This weekend is another venture to the outdoors, with the festivities and fun including ways to help raise money and food for several good causes.
An honorable mention should go to today being the start of early voting in Tennessee. So come down to the Maury County Election Commission, located at 1207 Tradewinds Drive, this weekend and cast your vote!
1. Wash 4 a Cause
benefits The Well
Start your Saturday by giving the car a clean wash, while also raising money for The Well food pantry in Spring Hill.
Washtopia, located at 4878 Port Royal Road, will host Wash 4 a Cause Day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, with 50% of all single wash purchases donated to The Well’s food budget.
This event is also a food drive with food donations being collected from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also be sure to take advantage of the wash facility’s free vacuum stations, microfiber towels and window cleaners.
The Beach Company Chill shaved ice truck will also be parked next to The Well’s food drop-off spot, also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the event of rain, the Wash 4 a Cause drive will be rescheduled the following Saturday, July 25.
2. Flat Rock Farms salutes the troops
Take just a short drive out to Flat Rock Rock Farms in Lewisburg this Saturday for a special outdoor concert event, which will not only be tons of fun, but benefits local veterans.
The scenic Flat Rock Farms, located at 1190 W. Ellington Parkway, is the setting of the weekly Thirsty Thursdays, which just started about a week ago and features live music every week, along with a bar, food trucks and more. Saturday’s event looks to be in the same vein, but with something a little more.
Shelby Lee Lowe will bring his Blackberry Trail Tour as the show’s featured artist, starting at 5:30 p.m. Taproot Public House Catering will provide food, as well as beer from Columbia’s own Asgard Brewing Co. & Taproom. There will also be cornhole games set up and lots of specialty vendors to browse and shop.
There is a $5 cover to attend, and 10% percent of all sales proceeds will be donated to the Marshall County Veterans Outreach Program. Gates are scheduled to open at 2 p.m.
Call (615) 815-5326 for more information.
3. Game Changers open workout
Have a kid who wants to play sports, but can’t go to the usual summer ball camps and team leagues due to COVID-19?
Tennessee Game Changers Youth Football will host open workouts for all kids ages 6-14 this Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Park.
Cost is $15 per child and spots may be reserved by contacting Quantel English at (615) 919-4575. In case you can’t make it this week, workouts will continue every Sunday at Riverwalk Park on a weekly basis.
Due to social distancing guidelines, all participants are asked to bring their own towel and bottled water. Participants should also dress in a T-shirt, shorts and cleats.
4. Race for Vets at Maury County Park
There’s nothing like the excitement of hearing those engines rev up at the racetrack, especially in the South.
This Saturday will see many racers come out to Maury County Park for the first-ever Race For Vets presented by the 1775 Racing Foundation, along with Law Tigers and Crusty Grunt Cycles of Spring Hill.
The races will consist of multiple classes, from amateur to pro riders, youth, minibike and vintage bikes.
The gates will open at 9 a.m., with signups at 11 a.m. Practice runs will start at 1 p.m., followed by heats at 3 p.m. and the main races at 5 p.m.
There is a $30 entry fee per class, with kids under 7 racing for free. Spectators will pay a $15 gate fee, with children ages 10 and under getting in for free. There will also be cash prizes, trophies and even a chance to win a $500 gift card to Crusty Grunt Cycles, located at 3710 John Lunn Road.
Proceeds from the race will benefit local Tennessee veterans.
For more information, call (615) 969-8412.
5. Live entertainment
Grab a bite and hear some good tunes this weekend as Columbia’s local venues welcome live bands to the stage. There will also be some pretty tasty food trucks that’ll pop up around town.
◆ Drake Freeman will be the featured artist at Puckett’s this weekend, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Call (931) 490-4550 to make reservations.
◆ The Nicholls Brothers at Bad Idea Brewing starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Mostarda food truck will be set up in the outdoor beer garden from 4-8 p.m.
◆ Bethany Trainor at Asgard Brewing Co. & Taproom starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, with Brick and Motor food truck set up starting at 3 p.m. If you happen to be in historic downtown Lynnville on Saturday, Trainor will also be performing from 2-4 p.m. as part of the Blackberry Festival.
◆ Blues/rock group the Aaron Sizemore Band at Bad Idea Brewing starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with Rizo’s Mexican Taco Shop serving up food starting at 4 p.m.
◆ If you take your blues with a tiki stage, then check out Tim Turner Band outdoors at The Rebel Bar & Grill, located at 307 Riverside Drive, starting at 7:30 p.m., Saturday.
◆ Rayla Ray Band will perform at The Boondox, located at 3543 Highway 431, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Boondox will also hist its weekly cornhole tournament starting at 7 p.m. Friday.
◆ Davis Drive Band will be out on the patio at Tuck’s Place, located at 102 Depot St., starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.
◆ Common Ground will be at The Rebel Bar & Grill as part of its “Sunday Runday” starting at 4 p.m.
Jay Powell covers entertainment for The Daily Herald. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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