Monday, September 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nashville Shores Waterpark

4001 Bell Rd.

You’ve got a vacation day. They’ve got a lazy river and a mammoth wave pool. Sounds like the perfect summertime match, right? The Nashville Shores Waterpark will close down for the rest of the year in just one more week, so get your kicks while the kickin’s good!

Deal nearby: Hana Sushi House

Tuesday, September 3, 10 a.m. to noon
Meal Prep at the Nashville Food Project

The Nashville Food Project, 3605 Hillsboro Pike

Make a mean apple pie? Chop a carrot with mechanical precision? Put those iron-chef-worthy skills to good use by volunteering for this hot food program, which creates meals for Nashvillians who are struggling with poverty or homelessness. There’s another shift from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., in case 10 a.m. is too darn early.

Deal nearby: Shalimar Restaurant

Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Urban Hike

Thai Phooket, 207 Woodland St.

You don’t have to leave the city limits to find some good hiking action. This 5.2-mile trek keeps things local by starting at Thai Phooket, winding its way through downtown Nashville, and passing a handful of landmarks along the way. It’s a nighttime hike, so the weather won’t be too hot... and since it’s only two hours long, you’ve got enough time to eat at Thai Phooket once you get back. #winning!

Thursday, September 5, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
EC Monthly Entrepreneur's DrinkIT! Happy Hour

Edley’s East BBQ, 908 Main St.

Got a stellar idea for a startup? Share it with other entrepreneurs at this East Nashville happy hour. Anyone who shows up gets access to food and drink specials, whether or not you’re an EC member... but you should be. They’re pretty great.

Deal nearby: Red Bicycle Coffee & Crepes