Social Events of the Week

TPAC’s Tony Awards Viewing Party

Tim and Kathleen O’Brien, and Brent Hyam.

Tim and Kathleen O’Brien, and Brent Hyam.

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) hosted a free viewing party for the 71st Tony Awards on stage in the James K. Polk Theatre. The sponsors were Liberty Party Rental, Frothy Monkey, and Gold Medal Popcorn.
A huge big screen, comfortable white couches, tables and chairs, and door prizes contributed to the fun evening.

Sabrina Brown, Clara Brown, and Terry Vo.

Sabrina Brown, Clara Brown, and Terry Vo.

A delicious buffet offered chicken salad, cured meats, cheeses, olives, hummus, vegetables, pimento cheese, cupcakes, and, of course, popcorn.
Everyone enjoyed watching the winners as they were announced, including: Oslo, Best Play; Dear Evan Hansen, Best Musical; Laurie Metcalf, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play; Bette Midler, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical; Kevin Kline, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play; and Ben Platt, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

The Andrew’s Agency Open House

Susan Andrews, Thompson, Bari Watson Beasley, David Garrett and India Mayer.

Susan Andrews, Thompson, Bari Watson Beasley, David Garrett and India Mayer.

The Andrews Agency, a full service public relations, marketing and event management firm, gathered with clients and friends on Wednesday, June 28 in celebration of its recent announcement of Jena Locke Thomas as president and partner. Founding partner Susan Andrews Thompson will remain involved in the agency’s operations as chief executive officer. The reception took place in The Andrews Agency’s new suite in Cummins Station with hors d’oeuvres catered by Chef’s Market, including mini avocado tempura tacos, bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp, crab cakes with a mango remoulade, BLT bites and a blueberry with honeyed goat cheese flatbread, along with tastings of Battlefield Bourbon. Floral arrangements were provided by OSHi Floral Design with music curated by Peter Mayer.

FiftyForward’s Crown Affair

Community leaders honored at FiftyForward’s 28th annual Crown Affair, held at FiftyForward’s Patricia Hart Building, were Jim and Janet Ayers, Mercedes Lytle, Ming Wang and SunTrust.

Jeri Hasselbring and Ming Wang.

Jeri Hasselbring and Ming Wang.

dKates Catering offered a delicious menu of beef tenderloin, crab stuffed shrimp, and butterscotch budino tarts. Co-chair Tori Alexander provided floral arrangements in blue and white containers atop festive green lattice tablecloths and the silent auction featured numerous desirable items ranging from art to travel.

Established in 1956, FiftyForward supports, champions and enhances life for those 50 and older and  offers educational, health and wellness, arts and volunteer programs to engage older adults.

The Crown Affair raises funds to benefit the seven FiftyForward lifelong learning centers in Davidson and Williamson counties, as well as agency programs and services such as FiftyForward Care Management, FiftyForward Meals on Wheels and FiftyForward Adult Day Services.

Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’

Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ was held at First Presbyterian Church, where 100 volunteer Crankers served homemade ice cream to benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center. The center helps children and adults in poverty through work, education, and employment.

Alan Herd, Jane Yount, and Rose Herd

Alan Herd, Jane Yount, and Rose Herd

This year’s winners were:
•Best of Show and Chocolate Based Flavors First Place, Steve Morris, 2 x Chocolate Cherry Oreos & Cream
•Vanilla Based Flavors, First Place, Maralie Exton, This is How the Fruit Bar Crumbles; Second Place, Richard Exton, Professor Fezziwig’s Lemon Honey Frosty
•Chocolate Based Flavors, Second Place, Kristine and Emmit Vaslerskis, S’more S’mores
•Other Based Flavors, First Place, Mayme Lee Lawrence, Predators Peachy Victory; Second Place, Dale and Barbara Roos, Peachy Keen

Patrons of the event included: Juli and Ralph Mosley, Beth and Jim Felch, Burkley and Newton Allen, Carol and Hank Howerton, Molly and Daniel Ruberg, Joelle and Brant Phillips, and Ashley and Harrison Frist.

Annie, Brad, Maddie, Courtney and Grace Robers

Annie, Brad, Maddie, Courtney and Grace Robers