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VOL. 36 | NO. 35 | Friday, August 31, 2012

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Live on the Green. Free concert series held in Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse launches its fourth season today with Jon Cleary, Moon Taxi and Dr. John. The six-week concert series, produced by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office, takes place Thursdays through October 11. Shows start at 5 p.m. Additional shows include:

  • Sept. 13: The Dunwells; Delta Spirit; The Wallflowers
  • Sept. 20: Roots of a Rebellion; Missing Cats Featuring John “JoJo” Hermann and Sherman Ewing; North Mississippi Allstars
  • Sept. 27: Fly Golden Eagle; The Apache Relay; Alabama Shakes
  • Oct. 4: HoneyHoney; Trampled By Turtles
  • Oct. 11: The Delta Saints; Yacht Rock Revue; Here Come the Mummies

Information: liveonthegreen.net.


Windows of Identity

Art Exhibition and Reception will be held at the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). The exhibition includes the work of 13 American and 34 Israeli artists, and was first on display in Hadera, Israel, and now is traveling to the various cities. Nashville is the first stop in the United States. A Reception for the seven Nashville artists who contributed works to the exhibition will be held 7-9 p.m. Those artists are Sharon Charney, Kaaren Hirschowitz Engel, Terry Lapidus, Jerry Klein, Leslie J. Klein, Sydney Reichman and Rhonda Polen Wernick. Information: carrie@nashvillejcc.org, 356-7170.


Interactive Media Meet-up

Like-minded Nashville Area Chamber of Chamber members meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These topic-driven meetings give members the opportunity to develop connections with colleagues while learning about trends and applications in web and mobile technology. 8:30- 9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.

Sept. 7-16

Tennessee State Fair

This year’s fair, themed “Pick Tennessee State Fair,” will once again take place at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. Information: tnstatefair.org.


Great Amazing Adventure Race

Children in grades 1-12 pair up with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor and compete in an all-around competition that pits teams against one another in a series of fun challenges resembling the show The Amazing Race. Teams compete around a one-mile cross country course that includes up to eight challenge stations. Clue cards at each station instruct the teams to complete a task (game, relay, obstacle course, etc.) before proceeding to the next challenge station. The race begins at 2 p.m. Cost is $40 per team, with a 100-team limit. The top 25 teams qualify for the national championship race and a chance to win $2,000. Information: GreatAmazingRace.com.

Big Band Bash

The Moonlighters will perform for a dance to promote hunger-relief programs at Hermitage Presbyterian Church, 421 Highland View Drive in Hermitage, 7-10 p.m. Child care provided. Reservations and Information: 883-8944.


Propel: Growing from Entrepreneur to Enterprise

Learning series designed to nurture and accelerate the growth of established, second-stage businesses by equipping CEOs and their management teams with a cohesive curriculum that covers the core areas these leaders need to know: Planning for growth, structure, systems and culture. The eight three-hour evening sessions with peer interaction begins Sept. 11 and continues on Sept. 22, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. It will be led by Dr. Jeff Cornwall, the Jack C. Massey chair of entrepreneurship for Belmont University. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3041.


Shared Interest Group: Sales/Business Development

Like-minded Nashville Area Chamber of Chamber members meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. This sales/business development shared interest group will discuss their biggest sales successes and failures. Participants will be able to learn from each other’s experiences in a relaxed setting. Conversation Starter: Cindy Houston Hazen of Sales Executives. 8:30- 9:30 a.m., Boy Scouts of America, 3414 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.