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Gnome on the Roam
8 week program

ages 7-11

Where: Shelbyville Recreation Center, 220 Tulip Tree Road, Shelbyville

Jennifer Swann, (931) 684-9780
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Power U Healthy Nutrition Class

Where: Shelbyville Bedford County Library, 220 S jefferson Street

As part of our summer programming, SBCPL is hosting Power U Healthy classes presented by Yesenia Lira-Garcia from the UT Extension office on Thursdays at 12:30 pm from June 2nd to June 30th.
Children will learn new recipes and how to read them, some basic cooking skills, information about healthy eating, and a physical activity. Attendees are not required to bring their own supplies. Space is limited, and parents are required to attend with their children.
To sign up for the Power U Healthy classes, please sign up at the library's front desk or call us at (931) 684-7323.
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Youth Soccer Registration

Where: Shelbyville Recreation Center, 220 Tulip Tree Road, Shelbyville

.Youth Soccer Registration
June 1-30
$40 ($35 each additional child same house)
Ages 4-12 (as of January 1, 2023)
$10 late fee July 1-10
Practices begin the week of July 25
Games on Saturdays begin Sept 10 - Oct 29

Jennifer Swann, 931-684-9780
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Summer: The Market at Henry Horton

Where: Henry Horton State Park, 4209 Nashville Highway Chapel Hill

 Join us every Saturday for our weekly Market!
Common weekly items include: Local fruits, vegetables, spreads, dips, meats, baked goods, seasonings, hand crafted items, flowers and lots more.
Be sure to come prepared with your reusable shopping bag, some extra cash and a taste for some FREE samples.
This is a free event every Saturday from 7:00AM to 12:00PM. Donations will go to help improve and sustain our community garden. We appreciate your support!
Bobbie Mitchell
Phone: 414-380-6414
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Art in the Park- Horsehair Pottery

Where: Henry Horton State Park, 4209 Nashville Highway Chapel Hill

Meet at shelter 4

Artist Anna Whitworth has been creating horsehair pottery for 20+ years. Her award-winning artwork is nationally recognized, and she is offering this workshop exclusively to TN State Parks.
She will teach her horsehair pottery technique, share the Native American history of this process, and give you the opportunity to give it a try!
This workshop will highlight the final outdoor wood firing process that decorates the provided formed piece with the hair. Participants will be able to select two bisque fired pieces and fire with the hair of their choice.
Horsehair and feathers will be available.
Participants are welcome to bring hair from a special animal in their life. You will need the longest and coarsest hair that you can get. Horsehair, dog hair, and feathers will all create some sort of design on your pieces.
·      * Horsehair- You will need about 20 to 30 strands of mane and/or tail hair.
·       * Dog hair- The longest coarsest hair. Usually located on the shoulder ridge, behind the flank, or under the tail.
·      * Feathers- No less than 2” in length, no more than 6” in length
You will be able to bring home your projects that same day.
We will be working with an open fire, please wear safe/appropriate clothing.
Refunds available with 48-hr or more notice of program date. Must call the Park Office if needed.
Park Ranger Sam Davenport
Phone: 931-202-4070
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Starlite Cinema Series

Where: Shelbyville Recreation Center, 220 Tulip Tree Road, Shelbyville

Starlite Cinema Series
July1 - Jungle Cruise
July 8 - Spider Man No Way Home
July 15 - Encanto
July 22 - Ghostbusters Afterlife
July 29 - Luca
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Watermelon Festival

Where: Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville

Crawl on down to the farm for some summertime family fun and enjoy a FREE slice of refreshing watermelon. Cool off in the Splash Zone featuring our Splash Pad, Bubble Blast Pool, inflatable water slides and more. Test your skills and win prizes in the Watermelon Crawl and Watermelon Eating Contests
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Summer Concert

Where: Bell Buckle Park

A night filled with magic, and in a manner that would make our forefathers proud. Patriotism runs high throughout the night and especially with the recitation of the Declaration of Independence.  Ever since this tradition began years ago, this recitation brings old and young alike to their feet and ends with thunderous applause.  It’s why we get to celebrate!  It’s why this day is important!
Bell Buckle loves Independence Day and celebrates in an old fashioned, neighborly way with great music, a fabulous venue, free admission, and the biggest, brightest fireworks in the area!  
The Bell Buckle Park Amphitheater gets hot with the incredible music performance of the Escape Band.   You’ll definitely want to come join in the fun with a night of rock-n-roll under the stars!
Bell Buckle celebrates the Fourth of July the way it’s SUPPOSED TO BE!   Celebrate America in Bell Buckle with good music, great people, good food, great venue, and free admission.  Bet you leave with a smile on your face!  
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Where: 1295 Knob Creek Rd. Wartrace Tn.

Huge Talent, Small Town Festival: Dave-a-Palooza 2022
July 8th and July 9th Wartrace TN

Celebrating the arts and music with friends can’t get much better than this! Local businesses and some friendly dedicated folks of Bedford County have joined together to offer a free concert on Dave's Farm at 1295 Knob Creek Rd. just outside the idealistic town of Wartrace TN, July 8th and 9th, for all those music lovers out there. Award winning artists, acclaimed songwriters, and familiar Nashville faces will share their talent with us while we gather under midsummer, Tennessee skies. Gather your family and friends and plan a weekend of fun. Camping is available and there will be a whole slew of delicious food truck options, so there’s something for everybody! Camping reservations can be made and additional information can be found at Check out the artists that have made time in their busy tour schedules to share their gifts with us! They can be found on our website under ‘Artist Spotlight 2022’ or by googling their names: Andy Walker, John Salaway, Gabe Lee, Ezra and the Boxcar Band, Jesse Charette, Manny Alexander, Logan Halstead, Kyle Miller, The Retreats, Austin Bishop, Annie Sellick, Mary Gauthier, Asher Cataldo, Jase and the Giants , Bryce Reeg, and others to be announced.  Hope to see you there!
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Fairest of the Fair

Where: Shelbyville Central High School, Shelbyville

Bedford County Fairest of the Fair pageant. We have a category for all ages

Fair Office: (931) 684-0760

2:00 p.m. - Precious Miss (0-11 months)
2:30 p.m. - Baby Miss (12-23 months)
3:00 p.m. - Toddler Miss (2-3 years)
3:30 p.m. - Tiny Miss (4-5 years)
4:00 p.m. - Petite Miss (6-7 years)
4:30 p.m. - Little Miss (8-10 years)
5:00 p.m. - Junior Miss (11-12 years)
5:30 p.m. - Ms./Mrs. Bedford Supreme (21-49 years, single or married)
6:00 p.m. - Golden Girl – In Memory of Joan Pimentel (50 years+, single or married)
6:30 p.m. - Young Miss Bedford County Fair (13-15 years)
7:00 p.m. - Miss Bedford County Fairest of the Fair (16-20 years)
LOCATION: Shelbyville Central High School Auditorium
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Junior Ranger Camp 2022

Where: Henry Horton State Park, 4209 Nashville Highway Chapel Hill

Meet at: Shelter 2 (A-frame)


Topics of education include: Tennessee history, water safety, nature play, wildlife, stewardship, outdoor skills, and First Responder education.
Kids will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of educational leaders!
Daily Schedule: 8am-1pm
  • Monday (7/11):  History and Hiking Day
    • Orientation (overview of camp, short meeting)
      • Parent or Guardian required to attend
    • Hiking basics & nature hike 
    • Tennessee history, park history, & Native American History with activites
  • Tuesday (7/12): Water & Wildlife Day
    • River safety training
    • Paddle skills training on the river
    • Water quality & Aquatic life program
  • Wednesday (7/13): Wildlife and Safety Day
    • We will take a closer look at our resident wildlife and go hands on! 
    • We will get a chance to meet some local First Responders and see what “a day in the life” looks like
  • Thursday (7/14): Adventure Day*
    • A field trip to go rock climbing, zip-line & more
  • Friday (7/15): Stewardship Day
    • A small service project to give back & beautify the park!
    • Graduation Ceremony
      • Lunch Provided
      • Parent or Guardian encouraged to attend! (11am-12pm)
      • Each camper will receive a t-shirt, badge, and certificate!
Fee includes T-shirt, snacks, graduation lunch, and all activities/materials.
Please be prepared to start camp at 8am... arrive promptly!
Should a participant miss a day or is tardy, there will be no refunds issued.
*On Thursday (7/14), we will travel as a group from Henry Horton State Park to the neighboring property - Horton Haven Christian Camp (10-min drive). This day includes: An alpine tower, a zip line, rock climbing, and more.
Each day Participants will need to:
  • Bring a lunch (will break for lunch & rest for 30min) (meal provided Friday)
  • Arrive in appropriate attire for the day...
    • boots, tennis shoes, or a form of close-toed shoes are required
    • water day - a type of water shoe is required (no flip flops); arrive with swim attire already on
  • Bring a refillable water bottle
  • Bring a backpack or bag
  • If applicable - a note card listing any medical conditions, allergies and epi-pen
  • A hat or head cover for sun protection
  • A bath/beach towel that can get dirty (daily)
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Basketball Camp

Where: Shelbyville Recreation Center, 220 Tulip Tree Road, Shelbyville

Basketball Camp
Ages 5-14
Cost $75
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Celebrate Recovery 

Where: Gateway Church, 1250 Madison Street, Shelbyville


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