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VOL. 35 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 25, 2011

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The Belcourt Theatre presents Visions of the South, a 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. Remaining films include: “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 31), “Book of Numbers” (April 1, 4), “Cockfighter” (April 2, 5), “George Washington” (April 2, 3), “Stay Hungry” (April 2, 5), “Nothing But A Man” (April 3, 5), “Body And Soul” (April 6). Information: belcourt.org, 383.9140.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Music Entrepreneurship Workshop
The Lipscomb University Department of Music and the Center for Entrepreneurship present “Forge Your Own Career in Music: Music Entrepreneurship Workshop.” This one-day, free seminar will provide marketing, self-promotion and business guidelines for those hoping to make a career of music. Workshop speakers include Mark Montgomery (Entrepreneur-in-residence for Claritas Capital), Michael Drapkin (Dean of the Drapkin Institute in Austin, Texas), Michael Harrington (associate professor of music management at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey), Joe Ivey (executive director of the Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship) and Suzy Drapkin (CEO of CareerAchievers, executive director of the Drapkin Institute). 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lipscomb’s Ward Hall. Information: 966-5929, music.lipscomb.edu

Pegram Fish Fry
11 a.m., Pegram Station. Entertainment includes Buddy Jennette and Rough Country Band. Information: missydo@comcast.net

Harpeth River Cleanup
Harpeth River Watershed Association will be conducting a large cleanup of about one mile of river bank in River Plantation in Bellevue beginning at 9 a.m. About 10 tons of debris, mostly from the Beech Bend Neighborhood, was deposited along the Harpeth River opposite the Morton Mill Greenway during the May 2010 flood. Volunteers will register at a tent in front of 8570 Sawyer Brown Road. Gloves and Bags provided. Information: 476-6579 or michaelcain@harpethriver.org

TUESDAY, MARCH 29
Institute for Sustainable Practice Breakfast
Lipscomb University’s Institute for Sustainable Practice invites local faith leaders to a breakfast and talk with the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power and Light (IPL), at 8:30 a.m. in Lipscomb’s Shamblin Theatre. More than 10,000 congregations in 38 states, including Tennessee, have joined her campaign since 1998 to fight global warming. The public is invited but is asked to register by calling (865) 978-0289 or TnIpl@tnipl.net. Admission is free.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 31
Leadership and Civility in the Digital Age
Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate will moderate four-part series produced by the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership and the Lipscomb University Department of Communication and Journalism. Information: 966-1786, lipscomb.edu.

Kick-off event: A conversation with FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, March 31, 7 p.m., Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theatre.

April 5: Tate will moderate a panel discussion of experts from Centerstone exploring cyberbullying, online security, privacy issues and everything a parent should know to educate, empower and protect their children on the Internet. Centerstone panelists will be joined via Skype by Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, a foundation dedicated to providing the information families need to thrive in the digital world. 7 p.m., Ezell Center

April 12: Carter Andrews, founder of Not Alone, a Centerstone company that provides resources and services to warriors and their families impacted by combat stress and PTSD, will join a panel of experts focusing on how technology can shape and serve our communities. 7 p.m., Ezell Center

April 26: Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, will discuss technology’s role in recent world events and what it means to be a good citizen online. Policinski is a veteran journalist whose career has included work in newspapers, radio, television and online operations. 7 p.m., Ezell Center

Beyond the Farmers’ Market
“Beyond the Farmers’ Market: Why Buying Local Goods and Services is Good for You, Business, and the Environment” will be the topic at the Green Hills Library, 6:30 p.m. Presenters include Rachel Martin, co-owner, (n)habit environmental supply + design, and Jeff Gowdy, owner of J. Gowdy Consulting.

Trademark infringement seminar
Join Baker Donelson shareholder Edward Ramage, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, for a discussion on the pros and cons of using a competitor’s trademark in keyword advertising. This is a part of Baker Donelson’s ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Roundtable Series. Noon-1 p.m. The program (including lunch) is free, but advance registration is required: 726-5705, jmcfarlin@bakerdonelson.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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Kelly Cutrone
Cutrone, CEO and founder of fashion-focused public relations firm People’s Revolution, best-selling author and television personality, will be the featured speaker at the Belcourt Theatre, noon, as part of Lexus Nashville Fashion Week. Tickets: $20. Nashville Fashion Week, March 29-April 2, celebrates the city’s fashion and retail community and its array of creative talent. Information: nashvillefashionweek.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Nashville Film Festival Preview
The Arts Company “Partners In Art” with Nashville Film Festival to present the Fifth Annual Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) Official Preview. The Red Carpet experience will provides a walk into the collaborative world of art & film, including meeting Film Festival artistic personnel, hearing about this year’s offerings and viewing trailers on the big screen of attractions at this year’s festival. The 2011 Nashville Film Festival takes place April 14-21, at the Regal Green Hills Cinema. 6-9 p.m., 215 5th Ave. N. Information: theartscompany.com.

First Saturday Art Crawl
Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts, this monthly visual arts event occurs 6-9 p.m., and features an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively inviting the public to explore the Nashville’s downtown art scene. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free, and free shuttles are available to transport visitors between galleries. This month’s galleries include: Animal Art Photography (59 Arcade), Arcade 57 (57 Arcade), The Arts Company (215 5th Ave. N.), BelArt Gallery (56 Arcade), Blend Studio (79 Arcade), Estel Gallery (115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.), EOA Architects PLLC (400 4th Ave. S.), The Ha Factory (238 5th Ave. N.), LeQuire Gallery Annex (64A Arcade), The Lost Boys Center & Gallery (535 4th Ave. S.), Mir Gallery (44 Arcade), O Gallery (42 Arcade), Ronell & Co. (83 Arcade), The Rymer Gallery (233 5th Ave. N.), Seven Art (301 Union), Suite 69 (69 Arcade), Tennessee Art League (808 Broadway), Tinney Contemporary (237 5th Ave. N.), Twist Art Gallery (73 Arcade), 417 Union (417 Union Street). Information: nashvilledowntown.com.

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
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, APRIL 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.

APRIL 8-9
Early Childhood Conference
Jeff Johnson, early care educator and director of Explorations Early Learning (LLC) in Iowa, will speak both days of the Nashville Area Association For The Education Of Young Children conference. Location: Tennessee State University. Information: 790-0441.

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

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

Civil War Ancestry Workshop
Presented by the Tennessee State Library and Archives for those interested in learning about their ancestors who fought in the Civil War, Manuscript archivists Darla Brock and Dr. Tom Kanon will explain how to trace genealogies and give specific tips on researching with Civil War materials. 9-11:30 a.m., in the auditorium of the TSLA building, 403 Seventh Avenue North. Information and registration (required): 741-2764, workshop.tsla@state.tn.us

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.

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