Susan G. Komen More than Pink Walk
The world’s leading breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen will be holding its More Than Pink Walk at CoolSprings Galleria to raise critical funds that support breast cancer patients, research and patient navigation services to better serve those impact by the disease.
The event opens at 7 a.m., with an opening ceremony scheduled for 9 and the walk at 9:30. Visit www.komen.org/nashvillewalk to register.
Unite Williamson Prayer Breakfast
Unite Williamson will host its annual prayer breakfast Saturday, Oct. 15, at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park in Franklin. The organization is expecting hundreds of Williamson County residents and representatives from churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples across Williamson County. The prayer breakfast will return to an in-person event, after being held virtually for the past couple of years due to the pandemic. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:30.
The event is free, but attendees need to pre-register. Learn more by going here: www.unitewilliamson.com.
Race for the Horse
Tennessee Equine Hospital is hosting its first Race for the Horse 5K and 1-mile Fun Run at Sarah Benson Park in Thompson's Station.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Tennessee Equine Hospital's endowment for the Foundation for the Horse Campaign. The family-friendly race will begin with a morning 5K run at 8:30 and will feature a 1-mile Fun Run to ensure that other options are available for anyone wishing to participate.
To register for the 5K or 1-mile Fun Run, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tn-equine-hospitals-race-for-the-horse-registration-397255059577.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 37th Annual PumpkinFest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival, and it returns to the streets of downtown Franklin in all its autumnal glory. With more than 70,000 people in attendance in 2021, the festival stretches along Main Street and its side avenues and offers plenty of festive fun for people of all ages.
Join in for a full day of autumn-inspired food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contests for pets and families, and outstanding arts & crafts – featuring seasonal and specialty gift items. Visit www.williamsonheritage.org to find more information.
Brentwood Beer & Wine Festival
From 12-4 p.m. on this last Saturday in October, the Brentwood Beer & Wine Festival will give attendees the opportunity to sample 30 or more craft beers, wine, and a variety of food trucks while listening to live music. A VIP tent that will include limited issues of different beers alongside tasty catered appetizer treats The event, a fundraiser that supports the ACE Foundation (Advancement of Catholic Education), will be held on grounds off Crockett Road that that cover 3 acres, a covered pavilion, and a sand volleyball court.
Visit www.brentwoodbeerwinefest.com for more details.
Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee is hosting its first Skeleton Gala, which will be taking place at The Factory at Franklin. Proceeds from the black-tie event will benefit the Bone and Joint Institute Fund of the Williamson Medical Center Foundation.
The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature dinner, drinks, dancing to the sounds of Burning Las Vegas, and a silent auction. BJIT had planned to have its inaugural event in 2021 but had to cancel due to COVID. Tickets are $275 each and can be purchased at www.BoneandJointTN.org/foundation.
Wine Down Main Street
Downtown Franklin’s streets will be closed to traffic from 7-10 p.m. as wines, beers and spirits, provided by Lipman Brothers, are poured in the charming shops, food samplings are provided by area restaurants, and local musicians entertain thousands of attendees along the way.
Wine Down Main Street benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and has raised more than $2.1 million since its inception.
Advance tickets may be purchased at www.WineDownMainStreet.com. Tickets are also sold in the shops along Main Street.
Bridges’ Jokers & Jackpots Gala
This year’s theme for the annual Bridges Domestic Violence Center is the 1980s, and attire from that decade is encouraged. 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. The fun runs from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, Cool Springs in Franklin.
Tickets are $150 per person, $290 per couple, or $1,400 for a reserved table of 10. For further details on this event or to make reservations, visit www.bridgesdvc.org.
All proceeds benefit Bridges.
Mercy Fall Dinner
The annual fundraiser for Mercy Community Healthcare will take place in the community center at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Franklin. Funds raised will support Mercy’s mental health services, including counseling and psychiatry. These funds allow Mercy to serve uninsured and under-insured patients in our community.
Mercy Fall Dinner gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction, drinks and appetizers, followed at 6:30 by dinner, music and a program highlighting Mercy’s mental health services. Visit www.mercytn.org for more information.
Franklin Tomorrow Volunteer Awards
Nominations for the 16th annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards are in, and winners will be announced at the event taking place at Rolling Hills Community Church. Through these awards, Franklin Tomorrow hopes to show what can happen when volunteers come together to make an impact on the community.
Visit www.franklintomorrow.org for more information.
GraceWorks Turkey Trot
Just the ticket before taking on the Thanksgiving meal, the Turkey Trot has become one of the area’s most popular runs. It benefits GraceWorks Ministries, the Franklin-based community resource center that provides food, shelter and support to neighbors in need.
With a 10k run, a 5k walk/run and a 1k kids turkey chase, the options for Thanksgiving morning activity are plentiful. It will start and finish in the Meridian Cool Springs development at the PICA building, located at 3000 Meridian Blvd. in Franklin.
Registration is available at www.turkeytrotfranklin.com.
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