Gateway Chamber Orchestra will hold its annual family concert, “The Nutcracker Suite with Anna Celenza,” on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. Children’s pre-concert activities will begin at 2 p.m.


The Montgomery County Historical Society will meet Nov. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Civic Hall at Veterans Plaza Pageant Lane in Clarksville. Using family history and land record research, Kurt Bryant will share the story of early Fredonia area settler Sanford Wilson and his descendants. By the 1830s, his holdings exceeded 3,000 acres. His federal-style brick home, built about 1840, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The program is sure to be interesting and informative. Enjoy refreshments and socializing afterward. Visitors are always welcome. Anyone who is not yet a member should take advantage of this special offer. Sign up now and membership covers the rest of 2019 and all of 2020. Receive the newsletter, “The Cornsheller,” each month and support the mission to preserve and share local history. Membership is $25 per month.


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 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.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family-to-Family Education Program will hold a free 12-week training course to teach family members the knowledge and skills needed to cope more effectively with people with mental illness. Attend with other family members just like in a confidential setting. Gain insight into how mental illness affects a relative; take an eye-opening look inside some of today’s current brain research related to mental illness; learn how families can become advocates for better treatments for their relatives; learn about the mental illness medication issues available and the latest treatment options; learn to cope with worry and stress; and learn to focus on care for you, as well as loved ones. Many describe the impact of this program as life changing. Join the more than 200,000 individuals who have gained information, insight, understanding and empowerment. Classes will begin in January at Tennova Hospital-Clarksville. The class is free and confidential. Interested individuals must pre-register by calling Karen at 270-885-9410.

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