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VOL. 35 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 25, 2011

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22nd annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, Thursday-Sunday, features more than 20 live gardens and is the largest gardening event in Tennessee. The show also features speakers, thousands of blooming flowers and plants, a floral design gallery, and 250 exhibit booths filled with horticultural products and services, gardening and lawn equipment, outdoor living decor, and a variety of plants, seeds and bulbs. 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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4
Gospel of John
The Gospel of John, performed word for word by Atlanta-based actor Brad Sherrill, will be presented at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 535 Sneed Road W. in Franklin at 6:30 p.m. Information: 646-0378, ext. 302.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5
JT Moore Spring Carnival
Activities include music from own students and parents, inflatable obstacle course, cake walk, games with prizes, bake sale, popcorn, cotton candy and more. 1-4 p.m. Admission: Children $15. Parents free.

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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11
The Future of Work
Scarritt-Bennett Center will host an evening with Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., 7 p.m. in Fondren Hall. Dr. Malveaux will speak about “The Future of Work: A Perspective on Economic Justice.” The event is free and open to all. Malveaux, economist, author and commentator, is the 15th President of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C. Information: 340-7557.

MARCH 11-APRIL 16
“Visions of the South”
The Belcourt Theatre presents Visions of the South, a 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. The series opens Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. with Elia Kazan’s “Wild River.” Other films in the series include: “The Phenix City Story” (March 12, 13, 17), “Stars in My Crown” (March 13, 14, 17), “Steamboat ‘Round the Bend” (March 15-16), “The Sun Shines Bright” (March 15-16), “God’s Little Acre” (March 18, 21), “Baby Doll” (March 18, 19, 22), “A Face in the Crowd” (March 19, 20, 23), “The Night of the Hunter” (March 19, 21),” Tomorrow” (March 20, 24),” The Apostle” (March 20), “Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (March 25, 28),” The Intruder” (March 25, 29), “Wind Across the Everglades” (March 27, 30), “Deliverance’ (March 26, 28), “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 27, 31), “Book of Numbers” (April 1, 4), “Cockfighter” (April 2, 5), “George Washington” (April 2, 3), “Stay Hungry” (April 2, 5), “Nothing But A Man” (April 3, 5), “Body And Soul” (April 6). Information: belcourt.org, 383.9140.

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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Movie Screening
The Women’s Table, Scarritt-Bennett’s new women’s empowerment initiative, will celebrate Women’s History Month with a 6 p.m. screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” in Harambee Auditorium. The film chronicles the efforts of courageous women in Liberia working to end the country’s decades-long civil war. Cost: $5. Informaion and reservations: callen@scarrittbennett.org or 340-7473.

March 18-27
‘The Odd Couple’
Cheatham County Community Theater present a female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” Friday and Saturday performances, 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (65 and older). Group pricing also is available. All performances at Jean Downey Theater behind Harpeth High School, 170 E. Kingston Springs Rd., Kingston Springs. Information: 259-2001.

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.

MARCH 19-20
Orchid Show
Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee Spring Show, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. No admission fee. Vendors will sell plants and supplies 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Exhibits open to the public noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.tnorchid.com.

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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Greater Nashville Regional Council-sponsored event’s goal is to provide answers and support for family caregivers. Attendees will learn what support is available for family caregivers, how to partner with family members, how to ask questions of healthcare providers, how to get a loved one to stop driving and how to gather support and advice from their fellow caregivers. Radisson Hotel at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Drive. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. Information: FearlessCaregiver.com

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