Welcome to Your Middle Tennessee Weekend Vol. 36

 Welcome to Your Middle Tennessee Weekend! If you're looking for something fun to do, then look no further! 

Mark your calendar and join us in celebrating Women's Health Month this May at our Women's Health Workshop!
Gibbs Pharmacy is partnering with Jimmy Floyd Center to bring you a free women's health workshop! This is a great opportunity to meet other ladies and learn more about the various health issues we face as women, as well as solutions and services provided in our community. With guest speakers Jenny Powell, CPhT, Diabetic Educator and Health Coach from Gibbs Pharmacy, Megan Whitaker, NP from Lett Aesthetics, and Linda Durham, DPh, pharmacist from Gibbs Pharmacy.
May 12th, 2023 at 5pm in the conference room at the Jimmy Floyd Center. For more information please reach out to us at 615-449-3355.

Join us at The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe in Gallatin, TN for pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more! The perfect crafty night out!
Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink pot, 2 letter guides, tracing paper and straight pen holder), and all materials to write on. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the workshop!

Family and friends, both old and new can join in this FREE celebration event of BBQ - http://www.borobbqfest.com/
The Annual Boro BBQ Festival will take place on the historic grounds of Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Smell that smoke, eat some competition-style BBQ, play in the family zone, and watch some of the top cookers in Middle Tennessee compete in the KCBS-sanctioned Dr. George Smith BBQ Brawl. This event annually attracts several thousand visitors to a day of family fun and adventure. Come on down, experience the aroma, and enjoy eating some of the finest BBQ east of the Mississippi River and west of the Great Smoky Mountains. We will roll out the red carpet and keep the lights on.

Join us in Portland, TN for the 82nd Annual Middle TN Strawberry Festival!
Thanks to our Exclusive Festival Sponsor - Sumner County Tourism! #VisitSumnerTN
Kicking off the festival on Friday, May 12th will be the Strawberry Jam Concert & Fireworks! Live music & food vendors will start at 5pm with Rubiks Groove headlining followed by fireworks at 8:30pm!
Friday night events are off E. MARKET STREET in downtown Portland!
The main festival day will be Saturday, May 13th! 200+ vendors, multiple music stages, kids' area & magic stage and parade at 4pm to end the day!
Visit www.MiddleTNStrawberryFestival.com for more information & schedule of events.
Did you know you can view an interactive map & see our vendor list at the below link?
https://www.middletennesseestrawberryfestival.net/festiva... for Interactive map & vendor list
No admission fee and free parking / shuttles!

Visit Watertown to find unique artisans and food trucks at an open air marketplace on the historic town square.

DelMonaco Winery Staff Will Be On The Train
To Host Wine Tastings In Every Car
Come enjoy some wine on an excursion train ride on a restored classic streamlined stainless steel passenger train!  During the layover in Watertown, visit the restaurants for lunch and shop the stores around the square.  DelMonaco will be selling wine at their store in Watertown and you are welcome to bring it back with you to enjoy on the train. Order your tickets soon as this trip sells out quickly! Wine, beer and cocktails will also be for sale on the train!

with Oso Oso and Emily Wolfe
May 14, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Travellers Rest Historic House Museum presents A Day Out with Mom on May 13, 2023 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This program will feature a house tour, artisan demonstrations, and other activities to enjoy with your family at Travellers Rest. A fun and educational day out with mom (or any motherly figure) awaits you. Activities and artisans will include:
Melissa Goodwin providing weaving demonstrations.
Additonal artisans to be announced.
Take a guided house tour.
Make a woodblock print Mother’s Day Card.
Enjoy a tour of the herb garden.
Enjoy music on the grounds.
Enjoy a cup of tea on the porch of the historic home.

The luminous light installations featuring the work of renowned British artist Bruce Munro return to Nashville in the exhibition, LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood. Munro first presented his award-winning outdoor art exhibition for only the second time in North America at Cheekwood in 2013. Cheekwood is honored to again host this exhibition for a special 10th anniversary celebration featuring immersive, grand-scale light installations that are displayed throughout Cheekwood’s beautiful vistas, manicured gardens, The Carell Trail, in the Historic Mansion & Museum and Frist Learning Center. 
LIGHT is designed to respond to and enhance the outdoor garden and indoor gallery experiences, encouraging an awareness of our individual and collective journeys through time and space. The interplay between Munro’s three-dimensional creations and the surrounding environment—at dusk and after dark—heightens the sense of time’s passage, reinforced through works with expressed childhood and literary themes. Whether backlit sea glass or pigment on paper, his two-dimensional works likewise comment on life through the “language of light” as seen in the mansion galleries.
Nashville Sounds vs. Gwinnett Stripers
The Nashville Sounds will take on the Gwinnett Stripers at First Horizon Park!

PS: Know of a cool and entertaining event coming up?

Let us know because we'd LOVE your input on what goes into future editions of Welcome to the Weekend!!

If you make it to any of these awesome events we would love to hear what you thought and for you to share any pictures of your experience!  

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