Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Local Author Nola Nash Discusses Book

nola nash crescent city moon

WHAT: Local author Nola Nash will be talking about her first published book, Crescent City Moon at the Williamson County Public Libary in Franklin on December 9 at 6:30pm. This is a Young Adult- Adult crossover. It is a paranormal fiction novel and the first in the series.

On the eve of her twenty-first birthday in 1820s New Orleans, Zéolie Cheval discovers the mangled body of her father murdered in his bed. As she struggles to figure out what happened, a maniacal voice settles into the recesses of her mind. When the priest sent to comfort Zéolie is killed, unnoticed in a house swarming with police, she is launched into a tangled web of mystery that takes her from the French Quarter, to the Ursuline Convent in the Ninth Ward, and deep into the Louisiana swamps.

Originally from south Louisiana, Nola Nash now makes her home in Brentwood, Tennessee, with her three children. Growing up in Baton Rouge, she spent long hours in the local community theaters, and writing stories that refused to leave her head any other way than to be put on paper. Her biggest inspiration was the city of New Orleans that gave her at an early age a love of magic, mystery, and history.

Nola has a Master’s degree in education, which means, when she isn’t writing, you can find her teaching middle school English and co-directing the school plays and musicals.

WHEN: Monday, Dec 9, 6:30pm

WHERE: Williamson County Library, 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin

2. Silhouettes With Clay Rice

Silhouettes With Clay Rice

WHAT: Brilliant Sky Toys and Books is hosting the breathtakingly talented silhouette artist, Clay Rice. Clay Rice is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning silhouette artist and children’s author. Silhouette cutting is a Rice family tradition spanning 3 generations and 2 artists. A silhouette of your child makes the perfect gift for grandparents and is truly something you will treasure for a lifetime!

You must reserve a spot and just a few spots remain. Sign up here.

Silhouettes are $48 and include two cuts of the same child. Additional cuts are $10 each. Clay’s books and frames with mats will be available for an additional cost at the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec 10, 3pm – 6pm

WHERE: Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 1705 Mallory Ln, Brentwood

3. Christmas Traditions at Rippavilla

Christmas Traditions at Rippavilla

WHAT: Maury County Visitors Bureau, Rippavilla Plantation and Watershed Public Theatre proudly present “Christmas Traditions at Rippavilla.” Enjoy hors d’oeuvres in the beautifully historic setting of Rippavilla mansion. Experience traditional holiday-themed stories and music presented by Watershed Public Theatre.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 12, 6:30pm; Friday, Dec 13, 5pm & Saturday, Dec 14, 7:30pm

WHERE: Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St, Spring Hill

4. Home Alone in Concert with the Nashville Symphony

Home Alone in Concert with the Nashville Symphon

WHAT: This hilarious and heartwarming holiday tradition is perfect for the whole family. Experience John Williams’ delightful score performed live while the movie is shown on the big screen. Come dressed in your favorite ugly holiday sweater.

Buy tickets here.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 12 & Friday, Dec 13, 7pm

WHERE: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville

5. Photos With Santa at Nolensville Rec Center

WHAT: Head to the Nolensville Rec Center for a photo with Santa this week. Cost includes a printed photo, but parents are welcome to bring their own cameras in order to capture memorable photos with Santa.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec 5, 4pm – 7pm

WHERE: Nolensville Rec Center, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville