Social 2-16-2017

Chocolate Affair for MusiCares

Lightning 100’s Chocolate Affair was held at Marathon Music Works to benefit MusiCares, a charity which provides financial and medical assistance, and resources for emergencies for music professionals.

Jazz singer Rebecca Sayre performed for the big crowd, which greatly enjoyed all the chocolate treats and other goodies. 8 Lavender Lane provided a chocolate fountain with strawberries, cherries, pineapple, cookies, brownies, Rice Krispies Treats, and much more to dip into the flowing chocolate.

Offerings ranged from Nothing Bundt Cakes, Christie Cookies and truffles to pies, cupcakes and bacon covered in chocolate.

Among those participating were: 12th Table, Wolfe Gourmet Cakes, Brittle Brothers, Nashville Chocolate and Nut Co., Krispy Kreme, Hattie Jane’s Creamery, GooGoo Shop, Peanut Shop, Bacon and Caviar, Southern Jerky Co., Paul’s Chocolate, Wise Butter, Frothy Monkey, Loving Pie Co., Urban Juicer, Sweet Creations Pie Bakery, OrderUp, Sprinkles, Tempered Cafe and Chocolate,  Decker and Dyer, and Nashville Cookie Co.

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Mary Nell Bryan’s Valentine Party

Mary Nell Bryan hosted a Valentine Party for many of her female friends at the home she will soon be moving into with her rescued cats.

Guests enjoyed seeing her new house, which is spacious with an open floor plan and beautiful dark wood floors.

Everyone loved the wonderful food served, including fruit, cheese, crackers, heart-shaped cookies, caramel cake, strawberry cake, and chocolate candies, including delicious fudge and peanut clusters prepared by the host’s mother, Jean Bryan.

Each guest was sent home with a heart shaped box containing even more delicious chocolate candy.
The only gentleman at the event was Mike Kopp, who kept the ladies supplied with all kinds of tempting beverages.

Among those enjoying the festivities were: Nancy Russell, Jane Bauer, Martha Boyd, Kim Speakman, Dana Moore, Valerie Nagoshiner, Doris Barnes, Rhonda Phillippi, Rebecca Montgomery, Lise Brown, Michelle Evans, Melissa Hammel, Judith Wolf Mandell, Phoebe Dail, Wilhemina Davis, Sherri Giorgio, Elke Ridenour, Jo Ann Tumey, and Marlene Sanders.

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Children’s Theatre’s Grand Day Kickoff

The Nashville American Marketing Association (NAMA) held a kickoff for its Entertainment & Sports Special Interest Marketing (SIG) at Double Dogs of Sylvan Park.

NAMA is a nonprofit dedicated to helping marketing professionals network, learn and grow. The new SIG was created to promote and support the marketing profession within the entertainment and sports industry in the Nashville area.

Everyone wore their favorite NFL jersey or team’s colors as ice breakers to the fun event. An appetizer buffet offered mac and cheese, chips, dips served in dog bowls, chicken wings, fried pickles and more.

After the event, many stayed at Double Dogs to watch the Predators game on the big screens.

The SIG’s in-depth learning events explore some of the best practices from industry leaders. Numerous luncheon programs, workshops, and social events are planned for 2017.

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Children’s Theatre’s Grand Day Kickoff

Nashville Children Theatre’s (NCT) Grand Day Kickoff was held at the new restaurant, Fin & Pearl, where everyone enjoyed homemade cheese dip, smoked trout, chicken Caesar egg rolls, and more.

Grand Day is NCT’s annual fundraiser and proceeds benefit arts education programs, especially scholarships for camps and workshops and reduced ticket fees for performances.

Grand Day is set for Sunday, April 23 at NCT from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Activities will include a patrons luncheon with hands-on art activities for children, parents, grandparents and other guests.  In addition, many lobby activities fill the time between the luncheon and the performance.

After the performance there will be a full-scale kids carnival with food and drinks and many fun activities taking  place inside NCT and outside (weather permitting).

Among those who RSVPed for the kickoff were: Reegus Flenory, Gail Danner, Dianne Neal, Jim and Stacey Nickle, Perri duGard Owens, Anthony Owens, Stephen Peluso, Andrea Perry, Roger Rochelle, Maria Salas, Mike Shmerling, Jim Shulman, Emily Slattery, Amy Ward, Jennifer Woodruff, and Isaac Oppong.

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