HEARTBREAKERS: The Arts Center of Cannon County announces its New Year’s Eve Celebration with “The Heartbreakers” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31. Get ready for a fun filled evening that will have your toes tapping. Ian Hunt, Heather Moulder and “The Heartbreakers” are set to entertain you with some of the tunes that lead the way to that old time Rock and Roll. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at 615-563-2787 or online at www.artscenterofcc.com. Dinner begins at 8 o’clock and the show starts at 9:30 p.m
YOUNG BENEFIT: There will be a benefit held at Hollow Springs Community Church on Saturday, January 9th at 6 p.m. for Jimmy Young. True Heart, Tim Bush and Heartsong will perform. There will also be a silent auction. For more information, call 765-7490, 765-7174 or 765-5956.
COOKIE TIME: Cannon County - your favorite Girl Scout cookies have arrived just in time for the holidays. Doorbells started ringing on Christmas Eve as door-to-door cookie sales began. Don’t worry though, if you miss your local neighborhood troop you can always find them at a local booth sale. Right in time for Valentine’s Day, booth sales begin Friday, February 12 and run through Sunday, March 7. For information about Girl Scouts call (615) 383-0490 or visit www.gsmidtn.org.
FREE CARDS: Is your library card missing? Hiding out in the pocket of a pair of old jeans? Was it eaten by Rover? Abducted by aliens? NEVER FEAR. Cannon County Library System can help. From now through Valentine’s Day, 2010, you can get a brand new replacement library card free of charge. That’s right. Free. The Cannon County Library Board has temporarily waived the $2.00 fee to replace a lost library card. Adams Memorial Library and Auburntown Branch Library are trying to reach a lofty goal. They want EVERYONE over the age of 4 in the county to have their own library card. There is also a small gift for the first 1000 new card holders and for regular library patrons who read this news release.
GIVE BLOOD: For many people, a new year signifies a fresh start. They resolve to get healthy and accomplish things they didn’t do the previous year. So when you are making your list of New Year’s resolutions, why not add blood donation to the list? Blood donation is so important because each donation has the potential to save up to three lives. So, this new year, consider a resolution that makes a lifesaving difference - give blood. Locally, you may give blood on Monday, Jan. 11, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at West Side Elementary School located at 3714 Murfreesboro Road in Readyville.
Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at bloodisneeded.org.
BASEBALL FUN: Come join the fun Feb. 27 and support the Cannon Co. High Baseball team in their upcoming 2010 baseball season. Starting at 1 p.m. there will be a 1st Pitch Dinner. Immediately following we will hold an alumni game and a homerun derby. If you would like a ticket to attend or if you would like to take part in the alumni game and homerun derby contact Coach Eddie Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-2144.
WOODBURY MEETING: The Town of Woodbury Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in regular session Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM at Woodbury City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.
PHOTO CLUB: The Murfreesboro Photography Club meets the second Monday night of the month at 6 30 in Murfreesboro. The club is open to all who are interested in Photography, from the professional to the beginner. Meetings are two hours, sometimes a little longer. For more information about the club, email Shirley at email@example.com or call 931-394-3650.
PUBLIC HEARINGS: The Woodbury Mayor and Aldermen will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010, 7:00 PM at the Woodbury City Hall concerning the following proposed ordinances:
Ordinance No. 428- an ordinance to rezone Smith Funeral Home from R-1 (Residential) to C-3 (Highway Commercial).The property is located at 303 Murfreesboro Road (Map 039P, Group A, Parcel 016.00 - Approx. 1.5 acres). The request is being made by the property owner William B. Smith. The ordinance and map will be posted at the Woodbury City Hall for public review.
Ordinance No. 429- an ordinance amending Section 18-320 of the Woodbury Municipal Code, to include a revised cross-connection policy.
SEASON TICKETS: Wondering what to give that person who has everything? For only $50 (a $66 value) you can buy the 2010 Arts Center of Cannon County’s Stagedoor Series which offers something for everyone, music, comedy, mystery, and more! The Arts Center will kick off the 2010 season with the blockbuster musical Fiddler on the Roof in March. Don’t miss out on this “must see” performance. The season continues in April with Mark Twain’s Is He Dead?, Showtime at First Baptist in June, Smoke on the Mountain in August, Blue Sky Boys in October and The Wizard of Oz in November. For $100 (a $178 value) you can buy the 2010 Centerstage Series which includes all of the above, plus 5 great concerts including Leon Redbone, The Fairfield Four, The Jake Leg Stompers, Robert Belfour and Janis Ian. Additional shows included in the Centerstage Series are Seussical the Musical in February, Amelia Earhart in May, A (to-be-announced) Big Fat Broadway Musical in July and “13” in September. There’s nothing like live theatre! Find out for yourself and help us celebrate 30 years of quality entertainment. Buy your tickets for the entire season and save.
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