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VOL. 37 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 22, 2013

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Williamson County Board of Zoning Appeals. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the main auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex. 1320 W. Main St. 615-790-5466


Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Event

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Veteran’s Plaza 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville


21st Annual Spring Art Hop

More than 20,000 eggs will be hidden throughout the gardens of Cheekwood for the 21st annual Spring Art Hop. Easter egg hunts will take place every half hour throughout the day. There also will be musical performances from Eve and Mare, Nashville Jazz Workshop and Rachel Sumner. Art and craft activities will be offered throughout the day in Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall. Face painters, balloon artists and the Easter Bunny will also be featured. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

15TH Annual Eggstravanganzoo

Egg hunting, games and animal exploration at the 15th annual Eggstravaganzoo at the Nashville Zoo. More than 40,000 plastic eggs will be distributed on the Zoo’s Festival Field for 10 scheduled hunts held throughout the day. Participants can redeem their eggs for prizes. There also will be a Zoo-wide hunt for larger, golden eggs also redeemable for prizes. Other activities include spring-themed games, bounce houses and face painting. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event is included with zoo admission or membership. Information: nashvillezoo.org.


2013 Governor’s Address

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Gov. Bill Haslam for the 2013 Governor’s Address, in which he will share insights about the state’s economy and business environment. 7:30 a.m., Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


Nashville Fashion Week

A city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent featuring local, regional and national design talent in fashion events and shows. Information: NashvilleFashionWeek.com.


Chamber East Networking Coffee

Join business and community leaders in East Nashville for the Chamber East monthly networking coffee and community update. 7:15-9 a.m., Isaac Litton Middle School, 4601 Hedgewood Drive, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Saturday, April 6

Metro@50 Citywide Birthday Party

A citywide birthday party, noon-3 p.m., at the Metro Historic Courthouse Public Square. The party is the culmination of a nine-month celebration and education campaign commemorating Metro Government’s 50th anniversary. The event will include:

  • Musical performances from historic and contemporary multi-genre artists, featuring Sam Bush, Del McCoury, the Nashville Symphony Ensemble and more

  • Exhibits on the history of Nashville during the past 50 years

  • Food from local restaurants and food trucks, as well as local beers

  • Exhibits from local shops, vendors and artisans

  • Kidsville – arts, crafts, and educational and fitness activities for children, featuring the Nashville Zoo and Nashville Children’s Theatre

  • Dogville – activities for dogs and their owners.

Information: facebook.com/MetroAt50

5th Annual Native Plant Sale

The Native Plant Sale, hosted by the Garden Club of Nashville, benefits the Howe Garden at Cheekwood. The one-day-only sale inside Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall and features more than 50 varieties of plants, including wild ginger, Virginia bluebells and celandine poppies, as well as an assortment of select native shrubs and flowering trees. 10 a.m. until all plants are sold. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Cheekwood’s regular gate admission applies.


Shared Interest Group - Sales/Business Development

Shared Interest Groups are composed of Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce members with similar interests who meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. SIGs give members the opportunity to learn, network and develop long-term, meaningful relationships in a casual setting that promotes conversation and camaraderie. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Boy Scouts of America, 3414 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


39th annual Tennessee Prayer Breakfast

The Citizens Committee will host the event at Lipscomb University. Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife Crissy are the keynote speakers. Dove award winner Nicole C. Mullen and the Nashville Choir will also be featured at the breakfast. 7-8:30 a.m., in Allen Arena. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. Tickets are $35 each or $350 for a table of 10 and may be purchased at tennesseeprayerbreakfast.org.


Chamber North Quarterly Meeting

This Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce events draws members from the 37207, 37208, 37189, 37218 and 37228 zip codes, including MetroCenter, Jefferson Street/Germantown, Trinity Lane, Dickerson Road, Whites Creek, Briley Parkway and Bordeaux. 8:30 a.m., Pearl Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, 904 26th Avenue North, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


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: Chippinginforchildrengolf.com, (866) 386-6687.

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 May 20. 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.