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EVENTS CALENDAR: County Libraries announce holiday schedules

County Libraries announce holiday schedules

The Main library and all Williamson County Public Library branches will close from Saturday through Wednesday, Dec. 22-26, and again Tuesday, Jan. 1.  The Main library and College Grove branch will also be closing at 4:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31.


County Parks and Recreation facilities to close for winter break

All Williamson County Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Dec. 26, for a winter holiday break. These facilities will reopen at their regularly scheduled times beginning Thursday, Dec. 27.  

All Williamson County Parks and Recreation facilities will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, in observance of New Year’s Eve.  Facilities will remain closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in observance of New Year’s Day. All facilities will reopen at their regularly scheduled times beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.

For information about facility hours at all locations, visit


Floor maintenance at Franklin Recreation Complex

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting a floor resurfacing maintenance project at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road and certain facility amenities and classes will be affected.

On Friday, Dec. 21, specific areas of the building will be closed for the day: racquetball courts, group fitness room, gymnasium and dance studio. The remainder of the Franklin facility will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 and remain closed through Wednesday, Dec. 26. The facility will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 27 for regularly scheduled events.

For information about the facilities and programs of the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, visit, or call 615-790-5719, ext. 2010.


Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office along with other jurisdictions will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints on the following dates and times: 

Thursday, Dec. 20, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., Highway 31 South

Friday, Dec. 21, 10 p.m. to midnight, Highway 100

Thursday, Dec. 27, 7-9 p.m., Highway 96 East

Friday, Dec. 28, 9-11 p.m., Highway 431

Monday, Dec. 31, 11 p.m. to 1 p.m., Carothers Parkway        

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.  Extra deputies will also be on patrol throughout the county on those nights looking for impaired drivers.

These sobriety checkpoints are funded by grant money from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.      


Thursday, Dec. 20


High Hopes annual Grandparents & Special Friends Sing-Along

The public is invited to join the children of High Hopes as they lift their voices together to celebrate the season, Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at their facility on 1647 Mallory Lane in the CheerMoore Gym (opposite end of the building from the High Hopes Preschool).

Light refreshments will be served and a short program begins at 10:15 a.m. performed by the children of High Hopes. This will be followed by an all-school sing-along.

For information, call Bonnie Richardson at 615-522-5620.


Saturday, Dec. 22


Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade

The ninth annual Leiper’s Fork Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m.

Parade watchers can expect the unexpected in this quirky annual parade as everything from antique tractors and trucks to lawnmowers and a menagerie of animals – cows, pigs, horses, llamas and dogs march in the Village of Leiper’s Fork.

Leading the way with this year’s theme is John Schuck, Broadway’s well known, Daddy Warbucks. Best known as Sgt. Enright from “McMillian and Wife”, Schuck is a 50-year veteran actor of stage, television and movies. Grand Marshal Schuck, dressed as Daddy Warbucks, will be accompanied by an Annie and dog, Sandy; inspiration to help us remember the orphaned dogs and cats at the Williamson County Animal Control & Adoption Center. 

The country extravaganza is helping needy animals during the winter months by collecting donations for Williamson County Animal Control & Adoption Center. Items being collected for the shelter include dry dog and cat food, towels, canned dog and cat food, dog and cat toys and treats for cat and dogs. Donations will be collected under the arbor between Leiper’s Creek Gallery and Puckett’s Grocery.

Arrive early to meet Santa and give him your wish list. The jolly old elf will be in the gazebo behind Leiper’s Creek Gallery from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. before he boards his sleigh for the parade.

The parade goes from Southall Road through the heart of the village on Old Hillsboro Road.


Sunday, Dec. 23


Time Capsule Ministries to hold historic Christmas Sermon

Time Capsule Ministries will present a Christmas Sermon from 1862 that was originally preached by Charles Spurgeon in London, Sunday, Dec 23 at 6 p.m. Special guest, Randy and Cindy Moore will be leading the worship and caroling. The Moores were named Country Vocalists of the Year by Songwriters Network in 2002.  

The sermon has been adapted for this reenactment by Rev. Alan Corry of Franklin.  Kings’ Chapel in Arrington will host the Christmas service and it is open to the public.  Kings’ Chapel is located on Highway 96 (Approx. 12 miles east of Franklin).

Since this is a historical reenactment, participants are encouraged to wear Victorian period clothes if they wish, but it is not a requirement to attend. 

For information, contact


Book signing at Brentwood Library

Local author John M. Oden, Sr. will be selling and signing his book “The Brentwood I Remember,” an important and meticulously-researched, detailed history of Brentwood featuring more than 300 carefully researched rare photographs, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2-5 p.m. at the Brentwood Library on Concord Road.

Posted on: 12/19/2012


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