Friday

Goodwill Career Solutions of Middle Tennessee - Weekly Job Fairs

 Goodwill Career Solutions of Middle Tennessee - Weekly Job Fairs
Job Fair for Three Employers Looking to Fill a Variety of Positions

Looking for work? We know who’s hiring. The Goodwill Career Solutions center in Antioch will host a job fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 for Adecco Staffing Solutions, McGuire Management Group and Waffle House.

These companies are looking to fill a several positions in Davidson and Rutherford Counties. Openings include everything from management positions to servers.

Representatives from these companies will be on site and interviews are possible, so dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to bring resumes, photo ID, Social Security card or birth certificate.

JOB FAIR FOR THREE EMPOYERS

When: Tuesday, July 29
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Goodwill Career Solutions
3538 Murfreesboro Pike
Antioch, TN 37013

This job fair is one of several taking place during the week of July 28 at our 27 Career Solutions centers. For a complete list of job fairs, visit goodwillcareersolutions.org.

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Thursday

Metro Nashville Schools Extend Optional School Application

Metro Schools Extends Optional School Application
Families can apply through July 30th, 2014

The opportunity for Nashville families to choose schools isn’t over yet. The Optional School application deadline has been extended to July 30, 2014, both for students new to and currently enrolled in Metro Schools.

Schools with space available for additional students are listed by tier (elementary, middle or high) on the district website at www.mnps.org/Page98241.aspx.

To enroll in a choice school with available seats, families must complete an application for each child and submit it by 4:30 p.m. Wed., July 30. Online applications are accepted from students with Metro Schools student IDs, which are printed on student report cards.

Paper applications are available in the district’s Customer Service Center accessible from the Berry Road entrance to the district’s central office at 2601 Branford Avenue.

Metro Nashville Public Schools
The first day of school is August 6, 2014. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is the nation’s 42nd largest district, preparing more than 83,000 students to excel in higher education, work and life. With the goal of being the first choice for Nashville’s families, Metro Schools is committed to providing a high quality education to every student. The district is earning a national reputation for urban school reform, its commitment to social and emotional learning and rising academic achievement, and currently ranks in the top 27 percent of districts in the state for academic performance. Its new strategic plan, Education 2018: Excellence for Every Student, sets the goal of becoming the nation’s top performing urban school system by 2018. The governing body for Metro Schools is the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education, a nine-member elected body. For more information, visit www.mnps.org.

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Wednesday

Red Cross Issues Urgent Call For Blood & Platelet Donors

American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors
Blood donations needed now to prevent emergency situation

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

In addition, the Independence Day holiday falling on Friday reduced the number of blood drives scheduled in early July. Many sponsors did not host drives because people took vacations either over the long weekend or for the entire week. In an average summer week, about 4,400 Red Cross blood drives are scheduled, compared to Independence Day week when only 3,450 drives occurred.

“Hospital patients continue to need lifesaving blood this summer, and they’re relying on the generosity of volunteer donors to give them hope in the days and weeks ahead,” said Tim Ryerson, CEO for the Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “Please, consider giving the gift of life. Each day donations come up short, less blood is available for patients in need – and you never know when it could be your loved one needing blood.”

Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.

There is also an urgent need for platelet donations. Platelets – a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, burn victims and bone marrow recipients – must be transfused within five days of donation, so it’s important to have a steady supply of platelets on hand.

The summer can be among the most challenging times of the year for blood and platelet donations as regular donors delay giving while they take vacations and participate in summer activities. When school is out of session for summer break, donations from those who normally give on campus tend to drop by more than 80 percent.

Every day this summer is a chance to give hope to patients in need and their network of family and friends. July 13 marked the half-way point for the Red Cross campaign “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” Blood and platelet donations are needed now and for the rest of the summer. Individuals who donated blood earlier this summer may now be eligible to donate again and help patients such as accident victims, heart surgery patients and children with blood disorders.

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.


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Tuesday

Nashville Symphony Announces Single Ticket Sales

Nashville Symphony Announces July 25 Single Ticket On-Sale Date for All 2014/15 Concerts and Special Events
A Host of Performances Also Added to Schermerhorn Symphony Center Calendar

The Nashville Symphony has announced that single tickets for all 2014/15 concerts and special events will go on sale on July 25.
Single tickets will be available at NashvilleSymphony.org via phone at 615.687.6400 or the Schermerhorn Symphony Center box office, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201 for all concert series, including:

  • The 2014/15 First Bank Pops Series, featuring The Four Tops, Kenny Rogers, Boyz II Men, Bernadette Peters and more;
  • The 2014/15 Aegis Sciences Classical Series, including Jonathan Biss Plays Brahms, Beethoven’s Seventh, Mahler’s Ninth, Dvorak’s Beloved ‘New World’ and more;
  • The 2014/15 Deloitte Jazz Series, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Dave Koz and more.

Subscription packages for all Symphony 2014/15 series, including flexible/”compose your own” packages are still available.



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Monday

Wilson County Farm Hosts Roving Dining Experience

Wilson County Farm Hosts Roving Dining Experience
Renowned Chef Josh Habiger of Pinewood Social Cooks up Something Special at Wedge Oak Farm.

On Saturday, October 2, Wedge Oak Farm, a 110-year old family farm will host Outstanding in the Field - a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Run by fourth generation farmer Karen Overton, Wedge Oak Farm's Mangalista pork, chicken and poultry are favorites for many of Nashville's finest, award-winning chefs and restaurants.

Ingredients for the meal will be sourced locally, with all the meats raised right there on Wedge Oak Farm and prepared by Chef Josh Habiger, Food & Wine Magazine's 2012 Best Chef and a 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.

Outstanding in the Field events are known for their beautifully composed and elegantly presented farm-to-table meals. The meal is prepared by a re-knowned local chef and served to all the guests seated at one long table. The mission of the meal is to inspire both a conversation at the table and a broader discussion about food, community and the meaning of place. A traveling feast with a central vision of farmers, chefs, cheese makers, ranchers, foragers and winemakers in delicious communion with the people they sustain.

The day will start at 2 p.m. with a tour of the 96 acre farm, mingling over cocktails and then everyone will gather at the table to a feast for the ages!

Tickets are limited and currently available at http://www.outstandinginthefield.com/event/wedge-oak-farm/

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