Movies, plays and holiday lights: 5 things to do in Williamson County this weekend, Dec. 20-22

Multiple showings of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" will take place at The Factory in Franklin this weekend. (Courtesy Studio Tenn, MA2LA)

Multiple showings of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" will take place at The Factory in Franklin this weekend. (Courtesy Studio Tenn, MA2LA)

Dec. 20-22

Go see the Franktown Christmas lights

Explore a mile-long drive of Christmas lights, take a trip to Santa’s Village and enjoy hot drinks and cookies at Franktown’s second annual Festival of Lights. All proceeds benefit Franktown Open Hearts, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting the success of Franklin’s youth. 6-10 p.m. $25-100. 4215 Long Lane, Franklin.

Dec. 20-22

See a live retelling of "Cinderella"

Studio Tenn will present multiple showings of the Tony-award-winning musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” a contemporary take on the classic fairytale, complete with music from a live orchestra. Showings will take place at the Jamison Theatre at The Factory at Franklin. 7-9:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), 2-4:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $35-90. 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 615-541-8200.

Dec. 20

Make your own candle out of beeswax

Timberland Park will host a candle making class that will cover the life history of bees and provide parents and children with the opportunity to make their own honeycomb candles to take home with them. 2-5 p.m. $2. Timberland Park off of Natchez Trace Parkway, Franklin. 615-232-4154.

Dec. 21

Show children the joy of gardening

Riverbend Nurseries in Franklin will host its monthly Kids Club event, where children are invited to learn about the joys of gardening and playing outdoors. The Kids Club is geared towards children ages 4-7, but all ages are welcome to participate. 10-10:30 a.m. $5. 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin. 615-468-2008.

Dec. 22

See a classic Christmas movie

Watch a film about the value of giving for the holiday season as the Franklin Theatre hosts a screening of the 1946 Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” this Sunday. 4-6:30 p.m. $7 (adults), $6 (youth, seniors and military). Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 615-538-2076.



According to the letter to Franklin residents, the elevated levels are believed to be a result of poor water circulation in that area, and the city began work in mid-February to extend water lines in that region for better circulation. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin Water Management Department finds elevated levels of disinfectant byproducts in small area

While the city is required to report the results of the testing, residents do not need to boil their water or take any other action.

Early voting began Feb. 18 in the 2020 Tennessee primary. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
3.3% of voters in Williamson County cast ballots during early voting as of Feb. 20

Voters have begun turning in their ballots ahead of the March 3 election day.

The Classical Academy of Franklin merges with The Pasture Pre-School

The Classical Academy, a Christian PreK-12 private school, will welcome former students of The Pasture Pre-School.

Franklin Special School District was selected to participate in a grant program to improve school lunches. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Franklin Special School District selected for grant program to improve school meals

The program aims to focus on from-scratch meals instead of processed foods.

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park is now open. (Courtesy Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park)
Urban Air Adventure Park now open in Cool Springs

The recreation center is located on Galleria Boulevard.

Franklin Special School District
Freedom Middle School to honor African American role models

The student award winner will be announced Feb. 28.

Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines to relocate operations center to Williamson County

The airline is expected to bring nearly 350 jobs to the region.

Mainstream Boutique
Women's clothing store Mainstream Boutique opens in Franklin

The women’s boutique offers clothing and accessories marketed towards a broad range of women.

Crumbl Cookies
Crumbl Cookies now open in Franklin

Crumbl Cookies opened in Cool Springs on Feb. 13.

Chick-fil-A to open new Berry Farms location Feb. 19

The fast-food fried chicken eatery offers its signature sandwiches, nuggets, milkshakes, dipping sauces and waffle fries.

Early voting for the March 3 primary election begins Feb. 12 in Williamson County. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Early voting for March primary election begins Feb. 12 in Williamson County

Early voting in Williamson County begins Feb. 12. Here's what to expect.

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