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VOL. 35 | NO. 38 | Friday, September 23, 2011

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Baker Donelson presents its Labor & Employment Fall Focus seminar today in its office at 211 Commerce. At this day-long event, Baker Donelson L&E attorneys will present on topics including the legislative year in review, EEOC update, non-competes and trade secrets, developments in labor law and more. Registration ($100) includes breakfast, lunch and course materials. Information and registration: klow@bakerdonelson.com, 726-5714.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

2011 Economic Outlook Event

US Senator Bob Corker, Lori Rothman (Fox Business Network anchor), John Silva (chief economist, Wells Fargo Securities), Quentin Hardy (national editor, Forbes), David Penn, director, MTSU Business and Economics Research Center, Frank Simpson (national president, CCIM Institute), Geert De Lombaerde (editor, Nashville Post), Janet Miller (chief economic and marketing officer, Nashville Area chambers of commerce will take part in the 3rd annual CCIM Economic Outlook event, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hutton Hotel in downtown Nashville. Information: CCIM.com.

Live on the Green

Live on the Green’s third season continues with Ten Out of Tenn and Edwin McCain. The performance is the fourth in a free six-week concert series taking place Thursday nights through Oct. 13 at Public Square Park (Metro Courthouse). Shows start at 6 p.m. Information: liveonthegreen.net.
Additional shows:
Oct. 6: Brett Dennen; Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Oct. 13: Here Come the Mummies

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30

Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

A celebration of Southern cheesemaking that brings cheesemakers from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia to Nashville’s Farmers Market, 6-9 p.m. Cheesemakers from around the Southeast will be serving samples and selling larger quantities of handcrafted cheese. Artisan food accompaniments, such as local jams, honey, cured meats, bread, crackers, pickles and other items to pair with cheese also will be available for sampling and buying. Craft and microbrew beers and select wines will be paired and served. Information: southerncheesefest.com.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 1

‘Handmade & Bound’ Festival of Book Arts

Artists’ books, zines and comics will be celebrated at the book arts festival. All events are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Watkins Library, the festival will launch with a juried book arts and zine exhibition titled Encoded Structures: Interpreting the Story, on display beginning Sept. 30 on campus in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery. The exhibition runs through Oct. 28. Also on Sept. 30 is a screening of the award-winning 2004 documentary “$100 and a T-shirt,” a cultural analysis of the zine community directed by Joe Biel. The film (51 min.) will be shown in the Watkins Theater, 8:00 p.m. Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., creators of artists’ books, publishers and distributors of zines and comics, and book lovers will come together to sell, trade or buy handmade and affordable publications and creations. The day will feature activities for children and adults, such as printmaking, papermaking, book- and zine-making and screenprinting, as well as local bands and a wide variety of food trucks. Information: 277-7403, handmadeboundnashville.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

Nashville Beer Festival

The Festival will feature more than 60 macro and micro breweries and home brew clubs and their beers, along with cuisine from some of Nashville’s most popular restaurants. The primary charity partner is Second Harvest Food Bank. Riverfront Park, 1-6 p.m. Tickets: $30. Information: nashvillebeerfestival.com.

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival

Celebrating more than 50 cultures that live in Nashville through dance, music, visual arts, a children’s area, a Teens United Area, an educational Global Village and exotic food samplings. The event provides an experiential opportunity for Nashvillians to meet their neighbor and share traditions. It encourages dialogue and promotes the cross-cultural awareness and understanding so necessary in our communities. Centennial Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: celebratenashville.org.

Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors Tour of Homes

The tour showcases the neighborhood’s architectural diversity, restorations and renovations. The Tour of Homes is the primary fundraising event of Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors (BHN) and supports initiatives that improve the neighborhood and surrounding community. Information: home.belmont-hillsboro.org/toh.

Southern Hot Wing Festival

Music City Southern Hot Wing Contest and Festival, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Walk of Fame Park in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Information: musiccitysouthernhotwingfestival.com.

River Swing

Benefit for the Harpeth River Watershed Association is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Pontotoc farm, 1407 Old Hillsboro Road in Williamson County. Tickets: $125. Information: harpethriver.org.

Building Bridges Through Art

Artists from Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Loudon and Penllyn, Pa., will premier South American-inspired watercolor paintings in a special October exhibition in Franklin benefiting Bridges Domestic Violence Center of Williamson County. The exhibition will kick off with a reception and silent auction from 6-9 p.m. at the CharacterEYES Boutique, 407 Church St. in downtown Franklin. The special exhibition will run from Oct. 1-31. Viewing times are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 599-1800.

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra

Regions Free Day of Music at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Laura Turner Hall. Works: Aaron Copland, An Outdoor Overture; Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor, RV 522; Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, Op 74., Movements 1-3. Featuring: Jeremy Williams and Jessica Blackwell, guest Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmasters and Nashville Symphony Orchestra violinists. Information: nashvillephilharmonic.org.

SUNDAY, OCT. 2

Battle of the Food Trucks

Nashville’s mobile food vendors will compete to benefit The Tomorrow Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee supporting local youth-oriented charitable organizations. The competition will pit several of Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s popular food truck vendors against each other as attendees vote for their favorite truck amongst the contestants. Participating food trucks include: Deg Thai, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, JonBalaya, Love Shack, Maggie’s Mobile Slab, Moovers & Shakers, Riff’s, Taste of Belgium, Terradelicious, The Cupcake Collection, Izzies Ice, Fleur de Lis, Mere Bulles, The Latin Wagon, Smoke et al, Mean Green Ice Cream Machine and Sugar Wagon. Tickets ($25) are on sale at TheTomorrowFund.org.

TUESDAY, OCT. 4

Bulletproof Documentation for the Large & Small Employer

Business owners, managers and HR representatives are invited to join Kim Vance for this discussion. In this session, you will learn how to develop a process of documentation to protect your company. Presented by Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.

THURSDAY, OCT. 6

Chamber and P2020 Annual Meeting

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Partnership 2020 investors invite all members to the 2011 Annual Meeting. This event will feature a multimedia presentation celebrating the accomplishments of the past year and the opportunities of the year to come. The keynote speaker will be Joel Kotkin, a nationally recognized journalist who has published some of Nashville’s biggest recent accolades in his weekly “New Geographer” column for Forbes.com. Presented by Fifth Third Bank. Information: Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115

Profitability Through Pollution Prevention

The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Environmental Assistance has announced a series of regional Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership workshops this fall, designed to give businesses across the state an opportunity to share best practices and innovative ideas for improving profitability and reducing pollution. The Middle Tennessee workshop will be held at the GM/Spring Hill Manufacturing Welcome Center, 100 Saturn Parkway, Spring Hill. Information: bartlettchamber.org/content/TP3_Regional_Workshop.shtml.

Bouquets for Breast Cancer

Fourth annual “Bouquets for Breast Cancer” champagne and strawberries reception will be presented 5-7 p.m. at Rebel Hill Florist to benefit the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition (TBCC). 4821 Trousdale Drive. Information: rebelhillflorist.com, www.tbcc.org.

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

Cheekwood Nights

Season finale of Friday night series features country artist Elizabeth Cook. Cook has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage more than 300 times and is the host of “Elizabeth Cook’s Apron Strings,” a Sirius XM Radio show. Singer-songwriter Tim Carroll will open for Cook. Also, songwriter Neil O’Neill on the Pineapple Room deck, jazz on the Rose Terrace with Debbie Cunningham and pianist Mark Sorrels playing from the Museum of Art drawing room to the Wisteria Lounge. 5:30-10 p.m. Information: cheekwood.org.

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