Friday, October 23, 2009

Briefs: Need help at holidays? Deadline nears

United Way is looking for individuals who need help purchasing toys for the holidays. Call 2-1-1, a community referral help line, for assistance, but you must apply by Oct. 30. The association and other area nonprofits expect to see a spike in requests due to the economy and unemployment in the area. Links chapter reaches out to cancer patients The Parthenon Chapter of The Links, Inc. is sponsoring a wig drive for African-American cancer patients. The wigs can be donated Saturday, Oct. 24, at 1915 Charlotte Ave., Suite 205. The group recently learned there is a national shortage of wigs for African-American women cancer patients. Wigs can also be donated at any of the following locations: 4243 Lebanon Road Suite B, 740 Cool Springs Blvd. Suite #100, 1747 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro and 100 Springhouse Court Suite 230 in Hendersonville. For more information, call 615-320-0099. Church celebrates new hymnals Bellevue Baptist Church, 7400 Highway 70 S., will hold a special evening worship service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, to celebrate the new hymnals donated to the church. NCS hosts fall festival and crafts fair Nashville Christian School, 7555 Sawyer Brown Road, will hosts its fifth annual Fall Funival and Craft Fair 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will feature several activities including inflatables, a treasure dig, a hayride, karaoke and the sack race and pumpkin seed-spitting contests. A cakewalk and silent auction will feature theme baskets full of prizes. There will also be a free trunk or treat 3–5 p.m. Concessions will be available throughout the day. A haunted house will kick off the festivities Friday, Oct. 30. The entry fee is $5 per person. The haunted house admission is included in the Saturday armband rate of $10. Single activity tickets will also be sold. Craft vendors interested in participating in the craft fair should contact Ashley Page at 356-5600, ext. 114, or The school will also hold open houses from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 4 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Faculty and staff members will host tours of the school and answer questions regarding the admissions process and academic and extracurricular offerings for students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Fest celebrates Beaman, Bells Bend parks The Beaman-to-Bells Bend Park2Park Celebration, an event to raise awareness about the two Davidson County parks and the rural corridor that connects them, is Saturday, Oct. 24. The daylong event includes a variety of events, including workshops on art and photography, bake sale, arts and crafts sale, hayrides, hikes, a bloat float and a free Buffalo Rome concert and camp fire. All events are free and open to the public.Concert goers should bring a blanket, flashlight and picnic dinner. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at Bells Bend Park. For more information, visit The Tennessean

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