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VOL. 35 | NO. 19 | Friday, May 13, 2011

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Full Moon Pickin’ Party on Friday features Middle Tennessee’s finest bluegrass musicians. They will be performing under the light of a full moon to raise money for Warner Parks to ensure preservation, protection, the funding of educational programs and special projects, including campouts and hayrides for inner-city children. 7-11 p.m., Steeplechase Barn at the Equestrian Center (2500 Old Hickory Blvd.) in Percy Warner Park. Tickets $15 in advance (NowPlayingNashville.com), $20 at the door. Children 6 and younger free, $10 for 7-15-year-olds. Pickers with a bluegrass instrument, $5. Information: FriendsOfWarnerParks.com, 370-8053.

MAY 19-21
Franklin Rodeo
The event, celebrating its 62nd consecutive year, is the largest pro rodeo in the state and attracts nearly 400 cowboys and cowgirls for competition. Funds raised from the rodeo go to scholarships for Williamson County high school graduates. Money raised from the annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink night on May 21 go for breast cancer awareness and research at the Breast Health Center at the Williamson Medical Center. Tickets: $15, $8 (12 and younger). Information: FranklinRodeo.com.

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.

TUESDAY, MAY 24
12 South Farmers Market
Opening Day for the 12 South Farmers Market at Sevier Park. The market will be held Tuesday afternoons, 3:30-6:30 p.m., through October. The market will feature organic and conventional produce, organic and conventional meats, local cheeses, baked goods, gourmet dog snacks, pasta, local honey and more. Information: 977-6543, 12southfarmersmarket.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 26
PM Business Connection
Business-to-business speed networking program designed for the busy professional and sponsored by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. This event is structured the same as our popular AM Business Connection, but will be held in the evening. 5-8 p.m., Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.

MAY 27-29
Downtown Puppet Festival
The Nashville Public Library’s 2011 Downtown Puppet Festival is a free, family-friendly event at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library. The festival will feature performances by puppet troupes from across the country, jugglers and puppetry workshops. Information: 888 516-5554, nashvillepuppetfestival.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9
NBA/NBF Golf Tournament
Nashville Bar Association and Nashville Bar Foundation event is scheduled for the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin. Cookout at noon, shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Team prizes and individual contests (longest drive, longest putt, etc.). Information: 242-9272, traci.hollandsworth@nashvillebar.org.

Business After Hours
An evening of networking and exploring the improved amenities of the Farmer’s Market, hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

SATURDAY, JULY 9
Moving Towards a Cure 5K
Miles For Hope, Inc., an organization dedicated to funding cutting-edge brain tumor research, is holding its Moving Towards a Cure 5K Brain Tumor Awareness Walk at Edwin Warner Park at 9 a.m. (on-site registration 8 a.m.). Information: braintumorevents.org/Nashville.

JULY 29-31
Creative Capital Workshop
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville presents the Creative Capital Workshop for artists in the Nashville region at Belmont University. Partially subsidized by a grant from the Kresge Foundation, the workshop is an intensive two and one-half day retreat led by nationally renowned arts professionals that has been described as a “crash course in self-management, strategic planning, fundraising and promotion” for artists of all creative genres. Information: ABCnashville.org.

ONGOING

May 20-Aug. 21
Shaker Collection at Frist
Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection. Information: 244-3340, fristcenter.org.

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