Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Pup Meetup in Franklin 

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WHAT: Ward off any potential Friday the 13th bad luck by visiting the Pup Meetup Come with your dog to meet other pups or stop by solo to visit the puppy kissing booth and meet adoptable dogs from the Williamson County Animal Center.

For a small donation, you can step up to the puppy kissing booth at the Visitor Center and instantly make your day brighter. Inside the Visitor Center, in addition to meeting dogs looking for a new home, you can purchase the children’s book My Dog Needs Me from Flowerpot Press for $10, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the Williamson County Animal Center. If guests would rather simply make a donation of any amount to the Williamson County Animal Center, those will also be accepted all day at the Visitor Center.

WHEN: Friday, April 13, 11a – 2p

WHERE: Visitor Center, 400 Main Street, Franklin

2. Mother Son Dance

Break out your neon and break free into your weekend with a fun Mother-Son Glow in the Dark dance night! Some Glow accessories provided; light-colored clothing recommended for “glowing” effect. Register online here. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 6:30 p – 8:30 p

WHERE: Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive
Spring Hill

3. Tennessee High School Rodeo  

WHAT: Come see High School kids from all over Tennessee compete in all major rodeo events. Great, affordable family entertainment for all ages. There will be a Kid Zone before the rodeo. Tickets at the Gate $10, free for children 10 & under.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 14, 7 p – 9:30 p

WHERE: Williamson County Ag Center, 4215 Long Ln # 100, Franklin

4. “Race to Nowhere” Movie Event

Race to Nowhere

WHAT: “Race to Nowhere” is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss”, “Race to Nowhere” brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools.

Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing, and the relentless pressure to achieve, “Race to Nowhere” points to a silent epidemic in our schools. Through the testimony of educators, parents and education experts, it reveals an education system in which cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression, and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. This event is free but registration is required here. 

WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 4 p – 6 p

WHERE:  Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

5. Serve Day with One Gen Away

One Gen Away
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 WHAT: Come for a day of service and join One Gen Away in helping distribute food to those in need in our community.

From OneGenAway:
“15,000-25,000 lbs. of food will be dropped off in a parking lot, where volunteers will be waiting to sort and distribute it all to our neighbors in need. We pride ourselves on providing fresh and healthy foods, as well as things that are easily prepared and cooked. We do not ask questions or have requirements for people who can receive food.

Volunteers to arrive at 8:00 AM, distributions start at approximately 10:00 AM.

WHEN: Sunday, April 14, 8 a – noon

WHERE: Fourth Avenue Church of Christ, 117 Fourth Avenue N, Franklin