Register for Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend

Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend, sponsored by Mountain Outfitters, will take place April 13-14.
The sixth annual Mountain Goat Trail Run & Walk, featuring a 5-mile run and 2-mile walk, will be held on Saturday, April 13. The second annual Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 14. All proceeds will go to the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) to aid their efforts to complete the Trail.Continue reading

New Exhibit to Open at Frame Gallery March 8

An exhibit by artist Lendon Noe titled, “Grand Simplicities.” will open today (Friday), March 8, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Frame Gallery. Lendon will talk about her work at 6 p.m., and there will be refreshments. Everyone is invited to attend.
Noe’s works are primarily oil and ink on canvas. The show will continue through March 30.Continue reading

Register Now for the16th Annual Trails & Trilliums Festival

The 16th annual Trails and Trilliums festival, the spring fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park and a multi-day celebration of spring, features a record number of expertly-guided hikes on the most scenic trails in and around South Cumberland State Park. The April 12-14 festival, presented this year by Lodge Cast Iron, also offers a full slate of nature-themed speakers and workshops, an expanded native plant sale, free family-oriented activities for the kids, plus evening fundraiser events on both Friday and Saturday.
Capacity is limited on most hikes, talks and workshops. Reserve your place at any of these events by registering at <Trail​sAndTrilliums.org>.Continue reading

Calling All Chili Makers

The first annual Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club Chili Cook-off will be on Saturday, March 30, in the Cushman Room at the Women’s Center on Mississippi Avenue, Sewanee.
If you consider your chili recipe extraordinary or just plain good, then enter as a team and find out. Entry fees are $50 for community teams and $25 for student teams. Judging takes place at noon. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, and people’s choice. Registration forms and rules are online at . Register your team by March 20.
Event tickets are $10 per person, with children under 12 free. Included in the ticket price is the chili tasting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., corn bread, a cold beverage and a vote for the People’s Choice Award. Tickets are available from Rotary Club members and will be sold at the door.
Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Sewanee’s Haiti Institute, Heart to Heart, and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.
Sponsors are also needed. To become a sponsor of this event contact Kathy Henslee at . Sponsorship forms are also available on the website.

Sewanee Emeritus Features Sherwood Road Development Talk

The Sewanee Emeritus Association will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14, in the Torian Room of the library. Everyone is invited to come for the program and stay for refreshments following.
This month the speakers are Mickey Suarez and Michael Coffey. They are the brains and brawn behind the Sherwood Road Development, a housing project in conjunction with Housing Sewanee Inc.Continue reading

Friends of the Farm Meeting

A kick off meeting for the Friends of the University Farm will be held this Saturday, March 9, from 10–11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome and the Friends will gather at the farm on Breakfield Road in Sewanee. Children are welcome if accompanied by a parent or a minder. The Farm will provide coffee and hot chocolate, feel free to bring a snack or baked good to share. If weather permits, there will be a tour of the farm at the beginning of the meeting. Due to recent rainy weather, rubber boots might be needed for this part of the day. We will also have a short seed planting activity and attendees will take home some of these seeded plant pots.Continue reading

Upcoming Meetings, March 8, 2019

American Legion
American Legion Post 51 will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Legion Hall on University Avenue in Sewanee.

Coffee with the Coach
Coffee with the Coach, an opportunity to learn more about Sewanee’s sports teams, continues at 9 a.m., Monday, March 11, with University of the South swimming and diving coach, Max Obermiller.There will not be a meeting on March 18. Gather at the Blue Chair Tavern for free coffee and conversation.Continue reading

Arts & Ales Tickets: Last Chance!

The Franklin County Arts Guild is hosting Arts & Ales, an event to fund the promotion of visual and performing arts in Franklin County.
Arts & Ales will be Saturday, March 9, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Monterey Station in Cowan. Creations by more than 17 local artists will be sold at the event. The Fairies of Lullymore, created by Winchester artist Frances Perea, will be on display and for sale. In addition to the art for sale, there will also be 75 craft beers to taste.Continue reading

Operation Gratitude

A collection drive in support of Operation Gratitude, which annually sends more than 250,000 care packages to deployed troops, new recruits, veterans, first responders, and wounded heroes and their caregivers, is being sponsored by a group of area U.S. military veterans.
Items needed include all-purpose wipes, single or 30-count packs or smaller; batteries, AA and/or AAA; deodorant, travel size, non-aerosol; drink mix, individual serving packets; chewing gum; hand warmers; jerky, individual bags; lip balm; pencils, mechanical preferred; playing cards; body powder, travel size; puzzle books, 7”x10” preferred size; sewing kits, travel size; socks, black crew length; sunscreen, travel size, non-aerosol; items handmade with love; cool ties; knit or crocheted hats and scarves; paracord survival bracelets; handwritten letters; underwear, men’s and women’s in various sizes; and shower shoes.
Sgt. Major (E-9) Larry E. Williams, U.S. Army/Retired will be at Sewanee Auto on University Avenue from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, March 23, to pick up items. You may also bring all items to the Vietnam-Era Veterans Honors Day and Fair, at noon on Saturday, March 30, at the Coffee County Fairgrounds, 99 Lakeview Dr., Manchester. Admission is free, and parking is free. This event is sponsored by the VFW Post 10904, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, American Legion Gold Star Post 78, and Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard.
For more info contact Sgt. Major Williams at (931) 924-3000 or .

CCJP Hosts Solidarity Supper for Sanctuary Caravan

The community is invited to a chili and frybread Solidarity Supper on Saturday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., in St. Mark’s Hall at Otey Parish. The Solidarity Supper is $5 for adults and $3 for children, with larger donations encouraged. Hosted by the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace (CCJP), the event will raise funds for the Sanctuary Caravan. The Sanctuary Caravan operates a pro se clinic, an accompaniment program, and post-crossing support for asylum seekers and refugees fleeing persecution.Continue reading