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VOLUME 26, No. 8

CONTENT 30 PARENT LIFE:

HARD TALKS TO HAVE WITH YOUR KIDS

Whether you want to or not, it’s essential to talk with your kids about life subjects starting from an early age.

33 FAMILY LIFE:

YOUR SUMMER PLANNER

Weddings, graduations, birthdays, camps, vacations, phew! Here’s help for charting June, July and August.

IN EACH ISSUE 11 13 14 16 19 23 84

EDITOR’S NOTE FEEDBACK MIND & BODY JUST YOU FAMILY GETAWAY LOCAL NEWS COVER KIDS’ ENTRIES

ADVERTISING 67 80 82

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y music is gone!” my son snarls as I drive him to school in the morning. He’s fiddling with his phone, swiping and clicking fast, frantic. “Dad has Apple Music; I need Apple Music — all of my playlists are gone!” he wails. My stomach tightens. I want to help him, but I can’t. It’s pouring rain, and I’ve got to keep my eyes on the road. “What happened?” I ask calmly. “I don’t know. It doesn’t matter, Mom,” he says, defeated. Then he flips around. “I’ve got nothing! I had thousands of songs and now I have NOTHING!” I breathe steadily. “Can’t you just sync with your Cloud?” “Mom! The Cloud? THE CLOUD? He glares at me Kids experience hard emotions just like adults do. like I’m an idiot. “Hey, that’s enough!” I snap. We drive in silence. I don’t know where his feelings end and mine begin. He’s sullen and resigned when I drop him off. I hate this and try to offer encouragement. “We’ll figure it out,” I say. “Love you!” He mumbles something indecipherable, climbs from the car, hikes up his backpack and walks away. Just another day in the emotional life of a kid. Lots of ups and downs and trying to figure things out. It’s called being human. As an adult, I have better control of my emotions. He’s more apt to fly off the handle; I’m more apt to look like I have it altogether (even if I don’t). I have to remember his body may be grown, but inside he’s still a boy in need of constant support, no matter how much it taxes me. But parenthood’s harder than it used to be. He’s the fourth of my crew, but the parenting books I read with my first child don’t jive with the intensity of childhood today. Has my hyper-involved style helped him or not? I oversee homework, limit screen time, keep tabs on his social life, his clothes, his sports, his meals, and I try to be available for him. It’s a full-time job on top of my fulltime job. Would he be better off if I just let him be? Maybe it’s finally time for me to, well, back off. I’m driving to work, and he’s in first period. Sometimes I don’t have a clue what I’m doing and I hope for the best. But what’s the best? A happy-and-I-can-handle-it kid who grows up into a happy-and-I-can-handle-it adult? Gee. That’s not a tall order, is it? J

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MIND &BODY While antidepressants are effective in treating depression and anxiety in children, they need to be monitored closely to make sure there are no serious side effects.

kids and

The greater awareness of anxiety and depression among kids may be why prescriptions for antidepressants for them are up.

antidepressants

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BY KIERA ASHFORD

eing on social media is the

However, if a child older than 2 has severe

But kids first starting out on them may

norm for kids today — and

anxiety or depression, he may be prescribed

experience nausea, vomiting or stomach is-

the age of initiation is getting

antidepressants says Tanguturi.

sues. Tanguturi adds that monitoring kids on

younger and younger. At the

“We know antidepressants work best when

antidepressants is extremely important since

same time, parents say they’re

used in conjunction with other modalities of

an increase in suicidal thoughts is possible,

seeing unhappy kids who sulk and shut them-

treatment such as counseling or psychothera-

too. (In an extensive analysis of clinical trials,

selves up in their rooms on a regular basis.

py,” says Tanguturi.

the FDA reported that antidepressants may

What’s going on?

He adds that before any treatment begins,

cause or worsen suicidal thinking or behavior

A new study published in the Journal of

kids should always have a full psychiatric

in a small number of children and teens.)

Social and Clinical Psychology says there’s

and medical evaluation. On top of that, there

“While the data behind this is not very

a link between social media, depression and

should also be a treatment and monitor-

strong, the FDA added a black box warning

loneliness, so is that what’s happening?

ing plan in place, and the patient and family

in 2004,” says Tanguturi. He says children

Depression is serious business. Before you

should be educated regarding the disorder.

prescribed an antidepressant should be well

rush off to have your child screened, know that antidepressants may be over prescribed today.

LIMITED DATA ON USAGE

monitored for the first month (see a provider at least once a week). He also says unsavory

While there’s not enough good data on usage

side effects are not something that occur on a

International (cchrint.org) reports alarming

of antidepressants in kids younger than 5, the

long-term basis. In fact, there are no real long-

statistics for U.S. kids: In 2017, the number

usage rates for older kids showed a big drop

term side effects for antidepressants.

was 38,534 of kids on antidepressants. Broken

after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

“If you tolerate them well, they can be used

down by age, it’s 0 - 1 years (6,687), 2 - 3 years

issued a black box warning in 2004. However,

pretty safely for many years,” says Tanguturi.

(10,957) and 4 - 5 years (21,299).

the pendulum has swung back to pre-2004 lev-

“The overall message for parents to remember

els and in some studies is even higher.

about antidepressants is they are pretty useful

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights

TREATMENT

“There is not much data to show that the use

tools for helping kids, but they should be used

“Antidepressants can be used to treat both

of antidepressants is rapidly increasing, but

carefully and along with other tools (such as

depression and anxiety,” says Yasas Chan-

there have been mild increases,” says Tangutu-

behavioral therapies and/or counseling).”

dra Tanguturi, M.D., assistant professor of

ri. “This could be explained by many factors

In the event that a child is to be taken off

clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences

including greater awareness among people

of antidepressants, Tanguturi says symptoms

at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at

about depression and anxiety and less stigma

akin to starting the medication may occur.

Vanderbilt. Tanguturi says it’s very rare for

around their use,” he adds.

That’s why antidepressants should ALWAYS

children younger than age 2 to be prescribed for depression, and the statistical number may be related to children being treated for other things beside depression.

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WORDS OF CAUTION

Tanguturi says antidepressants are some of the safest medications used in psychiatry.

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be withdrawn from slowly. Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and mother of three.


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>> Spring cleaning feels so good ... when it’s done!

Spring Cleaning Hacks You’ll Love

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he microwave doesn’t clean itself, nor do the bathrooms. It’s high time for spring cleaning, but the last thing you need is to spend more time cooped up at home. We’ve put together fantastic

hacks to help you get things done fast — along with your family, of course. Check your calendar and pick out the weekend. Make a “honey-do” list for everybody so they know what’s expected of them. Yes, you lead the charge when it comes to your home, so embrace your role and get’er done. Your abode will be ready for warmer weather in lickety split time.

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Ready, Set ...

Mean & Green

• Make a MASTER LIST of what you want to tackle & divvy up jobs on age-appropriate lists.

• If you’re expecting or you have little kids crawling around, use our green cleaning hacks.

• Gather CLEANING SUPPLIES before you start. Favorite reader products include Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaner; Mr. Clean Magic Erasers; Windex; microfiber cloths; Dawn dish soap solution with white vinegar; Oxygen powder bleach; Bar Keepers Friend; Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner Spray; furniture polish; rubber gloves; two sponge mops; toothbrush; bucket.

Hacks: FOR GROUT ON TILE FLOORS: Oxygen powder bleach. Dissolve a quarter cup of the powder into hot water for five minutes. Mop floor with solution. Allow to air dry. When dry, mop again using a clean mop and fresh hot water. Grout will brighten as it dries. GLASS SHOWER DOORS: A Magic Eraser sponge will remove hard-water stains. Some readers like using dryer sheets (wet and scrub) — you may need to follow up with a glass cleaner. Use gloves since these items contain chemicals.

• Gather CLEANING SUPPLIES before you start. Favorite reader products include Best Life all-purpose cleaner; Bon Ami; Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap; lemons; salt; white vinegar; baking soda; natural liquid dish soap.

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MICROWAVE: Lemon & water Cut lemon in half and put halves in microwaveable bowl with half a cup of water. Heat for five minutes. Wait 15 more minutes with microwave door shut, then, wipe inside of microwave with a dry cloth.

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KITCHEN & BATHROOM FIXTURES Soak clean rags in white vinegar. Wrap rags around faucets and wait 30 minutes. Use toothbrush to scrub hard water deposits away. Polish.

PAINTING WITH SHENANIGOATS

STAINLESS STEEL SINKS Cut lemon in half and rub directly on surface of your sink. Sprinkle with salt. Polish. WASHING MACHINE, DISHWASHER Disinfect with distilled white vinegar and baking soda. Run the machine with hot water and add cleaning agents. After it cycles, let sit for one hour.

CEILING FANS Spray the inside of an old pillowcase with furniture polish and slide the case over the blade, sliding it back along blade to wipe away dirt.

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Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Thursday, March 7 nashvillepredators.com

This benefit for the Preds includes casino games with team players plus food, an open bar, silent auction and more. Register. $200.

Shenanigoats Yoga Studio Nashville March 7 & 22 shenanigoats.com

It’s a “sipping” event! Create a painting of Nugget the goat & hang with his friends. Register. $35.

SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW

Music City Center, Nashville March 7 - 10 southernshows.com/wna

Shopping, food, fashion, beauty and the Firefighter Fashion Show daily. $13.

BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL Track One, Nashville Saturday, March 9 thebloodymaryfest.com

Sample concoctions, enjoy food and music. Proceeds benefit Fannie Battle. $45 - $65.

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Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary Brentwood March 16, 23 & 30 owlshill.org

These adult-only hikes beckon you to experience spring blooms of blue-eyed Mary, Dutchman’s britches and other beauties. Register. $12.

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RIDE THE WAVES OF FUN IN

FAMILY GETAWAY

BY KIERA ASHFORD

SUNNY FLORIDA Crystal clear water, artful activities, fun attractions and more make up this family-focused beach destination.

T Lilliana rides a wave at the beach in Destin while Sebastian (inset photo) plays in the white sand as the waves roll in.

winkling droplets of water drip from her hair as she rises from the ocean after yet another long ride on a wave. The gentle water laps at my feet as she splashes toward me yelling, “Did you see that?!” Of course I saw it. I can see everything the secretive ocean is revealing to me in the sparkling clear waters of Destin, Florida. It’s just an eight-hour drive from Nashville — although it feels like we flew to a tropical island from the looks of the pristine beaches. We had a family vacation here that our three kids will not forget.

TIME TO SETTLE IN

After the long drive, the kids were ready to let loose. We checked in at Newman-Dailey Resort Properties at Beachside Inn. One of the townhomes at Crystal Port was a comfy stay across the street from the beach. Our two oldest kids — Lilliana, 12, and Seth, 8 — couldn’t wait to toss their stuff on the floor, change into their swimsuits and head straight to the sand. And that’s exactly what we did. I’ve never seen water so clear. And the kids were astounded by how far they could walk into the ocean and still see their feet! I could see their bodies standing under the water from the shore,

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too. And, a great perk to staying so close to the beach ... naptime’s a breeze! My husband and I took turns resting in the townhome while Sebastian, 2, napped. No worries about loud spring break noise, either. Newman-Dailey rents only to ages 25 and older with a focus on families. So, a restful night for all was in store. Most Newman-Dailey rentals include a Virtual Gift Card. This gives you one free adult admission per day to Destin Snorkel, parasailing, Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, a dolphin cruise and more. It’s a great way to explore the local attractions.

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GETTING AROUND DESTIN

SUNNY FLORIDA

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The photo above is Kiera’s ShardWorx art from The Shard Shop. Photo at right shows the many different elements you can use in your work of art. The kids loved feeding the baby alligators while we waited for a table at Fudpucker’s.

FUN ALL AROUND

If the beach doesn’t wipe you out, then Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park will. This is a fun option for cooling off without having sand stuck in your swimsuit. More than 40 attractions include speed slides, tube rides, and wave pools. The adventure park offers lots of fun for everyone. There’s a splashand-play area for younger kids and a five-story, head-to-head Kowabunga Racer. My creative heart beat loudly as I took my older kids to The Shard Shop. Here, ages 6 and older break out their creative juices and create ShardWorx art — a unique glass mixed-media art form. First, we selected a canvas of pre-painted background colors and went to our assigned stations. The kids used a stencil to draw on their designs while I got artsy with my freehand skills. Then, we filled in our designs with pieces of glass, rocks, shells and other small found objects.

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We left our works of art behind to pick up the next day. The Shard Shop coats the masterpieces in resin, sealing your handiworks as keepsakes. The next day, we practically ran into the store with anticipation to see how they look. AMAZING!

TIME TO EAT!

Kids sure do get hungry ... I mean hangry! Restaurant lines are inevitable in Destin, especially in peak season. However, you can walk up to Camille’s Sidewalk Café, right across the street from the Crystal Port townhomes, and grab a quick morning bite. Speciality sandwiches are available for breakfast and lunch as well as an impressive list of coffee and beverage choices, including fresh-pressed juices. There’s a place where the kids can have fun while you wait for a table: Fudpucker’s.

Stop at the hostess stand and pick up a scavenger hunt sheet. This definitely takes longer to do than waiting for a table, but it occupies the kids as they explore the restaurant’s entire grounds from top to bottom. After eating, we went back to the beach. Nothing beat the smiles on our kids’ faces as they rode the waves until sunset. The joys of this family vacation will stay with us always. Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and mother of three.

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It’s time to clean out those closets and refresh your child’s wardrobe. Here are the spring consignment sales happening in Nashville:

Circle of Friends Sale 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville facebook.com/groups/cofconsignmentsale March 29 - 30. Fri 7 - 9 p.m. (charity presale; entry fee is three non-perishable food items or $10 donation); Sat 11:30 a.m. (public sale; free entry) and 12 - 2 p.m. (50% off) HUM School Sale Hermitage United Methodist Church 205 Belinda Drive, Hermitage myconsignmentsale.com/humschool March 1 - 2: Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (public sale); Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (50% off)

Kids can find everything from clothes and shoes to toys and games at consignment sales. You can save a lot on new items for your family!

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Lollitots Consignment Sale Old K-Mart Building 530 Donelson Pike, Nashville lollitotsconsignment.com March 29 - April 6: Fri 7 p.m. ($10 entry; charity resale); Sat 8 a.m. (registered new mom sale); Public sale dates are Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m., Mon - Wed 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thu 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (25% off); Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (50% off); Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (50% off) Just Between Friends The Fairgrounds 500 Wedgewood Ave. Nashville nashvillemusiccity.jbfsale.com April 11 - 14: Thu 12 - 8 p.m. (ticked presale); Fri 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ($2 admission); Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ($2 admission); free admission Sun 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (50% off) & 5 - 8 p.m. (75% off)

LPG SPORTS ACADEMY is now enrolling for its spring session running March 29 - April 6. Ages 20 months - 5 years can participate in baseball, soccer, football and basketball fun at the Mt. Juliet Community Center (Fridays) and Boost Fit Club in Nashville (Thursdays & Saturdays). Cost is $139 for the semester.

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NASHVILLE’S FIRST-EVER BRICKUNIVERSE LEGO FAN CONVENTION IS HERE MARCH 30 - 31

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EGO enthusiasts of all ages can find creative inspiration during Nashville’s first BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention. It takes place March 30 31 at the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon. Professional LEGO artists will display some of their coolest works, including Rocco Buttliere and Jonathan Lopes. Buttliere will showcase more than 50 massive models of famous landmarks from around the world. BrickUniverse also features a Building Zone where kids can create and build to their hearts’ delight with access to thousands of bricks. The building area features themed areas, including a Star Wars zone offering the fun of building spaceships with special LEGO Star Wars bricks. Younger enthusiasts can enjoy the fun of block building with larger LEGO Duplo bricks. Convention hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets at the door are $18 ages 3 and older. Buy ‘em online in advance for $15. The expo center is located at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. Go to brickuniverse.com/ nashville.

See professional LEGO artist Paul Hetherington’s “Atlantis” at the BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention at the Wilson County Expo Center.

QUICK BITS ... Need ideas for sprucing up the house? Head to Music City March 15 - 17 for the 2019 NASHVILLE HOME AND REMODELING EXPO. You’ll find thousands of products plus ideas for decorating, construction and remodeling. Hours are Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is $10 adults ($8 in advance), free ages 12 & younger.

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Learn more at nashvillehomeandremodelingexpo. com ... The Schermerhorn Symphony Center hosts the first-ever YOUTH ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. The free outing will showcase Middle Tennessee’s finest young orchestral musicians. Formerly a feature of the annual Free Day of Music, this festival is now a stand-alone event

to provide local youth ensembles with an opportunity to share a wide range of repertoire. Call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org ... Mark your calendars! The WORLD SLIME CONVENTION is coming to Nashville Saturday, May 4. Learn more and get tickets at worldslimeconvention.com ... A new show at Sudekum Planetarium opens Friday,

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March 1. THE SECRETS OF GRAVITY is suitable for ages 5 & older. Get rates and the schedule at adventuresci.org/showschedule ... Sunday, March 31 is FAMILY DAY AT THE BALLET. Nashville Parent sponsors the event where your family can experience an afternoon with Nashville Ballet at its studio in Sylvan Park. The outing includes interactive movement activities and

lots of fun and games. Nashville Ballet will bring two children’s storybooks to life — Degas and the Little Dancer and Dragons Love Tacos. Family Day takes place from 12 - 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults, $12 children. We’re giving away tickets (see page 8). Call 615-297-2966 or visit nashvilleballet.com.


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10 Hard Talks You MUST Have With Whether you want to or not, it’s essential from an early age. It’s about being open,

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t’s possible that you think the only really important conversation you need to have with your kids is about sex. And you’re right that you need to have that conversation; research shows that teens who have talked to their parents about sex are more likely to use condoms and birth control, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov), nearly half of high school students have sexual intercourse. If your kids are quite young, that should make you sit up. But several other conversations are important for you to have with your kids starting at an early age because of our never-ending access to information and, well, anxiety.

OPEN COMMUNICATION STARTING AT AGE 5

Stay Involved. “Many parents — especially of older children — struggle with the balance of giving their child independence and keeping close tabs. In today’s complex society, we think it might be better to err on the side of keeping closer tabs, and knowing who their child spends time with every day, and even visiting their rooms to see how their child’s life is going.” — Dominic Cappello

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In the book Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Sex and Character (Hachette, 2000), co-author Dominic Cappello says start young. “When children enter kindergarten, they’re suddenly in a new world with 25 other kids, and this is where hitting and teasing and threatening starts,” Cappello says. “This is where prevention starts — when the parent begins talking to the child about family rules, about being hit, or hitting. Clearly the way you talk to a fifth grader is different than the way you talk to a kindergartner, or a high school senior,” he adds. “But the fundamental family rules stay the same.” There’s a lot for kids to handle today, and as soon as they are of school-going age they become part of another culture — one that threatens to leave you behind if you’re not on your toes. How can you create a relationship with your child that allows him to tell you things in an open, trusting way? “Most children in elementary school are open to talking about their day, their thoughts and feelings, but once puberty sets in, they become less interested in communicating with parents,” Cappello says. That said, initiate conversations with your kids in a friendly, non-threatening way. Even if you’re twisting about inside yourself, be the one who opens up the dialog. Try to be honest as you communicate your values, be patient, and keep conversations brief but ongoing. Talks may become easier as you develop a voice for doing them. What’s important is that you take the time to do them. So what are the 10 conversations you need to start having?

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to talk to your kids about life’s subjects honest and available as your child grows. 1) FAMILY VALUES What are the components of “who” your family is? This includes different kinds of values such as truthfulness, being kind, not giving up, being helpful, making education a priority, etc.

2) HOW WE TREAT OTHERS This goes along with values, but it’s worth repeating and discussing all by itself.

3) TRUST AND HONESTY Tell your kids this is the basis of all human interaction. Discuss situations with your kids about that.

4) PERSONAL SPACE (BOUNDARIES) Teach your kids that they have a right to their own privacy and how to respect the privacy of others. Also discuss good and bad touch; i.e., your body is your property.

5) LIFE CHANGES (INCLUDING PUBERTY) Many kids don’t feel good about changes they discover in their bodies (weight, pimples, etc.). Ask questions, seek answers.

6) HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WITH FRIENDS Helping kids make friends begins with you. Ask your kids who they are friends with, invite them over, explore the friendships.

Stay Grounded.

7) ATTRACTION AND LOVE Children have attractions to others beginning at age 5 or even earlier. Talk them through this throughout their childhood.

8) TV, MOVIES AND MUSIC What’s acceptable? What’s not? Why does it matter? Watch, listen and discuss together, withholding judgements, if possible.

9) CYBERSPACE AND SEXUALITY Most elementary kids have been exposed to pornography. Discuss it. Tell them it’s not love. Kids receive hundreds of messages from the media each day. Know what they are ingesting and talk it up.

10) ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

“Talk a lot about family values, and family beliefs. We found that many families found great strength with religion, and many children found great comfort in being a part of a religious organization. We think faith can be instructive and very helpful. Giving a child a foundation that is based on a strong faith can provide much comfort.” — Dominic Cappello

You need a lot of information on this, but always talk to your kids in a non-threatening way. An excellent resource for you: Partnership for a Drug-Free Kids at drugfree.org.

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es, some of the most fun is unplanned, but when you have days and weeks stretching out ahead of you with kids, the fun can end all-too fast. To make this coming summer glide past smoothly, you need to get on top of your options, vacation days, goals and the needs and interests of your different kids now. Spring’s here, so let’s get crackin’.

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Turn the page to tear out the handy summer planner for keeping track of your kid’s camps and activities and write them in. Next, use a wall calendar (for everyone in the family to see), to mark down specific dates you’re already aware of, i.e., birthdays, long-distance family get-togethers or reunions, work-related dates, weddings, house guests, vacations, etc. With these initial dates down, you now have a full view of available days, weeks and weekends for making summery plans.

Do your kids have “bucket list” items they’d like to get to? Do you? Maybe there are educational goals you want the kids to achieve in the summer (like more reading or math-fact building). Don’t forget these things you want for your family — jot them down on sticky notes (a different color for each person) and stick these on the calendar. Now that you have time framed out and goals, start filling in the gaps on your calendar. Spend a little time online dreaming up a weekend away or a family trip. If you can swing day camps for your kids, it’s time to set them up. Maybe you can plan a weekend for the kids to visit their grandparents? Unless you plan on backto-back weeks of summer camps and child care for your kids, they’ll likely be with you for some days this summer — with your planning in place, these will be happy, busy days!

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SUMMER TO DO DAY CAMPS It’s not too late to get your kids signed up for day camps. Get on it! OVERNIGHT CAMPS Ditto the paragraph above under “Day Camps.” EDUCATION GOALS Improving reading and math skills are always helpful over the summer. Put these down. FAMILY TRIP Spend time now figuring out what you CAN do for a vacay, then set the wheels in motion. WEEKEND GETAWAY Little getaways provide family togetherness and a break from the ordinary. Go camping! FRIENDS & RELATIVES Plan special visits and special playdates. Keep up with your kids’ social pipelines.

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TEDDY BEAR TEA

Saturday, March 9 Sam Davis Home, Smyrna Page 47 Girls, bears and dolls can experience an 1800s-style tea party.

WILD KRATTS LIVE 2.0: ACTIVATE CREATURE POWER

Sunday, March 3 Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville Page 41 The wildly popular Kratt Brothers serve up fun and fascinating animal facts with a show combining live action and animation.

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March 19 - 24 TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Nashville • Page 57 The Broadway musical about a young woman’s search for her identity takes audiences from Russia to 1920s Paris.

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March 30 - 31 Wilson Expo Center, Lebanon Page 64 See professional LEGO constructions like this Lady Gaga concert, and enjoy handson building opportunities.

Sunday, March 31 Opry Mills, Nashville Page 65 David Blaine calls him the “best children’s magician in the world.” See how Mario incorporates robotics and DIY electronics into his show.

KIDS ART FESTIVAL OF TENNESSEE

Saturday, March 30 Pinkerton Park, Franklin Page 65 Kids can enjoy hands-on art activities, including musicmaking fun.

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK IN CONCERT WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

March 14 - 17 Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville Page 50 See the second film from the original trilogy in HD while the Nashville Symphony performs John Williams’ score live.

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Events without color dots are ones happening in multiple counties or are outside of our typical area. Events with “Register” require advance registration in order to attend.

N Drop-In

Creative Play

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 10 months - 3 years. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Every Fri - Sat 9 - 9:45 a.m. & 10 - 10:45 a.m. $15. Parents and tots can explore activities that inspire imagination while creating art and getting messy.

W Fourth Annual Grassroots of Grassland

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $40 - $62.50. This benefit for Grassland Elementary features songwriters Keith Anderson, Barrett Baber, Ashley Clark and Neil Medley.

W FREE Franklin Art Scene

615-815-6015 franklinartscene.com All ages. 6 - 9 p.m. Explore dozens of art galleries in downtown Franklin.

S Frontier Friday:

18th Century Cooking

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $8 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. A costumed historian demonstrates cooking methods used during the 18th century, including soups and bread cooked on an open hearth.

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

W Into the Woods

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N Kiss Me, Kate

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

W FREE LEGO

Mania (Register) 615-371-0090

brentwoodtn.gov/ departments/library

Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Unleash creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

N Pink Martini

with the Nashville Symphony

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 8 p.m. $65 - $97. Enjoy a night of vintage pop and jazz music.

N Restless Heart 615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. 7 p.m. $35. A night of country music.

W Ringside: A Fight for Kids (Register)

615-791-1777 charleyfoundation.org/ rumbleontherow

Ages 21+. The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 6:30 p.m. $150 - $300. An evening of boxing, celebrity guests, cocktails, dinner and an auction. Proceeds benefit the Charley Foundation, a local nonprofit providing assistance to disabled and underprivileged kids.

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

W Sticky Fingers

Preschool Art Club (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration codes are 13775 (Fri) & 13772 (Mon) Ages 3.5 - 6. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Fridays, March 1, 8 & 29 or Mondays, March 4, 11 & 25 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. $39. Educational art experiences using a variety of media.

N The Bomb-itty of Errors

See ”Theater & Dance,” page 54.

R Toddler

Time with Thomas

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

R Wine and Whis-

key at the Wetlands

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

Ages 21+. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 5:30 p.m. $40 ($15 designated drivers). Explore more than 150 wines, fine whiskeys and other spirits provided by Stone River Total Beverage. Proceeds support the center’s programs.

SAT 2 N 30th Annual

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

See Friday, March 1.

N Ballet Ball Late Party (Register)

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com/late-party Ages 21+. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 8:30 p.m. $175. A black-tie chic evening of cocktails and light bites, followed by the gala performance and dancing.

R FREE Bark in the Park

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. Bring your furry family members for a family walk around the park.

N FREE Bear Hug/ Abrazo de Oso

615-832-5242 nashvilleopera.org/bear-hug All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville (10 a.m.) and Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville (2 p.m.). Nashville Opera on Tour presents its first bilingual children’s opera. It tells the story of four bears, each from a different country with a different appearance and language. They learn how they are more alike that unalike, and the production includes music from traditional Spanish operas.

N FREE Celebrating Seuss

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. An afternoon of Dr. Seuss-themed activities, stories, crafts and snacks.

N CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo

See Friday, May 1.

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615-880-2001 nashvillefarmersmarket.org All ages. Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn about communitysupported agriculture while connecting with local farmers. Sign up for a CSA plan that’s right for your family.

N Design It: Laser

Cut Puzzles (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Learn the basics of the laser cutter tool while designing and making a unique puzzle.

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

Ages 4 - 8. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Every Sat 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. & Sun 1 - 1:45 p.m. $15. Explore various mediums and create original works of art.

N 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. 3:30 - 5:30 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.

N FREE First

Saturday Art Crawl

615-256-2805 nashvilledowntown.com/ events/first-saturday-art-crawl All ages. 6 - 9 p.m. Twenty-five art galleries in the downtown area host receptions and art openings.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum,

919 Broadway, Nashville. 4:30 p.m. A guided tour of the museum’s landmark art deco building.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

N Hands-On His-

tory: Wonderland Tea Party (Register)

615-356-0501 bellemeadeplantation.com

All ages. Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $12 ages 4+. Experience a vintage tea party that includes topsy-turvy fun.

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

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

W FREE LEGOS in the Library

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

W Herp Herp Hoo-

N FREE Musical

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $10 individuals, $15 adult & one child, $30 family of four. Today’s all about turtles, snakes and salamanders. Decorate a toad abode, meet live critters, then hike the hills.

All ages. Martha O’Bryan Center, 711 S. Seventh St., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum staff bring a variety of musical instruments so kids can enjoy a hands-on experience.

FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register)

615-862-7970, ext. 79776 oldhousefair.org

ray Day (Register)

homedepot.com

Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (visit the website for locations). 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a freestanding clock with easy-to-read numbers, movable hands and a storage tray.

W Into the Woods

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N FREE iSpy

Naturalist Program

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join a naturalist for pond exploration and journaling about spring in the park.

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore an Imagination Library book then create a related work

Petting Zoo

N FREE Old House Fair

All ages. Sevier Park Community Center, 3021 Lealand Lane, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Property owners can get new ideas and advice, learn about innovative materials and discover local resources and services. Historic Travellers Rest provides activities and crafts for kids.

N Once Upon a Mattress

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

R RoboThink

Dueler Bot Workshop (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org courtney.morgan@ townofsmyrna.org

Ages 8 - 12. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $15. Use motors, gears, axles and switches to build a dueling robot.

FUN FOR LITTLE KIDS

N FREE CSA Fair

Kids can meet a live bunny at Historic Mansker’s Station during Pioneer Pals on Thursday, March 21.

>> This month’s picks for babies, toddlers & preschoolers.

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

Patterson Park Community Center Murfreesboro Every Wednesday & Friday murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1 - 3 can have fun playing with their friends while engaging gross motor skills. $3.

W MOMMY & ME MOVEMENT

Franklin Recreation Complex Every Monday wcparksandrec.com

Parents with little ones ages birth - 4 years can enjoy movement activities together. $8 adults, free for kids.

S PIONEER PALS: PETER RABBIT

Historic Mansker’s Station Goodlettsville Thursday, March 21 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 3 - 5 can enjoy a visit from a live bunny while learning about rabbit habitats along with the letter R and number 6. Register. $2.

R SPRING BREAK NATURE PLAY

The Wilderness Station Murfreesboro Friday, March 29 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 1 & older can have fun getting messy by playing in water, painting with mud and more. Free.

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THINGS TO DO R Seventh Annual MTCS Trivia Night (Register)

Create a painting on canvas to be on display all month in the art exhibit area.

615-893-0601 mtcscougars.org

Special Needs Jump

All ages. Middle Tennessee Christian School, 100 E. MTCS Road, Murfreesboro. 5:30 p.m. $20 adults, $10 children. Play trivia games during this fundraiser for the school’s band and chorus departments. There will also be dinner, a silent auction, a bake sale, door prizes and more.

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.

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

615-255-2273 nashvilleshakes.org All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 12 - 3 p.m. Participate in — or just listen to — a complete reading of Love’s Labor’s Lost.

N SheBelieves Cup 800-745-3000 ussoccer.com

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 3:30 p.m. $35 - $300. This international women’s soccer double-header includes USA vs England and Japan vs Brazil.

R Smyrna Strokes:

Youth Art Month Celebration (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 3 p.m. $10.

gotjump.com/tennessee

R Super Science

Cub Scout Workshop (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 7 - 10. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $3. Do hands-on experiments exploring color layering, color morphing and more to complete the requirements for the Super Science Adventure.

N Super Science Saturday: Matter Madness

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. free with gate ($15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12). Discover everything about matter through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

N FREE The Rainbow Fish (Register)

615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 2 p.m. Marcus Pfister’s colorful story comes to life through puppetry, music, scenery and lighting effects. Reserve up to four free tickets per household.

N The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N XQ Super School Live

615-782-4040 | tpac.org Ages 12+. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $16. A night of high school drama full of stories, selfie confessionals, viral gratitude and multimedia adventurers.

SUN 3 N 30th Annual

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

See Friday, March 1.

N Design It: DIY Video Game (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. $12 members, $16 non-members. Learn the basics of video game design with Bloxels while building your own pixel-based game.

N FREE Family Pro-

gram: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print

615-256-2805 hatchshowprint.com

WILD KRATTS LIVE 2.0: ACTIVATE CREATURE POWER at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday, March 3 combines animation and live action to present fun animal facts.

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

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N FREE Voices

fathomevents.com

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Regal Green Hills, 3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville; Regal Opry Mills, 570 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville; and Regal Hollywood 27, 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville. 1 & 6 p.m. $13.66. See one of the most revered motion pictures of all time back on the big screen.

N Wild Kratts Live

Wind 80th Anniversary Screening

R Lone Star Rodeo

270-269-6000 lonestarrodeocompany.com/ murfreesboro.html All ages. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. 7:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children, free ages 3 & younger. Watch competitions in bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and more. Plus contests for kids.

N FREE National

Velvet Film Screening

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 1:30 p.m. See the heartwarming movie about dreams, determination and breaking stereotypes.

W On Golden Pond

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N FREE Play and Learn

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

W Taste of Williamson

615-771-2312 tasteofwilliamson.com All ages. CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 7 - 9 p.m. $35 in advance, $40 at the door, free ages 5 & younger. Sample the best of Williamson County’s food and beverage offerings.

of Spring

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 3 p.m. The Nashville Symphony Chorus’ annual showcase also includes performances by the MBA Chamber Choir, Nashville School of the Arts’ Paragon and others.

2.0: Activate Creature Power

800-733-6779 | opry.com

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 1 p.m. $29 - $104. Dive into adventure with the Kratt Brothers as they combine live action and animation to deliver an afternoon of fun animal facts.

MON 4 N Early Explorers 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

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

W Learnin’ the

Ropes (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Franklin code: 13788 Spring Hill code: 13867 Ages 7 - 13. March 4, 11 & 25 at Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) and Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill (5 - 6 p.m.). $30. Learn the sport of jump rope with instruction in single rope, shared rope, long rope, double dutch and more.

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W Mommy

& Me Movement

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com

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

W FREE Nature Strollers

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

R PPCC After-School Enrichment Program

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

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

W FREE Puppet Powwow

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org Ages 18 months - 5 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 9:30 - 10 a.m. Enjoy a puppet show with a nature theme.

R FREE READing Paws (Register)

615-893-4131| rclstn.org All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro, TN. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Kids can sign up to read to Stevie, the reading education assistance dog.

R Snack Attack! 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

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

R SPARK!

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center,

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502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. $2 plus $8 gate admission. Hear stories and enjoy related activities.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

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

W Youth Yoga 615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com

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

TUE 5 N FREE Adventure Club

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

N Design It: Laser

Cut Puzzles (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10:15 - 11:45 p.m. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Learn the basics of the laser cutter tool while designing and making a unique puzzle.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

R Homeschool PE:

Volleyball (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Hit the courts and learn the team sport of volleyball.

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

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

S FREE Music

with Miss Shannon

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

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nhl.com/predators

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

N FREE Observatory Open House

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Astronomers provide tours of the facility, including the telescopes, sundial and Star Chamber.

W Open Studio

with Kreative Kat (Register)

615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13925 Ages 8+. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. Tuesdays, March 5 - April 2 from 6 - 7 p.m. $40. Learn specific art techniques in different media while creating in an open studio space.

R Preschool

Program: L is for Luck (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org alex.lempin@townofsmynra.org Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Hear St. Patrick’s Day tales, learn about weird things people do for luck and take home a good luck charm.

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FUN FOR BIG KIDS

THINGS TO DO

Calling all builders! Kids can let their creativity explode during the BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention.

>> This month’s best outings for ages 6 - 12.

N MARINE BIOLOGIST FOR A DAY

Aquarium Restaurant, Nashville Every Fri & Sat aquariumrestaurants.com

Ages 8+ can go behind the scenes to learn about water chemistry, dissect a squid, observe a dive show, enjoy lunch and more. Register. $40.

N JUNIOR CHEF CLASS:

STAR WARS COOKIE PARTY Williams-Sonoma, Nashville Saturday, March 9 williams-sonoma.com

Ages 8+ can bake and decorate cookies in the shapes of Star Wars characters. Register. $30.

R HOMESCHOOL: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center Wednesday, March 13 townofsmyrna.org

Learn about magnetism and electricity and their connection. Register. $5.

W SWEET SUCCULENT KIDS’ CAKE CLASS

Sugar Drop, Brentwood Tuesday, March 19 sugardrop.com

Ages 8+ can decorate a cake using buttercream while learning techniques to create a 3D garden complete with flowers and edible dirt. Register. $55.

N BRICKUNIVERSE LEGO FAN CONVENTION

Wilson Expo Center, Lebanon March 30 - 31 brickuniverse.com/nashville

Explore the creations of professional LEGO artists, and enjoy building fun in several themed areas, including a Star Wars zone. $18 at the door, $15 online in advance.


THINGS TO DO R SPARK!

W Brain Blast

W FREE Scholastic

R FREE Sunset

615-790-2309 puckettsboathouse.com

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Puckett’s Boat House, 94 E. Main St., Franklin. 6:30 8:30 p.m. $10 food and beverage minimum per participant. Put your pop-culture knowledge to the test.

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/departments/library

See Monday, March 4.

History Hike on the Greenway

All ages. Overall Street Greenway Trailhead, 410 Overall St., Murfreesboro. 5:15 p.m. Discuss Civil War history events that took place nearby during a this interpretive hike.

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

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

R Water Polo

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

WED 6 S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

615-452-1722 youseemore.com/gallatinpl Age 4. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin. 11 a.m. This class for 4-year-olds starting kindergarten in the next school year can study a letter of the alphabet with worksheets and show-and-tell fun.

W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

615-566-5187 musiccityarchery.com

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

Trivia Night

W Color Wheels

Art Class (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13780 for 1 - 2 p.m. Registration code: 13779 for 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Ages 5 - 10. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Wednesdays, March 2. $42. Create art projects through painting, drawing, coloring, printing and sculpting.

R FREE Critter

Encounter (Register)

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

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

N 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. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Budding songwriters can participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions with professional songwriters.

S Homeschool Pro-

gram: Tennessee Wild Frontier (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 3 p.m. $10. Discover common Tennessee wildlife from animal signs like fur, skulls, feathers, pelts and tracks while learning their habitats.

Chess Club (Register)

Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 5 - 6 p.m. A coach from Nashville Chess Center guides kids in beginning, intermediate and advance strategies.

N Vanderbilt Com-

modores Basketball

615-322-4653 vucommodores.com

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

R Wild Things

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

THU 7 S FREE ABC

N FREE Crayon Kids

W FREE Ironwood

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

615-589-6312 ironwoodacademy.org

615-862-5854 library.nashville.org

W FREE Fairview LEGO Club

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

N GnashVegas

Casino Gala & Auction (Register)

615-770-7800 nhl.com/predators

Adults. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 6:30 9:30 p.m. $200. This benefit for the Nashville Predators Foundation includes casino games with Nashville Predators players, coaches and personalities serving as guest dealers. Plus, food from local eateries, an open bar, silent auction and more.

Club (Register)

N FREE Historic

S Bowen Buddies:

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

See Wednesday, March 6.

Charlie Needs a Cloak (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 6 - 7. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Learn how we get our clothes during this hands-on class.

W FREE Country Music Cluster Dog Show

615-595-1227 nashvillekennelclub.org

All ages. Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. 8 a.m. The Nashville and Tullahoma Kennel Clubs host this dog show where a variety of breeds compete. There’s also a vendor fair where you can shop for doggie merchandise.

Home Program

All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 7 p.m. The zoo’s historic site manager Tori Mason, along with Jennifer Randles form the Tennessee State Library and Archives, discuss their recent travels to Miami, Florida, and Havana, Cuba, for research on the Croft family.

N Homeschool Ice Skating Classes (Register)

615-928-7977 nashvilleiceskate.com Ages 6+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville. Thursdays, March 7 - 28 from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. $75. Learn to ice skate.

Academy Parenting Seminar

Adults. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 7 p.m. Josh and Christi Straub, authors of What Am I Feeling? and Safe House, present a workshop on why emotional awareness matters for your child’s success.

N Nashville

House Concert

615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $30. Josh Turner, SmithField, Brown & Gray, Autumn McEntire and Emi Sunshine perform.

N Opry

Country Classics

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 - $100. Larry Gatlin hosts a night of country music.

S Pioneer Pals:

Charlie Needs a Cloak (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Learn about the letter W and the number 1 while exploring the world of wool.

N Soundwaves

and Sweethearts

615-678-7722 12andporter.com

Ages 21+. 12th & Porter, 114 12th Ave. N., Nashville. 8 - 10 p.m. $75 in advance, $100 day of. This fundraiser for the Nashville Dolphins special needs swim program features live music by Lee Brice along with all-you-can-drink beer, wine and signature Deep Eddy’s cocktails.

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FRI 8

N Southern

R Youth

704-376-6594 southernshows.com/wna

615-907-2251 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Thu & Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. $13 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger. Shopping and workshops on food, fashion, beauty, health and fitness, education, business, home, travel and more. Plus, celebrity guests (including Tyson Beckford) and the popular Firefighter Fashion Show.

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

Women’s Show

Volleyball Class

N Amos Lee: My

N Creative Zone:

615-889-3060 ryman.com

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N,, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $69. A night of folk music.

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). Using the cowboy hats on display in the museum as inspiration, make and decorate your own paper hat.

New Moon Tour

R American Red

Cross Water Safety Instructor Class (Register)

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 15+. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro. Today through Sunday at 10 a.m. $175. Become certified to teach swim lessons.

W FREE Country Music Cluster Dog Show

See Thursday, March 7.

N Devil’s Disciple

R FREE Stroller-

Hot HAPPENIN’

coasters

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 10 a.m. Walk the greenway with your child and stroller, then stay and play at Kids’ Castle.

Anime Club

Musical Petting Zoo

S FREE Tween Time 615-824-0656 youseemore.com/hendersonville

Cheekwood in Bloom

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

March 9 - April 7

The grounds are alive with the colors of spring! Plus, lots of family activities every weekend.

R Welcome Back Bugs! (Register)

Pooh KIDS

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

Friday (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 - 5 p.m. Watch anime, make crafts and enjoy snacks.

R Winnie the

N Family

N Family Program:

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/departments/library

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. East, Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Learn about insect friends and make your own bug jar to take home.

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

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

W FREE Teen

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Hip Hats

T

here’s no place like Cheekwood when it comes to celebrating the sights of spring. With more than 150,000 colorful blooms adorning the grounds, it’s a visual delight to behold. Cheekwood is open seven days a week for its annual “Cheekwood in Bloom” celebration. Weekends are bursting with activities. Saturdays include children’s storytimes, family art activities, gardening workshops and guided tours of the

mansion and gardens. Sundays offer a morning Tai Chi class, live music, yoga in the gardens, brunch (additional cost), plein air painting (bring your own supplies) and more. Dads will love knowing that the festive Beer Garden is open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 2 - 3 p.m. Free with gate admission ($25.95 adults, free ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Kids can get their hands on a variety of instrument.

W FREE Games Club (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/departments/library Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Play classic and new board games.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Feb. 1.

N Mahler’s Das Lied 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 8 p.m. $20 - $90. Two vocalists join the Nashville Symphony to perform what Leonard Bernstein called Mahler’s “greatest symphony.”

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R No Waste Arts

and Crafts (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 6+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 5 - 7 p.m. $3. Create arts and crafts from recycled paper, paint made from mud and more.

N Seasonal Floral

Design Workshop: Centerpiece (Register)

615-942-7169 greendoorgourmet.com

Ages 16+. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville. 6:30 - 8 p.m. $65. Learn the basics of floral handling and design using seasonal flowers.

R Smyrna Strokes: Adult’s Night (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 14+. Smyrna Train Depot, 98 Front St., Smyrna. 6 - 8 p.m. $10. Spring flowers are the theme of this step-by-step painting class. All supplied provided.

N Southern

SAT 9 R Aladdin Jr.

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N Amos Lee: My New Moon Tour

See Friday, Feb. 8.

N FREE Bear Hug/ Abrazo de oso

615-880-3957 library.nashville.org All ages. Edmondson Pike Library, 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville (10:30 a.m.) and Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville (2 p.m.). Nashville Opera on Tour presents its first bilingual children’s opera. It tells the story of four bears, each from a different country with a different appearance and language. They learn how they are more alike that unalike, and the production includes music from traditional Spanish operas.

N Cheekwood in Bloom

See page 45.

Women’s Show

W FREE Country Mu-

N Telescope

See Thursday, March 7.

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

Sumner Irish Festival

See Thursday, March 7.

Night (Register)

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 7 - 9 p.m. $6.27. Chat with astronomers while gazing at celestial bodies through telescopes.

N The Birds

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, March 1.

N Winter Jam

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $15. NewSong hosts a night of contemporary Christian music featuring Newsboys United, Mandisa, Ledger, Danny Gokey and others.

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sic Cluster Dog Show

S County

visitsumnertn.com/countysumner-irish-festival All ages. Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park, 2923 Hartsville Pike, Castalian Springs. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10 per vehicle. Tour an Irish cottage, enjoy live music, hear Irish ghost stories, watch hurling and Gaelic football, and more.

N FREE Dematerialization

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. NB2, Nashville Ballet’s official second company, performs a pas de deux by resident choreographer Christopher Stuart.

N Design It: Suminagashi Fluid Dynamics (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $12 members, $16 non-members. Discover the ancient Japanese form of paper marbling while harnessing the power of fluid mechanics, surface chemistry and viscosity.

N Family Program: Introduction to GarageBand

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1 & 1:45 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.

N French in

the Park (Register)

615-636-7476 frenchinthepark.com

Ages 6 & younger. Sevier Park, 3021 Lealand Lane, Nashville. Sat 9:30 & 10 a.m., Sun 3:30 & 4 p.m. $10 per child ($7 siblings). Learn French through songs and sign language.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

See Saturday, March 2.

N FREE Gardening in Small Spaces: Hydroponic and Container Gardening for Urban Living (Register)

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Ages 10+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 12 - 2 p.m. Learn how to grow produce utilizing hydroponic planting.

NATIONAL DAYS OF ...

THINGS TO DO

Celebrate all-things Dr. Seuss on Friday, March 1, which is also National Read Across America Day.

>> A day for this, a day for that! FRIDAY, MARCH 1

Dr. Seuss Day (Read Across America)

SUNDAY, MARCH 3 Anthem Day

MONDAY, MARCH 4 Grammar Day

TUESDAY, MARCH 5 Pancake Day

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 Oreo Cookie Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 8 Peanut Cluster Day

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Barbie Day

MONDAY, MARCH 11 Napping Day

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 Girl Scout Day

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Good Samaritan Day

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Pi Day

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 Corn Dog Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 Goof Off Day

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 Spinach Day

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 Pencil Day

SUNDAY, MARCH 31 Crayon Day

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THINGS TO DO N Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $29.50 $39.50. A group of multi-instrumentalists perform the music of Led Zeppelin.

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore mosaic art with Lynn Driver, one of the artists who helped apply the eight pounds of gold to the Athena statue, then make your own mosaic art.

N Gnu Tales

N FREE LEGO Mania

615-782-4040 tpac.org

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

See Saturday, March 2.

N Mahler’s Das Lied See Friday, March 8.

N FREE Mr. Bond and the Science Guys (Register)

N Grand Ole Opry

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

W Guided Hike

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 10 a.m. Enjoy a morning of science experiments.

See Friday, March 1.

Day (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

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

W Gumption

madesouth.com/gumption Adults. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $99 - $179. Creative Southerners share thought-provoking stories about how they are using food, drink, music, storytelling, poetry, woodworking, photography and spray paint to positively impact the future of the American South.

N FREE iSpy

Naturalist Program

See Saturday, March 2.

N Junior Chef Class: Star Wars Cookie Party (Register)

615-292-5066 williams-sonoma.com

Ages 8 - 13. Williams-Sonoma, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. $30. Bake and decorate cookies in the shapes of Star Wars characters.

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nhl.com/predators

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

N Nashville SC Soccer

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

R Percussion Fest

615-893-5815, ext. 29155 bmsflamesband.weebly.com englandda@rcschools.net Grades 5 and higher. Blackman Middle School, 3945 Blaze Drive, Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $5. This festival features master classes and clinics for snare drum, mallet keyboard and drum set technique. Plus, performances by local middle and high school ensembles along with door prizes.

R Perform Murfreesboro 31st Season Reveal

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Washington

Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 7 p.m. $7.50 adults, $6 youth. Members of Perform Murfreesboro present selections from the upcoming season.

W RoboThink

Soccerbot Workshop (Register)

615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13910

Ages 7 - 12. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. 1 - 3 p.m. $35. Build and program a robot to play soccer.

N Roller Derby

nashvillerollerderby.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 5:30 p.m. $7 - $15. In this double-header, the Music City All Stars take on the Black Rose Rollers before the Music City Brawl Stars challenge the Black Rose Rotten Cherries.

N Second Saturday 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

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

R FREE Southeastern R The Green Tie Young Adult Book Festival

615-898-2300 seyabookfest.com

Ages 10+. MTSU, 1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Celebrate the written word by connecting with a variety of 40 middle grade and young adult authors. The event includes writing workshops, panel discussions and book signings.

N Southern

Women’s Show

See Thursday, March 7.

R Special Kids Race 615-809-2632 specialkidsrace.org

All ages. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro. 6 - 10 a.m. $25 - $60. Help raise funds for the Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center in Murfreesboro by participating in at 15K, 10K, 5K or one-mile family fun run.

N FREE Spring Fling

In-House Figure Skating Competition

615-928-7977 nashvilleiceskate.com

All ages. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville. 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Watch skaters of all ages showcase their ice-skating skills.

S FREE Spring Into Health

N Sensory-Friendly

615-636-6192 facebook.com/jslgallatin vannozzi@earthlink.net

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Sumner Regional Medical Center, 555 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Junior Service League of Gallatin hosts this fair to promote physical, mental, spiritual and financial health and wellness in the community.

Planetarium Show (Register)

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10:30 a.m. $9 adults, $8 kids plus gate admission ($15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12). See a sensoryfriendly screening of Stars.

S Shamrock Run active.com

All ages. Calvin Short Football Field, 695 E. Main St., Gallatin. 6:15 a.m. $35 for the 5K, $45 for the 10K. Participate in a timed 5K or 10K through downtown Gallatin. Proceeds benefit education programs for K - 12 students in the city.

R Teddy Bear Tea (Register)

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org Ages 2 - 12. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 2 - 4 p.m. $20. Girls can bring their favorite teddy bear for an afternoon tea party that includes games and crafts.

Affair & Casino Night

615-898-1862 murfreesborosymphony.com

Ages 21+. Stones River Country Club, 1830 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 7 - 11 p.m. $65 individuals, $110 couples. This fundraiser for the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra includes $1,000 in play money, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing with a DJ and more.

R Wildlife

Painting (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 11 a.m. $15. An instructor leads you through a step-by-step painting process with nature as your theme.

R FREE Yoga at the Island

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. Improve balance and flexibility while reducing stress in the outdoors.

SUN 10 N Cat Video Fest 615-383-9140 belcourt.org

All ages. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 5 p.m. $10.50 adults, $9 students, $8.50 children. This screening is a compilation of the latest, best cat videos culled from unique submissions along with sourced animations, music videos and classic Internet powerhouses. A portion of the proceeds benefits local cat charities.

N Cheekwood in Bloom

See page 45.

W FREE Country Music Cluster Dog Show

See Thursday, March 7.

N Creative Zone: Hip Hats

See Friday, March 8.

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THINGS TO DO N Experience

N Family Monday

N Spring

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $69 $139. Celebrate the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix with an all-star lineup of performers.

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

615-925-2467 robothinkmiddletn.com Registration deadline is Sunday, March 10.

N French in

W Mommy

See Saturday, March 9.

See Monday, March 4

N FREE LEGO Club

W FREE Nature

Hendrix

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

the Park (Register)

615-862-5854 library.nashville.org

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

R Perform Murfreesboro 31st Season Reveal

See Saturday, March 9.

N Pink: Beautiful

Trauma World Tour

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $47.45 - $207.45. A night of rock music.

N Southern

Women’s Show

See Thursday, March 7.

MON 11 N Camp Davis School’s Out Days (Register)

615-356-7170 nashvillejcc.org

Grades K - 6. Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $35 members, $45 non-members. Activities include art projects, music, sports, swimming, board games, puzzles, playground time, cooking, dramatic play and more.

W FREE Country Mu-

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

& Me Movement

Explorers (Register)

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

Ages 5 - 7. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11 a.m. This naturalist-led classes immerses kids in the forest, using different exploration-based techniques to engage them with nature.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, March 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, March 4.

N Spring Break Maker Camp (Register)

Break Robotics Camp (Register)

Ages 7 - 12. Charlie Daniels Park Community Center, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet. Mon - Fri 1 - 4 p.m. $190. Build battle bots and learn STEM during this five-day camp.

W Youth Yoga

See Monday, March 4.

TUE 12 N FREE Adventure Club

See Tuesday, March 5.

R FREE All Access Night (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

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

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

N FREE Babies in the

Ages 12 - 18. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $325. Use Adobe Creative Cloud software and a laser cutter to create a custom suit of cardboard armor and a 3D model of yourself.

615-329-8544 fiskuniversitygalleries.org

N Spring

Break Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 10 months - 18 years. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Times and prices vary per session; choose one-day or the entire week. A variety of options include painting, collage, printmaking, sculpting and other mediums.

Gallery (Register)

Ages 0 - 12 months. Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville. 12 p.m. Fisk musicians pair artwork with songs and introduce the pairings. The tour is designed for babies to view artwork at eye level while being held or in a carrier.

N Camp Davis School’s Out Days (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

W FREE Country Music Cluster Dog Show

See Thursday, March 7.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

THE MARTIN ARTQUEST GALLERY at the Frist Art Museum invites kids of all ages to get creative during Family Monday on March 11.

R Homeschool: Elec-

R Preschool

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 18. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Learn about magnetism, what causes electricity and how the two are connected through activities, crafts and games.

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Learn about different types of habitats animals choose for their homes.

tricity and Magnetism (Register)

N FREE KidZone See Tuesday, March 5.

S Mixed Media Art Class (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com Adults. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $25. Receive step-by-step instruction on how to create a mixed media work of art.

S FREE Music with Miss Shannon

See Tuesday, March 12.

Program: Animal Homes (Register)

R SPARK!

See Monday, March 4.

N Spring Break

Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

N The Book of Mormon

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

W The Chronicles of Narnia

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

sic Cluster Dog Show

N Tuesdays for Tots

See Thursday, March 7.

See Tuesday, March 5.

N Early Explorers

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, March 5.

See Monday, March 4.

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615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $29.50 - $199. Alumni musicians from David Bowie’s bands team up to perform his hits and deep cuts.

S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, March 6.

W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, March. 6.

N Banff Mountain Film Festival

615-383-9140 belcourt.org

All ages. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 6:30 p.m. $20.50. Climb Nashville presents this screening taking viewers to exotic landscapes and remote cultures while spotlighting adrenalinepacked action sports.

W Brain Blast

N Spring Break

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Ages 5 - 18. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Learn about magnetism, what causes electricity and how the two are connected through activities, crafts and games.

Ages 5 - 15. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $85. Draw, paint, sculpt and explore the gardens.

N Opry

N Spring

Green Eggs and Ham (Register)

tricity and Magnetism (Register)

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

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

W FREE Little

Cloud Storytime

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com

Ages 3 - 5. Nolensville Library, 915 Oldham Drive, Nolensville. 10:30 a.m. Based on Eric Carle’s book Little Cloud, Nashville Ballet presents this program teaching students how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies.

Trivia Night

R FREE Playground

N Camp

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

See Wednesday, March 6.

Davis School’s Out Days (Register)

Safety Clinic

W FREE Country Mu-

Adults. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 6 p.m. Parents can meet at the Kids’ Castle to learn easy tips to ensure safe use of playground equipment.

See Thursday, March 7.

W FREE Scholastic

See Monday, March 11.

sic Cluster Dog Show

One-Day Camps (Register)

Break Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

N SEC Men’s Basket-

See Wednesday, March 6.

THU 14 See Wednesday, March 6.

N Spring Break

N Banff Mountain Film Festival

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 3 p.m. $10. Learn the lucet and how children used it to make cording from wool and flax for everyday use.

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Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

See Wednesday, March 13.

See Monday, March 11.

S Bowen Buddies:

N Star Wars: The

From Soil to Spoon (Register)

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Ages 6 - 7. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Journey through the seasons to discover where our favorite foods get started.

See Monday, March 11.

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One-Day Camps (Register)

See Wednesday, March 13.

Club (Register)

N SEC Men’s BasketAll ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 6 p.m. $15. It’s March Madness time! Cheer for your favorite teams in the Southeastern Conference as they take to the court.

N Spring Break

S FREE ABC

See Wednesday, March 6.

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

ball Tournament

See Wednesday, March 13.

R FREE Critter En-

gram: Learning the Lucet (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

R Wild Things

N Camp Davis

S Homeschool Pro-

S Pioneer Pals:

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

W The Sinatra Legacy

Chess Club (Register)

ball Tournament

Country Classics

See Thursday, March 7.

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Learn about the letter G and number 5 while decorating eggs. Dress for a mess.

See Monday, March 11.

See Wednesday, March. 6.

counter (Register)

younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Personalize paper instruments drawing from inspiration of the instruments on display in the museum.

R Homeschool: Elec-

School’s Out Days (Register)

N FREE Crayon Kids

Empire Strikes Back in Concert

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $50 - $90. The Nashville Symphony’s Star Wars series continues with the second film in the original trilogy. Travel to a galaxy far, far away and enjoy the iconic film in HD above the stage while the symphony performs John Williams’ score live.

See Thursday, March 7.

R FREE Stroller-

N Creative Zone:

See Thursday, March 7.

Embellished Instruments

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 &

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coasters

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, March 7.

FRI 15 N Andrew Jackson’s 252nd Birthday

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. $20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. This celebration includes an 11 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony at the presidential tomb and living history demonstrations.

N Camp Davis School’s Out Days (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

N Creative Zone:

Embellished Instruments

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). Personalize paper instruments drawing from inspiration of the instruments on display in the museum.

N Drop-In

Creative Play

See Friday, March 1.

N FREE Experiment Friday (Register)

615-329-8544 fiskuniversitygalleries.org galleries@fisk.edu Ages 2 - 5. Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville. 3 p.m. This STEAM program invites little ones to participate in experiments at the intersection of art and science.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

W FREE LEGO

Mania (Register)

See Friday, March 1.


THINGS TO DO N Star Wars: The

Empire Strikes Back in Concert

See Thursday, March 13.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, March 1.

SAT 16 N 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Music City Half Marathon

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NASHVILLE SC challenges St. Louis FC on Saturday, March 16 at First Tennessee Park in Nashville.

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 8 a.m. $25 - $80. Race to support the Pedigree Foundation. Choose the half marathon, 10K, 5K or Lucky Dog one-mile Wag ‘n’ Walk.

W American Girl W FREE Mammal

Pelts of Tennessee (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14258 All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 4 p.m. Learn about some of Tennessee’s native mammals and feel their pelts.

R FREE MTSU

R Parents’ Night Out (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

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

Star Party

N SEC Men’s Basket-

All ages. MTSU’s Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102, 1500 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Jana Ruth Ford presents “Small Bodies in the Solar System” followed by telescope viewing.

See Wednesday, March 13.

mtsu.edu/physics

N Nashville Home

and Remodeling Expo

ball Tournament

N Spring Break One-Day Camps (Register)

See Wednesday, March 13.

N Spring Break

Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

800-395-1350 nashvillehomeandremodelingexpo.com

See Monday, March 11.

All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $10 adults ($8 in advance), free ages 12 & younger. This home show offers thousands of products, decorating, construction and remodeling ideas.

Day Getaway (Register)

R St. Patrick’s 615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 7 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 6 - 9 p.m. $5 - $7. Swimming, games, crafts, dinner and an Irish sweet treat.

Canvas & Cupcakes (Register)

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

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $32.50. Decorate cupcakes to enjoy with pink lemonade, then have fun painting a work of art.

R Boro Yoga Fest 615-796-1335 boroyogafest.com

All ages. Main Street Music, 527 W. Main St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $39. Participate in a day of yoga featuring Ashtanga, Kundalini, Restorative and more. Proceeds benefit Yoga Foster, a charitable organization bringing yoga into schools.

N Cheekwood in Bloom

See page 45.

R Cooking for Myself: A Prep Course for Teens (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 14 - 18. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. $60. Teens can fine tune their kitchen and meal-planning skills while learning to make om-

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elettes, chicken pot pie, cheesy oven chicken nachos, dark chocolate trail mix and more.

W Doll Hair Salon

Spectacular (Register)

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

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd, Franklin. 9 - 11 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.

R Environmental

Science Merit Badge (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. $5. Boy Scouts can participate in this intensive workshop featuring hands-on experiments and activities to complete the requirements for the Environmental Science Merit Badge.

R Family Fun Night: Shamrock and Roll (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 8 p.m. $2. Enjoy karaoke and St. Patrick’s Day-inspired snacks and punch.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

See Saturday, March 2.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

R FREE Heart of

Tennessee Avicultural Society Exotic Bird & Pet Expo

615-739-0631 heartoftnaviculturesociety.com All ages. Tennessee Livestock Center, 1720 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro. Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop for exotic birds, toys, cages, supplies, treats, breeding supplies, gift items and more. The expo also includes small, furry critters like hedgehogs, sugar gliders, rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs and monkeys.

N FREE iSpy

Naturalist Program

See Saturday, March 2.

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore music with the Yale University cello rock band. A craft activity follows.

N Kurt Vile

& the Violators

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $30 - $45. A night of indie rock.

N FREE LEGO Mania See Saturday, March 2.

N LK Live

Music Series

615-883-8375 thelarrykeetontheatre.org All ages. Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Cut a rug during this “Swing Into Spring” dance with music by Jennifer Bruce & The Nine.

S FREE Mid TN Baby & Beyond Expo

615-824-2818 hendersonvillechamber.com All ages. Hendersonville High School, 123 Cherokee Road, Hendersonville. 1 - 4 p.m. Exhibitor booths with products and services for new and expectant parents, educational seminars, giveaways, outdoor fun and more.

N Nashville Home

and Remodeling Expo

See Friday, March 15.

N Nashville SC Soccer

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

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THINGS TO DO W Riverbend Kids’ Club

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

N FREE St. Patty’s Day Open House (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

See Wednesday, March 13.

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Bring your little leprechauns for a day of fun focusing on the green things found in nature through stories, crafts and a nature hike.

N Spring Greenery:

N Star Wars: The

N SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament

Design Your Own Spring Wreath Workshop (Register)

Empire Strikes Back in Concert

See Thursday, March 14.

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

W FREE Stop,

Ages 12+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 12 - 2 p.m. $31.20 members, $39 non-members. Construct a wreath using eucalyptus, faux flowers and various greenery.

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

N St. Paddy’s 7K/5K

224-757-5425 tennesseeruns.com All ages. Wave Country, 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy., Nashville. 8:15 a.m. $60 for the 5K, $70 for the 7K. Race to raise money for the ALS Association of Tennessee. There’s also a free kids dash for ages 12 and younger.

N St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Enjoy live music, seasonal beers, craft cocktails and the colors of spring.

Drop and Decorate (Register)

Ages 4+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Decorate a 6-inch buttercream-coated vanilla cake with fondant, a piping bag of buttercream and three toppings.

N Trick Trio

615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. 7 p.m. $23 adults, $15 ages 3 - 11. America’s top young magicians present a night of illusions and mystery.

N War of 1812 Campfire Tour

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 7 - 9

p.m. Free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12). Experience a 150-person encampment with the United States 7th Infantry, which includes a 45-minute lantern walking tour throughout the militia camp to learn about the War of 1812.

N War of 1812 Military Encampment

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12). Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a 19th-century military encampment as General Jackson’s forces are encamped on the grounds.

N Creative Zone: Saint Patrick’s Day Hats and Fiddles

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). Show off your individuality by decorating a paper fiddle or wearable paper hat in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day.

N FREE Heart of

Tennessee Avicultural Society Exotic Bird & Pet Expo

MON 18 N Camp Davis School’s Out Days (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

N Early Explorers See Monday, March 4.

W Kids’ Hamburger Cookie Class (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Ages 8+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 2 - 4 p.m. $45. Create an edible stacked hamburger cookie with a side of cookie fries.

See Saturday, March 16.

W Mommy

Hike (Register)

N Music City BMX

See Monday, March 4.

Adults. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $12. Take in the spring colors on this hike.

Ages 2+. Hamilton Creek Park, 2901 Bell Road, Nashville. 2 - 5 p.m. $12 per racer, free for spectators. Girls and boys can participate in the thrill of bike racing in a three-lap race around a quarter-mile track. Little kids can use balance bikes and striders.

W Wildflower 615-370-4672 owlshill.org

S Wonder Park

Sensory Screening

615-451-9500 ncgmovies.com

All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin. 10 a.m. $6.56. See a sensoryfriendly screening of Wonder Park. No previews, softer sound, lights not as dim, and kids can run around and make noise.

SUN 17 N Cheekwood in Bloom

See page 45.

615-361-5533 musiccitybmx.com

N FREE Music City Irish Fest

musiccityirishfest.com All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. 11:50 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. A day of Celtic music, including Colm Kirwan, Triona, Nashville Pipe & Drum, Shane Hennessy, Chloe Agnew and The Willis Clan.

N Nashville Home

and Remodeling Expo

See Friday, March 15.

N SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament

See Wednesday, March 13.

WONDER PARK is this month’s sensory-friendly screening at NCG Cinema in Gallatin. Catch it Saturday, March 16.

N St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

See Saturday, March 16.

& Me Movement

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

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13821 Ages 5 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Mon - Wed 8:30 11:30 a.m. $111. Design bridges, create robots and test out circuitry with DIY dough circuits.

W Mr. Bond’s Science Guys STEAM Spring Break Camp (Register)

615-786-0200, ext. 2417 wcparksandrec.com Longview code: 13802 Nolensville code: 13674 Ages 5 - 12. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill, and Nolensville Rec Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. Mon - Fri 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. $180. Make chemical reactions, play brain games and more while exploring STEAM concepts.

N Star Wars: The

Empire Strikes Back in Concert

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R ALADDIN JR.

March 9 & 16 | All ages 615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com

Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. A youth cast presents Disney’s magical musical.

N ANASTASIA

March 19 - 24 | All ages 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $50 - $100. A brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

W ANNIE

March 22 - 30 | All ages 615-400-7733 offthesquarefranklin.com

Off The Square Theatre at The Mockingbird Theater, 230 Franklin Road, Building 6, Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. A feisty young orphan’s life changes forever thanks to a chance encounter with a rich man.

N THE BIRDS

March 8 - 17 | Ages 8+ 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 youth. Based on Daphne du Maruier’s short story (also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film), this play looks at human relationships in the face of societal collapse.

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

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

N THE BOOK OF MORMON March 12 - 17 | Ages 16+ 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $60 - $130. The irreverent, outrageous musical about the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries.

R CALENDAR GIRLS

March 1 - 10 | Ages 12+ 615-904-2787 | boroarts.org

THE BOOK OF MORMON comes to TPAC’s Jackson Hall March 12 - 17. It’s best suited to ages 16+ due to mature content. It’s a great parents’ night out date! Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. Two women resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room by persuading four friends to pose nude with them for an alternative calendar. The show contains suggested nudity, strong language and drug references.

N CELTIC RHYTHM ON FIRE

March 22 - 24 | All ages 615-784-4014 | capitoltheatretn.com

Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20 adults, $15 ages 3 - 11. The Nashville Irish Step Dancers present their 29th annual dance show.

W THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA Tuesday, March 12 | All ages 615-786-0186 academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com

A.D. Players at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 6:30 p.m. $10 - $15. In this C.S. Lewis tale,young Digory and his friend Polly set forth on a series of adventures through the mystical land of Narnia with the assistance of newly discovered magical rings.

N CINDERELLA

March 1 - 2 | All ages bravocreativeartscenter.com

Bravo Creative Arts Center at Father Ryan Center for the Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $12. The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic about a magical transformation.

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N CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC March 22 - 31 | Ages 14+ 615-498-4077 actorsbridge.org

Actors Bridge Ensemble at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Wed - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. A poetic riff on race in America, fusing prose, poetry, music, movement and visual images.

R THE CURIOUS SAVAGE

March 29 - April 14 | Ages 4+ 615-852-8499 springhousetheatre.com

Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children. Recently widowed by her millionaire husband, Ethel P. Savage is left in control of the money, and she wants to use it to make people happy. Her adult step-children, however, declare her incompetent.

S THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB

March 29 - April 14 | Ages 10+ 615-826-6037 | hpactn.com

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 students. Five Southern women — whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team — set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.


N DEVIL’S DISCIPLE

N KISS ME, KATE

N SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. Set in Colonial America during the Revolutionary era, this play tells the story of Richard Dudgeon, a local outcast and self-proclaimed “Devil’s disciple.”

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 & 7:30 p.m., Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. $16 - $60 evening shows, $19 - $27.50 matinees. This classic Cole Porter musical involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and includes romance, comedy, hijinks and brilliant songs.

Nashville Rep at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Wed - Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. $52.50. Broke and indebted to two demanding producers, writer’s block torments the struggling young playwright William Shakespeare until he meets the daughter of a wealthy merchant.

March 8 - 24 | Ages 12+ 615-847-0934 | lakewoodtheatre.org

N ESTHER

March 21 - 28 | All ages 615-646-9977 | chaffinsbarntheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m., Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $35 adults, $20 students, $13 children. Dan Zimmerle’s new musical based on the biblical book of Esther.

N IF/THEN

March 22 - April 7 | Ages 10+ 615-332-7529 | circleplayers.net

Circle Players at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 ($15 on Thursdays). This contemporary musical is set at the intersection of choice and chance, where the road you take meets the road you didn’t.

W INTO THE WOODS

March 1 - 3 | All ages 615-790-5719 | wcparksandrec.com

Rising Stars at Williamson County Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. (sensory friendly) & 2:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $8. The junior version of the hit musical featuring several fairytale characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack.

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

W MATILDA THE MUSICAL

March 29 - 30 | All ages 615-678-4739 | expressioncity.com

The Royal E. Barberi Theatre at Expression City, 1724-B Gen. George Patton Drive, Brentwood. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $12 - $20. The musical based on Roald Dahl’s tale about a precocious 5-year-old with telekinetic powers who loves to read.

N MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING March 23 - 30 | All ages 615-818-7358 | thetheaterbug.org

W THE SINATRA LEGACY

March 13 - 17 | All ages 615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com

Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Wed- Fri 7 p.m., Sat - Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $52 - $88. A musical tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes.”

W STEEL MAGNOLIAS

March 29 - April 13 | Ages 10+ 615-791-5007 | pull-tight.com

The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 11 & younger. Santiago Sosa directs the youth cast in Shakespeare's comedy with a late 1990s twist.

Pull-Tight Theater, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 students. Revolving around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, this is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there.

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N STOP ME IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS

March 29 - April 13 | Ages 12+ 615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com

Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. Larry Shue’s comedy about an actor who poses as a Vietnam hero in order to make a young architect understand real priorities.

N ONCE UPON A MATTRESS March 2 - 3 | All ages bravocreativeartscenter.com

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW at NCT features four Eric Carle tales for little kids, including Mister Seahorse, brought to life by colorful puppets.

March 21 - April 13 | Ages 14+ 615-782-4040 | nashvillerep.org

Bravo Creative Arts Center at Father Ryan Center for the Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville. Sat 7 p.m., Sun 1:30 p.m. A comical take of The Princess and the Pea.

R THE PRODUCERS

March 22 - April 7 | Ages 12+ 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. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway.

March 28 - 30 | All ages 615-646-9977 | chaffinsbarntheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m., Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. $35 adults, $20 students, $13 children. Vanderbilt Professor Judy Klass’ comedy about a man who flies to Florida for a family emergency that’s a setup with his sister’s nanny.

N THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

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

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Sat - Sun 2 p.m. $21 adults, $16 children. Four Eric Carle classics — Brown Bear, Brown Bear; Mister Seahorse; The Very Lonely Firefly; and The Very Hungry Caterpillar — come to life on stage by a menagerie of 75 puppets.

R WINNIE THE POOH

March 7 -10 | All ages 615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Perform Murfreesboro at The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $7.50 adults, $6 youth. The Disney musical in which Pooh and his pals set out to rescue Christopher Robin.

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THINGS TO DO W RoboThink

Spring Break Camp (Register)

615-786-0200, ext. 2417 wcparksandrec.com Morning code: 13672 Afternoon code: 13673 Ages 5 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m. $200. Spend the week building battle robots, competing in robotic soccer games and designing sensor robots.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, March 4.

N FREE Youth

first-ever event features Middle Tennessee’s finest young orchestral players.

TUE 19

W Youth Yoga

Club

See Monday, March 4.

Orchestra Festival

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

N FREE Adventure See Tuesday, March 5.

N Anastasia

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 6:30 p.m. This

Hot HAPPENIN’

R Snack Attack! See Monday, March 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, March 4.

N Camp Davis School’s Out Days (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

N FREE Chamber

Music Series: Favorites for Pianos & Strings (Register)

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org Tickets available March 4; limit two per household.

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 6 p.m. Jessica Blackwell and friends present a recital of romantic masterpieces including music by Brahms, Dvorak, Mahler and Schumann.

N Grand Ole Opry

W FREE Spring

See Friday, March 1.

Break Activities

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

R Homeschool PE:

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Drop in to explore a nature activity.

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Kickball (Register)

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Join a team and enjoy a morning of kickball competition.

N Spring Break Maker Camp (Register)

N FREE KidZone

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 12 - 18. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $325. Use Adobe Creative Cloud software and a laser cutter to create a custom suit of cardboard armor and a 3D model of yourself.

W Spring Break Minecraft Camp (Register)

615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13924 Ages 6 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. Mon - Fri 1 - 3 p.m. $180. Learn Minecraft building techniques.

N Spring Break One-Day Camps (Register)

See Wednesday, March 13.

N Spring Break Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

See Tuesday, March 5.

Anastasia

March 19 - 24 Drawing from the animated film’s characters, the Broadway musical presents a whole new story at TPAC.

I

t’s a story of a young woman’s search for her identity with a lot of mystery surrounding her. Loosely based on the 1997 animated film, the stage musical of Anastasia presents a new experience. “What makes Anastasia so different and special is that it’s a completely new story,” says Lila Coogan, who performs the starring role. “It’s not a carbon copy of the movie. You’re going to see characters you love from the animated film doing a completely different story,” she adds. The show promises lots of visual appeal, from lavish sets and colorful costumes to elaborate projections.

“If you’re a scenic junkie, you’ll go crazy for this show!” Coogan exclaims. Coogan says Anastasia is great for young audiences because the show is magical and informative. “The music is great, and it’s such a fun show to watch. I love seeing young people leaving the show saying, ‘This inspires me to do whatever I want to do and be who I want to be,’” Coogan says. 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 $50 - $100. Call 615-782-4040 or visit tpac.org. Read our complete interview with Lila Coogan at nashvilleparent.com.

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S Mixed Media Art Class (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com Adults. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 6 - 8 p.m. $25. Receive step-by-step instruction on how to create a mixed media work of art.

S FREE Music with Miss Shannon

See Tuesday, March 5.

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nhl.com/predators

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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THINGS TO DO W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, March 6.

W Brain Blast Trivia Night

See Wednesday, March 6.

N Camp Davis School’s Out Days (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

gram: Mouse Shape (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Explore the adventure book Mouse Shape, then get creative by making shapes.

R SPARK!

See Monday, March 4.

W FREE Spring

Break Activities

See Monday, March 18.

N Spring Break One-Day Camps (Register)

See Wednesday, March 13.

N Spring Break Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

W Sweet Succulent Kids Cake Class (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Ages 8+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $55. Learn how to coat and cover cake in buttercream with

615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $35 - $65. A night of rock music.

W Joe Robinson and Sean Della Croce

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $16 $30. A night of blues rock.

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Puckett’s on the Square, 114 N. Church St., Murfreesboro. 7 - 9 p.m. The Discovery Center and Adventure Science Center take over Puckett’s to challenge your brain with a unique twist on traditional bar trivia.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, March 5.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, March 5.

WED 20 S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, March 6.

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

N Jeff Tweedy

615-889-3060 ryman.com

R FREE Trivia Night

N Creative Zone:

N Travis Scott

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $45 - $119. A night of heartland rock.

See Tuesday, March 19.

W FREE Vernal Equi-

N The John

Mellencamp Show

N FREE Crayon Kids

Mellencamp Show

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

R Preschool Pro-

N The John

See Wednesday, March 6.

counter (Register)

a variety of different tips and techniques to create a 3D edible succulent garden complete with flowers and edible dirt.

N Camp Davis

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $39.95 - $129.95. A night of rap music.

R FREE Critter En-

THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS hit the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, March 19.

Center, 366 W. Main St., Hendersonville. 10 a.m. Experience a trial session of this popular parent-child music-and-movement program.

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

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

W FREE Scholastic

Chess Club (Register)

See Wednesday, March 6.

W FREE Spring

Break Activities

See Monday, March 18.

N Spring Break Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

S FREE Sumner

Music Together Demo Class (Register)

615-973-6554 sumnermusictogether.com Ages 0 - 5. Creative Music

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nox Extravaganza

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Celebrate the coming of spring with crafts and other activities.

R Wild Things

See Wednesday, March 6.

THU 21

School’s Out Days (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

See Thursday, March 7.

Sensational Spring Flowers

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. $15.95 - $25.95. Find blossoms on artifacts throughout the museum, then use colorful paper and buttons to make your own flower.

N 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). Explore your creative side by practicing different techniques and skills with instructional guidance.

N Esther

S FREE ABC

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

See Wednesday, March 6.

W Los Lonely Boys

Club (Register)

N FREE ARTlab

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $50 $62. A night of Chicano rock.

Teen Studio

Ages 13+. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 3:30 - 6 p.m. Spend time in the galleries checking out the current exhibits, then stick around to create your own art. This month’s focus: cyano type prints. Bring your own sketchbook.

S Bowen Buddies: Animals on the Frontier (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 6 - 7. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Explore Tennessee animals along with hands-on activities and a visit from a real bunny.

N Meet the

Astronomer (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 7 p.m. $6.27. A local astronomer discusses a current topic of interest.

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nhl.com/predators

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

N Opry

Country Classics

See Thursday, March 7.

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S Pioneer Pals: Pe-

R Youth

N Frist

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

See Thursday, March 7.

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

ter Rabbit (Register)

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Learn about the letter R and number 6 while learning rabbit habitats along with a visit from a bunny.

R FREE Pizza & Pages

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

W RoboThink:

Flag Football Robot Workshop (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13819 Ages 7 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 1 - 4 p.m. $40. Build and design a robot to play flag football against your friends.

N Shakespeare in Love

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N Spanish Nights 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m. $20 - $90. Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Nashville Symphony on a night of Spanish repertoire.

W FREE Spring

Break Activities

See Monday, March 18.

N Spring Break Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

R FREE Strollercoasters

See Thursday, March 7.

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Volleyball Class

FRI 22 W Annie

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N Camp Davis School’s Out Days (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

Exhibit Opening

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. $15 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Connect/ Disconnect: Growth in the “It” City is an exhibit of photographs by Davidson County residents of diverse ages and backgrounds. The exhibit captures how the area’s population boom has affected them and the lives of the people around them. It runs through Sunday, Aug. 4.

N Celtic Rhythm

W FREE Games

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

See Friday, March 8.

on Fire

N Citizen:

An American Lyric

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N Coffee & Classics:

Club (Register)

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

N Homeschool Days: Ralph E.W. Earl and His Nashville Museum

Spanish Nights

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 10:30 a.m. $20 - $36. The Nashville Symphony presents a morning of Spanishinspired music. Enjoy free coffee and pastries in the main lobby starting at 9:30 a.m.

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $16 adults, $9 ages 18 and younger, $40 Family Pass (one adult + three children). Recreate Ralph E.W. Earl’s Nashville Museum by making portraits, mummies and laying out your creations in museum fashion — with cases and text labels.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

R Family Fun Night: Animal Senses (Register)

N If/Then

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 5:30 - 8 p.m. $2. Make animal crafts and enjoy an animal show with a wildlife biologist.

R Incredible Journey

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

N Family Masterpieces (Register)

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

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Travel through the water cycle with an activity from the Project WET curriculum.

N Lil’ Learning Lane: Race to Read (Register)

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org Ages 3 - 5. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. 10:30 - 11 a.m. $12 adults, free ages 5 & younger. After a reading of If I

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LIBRARY STORYTIMES

THINGS TO DO

Itty Bitty Storytime at Linebaugh Library.

>> These are storytimes at main library locations. Get the complete schedule at nashvilleparent.com. Click on “Storytimes” under the “Things to Do” menu.

S HENDERSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

140 Saundersville Road Hendersonville 615-824-0656 youseemore.com/hendersonville

Lapsit Storytime for 0 - 12 months is Tuesdays at 10:15 & 11 a.m. Wobbly Walkers Storytime for ages 12 - 18 months is Thursdays at 11 & 11:35 a.m. Toddler Tales for ages 18 - 36 months is Wednesdays at 10:15 & 11 a.m. Preschool Storytime for ages 3 5 is Mondays at 10:15 & 11 a.m.

N NASHVILLE

PUBLIC LIBRARY

615 Church St., Nashville 615-862-5785 nashvillepubliclibrary.org

Preschool Storytime for ages 2 - 5 takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.

W WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin 615-794-3105 wcpl.ss9.sharpschool.com

Snuggle Bug Club for ages 0 - 18 months is Fridays at 10 a.m. Toddler Time for ages 18 months - 3 years is Tuesdays at 10 & 11:15 a.m. Preschool Storytime for ages 3 - 5 takes place Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

R LINEBAUGH LIBRARY

105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro 615-893-4131| rclstn.org

All Ages Storytime takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Itty Bitty Storytime for ages 0 - 23 months takes place Thursdays at 10 a.m.


THINGS TO DO Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen, create a car craft and play a car race game.

N Mumford and Sons

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $44.50 - $104.50. A night of alternative rock.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

615-862-5016 nashvilleflea.com 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 with an “In Bloom” theme.

W RoboThink

Soccerbot Workshop (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13820

Ages 7 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 1 - 4 p.m. $40. Learn STEM techniques, build and program a robot to play soccer.

N Spanish Nights See Thursday, March 21.

W FREE Spring

Break Activities

See Monday, March 18.

N Spring Break Pop-Up Classes & Camps (Register)

See Monday, March 11.

Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. This four-mile journey takes you to one of the most impressive cave openings in Tennessee. The trail features rough, rocky terrain with steep climbs and declines.

N FREE Campfire

Commemoration: Spring Has Sprung! (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 2 p.m. Gather ‘round the campfire for s’mores, stories and crafts.

N Cheekwood in Bloom

See page 45.

W Edwin McCain Trio

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Get hands on with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s instrument petting zoo, then create art inspired by the instruments.

N FREE LEGO Mania See Saturday, March 1.

S FREE LEGO Playtime

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

N French in

the Park (Register)

See Saturday, March 8.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

See Saturday, March 2.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

N In Bloom: Flower

Arranging Workshop (Register)

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, March 22.

R FREE NaturalistLed Wetland Hikes

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Murfree Spring Wetlands, 460 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 10 - 11 a.m. Join a naturalist to discover the diversity that exists in the wetland.

R Out of the Vault: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Davis Women

See Saturday, March 2.

N Junior Chef Class:

R Parents’ Night

Ages 13+. The Wilderness

N Spanish Nights See Thursday, March 21.

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

See Friday, March 1.

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

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.

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N FREE iSpy

Buggytop Trail Day Hike (Register)

615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $40 $50. A night of pop music.

About Nothing

R Toddler

R FREE Advanced

N Raccoon Log Ride

R FREE Tennessee

All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $20. Glimpse into the lives of the Davis women through the materials they left behind.

SAT 23

All ages. East Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 9000 Concord Road, Brentwood. 2 - 4 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. A staged reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays — you’ll find out which one upon arrival.

N Much Ado

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

Time with Thomas

Shakespeare

615-255-2273 nashvilleshakes.org

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

Ages 12+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $47.20 members, $59 non-members. Learn to make floral displays.

R The Producers

N POP-UPright

Naturalist Program

Peter Rabbit Easter Baking Party (Register)

615-292-5066 williams-sonoma.com

Ages 8 - 13. Williams-Sonoma, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. $30. Bake a variety of Easter treats.

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

Out (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 6 - 13. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 10 p.m. $5. Drop off the kids for a night of fun activities.

Vintage Baseball

All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. The Scouts, Mountain City, Lightfoot and Belleville Stags compete for the Oaklands Cup.

N The Millennium Tour

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $50.50 - $112.50. A night of R&B and hip hop featuring B2, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Bobby V and others.

N UFC Fight Night 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 4 p.m. $54.50 - $144.50. Former world champion Anthony Pettis moves to the welterweight division to face off with perennial contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

W Wildflower Hike (Register)

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

SUN 24 N An Evening with Jeffrey Osborne & Peabo Bryson

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $45 - $113. Two of R&B’s most beloved artists perform a night of soul music.

N Cheekwood in Bloom

See page 45.

N Creative Zone:

Sensational Spring Flowers

See Thursday, March 21.

N French in

the Park (Register)

See Saturday, March 9.

N Hozier

800-733-6779 opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $39.50 $59.50. A night of indie rock.

N FREE Marsh

Madness Hike & Picnic (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 2 p.m. Learn about bodies of water. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a picnic lunch.

N Music City BMX See Sunday, March 17.

See Saturday, March 16.

N FREE Nashville

N Yoga Under the

See Friday, March 22.

Stars (Register)

Flea Market

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science

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THINGS TO DO R SPARK!

See Monday, March 4.

W Youth Yoga

See Monday, March 4.

- April 16 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. $110. Use motors, sensors, gears and mainboards to build and code robot creations of all shapes, sizes and functions.

R SPARK!

TUE 26 N FREE Adventure Club

See Tuesday, March 5.

MUSIC CITY BMX fun takes place every Sunday starting March 17 at Hamilton Creek Park. Ages 2 & older can participate.

R Spring Break Family Campfire (Register)

615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna. 6 - 8:30 p.m. $2. Gather ‘round the campfire for games, music and s’mores.

MON 25 R Campology

Spring Break Camp (Register)

Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Study the life cycles of amphibians and insects.

R MLT Spring

Break Theater Camp (Register)

615-893-9825 mltarts.com

Ages 5+. Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $115. Learn the art and skill of improv along with method acting and other theatrical theories.

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/camps

W Mommy

Grades K - 4. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $35 members, $40 non-members. “A Good Book” is the theme. Kids will explore STEAM activities based on favorite children’s books.

See Monday, March 4.

& Me Movement

W FREE Nature Investigators (Register)

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

See Monday, March 4.

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

R First Shot

N FREE Schermer-

N Early Explorers Skills Academy

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $3. This workshop focuses on sports, character building and cultural arts.

R Life Cycles (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org All ages. Outdoor Adventure

horn Invitational Choral Festival

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 5 p.m. Middle Tennessee school and community choral program students can enjoy a performance featuring selections from Carmina Burana.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, March 4.

R FREE Animal En-

counters with a Craft

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 2 - 3 p.m. Meet an education animal during a mini lessons, then make an animal craft to take home.

See Monday, March 4.

R Spring Break Fun Day (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 7 - 10. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $5. Live animals, nature walks, games and crafts. Lunch consists of a hot dog and marshmallow roast.

N Tin Pan South 800-321-6008 tinpansouth.com

N Currents

by Mayumana

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $45 - $55. Special instruments, massive video projections and movement inspired by the battle between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

R First Shot

Skills Academy

See Monday, March 25.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

S Homeschool

Program: Springtime on the Cumberland (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

R First Shot

All ages. Venues and times vary. $125 festival pass; individual tickets available at each venue. This songwriter festival boasts more than 250 songwriters playing more than 90 shows across 10 venues in Nashville.

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 3 p.m. $10. Help plant a garden of flax, work in the herb gardens and make dirt balls willed with flower seeds to take home and plant.

See Monday, March 25.

N Tuesdays for Tots

W FREE Kids’ Hour

R Campology

Spring Break Camp (Register)

See Monday, March 25.

Skills Academy

R Garden

Gloves (Register)

See Tuesday, March 5.

R Water Polo

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

See Tuesday, March 5.

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Put your green thumb to the test as you learn the things plants need to thrive while creating a garden in a glove.

WED 27

N Grand Ole Opry

S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

See Wednesday, March 6.

R FREE Animal En-

counters with a Craft

See Friday, March 1.

See Tuesday, March 26.

N FREE KidZone

W Archery Home-

S FREE Music with

See Wednesday, March 6.

See Tuesday, March 5.

school Day (Register)

Miss Shannon

W Brain Blast

W RoboThink

See Wednesday, March 6.

See Tuesday, March 5.

Spring Robotics Team (Register)

Trivia Night

R Campology

Spring Break Camp (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13803

See Monday, March 25.

Ages 8 - 13. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Tuesdays, March 26

Encounter (Register)

nashvilleparent.com

R FREE Critter

See Monday, March 25.

615-550-5660 wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/mcewen

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

W FREE Scholastic

Chess Club (Register)

See Wednesday, March 6.

R Spring Break Program: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Learn about spring weather and make a kite.

N Tin Pan South See Tuesday, March 26.

R Wild Things

See Wednesday, March 6.

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Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. Head out to the backcountry trail to hunt for sings of spring. Find all the clues and receive a prize.

R Incredible Journey See Friday, March 22.

SAT 30

S FREE ABC

$4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Learn how to design and perform your own magic tricks using simple materials.

N BrickUniverse

See Wednesday, March 6.

R First Shot

N Stop Me If You’ve

N Kelly Clarkson 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

R FREE Animal En-

See Monday, March 25.

See Tuesday, March 26.

R Kids Baking

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

Club (Register)

counters with a Craft

S Bowen Buddies: Spring Cleaning (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com Ages 6 - 7. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Learn how to clean like the pioneers by using tools from the 1780s to clean the cabins.

R Campology

Spring Break Camp (Register)

See Monday, March 25.

N FREE Crayon Kids See Thursday, March 7.

N Creative Zone: Customize a Car

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). Create your own movable paper tube car with inspiration from the unique vehicles in the museum.

N Dennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx with the Nashville Symphony

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m. $23 - $142. Styx’s Dennis DeYoung and his band join the symphony for a symphonic rock spectacular.

R DIY Magic (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org Ages 5+. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Skills Academy

Camp (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 8 - 11 a.m. $100. In this two-day class, learn knife skills, reading and understanding recipes, measuring and more while making goodies like apple fritter cake, pineapple upside down cake, white chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla bean cupcakes and other delights.

W Nashville Elvis Festival

615-538-2076 nashvilleelvisfestival.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Times and prices vary per session. Celebrate the music and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with celebrity appearances, on-stage interviews with those who worked with Elvis, live music, film screenings and more. Additional events take place at Paragon Studios and ALOFT Hotel.

N Opry

Country Classics

See Thursday, March 6.

S Pioneer Pals: Chicken Little (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Learn about the letter L and number 7 while exploring a story and going on an egg hunt. Bring a basket.

R FREE Signs of

Spring Guided Scavenger Hunt & Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Heard This One

R FREE Stroller-

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $39 - $99. A night of pop music.

coasters

W FREE LEGO

N Tin Pan South

See Friday, March 1.

See Thursday, March 7.

See Tuesday, March 26.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, March 7.

N Zac Brown Band 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $39.50 - $99.50. A night of country music.

FRI 29 W FREE Amphibian Hike (Register)

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Learn to identify some of Tennessee’s frogs, toads and salamanders by sight and sound.

R FREE Animal En-

Mania (Register)

W Matlida the Musical

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

W Nashville Elvis Festival

See Thursday, March 28.

R FREE Spring Break Nature Play

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Customize a Car

See Thursday, March 28.

N Dennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx with the Nashville Symphony

See Thursday, March 28.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

Ages 5+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy.,

nashvilleparent.com

S FREE Crappie USA Classic’s Kids’ Fishing Rodeo

615-452-7719 crappieusa.com

N Dennis DeYoung

Savage

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

R Campology

N Creative Zone:

in Bloom

See page 45.

R The Curious

W Steel Magnolias

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

See Monday, March 25.

N Cheekwood

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

Ages 1+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. Play in the water, paint with mud, sculpt with clay, make chalk art and more.

S The Dixie

Spring Break Camp (Register)

All ages. Wilson County Expo Center, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $18 at the door, $15 online in advance (free ages 2 & younger). See the works of professional LEGO artists and get in on the building fun with various themed areas, including a Star Wars zone. There are also special guest appearances and shopping opportunities.

Ages 12 & younger. Flipper’s Bait & Tackle, 200 Odoms Bend Road, Gallatin. 8 - 11 a.m. Kids can bring their own poles and cast a line during this annual fishing tournament. Top winners in each division will receive a rod-and-reel combo. All youth anglers will be eligible to win one of six $1,000 scholarships given out in October. A parent must accompany each child.

counters with a Craft

See Tuesday, March 26.

LEGO Fan Convention

brickuniverse.com/nashville

Swim Club

R The Nerd

See “Theater & Dance,” page 54.

N Tin Pan South See Tuesday, March 26.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, March 1.

N Umphrey’s McGee 615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $35. A night of rock music.

& the Music of Styx with the Nashville Symphony

See Thursday, March 28.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

See Saturday, March 2.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, March 1.

R FREE Hidden Lake Day Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 13+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. Bring a camera and walking shoes to explore rock formations, lakes and abandoned buildings on the two-mile Hidden Lake Double Loop Trail.


Naturalist Program

See Saturday, March 2.

W FREE Kids Art

Festival of Tennessee

615-791-3217 franklintn.gov/parks

All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. View artwork of Tennessee’s K - 12 students, enjoy stage performances, participate in hands-on art activities and more.

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

W FREE Pooch-A-

S FREE Easter Bunny

615-786-0200, ext. 2417 wcparksandrec.com

615-859-3458 rivergate-mall.com

All ages. Nolensville Bark Park, 2310 Nolensville Park Road, Nolensville. 12 - 3 p.m. Watch a variety of canine competitions like Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Retriever and more.

Ages 12 & younger. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet the Easter Bunny, get photos and enjoy a variety of activities, including egg hunts for ages 0 - 5, 6 - 8 and 9 - 12.

Palooza Dog Show and Expo

W RoboThink

Spring Robotics Team (Register)

615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 13805

See Saturday, March 2.

Ages 8 - 13. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. Saturdays, March 30 - May 18 from 1 - 2 p.m. $220. Use motors, sensors, gears and mainboards to build and code robot creations of all shapes, sizes and functions.

S Let’s Make

R Spring in

615-230-8325 tnstateparks.com/parks/ events/bledsoe-creek

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the myth of Midas, then create your own golden art.

N FREE LEGO Mania Tracks! (Register)

Ages 6 - 12. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin. 2 - 4 p.m. $10. Join Ranger Smith for a game of Animal Tracks Twister, learn how to make a plaster cast of animal footprints to take home and more while learning about the wild animals living in the park.

N MAD Bash

2019 (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 21+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 7 - 11 p.m. $100 - $200. Enjoy food and craft brews while exploring science exhibits.

W Nashville Elvis Festival

See Thursday, March 28.

N Nashville

Predators Hockey

615-770-7800 nhl.com/predators

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $22 - $195. Versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Japan (Register)

Arrival and Egg Hunt (Register)

N Family Day at the Ballet

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com All ages. Nashville Ballet Studios, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville. 12 - 3:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 ages 12 & younger. Nashville Ballet brings children’s books to life, including Degas and the Little Dancer and Dragons Love Tacos. There are also interactive movement activities, arts and crafts, and other festivities.

N Jenny Lewis 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Learn about the cultural significance of spring in Japan, write your name in Katakana and take home a cherry blossom painting.

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $35 - $65. A night of alternative country.

N Tin Pan South

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 7 p.m. $49 $79. A night of country music.

See Tuesday, March 26.

N Umphrey’s McGee See Friday, March 29.

W John Schneider

with Gary Chapman

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

N FREE Mario the Magician

W Wildflower

615-514-1000 oprymills.com

See Friday, March 16.

All ages. Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. 1 p.m. He’s been on Sesame Street and Sprout TV. David Blaine calls him the “best kids’ magician in the world.” Experience magic as Mario integrates DIY electronics and robotics into his show.

Hike (Register)

SUN 31 N BrickUniverse

LEGO Fan Convention, See Saturday, March 30.

N Cheekwood in Bloom

See page 45.

N Music City BMX See Sunday, March 17.

W Nashville Elvis Festival

See Thursday, March 28.

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N FREE iSpy

Kids can snag a pic with the Easter Bunny at Nashville Zoo’s Eggstravaganzoo on Saturday, April 20.

>> Mark your calendars for these April happenings. GOOD DOG FESTIVAL & DOGGIE EGG HUNT Wednesday, April 17

Fenway’s Dog Park, Goodlettsville goodlettsvilleparks.com

SPRING ART HOP April 19 - 20

Cheekwood, Nashville cheekwood.org

36TH ANNUAL MAIN STREET FESTIVAL April 27 - 28

Downtown Franklin williamsonheritage.org/events

HELLO, DOLLY!

April 30 - May 5

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Nashville tpac.org

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EGGSTRAVAGANZOO Saturday, April 20

Nashville Zoo nashvillezoo.org Middle Tennessee’s biggest Easter happening features 10 egg hunts for ages 10 and younger. Other fun includes spring-themed games, animal and magic shows, inflatables, face painting and the Easter Bunny!

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ACADEMICS Franklin Road Academy Summer Programs 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville fracamps.com • fracamps@franklinroadacademy.com

615-369-4546

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

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

423-771-9137

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

Providence Christian Academy

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

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Camps, Summer Programs and After-School Activities A Paid Advertising Directory

615-904-0902

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

Tennessee State Library History Camp 403 7th Ave. N, Nashville sos.tn.gov/tsla/education • casey.gymrek@tn.gov

615-253-3042

For one week in June, the Tennessee State Library and Archives is delighted to host 20 half-day campers for our first family history camp! Explore fun and exciting stories about famous Tennesseans, discover your family’s past, and travel back in time as we experience history coming alive. Jun. 10 - 14, 8 a.m. - 12 noon (drop-off available starting at 7 a.m.). $50 per camper. Rising grades 4 - 8.

University School of Nashville Summer Camps 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville usn.org/summer

615-277-7377

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

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth On the Vanderbilt Campus pty.vanderbilt.edu

615-322-8261

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

ANIMALS/EQUESTRIAN Creekside Riding Academy and Stables 2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

615-595-7547

creeksideridingstables.com We focus on safety, proper riding techniques, grooming, care, and tacking horses. All activities are geared to the riders level, ability and age. Campers ride each day in lessons, games on horseback and trail rides. Barn activities include scavenger hunts, horse related arts and crafts, making homemade horse treats and more. Connecting with and caring for these animals gives riders confidence in many areas of life!

Harris Riding Academy 6331 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro lessonshra@gmail.com

615-556-7370

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

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

615-419-1089

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

Tap Root Equestrian Program 905 Hickory Hills Drive, Franklin taprootfarm.com

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ARTS – DANCE Ann Carroll School of Dance

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

615-790-6468

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

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

615-472-9471

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Camp is big time fun at Tap Root! Campers enjoy horseback riding, equine grooming and care, obstacle course riding, fishing, gardening and much more. Call today and ask about our Early Bird Special!

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1111 Battlewood St. , Franklin gdadance.com

615.790-7660

Grassland Dance Academy offers a variety of dance classes for all ages and all styles. Dance gives children a creative outlet to enjoy music, learn coordination and rhythm, work on fitness, and most of all, have fun! Ask us about our birthday parties.

Hermitage Dance Academy 3441 Lebanon Pike #130, Hermitage hermitagedance.com

SMYRNA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER 100 Sam  Ridley  Parkway  East,  Smyrna,  TN

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

4075 Luke Ct., Murfreesboro spotlitedance.net • office@spotlitedance.net

615.790.7660 info@gdadance.com www.gdadance.com

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615-231-7100

Spotlite Dance Studio

Enroll now for our Spring 2019 dance classes. We offer all styles of dance for ages three and up. Come dance with us!

@ParentMag

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

Grassland Dance Academy

DANCE CLASSES

NashvilleParentMag

615-459-5200

Come dance with us! Offering full-day, half-day and afternoon dance camps for ages 2 -18. Fun, new themes each week. Camp Disney (Jun. 24 - 28), Princess in Training (Jul. 8 - 12), Rhythm in the Reef (Jul. 15 -19) and Dino-Myte Dancers (Jul. 22 - 26). We will work on technique, tumble, play fun games, activities, crafts and more. Sign up on our website or give us a call!

SUMMER CAMPS Climbing | Nature | Space Art | Science | Critters $75 HALF DAY CAMP $5 FLL DAY CAMP Call Today! 615-459-9710

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

615-371-8086

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

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

615-301-8589

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

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

615-416-2001

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.

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

615-678-4739

The mission of Expression City is to offer creative expression, arts education and community service. Interdisciplinary programs feature cross-training in circus, music, dance, art, acting, improv and artistic professional development. Expression City Arts and Fitness provides a home for students and professionals to grow as artists and as individuals who use their talents to positively impact their community. continued on page 69...

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JUNE 10th-13th JUNE 17th-20th JUNE 24th-27th

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JUNE 17th-28th PERFORMING ARTS CAMP (ages 6 & up)

JULY 8th-12th JULY 15th-19th WORKSHOPS

university school of nashville summer camps 2019

usn.org/summer

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JULY 22nd-26th www.anncarrollschoolofdance.com

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

615-254-9103

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

ARTS – VISUAL AR Workshop

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

615-285-4292 615-258-5569

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

Watkins College of Art

2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville watkins.edu/community-education-watkins

Summer Riding Camp

Weekly during June & July • • • •

Safe Horse Handling Riding Lessons Trail Rides Grooming & Games

CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables

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

www.creeksideridingstables.com

615-277-7456

As the world becomes ever more dependent on creative minds, now is the time for your child to take on a creative challenge and develop those skills. Watkins Summer Camp participants learn to think and follow through on an idea, to accept and integrate feedback, and to see the world through more innovative and richer lenses. Best of all, they have terrific fun while they’re learning, growing, and creating.

FITNESS/SPORTS Beyond Aquatics

236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro beyondaquatics.com

615-962-9500

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

Boost Aquatics

11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville boostfitclub.com/aquatics

615-662-8989

Whether you’re new to swimming or training for general fitness or competition, we offer an array of pool programs designed for every age and skill level.

Boost Gymnastics

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

615-890-6755 615-893-6003

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

David Deaton Karate

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

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

E.T.C. Gymnastics

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

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

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

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

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Harvest Martial Arts

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

615-224-3851

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

Mountain Bike Camp

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

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

Music City Archery

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

615-566-5187

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(615) 224-3851

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

My Gym

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood mygym.com/brentwood

615-371-5437

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

Nashville Sail Camp

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

615-856-4772

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

One Goal Sports

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

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

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

615-343-0245

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

Worden Aquatics

Multiple Locations wordenaquatics.com • info@wordenaquatics.com

615-241-1179

We specialize in providing private swimming lessons to individuals of all ages, non-competitive swim teams for neighborhoods, and lifeguards for private pool parties and events. We have several locations throughout Nashville, Davidson and Williamson counties to help better serve you. We offer our private swimming lessons year-round.

FLIGHT MTSU Aerospace Department

1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro mtsu.edu/aerospace • marylou.cornett@mtsu.edu

615-898-2788

The MTSU Aerospace Department offers a one-week Introduction to Aviation day camp, designed for students rising grades 8 - 12 to explore a variety of aviation career fields including flight, maintenance, technology, air traffic control and unmanned aerial systems. Activities are hands-on and include a flight in a training aircraft.

Nashville Flight Training

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

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

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

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Belmont University Health Academy Summer Day Camp 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville belmont.edu/summer-camps/health-academy.html

615-460-6790

Health Academy Summer Camp is a fun way to experiment and learn what it’s like to be a pharmacist, nurse, physical therapist and more! Campers will learn to check blood pressure, pulse and temperatures, participate in real-life simulations in our state-of-the-art labs. Lots of fun, games and so much more.

KID WHO JUST CAN’T RESIST DISMANTLING THE TOASTER

NATURE Camp Warner Park

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

615-856-4772

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

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GROW Enrichment Camp

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

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

Lucky Ladd Farm

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

615-274-3786

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

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Code Ninjas Franklin

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin codeninjas.com

615-640-2633

Kids discover the world of coding progressing through our belt system, white to black, doing something they love ... building games! Along the way they’ll develop critical thinking skills, learn problem solving techniques and make friends with other kids doing the same thing.

Cub Creek Science Camp

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

573-458-2125

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

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

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

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

mrbondscienceguy.com 615-573-2702

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

RobotiX Institute

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

615-721-2650

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

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ScienceQuest Camps at Adventure Science Center 800 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville adventuresci.org/camps • camps@adventuresci.org

Belmont University Health Academy Summer Day Camp

615-862-5177

Learn, explore and discover at Adventure Science Center’s ScienceQuest Camps! Students entering K - grade 6 can enjoy exciting science enrichment programs that encourage them to actively discover and examine new concepts at one of Nashville’s most iconic attractions. Special programs are available for rising grades 7 - 9.

STEM Builders

504 Autumn Springs t,Unit 11 & 12, Franklin stembuilders.com • franklin@stembuilders.com

615-583-9880

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.

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

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TRADITIONAL CAMPS Battle Ground Academy

June 3-7, 2019

Rising 6th-8th Grades Does your child show an interest in being a pharmacist, nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist? Our camp is a fun way for them to experiment and learn what it’s like to be a healthcare professional! Hosted by the College of Health Sciences and College of Pharmacy

For more info and to register, visit

www.belmont.edu/summer-camps/health-academy.html

615-567-8327

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

Belle Meade Plantation 110 Leake Ave., Nashville bellemeadeplantation.com

615-356-0501

Join us this summer for a fun and educational camp experience. Camps include Native American Camp, Bookworms Camp, Save the Day Superhero Camp, Little Women Camp, Civil War Soldier Camp and Time Travel Camp. Camps start in June. We are also offering Spring Break camps.

Brentwood Academy

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

615-373-0611

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

Camp Bells Bend Beaman

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

615-856-4772

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

Camp Davis, Gordon JCC

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

615-354-1625

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

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

615-822-2375 ext. 4037

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

Camp Juliette Low

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

770-428-1062

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

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

800-242-1909

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

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El Pueblo Spanish Camp 2019

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Camp Overbrook

4210 Harding Pike, Nashville overbrook.edu/campos • overbrookcamp@overbrook.edu

615-292-5134

Camp Overbrook is a co-ed summer day camp offering programs for rising grades P3 - K and enhanced tracks for rising grades 1 - 4. Each week will include theme-centered opportunities to participate in fine arts, music, sports and the outdoors with STEM exploration. Let the adventure begin!

Camp Woodmont

381 Moonlight Drive, Menlo GA campwoodmont.com

706-398-0833

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

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

615-301-3544

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

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

615-794-2918

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

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

615-794-2918

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

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

CAMPS

615-383-0661

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

Historic Travellers Rest

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

615-832-8197

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

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

931-364-7656

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

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

615-298-5514

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

Nashville Christian School 7555 Sawyer Brown Road, Nashville ncscamps.org

615-356-5600

Our vision is to help students realize and pursue their full potential — spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially — while learning to establish and grow their relationship with God. That vision applies to summer camp as well. We have lots of great offerings that are designed to foster relationships, build skills, and excite the imagination. Register on our website.

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Civil War Officer Training

Boys and Girls ages 8-18

Miss Mary's Academy Horses Mtn Biking Archery Crafts Swimming Zipline Canoeing

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Tennessee Tales & Legends

May 28-Aug. 2

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

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Oak Hill Day Camp

4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville fpcnashville.org

615-298-9583

OHDC constantly strives to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the whole family. To that end, 2019 brings changes to our overall structure with availability more appropriate for working parents and programs facilitating both fun and growth while maintaining our core values: faith, friendship, tradition, service, and respect.

Riverview Camp for Girls

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

800-882-0722

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

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

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

Teen Leadership Adventure

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

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

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

615-799-9925

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

YMCA Camp Ocoee

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

423-338-5588

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

YMCA Day Camps

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

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

YMCA Summer Adventure

Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

615-259-3418

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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SPRING BREAK MARCH 8 - APRIL 7

Take a break with us this spring. Explore the galleries with an activity pack, plus make art and music in the Taylor Swift Education Center. Come ready for fun!

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Downtown Nashville • #CMHOF • @CountryMusicHOF SUPPORTED BY Family Programs are funded in part by Heads Up Penny Foundation; Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission; Nail Family Foundation; Nashville Parent; and Tennessee Arts Commission.

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