ROUNDUP: Brentfest, Juneteenth, Father’s Day among weekend happenings in and around Brentwood


ROUNDUP: Brentfest, Juneteenth, Father’s Day among weekend happenings in and around Brentwood

By RACHAEL LONG / Crockett Park photo courtesy of the city of Brentwood.

Brentwood’s weekend forecast by the National Weather Service projects mostly sunny skies Saturday morning and a low of 71 degrees that evening. Sunday, on the other hand, may see showers and thunderstorms with a 60% chance of precipitation that night.

Friday Night — Partly cloudy, with a low around 62 degrees. South winds of 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Saturday — Mostly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees. South southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour.

Saturday Night — Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71 degrees. South winds of 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

Sunday — A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees. Southwest winds are projected around 10 miles per hour.

Sunday Night — Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70 degrees. South southwest winds of 5 to 10 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

June 2019 Telescope Night

Where: Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027

When: Friday, June 14: 9 p.m. — 11 p.m.

The Dyer Observatory telescopes will be set up during Second Friday Telescope Night for  gazing (weather permitting). The observatory will be open for viewing exhibits and speaking with astronomers. The format is “open house” so you may arrive and depart any time during the event. There will not be a formal talk or program on these nights unless otherwise noted. The event is suggested for ages 8 and up.

Juneteenth Celebration

Where: McLemore House Museum, 446 11th Avenue North, Franklin, TN

When: Saturday, June 15: 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.

The African American Heritage Society will be hosting its 15th annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, at the McLemore House Museum.

Juneteenth is a celebration from slavery to freedom that began in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, and the African American Heritage Society has done its part to recognize that special day since it organized Williamson County’s first Juneteenth in 2005.

Brentfest — Free community music festival

Where: Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood, TN 37027

When: Saturday, June 15: 3 p.m. — 10 p.m.

The city of Brentwood will celebrate 50 years since its incorporation Saturday with live music, food trucks, a beer garden and more at Crockett Park. The musical lineup includes Tim Akers and the Smoking Section, Rock and Roll Pianos, Guilty Pleasures and Conner Smith. For more information on Brentfest, visit the city’s website here.

Father’s Day Brunch

Where: Mere Bulles Restaurant, 5201 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027

When: Sunday, June 16: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Mere Bulles Restaurant is hosting a Father’s Day brunch on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a brunch buffet with classics like the omelet station and chocolate fountain, as well as special offerings like a shrimp cocktail and shrimp and grits. To make reservations, call (615) 467-1945.

Boiling Spring Academy

Where: Primm Historic Park, Brentwood, TN 37027

When: Sunday, May 16: 2 p.m. — 4 p.m.

The doors of Brentwood’s historic schoolhouse will be open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. During that time, volunteers will be present to educate people about the site, including the American Indian burial mounds next to the school. Visit the Boiling Spring Academy and relive a school day from 1841.

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