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Calendar of Events: Week of Sept. 12

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Williamson County Republican Career Women meeting  

Today, 7 p.m.  

Brentwood Pointe II, Franklin  

Franklin Alderman Brandy Blanton will be the guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Williamson County Republican Career Women.  

Refreshments will be provided at the meeting, which will include a meet-and-greet session with Blanton.  

To RSVP, send email to  

Crossroads Symposium 

Friday, 7 p.m. 

Historic Franklin Masonic Hall 

David Ikard, professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt, will be the keynote speaker for a two-day history symposium starting Friday. 

The history symposium, titled “Crossroads: Reconsidering Native Americans and African Americans in Tennessee and the South,” is an educational initiative developed with an interdisciplinary approach to the longstanding relationships between Native Americans and African Americans and their ties to Franklin, the state and the South.  

Tickets to event are $20. Two-day symposium ticket holders will be admitted to the keynote event for free. Tickets are available at   

A Walk in the Park  

Saturday, 2-6 p.m.  

Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, Brentwood  

The Citizens for Brentwood Green Space recently announced that its 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 or on A commemorative T-shirt supporting Brentwood’s 50th anniversary celebration can be purchased online at or at the check-in table on the day of the walk.   

Nature Fest 

Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Bowie Park, Fairview 

This festival will include pony rides, hayrides, face painting, games, bounce houses, a children’s theater, a main stage with bluegrass and country bands, an acoustic stage and an auto show. The Fairview High School choir, band and thespian society all participate in the event and volunteer.  

Nature Fest is expected to draw between 4,000 and 8,000 visitors. Parking is free but requested donations of $10 will fund the chamber and local high school scholarships.  

For more information on Nature Fest, go to

Constitution Week ice cream social  

Saturday, 2-4:15 p.m.

Williamson County Public Library  

The Old Glory chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Williamson County Public Library are sponsoring a Constitution Week ice cream social to commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.   

Everyone is welcome to this free event, which will feature children’s activities, musical performances and Blue Bell ice cream. The Williamson County Public Library is at 1314 Columbia Avenue in Franklin.   

Constitution Week has been celebrated annually since 1956.  

Photography event 

Saturday, 4-7 p.m. 

South 40 Farm, Franklin

The owners of South 40 Farm are opening their property to any and all creatives for a sunset photography opportunity.  

At 1764 Lewisburg Pike, just south of Interstate 840 in Franklin, the 40-acre farm is used as a location for photo and video shoots. But for one short afternoon, the property, its sets and its natural beauty, will be open to anyone who wants to come mingle with fellow creatives or take advantage of a spectacular shoot location at sunset.  

Attendees are welcome to roll in with their family, friends and even pets. Bring your fancy Nikon DSLR and bag of lenses, or pop in with your iPhone. The event is open to all skill levels.  

Admission to the event is $50 per photographer/creative. To register, go to 

Girls Night Out 

Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. 

CoolSprings Galleria 

CoolSprings Galleria is pulling out all the stops for an exclusive shopping event.  

Throughout the Galleria, women will find mini-makeovers, exclusive in-store discounts, VIP experiences, personal stylists, giveaways and more. Plus, the first 150 guests will receive a luxe swag bag, and everyone has the chance to win must-have door prizes with values as high as $500.  

On top of all the excitement, ladies can enter to win a $250 shopping spree to Galleria retailers just for having fun and posting their selfies during the event. 

Starting at 8 p.m., Kings Dining & Entertainment will present Friday Night Karaoke in the Whiskey Room Live as the event’s official afterparty. 

Get full details, along with a list of all participating stores, at

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