Puppy Jam, Cinco de Meow: 6 things to do in the Franklin and Brentwood area this weekend

There is plenty to do in the Franklin and Brentwood area this weekend, including Cinco de Mayo celebrations, yard sales and much more.

Eat the Street 2019
May 3
Middle Tennessee's top food trucks will converge on Franklin Bicentennial Park Friday evening. The event supports the 21st District Recovery Court. Admission is free, though donations are welcome. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Franklin Bicentennial Park, 400 5th Avenue N., Franklin.

Fieldstone Farms Spring Yard Sale
May 4
The Fieldstone Farms Homeowner's Association is holding a community yard sale with hundreds of homes participating. Event is rain or shine. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Fieldstone Farms, 1530 Lexington Parkway, Franklin.

Cinco de Meow Cat Festival
May 4
Professional cat behaviorist and author Pam Johnson-Bennett will be the featured speaker at this cat festival at the Williamson County Animal Shelter. Booths and vendors will also be in attendance. Free of charge. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Williamson County Animal Shelter, 106 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin. www.adoptwcac.org

Fiesta de Mayo
May 4-5
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mojo's Tacos and the Mockingbird Theater. It is the restaurant's one-year anniversary and specials on margaritas and beer will be available. Live music performances will be going on as well. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. www.mojostacos.com

Enjoy live music while helping combat veterans
May 4
Nonprofit The Joshua Chamberlain Society hosts Songwriters Night at Arrington Vineyards to raise money for injured combat veterans in Middle Tennessee. The event will include dinner and wine tastings throughout the evening. 6:30. $75. Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road., Arrington. jcssong.givesmart.com

2019 PuppyUp Nashville and Puppy Jam
May 5
This family-friendly mile walk is to raise awareness and funds for the field of comparative oncology. Check out the silent auction, meet lots of dogs and browse a selection of pet vendors. Register here. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Global K9 Protection Services, 1836 Old Natchez Trace, Franklin. www.puppyupwalk.org/nashville


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.

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

The next phase of McEwen Northside is expected to be complete in late 2022.

Onyx & Alabaster opened a coffee lounge in downtown Franklin in late May. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Onyx & Alabaster relocates shop, opens coffee lounge in Franklin

The design studio and home market also operates a coffee lounge in Franklin's Public Square.

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has announced multiple historic sites in need of preservation. (Courtesy The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County)
Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announces list of 6 historic sites at risk

The foundation has identified several sites in danger of development or deterioration.

Tours will take place throughout downtown Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The city of Brentwood will rename a portion of Franklin Road in honor of officer Destin Legieza. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Portion of Franklin Road to be renamed in honor of Brentwood officer Destin Legieza

Leigieza was killed in a head-on collision with an impaired driver in June 2020.