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MTCS at Westwood (MS football) @ Dyer-Bouldin Field
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Woodworkers club meeting
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The monthly meeting of the Tennessee Valley Woodworkers club will take be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 16 at the UTSI campus in Tullahoma and will include the regular business portion and show and tell segment, as well as a program by Wayne Loveless on the Kreg Joinery System.

Westwood at Cascade (MS football)
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Amazing Family Night @ Manchester Recreation Center
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sponsored by TN Department of Health:

Free admission tot he Manchester Recreation Center, free healthy snacks, use of gym and walking track, use of youth wellness room, swimming in both pools.

Coffee County vs. Tullahoma (high school football) @ Wilkins Stadium, Tullahoma
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

91st Annual Coffee Pot Rivalry.

The Community Market @ Coffee County Historic Downtown Courthouse
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Manchester downtown square
Our Mission is to create a commonplace for local growers, craft makers, and small businesses alike to sell products and promote services, therefore encouraging sustainability and strengthening the local economy and community morale

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Haven of Hope fundraiser
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

A barbecue fundraiser will be held to benefit the Haven of Hope women’s shelter, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Aug. 20, at the basement of the Farm Bureau Building, 225 E. Main St.

Nutcracker auditions
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm
Nutcracker auditions

Duck River Dance will hold auditions for “The Nutcracker 2016” Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-21 at the studio on 200 E. McLean St.

Auditions are open to all dancers in our community, even those who are not students of the studio.

“In order to present the most exciting show possible, we encourage anyone who has dance experience to audition.  In addition to dancers, we need other performers to fill the cast.  If you are a gymnast, acrobat, actor, we have a role for you,” said owner- artistic director, Danelle Afflerbaugh.

“This is a wonderful Christmastime tradition and we look forward to bringing it to the stage in Manchester, at the beautiful Manchester Arts Center,” she added.

Productions of the “Nutcracker” are the most well-know and widely attended ballets of most dance companies. This will be the studio’s first production of the “Nutcracker.”

Those planning to audition arrive promptly and immediately proceed to the lobby to complete an audition form. Pictures will be taken for the director’s reference. Be prepared to learn choreography in the style of role for which you are auditioning. Hair must be pulled away from your face and attire should allow movement.

Auditions will be at noon for acrobats/gymnasts. Actors and non-dancing roles will be at 1 p.m.

Young dancers ages 6-9 will audition at 2 p.m., 10-15 – 3 p.m. and dancers ages 16 and older at 4 p.m.

En pointe dancers of all ages will audition at 5 p.m. Ballerinas who have danced en pointe for at least six months may audition for a role en pointe.  Regardless of age, if you are en pointe, you must attend this audition time, but dancers may attend any other applicable auditions as well.

Dancing Roles

Clara and Fritz (7-13 years old)

Female party guests (7-12)

Ballerina and Harlequin Dolls (11 and up)

Rats (10 and up)

Nutcracker Prince (13 and up)

Snow Queen and Snowflakes (11 and up)

Land of the Sweets Varieties (8 and up)

Sugar Plum Fairy (12 and up)

Waltz of the Flowers (8 yrs. and up)

Non-Ballet Roles/Movement Roles:

Adult Party Guests (16 – adult)

Grandfather (adult)

Uncle Drosselmeyer (adult)

Rat King (13 – adult)

Mice (5-8)

Toy Soldiers (6-11)

Acrobats (7 and up)

Lambs (5-8)

Duck River Dance will be performing the “Nutcracker Ballet” Dec.2-4.

Cast list will be posted at Duck River Dance and cast will be notified via email.

A cast meeting will take place prior to the first rehearsal.

If cast, a $50 production fee per participant will be due at the first cast meeting.

Rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons and occasionally Sunday afternoons from August to the Thanksgiving break.  The week prior to the show rehearsal will be every evening.

For more information, contact Duck River Dance at (931) 570-1763 or at



Summer Concert Series – Sarah Pearson @ Prater's Bar-B-Que
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ice cream supper
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An ice cream supper and music will be held at 6 p.m., Aug. 20 at the Shady Grove Community Center, 5261 Shady Grove Road, Morrison. Donations will be accepted at door with proceeds going towards upkeep of building.