The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of ongoing programs for adults and teens at the Franklin Recreation Complex, located at 1120 Hillsboro Road. For more information on activities and to register, call the Franklin Recreation Complex at (615) 790-5719, ext. 2010 or view the monthly newsletter at www.wcparksandrec.com.

You may also receive department information by “liking” them on Facebook. Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. Pre-registration is required for all classes.

WRITING FOR STAGE SCREEN AND LITERATURE

Join published journalist (Creative Screenwriting, Backstory), screenwriter, and author Sean Kennelly as he teaches you how to create engaging characters and build entertaining stories for any medium (film, tv, stage and/or literature). Come with your ideas and leave with a roadmap to construct your own original story. Course meets Tuesdays, August 26-September 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and covers theme, character, story structure, description, and dialogue. Course instructor recommends purchasing “Save the Cat!” by Blake Snyder as it will be referenced extensively in class. Course is $60, plus a supply fee of $12 (for reading selections), payable to instructor, Sean Kennelly.

PIANO & VOICE LESSONS

Private weekly piano or voice lessons for beginning or intermediate students offered by James Weinberg at the Franklin Recreation Complex. Learn note reading skills, music theory and artistic technique using a variety of styles. Half-hour lessons are offered on Fridays, September 5-26 from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The four-week session is $100, plus a supply fee payable to the instructor for books as needed.  For more information, visit www.jamesmusicstudio.com. To register and reserve a 30-minute time slot, call James at (615) 268-2296.

GUITAR LESSONS

Teens and adults can learn guitar or bass guitar in this series of private lessons. Instructor John D’Amato has over 25 years as a teacher and performer. Lessons focus on improving technique, reading musical notation, improvisation and tablature. A four-week Monday session will be offered September 8-29 in 30-minute or one-hour sessions between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ($88). Classes are held at the Franklin Recreation Complex. To register, call (615) 790-5719, ext. 2010 and reserve a 30-minute time slot.

BEGINNING BALLROOM DANCING

Learn the basics of dancing with a partner in this class. Feel more confident about getting on the dance floor.  No experience is necessary to participate. Please wear comfortable shoes (no tennis shoes) and sign up with a partner. Beginning Ballroom dancing will meet Mondays, September 8-29 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The four-week course is $60 per couple, or $30 per person and will be held at the Franklin Recreation Complex.

WESTERN LINE DANCING

Whether you can “boot-scoot” with the best of them or you want to test your “two left feet” out on the dance floor for the first time, you will love participating in the Western Line Dancing Class. You’ll have a great time and feel the benefits of a cardio workout. Come learn the latest and hottest new line dances. Line dancing meets Tuesdays, September 9-30 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The course is $30 per person or $55 a couple, (must be family members).

HOW TO GET THOUSANDS FOR COLLEGE

Learn the secrets of the college financial aid system, how to increase eligibility for financial aid, how to pick colleges with the best aid packages and more. Class will cover scholarships, grants and low interest loans. This class is for adults and meets on Tuesday, September 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex. The class is free, but you must register by calling the Genesis Group at (615) 370-8015.

SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP

Get answers to the questions retirees face. Will your income last? Should you take Social Security benefits now? Are there benefits to waiting? John Navin answers those tough questions in this free workshop, Tuesday, September 23 at the Franklin Recreation Complex from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Gain the confidence you need to make important retirement decisions.  To register, call (615) 656-3170 or visit www.johnnavin.com.

RETIREMENT 101

Learn the fundamentals of retirement and foundational steps of retirement planning.  Gain knowledge and become comfortable with the tools available to help you get the most of retirement. Instructor is John Navin. The free class meets on Thursday, September 25 at the Franklin Recreation Complex from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, call (615) 656-3170 or visit www.johnnavin.com.

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