To-do list: 6 events to check out in Southwest Nashville this month

The ninth annual Hustle for the House benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville and features 1-mile and 5K races.

The ninth annual Hustle for the House benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville and features 1-mile and 5K races.

Your ultimate local guide for the months of August and September.

Dance into the night at Centennial Park event

August 31
Enjoy a night of big band music and dancing at the 36th annual Big Band Dance Series at Centennial Park. The event features music by the Moonlighters as well as two free dance lessons beginning at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 7-10 p.m. Free. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 615-862-8400.

Learn how to grow food at Edgehill Community Garden

Sept. 3 & 10
Join the Nashville Public Library Edgehill branch as participants tend to the Edgehill Community Garden. The event is recommended for ages 6-16. 4-5 p.m. Free. Nashville Public Library Edgehill, 1409 12th Ave. S., Nashville. 615-862-5861.

Celebrate Greek culture, cuisine at annual festival

Sept. 6-8
The 32nd annual Nashville Greek Festival returns for a weekend of Greek cuisine, educational events, live music and dancing. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). $3 (admission). Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4905 Franklin Pike, Nashville. 615-333-1047.

Receive free medical, dental and vision services at annual event

Sept. 7
Medical Missions at Home, hosted by Saint Thomas Health, provides free medical and dental services, as well as procedures and preventative screening for uninsured and underinsured residents regardless of income. All services are free and provided on a first-come, first-serve basis until the end of the event. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Municipal Auditorium, 417 4th Ave. N., Nashville.

Run for a good cause in Hillsboro Village

Sept. 14
The ninth annual Hustle for the House benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville and features 1-mile and 5K races. The races begin and end at the Ronald McDonald House and follow a course through the Hillsboro West End neighborhood. 6:30-11 a.m. $20-$35. Ronald McDonald House of Nashville, 2144 Fairfax Ave., Nashville. 615-343-4000.

Have fun with family at Green Hills Park Festival

Sept. 14
The Green Hills Park Festival features activities for adults and children, including face painting, an obstacle course, college football game screenings, a family-friendly movie at sunset and more, according to event organizers. 5-9 p.m. Free (admission). Green Hills Park, 1200 Lone Oak Road, Nashville. 615-499-6632.



Belmont University
Belmont University announces new indoor practice facility for student athletes

Belmont University announced plans to construct a two-story, 45,000-square-foot indoor training facility.

Fable Lounge opened Jan. 18 in West End at 114 28th Ave. N., Nashville. (Courtesy Fable Lounge)
Cocktail bar Fable Lounge now open in West End in Nashville

A new speakeasy in West End offers cocktails, beer and other drinks.

Win Bubble Tea opens second Nashville location near Belle Meade

Win Bubble Tea opened the tea shop's first Nashville location in 2018.

Nashville MLK Day
What to know about the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march, convocation in Nashville on Jan. 20

The annual ceremonial march will take participants from Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church to Tennessee State University.

United Apparel Liquidators opens fourth Nashville location in 12 South

The company has three other Nashville-area locations in Brentwood, Hillsboro Village and West End.

Metro Nashville Public Schools
Metro Nashville Public Schools board finalizes plan for director of schools search

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board has finalized the process for a nationwide search for their next director of schools.

Chopt Creative Salad Co
Chopt Creative Salad Co. opens at The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville

Chopt Creative Salad Co. offers salads, wraps and more.

Metro Nashville Public Works
Metro Nashville Public Works delays expanded recycling service

Metro Nashville Public Works had planned to increase recycling from once per month to every two weeks beginning in February.

The university will implement a number of new recommendations to reduce waste. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Vanderbilt University commits to achieve zero-waste status by 2030

The campus is expected to take action to reduce food waste over the next five years.

Moxy Hotels
130-room Moxy hotel now open in Hillsboro Village

Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt at Hillsboro Village, located at 1911 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, is the first hotel to open in the neighborhood.

Jewelry stores Diamond Cellar, Rolex to open near The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville

The shop will offer many brands, such as Cartier, Chanel and others, at the Nashville location.

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