Formerly Healthy Kids Day/H.E.A.L.s for Kids, the NashVitality Family Festival is a celebration of healthy eating and active living in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee community. Join us for games, active play and interactive demonstrations. Leave with the resources, information and inspiration your family needs to ensure a healthy and active summer.
Join Nashville B-cycle on Friday, March 8 in Fifth Third Plaza (corner of 5th Avenue North and Church Street) for this Nashville B-cycle spring event. Festivities include brief remarks by Mayor Karl Dean, live coverage by Lightning 100, demo bike rides and giveaways.
Show the bikes some love!
Ride a B-cycle to this event and receive a FREE Nashville B-cycle t-shirt. Sign up for an annual membership on site at this event and receive $10 off and B-cycle swag.
Save the date for the 7th Annual Southern Obesity Conference to be held at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, November 17-19, 2013.
Mitch Silver, Raleigh, NC planning director and president of the American Planning Association, will speak on "Changing Faces of America: The Opportunities and Challenges of 21st Century Demographics" at 5:30 pm Monday, February 25 in Harambee Auditorium at Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Avenue South.
Join Walk/Bike Nashville for the city’s largest tour of Greenways and Bikeways!
On May 18, hundreds of cyclists of all skill levels will embark on a leisurely ride along Music City's many wonderful bike friendly facilities. You're sure to learn a new route that you can use to get to work, go out on the town, or just enjoy a great ride.
The American Lung Association is hosting a fundraising event, the Fight for Air Walk, Saturday, May 18 at Public Square Park in Nashville. You can join a team or walk on your own.
A POD is where the general public would go to receive medication or vaccine in case of an outbreak/terrorist event (e.g. H1N1, Anthrax, etc.) The PODs will be staffed by Metro Public Health employees and volunteers. Volunteers are needed to serve as simulated “patients” coming through the POD. No additional training or background is needed; all instructions will be given the day of the exercise. Volunteers can expect to be at either location (they can choose which one to attend) from 7:30 a.m. until noon. T-shirts, emergency preparedness information bags and lunch will be provided to all who participate. For additional information, contact Todd Baker at 615-340-0535
The American Lung Association is hosting its inaugural Fight for Air Climb on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower. The Fight for Air Climb is a unique event in which individuals and teams race - running or walking up the 638 stairs to the observation floor of the Tennessee Tower. Every step and every dollar raised by our participants, sponsors, and volunteers will help the millions of people who are affected by lung disease.
Ghouls at Grassmere is celebrating another year of “spooktacular” family fun! This annual Zoo fundraiser is a community favorite boasting exciting Halloween activities designed to appeal to families with children ages 12 and under. Enjoy the merriment from Carn-Evil, Monster Mash, Haunted Hayride, Monster Lab, Scary-Go-Round, 20 themed treat stations and much more at one price! Put on your costume and “creep” on over for a night of ghoulish fun.
Are you looking for a fun and memory-making family activity? Then this race is for you! Kids in grades 1-12 team up with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor and compete in a series of fun challenges patterned after the show "The Amazing Race". Whether you run, jog, walk or watch, it'll be an experience you will never forget. It's more fun than a 5K!
Beloved Nashville institution Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art includes a bit of international culture with their Halloween celebration. The Dia De Los Muertos Fall Festival features Mexican music, art, cuisine, dance, displays and more in their 11th annual incarnation. This one’s our pick for best family-friendly event
Do you feel overwhelmed by the many roles women are expected to play in today’s world? Out of touch with what you want for your future? Take a break and refocus at Coming Home to Our True Selves, a women’s retreat hosted by Scarritt-Bennett Center.
Metro Public Health has released a new toolkit, which guides and encourages places of worship to create healthy opportunities for their congregants.
Love music? Love the outdoors? Love one, but not the other? Well come one out to some of these fabulous FREE concerts and see if you ove both together. Come and spoil your senses and indulge yourself in these multitudes of sound.
If you hear Bluegrass Music coming from Percy Warner Park, it's probably the Pickin' Party! Join the party and enjoy the park!
Shakespeare in the park is back!
Come out and sit under the stars and watch one of the works of one of the greatest play writes of all time
Calling all breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be! We all need a helping and support from time to time. The La Leche League of Nashville has set up several events just for you. For those of you who are interested in or are currently breastfeeding are welcome to call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at our meetings. Come join us!
Join 1,200+ volunteers for Nashville’s largest day of service benefiting Metro Nashville Public Schools on Saturday, Sept. 22!
Join Nashville on the Move!
Held the first Friday of every month, Nashville on the Move is a free lunchtime walking event designed to help employees become more active during their workday.
Metro Water Services now offers low-cost rain barrels, as well as delivery and set-up services.
Nashville joins worldwide movement to promote breastfeeding.
Are you a breastfeeding mother? Join thousands of other women across the world for The Big Latch On! August 4th from 10-11:30 am at Hadley Park Community Center.
Join others for a day of friends, fellowship and fun at the Community Health Event & Blood Drive, Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 10am – 2pm at Hermitage Community Center, 3720 James Kay Lane.
Sponsored by SCOTT’S CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH
Join Mayor Dean for a Demonstration of Nashville's New Bike Share Program
Mayor Karl Dean will participate in a demonstration of the new bike share program Nashville B-cycle, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at Public Square Park.
The city is expanding its bike-share system later this year to include 200 bikes available at 20 automated B-cycle kiosks throughout the urban core.
The Park and Recreation Finder helps residents locate a park and obtain information about recreation activities in their community. Use the online tool to locate a park or recreation area near you, complete with park profiles.
Vanderbilt Market at Medical Center Plaza Thursdays 3-6pm beginning May 3rd & running through September 2012. This is located at 2211 Garland Avenue Nashville, TN 37212 inside the Medical Center Plaza. The plaza is surrounded by Langford Auditorium, Children's Hospital, & Au Bon Pain (formerly McDonald's).
Night Market return for the 2012 season! Join us for this third Friday event. Our farm side will be overflowing with delicious local produce, meats, cheeses, and more.
A Good Cause Masquerading as a Good Time!The Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash is a Halloween themed party. This costumed affair typically includes spooky decorations, costume contests, a silent auction and/or live auction and frightfully fun entertainment including music, games, and much more!
The 106th Tennessee State Fair will be held Sept. 7-16 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. The theme for this year’s fair is “Pick Tennessee State Fair.”
Sometimes, we all need a little extra motivation to get up and get moving. There is no greater motivation than devotion to a great cause. So come and join us for a number of walks. Save lives while getting fit.
Education is the ultimate motivation to change your health and change your life. Join the circle and expand yours. Support yourself, support your life! Mondays at 6pm
Alignment Nashville (AN) is working to bring community organizations and resources into alignment in order to make a positive impact on Nashville’s youth. Come help support and foster public school success, children’s health, and the success of our community as a whole.
The Nashville FarmersMarket (NFM) is home to farmers, artisans, restauranteurs, and local business merchants throughout the year. We are divided into three distinct areas--each supporting locally owned & operated businesses. The market is also hosting tons of great events this summer for the whole family, so come out and join us and celebrate the local flavors of Nashville!
Each year your child is in school a multitude of things have to be taken care of within the few weeks prior and that, exiciting, first day of class. Here is some information that may make all of your first day of school prep a little easier.
Whites Creek community cookout to help bring back the glory days!Come out and see for yourself! Students, parents, faculty, alumni, neighbors, and more – everyone will be welcome at the Whites Creek High School community cookout!
Teen obesity is on the rise. The number of overweight and obese teens is growing rapidly. This is the first generation of young Americans who are expected to have shorter lifespans than thier parents. Encourage a more healthy and active lifestyle for your teen with a simple trip to the Main Library in Downtown Nashville, where they can play Wii for FREE, in a safe environment!
The next screening of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation" will be Tuesday, July 10 and feature Part 2: Choices, with an introduction by YMCA.
All screening times: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Downtown Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219
For more information: www.civicdesigncenter.org/citythink, or call (615) 248-4280
Come out and join us at the Warner Park Nature Center! The nature center is hosting an assortment of events this summer ranging from insect investigation to organic gardens and cooking. Many of the events are family oriented, so bring the whole family and join the fun!
All About Women is partnering with Alignment Nashville and Parent University to connect parents with the resources they need to live their healthiest and best lives. Parents, help your child be successful in school, at home, and in the community!
The Downward Dog Daze of Summer are now scheduled for 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. on the lawn of Centennial Park on Saturday, June 2nd, Saturday, July 7th and Saturday, August 4th. Come take advantage of this great opportunity to clear your mind and strengthen your body in the beauty of Centennial Park
Come help grow food for our local communities with The Nashville Food Project! Volunteers can expect a variety of garden tasks, including planting, harvesting and weeding.
Dartmouth College's Big Green Bus and East Nashville's Green Wagon are teaming up to offer a day full of sustainability education, community support, and local beer!
Don't miss their stop in Nashville on Friday June 29 and a full day of sustainability workshops on Saturday June 30!
Jump in & Join the Movement!
During the past 10 years, organizations, community groups and individuals in Nashville have been laying the foundation to create opportunities for all residents to live healthy, active and green lives. We are excited to announce NashVitality Partners, and invite you to help highlight this exciting movement in Nashville.
July is National Parks and Recreation Month! Download Metro Park's July calendar for ideas to get outside and explore Nashville Parks everyday of the month.
Come celebrate the longest day of the year with a great workout led by some of Nashville’s top instructors from Hot Box, Hot Yoga Plus, Krank and Willow Pilates.
All proceeds from the event will benefit The Nashville Mobile Market.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2012) - Next Mayor's Walk 100 Reunion walk Pedestrian Bridge to Shelby via Forest Green Loop.
Metro Transit Authority is hosting four community meetings on Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed “east-west connector” bus rapid transit line, which would stretch from West End Avenue to downtown Broadway, across the Cumberland River to East Nashville.
Night Markets return to the Nashville Farmers Market for the 2012 season! Join us for this third Friday event. This first one in June will be the very first time the ENTIRE Market will be open for Night Market & will be our biggest one yet.
The Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC), are hosting screenings of the four-part HBO Documentary Weight of the Nation, beginning June 12, 2012, at the Downtown Public Library, 615 Church Street, as part of the NCDC’s CityThink event series.
The Music City Bikeway is a 26-mile bike route that includes greenways, park roads, bike paths and shared lanes to connect eastern and western Davidson County with downtown.
The Groove is an innovative map of easy-riding routes across Nashville that interconnects neighborhoods and highlights comfortable cycling for all level riders.
Join local foodies, chefs and nutrition experts to learn how anyone can eat, shop and live healthier lives with basic food education. This event is geared towards everyone, from families to young professionals. We will even have a kids area where they can learn how to make healthy snacks.
Where we work can have a profound impact on our health and quality of life. Environments that support healthy eating and active living can help create the culture of wellness needed for communities to thrive.
Through the Healthy and Active Places of Work and Worship initiatives, Metro Public Health has produced a toolkit to guide employers through the process of creating and implementing policies that lead to improved employee health.
Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world,
and kids triathlons are a vital part of this trend. There is
no better way for a child to experience the benefits of a
healthy lifestyle focused on hard work, daily exercise and
Nashville is home to farmers markets nearly every day of the week. From intimate neighborhood markets to bustling public markets, we have it all. Several markets open this week, including 12 South and the East Nashville Farmers Market.
Tour de Nash 2012 - It's a ride, not a race
Tour de Nash is the signature annual event created and organized by Walk/Bike Nashville, including options suitable for the entire family.
May 18th is Bike To Work Day! Walk/Bike Nashville (http://www.facebook.com/walkbikenashville) is coordinating group rides to all areas of Nashville/Greater Nashville area.
Ride for Reading Nashville is looking for volunteer cyclists to help us deliver books to Dan Mills Elementary on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 sponsored by Regions Bank.
2012 St. Jude Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon presented by Nissan Finish Line Area on Saturday, April 28th at LP Field.
Volunteers are still needed! Volunteers will assist with medal distribution, gear return, food court and merchandise.
Dinner and Bikes is an evening of talk and videos about bicycle inspiration, vegan food, and a traveling book and zine shop.
This stop on the Dinner and Bikes Southern Tour 2012 is sponsored by Handmade & Bound 2012 and the Library at Watkins with the support of our friends at the Turnip Truck. Mangiamo!
JOIN THE FLOCK!
Come be a part of this exciting new Nashville organization committed to providing education, services and advocacy that support the responsible keeping of hens.
Christ the King's first Health Fair takes place Sat. April 14th in the Parish Hall from 12:30-4pm. All are invited at NO cost. The fair focuses on the whole person and will have with more than 25 vendors represented.
Take the Music City Star to Lebanon
All aboard on the Music City Star! This month’s Urban Design Forum is on the move!
The Nashville Civic Design Center is excited to announce this month’s Urban Design Forum as the official Transit Week event for Thursday April 19th from 5:30-7:45pm.
April 16-22 is Nashville's annual Transit Week. Events include rides with the Mayor, free rides the Farmers Market & more.
Healthy Kids Day/ H.E.A.L.s for Kids at Centennial Park on Saturday, April 14, 2012 · 11:00am - 3:00pm. Join us for a day of music, games, dance, and great information on healthy eating and active living.
Edgehill community residents can now ride the Route 2 Belmont to grocery stores in Green Hills including Kroger, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Walgreens. Entrances to these stores are only a few feet away from the bus stops.
The Metropolitan Historical Commission will host a living history day on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Nashborough on First Avenue North in Nashville.
In addition to Tennessee's laws pertaining to cyclist, and motorist while sharing the road with cyclists, Nashville has adopted laws to guide cyclist.
New School Garden Property Use guidelines published by Metro Nashville Public Schools
Join Mayor Karl Dean, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency & Metro Parks in celebrating the grand opening of Cumberland Park.
Volunteer to support the local food system at the launch of Hands on Nashville's Urban Farm and celebrate Global Youth Service Day.
Bells Bend Outdoor Center presents the Second Annual Outdoor Recreation Vendor Show!
Outdoor recreation equipment
Adventure clubs and services
Nature presentations in the Center
Learn how to make the most of your outdoor adventures!
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This is a "trade show" environment so just show up anytime!
The Nashville community will celebrate the 11th annual Nashville Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Centennial Park. This year’s festival will help the community take another step toward Mayor Karl Dean’s goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast.
The North Shore Animal League America presents The Tour for Life on April 14, 2012 at Metro Animal Care & Control, located at 5125 Harding Place here in Nashville. The fun runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The goal of this event is to bring public awareness about the fantastic animals at our shelters that are in need of good homes. Come join us for good family fun and best of all—Pet Adoption.
Mayor Karl Dean with the Tennessee Titans will host a free, citywide Field Day as a way for Nashvillians to come together and learn fun ways to be active outdoors.
Join the Children’s Mental Health Coalition on Saturday, May 5th from 11 am -2pm as we kick off Children’s Mental Heath Week for the entire middle Tennessee area with a festival at Bicentennial Mall State Park, Nashville, TN. The festival is free and open to the public. There will be games, entertainment, crafts, mascots and more.
Are you looking for an easy way to be active during the workday? Participating in a workplace walking club is a great way to accomplish this goal. This guide is designed to walk you through the steps to create a successful walking club at your workplace.
Farmer? Want to be? Interested in Organics and Sustainability for life or livelihood? Tennessee Organic Growers Association (TOGA) is the conference for you! Join us for our yearly gathering of farm tours, educational sessions, vendors and local food!
Join us on April 19th in Nashville, TN, at the Ellington Agriculture Center – registration is open and can be accessed at tnsnp.com.
Mayor, MTA Announce Free Bus Rides on March 9
“Fareless Friday” Promotion Aims to Encourage New Riders
As part of the Junior League of Nashville’s (JLN) commitment to children’s health, the JLN will host its annual Kids in the Kitchen project on March 3, 2012 at the Martha O’Bryan Center. Kids in the Kitchen is an initiative launched by the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) in 2006 to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition.
This year, the JLN’s hopes to attract a broader audience of children, fourth through sixth graders, including those at the James A. Cayce Homes, the city’s largest housing project.
“Transforming our Community into Becoming a Truly HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY”
Saturday, March 17, 2012
8:30am – 2:00pm
Appleton Room, Jubilee Hall
Fisk University Campus
Addressing reduction in our use and exposure to toxics, healthy eating and active living, social determinants of health, consideration of health impacts in community planning and development, training for green jobs.
Learn new ways of looking at your yard, and turn your green space into a multi-functional oasis of food, beauty and fun.
This is a free event, but registration is required. This workshop will be a part of The 2nd Annual Spring Fling, a day of community, learning and fun, brought to you by The Green Wagon and Landscape Solutions!
The Cumberland River Compact is having its first rain barrel sale of 2012. Rain barrels are $40 and instruction will be available.
WHEN: Friday, February 17, 2012
WHERE: Centennial Park Event Pavilion: In the park on 27th Ave North near the locomotive and airplane monuments.
The following steps are adapted from the American Community Garden Association's guidelines for launching a successful community garden in your neighborhood.
* Deadline for submission: 12 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, Mountain Standard Time.*
Metro Nashville Arts Commission announces a call to artists for a second round of artist-designed bike racks. Submissions will be accepted electronically, via CaFE (www.callforentry.org). Deadline for submission: 12 a.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, Mountain Standard Time.*
February CityTHINK Shaping Healthy Cities: Nashville Brown Bag Lunch and discussion "Designing Healthy Communities Documentary Series"
by the Media Policy Center.
Come join us for a viewing of the new Designing Healthy Communities documentary. This four part series, a collaboration between nationally respected Public Health physician Dr. Richard Jackson and the Media Policy Center of Santa Monica, CA, explores the relationship between built environments and health.
We are inviting all gardeners and wanna be gardeners to our "Cool" season Meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
J. Henry Hale Apartments Community Room
1433 Jo Johnston Ave. Discussion: Contract Renewals, Crops-What to Plant Now, Fruit tree orchards, Spring planting date and celebration.
Garden Plots are available:
$5.00 for 4 x 4
$10.00 for 4 x 7
$15.00 for 4 x 16
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting