Mobile Food Pantry returns to Fairview Middle this Saturday

GraceWorks’ Mobile Food Pantry will return to Fairview this Saturday, July 17 starting at 8 a.m . The free food distribution will take place at Fairview Middle School, located at 7200 Cumberland Drive. Recipients should be in line by 9 a.m. There will be 20,000 pounds of food given to those in line. There will also be some school supplies available for families in need. Chrysalis Dental will be on site to provide information on their low-cost dental services. If the weather is good, some local stylists will be offering free children’s haircuts. This is the last mobile food pantry before school starts, so GraceWorks and Second Harvest Food Bank are trying to fill pantries and love on families as they focus on back-to-school needs. Last month, the mobile food pantry served over 140 households with the help of dedicated volunteers.

Fairview High School Class of 1971 planning 50th Class Reunion

The Fairview High School Class of 1971 is excited to announce plans for their 50th Class Reunion to be held on Saturday, August 14 from 6:00 — 8:30 p.m. at Colton’s Steakhouse & Grill in Dickson. For more information, you can contact Danielle Hughes McGee by email at danimac1@yahoo.com. If you know any Class of ’71 classmates, you are encouraged to share this information with them.

City Commission meeting Thursday night at City Hall

The Fairview Board of Commissioners’ next meeting is Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at city hall. Meeting agendas can be accessed at https://www.fairview-tn.org/category/meeting-agenda-posts/. Masks are no longer required.

Fairview Arts Council Watermelon Paint & Pour this Sunday

Enjoy an afternoon at the spacious Fairview Art Council with friends painting a fun 12”x24” watermelon piece. With $30 class fee, all supplies will be furnished. All you need to bring are your girlfriends, drink and snacks, if you would like. Your canvas will already be sketched and ready to paint, unless you want to draw your own. There will be step-by-step instructions. Secure your spot with payment made through Venmo, PayPal or credit card. Venmo: @Terrie-Starkey, PayPal email: tstarkey9022@gmail.com. Contact Terrie Starkey on Facebook or search “Watermelon Paint&Pour – Fairview” for details. The Fairview Arts Council is located at 1696 Fairview Blvd., Suite 100 in Fairview.

Music City Fastpitch Women’s Softball League coming to Fairview

Under new management, the board is committed to ensuring a great season and will be kicking off the league in Fairview with plans to expand to Nashville in the near future. Registration ends August 9 and the $100 fee includes a dri-fit t-shirt. The fall season runs from August 15 – September 29 in Fairviwe. Sign Up information can be found at www.mcwomensfastpitch.com. For questions regarding the league, email mcwfastpitch@gmail.com.

WCSO Free Handgun Shooting and Safety Class Set for August

The free handgun shooting and safety class at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office begins Tuesday, August 3. The class is designed for people who are new to handgun shooting or just want to learn more about it. The class is three weeks long, meeting Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the two middle Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday classes are held at the WCSO gun range where you will practice what you learn in the classroom. The classroom and range are located at the John I. Easley Criminal Justice Center at 408 Century Court in Franklin. For more information and to register for the class, visit www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

Timberland Nature Park offers fun outdoor nature programs

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) has a variety of nature programs planned at Timberland Park. All programs are open to the public and free of charge. Program participation is limited to meet social distancing requirements. A maximum of twelve (12) individuals will be allowed for each event. Pre-registration is required.

• Sunday, July 18 – 8:30 a.m. – 3 Mile Guided Hike – Registration #: 20956

• Friday, July 23 – 7:30 p.m. – Night Hike – Registration #: 20957

• Friday, July 30 – 3:00 p.m. – 10 Essentials & Paracord Keychain – Registration #: 20995

For more information and to register, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. Timberland Park is located at mile marker 437.2 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Summer Reading Program at the Fairview Public Library

The Fairview Public Library Summer Reading Program is designed to promote reading when school is out and runs through August 7. Parents can sign up their child online at WilliamsonCounty.Beanstack.org. Young readers must be signed up to be eligible for prizes and rewards. Call or visit the library for more information. Here is a list of upcoming Summer Reading Events:

Paint Your Own Bird House Craft — July 14 at 11 am

Jacob Johnson — July 20 at 2 pm

READing PAWS — July 24 at 11 am

WCPR offering new senior activities at Fairview Recreation Center

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) hosts a variety of programs for seniors of all ages and activity levels including art, fitness, nature and sport programs. Senior lounge hours continue at Fairview Recreation Center; plus, monthly bingo events and movie matinees; art studio sessions; yarn club; dulcimer dandies; Wii bowling and more is offered across the county. Advanced registration is required for the majority of activities. To register, visit www.wcparksandrec.com and click on the “Seniors” tab or call Carrie Cartwright Olson 615-786-0186, ext. 2519.

Fairview Farmers Market now open Wednesday afternoons, Saturdays

The Fairview Farmers Market, held at the Fairview Recreation Center parking lot on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, is now expanding their hours to Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The new hours offer shoppers a chance to browse the market midweek and after normal work hours. Anyone can participate in selling homegrown or handmade goods at the market.

State of the County address, luncheon scheduled for July 28

Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson will deliver this year’s annual State of the County address on Wednesday, July 28 at Williamson, Inc.’s Business Luncheon, presented by Williamson Medical Center. Networking will begin at 11 a.m. with the program starting at noon at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. See more on page A1 or visit www.williamsonchamber.com.

The View CRC selling bottled water to raise playground funds

The View Community Resource Coalition (CRC) is selling Tennessee Sippin’ Water™ to raise funds for the Bowie Park Treehouse Playground Build Project. You may purchase Tennessee Sippin’ Water™ at the following businesses: Anytime Fitness, Apex Bank, Caspian Hills Apts, Fairview Market, Farmers Co-op, Goin’ Postal and Hairapy. Order by e-mailing info@theviewcrc.org, or call 615-266-2491. Free delivery in the Fairview community.

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