Oz Arts Nashville’s CigArt
CigArt took place at OZ Arts Nashville and was the third annual fundraiser benefiting the nonprofit contemporary arts center, OZ Arts Nashville.
The creation of CigArt was inspired by Cano, Tim and Aylin Ozgener, who for over a decade orchestrated hundreds of consumer events featuring their then cigar brand, CAO.
A friend and fellow host-committee member, Joseph Grenvicz, suggested OZ Arts replicate and refine these events into one and add art to the mix, which they did.
Martin’s BBQ, Best Brands, Corsair, and Crowned Heads provided food and beverages for the event.
Guests included: Sue and Dave Berryman, Brock Bodart, Gary Everton, Jimmy Wilson III, Patrick Micklewright, Pat Raines, Brandon Kuvara, and Vandana and Rick Abramson.
DAR Gen. Robertson Chapter Fall Kickoff
The General James Robertson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its fall kickoff at the home of Susan Ramsey.
New officers and committee chairs gathered for a delicious lunch by Corner Market Catering with quiche, a salad with greens, strawberries and feta cheese, and a variety of delicious bar cookies.
Various charitable endeavors of this chapter were discussed, including sending military units “goodie” boxes, which include razors, shampoo, socks, long underwear, snacks, and items to give the children in the villages where the military units are posted.
The chapter also helps support scholarships for native Americans, Fisher House, a rehabilitation center for members of the military, Fort Nashboro, the Nashville City Cemetery, and many more projects.
The new officers are: Regent Ginger Stephenson, 1st Vice Regent Myra Leathers, 2nd Vice Regent Lisa Whitten, Chaplain Denise Arnold, Recording Secretary Beth Hamilton, Corresponding Secretary Bea Thompson, Treasurer Elaine Youngblood, Registrar Paula Snyder, and Historian Pam Wallace.
Committee heads include: Chapter Achievement Chairs Susan Ramsey and Lisa Whitten, DAR Good Citizens Chair Marees Choppin, Membership Chair Amy McKelvey, National Defense Chair Ruth Cannon, Flag of the United States Chair Debbie Bryan, Women’s Issues Chair Mary Brockman, Preservation of the General James Robertson Burial Ground Chair Lyn James, Telephone Chair Mae Ambrose, Email Chair Lacy Nelson, Project Patriot Chair Lisa Whitten, Yearbook Compilation Chair Debbie Bryan, Yearbook Printing Chair Mae Ambrose, DAR Magazine Chair Nancy Brown, and Junior Membership Chair Florence McKeithen.
Sexual Assault Center’s Mad Hatter Gala
The Sexual Assault Center’s Mad Hatter Gala was held at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, where the spotlight was on Tim Tohill, the organization’s president who is retiring after 25 years.
Since the first gala more than 20 years ago, over two million dollars have been raised to benefit Middle Tennessee’s Sexual Assault Center.
The Mad Hatter included a cocktail hour, auction, and a delicious dinner. Beverages were provided by Lipman Brothers.
The auction chairs were Anne Elizabeth McIntosh, Andra Perkerson, and Joelle Speed.
Among the 400 supporters were: Cynthia and Dave Arnholt, Angela and Jerry Bostelman, Melanie and Kerr Tigrett, Carissa and Tim Pereira, Jamaica and Stephen Zralek, K. McCarthey, Kendra Scott, Judson Allen, Laurie Hooper, Beth Johnson, Kathy Schwartz, Nancy Benskin, Nancy Bunting, Desiree Jones, Jay Joyner, Perian Strang, Gina White, Laura Hollins, Mary Gingrass, Lucy Duvall, and Dixie Cooper.
Assistance League Luncheon
Assistance League Nashville held a fundraising luncheon at Richland Country Club to help provide new school uniforms for Metro Nashville elementary students in need.
One hundred percent of the funds raised will be used to clothe Metro Nashville public school children. More than 3,200 students were served last year, and the group expects to help even more for the 2017-18 school year.
After a delicious lunch, everyone enjoyed hearing speaker Peggy O’Neal Peden, a local author debuting her first novel. Your Killin’ Heart is a humerous murder mystery set in Nashville’s county music business.
The silent auction offered something for everyone, including dinners, books, a huge porch candle, wine, craft beer, drink despenser, a quilt, and much more.
President of the organization is Suzanne Baker and co-chairs of the silent auction are Lynda Dillin and Sherry Sonnenberg.
For more information, visit nashville.assistanceleague.org.
Jazz Workshop Jazzmania Patron Party
The Nashville Jazz Workshop Jazzmania Patron Party was held at the organization’s Jazz Cave near Germantown.
Everyone enjoyed discussing the upcoming Jazzmania, which will be Saturday, October 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Factory in Franklin.
The event will include live and silent auctions, with items such as vacation packages, tickets to events, special dinner packages, in-home concerts, and the “Small Works” collection of artwork by some the area’s top artists.
Featured entertainer will be GRAMMY Award winner saxophone soloist Kirk Whalum.
All proceeds from Jazzmania go to support the operation of the Jazz Workshop, including classes, performances, and community outreach activities for youth, seniors, and the entire community.
Jazzmania tickets are $150 per person. Visit www.nashvillejazz.org for more information.
NPT’s Ask This Old House Event
Steve Sirls and Allen DeCuyper welcomed Richard Trethewey, a regular on Nashville Public Television’s (NPT) Ask This Old House, to their old house, The Craighead House, which was built in Nashville in 1805.
The event was held so viewers of the program could meet Trethewey, who specializes in plumbing and HVAC. Trethewey gave a few remarks and then was asked numerous questions by fans of the show.
Ask This Old House is the sister series of This Old House, a home improvement program which has been broadcast on public television for many years.
Regulars on Ask This Old House answer viewers’ home repair or improvement questions and also visit some homeowners who need help.
For the many guests at the NPT event, Bacon and Caviar provided flatbread, hot chicken bites and various other canapes, mac and cheese with several toppings, donut holes, and more.