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VOL. 35 | NO. 6 | Friday, February 11, 2011

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The Future of Afghanistan will be discussed Wednesday when Gary Moorehead of the Marigold Fund in Afghanistan speaks at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. Marigold also will discuss his mission helping Afghans rebuild their country after decades of war, as well as the need to establish friendship and understanding with westerners. 6:30 p.m., 9770 Highway 96, near the intersection of Highway 100. Information: 662-7709, emmanuelnashville.com.

THURSDAY
Civil War Lecture Series
George Rable, professor and Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, lectures on “The Civil War as a Political Crisis.” Third of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Tailgate Antique Show & Music Valley Antiques Market
The Tennessee State Fairgrounds is the new home of the Tailgate Antique Show & Music Valley Antiques Market, held in conjunction each year with the Heart of Country Antiques Show. Thursday noon-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $14. Information: info@jenkinsshows.com, 317-598-0012

Antiques to the Fiddlers Inn
Hotel rooms are turned into retail and wholesale shops. There will be outside booths as well. Fiddlers Inn, 2410 Music Valley Dr. Thursday noon-7 p.m. Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $7. Information: 686-8202.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Heart of Country Antiques Show
Dealers from across the country present a wide range of selected antiques and decorative accessories in every price range. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $10 daily of $15 for two-day pass. Information: 314-962-8580.

SATURDAY
Book signing
Authors Yvonne Eaves and Doug Eckert will sign copies of their pictorial history book, “Nashville’s Sylvan Park,” 1-3 p.m. at Cohn Alumni Center, 4800 Elkins Avenue. Information: arcadiapublishing.com.

THURSDAY, FEB. 24
Civil War Lecture Series
Thavolia Glymph, associate professor of history at Duke University, will speak on “Disappeared Without Any Account Being Had of Them: Enslaved Women and the Armies of the Civil War.” Fourth of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

Friday, Feb. 25
Book Signing
Dr. Timothy J. Keller, New York Times bestselling author and influential minister, will speak in the sanctuary of Christ Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Copies of the book, set for release Feb. 22, will be available for purchase. The evening is free and open to the public. Information: 301-3631.

MARCH 3-6
Nashville Lawn & Garden Show
Features more than 20 live gardens and is the largest gardening event in Tennessee. The show also features speakers, exhibits and floral designs. State Fairgrounds. Information: 876-7680, nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com

MARCH 3-14
‘Annie’
Bethlehem Players community theatre at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin. Shows without dinner ($15 for adults, $10 high school students) are presented March 4, 5, 11, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. Lunch with “Annie and The Gang” is scheduled for March 5, 6, 12, 13 with box lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the show at 2. Dinner shows ($22, $18) are March 7, 8, and 10 at 4:45 p.m. and the show at 6 p.m. Tickets are sold to shows only for each of the performances as well. A Happy Tales dog will appear on stage in various crowd scenes during each performance and will be available for adoption. Interested audience members can visit with the dog during intermission and immediately following the show. Information: ticketsnashville.com, 791-6456, ext. 2.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5
Middle TN Genealogical Society
Beginning genealogy workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., FiftyForward Knowles Senior Center, 174 Rains Ave. Lunch provided. Topics to be discussed include where to begin, census records, vital statistics, and military records. Information: dstillwell@fiftyforward.org, 743-3487, ext. 800.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Hillwood High Faceoff
Fundraising basketball game featuring parents/teachers vs. students. Prizes, contests and an inline hockey exhibition. 5-8 p.m. $6 presale, $8 at door.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17
Civil War Lecture Series
Stephanie McCurry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will address “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War.” Fifth of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19
Middle TN Genealogical Society
Guest speaker: Carol Roberts, director of Preservation Services at the Tennessee State Library & Archives. Program: “Solving Mysteries Using County Loose Case Files” and “Marking Graves With Only Rock Markers Can Create More Mysteries than Answers.” 1 p.m., FiftyForward Knowles Senior Center, 174 Rains Ave. Information: dstillwell@fiftyforward.org, 743-3487, ext. 800.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Civil War Lecture Series
David Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture. His talk is titled “Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War.” Sixth of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

MARCH 31-APR. 2
Roads to Justice: Women of the Civil Rights Movement
A conference to celebrate and educate about the women who were part of the movement and their contributions to it. The conference at the Scarritt-Bennett Center will feature speaker Sue Thrasher and performer Billie Jean Young. Information: scarrittbennett.org, 340-7450.

THURSDAY, APR. 7
Civil War Lecture Series
Bobby Lovett, professor of history at Tennessee State University, will lecture on “Nashville and the Civil War, 1860-1866, and the Economic, Social and Political Transformations.” Seventh of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

THURSDAY, APR. 21
Civil War Lecture Series
Stephen Ash, professor of history at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will speak on “William G. Brownlow, Saint of Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures.” Final of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

ONGOING
Recovery Worship Services
Weekly ecumenical service for anyone in recovery are being held Wednesdays, 7-7:40 p.m., beginning June 30 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Sneed Road. Information: 673-6289.

Bellevue MOMS Club - North
The Bellevue MOMS Club is the local chapter of a national, non-profit organization providing support for stay-at-home mothers in Bellevue, Kingston Springs and Pegram through ongoing play dates, activities, meetings, service projects and Moms Nights Out. Information: 662-0943, cassidylovelace@yahoo.com.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Second Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m., second-floor conference room, Horizon Medical Center, 111 Hwy 70 E, Dickson. Facilitators are Patrick Nicks and Naomi Grimaldi. Information: 342-1919, 800 242-5662.

Hot Chicken & Karaoke
VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, is serving hot and spicy fried chicken every Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m. Karaoke 7-10 p.m. Information: 352-9933.

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