Brentwood 50th Birthday parade, spring cleaning: 5 things to do near Franklin and Brentwood this weekend

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This weekend marks the first of Brentwood’s 50th anniversary celebrations and also includes several community events.

Take an extended tour of Carnton Plantation
April 12

Learn about the battle of Franklin, the plantation’s history as a field hospital and the McGavock family on a comprehensive 90-minute walking tour of the property. Not recommended for children under 10 or those with limited mobility. Arrive 15 minutes early. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $25. 1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. 615-791-1861. www.boft.org/carnton

See Brentwood’s 50th Birthday Parade
April 13

Residents, local businesses and civic groups will parade around Brentwood as part of the festivities for Brentwood’s 50th birthday. The theme is “Show Us What Makes Brentwood Golden.” Free of charge. Parade begins on Virginia Way in Maryland Farms, Brentwood. Begins 2 p.m. www.brentwoodtn50.com

Start your spring cleaning
April 13

Bring items too big for your trash can to Granny White Park. The Brentwood Public Works Department is providing disposal locations for items such as appliances, furniture and exercise equipment. See website for acceptable and unacceptable items. Free of charge. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 610 Granny White Park, Brentwood. www.brentwoodtn.gov

Donate food and see a movie
April 14

Support local food banks by donating canned foods, peanut butter or cereal to the Franklin Theater. See Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse or The Upside while there. Proceeds from popcorn sales also benefit local food banks. Tickets $9/adult, $8/senior, youth or military. 615-538-2076. www.franklintheater.com

Support Boy Scouts with Christian jazz music
April 14

The DSD Jazz Quartet is playing at Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church to help send Boy Scouts Troop 621 to Washington, D.C. Dinner is included. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. $15. 5891 Nolensville Pike, Nashville. 615-519-5924. www.lpmbc.org

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