fairlane Church of Christ. Sunday’s sermon will be “The Remnant” from Romans 11: 1-6. 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 “Patience” from Galatians 5:22-23.

The lesson at Southside Church of Christ on Sunday at 10 a.m. will be “Three Essential Truths About Jesus” from Philippians 2:5-11. Sunday night service at 6 p.m. will be led by Brian Nicholson who will lead through a study of Colossians. Lessons are live streamed on Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Visit their website 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. A traditional Easter service and an Easter cantata performed by the choir will begin at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Pastor Abe Zimmerman’s sermon at Shelbyville First United Methodist Church will be "I Thirst" from Mark 14:32-25 and John 19:28-30. On Palm/Passion Sunday, worship service will be at 10 a.m. Their service is also livestreamed on Facebook and broadcast on WLIJ 1580 AM.


First Presbyterian Church's service for this Sunday, Palm Sunday, will be held at 10 a.m. led by Pastor Jim Moran.  All services are streamed live on Facebook.  Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. They have all age groups and a nursery available for the little ones.  They would love to see some new faces and hope you can join them on Sunday at 9 a.m. for Sunday School and 10 a.m. for their worship service.