What's coming up in Clarksville – Clarksville Leaf Chronicle


Here’s a roundup of what you need to know about upcoming events in Clarksville. Everything is free and open to the public unless it says otherwise. Send your announcements to news@theleafchronicle.com.

APSU Guitarfest

Austin Peay State University and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will present the annual GuitarFest, featuring guest artist concerts and workshops, free and open to the public, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11-13, in Mabry Concert Hall. For information, contact Stanley Yates at yatess@apsu.edu or call 931-221-7351.

Jimmy Terry monument to be unveiled

Legends Bank, the Jimmy Terry Monument Committee and the City of Clarksville invite the community to join in the dedication of the Jimmy Terry Monument at McGregor Park, 640 N. Riverside Drive, at noon Friday, Feb. 15.

Children’s auditions for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ 

Local youth will have the opportunity to work alongside professional actors when the Roxy Regional Theatre holds children’s auditions for the roles of Scout, Jem and Dill in “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Friday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. Interested auditionees should email roxy@roxyregionaltheatre.org to be added to the audition list. For details, go to www.roxyregionaltheatre.org/auditions. 

DUI checkpoint

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Friday Feb. 15, on Kraft Street in Montgomery County.

American Legion Centennial Celebration

The American Legion CSM Gary W. Crisp Post 289 is hosting A Centennial Celebration on Feb. 16 from 6-11 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 1801 Fort Campbell Blvd. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at store.tnpost289.org or by contacting Fae Casper, 931-436-7452. Light refreshments will be served. This is an alcohol-free event. There will be a dessert contest, best period dress (guests can choose to dress in any period form 1919-2019) and amateur dance contest. Music provided by the 101st Airborne Division Jazz Band.

Clarksville’s Contributions to Black History

Clarksville’s Contributions to Black History, a program organized by Jackie Collins, will be presented Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 451 Webb Road. 

Lincoln Funeral Train at Historical Society

“The Lincoln Funeral Train from an Undertaker’s Point of View” will be presented Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Civic Hall, Veterans Plaza, at the meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Presented by Bethlehem UMC Minister James Mandrell. 

Disability rights information session

Disability Rights TN and STEP Inc. (Support & Training for Exceptional Parents) will offer a free Information Exchange Session on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Lettie P. Kendall Outreach Center, 203 Plum St., for parents, caregivers and guardians of school-age children and youth with disabilities. Register by Feb. 18 and we’ll include dinner for free. This session will also be offered in Spanish. Child care will not be available. For more, or to register, go to http://bit.ly/infoexchangedrt or call STEP at 800-280-7837 (Español 800-975-2919), or email information@tnstep.org.

APSU Industry Summit for Veterans

The Veteran Business Outreach Center, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the Austin Peay State University Division of External Affairs and the APSU Office of Career Services will join forces to help military-connected individuals interested in opening their own businesses. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 22, the three entities will host the APSU Industry Summit for Veterans: Boots to Business Reboot at 416 College St. For information or to register, visit apsub2b.eventbrite.com or contact Peters at 931-221-1370 or petersL@apsu.edu.

Black History Month Celebration

Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Franklin St., Youth and Young Adult Ministries will celebrate Black History Month, Feb. 23, 3-6 p.m. The event will commence with “A Taste Of Soul” with menu items prepared by members of the congregation, and a tour of The Black History Wall Of Fame, followed by “Paving The Way,” a dramatic presentation of African-Americans who shaped history.

Free comedy at Spring Creek Baptist

Spring Creek Baptist Church will host a free comedy concert on Saturday, Feb. 23, featuring Paul Aldrich, who has been featured on Disney Cruises and on Laugh USA Radio. Doors will open for general seating at 6:30 pm, and the event kicks off at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are suggested. Donations will be collected for Hope Pregnancy Center. Visit www.HopePregnancy.net to learn more, or call 931-645-2273 to reserve seats.  

Miss Black Clarksville Pageant

The annual Miss Black Clarksville Scholarship Pageant will be Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Kenwood High School, 251 E. Pine Mountain Road. Advance tickets are $15 on Eventbrite.com, and tickets at the door are $20.

Surrender of Clarksville

The Surrender of Clarksville will be presented 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Fort Defiance. Uniformed soldiers will provide living history and cannon firing demonstrations. Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is at 120 Duncan St. For more, call 931-472-3351.

All Nations Biblical Study Center classes

All Nations Biblical Study Center, 1186 Fort Campbell Blvd., will begin its spring courses on Feb. 25. “The Parables of Jesus” will meet Mondays at 6 p.m. “An Introduction to the Torah” will meet Sundays at 9:45 a.m. For more, go to https://studythescriptures.net or call 931-648-8844.

Empty Bowls 2019

Empty Bowls 2019 is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at eight sites. Attendees enjoy a fundraiser meal of soup and bread and can choose and can take home a hand-painted bowl. The fundraiser supports Loaves & Fishes, Urban Ministries and The Food Initiative. Tickets are $15. There are eight locations. Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Trinity Episcopal, New Providence UMC or Grace Lutheran. Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m.: Sango UMC, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian or South of the River. For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/EmptyBowlsC19 or see a church member.

Study abroad scholarships

BP Global STEM Academies for High School Students is offering full scholarships for 2019 to study in Brazil and Egypt. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28. For more, go to www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships//stem-academy or contact Christina Wisniewski Pettinelli at christina.pettinelli@afsusa.org or 315-525-7182.

Weed Wrangle at Dunbar Cave

Join us at the restored prairie at Dunbar Cave State Park on March 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to help remove exotic and invasive plants. We will primarily focus on Chinese Privet removal. Tools provided. Bring water and gloves if you have them. Meet at 2131 Old Russelville Pike. Park in front yard of old brick house.

Father-Daughter Date Night tickets on sale

Clarksville Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Golly G’s for a Candyland-themed evening of fun at the seventh annual Father-Daughter Date Night. Dads and daughters are invited to the Wilma Rudolph Event Center from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, to enjoy dinner followed by Golly G’s Ice cream for dessert, a cookie decorating craft, photo booth and dancing. Tickets are $25 per couple, and $10 each additional person. Tickets are on sale at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec. 

Tennessee Triumph Cookbook for sale

In celebration of 100 years of women’s right to vote, the Sango FCE has put together the Tennessee Triumph Cookbook, which includes recipes from some of the original suffragists and from current FCE members. Copies are $20. Call the Smith Trahern Mansion at 931-648-9998, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Proceeds support the suffragist statue. 

City boards need members

The City of Clarksville has a number of opportunities for citizens interested in serving on a board or commission. From the Access Board of Appeals and the Zoning Appeals Board to the Museum Board and Parking Commission, dozens of positions are available. Citizens who are interested are invited to apply at www.cityofclarksville.com/index.aspx?page=45. Citizens also may download and fill out the application and email it to Chief of Staff James Halford at james.halford@cityofclarksville.com.

Brewers Chapel UMC needs cemetery help

Brewers Chapel United Methodist Church, 4965 Thomasville Road, is accepting donations to help with the upkeep of the cemetery. Send your contributions to Ben Shearron at 1019 Oaks Road, Chapmansboro, TN 37035.

Leaf-Chronicle carriers needed

Looking for an early morning job? Leaf-Chronicle delivery drivers are needed for early morning routes in Clarksville. For information, contact Amanda Vigo at HandAtownenterprises@gmail.com.

SFL-TAP weekly hiring event

The Fort Campbell Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) hosts an employer event on most Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Campbell Soldier For Life Center, at 5661 Screaming Eagle Blvd. For a listing of employers, visit SFL-TAP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortCampbellACAP. For additional questions, please call 270-798-5000 /4163.

Read or Share this story: https://www.theleafchronicle.com/story/news/local/clarksville/2019/02/11/things-to-do-clarksville-calendar-events/2837825002/



Source link