Local Orthodontist Dances with Nashville Stars to Stomp Hunger

David Kemp, D.D.S., is raising Feed America First funds through Dancing with the Nashville Stars. His professional partner is Susanna Cranford of National Dance Club of Franklin. They perform at a Nov. 5 fundraising evening event to “stomp hunger” in middle Tennessee.

“My passion to help is personal. When my parents divorced, Mom had a difficult time putting food on the table. I know firsthand the benefits of food stamps and the ignominious blessing of eating ‘government cheese.’ Hunger can affect us all,” he reminds. 

Donations can be made at FeedAmericaFirst.com/David

The Governors Club Bazaar Offers Unique Shopping

Get holiday shopping done on Nov. 21 during the one time of the year that The Governors Club is open to the public at 9681 Concord Road. At least 35 select vendors, artists and boutique owners will offer unique items from 5–8 p.m. at this free-admission event organized by The Governors Club LGA members. A cash bar also will be available during the event.

Valet parking will be provided during the Bazaar compliments of New Life Laser, a medspa based in Brentwood.  

Among the sellers will be Prickly Dame, a new artist who produces handmade wooden bangles. Another vendor will be the Sidney Clark women’s clothing line. Additionally, the event includes an online silent auction that will begin the week prior to Nov. 21. To bid on silent auction items, visit SaddleUp.GiveSmart.com and text SaddleUp to 52182. Text this number to get notified when the auction goes live and to receive updates of new items.

Proceeds of this annual event benefit the nonprofit Saddle Up!, an equine-based, recreational therapeutic riding program for youths with developmental disabilities.

Medicare Open Enrollment; Tom Law Team Stands Ready to Guide

Medicare enrollment season is open only until Dec. 7, and many seek assistance with complicated, confusing options. Tom Law, licensed agent of HealthMarkets, says his team of experienced insurance professionals can provide free consultations and no-obligation quotes for Medicare seekers. 

For those younger than 65, the enrollment deadline for individual health insurance runs through Dec. 15. 

“Making an appointment with us as soon as possible is better so there’s enough time to consider options,” Tom says. “We get clients the best coverage by working with nationally recognized insurance companies to secure quality-driven, affordable insurance options and customized plans.”

He suggests making a list of questions and bringing existing insurance coverage information to the HealthMarkets consultations at 215 Centerview Drive, Suite 100. “We build plans that actually are good investments that save money for clients. We’ll compare the plans and prices, and find clients insurance plans that fit their needs,” Tom adds. 

Medicare appointments can be made by emailing TomLaw@HealthMarkets.com or by calling 615.828.1494.

HealthMarkets also offers individual, on/off-exchange health plans, supplemental options, and life, dental and vision insurance. 


Time for Brentwood Christmas Crawl

The 11th annual Brentwood Christmas Crawl is Nov. 7–9. Participating local stores offer special promotions during this annual event for which shoppers get a themed card stamped at each store to be eligible for prize drawings.

Those who collect 10 of 14 stamps will be eligible for a $50 gift card or prize. Collect all 14 stamps to be eligible for the grand prize drawing of a $700 gift card to the store of one’s choice from among the Crawl participants.

For a map of participating stores, see BrentwoodShops.com.