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EVENTS AROUND WILLIAMSON COUNTY

  

Marchin' On: Portraits of Victory &Valor  

The Williamson County Main Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin is hosting Marchin’ On: Portraits of Victory & Valor, through Sunday, March 4. Celebrating Black History Month, the Special Collections Department of the Library presents this exhibit of photographs honoring African Americans who have served the United States in all branches of the Armed Forces with connections to Williamson County. The photos are part of the African American Collection created by Ms. Thelma Battle. View this exhibit in the display cases on the first and second floors, as well as in the Special Collections Department.

 

Terry Alford’s art at Main Library

Acrylic paintings featuring pond fish and plant textures by Franklin artist, Terry Alford, will be featured in the gallery hall of the Main Library, 1314 Columbia Ave. in Franklin. Alford is a graduate of the Atlanta College of Art and is an adjunct professor at Nashville State.

 

Thursday, Feb. 2

 

Equality Project Leader Chris Sanders

to speak at Democrats' Potluck

Tennessee Equality Project leader Chris Sanders will be the guest speaker at the Williamson County Democratic Party's monthly Potluck Dinner Thursday, Feb. 2 at WCDP headquarters in downtown Franklin.

The Potluck is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at WCDP headquarters, 112 East Fowlkes Street, off Columbia Avenue and five blocks south of Five Points. Guests are invited to bring a dish, but it is not necessary. Children are welcome.

Sanders served four years as chairman of the board of the Tennessee Equality Project, an organization that advocates the equality of Tennessee's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.  He currently serves as chair of the TEP Nashville Committee, which includes most of Middle Tennessee.

For information, call WCDP Chair Peter Burr at 615-790-3659 or email WCDPChair@gmail.com.

 

Brentwood Academy presents ‘Holes’

Brentwood Academy Fine Arts presents “Holes,” a theatre production featuring BA middle school students. The drama will have a three-performance run on Feb. 2, 4 and 5 in the Brentwood Academy Theatre.

Directed by Brentwood Academy faculty member Ryan Hubbard, the play is filled with flashback scenes from the 1800’s, which help to tell the story behind the curse of the Yelnats family, begun by Stanley’s “no good, dirty rotten, pig stealin’, great-great grandfather.”

For ticket information, go to www.brentwoodacademy.com/boxoffice 

 

Friday, Feb. 3

 

Williamson County Community Advisory Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Williamson County Community Advisory Council will be Friday, Feb. 3, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Community Services Building at 129 W. Fowlkes St. The meeting will be held in the community meeting room. Attendees are asked to bring notices and flyers about upcoming community events or program information to the meeting to share. Agencies that serve the community and other interested individuals are invited to attend.

 

Saturday, Feb. 4

 

Love the Dress! Prom Dress Swap and Shop

Love the Dress! Prom Dress Swap and Shop will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Full Life Church, 813 Oak Meadow Drive in Franklin.

Love the Dress! is an event in which teen girls can come and "swap"  or "shop" for their formal event. Organizers are currently hosting dress drives throughout Williamson County in preparation for the Feb. 4 event. Dress collection sites are currently at the Franklin Y, Columbia State Community College, Page, Centennial, Independence, Ravenwood and at Full Life Church.

For information, email lovethedress2012@gmail.com or visit www.lovethedresstn.com.

 

Lisa Patton to speak at Brentwood Women’s Club

The public is invited to hear author Lisa Patton speak at the GFWC Brentwood Woman's Club meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m., at the Brentwood Library. Patton’s novels, “Whistlin 'Dixie in a Nor'Easter” and “Yankee Doodle Dixie,” have been described as "Southern to the core and funny to the bone, a heaping helping of girl power delivering feel-good moments and inspiring fantasies of making it on your own … a winning combination of smarts and steel magnolia fortitude." She is currently working on two more novels for the Whistlin' Dixie series. 

For information about Lisa Patton, visit www.lisapatton.com.

For information on the Brentwood Woman’s Club, call Mary Phillips at615-373-1786 or email map10@bellsouth.net

 

Wednesday, Feb 8,

 

Young Professionals Council Luncheon

The Williamson County-Franklin Chamber will host a Young Professionals Council Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton,

760 Hickory Blvd., in Brentwood. Cost: $16, members, $25, future members.

(Reference Book & On-line Assessment available for $16.50 - not required).

Speaker will be Dr. Andrew Johnston, Associate Provost and Dean of Students, Belmont University.

Reservations and prepayment required – pam@wcfchamber.com.

For reservations and payment, call 615-794-1225 or email info@wcfchamber.com.

 

Thursday, Feb. 9

 

Preston Leatherman at Williamson County Library

Preston Leatherman will hold an acoustic concert at the Williamson County Main Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin, Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The multi-talented new artist, Leatherman, recently shot to fame when his YouTube video, “Dancing With An iPod In Public-Christmas Edition,” went viral.  In this free performance he will showcase his musical skills. This accomplished Pop/Soul/R&B performer will sing and perform on keyboard and acoustic guitar. 

 

Friday, Feb. 10

 

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch features Michael Damico, Damico Framing & Art Gallery

The Arts Council of Williamson County’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ February guest speaker is Michael D’amico of D’amico Franklin & Art Gallery. He will speak about gallery services in the fields of art and photography. Custom picture framing, prints on canvas, giclee, fine art printing, art reproduction, photo restoration. His talk will also include support to artist for professional career development. The Lunch Bunch will meet on Friday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williamson County Public Library (Main Conference room), 1314 Columbia Pike in Franklin.

Grab your lunch and join the Art’s Council for a lunchtime of artistic fun and camaraderie. Guests are invited to bring a piece of their own artwork to share with the group. The Arts Council’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch Bunch’ meets second Friday of most months. Open to the public and no charge to attend.

For information, visit www.artscouncilwc.org, or call 615-428-3845.

 

Saturday, Feb. 11

 

J.T. Ellison at Author Afternoon

Author Afternoon with J.T. Ellison will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2-3 p.m. at the Main Library, 1314 Columbia Ave. in Franklin. Ellison is an international award-winning author of seven critically acclaimed novels and multiple short stories and has been published in more than 20 countries. A former White House staffer, she has worked extensively with the Metro Nashville Police, the FBI, and other law enforcement organizations to research her novels. Her books are set mostly in Nashville. During her talk she will discuss her newest book, “A Deeper Darkness,” which will be released in April. This novel is the first in a new series.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 15

 

Young Professionals After Hours Connect

The Williamson County-Franklin Chamber will host a Young Professionals After Hours Connect at Four Points by Sheraton, 760 Hickory Blvd., Brentwood, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5-7 p.m.

No charge. A cash bar will be available.

Reservations recommended; walk-ins welcome – pam@wcfchamber.com.

For reservations and payment, call 615-794-1225 or email info@wcfchamber.com.    

 

Saturday, Feb. 18

 

Longview Group Fitness open house

Williamson County Parks and Recreation will hold a Group Fitness open house Saturday, Feb. 18, 8:30-10 a.m. at the Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive in Spring Hill.

The Group Fitness open house is free and no registration is required. Door prizes and refreshments will follow the workout. Sponsors for the event are Costco, The Children’s Academy and SportClips.

For information about activities at the Longview Recreation Center, call 615-302-0971, ext. 10.

 

Excellence in Education event

The public is invited to a President’s Day Celebration of Excellence in Education Monday, Feb. 20 at West Franklin Baptist Church, 700 New Highway 96 in Franklin.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with a reading of the Constitution by some middle school students, politicians and community leaders, followed by a memory work demonstration by elementary students.

A free lunch will provided to all who attend.

To make a reservation or for information, call Tiffany Borgelt at 615-491-8641or email tiffany@bellsouth.net.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 21,

 

Women2Women Luncheon

The Williamson County-Franklin Chamber will host a Women2Women Luncheon, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklin Marriott Cool Springs - Lorraine’s Restaurant, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin.

Cost: $18, members; $20, future members.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, Executive Director Tennessee Economic Council on Women. 

Reservations and prepayment required – pam@wcfchamber.com.

For reservations and payment, call 615-794-1225 or email info@wcfchamber.com.

 

Monday, Feb. 27

 

Public Affairs Roundtable

The Williamson County-Franklin Chamber will host a Public Affairs Roundtable, Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:15 a.m. at Williamson County Administrative Complex, County Commission Auditorium, 1320 West Main St., Franklin.

The event is free.

State Sen. Jack Johnson and state Representatives Glen Casada, Phillip Johnson and Charles Sargent will report on activity in the state Legislature.  

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28

 

Chamber Membership Luncheon

The Williamson County-Franklin Chamber will hold their Membership Luncheon Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Conference Center, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin.

Cost: $23, members; $30, future members.

Guest speaker is Dr. Robert P. Magnus, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital.

Reservations and pre-payment required.

For reservations and payment, call 615-794-1225 or email info@wcfchamber.com.

 

Sunday, March 11

 

Taste of Williamson

Vanderbilt University Medical Center presents Taste of Williamson at CoolSprings Galleria to benefit United Way of Williamson County, Sunday, March 11, 7-9 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $35 in advance ($40 at the door) and a portion of each ticket price is a tax-deductible charitable donation. Tickets will be available the end of January at TasteofWilliamson.com, Brentwoodcoolsprings.org, United Way agencies, Guest Services at CoolSprings Galleria, the Brentwood Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce and other area businesses.

Visit TasteofWilliamson.com to learn details on which restaurants are participating, entertainment for the evening, ticket locations, sponsorship opportunities and prize giveaways. For additional information contact United Way of Williamson County, 615-771-2312, visit the Chamber’s website at brentwoodcoolsprings.org or call 615-373-1595 or visit the mall’s website at CoolSpringsGalleria.com

 

 

Posted on: 2/1/2012

 
 

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