Topic: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Foundation will host its inaugural “Suites-N-Treats” event for underprivileged and special needs children at First Tennessee Park on Wednesday, October 28th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Suites-N-Treats is an event that will provide underprivileged and special needs children in the greater Nashville area with the opportunity to trick or treat in a safe and unique environment.
There will also be activities set up for the participants, which include decorating their own trick or treat bags, making picture frames, enjoying complimentary food/drink (donated by Centerplate and Coca-Cola), and the opportunity to meet Sounds mascot Booster and take pictures with him.
When I arrived, Amy Carroll, the executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters was busy handing out shoes to the arriving bowlers. She spoke with my between helping the new arrivals, “It got a little hectic because everybody started showing up at the same time, so I just came back here behind the counter and started handing out shoes.” She quipped, “I’m no stranger to bowling alleys.”
Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, August 6th, you are invited out to the “National Night Out” 30th Anniversary being held by the Clarksville Police Department. The event is being head at the New Providence community policing center located at 640 Providence Boulevard.
This is a celebration of community partnerships from 1984 to 2013. National Night Out starts at 6:00pm and run through 8:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Big Brothers Big Sisters is recruiting teams for their 31st annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake. The annual fundraiser has brought the Clarksville community together to raise funds for the non-profit’s mentoring programs for many years. This event is expected to raise $80,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville.
The event will kick off on Tuesday March 5th, 2013 at The Pinnacle with the Banker’s Challenge. Area banks have competed to raise the most funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters by raising money among the branches. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Artist Lynne Griffey’s work selected for cover of 2012 South Atlantic Regional School of Christian Mission
Clarksville, TN – Lynne Griffey, a member of St. Bethlehem United Methodist Church, had her art selected for a cover design for the 2012 South Atlantic Regional School of Christian Mission. Griffey’s work was selected from entries from the entire Southeast Conference region.
The 2012 theme for the mission is “That All Might Have Life”. For inspiration Griffey selected John 10:10, where Jesus proclaims “I have come that they might have life and have it abundantly.” Griffey interprets this scripture for her art. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Recognizing the importance of mentors in the lives of children of incarcerated parents, the Tennessee Department of Correction has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi initiative.
The program works to break the intergenerational cycle of crime and incarceration and gives an often forgotten group of children the chance to reach their highest potential.
Clarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature the watercolor and oil paintings of local artist Lynne Griffey beginning the first Thursday in July.
“I am excited about the exhibit and am currently working on something new and totally different,” said Griffey. “It will be an honor to incorporate the new with the old at [Planters] bank.”«Read the rest of this article»
Disproportionate Minority Contact Task Force to host the 2nd Annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice at Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – On April 21st, 2012 the Montgomery County Disproportionate Minority Contact Task Force (DMC Task Force) will host the 2nd Annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice at the Austin Peay State University, Morgan University Center on the 3rd floor from 8:30am– 4:30pm.
The purpose of the conference is the prevention of juvenile delinquency via increasing the awareness of issues, programs and resources available to youth, parents, teachers, college students, advocates, officers of the court, and concerned citizens. The Conference seeks to develop a comprehensive strategy for raising the awareness of disproportionate confinement of minority youth in the juvenile justice system and promote the best practices and policies to eradicate the problem of over representation in secure confinement. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Yesterday morning Publix held the grand opening and ribbon cutting for their newest location, the store is the first of three Publix locations planned for our area. Shoppers started lining up outside the store with the first arriving around 3:00am, and the bulk starting to arrive around 5:00am for the 6:45am ribbon cutting.
The Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce conducted the ribbon cutting with Store Manager Norman Rubio Jr. doing the honors, with Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan holding the ribbon.
Clarksville, TN – You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on November 3rd, from 5:00pm–8:00pm.
Kendall Welsh from ARTifacts, sent us this information about November’s artistic extravaganza. Participating merchants include Ingredients, Edward’s Steakhouse, Couture Crush, ARTifacts, Fleur de leis, Hodgepodge, and many more. «Read the rest of this article»
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