Tennessee Center for Family Business. Launch event with guest speaker, Clifton Lambreth, former Auto executive, motivational speaker, author and consultant. Nashville Entrepreneur Center, 411 Peabody, Thursday, 7:15–9 a.m. Light breakfast served. Information and to register: TNCFBlaunch.eventbrite.com


Street Truck Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North! This event takes place every Thursday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


First Friday: Your Small Business Resource

Topic: Company Culture and How it Impacts Your Workforce. Jeff Haithcoat of Vaco will lead a discussion of structuring company culture. 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. E|Spaces, 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin. Fee: Free for Williamson Inc. Business Partners and guests. Information: williamsonchamber.com

First Friday Art Scene

A free monthly art crawl that takes participants through downtown Franklin’s historic buildings, and celebrates Williamson County’s unique artistic talent. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Information: http://visitfranklin.com/events/first-friday-art-scene

MAY 5-7

Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair

An 18th century Colonial fair representing the time period of 1750-1790. Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park, 2901 Castalian Springs. Fee: Adults: $5, Children: $3, ages thru 4, free. Information: www.bledsoefair.com


Strawberry Jubilee

We’re kicking-off our 2017 peak growing season with Strawberry Jubilee at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This is the Nashville-area’s premiere opportunity to taste the sweetest, locally-grown Tennessee strawberries of the season, and to take home every quantity from pints to full flats for freezing, canning, ice cream-making, and, of course, plenty of snacking. Strawberry Jubilee at the Nashville Farmers’ Market will feature a free strawberry tasting table, live music, food trucks, local farmers, and lots of fun for the entire family. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

First Saturday Art Crawl

Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings ever month. 6-9 p.m. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Enjoy live music on the performance platforms along 5th Avenue North. Two Gray Line Art Crawl Trolleys will provide complimentary shuttle service along the route from 6-10 p.m. Road closures associated with this event. Participating galleries and more information: www.nashvilledowntown.com


Gallatin Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon

Guest speaker: Candice McQueen, Education Commissioner for the State of Tennessee. First United Methodist Church, 149 Main Street, Gallatin. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $18 for Chamber members if made by noon the previous Friday. $20 after deadline. Non-members, $25. Reservations are required. Information: 452-4000

Salon@615 Spring Season

David Grann will discuss his new book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike. No tickets required. 6:30 p.m. Information: http://nashvillepubliclibrary.org/salonat615.


Gallatin Chamber Networking Power Lunch

Lunch and casual networking each Tuesday at various restaurants in the area. Awedaddy’s Bar & Grill, 727 Marina Private Road, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 452-4000

Cheatham County Democratic Party Meeting

Cheatham County Democratic party hosts guest speaker former Nashville Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean. The Senior Center at Ashland City, 104 Ruth Drive, Ashland City. 6-8 p.m.


Member Orientation Nashville Chamber

Joining the Chamber was an important step for your business. Now, how do you make the most of your investment? Join us for Member Orientation and learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. You’ll also learn how your business plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch provided. Fee: free to new members. Must register by May 5. Information: nashvillechamber.com


Elder Law Expo and Workshop

Free educational workshops for the community specifically designed for health care professionals working with seniors, family caregivers caring for seniors and anyone who would like to learn more about healthcare and the law pertaining to the needs of seniors. Registration required. Topics include:

-- “What on Earth is Elder Law?” Jake Mason, Atty., Heritage Law Group, 10 a.m.

-- “Dementia, Aging & Memory Loss”, Megan Mason, MD, St. Thomas Medical Partners, 11 a.m.

-- “Physiological Changes in Older Adults and the Role of Exercise/Physical Activity in Prevention of Falls and Physical Decline”, Todd Jenkins, Exercise Physiologist, Tristar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, 1 p.m.

-- “Healthcare and the Law”, Deborah R. Farringer, Assistant Professor of Law, Belmont University College of Law, 2 p.m.

Volunteer State Community College, Humanities Building, 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin. Complimentary Lunch. Register and learn more: www.heritagelawtn.com

MAY 12-JUNE 11

China Lights

Chinese Lantern Festival at the Fairgrounds, Nashville. The festival will feature large-scale Chinese lanterns as well as activities, food and entertainment from the Chinese culture. Tuesday-Sunday, 5:30-10 p.m. Fee: Adults, $15, Children, $10. Under 5 free. 500 Wedgewood Avenue. Information: www.chinalighsnashvilletn.com


Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

Come network with Chamber members in your area over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Special guest, Lori Becker, editor in chief of the Nashville Business Journal. Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville. 8-9:15 a.m. Free event but registration is required. Information: nashvillechamber.com


Night Market

Night market at Nashville Farmers Market features shopping with local makers, activities for families, live music, seasonal adult beverages and food options from restaurants and food trucks. 5-8 p.m. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.