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VOL. 36 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 09, 2012

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Happy Birthday, President Jackson! President Andrew Jackson’s 245th birthday is celebrated at The Hermitage. A ceremony honoring the President and general will take place at 10 a.m. at Jackson’s tomb featuring Gov. Bill Haslam as keynote speaker. The ceremony will include the Tennessee Army National Guard Color Guard, music, speakers, and the laying of a wreath on General Jackson’s tomb sent by the President of the United States. Additional educational activities, living history demonstrations, and other activities will follow throughout the day. Public admission is half price on Jackson’s birthday. Information: theheremitage.com.

Politics and Religion in the Workplace

Baker Donelson’s Third Thursday Breakfast Briefing explores how how politics and religion can impact your company and what you need to know to avoid costly mistakes. The program and breakfast are complimentary, but space is limited. 211 Commerce, Suite 800. RSVP by March 12 to rsvp@bakerdonelson,com or 726-5705.

ABA Intellectual Property Roundtable

Baker Donelson shareholder and Intellectual Property Practice Group leader W. Edward Ramage as he leads a roundtable discussion on recent developments in Internet privacy and copyrights. 211 Commerce, Suite 800. The program and lunch are free, but a reservation is requested.: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com or 726-5550.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Join the law firm of Hall Booth Smith & Slover for its second annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration to benefit Hands On Nashville, Hospital Hospitality House and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Rooster’s Texas Style BBQ and Steakhouse, 123 12th Avenue North, 5-8 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer will be available with a $10 donation at the door.


Revenge of the Electric Car

Revenge of the Electric Car, directed by Chris Paine, goes behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Nashville Public Library, main auditorium, 2:30 p.m. Information: library.nashville.org.

March 19-20

GNAR New Member Orientation

Applicants for GNAR membership must attend new member orientation in the GNAR classroom within three months of application. 5-9 p.m., Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive. Information: gnar.org, 254-7516.

MARCH 22-26

Olympic Qualifying Soccer

USA vs. Cuba, El Salvador vs. Canada (March 22), USA vs. Canada, Cuba vs. El Salvador (March 24) and USA vs. El Salvador, Canada vs. Cuba (March 26). LP Field. Tickets on sale now through ussoccer.com, by phone at 800 745-3000, at Nashville area Ticketmaster outlets and at the LP Field ticket office. Group tickets are available for a minimum of 30 people. Information: visitmusiccity.com/visitors/olympicsoccer.

March 23-24

Tennessee’s Organic Growers Association Conference

Eight annual conference, held at Lakeshore Christian Church, 5434 Bell Forge Lane East, features two days of educational workshops, speakers and farm tours. Keynote speaker will be renowned urban farmer, author and photographer Michael Ableman (On Good Land, Fields of Plenty, and From the Good Earth). Information: tnorganics.org.


Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

This year’s festival, held at Public Square, will be celebrating the Centennial of the Gift of Trees, commemorating the mayor of Tokyo’s presentation of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to Washington, D.C., in 1912. At the festival, Tennessee will receive and plant 20 seedlings that are direct descendants of the original Tidal Basin trees. The Japan America Society of Tennessee is seeking corporate sponsorships for the festival this year. Information: nashvillechamber.com.

March 27-28

Sustainable Business Summit

Provides organizations with insights into growing and succeeding in an increasingly sustainable environment. The Summit also will explore business models, practices and opportunities to help organizations stay competitive, improve profitability and grow market valuation. Information: lipscomb.edu/sustainability/Sustainable-Business-Summit.

Thursday, March 29

Business After Hours

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event at the Nashville City Club, located on the 20th floor of the Fourth and Church Building in downtown Nashville. Make new business contacts while enjoying a panoramic view of the city. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com.