Event Highlights

Now thru September 19
The Farm at Natchez Trace pet food drive
The pet lodging facility, The Farm at Natchez Trace, is collecting unopened containers of dog food, cat food and kitty litter to take to needy animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. As the need is ongoing, The Farm will collect these items through Tuesday, September 19 and then send a loaded truck driven by employees to the SPCA of Dallas on September 20. The Farm is located at 9479 Highway 96 West in Franklin, near the intersection with Natchez Trace. The lobby hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 615-662-6628, email guestservices@thefarmatnatcheztrace.com or visit thefarmatnatcheztrace.com.

September 7
Screenings and discussions of Vietnam War
NPT’s is partnering with Middle Tennessee organizations in September to host three free preview screenings and discussions of The Vietnam War, the new 10-part, 18-hour series from Ken Burns and Kim Novick. This screening is part of the Seigenthaler Series and will be followed by a discussion on how the war changed American journalism with panelists Thomas Schwartz, Vanderbilt University history professor; and Leon Alligood, an MTSU journalism professor who embedded in Afghanistan as a Tennessean reporter. Ken Paulson, president of the First Amendment Center, will moderate the panel. RSVP to media@mtsu.edu. Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Place: John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University 1207 18th Ave. S. The second even is already full.

The Bellevue Community Chorus
The Bellevue Community Chorus has announced the start of  Fall rehearsals for the December 10 “Let’s Celebrate!” concert. Rehearsals begin Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m. at the Bellevue Church of Christ located at 7401 US-70S.  For more information call (615) 662-0377.

September 8-10
30th Annual Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is hosting its 30th annual Greek Festival starting Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10. Hours for Friday and Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to   7 p.m. The festival is held at 4905 Franklin Road and Tyne Boulevard. Enjoy entertainment, food, dancing and shopping. Admission is $3, free for children 12 and under, and first responders / active military personnel will    be admitted free. There will be free parking on church grounds   as well as a free shuttle service. For more information visit www.nashvillegreekfestival.com.

September 10
2017 Cancer Survivors Celebration
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will host the 2017 Cancer Survivors Celebration Sunday, 2 – 4 p.m. This year’s free event, offered in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vander-bilt, will be held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. South. There will be a photo booth during the family-friendly event with fun activities designed especially for children. Complimentary valet parking, desserts and beverages will be provided. The annual celebration is open to cancer patients, survivors, family members, friends and health care providers. This is a community-wide activity and patients and survivors are welcome no matter where they received their cancer care. For more details and to reserve a seat, visit www.vanderbiltsurvivorsday.org or call 875-9215. Organizers also are inviting participants to send in photos prior to the event that illustrate how patients and families celebrate life.

September 11
Fill the Truck event
The FiftyForward Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will sponsor the 3rd annual “Fill the Truck” event at select area Kroger stores to benefit the USO and the military members. The donations gathered provide refreshments for those serving our country as they pass through these USO centers. To volunteer to help, contact Liane Proctor, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator, at (615) 743-3426 or e-mail at lproctor@fiftyforward.org. Donation sites will be at the Kroger locations in Bellevue, Green Hills, Brent-wood, Melrose, Hermitage, Cool Springs, Madison and Donelson.
September 14
Reducing toxin exposure
Robert C. Wingfield Jr., Ph. D., Professor of Chemistry, Fisk University, will discuss how participants can build healthy, resilient and sustainable neighborhoods, homes, and businesses while reducing their exposure to toxics. Come at 6:30 to socialize, and the program will begin at 7 p.m. at Radnor Lake Visitor Center. This program is free and open to the public.

September 16
Historic Homecoming and Green Hills Park Festival
The Historic Homecoming will be at 2 pm at the Green Hills Library.  It’s a free event.  Then, the Alliance for Green Hills is co-hosting the Green Hills Park Festival later on the same day at the Green Hills Park, starting at 4pm and will run until an outdoor movie shown at sunset is finished. The event will have food trucks, face-painting, jewelry and clothing for sale, beer and wine garden, silent auction — and more. The event is free.

Mutt Strutt and Dog Day Festival
Two fun events are happening in Centennial Park: A 5k run and walk at 9 a.m. that includes fundraising opportunities and prizes. Also, the dog day festival, from 10 am to 4 p.m., at a $5 admission, brings together pet lovers with activities for pets and the whole family.

September 23
Senior Adult Health Fair
Bellevue Baptist Church will be hosting  Senior Adult Health Fair on Saturday, September 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This will be a day of fun, food, fellowship, and more. There will be shots available (by appointment) for flu, pneumonia, and shingles, free Medication Disposal Box for any unwanted medications. There will be more than 30 businesses and services serving Seniors, including: GriefShare, Wellness, AARP Tax Aid, Alzheimer’s Association, Medicare Advice, and, much more free coffee and pastries, door prizes every hour games, live music and fun for all. For more information, contact Bellevue Baptist Church at 615-646-2711 or go to bellevuebaptist.com

September 24
Music at Covenant Baptist Church
The 3rd annual Music Festival at Covenant Baptist Church, 8201 McCrory Lane, will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. There will be all styles of music, from contemporary and southern gospel, to bluegrass and congregational singing.