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    George Dickel Distillery Tour

    Presented by George Dickel Distillery at George Dickel Distillery , Tullahoma

    October 1, 2009 - Ongoing

    You won’t find Cascade Hollow on most maps. Nestled on the Highland Rim of the Cumberland Plateau, you will find us about halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga. The ancient limestone shelf of this plateau provides water than runs fresh and clear from the nearby Cascade Springs, and it made the perfect spot to build a distillery.

    Come tour the distillery ...more


    Day of the Dead: Ancient Animals and Historic Peoples Among Us

    Presented by Fort Negley at Fort Negley, Nashville

    November 1, 2014

    Join us November 1st for our Day of the Dead!

    Join us from 1:00pm to 4:30pm as we explore Fort Negley's natural history and the fossils of Middle Tennessee. Be...more

    150th Aniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville

    Presented by Johnsonville State Historic Park at Johnsonville State Historic Park , New Johnsonville

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    Come to Johnsonville State Historic Park for the 150th Anniversary Event of the Battle of Johnsonville.  Reenactments will take place though out both days, cannon firing...more

    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville Commemoration

    Presented by Friends of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park at Nathan Beford Forrest State Park, Eva

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    Come to Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park's Eva Beach for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville. Living history demonstrations of Confederate forces will take place throughout...more

    Sunday in the Park

    Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Edwin Warner Park, Nashville

    November 2, 2014

    The Friends of Warner Parks and 2014 event co-chairs Candy Bass and Elizabeth Akers are thrilled to celebrate the 25th year of Sunday in the Park.

    Since 1990, this tradition has brought...more

    Fall Campout!

    Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    Come camp out at Owl's Hill before the days get short! It's a fun and easy way to go camping. We will provide dinner (which you will help cook!), s'mores, and a light breakfast on...more

    Life in Colonial America for Kids

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - North Branch, Nashville

    November 5, 2014

    We will explore the life of children who lived in Colonial America: what type of clothing they wore, the games they played, the food they ate, the stories they listened to, and even the chores...more

    Music City Roots: Missy Raines, Caroline Reese, Edward David Anderson, Tommy Malone, and more

    Presented by Music City Roots at Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin, Franklin

    November 5, 2014

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    'Disastrous Deaths' Book Signing and Discussion with Ridley Wills, II

    Presented by BookManBookWoman Bookstore and Land Trust for Tennessee at The Land Trust for Tennessee's Glen Leven Farm, Nashville

    November 6, 2014

    Best-selling Nashville author Ridley Wills, II at the Glen Leven Farm, 4000 Franklin Pike, signs and discusses his new book DISASTROUS DEATHS: FROM THE DUELING GROUNDS ON RED RIVER TO MURDER ON...more

    2014 Artists’ Workshop

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    November 6, 2014

    Belle Meade Plantation invites you to join us for a two-part workshop led by Nashville artist Vicky Batholomew and 2014 Belle Meade Plantation Art Show Juror and Ron York.  In the morning...more

    Murder Mystery Excursion Train to Watertown

    Presented by Tennessee Central Railway Museum at Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

    November 8, 2014

    Come ride with us on a trip back when times were simpler and not so hurried- Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s classic traditional American streamlined passenger train takes you on a...more

    Music from The Mockingbird Sings

    Presented by Global Education Center at Global Education Center, Nashville

    November 8, 2014

    Cast members from The Mockingbird Sings, an original play about the origins of country music in Bristol, Tennessee, will share music, stories and skits from the play. This evening promises to be...more

    Monthaven Art Society Exhibit

    Presented by Hendersonville Arts Council at Monthaven Mansion, Hendersonville

    September 26 - November 8, 2014

    The Monthaven Art Society warmly welcomes the community to their 2014 Autumn Art Exhibit. The lovely historic setting at Monthaven Mansion will be the backdrop for Monthaven Art Society's wide...more

    New Docent Training Class

    Presented by The Parthenon and Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

    September 13 - November 8, 2014


    Fall is a time of new beginnings, especially for students—whatever their age. There is something energizing about the leaves turning and the sun’s changing slant and the weather...more

    Farm to Table Supper

    Presented by The Kitchen Cabinet and The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

    November 8, 2014

    Join us for an event to remember at the Home of President Andrew Jackson with live fiddle music, good food and great company. Using herbs grown right in the garden's of the Hermitage along...more

    Christmas on Commercial

    Presented by Monterey Dinner Theater Group at Monterey Community Center, Monterey

    November 8, 2014

    Both the Dinner and Dessert theatre will be at the Monterey Community Center. Christmas on Commercial features actors portraying former residents of Monterey's PGlory Days." Here from...more

    Chrissie Hynde

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    November 10, 2014

    Chrissie Hynde has confirmed a 25-date North American tour in support of her critically and commercially hailed Stockholm, which debuted in the U.S. Top 40 upon its June release here on...more

    Tuesday Autumn Foliage Hikes

    Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

    October 21 - November 11, 2014

    Fall is upon us! This series of guided walks is just for adults and allows one to follow the progression of fall at Owl’s Hill. Walks begin promptly at 1:00pm. Cameras and binoculars...more

    Let's Get Acquainted With Some Native American Customs

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - North Branch, Nashville

    November 12, 2014

    We will explore the lives of various Native Americans and some of their folk tales and beliefs.


    Music City Roots: Jake Leg Stompers, Angaleena Presely, Mary Gauthier and Pat and Jamie McLaughlin

    Presented by Music City Roots at Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin, Franklin

    November 12, 2014

    Music City Roots, Live From Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin is a weekly,...more

    DelMonaco Winery Fall Excursion Train!

    Presented by Tennessee Central Railway Museum at Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

    November 15, 2014

    Take a different autumn trip with an excursion train ride in a restored classic 1950s era American streamlined stainless steel passenger train to DelMonaco Winery! There will be door...more

    The African-American Experience in the Civil War Era: A Symposium by Lipscomb University

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Shamblin Theatre, Nashville

    November 15, 2014

    A day-long symposium featuring lunch, talks by three expert authors and a book-signing, and a discussion of the history of Fisk University before and after the war.

    • James McPherson,...more

    Fall Foliage Ranger Rides

    Presented by Milky Way Farm at Milky Way Farm, Pulaski

    October 1 - November 15, 2014

    Visit the back trails of Milky Way Farm to the historic sheep barns and enjoy the beautiful fall colors of the hillside overlooks. Rides are $20 per person. Rangers provided by Shoals Outdoor...more

    The African-American Experience in the Civil War Era

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Shamblin Theatre, Nashville

    November 15, 2014

    Authors James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and retired Princeton professor; Joseph Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina; and...more

    Blue & Gray Days

    Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    November 14 - November 15, 2014

    Blue & Gray Days draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year.  Hosted by both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and get...more

    A Storytelling Celebration: A Tellabration!

    Presented by Tennessee Storytelling Association is now Volunteer State Tellers at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

    November 16, 2014

    Enjoy an afternoon of traditional and orginal stories by some of Middle Tennessee's most engaging storytellers!  For Adults and Students 10 and older. Join us at the...more

    The 150th Anniversary Battle of Franklin Re-enactment at Carnton Plantation

    Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

    Re-enactors from all over the country will come together to bring the Battle of Franklin to life. Camps will be open for visitors to walk-through and experience civilian and soldier life in the...more

    Women's Right to Vote Celebration

    Presented by Nashville League of Women Voters at The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville

    November 18, 2014

    Join us at this kickoff cocktail reception to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the pivotal role Nashville played in the women's suffrage movement, 1914-1920, leading up to the passage of...more

    Lipscomb Lifelong Learning: “After the War”

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center, Nashville

    October 22 - November 19, 2014

    Instructor: David Hardin, writer, editor and historian

    David Hardin’s book, “After the War” retraces and examines the postwar lives and struggles of some of the Civil...more

    Middle TN Genealogical Society

    Presented by Middle TN Genealogical Society

    November 22, 2014

    26th Annual All-Day Seminar, TOPIC; Transportation, Education, & Government Programs: Records for My Family Story. SPEAKER: Paula Stuart-Warren, an internationally recognized genealogical...more

    Tennessee Mafia Jug Band: Benefit for The Musical Heritage Center

    Presented by Fiddle & Pick at Fiddle and Pick, Pegram

    November 22, 2014

    Annual fundraiser benefit for Musical Heritage Center. Mark your calendar for this very important event! Silent auction, hors d'oeuvres. Wine and other refreshments included in the ticket....more

    Lipscomb Lifelong Learning: The Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Women and Music

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center, Nashville

    October 27 - November 24, 2014

    Instructor: Jeanne Newton, Lipscomb University, Adjunct Professor of Music Appreciation

    This course will survey many of the influential women who were integral to the Civil Rights...more

    Christmas In the Country

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

    November 28, 2014

    Enjoy a Country Christmas on the Historic Downtown Square in Livingston, Tn.  Join in the tree lighting, visit Santa, listen to Christmas Music while enjoying complimentry popcorn, peanuts,...more

    The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and Annual Illumination

    Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    November 30, 2014

    To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk. This event is free to the public.


    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
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    Livingston Exchange Club "Tour of Homes"

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

    December 7, 2014

    The tour includes several area homes, highlighting Christmas decorations.


    Wynnewood's Christmas Open House

    Presented by Bledsoe's Lick Historic Association at Wynnewood, Castalian Springs

    December 7, 2014

    See Wynnewood ( A National Historic Landmark) and Christmas traditions from the 1800's. 


    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
    ...more

    150th Battle of Nashville Event

    Presented by Metropolitan Historical Commission at Various Venues, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    Belle Meade Plantation invites you to join us as we celebrate the city-wide, all-day sesquicentennial event. There will be events commemorating the Battle of Nashville at all major historical...more

    Sesquicentennial Event

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    December 13, 2014

    We will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville with a day full of cannon fire, speakers, and period demonstrations.  This event is not to be missed!


    The Head and the Heart

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    December 14, 2014

    The Head and the Heart's 2011 self-titled debut album on Sub Pop remains one of the label's best-selling debut releases. In a few short months, The Head and The Heart went from playing...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
    ...more

    Nerd Night: 150th Battle of Nashville

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    December 18, 2014

    December 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville. Come out to Belle Meade Plantation, a site that witnessed action during the battle, for a trivia night focused on Civil War...more

    Owl Prowl

    Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

    October 16 - December 18, 2014

    Owl Prowl is back! Join Bob English of LEAPS for an evening of food and outdoor fun as we enjoy a meal in the Russell Gathering Pavilion, learn about Tennessee owls, then adjourn to the woods for...more

    42nd Annual Candlelight Tour

    Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    December 16 - December 20, 2014

    In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, the theme of this year's Candlelight Tour is "The Christmas That Never Was." The Carter House and Carnton...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    December 20 - December 21, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
    ...more

    The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    March 23, 2012 - December 31, 2014

    The Bakersfield Sound story begins during the Great Depression, when Bakersfield's cotton farms and oil fields attracted a mass migration of Dust Bowl refugees from Oklahoma, Texas...more

    Milky Way Farm Chocolate Estate Tours

    Presented by Milky Way Farm at Milky Way Farm, Pulaski

    July 12, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    The 1930's Chocolate estate of Candy Legend Frank Mars now opens its doors for tours of the 25,000 sq ft home and 1,100 acre farm.  Known for quality craftsmanship, amazing architecture, fine...more

    2014 Belle Meade Plantation Juried Art Show

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    November 6 - December 31, 2014

    Belle Meade Plantation invites you to attend their 2014 Annual Juried Art Show. The highly selective exhibit features paintings and sculptures by local artists celebrating the rich architectural...more

    50th Anniversary Father Ryan vs. Pearl Basketball Game

    Presented by Father Ryan High School at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville

    January 5, 2015

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Father Ryan vs. Pearl Basketball Game. The first of its kind, athletes from an integrated and an all-black high school shared the court. Celebration...more

    “Rendezvous with Destiny:” the 101st Airborne Division and D-Day

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    June 6, 2014 - January 10, 2015

    The Tennessee State Museum opened an exhibition on June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, commemorating the service and elite tradition of the 101st Airborne Division. The...more

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