Benefits: BAMS, W.O. Smith, Children’s Hospital

>>Clay Walker and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM golf tournament playing partner Michael Bolton won the celebrity challenge event in Pebble Beach, CA, Wednesday, February 9. The duo walked away with a $19,000 purse to be split between their own respective charities. Clay Walker will give the proceeds to his foundation Band Against MS (BAMS), which provides educational information and funding programs for those living with MS.

Pictured (l-r): Walker and Bolton at the 18th green after winning the event.

>>The 10th Annual Birdhouse Thing benefit for the W.O. Smith Music School is scheduled for Thurs., March 10 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the school on 8th Ave. S. in Nashville. This year, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler and many others have donated tickets and meet and greet passes for a stop on their 2011 tour. These celebrity auction items will be available online March 8-22 at www.mclemoreauction.com.

Each year, event organizers provide wooden birdhouses to local Nashville visual artists, architects, and public figures who then add their own artful design. These birdhouses, designed by visual artists Edie Maney, Diana Wiles, Bob McGill and others, will be available at both live and silent auction at the event.

Tickets are on sale for $50, and are available online at www.birdhousething.com, by calling the W.O. Smith Music School at (615) 255-8355 or by emailing [email protected]

>>Music City Tennis Invitational Pre-tournament Songwriter Showcase was held at the Bluebird Café on Feb 10. The benefit concert is a kick-off event for the 38th Annual MCTI benefiting the Center for Child Development at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The tennis tournament will be held April 30-May 1 at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Tennis Center at Vanderbilt.

(L-R) Kathy Ashworth, Bill Riddle, Patsy Wells, Patsy Bradley, Bob DiPiero, Dr. Tyler Reimschisel, Gary Burr, Victoria Shaw, Jim Photoglo

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