Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Writer’s Round at Front Street Tavern

Writer's Round at Front Street Tavern

WHAT: Don’t miss Front Street Tavern’s weekly Writer’s Round hosted by Madeline McDonald!

Every Wednesday enjoy a night of entertainment with LIVE music from local singer/songwriters from 7-10pm on the Front Street Stage.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 18, 7pm – 10pm

WHERE: Front Street Tavern, 158 Front St. STE 100, Franklin (in the Westhaven community)

2. Style With a Purpose

Goodwill Style With A Purpose

WHAT: This week, Goodwill is hosting Style With a Purpose where guests can discover new strategies for assembling eye-catching outfits at bargain prices while browsing clothing and accessories hand-picked by 11 popular fashion experts during the next Style with a Purpose Meet-Up — a special evening at Goodwill’s store in Brentwood.

The free event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 6708 Nolensville Road, Brentwood.

Guests can enjoy interacting with the experts and get personalized advice to make shopping more fun and rewarding. They can also browse not only Goodwill’s shelves and garment racks but also merchandise especially selected by each blogger from area Goodwill stores to reflect their unique style or shopping strategies. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be given away.

Participating fashion experts include Akilah Skukura Moore, Alison Saylor, Ayanna Jahnee, Betsy Appleton, Elisabeth Donaldson, Elizabeth Sherwood, Kina Albritton, Lauren Coffman, Leah Ellzey, Shana Berkeley and Taylor Blanton.

Goodwill anticipates robust attendance at the event. An RSVP on Goodwill’s website at www.giveit2goodwill.org/style-meetup is requested but not required to attend.

All purchases of merchandise from Goodwill’s stores benefit the nonprofit’s mission of changing lives through education, training and employment.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept 19, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Goodwill, 6708 Nolensville Road, Brentwood

3. Meet the Astronomer – Dyer Observatory’s Dr. Billy Teets

Meet the Astronomer at Dyer Observatory

WHAT: The ESA’s Gaia mission has been in space for nearly six years now and has provided astronomers with an incredibly extensive catalog of data including the positions and magnitudes for both Milky Way objects and extra-galactic sources. This talk will give an overview of the Gaia mission including details of the observatory itself and how it functions, the goals of the mission, and some of the science results.

If skies are clear, attendees will get to view an especially brilliant International Space Station flyover, and after the talk enjoy a telescope viewing in the Seyfert dome.

Cost: $6.27 per person ($5.00 admission plus $1.27 online handling fee.) Each person must have their own reservation. Infants do not require tickets.

NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR. Tickets may be purchased up to the day of the event, but please be aware this event often sells out well ahead.


Purchase tickets here.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept 19, 7pm – 9pm

WHERE: Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood

4. Connect Spring Hill

Connect Spring Hill Event

WHAT: A casual networking event designed to connect professionals, build relationships, and drive referrals and business growth.

Bring Business Cards, prepare a quick 60 second pitch for who you are and what you do, and finally prepare a specific referral ask for the meeting.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept 19, 9am – 10am

WHERE: Legacy Coffee Co, 3525 Kedron Road, Spring Hill

5. Baby Shark Storytime & Craft

baby shark storytime

WHAT: Enjoy a story and create a Baby Shark themed craft at Learning Express! This event is free, but limited, so please call the store at 615-771-3434 to reserve your spot today! This event is geared towards toddlers 2 years and up!

WHEN: Friday, Sept 20, 11am

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