BY ALEXANDER WILLIS
This Mother’s Day weekend looks to have a few scattered showers, with the highest chance of rain set for Saturday evening at 80 percent, though nothing worth canceling your weekend plans over.
On the topic of weekend plans, there’s plenty going on around Spring Hill to keep your calendar filled, so grab an umbrella, thank your mother for all her hard work, and enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend with these five events.
Rediscovering the Outdoors – a Wilderness Symposium
Where: Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill, TN 37174
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m,
Rediscovering the Outdoors – a Wilderness Symposium, is a free outdoor adventure series scheduled for this Saturday at the Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, where “hiking guy” Greg Bearden will be taking guests on a nature-walk, breaking down the basics of outdoor survival, and giving out free emergency ponchos to the first 50 guests.
The outdoor adventure series will begin at 9 a.m., and repeat every 30 minutes on the half hour until 12 p.m.
“[Those that would enjoy this] I think is going to be those who, at one time, [had] been an outdoor enthusiast,” said Greg Bearden, one of the instructors at the event. “We’ll be teaching all the basics on how they can enjoy the outdoors, and do it safely. Here in Spring Hill, we have so many people moving in, and they are just bombarded with the traffic thoughts, and going back and forth to work. When they stop and take a breath, that’s what’s getting them back in here, I think.”
“The Secret Garden” Performance
Where: Thompson’s Station Middle School PTO, 2638 Clayton Arnold Road, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Performed by students of Thompson’s Station Middle School, the Thompson’s Station Middle School PTO invites the community to a performance of “The Secret Garden” during its second showing on Saturday evening.
Tickets are $12 at the door, with concessions being sold during the performance’s intermission. All proceeds from the event will go towards further funding and supporting the theatre program at Thompson’s Station Middle School.
First published in 1911, The Secret Garden is a novel by British novelist and playwright Frances Burnett, who would later move to Tennessee, just outside of Knoxville after the American Civil War.
Free Car Wash for Moms
Where: Stop Wash & Roll, 4878 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174
When: Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Stop Wash & Roll, a car wash in Spring Hill will be offering all moms a free car wash this mother’s day on Sunday.
Interested moms need only drive through the cashier window to redeem their free basic wash. Proof of momship not required.
Puppy Frisbee Practice
Where: Fresh Canine Training, 3660 Bear Creek Road, Thompson’s Station, 37179
When: Saturday, 10 a.m.
Fresh Canine Training will be hosting a free, casual open field toss and fetch practice this Saturday, where puppy lovers of all sorts can come out to practice the basics of frisbee fetch.
Fresh Canine Training hosts a Toss and Fetch League, and in the spirit of generating more interest in the league, has decided to start hosting these free events every Saturday through June 1.
The class is described as “very beginner friendly,” and features a fully-enclosed fence for dogs of all breeds and ages to practice their frisbee fetch. Children are also welcome to the event.
Live Music at Sidelines with Carters Creek South
Where: Sidelines Grill, 3011 Longford Drive, Spring Hill, TN 37174
When: Saturday, 7 – 10 p.m.
Sidelines Grill in Spring Hill will be featuring live music Saturday night by the way of Carter’s Creek, a country rock musical duo formed in Franklin.
With Shannon McCue on vocals and Ryan Sauls on vocals and guitar, the duo formed after discovering a shared love of traditional country music, and perform at private parties and venues all across Middle Tennessee.
There is no cover charge for the event, though some appetizers or a cool drink may help improve the experience.