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. www.brentwoodtn.gov





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. www.vetlinx.org





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. www.williamsonheritage.org





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. www.brentwoodtn50.org





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. www.unitewilliamson.com





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. www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov





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. www.brentwoodtn.gov


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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