Our city is grieving and mourning the devastating loss of friends, homes, businesses. However, we are stronger together and working together to rebuild our city. Here are some ways to stay up to date with be a part of the tornado relief efforts.
I’m joining with a few other moms to create Kid Care Packages . Please consider helping us collect these items to share with local children impacted by the tornado. Drop off will be at Draper James in 12th South this Friday-Sunday. You can shop our list directly from Amazon or purchase.
Another way to help rebuild our town is by getting out and supporting the local businesses, events and restaurants. Here are a few things happening this weekend
- Saturday, March 7th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Join us for the Grand Opening of the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden on March 7, 2020! The garden opening coincides with the start of our annual Cheekwood in Bloom spring festival featuring over 150,000 blooms spreading color throughout the estate. We will also be kicking off our expanded pre-kindergarten program, Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday. Come out for family art and garden activities, storytime, and more from 10 AM – 2 PM. The new two-acre Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden brings a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience to Cheekwood. Blending art with nature, the Children’s Garden will be an interactive and educational outdoor experience that celebrates Cheekwood’s legacy and identity through play and discovery. Designed with families in mind, visitors can explore private garden rooms, secret nooks, hidden spaces and water features, including a Turtle Pond, Wishing Well, Art Studio, Labyrinth, and Adventure Walk designed especially for toddlers with a Tea House, Story Tree, Fairy Garden and more! *Stay tunes for Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts on-site
- Every Saturday
- Plaza Mariachi
- Art, story time, music, dancing and kid friendly activities.
- Sunday, March 8th from 7 to 9 p.m.
- Cool Springs Galleria
- The 18th annual Taste of Williamson, presented by Nissan, is a favorite of the local and regional community, featuring the area’s best food and beverages. CoolSprings Galleria hosts this food sampling event, where ticket holders meet chefs, sip a favorite beverage, taste restaurant offerings, and enjoy musical entertainment as they stroll from station to station. Event proceeds benefit United Way of Greater Nashville and our partner agencies. United, we envision a community where every person– no matter their background, circumstance, or zip code– has an equal chance of a better life and bright future. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are well.
- Thursday, March 5th through Sunday, March 8th
- Williamson Ag Expo Center
- Each spring, the Nashville Kennel Club and the Tullahoma Kennel Club work together to host a four all- breed dog shows over the course of four days. Know as the Country Music Cluster, this well-attended show offers health clinics, multiple vendors, more than 2,000 dogs and a variety of dog-related events. The 2020 Country Music Cluster is March 5-8, 2020 at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane in Franklin, TN. Admission is free; there is a nominal parking charge.
- Various dates through March 14th
- Nashville Public Library
- Join Duke Ellington, the great master of Jazz as he takes us on a musical journey with puppets of all sorts in this special presentation produced by the Nashville Jazz Workshop in cooperation with Wishing Chair Productions. Recommended for ages 2-8 but all are welcome.
Stories from the Heart will be held at the Loveless Barn on April 26th at 6:00 pm. The event will help Faithfully Restored gain the support necessary to further our mission while also promoting organ donation. Jamie Heard serves as the Executive Director of Faithfully Restored. When her son, William, passed away in December 2015, the family was presented with the option of organ donation. William’s heart was matched to an eighteen-month-old girl from Chicago named Ava. At the event, Amie, Ava’s mom, and Jamie will sit down with Elisabeth Hasselbeck to share the donor and recipient sides of organ donation.
In addition, guests will be treated to three of Nashville’s most talented and accomplished songwriters. Luke Laird, Lee Thomas Miller and Jordan Reynolds will be performing a few of their hit songs and sharing the stories behind them.
Loveless’s famous biscuit bar and dessert will be provided. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. It will be a night full of inspirational stories and incredible entertainment. We hope to see you there!
Grab your ticket here!