Events & Adventures | Bob Cope

Author: Bob Cope

We are finding that being single, is the new Black! Meaning, it’s the new ‘IN” thing. There has never been a time in history that we have had more single people. And, get this…..we’re happy about it, and we’re loving it!!

Single people are embracing the benefits of singleness. We are loving the fact that we come and go as we please. We like that we eat what we want, when we want and how we want. For instance, I can eat fish and Brussel sprouts 6 times in a 4-day period, and no one will criticize me or complain that we eat the same thing over an over again. Or, I can have dark cherry chocolate ice cream for dinner… bed…… watching nothing at all, reading a book, or binging on Greys Anatomy….. yes again! I can work over time, I can work-out, I can stop for dinner with my friends and not worry that someone is waiting for me to take care of them.

There are of course those who will say, “don’t you get lonely”? Well, sure. Sometimes. To be very honest, I was lonelier when I was married. There is something about being with someone and not having your needs and expectations met that puts a whole new twist on loneliness. My times of being single and lonely is so few and far between, that I’ve grown fond of the balance of being single and being lonely. When compared to the down side of my marriage, being single and a few occasional lonely times, is a walk in the park. A very beautiful, bright, sunny, happy place park.

It all changed when I changed my perception of singleness. You see, growing up I was shown by example, that being single was the worst curse one could have fall upon them. No one ever, in their right mind would choose to be single. My circle of influence accepted abusive, unhealthy relationships at the cost of being the death dreaded alone! Once I looked at it from a healthy, more realistic perspective, I was in awe of the many, many benefits of singlehood. More and more people everyday are embracing the fact that we love being single.

Statistics show us that: According to the US Census Bureau in 2017

Single Life

110.6 million The number of unmarried people in America age 18 and older in 2016. This group made up 45.2 percent of all U.S. residents age 18 and older.

63.5% The percentage of unmarried U.S. residents age 18 and older in 2016 who had never been married. Another 23.1 percent were divorced, and 13.4 percent were widowed.

88 The number of unmarried men age 18 and older for every 100 unmarried women in the United States in 2016.

These are staggering statistics. Especially considering it is in favor of singleness. Studies are showing that singles are not only happier, they are also healthier.

As singles we LOVE to meet new people and do fun things. At Events & Adventures ALL the planning is done for us. All we do is show up, meet with friends and have a great time.   There are always people who are waiting to meet YOU!

Sign up for your next event or call us at 615-242-3030, we can’t wait to see you there.


When I was younger, I was NEVER single.  I started dating my future husband at 15.  We were together until I was 34.  After the divorce, I started dating multiple guys, one after another.  I rushed into one unhealthy relationships after another, just to be in a relationship.  It’s all I knew.  I didn’t have a clue as to what I liked or didn’t like in a partner.  I didn’t have a clue as to what I liked or didn’t like about myself.  That was a long time ago.  Things have changed drastically in my life.  I am single and I am LOVING it.  Who knew that being single could be so freeing.  So peaceful.  It was in 2015 that I put the brakes on dating.  I decided that I was going to ‘date’ myself.  I was going to get to know me.  An unexpected thing happened, I fell in love.  I fell in love with me.  I decided that I would be intentional.  Intentional about listening to what people said about me.  What I heard didn’t resonate right away.  It took some time to believe the descriptive words that I was hearing.  I heard that I was strong.  I heard that I was a great friend.  People said that I was loyal, fun, and sensitive.  I discovered that I was appreciated, I was valued, and that I mattered.  I am loved and I love people for who they are now.  I am more present with people.  I take my time and listen.  I’ve also learned how to share in a genuine and authentic way.

I made some of the closest friends that I have ever had.  I have belly laughed without regard.  I learned how to allow myself to be vulnerable without fear.  Fear of being left.  Fear of being lonely.  Fear of being crushed beyond repair.  What I found is that I am quite capable of taking care of Beth.

I discovered that I LOVE being alone.  I delight in having quiet time.  Reading, meditating, and yoga are all things that gave me insight into who I am.  I love happy people who like to laugh, are active, and enjoy being outdoors.  Cooking for my friends and family is a way that I show love.  I love trying new things.  Since 2015 I have gone skydiving and white water rafting.  I did a Warrior Dash and traveled to hike new mountains!

Events & Adventures plans fun and exciting activities.  They create an environment that makes it comfortable to meet friends.  You benefit with a variety of activities to try and cost saving group deals.  And, you meet the most amazing people who are waiting to meet YOU!

Go to the calendar and sign up for your next event or call us at 615-242-3030, we can’t wait to see you there.


Are you single in Nashville and looking to get out with other singles to take in some beautiful scenery while getting a bit of exercise? Well, look no further! We do a hike somewhere every single month with our members!

Here’s a list of some of our favorite trails to tackle that aren’t too far a schlep from Music City proper.

  1. Couchville Lake Trail at Long Hunter State Park: This 2.1 mile trail takes about 1.5 hours to complete. Lake, woods, and tree lovers will appreciate the Couchville Lake Arboretum, which borders the trail. Wildlife lovers will like it too, as they may see deer and water birds here. A 300-foot wooden bridge crosses the lake and affords great photo ops. Many short out-and-back paths lead to the lake’s edge and several ponds that border the trail.
  2. The Trails at Fontanel: Three miles of wooded trails wind through a forested setting of the historic Whites Creek Valley offering a quiet, serene escape for enjoying nature. These trails are dog friendly, with sensory points installed by MARS Petcare along the way. The trailhead begins across from the Woods at Fontanel Music Venue and extend up and over the ridge behind the Fontanel Mansion and back down by the Woods at Fontanel VIP seating area. The trails also connect to a mile of paved Metro Parks Greenway for foot and bike traffic with plans to expand even further.
  3. Edwin Warner Park Geology Trail: This 2.3-mile trail takes about 1.5 hours to complete. The Geology Trail combines portions of the Little Acorn, Nature Loop, and Harpeth Woods Trails so you can experience the best of Edwin Warner Park. A bridge behind the nature center leads to woods filled with a variety of hardwood trees, and another bridge over Vaughn’s Creek offers good photo ops. Climb up the limestone outcrops to the high point of the hike, an abandoned quarry that is the turnaround point.
  4. Richland Creek Greenway: The Richland Creek Greenway is a multi-use trail that connects the neighborhoods of Sylvan Park and Cherokee Park with the shopping centers, entertainment areas and schools along White Bridge Pike via three access spurs. The greenway makes nearly a complete loop around McCabe Park, and a 1-mile portion of it follows the railroad tracks between White Bridge Pike and Cherokee Road. Rail history buffs will want to stop at the White Bridge Road trailhead, where there is a historical marker for Dutchman’s Curve, the site of the Great Train Wreck of 1918, one of the worst rail accidents in the county’s history.
  5. Shelby Bottoms Greenway: The Shelby Bottoms Greenway is a multi-use trail that runs along the Cumberland River in East Hill section of Nashville. Numerous unpaved trails loop through the forest and open spaces throughout the Shelby Bottoms area. The main trail is 4.5 miles, one way, while additional spur trails increase the mileage to 6.4. The primitive trails add another 6 miles to the trail system within Shelby Bottoms.
  6. Hendersonville’s Warrior Trail: Also great for biking! The Warrior Bike Trail is located on Saundersville Road in Hendersonville near Hobby Lobby. There is an estimated 1.5 miles of trails that can be accessed by people of all ages.
  7. Barfield Wilderness Loop Trail in Murfreesboro: Barfield Wilderness Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Murfreesboro, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers several activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
  8. Fiery Gizzard Trail: The Fiery Gizzard Trail is a 12.5-mile-long one-way trail that connects the Grundy Forest and Foster Falls. Hikers may observe nature, swim in Fiery Gizzard Creek, see spectacular rock formations, cascading streams, waterfalls, rocky gorges, panoramic overlooks and lush woodlands. This trail has been rated by Backpacker magazine as one of the Top 25 in the country and should not be missed!
  9. Stones River Greenway at Percy Priest Dam: The Stones River Greenway is a multi-use trail that runs from the Cumberland River to the J. Percy Priest Reservoir at Nashville Shores. Much of the trail runs parallel to Stones River and provides access to several communities and parks along the way, including the skate park at Two Rivers Park. The Stones River Greenway also connects to the Shelby Bottoms Greenway at the Cumberland River by the dam.
  10. The Garrison Creek trailhead at Natchez Trace Parkway: This is a moderate hike. Dogs on leashes are welcome! This forest trail is 1.6 miles, and we recommend taking advantage of this hike in the fall fully appreciate the beautiful changing leaves.

The above is just a taste of the hikes we love, and we are always adding new trails! We would love for you to join us!

Make sure to check out our calendar of upcoming events at or call us at 615-242-3030.

Events & Adventures is melting over The Candle Bar! If you haven’t heard about this awesome new spot off of Sidco Drive, let us tell you all about it.

We were invited to personalize our favorite fragrance combinations and then jazz it up with a customized container for a truly unique experience. There are 40 different fragrance options to choose from and blend together to create something all your own – it is so much fun!

The entire candle making process took 30-40 minutes, and we were guided step by step how to mix, pour and customize. The candles then need to cool for 3 hours or so before they are ready burn.

The best part? It’s BYOB! We made it a very social night out and brought in food, sodas, wines and spirits for a fun get to know you experience.

At Events & Adventures, we love trying new things. If there is a new spot that has something new and exciting to try, you can bet we will be there to test it out. Our single members never tire of trying new things, like axe throwing classes, creating our own aromatherapy essential oils, playing Topgolf, fencing and partaking in sake tastings and wine and chocolate demos. Let us show you why being single is such a great thing!

Make sure to check out our calendar of upcoming events at or call us at 615-242-3030.

You say it every year – you’re going to make a change and put yourself out there. We are closing in on January, so have you followed through with your resolution? It’s not too late! Events & Adventures is here to help you make that positive lifestyle change, so you can meet new people and get your social life back on track.

We are not a matchmaking service or an online dating site. We are a membership based activities club for singles. We plan 30-35 events for our single members every month – we do it all – hikes, concerts, archery classes, murder mystery dinners, wine tastings and Predators games! You have the option to attend an event every single day of the week. With 1,000 active members in Nashville you are going to meet some great new friends and possibly that special someone at any of our awesome events. You can check out our calendars right now here.

Different from a date where you are in a one-on-one setting, our events are in a group environment so there’s no pressure. You can relax and focus on having fun!

Let us show you why being single is a great thing. Click here to enter your information and make an appointment to meet with us in our office located in downtown Nashville inside of the Cummins Station. You can pick a day and time that best suits your schedule. We can’t wait to meet you!

Still have questions about how to join? Call us at 615-242-3030.

Did you know that Events & Adventures is nationwide? We opened our first club in Seattle in 1987, making us 30 years old!

Because of our numerous locations, we have some great travel opportunities for members in all our cities!

In December 2017, we are heading to NYC for a Christmas in New York trip. This 4 night/5 day E&A trip to New York City for the Christmas season includes a Four start hotel in Time Square and so much more!

In January 2018, we are exploring Cuba! This 8 Day trip to Cuba just for E&A including Airfare from the U.S. and back, All lodging, Ground transportation, Daily activities, Many meals and so much more.

In February 2018, we are heading to Lake Tahoe for a weekend getaway. Whether you want to ski or snowboard, hit the casinos or relax by the fireplace, this trip has it all! E&A is renting a luxury home in South Lake Tahoe for a weekend of fun!

In April 2018, we are heading to Peru & Machu Picchu AND getting away for the weekend to Sedona, Arizona! The 10 Day trip to Peru and Machu Picchu includes Airfare From the Miami International Airport and back, All Lodging, Ground Transportation, Daily Activities, Many Meals and so much more! The Sedona, Arizona weekend getaway includes 4 nights of lodging at a resort/spa, Grand Canyon helicopter tour, nightly wine tastings, a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Red Rocks, daily hikes, daily yoga sessions and so much more!

In May 2018, we are packing our bags to travel to Vietnam & Cambodia. This 15 Day trip to Vietnam and Cambodia will be a trip of lifetime, including luxury lodging and all kinds of daily activities and tours.

In July 2018, we are heading to Las Vegas & White Water Rafting the Grand Canyon! This Adventures is sooooo much more than just the Grand Canyon! It Starts with a night in Las Vegas! We take a small plane to a Dude Ranch and get to play there. We take a helicopter ride down into the canyon. We float through the Grand Canyon for 2 days! Then it’s back to Vegas where we started.

In August 2018, we are off to South Africa! If it’s your first time to Africa, the birthplace of civilization or you are returning to South Africa, you will love this itinerary to include such landmarks as Durban’s fantastic coastline. Johannesburg historical sites and the Malaria free area of Madikwe for your safari experience, home of the Big 5 and only a three-hour drive from Johannesburg.

And, that’s not all folks! We are constantly announcing new trips. If travel is something you want to do in the future, and you want to meet some fun singles from all over the world, then join us!

Check out to view our travel and calendar of events! Still have questions about how to join? Call us at 615-242-3030.

Are you curious what the best haunted houses in Nashville are? Well, we’ve got you covered!

According to Yelp, here is the 2017 Top 5 best haunted house list:

  1. Devil’s Dungeon


510 Davidson St
Nashville, TN 37213

(615) 256-0053


  1. Slaughter House


3445 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37076

(615) 840-5069


  1. Nashville Nightmare – Our members go here every year and it is a scare!!! With 4 different haunted houses, prepare to get terrified!


1016 Madison Sq
Madison, TN 37115

(615) 864-7481


  1. Haunted Hell Nashville


3930 Apache Trl
Nashville, TN 37013

(615) 832-4355


  1. Death Row – Sanitarium of Slaughter


418 Harding Industrial Dr
Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 833-1433


We wanted to add in some honorable mentions that our members love, so first up is Millers Thrillers Haunted Woods & Zombie Paintball. This place is a must see for Halloween!

Next up is Canoe The Caney – Haunted Canoe Trip. If you are in for some adventure, then this is something you need to do! Your trip starts with a trolley ride to the old cemetery where you’ll hear the true and disturbing accounts of a flooded town, lost graves, ghostly visits, unexplained voices, and sounds. You will then take a short walk to the old dock on Center Hill Lake where, along the way, you will hear other accounts of ghostly haunting’s as your walk through the old military recreation base. Once you arrive at the dock, you will board your boat and paddle over the original location of the old 1800’s sunken cemetery that is just a mere 15 feet below the water’s surface. This is where many believe the lost graves still remain and local lore tells stories of spirits trapped just beneath the dark waters of Cemetery Cove.

And finally, we highly recommend doing the corn maze by flashlight at Fiddle Dee Farms! Seven acres of twists and turns. Seven acres of surprises. Seven acres of “which way do I go” decisions. While not haunted per se, it is spooky because of the darkness, and really fun in a group setting!

Check out to view our calendar of events and see all the fun things to do we have coming up for our members! Still have questions about how to join? Call us at 615-242-3030.

Are we gonna do THAT?” That’s what our E&A members said once they came face to face with The Ocoee River Adventure for the first time. September was the perfect time to raft The Ocoee!

The Ocoee River is a whitewater gem located in southeast Tennessee loaded with Class III and IV whitewater. Our trip started with a little rapid called Grumpy’s that encouraged us to paddle together with our E&A boat mates. We then enjoyed the eye opening ledges of Broken Nose, the rolling waves of Slice and Dice and a fun little hole called Second Helping. After that, our guide let us in on a good Indian story around Moonshoot and the drops at Double Suck woke us up and prepared us for our photo opportunity at the infamous Double Trouble. These three standing waves had us shrieking with delight, for sure!

We traversed through countless drops of waves before we were home free.

Once our 5-mile adventure was over, which took about 3 hours, we changed into dry clothes and viewed our pictures to see how crazy we looked out there.

It was truly a unique experience that we will not forget!

Check out to view our calendar of events and see all the fun things to do we have coming up for our members! Still have questions about how to join? Call us at 615-242-3030.

Yes, folks. You heard that right – we did indeed try goat yoga recently!

We wrangled up our crew and headed out to Shenanigoats’ new studio in Madison, TN to partake in the latest craze to sweep through Nashville. We were greeted by some fabulous goats, including the popular Miles who has his own Instagram handle – @IAmMilesTheGoat!

Did you know that goats eat 75% of their body weight daily? They sure do! The goats at Shenanigoats tromped around and ate leaves and such that were left out for them. They let us pet them and some even snuggled right up to our members! It was cuteness overload, for sure.

Our instructor, Lori, was awesome. Yes, you actually do yoga. We moved through the different poses and she provided modifications for us newbies. The goats randomly decided to jump on us as we moved from planks to down dogs and the various warrior poses. It was quite comical and we all really enjoyed the experience.

We ended class in a group circle where the goats ran across our backs continuously. They will do anything for some food!


At Events & Adventures (E&A), we do everything from going out to dinner, going to concerts, hiking, bowling, yoga, musicals and theater events, rooftop pool parties and disc golf – you name it, we do it!

On Sunday, we headed over to Two Rivers Parkway for disc golf with our E&A friends! It was a beautiful day for disc golf, also known as frisbee golf or frolf. So, what is disc golf? Disc golf involves players throwing a disc at a target, and is played using rules similar to golf. We play on a course of 9 or 18 holes, but other formats are also common. Players complete a hole by throwing a disc from a tee area toward a target, throwing again from the landing position of the disc until the target is reached. Your goal is to complete a course in the lowest number of total throws!

All in all, think of disc golf as golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, you use a flying disc – aka a Frisbee!

Disc golf can be played solo, with a partner, or with a large group. It’s a chance to do something in the great outdoors while getting exercise, connecting with friends or making new ones!

Disc golf is completely free, too!

Interested in joining E&A? Call us today at 615-242-3030 or check out You can view our calendar of events and see all the fun things we do!