Social Events

Centerstone Event

Karen Rhea, Elizabeth McAlister, and Beth Hail.

Karen Rhea, Elizabeth McAlister, and Beth Hail.

Lee Ann Ingram hosted “Sip, Nibble, Listen & Learn” at her home at Riverview Farm, where guests learned more about Centerstone. Co-hosts Kelly Crockett Crook and Dana Oman joined Centerstone Tennessee CEO Bob Vero in sharing their stories about Centerstone, a resource center that provides professional behavioral services for individuals who struggle with various mental and physical illnesses. Vero discussed the impact Centerstone has on the lives of local teens through the life coaching services. Everyone enjoyed tomato and mozzarella paninis, fresh fruit skewers, bacon tomato canapes, and Ahi tuna wontons by Johnny Haffner. Craig Duncan Music played on the back patio and fresh cut summer flowers were provided by Tulip Tree. For more information, visit https://centerstone.org/locations/tennessee.

Mother To Mother Event

Sarah Ella Cole, Jennifer Lord, Katherine Clark Neff, and Lisa Neff.

Sarah Ella Cole, Jennifer Lord, Katherine Clark Neff, and Lisa Neff.

Mother To Mother benefitted from a Kendra Scott event which was held at the lovely jewelry shop to support the nonprofit that helps needy children. Everyone enjoyed white sangria and lots of other goodies as they perused the merchandise and chatted with friends. Mother To Mother was started in 2004 and distributes diapers, car seats, clothing, cribs, strollers, and other essential baby items to low-income children from birth to age ten. To date, Mother To Mother has distributed 1,815,376 diapers, 2,914 car seats, 975 cribs, and a total of 3.1 million items to the community. More than 71,000 children have been served. All donated items support low-income families living below the federal poverty level of $24,250 for a family of four. One child in five lives in poverty, which equals 15.5 million impoverished children in United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Children who are poor for at least one year are less successful in school and their careers and are more likely to have a baby in their teens or be incarcerated. For more information, visit www.mothertomotherinc.org.

Chukkers for Charity

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Meredie Nelson, Mary Simonsen, Charlie Nelson, and Chris Simonsen.

The 21st annual Nissan Chukkers for Charity polo match swept guests “Up, Up & Away!” at Riverview Farm, hosted by Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram. The signature event raises funds for Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! and featured two local teams, Nissan and AshBlue. The Nissan team included Virginia Ingram, Orrin Ingram, Wes Finlayson and James Armstrong, and the AshBlue team members were Lexie Armstrong, Zulu Scott-Barnes, Whistle Uys and Stevie Orthwein. The polo match included a father and daughter playing together, as well as a husband and wife on opposing teams. Team Nissan prevailed with a score of 10-4, naming Virginia Ingram as the most valuable player. Attendees enjoyed perfect polo weather, in addition to a classic car show, cabana decorating contest, silent auction, petting zoo and signature Jack Daniels “Pony Up” cocktails.

Artclectic Preview Party

Donna Glassford, Susan Schoenecker, Jennifer Penson, and Kobie Pretorius.

Donna Glassford, Susan Schoenecker, Jennifer Penson, and Kobie Pretorius.

Artclectic’s Preview Party was held at the gorgeous home of Tory and Will Fitzgibbon, and guests got a chance to see jewelry, paintings, ceramics and more that will be for sale at the main event, coming up October 19 to 21. Artclectic, a benefit for University School of Nashville (USN), showcases a diverse assortment of juried exhibitors with a rich mix of media. The 2017 chairs are Lori Fishel, Nancy Jacobs and Molly Upchurch. The show, held at USN, provides valuable art education for USN students and the Nashville community through enriching experiences, such as demonstrations, class tours and hands-on workshops. Proceeds from the event go to the Artclectic Endowment Fund for Innovative Teaching, which supports curricular innovation and classroom excellence. Artclectic Patrons Party will be Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ARTBash is set for Friday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a gallery party and art sale open to the public. There will be free admission, with light fare and a cash bar. Saturday, Oct. 21 the show will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission. For more information, visit artclectic.org.