Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Vinaysa in the Garden

WHAT: Grab your mat for some yoga Monday mornings at Juice Bar Spring Hill (aka the Kissing House) for Vinyasa in the Garden with Jessica Bender.

Jessica is a 200 hr RYT Yoga instructor and advanced Buti Yoga instructor in the Spring Hill and Franklin area. When she isn’t teaching at Concordia Arts Academy or the Barre in Franklin, Jessica can be found with her husband and three beautiful children…or drinking Ginger Greens at Juice Bar Spring Hill!

The class costs $5 and attendees will receive a free 2 oz wellness shot with any JB purchase!

Learn more here.

WHEN: Mon, Sept 17, 9:30am-10:30pm
*this is an ongoing event

WHERE: Juice Bar Spring Hill, 412 McLemore Ave, Spring Hill

2. Swan Lake at TPAC

photo by Karyn Rowser

WHAT: A cherished favorite for ballet connoisseurs and an instant hit for novices, Swan Lake returns to Nashville Ballet to open the season with a dazzling fresh take on the classical masterpiece. Featuring choreographic updates from Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling and striking new costumes, this enchanting romance attempts to answer the timeless question – can true love conquer all?

Swan Lake is undoubtedly a favorite among ballet audiences…one of the most physically demanding of its dancers in the classical ballet world, and Nashville Ballet’s company members deliver a pristine performance start to finish.” – Chad Young, Nashville Parent (2014)

Learn more here.

WHEN: Show begins Friday, Sept 21 and runs through Sept 23

WHERE: TPAC, 505 Deadrick St, Nashville

3. Homeschool Days at The Nashville Zoo

WHAT:  These engaging programs encourage home school students to learn about the importance of conservation by exploring the world of animals. These are both enjoyable and educational programs that feature live animal presentations, hands-on activities, animal artifacts and an activity out on the Zoo trail (weather permitting) that will help students make connections between the lesson content and Nashville Zoo animals.

Each class is designed to meet the needs of the specified age groups, for this reason we ask that you register your children in their correct grade levels. Neither younger siblings or parents are allowed to sit-in on programs. Parents and other children are welcome to purchase admission or use their membership to tour the Zoo while your student is in class. Your child need only register for one class per month, we offer two days of programming simply to provide parents with flexibility in scheduling their child’s class day at the Zoo.

Purchase tickets here

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 19 & Thursday, Sept 20 10am

WHERE: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville

4. READing Paws


WHAT: Read with Brother and Reuben, two specially trained dogs, who enjoy being read to. Bring your own book or choose one of theirs. Sessions average 15 minutes.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 18 6pm – 7pm

WHERE: Nolensville Library, 915 Oldham Drive, Nolensville

5. Pilgrimage’s Music on Main & Beyond

WHAT: Pilgrimage Festival has partnered with Visit Franklin and the Downtown Franklin Association to host a free pre-Pilgrimage music event Friday, Sept 21 (the day before Pilgrimage Festival begins at Harlinsdale Farm).

It’s called Pilgrimage’s Music on Main & Beyond and it takes place 1:30pm  – 8:30pm in various venues in downtown Franklin. The musicians who will perform during the inaugural event entered the #playatpilgrimage contest.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, Sept 21, 1:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: Various Venues in Downtown Franklin