MINUTE: Mayday invites public to celebrate May Day

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Move over, Cinco de Mayo! Ring the first of next month with a May Day celebration at Murfreesboro’s own Mayday Brewery.

While the newly launched brewery wasn’t named for the ancient spring holiday, it is a great opportunity to enjoy great music, have inspiring conversation and taste some yummy craft brews, owner Ozzy Nelson said.

“We want this to be an annual celebration every year,” he said, adding that he’s keeping fireworks and belly dancers in mind for next year.

In addition to live music and food truck fare, Mayday Brewery will be offering two-for-one specials every hour for each of its four brews – Boro Blonde, Angry Redhead, Velvet Hustle and Evil Octopus – from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.

For details, follow the brewery on Facebook or visit www.maydaybrewery.com.

New pizza joint opens
Try a new slice of pie at Hungry Howie’s Pizza, which opened last week at 2015B Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro.

Founded in 1973, Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs, Inc. is self-proclaimed as the originator of the Flavored Crust Pizza with options like original, butter cheese, garlic herb, ranch, Cajun, butter, onion and sesame.

“I am so excited to open this new Hungry Howie’s Pizza location in Murfreesboro,” said Jon Curfman, owner of the Lascassas Pike Hungry Howie’s. “Our Flavored Crust Pizza is unique, and customers will love our affordable meal deals. Hungry Howie’s is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and we are offering a special Flavored Crust of the Month throughout 2013. Buttery Sesame is the crust flavor for April, and we look forward to serving it.”

Beyoncé, Goodwill partner
If you didn’t already love Beyoncé, listen up for a reason to start.

Goodwill Industries International has announced Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will lend her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work. The announcement comes just as Beyoncé kicked off “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.”

“Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works every day to help them improve and re-establish their lives,” Beyoncé said.

She will encourage fans to support Goodwill by promoting donation drives at her North American concerts. Beyoncé is scheduled to perform Saturday, July 13 at Nashville’s own Bridgestone Arena.

Goodwill will have a mobile donation center onsite at 28 tour venues in 24 North American cities, collecting clothing, electronics and small household goods. The revenue from the sale of these donations will directly benefit local Goodwill agencies in their work to help people with disabilities and disadvantages, and anyone facing challenges to finding employment.

Register now for MTSU’s  Accounting Alumni Appreciation Day
Accountants and business leaders can learn about combatting cybercrime, enhancing problem-solving skills and more through workshops at the upcoming Accounting Alumni Appreciation Day at MTSU.

Register now for the 22nd annual event, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of the Business and Aerospace Building.

The event is targeted to those interested in accounting, taxation and computer training. Participants will earn eight hours of Continuing Professional Education credit.

The fee will be $100 for MTSU alumni and $150 for all others interested. Proceeds go toward accounting student scholarships. Lunch will be provided.

Opening speaker is Scott Augenbaum, supervisory special agent for the FBI Cyber Crime Squad, who will speak on “Cyber Security—A Significant Business Risk.” In the afternoon session, Stan Clark, MTSU associate professor of accounting, will discuss “Current Issues in Revenue Recognition.” David Haddock, director of training for Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, will end the conference with a session on “TN State Specific Ethics.”

For a complete line-up of speakers and workshops, go to bit.ly/mtsuAAA. Seating is limited, so register now. To do so, visit mtsu.edu/accounting. For more information, call the MTSU Department of Accounting at 615-898-5306.
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