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VOL. 37 | NO. 2 | Friday, January 11, 2013

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute. The Rev. James Lawson, Diane Nash and Earnest “Rip” Patton, who, as leaders in the renowned Nashville Movement of the 1960s employed nonviolent resistance against discrimination that ultimately ended legal segregation in the U.S., are reuniting for a panel discussion to share their experiences and discuss the state of diversity in America today, during Waller’s “It’s Our Turn” Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute. The discussion will be moderated by John L. Seigenthaler, distinguished journalist, civil rights activist and founder of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, at the DoubleTree hotel, 11:30 a.m. today.


Deadline for Robertson County Growth and Development Plan Input

Robertson County residents are being asked to provide input on the Robertson County Growth and Development Plan via online survey at RobertsonChamber.org/Growth. Questions range from where new housing should be located to what new industries may be good additions to the local economy. The will give officials a roadmap to guide future growth and development.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Guest Speaker: Paul Clements, historian and regular columnist for the Nashville Retrospect. Paul is the author of A Past Remembered and recently published Chronicles of the Cumberland Settlements. No admission fee. Information: mtgs.org.


Real Estate Investors Network seminars. Fix This Deal: Got a deal that needs help, bring it here! Talk to seasoned pros and fellow newbies alike. 5:30-8 p.m. Classes take place at the REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville. Other classes and dates include:

  • Jan. 26 - How to Run Your Business Like a 7 Figure Business: Learn the tips and tricks that can have your business churning out profits. 9-5 p.m.
  • Feb. 4 - Rutherford County Subgroup. 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Feb. 4 - New Investor Subgroup: Learn how to get started in real estate investing 6-8 p.m.
  • Feb. 11 - General Meeting. 6-9 p.m.
  • Information, registration: REINTN.org, 885-5454.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 22

    Chamber North Quarterly Meeting

    Chamber North serves Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce members in the 37207, 37208, 37189, 37218 and 37228 zip codes, including MetroCenter, Jefferson Street/Germantown, Trinity Lane, Dickerson Road, Whites Creek, Briley Parkway and Bordeaux. Chamber North is hosting a series of quarterly meetings specifically for North Nashville businesses to discuss growth and activities, including public safety and traffic/transportation. A light breakfast and coffee will be served. 8:30 a.m., KraftCPAs PLLC, 555 Great Circle Road. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

    Thursday, Jan. 24

    YP Nashville Connect

    Networking event to help young professionals figure out where they can get connected and involved in the Nashville area. Display booths will be staffed by members of more than 25 young professional organizations that are a part of YP Nashville. 5-7 p.m., Houston Station, 434 Houston Street, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


    Wine Women & Shoes

    The national charitable event series debuts in Nashville at Grand Avenue, 1-5 p.m. The event, a fund raiser to benefit the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee, features wine tastings, live and silent auctions and a walk-around boutique Marketplace featuring local and national trendsetters. Information: YWCANashville.com.

    Zoo Run Run

    Runners and walkers will embark on a 5K course through Nashville Zoo’s 188-acre property past favorite habitats, like the African Savannah and Flamingo Lagoon, and on roads and trails not normally seen by the public. Proceeds help fund Zoo operations, from education programs for children to feeding more than 2,100 animals. Information and registration: nashvillezoo.org.