REIN Event. Use a Self-Directed IRA to Grow Your Money. An introduction class. Realtors will receive continuing education credit. Fee: $20 and up. Thursday, 6 p.m. REIN Center, 4525 Harding Road, Suite 200. Information, registration


Street Eats

A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks along Deaderick Street between Fourth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information


Legislative Update

Williamson, Inc. Legislative Update is a monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Representatives are given a platform to discuss the issues in greater depth with their constituents. Columbia State Community College, Community Room, Building A, 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin. 7:15-8:30 a.m. Fee: Free and open to the public. Information

APRIL 25-27

NFL Draft

Family and fans of all ages are invited to the free, three-day football festival held at Nissan Stadium and Lower Broadway. There will be interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, a player autograph session, and more. Lower Broadway and the areas around Nissan Stadium will host free, public activities throughout the weekend. This is the NFL’s largest festival footprint ever created for the draft. Event schedule on page 22. Information Road closures

APRIL 25-28

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. Information


Chew & Move

This is a high energy event complete with educational opportunities, health screenings and a variety of children’s activities. Youth ages 9-12 are encouraged to participate in this event. Fee: Free event with complimentary breakfast and lunch. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Ave. North. Information: or 615-416-3244.

APRIL 27-28

Historic Franklin Main Street Festival

Attendees can expect a weekend full of music, arts, crafts, rides, food and children’s activities. Free and open to all ages. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information


Commuter Challenge

Grab your friends and co-workers and challenge each other to give commuting options a try. Participants can carpool, walk, bike, take a bus/train or work remotely. Registration required. Information


30th annual Golf Classic

Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce will host annual golf classic at Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, 550 Johnny Cash Parkway. Tee time: 11 a.m. Space for 144 golfers. Information: Kendell Sinks, 615-824-2818.


State of Metro Address

Mayor David Briley delivers the 56th annual State of Metro address, Nashville Public Library Grand Reading Room, 615 Church Street. Free, public event with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. 10 a.m. Information


Williamson Chamber Networking

A facilitated, casual networking opportunity for Williamson County Chamber members. Limited to 30 participants. Bring business cards, brochures and product samples to share with other participants. Lunch meeting option, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Location, Williamson, Inc., 5005 Meridian Blvd., Suite 150. Lunch provided by Taziki’s Mediterranean Café. Afternoon meeting, Holiday Inn, 1738 Carothers Parkway. 3:30-5 p.m. Registration required. This is a free, members-only event. Information


Special Edition presents An Evening with Melinda Gates, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Fee: $37.50, includes a signed copy of the book, “The Moment of Lift.” Information


Member Orientation

Learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. Lunch provided. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: Free, but registration required. Information

Williamson Inc. Business After Hours

Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, 1703 Crockett Springs Trail, Brentwood. 4:30-7 p.m. Information