East Side Buzz: Science Fundraiser for Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Clean Juice Five Points Grand Opening, Nashville Women's March and more

6th Annual Science Spectacular Fundraiser for Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

If you’ve got a future scientist in the making, look no further for the perfect family-friendly science event. East Nashville's Mr. Bond’s Science Guys are presenting their 6th annual “Science Spectacular” to benefit Shelby Bottoms Nature Center. (Check out the feature story we did on Shelby Park’s 100th anniversary.)
 
Mr. Bond’s Science Guys classify themselves as a team of “edutainers” — teachers and entertainers who perform interactive science programs.
 
Carol Buttenham, managing and marketing director for the Science Guys, says, “Mr. Bond’s Science Guys owner and the majority of team members either reside or have resided in East Nashville, and have always felt it important to support their community. When we were just one science guy, Mr. Bond (Keith Trehy) used to do science demos in local coffee shops spontaneously, when parents and kids happened to come in while he was there, usually working on a crossword puzzle.”
 
Since 2014 they’ve held free science shows to raise funds for nonprofits in the neighborhood. The Shelby Bottoms shows are The Science Guy’s opportunity to give back to the East Nashville community (their home base) by raising money for Shelby Bottoms Nature Center.
 
“Continuing to let the growing East Nashville community experience hands-on science, while giving attendees an opportunity to support and discover a local non-profit like Shelby Bottoms, helps us spread our mission to make science fun, cool, and easy for kids of all ages,” says Buttenham.
 
Children and their families will have four opportunities to watch or volunteer in the science demonstration every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., January through April. Attendees must register for the event prior to attending, and will be encouraged (but not required) to donate to Shelby Bottoms the day of the event.    
 
Event Info
• Dates: Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, and Apr. 13, 2019. (Donations to Shelby Bottoms Nature Center may be offered at each event.)
• Time: 10 a.m.
• Where: Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at 1900 Davidson St., Nashville, TN 37206
 Register here   
 
 
 
 
 

Clean Juice Five Points Grand Opening

Clean Juice started in 2014 as the brainchild of Kat & Landon Eckles. By June 5, 2015, the Eckles had opened their first location. Choosing to become USDA Certified Organic and focusing intensely on kindness and gratitude with their guest experience, there are now over 100 locations in development in 16 states.
 
East Nashville is now home to a locally owned and organic Clean Juice location conveniently located in the Five Points area. The entire Clean Juice brand revolves around the idea of making it easy for busy people to provide their bodies with the organic fuel it needs to thrive.
 
Ally Jetter, marketing and community manager for Clean Juice, says, “We specialize in smoothies, acai bowls, cold-pressed juices and cleanses, toasts, wellness shots, and more. We pride ourselves on being 100-percent certified organic!”
 
As a business dedicated to promoting a healthy way of life in the community, Clean Juice Five Points plans on hosting and participating in several events, including their grand opening happening this Saturday, Jan. 5, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. They’ll have free samples of their menu items, 8oz. cold-pressed juice complimentary with purchase (while supplies last), raffles, local business tables, and more.
 
Clean Juice will also be at CrossFit East Nashville on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9-11 a.m. with cold-pressed juices available to sample and purchase.
 
For more info check out the Clean Juice website

 

31 New Tennessee Laws Now in Effect

As of Jan. 1, 2019 wine sales in grocery stores on Sundays is legal, meaning you can now purchase a bottle of wine at your local grocery store between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. on any Sunday (unless it’s Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas).
 
This change in wine sales is one of 31 new laws that are now in effect as of Jan. 1. Among the other 30 laws are the following six, however, all are noteworthy:
 
Abortion ultrasounds: One of the new laws requires doctors to offer women who are getting abortions a look at an ultrasound if one was performed beforehand. Data on if a heartbeat was detected will also now be reported to the Department of Health annually.
 
Opioid limits: Limits initial opioid prescriptions to a three-day supply for new patients, with exceptions for major surgeries, cancer, hospice, sickle cell, and treatment in certain licensed facilities. Places that prescribe or handle opioids are required to add signs asking people to call a hotline if they suspect abuse.
 
Water pollution: Tennessee’s local boards of education will need to develop a policy to implement a program to reduce the potential sources of lead contamination in drinking water in public schools that incorporates periodic, not-to-exceed-biennial testing of lead levels in drinking water sources at school facilities that were constructed prior to Jan. 1, 1998.
 
Sanctuary cities ban: Threatens local governments with the loss of future state economic and community development money if they have “sanctuary policies.” Particularly, it bans policies that restrict compliance with federal immigration detainers for possible deportation of people who were arrested on other charges and then identified as being in the country illegally.
 
Suicide prevention: Creates a new state panel to gather suicide data identifying causes and factors in order to prevent suicides, and identify suicide prevention resources. Recommendations will be submitted to legislative health committees by January 2020.
 
Physicians and Surgeons: A new law will connect Tennessee to the Interstate Medical License Compact, a nationwide streamlined process for physician licensing. This will help give people more access to patient care. The compact makes it easier to license across state lines without federal regulations. Over 20 states are part of the compact.
 
A full list of new laws in 2019 can be found on the Tennessee General Assembly website.
 
 

Nashville Women’s March is set for Jan. 19, 2019

In the wake of the 2018 midterms, which propelled an unprecedented wave of women to Congress, Women’s March Tennessee announces their third annual event in coordination with sister marches in cities and communities across the globe. Nashville is just one of over 176 cities in 46 states taking part in this demonstration of solidarity to commemorate the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.
 
“On Jan. 19, people from around the country will unite in Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard,” says Lakeithea Nicole, Vice President for Women’s March Tennessee. “We’ve been organizing locally to advocate for the policies that matter to us, and impact women’s lives, and we’re flooding the streets in solidarity with our sisters in D.C. to remind the country that Nashville resists.”
 
Two years after the historic 2017 Women’s March, which was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history, supporters will march as part of a nationwide #WomensWave.
 
“The 2017 Women’s March galvanized this country and birthed a new wave of the women’s rights movement,” says Darlene Neal, president for Women’s March Tennessee. “That wave is taking to the streets, here in Nashville and nationwide, and we’re coming with an agenda.”
 
This agenda is a bold federal policy and legislative platform set for 2019-20 that focuses on ending state violence and violence against women and femmes, reproductive rights and justice, racial justice, LBGTQIA rights, immigrant rights, economic justice and workers’ rights, civil rights and liberties, disability rights, and environmental justice.
 
The #WomensWaveTN in Nashville will include political demonstrations, followed by a large afternoon rally with music, dancing, and several speakers set to inspire and motivate the Nashville community to join in the fight for the #WomensAgenda rights.
 
Women's March Tennessee (also referred to as Power Together TN) is the official Tennessee chapter of Women's March, Inc. They’re a volunteer-based, free association of people coming together as a force for good, to take action around diverse issues that impact local communities, with a focus on building a sustainable and equitable future for all people.
 
The Women’s March stresses, “Every voice makes a difference!” If you’re interested in attending the Women’s March Tennessee please see all details below.
 
When: Jan. 19, 2019 (Please visit the event page for official times.) 
Where: Public Square Nashville located at 1 Public Square, Nashville, TN 37201
 
Women’s March Tennessee is posting details as they become finalized. For more information on the Nashville Women’s March, visit their event page.
 
For more information on Women’s Marches around the country, visit womensmarch.com.

 

Quick Bits

— East Nashville eatery Fort Louise announced through their Instagram on Jan. 3 they've officially closed. Read more at the Nashville Business Journal.

— East Nashville’s own Sky Blue Café and The Nashville Biscuit House are at the top of Eater Nashville’s list of the most “hangover friendly” restaurants. Read more at Eater Nashville.

— Poverty Awareness Month returns to East Nashville this January. Read more at The Tennessee Tribune and found out how you can be a part of this national awareness campaign.

— The Sears located in RiverGate Mall (the struggling chain's last full-service store in Davidson County) will close in March after a 30-year run. Read more at The Nashville Post.

— Margo Price's (check out our feature story on Margo here) achievements are noted in the congressional record by a U.S. Representative from Price's home district in Illinois. Read more at the Nashville Scene.

— From the NFL draft to the hemp industry expansion to the “Amazon effect”, the Tennessean has listed the Nashville business stories to watch in 2019.

— Chef Bryan Lee Weaver of East Nashville’s Butcher & Bee has a secret passion for the cuisine of the American Southwest and is opening a new restaurant and bar named Red Headed Stranger after one of his musical heroes, Willie Nelson.

Husband/wife team Nick and Audra Guidry are known around town for their work at Slow Hand Coffee + Bakeshop. Their next project, Pelican & Pig, will concentrate on open-fire cooking of meats and vegetables presented in shareable plate portions along with a menu of cocktails, beer, and wine.

Yazoo Brewing Co. is making progress on their new brewery complex north of downtown in Madison.

Read more at Sounds Like Nashville's list of the 10 Nashville food and drink developments to look forward to in 2019.

 
That’s it for this week. Have East Nashville news tips to share? Please email Liz.

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