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Emancipation Proclamation panel explores document’s meaning for today

Feb. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt Chaplain Mark Forrester moderated a lively panel discussion in War Memorial Auditorium Feb. 12 about the Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy as the document went on view at the Tennessee State Museum nearby.

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Mayor’s Walk 100 Miles finale set for Jan. 26

Jan. 19, 2013—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will host a community walk at Centennial Park beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The event is the finale to the mayor's Walk 100 Miles challenge.

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Maiello shares passion for music history with students in Blair precollege program

Jan. 11, 2013—For James Maiello, assistant professor of musicology and ethnomusicology at the Blair School of Music, teaching and research are two sides of the same coin.

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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, Radnor Lake State Natural Area to host alternative New Year’s event

Dec. 18, 2012—Instead of watching the Times Square ball drop on TV, members of the Nashville community can ring in the new year underneath the stars in the heart of nature. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and Radnor Lake State Natural Area will host a telescope viewing and moonlight hike on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. Dyer Observatory,...

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Take a holiday carriage ride and support Hillsboro-West End neighbors

Nov. 20, 2012—The Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood Association is sponsoring horse-drawn carriage rides Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. See beautiful holiday lights as you ride in a horse-drawn carriage, clip-clopping through the historic Hillsboro-West End neighborhood. Tours include hot cider, refreshments, music, friendly and experienced horses and drivers, and warm blankets if you need them. It’s a unique...

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Free community event to discuss memory loss in older adults

Oct. 30, 2012—If you’re 60 or older and have noticed a significant change in your memory—or if this describes a loved one—please join us for this informative information session Nov. 3 led by a panel Vanderbilt doctors who specialize in memory loss among older adults.

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Community Research Partners event will explore Affordable Care Act

Aug. 28, 2012—Community Research Partners will host a public event to discuss “Participation in the Affordable Care Act: Critical Choices for Tennessee” from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The event will be held at Kayne Avenue Baptist Church, 1025 12th Ave. S. Tony Garr, Enroll America’s state assistance consultant for Tennessee, and Gordon Bonnyman of the...

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Blair pre-college and adult series start Aug. 15

Aug. 8, 2012—Blair School of Music kicks off its pre-college and adult series of classes, private lessons and ensembles on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Private lessons are offered in all orchestral and many folk instruments. Kindermusik classes for ages 18 months to 6 years and their parents, an African performing ensemble for pre-college students ages 9-17, music theory and...

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Sideshow Fringe Festival provides weekend fun

Aug. 1, 2012—The second annual Sideshow Fringe Festival – featuring theater, dance, puppetry, spoken word, film, visual arts and more – is scheduled for Aug. 2-5 at several locations in the Vanderbilt area. The festival is presented by Sideshow @ Actors Bridge, and Vanderbilt and Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors, Inc. are among the sponsors. The festival unites progressive art...

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Sign up now for annual breast cancer walk

Jul. 10, 2012—The 11th annual Nashville Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20. Last year, more than 17,000 participants walked five miles through downtown Nashville and raised $500,000. The goal of organizers is to grow the event over the next two years and raise $1 million. You can help by forming a...

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Openings still available for Kindermusik classes at Blair

Jun. 19, 2012—Summer classes for Blair School of Music’s Kindermusik program begin June 26, and openings are still available in many of the classes. For a complete list of class descriptions and schedules, go here. Note: The 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Zoo Train class is now full. Contact: Kristin Whittlesey, (615) 322-7656

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Hear free music for the whole family at Dragon Music Sundays

May. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt is among the sponsors of the Fifth Annual Dragon Music Sundays concert series. Every Sunday through June 24, hear free music at Fannie Mae Dees Park, also known as “Dragon Park.” The music starts at 4 p.m. Performers include: May 27 Suzi Ragsdale June 3 Jim Lauderdale with Country Band June 10 Will Kimbrough...

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