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Contact event organizers for updates about postponements and cancellations.

 

The 1960 and 1964 Cheatham County Class Reunions have been canceled because of coronavirus precautions. They are planned to be held in 2021. For information call Charlsie Gupton at (615) 507-0482.

 

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 through Aug. 31. Adult and youth categories are available. For information, call (615) 792-4420. The Virtual Fun Fair Catalog is available at cheatham.tennessee.edu.

 

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.

Tennessee State Parks’ Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee will be held Sept. 1-30 and will be a virtual event this year. Riders can log their miles on lovetoride.net as part of the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee Cycling Club. The goal is for participants to ride 688 miles, the distance from Bristol to Memphis. Participants can log their miles any way they choose, including road cycling, indoor cycling, gravel or mountain biking. The cost to participate is $150. All participants will receive access to trusted routes at multiple Tennessee State Parks and a 2020 BRAT jersey and T-shirt. Riders can register at https://tnstateparks.com/blog/the-bicycle-ride-across-tennessee-is-brining-riders-together-virtually.

 

One Tennessee Foundation Music Festival benefiting homeless veterans will be held Saturday Oct. 3 from 4-8 p.m. at Leatherwood Distillery, 6381 U.S. 41 Alternate in Pleasant View. For tickets and information call (615) 247-8778.

 

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.

 

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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