Aug. 3-5 in Progressive Nashville
Written by Natalie Davis on August 3, 2015
Monday is a quiet day on the prog front, but there are things to do Tuesday and Wednesday. The next couple of days also presents an opportunity — if you haven’t already voted in the mayoral polling — to do your homework on the candidates and issues that will be on the upcoming ballot. The 2015 Metro Nashville and Davidson County Election is Thursday, Aug. 6. Make the time leading up to that important occasion count and use your voice to choose our new mayor.
Give a thought to the concept of peace in the world on Wednesday, too: Aug. 5 marks the 70th anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima in Japan. Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with us!
On to the events…
TUESDAY, AUG. 4
- The Nashville Urban Herb Co-op has its first Tuesday of the month regular meeting at the Richland Park Library. This is a gathering for those they call “herbies,” people interested in sharing and learning about herbs. Everyone is invited to come! The meeting starts at 6 pm at 4711 Charlotte Ave., 37209. Email Peacescapes@aol.com for additional information.
- The Nashville Peace and Justice Coalition is asking for your support to lobby for gas compressor station restrictions. Last month, the Nashville Metro Council voted unanimously in favor of Council member Lonnell Matthews’ bill to restrict gas compressor stations to industrial zones. The third and final reading is scheduled for Tuesday at 6pm. Here’s a chance to make progressive voices heard: Show up in yellow T-shirts to show support for the restriction. Come and help make this the law of Davidson County!
- Also meeting the first Tuesday each month — usually — is Veterans for Peace Chapter 89. This month, the organization has rescheduled its Aug. 4 gathering to Thursday, Aug. 6. The group of pacifistic soldiers welcomes all, including civilians, to attend. The event kicks off at 7 pm Thursday at International Market and Restaurant, 2010 Belmont Blvd, 37212. Need further details? Contact Joey King at email@example.com or 615-485-1616.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5
- If it’s Wednesday, West End United Methodist Church surely has its collective arms wide open to give you A Place at the Table. The weekly community dinner and movie/lecture series, according to Martha Stamps Catering, is sure to expand your palate, broaden your horizons, and warm your heart. The evening includes at Farm TAble starting at 5 pm, a Stamps-catered buffet supper at 6 pm, and a film or lecture at 7 pm. The cost is $12 for grownups and $6 for children. Reserve your seat(s) by calling West End United Methodist Church at 615.321.8500 before 11:30 am Wednesday. Find the church at 2200 West End Ave., 37203.
- Care about the planet? Respect science? This is the event for you. At 6 pm Wednesday, Aug. 5, Climate Action holds a planning meeting at Friends Meeting Housee, 530 26th Ave. N.
- Random Music Group/Nashville and Renegade Radio Nashville’s Inspire America Foundation benefit concert is finally here! On Wednesday, come support local outreach to inner-city kids and seniors that began last June. Inspire America also operates projects including a city-wide community clean-up, its “Keep the Music Alive” effort giving musical instruments to underprivileged children, and “The Inspire Freedom Project” targeting child trafficking. The concert features a host of great musicians including Ty Herndon, Webb Wilder, Deborah Allen, the duo Lockhart, and Mila Mason. Lots more too. This is going to be hot — and all for a superb cause. Admission is $10, and if you cannot go, give to the effort. The show is at 3rd and Lindsley, 818 3rd Ave. S, 37210. Showtime is 8 pm.