It is going to be a rainy weekend in Music City with a 60% to 90% chance of rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Nashville. For those who are not braving the rain to attend the CMA Fest, here are four events to check out in Southwest Nashville.
Try out new voting machines at the Nashville Public Library Green Hills Branch
The Davidson County Election Commission will host a hands-on demonstration of new voting equipment that will be in service during the Aug. 1 general election. The new technology supports a voter-verified paper audit trail, according to the commission.
“The most noticeable change will be the paper ballot,” Davidson County Election Administrator Jeff Roberts said in a news release. “Voters will insert a blank ballot into the ballot-marking device and then make their selections on a touch screen. After printing their marked paper ballot, they will review their selections and proceed to a secure scanner to cast their vote.”
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. 615-862-8800. www.nashville.gov/election-commission
Collaborate on a mural at the Country Music Hall of Fame
In honor of country music artist and children’s literacy advocate Dolly Parton, families are invited to help with a new collaborative butterfly mural designed in the style of Eric Carle, author and illustrator of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
The completed mural will be on display in the Taylor Swift Education Center, an ongoing installation where families can learn about songwriting through hands-on activities. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $15.95-$25.95 (ticket included in general admission). 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 615-416-2001. www.countrymusichalloffame.org
Meet adoptable pets at PetSmart event
Head to PetSmart at 100 Oaks Mall in Berry Hill to meet adoptable pets. Agape Animal Rescue will be on-site to answer any questions about adopting, volunteering or donating to the nonprofit organization. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville. 615-386-0105. www.petsmart.com
Attend game night at Jackalope Brewing Co.
Join Jackalope Brewing Co. and Parnassus Books for an afternoon of board games, including Catan, Pandemic, Ramen Fury and others. Players can also bring games from home. 3-5 p.m. $5. 429B Houston St., Nashville. 615-873-4313. www.jackalopebrew.com