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First Sunday of Advent

Sevier Street First Baptist Church 921 Sevier St., Shelbyville

The Sevier Street First Baptist Church will celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. Elder Vickey Gilbert  of Rogersville, Ala., will deliver the Spoken Word. Holy Communion will be served.

Shofner Chapel Event

Historic Shofner Chapel 2884 Hwy 41A S.

Historic Shofner Chapel Christmas Bazaar and Church Service will be on Sunday, Dec. 3. The Bazaar will be at noon with the Lessons and Carols Service at 2 p.m., 2884 Hwy 41A S (between Shelbyville and Tullahoma).

Bag Day

Bag Day 201 E. Highland Ave., Shelbyville

The Good Samaritan Bag Day will be Monday, Dec. 4, at 201 E. Highland from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Passion Initiative

Fairlane Church of Christ 101 Dow Dr., Shelbyville

The Fairlane Church of Christ, 100 Dow Drive in Shelbyville, is hosting the “Passion Initiative” on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at the church. Joshua T. Crain, a criminal defense attorney from Murfreesboro, will present a program entitled “The Danny Holmes Story: A Convicted Murderer’s Journey to Christ.” The event is free and open to

VFW meeting

VFW Post 1320 Depot Street, Shelbyville

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5019, and its Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 4, at the VFW Post on Depot Street. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with a business meeting for members immediately following. For more information, contact Post Commander, Mike Ruess, 931-249-1566.

Historical Society Winter Meeting

Shelbyville FUMC 122 Public Square N.

The quarterly meeting of the Bedford County Historical Society will be held in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on December 4.  The meeting will begin with a potluck supper at 6:30pm, followed by a short business meeting.  Then, the program will be presented by the Downtown Sound Swing Band featuring a musical tribute

Retired Teachers

Emmy's (Urban Plantation) 764 N. Main St., Shelbyville

Bedford County Retired Teachers will meet Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. at Emmy's (Urban Plantation). The program will be "A Christmas Story” by Pastor Abe Zimmerman, FUMC.

Fireside Stories

Shelbyville-Bedford County Library 220 S. Jefferson St.

Local authors and longtime residents of Bedford County and surrounding areas will be reading aloud their Christmas memories by the fireplace on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Library. Refreshments will be provided. Although the event is free, seating is limited. You can reserve your ticket by calling the library at

Fly Christmas Dinner

The Fly Arts Center 204 S. Main St., Shelbyville

The Fly Arts Center will be hosting their annual Christmas Dinner Theatre on Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, and 17. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and include Tuscan Chicken, sides, and dessert. The show “The Savannah Sipping Society”, directed by April Glosson, will be shown at 7 p.m. The Dec. 17 matinee at 2

Christmas Village

Unionville Fire Hall 3372 Highway 41A, Unionville

A Ministry of The Bible Presbyterian Church will present the 10th annual Christmas Village on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Unionville Fire hall located at 3372 Highway 41A.