Saturday, March 10
Seed Starting Workshop
The Cumberland Teaching Gardens (CTG) network is hosting a free seed starting workshop on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the DuBose Conference Center, 635 College St., Monteagle. This workshop is open to community members who are or would like to get involved with school and community gardens.
The workshop will focus on the basics of starting seeds indoors to later transplant outside. Topics will include what you’ll need, when to start and care instructions.
Participants will meet indoors at the conference center for an hour of teaching, then move outside to the art barn for hands-on learning activities.
For more information and to register, email <email@example.com>.
Fundraiser for Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd Parish Community will celebrate Mardi Gras with a fundraising gala from 6–11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Monterey Station in Cowan.
The evening will feature Cajun cuisine along with live music, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction. Participants must by 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $45 per person in advance or $50 at the door and can be purchased by calling Janie Casey at (931) 308-7116, or the Good Shepherd Parish Office at (931) 967-0961.
Proceeds will benefit Good Samaritan, the Linda Bauman Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Good Shepherd Parish Ministries. For more information go to <http://www.goodshepherdtn.com/mardi-gras-fundraiser>.
Sewanee Hearts & Grocery Carts
Sewanee Hearts and Grocery Carts, an annual event held by the ladies of Kappa Omega, raises money and collects canned goods for the Community Action Committee. All community members are invited noon–2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11 at Otey Parish to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the spirit of service and helping others.
At the event, each donor receives tickets that can win gift cards from local businesses such as IvyWild, Woody’s Bikes, Mountain Goat Market and Mooney’s. Attendees can also participate in a silent auction to bid on creative baskets made by local organizations. The event includes free family-friendly, Valentine-themed activities such as card making and cookie decorating, as well as food and music.
Chili & Fixins
Animal Harbor is hosting a benefit chili supper from 5–7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at the Sewanee Community Center. Everyone is invited to “Chili and Fixins,” to eat chili, support the low-income spay/neuter program, and learn about how you might help. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Vegetarian chili will be available. For more information go to <www.animalharbor.org>.
The Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club will host its fourth annual Cajun Supper, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10, in Claiborne Hall at Otey Memorial Parish.
Live music will provide a festive atmosphere while diners or take-out patrons can enjoy Cajun crawfish etoufee or vegetarian red beans and rice. Draft beer will be sold on-site for the 21 and older patrons.
Tickets are $20 each, $10 for students, and children under 12 eat free. Tickets will be available at the door.Proceeds from the Cajun Supper are used for international humanitarian service projects such as the Sewanee Haiti Initiative.
For more information go to <www.monteaglerotary.org>.