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Lesson on the Harpeth is a family-friendly survey of Harpeth River biodiversity

Lesson on the Harpeth is a family-friendly survey of Harpeth River biodiversity
HARPETH CONSERVANCY Harpeth Conservancy and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) are inviting the public to participate as they team up for an educational fish survey in a section of the Harpeth River in Franklin. The a hands-on, family-friendly river event will help researchers and participants learn more about the more than 50 species of ...
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Tennessee celebrates Statehood Day June 1 with exhibits, tours, hikes, activities for children

Tennessee celebrates Statehood Day June 1 with exhibits, tours, hikes, activities for children
TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES Tennessee turns 223 Saturday, June 1. To celebrate Tennessee’s Statehood, the Tennessee State Library and Archives is partnering with the Tennessee State Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to host a variety of events Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Attendees can see the constitutions, tour the state Capitol and Bicent...
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Symposium speakers will focus on the practical aspects of historic preservation

Symposium speakers will focus on the practical aspects of historic preservation
THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN is hosting its 2nd Annual Preservation Symposium: Practical Preservation, presented by Renasant Bank, at the Williamson County Enrichment Center from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The symposium is part of an initiative by the Heritage Foundation ...
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Hatch Show Print creates fifth poster commemorating the Battle of Franklin

Hatch Show Print creates fifth poster commemorating the Battle of Franklin
Lotz House, a house museum which as a residence stood on the front lines of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin, has released a limited-edition Hatch Show Print to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the battle. The image features “Chip,” the unknown soldier statue residing in the center of the Public Square in downtown ...
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Music City Strings is the successful byproduct of Franklin music teacher’s ambitious vision

Music City Strings is the successful byproduct of Franklin music teacher’s ambitious vision
A teacher’s passion strings into a lifetime of student success By BLAKE STEWART When Dana Meyer started a violin studio in Franklin, Tennessee, her vision was clear: create a program that would provide children the means to become confident and beautiful artists. Since establishing her studio in 2005, Music City Strings became the byproduct of ...
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Registration opens Wednesday for Radnor Lake hiking trip

Registration opens Wednesday for Radnor Lake hiking trip
Williamson County Parks and Recreation has organized a trip for area seniors (55+) on Wednesday, June 19 to Radnor Lake. Participants must be able to walk independently on different types of terrain and provide their own lunch/snacks and water for this hike. This outing is weather dependent. Should inclement weather require cancellation, participants will be ...
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Parks and Rec announces hours for Memorial Day weekend

Parks and Rec announces hours for Memorial Day weekend
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s four outdoor pools and Splash Park (Franklin) will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 (weather permitting). Outdoor pools are located at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd.; the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth ...
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Centennial High School’s June Youth Football Camp is free to participants

Centennial High School’s June Youth Football Camp is free to participants
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL QUARTERBACK CLUB Rising first through eighth graders are invited to participate in the Centennial High School Youth Football Camp, from Date: Monday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 19. The camp is free for students ages 6 to 14. The camp will be conducted by Centennial’s coaching staff assisted by players.  Campers will go ...
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Fruits of the Backyard Field Day will add plant sale this year

Fruits of the Backyard Field Day will add plant sale this year
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE Plant the right cultivars and trees, and your backyard could yield cucumber salad, elderberry syrup, pecan pie and many other delicious foods. Learn how at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Fruits of the Backyard Field Day on June 11 at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center ...
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Pilgrimage announces additional artists and daily lineups; single-day tickets available Friday

Pilgrimage announces additional artists and daily lineups; single-day tickets available Friday
Butch Walker, Donovan Woods, Shawn James, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Shooter Jennings and Jill Andrews have been added to the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival lineup, according to an announcement Tuesday from festival organizers. Now in its fifth year, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival also has revealed the daily lineup of acts scheduled for ...
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Full-time soccer academy will open in Nashville this August

Full-time soccer academy will open in Nashville this August
FC Barcelona (FCB), one of the largest professional sports franchises in the world, is opening a full-time youth soccer academy in Nashville, in partnership with Father Ryan High School and Harding Academy. The Nashville Barça Academy will open officially in mid-August, with open tryouts beginning May 20. The Barça Academy is an official extension of ...
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Tails and Trails for the Cure offers dog yoga, canine contests, and a fun morning at Tower Park

Tails and Trails for the Cure offers dog yoga, canine contests, and a fun morning at Tower Park
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Families and their furry friends are invited to celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to those affected by cancer at the American Cancer Society Tails and Trails for the Cure, 10 a.m. to noon, June 8 at Tower Park in Brentwood. The second-annual fundraising event honors the life-long contributions of canine ...
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Next round of self-defense training for women starts May 20

FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT The Franklin Police Department once again is offering free self-defense training to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates awareness building, prevention, risk reduction & avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers.  Registration is required for this 4-day series meeting...
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Dillard’s hopes to set Guiness World Record for people applying sunscreen

Dillard’s hopes to set Guiness World Record for people applying sunscreen
In conjunction with Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dillard’s is preparing to set a new Guinness World Records™ title. The Franklin Dillard’s at the CoolSprings Galleria is one of 15 stores across 11 states that where Dillard’s and participating guests will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people applying sunscreen at the ...
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Plans for BrentFest are just about complete; huge Family friendly event celebrates city’s birthday

Plans for BrentFest are just about complete; huge Family friendly event celebrates city’s birthday
ABOVE: Tim Akers and the Smoking Section will be the headline act at Brentfest, taking the stage to top off a day of music and variety. // SUBMITTED   CITY OF BRENTWOOD The City of Brentwood and the community will continue celebrating the 50th year of its incorporation on Saturday, June 15 during BrentFest. This ...
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Ravenwood soccer players, coach will hold camp for elementary students

Ravenwood soccer players, coach will hold camp for elementary students
RHS SOCCER BOOSTERS Kindergarten through Grade 5 studens are invited to join the 2019 Ravenwood High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams and Coach Adam Harris to learn new moves, play futsal and have fun during the Memorial Day holiday week. The Memorial Week Soccer Camp runs Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29. COST: ...
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