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Musical “Addams Family” comes to Jamison Hall Apr. 7

Musical “Addams Family” comes to Jamison Hall Apr. 7
Columbia State Community College’s commercial entertainment program will present this year’s annual spring musical, “The Addams Family,” April 7 in the Jamison Hall of The Factory at Franklin. Join the spooky, mysterious and comedic world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch as they gather to celebrate life and death, connect with their past .....
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Davidson-Williamson Boys & Girls Clubs to welcome Shaquille O’ Neal

Davidson-Williamson Boys & Girls Clubs to welcome Shaquille O’ Neal
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT) will welcome Shaquille O’ Neal, a retired NBA Hall of Fame basketball player, to The Great Futures Gala on April 1 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. O’Neal, who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA, will be the featured celebrity at the gala. The event, which takes ...
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Nolensville Antiques, Collectibles, and Garden SHOW opens with preview Thursday night

Nolensville Antiques, Collectibles, and Garden SHOW opens with preview Thursday night
Coming March 28 through April 1, 2017, is the 2nd Annual Antiques, Collectibles, and Garden SHOW presented by the Nolensville Historical Society. The show benefits museum restoration at the Nolensville Historic School, 7248 Nolensville Road, where the show will take place. There will be silent auction items and pop-up presentations during the show, from 10 ...
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Kings Bowl will once again host celebrity tournament for High Hopes

Kings Bowl will once again host celebrity tournament for High Hopes
Kings Bowl America in Cool Springs will once again host the Stars & Strikes celebrity bowling tournament beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. The tournament benefits High Hopes Development Center, a 32 year old non-profit serving over 600 children and families annually in the Middle Tennessee area. High Hopes offers an inclusive preschool ...
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County’s new Performing Arts Center to open Mar. 30

County’s new Performing Arts Center to open Mar. 30
The new Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park will stage its first show next week, following a makeover of Coverdale Hall, a 1905 building that served as a library and gymnasium for the old Battle Ground Academy. The Performing Arts Center’s first event will be a 7 p.m.performance March 30 of “Peter Pan” by ...
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WillPower 5K race returns to Downtown Franklin Apr. 8

WillPower 5K race returns to Downtown Franklin Apr. 8
This April marks the 5th annual WillPower 5K, a footrace launched by Franklin teenager Will NeSmith in early 2013 as he recovered from a life-changing stroke. The race was created to celebrate his survival and to raise awareness for both pediatric stroke and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) — the genetic disease that led to Will’s ...
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Olive Vitality to offer flavored oils, balsamic vinegars at first-ever open house

Olive Vitality to offer flavored oils, balsamic vinegars at first-ever open house
by REBEKAH JONES On Thursday, March 30, Olive Vitality in Cool Springs will be hosting their first ever open house with the theme Spring Awakening. Founder and owner, Janette Angell, has high hopes for the event and is excited to open her store’s doors to the community. She said, “We like to inspire people with food. We ...
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Photographer Jeremy Cowart to kick of “Live Intentionally” series

Photographer Jeremy Cowart to kick of “Live Intentionally” series
The Refuge Center for Counseling, a local nonprofit organization that offers affordable counseling services to those in need, will hold its first “Live Intentionally” speaker series featuring artist, photographer and visionary Jeremy Cowart on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Beacon Capital Management, located in Franklin, Tenn., is the presenting sponsor. ...
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Castro’s daughter will offer insights into Cuba on Tuesday

Castro’s daughter will offer insights into Cuba on Tuesday
Columbia State Community College will host Alina Fernandez, Fidel Castro’s daughter, to talk about her childhood and Cuba’s political environment from the 1960s through today at 7 p.m. on March 21 in the Cherry Theater. “We are excited to host Alina Fernandez at Columbia State,” said Weston Dulaney, Columbia State director of international education and assistant ...
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Hit songwriters perform on Apr. 7 in fundraiser for Gilda’s Club

Hit songwriters perform on Apr. 7 in fundraiser for Gilda’s Club
Hit songwriters Jill Colucci and Chas Sandford headline the 9th Annual Brentwood United Methodist Women Songwriters Night on Apr. 7 benefitting Gilda’s Club Nashville. Tickets are $10 in advance for the event, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Youth Tabernacle of the church, at 309 Franklin Rd., Brentwood 37027. Tickets will be available from United ...
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New tours offered of bloody site of Loring’s Advance

New tours offered of bloody site of Loring’s Advance
The Battle of Franklin Trust has announced two guided tours of Loring’s Advance, a 5-acre field along the railroad tracks east of Adams Street. The land was the site of terrible combat and many casualties at the Battle of Franklin. The tours, which will be held on Saturday, April 1 and Saturday, April 8 mark the first-ever Battle ...
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Kim Campbell, caregiver to husband Glen Campbell, offers message of hope

Kim Campbell, caregiver to husband Glen Campbell, offers message of hope
The Morning Pointe Foundation is sponsoring a free Alzheimer’s caregiver event featuring Kim Campbell, wife of Grammy award-winning country music legend Glen Campbell, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, at Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Road in Brentwood. This is the fourth event sponsored by the Foundation featuring Kim Campbell’s message of hope that has touc...
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Bryan White headlines “Take the Cake” fundraiser for DUI Court Foundation

Bryan White headlines “Take the Cake” fundraiser for DUI Court Foundation
Academy of Country Music and Grammy Award-Winning artist Bryan White will present an intimate acoustic performance to cap “Take the Cake,” a fundraiser March 30 at the Franklin Theatre on behalf of The DUI Court Foundation of Williamson County. White, a Williamson County resident, is known worldwide for such chart-topping hits as “Someone Else’s Sta...
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Archivist will talk about using old photos in genealogy research

Archivist will talk about using old photos in genealogy research
Carol Roberts, conservation manager at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will speak on “Caring for and Using Photographs in Family Research” this coming Saturday at the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society meeting at the Brentwood Library. Roberts is in charge of the care and preservation of the state’s historic government documents, maps, books,...
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Greenways and Trails Forum aimed at local officials, recreation professionals

Greenways and Trails Forum aimed at local officials, recreation professionals
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will host the Greenways and Trails Forum at Montgomery Bell State Park on May 3-5. This bi-annual event is a three-day educational workshop and networking conference for parks and recreation professionals, local officials and aspiring outdoor recreation professionals. Hosted by TDEC’s Recreation Educational Se...
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Ride the Vines early registration expires Mar. 16

Ride the Vines early registration expires Mar. 16
GRACEWORKS MINISTRIES Less than a week remains to save $10 on registration for GraceWorks’ third annual Ride The Vines cycling event Apr. 22 in southeastern Williamson County. The cost is $52 for Early Bird registration ending at 11:59 p.m. March 16. Riders can choose between a 24-mile or a 52-mile ride. Both begin and end at Samary ...
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Civil War Round Table to get update on historic flag preservation

Civil War Round Table to get update on historic flag preservation
Ronny Mangrum, a Williamson County native and longtime member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will speak March 12  on state-wide efforts to preserve Confederate flags housed at the Tennessee State Museum. The presentation will begin at 3 p.m. at the monthly meeting of the Franklin Civil War Round Table at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center. Two of ...
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