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VOL. 38 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 17, 2014

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Nashville Farmers' Market Farmhand Dinner: Thursday, Oct. 23. Join Nashville Farmers’ Market and 11 of Nashville’s top chefs for this interpretation of a traditional dinner that would be served to farm workers. Inspired by fifth-generation NFM farmer, Troy Smiley of Smiley’s Farm, and featuring a locally-sourced menu and the culinary talents of:

  • Margot McCormack, executive chef & owner, Margot Café and Bar & Marche Artisan Foods
  • Tyler Brown, farmer, rancher and executive chef, The Hermitage Hotel
  • Sam Tucker, executive sous chef, 404 Kitchen
  • Laura Wilson, chef and director, NFM’s Grow Local Kitchen
  • Hal Holden-Bache, chef & owner, Lockeland Table
  • Jeremy Barlow, executive chef, owner, Sloco & Author
  • Molly Fitzpatrick Martin, chef, The Food Company
  • Pat Martin, pit master & owner, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
  • Mindy Merrell & R.B. Quinn-Authors, “Cheater Chefs”
  • Vivek Surti, founder VEA Supper Club, food writer
  • Dave Cuomo, chef, owner, Bella Nashville & Bella Bakery

People’s Law School

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is hosting a free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues that a person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys. 6 to 7 p.m., Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue. Registration: 298-8050, nashville.gov/ce. This session: Social Security Options: This course will cover how to apply for and get Social Security retirement benefits, disability benefits, spouse and child payments, Medicare health insurance, Supplemental Security Income disability benefits and old age payments.

Beginning Genealogy Class

Virginia Gooch Watson, president of the TN State Library & Archives Friends, a teacher of genealogy classes since 1976, will speak on “Stepping Stones to Find Your Ancestors,” which focuses on how to begin and go forward with research. Subjects addressed: recordkeeping, census records, vital records, county records as wills, deeds and court records, cemetery records, internet resources, genealogy software and more. 10 a.m., FiftyForward Knowles, Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave. $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Information: 734-4300, www.mtgs.org.

The Refuge Center for Counseling Fundraising Dinner

The event will take place in Building 8 at The Factory at Franklin and will feature the presentation of the Hope Award to Jamie George, founder and lead pastor of Journey Church, for embodying the mission of The Refuge Center—to empower, educate and support those in need. All proceeds from Hope Grows will directly benefit the clients and programs of The Refuge Center for Counseling. Information: therefugecenter.org/events.

FRIDAY, OCT. 24

Ghost & Lantern Tour

Presented by City of Goodlettsville Parks at Mansker’s Fort & the Bowen Plantation House. Weave through the grounds of the Bowen House by lantern and take pleasure in an evening of tales spun about what may have happened on the grounds of Mansker’s Station. Start at the Visitor’s Center where you can enjoy music and refreshments. Guests may park in the parking lot of the Visitor’s Center or in Moss-Wright Park near the Bowen House, but all tours start at the Visitor’s Center. 705 Caldwell Lane. $5/person; 10 and younger free. Information: www.cityofgoodlettsville.org/485/Special-Events-Programs.

Historic Preservation Course For Realtors

Tennessee Preservation Trust (TPT) is offering Tennessee Realtors the chance to take a Historic Preservation 101 course, which goes towards on-going education requirements. The objectives of the course include:

  • Explore the regulations with historic zoning
  • Identify common Tennessee architectural styles on a walking tour
  • Discover how preservation is sustainable and green
  • Uncover common myths about old buildings
  • Learn techniques for selling old buildings
  • Discover financial incentives for rehab projects

Registration fee is $40 and includes lunch. Class size is limited to 30 people. Information: www.tennesseepreservationtrust.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 25

A Day of Hope, Healing and Health

A Saint Thomas Health Ministry’s next event with a goal providing care for more than 1,000 low-income and uninsured people. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. These day-long community health events provide needed primary and specialty care and services at no cost, including:Behavioral medicine, Dentistry – pediatric and adult, Foot and wound care, mammograms, prescriptions at no cost – made possible by the Dispensary of Hope, vision services. Information: 284-7415.

MONDAY, OCT. 27

People’s Law School

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is hosting a free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues that a person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys. 6 to 7 p.m., Wright Middle School, 180 McCall Street. Registration: 298-8050, nashville.gov/ce. This session: Dealing with Bill Collectors: This course focuses on how to handle bill collectors and what you can do if you are sued because of a debt.

TUESDAY, Oc. 28

Second Annual More than Music Benefit Concert

An evening of live music with a lineup that includes Mike Hicks, Lo Carter, Jacob Powell, Chris Nathan, Redneck Souljers, Tommy Womack w/Lisa Oliver-Gray, Makky Kaylor & The Swanky South Players, Wood Newton, Jared Daniels, Jason Wyatt, Lance Carpenter, Amanda Williams, Bobby John Henry & Real Bakersfield, Brittini Black with Sandra Lee, Alfred Marcelli and special guests. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a number of silent auction items generously donated by local businesses. All proceeds raised will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central Tennessee. General admission tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 6 p.m., Third & Lindsley, 818 3rd Avenue S. Nashville. Information: www.morethanmusicmda.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29

Career Exploration Fair

More than 7,400 high school freshmen are expected to attend “My Future, My Way” career fair at Music City Center. The fair was launched in 2009 through a joint partnership by MNPS and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as part of the Academies of Nashville initiative in Metro’s 12 zoned high schools. This year, 20 public and charter schools have committed to participate in the event. Information: www.mnps.org.

THURSDAY, OCT. 30

People’s Law School

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is hosting a free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues that a person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys. 6 to 7 p.m., Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue. Registration: 298-8050, nashville.gov/ce. This session: Basic Estate Planning 1: Health Care and Power of Attorney Legal Documents: This course will explain why and how you may name someone to make your health care decisions if you later become unable to make them, what a Living Will can do and why everyone needs a Durable Power of Attorney.

Nashville Chamber & Nashville Health Care Council International Ambassador Coffee Reception

Reception in honor of a visiting U.S. State Department delegation of ambassadors to the United States. This distinguished group, representing countries from around the globe, will be in Nashville to gain insights on the business landscape, foreign direct investment and to learn more about how our city leads initiatives which foster entrepreneurship and spur innovation. 7:45 a.m., Belmont University’s Wedgewood Academic Center, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Fourth Floor, Nashville. Information: www.healthcarecouncil.com/home.aspx.

Beginning Genealogy Class

Virginia Gooch Watson, president of the TN State Library & Archives Friends, a teacher of genealogy classes since 1976, will speak on “Stepping Stones to Find Your Ancestors,” which focuses on how to begin and go forward with research. Subjects addressed: recordkeeping, census records, vital records, county records as wills, deeds and court records, cemetery records, internet resources, genealogy software and more. 10 a.m., FiftyForward Knowles, Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave. $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Information: 734-4300, www.mtgs.org.

MONDAY, NOV. 3

Real Estate Investors Network

The ticketed event begins with a traditional farmhand “Water Break” with signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 6:30-7 p.m. Dinner at 7. Information: www.xorbia.com/e/eh/farmhand/?referral=xt-buy-tix

  • Nov. 3: Rutherford County REIN Subgroup. Meets the first Monday of each month to discuss topics of general interest to real estate investors. 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Real Estate Office, 450 St Andrews Dr, Murfreesboro.
  • Nov. 4: REIN Lunch Network. Join active and experienced real estate investors 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Meet in a small group and enjoy lunch together with like-minded investors to share deals, present deals in need of investors and discuss trends and hot real estate topics. 11:15 AM at Dalt’s Grill, 38 White Bridge Rd, Nashville.
  • Nov. 13: Wholesaling Subgroup. Network with wholesalers and buyers of single-family and multi-family real estate. 6 p.m. at the REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Ste 200, Nashville.
  • Nov. 17: Landlording Subgroup. Join other REIN members to share ideas and discuss the many areas of landlording and renting property. Tips and tricks, contracts and policies to run your business better. 6:30 p.m. at the REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Ste 200, Nashville.
  • Nov. 18: REIN Lunch Network. 11:15 AM at Dalt’s Grill, 38 White Bridge Rd, Nashville.
  • Nov. 18: Fundamentals of RE Insurance. There’s liability in everything RE Investors do. Kevin Hale tells us why insurance is absolutely vital. 6 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Ste 200, Nashville.
  • Nov. 20: Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, realtors, and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. Thursday, November 20th, 11:15 AM

People’s Law School

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is hosting a free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues that a person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys. 6 to 7 p.m., Wright Middle School, 180 McCall Street. Registration: 298-8050, nashville.gov/ce. This session: Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy: This course will explain the different kinds of bankruptcy, who qualifies for them, what bankruptcy can and cannot do and tips on choosing a bankruptcy lawyer.

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