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Dunbar Cave State Park to honor National Public Lands Day, September 22nd

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Park has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day, a day of service, with an exotic plant removal event, “Blaze the Trails.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Nashville Zoo announces Tickets now on Sale for Boo at the Zoo

 

Nashville Zoo

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Tennessee’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to enjoy a night of delightfully frightful fun at Boo at the Nashville Zoo.

Our annual Halloween tradition is set for 11 nights: October 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th, 2018. Boo at the Zoo runs from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Kids can come dressed in their favorite costume and enjoy carnival games, carousel rides, hayrides, shows and trick-or-treating.

The annual evening event offers families a safe and exciting Halloween experience for kids under age 12.

Nashville Zoo's Boo at the Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is September 19th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 as we continue our fourteenth year! 

The meeting is held at the Bone and Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare.  This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, September 19th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, September 19th.

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Manna Café Ministries to hold Mobile Pantry in Dover Tennessee, September 22nd

 

Manna Café Ministries

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Manna Café Ministries will conduct a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.

The Mobile Pantry will be held at Potter’s Hand Church at 1546 US-70, Dover, TN 37058 (8.5 miles from the Montgomery-Stewart County line and just before Rick’s BBQ). The event will begin at 10:00am.

Manna Café Ministries to hold a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Manna Café Ministries to hold a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

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Customs House Museum to offer Free Fall Break Art Classes for Students

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural Center

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is offering a series of free art classes to students in grades 1-8 in October. This program, called ART 4 US, will take place during fall break (October 9th-12th).

The Museum recently received a generous Arts Engagement in American Communities grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which allows them to offer a series of free art-making experiences that will begin with these classes.

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Austin Peay State University to have Michelle Obama portrait artist Amy Sherald speak September 27th

 

Austin Peay State University Department (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, with support from The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to welcome internationally known artist, Amy Sherald, to Austin Peay State University.

Known for her stylized portraits of African-Americans, in 2016, Sherald was the first woman to win the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition; an accompanying exhibition, The Outwin 2016, was on tour through August 2018.

Amy Sherald, who unveiled her Smithsonian-commissioned portrait of Michelle Obama in February, will give a free public lecture 7:30pm September 27th at Austin Peay. (Contributed)

Amy Sherald, who unveiled her Smithsonian-commissioned portrait of Michelle Obama in February, will give a free public lecture 7:30pm September 27th at Austin Peay. (Contributed)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation seeks vendors for Handmade Holidays

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Handmade craft vendors must apply online by September 28th

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking craft vendors to participate in Handmade Holidays.

Handmade Holidays is a two-day, indoor juried craft market featuring more than 60 of the best independent artists, designers, and crafters from the area.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation hosted its annual craft fair, Handmade Holidays this weekend at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation hosted its annual craft fair, Handmade Holidays this weekend at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

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American Red Cross urges Donors to give blood, help blood supply match patient diversity

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major ABO groups. However, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so a diverse blood supply is important to meeting the medical needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.

Dennis Clapper donates platelets at a Blood Donation Center. He started giving whole blood in the 1960s and switched to giving platelets in the late 1970s. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Dennis Clapper donates platelets at a Blood Donation Center. He started giving whole blood in the 1960s and switched to giving platelets in the late 1970s. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Heritage Park Skate Park Art Contest

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Porter Paints to once again host the Art on the Park contest.

This contest takes place every two years in an effort to beautify the Heritage Park Skate Park, deter graffiti and to showcase local art.

Heritage Park Skate Park Art Contest open to ages 12-18, 19-24, and 25 and up.

Heritage Park Skate Park Art Contest open to ages 12-18, 19-24, and 25 and up.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue to hold 9-11 ceremony, September 11th

 

Clarksville Fire Rescue

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Fire Chief Michael Roberts and Clarksville Fire Rescue will host Clarksville’s annual ceremony honoring fallen firefighters and the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

The remembrance ceremony will include placement of a memorial wreath, bell ringing, guest speakers, presentation of flowers to families of fallen firefighters, and songs performed by the Clarksville Academy Choir.

Clarksville Remembers 9-11

Clarksville Remembers 9-11

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