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VOL. 42 | NO. 14 | Friday, April 6, 2018

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Youth Job Fair. The Summer Youth Job Fair is for youth (ages 14 & up) who are seeking summer employment in Gallatin for summer, part time, seasonal, after school etc. Thursday, Gallatin Civic Center, 3-7 p.m. Information: 452-4000.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Donelson-Hermitage Chamber Meeting

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips will be the presenting speaker at the General Membership Luncheon of the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce. Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Drive. 11:30 am. Reservations are required. Fee: Chamber Member: $25, non-member: $35. Information

THROUGH APRIL 15

Cheekwood in Bloom

More than 100,000 tulips will bloom by early April, but there are plenty of flowers in bloom in March, including daffodils, hyacinths, snowdrops, crocus and more. Explore the gorgeous grounds at Cheekwood as you soak in the beauty of the thousands of flowers. 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Tuesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information

THROUGH MAY 27

Holocaust Violins on display at Nashville Library

The Violins of Hope are a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during The Holocaust. These instruments have survived concentration camps, pogroms and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival. The Nashville Symphony is bringing the Violins of Hope to Nashville to facilitate a citywide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression. April 9-14 the instruments will be used in concerts in Birmingham and will not be on display those dates. Open regular library hours. Information

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

2108 Conference for Neighborhoods

A conference for anyone who wants to make a difference in their neighborhood. Breakout activities will allow participants to explore topics of interest, including:

  • Organizing for Positive Change
  • Engaging Our Neighbors
  • Building Strong Organizations
  • Identifying and Developing New Leaders
  • Building Neighborhood Power and Influence
  • Hot Topics and Emerging Issues?

$75. Tennessee Bankers Association Barrett Conference Center in Metro Center. 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. After party: 7-10 p.m. Information: 615 782-8212, https://www.tnrc.net/c4n

Cherry Blossom Festival

This festival is held every spring and is a free, family-friendly celebration of Japanese culture in Nashville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Public Square Park. Information: www.nashvillecherryblossomfestival.org. Festival Activities:

  • Cherry Blossom Walk – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Japanese Music & Dance
  • Martial Arts Demonstrations
  • Japanese Food Trucks & Vendors
  • Marketplace
  • Cultural Lectures

Nashville Wine and Food Festival

This event features over 30 wineries, local restaurants, breweries, a beer garden, cocktail lounge and local vendors. Guests can enjoy browsing the food and wine villages, meeting chefs and sommeliers and attending seminars while tasting samples of some of the city’s best food and beverages. Fee: General Admission; $85, VIP: $125, Designated Driver: $40. Bicentennial Mall, noon-4 p.m. Information

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

Downtown Home Tour

The Nashville Downtown Partnership’s 15th annual Downtown Home Tour is where historic and modern mingle to deliver a neighborhood like no other. The tour showcases living spaces in historic and rehabbed buildings along with homes in brand new projects. Get home decor ideas, see amazing views, shop for condos, check out apartments and get an idea of what it’s like to live downtown during the self-guided tour featuring nine buildings. Purchase tickets ($10) on the day of the tour at the Nashville Downtown Partnership beginning at 11:45 a.m. Nashville Downtown Partnership, 150 4th Ave. North. Information

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

Chamber North Meet-Up

Join North Nashville business and community leaders after work to mingle and talk about news relevant to the North Nashville region. Registration for this monthly event is requested. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will not be provided, but we encourage attendees to support Market House vendors. Nashville Farmers Market, The Picnic Tap, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 4:30-6 p.m. Information

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee

An opportunity to network with area Chamber members over breakfast and coffee. Learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Topic: How the business community can engage with area nonprofits. Special Guests: Brian Hassett, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Ellen Lehman, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and Meg Morgan from Center for Nonprofit Management. Hampton Inn & Suites Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Road, Nashville. 8-9:15 a.m. Free event, registration required. $20 for future members after two complimentary visits. Information: mwortendyke@nashvillechamber.com, http://web.nashvillechamber.com/events

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

Business Studio: Reclaim Your Time

Nearly every small business experiences stress during times of growth and success. One of the primary causes is a lack of clearly defined, optimized and articulated business processes. This workshop will focus on how to successfully create a process map that you can use as a foundation for continual improvement. Speaker: Joe Page, Page Resource Group. During this session, participants will learn tried and true methods to improve their business including:

  • Types of process maps
  • Business process mapping for small businesses needs
  • Creating a process map that works for your business
  • Basics of process metrics and benchmarks

Center for Medical Interoperability, 8 City Blvd, Suite 203, Nashville. 2:45-5 p.m. Fee: Complimentary. Information

Nolensville Business Mixer

Network and connect at our inaugural Nolensville Business Mixer. Mill Creek Brewery, 2008 B Johnson Industrial Blvd., Nolensville. 4-6 p.m. Fee: Business Partner- $16, Guests - $20. Information