Studio Tenn Returns with Original Adaptation of Frankenstein

Set to bring Mary Shelley’s original monster to life Aug. 31 through Sept. 9, Studio Tenn kicks off the 2018-2019 season with Tennessee’s newest live adaptation of the Gothic novel Frankenstein, taking the stage at the Factory at Franklin’s Jamison Theater. One of the most famous novels in literature to date, Frankenstein has remained relevant in popular culture for centuries through various interpretations in film, television and writing. For tickets, visit StudioTenn.com or call 615.541.8200.

FORE! Southeast Financial’s 17th Annual Golf Classic

The golf classic, held Monday, Sept. 24 at Forrest Crossing Golf Course, is a yearly fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the Hope Clinic for Women and United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee. Golfers will play for a variety of awards, in addition to enjoying a catered lunch and dinner. There will also be live music and a silent auction. Join as a four-person team or sign up to sponsor. Sponsorships for lunch, dinner, gift bags and more are available. Visit SoutheastFinancial.org/2018-golf-classic for complete registration and sponsorship information.

Proton Therapy Center Now Open

Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center, an outpatient not-for-profit cancer treatment center located across Carothers Parkway from Williamson Medical Center, greeted its first patients in July and is now officially open to continue treating patients. Only the 26th such center in the country, Provision will serve Middle and West Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama residents and more with proton therapy, a targeted form of cancer treatment. The center also houses Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation and in its medical office building on site, a full suite of cancer imaging services, cancer provider services, clinical trials and drug discovery. For more information, visit NashvilleProton.com.

Nashville Ballet Continues Community-Wide Youth Cast Auditons

Nashville Ballet invites community youth ages 8-plus to open auditions for the 2018-2019 season production of Nashville’s Nutcracker. Auditions will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Nashville Ballet’s Sylvan Park facility, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville. An annual Christmastime production, Nashville’s Nutcracker features approximately 300 youth cast members from the School of Nashville Ballet and the surrounding community. At the audition, children will learn simple sequences of steps from various age-appropriate youth cast roles. Interested individuals can register online at NashvilleBallet.com/youthcast

Visit Franklin President and CEO Named Women in Tourism & Hospitality Leader of the Year

Ellie Westman Chin, president and CEO of Visit Franklin, has been named the Women in Tourism & Hospitality Leader of the Year by the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association. The annual award from the GNHA is presented to a hospitality professional who serves as a leader and role model within the industry. Since joining Visit Franklin in 2014, Ellie has led the charge to create innovative programs and partnerships that have grown tourism in the county by 19.5 percent and increased the number of visitors by 36 percent in just four years. In that same time, the annual economic impact on Williamson County from tourism has grown from $382 million in 2013 to more than $427.25 million annually in 2016. Visit Franklin stimulates economic growth through the promotion of travel and tourism assets such as history, music, attractions, entertainment, the arts and events to visitors from around the world. For more information, visit VisitFranklin.com.