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he rocky path of going from child to adult is paved with scraped knees and broken promises, yet somehow, miraculously, we arrive. We come to adulthood somehow, many of us still children inside and just sort of poking at this thing called “adult.” This occurs to me now since I have a 17-year-old who thinks he’s a grown-up, but who in fact is — and please don’t tell him I told you so — younger than young. His long, tousled hair, when pushed back off his forehead reveals glimpses of the little boy he was, the skin still impossibly soft, his eyes the same deep shiny blue, but the eyebrows have darkened thickly, adultly, so I can see that, yes ... he is finally SO BIG. That marvelous baby game we played over and over with him, flinging our arms high into the air and crooning, “You’re soooo big!” is long ago. His little dimpled arms high above his head, a huge smile, then everyone’s arms collapsing down and all of us happy and silly. Do it again! Do it again! “Soooo big!” It’s the best part — the absolute best — to have an adoring child look to you like you are everything in the world to them. Because you are. Cherish that. Hold onto that. The brief little gems. Even the long and tedious moments. The times when your very last nerve is frayed. Then he’s finally asleep with you tiptoeing to the doorway. How much it can ache to love someone so much. So you’ll do anything to make everything happen for your kids. Get up at the crack of dawn to slap together sandwiches. Drive long commutes to keep your paychecks coming in. Get home late with groceries to cook the dinner. Read a bedtime story over and over again with your eyes stinging in your face. Somehow you got here, to this place where children are yours to raise up and deliver into adulthood. They’ll get there anyway, but hopefully they’ll arrive with a little of your joy and magic and less of your scars. You do your best, but everyone’s best is different, and sometimes your best is downright worn out and that’s just the way it goes. You fall into bed, you beat yourself up for any over-the-top mistakes, you vow to try again and be better next time, and finally sleep comes. So does morning. Again and again and again it comes. And the little one who used to jump from the third step to wrap his body around your standing legs shouting, “Monkey tree!” can’t do that anymore, because he’s too big and you’re too small ... and he’s forgotten all about that anyway. Your interactions are different now. He likes 20 questions about girls, but don’t pry too much. He likes new clothes, but let him make the decisions, please. He likes your scrambled egg-and-cheese sandwiches, but “I can make it myself, Mama.” You’d give anything to stop time’s steady march, but you know you can’t. So you enjoy as much as you can, because he’s almost past the boy child to the man child to the man. And because “So Big!” is finally, a wonder to behold.

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ummer’s coming soon, and NOW is the perfect month for making your child’s summer plans ... that means camp! The best place to explore everything available to your child this summer is at Nashville Parent’s 24th Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair on Saturday, Feb. 22 at CoolSpring Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). Nashville Parent’s Summer Camp Adventure Fair is the longest-running summer camp fair in the South, and top rated at that. The Fair takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and admission is FREE!

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Bring the kids to discover a wide array of local day camps and residential ones that span the spectrum in regard to activities and themes. There are all kinds of camps for all kinds of kids! Speak one on one with camp staff to get all the info you need about programs that interest you and other important details. We’re also offering up giveaways and prizes, including free one-week sessions at select camps. For more info about the 24th Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair, call 855-949-6678 or visit nashvilleparent.com/campfair20.

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PARENT NEWS • Linden Waldorf School hosts a PARENTING BOYS workshop on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Janet Allison, founder of BOYS Alive! and the ON BOYS podcast, leads the discussion on understanding and recognizing the brilliance of boys while offering tips to parents on handling the challenges unique to boys. Admission is $10, and free child care is available. Linden Waldorf is located at 3201 Hillsboro Road, Nashville. Call 615-354-0270 or visit lindenwaldorf.org. • NATIONAL ENGINEERING WEEK is Feb. 17 - 22, and the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro has a week full of activities focusing on engineering. Kids can pop in all week to design, build and test their own creations. The center, located at 502 S.E. Broad St. in Murfreesboro, is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $8 ages 2+. Call 615-890-2300 or visit explorethedc.org. • Kids ages 7 through high school seniors can audition for the Star Bright Players’ MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Freedom Middle School (750 Hwy. 96 W., Franklin). This Williamson County Parks & Rec production runs May 7 - 9. Kids coming to audition should prepare a Broadway-style song to sing a cappella and also wear comfortable clothing for movement. It’s free to try out, but those who are cast must pay a $100 activity fee (due by Monday, March 9). Learn more at 615-790-5719 or wcparksandrec.com.

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here’s an awesome new aquatic opportunity in Nashville that kids are going to flip for. Aquamermaid School gives kids ages 7 and older — and adults — the chance to swim like magical mermaids and mermen. The school offers a one-hour Discovery Class for $60 as well as four-week ($200) and eight-week ($360) lesson packages. Parents can take classes with their kids, and there are two specific ones involving dads — King Neptune/Little Mermaids (dads and daughters) and Daddy Shark/Barracuda (dads and sons). Party packages are also available. The school supplies the mermaid tails for the classes, and you can also purchase your own. Participation requirements include being comfortable in the water, being able to swim at least 25 meters, treading water for one minute, and floating on your front and back without assistance before swimming in a mermaid tail. Aquamermaid School is located at the Vanderbilt University Rec Center (2700 Children’s Way, Nashville). To learn more or to sign up for a class, visit aquamermaid.com/pages/nashville. You can also call 615-894-9629 or e-mail nashville@aquasirene.com.

Courtney’s Corner Empowers Special Kids Through the Arts

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t’s said that the arts are the window to the soul, and those who participate in them tend to walk through life more confidently, especially children. The Nashville nonprofit organization Courtney’s Corner aims to empower kids with special needs to step into the spotlight and shine through the integration of the creative arts. Courtney’s Corner provides year-round programming utilizing music, drama and movement to facilitate communication, improve social skills, encourage healthy self-expression and promote personal growth. The mobile program partners with local organizations and school systems to make participation in the arts accessible to everyone. This month, Courtney’s Corner is partnering with The Theater Bug’s production of Oddly Puddle is From Inner Space (Feb. 29 - March 8; thetheaterbug.org). It’s the story of a non-verbal child finding his voice in a world that doesn’t always make sense. To learn more about Courtney’s Corner and upcoming programs, visit courtneyscorner.org.

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• There’s a new traveling exhibit at ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER (ASC). Tinker 2.0 features eight interactive experiences like designing an aerodynamic car, racing air-powered cars, launching airpowered rockets, exploring the power of magnets, connecting circuits to create electrical power and more. The exhibit will run for nearly six months. ASC is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, and is open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $18 adults, $14 ages 2 - 12. Call 615-862-5160 or visit adventuresci.org. • Registration is underway for the spring semester of THE FIRST TEE OF TENNESSEE program for youth. Ages 4 and older receive golf instruction while learning nine core life values — honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Classes begin March 2 at the Vinny Links in Nashville, and March 9 at Country Hills Golf Course in Hendersonville as well as the River Club Golf and Learning Center in Smyrna. To get more info or to sign up, visit thefirstteetennessee.org. • WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER is the recipient of four 2020 Women’s Choice Awards recognizing America’s best hospitals for obstetrics, breast centers, patient safety and heart care. “We are committed to advancing the way healthcare is delivered to our region and remain dedicated to providing the highest-quality care,” says Lori Orme, chief nursing officer at Williamson Medical Center. Learn more about the awards at womenschoiceawards.com. Learn more about Williamson Medical Center at williamsonmedicalcenter.org.


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ADULTING 101

JUST SAY, “NO.” & other things we can learn from kids Moms and dads are ALWAYS telling kids how to behave, but there’s a lot that WE can learn from THEM. By Cheryl Maguire

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As a parent, you have probably said at least one of these statements one hundred times or more to your kids. Adults are constantly dictating behavior to kids, but sometimes we should reverse course. Here are five kid behaviors adults can learn from.

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ADULTING 101 1. Just Say, “No.”

Most toddlers favorite word is no. A child will cross his arms and stand his ground shouting, “No!” until he turns blue and passes out. Adults do not have the same ease in using the word. Why is saying no so hard for adults? According to an article in Psychology Today, adults often want to belong to a group so they may say, “Yes,” to receive approval from others. Another reason a person may resist using the word no is fear of upsetting another person. Lastly, you may want to be helpful and feel valued so you’ll refrain from saying no.

How can YOU just say no? Psychology Today says the word no should feel empowering. By practicing and remaining diplomatic, most people can improve their ability for saying no to others. Envisioning how easy it is for a child to say no may help you realize you can do it as well.

2. Ability to Negotiate

How can YOU negotiate better? Negotiating is an important skill since it enables you to earn a higher salary or pay less for a car or house. This skill can help you in both your personal and business relationships. Similar to saying no, you will feel empowered when you are able to negotiate effectively. In a Psychology Today article, “How to Negotiate Like a Lawyer,” Ruth Lee Johnson offers strategies to help you improve your negotiating skills: 1) prepare; 2) plan; 3) assert; and 4) implement a solution. Johnson stresses the importance of listening to the other person and doing your research before starting any negotiation.

If a child sees a basket of dolls or LEGOs, he has the ability to play creatively for hours. Sometimes a cardboard box is enough inspiration for a child to pretend to be in a car, train or plane. As people age, they no longer use pretend play. Why is creative play challenging for adults? Associate Editor for Psych Central Margarita

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How can YOU play creatively? Tartakovsky suggests you add play to your life by changing how you think about it and giving yourself permission to play. She recommends using your childhood memories of play to reconnect with the idea. Get down on the floor and play with your kids!

4. How to Succeed

If you have watched a child learning to walk or learning to ride a bike, you have seen that despite falling down he will continue to get up until he’s mastered the skill. Children don’t allow failure to hinder them from trying again until they succeed. Why is it difficult for adults to succeed? Most success is the result of many failed attempts such as mastering a new skill. Guy Winch, Ph.D., author of Emotional First Aid (Plume; 2014), says when people fail they believe they are helpless and unable to achieve goals.

Most toddlers’ favorite word is “no.” A child will cross his arms and stand his ground shouting, “No!” until he turns blue and passes out.

If you tell your child his bedtime is 8 p.m., often he will ask, “How about 8:30?” Or if you suggest he eat five more bites of his dinner he may respond with, “Can I only eat three bites?” Children have little fear or resistance in negotiating with adults or other kids. Why is negotiating hard for adults? An article on salary.com states, “Our research found nearly one-fifth of workers never negotiate after they’re offered a job.” After interviewing 2,000 people about why they don’t like to negotiate, salary.com found the biggest reason was the fear of losing their job. Other answers were people felt they would seem greedy or they wouldn’t get a raise anyway. “A negotiation is an experience that is rife with conflicting motivations,” says Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

3. Play Creatively

Tartakovsky, M.S., says adults cut themselves off from creative play. “Play for adults is perceived as unproductive, petty or even a guilty pleasure,” Tartakovsky says. This leaves adults feeling as if creative play is unnecessary even though it helps people to feel happy.

How can YOU succeed?

Winch suggests the best way to overcome failure is to focus on the aspects you can control. After you are able to figure out what isn’t in your control, try to improve it by taking a class or preparing and practicing for the next time you attempt the skill.

5. Finding Humor in Everything

Children laugh at almost anything. If an adult speaks in a highpitched voice or stumbles over a shoe, a child can erupt into a fit of laughter. It is easy to make a child laugh. If you ask any comedian, they will probably tell you it’s not as easy to elicit laughter from an adult. Why? People hold back laughter due to a fear of offending others. Robert Provine, Ph.D., author of the book Laughter: A Scientific Investigation (Penguin Books: 2001), states that adults laugh less than children due to the fact they play less.

How can YOU laugh more? Provine found people are more likely to laugh when they are with other people as opposed to being alone. Make a point to be social, watch funny TV shows and spend extra time with your child since laughter can be contagious. Next time you become frustrated by how easily your child reacts in given situations, let it inspire you to do the same with your relationships! Cheryl Maguire holds a Master of Counseling degree. She is married and the mother of twin boys and a daughter. Her work has been published in Parent Magazine, Upworthy, Twins Magazine and more.

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In raising healthy eaters, mealtime will be a lot more pleasant if you can avoid creating rigid rules around eating and instead empower your kids to make healthy food choices.

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BY MCKENNA HYDRICK

et me tell you about the worst-ever night in our household. It creeps up every couple of weeks or so and threatens to tear us all to shreds. Maybe you’ve seen it before, too? It’s called salad night. You know, the “healthy” dinner meal you try to slip in between lasagna night and taco night? Right — that sneaky move doesn’t work for me either, friend. Just the mention of “salad” sends my youngest son into convulsions. Immediately, his eyes get wide, lips pouty. Then his shoulders start moving upward, and his body turns into a noodle. Like an actual floppy, cooked spaghetti noodle. His legs give way, and he

dramatically falls to the ground like he’s been taken over by a big, scary monster. But there’s no big scary monster. It’s just my 7-year-old. And his intense hatred for green salad. I’ve got to admit — we had a rough few months last year with food. It seemed like we fought every single night over eating vegetables. Good intentions didn’t work. And neither did threats of “You won’t get your dessert!” My husband and I became weary and almost angry, dreading dinner around the table each night. That time used to fill us up, make us laugh, help us connect with our kids. But that I-won’t-eatanything-green season? It almost took us down, y’all. (please turn the page)

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WHOLENESS We were stressed. The kids were stressed. And our whole house could feel it. And then I started thinking: Is a green salad worth a family breakdown? No, it’s not. I want my son to want to eat healthy foods, but it won’t work by threatening and force feeding him broccoli. In fact, those things will do more harm than good. We were wrong. We were more concerned with being authoritative figures than we were with developing his love for a healthy, balanced diet. This whole debate isn’t about punishing him for being a picky eater; it’s about his lifelong relationship with food. And as his mama, it’s my job to cultivate it. So, I whipped out my notebook from my stint as a healthy eating educator for Whole Foods Market and got to work. It was time to get back to our roots, to get back in the kitchen with my kids and learn to love food again.

or even depression and anxiety, reports the AAP. If one-third of children and adolescents are obese or overweight, adults are definitely in need of a positive, improved approach to feeding kids. Think about our culture’s general approach to getting dinner on the table — that is, if we’re not quickly ordering a pizza or driving through a fast food joint. We hurriedly prepare food then slap plates down in front of our kids and expect them to eat it all — and like it, too.

however, that what we feed infants in the beginning can shape the kinds of foods they gravitate toward as they grow older. A few helpful tips: • Avoid fruit juice for children younger than 1 • If you make your own baby food, don’t add salt or sugar • Don’t force babies to eat everything Little ones know when they are full, and forcing them to eat when they aren’t truly hungry isn’t a good habit to start. For more information on what, when and how to feed infants, talk to your pediatrician.

Toddlers: Playing With Food and Avoiding Battles

Plenty of moms and dads stress out about Because We’re Still what and how much Getting it Wrong! their toddlers and Toddlers and kids who don’t like preschoolers eat. But certain foods will most likely still parental stress around grow up to eat a variety of them food actually can create (fingers crossed, right?). a food battle between When I was younger, I basically you and your child. ate two food groups: macaroni Think about it: your and cheese, and chicken fingers. toddler’s tummy is very But now? I can make the best small. If you expect kale salad you’ve ever eaten. So, him to eat a full plate at while, yes, many of us are dealing every meal you will be with kids who are “picky” eaters, disappointed regularly Aim for creating good food relationships for your kids and get the conversation is actually bigger — and so will he. Learn them involved in preparing and cooking foods. than that because when it comes to take eating cues to eating as a culture we’re still getfrom your child. ting parts of it wrong. “The great thing about most children is But here’s the thing. We can’t completely Evidence: Childhood obesity rates are they are able to recognize their hunger and remove our kids from the process of choosstill on the rise. The American Academy of fullness cues and will eat more some days ing and preparing meals and then expect Pediatrics (AAP; aap.org) reports that rates and less other days,” says Jessica Bennett, them to have a positive relationship with of overweight and obese children have M.S., R.D., L.D., a dietitian at Monroe Carell food. We need to have ongoing conversaincreased in all age groups among children Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. “While tions about healthy eating choices with our ages 2 - 19, and, shockingly, the Center for it can be scary and frustrating for parents, kids from the time that they are small and Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; cdc. as children grow, their needs increase and then keep the dialog and mindfulness going gov) reports that 18.5 percent of children decrease,” she adds. for them as they grow. And most of all? in that age category are obese, affecting So you have to accept this and not make We need to involve kids in the planning and almost 14 million children and adolescents. a big deal out of it or risk igniting a battle by executing of family meals. The number of obese and overweight bringing too much attention to food. children reaches almost 35 percent today, “It’s best not to make it a battle,” Bennett Mouths of Babes: Happy Eating according to the AAP. says. “Sometimes the less you talk about it Simply stated: kids are eating too much of from the Start of Solids the better.” the foods that aren’t healthy for them, and The process of feeding babies includes no But that can be hard. Especially when you many kids move their bodies too little. inherent struggles at the start. Your job is to see your toddler sitting in front of his food Lifelong physical health consequences simply respond to your child’s hunger call. turning it into finger paint or if he goes meal emerge with obesity, and equally as scary Next comes solid food — and it’s good to to meal eating very little. delight in Baby’s excitement for mealtime are mental health issues that crop up. Chil“The best way to avoid a food battle is to while exploring new tastes and textures in dren who are overweight or obese experioffer healthy food at three meals and two ence low self-esteem, negative body image, an ongoing way. It’s important to remember, snacks a day,” says Donna Hamacher, M.D.,

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a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Franklin. “When the child indicates that he is done eating, let him be done. Young children’s appetites can vary between meals so if they do not eat much at one meal, they likely were not very hungry; they will eat more at other meals,” she adds. Remember, you want to develop a positive experience around meal times. So Hamacher says it’s even OK to let your child play with his food. “Allowing young children to touch or play with their food can help them accept new foods,” Hamacher suggests. “It can take 10 times or more of offering a new food for a child to decide to eat the food,” she adds. So if he prefers to mash up his peas and carrots before any actually make their way to his mouth, don’t worry about it!

control. But somewhere after a child starts feeding himself, the preferance for eating sweet treats and crunchy salty snacks enters in and it becomes harder and harder to get your child to balance his weekly intake with fruits and vegetables. Parents can get confused during the 15+ years it takes for their child to grow. Kids seem to be able to eat whatever they want to without restraint or weight gain and so you let them. But if you neglect to establish healthy eating guidelines for your kids, by the time upward growth slows, outwardly growth will take

Help Your Child Discover New Foods

veggies with hummus or other low-fat dips instead. Also, aim to establish consistent mealtimes so your child knows what to expect and he doesn’t have to become a constant grazer. For family dinners, aim to provide a healthy meal that includes a vegetable. If your child hasn’t loaded himself up with snacks prior to mealtime, he will likely participate in eating with the family. If not, avoid offering something else for him to eat. “Children are really smart and will learn they never have to eat what you are cooking if you go by this rule,” Bennett says. “A better thing to do is to put everything on the plate that the family is eating and to not make it a battle if they choose not to eat it,” she adds. “If a child refuses a meal, I don’t recommend offering something else,” says Hamacher. “This can encourage a child to become a picky eater. Instead, try to include one healthy item as part of the meal that you know they will eat,” she adds.

The more exposure you give your kids to new, whole foods, the more their curiosities will peak. Help to develop their interest in new foods by looking at produce together in books and Create a Positive then going on a special outing just to check out fruits and vegFood Culture at etables at the grocery store. Let Home your child pick out a few different • Know that magic items that he would like to taste happens at mealtime. and buy a few items at a time. You can connect with Offer fruit over salty snacks, chips, cookies and other treats, but remember: Your child may be more likely your kids in conversation don’t battle or say negative things which will make your child fight back! to try new foods if he’s involved and you can use this time in the process. But don’t get disto model healthy practices over. Especially if your child’s accustomed couraged if your child doesn’t like the foods with food as well as learn about what foods to a diet high in carbohydrates, fats and he’s picked out to try — remember, tasting each of your kids love ... or not. sweets. is an experiment and learning to like foods While your child’s young, focus on posi• Offer the right-sized portions for kids. is a journey from babyhood onward. There’s tively encouraging him to choose pleasing Bennett says to use the size of your child’s nothing “wrong” about it! healthy flavors when he is hungry. Establish hand as a guide. Toddler portions should be “It is developmentally appropriate for that snacks and desserts are treats to enjoy a quarter of an adult portion, and children young children to be picky about food,” from time to time but certainly not endshould eat child-sized portions until adolesHamacher says. So be very cautious about lessly. cence, Hamacher says. telling your child — labeling your child — as picky or fussy. Setting Boundaries • Encourage everyone to eat the same “It is unhelpful for parents to tell their Let’s face it, many adults and kids eat out of food at mealtime. children that they are picky,” Hamacher causheer boredom. tions. “Instead, try to work with your child Especially when a parent is at work or un- • Don’t battle. by letting him help with food planning and If kids don’t like what’s served, offer a piece able to supervise kids at home, setting limpreparation or trying to give him choices beof fruit. If they are hungry, they will eat it. its on the number of snacks your child eats tween two healthy options,” she suggests. is practically impossible. Kids go through McKenna Hydrick is a writer, speaker, artist and growth spurts, too, and are sometimes botmom in Franklin, Tennessee, who blogs about livSweets, Snacks and Balance tomless pits! ing her best life amidst struggle, sharing stories, When your kids are infants, feeding them But avoid having too many processed resources, and encouragment along the way. a healthy balance of fruits, vegetables, foods in your pantry and provide more Learn more at mckennahydrick.com. protein and dairy is easy because you are in access to a variety of fruits, yogurts and

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— SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION — PEACHTREE FARMS EQUESTRIAN CENTER 4819 HWY 96 E ARRINGTON 615-419-1089 PEACHTREEFARMS.COM POLLY@PEACHTREEFARMS.COM 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. Halfday camps for ages 4 - 8; full-day for ages 6 and older. After care is available. Weekly camps in June and July. CHAapproved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center. PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 410 DEJARMETTE LANE MURFREESBORO 615-904-0902 PROVIDENCECHRISTIAN. COM We are an inter-denominational PreK - grade 12 school. Offering a classical education with a Christian worldview and parental involvement. As our mission says, “We are teaching students to seek God’s truth and equipping them with tools for a lifetime of learning.” Summer camps are available — find information on the website. RIVERVIEW CAMP FOR GIRLS 757 CR 614 MENTONE, AL 800-882-0722 RIVERVIEWCAMP.COM INFO@RIVERVIEWCAMP. COM Voted best sleep-away camp more than six times in the Best of Parenting reader’s poll. One- and two-week 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

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and showers in all cabins. Campers select six activities daily. 5:1 camper-to-counselor ratio. SONGWRITING CAMP COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM 222 5TH AVE. S. NASHVILLE 615-416-2001 COUNTRYMUSICHALLOFFAME.ORG/SONGWRITINGCAMP 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. STEM BUILDERS 128 HOLIDAY COURT #120, FRANKLIN 615-682-3032 STEMBUILDERS.COM FRANKLIN@STEMBUILDERS.COM In today’s competitive society it’s important that your child is able to think outside the box. Along with education, logical thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, passion and teamwork are necessary skills. We provide a unique combination of STEM, robotics, math and fun. We help our students by laying the foundation for these key objectives through our specially designed and structured programs. UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE 2000 EDGEHILL AVE. NASHVILLE 615-277-7377 GANDERSON@USN.ORG USN.ORG/SUMMER 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. After care until 5 p.m. VALLEY VIEW EQUESTRIAN CAMP 606 VALLEY VIEW RANCH ROAD CLOUDLAND, GA 706-862-2231 VALLEYVIEWRANCH. COM Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954! Atop Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls ages 8 - 17. One - nine weeks. 600 acres. English, Western, barrels, vaulting, and trails. CHA instructors teach beginner to advanced riders. Spend four to six hours daily with your OWN camp horse. The Jones family are third-generation horse lovers, camp administrators and equine educators making girls dreams come true! THE WEBB SCHOOL DAY CAMP 319 WEBB ROAD BELL BUCKLE 931-389-6003 THEWEBBSCHOOL.COM/ ACADEMICS/SUMMERPROGRAM Co-ed, grades 3 - 7. Oneweek camps Jun. 8 - 12, Jun. 15 - 19, Jun. 22 - 26 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Courses include: LEGO Robotics®, outdoor adventures, art, sports games, zombie apocalypse training and more. Cost: $275 per week ($50 off for more than one week). Bus service available to Murfreesboro and Tullahoma. Check out our week-long Basketball Skills Camp and Mental Toughness & Fundamentals Basketball Camp, too!

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THE WEBB SCHOOL OVERNIGHT CAMP 319 WEBB ROAD BELL BUCKLE 931-389-6003 THEWEBBSCHOOL.COM/ ACADEMICS/SUMMERPROGRAM Co-ed, grades 5 - 9. Jun. 21 - 26. Cost: $750. Webb Overnight Camp provides a memorable experience, making lifelong connections with fellow campers and faculty. There is never a dull moment with exciting enrichment, outdoor adventures and off-campus excursions. This one-week camp truly gives students a taste of boarding school life. Check out the PGC Overnight Basketball Camp at The Webb School, too! WHIPPOORWILL FARM DAY CAMP 7840 WHIPPOORWILL LANE, FAIRVIEW 615-799-9925 CAMP@WHIPPOORWILL. COM WHIPPOORWILL.COM Voted one of the best camps in Nashville and a summer tradition for almost 50 years! Located in beautiful Williamson County. Campers in rising grades 1 - 11 choose their own activities every day. Activities include archery, swimming, rope adventures, pony rides, nature exploration, crafts, cooking and more. Bus transportation included. ACA accredited. YMCA SUMMER ADVENTURE HTTPS://YMCAMIDTN. ORG/DAY-CAMP This nine-week day camp program is available at school locations throughout Middle Tennessee. Offering a full-day of fun, campers will learn new skills, develop character and make new friends in a safe, supervised environment.

YMCA WIDJIWAGAN DAY CAMP 3088 SMITH SPRINGS ROAD, ANTIOCH 615-360-2267 CAMPWIDJI.ORG Discover your own adventure at Nashville’s top summer camp, YMCA Camp Widjiwagan! Week after week YMCA WIDJIWAGAN OVERNIGHT CAMP 3088 SMITH SPRINGS ROAD, ANTIOCH 615-360-2267 CAMPWIDJI.ORG 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. YMCA CAMP OCOEE 111 YMCA DRIVE OCOEE, TN 423-338-5588 YMCACAMPOCOEE.ORG Located in the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, YMCA Camp Ocoee has been providing children with wilderness adventures since 1923. Oneweek sessions for boys and girls ages 7 - 15. 4:1 camper to staff ratio. Strong Christian environment. Activities include horseback riding, white-water rafting, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, camp-outs and many more.

Our Summer Camp Adventure Fair is Saturday, Feb. 22. See page 13 for details.


THINGS TO DO By Chad Young

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SESAME STREET LIVE! MAKE YOUR MAGIC

Bridgestone Arena 501 Broadway, Nashville Sunday, Feb. 23 Elmo and friends embark on a magical journey to delight kids of all ages.

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he new Sesame Street Live! production takes audiences on a journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” — a lesson of perseverance and practice. Enjoy interactive music and Muppet pals, including the stage debut of Gonger, the sous chef of Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck. Showtimes are 2 & 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $21.90 - $64. Call 770-2000 or visit bridgestonearena. com.

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THINGS TO DO: ONGOING EVENTS These events take place with regular recurrence. Daily events start on page 34. FREE ABC CLUB (REGISTER)

shops for all ages where you create unique wood signs, pillows, home decor and other unique items.

Age 4. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin. Every Wed & Thu 11 a.m. This class for 4-year-olds starting kindergarten in the next school year can study a letter of the alphabet with worksheets and show-and-tell fun.

FREE CRAYON KIDS

FREE ADVENTURE CLUB

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615-452-1722 youseemore.com/gallatinpl

615-862-5854 library.nashville.org

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

FREE CRITTER ENCOUNTER

Grades K - 4. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. Every Tue 4 p.m. Crafts, activities, special guests, movies and more.

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 110 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. Every Wed 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Meet a live animal then enjoy interactive, naturebased activities.

FREE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

EARLY EXPLORERS

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. Every Sat 1:30 p.m. Meet an education animal during a mini lesson.

Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd.., Nashville. Every Mon 9 - 11 a.m. $18 adults, $14 children. See a planetarium show, listen to a story and play in the preschool area.

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ARCHERY HOMESCHOOL DAY (REGISTER) 615-566-5187 musiccityarchery.com

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

AR WORKSHOPS DIY PROJECTS (REGISTER) arworkshop.com

2022 Lindell Ave., Nashville (615258-5569); 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-9, Franklin (615-285-4292); 1984 Providence Pkwy., Ste. 102, Mt. Juliet (615-212-5676). Choose from a variety of projects to personalize ranging from canvas pillows to wooden signs and more. Prices vary per project.

FREE BEYOND WINGS CIRCUS

615-373-9292 | plazamariachi.com All ages. Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville, Nashville. Fri 7 & 8 p.m., Sat 4:30, 5, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:45, 4 & 6 p.m. Circus arts, aerialists, dance, fire dancing, stilt walking, juggling and more.

FREE BIG KIDS CLUB

615-862-5863 | library.nashville.org Ages 5 - 9. Green Hills Branch Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. Every Thu 4 p.m. Activities include stories, crafts, games and science experiments. Snack provided.

CRAFT LOVE DIY WORKSHOPS (REGISTER) craftlove.com

5104 Centennial Blvd.., Nashville (615-447-8480); 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin (615-447-8510). A variety of ongoing instructor-led crafting work-

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FREE EXPLORING SPACE: SMART SPACECRAFT, BIG DATA AND DIGITAL MODELS 615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library

All ages. Brentwood Public Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. Thru Feb. 29: Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 6 p.m. This national traveling exhibit explores the evolving role of computing in space science and astronomy.

HOMESCHOOL SWIM TECHNIQUE TRAINING

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Youth who can swim 25 yards without stopping. Patterson Park Indoor Pool, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Every Tue & Thu 1 - 2 p.m. $3. Learn new swim techniques while sharpening skills.

FREE IT LOOKS LIKE PLAY (REGISTER)

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Ages 9 months - 4 years. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. Every Thu 10 - 11 a.m. This sensory program provides tactile experiences for children to develop their brains to the fullest potential. Activities include mixing, pouring, shaping, tearing, squishing and talking to bring in larger concepts like math, science, language and social development skills.

KIDFIT: 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.

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All ages. The Ascent, 831 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 12 - 6 p.m. $39 (covers day passes, gear and safety training for everyone in your immediate household). Enjoy indoor rock-climbing fun.

FREE FRIST ARCHITECTURE TOUR

615-244-3340 | fristartmuseum.org All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. Every Sat 4:30 p.m. A guided tour of the museum’s historic 1934 art deco building. The tour on the first Saturday of the month includes an ASL interpreter.

HOMESCHOOL PE CLASS chill@murfreesborotn.gov murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 6 - 15. Mon & Wed at Sports*Com (2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro) and Tue & Thu at Patterson Park Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.., Murfreesboro). 1 - 1:50 p.m. $3. Physical education activities that promote good health, sportsmanship, group participation and socialization. No class when city schools are out.

MARINE BIOLOGIST FOR A DAY (REGISTER)

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Ages 8+. Aquarium Restaurant, 516 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. Every Fri - Sat 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. $40. Go behind the scenes to learn about water chemistry, dissect a squid, observe a dive show and more.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

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

FREE MUSIC WITH MISS SHANNON

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Ages 3 - 5. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin. Every Tue 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Songs, music appreciation and learning through playing with musical instruments.

KIDFIT: TWIST AND SHOUT (REGISTER)

NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET

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.

All ages. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.., Nashville. A variety of chef demonstrations and cooking classes take place regularly. Enjoy Music at the Market Sat - Sun 11 a.m.

FREE KIDS MAKE (REGISTER)

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FAMILY CLIMB

Creative Play for ages 10 months - 3 years is every Fri - Sat 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. for $10. Drop-in Art Class for ages 4 - 10 are every Sat 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for $15. Open Studio for ages 6+ is every Sat from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. for $15. Find the full list of classes at the website.

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Ages 7 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. Every Tue 4:30 p.m. Explore new tools, fine motor skills, creative problem solving and self-directed play.

FREE LEGO MANIA

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Ages 5 - 12. Southeast Branch Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., #201, Antioch. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bring your imagination for an hour of LEGObuilding fun.

LITTLE ART HOUSE ART CLASSES

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2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Drop-In

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ORCHIDS IN THE MANSION

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Thru March 1: Tue - Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Experience a stylized interpretation of a classical orangery that occupies the historic loggia with large palms, tropical foliage and an array of colorful orchids. The orchids are also displayed throughout the historically redecorated Mansion and present a series of period room interventions to explore how the Cheek family likely brought nature indoors and decorated their home. Miltoniopsis, Cymbidium, and Phalaenopsis orchids are featured, among others.


Kids can make tasty treats in the Discovery Center kitchen every Monday during Snack Attack. FREE PARNASSUS STORYTIME

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All ages. Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. Thu 4 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs.

FREE PLAZA STORYTIME

SNACK ATTACK!

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

SPARK!

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All ages. Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville, Nashville. Every Wed 10:30 a.m. Stories in English and Spanish.

Ages 1 - 6. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. Every Mon - Tue 9 a.m. $10. Enjoy STEAM-play activities.

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FREE STATE MUSEUM HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Ages 8 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Mon - Fri 2:30 - 6 p.m. $3. Sports activities, health and wellness lessons, visual and cultural arts, homework help, snacks and field trips.

All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.., Nashville. Tue - Sun 2 p.m. A guide takes you through the museum highlighting artifacts and stories.

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FREE PRESCHOOL CRAFTS

615-862-5858 | library.nashville.org Ages 3 - 5. North Branch Library, 1001 Monroe St., Nashville. Every Wed 10:45 a.m. Have fun getting creative with craft activities.

FREE SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB (REGISTER) 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. Every Wed 5 p.m. Learn beginning, intermediate and advance chess strategies.

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FREE STATE MUSEUM STORYTIME 615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

Ages 3 - 6. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.., Nashville. Thu & Sat 10:30 a.m. Book readings and crafts.

focuses on body part recognition and cognitive skill development.

WATER POLO

FREE TOT TIME: GYM

Ages 13+. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd.., Murfreesboro. Every Tue 7 - 8:45 p.m. $4 adults, $3 youth. Enjoy a night of water polo in the indoor pool.

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Ages 2 - 5. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. Every Wed 9 - 11 a.m. Special tot toys are available for climbing and crawling, running and playing.

FREE TOT TIME: IMAGINATION 615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

Ages 2 - 5. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. Every Thu 9 - 11 a.m. Children can play at the Imagination Playground while parents socialize.

TUESDAYS FOR TOTS 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

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

TUMBLEWEEDS (REGISTER) 615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS

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Ages 5 & younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd.., Murfreesboro. Every Fri 10 a.m. $3. This play-based class

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WILD THINGS

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Ages 1 - 4 with a parent. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. Every Wed 9:30 a.m. $3. This nature-themed program includes songs, crafts, hikes and other activities.

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLASS 615-907-2251 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 9 - 17. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd.., Murfreesboro. Every Thu 4:30 - 6 p.m. $3. Coaches give instruction on every aspect of the game.

YOUTH YOGA

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

Ages 3 - 5. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd.., Murfreesboro. Every Mon & Wed 10:15 - 11 a.m. $3. Learn the basic technique of tumbling along with improving balance, coordination and overall fitness.

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ANTIQUES & GARDEN SHOW 615-352-1282 antiquesandgardenshow.com

All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $25 adults (run of show), free ages 12 & younger (lectures are an additional $50 - $75). More than 150 dealers are on site, and you can see designs by master gardeners, attend lectures and more.

FREE FIRST SATURDAY BIRD-FRIENDLY COFFEE 615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about the park, its wildlife and the connection between bird habitats and coffee.

FREE HOME DEPOT KIDS’ WORKSHOP (REGISTER)

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FREE BLACK HISTORY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (visit website for all area locations). 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Create a heart string art box for Valentine’s Day.

All ages. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10 p.m. - 2 p.m. Peruse displays of inventions created by African Americans while enjoying music and food.

FREE ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST COFFEE SOCIAL

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FREE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

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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 Chinese dances and drumming, professional jugglers, music, mouse face painting, Chinese naming, a performance of Bride Mouse, a Nashville Library Puppet Truck production of Alibaba, martial arts demonstrations, a rippling 60-foot dragon and more.

EXPLORE STEEL GUITAR: KACEY MUSGRAVES STYLE 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn the background of the steel guitar and hear examples of its sound.

FAMILY PROGRAM: SONGWRITING TUNE-UP (REGISTER) 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 11 - 18. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 3 - 5:15 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Young budding songwriters can participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions with professional songwriters to help hone their craft.

FREE FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL

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All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 9 - 10 a.m. Start your day with a scoop of coffee or vanilla ice cream in honor of National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

FREE ISPY: WINTER SURVIVORS 615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Search for animals who survive in winter.

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 I Just Want to Say Good Night then make cards for those you love.

FREE LEGO BUILDLING FUN 615-862-5863 library.nashville.org

Ages 2 - 12. Green Hills Branch Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. LEGO bricks, Duplos and Mega Bloks are available for building fun.

FREE LEGO JR. MAKER 615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

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

FREE LEGO MANIA

615-862-5871 | library.nashville.org Ages 5 - 12. S.E. Branch Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Have fun creating masterpieces from LEGO bricks.

FREE MOTHER/DAUGHTER WORKOUT: STRENGTHENING OUR SISTERHOOD (REGISTER) 615-383-3118 lovefitclasses.as.me/strength

Ages 6+. Athleta at The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville. 8:30 - 10 a.m. Moms and their girls can participate in a low-impact partner workout and women’s circle.

Experience the Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Vanderbilt University’s Corner Park.

FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY: REMEMBER THE TITANS

615-862-5866 | library.nashville.org All ages. Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. 12 p.m. Set in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971 when the local school board was forced to integrate an all-black school with an all-white school, tempers flare in the community when a black head coach is appointed and his white, victorious predecessor reluctantly stays on as his assistant. Rated PG.

FREE MR. BOND’S SCIENCE GUYS (REGISTER)

615-862-8539 | sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a hands-on, interactive science show.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 - $500. Versus the Vegas Golden Knights.

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FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE 615-862-5868 library.nashville.org

All ages. Madison Library, 610 Gallatin Pike S., Madison. 10:30 a.m.; Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville; 2 p.m. (615-862-5854). Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

FREE SEED SHARING OPEN HOUSE

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring seeds to share and pick up new ones for your garden.

FREE SHAKESPEARE ALLOWED 615-255-2273 nashvilleshakes.org

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

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS SPECIAL NEEDS JUMP gotjump.com/tennessee

All ages. JumpStreet locations in Franklin, Goodlettsville and 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.

FREE STAR PARTY WITH BSAS (REGISTER)

615-862-8539 | sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Look at the night sky through telescopes and interact with astronomers from the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society.

TENNESSEE BOAT & FISHING EXPO

615-867-7007 | tnboatexpo.com

All ages. Wilson County Expo Center,

945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. Sat 10 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.

THE BARN DATING GAME

615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com Ages 25+ to participate (apply online), all ages for spectators. Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 6:30 p.m. $10. Selected single, eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will ask suitable counterparts a few questions to find a match for a “night on the town” dating package.

UNLEASHED: DINNER WITH YOUR DOG 615-352-1010 nashvillehumane.org

All ages. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave, Nashville. 6:30

p.m. $125 - $200. This fundraiser for Nashville Humane Association includes cocktails, dinner, dessert, a doggie runway show, and live and silent auctions. WWE Superstar Sheamus is the host.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES BASKETBALL 615-322-4653 vucommodores.com

All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. S., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $35 - $50. Versus Florida.

WORLD WETLANDS DAY (REGISTER)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 6+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $2. Take an in-depth look at what wetlands are and why they are important.

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32ND ANNUAL STONES RIVER REGION SWAP MEET 615-295-2400 stonesrivercarclub.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. $10 adults, free ages 11 & younger. This antique car show also features literature, toys, service station memorabilia, parts and accessories.

ANTIQUES & GARDEN SHOW See Saturday, Feb. 1.

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 Rat while exploring Chinese culture, including music, martial arts and a theatrical production of the Chinese folktale The Mouse Bride.

FREE SPACE TALK: 3D PRINTING IN SPACE (REGISTER)

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12 - 1 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

MON 3

LEARNIN’ THE ROPES (REGISTER)

615-790-5719 | wcparksandrec.com Franklin registration code: 16499 Ages 7 - 13. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Mondays, Feb. 3 - 24 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. $30. Learn the sport of jump rope.

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 childfriendly hike.

FREE READING PAWS (REGISTER)

615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

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

STICKY FINGERS (REGISTER) 615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code Mon: 16164 Registration code Fri: 16158

Ages 3.5 - 6. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Mondays, Feb. 3 - 24 or Fridays, Feb. 7 - 28 from 9:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. $56. Educational art experiences using a variety of media.

WINTER SCIENCE CAMP FOR HOMESCHOOLERS (REGISTER) 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 2 p.m. Learn how scientists utilize technology in space.

Ages 8 - 12. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $75. Study chemistry, biology, ecology and astronomy while enjoying other activities like games, hiking bonfires and s’mores. Takes place today through Friday.

TENNESSEE BOAT & FISHING EXPO

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See Saturday, Feb. 1.

ART WITH ABBY

FREE THE BIG GAME

All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 4 - 5 p.m. $60. Design your own cozy cottage in a box using recyclables, fabric and other items to create a tiny house.

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 5:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but you need to reserve them at the website. Watch the Super Bowl on the theater screen and play games in the lobby with the chance to win prizes.

Orchids take over the Cheekwood mansion through March 1. Find details on page 32.

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FREE HIKE WITH A NATURALIST 615-799-5544 | bowiepark.org

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Embark on a guided hike through the nature trails.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS HOMESCHOOL CLASS: EMBROIDERY PART 1 (REGISTER) 615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 3 p.m. $10. Students will learn five basic stitches.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALIST: PAWS AND CLAWS (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 adult/child pair; $9 each additional person. Explore the natural world with an Owl’s Hill environmental educator.

POLYNESIAN DANCE (REGISTER)

615-302-0971 | wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 15850 All ages. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 - 26 from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. $30. Learn to dance like the island natives of Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand and Tahiti.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE

615-862-5865 | library.nashville.org

Children ages 3-and-a-half to 6 can participate in the Sticky Fingers art program at Franklin Recreation Complex. Sessions run Mondays, Feb. 3 - 24 and Fridays, Feb. 7 - 28. HOMESCHOOL PE: SIMPLE CIRCUITS (REGISTER) 615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 16. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 & 10:30 a.m. $2. Do circuit workouts to get your heart pumping and body moving.

HOMESCHOOL TUTORIAL: ABRACTION ATTRACTION (REGISTER) 615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 7 - 13. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 3 p.m. $20. Explore elements of art while trying your hand at abstract art using materials of your choice.

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE HOMESCHOOL LITERATURE PROGRAM (REGISTER) 615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Grades 4 - 6. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 - April 28 from 1 - 3 p.m. $65. Learn about Laura Ingalls and her family’s joys and struggles as they pioneered the woodlands and prairies of the post-Civil War American frontier. This class will read and study the book By the Shores of Silver Lake. Each student will need to bring their

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own copy of the book each week. All other supplies are included in the fee.

FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY: BLACK PANTHER 615-862-5866 library.nashville.org

Ages 13+. Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. 4 p.m. After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. Rated PG-13.

OPEN STUDIO WITH KREATIVE KAT (REGISTER) 615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16058

Ages 8+. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. Tuesdays, Feb. 4 - 25 from 6 - 7 p.m. $40. Learn specific art techniques in different media while creating in an open studio space.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: OWL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (REGISTER) 615-459-9710 | townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. This owl and Valentine-themed program includes crafts while learning about birds of prey.

TU B’SHEVAT

615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org

Ages 2 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Celebrate trees, a new year of nature and environmental education during a special Tuesdays for Tots program honoring Tu B’Shevat.

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AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLASS (REGISTER)

615-790-5719 | wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16263 Ages 7 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 - 26 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. $56. Explore art history, techniques and styles.

CONVERSATIONS AT OZ

615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org

Ages Adults. OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville. 6 p.m. $250. An evening of cocktails, dinner and dialogue with some of Nashville’s most interesting leaders.

FAMILY PROGRAM: SONGWRITING TUNE-UP (REGISTER) See Saturday, Feb. 1.

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All ages. Hadley Park Library, 1039 28th Ave. N., Nashville. 10:30 a.m. Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

FREE RAPTOR RHAPSODY 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 4 p.m. Get up close and personal with a live bird of prey while learning about master predators of the sky.

FREE THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING (REGISTER)

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 6 p.m. Learn how environmentally friendly actions can reduce global warming and save you money.

TIM AND ERIC: 2020 MANDATORY ATTENDANCE WORLD TOUR 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Ages 16+. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 6th Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $37.50 - $75. A night of comedy.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES BASKETBALL

615-322-4653 | vucommodores.com All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 2Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 8 p.m. $22 - $35. Versus LSU.


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BELMONT BRUINS BASKETBALL

615-460-2255 | belmontbruins.com All ages. Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 6:30 p.m. $5 adults, $2.50 youth. Versus Murray State.

FREE CAMPFIRE STORYTIME 615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 6 p.m. Wear your pajamas for special campfirethemed stories.

FREE CRAYON KIDS

615-862-5854 | library.nashville.org

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

FREE FOLIAGE HUNT (REGISTER)

615-862-8580 | nashville.gov/parks

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.

MTSU BLUE RAIDERS BASKETBALL

615-898-5261 | goblueraiders.com

All ages. Murphy Center, 1301 East Main St., Murfreesboro. 6:30 p.m. $15. Versus N. Texas.

SENSORY NIGHT AT BRADLEY 615-895-2672 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 8+. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 6 - 8 p.m. $4 adults, free for kids. Tour the museum while visiting a variety of sensory stations along the way, opening the door for free play.

FREE SIXTH ANNUAL 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 year’s theme is the Triwizard Tournament and there will be all sorts of games, activities and prizes. Get sorted by the Sorting Hat, participate in a costume contest (one winner in each category: kids, teens, adults), and enter to win a grand prize gift bag full of Harry Potter goodies.

VALENTINE FROG JUGS FOR KIDS (REGISTER)

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

the mystical Vi. The show features ice skating, acrobatics, live music and graphics.

Ages 5 - 17. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 4:30 - 6 p.m. $5. Make a special jug to hold your Valentines. The painted milk jug will be a special frog when you are done, crown and all. All supplies provided.

FREE FRANKLIN ART SCENE

FRI 7

All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 9:30 a.m. Learn about plants, animals and the history of the park during a guided walk.

FREE BELLS BEND NIGHT HIKE (REGISTER)

615-862-4187 | nashville.gov/parks All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Hear the call of the wild while exploring and listening for the animals of the night.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: AXEL 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 & 5 p.m. $48.50 - $155. Axel and Lei jet off on a fast-moving quest through colorful worlds to retrieve the stolen light from

franklinartscene.com All ages. 6 - 9 p.m. Explore dozens of art galleries in downtown Franklin.

FREE GUIDED HIKE (REGISTER) wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16259

MARDIS GRAS AT THE CAPITOL 615-784-4014 | capitoltheatretn. com

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.

Homeschool students in grades 4 - 6 can participate in the Little House on the Prairie Literature Program at Historic Mansker’s Station in Goodlettsville. The class runs Tuesdays, Feb. 4 - April 28. (turn to page 41)

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS MOTHER & SON NIGHT OF FUN (REGISTER)

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

FREE NATURE CENTER AT NIGHT

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Listen for owls, watch the night sky and hike under the cover of darkness.

FREE PUSS IN BOOTS

615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org

All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Wishing Chair Productions presents a jazz-infused version of the classic Brothers Grimm story about a a tiny kitty cat with a might wit who guides a boy to riches and happiness beyond his wildest dreams.

SCHOOL-AGE ART CLUB FOR HOMESCHOOLERS (REGISTER)

615-790-5719 | wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16270 Ages 7 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Fridays, Feb. 7 - 28 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. $100. Explore art, history, techniques and styles.

SMYRNA STROKES KIDS’ NIGHT: VALENTINE HOUSES (REGISTER)

615-459-9710 | townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 16. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 8 p.m. $10. Paint and decorate your own house-shaped Valentine box for the upcoming holiday.

FREE TEEN ANIME CLUB 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 p.m. Watch anime, make crafts and enjoy snacks.

THE HOME SHOW

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All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Fri - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $8 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Discover what’s new in home improvement through exhibits, demonstrations and seminars.

Kids (and adults) can dress up as their favorite wizarding world characters during the Sixth Annual Harry Potter Book Night at McKay’s in Nashville. All sorts of free, magical fun is on tap! (turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS invention, then create at the inventor’s station.

LIGHTNING 100’S CHOCOLATE AFFAIR

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Ages 21+. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. $45. Food, drinks, music, chocolate and more benefitting MusiCares.

FREE MATHNASIUM GRAND REOPENING PARTY 615-891-3384 mathnasium.com/greenhills

Ages 6 - 12. Mathnasium of Green Hills, 3748 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. Check out the newly remodeled facility while enjoying brunch and games.

MTSU BLUE RAIDERS BASKETBALL

615-898-5261 | goblueraiders.com All ages. Murphy Center, 1301 East Main St., Murfreesboro. 5 p.m. $15. Versus Rice.

Cirque du Soleil: Axel takes place on the ice at Bridgestone Arena, Feb. 7 - 9.

FREE NATURE BOOK CLUB (REGISTER)

615-862-8580 | nashville.gov/parks

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

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

Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

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ALTER BRIDGE: WALK THE SKY TOUR

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50. A night of rock music.

BELMONT BRUINS BASKETBALL

615-460-2255 | belmontbruins.com All ages. Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 3 p.m. $13 adults, $6 youth. Versus Austin Peay.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: AXEL See Friday, Feb. 7.

FREE CODE AND GO ROBOT MOUSE (REGISTER) 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Ages 4+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 11 a.m. Program a robot mouse.

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.

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DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE (REGISTER)

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

All ages. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. & 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.

DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE (REGISTER)

All ages. Mt. Juliet Community Center, 1100 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet. 5 - 8 p.m. $15 per person. Dads and their girls can enjoy a night that includes dinner, dessert, dancing and a commemorative photo with a Saturday Night Fever theme.

FAMILY HISTORY DAY

615-889-2941 | thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. free with gate ($22 adults, $17 ages 13 - 18, $12 ages 5 - 12). Explore the many ways to research family history and genealogy with experts on hand to answer questions and offer advice.

FREE FULL STEAM AHEAD 615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

Ages 8 - 12. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 2 p.m. An afternoon of activities in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math arenas.

FREE GEOCACHING 101 (REGISTER)

615-862-4187 | nashville.gov/parks All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 2 - 3 p.m. Learn how to play this treasure hunting game using a GPS.

GNU TALES

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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.

FREE ISPY: LIFE UNDER THE LEAVES 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Overturn leaves around the center to discover what’s living beneath them.

JUNIOR CHEF CLASS: VALENTINE’S DAY CONVERSATION HEART COOKIES

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Ages 8 - 13. Williams-Sonoma, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. $30. Make sugar cookies that look like conversation heart candies.

FREE KIDSVILLE

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Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 11:45 a.m. Explore how Greek myths celebrate inventions through the story of Hermes, considered the god of

Ages Adults. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 1 - 2 p.m. Join staff in reading The Overstory by Richard Powers and discussing around the fire with refreshments.

NATURE PAINTING

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All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Price TBA. Local artist Bobbie Ventura leads this workshop where participants will paint a nature scene on canvas.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE

615-862-5856 | library.nashville.org

All ages. Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville. 2 p.m. Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

FREE PUSS IN BOOTS See Friday, Feb. 7.

FREE RAPTOR DAY

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Get up close and personal with a live bird of prey and learn about these master predators of the sky.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS SECOND SATURDAY

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All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. $18 adults, $14 ages 2 12. Explore more than 175 hands-on exhibits before, during and after the regular lineup of live science shows, or catch a laser show in the Sudekum Planetarium.

FREE SECOND SATURDAY AT STONES RIVER

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All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Discover the Stones River Greenway J. Percy Priest Dam Trailhead, Shelby’s satellite nature and outdoor recreation center that includes a dog park, trails and more.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY SHOW: SUPERPOWER DOGS

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All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville. 10 a.m. $3.50 - $4 members, $7 - $8 non-members. See Superpower Dogs in a sensory-friendly environment inside the Sudekum Planetarium.

FREE SHABBY LANE’S GIRLS’ DAY OUT WINTER MARKET

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All ages. Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Boulevard, Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop from 90 small businesses. Kids can play on inflatables, and there’s a family movie room, too.

FREE SNAKES: MYSTERIES IN NATURE 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Learn the natural history of snakes, including behavioral and

community ecology, biodiversity and conservation of snakes in Tennessee.

SONGWRITING 101: BOUDLEUAX AND FELICE BRYANT STYLE

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Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Write a song as a group in this workshop where you’ll learn fundamentals of songwriting, including form, theme and rhyme scheme.

TEDDY BEAR VALENTINE TEA (REGISTER)

615-893-0355 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 4 - 10. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St, Murfreesboro. 1 - 2:30 p.m. $2.50. Dress in your Valentine attire and enjoy refreshments and a themed craft. Don’t forget to bring your favorite teddy bear!

ect helped bring the Eastern bluebird from a threatened species to showing population increase. Then, your family can build your own bluebird nestbox to mount in your yard.

YOGA AT BEAMAN (REGISTER)

615-862-8580 | nashville.gov/parks

Adults. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. $10. Enjoy an outdoor yoga class in the serenity of Paradise Ridge.

FREE YOUNG BIRDER’S 4-H CLUB

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.

FREE YOUTH MAGIC GROUP 615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

Ages 8 - 12. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro, TN. 9:30 a.m. Learn magic tricks and illusions.

ZOO RUN RUN

THE HOME SHOW

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See Friday, Feb. 7.

FREE TURKEY VULTURE RESEARCH

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All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Learn about the underappreciated turkey vultures and what you can do to help them.

WILD ABOUT BLUEBIRDS (REGISTER)

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All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $36 covers up to four people. Hike the bluebird nestbox trail to learn how this simple research proj-

All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 3 - 5 p.m. $50 adults, $25 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 & younger. This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure through the zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public. Proceeds help fund zoo operations, including children’s education programs and feeding the animals.

SUN 9

A RED CARPET EVENING (REGISTER)

FREE INTERSECTION MUSIC ENSEMBLE: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM 615-862-5800 intersectionmusic.org

All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 3 p.m. A performance and discussion exploring the story of Harriet Tubman, suffrage and civil rights.

STAR BRIGHT PLAYERS AUDITIONS 615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com

Ages 7 - high school seniors. Freedom Middle School, 750 New Hwy 96 W., Franklin. 1 - 5 p.m. Free to audition; those cast must pay a $100 activity fee. Kids can try out for roles in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (production runs May 7 - 9). Prepare a Broadwaystyle song to sing a cappella and wear clothes comfortable for movement.

THE HOME SHOW See Friday, Feb. 7.

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12 - 1 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

MON 10

FAMILY MONDAY

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Adults. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 6:30 p.m. $100 - $350. 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.

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $15 covers your entire family. Enjoy a trilingual storytime (English, Spanish, American Sign Language), family tours of the galleries and hands-on fun in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. This month’s featured story is The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle.

CAKE DECORATING WITH YOUR VALENTINE (REGISTER)

FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY: 42: THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY

615-383-9140 | belcourt.org

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $40 per parent/child pair. Learn a cakedecorating trend during this parentchild class.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: AXEL See Friday, Feb. 7.

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

615-833-1534 | nashvillezoo.org

All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free with gate ($18 adults, $13 ages 2

The annual Zoo Run Run at Nashville Zoo takes place Saturday, Feb. 8.

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- 12). Bird lovers can learn more about this annual event including how to participate while picking up basic skills for successful bird counting.

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615-862-5867 | library.nashville.org Ages 13+. Looby Library, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 2:30 p.m. History was made in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African-American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Rated PG-13.

FREE NATURE RANGERS (REGISTER)

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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.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE

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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 to view woodcocks during their mating season.

All ages. Old Hickory Branch Library, 1010 Jones St., Old Hickory. 10:30 a.m. Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

WED 12

TUE 11

HOMESCHOOL CLASS: EMBROIDERY PART 2 (REGISTER)

FREE ALL ACCESS NIGHT (REGISTER)

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All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Special needs families can enjoy the center’s exhibits and programs after hours.

ART WITH ABBY

See Tuesday, Feb. 4.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: DINOSAURS (REGISTER)

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Ages 5 - 16. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Explore the different types of dinosaurs, investigate fossils and meet the resident reptiles.

FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY: CINDERELLA (1997)

615-862-5866 | library.nashville.org All ages. Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. 4 p.m. Starring Brandy and Whitney Houston, Cinderella suffers under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, Calliope and Minerva, until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. Rated G.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU! (REGISTER)

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Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Discover the ways love is expressed by people all around the world, then create something to take home to a loved one.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES BASKETBALL 615-322-4653 vucommodores.com

All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. S., Nashville. 6 p.m. $60 - $95. Versus Kentucky.

CHA CHA’S VALENTINE’S DAY BASH

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All ages. Rainforest Cafe, 353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. 5 p.m. $9.99 per child (adults are regular menu prices). Kids can enjoy a dinner buffet, special Valentine’s Day cupcakes, goodie bags, crafts and other activities.

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All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 3 p.m. $10. Students will take the five basic stitches and apply them to create an Easter Bunny sampler.

HOMESCHOOL LAB DISSECTION: SHEEP HEART (REGISTER) 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/homeschool

Grades 2 - 5. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 2 p.m. $10. Explore the parts of the body and functions of organs through hands-on dissection of a sheep heart.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: DINOSAURS (REGISTER) See Tuesday, Feb. 11.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALIST: REPTILE ROCKS (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 adult/child pair; $9 each additional person. Explore the natural world.

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION 43RD ANNUAL CONVENTION & SPORT SHOW

800-843-6983 | nwtf.org/convention All ages. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville. Wed - Sun 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Prices vary per attraction and package options. A variety of events, competition and entertainment, plus the Family Adventure Village featuring free hands-on conservation education and outdoor skills challenges for kids.

Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

WILLIAM SHATNER AND STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 6th Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $51.25 - $71.25. Country star Brad Paisley joins William Shatner onstage to moderate an evening of conversation and audience Q&A following a screening of The Wrath of Khan.

FREE WINTER NIGHT HIKE (REGISTER)

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

THU 13

BATTLE OF FRANKLIN DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

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All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 6:30 p.m. $15. The Battle of Franklin Trust presents The Battle of Franklin & The American Experiment, a new documentary about America’s history and the local battle that took place here on Nov. 30, 1864.

BELMONT BRUINS BASKETBALL 615-460-2255 belmontbruins.com

All ages. Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 5 p.m. $13 adults, $6 youth. Versus Tennessee State.

FREE FAMILY BINGO NIGHT 615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

All ages. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. 6 - 8 p.m. Play for fun and win prizes.

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.

FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY: SELMA

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FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE

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All ages. Looby Library, 2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville. 4 p.m. Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to

Ages 13+. Goodlettsville Library, 205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 11:30 a.m. A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Rated PG-13.

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Lorraine is a new Puppet Truck on Tour production rolling out at several libraries this month. Shows take place on the following dates: Feb. 1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 22, 24, 27 & 29. See StoryTimes under the Things to Do tab at nashvilleparent.com NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 $500. Versus the New York Islanders.

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION 43RD ANNUAL CONVENTION & SPORT SHOW See Wednesday, Feb. 12.

THE NASHVILLE SHOW 317-598-0012 tailgateantiqueshow.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Thu 12 - 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 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.

VALENTINE LOVE BIRDS PAINTING CLASS (REGISTER)

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Ages Adults. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 6 - 8 p.m. $20. Paint a pair of love birds swinging on a perch.

FRI 14

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

FREE BORO ART CRAWL

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All ages. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 6 p.m. View art in more than 15 local galleries.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS NASHVILLE GOLF SHOW 615-573-4738 nashvillegolfshow.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Fri 12 - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $12 adults, free ages 12 & younger (ticket good all three days). Exhibitors, contests, a kids’ zone and hands-on activities to get you ready for golf season.

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION 43RD ANNUAL CONVENTION & SPORT SHOW See Wednesday, Feb. 12.

FREE PUSS IN BOOTS See Friday, Feb. 7.

ROMANCE UNDER THE SEA

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Ages Adults. Aquarium Restaurant, 516 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. 5 p.m. $99 per couple. Enjoy a romantic four-course dinner with two glasses of champagne in an under-the-sea environment.

SKATE NIGHT

615-799-9331 | wcparksandrec.com All ages. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview. 6:30 8:30 p.m. $5. Bring your own skates for a night of fun.

FREE THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

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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.

THE NASHVILLE SHOW See Thursday, Feb. 13.

FREE UNIQUE COURTSHIP STRATEGIES OF THE NATURAL WORLD (REGISTER) wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16260

All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 2 p.m. Learn about the courtship habits of creatures from both Tennessee and around the world.

VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART ZIP TOUR (REGISTER)

615-297-2250 adventureworks.com

Adults. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs. 10 a.m., 12 & 2 p.m. (also available at the Fontanel location) $75 per couple. Enjoy a thrilling zipline excursion on nine lines with your special someone.

VALENTINE’S WITH PATTI LABELLE

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All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 8 p.m. $88 - $214. The “Godmother of Soul” joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of music spanning her 50-year career.

VICTORIAN VALENTINES HOMESCHOOL DAY

615-459-2341 | samdavishome.org All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $8. Learn all about the traditions of the Victorian era’s Valentine’s Day through crafts, dance and more.

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

SAT 15

BARE BRANCHES FESTIVAL 615-352-0881 | bit.ly/30Jkh1Y

All ages. A New Leaf, 7520 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $20 adults, $10 children adv/$25 adults, $15 children dos. Live music, fort building, hiking, games, zoom-line, crafting, cooking on sticks, goat cuddling, face painting and a silent auction.

COLOR WHEELS YOU + ME PAINT PARTY (REGISTER)

Pkwy., Nashville. 7 a.m. $49 for the 5K, $69 for the 15K. Participate in a 5K or 15K benefiting Make-A-Wish. There’s also a kids’ zone with inflatables.

Ages 5 - 12. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. $35 per adult/child pair. You and your child can paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create a colorful piece.

FREE INTERSECTION MUSIC ENSEMBLE: UPON THESE SHOULDERS FROM THE BACK OF THE BUS

615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 15853

FREE FAMILY MOVIE MORNING 615-893-4131| rclstn.org

All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 West Vine St., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. Enjoy a screening of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

HEART DISSECTION LAB

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 1 p.m. $10 plus general admission: $18 adults, $14 ages 2 - 12. Learn all about the heart and how it functions by dissecting a sheep heart, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

HOT CHOCOLATE RACE

615-741-5280 hotchocolate15k.com/nashville All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson

All ages. Fisk Memorial Chapel, 1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. A community performance and celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many heroes of the civil rights movement featuring performances by Choral Arts Link, Intersection and more.

FREE ISPY: DAFFODILS 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Look for ephemeral daffodils peeking through the winter ground.

FREE KIDSVILLE

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Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 11:45 a.m. Hear the original Little Red Riding Hood story, Ratkäppchen, then decorate your own cap.

FREE LEGO COMPETITION 2020: ENTRIES VIEWING AND AWARDS CEREMONY 615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org

All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Check out all of the entries in the 10th Annual LEGO Competition. The work of children, teens and adults is on display where you can view and submit your vote for crowd favorite.

BELMONT BRUINS BASKETBALL 615-460-2255 belmontbruins.com

All ages. Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 3 p.m. $13 adults, $6 youth. Versus Jacksonville State.

FREE LOVE BIRDS PICKIN’ PARTY!

615-862-8539 | sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Bring the people you love to the Nature Center for a relaxing afternoon of playing or listening to music.

BLACKSMITHING IN AMERICA 615-425-3706 | tnstateparks.com/ parks/bledsoecreek

MTSU BLUE RAIDERS BASKETBALL

All ages. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $5. Explore the history of metal working and the importance of blacksmithing in early America.

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All ages. Murphy Center, 1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro. 2 p.m. $15. Versus UAB.

MUSIC CITY YOGA FESTIVAL 615-843-4001 musiccityyogafestival.com

The Nashville Golf Show takes place Feb. 14 - 16 at The Fairgrounds. It includes a kids’ zone with hands-on activities.

All ages. Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. S., Downtown, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $50. A day full of yoga sessions, a marketplace, music, food trucks and giveaways.

NASHVILLE GOLF SHOW See Friday, Feb. 14.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS Outlaws, then customize your own bandana.

HEARTS AND HUGS DATE WITH DAD (REGISTER)

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

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12 - 1 p.m. $28. Dads and their girls can enjoy a meal, games, conversation, a goody bag and more.

NASHVILLE GOLF SHOW See Friday, Feb. 14.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

See a free screening of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil during Family Movie Morning at Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro on Saturday, Feb. 15. NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION 43RD ANNUAL CONVENTION & SPORT SHOW See Wednesday, Feb. 12.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT (REGISTER)

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Ages 6 - 13. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 10 p.m. $5. Drop the kids off for games and activities while you enjoy a night out to yourself.

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 3 p.m. $34.90 - $185. Caleb Plant takes on Vincent Feigenbutz in this super middleweight world championship boxing match.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE

615-862-5870 | library.nashville.org All ages. Richland Park Library, 4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. 10:30 a.m.; Thompson Lane Library, 380 Thompson Lane, Nashville. 2 p.m. (615-8625873). Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

FREE PUSS IN BOOTS See Friday, Feb. 7.

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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.

ROMANCE UNDER THE SEA

EXTENDED MINI CAMP (REGISTER)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

Ages 3 - 6. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $45. Make art, read books, enjoy snacks and pmore.

OZ SCHOOL DAY (REGISTER)

615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org Ages 5 - 10. Centennial Performing Arts Studio, 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville. 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. $60. Explore visual art, theater, music and movement with a specific theme.

VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART ZIP TOUR (REGISTER)

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 5 p.m. $50 $500. Versus the St. Louis Blues.

See Friday, Feb. 14.

NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION 43RD ANNUAL CONVENTION & SPORT SHOW

ART WITH ABBY

See Wednesday, Feb. 12.

FREE PARK HOP: HILLTOP-ROSENWALD 615-459-9773 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Hilltop-Rosenwald Park, 565 Mason Tucker Drive, Smyrna. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Join SOAC staff to explore the park, learn its history and meet live animals.

ROMANCE UNDER THE SEA

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See Tuesday, Feb. 4.

HOMESCHOOL PE: OCEAN IN MOTION (REGISTER) 615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 16. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 & 10:30 a.m. $2. Get moving with ocean animal-themed games.

HOMESCHOOL TUTORIAL: ABRACTION ATTRACTION (REGISTER) 615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

See Friday, Feb. 14.

See Friday, Feb. 14.

THE NASHVILLE SHOW

VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART ZIP TOUR (REGISTER)

Ages 7 - 13. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 3 p.m. $20. Explore elements of art while trying your hand at abstract art using materials of your choice.

MON 17

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

See Friday, Feb. 14.

VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETHEART ZIP TOUR (REGISTER)

See Friday, Feb. 14.

VALENTINES MURDER MYSTERY EXCURSION TRAIN

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 and back with a Valentine’s Day progressive murder mystery play performed in your train car.

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CREATIVE ZONE: MAKE AN OUTLAW BANDANA 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Explore the style of the

See Friday, Feb. 14.

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Grades K - 4. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $35 members, $40 non-members. Design and race cars on ramps, work with ziplines and make the world spin with a merry-go-round.

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 $500. Versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

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BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA (REGISTER)

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. A story and hands-on activities to help young ones better understand how electricity works.

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12 - 1 p.m. $12. Create and bake your own pizza, enjoy root beer floats and make a pizza craft for your doll.

STICKY FINGERS GRANDPARENT & ME PRESCHOOL ART CLASS (REGISTER)

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parents and grandkids can have fun creating art together.

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HOMESCHOOL CLASS: CAKE DECORATING (REGISTER) 615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 3 p.m. $10. Learn to cut and decorate a cake, making either a bat or a butterfly. Bring an apron.

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Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 adult/child pair; $9 each additional person. Explore the natural world.

FREE RAPTOR RHAPSODY 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 4 p.m. Get up close and personal with a live bird of prey while learning about master predators of the sky.

FREE READING PAWS (REGISTER)

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All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 3 - 4:30 p.m. Kids can sign up to read to a reading education assistance dog.

WINE & WOODWINDS 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Ages 21+. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 6 p.m. $50. The Nashville Symphony Crescendo Club and City Winery present an elegant evening of music and wine.

FREE ARTLAB TEEN STUDIO: ILLUSTRATION AND TATTOO ART

615-244-3340 | fristartmuseum.org Ages 13 - 19. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 4 - 6 p.m. Hang out with internationally recognized tattoo artist Elisheba Israel Mrozik and get a temporary tattoo, make art and interact in a Q&A session.

DROP-IN DRAWING

615-244-3340 | fristartmuseum.org All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 5 - 8 p.m. Free with gate ($15 adults, free ages 18 & younger). Practice different drawing techniques and skills.

ENGINEERING DAY

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All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $18 adults, $14 ages 2 12. Hands-on engineering challenges and exploration of different branches of engineering: from mechanical and chemical to environmental and civil.

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Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 p.m. Enjoy a slice of pizza and an activity tied to books.

All ages. Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $25 $40. See seven unreleased films that capture the unbreakable human spirit from Alaska to St. John.

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SENSORY NIGHT AT BRADLEY 615-895-2672 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 8+. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 6 - 8 p.m. $4 adults, free for kids. Tour the museum while visiting a variety of sensory stations along the way, opening the door for free play.

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All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop for treasures.

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FREE HIKE WITH A NATURALIST All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Embark on a guided hike through the nature trails.

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All ages. Linden Waldorf School, 3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. 6:30 - 8 p.m. $10. Janet Allison, founder of BOYS Alive! and the ON BOYS podcast, presents this workshop to help parents handle the challenges unique to boys. Free childcare available.

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SAT 22

FREE 24TH ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE FAIR See page 51.

BABYSITTING 101 (REGISTER) 303-902-2097 smartkids101.com/class michaelahamer76@gmail.com

Ages 12 - 16. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. 1:15 - 5:45 p.m. $60. Learn safe practices in starting a business, what kids like to do, simple first aid, emergency situations and more.

BASIC OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (REGISTER) 615-425-3706 | tnstateparks.com/ parks/bledsoe-creek

Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 p.m. Watch anime, make crafts and enjoy snacks.

All ages. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin. 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. $40. This class for beginners covers basic principles and concepts of nature and wildlife photography. Bring your DSLR and lenses.

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FREE BASICS OF BACKPACKING (REGISTER)

Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

615-862-4187 | nashville.gov/parks All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn how to backpack, including what to bring, how to pack, how and where to best set up a tent and more.

COOKING FOR MYSELF: A PREP COURSE FOR YOUNG ADULTS (REGISTER) 615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 11 - 18. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $60. The menu covers mastering the egg; rotisserie chicken three ways; dark chocolate trail mix energy treats; and protein-packed grab-and-go bites.

THU 20

ART AFTER DARK

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All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 4-8 p.m. $15 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Explore art, enjoy live music and more.

Kids can search for signs of spring during iSpy: Daffodils at Warner Park Nature Center on Saturday, Feb. 15.

DOLL HAIR SALON SPECTACULAR (REGISTER)

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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.

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Ages 5 - 12. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview. 6 - 8 p.m. $18 per couple, $6 each additional child. Girls and their dads can enjoy a night of dancing while a DJ plays the latest hits and provides games. Plus, refreshments and a photo to commemorate the evening.

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FREE MEET THE ANIMALS 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. Get a closer look at Wilbur the Possum and Cooper the Screech Owl while learning about natural history.

MIKE SUPER

615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 4 & 8 p.m. $36 - $51. Magic and illusions with audience participation.

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NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 $500. Versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

PERK UP YOUR PICS

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Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S.,

Nashville. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn tips and tricks to make your photos look their best before exploring the galleries to take your own photographs. Go home with a custom frame.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE 615-862-5866 library.nashville.org

All ages. Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. 10:30 a.m.; Pruitt Branch Library, 117 Charles E. Davis Blvd., Nashville. 2 p.m. (615-862-8985). This brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

RACCOON LOG RIDE

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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.

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All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $44.75. A night of stand-up comedy.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SENSORY SCREENING

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All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin. 10 a.m. $7. See the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie in a sensory-friendly environment.

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All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. S., Nashville. 5 p.m. $22 - $35. Versus Georgia.

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615-401-1400 winewomenandshoes.com/event/ nashville Adults. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $150. Wine tastings, a seated lunch, live and silent auctions, exclusive shopping and more. Proceeds benefit YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee.

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7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 6 p.m. Discover differences between songs and calls while learning to distinguish the sounds of local birds like titmice, wrens, cardinals, sparrows and more.

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HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: DINOSAURS (REGISTER)

OUR KIDS SOUP SUNDAY

Ages 5 - 16. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. East, Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Explore the different types of dinosaurs, investigate fossils and meet the resident reptiles.

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All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $25 adults, $5 children 4+. Sample soups from 50 of Nashville’s top restaurants featuring celebrity and chef judges. There are also silent and online auctions, balloon artists, face painters, magicians, caricaturists and greats for kids. Proceeds benefit Our Kids’s mission to provide medical evaluations and crisis counseling for children and families struggling with child sexual abuse.

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NASHVILLE PARENT’S 24TH ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE FAIR SATURDAY, FEB. 22

W

hen it comes to organizing what your child will be doing during the summer months, planning well ahead is paramount, especially when it comes to a summer camp program. Camps are already booking kids for 2020, and the best opportunity you have to dig into research mode is by attending Nashville Parent’s 24th Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair on Saturday, Feb. 22 at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). The fair takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and admission is FREE! The Summer Camp Adventure Fair lets you and your kids explore dozens of local day and residential sleep-away camps that span the spectrum of themes and activities. While you’re there, register for prizes, including free one-week sessions at select camps. For more info, call 855-949-6678 or visit nashvilleparent. com/campfair20. FREE WINTER BIRD BANDING DAY

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Watch bird banding in action with chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers and other species.

FREE YA BOOK CLUB

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Ages 12 - 18. Linebaugh Library, 105 West Vine St., Murfreesboro. 2 p.m. Reading fun and book discussions for tweens and teens.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. $10. Enjoy an outdoor yoga class in the serenity of Paradise Ridge.

YOGA UNDER THE STARS (REGISTER) 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 9:30 a.m. $17 members, $22 non-members. A planetarium yoga session with NASA visualizations and 6.5 million stars on the dome.

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WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

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Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12 - 1 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

MON 24

HOMESCHOOL DAY: HARLEM RENAISSANCE

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All ages. Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $15 adults, $10 students. Learn about music and art in African-American communities from 1910 - 1930.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE 615-862-5860 library.nashville.org

All ages. East Branch Library, 206 Gallatin Ave., Nashville. 10:30 a.m. Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

TUE 25

ART WITH ABBY

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YOGA AT BEAMAN (REGISTER)

SUN 23

Adults. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City.

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BABYSITTING 101 (REGISTER)

Ages 12 - 16. Franklin Recreation Com-

FREE FYI NATURALIST: LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF BIRDS (REGISTER)

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FREE LEAP DAY PARTY 615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 6 p.m. Have a LEAPIN’ good time reading, singing, crafting and more.

LEARN TO ICE SKATE (REGISTER)

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Ages 3+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville. Classes run Feb. 25 - April 11. 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.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 $500. Versus the Ottawa Senators.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: DINOSAURS (REGISTER)

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Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. East, Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Explore the center’s new exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice, then enjoy a story and make dinosaur art.

TODDLER TUESDAY 615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

Ages 1 - 4. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 10 - 11 a.m. $5 for toddlers and siblings, free for parents. Celebrate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day with rhymes, games and crafts.

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HOMESCHOOL CLASS: SOUPER SAMPLER (REGISTER) 615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 3 p.m. $10. Make homemade beef vegetable soup and biscuits.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: DINOSAURS (REGISTER) See Tuesday, Feb. 25.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALIST: BIRDS OF A FEATHER (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 adult/child pair; $9 each additional person. Explore the natural world.

THU 27

31ST ANNUAL NASHVILLE LAWN AND GARDEN SHOW

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All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $12 adults, $2 children, $25 four-day pass. Explore the changing trends of modern cityscapes, suburban and rural gardens, community initiatives, container and waterwise gardens, organic foods, sustainability and more. Plus, there are 250 vendor booths and children’s activities.

BELMONT BRUINS BASKETBALL

Kids can enjoy face painting, balloon art and other fun activities during Our Kids Soup Sunday on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Nissan Stadium’s Club Level West.

All ages. Curb Event Center, 2000 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 5 p.m. $13 adults, $6 youth. Versus Tennessee Tech.

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FREE JOURNEY

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All ages. Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. 7 p.m. Intersection Music Ensemble will explore the connections between the 19th Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement through the music and story of Florence Price and excerpts from Nkeiru Okoye’s Opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 $500. Versus the Calgary Flames.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK ON TOUR: LORRAINE

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All ages. Donelson Library, 2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville. 10:30 a.m. Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

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31ST ANNUAL NASHVILLE LAWN AND GARDEN SHOW LIL’ LEARNING LANE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CITROEN! (REGISTER) 615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

Ages 3 - 5. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. 10:30 - 11 a.m. $12 adults, $3 youth, free ages 4 and younger. Learn all about birthdays and Citroen, the famous French car manufacturer on its special 100th birthday celebration.

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Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

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31ST ANNUAL NASHVILLE LAWN AND GARDEN SHOW See Thursday, Feb. 27.

FREE BANJO BY THE FIRE (REGISTER) 615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

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

FREE BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIUMPH AWARDS 615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 3 p.m. A celebration of long-standing community heroes and up-and-coming influential leaders.

FREE BLACK HISTORY MONTH: MEMORIAL SERVICE 615-889-2941 | thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachels Lane, Hermitage. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Music and remarks to honor those enslaved at The Hermitage and across the country. Service is held at The Hermitage Church

FATHER/DAUGHTER SOCK HOP NIGHT (REGISTER)

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Ages 5 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road,

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Nolensville. 6 - 8 p.m. $18 per couple, $6 each additional child. Girls and their dads can enjoy a night of dancing while a DJ plays the latest hits and provides games. Plus, refreshments and a photo to commemorate the evening.

INTRODUCTION TO GARAGEBAND

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Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn the basics of GarageBand music production software, including how to create a drum loop, add guitar and keyboard sounds, and record voices.

FREE ISPY: SPRING POLLINATORS 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Search for spring pollinators during this drop-in program.

FREE KIDSVILLE

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SAYING IT from-my-seat ponderings on the local arts scene

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t’s funny sometimes how something you know to be true tends to exist dormant in your mind until you hear someone else mention it. That happened to me a few days ago. I was out and about running errands and listening to the On Broadway channel on SiriusXM in my car. It’s

the only channel I listen to on satellite radio, and one of my favorite programs is “Seth’s Big Fat Broadway,” featuring the AHMAAAAZING Seth Rudetsky — he’s a true aficionado of all-things theater, and an amazing performer to boot! Driving around listening to Seth’s show, he dove into a conversation about a child’s first encounter with a show. The gist of his discussion was to encourage parents to take young kids to local community and school shows of all kinds. He elaborated on how much more powerful those experiences can be for kids versus a touring Broadway show. Not discrediting the power of the latter, his point was that magic happens when kids see their peers onstage. And how that provides a strong hook that can bait another youngster to at least try out for something himself ... or to become interested in the world of theater in any capacity whatsoever.

I thought about that for a second, and Rudetsky’s right. The first

live show I saw as a kid was in elementary school (before that, my

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Ages 6+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. Learn about common frogs in the park and which seasons they are most likely to be seen or heard.

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All ages. Edmondson Pike Library, 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville. 10:30 a.m. Nashville Opera presents John Davies’ rollicking retelling of Red Riding Hood in a unique musical form.

Perform Murfreesboro, et al), I have always noticed the excitement level of kids in the audience watching kids perform.

This month, take your kids to shows featuring kids onstage.

This includes CYT’s Disney Frozen Jr.; Bravo Creative Arts Center’s Mary Poppins Jr.; HPAC’s Matilda the Musical; The Theater Bug’s Oddly Puddle is From Inner Space; Drama People’s Our Town; and both Rising Stars and Perform Murfreesboro’s duo productions of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Find all event details in our Theater & Dance roundup starting on page 69.

And while you’re at it, take the kids to Cheekwood’s Scholastic

Art Exhibition showcasing the handiwork of local teens. There’s a lot happening this month to inspire kids in artful ways! — Chad Young

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All ages. Overall Creek Elementary, 429 Otter Trail, Murfreesboro. 9 & 10:30 a.m. $15 per person, $60 family max. The Rutherford County Imagination Library Books From Birth hosts this fundraising event that features a Chick-fil-A breakfast, character appearances and other kids’ activities.

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615-425-3706 | tnstateparks.com/ parks/bledsoe-creek All ages. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. A craft show with a healthy dose of invention.

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 $500. Versus the Colorado Avalanche.

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ticket prices TBA. Versus Atlanta United FC.

ent onstage is provided by kids (The Theater Bug, Act Too Players,

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Ages Cub Scouts. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $3. Cub Scouts can explore science through hands-on experiments, covering all requirements for the Science Badge.

Ages 21+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 7 - 11 p.m. $100 - $250. Enjoy food and craft brews while exploring science exhibits celebrating the last 75 years.

TV). Theater soon fascinated me — long before I saw a Broadway

been in the audience during children’s productions where the tal-

Ages 21+. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 6 - 9 p.m. $89 - $199. Taste dishes created by 10 of the South’s most talented chefs while exploring more than 70 whiskeys.

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Ages 10 & younger. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free with gate ($19 adults, $14 ages 2 - 12). Children can bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for a routine checkup by the zoo’s veterinary staff.

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Ages 13+. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $36 covers up to four people. Learn the basics of mushroom cultivation for three species of edible mushrooms on logs. This workshop covers log selection, timing, spore selection, harvesting and storage. You will inoculate your own log during the class.

All ages. Southeast Branch Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch. 10:30 a.m. Set in the Tennessee hills, this brand new musical marionette show introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain?

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All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville. 7 - 9 p.m. View the night sky through an astronomer’s telescope.

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov Ages 8+. 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.

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615-862-8580 | nashville.gov/parks Ages 3+. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 10 - 11 a.m. Play a special version of bingo to learn about local wildflowers.

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the ARTS 59 ART Student handiwork is on

display at Cheekwood via the Scholastic Art Exhibit.

63 MUSIC The Force is great with the

Nashville Symphony when it presents Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in concert. Plus, all the music venue listings around town!

69 THEATER & DANCE

My Fair Lady kicks things off at TPAC this month, plus Blue Man Group, A Streetcar Named Desire, Nashville Ballet tackles gender and more.

74 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Constance Stamatiou talks about the legacy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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SCHOLASTIC ART EXHIBIT Cheekwood 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville Thru Sunday, March 15 View the amazing artwork of Middle Tennessee’s most talented teens .

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heekwood celebrates 29 years of supporting local youth in visual art pursuits by joining the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers in hosting the Scholastic Art Competition and Exhibition. Now in its 97th year, the competition invites young artists in grades 7 - 12 to submit their best work in regional competitions across the country. Regional winners advance to the nationals in New York where they can win a variety of awards and up to $10,000 in scholarships. A week-long celebration and ceremony at Carnegie Hall takes place in June. Take the kids to see art created by local teens. Perhaps it will inspire your little ones to pursue a visual art endeavor of their own. Cheekwood’s hours are Tue - Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.

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THINGS TO DO: ART GALLERY LISTINGS

FRIST SEEKS YOUTH ART! The Frist Art Museum invites area high school art students to submit works for its eighth biennial Young Tennessee Artists exhibition. The submission period runs Feb. 3 - May. 1. Find the guidelines at fristartmuseum.org/yta.

The Frist Art Museum takes a look back at the historic flood of 2010 in its exhibit, The Flood: Ten Years Later. Through photographs and oral histories, the exhibit presents a broad picture of destruction and relief efforts from 10 different neighborhoods. Through Sunday, May 17. Photo credit: Larry McCormack/The Tennessean.

THE ARTS COMPANY

215 Fifth Ave. of the Arts Nashville 615-254-2040 theartscompany.com

• Each month’s new exhibit is unveiled during the First Saturday Art Crawl.

BENNETT GALLERIES

2104 Crestmoor Road, Nashville 615-297-3201 bennettgalleriesnashville.com • Several established and emerging artists on display.

BERGER GALLERY AT THE ARTS CENTER OF CANNON COUNTY 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury 615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com • Thru Feb. 29: The Works of J. Oliver Langston

CARL VAN VECHTEN ART GALLERY AT FISK UNIVERSITY 1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville 615-329-8720 | fisk.edu/galleries

• Currently on display are Artists in Residence 1888-Present: Fisk Faculty & Alumni Show and 615 North

CENTER FOR THE ARTS

110 W. College St., Murfreesboro 615-904-2787 | boroarts.org

• Thru Feb. 24: Let Your Voice Be Heard

CHEEKWOOD

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org

• Thru March 2: Orchids in the Mansion • Thru March 15: 2020 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition • Thru March 29: 2020 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Hiroshi Sato

FRIST ART MUSEUM

919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 | fristartmuseum.org • Thru Feb. 9: Multi-District School Art Show • Thru Feb. 23: Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” • Thru May 17: The Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later • Feb. 20 - May 1: Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters on the Altar • Feb. 20 - May 31: J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime

GALLERY 202

202 Second Ave. S., Franklin 615-472-1134 | gallery202art.com

• Local, regional and national artists on display.

GROUND FLOOR GALLERY

942 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville 615-478-1467 | groundflrgallery. com • Feb. 8 - 29: Mother or (K)not

HATCH SHOW PRINT’S HALEY GALLERY

224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-577-7710 hatchshowprint.com

• Thru April 30: Every Poster Tells a Story: 140 Years of Hatch Show Print

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LEIPER’S CREEK GALLERY

4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin 615-599-5102 leiperscreekgallery.com • Twenty-four artists on display

LEU ART GALLERY & GALLERY 121 AT BELMONT UNIVERSITY

RED ARROW GALLERY 919 Gallatin Ave., Ste. 4 Nashville 615-236-6575 theredarrowgallery.com

• Thru Feb. 2: Dane Carter & Lindsy Davis • Feb. 8 - March 7: Dana Oldfather

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THE RYMER GALLERY

MONTHAVEN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

Rotating exhibits throughout the year. New shows are revealed during the First Saturday Art Crawl.

• Thru Feb. 28: In the Studio: An Art Faculty Exhibition

1017 Antebellum Cir. Hendersonville 615-822-0789 monthavenartsandculturalcenter. com • Thru Feb. 2: Michael Goddard: The Secret Lives of Olives • Feb. 8 - March 8: Undertones: Black Women Rise

MTSU’S TODD ART GALLERY 919 Broadway, Nashville 615-898-5532 | mtsu.edu/art

233 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville 615-752-6030 therymergallery.com

TINNEY CONTEMPORARY 237 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville 615-255-7816 tinneycontemporary.com

• Thru Feb. 25: The Infinite Monsoon • Thru Feb. 27: Soft Kernel

VANDERBILT ART GALLERY 419 21st Ave. S., Nashville 615-322-0605 vanderbilt.edu/gallery

• Thru Feb. 15: Illustration Artist Chris Schweizer

• Thru Feb. 29: Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

OZ ARTS

YORK & FRIENDS FINE ART GALLERY

6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org Rotating exhibits throughout the year.

THE PARTHENON

2500 West End Ave., Nashville 615-862-8431 | nashville.gov/parks • Permanent: The Cowan Collection of American Art

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ne of the great movies of all time joins “forces” with the Nashville Symphony during Star Wars in Concert: Return of the Jedi. If you’ve yet to experience one of Nashville Symphony’s “in concert” movie outings, this is one you must experience with your kids. You’ll get to see “Episode VI” in the Star Wars saga (the final film in the original trilogy) in HD on a giant screen over the Schermerhorn stage while the Nashville Symphony plays the entire score live — it’s a musical experience like no other. Arrive early to get a photo with members of The 501st Legion and The Rebel Alliance. The photo line opens 90 minutes prior to the show and closes 15 minutes prior. Showtimes are Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.. Tickets are $26 - $84. Call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony. org.

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THINGS TO DO: MUSIC LISTINGS 3RD & LINDSLEY

818 Third Ave. S., Nashville 615-259-9891 | 3rdandlindsley.com • Feb. 1: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram 8 p.m. $17.50 • Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24: The Time Jumpers 8 p.m. $20 • Feb. 5: Jordan Davis with Angie K & Brett Kissel 7 p.m. $18 • Feb. 6: Jeffrey Steele and The Sons of the Palomino with Stephen Wilson Jr. 7 p.m. $15 • Feb. 7: The Steel Woods with Tennessee Jet 8 p.m. $18 • Feb. 9: Darrin Bradbury 8 p.m. $10 • Feb. 12: Tommy Womack and Raygun with Party of Shine 7 p.m. $10 • Feb. 14: The Rubiks Groove Valentine’s Show 8 p.m. $17 • Feb. 15: The Long Players perfom songs and sounds of the ‘70s 8 p.m. $20 • Feb. 16: Theo Katzman with Rett Madison 8 p.m. $25 • Feb. 18: Wendy Moten 7:30 p.m. $12 • Feb. 19: Ganstagrass 8 p.m. $10 • Feb. 21: Jason Boland & The Stragglers 8 p.m. $17 • Feb. 23: Junior Brown 8 p.m. $22 • Feb. 25: Ross Mathews Name Drop Tour 8 p.m. $35 - $100 • Feb. 27: Mickey & the Motorcars 8 p.m. $12 • Feb 28: The Daybreaks 8 p.m. $10 • Feb. 29: Ward Davis with Josh Morningstar 8 p.m. $25 - $75

THE BASEMENT

1604 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville 615-645-9174 thebasementnashville.com

• Feb. 1: The Grass is Dead 9 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • Feb. 3: The Dryes, Jenna Paulette 7 p.m. $8 adv/$10 dos • Feb. 3: Sam Varga, Tyler Dial 9 p.m. Free • Feb. 5: Beat Root Revival, Pay Byrne 7 p.m. $10 • Feb. 5: Sweet Fever, Skye Claire, Jenny Teator, JustSaints 9 p.m. $5 adv/$8 dos • Feb. 8: The Hippy Hippy Shakes 7 p.m. $10 • Feb. 8: Jade Jackson, Kirby Brown 9 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • Feb. 9: Stereo League, Amy Darling, Rolling Child, Baby Brains 7 p.m. $8 adv/$10 dos • Feb. 15: Jesse Dayton, Jeremy Pinnell 9 p.m. $12 adv/$25 dos • Feb. 16: Mercy Bell Vinyl Release and Birthday Show with Jasmin Kaset & Gran Cavallo 8 p.m. $5 adv/$8 dos • Feb. 19: Deep Sea Diver with John McNally 7 p.m. $10 • Feb. 20: Kim Richey, Mando Saenz 7 p.m. $10 • Feb. 21: Katie Pruitt 8 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • Feb. 22: Motel Radio, Juno Dunes 9 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • Feb. 23: Smart Objects, Arts Fishing Club, Kate Vogel 8 p.m. $8 adv/$10 dos

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Keith Urban hosts the All for the Hall concert on Monday, Feb. 10 at Bridgestone Arena. The benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum also features Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Ingrid Andress, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton and Tenille Townes. THE BASEMENT EAST

917 Woodland St., Nashville 615-645-9174 thebasementnashville.com

• Feb. 1: Piebald with Waterfall Wash & Through the Motions 9 p.m. $17 adv/$20 dos • Feb. 5: The Adicts with Antagonizers 8 p.m. $20 adv/$23 dos • Feb. 6: AJJ with Tacocat & Emperor X 8 p.m. $18 adv/$20 dos • Feb. 7: William Clark Green & Flatland Cavalry with Kenny Freeman 8 p.m. $20 • Feb. 8: Kody West & Kolby Cooper with Giovannie & The Hired Guns 8:30 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • Feb. 14: She’s a Rebel: A Girl Group Tribute Show 8 p.m. $15 adv/$20 dos • Feb. 15: Paul Cauthen with The Kernal 9 p.m. $12 adv/$15 dos • The 69 Eyes with Wednesday 13, Sumo Cyco and The Crowned 7:15 p.m. $22 adv/$25 dos • Feb. 18: Iration with Iya Terra, Ballyhoo! & The Ries Brothers 6:30 p.m. $24 adv/$28 dos/$130 VIP • Feb. 19: American Authors and Magica Giant: Band of Brothers Road Show with Public 7:30 p.m. $25 adv/$28 dos • Feb. 20: R.LUM.R 8 p.m. $16 adv/$18 dos

• Feb. 22: Cam’ron: Purple Haze 2 9 p.m. $27 adv/$30 dos • Feb. 23: Lost Dog Street Band with Casper Allen 8 p.m. $20 • Feb. 24: YBN Cordoe with 24KGoldn 9 p.m. $25 adv/$28 dos • Feb. 26: Jordy Searcy 8 p.m. $12 adv/$14 dos • Feb. 27: Crobot with Aeges & Like Machines 7 p.m. $12 adv/$15 dos • Feb. 28: bbno’s ‘epic tour name’ tour 9 p.m. $16 adv/$19 dos • Feb. 29: Illiterate Light with Shane T 8 p.m. $12 adv/$15 dos

THE BLUEBIRD CAFE

4044 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-383-1461 | bluebirdcafe.com Unless otherwise noted, there is no cover charge for shows, but there is a $10 food/drink minimum per person for all shows

• Feb. 1: Kelly Archer, Al Anderson, Adam Hambrick & Andy Albert benefit for Alive Hospice 6:30 p.m. $20 • Feb. 1: Marc Beeson, Marcus Hummon, Levi Hummon & Lucie Silvas benefit for Alive Hospice 9:30 p.m. $25 • Feb. 2: Amanda Fields 6 p.m. • Feb. 3: Mike Henderson Band with Michael Rhodes and Kevin McKendree 9 p.m. $15 • Feb 4: Mignon and Friends 6 p.m.

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• Feb. 7: In the Row with David Newbould, Kristina Murray, King Corduroy and John R. Miller 6:30 p.m. • Feb. 8: In the Round with Phil Barton & Friends 6:30 p.m. • Feb. 9: The Springs 6 p.m. • Feb. 11: Women in the Round with Ashley Cleveland, Tricia Walker, Karen Staley and Pam Tillis 6 & 9 p.m. $25 • Feb. 12: In the Round with Whiskey Wolves of the West ,Emily West and Nicki Bluhm 6 p.m. • Feb. 14: In the Round with Justin & Jamie Zimmer and Friends 6:30 p.m. • Feb. 16: Runaway Home 6 p.m. • Feb. 23: Taylor McCall 6 p.m.

BRIDGESTONE ARENA

501 Broadway, Nashville 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

• Feb. 10: All for the Hall featuring Keith Urban, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Ingrid Andress, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton and Tenille Townes 7:30 p.m. $49.50 - $225 • Feb. 19: The Lumineers 7 p.m. $39 - $185 • Feb. 28: RnB Rewind: Keith Sweat, Blackstreet, SWV, Ginuwine 112, Job B & more 7:30 p.m. $44.30 - $255.50


CANNERY BALLROOM

1 Cannery Row, Nashville 615-251-3020 | mercylounge.com All shows are 18+ unless otherwise noted • Feb. 1: The Devil Makes Three with Matt Heckler 9 p.m. $27.50 - $30 • Feb. 6: Ryan Hurd 7 p.m. $20 - $60 • Feb. 20: Hardy with Ashland Craft 8 p.m. $25 • Feb. 21: Last in Line 8 p.m. $25

CITY WINERY

609 Lafayette St., Nashville 615-324-1010 | citywinery.com

• Feb. 1: Sarah Potenza 7 p.m. $17 • Feb. 3: Sy Smith 7 p.m. $25 • Feb. 8: Music City Stones 8:30 p.m. $15 • Feb. 12: Davy Knowles 8:30 p.m. $15 • Feb. 13 Adam Weiner with AB 7 p.m. $12 • Feb. 15 Phil Madeira with Cindy Morgan & Will Kimbrough 7 p.m. $15 • Feb. 21: Emily Wolfe with OJR 8 p.m. $10

CMA THEATER

224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-760-6556 | cmatheater.com

• March 19: Rome & Duddy — Friends & Family Acoustic Tour 8 p.m. $24.50 - $75 • March 28: Graham Nash 8 p.m. $45 - $425

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All of these performances are free with museum admission ($25.95 adults, free ages 18 & younger in Davidson & surrounding counties) • Feb. 2: Aaron Till 1 p.m. • Feb. 8: Tenille Townes 11:30 a.m. • Feb. 15: Phil Barton & Jaron Boyer 11:30 a.m. • Feb. 16: Jimmy Church 1 p.m. • Feb. 22: Filmore 11:30 a.m. • Feb. 23: Jason Coleman & Meagan Taylor Anderson 1 p.m.

THE COWAN

500 Cowan St., Nashville 615-777-3007 topgolf.com/us/nashville/ upcoming-events All shows are all ages unless otherwise noted

• Feb. 5: The Wailers 7 p.m. $20 adv/$25 dos • Feb. 16: Marc E. Bassy with Gianni & Kyle 7 p.m. $20 adv/$25 dos • Feb. 22: Guilty Pleasures 7 p.m. $20 adv/$22 dos • Feb. 23: Subtronics with HE$H & Chee & Level Up & Grave Dancer 8 p.m. $20 adv/$25 dos • Feb. 25: Soul Asylum with Local H 7:30 p.m. $22 adv/$26 dos • Feb. 27: The Wonder Years with Free Throw, Spanish Love Songs & Pool Kids $23.50 adv/$25 dos • Feb. 28: Elizabeth Cook with Cory Branan 7 p.m. $22 adv/$25 dos

THE END

2219 Elliston Place, Nashville 615-321-4457 | endnashville.com All shows are 18+ (unless otherwise noted)

• Feb. 1: Wayf, Keith Mosley, A Playa Name Stones, Smoove Vibes, Pimpspeed & Tee Walls 7 p.m. $12 • Feb. 4: True Villains with Denman 9 p.m. $7 • Feb. 5: Nick Fair with Your Neighbors & Chelsey Sutton 8 p.m. $5 • Feb. 6: Women of Rock Showcase feat. Gentry, Quinn O’Donnell, Jo Jeffries & On the Fence 8 p.m. $7 • Feb. 7: Znataraja with Deebo, Raytec Owen Ni & Trance 9 p.m. $10 • Feb. 8: Super Furture with Wreckno, T313port & Norby 9 p.m. $10 • Feb 9.: Oxossi with Hypho, Old Gold & Xakra 8 p.m. $10 • Feb. 12: Don Pedigo & The Coyotes with City Silos, Year of October & Sycamore 8 p.m. $7 • Feb. 13: Terrance Escobar with Castor Raines, Eddy Niz, Tre Stoner & Walt Flames 9 p.m. $10 • Feb. 14: Sage with Synthe & Sky Rat 9 p.m. $8

• Feb. 15: Peverall with John Tyler & The Chase & Downboy 9 p.m. $7 • Super Whatevr, Chapel, Happy (all ages) 7 p.m. $14 adv/$16 dos • Feb. 18: Daisyhead, Sinai Vessel, Early Humans 8 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • Feb. 20: The Inferno Kats with Gamble Valley Troubadours & Mike Simmons 8 p.m. $7 • Feb. 21: Incendiary, Division of Mind, Mutually Assured Destruction, Glimmer, Idiot & Blackened 7 p.m. $12 adv/$15 dos • Feb. 23: Bad Omens, Oh Sleeper, Thousand Below, Bloodline, Intimidator, Obleak 7 p.m. $15 adv/$18 dos

EXIT/IN

2208 Elliston Place, Nashville 615-321-3340 | exitin.com All shows are 18+

• Feb. 1: Marley’s Memory 8:30 p.m. $10 - $15 • Feb. 3: Dangerous Method, Meg Williams, Leah and the Truth 8 p.m. $10 - $12 • Feb. 4: Electric Guest with Soleima 8 p.m. $15 - $18 • Feb. 6: Blockhead with Arms and Sleepers 9 p.m. $15 - $18 • Feb. 7: Toddzilla’s Rip Roarin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Big Top Prince Tribute 9 p.m. $10 • Feb. 8: Save the Rock Block Benefit Show with Gyasi, The Smoking Flowers, Blackfoot Gypsies and The Western Sons 8 p.m. $15 • Feb. 9: Lauren McClinton with John Tucker and Lul Lion 8 p.m. $10 • Feb. 11: Andy Shauf with Molly Sarte 8 p.m. $18 - $20 • Feb. 13: Mike Ryan 8 p.m. $12 • Feb. 14: New Bomb Turks with Nine Pound Hammer and King of the F-ing Sea 9 p.m. $15 - $18 • Feb. 18: Summer Salt with Okey Dokey and Breakup Shoes 8 p.m. $17 - $20 • Feb. 19: We Were Promised Jetpacks with Slaughter Beach and Dog 9 p.m. $17 - $20 • Feb. 22: Framing Hanley 9 p.m. $25 • Feb. 27: The Motet 8 p.m. $20 - $25 • Feb. 28: The Boom Bap Nashville (21+) 9 p.m. Tickets at the door (price TBA) • Feb. 29: The Mother Hips 9 p.m. $15 - $17

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 265 W. Thompson Lane Murfreesboro tnphil.org

• Feb. 13: Tennessee Philharmonic presents “Having the Time of Your Life” 7 p.m. $15 - $40

FRANKLIN THEATRE

419 Main St., Franklin 615-538-2076 | franklntheatre.com

The music and comedy of Doyle and Debbie take the Franklin Theatre stage on Friday, Feb. 21.

• Feb. 14: Suzy Bogguss 8 p.m. $43 - $55 • Feb. 21: The Doyle & Debbie Show 8 p.m. $29.50 - $47.50 • Feb. 27: George Winston 8 p.m. $50 - $60 • Feb. 28: Grassroots of Grassland

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FRIST ART MUSEUM

919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 | fristartmuseum.org All performances are free • Feb. 6: Neon Sonata 6 p.m. • Feb. 7: Duo Sedeste 6 p.m. • Feb. 20: Grant Ferris 6 p.m. • Feb. 21: Tantsova Grupa 6 p.m. • Feb. 28: The Contrarian Ensemble 6 p.m.

GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE

2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville 800-733-6779 | opry.com

• Every Tue, Fri & Sat: Grand Ole Opry (classic and contemporary country artists) 7 p.m. $45 - $110 • Feb. 5: C’Ya on the Flipside II benefit concert feat. Trace Adkins, Abby Anderson, Tracy Lawrence, Brothers Osborne, Eddie Montgomery, Mark Wills & more. 7 p.m. $45 - $125

THE HIGH WATT

1 Cannery Row, Nashville 615-251-3020 | mercylounge.com All shows are 18+

• Feb. 1: Moon Hooch 8 p.m. $17 - $20 • Feb. 3: Loud Jamz 8 p.m. Free • Feb. 4: Charlotte Sands with Jeff Carl and Games We Play 8 p.m. $7 - $10 • Feb. 5: Joan with Ralph 8 p.m. $12 - $15 • Feb. 6: Lackhoney with Jarren Blair, Bryce Green and Ally Burgess 8 p.m. $7 - $10 • Feb. 7: Slow Hollows 8 p.m. $13 $15 • Feb. 8: Stoop Kids with Pip the Pansy and Thunder Lilly 9 p.m. $10 - $12 • Feb. 9: Arlo McKinley 8 p.m. $12 $15 • Feb. 10: The Voice: Open Mic Night (21+) 6:30 p.m. Free • Feb. 12: The Dustbowl Revival with Front Country 8 p.m. $16 - $18 • Feb. 13: Rock Eupora, Blood Root and Lacquer 9 p.m. $7 - $10 • Feb 14: Not Your Nails: A Tribute to NIN with The Exotic Ones and Whoa Doubt: A Tribute to No Doubt 8 p.m. $7 • Feb. 15: Secondhand Sound 8 p.m. $10 • Feb. 16: Lower Dens with Ami Dang 8 p.m. $15 • Feb. 17: Derek Sanders 8 p.m. $20 • Feb. 19: Have Mercy Farewell Tour with Fredo Disco, Selfish Things and Young Culture 7:30 p.m. $17 - $20 • Feb. 21: Mattiel 8 p.m. $13 - $15 • Feb. 22: The Thing with Feathers along with New Parlor and Beau Turrentine 8 p.m. $10 • Feb. 25: Ilya 8 p.m. $15 - $50 • Feb. 26: That 1 Guy 8 p.m. $15 • Feb. 27: Jake Scott 8 p.m. $10 - $15 • Feb. 28: Transviolet and Armors 8 p.m. $14 - $16 • Feb. 29: Michigan Rattlers with Brent Cowles 8 p.m. $15

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THINGS TO DO: MUSIC LISTINGS Myfever and Vanosdale 8 p.m. $10 $12 • Feb. 28: Doyle Bramhall II with Jive Mother Mary 8 p.m. $25

MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM

417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville 615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com

• Feb. 29: Cashville Blues Festival feat. Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Bobby Rush, Chic Rodgers, Shirley Brown and Latimore 7 p.m. $49 - $99

OZ ARTS

6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville 615-352-7200 | ozartsnashville.org

• Thru Feb. 1: Stew & Heidi: Notes of a Native Song 8 p.m. $30

PALLADIUM BALLROOM AT WOOLWORTH ON FIFTH 221 Fifth Ave. N. Nashville 615-891-1361 woolworthonfifth.com

• Feb. 1: Julie Williams 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. FREE

RYMAN AUDITORIUM

116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville 615-889-3060 | ryman.com

Tori Kelly plays the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 12. MARATHON MUSIC WORKS

1402 Clinton St., Nashville 615-891-1781 marathonmusicworks.com Shows are all ages unless otherwise noted

• Feb. 3: Tove Lo with Alma 8 p.m. $25 - $56 • Feb. 4: Raphael Saadiq with Jamila Woods & DJ Duggz 8 p.m. $32 - $175 • Feb. 7: Dr. Dog with Michael Nau 8 p.m. $27 - $60 • Feb. 9: Hayley Kiyoko 8 p.m. $25 $190 • Feb. 10: Allen Stone with Samm Henshaw 8 p.m. $25 - $125 • Feb. 11: King Princess with Kilo Kish 8 p.m. $28.50 - $60 • Feb. 12: Cold War Kids with Overcoats 8 p.m. $25 - $57 • Feb. 13: Liquid Stranger with Dirth Moneky, Luzcid & Sully (18+) 8 p.m. $20 - $55 • Feb. 14: Michael Kiwanuka with Sammy Brue 8 p.m. $22.50 - $50 • Feb. 15: Who’s Bad 8 p.m. $20 - $50 • Feb. 19: Chelsea Cutler with Alexander 23 & X Lovers 8 p.m. $23 - $78 • Feb. 22: Space Jesus with Tsuruda, Tidye KY & Onhell (18+) 8 p.m. $25 - $63 • Feb. 25: CMA Songwriters Series with Ross Copperman, Justin Ebach, Ashley Gorley, Jon Nite, Bobby Pinson

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& more 7 p.m. $20 • Feb. 27: Black Tiger Sex Machine with Blanke & Vampa 8 p.m. $20 - $55

MERCY LOUNGE

1 Cannery Row, Nashville 615-251-3020 | mercylounge.com All shows are 18+ unless otherwise noted

• Feb. 4: Y&T 8 p.m. $25 - $30 • Feb. 6: TreeHouse with Audic Empire, Mutural Groove and Burkish 8 p.m. $7 - $10 • Feb. 8: Book of Love 8 p.m. $25 $50 • Feb. 10: 8 Off 8th Hosted by BMI featuring Jackson Dreyer, Kaitie Forbes, Lost Terra, Jung Youth, Estef and others. 8 p.m. Free • Feb. 11: Seratones with The Minks 8 p.m. $13 - $15 • Feb. 14: Vinyl Ranch Presents Heartbreak Express with DJ Disko Cowboy, Teddy and the Ranch Riders, and The Country Westerns 8 p.m. $15 - $20 • Feb. 19: Garza 8 p.m. $20 - $22 • Feb. 21: Nashfeels: An R&B Party Experience (Lovers & Friends Edition) 9 p.m. $10 - $15 • Feb. 23: Exit the Warrior: Celebrating the Life of Neil Peart 7 p.m. $15 • Feb. 25: Cosmic Shift with Airshow and Sicard Hollow 8 p.m. $12 • Feb. 27: Mountains Like Was with

• Feb. 6 - 7, 15 - 16: Tyler Childers 7:30 p.m. $35 - $55 • Feb. 8 - 9: The Beach Boys 8 p.m. $60 - $154.50 • Feb. 11: Calexico and Iron & Wine with Bela Fleck & Abigail Washington 7:30 p.m. $30 - 455 • Feb. 12: Tori Kelly with Audrey Mika 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $49.50 • Feb. 14: The Wood Brothers with Kat Wright 8 p.m. $24.50 - $69.50 • Feb. 19: Grace Potter with Devon Gilfillian 7:30 p.m. $43 - $53 • Feb 23: Dermot Kennedy with SYML 8 p.m. $29.50 - $39.50 • Feb. 26: OPETH with Graveyard 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $49.50 • Feb. 27 - 29: Tedeschi Trucks Band 8 p.m. $39.50 - $99.50

SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER

1 Symphony Place, Nashville 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

• Thru Feb. 1: Romantic Rhapsodies Fri - Sat 8 p.m. $24 - $131 • Feb. 6 - 9: Star Wars in Concert: Return of the Jedi with the Nashville Symphony Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $26 - $84 • Feb. 13: Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Centennial Celebration 7:30 p.m. $35 - $500 • Feb. 14: Valentine’s with Patti LaBelle 8 p.m. $88 - $214 • Feb. 18: Bass Showcase 6 p.m. Free • Feb 19: Wine & Woodwinds 6 p.m. $50 • Feb. 20 - 23: Beethoven Birthday Bash Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $35 - $191 • Feb. 28: Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap 8 p.m. $24 - $83

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THE STATION INN

402 12th Ave. S., Nashville 615-255-3307 | stationinn.com

• Every Sunday: Gospel Music with Val Storey, Larry Cordle & Mike Rogers 4 p.m. $15 • Every Sunday: Bluegrass Jam 8 p.m. Free • Every Monday: New Monday with Val Storey, Carl Jackson, Larry Corlde and Friends 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 1: The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 4: Doyle & Debbie 7 p.m. $20 (call 615-999-9244 to reserve tickets) • Feb. 5: The Barefoot Movement 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 6: Dale Watson 9 p.m. $20 • Feb. 7: Jimmy Stewart 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 8: Fireball Mail 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 11: Doyle & Debbie 7 p.m. $20 (call 615-999-9244 to reserve tickets) • Feb. 11: Charlie Worsham 9:30 p.m. $10 • Feb. 12: Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 13: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 14: Dale Ann Bradley Band 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 15: Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 18: 45RPM 8 p.m. $15 • Feb. 19: Jim Rooney’s Irregulars 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 20: Nickel & Rose 9 p.m. $10 • Feb. 22: Roland White Band 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 25: Doyle & Debbie 7 p.m. $20 (call 615-999-9244 to reserve tickets) • Feb. 26: George Jackson Band & Tui 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 27: Kristy Cox 9 p.m. $15 • Feb. 28: Carolina Blue 9 p.m. $15

TPAC

505 Deaderick St., Nashville 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

• Feb. 19: The Chieftains and Friends 7:30 p.m. $35 - $65

WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

• Feb. 8: Alter Bridge: Walk the Sky Tour 7:30 p.m. $29.50 • Feb. 18: Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar 7:30 p.m. $25 - $45

WILDHORSE SALOON

120 Second Ave. N., Nashville 615-902-8200 wildhorsesaloon.com

Live music and line dancing take place throughout the month. February’s schedule not available at press time.

WINTER HOUSE CONCERT SERIES AT ROCK CASTLE 139 Rock Castle Lane Hendersonville 615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

• Feb. 15: Adam and I 6 - 9:30 p.m. $50


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THEATER &DANCE

MY FAIR LADY — NATIONAL TOUR — TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville Feb. 4 - 9 One of Broadway’s most beloved musicals kicks off the season of love this month in Music City.

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s wonderful as it is to experience new musicals, there’s something extra magical about seeing Broadway classics. My Fair Lady fits the bill. With book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Lowe, My Fair Lady opened on Broadway on March 15, 1956, where it ran for 2,717 performances — a record at that time. It won seven Tony Awards in 1957. The tale of the young Cockney flower girl and the stuffy linguistics professor determined to transform her into a proper lady has been dubbed “the perfect musical,” and it just may be. Expect drama and comedy, sensational costumes and set design, and one of the most memorable scores in Broadway history. Showtimes are Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 - $110. For more info, call 615-782-4040 or visit tpac.org.

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Experience the musical, magical mystery of the Blue Man Group at TPAC, Feb. 11 - 16. AIDA

Feb. 7 - 23 | Ages 10+ 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. Elton John and Tim Rice’s epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Feb. 28 - 29 | All ages 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $40 - $90. The legendary African-American dance company from New York presents three Nashville premieres (The Call, EN and Lazarus) along with the return of two crowd-pleasing favorites, Cry and Revelations.

ATTITUDE: OTHER VOICES

Feb. 14 - 16 | Ages 14+ 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 - $88. Four choreographers known for pushing the envelope explore gender identity and stereotypes in this brand-new work.

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FREE BALLET FOLKLORICO SOL DE MEXICO

DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE 2020 TOUR

Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville. 1:30, 2:30 & 3:45 p.m. Dance performances representing several regions from Mexico.

Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $59.50 $89.50. Fan-favorite professional dancers wow audiences with every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars.

Every Sunday | All ages 615-6373-9292 plazamariachi.com

BLUE MAN GROUP

Feb. 11 - 16 | All ages 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org

Broadway at TPAC at 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 & 6:30 p.m. $45 - $85. The colorful, hypnotic trio presents its renowned production celebrating human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication.

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Feb. 6 - 29 | Ages 12+ 615-646-9977 dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m. (plus 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6), Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. $45 adults, $23 students. Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics.

Sunday, Feb. 16 | All ages 800-733-6779 | opry.com

DISNEY’S FROZEN JR.

Feb. 20 - 22 | All ages academyparktn.wcparksandrec. com

CYT at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu 7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. & 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $13 adv/$14 dos. Experience the magical land of Arendelle live onstage featuring all of the memorable songs from the animated film.

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

Feb. 13 - 15 | All ages academyparktn.wcparksandrec. com

The Rising Stars at the Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. (morning show is sensory-friendly). $10. The tale of a mermaid who longs for life on land.

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DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

Feb. 13 - 16 | All ages 615-893-7439, ext. 6104 ticketpeak.com/performmurfreesboro

Perform Murfreesboro at Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $10. The magical tale of a young mermaid who dreams to live on land.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Thru Feb. 15 | Ages 8+ 615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. The musical about life among the Jewish community of a pre-revolutionary Russian village and the poor milkman determined to find husbands for his five daughters.

GODSPELL

Thru Feb. 8 | All ages 615-431-9620 actorspointtheatre.com

Actors Point Theatre Company at Myer’s Front Porch, 162 E. Main St., Hendersonville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. A musical telling of the Gospel of Matthew.


HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN Feb. 20 - March 8 | All ages 615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Sat 2 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. and Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. $23 adults, $17 ages 3 - 17. Based on the real life of Hans Christian Andersen, this world premiere musical follows Hans’ journey from poor storyteller to one of the most celebrated writers of all time.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Feb. 13 - 29 | All ages 615-883-8375 thelarrykeetontheatre.org

The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $25 - $32 adults, $15 - $22 ages 12 & younger. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical loosely based on the biblical account of Joseph and his coat of many colors.

KINDERTRANSPORT Feb. 6 - 9 | Ages 12+ 615-966-5728 lipscomb.edu/theatre

Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville.

Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $5 students. Between 1939 until the outbreak of World War II, nearly 10,000 Jewish children were taken from their families in Nazi-occupied Germany and sent to live with foster families in Britain. Diane Samuels’ play imagines the fate of one such child.

FREE LITTLE RED’S MOST UNUSUAL DAY (REGISTER)

Feb. 3 & 22 | All ages 615-832-5242 nashvilleopera.org/community

Nashville Opera at the Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St., Nashville. Monday, Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. (sneak preview; coloring and snacks at 4 p.m.); Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. (sensoryfriendly performance; snacks and coloring at 1 p.m.). John Davies’ rollicking retelling of Red Riding Hood in a unique musical form.

LOVE LETTERS

Feb. 21 - 23 | All ages 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. $16 adults, $13 ages 11 & younger. The story of childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence

Nashville Opera presents a sneak preview performance of Little Red’s Most Unusual Day on Monday, Feb. 3 and a sensory-friendly performance of the show on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Noah Liff Opera Center. begin with birthday party thank-you notes that become romantically attached through the years.

MACBETH - FRANKLIN

Thru Feb. 2 | Ages 12+ 615-255-2273 | nashvilleshakes.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112, Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m. ,Sun 2:30 p.m. $30 adv/$33 dos (the $100 Royal Package includes reserved parking, prime seating and other perks). Nashville Shakes’ production of the Bard’s most famous tragedies is set in an unforgiving, post-apocalyptic world.

MACBETH - MURFREESBORO

Feb. 6 - 8 | Ages 12+ 615-255-2273 | nashvilleshakes.org Nashville Shakespeare Festival at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre, 615 Champion Way Murfreesboro. 7:30 p.m. $30 adv/$33 dos (the $100 Royal Package includes reserved parking, prime seating and other perks). Nashville Shakes’ production of the Bard’s most famous tragedies is set in an unforgiving, postapocalyptic world.

MADEA’S FAREWELL PLAY TOUR

Friday, Feb. 14 | All ages 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $50.60 - $156.50. Tyler Perry’s latest “Madea” stage play is also his final one before retiring the character.

MARY POPPINS JR.

Feb. 28 - March 1 | All ages bravocreativeartscenter.com

Bravo Creative Arts Center at Father Ryan Center for the Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. $12. Cameron Macintosh’s musical about a magical nanny features beloved song and dance numbers by an all-youth cast.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Feb. 13 - March 1 | All ages 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. The musical that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents Matilda the Musical, Feb. 13 - March 1, with local actress Millie Sims in the title role. (turn the page)

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Tres Brujas Productions at The Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 4 p.m. $15 (Thu is pay what you can). Three witches give guidance to a young woman struggling to make a self-tape audition to play Virginia Woolf.

Drama People at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $7. Thorton Wilder’s American classic that speaks to the beauty of everyday moments.

MY FAIR LADY

Feb. 7 - 16 | Ages 10+ 615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com

Thru Feb. 3 | Ages 12+ 615-306-6183 thebarbershoptheater.com

Feb. 4 - 9 | All ages 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org Broadway at TPAC at 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 & 6:30 p.m. $55 - $110. The classic musical about a Cockney flower girl and the linguist professor determined to transform her into his idea of a proper lady.

ODDLY PUDDLE IS FROM INNER SPACE

Feb. 29 - March 8 | All ages 615-818-7358 | thetheaterbug.org

The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos adults, $5 adv/$7 dos ages 11 & younger. $5. Oddly Puddle is the story of a non-verbal child with special needs, finding his voice in a world that doesn’t always make sense. Oddly Puddle is from inner space, it’s a lot like outer space, except you can only tell he’s different on the inside.

ONE ACTS FESTIVAL Feb. 6 - 8 | Ages 12+ act1nashville.com

Act 1 at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $15. Experience nine one-act plays across three days.

Feb. 7 - 8 | All ages 615-972-8394 dramapeople.com

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Studio Tenn at Jamison Theater, 230 Franklin Road., Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat - Sun 2 & 7 p.m. (no evening show on Feb. 9) $35 - $90. Robert Harling’s play about the hope, healing and humor possible in the midst of heartache.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Feb. 6 - 23 | Ages 14+ 615-782-4040 | nashvillerep.org

Nashville Rep at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. (no matinee on Feb. 8), Sun 2:30 p.m. $25 - $60. Tennessee Williams’ classic play about southern belle Blanche DuBois’ visit to New Orleans to reunite with her sister, Stella, and to escape her past.

THESE SHINING LIVES Thru Feb. 9 | Ages 8+ 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. This play is based on the true story of four women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, and the danger they faced in the workforce in the 1920s.

The Drama People, a co-op of homeschool kids, presents Our Town at Academy Park Performing Arts Center in Franklin, Feb. 7 and 8.

THE TRIANGLE

Feb. 20 - 22 | All ages 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville. com

New Dialect at OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 8 p.m. $25 - $45. A night of contemporary dance.

THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE AND OTHER CASES OF MISTAKEN IDENTITIES Feb. 14 - March 1 | Ages 8+ 615-852-8499 springhousetheatre.com

Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 students/children. A romantic comedy adapted from She Stoops to Conquer.

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ashville Ballet explores questions of gender in Attitude: Other Voices, Feb. 14 - 16 at TPAC’s Polk Theater. Artistic Director Paul Vasterling worked with four envelope-pushing choreographers to explore what it means to be a man, a woman, both or neither. According to Vasterling, his choreographers spent more than a year reflecting on identity, and this new work shares their perspectives. Suitable for ages 14 and older, the ballet also partners with the Oasis Center on Thursday, Feb. 6 for a panel discussion on gender identity to help prepare teen audiences for the ballet. The discussion takes place from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Nashville Ballet’s studio (3630 Redmon St., Nashville). Showtimes are Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets for are $30 - $88. Call 615-782-4040 or visit nashvilleballet.com.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

The Legacy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Stamatiou with her children, Thanos and Savannah. Both kids are learning dance at the Ailey School in New York. Photo credit: Eric Politzer.

PRINCIPAL DANCER CONSTANCE STAMATIOU TALKS ABOUT THE HUMAN SPIRIT BEHIND THE WORK.

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y first introduction to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AADT) nearly a decade ago was an experience I’ll never forget. Even though I knew the rich history of the company and Ailey dating back to 1958, but that knowledge didn’t fully prepare me for the powerful impact of the live AADT performance. Let’s just say it was an immense spiritual journey that billowed from the dancers onstage to the audience in TPAC’s Jackson Hall. “Mr. Ailey always said that since dance came from people, it should be given back to people, and we are keeping that vision of his alive to this day,” says AADT Principal Dancer Constance Stamatiou. The Charlotte, North Carolina, native is eager to return to Music City. “The last time we were in Nashville was in 2018, and I can’t wait to come back. I had a great time chowing down on some great food in your city!” Stamatiou’s foray into the dance world began when she was 5 years old. Her mom worked next door to a dance studio, and it was love at first sight, she says. She eventually earned a scholarship with North Carolina Dance Theatre (now the Charlotte Ballet), then made her way to New York to attend SUNY Purchase’s dance program. After a

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year there, she discovered the Ailey school and made the transfer. “When I got there, I was blown away! All of the different techniques they offer and all of the students from all over the world. It was such a great feeling. Everyone was just so passionate and dancing hard,” says Stamatiou. She wound up becoming a scholarship student in a fellowship program for two years, then joined Ailey II, then two years later got a contract with the main company under the direction of the legendary Judith Jamison. The dancer speaks with warmth when referring to Ailey’s works. She calls them masterpieces, and if you have had the chance to see them performed, you will agree wholeheartedly with that description. “I think the reason why Ailey’s work touches so many people is because of how his masterpieces come from touchstones of his life,” says Stamatiou. “He grew up in the South, and he was choreographing from his memories going to a Baptist church, seeing the hardships and trials of those in his community — which is the beginning of Revelations ... “I’ve Been Buked” — but not being defeated, and in the end, they’re rejoicing. I think that’s what really touches people,” she adds.

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Stamatiou is also a mom of two to Savannah, 8, and Thanos, 5. Both kids are learning dance in the Ailey School, and they also have their sights set on future careers. “At this moment, he wants to be a scientist and bring back the dinosaurs, and she wants to be a veterinarian. Whatever their hearts desire!” she says. Stamatiou says motherhood has made her a better dancer and being a dancer makes her a better mom even though it’s a lot to juggle. “Being able to use the passion in the pain has been therapeutic for me, and that makes me a more mature dancer as well,” she says. One of her favorite Ailey pieces to perform is Cry, the work he created as a gift to his mother. She hopes kids in the audience will walk away inspired. “I hope kids take away a passion and respect for dance and any art form while leaving with a heart full of hope,” she says.

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kids who are being moved about, but more bags will be needed. In order to keep My Bag My Story funded, bags can be purchased online at the reasonable price of $39 for a backpack /$49 for a duffel. The purchase of one bag for your personal use ensures that a foster child receives a bag, too. Today, Finger’s mission to help foster kids is coming true, but Finger’s not fully satisfied. “I’d like to get bags to foster kids outside of Tennessee,” she says. “All kids deserve a sense of value and self-worth.” So next time you’re in need of a new bag for yourself or your child, keep My Bag My Story in mind. “Hey, if you’re going to make a purchase,” Finger says, “make a purchase with purpose.” To learn more about My Bag My Story, go to mybagmystory.com or e-mail info@mybagmystory.com. Follow the journey on Facebook @mybagmystory and on Instagram @mybagmystory.

TEAMING UP FOR A SOLUTION Finger — who was adopted herself at 3 months old — has a strong desire in her heart to help children. She and her husband, Christian, have two adopted children of their own, so the foster-child plight is near and dear to their hearts. Finger knew she wanted to somehow provide attractive, durable bags to foster kids in transition, and she started looking for a way. She reached out to a Belmont professor who encouraged her to start a nonprofit by connecting with Belmont’s Enactus program. The Enactus program, where students apply their hearts and skills to support local social entrepreneurial ventures, proved a perfect fit for Finger. Soon, My Bag My Story (mybagmystory.com) was born. Finger was able to locate a supportive manufacturer who produces the bags in support of foster care. The bags are fashionable, quilted, sturdy backpacks and duffels in appealing colors and with unique patterned interiors that anybody can love. By partnering with local agencies, Finger aims to provide bags for

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“We Cannot Thank God Enough” by Brittany Stanfield

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“Loud, Messy and Chaotic!” by Gracie Edwards

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hen I was a little girl, I wanted to be a mom. I was married at almost 22, and at 24, I was told I had less than a 10 percent chance of ever conceiving a child due to a diagnosis of PCOS and a few other issues. I was devastated. It took seven more years and lots of tears and failed treatments, but we were finally blessed with a beautiful baby boy on 1/11/11! Our little miracle. Two years later, we were blessed with another beautiful baby boy! Unfortunately when these boys were 4 and 2, they were diagnosed with Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy and our world came crashing down. We continued to pray and decided the disease would not stop us from living and enjoying life. In 2017, we were blessed with a baby girl and to our surprise we would be blessed

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once more in 2019 with baby girl number two. I’m 41, and now a mom of four, and I could not be more blessed. I left my job of 19 years this last August to stay home, which was huge sacrifice for our family, but I’m enjoying being home (for now) with my girls. My boys are both in school and doing amazing. My day starts at 6:30 a.m. and doesn’t end until 10 p.m. or later most nights, but I wouldn’t change it for anything! The road to getting here was a roller coaster of emotions, but it was worth it. Our house is loud, messy and chaotic, but it’s filled with so much love. We travel a lot because my boys see doctors in Ohio for their care and my youngest son is participating in a clinical trial in Florida, but we make the best of our time together and make many great memories!

t Colt’s 15-month checkup, we mentioned to our pediatrician, Dr. Ward, how we thought Colt’s left eye was going inward. Dr. Ward noticed it as well, but did not believe it to be a major issue, and we decided to continue to watch it. A few months passed and we went in for Colt’s 18-month appointment. Immediately, Dr. Ward noticed the eye and suggested we go see Vanderbilt Eye Institute but that it was probably just a lazy eye and he might need a patch. On October 3, 2016, we went to the eye institute for Colt’s eye exam. After having Colt’s eyes dilated, the doctor said that he saw a tumor on Colt’s retina and explained that there was a 50/50 chance it was cancer. We returned to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital on October 10 for a more intense eye exam done under anesthesia by a retina specialist. When the exam was finished, we were met in a consultation room by the specialist, Dr. Daniels, and received news that we will never forget: Colt had a very rare childhood cancer called retinoblastoma. He also had one large tumor on his retina that was beginning to break off into smaller tumors. We were told that Colt would need chemotherapy to shrink the tumors and

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that it needed to start immediately due to the tumor’s size. Three days later, Colt had his first chemotherapy treatment. The doctors administered it through a main artery that runs from his groin to his eye so that they could insure the chemo went straight to his eye. The treatments took three hours and afterward, Colt had to stay under sedation for six hours to prevent blood clots. It never got easy to see our son lying in a bed with tubes and IVs hooked up to him. On April 4, 2017, after six rounds of chemotherapy and six tumors, we received news that Colt did not need any more chemotherapy treatments! However, the doctor visits don’t stop. We continue to have eye exams under anesthesia every two to three months and MRIs under sedation every six months. This will go on until Colt is 5. Sadly, Colt no longer has vision in his left eye, but he will never let you know that. He is just as energetic and loving as any other 4-year-old. He plays hard and enjoys roughhousing. He’s a lover of all-things football, monster trucks, space and Toy Story. He’s truly a blessing to watch grow, and we cannot thank God enough for letting us be his parents. This April 4, 2020, we will be celebrating Colt being cancerfree for three years!


“You May Be Deep In a Tunnel, But Light is Still There”

This month, we asked moms to share stories about their mom lives. We received too many to print, but we will be printing more! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for clues on what to write about and attached prizes. Those who submit stories are automatically entered into YOUR STORY prize drawings. Winners are notified on Facebook.

by Shanice Ridley

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n the Tennessee summer heat of July 2018, my husband and I I couldn’t come up with a positive answer, but I decided to fight became pregnant with our very first baby. Like many fathersfor my happiness anyway. I asked my OB/GYN for advice. After to-be, my husband was over-the-moon excited. Like many showing up an hour late to my appointment, a habit I had made grandparents-to-be, our parents rushed out to buy every baby because of it being so hard to get out of bed, get myself dressed gadget and piece of clothing in a 25-mile radius. I notified my and drive to the office, I said, “Is depression normal during pregemployer, who immediately began planning a work baby shower and nancy?” She said it could be, asked questions and said I should see arranged my time off with HR. And like many mommies-to-be, I felt a therapist. Fine. blessed and very happy. At first. I began to ponder names for a boy I cashed in on that plushy health insurance and found a therapist. or girl. I even enlisted the giddy teenage girls at my favorite Target to Because I did genuinely want to enjoy this pregnancy. It was my help gather items for a public announcement. first baby, and I didn’t want all my memories to be tainted by this But as my first trimester went on, my emotions swelled alongheavy, dark cloud of sadness. On the couch, we discussed a lot of side my belly. Everything that I may have been able things. Sort of taboo things. Things that shouldn’t be to manage before became a trigger. When my pants taboo but that we make taboo. Like abortion, divorce, wouldn’t button, a wave of body-image issues washed childhood trauma and fears of motherhood. Mostly, Prenatal over me. I was less than a year into my new job and felt like I was venting, but if nothing else it gave depression was Ime what if an ill-timed pregnancy kept me from progressa reason to get out of bed and make the effort ing in my career? I had moved back home to Nashville not something to show up for something. I don’t know if I had any to help take care of my aging grandparents, and how huge breakthroughs, but I was able to get through that was was I going to assist now? My husband and I were each day. I cried every day for about six months. I in the fifth and hardest year yet of our marriage, and didn’t eat until it felt like my stomach would cave in familiar it would’ve been ideal to work through that prior to from hunger, and then I binged on anything in a oneto me. having a child. All of the sudden nothing was right, and mile radius. I was angry at those around me and I seemingly, couldn’t be fixed. I dreaded my situation, was angry the most at myself. Despite all that, I took my pregnancy. When the morning sickness set in, it my prenatals, I stayed away from alcohol, I made a was like a physical manifestation of my life: in the toilet. registry and hesitantly agreed to a baby shower. In general, I wasn’t the most social butterfly before the pregnancy, In the end, I survived my pregnancy. It wasn’t glorious or beautibut even my close friends and family noticed a change. I avoided ful, but I am now the proud mother of a perfect 10- month-old baby phone calls because explaining my feelings was too overwhelming. girl. It is a blessing to be able to enjoy her, myself and life every day. My mom eventually succumbed to sending cards in the mail. She To all the women in the position of becoming a mother someday, would’ve attempted smoke signals. My husband and parents continhormones are a real thing. Depression at any point before, during ued to remind me of how much support I had and how everything or after a pregnancy is not anything to play around with. Please let was going to be fine. The problem was I didn’t feel fine. Matter of someone know you are hurting, even if you can’t find the words fact, I felt worse than I had ever felt in my life. I felt depressed. to express exactly how you feel. To everyone: A woman’s feelings We have all heard of postpartum depression, but prenatal depresare valid and should be paid attention to. A woman’s control over sion was not something that was familiar to me. But surely it was a the direction of her own life is valid. I am not a bad mom for saying thing, right? Surely there was some sort of explanation for what was that my pregnancy was the worst nine months of my life. I don’t happening to me. My lack of knowledge on it and the lack of general recommend pregnancy or motherhood to anyone who doesn’t have awareness made prenatal depression seem like some sort of mystioverwhelming support available. As a survivor of depression, I can cal, abstract thing that I was making up. I felt crazy for feeling crazy. also confirm with 100-percent certainty that it will be OK. It may not This was suppose to be the happiest time of my life. If this is how feel OK, but it is. It may not be great, or even ideal, but it will at least I was feeling now, how was I going to handle such monsters like be OK. You may be deep in the tunnel, but light is still there at the postpartum depression or the baby blues after delivery? end, glowing and waiting for you. (please turn the page)

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“From Teenage Mom to Mom of Teenagers!”

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had my first child my senior year of high school; definitely not planned. The hardest part was telling my mother which was done by my accounting teacher. That broke my heart, because when my teacher called, my mom thought it was to tell her that my full-ride scholarship to a local college back home had been finalized, but instead she heard her 17-year-old daughter was pregnant. She never said anything hurtful. I got married, because well, that was the plan and that was what was considered the right thing to do for our families at that time. So there I was married, pregnant and graduating three weeks after my daughter was born. After a couple years of struggling to make things work financially, we had another baby, a sweet boy, although several doctors told me it was an eptopic pregnancy that needed to be terminated. I refused, got another doctor and our 10-pound boy arrived perfect. Fast foward a few months and we were heading for divorce after several cheating partners my husband had and then I was working two jobs, raising two kids and trying to finish college. I guess I wanted things to work out, so our relationship continued on for a while (resulting in one more baby) but my husband just wasn’t as committed to us as he was partying, drinking and sleeping around. I divorced him. I was a 22-year-old single mom of three, still working two jobs, going to college and raising babies. It was difficult, I didn’t get assistance and child support rarely came. I remember one Christmas I had about $10 left from getting paid and we walked to Family Dollar for decorations. We lived with my sister for a few weeks until I got us a new apartment. We bought a tiny tree that came with decorations, and we made a paper wreath out of construction-paper. That was fun. That’s a great memory.

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by Samantha Downing

Fast forward a few years. I met a guy, well, actually we already knew each other from high school, but we started dating and things really worked out. I was very cautious who I allowed around my kids because it is hard to find people to trust around your kids. He turned out to be great to us. He had never dated anyone else and after about a year-and-a-half, we married and he took on an entire family to support emotionally and financially. After we married, we added baby number four the next year. That was such a busy time in our life. With cheerleading and baseball and school and soccer and band and scouts (girl and boy) and church and coaching and even more, our calendar has been full for the last 13 years. A few years later we added our youngest, making her baby number five! Yes, we get the question all the time, “You’ve got five kids? Don’t you know what causes that?” We decided that it was better for me to not work a full-time job because I loved raising the kids and being able to be around as much as possible, a luxury my new husband provided by working two or three jobs and one that I wasn’t afforded when my older children were younger. So I took a part-time job as a crossing guard and that allowed me to not have to leave the babies very long at all and to make some grocery money. I’ve been doing that for about eight years now. Our oldest daughter graduated high school with honors, we still have four in school and stay busy. To add to all this, we have had to move my mother in with us because she has dementia and alzhiemer’s and can’t take care of anything herself. It’s heartbreaking to watch and hard for the kids to understand what is happening. My day ... I want to say it’s me, but my husband is so awesome he gets up at 5:45 a.m. to wake everyone else so I can get an extra 30 minutes to sleep in before my day

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starts. So we get the elementary kids to school by 6:35 a.m. for ESP, then I work one school from 7 - 7:30 a.m. and drive to another from 8 - 8:30 a.m., then home to help Mom with whatever she needs, like being fed, given a shower, etc., laundry, picking up rooms, responding to e-mails from the kids sports’ teams, teachers, maybe taking Mom to doctor appointments, or my child to physical therapy and cognitive therapy to heal from his latest concussion. At some point in there I try to get a shower, but some days that doesn’t happen until late at night. At 2 p.m. I go back to work until 4 p.m., pick kids up from ESP, go pick my husband up from work, and our son uses one car to drive to school because he has baseball/football and work afterward. Then back home to pick our middle schooler up. Then it’s tutoring and dance class. That is three days a week. The other days there is archery or church/scouts in the evenings. We try our best to have bedtime between 8:30 - 9 p.m., and that gives me and my husband a couple hours to unwind and spend time together before we get some sleep, which is between 11:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. I swear at some point I do get a shower! A few years back we decided we wouldn’t allow winter sports because we were just never home together or around the dinner table together and we were missing valuable family time so that made a huge difference. It gives the kids a break from the go-go-go routine and us some time at home to bond and make family memories. I still work the crossing guard job, but my husband doesn’t have to work three jobs any more, and that’s awesome. While starting a huge family at 17 was not my plan (and there were some huge bumps in my travels), it’s pretty great now. So many blessings it’s impossible to count them all.


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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

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