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VOL. 37 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 13, 2013

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Nashville Area Chamber and Partnership 2020 Annual Meeting. Richard Florida, professor, University of Toronto and senior editor of The Atlantic, will be the featured speaker on Friday. Florida is a nationally known author and speaker who developed the concept of the "creative class," a theory that high concentrations of musicians, artists and other creative occupations fuel greater economic growth in metropolitan regions. Florida’s keynote presentation will focus on Nashville's ability to capitalize on both cultural and regional assets for continued prosperity. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Music City Center - Davidson Ballroom, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Friends of Warner Parks hosts its 14th season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties. These laid-back, family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee's finest bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. 7-11 p.m., at the Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd. The final show of the 2013 season is scheduled for Oct. 18. Tickets and information: NowPlayingNashville.com.


Nashville City Cemetery Living History Tour

Actors and period music will recreate some of Nashville’s most interesting historical figures. The focus for this year’s tour will be some of Nashville’s most interesting and historic leaders. Tours commence at 2 p.m. and last approximately one hour. A new tour will start every 15 minutes, with the last tour beginning at 6 p.m. Nashville City Cemetery is located at Fourth Avenue South and Oak Street in downtown Nashville. Information: thenashvillecitycemetery.org.

Mobile Food Pantry

The Mobile Food Pantry, sponsored by area Cheatham County churches and Second Harvest Food Bank, will be handing out free food from 9:00 a.m.-noon at West Cheatham Elementary School. For more info contact Pleasant View Methodist Church 615-746-3737.

Musicians Corner

Shelby Lynne, Promised Land Sound and Donna The Buffalo  will be featured at this week's Musicians Corner show at Centennial Park. Other shows include:

  • Sept. 22: Andrew Belle, Jenny and Tyler, Young Summer
  • Sept. 28: Mountain Heart, Sugar and The Hi-Lows, Jeffrey James

Noon-5 p.m., with music beginning at 1:30. Each show also features food trucks and beer garden.


Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Speaker: Charles Starks, president and CEO, Music City Center. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 110 West Main Street, Lebanon. Admission: $15 per person. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 20. Information: 444-5503


International Business Council Luncheon

Guest speaker will be Ted Simmons, senior global brand consultant for Arnold Worldwide. Simmons has worked with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey since 1967, helping create one of the biggest and best-recognized worldwide brands. He will be joined by co-presenter Jennifer Powell, senior brand manager for Jack Daniel's. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., AT&T Auditorium, 333 Commerce Street, Nashville. Information: 743-3063, panderson@nashvillechamber.com.

Tennessee State Museum Foundation Membership Trip

“Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The exhibits contain 35 paintings from the Dutch Golden Age by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruisdael and Frans Hals. The journey to Atlanta includes a stop at the Booth Western Art Museum and The Atlanta History Center. Space is limited. Deadline for registration is Sept. 4. Information: Beth.Lekander@tn.gov.

Cheatham County Women in Business Meeting

Women in Business kicks off September with a networking/guest speaker at Community Bank and Trust 8-9 a.m. Coffee and light breakfast will be served. State Representative Mary Littleton will be the speaker. RSVP to leahudson@charter.net

Peoples Law School

A free program that provides an overview of legal issues that a typical person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the weekly, one-hour classes will be held 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Antioch High School, 1900 Hobson Pike, and on Thursdays at Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue.

  • Sept. 26: Getting Medicaid to Pay for Nursing Home Care or Home Care (Antioch)
  • Sept. 26: How Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Work (Cohn)
  • Oct. 2: How Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Work (Antioch)
  • Oct. 3: Renter’s Rights (Cohn)
  • Oct. 16: How to Deal with Bill Collectors (Antioch)
  • Oct. 17: Social Security Options (Cohn)
  • Oct. 23: Basics of Advance Care Planning (Antioch)
  • Oct. 24: Basics of Advance Care Planning (Cohn)
  • Oct. 30: The New Health Care Law: Know the Latest Facts (Antioch)
  • Nov. 6: Basics of U.S. Immigration (Antioch)
  • Nov. 7: The New Health Care Law: Know the Latest Facts (Cohn)
  • Nov. 13: Renter’s Rights (Antioch)
  • Nov. 14: Worried You Might Lose Your Home to Foreclosure? (Cohn)

Registration, Information: 298-8050.


Watkins’ Faculty Show

“Monsters, Prophets, Sinners & Tourists” is a mixed-media exhibition featuring recent work from faculty artists Kristi Hargrove, Morgan Higby-Flowers, Christine Rogers and Terry Thacker at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. The exhibition's opening reception is scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 5 and is free and open to the public. Currey Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 p.m. Information: www.Watkins.edu.


MTSU Economic Outlook Conference

Financial expert and author David Darst, managing director and chief investment strategist for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in New York, will be the luncheon speaker for this year’s MTSU Economic Outlook Conference. The annual half-day conference will take place in the MTSU Student Union Ballroom. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and the conference ends at 1:15 p.m. Registration for the general public is $50 and can be made online at mtsu.edu/econconference. The last day to register is Sept. 20.

SEPT. 28-29

16th Annual Harvest Days at Nashville Zoo

Celebrate the change of seasons at Nashville Zoo’s Harvest Days. The annual celebration takes place Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 29, 1-5 p.m. Harvest Days is free with Zoo admission or membership. 3777 Nolensville Pike. Information: 833-1534 nashvillezoo.org.


Fundraising Walk

You Have the Power and the Tennessee Department of Correction are partnering to present the fourth annual Walk Off Crime for No More Victims. This year’s event is a 5K walk from Nashville Metro Courthouse through downtown Nashville, led by former First Lady Andrea Conte. Check In: 9:30 a.m., Walk: 10 a.m. Price: $20 registration donation per walker. To register: online at yhtp.org or call 615-292-7027.


First Saturday Art Crawl

The monthly visual arts event is presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts and takes place in that historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of every month, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.