by Jenni Barnett
on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 10:45am.
November is a great time to enjoy time with your family and friends, eat a great meal or two (or more!), and gear up for the holiday season. There’s a lot going on this November to keep you busy, but many events have the wonderful opportunity of also letting you give back to your community. Take some time this month to reflect on what you’re grateful for and give back when you can!
Storytellers in period dress tell chilling tales of Sumner County’s history and folklore. This tradition has been apart of Gallatin’s community calendar since 2005 and is a family-friendly event. This will be a great event for those who didn’t get enough ghost stories at Halloween.
Benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Wine Down Main Street is a fun opportunity to support a good cause! Enjoy 170 different wines, food from 30 regional vendors, plus live music on the square. It’s a great way to meet new people and the event has been voted number one fundraising event in Williamson County ten years in a row.
Visit the mansion for a special after-hours tour by candlelight. Guests will also get the chance to visit with Santa, sample wine from the on-site winery, do some holiday shopping, listen to carolers, and create one of a kind crafts. It’s a free event and perfect for the whole family! All proceeds benefit the historic home.
Shop from over 260 merchants from 25 states for gifts, clothing, artwork, home decor, and more. The event is one of the largest Christmas shopping opportunities in town and benefits the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club charities.
November 11: Brunch and Bid Courtyard by Marriott | Mt. Juliet
Parks in Mt. Juliet is hosting the 17th Annual Brunch and Bid, a silent and live auction event benefiting the Tennessee School for the Blind. Students will be on hand for a special choral performance, and of course, brunch will be provided! This is an annual favorite for Parks staff and agents and is a great opportunity to gather those in the real estate and Mt. Juliet community.
Get a jump on your Christmas shopping by visiting this fun holiday marketplace. Local businesses and artisans will be on hand to showcase their goods, and the event benefits aMuse’um Children’s Museum.
Get a peek inside the homes of some of Lynchburg’s longest and most prominent residents. Many of the homes are historic and will be dressed for the holidays. Proceeds benefit the Lynchburg Old Jail Museum.
The City of Clarksville puts on a great holiday light display featuring over two million sparkling lights. The display will stay up through January 2nd, but join for the Grand Opening to be among the first to stroll through the lights along the Cumberland River.
Work up an appetite before you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal by running an 8k/8 mile marathon through Shelby Bottoms Greenway. The marathon supports the Tennessee Chapter of the ALS Association. This is a fun Nashville #TurkeyTradition and it has spread to Memphis and Chattanooga too, so there’s no excuse for being skipping out if you’re visiting family across Tennessee.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. See what organizations you can help by visiting the Giving Tuesday Website.