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Shady Grove Baptist Church, located on 4976 Shady Grove Road, is having its Homecoming at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by singing by The Calvary Trio and the Mel-O-Tones.


The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of McMinnville Housing Authority will be held at the Rebel Hill Community Room at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.


The next Oster lunch will be at Medley’s Diner at 11 a.m. Please contact Linda at 668-2131 with how many will be in attendance. Leave a message if no answer.

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at Caney Fork Electric Auditorium, 920 Smithville Highway.


Midway Head Start is accepting applications for 2018-19 school year for children ages 3-5 including children with disabilities. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Midway Head Start at 686-2098.


Campaign Church of God is having a monthly gospel singing at the McMinnville Bojangles’ restaurant. Singing begins at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

LBJ&C Head Start is accepting applications to provide free, comprehensive child development services to children ages 3-5. Register for the 2018-19 school year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Brookside Head Start at 668-7043.


A kayak fishing tournament will take place at Smooth Rapids with registration from 5 to 6 a.m. It is a catch and release tournament with two divisions. Lunch will be provided after the tournament and an Orion cooler will be auctioned off by silent auction. For more information, call 931-409-0804.

First Baptist Church is holding Priscilla Shirer Live Simulcast from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets with lunch are $15, or $10 without lunch. Childcare is provided with $3 per child registration. Call 473-4416 for more information.

East End Church of Christ is having its 18th annual Ladies Day at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the guest speakers are Hannah Giselbach and Cindy Colley. Lunch will be provided.


The McMinnville Independent Baptist Church is having a revival meeting May 2-6 at 7 p.m. The McGilliards ministry team will be there to sing and preach.

The 8th annual Valley Fest will be May 5- 6 in Dunlap. Daily admission for adults is $8 and $2 for children. There will be a car show, children’s activities, a 5K and 10K and more. For more information, call 423-949-7608.

Decoration Day at Charles Creek Cemetery will be Sunday, May 6 and all contributions will go to the care and upkeep of the cemetery.

Homecoming at Ivy Bluff United Methodist Church, 8597 Ivy Bluff Road, will be Sunday, May 6 at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided at noon and there will be special guest singers.

Fairview CIC is having a benefit supper May 5 at 5 p.m. with all proceeds going toward building repairs. The menu is meatloaf or chicken strips with mashed potatoes, pinto beans, cooked cabbage, macaroni and cheese, cornbread or roll, dessert and drinks. Music will be provided by Southern Breeze. For adults, the cost is $7. For children under 6, the cost is $5.