Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church

Revival is in progress at the Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church. Nightly services will be conducted by Pastor Mike Carver and helper Bro. Jerry Tuttle. Song leader is Jerry Brooks. Everyone is invited to attend.

Macon County Chamber Appreciation Lunch

The Chamber of Commerce appreciation lunch for existing industry will be held Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until food runs out-come early). It will be held at the Welcome Center. BBQ, slaw, beans desserts and drinks will be served. This lunch is for Macon County employers and employees. Please call 615-666-5885 to RSVP by 12 p.m. on Oct 17 or email mchamber@nctc.com with the number of people who will be attending.

Valley Ridge Mental Health open house

Valley Ridge Mental Health Center — located at 101 Bratton Ave. in Lafayette will be holding an open house for the public at its new location on Oct. 20. A variety of booths will be set up at the event, which will last from 1 — 4 p.m. Door prizes will be given as well. For more information, call Valley Ridge at 615-666-8070.

Lafayette Elementary Fall Festival

Fall festival for LES will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 at 401 Meador Dr., next to the football field. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., activities from 6-9 p.m. Food, haunted storytelling, face painting, games, prize walk, inflatables, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy and live silent auction. Many great items and tickets, too many to mention.

Fall Festival at Macon Christian Academy

Saturday, Oct 21, will be held at the school, 707 Warrior Lane, behind the old American Greetings Building. Games, Cake walk, Bouncy Houses, Silent Auction, Vendors setting up booths, Concessions, and Fun for the whole family. Everyone welcome!

Willette Christian Church Revival

Willette Christian Church is hosting a revival Oct. 22-27, 7 p.m. nightly. Everyone Invited.

Sycamore Valley Missionary Baptist Church

Bro. Sam Cornwell will preach at Sycamore Valley Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m.

Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church

Bro. Jim Carr will preach at Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

Union Missionary Baptist Church

There will be no services at Union on Sunday Oct. 22 in order to attend the revival at Meadorville.

Macon County Republican Women General Meeting

Macon County Republican Women MCRW General Meeting is Oct. 26. from 6-7 p.m. to be held in the Welcome Center, Macon County Chamber of Commerce Bldg @ 685 Hwy. 52 Bypass West, Lafayette, TN 37083. Please do make plans to stay for the Party meeting at 7pm. Hoping to have a presentation and discussion with Mr. Scott Golden, Chairman of the TN GOP. For questions or further information please contact MCRW President, Mrs. Lallie Douglas, at 404-695-7371. Email: lallie.douglas@gmail.com

Zombie Run

The 3rd annual MCHS and Macon County Chamber Zombie Run 5K Run/walk will begin Oct. 26 in the MCHS parking lot at 2550 Days Road, Lafayette. Trunk or Treat @ 5 p.m., “Fun Run” for kids 8 and under-Free @ 5:30 p.m., 5K Run/Walk 6 p.m. Questions on events call 615-666-4320 or 615-633-8196 or email bjwest@maconcountyschools.org; vpagan@maconcountyschools.org; dhaehl@citizens-bank.org.

Whats Cooking, Vanessa?

Vanessa Alers’ third cooking class will feature some of the most flavorful dishes from the Middle East.To be held at the Lafayette Methodist Church. On Thursday Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. 504 Bratton Ave. Call 615-688-3497 or 615-388-4929 to reserve a spot by Oct 24.

Westside Elementary School Fall Festival

The Annual Westside Fall Festival will be held on Oct. 28 from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be a raffle, a BBQ meal, a bouncy house, bingo and games for the kids, silent & live auctions, concession stand with sno-cones, cotton candy, popcorn, & cake walk. Watch the King and Queen, Prince & Princess Crowning. Bring family & friends for some Fall fun.

Halloween Dance

“Southern Image” will be at the Macon County Senior Center Oct. 28 from 7- 10 p.m. Door will open at 5:45. Conssession will begin at 6 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drink & dessert for $5.00 Costume contest for those who wish to participate. Admission $8, children 10 & under $5. All proceeds benefit the MC Senior Center. Call 615-666-3780 for more info.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, 400 Church St., will hold a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday Oct. 28 from 5-7p.m. in the back parking lot. Call 615-666-2003 for more info.

Child Health Fair

There will be a Children’s Health Fair held at the Macon County Health Dept. on Hwy 52 in Lafayette on Oct. 31 from 2-4 p.m. Snacks, games, costumes and educational information will be offered. For more info call 615-666-2142.

Macon County General Hospital Weight Watcher

Macon County General Hospital Weight Watcher series beginning Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. The free informational meeting will be on Oct. 18th at 11am located in the hospital conference room. New members cost is $139 for the 12 week series. For more information call 615-666-2147.

Red Boiling Springs School Fall Festival

The Fall festival for RBS elementary school will be held Nov. 4. Events planned are cakewalk, silent auction, live auction, games for the kids, and a concession stand. Call 615-699-2222.

Winding Stairs Park Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Winding Stairs Park will be holding a Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Westside Elementary School Fish Fry

The Westside Elementary School will have a Fish Fry on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. Includes fish, Hush puppies, slaw, baked potato or fries, drink and dessert. Adult plates are $10 and childrens plates are $5. All proceeds benefit Westside Elementary’s Fall Festival

Veterans to be honored by Macon Bank

Macon Bank and Trust will honor our Veterans Fri Nov. 10 at 8:30 am at the Sally Wells Bldg. Please RSVP by Monday Nov. 6 to 615-666-6448.

Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day Parade committee would like to encourage all the churches and businesses in our communities to participate in the parade Nov. 11. The theme this year is “God and Country.” We would like to hear from you. For more information call our Macon County Veterans Service Officer Doug Weston: Office: 615-666-4480 Mon,Tues, Wed. Home: 615-666-7297. Cell: 615-670-4693.

Vietnam Vets Dinner

The VFW Post 7135 and Auxiliary will host a “Welcome Home Vietnam Vets” dinner at the National Guard Armory in Lafayette on Nov. 11, 2017. Meeting time will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be at 6 p.m. This dinner is for Vietnam Vets and Spouse only. Please RSVP before Oct. 27 to Quinn Marlow 615-388-7751 or John Woods at 615-388-5275. Catering by Linda’s Cakes & Catering.

Food Drive

Macon Bank and Trust is accepting any canned goods or non-perishable items ongoing through Nov. 13 at any local MB&T branches. This drive is to help our families during this holiday season. Please help us serve those in our community who are in need.

Macon Helps Christmas Toys and Food Application Guidelines

Applications will be taken Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Contact Macon Helps 615-666-6607 for guideline information. Macon Helps Sponsors Santa’s Helpers. Food Boxes are from our food bank or other donating organizations.

Macon County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade

Entry forms are now being accepted for the “Christmas in Animation” Parade. You may pick up a form at the Chamber of Commerce located at 685 Hwy 52 Bypass West. Deadline to submit is Nov. 21. The parade will take place on Sat. Dec. 2 at 1p.m. For more information contact the Chamber at 615-666-5885

Bible Study

Lafayette Missionary Baptist has Bible study every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Bible Study

Oakdale General Baptist Church has started a Bible study on Sunday nights at 6 p.m.

Computer Classes Offered

Computer classes will be offered at the Public libraries beginning Oct. 9, thanks to the Technology Training Grant provided by the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and archives. At Macon County Public library, 311 Church Street Lafayette : R.E.A.D.S. Tues Oct. 24 from 4 — 5p.m. Computer Basics Oct. 12 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 9-11 a.m. Comp skills beyond basics Oct. 23 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 3:45-5:30 pm. Thurs. Oct 26 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 9- 11a.m. At the Red Boiling Springs library on 335 East Main St: R.E.A.D.S. Oct. 17 from 4:30-5:30p.m. Computer Basics 3:45-5:45 p.m. Oct. 19 and Sat Oct 21 9-11 a.m. Comp skills beyond basics: 3:45-5:45 p.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 4 9-11a.m. Call the Lafayette library at 615-666-4340 or Red Boiling Springs at 615-699-3701 for more info.

Food Program

Works In Progress announces participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program through USDA. Meals will be provided at no separate charge to eligible children served at 2430 Red Boiling Springs Road in Lafayette. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information call 615-388-3765.

Help For Drug Abuse

Narconon wants to educate families on the new escalated risk Fentanyl has added to opiate abuse. Fentanyl has been found to be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin and has a greatly increased chance of overdose. Learn more about the new dangers of opiate addiction and the details on Fentanyl by visiting narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/fentanyl-laced-heroin-worsening-overdose-crisis.html. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals at 1-800-431-1754.

Free GED/HiSet Classes

Start the new year off on the right track by earning your High School Equivalency Diploma free. Macon County Adult Education day and evening classes are available, contact or 615-666-2125 Ext. 121 for more details.

CPR and First Aid Classes offered

CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Macon County General Hospital. For more information contact 615-688-7907.

Free crochet classes

The Macon County Senior center is hosting crochet classes on Thursdays starting at 1 p.m. Sandra Williams will be the instructor. You must be 60 years old or older to participate. Participants must bring a skein of yarn and a size G hook.

Senior Citizens Center events

Oct. 19: Senior Expo 9-1; Silversneakers & Aging in Place (BP) at 10, Birthday dinner 11:30, Coley’s Bingo 12; Crochet Class 1 p.m..

Oct. 20: Wii Bowling 10, Lunch 11:30.

Oct. 23: MCGM (B/P) 10, Lunch 11:30, Connie Blackwell Bingo 12.

Oct,. 24: SilverSneakers 10 a.m. Lunch 11:30.

Oct. 25: Wii Bowling 9 a.m., Lunch 11:30.

Red Boiling Springs events

Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.The Sons of the Pioneers Benefit Concert — For over 75 years the Sons of the Pioneers have been proud to perform the music of the American West celebrating the West, its awesome landscape, its people, its culture and the American Cowboy. They introduced such greats as Tumbling Tumbleweed, Cool Water and Ghost Riders in the Sky. “Country western” artists may sing about pickup trucks or their girlfriends. Their songs are unabashed love songs to the West. That’s one of the things that make them different. The Sons of the Pioneers come to Red Boiling Springs with Cowboy and Western music at its best! Proceeds from the concert and dinner will benefit the Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum Fund. Tickets can be obtained by going to our website www.vision2020inc.com and clicking on calendar or contacting us by email: vision2020@nctc.com or phone 615-388-3046. The historic Donoho Hotel is also offering the traditional hotel supper of Country ham, fried chicken and all the fixin’s for $10. Dinner reservations are made by calling 615-699-3141. Limit to 100 persons.

Step Back in Time Activities

Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. Wood Sign Painting with Stencils Marla Flippin Davis from Handmade for You in Tennessee will be our instructor. Make you own custom wood sign to keep or gift using custom stencils. Board size will be 8”x 30.” Since these stencils will be custom made, your choice needs to be made by Oct. 19. Choices will be shown soon. If you want something else please message Marla through facebook or check out her website. Cost of the class will be $30. Call the shop at 615-699-1919 for further information, to sign up and to let us know which sign you wish to make.

Oct. 27th 6 pm. Gourd Painting with Shirley Davenport Just in time for Halloween! We will be painting “ghost gourds” under the direction of artist Shirley Davenport. All materials will be supplied and you will go home with a finished project. Cost of the class is $32. A $16 deposit is required for this class. Call 615-699-1919 for more information and to reserve your spot.