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VOL. 43 | NO. 15 | Friday, April 12, 2019

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Tri-Chamber Mixer. A collaborative event with the Gallatin, Mount Juliet and Lebanon-Wilson County Chambers will offer an opportunity to mix and mingle with local professionals and business owners. The Estate at Cherokee Dock, 175 Cherokee Dock Road, Lebanon. Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $35-50. Information

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Street Eats

A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks along Deaderick Street between Fourth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Full Moon Hike

Come out and see Timberland Park as it is rarely seen. Hike will be approximately 1 mile. 7:45 p.m. Pre-registration is strictly required. Activity number #14258. Timberland Park, Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 437.2. Information

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Earth Day

Nashville’s Earth Day Festival will feature exhibits and hand-on activities aimed to educate everyone on protecting the environment and living green. With over one hundred family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, Earth Day is a fun festival for all ages. Fee: Free. Centennial Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information

Eggstravaganzoo

The Nashville Zoo is hosting its annual egg hunts and Easter activities. There are scheduled egg hunts, games, bounce houses, face painting and more. The Easter Bunny and Zoo mascot, Twiga, will be there. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This event is included with your Zoo admission or membership. Information

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Alzheimer’s Educational Conference

Leading experts speaking at this conference will discuss the latest research, clinical trials, the state of Alzheimer’s and what to expect. Elder Care attorneys will educate and discuss elder care and longterm care planning, reviewing different plan options and their benefits. Tips for caregivers, and information of local resources. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Country Music Hall of Fame, 222 Fifth Ave. S. Fee: Free. Information

Salon@615 with Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author of 28 books. He will discuss three titles: “Undefeated,” “The Crossover” and “Booked.” Lipscomb University, Collins Auditorium, 6B University Park Drive. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Fee: Free. A very limited number of tickets will be available on-site the day of the event, after which walk-up guests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend arriving early for the on-site and walk-up ticket line. To ensure a guaranteed seat, ticket holders need to be seated by 6:05 p.m. Any seats that are unfilled at 6:05 will begin to be filled with walk-up guests.

WEDNEDSAY, APRIL 24

2019 Outlook Williamson

This economic forum will feature three 45-minute sessions with industry leading experts and developers who will provide an in-depth picture of Williamson County’s economy and the forecasting trends, growth projections and statistical data for the region. The Factory at Franklin, Liberty Hall, 230 Franklin Road. 7:30-11 a.m. Fee: Member-$85, non-member-$100. Information

APRIL 25-27

NFL Draft

Family and fans of all ages are invited to the free, three-day football festival held at Nissan Stadium and Lower Broadway. There will be interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, a player autograph session, and more. Lower Broadway and the areas around Nissan Stadium will host free, public activities throughout the weekend. This is the NFL’s largest festival footprint ever created for the draft. Information

APRIL 25-28

St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon

Local bands perform live throughout the course, making it one of the most popular runs in Music City. There is also a two-day Health & Fitness Expo leading up to the main race, as well as a post-race concert featuring some of the top acts in country music. Information

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Chew & Move

This is a high energy event complete with educational opportunities, health screenings, and a variety of children’s activities. Youth ages 9-12 are encouraged to participate in this event. Fee: Free event with complimentary breakfast and lunch. Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Ave. North. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: www.hendersonvillearealinks.org, 615 416-3244.

APRIL 27-28

Main Street Festival – Historic Downtown Franklin

Attendees can expect a weekend full of music, arts, crafts, rides, food and children’s activities. Admission is free and open to all ages. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information

APRIL 27-MAY 3

Commuter Challenge

Grab your friends and coworkers a challenge each other to give some other commute options a try. You can carpool, walk, bike or take bus/train or work, or work remotely. Registration required. Information

MONDAY, APRIL 29

30th annual Golf Classic

Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce will host annual golf classic at Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, 550 Johnny Cash Parkway. Tee time: 11 a.m. Space for 144 golfers. Information: Kendell Sinks, 615-824-2818.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

State of Metro Address

Mayor David Briley delivers the 56th annual State of Metro address, Nashville Public Library Grand Reading Room, 615 Church Street. Free, public event with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. 10 a.m. Information

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Member Orientation

Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff, as well as the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Lunch provided. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Free, but registration required. Information

Salon@615

Special Edition presents An Evening with Melinda Gates, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Fee: $37.50, includes a signed copy of the book, The Moment of Lift. Information

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