Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station is inviting lovebirds and friends of all ages to cut a rug and celebrate Valentine’s Day at the second annual Grand Dance in the historic property’s rustic event barn from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Each ticket provides party goers access to a spread of hand-crafted appetizers, a dessert bar courtesy of Triple Crown Bakery, two drink tickets, celebratory party favors, a photo booth and live music.’
“Our goal is to add something to the menu for Valentine’s Day that people don’t have the option to experience anywhere else,” Amy Parman, director of events at Homestead Manor, said. “The Grand Dance is a Valentine’s Day celebration that caters to everyone, from groups of girlfriends and singles to couples, both young and old.”
The 10-piece Downtown Band takes the stage at 8 p.m.
Also, all who attend will be entered to win an item from Walton’s Antique Jewelry.
The Barn, which will be decorated in velvet and silk, will also include a cash bar featuring cocktails from H. Clark Distillery.
Those interested in attending can purchase a single ticket for $75 or a couple’s ticket for $135. However an early bird special is available through January 31, with single tickets on sale for $65. Guests can buy passes to the Valentine’s Grand Dance at eventbrite.com or visit homesteadmanor.com for more information.
Former SNL cast member, Victoria Jackson, will be a guest comedian at Saturday night’s Franklin Improv All-Stars show.
The Franklin Improv All-Star show is a unique, new, local entertainment event. This event is a mix of the region’s finest improvisers, made up of players with years of improv experience. These shows are family friendly and located right next door to some of the south’s finest restaurants and bars.
Tickets are $15, buy tickets at FranklinImprov.com
Mantra Artisan Ales is hosting a launch party for the release of their newest brew, “Miel de Diamant,” which showcases unique local flavors from Downtown Franklin, in honor of the upcoming Main Street Brewfest. The party, complete with live music and food trucks, will be held Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m at Mantra’s taproom in Franklin.
Partnering with the Downtown Franklin Association, Mantra concocted a Belgian-style Saison pale ale, consisting of butternut squash and sweet potatoes from Delvin Farms, oak staves from Trubee Honey, Tasmanian pepperberries, sweet orange peel and cinnamon from Savory Spice Shop, all dry-hopped over diamonds from Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry. The Main Street beer is appropriately named “Meil de Diamant,” which means “honey diamond.”
There will be 2,000 cans of the limited-edition Meil de Diamant brew available for purchase. The can will feature a QR code for a discounted Brewfest ticket. Tickets for Brewfest will also be for sale during the launch party. The 14th-annual Main Street Brewfest will be held Saturday, March 11. For more details on the Main Street Brewfest and to purchase tickets click here.
Mantra Artisan Ales is located at 216 Noah Dr. in Franklin. For more information about Mantra Artisan Ales, please visit their website at www.mantrabrewing.com.
‘Love is in the Air’ at Williamson County Animal Center. They are celebrating February, the month of love, with a fun public event on Saturday, February 11. Enjoy free puppy kisses, a free cup of coffee and decorate a free pupcake for your pet. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and is sponsored by Three Dog Bakery of Franklin.
All adoptions of adult dogs, cats, and kittens are $14 on Saturday only. The shelter has a full house of lovable pets just waiting for their forever homes. You can view adoptable animals at www.petfinder.com.
Williamson County Animal Center is located at 106 Claude Yates Dr. in Franklin. The shelter is open for adoptions Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. Deposits may be required for pets not already spayed or neutered, and the puppy adoption fee is $85. For additional information, visit www.adoptwcac.org, or call the shelter at (615) 790-5590.
Encores Consignment South will hold their Spring/Summer sale in the former Piggly Wiggly on Columbia Avenue in Franklin beginning this weekend.
Formerly called Encores and More, this consignment event started over 20 years ago in Williamson County. Encores hold two sales each year – one in the spring and one in the fall and the sale location changes throughout the area
The sale is open to the public Feb 11th at 11 am through Feb 18th.
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