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


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.

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