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For the love of readingFall Book Frenzy

University School of Nashville’s annual book sale puts 10,000 within affordable reach every September. Everyone likes to curl up with a good book, and the University School of Nashville Association has the perfect opportunity at its Fall Book Frenzy. Join us in USN’s Cheek Gym for an incredible sale of new and gently used books, each $5 or less. Choose options to educate and inspire readers of all ages and explore countless subjects. Games and puzzles are also on hand. The $10 bag sale, known as the “bibliophile feeding frenzy” will take place at 2 p.m. This event is free, open to the general public, and benefits USN’s Hassenfeld Library, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Conexión Américas, The Susan Gray School, Goodwill, and the Nashville Book Connection. Public school teachers and nonprofit leaders also may fill two bags with books of their choice at no cost to restock their bookshelves.

WHO: book lovers of all ages, public school teachers, nonprofit leaders
WHAT: Fall Book Frenzy, a used book sale with over 10,000 books as well as puzzles and games
WHEN: 2023 Dates TBA; the final hour includes a $10 fill-the-bag sale
WHERE: University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Ave. Nashville TN 37204. Parking and main entrance are accessible from 19th Avenue South only

September Family CelebrationFall Fest

This annual “fun” raiser is a fabulous family affair, held outdoors on the Edgehill Campus in September. Highlights of this school-wide event include delicious food from Dads’ Alliance and local food trucks, carnival games, bounce houses, music, and so much more. Fall Book Frenzy will also be open for shopping during Fall Fest.
Fall Fest will be fun for all ages and is a great way to connect with other USN families, and Fall Book Frenzy is also open on Friday to the USN community from 12-7pm that day.

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and to work shifts during the evening. For more information, contact Grace Ann Lukach.

USN's Community Art Show Experienceartclectic

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Every October, Artclectic brings together University School of Nashville’s finest elements – volunteer spirit, community outreach, and art appreciation. This glorious display of art includes events for parents, students, alumni, and our neighbors and friends.
From coordinating with artists to leading children’s activities to planning parties, more than 100 volunteers organize and staff this three-day fundraiser.
Proceeds support innovative teaching by providing funds for attending workshops, exploring new ways of teaching, and researching innovative and visionary ideas to share with our students and our community. 

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Learn, Live, LaughEvening Classes

Registration typically opens: December/January
Classes: January through March/April

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These unique, useful, and universally praised classes have brightened up winter evenings. Held January through March, classes are open to the entire Nashville community.

USN Evening Classes are planned, organized and often presented by USN parents and faculty as well as Nashville restauranteurs and entrepreneurs. Leaders in their field, volunteer instructors present classes on cooking, gardening, writing, home renovation, technology, arts and hobbies, and much more. Proceeds benefit USN's K-12 Need-Based Scholarship Endowment.

A Musical Evening OutMusic Night

Music Night is a lively yet intimate evening of music that features some of Nashville’s finest musicians and showcases the wide range of talent of USN parents and alumni. Every year, this exclusive event amazes the audience with an unforgettable night of music, food, and drink. 
Music Night is typically held in February in the Durnan Auditorium. It’s a perfect night to bring a date, hang out with old friends, or meet new people. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, check-in, and clean up on the day of the event. Proceeds from Music Night benefit a variety of USN departments and programs. 
Music Night has welcomed an impressive list of headliners over the years, including:
2024: TBA
2022: The Tennessee Dead with Gabe Dixon and Victor Wooten
2021:  Music Night All-Stars (Virtual Event)
2020:  Compass Record All Stars featuring Colin Hay
2019:  Darius Rucker, Steve Gorman, Peter Holsapple, and friends as The Invisible Hand
2018:  Gabe Dixon
2017:  The Wooten Brothers
2016:  Manifest Destiny featuring Carl Broemel, Steve Gorman, and Will Hoge
2015:  Dierks Bentley & Friends
2014:  Big & Rich
2013:  Shooter Jennings, with Steve Gorman and Bobby Keys
2011:  Take 6
2010:  Maura O’Connell
2009:  Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, and Jerry Douglas
2008:  Ben Folds
2007:  John Prine
2006:  Alison Brown
2005:  The Long Players featuring a performance by Elvis Costello
Additional performers, prior to 2005, include: Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kim Carnes, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Matraca Berg, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Delbert McClinton, Suzy Bogguss, Tim O’Brien, and Bela Fleck. 

TAP & Tiger Club: Support USN Arts & Athletics

USN Mission: 
University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.