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VOL. 40 | NO. 30 | Friday, July 22, 2016

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BIZaroo: A festival for growing businesses. A half-day conference for small and midsized business owners, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. Thursday, 12:30-1 p.m. registration, 1-5 p.m. BIZaroo, 5-6 p.m. After-party. Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, 401 21st Avenue South. Fees: $50 Chamber Members, $50 Future members. Registration and Information on full agenda: nashvillechamber.com


Street Food Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North ever Thursday through October. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Business Before Hours

Special edition of Business before Hours as Doubletree by Hilton presents: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. $5 for members and $15 for future members. DoubleTree Hotel, 1850 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro. 7:30-9 a.m. Information: rutherfordchamber.org

TriStar StoneCrest Women’s Show

Join TriStar StoneCrest its 6th annual Women’s Show. Invite a friend and unite with other women to learn about health, beauty and wellness while enjoying music, food, fashion and FUN! Registration is required for this Free Event by calling 342-1919 or http://tristarstonecrest.com/WomensShow. Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts & Wine Catered by local restaurants Beauty & Wellness Services Clothing, Jewelry & more! Live Fashion & Health Demonstrations Free Health & Wellness Screenings Door Prizes & Giveaways. 5-7:30 p.m. 200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna.

Real Estate Investors Network

Notes Focus Group. Investors meet to discuss investing in real estate-backed notes. The goal is to help each other stay motivated, analyze deals, and discuss strategies. First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin. Information: www.reintn.org. Additional July opportunity:

-- July 28: Real Estate Mastermind Book Club. The first half of the class time will be used to review a book, and the second half will be a discussion on goals and ambitions. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.


Public Affairs Roundtable

Williamson County Administrative Complex Auditorium, 1320 West Main Street. 7:15 a.m. Networking. 7:30-8:30 a.m. program/taping begins. Fees: no charge for Chamber Members and Guest. Open to the general public. Public Affairs Roundtable is a monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Representative are given a platform to discuss the issues in greater depth with their constituents.

Tennessee-France/USA Trade Presentation and Networking Event

Eric Kruger, economist and cross-cultural consultant, will discuss French and U.S. trade. This will be followed by a networking opportunity. Snacks and drinks available. 4025 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Parking available in garage behind California Pizza Kitchen.

Frist Fridays: The Revelers and Halfbrass

Now in its 14th year, this series takes place on the final Friday of June, July and August. Enjoy an evening of live music, light snacks and beverages as well as the exhibits on view in the Frist Center’s galleries. The opening night of “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise,” an exhibit of the renowned New Orleans-based arts and craft venture, will be celebrated with the sounds of the Revelers and Halfbrass. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Frist Fridays take place rain or shine. Frist Center for the Visual Arts – 919 Broadway, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fees: Frist members: free, non-members: $12


Robertson County Mayor Bradley’s Back to School Bash

For all Robertson County students. Springfield Middle School, 9 a.m.-noon. Well child checkups/sports physicals offered. Call Pro Health to schedule your appointment, 591-4750. Information: robertsonchamber.com

Free Workshop on Tennessee’s Folk Traditions

From hog killings to sorghum making to wash days to building railroads and banjos, the old ways of life in our communities have been passed down from generation to generation. Fortunately, these traditions of the past are not lost. The Tennessee State Library & Archives holds a vast collection of material about them. Carol Roberts, conservation manager at the Library & Archives, will discuss these homespun traditions during the next event in our free lecture series. Her talk, titled “Preserving Tennessee Folkways: Highlights of the Folklife Collections of the Tennessee State Library & Archives,” will be held in the Library & Archives auditorium. 9:30-11 a.m., 403 Seventh Avenue North. Free parking. To register: http://tennesseefolklife.eventbrite.com.


Carnton Plantation Hosts Annual Sunset Concert Series

The Battle of Franklin Trust’s annual Sunset Concert Series, a family-friendly, summer tradition providing monthly outdoor concerts on the east lawn of Carnton Plantation. Gates open at 5 p.m. and concerts are 6-8 p.m. Attendees can bring a picnic and enjoy the music. Information: www.boft.org. Lineup:

-- Sunday, July 31: Resurrection: A Journey Tribute

-- Sunday, August 28: Chris Weaver Band (Motown/Country)


Wilson County Chamber Presents City Chat

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to chat with Mayor Craighead and other city dignitaries, to have your questions answered, or to discuss city “happenings!” 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Chamber office. 149 Public Square. Information: 444-5503


Robertson Summer Concert Series

J. Travis Price Park, 4155 Wilkes Road, Springfield. 6:30 p.m. Fee: Free. Bring a chair and enjoy different musical genre.

-- August 4:The Valentines

-- August 11: Red Light 11

-- August 18: Howard Decker Country Hoedown

-- August 25: Highland Jazz Machine

-- September: 1 70’s – 80’s Rock Buzzy and Friends


Open Meeting with State Rep. Pody

State Representative Mark Pody hosts an open meeting every first Friday of the month from 8-10 a.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office. The public is invited to come and meet Rep. Pody, discuss pertinent issues, and ask questions. No appointments are necessary. Information 390-2444 Location Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square

Carnton Plantation Movie Night

The Battle of Franklin Trust has announced the dates for a movie night series, featuring family-friendly films on the east lawn at Carnton Plantation. Gates open one hour prior to the feature presentation. Guests are invited to arrive early to set up chairs, blankets and picnic on the east lawn before the movie begins at sunset. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted and additional food and drinks will be available for purchase, including food trucks and beer vendors. Pets, tents and grills are not permitted. Fees: $5 for ages 5 and up. Free parking on site. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Carnton Plantation or The Carter House, as well as online at www.boft.org. Tickets are non-refundable. In case of weather, all efforts will be made to reschedule the film.

-- Aug. 5: Night at the Museum, 7:30 p.m.

-- Sept. 9: Sahara, 7 p.m.

-- Oct. 7: Field of Dreams, 6:30 p.m.

Main Street Friday Night

C.J. Vaughan and Highway 58 will perform. Food vendors and more. Bring a lawn chair. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Public Square, Murfreesboro. Information: http://www.downtownmurfreesboro.com


Music City Hot Wing Festival

Cumberland Park will host the largest hot wing festival in the South, Noon-8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Bootstraps Foundation, which offers college scholarships for youth in Middle Tennessee who persevere in the face of adversity. Hot wing and grilling enthusiasts will showcase their skills for a shot at bragging rights and a $2,500 cash prize for first place and $750 cash prize for the People’s Choice Award. The competition will be judged by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS)-certified judges. The festival will also honor one competitor with the inaugural “Green Team Award,” to support our efforts to build a more sustainable festival experience. The winner will take home a $500 cash prize. Fees: Advance tickets are $15 for general admission festival and concert access and $40 for an “All the Wings” ticket that provides unlimited wings. $150 Wing Pass for unlimited samples, complimentary beers, VIP + stage access, private restroom. Information: musiccityhotwingfestival.com

Undy Run & Walk for Colon Cancer

Shelby Park Riverview Picnic Shelter off of Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville. 7 a.m. race packet pickup and on-site registration. 8 a.m. professionally timed 5k, 8:10 a.m. 1-mile fun run/walk. Fees: 5K Adult (14 and older) - $35 Advance/ $40 Race Day,5K Youth (6-13) - $30 Advance / $35 Race Day,1 Mile fun run (all ages, Children 5 and younger are free) - $30 Advance / $35 Race Day. Information: http://supportccalliance.org

Musicians Corner

Free music series in its seventh year. Events feature multi-genre artist performances on the SunTrust Main Stage and Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage, Mix 92.9 Kidsville activities, several of Nashville’s best food trucks, Dogville activities, local artisans, featured charity partners, and the Musicians Corner Pub. Noon-5 p.m., corner of West End Avenue and 27th Avenue. This week’s lineup: Blind Boys of Alabama, AJ Ghent Band and Matt Brown on the Suntrust Main Stage. Bentley Caldwell and Handsome & Gretyl on the Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage. Information: www.musicianscornernashville.com

-- Aug. 13: Lera Lynn, John McLaughlin, The Sisterhood, The Daybreaks, Megan Davies, Ashlee K. Thomas

-- Aug. 20: Holly Williams, Tony Lucca, Christian Lopez Band, Mocha, J. Whaley, Brandy Zdan

-- Aug. 27: Ruby Amanfu, Robbie Fulks, The Bundys, Carey Ott


Gallatin Free Concert

3rd Thursday on Main. 6:30-9 p.m. Gallatin’s Downtown Historic Square. The Michael Vance Trio Downtown merchants, restaurant’s and bars will be open late. Bring a lawn chairs. Information:gallatintn.org

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