To-do list: 7 events to add to your calendar in September and October

The city of Brentwood hosts a family-friendly event featuring safety demonstrations from the Brentwood fire and police departments.

The city of Brentwood hosts a family-friendly event featuring safety demonstrations from the Brentwood fire and police departments.

From Brentwood's 50th birthday bash to the annual Heritage Ball, there is a lot to do in Brentwood and Franklin in the coming weeks.

Learn about fire safety

Sept. 28
The city of Brentwood hosts a family-friendly event featuring safety demonstrations from the Brentwood fire and police departments; a burn house; fire engines; and games for children. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood. 615-371-0170.

Meet local veterans

Oct. 5
Nonprofit organization VetLinx Community Partnership for Veterans hosts VetFest, an event for the community and military families to enjoy live music and learn more about veteran-owned businesses and organizations. The festival will also feature a kids zone, prizes and a raffle. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (admission and parking). Granny White Park, 610 Granny White Park, Brentwood. 1-844-VETLINX.

Support preservation projects at annual black-tie event

Oct. 5
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County hosts the 46th annual Heritage Ball at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park. The ball, Williamson County’s longest-running black-tie event, will benefit the foundation’s work and preservation projects in the area. The ball features dinner, dancing and a cocktail hour as well as live and silent auctions.  6 p.m.-midnight. $450. 1368 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin. 615-591-8500.

Celebrate Brentwood’s 50th anniversary

Oct. 10
The third and final event marking Brentwood’s first 50 years as an incorporated city will be Rendezvous at Ravenswood, an evening of dinner and dancing at one of Brentwood’s most historic sites. The event will feature dinner from Dream Events and Catering as well as live music from Tyrone Smith, also known as Super T, and his 12-piece band. Tickets can be bought online or in person at City Hall. 6 p.m. $125. Ravenswood Mansion at Smith Park, 1825 Wilson Park, Brentwood. 615-371-0060.

Meet with neighbors of all faiths

Oct. 19
The second annual unite Williamson inter-faith prayer breakfast will be held at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park in Franklin. Following the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015, Williamson County-area officials and church leaders began work to bring the residents from all faiths and backgrounds together. The theme of this year's event is "Rooted in Love." 9 a.m. $5, participants are encouraged to reserve seats in advance. 1368 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin.

Cast a ballot on Election Day

Oct. 22
Registered voters in the city of Franklin will cast their ballots for three contested seats on the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Early voting will also be held from Oct. 2-17. Hours and polling locations vary. Free.

See a movie in the park

Oct. 26
The city of Brentwood hosts its annual Fall Movie in the Park. Residents will be able to cast a vote for which movie they would like to see closer to the event date. Food trucks, including Two Thompsons Catering, will be on-site. 7-10 p.m. Free (admission). Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood. 615-371-0060.



Franklin BOMA
Changes to short-term rentals and multifamily districts approved by Franklin BOMA with new zoning ordinance

The ordinance includes changes to short-term vacation rental permitting, the creation of zoning districts for multifamily structures and the creation of a Scenic Corridor Overlay District.

Franklin Mountain Bike Trail
Franklin opens the first phase of a new mountain bike trail to the public

The full course will eventually extend to Liberty Park, according to the city.

The new center offers medical oncology, hematology and breast surgical oncology services. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson Medical Center expands, renames breast health center in Franklin

The center has been renamed for a donor and cancer survivor.

The Merrystem
The Merrystem now open in downtown Franklin

The Merrystem held a grand opening for its downtown store Nov. 22 at 117 5th Ave. N., Franklin.

WCS Henpeck Lane Middle School
New Williamson County middle school to be named from public suggestions

Williamson County Schools is accepting name recommendations from the public for its new middle school.

Party Fowl
Party Fowl to open in Cool Springs this February

The restaurant will serve a variety of hot chicken dishes with five spice levels.

WCS School bos
Williamson County Schools to dismiss students two hours early Dec. 10

Students will be released early to ensure buses can drive routes before dark.

The Harpeth Hotel
The Harpeth Hotel opens in downtown Franklin

The hotel will add 119 rooms and suites to Franklin's historic downtown.

Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company raises over $1 million for United Way of Williamson County

The donation was the first-ever million-dollar charitable campaign for the nonprofit organization in the county.

Nashville Fertility Center opens clinic in Franklin

The clinic opened its Franklin location Nov. 18

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