Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Franklin Veterans Day Parade

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WHAT: The City of Franklin will remember and honor all veterans at its annual Veterans’ Day Parade being held in Downtown Franklin on November 12th at 11am. The parade is a joint effort of the City and local radio station WAKM AM-950.

Route for the parade will travel down Main Street, from Five Points to Second Avenue. JROTC units and/or marching bands from Williamson County high schools will participate. Franklin Special School District will have a large group of students to show their appreciation to veterans.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Monday, November 12, 11am

WHERE: Downtown Franklin

2. Poplar Grove Middle Literacy Night

WHAT: Poplar Grove Middle is hosting a literacy night, a night of books, reading, writing and resources. Student authors will be featured, along with a book fair and a presentation by Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 5:30p-7p

WHERE: Poplar Grove Middle School, 2959 Del Rio Pike, Franklin

3. History & Whiskey

WHAT: Relax, unwind and enjoy a little piece of Nashville. Enjoy history whiskey, local artisansincluding: Quill Pen Writing, Games of Chance, Storytelling, Musicians, Blacksmith, Weaver, Potter Lace Maker and Hat Maker. And Much More while touring the grounds of Historic Travellers Rest including the house. This is a fundraising event. Must be 21 and older to attend. Tickets are $50 per person and include heavy hors d’oevres plus 2 drink tickets. Sponsored By Black Abbey Brewing Company!

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, November 16, 7pm

WHERE: Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, 636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville

4. Firetruck Visit


WHAT: Visit with a few of our local heroes from Brentwood Fire & Rescue! They’ll also be bringing a shiny firetruck for us to check out! Bring a few friends and stop by!

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 10am-12pm

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

5. Local Hiking Trails with Greg Bearden & Becky Bean

WHAT: This class discusses local trails that are in our area (within a few hour’s drive or less) that are great for day-hiking and overnight hiking. Topics covered in this class will be level of difficulty, sights of the trails, unique features of each trail, permits required, etc. register at wcparksandrec.com

Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 6pm-7pm

WHERE: Longview Rec Center, 2909 Commonwealth Dr, Spring Hill

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