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VOL. 35 | NO. 2 | Friday, January 14, 2011

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Wednesday's Gordon Jewish Community Center open house, 3-7 p.m., will 
showcase all departments. There also will be special membership promotions for new members, as well as for members who bring friends to join during the open house, as well as early-bird registration for summer camp. Information: kara@nashvillejcc.org, 356-7170.

Italia Nashville
Demographic trends in Italy will be discussed at the 7-8:30 p.m. monthly meeting at Villa Maria Manor, White Bridge Rd. & Post Pl. Admission and membership are free. Information: ItaliaNashville@yahoo.com, 269-3391.

THURSDAY
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Party
The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday party -- cancelled due to inclement weather in December -- has been rescheduled as a lunch event at the regular membership meeting. The 11:15 a.m. meeting at the Meadows will include installation of officers, awards ceremony, speaker, door prizes, and, silent auction. Those who pre-purchased a ticket to the initial cancelled event will be automatically entered into the drawing to win a $500 cash give-away at the January 20th luncheon. Information: events@thebellevuechamber.com.

Stroke Support Group
“Next Step Program” is the topic for Baptist Hospital’s Stroke Support Group, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Baptist Hospital in the Gladys Stringfield Owen Education Center Auditorium. Guest speaker Mary Catherine Fleming, an exercise specialist for Baptist Hospital’s Wellness Center, will discuss the transition from physical therapy to an appropriate, consistent wellness routine. Lunch will be provided. The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 284-5446.

FRIDAY, JAN. 21
Family Night To Feature Magic Show
Hosted by Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, featuring magician Scott Tripp. $6 per person (2 and younger free) and includes 2 slices of CiCi’s pizza, drink, dessert and entertainment. Information and reservations: 790-5719, ext. 10.

JANUARY 21, 22
‘Doubt’
Pull-Tight Players present the 2005 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Jan. 21, 22, 27-30, Feb. 4, 5 at 112 2nd Ave. S., Franklin. Adults $16, seniors $14, students $12. Information: 791-5007.

JAN. 21-23
Barnum’s FUNundrum! Circus
Presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, the show celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of P.T. Barnum with 130 performers at the Bridgestone Arena. Tickets are $14-$25. VIP tickets are $40-$65. Circus Celebrity tickets are $100. All seats are reserved. Group rates, information: (888) 305-9550.

JAN. 22-23
Train History Festival
Montgomery Bell State Park will host its fourth annual model train show 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Montgomery Bell Inn & Conference Center. No charge. Information: 797-9051.

TUESDAY, JAN. 25
Focus on Food
Ashley Porter, RD, LDN, from the Minnie Pearl Cancer Center, will discuss what you should eat and should not eat to help prevent cancer. First of a three-part series at Gordon Jewish Community Center. 1-2 p.m. Information: meryl@nashvillejcc.org or call 356-7170.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26
Focus on Food
Jim Myers, past restaurant critic for the Tennessean, will give a talk about great Nashville restaurants. Second of a three-part series at Gordon Jewish Community Center. 7:30-9 p.m. Information: meryl@nashvillejcc.org or call 356-7170.

SATURDAY, JAN. 29
‘ArtSparks’ Open House
Try drawing, cake decorating, watercolor cards, knitting, flower arranging and more. Instructors will be on hand at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with plenty of free “make it, take-it” projects to choose from, plus demonstrations of acrylic, oil and watercolor painting techniques. Special children’s activities. Free admission: 790-5719, ext. 20.

MONDAY, JAN. 31
Focus on Food
Kevin Alexandroni’s cooking demonstration kitchen. Participants will learn to make and enjoy tapas, popular small plates of food. Third of a three-part series at Gordon Jewish Community Center. 6-9 p.m. Information: meryl@nashvillejcc.org or call 356-7170.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2
Interfaith Harmony Breakfast
Wisdom House, the new interfaith educational center of Scarritt-Bennett, will host the Tennessee State Interfaith Harmony Breakfast, 8- 10 a.m., at Bennett Hall 1008 19th Ave. S., Nashville. Immediately after the breakfast, Scarritt-Bennett will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Wisdom House. Rabbi Rami Shapiro, director of Scarritt-Bennett’s Wisdom House and co-founder of World Interfaith Harmony Breakfasts, will speak to breakfast attendees about “The Real Promise of Interfaith Dialogue.” Information: www.scarrittbennett.org.

ENDING FEB. 5
“I’ll Be Seeing You”
A 1940’s musical by Lydia C. Bushfield, directed by David Compton, at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre. Main stage, Tuesday-Saturday evenings. Senior matinees Jan. 13 and 20. Information and reservations: 646-9977.

SATURDAY, FEB. 12
Broadway At Bethlehem
A slice of Broadway comes to Franklin for the fifth annual Broadway at Bethlehem benefit featuring Tennessee Rep/Broadwayworld.com favorite Martha Wilkinson, international performers Holly Shepherd and Jennifer Richmond, as well as popular Nashville-area artists Daron Bruce, Amanda Lamb and B.J. Rowell at the Bethlehem UMC Performing Arts Center, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. Information: drama@bethlehemumc.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.

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.

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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