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VOL. 37 | NO. 22 | Friday, May 31, 2013

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Christian Scholars Conference. John Dean, former White House counsel for President Richard Nixon and key witness for the prosecution before the Senate Watergate Committee and the Watergate trials, will be one of three keynote speakers at the 33rd annual Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference (CSC), to be held through Saturday. Dean will speak on “The Ethical Legacy of Watergate” at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, June 8, in Collins Alumni Auditorium. A book-signing will follow at 12:15 p.m.

June 6-9

Nashville Symphony Community Concerts

The Nashville Symphony begins its summer Community Concert series at 8 p.m. at East Park on Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m. at Bicentennial Mall on June 7, and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, Crockett Park, and Brentwood... The series continues throughout the summer at various locations.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

First Friday

Williamson County Chamber of Commerce First Friday, 7:30-9 a.m., 1550 West McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin. Information: abby@williamsoncountychamber.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Taste of Country USA

Taste of Country USA is a county-wide festival offering the opportunity to celebrate southern heritage by showcasing the sights, sounds and tastes of Robertson County. Activities include the Farmer’s Olympics, Kids Country, Antique Car Cruise In and the Historic District Yard Sale. Information: tasteofcountryusa.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Franklin Civil War Round Table

Kent Wright will speak on “Conflicted Friendships: John Bull, Uncle Sam and King Cotton - Union and Confederate Naval Strategies.” The Franklin Civil War Round Table is a free, educational program of Franklin’s Charge and meets each month at the Franklin Police Headquarters’ Community Room, 900 Columbia Avenue. Information: fcwrt@yahoo.com, franklinscharge.com/round-table.

JUNE 12-13

Southland

Southland brings together 500+ entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders and innovators with the goal of connecting the Southeast’s best early-stage companies with investors from across the country. The event will take place at The Cannery Ballroom and Mercy Lounge. Information: southlandse.com/

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Nashville Dancin’

The free summer music series kicks off with Donna the Buffalo, Tommy Malone, 18 South and The Lonely Biscuits at Nashville’s Riverfront Park. Doors open at 5 p.m., and music begins at 6. Additional shows include:

  • June 20: Shooter Jennings, Royal Southern Brotherhood, McCrary Sisters, Raelyn Nelson, Britt Ronstadt
  • June 27: Delta Rae, The Vespers, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
  • July 4: Derek St Holmes Band, Phoenix Stone
  • July 11: Mishka, Pat McLaughlin, Kansas Bible Company, TAR (Trapp, Abbott & Rhodes), Oak Creek Band
  • July 18: Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue, The Kingston Springs, Sol Cat, Roots of a Rebellion
  • July 25: Edwin McCain, The Kicks, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Modoc
  • August 1: Bud Light 50-50-1 Presents - Colt Ford - 21+ show

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Book signing

Mt. Juliet Beer Company will host a book signing with award-winning Blackstone Brewing Company Brewmaster Dave Miller, 5-7 p.m. Miller will sign copies of Brew Like A Pro, his new how-to guide for home brewers. Mt. Juliet Beer Company is located at 11125 Lebanon Rd.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

The Third Annual Second Chance Prom

This event benefits the Lebanon High Band Instrument Fund. Live music by “Those Guys and That Girl,” silent auction, prom photos, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Tickets $40 available at Lebanon Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to purchase tickets call 680-2247.

Bellevue Clean-Up Day (re-scheduled)

The spring edition of Bellevue’s Clean-Up Day is set for 8 a.m.-noon at Gower Elementary School (650 Old Hickory Blvd., just north of I-40 near Charlotte Pike). Bellevue residency must be confirmed through documents to participate. Workers and roll-off bins from Metro Public Works will be on hand to assist with large-item donations.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Jammin’ With The General

Country artist Daryl Singletary performs at 5:30 p.m. on Lebanon’s historic square. Take your lawn chairs.

Summerfest at the Bluff

A full day of musical entertainment, food and family fun on the Harpeth River in Kingston Springs. The event starts at 11 a.m. musical entertainment ranging from local indie rockers to national touring bands, as well as fun on the River and some friendly competition with a horseshoe tournament. Information: facebook.com/summerfestatthebluff.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25-29

Ashland City Summerfest

Free concerts will be held each night, 6-10 p.m., at Riverbluff Park, 175 Old Cumberland Street, Ashland City. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m. on June 29. Dixieland Carnival 6-10. Information: 792-2655, ashlandcitytn.gov.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Cumberland Catfish Cook-Off

Ashland City’s mayor hosts the Catfish Cook-Off on the last day of Summerfest at 5 p.m. with judging at 7 p.m. There is a $500 grand prize. Cost is $20 per team. Contact Sandy Cannon in the Mayor’s office 792-4211 ext 228 to reserve your spot.

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