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VOL. 38 | NO. 6 | Friday, February 7, 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.

  • 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)


Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network 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. Thursday, 6 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Ste 151, Nashville. Information: www.reintn.org/. Other January opportunities include:

  • 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.


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, 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. Additional opportunities include:

  • March 18: “Local Foods and Gardening Basics”
  • April 15: “Hive Splitting for Beekeepers”
  • May 20: “Goat Production and Local Meat Producers”
  • June 17: “On-farm or At-home Biodiesel Production”
  • Aug. 19: “Fall Vegetable Production Using High Tunnel Greenhouses”
  • Sept. 16: “Turf Establishment and Maintenance”
  • Oct. 21: “Eating for Wellness”

Information: 963-4929, jdekoff@tnstate.edu, or www.tnstate.edu/agriculture.

Baker Donelson Tax Law Briefing

Scott D. Smith will speak on the topic: “This Little Piggy Went to Market...Trends and Developments with Sales Factor Market-Based Sourcing.” Complimentary breakfast and networking begin at 8 a.m. Baker Donelson Center, 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Events Center, Nashville. Registration: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation

An opportunity to learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Centresource Lab, 1312 Fifth Ave. N. Information: www.nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Social Enterprise Shared Interest Group

An opportunity to contribute to the community of local, regional, national and international social entrepreneurs, and learn about the movement from local and regional thought leaders. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Information: www.nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Matchmaking: Increase Sales and Decrease Sales Cycle

Join the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and its technology partner, Sagents LLC, to examine Business Matchmaking, an intuitive, cloud-based software that helps pair qualified, growing companies with ready-to-purchase buyers. 3-5 p.m. Information: www.nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

An opportunity to 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., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Harpeth West Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon

Featured speaker is Metro School Board member Amy Frogge. 11:30-1:p.m., The Meadows Senior Living Center, 8044 Coley Davis Road.


5th Annual Shades of Pink

The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition’s fifth annual “Shades of Pink” will be held at the Cathedral of the Incarnation Fleming Center on West End Avenue, 6:30-10 p.m. The evening will include dinner, silent auction, formal dance instruction and live musical entertainment. The purpose of this fundraising event is to honor all breast cancer survivors and acknowledge that every journey is a different “shade of pink.” Information: www.tbcc.org.

Leadership Breakfast

Belmont University’s Executive Learning Network, in joint partnership with Parnassus Books, will host bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell as the keynote speaker during its Leadership Breakfast at the Curb Event Center Arena. Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. He explored how ideas spread in the Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, and the roots of success in Outliers. Registration and networking begin at 6:30 a.m., followed by Gladwell address (7:30 a.m.) and book signing (9 a.m.). $45. Information: 460-8010.

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