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Friday, Nov. 30

Battle of Franklin Illumination Ceremony

The City of Franklin’s Battlefield Preservation Commission will hold the annual Illumination Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 30. The event commemorates the nearly 10,000 casualties that resulted from the Battle of Franklin on Nov. 30, 1864 during the Civil War. The ceremony will be held at the Carter House at 1140 Columbia Ave. at 4:45 p.m.  The Carter House Candlelight Tour will begin at 6 p.m.

For information about the Carter House Candlelight tour visit


Tinsel & Twine Holiday Barn Sale at Longhaven Barn

The Tinsel & Twine Holiday Barn Sale will be held at Longhaven Barn, 1600 River Landing Drive in Franklin. The sale, which benefits New Hope Academy Uniform Fund is open Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

There will be more than 50 vendors throughout the Middle Tennessee Area.


Saturday, Dec. 1


JA hosts Breakfast with Santa

The Junior Auxiliary of Franklin is hosting a Breakfast with Santa to raise money for at-risk children and families Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at Monkey's Treehouse, 91 Seaboard Lane in Cool Springs. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Monkey's Treehouse for $10 per child or $25 per family. You can also purchase tickets that day for $12 per child or $30 per family. Ticket price includes breakfast provided by Chick-fil-a, a picture with Santa, and playtime at Monkey's Treehouse.

Junior Auxiliary of Franklin is a non-profit volunteer organization for women that serves at-risk children and families in Williamson County.


Montessori School of Franklin to host ‘Breakfast with Santa’

The Montessori School of Franklin invites the public to Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8-11 a.m. at the Factory in Franklin, 230 Franklin Road.

This an annual event that brings both Middle Tennessee children and parents together each year to kick off the holidays. The Franklin Montessori School plans to support the Franklin Fire Department Toy Drive. Other event highlights include photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, tours and photos with the Franklin Fire Department and their fire truck, a Christmas play, Christmas craft stations, and a holiday balloon artist.

The event is separated into quarter breakfast reservation times, beginning at 8 a.m.

Admission is $14.50 for children (under 2 free) and $22.50 for adults and includes the cost of breakfast and a photo with Santa. With the donation of an unwrapped Christmas gift, kids will receive a photo with the Franklin Fire Department and their fire truck. All

children attendees will receive a sweet Tennessee treat from Goo Goo Cluster. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at

For information on the event, call the Montessori School of Franklin at 615-794-0567.


Meet MAC at Subaru pet adoption event

MAC, a new mobile pet adoption center featuring new mascots “Mac” and “Cheese” will make its public debut when Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center (WCAC) teams up with Darrell Waltrip Subaru in Franklin for “Share the Love”- a pet adoption event Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the dealership showroom, 1450 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. Along with pet adoptions and a pet supply donation center, there will be plenty of family fun with free hot dogs, a bounce house and prizes for the kids.


Monday, Dec. 3


Exploring your Medicare Options – in Brentwood

A dedicated team of BlueCross Medicare Advocates will hold a community meeting in Brentwood, Monday, Dec. 3. The purpose of the meeting is to help beneficiaries and their loved ones find out more about Medicare options available to them. A salesperson will be present with applications and information about Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Supplement plans. The presentation will be at the Martin Center, 960 Heritage Way, Brentwood at 10 a.m.

For information about Medicare Advantage and drug coverage or to reserve a spot at the meeting, contact a BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee representative at 888-696-1275 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET (TTY/TDD users should call 877-664-6422). Persons with special needs should request accommodations in advance.


Dec. 4-15


We Build Lives Warehouse Sales, Dec. 4-15

The third annual We Build Lives Christmas warehouse will be held Dec. 4 through 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Sundays at the Lasko building, 1725 Columbia Ave. in Franklin.

The fundraiser will benefit We Are Building Lives, an organization that helps homeless veterans put their lives back together.

Christmas and all occasion wrapping paper, ribbons, bows, tags, kitchen gadgets, home décor, ornaments, gift items and candy are available for purchase.

For information, visit


Friday, Dec. 7


Williamson County Community Advisory Council Meeting

 The next meeting of the Williamson County Community Advisory Council is Friday, Dec. 7, at the Community Services Building at 129 W. Fowlkes Street.

 The meeting will be held in the community meeting room from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

 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.


Friday, Dec. 9


Civil War Round Table

The Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Myers Brown, curator of extension services at the Tennessee State Museum, who will speak on “The War of 1812 and the Civil War,” Friday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m.      

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 Avenue.

For information contact Greg Wade at, or visit


First Triune Community Christmas Carol Sing

The Triune United Methodist Church (TUMC) is beginning a new local tradition. Join them for the First Triune Community Christmas Carol Sing. The event will be Sunday, Dec. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. 

 The program begins with secular Christmas carol, a refreshment break in the church fellowship hall, followed by religious music. Get in the spirit with your friends and neighbors at TUMC, 7906 Nolensville Road, Arrington.


Thursday, Dec. 13


ARC Williamson hosts Next Steps workshop

The Arc Williamson will host a workshop on Next Steps-A Post Secondary Option for Young Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. The workshop will take place Thursday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Community Services Building at 129 West Fowlkes in Franklin. Staff and alumni from Next Steps at Vanderbilt University will present information on their program as well as information about FAFSA funds for tuition assistance.

Next Steps at Vanderbilt University is a two-year certification program for students with intellectual disabilities, providing individualized Programs of Study in the areas of education, social skills, and vocational training. The workshop is geared for students, parents and teachers who are interested in learning more about possible options for post-secondary education. 

For information on Next Steps visit  To RSVP for the workshop, call Sharon Bottorff at 615-790-5815, ext. 3# or e-mail at



Posted on: 11/29/2012


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