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Nashville things to do: Heritage Day in Granville, plus furniture and book sales – Tennessean


If you feel like getting out, this could be a good weekend to grab your mask and head out for some shopping and maybe a day trip, too. 

Heritage Day in Granville

The 22nd annual Historic Granville Heritage Day is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with a full day of activities.

The $5 admission fee (free for those under 6) includes the Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, magician Roger Reeves, a pioneer village and craft fair, fiddle contest, a ventriloquist, Mayberry/I Love Lucy museum and Homestead tours, an antique car show and some old-fashioned shopping in the T.B. Sutton General Store.

Granville, which calls itself “Tennessee’s Mayberry Town” is about 65 miles from Nashville. Parking for Heritage Day is $5.

Details: granvilletn.com

Sara Sells is back

Sara Sells, a monthly warehouse sale offering high-end furniture, home decor, lighting, and rugs at 40%-60% off retail pricing, is offering in-store shopping Saturday. 

The 18,000-square-foot warehouse, which will also sell online on Sunday, offers contemporary styles similar to RH and West Elm. Items for sale include dining tables, leather and upholstered sofas, bar stools, light fixtures, lamps, pillows and rustic wood-framed art.

The unairconditioned warehouse at 8430 Horton Highway in College Grove will be open for in-person shopping from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Online shopping is between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, with warehouse pickup later in the week.

“Our goal is to keep overhead low by opening once a month, operating out of a warehouse, and purchasing directly from manufacturers so we can pass the savings on to you,” said owner Sara Young, who is expanding into the Memphis area with sales there later this summer.

Details: sarasells.com/nashville, facebook.com/sarasellstn or @sarasellstn on Instagram

Book sale

Friends of the Brentwood Library is having a summer book sale through Sunday, with more books than usual to choose from since their spring sale had to be canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Organizers say that the number of shoppers will be limited and other precaution are being taken, including mask requirements and social distancing. Inventory will be added every day and most books will be 50 cents to $3.

The sale includes a lot of adult fiction and children’s nonfiction, plus specialty books such as a large vintage science fiction and fantasy book collection from the 1950s-80s.

The library is at 8109 Concord Road in Brentwood.

Sales tax holiday(s)

Good news: There are two sales tax holidays coming up this month, one for clothes, school supplies and computers on July 31 through Aug. 2, and one for restaurant purchases Aug. 7-9. Every little bit of savings helps, for sure.

Details: tntaxholiday.com

Free composting webinar

Metro Public Works is hosting a free webinar where you can learn all about composting at home. Titled “The Dirt on Composting,” it is being offered from noon to 1 p.m on July 23 and 11 a.m. to noon on Aug 8.

Public Works Waste Reduction Specialist Jenn Harrman, who leads the virtual workshop, says “you’ll learn about what compost is, why composting is good for the environment and your garden, and how to start composting at home.”

Approximately 28% of the waste that Nashville residents create each year is food and yard waste that could be composted. Composting, Harrman says, is “an easy way to reduce your food waste and give your garden a nutrient-rich boost.”

Each webinar also includes a chance for Davidson County residents to win one of two backyard compost bins. Register for the webinar at nashville.gov/Public-Works/Community-Education.

For more information, see nashville.gov/Public-Works/Neighborhood-Services.

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