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VOL. 39 | NO. 14 | Friday, April 3, 2015

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Nashville Fashion Week. The week will kick off with the Nashville Designer Showcase at Acme Feed & Seed. Proceeds from all Nashville Fashion Week events benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, an endowed fund established to support the next generation of fashion industry professionals with ties to Middle Tennessee. All-access passes are available at $300. Individual tickets are available in a range of prices. All tickets can be purchased at nashvillefashionweek.com. Schedule:

  • Thursday: Nashville Shops Day. Shop In-store events at boutiques throughout the city
  • Thursday: Design + Fashion at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams featuring Herb Williams, curator at The Rymer Gallery, “Call of Couture” sculpture series. 6-8 p.m.
  • Friday: Fall/Winter 2015 Ready-to-Wear runway show at Musica. 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: Fashion and Technology Industry Panels at City Winery; Nashville Fashion Forward Gala at The Rosewall; Closing-night party at The Citizen.

Thursday, April 9

Clarksville-Nashville Regional Transit Open Houses

The Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) recently kicked off the Northwest Corridor Transit Study to evaluate transit options between Clarksville and Nashville. One of the key components of the project is input from those who live, work and travel along this corridor. A series of Open House style public meetings are scheduled:

  • April 9: Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce, 25 Jefferson Street, 5-7 p.m.
  • April 13, Northwest Family YMCA, 3700 Ashland City Hwy, Nashville, 5-7 p.m.
  • April 16, Cheatham County Courthouse, 100 Public Square, Ashland City, 5-7 p.m.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Classes

As the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, Davidson County Historian Dr. Carole Bucy is offering a series of classes for the public in which she will provide an in-depth look at the experiences of Nashvillians and the residents of Davidson County during the decade from 1860 to 1870.

  • April 9: Secession and the Call to War
  • April 16: The Union Occupation of the City
  • April 23: Living and Working in Occupied Nashville & Beyond
  • April 30: The Meaning of the End of the War for Nashville

Classes will be held at the Fort Negley Visitors Center, 10:30 a.m.-noon. The $25 fee for this series is tax-deductible with all proceeds going to benefit the Encyclopedia of Nashville & Davidson County project. Information: 615-862-7970615-862-7970.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

4th Annual Sumner Bluegrass Jamboree

Volunteer State Community College, the event features contests and performances. Categories include mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo, dobro and bluegrass band. Registration at the event in the morning or in advance. Free Admission. Wemyss Auditorium, Caudill Hall, 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin. Information: www.volstate.edu

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

Downtown Home Tour

This year’s self-guided tour showcases living spaces within older, historic and rehabbed residential buildings. An opportunity look at private residences, live/work units, rental units and for sale properties within the city’s downtown core. 1-6 p.m. Tickets $10. Tour begins at the Downtown Partnership office, 150 4th Avenue North, G-150. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com/live/live-it-up-downtown-home-tour

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

East Nashville Hope Exchange Wine Tasting

The 13th annual East Nashville Hope Exchange Wine Tasting and Silent auction features wines from around the world, music and food. The event benefits a literacy program for at-risk children in East Nashville. The silent auction will include a three-night stay at a historic Savannah, Georgia, townhouse, a week in a Destin condo, tickets to local attractions, sports memorabilia, gift certificates to various local eateries and boutiques, and more. The event will be held St. Ann’s Episcopal Church at 419 Woodland St., 6-9 p.m. Tickets and information: www.enhopeexchange.org/2015.html.

Highballs & Hydrangeas

Cheekwood’s award-winning event features gardens, music and cocktails. 7-10 p.m. in Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall. It will be an indoor/outdoor, rain or shine event. Musician Annie Sellick will perform. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Information: www.highballsandhydrangeas.com.

April 16-17

TSU Data Sciences Workshop

The event is expected to bring together more than 100 data science researchers from over 20 universities and institutions in the United States and China. The two-day workshop on the theme, “High Dimensional Data Analysis,” is expected to bring experts from national institutions such as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Memphis, Tuskegee University, the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Vanderbilt University, and China’s Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. Speakers and participants are also expected from Middle Tennessee State University, Jacksonville University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Information: www.tnstate.edu/computer_science/datascience/index.aspx

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

NashvilleNext Draft Plan Review Session

The first review session for the NashvilleNext draft plan is scheduled for 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Tennessee State University’s downtown Avon Williams Campus, 330 10th Avenue North. The draft is currently available online (www.nashville.gov/Government/NashvilleNext.aspx) for review and comment. More than 17,000 participants have been involved with NashvilleNext, and this draft plan is a result of three years of planning, public meetings and presentations.

Herb Society of Nashville Annual Sale

The Annual Herb Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds’ Sports Arena Building. It is open to the public, and admission is free. The sale features rare varieties of annual and perennial herbs, plants for companion planting. Credit cards will be accepted. Information: www.herbsocietynashville.org or 931-224-8947931-224-8947.

April 16-25

Nashville Film Festival

The Nashville Film Festival, presented by Nissan, features more than 280 films, including 32 feature films directed or co-directed by women. All films will be shown at Regal Green Hills Cinema. Information: https://nashvillefilmfestival.org/schedule

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