Happenings in Aug. 5, 2021, edition | Local Entertainment

Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in Decherd and Winchester. NA meetings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Decherd United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St., Decherd. AA meetings are Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 100 S. Jefferson St., Winchester. For more information on AA, call 866-641-9190, or for NA, 866-801-6621.

The Old Jail Museum, 400 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester, is open for touring Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Volunteers are needed. Call Kathy Howse at 931-967-3410.

The Franklin County Farmers Market, Dinah Shore Boulevard, Winchester, opens each Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. Shop for local eggs, meats, vegetables, plants, arts, crafts, baked goods and much more.

Sewanee Gardeners’ Market opens each Saturday from 8-10 a.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Hawkins Lane in Sewanee. Local produce, baked goods, meats and plants will be available from local producers.

Ongoing events at the Franklin County Library, 105 S. Porter St., Winchester include: Chess Club on Tuesdays from 3:15-5:45 p.m.; Storytime with Ms. Dana on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; STREAM activities on Wednesdays at 3 p.m.; Live book chat with Renae on Fridays at 8:30 a.m.; Turn the Page book club for ages 13-19 every first Monday at 4 p.m. with Olivia; and Tales and Tails summer reading continues for adults and kids. For information, call 931-967-3706 or visit FranklinCountyLibrary.org.

The Legal Aid Society will present a seminar at the Franklin County Senior Center today at 10 a.m. featuring Solomon Hayes. All are welcome.

 Making a Difference Suicide Awareness Movement (MAD SAM) will hold a huge yard sale today through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Rain, 626 Bennett Cemetery Road, Decherd. Info, 931-308-3371.

Animal Harbor’s annual bone drop will be held Saturday at noon at the shelter, 56 Nor-Nan Road, Winchester. Buy a bone for $100 for a chance to win: first prize, $3,000; second, $1,500; or third, $500. Bones are dropped from a lift onto a target below with the three bones landing closest to the center winning prizes. Prize money will be rewarded contingent upon selling 150 bones. Drop off payment (cash or check only) and signup form for bones at the Harbor, 56 Nor-Nan Road, Winchester, or mail payment to Animal Harbor, P.O. Box 187, Winchester, TN 37398. Find signup forms at www.animalharbor.org. For more info. call the shelter at 931-967-4472 or email executivedirector@animalharbor.org. You do not have to be present on Aug. 7 to win.

New members are always welcome to join in the Bookies Book Club. The next meeting is Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. at Franklin County Library, 105 S. Porter St., Winchester. The book for August is “American Dirt;” September, “Midnight at the Blackbird Café;” and October, “In the Valley.”

Democratic Party reorganization convention

The Franklin County Democratic Party biennial reorganization convention to elect new leaders is Aug. 21. Doors open for registration at 10:30 a.m. at the Franklin County Annex Large Conference Room on Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester. Local Democrats will elect a chair, three vice chairs, a secretary, a treasurer and the executive committee members from all voting districts of the county for a two-year term. All Democrats who are residents of Franklin County and who are registered voters are urged to attend to discuss the party’s agenda and events for 2021-2022. The voting delegation will also adopt county party bylaws and elect new leadership. For information, contact Bob Zimmerman, FCDP chair, at 931-308-7202.

Back to School Splash Boat Parade

The City of Winchester invites everyone to their Back to School Splash Boat Parade Aug. 21 starting at 5 p.m. at Tims Ford Bass Club in Winchester City Park. The parade will end around 6:30 p.m. with a concert at the Red Roof Pavilion. The theme is “Show your Football Spirit.” Prizes will be awarded for best decorated in personal watercraft, fishing boats, cruisers, pontoons and deck boats, wake boats, houseboats and yachts. For information, call Jayson Davis, 931-691-0629.

Wayne Parks from Tennessee’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program will present a Medicare seminar Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center. All are welcome.

Bonnie Walker will present a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program seminar Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Senior Center. All are welcome.

The Franklin County Senior Center will hold an ice cream social to celebrate their member’s August birthdays and anniversaries on Aug. 26 at noon. All members are welcome.

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host a poker run on Tims Ford Lake Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per hand. Participants collect cards from the following marinas: Twin Creeks Marina, Holiday Landing Marina, Tims Ford Marina and Tims Ford Bass Club to complete a five-card poker hand with a $500 cash payout for the best hand and also a worst-hand prize. Each hand includes a raffle ticket to win door prizes. Register at 9:30 a.m. at any of the marinas. Hands must be turned in by 2 p.m. at Tims Ford Bass Club. Info, 931-967-6788 or info@franklincountychamber.com.

F.C. Chamber Business Expo & Marketplace

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo and Marketplace will be held Sept. 2 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at 188 Pavilion Way, Southern Middle TN Pavilion (F.C. Fairground), Winchester. Enjoy three hours of networking as well as a chance to win door prizes. Cost is $5 with children 12 and under free. Call 931-967-6788 to purchase tickets (or a business booth) or visit www.franklincountychamber.com.  

 The Multi-County Cancer Support Network’s annual walk-a-thon to raise money to help support area cancer patients is set for Sept. 10 at the old football stadium on Dinah Shore Boulevard in Winchester. To get involved, please visit mccsn.org or call 931-967-0904 or email mccsn501@att.net. The office is located at 501 W. Broad St., Decherd. MCCSN is a not-for-profit organization formed to help relieve the everyday crises of families touched by cancer in Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Lincoln, Grundy, Marion, Warren, and Bedford counties.

The Pack the Park Car Club’s 10th semi-annual show is Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John L. Sanders Babe Ruth Park, 117 College St., Decherd. The theme is “First Responders Appreciation and Celebration” honoring the Decherd Public Safety Department. For information about the show or to be a vendor, contact Norman Sons, 931-308-6977, or Wesley Elliott, 931-588-7546.

Fall/Christmas Craft Fair

The Franklin County Senior Citizens Center will host its annual Fall/Christmas Craft Fair Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Franklin County Annex building community room and lobby, 851 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester. Snacks, soups and drinks will be available while shopping. Crafters are welcome to register now for a space for $40. Call 931-967-9853 or email fcdirector@fcsc.comcastbiz.net.