Catholic Charities of Tennessee Annual Fundraiser. The Celebration of Mission to Service fundraising event, benefiting the work of Saint Mary Villa Child Development Center and Catholic Charities of Tennessee, is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. tonight at Hillwood Country Club. Tickets and information:


People’s Law School

A free program that provides an overview of legal issues that a typical person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the weekly, one-hour classes will be held 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Antioch High School, 1900 Hobson Pike, and on Thursdays at Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue. Dates and topics include:

  • Oct. 24: Basics of Advance Care Planning (Cohn)
  • Oct. 30: The New Health Care Law: Know the Latest Facts (Antioch)
  • Nov. 6: Basics of U.S. Immigration (Antioch)
  • Nov. 7: The New Health Care Law: Know the Latest Facts (Cohn)
  • Nov. 13: Renter’s Rights (Antioch)
  • Nov. 14: Worried You Might Lose Your Home to Foreclosure? (Cohn)

Registration, Information: 298-8050.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center and Volunteer State Community College Workshops

All sessions will be held at Volunteer State Community College, 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, in Betty Gibson Hall, Conf. Room 104. Information: 444-5503. Classes are free, but registration is required and can be done online at

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23: Getting Ready to Go to the Bank. 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24: 5 Steps to Marketing Success. 2-4:30 p.m.


Community Meeting on Proposed Sulphur Dell Ballpark

The Metro Planning Department will host an information session and community meeting on Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed Sulphur Dell baseball stadium, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Nashville Farmers’ Market.

Healthy Living and Lifestyles Expo

Presented by Vanderbilt Health, the event also serves as the only Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure packet pick-up location. 5,000-6,000 people expected. 20% of proceeds go to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. 3-6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Brentwood Baptist Connection Center 7777 Concord Road, Brentwood. Information:

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

This annual event raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races with more than 1 million people. 9 a.m., Maryland Farms. Information:


Music City Yoga Festival

1-6 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin (Building 8), 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin. Tickets: $40 (tax deductible donation to Africa Yoga Project). Information:

Oct. 27-28

10th Annual TN Economic Summit for Women

Every year women of Tennessee are invited to network, learn and discuss economic issues. Attendees are provided the opportunity to engage their peers and learn together how to succeed as a woman in today’s economic climate. Connie Lindsey, national president of the Girl Scouts of America, and Deedee Corradini, former Mayor of Salt Lake City, are the keynote speakers. Nashville Airport Marriott. Information:


Chamber North Quarterly Meeting

One is a series of quarterly meetings specifically for North Nashville businesses to discuss growth and activities, including public safety and traffic/transportation. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Second Harvest Food Bank, 331 Great Circle Road. A light breakfast and coffee will be served. Information:


Halloween On The Square & 4th Annual Neddy Jacobs Coffin Race

Join the Wilson County Chamber of Commerce for a night of trick or treating on the downtown square. Free hotdogs & drinks. Coffin race begins at 7:30 p.m. Applications for the Coffin Race are available at the Chamber office. 5-8 p.m. Information: 444-5503.


Interactive Media Meet-up

Like-minded Chamber members meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These topic-driven meetings give members the opportunity to develop connections with colleagues while learning about trends and applications in web and mobile technology. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120, Nashville. Information:, 743-3063.


The Affordable Care Act: What Businesses Need To Know

This panel discussion will set aside the politics and discuss the practical ways in which Obamacare will impact businesses across the Nashville region. Panelists include:

  • Brian Haile, Jackson Hewitt
  • Tom Lee, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Bob Levy, Paradigm Group
  • Alex Tolbert, Bernard Health

Coffee, registration and networking, 3 p.m.; Program, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free to Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce members. Non-members: $15. Nashville Public Library Auditorium, 615 Church Street, Nashville. Information:, 743-3063.