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VOL. 38 | NO. 5 | Friday, January 31, 2014

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People’s Law School. A free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the weekly, one-hour classes are 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Wright Middle School, 180 McCall St., and at Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Ave. Registration information: 298-8050, www.nashville.gov/Nashville-Community-Edcuation.aspx. Sessions include:

  • Feb. 6: Update on the New Health Care Law: This class will cover such questions as: What will the law do to help me afford health insurance? How can I sign up for insurance through the Marketplace? What happens if I don’t have health insurance by 2014? How will this affect my Medicare? With serious health problems, will the law help me get insurance I can afford? (Cohn)
  • Feb. 6: Basics of Advance Care Planning: The class will cover such advance care planning topics as: how to tell your doctors what future health care you do or don’t want, naming someone now to make health care decisions for you when you can’t, naming someone now to handle your money and bills when you can’t, wills and more. This class will run until 7:30 p.m. (Wright)
  • Feb. 13: Update on the New Health Care Law: See description above. (Wright)
  • Feb. 20: Basics of Advance Care Planning: See description above. This class will run until 7:30 p.m. (Cohn)
  • Feb. 20: Social Security Options: See description above. (Wright)
  • Feb. 27: Paying for a Nursing Home or Home Care with Medicaid: You will learn how to get TennCare/Medicaid help to pay for nursing home costs or care at home, who can get this help and other rules. (Wright)
  • March 6: Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy: This class will cover the different types of bankruptcy, bankruptcy steps, who can get bankruptcy, what a bankruptcy can and cannot do and tips on picking a bankruptcy lawyer. (Cohn)
  • March 6: Renters’ Rights: See description above. (Wright)
  • March 13: Paying for a Nursing Home or Home Care with Medicaid: See description above. (Cohn)
  • March 13: Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy: See description above. (Wright)
  • March 20: Basics of U.S. Immigration: This course will provide an introduction to the terms and concepts of U.S. immigration law, ways that people immigrate to the U.S., new changes in immigration law and how to avoid potential scams. (Wright)
  • March 27: Basics of U.S. Immigration: See description above. (Cohn)
  • March 27: How Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Work: Want to name someone to make your decisions when you can no longer make them? Have a loved one who already cannot make decisions for themselves? (Wright)
  • April 3: How Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Work: (Cohn)


Fifth Annual Valentine Event Chocolate Affair

Taste chocolate from around the world, enjoy live music, peruse fashions and bid in a silent auction. Benefits the Child Advocacy Center of the 15th Judicial District. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Labry Hall, Cumberland University. Information: www.chocolateaffair.net.

Nashville Chamber Interactive Media Meet-up

Like-minded Chamber members who 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, 743-3063.

Assistance League of Nashville Annual Wine Tasting

The annual wine tasting and silent auction will take place at Richland Country Club, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Guests will enjoy more than 60 wines and a cocktail supper. The event will support children in need in the Nashville area thru the programs of Assistance League of Nashville. All funds raised in Nashville will remain in the greater Nashville area. Registration and information: www.nashville.assistanceleague.org.

FEB. 7-9

Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

The 24th annual show, the largest in the country, will make its debut at the Music City Center, bringing together antique and horticultural dealers, gardens and world-renowned lecturers. Attendees can purchase anything from plant materials to museum quality antiques from more than 150 antiques and horticulture dealers. Information: antiquesandgardenshow.com.


Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network

Monthly Association Meeting – Breakout Sessions Include: Speed Networking, Genius Bar to Get your real estate questions answered, Guaranteed Rent Payments (Part 2), and Sales Contracts & Closing Process Updates on the NEW Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Feature Presentation - Show Me the Money, Getting the $$ to Close Deals Today. 5:30 p.m., Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Ave, Nashville. Information: www.reintn.org. Other January opportunities include:

  • Thursday Feb. 13: Wholesaling Subgroup – Network with wholesalers and buyers of single-family and multi-family real estate. Topics include: deal pitches, deal analysis, deal-finding and marketing tips and tricks, measuring progress, where to get money to fund deals, contract clauses, and more to help you do better deals. 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville.
  • Monday, Feb. 17: Landlording Subgroup – Join other REIN members to share ideas and discuss the many areas of landlording and renting property. Tips and tricks, contracts, and policies to run your business better. 6:30 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18: REIN Lunch Network – Join active and experienced real estate investors 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Share your deals you’d like to sell/buy. Present deals you know about that would interest investors. Discuss trends and hot real estate topics of interest to the experienced and active real estate group members. 11:15 a.m., Dalt’s American Grill, 38 White Bridge Road, Nashville.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18: Buying a HUD Home in Tennessee – Attendees also will be given a background of the new HUD system and how you can benefit from the largest-growing inventory of distressed properties in the country. 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville.
  • Thursday, Feb. 20: Williamson County Subgroup – Rehabbers, new construction builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, realtors and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. 11:15 a.m., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin.
  • Thursday, Feb. 27: Ca$h Flow & Millionaire Maker Games – Learn financial strategies without having to invest any of your own cash. These games are fun and educational ways to learn about wealth creation, managing assets and liabilities and escaping from the “rat race.” 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville.


Sales and Business Development Shared Interest Group

An opportunity to discuss successes and failures. Participants will be able to learn from each other’s experiences in a relaxed setting. Conversation starter: Cindy Houston Hazen of Sales Executives. Featured speaker: Travis Jones, Nashville Business Journal. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Boy Scouts of America, 3414 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation

An opportunity to learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff, as well as how your business plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Registration: 11:30 a.m. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce St, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


33rd Annual Nashville Conference on African-American History and Culture

Tennessee State University’s College of Liberal Arts and the Metropolitan Historical Commission will celebrate the contributions of African Americans to Nashville and Tennessee history. The 2014 conference will focus on the educational and musical legacies of the African-American community in Nashville, and commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Nashville in the American Civil War. Don Cusic will speak about the contributions of poet, educator, and activist James Weldon Johnson. Janet Walsh and Beverly Robertson will highlight research and interpretation of the African-American experience at their institutions. In commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Nashville, Mr. Norm Hill and Tim Johnson will discuss the Civil War experiences of Nashville’s African Americans during the battle. The Fisk University Stagecrafters and Tennessee State University’s Jazz Collegians will provide entertainment. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus, 10th & Charlotte Ave.


Third Tuesday Workshop on Food, Agriculture

Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences and the Cooperative Extension Program have announced a new series of workshops to be held on the third Tuesday of each month. This session is on “Pruning and Care for Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Room 118 of the Farrell-Westbrook Complex on the main campus. $10.

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