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Calendar of Events: Aug. 15

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A Walk in the Park

The crowd enjoys tunes by the WannaBeatles.

Black Expo & Youth Fair

Friday and Saturday

Hilton Franklin Cool Springs and Johnson Elementary School

The African American Heritage Society of Williamson County will host the second annual Black Expo & Youth Fair, a two-day celebration with a networking mixer.

This free weekend of events and activities will showcase products and services from local organizations and minority-owned businesses as well as exciting exhibits, performers, youth sports and food. The mixer is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Friday at the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs. The expo and fair will start at 10 a.m. Saturday and be at Johnson Elementary School.

Register for the event at Eventbrite.com. Vendor registration is at aahsblackexporegistration.eventbrite.com.

‘Mamma Mia!’

Friday through Sept. 8

Jamison Theater at The Factory 

at Franklin

Studio Tenn is kicking off its 10th anniversary season with the ABBA-music-filled hit “Mamma Mia!” at The Factory. 

Tickets and more information are available online at studiotenn.com/mamma-mia or by calling 615-541-8200.

Motown Party Night

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Williamson County Performing Arts Center

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will pay tribute to Motown with a night of dancing and classic music. 

Tickets are $12 in advance and available at https://academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Prizes will be given for the best Motown fashion. The performing arts center is at 112 Everbright Ave. in Franklin.

149th church homecoming

Sunday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

First Missionary Baptist Church, Franklin

The First Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 149th church homecoming on Sunday. The event theme is “Moving Forward.” Services will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Fist Missionary Baptist is at 113 Natchez St. in Franklin and the Rev. Timothy Gaines is pastor.

Dementia education Q&A with Beth Janney 

Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Morning Pointe of Spring Hill 

Guest speaker Beth Janney, Morning Pointe’s corporate director of memory care, will host an informative session about dementia and memory care at Morning Pointe of Spring Hill. She also will explain more about the Meaningful Day program. Morning Pointe of Spring Hill is at 1001 McCutcheon Creek Lane. For more information, call 931-451-1899.

Five Points Swing Band show and lesson

Aug. 25, 2 p.m.

Williamson County Performing Arts Center

Five Points Swing Band will get the crowd in the dancing mood once again with another great show. 

Champion Ballroom Center will start off the event at 2 p.m. with a free dance lesson. Then, attendees will have a chance to show off their new dance moves when the swing band takes the stage at 3.  

Though not required, 1940s attire is admired. There will be a prize for best dressed. Tickets are $10 and are available at academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com. Individuals must purchase a ticket to the concert to attend the dance class. 

Joint replacement seminar

Aug, 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Saint Thomas Outpatient Rehabilitation — Cool Springs

Dr. Gregory E. Raab of Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics will host a free educational seminar on joint replacement at Saint Thomas Outpatient Rehabilitation – Cool Springs. 

Attendees will learn more about joint-replacement surgery and common causes, symptoms and treatment options for osteoarthritis. This event is open to anyone who would like to attend, but seating is limited. 

The center is at 101 International Drive, Suite 102, in Franklin.

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party

Sept. 7, 8 p.m.

Franklin Theatre

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party with Billy Stritch at the Piano will make its Nashville area debut at Franklin Theatre, where a cabaret-style night out is enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show.

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular, weekly open-mic night that has brought a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night for the past 17 years. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. 

Tickets are available by calling 615-538-2076 or going to FranklinTheatre.com.

A Walk in the Park

Sept. 15, 2-6 p.m.

Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, Brentwood

The Citizens for Brentwood Green Space recently announced their fifth annual A Walk in the Park fundraising event will take place at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park. 

Details about the event can be found at BrentwoodGreenSpace.org or on Eventbrite.com. A commemorative T-shirt supporting Brentwood’s 50th anniversary celebration can be purchased online at www.BrentwoodGreenSpace.org or at the check-in table on the day of the walk. 

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