Maury Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Maury County!

1Family of Influence Walking Tour: Columbia and the Polk Family

james k polk home

Saturday, April 13
9am – 10:30am
*Future dates – April 27, May 11 and May 25

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum presents a walking tour of downtown Columbia, TN that features the history of the town told through stories of the Polk family.

Before it was Mule Town USA, what was Columbia like? As some of the earliest residents, the Polk family would help shape the town. Learn about Samuel Polk’s fist fight on the city square, William Polk’s duel and the trees that spelled out “Andrew Jackson.”

This interactive tour will begin and end at the President James K. Polk Home & Museum and takes participants around the downtown area. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours and does not include a tour of the Polk Home itself. Visitors should dress weather appropriate and wear comfortable shoes.

Limited tickets may be available at the door, but participants are encouraged to purchase their tickets ahead of time to ensure their spot on the tour.

Purchase tickets here.

2Buzz into Robotics at the Hidden Bee Farm

robot bug

April 13
10:00am – 1:30pm
Hidden Bee Farm
753 Carters Creek Pike, Columbia

This event is suitable for ages 8 and up (flexible depending on skill level) and will be led by
Zachary Seaton, Geospatial Analyst, Survey Technician, and Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. Among other things, participants will walk through the construction process of a robot bug, from assembly to wiring. Participants can work in small groups or individually with guidance from the instructor and assistants.

Cost: $40 per participant
What to Bring: Lunch and a curious mind

Learn more here.

3Spoken Word Night

spoken word night

Saturday, April 13
2pm – 4pm
Dr. Christa S. Martin Community Center
871 Iron Bridge Road, Columbia

Embrace the power of storytelling as talented artists captivate hearts and minds with their voices. Come, be part of this mesmerizing experience.

For more information: Contact [email protected] or call 931-981-0677

4Spring Garden Festival and Plant Sale

spring garden festival and plant sale

Saturday, April 13
9am – 5pm
The grounds of Williamson County Ag Expo Park – West Side
4215 Long Lane, Franklin

What you can expect at this plant sale:
Beautiful perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, and more
Many plants grown by Master Gardeners
Garden Shed area featuring new and gently used items for your home and garden
UT Plant Diagnostics information
Vendors and Food Trucks
Educational Speakers
Crafts

This is an annual fundraiser for Williamson County Master Gardener Association (WCMGA), a 501c3 organization. The mission of the WCMGA is to provide research-based horticultural education, while promoting environmental stewardship, via community volunteerism delivered by a dedicated and skilled volunteer network. The WCMGA is part of the UT/TSU Williamson County Extension Office. For more information about WCMGA and our projects, please visit our website at wcmga.net.

5Maury County Park Hosts ‘My Friend Earth’ at the Storybook Trail

story book trail april
Photo from Maury County Parks and Rec/Facebook

 

For the month of April
Maury County Park
1018 Maury County Park Dr, Columbia.

Visit the Storybook Trail located along the Nature Trail in Maury County Park for a monthly, seasonal story to enjoy!

The April story is “My Friend Earth” by Patricia MacLachlan. Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain and autumn leaves. She sprinkles whisper-white snow and protects the tiny seeds waiting for spring. Readers of all ages will enjoy the vibrant pages of this spectacular book.

To access the trail: Enter Maury County Park and continue straight on the main park road. Pass the Kids’ Kingdom playground on the right, and continue straight up the hill. Halfway up the hill, there is a trailhead with parking on the right.

The Storybook Trail features storybooks presented on child-height panels, along a short accessible trail to promote adult-child interaction around books and nature in a healthy, outdoor activity. Books are rotated monthly, so there is always a new, seasonal story to enjoy.

 

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