This weekend is about remembrance and paying tribute to the victims of 9/11, along with other opportunities to raise awareness and get outdoors as the summer season begins to wind down.
1. Maury County 9/11 Memorials
Maury County will pay respects to the Sept. 11, 2001 victims this weekend with multiple community events.
Columbia Fire & Rescue will host its 9/11 memorial service again at Firefighter Park at 1000 S. Garden St., Fire Station No. 1 at 8 a.m. Saturday. As the event’s keynote speaker, Brain Hupp from Maury Regional EMS will address the crowd.
Spring Hill will host the 9/11 memorial at Fischer Park in Port Royal at 10:00 a.m. Frank Berlanga is a 30-year veteran of the military who was present at Ground Zero the day before the attacks.
Both events are expected last approximately 30 seconds.
Ember’s Tavern & Grille, 2513 Hospitality Drive, will host a special 9/11 remembrance fundraiser for the Voices Center for Resilience, which will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Voices is a foundation that provides information, resources and support programs to 9/11 families and survivors, as well as rescue and recovery workers.
Knights for Christ also will host a 9/11 picnic for the first responders at Maury County Park. The event starts at noon Saturday at Civitan Pavilion. “until the food runs out.”
2. 6. Annual ATOP Fashion Show
Human trafficking continues to be a major problem in the country. Awareness is key to preventing this from happening again.
This is the message behind this year’s ATOP Fashion Show, now in its sixth consecutive year. It will be held at the UAW Hall, located at 125 Stephen P. Yokich Parkway.
The event will be held from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 if purchased online at Eventbrite.com and $45 at door. Doors will open at 5:05 p.m. fashion showBeginning at 7:30 p.m.
AtOP Fashion Show will feature local styles fashion designerJoAnn “Jae”Edwards will be hosted by 2015 Mrs. Tennessee America Cheryl Brehm.
There will be hors-d’oeuvres, music, and lots of prizes from the participating vendors.
3. Sign up for a book signing “The Bread Lady”
One of the popular trends over the last year was discovering the love of baking for many people stuck at home.
Sarah Gonzalez, also known as “The Bread Lady,”Spring Hill Bakery, 309 Hardin Lane, will host a book signing for at-home bakers.
Sunday’s signing event will be held from 2-4 p.m. She will autograph her new book. “Baking with The Bread Lady.”
Guests are welcome to bring their own books or purchase books at the signing.
4. Movies in Park “Jumanji: The Next Level”
Maury County Parks and Recreation will be showing another Sundown Cinema movie in the park. This will be one of your last chances to see it this year.
This month’s feature is “Jumanji: The Next Level,”The 2019 sequel of the Robin Williams fantasy boardgame film, starring Kevin Hart and Jack Black. “The Rock”Johnson.
The screening is free to attend and will take place starting at 6 p.m. Friday near the Bridle & Saddle Pavilion at Maury County Park.
The movie will begin at sunset and guests can take part in pre-movie activities, food trucks and more.
Organisers ask that you bring lawn chairs and blankets.
This will be the second-to last Sunset Cinema of the season. It will conclude next month with Oct. 16 screenings of “Hocus Pocus.”
5. Live entertainment
Cochise CountyPerform at Bad Idea Brewing, 307 W. 11th St., Columbia Arts Building, starting at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.
Cord MartinVintage Winery, 616 N. Main St., will be performing starting at 6:30 pm Friday.
Gary AndersonPerform at DB’s Eats & Beats 1144 Riverside Drive starting at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Aaron SparlingThe Boondox, 3546 Highway 431 will host the show starting at 9 p.m. on Friday.
Don BurgerMt. Pleasant Grille, 100 S. Main St. Mt. Pleasant, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.
Natasia GreycloudVanh Dy’s Upstairs Speakeasy Lounge, downtown Columbia, will host the show starting at 7 p.m. Sat.
Brandi SpradleyVintage Winery will be open for performances at 6:30 p.m., Saturday.
The Kentucky LinemenEmber’s Tavern and Grille 2513 Hospitality Drive, beginning at 8 p.m. Sat.
Gil GannAmber Falls Winery & Cellars 704 Ridgetop Road will host a performance as part of the winery’s Music on the Ridge series. The show will run from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday. Hearty Hog food truck will also be parked at Amber Falls from 3-7 p.m.
Mercury RedColumbia Elks Lodge, 1208 WKRM Lane. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Dustin HanuschMt. Pleasant Grille at 6 p.m. Sat.
Laura LaneAmber Falls Winery & Cellars Music on the Ridge will host a performance from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Amber Falls will also have the Broken Swing food cart from 1-5 pm.
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