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VOLUME 26, No. 7

CONTENT 26 SMOOTH

TRANSITION: BABY TO BIG-KID BED

You’ve seen the signs and think he’s ready, but are you?

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Stop doing everything for your kids and start teaching. We share good ideas for all ages of children, from a mom of six.

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When your child goes away, summer camp takes on big, new meaning.

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DAYBYDAY Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry ... Not.

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y daughter and I recently stayed up late to watch that classic, marvelous tear-jerker, Love Story. In the film, lovers Jenny (Ali MacGraw) and Oliver (Ryan O’Neal) have their first big fight, and Jenny flees. Oliver runs after her, only she’s nowhere to be found. He cases Cambridge, Massachusetts, all afternoon long until evening falls. Hopeless, he returns home and there she is, a pathetic sight, chilled and teary, sitting on the steps of the house. “I forgot my key,” she says. Oliver tries to apologize and Jenny says, “Don’t — love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Oliver breathes, out of breath, and just stares at her. And the audience does, too. Because you have to think about that. And with Valentine’s Day here — love all around — it’s good to take a look at love; what love is and what love is not. “Love is never having to say you’re sorry,” is a bunch of hooey. Unless people have perfect love (and we cannot because humans are hopelessly flawed), we are going to have to apologize. Your 10-year-old loves his little brother, but hauls off and slugs him and he doesn’t have to apologize? You bet he does. Of course, in an ideal world, we would love unconditionally, but we all know we’re not in an ideal world. Love is complicated, love DOES have conditions. Love is what we feel for our families and friends, but we can also feel appalled, disappointed, rejected, confused, irate, betrayed, ambivalent, used. Maybe it’s better to look at what love is NOT. Love is not sneaky or cruel, violent or careless, crass or uncaring. Love, my mother told me, was all I would need in raising my children. Love, she said, would guide me. Listen to your heart; listen to what your heart tells you. And what’s “your heart”? It’s that small, determined inner voice, that internal director connected to what’s good, right and true. Listen for it. The “love means never having to say you’re sorry” idea that you can marvel at? If you actually achieve perfect love (which you cannot), no, you won’t have to say you’re sorry because you will not have hurt anyone. To me, the only time to apologize is when you’ve hurt someone. And you DO need to say it so healing can begin. I hope you are growing your parenting heart. I hope it’s filled with massive amounts of love. I know it is — because you are sharing your life with children.

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“Giving is an important concept to appreciate no matter how young or old you are. Some other Valentine options include pencils, bookmarks, erasers, fruit gummies or even juice boxes.” — Robin Carter

YOUR POSTS: “Use it as a teachable moment. Explain that giving Valentines are like birthday cards — they make friends feel good, and it can make us feel good to give joy to others. Let him pick some very ‘boy’ Valentines and let him pick the messages to each friend. Try to find some that say, ‘You are a super friend,’ or something that’s strictly friendly. Tell him it’s OK to like girls as just friends. Just try to talk it out. If he’s really worked up over it, I don’t think it’s worth pushing personally, but I do think it’s a good opportunity to help him understand that the gift is

friendship not ‘liking’ someone. They come up with strange ideas don’t they? LOL.” Alex Boyd

“If he doesn’t want to, I don’t force him. Explain that it doesn’t mean that he ‘likes’ that person, but if he feels that way then it’s fine. It’s not mandatory.” Amber Vanderlinde

“First of all, if your kid is shy, that’s fine and don’t try to change him. We all have different personalities. We had this come up with one of our kids and we just bought some gender-neutral Valentine’s Day

cards. Cookies or candy bags work, too. Just explain it’s just handing out a smile.”

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“Maybe he’d be OK giving out stickers instead of Valentines?” Vivian Fulton

“My son was the same way. We bought cards that were not heart/love related. The cards just read, ‘You’re a good friend.’ A good idea might be to make up his own cards saying something nice about others — something that he feels comfortable saying.” Tonya Heady

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MIND &BODY

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The AAP says we must pay better attention to what we feed our kids and the containers that food comes in.

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ast summer, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued guidelines and concerns about ingesting certain chemicals into our bodies. It’s nothing new, but are you making changes? The chemical culprits include nitrates and nitrites (used as preservatives mainly for meats); phthalates (used to make plastic packaging); and bisphenols (used in plastics and the lining of metal cans for food products). In spite of a growing number of scientific studies warning against their use, the FDA still lists these chemicals as “generally safe.” What’s true, the AAP says (representing 67,000 pediatricians in the U.S.), is these chemicals may interfere with your child’s natural hormones in ways that impact his long-term growth and development. Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of chemicals in food partly because they eat more food per pound of body weight than adults. Yet everywhere you go, you can see adults

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handing children prepackaged portions of snacks whether it’s at home, day care, school or sports practice — that packaging may contain perfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), another harmful agent. Children’s metabolic systems and organ systems are still developing and maturing, so hormone disruptions caused by the ingesting of too many chemicals can potentially cause lasting changes. The chemicals described in the pediatrics report have been shown to interfere with normal hormone function “by mimicking or blocking the actions of hormones that are responsible for brain development, development of the sex organs and normal metabolic functions.”

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It’s time to be smart. There are simple steps you can take to safeguard your family from harmful chemicals. The AAP urges households to limit the use of plastic food containers (never place in dishwasher or microwave; heating stimulates harmful chemicals) and aim to serve children more whole fruits and vegetables and less processed food. While the AAP has called for more rigorous testing and regulation of thousands of chemicals used as food additives or indirectly added to foods when they are used in manufacturing, at home you

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can take matters into your own hands. Monitor kids who may be heating something up without awareness. Check your dishwasher for plastics before starting the cycle. Wash all whole foods before cooking or preparing, and be aware of what your kids are eating. No matter what, you now are more aware of harmful chemicals.

HOW TO AVOID INGESTING CHEMICALS • Prioritize the eating of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables whenever possible. • Avoid processed meats. • Avoid microwaving food and beverages in plastic containers. This includes infant formula and pumped breast milk. • Don’t put plastic food containers in the dishwasher. • Use alternatives to plastic like glass or stainless steel whenever possible. • Check the recycling code on the bottom of products and avoid plastics with recycling codes 3, 6 and 7, which may contain phthalates, styrene and bisphenols. • Always wash hands before handling food and drinks. • Wash all fruits and vegetables that are not peeled. Source: American Academy of Pediatrics


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Just You

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>> A few tweaks to your daily routine and life may look a bit lovelier.

A Lil’ Self-LOVE: What Does That Look Like?

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ome moms are better at taking care of themselves than others. That’s because “taking care of yourself” is subjective, meaning, entirely up to how YOU do it. When you have little kids, it’s practically impossible to carve out time for yourself in the morning — that’s

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because your kids are probably up before you are. Meanwhile, you need to be able to breathe and carry on when things aren’t going well, and you should be self-aware enough to recognize what you need. So let’s love on you for a moment and take a look at how you can improve your self-care — all day.

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Wonderful Mornings (for moms who need them)

Highly successful women cite coffee, meditation and exercise as keys to their success. Whoop-de-do! But you can take a little bit of what they say and piece together better care for yourself.

EXERCISE WHEN THE KIDS NAP EARLIER TO BED Little ones up at 6 a.m.? Try to get your butt out of bed at 5:30 a.m. Set your alarm and hit the “snooze” button only one time, not two or three times. You’re going to get 20 - 30 minutes of YOU time. Go let the dogs out, and while you do so, notice the day. Take in the sky. Make the coffee and relish the moment. Savor the peace.

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TIPS FROM WORKING MOMS BREAKFAST WITH KIDS

This little gesture keeps the guilt away for the rest of the day. — Jenna K. DON’T LOOK AT PHONE

With technology, you can be on it all day long, but wait until you leave the house. Better yet, keep your phone in the “sleep mode” until 8 a.m. or so. — Melanie M. DRAIN THE BRAIN

Before going to bed, put a list of things you need to remember tomorrow someplace central, like on your kitchen table. That way your mind won’t race when your head hits the pillow. Or, if it does, get up and write down what you’re thinking until your mind is empty. — Susan D. DRINK WATER + LEMON

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Warm water and lemon first thing in the morning, that is. — Tiffany D. WEEKEND WALKS

It’s seems small, but we actually love this little “us” time together. Of course, you need an older kid to watch your younger ones. — Jaycee K.

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The world premiere of this dance and spoken word production exploring Shakespeare’s mysterious love life. Contains explicit language and mature themes. $30 - $82.

ROMANCE UNDER THE SEA

Aquarium Restaurant, Nashville Thursday, Feb. 14 aquariumrestaurants.com This Valentine’s Day outing includes two glasses of champagne and a five-course romantic dinner in an underwater environment. $99 per couple. Register.

A RED CARPET EVENING Belcourt Theatre, Nashville Sunday, Feb. 24 belcourt.org

This black-tie event includes multiple food courses, drinks, a silent auction, backstage lounge and more while the Academy Awards are broadcast on the big screen. $100 - $350.

IT’S THE BALM: WINTER EDITION

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MAKE YOUR WAY TO OUR 23RD ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE FAIR! Saturday, Feb. 16 at CoolSprings Galleria.

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ere’s to happy campers! NOW is the time to make plans for your child’s summer. Start by heading to the largest camp fair in the South on Saturday, Feb.

16. Nashville Parent’s 23rd Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). Our FREE fair lets you and your kids explore more than 75 local day, overnight and residential camps. You will find all kinds of camps for all kinds of kids. While you’re there, snag giveaways and register for prizes, including free one-week sessions at select camps. For more info about the 23rd Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair, call 615-256-2158, ext. 130, or visit nashvilleparent.com/campfair19.

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NASHVILLE ZOO’S NEW ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER OPENS THIS MONTH!

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ave you ever wondered what the staff does to care for the animals at Nashville Zoo? Aspiring young veterinarians can see what’s going on at the new HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center — the ribbon cutting and grand opening takes place Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9:30 a.m. The new 20,000-square-foot medical facility includes areas for observation, diagnosis, radiology, surgery, laboratory, pharmacy and administrative functions. The center will also serve as a teaching center for college students. In addition, zoo guests can stop by a viewing gallery to observe surgeries and treatment procedures as well as a nursery.

Following the ribbon cutting, kids 10 and younger can participate in the annual Teddy Bear Clinic from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The zoo’s veterinary staff perform routine checkups on your child’s favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal —it’s free with zoo admission. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville. Weekday admission is $17 adults, $12 ages 2 - 12, free ages 1 and younger (add $1 to all rates for weekend admission). Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily through March 7 (until 6 p.m. March 8 - Oct. 10). Call 615-833-1534 or visit nashvillezoo.org.

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It’s a mashup of golf and life skills for kids ages 8 - 18. The First Tee Middle Tennessee teaches youngsters the game of golf along with important life skills like conflict resolution and effective communication while focusing on instilling nine core values in kids: honesty, respect, perseverance, integrity, confidence, courtesy, sportsmanship, responsibility and judgment. The spring 2019 PLAYer program takes place Tuesdays, March 5 - April 30 from 4:30 - 6 p.m., and Saturdays, March 9 - May 4 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. — registration is open now through Saturday, March 2. The TARGET class for ages 4 - 7 takes place Saturdays, March 9 - May 4 from 12 - 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. VinnyLinks Golf Course hosts the program at 2009 Sevier St., Nashville. For more info, contact Program Director Joseph Brown at 615-476-7947 or jbrown@tngolf.org. To register, visit thefirstteetennessee.org/register.

Young LEGO builders can compete in a construction contest at Nashville Public Library this month — registration and entry drop-off ends Saturday, Feb. 9. If your child loves to build, encourage him to construct an original creation (not from a kit) out Last year’s winner in grades 8 - 12 was Drew Thompof LEGO, DUPLO, Mega son’s “Fangorn.” Bloks or other compatible plastic bricks. Creations should be built on a flat surface no bigger than 24-by24-inches and no more than four feet tall. Prizes will be awarded to four people in each of six categories: preschool, grades 1 - 2, grades 3 - 4, grades 5 - 7, grades 8 - 12 and adults. Winners receive a ribbon and a LEGO Store gift certificate. Register your child online and choose your drop-off date and time. Deliver completed projects to the Main Library at 615 Church St., Nashville. Call 615862-5785 or visit library.nashville.org.

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BABY TO BIG-KID BED 5 TIPS TO HELP MAKE THE TRANSITION SMOOTHER

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he moment I’ve been dreading for months has arrived. I can no longer contain my triplet 2-year-olds in their cribs. Two-thirds of them are climbing out and destroying the room. The one child who cannot climb out has declared her crib as party central. The two monkeys go straight into her crib after they have destroyed the room with such fun activities as opening the shades, emptying drawers and dumping diapers. I find them like this on a daily basis, screaming and cheering as they bounce up and down in one crib together. This is how I knew I could no longer wait to make the transition to toddler beds. Here are some transition tips to help you from a now happy triplet mom.

1. WAIT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE

If your child is climbing out of his crib and wandering the room, it is time to switch to a big-kid bed. Climbing in and out of his crib puts him at high risk of falling and getting hurt. However, if he’s content in his crib and has made no attempt to escape, don’t rush to make the switch. My oldest son slept in his crib without trying to climb out until almost 3 years old. Eventually, he became too tall for a crib and he had an easy transition to a twin bed.

2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT TIME

Many parents will transition their babies to a twin or toddler bed because they need the

crib for a soon-to-be arriving younger sibling. If possible, try to make the transition to a big-kid bed when there are few other transitions going on in your child’s life. Starting a new school, potty training, moving or the arrival of a new sibling can all be reasons to delay the switch. If you do have a new baby arriving and need the crib, consider starting shortly after you find out you’re pregnant, using a bassinet for Baby for a few months or purchasing a second crib.

3. MAKE IT HIS OWN

If you decide it’s the right time to make the switch, get your child excited about his new bed. Purchase new bedding and pillows to make his new space more welcoming and exciting. Consider updating his room with new big-kid decor or buying playful pillowcases with his favorite cartoon characters on them.

4. CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

Whether your child was climbing out of bed before the switch or not, he will have more freedom in his bedroom than he had in the past, and it’s important to make sure he’s safe during rest times. Secure dressers and bookshelves because little ones will try to climb them. Bolt dressers, changing tables or any other furniture to the wall to make the safest environment possible. Put away breakable items, cover outlets, eliminate shade pull cords and clear the

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room of any hazards. If your child can open the bedroom door, consider installing a door knob safety cover so he can’t wander the house freely if he wakes up earlier than you.

5. BE CONSISTENT

Transitions can be difficult for little ones, but they are easier when you’re consistent. Most parents worry that once their child does transition to a big-kid bed, he will stop sleeping well. For the best results, put your child to bed when he’s tired and ready to rest. If you followed a daily routine before laying him down in his crib, continue it. If not, try starting a daily routine that looks something like this: • Bath time • Put on pajamas • Read a book • Brush teeth • Visit the restroom • Have some snuggle time • Drink of water • Bed time When your child knows what to expect, he will know that it’s not playtime and it’s time to rest. Transitioning from a crib to a big-kid bed is a big deal! It’s exciting, fun and sometimes challenging. Help your child with this milestone by being supportive and giving positive reinforcement. Praise and reward him for making it through each night, for taking a nap and for following rules. Before too long, the crib will be a thing of the past. Sarah Lyons is a midwestern mom of six children, including 2-year-old triplets.

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fail at — experiences outside of their comfort zones. However, those experiences develop confidence and independence which is valuable in life at all ages. I want to raise self-sufficient adults, and that means I need to start training them now. Here are some ideas to help kids naturally develop the independence needed to be confident and responsible adults. (please turn the page)

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Train Your Kids to Be Independent THE PRESCHOOL YEARS — CREATE A HELPER —

Toddlers and preschoolers love to follow parents around the house, so why not have them help with the chores? They can help put clothes in the dryer, match socks, sweep the floor or assist in any other task. They may not be able to do chores independently or have household responsibilities yet, but taking the extra time to show them now lays the groundwork for the future.

— GIVE OPPORTUNITIES —

During the preschool years, kids typically show an interest in trying self-care tasks themselves. It may be easier (and faster) to tie your child’s shoes, zip up his coat, make his lunch and buckle his seatbelt, but allowing him to try these things on his own helps him become more independent. Consider starting the preparation for your day 15 minutes earlier to allow time for him to help. If frustration arises, remain calm and pause. Instead of just completing the task for him, take time to teach him how to do it again so he won’t get discouraged.

— PROBLEM SOLVE —

Problem-solving skills begin to develop at a young age. Toddlers and preschoolers will often get frustrated when things don’t go their way — which may result in a temper tantrum. While this is age appropriate, help your child develop problem-solving skills by calmly suggesting solutions to what is upsetting him. Have him come up with ideas to solve the problem and when possible help him work through it on his own.

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For elementary age kids, advance what was done in the preschool years. I will assign my children a chore like washing windows, vacuuming or putting away dishes. Since they have helped me with these tasks for years, they no longer need my assistance. If they’re reluctant to do chores, I make a list of things that need to be done and have them choose a few things they would like to do. When they’re done they will have free time for electronics, outside play or something they have been looking forward to. Chores teach kids to be independent and responsible.

— GIVE OPPORTUNITIES —

Give your child more opportunities to be independent as he matures. This may look different depending on your particular child, but some ideas may be ordering and paying for his food at a restaurant, riding his bike home from school, packing his own lunch or trying a new extracurricular activity. Each opportunity — even a challenging one — helps him become self-sufficient and develop more independence.

— PROBLEM SOLVE —

Elementary school kids will begin to face bigger problems that may include challenging friendships, struggles with schoolwork or even bullying. Foster good communication with your child and help him come up with solutions he’s comfortable with. Cheer him on when he’s able to work through obstacles.

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Do your best not to criticize your child’s efforts but instead praise him for trying to do his best.

THE TEENAGE YEARS — CREATE A HELPER —

’Tweens and teens should be given even more household responsibilities as they are nearing adulthood. Take note of what skills it takes to run a household and begin to teach them these tasks. Cooking, yard work, babysitting, laundry, car care and even a part-time job fall into this category. The more responsibilities your child is comfortable with while in your home will make the transition to living on his own smoother.

— GIVE OPPORTUNITIES —

There’s a fine line between giving your child independence and keeping him safe in the teen years. As he starts to drive, spends more time with friends and works outside the home, you have less control over his choices. Continue working on open communication and trust with him so that as he ventures into the world, you both feel comfortable with the change.

— PROBLEM SOLVE —

One of the hardest thing a kid has to experience is the consequences for making a poor choice. Your first reaction may be to step in and “save” your child, but, in the long run, this does not teach him anything. For example, if he left his homework at home he will not receive credit for the work. The easy thing to do would be to run the assignment to the school, but chances are he will forget again and most likely, on a larger assignment. He’s old enough to manage responsibilities and he must also learn these lessons. Sit down with your child and help him come up with solutions to problems and encourage him to do this without you.

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BY CHRISTA MELNYK HINES rom whitewater rafting to performing arts and cooking, today’s sleep-away camps appeal to a wide range of kid interests while still providing the long-term benefits summer camp is known for. In addition to acquiring new skills, kids learn how to collaborate and live in a community at camp, gaining self-confidence and independence through problem-solving and teamwork. “All those things are life skills and life assets that every parent wants for their child,” says Jill Tipograph, a camp consultant and self-published author of Your Everything Summer Guide & Planner (2010). According to the American Camp Association (ACA; acacamps.org), 75 percent of camp directors report adding new activities and programs to accommodate trends in popular culture. The top three activities camps are integrating into their programming include performing arts, experience adventures and most recently, culinary. “Culinary is the hottest and newest in terms of camps investing in building kitchens and bringing in specialists to teach the kids,” Tipograph says. “The other part that goes along with culinary is the whole, farmed table — taking things from the gardens and cooking them,” Tipograph adds.

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HOW TO PICK A CAMP • Consider your budget; explore camp scholarships and other pay options • Consider location & size of camp • Check out length of sessions and what may work for your family • Explore camps: co-ed or single-sex, daily programming, specializations • Discuss options and ask questions of camp directors & other parents of campers

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The biggest consideration you have when deciding about a residential camp for your child is — your child. How mature is he? Most kids are “ready” to be away from parents by ages 9 or 10, but consider your child’s physical and emotional aptitude first. Has he spent time away from home before? Is he longing for more experiences and indicating that to you? Next, make a plan. Start researching camps a year ahead of time. You can begin with the ACA website, but it’s even better to start asking around. Talk to friends and family, check out websites and think about visiting prospective camps. Many overnight camps offer family weekends in the fall. Another great option for camp exploraGirls at Cub Creek Science Camp tion is to attend Nashville Parent’s 23rd Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. It’s at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin), and admission is FREE! The Summer Camp Adventure Fair brings local and residential camps to YOU for easy access to camp directors and associates. Meeting with camp directors is imperative in order to get a sense of his personality, trustworthiness and compatibility. “You need to see how he interacts with ences by NOT choosing a soccer-only camp. Many camps offer a your child,” Tipograph says. “They [direcvariety of specialty tracks. tors] set the tone and the philosophy for the camp and it trickles One example of a traditional camp that offers a variety of spedown. How they relate to you and your child is the same way cialty tracks for campers is Riverview Camp for Girls, located in they train their staff to do the same.” Mentone, Alabama. Riverview attracts campers between the ages of 8 - 17 from all over the South and beyond. Christa Melnyk Hines is a freelance writer and mom. Camp Director Susan Hooks says offering a wide variety of activities fulfills girls of all kinds and interests.

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BY JANEEN LEWIS sk anyone who has ever been to overnight camp about his experience, and you will hear endless tales of camaraderie, cabin mates and campfires. Many times campers will say overnight camp was the first time they rode a horse or shot a bow and arrow or flew down a zip line. It’s where they learned to make their beds and keep their belongings together in cramped quarters. With the perfect blend of adventure and responsibility, camp life teaches kids valuable lessons they can use for the rest of their lives. If you send your child to overnight camp, here are some life lessons he’s likely to learn. FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNICATION Tom Rosenberg, president and CEO of the American Camp Association (ACA), says today’s kids spend so much time on technology that learning to communicate face-to-face with peers is imperiled. He quotes a 2015 Pew Research Center study that says, “Just 25 percent of teens spend time with friends in person outside of the school day on a regular basis.”

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In light of that statistic, overnight camp is a good place to get kids to socialize without technology. “About 90 percent of camps don’t allow kids to have computers or cell phones,” says Rosenberg. “In general, camps are an oasis for human-powered socialization.” INDEPENDENCE For many kids, camp is the first time they are away from parents and the familiarity of home. While this may cause some homesickness, it also gives children an opportunity to overcome being homesick. And without parents there, children learn to pick up after themselves and keep up with their things. Overnight camp can also prepare students for independence in their next steps in life, like trips abroad and college.

Camp Juliette Low empowers girls with real relationships.

COMMUNITY Sometimes it’s hard to live with other people, especially if other people drape their clothes all over your bed or hog the shower. And it’s not like kids can escape to their own room when they’re at summer camp because everyone bunks together in one cabin. But kids learn to work out differences about how they share their living spaces, and it’s more fun for campers to do the cabin chores together than alone. Once the “working out” of bunks is complete, everybody learns to live as a group. As kids grow up, this group experience pays huge dividends as they transition into adulthood in a community. “That cabin group has community building at its core,” says Rosenberg. “The Blob” — an age-old tradition — at Riverview Camp for Girls.

Also at Riverview — canoe activities are a regular part of camp.

RESILIENCY Camp life doesn’t always go as planned, and kids learn to adapt and move with what’s happening around them. Campers grow more resilient from trying again after they fail, according to Rosenberg. “Part of growing up is learning that you are not always going to be successful. Sometimes campers fail and counselors help them try again,” says Rosenberg. “Camp is a safe place to make mistakes.” Going to overnight camp benefits kids in many other ways untold. It provides a place where kids can get out of their daily setting and have new adventures, meet new people and learn new skills. And while they are doing all of those things, they will probably learn a few life lessons that will stay with them forever. Janeen Lewis is a freelance journalist and mom to Andrew and Gracie. Some of her fondest memories happened at overnight camp.

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Whether it’s academic preparation, athletic skills training, arts and crafts, or all of the above, FRA is the place to be for summer fun! A wide variety of camps are offered for all ages (pre-K and up) in academics, arts, enrichments, and sports. Extended morning and afternoon services are available.

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Language South: El Pueblo Spanish Camp 5801 Champion Road, Chattanooga languagesouth.com

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Play games, sing songs, create art and more, all while engaging with the Spanish language at El Pueblo Spanish Camp, an overnight language immersion camp. While you can’t learn a language in a week, you can discover a passion and love for new languages and cultures that leads to a lifetime of learning. No matter how much Spanish they know, kids will be inspired by their success with Spanish at El Pueblo!

Mathnasium

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Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting – our unique approach enables us to effectively explain math concepts and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn. Like a gym membership, we allow flexible hours to come in and plug into math success!

Providence Christian Academy

410 Dejarnett Lane, Murfreesboro providencechristian.com • camps@providencechristian.com

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We are an inter-denominational Pre-K – grade 12 school. Offering a classical education with a Christian worldview and parental involvement. As our mission statement says, “We are teaching students to seek God’s truth and equipping them with the tools for a lifetime of learning.” We are fully accredited by ACSI, the Association of Christian Schools International, and by AdvancED.

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Make USN Summer Camps your choice for an enriching experience. Led by faculty bringing their expertise and passion, camps offer diverse programming in sports, academics, arts, and technology. Flexible morning and afternoon sessions allow either whole or half-day experiences of fun and learning. Aftercare until 5 p.m.

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We believe that providing acceleration as well as challenging, inquiry-based educational opportunities, best serve the intellectual needs of gifted children; that being able to work alongside true academic peers provides a sense of community and belonging that helps to meet the social and emotional needs of gifted children; and that crafting authentic creative learning experiences best allows gifted students to develop their full capacities as thinkers, as problem-solvers and as compassionate people.

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Lessons, camps, birthday parties and more! Let us take you through the whole horse experience. Programs geared for beginner to show riders, kids to adults, and everything in between. Let us help you achieve your horse dreams. Check us out on Facebook.

Peachtree Farms Equestrian Center 4819 Hwy 96 E, Arrington peachtreefarms.com • polly@peachtreefarms.com

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Miss Mary's Academy

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Saddle up and ride! Our equestrian camp provides extensive time with horses. Campers learn life skills through caring for and communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. Half-day camps for ages 4 - 8, full-day for ages 6 and older. After-care is available. Weekly camps in June and July. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center.

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1121 Harpeth Industrial Court, Franklin anncarrollschoolofdance.com • di@anncarrollschoolofdance.com

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Ann Carroll School of Dance offers a performing arts camp for ages 2 - 18 yrs. Preschool camps include ballet, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, and tumbling. Camp for ages 6 - 18 yrs. consist of dance, acting, and vocal performance. Call or visit our website for full details.

Artistic Elements Dance 7061 Moores Lane #400, Brentwood brentwoodclasses.com

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Dance into Summer with Williamson County’s world-class dance program! Whether your dancer is new to dance or ready to fine-tune their overall dance technique, we have a place for them. This year we are hosting five summer sessions with half- and full-day camp options for dancers ages 3 - 12. Our summer program gives campers the opportunity to study in the styles of ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater and more.

Dance in Bloom

7982-A Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com

615-662-4819

We offer classes for ages 2 and older in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, improv and cheer. Classes are upbeat and fun!

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We offer more than just dance. Join our School’s Out after school care, Parent’s Day Out or Amped Family Fitness program. Something for everyone! Summer dance class and camp sessions run Jun. 3 - Jul. 26. Need all day summer care? Join our School’s Out Summer Care program from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Weekly field trips and organized outdoor activities, crafts, dance and more! Enrollment opens early Spring 2019.

ARTS – MUSIC Jan Williams School of Music and Theatre 500 Wilson Pike Cir., Ste. 104, Brentwood janwilliamsmusic.com

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Offering over a dozen different one-week, half-day music camps for children ages 6 - 17. Our camps are designed to familiarize young musicians with the joy of creating music with others. Camp themes are: Classic Rock Camp, Shred Camp, Girls that Rock, Acapella Singing, Zoom Percussion Camp, Garage Band 101, Intro to Music and Piano, Piano Ensemble, Intro to Song Writing, and more.

Mobile Music Academy

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Mobile Music Academy offers private music instruction from fun, qualified teachers in your own home. We teach piano, guitar, bass, voice, strings, brass, and most other instruments. We offer competitive rates and flexible scheduling with special daytime rates available. We teach all ages, styles, and abilities. Serving the Middle TN Area. Voted #1 for music instruction!

Songwriting Camp – Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 222 5th Ave. S, Nashville countrymusichalloffame.org/songwritingcamp

Inspire your child to do their own engineering exploration. Robotics and STEM Summer Camp in Brentwood! Now Enrolling

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Aspiring songwriters can hone their craft, learn from professionals, and make new friends. Camp includes one-on-one mentoring sessions, instrument instruction, performance coaching, demo recording, workshops led by special guests, and more. Campers enjoy unlimited access to the museum galleries, participate in a group recording session at historic RCA Studio B and present a showcase on the final day.

Robotics, chess, arts, python programming, team building games, STEM experiments, & much more!

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ARTS – THEATER Act Too Players

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 119, Franklin acttooplayers.com

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We strive to produce extraordinary theatrical experiences that create an inclusive, empowering, and empathetic atmosphere for our kids and teens. Along with our children’s theater program, we offer classes on acting, dance, and technical theater. These classes, camps, and workshops open doors to imagination and self-confidence while holding fast to the discipline and work ethic that is crucial for any craft.

Expression City Arts and Fitness 1724-A Gen. George Patton Drive, Brentwood expressioncity.com • allison@expressioncity.com

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The mission of Expression City is to offer creative expression, arts education and community service. Interdisciplinary programs feature cross-training in circus, music, dance, art, acting, improv and artistic professional development. Expression City Arts and Fitness provides a home for students and professionals to grow as artists and as individuals who use their talents to positively impact their community.

Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

615-254-9103

Nashville Children’s Theatre’s camps and classes have taught generations of Nashvillians. Whether your child wants to play while pretending, be creative with new friends, or develop serious theatre skills, NCT has the right fit for ages 4 - 18. Most camps conclude with a sharing for family and friends.

ARTS – VISUAL AR Workshop

330 Mayfield Dr. Ste. A-9 Franklin arworkshop.com/franklin 2022A Lindell Ave., Nashville arworkshop.com/nashville

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Join us for creative and crafty Summer Art Camps! Each day is a new project. Camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 8 - 14. Participants will customize and make four DIY projects and a t-shirt over the course of the four day camp. Each camper will have the opportunity to customize their project with their choice of designer paint colors and non-toxic stains. Visit our website for calendar and to register.

FITNESS/SPORTS Beyond Aquatics

236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro beyondaquatics.com

615-962-9500

From physical therapy to personal training, from weight loss to HydroMassage, from pool parties to swim lessons, our heated therapy pools, motorized underwater treadmills and encouraging and positive staff make Beyond Aquatics an easy and affordable option for those who find it difficult, painful or just don’t like traditional gym workouts or land-based physical therapy exercises. continued on page 45...

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Boost Gymnastics

11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville boostfitclub.com

615-662-8989

Boost Gymnastics offers theme-based co-ed kids camps throughout the year for ages 3 - 12. Our camps are not gymnastics focused but more of an active fun and fitness camp. Our camps have qualified instructors, small groups, games, crafts, swimming, inflatable obstacle courses, field house play and, of course, great gymnastics.

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate 1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro bskonline.com • bushido96@aol.com

615-890-6755 615-893-6003

Let martial arts take your kids to new heights! Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate offers programs in traditional karate from age 3 - adult. Call now to find out how to get one month free with uniform.

David Deaton Karate

Brentwood 615-377-1100 Hendersonville 615-824-9111 Lebanon 615-547-1754 Mt. Juliet 615-754-6878 daviddeaton.com

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CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables

Hwy 431 at Duplex Rd. • 2359 Lewisburg Pk. Franklin • 615-595-7547

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Voted the #1 martial arts school in Williamson, Sumner and Wilson counties. With more than four decades of experience, students are taught how to handle emergency situations, to be healthy through exercise and to practice self-discipline with a confident, respectful attitude. Classes are for ages 4 - adult.

E.T.C. Gymnastics

1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna etcgymnastics.com • coachken@etcgymnastics.com

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

E.T.C. Gymnastics is dedicated to bringing a new standard of excellence in gymnastics through Him. We offer classes in gymnastics for boys and girls ages 2 years and older. We also offer cheerleading and tumbling, as well as competitive teams. Call and ask about our free trial class. We also do parties, field trips and parents’ nights out.

Harvest Martial Arts

595 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 337, Franklin harvestmartialarts@gmail.com

615-224-3851

Harvest Martial Arts is a traditional martial arts school that teaches Han Mu Do and fitness classes to both adults and kids. We have a broad range of classes and a very accessible schedule to make sure that you can attend our martial arts classes at the most convenient time. We are located in Historic Downtown Franklin.

Mountain Bike Camp

Deep Well Trailhead, Percy Warner Park, Nashville 615-856-4772 campwarnerpark.com/mountain-bike-camp • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

Is your camper ready to hit the trail? Our camp is a great way to enjoy nature and improve skills. Qualified instructors teach bike maintenance, set-up and riding techniques. The day includes classroom sessions, skill assessments, drill practice, hands-on bike work, trail rides and classic camp activities. Campers must provide their own bike, helmet and required safety gear. For ages 11 - 17, all experience levels.

Music City Archery

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 205, Franklin musiccityarchery.com

615-566-5187

Whether it’s enjoying time with friends or improving your archery skills, we offer something for everyone at our outdoor range and USA archery club. Register on our website for camps and classes! We offer group lessons for all ages and skill levels. These lessons include one hour of instruction by our USA archery certified coaches with all equipment provided.

Music City Gymnastics

122 Wheeler St., La Vergne musiccitygym.com • info@musiccitygym.com

615-776-8333

MCGC provides high-quality instruction at an affordable price in gymnastics, cheerleading and tumbling for girls and boys ages 3 years and older. We offer special activities including Parents’ Night Out, open gym, clinics, summer camps and birthday parties. Call or email for your free trial and ask about registration discounts.

My Gym

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood mygym.com/brentwood

615-371-5437

We build strong, healthy bodies through tumbling, relays, music and gymnastics. High-energy, structured classes improve balance, agility and build self-confidence. Our immaculate facilities and low studentteacher ratios help children 3 mos. - 13 yrs. develop excellent fitness habits in a non-competitive way.

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Nashville Sail Camp

Harbor Island Yacht Club and Percy Priest Yacht Club nashvillesailcamp.com • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

615-856-4772

For all levels, beginner to advanced. Qualified instructors teach boating safety, points of sail, boat parts, rigging and maneuvering and racing. Campers are grouped by age, size and experience to offer sailing instruction for each level, focusing on the fundamentals while having a great time on the water. Your child will learn valuable problem solving, creative thinking techniques and make friends at camp. Ages 7 - 17.

One Goal Sports

Murfreesboro 615-896-7309 onegoalsports.net • admin@onegoalsports.net

A non-profit, community-based sports league providing quality sports programming for families in a fun, Christian environment. Now registering for spring soccer, summer t-ball, summer coach pitch, summer flag football and others. Visit our website for more information.

Vanderbilt Athletic Camps (Soccer and Lacrosse) 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville vandysoccercamps.com • laura.lamberth@vanderbilt.edu vanderbiltlacrossecamp.com • lisa.gracey@vanderbilt.edu

615-343-0245

Vanderbilt Soccer is hosting three weeks of youth summer camps this June. Full- and half-day options available. Vanderbilt Lacrosse is hosting it’s Summer Elite Clinic (overnight and day camp available) for ages 12 - 18, as well as a free clinic on Mar. 24 for grades K - 8.

FLIGHT Nashville Flight Training

801 Hangar Lane, Hangar 7, Nashville 615-366-9192 nashvilleflighttraining.com/nashville-pilot-camp • info@nashvilleflighttraining.com

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Discovery, Arts, and Athletics for Ages PS-12

Designed for ages 13 - 18, Nashville Pilot Camp shows campers what it really takes to learn to fly. During our one week camp, students learn through hands-on participation, gain aviation experience and meet like minded aviation enthusiasts. Each student receives up to two full hours of FAA-certified flight instruction in an airplane, one hour of flight training in an FAA-certified simulator, plus books, maps and a camp t-shirt.

NATURE Camp Warner Park

7199 Hwy 100, Nashville campwarnerpark.com • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

615-856-4772

Summer is better in Nashville’s largest park! Camp Warner Park connects children with nature through outdoor learning and play. Day campers will be grouped with caring, energetic and qualified counselors who will foster a sense of appreciation of the parks and the outdoors. For children ages 6 - 12 yrs. Plus Teen Leadership Adventure for ages 13 - 17. Let the adventure begin!

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL disl.org/dhp/summer

251-861-2141

Dauphin Island Sea Lab offers hands-on adventures with the best educational staff around. Day camps, overnight camps, and educator workshops introduce all ages to coastal Alabama habitats from the beautiful bay, to the fascinating marshes, and Dauphin Island’s sunny beaches. See and do new things at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

GROW Enrichment Camp

Two Rivers Park, Nashville 615-856-4772 leadershipacademyllc.com/grow-enrichment-camp • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

GROW Enrichment Camp is the perfect place for your child to take the first steps towards conservation education. Your child, lead by caring camp counselors, will hike, explore nature, meet wildlife and enjoy unstructured playtime all while learning basic principles of urban conservation. Camp is 100% outdoors at the GROW Enrichment campus in Two Rivers Park for ages 6 - 12.

Lucky Ladd Farm

4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville luckyladdfarms.com • tours@luckyladdfarms.com

615-274-3786

Campers ages 5 - 10 explore the wonder and magic of Lucky Ladd Farms during our affordable week-long day camps. Exciting hands-on activities include working with farm animals plus other fun and educational outdoor interests like water play, wilderness exploration, recreational games, crafts, bb guns and archery range, pioneer lessons, pony rides and more! Lunch and morning snack included. Extended care available.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Code Ninjas Franklin

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin codeninjas.com

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Camp Juliette Low On Lookout Mountain in Cloudland, GA

CJL is a private, residential summer camp for girls 7-17. 1 & 2 week sessions: June 2– July 27, 2019 Sessions fill quickly— register soon!

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Cub Creek Science Camp

16795 St. Rt. E, Rolla, MO cubcreeksciencecamp.com • office@bearriverranch.com

573-458-2125

With 300 animals, a six-element ropes course, archery range, arts studio and classes in veterinary science, survival skills and culinary, Cub Creek is the ultimate camp experience. Ages 7 - 17. ACA accredited. Air conditioned facilities. For teens 13 - 18 looking for an adventure, check out Animal Camp Jamaica!

Lipscomb University/Nissan BisonBot Camps One University Park Drive, Nashville robotics@lipscomb.edu

For every kid who just can’t resist dismantling the toaster, the Lipscomb University/Nissan BisonBot Robotic Summer Camp will be the highlight of their summer. All camps will be held in the Hughes Center engineering facility on the Lipscomb campus. For grades K - 12. Camps for beginners to advanced.

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

mrbondscienceguy.com 615-573-2702

Our winter, spring and summer camps inspire a lifelong enthusiasm for science and learning, teaching creative problem-solving skills, teamwork and perseverance in an entertaining, kid-friendly setting. The camps are full- or half-ay and are excellent for ages 5 - 12. Sibling discounts are available.

RobotiX Institute

1550 McEwen Drive #300, Franklin rxiedu.com • contactus@rxiedu.com

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El Pueblo Spanish Camp 2019

languagesouth.com

615-721-2650

Experience a fun-filled technology summer camp for ages 4 and older. Python programming, advanced ROBOTC visual programming, instruction-based chess, art and more. Must-do for any kid as technology is important for everyone. Kids without any experience in programming or robotics are welcome. Only company to offer a free trial – visit our website to schedule yours on any Saturday or Sunday.

TRADITIONAL CAMPS Battle Ground Academy

336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin bgacamps.com • roc.batten@mybga.org

615-567-8327

We have summer camps for every interest and age this summer! Camps range from academic to athletics to art and enrichment – all age-appropriate and directed by BGA coach/faculty member or camp professional. Summer camps are for ages 4 - adult and run from Jun. 3 - Jul. 26. Full- and half-day camps available. Early care, after-care and between-care are available for an additional fee.

Brentwood Academy

219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood brentwoodacademy.com • summercamps@brentwoodacademy.com

615-373-0611

Brentwood Academy has enjoyed a tradition of participation, spurred on by the recognition that healthy athletic, academic, and fine arts experiences contribute essential elements to well-rounded and balanced growth. Students are welcomed, supported, and inspired by teachers, coaches and staff. We invite your family to join us and experience Summer at BA.

Camp Bells Bend Beaman

4187 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville campbellsbendbeaman.com • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

615-856-4772

Experience two of Nashville’s parks in one camp! Camp Bells Bend Beaman provides outdoor adventures for children ages 6 - 12. Day campers are grouped with well-trained, energetic, caring counselors who will foster a sense of appreciation of the parks and outdoors. Mon. - Wed. at Bells Bend Outdoor Center, Thu. - Fri. at Beaman Park Nature Center. Shuttle service from East Park is available.

Camp Davis, Gordon JCC

801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville campdavisnashville.com • jack@nashvillejcc.org

615-354-1625

The ultimate summer day camp for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. A back-to-basics curriculum of sports, art, music, and nature serves as our foundation. At Camp Davis we are more than a camp, we are a family – teaching values of compassion and respect. Camp Davis ... getting kids dirty since 1930!

Camp JPII (Pope John Paul II High School) 117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville camp@jp2hs.org

615-822-2375 ext. 4037

Camp JPII offers exciting camps for ages 5 - 18 during the month of June, including academic, sports, and artistic camps. With early drop off, after care, weekly lunch plans, state-of-the-art facilities, and amazing teachers, Camp JPII is a fun, easy, and educational way to enjoy the summer.

Camp Juliette Low

321 Camp Juliette Low Road, Cloudland, GA cjl.org • info@cjl.org

770-428-1062

Platform tents, outdoor adventure, traditional camping, fun and friendship – located on Lookout Mountain in Cloudland, Georgia, Camp Juliette Low is an independent, residential summer camp for girls ages 7 - 17 that fosters self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership. One- and two-week sessions. Preparing girls for confident living and leadership since 1922. continued on page 50...

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Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Lake Hubert for Girls 23416 Camp Lincoln Road, Lake Hubert, MN lincoln-lakehubert.com

800-242-1909

Since 1909, Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Lake Hubert for Girls have excelled in providing one of the best sleep-away adventures in the U.S. Our brother-sister camps are located on opposite sides of Lake Hubert in Minnesota. We serve ages 5 - 17 with 2-, 3- and 4-week sessions, and a 10-day family camp. Campers come from 40 states and 13 countries all for our top-of-the-line activities and to just have a blast.

Camp Woodmont

381 Moonlight Drive, Menlo GA campwoodmont.com

706-398-0833

Camp Woodmont sits atop beautiful Lookout Mountain in northwestern Georgia. A traditional camp for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Just 30 minutes from Chattanooga, we feature horseback riding, high-ropes/ climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery and more. Founded on Christian principles in 1981, this is the perfect place to build lifelong friendships and memories.

Christ Presbyterian Academy 2323-A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville cpalions.org • donna.patton@cpalions.org

615-301-3544

Summer at CPA has over 50 camp offerings in the areas of athletics, arts, and discovery! All Summer at CPA camps are open to the Nashville community. Come learn something new, whether it’s Lego Robotics, cake design, extreme science, filmmaking, dance, soccer, football... there’s something for everyone!

Deer Run Camps & Retreats – Overnight Camps 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station deerrun.camp/camps • contact@deerrun.camp

615-794-2918

Age-graded 1-week (grades 3 - 12) and 2-week (ages 12 - 15) co-ed camps. Campers experience fun adventures, grow in their faith and forge friendships through reduced distractions and no technology. Zip lines, giant swing, paintball, archery tag, climbing tower and lake activities: waterslide, swimming, kayaking, aqua park and more. Campers choose one track to develop skills.

Deer Run Camps & Retreats – Day Camps 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station deerrun.camp/camps • contact@deerrun.camp

615-794-2918

Age-graded small groups. Day Camps: 5 yrs. - grade 5. Adventure Day Camps: grades 6 - 8. Bus transportation. Extended care. Fun adventures. New friendships. No technology. Lake activities, pedal karts, obstacle course, games, archery, crafts, climbing tower, creek wading, songs, Bible study and more. Adventure Camps also include survival skills: shelter building, fire starting, knot tying, navigation, lashing and more.

Ensworth School – Summer at Ensworth Two Campuses in Nashville ensworth.com/summer

615-383-0661

Is your child an actor, athlete, scientist, musician, storyteller, explorer, or all of the above? Whatever your child’s interests or talents might be, Ensworth offers a camp or course that will provide enrichment, enjoyment, and inspiration. To explore the variety of opportunities available to children ages 4+, visit our website.

Historic Travellers Rest

636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville travellersrestplantation.org • tonyas@historictravellersrest.org

615-832-8197

Our summer camps have been making history for over 20 years! One of Nashville’s best-kept secrets, our award-winning day camps make history an adventure. From exploring History’s Mysteries to Tennessee Tales, The War of 1812 to The Civil War... you and your camper will be amazed at how fun history can be.

Horton Haven Christian Camp 3711 Reed Harris Road, Chapel Hill hortonhaven.org

931-364-7656

Just one hour south of Nashville offering overnight and day camps. Overnight campers experience archery, air rifles, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, crafts, mountain biking, swimming and more. Teens can try our 45 ft. high, 600 ft. long zip line. One-week sessions, ages 8 - 11, 12 - 14, and 15 - 18. Day campers enjoy games, crafts, bible lessons, swimming, and more. continued on page 53...

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no technology, making lasting friendships. All kids deserve this kind of summer. Join us for our 47th summer and see what everyone is talking about! Camp programs for campers, grades 1st-11th. camp@whippoorwill.com • www.whippoorwill.com 7840 Whippoorwill Lane • Fairview, TN 37062 • 615-799-9925

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Montgomery Bell Academy – Summer @ MBA 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN montgomerybell.edu/camps

615-298-5514

More than 100 sports, enrichment and academic camps and classes allow rising first graders to high school boys and girls to fill their summer with activities. Offerings include sports, outdoor adventure, art, leadership, study skills, science, crafts and computer. MBA faculty, staff and students work with campers, providing families a glimpse of the MBA community. Visit our web site and click on the Camps tab.

Riverview Camp for Girls

757 CR 614, Mentone, AL riverviewcamp.com • info@riverviewcamp.com

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800-882-0722

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Voted best sleep-away camp more than six times in the Best of Parenting reader’s poll. One- and twoweek sessions. Ages 6 - 16. Member of Christian Camping International and accredited by AEE and ACA. Traditional camp activities. Facilities include a heated pool, tennis courts, climbing tower, horseback riding, bathrooms and showers in all cabins. Campers select six activities daily. 5:1 camper-to-counselor ratio.

Summer Experience at Lipscomb Academy 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville summerexperience.org • franklin.bennett@lipscomb.edu

Call Mr. Jack at 615-354-1625 and mention this add to save $15 per week!

615-966-1600

The Summer Experience at Lipscomb Academy is home to the best camps and classes in the Nashville area during the summer months. The Summer Experience camps are led by Lipscomb University professors, former Disney animators, award-winning directors, and championship-winning coaches. Join us for an unforgettable summer!

Teen Leadership Adventure

4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 615-856-4772 leadershipacademyllc.com/teen-leadership-adventure • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

Teens get what they need to be able to advance to staff positions in the future, developing leadership, problem-solving skills, initiative and an attitude of service. Two programs, LIT & CIT, to provide the foundation of skill development and hands-on experiences. Teen Leaders experience the beauty of nature, camp activities, make friends and have fun. Programs offered at all our camp locations for ages 13 - 17.

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp 7840 Whippoorwill Lane, Fairview whippoorwill.com • camp@whippoorwill.com

615-799-9925

Celebrating 46 years of fun on the farm. Located in beautiful Williamson County, campers choose how they spend their day. Activities include swimming, rope activities, archery, gardening, kayaking, pony rides and more! Providing adventures and old fashion fun in a safe environment for campers grades 1 - 10. Bus transportation included and ACA accredited.

YMCA Camp Ocoee

111 YMCA Drive, Ocoee ymcacampocoee.org • info@campocoee.com

423-338-5588

Camps for Pre-K through 12th grade.

Located in the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, Camp Ocoee has been providing children with wilderness adventures since 1923. One-week sessions for boys and girls ages 7 - 15. 4:1 camper student ratio. Strong Christian environment. Activities include paintball, white water rafting, kayaking, climbing, mountain climbing, camp-outs and many more.

YMCA Day Camps

ymcamidtn.org/programs/camp 615-259-9622

Camping at the Y is about learning skills, developing character, and making friends. Our camps are also places where kids become a community as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities that teach how to be more independent and contribute to a group. Each week includes swimming and field trips.

YMCA Summer Adventure

Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

The opportunity of a University, the feel of a family.

615-259-3418

The summer component of the YMCA’s Fun Company out-of-school time program, Summer Adventure offers campers daily fun in a safe, supervised environment. Offering full-day excitement, campers will learn skills, develop character, and make new friends, all while engaging in physical, social, and educational activities.

YMCA Widjiwagan Day Camp 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch campwidji.org

615-360-2267

Discover your own adventure at Nashville’s top summer camp, YMCA Camp Widjiwagan! Week after week, campers can customize their outdoor summer camp experience with options like sailing, zip lining, skiing, climbing, banana boat rides, horseback riding, and more! Day campers also get lunch and a snack every day so there’s no need to pack meals throughout the week. Ages 4 - 16.

YMCA Widjiwagan Overnight Camp 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch campwidji.org

summerexperience.org

615-360-2267

Widjiwagan’s overnight campers love creating their own summer camp experience! With options such as climbing, swimming, arts and crafts, wood working, canoeing, zip lining, and more, kids get to decide what their summer adventure will look like. While at Overnight Camp, Widji’s beautiful cabins create a home away from home! Ages 7 - 16.

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THINGS TO DO

BEST OF THE MONTH

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THE WIZARD OF OZ

Feb. 8 - 10 TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Nashville Page 66 One of the most beloved family musicals of all time is live on stage, and it’s based on the 1939 movie.

23RD ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE FAIR

Saturday, Feb. 16 CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin Page 71 NOW is the time to plan for your child’s summer fun, and Nashville Parent’s premier camp fair is THE place to be to get a jump start. Picture courtesy of Deer Run Camps & Retreats in Thompson’s Station.

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February events in day-by-day order.

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Nashville Opera On Tour goes bilingual around town.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Saturday, Feb. 9 Vanderbilt’s Corner Park, Nashville • Page 64 Celebrate the “Year of the Pig” during this free festival complete with a rippling 60-foot dragon.

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NATIONAL DAYS OF ... Special days to celebrate. Give extra love to your pets on Feb. 20!


TEDDY BEAR CLINIC

Saturday, Feb. 23 Nashville Zoo, Nashville Page 78 Following the grand opening of the new Veterinary Center, kids can bring their teddy bears for a routine checkup with the zoo’s veterinary staff along with hands-on activities.

OUR KIDS SOUP SUNDAY

Sunday, Feb. 24 Nissan Stadium Club Level West, Nashville Page 78 Face painting, balloon animals and sports mascots are among the fun for kids. Plus, you can sample soups from 50 local restaurants.

SESAME STREET LIVE! LET’S PARTY

Sunday, Feb. 24 Bridgestone Arena Nashville Page 78 Join Big Bird, Super Grover, Elmo, Cookie Monster and more furry pals for the furriest shindig on the world’s most popular street.

BARE BRANCHES FESTIVAL

Saturday, Feb. 16 A New Leaf, Nashville • Page 71 This nature-themed festival with a sustainability focus features lots of outdoor activities for kids of all ages.

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The Wizard of Oz comes to TPAC for a magical theater experience.

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Nashville Parent’s 23rd Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair.

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Take in a show on a stage near you.

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Band Winter Concert

615-786-0186 academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com

All ages. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7 p.m. $10. Enjoy an evening of music when the 5 Points Band plays the tunes of Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and others.

N Abigail’s Party

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N FREE Anansi the Spider

615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org

annual fundraiser for Junior Achievement features a masked wine tasting, silent auction, entertainment, food and more.

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serve Hike (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 8+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Lace up your boots and put on your gloves to traverse the ridges and valleys of the newest trail.

R Cabaret the Musical

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

R Chinese New Year 615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 3 - 12. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. Fridays & Saturdays, Feb. 1 - 16 at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Wishing Chair Productions presents this colorful marionette and hand and rod puppet play based on the African tales of a tricky spider who uses cleverness to achieve his wishes.

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 3 - 6 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Celebrate the Year of the Pig with crafts and snacks.

N Antiques

Ages 10 months - 3 years. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 9 - 9:45 a.m. or 10 - 10:45 a.m. $15. Parents and tots can explore activities that inspire imagination while creating art and getting messy.

& Garden Show

615-352-1282 antiquesandgardenshow.com All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Fri - Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $25 adults (run of show), free ages 12 & younger. More than 150 dealers are on site, and you can see designs by master gardeners, attend lectures and more.

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for Biztown

615-383-9500 janash.com

Ages 21+. Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, 120 Powell Place, Nashville. 6 - 10 p.m. $30 plus three bottles of the same wine per team. This

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Creative Play

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Friday (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 1 - 10. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. $15. Kids and parents can make art together using different media.

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p.m. Explore dozens of art galleries in downtown Franklin.

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N Ghost

615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N Grand Ole Opry 800-733-6779 opry.com

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 7 p.m. $45 - $110. Enjoy classic and contemporary country artists.

R Julius Caesar

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

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Movers and Shakers (Register)

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1 - 3. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Every Wed & Fri 10:30 - 11 a.m. $3. This class focuses on playing with others, gross motor skills and having fun.

R KidFIT: Twist

and Shout (Register)

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Every Wed & Fri 11:05 - 11:45 a.m. $3. Run, jump and play while learning skills like balance, coordination, listening and taking turns.

W FREE LEGO

Mania (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/departments/library Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Unleash creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

615-815-6015 franklinartscene.com

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Adults. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. 7 p.m. $100. A night of dinner, dancing, live music, auctions and more benefitting Sherry’s Run, Wilson County’s largest grassroots cancer fundraising effort.

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615-406-0382 southernmotorsports.net

All ages. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $15 - $20 adults, free ages 10 & younger. A variety of trucks and tractors show their power.

Matinee

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All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. Every Tue - Fri 3:30 p.m. $8. Explore science through experiments and discovery.

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code is 13270

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

Preschool Art Club (Register)

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Ages 3.5 - 6. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Fridays, Feb 1 - 22 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. $39. Educational art experiences using a variety of media.

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

N Tennessee Boat

Night of Fun (Register)

All ages. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. 6 - 8 p.m. $25 per couple, $10 each additional child. A night of dancing with a DJ and commemorative photo ops.

N Mozart, Mendelssohn & Schumann

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Fri - Sat 8 p.m. $20 - $80. The Nashville Symphony performs music by three of history’s greatest composers.

W On Golden Pond

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N Pygmalion

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N Secondhand Wings See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

All ages. Various locations. 6 - 9

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& Fishing Expo

615-867-7007 tnboatexpo.com

All ages. Wilson County Expo Center, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. Fri 12 - 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 12 - 4 p.m. $10 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Check out the hottest new boats, view the antique lure display, attend seminars, win hourly door prizes and shop from top boat and tackle vendors.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 5 & younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. $3. Follow directions, work together and learn body part recognition.


N FREE Anansi the Spider

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N FREE Animal

Tracks (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 6 - 10. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 9 - 10 a.m. Learn how to find and follow animal tracks.

N Antiques

& Garden Show

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N FREE Bells Bend

Mountain Bike Ride (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 10+. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Find out if mountain biking is something you’d like to pursue on this beginners ride. Bring your own bike and helmet or borrow the center’s equipment.

N Belmont

Bruins Basketball

615-460-2255 belmontbruins.com

All ages. Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 5 p.m. $6 - $13. Versus UT Martin.

N FREE Black History Month: African American Family History & Genealogy

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn how to discover your family’s roots.

R FREE Black History Past, Present and Future at Bradley

615-895-2672 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Celebrate African-American culture through displays of inventions, music, food and history.

R FREE Black History N Family Program: Past, Present and Future at Patterson

Chinese New Year Rattle Drums

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

All ages. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 3 - 5 p.m. Celebrate African-American culture through displays of inventions, music, food and history.

Ages 4+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1 - 2 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn about the Chinese New Year and make a rattle drum.

N FREE Children’s Author Event

615-953-2243 parnassusbooks.net All ages. Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. 2 - 3 p.m. Children’s science writer Heather L. Montgomery discusses and signs her latest books, Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill and Little Monsters of the Ocean: Metamorphosis Under the Waves.

N Crafternoon Family Valentine’s Workshop (Register)

615-258-5569 arworkshop.com/nashville

All ages. AR Workshop Nashville, 2022-A Lindell Ave., Nashville. 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $14 - $75.50. Make a specialty wooden Valentine’s block or choose from several other projects.

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R Father-Daughter Dance

615-793-3224 All ages. Roy Waldron Elementary School, 125 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne. 2 - 4 p.m. $5 per couple at the door. Girls and their dads (or other male relatives) can enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, desserts and a photo booth.

N FREE First

Saturday Art Crawl

615-256-2805 nashvilledowntown.com/ events/first-saturday-art-crawl All ages. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 6 - 9 p.m. Twenty-five art galleries in the downtown area host receptions and art openings.

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Flatbreads Kids’ Class (Register)

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

All ages. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. 3:30 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $25 per couple, $10 each additional child. Fathers and their little girls can enjoy a night out dancing while a DJ spins music and posing for commemorative photos.

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $50. Make caprese flatbread with balsamic glaze, barbecue chicken and gouda flatbread, chocolate ganache pies and lemon-mint soda.

N Drop-In Art Class 615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

Ages 4 - 8. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. $15. Explore various mediums and create original works of art.

N Drop-In

Creative Play

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Feb. 1.

N FREE Groundhog Day Waddle (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Walk around the lake in hopes of seeing a plump little friend.

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Mommies and their little boys can enjoy a “date” night together with music, dancing and fun photo ops. Register.

W STOP, DROP & DECORATE: VALENTINE’S LOVE CHALET Sugar Drop, Brentwood Tuesday, Feb. 5 sugardrop.com

Ages 4+ can turn a pre-assembled gingerbread house into a Valentine’s chalet using buttercream and assorted candies. Register.

N VALENTINE’S DANCE

South Inglewood Community Center, Nashville Friday, Feb. 8 rosebankmomsclub@gmail.com

MOMS Club of East Nashville-Rosebank hosts and afternoon of dancing with your little ones, Valentine crafts, a photo booth and bake sale. Donations taken at the door.

N PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: VALENTINE’S DAY

Richland Park Library, Nashville Monday, Feb. 11 nashvillepubliclibrary.org Ages 3 - 6 can hear stories of love while making their own Valentine’s Day cards.

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Ages 18+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 6 - 9 p.m. $50. Work with image blocks and ink to create a design you can hand-print onto paper, a tote bag or T-shirt.

FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register) 615-269-7800 homedepot.com

Ages 5 - 12. Find locations at the website. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Celebrate love and kindness by making a heart candy box.

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All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages

2 - 12. See the full power of interactive technologies and their capabilities through choreographed dances with members of Nashville Ballet.

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Life in the Cold

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Discover the survival skills and adaptations of local wildlife in winter.

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore the book Last Stop on Market Street then create a bus with riders like the one in the story.

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615-893-4131 rclstn.org

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org

Ages 4 - 12. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. Have fun building and creating with LEGO blocks.

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 - 11 a.m. Meet the center’s resident animals while learning about their natural history.

All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 12 - 3 p.m. Participate in (or just listen to) a complete reading of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

N Mozart, Mendels-

R Southern Invita-

Jr. Maker

N FREE LEGO Mania 615-862-5871 library.nashville.org

Ages 5 - 12. Southeast Branch Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Have fun creating masterpieces from LEGO bricks.

W FREE LEGOS in the Library

615-595-1250 wcpl.ss9.sharpschool.com All ages. Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin. 3 - 4:30 p.m. Build with LEGO and Duplo blocks.

SPOTLIGHT:

the Animals

sohn & Schumann

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Mystic Mermaids Breakfast (Register)

615-514-3474 aquariumrestaurants.com

All ages. Aquarium Restaurant, 516 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. 8:30 - 10 a.m. $18.99 adults, $15.99 ages 3 - 10, free ages 2 & younger. Enjoy a variety of breakfast foods, watch the Mystic Mermaids perform in the 200,000-gallon tank, get pictures with the mermaids and receive a discount in the gift shop.

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

Nashville Opera On Tour

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

E

ach year, Nashville Opera on Tour brings a production just for youngsters to various locations in the community. This year, Nashville Opera presents its first bilingual children’s opera, Bear Hug/Abrazo de Oso. It tells the story of four bears from different countries and how they discover they are more alike than unalike. The show includes music from traditional Spanish Operas. The first show on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Opera Center is a sensory-friendly performance requiring advance registration. Catch the show at one of these locations (free unless otherwise noted): • Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.: Noah Liff Opera Center, Nashville • Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10 & 11:30 a.m.: Williamson County Library, Franklin • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m.: Nashville Zoo (gate fee required) • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m.: Donelson Library • Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m.: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville • Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.: Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville • Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m.: Edmondson Library, Nashville • Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m.: Casa Azafran, Nashville For more info, call 615-832-5242 or visit nashvilleopera.org/bear-hug.

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Dallas Stars.

R Outdoor Skills School (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Allowed

tional Indoor Truck & Tractor Pull

See Friday, Feb. 1.

Special Needs Jump gotjump.com/tennessee

All ages. JumpStreet locations in Franklin, Goodlettsville & Murfreesboro. 9 - 11 a.m. $8 ages 4+, $4 ages 3 & younger. Children with special needs can enjoy a private hour of jumping on trampolines and playing on the equipment with the second hour open to the public.

N Super Science

Saturday: Build It

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. Discover how engineers impact everyday life through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

R FREE Teen Matinee 615-893-4131 rclstn.org

Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 10 a.m. $3. Learn all-weather hiking basics.

Ages 12 - 18. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 2 p.m. Enjoy popcorn and a movie.

N Pinocchio

N Tennesee Boat & Fishing Expo

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Roller Derby

N The Glenn Miller

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 5:30 p.m. $7 - $15. The Nashville Rollergirls hosts this preseason double-header that includes the Music City All Stars and Music City Brawl Stars.

615-782-4040 tpac.org

nashvillerollerderby.com

Orchestra

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7 - 9:30 p.m. $56 - $80. More than 20 singers and musicians present timeless classics like “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade.”

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N FREE The WHOLE

R Feed

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Enjoy groundhog-related activities along with Chinese New Year fun, plus a pickin’ party.

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 3 p.m. $2. Make birdfeeders for our feathered friends.

Hog (Register)

R Winter

Survival (Register)

615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 10+. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna. 1 - 3 p.m. $2. Learn outdoor survival strategies for wintertime, including shelter building, cooking and more.

SUN 3 N Antiques

& Garden Show

See Friday, Feb. 1.

R FREE Chinese New Year Celebration

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 1 - 5 p.m. Celebrate the “Year of the Pig” while exploring Chinese art, music, dance and more.

N Drop-In Art Class 615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

the Birds (Register)

N FREE Play and Learn

615-862-5863 library.nashville.org Ages 2 - 7. Green Hills Branch Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. Every Sun 2 - 4:30 p.m. and Wed 3 - 6 p.m. Drop in and play carefully selected games with your children.

N PRINT IT:

Become an Action Figure (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. $15 members, $20 non-members. Explore 3D printing technologies as you learn how to 3D scan yourself using a “hacked” Kinect, and use 3D software to create an action figure avatar of yourself to 3D print.

N PRINT IT: Build-aBot Workshop (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 4 - 13. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Ages 4 - 8 from 1 - 1:45 p.m., ages 9 - 13 from 2 - 3 p.m. $15. Explore various mediums and create original works of art.

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. $15 members, $20 non-members. Learn about TinkerCAD as you design your own robot for printing.

N FREE Family Pro-

N Tennessee Boat &

gram: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print

615-256-2805 hatchshowprint.com

Ages 5+. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave S., Nashville. 12, 1 & 2 p.m. Learn about letterpress printing while creating letterpress art using carved wood, linoleum and metal block images. Attendance requires a program pass, available 30 minutes prior to each session on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

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Fishing Expo

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MON 4 R FREE Adoption 101 (Register)

615-898-0803 heavensentchildren.com

N Early Explorers 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $10.95 ages 6+, $4.95 ages 5 & younger, $2 planetarium show (discounted admission applies to arrivals prior to 9:40 a.m.). Enjoy breakfast, see a planetarium show, listen to a story and play in the preschool area.

W Learnin’

the Ropes (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13518

Ages 7 - 13. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Mondays, Feb. 4 , 11 & 25 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. $30. Learn the sport of jump rope with instruction in single rope, shared rope, long rope, double dutch and more.

W Mommy

& Me Movement

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com

Ages 0 - 4. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 9:30 - 10 a.m. $8 adults, free for children. Moms, Dads and their little ones can enjoy movement activities.

W FREE Nature Strollers

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org Ages 18 months - 5 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11 a.m. A book reading, songs, games, crafts and a child-friendly hike.

R FREE READing Paws (Register)

615-893-4131 rclstn.org

All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 West Vine St., Murfreesboro. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Kids can sign up to read to Stevie, the reading education assistance dog.

FUN FOR BIG KIDS

THINGS TO DO

Goodlettsville Parks hosts its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, Feb. 2 with two time offerings.

>> Our Valentine-themed picks for ages 6 - 12.

S DADDY

DAUGHTER DANCE

Delmas Long Community Center Goodlettsville Saturday, Feb. 2 goodlettsvilleparks.com

A special “date night” for dads and their girls includes music, dancing and a fun photo booth.

W CARD MAKING WITH VERADA

Williamson County Enrichment Center, Franklin Saturday, Feb. 9 wcparksandrec.com

Ages 9+ can learn the art of paper crafting while making Valentine’s Day cards.

R LOVE LANGUAGES

Outdoor Adventure Center Smyrna Saturday, Feb. 9 townofsmyrna.org

Learn your love language and how to best communicate with those who have a different one. Register.

N VALENTINE’S DAY CUPCAKES & CRAFTS

AR Workshop, Nashville Saturday, Feb. 9 arworkshop.com/nashville

Make a free-standing mini block sign while enjoying Valentine’s Daythemed miniature cupcakes. Register.

N KIDS’ TIME:

VALENTINE’S DAY

Adults. Heaven Sent Adoption, 2604 Merchants Walk, Murfreesboro. 6 - 8 p.m. Explore the adoption process.

Richland Park Library, Nashville Thursday, Feb. 14 nashvillepubliclibrary.org Ages 6 - 12 can make a Valentine’s Day card for a special person.

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THINGS TO DO R Snack Attack! 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 3:30 p.m. $8. Make tasty snacks in the kitchen.

R SPARK!

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. $2 plus $8 gate admission. Hear stories and enjoy related activities.

W Sticky Fingers

Preschool Art Club (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13269 Ages 3.5 - 6. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Mondays, Feb. 4 - 25 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. $39. Educational art experiences using a variety of media.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10:15 - 11 a.m. $3. Learn the basic techniques of tumbling along with improving balance, coordination and overall fitness.

R Winter Science

Camp for Homeschoolers (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 7 - 9. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. Today through Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $75. Explore the worlds of biology, physics, astronomy, chemistry and more through hands-on activities and experiments. Today through Friday.

W Youth Yoga 615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com

Ages 8 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. $4. Learn mindful movement and meditation.

TUE 5 N FREE Adventure Club

615-862-5854 library.nashville.org Grades K - 4. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 4 p.m. Join Ms. Megan for crafts, activities, special guests, movies and more!

N Cooking Class:

Chinese Lunar New Year Feast (Register)

615-942-7169 greendoorgourmet.com

Ages 12+. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville. 6 p.m. $55. Chef Richard Jones leads this class where you’ll learn the secrets of Chinese dishes, including longevity noodles, whole fried fish, lucky seven vegetables and more.

N DCAPPELLA 615-889-3060 ryman.com

Goodlettsville. Tuesdays through April 30 from 1 - 3 p.m. $65. In this 13-week class, students will learn about Laura Ingalls and her family’s joys and struggles as they pioneered the woodlands and prairies of the frontier. The class will read and study the book Little House on the Prairie.

S FREE Music with Miss Shannon

615-452-1722 youseemore.com/gallatinpl Ages 3 - 5. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Songs, music appreciation and learning through playing with musical instruments.

R FREE Nashville Ballet Storytime

615-893-4131 rclstn.org

All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. A Nashville Ballet teaching artist leads kid in movement fun based on Eric Carle’s book, Little Cloud.

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $39.50. Disney’s live a cappella concert.

N Nashville

N Grand Ole Opry

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Phoenix Coyotes.

See Friday, Feb. 1.

R Homeschool PE: Parachute Party (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Learn teamwork by playing games with a parachute.

N FREE KidZone 615-862-5856 library.nashville.org

Ages 5 - 12. Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville. 4:30 p.m. Crafts, games and activities.

S Little House on the Prairie Homeschool Literature Program (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

Grades 4 - 6. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive,

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

W Open Studio

with Kreative Kat (Register)

615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13477 Ages 8+. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 - 26 from 6 - 7 p.m. $40. Learn specific art techniques in different media while creating in an open studio space.

N PRINT IT:

Build-a-Bot Workshop (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. $15 members, $20 non-members. Learn about TinkerCAD as you design your own robot for printing.

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Discover different types of weather with games, stories and activities.

nashvilleparent.com

W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

615-566-5187 musiccityarchery.com

See Monday, Feb. 4.

Ages 7+. Music City Archery, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. $20. Archery instruction with equipment provided and a game at the end. Parents can participate, too.

W Stop, Drop &

W Color Wheels Art

R SPARK!

Decorate: Valentine’s Love Chalet (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Ages 4+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 4 - 5 p.m. $35. Turn a pre-assembled gingerbread house into a Valentine’s chalet using buttercream and candies.

N Toni Braxton

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $29.50 - $150. A night of R&B music.

N Tuesdays for Tots 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Ages 1 - 3. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 & younger. Parent/tot drop-in activities include art and garden fun. Activities change weekly.

R Water Polo

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro. 7 - 8:45 p.m. $3 - $4. Enjoy a night of water polo in the indoor pool.

R Preschool

Program: Weather Wonders (Register)

starting kindergarten in the next school year covers letters of the alphabet with worksheets and show-and-tell fun.

WED 6 S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

615-452-1722 youseemore.com/gallatinpl Age 4. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin. 11 a.m. This class for 4-year-olds

Class (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13280 for 1 - 2 p.m. Registration code: 13277 for 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Ages 5 - 10. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Wednesdays, Feb. 6 - 27. $56. Create art projects through painting, drawing, coloring, printing and sculpting.

N FREE Coloring and Cocoa

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 12 - 4 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of coloring fun and hot beverages. Bring your favorite blanket and pillow to spread out on the floor.

R FREE Critter

Encounter (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org miranda.pewitt@ townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Meet the center’s animals and enjoy nature-based activities.

R Homeschool Class: Historical Tape Weaving (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. Today and Feb. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m. $10 per class. Learn to set up an inkle loom and weave.

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THINGS TO DO Nashville. 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. $12 members, $16 non-members. Learn the basics of circuit design while creating a card to take home.

W FREE Fairview LEGO Club

615-224-6087 wcpl.ss9.sharpschool.com/ fairview_public_library All ages. Fairview Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd., Fairview. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Explore creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY presents “The Music of John Williams,” Feb. 7 - 10, featuring selections from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and other movie favorites.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/mcewen

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin. 9:30 - 10 a.m. Award-winning recording artist Ginger Sands performs music for children.

W Knee-High Natu-

ralist: Backyard Animal Friends (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 10 11:30 a.m. $10 per adult/ child pair, $7 each additional. Learn about wild animals that live at Owl’s Hill, and meet one of the resident animals.

N FREE Play and Learn

See Sunday, Feb. 3.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Feb. 4.

R Wild Things

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1 - 4 with a parent. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9:30 a.m. $3. This nature-themed program includes songs, crafts, hikes and other activities.

THU 7 S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

W Be Our Valentine: Chocolate Kids’ Class (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Ages 8+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 4 5:30 p.m. $40 - $40. Learn to create a cotton candy “cocktail” along with a variety of chocolate creations.

S Bowen Buddies:

Earth Rocks (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

Ages 6 - 7. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. This class includes a craft and hands-on activity with an educational theme.

N FREE Crayon Kids 615-862-5854 library.nashville.org

Ages 3 - 5. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 10:15 a.m. Join Ms. Katie Sue for crafty fun.

N DESIGN IT: Paper Circuits (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd.,

N FREE Harry Potter Book Night

615-353-2595 mckaybooks.com All ages. McKay’s, 636 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This “Hogwarts” themed evening includes games, activities, prizes, sorting hat fun and more. Prizes will be given in three age categories in the costume contest (kids, teens, adults).

N Kiss Me, Kate

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

W Mr. Bond’s Science Guys Engineering Club (Register)

615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13484 Ages 5 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. Thursdays, Feb. 7 - 28 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. $50. Design bridges, create robots and test out circuitry with DIY dough circuits.

R MTSU Blue

Raiders Basketball

615-898-5261 goblueraiders.com

All ages. Murphy Center, 1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro. 6:30 p.m. $15 . Versus Charlotte.

N Nashville

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Dallas Stars.

S Pioneer Pals:

Llama Llama Mad at Mama (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Enjoy a story, snack, hands-on activity, songs and more while learning letters and numbers.

S Sense and Sensibility

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

S Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N The Music

of John Williams

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

W Young Rem-

brandts Cartooning Class (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13640

Ages 8 - 14. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Thursdays, Feb. 7 - 28 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. $60. Learn how to personify animals, transforming them into cartoon characters.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

615-907-2251 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 15. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro. 4:30 - 6 p.m. $3. Learn to bump, set and spike while coaches give instruction on every aspect of the game.

FRI 8 W Always ... Patsy Cline

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N FREE Anansi the Spider

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m. $50 - $152. Nashville Symphony celebrates America’s legendary film composer.

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Topdog/Underdog

N FREE Between

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N Attitude:

Lucy Negro Redux

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

the Layers Exhibit Opening

S FREE Tween Time

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

Ages 9 - 12. Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville. 5:30 p.m. Crafts, games and snacks.

All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Beyond the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts highlights the state’s quilt artistry and the stories embedded in them across more than two centuries. The exhibit runs through May 27.

615-824-0656 youseemore.com/hendersonville

N TWISTER Community Event (Register)

House Concert

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/twister

R FREE Boro

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $30. Lindsay Ell, Gabe Dixon and others perform.

Grades 9 - 12. Maplewood High School, 401 Walton Lane, Nashville, and McGavock High School, 3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville. 6:30 - 10 p.m. $10. Participate in two hands-on STEAM presentations.

615-904-2787 boroarts.org

615-782-4040 tpac.org

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Art Crawl

All ages. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. View art in more than 15 local galleries.

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N Drop-In

Creative Play

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Feb. 1.

N FREE Hill Forest After School (Register)

ing of love birds.

W FREE Star Party 615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Observe celestial features through a variety of telescopes.

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

N The Music

Ages 8+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 4 - 6 p.m. Explore the valleys and ridges of the undisturbed Hill Forest.

See Thursday, Feb. 7.

N FREE Night

Hike (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Hear the call of the wild while exploring and listening for animals of the night.

R Over the River and Through the Woods

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

R Parents’ Night Out (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

Ages 4 - 12. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 5:30 - 9 p.m. $20 first child, $15 siblings. Drop the kids off for a movie, dinner, educational games and more while you enjoy an evening to yourself.

N FREE Proctor

Barn Tour (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 10 - 11 a.m. Learn the history behind the barn while looking at its renovations.

R Singin’ in the Rain See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

R Smyrna Strokes:

Love Birds (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

of John Williams

N The Wizard of Oz See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N TobyMac

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $21.35 - $85. A night of Christian hip hop.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Tuesdays with Morrie

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N Valentine’s Dance 615-862-8452 rosebankmomsclub@gmail. com

All ages. South Inglewood Community Center, 1624 Rebecca St., Nashville. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Donations taken at the door. MOMS Club of East NashvilleRosebank hosts this afternoon of dancing and crafts along with a photo booth and bake sale.

N Vanderbilt Track Indoor Invitational

615-343-2760 vanderbilt.edu/spirit/campsclinics All ages. Vanderbilt Recreation Center, 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville. Fri 4:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5. Teams from the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten Conference compete in the final indoor track meet of the season.

SAT 9 N FREE Anansi the Spider

See Friday, Feb. 1.

S Backyard Bird

Detective (Register)

615-425-3706 tnstateparks.com/parks/ bledsoe-creek

Ages 5 - 11. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin. 1 - 2 p.m. $20. Learn how your family can take part in The Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 16 - 19), then join Ranger Smith for a bird-inspired scavenger hunt. Each participant takes home an eastern blue bird nesting box.

N FREE Bird-Friendly Coffee Social

See Saturday, Feb. 2.

N FREE Black History Month: Echoes of My Sisters’ Voices

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 4 - 5 p.m. Explore the lives of enslaved women through music, poetry, storytelling and narrative.

W Card Making with Varada (Register)

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13557 Ages 9+. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $25. Learn the art of paper crafting while making Valentine’s Day cards.

N FREE Chinese

New Year Celebration

615-385-9341 chineseartsalliance.org

All ages. Vanderbilt University’s Corner Park, 2100 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. 12 - 3 p.m. The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville hosts this festivity that includes a parade with a 60foot rippling dragon, professional jugglers, live music, dancing, children’s arts and crafts, piglet adoptions and more.

Ages 14+. Smyrna Train Depot, 98 Front St., Smyrna. 6 - 8 p.m. $10. Create a silhouette paint-

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NATIONAL DAYS OF ...

THINGS TO DO

Celebrate your furry family members on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

>> A day for this, a day for that! FRIDAY, FEB. 1

Bubble Gum Day

SATURDAY, FEB. 2 Groundhog Day

MONDAY, FEB. 4

Homemade Soup Day

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 Frozen Yogurt Day

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

Send a Card to a Friend Day

SATURDAY, FEB. 9 Pizza Day

MONDAY, FEB. 11 Make a Friend Day

MONDAY, FEB. 11

Peppermint Patty Day

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 Valentine’s Day

FRIDAY, FEB. 15 Gumdrop Day

SUNDAY, FEB. 17

Random Acts of Kindness Day

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 Love Your Pet Day

MONDAY, FEB. 25

Chocolate Covered Nut Day

SATURDAY, FEB. 26

Seed Swap Day

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 Retro Day

THURSDAY, FEB. 28 Tooth Fairy Day

Source: nationaldaycalendar.com

nashvilleparent.com


THINGS TO DO S Clean Comedy for a Cause

615-452-5692 palacetheatergallatin.com Ages 18+. The Palace Theatre, 146 N. Water Ave., Gallatin. 8 - 10 p.m. $20 - $25. Bettina J. Sellers and Miss Gayle present a night of humor. Proceeds benefit homeless veterans and survivors of domestic abuse.

N Cupid’s Chase

615-885-1099 comop.org/cupidschase All ages. Shelby Park, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 7 a.m. $30 in advance, $40 race day. Runners, joggers, walkers and strollers can participate in this 5K supporting people with disabilities.

N Dawes

615-889-3060 ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $39.50 - $49.50. A night of folk rock.

N DESIGN IT: DIY

Video Game Design (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. $12 members, $16 non-members. Learn the basics of video game design with Bloxels and the Innovation Incubator.

W Doll Hair Salon

Spectacular (Register)

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 9 - 10 a.m. $25. Learn new tricks to style your doll’s hair with insider tips from professional stylists, plus get hair accessories. Crafts and treats follow.

N Drop-In Art Class See Saturday, Feb. 2.

N Drop-In

Creative Play

See Saturday, Feb. 2.

N FREE Emerald

Ash Borer Program (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 13+. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. Ash trees are in danger, and you can learn how to identify and protect them.

W Enchanted Eve-

ning: Daddy-Daughter Dance (Register)

615-224-6087 wcpl.ss9.sharpschool.com/ fairview_public_library Registration code: 13577

Ages 4 - 12. Fairview Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd., Fairview. 6 - 8 p.m. $18 per couple, $12 each additional girl. This special night for girls and their dads includes live entertainment, dancing with a DJ, cookies and punch, and a commemorative photo.

N FREE Film Screening: Planet Earth (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 12 - 2 p.m. Enjoy a screening of the awardwinning nature documentary series.

N Gnu Tales

615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club All ages. Third Coast Comedy, 1310 Clinton St., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. $10 for the whole family. This improv comedy show for kids includes lots of audience participation.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Feb. 1.

N

FREE Green Hills Reading PAWS (Register) 615-862-5863 library.nashville.org

All ages. Green Hills Branch Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. 1 - 3:15 p.m. Cuddle up with a canine friend who will listen to you read. Bring your own book or choose one from the library.

W Guided

Hike Day (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $8. Embark on a guided hike with three types from which to choose: Family (for those with young children), Moderate and Challenging.

N FREE Love Notes

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

W Mike Super 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 4 & 8 p.m. $35 - $55. A night of magic and illusions with audience participation.

N FREE iSpy:

R MTSU Blue

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

615-898-5261 goblueraiders.com

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Collect leaf litter to discover hibernating macroinvertebrates.

All ages. Murphy Center, 1301 E Main St., Murfreesboro. 6 p.m. $15. Versus Old Dominion.

W FREE JC Penney

Detectives: Winter Edition (Register)

Under the Leaves

Kids Zone

615-771-7743 coolspringsgalleria.com All ages. CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 10 - 11 a.m. Design a Valentine card.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore how the hearts and arrows for Valentine’s Day come from Greek culture, then make a mosaic Valentine heart.

N FREE LEGO Mania See Saturday, Feb. 2.

N Lightning 100’s Chocolate Affair

615-891-1781 chocolateaffairnashville.com Ages 21+. Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St., Nashville. 7 - 10 p.m. $35. Food, drinks, music, chocolate and more benefiting MusiCares.

R FREE Love

Languages (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 3 - 6 p.m. Learn your love language and how to best communicate with those who have a different one than yours.

Raiders

N FREE Nature 615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 2 p.m. Learn how some animals adapt to colder temperatures, and look for clues to learn how and where animals hibernate.

R Outdoor Skills School (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 10 a.m. $3. Learn backpacking basics.

R Princess Day 615-893-0022 oaklandsmansion.org

All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10. Little girls can wear their favorite princess dress while exploring the Wedding Dresses exhibit.

N Repticon repticon.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5 - $12. This reptile show features live animal presentations, educational workshops, exotic pet sales and multiple vendors.

N Second Saturday 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12, $9 planetarium show ($5 each additional show). Explore more than 175 hands-on exhibitions before, during and after the lineup or live shows, documentary-style full-dome features and laser shows.

N Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Music

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 11 a.m. $22. In this Nashville Symphony Family Series sensory-friendly show, the orchestra’s music goes missing, so Sherlock is on the case and everyone’s a suspect. Arrive one hour early for free hands-on activities.

N Sixth Annual

Science Spectacular (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 10 a.m. Donations will be taken at the door to benefit the center’s free programming throughout the year. Mr. Bond’s Science Guys present hands-on science demonstrations.

S The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Sensory-Friendly Screening

615-451-9500 ncgmovies.com

All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin. 10 a.m. $6.56. Enjoy a screening of The Lego Movie 2 with softer sound, lights not as dim and no previews. Plus, kids are free to make noise and run around the theater.

N The Music

of John Williams

See Thursday, Feb. 7.

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THINGS TO DO W Valentine’s

R Wildlife

R FREE Youth

615-538-6113 homesteadmanor.com

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

615-893-4131 rclstn.org

Adults. Homestead Manor, 4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station. 5:30 - 10 p.m. $75 - $95. Enjoy a communitystyle dinner, desserts and a fondue fountain. Afterward, Dare2Dance hosts dance instruction.

Ages 13+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 11 a.m. $15. An instructor teaches a step-bystep painting process while you create a wildlife/nature-themed work of art.

Ages 8 - 12. Linebaugh Library, 105 West Vine St., Murfreesboro. 9:30 a.m. The Middle Tennessee Magic Club leads this group where kids can learn magic tricks and illusions.

Dance (Register)

Painting (Register)

Magic Group

N A Conversation

N Valentine’s Day

Cupcakes and Crafts (Register)

SUN 10 with Bob Woodward

615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $39.50 - $69.50. Demetria Kalodimos moderates an evening of conversation with the veteran Washington reporter of 46 years.

Hot HAPPENIN’

615-258-5569 arworkshop.com/nashville

All ages. AR Workshop Nashville, 2022-A Lindell Ave., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. or 12 - 1 p.m. $14 - $20. Make a free-standing mini block sign while enjoying mini cupcakes.

615-244-9001 tcry.org

All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. $21 - $85. Ride the rails to Watertown while a murder mystery play unfolds.

Walk & Treat (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov Ages 7+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Look for winter waterfowl then celebrate National Pizza Day.

N Dawes

See Saturday, Feb. 9.

N DESIGN IT: Paper Circuits (Register)

N FREE LEGO Club 615-862-5854 library.nashville.org

The Wizard of Oz

615-322-4653 vucommodores.com

N FREE Waterfowl

with the Stars Live!

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

See Sunday, Feb. 3.

Commodores Men’s Basketball

Indoor Invitational

N Dancing

N Drop-In Art Class

N Vanderbilt

See Friday, Feb. 8.

All ages. Lucky Bamboo China Bistro, 5855 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. 5 - 8 p.m. $85. The Chinese Arts Alliance hosts a 10-course banquet with a silent auction and traditional Chinese lion dance.

Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. $12 members, $16 non-members. Learn the basics of circuit design while creating a card to take home.

Murder Mystery Excursion Train

N Vanderbilt Track

Ten-Course Banquet

615-397-7375 chineseartsalliance.org

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

N Valentine’s Day

All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. S., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $25. Versus Alabama.

N Chinese New Year

Feb. 8 - 10

Crossville, Tenn., native Katherine Walker Hill stars as “Glinda” in this beloved musical coming to TPAC.

“A

t the end of the day, good storytelling is timeless,” says Katherine Walker Hill, reflecting on the immense longevity of the beloved story, The Wizard of Oz. “It speaks to everyone; it’s multigenerational,” she adds. Hill plays both Glinda and Aunt Em in the stage musical at TPAC this month. This stage adaptation is based on the beloved 1939 movie starring Judy Garland. “If you love technical theater, this is the show to see,” says Hill. From the infamous twister and lots of flying to

the melting of the Wicked Witch, Hill says the show’s scenic design and special effects are “amazing and magical.” Kids are naturally drawn toward the timeless story. “It’s a great first opportunity to introduce a child to theater, and I hope kids leave with a sense of magic,” Hill says. Showtimes are Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 - $70. Call 615-782-4040 or visit tpac. org.

Ages 4+. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 3 - 4 p.m. Imagine, think and build something awesome with LEGO blocks.

R Make Your Own

Valentine’s Chocolate (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 3 p.m. $2. Customize your fillings and take home sweet treats.

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 11:30 a.m. $22 - $195. Versus the St. Louis Blues.

Read our full interview with Katherine Walker Hill at nashvilleparent.com. (turn to page 68)

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ADVENTURE

RESTAURANT GROUP TOURS EDUCATION PROGRAMS BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS GROUP MENUS GIFT SHOP

OPRY MILLS MALL 353 OPRY MILLS DR. Nashville, TN 37214 • 615-514-3000

Rainforestcafe.com

DANCE THROUGH

RESTAURANT Opry Mills • Exit 11 Off Briley Parkway 615.514.3474 • aquariumrestaurants.com

H A LF D AY C A MP S ( A G E S 3 - 5 ) FU LL D AY C A MP S ( A G E S 6 - 1 0 ) June 3- 7 | Peter & the Wolf June 10- 14 | Little Red Riding Hood June 17- 21 | Peter & the Wolf

SUMMER

S U MME R C LA S S E S ( A G E S 2 + ) June 3 - A ugus t 3

CAMPS & CLASSES FILLING UP! Enroll at nashvilleballet.com/camps or call (615) 297-2966 x910.

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THINGS TO DO W FREE Newsies Youth Auditions

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com alison.worden@williamsontounty-tn.gov Ages 7 - 18. Freedom Middle School, 750 New Hwy. 96 W., Franklin. 1 - 5 p.m. Williamson Parks & Rec’s youth theater program mounts Disney’s Newsies this spring (May 2 - 4), and kids can try out for roles today.

N NWHL

All-Star Weekend

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 2:45 p.m. $23.45. The National Women’s Hockey League presents all-star matches, including players from the gold medalwinning U.S. Olympic team.

N FREE Play and Learn

See Sunday, Feb. 3.

N Repticon

See Saturday, Feb. 9.

N Romance in the Stars (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Grades K - 6. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 5 - 5:45 p.m. $55 members, $65 non-members. Experience how makers view the world and how they help us make progress.

N The Music

of John Williams

See Thursday, Feb. 7.

N FREE Vanderbilt

N Family Monday 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $12 covers your entire family. Enjoy a bilingual storytime in English and Spanish, family tours and hands-on fun in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery.

W Mommy

& Me Movement

See Monday, Feb. 4.

N National Geo-

graphic Live Speaker Series: Point of No Return with Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $40. Hear the story of leading a National Geographic team on a harrowing journey to the summit of Myanmar’s Hikakabo Razi.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, Feb. 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 4.

W The Establishment 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 7 p.m. $15 $25. A night of big band music.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Feb. 4.

W Youth Yoga See Monday, Feb. 4.

615-322-4653 vucommodores.com

TUE 12

All ages. Vanderbilt Stadium, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville. 1 p.m. Versus Wagner.

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

Commodores Lacrosse

N A Bronx Tale

MON 11

N FREE Adventure

N Early Explorers

R FREE All Access

See Monday, Feb. 4.

Club

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Special needs families can enjoy the center’s exhibits and programs after hours.

N Angie Thomas (Register)

615-953-2243 parnassusbooks.net Ages 13+. War Memorial Auditorium, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 6:15 p.m. admission fee includes book. New York Times best-selling writer Angie Thomas presents her new book, On the Come Up.

enjoy interactive, nature-based activities.

615-925-2467 robothinkmiddletn.com Registration deadline is Feb. 11 at 10 p.m.

N Grand Ole Opry

(Register)

Ages 7 - 12. Charlie Daniels Park Community Center, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet. Tuesdays, Feb. 12 - March 5 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. $110. This four-week academically oriented STEM program focuses on robotics and coding for budding, young engineers. No prior experience required.

N Grand Ole Opry

R SPARK!

R Homeschool

N Tuesdays for Tots

See Friday, Feb. 1.

Program: Birds of a Feather (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Learn about feathered creatures prior to the Great Back Yard Bird Count.

N FREE KidZone See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

S FREE Music

with Miss Shannon

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Detroit Red Wings.

R Preschool

Program: My Valentine! (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Enjoy counting and matching activities, a heart craft and science experiment with secret messages.

Night (Register)

See Monday, Feb. 1.

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

R Water Polo See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

N FREE Woodcock Watch (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 13+. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 5 - 6:30 p.m. Join naturalists for a night of woodcock watching during their breeding season.

WED 13 S FREE ABC Club (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

N Brothers Osborne 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $29 - $49. A night of country music.

R FREE Critter

Encounter (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org miranda.pewitt@townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Meet the center’s animals and

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Discovery Center, 502

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N Robotics for Kids

nashvilleparent.com

See Friday, Feb. 1.

R High School Musi-

cal Jr. Youth Auditions

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 12 - 17. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Ages 12 - 14 are from 5 - 6:30 p.m. and ages 15 - 17 are from 6:30 p.m. until finish. Free to audition; those cast must pay the $25 annual Perform Murfreesboro fee. Try out for a part in Perform Murfreesboro’s upcoming musical production. Audition consists of a monologue and song.

R Homeschool

Program: Birds of a Feather (Register)

See Tuesday, Feb. 12.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/mcewen

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin. 9:30 - 10 a.m. Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Johnson entertains kids.

W Knee-High Natu-

ralist: Turtle Trekking (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 per adult/child pair, $7 each additional. Meet the resident turtles while learning about turtles that live in Tennessee, then make a turtle craft.

N National Wild

Turkey Federation 42nd Annual Convention & Sport Show

800-843-6983 nwtf.org/convention

All ages. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Prices vary per attraction. A variety of events, competition and entertainment, plus the Family Adventure Village featuring free hands-on conservation education and outdoor skills challenges for kids.


THINGS TO DO N FREE Play and Learn

See Sunday, Feb. 3.

N She Loves Me

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Feb. 4.

N Wild About

Valentines (Register)

615-502-3022 rainforestcafe.com

All ages. Rainforest Cafe, 353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. 5 - 10 p.m. $9.99 for kids, adults order from regular menu. A children’s buffet along with games, crafts, goodie bags, cupcakes and more.

R Wild Things

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

THU 14 Happy Valentine's Day!

S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

S Bowen Buddies; Meet Paul Bunyon (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

R Love Songs

Through the Movies

615-893-1322 fumcm.org

N Valentine’s Day

Sweetheart Zip Tour (Register)

615-297-2250 adventureworks.com

Ages 6 - 7. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. This class includes a craft and hands-on activity with an educational theme.

All ages. First United Methodist Church, 265 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. 7 - 9 p.m. $15 - $40. The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra presents a strings concert featuring wellknown love songs from the silver screen.

R Climbing Club

N Nashville

N Valentine’s Day

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org mike.kraft@townofsmyrna.org

Predators Hockey

Ages 8+. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 4:30 - 6 p.m. $5 - $7. Scale the climbing walls with games and challenges.

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Montreal Canadiens.

N FREE Crayon Kids

Turkey Federation 42nd Annual Convetion & Sport Show

615-862-5854 library.nashville.org

Ages 3 - 5. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 10:15 a.m. Join Ms. Katie Sue for crafty fun.

N Excision Featuring

N National Wild

See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

S Pioneer Pals:

I Love You, Stinky Face (Register)

The Paradox

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $29.50 - $50. A night of dubstep music.

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Enjoy a story, snack, hands-on activity, songs and more while learning letters and numbers.

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com

N Romance in the Stars (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Grades K - 6. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. or 8:30 - 9:15 p.m. $55 members, $65 non-members. Experience how makers view the world and how they help us make progress.

N The Nashville Show

317-598-0012 tailgateantiqueshow.com

BROTHERS OSBORNE bring their country sounds to the Ryman Feb. 13, 15 & 16.

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Thu 12 - 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $12. More than 140 antique dealers show and sell items including furniture, folk art, primitives, industrial artifacts, quilts, pottery, jewelry and more.

Ages 6+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs. 10 a.m., 12 or 2 p.m. $65 per couple. Enjoy a thrilling zipline excursion on nine lines with your special someone.

with Chris Botti

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m. $45 - $135. The Grammy-winning trumpeter joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of romantic favorites.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, Feb. 6.

R High School Musi-

cal Jr. Youth Auditions

See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

W FREE LEGO

Mania (Register)

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Mommy & Me

Llama Cookie Decorating & Tray Workshop (Register)

615-258-5569 arworkshop.com/nashville

All ages. AR Workshop Nashville, 2022-A Lindell Ave., Nashville. 6 - 8:30 p.m. $95 per adult/child pair, $40 each additional child. Design a custom cookie tray then learn the basics of cookie decorating from Laura’s Custom Cookies and Sugar Drop.

N Nashville Golf Show

615-573-4738 nashvillegolfshow.com

See Friday, Feb. 1.

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Fri 12 - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $12 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Exhibitors, contests, a kids’ zone and hands-on activities to get you ready for golf season.

N Brothers Osborne

N National Wild

FRI 15 N FREE Anansi the Spider

See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

N Drop-In

Creative Play

See Friday, Feb. 1.

W Exile

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $37 - $47. A night of pop and country music.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Feb. 1.

N FREE Guided Nature Hike (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd, Ashland City. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Embark on a two-mile guided hike with a park naturalist.

Turkey Federation 42nd Annual Convetion & Sport Show

See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

N The Bomb-itty of Errors

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

W FREE The Great

Backyard Bird Count

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. After brief instruction, head out to gather info on our feathered friends.

N The Nashville Show

See Thursday, Feb. 14.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, Feb. 1.

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SAT 16

N Valentine’s Day with Chris Botti

See Thursday, Feb. 14.

See Friday, Feb. 1.

children. Nature-themed art and science activities, live music, storytelling, workshops and demonstrations, food, crafts, goat yoga, face painting, hikes and more.

N Bare Branches

N FREE Black History

N FREE Anansi the Spider

N FREE Winter Night Hike

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 6 - 8 p.m. Bring a flashlight and hike the Henry Hollow loop with a naturalist.

Festival

615-352-0881 anewleafnashville.org All ages. A New Leaf, 7520 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $10 adults, $6

Month: Archaelogy & Enslaved Communities

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 3 - 4

Hot HAPPENIN’

p.m. This panel discussion focuses on the role of archaeology in the interpretation of enslaved communities at the Hermitage.

N Brothers Osborne See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

N Disturbed

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $48.50 - $83.50. A night of heavy metal music.

N Drop-In Art Class See Saturday, Feb. 2.

N Drop-In

Creative Play

See Saturday, Feb. 2.

R Earth Rocks!

Workshop for Webelos (Register)

Camp Marymount in Fairview.

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks hmoss@murfreesborotn.gov Ages 8 - 10 (any webelos scout). The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $3. Explore the world of geology while learning about the different characteristics of rocks through testing. This workshop covers all requirements for the Earth Rocks! Adventure badge.

Summer Camp Adventure Fair Saturday, Feb. 16

Nashville Parent’s premier camp fair celebrates 23 years! NOW is the time to plan your child’s summer fun.

I

t may seem like a long way off, but summer will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start planning your child’s summer activities. Get a head start on your summer camp search by attending Nasvhille Parent’s 23rd Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair. It takes place Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). Admission is FREE! It’s the premier, top-rated summer camp fair in the Southeast. You can meet representatives from local day camps and residential sleep-away camps spanning the spectrum.

R FREE Family Movie 615-893-4131 rclstn.org

All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. Enjoy a family-friendly movie screening.

N Family Program: You’ll find faith-based camps, traditional camps and specialty camps focusing on athletics, outdoor adventures, the arts, science, animals, education, entrepreneurship and a whole lot more. Discover more than 75 camps at the Summer Camp Adventure Fair. While you’re there, snag some giveaways and register to win free one-week sessions from select camps. Call 615-256-2158, ext. 130, or visit nashvilleparent.com/campfair19.

Hand-Tooled Leather Valentines

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1 - 1:45 p.m. or 2 - 2:45 p.m. $15.95 - $25.95. Explore the history of leatherwork, then design your own hand-tooled leather heart keychain.

W FREE Franklin Jr. Chess Club

615-786-0186 academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com Ages 12 & younger. Academy

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Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 3 - 4:30 p.m. Learn to play chess or take your skills to the next level.

W Geocaching Day (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $10 per person or $36 for a group of four. Use a GPS or smartphone to find hidden geocaches in the woods.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Feb. 1.

R High School Musi-

cal Jr. Youth Auditions

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 12 - 17. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 3 p.m. Free to audition; those cast must pay the $25 annual Perform Murfreesboro fee. Today’s audition is for dance, gymnastic and cheer only.

N Hot Chocolate Race

615-741-5280 hotchocolate5k.com All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville. 7 a.m. $54 for the 5K, $75 for the 15K. Participate in a 5K or 15K benefiting Make-A-Wish. There’s also a kids’ zone with inflatables.

N FREE iSpy:

Birds in My Backyard

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Participate in the Great American Backyard Bird Count by watching for winter residents.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Explore the book Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale then make a craft inspired by the tale of knights and dragons.

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THINGS TO DO

DAILY ACTIVITIES CONTINUE ON PAGE 75.

N ABIGAIL’S PARTY

R CABARET

Verge Theater Company at Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. Fri - Sun 7:30 p.m. $15. New neighbors, good music, bad manners and pineapple in 1970s English suburbia.

Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu - Sun 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. In a late 1920s Berlin nightclub, this musical delves into the turbulent lives of the locals as Germany succumbs to the spread of the Third Reich.

R ALADDIN JR.

N DANCING WITH

Feb. 1 - 17 | Ages 12+ 615-306-6183 thebarbershoptheater.com

Feb. 22 - 24 | All ages 615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Perform Murfreesboro at The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $7.50 adults, $6 youth. The Disney musical about a boy who finds a magic lamp containing a genie who has the power to grant three wishes.

W ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE

Feb. 8 - 24 | All ages 615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com

Studio Tenn at Jamison Theater at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $35 - $90. The musical covering the lifelong friendship of country singer Patsy Cline and Louise Seger.

N ATTITUDE: LUCY NEGRO REDUX Feb. 8 - 10 | Ages 18+ 615-782-4040 | nashvilleballet.com

Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $30 - $82. This world premiere combines dance and spoken word. The production explore the mysterious love life of William Shakespeare through the perspective of the illustrious “Dark Lady” for whom many of his famed sonnets were written. For adult audiences only due to explicit language and mature themes.

N THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS Feb. 15 - March 2 | Ages 10+ act1online.com

Act 1 at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. A hip hop theatrical retelling of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.

N A BRONX TALE

Feb. 12 - 17 | Ages 12+ 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. $30 - $70. This musical takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d like to be. Contains strong language and gunshot effects.

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Feb. 1 - 17 | Ages 13+ 615-893-9825 | mltarts.com

THE STARS LIVE

Sunday, Feb. 10 | All ages 800-733-6779 | opry.com

Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $59.50 - $89. Fan-favroite professional and troupe dancers perform everything from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip hop.

N GHOST

Through Feb. 3 | Ages 10+ 615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat - Sun 2 p.m. $21 adults, $16 children. Castle Crenshaw, aka Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all the wrong reasons. Then he meets an Olympic medalist who sees his unique, raw talent.

R JULIUS CAESAR

Through Feb. 2 | All ages nashvilleshakes.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre, 615 Champion Way, Murfreesboro. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m. $18 - $30. This political thriller tells the story of the assassination of Rome’s charismatic dictator.

$27.50 matinees. This classic Cole Porter musical involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and includes romance, comedy, hijinks and brilliant songs.

N LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO

Thursday, Feb. 21 | All ages 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40 - $75. A troupe of men in drag presents a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form.

N LOVE NOTES

Saturday, Feb. 9 | All ages 615-782-4040 | nashvilleopera.org

Nashville Opera at Noah Liff Opera Center, 362 Redmon St., Nashville. 7 p.m. $30 $55. Mary Ragland Emerging Artists perform music ranging from Bernstein and Hammerstein to Gluck and Gounod, plus the one-act opera Feel the Tango.

W ON GOLDEN POND

Thru Feb. 9 | Ages 10+ 615-791-5007 | pull-tight.com

Pull-Tight Theater, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 students. Family wounds are uncovered and lessons are learned within three generations of a family.

W JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL Feb. 21 - 23 | All ages cytnashville.org

CYT Nashville at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $13 in advance, $14 at the door. Hop on the bus and join Junie B. on her first day of first grade.

N KISS ME, KATE

Feb. 7 - March 9 | Ages 10+ 615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 & 7:30 p.m., Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. plus Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. $16 - $60 evening shows, $19 -

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R OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS Feb. 8 - 24 | Ages 4+ 615-852-8499 springhousetheatre.com

Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children. This musical focuses on the things that make family so messy and yet so wonderful.

N PINOCCHIO

Through Feb. 16 | All ages 615-383-9140 | belcourt.org

Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. Sat 10 a.m. $10. The theatrical adventure of a wooden puppet’s quest to become a real boy.

N PYGMALION

Feb. 1 - 17 | All ages 615-847-0934 lakewoodtheatre.org

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. In this George Bernard Shaw play, a scientist of phonetics bets a linguist he can transform a cockney speaking flower girl into a woman as poised and well-spoken as a duchess.

N SECONDHAND WINGS Thru Feb. 10 | All ages 615-818-7358 thetheaterbug.org

The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sun 7 p.m. $15 adults, $5 students (online tickets). This original production is presented in conjunction with The Rainbow Squad, East Nashville’s first middle school LGBTQ+ group as well as members of the trans community. The show is an allegory about trans youth and centers around a young child’s eagerness to learn the words and meanings for things discovered in the world.

R SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Feb. 8 - 17 | All ages 615-904-2787 boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. This adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Dashwood sisters after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.

S SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Feb. 7 - 16 | All ages actorspointtheatre.com

Actors Point Theatre at GodWhy Church, 100 GodWhy Court, Hendersonville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m.

A BRONX TALE comes to TPAC’s Jackson Hall Feb. 12 - 17. It’s best suited for ages 12 & older due to strong language and gun effects. $13 - $43. This adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Dashwood sisters after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.

S SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Feb. 7 - 24 | Ages 8+ 615-826-6037 | hpactn.com

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville. Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 students. Adam and his six unruly brothers think they know what a woman’s place is and how to keep her there. It takes Adam’s new wife, Milly and six other savvy women to show them who’s the boss.

N SHE LOVES ME

Feb. 13 - 17 | All ages audienceofoneproductions.com

Audience of One at the Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Wed 7 p.m., Thu 6 p.m., Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 adults, $15 ages 3 - 11 (Thu prices are $45 adults, $35 kids and include dinner). Budapest shop employees who are constantly at odds with each other are unaware that each is the other’s secret pen pal through a lonely-hearts ad.

R SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

Feb. 8 - 23 | All ages 615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com

Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. Based on the 1952 film, this musical offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s during the transition from silent films to “talkies.”

N TOPDOG/UNDERDOG

Feb. 7 - 24 | Ages 14+ 615-782-4040 | nashvillerep.org

Nashville Rep at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Wed - Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. (no matinee on Feb. 9), Sun 2:30 p.m. (Feb. 17 & 24 only). $52.50. Torn between morality and pride, two brothers go head to

head to define success for themselves and uncover what it takes to come out on top.

N THE TRIANGLE AND GIRLS

Feb. 22 - 24 | All ages 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org

New Dialect at OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $59. This world-premiere dance production represents the most potent discoveries from a series exploring concepts of human weakness and limitation.

N TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Feb. 8 - 17 | Ages 10+ 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 youth. The autobiographical story of journalist Mitch Albom and his weekly visits with his former college professor that lead to his last class in the meaning of life.

N THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

Feb. 21 - April 7 | Ages 3+ 615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Following performances are Sat - Sun 2 p.m. (no Sunday show on Feb. 24). $21 adults, $16 children. Four Eric Carle classics — Brown Bear, Brown Bear; Mister Seahorse; The Very Lonely Firefly; and The Very Hungry Caterpillar — come to life on stage by a menagerie of 75 puppets.

N THE WIZARD OF OZ Feb. 8 - 10 | All ages 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. $30 - $70. Head down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy and friends in the musical based on the classic TV movie.

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THINGS TO DO N The Nashville

N MAKE IT:

See Friday, Feb. 15.

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Show

N FREE Wild & Weird All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. Embark on a short hike around the bottoms to explore bizarre winter wonders.

Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 3:15 p.m. $12 members, $16 non-members. Explore the basics of circuits, learn more about conductive materials and how you can incorporate them into fabric, then get a crash course on hand-sewing techniques.

S Winter House

N My Fair Lady

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

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Winter Hike (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Concert Series

IGUDESMAN & JOO bring their musical family comedy show to the Schermerhorn on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Adults. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville. 6 - 9 p.m. $50. An evening of song and story featuring Trevor & Sylvie and Jared Hard. Ticket includes craft beer, white wine and heavy hor d’oeuvres.

N FREE Young N FREE LEGO Mania 615-862-5871 library.nashville.org

Ages 5 - 12. Southeast Branch Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Have fun creating masterpieces from LEGO bricks.

R Parents’ Night Out (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

N Nashville

Ages 6 - 13. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 5 - 10 p.m. $5. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities while you celebrate a late Valentine’s date night.

See Friday, Feb. 1.

S FREE Prom

Golf Show

W FREE Nashville

Parent’s 23rd Annual Sumner Camp Adventure Fair

See page 71.

N National Wild

Turkey Federation 42nd Annual Convetion & Sport Show

See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

R Outdoor Skills School (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 10 a.m. $3. Learn outdoor cooking.

Fashion Show

615-859-3458 rivergate-mall.com

All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. See the latest prom fashions available from the mall’s stores.

W Riverbend Kids’ Club

615-468-2008 riverbendnurseries.com All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin. 10 - 11 a.m. $5. Participate in hands-on gardening activities.

W Suzy Bogguss 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $37 - $47. A night of country, swing and Americana music.

Conductive Sewing

Birder’s 4-H Club (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Ages 10 - 18. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. This meeting is for youth interested in taking their appreciation for birds to the next level.

50th Anniversary Screening

All ages. Regal Green Hills, 3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville (also at Hollywood 27 in Nashville and AMC Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin). Today 1 p.m., Wed 3 & 7 p.m. $13.66. See the eight-time Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison back on the big screen with insight from Turner Classic Movies.

N Nashville Golf Show

See Friday, Feb. 15.

N National Wild

Turkey Federation 42nd Annual Convetion & Sport Show

See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

SUN 17 N Charlie Wilson 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $52 - $254.50. A night of R&B and soul music.

N Drop-In Art Class See Sunday, Feb. 3.

N Igudesman & Joo:

A Hilarious Concert of Classical Favorites

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 3:30 p.m. $22 - $73. This theatrical concert features a mashup of comedy and classical music for the entire family.

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N FREE Play and Learn

See Sunday, Feb. 3.

S FREE Sunburst

Mardi Gras Pageant

615-859-3458 rivergate-mall.com mclark15@tampabay.rr.com Ages 0 - 27 girls/ladies, 0 - 4 boys. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 1 p.m. Everyone who participates gets a crown and trophy. Get an info form at the mall or at the e-mail listed.

N Switchfoot 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $30.75 - $50. A night of alternative rock.

N FREE Vanderbilt Tennis Post-Match Youth Clinic

615-322-4653 vucommodores.com

Grades 4 - 8. Currey Tennis Center, 1405 25th Ave. S., Nashville. 12 p.m. Following the Vanderbilt men’s tennis match against Rice, kids can stick around for a tennis clinic with the team.

MON 18 N Early Explorers See Monday, Feb. 4.

W Mommy

& Me Movement

See Monday, Feb. 4.

N Out of School

Days: Art of Guitar (Register)

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org/ outofschooldays Ages 11 - 18. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $65 non-members, $45 members & Community Counts. Learn the history of the guitar and learn a song on guitar, then create a custom leather guitar strap to keep.

N OZ School

Day (Register)

615-350-7200 ozartsnashville.org

Ages 5 - 12. Centennial Performing Arts Studio, 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $60. Kids can explore visual art, theater, music and movement with a nature theme.

R President’s Day Camp: Maker Day (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

Grades K - 4. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $35 members, $40 non-members. Make an edible science experiment, explore the exhibits, play outside and more.

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THINGS TO DO R Snack Attack! See Monday, Feb. 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 4.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Feb. 4

W Youth Yoga See Monday, Feb. 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 4.

N Tesla

615-889-3060 ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $45 - $65. A night of rock music.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 per adult/child pair, $7 each additional. Learn about the special adaptations of snakes that help them survive.

N My Fair Lady

50th Anniversary Screening

See Sunday, Feb. 17.

W FREE Nature

Rangers (Register)

TUE 19

R Water Polo

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

N FREE Adventure

WED 20

Ages 13 - 18. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Study the parks’ ecology using scientific methods. Participants will do hands-on field research using lab techniques and data collection.

Club

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Feb. 1.

R Homeschool PE: Team Building (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Participate in group games and challenges to develop teamwork.

N FREE KidZone See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

N MAKE IT: 3D

Perler Art (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. $12 members, $16 non-members. Learn how to take perler beads into the 3D world.

S FREE Music

with Miss Shannon

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

R Preschool

Program: President’s Day (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Learn about America’s great leaders through history lessons, crafts and more.

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

R FREE Critter

N FREE Play and Learn

See Sunday, Feb. 3.

N Sarah McLachlan

Encounter (Register)

615-889-3060 ryman.com

S Heritage Cooking:

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40.50 - $130. A night of pop/rock music.

See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Back to Basics Homeschool Class (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. Today and Feb. 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. $10 per class. In this two-part class, learn the basics of kitchen safety, first aid, appliances, common cooking terms, abbreviations and equivalents, measurements and more to make chocolate chip cookie dough to take home.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/mcewen

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin. 9:30 a.m. Award-winning family entertainer Mare Wakefield performs.

W Knee-High

Naturalist: SSSSSnakes (Register)

N MAKE IT:

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m. $20 - $90. The Nashville Symphony presents a night of classical music.

Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10:15 a.m. $12 members, $16 non-members. Explore the basics of circuits, learn more about conductive materials and how you can incorporate them into fabric, then get a crash course on handsewing techniques.

Seventh

N Belmont

Bruins Basketball

615-460-2255 belmontbruins.com

All ages. Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 7 p.m. $6 - $13. Versus Eastern Illinois.

S Bowen Buddies:

Grandfather Buffalo (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

Ages 6 - 7. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. This class includes a craft and hands-on activity with an educational theme.

R Climbing Club See Thursday, Feb. 14.

R Tumbleweeds

N FREE Crayon Kids

See Monday, Feb. 4.

N FREE Foliage

(Register)

R Wild Things

See Thursday, Feb. 7.

Hunt (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

THU 21

Ages 13+. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd, Ashland City. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Hike off-trail in search of ephemeral spring flowers.

S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

N FREE ARTlab Teen Studio Night: Encaustic Wax Painting (Register)

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

Ages 13 - 19. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 3:30 - 6 p.m. Check out artwork in the gallery space, discuss art and make an encaustic wax painting.

N I’m With Her 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $30 - $35. A night of Americana music.

W Junie B. Jones the Musical

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N Les Ballets Trock-

adero de Monte Carlo

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature

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N Beethoven’s

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Conductive Sewing

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the L.A. Kings.

W Phil Vassar 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $46 $66. A night of acoustic country music.

S Pioneer Pals: World of Colors (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Enjoy a story, snack, hands-on activity, songs and more while learning letters and numbers.

W FREE Pizza & Pages

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/departments/library Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 - 5 p.m. Enjoy a slice of pizza and an activity tied to books.

N FREE The Emerald

Ash Borer in Nashville (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 6:30 p.m. Learn the clues to identify an ash tree and discuss strategies to save the trees that are still healthy.


THINGS TO DO R Youth Volleyball Class

See Thursday, Feb. 7.

FRI 22 R Aladdin Jr.

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

N FREE Analyzing Amphibians

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Study the lives of the local amphibian population while exploring Vaughn Creek.

N Beethoven’s Seventh

See Thursday, Feb. 21.

N Dierks Bentley 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $34.75 - $69.75. A night of country music.

N Drop-In

E., Smyrna. 5:30 - 8 p.m. $2. Meet an owl, make animal crafts, enjoy treats and watch a live animal show.

N Nashville

N Beethoven’s See Thursday, Feb. 21.

N Family Master-

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7 p.m. $15 - $60. Versus New York City FC.

pieces (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 3+. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 4:30 - 6 p.m. $100 for up to 4 people. Your family can work together using mixed media to create a unique abstract work or art.

N Grand Ole Opry

See “Theater & Dance,” page 72.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

N Make & Model:

N FREE Wildflower

Dan Auerbach: Rat-Rod Motorcyles (Register)

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

Ages 3 - 5. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. 10:30 - 11 a.m. $12 adults, $3 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger. Explore a rock star’s personal motorcycle collection, learn what rat-rod means, then create a related craft project.

N Mike Epps

R Family Fun Night:

Ages 16+. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $57 - $130. A night of stand-up comedy.

Amazing Animals

and Girls

See Friday, Feb. 1.

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

N The Triangle

See Friday, Feb. 1.

Creative Play

See Friday, Feb. 1.

SC Soccer

Bingo (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

Seventh

N Beginning Banjo Workshop: Judds Style (Register)

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 0 11 a.m. & 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties)). Learn banjo basics, including a few chords and Judds songs, in this hands-on workshop.

N Family Fun Labs:

N Belmont

N Fangtastic 5K

Bruins Basketball

Ages 3+. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 1 - 2 p.m. Play a special version of bingo to learn about local wildflowers.

615-460-2255 belmontbruins.com

SAT 23

N FREE Black

N FREE Banjo

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Music and remarks to honor those enslaved at The Hermitage and across the country.

by the Fire (Register)

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 1 - 2 p.m. Learn about the banjo and its history while listening to variety of old songs around a bonfire.

All ages. Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd, Nashville. 5 p.m. $6 - $13. Verus SIU Edwardsville.

History Month: Memorial Service

W Card Making with Varada (Register)

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy.

Registration code: 13558 Ages 9+. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $25. Learn the art of paper crafting while making spring birthday cards.

N Drop-In Art Class See Saturday, Feb. 2.

N Drop-In Creative Play

See Saturday, Feb. 2.

W Enchanted Eve-

ning: Daddy-Daughter Dance (Register)

TINKERING GARAGE is the new hands-on makerspace at Adventure Science Center where kids use real tools and materials to build, create, tinker and innovate. It runs through Sunday, April 7.

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Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. 6 - 8 p.m. $18 per couple, $12 each additional girl. This special night for girls and their dads includes live entertainment, dancing with a DJ, cookies and punch, and a commemorative photo.

615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13578

Ages 4 - 12. Williamson County

Build It

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. Participate in hands-on engineering activities.

615-770-7800 runsignup.com/Race/TN/ Nashville/NashvillePredators5k All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 11 a.m. $40. Gnash leads the way to the finish line during this 5K benefiting the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Ira Glass 615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $27.50 - $57.50. The host and creator of public radio’s This American Life brings his brand-new live show to Music City.

N FREE iSpy: The

Spring Greenhouse

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about the baby plants that will fill the nature center’s garden this spring.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore mosaic art with local artist Sherri Warner Hunter, then make your own art.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE LEGO Mania See Saturday, Feb. 2.

S FREE LEGO Playtime

615-452-1722 youseemore.com/gallatinpl All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Get creative while building with LEGO blocks.

N MAKE IT: 3D

Perler Art (Register)

See Tuesday, Feb. 19.

N Nashville

N Teddy Bear Clinic 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

Ages 10 & younger. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $18 adults, $13 ages 2 - 12. Children can bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for a routine checkup.

R The Fight for Free-

dom: The American Civil War Through the Eyes of the USCT

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 4:30 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Colorado Avalanche.

All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $12 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger. The Army of the Cumberland Living History Corps will be on site to help celebrate Black History month.

R Outdoor Skills

N Yoga Under the

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

School (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 10 a.m. $3. Learn naturalist skills.

N Raccoon Log Ride 615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

All ages. Third Coast Comedy, 1310 Clinton St., Nashville. 10 a.m. $10 for the whole family. This improv comedy show for kids includes lots of audience participation.

N FREE Signs of

Spring on the Burch Reserve (Register)

Stars (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 9 - 10:15 a.m. $17 members, $22 non-members. Enjoy a yoga session in the planetarium with NASA visualizations and 6.5 million stars on the dome.

SUN 24 W Babysitting 101 (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13354

SESAME STREET LIVE! LET’S PARTY comes to Bridgestone Arena for two shows on Sunday, Feb. 24.

R Snack Attack!

N FREE Nashville

& 6 p.m. $20 - $50. Join Big Bird, Super Grover, Cookie Monster, Oscar, Elmo and more furry pals for an interactive party on the world’s most famous street.

See Friday, Feb. 22.

W Tim Menzies

R Tumbleweeds

R Opera

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

See Monday, Feb. 4.

615-898-2493 mtsu.edu/music

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 7 p.m. $30 $45. A night of gospel music.

Murfreesboro. 3 - 6 p.m. $65 adults, $50 ages 16 & younger. Make traditional recipes like schnitzel, strudel and more.

Flea Market

to Broadway

All ages. MTSU’s Hinton Hall, 1439 Faulkinberry Drive, Murfreesboro. 3 p.m. $10 - $15. The Middle Tennessee Choral Society performs works by Verdi, Pucinni, Gershwin and Cole Porter.

N Our Kids Soup Sunday (Register)

615-341-4911 ourkidscenter.com

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Search for early wildflowers, pollinators and other signs of spring as the reserve awakens from winter.

Ages 12 - 16. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 1:15 - 4:30 p.m. $60. Learn what kids of various ages like to do, simple first aid, emergency situation and solutions to common babysitting problems.

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $25 adults, $5 ages 4 - 17. Sample soups from more than 50 local restaurants. Plus, there’s a silent auction, balloon artists, face painters, mascots and more.

R Smyrna Strokes:

N Drop-In Art Class

N FREE Play

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Butterflies (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 8 p.m. $10. Paint a butterfly during this stepby-step lesson.

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R German Food

and Learn

See Sunday, Feb. 3.

Favorites Family Class (Register)

N Sesame Street

All ages. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd.,

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 2

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Live! Let’s Party

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with Ben Isaacs

MON 25 N Early Explorers

See Monday, Feb. 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 4.

(Register)

W Youth Yoga See Monday, Feb. 4.

TUE 26 N FREE Adventure Club

See Monday, Feb. 4.

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

W Mommy

R Father Daughter

See Monday, Feb. 4.

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

& Me Movement

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Edmonton Oilers.

Night (Register)

All ages. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 5 - 8 p.m. $50 per person. Dads and their girls can make chopped salad with ranch, mini meatloaf, cheesy mashed potatoes, green beans and individual banana cream pies.

W FREE Nature Inves- N Grand Ole Opry tigators (Register) 615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

Ages 8 - 12. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn the skills necessary to observe and explore our natural world.

See Friday, Feb. 1.

N FREE KidZone See Tuesday, Feb. 5.


Ice Skate (Register)

615-928-7977 nashvilleiceskate.com

Ages 3+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville. Classes run Feb. 26 - April 13. Choose Tue/Thu 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. or Sat 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. $155 for seven classes, $275 all classes (includes skate rental). Nashville Skating Academy hosts this ice-skating class for those interested in figure skating or hockey.

S FREE Music with Miss Shannon

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

R Preschool

Program: Fairy Tale Fun (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. This all-things fairy tale lesson includes crafts and games.

R RoboThink

Soccer Bots Workshop (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 6 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $15. Learn how to build a robot that plays soccer.

R SPARK!

N Fleetwood Mac 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $69.50 - $229.50. A night of rock music.

N Kacey Musgraves 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $35 - $55. A night of country-pop music.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/mcewen

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin. 9:30 - 10 a.m. Award-winning entertainer Rachel Sumner performs interactive music.

W Knee-High

Naturalist: Fossil Find (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 per adult/child pair, $7 each additional. Explore the grounds to find fossils.

N FREE Play and Learn

See Sunday, Feb. 3.

See Monday, Feb. 4.

R Tumbleweeds

N Tuesdays for Tots

See Monday, Feb. 4.

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

R Water Polo

(Register)

R Wild Things

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

See Tuesday, Feb. 5.

WED 27 S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

R FREE Critter

Encounter (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 13.

THU 28 N 30th Annual

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

nashvillelawnandgardenshow. com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $2 - $12. Explore the changing trends of modern cityscapes, suburban and rural gardens, community initiatives, container and water-

wise gardens, organic foods, sustainability and more. Plus, there are 250 vendor booths and children’s activities.

S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, Feb. 6.

S Bowen Buddies:

Dr. Seuss Wacky Tacky Day (Register)

615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

Ages 6 - 7. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. This class includes a craft and hands-on activity with an educational theme.

N Celtic Woman: Ancient Land

615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $49.50 - $159.50. Enjoy a musical celebration of Irish heritage.

R Climbing Club See Thursday, Feb. 14.

N FREE Crayon Kids See Thursday, Feb. 7.

N FREE Early Signs of Spring (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 2 p.m. Hike with a naturalist and use different senses to discover early spring signs.

S Pioneer Pals: Dr. Suess Wacky Tacky Day (Register)

ON YOUR RADAR

N Learn to

The Nashville Symphony performs Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert, March 14 - 17.

>> Mark your calendars for these March happenings. WILD KRATTS LIVE 2.0: ACTIVATE CREATURE POWER Sunday, March 3

Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville ryman.com

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT March 14 - 17

Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville nashvillesymphony.org

MUSIC CITY IRISH FEST Sunday, March 17

Public Square Park, Nashville musiccityirishfest.com

FAMILY DAY AT THE BALLET Sunday, March 31

Nashville Ballet Studios, Nashville nashvilleballet.com

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615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation. eventbrite.com

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Enjoy a story, snack, hands-on activity, songs and more while learning letters and numbers.

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ANASTASIA Sunday, Feb. 24

TPAC, Nashville tpac.org Travel from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of 1920s Paris as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

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