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Nashville Notes

Just a few of the cool things happening in our backyard!

November 2019

Nashville author writes children's survival guide to MRIs
Jackson looks like any other kid. But he has a "jelly bean" in his brain and that means getting lots of MRIs. In The Donut That Roared, Jackson helps young readers cope with the anxiety, fear (and noise!) that comes with a visit to that noisy donut-shaped machine. He shares his tips for making MRI day a breeze (like wearing his favorite taco socks!) and includes FAQs and tips for parents too. He even includes journaling pages so young patients can chronicle their own MRI adventure. Watch interview. Buy book.

Belmont University to host the final 2020 presidential debate
Belmont University has been chosen to host the October 22, 2020 Presidential Debate. Located two miles from the heart of downtown Nashville, Belmont previously hosted the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate and will serve as one of four host locations during the 2020 election, three for presidential debates and one for a vice presidential debate. Read more.

Tennessee food, like its music, can trace its roots to many cultures
Explore the rich and diverse history of Tennessee’s food through "Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food," a temporary exhibit now at the Tennessee State History Museum in downtown Nashville through February 2, 2020. Whether barbecued, fried, roasted, pickled, or chilled, the food of Tennessee, and the southern United States, is a meeting of Southeastern Indian, West European, and West African cultural groups. Read more.