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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


    Agents of Their Own Destiny: Race and Remembrance in a Civil War City, Special Tours

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    On each Saturday during the month, tours will be offered to sites associated with the Battle of Nashville including the Glen Leven Estate, Peach Orchard Hill, Granbury's Lunette, Fort Negley...more

    Battle of Nashville Special Tours

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb Academy, Nashville

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    On each Saturday during October, guests will tour sites associated with the Battle of Nashville including the Peach Orchard Hill, Granbury’s Lunette, Fort Negley and Historic Travellers...more

    Hauntings at The Hermitage

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

    October 25, 2014

    Join us for Hauntings at The Hermitage for an evening of historic mystery and fright! The event will be divided into two sessions--one for families with young children, and one for visitors...more

    Ronnie McDowell at the Historic Donoho Hotel

    Presented by Ronnie McDowell

    October 24 - October 25, 2014

    A night of music and comedy for the whole family at the historic Donoho Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, TN.  Stay for the show or stay the night! Beautiful Hotel, Great Food, Beautiful...more

    Algood Train Excursion

    Presented by Cookeville - Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at Cookeville Depot Museum, Cookeville

    October 25, 2014

    Ride a fully restored Tennessee Central Museum Train as it winds along the historic rail from Cookeville to Algood and back.  The train is air conditioned, and the view is relaxing, so get...more

    Regions FREE Day - Hauntings at the Hermitage

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

    October 25, 2014

    For its October installment of Regions Free Day, Regions Bank invites families throughout Middle Tennessee to dress in their best costumes and attend the 14th Annual Hauntings at the Hermitage on...more

    A Day at the Fair with The David Ewing Collection

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

    July 10 - October 26, 2014

    “Why is the Parthenon in Nashville?” That is the Number One question we hear from visitors. The exhibit A Day at the Fair with The David Ewing Collection will answer this...more

    Whispers from the Past: An All Star Weekend

    Presented by RippaVilla Plantation at RippaVilla Plantation, Spring Hill

    October 25 - October 26, 2014

    Rippavilla will be hosting a special Whispers from the Past: An All Star Weekend with the Innovative Paranormal Research...more

    Gardening for Wildlife Series: Growing in the Fall

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

    October 26, 2014

     Many of us of think that the turning of the leaves and the browning of the garden means that the earth is getting ready to shut down for the winter. But for the native garden, fall is just...more

    "The Ryman Diaries"

    Presented by Greater Gallatin, Inc. at The Palace Theatre, Gallatin

    October 25 - October 26, 2014

    The Ryman Diaries, written by local educator and author, Debbie Watts, tells the story of Captain Thomas Ryman, the Cumberland River pilot and entrepreneur whose conversion to Christianity...more

    Community Trick or Treat Event

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    October 26, 2014

    Put on your best costume and be sure to bring your candy bucket to this Free Community Event.  This is a safe place to trick or treat! Visit all of the historic outbuildings for candy and...more

    Country Crossroads Farmers Market in Historic Whites Creek, TN

    July 16 - October 29, 2014

    Country Crossroads Farmers Market is located in Historic Whites Creek TN. If you have ever wanted to get out to the country in just 10 min from Nashville head to the farmers...more

    Music City Roots: Caleb Klauder, James McMurtery, John Oates, Del Barber, and Caroline Rose

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

    October 29, 2014

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    Middle TN Genealogical Society

    Presented by Middle TN Genealogical Society at FiftyForward Knowles Center, Nashville

    October 23 - October 30, 2014

    Beginning Genealogy Classes, "Stepping Stones to Find Your Ancestors" Instructor: Virginia Gooch Watson, an experienced teacher of genealogy classes since 1976. Subjects covered:...more

    Weekday Ranger Programs

    Presented by Stones River National Battlefield at Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro

    August 18 - October 31, 2014

      Listen to the story of a soldier or unit that fought in the Battle of Stones River.


    Martina McBride

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    November 1, 2014

    Martina first made the country charts in 1992. Her hit records since then have included such enduring classics as “Wild Angels,” “Safe in the Arms of Love,” “Wrong...more

    Famous Tennesseans

    Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Granville Museum, Granville

    September 5 - November 1, 2014

    The Granville Museum Presents "FAMOUS TENNESSEANS." Come view these featurettes from September 5 through November 1.

    This is a video documentary project, initiated by the...more

    Fall Photo Walk

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

    November 1, 2014

    Photographers, both amateur and experts alike, come hike the trails of Owl’s Hill and share in the photographing experience with fellow lensmen. We will be sharing tips and techniques from...more

    Hustler Hollywood Halloween Masquerade

    Presented by Iconic Dames at The Standard at the Smith House, Nashville

    October 31 - November 1, 2014

    Iconic Dames & Lovenoise present Hustler Hollywood Halloween Masquerade at The Standard. Enjoy a REFINED night with a cultivated society. Dress to astound in your Masquerade emsemble or your...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, and Edward David Anderson

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

    November 5, 2014

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

    '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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
    ...more

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