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Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Parenting classes are offered atWestwoodElementary School inManchester from 5-7 p.m. on every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 728-3412.

Church News

Rutledge Falls Baptist Church’s food pantry and Common Threads clothes closet will be open from 6-7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to come for food and clothes donations. For more information, call 455-8879.

Clothing giveaway: Church of Christ at Fredonia, 9-11 a.m., first Saturday of each month. For information call Flora Lester at 728-2669.

Asbury United Methodist: has 24-hour prayer line at 931-596-3126.

Support Groups

The MISS Foundation Support Group will meet every first Tuesday at 5 p.m. at The Celtic Cup Coffee House in Tullahoma. The MISS Foundation is a non-profit, international organization of bereaved parents who have lost an infant or toddler from any cause. For more information, call Jill at (931) 205-3864.

CASA Works, Inc. seeks volunteers to serve children in your area who have come to the attention of Juvenile Court for abuse or neglect. For more information, call CASA Works, Inc. at 931-728-0126.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, (closed discussion, non-smoking), St. Bede’s Episcopal Church. AA Hotline: 800-559-2252.

Divorce Care: 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Rutledge Falls Baptist Church. Call 455-8879.

Family support group for loved ones of those suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction: 6 p.m. Mondays, Bradford Health Services, 1601 McArthur St., Manchester. Call 728-4442.

Grief Support Program: 10-11 a.m., second Tuesdays, Coffee County Funeral Chapel, 786 McMinnville Hwy. No charge to attend and lunch is provided. Call 723-3330.

Manchester Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 6-8 p.m. first Thursdays, Shoney’s Restaurant.

NAMI local affiliate offers support, education and information for those dealing with a mental illness in a family member of close friend. All names and situations are kept confidential. Contact Debbie at 728-3639 or Ron at 247-3628 or email

United Regional Nursing Home Family Council: 6:30 p.m., first Tuesday, hospital dining room.

Contact Life Line Volunteers: Volunteers from every social, economic and educational background are needed. Contact Amy or Jenny at 455-7150, 967-7133, 759-7133, or 684-7133.

Grief share support group: sessions are each week on Monday at 10 a.m. and/or at 7 p.m. at 705 Wilson Ave, Tullahoma.

Al-Anon Support Group for loved ones of those with alcohol/drug problems meets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Hwy. 55—behind J&G Pizza. For more information, call Vicky at 728-4958 or Judy at 728-3055.

Upcoming Events

AARP Volunteer Tax Service will be assisting low income and senior citizens complete their tax returns from Jan.31 to April 13 inManchester. Assistance will be by appointment from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays at theCoffeeCounty SeniorCitizenCenter,603 Woodbury Highway. Walk-ins will be helped 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays at theAdaWrightCenter. Call 723-8288 for appointments. Volunteers with and without tax experience are needed.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a six-week course, will begin Tuesday and continue each week in November from 5 to 7 p.m. at CD Stamps in Tullahoma.
The course is a fun, skill-building program designed for persons with diabetes. It is designed to help individuals take day-to-day responsibility for the care of their chronic condition.Call 723-5141 or 461-1080 to register. If classes are filled, callers will be put on the list for the next series.

Keep Coffee County Beautiful is currently holding its membership drive. If anyone would like to become a member call 728-6729 or email


The new Manchester Photography Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. the first Monday night of each month, starting in November at area restaurants. For those interested in photography, both experienced and beginners, join in to learn from each other, to have photo shoots, and more. For more info, call (931) 394-3722.

Celebrate Recovery, a Christian recovery program, is having its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on Friday nights at the New Life Ministries Building, 2081 Hillsboro Blvd. The meeting provides support for those with hurt, habits, or hang-ups. For more information, call Tom Harbin at (931) 212-6633.

Parenting classes are offered at Westwood Elementary School in Manchester from 5-7 p.m. on every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 728-3412.

Youth jewelry making classes for youth 6 and older will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at The Mad Potter. There is $12fee for each session. Participants will learn to make and string beads Drawing classes for youth and adults are being held at 7 p.m. – also for $12 per session. Call 409-8643 or 728-3350 to register or just drop in on any of these days and join us. The Mad Potter, 211 Hillsboro Blvd.

Iota-Phi-Iota Phi is a local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s friendship sorority. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month and is open to all women. Anyone interested should contact for further information.

American Legion Gold Post 78 and Ladies Auxiliary: third Monday, potluck at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m., veteran’s building on Shelton Road.

Asbury Community Center: regular monthly meetings, second Tuesday of each month.

Coffee Co. Humane Society meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month in the community room of the Coffee County Administrative Plaza on McArthur Street in Manchester.

Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary: First Monday of each month, veteran’s building, 130 Shelton Rd. Covered dish dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. For information call 728-5533.

Summitville Community Center meets the third Monday of every month. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, chapter 2505, meets 11 a.m. each third Saturday at the Oak Restaurant in Manchester. The public is invited. For more information, please contact Jo Phillips at 728-6337 or Johnnie Turner at 723-4133 or

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10904, and the Ladies Auxiliary: 6 p.m., second Monday of each month, Veterans Building 130 Shelton Rd., Manchester. Following the covered dish supper the meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. For information call 728-1274.

Noah Head Start has immediate openings for the Head Start program. Verification of income and proof of child’s birth is needed to apply. The program runs Monday-Friday and has an attendance requirement. For more information or to complete an application, call the Noah Head Start Center at (931) 394-2230.

American Legion Riders, Gold Post 78: first Tuesday, meeting at 7 p.m. at veterans building on Shelton Road. If you or a family member were a veteran and you ride a motorcycle, come on down and join us. For any questions, contact Jill Earp, communications officer, at (706) 676-1617.