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VOL. 35 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 16, 2011

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Realtors Convention & Trade Show. The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors Middle Tennessee Realtors Convention & Trade Show is set for the Nashville Convention Center. Realtors from throughout the Greater Nashville/Middle Tennessee region will gather for the event, which includes professional development sessions, informative presentations, a full trade show and a variety of other valuable components. 2-8 p.m. Information: 254-7516, gnar.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

Making Your Wishes Known

Staff from Saint Thomas Hospital and Baptist Hospital will host “Making Your Wishes Known,” a free community event offering assistance and direction on how to effectively prepare advance medical directives, such as a power of attorney for health care or a living will. 5:30-7 p.m., Saint Thomas Hospital’s first floor conference dining room. Information: 284-5446, kristi.gooden@stthomas.org.

Live on the Green

Live on the Green’s third season continues with Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Dirty Guv’nahs, and Moon Taxi. The performance is the third in a free six-week concert series taking place Thursday nights through Oct. 13 at Public Square Park (Metro Courthouse). Shows start at 6 p.m. Information: liveonthegreen.net.
Additional shows:
Sept. 29: Ten Out of Tenn; Edwin McCain
Oct. 6: Brett Dennen; Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Oct. 13: Here Come the Mummies

Saturday, Sept. 24

20th annual Hands On Nashville Day

The event is Nashville’s largest annual day of service to public schools and is presented in partnership with Grainger. Hands On Nashville and more than 1,200 volunteers will participate in improvement projects such as painting, landscaping and cleaning across the city at Metro Nashville Public Schools. A $25 donation per participant is suggested, and all volunteers receive a T-shirt and invitation to the post-work CMT One Country Celebration. All funds raised are tax-deductible and assist Hands On Nashville in connecting volunteers with more than 400 Middle Tennessee nonprofits, government agencies and schools each year. 8 a.m.-noon. CMT One Country Celebration, noon-2 p.m. Lunch, entertainment and prizes will be provided. Registration: Beginning Sept. 1 at hon.org. Information: 298-1108, ext. 110.

Oktoberfest Celebration

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Montessori School holds its seventh annual Oktoberfest Celebration, noon-4 p.m. on the church grounds, 525 Sneed Road, Nashville. Authentic German-American lunch will be served, for $5/adult and $3/child, with children 3 and younger eating free. Games, contests and German music, as well as hay rides, a bake sale, face painting and inflatables. Information: 673-6289, holytrinitynashville.com.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27

ACEC, TSPE Breakfast

Congressman Diane Black will be the featured speaker at the joint breakfast meeting of the Nashville Chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC) and of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE). Congressman Black will discuss “How What Congress Does Affects Tennessee.” 7:30-9 a.m., Tennessee Engineering Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville. Pre-registration is required by September 21. Information: pampitts@rpmtraffic.net, 370-8410.

Chamber Issue Insights Coffee

Join the Chamber and the Nashville Downtown Partnership to learn more about Nashville’s draft downtown signage code. Representatives from Tolleson-McCoy, a local environmental graphic design consultant for the process, lead consultant Code Studio, and the Metro Planning Department will lead discussion about the draft code, provide insight into how the specific standards were generated and compare existing downtown signage to allowances under the proposed draft code. Advance registration is required. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3083.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

2011 Economic Outlook Event

US Senator Bob Corker, Lori Rothman (Fox Business Network anchor), John Silva (chief economist, Wells Fargo Securities), Quentin Hardy (national editor, Forbes), David Penn, director, MTSU Business and Economics Research Center, Frank Simpson (national president, CCIM Institute), Geert De Lombaerde (editor, Nashville Post), Janet Miller (chief economic and marketing officer, Nashville Area chambers of commerce will take part in the 3rd annual CCIM Economic Outlook event, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hutton Hotel in downtown Nashville. Information: CCIM.com.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 1

‘Handmade & Bound’ Festival of Book Arts

Artists’ books, zines and comics will be celebrated at the book arts festival. All events are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Watkins Library, the festival will launch with a juried book arts and zine exhibition titled Encoded Structures: Interpreting the Story, on display beginning Sept. 30 on campus in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery. The exhibition runs through Oct. 28. Also on Sept. 30 is a screening of the award-winning 2004 documentary “$100 and a T-shirt,” a cultural analysis of the zine community directed by Joe Biel. The film (51 min.) will be shown in the Watkins Theater, 8:00 p.m. Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., creators of artists’ books, publishers and distributors of zines and comics, and book lovers will come together to sell, trade or buy handmade and affordable publications and creations. The day will feature activities for children and adults, such as printmaking, papermaking, book- and zine-making and screenprinting, as well as local bands and a wide variety of food trucks. Information: 277-7403, handmadeboundnashville.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

Nashville Beer Festival

The Festival will feature more than 60 macro and micro breweries and home brew clubs and their beers, along with cuisine from some of Nashville’s most popular restaurants. The primary charity partner is Second Harvest Food Bank. Riverfront Park, 1-6 p.m. Tickets: $30. Information: nashvillebeerfestival.com.

River Swing

The fundraising party to benefit the Harpeth River Watershed Association is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Pontotoc farm, 1407 Old Hillsboro Road in Williamson County. Tickets: $100 per person before Sept. 9, $125 after. Information: harpethriver.org/riverswing.

Building Bridges Through Art

Artists from Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Loudon and Penllyn, Pa., will premier South American-inspired watercolor paintings in a special October exhibition in Franklin benefiting Bridges Domestic Violence Center of Williamson County. The exhibition will kick off with a reception and silent auction from 6-9 p.m. at the CharacterEYES Boutique, 407 Church St. in downtown Franklin. The special exhibition will run from Oct. 1-31. Viewing times are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 599-1800.

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra

Regions Free Day of Music at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Laura Turner Hall. Information: www.nashvillephilharmonic.org.

Lotz House Fall Appraisal Fair

The Lotz House will hold its third annual Fall Antiques Appraisal Fair at the Civil War house museum located, 1111 Columbia Avenue in Franklin, across from The Carter House. The event is open to the public and will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Guests are invited to bring their antiques to learn their value. The cost is $20 for the appraisal of one item, $25 for two items or $30 for three items. There is a maximum of three pieces allowed. For each appraisal, guests will receive one free admission and guided tour of the Lotz House Museum. Information: 790-7190, lotzhouse.com.

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