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Brentwood launches Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park

Brentwood launches Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park
By RACHAEL LONG The city of Brentwood’s summer concert series will kick off this Sunday evening in Crockett Park, featuring local talent. Community Relations Director Deanna Lambert says the featured artist for the city’s first concert of the year is a fan favorite, Rubik’s Groove. The Nashville-based ’80s and ’90s tribute band performs high-energy, character-driven ...
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Season’s first Music at the Mansion event set for next Friday at Rippavilla Plantation

Season’s first Music at the Mansion event set for next Friday at Rippavilla Plantation
Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS Music at the Mansion, a brand new music event held at the Rippavilla Plantation, is set and ready to launch on Friday, June 14. The event is free to attend, with guests encouraged to bring picnic blankets, chairs, or anything needed to get comfortable. Held on Friday, June ...
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Local boys’ band ‘Next Door Boys’ to open Sunday Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park

Local boys’ band ‘Next Door Boys’ to open Sunday Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park
By RACHAEL LONG Nashville, the city where budding musicians get their start, chase their dreams of being signed at a record label and sometimes even make it big. A group of young people in the Brentwood/Franklin area are doing just that. The five-member boy band calls itself the “Next Door Boys.” Just like it sounds, ...
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Author will tell stories of woman soldiers in the Civil War at Round Table event

Author will tell stories of woman soldiers in the Civil War at Round Table event
FRANKLIN CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE Author and historian Shelby Harriel will present at the Sunday, June 9, 2019,  Franklin Civil War Round Table the unique stories of female soldiers who stood shoulder to shoulder with men on the firing lines. Harriel is the author of Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in the Civil War at the ...
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Fish with a Fire Fighter attracts a crowd to Children’s Home

Fish with a Fire Fighter attracts a crowd to Children’s Home
UNION SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE More than 80 local youngsters participated in the Fish With a Fire Fighter event at the Tennessee Children’s Home Spring Hill Campus on Saturday, June 1. A joint effort by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) locals 4381 (Columbia) and 4628 (Spring Hill), the free community ...
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Franklin Theatre honors silver screen favorite Doris Day with retrospective

Franklin Theatre honors silver screen favorite Doris Day with retrospective
Though Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s Golden Age legends, has recently left us, Williamson County film fans can still revisit the late actress’s most memorable roles in a retrospective series over the next week or so. The Franklin Theatre is programming three of her most notable films over the next week. They’ll feature Day’s western ...
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Franklin Theatre names seasoned veteran in entertainment industry as interim executive director

Franklin Theatre names seasoned veteran in entertainment industry as interim executive director
STAFF REPORTS Paul T. Couch, who has extensive experience in venue management and once served as general manager of the historic Ryman Auditorium, has been hired by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County as interim executive director for the Franklin Theatre. He is replacing current Executive Director Dan Hays, following Hays’ last day on Friday, ...
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Swanky Plank is finally here, with VIP party set for Thursday

Swanky Plank is finally here, with VIP party set for Thursday
In case you missed it, Rippavilla, Inc., will host its annual Swanky Plank Vintage + Handmade Market, Thursday, June 6 to June 8, 2019, with ticket sales benefiting the continued research, preservation and restoration of the historic property. The first night of the market, Thursday, June 6, 2019, Rippavilla is hosting their Swanky Plank Preview ...
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Free Fishing Day June 8 allows anyone to fish license-free

Free Fishing Day June 8 allows anyone to fish license-free
TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCES AGENCY The 2019 Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8 when anyone may fish free without a license in Tennessee’s public waters. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the annual free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport, especially ...
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Upcoming The Arc Williamson fundraising luncheon to feature 3 Midstate authors

Upcoming The Arc Williamson fundraising luncheon to feature 3 Midstate authors
STAFF REPORTS Three Middle Tennessee authors will be the guest speakers at the 15th annual Author!Author! luncheon hosted by The Arc Williamson County Thursday, June 13, at Old Natchez Country Club in the Grassland community north of Franklin. The luncheon, which begins at 11 a.m., will celebrate not only literacy and the written word but ...
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Sunday is the registration deadline for June 7-9 Big Harpeth Classic Tennis Tournament

Sunday is the registration deadline for June 7-9 Big Harpeth Classic Tennis Tournament
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department’s Athletics Division will host the 24th annual Big Harpeth Classic Tennis Tournament on June 7-9, 2019. Players must be USTA members to participate. On-line registration is under way now at www.usta.com. Events will be offered for men’s and women’s sanctioned singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Registration fees are ...
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VIP Farm Tour features cooking demonstrations, tastings, topped off with reception

VIP Farm Tour features cooking demonstrations, tastings, topped off with reception
LES DAMES NASHVILLE The Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier announces its third annual fundraiser, Tour de Farm 2019, on Sunday, June 9. Two events in one, the fundraiser includes a day-long farm tour throughout Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford Counties as well as a feast featuring locally grown and produced menu items at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Tickets fo...
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Garden Talk presentation explores native plants vs. exotics, and the effect on pollinators

Garden Talk presentation explores native plants vs. exotics, and the effect on pollinators
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY The Williamson County Master Gardeners Association Speakers Bureau on Monday will present a program called, “Native Plants vs. Invaders: The Impact on Pollinators.” Main Library  The program, part of the Garden Talk Series, is  from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, June 3, at the Williamson County Public Library Main Branch, 1314 Columbia .....
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National Trails Day June 1 features guided hikes at 56 state parks

National Trails Day June 1 features guided hikes at 56 state parks
ABOVE: Radnor Lake State Park, in Oak Hill about 4 miles north of Brentwood via Granny White Pike, is one of the State Parks offering hikes. Hikes also will be led at Bicentennial Mall, Montgomery Bell, Harpeth River and Henry Horton state parks, among others.    TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION Tennessee State Parks ...
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Music Country Grand Prix returns to Brownland Farm on June 1

Music Country Grand Prix returns to Brownland Farm on June 1
ABOVE: Kirk Webby riding Brando du Roet was the 2018 champion. // PHOTO BY LILI VIA MUSICCOUNTRYGRANDPRIX.COM Brownland Farm, a Franklin equestrian center wrapped by the Harpeth River between downtown Franklin and Fieldstone Farms, is playing host on June 1 to the 31st annual Music Country Grand Prix presented by Tractor Supply Company. The event is ...
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