Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Battle of the Badges

Battle of the Badges

WHAT: The annual Williamson County Battle of the Badges Blood Drive takes place this week. The community donated 274 pints during the 2018 blood drive which helped 822 patients. This year’s goal is to collect more than 293 pints of blood and platelet donations to help those like Lennon Kimsey, who is the honoree of this year’s Brentwood blood drive.

Learn more here.

WHERE: Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 21 12pm – 6pm & Thursday, Aug 22 6am – 6pm

2. Storytime With Mrs. Jill

Storytime With Mrs. Jill nolensville library

WHAT: If you’re looking for something fun to do with your pre-schooler this week, head to the Nolensville Library. Mrs. Jill will return with preschool storytime at the Nolensville Library this Wednesday.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 21, 10:30am – 11am

WHERE: Nolensville Library, 915 Oldham Drive, Nolensville

3. Bryan Shaffer in Concert

Bryan Shaffer in Concert

WHAT: Bryan Shaffer is a singer/songwriter from Detroit.

Previously he mainly was writing country songs. In his new album, Winter Blues, he shifted gears to bring in more genres including blues, Motown, classic rock, pop, & hip hop. Instead of stereotypical country songs, these are honest, candid songs about love, fighting personal battles, and life with all the ups, downs, trials, & tribulations.

Mr. Shaffer’s concert is brought to you by Williamson County Public Library and Southern Trace Songwriters. This concert is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 20, 6pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Williamson County Library, 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin

4. Father-Son Adventure Weekend at Deer Run

Father-Son Adventure Weekend 2019 Deer Run


WHAT: Experience fun activities and focused one-on-one time

So you want to create special memories with your son, but don’t get many opportunities to escape your busy life? The Father-Son Adventure Weekend has everything planned for you — exciting activities, adventure recreation, meals, speaker sessions and more — providing a unique opportunity for exceptional fun and real connection. Deer Run’s private 100-acre scenic property with first-class accommodations just south of Franklin is a perfect setting for your special time together.

Make this a multi-generational experience by including a grandfather! Uncles or mentors are also encouraged to bring boys who do not have a father.

Visit: https://deerrun.camp/events/father-son/ or call our office at 615.794.2918

WHEN: Friday, Aug 23 4pm through Sunday, Aug 25 10:45am

WHERE: Deer Run Camps & Retreat, 3845 Perkins Rd, Thompson’s Station

5. Movie in the Park – “Field of Dreams”

WHAT: New this summer….”Throwback 30 Years” Film! This addition to the summer movie in the park series is held at the Eastern Flank Event Facility (1368 Eastern Flank Circle). This week, “Field of Dreams” will be shown. Concessions items will be available for purchase at this event!

WHEN: Friday, Aug 23, 8pm

WHERE: Eastern Flank Battlefield, 1368 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin