Battle of Franklin – Little Known Facts. Lunch and Learn at Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deaderick Street. Thursday, 12:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Museum Curator Richard White presents “Five Things You Probably Don’t Know about the Battles of Franklin, But Should.” Bring your lunch to the museum and enjoy an interesting talk while you eat.


Veteran’s Day Picnic

All Sumner County veterans, first responders and their families are invited. Sumner County Veterans Park, 355 North Belvedere Drive, Gallatin. A presentation at 3 p.m. will honor all Vietnam Veterans present. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free Event


Project 615 to host Nashvember festival benefitting local homeless

Nashvember Festival will host more than 60 local business and food vendors with vibrant local musicians to help give a hand up to local homeless. Funds raised will go to support Room in the Inn, a nonprofit dedicated to rehabilitating the city’s homeless. Track One, 1211 4th Avenue South, Nashville. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Family-friendly, but no pets. Information:

Gallatin Rotary Club Christmas For Kids Auction, Dinner

This events helps raise funds to shop for more than 150 children and send their families home with a basket of food during the holidays. St. John Vianney Church, 449 North Water Ave., Gallatin. 5-8 p.m. Information:

NOV. 12-13

Art for Inspiration Fine Art Show and Sale

Free event with live music and original art. More than 30 artists will showcase their work. St. Matthews Church and School, 535 Sneed Road, West, Franklin. Saturday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information:

NOV. 11-13

Christmas Village

Christmas Village is Nashville’s oldest consumer show with more than 260 merchants. Nashville Fair Grounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Tickets are $10 at the door or online and $8 in advance at select SunTrust Bank locations and the Vanderbilt Concierge. Return tickets are available for $5 at the door and must be purchased before you leave on your first day at Christmas Village. Children age 9 and under are free. Nashville Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville. No pets allowed. Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m.

Southern Heritage Veterans Day Festival

Re-enactors and living historians from the Native American though modern times. Activities for all ages and interests. Historic Elm Springs, 740 Mooresville Pike, Columbia. Noon-5 p.m. each day. Fee: $5 per person includes festival and tour of the mansion. Information:


Franklin Civil War Round Table

Col. Tom McKenney will speak on “Jack Hinson’s One Man War.” The event is free to the public. The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge, and meets each month at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. 3 p.m. Information:

Setting the Stage for Success – Education Career Fair

The American Association for Employment Education mission is to connect professionals that prepare teachers with those that hire them. Our career fair will include regional and national employers recruiting teachers from the Nashville area for their respective school systems. Free Workshops. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown, 315 4th Avenue North, Nashville 37219. 1-4 p.m. Information:


Gallatin Chamber Of Commerce Membership Luncheon

The monthly membership luncheon will feature speakers from Local non-profit organizations. Epic Event Center, 394 W Main St, Gallatin. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Chamber Members: $18 for reservations made by Friday deadline. $20 after deadline or without reservations. Non-chamber member: $25

Franktalks: Three Things to Know for 2017

Franklin Mayor Ken Moore, David Logan of the Williamson County Association of Realtors, Matt Largen of Williamson, Inc. and Andy Marshall of Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant will talk entertainment & tourism, real estate, local government and business. Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave. 9 a.m. coffee social; program 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Free Event. RSVP & Information:

Real Estate Investors Network

Main Event dinner with Mike Butler, author of The Power of Zero. 5:30 p.m., FiftyForward Center - Patricia A. Hart Building, 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville. Information: Additional November opportunities:

-- Saturday, Nov. 19: All-Day Workshop with Chris McClatchey and his The Exclusive Real Estate Millionaire System. 9 a.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200, Nashville.



Marissa Meyer discusses her new book, Heartless. Main Library, 615 Church St. 6:15 p.m. Information: Additional events/authors include:

-- Dec. 4: Michael Chabon, Book: Moonglow

-- Dec. 13: Robbie Robertson (guitarist for The Band), Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, 6:15 p.m., $35.50 includes signed copy of book. This is a paid, ticketed event. Seating is limited, and advanced ticket purchasing is advised.

-- January 19: Zadie Smith, Book: Swing Time, Belmont University, McAfee Concert Hall. 6:30 p.m. A paid ticketed event. Fee: $31.50 – includes copy of book.

I-65 Multimodal Corridor Study Meeting

Come to discuss current issues on the I-65 corridor regarding safety, congestion, maintenance, freight and transit availability. Hosted by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Williamson County Public Library Meeting Room, 1314 Columbia Ave. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Information: I-65 Corridor Study public survey:


Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

Come network with Chamber members in your area over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. 8-9:15 a.m. This is a free event, but registration is required. Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information:


Williamson County 2016 Annual Celebration

President and CEO Matt Largen will provide a “State of the Chamber” report on the year’s accomplishments and preview what’s to come in 2017, followed by a keynote address by journalist and USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. The Barn at Sycamore Farms, 4866 Murfreesboro Road, Arrington. 5:30-8 p.m. Chamber Member: $85, Guest: $100, Table Sponsor: $1,500 (table of 8 with company signage), event sponsor: $2,500. Information:

2016 Next Awards

The Next Awards recognize the entrepreneurs whose creativity and risk-taking attitude are making a significant impact on our local economy, as well as the entrepreneurial-minded companies that are driving Middle Tennessee’s success. These people and organizations are making Nashville one of the best cities in the U.S. to start a business. Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Avenue South. 5-9:30 p.m. Information: Register

NOV. 18-20

Nashville International Auto Show

Motor Trend Auto Shows comes to Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue, South, with the newest cars, trucks, SUV’s and crossovers on the market. You are invited to experience the latest in-car technology, and get behind the wheel and test-drive over 25 vehicles right at the show. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and active military. Children younger than 12 free. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information:


The Battle of Franklin Trust 5k Run, Kids Fun Run

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the Battle of Franklin 5K and Kids’ Fun Run to raise funds for the preservation of The Carter House and Carnton Plantation. The cost for participants 12 years and older is $30 for pre-registration, $40 for day of race. Children 12 and younger can participate for $15. Registration cost includes a commemorative T-shirt, water and post-run treats. All proceeds benefit The Battle of Franklin Trust. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. for 5K runners and walkers and 9 a.m. for fun run participants. The 5K route will begin and end at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. 8 a.m. race begins. The quarter-mile Kids’ Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. and will take place alongside the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Parking is available for participants and observers at the field at Carnton Plantation. Information: