7-day, 375-mile bicycle ride set
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is sponsoring the 15th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee. The seven-day ride begins Sept. 16 and covers 375 miles in Middle Tennessee.
The even alternates to various regions of the state each year. This Middle Tennessee loop will begin in Sumner County, travel through Robertson, Montgomery, Dickson, Williamson and Rutherford counties, circle up to Wilson and end back in Sumner. Along the way, cyclists will camp at Tennessee State Parks and select campsites.
Registration has been extended to Sept. 1. More than 100 cyclists have already registered. The fee varies with the level of participation. For more information or registration forms, call 532-0756 or visit www.tnstateparks.com/BRAT/.
Blair Music offers adult programs
Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music is offering the following adult programs this fall:
Songwriting Seminar: Class meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for 15 weeks beginning Sept. 4. This hands-on seminar features a workshop-style format led by Deanna Walker. Each week special gues hit songwriters discuss their personal experiences.
The Thrill of Opera: Class meetings Mondays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., for six weeks beginning Sept. 10. Vanderbilt professor of musicology, Robert McNeilly, teaches this multi-media course for opera lovers as well as novices.
Vanderbilt Community Chorus: Group meetings Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 4. The chorus is open by audition to adults who are friends of Vanderbilt, faculty, staff and alumni. Auditions will be held at Blair, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an audition, call 322-7651.
For more information on any of these programs, call 322-7651 or visit www.vanderbilt.edu/blair.
Heritage Keepers names speakers
The Heritage Keepers Women