Let a Billion Flowers Bloom: Walk Against Alzheimer’s

What better way to take a stand against the scourge of Alzheimer’s than by walking in support of a cure? And what better location around here to take that walk than Nashville’s Walk of Fame Park, the place where our memories of Music City’s music legends are embedded in concrete and surrounded by gardens?  On Oct. 27, the Alzheimer’s Association holds its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Carry a flower to represent your connection to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, a disease that has no cure. Yet. Imagine as you walk with others, flowers held aloft, that—someday—those flowers will represent Alzheimer’s survivors. Help make that beautiful day happen by joining the world’s largest fundraiser to fight this disease. Register at ALZ.org/walk.

Unrehearsed Dinner Series at Sinema

Chefs Kyle Patterson of Sinema and Bethany Halliger of Goo Goo Cluster team up once again for a ghoulishly good time. It’s the Unrehearsed Dinner series at Sinema, the October surprise version. Brave guests will enjoy a Halloween-themed, five-course dinner in Sinema’s “Backstage,” a private dining room with one long table. The food will be served family-style, allowing guests to break bread together, the ice being broken by a variety of cocktails and drink pairings with each course. Check out SinemaNashville.com/chefsbackstage. This will sell out!


Autumn Farm Day at Bells Bend Park

There is a reason people have been living for thousands of years on the peninsula we now call the Bells Bend Conservation Corridor—it’s breathtakingly beautiful. On Saturday, Oct. 13, bring the whole family to this 800-acre Nashville park that anchors the southern tip of the corridor. Festivities include an old-time fiddle and banjo contest with cash prizes, farm animals, hayrides, demonstrations and antique tractors. It’s a free event, but there will be local vendors and local barbecue. There are also two cross-country races, a 5k for adults and the “Pumpkin Patch Run” for kids. This is a 1-mile youth race in which each runner races a half-mile out to the pumpkin patch, collects a small pumpkin and returns with it across the finish line. All proceeds will go to the park! Visit HardWinAdventures.com to register for the runs.  

Nashville Cultural Festival

Nashville—the Athens of the South—has grown into a world city, a metropolis where 1 in 6 residents is foreign-born. The Nashville Cultural Festival celebrates the vibrancy this brings, providing a reminder in music and food and song and dance of what makes this city such a great place to live. The free festival aptly set beside the Parthenon will feature a variety of dance and musical performances on different stages, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes from around the world, a marketplace, hands-on children’s activities and an area just for teens. CelebrateNashville.org