Black Business Mixer. Hosted by Williamson, Inc., the chamber of commerce and office of economic development in Williamson County. Let’s chat about how the Williamson Chamber can work for you and engage with more than 40 black-owned businesses in the area. Light refreshments. Free. Williamson Inc. Office, 5005 Meridian Blvd., Suite 150. Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Register by Oct. 24. Information:


Street Food Thursday

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Robertson County 2017 State of the Schools

The annual State of the Schools lunch and learn event features Director of Schools, Dr. Chris Causey and his leadership team as keynote speakers. Details on their plans for the future and an overview of the recently released test scores will be discussed. Stokes Brown Public Library, 405 White Street, Springfield. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee: $10 Chamber members, $15 general admission. Registration required. Information:

Salon @ 615

Billy Collins will discuss “The Rain in Portugal”, his latest volume of poetry. 6:15 p.m. Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave. Fee: $18, includes copy of book. Information:


Public Affairs Roundtable

A monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Representatives are given a platform to discuss the issues in greater depth with their constituents. Williamson County Administrative Complex Auditorium, 1320 West Main Street, Franklin. 7:15 a.m. networking, 7:30-8:30 a.m. program/taping beings. Fee: No charge for Chamber members and Guests. Open to the general public. Information:

Taste of Nashville 2017

Annual Taste of Nashville fundraising event, hosted by The Phoenix Club of Nashville, celebrating Music City’s love of food. The event will feature bites and drinks from some of Nashville’s top restaurants, breweries, distilleries and pastry chefs. Enjoy more than 30 restaurants and bars, plus the sounds of local band Them Vibes providing live entertainment. All of the proceeds will benefit The Phoenix Club’s growing list of partner organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee and more. Rocketown, 601 4th Ave. S. Fee: $70 general admission, $100 VIP. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Information:


Ghost Tours at Lotz House

Join Margie Thessin on Friday evenings as she shares stories of the Battle of Franklin at the historic Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Avenue. Fee: $20. 14 and younger $10. Tours begin promptly at 6:30. Reservations required. Special tour times can be arranged for groups of six or more. Information:

OCT. 27-28

Tennessee History Trail

This unique timeline program spans 300 years of Tennessee history. Heritage interpreters and historian provide perspectives into the lives of everyday people from the past. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Ziegler’s Fort Road, Gallatin. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $4; children under 10, free. Information: 452-3706


Robertson County Fall Festival

Many free events including, hayrides, jump houses, games, dance party, characters and Truck or Treat. Vendors and Food Trucks. Travis Price Park, 4155 Wilkes Rd., Springfield. For ages 0-13. Information: 384-8160.

OCT. 28-29

Art for Inspiration Fine Art Show and Sale

Free event with live music and original art. More than 30 artists will showcase their work. St. Matthews Church and School, 535 Sneed Road, West, Franklin. Saturday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Information:


Trick or Treat at the Boo-seum

Historic Amqui Station hosts the annual event for children ages 10 and younger. Costumes encouraged but not required. Free family event. 303 Madison Street, Madison. 4-7:30 p.m. Information: