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Springtime in #WilCo

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Spring weather is finally here! I know I’m new to the area and you may be saying “Amy, we will still get frosty mornings and cold fronts before we can officially welcome spring.” And to that I say, stop raining on my parade and let me wear my flip flops.

So in honor of this early warm-ish weather, I present to you a SPRING theme for this week’s #WilCo happenings!

STARDUST DRIVE-IN THEATRE

This weekend marks the beginning of the Stardust Drive-In season! I have heard about this place and I have to say I am SO EXCITED to check this spot out! Short of drinking a bottled coca cola while watching a Yankees game and eating a hot dog, there is nothing more “Americana” than a drive-in movie. Also, where else can you see TWO movies for $8.50. You can stop by their concession stand of course, OR, you can bring your own food for a charge of $6.00 – which is a pretty cool concept and totally worth me begging my husband to grab a Pizza on our way to Stardust!

PAWS FOR A CAUSE 5K RUN 

Since it’s finally nice outside, we can start being more active outdoors! Head to Charlie Daniels Park in Mount Juliet on Saturday, March 3rd for the “Paws For A Cause” 5K race benefiting the New Leash on Life organization! The race is sponsored by Tito’s Vodka and registration includes all sorts of fun goodies (t-shirt, medal, race photos, and other fun items!) After the 5K, there is a post-race party at the Corner Pub – and get this, the whole event is DOG FRIENDLY! So register HERE and bring your furry friend with you (your dog of course, not your friend who still hasn’t prepared for wearing shorts after the winter months…)

LONG HUNTER STATE PARK SPRING HIKING TOUR

On Sunday, March 4th at 1:00PM, head to Long Hunter State Park for their Spring Hiking Tour. The hiking tour will include a one-mile hike along the inland trail and will be Ranger-led. Leashed pets are permitted, so bring the whole family. You will turn onto the third road (on the right) after turning into the park to meet the Ranger and fellow hikers! For more information and to register, click HERE.

WEED WRANGLE AT CEDARS OF LEBANON STATE PARK

A nation-wide initiative called “Weed Wrangle” is a program where volunteers from the community gather in public parks to help eradicate exotic, invasive plants in preparation for the spring and summer seasons. So come to Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Saturday, March 3rd from 9AM – 1PM to help us wrangle those weeds! This is a great way to give back to the community, and if you have any kiddos, bring them to help too! To register for the event, click HERE.

HORESBACK RIDING AT JURO STABLES

I’m not a “country girl” by any stretch of the imagination, but I LOVE horseback riding! One of my favorite memories from visiting Ireland was riding horseback through Killarney National Park. I believe horseback riding is a MUST when visiting a new area, as it is a fun way to get a sense of the natural beauty of a destination. So definitely check out Juro Stables when you are visiting #WilCo. Juro Stables is located in Mt. Juliet, and they offer group trail rides as well as private rides and lessons. For more information or to reserve your ride, call (615) 773-7433.

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