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VOL. 36 | NO. 13 | Friday, March 30, 2012

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Entrepreneurship Week at Lipscomb University. Lipscomb University’s Center for Entrepreneurship celebrates Entrepreneurship 2012 with four days of activities through today promoting the entrepreneurial spirit among all students and the community. Key events include an address by Robert A. “Bobby” Frist Jr., president and CEO of HealthStream, and a pitch competition on Monday and Wednesday. Information: lipscomb.edu, 966-1786.

THURSDAY, April 5

Sales Success Secrets: Immediate Results Workshop

Dave Brown, professional sales trainer & record-breaking sales person at Southwestern Consulting, will share with us his secrets for sales success in prospecting, qualifying and closing sales. Tickets & Information: salesresults-eorg.eventbrite.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Spring Art Hop

Cheekwood’s 20th annual Spring Art Hop. More than 20,000 candy-filled eggs will be hidden throughout the gardens for egg hunts every half hour, as well as arts and crafts, musicians, live entertainment and more! Information: cheekwood.org.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

Art: Up Close & Personal

Chery Cratty, pulp painter from Smithville, will outline her adventure into her pioneering technique of painting with pigmented cellulose pulp at the free educational program of the Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC). 6-7:30 p.m., Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Avenue. Information: artscouncilwc.org, 428-3845.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

Williamson Co. Community Band Concert

The Williamson County Community Band will kick off its 12th season with a 7:30 p.m. concert at the historic Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street. Tickets are available at the Franklin Theatre box office or at franklintheatre.com. For this event, cabaret seating is $20, balcony seating is $15 and classic seating is $10. All proceeds from the performance will benefit the band, an all-volunteer group under the direction of Ken Krause. Information: wcparksandrec.com, 790-5719, ext. 10.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

Nashville Business Breakfast

Mike Munchak, head coach of the Tennessee Titans, will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast, 7 a.m. in Allen Arena. Cost of the breakfast is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Registration is available online at leadership.lipscomb.edu or by calling 615.966.6609.

Doing Business in Brazil

At this breakfast, Ambassador Rubens Barbosa will discuss the opportunities presented by Brazil’s economic growth and provide insights on doing business in Brazil. 8-10 a.m. AT&T Auditorium, 333 Commerce Street. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.

Chamber Member Orientation

Learn about Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. You’ll also learn how your business plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 211 Commerce St. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

Highballs & Hydrangeas

Cheekwood will host the award-winning Highballs & Hydrangeas FEATURING gardens, music and cocktails. 7-10 p.m. in Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall. It will be an indoor/outdoor, rain or shine event. Featured music will be the Wooten Brothers. Hors d’oeuvres featuring Nashville Originals’ member restaurants: Noshville, tayst, Pucketts, Cha Chah, Suzy Wong’s, PM, McCabe Pub, Tin Angel, Crow’s Nest, Sunset Grill, Midtown Café, Cabana, Nero’s Grill, Yellow Porch and Wild Iris. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Information: highballsandhydrangeas.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Health Fair

Christ the King Church will be holding a community-wide health fair, sponsored by St. Thomas Health, noon-4:30 p.m. On-site screenings will be available to all who attend and will include hearing testing, B/P screening, low vision screening, blood sugar testing, and BMI testing. Additionally, there will be chair massages, advance directive information and fire safety. 3001 Belmont Blvd. Information: dee.stoffer@ctk.org.

Middle Tennessee Z Club Car Show

Nissan North America, Inc. and the Middle Tennessee Z Club are hosting the ZATTACK 2012 PEOPLE’S CHOICE Z CAR SHOW & OPEN CRUISE-IN, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Nissan Americas Building at 1 Nissan Way off Carothers Parkway in Franklin. Nissan will host an open house for employees and the public and a free cruise-in to exhibit their cars open to any make or model. Nissan will also exhibit new models, prototypes, show cars and Nissan Heritage Collection vehicles based on availability. Awards will be given in all classes, as well as Best in Show and other awards based on People’s Choice voting. Information: middletennesseezclub.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

13th Annual Red Shoe Party

This event benefits CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate ) of Nashville and helps raise nearly 20 percent of the organization’s budget. The event will include live music, dinner, drinks, a silent auction and the annual Red Shoe Contest. Information: casa-nashville.org, 425-2383.

Nashville Earth Day Festival 2012

The 11th annual Nashville Earth Day Festival will celebrate “Living Green and Healthy” while encouraging the community to take another step toward Mayor Karl Dean’s goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast. The event is free and open to all ages. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Centennial Park. Information: nashvilleearthday.org.

APRIL 21-22

8th annual Temple Arts Festival

Fifty master artists and craftsmen from 19 states and the U.K. -- half first-time TAF participants -- will offer works of glass, wood & metal sculpture, painting, photography, fiber, and jewelry in this juried show. Values for art and jewelry range from $50 to investment. Information: TempleArtsFestival.com, 352.7620.

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

GNAR New Member Orientation

Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For GNAR applicants only. Applicants for GNAR membership must attend new member orientation in the GNAR classroom within three months of application. Information, gnar.org, 254-7516.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Go Red For Women Luncheon

Leigh Anne Tuohy, inspiration for the book and movie The Blind Side, will be the keynote speaker at the Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The luncheon is expected to draw more than 400 community and business leaders to raise awareness for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Information and tickets: heart.org/nashvillegored.

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