Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. The Art of Drawing: A Fine Art Workshop with Bob Jones

WHAT: Looking, holding, and drawing a line. A 3-hour workshop for teens and adults with renowned pen and ink artist Bob Jones.

Register here.

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WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 11:30am – 3:30pm

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

2. Witness History: Lecture Series 2019

WHAT: Two hundred six years ago, Franklin filled with troops on the march during the War of 1812. Franklin lawyer and author Tony L. Turnbow will discuss Franklin history prior to the Civil War at the historic Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7 on January 24, at 6:00 p.m.

Turnbow’s new book, Hardened to Hickory: The Missing Chapter in Andrew Jackson’s Life, is based upon unpublished documents he discovered over the past seven years. The book includes descriptions of early Franklin when it was at the edge of American settlement. In 1812, Americans considered Tennessee a western state rather than a southern state. Franklin was not far from the border of the Chickasaw Nation, and attacks by Creek and Shawnee Indians were still expected.

The Masonic Lodge became the scene of President Jackson’s negotiations with the Chickasaw Nation to acquire their land south of Tennessee in August 1830.

This event is free and open to the public.

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WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 6pm – 7:30pm

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

3. Shen Yun

WHAT: Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years. The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired. Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage. Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of the performing arts to make this possible, with a unique blend of colorful costuming, high-tech backdrops, and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theater experience like no other. Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm. Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 22nd 7:30pm & Wednesday, January 23rd 2pm

WHERE: TPAC, 505 Deaderick St, Nashville,

4. Corsair Whiskey Tasting Event at Homestead Manor

WHAT: Homestead Manor will host a “Behind the Bar” whiskey tasting event in partnership with Corsair Artisan Distillery on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Corsair representative Nick Elliott and A. Marshall Hospitality’s Beverage Manager, Austin Ratliff, will guide guests through the making of three whiskey cocktails from the whiskey selection to the final tasting.

Tickets include a tasting of three whiskeys from Corsair, as well as a tasting of three different Homestead Manor cocktails made with the selected whiskeys.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm – 8pm

WHERE: Homestead Manor,  4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station

5. Knee-High Naturalists

WHAT: Young children, ages 3-5 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics lead by an Owl’s Hill Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery, crafts, and outdoor exploration.  No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Fees are per adult/child pair.

Register for the full 6-week series and receive a 10% discount of individual class price.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Session begins Wednesday, January 23 and runs through February 27, 10am-11:30am

WHERE: Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood