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Tickets for the 10th Annual Wine on the River World Tour are now on sale at WineOnTheRiver.com.

The event will be held from 3-7 p.m. this Saturday on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Nashville.

According to a press release, a portion of the proceeds will benefit local charity Hands On Nashville.

 The “World Tour” theme will highlight beverages from various regions across the globe. Each region will be paired with a local restaurant along with regional beverages including wine, beer or spirits.

 Advance General Admission tickets are $50 (plus tax) per person and include a souvenir wine glass and all wine, beer and spirit samples. Day-Of General Admission tickets are $60 (plus tax) per person and will only be available if advanced tickets have not sold out. Tickets can be purchased online at WineOnTheRiver.com. Food will be available for purchase.

Wine on the River will feature live music throughout the event on two stages. The Nashville Symphony and the Teri Reid Quartet will perform from 3-5 p.m., and the Trio San Rafael and Thomas Cain will perform from 5-7 p.m.

New this year will be a 14 team Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by Jack in the Box. Attendees will need to register upon arrival and will have the opportunity to win $10, $25 and $50 gift cards.

Immediately following the event, attendees are invited to continue the festivities at the Official Wine on the River After Party at The Silver Dollar Saloon. The Silver Dollar Saloon is located at 110 Second Ave North in downtown Nashville. Featured artist Shari Bardo & the Explosion Band will be playing all your favorite 80s Rock Hits.

Ranger speaks on Battle of Stones River
To commemorate the second of a five-year emphasis on the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Ranger Jeremy Childs of the National Park Service will be speaking at Linebaugh Public Library at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 15, in the upstairs Reading Room.

As 2012 is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River, Childs will be speaking on the battle, its affect on our area and impact on the war as a whole.

Round Up for Pink Ink
Cartridge World  North America is working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

During September and October, local customers can donate to the foundation at their local Cartridge World store by “rounding up” their purchase to the next dollar and  donating the change.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $100,000.  Cartridge World will also match the first $25,000 donated.

Each year, more than 200,000 North American women are diagnosed with  breast cancer, and in 2012, nearly 39,000 women are expected to die from the disease, according to a press release.

In an effort to raise funds to help provide breast cancer  services to those in need, Cartridge World, the world’s largest specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges, is launching the “Round Up  for Pink Ink” campaign.

With a goal to raise $100,000, the initiative gives Cartridge World  customers in the local community the opportunity to donate to the National  Breast Cancer Foundation by rounding up their in-store sales transaction to the next dollar.

In addition, stores will be distributing information about NBCF programs –  including early detection and awareness information.

“The impact of the growing number of women who are diagnosed with breast  cancer is felt by everyone,” said William Swanson, Chief Executive Officer  for Cartridge World North America. “So we are mobilizing hundreds of  stores in communities across North America, such as those in the Murfreesboro area, to support the foundation’s cause.”

Funds raised from the “Round Up For Pink Ink” campaign will be used to offer early detection services and support programs for breast cancer  patients.

The NBCF has a mission to save lives through early detection and partners with 91 medical facilities to provide free mammograms and diagnostic breast care services to women in need.

The foundation also offers multiple educational resources aimed at breast cancer survivors.

Cartridge World in Murfreesboro is located at 536 C N. Thompson Lane and can be reached at 615-848-0465. Cartridge World in Smyrna is located at 900 Grammar Lane and can be reached by phone at 615-462-6683.
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