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VOL. 36 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 07, 2012

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Free Legal Seminars at People’s Law School. This week’s class covers “Basics of Advance Care Planning.” Individuals can register for one or several classes through Nov. 15 on a variety of topics. Registration, Information: nashville.gov/ce, FaceBook.com/NashvilleCEC, Twitter at @NashvilleCEC, 298-8050, cecinfo@nashville.gov.

  • Sept. 20: What to Do If You Owe Money or Returns to the IRS: Instructors will focus on questions and problems associated with taxes and the IRS.

  • Oct. 4: Health Care Reform: Learn the facts about the new Affordable Care Act, what the law can do to help you afford health insurance, how the reform affects Medicare and ways the law can help individuals get affordable insurance and more.
  • Oct. 11: Debt Collection: Participants will learn what to do when debt collectors are harassing them or if they’re sued on a debt.
  • Oct. 18: 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.
  • 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. 


Live on the Green

Free concert series held in Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse launches its fourth season 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. 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.


Full Tilt: Untitled Nashville Fall Art Show

A wide variety of artists are participating, and most of the works are for sale. Untitled’s uncensored and unjuried exhibits typically feature between 60 and 125 artists from around Middle Tennessee. 6-10 p.m., Corsair Artisan Distillery, 1200 Clinton Street, Marathon Village. Free and open to the public. Information: untitlednashville.org.


13th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference

A gathering of thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world. Bonnie Raitt and National Public Radio’s Ann Powers will deliver the keynote artist interview on Wednesday. Other artists will be participating in the conference in both creative workshops and marketing discussions. Noted author Robert Gordon will interview Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Booker T. Jones. Richard Thompson and Tift Merritt also will be featured in Songwriter Sessions at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Live music will kick off at the 11th Annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony on Wednesday at the Ryman Auditorium with Raitt, Jones and Thompson among the performers. Information: americanamusic.org.


Day of Chinese Arts & Culture

The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville (CAAN) is bringing its Dragon Tales Dance Theater to The Renaissance Center in Dickson, as well as offering an entire day of Chinese Arts and Culture Workshops. The programs are designed for all ages and levels, as well as whole families to enjoy. The workshops include art, dance, martial arts, paper folding, calligraphy, drumming, ancient Chinese exercise, mask making, yo-yo arts and dumpling making. Performance of Dragon Tales begins at 7 p.m. Information: 740-5600, rcenter.org.

Buchanan Log House Folk Festival

Quilting, weaving, spinning, country dancing, dulcimers, stitching, candle making, basket weaving, blacksmithing, soap making, wood carving, leather works and 19th Alabama Civilians Corps fall encampment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2910 Elm Hill Pike. Information: www.Buchananloghouse.com.

Southeast Conference on Conflict Management

The Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) at Lipscomb University will host the annual Southeast Conference on Conflict Management, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Ezell Center. This interdisciplinary conference is open to anyone interested in dealing better with conflict, from professional mediators and attorneys to counselors, teachers, health care workers, businesspeople or public servants. Registration: $199 for general admission, $150 for nonprofit and government employees and $99 for students. Information: lipscomb.edu/icm/CCM-Registration, 966-2502.

Father Ryan alumni Elliston luncheon

Father Ryan will host its third annual Elliston Luncheon during Homecoming Weekend to salute all Irish alumni. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Father Ryan Dining Hall. The Elliston Luncheon was created as a gathering for alumni to visit with classmates, to get updates on campus activities and plans and to hear from current students on the Father Ryan experience. Tickets for the event are $20 or $160 for a table of 8. Information, reservations: fatherryan.org/homecoming.


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.

SEPT. 16-17

Stir The Pot

Nashville-based chefs Tyler Brown and Tandy Wilson host a two-night benefit for the Southern Foodways Alliance. Brown is the executive chef of the Capitol Grille at Nashville’s Hermitage Hotel. At City House, opened in 2007, Wilson interprets the flavors of Italy. Guest chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal and Son of a Gun in Los Angeles also will participate.

Sunday: Dinner at Capitol Grille features a five-course dinner with wine pairings ($150). Information and ticket purchase: stpnashville.ticketleap.com/stir-the-pot-with-jon-shook-and-vinny-dotolo

Monday: Potluck at Corsair Taproom (1200 Clinton Street #110). Brown and Wilson will supply a main course, and guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share ($35 ticket includes food and a couple of drinks). Information and ticket purchase: stpnashville.ticketleap.com/corsair-potluck


Battle of Franklin Trust Lecture

Presentation at the Fleming Center at Historic Carnton Plantation in Franklin will largely focus on the Emancipation Proclaim and how it, along with the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution, forever changed American society. Eric A. Jacobson, COO and historian for the Trust, along with Thomas Flagel, historian and award-winning author, will participate in the lecture. 6 p.m. Information: 794-0903, joanna@battleoffranklintrust.org.


Art Council of Williamson County Brown Bag Lunch

Julie Horn of the Tennessee Arts Commission will talk about writing grants and receiving funds from several Tennessee-sponsored programs. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Williamson County Main Library in Franklin.


21st annual Hands On Nashville Day

The event is Nashville’s largest annual day of service to public schools and is presented in partnership with Grainger. Hands On Nashville and more than 1,200 volunteers will participate in improvement projects such as painting and landscaping across the city at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and all volunteers will receive an event T-shirt. This event is also Hands On Nashville’s largest annual fundraiser. A $25 tax-deductible donation per participant is suggested. These donations allow Hands On Nashville to connect record numbers of volunteers to critical needs facing our community, from hunger and homelessness to literacy and animal welfare. CMT One Country Celebration after-party will follow (noon-2 p.m.) at Limelight (201 Woodland Street). Lunch, entertainment and prizes will be provided. Information: hon.org, 298-1108.