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VOL. 35 | NO. 26 | Friday, July 1, 2011

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Moving Towards a Cure 5K is scheduled for Saturday at Edwin Warner Park. Miles For Hope, Inc., an organization dedicated to funding cutting-edge brain tumor research, is hosting the event 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.

Artist Talk at gallery F

Two-part show presented in collaboration with Open Lot and the Consulate-General of Japan at Nashville. Part One, “2011,” offers reflections on recent happenings by Japanese-Nashville artists. It includes photography, installation, sound sculpture, objects and prints. Artists include Shie Clark, Kensuke Nakamura, Jun Nakamura, Mari Yamamoto, Boguslaw Stepien, Tony Youngblood, Arlene Wilson, Roger Clayton and David Dawson. Part Two: “2010 Theory of Everything, Video Art from Tokyo.” Like physicists who seek the Theory of Everything, the Japanese video artists introduced in this show work with fundamental questions such as, “What is the universe?” and, “Why can’t we reverse time?” The goal is to show how universal laws function in every detail of the artists’ lives and how amazing and mysterious this is. Artists include Yu Araki, Taro Izumi, Kohei Kobayashi, Hiroaki Morita, Daisuke Nagatsuka, Daisuke Nose, Yuki Okumura, Ken Sasaki, Mai Yamashita + Naoto Kobayashi and Naho Yokoya. 7 p.m., 1000 19th Ave. South. Information: scarrittbennett.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Cheekwood Summer Night’s Party

Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art kicks off the evening at 7 p.m. with live music from the San Rafael Band and hors d’oeuvres and cash bar on the Museum loggia. At 9, there will be a screening on the lawn of The Great Gatsby. Tickets: $35 per person, available online at cheekwood.org/public_programs. Information: 356-8000.

37th Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

The Grassland community’s largest annual event, the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fish Fry, features 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.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Publicizing Your Dream

Artists and professionals of all kinds can learn the nuts and bolts of the public relations process by attending the Publicizing Your Dream workshop at Gallery F, Scarritt-Bennett Center. The workshop will be led by publicist, educator and composer Chuck Whiting, who will offer advice on publicity, including the tools reporters and editors use, developing news hooks, writing, editing and distributing press releases, adapting press releases for the Internet and preparing for a news media interview. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Information: PublicizingYourDream.com, 242-9857.

51st St. Paul’s Summer Cookout

Historic downtown Franklin’s St. Paul Episcopal Church will host its 51st Summer Cookout featuring pulled pork and smoked chicken for hundreds of friends and neighbors at $10 each. 3-7 p.m., 510 West Main Street. Event coincides with Bluegrass Along The Harpeth, scheduled for 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Franklin’s Public Square. Information: stpaulsfranklin.com, 790-0527.

Arts & Flowers

The event, featuring 26 artists and nearly a dozen florists, benefits the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. The evening starts with a patron’s party at 5 p.m. and the main event from 6-9 p.m. at Woods Recital Hall, W.O. Smith School Of Music, 1125 8th Avenue South. Tickets are on sale now $35 in advance and $45 at the door and includes free parking, food and beverage. Information: aliasmusic.org, 260-5968.

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