Monday, May 28, 2012

Save the Date for Hendersonville Public Library's Carnival

Bring your family to the Catch a Shooting Star Carnival this coming Saturday June 2nd, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Library has planned games and activities for people of all ages. 

Thank you so much for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Save the Date for the Hendersonville Flea Market 2012 Showings

You can visit the Hendersonville Flea Market on the following dates:

July 13th-15th, 2012
August 10th-12th, 2012
September 7th-9th, 2012
October 12th-14th, 2012
November 9th-11th, 2012
November 30th-December 1st and 2nd, 2012

Show Hours:
Friday 2-6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

You do not have to park or pay to enter the flea market.  You can browse a wide variety of products from over 350 booths.  If you need further information, please visit the Hendersonville Flea Market's website at

The Hendersonville Flea Market is located at 90 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Get Your Summer Reading and More at Hendersonville Public Library's Semi-Annual Book Sale

The Hendersonville Library Friends' semi-annual book sale begins on May 29th, Tuesday at 10 a.m.  The sale is at the back of the first floor.  You can buy hard cover books, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and audio tapes for bargain prices.  

Proceeds benefit the library's special programs and projects such as the Summer Reading ProgramIf you need additional information, please contact

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Have a blessed day.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hendersonville Public Library's Summer Reading 2012 Program

Readers of all ages (from toddlers to adults) can register to read books to earn prizes and participate in special events.  Registration begins on May 29th and ends on July 12th.

Please read the rules below on how to register.

Good luck to you and happy reading!


Children ages 1 to 12 can register in the Children's Department.  You will receive a reading log to complete and turn it in for prizes.   You don't have to be registered to attend the  weekly fun themed programs scheduled through the end of July.  Click the Dream Big Read picture to see the calendar of events.


Young adults will "Own the Night" with mystery, mayhem and monsters.  If you are between the age of 12 and 18, you can register in the Youth Room.  Read and enter to win in the "100 minutes to win it" weekly drawings.  There will be other opportunities to participate in games, crafts and contests.  Click on the Own the Night picture to go to the calendar of events.

We have prizes for adults who wish to participate in the Summer Reading program as well.  All you have to do is fill out a entry slip with your name and phone number and the title of a recent book you read.  Turn it in at the Reference desk to be entered into the weekly drawings for prizes.  You will automatically be entered for the grand prize of a Kindle Touch that will be awarded on July 28th. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Steeple Players Theatre Presents Heaven Can Wait

You can fly on over to The Steeple Players Theatre with your favorite angel and treat yourself to Heaven Can Wait.  The play runs through May 31st - June 10th, 2012 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Heaven Can Wait tells the story of a boxer, who is mistakenly taken to Heaven by an overeager angel before his time.  He is allowed to return to Earth and live out the rest of his life.  However, his body has been cremated and he has to inhabit the body of a crooked investor.  The boxer sets out to transform the crooked man's life.  Does he has the skill and luck to make it through his 2nd chance at life?

Please treat yourself to the very talented cast and crew's production of Heaven Can Wait.  I hope you enjoy the show!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16's $1 Summer Movie Schedule

The Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16  kicks off their summer movies on June 5th.  They will show movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for $1.  Regal Cinemas will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Will Rogers Institute.

Here is a following schedule of the upcoming movies and dates. 

June 5th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and June 6th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Journey 2
Kit Kittredge:  American Girl

June 12th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and June 13th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Dolphin Tale
Happy Feet Two

June 19th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and June 20th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Legend of the Guardians
Yogi Bear

June 26th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and June 27th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Cats and Dogs:  Revenge

July 3rd, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and July 4th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Adventures of Tin Tin
Puss in Boots

July 10th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and July 11th, Wednesday  (10 a.m.)
Kung Fu Panda 2

July 17th, Tuesday  (10 a.m.) and July 18th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Spy Kids:  All the Time

July 24th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and July 25th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Hoodwinked Too

July 31th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and August 1st, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Arthur Christmas

I hope you all enjoy your summer!  The Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 is located at 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Building T., Hendersonville TN 37075 and their phone number is 615-824-6817.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee! 


Cafe Rakka's Lamb Rakka Recipe

Cafe Rakka's Lamb Rakka Recipe
  • 4 ounces coconut oil or peanut oil.
  • 4 to 5 Syrian black cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander. 
  • 4 cloves of garlic,  smashed
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric 
  • 1/4 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 tablespoon ajowan 
  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon saffron
  • 16 ounces tomato puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 ounces sour cream
  • 4 dried figs, quartered
  • 1-ounce dried sweet cherries 
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Cooked basmati rice, for serving

In saucepan add 2 ounces of coconut oil, 2 black cardamom seeds, 1/4 tablespoon cardamom, 1/4 tablespoon cumin, 1/4 tablespoon coriander, 2 cloves of garlic, and 1/2 stick of cinnamon, 1bay leaf and 1/2 tablespoon turmeric. Cook over medium heat to toast for about 2 to 3 minutes, then add the lamb, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and salt, to taste. Let it simmer for 20 to 25 minutes stirring occasionally. When meat is cooked add the saffron and turn off the heat.

In medium saucepan add the remaining 2 ounces of coconut oil, and the remaining black cardamom seeds, cardamom, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, bay leaf and turmeric. Add the celery seeds and ajowan and toast for 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat. Stir in the remaining 2 garlic cloves and the tomato puree, and mix well. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and cook for 10 to 15 minutes over low heat. Stir in the milk, yogurt, sour cream and salt, to taste. Cover the pan and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring every 5 minutes, until the color turns bright orange. Add the figs and the cherries and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the lamb, cook for 2 minutes, then turn off the heat.

Add a few cilantro leaves to the bottom of each serving bowl and ladle in the lamb korma. Garnish with more cilantro and enjoy it with basmati rice.

Which Hendersonville Celebrity Are You? Quiz

Your Personal Style:
A.. You like romantic clothing and frequently wear ethereal dresses, sequins, glitter, and cowgirl boots.
B.  You frequently wear all black clothing and you are not a flashy dresser.
C.  You turn heads with your wild and bright clothing.  You are not afraid to stand out in a crowd.
D.  You are down-to-earth and you are comfortable wearing jeans and a baseball hat or dressing up just for fun.
E.  You are very practical and always wear your military uniform with pride.

Your Personality Style:
A.  You love anything crafty and you faithfully pin ideas on Pinterest.
B.  You are very spiritual, humble, creative, generous, and unpredictable at times.
C.  Your friends describe you as naturally entertaining, hard working, and a bit over the top.
D.  You frequently entertain family and friends at your cozy home and you excel at cooking and keeping everyone happy and secure. You are a nurturer.
E.  You fear practically nothing and you possess a strong sense of work ethic and patriotism.

One Word Description of You:
A.  Sparkly.
B.  Stoic.
C.  Showstopping.
D.  Authentic.
E.  Patriotic.

Your Favorite Color/Colors Are:
A.   Purple, pink, or white.
B.   Black.
C.  Bright yellow and orange.
D.  Neutral.
E.  Blue.

Your Favorite Place/Places to Hang Out Are:
A.  Coffee shops, bookstores, and craft stores.
B.  The lake.
C.  Sports events.
D.  Your home.
E.  Historical sites.

If you answered mostly A's, you are like country sweetheart, Taylor Swift.

If you answered mostly B's, you definitely favor, The Man in Black himself, the legendary Johnny Cash.

If you answered mostly C's, you are like professional wrestler Jeff Jarrett.

If  you answered mostly D's, you are like country music singer and cookbook author, Trisha Yearwood.

If you answered mostly E's, you are like historical Hendersonville founder, Daniel Smith.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee and taking the quiz.  Please share with your friends.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Free Movie Night at the Library on Each 3rd Thursday

The Hendersonville Public Library wants you to come by at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17th,  for their movie club in their large meeting room.  They provide refreshments for free.  The library will be showing The Help and having a discussion afterwards. 

The library shows free movies on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Red Rooster Cafe Review

If your mouth automatically waters at the mention of meat and three restaurants, you need to skedaddle and make a bee line for Red Rooster Cafe.  Red Rooster Cafe's food is the mother of comfort foods and offers a variety of Southern cuisine.

I appreciated the friendly service, the cleanness, and the delicious meal.  Loyal costumers swarm Red Rooster Cafe like frenzied bees around a hive.  If you are in a hurry, you definitely need to arrive before noon. It is more spacious than I expected and we did not feel crowded or rushed to finish our meal. 

It is located at 801 West Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075.  The hours are Monday - Friday 6am-2pm Saturday 7-2 and Sunday 8-1.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Then and Again

Then and Again is a thrift store that features second hand furniture and home decor and antiques.  One customer said, "My favorite place to find "treaures! The owners are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Their consignment payout beats the local competition and I've taken a number of pieces down and had success. I've also found some awesome buys! I stop by often to see what's in."

It is located at 235 East Main Street, Suite P, Hendersonville, TN, 37075.  The hours of operation are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.

For more information, please feel visit their website at  

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