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Williamson Parks and Rec. to offer programs, trips for seniors

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Registration for the fall 2019 Discover Williamson program for seniors (55 and older), presented through the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, is now open. 

Active adults interested in learning more about Williamson County and the many homegrown opportunities to make a difference in our community are invited to enroll. 

Through lectures by Williamson County leaders, discussions and tours, the group will explore a number of topics including county history, government, economic development, health, community resources, volunteering, culture and arts.

The fall 2019 session of Discover Williamson will meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 5-Oct. 10, at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, located at 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. 

Lunch and group transportation are provided for each meeting. Cost is $99 per participant. The program is open to all area seniors age 55 and older and is limited to 30 participants.

Registration is online at www.wcparksandrec.com, activity #13766. Participants may also register in person at the Williamson County Enrichment Center front desk. 

The Discover Franklin program was founded in 2015 by the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee and is now presented as Discover Williamson in collaboration with the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department. 

For more information about the program or information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Carrie Cartwright at (615) 786-0186, ext. 2519, or Carrie.Cartwright@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

Upcoming Trips

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department invites area seniors (55 and older) to participate in the upcoming day trips to visit area attractions. 

These activities are open to the public:

Senior Hike Bowie Nature Park

Join for a scenic hike in Fairview on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The group will hike a 2-mile trail around two beautiful small lakes. Participants must be able to walk independently on different types of terrain. This outing is weather dependent; participants will be notified if the event needs to be cancelled.

The group will depart the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin, at 9 a.m. Return time is 2 p.m. The cost of the outing is $3 for transportation. 

Registration is at www.wcparksandrec.com, code #14523. Lunch is not included, so bring a sack lunch or plenty of snacks and water for this trip.

Senior Canoe Trip: Harpeth River

Hit the water on the scenic Harpeth River in Kingston Springs on Friday, Aug. 9. The group will float 1½ miles of the Class 1 river, so participants can paddle or just relax and float.

The group will depart the Williamson County Enrichment Center at 9 a.m. Return time will vary. The cost of the trip is $25 for transportation and canoe rental. 

Registration is at www.wcparksandrec.com, code #14724. Lunch is not included, so bring a sack lunch or plenty of snacks and water for this trip.

Senior Trip: Tropicana Casino

Go gambling will Williamson Parks and Rec. on Thursday, Aug. 1. 

Tropicana Evansville is a $212 million entertainment complex, located on the scenic banks of the Ohio River in southwestern Indiana, featuring 1,175 slot games, over 30 table games, a poker room and a high limit room. 

The registration cost of $15 includes $5 in free play at the casino and a complimentary lunch voucher valued at $10. Buses will depart the Williamson County Enrichment Center at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. 

Registration is at  www.wcparksandrec.com, code #14745.

For more information, contact Carrie Cartwright at (615) 786-0186, ext. 2519 or Carrie.Cartwright@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, or Krystal Turner at (615) 786-0186 ext. 2048 or Krystal.Turner@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

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