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Events in Nashville, TN this August

Events in Nashville, TN this August

There are so many great things to do this month in Nashville, it’s hard to choose just one or two. If you’re looking for family friendly events in Nashville, TN be sure to check out the list below for ideas. From Shakespeare in the Park to the Tomato Art Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in Nashville.

Events in Nashville, TN this August

l’Eté du Vin | Vintners’ Tasting

When: August 2nd, 2018

Where: Hillwood Country Club

6201 Hickory Valley Road

Nashville, TN

A seated tasting of wines from Zelma Long, Vitalie Taittinger, Shannon Staglin, Pam Starr, Marimar Torres, Lindy Novak and Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi.

Featured Wines
Champagne Taittinger: Prestige Rosé NV & Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2006
Spottswoode: Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Marimar Estate: Acero Chardonnay 2016 & Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir 2014
Staglin Family Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Crocker & Starr: Sauvignon Blanc Blend Bridesmaid 2017 & RLC Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Bonaccorsi: Sebastiano Pinot Noir 2012

Shakespeare Allowed! Henry VI, Part II

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: Nashville Public Library

615 Church Street

Nashville, TN

Join us as we read Henry VI, Part II

We meet at 11:50am. Whoever wants to read out loud can choose to sit at the table. There will be additional seating available for anyone who wants to read along silently. (Although we might ask you to pipe in for crowd scenes!)  The reading starts at 12:00 pm. We will take a 15 minute break in the middle of each play. During the break, anyone outside of the circle who would like a turn to read out loud may pull up a chair. Some copies of the play will be available, but please bring your own if possible.

Nashville’s First Saturday Art Crawl

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: Various galleries around Nashville

Nashville, TN

Step inside Music City's art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals. Every genre of art can be seen bringing a truly amazing artistic experience. The Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl spans across all of downtown, allowing you too see everything at 5th Avenue of the Arts5th Avenue South, and in The Historic Arcade. Feel free to browse below to see what each gallery offers, and what they might feature on the next First Saturday Art Crawl. Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston is a new addition to this celebration of arts, welcoming guests into the WeHo neighborhood for a night of art and music.

Tomato Art Fest

When: August 10thand 11th, 2018

Where: Historic East Nashville’s Five Points

Nashville, TN

Tomato Art Fest returns August 10th and 11th, 2018 for the 15th year! Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2017, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities. 

The essence of Tomato Art Fest can really be found in the array of wacky & hilarious contests, and the Push, Pull & Wear Parade kicking off tomato weekend, full of floats and costumes. TURBO Nashville, part of the Nashville Civic Design Center 's Reclaiming Public Space initiative, is back this year with their incredible installation of tactical urbanism dedicated to improving our community's built environment. True to our namesake, the ART gets a big part of the tomato spotlight, where Art & Invention Gallery showcases over 300 tomato-inspired pieces throughout the weekend. 

Sweet Corn Festival

When: August 18th, 2018

Where: Lucky Ladd Farms

4374 Rocky Glade Road

Eagleville, TN

Late summer brings super sweet fun for all! We'll be serving up everybody's seasonal favorite - fresh roasted sweet corn on the cob dripping with warm butter and covered in your favorite flavored seasoning for only $2.99 plus tax. Test your skills and win prizes in the Corn Eating, Corn Shucking and Sweet Corn Selfie Competitions. Fresh picked sweet corn available for purchase - great for grilling up for your next summertime party.

Defy Film Festival in Nashville, TN

When: August 24th– 25th, 2018

Where: Studio 615

272 Broadmoor Drive

Nashville, TN

DEFY is focused on great work. Work made outside of the system. Work that had to defy all conventions to be made. Filmmakers that defy expectations. We are searching for artists that broke the mold, went beyond formulas, stepped outside of the frame, artists who took the traditions by the shoulders and shook out the dust. 

As a small festival, without limiting categories, we are open to anything, as long as it inspires. Defy gravity to lift us up and remind us why we love movies, love art, love the crazy people who put any chance of a normal life on the line in the service of bold, new work.

Family Day at OZ Arts

When: August 18th, 2018

Where: OZ Arts Nashville

6172 Cockrill Bend Circle

Nashville, TN

The 2018 edition of the ever-popular Family Day at OZ focuses on the stars above and the water below, helmed by Nashville-based visual artist Beth Reitmeyer in collaboration with the Adventure Science Center.

This year’s program merges science and art, including music, artist-led activities and insight throughout the OZ Arts campus. Reitmeyer, whose work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Houston, Berlin and Cincinnati, aims to bring joy through her installations. The event is held in collaboration with Adventure Science Center, extending the balance of earthly and ethereal and offering hands-on experiments.

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Summer is coming to an end and that means there’s not much time left to do all the things you wanted to this summer. Get out and enjoy what is left of summer by attending some of these fun events in Charlotte, NC this August. Before you know it, the nights will get chilly and the days will grow short. From cocktail classes to Bubble Day, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy in Charlotte.

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Liberate your Palate Hands-on Cocktail Class: Caribbean Cocktails

When: August 3rd, 2018

Where: Camp North End

1824 Statesville Ave

Charlotte, NC

In our August class we focus on Caribbean Cocktails featuring different Latin ingredients. Over the course of this fantastic evening we will look into the secrets of Caribbean cocktails that bring the simplest ingredients into their finest potential. Cocktails to made in this class are Mojitos the way Cubans created them to be made, Rum Punch that you will be able make using a selection of ingredients of your liking and a Puerto Rican inspired Pina Colada.

The Fun Adult Art & Sip: Painting, Pottery, Karaoke & More!

When: August 3rd– 5th, 2018

Where: City Room Art

2828 Queen City Dr. B

Charlotte, NC

We offer both Freestyle and Guided options during our public sessions. Our public sessions are primarily for Adults 18+, but Youth 13+ are welcome if they are accompanied by an adult.. All participants are welcome to bring in food & soft drinks. Participants 21+ can bring in wine, beer, and malt beverages.  We keep the music going and karoake is always available!

Crossroads Classic

When: August 3rd– 5th, 2018

Where: Downtown Statesville

We are excited to announce local leaders in Statesville, NC have once again pulled together support to host three-days of racing at the 2018 Crossroads Classic presented by Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau. We will be hosting a criterium on Friday evening, a second criterium on Saturday evening and a Road Race on Sunday. These three races will comprise the 2018 Crossroads Classic Omnium. 

Pentatonix with Echosmith and Calum Scott

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: PNC Music Pavilion

707 Pavilion Blvd

Charlotte, NC

Pentatonix, Texas’ sensational a cappella artists are bringing their signature sounds to the PNC Music Pavilion!

Pentatonix (often abbreviated as PTX) was formed in 2011 and is composed of 5 vocalists from Arlington; Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi. Their music is renowned for their own arrangement style, tight vocal harmonies, extensive vocal riffing, deep and steady vocal basslines, and a diverse range of vocal percussion and beatboxing. The group came into the spotlight by winning the third season of The Sing-Off on NBC and their victory got them a recording contract with Sony Music. They’ve had a stellar career with 4 studio albums, 4 EPs, 8 singles, and 20 music videos. They won a Grammy Award in both 2015 and this year in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category (for their songs Daft Punk and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, respectively).

Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition

Legion Brewing Company

1906 Commonwealth Ave

Charlotte, NC

From 4-8 PM, Legion Brewing is teaming up with several local breweries to celebrate National IPA Day in style. Whether you like your IPAs sticky and dank or fruity and funky, you’ll find the perfect brew for you as the “Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition” will showcase some of the finest IPAs across the Charlotte region. Tickets include a logo tasting glass and unlimited IPA tastings from these local breweries: Legion Brewing, Birdsong Brewing Co., Heist Brewery, Free Range Brewing, D9 Brewing Company, Cabarrus Brewing Company, High Branch Brewing Co., Salud Cerveceria, Resident Culture Brewing Company, Lenny Boy Brewing Co., Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company, Primal Brewery, The DreamChaser’s Brewery, Blue Blaze Brewing, Bold Missy Brewery, and more! Get your boogie on while you munch on grilled burgers and hot dogs with live music by The Goodnight Brothers with Abe Reid and The Flatland Tourists. The event also marks the return of Legion Brewing’s popular juice-bomb nectarine IPA: “Naughty By Nectar.” Tickets may be purchased for $40 via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legion-brewings-3rd-annual-friends-and-beerfest-ipa-edition-tickets-48149977880. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

Callaloo Kids Puppeteers & Performance

When: August 11th, 2018

Where: Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture

551 Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC

Two experiences, one exciting program. Enter the world of the Callaloo Kids(pronounced KAH-LAH-LOO) – Winston, Marisol and Zoe in a magical performance workshop and interactive book reading that explore puppetry and improvisation theater. The creators of the Callaloo Kids children’s book series, Marjuan Canady (writer) and Nabeeh Bilal (illustrator), will lead two action-packed sessions based on the final book in the Callaloo Kids trilogy, Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt, which takes readers on a journey from the Gullah Sea Islands to the imaginary island of Sankofaland.

Festival of India

When: August 11thand 12th, 2018

Where: Belk Theater

130 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC

Festival of India is organized to showcase that diversity of culture and heritage to the larger community in the Carolinas and provides an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange in a fun setting. The festival exposes people here to the rich mosaic of different art, crafts, languages, couture and cuisine from the various regions of India in a festive setting. The result is to enhance the education of our fellow citizens about the rich heritage of an ancient civilization with the expectation of bringing different people together. Our linkage and collaboration (e.g: theme India exhibit contest) with the Charlotte Middle schools, reflects our keen desire to educate and broaden the horizon of young people to the rich cultures from other parts of the world.

The Festival brings the best talent within the community to highlight a fusion of popular modern (Bollywood) and classical Indian dance forms, in captivating performances that educate and enthrall people of all ages.

Bubble Day

When: August 11th, 2018

Where: President James K. Polk State Historic Site

12031 Lancaster Hwy

Pineville, NC

Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
This program will feature a series of activities including arts + crafts, bubble-making areas, and a water play table for very little ones. Light, cooling refreshments and take-home treats will be provided while supplies last. Parking fee is $5 for non-member

Over the Rainbow Pride Weekend Kickoff

When: August 17th, 2018

Where: Rooftop 210

210 E Trade Street B320

Charlotte, NC

Join Rooftop 210 as we help to celebrate Charlotte in it's annual PRIDE week. About this Event We are kicking off PRIDE week a night early on Friday, August 17th in our “Over the Rainbow” drag event. Hosted by Queen City’s Favorite Buff Faye and featuring Charlotte’s BEST Drag Queens. This show will feature the finest and fiercest qweens of Charlotte. Get ready for some glitter and sass as these divas slay the runway. This exclusive PRIDE event is something you don’t want to miss. Benefiting Campus Pride (CampusPride.org) Drag Show Music and Entertainment Comedy Drag Fashion Charity Event.

Back 2 School Skate Party

When: August 19th, 2018

Where: Kate’s Skating Rink

14500 E. Independence Blvd

Indian Trail, NC

Hosted by The Block's own "Chewy" the countdown to the 3rd Annual Back 2 School Skate Party to hit the Queen City is on! Last year we packed out Kate's Skating Rink with over 500 ppl and on Sunday, August 19th we will be at capacity. We will have a DJ and Tons of Giveaways. Bring your entire family as this will be a fun filled night before we send the kids back to school.

2 Story Townhouse Floor Plans for Sale

2 Story Townhouse Floor Plans for Sale

At Preston Wood & Associates, we're known for designing the most beautiful 3 and 4 story townhouse floor plans, but we also design smaller townhouse floor plans. This 2 story townhouse floor plan for sale has everything you could want in a stunning design, but in smaller footprint at 1995 square feet.

The main level of this 2 story townhouse floor plan is well designed living space and the 2 car garage. The floor plan is open, providing a lovely space for entertaining or just hanging out with family. The kitchen is open to the family room and dining room so you'll never miss the conversation while preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for the extended family. You can even take the party outside under the covered lanai! The kitchen includes ample work space with both the large island and plenty of counter space. The pantry provides ample storage and organization. The powder room is located under the stairs.

Head upstairs to access the bedrooms. The master suite is located in the rear of the house for a little privacy and features a large 10X7 walk-in closet and a master bath with separate soaking tub and walk-in shower, private toilet area and double vanity sinks. There's plenty of storage and organization to be had in this well designed home.

The two bedrooms each have ample sunlight from two windows each and they share a bathroom with double vanity and tub/shower combination. Both had spacious closets and easy access to the second floor game room.

This townhome plan has 1995 square ft. of living space. This townhouse plan design has a width of 26'-10" and a depth of 52'-8". For more information on this townhome plan and floor plans please call 713 522 2724 or E-mail us.

  • LEVEL ONE: 678
  • LEVEL TWO: 1317
  • TOTAL LIVING: 1995

     

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Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

In this recent article from the National Association of Home Builders, housing starts reached a post-recession high in May. Housing starts rose 5% to an adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units - the highest since July 2007. Permits have dropped however, pointing to a decrease in future housing activity. Continue reading the full article below.

Housing Starts Reach Post-Recession High in May as Permits Soften

(NAHB), Total housing starts rose 5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing starts report since July 2007.

While housing production numbers rose, overall permits — which are a sign of future housing production activity — dropped 4.6 percent to 1.3 million units in May. Single-family permits fell 2.2 percent to 844,000 while multifamily permits fell 8.7 percent to 457,000.

“Ongoing job creation, positive demographics and tight existing home inventory should spur more single-family production in the months ahead,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “However, the softening of single-family permits is consistent with our reports showing that builders are concerned over mounting construction costs, including the highly elevated prices of softwood lumber.”

The May reading of 1.35 million is the number of housing units builders would begin if they kept this pace for the next 12 months. Within this overall number, single-family starts rose 3.9 percent to 936,000 — the second highest reading since the Great Recession. Meanwhile, the multifamily sector — which includes apartment buildings and condos — rose 7.5 percent to 414,000 units.

Year-to-date, single-family and multifamily production are respectively 9.8 percent and 13.6 percent higher than their levels over the same period last year. The year-to-date metric can help compare performance data over a specific time period and show growth trends.

“We should see builders continue to increase production to meet growing consumer demand even as they grapple with stubborn supply-side constraints, particularly rising lumber costs,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La.

Regionally, the Midwest led the nation with a 62.2 percent increase in combined single- and multifamily housing starts. Starts fell 0.9 percent in the South, 4.1 percent in the West and 15 percent in the Northeast.

Looking at regional permit data, permits rose 42.1 percent in the Northeast and 7.2 percent in the Midwest. They fell 4.6 percent in the West and 13.9 percent in the South.

3 Bedroom Townhouse Floor Plans for Sale

3 Bedroom Townhouse Floor Plans for Sale

If you're in the market for 3 bedroom townhouse floor plans for sale be sure to check out this beautiful 3 story townhouse floor plan. It features 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a spacious 2 car garage.

3 Bedroom Townhouse Floor Plans for Sale

The main level of this townhouse floor plan is where you'll find the 2 car garage and 3rd bedroom space. This is a great area for older kids or a spacious guest suite for the in-laws or out of town guests. The bedroom is large with a very generous walk-in closet. The bathroom includes a walk-in shower for ease and accessibility. 

Head up the stairs to the second floor of this townhouse floor plan to see the open living area - perfect for those who love to entertain. The living room is the perfect place to have large parties or smaller get-togethers. There's plenty of light and the fireplace provides a cozy setting the lovely room. The kitchen is well-designed with ample work space and storage space. The powder room is located by the main stairway for easy access.

The third floor of this beautiful townhouse floor plan is where you'll find the second bedroom and the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom is large with 10ft tiered ceiling and ample windows for natural light to flood in. The master bath includes a walk-ins shower, soaking tub and private toilet area. The double sink vanity is convenient and provides plenty of storage and organization. The walk-in closet provides additional storage and organization. The second bedroom is spacious with private bath - a great choice for a nursery. 

The roof deck of this home is another great area for entertaining. Show off your celestial knowledge or take in the view of the neighborhood on the roof deck.

This townhome plan has 2402 square ft. of living space. This townhouse plan design has a width of 25'-10" and a depth of 37'-0". For more information on this townhome plan and floor plans please call 713 522 2724 or

E-mail us.
  • LEVEL ONE: 454
  • LEVEL TWO: 918
  • LEVEL THREE: 938
  • ROOF LEVEL: 92
  • TOTAL LIVING: 2402
  • TOTAL COVERED: 3095

     

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  • E-mail us.

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    Preston Wood and Associates is a member of the "American Institute of Building Design." The "AIBD" is a national organization with chapters in every major U.S. city including Houston, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Austin, Dallas, Raleigh-Durham and Washington, DC.

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    Events in Houston this July

    Events in Houston this July

    Summer is in full swing – backyard BBQs and fun family get-togethers. If you’re looking for events in Houston this July, be sure to check out the list below. There are plenty of activities to celebrate our Nation’s birthday with fireworks and festivals and later this month there’s even more to do! Have a Happy 4thof July!

     

    Events in Houston this July

     

    Freedom Over Texas

    When: July 4th, 2018

    Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park

    500 Allen Parkway

    Houston, TX

     

    This year Houstonians will celebrate more than three decades of July 4th music and fireworks on Buffalo Bayou. The city’s signature tribute to patriotism - CITGO Freedom Over Texas – returns with NEW live music acts and stunning fireworks, Wednesday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Cupid will open the Citgo Main Stage, followed by special guest, The Mavericks with their genre-defying eclectic mix of Tex-Mex, neotraditional country music, and Latin rockabilly. Chart-topping country music star, Chris Young will headline the event. Recently inducted as a member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young has ten No. 1 singles and seven albums to his credit, including the two-time platinum single “I’m Comin’ Over” and 2015’s Gold-certified I’m Comin’ Over, which earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles. As is tradition, the evening will conclude with a spectacular blast of fireworks thanks to CITGO who has provided the finale since 2015. This is the second year that CITGO has been a dual sponsor providing both the pyrotechnics and titling the event.

     

    Galveston Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

    When: July 4th, 2018

    Where: 37thStreet and Seawall Blvd

    Galveston, TX

     

    Coming up the evening of July 4, Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and ending at 25th Street.  After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard.  

     

    Red Hot and Blue Festival

    When: July 4th, 2018

    Where: The Woodlands

    The Woodlands, TX

    Put on your red, white and blue and get a prime viewing spot for the exciting South County Fourth of July Parade. The 1.3-mile parade around The Woodlands features marching bands, fire engines, clowns, floats and more! Note: Roads will be closed during the parade; please view the route map for details.

     

    City of Bellaire 4thof July Parade and Festival

    When: July 4th, 2018

    Where: Bellaire Town Square

    7008 5thStreet

    Bellaire, TX

     

    The annual 4th of July Parade and Festival will take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The parade begins at 9:30 am and is followed by the community festival from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Bring the entire family and enjoy the parade, carnival games and rides, petting zoo and much more! Festival is held at Bellaire Town Square and Loftin Park. 

     

    Repticon Houston Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

    When: July 14th, 2018

    Where: Pasadena Convention Center

    7902 Fairmont Parkway

    Pasadena, TX

     

    Every year Repticon has received a growing number of requests for a Repticon show in Texas. In July of 2010, at long last Repticon went west with our debut Texas show, Repticon Houston! Hosted at the Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds less than three miles East of Houston’s outer beltway, Repticon Houston features a great selection of reptiles, amphibians, and pet products from across the South, as well as the seminars and activities that only Repticon brings. Now established since 2011 as a show running three times a year, be sure to visit the show in 2018, just outside of Houston, the largest city in Texas!

     

    Delta H Con 2018

    When: July 14thand 15th, 2018

    Where: Houston Marriot Westchase

    2900 Briarpark

    Houston, TX

     

    Delta H Con is the budding flower of hobby Gaming enthusiasts and Anime aficionados in the southern United States. Games range from card games, to board games, role-playing games, live action role-playing games, miniatures, computer games and more. At Delta H Con you can challenge a friend or foe to a duel of wits in your favorite games. We offer a wide range of Anime programming. Voice Actors, Cosplay Guests, Maid and Cosplay shows Anime rooms showing an Anime selection that just might rival your own.

     

    2018 Houston Fajita Festival

    When: July 28th, 2018

    Where: Houston Community College

    5601 West Loop S

    Houston, TX

     

    The Fajita Festival is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, drinks, and entertainment. Come hungry with family and friends to enjoy a day filled with a variety of delicious fajita tacos!’ Texas cookers will have the grill fired up for this 3rd Annual Event!