Nashville Restaurant Week. This twice a year event encourages you to take advantage of some great deals. All of the Nashville Originals’ restaurants will offer special menu items and pricing. It’s a great opportunity to try a local spot you’ve been meaning to check out. Participating restaurants typically include Americano, The Bunganut Pig, Cabana, Caffe Nonna, Capitol Grill, Chago’s, Copper Kettle, Crow’s Nest, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Fenwick’s 300, Fido, Finezza Italian Bistro, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte, Germantown Cafe, Gray’s on Main, Green Hills Grille, Harvest at Homestead, Jackson’s, MAFIAoZA’s, McCabe’s Pub, Mere Bulles, Midtown Cafe, Nonna’s, Noshville, Peg Leg Porker, Pizza Perfect, PM, Provence, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Grocery, The Row, Rumours East, Salsa, Smokin Thighs, South Street, Suzy Wong’s, Table 3, Tin Angel, Urban Grub, Valentino’s, Watermark, Wild Iris, and The Yellow Porch. Each menu is a little different, but most places offer 2 or 3-course meals from $10 to $30. You’ll find lunch and dinner options during Nashville Restaurant Week.

THURSDAY, JAN. 18

Lunch & Learn: The Tennessee Centennial Exposition

In conjunction with an exhibit at the Parthenon Museum in Nashville on the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, the Tennessee State Museum will welcome attorney David Ewing, a well-known local historian, collector and blogger, for a free lunch and learn presentation. Recognized for his social media brand, “The Nashville I Wish I Knew,” and his extensive collection and research, Ewing is well respected for his passion and knowledge of local history. On view at the Parthenon through the end of January, “Day at the Fair” is a celebration of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and includes artifacts chosen from the David Ewing collection. He’ll discuss those artifacts and the significance of the Exposition. Tennessee State Museum, Level B, 505 Deadrick Street. Fee: Free. 12:15 p.m.- 12:45. Additional Dates:

  • Feb. 15: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage
  • March 15: Mortimer May, A Tennessee Holocaust Hero
  • April 19: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 26: The History of Tennessee State Museum

Information: http://www.tnmuseum.org

Young Professionals CONNECT

This after-hours, community-building event has always been a huge success, and it’s back by popular demand. As the largest gathering of young professionals in Nashville, YP Nashville Connect will help you get plugged into Nashville’s expansive young professional community. Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. South, Nashville. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required. Fee: YP – complimentary, includes two drink tickets per person and hor d’oeuvres. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events/details/young-professionals-connect-355763

Opioid Addiction and Prescribing Conference

Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition-sponsored Opioid Addiction and Prescribing Conference. Money raised will go to Sumner County Recovery Court program. The objective is to better educate Tennessee health care professionals and prepare them with the best methods of professional practice relating to opioid addiction and prescribing. For all health care professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, etc. Volunteer State Community College, Woods Campus Ctr Building, 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin. Fee: Physicians, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners, $100. All others, $50. Information and registration: https://www.etsu.edu/com/cme/legal_and_lethal_2018.php

JAN. 18-21

Nashville Boat Show

Music City Center, 201 5th Ave.S. Thursday, 2-9 p.m., Friday, noon-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee: $12 over 12. Free for children under 12. This year’s show has more than 180,000 square feet of boats and accessories along with educational opportunities and fun for all ages and experience levels! Save $2 on full-price admission when you purchase tickets in advance online (offer good through Wednesday, January 17). Information: www.nashvilleboatshow.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 19

Williamson Country Chamber Town Hall

Topic: An Update from the Williamson County Legislative delegation. Guest Panel: State Senator Jack Johnson, State Representatives Charles Sargent, Glen Casada, and Sam Whitson. E|SPACES, 1550 W. McEwen Dr., Suite 300, Franklin, 37067. 7:15 -8:30 a.m. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events/details/public-affairs-roundtable-01-26-2018-354179

SATURDAY. JAN. 20

Ancestors, Antiques, and Artifacts

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society hosts a special Show and Tell meeting where people can bring photos, artifacts or heirlooms from your ancestors to share your history. Meeting open to the public. Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 7th Ave. North, Nashville. 1 p.m. Information: https://sos.tn.gov/tsla

Rock Castle Concert Series

Enjoy the music of Jessie Clement and proceeds will help Rock Castle. Light refreshments will be offered. Only 40 guests per event. Fee: $30 per concert or $100 series. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rockcastle Lane, Hendersonville. 6 p.m. Information: historicrockcastle.ecwid.com. Additional date: Feb. 17, Trevor & Sylvie

TUESDAY, JAN. 23

Goodwill Hiring Event

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 937 Herman St. in Nashville will host a job fair 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for at least 25 employers seeking to fill more than 700 positions in in Davidson, Wilson, Sumner, Rutherford, Bedford and Williamson counties. Employers include 5 Star Food Service, AAA The Auto Club Group, All Pro Healthcare, At Home Healthcare, Centerplate @Nashville Sounds, Contemporary Services, DeVry University, Easter Seals Tennessee, Embassy Suites, Family Staffing Solutions, Fifth Third Bank, Goodwill, Health Connect America, Hilton Nashville Airport, Hospitality Staffing Solutions, Hotel Pro, Industrial Staffing of Tennessee, IOS Staffing, Journey’s, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Panera Bread, Park and Fly Airport Parking, People Ready, Senior Solutions Homecare and Verizon Wireless. Openings include crew member, dining management, route driver, warehouse, registered nurse, certified nursing assistant, picnic staff, event staff, custodial, barista, accounting clerk, education support professional, licensed teacher, quality inspector and other positions. Rates of pay reach $20 per hour. Information: www.giveit2goodwill.org/careersolutions

Gallatin Chamber Networking Power Lunch

Lunch and casual networking at various restaurants in the area. All attendees are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Buffalo Wild Wings, 1109 Nashville Pike. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 452-4000

SALON@615

Kelly Corrigan discusses her new book Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say, a funny and meaningful exploration of the 12 sentences that life requires, and an ode to the fact that we are all works in progress. Parnassus Books Hillsboro Plaza Shopping Center, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Fee: Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Additional event: Wed. Jan. 31 Matt de la Pena & Loren Long, 6:15 p.m. Nashville Public Library. Information: https://events.library.nashville.org/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24

Women in Business Luncheon

Topic: Everything Counts: The Power Behind Dressing for Career Success. Guest Speaker: Cathi Aycock, Personal Shopper, Dillard’s Green Hills. Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Fee: Business Partners- $30, Guests- $50. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com/events/details/women-in-business-luncheon-355739

FRIDAY, JAN. 26

Good Morning Gallatin

The focus and goal of Good Morning Gallatin is to allow the public to ‘wake up to what’s trending’ by hearing about business and community issues and to get updates on new legislation at the local, county, and state levels from our elected officials. Sumner Regional Medical Center will once again be sponsoring this informative program. January topic: State Legislative Anticipated Activity update. Sumner Regional Medical Center, 555 Hartsville Pike. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Information: http://www.gallatintn.org

THURDAY, FEB. 8

Sound Smart, Play Smarter!

Local & national sportscasters and commentators share the tricks, techniques, and unwritten rules every sports fan needs. Gary Belsky discusses the book, Up Your Game. Event moderated by Rudy Kalis. Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville. 7 p.m.