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Through OCTOBER 19

Stephen Sondheim's “Assassins” is now showing at the Roxy Regional Theatre.  In keeping with the theatre's traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30 p.m. that evening for a $5 minimum donation. Please be advised, the production is intended for mature audiences only, due to violence and profanity. Performances run through Oct. 19 on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 12. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 13 and younger and may be reserved at roxyregionaltheatre.org, 931-645-7699 or at the theatre during regular box office hours. Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run.

OCTOBER 21

Montgomery County Historical Society presents The Life and Times of Mary Hunt Marks Gholson Oct. 21, 7 pm at Civic Hall, Veterans Plaza. Never heard of her? You are missing out on the interesting life story of a remarkable woman. Fran Powers, a descendant family member, will share Mary's story from Texas to Tennessee to Europe and back to Tennessee where she established a land legacy on the Cumberland River southeast of Clarksville. Add to that, she was a local Suffragist. Visitors are always welcome.

OCTOBER 22

2nd Annual Happy Fall Y’all event, which raises money for future Leadership Clarksville programming and scholarships, will take place Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6-9pm at The Ruby Cora, Gunn Rd. in Adams. BBQ, Live Band, Silent and Live Auction items, a BEST CLASS pumpkin contest, fire pit for s’mores, and our complementary, signature adult beverage- Caramel Apple Sangria. Tickets available through Eventbrite.com or through Leadershipclarksville.com website.

OCTOBER 24-27

Hear the Word of God proclaimed by Ross Conley of Auburn, KY - Thy Servant Is Listening. Are You Listening? Thursday, Oct. 24 7 pm; Take Heed What You Hear, Friday, Oct. 25 7 pm; Take Heed How You Hear, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 pm; Understanding What You Hear, Sunday, Oct. 27 9:30 am; Believing What You Hear, Sunday, Oct. 27 10:30 am;

Being Not A Hearer Only, Sunday, Oct. 27 6 pm. Warfield Blvd Church of Christ, 290 Warfield Blvd, Clarksville, TN 37043, (931) 647-1324, www.wbcoc.org.

OCTOBER 25

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan St. will be hosting Halloween at Fort Defiance from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Visitors are invited to gather around the bonfire at Fort Defiance to hear historical tales of haunted places and frightful faces. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served. Recommended for ages 8 and up. To find out more call 931-472-3351.

OCTOBER 26

Reliant Realty ERA Powered is hosting its inaugural Moonlight Soiree to benefit the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition on Saturday, Oct 26. This year’s theme will be the Headhunters Ball. When guests arrive at the Ruby Cora, at 2300 Gunn Rd. in Adams, they will take a walk on the wild side as they will be transported to a far way tropical location that has been untouched by the modern world. Guests are encouraged to dress in a jungle or tropical themed outfit. The silent auction and the cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 pm to be followed by dinner and dancing. This is an 18 and over event. Tickets are $40 per person (which includes one alcoholic beverage and dinner) or $400 to sponsor a table. Sponsorship packages are still available by contacting Rochelle White at (931) 241-0253 or rochelle@clarksvillehousetohome.com. Wounded Warrior Project will be the title sponsor. See www.themoonlightsoiree.com for more information. 

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Austin Peay State University Department of Theatre and Dance and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) will host a public question and answer session with Tony-winning director and Acuff chair Freddie Ashley. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. in the Trahern Theatre. Ashley was appointed artistic director of Actor’s Express in Atlanta in July 2007. At Actors Express he has directed such hits as “Rent,” “The Rocky Horror Show,” “End of the Rainbow,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Grey Gardens.” He also directed “Cabaret” for the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, “The Last Schwartz” for the Jewish Theatre of the South and “Camelot” for the Aurora Theatre. Ashley is coming to APSU to direct the world premiere of world-renowned playwright John Patrick Shanley’s new collection of one-act plays, “Five Savory Dishes.” This collection of plays is being produced by the APSU Department of Theatre & Dance as part of the 2019-2020 Acuff season, which also features a Drama Desk-nominated director/choreographer, a Jeff-nominated actor and the top flying effects company in the U.S. for the spring musical “Addams Family.”

THROUGH NOVEMBER 26

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library has partnered with the UT Extension office in Montgomery County to offer an 8 week Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP.) EFNEP is an educational program for families and youth, particularly families with young children. Families who enroll in EFNEP receive a series of lessons, at no cost to them, on how to choose and prepare healthy foods. Education focuses on selecting and preparing nutritious foods, managing food resources wisely, handling foods safely, and participating in regular physical activity. Trained UT Extension nutrition educators (peer educators) will provide fun and engaging hands-on lessons to those in attendance. Each week attendees will be able to sample food and receive a take home item or utensil that pertained to the subject covered.

Classes started on Oct. 8 and will run from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Tuesdays through November 26 in the large meeting room at the library.  The classes are free and open to anyone.

Deadline for the community calendar is Friday prior to publication. To submit items for the calendar, e-mail them to news@mainstreetclarksville.com. Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. Main Street Clarksville reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.

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