Excellence in Development Awards. The Urban Land Institute Nashville District Council will honor local projects during its fourth annual Excellence in Development Awards. The awards recognize innovation in land use and design, design excellence, contribution to the community, reflection of the regional character, public/private partnership, environmental sensitivity and financial viability of local developments. 5:30-7 p.m., The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, 150 3rd Avenue South. Information: nashville.uli.org/, 497-2603.


Chick-fil-A Leadercast

This one-day leader development event is broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including at Lipscomb University. In its 12th year, this full-day, experiential conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date. Last year, 85,000 leaders from 17 countries attended the event.

Speakers include:

  • Soledad O’Brien, Anchor and special correspondent for CNN
  • Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and best-selling author
  • Patrick Lencioni, Best-selling author and president of The Table Group
  • John Maxwell, Leadership expert & best-selling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • Urban Meyer, ESPN analyst and former head football coach for the University of Florida
  • Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator
  • Sheena Lyengar, Author of The Art of Choosing and world-renowned expert of choice

8 a.m.-4 p.m., Allen Arena, 1207 Pittman Place. Information and registration: wayfmleadercast.eventbrite.com

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Friends of Warner Parks will host the first Full Moon Pickin’ Party of 2012 at the Steeplechase Barn at the Equestrian Center (2500 Old Hickory Blvd.) in Percy Warner Park. This fundraiser features bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. All money raised goes to the parks to ensure preservation, protection, funding educational programs and special projects. Musicians and music fans alike are invited. 7-11 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance (NowPlayingNashville.com), $20 at the door. Pickers with instruments $5. Children 6 and younger free. Information: FriendsOfWarnerParks.com, 370-8053.


Brother Mel, Artist: A Year of Art and Accolades

Brother Mel’s annual visit to Nashville will featuring a selection of his artwork produced in recent months, including sculptures, paintings and more, and will coincide with the First Saturday Art Crawl, presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts. The artist reception will serve as the 84th birthday celebration for this prolific artist who has been a brother in a Catholic community for more than 60 years and an artist for more than 50 years. The exhibit will continue through June 22 during regular gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: theartscompany.com.

Hume-Fogg Centennial Celebration Block Party

Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School will celebrate 100 years at its 700 Broadway location with a block party, 1-4 p.m., on 7th Avenue between Commerce and Broadway. “THE CO,” a band featuring Hume-Fogg graduate Troy Akers, will perform. Hume-Fogg Academic is a 2011 Blue Ribbon School, and its academic programs consistently ranks among the top 50 in the nation Information: www.humefoggconnection.com.


Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation

Learn about member benefits, involvement opportunities from Chamber staff and how businesses plays a role in the Chamber’s mission of creating regional economic prosperity. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 211 Commerce St. Information: Nashvillechamber.com, 743-3115.


Spring Leadership Breakfast

Dan Heath, author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, and Made to Stick, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, will be the featured speaker at this Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event. Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. He also co-wrote the critically acclaimed book Made to Stick, which was named the Best Business Book of the Year. Networking begins at 6:30-10:15 a.m. Curb Event Center, 1900 Belmont Boulevard. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 460-5560.