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VOL. 40 | NO. 44 | Friday, October 28, 2016

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League of Women Voters of Nashville Celebration of Suffrage. The League of Women Voters of Nashville, a local nonprofit organization encouraging informed and active participation of citizens in government, is hosting “Women’s Suffrage and Beyond” at the historic Hermitage Hotel on Thursday. Guest speaker David Ewing will share the story of the Hermitage Hotel and its role in the passage of the 19th Amendment. Tickets: $100 per person; $175 per couple, with proceeds going to the work of the organization. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Information: http://lwvnashville.org

FRIDAY, NOV. 4

First Friday: Your Small Business Resource

Kate Herman, market president & publisher, Nashville Business Journal, will be guest speaker. Topic: How to Make Meaningful Connections in a Room of 200+ People. Espaces, 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin. 7:30 - 9 a.m. Information: williamsonchamber.com

NOV. 4-5

Battle of Franklin Trust Blue & Gray Days

This annual event draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators each year. Guest will meet Civil War re-enactors and get hands-on experience with clothes, trades and weapons of the past. Carnton Plantation and The Carter House. Open to public Friday 1:30-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee: $15 adult, $8 for children ages 6-12 for exploring the grounds and a guided house tour. Grounds passes only $6. Information: sarah@boft.org

SATURDAY, NOV. 5

Viva la Diva run

Benefiting FiftyForward health and wellness programs as well as assist adults 50+ in accessing community resources needed to remain living independently. 6 a.m.-9 a.m. On the campus of Nissan North America, 1 Nissan Way, Franklin. Fee: $45 individual registration for 5k; $50 for 10k. Information: www.vivaladivarun.org

SATURDAY, NOV. 5

10th annual Family Day at Harlinsdale Farm

Hayrides, fishing, inflatables, music and more, all for free. Open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The festival features activities: miniature train rides, hay rides, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Festival attendees can also enjoy cane pole fishing in the pond. There will be inflatables, a photo booth, face painting and other farm themed photo opportunities, crafts and games. Artists Kelsey K and Hickory Rose will be performing live! Food will be offered for purchase by local food vendors including Itty Bitty Donuts, Hoss’ Loaded Burger, Buns on the Run, and more. 239 Franklin Road. Information: www.franklintn.gov/FamilyDay.

First Saturday Art Crawl

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings ever month. 6:00 – 9 p.m. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Enjoy live music on the performance platforms along 5th Avenue North. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6:00-10 p.m. Road closures associated with this event. Participating galleries and more information: www.nashvilledowntown.com

SUNDAY, NOV. 6

Cancer Survirorship Celebration

This year’s celebration “HOPE,” to be held at OZ Arts Nashville, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville. The event will feature music, art and activities for family members of all ages. Cano Ozgenger, artist, cancer survivor and founder of Oz Arts will share his story. 2-4 p.m. This event is free and

MONDAY, NOV. 7

Real Estate Investors Network

Rutherford County Focus Group. Meets the first Monday of each month - No registration required, open to members and guests. 6:30 p.m., Keller Williams Real Estate Office.Address: 450 St. Andrews Drive. Information: www.reintn.org. Additional November opportunities:

-- Monday, Nov. 14: Main Event dinner with Mike Butler, author of The Power of Zero. 5:30 p.m., FiftyForward Center - Patricia A. Hart Building, 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville.

-- Saturday, Nov. 19: All-Day Workshop with Chris McClatchey and his The Exclusive Real Estate Millionaire System. 9 a.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.

open to all cancer survivors. Parking is free and light refreshments will be served. Information & registration: www.VanderbiltSurvirorsDay.org

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9

Power of Ten Summit

Cumberland Region Tomorrow in conjunction with Pinnacle Bank and The Nashville International Airport will hold the eighth annual regional summit at the Music City Convention Center. This event brings in hundreds of regional, state and national leaders to discuss shared issues of regional importance and collaborate on ways to address them. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For speaker information and agenda: www.10power.org

Nashville Chamber Member Orientation

An opportunity to learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from chamber staff. Lunch provided. 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. 11:30 a.m. registration; 11:50 program. Fee: complimentary to new members. Information: nashvillechamber.com

NOV. 12-13

Art for Inspiration Fine Art Show and Sale

Free event with live music and original art. More than 30 artists will showcase their work. St. Matthews Church and School, 535 Sneed Road, West, Franklin. Saturday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: www.stmatthewtn.org

NOV. 11-13

Christmas Village

Christmas Village is Nashville’s oldest consumer show with more than 260 merchants. Nashville Fair Grounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Tickets are $10 at the door or online and $8 in advance at select SunTrust Bank locations and the Vanderbilt Concierge. Return tickets are available for $5 at the door and must be purchased before you leave on your first day at Christmas Village. Children age 9 and under are free. Nashville Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville. No pets allowed. Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOV. 13

Franklin Civil War Round Table

The Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Col. Tom McKenney, who will speak on “Jack Hinson’s One Man War.” The event is free to the public. The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge, and meets each month at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. 3:00 p.m. Information: boft.org/events/

TUESDAY, NOV. 15

Salon@615

Marissa Meyer discusses her new book, Heartless. Main Library 615 Church St. 6:15 p.m. Advance tickets are available beginning Nov. 1. To receive a priority spot in the signing live, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. Information: www.salon615.org. Additional events/authors include:

-- Dec. 4: Michael Chabon, Book: Moonglow

-- Dec. 13: Robbie Robertson (guitarist for The Band), Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, 6:15 p.m., $35.50 includes signed copy of book. This is a paid, ticketed event. Seating is limited, and advanced ticket purchasing is advised.

-- Jan. 19: Zadie Smith, Book: Swing Time, Belmont University, McAfee Concert Hall. 6:30 p.m. A paid ticketed event. Fee: $31.50 – includes copy of book.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

Come network with Chamber members in your area over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. 8-9:15 a.m. This is a free event, but registration is required. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com

SATURDAY, NOV. 19

The Battle of Franklin Trust 5k Run, Kids Fun Run

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the Battle of Franklin 5K and Kids’ Fun Run to raise funds for the preservation of The Carter House and Carnton Plantation. The cost for participants 12 years and older is $30 for pre-registration, $40 for day of race. Children 12 and younger can participate for $15. Registration cost includes a commemorative T-shirt, water and post-run treats. All proceeds benefit The Battle of Franklin Trust. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. for 5K runners and walkers and 9 a.m. for fun run participants. The 5K route will begin and end at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. 8 a.m. race begins. The quarter-mile Kids’ Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. and will take place alongside the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Parking is available for participants and observers at the field at Carnton Plantation. Information: http://www.active.com/franklin-tn/running/distance-running-races/battle-of-franklin-5k-and-fun-run-2016

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