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Events around Williamson County

Wednesday, Jan. 23


New Hope hosts evening in ‘Living The Abundant Life’ series

John Murphy, founder of Brentwood-based Rock House Center Biblical Counseling, will present a free class for the community as part of his "Living the Abundant Life" series at New Hope Community Church in Brentwood. 

Designed to present practical spiritual solutions to everyday problems, the second class in the series will focus on "God's Plan for Your Successful Marriage."  The session will be offered on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Brentwood church.

The "Abundant Life" series is intended to answer the question: "Do you ever wonder why we struggle to live the abundant life promised in scripture?" The sessions involve presentation, Q&As and discussion. They are free and open to the public and childcare is provided. More resources are also available.

New Hope Community Church is an interdenominational church that believes in the Bible and follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. The church is located at 605 Wilson Pike, Brentwood.


Thursday, Jan. 24


Romance Author Panel at Main Library  

The Williamson County Main Library will host a Romance Author Panel featuring Trish Milburn, Kim Law, Jenna Bennett, and Angela Britnell, Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.  Ready for romance with Valentine’s Day just around the corner?  You’re invited to hear this panel of published romance authors speak about a variety of topics that include their writing, careers, latest novels, and publishing. They will also be happy to answer questions and will have books available to sign and sell. 

The Main Library is at 1314 Columbia Ave. in Franklin.

For information, call 615-595-1250.


Saturday, Jan. 26


Franklin Tomorrow to hold Get Fit Franklin event at Westhaven

Franklin Tomorrow will hold a quarterly event Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Westhaven Residents Club for its Get Fit Franklin project, presented with founding partner BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Get Fit Franklin is a distance walking project designed to encourage residents to take the first steps to a healthier, more active community by stepping out their front door.

The event will focus on a cold-weather workout, followed by a one-mile walk through the neighborhood. Westhaven has an extensive sidewalk network and routes for one-mile walks, as well as 5Ks, are readily available to residents and nearby citizens as exercise routes.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with packet pickup for those individuals not yet registered for the program or for those who were unable to attend the Nov. 17, 2012, kickoff event at Pinkerton Park. Links appear at for new registrations and RSVPs by those already registered.


Superhero Mother-Son Masquerade Ball

Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s first Super Hero Mother-Son Masquerade Ball at the Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd. will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Registration is underway.

Boys, bring your Mom, Step-Mom, Aunt or Grandma to this exciting evening and action packed dance. You will enjoy the Joker’s latest musical hits and fun games as well as delicious refreshments fit for a hero. This event is for boys ages 4-12 years with a parent or guardian. Cost is $15 per couple, and $5 each additional boy. Register by calling 615-799-9331, ext. 2310.

For information, call the facility or visit


Jan. 30 and 31


AARP Driver’s Course at Brentwood Library

Participants will learn about good driving habits and get a special discount on their insurance at a two-session driver’s course sponsored by AARP at the Brentwood Library.  The class will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost is $12 for members; $14 for nonmembers. Attendees must attend both classes to receive credit.

If a family has two cars, the husband and wife can take the course to get the discount on both cars. There are no tests and/or homework. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers ages 50 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads. AARP provides the Drivers Guide and DVD presentation for the class. Bring a valid Tennessee license, your AARP card if you have one, along with a pen or pencil and a lunch.

Bob Soriano is the instructor. The Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Road in Brentwood.


Saturday, Feb. 2


Daddy’s Lil’ Princess Ball

at Longview, Franklin recreation centers

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will present Daddy’s Lil’ Princess Ball Saturday, Feb. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive in Spring Hill and at Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, in Franklin.

Girls, ages 4 to 12, bring your Dad, Step-Dad, Uncle or Grandpa to this magical evening and “royal” dance. Enjoy the Court Jester’s latest musical hits and fun games as well as delicious refreshments fit for a queen. Each princess will receive a real rhinestone tiara and a special picture with her “prince” to remember this very special evening. The cost is $15 per couple and $5 for each additional girl.

Registration begins Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. Payment must be made within five days of registration. Registration may be made in person or by speaking with a receptionist at 615-302-0971, ext. 2210.

For information, call Darlene Monk, 615-302-0971, ext. 2216. Sponsors include: The Children’s Academy, SportClips, Walgreens and Party City.

For information, visit

To register for the Franklin event, call the Franklin Recreation Complex, 615-790-5719, ext. 2010.


March 7-10


The annual Country Music Cluster Dog Shows are presented by Nashville Kennel Club and Tullahoma Kennel Club, March 7-10, at the Williamson County AgExpo Park at 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. A new event this year is the Kids Knine Korner.

Admission is free for spectators and $5 to park. 

Competition begins early in the day with individual breed classes to determine the Best of Breed for more than 150 AKC breeds. Once Best of Breed is determined these dogs compete in Groups. The Best of each Group competes for Best In Show.

Times are Thursday through Sunday, March 7-10: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted on: 1/16/2013


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