Saturday, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure takes place in Brentwood. Race Village opens at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The fundraising goal this year is $600,000, and so far they’re at about 45 percent with just over $267,000 raised.
The Race for the Cure is Komen’s largest annual fundraiser and brings in nearly $1 million for local screenings, treatment and education. Each year the Race brings more than 20,000 people to Maryland Farms including competitive runners, families, survivors, co-survivors, researchers and physicians.
The course includes a 5K as well as a 1K fun run/walk. There are also family activities like corn hole, princess pictures, hula hooping, Zumba and face painting.
100 percent of the net proceeds are allocated to the Susan G. Komen mission and 75 percent stays in the community to fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment.
A Vintage Affair’s Grape Stomp will be back again this year at O’More College of Design on Saturday,October 1st from 2pm-6pm.
Whether you stomp or not, all of the proceeds to help great causes in Williamson County. Currently, A Vintage Affair supports Adult Learning Center, Williamson Medical Center, High Hopes Development Center, Davis House, Bridges Domestic Violence Center, Franklin Firefighters Toy and Clothing Drive and My Friend’s House. Tickets are available for purchase at the door for just $50.
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival began a four-night run of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” on Thursday at Academy Park in Franklin. The performance is the Festival’s first-ever appearance in Franklin.
“The Comedy of Errors” will be performed Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 2. General admission is open to the public, with a $10 per person donation suggested. Royal Packages are available for $60 for those seeking the ultimate VIP experience. This package is the festival’s signature fundraiser and includes reserved parking, prime seating, Puckett’s Catering boxed picnic dinner and personal welcome from the Nashville Shakespeare Festival staff.
Talking Shakespeare begins at 6 p.m., pre-show entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. with the featured performance at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics. Food trucks and bleacher seating also will be available.
Spring Hill’s annual Country Ham Festival returns this Saturday, Oct. 1, with organizers having worked since New Year’s Day to bring it all together. Admission to the event is free, although organizers are encouraging attendees to bring along three cans of food to donate to The Family Center of Columbia. In return, donors get entered into a drawing for a full country ham. The Country Ham Festival will be held on the grounds of the Tennessee Children’s Home from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1
As fall gets under way in Spring Hill, area runners are looking forward to the Grey Ghost 5K this Saturday, Oct. 1.
Proceeds of the Grey Ghost 5K and Goblin Gallop go to an organization called Partner 4 Parks, who will then route the funds to various local projects, whether its for renovations or entirely new park features.
For instance, money raised through the Grey Ghost 5K helped pay for the splash pad at Port Royal Park. The funds helped add new equipment at Thompson’s Station Park and the new track at Longview was also made possible through the funds raised at the Grey Ghost 5K that went to Partners 4 Parks nonprofit.
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