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Nashville Earth Day - April 19th

Event Hightlights

Live Music:

Checkout the line-up for the Youth and Main Stages

Learning Opportunities:

The Speakers and Workshops Tent will feature energy efficiency presentations and giveaways!

NEW IN 2014 – Farmer’s Market:

Buy locally grown produce in the Farmer’s Market located near the Green Market.

Yazoologo-RedYazoo Beer Garden:

Enjoy some locally brewed beer in the Yazoo Beer Garden located near the Main Stage.

Recycling & Disposal Drop-off Opportunities:

This year at the Nashville Earth Day Festival, you will be able to recycle and/or property dispose of some of your household goods.
  • Hand-held Electronics – Drop-off your cell phones, chargers, and other small hand-held electronics such as MP3 players, PDAs, and digital cameras at the Metro Beautification/Public Works booth.
  • Mercury Thermometers – Bring your old mercury thermometer and exchange it for a digital thermometer at the Metro Beautification/Public Works booth.
  • Unused or Expired Pharmaceuticals -  Bring your unused or expired pharmaceuticals for safe and proper disposal at the Metro Nashville Police Department’s exhibit.
  • Shoes – Bring your old shoes to the Soles4Souls exhibit.

Children’s Educational Activities:

The Children’s Area will feature hand’s on educational activities for the whole family.

Get to Earth Day Green:

You can do your part to help keep the air clean.Bicycle ParkingFree Bike Valet Parking -Free bike valet parking is provided at Earth Day by Walk/Bike Nashville.  So use pedal power to come over and have the peace of mind that your bike will be watched over while you enjoy Earth Day to the fullest.Take the Bus  – You can get to Centennial Park on the following Metro Transit Authority bus routes:

Where: Centennial Park

When: April 19, 2014 12:00 PM

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St. Jude Country Music Marathon - April 26th

The 15th annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon &amp; 1/2 Marathon presented by Nissan is set to hit the streets of Nashville on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Featuring many of Nashville’s best live bands on 28 stages along the 26.2, 13.1 and 3.1 mile courses, the musically themed road race is expected to attract over 30,000 runners, walkers and junior racers. The St. Jude Country Music Marathon &amp; 1/2 Marathon presented by Nissan is recognized as the ultimate tour of Music City, featuring historic sites like the Parthenon, The Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville's world-renowned Music Row and an expansive finish line festival outside the Tennessee Titan’s home, LP Field, located along the Cumberland River. The event culminates with a post-race concert, which has featured past acts Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Phil Vassar, Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride and Kenny Rogers.Race Date: Saturday April 26, 2014Race Time: 6:45 am Mini Marathon Start 7:00 am Wheelchair Invitational 7:00 am Marathon &amp; 1/2 Marathon Wave StartLocation: Start - Downtown-Broadway Finish - Outside LP FieldVolunteer: Not running or walking the race this year? Do friends and family want to help out? Visit the Official Volunteer page for the St. Jude Country Music Marathon &amp; 1/2 Marathon to volunteer. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnashville.competitor.com%2Fvolunteers%2F&amp;h=BAQFduNVc&amp;s=1" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://nashville.competitor.com/volunteers/</a>


When: April 26, 2014 12:00 PM

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Full Moon Pickin' Party - May 16th

EVENT DETAILSMusicians and music fans alike are invited to the Full Moon Pickin Party, presented by Friends of Warner Parks. This fundraiser features Middle Tennessee’s finest bluegrass music under the light of a full moon. All money raised from this laid-back affair will go directly back into the Parks to ensure preservation and protection of this treasured resource, and funding for free educational programs at the Warner Park Nature Center.Tickets are limited. Purchase in advance to make sure you get into this fun filled event. There will be a small processing fee for online reservations.When The Friday closest to a Full Moon from 7-11pm. See below for the full 2014 Schedule. Where Steeplechase Barn at the Equestrian Center (map) 2500 Old Hickory Blvd. in Percy Warner Park. Cost $15 in advance $20 at the door for adults ages 16 and up $10 for ages 7-15 years old FREE for Children ages 6 and underDifficulty: This is a fun social event, no experience necessary! Registration Deadline: See event site for more details Group Size Limit: See event site for more detailsParking: Parking is available in the grassy area at the park entrance. Follow the traffic directors.POLICIESChildren Policy: This is a family friendly event. Buy glowsticks at the concession stand to keep track of your kids in the dark! Dog Policy: Friendly dogs on leashes welcome Weather Policy: This is a rain or shine event Cancellation Policy: See event site for more detailsSPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTPickers with a BLUEGRASS instrument pay only $5 at the door. All instrument cases will be subject to search. Discounted entrance qualifies for the following bluegrass instruments only:

  • Guitars
  • Mandolins
  • Banjos
  • Fiddles & Bass Fiddles
  • Lap Steels
  • Dobros
  • Dulcimers
  • Autoharps
  • Accordions
  • Harmonica Sets (minimum 5 piece set)
Please note: Single harmonicas, ukuleles, drums and additional instruments not listed above are permitted, but they will not qualify for $5 entry.2014 EVENT DATESMay 16th June 13th July 11th August 8th September 5th October 3rdREGISTRATIONAdvanced purchased reservations must be received no later than 5:00pm the Thursday BEFORE the event. Tickets may be purchased online or by cash/check at the Friends of Warner Parks Office. Call 370-8053 for more information. There is a small convenience charge for online ticket purchasing. This event is rain or clear skies event.Beverages included in the ticket price. Adult admission includes 4 beers. No outside alcohol permitted. Water and sodas available to all. Food will be available on site for purchase. Bags and instrument cases subject to search.For ADA accommodation, please contact at 370-8053.

Where: Warner Park

When: May 16, 2014 8:00 PM

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Tour de Cure - May 17th

The Tour de Cure is the signature cycling event to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone, from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether participants ride 10 miles or 100 miles, they will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey, and fans to cheer them on! Every rider has a minimum fund raising goal of $200, with the ability to earn special rewards and prizes during the ride when you exceed your fundraising. The American Diabetes Association is aiming to raise $185,000!When: Saturday, May 17th at 6:00am-9:30am Check In Times (see ride schedule below) Where: Healthways World Headquarters 701 Cool Springs Blvd Franklin, TN 37067 Cost: $15 registration fee + $200 minimum fundraisingDifficulty: Distance options include 10 miles, 30 miles, 62 miles, and 100 miles Registration Deadline: Group Size Limit:Parking: There is designated parking at Healthways for ride participants.POLICIESChildren Policy: This is a family friendly ride Dog Policy: See event website Weather Policy: see event website Cancellation Policy: see event websiteRIDE SCHEDULEClick here for a description of the routes.

DistanceCheck-inStart Time
100 Miles6:00 A.M.7:00 A.M.
62 Miles6:00 A.M.7:00 A.M.
30 Miles8:30 A.M.9:30 A.M.
10 Miles9:30 A.M.10:30 A.M.
RED RIDER PROGRAMAre you a Red Rider? Red Riders are Tour de Cure participants living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The Red Rider program supports those living with diabetes and showcases their courage in fighting their disease each and every day. Diabetes is a fight.  You know it is.  With amazing courage, you fight the fight every single day. You're the very heartbeat of our inspiration to ride. We ride for you and we ride with you...and we will continue to ride until we find a Cure. For every time you've felt alone or like nobody understands how hard it really is. You won't have to look very far...there will be another red jersey right by your side. You'll see a mass of other colored jerseys too. And hear the exhilarating sound of voices cheering you on.

Where: Healthways World Headquarters

When: May 17, 2014 12:00 PM

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