PodX, Water Lantern Festival: 6 events in Southwest Nashville to check out in June


Listen to live podcasts and more at PodX

May 31 through June 2

The PodX podcast convention unites podcasters, networks and fans for a three-day event exploring the art of podcasting. PodX’s programming schedule features nearly 100 hours of panels, workshops, game shows and live broadcasts. 10 a.m.-4:40 p.m. $69-$199. Music City Center,

201 5th Ave. S., Nashville.


Pick up litter in Wedgewood-Houston for a free pint of beer

June 02

Jackalope Brewing Co. and nonprofit Turnip Green Creative Reuse are teaming up for Metro Nashville Public Works’ monthly community cleanup program, Pick Up for a Pint. Participants will spend an hour picking up litter in the Wedgewood-Houston community before visiting Jackalope Brewing Co. for a free pint of beer. 11 a.m. Free. Jackalope Brewing Co., 429B Houston St., Nashville. 615-873-4313.


 Trace your family roots

June 15

Join Nashville Public Library’s Green Hills branch for a genealogy workshop. Virginia Shepherd, a former education professor at Vanderbilt University, will teach attendees how to use genealogy resources to uncover their ancestry. No registration is required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Nashville Public Library Green Hills, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. 615-862-5863. www.library.nashville.org

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

June 21

Watch a full moon rise over The Warner Parks as bluegrass musicians perform at Friends of Warner Parks’ Full Moon Pickin’ Party. Along with three headlining acts, attendees are encouraged to bring their own instrument to play with other musicians between performances. 7-11 p.m. $10 (ages 7-17), $25 (adults). Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 615-370-8053.


Water Lantern Festival

June 22

Water Lantern Festival, a nationally touring event, allows participants to customize a floating lantern, which will be launched into the water at Centennial Park. The family-friendly festival also features live music, food trucks and activities. 6-10 p.m. $35. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. www.waterlanternfestival.com

Lend a hand at Radnor Lake State Park’s Volunteer Day

June 28

Hosted by Friends of Radnor Lake, this monthly volunteer event at Radnor Lake State Park includes tasks such as removing exotic plants, mulching trails and planting native vegetation. The event begins with a safety orientation followed by rundown of project goals. Bottled water, gloves and bug spray will be provided. 2-6 p.m. Walter Criley Visitor Center, 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. 615-373-3467. www.tnstateparks.com

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