Flea Market in Nashville

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Flea Market in Nashville

The Tennessee State Fairgrounds Flea Market is considered among the Top 10 flea markets in the country. Dealers and vendors from 30 states offer their wares to the buying public. Eager shoppers travel hundreds of miles, often by the bus load, to peruse the bargains and hard-to-find items offered for sale. You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, house wares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month.

Tickets:

Free Admission + $5 to park

Info Phone: (615) 862-8993

Dates: September 23-September 25, 2011

Times:

Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday 7:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday 7:00am to 4:00pm

Tennessee State Fairgrounds

625 Smith Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Parkway Commemorates National Park Week with “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend”

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Parkway Commemorates National Park Week with “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend”

The Natchez Trace Parkway Commemorates National Park Week with “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend” on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

The Natchez Trace will recognize National Park Week, April 18-23, and Junior Ranger Day, with the annual “Celebrate Wildlife Weekend” on Saturday, April 23 at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All exhibitors and events will be outdoors and include:
·  Terry Vandeventer’s educational, fun, live snake program:  “Snakes of Mississippi” at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
·  Other exhibitors include the Tombigbee Pioneer Group and Mississippi State University
·  Wildlife Discovery hike along the Beech Springs Nature Trail
·  Hands-on activities
·  A special Junior Ranger Scavenger Hunt

All events are free and open to the public, so come join us! Mr. Vandeventer’s program will be available to local schools on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Interested teachers can call the Parkway Visitor Center at 662-680-4027 for availability.  The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at Milepost 266, just north of Tupelo, Mississippi.

For further information please call the Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417.

Franklin Theatre Marquee Lighting Ceremony

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Franklin Theatre Marquee Lighting Ceremony

It has been more than 40 years since the Franklin Theatre’s marquee has lit up 419 Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, and on Jan. 29, 2011, at 5 p.m., the marquee will once again shine. The Next Generation of the Heritage Foundation, comprised of 21-40 year old Heritage Foundation members, has made a $100,000 pledge to fund the replica of the original 1937 Franklin Theatre Marquee.

In honor of this special occasion, the Next Generation Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a “Champagne and Shopping Hour” beginning at 4 p.m. in many of the shops on Main Street. Participating shops include Avec Moi, Bathos, Bob Parks Realty, Bink’s Outfitters, Dion’s, Franklin Tea, The Heirloom Shop, Serendipity Skincare, VueOptique, Whats-In-Store, Yarrow Acres, and many more!

At 5 p.m., the ceremony will begin on the street in front of the Theatre. Main Street will be closed for the event beginning at 4 p.m., and parking will be available in Downtown Franklin’s two free parking lots located at 2nd Avenue South and 4th Avenue South. Don’t miss this moment in Franklin history!

Contact Deborah Warnick:  deborah@visitwilliamson.com

The Natchez Trace Parkway Welcomes Firehouse Community Arts Center for Black History Month

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Welcomes Firehouse Community Arts Center for Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, the Natchez Trace Parkway will host the Firehouse Community Arts Center of the Memphis Black Arts Alliance (MBAA) on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Using the performing arts of drama and music (song and instrumental) and visual media projections, the Firehouse Community Arts Center will offer education and entertainment for this year’s Black History Program. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, located at milepost 266, near Tupelo, Mississippi.

The MBAA will weave a multi-media musical story based on the rich synergy of music, drama, and daily life of these groups. African, Native American, Negro spirituals, and jazz will be presented.

Performers will include Naomi Williams Moody, Kent Suggs, and Carl S. Slappy. Ms. Moody has enjoyed a career in theatre for over twenty-five years, performing as a singer, actress, and master teacher of voice at the Memphis Black Arts Alliance. Ms. Moody is co-founder and producer of The Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre Company. Mr. Suggs, a world–traveled musician, plays and instructs students in blues, jazz, and Christian instrumental and vocal music. Once the director at B.B. King’s club on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, he now focuses on teaching students of all ages and providing musical direction for several local churches. Mr. Slappy has worked as a Light Designer for the Elijah Pierce Gallery and Martin Luther King Arts Complex, and is a founding member of the Memphis Black Arts Alliance.

This program is free to the public. For additional information, please call the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417.

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

October 23, 2010

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations that show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The demonstrations will take place at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi) from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The public is invited to watch pioneer lifestyle activities that often include corn-shuck doll making, basket weaving, beading, and quill pen demonstrations. Leatherworking and mountain dulcimer demonstrations will also be offered throughout the day. Children are invited to participate by dressing up in pioneer clothes and trying these activities firsthand.

This program is free to the public. For additional information, please call the visitor center at: 662-680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417.

Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Meriwether Lewis Arts & Craft Festival

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Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Meriwether Lewis Arts & Craft Festival

The Natchez Trace Parkway will host the annual Meriwether Lewis Arts and Craft Festival at the Meriwether Lewis Monument Site (Mile Post 385.9). The festival is sponsored by the Maury County Arts Guild and will take place October 9 and 10, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. In addition to shopping for traditional arts and crafts, National Park Service staff will be on site to answer questions and present formal programs on the life of Meriwether Lewis.

Programs will be offered at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. each day. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association will also be on site to play dulcimer music in the traditional style throughout the day. The Eastern National bookstore will be open in the log cabin and offer educational materials on the Parkway and Meriwether Lewis.

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, November 27, 2010

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, November 27, 2010

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations that show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The demonstrations will take place at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi) from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010. The public is invited to watch pioneer lifestyle activities that often include corn-shuck doll making, basket weaving, beading, and quill pen demonstrations. Leatherworking and mountain dulcimer demonstrations will also be offered throughout the day. Children are invited to participate by dressing up in pioneer clothes and trying these activities firsthand.

This program is free to the public. For additional information, please call the visitor center at: 662-680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417.