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VOL. 36 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 14, 2012

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Free Legal Seminars at People’s Law School. Today's class covers “What to Do If You Owe Money or Returns to the IRS: Instructors will focus on questions and problems associated with taxes and the IRS.” Individuals can register for one or several classes through Nov. 15 on a variety of topics, including:

  • Oct. 4: Health Care Reform: Learn the facts about the new Affordable Care Act, what the law can do to help you afford health insurance, how the reform affects Medicare and ways the law can help individuals get affordable insurance and more.
  • Oct. 11: Debt Collection: Participants will learn what to do when debt collectors are harassing them or if they’re sued on a debt.
  • Oct. 18: Basics of U.S. Immigration: This course provides an introduction to the terms and concepts of U.S. immigration law, ways that people immigrate to the U.S., complexities and recent developments of immigration law and how to avoid potential scams.
  • Oct. 25: Consumer Bankruptcy -- Liquidating or Restructuring Debt: Learn the basics and different types of consumer bankruptcy, who is eligible, what can and cannot be accomplished through bankruptcy and tips on choosing a bankruptcy lawyer.
  • Nov. 1: Renters’ Rights: Students will learn their legal rights as a renter and how to assert them, what to look for in a lease, how to get their landlord to make repairs, how to get their security deposit back and other problems renters face.
  • Nov. 8: Paying for Nursing Home and Home Care: This class provides information about how to get TennCare/Medicaid help for home and community-based services.
  • Nov. 15: Social Security Options: Instructors will review how to apply for and obtain Social Security retirement, disability, spouse and child benefits, Medicare health insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability and old age benefits.

Registration, Information: nashville.gov/ce, FaceBook.com/NashvilleCEC, Twitter at @NashvilleCEC, 298-8050, cecinfo@nashville.gov.


Live on the Green

Free concert series held in Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse continues with Roots of a Rebellion, Missing Cats Featuring John “JoJo” Hermann and Sherman Ewing, and North Mississippi Allstars. The six-week concert series, produced by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office, takes place Thursday nights through October 11. Shows start at 5 p.m. Additional shows include:

  • Sept. 27: Fly Golden Eagle; The Apache Relay; Alabama Shakes
  • Oct. 4: HoneyHoney; Trampled By Turtles
  • Oct. 11: The Delta Saints; Yacht Rock Revue; Here Come the Mummies

Information: liveonthegreen.net.


Art Council of Williamson County Brown Bag Lunch

Julie Horn of the Tennessee Arts Commission will talk about writing grants and receiving funds from several Tennessee-sponsored programs. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Williamson County Main Library in Franklin.

SEPT. 21-22

Southern Ground Festival

Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival hits downtown Nashville's Lawn at Riverfront Park. Brown’s band performs both days with sit-in performances from Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow and Gregg Allman. Amos Lee, Los Lonely Boys, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and David Gray also are scheduled to appear. Information: visitmusiccity.com/visitors/southerngroundmusicfoodfestival.


21st 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 and landscaping across the city at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and all volunteers will receive an event T-shirt. This event is also Hands On Nashville’s largest annual fundraiser. A $25 tax-deductible donation per participant is suggested. These donations allow Hands On Nashville to connect record numbers of volunteers to critical needs facing our community, from hunger and homelessness to literacy and animal welfare. CMT One Country Celebration after-party will follow (noon-2 p.m.) at Limelight (201 Woodland Street). Lunch, entertainment and prizes will be provided. Information: hon.org, 298-1108.

8th annual Jazzin’ For Respite

Jazz music fans, wine enthusiasts and auction aficionados can indulge at Jazzin’ For Respite, an event to benefit the Tennessee Respite Coalition (TRC). The event takes place at the Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Food, wine, jazz from the Nashville Jazz Workshop, silent and live auctions will take place throughout the event. Tickets: $25. Information: tnrespite.org/jazzin2012, 269-8687.

Sept. 20-22

Nashville Whiskey Festival

The inaugural Nashville Whiskey Festival will take place at War Memorial Auditorium. This event will allow guests to meet and interact with distillers and representatives focus on American-made whiskeys and bourbons. 10 percent of net ticket-sale proceeds will benefit the Nashville Clean Water Project. Information: nashvillewhiskeyfestival.com.


Real Estate Investors Network seminars

. All Classes take place at the REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville. 37214. Today's session is Curb Appeal: How to dress up your property on the outside to attract more buyers. 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Other sessions include:

  • Asset Protection: How to have a plan to protect your real estate assets in the event of a lawsuit. Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Collecting Judgements: What every landlord should know about collecting once a judgment has been awarded. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.

Information: reintn.org, 885-5454. Monthly meetings are held the second Monday of each month at Lipscomb University in the Swang Business Center, 2901 Granny White Pike.



Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub event is designed to guide communities in Middle Tennessee as they build dynamic partnerships for all stakeholders, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses and community partners. Keynote Speaker will be David Burns, director of STEM Innovation Networks with Battelle. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9-11:30 a.m. program. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3150.

NEXT Awards

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Awards recognize Middle Tennessee companies and entrepreneurs who make a significant impact on our local economy. At the event, winners will be revealed in five business sectors that are vital to the Nashville-area economy: Health Care, Technology, Digital Media & Entertainment, Sustainability & Social Enterprise and Manufacturing & Logistics. In addition, individual awards for outstanding entrepreneurs will be given in the following categories: Young Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year and Legacy Entrepreneur. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner and awards. Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3041.


Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Friends of Warner Parks will host this month’s party at the Steeplechase Barn at the Equestrian Center (2500 Old Hickory Blvd.) in Percy Warner Park. This fundraiser features bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. All money raised goes to the parks to ensure preservation, protection, funding educational programs and special projects. Musicians and music fans alike are invited. 7-11 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance (NowPlayingNashville.com), $20 at the door. Pickers with instruments $5. Children 6 and younger free. Information: FriendsOfWarnerParks.com, 370-8053.


Watertown Mile Long Yard Sale

This event started 24 years ago along two miles of Main Street. It now stretches from Interstate 40 down Highway 70 through Watertown and beyond our city limits, with hundreds of vendors from Tennessee and the surrounding states. Information or about booth rental: watertowntn.com, 237-1777.

John C. Tune Airport Fly-in

The public is invited to Nashville’s local general aviation airport, John C. Tune, for a fifth Saturday fly-in event. Many Middle Tennessee aviators fly to the event, which will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hangar 2. The public can watch planes land and take off, as well as view them up close, while enjoying lunch and live music. Information: nashintl.com.


Affordable Care Act: Impact on Business

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) host the panel discussion. This event is designed to give business owners an idea of what to expect and prepare for when the various pieces of this law go into effect. Panelists include Brian Haile, director, Insurance Exchange Planning Initiative, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration, and Jerry Moss, member, tax services, KraftCPAs PLLC. Jim Brown, Tennessee state director of the NFIB, will serve as moderator. 9:30 a.m. registration, 10-11:30 a.m. program. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3067.


Interactive Media Meet-up

Like-minded Nashville Area Chamber of Chamber members meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These topic-driven meetings give members the opportunity to develop connections with colleagues while learning about trends and applications in web and mobile technology. 8:30- 9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.


REAL Estate Investors Network Monthly Meeting

Presenter Dave Lindahl is one of the top trainers and wealth builders in the field of apartments, self-storage and more. Meetings occur the second Monday of each month at Lipscomb University’s Swang Business Center, 2901 Granny White Pike, Nashville. Information: reintn.org, 885-5454.

OCT. 15-16

Tennessee State University Supply Chain Summit

The Summit, Risk Management in the Supply Chain, will bring educators and industry leaders together to learn what’s needed and what’s being done to prepare tomorrow’s supply chain workforce. Speakers include:

  • Linda Conrad, Director of strategic business risk management, Zurich Services Corporation
  • Frank Miller, vice president of public sales operations, Dell Inc.
  • Chris Styles, director of logistics, is and service parts purchasing, Nissan Americas
  • William Teas, executive director of corporate risk management, Gaylord Entertainment

The event will be held at TSU’s Avon Williams Campus, 330 10th Avenue North. Information: TSUSupplyChainSummit.com.

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