Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nine events over the next two weeks: mark your calendar

April 28: Jacobo Ramos
Pastor Jacobo Ramos, with wife Raquel
Puerto Rican pastor Jacobo Ramos will be preaching and singing at Iglesia El Shaddai on Concord Road at 7pm tonight, Wednesday, April 28.

April 28: Live midweek Salsa

This Wednesday, April 28th, and the last Wednesday of each month

Join us at the French Quarter Cafe for an evening of Alegría, Sabor y Sentimiento!

Having a great time with Funtopia at MadDonna's? Enjoying En Fuego at Lime?
You don't have to wait for the weekend to have a good Salsa time anymore...

Enjoy a midweek Salsa Break with Dinner, Dancing and Drinks!! The talented DJ Sabor (David Sandoval) will spin Salsa Dura and Kazique will be playing live Salsa for your dancing pleasure.

DJ begins at 7:30pm with a beginner lesson at 8pm.
The band will begin at 9:30pm
Cover charge is $5.00

For more info:

April 29: 2nd Annual Hispanic Forum "Abriendo Puertas II"

Photo of 1st Annual Hispanic Forum by Kristi Jones, copyright Lipscomb University, all rights reserved.
Not for reproduction or free use by the public.
You are invited to the
at Lipscomb University's
Ezell Center
Thursday, April 29th
7:30 to 11:30 AM

Continental breakfast from 7:30-8:00 am

Please join us for Abriendo Puertas II,
"Opening Doors,"as we focus exclusively on education access and opportunities for our Latino youth in the 2nd year of Lipscomb's Conversations of Significance Series.

RSVP by clicking on the link below

This event is Free.

May 1: Fiesta Belmont

Come to Celebrate 5 DE MAYO on Saturday May 1st


2 to 7 PM
At the Courtyard of Belmont University
17th Ave South & Wedgewood Blvd.

Piñatas and activities for children

For information please contact David Herrera (615-460-6908)


Kazique’s - Rafael Vásquez & the San Rafael Group - Afinke and the dance of Destellos Culturales de Nashville.

May 2: Hispanic Community Festival

May 3-7: Glenview Elementary International Week

Volunteers needed

We are very excited about Glenview Elementary’s partnership with Festival of the Nations to celebrate its annual International Week from Monday, May 3rd to Friday, May 7th. The school is located at 1020 Patricia Drive, Nashville.

Here’s the schedule of activities and volunteering opportunities:

Monday, May 3rd Books and Literacy Activities (volunteers needed to read books in Spanish to students)

Tuesday, May 4th Clothing, artifacts, games, dance (Teacher Presentations) (volunteers needed to share clothing and artifacts, dance and games from Latin American culture)

Wednesday, May 5th Grade Level Hallway Displays (flags, trefoils) (volunteers needed to help build and/or showcase artifacts, and flags are needed for the hallway)

Thursday, May 6th Building Walk-through, Scavenger Hunt (volunteers needed to showcase displays while children walk through and view displays and look for certain objects as they go on their scavenger hunt)

Friday, May 7th International Day. Because of space limitations, this activity is only open to Glenview families. No volunteers needed this day, unless they want to set up a booth for the Festival Day. First come, first served, based on space.

All who are interested in the above volunteering opportunities must contact Ms. Jan Hipwell. She can be reached at 615-360-2906.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo Business Networking Lunch
The TNHCC and Reliant Bank
Invite you to
The Cinco de Mayo
Business Networking Lunch

May 5th
from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
At Chappy's Restaurant
1721 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Come Join Us for a Whole Lot of Networking Fun, Trivia Game and Door Prizes!

Click here to R.S.V.P. Before May 2nd.

Members: Free / Non-Members: $15.00

May 6: Connecting New Nashvillians breakfast
Mayor to introduce directory for Nashville immigrants at breakfast
‘Connecting New Nashvillians’ event May 6

Mayor Karl Dean and businessman Cal Turner Jr. will speak at a May 6 breakfast to introduce an online directory of classes and services for the city’s growing foreign-born population.

The “Connecting New Nashvillians” breakfast, sponsored by The Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health, is 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the University Club, 2420 Garland Ave.

The cost to attend is $10, and registration is required. Vanderbilt students may attend for free. To register, go to

The directory consolidates information on organizations and initiatives that offer English as a second language, job skills and computer literacy classes for members of the immigrant and refugee communities. It will go live May 6 at

Vanderbilt’s Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions develops the leadership and ethical capacities of those serving in the professions. Cal Turner Jr. endowed the program in 1994 in the name of his father, Cal Turner, co-founder of Dollar General Corporation.

May 12: A Cup of Coffee for Conexion Americas
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A Cup of Coffee for Conexion Americas
A Fundraising Breakfast
Wednesday, May 12 • 7:15 am - 8:30 am
The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Dr. Randy Lowry, President, Lipscomb University
Honorary Chair

Dr. Robert Fisher, President, Belmont University
Dr. Forrest E. Harris, Sr., President, American Baptist College
Distinguished Guests

Stephanie Valdez-Streaty • Charles W. Bone • Sonnye Dixon

May 12: Gustavo Dudamel at Schermerhorn

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel
May 15, 2010, 8:00 p.m.- Laura Turner Concert Hall
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D major "Titan"

One of the world’s leading orchestras pays a visit to Schermerhorn Symphony Center, led by gifted, energetic young Venezuelan Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. The musicians will bring their singular chemistry to bear on two major works: Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety,” featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Mahler’s riveting Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan."

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