TN Latin American Chamber of Commerce Member Luncheon. Esther Aguilera, president and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is today's guest speaker. In October 2012, she was recognized as one of the 50 most influential Latino leaders by 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Trevecca Nazarene University, Boone Business Bldg. Information:


MTSU First Look

MTSU Electronic Media Communication students showcase their work in video, photography and new media. Student directors, producers, animators, journalists, writers, designers and photographers will be on hand to discuss their work. 6-8:30 p.m., Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. Information:


Women’s Work Festival

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project returns to the Looby Theater May 3-19 with its seventh annual Women’s Work festival of performing and visual arts created by women. The festival cuts a broad swath across styles and genres to offer 10 completely different programs: poetry and essays; one-woman shows; new plays including a world premiere commissioned by the company; dance, music, film and a display of visual art works in the theater lobby. 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Information:


72nd Iroquois Steeplechase

World-class horse racing, fashion and fun at one of Nashville’s premier annual events. Gates open at 8 a.m. First race, 1 p.m. Information:

City of Adams Jubilee!

The Bell School turns 100, Adams incorporated 50 years, Adams mayor on the commission for 30 years. Family activities throughout the day on the Bell School grounds. 8 a.m. Information: 696-2593.


Williamson County Membership Luncheon

Gov. Bill Haslam is guest for a special membership meeting. Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd. E., Franklin. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Information:

Real Estate Investors Network seminars

New Investor Subgroup. A monthly discussion on how to get started as a real estate investor. 6-8 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2418 Music Valley Drive, Nashville. Information, registration:, 885-5454. Upcoming events include:

  • May 13: REIN General Meeting, 6:30-9 p.m., Swang Business Center, Lipscomb University, 1 University Park Dr, Nashville.
  • May 18: REIN Homes Tour. Is this really a good time to make money in real estate? Learn how several of members are answering that question. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2418 Music Valley Drive, Nashville.
  • May 20: Landlording Subgroup, for landlords and landlord wannabes. 
  • 5:30-8 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2418 Music Valley Drive, Nashville.


Chipping in for Children

The first annual Nashville Chipping in for Children tournament raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. The tournament is being held at Gaylord Springs Gold Links. 10 a.m. Information:, (866) 386-6687.


Chamber West Monthly Coffee

Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. 8-9:15 a.m. Information:, 743-3063.


Festival on the Fairway

Proceeds benefit the Rochelle Center & Progress, Inc. Foursomes will enjoy this colorful golf scramble at which every hole provides an opportunity to eat, drink and test your skills. 1:30-6 p.m., Pine Creek Golf Course, 1835 Logue Road, Mt. Juliet. Information:

Jammin’ with the General

Bring your lawn chair for a live music series on the Historic Lebanon Square. Other dates include June 20 and July 18. Information: Lebanon Wilson County Chamber, 444-5503.

MAY 16-18

Franklin Rodeo

The 64th annual Franklin Rodeo, presented by the Franklin Noon Rotary Club. The event has raised more than $2 million for area charities. Includes bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and roping. Tickets available at or at the gate. Tickets are $10-$17 for adults and $5-$10 for children 12 and younger.


Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce Spring Golf Tournament

Tournament will take place at Highland Rim with an 8 a.m. tee time. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The cost is $75 per person or $300 per team. You do not have to be a Chamber member to play. Information:, 792-6722


9th annual Tour de Nash

Hundreds of cyclists of all skill levels will join Mayor Karl Dean and celebrity starter Mike Wolfe of American Pickers on a leisurely ride along Music City’s many bike-friendly facilities. The Tour de Nash supports Walk/Bike Nashville’s mission of creating a more walkable, bikeable and livable Nashville by raising awareness of active transportation facilities throughout the city. Eight-, 30-, and 60-mile rides will be featured, with more than 1,200 riders expected. Information:

Go Johnny Go ‘Never Give Up’ 5k/10k Run/Walk

Run/Walk sponsored by Wilson County Sports Council in memory of Johnny Keel. Takes place at Sports Village Fitness, 1735 West Main Street, Lebanon. More than $3,000 in cash prizes awarded. Registration and information:,

Obamacare Explained

Brad Palmertree, interim executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, Beth Uselton, program officer, Baptist Healing Trust, and Sita Diehl, director of state policy and advocacy for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will explain the program and answer questions. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 374 Hicks Road in Bellevue. Reservations appreciated: 673-7699.

May 19-20

Music City Center Grand Opening

Grammy-winning artist and Nashville resident Sheryl Crow will headline the Music City Center grand opening and free outdoor concert on Monday, May 20. Festivities are open to the public during the two-day celebration beginning May 19. Performing with Crow will be The Time Jumpers, Vince Gill, the Fisk Jubilee Singers and Mikky Ekko. The concert is set for 6-9 p.m., followed by fireworks. A free open house will take place both Sunday and Monday.