Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Teen Journal Art

WHAT: This program is like a continuous workshop and open to all teens ages 12 and up. It will focus on the use and creation of a visual journal. Part sketch book, part doodle pad, notebook and diary. Journals are made from scratch and teens can join the class any time during the year. Teens will document their lives in a creative way while exploring the art making process. Journaling has been proven to help build self-confidence, self-reflection, intuition, personal growth and creativity. Drop-ins welcome.

WHEN: Monday, Aug 26, 3:30pm – 5pm

WHERE: Spring Hill Library, 144 Kedron Pkwy, Spring Hill

2. Stevie Woodward Live at The Edge at 760

WHAT: Combining elements of Pop, Rock and Blues, Stevie’s commitment to keeping her music pure and unique has won her numerous songwriting competitions and given her the opportunity to play alongside some of Rock and Roll’s music legends.

See her perform live this week.

WHERE: The Edge @ 760 inside Four Points by Sheraton Nashville – Brentwood, 760 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 28, 7pm – 10pm

3. Edible Plants of Middle Tennessee

WHAT: Come and learn about some of the useful plants that we have in our area! Participants will learn about some historic uses of these plants as well as some survival tips. Wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail. Open to ages 12 and up.

WHEN: Friday, Aug 30, 4pm – 5pm

WHERE: Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on the Historic Natchez Trace Parkway, Franklin

4. Zoovie Night: Smallfoot

WHAT: Zoovie Nights (movie night at the Nashville Zoo) include games, inflatables, music, and after-hours access to the carousel and zip line! When the sun goes down the evening’s feature film will play on a large inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo! The movie for this week is Smallfoot.

Cost: Members – Free
Non-Members – Included with day-of admission, OR $6 per person if entering after 6 pm

WHEN: Friday, Aug 30, 6pm – 10pm

WHERE: Nashville Zoo

5. Tennessee Rivers: Science, Problems, and Ways to Help

WHAT: Science experts from the Harpeth Conservancy will give a presentation about pollution issues impacting our rivers and potential solutions to these issues. Specifically, they will talk about nutrient pollution and nuisance algae that can grow in our rivers, creating hazardous conditions for humans, pets, and wildlife. These issues are global problems affecting every corner of our world and are beginning to show up in Middle Tennessee. One solution to these problems is the use of river and wetland restoration, however, these strategies are only effective if we know where the problem is located. Harpeth Conservancy is working hard to monitor and track algal growth and has ways for citizens to help through the use of the mobile phone app, Water Reporter. Come out to an enjoyable and informative evening with the Harpeth Conservancy to learn about the science of our rivers and ways you can help make a positive difference in your local environment.

WHEN: Friday, Aug 30, 7pm – 10pm

WHERE: REI, 261 Franklin Rd, Brentwood

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