1. Franklin Art Scene
WHAT: Franklin Art Scene returns on Friday, Aug. 3 and will feature more than 20 sites in Historic Downtown Franklin. Williamson County Archives will feature artist Tim Bush, an award-winning artist who makes guitar sculptures with blue tooth speakers. The guitar hangs like a piece of art work but functions like an amplifier for music. Guests will be able to connect to the speaker and play their choice of music during the August art crawl. The Franklin Art Scene is held on the first Friday of every month to highlight the local arts scene in Franklin.
WHEN: Friday, August 3, 6 p
WHERE: Downtown Franklin, Main Street
2. Williamson County Fair
Tickets can be printed at home and used in the “Fast Pass” lane, allowing Fairgoers to avoid waiting in lines at ticket booths. Midway tickets are sold separately and can be purchased from kiosks stationed throughout the grounds.
The Williamson County Fair has been recognized among the best anywhere by its peers at the state and international levels, with last year’s event receiving a total of 16 awards from the Tennessee Association of Fairs and the International Association of Fairs and Expos. The Fair has grown each summer and continues to be a beacon for agricultural education in Williamson County. To learn more, visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org.
WHEN: Friday, August, 3-11, 6 p
WHERE: Williamson County Ag Center, 4215 Long Ln #100, Franklin,
3. Laura’s Cookies Back to School Beginner Class
WHAT: Learn how to decorate cookies with royal icing – for beginners. You’ll start with the basics of icing consistencies, outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and marbling techniques in a back to school theme. Register for the class online here.
WHEN: Sunday, August 5, 1:30 p
WHERE: Laura’s Custom Cookies, 1863 O’Reilly Circle, Spring Hill, TN 37174
4. Summer Concert Series at Crockett with Nashville Yacht Club
WHAT: Grab your chairs and blankets, and bring your family to the last concert of the 2018 series where Nashville Yacht Club will be performing. No tickets required – free to the public. Food trucks will also be in attendance again this year beginning at 5 p.
WHEN: Sunday, August, 5, 7 p
WHERE: Crockett Park,1500 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood
5. Back to School Free Backpack and Healthcare Screening
WHAT: Two of Nashville’s largest megachurches, Mount Zion Baptist Church and Brentwood Baptist Church, will unite their congregations for the 2nd annual Back-to-School and Healthcare outreach event at historic Hadley Park. Families from all backgrounds are invited to prepare for, and celebrate, the start of the school year with free backpacks, health screenings and opportunities to build faith-based relationships across the racial divide.
The Back-to-School and Healthcare outreach event was established 11 years ago by Bishop Joseph Walker, senior pastor at Mt. Zion. Last year, Bishop Walker joined with his friend Senior Pastor Mike Glenn of Brentwood Baptist to expand its reach and purpose by bringing together a predominately black and a predominately white congregation.
Its event will feature fun activities for kids, worship and arts presentations, and health screenings. Healthcare providers, including the
Brentwood Baptist Medical Dental Unit will be on-site to provide the following free screenings: dental, blood pressure, HIV testing, and immunizations, as well as health education counseling.
WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Ave N, Nashville TN 37208