Gail McDaniel, an acclaimed watercolor artist/instructor who was named the PENCIL Foundation's "Volunteer of the Year" in 2012, will teach a series of watercolor painting classes in Middle Tennessee this summer for artists at all levels.
Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) is looking for new volunteers aged 55 and older to tutor at-risk children in grades K through 4 in Metro Nashville Public Schools.
The 37th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration will once again be held at Jeff Poppen's, aka The Barefoot Farmer, (2500 Heady Ridge Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN) Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Scarritt-Bennett Center will host a community discussion series this summer called "Hot Topics," in which Middle Tennesseans will share lunch and discuss current local and national issues.
June is a celebration of men's health! I was curious as to what health topics are discussed out there for men,and I decided to start with a Google search. First on the list was a popular men's health magazine, so I visited the website and started to read the titles of articles that were highlighted for men's health.
Dear Ginger, My grandchildren will be spending part of their summer vacation with us. I am feeling a little frightened because I just read a report saying children are accessing pornography on the Internet. I guess I knew this was inevitable, but I had never really thought about how I could help keep them safe when I’m in charge of them. Do you have any suggestions? They are nine, 11, and 14, and the oldest two are constantly playing on their hand-held computer things.
Some years ago, I became a regular reader of the obituary section of the newspaper because on most days something interesting or unusual can be found there. One thing I’ve noted is the many euphemistic expressions people have for death. “Went to be with the Lord,” “Promoted to Glory,” “Entered into eternal rest,” “Left this life of pain and sorrow,” “Is now singing in Gloryland,” and, for one who must have loved fishing, “Is casting a line in that great trout stream in the sky.” I suppose the words “death” and “died” seem so final that folks want to avoid them, but that’s what really happened.
Understanding health care is a language of its own. According to Wikipedia, the term "health literacy" is defined as the ability to read, understand, and use health care information to make decisions and follow instructions for treatment.
On Saturday, June 15, Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT) will present the enthralling artistic feats of the Golden Dragon Acrobats for only two performances.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art will present internationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro's LIGHT, a site-specific exhibition of breathtaking, large-scale outdoor lighting installations and indoor sculptures, from May 24 through Nov. 10, 2013.
On Monday, May 27, 2013, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Nashville's premiere professional dinner theatre, will host a Memorial Day dinner and concert honoring members of the U.S. Military and veterans to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project.
MyFitScript urges individuals and families in Tennessee to increase their physical activity during May’s Exercise is Medicine® Month. In the month of May, the public is encouraged to get active, and health care professionals are asked to prescribe exercise for their patients.
Dear Readers, This month, I am featuring some feedback I have received regarding recent columns.
Depression and aging seem to especially go together because of so many undesirable changes occurring in the later years.
My title for this piece reminded me of the story about two young doctors, a psychiatrist and a proctologist, who were just beginning their practices. Since money was tight for both of them, they decided to rent an office together. They also decided to pay for one sign with minimum lettering to hang outside. It had two lines: Dr. Smith & Dr. Jones, Odds & Ends.