Sumner County Candidate Forum & Reception. The event offers Gallatin Chamber and community members to become more informed citizens. All Sumner County candidates have been invited. Meet and greet reception Thursday at 5 p.m., followed by a forum led and moderated by local news anchor, Scott Couch, and representatives from the Gallatin News, Hendersonville Standard, and Portland Sun. Free event, but tickets required. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverage served. 5-8 p.m. Volunteer State Community College, 1480 Nashville Pike. Information


Street Eats

A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North each Tuesday and Thursday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Business Studio: Reclaim Your Time

Nearly every small business experiences stress during times of growth and success. This workshop will focus on how to successfully create a process map that you can use as a foundation for continual improvement. Speaker: Joe Page, Page Resource Group. Participants will learn tried and true methods to improve their business including:

  • Types of process maps
  • Business process mapping for small businesses needs
  • Creating a process map that works for your business
  • Basics of process metrics and benchmarks

Center for Medical Interoperability, 8 City Blvd, Suite 203, Nashville. 2:45-5 p.m. Fee: Complimentary. Information

Nolensville Business Mixer

Network and connect at our inaugural Nolensville Business Mixer. Mill Creek Brewery, 2008 B Johnson Industrial Blvd., Nolensville. 4-6 p.m. Fee: Business Partner, $16. Guests, $20. Information

Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours

Don’t miss Clarksville’s premier networking event. Make new business connections and enjoy great food and fun. Downtown Commons, 215 Legion Street. 5-7 p.m. Information


Holocaust Violins on display at Nashville Library

The Violins of Hope are a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during The Holocaust. These instruments have survived concentration camps, pogroms and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival. The Nashville Symphony is bringing the Violins of Hope to Nashville to facilitate a citywide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression. April 9-14 the instruments will be used in concerts in Birmingham and will not be on display those dates. Open regular library hours. Information


March for Babies

March for Babies will highlight the strength of families affected by premature birth, birth defects and the loss of a child, celebrate the strides we’ve made towards accomplishing our mission and applaud the fundraising efforts of our donors. The goal is to raise $700,000. Nissan Stadium Riverfront, Nashville. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start. Information

Job & Resource Fair

Available positions include internships, seasonal and/or full-time employment. Free and open to the public. Frist Lecture Hall, Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

Earth Day Festival

Environmentally friendly vendors, educational booths, workshops and speakers, live entertainment, beer garden and green market. Citywide Spring Clean events. Free and family friendly. Centennial Park. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information


Alexandre Renoir Opening

Alexandre Renoir, great-grandson of master impressionist artist Pierre Auguste Renoir, to visit Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center and share his art and personal style. The day will be filled with activities, including art, music and refreshments, all sponsored by the Park West Foundation. The exhibition runs April 22-June 10. Approximately 40 of Renoir’s works, primarily oils on canvas, will be shown. Among those will be a painting Renoir has created specifically for the Tennessee exhibition entitled, “Moonlight and Magnolias,” which features a view of historic Monthaven, the late Victorian Greek Revival mansion built about 1860. Posters of the commemorative painting will be available for purchase. Monthaven, 1017 Antebellum Circle, Hendersonville. Information


Chamber Midtown Quarterly Meeting

Panelists include Andrew Beaird, vice president of development, Core Development, Ryan Schemmel, co-owner of Fort Houston, Colby Sledge, Metro Council member representing District 17. 7:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Fee: free for Chamber Members. Future Members, $20 to attend for Future Members after 2 complimentary visits. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Wortendyke at Must register to attend this event. Information:

Street Eats

A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North each Tuesday and Thursday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Networking Power Lunch

Extend your network all while supporting restaurants that are members of the Gallatin Area Chamber. All attendees are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Foxland Harbor Grill, 1445 Foxland Blvd. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Exclusive to members of the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce. Non-members can attend up to three times before joining. Information


Young Professionals Luncheon

Topic: Your Relationship with Stress and how to improve it. Speakers: Amanda Blanck, managing partner, Deviate; Erin Strickland and Jennifer Wilson, Chadwick’s Fitness and Performance Training. Spark, Lipscomb, Idea Center, 3252 Aspen Grove Drive, #9, Franklin. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Business Partner: $20, Guests: $30. Information

Future Greenways, Trails & Green Space Plans

Representatives from the Cities of Gallatin, Hendersonville, Portland, Sumner County Government, possible City of Westmoreland, City of White House, City of Goodlettsville and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Specific information to be shared: Where, why, when, future plans/ideas for bike trails, sidewalks, greenways and green space parks that are in the planning or conception phases. Sumner County Administrative Building, 355 N. Belvedere Drive. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Information

APRIL 25-29

St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon

Local bands perform live throughout the course, making it one of the most popular runs in Music City. There is also a two-day Health & Fitness Expo leading up to the main race, as well as a post-race concert featuring some of the top acts in country music. Road closures associated with this event. See web site for all information. Information


Williamson County Town Hall

Topic: An update from the Williamson County Legislative Delegation. Guest Panel: State Sen. Jack Johnson, State Reps. Charles Sargent, Glen Casada and Sam Whitson. Columbia State Community College Community Room, Building A, 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin. 7:15 a.m. networking, 7:30-8:30. No charge for Williamson, Inc. business partners and guests. Information

REIN Event

Where Do I Get the Money?

Part 1 of a three-part course will explore how financing works in real estate. This covers “how to fund anything” from new builds to rentals, rehabs, apartments and more. Have you ever been turned down for a loan by a bank? Tech Hill Commons, 500 Interstate Blvd., Suite 210, Nashville. 12:30-5 p.m. Fee: Individual, one class: $249. Individual, all three classes: $699. Couple, one class: $299. Couple, all three classes $799. Registration with prepayment required. Event Leader: Phillip Rykwalder. Information

Additional topics:

  • May 11: Which Properties Do I Buy?
  • June 1: Where Do I Find Deals?