Clarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is calling middle & high school students to begin the orientation/intake process to become a LEAP Intern. Beginning April 6th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm students will meet at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.
Each Wednesday students will be assigned an individual task to be completed by the following Wednesday. After completing the indoctrination process, students will earn the title of Intern and be eligible for scholarships, job shadowing opportunities, and additional incentives.
Clarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is preparing to take 50 middle and high school students on a chartered bus to Washington DC from June 22nd to June 26th.
The purpose of this trip is to provide our youth with an opportunity to journey through our past and see history in the making through an historical and relevant tour of the Capitol.
About 37 million people, both soldiers and civilians, died during the First World War. More than 60 million lost their lives two decades later during World War II. These two cataclysmic events, which defined and shaped the 20th century, erased families that had existed for centuries and nearly caused two generations of young men to all but disappear.
The two wars cast a long shadow over those who survived. It changed who they were and how they saw the world. For two composers, the Hungarian Bela Bartok and the Russian Dmitri Shostakovich, the horrific times also forever transformed the music they created.
“They were very affected by what’s going on, and it was coming out in their music,” Dr. Jeffrey Wood, «Read the rest of this article»professor of music, said. “They’re violent pieces. They’re aggressive to the point of almost being primitive, barbaric. I sense the war very close to the surface.”
The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family. This weeks highlights include:
“Drawings by Clive King” will be available for viewing from Nov. 3-19 in the Trahern Gallery. King, professor of fine art at Florida International University in Miami, will be on campus to present a talk at 7 p.m., Nov. 3 in Trahern, Room 401, followed by an opening reception from 8-9.
King’s work typically is presented frameless and without glass, to achieve more of an illusion.
“I would like them to float like wafers on the wall – without weight, they can push you back or suck you in,” he said in his artist statement. «Read the rest of this article»
Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (HOPE) has kicked off its food drive for its Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Collection. The non-profit Latino organization will accept donations of food, gift cards, or monetary gifts.
In a letter from Rosa Ponce, the group has outlined their plan for 2008, with a goal to collect food for 45 families. “in previous years, with your assistance, the goal is always exceeded.”
She also explained how the dollars can be stretched: ” Your donation of $70 will help support a family of 6, the dinner will include a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rice, beans, rolls, milk, eggs, and a pumpkin pie.”
They would appreciate your support in the form of a gift card, non-perishable canned goods, turkeys, and other appropriate items for a family’s holiday meal.
Donors may contact the group at (931) 249-5330 or (931) 980-6316, and they will pick-up items at any location in Clarksville. “Thank you for all your support and for granting these families a memorable Thanksgiving with your generosity,” Ponce said.
The last day we may receive donations is November 24th, so that they may deliver to the families on November 25th and 26th.
The 10th annual Christmas on the Cumberland at the RiverWalk is just a few weeks away and the city of Clarksville is proud to announce that the holiday light festival was voted a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society for the upcoming holiday season. This means Christmas on the Cumberland will be recognized in the travel industry as a top destination in the Southeastern United States, which city officials hope will result in a lot more visitors to Clarksville and the RiverWalk this holiday season. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Academy held its’ Fall Festival Saturday, drawing in over a hundred parents and children for a day of food, games, and fun. With the sunshine and cooler temperatures, strolling around the campus and it’s atriums was a pleasant way to pass the day.
ThePercussion Ensemble will present the 2008 Halloween Concert in two back-to-back performances. The concert, historically a sell-out performance, will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Music/Mass Communication Concert Hall.
The group performs all kinds of music on all kinds of percussion instruments: classical music such Carmina Burana as used in the movie “Excalibur,” rock music such as “Walk Like an Egyptian,” music from the movie “Casper” and real percussion ensemble music using instruments from drums, timpani, gongs and cymbals to bells, xylophones, marimbas and chimes. «Read the rest of this article»
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