Things to do in Sumner This Week

Sunday, May 1

Lambuth United Methodist Church, 1042 Hartsville Pike, in Gallatin will host a Ladies Tea from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your favorite tea cup. Lisa Spencer as guest speaker and soloist.For information call 615-452-3715.

Monday, May 2

The Sumner County Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Black-eyed Pea in Hendersonville. A guest speaker from Medtronics who will speak about DBS therapy. Open meeting.

Sumner County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 240 will have their monthly meeting at the Hendersonville VFW Post 9851. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with the meeting following at 7 p.m. For information call Louis Froelich at 615-308-4460 or email All Vietnam Veterans and Vietnam Era Veterans are welcome.

The Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails Association will meet for Chapter Meeting at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville. Guest speaker will be Rick Lauson from the Columbia Franklin Chapter who will present a program about the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Plain hike he did in Wales last Fall. Visitors welcome. For information contact Sally at

Key to the City ladies are rolling the dice. Bunco is a social game; the fun begins at 7 p.m. Call Beverly @ 264-2900 or Pam @ 417-7643 for details. All Sumner County ladies are cordially invited to attend before joining the club.

Tuesday, May 3

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s mobile Career Coach will be at Aspire Staffing in Portland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Aspire Staffing is looking to fill the following positions: food processing workers, assembly workers, maintenance technicians, quality inspectors, and machine operators. Coach staff will be assisting area residents to complete online applications, create resumes and register on Jobs4TN. Aspire is located at 207A North Broadway.

Wednesday, May 4

Explorastory of Hendersonville will hold its regular monthly meeting at Rock Castle in Hendersonville beginning at 6:45 p.m. This storytelling session is open to the public at no charge. Visitors are welcome to bring and tell their stories. They should be about 10 minutes in length.

Thursday, May 5

Observe National Day of Prayer at Goodlettsville City Hall at 7 a.m. Prayers for Goodlettsville leaders, schools, elected officials, military, educators & families. Special music.

Wood Financial Group will hold a free Social Security workshop for those who have recently started recieving SSI benefits or will soon do so. Learn how to maximize benefits, more about advanced claiming strategies, the new SS landscape created by recent changes in the program and much more. Workshop begins at 6 p.m. at Union University, 205 Indian Lake Blvd. in Hendersonville. Call 615-826-5749 or visit for more details.

Key to the City members will host its May meeting/program at Bluegrass Country Club. Social time starts at 11:00 followed by a buffet luncheon at 11:30. Luncheon cost is $19/without a reservation it is $22. For information/reservations call Pam at 615-417-7643. Guests are welcome to come and learn about the KEY and their service work and fun activities. A short business meeting will be followed by “The Paint Lady.”

Friday, May 6-Sunday, May 8

The Bledsoe's Lick Historical Association will host the 9th Annual Bledsoe's Fort Colonial Fair. Colonial music & entertainment, food, demonstrating craftsmen, merchants, shooting matches and longhunter camps. Adult admission / $5 and children ages 6-12 /$3, children 5 and under free. Hours: Friday, May 6, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m-3 p.m.

Friday, May 6

Board Game Day at the Portland Public Library, 301 Portland Blvd., Portland, 1-3 p.m. Games and refreshments. 615-325-2279.

Hendersonville High School's Musical Theatre Department is presenting Nights on Broadway: a Musical Revue, featuring the casts' favorite scenes, songs, and dance. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Morningside of Gallatin, 1085 Hartsville Pike, will host a Spagetti Supper and Silent Auction benefitting Tennessee Senior Stars softball team from 5:30-7 p.m.. The team is hoping to raise $14,000 to cover travel expenses this season. Tickets are $8 per person. Dine-in and take-out available. Call 615-230-5600 for ticket and details.

Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a dance party at at Fairvue Country Club. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $70 and include. heavy hors d'oeurvres and an open bar with beer and wine. Partygoers should dress in attire from their favorite decade. Contact the chamber at 615-824-2818 to purchase tickets.

Saturday, May 7

A babysitting course is available for 10 -14 year olds at the Sumner County YMCA on May 7. Class will meet from 12-4:30 p.m. CPR, choking and first aid will be covered as well as games and emergency procedures. Class size is limited. Register online at For information email Marlene at

Portland Geneology Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Portland Public Library, 301 Portland Blvd., Portland, 615-325-2279. We will share information that will help you do better family research. This is a free event.

The Veterans Food Pantry, VFW Post 9851 at 73 R New Shackle Island Rd. in Hendersonville provides food to all needy veterans and their families in Sumner County. The Food Pantry is open Saturdays from 8 -10 a.m and sponsored by VFW Post 9851 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 240. For information call 615-824-9851.

The Run for Rose Mont” –a Kentucky Derby Party and fund-raising event, will be held at Historic Rose Mont, 810 S Water Avenue in Gallatin on Saturday, May 7 from 4-7 p.m. The party, which will feature a live bluegrass band, more than 30 prizes, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and mint juleps, and a silent auction, will celebrate and pay homage to the Sumner County horse-racing heritage of which Josephus Conn Guild, the builder of the home in 1842 was an avid and active participant.  Space is limited for this event, which will be held rain or shine. The cost for entry is a $50 tax-deductible contribution. For tickets and information call or

Singer-songwriter-pianist Brauninger, will perform at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Barefoot Charlie’s, 125 Sanders Ferry Road., Hendersonville

Portland will hold its third annual Bike Rodeo and Health Safety Day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  at Richland Park. The event includes free rider safety courses, bike giveaways, safety inspections and more. A Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter and safety vehicles from Sumner EMA/EMS will be on hand. The event is presented by Portland Public Safety Department and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office.

Sunday, May 8

Mother’s Day Child dedication at Grace Church’s Gallatin Campus, 901 Long Hollow Pike, at 9 a.m. Hendersonville campus at 10 a.m., Regal Theater at Streets of Indian Lake. Open to anyone from the community. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, May 5. Sign up at or A family picture will be made for each family participating.

Article Courtesy of: Gallatin News Examiner9:09 a.m. CDT May 2, 2016