The holidays are here and it's time to celebrate! Nashville Hiking Meetup welcomes you to join the Fun Happenings Travel & Adventure group (http://www.meetup.com/Fun-Happenings-Travel-Adventure-Group/), Paddle Adventures Unlimited (http://www.meetup.com/paddleadventuresunlimited/), Franklin & Coolsprings 40+ Fun-Seekers (http://www.meetup.com/Franklin-40-Fun-Seekers/) for a huge multi-meetup holiday party!
Come celebrate the season and meet up with friends that you've been on trips, events and adventures with! This will be a fantastic chance to reminisce about all the great events and activities of this past year, and look forward to what 2014 has in store!
You'll have an opportunity to win gift cards, prizes and lots of special holiday treats. It's also a great time to think about what adventurous gear you hope to find under the tree!
Everyone is welcome whether you're a long-time meetup member, or if this will be your first event!
Date: December 13th - the festivities start at 6:00, door prizes are drawn at 7:30 and 8:30, Silent Auction ends at 8:30.
Cost: We are asking for a $10 suggested donation at the door (please bring cash!) which will get you one drink ticket and an entry into the the drawing for our great door prizes! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Location: The Pavilion which is located at 1530 Demonbreun Street (http://pavilionnashville.com/) is our host for this event and we're very grateful to them for their hospitality! There is free parking on the street, across from the venue and behind the strip in the shoe store parking lot.
Dress: Festive attire! We're so used to seeing each other on the trail and at events that it's time to see how well we can shine up!
Donations to Warm Your Brother and Sister: Do you have and extra jacket, sweater, gloves or anything else in your closet that could help our homeless brothers, sisters and families keep warm? Please bring any items such as coats, socks, blankets, sweat shirts, an old tent or sleeping bag that don't use? We'll be collecting those great gifts to help out Nashville's homeless through the winter! Click on Warm Your Brother and Sister (https://www.facebook.com/events/588252697904736/) for more information.
Door Prizes & Silent Auction: We're just getting started on our bag of goodies and items for a silent auction benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank, so keep checking back to see who all is chipping in for Santa's bag of goodies:
Mountain High Outfitters - Your local experts in outdoor gear, Mountain High Outfitters (http://www.mountainhighoutfitters.com/) is going to keep you toasty warm with a fantastic Northface Themoball Jacket, and once winter's chill is gone, there's also a 1-day stand up paddle board rental for 2 to make your watery adventures joyful!
Merrell - The Merrell store in Green Hills (http://www.cumberlandfootwear.com/) is giving away a $100 gift card to help keep your feet dry and warm in the snow with some great outdoor footwear!!
REI - REI in Brentwood (https://www.facebook.com/REIBrentwoodTN) is going to make a family's outdoor holiday special with a complete rental package including a 4-person tent, sleeping bags, pads, backpacks and a camp stove! Also, when summer returns they'll be getting you onto the water with stand up paddle board rentals!
ICD Flooring - Do you have a room that needs a beautiful 12' x 14' rug to set up your Christmas tree? ICD Flooring (http://icdflooring.com/) will get you covered with an amazing silent auction item that's valued at $1,400!
Frist Center - The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (http://fristcenter.org/) is giving away 2 sets of admission vouchers! See the great Norman Rockwell exhibition, and many other fine works at Nashville's premier art museum.
Nashville Symphony - The Nashville Symphony (http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/) is going to fill your holidays with their world renown music! The winner of this auction item will receive 2 tickets to a symphony performance of their choice!
Cheekwood - Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art (http://www.cheekwood.org/) is giving away 2 admission vouchers for the winner of this item to be able to explore the beautiful grounds and exhibitions.
The Bottle Shop - located in Franklin, The Bottle Shop (http://www.bottleshop-mcewen.com/) is giving away a great gift card and will also be offering an amazing bottle of wine for the Silent Auction!
Hook 1 - the area's best source for kayaks, fishing and all the accessories Santa could need, Hook 1 (http://kayakfishinggear.com/) is casting in a great gift card for your year-round adventures!
My Second Home Pet Resort - adventurous weekends just got easier as My Second Home Pet Resort (http://www.mysecondhome.com/) is offering (2) three-day stay packages for your fur kids with a bath, brush and nail trim... woof!
Which Wich - with 9 Which Wich (http://www.whichwich.com/) locations in the Nashville area, we'll make sure that Santa doesn't go hungry on Christmas Eve as we'll be giving away 10 meal cards!
Hair Inc. - Laura Doughtie at Hair Inc. (https://www.facebook.com/HairIncStudio) in Franklin is going to get your looking your best for holidays with a salon package that includes a shampoo, cut, style & brow wax... a $50 value that would make even Santa look amazing!
Freddie Fix It - Fred Brooks aka, Freddie Fix It (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Freddie-Fix-It/104303630978) is giving away 2 hours of handyman services (a $90 value!) to help fix those nagging home repairs, or even help you hang your stockings!
KSA Management - Kurt Andress may specialize in accounting for small businesses and and property management, but he's a huge Predators fan who's chipping in a pair of tickets to 2 different Preds games!
Jason Marks - Teq Design (https://www.facebook.com/TeqDesign) is going to make sure that Santa doesn't get lost filling stockings in Fall Creek falls by giving away 3 of his amazing autographed Fall Creek Falls State Park Guide & Hiking Maps!
Champion Ballroom Dancing Center - your feet will find the holiday dancing much more enjoyable after 2 private lessons at Champion Ballroom Dancing Center (http://championballroomcenter.com/).
Sun & Ski - When summer rolls around, Sun & Ski in Cool Springs (http://www.sunandski.com/Franklin_s/500484.htm) will make sure your bike ready to roll with a basic bike tuneup!
JJ's Wine Bar - the fine folks at JJ's Wine Bar (https://www.facebook.com/JJsWineBar) in Franklin are going to make sure you have a relaxing night out with fine wine and appetizers with two separate $25 gift certificate!
The Bunganut Pig - one of Franklin's favorite destinations for food, music and cheer, The Bunganut Pig (http://www.bunganutpig.com/index.php/en/) will help you celebrate with a $25 gift certificate.
Wild Wings Cafe - hunger and Christmas shopping do not go together, so two different winners of $25 Wild Wings Cafe (http://www.wildwingcafe.com/) gift cards will make it to all the stores on their list this season.
Keep checking back and watch for Facebook updates! We'll be listing sponsors as they come in... or just plan to join us and for the event and you'll be automatically entered to win!
Invite your friends to join us for this fantastic holiday event!
We look forward to seeing you there!