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Goodwill Career Solutions in Murfreesboro will hold a job fair from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. today at its Memorial Boulevard location next to Murfreesboro Athletic Club.

A representative from Express Personnel will be at the job fair taking applications and interviewing candidates for the several employers they work with, so attendees are encouraged to dress for success. Additionally, job candidates are encouraged to bring resumes, valid identification, Social Security cards or birth certificates.

“Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is committed to helping the unemployed get back to work,” according to a press release. “It’s why we’ve chosen to celebrate Goodwill Week by hosting more than a dozen job fairs, educational fairs, classes and workshops at our 18 Career Solutions Centers across middle and west Tennessee.”

For a complete list of events taking place all across Middle and West Tennessee, visit giveit2goodwill.org.

Caregiver fundraiser slated for next week

The Art of Time is an evening filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and exciting live and silent auction items featuring local artists.

Held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at Whiskey Bent Saloon in downtown Nashville, the event is a fundraiser for Tennessee Respite Coalition in supporting the many programs serving family caregivers throughout the state.  

The Tennessee Respite Coalition is a statewide, nonprofit organization, which advocates for and helps provide respite services to caregivers. Respite, also known as the gift of time, is the temporary relief for caregivers.

 Swingin’ blues and early rock ‘n’ roll music will be provided, courtesy of Eight O’ Five Jive. Hors d’oeuvres will be offered by Noshville, Jim ‘n’ Nick’s, Trader Joe’s, The Corner Pub and Howdy Cupcake. Wine and beer will be served as a courtesy throughout the evening as guests enjoy the music and view the wonderful auction items.  

Guests may also choose from Whiskey Bent’s large bourbon and whiskey selection, or other cocktails available through a cash bar. Sponsors include Atnip CPA, the Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena.

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at tnrespite.org or by calling 615-269-8687.

Farm Day to be held later this month
Real Foods Farm will host its Farm Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, the farm announced.

 The public is invited to tour Real Food Farms in Grasslands, dig in the dirt, meet the animals, and have a lunch fresh from the farm’s fields. Potluck dishes are also welcome.

Workshops on food preservation and raw foods, as well as activities for the kids, will also be available.

Franklin resident David Daily said he only became a full-time farmer four years ago, when he decided it was more important to grow healthy and nutritious vegetables than chasing the corporate dream.

In what began as a family garden and a concern for the safety of his family’s food, Daily and his farming partner John-Paul Cahill now farm the 150-acre farm raising a large variety of naturally grown vegetables for their community supported agriculture and farmers market customers.  

“Daily is a passionate proponent of growing flavorful and nutritious vegetables without using any pesticides or chemicals,” according to a press release. “He starts with heirloom and non-genetically modified seeds and then uses a combination of sustainable growing practices to provide a year-round bounty. Daily and Cahill understand the important role that nutrition plays in our health and the health of our families.”

In addition to a large variety of vegetables, they also raise Jersey cows for a cow share program, pastured chickens for healthy eggs, Kiko goats for meat and help on the farm with brush clearing, and the heritage breed American Guinea hog.

It’s grown so confusing for the average consumer to even know what the different labels mean, but by buying from a local farm such as Real Food Farms, customers can be assured they are getting the most healthy and flavorful food available.

The only difference between food grown 200 years ago and Real Food Farms, Daily said, is “we use plastic for winter protection, and we have tractors to make the work easier.”

So bring the family, see where food comes from, and how it’s grown for a fun-filled day friendly for all ages.

Visit realfoodfarms.com for additional details.

Need a Minute with Melinda? She can be reached at mhudgins@murfreesboropost.com.
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