Photo courtesy of Columbia Farmers’ Fresh Market
By ALEXANDER WILLIS
With graduations behind most Spring Hill residents and their families, many might be at a loss for what to do to keep busy this summer. Summer jobs, vacatations, or even lounging around the house are all possible solutions, but why not spend the first weekend of summer vacation in style?
Whether it be by fishing with local firefighters at the Tennessee Children’s Home, or bringing the entire family out to Riverwalk Park for a free showing of The Incredibles 2, here are four great activities to kick off many residents’ first weekend of their summer vacation.
Fish with a Firefighter
Where: Tennessee Children’s Home, 3375 Kedron Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The nonprofit organization Union Sportsmen’s Alliance will be hosting a free community event this Saturday where youth will get the chance to fish with local firefighters. Space is limited to the first 100 kids, with those interested encouraged to to register as soon as possible.
Participating kids receive a free rod and reel courtesy of Pure Fishing Inc., as well as game calls courtesy of Plano Synergy. Local union volunteers will also provide youth with instruction and assistance, with a free picnic-style lunch provided at the end of the event.
Those interested in signing up for the community event are encouraged to contact either Cody Campbell or Rob Stroede, both with Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, who can be reached at Codyc@unionsportsmen.org and Roberts@unionsportsmen.org, respectively.
Columbia Farmers’ Fresh Market Grand Opening
Where: Riverwalk Drive, Columbia, TN 38401
When: Saturday, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Columbia’s seasonal farmer’s market will see its grand opening kick off this weekend on Riverwalk Drive, just off of Riverwalk Park.
With Maury County’s extensive number of farms, the market sees plenty of freshly-made jams, home-fed meats and thousands of hand-picked fruits and vegetables every season from the likes of Satterwhite Farm, Pig & Leaf Farm and Liberty Trace Farm, among others.
The market will continue after its grand opening on Saturday on a weekly basis until it concludes for the season in late October.
Alice in N.Y.C.
Where: Concordia Arts Academy, 4615 Thompsons Ridge Road, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179 (near Heritage Elementary)
When: Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The Concordia Arts Academy will be showing a performance of Alice in N.Y.C this weekend with multiple showings, with spaces limited.
An original musical written by Kate Butler and Debbie Owen, Alice in N.Y.C. is described as a “modern day musical” that pits Alice from Alice in Wonderland in modern day New York City.
Movies in the Park
Where: Riverwalk Park, 102 Riverside Drive, Columbia, TN 38401
When: Saturday, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Organized by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, Movies in the Park is a free family event that sees interested families gather together at Riverwalk Park to watch some of the latest family-friendly films.
Saturday’s film will be The Incredibles 2, which debuted in theaters last summer to mostly positive reception from fans and critics. The event will continue with multiple movie showings throughout the summer, with such other films being The Lego Movie 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ralph Breaks the Internet. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, or whatever they need to watch the movie comfortably.
For more information on upcoming showings, click here to view the event’s Facebook page.