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17 DIG INTO A GARDEN It’s healthy, it’s delicious and it’s unplugged. Here’s why you need to get into the garden with your kids.

21 WHOLENESS PARENT DEPRESSION: What Happens to the Kids? It’s a growing problem in families: one out of five children live in a home with a depressed parent.

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rowing up, I rifled through a drawer crammed with everything — tops, shorts, pants, socks, bathing suits, pajamas ... er, old, hard sandwiches. I pulled and yanked against the enormous dresser wad until items spouted freely into the air. I was looking for something cute, adorable and approvable to put on because my grandmother didn’t like my outfit. My mother was in the hospital having a baby and Grandmom was here from Texas, and boy was she in charge! I didn’t care about matching outfits or “looks.” I put whatever I wanted on in the morning and off I’d go. I didn’t look in the mirror; I had to be reminded to brush my teeth. That was me. My mother thought I was wonderful. So here I was crouched down with my grandmother’s eyes boring a hole into the rat-nest tangle of my hair on the back of my head. She stood silently in the doorway watching me claw at my hand-me-down clothes. Then she said the thing I have never forgotten and will never forget: “Your mother should fold outfits together for you since you don’t know how to dress yourself.” I froze. Then she walked away. I remember feeling ashamed. That sting of disapproval cut to my 7-year-old core, and I hated that she found fault with my mother and more so with me. What a matching outfit meant to my grandmother then, I didn’t know. I was 7. Independent. Her judgment sewed itself on my heart forever, though, and that’s the way it goes with kids. Approval. Kids need approval. They want to know that they measure up, that you’re in their corner, that you’ve got their back, that you give them your stamp of approval. There is a better way to get a scrappy child to dress nicely, but does it really matter in the farthest corners of a childhood bedroom? Couldn’t Grandmom have helped me paw through my things to come up with something “cute?” Or taken me out for an ensemble she loved on me? This same grandmother would send me birthday cards with the gooey Hallmark sentiments underlined with her pen’s ink, and $5 dollar bills tucked inside, but she never hugged me or enjoyed me or even talked to me when we were together. She baked up mouth-watering biscuits; I love her for them. Approve of your kids! Don’t talk down to them or insult them. Talk to them like they are people just like you. Talk to them the way YOU want to be spoken to. That one week when Grandmom was there and my mom was out of commission has never left me. Maybe I was too sensitive, but aren’t all children? Actually, when it comes to kids, there’s no such thing as “too” sensitive — they are all extreme young creatures on the verge of self-discovery. Be there for them. And sew wonderful memories on their hearts.

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PARENT NEWS

A turtle pond! Kids will love the fountains in Cheekwood’s new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden.

CHEEKWOOD OPENS ITS NEW CHILDREN’S GARDEN Beginning Saturday, March 7, kids can enjoy exploring a brand-new area designed just for them.

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heekwood’s latest expansion is all about kids. The new, two-acre Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden — opening Saturday, March 7 — blends art and nature, offering kids of all ages an interactive and educational outdoor experience. The new addition includes secret nooks, hidden spaces, water features (including a wishing well and turtle pond), an art studio, labyrinth and an Adventure Walk designed for toddlers — complete with a Tea House, Story Tree, Fairy Garden and more. The garden’s turtle pond serves as a rehab environment for turtles with previous injuries or issues, and the collection features a diverse group of species that vary in size and behavior for kids to observe. The Children’s Garden addition comes with new programming for little ones. Cheekwood’s weekly Tuesday for Tots program is

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now called Tots!, and it will run five days a week, Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., beginning Tuesday, March 10. Each week includes a theme with drop-in art and garden activities and storytimes at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION The Children’s Garden opens in tandem with the Cheekwood in Bloom spring festival (March 7 - April 5). Your family can explore the new garden, participate in Tots! activities (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.), enjoy performances by the W.O. Smith Select Singers Choir (10:30 & 11:30 a.m.) and hear local author Jessica Young read from her new book, A Wish is a Seed (11 a.m., 12 & 1 p.m.). Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Hours are Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 and younger. Call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.

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PARENT NEWS • Kids have a new place to play in Franklin now that URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARK is open. Attractions include virtual reality, ropes courses, climbing walls, the Sky Rider, trampolines, obstacle courses, the Battle Beam, a tubes playground and more. Hours are Mon - Fri 4 - 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $9.99 ages 5 & younger to $13.99 for basic trampolines. There are also Deluxe ($19.99), Ultimate ($26.99) and Platinum ($32.99) packages that come with access to additional features in the park. Located at 1735 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 2, Franklin, call 629-401-3144 or visit urbanairtrampolinepark.com. • CareChex ranks WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER as number one in the Middle Tennessee market for medical excellence in heart attack treatment. Learn more at williamsonmedicalcenter.org. • The TREETOP ADVENTURE PARK at Nashville Shores opens back up for the 2020 season on Wednesday, March 11. Prices are $49.99 ages 12 & older, $34.99 ages 9 - 11 and $24.99 ages 7 - 9. There’s a buy one get one free ticket deal on the adult (12 & older) course this month only. Call 615-8897050 or visit nashvilleshores. com/treetop. • Nashville Public Library hosts the NASHVILLE READS CITYWIDE ART PROJECT, March 2 - April 5. All ages can decorate pre-cut paper butterflies at 18 different libraries honoring the book Dreamers by Yuyi Morales. The butterflies will be put together on an art wall at the main branch on Thursday, May 7 with the author’s talk. Visit nashvillepubliclibrary.org/ nashvillereads for more info.

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The Lion King Returns & More Coming to TPAC’s 2020 - 2021 Broadway Series

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hile it’s not the kid-friendliest Broadway Series roster that TPAC’s lined up in recent years, there are plenty of parent date night opportunities coming with its 2020 - 2021 season — it boasts many recent Broadway hits. The Lion King is coming back in early 2021, and if you have young children, this is the one for them! Here’s next season’s full slate: Come From Away: July 28 - Aug. 2, 2020 comefromaway.com Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations: Aug. 11 - 16, 2020 ainttooproudmusical.com 1776: Nov. 3 - 8, 2020 broadwaymusicalhome.com/shows/1776.htm Mean Girls: Nov. 17 - 22, 2020 meangirlsonbroadway.com Disney’s The Lion King: Feb. 3 - 27, 2021 lionking.com/tour The Band’s Visit: March 2 - 7, 2021 thebandsvisitmusical.com The Prom: May 25 - 31 theprommusical.com Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida: June 15 - 21, 2021 aidaontour.com In addition, TPAC also has two Broadway specials that are add-ons outside of its regular series: What the Constitution Means to Me (July 14 - 19, 2020; constitutionbroadway.com) and Les Miserables (Sept. 15 - 20, 2020; lesmis.com/us-tour). Season subscriptions are on sale now. Eight-show series packages start at $325, and monthly payment options are available. Single tickets go on sale around eight weeks in advance of each show. Call 615-782-4040 or visit tpac.org.

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• TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center’s Birth Center and NICU team is recognized as a CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING for infants and families impacted by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) from Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC). NAS comprises a group of problems that occur in newborns exposed to opiates while in the womb. TriStar Hendersonville is one of 38 birth centers in the state participating in TIPQC and NAS, and it’s the first facility to complete the training. Learn more at tristarhendersonville. com. • The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro now has a CHILL ZONE, a sensory calm-down room, courtesy of funding from the Predators Foundation. In addition, the museum is opening a new ADA private family restroom. Located at 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro, the center’s hours are Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. Admission is $8. Call 615-8902300 or visit explorethedc.org. • Williamson County Parks & Rec and Dreams Do Come True Princess Parties host the SHINE YOUR LIGHT YOUTH VOCAL COMPETITION benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The competition takes place Saturday, April 4 at the Academy Performing Arts Center in Franklin. Auditions take place Sunday, March 29 from 2 - 5 p.m. for ages 5 - 18. There is a $30 audition fee. Access the audition application and competition rules at rayoflighttn.com.


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It’s smart, it’s healthy and it’s meant to be a shared experience. Go ahead and start that garden.

ost of us want our kids to get outside and away from phones, TV and video games (at least part of the time!), and gardening is a great way to achieve that. Recent research compiled by the National Science

Teaching Association show 10 gardening benefits for kids:

1. KIDS WHO GARDEN SCORE HIGHER ON SCIENCE TESTS. 2. GARDENING IS FULL OF SCIENCE. 3. KIDS WHO GROW THE FOOD, EAT THE FOOD.

As a teacher, I’ve taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and have served as a Junior Master Garden club leader. In these roles I saw the “if they grow it, they will eat it” phenomenon. Students love to dig up what they have grown, and then curiosity gets the better of them — they want to taste it. Master Gardener Beth Tovi volunteered to mentor students in the garden for eight (turn the page)

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PARENTING years at the elementary school where she served as a media specialist. She sees the nutritional and health benefits children gain from gardening. “With the growing concerns about obesity, diabetes and even high blood pressure in children, gardening gets them physically active and outdoors,” says Tovi. “And children will eat anything they grow – even if it’s green,” she adds.

4. DIGGING IN THE DIRT CAN MAKE KIDS HEALTHIER

Several studies show that children raised on farms don’t have as many respiratory allergies, asthma or autoimmune disorders as children who are raised in urban areas because farm kids are exposed to more microbes and fungi in the dirt. Letting children get outside and get in the dirt may actually make them healthier than keeping them tidy, clean and inside.

shown stress before they gardened had a “fully restored” positive mood. And if the Mom or Dad are feeling stressed, and they garden with their children, it can help the whole family feel more harmonious.

7. GARDENING TEACHES KIDS TO PROBLEM-SOLVE

“When they garden, children learn problem-solving skills,” Tovi says. “They say, ‘This tomato stick doesn’t work very well. How can we make one that will better support this kind of plant?’” In a garden, children ask questions like, “What is eating this plant?” or, “Is this tree dying?” Once children become absorbed in solving the problems in a garden, they want to

10. GARDENING CAN LEAD TO A LONGER LIFE

Studies show that adults who garden in their later years live longer. Instead of living a sedentary life, gardeners get off the couch and are active in nature. Teaching children good habits when they are young will make them more likely to follow them through life. Sow the seeds of a garden with your child this spring and watch them reap the benefits for a lifetime. Janeen Lewis is a freelance journalist and mother of two. She loves to teach gardening to children.

No Yard? No Problem!

5. GARDENING STRENGTHENS INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Children who garden learn responsibility, patience, perseverance and how to deal with disappointment if the garden doesn’t grow the way they expected. Watering plants and trying to keep them healthy is an arduous task, and your kids will learn about perseverance and teamwork.

6. GARDENING CONNECTS CHILDREN WITH NATURE

Scientific research from environmental psychology suggests that digging and planting in dirt improves children’s mental and physical health.

When children garden, they gain ownership in what they are cultivating. I have seen my own children grow “attached” to the plants in the containers on our patio garden. As children become more knowledgeable about all the living things in the garden, they are less likely to be afraid of touching plants, getting soil on their hands or being near bugs. They are no longer afraid of the unknown when they become familiar with what is in the garden. 7. GARDENING HELPS RELIEVE STRESS A garden can be therapeutic. Not that your fourth grader is battling traffic, raising children or feeling the demands of a pressureridden job, but kids feel stress, too, and the garden is good for eliminating it. In fact, a study in the Netherlands shows that after 30 minutes of gardening, subjects who had

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research to find the best answers. “They become sleuths, starting in the garden and heading onto their computers to help solve the issue,” Tovi says.

8. GARDENING IS A GOOD WORKOUT

Gardening involves stretching, bending, digging, lifting, pulling and raking. Gross and fine motor skills are used, and even the youngest gardener with simple tasks gets physical activity.

9. GARDENING HELPS KIDS CARE FOR THE EARTH.

When children start reaping the food and flowers that come from a garden, they realize a garden’s impact on them and their impact on the garden. Once they have this tangible experience, it is much easier to teach them to care for the environment.

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When your backyard is a concrete patio or an apartment balcony, it’s hard to imagine growing a bountiful garden. But it can be done in containers. Choose some eco-friendly containers with drainage holes in the bottom, fill them with a potting mix and then choose seeds or seedlings to plant. Another option is to grow an herb garden inside on a sunny window ledge. A great resource for starting a container garden is The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible: How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs and Other Containers by Edward C. Smith (Storey Publishing; 2011. With a little research and tender care, you can grow flowers and vegetables that flourish.

• PIZZA GARDEN

Grow all the herbs to add to a pizza. For an extra touch, make the garden round like a pizza.

• FAIRY GARDEN

This garden includes both plants and miniature structures and is a great place for your child’s imagination to grow.

• HERB GARDEN

Herb gardens are a great way to foray into the world of gardening. They can be grown inside or outside and include plants such as basil, oregano, sage, thyme, parsley and more.

• PETER RABBIT GARDEN

Grow the vegetables found in Mr. McGregor’s garden: carrots, lettuce, radishes and cabbage love March’s cooler weather.


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WHOLENESS

BY MCKENNA HYDRICK

WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MOMMY? About one in five children in the U.S. live with a parent with severe depression, and it causes difficulties for the kids. Here’s what you should know.

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hen Mom or Dad is depressed, a heavy weight falls on the children, although they don’t understand it. Especially if a child is used to an involved, happy parent; when that parent is suddenly unavailable — kids bear a share of their parents’ struggle. (turn the page)

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“I feel depressed today.” _____________________

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But I do know that not every situation can be fixed with a fake tan and caffeine. Sometimes, it’s intense and it’s clinical and it’s scary. Severe depression is real, and it’s affecting more people than we might think. According to the American Psychiatric Association, one in every 15 adults will suffer from depression in a given year, and one in six will be affected at some point in his lifetime. What’s more, a report released in 2010 by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine called “Depression in Parents, Parenting and Children” yields jaw-dropping results: more than 15 million children are living in homes with a severely or majorly depressed parent. So it’s not just parents who are affected by this serious mental condition; it’s essentially the whole family. It’s a conversation we have to have, and not just because many parents are depressed—but also because research shows that depression is genetic. Furthermore, parental depression can impact the quality of parenting — thus potentially causing behavior issues, psychiatric illnesses and other repercussions in kids.

t wasn’t an easy text to send to my husband, but I knew I had to do it. For everyone’s sake. The kids were incessantly knocking at my bedroom door, until all three of them rushed in at once, giddy like Christmas morning. A blanket of snow had come in during the night, and my sweet boys wanted to be the first to reveal the surprise. “No school! It’s snowing!” they yelled, waiting for me to pop out of bed and do my normal “snow dance.” But this time? My THE KIDS body wouldn’t move. AREN’T ALL RIGHT And I couldn’t think of When either Mom or an immediate reason Dad is depressed, the why tears streamed kids feel it. Depression quietly down my face. infiltrates an entire It was snowing in the family and impairs the South for crying out quality of home life for loud. kids because a parent But the tears came. with depression esThis wasn’t like me. sentially checks himself At all. Normally, snow out. makes me giddy, too— In the middle of just like a child. I build hectic and energetic fires and make two diffamily life, a depressed ferent pots of chili and go on long walks in the Depression in mothers is characterized by feeling sad, low, guilty or empty; losing enjoyment in pleasure- parent actually experiences a lack of joy and neighborhood streets able activities; weight changes; too little or too much sleep; agitation; fatigue; trouble concentrating. enthusiasm. Just getting covered in white. the menial tasks like launI lied, reluctantly, dry done is an enormous effort. Everyday routines like overseeing a agreeing to meet them outside shortly. Operation build-a-snowchild’s school work or even his school attendance falls to the wayman-from-barely-any-snow would soon begin. Right? side. And perhaps the worst of all for a kid: missed birthday parties An hour went by, and I was still staring blankly at the window, and other social get-togethers that Mom or Dad simply don’t want the kids’ excited squeals faintly chirping in the background. to attend. By then, my husband had texted back. “What do you need from Parental depression has an immediate effects on children’s lives, me?” he responded. “To leave work?” but the long-term effects can’t be denied, either. Parental depresThe intensity of his response jolted my mind and snapped me sion can disrupt the attachment between a parent and baby setting back into the presence of the moment. I wiped my eyes, got out of the child up for difficulties throughout life. Studies on attachment bed and convinced myself it was time to ‘get it together.’ show that children who are securely attached when they are infants “This is nothing a good spray tan and a half-cut tea from Mcdevelop high self-esteem and self-reliance as they grow. In older Donald’s can’t fix,” I thought to myself jokingly. kids, life with a depressed parent can produce a lack of encourageBut actually, I was right. ment and support — and continued social problems. Just a few hours later, I was relatively back to “normal,” finding Coping with everyday stressors is difficult for a depressed parent. joy in the unplanned snow day on that early February day. Further, a depressed mother or father can parent out of guilt or This situation got me thinking. I really don’t know what hapbe vocal about self-blame which is hard on the children. Parental pened to me that morning. It happens to me off and on, but never depression can even cause kids to switch roles with their parent, for long periods of time. Maybe it was a sign of something deeper caring for themselves and the parent from a young age. These chilor maybe it was just exhaustion from the incessant pace of life as a dren learn unique strategies for coping with life that they will hold working mom. I don’t really know. onto for years.

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“Children will use ‘maladaptive’ coping Experts say it’s important to connect the In fact, a study published in the Journal mechanisms to solve their own problems in word “depression” to conversations with a of the American Medical Association conequally ineffective ways later in life,” child so he knows it’s not the parent’s fault cludes, “Parental depression is among the says Meg Benningfield, M.D., associate prothey are feeling the way they are. You can most consistent and well-replicated risk fessor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences tell a child that depression changes how factors for childhood anxiety and disruptive and pediatrics and director of the DiviMommy or Daddy feels, thinks and acts and behavior disorders and for major depression of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at that you can’t “see” depression because it’s sive disorder.” Vanderbilt University Medical Center. on the inside, but outwardly, a depressed If a parent’s depression goes untreated, Which leads to the harsh reality that person may appear very sad. a cycle of depression can begin in the parental depression puts kids at risk for family. The best outcome for the children anxiety and depression themselves. PROBLEMS FOR KIDS will come about through treatment for the Studies show that children with a famIn 2009, the Institute of Medicine and the depressed parent and intervention for the ily history of depression are three times National Research Council released the refamily. more likely to develop depression, anxiety port “Depression in Parents, Parenting and disorders or substance abuse issues than Children,” concluding untreated parental INTERVENTIONS THAT HELP KIDS “normal” counterparts. depression can lead to negative conseSome parents who are depressed have “The quality of parenting becomes an quences for kids, such as poor school persymptoms which are “severe enough to essential ingredient in contributing to formance, increased visits to the ER, poor impair social, occupational or other areas whether depression is likely to occur in peer relationships and teen depression. of functioning,” says Michael Caucci, M.D., the next generation,” assistant professor of says an article out of psychiatry and of obYale University called, stetrics and gynecology “Shedding Light on at Vanderbilt Univerthe Relationship of sity Medical Center and Depression, Stress, director of Vanderbilt and Families.” Center for Women’s This is why treatMental Health. ment for depression A mom or dad with is so important: if the clinical depression can’t parent gets better, the simply “snap out of it” kids will, too. or “get over it,” even Benningfield says with time, but depresafter a parent starts sion is entirely treatable treatment, children with the help of medicawill likely improve tion, psychotherapy (or without further in“talk therapy”) and more tervention. For moms targeted treatments. and dads, medication Research shows that combined with talk two-generation interventherapy are typical tions that target parental treatments. Both can depression can be effechelp ease symptoms tive in helping children Depression in men includes the symptoms of a woman but also behavioral changes such as drinking more, of depression and with a depressed parent. avoiding social situations, working obsessively, becoming controlling and engaging in risky behaviors. prevent more serious The interventions — mental illnesses in the Family Group Cognitive future. Often, when a kid gets in trouble, there’s Behavioral (FGCB) and Family Talk — help a depressed parent behind the scenes, says kids gain awareness that their parent has an TELLING THE KIDS Richard O’Connor, Ph. D., author of Undoillness. The intervention helps children see Depression — also known as major depresing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach that the illness is not their fault, and coping sive disorder (MDD) or clinical depresYou and Medication Can’t Give You (Little skills are brought in. sion — is a serious mood disorder that can Brown; 2010). “Though the parents often If you struggle with depression, you affect a person’s entire life. There are many feel that the child’s behavior is the source know how hard it is to maintain your work, possible causes of depression, including of their distress, in fact, often the child is home life and relationships with family and faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic reacting to the parent’s depression,” says friends. But since depression is extremely vulnerability, stressful life events, medicaO’Connor. The child of a depressed parent treatable with medication and therapy, and tions and medical problems. It’s believed may act out as a way of getting a rise out of because kids benefit greatly from parents that several of these forces interact to bring the parent, trying to get him to be a parent, who seek help, don’t hestitate to reach out on depression. to pay attention, to enforce rules. to your doctor if you are symptomatic. When a parent is depressed, current And a large body of research now shows McKenna Hydrick is a writer, speaker, artist and mom thinking is to address the topic with the children of parents with untreated deliving in Franklin, Tennessee. She blogs about living children on a case-by-case basis, depending pression have higher rates of behavior her best life amidst struggle, sharing stories, resources on how old and curious the children are. problems, difficulty coping with stress and and encouragement along the way. Learn more at Kids have a right to know what’s going on, forming healthy relationships, academic mckennahydrick.com. but what can you tell a child about a parent problems and the potential for mental illwho is depressed? ness themselves.

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THINGS TO DO By Chad Young

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DIARY OF A WOMBAT

TPAC’s Polk Theater 505 Deaderick St. Nashville Saturday, March 7 Australia’s Monkey Baa Theatre Company brings a children’s book to life onstage for ages 3 & older.

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ased on the classic children’s book of the same name, Diary of a Wombat is the story of Mothball, Australia’s naughtiest wombat who becomes bored with her daily routine. All proceeds from this performance will go to WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service, Inc.), Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organization. Showtime is 11 a.m., and tickets are $10. Call 615-782-4040 or visit tpac.org.

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

FREE CRAYON KIDS

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

FREE ADVENTURE CLUB

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

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

FREE CRITTER ENCOUNTER

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

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

FREE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

EARLY EXPLORERS

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

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

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

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

FAMILY CLIMB

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

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

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

AR WORKSHOPS DIY PROJECTS (REGISTER)

FREE FRIST ARCHITECTURE TOUR

FREE KIDS MAKE (REGISTER)

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

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

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

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FREE BEYOND WINGS CIRCUS

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

FREE BIG KIDS CLUB

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

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

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Ages 6 - 15. Mon & Wed (thru May 20) at Sports*Com (2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro) and Tue & Thu (thru May 21) at Patterson Park Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro). 1 - 1:50 p.m. $3. Physical education activities that promote good health, sportsmanship, group participation and socialization. No class when city schools are out.

HOMESCHOOL SWIM TECHNIQUE TRAINING

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

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FREE LEGO MANIA

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

LITTLE ART HOUSE ART CLASSES

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2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Drop-In Creative Play for ages 10 months - 3 years is every Fri - Sat 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. for $10. Drop-in Art Class for ages 4 - 10 are every Sat 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for $15. Open Studio for ages 6+ is every Sat from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. for $15. Find the full list of classes at the website.

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

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

FREE MUSIC WITH MISS SHANNON

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

NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET

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

ORCHIDS IN THE MANSION

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

FREE PARNASSUS STORYTIME

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

FREE PLAZA STORYTIME

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

PRE-K OPEN PLAY

615-562-0070 | rockzonemusic.com Ages 2+. Rock Zone, 11902 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Mon - Fri 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $5. Bounce, ride plush animal scooters, play musical instruments, build with LEGO bricks and enjoy a snack.

FREE PRESCHOOL CRAFTS

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

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

SNACK ATTACK!

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

SPARK!

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Ages 5 & younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro. Every Fri 10 a.m. $3. This play-based class focuses on body part recognition and cognitive skill development.

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

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Grades K - 12. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. March 6 - April 5, daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free for students in Davidson and surrounding counties (adult admission is $25.95). Students can pick up an activity pack full of keepsakes to use while exploring the museum’s exhibits and new artifacts.

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

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TOTS!

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Ages 1 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 & younger. Parent/tot art, nature and storytime activities. March’s weekly themes are: Parts of a Plant (March 10 - 14), What Plants Need to Grow (March 17 - 21), Japan Week (March 24 - 28) and Root Plants (March 31 - April 4).

FREE TOT TIME: GYM

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

FREE STATE MUSEUM STORYTIME

FREE TOT TIME: IMAGINATION

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

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

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

WATER POLO

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

WILD THINGS

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

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

YOUTH YOGA

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

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS FREE READING PAWS (REGISTER)

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

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615-556-7370 | facebook.com/harrisridingacademy Ages 5 - 17. Harris Riding Academy, 6331 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $50 half day, $80 full day. Horseback riding, equine studies, crafts and more.

FREE FANDOM FEST MINI-CON

615-862-5860 | library.nashville.org Ages 12 - 17. E. Branch Library, 206 Gallatin Ave., Nashville. 2 - 5 p.m. A special effects makeup workshop, cosplay photo booth, candy sushi station and more.

Kids can help examine stuffed animals during the Teddy Bear Clinic at Nashville Zoo on Sunday, March 1.

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31ST ANNUAL NASHVILLE LAWN AND GARDEN SHOW

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

CAT VIDEO FEST

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All ages. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 1 - 5 p.m. $9.50 adults, $9 students/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.

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

i2 MAKER LAB: SUMINAGASHI FLUID DYNAMICS 615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. $25 members, $40 nonmembers. This ancient Japanese form of paper-marbling creates beautiful patterns while harnessing the power of fluid mechanics, surface chemistry and viscosity in science explorations.

JOSH GATES LIVE!

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All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $35 - $55. The host of the Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown shares stories of his most daring journeys and offers advance on how to transform your next vacation into an epic journey.

FREE NASHVILLE OPERA NOIR FILMFEST: BLACK & WHITE BASH (REGISTER)

615-832-4252 | nashvilleopera.org Ages 21+. Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St., Nashville. 6 - 8:30 p.m. Don black-and-white attire and discover Tennessee’s innovative filmmakers who have created two-minute black-and-white films inspired by John Hoomes’ new noir staging of Verdi’s Rigoletto. See the finalists’ entries, meet the creators, celebrate the winners, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and more.

adults, $14 ages 2 - 12). Children can bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for a routine checkup by the zoo’s veterinary staff.

THE AMERICAN GIRLS TEA (REGISTER)

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Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12 - 1 p.m. $15. Enjoy dainty sandwiches, treats, a pot of mint tea or hot cocoa, plus a craft activity.

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FREE FANDOM FEST PRESENTS K-POP PARTY 615-862-5856 library.nashville.org

Ages 12 - 18. Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Make buttons to represent your favorite Korean pop bands, listen to your favorite songs, try some unusual treats and show off your K-Pop knowledge.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

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

FREE NATURE STROLLERS

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Ages 10 & younger. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free with gate ($19

Ages 18 months - 5 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11 a.m. A book reading, songs, games, crafts and a childfriendly hike.

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

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

HOMESCHOOL PE (REGISTER) 615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 & 10:30 a.m. $2. Participate in a friendly game of Pac-Man.

LEARN TO ICE SKATE (REGISTER)

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Ages 3+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville. Classes run March 3 - April 11. Choose Tue/Thu 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. or Sat 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. $155 for seven classes, $275 all classes (includes skate rental). Nashville Skating Academy hosts this ice-skating class for those interested in figure skating or hockey.

FREE MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY: HIDDEN FIGURES

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Ages 12+. Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. 4 p.m. Three brilliant black women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history. Rated PG-13.

FREE OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE (REGISTER) 615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 9 & 10:30 a.m. Astronomers provide tours of the facility, including the telescopes, sundial and Star Chamber.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS (REGISTER) 615-459-9710 | townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Enjoy birthday activities, rhymes, treats and more.

WED 4

AFTER-SCHOOL ART CLASS (REGISTER)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16616

Ages 7 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Wednesdays, March 4 - 25 , 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. $56. Explore art history, techniques and styles.

POLYNESIAN DANCE (REGISTER)

615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16584

All ages. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. Wednesdays, March 4 - 25 from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. $30. Learn to dance like the island natives of Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand and Tahiti.

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

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

FREE BUTTERFLY DREAMER WALL: STORY TIME AND BUTTERFLY CRAFTS

FREE SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB (REGISTER)

Ages 3 - 5. Edmondson Pike Library, 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville. 10:30 - 11 a.m. Little kids can hear the book Dreamers, then decorate a paper butterfly.

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

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CHALLENGE ISLAND WORKSHOP: RAINFOREST ISLAND JR. STEAM (REGISTER) 615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16576

Ages 3 - 5. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. Wednesdays, March 4 - April 15 (skip 3/18) 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $84. Join a tribe of friends to take on a jungle of challenges.

FAMILY PROGRAM: SONGWRITING TUNE-UP (REGISTER)

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

FREE KIDS’ HOUR

615-550-5660 | marewakefield.com Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin. 9:30 a.m. Award-winning family entertainers Mare Wakefield performs.

FREE NATURE PLAY DAY 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 1 - 7. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. Build a fort, play in the water, climb, crawl and have fun getting dirty. Activities include mud painting, sculpting with clay and more using items found in nature.

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STAINED GLASS PENDANT CLASS (REGISTER) 615-801-2606 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 16+. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. 12 p.m. or 6 - 9 p.m. $45. Create a stained glass pendant using the Tiffany technique.

Ages 11 - 18 can get musical mentoring during the Songwriting Tune-Up program at the Country Music Hall of Fame on March 4 & 7. NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

of snakes, including behavioral and community ecology, biodiversity and conservation of snakes in Tennessee.

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

FREE TWEEN TIME

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FREE NASHVILLE READS: READ, DISCUSS, CREATE

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AMERICAN GIRL CAKE-DECORATING CLASS (REGISTER)

800-247-5223 | americangirl.com/ retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $35. Learn decorating basics while creating a six-inch personal cake.

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Ages 12 - 18. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. A reading and discussion of the book Dreamers, followed by decorating paper butterflies for the citywide art project.

PIONEER PALS: WACKY TACKY/DR. SEUSS (REGISTER)

FREE BIG KIDS CLUB 615-862-5863 library.nashville.org

Ages 5 - 9. Green Hills Branch Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. 4 p.m. Activities include stories, crafts, games and science experiments. Snack provided.

FREE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUSTER DOG SHOW 615-595-1227 nashvillekennelclub.org

All ages. Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin. Today - Sunday 8 a.m. The Nashville and Tullahoma Kennel Clubs present this dog show featuring more than 1,500 canines in a variety of events, plus health clinics, vendors and more.

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Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Dress wacky and have fun singing, dancing and playing while learning the letter W and number 4.

SENIORS: A DOGUMENTARY 615-383-9140 | belcourt.org

All ages. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $25. This film focuses on three interwoven stories about senior dogs, capturing their intelligence and vitality.

615-824-0656 youseemore.com/hendersonville Ages 9 - 12. Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville. 5:30 p.m. Kids can enjoy games, crafts and snacks.

FRI 6

FREE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUSTER DOG SHOW See Thursday, March 5.

FABULOUSLY FUNNY COMEDY FESTIVAL

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Ages 16+. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $52 - $125. A night of stand-up featuring Mike Epps, Sommore, Gary Owen and Kountry Wayne.

FAMILY ARTMAKING (REGISTER)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

All ages. The Getalong, 700A Fatherland St., Nashville. 4 - 5 p.m. $20. Little Art House hosts this artmaking activity where families can make oversized flowers.

FREE SNAKES: MYSTERIES IN NATURE

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Ages 12+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 3 - 4 p.m. Learn the natural history

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS FAMILY PROGRAM: BEGINNER UKULELE WORKSHOP 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn ukulele basics through the music of DeFord Bailey.

FREE LEGO MANIA (REGISTER) 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

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

LONE STAR RODEO

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All ages. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. 7:30 p.m. $17 adults, $12 children, free ages 3 & younger. Watch contest events in bareback bronc riding, saddle

bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and more. Plus there’s a Best Dressed Cowboy & Cowgirl contest for ages 10 and younger.

MUSIC & MINGLE

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Ages 2 - 5. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $3 children, free for adults. Learn about musical instruments and play them while socializing. Snacks provided.

RINGSIDE: A FIGHT FOR KIDS (REGISTER)

COUNTY SUMNER IRISH FESTIVAL

Ages 21+. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 6:30 p.m. $128.50 - $257. 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. 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 Irish music and food, hear Irish ghost stories, participate in a costume contest, watch hurling and Gaelic football, and more. Bring your own seating.

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FREE STAR PARTY

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FREE PUPPET SHOW: ELLINGTOWN

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Ages 2 - 8. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Wishing Chair Productions and the Nashville Jazz Workshop present the musical journey of Duke Ellington, the great master of jazz, with all sorts of puppets.

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Look through telescopes to view celestial objects like Saturn, Mars and double stars.

STICKY FINGERS (REGISTER) 615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16610

Ages 3.5 - 6. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Fridays, March 6 - 27 (skip 3/20) from 9:30 - 11 a.m. $42. Educational art experiences using a variety of media.

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

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

WINE AND WHISKEY AT THE WETLANDS

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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 7 CHEEKWOOD IN BLOOM + THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN OPENING MARCH 7 - APRIL 5

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elcome the sights of spring like no other way than Cheekwood in Bloom! More than 150,000 colorful flowers are bursting out all across the grounds, including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more. Opening day is also the celebration of Cheekwood’s brand-new Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden (see page 13 for full details). Throughout the month, you can participate in a variety of spring activities, including art and horticultural workshops, plein air painting, guided tours of the museum and gardens, native plant sales, beer garden activities that Dad will enjoy, live entertainment and more. Most special activities take place Saturdays and Sundays. Cheekwood is open Tue - Sun 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, admission is $20 adults, $13 ages 13 - 17, free ages 2 & younger. Call 615-356-1200 or visit cheekwood.org.

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BRACKEN FOUNDATION CHILDREN’S GARDENING GRAND OPENING 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 & younger. Explore the brand-new Children’s Garden, enjoy live music, participate in family activities, listen to stories and more.

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FREE CSA FAIR

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All ages. Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. Learn about community-supported agriculture while connecting with local farmers. Sign up for a CSA plan that’s right for your family.

EIGHTH ANNUAL MTCS TRIVIA NIGHT (REGISTER)

615-893-0601 | mtcscougars.org

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.

FAMILY PROGRAM: GARAGEBAND STEEL GUITAR MASHUP

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Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 11 a.m. & 12 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn the fundamentals of GarageBand along with steel guitar basics.

FAMILY PROGRAM: SONGWRITING TUNE-UP (REGISTER)

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

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

FREE FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL

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.

GOAT CUDDLING (REGISTER)

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time on the dairy farm cuddling on and bottle feeding baby goats.

615-809-2632 | specialkidsrace.org All ages. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro. 7 a.m. $30 - $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.

GREEN & GOLD GALA (REGISTER) gallatintn.org

Adults. EPIC Event Centre, 392 W. Main St., Gallatin. 6 - 10:30 p.m. $75. This benefit for Gallatin High School includes live music by James Storey and Friends, plus food by Chef Christopher’s Catering.

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

HERP HERP HOORAY DAY (REGISTER)

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All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., 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.

SPRING WREATH WORKSHOP (REGISTER)

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FREE HOME DEPOT KIDS’ WORKSHOP (REGISTER)

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Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (visit website for locations). 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Create your own pair of binoculars to take home.

INTRODUCTION TO PLEIN AIR PAINTING (REGISTER) 615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org

Adults. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 1 - 4 p.m. $46.40 members, $58 non-members. Learn the basics of outdoor painting from materials and color mixing to composting and painting techniques.

FREE ISPY: INVASIVE PLANTS EXPLORATION

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn how to identify alien plants and what you can do to remove them.

FREE KIDS’ SATURDAY

615-373-9292 | plazamariachi.com All ages. Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Art, stories, music, dancing and more.

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Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 W. End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore Dolly Parton’s book I Am a Rainbow then make a colorful feelings poster.

FREE LEGO CLUB

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All ages. Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville. 1 p.m. Have fun creating and building with LEGO blocks.

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

Discover the life and legacy of jazz legend Duke Ellington during Wishing Chair Productions’ puppet show, Ellingtown, at Nashville Public Library on March 6, 7, 13 & 14. fun building and creating with LEGO blocks.

SENSORY DAY

FREE LITTLE RED’S MOST UNUSUAL DAY

All ages. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $3 kids, free for adults. Tour the museum while visiting a variety of sensory stations along the way, opening the door for free play.

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All ages. Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin. 10 & 11:30 a.m. Nashville Opera presents John Davies’ rollicking retelling of Red Riding Hood in a unique musical form.

LONE STAR RODEO See Friday, March 6.

NATURE PAINTING

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Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $15. Local artist Bobbie Ventura leads this workshop where participants will paint a nature scene on canvas.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT (REGISTER)

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615-895-2672 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

SENSORY-FRIENDLY SHOW: DARK UNIVERSE

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All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. $8 - $9 members, $19 - $24 non-members (includes museum admission). The Sudekum Planetarium’s new show, Dark Universe, examines the invisible dark matter underlying galaxies that, together with dark energy, accounts for the other 95 percent of the universe’s total energy and mass.

FREE SHABBY LANE’S GIRLS’ SPRING EMPORIUM VENDOR MARKET

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Ages 6 - 13. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 10 p.m. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Your kids can enjoy a variety of fun activities while you have a night out to yourself.

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

FREE PUPPET SHOW: ELLINGTOWN

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See Friday, March 6.

FREE SHAKESPEARE ALLOWED

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $44 members, $55 non-members. Design your own wreath using eucalyptus, dried flowers and a variety of greenery.

VANDERBILT COMMODORES BASKETBALL 615-322-4653 vucommodores.com

All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. S., Nashville. 11:30 a.m. $22 - $35. Versus S. Carolina.

CHARLIE BROWN EXCURSION TRAIN

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All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $52 adults, $35 ages 12 & younger, $85 dome seats. Ride the rails to Lebanon where you’ll watch the Audience of One production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Capitol Theatre.

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FREE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUSTER DOG SHOW See Thursday, March 5.

FREE FAMILY PROGRAM: MAKE LETTERPRESS ART 615-256-2805 hatchshowprint.com

Ages 5+. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave S., Nashville. 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.

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

Ages 4 - 12. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. Have

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STICKY FINGERS GRANDPARENT & ME PRESCHOOL ART CLASS (REGISTER) 615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16613

Ages 3 - 5. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $15 per pair. Grandparents and grandkids can have fun creating art together.

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Ages 21+. Nashville State Community College, 120 White Bridge Road, Nashville. 6 - 8 p.m. $65. This student scholarship fundraising event features more than 80 local food and beverage artisans for you to sample.

Kids can enjoy hands-on exploration during Nature Play Day activities at The Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro. The program takes place every Wednesday this month. FREE KITE FESTIVAL 615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com

All ages. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Discover different kinds of kites, including stunt kites reaching up to 100 feet.

FREE SUNBURST BEAUTY PAGEANT 615-859-3458 rivergate-mall.com

RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 1 - 3 p.m. This beauty pageant and model search is open to girls ages 0 - 27 and boys ages 0 - 9.

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. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Williamson County.

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

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

MON 9

Broadway, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $15 covers your entire family. Enjoy a trilingual storytime (English, Spanish, American Sign Language), family tours of the galleries and hands-on fun in the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. This month’s featured story is Sky Color by Peter Reynolds.

FREE FANDOM FEST MINI-CON

FREE ALL ACCESS NIGHT (REGISTER)

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HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: PACK ANIMALS (REGISTER)

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Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Work on team-building activities inspired by the animal kingdom.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: BUGGY POLLINATION (REGISTER)

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 -

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All ages. Looby Library, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 4 - 5 p.m. Participate in creating a community Quipus exhibit, aka talking knots.

FREE NATURE PLAY DAY See Wednesday, March 4.

SALON@615: AN EVENING WITH GLENNON DOYLE 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Adults. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 6:15 p.m. $37.50. Best-selling author Glennon Doyle discusses her new book, Untamed, while exploring this question for women: “Who were you before the world told you who to be?”

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HOMESCHOOL CLASS: SPIES, CODES AND SECRETS (REGISTER)

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

FREE NASHVILLE FAMILY ROPES WITH JAIRO PRADO

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

FREE NATURE RANGERS (REGISTER)

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

FREE SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB (REGISTER)

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 adrenaline-packed action sports.

Ages 12 - 18. Green Hills Branch Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. 2 - 6 p.m. A special effects makeup workshop, cosplay photo booth, candy sushi station and more.

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

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FAMILY MONDAY

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WED 11

KNEE-HIGH NATURALIST: BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES (REGISTER)

See Wednesday, March 4.

SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. Wed 6 p.m., Thu - Sat 12 p.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. $15 - $500. It’s March Madness time! Cheer for your favorite teams in the Southeastern Conference as they take to the court.

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FREE ARTLAB: TEEN STUDIO

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Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 12:30 - 2 p.m. or 2:30 - 4 p.m. $10. Learn the secret methods spies use to keep things secret.

Ages 13 - 19. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 4 - 6 p.m. Explore documentary filmmaking with Lesa Dowdy, a graduate of Watkins College of Art, that includes a Q&A and participate in an art-making activity,

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: PACK ANIMALS (REGISTER)

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

See Tuesday, March 10.

See Wednesday, March 11.

FREE KIDS’ HOUR

FREE BIG KIDS CLUB

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

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Ages 5 - 9. Green Hills Branch Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville. 4 p.m. Activities include stories, crafts, games and science experiments. Snack provided.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA (REGISTER)

lege St., Murfreesboro. 6 - 8 p.m. $25. Make a spring wreath with handmade cotton stem embellishments.

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5 p.m. $12. Create and bake your own pizza, enjoy root beer floats and make a pizza craft for your doll.

BUSY BEES (REGISTER)

All ages. BounceU Murfreesboro, 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 3 - 5 p.m. $11.95. Bounce on inflatables in a glowing environment then search for gold coins for prizes.

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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 youth. This lesson about bees includes a craft activity.

FREE BUTTERFLY NIGHT

615-862-5856 | library.nashville.org All ages. Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville. 4 - 6 p.m. In honor of Nashville Reads, design a paper butterfly for a community art project.

CREATIVE ZONE: “GOLDEN HOUR” PAPER FANS 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). Design a paper fan inspired by Kacey Musgrave’s latest album cover.

FREE FANDOM FEST MINI-CON

615-862-5856 | library.nashville.org Ages 12 - 18. Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. A Manga Madness workshop, fruit sushi cooking class, cosplay photo booth and more.

FREE MOVIE MATINEE: SUFFRAGETTE

615-862-5862 | library.nashville.org Ages 12+. Goodlettsville Library, 205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 11 a.m. A young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote. Rated PG-13

SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT See Wednesday, March 11.

FREE SPRING STORYWALK TRAIL REVEAL

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 7 - 11 p.m. Discover the latest selection to this popular attraction behind the Nature Center on the Little Acorn Trail.

SPRING WREATH CLASS (REGISTER)

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FRI 13

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 8 - 10 p.m. $6.27. Chat with astronomers while gazing at celestial bodies through telescopes.

FREE GIRL POWER MENTORING PROGRAM

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WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

Ages 8 - 15. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave, Murfreesboro. 12 - 2 p.m. Girls can learn to develop a healthy self-image and build character along with leadership skills through a nurturing learning environment.

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TELESCOPE NIGHT (REGISTER)

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

CREATIVE ZONE: “GOLDEN HOUR” PAPER FANS

SAT 14

LUCKY LEPRECHAUN HUNT (REGISTER)

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See Thursday, March 12.

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Ages 3 - 6. BounceU Murfreesboro, 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $11.95. Bounce on inflatables and search for gold coins for prizes.

NASHVILLE HOME AND REMODELING EXPO

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All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos adults, free ages 12 & younger. This home show offers decorating, construction and remodeling ideas.

FREE NATURE CENTER AT NIGHT

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 6 - 8 p.m. Listen for owls.

FREE PUPPET SHOW: ELLINGTOWN See Friday, March 6.

SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

See Wednesday, March 11.

SKATE NIGHT

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

14TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S MUSIC CITY HALF MARATHON All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 8 a.m. $25 - $70. Race to support the Pedigree Foundation. Choose the half marathon, 10K, 5K or Lucky Dog one-mile Wag ‘n’ Walk.

CHALLENGE ISLAND MARCH CELEBRATION WORKSHOP (REGISTER) 615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16598

Ages 5 - 12. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. $40. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday by building leprechaun traps and making Thing 1 & 2 leap bots.

FREE CRAFTERNOON (REGISTER)

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Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 1:30 p.m. Make themed craft projects.

CREATIVE ZONE: “GOLDEN HOUR” PAPER FANS

See Thursday, March 12.

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

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

The MidTennessee Pug Festival is Saturday, March 14 in Murfreesboro.

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GNU TALES

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

GOAT CUDDLING (REGISTER) See Saturday, March 7.

FREE ISPY: NATURAL BEAUTY CREATIONS 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Create your own natural beauty using materials from the forest and field.

FREE JC PENNEY KIDS ZONE (REGISTER) 615-771-7743 coolspringsgalleria.com

All ages. CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Craft a magical guardian door ornament.

FREE KIDS’ SATURDAY See Saturday, March 7.

FREE KIDSVILLE

615-862-8431 | kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 W. End Ave., Nashville. 11 11:45 a.m. Learn how the statues and architecture of Ancient Greece were brightly painted, then paint your own colorful replica.

FREE MID-TENNESSEE PUG FESTIVAL

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All ages. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Celebrate all-things pugs with the theme “2020: A Pug Odyssey.” The event features a variety of contests (costume, oldest, youngest, etc.), pug races, vendors and more. Admission to attend is free, but there are fees to enter contests ranging from $5 $30. Proceeds benefit Bluegrass Pug Rescue.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS MLT DANCES THROUGH THE DECADES 615-479-9722 maydaybrewery.com

All ages. Mayday Brewery, 521 Old Salem Road, Murfreesboro. 6 - 9 p.m. $30 ages 6+, free ages 5 & younger. This fundraiser for Murfreesboro Little Theatre includes music by DJ Charlie O, a silent auction, local brews and more. Come dressed as your favorite decade.

FREE MOVIE MATINEE: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

615-862-5854 | library.nashville.org All ages. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 2 p.m. Max and his pet friends explore the idyllic farm they now call home once their owner is absent. Rated PG.

FREE MUSIC CITY IRISH FEST

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All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville. Sat 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m., Tue 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. General admission is free. VIP passes for ages 21+ run $99 - $119 (children are not permitted in VIP areas). This benefit for MusiCares features a wide variety of vendor booths, plus food, live music and more.

NASHVILLE HOME AND REMODELING EXPO See Friday, March 13.

FREE NIGHT HIKE (REGISTER) wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16722

All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 7:15 p.m. A one-mile guided hike in the dark.

ONWARD SENSORY-FRIENDLY SCREENING 615-451-9500 | ncgmovies.com

All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin. 10 a.m. $7. See the new Disney/Pixar movie in a sensoryfriendly environment: lights not so dim, softer sound, no previews, and kids can make noise and run around.

PAINT & SIP: BEER AND BOTANICAL ART WORKSHOP (REGISTER) 615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org

Ages 21+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 1 - 4 p.m. $49.60 - $62. Learn foundational watercolor painting and illustration techniques that capture the essence of colorful spring bulbs. Admission includes one 12-ounce glass of beer or wine.

PAJAMA JAM (REGISTER)

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Kids can enjoy the Teddy Bear Tea at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna on Saturday, March 14. Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 9 - 10 a.m. $20. This dress-like-your-doll PJ party features treats and danceable beats, social games, crafts and more.

FREE PI DAY PARTY AT MATHNASIUM HENDERSONVILLE

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Ages 6 - 12. Mathnasium of Hendersonville, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. It’s the biggest math party of the year. The winner of the Pi Recital Contest gets to pie a math expert in the face!

FREE PI DAY PARTY AT MATHNASIUM NASHVILLE 615-891-3384 mathnasium.com/greenhills

Ages 6 - 12. Mathnasium of Green Hills, 3748 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. It’s the biggest math party of the year. The winner of the Pi Recital Contest gets to pie a math expert in the face!

FREE PUPPET SHOW: ELLINGTOWN See Friday, March 6.

REPTICON

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All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $12 adults, $5 ages 5 - 12. View and meet a variety of exotic critters that you can purchase along with supplies and accessories.

FREE ROOTS: YOUTH EXHIBITION

FREE SOUTHEASTERN YOUNG ADULT (SEYA) BOOK FESTIVAL

All ages. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 5 - 7 p.m. View more than 500 pieces of artwork by K - 12 students in Rutherford County Schools. March 14 is grades K - 5; March 21 is grades 6 - 12.

Ages 10+. MTSU, 1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 3:15 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.

SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

SUCCULENT CENTERPIECES (REGISTER)

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See Wednesday, March 11.

SECOND SATURDAY

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

SHAMROCK AND ROLL

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

SHAMROCK RUN

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All ages. Gallatin City Hall, 132 W. Main St., Gallatin. 6:15 a.m. $30 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.

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Ages Adults. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $44 members, $55 non-members. Learn to create a centerpiece using a variety of succulents and moss.

TEDDY BEAR TEA (REGISTER)

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All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. $20. Kids can bring their favorite teddy bear for an afternoon tea party that includes games and crafts. Participants will learn about tea etiquette during a proper Victorian tea.

THE GREEN TIE AFFAIR & CASINO NIGHT

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Ages 21+. The Fountains at Gateway, 1500 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 7 p.m. $65 individuals, $110 couples. This fundraiser for the Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra includes $1,000 in play money, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing with a DJ and more.


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

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

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ANDREW JACKSON’S 253RD BIRTHDAY 615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. $11 adults, $8.50 ages 13 - 18, $6 ages 5 - 12. This celebration includes an 12 p.m. wreath-laying ceremony at the presidential tomb and living history demonstrations, tea, birthday cupcakes and more. Plus, it’s half-price admission today.

CREATIVE ZONE: “GOLDEN HOUR” PAPER FANS

ST. PADDY’S 5K & HALF MARATHON

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All ages. Wave Country, 2320 2 Rivers Pkwy., Nashville. 8:15 a.m. $60 for the 5K, $85 for the half marathon. Choose a 5K or half-marathon course to raise money for the ALS Association of Tennessee. There’s also a free kids dash for ages 12 and younger.

THE AMERICAN GIRLS TEA (REGISTER)

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Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12 - 1 p.m. $15. Enjoy dainty sandwiches, treats, a pot of mint tea or hot cocoa, plus a craft activity.

MON 16

FAMILY COOKING CLASS: SEAFOOD

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All ages. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. $65 adults, $50 ages 17 & younger. Learn to make shrimp wrapped in puff pastry, panko cod, asparagus risotto, chocolate souffle and more.

FREE LITTLE RED’S MOST UNUSUAL DAY

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All ages. Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville. 2 p.m. Nashville Opera presents John Davies’ rollicking retelling of Red Riding Hood in a unique musical form.

MUSIC CITY IRISH FEST See Saturday, March 14.

NASHVILLE HOME AND REMODELING EXPO See Friday, March 13.

FREE PARK HOP

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All ages. Gregory Mill Park, 390 Enon Springs Road E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Explore the park while learning about and searching for springtime birds.

REPTICON

See Saturday, March 14.

SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT See Wednesday, March 11.

CAMP DAVIS SCHOOL’S OUT DAYS (REGISTER)

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

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.

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EXTENDED MINI CAMP (REGISTER)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 3 - 6. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $45. Make art, read books, enjoy snacks and participate in other creative activities.

FREE FANDOM FEST PRESENTS: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (REGISTER)

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See Thursday, March 12.

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CHEEKWOOD’S SPRING BREAK ONE-DAY CAMPS (REGISTER)

ART CAMP (REGISTER)

Grades K - 2. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $90. Create art projects of various kinds including collage, watercolor, tempura paint and oil pastel.

ART CAMP (REGISTER)

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All ages. The Getalong, 700A Fatherland St., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $45. Little Art House hosts this art day camp spanning multiple mediums including collage, watercolor, tempera paint and oil pastels.

ASC MAKER CAMP (REGISTER)

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Ages 12 - 18. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $500 members, $550 non-members. In the Innovation Incubator (i2) makerspace, participants will explore the “What IIF” (innovation, iteration and fabrication) process by designing and creating a custom suit of cardboard armor to create a fictional world and their role within its story. The camp runs today through Friday.

CHALLENGE ISLAND TUBE SPRING BREAK CAMP (REGISTER)

615-302-0971 | wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16582 Ages 5 - 12. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. Today through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $180. Build a studio and take part in super tuber activities like taste tests, parodies, slime making, science experiments, kinetic sand projects and more.

Ages 12 - 18. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 1 p.m. Play the most popular tabletop role-playing game in history while going through a full storyline over the course of five days. Bring a level-one character or grab a pre-made one upon arrival.

ROBOTHINK FUNCTIONAL ROBOT SPRING BREAK WORKSHOP (REGISTER) 615-786-0200, ext. 2417 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16775

Ages 8 - 13. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. Today through Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $200. Spend the week building battle robots, competing in robotic soccer games and designing sensor robots.

FREE SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

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

SPRING BREAK CAMP: SPORTS, SCIENCE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE (REGISTER) 615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org

Grades K - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $55 members, $65 non-members. Kids can test their agility and discover the reponse and recovery systems put in place to maximize human performance.

TUE 17

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CHEEKWOOD’S SPRING BREAK ONE-DAY CAMPS (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

COSMIC LUCKY LEPRECHAUN HUNT (REGISTER)

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All ages. BounceU Murfreesboro, 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 3 - 5 p.m. $11.95. Bounce on inflatables in a glowing environment then search for gold coins for prizes.

EXTENDED MINI CAMP (REGISTER)

See Monday, March 16.

FREE FANDOM FEST PRESENTS: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

HOMESCHOOL PE (REGISTER)

615-459-9773 | townofsmyrna.org Ages 5 - 18. Lee Victory Recreation Park, 110 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 & 10:30 a.m. $2. Play halfcourt basketball.

LUCKY LEPRECHAUN HUNT (REGISTER)

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Ages 3 - 6. BounceU Murfreesboro, 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $11.95. Bounce on inflatables and search for gold coins for prizes.

MUSIC CITY IRISH FEST See Saturday, March 14.

PORTFOLIO BUILDING CAMP

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Grades 3 - 8. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 1 - 4 p.m. $70. Students will work with various mediums and subject matter to create unique, original works of art.

ART CAMP (REGISTER)

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STRONG SWIMMERS CONFIDENT KIDS Hosting Easter Brunch? Try this Beef Breakfast Sausage and Goat Cheese Egg Bake. Find the recipe, cooking tips, and nutrition information at chuckknowsbeef.com!

The YMCA helps kids and adults overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop water safety skills that will last a lifetime. PRIVATE, GROUP AND PARENT-CHILD LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS PREDS & THREADS

615-770-2000 nashvillepredators.com/fashion

Ages 21+. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 6:15 p.m. $150 $400. The Predators Foundation hosts this fashion show feature the Nashville Predators team. The evening includes a cocktail reception, buffet-style dinner, silent auction and after-party with the team.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: LEPRECHAUN HUNT (REGISTER) 615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 2 p.m. $2. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by hearing tales of Leprechauns while hunting for gold.

FREE SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES See Monday, March 16.

SPRING BREAK CAMP: SPORTS, SCIENCE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

FREE SPRING IS FOR GARDENING (REGISTER)

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about compost, starting seeds and how to grow your own garden at home. All participants will plant a seed to take home.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS (REGISTER)

615-942-7169 greendoorgourmet.com

Adults. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville. 6 - 8 p.m. $55. Learn the techniques for silky braised meat such as Lamb Stew & Corned Beef as well as Irish classics Colcannon & Rarebit.

ST. PATTY’S COOKIE CLASS (REGISTER)

629-202-6949 | sugardrop.com

All ages. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. $45. This mommy and me beginner class covers royal icing on sugar cookies with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

WED 18

ART CAMP (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

CAMP DAVIS SCHOOL’S OUT DAYS (REGISTER)

CHALLENGE ISLAND: FORT ISLAND SPRING BREAK CAMP (REGISTER) 615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16716

All ages. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. $95. In this adventure, kids will build walls, stairs and STEAMtastic shelters while designing skins and practicing dance moves. Today through Friday.

CHEEKWOOD’S SPRING BREAK ONE-DAY CAMPS (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

EXTENDED MINI CAMP (REGISTER)

See Monday, March 16.

FREE FANDOM FEST PRESENTS: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

HOMESCHOOL CLASS: ROCKS TO PAINTING (REGISTER) 615-859-3678 historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 12:30 - 2 p.m. & 2:30 - 4 p.m. $10. Learn about the rocks of Tennessee and discover their unique characteristics under a microscope, then discover which ones can be turned into paint and create a watercolor painting.

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

Grades 2 - 5. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 2 p.m. $10. Explore the parts of the body and functions of organs while dissecting real frogs.

HOMESCHOOL LEARN TO ICE SKATE (REGISTER)

nashvilleiceskate.com Ages 6+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville. Wednesdays, March 18 - April 22 from 10 - 11 a.m. $95. Your student can meet his PE requirements while learning to ice skate.

FREE KIDS’ HOUR WITH GINGER SANDS

615-550-5660 | gingersands.com

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

The Nashville Elvis Festival is at a new location this year — The Factory at Franklin. It takes place March 19 - 22. MR. BOND’S SCIENCE GUYS ALL ABOUT AIR SPRING BREAK CAMP (REGISTER)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16672

All ages. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Today through Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $111. Explore air pressure, flight, wind force and more.

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

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

FREE READING PAWS (REGISTER)

615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

FREE NATURE EXPLORERS

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

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Spend the morning exploring the wild places in the park.

FREE SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB (REGISTER)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

FREE NATURE PLAY DAY See Wednesday, March 4.

PORTFOLIO BUILDING CAMP

See Tuesday, March 17.

See Wednesday, March 4.

FREE SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES See Monday, March 16.

SPRING BREAK CAMP: SPORTS, SCIENCE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

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ART CAMP (REGISTER)

ances, live music performances, an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist competition and more.

EXTENDED MINI CAMP (REGISTER)

FREE BIG KIDS CLUB

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

FAMILY FRIDAY WITH SCIENCE GUYS

See Monday, March 16. See Thursday, March 5.

CAMP DAVIS SCHOOL’S OUT DAYS (REGISTER)

See Tuesday, March 17.

CHEEKWOOD’S SPRING BREAK ONE-DAY CAMPS (REGISTER)

See Monday, March 16.

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.

EXTENDED MINI CAMP (REGISTER)

See Monday, March 16.

FREE FANDOM FEST PRESENTS: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

FREE FIRST DAY OF SPRING HIKE (REGISTER) wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16721

All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 10 a.m. Embark on a one-mile hike while learning the history of the area.

LITTLE NATURALISTS: FEATHERED FRIENDS (REGISTER)

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

Ages 2 - 5. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin. 10:15 11:15 a.m. $5. A morning of exploration focusing on birds.

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

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

PIONEER PALS: LITTLE RED HEN (REGISTER) 615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 11 a.m. $2. Dress for a mess and make the classic hen story come to life while learning the letter R and number 7.

PORTFOLIO BUILDING CAMP

See Tuesday, March 17.

FREE ROCKS AND FOSSILS

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Examine rocks and fossils found in Tennessee and investigate the ones found in the park.

FREE SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES See Monday, March 16.

SPRING BREAK CAMP: SPORTS, SCIENCE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

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ART CAMP (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

FREE BOARD GAME BATTLE 615-895-2672 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 10+. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 5 - 7 p.m. Go head to head with other game enthusiasts while competing in a board game bracket.

MEET THE ASTRONOMER (REGISTER)

CAMP DAVIS SCHOOL’S OUT DAYS (REGISTER)

Ages 12+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 7 p.m. $6.27. A local astronomer discusses a current topic of interest.

CHEEKWOOD’S SPRING BREAK ONE-DAY CAMPS (REGISTER)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

NASHVILLE ELVIS FESTIVAL nashvilleelvisfestival.com

All ages. Jamison Theater, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sun 10 a.m. Prices vary per session. Celebrate the music and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with celebrity appear-

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615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

All ages. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $20. Create variations of slime to make slimetastic art.

FREE FANDOM FEST PRESENTS: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

FREE FRIDAY MOVIE MATINEE: JO JO RABBIT 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Rated PG-13.

FREE INVESTIGATING THE POND AND STREAM

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Collect animals from aquatic habitats, then observe and draw what you find to compare animals from the pond and stream.

JEFF DUNHAM

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

Ages 13+. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $56.50 $125. A night of stand-up comedy and ventriloquism.

FREE LEGO MANIA (REGISTER) 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

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

See Monday, March 16.

SPRING BREAK CAMP: SPORTS, SCIENCE AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE (REGISTER) See Monday, March 16.

TEDX: PERCEPTION

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Adults. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Fri 6 - 9 p.m., Sat 1 - 6 p.m. $70 includes both days. Challenge your perception of community and the world, the ideas you create and what inspires you.

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

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

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

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ARCHERY CLASS (REGISTER) 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks hmeyer@murfreesborotn.gov

Ages 7 - 13. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $3. Learn the parts of the bow and shooting technique, then try your hand at shooting.

BORO YOGA FEST

615-796-1335 | boroyogafest.com

All ages. Cheval Manor, 7052 W. Gum Road, Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $39 - $49. Participate in a day of yoga featuring Ashtanga, Kundalini, Restorative and more. Proceeds benefit Eat Breathe Thrive.

BRIAN REGAN

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

Ages 16+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $49.50 $69.50. A night of stand-up comedy.

All ages. MTSU’s Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102, 1500 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. John Wallin presents “Stone Circles and Archeoastronomy” followed by telescope viewing.

CERAMICS FOR BEGINNERS: WHEEL THROWING AND HAND-BUILDING WORKSHOP (REGISTER)

mtsu.edu/physics

See Thursday, March 19.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT (REGISTER)

CREATIVE ZONE: EMBELLISHED INSTRUMENTS

FREE SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

FREE MTSU STAR PARTY

NASHVILLE ELVIS FESTIVAL

See Monday, March 16.

See Thursday, March 19.

See Monday, March 16.

more while you enjoy an evening to yourself.

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/pno

Ages 4 - 12. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 5:30 - 9 p.m. $20 first child, $15 siblings. Drop the kids off for a movie, dinner, educational games, food science exploration and

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615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org

Adults. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. $46.40 members, $58 non-members. Dive into the world of clay learning different methods while creating up to three pottery dishes.


CHALLENGE ISLAND MARCH CELEBRATION WORKSHOP (REGISTER) 615-799-9331 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16725

Ages 5 - 12. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd, Fairview. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $40. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday by building leprechaun traps and making Thing 1 & 2 leap bots.

COLOR WHEELS YOU + ME PAINT PARTY (REGISTER) 615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16640

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

CREATIVE ZONE: EMBELLISHED INSTRUMENTS See Thursday, March 19.

DELMONACO WINERY EXCURSION TRAIN 615-244-9001 | tcry.org

Ages 21+. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. $80 - $160. Ride the rails with wine tastings on the train and more at the destination.

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.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE MORNING

FREE KIDSVILLE

All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. Enjoy a screening of Frozen 2.

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 W. End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Violinist Eliza Cho helps kids explore how new music expands minds and ears, then make art inspired by the music.

FREE ROOTS: YOUTH EXHIBITION

NASHVILLE ELVIS FESTIVAL

ROYALLY FUN COOKIE CLASS: SPRING FLOWERS (REGISTER)

615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

FREE FUN WITH MIRA

615-514-1000 | oprymills.com

All ages. Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Discover Disney Junior’s new series, Mira, with special activities, photos ops and more, including a chance to win a $50 shopping spree from the Disney Store. Character appearances not part of the event.

GOAT CUDDLING (REGISTER) See Saturday, March 7.

FREE HEART OF TENNESSEE AVICULTURE SOCIETY EXOTIC BIRD & PET EXPO

615-739-0631 | midtnbirdclub.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.

FREE ISPY: KITES FLYING

615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bring your own kite or build one with provided materials, then head out to fly it.

FREE KIDS’ SATURDAY See Saturday, March 7.

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See Thursday, March 19.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

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

NASHVILLE SC SOCCER

615-457-8200 | nashvillesc.com

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 1 p.m. $25 - $58. Versus Columbus Crew SC.

OPEN STUDIO WITH KREATIVE KAT (REGISTER)

615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16769 erin.williams@williamsoncountytn.gov

Ages 12+. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $40. Learn specific art techniques in different media while creating in an open studio space.

RIVERBEND KIDS’ CLUB 615-468-2008 riverbendnurseries.com

All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008

Lewisburg Pike, Franklin. 10 a.m. $5. Participate in hands-on gardening activities and crafts.

See Saturday, March 14.

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

All ages. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $45. This mommy and me beginner class covers royal icing on sugar cookies.

SONGWRITING 101: HIGHWOMEN STYLE

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

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

SPRING FLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOP (REGISTER) 615-254-6744 oshinashville.com

Adults. OSHi Floral Design, 215 Sixth Ave N., Nashville. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $30. Enjoy light bites and iced tea while arranging spring flowers.

WILDFLOWER HIKE (REGISTER) 615-370-4672 | owlshill.org

Ages 13+. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $12. Take in the spring colors on this hike.

YOGA UNDER THE STARS (REGISTER)

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org

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

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See Thursday, March 19.

DOLL HAIR SALON SPECTACULAR (REGISTER)

800-247-5223 | americangirl.com/ retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 11 a.m. - 12 p.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.

The Price is Right Live! comes to TPAC March 24 - 25. Maybe you’ll be called to “come on down” to play and take a spin at the giant wheel.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

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

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

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FREE NUTS & BOLTS SOCIETY (REGISTER)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Ages 8 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Use science, math, engineering and creativity to dive deeper into the world of robotics.

See a free screening of Frozen 2 at Linebaugh Library, Saturday, March 21. FREE HEART OF TENNESSEE AVICULTURE SOCIETY EXOTIC BIRD & PET EXPO See Saturday, March 21.

JR. CHEF CHOPPED COMPETITION (REGISTER) 615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

boro. 1 - 4 p.m. $55. Modeled after the TV show Chopped, kids will get a basket of mystery ingredients to produce a delicious masterpiece as the clock ticks.

NASHVILLE ELVIS FESTIVAL See Thursday, March 19.

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: GOING ON A BEAR HUNT (REGISTER) 615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Take a walk, make a craft and hunt for “bears.”

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE! 615-782-4040 tpac.org

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HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: PACK ANIMALS (REGISTER) 615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Work on teambuilding activities inspired by the animal kingdom.

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $49.50. The interactive game show offers audience members to play games for prizes just like the TV show.

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS BIRD NEST CANVAS PAINTING (REGISTER)

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA AND MOVIE

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

Adults. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 6 - 8 p.m. $20. Paint a bird nest with robin eggs on a black canvas.

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. 6:30 p.m. $15. Participate in a Harry Potter trivia contest with a $100 cash prize then enjoy a screening of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone.

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

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

BUILD YOUR OWN PIZZA (REGISTER)

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LIL’ LEARNING LANE: RACE TO READ (REGISTER)

FREE HIKE WITH A NATURALIST

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 Violet the Pilet, make paper planes to race.

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5 p.m. $12. Create and bake your own pizza, enjoy root beer floats and make a pizza craft for your doll.

Ages 12 & younger can participate in the Crappie USA Classic’s Kids’ Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, March 28.

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FREE FANDOM FEST MINI-CON 615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

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

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

Ages 12 - 18. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 2 - 6 p.m. A Super Smash Brothers ultimate tournament, fruit sushi cooking class, cosplay workshop, photo booth and more.

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com

HOMESCHOOL CLASS: EXPLORING PLANT DYES (REGISTER)

SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 12:30 - 2 p.m. or 2:30 - 4 p.m. $10. Learn about natural dyes that can be created with different plants, then participate in crafts.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: PACK ANIMALS (REGISTER) See Tuesday, March 24.

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.

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $50 $500. Versus the Los Angeles Kings.

704-376-6594 southernshows.com/wna

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 adv/$15 dos 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 Dancing with the Stars’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy), the popular Firefighter Fashion Show, princess meet and greet ops for young girls, a Fido fashion show and more.

FREE SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB (REGISTER)

FRI 27

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE!

615-799-5544 | bowiepark.org

See Tuesday, March 24.

THU 26

FREE BIG KIDS CLUB See Thursday, March 5.

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.

PAINTING WITH AR WORKSHOP (REGISTER) 800-247-5223 | americangirl.com/ retail/nashville.php

Ages 6+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd, Franklin. 6:30 - 8 p.m. $31. Get creative by painting on wood plaques or stenciling with paint on canvas pillows and totes. Then enjoy a light snack.

SMYRNA STROKES (REGISTER) townofsmyrna.org

Ages 14+. Smyrna Train Depot, 98 Front St., Smyrna. 6 - 8 p.m. $10. Celebrate the arrival of spring by creating a bee painting.

SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW See Thursday, March 26

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BLUEBIRD BOX BUILDING WORKSHOP (REGISTER) landtrusttn.org

Ages 5+. Glen Leven Farm, 4000 Franklin Pike, Nashville. 9 - 11 a.m. $30 for up to five people. Learn about bluebirds and the benefits of having a bird box in your backyard while you build two next boxes — one to take home and one to be installed about the farm’s nature trail.

FREE CANNONSBURGH YARD SALE

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All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro. 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Shop for treasures of all kinds.

FREE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

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All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 10:30 a.m. Nashville Ballet presents this tale that explores the value of diversity through the perspective of a mighty lion.

CHALLENGE ISLAND MARCH CELEBRATION WORKSHOP (REGISTER) 615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16779

Ages 5 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. $40. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday by building leprechaun traps and making Thing 1 & 2 leap bots.

615-862-5860 library.nashville.org

See Wednesday, Feb. 4.

See Wednesday, Feb. 4.

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

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FREE TEEN THEATER — AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Ages 13+. East Branch Library, 206 Gallatin Ave., Nashville. 3 p.m. Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. Rated PG-13.

FREE NATURE PLAY DAY

615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

FREE AMPHIBIAN HIKE (REGISTER)

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

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS FREE CRAFTERNOON (REGISTER)

i2 MAKER LAB: TECHNIQUES FOR MINIATURES

Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 1:30 p.m. Make themed craft projects.

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. $25 members, $40 non-members. Learn basic techniques for creating and painting your own miniatures while learning to generate 3D printing custom pieces.

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

FREE CRAPPIE USA CLASSIC’S KIDS’ FISHING RODEO 615-452-7719 | crappieusa.com

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.

CUMBERLAND PLATEAU WATERFALL HIKE (REGISTER) 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 12+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. $15. Join Outdoor Murfreesboro for a four-mile hike to one of Tennessee’s waterfalls. Bring water and close-toed shoes. Transportation provided.

FREE EASTER BUNNY ARRIVAL & EGG HUNT

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Ages 12 & younger. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kids can bring their baskets to search for candy-filled eggs in different age groups as they welcome the arrival of Peter Cottontail. Egg-hunt registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Food Court near the kiddie rides.

FREE EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

866-704-3000 streetsofindianlake.com

All ages. Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live entertainment, lawn games, crafts, food, giveaways and Easter egg hunts for ages 0 - 3, 4 - 6 and 7 - 10 with golden egg prizes. Rain date is Saturday, April 4.

FOODS OF JAPAN KIDS’ CLASS (REGISTER)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

FREE ISPY: AMPHIBIAN EXPLORATION 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Explore the watery worlds of the nature center on a quest for amphibians.

JUKE BOX SATURDAY NIGHT 615-786-0186 | academyparktn. wcparksandrec.com

All ages. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7 p.m. $10. Take a dance lesson before the 5 Points Swing Band begins to play.

SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW See Thursday, March 26.

UNICORN CAMP (REGISTER)

FREE KIDS’ SATURDAY

FREE NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET

Ages 4 - 14. Harris Riding Academy, 6331 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. $80. Follow the rainbow path through the barn to ride a unicorn, listen to a magical fairytale, make a special wish bracelet, make unicorn slime, embark on an egg hunt, have fun at the glitter stations and enjoy treats like unicorn poop cookies.

See Saturday, March 7.

See Friday, March 27.

FREE KIDSVILLE

PAJAMA JAM (REGISTER)

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org

Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 9 - 10 a.m. $20. This dress-like-your-doll PJ party features treats and danceable beats, social games, crafts and more.

FREE WONDERLAND EGG HUNT

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.

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Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 W. End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore the role of color in art, then mix paint and create a color wheel.

FREE LEGO PLAYTIME

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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.

MAD HATTER TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

GOAT CUDDLING (REGISTER)

Ages 2 - 12. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville. 10 & 11:30 a.m. $30 ($25 each additional child). Join Wonderland characters for tea, snacks and games in the woodlands area.

See Saturday, March 7.

FREE MID TN BABY & BEYOND EXPO

615-824-2818 hendersonvillechamber.com

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 5 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. $50. Learn to make spring rolls with sweet chili dipping sauce, sushi rice, shrimp tempura rolls, California rolls, chicken teriyaki and more.

There’s interactive fun for little kids during Family Day at Nashville Ballet’s Studio on Sunday, March 29.

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All ages. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 525 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Exhibitor booths with products and services for new and expectant parents, educational seminars, giveaways, outdoor fun and more. Plus, inflatables and games for kids.

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RACCOON LOG RIDE

615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

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

RELIEF PRINTMAKING WITH HATCH SHOW PRINT 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 & 11 a.m., 12 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn about relief printmaking and make a print to take home.

615-556-7370 | facebook.com/harrisridingacademy

WILDFLOWER HIKE (REGISTER) Ages 13+. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $12. Take in the spring colors on this hike.

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

Ages 12 & younger. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville. 9 a.m. Egg hunts, crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, character appearances and more. Agespecific hunts are as follows: 9:30 a.m. (ages 4 & younger), 11 a.m. (ages 5 - 8) and 12:30 p.m. (ages 9 - 12).

FREE YA BOOK CLUB

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

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THINGS TO DO: DAILY EVENTS S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $40. Explore earth and the universe around it while wandering into the wetland habitat, looking at clouds, discovering rockets, learning about planets and stars, and more.

FREE FIRST SHOT SKILLS ACADEMY SPRING BREAK CAMP

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 8 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 12 - 4 p.m. This camp includes dance, sports, character building, STEAM and cultural arts.

HOMESCHOOL ART CLUB (REGISTER)

Make a splash with your wee ones during the Egg Dive at Longview Rec Cetner’s indoor pool on Sunday, March 29.

615-799-9331 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 17041

SUN 29

fluid mechanics, surface chemistry and viscosity in science explorations.

Ages 7 - 12. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview. Mondays, March 30 - May 4 from 1 - 2 p.m. $120. Explore a variety of art mediums and techniques while learning to draw and paint.

615-859-3458 rivergate-mall.com

FREE NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET

KIDS BAKING CAMP (REGISTER)

FREE CARING BUNNY All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 9 - 11 a.m. Families who have children with special needs can spend a morning with the Easter Bunny in quieter, more sensory-friendly environment.

EGG DIVE (REGISTER)

615-302-0971 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 16462

Ages 12 & younger. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. $5. Dive into the indoor pool and splash around gathering eggs for prizes, then meet the Easter Bunny. Special needs at 2 p.m., ages 0 - 5 at 3 p.m., ages 6 - 8 at 3:45 p.m., ages 9 - 12 at 4:30 p.m.

FAMILY DAY AT THE BALLET 615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com/familyday-2020

All ages. Nashville Ballet Studios, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville. 12 - 3:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 ages 12 & younger. This festival includes movement activities for little kids, games, arts and crafts, a Nashville Ballet performance of Carnival of the Animals, and more. Performance times are 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.

i2 MAKER LAB: SUMINAGASHI FLUID DYNAMICS 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 8+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. $25 members, $40 nonmembers. This ancient Japanese form of paper-marbling creates beautiful patterns while harnessing the power of

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FREE RUBIK’S CUBING CLUB (REGISTER) 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Connect with other cubers while learning to tricks and techniques to solve the Rubik’s Cube faster. Participants must have prior cube-solving knowledge.

SHINE YOUR LIGHT YOUTH VOCAL COMPETITION AUDITIONS 615-786-0186 rayoflighttn.com

Ages 5 - 18. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 2 - 5 p.m. $30. Kids can try out for a vocal competition (April 4 at 6 p.m.) benefiting Vanderbilt Children’s hospital in honor of Ray of Light TN.

SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW See Thursday, March 26.

WELLIEWISHERS FRIENDSHIP TEA PARTY (REGISTER)

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

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CAMPOLOGY SPRING BREAK CAMP: EARTH AND SPACE EXPLORERS (REGISTER) 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/camps

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. Today through Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $250. Learn knife skills, reading and understanding recipes, measuring and more while making goodies like pies, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, fudge and more.

SPRING BREAK HORSE CAMP (REGISTER)

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Ages 5 - 17. Harris Riding Academy, 6331 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro. Today through Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $50 single half day, $80 single full day, $250 half day week, $375 full day week. Meet the herd of horses, ride in group lessons, study different equine topics, make horse crafts, participate in grooming, learn paddock safety and more.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM: BUSY BEES (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 youth. Make crafts themed around well-known pollinators.

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Ages 12 - 18. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 2 - 6 p.m. A Super Smash Brothers ultimate tournament, fruit sushi cooking class, cosplay workshop, photo booth and more.

FREE FIRST SHOT SKILLS ACADEMY SPRING BREAK CAMP See Monday, March 30.

PET PHOTO NIGHT (REGISTER)

615-859-3458 | rivergate-mall.com/ events/pet-photo-nights All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 5 - 8 p.m. Photo package prices vary. Bring your furry family member for a pic with the Easter Bunny. Photo package prices vary.

SPRING BREAK HORSE CAMP (REGISTER)

See Monday, March 30.

SPRING BREAK NATURE QUEST (REGISTER)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 6 - 12. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $6. Hike to the campground to participate in archery and enjoy a campfire lunch, followed by games and meeting live animals.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAM: IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (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 youth. Learn about contributions by Irish-Americans, and pay homage to traditional Irish culture through crafts and dance.

TODDLER TUESDAY 615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

Ages 1 - 4. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 10 - 11 a.m. $5 todders and their siblings, free for parents. Explore airplanes while flying model ones, then learn about life on the 19th century farm.

YOGA AT THE HERMITAGE 615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

Adults. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. Tuesdays, March 31 - May 19 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $10 per class or $70 for all eight. Small World Yoga leads this class suitable for beginner to advanced yoga practitioners.


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Kids can join Rico the Roughrider for a musical journey into the American Wild West with Nashville Symphony’s Family Series concert, plus music listings for all around town.

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Nashville Rep wraps up its 35th season with Mary Poppins; the Nashville Irish Step Dancers present Celtic Rhythms on Fire; plus, more happenings this month.

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SAYING IT!

Entertainment Editor Chad Young’s musings on the local arts scene.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS • The Theater Bug’s Artistic Director Cori Laemmel discusses Oddly Puddle.

• Nashville Symphony’s Enrico LopezYanez on March concerts for families. Read them online at NASHVILLEPARENT.COM.

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CELEBRATE NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC POSTER SHOP Hatch Show Print 224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville Thru April 12 Step back through history to marvel at posters while learning about the techniques used to create these works of art.

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f you’ve lived in Nashville long enough and are at least remotely plugged into our town’s music history, you know the signature look of a Hatch Show Print poster. Celebrating nearly a century and a half, Hatch is one of the oldest active poster print shops in America. The shop has a rich history of marrying music (and other events) with art. The exhibit Every Poster Tells a Story: 140 Years of Hatch Show Print takes you back to its founding in 1879 and brings you through pivotal periods of its history into its modern-day mantra: “preservation through production.” Art-loving kids will surely marvel at the posters, blocks and other memorabilia on display. Every month, Hatch hosts free letterpress workshops for kids of all ages (this month it’s on Sunday, March 8). The exhibit is located in the Community Corridor that connects the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to the Omni Hotel, viewable 24 hours a day. Admission is free. Call 615-577-7710 or visit hatchshowprint.com.

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THINGS TO DO: ART GALLERY LISTINGS

This piece of art — by 10th grader Brady Loughry from Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro — is part of the Roots: Youth Exhibition on display this month in the Steve Matthews Gallery at Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center.

THE ARTS COMPANY

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

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

BENNETT GALLERIES

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

BERGER GALLERY AT THE ARTS CENTER OF CANNON COUNTY 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury 615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com • March exhibits include landscape artist Justyna Kostowska and mixedmedia art by Shannon Juliano.

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

• Currently on display are Artists in Residence 1888-Present: Fisk Faculty & Alumni Show and 615 North • Thru Sept. 12: Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar

CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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

The art gallery hosts rotating exhibits throughout the year.

CHEEKWOOD

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

• Thru March 2: Orchids in the Mansion • Thru March 15: 2020 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition

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• Thru March 29: 2020 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Hiroshi Sato

FRIST ART MUSEUM

919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 | fristartmuseum.org

• Thru May 1: Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters on the Altar • Thru May 17: The Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later • Thru May 31: J.M.W. Turner: Quest for the Sublime • March 13 - June 28: Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange • March 13 - June 28: Return to Sender

GALLERY 202

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

• Local, regional and national artists on display.

GROUND FLOOR GALLERY

942 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville 615-478-1467 | groundflrgallery. com • Opening March 7: Stories of the South: A Photographic Exhibition

HATCH SHOW PRINT’S HALEY GALLERY

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

LEU ART GALLERY & GALLERY 121 AT BELMONT UNIVERSITY

THE RYMER GALLERY

• March 9 - April 3: 25th Annual Student Exhibition by Belmont Art Students • March 16 - May 1: Identity, Femininity & Spirituality by Shin-hee Chin and Suki Kwon

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

1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville belmont.edu/omore

MONTHAVEN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

1017 Antebellum Cir. Hendersonville 615-822-0789 monthavenartsandculturalcenter. com

• Feb. 8 - March 8: Undertones: Black Women Rise

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

• Thru March 7: Skopeloakland: Monotypes by Sarah Smelser • March 12 - April 15: Form Line Shape Space | a Juried National Drawing Exhibit

OZ ARTS

6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org

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

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LEIPER’S CREEK GALLERY

• Permanent: The Cowan Collection of American Art

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

2500 West End Ave., Nashville 615-862-8431 | nashville.gov/parks

RED ARROW GALLERY

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

• Thru March 7: BEAST by Dana Oldfather • March 14 - April 5: Desmond Lewis

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STEVE MATTHEWS GALLERY AT BRADLEY ACADEMY MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER

415 S. Academy St., Mufreesboro 615-962-8773 | bradleymuseum.com • Roots: Youth Exhibition shows more than 500 pieces of art by K - 12 students in Rutherford County Schools. March 14 shows grades K - 5; March 21 shows grades 6 - 12. 5 - 7 p.m.

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

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

• Thru March 8: Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom • March 19 - June 7: Dream for Light Years: Ali Smith and Michael Alec Rose

YORK & FRIENDS FINE ART GALLERY

644 W. Iris Drive, Nashville 615-352-3316 yorkandfriends.com

• More than 30 artists on display capturing fine Southern living.


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THE GOLD RUSH: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL ADVENTURE Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Place, Nashville Saturday, March 14 This Nashville Symphony Family Series concert beckons your kids to explore the Wild West through music.

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xperience a wonderfully wild foray into the landscape of American composers when the Nashville Symphony takes you and your kids on a musical adventure into the Wild West! It’s a search for gold during this Family Series installment, The Gold Rush. “The show’s premise starts when gold has been discovered in California, and my character, Rico the Roughrider, is looking for adventurous young folks to join him on the trail across America,” says Nashville Symphony Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yanez. Expect to hear the music of greats like John Philip Sousa, Rossini, Copland and others. It’s a sensory-friendly environment, and be sure to arrive an hour early so your kids can enjoy lots of hands-on activities prior to the 11 a.m. concert. Tickets are $16 - $35. Call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.

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THINGS TO DO: MUSIC LISTINGS 3RD & LINDSLEY

818 Third Ave. S., Nashville 615-259-9891 | 3rdandlindsley.com • March 1: Sierra Hull 8 p.m. $17 • Every Mon: The Time Jumpers 8 p.m. $20 • March 3: Brian Thomas 6 p.m. Free • March 4: Keith Burns 6 p.m. Free • March 6: Bart Crow 8 p.m. $12 • March 7: Trigger Hippy 8 p.m. $18 • March 8: Kelsey Waldon 8 p.m. $12 • March 11: Dave Barnes 7:30 p.m. $20 - $250 • March 12: Layla Tucker 6 p.m. Free • March 14: World Turning Band 8 p.m. $15 • March 17: Sixwire & Friends 8 p.m. $10 • March 19: Hurricane Ruth 7 p.m. $10 • March 20: Vinyl Radio 8 p.m. $17 • March 21: Robben Ford 8 p.m. $20 • March 29: Brandy Clark 8 p.m. $28.75

THE BASEMENT

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

• March 1: Miss Mojo, Emily Chambers Your Neighbors 8 pm. $8 adv/$10 dos • March 2: James Steinle with Jace Everett 7 p.m. $5 adv/$8 dos • March 4: The Mattson 2 7 p.m. $12 adv/$15 dos • March 4: David Adam Byrnes, Tom O’Connor 9 p.m. $10

• March 5: Sir Woman 9 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • March 6: Lowen 7 p.m. $10 • March 6: Mki Fiki, Fulton Lee, Ally Burgess 9 p.m. $10 • March 7: Caleb Johnson 9 p.m. $10 adv/$15 dos/$60 VIP • March 9: Jamie McLean Band 7 p.m. $8 adv/$10 dos • March 11: Kate Bollinger 7 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • March 12: Bendigo Fletcher 7 p.m. $10 • March 13: Thomas Csorba 7 p.m. $10 • March 15: Maya de Vitry, Courney Hartman 8 p.m. $8 adv/$10 dos • March 16: MIMI Monday Mariah Care Tribute 9 p.m. $12 adv/$15 dos • March 18: The Dales 7 p.m. $10 • March 18: Rascal Martinez 9 p.m. $8 adv/$10 dos • March 19: Zach Deputy 9 p.m. $15 • March 21: Sammy Miller and The Congregation 6:30 p.m. $10 • March 21: Little Bird, The Hails, Rare Creatures 9 p.m. $10 • March 25: Kaina, Sen Morimoto 7 p.m. $12 adv/$14 dos • March 26: Gabe Lee, Lone Hollow 7 p.m. $8 adv/$10 dos • March 27: Sweet Lizzy Project 9 p.m.$10 adv/$12 dos • March 28: Craig Gerdes 7 p.m. $10

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BRIDGESTONE ARENA

• March 1: Dan Deacon w/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat 8 p.m. $12 adv/$15 dos • March 3: ELOHIM 8 p.m. $20 • March 5: Rage Against the Machine Tribute 8 p.m. $10 • March 6: Fruition w/ Katie Toupin 9 p.m. $15 adv/$18 dos • March 7: Archers of Loaf w/ Peachy 9 p.m. $25 • March 10: Hailey Whitters w/ Ben Burgess 8 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • March 11: Damon Johnson 7:30 p.m. $18 adv/$20 dos • March 12: Black Lips 8:30 p.m. $18 adv/$20 dos • March 13: Rumours - A Fleetwood Mac Tribute 9 p.m. $18 adv/$20 dos • March 14: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers 8:30 p.m. $10 adv/$12 dos • March 16: Rare Hare 12 8 p.m. $10 • March 17: The Ataris 8 p.m. $13 adv/$15 dos • March 19: Tow’rs w/ A Boy and His Kite 8 p.m. $12 adv/$14 dos • March 20: John Moreland 9 p.m. $20 adv/$22 dos • March 22: Life of Agony 6:45 p.m. $18 adv/$23 dos • March 26: Lillie Mae & Aubrie Sellers 7:30 p.m. $15 adv/$18 dos • March 27: The Brook and the Bluff 9 p.m. $15 • March 28: TAUK w/ three Star Revival 8:30 p.m.$16 adv/$18 dos • March 31: The Birthday Massacre 8 p.m. $20 adv/$23 dos

• March 4: Post Malone 7:30 p.m. $53.50 - $503.50 • March 6 - 7: Dan + Shay 7 p.m. $49.50 - $199 • March 25: Nick Cannon’s MTV Wild N’ Out $29.50 - $299.99 • March 27: Billie Eilish 7:30 p.m. $39.50 - $235

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

THE BLUEBIRD CAFE

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

EmmyLou Harris plays the Bluebird Cafe on Saturday, March 21, alongside Matraca Berg and Leslie Satcher. Tickets are $25.

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• March 3: Mary Hartman, Joel Shewmake, Jayce Hein & David Corley 6 p.m. •March 5: Olivia Rudeen & Friends 6 p.m. • March 6: Rob Harris & Friends 6:30 p.m. • March 7: James Casto, Cindy Morgan, Shannon LaBrie and Carole Ford 6:30 p.m. • March 8: Sarah Gayle Meech 6 p.m. • March 9: Mike Henderson Band with Michael Rhodes & Kevin McKendress 9:30 p.m. $15 • March 12: Cindy Bullins, Deborah Holland, Gary Nicholson & Wendy Waldman 9 p.m. $15 • March 13: Don Schlitz, Jelly Roll Johnson 9:30 p.m. $20 • March 14: Rob Crosby, Matthew Crosby, James Dean Hicks & Angela Kaset 9:30 p.m. $15 • March 18: Michelle Malone, Angela Kaset, Rhoderic Land & Ross Newell 9 p.m. $15 • March 19: Locwood Barr 6 p.m. • March 21: Matraca Berg, EmmyLou Harris, Leslie Satcher 9:30 p.m. $25

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CANNERY BALLROOM

1 Cannery Row, Nashville 615-251-3020 | mercylounge.com All shows are 18+ unless otherwise noted • March 12: Devin Townsend 7 p.m. $28 - $30 (all ages) • March 25: Brian Fallon 8 p.m. $30 - $35 • March 26: Blue October 8 p.m. $32 - $35 •March 31: Circa Survive 7:30 p.m. $25 - $30

CAPITOL THEATRE

110 W. Main St., Lebanon 615-784-4014 | capitoltheatretn.com • March 1: Debi and the Doowops 3 p.m. $12 - $20 • March 21: Vinyl Country 7 p.m. $20

CITY WINERY

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

• March 1: Webb Wilder 8 p.m. $15 - $22 • March 3 - 4: Raul Malo 8 p.m. $50 - $60 • March 5: WHO KNEW: Women Who Rock 6:30 p.m. $20 • March 8: Dar Williams 8 p.m. $20 - $30 • March 15: Bullet the Blue Sky U2 Tribute 8 p.m. $12 • March 22: Josh Kelley 8 p.m. $15 $20 • March 31: Brett Dennen 8 p.m. $99

CMA THEATER

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

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

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All of these performances are free with museum admission ($25.95 adults, free ages 18 & younger in Davidson & surrounding counties) • March 1: Mike Bub 1 p.m. • March 7: Don Schlitz • March 14: Mitch Rossell • March 21: Mike Dekle • March 28: Jessi Alexander • March 29: Ellen Angelico


THE COWAN

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

• March 6: Protoype and Jantsen 9 p.m. $15 adv/$25 dos • March 8: Fit for a King 6 p.m. $21 adv/$24 dos • March 9: Olivia O’Brien 7 p.m. $19 adv/$24 dos • March 12: Geoff Tate 7 p.m. $28 adv/$32 dos • March 13: Macy Gray 7 p.m. $26 adv/$30 dos • March 14: Spag Heddy 9 p.m. $15 adv/$25 dos • March 21: Sir Mix-A-Lot 7 p.m. $22 adv/$26 dos • March 27: 3LAU 9 p.m. $20 - $35 • March 28: The Lacs 7 p.m. $18 adv/$20 dos

THE END

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

• March 1: Bodysnatcher 7 p.m. $13 - $15 • March 2: Neil Zaza 8 p.m. $15 - $20 • March 3: Dreamland Experience with Whitney Woerz, Lola Bates, Blue Light District & Dr. So 7 p.m. $5 • March 4: Xavier Wulf, Minus Love (all ages) 6:30 p.m. $20 - $50 • March 5: Reece Young 8 p.m. $7 $10 • March 8: Carousel Rogues 7 p.m. $12 • March 10: Terror, Kublai Khan 7 p.m. $20 March 11: Bilmuri, Embracer 7 p.m. $12 - $14 • March 12: Graduating Life, King of Heck 7:30 p.m. $13 - $15 • March 14: Silent Planet 7 p.m. $18 - $20 • March 15: Flatfood 56 8 p.m. $8 • March 17: Brooke Thompson 8 p.m. $5 • March 19: Taco Mouth 8 p.m. $7 • March 27: Orthodox 7 p.m. $13 - $15 • March 31: Father 8 p.m. $20

EXIT/IN

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

• March 3: Yves Tumor 8 p.m. $18 • March 5: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 7 p.m. $15 • March 6: Saved by the ‘90s 9 p.m. $12 • March 7: Alanna Royale 9 p.m. $15 • March 13: Social House 8 p.m. $20 • March 14: Metal for Marsupials 9 p.m. $10 • March 20: Asgeir 9 p.m. $20 • March 21: Post Animal 9 p.m. $15 • March 22: The Queers 8 p.m. $15 • March 25: Porches 8 p.m. $20

FRANKLIN THEATRE

419 Main St., Franklin 615-538-2076 | franklntheatre.com • March 4: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 8 p.m. $58 - $73 • March 13: Farewell Angelina 8 p.m. $33 - $43 • March 15: Sandi Patty 7 p.m. $55.50 - $65.50 • March 26 - 29: The Aretha Legacy: A Musical Tribute to the Queen of Soul Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat - Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $52 - $88 (tickets available at studiotenn.com)

FRIST ART MUSEUM

919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 | fristartmuseum.org All performances are free • March 6: The Freedom Coalition 6 p.m. • March 12: Mondo Bistro 6 p.m. • March 13: Sonja Hopkins 6 p.m. • March 15: Jazz on the Move 3 p.m. • March 20: Tim Gartland 6 p.m. • March 26: Colin O’Brien 6 p.m. • March 27: Rae Hering 6 p.m.

GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE

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

• Every Tue, Fri & Sat (plus Wednesdays, March 18 & 25: Grand Ole Opry (classic and contemporary country artists) 7 p.m. $45 - $110 • March 22: King of the Road: Celebrating the Music of Roger Miller featuring Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna, Rodney Crowell, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack and others. 7 p.m. $61 - $252

THE HIGH WATT

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

• March 1: Goodie Back 7 p.m. $7 - $10 • March 2: Verite 8 p.m. $12 - $67 • March 3: Sloan 8 p.m. $20 - $22 • March 4: Tall Heights 8 p.m. $16 - $18 • March 6: U.S. Air Guitar Southeastern Regional 8 p.m. $10 • March 7: So 8 p.m. $10 • March 9: Winona Forever 8 p.m. $10 - $15 • March 10: Katie Mac 8 p.m. $10 - $12 • March 11: Lund, Guccihighwaters 7:30 p.m. $16 - $20 • March 12: The Orphan The Poet, Deal Casino 8 p.m. $13 - $15 • March 13: Beach Slang 8 p.m. $15 - $17 • March 14: Bambara 8 p.m. $10 - $15 • March 15: Billy Raffoul 8 p.m. $15 • March 16: Andrew Duhon 8 p.m. $10 - $12 • March 20: Floridian Slim, Basic Printer, The Mute Group, The Blam Blams 9 p.m. $7 - $10 • March 21: City of the Sun 8 p.m. $15 • March 24: Grieves, The Holdup 8 p.m. $15 - $75 • March 26: Noah Vonne 8 p.m. $10 • March 28: Jackson Bruck & The Dukes of Hume 8 p.m. $7 - $12 • March 31: Jackie Venson 8 p.m. $12 - $15

Catch Grammy winners Dan + Shay at Bridgestone Arena March 6 - 7. HINTON HALL, WRIGHT MUSIC BUILDING AT MTSU

1439 Faulkinberry Drive, Murfreesboro mtchoralsociety.org • March 1: Middle Tennessee Choral Society presents “Love is in the Air,” featuring the music of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Mozart, Puccini, and Rogers & Hammerstein. 4 p.m. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger

MARATHON MUSIC WORKS

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

• March 7: R&B Only (21+) 8:30 p.m. $29 - $60 • March 13: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

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8:15 p.m. $26 - $51 • March 15: Silversun Pickups 8 p.m.$30 - $149 • March 24: Dance Gavin Dance 6:30 p.m. $29.50 - $70 • March 27: Hot Chelle Rae 8 p.m. $23 - $98 • March 31: Thundercat 8 p.m. $25 $60

MERCY LOUNGE

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

• March 6: Wire 8 p.m. $25 • March 7: Sadler Vaden 8 p.m. $12 - $15 • March 9: The Voice: Open Mic Night 6:30 p.m. Free (21+) • March 11: Daniel Romano 8 p.m. $12 - $15

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THINGS TO DO: MUSIC LISTINGS • March 6: Becky Buller Band 9 p.m. $15 • March 7: Flashback 9 p.m. $15 • March 10: Charlie Worsham 9:30 p.m. $10 • March 11: David Grier Band 9 p.m. $15 • March 12: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley 9 p.m. $15 • March 14: Fast Track 9 p.m. $15 • March 17: 45RPM 8 p.m. $15 • March 20: Unspoken Tradition 9 p.m. $15 • March 21: Fireball Mall 9 p.m. $15 • March 26: Thomm Jutz 5 p.m. Free • March 27: Roland White Band 9 p.m. $15 • March 28: Mountain Heart 9 p.m. $15

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

• March 2: Trippie Redd 8 p.m. $35 $45 • March 13: St. Patrick’s Day Kick-Off Concert featuring Ron Block, Talisk, Thomas Gabriel, Shane Hennessy, Jessica Willis-Fisher, Aoife Scott, Gerry O’Connor and Irish music’s most award-winning trio Michael McGoldrick, John McCuscker and John Doyle • March 18: Gilberto Santa Rosa 7:30 p.m. $39.50 - $49.50

WILDHORSE SALOON

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

Scotty McCreery takes the Ryman Auditorium stage on Wednesday, March 11. • March 13: Destroyer 8 p.m. $20 • March 14: Three Rock N’ Roll Residency 8 p.m. $10 • March 17: Jonathan Wilson 8 p.m. $20 • March 19: Random Rab 8 p.m. $10 - $20 • March 20: Nashville Yacht Club Band 8 p.m. $10 • March 23: Dayglow 8 p.m. $15 • March 28: Luna Halo 8 p.m. $10 • March 31: Laura Marling 8 p.m. $20 - $25

MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM

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

• March 28: The Millennium Tour feat. Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Soulja Boy, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins, and Lloyed & Sammie 8 p.m. $54 - $269

RYMAN AUDITORIUM

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

• March 2: Collective Soul 7:30 p.m. $35 - $59.50 • March 3: George Thorogood & The Destroyers 8 p.m. $50.50 - $100.50 • March 5, 12, 19, 26: Opry Country Classics 7 p.m. $40 - $115 • March 6: Ruston Kelly 8 p.m. $24.50 - $34.50

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• March 7: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros 7:30 p.m. $59.50 - $99.50 • March 8: Fisk Jubilee Singers 7:30 p.m. $46.50 - $75 • March 11: Scotty McCreery 7:30 p.m. $26 - $45 • March 14: Coin 8 p.m. $27.50 $32.50 • March 18: Ben Rector 8 p.m. $39.50 - $99 • March 20: Nathaniel Rateliff 8 p.m. $40 - $75 • March 22: Sidewalk Prophets Great Big Family Reunion Fan Appreciation Concert 7:30 p.m. Free • March 25: CAM 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $75 • March 27: The Cadillac Three 8 p.m.$30 - $35 • March 28: Dashboard Confessional 7:30 p.m.$32.50 - $42.50 • March 29: Alan Parsons Live Project 7:30 p.m. $39.50 - $75

SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER

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

• March 6 - 7: Appalachian Spring 8 p.m. $45 - $280 • March 8: Ruben Studdard Sings Luther Vandross 7:30 p.m. $35 - $89 • March 12 - 14: Celtic Journey with

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

the Nashville Symphony 7 p.m. Thu, 8 p.m. Fri - Sat $38 - $126 • March 14: The Gold Rush: An American Musical Adventure (Family Series) 11 a.m. $16 - $35 • March 15: Jonny Lang 7:30 p.m. $29 - $78 • March 19 - 21: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony 7 p.m. Thu, 8 p.m. Fri - Sat $26 - $137 • March 22: Kool & The Gang 7:30 p.m. $51 - $124 • March 24: Judy Collins with the Nashville Symphony 7:30 p.m. $35 $100 • March 26 - 28: Disco Fever with the Nashville Symphony 7 p.m. Thu, 8 p.m. Fri - Sat $37 - $139

THE STATION INN

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

• Every Sunday: Gospel Music with Val Storey, Larry Cordle & Mike Rogers 4 p.m. $15 • Every Sunday: Bluegrass Jam 8 p.m. Free • Every Monday: New Monday with Val Storey, Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle and Friends 9 p.m. $15 • March 3, 10, 24, 31: Doyle & Debbie 7 p.m. $20 • March 5: Zoe & Cloyd and Anya Hinkle & Tellico 8 p.m. $15

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TIN PAN SOUTH We ARE “Music City,” so it’s not surprising that the world’s largest songwriters festival takes place right here in Nashville! It happens March 24 - 28, boasting more than 400 songwriters who will perform at 100 shows across 10 venues in the five-day time span. At-the-door admission ranges from $10 - $30 per show. Get the festival pass for $160. Find the complete lineup at tinpansouth.com.


Make Your Summer Plans

Civil War Officer Training Boys and Girls, ages 6-18

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Miss Mary's Academy

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Historic Travellers Rest

Summer Camp History Day Camp at Nashville's Oldest Historic House

Climbing Walls

Canoeing

Zipline Mtn Biking

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Academics, Arts, and Athletics for Girls Explore diverse summer programs and exciting new additions to the camp catalog this year! Register today. HarpethHall.org

Archaeology Camp

Swimming Bible Lessons Conveniently located 1 hour south of Nashville

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Tennessee Tales & Legends

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We are committed to providing quality dental care to families located in Brentwood and surrounding areas. We treat patients of all ages and provide comprehensive solutions for our patients’ dentistry and oral health needs. Believing in the importance of listening to our patients, we take the time to truly understand each person’s needs, goals, and lifestyle. By understanding our patients needs, we can provide solutions that will improve their health while transforming their smile into something bright and beautiful. And that makes us smile!

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THEATER &DANCE

MARY POPPINS TPAC’s Polk Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville March 26 - April 5 Nashville Rep wraps up its 35th season with a family musical for all ages.

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he world’s favorite nanny flies into TPAC’s Polk Theater this month when Nashville Rep presents the final show of its 35th season, Mary Poppins. Outside of its Christmas productions, it’s been historically rare for Nashville Rep to present a show geared toward families with kids of all ages. The Rep’s shows are usually for audiences ages 14 and older, so it’s a nice to see the company recognize the family audience and the need to serve this part of the community. This production features new music and classics from the Disney film, and with Miss Poppins’ sense of magic and adventure, your family can surely count on a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious good time! Showtimes are Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 - $60. For more info, call 615782-4040 or visit nashvillerep.org.

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THINGS TO DO: THEATER & DANCE LISTINGS

The Nashville Irish Step Dancers present their 30th Annual Celtic Rhythms on Fire dance production at Franklin’s Academy Park Performing Arts Center March 7 - 8. FREE 72 STEPS

Thursday, March 26 | All ages 615-296-2977 | nashvilleballet.com Nashville Ballet at Columbia State Community College, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia. 7 p.m. This dance performance celebrates Tennessee’s role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment while honoring the suffragists responsible for winning the right to vote.

AIRSWIMMING

March 13 - 15 | Ages 12+ 615-306-6183 thebarbershoptheater.com

The Party & SoulStir Creative at The Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $15. This play, set in 1920s England, is based on the true story of two women who have been incarcerated in a hospital for the criminally insane for having borne illegitimate children.

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS March 19 - April 9 | Ages 12+ 615-646-9977 dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m. (plus

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7:30 p.m. March 19), Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. $45 adults, $23 students. A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain. So, three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show.

FREE BALLET FOLKLORICO SOL DE MEXICO Every Sunday | All ages 615-373-9292 plazamariachi.com

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

BARELY HEIRS

March 6 - 15 | All ages 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $16 adults, $13 ages 11 & younger. All Jane needs to do to collect her inheritance is get married and wait six months, so she coerces her friend Tom to pretend to be her spouse so she can stay single and keep the money for herself.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Thru March 7 | All ages 615-554-7414 streetheatrecompany.org

ClassAct Dramatics at Street Theatre Company, 1120 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $20 adults, $15 children. An original musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale that encompasses love and forgiveness.

BIG FISH: SCHOOL EDITION March 27 - April 5 | All ages 615-646-9977 dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Fri - Sat 11 a.m., plus Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m. $19 - $27.50. The first semi-pro production through Chaffin Barn’s inaugural KidsCamp series, this musical is based on the novel by Daniel Wallace that centers on a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest, including largerthan-life stories.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

March 7 - 13 | Ages 12+ 615-893-9825 | mltarts.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave.,

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Murfreesboro. Tue - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a dysfunctional but wealthy family who gathers to celebrate aging patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday, but he’s dying of cancer and hasn’t decided which of his sons will inherit the estate.

CELTIC RHYTHMS ON FIRE

March 7 - 8 | All ages nashvilleirishstepdancers.com

Nashville Irish Step Dancers at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20 adults, $15 children. This 30th annual production is an energetic fusion of Irish dance, music and song.

THE COLOR PURPLE

March 27 - 29 | Ages 14+ 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Broadway National Tour at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $40 - $85. The epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South.


THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper.

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. This play depicts the minutiae of 25 months that to Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic.

DISNEY’S FROZEN JR.

March 6 - 15 | Ages 10+ 615-904-2787 | boroarts.org

DIARY OF A WOMBAT

Saturday, March 7 | Ages 3+ 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Monkey Baa Theatre Company at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 11 a.m. $10. Based on the classic children’s book, this play tells the story of Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia, who is bored with her daily routine.

DISNEY’S THE ARISTOCATS KIDS

March 20 - 22 | All ages 615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Perform Murfreesboro’s Homeschool Program at The Washing Theater, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10. In this feline fun musical, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Adventure ensues as

Saturday, March 7 | All ages 615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com

The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. When faced with danger, Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

ELEVATE

March 6 - 8 | All ages 615-966-5728 lipscomb.edu/theatre

Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $5 students. Lipsomb’s resident dance company, Foundation Dance Theatre, presents a production comprising several styles of dance, including jazz, ballet, tap, theater, modern and more.

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

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Sat 2 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. and Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. $23 adults, $17 ages 3 - 17. Based on the real life of Hans Christian Andersen, this world premiere musical follows

Hans’ journey from poor storyteller to one of the most celebrated writers of all time.

THE HOBBIT

March 20 - April 5 | All ages 615-826-6037 | hpactn.com

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville. Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 students. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure.

HONKY TONK ANGELS

March 27 - April 11 | All ages 615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com

The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. This jukebox musical tells the story of three Southern women who leave largely unfulfilling lives behind to travel to Nashville in the hopes of living their dreams.

ISLAND TRAP

Sunday, March 8 | Ages 12+ 615-306-6183 thebarbershoptheater.com

Destiny Theatre Experience and Phresh

Pham at The Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. 3 & 7 p.m. $15. Loosely inspired by Disney’s The Jungle Book, this one one-person mashup of lyrical poetry and live music comments on the black experience in America.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR March 3 - 8 | Ages 8+ 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Broadway National Tour at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $45 - $95. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical about the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas.

KEELY & DU

March 13 - 21 | Ages 14+ act1nashville.com

Act 1 at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. This play puts a human face on the controversial abortion topic while examining the bond between two women from opposite sides of the discussion.

LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL March 27 - April 12 | Ages 10+ 615-904-2787 | boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, this musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and their experiences growing up in Civil War America.

MARY POPPINS

March 26 - April 25 | All ages 615-782-4040 | nashvillerep.org

Nashville Rep at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Thu Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $25 - $60. The musical tale of the magical nanny.

MARY POPPINS JR.

Thru March 1 | All ages bravocreativeartscenter.com

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

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Thru March 1 | All ages 615-826-6037 | hpactn.com

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville. Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $15 students. The musical that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

The national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar comes to TPAC March 3 - 8.

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THINGS TO DO: THEATER & DANCE

Tyce Smith (center) stars in the title role in The Theater Bug’s Oddly Puddle is From Inner Space. Catch the show thru Sunday, March 8. MURDER MYSTERY SERIES: LOST IN THE WIND

ODDLY PUDDLE IS FROM INNER SPACE

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $45 adults, $23 students, $16 ages 12 & younger. Venture with The Inspector through a post-Civil War mystery and see if he can pinpoint the correct suspects ... jilted lovers, underpaid employees, mysterious gamblers?

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

March 20 - 21 | Ages 10+ 615-646-9977 dinnertheatre.com

NATURAL SHOCKS

Thru March 15 | Ages 14+ 615-681-7220 | twtp.org

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. A young woman waiting out an approaching storm brims over with quirks, stories and confessions, and as the read danger grows imminent, she reveals a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America into sharp focus.

NOISES OFF

March 13 - 29 | Ages 10+ 615-847-0934 lakewoodtheatre.org

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd.., Old Hickory. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. This play takes a hilarious look at the follies of theater folk, out-of-control egos, memory loss, passionate affairs and high-risk adventures all happening backstage.

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THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

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

PLATA QUEMADA (BURNT MONEY)

March 5 - 7 | Ages 14+ 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org

TeatroCinema at OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 8 p.m $25 - $45. Based on the infamous 1965 bank heist in Argentina, this performance combines live-action performance with video and animation.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

March 20 - April 5 | Ages 10+ 615-322-7529 | circleplayers.net

Circle Players at Lobby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 (Thu tickets are $15). This play portrays a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s and the clash over their competing dreams.

March 27 - April 11 | Ages 10+ 615-791-5007 | pull-tight.com

Pull-Tight Theater, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 students. This play within a play is a comic spoof of the whodunits popularized by Agatha Christie.

FREE SALSA AND BACHATA DANCE SHOW Every Saturday | All ages 615-373-9292 plazamariachi.com

Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville. 8 p.m. Dancers perform salsa and bachata styles.

THE TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC

March 7 - May 24 | All ages 615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Tue - Fri 9 a.m., Sat - Sun 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (some weekend dates only have one show; check website for exact schedule). $12 This NCT Snuggery production is set in a magical playground where Mama and Buddy Bear, with their pint-sized audience’s help, set out to make all that is wrong right again when complications arise with Mama Bear’s special surprise.

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

Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 students/children. A romantic comedy adapted from She Stoops to Conquer.

WILLY WONKA KIDS

March 27 - 28 | All ages academyparktn.wcparksandrec. com

WCPR’s Musical Theatre Experience Program at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 p.m. $7. Roald Dahl’s tale of the mysterious candy maker who stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in candy bars.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN March 5 - 8 | All ages audienceofoneproductions.com

Audience of One at the Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 adults, $17 ages 3 - 11. The Broadway musical based on Charles Schulz’ Peanuts characters.


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

The Risk Inside the Art

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uring a call with The Theater Bug’s Artistic Director Cori Laemmel (read my interview at nashvilleparent.com), the subject of risk-taking came up. It was in regard to doing something new with the Bug’s current show, Oddly Puddle is From Inner Space whose lead character has Down syndrome (onstage through Sunday, March 8). Laemmel’s enthusiasm for risktaking is infectious! Risk-taking is the entire point of the arts, though, is it not? I mean, what can an audience learn from the status quo? Where’s the “art” in a comfort zone? If that actually exists, it’s going to be mediocre at best. Whether it’s theater, music, dance, visual art or a combo of any or all of the above, the achievement is the struggle and challenge of creation. Pushing the envelope ... breaking the boundaries ... walking through the fear. Nothing is gained for the artist or the audience if the risk isn’t taken. I’m reminded of the risk that Gloria and Emilio Estefan took back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s when they put together Miami Sound Machine. It was a brand-new fusion of Latin and American pop musical stylings. At first, they found themselves facing huge walls of resistance when no radio station would play their music. The American pop stations told them the sound was “too Latin,” and Latin stations said they were “too American pop.” The husband-and-wife team wound up with cases of records in the trunk of their car driving all over Miami and elsewhere playing their music to folks out on the street, and eventually, their sound caught on, propelling Gloria into international superstardom. This particular piece of Estefan’s history became a big part of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! Talk about the domino effect of taking a risk decades ago. Taking risks don’t always equate with success, but the process of stepping out of what’s comfortable to try something new is valuable in itself. All of us know inside that we should try new ways, but it is the brave among us (the artists!) who GO THERE. If it’s true that the journey is more important than the destination, the biggest success stories in the arts come from the risk-takers working to master their choreography or to nail a key moment in a play or to reckon at last with the blank canvas before them. Don’t give audiences milquetoast! Give us risks! Show us what we don’t already know and lead us on!

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SUMMER & CAMPS PROGRAMS Near, far, wherever they are, your kids will have a blast this summer at one of these great, enriching opportunities. Photo courtesy of Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp.

LOCAL DAY CAMPS ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville 615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org When school’s out, summer camps at Adventure Science Center are in! From dinosaurs to space, robots and more, there’s something for everyone. Camps are for children grades PreK - 12. Registration includes an entire week of camp, a fun camp T-shirt, hands-on experiments and more. A NEW LEAF 7520 Charlotte Pike Nashville (ages 2 - 5) 4341 Pecan Valley Road Nashville (ages 5 - 12) 615-585-9790 | anewleafnashville.org Each week we will actively interact to play favorite games and sports in a friendly non-competitive atmosphere. We play soccer, kickball, basketball, badminton and frisbee. We learn gymnastics, yoga, dance, ropes courses and many forms of arts. We take care of our garden, goats and chickens at the farm. Weekly themes include science, sustainability, gardening, ecology, hand work, reading and writing stories. ANN CARROLL SCHOOL OF DANCE 1121 Harpeth Industrial Court, Franklin 615-790-6468 | anncarrollschoolofdance.com Ann Carroll School of Dance offers a performing arts camp for ages 2 - 18. Preschool camps include ballet, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, and tumbling. Camp for ages 6 - 18 consist of dance, acting and vocal performance. Call or visit our website for full details.

BILL TAYLOR’S BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE 1911 Business Campus Drive Murfreesboro | 615-890-6755 1820 N.W. Broad St. Murfreesboro | 615-893-6003 bskonline.com Let martial arts take your kids to new heights! Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate offers programs in traditional karate for ages 3 - adult. Call now to find out how to get one month free plus a uniform. BOOST AQUATICS 11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville 615-662-8989 | boostfitclub.com/aquatics 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. CAMP DAVIS, GORDON JCC 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville 615-356-7170 | campdavisnashville.com Our 90th year, your kids raddest summer yet. If it’s time for summer, it’s time for Camp Davis! A combination of our time tested traditional camp and top quality specialty tracks mean that there is something for everyone. No matter who you are or where you come from, the Camp Davis family welcomes you. CAMP OVERBROOK 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville 615-292-5734 | overbrook.edu/camp We are a co-ed, full-length summer camp offering a dedicated program for ages 3 - rising grade K campers and enrichment offerings for grades 1 - 4. Halfand full-day options. We are committed to personalized, engaging experiences with small groups and exceptional staff from our very own employees.

CAMP YI/YOUTH INC. 599 Jones Mill Road, LaVergne 615-459-3971 | campyi.org Camp Y.I. is situated on a peninsula overlooking Percy Priest Lake. Our 175 acres provides an outdoor playground for boys and girls ages 7 - 14 (overnight campers) and ages 6 - 10 (day campers). Activities include horseback riding, swimming pool, lake activities, high ropes and a climbing tower. CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY 2323-A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 615-301-3544 | cpalions.org Summer at CPA has more than 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! 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!

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THINGS TO DO: SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS — SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION — DANCE IN BLOOM 7982-A Coley Davis Road, Nashville 615-662-4819 | danceinbloom.com We offer classes for ages 2 and older in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, improv and cheer. Classes are upbeat and fun! DAVID DEATON KARATE 761 W. Main St., Hendersonville | 615-824-9111 1027 B W. Main St., Lebanon | 615-547-1754 1249 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet | 615-754-6878 daviddeaton.com Voted the #1 martial arts school in 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. DEER RUN CAMPS & RETREATS DAY CAMPS 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 615-794-2918 | deerrun.camp/camps Campers are encouraged, discover strengths, complete challenges and create lifelong memories. Premier day camps (age 5 - grade 5); adventure day camps (grade 6 - 8). Small groups are age-graded to allow for connections with other campers. THE place for your child to have a fun and memorable camp experience. FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville 615-383-4200 | fatherryan.org The fun doesn’t stop during the summer at Father Ryan! Our courts, fields, stages and classrooms are alive with pulse-pounding action in our highly soughtafter camps. From football to dance to dodgeball to art, we have something for all interests, abilities and ages. All camps are held on the Father Ryan campus and are conducted by the Irish’s impressive lineup of championship coaches, trainers and teachers. FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAMS 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville 615-369-4546 | fracamps.com With camps for grades Pre-K through eighth grade, we offer ample opportunities for enrichment and fun. Whether you are looking for a sports camp, a full-day option for your preschooler or an academic experience, we have something for everyone. Our goal is to deliver a positive and seamless experience for campers and their families. GRASSLAND DANCE ACADEMY 1111 Battlewood St. Franklin 615-790-7660 | gdadance.com 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. HARDING ACADEMY 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville 615-356-5510 | hardingacademy.org At Harding Academy, great education continues through the summer with exciting and enriching programs designed to keep young minds active. There are also a number of athletic offerings and many that are just plain fun.

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HISTORIC TRAVELLERS REST 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville 615-832-8197 | travellersrestplantation.org Our summer camps have been making history for more than 20 years! One of Nashville’s best-kept secrets, our award-winning day camps are adventurous. From exploring History’s Mysteries to Tennessee Tales, the Wave of 1812 to the Civil War, you and your camper will be amazed at how fun history can be. ID TECH CAMPS AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 888-709-8324 | idtech.com iD Tech is the world leader in STEM education with 450,000 alumni and over 20 years of experience. Summer programs for ages 7 - 19 are held at 150 prestigious campuses including NYU, Caltech and Imperial College London. Students build in-demand skills for futures in coding, game development, robotics and creative arts. JAN WILLIAMS SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND THEATRE 500 Wilson Pike Cir. Ste. 104, Brentwood 615-371-8086 | janwilliamsmusic.com Offering more than a dozen one-week and 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, A Capella Singing, Zoom Percussion Camp, GarageBand 101, Intro to Music and Piano, Piano Ensemble, Intro to Song Writing and more. LANCASTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna 615-223-0451 | lancasterchristianacademy.org LCA presents Summer Fun Camp. This is a daily fun camp where campers enjoy two field trips per week and weekly specialty camps. Specialty camps include: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, art, cheer, cooking, dance, drama, gaming and music. Jun. 1 - Jul. 31. LUCKY LADD FARMS 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville 615-274-3786 | luckyladdfarms.com Campers ages 5 - 10 explore the magic of Lucky Ladd Farms during our affordable week-long day camps. We offer exciting hands-on activities like working with farm animals plus other fun and educational outdoor interests including water play, wilderness exploration, recreational games, crafts, BB guns and archery range, pioneer lessons, pony rides and much more. Morning snack and lunch included. Extended care available. MATHNASIUM 3748 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-891-3384 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. 240D, Hendersonville 615-991-6811 3411 Memorial Blvd., Ste. 3, Murfreesboro 615-890-6284 mathnasium.com Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting – our unique approach enables us to effectively explain math concepts and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn. Like a gym membership, we allow flexible hours to come in and plug into math success!

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MOBILE MUSIC ACADEMY 615-301-8589 mobilemusicacademy.com New for 2020 is our Recording Studio Camp for teens. Kids learn the basics of audio recording from an engineer perspective. Ages 13 - 8. Jun. 22 - 26. MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY: SUMMER @ MBA 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville 615-298-5514 | montgomerybell.edu/camps 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 website and click on the “Camp” tab. MY GYM 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-371-5437 | mygym.com/brentwood 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 student-teacher ratios help children 3 months - 13 years develop excellent fitness habits in a non-competitive way. NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE 25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-254-9103 | nashvillect.org 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 theater skills, NCT has the right fit for ages 4 - 18. Most camps conclude with a sharing for family and friends. NATURALIST CAMPS AT WARNER PARK NATURE CENTER 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville 615-862-8555 | wpnc.nashville.gov Spend your summer exploring nature at Warner Park Nature Center’s Naturalist Camps! Experience the natural world through hands-on activities, close encounters with live animals, nature hikes and outdoor play. Every morning will be spent outdoors in nature exploring what fascinates you. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ages 6 - 12 years. NOVA DANCESPORT 830 Fesslers Pkwy., Ste. 114, Nashville 615-678-4347 | novadancesport.com Our summer camps for ages 5 - 14 will be filled with group warm-ups, solo dancing, partner dancing, beginning tumbling, learning how to interact with others at social events, arts and crafts, and performance training! OAK HILL DAY CAMP 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville 615-298-9583 | fpcnashville.org We believe that a child’s summer should be filled with play, in a safe and welcoming space where they know they are loved for who they are. We believe learning and community is special in places where fun and chaos can allow for growth and enjoyment. We hope you come join us. Feel the warmth and fun that is present here at OHDC!


PEACHTREE FARMS EQUESTRIAN CENTER 4819 Hwy 96 E., Arrington 615-419-1089 | peachtreefarms.com Saddle up and ride! Our equestrian camp provides extensive time with horses. Campers learn life skills through caring for and communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. 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. PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 410 DeJarmette Lane, Murfreesboro 615-904-0902 providencechristian.com PCA Summer Camps begin soon! A variety of half-day and full-day camps are offered for students entering grades K - 8. To view camp schedules, camp descriptions and register visit our website. Dates for camp are: Jun. 1 - 5, Jun. 8 - 12, Jun. 15 - 19. SONGWRITING CAMP COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org/songwritingcamp Aspiring songwriters can hone their craft, learn from professionals and make new friends. Camp includes one-on-one mentoring sessions, instrument instruction, performance coaching, demo recording, workshops led by special guests and more. Campers enjoy unlimited access to the museum galleries, participate in a group recording session at historic RCA Studio B and present a showcase on the final day. STEM BUILDERS 128 Holiday Court #120, Franklin 615-682-3032 | stembuilders.com 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.

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UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville 615-277-7377 | usn.org/summer Make USN summer camps your choice for an enriching experience. Led by faculty bringing their expertise and passion, camps offer diverse programming in sports, academics, arts and technology. Flexible morning and afternoon sessions allow either wholeor half-day experiences of fun and learning. After care until 5 p.m.

WHIPPOORWILL FARM DAY CAMP 7840 Whippoorwill Lane, Fairview 615-799-9925 | whippoorwill.com Voted one of the best camps in Nashville and a summer tradition for almost 50 years! Located in beautiful Williamson County. Campers in rising grades 1 - 11 choose their own activities every day. Activities include archery, swimming, rope adventures, pony rides, nature exploration, crafts, cooking and more. Bus transportation included. ACA accredited.

THE WEBB SCHOOL DAY CAMP 319 Webb Road, Bell Buckle, TN 931-389-6003 thewebbschool.com/academics/summer-program Co-ed, grades 3 - 7. One-week camps Jun. 8 - 12, Jun. 15 - 19, Jun. 22 - 26 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Courses include: LEGO Robotics®, outdoor adventures, art, sports games, zombie apocalypse training and more. Cost: $275 per week ($50 off for more than one week). Bus service available to Murfreesboro and Tullahoma. Check out our week-long Basketball Skills Camp and Mental Toughness & Fundamentals Basketball Camp, too!

YMCA SUMMER ADVENTURE ymcamidtn.org/day-camp This nine-week day camp program is available at school locations throughout Middle Tennessee. Offering a full-day of fun, campers will learn new skills, develop character and make new friends in a safe, supervised environment. YMCA WIDJIWAGAN DAY CAMP 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch 615-360-2267 | campwidji.org Ages 4 - 16 can discover their own adventures at Nashville’s number-one day camp! General activities include canoeing, archery, swimming, ropes activi-

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SLEEP-AWAY CAMPS CAMP CEDAR CLIFF 5 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC 828-450-3331 | campcedarcliff.org A summer adventure that lasts an eternity! We offer day camp for rising grades K - 5 and overnight camp for rising grades 2 - 10. For more information visit our website.

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THIS MONTH: Stories submitted by local moms about their lives as moms.

“To Hear His Happy Giggles ...” by Marni Vaughen

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have a very unique story. My journey to being a mom

Everything in every medical journal said that my baby shouldn’t

began when my first daughter was born 22 years ago in

be healthy. I was told again and again during my pregnancy to

1997. Her little sister followed soon after in 2002. I had

expect the very worst. But he arrived healthy and happy and is the

very complicated pregnancies and deliveries with both

light of our lives. He fills a void in our family we didn’t realize was

of them, and was told I likely could not have any more

there.

children. I suffered a miscarriage after each daughter,

I am now a 49 year old mom of a 2-year-old, my husband (we got

and while it made my heart ache with longing for another baby, we

remarried!) is 50. We are overwhelmingly exhausted all of the time

settled into life as a family of 4. Time went on, our girls grew up, and

and wondering how we are going to make this financially work —

my husband and I grew apart, resulting in our divorce. We managed

when most people are thinking about retirement, we will be going

the co-parenting thing pretty well, spending holidays and special oc-

to kindergarten class parties and T-ball games. Our two oldest are in

casions together as a family.

college, one for nursing and the other a double major in dance and

Fast forward several years. My ex-husband and I started “dating” each other again, to see where it might take us. Well, life threw us

exercise science. The stress is unbelievable at times, I feel like I am getting pulled

a complete surprise when I discovered I was pregnant at the age

in so many different directions, and we worry about our son’s future.

of 47! And to make it more interesting, I didn’t even realize I was

But all it takes is a snuggle from my little guy, or to hear his happy

pregnant until I was about 19 weeks along!

giggles, and none of the stress matters. We are truly blessed with

Our miracle baby boy was born in December 2017, five weeks

our little family, and the rest will work itself out.

early and perfectly healthy. My O/B said I was the oldest mom he had ever delivered.

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Stories submitted by local moms about their lives as moms.

MOM STORIES

“It’s a Crazy-Busy Life” by Tasha Segrest

“Beyond Blessed” by Lauren Kruse

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am a mom of three beautiful children and it all started by meeting my husband randomly in a drive way between our two mutual friends’ houses and that was almost 17 years ago ... we were married about four years later and had two girls now 8 & 10 and we were done ... or so we thought! Fast forward. We decided to reverse my husband’s vasectomy and try for the boy one more time and now we have our miracle baby boy that was not only conceived which was a miracle in itself then he came about two months premature and

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have 2 boys ages 11 and 5 ... I work one-and-a-half hours

spent seven weeks in the NICU and now is a healthy happy 2-year old! We are so beyond blessed. My days are filled with running kiddos to gymnastics and cheer classes, laundry and trips to the grocery on top of ... oh yeah, my husband and I run a contracting company in Nolensville which keeps us hustling all year long! I also love the baby music class I am able to take with my toddler on Fridays! We are super busy and the house is usually messy but having our wonderful family makes it all worth it!

from my home, but haven’t considered moving so our boys can continue to stay in school where their friends are. I go in at 7:30, so a typical morning is getting up at 4 a.m. to

get a shower, get lunches ready, pick out clothes and to the sitter’s before 6 so they can catch the bus. I then drive the long track to work, because it’s a great financial benefit for our family. After the typical work day, I drive all the way back home so the boys can be picked up by 5 from the sitter’s. Monday and Wednesday nights are church, plus any homework studying be can get slammed in there. Tuesday and Thursday nights are now typically a basketball practice night. Which leaves us no time except for dinner which sometimes is on-the-go and a quick shower before bed. Fridays are sometimes free, as every other weekend we drive three-and-half hours to spend the weekend with my step-daughter in Alabama. The weekends we are home in Tennessee consist of the boys going to visit their dad’s side of the family and then it starts all over again on Monday mornings. It’s a crazy-busy life, but we make it work.

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“I Sit Across the Room and Just Stare at Them”

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by Crystal Stupar

t all started in 2006. I got married in November, found out I was pregnant in December, then my husband deployed to Afghanistan in January. I was a new wife pregnant and alone living away from my family. Wooo! It then hit me I may have bit off more than I could chew marrying a soldier. He was gone for 15 months. I bought every kind of book to learn about being pregnant; I read What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The best book was Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy. That book made me laugh, and I felt like I had a best friend when reading that book. Being alone and not having anyone tell me I was beautiful or to rub my back when it hurt or just a simple hug was the hard part. I missed my husband so bad. Thank God for R&R (that is the two weeks they give soldiers to come home and visit during deployment). We timed it so he would be there for the birth. I was there at the airport to pick him up, and let me tell you, I collapsed in his arms and started crying when he hugged me. He told me how beautiful I looked and the happiness that came over me was indescribable. He rubbed my belly and kissed my stomach and said he can’t wait to see her. Paris Stupar was born! She made me a mommy, and I had a best friend. I knew at that moment I would never feel alone again. Daddy and Mommy were super happy! Three days after Paris was born I got Bell’s palsy. The left side of my face had no movement; it drooped as if I had a stroke. I cried because I felt so ugly, the pressure of everything got to me. My husband had to leave and finish his tour in Afghanistan. I didn’t know if I was going to see him again

and I didn’t know if my daughter was ever going to know her dad. I loved him so much and I didn’t want him to leave. Daddy made it home! Best reunion ever! I felt alive. Being married to a soldier is kinda like being a single parent. I got through by taking one day at a time. Learning from everyone about raising a baby and asking a lot of questions. And, of course, talking to my mom all hours of the night. I really never thought it would be as hard as it was. I was seriously content with just having one child. I really thought that was it for me. My mom kept saying I need to give Paris a sibling because she will have someone to play with and she will have some one to lean on when she gets older. So four years later I had another little girl, London Stupar. So I have a Paris and London. London was born in Bamberg, Germany. I have had some huge challenges. Living in the military world, I am not living around family to help me. When I need a break, I can’t just drop my kids off. They have never had a babysitter; it has always been me who watches them. The only time my husband and I go out is when we are back home visiting and my mom can watch the girls. I guess that is my fault. With everything going on in the world, I have trust issues letting someone keep my kids. But we love our family so much, and we love doing things as a family. We love to have fun together. My husband is gone all the time, so when we all are together it is such a treasure. I feel completely blessed. I sometimes sit across a room and just stare at them and think how wonderful they are and how wonderful I feel just being their mom.

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“A New Outlook” by Shalita Thomison

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don’t understand the sadness parents experience watching their children grow up. I read social media posts and articles that seem to suggest parents should feel heartbroken about their children entering new stages of their lives. My youngest son, Kenden, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Being a special needs parent, your perspective of life changes. I stop taking my abilities for granted. When he was diagnosed, I felt relief. I was so happy I finally had an answer for all the unknowns and unanswered questions. My son is 8 years old, and he isn’t able to bathe, dress or use the toilet without assistance. At all times, he requires a set of eyes on him because he is an elopement risk. His communication is comparable to an 18-month-old child. Even though he requires total care, he has really shown an extreme amount of progress. For years he didn’t talk. The first time I heard him say “Mommy,” was THE best moment in my life! With my older son, I’m able to talk with him about his future plans. He’s able to tell me all the cool things he wants to accomplish in his life. However, with Kenden it is much different. I wonder will he be with me for the remainder of his life? If so, who will care for him when I not here anymore? I’m already planning and look for resources geared toward special needs adults. I want to know what’s available and what to expect when that times comes. Every met milestone in Kenden’s life is a victory. When you watch your child not have certain abilities and he gains them, it’s amazing! Mourning your child’s promotion to the next grade or your young adult child choosing a college out of state is surprising to me. As a special needs parent, my outlook is to celebrate every significant change in my boy’s life. I want him to succeed and accomplish what I wasn’t able to do. Kenden has taught me to appreciate everything in life, even the things we feel are small.

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“We Raised a Daughter, Now We Care for Four Grandsons” by Mary Bast

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y husband and I raised one daughter. Now we care for our four grandsons. Since our daughter and her husband are active duty in the army, we now follow wherever they are stationed to help take care of their boys ranging in ages from 4 - 13. Our day is full from arriving at 5:30 a.m. so our daughter and husband can go to physical training. We get the older boys off to school, then we spend the day playing with and going places with the 4 year old. When the older boys get home, we supervise homework and take them to their sports. It’s a lot of work but we wouldn’t change a thing. It’s a blessing to spend our days with them.

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