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May 18: Bluegrass Gospel Sing, 7:00 p.m. at Goshen C.P. Church. Come and hear the Cannon Creek Bluegrass Group from Dunlap, Tennessee! An international potluck dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. until the concert begins. Goshen Church is located at 1262 Williams Cove Road between Cowan and Winchester. For more information call the church at (931) 967-0245.
May 18: Wounded Warrior Project, a Dinner-Dance Benefit at the Manchester/Coffee County Convention Center. $35 ticket price includes a full course dinner and a full evening of musical entertainment. 5-6 p.m. Happy Hour, 6-7 p.m. Dinner & Jazz, 7-9 p.m. Ballroom Dance, 9-11 p.m. Rock & Roll Dance. All proceeds less expenses benefit the Wounded Warrior Project in association with Let Freedom Ring. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Jerry Anderson at (931) 205-6380. Click here to purchase tickets or to make a donation using our secure PayPal service.
May 19: History Lecture: "The Mountain Goat", 4:00 p.m. at Cowan Center for the Arts. Mr. Oliver Jervis, a historian and member of the Grundy County Heritage Center, will take you back to 1856 when the short line railroad first climbed the Cumberland Plateau above Cowan and eventually connected Cowan to Sewanee, Monteagle, Tracy City, Coalmont, and Palmer. Mary Patten Priestley, author, and John Baggenstoss, illustrator, of “Dad’s Railroad, the Mountain Goat” will talk about their latest book, which will be for sale, and sign all your copies. Admission is free and refreshments are served. For more information go to www.cowancenterforthearts.org.
May 23, 25 & 26: M*A*S*H on stage at the Manchester Arts Center. A Mobile Army Surgical Hospital comedy adapted by Tim Kelly and performed on stage by the Millennium Repertory Company. Suitable for all ages. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday matinee beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $13 at the door or $11 for students, seniors and military. For more information go to www.millenniumrep.org.
May 24: Turtle Exhibit Wine and Cheese Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Artisan Depot in Cowan. Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the Artisan Depot for the Turtle Show! Come to the reception to meet the artists and see the collection, which will be on display until June 8th.
June 1: Cowan Railroad Days Third Annual 5K Run/Walk. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Run/Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. Start and finish at Cowan Railroad Museum. Awards are announced at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration $20 with a May 25 deadline. Late and Day of Registration cost $25. For more information contact Ricky or Dena Gillespie at 931.308.6062. All proceeds benefit Cowan Railroad Museum. Forms are available online at www.cowanrailroadmuseum.org.
June 1: Enormous Rummage Sales in downtown Cowan! Next to the post office provided by St. Agnes' Church; in front of the Artisan Depot provided by Franklin County Arts Guild. Browse and buy everything from home furnishings to art and collectibles.
June 20, 21, 22: Lynchburg Frontier Days Carnival and Rodeo. Lynchburg, TN. Go to lynchburgtn.com for more information.
June 22: Bow Wow Walk and 5K Run at Winchester City Park, 8AM - 12PM. There will also be a Ground Breaking Celebration for the new Animal Harbor facility at 5PM on the new property location off AEDC Road (behind North Middle School).
June 22-July 21: 58th Annual Sewanee Summer Music Festival. One of the country's oldest and most acclaimed musical institutes is right here on the Mountain! Over 150 aspiring young musicians will join up with instructors, performers and guests for high caliber musical training. Go to www.sewaneemusicfestival.org for a full concert schedule and ticketing information. Note that a free concert will be offered at Cowan Center for the Arts on Tuesday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m.
July 27: Annual Hamburger Supper at Goshen C.P. Church. 5 to 7 p.m. with hamburgers and all the fixings. This is the annual fundraiser for the CPWM missionary organization. Goshen Church is located at 1262 Williams Cove Road between Cowan and Winchester. For more information call the church at (931) 967-0245.
June 30: Civil War Commemoration in Downtown Cowan. Join us for a community-wide recognition of the 150th Anniversary of Union and Confederate troop occupation in the greater Sewanee area. The Cowan event begins at 1:00 p.m. in the railroad park at the depot with an opening ceremony, music, and remarks by local historians. A skit is in the works to commemorate a famous confrontation that took place in Cowan between a local resident and General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The program will conclude with the ceremonial installation of a Civil War trail marker in the railroad park.
July 9: Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Cowan, 7 p.m. at Cowan Center for the Arts. Join us for an evening of spectacular music provided by students and faculty. The concert is provided with free admission is memory of Miss Elizabeth Haynes. For a full schedule of concerts in Sewanee, visit www.sewaneemusicfestival.org.