Hardeman County Community Calendar

The Hardeman County Rescue Squad is having their Annual Boston Butt Fundraiser. Tickets are on sale now for $35 from any HC Rescue Squad member or call 609-8382. Butts can be picked up on March 31 at Walmart from 8:30-11 a.m. Rescue squad members are all volunteer and monies raised go for training and equipment.

The Grand Junction Library is now an RSVP Volunteer Station. The county gets credit for the volunteer hours to be used in case of disaster where FEMA must be called in. The volunteer credit offsets the amount that Hardeman County would be responsible for paying. To learn more about RSVP and to become a volunteer, contact Pamela Carroll, Volunteer Coordinator at 731-632-0304 or pcarroll.rsvp@centruytel.net or Wanza Taylor at the Bobby Martindale Memorial Library in Grand Junction at 731-764-2716 or gjlibrary103@gmail.com.

The Bolivar-HC Library will feature Moana for Family Movie Night on March 16. Check out their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages for their Spring Break Activities and new March calendar. There’s always something going on at the Bolivar-Hardeman County Library.

The Middleton Library is in need donations of candy and plastic eggs. The library has Story Time each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., and A Free Adult Rock Painting Class (donations are appreciated), on March 16 at 10 a.m., Family Movie Night on March 23 at 6:00 p.m. featuring Ferdinand, with concessions available and you can wear your pjs; a Library Easter Egg Hunt on March 24 at 10 a.m., rain or shine; and the library has openings for their Basic Computer classes and STEM Classes. Call Director Cindy Scott at 376-0680 for more information and to sign up.

The Grand Junction Public Library offers GED (HiSET) Prep Classes and pretests. People can come to the GJ Public Library any time they are open to enroll and take the pretests. For more information call 764-2716.

Shandy Baptist Church will have a Revival at their location at 20450 Highway 18 N of Bolivar on March 16 and 17 each evening at 7 and at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. Brother Randy Smith, from Forty Forks Baptist Church in Bethel Springs will be leading the services. All are invited and welcome to attend Revival.

Celebrate St. Patty’s at the NED this year with the Skeleton Krew who won the 2017 West TN Music Award and Backroad Therapy! Tickets are only $10, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. on March 17. Only 400 tickets available. Get tickets at Eventbright.com or at the door. 

Hardeman Adoptable Animals will be hosting Saint Pawdy’s dinner at the HC Golf and Country on Saturday, March 17. Take out available. Contact a volunteer or their facebook page.

New Hope Baptist Church on Valentine Road in Slayden, MS will have a Brotherhood Breakfast on March 17 at 9:00 a.m. Barry Owens will be the speaker. All are invited to please attend, dine, and hear Mr.& Mrs. Owens’ inspirational message. Call Bro. Boyce Wilson at 901-496-2003 for more information.

The Warriors Center, a men’s faith based residential abuse treatment center will be announced at Bolivar City Hall on March 19 at 6:00 p.m. All are invited to support. Call 435-4722 for more information.

The Grand Junction Library will have a Beginning Genealogy Classes Part 1 with Janette Tigner on March 19 and 26 from 1:00 p.m. Call 764-2716 if you would like to research your ancestors.

Gardening Classes 101 will be taught at the Grand Junction Library March 20-21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. each day. Classes are free and taught by Lee Sammons UT Extension Agent. Contact Wanza Taylor 732-1051 at Grand Junction Library to register.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church at 278 Preston St., in Jackson will celebrate their 36th Male Chorus Anniversary on March 18 at 2:00 p.m. Various male choruses from the city and county will be special guests. On March 24, St. James will sponsor their 9th The Taste of St. James where men will do the cooking for the meal that will be in Homer Gatlin’s Fellowship Hall at the church at 4:00 p.m. To get signed up, see any of the men at the church to give them a $5 donation for the meal. The public in invited and for more information on either event, call 868-1516.

The Hardeman County UT Extension Service will have a Women Only Pink and Teal Event at the First United Methodist Church in Bolivar on March 20 from 5-7 p.m. in the Activities Building with guest speakers including Charlotee Campbell, entertainment, exhibits, finger foods, door prizes, and more! This event is free for all to attend. For more information, call Katie Dees at 658-2421

The City of Bolivar and the Parks & Recreation Dept. will have an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under at Pleasant Run Creek Park on Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m. For more, call Bolivar City Hall at 658-2020.

Chickasaw State Park will host a FREE Ranger Led Spring Hike on March 24 from 1-2 p.m. Meet at Brewer’s Cabin near the park restaurant for this beginner trail that features a diversity of plant life and birding opportunities. For more information, call Ranger Settle at 989-5141 or visit Chickasaw State Park.

Silerton Baptist Church is sponsoring a free faith-based estate planning seminar Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  The speaker for the potluck will be Bill Gruenewald, president of the Tennessee Baptist Foundation.   Bring a dish and a friend for useful information.

Hebron Baptist Church will have revival with Bro. David Shepard starting Sunday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m., and March 26-28 at 7:00 p.m.

Are you prepared for an emergency or disaster? Be ready! An Emergency Preparedness Class for ages 16+ is offered at the Grand Junction Public Library on April 3 and 5 at 6:00 p.m. Call Wanza Taylor at the library at 764-2716 for additional information. The presenter will be David Vinyard.

The Middleton School Reunion will be at the Middleton Community Center on April 7 at 10:00 a.m. The reunion is open to all who have attended Middleton High School. A BBQ or chicken meal from Richard’s BBQ with all the fixins is offered for $10 and will be served at noon. Make checks payable to Middleton School Reunion, PO Box 797, Middleton, TN 38052. Call 376-8430 for more information.

Bolivar General Hospital hosts an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group on the second Monday of each month (April 9) at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria just in time for supper. For more details, call Sara Skinner at 659-0216 before 4:00 An Outdoor Gospel Singing will be held at the Bolivar Farmers Market on April 14 at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the churches of Christ in Hardeman County. Bring a lawn chair.

Blue Mountain College will have their Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, April 20 in the Modena Lowrey Berry Auditorium.

TCAT in Whiteville will have an Open Flea Market on April 27 & 28. They are looking for vendors of all types. 10 x 16 spaces are $25. Call Summer McClain 254-8521. All proceeds will benefit the Skills USA Team.

Bolivar Elementary will have their Spring Carnival with carnival rides, food trucks, and Games on May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Hardeman County Chapter of the APTA will present the Historic Heritage Tour on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 and will feature The Pillars which is celebrating its 190th Anniversary, The Columns, The McNeal Place, historic St. James Church, Arts in the Alley and a special Saturday luncheon at Ingram Hall. Tickets can be purchased at On the Square Gallery and Gifts or from any APTA member. For more information call 518-7148.

Swing into Spring Music Festival with Crafts on the Corner featuring Hardeman County artisans on Saturday, May 5 on Courthouse Square in Bolivar. Booths are available for $30 and vendor forms can be obtained by calling 658-6554. The Swing into Spring Festival will feature live music, food and much more

The Bolivar Police Dept. is partnering with the TN Highway Safety Office for its fifth annual Seatbelts are for Everyone campaign that begins February 1 through August 1. In TN, a disproportionate percentage of unrestrained fatalities tend to occur between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m., and fifty percent of Tennessee’s fatalities are unbelted. Buckle up, it saves lives, and it’s the law. For more information, visit tntrafficsafety.com.

Hardeman County is gearing up for Relay for Life 2018 need relay teams and new sponsorships. If you would like to be a sponsor for Hardeman Co.’s Relay, please contact your ACS representative at Elizabeth.stokes@cancer.org or 731-512-5003.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is remining citizens of the online burn permit system, that is free, fast and simple at BurnSafeTN.org or at Bolivar City Hall. Call 658-2020.

The Bolivar Senior Center has BINGO every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call Director Peggy Adelman for information on what’s happening at the Senior Center this month. 658-2887.

AA Meeting on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. at Parrans Chapel, 9390 Old Highway 64 in Bolivar. Contact Dianne S at 694-3161.

Bolivar AA Meetings Mondays and Fridays 8:00-9:00 p.m., FUMC in Bolivar. Call 609-9679.

Middleton AA Group meets every Thursday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Main St., in Middleton. Call 609-9697 for details.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Pastor Algie Jarrett at 255 Burnette Mills Rd., in Bolivar welcomes all to be a part of Sunday night services on the first Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

The Hardeman County Exchange Club/Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is a program that can help if you suspect child abuse call the Hardeman County office at 659-2373 or the 24-hour hotline at 1-877-237-0004. Your call will be kept confidential.

The Bipolar/Depression Support Group will meet each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Horizons Peer Support Center on 428 Market Street in Bolivar. For more information, call Shirley Kelley at 609-9318.

You can keep up to date with Community Events by checking the Chamber of Commerce website at hardemancountytn.com