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MAY 2019 PUBLISHERS

Randy Roberson | randy.roberson@lifestylepubs.com Angela Burton | angela.burton@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Julie Brown Patton | julie.patton@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Our Life Stories Are Not Over Yet MAY BRINGS BRIGHT BLUE SKIES, A RAINBOW OF FLOWERS AND THE

Julie Brown Patton CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Hany Ramzy, Troy Jensen, Nora Schaefer, Rae’chel Curtis, Lauren White, Amanda Edwards, Allan Amato, Ally Pitts, Stephanie Sorenson, Mandy Munn

CELEBRATION OF MOTHERS ON MAY 12. In this issue, we not only celebrate motherhood but we also send good wishes to all the  wonderful women in our community—artists, business owners, chefs, fundraisers, teachers, police officers, receptionists, musicians, designers, real estate agents, nurses, accountants, hairstylists and community advocates, to name a few. The following pages are filled with stories to inspire us all to appreciate the women in our lives and to strengthen the connection we have with our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, friends, aunts, daughters and co-workers. This annual Women’s issue serves to recognize the powerful role women have in our community and beyond. (And don’t worry, gentlemen; you’ll have your moment next month.) Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” For those times you find yourself feeling like the water is

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2019

FEATURES 14 The Women’s Fund 25th Anniversary: Help Provide Economic Self-Sufficiency and Health of Local Women

16 Green Hills Lifestyle Adds Co-Publisher Angela Burton Seeks to Collaborate and Provide Valuable Client Service

26 The Kitchen Nashville Where to Source Everything for a Memorable Gathering

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34 Meet Alicia Witt This Artistic Redhead Sings, Plays, Acts and is a Proud Dog Mom

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

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Giving Back

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Local Limelight

26 Hot Spot 30 Trend Setter 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


GOOD TIMES

The Making of Tennessee's Woman Suffrage Monument The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument in Nashville's Centennial Park stands tall and proud. The monument was created by Nashville-based sculptor Alan Lequire. It was unveiled Aug. 26, 2016, and is to be dedicated during August 2020, the 100th anniversary of ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE NONPROFIT'S BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE MONUMENT

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WHAT PIVOTAL ROLE DID TENNESSEE HAVE IN WOMEN'S VOTING RIGHTS?

WHAT LOCAL FEMALE ARTISTS CAN YOU NAME?

Did you know that Tennessee became the

Vadis Turner is a mixed media artist from

clinching state to push the 19th Amendment into

Nashville. Vadis studied at Boston University before

history after an epic political battle? The Tennessee

returning to Nashville, where she now lives with her

Woman Suffrage Monument in Centennial Park

husband and two sons. According to Cheekwood

pays tribute to foremothers and to Tennessee’s piv-

Estates & Gardens, Vadis explores the transforma-

otal role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment,

tive possibilities of feminist materials. Commodities

which gave American women the right to vote on

created for and produced by women are translated

Aug. 18, 1920, ending nearly 75 years of protests.

into storied abstract paintings and sculptures.

Yvonne Wood, president of the Tennessee

Connecting generations of women, her production

Woman Suffrage Monument Board, says that in

methods assert value on female experiences, rites

May 1914, 1915 and 1916, Tennessee suffragists

of passage and question traditional gender roles. 

marched from the Capitol to Centennial Park, giv-

Marilyn Murphy is a painter based in Nashville.

ing rousing speeches to garner support for woman

Marilyn is a professor emerita in the Department of

suffrage. Speaking to a crowd of 6,000, suffragist

Art at Vanderbilt University. Cheekwood says her

Anne Dallas Dudley began by saying: “We have

oil paintings and drawings create curious situations

met here today to discuss the most vital question

implying a larger story that often explores dualities

before women … we want the dignity of the ballot.”

both formally and conceptually. Her subjects often

Tennessee took its place in history, becoming the 36th

are females showing strength, independence and

and final state required to ratify the 19th Amendment.

intelligence. Her breadth of work seems to focus on

In fact, in 2020, the 100th anniversary of wom-

women breaking from the archetype of the gentile

en's suffrage will be observed.

Southern homemaker and reclaiming their spot in CONTINUED >

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GIVING BACK

ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON | PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE 1.

The Women’s Fund 25th Anniversary:

Encouraging Economic

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN. It's a straightforward but vital concept. Each day, on behalf of The Women’s Fund, a local group of dedicated

Self-Sufficiency And

professionals at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee pro-

Health Of All Females

is a tax-exempt public charity serving 40 counties of Middle Tennessee

mote programs assisting women and girls. The Community Foundation and three counties in Southern Kentucky since 1991. The Women's Fund was established  in 1994 by community leaders who wanted to invest in long-term solutions for transforming lives of women and girls while improving the well-being of the entire community. With a bee as the group's symbol of beauty and pride, the organization's supporters are having fun observing the fund's 25th anniversary this year, all while connecting individual and corporate generosity to a broad range of particular needs.

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1. Each fall, Woo Skincare & Cosmetics (37215) hosts a Girls Night Out Event to benefit The Women’s Fund. Pictured here are Appy Frenchman and Nancy Benskin. 2. Sondra Cruickshanks established Sissy’s Fund as part of the Girls Give Initiative to involve her daughter and granddaughters. They are all shown here. 3. Girls Give Love Pack event at which volunteers packed backpacks with essential hygiene items for members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, serving gifts for homeless.

2.

The Women's Fund awards financial grants to programs that

3.

THIS MONTH'S FOUNDATION FUNDRAISERS INCLUDE:

specifically address economic self-sufficiency for women; pre-

+ May 2: The Big Payback, which is a 24-hour, online giving event

vention of violence and crime against women and girls; and pro-

supporting 750-plus  nonprofits, including religious institutions and

mote health, physical well-being and talent for all ages of females.

schools. View TheBigPayback.org for details.

In short, this initiative is about empowering women and girls to achieve their full potentials.

+ May 3: The Ben Jones Celebrity Clay Shoot hosted by Tennessee Titans Center, Ben Jones, and his wife Alex assists area nonprofits that

Amy Fair, vice president of the foundation's donor services, says

enrich lives of at-risk youth. Held at the Nashville Gun Club, partici-

the grant-awarding process began in 1995 with a total of $4,000.

pants must be 18 years old. The 2019 event benefits The Jones Mission

"We gave $500 each to eight different organizations. Then, in 2018,

Fund at The Community Foundation.

we awarded $185,600 in grants."

+ May 5: The inaugural Nashville Charity Poker Challenge, presented

Each fall, the group hosts an educational, free forum. Amy

by Bongo Java and MAFIAoZA'S, is co-written by Pinnacle Bank, Jackalope

says a new forum topic is introduced every two years, with the

and Full House. All entry fees go to charity with top place finishers deter-

first event being an overview and the second-year forum being

mining which charities receive funds. Watchers are welcome.

a deeper dive into action steps. Forum topics include human

+ May 23: The Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Fund Luncheon 

sex trafficking, opioid-related issues, domestic violence and

hosted by the Music City Center in the Davidson Room provides

hunger challenges.

equal access to the American Dream. No one who knew Francis can

While the group's "Power Of The Purse" luncheon event is a

imagine what Nashville would've been like without him, a child raised

mainstay fundraiser, Amy says they also launched a new "Girls Give

in public housing whose fingerprints can be found on almost every

Initiative," with one of the setups referenced as "Girls Just Want To

major civic effort in the local community.

Have Funds." Amy says the goal is to establish 25 new, multi-gener-

+ See online details at CFMT.org/events for these events.

ational funds by the end of this 25th anniversary year. "We already have 22 of the 25," she adds. One of the group's community programs supports Girl Scout Troop 6000 that serves girls in homeless shelters and safe haven centers. Amy says donors can start their own fund, give to an existing fund,

THE WOMEN’S FUND OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE 3833 Cleghorn Ave. #400 Nashville

or give directly to Middle Tennessee nonprofits. They work with cor-

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON | PHOTOGRAPHY RAE’CHEL CURTIS

Green Hills Lifestyle Good News PERSONAL CALLING OF NEW CO-PUBLISHER IS TO MAKE POSITIVE DIFFERENCES

WITHIN THIS MAGAZINE THEME DEVOTED TO WOMEN, GREEN HILLS LIFESTYLE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES ONE OF ITS OWN: CO-PUBLISHER AND ACCOUNT MANAGER ANGELA BURTON. Angela’s word to live by in 2019 is “intent.” She follows that sentiment by looking for positives in every situation and by journaling her life. She’s originally from Birmingham, Ala., but has spent the last 18 years in Selma. She’s had a marketing career in the publishing, financial and insurance industries. As a passionate Gemini who loves her some Jesus, Angela confesses she sometimes can be a little mischievous. “I believe life’s mission is to love the Lord with all of your heart, with all your soul and with all of your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself,” she says. At Judson College, she put her mind and athletic skills toward pitching softball. She then graduated from Faulkner University. Now she enjoys gardening and spending time in nature whenever she gets the chance. She cherishes her relationships with her two shining, teenage children and loved ones. Friends of Angela say she is artistic, creative, adventurous and compassionate, while seeing the beauty in everything. Angela already is assisting Green Hills Lifestyle advertisers by encouraging them to believe in themselves and helping them put forth their best 16

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Angela’s word to live by in 2019 is

“intent.” She follows that sentiment by looking for positives in every

situation and by journaling her life.

services, products and offerings. As an additional resource, one of her roles is to be a value-added partner to advertisers and a community collaborator. Co-publisher Randy Roberson says he and Angela look forward to helping businesses continue to prosper by making new connections with readers. “God has incredible things planned for you and your future. But you have to do your part and bloom where you’re planted. Develop and master your gifts and talents. Whatever you do, whatever your

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Clemmie Greenlee BOLD AND RADICAL—IN A GOOD WAY! On May 17, Clemmie Greenlee will observe the first anniversary of her heart transplant. While her  health recovery has been an understandable struggle, Clemmie's heartstrings remained firmly attached to a unique community initiative she started:  Mothers Over Murder. It's one of those groups that people secretly wish to never need, given it lifts up mothers whose children have been murder victims. Clemmie admits also struggling at times with her biggest life lesson, which came from her mother:  "Never, ever forget to give unconditional love to everybody." This Nashville resident says that lesson left her personal sphere when she was 12 years old, after being enslaved  into human sex trafficking and literally thrown out of cars, and years of drug addiction, homelessness and prostitution. Going through  incarcerations and ultimately facing 42 years in prison for stabbing "a trick" jolted and changed her path. Since being rescued from the streets by the Magdalene House of Nashville, she's been “paying it forward” by helping to end sex trafficking, preventing gang retaliatory shootings, and supporting basic needs of the homeless, the imprisoned and those disadvantaged by birth and geography. However, while Clemmie was cleaning up her own life in 2003, a man murdered her only son, Rodriguez. In the pain, she founded the nonprofit Nashville Peacemakers to advocate for non-violence.  Ironically, Clemmie found out she'd been driving  to and from “ONE OF THE MOST COURAGEOUS THINGS YOU CAN

church the mother of the man who killed her son. Neither one of

DO IS IDENTIFY YOURSELF, KNOW WHO YOU ARE,

them knew they shared that unusual connection at first. 

WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND WHERE YOU WANT TO GO,”

"Once I found out I was helping the mother of the man who put

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my son in the ground, I knew God put me in a spot to do good, and

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showed me I just got to love on people," she reveals.

In this Green Hills Lifestyle—which traditionally is devoted

In addition to being honored as “Nashvillian of the Year" and

to ladies each May—it's obvious the females showcased in

receiving a coveted Soros Justice Fellowship grant for her innova-

this feature took Sheila's suggestion to heart. Read on to meet

tive approach to violence prevention, Clemmie has received recog-

local women who are succeeding in various endeavors, while

nition from entities, such as Tennessee NAACP, Nashville-based

learning bits of wisdom along the way. Here, their largest life

Community A.L.E.R.T. and The Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry.

lessons are shared. 20

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Kassie Wilson ONE AND ONLY SOUTHERN SOUL WITH CURIOUS GRIT Singer Kassie Wilson fills her life with purpose, passion and love. And, this Alabaman-turned-Nashvillian sings honestly from the heart with a country soul and R&B flavor. She moved to Nashville when she was 19 years old to pursue a full-time country music career, after a heart-wrenching event occurred. "My life lesson came when my dad suddenly died from a brain aneurysm, with no warning. I realized you can't take even one day for granted, because today may be your last day. Losing my dad at such a young age taught me to live each day to its fullest, and not to put off things you want to do in life,” she says. Two female iconic singers who influenced Kassie while growing up were Paula Abdul and Dolly Parton; she's currently inspired by female musicians, such as Brandi Carlile, Lauren Daigle and Freddy & Francine. "I like to write and sing about real-life, true stories. After hearing me, I'd like listeners to feel like they've just read my diaries," confides Kassie. Together with her husband, Ben Wilson, in the Americana duo "My One And Only," they've performed for or volunteered to help nonprofit organizations, such as  Nashville Rescue Mission, Benjamin House Ministries, Youth Life Learning Center and Teen Challenge. The Wilsons  play U.S. stages and tour  in Africa and have both graced the stage of the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Kassie hangs on the faith that people will lift each other up, rather than tear each other down in a world of comparisons. "I just want to be the best me I can be. I hope everyone can be the version that God created them to be, because that's special and beautiful," Kassie says.  MyOneAndOnlyMusic.com

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“I like to write and sing about real-life, true stories. After hearing me, I’d like listeners to feel like they’ve just read my diaries.”

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BE YOU. THE WORLD WILL ADJUST.

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“May your coffee be strong and your lashes long.”

Julie Aram BEAUTY INSIDE AND OUT BY TAKING CARE OF LIFE'S LITTLE THINGS Julie Aram subscribes to the toast "May your coffee be strong and your lashes long." It comes in handy in her line of work as a confidence builder and owner of The Lash Lounge in Nashville.  Seeing women succeed while defining success on their own terms is incredible motivation for Julie. "I'm  fortunate to be in an industry where I can truly change the way a woman feels about herself. My greatest inspiration is seeing how kindness, care and attention to a guest’s needs can give a woman confidence and empowerment to take into her daily life," she says. Julie's biggest lesson is that people must do all the “little things,"  the “not so easy things," and the “not so fun things," to truly reach personal goals.  "We all have dreams. The difference is finding the grit and discipline to do all  things that must get done, even when you don’t feel like it, to achieve your end goal. I learned this from my mom and dad, who came from very humble beginnings. They worked hard every day to raise four children to become successful adults, to build successful careers and businesses, and to have a life I now admire," she says. TheLashLounge.com/tn-nashville-green-hills Photo by Ally Pitts 22

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Lacey Newman REAL ESTATE'S COMMUNICATIVE MARKETING PROFESSIONAL Lacey Newman's been a successful real estate agent in Nashville for 14-plus years. But, she says one of her largest life lessons has been that surrounding oneself with great people is the key to having a balanced career and home life. "When I became a divorced mom of two in 2014, I felt I was starting over at everything. If it hadn’t been for my business partner, my kids’ dad and our nanny, I wouldn't have been able to manage. I had such a great support system in place, both at work and home, my business partner and I were able to start the Heard Newman real estate team in 2016. In 2017, I recruited my nanny to be a member of our real estate team, which then gave me opportunities to spend less time at work and more time with my kids," explains Lacey. She says she now trusts that if she has the right people in her life, great things will happen. "I know good people working together accomplish so much more than we would individually." When Lacey  read Brené Brown’s book Daring Greatly, which is based on Teddy Roosevelt’s famous  speech about “The Man in the Arena,” she says she took to heart the  teachings about vulnerability and owning one's story. She's now reading that author's latest book Dare To Lead. Lacey's also  inspired by Clea and Joanna from The Home Edit, because they're "rock stars of the home-organizing world and posting hilarious social media content that shows how to grow business through authenticity." HeardNewman.com

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The K itchen Nashville GATHER EVERYTHING FOR A MEMORABLE GATHERING

NOW THAT SUMMER IS APPROACHING, HOSTING A LADY-FOCUSED MEAL OR PARTY THAT LOOKS DELIGHTFUL AS WELL AS DELECTABLE CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS A TRIP TO THE KITCHEN NASHVILLE. Owner Jessica Jones can help assemble all the right tableware essentials, as well as provide encouragement and menu planning. She opened the store during January 2018 because she loves "everything kitchen" and enjoys cooking. "I grew up cooking with my mother and grandmother, who lived with us," says the New Yorker who lived in Lebanon for six years and moved to Nashville after marrying her husband.  Jessica says she was pregnant when she opened the store, and customers cheered her through the whole pregnancy. "Nashville feels like family, with our son, Nolan, coming back into the store with me at three weeks old, and customers stopping by to check in with us. He was a popular store attraction that whole first holiday season."  She says because Nashville hadn't had a full kitchen store for quite a while, customers say they relish her fresh, new products.  Wondering what to serve at a  fantabulous gathering? The Kitchen Nashville also offers recipes, tips and cooking classes. Examples of the types of classes include weeknight Italian cooking, eating healthier, Thai night foods, Dutch oven cooking, West African-inspired meals, spicing up grits, seafood selection, wine pairings, holiday menus and knife skills. "We explore cuisines and techniques with some of Nashville's wonderful chefs," assures Jessica. ​Additionally, Jessica says a gift card to a class or to the store is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, aspiring chefs and cooking enthusiasts. THE KITCHEN NASHVILLE | 6035 TN-100, Nashville | 615.928.8373 TheKitchenNashville.com Info@thekitchennashville.com Editor's Note: We'd like to thank Carol Braun, representing The French Shoppe at Belle Meade, for joining our photo shoot for this feature. The French Shoppe is located at 6049 TN-100. 26

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T he K i tc h e n S el l s : The Kitchen sells cookware, bakeware,

Microplane, WellnessMats, Corkcicle, Emile

high-quality, whole-leaf tea, P&T guarantees

barware, kitchen tools, knives and even small

Henry, Rosle, Mauviel, Finex, Wet-it! and

a rich and refined drinking experience. They

appliances. Jessica also offers wooden prod-

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hand-process their teas to ensure complete

ucts from local artists, such as cutting boards.

For an extra special beverage touch, try

She carries a wide range of products from

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She adds that The Kitchen carries these

companies, such as Hammer Stahl, All-

offered at The Kitchen. These Master Blend

tea flavors: Sweet Lullaby, Mint Julep, Perfect

Clad, Vitamix, Smeg, Le Creuset, Victorinox,

flavors are sourced from small-scale tea

Day, Jackpot Derby and the Hariman Classic

Wusthof, Shun, Kyocera, Jura, Bee's Wrap,

gardens across the world to emphasize

Chai, which are organic and herbal blends

Mason Cash, Joseph Joseph, Riedel,

purity and authenticity of flavor, and are

of original recipes using flowers, herbs,

Bodum, Epicurean, Staub, Zwilling, Miyabi,

composed of all-natural ingredients. "Using

spices, dried vegetables and seeds.

flavor comes through," says Jessica.

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+ Sweet Lullaby is a blend of lemon verbena, lime-tree blossoms and other calming herbs that's specially formulated to help consumers unwind. + The Mint Julep blend is inspired by a classic of southern American cocktail culture, the Mint Julep. This refresher pairs a smoky green tea with zesty lemon and cooling peppermint, conjuring up summery afternoons of chillin’ leisure. + The Perfect Day blend is made just for that perfect day in the backyard or park. This blend is an arcadian mélange of delicate white tea and elderflower with hints of apricot. + Inspired by the atmosphere and energy of a day at the races, the Jackpot Derby combines a bold blend of rich black teas with undertones of warm tobacco and notes of ripe fig. + Hariman Classic Chai, this classic Indianinspired recipe is closely guarded, but it's been described as having the right amount of spicy and full-bodied Assam black tea. For classy cocktails, the teas could be mixed with bourbons, wines or vodka. In addition to spices and salts, this year Jessica is adding food products, such as pastas, sauces and pestos. Jessica says many Nashvillians are experimenting with making bread by hand for the first time, even in cast iron skillets to produce a more crispy crust. "So that would be another good addition to this type of festive gathering. Breaking bread together is always nice," she adds. 28

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Fattoush Salad A favorite recipe passed down in Jessica’s family

ingredients

directions

+ 2 medium-sized pita bread slices

1. Open pita bread into two sides and place in oven at 375 degrees

+ 1 heart of romaine lettuce, chopped

to lightly toast. Bread should be lightly tanned but not brown. Once

+ 5 Persian (burpless, small, sweet and

bread is toasted, remove from oven and let cool enough to handle

essentially seedless) cucumbers, chopped

with fingers. Break bread into 1-inch chips and coat evenly and

+ 3 tomatoes, chopped

thoroughly in extra-virgin olive oil; thoroughly tossing in olive oil

+ 5 radishes, stems removed, thinly sliced

helps the bread not to wilt.

+ 5 green onions, whites and greens chopped

2. Toss the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, green onions,

+ 1 bunch fresh parsley, stems removed,

mint and parsley in a medium bowl.

finely chopped

3. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing in a small

+ 1 handful fresh mint, finely chopped

bowl; season with salt and pepper.

+ Extra-virgin olive oil

4. Before serving salad, pour the dressing over entire contents and toss to coat evenly.  Top with toasted pita bread and serve immediately. Note:  The pita bread also can be cut into 1-inch pieces and deepfried in canola oil until golden, instead of being toasted in oven.

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The event is outdoors and fun for

2019 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH – SOULFUL STYLE

tration fee is a donation that supports

Southern Baptist Convention,

prizes will be awarded. A $15 regishumane education, community spay/

Copper Kettle Cafe & Catering

neuter and homeless/adoptable pets.

"Love One Another" is the theme

This cafe serves "food like your mother

NashvilleHumane.org/Mutt-Strutt-5k

for the 15th Annual National Day of

used to make," so some head there to

Prayer. This downtown Nashville

celebrate Mother's Day brunch from

gathering sets a course for the city,

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to their

state and nation. Prayer groups can

regular biscuits and gravy, this year's

join this strategic lunch hour gather-

menu showcases blueberry pancake

ing at 901 Commerce St. to hear from

bake, beef Wellington, herb-baked

a diversity of civic and faith leaders.

salmon, apple-ham-cheddar quiche,

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chicken pot pie, green beans almon-

This hands-on  kids'  class is designed

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for ages 8 to 12 years during which they

an array of desserts. 

learn how to prepare Mexican, Italian

TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR SPRING 2019

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The Spring Tennessee Craft Fair is

NASHVILLE ROSÉ FESTIVAL BENEFITING BREAST CANCER ASSISTANCE

and Asian dishes. The class is May

Centennial Park

often considered THE premier outdoor arts event in Middle Tennessee. It attracts 45,000 visitors  with 210

East Park

20–22 and runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

24–26 NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET The Fairgrounds Nashville

juried artists. It's free to the public on

The second annual Nashville Rosé 

"A Day in the Sun" is this month's

the lower lawn in front of Nashville’s

Festival will support the Tennessee

theme for the Nashville Flea Market

Parthenon. Hours for this 48th annual

Breast Cancer Coalition. The TNBCC,

May 24–26. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to

event are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.

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ABBA THE CONCERT WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

cialty rosé  wines, exclusive beers,

assistance, education and legislative

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

action. The event offers 70-plus spelocal spirits, frosé and pink cocktails. NashvilleRoseFestival.com.

The world’s top ABBA tribute makes a special Nashville stop to perform some of the most iconic songs ever

written:

“Dancing

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“Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “S.O.S.” and “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme.” It features two original members from

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Moon Joggers is hosting a 1-mile, 5K

NASHVILLE HUMANE ASSOCIATION'S MUSIC CITY MUTT STRUTT

try’s armed forces. A virtual "race"

or 10K virtual run/walk to honor all who died while serving in the councan be done from any location of choice. The $20 registration includes

Shelby Park

a medal, bib and shipping, with at

Enrico

More than 1,000 people and pooches

least 15 percent of every entry being

Lopez-Yañez is the conductor. Email 

strut their stuff to raise money that enables

donated to Operation Gratitude. 

tickets@nashvillesymphony.org or

the Nashville Humane Association

See Twitter.com/MoonJoggers or

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Catch Alicia Witt in Action THIS ARTISTIC GINGA NINJA HAD IRRESTIBLE, GRADUAL LOVE AFFAIR WITH NASHVILLE AS FANS SALIVATE FOR THE UPCOMING SEVENTH-AND-FINAL SEASON OF ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, CAST MEMBERS TEASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT A MUSICAL TREAT RECEIVED FROM SINGER, INDIE-POP SONGWRITER AND TV VETERAN ALICIA WITT. All with good reason—Alicia (from ABC’s Nashville series, The Walking Dead, Twin Peaks and child actress in 1984 sci-fi action Dune) was cast in OITNB as a character named Zelda. Alicia says Zelda is a powerful, professional fundraiser and is one of the most robust, complex characters she’s ever played. “Zelda has utmost confidence and is persuasive, but is super warm and genuine at the same time,” she explains, noting that inhabiting that character taught her so much, when facing real-life issues, she often still wonders what Zelda would do. However, fans don’t have to wait until the finale show is aired to soak up Alicia’s charming attraction as a classically trained pianist and melodic storytelling rocker. She’s playing at Nashville’s City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., on May 11. Alicia divulges being a female musician and actress is wonderfully empowering and gratifying, knowing authentic connections with individuals are made at those moments, no matter what's happening in the world. Two of her musical role models are Elton John and Sara Bareilles. “Performing at the Grand Ole Opry was one of the greatest thrills of my life. You can feel the energies from all the previous artists. There’s something about the Opry that makes you feel thoroughly supported and lifted up,” Alicia recalls. She enjoys writing songs and co-writing sessions in the Music City at least four times a year. Alicia is also mother to Ernest, a rescued beagle and miniature pinscher mix dog, who shares her whirlwind world. As an easy-going, adaptable pup, Ernest lights up any filming set he’s on she says. AliciaWittMusic.com 34

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