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Audubon program explores relationship between bird movement and global warming


Dr. Greg Butcher

Dr. Greg Butcher, Director of Bird Conservation at the National Audubon Society, will address the relationship between bird movement and global warming during a special program Thursday evening at the APSU Sunquist Science Complex, Room E103A, at 7:30  p.m.

Dr. Butcher’s program, “Bird Movement Reveals Global Warming Threat In Action,” is sponsored by the Warioto Audubon Chapter and the APSU Center for Excellence in Field Biology. The event is free and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event. «Read the rest of this article»


Clarksville to celebrate “Warrior Week”


screameagleThe Clarksville Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee is sponsoring a special celebration honoring soldiers and families the week after Rivers and Spires:

Warrior Week will be held from  April 19 – 25. The schedule of events and programs is as follows:

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Mid-South Jazz Festival takes the stage at APSU


apsu-logoThe Austin Peay State University Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present the 2009 Mid-South Jazz Festival.

The festival begins with a performance by the John Proulx Trio at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 3 and concludes at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4, with performances by the APSU Jazz Combo, the APSU Jazz Collegians and guest artist, Jim Ferguson. «Read the rest of this article»


“Porkin’ in the Park”: Music, grillin’ and great food


The Kiwanis Club of Clarksville is sponsoring the second Porkin’ in the Park this Friday and Saturday, April 3-4. Admission is free for all events.

porkin_headerClarksville is now on the Kansas City Barbecue Society Great American BBQ tour. This will be a major for the pro grillers from around the country. There is NO admission charge. Food and drink will be sold. «Read the rest of this article»


Six ways to save the world: scientists compile list of climate change clinchers


Scientists at this week’s conference in Copenhagen summarize findings for policy makers to discuss at UN summit in December

earth1Scientists at the international congress in Copenhagen have prepared a summary statement of their findings for policy makers. This was handed today to the Danish prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in December he will formally hand this statement over to officials and heads of state at the conference.

The full conclusions from the 2,500 scientific delegates from 80 countries that have attended the three-day meeting this week will be published in full in June 2009. The congress was conceived as an update of the science of global warming ahead of the UN summit in December. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report published in 2007 is now three to four years out of date. «Read the rest of this article»


Clarksville readies for Queen City Road Race


qcrrlogo2009The 31st Annual Queen City Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, April 19th at Austin Peay State University’s Governor’s Football Stadium.  Events begin at 12:50 p.m. with the 5K Wheelchair Race. Runners take the streets at 1p.m. for the 5K Road Race through scenic Downtown Clarksville.

This year’s race also features a 1-Mile Wheelchair Race, a 1-Mile Walk, 5K Wilma Rudolph Relay and a 1-Mile Fun Run. «Read the rest of this article»


Activists win free speech fight in Clarksville


Court dismisses lawsuit filed to silence those who oppose eminent domain abuse

ARLINGTON, VA:  Evidently you can fight city hall—and fight private developers who use city hall’s power, too.


A CPRC member displays the controversial ad on blight and eminent domain

In an order issued on March 26, 2009, Judge C.L. “Buck” Rogers of the Circuit Court for Sumner County, Tenn., vindicated the right to protest government abuse by dismissing the libel lawsuit brought by Richard Swift, a developer who is a former member of the Clarksville City Council, and Wayne Wilkinson, a member of Clarksville’s Downtown District Partnership, against members of the Clarksville Property Rights Coalition (CPRC). «Read the rest of this article»


Artist’s series continues at Burt -Cobb center


art-paletteLocal artist and retired Art teacher Lynne Waters Griffey is instructing a Watercolors class Tuesday, April 7th at the Burt-Cobb Community Center from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. The class is scheduled for seniors ages 50 and up, but all ages are welcome to join and learn the art of watercolor painting. A class fee of $30 is required along with an activity fee of $10.

Students will leave the class with a vast knowledge of watercolor painting, as well as, his or her own artwork. Watercolor classes continue at on April 14th and 21st. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the center at 552-1263. Be sure to sure to sign up right away as the class is limited to 10 students.


APSU hosts 14th Asanbe Symposium


Dr. Irele

Dr. Irele

Austin Peay State University’s Department of Language and Literature, Center for Excellence in the Creative Arts, African American Cultural Center, Hispanic Cultural Center, and numerous other entities joined forces to present the 14th Asanbe Memorial Symposium with guest lecturer Dr. F. Abiola Irele, Harvard University.

The Asanbe Symposium was started many years ago with a charge to the Multiculturalism Committee in the Department of Language and Literature. Over time, the Symposium has come to be an avenue to promote general diversity in the literary arts, and also our understanding of them. «Read the rest of this article»


Free legal assistance for domestic violence victims


The Clarksville office of the Legal Aid Society announced they have partnered with the lawfirm of Runyan and Runyan, the Hilldale Kiwanis Club and the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division to offer a free legal clinic for domestic violence victims to be held from 10 am to noon, April 4 at the Sarah Mann Building, 217 Third St. in Clarksville. «Read the rest of this article»

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