Westhaven University Creative Writing Workshop with Karen Alea Ford

Students will meet in a supportive atmosphere for 2 hours a week for 6 weeks. New and experienced writers of fiction and/or memoir are welcome. Since we can only accommodate 4 in a class, it is first come, first served. New classes will be added as needed, and registrants will be contacted about available class times.

More information is at www.karenalea.com.

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Thursdays: 10:00 am to 12:00pm Oct. 5-Nov. 9th
More class offerings upon request.

Westhaven Univeristy- Acrylic Painting for All Levels

Westhaven University
Acrylic Painting for All levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced

with Janet King

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This class is designed for adults who want to accurately draw and paint what they see. You will learn to simplify, to develop good compositions, to mix paint colors and understand value as you produce your amazing artwork! We will be working with drawing pencils, acrylic paints and canvases in our sessions. Each class member will be responsible for their own supplies and a detailed list will be provided. The cost is $25/per class. You may pay as you go. Class limit is 12.

This is a 6 week class. There are 4 options for dates/times:
Time: 9:30-11:30 on Wednesday mornings from October 4th – November 8th.
Time: 1:00-3:00 on Wednesday afternoons from October 4th – November 8th.
Time: 1:00-3:00 on Thursday afternoons from October 5th – November 9th.
Time: 6:30-8:30 on Thursday evenings from October 5th – November 9th.

Westhaven Home and Garden Tour

The Westhaven Home & Garden Tour offers a rare opportunity to enter some of Westhaven’s finest private homes and exceptional gardens, viewing beautiful furnishings and interior design, exquisite kitchens and baths, custom architectural design, and lush landscaping. Uniquely planned, Westhaven features large front porches, sidewalks, parks and manicured landscaping that gives Westhaven a character of its own. Tour is self-guided in your vehicle or you may join us in the trolley stationed at Pearre Creek Elementary School.

Event may fill quickly so purchase your tickets early using the link below!


2017 Westhaven Foundation College Scholarship Application

2017 Westhaven Foundation College Scholarship Application

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The mission of The Westhaven Foundation is to act as a catalyst to promote a strong, caring, civic minded community, including young adults, through education, recognition, donations and fundraising activities. Funding for Foundation Programs comes primarily from Westhaven Community homeowners, who through transfer fees, donations and other general fundraising, make all our programs possible.

The mission of the Westhaven Foundation College Scholarship Committee is to identify Westhaven and Williamson County resident students who most exemplify the spirit of the Westhaven community through their demonstrated voluntary efforts in the areas of activism, civic involvement and charity, and reward them through scholarship awards for these non-academic efforts.

We have established The Westhaven Foundation Scholarships to support Westhaven and Williamson County resident high school graduates in furthering their education. There are two scholarships available for the 2016 year. The Fountain Scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to residents of the Westhaven Community in Franklin, TN. The Lift Scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to any student residing in Williamson County, TN. These will be awarded to two freshmen demonstrating a high degree of volunteerism along with strong community involvement, and who are continuing their education at an accredited college or university, vocational or other post-secondary educational program.

The 2017 Scholarship will be awarded to an individual starting college or other post-secondary education program in the fall of 2017.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 to demonstrate potential success in their educational programs.

The Scholarships will be awarded without regard to means, race, religion, or gender.

All applications and required attachments must be received by the Westhaven Foundation Scholarship Coordinator by April 15, 2017.
Mail to:

The Westhaven Foundation Scholarship Committee
188 Front St.
Suite 116-25
Franklin, TN 37064

Applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by The Westhaven Foundation Scholarship Committee. All decisions are final. Scholarship recipient will be notified by May 1, 2017.

Westhaven Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners for 2016

Each year the Westhaven Foundation awards two $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. The selection committee takes into account the overall performance and involvement of the student, but the chief criteria is their involvement in volunteerism in the community.

This year, after reviewing many exceptional applications, the Westhaven Foundation has selected two outstanding recipients: Haley Cunningham received the Fountain Scholarship (awarded to a Westhaven resident) and Jack Abrams received the Lift Scholarship (awarded to a non-Westhaven resident who lives in Williamson County).

Hailey Cunningham graduated from Father Ryan High School and currently works part-time as a hostess at the Westhaven Golf Club. Hailey will be attending Ole Miss aka University of Mississippi this fall and plans to study marketing and business. Hailey’s volunteer experience includes leading vacation bible school in the Dominican Republic, volunteering at Belle Meade Methodist Child Center and High Hopes Development Center, and doing mission work in Honduras. Hailey’s parents are Brian and Nicole Cunningham.

Jack Abrams also graduated from Father Ryan in May. He owns (and founded)Tiger Meat Franklin and works at Binks Sporting Goods. Jack played varsity lacrosse, served as a student ambassador to recruit students to Father Ryan, founded the Peer Mentor Program, and worked as Editor in Chief of the school yearbook. He has volunteered at Relay for Life, SOUL for Safe Haven, and Westhaven’s annual Run 4 the Cure. Jack will be attending Pellissippi State Community College this fall. Jack’s parents are Daniel and Amy Abrams.

Congratulations to these two outstanding individuals!!

For more about the Westhaven Foundation, please visit www.westhavenfoundation.org.



Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt To Receive Donation from The Westhaven Foundation



In a follow up to this year’s tenth annual Franklin 4 The Cure Run and Concert 4 The Cure event, The Westhaven Foundation will donate $120,000 to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. A check presentation was held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 5:30 p.m. at The Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee.

The Westhaven community hosted Franklin 4 The Cure; an all-day event which includes “Run 4 The Cure 5K Run Walk” and “Concert 4 The Cure.” All proceeds from both events will be included in the donation to the Franklin 4 The Cure Discovery Grant supporting cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Bridgestone Americas, Comcast Xfinity and Nissan of Cool Springs were presenting sponsors of the year’s event. This year’s “Concert 4 The Cure” featured a performance by Uncle Kracker.

The event originated from efforts by the Stacey family, after their mother Teresa Stacey, lost her 12-year long battle with the disease in 2001. So far, the Stacey family has helped raise more than $700,000 for cancer research here in Middle Tennessee.
This year’s research will once again help lead to breakthrough discoveries in the fight against cancer. Findings from this preliminary research are dire to obtaining additional funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other federal agencies that grant millions every year to support further cancer research.