Social 9-1-2016

West End High Class Party

The West End High School class of 1954 held a class party at River Plantation in the club house, where they enjoyed a barbecue meal by Peg Leg Porker.

The class graduated the same year the beloved principal, Dr. W. H. Yarbrough, retired from the school.

The class members cheered “All the Way for Doc” at each sporting event, in honor of Yarbrough.

As a result of the excellence of the players and performers and the school spirit of the entire student body, the football team defeated many local rivals, the baseball team won the NIL championship, and the forensic, drama and band won statewide awards.

Guests at the party included: Ralph Greenbaum, Whit Stokes, Nancy Rankin, Dorothy and Jack Miller, James and Rachel Wright, Harriette and Don Maloney, Kent Cathcart, Kathy Abbott, Howard Taradash, and Elaine and Lyle Wolf.

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Eve of Janus Ball

The Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta presented the Eve of Janus to benefit the Tri Delta Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to support the program’s vital contribution in research, education and patient care.

Held at the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Signs of the Times, outstanding young women who are selected to be honored, were presented. Young men, known as Marshals, also are honored and escort the Signs during the presentation.

The honorary chairman was Scott C. Borinstein, M.D., Ph.D. and the junior honorary chairman was Parker Miles Logan.

The delicious dinner included a salad course with mixed greens and entree with grilled filet with portobello mushroom sauce.

The Signs of the Times were then presented to the audience by their fathers or representatives and the Marshalls escorted each young woman off the stage.

After the presentation everyone chose from a selection of desserts, including chocolate mudslide milkshake shooters, Meyer lemon tarts with fresh raspberries, and more.

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Authors in the Round Kickoff

Dianne Neal hosted the Authors in the Round Kickoff at her beautiful home with her co-chair, Paul Ney.

The Authors in the Round dinner, a part of the Southern Festival of Books, takes place on Friday, October 14. Tickets are $200 each and a portion of the ticket purchase is tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit the festival.

At the dinner, guests will mingle and dine with 40 festival authors for an evening of literary conversation and celebration of the written word.

At dinner, each table is paired with an author and each guest at the table receives a copy of the author’s book.

Several events at the 2016 festival will feature former and current Nashvillians, including author and owner of Parnassus Books, Ann Patchett (Commonwealth), novelist Jay McInerney (Bright, Precious Days: A Novel), fantasy writer Sherrilyn Kenyon (DragonMark) musician Kix Brooks (Cookin’ It With Kix: The Art of Celebrating and the Fun of Outdoor Cooking), and Anne Byrn, nationally-known as The Cake Mix Doctor.

Also appearing will be New York Times-bestselling authors Curtis Sittenfeld (Eligible: A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice), John Hart (Redemption Road) and Gayle Forman (Leave Me).

Award-winning nonfiction authors on hand will be National Book Award winner Adam Hochschild (Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939) and New York Times-bestselling author Matthew Desmond (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City).

New fiction authors will include Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me: A Novel), Yaa Gyasi (Homegoing: A Novel), Donald Ray Pollock (The Heavenly Table), and Libby Ware (Lum).

Fiction winner Robert Olen Butler (Perfume River) and renowned photographer Robert Cohen, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for his coverage of the Ferguson unrest will also appear.

Another feature will be children’s and young-adult authors David Arnold (Kids of Appetite), Lauren Oliver (Replica), C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen), Beth Revis (A World Without You) and Jason Reynolds (As Brave as You).

Question and answer sessions will be with television, film and music professionals Kimberly Williams-Paisley (actress from ABC’s show Nashville and author of Where the Light Gets In), Bill Anderson (Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music), and Sean Patrick Flanery (Jane, Two: A Novel).

In addition to three days of author readings and talks, the festival also features three performance stages.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Alexis Stevens at Alexis@HumanitiesTennessee.org or 615-770-0006, ext. 8014.

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