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VOL. 40 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 2, 2016

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SALON@615. Glennnon Melton in conversation with Ann Patchett, War Memorial Auditorium, 301 6th Ave. N., 6:30 p.m. $28.50 plus $5.50 ticket fee. Book: Love Warrior Information: library.nashville.org

Upcoming events/authors this month:

-- Sept. 8: Glennnon Melton in conversation with Ann Patchett, War Memorial Auditorium, 301 6th Ave. N., 6:30 p.m. $28.50 plus $5.50 ticket fee. Book: Love Warrior

-- Sept. 12: Ann Patchett, Book: Commomwealth, Montgomery Bell Academy, 6:15 p.m. Advance tickets available August 29

-- Sept. 15: Jonathan Safran Foer, Book: Here I Am. 6:15 p.m.

WEDNESAY, SEPT. 7

Chamber East Networking Coffee

Join business and community leaders in East Nashville for the Chamber East monthly networking coffee and community update. Family Wash, 626 A Main Street, Nashville. 8:15-8:30 a.m. networking, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Community Update. Information: nashvillechamber.com

Williamson Chamber Leads Exchange

A facilitated, casual networking opportunity to develop member relationships. Space is limited to 30 participants and spots fill quickly. Bring business cards, brochures and product samples to share with other participants. A member’s only event. Williamson Inc. Office, 5005 Meridian Boulevard, Suite 150, Franklin. 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. Free, registration required. Lunch provided for the 11:30 event. Information: williamsonchamber.com

THROUGH SEPT. 18

County, State Fairs

Agricultural fairs are a tradition in Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee has plenty to choose from.Remaining Middle Tennessee fairs and dates include:

-- Sept. 5-10: Dickson County, 1053 Hwy 47E, Dickson. www.dicksonfair.com

-- Sept. 9-18: Tennessee State Fair, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville.http://tnstatefair.org

SEPT. 7-11

Marine Week

More than 700 Marines will descend on Nashville and will showcase 80 events open to the public, including a parade on Broadway. In addition to the public events, the hundreds of Marines will participate in community service events during the week that include serving lunch at the Nashville Rescue Mission and a visit to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Information: usmarinesweek.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

Lebanon City Chat

Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presents City Chat featuring City Mayor Phillip Craighead and other city officials. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Chamber Office.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8

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.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

Carnton Plantation Movie Nights

The Battle of Franklin Trust’s movie nights feature family-friendly films on the east lawn at Carnton Plantation. Gates open one hour prior to the feature presentation. Arrive early to 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.

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

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

SEPT. 10-11

Art in the Park

Springfield arts and crafts festival. J. Travis Price Park, 4155 Wilks Road. Handmade jewelry, paintings, pottery, stained glass, Native American style crafts, folk art, woodworking, barn art, metal work, stone carving and more. Food, kid zone, music. Family and Pet Friendly. Fee: Free

Art Paired: Fine-Craft & Finely-Crafted Libations

An indoor art fair coupled with tastings of wine and distilled spirits. Works in glass, metal, wood, clay, fiber, plus paintings, jewelry, and more by artists from across the U.S. and right here in Middle Tennessee. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (beverage sampling begins one hour after doors open). Liberty Hall, The Factory, 230 Franklin Rd., Franklin. $10. Information: www.ArtPaired.com, www.artworks.foundation

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13

Little Chef Big Chef Fundraising Dinner

Louie’s Kids, a national nonprofit treating childhood obesity through promotion of healthier and more productive lifestyles, will be presenting Nashville’s first Little Chef Big Chef fundraising dinner, 7-10 p.m., at City House restaurant. Host chef will be City House’s chef-owner Tandy Wilson, the reigning James Beard Foundation Award Best Chef: Southeast. Guest chefs will include co-host Matt Bolus of 404 Kitchen, City House pastry chef Rebekah Turshen and Michael Martin of Whole Foods Market in Franklin. Chefs have been working with their assigned “little chef” to prepare and serve local food while emphasizing healthy cooking and quality ingredients. $100 per person, which includes dinner with drink pairings, tax and gratuity. Information: http://www.louieskids.org/

Courtyard Concerts at Downtown Library

Courtyard Concerts, free and open to all, occur Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 4. They take place in the Robinson Courtyard, located on the second floor of the Main Library, 615 Church St. Performances are informal, and seating is first-come, first-served. Guests can bring lunch and drop in at their leisure. Courtyard Concerts happen rain or shine. Information: www.library.nashville.org

-- Sept. 13: The WannaBeatles

-- Sept. 20: Songwriters Session: Marshall Chapman, Gary Nicholson, Don Henry

-- Sept. 27: Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub

-- Oct. 4: Marcela Pinilla Band

SEPT. 16-18

33rd annual Home Decorating & Remodeling Show

Discover new products, talk with experts and buy direct. Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South. Friday: Noon-9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 adults; Children 12 and younger free with adult admission; Seniors (age 62+) free on Friday; Discount admission $8 with coupon. Information: www.nashvillehomeshow.com

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

Music City Mutt Strutt

5k run/walk to support Nashville Humane Association. Centennial Park in front of the Parthenon. 8:30 a.m. Dog Day Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: nashvillehumane.org

OCT. 27-28

63rd annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development

Martin Frey, former director for Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will be the keynote speaker. Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The conference theme is “Team Tennessee: MVPs” showcasing Tennessee’s strategy in economic and rural development, entrepreneurship, workforce and more. Information: govcon.tnecd.com

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