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DAYBYDAY Birthdays: What’s Hot, What’s Not

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“Uh, what? I still call my dad ‘Daddy.’ I also have a male friend the same age as me that calls his dad ‘Daddy.’ I think both of us refer to our dads as ‘my dad’ in conversation but call them ‘Daddy’ if we are talking to our respective parents. To me, ‘Dad’ seems a little reserved? I mean, I call my mom ‘Mama,’ too. Never did the ‘Mommy’ thing, but shes always been ‘Mama.’” Alex Boyd

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“My mom still refers to her father as ‘Daddy,’ and to me he was ‘Granddaddy.’ I call my dad, ‘Dad.’ I barely remember ever calling him ‘Daddy,’ but it was a natural transition.”

“I don’t know about asking, but I definitely talked to my babies throughout the process so they’d have some idea about what was happening. The broader takeaway here needs to be that even as infants, parents should encourage their children to talk about what happens to their bodies, not simply assuming children are passively experiencing the world.” Danielle Ladd

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MIND &BODY

By Kiera Ashford

ahh, water! THE KEY TO PREVENTING DEHYDRATION IN KIDS

Without proper hydration, kids as young as 1 can suffer from a heat stroke in just more than an hour.

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mon,” says Joseph H. Wandass, III, M.D.,

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Ph.D., with St. Thomas Medical Partners.

In a study published in Forensic Science,

“However, when it does occur in children,

Medicine and Pathology, researchers found

it’s associated with extreme exercise in hot

that a 1-year-old child can suffer from heat

climates without adequate access to fluids.” Meanwhile, mild dehydration can occur in one hour or less in hot Tennessee weather or

HOT CAR ALERT The Number One Cause of NonCrash-Related Pediatric Deaths.

with vigorous exercise. One of the big problems is with younger children. “They may not recognize thirst signals since they can be very involved in playing and can become dehydrated more easily unless they’re carefully watched,” Wandass says.

The primary risk for children left in hot cars is vehicular hyperthermia (heat stroke), according to Joseph H. Wandass, M.D. Know how to keep your children safe:

ronmental stressors, it can quickly progress

• Never leave any child in a car unattended.

severe dehydration being present due to el-

“If the child is not removed from the envifrom moderate to severe dehydration,” Wandass warns. “Heat-related injury can occur even without evation of core body temperature,” he adds.

• Lock unattended car doors & trunks when you are home or out.

DEHYDRATION SYMPTOMS

• Purchase a carseat alarm.

differ depending upon the age of the child,

While the symptoms of dehydration in kids

• Create reminders by putting something you need next to your child in the backseat.

Wandass says different levels of dehydration

• If you see a child alone in a hot car, release the child or call 9-1-1 if the car’s locked.

and somewhat restless. Child may also have

tion symptoms plus the child is restless,

lethargic and irritable to touch. Older children can still be alert but feel faint when attempting to stand up.

• Severe Dehydration: Symptoms of

moderate dehydration plus the child is limp; cold; sweaty; has dark-colored extremities; muscle cramps; is lethargic or unconscious; eyes are grossly sunken; sometimes undetectable pulses. Wandass says simple dehydration will not cause a fever. However, if the child has an environmental heat-related cause for dehydration or an infection, an increase in body temperature can occur. “If dehydration is allowed to progress to severe levels, eventually the compensatory mechanisms fail leading to shock, poor blood flow to essential organs like the brain, and low blood pressure,” says Wandass.

STAY HYDRATED! So what can you do? Enforce periodic drinking every 20 - 30 minutes for your hard-playing kids even if they don’t complain of thirst. While the American Academy of Pediatrics

look like this in all ages of kids:

recommends water as the preferred beverage

older children doing strenuous exercise may

Mild dehydration: Child is thirsty, alert

sunken eyes, dry mouth, reduced urine output with a darker color, rapid and weak pulse, quick breathing, lack of tears and nausea. The soft spot on a baby’s head may be sunken.

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• Moderate dehydration: Mild dehydra-

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for children and adolescents, Wandass says benefit from commercial sports drinks containing electrolytes. “This does NOT include so-called energy drinks which can be harmful,” he adds. Kiera Ashford is associate editor and mom to three kids ages 1, 7 and 11.


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Just You

By Susan Day

>> Traveling solo this summer with the kids? Get past the dread so you can dig in.

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Traveling Solo With Your Kids

Plenty of moms are taking it upon themselves to travel alone with the kids these days. Elevate Destinations, an online travel adventure company, says they’re seeing an uptick in the number of moms willing to take kids on adventures by themselves. And while that may not sound like your idea of fun, traveling or not, you spend an awful lot of time alone with your kids. Here are nine sanity savers for summer travel adventures whether here at home or flying high in the sky: 1) CONSIDER YOUR TRAVEL SYSTEM Do you have a light-weight travel stroller? A car seat or booster that will work on the plane? If you’re traveling with a little one you’ll need to do a little brain work to get it all set in your mind how you’ll do this or that. It’s OK. You can do it. 2) RESEARCH ONLINE Check out what the airport will be like on-line if you’re flying so you know where your gate is and where the play area is. If you’re traveling by car, map out your destination and know where points of interest will be along the way. 3) TRAVEL LIGHT You don’t need to bring your entire kid’s closet. The less you bring, the happier you’ll be (and the easier it will be, too). Ournextadventure. com says don’t bring too many clothes, toys or books. Make a checklist for each child and follow it. Think through your itinerary and what you’ll need. You can always do laundry or pick up something you need in a pinch.

5) LET KIDS CARRY THE WEIGHT Use wheeled back packs and suitcases for kids who are able to pull their own, says travel.com. Allow each child a small backpack, too, so they each have their own activity items. Use your GPS tracking device to “brand” your kids’ suitcases so they can be easily found if left behind. If you’re staying at a hotel, let the kids pull their own things and help you get into the room. Kids love pressing the button for the elevator and being the first one in the room. 6) FOOD! No matter what, kids are happiest when their tummies are satisfied. Make sure you have healthy snacks and a sweet treat or two. 7) BE BRAVE AND ASK FOR HELP Strangers are more than happy to give a hand if you need one. Don’t be hard on yourself and try to grind it alone if you’re in a pinch. Go ahead and ask that nice-looking person to help you stow your luggage while you get your child seated. Flight attendants will help. So will people at the hotel and at the car rental. Reach out. 8) PREP THE KIDS Don’t just do all that planning and prepping and then expect the kids to follow along the day of. Prepare them. Let them know what to expect. Let them learn to manage their suitcase at home with a backpack on their back. This is parenting 101, people! 9) THINK “WHAT COULD GO WRONG?” This is a mental exercise that will prepare you for anything. The truth is, it’s hard to travel alone, especially with babies and toddlers.

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Having trouble solving a Rubik’s Cube? Watch this robot do it in record time in the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibit at Adventure Science Center.

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color and pattern matching through hands-on games and activities. Pop over to the Cube Symphony area where twisting and turning a cube creates music. Having trouble solving the Rubik’s Cube on your own? Hand if off to a special robot to watch it solve the cube in seconds. ASC is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. ASC rolls out a new Twilight Special starting Saturday, June 2. Anyone purchasing on-site admission two hours prior to closing time gets free admission the following day by showing their receipt. For more info, call 615-862-5160 or visit adventuresci.org.

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LOCAL NEWS

The Centennial Park Event Shelter lights up for festive fun Saturday nights, June - August.

F SWINGIN’ SATURDAYS! FREE BIG BAND DANCES CELEBRATE 35 YEARS! Centennial Park is the place to be to kick up your heels on Saturday nights, June - August.

ree family fun is always a welcome treat, and it’s even better when it’s a big to-do! This year marks the 35th anniversary of the popular Big Band Dances in Centennial Park. Each Saturday, June - August (no dance on June 30), you and your kids can head over to the park’s Event Shelter from 7 - 10 p.m. Group dance lessons, courtesy of Nashville Ballroom & Company, take place from 7 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 - 8:50 p.m. Each week features a different dance style and different live band while you kick up your heels. You can bring a picnic basket or take advantage of this year’s new food truck offerings. Two trucks will be on site each week — one savory and one sweet. In addition, a snow cone stand will be scooping refreshing cold treats. Here’s this year’s complete lineup: JUNE 2 The Establishment (swing) JUNE 9 The Jazz Alliance (waltz) JUNE 16 The Moonlighters (rumba) JUNE 23 South Jackson Street Band (tango)

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JULY 7 Guardians of Swing (swing) JULY 14 Debbi Bailes & Her Band (foxtrot) JULY 21 The Paul Ross Orchestra (waltz) JULY 28 Radio Daze (swing) AUGUST 4 The Merchants of Cool (rumba) AUGUST 11 The Lynn Beal Band (foxtrot) AUGUST 18 Rory Partin & His All Star Big Band (tango) AUGUST 25 Music City Swing (swing) MORE INFO You’ll want to bring blankets and lawn chairs as picnic tables are limited. Follow the Twitter page at twitter.com/bigbanddances for weather cancellations. Call 615-862-8440 or visit nashville.gov/parks-and-pecreation/ cultural-arts/music/free-summer-concerts. aspx to get the food truck schedule.

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LOCAL NEWS NEW ADVENTURE PARK OPENS JUNE 9 AT GORDON JCC

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whole new level of family fun and excitement is on the horizon in West Meade with the opening of The Adventure Park located on the grounds of the Gordon Jewish Community Center at 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville. Designed and built by Outdoor Ventures, the park opens on Saturday, June 9 boasting various levels of zip lines and aerial challenge bridges between tree platforms. The challenges are graded according to difficulty. There are even ones suitable for 3-year-olds taking them two-feet off the ground. Advanced areas take athletic thrill seekers up to 50 feet high. “We can’t wait to bring this wonderful experience to the people in Nashville,” says Outdoor Ventures CEO Bahamn Azarm. “It’s a fun outdoor activity, it’s wholesome, it makes people feel great, and it brings families and people together,” he adds. Summer operating hours (June 9 - Sept. 4) will be Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat - Sun 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Admission is $54 ages 12+, $48 ages 10 - 11, $39 ages 7 - 9, $18 ages 3 - 6. The park offers a two-for-one sale on its website through Saturday, June 23. For more info and tickets, visit mynashvilleadventurepark.org.

— QUICK BITS — Street Theatre’s CLASSACT DRAMATICS offers two weeks of musical theater camp this month for ages 5 - 16. Choose June 11 - 15 or June 18 - 22. Sessions take place Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and cost $200 per week. Scholarships are available. Street Theatre is located 6727 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. Pre-register at streettheatrecompany.org and click on the ClassAct Dramatics banner ... MISS MARTHA’S ICE CREAM CRANKIN’ celebrates 33 years on Sunday, June 3. From 3 - 5 p.m., your family can sample hundreds of homemade

ice cream flavors during the competition. Children’s activities will take place, too. The benefit for the Martha O’Bryan Center takes place at First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville. Tickets are $13 adults, $10 children (free ages 1 & younger). Visit marthaobryan.org/ crankin ... Your kids have a chance to be in this year’s SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Nashville Shakespeare Festival (NSF). It happens through NSF’s new Elf and Fairy Camp. One-week sessions take place Aug.

5 - Sept. 2. Instruction and rehearsals take place at the Nashville Public Television studios (161 Rains Ave., Nashville). Training and rehearsals run Mon - Wed 3:30 - 6 p.m. with performances Thu - Sun (6:20 p.m. call time; 7:30 p.m. show). To register, go to nashvilleshakes.org/school-atnashville-shakes ... THE CRAG in Nashville’s youth rock climbing program is designed to build confidence both on and off the wall along with body awareness, climbing ability and overall fitness. The center offers a free trial session for all youth ages 6 - 16. Located

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at 15115 Old Hickory Blvd., Ste. C, Nashville, call 615-922-4649 or visit iloverockclimbing. com ... Several Nashville hospitals earned an “A” in the LEAPFROG HOSPITAL SAFETY GRADE, a national patient safety watchdog. The local “A” hospitals are Saint Thomas Midtown, TriStar Centennial, TriStar Skyline Medical Center, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Hospital. To see each hospital’s full grade,visit hospitalsafetygrade.org ... The new AR WORKSHOP located at 2022A Lindell Ave. in Nashville offers 10

different four-day camp sessions taking place in June, July and August. For ages 8 - 14, projects change each day, including canvas tote bags, wood photo frames, canvas pillows and plank signs. Each four-day block is $160. Register at 615-258-5569 or arworkshop.com/ nashville ... Check out the brand-new GULCH NIGHT MARKET on Thursday, June 21 from 5 - 8 p.m. It features a curated selection of artisans, food vendors and music. Visit gulchnightmarket.com

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LOCAL NEWS

NEW FUN IN THE SUN FOR 2018 AT NASHVILLE SHORES!

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here’s a big new way to make a splash at Nashville Shores this season with the opening of it’s brand-new, gigantic floating Aqua Park. The interactive, floating playground on the lake features 40 colorful, interconnected water elements like monkey bars, wiggle bridges, hurdles, action towers, half pipe slides and more. The structure’s design allows guests to run, balance, slide and jump right on the lake. Kids must be a minimum of 7 years old and at least 48 inches tall. Life jackets are

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— QUICK BITS — Want a sneak peek at what’s coming up at NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT) before buying tickets or memberships? Make plans for NCT’s Season Preview Open House on Saturday, June 16. Tour the building and participate in a variety of hands-on

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activities starting at 12 p.m. At 2 p.m., head into the theater to experience short excerpts and songs from all of the shows on the slate for the 2018 19 season. They include: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Tuck Everlasting; Disney’s The Little Mermaid; Ghost; The Very Hungry

Caterpillar Show; and Tomás and the Library Lady. Admission is free, but you’ll need to reserve seats at 615-252-4675 or nashvillect.org ... For your next date night sans kids, consider the new HOUSE OF CARDS restaurant in downtown Nashville. It’s a swanky

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21 & older spot located under the Johnny Cash museum where roving magicians perform on the restaurant floor. There are also performers in the Magic Showroom each night. There’s a strict dress code to get in (available at the website), so plan for a fun, fancy

night dressing up. Dinner is served nightly from 5 - 11 p.m., and the bar stays open until midnight. Located at 119 Third Ave. S., Nashville, call 615-730-8362 or visit hocnashville.com.

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Here’s a baby shade tent that’s perfect for the beach because of the bowl-like base that you can either fill with water or leave empty. It offers 50+ UPF protection from the sun, too. It’s also easy to set up because all you do is unfold for it to pop open. Appropriate for ages 3 and younger.

The tent provides a spacious interior, and it pops up so no assembly is required. Two side mesh windows provide ventilation and it has two zippered doors so you can use it as a changing room. UV Guard protection is provided by silver-coated interior fabric. Secure with provided extralong stakes.

One-Touch Beach Tent $85.99 / pacificplaytents.com For a quick pop tent, this lightweight tent does all the work after you unfold it once out of the bag. The mesh top panel provides ventilation while the sides provide the shade.

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li’l shade Beach Surf Shelter $90 /easthillsoutdoors.com Quick shade — simple instructions are sewn inside the carry bag. A removable floor allows for sand play at the beach without those harmful UV rays. Water resistant and coated with UPF 50+ for protection.

Presto Cabana Tent $64.99 pacificplaytents.com It’s a shade tent you can take anywhere, even to the beach with it’s attached sand bags that you fill upon arrival. All you do to pop it up is pull a cord. No extra parts. It’s also big enough for you and a child.

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HONEY BEE

A super-sweet party theme is the HONEY BEE BIRTHDAY. Cherish the “buzz”with a party centered around bees as you celebrate your little one. All you need is: • Cute signs that include the words “honey” and “bee.” • Fruit tea in a dispenser to look like honey. • Lots of floral and greenery. The simpler the better, so try to stick with one kind of flower. • For decor, use hexagon-shaped tier shelves for cupcakes and other treats. • Make a rounded cone-shaped cake and use extra-thick icing piped around it in circle layers to create a bee hive look. • As party favors, “Busy Bee” finger puppets are available from Oriental Trading Company in bulk. $5 for 12. • Make a honey bee banner and hang it high above your table, high chair, etc.

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WOODLAND ANIMALS

Your cuddle bear will love a party filled with cute foxes, deer, owls and other animals. Create the perfect WOODLAND ANIMALS PARTY with: • Fun animal masks on card stock, cut out and taped to sticks for holding up. • Twigs, pine cones, acorns and other nature items for decor. Use wood platforms for displaying treats. • Add non-edible animal decor to your cake for a woodsy touch. Paint bark lines with brown food coloring. • Make simple mushroom cupcakes — red icing topped with white-icing dots. • An easy treat is to stick a pretzel stick in a marshmallow and dip the end in chocolate and then graham cracker crumbs. • Other snacks include tot-friendly trail mix, chips, cut-up fruit and more.

UNDER THE SEA

Throw a refreshingly cool party that’s all about ocean life with an UNDER THE SEA PARTY. Here’s what you need: • Little sea creatures to decorate your cupcakes with or “pipe on” a few fish and octopi (if you’re good with icing). • Put out a bowl of fish-shaped crackers. • Fill clear party cups halfway with blue Jell-O for an ocean look and top with whipped cream for waves and a Swedish fish. • Fill a kiddie pool with water for the littles to play in and have inflatable ocean creatures bobbing in it. • Use helium balloons and attach eight strips of color matching streamers to the bottom for floating octopi. • Make “clams” by sandwiching icing between two vanilla wafers and adding a sixlet candy for the pearl.

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DINOSAURS

From T-Rex to Brontosaurus, DINOSAURS never go out of style with young boys and girls. Create a party the kids roar about with these nifty ideas: • Use banner printables to string dinosaur banners throughout your party space. • Tie green and blue helium balloons to large dinosaur figures and set on tables. • Offer Herbivore Cups (broccoli and carrots with ranch) and Carnivore Cups (dinosaurshaped chicken nuggets) • Make “Prehistoric Dirt” cups with chocolate mousse or pudding and crushed chocolate cookies. Insert a plastic tree and top it off with a dinosaur figure keepsake. • Set up paleontologist hat decorating stations. • Games can include “Don’t Feed the Dinosaur,” “Triceratoss” and “Cross the Lava Pit.” • Host a backyard “fossil” hunt. • Do a frozen dinosaur eggs ice melt science activity. • Dinosaur Hunter Kit goody bags can include a small pair of binoculars, magnifying glass, safari-type hat and more. • Purchase dinosaur gummies in bulk for a sweet treat (nuts.com) or frosted dino-mite lollipops from orientaltradingcompany. com.

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STAR WARS

Kids of all ages love STAR WARS! Have fun getting galactic with these out-of-this-world party ideas: • Create balloon column lightsabers for decor (red, green and blue are standard saber colors). • Make Jedi robes with felt and yarn (or rope). For less than $10, you can make three robes. • Assemble Princess Leia yarn headbands. • Create lightsabers for the kids to play with using pool noodles, duct tape and electrical tape. • Have a costumed adult lead the kids in a Jedi training session. • Play a Death Star bean bag toss game. • Assemble a Darth Vader mask pinata. • Party favor bags can include exploding Death Star ball chocolates, Pop Rocks, Star Wars stickers, glow-in-the-dark bracelets and Star Wars PEZ dispensers. • Dip pretzel rods into tinted white chocolate for festive lightsaber snacks. • Make a tasty “7 Leia Dip.” • Encase a Han Solo action figure in Jell-O for a fun addition to the snack table. • Make Yoda apples out of greeen apples for a healthy party snack.

MAD SCIENTIST

Add unforgettable flair to your child’s special day with a MAD SCIENTIST PARTY. There are limitless ideas. Here are a few good ones: • Use gobs of glitter glue to create invitations. • Upon arrival, give each child an oversized smock and name badge. Use hair gel on kids to create wacky hairdos. • Have a list of wacky activities at-the-ready — Pinterest is loaded with ideas! • Have kids do a balloon inflating experiment with empty plastic bottles, vinegar, baking soda and the balloon attached to the top of the bottle. • Static Electricity Game. Kids rub blown-up balloons on their heads, then see who can pick up the most tissue paper squares on the floor with their balloon. • Serve monster burgers, buggy hot dogs, eyeball Jell-O, Rice Krispie Brains, fruit molecules (grapes and melon balls assembled with toothpicks) and punch with dry ice in it. • A brain-shaped cake with mad scientist electrodes is fun. • An exploding volcano makes the perfect table centerpiece. • Bring in a local science entertainer to demonstrate cool experiments.

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Ages 8+

SLUMBER PARTY

Be brave and spring for that SLUMBER PARTY! There are so many great ideas to pull in for your child — just get your guest list right. • Make it a pajama party: Have the guests come in PJs. Start everything off with a stuffed animal making craft. Play “Musical Pillows,” and serve breakfast for dinner finished off by cake and ice cream. • Make it a “glamping” party! Set up tents in your bonus room and let kids make them pretty and fancy. Do facials and let the girls “beautify.” For party favors, purchase emory boards and nail polish and tie together with pretty ribbon — tuck the favors under the pillow of each sleeping girl. •Borrow single air mattresses so each party guest has one and make a giant bed for sleeping bags to go on top. Let the kids build a giant fort around the giant bed using sheets hung over chairs framing the bed. • Get activities going with a “balloon schedule” you pop on the hour, revealing what’s on the agenda. • Have a DIY popcorn bar so kids can make their own batch. Popcorn, gummies, M&Ms, Skittles, etc. Get carry-out boxes so each girl has her own snack box.

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UNICORN

The one-horned magical horses are still very much on trend. If you haven’t had a UNICORN PARTY, what are you waiting for? • Decorate with a five-piece unicorn balloon bouquet from Party City; make a unicorn table for your treats using a pink table cloth affixed with a table skirt made from multicolored pastel crepe strips • Make unicorn hats by cutting white party hats in half and rolling up to “horn” size. Decorate with gold glitter and attach curly pastel curly ribbon through the hole at top. Attach lavendar ribbon for the chin straps, adjusting for each child. • Download unicorn printable bingo; download a “Pin the Horn on the Unicorn” game. • Make unicorn food: krispie treats using Fruity Pebbles cereal, colorful popcorn, donuts, cookies, cupcakes, all done with pastel colors. • Get unicorn lollipop rainbow party favors from candywarehouse.com or orientaltradingcompany.com. • Other activities can include a unicorn piñata; making edible necklaces out of fruit loops and string; making unicorn slime; tossing glow rings over a unicorn party hat.

CAMPING PARTY

What big kid doesn’t love sleeping out? Make your backyard CAMPING PARTY a hit with these fun ideas: • Set up a large board with your child’s name on it like, “Welcome to Camp Luke!” Encourage kids to apply the bug spray you have on hand. • Borrow tents from friends and preset them (not yet staked) for your guests’ arrival. • Work with the kids to arrange the tents in a circle then stake them down. • Set up lawn chairs in a circle within the circle of tents. • Set up an outdoor movie screen by stringing a large sheet in the yard so the kids can watch a movie. • Have a s’mores bar: Hershey bars, marshmallows, graham crackers & other treats so the kids can make their own. • Supervise your backyard fire pit for campfire stories. • Have a build-your-own trail mix bar. • Use glow sticks to make glow-in-the-dark lanterns, necklaces and bracelets. • Play flashlight tag; play Tic-Tac-Toe with stones painted with Xs and Os and a grid painted on wood. • Use upside down cupcake liners poked with a straw over soda cans so bugs don’t get inside of kid drinks.

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Your life will change. “No matter how much you try and cling to what was, things will be different. You have to embrace it. If you fight it, you will lose. If you prepare for it ahead of time, it makes it easier when the time comes.”

Get out of the house. “You have to make a point to clean yourself up and get out of the house. Even going to the grocery store on a regular basis gives you some connection with adults, and you will need that.”

Giving up work is a huge shift in a man’s mind. “It’s very tough to no longer be the provider. If you have the wherewithal to do a work-from-home business, it will be of benefit. Even a hobby has the possibility of turning into a money-earning position.”

Your relationship with your spouse is going to change. “When it’s all on her shoulders to bring in the income, it’s an added stress. Taking care of kids is a 24/7 job, and at times it will feel like it’s never ending. You have

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to communicate with your spouse about your needs, and you will need time off. There will be times — and it’s acceptable — to hand the screaming child off to your wife as she walks in the door, but you cannot do that all the time.”

Social media can be your friend. “There are many dad groups out there. Getting feedback from guys in the same boat can be a huge benefit. If you don’t find local dads to connect with, online’s the next best step. But don’t glue yourself to the computer all day — it can be a trap.”


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Connect with NashDads

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ad-to-dad support and camaraderie are essential for fathers from all walks of life. Connect with other Middle Tennessee fathers through the NashDads group. Members of the group share a common quest: “Being the best dad you can be.” NashDads organizes weekly play groups so kids can build friendships. Field trips to local museums, attractions and libraries are in the mix, too. The group occasionally has Dads’ Night Out events that include bowling, games or grabbing a beer. Connect with NashDads at nashdads.com. They’re also on Facebook.

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urfreesboro’s Shane Shepard is fresh in the trenches as a proud new dad. His firstborn, Asher, made his debut last month on May 14. Shepard shares his top tips for soon-to-be daddies based on his first-hand experience:

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Start talking to your baby in the womb so he recognizes your voice when he is born. This helped Asher and I feel connected at birth.

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Attend as many OB/GYN appointments as possible and ask questions. You’ll get a better understanding of what to expect, and your partner will feel supported.

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Pick up a few books about birth and fatherhood. I found The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin (Harvard Common Press; 2017) and Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg (Simon & Schuster; 2004) to be invaluable.

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Share responsibilities. My wife nurses Asher, then I change his diaper, burp him and swaddle him. We both have certain responsibilities and help each other carry the load.

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Don’t be afraid to be affectionate and loving toward your baby in front of oth-

LOCAL DADS DOLE OUT ADVICE FOR FELLOW FATHERS • Never say, “I’m babysitting.” • The NoseFrida and Boppy Pillow saved my butt during the first six - eight months. • Do not co-bed with the baby if you ever want a solid eight hours of sleep! • Always be willing to change diapers. • Yelling louder than your child solves nothing. • You don’t have to be right. • Buy the newspaper the day your baby is born.

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• When your spouse wants to talk, drop what you’re doing and talk.

Do research when picking a pediatrician, and select one with solid reviews. Having confidence in the medical care your baby receives brings great comfort.

• Podcasts, Netflix and on-demand media are your friends in the middle of the night.

Be selective with info you obtain online. We found americanpregnancy.org and aap.org to be reliable.

• Stash extra diapers in the glove compartment of your car.

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• Don’t ever run out of coffee.

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• You can clean anything with butt wipes.

Remember that millions of people have birthed babies and raised children. You are not alone!

• Don’t assume a 3-year-old knows where to poop. Show him. • Tell your pregnant wife she looks gorgeous.

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Be part of the birth plan. This helped my wife and I to be on the same page with expectations, family and the birth.

• Diapers are great for buffing your car. • Talk to your baby ... a lot

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Don’t be afraid of “breaking” your baby. Once you pick him up a time or two it becomes natural.

Thanks to our local dads for contributing: Kevin Hawkins, Derek Atkin, Tim Olszewski, Jon Phillips, Will Steih, Brad Tucker and Greg Watson.

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Once your child finally gets here, jump in with both feet: change diapers, learn to burp, learn to swaddle and learn to rock your baby.

Turn the page for cool stuff for dads!

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Swaddle! Swaddling makes your baby feel safe and secure, reminding him of being in the womb.

“DADVICE”

Shane Shepard with his brand-new baby boy, Asher, at 5 days old.

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dad gear

THINGS WE LIKE — DAD STYLE —

TASTETRO

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GREAT NEW PRODUCTS JUST FOR YOU, GUYS! psst.. give ‘em a hint — Father’s Day is June 17

You’re king of the kitchen with this innovative automatic spice rack, Dad. It allows you to create 50 different spice blends from 20 different herbs and spices. You’ll be able to go to town creating steak rubs and other delights. Available February 2019, but you can preorder yours now.

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GOPRO HERO WITH QUICK STORIES

You’ll be the envy of the next picnic, backyard barbecue, picnic, tailgate or guys’ night out with this soft-sided cooler that holds six bottles of your favorite brew. The built-in, retractable bottle opener is genius!

This new “entry-level” GoPro is a great action camera that’s easy to use. It’s made to go where smartphones can’t, including 33 feet under water! It captures 10 MP pics and 1440p60/1080p60 video. It features a touch screen and voice control. The Quick Stories function rolls your footage into the app to become a cool, edited video with music and effects. It hooks up via Bluetooth to any mobile device and includes two mounts and a USB charging cable.

picnictime.com/legacy | $33.95

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TAME THE BEAST GROOMING PRODUCTS

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Tame the Beast is a new Nashville-based company that’s taking the world of men’s products by storm. From shower to shave to style to skin, Beast products are 100 percent made in the USA. The manly scents come from all-natural botanicals like eucalyptus, ginseng, guarana, green tea, pomegranate and moringa. The Extreme Yawp Wash is a must for your shower experience. It’s an all-in-one hair, beard and body wash — the nice tingly experience will fully awaken you in the shower. The Hair Paste is the best hair-styling product available for superior hold. Keep your whiskers healthy with the enriching Beard Oil (try the Mint Slap version, too), and keep your “boys” moisturized and chafe-free with the luxurious Nutt Butter after you shower. The can’t-live-without item in the product line: Yawp Exfoliating Face Wash. It’s a great scrub that leaves your face fresh and taut.

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KITCHENAID 2-BURNER PROPANE GAS GRILL

kitchenaidgrills.com | $299 Love to grill but have limited outdoor space? This compact grill is just for you. The two burners heat up a 457-square-inch cooking space. The grill features foldable side shelves, a heavy duty stainless steel cooking grade, and stainless steel burners and angled flame tamers that help distribute the heat evenly. Happy grilling and bon appetit!

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MYSTERY RANCH 3-WAY BRIEFCASE

huckberry.com | $150 Tote your laptop (up to 15”) in style with this rugged, convertible bag offering three ways to carry — traditional briefcase, shoulder bag or backpack. The bag features function, comfort, quality and durability, and it also gives you quick access to pockets where you can store small items.


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THINGS TO DO

BEST OF THE MONTH

BY CHAD YOUNG

WATERMELON FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 30 Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville • Page 73 It’s both a fruit and a vegetable, and whichever way you slice it, it’s just plain YUM! Kids love participating in the watermelon-eating contest.

CRACKING ART EXHIBIT

June 16 - Sept. 2 Cheewkood, Nashville Page 64 Cheekwood’s outdoor summer installation hails from Milan, Italy. Kids are sure to experience a wow factor with larger-than-life animal forms taking over the landscape.

MUSIC COUNTRY GRAND PRIX

Saturday, June 2 Brownland Farm, Franklin Page 46 Kids can jump hurdles in the “People Prix” part of this equestrian event benefiting Saddle Up!

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DAILY ACTIVITIES

June events in day-by-day order.

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LIBRARIES ROCK

Help your kids sign up for the 2018 Summer Reading Program.

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FUN FOR WEE ONES

HOT HAPPENIN’

SUMMER MOVIES

NATIONAL DAYS OF ...

Our top picks for babies, tots & preschoolers.

Nashville Symphony’s FREE Community Concerts.

Parks and theater chains show flicks!

Special days to celebrate. Kids can quack up on Donald Duck Day!

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BRUNCH WITH BELLE

Saturday, June 2 The Old School Farm to Table Restaurant and Barn, Nashville Page 42 Dine with Belle from Circle Players’ Beauty and the Beast, get pics, a souvenir bag and more.

MONSTER JAM

Saturday, June 23 Nissan Stadium, Nashville Page 69 You never know which way they’re gonna land, and stunts like this one are crowdpleasing favorites.

MUSIC CITY KIDS TRIATHLON

Sunday, June 10 Centennial Sportsplex & Centennial Park, Nashville Page 58 Youth ages 6 - 18 can run, swim and bike their way through this healthy competition.

SUMMER MOVIES SPOTLIGHT

June & July Various theaters Page 47 See Finding Nemo on Friday, June 29 at The Palace Theater in Gallatin. Check out our top-picks in a special round-up for summer movie fun that won’t break your bank.

FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS ART FESTIVAL OF TENNESSEE

Saturday, June 2 Pinkerton Park, Franklin • Page 44 Celebrate the artistic endeavors of K - 12 students from across our great state. Lots of interaction is on tap.

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HOT HAPPENIN’ Ready for it? The CMA Music Festival runs June 7 - 10.

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JUST FOR YOU

Schedule your babysitter. These events are exclusively for moms and dads.

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KIDS FISHING RODEOS Where kids can go for free angling action on June 9.

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THEATER & DANCE

Take in a show with one of these productions on a stage near you.

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USE THE COLOR-CODED KEYS TO FIND EVENTS NEAR YOU!

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THINGS TO DO

Williamson

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

FRI 1 W Anne Frank and Me

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N Boomtown, Tennessee

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N Brew at

the Zoo (Register)

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

Ages 21+. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 6:30 - 11 p.m.; $60 - $125 ($25 - $60 DDs). Beer lovers can experience more than 100 craft beers on tap. There’s also live music, animals and local food trucks.

N Creative Zone:

N Disney’s Beauty

Make an Outlaw Bandana

and the Beast

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Explore the style of the outlaws, including Willie Nelson, then customize your own bandana.

N Darren Knight’s

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N Doublewide Texas See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

W FREE Franklin

N Emergence Featur-

615-591-8500 downtownfranklintn.com

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

All ages. Downtown Franklin; 6 - 9 p.m. View art in dozens of downtown galleries.

N Family Program:

R FREE Friday

ing The Bluebird Cafe

Singing in Harmony for Beginners

Southern Mama An Em Comedy Tour

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 16+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29.50 - $34.50. A night of stand-up comedy.

Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 & 11:15 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults,

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

READING ROCKS!

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our local library encourages kids to keep reading in June and July during the 2018 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock.” Kids can set reading goals and earn prizes for reaching them. In addition, libraries host several events, including special storytimes, activities, workshops and guest appearances. Among this year’s guests are Rachel Sumner, Magician Scott Humston, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Musical Petting Zoo and lots more. It’s free to participate, though some events require advance registration. Teens — and YOU! — can participate, too. Sign up at your local branch or online: DAVIDSON COUNTY nashvillepubliclibrary.org RUTHERFORD COUNTY lavergnetn.gov rclstn.org SUMNER COUNTY youseemore.com/galltinpl youseemore.com/hendersonville youseemore.com/portland youseemore.com/whl

$14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Professional vocalists lead participants through the fundamentals of two-part harmony singing.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY lib.williamson-tn.org brentwood-tn.org/library springhilllibrary.org WILSON COUNTY lebanonlibrary.net mtjulietlibrary.net youseemore.com/watertown

Art Scene

Night Live

615-895-1887 downtownmurfreesboro.com All ages. Downtown Square, Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by local bands.

N Grand Ole Opry

800-733-6779 | opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m. (some nights include a second show at 9:30 p.m.); $40 - $99. Country legends and contemporary stars perform their hits.

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FREE Grizzly Goat

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets for a night of music fusing bluegrass and blues rock.

S Honk!

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Wed & Fri 11:05 - 11:45 a.m.; $3. Run, jump and play while learning skills like balance, coordination, listening and taking turns.

W FREE Lego

Mania (Register)

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

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

615-514-3474 aquariumrestaurants.com

Ages 8+. The Aquarium Restaurant at Opry Mills, 516 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $35 ages 8 - 12, $40 ages 13+. Go behind the scenes to learn about water chemistry, dissect a squid, observe a dive show, enjoy lunch and more.

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; every Mon 11 a.m., Tue - Fri 3:30 p.m.; $8. Explore all-things scientific by learning through discovery. Topics include liquid nitrogen, visible light and reptiles.

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

W Mom & Me Cookie

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

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Class (Register)

Ages 7+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood; 1 3:30 p.m.; $125. Learn cookie decorating techniques including how to make the perfect royal icing, flooding, wet on wet skills and more.

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N FREE Musicians Corner

musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; Fri 5 - 9 p.m., Sat 12 - 6 p.m. Multi-genre musical performances on two stages, food trucks, children’s activities in Kidsville, local artisan vendors, Dogville fun and more.

R Patterson Park

Summer Enrichment Program

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 8 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. all month long; $3. A wide variety of sports, wellness, cultural arts and character-development activities.

N FREE Red

Caboose Concert

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m. Lynn Taylor and the Bar Flies perform.

R Secret

Garden Party

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

Ages 21+. Home of Christy Fancher, 1546 Georgetown Lane, Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $100. An open bar, silent auction, an Italian summer supper and entertainment benefiting the Discovery Center.

W Spamalot

See “Theater & Dance” page 60.

W Grease

Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; Fri 3 - 4:30 p.m., Wed 9 - 11 a.m. Enjoy free play in the gym.

R FREE Trail Worms 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 7 & younger. Cason Lane Trailhead, 1100 Cason Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 - 10:45 a.m. Discover native plants and animal species, create a craft, sing a song and read a story.

N Verdi’s Requim 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $22 - $145. Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the Nashville Symphony and Chorus featuring the Violins of Hope.

SAT 2 N American Girl

Summertime Cookie Party (Register)

615-292-5066 williams-sonoma.com

Ages 8 - 13. Williams Sonoma, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 10 a.m.; $30. Bake and decorate beach-worthy treats. Includes an American Girl cookie cutter set.

W Arena Polo franklinpolo.com

All ages. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 4:30 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 10 & younger. Franklin Polo Academy takes on Commonwealth Polo followed by Tennessee vs Kentucky in the Sate Challenge Cup.

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N ASC Exhibit

R Toddler Time

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/beyondrubikscube

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

S FREE Tot Time

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com Ages 5 & younger. Delmas Long

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Opening

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. Beyond Rubik’s Cube is a multi-sensory experience celebrating more than 40 years of creativity based on the world’s best-selling puzzle toy. It’s on exhibit through Sept. 3.

W Avenue Q

School Edition

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N Beginner Guitar Workshop: Willie Nelson Style

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 & 11:15 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn guitar basics and a few chords through playing a Willie Nelson song.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to swing dance with music by The Establishment.

N Brunch with Belle (Register)

615-332-7529 circleplayers.net

All ages. The Old School Farm to Table Restaurant and Barn, 5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $30. Fresh-baked pastries, seasonal fruit, kid-friendly beverages, a royal costume parade with prizes, a souvenir bag and photo ops with Belle from Circle Players’ Beauty and the Beast.

N CODE IT: Spirograph Keychain

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10:15 - 11:05 a.m.; $5 members, $8 non-members plus gate ($15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12). Learn how coding applies to your everyday life by exploring the basics of Python while custom engraving a wooden Spirograph keychain.

FUN FOR WEE ONES

THINGS TO DO

Little ones can compete in the Small Fry Tri on Saturday, June 2.

>> This month’s editor’s picks for your babies, toddlers & preschoolers — with YOU! TOT TIME

Delmas Long Community Center Goodlettsville Every Friday goodlettsvilleparks.com

Ages 5 & younger can enjoy free play in the gym.

SMALL FRY TRI

Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro Saturday, June 2 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 2 - 6 can run, bike and “swim” (jump through sprinklers) during this pint-sized triathlon.

A MAGICAL PRINCESS EXPERIENCE The Mill, Lebanon Saturday, June 9 eventbrite.com

Several princess characters await youngsters for photo ops and games. There’s a magician, too.

UNDER THE SEA TEA WITH ARIEL

Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro Saturdays & Sundays, June 9 - 24 boroarts.org Little ones can dive into fun, including a story, cookies and lemonade, and a photo op with Ariel. Ticket includes the matinee of the center’s production of The Little Mermaid.

GRAND OUTING

Warner Park Nature Center Nashville Friday, June 15 wnpc.nashville.gov

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THINGS TO DO FREE Coopertown Barrel Festival 615-382-4470 coopertowntn.org

All ages. Historic District, Coopertown; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Live music, exhibits, wooden barrel races, tractor showings, corn hole and checkers tournaments, kids’ activities and more.

S FREE Country Lax Festival

goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Enjoy music and boys’ lacrosse matches in five ages categories.

N Creative Zone:

Outlaw-Style Vests

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Explore the style of the outlaws like Waylon Jennings, then make your own paper vest to express your individual style.

N Dog’s Day 615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $5 ages 6+. A day of canine fun, including animal-friendly vendors, food trucks, a Kids’ Korner, bark park play area, adoption opportunities and more.

N FREE Farm

Hike (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 9 - 10:30 a.m. Join a naturalist to search for unique natural features in the park.

N FREE First

Saturday Art Crawl

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

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W FREE Fourth

Annual Kids Arts Festival of Tennessee

615-794-2103 franklintn.gov/parks

All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. View original artwork by Tennessee students in grades K - 12, enjoy stage performances, interactive art stops, shopping opportunities and more.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 4:30 p.m. Learn about the landmark art deco building and its history.

N Frist Docent-

Guided ASL Tour

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 1:30 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Experience a guided tour of the current exhibits that includes certified American Sign Language interpretation.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

N FREE Greenway Ride (Register)

june2greenwayride.eventbrite.com All ages. Edwin Warner Park Shelter 9, 50 Vaughn Road, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Join Walk Bike Nashville for a ride along one of the park’s greenways.

W Half Pint

Triathlon (Register)

Nashville Symphony’s Free Community Concerts

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ove live music but your family’s on a budget? You’re in luck this month thanks to the Nashville Symphony’s free Community Concert Series. Six Middle Tennessee parks host the concerts in which our Grammy Awardwinning orchestra will perform works by Bernstein, Brahms, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov and others. Kids will surely say the Symphony is saving the best for last as the orchestra will end each concert with John Williams’ Star Wars main theme. The free concert schedule is as follows: June 7 at 7:30 p.m. Centennial Park, Nashville

June 8 at 7 p.m. Cumberland University, Lebanon June 9 at 7:30 p.m. Historic Rock Castle Hendersonville June 12 at 7:30 p.m. Southeast Green Space, Antioch June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Two Rivers Mansion, Donelson July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Key Park, Lafayette For more info about the Nashville Symphony’s free community concerts and other music offerings this month, call 615-687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.

615-799-9331, ext. 2315 wcparksandrec.com Ages 8 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7 - 9 a.m.; $20. Open to 100 kids to swim, bike and run to the finish line.

S FREE Henderson-

ville Main Street Porch Fest

facebook.com/ hendersonvilletnporchfest

All ages. Hazel Path Mansion, 105 Hazel Path, Hendersonville; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Lots of

live bands playing many genres, arts and crafts, food trucks, a Kids’ Zone and more.

S FREE Imaginacon

FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register)

All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This mini-con celebrates all-things fandom. There will be special guests, panels, merchandise vendors, competitions, interactive workshops and more.

homedepot.com

Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot locations (find one near you at the website); 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car.

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615-452-1722 youseemore.com/gallatinpl

N Inter Nashville FC Soccer

internashfc.com All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus Emerald Force SC.

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THINGS TO DO N Jerry Seinfeld

615-782-4040 or tpac.org Ages 16+. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7 & 9:30 p.m.; $50 - $175. A night of stand-up comedy.

R Kids

Construction Day

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Help Digger Dan operate a real excavator, move sand, climb on a bulldozer and explore other farm/construction equipment. Enjoy the farm’s other 75+ attractions, too.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear about a photographer of history’s heroes with Parthenon Curator Mark Medley, then make a historical photo card.

ages 9 & younger. This equestrian show jumping competition benefits Saddle Up! Kids can participate in the “People Prix” and jump their way through an obstacle course on their own two feet.

W FREE Music in the Vines

615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com All ages. Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington; Sat 4 - 8 p.m., Sun 2 - 6 p.m. Enjoy live bluegrass and jazz music in two different settings on the property.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Friday, June 1.

N Nashville SC Soccer

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $65. Versus Penn FC.

N Learn to

N FREE National

615-928-7977 nashvilleiceskate.com

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

Ice Skate (Register)

Trails Day

Ages 3+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; Tue/Thu or Sat through July 14, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.; $155 for 7 classes, $275 for all classes. Master the skill of skating whether your goal is figure skating or hockey.

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 9 - 10 a.m. Embark on an tree-centric hike learning about common species and their significance.

N FREE Little Art

townofsmyrna.org

House Anniversary Celebration

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com All ages. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. In honor of its one-year mark in Hillsboro Village, stop in for art-making activities, music, giveaways and more.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

See Friday, June 1.

W Music Country Grand Prix

musiccountrygrandprix.com All ages. Brownland Farm, 1155 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, free

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R FREE National Trails Day

All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna; 9 a.m. A short hike and scavenger hunt.

N FREE NGH Community Health Fair

615-341-4235 nashvillegeneral.org

All ages. Watkins Park, 616 17th Ave. N., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Biometric screenings, health vendors, exercise education, healthy cooking info, kids’ activities and more.

N Opera

on the Mountain

nashvilleopera.org

All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 8 p.m.; $30 - $85. BYOB and

picnics to this family-friendly outdoor concert by Nashville Opera, plus a peek through through the giant telescope.

R FREE Picnic in the Park

615-893-1520 | nbwest.org All ages. Barfield Park Pavilion 2, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m. North Boulevard West Church of Christ hosts this community outreach picnic gathering.

N FREE Scout Us Out! Girl Scouts Day

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

Girl Scouts and their families. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; free to Girl Scouts and their families. Stop by Martin ArtQuest for art-making activities and visit the website for special opportunities to earn badges and petals.

R Secret Garden Tour 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Various locations in Murfreesboro, Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $10. From the backyards of amateur gardeners to professional landscaping, this tour features the horticultural talents of local residents. Proceeds benefit the Discovery Center.

R Small Fry Tri (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

N Speedway Racing fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. Auto racing with more than 500 laps.

W FREE Storytime

with the Princesses

615-905-4160 purplebutterflykids.com

All ages. The Purple Butterfly, 142 Second Ave. N., Franklin; 10 - 11 a.m. Belle and Beast visit to share a story followed by a hands-on activity and treat.

N FREE Summer

StoryWalk Reveal

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Hit the Little Acorn Trail to discover the summer story experience.

N FREE TAADAS Annual Carnival

615-780-5901 | taadas.org All ages. Coleman Park, 304 Thompson Lane, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rides, carnival games, food, prizes and more. The primary focus of the event is educating families on mental health and wellness, including addiction.

R The Ultimate Oldies Classic Country Show

Ages 2 - 6. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 - 11 a.m.; $6 (includes trophy). Murfreesboro’s smallest triathlon invites kids to run, bike and “swim” (run through sprinklers) to the finish line to receive a trophy. Bring your own bike/ trike and helmet.

615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com

Special Needs Jump

N Verdi’s Requim

615-778-1304 | gotjumpstreet.com/tennessee

All ages. JumpStreet locations in Franklin, Goodlettsville and Murfreesboro; 9 - 11 a.m.; $8 ages 4 and older, $4 ages 3 and younger. Children with special needs can enjoy private time jumping on trampolines and playing on the equipment..

All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $20. A musical tribute to Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and others.

See Friday, June 1.

W West Side Story

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N FREE Wildflower Hike (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature

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Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Search for summer flowers in the Henry Hollow Creek area.

W Yoga with

Maarika Mann

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

Ages 13+. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 - 10 a.m.; donations welcome. Learn basic meditation to calm your mind, yin yoga to strengthen your poses and yoga sequences you can incorporate into your own practice. Bring a mat and water.

SUN 3 N FREE Bicentennial Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 12 p.m. The Scouts vs Maroons followed by Phoenix vs Travellers.

W FREE Brentwood

Summer Concert Series

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

All ages. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood; 7 - 9 p.m. Music by The WannaBeatles.

W FREE Carnton

Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 12 p.m. The Cumberlanders play the Farriers in this 1860sstyle baseball game.

S Cast for a Cure

Big Bass Tournament (Register)

tjmartell.org

All ages. Sanders Ferry Park, 513 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville; 6 a.m.; $200 adults, free ages 14 & younger. Join country artist Chris Young and pro anglers Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston and Roland Martin in this fishing tournament benefiting the TJ Martell Foundation. A free party in the park with entertainment takes place from 10 a.m - 2 p.m.


THINGS TO DO W FREE Children’s

Audition Workshop (Register)

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ere’s some summer fun that won’t break the bank! Lots of theaters and other sites offer summer movies in June and July either free of charge or at a deep discount. Here are our top picks:

24th ANNUAL MOVIES IN THE PARK Elmington Park, Nashville facebook.com/scenemip Thursdays, June 7 - 21, 5 p.m. Free admission Wonder Woman, Legally Blonde & The Greatest Showman. AMC SUMMER MOVIE CAMP AMC theaters in Clarksville, Madison, Murfreesboro & Spring Hill amctheatres.com/summer-movie-camp Wednesdays, June 6 - Aug. 1, 10 a.m. $4 includes tickets and Kidspack Boss Baby, Despicable Me 3, Captain Underpants & more. KIDS SUMMER MOVIE SERIES The Palace Theater, Gallatin downtowngallatin.com Fridays, June 1 - July 6, 10 a.m. $3 includes popcorn and soft drinks Finding Nemo, Cinderella, The Jungle Book & more LAWNCHAIR THEATRE Leipers Fork Village, Leipers Fork jailhouseindustrys.com (see Facebook page for movie titles) Fridays, June 1 - Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Free admission Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle kicks things off. MALCO’S KIDS SUMMER FILM FEST Malco Theatre, Smyrna malco.com Tuesdays & Wednesdays, June 5 Aug. 1, 10 a.m. $2 The Chronicles of Narnia, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! & more.

MURFREESBORO’S MOVIES UNDER THE STARS Barfield Crescent Park (Mondays), Cannonsburgh Village (Tuesdays), Siegel Park (Thursdays), Cason Lane Trailhead (Fridays), Fountains at Gateway (Saturdays) murfreesborotn.gov/parks June 4 - July 23, 8:30 p.m. Free admission Paddington 2, A Dog’s Purpose, Pan, Deep & more. NCG’S FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL NCG Cinema, Gallatin ncgmovies.com Wednesdays - Saturdays, June 20 July 28, 9:30 a.m. Free admission Boss Baby, Ferdinand, Emoji Movie & more. REGAL SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS Hollywood 27 (Nashville), Opry Mills (Nashville), Providence Stadium 14 (Mt. Juliet), Indian Lake (Hendersonville) regmovies.com/movies/summer-movieexpress Wednesdays - Saturdays, June 20 July 28, 10 a.m. $1 Hop, Max, Sing, Trolls, The Peanuts Movie & more. SUMMER MOVIE FRIDAYS Linebaugh Library, Murfreesboro rclstn.org Fridays, June 8 - July 13, 10 a.m. Free admission Movies change weekly. Contact the library for titles.

Ages 5 - 14. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin; 1 - 5 p.m.; workshop and audition are free; kids who are cast must pay a $75 activity fee. Kids can learn audition techniques, then try out for a role in the upcoming Star Bright Players Jr. production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr. (June 29 - July 1).

S FREE Mansker’s Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 12 p.m. The Distillers challenge the Holstons.

N Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’

615-760-4022 marthaobryan.org/crankin

N Creative Zone:

All ages. First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 3 - 5 p.m.; $13 adults, $10 kids, free 1 & younger. This 33rd annual event features hundreds of homemade ice cream samples along with children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center.

See Saturday, June 2.

W FREE Music

N Dr. Bobby Jones

See Saturday, June 2.

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N PRINT IT: Become

S FREE Country Lax Festival

See Saturday, June 2.

Outlaw-Style Vests

Gospel Show

All ages. Woolworth on Fifth, 2221 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 1 p.m.; $30. An afternoon of gospel music with a 20-piece band and choir.

N FREE Dragon Music Sunday

hwen.org

All ages. Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 4 - 6:30 p.m. Sonja Hopkins performs jazz, R&B, Motown and pop.

N Jacksepticeye: How Did We Get Here?

615-889-3060 | ryman.com Ages 14+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $27.50 - $42.50. A night with the YouTube personality and video-game commentator.

in the Vines

an Action Figure!

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 3:15 p.m.; $12 members, $15 non-members plus gate ($15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12). Explore 3D printing technology while making a 3D scan of yourself to create an action figure avatar to 3D print.

W Radnor

in the Round

615-251-1471 radnorlake.org

All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 4:30 p.m.; $150 for a carload of 8. Join Friends of Radnor Lake for this fundraising concert featuring Phil Vassar and friends.

R Secret Garden Tour See Saturday, June 1.

N FREE Make

S FREE Spring Picnic

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

All ages. Cragfont, 200 Cragfont Road, Castalian Springs; 1 - 3 p.m. Cragfont provides fried chicken and drinks; you bring a side or dessert to share.

Letterpress Art

All ages. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 12, 1 & 2 p.m. Kids can explore oldschool printmaking techniques today at Hatch Show Print.

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Smyrna Boat Day June 23, 2018 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Jefferson Springs Recreational Area Jefferson Pike Smyrna, TN 37167

All ages • Free Admission • Advance registration not required

The Homeplace

Visit The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm & Living History Museum and step back in time! Rare Livestock Hands On Learning

June 9-10 Pickin’ Party July 4 Celebration!

www.landbetweenthelakes.us 1-800-525-7077 Go online for more events!

COMING UP Mondays - Early Explorers June 2 - Beyond Rubik’s Cube opens June 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 14 - I2 Maker Labs June 9 - Second Saturday

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June 16 - Safety Day

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

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

W The Establishment 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

Scooping up fun! Sample lots of homemade treats during Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ on Sunday, June 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville.

N FREE Summer

Grand Opening Pool Party

615-356-7170 nashvillejcc.org

All ages. Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville; 12 - 3 p.m. Take a dip in the pool, learn about memberships, and enjoy hot dogs and popsicles along with a live DJ and games.

R The Ultimate

Oldies Classic Country Show

See Saturday, June 2.

MON 4 R FREE Adoption 101 (Register)

615-898-0803 heavensentchildren.com Adults. Heaven Sent Children, 2604 Merchants Walk, Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m. Explore the adoption process for domestic, interstate and international adoption.

R FREE Creek Peek townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Kedron United Methodist Church, 6650 Kedron Church Road, Smyrna; 2 - 3 p.m. Explore the creek while learning about macroinvertebrates.

N Darius & Friends

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville;

7:30 p.m.; $50 - $100. A night of music benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

N Early Explorers 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10.95 ages 6+, $4.95 ages 5 and younger; $2 planetarium show; discounted admission applies to arrivals prior to 9:45 a.m., regular rates apply thereafter. Breakfast, stories and a planetarium show.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7 p.m.; $15 - $25. A 21-piece band performs big band jazz.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

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

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R Busy Bees

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.; $3. Group activities that stimulate your tot’s coordination.

R Climbing Club townofsmyrna.org

Ages 8+. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E. Smyrna; 9 a.m.; $7 ages 13+, $5 ages 12 & younger. Climb the walls with games and challenges.

N Craig Wiseman’s Stars for Second Harvest

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $40 - $60. A night of music featuring Jake Owen, Jillian Jacqueline, Morgan Wallen and more.

S FREE Eating Smart and Moving More

N FREE Acoustic

615-452-1423 jbiggs2@utk.edu

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. UT Extension Office, 658 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin; 5 - 6:15 p.m. This series of workshops covers the following topics: cooking, saving money on food, planning meals, eating well, keeping your food safe and being active.

Pickin’ Party

Ages 12+. Centennial Black Box Theater, 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m. Bring an acoustic instrument, join the circle and play along.

615-269-4521 stpaulcommunitychurch.org

N All Around the

Ages 5 & younger. St. Paul Community Church, 5035 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Hear indoor and outdoor summertime stories and enjoy playtime with friends.

615-928-8373 thekitchennashville.com

World (Register)

Ages 8 - 11. The Kitchen Nashville, 6035 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $200. This three-day kids’ cooking class covers Mexican, Italian and Asian dishes.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

W Boredom Buster

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Reno Aces.

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 11 a.m. Hit the trails with a naturalist.

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W FREE Observatory

W FREE Hike

with a Naturalist

R FREE Kayak Trip (Register)

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Day Trip (Register)

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; $30. Kids will be taken to Third Coast Clay to paint ceramic pieces, then head to JumpStreet indoor trampoline park.

Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna; 11 a.m. Enjoy a float. Boats, PFDs and paddles provided.

Open House Day (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tour the observatory and check out the giant telescope.

N FREE Opry Plaza Party

opry.com

All ages. Grand Old Opry House Plaza, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 5 p.m. Local vendors, food trucks and live music by Ashley McBryde.

N PRINT IT: Become an Action Figure!

See Sunday, June 3

S TOT Art (Register) 615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

Ages 2 - 5. Goodlettsville Event Center, 318 N. Main St., Goodlettsville; 10 - 11 a.m.; $2. Enjoy hands-on art activities and craft-making fun using paint brushes, markers and other art supplies.

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

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

N Waitress

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

R Water Polo

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 youth. Participate in an aquatic sport in the deep end of the indoor pool.

WED 6 R All Around the World

615-962-8773 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Bradley Academy Museum, 415 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 3 p.m.; $3. Learn about other cultures while keeping a journal, creating crafts, learning fun facts, singing songs, dancing and trying different foods.

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N CMT Music Awards 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $55 - $175. Little Big Town hosts the only fan-voted country music awards show.

Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $45. A full day of excitement at The Crag for climbing then to Extreme Escape in Franklin.

N FREE Top Chef Bird Style (Register)

R Global

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

runsignup.com/race/tn/ murfreesboro/thebigrunmurfreesboro

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Eat like a bird while exploring what birds eat and how they gather food.

Running Day

All ages. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 8 p.m.; $25 includes T-shirt and finisher’s medal. Kids can participate in this nationwide 5K race. At the end of the day, check the national leaderboard to see who’s the fastest in the country.

R FREE June in the Creek (Register)

615-907-3538 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 6+. Overall Creek Trailhead in Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9:30 - 11 a.m. Listen to a story and wade in the Lytle Creek. Nets, magnifying glasses and field guides provided.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 gingersands.com

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Ginger Sands performs music for children.

N Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 9 p.m.; $42.50 - $62.50. A night of country music featuring Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Margo Price and Connie Smith.

S FREE Tot Time

Ages 11 - 15. Franklin

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Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; $30. This day trip takes kids to Pump it Up and Franklin Lanes.

N Concert for Love

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, June 4.

R Wild Things (Register)

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

THU 7 N FREE 24th Annual Movies in the Park

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All ages. Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., Nashville; 5 p.m. Games and activities followed by a screening of Wonder Woman.

N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 6 - 8:30 p.m. Free music, lawn games and more fun at Fontanel.

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Ages 5 & younger. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 9 - 11 a.m. Enjoy free play in the gym.

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

W Teen Trip (Register)

Buster (Register)

R Busy Bees

615-724-1600 fontanel.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Reno Aces.

W Boredom

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

single-day pass). The four-day musical festival on a 700-acre farm starts today. There’s also comedy, inflatable waterslides and lots more. Experience more than 130 acts on 10 stages including Sheryl Crow, Eminem, The Killers and Muse.

Bonnaroo

bonnaroo.com All ages. Manchester Farm, 200 West Fort St., Manchester; 10 a.m.; $337.50 ($190 for a

See Tuesday, June 5.

and Acceptance

615-902-8200 wildhorsesaloon.com

All ages. Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30. Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan host an evening of music by artists performing to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

W High School Musical

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

W John Waite 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $51.50 - $61.50. A night of pop/rock music.

N Kids at the Capitol 615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free for parents. Enjoy a screening of Free Willy.

S FREE Music on Main

visitgoodlettsville.com All ages. City Hall Lawn, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville; 6:30 p.m. Live music by local bands, plus Kids’ Zone activities.

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NATIONAL DAYS OF ...

THINGS TO DO

Quack up on Saturday, June 9 during Donald Duck Day.

>> A day for this, a day for

that!

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Go Barefoot Day

MONDAY, JUNE 4 Cheese Day

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 Drive-in Movie Day

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

Chocolate Ice Cream Day

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

Best Friends Day

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Donald Duck Day

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 Children’s Day

MONDAY, JUNE 11 Corn on the Cob Day

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

Strawberry Shortcake Day

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

Nature Photography Day

MONDAY, JUNE 18 Go Fishing Day

TUESDAY, JUNE 19 Garfield the Cat Day

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 Vanilla Milkshake Day

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

Chocolate Pudding Day

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Orange Blossom Day

FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Camera Day

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Social Media Day

Source: nationaldaycalendar.com


THINGS TO DO N Nashville

W Yoga with

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

House Concert

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25. A night of live music featuring a variety of artists.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Reno Aces.

N PRINT IT:

Geometric Planters

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; $12 members, $15 non-members plus gate ($15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12). Explore 3D technology to make a geometry-inspired flower pot.

S FREE Summer Concert Series

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music by different bands each week.

W FREE Teen Anime Club

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.org/library Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Watch anime, make crafts and enjoy snacks.

W FREE The United

States Constitution and Confederate Memory (Register)

615-786-1864 | boft.org

All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 6 p.m. Eric Jacobson speaks on the 14th amendment and the creation of the Confederate Cemetery at Carnton.

R Water Polo See Tuesday, June 5.

Rebecca Dandekar

Ages 13+. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; $5. Bring a mat and water to begin your yoga practice or deepen an existing practice.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

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

FRI 8 N Barefootin’ Concert Series

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Music by Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers.

N Beginner Guitar Workshop: Waylon Jennings Style

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 & 11:15 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn guitar basics through playing a Waylon Jennings song.

R FREE Boro

Carrie Underwood plays the Nissan Stage on Friday, June 8 during the CMA Music Festival.

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T

$14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Draw inspiration from the album covers in the galleries, then create your own.

R Disney’s The

All ages. Various locations, Murfreesboro; 6 - 9 p.m. View art in 17 Murfreesboro galleries.

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

boroartcrawl.com

Little Mermaid

Family Campfire N Creative Zone: De- R townofsmyrna.org sign an Album Cover

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

JUNE 7 - 10

he most celebrated happening for country music fans fans fills the streets of downtown Nashville June 7 - 10 during the 2018 CMA Music Festival. Artists playing the big Nissan Stadium concerts this year include Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and others. Festival passes, which include those big shows, are still available for $221 - $401. But, there are 10 more stages of music throughout downtown boasting FREE concerts each day. Wanna meet the stars? Grab a Fan

Art Crawl

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults,

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All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna; 7:30 p.m.; $2. Hang around the campfire for songs, stories and s’mores.

Fair X pass ($10 per day, $25 all four; ages 8 & younger are free). It gets you into Music City Center where there’s more live music, artist Q&A panels and lots of meet-and-greet opportunities. Want more? Consider upgrading to the Nash Pass for $50. You’ll get all four days of Fan Fair X along with admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and Ryman Auditorium, plus preferred seating at the Ascend Amphitheater concerts. For the full festival lineup, visit cmafest.com. Download the 2018 CMA Music Festival App from your app store.

N Firefly Zip

N FREE iSpy:

615-395-9950 adventureworks.com

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 6+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs; 7 & 7:30 p.m.; $65. Soar through the trees high above the ground while the fireflies are at their peak.

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Search for animals, plants and fungi that call the dirt, soil and hums home.

Tour (Register)

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

Dirt Discovery

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

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R Movies in the Park W Telescope 615-459-9773 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Rotary Soccer Park, 200 Soccer Way, Smyrna; 5:30 p.m.; $1 (inftatables and train rides are $1 extra). Inflatables and train rides prior to a screening of Ferdinand.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Friday, June 1.

N Nashville Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Tacoma Rainiers.

N FREE Owl

Prowl (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 7:30 - 9 p.m. Hit the trail and search for owls in the park.

N FREE Red

Caboose Concert

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Red Caboose Park,656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m. The Marcella Pinilla Band performs.

S FREE Special Needs Kids Fishing Rodeo

615-822-3898 hendersonvilleparks.org

All ages. Memorial Park, 149 E. Main St., Hendersonville; 5 - 7 p.m. Children with any kind of special need, mental or physical, can enjoy this angling event.

S FREE STC

Rummage Sale

615-530-8248 sumnerteencenter.org All ages. Sumner Teen Center, 976 Grassland Place, Gallatin; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Shop for gently used items, including children’s and adult’s clothing, toys, sporting goods, jewelry, bikes, furniture and small appliances.

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N FREE Bells Bend’s

10th Year Celebration

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 - 11 p.m.; $6.27. The telescopes will be open for viewing, and astronomers will answer questions and provide information about the various exhibits found in the observatory.

All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 9 a.m. Celebrate a decade of the nature center with park history hikes, edible wild food sampling and more.

R Toddler Time See Friday, June 1.

S FREE Tot Time See Friday, June 1.

S FREE Touch a Truck 615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sit in seats, honk horns, turn the wheels and explore a variety of dump trucks, police cruisers, fire trucks, cranes and more.

R FREE Trail Worms See Friday, June 1.

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See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

SAT 9 N A Magical

Princess Experience

615-751-5258 eventbrite.com

All ages. The Mill, 300 N. Maple St., Lebanon; 4 - 6:30 p.m.; $35, free ages 12 months & younger. Music City Princesses are on site for photo ops, group games, dancing and more. A magician entertains, and kids are encouraged to wear princess attire.

N Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fundraiser (Register)

615-258-5569 arworkshop.com/nashville All ages. AR Workshop, 2022 Lindell Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; $37.50 - $130. Customize a wooden sign project to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to waltz with live music by The Jazz Alliance.

N City of Hope Ce-

lebrity Softball Game

800-826-4673 cityofhope.org/softball

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 10 a.m.; $15 - $35. Country artists bat for the City of Hope cancer charity.

N Creative Zone: Design an Album Cover

See Friday, June 8.

R Eagleville Truck and Tractor Pull

eaglevilletvppa.com

All ages. Eagleville Tractor Show Grounds, 747 Chapel Hill Pike, Eagleville; 7 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 8 & younger. Modified and stock pulling classes include semis, trucks, tractors, school buses and more.

N Family Program: Beginning Mandolin and the Nashville Number System

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 & 11:15 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn how session players read and write music using a special number system while learning mandolin basics.

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Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary Saturday, June 2 owlshill.org

Use a map or GPS to navigate a threemile trail collecting tokens along your way. Redeem them for beer samples at the pavilion where you’ll also find a variety of food options.

HAMMERS & HIGH HEELS The Factory, Franklin Saturday, June 2 hfhwm.org

This benefit for Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury includes cocktails, a gourmet dinner, auctions and live music by Rubiks Groove.

SUMMER INSPIRED COCKTAIL MAKING CLASS City Winery, Nashville Thursday, June 14 citywinery.com

Learn how to use fresh seasonal ingredients to create classic summer cocktails.

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Little Harpeth Brewing, Nashville Saturday, June 16 eventbrite.com

Local brews, southern crawfish and live music.

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Liberty Hall at the Factory, Franklin Saturday, June 30 madesouth.com

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THINGS TO DO N Firefly Zip

for kids includes lots of audience participation.

N Kids Obstacle

See Friday, June 8.

N Grand Ole Opry

888-655-1127 | kidsobstaclechallenge.com/nashville

Tour (Register)

N FREE Frist

See Friday, June 1.

See Saturday, June 2.

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

Architecture Tour

N FREE Gnu Tales & Raccoon Log Ride

615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

Ages 5 - 12. Third Coast Comedy, 1310 Clinton St., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $5. This improv comedy fairy tale show

W Karla Bonoff All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $33 - $43. A night of folk rock music.

Challenge (Register)

Ages 5 - 16. Vaughns Creek Course at Percy Warner Park, 7199 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $32 - $66 kids, free for parents. An adventure and obstacle course race with 15 challenges and mud.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End

Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore musical instruments with the Country Music Hall of Fame’s musical petting zoo, then create art inspired by the instruments.

N Little Art House Drop-In Class

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 4 - 12. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10. Young artists can imagine new concepts, explore various mediums and create original works.

N Opry

Country Classics

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 3 p.m.; $40 - $99. Larry Gatlin shares stories and songs with special guests.

R FREE Picnic in the Park

See Saturday, June 2.

N PRINT IT:

Geometric Planters

See Thursday, June 7.

N Marine Biologist

N FREE Ride to Thrive

SPOTLIGHT: FREE KIDS’ FISHING RODEOS

See Friday, June 1.

Saturday, June 9

eventbrite.com

All ages. Cleveland Park, 925 N. Sixth St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Community awareness for direct program services, resources, information, health screenings and more along with family activities, kids’ games, food, music and prizes.

for a Day (Register)

N FREE MNPS

Fatherhood Festival

Y

All ages. Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center, 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Metro Nashville Public Schools fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and others along with their young students can enjoy games, activities, music, food, hands-on activities and workshops.

oung angling enthusiasts can bait their hooks and cast their lines for free on Saturday, June 9 during the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency’s (TWRA Kids’ Fishing Rodeos. These Middle Tennessee fishing holes host the fun: Buckner Park, Dickson Ages 16 & younger; 6 - 10 a.m. Evergreen Lake, Fairview Ages 15 & younger; 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kingston Springs Park, Kingston Springs Ages 5 - 15; 6 - 11 a.m.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball 615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Tacoma Rainiers.

Travis Price Park, Springfield Ages 2 - 14; 6:30 - 10 a.m.

N Nick

Westmoreland City Lake, Westmoreland Ages 3 - 17; 1 - 5 p.m.

Swardson

615-782-4040 tpac.org

Whippoorwill Lake, Columbia Ages 16 & younger; 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages 16+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaerick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.50. A night of stand-up comedy.

Get more info at tn.gov/twra.

S FREE STC

Rummage Sale

N FREE Summer

cians Corner

Percy Priest WMA, La Vergne Ages 16 & younger; 7 - 10 a.m.

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 11 p.m.; $9 adults, $8 ages 2 - 12 per show. A tour of the night skies, a full-dome feature (Samskara) and laser shows set to pop music.

See Saturday, June 2.

See Friday, June 1.

Memorial Park, Hendersonville Ages 14 & younger; 7 - 11 a.m.

adventuresci.org/saturday

See Friday, June 8.

N FREE Musi-

Liberty Park Fish Pond, Clarksville Ages 16 & younger; 7 - 9 a.m.

N Second Saturday

W FREE Music in the Vines

Lake at Beaverdam Camp, Centreville Ages 1 - 16; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

615-862-6432

Challenge Kick-Off Carnival

nashvillepubliclibrary.org All ages. Green Hills Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This official launch to the Summer Reading Program includes games and activities.

R Under the Sea Tea with Ariel (Register)

615-904-2787 boroarts.org

All ages. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; $30. Join Ariel and friends for a magical meet and greet that includes lemonade, cookies, storytime, a photo op and more. Ticket includes priority seating to the 2 p.m. performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Wildflower

N Creative Zone:

R Family Fun Night:

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

See Friday, June 8.

townofsmyrna.org

Hike (Register)

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Search for summer flowers in the Henry Hollow Creek area.

W Yoga with American Girl (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 8:45 - 10 a.m.; $10. Connect your mind & body through movement.

W Yoga with

Maarika Mann

See Saturday, June 2.

SUN 10 N 72nd Annual Tony

Awards Viewing Party

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $5. See theater’s big night in New York on the big screen with fellow theater lovers.

W FREE Brentwood

Summer Concert Series

Design an Album Cover

R Daddy and Me

Picture Frame Painting Class (Register)

615-318-4247 | quinnsmercantile.myshopify.com

All ages. Quinn’s Mercantile, 301 N. Spring St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 3 p.m.; $30. Enjoy quality time with your kid while making a painted picture frame together.

W Date with

Dad (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 2:30 4:30 p.m.; $28. This daddy/ daughter outing includes a meal, games, crafts and keepsakes.

N FREE Dragon Music Sunday

hwen.org

All ages. Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 4 - 6:30 p.m. The Contrarian Ensemble performs an eclectic set of Italian, Irish, old-time American, bluegrass and jazz.

Milkshakes and Games (Register)

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy., Smyrna; 6 p.m.; $2. A night of games and frozen treats.

N Music City Kids

Triathlon (Register)

aerotriclub.com/music-citykids-triathlon Ages 6 - 18. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 2Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $45. Swim, bike and run in this competitive event.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, June 2.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:15 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Tacoma Rainiers.

N Sunday

Mornin’ Country

opry.com

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 2:30 p.m.; $29. Brenda Lee hosts an afternoon of music.

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

R Under the Sea Tea

All ages. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood; 7 9 p.m. Music by 12 South.

See Saturday, June 9.

with Ariel (Register)

MON 11 TUE 12 N 26th Annual Hart

N FREE Acoustic

615-983-6805 starsnashville.org

See Tuesday, June 5.

Golf Classic (Register)

Adults. Golf Club of Tennessee, 1000 Golf Club Drive, Kingston Springs; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $200. Tee up to raise money to benefit local youth served by the STARS program.

N Creative Zone: Hip Hats

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Make paper hat designs using inspiration from the hats found in the galleries.

N Dr. Jordan Peterson

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

Ages 12 - 15. The Kitchen Nashville, 6035 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $200. This three-day kids’ cooking class covers Mexican, Italian and Asian dishes.

W Boredom

Buster (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

All ages. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $30. A day trip for kids to the Lotz House, Carter House and then a movie at Academy Park.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, June 5.

N Early Explorers

S FREE Eating Smart

N FREE Green Hills

See Tuesday, June 5.

See Monday, June 4.

Community Story and Playtime

See Monday, June 4.

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Tacoma Rainiers.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, June 4.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

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R Climbing Club

Sounds Baseball

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N All Around the

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $37 - $102. The clinical psychologist presents his “12 Rules for Life Tour: An Antidote to Chaos.”

N Nashville

From hurdles to mud pits, ages 5 - 16 can test their skills during the Kids Obstacle Challenge on Saturday, June 9 at Percy Warner Park. Mom and Dad, you get to participate for free!

Pickin’ Party

See Tuesday, June 5.

N Creative Zone: Hip Hats

See Monday, June 11.

and Moving More

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

N Harry Styles

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29.50 - $99.50. A night of pop music.

N Pinot

with the President

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

Ages 21+. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $30. Sunset wagon rides, garden strolls, wine and cheese on the lawn and more.

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N Styx and Joan Jett N Inter Nashville & The Blackhearts

FC Soccer

S Way Back

Wednesdays: Meet Mr. Slither (Register)

ascendamphitheater.com

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All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $29 - $350. A night of rock music with special guest Tesla.

All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Antioch; 7 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus Chattanooga FC.

S TOT Art (Register)

R FREE International

N Tuesdays for Tots

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R Wild

See Wednesday, June 6.

R Water Polo

All ages. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Dance groups from USA, Italy, Mexico and Sweden perform.

R FREE June in the

N FREE 24th Annual

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See Tuesday, June 5.

WED 13

Folkfest

Creek (Register)

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com Ages 6 - 12. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; $5. Learn about corn snakes and meet one up close.

Things (Register)

THU 14 Movies in the Park

See Wednesday, June 6.

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W FREE Kids Day

W Cooking

All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. A morning of games and activities with snacks available.

All ages. Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., Nashville; 5 p.m. Games and activities followed by a screening of Legally Blonde.

R All Around See Wednesday, June 6.

with Kids (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Ages 6+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St., Brentwood; 2 4:30 p.m.; $55. Learn kitchen fundamentals like knife skills and pasty techniques. Each week features a different menu.

N Creative Zone: Hip Hats

See Monday, June 11.

W Foggy Bottom

Canoe Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 11 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7:30 a.m. 4:15 p.m.; $40. Kids will be taken to Foggy Bottom for a day of canoeing.

615-794-2103 franklintn.gov/parks

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 gingersands.com

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Ginger Sands performs music for children.

N Ledisi

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29 - $79. A night of R&B music with special guests Melanie Fiona & Tweet.

N Grand Ole Opry

S FREE Tot Time

S FREE Honk!

R Tumbleweeds

See Friday, June 1.

Storytime

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com All ages. Portland Library, 301 Portland Blvd., Portland; 10:30 a.m. Nashville Ballet dancers present an interactive storytime for kids.

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See Monday, June 4.

N FREE Tunnels and Dens (Register)

N Annie

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

See Thursday, June 7.

N Barefootin’ Concert Series

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Live music by B.B. King’s Blues Club All-Star Band.

W Boredom

Buster (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $45. A day trip to Beech Bend Amusement Park in Bowling Green.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, June 5.

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

N Creative Zone:

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. Investigate animals that eat, sleep and hunt underground.

See Monday, June 11.

Hip Hats

THEATER & DANCE

THINGS TO DO ANNE FRANK AND ME Friday, June 1 | All ages 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players at Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 7 p.m. $13 - $25. This award-winning play is about the awakening of a modern teen Holocaust denier.

ANNIE

June 14 - 30| All ages 615-883-8375 thelarrykeetontheatre.org

The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 - $30 adults, $15 - $20 ages 12 & younger. Forever trying to escape the mean Miss Hannigan and the orphanage, Annie finds herself in the company of a lovable dog named Sandy and wealthy benefactor, Daddy Warbucks.

Avenue Q School Edition June 2 - 3 | Ages 13+ 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players at Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Sat 12 p.m., Sun 7:30 p.m. $10. Adapted for high-school performers, this puppetfilled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life.

AS YOU LIKE IT

June 22 - July 7 | Ages 12+ act1online.com

Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy about a heroine who flees persecution in her uncle’s court.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST June 1 - 17 | All ages 615-332-7529 circleplayers.net

Circle Players at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 ages 3+ ($10 on Thursdays). This tale as old as time challenges audience members to look at what’s on the inside of a person.

BOOMTOWN, TENNESSEE June 1 - 3 | All ages 615-847-0934 lakewoodtheaterco.com

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15

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adults, $12 students. A new musical about the founding of Old Hickory from 1918 - WWII.

DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR. June 29 - July 1 | All ages academypartn.wcparksandrec. com

Star Bright Players Jr. at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10. The African savanna comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and other characters in this coming-of-age tale.

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

June 8 - 24 | All ages 615-904-2787 | boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 &- 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. Ariel pursues a human prince and bargains with an evil sea witch to trade her tail for legs.

DOUBLEWIDE TEXAS

June 1 - 10 | Ages 10+ 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger. The inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town is determined to annex them.

EMERGENCE FEATURING THE BLUEBIRD CAFE June 1 - 3 | All ages 615-9782-4040 nashvilleballet.com

Nashville Ballet Studio A, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville. Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 pm. $35 - $45. Experience a piece of art only 12 hours in the making when up-andcoming choreographers embrace their creative instincts in a rapid-fire rehearsal process.

GREASE

Through June 3 | Ages 13+ 615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com Studio Tenn at Jamison Theater at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $30 - $85. Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s rockin’ musical paying homage to the 1950s.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL June 7 - 9 | All ages cytnashville.org

CYT Nashville at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $13 in advance, $14 at the door. Disney’s smash hit musical following the romance between Troy and Gabriella comes to life on stage.

HONK!

Through June 3 | 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 Stephen Sondehim/James Lepine musical about an ugly ducking.

LOVE NEVER DIES June 19 - 24 | All ages

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $25 - $70. The sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS June 21 - 30 | All ages 615-818-7358 thetheaterbug.org

Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu - Sat 7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 students. This musical comedy, adapted from the Robert Munsch book, follows a princess’ quest to rescue a prince. It’s a girl power fairy tale that shows kids that all happily ever afters don’t look the same.

SHREK

June 14 - 16 | All ages bravocreativeartscenter.com

Bravo Creative Arts Center at The Ensworth Theater, 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $12. The tale of an ogre and his life-changing journey with a wisecracking donkey and feisty princess.

SEUSSICAL JR.

June 28 - 30 | All ages capitoltheatretn.com

Audience of One Productions at Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 11. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the

Five-year-olds Ellie James of South Nashville (left) and Olivia James Graves of Bellevue share the role of “Lulu” in Waitress at TPAC, June 5 - 10. Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters spring to life on stage.

SPAMALOT

June 1 - 16 | Ages 12+ 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 musical spoof draws from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

THE TEMPEST

Saturday, June 16 | All ages nashvilleshakes.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival at a surprise location — ticket holders will receive a text 24 hours in advance with the location. 2 p.m. Natalie Risk directs the play that many believe was the last Shakespeare wrote alone.

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June 8 - 23 | All ages 615-554-7414 streettheatrecompany.org

Street Theatre Company, 6727 Charlotte Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. This musical is a love letter to musical theater and to the joy of collaboration.

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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE June 15 - 24 | Ages 12+

615-893-9825 | mltarts.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Christopher Durang’s comedy about the relationships of three middleaged siblings.

WAITRESS

June 5 - 10 | All ages 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $30 - $85. An expert pie maker enters a baking contest to aid her quest to get out of her small town. The show features two local girls playing the role of “Lulu.”

WEST SIDE STORY June 2 - 3 | Ages 8+ 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players at Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Sat 4 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 12 & 4 p.m. $13 - $25. In this musical, young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs. (turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO R FREE International

N Stephen Stills

N FREE American

mboro-international-folkfest. org

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

americanartisanfestival.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49.50 - $75. A night of Americana music with special guest Kenny White.

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; Fri 12 - 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This highly curated art fair features contemporary American crafts and fine art from more than 150 artists from around the country. Plus, live music, children’s art booths, food and more.

Folkfest

All ages. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road W., Smyrna; 10 a.m. Dance groups from Mexico perform.

& Judy Collins

N Kids at the Capitol S FREE Summer 615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free for parents. Enjoy a Nashville Ballet performance.

N MAKE IT:

Conductive Sewing

Concert Series

See Thursday, June 7.

R Water Polo See Tuesday, June 5.

See Thursday, June 7.

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Live music by high-energy dance band Stretta.

Rebecca Dandekar

Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; $8 members, $10 nonmembers plus gate ($15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12). Discover the basics of circuits during a crash course in handsewing techniques while designing your very own conductive patch to take home.

See Thursday, June 7.

S FREE Music

Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 8:45 10 a.m.; $10. This class covers all facets of party etiquette.

All ages. Downtown Portland; 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for a night of bluegrass music with Code of the Hills.

S FREE Pioneer Pals: Feathered Friends (Register)

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. Learn about birds through songs, stories and hands-on activities.

W Rodney Crowell 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 8 p.m.; $41 - $56. A night of Americana music.

N Shrek

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

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Volleyball Class

FRI 15 W A Smart Girl’s

Guide to Manners (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php

N A Tribute

to Ray Charles

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39 - $106. Ellis Hall joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of songs including “Hit the Road Jack,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and more.

R FREE All Access Night (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Special needs families only can explore exhibits, meet animals, enjoy snacks and more.

Kids can draw, color and create during the American Artisan Festival in Centennial Park, June 15 - 17.

Concert Series

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

R Youth

on Main

N Barefootin’

W Yoga with

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs

615-325-9032 portlandcofc.com

Artisan Festival

N Celtic Woman: Homecoming

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

N FREE iSpy:

Forest Mysteries

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Peek under rocks, peer into cavities and peruse rotting logs to search for mysteries.

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49.50 - $109.50. A night of music featuring classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians.

W FREE Lego

N Creative Zone:

See Friday, June 1.

Mania (Register)

See Friday, June 1.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

R FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

615-890-0355 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners for outdoor music by local bands.

N FREE Thunder on

the Cumberland Qualifying Races

thunderonthecumberland.com All ages. Riverfront Park, 100 First Ave. N., Nashville; 12 - 6 p.m. Come out to see which boats and racers will make Saturday’s powerboat race.

Hip Hats

N Martin

N Grand Ole Opry

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

N FREE Grand

Ages 16+. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $37.50 - $202.50. A night of stand-up comedy.

S FREE Tot Time

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

N FREE Meet the

See Friday, June 1.

Ages 2 - 6. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. Kids and grandparents can learn about the summer activities of purple martins.

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

See Monday, June 11.

See Friday, June 1.

Outing: Purple Martins (Register)

N International Folkfest

mboro-international-folkfest. org All ages. Winfree Bryant Middle School, 1213 Leeville Pike, Lebanon; 7 p.m.; $10. Dance groups from USA, Italy, Mexico and Sweden perform.

Lawrence’s Lit Tour

Banjo (Register)

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 1 - 2 p.m. Learn the history of the banjo while hearing old-time tunes.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Friday, June 1.

N FREE Red

Caboose Concert

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m. The Greg Bryant Expansion performs.

nashvilleparent.com

R Toddler Time See Friday, June 1.

See Friday, June 1.

R FREE Trail Worms R Vanya and Sonia

and Masha and Spike

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N FREE Who is Nesting in Warner Park? (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 8+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. Learn how to find, identify and observe summer nesting birds.

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SAT 16 N 18th Annual

Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival

nashvillejazzandbluesfest.com All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 - 10 p.m.; $20 - $30. Local and national acts perform jazz, blues, R&B and soul music. A free Children’s Pavilion (12 - 3 p.m.) features inflatables, puppet shows, art and music workshops, and more.

W FREE 3D Printing Class (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Use Tinkercad software to create a 3D project.

W Advanced Basket Weaving (Register)

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org Adults. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $55. Learn to weave a wine basket.

N FREE American Artisan Festival

See Friday, June 15.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to rumba with live music by The Moonlighters.

N Cheekwood

Exhibit Opening

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Cracking Art from Milan, Italy features large-scale, natural animal forms made of synthetic materials. The exhibit playfully arranges meerkats, bears, crocodiles, birds and other animals in surprising invasions of familiar landscapes. It’s on display through Sept. 2.

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N Country Costumes: N Inter Nashville Shania Twain

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 - 2 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Drawing inspiration from Shania Twain, customize costume templates with fabric, lace and gems.

W Crafts for Dads (Register)

615-447-8510 craftlove.com/franklin All ages. Craft Love, 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $45 - $195. Enjoy Father’s Day crafting by making anything from small projects to cornhole boards. Also available at Nashville location.

N Creative Zone:

FC Soccer

internashfc.com All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus Asheville City SC.

N Intergalactic

Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $50. Explore the art of cooking with fresh herbs while making strawberry-mint lemonade, fresh basil caprese salad, rosemary chicken, maple dill carrots and lavender lemon cake.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

N FREE NCT 2018 –

19 Season Preview Open House (Register)

615-252-4675 nashvillect.org

All ages. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; 12 p.m. Tours and activities around the theater including short excerpts from all of the shows coming up next season.

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $2. Check out the latest in gemstones, pearls, chains and more.

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Intersection musicians interact with kids to explore how new music expands ears and minds, then kids can make a musicthemed craft.

R FREE International

N Little Art House

mboro-international-folkfest. org

See Saturday, June 9.

All ages. Courthouse Square, Murfreesboro; 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Dance groups from USA, Italy, Mexico and Sweden perform.

N Marine Biologist

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. Learn more about the fascinating roles that plant and animal “dads” serve in nature.

See Friday, June 1.

R FREE Picnic

W FREE Music

See Saturday, June 2.

See Saturday, June 2.

N FREE Pioneer

Bead Show

beadshows.com

Folkfest

Drop-In Class

for a Day (Register)

in the Vines

N FREE Papa

Nature (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

in the Park

Hip Hats

R FREE Juneteenth

N FREE Family

615-962-8773 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

N FREE Musicians See Friday, June 1.

All ages. St. Paul Community Church, 5035 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 6 p.m. Live outdoor music, inflatables and food.

All ages. Bradley Academy Museum, 415 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Explore African-American history during this celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States.

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks Ages 6 - 12. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn about the simple toys and games of pioneer children.

N FREE Frist

R Kids Cooking

See Monday, June 11.

Music Night

615-269-4521 stpaulcommunitychurch.org

Architecture Tour

See Saturday, June 2.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

W Henry Cho

Celebration

Class: From the Garden (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 5 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd.,

Corner

N Nashville SC Soccer

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $60. Versus North Carolina FC.

Club (Register)

W FREE Porchfest

westhaventn.com/2018westhaven-porchfest/ All ages. Westhaven Community, 1001 Westhaven Blvd., Franklin; 3 - 10 p.m. Nearly 70 musicians fill 16 porches with live music in the neighborhood. This year’s main stage featured

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 4 & 8 p.m.; $30 - $40. A night of clean comedy.

S Incredibles 2

Sensory-Friendly Screening

615-451-9500 ncgmovies.com

All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin; 10 a.m.; $6. Enjoy Incredibles 2 with no previews, softer sound and lights not so dim. Plus, kids can run round and make noise.

Experience the thrill of powerboat racing during Thunder on the Cumberland on Saturday, June 16.

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THINGS TO DO acts are Goose Gossett and Vinyl Radio. There’s also a makers market of local artists and food trucks.

N FREE Thunder

W Riverbend

All ages. Riverfront Park, 100 First Ave. N., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Watch F1 powerboats and tri-hulls race on the river with while the park boasts live music, food trucks and cash bars. New this year, free boat rides for spectators between races.

Kids’ Club

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

N Safety Day 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. Get empowered to make safe decisions for yourself and those around you through hands-on activities that highlight the importance of safety.

N Taste of Music City

on the Cumberland Festival

thunderonthecumberland.com

W Traffic Jam

615-799-9331, ext. 2315 wcparksandrec.com All ages. Nolensville Ball Park, Nolensville Park Road, Nolensville; 5 - 9 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children, free ages 3 & younger ($2 discount in advance). Live music by The Music City Stones, classic cars, food trucks, inflatables, pony rides and more.

R Under the Sea Tea with Ariel (Register)

tasteofmusiccity.com

See Saturday, June 9.

All ages. Public Square Park, 10 Public Sq., Nashville; 6 - 10 p.m.; $59 - $85 adults, $15 children. This all-inclusive foodtasting event features Nashville’s top chefs. Proceeds benefit the Nashville State Community College Foundation.

R UZoo

N The Fatherhood Games

thefatherhoodgames.com All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 7 a.m.; $45 adult combo, $35 race only, $35 games only, $2 spectators only, free ages 6 and younger. A 5K wooded trail race followed by field game-style games for the whole family with live music and hot air balloon rides. Proceeds benefit at-risk young men with absentee fathers through the Family Foundation Fund.

N The Music of Pink Floyd

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; $55 - $65. Vocalist Randy Jackson and a full rock band join the Nashville Symphony for a night of Pink Floyd music, complete with a light show.

SUN 17

N Intergalactic N FREE Jazz on

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39 - $69. A night of garage rock music.

See Friday, June 15.

615-731-9001 | facebook. com/jazzonthecumberland

N Creative Zone: Em-

All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 5:30 - 8 p.m. A family-friendly evening of jazz music.

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Artisan Festival

W FREE Brentwood

Summer Concert Series

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

N FREE Wildflower Hike (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Search for summer flowers in the Henry Hollow Creek area.

W Yoga with

Maarika Mann

See Saturday, June 2.

the Cumberland

N Creative Zone:

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12 ($54 family pass). Explore the stories of the men and women who were enslaved and emancipated.

Hip Hats

See Monday, June 11.

R Family Baking Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

N Father’s

Ages 8+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 6:30 - 8 a.m. Hike in search of tanagers, buntings and other summer songbirds.

See Saturday, June 16.

N Juneteenth

N FREE Warner Park 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Bead Show

All ages. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood; 7 - 9 p.m. Music by The South Street Players.

All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; 7:30 p.m.; $15. A musical tribute to U2.

Walks: Summer Bird Saunter (Register)

MON 18

Happy Father's Day! N FREE American

Ages 5+. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 1 - 4 p.m.; $65 adults, $50 ages 5 - 17. Learn to make baked stuffed chicken breasts, cheesy potato casserole, cream puffs with pumpkin mousse and white chocolate topping, apple spice cake and double chocolate cookies.

615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com

followed by the Cumberlanders vs Phoenix.

Day at Lane

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org All ages. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $12 adults, $3 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger and fathers. Dads get free admission today, and there will be special demonstrations and basement tours.

N Father’s Day

with the Fab Four

615-324-1010 citywinery.com

All ages. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 4 & 8 p.m.; $35 - $50. A Beatles tribute concert.

N FREE Hermitage Tennessee Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 12 p.m. The Quicksteps vs Maroons

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Commemoration

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

N Arctic Monkeys ascendamphitheater.com

bellished Instruments

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Personalize paper instrument designs.

N Early Explorers See Monday, June 4.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

W FREE Music

See Monday, June 4.

See Saturday, June 2.

R Snack Attack!

in the Vines

R FREE Oaklands

See Monday, June 4.

Vintage Baseball

N Third Day

All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 12 p.m. The Distillers challenge the Scouts.

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

N Ray Lamontagne ascendamphitheater.com

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26 - $89. A night of folk rock with guest Neko Case.

N Says You! Live

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $35 - $45. Experience NPR’s comedy word game show in a live setting.

R Under the Sea Tea with Ariel (Register)

See Saturday, June 9.

Farewell Tour

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $19.92 - $75. A night of Christian music.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, June 4.

TUE 19 N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

See Tuesday, June 5.

W Boredom

Buster (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $30. A day trip to Opry Mills to experience Madame Tussauds Wax Museum then a movie.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, June 5.

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THINGS TO DO R Climbing Club

W FREE Kids’ Hour

N FREE World Refu615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

S FREE Eating Smart

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

See Tuesday, June 5.

N Paul Simon

See Tuesday, June 5.

N Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments

See Monday, June 18.

and Moving More

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

N Love Never Dies

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

N Third Day

615-550-5660 wholefoodsmarket.com

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $50 - $165. A night of pop music during Paul Simon’s “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour.”

Farewell Tour

N FREE Sunbeams

S TOT Art (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

See Monday, June 18.

See Tuesday, June 5.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, June 5.

R Water Polo See Tuesday, June 5.

and Solar Ovens

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Harness the power of sunbeams with a cardboard box while learning about our closest star.

R All Around the World

See Wednesday, June 6.

W Cooking

with Kids (Register)

See Wednesday, June 13.

N Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments

See Monday, June 18.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

N FREE Insects

N FREE 24th Annual Movies in the Park

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All ages. Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., Nashville; 5 p.m. Games and activities followed by a screening of The Greatest Showman.

downtowngallatin.com

Thursday on Main

W Treetop Adven-

All ages. Downtown Square, Gallatin; 6:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music by local bands.

W Boredom

wcparksandrec.com

N Act Like

wcparksandrec.com

tures (Register)

Ages 11 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $45. A day trip to Treetop Adventure Park to tackle 100 challenging obstacles.

S FREE 3rd

a GRRRL 2018

actorsbridge.org

Buster (Register)

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $45. A day trip of fun in the sun and water at Nashville Shores.

R Tumbleweeds

Ages 12+. Belmont’s Black Box Theater, 2100 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 students. Local teen girls present original stories, dances and songs.

See Monday, June 4.

N Anthony Jeselnik

N Creative Zone: Em-

Ages 16+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $35. A night of stand-up comedy.

See Monday, June 18.

N FREE Back Porch

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 5 - 8 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Local artist John Taylor shares techniques for mastering the Etch-a-Sketch screen. Bring your own or check one out while supplies last.

(Register)

S Way Back

Wednesdays: Navigate a Compass Course (Register)

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All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 12 p.m. Learn all about insects.

Ages 6 - 12. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; $5. Learn how to count your pace, use a compass and navigate through a three-part course.

R FREE June in the

R Wild Things

See Wednesday, June 6.

See Wednesday, June 6.

Creek (Register)

THU 21

S FREE Tot Time

for Lunch (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Oasis Center, 1704 Charlotte Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Join Frist Center staff, local fiber artist Beizar Aradini and ARTlab participants in the Oasis Center’s International Teen Outreach Program for an art unveiling with an international feast. Bring a dish to share.

You and your kids can have fun together at AR Workshop Nashville or AR Workshop Franklin. The Saturday Crafternoon and Sunday Funday workshops at both locations let you create customized projects including canvas pillows, tote bags, wooden signs and more. Register at arworkshop.com.

See Wednesday, June 6.

WED 20

gee Day Art Unveiling and Potluck

(Register)

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Concert Series

See Thursday, June 7.

N Bluegrass

Nights at the Ryman

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30.50. Dailey & Vincent perform.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, June 5.

nashvilleparent.com

N Hellbender on the River

cumberlandrivercompact.org/ events/hellbender All ages. East Bank Landing, 2 Victory Ave., Nashville; 5:30 8 p.m.; $35 - $45. Live music, beer samples, Hattie B’s hot chicken and sides, and more.

bellished Instruments

W FREE International

N Drop-in Drawing

downtownfranklintn.com

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

N FREE Gulch Night Market

gulchnightmarket.com All ages. The Gulch, Downtown Nashville; 5 - 8 p.m. This brand-new night market features

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a curated selection of local artisans, food and beverage vendors and music.

Day of Yoga

All ages. Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bring a mat or blanket to participate in different types of yoga, from mommy and me to goat yoga.

N Kids at the Capitol 615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free for parents. Experience sleight-of-hand illusions by Magic Wayne.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Make

W FREE Pizza

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Music Day Nashville

All ages. Various venues in Nashville; 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. This community-wide music festival features multiple genres at various venues, plus several opportunities for kids to join in and play along.

N Make Music

Nashville at the Zoo

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $17 adults, $12 ages 2 - 12. Head to the Grassmere Historic Home to listen to various acts perform and then join in on a harmonica jam.

& Pages

Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Enjoy a slice of pizza and an activity tied to books.

S FREE Summer Concert Series

See Thursday, June 7.

W Summer Night Hike (Register)

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org

S FREE Music

Ages 9+. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; $10. Bring a picnic and enjoy naked-eye astronomy and listening to the sounds of a southern summer night.

See Thursday, June 7.

R FREE Summer

N Nashville

townofsmyrna.org

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learn what the summer solstice means and design a sun catcher.

on Main

Sounds Honky Tonks Weekend

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. The Sounds take on Round Rock Express during the first series of games where the teams battle for the boot. The games include live music and a Broadway Nashville atmosphere.

N FREE Pioneer Club (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks Ages 6 - 12. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn about the simple toys and games of pioneer children.

S FREE Pioneer Pals:

Solstice

N FREE Summer Sol-

stice Hike & Blackberry Pickin’ (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6 - 7 p.m. Enjoy a short stroll to harvest wild blackberries.

N Barefootin’

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 5 - 10 p.m.; $10 adults, $6.50 ages 3 - 17. Explore the Cracking Art exhibit across the grounds, plus there’s live entertainment, kids’ activities, food trucks and cash bars.

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Live music by The Aquaducks party band.

Night Out

N FREE Trees of

Summer (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 9 - 10:30 a.m. Learn about tree ID through their leaves.

R Water Polo See Tuesday, June 5.

W Yoga with

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

See Thursday, June 7.

S FREE The World’s

Volleyball Class

Bag Princess

Largest Swim Lesson

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. Stories, crafts and games with a frog theme.

All ages. Pleasant Green Pool, 360 Pleasant Green Drive, Goodlettsville; 9 a.m. & 6 p.m. This nationwide event aims to help prevent drowning, the second largest cause of injuryrelated death of children ages 1 - 14. Arrive a half hour early to register.

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N Thursday

N The Paper

Frogs & Turtles (Register)

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com

You and your kids can make some noise together during Make Music Day Nashville on Thursday, June 21. The all-day event takes place at various locations around town.

Rebecca Dandekar

R Youth

See Thursday, June 7.

FRI 22 N Act Like

a GRRRL 2018

See Thursday, June 21.

N As You Like It

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

nashvilleparent.com

Concert Series

N Creative Zone: Em-

a night of music that helped define the sound of the 1960s. Arrive early for the Groovin’ Car Show on the plaza.

S FREE Fun Friday 615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11 a.m. Mr. Bond the Science Guy entertains.

bellished Instruments

W FREE Games

N FREE Curator’s

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 2 - 3 p.m. Play classic and new board games.

See Monday, June 18.

Perspective: From No Place to Everything

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6:30 p.m. In this lecture, Chief Curator Mark Scala discusses how artists in Chaos and Awe respond to cultural shifts that are are sweeping and unpredictable.

R Family Campfire townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna; 7 p.m.; $2. Hang around the campfire for songs, stories and s’mores.

N Felix Cavaliere’s

Rascals with the Nashville Symphony

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $21 - $104. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere performs

Club (Register)

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

N FREE iSpy: Reptiles and Amphibians

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Search for frogs, salamanders and skinks.

N Lovett or Leave It

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 10:30 p.m.; $25 - $79.50. Popular political podcast personalities present a live show.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

See Friday, June 1.


THINGS TO DO W FREE Movie

N Summer

615-794-2103 franklintn.gov/parks

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

All ages. Pinkerton Park,405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets for an outdoor screening of The Lego Ninjago Movie.

Ages 21+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $90 GA, $125 VIP. Summer chic is the attire for this first-ever event celebrating the newly restored horse stables and courtyard. Sip bourbon cocktails, enjoy food from The Mockingbird and dance to live music under the stars.

in the Park

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Friday, June 1.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

615-862-5016 nashvilleflea.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood, Nashville; Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop for treasures with a “Taste of Summer” theme.

N Nashville

Sounds Honky Tonks Weekend

Stable Party

R Toddler Time See Friday, June 1.

S FREE Tot Time See Friday, June 1.

R FREE Trail Worms See Friday, June 1.

SAT 23 N Act Like

N Pods Tour America

See Thursday, June 21.

Ages 14+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $25 - $99.50. Popular political podcast personalities present a live show.

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S American Girl Tea Party of 1904: Samantha (Register)

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All ages. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m. The Roux du Bayou Cajun Band performs.

Ages 7 - 12. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; $20. Bring your doll and enjoy old-time activities like balancing a book on your head and making a tin-can telephone. Then, have tea and cake.

W FREE Star Party

N FREE Big

N FREE Red Caboose Concert

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 8 - 10 p.m. Observe Saturn, Mars and double stars through telescopes.

N FREE Summer Solstice Campfire (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 7:30 - 9 p.m. Listen to music, the summer insects and hooting owls around the campfire.

N Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30 - $64. The Nashville Symphony with a team of Broadway-caliber vocalists perform Disney favorites while iconic movie clips play in largerthan-life LED video.

Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to tango with live music by the S. Jackson St. Band.

compete, including Grave Digger, Brutus, Mutant, Jester and Whiplash. You can also add on extras like the pre-show pit party and rides around the track in the monster trucks for additional fees.

N FREE Nashville

S FREE Monthaven

All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $20 - $80. The Nashville Knights women’s tackle football team challenges Denver Dream.

Exhibit Opening

615-822-0789 | monthavenartsandculturalcenter.com

See Saturday, June 2.

All ages. Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, 1017 Antebellum Cir., Hendersonville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The American Veterans Art Show features the art of American combat veterans who have turned to art, music and creative writing to heal their unseen wounds of war. The exhibit runs through July 21.

N Grand Ole Opry

N Moonlight

R International Mud

615-395-9950 adventureworks.com

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

See Friday, June 1.

See Thursday, June 21.

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

Blvd., Ashland City; 1 - 3 p.m. Bring creek shoes and a minnow net to explore the creek with a naturalist.

Day Celebration

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Ages 4 - 12. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 1 - 3 p.m.; $2. Learn about the types of soil native to Tennessee and make mud pies with clay.

W Kelly Willis

Zip (Register)

Ages 6+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs; 7:30, 8, 8:30 & 9 p.m.; $65. Zipline through the dark evening forest under the light of the full moon.

S FREE Music City Lacrosse Festival

tnlax.org

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $30 - $41. A night of country/ rockabilly music.

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 9 a.m. Watch girls’ lacrosse matches in middle school championship and high school recruiting divisions.

N FREE Kidsville

W Music in the

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear a tale about saving money and watching it grow, then create a pretend plant that grows money.

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

kidsvilleonline.org

N Little Art House Drop-In Class

See Saturday, June 9.

See Saturday, June 2.

N FREE Creek

N Monster Jam

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory

800-745-3000 monsterjam.com

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $15 - $65. Giant trucks

nashvilleparent.com

Pride Festival

nashvillepride.org All ages. Public Square Park, Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m.; $5 suggested donation. This annual LGBT family-friendly celebration includes a kids’ zone. Several stages of live music, including Chely Wright and Wilson Phillips.

N Nashville

Sounds Honky Tonks Weekend

See Thursday, June 21.

R Parents’

Night Out (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

Ages 6 - 12. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy., Smyrna; 6 - 10 p.m.; $5. Enjoy a date night after you drop off the kids for a night of games, activities and pizza.

N FREE Pause and Paint with Dayo (Register)

Ages 10+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Dayo Johnson leads you through the steps of creating an original work of art.

See Friday, June 1.

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

N Nashville

All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 5:30 - 9 p.m.; In advance: $20/person, $75/carload up to six; At the gate: $25/person. Anthony Adams & The Nite Owls perform Americana music. Enjoy a picnic, hike and meeting the owls prior to the concert at 7 p.m.

See Monday, June 18.

Exploration (Register)

Arena Football

nashvilleauditorium.com

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

W FREE Music

for a Day (Register)

N Nashville Knights

Meadow (Register)

N Creative Zone: Em- N Marine Biologist bellished Instruments

Flea Market

See Friday, June 22.

in the Vines

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Friday, June 1.

N Preds Craft Beer Festival

615-770-7800 nhl.com/predators/community/foundation/beer-festival Ages 21+. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 3 - 7 p.m.; $59 - $149 ($39 DDs). Enjoy food, sip craft brews, play games and enjoy live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.

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THINGS TO DO S Songwriters Night N FREE Warner Park

W Yoga

W FREE Rippavilla

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

See Saturday, June 2.

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Spring St., Spring Hill; 12 p.m. Quicksteps vs Lightfoot.

Summer Concert Series

All ages. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville; 5 - 9 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Enjoy live music, inflatables, children’s games and more. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food on site.

N Speedway Racing fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood, Nashville 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. Auto racing with more than 500 laps.

N Sports Science Day 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. From Newton’s three laws of motion to the properties of elasticity in sports balls, learn how science ties into sports through hands-on activities.

Walks: The Meadow Tree Trail (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 8+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. Binoculars and magnifiers will reveal the animals and plants that thrive in the meadows.

N FREE Wildflower Hike (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Search for summer flowers in the Henry Hollow Creek area.

N FREE WWII

Remembrance Day and Encampment

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N Third Day

All ages. Amqui Station, 303 Madison St., Madison; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. This day honoring all veterans includes speakers talking about women and POWs in WWII. There will be re-enactors, 1940s music and a big band dance with The Moonlighters.

See Monday, June 18.

N Yoga at

Farewell Tour

R Under the Sea Tea with Ariel (Register)

See Saturday, June 9.

Beaman (Register)

with Maarika Mann

SUN 24 W FREE Brentwood

Summer Concert Series

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

All ages. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Way, Brentwood; 7 - 9 p.m. Music by Dangerous Dan & The Funk Town Horns.

W Sunset

Concert Series

615-786-1864 or boft.org All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 6 - 8 p.m.; $10 advance/$12 gate adults, $5 ages 6 - 15. Bring blankets and picnics for a night of music by FAB, a Beatles tribute band.

N Creative Zone: Em- R Under the Sea Tea bellished Instruments See Monday, June 18.

R FREE Kayak Trip (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna; 11 a.m. Enjoy a float. Boats, PFDs and paddles provided.

S FREE Mansker’s Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 12 p.m. The Cumberlanders challenge the Distillers.

with Ariel (Register)

See Saturday, June 9.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 3 4:30 p.m.; $13.50. Treats, crafts, cupcake decorating and more.

MON 25

S FREE Music City

N Early Explorers

Adults. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 9:30 10:45 a.m.; $8. A yoga class in the serenity of Paradise Ridge.

See Saturday, June 23.

N Family Monday

Lacrosse Festival

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, June 2.

Flea Market

See Fridya, June 22.

N Nashville

Pride Festival

See Saturday, June 23.

N Nashville

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org

All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 per family. Enjoy a story (English and Spanish available), a family tour and hands-on creativity in the newly renovated Martin ArtQuest Gallery.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

See Monday, June 4.

W FREE Ravenswood

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

Explore the physics behind athletic games through hands-on activities during Sports Science Day at Adventure Science Center on Saturday, June 23.

See Monday, June 4.

Sounds Honky Tonks Weekend

See Thursday, June 21.

All ages. Ravenswood Mansion, 1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood; 12 p.m. Phoenix vs Maroons followed by Travellers vs Farriers.

nashvilleparent.com

R Snack Attack! See Monday, June 4.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, June 4.

TUE 26 N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

See Tuesday, June 5.

W Boredom

Buster (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $45. A day trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch Show Print and RCA Studio B.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, June 5.

R Climbing Club See Tuesday, June 5.

N Fifth Annual

Georgia On My Mind

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

N FREE Nashville

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Vintage Baseball

N Melissa Etheridge All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49 - $89. A night of rock music (presented without orchestra).

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $44.50 - $54.50. The Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) host a night of music benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

N Nashville SC Soccer

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $60. Versus Indy Eleven.

S TOT Art (Register) See Tuesday, June 5.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, June 5.

R Water Polo See Tuesday, June 5.

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WED 27 W Adventure Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Ages 11 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.; $40. Enjoy a day trip to the SOAR Adventure Tower.

W Cooking

with Kids (Register)

See Wednesday, June 13.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

R FREE June in the Creek (Register)

See Wednesday, June 6.

W FREE Kids Day 615-794-2103 franklintn.gov/parks

All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. A morning of games and activities with snacks available.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 rachelsumner.com

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

N Roger Daltrey

Performs The Who’s Tommy

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; $51 - $131. Roger Daltrey joins the Nashville Symphony to perform one of the greatest rock opera’s ever written in its entirety.

N Theresa Caputo

Live! The Experience

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 7:30 p.m.; $39.75 - $69.75. The star of Long Island Medium shares her ability to communicate with the dead.

N FREE They Eyes

W FREE DC/Marvel

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. See the world as insects, mammals and other animals see it.

Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Snacks, activities and social time regardless of what side of the comic world you reside.

Have It (Register)

S FREE Tot Time

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

N Full Moon

S FREE Summer

All ages. Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $25 adults ($20 in advance), $10 ages 7 - 17, free ages 6 & younger. A night of music featuring bluegrass and roots pickers, food trucks and more. Benefits the park’s education programs.

Concert Series

See Thursday, June 7.

N Thursday Night Out

See Thursday, June 21.

N Kids at the Capitol R Water Polo 615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

See Tuesday, June 5.

W Yoga with

R Tumbleweeds

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free for parents. Catch a demonstration by Success Martial Arts Center.

See Monday, June 4.

N Lil’ Learning

Volleyball Class

Ages 5 & younger. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 9 - 11 a.m. Enjoy free play in the gym.

(Register)

S Way Back

Wednesdays: Basic Knots & Fire Making (Register)

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com Ages 6 - 12. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; $5. Learn to tie basic knots and how to start a fire using 18th century techniques.

R Wild

Things (Register)

Lane (Register)

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org Ages 3 - 5. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $12 adults, free ages 5 & younger. Explore a rock star’s personal motorcycle collection to learn what rat-rod means and how it’s done. Then, create your own rat-rod cycle using unconventional materials.

N FREE Music City Motorcycle Rally

N Bluegrass

musiccitymotorcyclerally.com All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bike shows, demo rides, charity rides, live music, vendors, displays and more.

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

S FREE Pioneer Pals:

See Wednesday, June 6.

THU 28 Nights at the Ryman

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30.50. The Del McCoury Band performs.

W Boredom

Buster (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $45. This day trip to Strike and Spare includes bowling, roller skating, bungee trampoline, bumper cars, laser tag and more.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, June 5.

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Comics Club (Register)

cool off under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department.

Rebecca Dandekar

See Thursday, June 7.

R Youth

See Thursday, June 7.

FRI 29 W A Smart Girl’s Guide to Money (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9:45 11 a.m.; $10. This class covers tips on managing money.

N Barefootin’ Concert Series

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

Pickin’ Party

warnerparks.org

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, June 1.

N FREE Happy

Campers Full Moon Campout (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 p.m. Camp overnight in the special events field with campfire activities.

N FREE iSpy: Insectivores

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Search for animals that exclusively eat insects.

N John Schneider 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $40 - $55. A night of music and storytelling.

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Live music by students in the School of Rock Performance Program.

See Friday, June 1.

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com

N FREE Bells Bend

N FREE Music City

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. Learn about animals that live on the ground and crawl everywhere they go.

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

See Thursday, June 28.

Things That Crawl (Register)

N Seussical Jr.

Night Hike (Register)

All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 8 p.m. Explore and listen for animals of the night.

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

W Disney’s The

R FREE Splash Out!

See “Theater & Dance,” page 60.

murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 12 & younger. Richard Siegel Community Park, 515 Cherry Lane Drive, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Kids can

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N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

Motorcycle Rally

N Music City Motorcycle Rally Concert

fontanel.com

All ages. Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $35 - $65. The Guess Who, Foghat and Molly Hatchet perform.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Friday, June 1.


with the Nashville Symphony

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44- $104. A night of pop music.

R Toddler Time See Friday, June 1.

S FREE Tot Time See Friday, June 1.

R FREE Trail Worms See Friday, June 1.

SAT 30 W Arena Polo franklinpolo.com

All ages. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 4:30 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 10 & younger. Franklin Polo Academy takes on Bluewater Creek followed by USA vs Mexico in the International Challenge Cup.

N Beginner Fiddle Workshop: Outlaw Style

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 & 11:15 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn basic fiddle techniques while playing classic country songs by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

R FREE Boat

Day with SRWA

Blvd., Ashland City; 1 - 3 p.m. Bring creek shoes and a minnow net to explore the creek with a naturalist.

N Nashville

N Daryl Hall

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $60. Versus Atlanta United FC 2.

& John Oates

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $49.50 - $129.50. A night of pop music with special guest Train.

S FREE Family

Health & Fitness Day

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. In conjunction with the Hendersonville Farmers’ Market, enjoy live music, children’s activities and local health-and-fitness booths.

N FREE Frist

Picking! (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3:30 p.m. Enjoy blackberry picking along with a musical pickin’ party on the porch with blackberry lemonade.

R FREE Picnic in the Park

See Saturday, June 2.

N FREE Porter Flea porterflea.com

See Friday, June 1.

N Inter Nashville

N The Glen

internashfc.com

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

See Saturday, June 2.

N Grand Ole Opry FC Soccer

Campbell Legacy

All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus Atlanta Silverbacks FC.

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $90. Studio Tenn presents a musical tribute to the “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

N FREE Kidsville

R Watermelon

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the myth of Sisyphus, a foolish man punished to roll a giant boulder up a hill forever, then decorate your own rock.

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

kidsvilleonline.org

N Marine Biologist

All ages. Manson Pike Trailhead, 1208 Searcy St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Try out different types of canoes and kayaks while learning boating basics, paddling strokes and boat safety.

See Friday, June 1.

Exploration (Register)

N FREE Pickin’ &

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This artisan market features modern handmade goods.

Architecture Tour

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

N FREE Creek

SC Soccer

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com

for a Day (Register)

N FREE Music City Motorcycle Rally

See Thursday, June 28.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, June 2.

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

N FREE Musicians

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory

See Friday, June 1.

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N Rick Springfield

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo comes to Bridgestone Arena, June 26 - 29.

>> Mark your calendars for these July happenings. UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS July 13 - 14

Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro uncledavemacondays.com

44TH ANNUAL BETHLEHEM UMC FISH FRY Friday, July 20

Bethlehem UMC, Franklin bethlehemumc.com

BABY & KIDS EXPO Saturday, July 21

Saint Thomas Rutherford Campus, Murfreesboro nashvilleparent.com/BKE18

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR Saturday, July 28

CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin nashvilleparent.com/BTSF18

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: CORTEO June 26 - 29

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville bridgestonearena.com

Festival

All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Sink your teeth into a slice of watermelon, cool off in the Splash Zone featuring splash pad, bubble blast pool and inflatable water slides. Contests include the Watermelon Crawl, Seed Spitting, Melon Toss and Watermelon Eating.

N FREE Wildflower Hike (Register)

See Saturday, June 2.

W Yoga with

Maarika Mann

See Saturday, June 2.

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HOT TICKET LET FREEDOM SING! MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH Wednesday, July 4

Downtown Nashville visitmusiccity.com/july4th Celebrate America’s Independence Nashville style with a full day of free family activities. Lady Antebellum headlines the music, and the Nashville Symphony performs while fireworks light up the night sky.

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RACE CAMP ONE WEEK of RACING FUN!

1137 Haley Rd., Murfreesboro 1932 Almaville Rd., Smyrna

615-867-6900

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ACADEMICS Discovery Center at Murfree Springs 502 S.E. Broad Street, Murfreesboro explorethedc.org

ANIMALS, EQUESTRIAN 615-890-2300

When school is out, camp is in! The Discovery Center incorporates fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning into all of our camps. Campers are divided into different age groups each with their own Camp Counselor and age-appropriate lessons packed with hands-on games and activities designed to help campers learn, socialize and have fun! Grades K - 4.

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

615-369-4546

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

The Tutoring Center

5021 Hughes Crossing, Ste. 160, Franklin franklintn@tutoringcenter.com

615-721-8844

The Tutoring Center works with students grades K - 12 in math, reading, and writing. We work with students on their academic skills and concentration through our patented “Rotational Approach to Learning”. As a company we have a 95% success rate for students advancing an entire grade level in 6 months. Call today for information about our free diagnostic assessment and test consultation.

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

615-322-8261

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

Creekside Riding Academy and Stables 2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

615-595-7547

creeksideridingstables.com Where horse lovers come to camp! 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 magnificent animals has been shown to give riders confidence in many areas of life!

Harris Riding Academy

4024 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro lessonshra@gmail.com

615-556-7370

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

Lucky Ladd Farm

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

615-274-3786

New lower rates! Campers ages 5 - 10 explore the wonder and magic of Lucky Ladd Farms. Our affordable week-long day camps offer wholesome outdoor AG-ventures through old-fashioned learning and play. Activities include working with farm animals, pony rides, gardening, games, crafts, archery, water play, wilderness exploration, and much more. Lunch and snacks included. Extended care available.

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

615-419-1089

Saddle up and ride! Our equestrian camp provides extensive time with horses. Campers learn life skills through caring for and communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. Half-day camps for ages 4 - 8, full-day for ages 6 and older. After-care is available. Weekly camps in June and July. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center. continued on page 77...

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ARTS – DANCE Artistic Elements

artisticelementsdance.com 615-472-9471

Dance into summer with the go-to dance studio in Williamson County! With 18 different camp options, we have dancing fun for everyone. Half- and full-day camps for beginner to pre-professional dancers ages 3 - 18. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary and more. Before- and after-care available.

The Dancer’s School

2159 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro thedancersschool.com • thedancersschool@live.com

615-907-1155

Summer class schedule will be announced on our website on April 2. For schedule, registration, and teacher information please visit our website. Call or email us with questions. Non-competitive studio specializing in technique and presentation. All ages.

Grassland Dance Academy 1111 Battlewood St. , Franklin gdadance.com

615.790-7660

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

Nashville Ballet Summer Camps Nashville and Brentwood nashvilleballet.com

615-297-2966 ext. 203

Children enjoy a week exploring fairytale favorites with Nashville Ballet, leaving camp with a love for movement and an appreciation of the arts. Full-day programs (ages 6 - 10) whisk campers off to the enchanted world of Swan Lake while half-day programs (ages 3 - 5) bring beloved tales like Peter Pan to life. Jun. 4 - Aug. 3. Enroll on our website.

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ARTS – MUSIC Belmont School of Music 1900 Belmont Ave., Nashville belmont.edu/music

615-460-6408

The Belmont University School of Music offers a variety of summer camps. New this year is a program for students with special needs, ages 7 - 12, and a piano camp for students, ages 6 - 12. Visit our website and select Summer Programs. Band, piano, string, and vocal camps are offered for students in grades 9 - 12.

Melody Music Studios

melodymusicstudios.com 615-510-3798

Keyboard classes for preschool - adult. We are teaming up with World Music in Nashville for exciting keyboard classes starting in July. Ages 3 - 6 is a “mommy or daddy and me class” that involves coloring, saying, playing, and creating their own songs. Classes for ages 7 - adult teach you how to read music like a pro. Call or visit our website to register. Sign up by June 15 to get 10% off first month’s tuition.

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

615-301-8589

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

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

615-416-2001

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

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

615-678-4739

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

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

SERVING THE GREATER NASHVILLE AREA

“My child loves her teacher, I love the convenience.” “I get to stay home at least one night each week and spend time with my family.”

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“No more sitting at the curb, and I get to actually hear the lesson.” “The recitals are amazing, my kids are learning so much.”

VOTED #1 FOR MUSIC INSTRUCTION 10 YEARS IN A ROW BY THE READERS OF NASHVILLE PARENT MAGAZINE

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

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ARTS – VISUAL AR Workshop

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

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate 615-285-4292 615-258-5569

Join us for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! Each day is a new project. Camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 8 - 14. Participants will customize and make 4 DIY projects and a t-shirt over the course of the four day camp. Each camper will have the opportunity to customize their project with their choice of designer paint colors and non-toxins stains. View our calendar and register on our website.

Art Buzz Kids

101 Holiday Ct, Franklin 615-224-8082 wineanddesign.com/locations/franklin • franklin.tn@wineanddesign.com

Spark your child’s creativity and imagination! Art Buzz Kids offers family-friendly painting and craft classes for children of all ages. Our birthday party themes are designed to inspire and excite all children. Art Buzz Kids is perfect for birthday parties, after-school classes, summer camps, and much more! Our passion is art and inspiring children to have fun, get creative and feel proud of their work!

Little Art House

2104 Acklen Ave, Nashville littlearthousenashville.com

615-933-9644

Locally owned by two sisters who are licensed and experienced art teachers, Little Art House supports education as well as offering encouragement and confidence in art making for all ages. Join them at their studio in Hillsboro Village for school break camps, classes for the littlest artists, and adult offerings throughout Spring and Summer 2018!

FITNESS/SPORTS Adventure Works

4129 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs adventureworks.com

615-297-2250 615-297-2250

In 1987 we started creating adventures that would connect and inspire teams. We’ve expanded to include adventures for everyone. Join us as we strive to do good, work smart, live well, and laugh often through all of our adventures!

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1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro bskonline.com • bushido96@aol.com

615-890-6755 615-893-6003

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

British Swim School

britishswimschool.com/williamson-smyrna 615-212-2010 goswimwilliamsonsmyrna@britishswimschool.com

Nashville’s newest swim school is now open in Franklin with the mission of making sure that every child has the opportunity to become a safe and happy swimmer. Register now for the parent-trusted and kidapproved safety-first swim lessons. Classes start at 3 mos. and take place in a heated indoor pool. Call or visit our website to register today!

David Deaton Karate

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

Voted the #1 martial arts school in Williamson, Sumner and Wilson counties for 10 years in a row. With more than four decades of experience, students are taught how to handle emergency situations, to be healthy through exercise and to practice self-discipline with a confident, respectful attitude. Classes are for ages 4 - adult.

E.T.C. Gymnastics

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

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

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

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Harvest Martial Arts

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

615-224-3851

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

Music City Archery Summer Camp 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 205, Franklin musiccityarchery.com

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Camps held Jun. 11 - 15 and Jul. 16 - 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily.  Camps are for all skill levels, ages 8 and up.  Students will enjoy learning archery while making new friends!  Activities include archery training with our USA Archery certified instructors, archery games and crafts.  We will end the week with a fun tournament and prizes!  All equipment is provided or you can bring your own.  Cost is $200 for the week.

Music City Gymnastics

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

615-776-8333

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

Music City Indoor Karting

400 Davidson St., Nashville musiccityindoorkarting.com • sales@musiccityindoorkarting.com

615-242-3275

Campers experience the thrill of indoor kart racing. The program features lots of racing with only other campers on the track, classroom sessions to develop racing skills, track safety briefing and basic kart operations. Instructors teach campers how to drive safely and follow their progress. Activities include kart care and maintenance, make and race your own pinewood derby car, games, mini golf, inflatables, and more!

My Gym

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood my-gym.com/brentwood

615-371-5437

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

One Goal Sports

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

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

Yong In Martial Arts

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We are dedicated to teaching the swift and accurate motions in self-defense using martial arts styles and forms. These include Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Martial Arts Sparring. We were rated the number one martial arts academy in Nashville because we have the most skilled and professional instructors. Over 35 years of experience. Call today or come by our studio.

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Nashville Flight Training

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

Specially designed for ages 13 - 18, Nashville Pilot Camp offers the opportunity to find out what it really takes to learn to fly. During our one week summer camp, students will learn through hands-on participation as they gain valuable aviation experience and meet like minded aviation enthusiasts their own age. Every participant receives up to two full hours of FAA-certified flight instruction in an actual airplane, one hour of flight training in an FAA certified flight simulator, as well as books, maps, and a camp t-shirt.

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​​ Dauphin Island Sea Lab offers hands-on adventures with the best educational staff around. Day camps, overnight camps, and educator workshops introduce all ages to coastal Alabama habitats from the beautiful bay, to the fascinating marshes, and Dauphin Island’s sunny beaches. See and do new things at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. continued on page 80...

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11902 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet camprockzone.com • contact@rockzonemusic.com

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Camp Rock Zone® is hosting it’s annual S.T.E.A.M. themed summer camp experience. Perfect for kid imagineers ages 7 - 11 who love Minecraft, Legos, robotics, space and music. Weekly sessions available all June and July. Attend one week or the whole summer. Before- and after-care available.

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Register now for our 2018 Engineering For Kids Summer Camps. Ages 6 - 14 yrs. Camps held at locations in Nashville, Franklin and La Vergne. We offer both half- and full-day camps. Camps include Minecraft, robotics, electronic game design, 3D printing, Design the Future and more. Morning and afternoon camps. Fees are $165 per camp for the full week, use promo code SC10%OFF. Offer ends soon.

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We have devoted over 20 years to inspiring kids to love science via our inspirational hands-on demonstrations that make science fun, cool and easy! Our uncanny crowd control makes us a favorite at special events including birthday parties, in-school field trips, assemblies, fairs and festivals, and library shows. Anywhere there are children hungry for fun and learning, The Science Guys will be there to help!

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

615-862-5177

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

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TRADITIONAL CAMPS Camp Beech Creek at Currey Ingram Academy 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood curreyingramcamps.org

SIGN UP FOR FALL SOCCER ! One Goal Sports is a Christian-based competitive, youth sports organization where each player’s skills are encouraged and celebrated, and the love of Jesus Christ is shared and demonstrated.

Camp Cedar Cliff

5 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC campcedarcliff.org

828-450-333

Building authentic Christ-followers through community, worship, biblical teaching, and outdoor recreation in the camp setting. That youth would be transformed into authentic followers of Christ, marked by a desire to serve others in his name and live godly lives, while using the scriptures to this end.

Camp Davis, Gordon JCC

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

615-354-1625

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

Camp Y.I.

599 Jones Mill Road, La Vergne campyi.org

615-459-3971

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 cpalions.org • camps@cpalions.org

615-373-9550

CPA offers 50+ camps and workshops for preschool - grade 12. Campers will enjoy a variety of camps including sports, arts, science, robotics and so much more! There are camps to meet any interest and schedule, with multiple camps offered weekly. Early Bird Pricing good through May 31.

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Beech Creek Camp at Currey Ingram Academy offers full-day fun experiences on an 83 acre campus in Brentwood featuring nature trails, creek, sports fields, and creative indoor spaces. Children ages rising K - grade 6 will enjoy “make-your-own-morning” elective choices and weekly themes.

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615-794-2918

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

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

615-794-2918

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

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

615-794-2918

A life-changing, everything-planned-for-you, vacation experience! Week-long summer camps or 3-night Labor Day Weekend. An opportunity to create long-lasting memories, experience the outdoors and strengthen relationships. Your family has a personal, college-age assistant who helps as needed with your kids. Recreation, family challenges, games, outdoor movie night, wagon rides, crafts, family devotions and more.

Father Ryan High School

700 Norwood Drive, Nashville 615-383-4200 fatherryan.org/page/athletics/summer-camps • summer@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 sought-after 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.

Harpeth Hall School 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville harpethhall.org

615-297-9543

Artist. Athlete. Actor. Astronaut. No matter what a girl aspires to be, she can live her dreams at Harpeth Hall this summer. Girls from preK - grade 12 can spend one or two weeks uncovering artistic talents, perfecting athletic skills, exploring science in-depth and just plain having fun. Registration for summer camp programs is now open. Learn more on our website. Harpeth Hall is where girls dream big and go far!

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

931-364-7656

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

WinShape Day Camp

1810 Columbia Ave., Ste. 100, Franklin camps.winshape.org/day-camps/rolling-hills-community-church/

844.972.2677

WinShape Camps for Communities provides an unforgettable day camp experience for campers that have completed grades 1 - 9. Whether you like soccer, science, or anything in between, there is something for everyone! We combine sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. Families registering multiple children automatically get a 10% sibling discount after the first child is registered!

YMCA Camp Ocoee

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

423-338-5588

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

YMCA Day Camps

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

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

YMCA Summer Adventure

Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

615-259-3418

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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

615-360-2267

Widjiwagan’s overnight campers love creating their own summer camp experience! With options such as climbing, swimming, arts and crafts, wood working, canoeing, zip lining, and more, kids get to decide what their summer adventure will look like. While at Overnight Camp, Widji’s beautiful cabins create a home away from home! New for summer 2017 is the addition of the Yurt Village. Ages 7 - 16.

Providence Christian Academy Summer Camps 410 Dejarnett Lane, Murfreesboro providencechristian.com • camps@providencechristian.com

615-904-0902

Register now for PCA Summer Camps! A variety of half- and full-day camp offerings from athletics to arts to robotics for students entering grades K - 8. For PCA Summer Camp schedules and registration information, visit our website or send us an email with any questions.

Riverview Camp for Girls

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

800-882-0722

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

The Webb School Summer Day Camp 319 Webb Road East, Bell Buckle thewebbschool.com/academics/summer-program

931-389-6003

The Webb School’s Summer Day Camp for rising grades 4 - 8 focuses on engineering, robotics, art, sports and outdoor adventure. The class schedule runs from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Camps are week-long and run from Jun. 11 - Jun. 29. Bus service is available from Murfreesboro and Tullahoma. Lunch is provided. Come for one week, or sign up for all three!

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