To-do list: 8 events to check out in June in Franklin, Brentwood

Mosh and nosh at The Factory for BreakFEST

Mosh and nosh at The Factory for BreakFEST

Your ultimate local guide for the month of June

Taste top-notch sliders

June 01
Ten chefs will compete to create the best slider, judged by an award-winning chef at the 2019 Great Slider Showdown. VIP tickets include 10 sliders and two drink tickets for cocktails or craft beer.  General admission ticketholders can try up to six sliders. Proceeds from the event benefit Graceworks Ministries.  4 p.m. Free (children under 12), $39 (general admission tickets), $59 (VIP tickets). Liberty Hall inside The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin.

Mosh and nosh at The Factory for BreakFEST

June 02
BreakFEST is a punk rock and breakfast food festival featuring local eateries. Featured bands include New Found Glory, Microwave, Real Friends, Hawthorne Heights, Jetty Bones, H.A.R.D., Love You Later, Dollskin and The Early November. Food will be available from Frothy Monkey, Honest Coffee Roasters, Five Daughters Bakery, High Brow Coffee & Tea, Tiny Little Donuts, Mojo’s Tacos, Juice Bar Franklin, Triple Crown Bakery and Muletown Coffee. 8 a.m. (doors open), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (show). $38.50. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin.

Ride along the Greenway

June 08
Bike the Harpeth River Greenway at Edwin Warner Park with Walk Bike Nashville. Certified instructors will lead the way on this leisurely ride. Helmets are required. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Free. Edwin Warner Park, Picnic Shelter No. 9, Nashville.

Take a look at the night sky

June 14
Gaze at the stars from the Vanderbilt University Dyer Observatory telescopes in Brentwood. Exhibits in the observatory will also be open. Closed-toe footwear is required. The main floor is handicap-accessible, though telescopes on the second level are not. 9-11 p.m. $5. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood.

Attend Brentfest

June 15
Celebrate Brentwood’s 50th birthday at a festival with live music, food trucks and a beer garden, plus plenty for the kids to do. The kids zone will feature inflatables, games, face painting and more. 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Admission is free. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood.

In His Grip Men’s Invitational Golf Tournament

June 17
Join the men’s golf and spiritual life group In His Grip at The Vanderbilt Legends Club for a modified scramble tournament. Breakfast and lunch is included plus free socks from Swiftwick. 7 a.m. $600 (per foursome). Vanderbilt Legends Club, 1500 Legends Club Lane, Franklin.

Learn about health care

June 18 and 20
Attend Medicare Made Simple, a free educational seminar on options for senior health insurance at the Brentwood Library. 6 p.m. (June 18), 1 p.m. (June 20). Free. Learning Lab, John P. Holt Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood.

Attend a football camp with pro players

June 21
Practice with NFL star Derek Barnett and University of Tennessee standout Kyle Phillips at this free skills camp. The event includes free food, drinks, T-shirts and other giveaways. 10 a.m. Free. John Overton High School, 4820 Franklin Road, Nashville.


people with signs at meeting
Williamson County Schools board extends Superintendent Jason Golden's contract

Superintendent Jason Golden's contract now extends through 2025.

The new marker was unveiled in Pinkerton Park in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Emancipation marker debuts in Pinkerton Park during Juneteenth celebration

New signage displaying the history around emancipation and the freeing of enslaved people was debuted during the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County's Juneteenth celebration.

Caliente Contouring is now open inside Salon Boutique in Cool Springs. (Courtesy Caliente Contouring)
Caliente Contouring now open in Cool Springs

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Officials and members of Legieza's family attended a ceremony June 18 to name a portion of Franklin Road in his honor. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood renames portion of Franklin Road in honor of fallen police officer

One year after his death, the city of Brentwood paid tribute to police officer Destin Legieza by renaming a portion of Franklin Road in his honor.

Community members and city officials held a ceremony for the new street names June 18. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin unveils two street names for Black leaders

Signs for ANC Williams Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue have been placed along the former 3rd Avenue extension near Bicentennial Park.

Developers have announced the next phase of mixed-use center McEwen Northside. (Courtesy McEwen Northside, Northwood Ravin)
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Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Juneteenth in Williamson County: Community groups to host events, place historic marker June 19

Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas.

The Puffy Muffin offers both savory and sweet breakfast options, including French Toast ($12) served with berries and bacon, sausage or ham. (Photos courtesy The Puffy Muffin)
The Puffy Muffin carries 35-year legacy, family recipes in Brentwood

Before The Puffy Muffin found its home inside a large bakery and dining room in Brentwood, it began in the kitchen of Lynda Stone, an avid at-home baker who enjoyed making sourdough bread for friends and family.

Each sauna uses infrared technology.(Courtesy Pure Sweat + Float Studio)
Pure Sweat + Float Studio brings infrared, floatation therapy to Williamson County

The studio offers saunas featuring full-spectrum infrared technology as well as individual floatation pools.

Penn Station East Coast Subs opened in early June. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Penn Station East Coast Subs now open in Franklin

This is the first Franklin location for the company.

Developers have announced the next phase of mixed-use center McEwen Northside. (Courtesy McEwen Northside, Northwood Ravin)
Developers announce next phase of McEwen Northside in Cool Springs

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