Adventure Science Center’s MAD Bash
Adventure Science Center held its MAD Bash: Science of Taste to raise funds for its science enrichment programs.
The center was transformed into a mad-scientist’s laboratory where attendees enjoyed electrifying cocktails and infused drink and taste pairings, while watching live culinary demonstrations with blow torches, liquid nitrogen, and more.
The evening showcased music from local youth bands and auction items included: a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve, a Nashville vacation donated by Our Sitter List Nashville, Thompson Nashville, Hyde Salon, Hemline, and Prima, and an insider’s pass to the nation’s capital.
Committee members included: Louise Alexander, Constance Baker, Sarah Bartholomew, Brandy Bivens, Julie Burkhalter, Lola Chambless, Nicole Corey, Amy Crosby, Susan Davis, Ashley Frist, Jen Fuller, Amy Greathouse, Karly Hart, Jen Lacey, Kelly Mayes, Carey McDonald, Susan Meadow, Blaire Murfree, Alison Oldacre, Blair Parkes, Amy Pass, Sara Perry, Shelby Reuhling, Alice Rolli, Rebecca Rutledge, Amanda Sekulow, Julia Spickard, Whitney St. Pierre, Margaret Thompson, Leslie Toth, Heather Traylor, and Susan Neal Williams.
Pet Community Center Luncheon
A luncheon was held for Pet Community Center’s (PCC) advisory board at the beautiful home of Lisa Cheek.
Everyone sat on the patio overlooking the lush yard on a lovely spring day. Goodies from The Picnic were served, including finger sandwiches, fruit, pasta salad, and mini desserts.
Talk centered on the upcoming fundraiser Art for Animals, set for Saturday, May 6 at The Factory in Franklin.
The event will feature live and silent auctions of local and national artists’ work, and numerous other items including trips, dinners, services and much more. Art for Animals also will include music and a cocktail buffet.
Pet Community Center is a non-profit that provides low cost and free spaying and neutering of cats and dogs at its East Nashville clinic, as well as programs designed to keep pets in homes and out of shelters. Since opening in 2014, PCC’s clinic has served more than 30,000 animals.
Tickets to Art for Animals are $75 for general admission. Patron tickets are $125 and include front row seating, a dedicated bar, and swag bags with local gifts. For tickets or more information, visit NashvilleArtForAnimals.com.
Kidney Foundation’s Bright Lights
The Tennessee Kidney Foundation’s Bright Lights, Nashville Lights was a fun evening of dancing and dinner at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
The event boasted some of the best decorations of the year, as the committee turned the huge reception hall into a replica of Nashville’s Lower Broadway, complete with Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, a pedal tavern and much more.
Dr. Raymond Hakim, medical chairman of the event, remembered Dr. Gerald Schulman and his contributions.
Special musical guests were Jenny Gill and Jason White.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will help bring awareness and support to those affected by kidney disease and transplants in Middle Tennessee.
Committee members included: Thomas Avery, Cheryl Conquest, Haley Cromwell, Laura Deleot, Chance Dunleavy, Jessica Emler, Pam Hager, Erika Oakvik, Amy Peterson, Ashlee Pruitt, Diane Rybacki, Tami Torres, Tana Waack, and Amanda Walker.
St. Cecelia Academy’s Reception
Alumnae from St. Cecilia Academy gathered at the home of Sylvia Roberts to support the school’s expanding fine arts program.
The Reception of Note was the first of several upcoming outreach events held to raise awareness about the academy’s fine arts campaign, The Beauty Within.
The campaign’s mission is to raise funds to build a state-of-the-art complex to offer students the space and amenities needed to study visual and performing arts.
Guests at the reception enjoyed theatrical performances from current students, and food and drinks from MM Event Services.
Among those attending were: J.T. Thompson, Sister Cecilia Anne Wanner, Kats Barry, Scott and Peggy Hunt, Lisa Russell, Stephanie Nolan, Lou Dimond, Nancy Smith, Tom Wirth, Marilyn Leathers, Jean Stout, Becky Page, Mary May, Stephanie Nolan, Mary Jane Smith, Barbara Gronefeld, Tina Whitley, and Claudia Kornmeyer.
Lin Folk’s 100th Birthday Party
Nashville treasure Lin Folk celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at her residence at The Meadows.
She received a resolution praising her and her accomplishments from State Representative Bo Mitchell, who was on hand to read it, and a proclamation from the governor.
Everyone enjoyed cake, nuts, grapes, strawberries, cheeses and crackers, and raspberry punch.
Pianist Bill Ferrari performed and The Meadows Activities Director Becky Pardue was the party organizer.
A former WPLN contributor, Folk will be the first public radio host inducted into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in May. Folk also spent twenty years in the military and was a storyteller in the children’s section at the Nashville Public Library.
Guests included: Skip and Trish Woolwine, Kathryn Smith, Sarah Peay, Sarah Stamps, Janet Davies, Linda Crookes, Thomas Pearson, Anne Holt, Dru Smith, Bill McCarty, Eileen Handler, Suzanne Coleman, Ann Call, Dakie Cowan, Lisa Larson, Richard Stein, Bobby Boucher, Buch Buchanan, Mariah Mehus, Jo Bruce, Suzie Shaw-Drummond, and Bob Anderson.