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Contact event organizers for updates about postponements and cancellations.

 

The Red Sand Project Partners will be distributing red sandbags every day through Friday, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the H.G. Hill Food Store parking lot, 2498 Highway 49 E. in Pleasant View. Participants are asked to pour red sand in the cracks of the community sidewalk, post a photo to social media to raise awareness against human trafficking. For information call the Cheatham Coalition at (615) 246-8075.

 

A Virtual Fun Fair hosted by the UT/TSU Cheatham County Extension Office will allow Cheatham County residents and participants in Cheatham County Extension programming the opportunity to showcase some of the items they have made or grown over the past year. All entries in the virtual fair will be entered through an online system. All photos can be uploaded to the entry system Aug. 1-31. Adult and youth categories are available. For information, call (615) 792-4420. The Virtual Fun Fair Catalog is available at cheatham.tennessee.edu.

The Cheatham County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. via teleconference and web conference. For a meeting invitation or more information, contact Lynn Newcomb, Chair, at CheathamDems@gmail.com or call (615) 485-7757.

 

Colby’s Army Third Annual Pasture Putt Putt Golf and Games will be held Aug. 29-30 from 4-8 p.m. each day at the learning center facility at 1394 George Boyd Rd. in Ashland City. Lawn games such as croquet, lawn bowling and corn hole will be available to play, as well as food for purchase and facility tours. Colby’s Army helps children and adults with life challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, homelessness, depression, anxiety, cerebral palsy, PTSD, and development delay. For more information, contact Lisa Wysocky at lisa@colbysarmy.org.

Leadership Cheatham County is now accepting applications for its next class. For information or to get an application, go to www.leadershipcheatham.org.

 

TN Achieves is recruiting volunteer mentors to provide a local support system to every TN Promise applicant in the Class of 2021. Mentors work with a small group of three to seven students as they transition from high school to college. Mentors complete a training course in person or online. To apply to mentor students, go to tnAchieves.org or contact Graham Thomas at (615) 604-1306.

 

The Cheatham County Historical and Genealogical Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Cheatham County Public Library, 188 John E. Mayfield Dr. in Ashland City. Presentations are given during the April, July and October meetings. Anyone interested in the history of the area is welcome to attend. For information, email cchga007@bellsouth.net or go to the website at https://cheathamcountyhistory.weebly.com.

The 1970 Cheatham County Central High School class reunion has been postponed until 2021 because of coronavirus concerns. Contact Danny Morris at (731) 225-5438 or danmorris44@charter.net or Sharon Cox at (615) 934-3919 with contact information.

The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, a program of the Tennessee Department of Human Services, aims to provide financial assistance for school meals missed during the months of March, April, and May due to COVID-19 school closures. The P-EBT money can be used at grocery stores and other retailers that accept EBT cards to buy food for children. Families already receiving SNAP or TANF benefits do not need to apply as the funds have already been distributed. Families can apply at tn.gov/humanservices or call 1-866-311-4287 by Aug. 14, at 4:30 p.m.

 

Tennessee State Parks are providing a 10 percent discount for Tennessee residents for overnight accommodations through a new Tennessee Resident Discount Program, applying to most campsites, cabins and lodge rooms across the state. Reservations are available online at reserve.tnstateparks.com. Select “Tennessee Resident Discount” during payment. Reservations are also available in-person or by phone by calling the specific park. Go to tnstateparks.com for details.

To submit items for the calendar, e-mail them to news@cheathamcountyexchange.com. Deadline for items to be submitted is Thursday before publication. Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. The Cheatham County Exchange reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.

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