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VOL. 42 | NO. 1 | Friday, January 05, 2018

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Franklin Civil War Roundtable. Williamson County historian Rick Warwick will present “The Freedmen’s Bureau in Williamson County.” The U.S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, popularly known as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established in 1865 by Congress to assist former slaves in the aftermath of the Civil War. The Bureau was intended to provide food, housing, medical help, schools and legal assistance to the newly freed population in the South. Rick Warwick has researched the original labor contracts signed by 476 former slaves in Williamson County and will be discussing the difficult “negotiations” experienced by these men, usually with their previous owners. Oftentimes these contracts were turned against the men giving the landowners great advantage. Sunday, 3 p.m. Free event. 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. Information: fcwrt@yahoo.com, www.franklinscharge.org/the-round-table.

MONDAY, JAN. 15

MLK Unity Day

We’re Better Together event schedule:

9-11:30 a.m. workshop: We Learn Together – Gallatin City Hall

11:45 a.m. Line up at Gallatin City Hall

Noon March begins (From City Hall to Gallatin High School)

1 p.m. Unity Day Celebration at Gallatin High School

JANUARY 15-21

Nashville Restaurant Week

This twice a year event encourages you to take advantage of some great deals. All of the Nashville Originals’ restaurants will offer special menu items and pricing. It’s a great opportunity to try a local spot you’ve been meaning to check out. Participating restaurants typically include Americano, The Bunganut Pig, Cabana, Caffe Nonna, Capitol Grill, Chago’s, Copper Kettle, Crow’s Nest, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Fenwick’s 300, Fido, Finezza Italian Bistro, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte, Germantown Cafe, Gray’s on Main, Green Hills Grille, Harvest at Homestead, Jackson’s, MAFIAoZA’s, McCabe’s Pub, Mere Bulles, Midtown Cafe, Nonna’s, Noshville, Peg Leg Porker, Pizza Perfect, PM, Provence, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Grocery, The Row, Rumours East, Salsa, Smokin Thighs, South Street, Suzy Wong’s, Table 3, Tin Angel, Urban Grub, Valentino’s, Watermark, Wild Iris, and The Yellow Porch. Each menu is a little different, but most places offer 2 or 3-course meals from $10 to $30. You’ll find lunch and dinner options during Nashville Restaurant Week.

TUESDAY, JAN. 16

Chamber North Meet-Up

Join North Nashville business and community leaders after work to mingle and talk about news relevant to the North Nashville region. No registration is required. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will not be provided, but we encourage attendees to support Market House vendors. Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 4:30-6 p.m. Fee: Chamber Members: Complimentary, Future Members: Complimentary (As of January 1, 2018, to add value for our Chamber members, Chamber North Meet-up events are $10 to attend for Future Members after 2 complimentary visits. If you have any questions, contact Maggie Wortendyke 743-3072.) Information: http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events/eventdetail

THURSDAY, JAN. 18

Young Professionals CONNECT

This after-hours, community-building event has always been a huge success, and its back by popular demand. As the largest gathering of young professionals in Nashville, YP Nashville Connect will help you get plugged into Nashville’s expansive young professional community. Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. South, Nashville. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required. Fee: YP – complimentary, includes two drink tickets per person and hor d’oeuvres. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events/details/young-professionals-connect-355763

Opioid Addiction and Prescribing Conference – Legal and Lethal

Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition Opioid Addiction and Prescribing Conference. Money raised will go to Sumner County Recovery Court program. Objective: To better educate health care professionals in the State of Tennessee and prepare them with the best methods of professional practice relating to opioid addiction and prescribing. Target Audience: All health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, etc. Volunteer State Community College, Woods Campus Ctr Building, 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin. 5:30 dinner; 6-8:30 p.m. conference. Fee: physicians, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners $100. All others $50. Information, registration: https://www.etsu.edu/com/cme/legal_and_lethal_2018.php

FRIDAY, JAN. 19

Williamson Country Chamber Town Hall

Topic: An Update from the Williamson County Legislative delegation. Guest Panel: State Senator Jack Johnson, State Representatives Charles Sargent, Glen Casada, and Sam Whitson. E|SPACES, 1550 W. McEwen Dr., Suite 300, Franklin, 37067. 7:15 -8:30 a.m. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events/details/public-affairs-roundtable-01-26-2018-354179

TUESDAY, JAN. 23

SALON@615

Kelly Corrigan discusses her new book Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say, a funny and meaningful exploration of the 12 sentences that life requires, and an ode to the fact that we are all works in progress. Parnassus Books Hillsboro Plaza Shopping Center, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Fee: Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Information: https://events.library.nashville.org/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo

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