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VOL. 42 | NO. 36 | Friday, September 7, 2018

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2018 Power of Ten Regional Summit. Theme of Thursday's event: Where we want to live. The community development summit for citizens of Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties. Drawing hundreds of leaders from both the public and private sector, the event engages citizens across the ten-county area to find ways to create a stronger region and communities in which they want to live. The program will showcase progress of three Middle Tennessee towns in the process of revitalizing their downtowns - Dickson, Gallatin, and Lebanon. Keynote speaker and author Ryan Gravel will discuss how the Atlanta Beltline greenway project became the catalyst for urban transformation, what it means and why it matters. The author of “Where We Want to Live,’’ Gravel speaks to the intimate relationship of infrastructure and culture and will share insights from his work, including his recently completed Atlanta City Design. Music City Center, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Information and registration

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

Downtown Connect Quarterly Coffee

With 81 percent of Nashvillians driving to work alone, Nashville Connector is our community’s new one-stop shop to help you and your employees explore options and plan a better commute. The team at Nashville Connector is available to help you explore all of your transportation options as downtown Nashville continues to change and grow. There will be a short presentation from Nashville Connector’s Miranda Clements, followed by a panel discussion with downtown businesses who are currently offering a variety of transportation benefits to their employees. Join the Nashville Downtown Partnership and Nashville Area of Commerce to learn about Nashville’s new transportation resource, Nashville Connector. 8-9:30 a.m. Fee: free, but registration required. Information

Nolensville Business Luncheon

Nolensville principles will provide an overview of programs and events in addition to unique partnerships between the business community and the schools. Speaker: Bill Harlin, principal, Nolensville High School. Nolensville High School, 1600 Summerlyn Drive, Nolensville. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information

Street Eats

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North every Thursday. The trucks serve lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

THROUGH SEPT. 16

County Fairs

Agricultural fairs are a tradition in Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee has plenty to choose from. Middle Tennessee fairs and dates include:

-- Through Sept. 9: Dickson County, 1053 Hwy 47E, Dickson. www.dicksonfair.com

-- Through Sept. 16: Tennessee State Fair, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville. http://www.tnstatefair.org

SEPT. 14-16

Music City Food and Wine Festival

Your favorite Nashville restaurants in one place. Limited tickets available for this event. Friday, 6-10 p.m. $165; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $165, Sunday, $85 Gospel Bruch. This event is for those 21 years and older. Information

SATURDAY, SEPT 15

VA Workshop For Veterans

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will host a couple’s workshop for veterans at the Veterans Recovery Center, 260 Glenis Drive. The workshop will focus on improving communication to build stronger bonds, and is appropriate for couples who have been in a relationship for at least six months. Workshop topics will include recognizing strengths, managing and appreciating individual differences, handling emotional sensitivities from the past and managing stress as a team. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m., and the workshop should conclude by 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited for this free event. Register at http://bit.ly/tvhscouples before September 13.

SEPT. 15-16

REIN Event

2 Day Workshop with Robyn Thompson. Learn how to turn foreclosures, estate sales and unwanted houses into fast cash. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Tech Hill Commons, 500 Interstate Blvd S, Suite 210, Nashville. Fee: $37 member early registration, $47 member, and $97 guests. Information or to register

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Dog Day Festival

Mutt Strutt 5k, dog art and crafts, a kids’ zone, pet portraits, contests, music and food. Centennial Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 suggested donation for adults. Kids 10 and under free. Benefits Nashville Humane Association. Information

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16

Jazz on the Cumberland

This summer concert series is held once a month on Sundays May through November. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy some of the best local, regional and national jazz artists. There will be food trucks and concessions available at each concert, and $5 parking in Lot R of the LP Field. This is an alcohol-free event. 5:30-8 p.m. Cumberland Park, 592 1st Street. Information

Additional 2018 Dates:

-- October 21

-- November 11

SEPTEMBER 22-23

Pilgrimage Festival

A two-day music and cultural festival at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Limited quantities of passes available for 2 day pass, $210, Sunday only $125. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Information