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VOL. 37 | NO. 19 | Friday, May 10, 2013

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Chamber West Monthly Coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Today, 8-9:15 a.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


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Information: Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 444-5503.

“NetWalking” with the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce

Join the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce for an informal gathering of Chamber members each Wednesday. This is a leisurely 30-minute walk. 6:20-7 a.m., Town Creek Greenway parking lot (located near Tennessee Hardware on Hwy 31E). Information: info@gallatintn.org.

114th annual Spring Outing at The Hermitage

The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, will host its annual “Spring Outing” at 11 a.m. featuring Tennessee First lady Crissy Haslam as keynote speaker. Tickets are $40 for the general public, $35 for members and seniors 65+ and $75 for patrons. Information: 889-2941 x200, pking@thehermitage.com.


Women’s Work Festival

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project returns to the Looby Theater with its seventh annual Women’s Work festival of performing and visual arts created by women. The festival cuts a broad swath across styles and genres to offer 10 completely different programs: poetry and essays; one-woman shows; new plays including a world premiere commissioned by the company; dance, music, film and a display of visual art works in the theater lobby. 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Information: www.twtp.org.


Festival on the Fairway

Proceeds benefit the Rochelle Center & Progress, Inc. Foursomes will enjoy this colorful golf scramble at which every hole provides an opportunity to eat, drink and test your skills. 1:30-6 p.m., Pine Creek Golf Course, 1835 Logue Road, Mt. Juliet. Information: eventbrite.com/event/5601175266

Jammin’ with the General

Bring your lawn chair for a live music series on the Historic Lebanon Square. Other dates include June 20 and July 18. Information: Lebanon Wilson County Chamber, 444-5503.

State Farm Insurance 3rd Thursday on Main Free Concert

Free concert series at Gallatin’s historic downtown square, 6:30-9 p.m. This week’s concert features the WannaBeatles (www.thewannabeatles.com). Information: greatergallatin@comcast.net.

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Franklin Rodeo

The 64th annual Franklin Rodeo, presented by the Franklin Noon Rotary Club. The event has raised more than $2 million for area charities. Includes bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and roping. Tickets available at FranklinRodeo.com or at the gate. Tickets are $10-$17 for adults and $5-$10 for children 12 and younger.


Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce Spring Golf Tournament

Tournament will take place at Highland Rim with an 8 a.m. tee time. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. You do not have to be a Chamber member to play. Information: ping.com/rsvp/pajnp3ar7gtk5fx3w, 792-6722.

Watkins Interior Design Seniors Showcase

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the senior exhibit from the department of interior design, featuring work by bachelor of arts candidates Adrienne Barrington, Lua Faragher, Hannah Masterson, Alex Mesa, Riley Miller, Erica Raper, Selene Schneider and Erika Thompson. 6-9 p.m., 625 Main Street, in East Nashville.


Ninth annual Ellie’s Run For Africa 5K

Ellie’s Run for Africa is a growing local opportunity to walk or run alongside African children, raising funds for their education. Online registration closes Thursday, May 16. Midnight. Location: Riverfront Station, downtown Nashville. 7:30 a.m. Information: elliesrun.org.

9th annual Tour de Nash

Hundreds of cyclists of all skill levels will join Mayor Karl Dean and celebrity starter Mike Wolfe of American Pickers on a leisurely ride along Music City’s many bike-friendly facilities. The Tour de Nash supports Walk/Bike Nashville’s mission of creating a more walkable, bikeable and livable Nashville by raising awareness of active transportation facilities throughout the city. Eight-, 30-, and 60-mile rides will be featured, with more than 1,200 riders expected. Information: www.tourdenash.org.

Go Johnny Go ‘Never Give Up’ 5k/10k Run/Walk

Run/Walk sponsored by Wilson County Sports Council in memory of Johnny Keel. Takes place at Sports Village Fitness, 1735 West Main Street, Lebanon. More than $3,000 in cash prizes awarded. Registration and information: www.active.com, www.moveacrosswilson.com.

Obamacare Explained

Brad Palmertree, interim executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, Beth Uselton, program officer, Baptist Healing Trust, and Sita Diehl, director of state policy and advocacy for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will explain the program and answer questions. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 374 Hicks Road in Bellevue. Reservations appreciated: 673-7699.

Real Estate Investors Network seminars

New Investor Subgroup. A monthly discussion on how to get started as a real estate investor. 6-8 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2418 Music Valley Drive, Nashville. Information, registration: REINTN.org, 885-5454. Upcoming events include:

  • May 18: REIN Homes Tour. Is this really a good time to make money in real estate? Learn how several of members are answering that question. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2418 Music Valley Drive, Nashville.
  • May 20: Landlording Subgroup, for landlords and landlord wannabes. 5:30-8 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2418 Music Valley Drive, Nashville.