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Calendar of Events: Week of Sept. 5

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Chukkers for Charity

Chukkers for Charity 

Saturday, 2 p.m. 

Riverview Farm, Franklin 

The 23rd annual Nissan Chukkers for Charity event will again feature a polo match and car show. 

This year’s theme, “Divots & Downton: An Afternoon of Polo & Ponies,” will celebrate award-winning British historical drama “Downton Abbey.”  

Chukkers for Charity, which raises money for Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!, has raised $3.3 million throughout the past 23 years.  

For tickets and more information, go to

Free vision screening and information session  

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  

Williamson County Public Library 

Are your kids having problems at school? Maybe the problem is their eyes.   

An ophthalmologist and staff from Cool Springs Eyecare will provide information about vision issues related to learning and offer vision screenings for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.  

The Williamson County Public Library is at 1314 Columbia Avenue in Franklin.  Registration is required. To register, go to

Music in the Grove 

Saturday, 2-6 p.m. 

East Brentwood Presbyterian Church 

An end-of-summer tradition in Brentwood, Music in the Grove, returns for the fifth time with a free concert and family festival.  

Families are invited to bring blankets, chairs or hammocks and a picnic lunch or money to purchase items from food trucks as they enjoy a variety of talented musicians.  

The tree-filled, shaded grounds of the church include a large fenced-in playground and restrooms that will be available to all concertgoers. Guests are encouraged to bring only one car per family. Donations will be accepted to offset the cost of this free event.  

EBPC is at 9000 Concord Road in Brentwood. Free parking is available onsite. 

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party 

Saturday, 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

Franklin Civil War Round Table 

Sunday, 3 p.m. 

Carnton’s Fleming Center 

Nashville attorney, historian and preservationist James D. Kay will present the fascinating story of William Shy at the next edition of the Franklin Civil War Round Table. 

Shy was killed at Nashville on what is known today as Shy’s Hill. His story became intertwined with local Franklin history well after his death. For information, contact Greg Wade at

Art by Angels art show 

Sunday, 3-6 p.m. 

Nolensville Historic Schoolhouse 

Open Arms Care will present Art by Angels, an art show featuring the nonprofit’s members. 

Open Arms Care is dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All proceeds from the art show will go to the artists. 

The Nolensville Historic Schoolhouse is at 7248 Nolensville Road in Nolensville. 

Williamson County Republican Career Women meeting 

Sept. 12, 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

A Walk in the Park 

Sept. 15, 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.  

Constitution Week ice cream social 

Sept. 15, 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. 

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