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VOL. 35 | NO. 25 | Friday, June 24, 2011

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Music on the Lawn series continues Friday at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 211 North 11th Street. Picnics are encouraged, and food is available for purchase from local groups, with proceeds benefiting local charities and non-profits. 6:30 p.m. This event is free and family-friendly.

SATURDAY, JULY 2
First Saturday Art Crawl

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Free shuttles provide transportation among the galleries from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Information: nashvilledowntown.com.

Bellevue Cruise In

Bellevue Cruisers Car Club host the monthly event at the Sears Automotive Center, Highway 70 S. at Sawyer Brown Road. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items and cash donations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. 5-9 p.m. Information: bellevuecruisers@hotmail.com.

MONDAY, JULY 4
Music City Hot Chicken Festival

Free event features the unique southern flare of local restaurants, amateur cooking competition, inflatables for the kids, the Yazoo Brewery beer garden and music, all to benefit Friends of Shelby Park. The first 500 people will be treated to free hot chicken samples from Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, The Chicken Shack, 400 Degrees, Pepperfire Hot Chicken, and Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish. More available after at the food garden. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 226-8118.

July 4 Celebration
VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, will host its annual Independence Day Celebration with barbecue starting at 11 a.m. Auction begins at 12:30 p.m. cake walk at 2 p.m. Information: 352-9933.

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.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

District 24 Election Forum

The West Nashville Presidents Council will host a forum for candidates in Metro Council District 24 at Montgomery Bell Academy’s Paschall Theater, 7-8:15 p.m. A meet-and-greet session for at-large Metro Council candidates begins at 6 p.m. The WNPC is a consortium of the presidents of neighborhood associations along the West End Avenue corridor.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

37th Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

The Grassland community’s largest annual event, the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fish Fry, features for all-you-can-eat catfish on the church grounds at 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road in Franklin off Hillsboro Road. 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tickets $11 for adults ($13 day of the event). Children younger than 10 $6. Carryout available. Information: 794-6721, bethlehemumc.com.

JULY 15-17

Captured: History On Canvas

Artist members of The Chestnut Group are painting historic sites in “plein air” with significance to the Battle of Franklin, including Carnton Plantation, The Carter House, the Confederate Cemetery, Lotz House, Homestead Manor, Harrison House and the Confederate Monument in Downtown Franklin’s Square. The Fleming Center at Historic Carnton Plantation will be open to the public with extended hours (Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.) A generous portion of the proceeds from this sale will benefit the Battle of Franklin Trust. Information: battleoffranklintrust.org.

JULY 16-17

Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair

More than 50 booksellers from more than 12 states are expected to participate in the fair, which will include lectures by authors and scholars. The keynote speaker will be bestselling author Nicholas Basbanes, best known for A Gentle Madness in which he relates stories about book collectors from antiquity to the 1980’s. Children’s literacy, the War Between the States in Tennessee, and book collecting 101 are some of the other scheduled lectures. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, free for 18 and younger. Information: tennaba.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

Mayor’s Home Ownership Fair

The 4th annual Mayor’s Home Ownership Fair will be held 1-5 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena, concourse level. The fair, a free event open to the public, features informational booths from more than 50 organizations, including real estate agencies, homebuilders, title companies, lenders and non-profits. Information: 780-3367.

Tennessee Gesneriad Society

The Tennessee Gesneriad Society will meet at Cheekwood in Botanic hall at 2 p.m. The program will be a slide show of the National Convention flower show. Information: Julie.mavity@gmail.com, 364-8459

MONDAY, JULY 25

GNAR New Member Orientation

Applicants for Greater Nashville Association of Realtors membership must attend new member orientation in the GNAR classroom within three months of application. The ethics portion meets the National Association of Realtors requirement that all Realtors complete an approved ethics training between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2012. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive. Lunch provided. Information: gnar.org, 254-7516.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Intellectual Property Seminar

The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will present the second in a series of seminars focused on the basics of intellectual property issues for advertising and marketing professionals, this installment focusing on copyright. The Aug. 18 seminar will focus on “Use of an Individual’s Name, Image, Voice or Likeness in Advertising.” Seminars are held at the firm’s downtown office, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 800, noon-1 p.m. The events are free and lunch will be provided. Advance registration requested. Information: 726.5705, jmcfarlin@bakerdonelson.com.

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

Through 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.

Through Oct. 21

Wood ‘Twinstallation’

Local earth artist David Wood is featured in a special ‘twinstallation’ at Cheekwood. Double Heliotrope consists of two pieces, one on land, and one on water, each part of a broader heliotrope series of horizontal radial wooden sculptures. One of these pieces, entitled Awakening, has a long modernist poem written by the artist inscribed on it. The other work, Reflection, will sport reflective Mylar circles and nocturnal solar illumination. Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Information: 356-8000, cheekwood.org.

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