Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Boo at the Zoo

WHAT: Boo at the Zoo is underway at the Nashville Zoo. This week Oct 18-21, Boo at the Zoo takes 5pm – 9pm.

You and your family get to visit the zoo after hours and trick or treat throughout the zoo, ride on the Howl-O-Ween hayride through the backroads of the zoo, or get spooked at the Haunted Barn. And no need to cook dinner, there will be food available to purchase.

Because the event is after hours, most of the animals will be sleeping. However, the zoo has a few party animals who stay up late – Andean bears (till 6:30pm), Shell Station (till 7:30pm), antelope/zebra/ostrich on Africa Field (till 8:30pm) and flamingos (till 8:30pm).

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thurs, Oct 18 – Sunday, Oct 21, 5pm-9pm

WHERE: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville

2. Guided Hike at Timberland Park

WHAT: Join park staff on a guided hike. Park guides will discuss the natural history of some of the different plant and animal species in the area. Hike will be between 1.5-2 miles. Moderately strenuous.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, Oct 19, 3pm-4:30pm

WHERE: Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on the Historic Natchez Trace Parkway, Franklin.

3. Fall Magic & Fun with Bruce Amato

WHAT: Bring the family to enjoy a magic show with Bruce Amato with new illusions and tricks. Interactive fun for the whole family! Funded by Friends of Nolensville Library.

Learn more here

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 18, 6pm-6:45pm

WHERE: Nolensville Library, 915 Oldham Dr., Nolensville

4. Haunted History at the Hall


WHAT: Who is ready to spend a night of fright at the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall? Where people of the past and Civil War soldiers await people to come and share in their twisted tales of fate from long ago.

All proceeds go to the restoration of the Hall, Franklin’s oldest public building!

Please note, due to the historic nature of the Hall, sturdy shoes and the ability to climb stairs is recommended.

Tickets are available to purchase on our website at www.hfmhfoundation.org/hauntedhistory

WHEN: Oct 19 & 9pm; Oct 20 6pm & 8pm

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

5. Picture This: A World for Elephants

WHAT: The community is invited to a one-night art exhibition and silent auction hosted by Gallery 202, benefitting The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. 100% of auction proceeds and 10% of all other gallery sales will benefit The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Tickets $50/person

For more info about the artists and bidding, please visit: https://www.elephants.com/gallery202event

WHEN: Thursday, Oct, 18, 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Gallery 202, 202 2nd Avenue South, Franklin

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