Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Charles Esten & Friends : Light The Summer Night

WHAT: Join Charles Esten and his friends for a great evening of music all to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and their annual “Light The Night” campaign! Seating will be limited. Charles “Chip” Esten is an American actor, singer, and comedian. Esten is best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on CMT’s Nashville. While on “Nashville”, Esten has been honored to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and the historic Ryman Auditorium. He was also thrilled to sing and officially “flip the switch” at the 2013 Graceland Christmas Lighting ceremony. Many of the songs he has performed as Deacon (Undermine, Sideshow, Playin’ Tricks, etc..) are available on the five very successful “Nashville” soundtracks that have been released to date.

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WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 8pm

WHERE: 3rd and Lindlsey, 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville

2. 19 Miles to Music Row: Writers Night in Franklin Featuring Gordon Kennedy

WHAT: Don’t miss 19 Miles to Music Row on June 4. It’s free and each month we feature 4 up and coming new songwriters with a pro “Inside the Hits” wrap-up. This month the pro is Gordon Kennedy and he’ll be playing the songs that made him famous. You just never know who’s going to show up in Franklin!

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WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 6:30pm

WHERE: Franklin First UMC, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin

3. Swanky Plank Vintage + Handmade Market


WHAT: Swanky Plank is one of Middle Tennessee’s premier vintage and handmade markets. Now in its 7th year, Swanky Plank draws vendors and shoppers from all over the southeast. In addition to a curated collection of vintage + hand made goods, Swanky Plank offers some of Nashville’s best food and beverage vendors, live music entertainment and tours of Rippavilla’s 1855 mansion. All proceeds from Swanky Plank benefit the continued research, preservation and restoration of Rippavilla Plantation. 

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WHEN: Thursday, June 6th: 4pm – 8pm Friday, June 7th: 12pm – 8pm Saturday, June 8th: 9am – 4pm

WHERE: Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St, Spring Hill

4. Super Science Fun with Mr. Rich

WHAT: If you’re in search of engaging events to fill your child’s summer days, check out these science opportunity at the Nolensville Library. This event is an interactive learning experience about space and science.

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WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 10:30am-11:15am

WHERE: Nolensville Library, 915 Oldham Drive

5. Storytime With Snow White

WHAT: Snow White will be here for pictures, singing and story time! Come dressed in your favorite princess dress or superhero costume!

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WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 11am

WHERE: Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs, 420 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin

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