December may very well be one of the best months for free family events, which is great since the end of the month proves very, very expensive for most. The governor is inviting folks in to tour the Tennessee Residence, which will be decorated for the holidays. Franklin will be putting on th…
The kids will be home from school for multiple days this week, and you’ll be ready to get out and enjoy each other not in your house. You’d think there’d be a lull in the free and cheap scene this week, but there’s plenty to choose from this long Thanksgiving weekend: Get out for a run befor…
As these days get dark and the weather turns cold, this next week brings some opportunities to stay toasty. In light of Thanksgiving, there’s the chance to see the film "Gather" at the public library, and a meteor shower viewing tied to a thankfulness-themed bonfire. There’s also the chance …
We know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but this week brings the chance to get into the holiday spirit a little early. Is it too much to start shopping? To see Christmas lights? To take the kids to see Ol’ Saint Nick? We happen to think it’s never too early for anything that brings you joy.
The 21st District Recovery Court hosted their 11th Annual Community Breakfast on Monday which honored recently retired Williamson County Circuit Judge James G. Martin with the Gayle Moyer Harris award.
The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee held their inaugural Skeleton Gala fundraiser on Oct. 29 which drew more than 250 attendees.
The costumes have all been put away, and hopefully the sugar highs from Halloween have come down by now. Now it’s time to save a little cash and find some free post-Halloween fun.
The Town of Nolensville honored the late former Mayor of Nolensville Jimmy Alexander on Sunday with a bridge dedication that drew dozens of community members.
It's spooky season, and there’s no shortage of Halloween festivities to take part in with the goblins and ghouls. Get out and take in all that is PumpkinFest in Franklin along with thousands of other festival goers. Or check out a couple free creepy movie screenings at a plant sale or brewer…
As the leaves begin to change and turn even the shortest drive into a hunt for beautiful colors, there are several opportunities to enjoy the fall season. Take the family out to learn about the state’s landscapes, go to Shelby Park to see the leaves in person or learn more about the science …
Things are getting spooky around Middle Tennessee. In addition to the pricey pumpkin farms that we know you’ll frequent this month, there are some free and cheap options lurking around the corner.
It’s officially October, which means the beginning of true fall and, of course, the beginning of hockey season. In this week’s installment, you can watch the Preds downtown on a big screen, take the kids to a bilingual storytime or take the family to a festival that pays homage to all of the…
We’re starting to see words like craft and apple and pumpkin in the listings for activities with the family, and that’s reflected in this week’s batch of cheap fun:
The lovely shock of cooler weather a couple days this week, along with the actual first day of fall, is coming alongside some chances to engage in fall fun with the family: In this week’s installment, you can plan a night away from the kids at a Parents Night Out, check out a family church c…
The Nolensville Historical Society will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, Sept. 24 to benefit the continued restoration of the historic Morton-Brittain House.
Nolensville resident Elveta Cooper (classes of 1996 and 2000) has been awarded the Middle Tennessee State University True Blue Citations of Distinction for Service to the Community for 2022-23.
The end of September is approaching quickly, and the cooler temps are making going outside more bearable. This week we are featuring a little of the indoor and out: You can go dance at the Nashville Ballet at a free class, celebrate Hispanic culture at the Adventure Science Center or relax o…
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking the public's input on future funding for the county's various recreation facilities.
September is absolutely packed with family-friendly events in the Middle Tennessee area. And it’s a wide spectrum in this week’s edition of Five Free and Cheap things: You can check out art for a good cause at Starry Night, learn some karate at a free workshop or take the whole family for an…
The 2022 Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival is just weeks away, and they are still seeking volunteers to help make this year's event a success.
Battle Ground Academy is inviting members of the community to attend its upcoming parenting event and book talk Monday, Sept. 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Sondra Morris and Robert N. Moore, Jr. ’52 Center for Arts and Entrepreneurship Theater.
The League of Women Voters of Williamson County will host Fairview High School teacher Kevin Sizemore during its September meeting, who will discuss student's ongoing education in the growing field of mechatronics.
September’s FrankTalks will take a look at community initiatives when the Franklin Tomorrow event is held next Monday at 9 a.m.
Fall brings lots of chances for fun in the Middle Tennessee area. From a fest at a spooky old mansion to a geocaching expedition to the chance to check out some cool heavy machinery, there’s plenty for the family to get into.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County recently held the Heritage Ball Patron Party at the home of Debbie and Michael W. Smith where the organization announced annual winners in three different categories.
To kick off the Halloween season early, the Lotz House is offering evening Ghost Tours of the house on Friday and most Saturday nights beginning Sept. 2 through October.
Crime Stoppers of Williamson County is inviting students in grades 9-12 throughout Williamson County to participate in a logo design competition.
The Franklin Light Opera Company will present its opening production for the 2022-23 season Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center.
Hundreds of Nolensville community members lined the greenway on Wednesday to celebrate the return of the Nolensville Little League team from the 2022 Little League World Series where they placed fourth overall and reached the American bracket championship.
After spending years upon years of photographing birds and learning about all the species on a daily basis, Leipers Fork resident Nathan Collie has just released his latest book that includes photos of 172 different birds and all the details that describe them.
A Lifetime movie is being filmed at CityPark Brentwood this week.The public is invited to watch the filming, and some extras are needed.
Two renowned historians will serve as guest speakers at Friday’s monthly Porch Talks hosted by the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County.
Country music artist Phil Vassar will be the headline performer for the 11th annual Porchfest music festival at Westhaven Saturday, Oct. 1.
Considering the Factory at Franklin’s history dates back to 1929 and the 10-building campus is now seen as an important landmark in Williamson County, its owners are uncovering a number of artifacts as renovations continue.
As we move towards Labor Day, there is a noticeable difference in the amount of daylight in the evenings and as the temperatures and humidity start to become milder, spending time outside is about to become much more enjoyable!
It’s said that you can learn something about a person by examining their bookshelves, noting the authors and the topics of interest. If that’s true, then you can probably learn even more about a writer by looking at his bookshelves.
Family and friends of Franklin Police Lt. Scott Legieza are raising money to help the officer after he suffered a "significant heart attack" while on his honeymoon.
A daily newsletter to which I subscribe poses a question to readers at the end of each installment, sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical and sometimes mundane.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has opened its History & Culture Center for private event rental use and has hired someone to specifically facilitate those rentals.
The Harpeth Hotel in downtown Franklin recently announced a songwriter’s round featuring Hall of Fame writer Roger Murrah on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 7-9 p.m.
Seventeen-year-old Brentwood High School student Mia Morris performed again on America’s Got Talent's semifinals episode on Tuesday, where she received mixed reviews but showcased her range of talents.