Post-Intelligencer columnist Cynthia Bond Hopson will host “Phenomenal Women Speak,” as eight women will share their stories on Facebook at 3 p.m. from the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville. The program is in conjunction with Brownsville’s annual Women’s History Month. This is the seventh year for the program. For more information, call 731-779-9000.
The Northwest Tennessee Development District and the Northwest Tennessee Human Resources Agency Policy Council will have a virtual Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. For more details, call 731-587-4213 ext. 209.
The 13th annual Blooming Arts Festival is scheduled in Linden on the downtown Main Street. Creative arts and crafts are the focus of the festival. Past exhibitions have included fine art, such as oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, clay sculptures and photography. Fine handcrafted artisans bring stained glass, leatherwork, jewelry, glass, furniture, fiber, quilting and numerous other displays of creativity. To register, visit bloomingartsfestival.org.
Through March 31
An exhibit of award-winning realist Juliette Aristides’ paintings called “A Life’s Work” is on display at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center in Clarksville. The museum in the heart of downtown Clarksville has more than 35,000 square feet of exhibit space. It also will feature exhibits in conjunction with Black History Month, including one focusing on Olympic champion Wilma Rudolph. For more information, go to customshousemuseum.org.
Registration for Performing Arts Camp I and II at the Ned McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center in Jackson begins at 8 a.m. There are two separate camps planned in May and June, one for ages 8-9 and one for ages 10-13. Students will receive instruction in singing, choreography, stage presence, costuming and props. For more information, call 731-425-8397.
The First Ladies’ Luncheon, presented by the United Way of West Tennessee’s Women’s Leadership Council, is scheduled for noon at the Jackson Fairgrounds Outdoor Pavilion. Keynote speaker is Penny Schwinn, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education. Companies and organizations across West Tennessee gather to celebrate the impact of local women within the community. Tickets may be purchased at uwwt.org.
The Northwest Tennessee Arts Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Martin. The new outdoor event is hosted by UT Martin’s Department of Music, Weakley County Schools and Weakley Arts Can to promote K-12 and university performing and visual arts. There will be live music, theatre and dance performances, food trucks and a display of the annual Weakley County Art Show. To participate, apply at weakleyartscan.org.
Bluegrass, Beer and BBQ Fest is scheduled in Grand Rivers, Ky. The festival will feature bluegrass music by Kentucky Shine, Kings Highway, The Gaslight Boys, Wheelhouse Rousters and fiddler Ian Bastida. Barbecue will be available, as will arts and crafts vendors. The event is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Little Lake Park. For more information, call 270-362-0152.