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VOL. 35 | NO. 15 | Friday, April 15, 2011

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The Nashville Film Festival, one of the longest-running film festivals in the country, is celebrating its 42nd year through April 21. Each year, nearly 23,000 people come to view more than 250 films from 48 countries, including documentaries, narrative features, animated and experimental shorts. Panels and workshops are also offered for those looking to enrich their knowledge beyond the screen. Major award winners from both the 2010 Cannes and 2011 Sundance Film Festivals will show at this year's festival. All films shown at Regal Green Hills Cinema. Schedule and information: nashvillefilmfestival.org/.

MONDAY, APRIL 18
Energize, Engage, Educate!
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals event focuses on education. Speakers include Dr. Jesse Register, Jay Steele, and Rita McDonald. Location: Lipscomb University’s Swang Business Building, One University Park Drive. 4:30-7 p.m. Registration required. Information: 743-3115, nashvillechamber.com.

GNAR New Member Orientation
Applicants for GNAR membership must attend new member orientation in the GNAR classroom within three months of application. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive. Lunch provided. Information: gnar.org, 254-7516.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19
Young Leaders Council
YLC’s Leadership Luncheon features Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Avenue. Spyridon will speak on tourism, the new convention center and their impact on Nashville's business and nonprofit communities. $20 fee includes lunch. Information and reservations: ylcnashville.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
AFP Monthly Meeting
Larry Bridgesmith, executive director of the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University and president of Creative Collaborations LLC, will present “Ethical Leadership in Tumultuous Times” at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nashville Chapter’s monthly meeting. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Second Harvest Food Bank. Information: 883-8451, cgriswold@afpnashville.org

THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Civil War Lecture Series
Stephen Ash, professor of history at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will speak on “William G. Brownlow, Saint of Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures.” Final of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23
Pedal the Parks and Parkway Bike Tour
Celebrate Earth Day with the Friends of Warner Parks 17th Annual Pedal the Parks and Parkway Bike Tour. Choose from 25- or 50-mile rides through the back roads of Williamson County, the Natchez Trace and along the Harpeth River, complete with water stops and sag wagons. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Warner Park Special Events Field at Old Hickory Blvd and Vaughn Rd (across from the Steeplechase). Tour starts at 9 a.m. Course closes at 2 p.m. Information: FriendsOfWarnerParks.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26
Leadership and Civility in the Digital Age
Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate is moderating a four-part series produced by the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership and the Lipscomb University Department of Communication and Journalism. Information: 966-1786, lipscomb.edu. In the last session, Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, will discuss technology’s role in recent world events and what it means to be a good citizen online. Policinski is a veteran journalist whose career has included work in newspapers, radio, television and online operations. 7 p.m., Ezell Center.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
Administrative Professionals Seminar and Luncheon
The Nashville chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals hosts. The seminar topic, “Can Success Really Be Simple?” will be presented by Micheal Burt, author of four books, including This Ain’t No Practice Life. Burt will teach his principles of the NextPert, the art and practice of the exceptional assistant, how to find your unique abilities in life and in your work, and how to go from where you are to where you really want to be. Early registration is $45 until April 8, then $50. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gaylord Springs Golf Links. Information: 963-5181.

Small Business Informed & Inspired Speaker Series
Josh Helton, small business counsel with the State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury office, is the speaker at this Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event. 7:30-9 a.m. KraftCPAs PLLC, 555 Great Circle Road, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Apps: The Day After Tomorrow
The 2011 DIG series, presented by Werkshop Marketing and the Lipscomb University College of Business, will host its monthly session, 8:30-10 a.m. at Lipscomb’s Ezell Center, Room 301. Werkshop’s chief strategist Holly Grenvicz and Brian Cauble of Appsolute Genius will present “Apps: The Day After Tomorrow, A Look at Mobile App Development and Trends for 2011.” Continental breakfast will be served. Free parking at the David Lipscomb High School football field, 1013 Caldwell Lane. Shuttles will take participants to the Ezell Center on the main campus. Information: werkshopmarketing.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28
Music Business and the Rhythm of Change
The Nashville Business Breakfast is a quarterly networking event featuring Steve Moore, CEO of the Country Music Association. 7-8:30 a.m., Allen Arena, Lipscomb University. Information: 966-6609.

Table Talk for Women
The Women’s Table at Scarritt-Bennett’s first Table Talk for Women lunch discussion is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Featured speaker is Asrar Babikir, who will speak about “A Sudanese Woman’s Perspective on Immigration and Cultural Transition.” Information: scarrittbennett.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29
Go Red for Women Luncheon
Personal finance expert Suze Orman will be the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon, to be held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national call for women to take charge of their health to fight the No. 1 killer of women - cardiovascular disease. Information: goredforwomen.org, 340-4102.

SUNDAY, MAY 1
Spring Recorder Concert
The Centennial Recorder Consort will present its annual Spring concert, 4 p.m., in the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1800 Woodmont Blvd. There will be three adult ensembles, Callisto, The Centennial Recorder Consort and Mon Ami, as well as The Royals, a children’s ensemble. The event will be free, with donations benefitting the Japanese tsunami relief effort. Information: carole.vanderwal@gmail.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 2
Voices Rising: Remembering One Year Later
Mayor Karl Dean and other community leaders will lead a commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the May 2010 flood. Ceremonies will be held on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge on at 11 a.m. and will include performances by musicians with the Nashville Symphony and other well-known Nashville artists to be announced. Information: nowplayingnashville.com/floodevents.

Thursday, May 5
The Connection
Six leading commercial real estate groups coming together in support of the event, which highlights the value of networking in the commercial real estate profession. 4:30-7 p.m. at The Sound Kitchen on Seaboard Lane in Franklin. Participating organizations include Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and Women in Commercial Real Estate (WCRE). Information: 373-9507.

MAY 6-7
CFRE Review Course
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Nashville Chapter will host a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) review course for anyone sitting for the CFRE Examination in the near future. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Caterpillar Financial Services, 2120 West End. Information: kryan@baptisthospital.com, 284-2569.

SATURDAY, MAY 7
Music City NF Walk
Fundraiser for the world’s most common genetic disorder, neurofibromatosis (NF). 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Centennial Park. $25 registration fee includes T-shirt and BBQ lunch, live music and fun for kids and adults. Presented by the Tennessee Chapter of the Children's Tumor Foundation. Information: 297-6185, tennesseenf@ctf.org.

Hope in the Hills
Linda’s Hope, a Nashville-based nonprofit organization raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer, is holding its second annual fundraiser at held at Macke’s Restaurant in Green Hills. The 8 p.m. event will feature entertainment from Ski Hi Funk and Irresponsible Laundry. Tickets: $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Information: lindashope.org.

Antique Appraisal Fair
Qualified appraisers and specialty dealers will offer verbal appraisals for a cost of $10 per item or $15 for two items. No coin, stamps, weapons or heirloom jewelry will be evaluated. Buchanan Log House, 2910 Elm Hill Pike. Information: 871-4524, loghouse@buchananloghouse.com

MAY 7-8
Richland-West End Home Tour
Annual tour of lawns and gardens in the historic Richland-West End neighborhood. New this year: live music, food court and mini-workshops featuring Ms. Cheap and others. Tickets: $15 adults; $12 children younger than 12. Information: rwena.org

SUNDAY, MAY 15
Photo Tour of Belmont Mansion
Historical lecture series at the Buchanan Log House, 2910 Elm Hill Pike, continues with a photo journal tour of the opulent 1850 mansion and discuss the intriguing life of Adelicia Acklen with James C. Hayden, Registrar of Collections, Belmont Mansion. 2-3:30 p.m. Information: buchananloghouse.com, 883-5492.

TUESDAY, MAY 17
HR Building Blocks Workshop
Kim Vance reviews recent disability discrimination case law and leads a discussion of trends and lessons learned from cutting-edge judicial opinions at this Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event. Vance also addresses proactive ADAAA administration to reduce legal risks. 2:30-5 p.m., Trevecca Nazarene University, Convocation Center (inside Boone Business Building, 333 Murfreesboro Road. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.

SATURDAY, MAY 21
Bellevue Picnic
Free event features food, games and rides for the children, opportunities to learn about the local small businesses and win door prizes. Sponsored by Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Information: 662-2737.

Middle TN Genealogical Society's Annual Awards
Event Speaker: Paul R. White, Nashville attorney and genealogist, has authored several books on various genealogy and historical subjects. 1 p.m., FiftyForward Knowles Senior Center, 174 Rains Ave. Information: mtgs.org.

ONGOING

May 20-Aug. 21
Shaker Collection at Frist
Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection, an exhibition featuring more than 200 objects, including furniture, drawings, household objects, textiles and baskets from one of the country’s most renowned Shaker collections, will be on view at the Frist Center’s for the Visual Arts. The exhibition is the largest, most comprehensive collection of Shaker material ever assembled. Information: 244-3340, fristcenter.org.

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