Coffee, Content & Conversation. Talent Acquisition in the Greater Nashville Area- A Guide to Recruitment, Hiring and Retention. A virtual meeting in which participants will learn how to change/adapt talent strategy, how to improve inefficiencies in a candidate hiring experience and strategies to attract and retain top talent. Free virtual event. Registration required. Wednesday, Noon-1 p.m. Information

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17

Gallatin Young Professionals- Let’s Get Lunch

Join GYP and venture out to local eateries to grow and network. This is a Dutch-style event and a different venue is selected each month on the third Wednesday. O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar, 1009 Village Green Crossing, Gallatin. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information

Maury Alliance Young Professionals Mixer

This casual event offer an opportunity to enjoy a drink, meet other Young Professionals and win door prizes. Bad Idea Brewing, Columbia Arts Building, 307 West 11th Street, Columbia. Free, but RSVP’s are appreciated. 5-6 p.m. Information

AUG. 18-27

Tennessee State Fair

Gates open Monday-Friday 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. and Sundays at noon. Buildings and exhibits close at 10 p.m., and rides close at midnight or 1 a.m. weekends. 845 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon. Admission: Adults: $12, Children: 6-12, $6, 5 and younger free. Information

Intro Nashville: Program Info Session

A virtual information session to hear more about the benefits and value of the Chamber’s Intro Nashville program. The multiday, immersive program will help participants establish new friendships, new ideas, new networks and new perspectives from a diverse group of people within our growing community. Zoom login information included in your registration confirmation email. 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Additional option: Thursday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. Information

AUG. 18-Sept. 18

Summer Shakespeare Festival 2022

The 34-year tradition of “Shakespeare in the Park” will return to the Yard at oneC1TY this summer. The festival runs four weeks in Nashville and one week in Franklin. Working with Kennie Playhouse Theatre, two productions by two great playwrights will be presented: August Wilson’s “Gem Of The Ocean,” directed by Chuck Smith, and “Cymbeline” by William Shakespeare, directed by Leah Lowe. This family- and dog-friendly Nashville tradition includes a nightly pre-show concert series, “Insight” scholar-led discussions, NSF apprentice company performances, food trucks and more. Information