Jokers & Jackpots Gala

October 12; 6:30 - 11p.m.

Bridges Domestic Violence Center will host its 21st Annual Jokers & Jackpots Gala, which is being presented by the Law Office of Casey Ashworth on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. in Liberty Hall at The Factory at Franklin. Attendees are encouraged to wear festive attire to coincide with this year’s Evening of Magic Theme as Bridges celebrates 21 years of service in Williamson County.

Guests will have the opportunity to play a variety of casino games including Texas Hold’em, poker, roulette, craps and blackjack. Chips can be “cashed in” for prizes that will be given away at the end of the evening. For those who love to shop, there will be a silent auction that includes artwork, jewelry, home décor and gift items, tickets to performances and attractions, restaurant gift cards, sports items, pampering services and getaways. Special items will be available in the live auction. In addition, guests can taste food from local restaurants and caterers, sip on beer, wine and cocktails, and dance to classic and contemporary hits.

Tickets are $95 per person, $185 per couple, or $1,000 for a reserved table of 10. For further details on this event or to make reservations, please visit http://www.bridgesdvc.org/ All proceeds benefit Bridges.

The Musical Theatre Experience Program presents Annie Kids

October 18-19

College Grove Artsitorium, 8601 Horton Hwy, College Grove, TN. Performances will be Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. Tickets are $7 and available at www.wcparksandrec.com.

Unite Williamson Prayer Breakfast

Saturday, Oct. 19; 9 - 10:30 a.m.

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm

Unite Williamson, a non-profit focused on building community and bringing people together, will host a prayer breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. This 2nd Annual event is expected to host hundreds of representatives from more than 200 churches, synagogues, mosques and temples across Williamson County.

Franklin Mayor, Dr. Ken Moore, founded the organization – not in his official capacity as mayor, but as a resident of the Williamson County community – after witnessing the response of a diverse faith-based community following the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The second-annual event, themed “Rooted in Love,” aims to attract individuals and families to attend, meet neighbors from other backgrounds, and gain insights from shared perspectives and unified prayer for healing of the divides we face as a community and nation. Tickets are $5, and participants are encouraged to reserve seats now, as space is limited.

For tickets and additional information, please visit www.unitewilliamson.com.

Millers Thrillers

Now thru Nov. 2nd

Fall brings Halloween and the ever popular haunted house excursions, but Millers Thrillers, celebrating their 11h anniversary this year, is more than just a walk of fear and excitement. Millers Thrillers boasts a Haunted Woods as well as a Zombie Paintball Hayride, and Entertainment Zone, just five minutes west of Spring Hill in Columbia, Tennessee. It is open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 – 11 p.m. and Nov. 1 and 2 from 7-10PM.

For more information, visit www.millersthrillers.net.

Franklin Wine Festival

Friday, Oct. 25; 7 - 10 p.m.

The Factory at Franklin

Tickets: $89 in advance; $100 at the door

The Franklin Wine Festival will host its 15th annual event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Choose from more than 300 world class vintages paired with offerings from 30 top local restaurants creating a one of a kind evening. Presented by Cool Springs Wine and Spirits and supported by Nissan, this is the fall event for foodies and wine connoisseurs, complete with fantastic live entertainment, a diverse silent auction, a Bubble Lounge, Whiskey Lounge and an artisan Biergarten, a fun photo booth and a unique fundraising competition, King and Queen of the Vines.

To purchase tickets and learn more visit franklinwinefestival.com.

Martin Masters Fine Art Show

and Sale

Preview Party - Friday, Oct. 18; 5 - 8 p.m.

Art Show and Sale -Saturday,

Oct. 19; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FiftyForward Martin Center, Brentwood

FiftyForward Martin Center morphs into an art gallery displaying more than 500 original works of art by more than 40 local and regional professional artists in various mediums including jewelry, pottery and sculpture. The show is free, open to the public and there is plentiful parking and accessibility. Opening reception is Friday, Oct. 18 from 5 – 8 p.m. and features wine, great food and free admission.

For more information visit, www.themartincentertn.org.

Pumpkinfest

Saturday, Oct. 26; from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Historic Downtown Franklin

The Heritage Foundation’s 36 Annual Pumpkinfest, presented by Jackson National Life Insurance Company, is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival. With over 65,000 people in attendance, the festival stretches along Main Street in downtown Franklin, and its avenues, offering tons of festive fun for families.

To learn more visit williamsonheritage.org.

Downtown Franklin Rotary

Chili Cookoff

Saturday, Oct. 26; 10a.m. - 2p.m.

Downtown Franklin during Pumpkinfest

The Downtown Franklin Rotary is excited to bring back the 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff. Local teams will be participating for bragging rights and trophies and a ticket will get you a taste of chili from all participating teams and a chance to vote for your favorite. Beverages are available for purchase and tv’s will be on-site at the event so you can follow your favorite football team. All proceeds go to the Downtown Franklin Rotary Club charities.

Grave Matters

Saturday, October 26th

And after dark, Franklin’s historic cemeteries will come to life with “Grave Matters: The Stories Behind the Stones” with first person stories of some of the folks buried there. The cemetery tours will run from 7 – 9 p.m. For more information or tickets visit. www.franklinonfoot.com.

Family Day at The Park

at Harlinsdale Farm

Saturday, November 2; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road

This event includes a petting zoo, inflatable zone, fall festival, face painting, hay rides, food trucks, horse demonstrations, crafts, pony rides, miniature train rides and more.

Wine Down Main Street

Saturday, Nov. 2; 7 – 10 p.m.

Historic Square and along Main Street, Downtown Franklin

Admission: $75 (until Oct. 14) VIP Admission $125, Premium VIP $200

Mark your calendars, call your friends and book the babysitter, Wine Down Main Street, “Best Night Out All Year” is November 2 from 7 – 10 p.m.

Lipman Brothers, Nashville’s oldest and largest distributor of wine and spirits, is the official wine sponsor. This unique wine tasting event takes place along historic Main Street with more than 30 shops playing host to wines from around the world. Participants taste wines, shop and sample food from area restaurants – all while listening to great live music. Proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales for this event benefits the more than 4,000 local youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.

This is a 21 and over event.For more information and to purchase tickets visit winedownmainstreet.com.

Blue & Gray Days

Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9

Carter house and Carnton, Franklin

Admission: House Tour Tickets: adults $12 and children (ages 6-12) $8; children under 6 are admitted without cost. Grounds Only Tickets: $10.

Blue & Gray Days draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year. At both Carter House and Carnton, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and get hands-on experience with clothes, trades, and weapons of the past. This living history experience is the perfect field trip and great for families. Volunteers needed! For additional details, visit www.boft.org or call 615.794.0903.

WAKM’s Veterans’ Day Parade & Reception

Monday, Nov. 11; 11 a.m.

Historic Downtown Franklin

The 2019 Williamson County Veterans’ Day Parade and Reception, sponsored by WAKM AM 950, will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 in historic downtown Franklin. Veterans, their families and the public are invited to gather at the Williamson County Archives & Museum to enjoy brunch before the parade begins. The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. and will include numerous veterans from all branches of the military and wars, as well as several local area marching bands, ROTCs and school groups.

Williamson Inc. Annual Celebration

Tuesday, November 19; 11:30 a.m.

Williamson Inc. will hold its annual celebration this year at Northside McEwen. The keynote speaker will be Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, as well as chairman of the board. Williamson Inc. will be celebrating the year’s accomplishments and sharing new and innovative programs and events they will be providing in 2020. For details and sponsorship opportunities visit williamsonchamber.com/events/annual-celebration.

Battle of Franklin Annual Illumination & Ceremony

Saturday, Nov. 30 at dusk

Carnton

On Saturday, Nov. 30, at dusk The Battle of Franklin Trust will have a brief ceremony and once again light 10,000 luminaries to honor the 10,000 causalities from the Battle of Franklin. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. with walk-through tours at Carnton and Carter House from 5-7 p.m. This is free and open to the public. To learn more visit boft.org.

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