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VOL. 36 | NO. 41 | Friday, October 12, 2012

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Middle Tennessee Realtors Convention & Tradeshow. Realtors from throughout the Greater Nashville/Middle Tennessee region will gather at the Nashville Convention Center for the “Building a Better Future” themed event. Keynote speaker will be political and financial analyst Brian Gardner, who is featured on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News and Reuters TV. Gardner will provide insights on the housing industry in context of the possible outcomes of the upcoming presidential election. Information: gnar.org.


Free Legal Seminars at People’s Law School

This class covers “Basics of U.S. Immigration: This course provides an introduction to the terms and concepts of U.S. immigration law, ways that people immigrate to the U.S., complexities and recent developments of immigration law and how to avoid potential scams.” Individuals can register for one or several classes through Nov. 15 on a variety of topics, including:

  • Oct. 25: Consumer Bankruptcy -- Liquidating or Restructuring Debt: Learn the basics and different types of consumer bankruptcy, who is eligible, what can and cannot be accomplished through bankruptcy and tips on choosing a bankruptcy lawyer.
  • Nov. 1: Renters’ Rights: Students will learn their legal rights as a renter and how to assert them, what to look for in a lease, how to get their landlord to make repairs, how to get their security deposit back and other problems renters face.
  • Nov. 8: Paying for Nursing Home and Home Care: This class provides information about how to get TennCare/Medicaid help for home and community-based services.
  • Nov. 15: Social Security Options: Instructors will review how to apply for and obtain Social Security retirement, disability, spouse and child benefits, Medicare health insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability and old age benefits.

Registration, Information: nashville.gov/ce, FaceBook.com/NashvilleCEC, Twitter at @NashvilleCEC, 298-8050, cecinfo@nashville.gov.

Oct. 18-19

59th annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development

Mike Curb, founder and chairman of Curb Records, will keynote the Commissioner’s Luncheon at the 59th Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development. Hundreds of state and local officials, business leaders and economic developers will convene at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel event. Information: tnecdcon.com.


BarCamp Nashville

BarCamp is a technology unconference that brings together some of the best minds and representation of the hottest companies in the internet, entrepreneurial, new media and software industries. Themes and topics of discussion at each event are generated solely by those attending. Nashville has hosted a BarCamp every year since 2007. The day-long event is free at Tequila Cowboy (formerly Cadillac Ranch) on Lower Broadway. Information: barcampnashville.org/bcn12/

Real Estate Investors of Nashville

Robert Notestine talks about contract law. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., REIN Education Center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville. Information: reintn.org, 885-5454.

Free Shred Day

Richards & Richards, in cooperation with the Nashville Better Business Bureau invites everyone, individuals and small businesses alike to destroy their confidential documents securely for one day only at no cost! This is part of the Better Business Bureau’s nationwide “Secure Your ID Days.” 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1741 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville.