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VOL. 37 | NO. 11 | Friday, March 15, 2013

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Fort Campbell ACAP Job Fair. National and international employers will conduct interviews today, followed on Thursday by local and regional employers. Representatives from more than 120 companies are scheduled to attend. Job seekers are asked to dress professionally, bring a resume and be prepared to interview. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cole Park Commons, 1610 101st Airborne Division Road, Ft. Campbell. Information: acap.army.mil, (270) 461-4775.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Third Thursday Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefing

Baker Donelson’s Third Thursday Labor & Employment Breakfast Briefings continue with “Twenty Years of FMLA – Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned.” February 5 was the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Here is a chance to look back on how employers have learned to successfully manage FMLA leaves of absence and consider how these “best practices” might help your company streamline FMLA administration. Complimentary breakfast and networking at 8 a.m. Program: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Baker Donelson Special Event Center, 211 Commerce, First Floor. To attend: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 25

NashvilleNext Speaker Series

Greater Nashville Association of Realtors-sponsored events will feature nationally known experts addressing a number of important issues including regionalism, smart growth and environment. Information: nashvillenext.net. Sessions include:

  • March 25 – Topic: Environment. Theme: Sustainable Urbanism and Community Livability. Speaker: Doug Farr, Partner, Farr Associates. 5:30 p.m., Harambee Auditorium, 175 Fondren Hall, Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Ave S., Nashville.
  • April 8 – Topic: Livability and Healthy Communities. Theme: Creating Livable and Healthy Communities through Retrofitting Suburbia. Speaker: Prof. Ellen Dunham-Jones, MSUD Coordinator, Georgia Tech School of Architecture. 5:30 p.m., Harambee Auditorium, 175 Fondren Hall, Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Ave S., Nashville.
  • April 22 – Topic: Infrastructure/Smart Growth. Theme: The High Cost of America’s Inefficient Development Patterns. Speaker: William Fulton, AICP, vice president & director of policy development & implementation, Smart Growth America. 5:30 p.m., Nashville Children’s Theater, 25 Middleton St., Nashville.
  • May 6 – Topic: Regionalism. Theme: Regional Partnerships to Achieve Local Viability. Speaker: Amy Liu, Senior Fellow, Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution. 5:30 p.m., Nashville Children’s Theater, 25 Middleton St., Nashville.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

Williamson County Board of Zoning Appeals

Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the main auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex. 1320 W. Main St. 790-5466

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Event

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Veteran’s Plaza 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

21st Annual Spring Art Hop

More than 20,000 eggs will be hidden throughout the gardens of Cheekwood for the 21st annual Spring Art Hop. Easter egg hunts will take place every half hour throughout the day. There also will be musical performances from Eve and Mare, Nashville Jazz Workshop and Rachel Sumner. Art and craft activities will be offered throughout the day in Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall. Face painters, balloon artists and the Easter Bunny will also be featured. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

15TH ANNUAL EGGSTRAVANGANZOO

Egg hunting, games and animal exploration at the 15th annual Eggstravaganzoo at the Nashville Zoo. More than 40,000 plastic eggs will be distributed on the Zoo’s Festival Field for 10 scheduled hunts held throughout the day. Participants can redeem their eggs for prizes. There also will be a Zoo-wide hunt for larger, golden eggs also redeemable for prizes. Other activities include spring-themed games, bounce houses and face painting. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event is included with zoo admission or membership. Information: nashvillezoo.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

2013 Governor’s Address

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Gov. Bill Haslam for the 2013 Governor’s Address, in which he will share insights about the state’s economy and business environment. 7:30 a.m., Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

Chamber East Networking Coffee

Join business and community leaders in East Nashville for the Chamber East monthly networking coffee and community update. 7:15-9 a.m., Isaac Litton Middle School, 4601 Hedgewood Drive, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Saturday, April 6

5th Annual Native Plant Sale

The Native Plant Sale, hosted by the Garden Club of Nashville, benefits the Howe Garden at Cheekwood. The one-day-only sale inside Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall and features more than 50 varieties of plants, including wild ginger, Virginia bluebells and celandine poppies, as well as an assortment of select native shrubs and flowering trees, which offer gorgeous springtime blooms and brilliant fall color. 10 a.m. on Saturday and lasts until all plants are sold! Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Cheekwood’s regular gate admission applies.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Shared Interest Group: Sales/Business Development

Shared Interest Groups are composed of Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce members with similar interests who meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. SIGs give members the opportunity to learn, network and develop long-term, meaningful relationships in a casual setting that promotes conversation and camaraderie. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Boy Scouts of America, 3414 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

Chipping in for Children

The first annual Nashville Chipping in for Children tournament raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. The tournament is being held at Gaylord Springs Gold Links. 10 a.m. Information: Chippinginforchildrengolf.com, (866) 386-6687.

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