To-do list: local events to check out in late August and September

Catering to fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Legos, Marvel, DC, Dr. Who and more, the annual Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention will be held at the Williamson County Expo Park.

Catering to fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Legos, Marvel, DC, Dr. Who and more, the annual Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention will be held at the Williamson County Expo Park.

Your ultimate local guide for the months of August and September


See ‘Mamma Mia!’ at The Factory


 

Aug. 22-Sept. 08
Studio Tenn kicks off its 2019-20 season with a musical comedy featuring hit music from ABBA. Showtimes are available Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Times vary by date. $30-$85. Jamison Theater inside The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin.  615-541-8200. www.studiotenn.com





Learn from a local CEO


Aug. 29
Williamson Inc. in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management hosts a conversation with area CEOs and business leaders. 7:30-9 a.m. Free. Williamson Inc., 5005 Meridian Blvd., Ste. 150, Franklin. www.williamsonchamber.com





Run to help community health care


Sept. 2
The Franklin Classic returns with a variety of races and fun runs to benefit Mercy Community Healthcare, a primary health care provider that works with uninsured and underinsured patients. The event will include a 5K, 10K, 15K and 1K kids run. 6:15 a.m. $15-$60. Registration available outside of Franklin City Hall, 109 Third Ave. S., Franklin. www.mercytn.org





Educational symposium


Sept. 12-14
The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation hosts an event exploring the relationships between Native Americans and African Americans, including their ties to Franklin. $125. 115 2nd Ave. S., Franklin. www.hfmhfoundation.org/crossroads





Hunt for antiques, fun finds


Sept. 13-15
Local nonprofit Friends of the Fork Inc. hosts The Hunt, a community antique, artisan and mercantile show featuring local vendors, food trucks and shopping. Noon-7 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.). $5 (admission). 4132 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin. www.friendsofthefork.com





Celebrate fandoms at ICCC


Sept. 13-15
Catering to fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Legos, Marvel, DC, Dr. Who and more, the annual Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention will be held at the Williamson County Expo Park and features guest panels, autograph sessions, vendor booths and game tournaments. 3-8 p.m. (Fri., VIP only), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). Tickets range from $10 for child entry to $40-$250 for adults. 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. 615-994-0099. www.iccollectorsconvention.com





Live Music at Franklin Theatre


419 Main St., Franklin
615-538-2076
www.franklintheatre.com

September
06 Mike Farris, 8 p.m.
07 Jim Caruso’s Cast Party with Billy Stritch, 8 p.m.
14 Darrell Scott, 8 p.m.
18-19 Rodney Crowell: The Texas Tour, 8 p.m.
20 Jimmy Webb-The Glen Campbell Years, 8 p.m.


By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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