Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Chick-fil-A Hwy 96 Grand Opening


WHAT: The newest Williamson County Chick-fil-A, at 1122 Murfreesboro Road, will open on Wednesday, Aug 14, shared operator Bill Pfaender via The Chicken Wire.

The announcement comes about a year ago after the City of Franklin announced two new Chick-fil-A locations. The new Murfreesboro Road Chick-fil-A is located where a Rite Aid store had been located.

The new location will participate in Chick-fil-A’s First 100 Campout tradition. What is the First 100 Campout event? It is an overnight event in the restaurant parking lot that rewards the first 100 customers with a prize worth waiting for – free Chick-fil-A for a year. The First 100 promotion registration will begin at 6:00pm local time on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The First 100 Campout will conclude at 6:00am local time on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Participants may be accompanied by up to 5 guests. Prizes will be awarded at 6:00am local time on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

WHERE: 1122 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 14, 6:30am, First 100 Campout begins Tuesday, Aug 13 6pm

2. Home School Day at Cheekwood

home school day at cheekwood

WHAT: Join Cheekwood for its annual Home School Day on August 14th from 9:30-2:30 pm. Hands-on activities for students of all ages will be provided.

Admission to this event is FREE for home school students. Admission for accompanying adults is $20 if you register online through August 13th and $23 at the door.

Register here.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 14, 9:30am – 2:30pm

WHERE: Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville

3. Summer Author Series

WHAT: The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall is hosts a Summer Author Series featuring local authors and their most recent or work-in-progress books about Franklin’s history connected to Tennessee and the United States. This week, Mark Cheatham, Director of the Martin Van Buren Papers at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and author/editor of seven books, including the award-winning Andrew Jackson, Southerner and The Coming of Democracy: Presidential Campaigning in the Age of Jackson will be featured. His newest book, The Dark Horse Campaign of 1844: Slavery, Westward Expansion, and Presidential Politics will be published by the University of Kansas in 2020.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30. Free parking available on the street or in the garage across from the Hall.

The Hall is located at 115 2nd Ave South, Franklin, TN 37064.
For more information, please visit www.hfmhfoundation.org.

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 7pm – 8pm

WHERE: Historic Franklin Masonic Hall, 115 2nd Ave S, Franklin

4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (PG-13)

Godzilla King of the Monsters (PG-13)

WHAT: Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Please note that The Franklin Theatre does not show previews. The feature film will start at the listed show time.

WHEN: Monday, Aug 12, 7pm

WHERE: The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St, Franklin

5. Adult Tap

Adult Tap Class

WHAT: Whether you’re a pro who wants to stop by for a refresher class or you’re a beginner-level dancer eager to learn some new dance moves, you are welcome to drop into any classes offered by Artistic Elements’ Open Adult Program! Students ages 14 & up are welcome to join for these classes.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 14, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Artistic Elements, 7061 Moores Lane #400, Brentwood


  1. IT would be fantastic if you were to publicize ( even online) the FRANKLIN INTERNATIONAL INDIE FILM FESTIVAL, AUGUST 14-18 2019 at the FRANKLIN THEATRE in Historic old town Franklin. THis event has producers directors and writers coming from all over the world to meet Franklinians and celebrate their films/
    We are thrilled and hope you are too. OPENING NIGHT AUGUST 14, 2019 with RED CARPET AT 5:00PM. Pelase let us know if you want to cover the event so we can leave a pass for you at the box office.
    Thank you very much. Nancy Puetz, Founder.

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