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VOL. 37 | NO. 13 | Friday, March 29, 2013

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Nashville Fashion Week. A city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent featuring local, regional and national design talent in fashion events and shows. Through Saturday. Information: NashvilleFashionWeek.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Your Small Business Resource: First Friday

Williamson County Chamber of Commerce and First Bank present “Punch Up Your Marketing & Public Relations Skills” featuring a panel of Uber marketers. 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. E/SPACES Cool Springs, 1550 West McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin. Information: abby@williamsoncountychamber.org.

Rutherford Chamber of Commerce Orientation

A chance to learn more about how to fully take advantage of your Chamber membership. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, 3050 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro. Information: rutherfordchamber.org.

Interactive Media Meet-up

Like-minded Chamber members who meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These topic-driven meetings give members the opportunity to develop connections with colleagues while learning about trends and applications in web and mobile technology. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

Saturday, April 6

Metro@50 Citywide Birthday Party

A citywide birthday party, noon-3 p.m., at the Metro Historic Courthouse Public Square. The party is the culmination of a nine-month celebration and education campaign commemorating Metro Government’s 50th anniversary. The event will include:
  • Musical performances from historic and contemporary multi-genre artists, featuring Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Nashville Symphony Ensemble, Night Train All-Stars Featuring The Jimmy Church Band and Special Guests Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Barbershop Harmony Society Music City Chorus, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Tennessee State University marching band and more
  • Exhibits on the history of Nashville during the past 50 years;
  • Food from local restaurants and food trucks, as well as local beers;
  • Exhibits from local shops, vendors and artisans;
  • Kidsville – arts, crafts, and educational and fitness activities for children, featuring the Nashville Zoo and Nashville Children’s Theatre; and
  • Dogville – activities for dogs and their owners.

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 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.

The 14th Annual Cumberland Ball

Benefiting the Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund. The 14th annual Cumberland Ball is an elegant event featuring a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Music provided by the Blue Tones. Black tie is preferred. Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Avenue. Contact Helen Olsen at (615) 642-8865 or (615) 321-4939

‘Mind Body Home’ Workshop

Join the Vanderbilt Student Organization C3 (Creative+Conscious Community) as it hosts the workshop facilitated by feng shui expert, Tisha Morris, noon-2 p.m. at the Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave S. Admission is free and open to the general public. Information: c3vanderbilt.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

The Nashville Music Collectors’ Convention

The 80th of a series of the Nashville Music Collectors’ Conventions will be held at the Holiday Inn – Airport, 2200 Elm Hill Pike. The convention is a music show and sale and is open to the public from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thousands of recycled, out-of-print, and hard-to-find phonograph records, CD’s, DVD’s, tapes, and other music related items will be displayed and offered for sale by dealers from Tennessee and other states. The public is encouraged to bring records, CD’s or other related items they wish to sell to dealers. Admission is $3.00. Children under the age of 12 are free. For more information call 317-882-3378

MONDAY, APRIL 8

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:
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.