Monday, June 25

Sewanee Fourth of July Planning Dates

It’s that time of year again to start planning for the Fourth of July. Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to attend. The meetings are held on Mondays at 5 p.m. at the Sewanee Senior Citizen’s Center. Meeting dates are March 12, April 9, May 14, June 4, 11, 18, and 25.
The Fourth of July Committee is in search of a chairperson to organize the Street Dance as well as a co-chair to assist with the parade. If you love the Fourth of July and are vibrant and organized, join the team to make this annual celebration come to life. Contact Jade Barry at <>.

Sunday, April 15

Free Income Tax Prep Available

Beginning on Saturday, Feb. 24, the IRS-certified Sewanee Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program will begin processing and filing qualifying residents’ income taxes for its fifth year in a row. This year, the student leads and volunteers are working with the Babson Center for Global Commerce as well as the University of the South and South Cumberland Community Fund-sponsored South Cumberland VISTA Program.
Any resident of Franklin, Grundy, or Marion county who makes less than $54,000 a year, is disabled, or is elderly qualifies for a free tax return.
Each resident interested in filing must bring proof of identification (a photo ID), social security cards (if filing jointly with another person then bring both social security cards and both individuals must be present), wage and earning statements (W-2, 1099, etc.), dividend and interest statements (if this applies to the resident filing), birth dates of the resident(s) and dependent(s), and banking account and routing numbers for direct deposit (found on a blank check).
If a resident filing does not have a social security card, then he/she must bring an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter.
Except for at Franklin County Library (which will have a sign-up appointment sheet), all appointments are by walk-in.
Please direct any questions to <>.
Saturday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Otey Parish, 216 University Ave., Sewanee
Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Sewanee Senior Center, 5 Ball Park Rd., Sewanee;
Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Altamont Library, 1433 Main St., Altamont;
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Franklin County Library (appointment required), 105 S. Porter St., Winchester;
Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Franklin County Library (appointment required), 105 S. Porter St., Winchester;
Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m, Dutch Maid Bakery, 109 Main St., Tracy City.

15th Annual Trails and Trilliums Festival

Trails and Trilliums is a multi-day celebration of spring, featuring expertly-guided hikes on many of the South Cumberland State Park’s most scenic trails. The event will be held April 13–15 at the South Cumberland State Park Visitor Center.
The festival offers a full slate of nature-themed speakers and workshops for the adults at no charge, plus Family Fun activities for children and the adults who come with them, which are also free of charge. There’s also music, food, and a variety of artists and craft vendors offering works for sale. The Saturday evening Wine & Wildflowers fundraiser is a favorite spring social event.
All proceeds from Hiking Pass sales, Wine & Wildflowers ticket sales, food, art and merchandise sales benefit the Friends of South Cumberland State Park, a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, working in support of the Park.
Online registration for Trails & Trilliums is now open. Registration is required for all hikes, and for the Wine and Wildflowers celebration. For more information go to <>.

Saturday, April 14

STLS to Host Wine and Spirit Tasting Event

The Southern Tennessee Ladies Society will host a Wine and Spirit Tasting Event to fund their ongoing scholarship program. Mark your calendar for April 14, from 7–9 p.m. at the Franklin County Country Club in Winchester for an evening full of spirited samplings complemented with a wide variety of heavy hors-d’oeuvres, live entertainment and a silent auction.
Ticket prices are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Reliable Rental, located at 104 E. Petty Lane, Winchester or by calling Tina Roth at (931) 967-4813. There will be a ‘will call box’ as you enter the event.
“It would be hard to find that much good food, fun and spirits at a better price for a night out with your friends,” said Linda Little, STLS member and one of the coordinators for this event. “This event makes it fun and easy to contribute toward these worthy scholarships with a happy attitude.”
Stones River Total Beverages from Murfreesboro will bring a wide variety of wine to sample, Prichard’s Distillery from Kelso will provide an assortment of rum, whiskey and liqueur products, and Jackson Morgan Southern Cream will offer seven hand-crafted flavors of Tennessee whiskey cream liquors. Experiment with some innovative drink recipes as you enjoy a hearty sampling of fine foods, provided by the Franklin County Country Club.
This event is open to all men and women over the age of 21. All are invited to attend and reminded to drink responsibly.
For more information contact STLS at <>.

Sunday, April 8

Mountain Goat Trail Run to Add Sunday Half-Marathon in 2018

The Mountain Goat Trail Run/Walk will now be known as Socumos Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend, April 7-8.
The fifth annual Mountain Goat Trail Run & Walk, sponsored by Mountain Outfitters and the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA), will be held on Saturday, April 7. The first Farmers Insurance Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 8.
Sponsors of the weekend to date include the MGTA, Mountain Outfitters, the South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, Lodge Cast Iron, Tower Bank, the Town of Monteagle, NovaCopy, and Farmers Insurance. Additional sponsors are being sought for the event.
The 5-mile run will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Sewanee; a 2-mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. at Pearl’s Fine Dining. Both will finish at Mountain Outfitters in Monteagle. Prizes will be awarded for fastest men’s and women’s finisher, and for best runner or walker’s costume. Drawings for outdoor gear from Mountain Outfitters and presentation of awards are planned after the finish of the run & walk.
The half-marathon (13.1 miles) will begin at 7 a.m. in downtown Tracy City and follow the future route of the Mountain Goat Trail, where possible, before joining the Trail in Monteagle and finishing in Sewanee.
Saturday night’s scheduled events include Thumping Richards and Daniel Troutman in concert in Angel Park. More details and activities will be announced as they are added.
To learn more or to register, go to

Wednesday, April 4

Kindergarten Registration April 4

Registration for Franklin County Schools kindergarten for the 2018–19 school year will be 1–5 p.m., Wednesday, April 4. You must register your child at the school that your child is zoned to attend during the 2018-2019 school year.
A child must reach the age of 5 years by Aug.15, to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018–19 school year.
Parents will need to be able to provide the following information: child’s Social Security card, birth certificate (must be the state official copy; mother’s copy will not be accepted); immunization record on a Tennessee Certificate of Immunization; and updated physical exam.
For more information contact Patti Limbaugh at (931) 967-0626.

Monday, April 2

Register for the New Sewanee Seminars Short Courses Offerings

The Center of Lifelong Learning at the University of the South is excited to announce five new courses, and one back by popular demand, open to all during the month of  April. The enrollment fee for each course is only $60 and includes six hours of formal learning time.
Contact Dan Backlund at <> for more information and to register for these exciting classes before they are full.
Jung for the “Jung”at Heart—Mondays, 3:30–5:30 p.m., April 2, 9, 16, and 23. In this course we will discuss C.G. Jung's most fascinating and unconventional ideas about symbolism. We will put those ideas into practice by analyzing our dreams, telling our fortunes, creating mandalas and other exercises. Enrollment limit is 12. Instructor: Al Bardi, Associate Professor of Psychology.
Better Balance in 2018—Wednesdays, 12:15–2:15 p.m., April 4, 11, 18 and 25. The class will help you to learn and practice various balance exercises to maintain a healthy aging process. Join us in this fitness, fun, and friends class to learn more about achieving Better Balance in 2018. Come dressed for activity in comfortable clothes and shoes. Seniors of all fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The class will provide great tips, exercises, and information for all, from the couch potato to the already active. Instructor: Karen Gardner, Certified Personal Trainer.
Modern Astronomy: From the Moon to the Multiverse—Tuesdays, 3–5 p.m., April 10, 17 and 24. The three classes will cover the major topics in Astronomy today.
In Class 1, Our Solar System, we will discuss the latest findings regarding the planets (major and minor) and their moons, the Sun’s structure and the effects of solar weather on the Earth, and finally, the most likely places for the existence of extraterrestrial life will be considered.
In Class 2, Our Galaxy, we will examine the structure of the Milky Way and how dark matter and the large black hole at its center determine it. The various evolutionary paths of stars, especially, the Sun, will be discussed. Finally, the possibility of life on extra-solar planets will be investigated.
In Class 3, Our Universe, we will cover the large–scale structure of the Universe, in particular, its origin and evolution. Special attention will be given to the Cosmic Microwave Background, gravitational waves and dark energy. Finally, we will consider the anthropomorphism/multiverse debate. Instructor: Frank Hart, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy.
Late Bloomers: Gardening in the Second Half of Life—Mondays, 1–3 p.m., March 26, April 2, 9, and 16. We will cover having fun in the garden, garden tours here and abroad, some great gardening books to read, overcoming problems like deer, making your outdoor space look great, maintenance tips, sources for plants, people who can help you, and groups to join. We will visit some great gardens in the Sewanee area and talk about some of the best sources for purchasing great garden plants. Each participant should purchase a copy of “Late Bloomer: How to Garden with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life” by Jan Bills. Used and new books are available on Instructor: June Mays, Garden Designer.
Hit the Reset Button! (second offering)—Thursdays, 10 a.m.–noon, April 5, 12, 19 and 26. Studies are showing that a mindfulness meditation practice can have profound effects on the structure of the brain. One of the most significant is a study done in 2011 at Harvard by Sara Lazar and her team. The study showed increases in the cortical thickness in the hippocampus, which governs learning and memory, and decreases in brain cell volume in the amygdala, which is that part of the brain associated with fear, anxiety, and stress. This can make a significant impact of our tendency to be reactive and to continue old patterns of behavior whether they are helpful or not. Another consistent finding in the research literature is that greater self-compassion is linked to less anxiety and depression. Coupling a mindfulness practice with self–compassion can literally change our brain in ways that can allow us to change our response to life’s inherent stress and live in a state of equanimity. Instructors: Maryellen McCone and Richard Barrali.
Going to Pieces: An Introduction to Papercut Art—Tuesdays, 9 a.m.–noon, March 27 and April 3.For beginners to professional artists who would like to learn a new art skill. All materials – and inspiration – will be provided. After a brief history of paper cut art around the world, participants will create a piece of original art using archival and handmade papers. Enrollment limit is 12. Instructor: Kim Phillips, Franklin County Arts Guild Artist.

Sunday, April 1

Community Funding Project Forms Due April 1

The Sewanee Community Funding Project (SCFP) is seeking proposals for physical improvements and amenities on the Domain that will enhance the community and improve the quality of life in Sewanee when completed.
The SCFP is funded by the University of the South and is sponsored by the Community Council. The committee is composed of community council representatives and members of the community.
The SCFP Request Forms are available at the Sewanee Post Office, Regions Bank and the Sewanee Community Center. These forms are due April 1.
Nonprofit groups, organizations and individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Email completed forms to <> or mail to Pixie Dozier at 133 Carriage Lane, Sewanee TN 37375.

Tuesday, March 27

Fruit and Vegetable Luncheon Seminars in March

UT/TSU Extension in Grundy County would like to invite everyone to attend the annual Fruit and Vegetable Luncheon Seminars in the Extension Office. A luncheon seminar will take place each week in March at the UT/TSU Extension Office in Coalmont on March 7, 13, 21, and 27, at 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost, which includes lunch and a free vegetable calendar, is $7 for each seminar or all four seminars for $20. Participants are asked to RSVP the Monday before the program that you wish to attend so food preparations can be made.
Topics for the luncheon seminars will include: Let’s Grow Together (New Vegetable Varieties and Free Seed)!, March 7; Home Fruit Plantings, March 13; Planting Times and Site Selection for Vegetable Crops, March 21; and Soil Fertility in the Garden, March 27. Each program will begin at noon and conclude by 1 p.m. but lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. for those who wish to eat early. RSVP is required for each program by calling the Extension Office in Coalmont at (931) 592-3971 the Monday before. These educational programs will be taught by professionals from the University of Tennessee in that field and all participants will receive literature and information for the day at no additional charge. This will be an excellent way to pick up some new information about vegetable production and start the year off with success.
UT/TSU Extension offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or veteran status, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, March 26

Historian Craig Steven Wilder to Lecture on Colleges and Slavery

Craig Steven Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a public lecture drawn from his path-breaking scholarship on the central importance of slavery to the history of American higher education.
The lecture, “‘Southward and ... the West Indies’: Colleges and Slavery in the Age of Revolution,” will be at 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, in Convocation Hall on the Sewanee campus. The entire Sewanee community is invited to attend.
Wilder is author of Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, which argues that the pre-Civil War university, along with the state and church, composed the foundation for the emergence of the slaveholding societies in the Western Hemisphere. The earliest and now most powerful universities in North America, Wilder argues, both profited from slaveholding and provided critically important institutional and intellectual support for slavery.
Today, American universities that are investigating and uncovering their historical entanglements with slavery–William & Mary, Harvard, Princeton, Virginia, Columbia, and the University of the South–cite Wilder’s work for its scholarly influence and inspiration.
Wilder’s talk is sponsored by Sewanee’s Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation. Further support has come from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the American Studies Program, the African and African American Studies Program, the Department of History, the Office of the University Provost, and the University Lectures Committee.
For additional information, please contact the Project by email at <slavery​>.

Saturday, March 24

Annual Bluebell Island Tour

Everyone is invited to tour Bluebell Island on Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m., sponsored by South Cumberland Regional Land Trust (SCRLT). Located on the Elk River, the island is regionally famous for its plethora of wildflowers, especially Virginia Bluebells. Meet at 10 a.m. at the gated entrance to the Tyson Foods parking lot on TN-50/US 64 W, Decherd, just south of exit 127 off I-24 near the bridge over the Elk River, about 2 miles west of I-24. Instructions and a map are available at <>. Rain may cancel this event if the river is too high to cross over.
Go to theFacebook page for more information at <​LandTrust/>.

Rabies Clinics on Saturdays

Franklin County Animal Control, in conjunction with local veterinarians, Dr. Traci Helton and staff from Midtown Veterinary Services and Hospital, Dr. Harry Prince and staff from Town and Country Veterinary Hospital, as well as Drs. George and Ashley Bowers and staff from Animal Care Center, will be conducting clinics on Saturdays throughout the month of March. In addition to these scheduled community clinics, each of the four local veterinary offices, including Lakeside Veterinary Clinic, will be offering rabies vaccinations to any healthy dog or cat during their regular office hours at the discounted price. No appointment is necessary.
The Tennessee Anti-Rabies Law states that dogs and cats may be vaccinated as early as three months of age and must be vaccinated by 6 months of age to be compliant with the law.
For the first four Saturdays in the month of March, rabies clinics will be set up at community centers, churches, and parks across the county. There have been efforts made  in recent years, to offer clinics on the outskirts of the county in an effort to be more accessible to those residents and their pets. The two newest clinics are being held in Sherwood and on Keith Springs.
Pet owners are asked to support and attend the clinic convenient to them and to take advantage of the discounted price. The cost of each rabies vaccination is only $11 per dog or cat. The goal of these clinics is to vaccinate as many dogs and cats as possible.
The following are the dates, times, and place of each rabies clinic:
Saturday, March 3—Cowan from 8:30–9 a.m. at the Police Dept (Old City Hall); Sherwood from 9:30–10 a.m. at the Community Center (Old School); Midway from 10:30–11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church; Sewanee from 12:30–1:30 p.m. at the Public School; Oak Grove from 2 –2:20 p.m. at the Community Center; Decherd from 2:30–3 p.m. at the New City Hall;
Saturday, March 10—Broadview from 8:30–9:45 a.m. at Bethel Methodist Church; Lexie Crossroads from 10:15–11 a.m. at Lexie Church; Estill Springs from 1 –2 p.m. at the City Park; Capitol Hill from 2:15–2:45 p.m. at the Community Center;
Saturday, March 17—Old Salem from 8:30–9 a.m. at Salem House; Huntland from 9:30–10:30 a.m. at City Hall; Liberty from 11 –11:45 a.m. at Liberty Community Center; Winchester Springs from 1:30–2:15 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ (Old School); Center Grove from 2:30–4 p.m. at the Community Center;
Saturday, March 24—Winchester from 9 –11 a.m.  at the Board of Education Special Services (Old Health Department); Keith Springs from 9 –10 a.m. at the Community Center; Belvidere from 10:30–11:30 a.m. at the Community Center.
Anyone with questions about the Franklin County Rabies Clinics can call 967–5389 or one of the county veterinary offices.

Friday, March 23

2018 MES Alumni Scholarship

A $500 Montealge Elementary Alumni scholarship will be awarded to  one senior who is graduating from Grundy County High School, Marion County High School, or South Pittsburgh High School in 2018.
To apply, former Monteagle Elementary students should contact their high school counselors for an application. The applications are due to the high school’s guidance office by March 23. All applications should be submitted to Monteagle Elementary by March 29.
Contact Monteagle Elementary school at (931) 924-2136 if you are unable to get a copy of the application at your Guidance office, or for more information.

Upcoming Meetings

American Legion Post 51
The American Legion Post 51 regular meeting will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 10. 

CCJP Membership Meeting
The Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace (CCJP) will be hosting a membership meeting and electing new board members at the Sewanee Senior Center from 4–6 p.m., Sunday, March 11. After sharing ideas and planning, a potluck dinner will be held. All are invited to bring a dish to share. Child care will be provided. CCJP will provide drinks. For more information, please email <>.

Coffee with the Coach
Coffee with the Coach, an opportunity to learn more about Sewanee’s sports teams, will be at 9 a.m., Monday, March 12, with University of the South head football coach Travis Rundle and members of his staff. Discussion will feature recruitment efforts for next year’s players. Gather at the Blue Chair Tavern for free coffee and conversation. The group will not meet on March 19.

Franklin County School Board
The Franklin County School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, at the Franklin County Board of Education Building, 215 S. College St., Winchester.

Chapter Z of P.E.O. Sisterhood Meeting
The March meeting of Chapter Z Tennessee of the International P.E.O. Sisterhood will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 13. All unaffiliated Members of the P.E.O. Sisterhood who are in the Middle Tennessee area are welcome. Call (931) 962-0202 for more information.

Civic Association Meeting
The Sewanee Civic Association will meet on Tuesday, March 13, at the EQB Building. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., with a brief business meeting at 6 p.m. Following will be a presentation on the mission and activities of the Blue Monarch.
For more information go to <> or email <>.

FCDW Meeting
The Franklin County Democratic Women will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at the Fiesta Grill in Cowan beginning at 6 p.m.

EQB Meetings
Members of the EQB Club will meet for lunch at noon, Wednesday, March 14, at St. Mary’s Sewanee. On March 21, the lead will be presented at 12:30 p.m. by Pat Heck on “Dancing with Extremists: East German Support for Extreme left and Right Parties.”

On Wednesday, March 14, from 6–7:30 p.m., DivorceCare, a nationwide nondenominational 13-week support group for separated and divorced individuals will meet off of Main Street in Monteagle. Please go to <> and type in your zip code for further information on the Monteagle location and how to register. Contact Daniel or Becky Lehmann at <> or call (615) 294-4748 for more information.
Area Rotary Club Meetings
The Grundy County Rotary Club meets at 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays at Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City. The Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club will meet at 8 a.m., Thursday, March 15, at the Sewanee Inn. Jenni Veal, Tourism Coordinator for the Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association will present the program.

Franklin County Republican Women
FCRW will be holding a Meet & Greet on Thursday, March 15, at 6:30–8:30 p.m., in the Franklin Pearson House in Cowan. Candidates for the Franklin County Mayoral race have been invited. Refreshments will be served.

FCDP Chili Supper
The Franklin County Democractic Party will host a Christopher Smith for County Commission Chili Supper at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at the Estill Springs Community Center, 100 Hudgins St., Estill Springs. Everyone is invited to attend and meet Smith, candidate for County Commission, District 8, Seat A.

Sewanee Book Club
The Book Club will have their next meeting at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 19, at the home of Pixie Dozier.
Flournoy Rogers will be reviewing “Girl from the Train” by Irma Joubert.
For more information or directions contact Debbie Racka at 692-6088; email <> or Flournoy Rogers at 598-0733; email <>. Visitors are welcome.

Franklin County Commissioners
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, March 19, at the Franklin County Courthouse, Winchester.

MCDP Executive Committee Meeting
The Marion County Democratic Party will have their Executive Committee Meeting at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 24, at the County Commission Building, 5520 US-41, Jasper. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Monteagle Town Council
The Town of Monteagle Council will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, March 26, at the Monteagle City Hall.

Sewanee Community Council
The next meeting of the Community Council is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, at the Senior Citizens’ Center. Items for the agenda should be submitted to the Provost’s office by noon on Wednesday, March 14.

Sewanee Utility District
The Sewanee Utility District of Franklin and Marion Counties Board of Commissioners will have its regular meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at the utility office on Sherwood Road.
If a customer is unable to attend but wishes to bring a matter to the board, call 598-5611, visit the office or call a board member. The board members are Art Hanson, Randall Henley, Ronnie Hoosier, Charlie Smith and Paul Evans.

Wednesday, March 21

‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’

The Sewanee Herbarium is sponsoring a community botanical art exhibit at Stirling’s Coffeehouse, Feb. 23–March 21. Titled “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” it opens with a reception 3:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23.
The show is the latest in the herbarium’s ongoing effort to cultivate connections between people and plants. “Plants are of great value to us all,” said Jon Evans, Sewanee Herbarium Director.  “We interact with them on a daily if not hourly basis and yet we are often ‘blind’ to their existence around us.  One of the objectives of the Sewanee Herbarium is to raise awareness of plants among the student body and within the community.  In this not-so-green time of year, we hope to awaken your enthusiasm for plants by featuring works of art at Stirlings that celebrate the botanical world.”
The exhibit encompasses a variety of interpretations of botanical art in a range of media. Works include nature journal entries, cut paper, mixed media, stitchery, drawing, and painting. Artists are Sewanee students, community members, and friends. Some of the works will be offered for sale. For more information, contact

FC Preschool and Head Start Applications

Preschool and Head Start Applications for Franklin County are accepted Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the school the child will attend in 2018–19. Children must be 4 years old by Aug. 15 to enroll in preschool.
Parents and guardians should bring the child’s certified birth certificate, social security card, immunization record and physician’s report. Proof of residency and proof of income is also required.
Please bring the following documentation as it applies: siblings met eligibility for Free or Reduced Price Meal Program in the 2017-2018 school year; Food Stamps/EBT Families; First (TANF); Foster Care; Head Start; Homeless or Migrant; Unemployment; Workman’s Comp; Pension(s); Retirement; Social Security benefits; Veteran’s benefits; Child Support; Alimony; SSI Disability; AFDC/Public Assistance Payment; 2017 W-2s or tax return or last three pay stubs from job(s) showing GROSS income; any other income not included in the above.
For more information contact Patti Limbaugh at (931) 967-0626.

Monday, March 19

STHP Meeting

The Sewanee Trust for Historic Preservation (STHP) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 19. The public is invited to the Adult Education Room in Otey’s Claiborne Parish House at 4 p.m., where a slate of officers will be announced and voted upon for 2018. Also, further focus and foundations will be developed for the program suggestions and the projects people want to undertake. Want to be part of creating a video of downtown? What about seeing some out of print books about Sewanee and its environs and characters made available again? These two ideas raised during the February meeting will be addressed at the March 19 meeting. Bring your thoughts, bring a friend, and join us.

Friday, March 16

Community Service Nominees Wanted

The Sewanee Civic Association invites nominations for the 35th annual Community Service Award. The award recognizes the person or organization that has made outstanding contributions to the community. The kind of contribution varies widely, but the recipient is one who has helped make Sewanee a better place and improved the quality of life for everyone in the area.
Nominations are due by Friday, March 16.
Past recipients are not eligible to receive the award again. Send the name of your nominee, along with a brief paragraph of why you are nominating this person and/or group, to Nominations can also be mailed to the Sewanee Civic Association, P.O. Box 222, Sewanee, TN 37375. The award will be presented at the SCA’s April 18 annual membership meeting.
Past recipients include Kathleen O’Donohue; Mickey Suarez; GSA Allies; Pixie Dozier; Barbara Schlichting; Helen Bailey; Sewanee Youth Soccer; Dr. Matt Petrilla; Harry and Jean Yeatman; Marshall Hawkins; Karen Keele; Tom Watson; Susan Binkley and the Blue Monarch; the Sewanee Senior Center Food Pantry (Lena McBee, Sue Hawkins, Charlsie Green); George and Ruth Ramseur; Dr. John Gessel; Dora Turner; the CAC; Geraldine Hewitt Piccard; Myrtis Keppler; Connie Warner; Ina May Myers; Pete Green; Duval and Boo Cravens; Housing Sewanee; Arthur Ben and Betty Nick Chitty; Harry and Millie Dodd; the Sisters of St. Mary’s; Martha Dugan; Emerald-Hodgson Hospital Auxiliary; David Green; Joe David McBee; Robert Lancaster; Maria Webb; Doug Cameron; Phoebe Bates; Marilyn Powell; and Louise Irwin.

Wednesday, March 14

Music Events

Sewanee Guitar Festival
The University of the South will present the Second Sewanee Guitar Festival.The headliners for this festival will be Peruvian American classical guitarist Jorge Caballero performing Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium. Romanian classical and flamenco guitarist, Silviu Ciulei with the Maharajah Flamenco trio will perform on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m., also in Guerry.
The concert is cosponsored by the TN Arts Commission and the Sewanee Performing Arts Series.

Kash Wright Trio in Concert
The Kash Wright Trio makes a return to campus and will be in concert Saturday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Sue Cushman room at the Bairnwick Women’s Center. The trio will perform selections from their current albums as well as debut some selections from their upcoming projects. CD’s of their albums “In The City of David,” “And There It Is,” and “Hymnology Vol. 1” will be available for purchase. Digital copies of the albums can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Google Play.
Seating is limited so please make sure that you are there promptly at 5:30 p.m.

All Saints’ Chapel
All Saints’ Chapel will feature a number of collaborative musical events during the season of Lent.
On Sunday, March 11, at 11 a.m., the University Choir will join forces with the Kash Wright Trio and Sewanee Praise to present a Jazz Eucharist. The collaboration will include favorite traditional hymns “Come thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “Amazing Grace” and “Rock of Ages,” led by the trio and combined choirs.
Geoffrey Ward, organist and choir master, will present a series of organ recitals on March 14, at 1:15 p.m. in All Saints’ Chapel. Each recital will last approximately 20 minutes. Repertoire will include works of Bach, Buxtehude, Böhm, in addition to hymns of the season.

Tuesday, March 13

Civic Association Meeting Hosts Blue Monarch

The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) will meet on Tuesday, March 13, at the EQB Center. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., with a brief business meeting at 6 p.m. Following will be a presentation on the mission and activities of the Blue Monarch.
Additionally, the SCA invites nominations for open positions on the 2018-19 Board of Directors. Experience working in fundraising or nonprofits is a plus, but any adult who resides in the area and shares concerns of the community is welcome. Nominations are due by Friday, March 9. The slate will be presented at the SCA’s March 13 meeting. Voting will occur at the annual membership meeting on April 18.
For more information go to or email se​