Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Briefs: Soles4Souls to host shoe drive in August

Tennessean Soles4Souls is collecting new shoes from shoppers at Opry Mills shopping mall during August. Shoes will be donated to the community. Shoppers who donate new shoes will receive an Opry Mills coupon book. Shoes can be brought to the mall's guest services area. Ten shoes autographed by celebrities shoes will be displayed during the month at OFF 5th Saks 5th Avenue and will be up for bid on eBay from noon Aug. 21 until noon Aug. 31. On Saturday, Aug. 8, Soles4Souls will celebrate its Guinness world record that was set when the local shoe charity broke the mark for longest chain of shoes, made with nearly 20,000 pairs. Soles4Souls made the chain from its collection of new and gently used shoes last holiday season. Activities scheduled include: • 1-3 p.m. — Radio remote from Mix 92.9 FM • 1-2 p.m. — The Fish, 94 FM, will present an artist on stage. • 2:15 p.m. — Wayne Elsey, Soles4Souls CEO, will speak and be presented with the Guinness world record certificate. • 2:30 p.m. — Tiffany Johnson performs ACT Prep Class planned for two test dates The Hermitage Enrichment and Learning Program is holding an ACT Prep Class for two upcoming test dates for the college entrance exam. The center is at 627 Shute Lane in Old Hickory. Cost is $195. For the test date of Saturday, Sept. 12, the schedule is: Session 1: General Test Taking Strategies — 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, or 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. Session 2: English and Reading — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 15, or 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. Session 3: Math and Science — 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug 22, or 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. Session 4: Review and Practice Test 2 — 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, or 4-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. For the test date of Saturday, Oct. 24, the schedule is: Session 1: General Test Taking Strategies — 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, or 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. Session 2: English and Reading — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 3, or 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. Session 3: Math and Science — 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 10, or 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. Session 4: Review and Practice Test 2 — 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, or 4-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Classes are limited to 10 students. A practice test will be given to all students before the beginning of the first study session. Call 883-5437. Golf tournament benefits Breast Cancer Coalition The Thirteenth Annual Lowe's Celebration of Life TBCC Classic, presented by Kroger, will be held Friday, Aug. 7, at Hermitage Golf Course to benefit the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition. More than 450 golfers participated last year. The fee is $250 for individuals and $1,000 for a four-person team. Play will be on the President's Reserve and General's Retreat courses at Hermitage Golf Course, 3939 Old Hickory Boulevard in Old Hickory. The format is a four-person scramble, with shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on both courses. For morning players, breakfast and lunch will be provided. For afternoon players, a lunch and dinner will be provided. Prizes will be awarded in three flights. A silent and live auction and party are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. For more information call 377-8777. Swimming lesson scholarship fund celebrated The Christian Joelle Gordon Swim Lessons Scholarship Fund was dedicated at a celebration in July at the Donelson-Hermitage Family YMCA, 3001 Lebanon Pike. Christian Gordon drowned last summer, and nearly 100 members of his family attended the YMCA for the event, A Sweet Spirit Celebration. The scholarship fund is expected to provide scholarships for 125 children annually. Ralph Brewer named Lions Club District governor Donelson resident Ralph Brewer was recently installed as District Governor of the Lions Clubs International District 12-I. Brewer, a retired superintendent of the Tennessee School for the Blind, was installed at the 92nd Lions Clubs International Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. For one year Brewer will oversee 44 Lions Clubs in 16 counties in Middle Tennessee. Lions Clubs International engages in numerous service projects such as disaster relief, teaching life skills to school children, building playgrounds, supporting the elderly and assisting the blind and visually impaired by providing preventative screenings, eye glasses and eye surgery. Tennessee State University alumna headlines show Xernona Clayton, a Tennessee State University alumna and founder of The Trumpet Awards, will headline her one-woman show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at TSU's Performing Arts Center's Cox-Lewis Theater. "An Evening with Xernona" will feature Clayton telling stories from her experiences starting with the Civil Rights movement to network television. TSU's Vintagers Club, The Trumpet Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are all participating in the event. There is no cost to attend. An opportunity to help in the fight against breast cancer by becoming a Circle of Promise Ambassador will be extended. Clayton is a Circle of Promise Ambassador. Call 963-5831.

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