Hardeman County Community Calendar

The Hardeman County Community Health Center will have an Open House to showcase the center and services along with a farewell reception for Dr. Rahaman Suara. On Thursday, June 14 from Noon to 1 p.m. Drop in for refreshments and free health screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

An Evening with Jeff Bates will be at the Bolivar Downtown Amphitheatre on June 15. Opening for Bates will be special guests Tim Warren and Michael Wiggns at 7:00 p.m., with Bates scheduled to take the stage around 8:00. Souvenir tickets are $10 and are on sale at WMOD Radio, The Bank of Hardeman County, The Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce, and will be sold at the gate. This concert will also serve as a fundraiser for the Hardeman County Music Commission who have been bringing free concerts every Friday night to Music on the Square from May through October since 2008, made possible by the Bolivar Downtown Development Corporation.

The Bolivar Farmers Market is open each Tuesday and Saturday at 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call Market Manager Mike Malone at 659-1521 for more information and to participate. The Bolivar Farmers Market is part of PickTennessee Products.

The Hardeman County Republican Party will have a meet the candidate on Saturday, June 16 at the Middleton Community Center from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Bolivar-Hardeman County Library will have Movie Night on the Square, Saturday, June 16 and will feature Paddington 2 at 7:45 p.m. See their full activities list on their Facebook, Instagram, or twitter pages.

Brints Chapel Baptist Church in Middleton Vacation Bible School will be held June 18-22.

New Bethel Baptist Church in Middleton will have Homecoming on Sunday, June 17 at 10 a.m. Worship service at 11:00 led by Bro. John Kirk with a special guest singer. Potluck meal will follow at noon and more singing will follow meal.

Toone Baptist Church will have their Game On VBS June 18-20 at 6 each evening. All children are invited to attend.

The Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held on June 23 at the Bolivar Downtown Amphitheatre at 3:00 p.m.

The Hardeman County APTA will have their annual membership drive with BBQ and Silent Auction on Saturday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m. at The Pillars, 322 S. Washington St., Bolivar. If you are interested in saving the historical properties, please attend. For more information contact president Ken Savage at 518-7148.

Lifeline Blood Services will be at the Middleton Community Center on June 29 from 1-5 p.m. Register online at lifelinebloodserv.org. Please remember your photo ID.

Hickory Valley’s Annual 4th of July Picnic and Parade will be held Wednesday July 4. Register and line up for the parade at 10:30 at the Hickory Valley Gin. Be creative, decorate yourself, a tractor, Motorcycle, Bicycle, wagon or build a float. Parade starts at 11:00. Picnic at City Hall will follow the parade. Bring a lawn chair and a dish to share with your neighbors. The town of Hickory Valley provides hot dogs with all the fixings, lemonade and iced tea. Come and join us at Hickory Valley City Hall,7115 Rt. 18 South.

The Hardeman County Mayoral and Sheriff Debate will be on July 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the BCHS auditorium. All other candidates are invited to address the audience before the debate. It will be broadcast live on WMOD and on County Journal Television and is brought to you by WMOD, the County Journal Incorporated and the Hardeman County Branch of the NAACP.

DayShore camp at Bolivar First United Methodist Church July 16-20 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Ages 5-11 years old. Cost is $75 (includes breakfast, lunch and snacks). Don’t Miss Out on an amazing Christ-centered week filled with silly games, fun songs, unique worship and tons of exciting activities! Lakeshore is partnering with our community again this year for Dayshore Day Camp. We provide activities such as archery, art & crafts, Gagaball & Basketball, Christ-centered lessons, Daily group worship and so much more. Registration form available online at www.bolivarfirstumc.org.

The Grand Junction Public Library is looking for veteran pictures to add to their history display. Take your photos by the library and have them scanned along with any other interesting historical documents. The Library will have a Math Tournament and Kids Play Games will be from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on June 14. On Saturday, June 16, they will host a Father-Kids Crafts from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and June 22 is Family Game/Movie Night will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. They offer GED (HiSET) Prep Classes and pretests. 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 Middleton Library will have Awards Day on Friday, June 29 at the library at 11:00 a.m. They have openings for their free Basic Computer classes and STEM Classes. Call Director Cindy Scott at 376-0680 for more information and to sign up.

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. 658-2887.

The Selmer Senior Center invites you to Ride the Rails West Virginia, a “wild and wonderful excursion!” October 15-19, 2018. $679.00 per person double occupancy. $100 deposit is due by July 5. For more information and reservations, please call Rowena at Selmer Senior Center, 731-645-7843.

Students who are currently using the TN Promise Scholarship are hereby reminded of the deadlines to submit community service hours for each term. Deadlines are as follows: Fall semester- July 1st, Spring semester- December 1st, Summer session- April 1st, this includes TCAT students. Eight community service hours must be submitted each term to stay eligible. If you have any questions, contact Dixie Spencer at dspencer@swtdd.org.

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.

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.

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