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Thursday, Oct. 8

Lebanon mayoral debate

Cumberland University, located at 1 Cumberland Square in Lebanon, will host a mayoral debate at 6 p.m. in Baird Chapel. Candidates Bernie Ash, Rick Bell, Rob Cesternino and John DeMoor are scheduled to participate. The event will be livestreamed on CU’s YouTube channel (search for Cumberland University on youtube.com). For more information, call Cumberland University at 615-444-2562.

Thursday, Oct. 8 — Friday, Oct. 9

MCCAA Food Giveaway

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency will host a food distribution at College Hills Church of Christ, located at 1401 Leeville Pike in Lebanon, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Eligibility will be determined on-site, and personal hygiene and cleaning supplies will also be available. For more information, call 615-444-4714.

Friday, Oct. 9

Encore Theatre Company’s “Veronica’s Room”

Encore Theatre Company, located at 6978 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet, will begin its run of “Veronica’s Room” with a showing at 7:30 p.m. Additional showings are scheduled for Oct. 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. For more information, call Encore Theatre Company at 615-598-8950 or visit encore -theatre-company.org.

Thursday, Oct. 15 — Friday, Oct. 16

Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center Spaghetti Days

The Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center will host its Spaghetti Days fundraiser. Delivery and pickup options will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on both days, with an additional pickup window between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and include spaghetti with meat sauce made from scratch, salad, bread and dessert. For tickets or more information, contact Valissa Saindon at 615-798-9114.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Lebanon Breakfast Rotary’s 8th Annual Fish Fry

Lebanon Breakfast Rotary will host its 8th annual Rotary Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Expo Center, located at 945 E. Baddour Parkway in Lebanon. Entry is $15, and takeout will be available. All proceeds from the event will go toward local causes such as Sherry’s Run, Wilson Books from Birth, the Empower Me Center and scholarships for local students to attend Cumberland University. For more information, contact Lebanon Breakfast Rotary at lebanonbreakfastrotary@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

12th Annual Golf Challenge for Wilson County Habitat for Humanity

Hermitage Golf Course, located at 3939 Old Hickory Blvd. in Old Hickory, will host the 12th Annual Golf Challenge benefitting Wilson County Habitat for Humanity. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the event will start at 1 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with contests, awards and prizes. For more information, contact Wilson County Habitat for Humanity Director Tory Tredway at 615-964-6594 or Hermitage Golf Course at 615-847-4001.

Friday, Oct. 23

Compassionate Hands Chili Cook-Off

Compassionate Hands will host a Chili Cook-Off from 5-7 p.m. at Lebanon First United Methodist Church, located at 415 W. Main St. Awards will be presented including Chili Champion, Non-Chili Champion, Best Mask Champion and Crowd Favorite. No tickets are required, but donations are accepted. Those interested in attending are asked to register online at https://www.facebook.com/events/2795452297411250. For more information, call Compassionate Hands at 615-784-9897.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Wilson County Black History Committee celebrates 25 years

The Wilson County Black History Committee will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 1-4 p.m. at the historic Pickett Chapel grounds, located at 209 E. Market St. in Lebanon. Donations are $25. For more information, call 615-360-8279 or visit www.pickettchapel.org.

Monday, Nov. 2

Goldwing Road Riders Association

The Goldwing Road Riders Association’s Lebanon chapter will meet at Shoney’s Restaurant on 814 S. Cumberland St. at 6 p.m. for a meal, followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. The group is open to all motorcycle makes and models, and anyone who enjoys riding them is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Andrew and Debbie Smith at 615-784-9772.

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