Real Estate Investors Network. Williamson County Lunch - Rehabbers, Builders, Commercial, Mini-storage, Wholesalers, Private Lenders, Transaction Funders, Hard-Money Lenders, Bankers, Title Attorneys, Realtors, and Vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. Thursday, 11:30 a.m., First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 118, Franklin. Information:

MARCH 15-18

President Jackson’s 250th Birthday Celebration

Several events at The Hermitage to celebrate Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. Information:

-- March 15 – 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Half-price admission for birthday celebration. Events begin at 9 a.m.

-- March 16 – Jackson Education Day. Activities designed for K-12 audiences. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: $9 students or $7 Title 1, one free. Chaperone required for each 10 students. Additional adults are $16 each.

-- March 16 – An Evening with Five Presidents. History comes alive as guests mingle with Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe and Jackson. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $50

-- March 17-18 – War of 1812 Military Encampment. Interpreters, tent camp and recreation. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free with general admission.


The Seigenthaler Series Event

Washington Post media columnist and former New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan will be guest speaker. Sullivan will discuss news media accountability with Ken Paulson, president of the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center and dean of MTSU’s College of Median and Entertainment. Free, but reservations required. John Seigenthaler Center, Vanderbilt Campus, 1207 18th Ave. South, Nashville. 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. reception. Information:

MARCH 17-18

TEDxNashville 2017

TEDxNashville will take you on a fast-paced, deep dive into some of the world’s most fascinating topics. Hear talks from a Food Network celebrity chef, a TIME magazine editor, an astrophysicist, an NPR music critic, one of Harvard’s most popular professors and many other world-changing thought leaders. 6-11 p.m. Friday, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Two-day pass $67.50. Information:


Music City Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The 11th annual Music City Half Marathon, 10K and 5K takes participants along the banks of the winding Cumberland River that flows through and around downtown Nashville. Road closures begin as early as 7:30 a.m. and end as late as 11:30 a.m. along the course. Downtown closures include surrounding Nissan Stadium streets, the Woodland Street Bridge and 1st Avenue North. Information:

Middle TN Genealogical Society

Topic: Caring for and Using Photographs in Family Research with guest speaker Carol Roberts, Conservation Manager at the TN State Library & Archives. Brentwood Public Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 1 p.m. No charge. Information:

MARCH 18-19

Celtic Rhythms On Fire

This celebration of the rich and vibrant artistry of Irish dance and music will delight you. Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville. 7 p.m. – Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: Adult $20, Seniors (65+) $15, kids (3-12) $15. Information:


Cheekwood in Bloom

Experience the beauty of Cheekwood in spring. 150,000 blooming bulbs, crafts, live music, bunnies and more. 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Information:


Good Morning Gallatin

The Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the series, formerly 4th Friday Government Relations Meetings. The focus and goal of this program series is to allow the public to wake up to what’s trending by hearing about business and community issues and to get updates on new legislation at the local, county, and state levels from our elected officials. Program and speakers: State Legislative Activity Update & City of Gallatin Update from Mayor Paige Brown and the Gallatin City Council. Monthaven Room at Sumner Regional Medical Center. 7:30 a.m.


Cheatham County Democrats Reorganization Convention

The Biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new leaders will take place at the Ashland City Senior Center, 104 Ruth Drive, Ashland City. Local Democrats will elect chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and executive committee. All Democratic residents who are eligible to vote in Cheatham County are urged to attend. Noon. Information: 714-2702 or

Salon@615 Spring Season

Greg Iles, “Mississippi Blood” Main Library. 2 p.m. Free + $2.50 online fee. Advanced tickets available March 11, 8 a.m. Information: Additional opportunities:

April 9: John Oates, “Change of Seasons: A Memoir with Chris Epting” Main Library. 3 p.m. Free + $2.50 online fee. Advanced tickets available March 26, 8 a.m.

April 12: Lesley Stahl

April 13: Andrew McCarthy

April 19: David Baldacci


Women In Business

Topic: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want. Speaker, Rachel Ramsey Cruze is using her knowledge and experience growing up in Dave Ramsey household to educate and financially empower younger generations. Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $30 Williamson Inc. Business Partners, $50 Guests. Information.