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VOL. 35 | NO. 11 | Friday, March 18, 2011

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“Visions of the South” continues through April 16 at the Belcourt Theatre. The 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. Remaining films include: Tomorrow” (March 24),” “Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (March 25, 28),” The Intruder” (March 25, 29), “Wind Across the Everglades” (March 27, 30), “Deliverance’ (March 26, 28), “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 27, 31), “Book of Numbers” (April 1, 4), “Cockfighter” (April 2, 5), “George Washington” (April 2, 3), “Stay Hungry” (April 2, 5), “Nothing But A Man” (April 3, 5), “Body And Soul” (April 6). Information: belcourt.org, 383.9140.

THROUGH March 27
‘The Odd Couple’
Cheatham County Community Theater present a female version of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.” Friday and Saturday performances, 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (65 and older). Group pricing also is available. All performances at Jean Downey Theater behind Harpeth High School, 170 E. Kingston Springs Rd., Kingston Springs. Information: 259-2001.

THURSDAY
Education 2020 Speaker Series
Panel includes Dr. Jerry Weast, superintendent of schools, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools, Ranjit Nair, St. Edward’s University; faculty of business and management, former global head of human resources – GlobalFoundries, human capital consultant and organizational storyteller; volunteer with the Austin (TX) Chamber of Commerce, Julie Hopkins, principal, Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary, Mark Marshall, vice president, Lee Hecht Harrison. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Avenue. Information: 743-3115, nashvillechamber.com

Civil War Lecture Series
David Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture. His talk is titled “Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War.” Sixth of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Music Entrepreneurship Workshop
The Lipscomb University Department of Music and the Center for Entrepreneurship present “Forge Your Own Career in Music: Music Entrepreneurship Workshop.” This one-day, free seminar will provide marketing, self-promotion and business guidelines for those hoping to make a career of music. Workshop speakers include Mark Montgomery (Entrepreneur-in-residence for Claritas Capital), Michael Drapkin (Dean of the Drapkin Institute in Austin, Texas), Michael Harrington (associate professor of music management at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey), Joe Ivey (executive director of the Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship) and Suzy Drapkin (CEO of CareerAchievers, executive director of the Drapkin Institute). 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lipscomb’s Ward Hall. Information: 966-5929, music.lipscomb.edu

Pegram Fish Fry
11 a.m., Pegram Station. Entertainment includes Buddy Jennette and Rough Country Band. Information: missydo@comcast.net

TUESDAY, MARCH 29
Institute for Sustainable Practice Breakfast
Lipscomb University’s Institute for Sustainable Practice invites local faith leaders to a breakfast and talk with the Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, president and founder of Interfaith Power and Light (IPL), at 8:30 a.m. in Lipscomb’s Shamblin Theatre. More than 10,000 congregations in 38 states, including Tennessee, have joined her campaign since 1998 to fight global warming. The public is invited but is asked to register by calling (865) 978-0289 or TnIpl@tnipl.net. Admission is free.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Greater Nashville Regional Council-sponsored event’s goal is to provide answers and support for family caregivers. Attendees will learn what support is available for family caregivers, how to partner with family members, how to ask questions of healthcare providers, how to get a loved one to stop driving and how to gather support and advice from their fellow caregivers. Radisson Hotel at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Drive. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: FearlessCaregiver.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 31
Leadership and Civility in the Digital Age
Former FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate will moderate four-part series produced by the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership and the Lipscomb University Department of Communication and Journalism. Information: 966-1786, lipscomb.edu.

  • Kick-off event: A conversation with FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, March 31, 7 p.m., Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theatre.
  • April 5: Tate will moderate a panel discussion of experts from Centerstone exploring cyberbullying, online security, privacy issues and everything a parent should know to educate, empower and protect their children on the Internet. Centerstone panelists will be joined via Skype by Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, a foundation dedicated to providing the information families need to thrive in the digital world. 7 p.m., Ezell Center
  • April 12: Carter Andrews, founder of Not Alone, a Centerstone company that provides resources and services to warriors and their families impacted by combat stress and PTSD, will join a panel of experts focusing on how technology can shape and serve our communities. 7 p.m., Ezell Center
  • April 26: Gene Policinski, senior vice president and executive director of the First Amendment Center, will discuss technology’s role in recent world events and what it means to be a good citizen online. Policinski is a veteran journalist whose career has included work in newspapers, radio, television and online operations. 7 p.m., Ezell Center

MARCH 31-APR. 2
Roads to Justice: Women of the Civil Rights Movement
A conference to celebrate and educate about the women who were part of the movement and their contributions to it. The conference at the Scarritt-Bennett Center will feature speaker Sue Thrasher and performer Billie Jean Young. Information: scarrittbennett.org, 340-7450.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3
Green Food Expo and EKO-sher Fest
Chabad of Nashville and Nashville Eco-Challenge will hold a “Green” Food Expo and the EKO-sher Fest, 1-4 p.m. at the Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Boulevard. Featuring free food samples, recipes, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors showcasing kosher and/or eco-friendly products, activities for children. No admission fee. Information: chabadnashville.com, nashvillejcc.org/ecochallenge, 646-5750.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5
Walkabout180
Walkabout180 is a half-day Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce learning event designed to bring together small business owners, entrepreneurs and HR leaders who are short on time, but want the opportunity to learn about innovative topics in a fast-paced, high-energy setting. Sessions will be designed to deliver immediate and practical tools. Three tracks (Managing Your Business, Leading Your People and Communicating Through New Media) will feature three 50-minute sessions. This program was designed to keep topics focused and concise, so participants get more return on their investment. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Lipscomb University’s Ezell Center, 3904 Belmont Blvd. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com.

THURSDAY, APR. 7
Civil War Lecture Series
Bobby Lovett, professor of history at Tennessee State University, will lecture on “Nashville and the Civil War, 1860-1866, and the Economic, Social and Political Transformations.” Seventh of an eight-part series at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall, Room 101. 4:10 p.m. Free admission. Information: 322-2575 or email history@vanderbilt.edu.

APRIL 8-9
Early Childhood Conference
Jeff Johnson, early care educator and director of Explorations Early Learning (LLC) in Iowa, will speak both days of the Nashville Area Association For The Education Of Young Children conference. Location: Tennessee State University. Information: 790-0441.

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