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VOL. 39 | NO. 11 | Friday, March 13, 2015

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Screening, Discussion of ‘American Denial’. The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC presents a special screening tonight in conjunction with Nashville Public Television’s Black History Month programming. “American Denial” is the story of researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal whose study, “An American Dilemma” (1944), provided an inquiry into how denial, cognitive dissonance, and unrecognized, unconscious attitudes continue to dominate racial dynamics in American life. Baker Donelson attorney Chervis Isom will also discuss his autobiography, “The Newspaper Boy,” a story of a white Southerner’s teenage journey to racial tolerance in ‘50’s and ‘60’s Birmingham, Alabama. 5 p.m., Registration and networking; 5:30 p.m., Screening of “American Denial;” 6:30 p.m., Discussion with Isom. Program and parking are free. RSVP: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

BIZaroo: A festival for growing businesses

Half-day conference for small and midsized business owners, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. Speakers include:

  • Bob Bernstein, Bongo Java
  • Dave Delaney, Futureforth
  • Ron Samuels, Avenue Bank
  • Dan Stephenson, Dan’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese

Registration: 12:30-1 p.m. Program: 1:30-5 p.m. 100 Taylor Street, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3060.

Real Estate Investors Network

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. 11:30 a.m., The Egg and I, 1000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 118, Franklin. Information: reintn.org/calendar.

MARCH 20-22

Tennessee Capital Orchid Show

The Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee will be presenting a show and sale while hosting the Mid-America Orchid Congress spring meeting. Admission to the show and sale is free. The show will have more than 20 displays with an estimated 500 or more beautiful blooming orchids. Vendors will have a wide variety of blooming orchids for sale to the public. Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Franklin Marriot Hotel and Conference Center, 700 Cool Springs Boulevard. Information: www.orchidsinrhythm.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

Williamson County Democrats to Hold Biennial Convention

Officers will be elected to serve two-year terms. Positions are chair, vice chair, recording secretary and treasurer. Other ancillary positions and committee positions may be filled or appointed. The party will also review by-laws and discuss the 2015-16 party agenda. As many as 24 executive committee members, two each from each of the 12 voting districts in the county, will be selected. The party reorganization convention is open to all Williamson County Democrats. To participate, bring a valid photo ID and meet our credentialing committee standards. You must also be in the building prior to 10 a.m., when the doors will be secured, per by-laws. Williamson County Administrative Complex auditorium, 1320 West Main Street.

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Meeting

Trent Hanner, senior reference librarian at the TN State Library and Archives, is the speaker for “Getting the Most out of On-Line Genealogy Resources.” 1 p.m., FiftyForward Knowles, Patricia Hart Building, 174 Rains Ave., Nashville. Information: www.mtgs.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Business Studio: Customer Valuation Workshop

This workshop is designed to help you accurately value your customers to use your marketing budget and resources more efficiently. The Chamber has partnered with Pryor Consultation to develop this workshop, which will be led by owner and lead marketing strategist Ryan Pryor, whose background is in online marketing, customer acquisition, lead generation and conversion rate optimization. 8-9:30 a.m., Refinery Nashville, 438 Houston Street, Suite 263, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3060.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

Mayoral Forum

The Tennessee Education Report and the Hillsboro PTSO will host a mayoral forum, 6:30 p.m. at Hillsboro High School. The forum will focus on the future of Nashville’s education and will include questions submitted by the Hillsboro High School Student Government.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Eggstravaganzoo

The spring festival at Nashville Zoo boasts the largest egg hunts in town. New this year is Twiga’s Sweet Stroll, a candy-themed wonderland with edible bubbles, photo opportunities and large-scale candy structures. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Information: www.nashvillezoo.org.

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