Hardeman County Community Calendar

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 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 Bolivar Hardeman County Branch of the NAACP would like to invite all Candidates as well as the public to a Meet the Candidate Reception on Friday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bolivar Municipal Center, 211 N. Washington St.

The Annual Ruritan Pancake Breakfast is on April 7 from 8-11 a.m. at the John Wilder Community Center in Grand Junction. Pancake plates are $7, Omelet plates are $8, and children’s plates are $5 for kids 12 and under.

Ramer Baptist Church will have a clothing give-a-way on April 7 from 8-11 a.m.

Shandy Baptist Church located at 20450 Highway 18 N, Bolivar is having a Spring Cleaning Churchwide Yard Sale this Saturday, April 7. (Rain Date is April 14)

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.

New Hope Baptist Church in Slayden, MS will have Homecoming Sunday, April 9. Service begins 11 a.m., lunch at noon and Serving Heart performing at 1 p.m. For more information call Bro. Boyce Wilson at 901-496-2003.

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 p.m.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and WRAP will have a program at the Bolivar-Hardeman County Library on April 10 at 12:30 p.m. to help end violence, change lives, and give hope to those who are affected. Call WRAP Advocate, Caleb Vivio at 225-5649 for more information.

The TN Genealogical Society will have a book lecture on April 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center 7771 Poplar Pike. Call 901-754-4300 to register and for more information.

The HC Election Commission will have early voting April 11-26, M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at the HC Election Commission 106 S. Porter St. For more information, call 658-4751.

Porters Creek Baptist Church will have a Youth Revival on April 13-14. Friday night, April 13 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Meal is provided on Saturday afternoon. Loads of activities along with worship and music. Come and join the worship!

The TN Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of April 13 from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on State Route 57 at 22.2 mm in Hardeman County. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired.

Whiteville Food Bank will have a Sunday Best Singers Fundraiser on Saturday, April 14 at Whiteville Elementary School. A $5 admission charge will benefit the food bank. A prize will be given to the winner.

Union Springs MB Church will host Bible Bowl VII on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Pressing Towards the Mark. All are invited to participate.

Outdoor Gospel Singing will be held at the Bolivar Farmers Market on April 14 at 7pm and is sponsored by the churches of Christ in Hardeman County. Bring a lawn chair.

Revival at Porters Creek Baptist Church April 16 through April 20 with Evangelist Bro. Lane Finley with special music each night. Bro. Jeremy Burnette and congregation invite you to come out and worship!

The Olive Branch Genealogy Club will meet Wednesday, April 18, from 12 to 2 p.m., at the Olive Branch, MS Library, 6619 Hwy 305 N. (Cockrum Rd.). Kathryn Graehl will speak on “What to do with DNA Results”. The club collects no dues and all in the Memphis metro area are welcome. Meetings are on 3rd Wednesdays of each month except December.

The Bolivar-Hardeman County Library will have their 2nd Annual BBQ Fundraiser and Live Auction with auctioneer, Jody Jackson on April 19 at 6pm at Falcon Ridge Farm north of Bolivar on Highway 18

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

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.

The Bolivar Farmers Market will have their first day of business for the season on April 28 at 7:00 a.m., with their regulars, some new vendors, and the Hardeman County Master Gardeners will be there as well with their annual plant sale. The Farmers Market will be open each Saturday and Tuesday from 7am-3pm through October. Call Market Manager Mike Malone at 659-1521 for more information and to participate. The Bolivar Farmers Market is part of PickTennessee Products.

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 their 44th Heritage Tour on May 5 and 6 and featuring The Pillars which is celebrating its 190th Anniversary, The Columns, The McNeal Place, historic St. James Church, Bolivar Presbyterian Church, Polk

Cemetery with performing docents, also Arts in the Alley and a special fundraising 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 Middleton Library has Story Time each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and 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 Library is now an RSVP Volunteer Station.Hardeman County will receive credit for the volunteer hours to be used in case of disaster where FEMA must be called in and will offset the dollar amount the 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 GJ Library at 731-764-2716 or gjlibrary103@gmail.com.

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

The Bolivar Police Department is partnering with the TN Highway Safety Office for its fifth annual Seatbelts are for Everyone campaign 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 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. 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