My Friend’s House Mardi Gras Ball
My Friend’s House will be hosting its 19th annual Mardi Gras Ball Saturday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Cool Springs in Franklin. The Mardi Gras Ball is a unique gala that provides an opportunity to celebrate with those in the Williamson County community who share the same vision and heart for the at-risk youth served at My Friend’s House. All funds raised will go directly to My Friend’s House’s operating budget.
For more information about My Friend’s House or the Mardi Gras Ball, visit My Friend’s House website at https://myfriendshousetn.org/, or contact Melinda Duncan at 615-790-8553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vigilance Group- Mother/Daughter Vigilance Workshop
Living Safely in A Dangerous World
For Mothers, Daughters and Female Friends in Williamson County Middle School Age & Up
This workshop will conclude with hands-on interactive physical training to help Attendees overcome fear during simulated attacks and escape their assailant. The event will be held February 20th 6:30-8:30 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church, Parish Hall in Brentwood at 9100 Crockett Road. Cost is $100 each (20% discount to 3 or more people.)
Williamson Inc. Women in Business Galentine’s Luncheion
Join Dale Smith Thomas as she guides you to the simple, yet powerful principles and behavioral shifts that can change your life. Learn what research has proven to be critical to an employee’s happiness and retention, and how learning to be “mindful” can make us more thoughtful, creative and open to new ideas, allowing us to think quickly and creatively. The event will be held at Brentwood United Methodist Church 11:30-1PM- 309 Franklin Road, in Brentwood.
Warwick Lecture Series: The Art Beneath Our Feet
This ongoing series of lectures named after Williamson County historian Rick Warwick features a particularly special presentation for Tuesday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. As guest speaker, National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez of the Ancient Art Archive will demonstrate why the largest cave art in the Americas is here in the Southern United States.
His journey has taken him from the southern coast of Africa, where humans first begin making paint over 100,000 years ago, to the discovery of the America’s largest cave artworks right here in the South. Visit www.williamsonheritage.org and click on Events to learn more and to register.
Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
This springtime favorite returns to the Fairgrounds Nashville Expo Center Thursday, March 2, through Sunday, March 6. Show hours are 10 a.m. through 7 p.m., and advance tickets can be bought online at www.nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com. Tickets will also be available on site at the box office through all four days of the show.
Franklin Farmers Market- Goat in Pajamas
March 4th (Rain day March 11)
The Franklin Farmers Market will combine adorable goats with pajamas for the Goats in Pajamas grand goat pajama party on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m.-noon. (Rain out date is Saturday, March 11th.)
The event is co-sponsored by Walker Chevrolet and Williamson Farmers Co-Op. Noble Springs Dairy, which makes artisanal goat cheese and skin care products with goat milk, will provide the goats.
Smoke on the Mountain
March 23-April 2
This production tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing live after a five-year hiatus.
With several performances, including afternoons, the show will take place in the Historic Sanctuary of Franklin First United Methodist Church. Visit www.studiotenn.org for more information and to buy tickets.
Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee
The seventh annual Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee will take place Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pinkerton Park in Franklin. All Tennessee artists from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to apply to display original pieces in this juried exhibit. The festival will accept and include a wide variety of art pieces in multi-media platforms. Winning pieces will be displayed at the Fire Hall Art Gallery in Franklin City Hall.
Brentwood Arbor Day
Once again, the annual Arbor Day celebration will be held at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be day of celebrating trees, with vendors present to teach you about various tree topics and provide giveaways. The Brentwood Tree Board will also have tree seedlings to give away. For more information, visit www.brentwoodtn.gov and click on Your Government to find Tree Board.
This is a time for whiskey lovers to bundle up for an evening of live music, good food and exceptional spirits in the friendly Westhaven community.Whiskey Warmer, which runs from 6-9 p.m. is designed for whiskey aficionados and newcomers alike, with distillers pouring samples of premier whiskeys, bourbon and scotch and providing comprehensive education for those looking to learn more. Enjoy a live bluegrass concert playing throughout the night, local food trucks, photo booth, cigar lounge and more! Go to www.whiskeywarmer.com for more information.
Main Street Festival
Considered one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, the two-day Main Street Festival in downtown Franklin is expecting to attract more than 100,000 visitors for its 39tth fest in 2023. Main Street Festival features more than 200 high-quality arts and crafts vendors, superb entertainment, great food, and fun for the whole family.
Visit www.williamsonheritage.org and click on Events for more information.
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