Calendar of upcoming events, Jan. 17

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Governor-elect Bill Lee

 Surrounded by his large family, Governor-elect Bill Lee thanks his family, supporters and the voters and repeats his vision for Tennessee to a packed Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin.

Williamson, Inc. Town Hall

Friday, Jan. 18

Networking event 7:15 a.m.

Panel discussion 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Columbia State Community College - Williamson Campus, Building A.

A panel of local Williamson County delegates will answer questions and speak at the first Town Hall of the year. Panelists will be Speaker of the House Glen Casada, House District 63; Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, Senate District 23; Representative Sam Whitson, House District 65; and Representative Brandon Ogles, House District 61. 

The panel discussion will be moderated by Dave Crouch, Williamson, Inc. member and financial advisor and registered principal with Aspen Grove Asset Management. Guests should bring their own questions, as there will be time at the end of the forum for a short Q&A. 

A networking time will kick off the event at 7:15 a.m.

Registration for the Town Hall can be done at Williamson, Inc.’s website.

The entire event can be streamed live on Williamson County Television's YouTube Channel.

Gov.-elect Bill Lee inauguration

Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.

Legislative Plaza, Nashville

Gov.-elect Bill Lee will hold events that include free tours of the Tennessee State Capitol and the governor's mansion during his inauguration.

The inaugural ceremony will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Nashville’s Legislative Plaza. Later that day, Lee and his wife, Maria, will hold a "First Couple's Inaugural Dinner and Ball" at Nashville's Music City Center. Tickets for the black-tie optional event will be $250 per person.

Following that event, the two will also host a "Believe in Tennessee Inaugural Ball" at the same location where tickets cost $50 per person.

Proc's Amateur & More

The African-American Heritage Society of Williamson County will present Proc’s Amateur & More, also known as The Peaches & Peewee Show, on Jan. 20 at Johnson Elementary School in Franklin.

Proc’s Amateur & More, aka The Peaches & Peewee Show

Sunday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m.

Johnson Elementary School, Franklin

The African-American Heritage Society of Williamson County will present Proc’s Amateur & More, also known as The Peaches & Peewee Show, on Jan. 20 at Johnson Elementary School in Franklin. The event, held as a precursor to Black Tie Affair, will begin at 6 p.m.

The annual talent show will include singing and other acts involving old-school music and artists. MoeBetter BBQ & Fish will also be onsite selling food beginning at 5 p.m.

Guests will go back in time and reminisce on the fun and great entertainment during the times of the late Professor T.J. Myers' annual Proc's Amateur Hour.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Children 5 and under will be admitted for free.

MLK Day flyer

Franklin’s First Missionary Baptist Church is set to host a celebration program and march during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MLK Day Celebration, ‘A Stone of Hope’

Monday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.

First Missionary Baptist Church, Franklin

Franklin’s First Missionary Baptist Church is set to host a celebration program and march during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Named “A Stone of Hope,” the event will kick off on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. at the church, located at 113 Natchez Street in Franklin.

Guest speakers for the celebration will include Pastor Kevin Riggs (Franklin Community Church), Alma McLemore (African-American Heritage Society), Eric A. Jacobsen (Battle of Franklin Trust CEO), Pastor Chris Williamson (Strong Tower Bible Church) and Elder Hewitt Sawyers (West Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church). There will also be a music ministry by Charlene Harrison and Aretha Turner.

After the celebration, there will be a march from the church to the Williamson County Courthouse in downtown Franklin.

Breakfast with the Mayors

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7-9 a.m.

Rolling Hills Community Church, Franklin

Breakfast With the Mayors on Jan. 22 will feature the annual Williamson County Mayoral Summit, with the mayors of Williamson County's five other cities joining Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson for a discussion of current events and topics.

Partnering with Franklin Tomorrow for the January event are Vanderbilt University Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations, and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.

Meanwhile, Pinnacle Financial Partners is returning as presenting partner for the series, with support from Williamson County Association of Realtors, Williamson Medical Center, Patterson, Hardee, & Ballentine, Hazen and Sawyer, and Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant. 

Register at Eventbrite.com

Magical Mozart

Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre will host the third concert of the 2018-19 season of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s Masterworks Series on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for the concert, titled “Magical Mozart.”

Tickets prices range from $25 to $40 with discounts given to students and active duty military or reserve.

For more information about the GCO, visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com. For tickets, call the Franklin Theater box office at (615) 538-2076 or visit franklintheatre.com.

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