3RD THURSDAY ON MAIN
Thursday, May 16th Greater, Gallatin Inc., historic downtown Gallatin's Main Street organization, will kick-off the third season of its highly successful 3rd Thursday on Main.
Performing at this week's kick-off are the WannaBeatles, a popular Nashville area Beatle's tribute band. Other scheduled guests include The Parks (June 20th), T. Graham Brown (July 18th), Daryle Singletary (August 15th), The Michael Vance Trio (September 19th) and The Beaker St. Blues Band (October 3rd).
Presented by State Farm Insurance and local agents Jeannie Gregory, Craig Hayes, Anna Stephens and Larry Treadway, this monthly free concert has become one of the area's most anticipated events. Families enjoy live music while dining, dancing and visiting with friends in the beautiful historic downtown square. Gold sponsors of 3rd Thursday include Goodall Homes, Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Wilson Bank and Trust.
Attendees will have the option to enjoy the culinary offerings of Gallatin's area restaurants, including the Bakers Rack, Everyday Gourmet, Govan's, Lime Deli, Grecian's Greek and Italian Cuisine, the Pizza Machine, Ventures and the Whippoorwill.
3rd Thursday on Main starts at 6:30pm. Admission to 3rd Thursday is free. Parking is available at public lots and businesses surrounding historic downtown Gallatin. Those seeking additional information can visit the website, www.mainstreetgallatin.com, www. facebook.com/3rdThursdayOnMain or contact Greater Gallatin, Inc at (615) 452-5692 or email@example.com.
2013 AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW MODEL SEARCH
Mercy Community Healthcare, formerly Mercy Children's Clinic, is hosting three American Girl Fashion Shows on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Jamison Hall in the Factory at Franklin in Franklin, TN. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 there will be a search to find 150 girls to model in the shows. The model search will take place at Mercy Community Healthcare, 1113 Murfreesboro Rd, Suite 319, Franklin, TN 37064. Mercy is seeking girls with confidence and sparkle to wear historical and contemporary fashions. The girls cast must wear a size 6X or a size 10.
The model search will take place by size:
1pm – size 6x models
3pm – size 10 models
To enter the search: bring application, signed release and a photograph. There is a $5 entry fee per model and if chosen to participate in the show, a $75 modeling package fee.
Please visit, www.mercycommunityhealthcare.org for more information and look at the events tab.
First Baptist Church F.A.I.T.H Riders is sponsoring a Charity Ride on Saturday, June 2, 2013. There will be prizes and hotdogs and hamburgers served from 12noon – 1pm in the church's rear parking lot. First Baptist Church is located at 2501 Highway 70 East, Dickson, TN 37055. Registration for the ride begins at 1pm and kick stands are up at 1:30pm. Entry Fee is $20 per bike or car. Proceeds benefit Billy's Place founded by Black River Entertainment recording artist Craig Morgan. For more information contact Gary Jenkins at (615) 720-6253 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Exhibits at Customs House Museum
When: The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. See the current exhibits' end dates below.
Where: Customs House Museum: 200 S. Second Street Clarksville, TN 37040
How: Museum members are admitted free of charge. The 2nd Saturday of every month is Free Admission day. For more information, contact the museum at 931-648-5780 or visit www.customshousemuseum.org.
Eat Well, Play Well: This highly interactive exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover that there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Eat Well, Play Well was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). See this exhibit through May 5th.
ACTIVE DUTY AND MILITARY VETERANS ADOPT PETS FREE
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Where: 106 Claude Yates Dr., next to Franklin High School
Why: The shelter is now an official participant in the Vets Adopt Pets program which honors the service of active duty and military veterans by providing a fee waiver for pet adoptions.
How: Call (615) 790-5590, Adoptable animals can be viewed at www.adoptwcac.org or at the center.
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013 6-9 during First Saturday Art Crawl - May 17, 2013 , the exhibitions will remain on view during regular gallery hours, 11AM-5PM, Tues-Sat.
Where: 5th Avenue of the Arts
Why: This exhibit features a series of mixed media wall sculptures and drawings. Denise Stewart-Sanabria's new series is intended to connect ideas of beauty and fashion as long ago as 24,000 B.C. with current ideas of beauty and fashion Nashville-style.
How: Additional information is available online at www.theartscompany.com or by calling 615-254-2040.
The Chesnut Group: "Plein Air"
When: Saturdays, April 13-May 18, 2013 from 9am-6pm
Where: The Frist Center: 919 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203
Why: Chestnut Group painters are invited to the Frist Center's grounds to paint en plein air. The resulting paintings will be showcased in an exhibition entitled Nashville Open Air, on view May 31 and June 1, 2013 at the Tennessee Art League's new gallery space located at 219 Fifth Avenue of the Arts. Nashville Open Air will be on view in the Tennessee Art League gallery and open to the public on Friday, May 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & during the Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m
How: For more information, please visit www.chestnutgroup.org.
"Life is so Good" presented by the Gaslight Theatre
When: May 2-May 24. Friday and Saturday Evening Dinner Shows, Thursday and Friday Matinee Lunch Shows. Evening: 6:30 for dinner, 7:30 for the show. Matinees: 12 noon for lunch, 1pm for the show.
Where: The Renaissance Center: 855 Highway 46 South, Dickson, TN 37055
Why: "Life is so Good" is an inspirational, true story of George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at 98.
How: Dinner and show are $37. Lunch and show is $27. Call: (615) 740-5600, (615) 740-5572 or Toll-free: (888) 700-2300. Tickets are also available online. Website/Information: www.rcenter.org
The Arts Company Presents Artist Brad Wreyford: "Personal Geometries"
When: Saturday, May 4, 2013- Friday, June 14, 2013, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
Where: 5th Avenue of the Arts, North Nashville, TN 37219
Why: This exhibit features his new series of wooden, painted wall sculptures linking the sharp geometric shapes and ideas
How: Additional information is available online at www.theartscompany.com or by calling 615-254-2040.
Let's Find: Flowers
When: May 15th & 16th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 200 S 2nd St Clarksville, TN 37040
Why: Children and parents are invited to explore the museum in search of flowers. A story will be read and there will also be a craft.
How: This activity is free to museum members. Non-members pay the regular adult admission of $7, plus $1 per child 3 years and older. Siblings are always welcome.
Sunday Family Fun: Construction Art
When: May 19th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 200 S 2nd St Clarksville, TN 37040
Why: Learn how to make something new with household items, like nuts, bolts, washers, and screws, or paper tubes!Put them together, create something new.
How: This activity is free with your paid admission or museum membership. For more information contact Sue Lewis at 931-648-5780.
When: Saturday, May 16, 2013 at 6pm
Where: The Center for the Arts - 110 W. College Street Murfreesboro, TN
Why: Let people experience what it's like backstage and onstage
How: Tickets are $100 for a full evening, including cocktails, catered food, mingling with the actors, and a silent auction. For more information, visit www.backstagebash.com or www.boroarts.org or call 615-904-2787.
Days of Washing, Churning, and Learning
When: Thursday, May 16- Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9 am - 1 pm
Where: Oaklands Museum: 901 N Maney Ave Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Why: Children can experience chores from the 1800s when they wash clothes on a washboard, make candles, churn butter, and beat rugs.
How: Bring your own blanket and sack lunch, lunch is at noon. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Hayloft Spring Barn Sale
The Preview: Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 4:30-7:30pm
The Event: Friday, May 17th from 10am-6pm and Saturday, May 18th 10am-5pm
Where: 551 Port Royal Road Clarksville, TN
Why: It is a marketplace where there is something for everyone.
Group Trip to See "My Fair Lady"
When: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:30pm
Where: Franklin Theater: 419 Main Street in downtown Franklin
Why: Seniors, age 55 and older, are invited to join the Williamson County Parks and Recreation
Department to see a musical that needs no introduction!
How: You must register. Tickets are $49 per person. Space is limited, so register between April 2-17 (or until full). For more information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com.
Urban Gardening Festival
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9am-2pm
Where: Demonstration Gardens at UT Central Region Office at Ellington Agricultural Center: 5201 Marchant Drive
Why: Garden lectures, demonstrations, food trucks, and more will be at the event
How: The event is open to the public. For more information, call (615) 862-5995 or visit www.dcmggardenfestival.weebly.com.
Might Tikes Triathlon
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013. Check ins at 8am, races begin at 8:30am
Where: 1120 Hillsboro Road (Franklin Rec Complex)
Why: Child athletes (3-7) can run, bike, and get wet in the Mighty Tikes Triathlon.
How: Pre-registration is required and will end when the event is full. Registration may be made in
person or by speaking with the receptionist at (615) 790-5719, ext. 2010. The entry fee is $10
per child, and payment must be made within five days of registering or by May 8. Space is
limited for this event and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Heywood Gould Book Signing
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 2-4pm
Where: Mystery and More Bookstore in Lenox Village - 6965 Sunnywood Dr Nashville, TN 37211
Why: Gould is the author of eight novels including Cocktail and Fort Apache, the Bronx. In addition, he has written nine movies and directed four films. Green Light for Murder is the first in his new book series.
How: Light refreshments will be served and everyone is invited to attend. For additional details, call 837-3300 or visit the Mysteries & More website: www.mysteriesandmore.net
Bacon Ball 2013
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 7-11pm
Where: Oxmoor Farm - 720 Oxmoor Avenue Louisville, KY 40222
Why: The 3rd Annual Bacon Ball will benefit LVAA youth education programs including: Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC) program and OPEN DOORS community art outreach program.
How: For LVAA members, individual tickets are $30 and only $50 for pair of member tickets. Non-member ticket price is $40 for individuals and $70 for a pair of tickets. Group rates available. This is a 21 and over event. There's free parking! Tickets available at LVAA's website, http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/BaconBall2013.html or over the phone (502) 584-8166.
Crazy Owl Memorial Day Weekend Retreat
When: May 24-27 2013
Where: Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs, located 70 miles from Nashville.
Why: Charles Emerson Hall adopted the name Crazy Owl in 1987. He pursued an organic lifestyle – organic foods, acupuncture, and traditional Chinese Medicine. This retreat focuses on fitness workshops.
How: The early bird special lasts until May 1. Tickets are $50 per adult until then. After, tickets are $65. Kids under 15 are free! For more information, visit their website at www.crazyowlretreat.com.
When: Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2013. The preview is on the 24th and hours are 5pm-9:30pm. Saturday - 10am-6pm and Sunday - 11am-5pm
Where: Vanderbilt University's Commodore Ballroom: 310 25th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240
Why: There will be special jewelry, apparel, and accessories from more than 50 artists. There will be stunning and wearable door prizes at the event. Proceeds go to Vanderbilt's Sarratt Art Studios' Children Program.
How: Tickets $10 per person, each day after the 24th. For the Gala Preview, tickets are $50 per person.
"Let's Go Innovate" Conference
When: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Where: Hotel Preston, 733 Briley Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee 37217
Why: Aspiring entrepreneurs will work through their vision and goals and create a plan of action.
How: Register at www.letsgoinnovate.com; early registration ends May 4, 2013, and is $49.00 per person and $45.00 per person for groups of 4 and up, and $30.00 per student.
Mr. Bond Collaborates with Camp Brick
When: May 27, 2013
Where: Gordon Jewish Community Center: 801 Percy Warner Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37205 (The camps will also return this summer to Montgomery Bell Academy, Harding Academy and Battle Ground Academy)
Why: A variety of fun summer camps from rocketry to bizarre science experiments!
How: For a complete list of camps and registration information, visit mrbondscienceguy.com/camps. For more details and information about Mr. Bond, Science Guy, call (615) 573-2702; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit mrbondscienceguy.com
Summer Art and Science Camp
When: May 28-Augst 7
Where: Franklin Recreational Complex: 1120 Hillsboro Rd
Why: From preschoolers to teens, a wide variety of sessions will be offered where students will
have the opportunity to paint, draw, become kitchen chemists, build with Legos, learn about great artists, pretend to be pirates, go on a surfin' safari and more. Summer camp sessions are two to five days each (depending on the camp) and are offered on weekdays
How: Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.wcparksandrec.com or call 615-790-5719 ext 2010. For an "Abrakadoole" camp, call Linda at 615-804-6997.
Bluegrass on the Plains
When: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - Sunday, June 2, 2013
Where: University Station RV Resort Auburn, AL 36832
Why: 21 Bluegrass bands, workshops, open stage, and crafts!
How: For more information and tickets, call 334-821-8968 or visit www.bluegrassontheplains.com.
Middle Tennessee Guitar Festival
When: May 30-June 1, 2013 at 8pm
Why: Experience the beauty of the classic guitar with this wonderful, local music festival!
How: Event is free and open to the public! For more information, visit http://mtweb.mtsu.edu/yelverto/guitfest.html
Bowie Nature Park Summer Camp
June 10th -14th - Camp Water Works
June 17th -21st – Amazing Mammals Camp
June 24th – 28th – Camp Green Machine
July 8th – 12th - Camp Water Works
July 15th – 19th – Camp Avian Wonders
July 22nd – 26th – Amazing Mammals Camp
Where: Bowie Nature Park: Bowie Lake Rd Fairview, TN 37062
Why: Fun, nature oriented summer camps for kids 8-12. It includes: games, hikes, arts and crafts, and more
How: Camp is 6 weeks in June and July from 8:30-3:30. Cost is $100/week. Campers will receive a water bottle, t-shirt, and daily snacks. For more information on the camps, visit www.bowiepark.org.
Brentwood's Towne Centre Theatre: The Wizard of Oz
When: June 7 and will run through the end of the month of June
Where: Brentwood's Towne Center Theatre: 136 Frierson Street
Why: Enjoy a classic on stage!
How: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the reservation phone line at 221-1174. Adults are $20; seniors over 60 are $18; students are $16.
Family Farm Day 2013
When: Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 3-7pm
Where: Buffalo Valley Farm, 7554 Buffalo Road, Nashville, TN 37221
Why: There will be education activities, local food and trucks, and games focused on healthy and sustainable food systems. Proceeds from this event go to support the work of Growing Healthy Kids, a program of Community Food Advocates, which brings parents of public school children, students, and community members together to increase access to healthy food in public schools. Families and children of all ages are invited to the farm for live music, nature crafts, farm tours, a
silent auction, a petting zoo and family-friendly fun!
How: For more information about Community Food Advocates, the Family Farm Day, or
information on other events, call 615-385-2286, or visit www.communityfoodadvocates.org.
Rhythm & Spirit Children's Cheer/Dance Camp
When: June 10-14, 2013 from 10am-noon
Where: Crockett Park, 1485 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood at the Indoor Arena
Why: Kids K-4 will learn cheers, jumps, and routines from professional cheerleaders.
When: Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 5-10pm
Where: East-Centric Pavilion
Why: Guests will be able to sample food and drink from over 30 different East Nashville businesses. Yum!East will also include an open bar, along with a variety of music and entertainment.
How: Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.yumeast.com beginning May 3rd. Admission includes a full-tasting, souvenir glass and open bar.
2013 International Puppet Festival
When: Friday, June 21, 2013 - Sunday, June 23, 2013
Where: Nashville Public Library: 615 Church St Nashville, TN
Why: An event that is great for the family. The show will transform the library and surrounding area into an outdoor street fair with a family-friendly carnival featuring puppet performances, live music
How: Tickets for the International Puppet Festival are free, but limited. Beginning May 9, attendees may reserve tickets online in advance at www.nashvillepuppetfestival.com for a convenience fee of $2.50 per ticket. Tickets for both shows go on sale May 9th online at www.nashvillepuppetfestival.com. Tickets are $30 in advance online or $40 the night of event at the box office. Ticket price includes a reception before the show.
JA BIZTOWN SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
When: Camp sessions run from June 24-28 and July 8-12 from 9 am – 3:30 pm daily
Where: Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee near 100 Oaks Area: 120 Powell Place
Why: Kids ages 10-13 will vacation in a hands-on environment of learning by practicing life skills and practicing running their own business in JA's life like mini-city.
How: Registration is $225 per child – it includes all materials, a daily snack and beverage, and a camp t-shirt. Early registration is recommended. To register, visit www.janash.com/summercamp. For more information, contact Rachel Dyer, Director of JA BizTown, at email@example.com or call (615) 627-1194.
Henry Horton State Park Farmer's Market
When: Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, June 29 – October 23, 2013
Where: Henry Horton State Park picnic area: 4358 Nashville Hwy Chapel Hill, TN 37091
Why: Will provide nearby residents with fresh and healthy produce!
How: Interested vendors should contact Henry Horton State Park at 931-364-7724. For more information, visit www.tnstateparks.com/HenryHorton.
Xtended Fun Day Camp
When: July 22, 2013-August 2, 2013
Where: 2 locations - Academy Park: 120 Everbright St in Franklin and the Fairview Recreation Complex: 2714 Fairview Blvd
Why: Xtended Fun Day Camp is for kids ages 5-12 and the fee is $15 per day, per child.
How: Registration begins April 29, 2013. For more registration dates and fees and more information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com
Tennessee Rep 2013-2014 Season
Larries by Nate Eppler - September 7 - 21, 2013 (previews September 5 - 6)
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde: October 12 – 26, 2013 (previews October 10 - 11)
Red by John Logan: February 15 – March 1, 2014 (previews February 13 - 14)
Chicago -Book and Lyrics by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander: March 22 – April 12, 2014 (previews March 20 - 21)
A Christmas Story by Phillip Grecian based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark: November 30 – December 22, 2013 (previews November 29 - 30)
Mr. and Mrs. Fitch by Douglas Carter Beane March 28–30, 7 PM
Where: TPAC's Johnson Theatre
How: For more information, visit www.tennesserep.org or call 615-782-4040.