I have another exciting book event for you! This Sunday from 1-3 pm at Sweethaven Drive by for a signed book from Elisabeth Hasselbeck , grab a scoop or two and support Camp Wonderfully Made Please consider purchasing a book for a girl at Frank Town Open Hearts or Preston Taylor Ministries https://wonderfullymadeministryforgirls.com/shop
Nashville Zoo is partnering with the Community Resource Center to launch the first Souper Bowl Food Drive, a seven-day event to collect shelf-stable food for our community in need. Beginning on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 7), Nashville Zoo is asking for donations of shelf-stable food. In return, the Zoo will offer a complimentary admission ticket for every four donated items with a limit of two tickets per donation. Guests must be present to receive complimentary admission tickets which can be used anytime through the end of 2021. Shelf-stable food includes canned food, jarred food, boxed food, snacks like protein bars and potato chips, and shelf-stable milk. The Community Resource Center encourages guests to donate popular items like peanut butter, cereal, canned fruit, canned meat (chicken or tuna), and canned vegetables. All donations must be in a sealed container and no less than 1 month from the expiration date. Nashville Zoo will collect all donations at the Zoo’s Entry Village gates from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m daily. Zoo admission is not required to donate food. After Feb. 13, the Community Resource Center will work with local partners to deliver the food to communities in need.
For the third year, Cheekwood is excited to present Orchids in the Mansion, an exhibit that celebrates orchids and other tropical foliage with colorful and creative displays arranged throughout the Mansion’s historic rooms. The exhibit will be open to the public beginning Saturday, Jan. 30, and will run through Sunday, Feb. 28.
There will also be a Virtual Lecture series to discuss this year’s displays and at-home orchid care. The first, “Orchids 101 Online Workshop,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and will cover foundational information for growing common orchids year-round. The second lecture, “Orchid Repotting Online Workshop,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and will share the essential steps for repotting orchids. Advanced registration is required for both lectures, which cost $15 for non-members and $12 for members. Learn more and register at www.cheekwood.org/calendar.
Admission to this exhibit, which will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., is included with the purchase of a “Gardens & Mansion Access” ticket, which must be purchased in advance online at cheekwood.org. Admission for members is free and must be reserved in advance online.
Winterfest is happening at Gaylord Opryland now through March 21st! Activities include: At Pinetop outdoor village, there’s plenty of space for enjoying oversized winter light displays, live performances, tubing, ice skating and lessons, ice bumper cars, winter warmer beverages plus an all-new, live Fire & Ice Skating Show featuring champion skaters, big jumps, fast spins and awe-inspiring throws and lifts. Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt where kids and adults become real-life explorers as they navigate the resort for clues to earn a special prize. Travel down our scenic indoor river for the Winter Riverboat Ride in the 4.5 acre Delta atrium ∙ The Wildlife Rescue Experience presented by bubly™ guides guests throughout the resort to track down endangered species and help ensure that they are monitored for their protection. The free adventure highlights indigenous animals from Colorado and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before the participants’ eyes. Private carriage rides The resort’s famous Magnolia lawn holiday lights display will remain in place through March 21 for a wintry evening stroll ∙ Other free activities include a movie theatre, Winter Animal Encounters, selfie spots, and self-guided hotel tours
HQ’s Beercade Suessville on 2nd,” will take place through early March of 2021. This interactive pop-up will feature magical installations created by a set designer from Seussical the Musical. There will be a new menu of eccentric cocktails, in which HQ Beercade will donate 10% of select drinks sold to the Nashville Neighbors Fund to support the victims of the Christmas Day bombing of Downtown Nashville. The pop-up will be open Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. All ages are welcome. Admission is $5.