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VOL. 36 | NO. 28 | Friday, July 13, 2012

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OSHA Training. Participants will have the opportunity to learn basic construction safety skills over two full days and receive government-issued Occupational Safety Health Administration 10 hour training cards. This course is required before advanced skills trainings.

  • July 19-20, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Meals Provided)
  • July 21-22, (For those who speak Spanish), 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sessions are free, and meals are provided. 115 Harris Street Nashville. Information: buildingnashville.org/.

THROUGH JULY 19

32nd annual Tennessee Senior Olympics

Williamson County is playing host to 1,960 athletes ages 50 and older from across the state for the 32nd annual Tennessee Senior Olympics State Finals presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Events include swimming, track and field, horseshoes, table tennis, bowling, badminton, tennis, basketball, archery, racquetball, cycling, volleyball, softball, shuffleboard, bowling, badminton, tennis, golf, pickleball,10K and 5K runs, a fitness walk and a one-mile power walk at various facilities, including Battle Ground Academy, the Indoor Sports Complex, Franklin Recreation Center and Franklin Entertainment Center. Information: tnseniorolympics.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Perils and Pitfalls of the Workplace Romance

When Cupid strikes in the workplace, should Human Resources be concerned? The answer to this question is very simple: Yes! Dealing with workplace romances can be complicated. This session of Baker Donelson’s Third Thursday Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Briefings series will discuss the issues that all Human Resources professionals should consider when it comes to romantic relationships between employees, including policy considerations, the dynamics of the workplace romance and the potential legal implications for employers. 8 a.m., 211 Commerce Street. Breakfast and networking will precede the hour-long presentation. Admission is free but advance registration is requested. klow@bakerdonelson.com, 726-5550.

Franchise Business Network Lunch

Baker Donelson will host the Summer 2012 Franchise Business Network Meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. as a part of the International Franchise Association's quarterly networking meeting series. The meeting will be at the law firm’s offices, 211 Commerce, and feature presentations on “The Americans with Disabilities Act Title III;” “The Training Department …More Than a Box on the Org Chart?” and “Training and Support for the Service Industry.” The event is free but advance reservations are requested: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com, 726-5550.

JULY 20-22

45th Annual Murfreesboro Antique Show & Sale
Furniture (American and European), cut crystal, paintings, rugs, sterling silver, pottery, fine jewelry & watches, prints, advertising items, art glass, linens, maps, and civil war items and more. Admission: $10 for all 3 days. Murphy Center, MTSU. Information: murfreesboroantiqueshow.com.

MONDAY, JULY 23

Fairgrounds Master Plan Phase 1 Open House

The State Fairgrounds master plan is in its first phase as Metro identifies facilities needed for a successful state fair and a year-round schedule of events. On July 23, Metro staff and consultants will provide updates on preliminary studies conducted as part of the master plan and receive comments and suggestions from stakeholders, neighbors and the general public. The meeting will be held 5-8 p.m. in the Sonny West Conference Center in the Howard Office Building, 700 Second Avenue South. Metro staff and consultants will be present to discuss the Plan’s progress with community members.

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Genealogists Virginia Gooch Watson and Martha Orsborn Gerdeman will discuss beginning genealogy, focusing on where to begin, organization and records (at-home, county, military, cemetery, census, etc.). 10 a.m.-3 p.m., FiftyForward Knowles Center, 174 Rains Ave. Information: mtgs.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Williamson Chamber Luncheon

July membership meeting at Cool Springs Conference Center, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Speaker TBA. Information and reservations: 794-1225, info@wcfchamber.com.

Starting Your Own Business

Middle Tennessee State University’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on starting your own business at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro. 3:30-6 p.m., 3050 Medical Center Pkwy, Murfreesboro. Information: tsbdc.org, 898-2745.

Civil War Memoirs of Erastus Winter

Author and Civil War student Lee Ann Newton of Murfreesboro will present a program titled “Serving Uncle Sam: The Civil War Memoirs of Erastus Winter” at Fort Negley. The 7 p.m. event is sponsored by Fort Donelson Camp #62, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War of Middle Tennessee. Erastus Winters was a corporal in Company “K” of the 50th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He survived the Battles of Perryville, the Atlanta Campaign, and Franklin, imprisonment at Cohaba Prison, only to nearly lose his life on the explosion of the Sultana, the worst maritime disaster in American history. Information: tnsuvcw.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 26

Nashville Emerging Leader Awards

The sixth annual NELAs will recognize young professionals in 15 industry classifications who are excelling in their careers and making a difference in the Nashville community. The ceremony will be at Lipscomb University in the Collins Alumni Auditorium. After-party will be at Mere Bulles, 5201 Maryland Way, Brentwood. Information: ypnashville.org/Events/Nashville_Emerging_Leader_Awards.aspx.

Summer Career Fair

The Nashville Campus of National College of Business & Technology, 1638 Bell Road, will host a summer career fair, 9-1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Participating employers include Metro Public Schools, eTransX, Inc., The Resource Group (TRG), UPS, and Windsor Health Plan. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resume and come dressed for success. Information: 333-3344, tjdavismccall@national-college.edu for more information. 

Business Before Hours

An informal social networking event and tour of MTSU’s new state-of-the art Jeff Hendrix Stadium Club. Lightning and the MTSU Cheerleaders will be on hand to welcome you! Admission is $5 for Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for non-members.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

Battle of Franklin Trust 2012 Summer Concert Series

The Battle of Franklin Trust, which manages The Carter House and Carnton Plantation, will host a three-part concert series at Carnton, 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin, presented by BancorpSouth. Advance tickets will be available at The Carter House, Carnton Plantation and BancorpSouth in Franklin, 914 Murfreesboro Road. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. General admission at the gate for adults is $12, children 6 to 12 are $5 and children 5 and under are free.

  • Sunday, July 29: South Street Players will perform songs made famous in the 1970s.
  • August 26: Greez Monkeez will play hits made famous in the 1980s.
     

All concerts are 6 p.m.-8 p.m. with gates opening at 4:30 pm. Patrons are also encouraged to bring lounging items such as chairs or blankets. Information: battleoffranklintrust.org.

THROUGH SEPT 2

Treehouses: Great Works of Literature

Cheekwood has selected seven designers for its 2012 summer outdoor exhibition. Opening Memorial Day weekend, Treehouses focuses on great works of literature with whimsical and traditional Treehouses in the landscape at Cheekwood. This exhibition celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the first summer exhibition at Cheekwood, Terrific Treehouses. Previous exhibitions also include Playhouses and Forts, Big Bugs and, most recently, Happily Ever After. Information: Cheekwood.org.

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