Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Briefs: Get out and take a walk in October

September 30, 2009 The 2009 Walk Nashville Week celebrates and promotes walking in daily life in Davidson County. This year's 11th annual event is Oct. 3-9 and is sponsored by the Nashville Community Health and Wellness Team. • Walk to Worship Day encourages local congregations to walk to their worship activities on Oct. 3-4. • The Community Health and Wellness team is developing a printable booklet of various maps of community-based walks for Walk Your Neighborhood Day on Oct. 5 that will encourage physical activity and learn about Nashville. • Walk to Work Day on Oct. 6 asks Nashville workers to walk to work for the day and to consider walking to work more often. The Community Health and Wellness Team will set up at various locations around town to provide free breakfast to walkers. • Walk to School Day on Oct. 7 is designed to increase students' activity, focus on the walkability of the surrounding environment and increase safe walking skills. • Walk for Active Aging on Oct. 8 promotes walking among senior citizens and the senior centers. • Walk at Lunch Day on Oct. 9 promotes walking at lunch for the day. Area companies and local office buildings will be promoting walking groups for the day, and it is hoped they will continue these walking groups throughout the year. For details, visit March Gallery hosts new exhibit The artists of Popsicle Sticks will exhibit their latest works in a pattern-themed show "On and On" in the Janet Levine March Gallery at the Gordon Jewish Community Center. The show will open with an artist reception 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the GJCC, 801 Percy Warner Blvd., and remain up until Oct. 31. Popsicle Sticks and Rhinestones includes the following artists: Jennifer Bronstein, Adrienne Miller, Julie Sola, Mary Sullivan, Bethany Taylor, Nieves Uhl and Brad Vetter. Tourney benefits Cumberland River Compact The Middle Tennessee Stormwater Coalition will host a golf tournament to "Tee Off Against Dirty Water" Friday, Oct. 2, at Long Hollow Golf Course in Gallatin. Proceeds will benefit Nashville-based nonprofit the Cumberland River Compact. The entry fee is $350 per four-member team, which includes cart, green fees, and lunch. Door prizes will also be given. Mixed teams of women, men, and youths are encouraged. Sign in is at 7 a.m., with tee off at 8 a.m. Long Hollow Golf Course is at 1080 Long Hollow Pike in Gallatin. Opportunities to participate in or sponsor this event are still available. For more information, contact Goodlettsville Public Works at 859-2740 or the Cumberland River Compact at 522-7602.

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