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VOL. 35 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 11, 2011

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Chamber South Networking Coffee. Speakers at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event include Anna Page, Metro Council District 16, Sandra Moore, Metro Council District 17 and Jennifer Carlat, Metro Planning Department. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Rd. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com

THURSDAY
Handling Non-Competes
Baker Donelson labor and employment attorneys Ben Bodzy and Ken Weber discuss Protecting a company’s confidential information, keeping employees from joining a competitor, developing policies for avoiding liability when hiring a competitor’s former employee, as well as other aspects of non-compete agreements. This is a part of Baker Donelson’s regular Third Thursday Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefing program. Registration and networking begin at 8; program is 8:30-9:30 a.m. The program (including breakfast) is free but advance registration is required. Information and registration: 726-5714, klow@bakerdonelson.com.

Civil War Lecture Series
Stephanie McCurry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will address “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War.” Fifth of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18
Movie Screening
The Women’s Table, Scarritt-Bennett’s new women’s empowerment initiative, will celebrate Women’s History Month with a 6 p.m. screening of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” in Harambee Auditorium. The film chronicles the efforts of courageous women in Liberia working to end the country’s decades-long civil war. Cost: $5. Informaion and reservations: callen@scarrittbennett.org or 340-7473.

March 18-27
‘The Odd Couple’
Cheatham County Community Theater present a female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” Friday and Saturday performances, 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (65 and older). Group pricing also is available. All performances at Jean Downey Theater behind Harpeth High School, 170 E. Kingston Springs Rd., Kingston Springs. Information: 259-2001.

SATURDAY, MARCH 19
Middle TN Genealogical Society
Guest speaker: Carol Roberts, director of Preservation Services at the Tennessee State Library & Archives. Program: “Solving Mysteries Using County Loose Case Files” and “Marking Graves With Only Rock Markers Can Create More Mysteries than Answers.” 1 p.m., FiftyForward Knowles Senior Center, 174 Rains Ave. Information: dstillwell@fiftyforward.org, 743-3487, ext. 800.

MARCH 19-20
Orchid Show
Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee Spring Show, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. No admission fee. Vendors will sell plants and supplies 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Exhibits open to the public noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: www.tnorchid.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 20
Old Hickory’s Nephew
Historical lecture series at the Buchanan Log House, 2910 Elm Hill Pike, continues with “Old Hickory’s Nephew -- The Story of Andrew Jackson Donelson,” presented by Cumberland University’s Dr. Mark R. Cheathem. 2-3:30 p.m. Information: buchananloghouse.com, 883-5492.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Education 2020 Speaker Series
Panel includes Dr. Jerry Weast, superintendent of schools, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools, Ranjit Nair, St. Edward’s University; faculty of business and management, former global head of human resources – GlobalFoundries, human capital consultant and organizational storyteller; volunteer with the Austin (TX) Chamber of Commerce, Julie Hopkins, principal, Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary, Mark Marshall, vice president, Lee Hecht Harrison. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Avenue. Information: 743-3115, nashvillechamber.com

Civil War Lecture Series
David Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture. His talk is titled “Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War.” Sixth of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Greater Nashville Regional Council-sponsored event’s goal is to provide answers and support for family caregivers. Attendees will learn what support is available for family caregivers, how to partner with family members, how to ask questions of healthcare providers, how to get a loved one to stop driving and how to gather support and advice from their fellow caregivers. Radisson Hotel at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Drive. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. Information: FearlessCaregiver.com

MARCH 31-APR. 2
Roads to Justice: Women of the Civil Rights Movement
A conference to celebrate and educate about the women who were part of the movement and their contributions to it. The conference at the Scarritt-Bennett Center will feature speaker Sue Thrasher and performer Billie Jean Young. Information: scarrittbennett.org, 340-7450.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3
Green Food Expo and EKO-sher Fest
Chabad of Nashville and Nashville Eco-Challenge will hold a “Green” Food Expo and the EKO-sher Fest, 1-4 p.m. at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Boulevard. Featuring free food samples, recipes, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors showcasing kosher and/or eco-friendly products, activities for children. No admission fee. Information: chabadnashville.com, nashvillejcc.org/ecochallenge, 646-5750.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5
Chamber Walkabout180
Walkabout180 is a half-day Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce learning event designed to bring together small business owners, entrepreneurs and HR leaders who are short on time, but want the opportunity to learn about innovative topics in a fast-paced, high-energy setting. Sessions will be designed to deliver immediate and practical tools. Three tracks (Managing Your Business, Leading Your People and Communicating Through New Media) will feature three 50-minute sessions. This program was designed to keep topics focused and concise, so participants get more return on their investment. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Lipscomb University’s Ezell Center, 3904 Belmont Blvd. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com.

THURSDAY, APR. 7
Civil War Lecture Series
Bobby Lovett, professor of history at Tennessee State University, will lecture on “Nashville and the Civil War, 1860-1866, and the Economic, Social and Political Transformations.” Seventh of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10
7th Annual Temple Arts Festival
Fifty master artists and craftsmen from around the country, as well as emerging local artists, will offer works of glass, wood and metal sculpture, painting, photography, fiber and jewelry. Values for art and jewelry range from $50 to investment. Many of these one-of-a-kind works can be purchased for less than $150. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 5015 Harding Road. Information: TempleArtsFestival.com, 352.7620.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14
CEO Speaker Series
Luc Mongeau, president of Middle Tennessee-headquartered Mars Petcare US, is the speaker for this installment of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce series. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd. East. Information: 743-3115, nashvillechamber.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Kidney Kaper
This year marks the Tennessee Kidney Foundation’s 26th annual Kidney Kaper, a black-tie-optional dinner dance that serves as the foundation’s primary fundraiser. Proceeds are used to fund research in the areas of kidney and urinary tract disorders and to help Tennesseans who suffer from kidney diseases. Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street. Tickets: $200 per person. Reservations required. Information: 383-3887, tennesseekidneyfoundation.org

SUNDAY, APRIL 17
In the Presence of Soldiers
Historical lecture series at the Buchanan Log House, 2910 Elm Hill Pike, continues with “In the Presence of Soldiers,” presented by author and historian Woody McMillin. McMillan’s will discuss the U.S. Army’s large-scale maneuvers across most of Middle Tennessee during World War II, which involved 800,000 soldiers. 2-3:30 p.m. Information: buchananloghouse.com, 883-5492.

THURSDAY, APR. 21
Civil War Lecture Series
Stephen Ash, professor of history at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will speak on “William G. Brownlow, Saint of Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures.” Final of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

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