Social 2-9-2017

Legal Aid Society Leadership Breakfast

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands hosted its Leadership Cabinet Breakfast at Cabana, where guests enjoyed a meal of eggs, bacon, sausage, grits and more.

The event celebrated the 44 law firms that have developed the foundation of Legal Aid Society’s 2017 Campaign for Equal Justice, in which the organization solicits donations from firms, in-house legal departments, individual attorneys, and the community at large.

Legal Aid Society has already raised $460,501 towards its goal of $826,000 for the 2017 campaign, and the official kickoff for the 2017 campaign is March 9.

Legal Aid Society advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The non-profit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty.

It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma.

For more information about Legal Aid Society, visit www.las.org.

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Red Cross Tiffany Circle Event

At a recent Lunch and Learn, more than 30 Red Cross Tiffany Circle members and guests heard about the American Red Cross and were trained in lifesaving skills including Citizen CPR and AED.

Hostesses Divya Shroff and Rowena Dolor Cuffe spoke about the critical mission of the American Red Cross and the work of the Tiffany Circle, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

Guest speaker Julie Spain then told a compelling personal story of using her Red Cross training to save the life of her husband, who suffered a heart attack in his sleep.

Red Cross facilitator Thomas Caldwell instructed the members and guests in Citizen CPR for adults and infants, AED, and blocked airways.

Chef’s Market provided wraps with turkey, avocado and swiss, chicken salad, ham, cheddar and asparagus, veggies, and chicken caesar, and green salad with strawberries, goat cheese, and pine nuts.

For more information, visit www.redcross.org/local/tennessee.

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Woman’s Club Valentine’s Party

The Woman’s Club of Nashville held its sixth annual Valentine’s Party at the club, where red and pink were the colors of the evening.

White tablecloths held red napkins, red carnations in red vases, strings of pink hearts, heart shaped Valentines, pink rose petals, and more.

The Moonlighters Big Band played for dinner and dancing.

Guests enjoyed a wonderful meal provided by Menu Makers Catering. Dinner began with appetizers of fruit, assorted gourmet cheeses and wine.

A mixed green salad of citrus, with feta cheese, cranberries and balsamic vinaigrette followed.

The main course included stuffed chicken breast, roasted herbed butternut squash, fresh asparagus, rolls and butter.

To complete the meal, everyone was served Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese icing and chocolate nuggets.
In the heart of Green Hills, The Woman’s Club  is housed in a Greek revival home on a rolling hill overlooking Hillsboro Pike.

Originally built in 1927 by Judge Beauregard Daniel, the white-columned mansion features European flair yet exudes the warmth and charm of the American south.

Its hand-carved Italian mantels, sparkling chandeliers and world-class paintings provide the perfect backdrop for all kinds of occasions.

The mansion has been home to The Woman’s Club of Nashville since 1957, and was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places in 2010.

The Woman’s Club is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of women committed to enhancing the quality of life in the community by promoting civic, cultural, educational and social activities while providing opportunities for service and fellowship.

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Junior Achievement Bottles for BizTown

Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee (JA) held its 5th Annual Bottles for BizTown at JA BizTown where everyone enjoyed a masked wine tasting competition.

The event supports BizTown, an educational program for fourth, fifth and sixth-graders that teaches students about entrepreneurship and personal finance through real-world experiences.

Food provided by City Fire included fruit, cheese, turkey rollers, chicken bites, and more. Sugarlands Distilling Co. was on hand to provide tastings of its moonshine.

The event was hosted by Premier Logistics and presented by 96.3 Jack FM. Among the silent auction items were Vanderbilt basketball tickets, UPS gear, ZZ Top tickets, gift certificates for Lee Company, Kendra Scott jewelry, firearm training, a bar starter set, vintage signs, a signed Packers helmet, a gift certificate for McCaffrey Photography, a guitar signed by Tim McGraw, and much more.

Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students that focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

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Art for Animals Planning Meeting

A committee meeting was held for Pet Community Center’s Art for Animals, set for Saturday, May 9 at The Factory in Franklin.

The event will feature live and silent auctions of local and national artists, and numerous other items including trips, dinners, services and much more.

Art for Animals also will offer live music, a cocktail buffet and a photo booth for attendees.

Pet Community Center is a nonprofit that provides low cost and free spaying and neutering of pets at its East Nashville clinic, as well as programs designed to keep pets in homes and out of shelters.

Since opening in 2014, Pet Community Center’s spay and neuter clinic has served more than 18,000 animals in Nashville and surrounding communities and the number of cats and dogs that enter the Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control has dropped by sixty-four percent.

The shelter has cited Pet Community Center as being a major reason the number of unwanted pets coming in has dropped so significantly.

Pet Community Center has developed community outreach programs, such as a Mobile Wellness Clinic, which provides low cost vaccines and microchips.

In addition, the successful Community Cat program has resulted in 47% fewer cats entering the shelter.

Art for Animals supports these life saving efforts by auctioning artwork in a variety of media and numerous other items.

The programs reach the most at-risk pets in the Nashville area, preventing pet homelessness, and improving the quality of life for underserved pets and people.

Art for Animals committee members include: Art and Live Auction Chairs Peggy Daniels and Diana Springfield, Box Office Chair Jacqui Pittenger, Decor and Logistics Chair Kim Sullivan, Marketing Chair Brenna Davenport-Leigh, Jourdan Parenteau, Silent Auction Chairs Cheryl Heitzman, Kandace Holland and Allison Letson, and Patron Chairs Dancey Sanders and Patsy Weigel.

The committee is seeking sponsors, patrons and donations for the auctions. To make a donation or request an invitation, call 615-512-5001.

Tickets to Art for Animals are $75 for general admission. Patron tickets are $125 and include front row seating, a dedicated bar, and exclusive swag bags filled with local gifts.

All tickets are now available on the event website at NashvilleArtForAnimals.com.

For more information about the organization, visit www.PetCommunityCenter.org.

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