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The members of the Silver and Gold Band and their director Mike Chilcutt invite everyone to come and enjoy their first of two Christmas concerts at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 403 N. Spring Street. For more information, contact Chilcutt at 473-3856.


The Warren County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. at the Community Room of the Chamber of Commerce. Guest speaker will be McMinnville native Jackie Dunn Pope. A light meal will be provided.


Westwood Church of Christ will have its free clothing giveaway from 8 to 10 a.m. 


Gardens of Memory Cemetery is having a candlelight service. Candles will be lit from 4 to 5 p.m. with the service starting at 6 p.m. If it rains, the service will be rescheduled for Dec. 14. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

The fifth annual McMinnville Nativity Festival will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 562 Shangri La Lane. It features hundreds of nativities from around the world, live music, artwork depicting the life of Jesus Christ and family friendly activities. Additional hours are Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.


Warren County Toy Ride will leave Plaza Shopping Center at noon. This is a Christmas fundraiser for needy children in the community. All toys and money are donated to the Rescue Squad for its annual Toy Drive.

There will be pet pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Citizen’s Tri-County Bank, 101 W. Main Street from 9 a.m. to noon. A minimum of $5 donation is being asked as all proceeds go to HAWC’s spay/ neuter fund.



The Relative Caregiver Program will not hold support group meetings for the month of December. Meetings will resume in January. For more information, please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127. For housing assistance, please contact Myra Walker at 931-476-4120.

The Warren County Retired Teachers Association will have its Christmas get-together at the Webb House for a brunch at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. The program will be presented by Linda McCreary, who is a member of the NEA Retiree Board of Directors. Donations will be accepted for Meals on Wheels. Call Kerry Mullican at 474-1770 to RSVP by Dec. 10.

Covenant Academy invites everyone to have breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at 1079 Country Club Drive. Tickets are $20 per person and includes a photo with Santa, breakfast, reindeer food, crafts and activities. To reserve a ticket, call 931-668-6185.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, the B&B Bird Watching Club will meet at the Farmers Market at 9 a.m. to go to Murfreesboro to visit several trails to see birds. Call Bobbye Woodard for more details at 474-8985.

The members of the Silver and Gold Community Band and their director Mike Chilcutt invite everyone to come and enjoy their second concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Three Star Mall. This playlist will include religious and secular selections.

Bethel Hill Baptist Church invites everyone to its Christmas program and dinner Dec. 16. The dinner will be immediately after church with the program to follow. The church is located at 1137 W. Green Hill Rd. in Centertown.

Warren Masonic Lodge is having a Christmas Basketball Tournament on Dec. 27- 29 at WCHS. It is open to all 5-6 grade teams with free entry. For more information, call Traye Cope at 931-743-4573.