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1. Warner Park Walks: Late Summer Wildflowers
When: Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.
Where: Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville
Visitors will find goldenrod, ironweed, milkweed, insects and hummingbirds as they stroll along Long Hollow field. This event is free and welcome to anyone 8 years and older.
2. East Nashville Tomato 5K
When: Saturday, Aug. 11, 7:30 a.m.
Where: East Park, 700 Woodland St., Nashville
Now in its 12th year, the East Nashville Tomato 5K takes runners on a road race through East Nashville. In addition to the 5K, there will be a Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and under immediately before the main race. The Tomato 5K coincides with the Tomato Arts Festival.
3. Guided tour of Fort Negly
When: Saturday, August 11, 2-3 p.m.
Where: 1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville
On the second Saturday of each month, a historian takes participants on a one-mile guided walking tour to learn about Fort Negley Park. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
4. Burro Bash at Hillsboro High
When: Sunday, August 12, 4-6:30 p.m.
Where: 3812 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville
Burro Bash, Hillsboro High School's annual family back-to-school party, brings together families in celebration of the upcoming school year. There will be information on school clubs for students interested in finding new activities. A main dish and drinks will be provided, but families are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Keep up with event details here.
5. Pet adoption event at Orvis in Green Hills
When: Sunday, August 12, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Orvis, 2122 Hillsboro Drive, Nashville
The dog-friendly outdoor and sporting goods shop will host an adoption event in partnership with Bonaparte's Retreat, an organization founded by Emmylou Harris. The group aims to rescue dogs in danger of being euthanized due to shelter overcrowding.
Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.
She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.