Sunday, Aug. 4 - Godiva Chocolatier (Green Hills Mall) supports WC CASA
Sunday, Aug. 4
Godiva Chocolatier (Green Hills Mall)
supports WC CASA
Godiva Chocolatier at Green Hills Mall is hosting Williamson County CASA on Saturday, Aug. 4, during their back to school/tax free weekend. They will donate 15 percent of sales between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to Williamson County CASA, as well as, 100 percent of proceeds from a small silent auction including items from participating stores in the mall. Join them for a fun day of shopping and chocolate. And coffee for the men...
Godiva will also join Williamson County CASA on Aug. 27 for a Songwriters' Night at Franklin Theater. Please mark your calendars and be sure to save the date. Tickets will go on sale this week at $40 for basic theater seating and $75 for cabaret seating. All proceeds will benefit Williamson County CASA.
Sunday, Aug. 5
Passport to the
The next Passport to the World speaker series will be held Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at O’More College of Design-Pavilion.
The speakers are Franklin resident Cecilia Melo-Romie, an entrepreneur and also part of the multicultural team of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Marlene Vergara, who works for the FSSD as a pre-kindergarten social worker; and Rosario Langlois, who works as Director of Outreach Programs for First Steps Inc.
Passport to the World is presented by Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson County Tennessee, Inc. Co-sponsors for this virtual travel experience are the Williamson County Public Library and the Townsend Institute for Global Competency at O’More College of Design.
Monday, Aug. 6
Annual Red, White and Blue
Golf Tournament and Mixer
The Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce will host their 14th annual Red, White & Blue Golf Tournament and After Hours Business Mixer is set for Monday, Aug. 6 at the Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, 1703 Crockett Springs Trail in Brentwood.
Golfers will register at 11 a.m. at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club. Shotgun starts at noon, scramble format, contests and prizes including a box lunch. Cost for those who belong to any chamber in Williamson County and their guests is $125 per player; for future members cost is $175 per player. Fee includes attending the mixer.
All are welcome to attend the mixer, which is scheduled for 5-7 p.m., complete with delicious food, drinks and valuable prizes. Cost for the Mixer is $15 for Chamber members and guests, $20 for future members.
For registration and payment, visit www.williamson-franklinchamber.com or call 615-794-1225.
Corporate sponsors include: Andrews Cadillac Co., ATMOS Energy, Franklin Marriott & Cool Springs Conference Center, Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Publix Super Markets, WAKM-AM 950, Williamson Herald and Windstream.
Wednesday, Aug. 8
The Franklin Resolves to hold Separation of Church and State program
A public forum titled Separation of Church and State, sponsored by The Franklin Resolves, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. in Brentwood at Financial Peace Plaza, 1749 Mallory Lane.
What role, if any, should Christians take in shaping society, culture and government? Should faith have a place in the public square?
New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Stephen Mansfield will discuss this controversial subject in the light of the critical 2012 elections. Dr. George Grant will moderate this free admission forum.
For information, call 615-498-4794. This event is not sponsored by the Dave Ramsey organization.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Campaign to Chickamauga at August Round Table
On Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will host Chickamauga National Park Ranger Jim Ogden, who will present his interactive “Campaign to Chickamauga.”
The Battle of Chickamauga is considered by many to be a lost opportunity for the Confederacy when Confederate forces defeated the Federals in an epic battle just south of Chattanooga. To many students of the Civil War, it is one of the more complex battles to follow and understand. Ranger Ogden will give a unique and exciting opportunity to view this battle through the use of a giant floor map where participants will “walk” the battlefield without leaving the meeting facility.
The event is free to the public. The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge and meets each month at the Franklin Police Department’s Community Room at 900 Columbia Ave.
For information contact Greg Wade at email@example.com, or visit www.franklinscharge.com/round-table.
Sunday, Aug. 19
Farm at Natchez Trace
to host Lovie’s Legacy
The Farm at Natchez Trace, a pet lodging, grooming, training and daycare facility, will continue its seventh annual educational Pet Matters Seminar Series on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. with a seminar about teaching young children about pets.
Shana King, director of Lovie’s Legacy, will discuss the organization’s Creature Care Program, which is designed to teach young children about the basic needs of animals, being kind to animals, how to avoid being bitten and the many jobs in our community that incorporate animals. Lovie’s Legacy is the only group approved to bring a live animal into Metro schools to teach this program.
The event is free and open to the public, although space is limited and reservations can be requested by calling The Farm, 9479 Highway 96 West in Franklin, at 615-662-6628 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Aug. 25
Jokers & Jackpots annual gala
Plans are set for another fabulous evening of fine casual gourmet food, music, dancing, “gambling” and shopping at the Jokers & Jackpots 13th Annual Gala to be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin in Jamison Hall. Dress is "snappy casual," and tickets are available now at our website www.bridgesdvc.org. The cost is $90 or $175 per couple.
Proceeds from Jokers & Jackpots support Bridges Domestic Violence Center’s shelter and programs to help victims of abuse—and their children—move to a life of safety and independence.
This year’s sponsors include: First Tennessee Bank, Soroptimist International of Franklin, Molly Maids, Lucid Marketing, PLA Media-Pam Lewis, Your Williamson Magazine, Bob Parks Realty, CharacterEyes, Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. McNamara, First Farmers & Merchants Bank, Lexus of Nashville, Tennessee Centers For Laser Dentistry, Vanderbilt Franklin Women's Center, Best Bet Events, E|Financial Alliance, Graffiti Indoor Advertising, Inc., First Insurance Partners, Pinnacle Bank and Southern Events.
For information and to order tickets, visit www.bridgesdvc.org or call 615-714-0150. Special "Ante Up" deal: buy 10 tickets by Aug. 1 and save $10 per ticket. Plus, you'll each get $10,000 in "cash" to play with and a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Not Alone, Boot Campaign to hold Boot Run
Not Alone, a Nashville-based organization providing mental health services and resources to American troops and their families during their transitions to life after war, is teaming up with the Boot Campaign to host the Boot Run on Sept. 8 at the Meridian Center in Franklin. The event starts at 8 a.m. and will consist of a 5k run/walk (in combat boots or sneakers) and a free 1K family parade. There will also be live music, vendors, food and family fun for all attendees to enjoy. All proceeds from the event will benefit injured American military heroes and their loved ones through Not Alone – an entirely donor-driven organization – and the Boot Campaign.
Participants who register will receive a pair of 100 percent Give Back combat boots that they can start training in for the event. Boot sizing recommendations are available on the registration page, and the Boots Campaign will ship registrants their pairs on Aug. 7 and 20. Orders placed after Aug. 20 must be picked up at the Boot Run check-in on the morning of the race.
To register, click http://donate.bootcampaign.com/franklin/events/boot-run/e17156
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Williamson Medical Center Foundation
Golf Tournament to benefit scholarship fund
The 18th annual Williamson Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament will be Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Vanderbilt Legends Club of Tennessee. Funds raised from the event benefit the Fay Porter Memorial Medical Scholarship administered by the WMC Foundation. This year, more than 25 scholarships were awarded to students pursuing medical, nursing and pharmacy degrees.
Morning flight registration and breakfast begin at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch and presentation of awards will follow play. Afternoon flight registration and lunch begin at noon with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. A buffet-style meal and awards presentation will follow play.
The tournament features a four-person scramble; putting contest; mulligan package; door prizes; player gift bags; and prizes for flight winners, longest drive, closest to pin and hole-in-one.
Sponsorship levels range from $250 to $5,000, and sponsors will be recognized in tournament publicity. For registration and additional information, call Steve Smith, Williamson Medical Center Foundation executive director, at 615-435-5170 or visit www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org
Posted on: 8/1/2012