Online registration is now open for the 14th annual Trails & Trilliums festival, April 7–9, at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. All proceeds benefit the Friends of South Cumberland.
The Monteagle Sewanee Rotary Club will host its third annual Cajun Supper, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4, in Claiborne Hall at Otey Memorial Parish.
Since 1908, the goal of the Sewanee Community Chest (SCC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been to provide crucial support to community initiatives annually. The SCC is raising money for basic needs in the community such as books, food, recreational spaces, elder care, children’s programs and more. The goal is $116,850 and to date $97,750 has been donated.
The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) invites nominations for the 34th 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.
St. Andrews-Sewanee School welcomes the public to its annual Bishop Reynolds Forum on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m. in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts. This year’s speaker will be the Rev. Colenzo Hubbard, executive director of the Emmanuel Center in Memphis. Fr. Hubbard’s very timely topic, “Encouraging Others to Have a Hope and a Future,” is based on his decades of work educating and empowering at-risk youth and adults through Christian ministry. A reception will follow the talk.
The Sewanee Review’s annual Aiken Taylor celebration will take place on March 1 and 2 on the campus of the University of the South. Mary Ruefle is the winner of the 2017 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Ruefle has authored 12 books of poetry, including “My Private Property” (2016) and “Trances from the Blast” (2013), as well as two collections of prose, and other writings.
The Friends of South Cumberland are dedicating their 2017 Hiking Challenge, “Hiking in Mack’s Tracks,” to Mack Prichard, State Naturalist Emeritus, for all he has done to advocate for nature, both here in the South Cumberlands and at dozens of other special places all across Tennessee.
Visit the Friends’ website
The lecture from Jody Allen, Lemon Project co-chair and managing director at the College of William and Mary, on “The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation” scheduled at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in Gailor Auditorium has been cancelled.
The Sewanee Trust for Historic Preservation meeting is at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the Adult Education Room at Otey Parish.
by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff Writer
by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer