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he myth of motherhood is what got us here. To this broken place where we expect so much from ourselves it’s impossible to live up to it. We think life is supposed to go a certain way — like in the warm-and-fuzzy books that our parents read to us in childhood — and then, well, it doesn’t quite go as planned. Ever. Real mice don’t, in fact, smile at you. None of us really ARE princesses. Disney music is absolutely jarring when an infant is wailing in his carseat. We can suddenly be so NOT into it. How have we moms gotten to this place where we don’t feel like we’re having any fun? Where we constantly compare ourselves and the way we do things to the way others do things? Is it possible that we underestimated the toll of being a mom? Before you have children, you think you understand, at least a little bit, how it will go. You envision family joy, sweet and attentive littles, and I hate to say it, but yes, a mix-in of “happily ever after.” Then one day you find yourself in the thick of sticky grape juice, and it starts. You begin to struggle with stress, all the endless hours, all the “rules” laid out there about how you “should” or “should’nt” do things. How your house isn’t right, the kids’ clothes aren’t just so, your hair is frazzled, your nails are torn. The demands of motherhood catch even the most educated mom off guard. Little does a brilliant woman with an Ivy League degree realize that she will be wholeheartedly tripped up by the same things that trip up a mom in the inner city. Diaper rash. Vomit. A kid addicted to a cell phone. A pile of laundry and dishes that nobody else will do without a fight. We want the fantasy back! The little-girl tiara ideas we conjured up before getting married, getting pregnant and gaining pounds too difficult to shed. We grow discouraged, stop seeing ourselves, stop enjoying our children and start seeing them as an inconvenience. What a disaster. We were told — and we believed it — that we could achieve anything. Only this wasn’t exactly what we had in mind. Listen, take a chill pill if you can relate to these words. Your expectations will never match up to the realities of wiping snot and changing diapers. But it’s not your children’s fault that you crashed into a wall of disillusionment. You fell into a fantasy like Alice did, and it’s time to pick yourself up by the scruff of the neck, shake yourself off and determine that you won’t be licked by this. You are an incredibly made human being who can grow another incredible human being inside of you, for God’s sake. It won’t be this hard forever, and the real kicker is, when your children are old enough to leave for college you will be sad — SAD! You will one day long for the days when your children were young, life was abundantly full ... and you were a hot mess!

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOREVER? WE ASKED READERS AT WHAT AGE THEY THINK THEY SHOULD STOP THROWING KID PARTIES

“Umm ... never! I’ll throw a big party for my child until the day I die!” — Kristina Rosson YOUR POSTS: “I give my kids three options: something at the house with up to six kids, somewhere out (like movies or water park) with two friends or something bigger with just the family. One year, my then 7-year-old didn’t want a party, he just wanted to meet a penguin. Both my kids like having the options.” Erin Morey “We don’t do them now, and our child is only 3. Don’t start with it and you won’t have to keep it up. We usually cook out with close family and friends and have some cake.” Alicia Oliver

“Middle school. Either grade 7 or 8 for girls, grade 6 for boys. We’ve gotten it down to dinner and a movie with a couple of added friends for the last several years ... awesomeness!” Amy J Hughes “Huge birthday parties stop when they turn double digits (10 years old). They switch to smaller parties with close friends!” Cat Spears “Our last party was age 7. Now he picks a friend, a movie and dinner.” Lisa R Brown

“I think 10. Then again at 16. And then you more than likely won’t be planning one for 21.” Michelle McBride

PARENT POLL: PARTIES AT HOME? WE ASKED 361 MOMS IF THEY PREFER HOSTING BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT HOME OR AWAY. HERE’S WHAT WE LEARNED. Home: 48% • AtAway • from Home: 52%

“We stopped doing big parties. We have close family over for cake and ice cream and then do an activity like Chuck E Cheese’s or bowling. I feel it’s a lot more special this way, and with two of mine having birthdays close to Christmas, it’s nice around such a busy time of year.” Casey Wilson

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MIND &BODY

BY CHAD YOUNG

Baby from Choking

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ransitioning to solids is an exciting milestone for Baby and you when he’s ready. Yet, it’s also a time that comes with caution in regard to choking. While infant choking is scary, it’s largely preventable.

TIME FOR SOLIDS?

“Babies reach milestones that show they are ready for solid foods,” says Megan Brennard, M.D., board-certified pediatric emergency physician at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. Brennard says to look for these readiness signs: • Sitting up • Holding the head up high • Opening the mouths when food comes near or reaching for food when YOU eat • Ability to move food to the back of the mouth

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Be watchful when you start feeding your baby solids. Blue or purple around the mouth is a sign of obstruction.

“Always observe your child while eating. Children should always be seated to reduce the risk of choking,” says Brennard.

SAFEST FINGER FOODS

Once your little one is ready to move beyond rice cereal and jar food, offer healthy choices. “I usually offer finger foods around 8 or 9 months after the child is used to soft solids or purees,” says Rosemary Hunter, M.D., assistant professor at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Hunter says scrambled eggs, avocado, mashed sweet potatoes, bananas, soft fruits or cooked small pieces of veggies are good options. “Foods to avoid include anything hard or difficult to chew without molars,” Hunter says. “Avoid things rounded and firm that can occlude the airway. This includes whole grapes, whole pieces of hot dogs, whole nuts, raw carrots or even raisins,” she adds.

SIGNS OF CHOKING

Brennard says a choking baby may start with sudden coughing or gagging. Watch closely as he does this as it often helps to clear the object from the airway. If the item is lodged, Baby will be unable to move air, speak or cry. “He may have a color change to purple or blue around the mouth if the obstruction is making him unable to breathe adequately,” says Hunter, adding that if this is the case, immediate action is necessary.

TAKING ACTION

If Baby is choking but conscious, Hunter offers the following instruction: Lay the infant face down across your outstretched arm and do five firm back blows in between the shoulder blades. This allows gravity to help dislodge an object. Flip the child over and place two fingers on the lower sternum at the nipple line and do five chest thrusts. Repeat these two ma-

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neuvers as needed until you hear sound from the infant suggesting air movement. Do a finger sweep if you see the object in the mouth, but be careful not to push it farther into the back of the mouth. “Children older than 1 can be given chest thrusts or the Heimlich maneuver during a choking spell,” says Brennard. Obviously, if the child does not respond, call 911 and prepare to administer CPR chest compressions. For nervous new parents who think their baby is choking when he really isn’t (like holding his breath during a diaper change), Hunter days don’t worry. “There are no dangers in following choking procedures even if the child isn’t choking. You are not hitting with enough force to cause injury, and the child’s cries tell you that his airway is open,” she says. Chad Young is managing editor for this publication.


Boo-boos and belly aches don’t keep regular hours. Thankfully, neither do we.

Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic When you need a pediatrician and your pediatrician’s office is closed, bring your child to a Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic. With six locations across Middle Tennessee, including our new clinic in Smyrna, we offer access to quality care when you need it most. A board-certified Vanderbilt pediatrician is on site nights and weekends, treating everything from flu and fevers to rashes and beans in ears. We’ll even send your child’s pediatrician a same-day report about your visit. To check clinic wait times or save your spot, visit VanderbiltChildrensAfterHours.com and select the clinic location of your choice. Walk-ins are always welcome. Monday – Friday: 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Saturday – Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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“Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. Happiness comes from being who you are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.” — from Year of Yes 16 june 2019

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“Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting.” — from Daring Greatly


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can burn out. That’s why it’s so important to put yourself at the top of your priority list. And it should be a daily practice, Rhimes says. It can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be: making sure you get enough sleep and drink enough water, monthly facials, fermented foods, a meditation app for your phone or packing healthy snacks for your day. Take care of you and your family will reap the benefits.

Top Self-Care Books for Moms The beginning of good self-care is the awareness that you need time for YOU — more than you are getting! The following books are recommended by Nashville Parent:

DARING GREATLY by Brené Brown (Avery; 2015) GIRL, STOP APOLOGIZING by Rachel Hollis (Harper Collins; 2019) THE HAPPINESS PROJECT by Gretchen Rubin (Harper; 2019) THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE by Meik Wiking (William Morrow; 2017) I’VE BEEN THINKING by Maria Shriver (Pamela Dorman; 2018) THE SELF-LOVE EXPERIMENT by Shannon Kaiser (TarcherPerigee; 2017) SPARK JOY by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed; 2016) THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK by Gabrielle Bernstein (Hay House; 2018) YEAR OF YES by Shonda Rhimes (Simon & Schuster; 2016)

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he artwork in children’s books works wonders in bringing stories to life, especially for little ones who aren’t old enough to read just yet. Take in the fun and whimsy of kids’ book art at Cheekwood with its new exhibit opening on Saturday, June 22. Childhood Classics: 100 years of Children’s Book Illustrations features more than 140 original works from more than 75 beloved books. The history starts at the turn of the 20th century with Sarah Noble Ives’ pen-and-ink Mother Goose art and brings visitors into popular works of today, including the digital creations of Mo Willems. Among the illustrations you’ll see are the original art of Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak’s iconic Wild Things and Garth Williams’ heroic Stuart Little. You’ll also view the handiwork

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uperstar Dolly Parton’s illustrious theme park in Pigeon Forge, aptly titled Dollywood, is even more fun for your family with the opening of the brandnew Wildwood Grove. In honor of Wildwood Grove’s opening, Nashville Parent is giving away four tickets to Dollywood PLUS a one-night stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa and four tickets to Splash Country — a $750 value!

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cent to Dollywood theme park, Dollywood’s Splash Country features a variety of water attractions for both the thrill seekers and pool loungers in your family.

Dollywood & Wildwood Grove The six-acre, $37 million expansion is a magical space beckoning the explorer inside of everyone. There are new kiddie and family rides, sparkling creeks and splash areas, dining and shops, live entertainment and three new costumed characters for kids to meet (Benjamin Bear, Flit and Flutter). The signature piece in Wildwood Grove is the dazzling giant tree that lights up at night showcasing 650 multicolored butterflies.

Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park Dollywood’s Splash Country is the mountain oasis providing a place for your family to cool down and chill out this summer. Adja-

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Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa Complete your Dollywood adventure with a stay at its resort — Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. Whether enjoying the indoor and outdoor pools or joining in on storytime around the fireplace, kids of all ages always find a new adventure at this resort. Learn more about Dollywood, the water park and the resort at dollywood.com. To enter the contest, go to nashvilleparent.com/dollywood and enter by Sunday, June 30.

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ids can hit the ice this summer and enjoy the fun of hockey through the Nashville Predators Amateur Hockey Association (NPAHA). It’s the youth house league at Ford Ice Center, open to boys and girls ages 5 - 18 of all skill levels. The recreational league aims to develop kids’ hockey skills while providing an environment where they can learn valuable life skills like teamwork, sportsmanship, positive attitudes and a strong work ethic. The summer session runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June - August. Ages 5 - 8 hit the ice at 5:30 p.m.; ages 9 - 10 at 6:45 p.m.; and 11 - 18 at 8 p.m. Participants receive 18 games/practices with appearances by Preds players and coaches; an end-of-season

showcase; a jersey with number (to be returned end of season); socks to keep; a Nashville Predators Passport for a 20-percent discount at the Preds Team Store and 10-percent discount at Bridgestone Arena concessions stands; opportunity to watch a Preds practice followed by a family open skate at Bridgestone; and Predators home game ticket discounts. Kids must register with USA Hockey (it’s $46 per year at usahockeyregistration.com). League fees are by birth year: $260 (2010 - 2014); $439 (2008 - 2009); $494 (2006 2007); and $528 (2001 - 2005). For more info or to register, call 615-742-4390 or visit fordicecenter.com. At the site, you can also find info on the Nashville Predators Hockey School (summer camp), taking place in July for ages 6 - 14.

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call 615-322-8160 or e-mail kidtalk@vanderbilt.edu ... BABY+CO. hosts a free Father’s Day Celebration on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the lawn in front of its facility at 3212 West End Ave., Nashville. There will be vendors, games, food, door prizes and more. Proud papas can also meet “The Dude-la,” the

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SUMMER MOVIE MADNESS The magic of the silver screen is alive and well this summer. Your family can enjoy a wide array of free or cheap movies in a theater or park this season. This year’s new kid on the block offering free flicks is downtown Nashville’s swanky JW Marriott! See Trolls on Wednesday, June 5 during the AMC Summer Movie Camp.

AMC SUMMER MOVIE CAMP AMC Theatres in Madison, Murfreesboro & Spring Hill amctheatres.com/summer-moviecamp Every Wednesday at 10 a.m., June 5 - July 31. The $4 ticket includes the movie and Kidspack. Movies include Trolls, Wonder Park, The Lego Movie 2, Hotel Transylvania 3 and more. CINEMA BY JW JW Marriott, Nashville eventbrite.com (search “Cinema by JW”) Free movie screenings on the event lawn include 13 Going on 30 (June 3), Big Daddy (June 17), A League of Their Own (July 1), Hitch (July 15), My Best Friend’s Wedding (July 29), 50 First Dates (Aug. 12) and Sleepless in Seattle (Aug. 26). Movies begin between 8 - 8:45 p.m. Capacity is 500, and you must register online at eventbrite.com.

FRANKLIN MOVIES IN THE PARK Pinkerton Park, Franklin franklintn.gov/parks Fridays, June 28 (Smallfoot), July 19 (Mary Poppins Returns) & Aug. 23 (Field of Dreams; this movie will be at the Eastern Flank Facility in Franklin). Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Admission is free. FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHTS Leipers Fork Lawnchair Theatre Franklin leipersforklawnchairtheater.com Bring blankets or lawn chairs every Friday night, June - August, for free outdoor movies. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m. The lineup includes Aquaman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse and Captain Marvel. Get the full schedule online. KIDS SUMMER MOVIE SERIES The Palace Theater, Gallatin thepalacetheatergallatin.com Runs Fridays, June 7 - July 19 at 10 a.m. The $4 ticket includes movie, small popcorn and drink. Titles include Captain Underpants, Muppet Treasure Island and Peter Pan.

MALCO’S KIDS SUMMER FILM FEST Malco Theatre, Smyrna malco.com Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 4 - July 31 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $2. Titles include Minions, Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and more. MOVIES IN THE PARK Elmington Park, Nashville nashvillemoviesinthepark.com Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with food trucks, vendors, games and giveaways. Movies start at sundown. Thursday, June 6 is Black Panther; Thursday, June 13 is Air Bud. MOVIES UNDER THE STARS Barfield Crescent Park (Mondays), Civic Plaza (Tuesdays), Siegel Park (Thursdays), Cason Lane Trailhead (Fridays), Fountains at Gateway (Saturdays) murfreesborotn.gov/parks Free outdoor movie screenings take place June 3 - July 27. This year’s titles include Sherlock Gnomes, Boss Baby, Christopher Robin, Wrinkle in Time, Leap!, Incredibles 2 and The Miracle Season.

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othing gives you more satisfaction than the sight of your newborn dozing off with a full belly after a good breastfeeding session. There’s that feeling of knowing your body can provide such nourishment for someone so tiny. But, what exactly is breast milk? What makes it so good for Baby? You’ve heard over and over again that “breast is best,” but what exactly makes it that way? Let’s take it step by step.

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STAGES & COMPOSITION Your breast milk begins developing while you’re pregnant, and continues evolving from the moment you deliver your baby. Your milk will change from colostrum to transitional milk to mature milk. Experts reveal the makeup of each stage and when those changes in your milk occur.

COLOSTRUM You may hear doctors, nurses and lactation consultants tell you how important it is for newborns to get the colostrum — that’s the first stage of your breast milk. Pregnant women first produce colostrum around 16 weeks of pregnancy. According to international certified lactation consultant Jerilyn Boles with Saint Thomas Midtown, it’s high in protein, has less sugar and much less fat than mature breast milk. It primarily protects Baby’s digestive tract to prevent adherence of pathogens and has a laxative effect. According to Holly Pendegraft, R.N. and certified breastfeeding specialist with The Breast Choice Lactation Services, colostrum typically lasts up to six days after delivery and is made up of vitamins, immunoglobulins and minerals. “The immunoglobulins protect Baby from bacteria and viruses in the early days,” Pendegraft says. Interesting fact: Baby doesn’t have to drink a lot of colostrum to benefit from all the good matter. Colostrum is dense, almost gel-like, and is generally yellow in color, although it can be different colors. No need for alarm if your colostrum is clear or another shade of yellow.

TRANSITIONAL MILK As your milk “comes in,” it thins to transitional milk as the colostrum diminishes and mature

milk develops. This is the second stage of your breast milk. Interesting fact: Boles says the delivery of the placenta triggers this stage. Transitional milk’s composition varies from mother to mother, but it’s mostly made of water, which is also a temperature-regulating mechanism for your newborn. Boles says this is because 25 percent of Baby’s heat loss is from evaporation of water from his lungs and skin. “Transitional milk contains more calories than colostrum to help ‘pack on the pounds’ in the first few weeks of life,” says Pendegraft. Interesting fact: Boles says your diet doesn’t usually change the fat content of your breast milk. However, the type of fats you eat can alter the type of fat in your milk!

MATURE MILK The final stage is mature milk, which develops around seven to 10 days post partum until two weeks post partum. It’s maintenance is by supply and demand. “As long as baby nurses, your body should continue to supply enough milk for him,” says Boles. Mature milk is thin and resembles skim milk. When you store a bottle of breast milk, you can see the separation of the two phases of mature milk — foremilk and hindmilk. The thin creamy layer— hindmilk — at the top is the high-fat milk. The composition of your breast milk varies with the stage of lactation, maternal nutrition, individual variation and, interestingly enough, the time of day. But, the changes don’t stop there. “At the beginning of the feed, the foremilk is mostly water used to hydrate Baby,” says Boles. “It then changes to hindmilk, which is higher in fat for Baby’s brain and body needs,” she adds. Ten percent of mature milk is

also made up of carbohydrates, fats and proteins to help with your infant’s growth, development and energy levels. “More specifically, mature milk contains enzymes, amino acids, antibodies, sugars and hormones,” adds Pendegraft. Boles says the fat content of the milk changes while you breastfeed, too, and increases at the end of the feeding. Interesting fact: The fat content of your breast milk rises from early morning to midday, and the volume increases from two to five times as much. Your breast milk can also change flavor, color and thickness. Pendegraft says it has to do with the nutrient components from the foods you eat. “Nutrients for milk production come from the mom’s bloodstream, so whatever nutrients she has eaten is what the milk for the next feeding is made of,” adds Pendegraft. She says the flavor also varies. Some flavors, such as vanilla and garlic, can reproduce a stronger taste in breast milk, while other foods or flavors may change the color of the milk but not the flavor.

MILK FOR SICK BABIES Did you know your breast milk goes through yet another change when Baby’s sick? “Research has found that babies backwash when breastfeeding and through that, the mom’s body picks up on the pathogens in the saliva and produces milk to fight the pathogens with illnessspecific antibodies along with the immunological makeup of the milk changing,” says Pendegraft. Keep that in mind when Baby picks up a cold or other virus. Breastfeed as much as possible to allow him to get better faster.

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EXPECTING EXCESS BREASTMILK Don’t pump and dump for no reason! If your body produces more than enough milk for your Baby, store it for him. You may need it on days where he’s fed via bottle by someone else. When in doubt, freeze it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says breast milk kept at room temperature lasts up to four hours from time of expression, but only one to two hours if you thaw it from a frozen state. Store freshly expressed/ pumped breast milk in the refrigerator for up to four days; or freeze for six to 12 months. However, the CDC strongly advises against refreezing breast milk once it has been thawed. Interesting fact: Freezing breast milk destroys some of the leukocytes or white blood cells of the milk, adds Boles. Some moms bake brownies or cookies using their excess breast milk. However, Pendegraft says that if you heat breast milk higher than 106ºF, it begins to knock off nutrients. She also says if you have excess milk, instead of baking it into something, you can opt to donate it to your local hospital through a milk bank like Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee (milkbanktn.org). Now that you know the science of breast milk, it’s time to nurse Baby again. Go on, keep that milk coming in! Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and the mother of three wonderful kids — two of whom were breastfeed but all of whom are healthy!

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uring Baby’s first year, you’ll spend quite a bit of time at the pediatrician’s office for “well-baby” visits. Take steps before your little one arrives to choose a doctor whom you feel comfortable with and trust. You’ll need to choose a pediatrician before you have your baby, because he or she will come to the hospital within the first 24 hours to examine your infant after he’s born. Many families will stay with their pediatrician through the baby and early childhood years when frequent well-child check-ups and immunizations mean regular visits. Lea Ann Lund, M.D., of Tennessee Pediatrics in Hendersonville, suggests your child stay with his pediatrician until the age of 18, if possible. “Some practices carry patients through age 21 or through college, but this is not typical,” Lund says. In choosing a pediatrician, one the best indicators for the “right” choice is you: USE YOUR INSTINCTS There’s a gut-level judgment to be made when selecting a pediatrician. At your first meeting, if the doctor is condescending to you, or if you are given an “I’m-too-busy-toanswer-your-questions” feeling, it’s time to move on.

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MAXIMIZE AVAILABILITY If your instincts are satisfied, find out what hours your potential pediatrician offers. If you keep late work hours, perhaps weekend hours would be helpful. How close is the doctor? Look into how the doctor handles after-hour emergencies. And, if you call about a concern for your child, will he answer? FINAL CUT Whittle your pediatrician choices down to recommendations from friends, relatives and co-workers. Then, if you find a doctor you like, be sure to speak with someone else who uses him. Next, meet the staff. Do they make an effort to provide a positive experience for you? Do you like the environment? Do they have time for you or are they hurrying you along? Finally, remember that your final choice of pediatrician is not irrevocable. If at any time you become dissatisfied, you can always start looking for another Dr. Right.

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DAVIDSON ACTIVITY Boost Gymnastics 11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville 615-352-8533 nashville.boostgymnastics.com Starts at $300 for up to 16 kids. Ford Ice Center/ Nashville Predators 5264 Hickory Hollow Place, Antioch 615-742-4399 • fordicecenter.com Parties start at $300 for 10 kids (15 percent discount for Preds season ticket holders). Gymboree Play & Music 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 180 Nashville • 615-221-9004 gymboreeclasses.com Basic parties start at $275 for up to 20 kids. Several themes available. Music City Mind Games 400 Davidson St., Nashville 615-450-2099 musiccitymindgames.com Nashville’s newest inflatable and game center charges $25/hour for eight ($40 for two hours). Ask about other birthday party options. Rivergate Skate Center 119 Gleaves St., Madison 615-868-7655 rivergateskatecenter.com Three party packages star at $125 for eight - 40 guests.

ARTS Dance in Bloom 7982 Coley Davis Road Nashville 615-662-4819 danceinbloom.com Dance party for up to 15 kids is $175 ($5 each additional). Little Art House 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville 615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com A variety of art parties range from

$225 - $275 depending on age and number of children. Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-254-9103 • nashvillect.org Four options (all include a show) range from $75 - $350.

BOWLING Donelson Strike and Spare 2710 Old Lebanon Road. Ste. 17, Nashville • 615-889-4710 donelson.strikeandspare.com The Basic Party is $10.95 per child while the Ultimate is $14.95 per child. Hermitage Strike & Spare Family Fun Center 3436 Lebanon Road Hermitage • 615-883-8900 hermitagelanes.strikeandspare.com Parties range from $13.50 $18.50 per child. Tusculum Strike & Spare 5315 Nolensville Road Nashville • 615-833-2881 tusculumlanes.strikeandspare.com Packages range from $11.95 $14.95 per child.

CLIMB & ZIP The Adventure Park 809 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville 615-610-9500 mynashvilleadventurepark.org Zip and aerial course parties for up to six guests are $210 weekdays, $260 weekends ($35 each additional guest). Adventureworks 1300 Narrows Road Kingston Springs • 615-297-2250 adventureworks.com Zip parties for eight kids are $350 ($25 each additional child).

Climb Nashville 3600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 615-463-7625 1900 Eastland Ave., Nashville 615-610-2200 climbnashville.com Two-hour climbing parties for 10 kids start at $250.

GOLF & GO-KARTS Family Golf Center 5204 Blue Hole Road, Antioch 615-781-0050 facebook.com/Family-Golf-Center-171224796267219 Parties for 10 or more kids are $12 per person, which includes mini golf and go-karts. Add the covered picnic area for $20. Music City Indoor Karting 400 Davidson St., Ste. 403 Nashville • 615-242-3275 musiccityindoorkarting.com $43 - $55 with a minimum of eight racers.

ON OR IN THE WATER Nashville Shores 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage 615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com Splash Bash Party Package is $425 for 12 ($24.99 each additional child). SoundWaves Water Experience at Gaylord Opryland Resort 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville 615-889-1000 soundwavesgo.com Three-hour party rooms include all-day access to SoundWaves start between $45.20 - $62.16 per person with a six-person minimum. Lots of add-ons available.

Wave Country 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy., Nashville 615-885-1092 nashville.gov/parks Parties cost $150 for 10 kids, up to $300 for 25.

DESTINATIONS Adventure Science Center 800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville • 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org Four science-theme party packages start at $14 member child/$17 nonmember child. Aquarium Restaurant 516 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville 615-514-3474 aquariumrestaurants.com The Bottom of the Sea party starts at $20 per child. Build-A-Bear Workshop 401 Opry Mills Drive, Ste. 205A Nashville • 615-823-3183 buildabear.com Parties for five or more ranges from $18 - $45. Chuck E. Cheese’s 5312 Hickory Hollow Pkwy. Antioch 615-731-0271 2070 Gallatin Road N., Madison 615-589-0859 chuckecheese.com Four pizza-and-game packages range from $14.99 - $24.99 per child. Dave & Buster’s 540 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville 877-693-2632 daveandbusters.com/nashville Five party packages range from $19.99 - $33.99 per person. Laser Quest 166 Second Ave. N., Nashville 615-256-2560 • laserquest.com Three party options range from $108 - $330 for up to 10 guests. (please turn the page)

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Nashville Sounds at First Tennessee Park 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville 615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com Baseball game parties for 10 or more kids are $25 per person in the shaded tent. Nashville Zoo 3777 Nolensville Road Nashville • 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org Three party packages options range from $300 - $500.

RUTHERFORD ACTIVITY Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-893-6003 1911 Busniess Campus Drive Murfreesboro • 615-890-6755 bskonline.com One-hour karate parties are $198 for up to 10 kids ($10 each additional child). BounceU 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro 615-893-8386 • bounceu.com Two-hour bounce parties range from $169 - $299 for eight to 24 kids. Add-ons available for additional fees. E.T.C. Gymnastics 1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 615-867-6900 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna 615-617-7644 etcgymnastics.com One-hour party packages range from $185 - $225 for up to 10 - 15 children. You also get 45 minutes in the party area. Game Galaxy 3 S. Lowry St., Smyrna 615-751-7660 gamegalaxyarcade.com Retro arcade parties for two hours at the tables is $10 per person — stay all day to play. GO USA Fun Park 2270 Armory Drive, Murfreesboro 615-895-7888 gousafunpark.com Packages are $16 per person for one-, one-and-a-half- and two-hour parties. Jumpstreet 1952 Old Fort Pkwy., Ste. 6 Murfreesboro 615-900-3060 • gotjump.com Packages range from $8 - $20 per person depending upon package

and age (some require an additional $50; $100 party minimum). Phazer Kraze 252 River Rock Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-306-8980 phazerkrazelasertag.com Hourly parties or even lock-ins with prices ranging from $175 - $625. Skatecenter West 849 W. College St., Murfreesboro 615-895-1403 • skateandplay.com Packages range from $129.50 - $395 for 10 - 35 skaters depending upon the package you choose (there’s an additional fee per extra skater). Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna 615-459-9710 smyrnaoutdooradventurecenter.org Rent a party room for up to 24 people for $50 per hour plus $3 per person admission (minimum of two hours), plus Splash Town admission fee of $5 per adult, $4 per child. Smyrna Skate Center 1505 Plaza Drive, Smyrna 615-459-7655 skatecentersmyrna.com Skate birthday party packages range from $139.95 - $149.95 for the first 10 children (there’s an additional fee per extra skater).

ARTS The Pottery Place 2615 Medical Center Pkwy. Ste. 1765, Murfreesboro 615-893-5556 thepotteryplaceavenue.com Pottery painting party packages range from $17 - $22 per painter (minimum of eight) and includes party room and supplies to paint. Painting with a Twist 2615 Medical Center Pkwy. Ste. 430, Murfreesboro 615-617-5596 paintingwithatwist.com Painting parties with 10 or more guests are $25 per child and includes cupcakes and a special birthday plate for the birthday child.

BOWLING Lanes, Trains & Automobiles 450 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro 615-890-3999 • ltadepot.com Party packages cost $100 - $300 for up to eight kids. Enjoy bowling, laser tag and bumper cars depending upon your package.

Murfreesboro Strike and Spare 941 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-896-0945 murfreesboro.strikeandspare.com Bowling party packages range from $12.49 - $16.49 per person (five person minimum). Smyrna Bowling Center 95 Weakley Lane, Smyrna 615-355-0501 smyrnabowling.com Bowling party packages range from $12.50 - $17.50 per person (five person minimum). Stars and Strikes 333 N. Lowry St., Smyrna starsandstrikes.com Package prices vary from $15.95 $26.95 per person and can include bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade game cards and more.

CLIMB & ZIP The Ascent 831 Park Ave., Murfreesboro 615-796-6545 climbyourrock.com Two-hour rock climbing parties are $250 for 15 climbers ($10 each additional climber) for ages 10 and older (younger kids are welcome). Climb Murfreesboro 1660 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-280-8460 climbmurfreesboro.com Ten climbers can enjoy a two-hour party for $250; includes two pizzas.

DESTINATIONS 60 Minute Escape 167 Mall Circle, Murfreesboro 615-900-4406 60minuteescape.com Escape game parties for ages 10 and older are $28 per person. Chuck E. Cheese’s 1720 Old Fort Pkwy. Murfreesboro 615-217-8842 • chuckecheese.com Four packages range from $14.99 - $24.99/child and include pizza, party host, games and other activities. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-890-2300 • explorethedc.org Themed nature parties and more with packages ranging from $150 members ($175 non-members) - $400 members ($500 non-members) for 16 - 30 children.

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Harris Riding Academy 4024 Barfield Crescent Road Murfreesboro 615-556-7370 harrisridingacademy.com Horse-themed, 90-minute parties include a mini-riding lesson, grooming the horses and more for ages 3 and older. Call for pricing.

Locked: Murfreesboro Escape Game 115 Mall Circle Drive, Ste. C Murfreesboro 615-396-8715 lockedmurfreesboro.com Private parties for ages 10 and older (younger kids are welcome with paying adult) are $28 per person. Lucky Ladd Farms 4374 Rocky Glade Road Eagleville • 615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com Lots of different farm parties available for all ages and prices range from $189 - $439 for 12 - 22 guests. Malco 100 Movie Row, Smyrna 615-333-1919 • malco.com See a movie and use the party room for $12 - $14 per person with a $50 reservation fee for 10 - 25 guests. Private movie screenings are $12 per person with a $125 reservation (minimum of 25 guests). The Wilderness Station 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov Rent the room for $15 - $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum for your party. Additional nature programs are $3 per person (minimum of 10 kids).

ON OR IN THE WATER Beyond Aquatics 236 Robert Rose Drive Murfreesboro 615-962-9500 beyondaquatics.com Indoor pool parties with underwater light shows, music and more are $199 an hour for up to 30 people.

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Gregory Mill Park Splash Pad 390 Enon Springs Road E., Smyrna 615-459-9773 • townofsmyrna.org Rent the splas pad for $150 and up to 50 guests. Patterson Park 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov Rent the indoor waterpark for $250 - $300 (plus $15 per extra lifeguards). Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center See listing under “Activity & Bounce.” Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov Rent the indoor pool for up to 50 swimmers for $65 - $75 per hour. Rent Boro Beach outdoor pool area for $350 - $400 for two hours for up to 175 swimmers.

SUMNER ACTIVITY David Deaton Karate 761 W. Main St., Hendersonville 615-824-9111 • daviddeaton.com A 1.5-hour party for up to 15 kids is $200. Drake’s Creek Activity Center 130 Cherokee Road N. Hendersonville • 615-822-0232 facebook.com/HendersonvilleDCAC Mini golf/batting cage/aeroball parties start at $35 for six kids. Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center 143 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville • 615-265-8020 hoppityhopinflatableplaycenter.com Parties for eight - 24 kids range from $189 - $399. Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park 1000 RiverGate Pkwy., Ste. 2030 Goodlettsville • 615-756-4098 gotjump.com Trampoline parties range from $8 $20 per person depending on age and day of the week.

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BOWLING Hendersonville Strike & Spare Family Fun Center 90 Volunteer Drive Hendersonville • 615-824-5685 hendersonville.strikeandspare.com Five bowling/arcade parties range from $10.95 - $20.95 per person. Holder Family Fun Center 683 S. Waters Ave., Gallatin 615-575-4386 460 W. Main St., Hendersonville 615-590-4386 holderfamilyfun.com Party packages range from $249 $549 for 10 guests.

ON OR IN THE WATER Tommy Garrott Aquatics Facility 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin 615-451-5911 gallatinleisureservices.com The outdoor party area is $50 for four hours. Private, after-hours parties from 6 - 10 p.m. are $800 (includes lifeguards).

WILLIAMSON ACTIVITY Above All 1647 Mallory Lane, Brentwood 615-823-5585 • aboveall.us Parties priced by number of guests in your group ranging from $275 - $550. “Extreme Slumber Party” is available: $1000 for up to 50 people.

Grassland Dance Academy 1111 Battlewood St., Franklin 615-790-7660 • gdadance.com Two-hour weekend parties available from 2 - 4 p.m. include a dance class and more. Ranges from $250 - $300. Jumpstreet Franklin 1735 Galleria Blvd., Franklin 615-778-1304 gotjump.com/tennessee Weekday parties for ages 5 and older are $16 per person. Weekend party for ages 4 and younger is $8 per person. Private party room for 40+ guests is $50 plus regular birthday pricing. Let It Shine Gymnastics 1892 General George Patton Drive Franklin • 615-369-3547 lisgym.com Base price for parties is $250 or $225 for active members. Includes gymnastics, activities and party room. LPG Sports Academy 109-2 Rand Place, Franklin 615-891-2177 lpgsportsnashville.com Parties for ages 3 and older range from $159 for a mobile party to $249. Includes open and customized play. MPact Sports 121 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 1, Franklin 615-377-3444 • mpactsports.com Nerf Wars ($225 - $250); Open Gym ($200 - $225); or Martial Arts/Gymnastics ($200-$225) parties for 15 guests; additional guests are $10.

Williamson County Parks & Recreation wcparksandrec.com Pool parties, dance or tumbling parties, arts & craft parties or gym party (Franklin only). Ages 3 - 15. Reach out to Franklin Rec: 615-790-5719; Longview Rec: 615-302-0971; Fairview Rec: 615-799-9331; or Nolensville Rec: 615-786-0200.

ARTS Craft Love 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin 615-447-8510 craftlove.com Parties are $35 per child for 10 20 guests and two hours. Third Coast Clay 230 Franklin Road, Franklin 615-599-2200 thirdcoastclay.com Parties for six - 20 kids are $18 per painter plus a $50 party fee.

BOWLING/GOLF Better Golf Academy Kids 7175 Nolensville Road Nolensville • 615-554-1982 bettergolfacademytn.com Tue - Fri parties are $175; Sat 2 - 4 p.m. or 3 - 5 p.m. $265; Sun any two hour window from 1 - 5 p.m. $265. Franklin Family Entertainment Center 1200 Lakeview Drive 615-790-2695 • franklinlanes.com Three different packages for $16.99 - $21.99 per person. Parties vary by amenities.

My Gym Brentwood 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-371-5437 mygym.com/brentwood Six different inclusive party packages for any age child up to 14 years range from $250 - $375.

Glow Galaxy 121 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 615-370-4386 • glowgalaxy.com Parties for 90 minutes or two hours include 13 kids. Weekday or weekend ranging from $240 - $300.

Chuck E. Cheese’s 3073 Mallory Lane, Franklin 615-771-0708 chuckecheese.com Two-hour party packages range from “Star” ($15.99 per child) to “Super Star” ($20.99 per child) to “Mega Super Star” ($25.99 per child).

Pump It Up 7104 Crossroads Blvd. Ste. 128, Brentwood 615-373-8340 pumpitupparty.com Costs range from “classic” or “deluxe” to “ultimate” depending on number of guests, add-ons and weekday or weekend booking.

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David Deaton Karate Studio 204-D Ward Circle, Brentwood 615-377-1100 dojoupdate.com Karate parties include a t-shirt for the birthday child, street safety class and more. Cost is $200.

Showtime Sports Academy 119 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 402 615-373-1105 showtimesportsacademy.com Party for up to 10 kids (or $10 for each additional) is $200 includes football, soccer, dodgeball, kickball or baseball/softball with supervision.

Brentwood Skate Center 402 Wilson Pike Circle Brentwood • 615-373-8611 brentwoodskatecenter.com Prime-time parties are ($199). General skate parties Tue - Sat nights or daytime are $179.

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THINGS TO DO THE BABY FAIR RUTHERFORD

Saturday, June 1 Saint Thomas Rutherford, Murfreesboro Page 43 Be sure to attend Rutherford Parent’s premier event for new and expectant parents.

JOJO SIWA D.R.E.A.M. THE TOUR

Friday, June 21 TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Nashville Page 58 Nickelodeon star/teen YouTube sensation/social media influencer JoJo Siwa brings her very first concert tour to Music City.

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FREE KIDS’ FISHING RODEOS

Saturday, June 8 12 Middle Tennessee locations Page 50 Youngsters can enjoy a morning of angling fun with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.

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CMA Fest is country music’s biggest fan fair featuring more than 100 shows.

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SPOTLIGHT: SUMMER READING

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Great stuff for the 6to 12-year-old crowd.


NASHVILLE HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL & POLO MATCH

June 21 - 22 Fontanel, Nashville Page 61 Enjoy tethered balloon rides, live music, an art show, children’s activities, local vendors and the excitement of polo.

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June 6 - 9 Downtown Nashville Page 46 Kelsea Ballerini is one of this year’s big headliners. More than 100 country concerts are on tap across eight stages.

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WATERMELON FESTIVAL

June 8 - 9 Smyrna Airport Page 51 Kids will love watching several planes performing aerial stunts in addition to fun ground activities.

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All ages. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. 7:30 p.m. $10 adults, free ages 10 & younger (VIP cabana rentals are $200). USA vs Mexico.

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Ages 10+. Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 11 a.m. Join a ranger for a bike ride through the park with stops at locations where some of the critical Stones River battle took place.

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615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 10 p.m. Learn to swing dance with live music by Music City Swing.

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Ages 11 - 18. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Young budding songwriters can participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions with professional songwriters to help hone their craft.

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All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Learn the important role honeybees play in agriculture and in our environment.

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

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Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 2 p.m. $50. Make caprese flatbread with balsamic glaze, barbecue chicken and gouda flatbread, chocolate ganache pies and lemon-mint soda.

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Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (find locations at the website). 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a tabletop putting green.

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Ages 3 - 7. Dance in Bloom, 7982 Coley Davis Road, Nashville. 9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (ages 3 - 4), 10:30 11:30 a.m. (ages 5 - 7). This introduction to ballet includes a ballet-related story, learning proper dance studio etiquette, what to wear for class and an basic ballet technique.

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All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $13.99 adults, $11.99 ages 2 - 12. Kids can help Digger Dan operate a real excavator, move sand and explore farm and construction equipment. Plus, play life-size Jenga and build with giant Lincoln Logs.

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Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore the children’s book Excellent Ed, then create a related art project.

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

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615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 2 - 3 p.m. Staff from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum bring a variety of instruments for children to try.

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615-862-6810 musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 12 - 6 p.m. Music by Joshua Hedley, Lilly Hiatt, Teddy & The Rough Riders, The Pressure Kids and McKenzie Lockhart. Plus, Kidsville children’s activities.

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615-343-2760 nashvillehealthandwellnessfest.com All ages. Vanderbilt Recreation Center, 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville. 10 a.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, free 12 & younger. More than 150 exhibitors, interactive workshops, high-energy demonstrations, authors, speakers and more.

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All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 6:35 p.m. $19 - $37. The Sounds challenge the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Today’s game features character appearances.

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All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $49.50 - $69.50. A night of country music.

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629-401-9547 otherworldencounter.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. June 1 - 16: Mon - Thu 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri - Sat 11 a.m. midnight, Sun 1 - 9 p.m. $30 adults, $20 children (discounts in advance online). More than 10,000-square-feet of sci-fi themed immersive art to explore and interact with.

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and Storytime: The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Birthday Party

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 2 - 5. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s classic children’s book with songs, art projects and a reading of the book.

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W FREE Princess Storytime

615-905-4160 purplebutterflykids.com All ages. The Purple Butterfly, 142 Second Ave. S., Franklin. 10 a.m. The Arabian princess Jasmine shares stories and poses for photos, plus kids can enjoy facepainting.

N Race to Read:

The Little Engine That Could

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

Ages 3 - 5. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $12 adults, $3 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger. After a reading of The Little Engine That Could, kids can participate in transportation activities.

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

615-255-2273 nashvilleshakes.org All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 12 - 3 p.m. Participate in (or just listen to) a complete reading of Romeo & Juliet.

R FREE Simply

Smyrna Celebration

615-459-9773 townofsmyrna.org

The Baby Fair Rutherford Saturday, June 1

Celebrate your little bundle of joy at Rutherford Parent’s premier event for all-things infant!

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et ready to go ga-ga on Saturday, June 1 during Rutherford Parent’s premier event for allthings infant. Co-presented by Saint Thomas Women’s Care and Ascension, The Baby Fair Rutherford takes place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital (1700 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro). The FREE fair features hospital tours every half hour, specialty vendors, speakers, demonstrations, games and door prizes. There will be thou-

sands of dollars in door prizes and giveaways, too! Saint Thomas/Ascension experts will present topics like “Baby Boot Camp,” “Breastfeeding 101” and “Why Go Natural?” You can also meet and interview OB-GYNs. Exhibit booths feature products and services for new families. Call 615-256-2158 or visit nashvilleparent.com/the-babyfair-rutherford-2019.

All ages. Smyrna Train Depot, 98 Front St., Smyrna. 6 - 10 p.m. Live music, local vendors, food, wine tasting and children’s activities.

R Small Fry Tri

Davidson and surrounding counties). Write a song as a group in this introductory workshop.

Special Needs Jump gotjump.com/tennessee

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

N FREE Statehood Day

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Educational talks, family history scavenger hunts, birthday cake, live music and more in celebration of the day Tennessee was admitted to the Union in 1796. Activities also take place at the Tennessee State Library and Archives and Bicentennial Mall State Park.

N Super Science

Saturday: Sound of Science Day

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. Explore the science of sound from fiery pyrotechnics to banana pianos to musical lighting.

(Register)

N Taste of Music City

Ages 2 - 6. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 - 11 a.m. $6. Little ones can run, bike and run through sprinklers to the finish line where every participant gets a trophy. Bring a bicycle or tricycle and helmet.

All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. 5 - 9 p.m. $59 - $85 adults, $15 ages 4 - 12. This all-inclusive food-tasting event features Nashville’s top chefs and live music by Thom Bresch, Markey Blue and the San Rafael Trio.

N Songwriting 101:

W The Great

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

madesouth.com

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Keith Whitley Style

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1 - 2 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in

615-744-4713 tasteofmusiccity.com

Slider Showdown

All ages. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 4 - 7 p.m. $39 - $59 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Ten chefs from the South create sliders using proteins from family farms.

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Ages 13+. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. Saturdays, June 1 - 22 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Search for colorful summer flowers.

SUN 2 N Collaborate

“Wings of Many Colors” Mural

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. June 2 - 8 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). In honor of Country Music Hall of Fame member and children’s literacy advocate Dolly Parton, you can contribute to a new collaborative butterfly mural designed in the style of Eric Carle.

N Creative Zone: Tie-Dye Butterflies

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. June 2 - 8 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Create a tie-dye butterfly out of a coffee filter to add to the collaborative art installation in the Taylor Swift Education Center.

N FREE Dragon Music Sunday

hwen.org

All ages. Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. 4 p.m. The Jake Leg Stompers perform old-time party songs, dirty blues classics and juke-joint covers.

W Fins, Gears &

Feet Kids’ Triathlon (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14756

Ages 5 - 14. Indoor Sports Complex, 920 Heritage Way,

Brentwood. 7 a.m. $35. Kids can swim, bike and run in ageappropriate groups. All participants get a T-shirt and medal.

R FREE Tennessee

N Inter Nashville

All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 North Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Three games include Maroons vs Travellers, Scouts vs Travellers and Scouts vs Quicksteps.

FC Soccer

internashfc.com All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Antioch. 7 p.m. $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus the Emerald Force Soccer Club.

Vintage Baseball at Oaklands

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

N The Hart Golf Classic 2.0

N K-LOVE Fan

615-983-6805 starsnashville.org

800-733-6779 | opry.com

Adults. Topgolf, 500 Cowan St., Nashville. 1 - 4 p.m. $125. Tee up with fun Topgolf games to benefit local youth served by the STARS program.

Awards

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $35 $50. This show celebrates the biggest names in Christian music, sports, books and movies.

R FREE Kayak

MON 3

townofsmyrna.org

W Blaire’s Cookie

Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna. 12 - 2 p.m. Bring sunscreen and water for a morning float (equipment provided).

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

Float (Register)

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 1:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

N Otherworld Encounter

See Saturday, June 1.

N PodX (Register) See Saturday, June 1.

N Rodrigo Y Gabriela

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $35.50 - $45.50. A night of acoustic flamenco music.

N FREE Tennessee

Vintage Baseball at Bicentennial Mall

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville. 12 - 4 p.m. Two games include Farriers vs Distillers and Cumberlanders vs. Phoenix.

Decorating

Ages 3+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $10. Decorate cookies in the shapes of flowers, chicks and pigs.

W Movie Makers (Register)

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14301 Ages 10 - 17. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Mon - Thu 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $155. Learn the world of digital video design and production, including green screen and special effects work.

W Video Game De-

sign and Development (Register)

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14302

Ages 10 - 17. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Mon Thu 1 - 4 p.m. $170. Learn the basics of video game design and produce several different interactive games.

FUN FOR LITTLE KIDS

N FREE Wildflower

Tots can celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Saturday, June 1 at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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

N PRESCHOOL SONG & STORYTIME: THE VERY

HUNGRY CATERPILLAR’S 50TH

BIRTHDAY PARTY

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Saturday, June 1 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 2 - 5 can hear a reading of Eric Carle’s classic children’s book, sings songs and create a work of art. Free with museum admission.

S TOT TIME: ART

Delmas Long Community Center Goodlettsville Tuesday, June 4 goodlettsvilleparks.com

Ages 2 - 5 can explore their creativity while making an art project. $2. Register.

W REACH FOR THE STARS Brentwood Library Every Thursday brentwoodtn.gov/library

Ages 2 - 6 can explore the universe with music and movement. Free. Register.

W STOP, DROP & DECORATE: FATHER’S DAY!

Sugar Drop, Brentwood Friday, June 14 sugardrop.com

Ages 4+ can decorate a six-inch cake for Daddy. $35. Register.

R TODDLER TUESDAY

Sam Davis Home, Smyrna Tuesday, June 25 samdavishome.org

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TUE 4 N Ilana Glazer

615-782-4040 | tpac.org Ages 16+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7 & 9:30 p.m. $35. A night of stand-up comedy.

R FREE Nature

Nerds (Register)

R Summer

Climbing Club

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 8+. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. Tue 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Thu 4:30 - 6 p.m. $7 adults, $5 ages 3 - 12. Climb the walls with games and challenges.

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

S Tot Time:

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Experience nature, make crafts, meet live animals and more.

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

N Navy Day 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 9 - 11:30 a.m. Free with gate ($17 adults, $12 ages 2 - 12). Interact with Navy divers, explosive ordnance sailors, U.S.S. Constitution sailors and more. Plus, a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Brass Band.

N FREE Observatory Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Astronomers provide tours of the facility, including the telescopes, sundial and Star Chamber.

N FREE Opry Plaza Party

800-733-6779 opry.com

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, games, food and more out on the plaza.

N Stars for

Second Harvest

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40. Craig Wiseman hosts a night of music benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

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W Mixed Media

Journaling for Teens (Register)

Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Wednesday’s June 5 26 from 5 - 6 p.m. $65. Learn to personalize art with titles or test that enhances your pages with thoughts about the subject matter.

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14667 Ages 13 - 18. Williamson County Enrichment

N Summer Glow Party (Register)

615-502-3022 rainforestcafe.com

All ages. Rainforest Cafe, 353 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. 5 p.m. $10.99. Pig out at the kids’ buffet, then grab your glow-filled goodie back and enjoy games and craft stations.

Hot HAPPENIN’

Art (Register)

Ages 2 - 5. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Explore creativity while making a work of art.

N FREE Yoga in the Park

615-741-5280 facebook.com/ events/173541773588018 All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville. 6 7 p.m. Bring your own mat (or towel) for a complimentary yoga class for all levels.

Open House

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow, Steve Miller, Tyler Childers and others.

WED 5

Dierks Bentley plays the Nissan Stadium stage on Friday, June 7 during CMA Fest.

CMA Fest

N CMT Awards

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7 p.m. $79.50 - $295. Little Big Town hosts this night of country music and fan-voted awards ceremony.

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

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

N Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 9 p.m. $34.50 - $67.50. This pre-CMA Fest concert includes

June 6 - 9

Country music’s biggest fan festival features a bounty of concerts on several stages in downtown Nashville.

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he streets of downtown Nashville will be bustling with tens of thousands of country music fans during the 2019 CMA Fest. It takes place June 6 - 9. More than 100 concerts take place across eight stages. The main shows take place nightly at Nissan Stadium. Among this year’s headliners are Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Dan+Shay, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Keith Urban. Festival passes, which include those big shows, are still available for $175 - $400. But there’s a lot more music throughout the four-day happening that you can enjoy for free. Wanna meet some of the stars?

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Snag a Fan Fair X pass ($10 per day; $25 all four; free 8 & younger). The pass gets you into Music City Center where there’s more live music, artist Q&A panels and lots of meet-and-greet opportunities. In addition, there are special concerts Thu - Sat at Ascend Amphitheater, and tickets start at $10. A portion of CMA Fest proceeds benefits the CMA Foundation’s mission to improve and sustain music education programs for kids. For the full festival lineup, visit cmafest.com. Download the 2019 CMA Fest Mobile App from your app store.


THINGS TO DO  The Big Run

 FREE Fairview

 FREE Nashville

615-890-5333 runsignup.com/Race/TN/ Murfreesboro/thebigrunmurfreesboro

615-224-6087 wcpl.ss9.sharpschool.com/ fairview_public_library

Hendersonville. 6:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy family-friendly music by a different band each week.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

 Teatime with

5K (Register)

All ages. Gateway Island, 1875 West College St., Murfreesboro. 7 - 8 p.m. $25. Kids can participate in this nationwide race. At the end of the day, check the national leaderboard to see who’s the fastest in the country.

THU 6  FREE Crafternoon (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 12 p.m. Make themed craft projects.

LEGO Club

All ages. Fairview Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd., Fairview. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Explore creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

 FREE Gulch Night Market

gulchnightmarket.com All ages. The Gulch, 299 11th Ave. S., Nashville. 3 - 9 p.m. Local artisans, food and drink vendors, a live DJ, entertainment and more.

 FREE Music on

Main Summer Concert Series

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

Symphony Community Concert

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. The Nashville Symphony performs classical and pop favorites along with the theme song from The Incredibles. Prizes will be given away. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner.

 Summer

 FREE Summer

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Concert Series

866-704-3000 streetsofindianlake.com All ages. Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd.,

Anime Club

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

 FREE The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville. 10:30 a.m. The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presets Mark Twain’s 1865 short story.

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our local library encourages kids to keep reading in June and July during the 2019 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” 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 children’s artist Rachel Sumner, Mr. Bond and the Science Guys, balloon artist Scott Tripp, puppet shows, and rocket building and launching with Mr. Rich. 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:

SUMNER COUNTY youseemore.com/galltinpl youseemore.com/hendersonville youseemore.com/portland youseemore.com/whl

Ages 3+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. Thu 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. $15. Enjoy savory delights, sweet treats and social time.

 FREE Teen

See Tuesday, June 4.

SPOTLIGHT: BLAST OFF WITH SUMMER READING!

RUTHERFORD COUNTY lavergnetn.gov rclstn.org

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

Climbing Club

All ages. Main Street Park, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Rockland Road performs music from multiple genres.

DAVIDSON COUNTY nashvillepubliclibrary.org

Blaire Wilson (Register)

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



FREE Tween Time at the Library 615-824-0656 youseemore.com/hendersonville

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

 WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

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

Ages 5+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. Thu 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 2 - 3 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

FRI 7  Ariana Grande 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $34.95 - $224.95. A night of pop music.

 Barefootin’ Concert Series

615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free with gate ($28.99 - 39.99). Auburn McCormick performs.

 Branford

Marsalis Quartet

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 8 p.m. $35 - $130. A night of jazz music.

 Family Float (Register)

615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org Ages 5+. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna. 2 6 p.m. $2. Enjoy an afternoon float (boats and equipment provided). Hot dogs provided while supplies last.

 FREE Franklin Art Scene

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

 FREE Friday Night Live

615-895-1887 downtownmurfreesboro.com All ages. Murfreesboro Public Square, 20 N. Public Square, Murfreesboro. 6 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music by local bands.

 FREE LEGO

Mania (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/departments/library Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 2 p.m. Build with LEGO blocks.

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 Lindsay Ell’s Fifth Annual Fan Party

615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 9 a.m. $40 - $65. Enjoy a special CMA Fest performance by Lindsay Ell and her band, including neverbefore-heard songs, along with breakfast and a meet and greet.

 FREE Meet the Banjo (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 1 - 2 p.m. Learn the history of this uniquely American instrument and hear old-time tunes.

 FREE Musicians Corner

musicianscornernashville.com

Nashville. 7 - 9 p.m. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics while enjoying live music by Sonja Hopkins and Friends.

 FREE Touch

 Secret Garden

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 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.

Party (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/sgp Adults. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 7 - 10 p.m. $100. Mix and mingle during one of Murfreesboro’s biggest social events of the season during this fundraiser for the center.

Nashville Symphony Community Concert

 FREE Big Band

615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

Rattle & Roll

All ages. Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. $15. This concert tribute features the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Middle Tennessee to participate in a variety of outreach programs as well as live performances by the U.S. Fleet Forces Brass Band. Get the Nashville Navy Week schedule at outreach.navy.mil.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Cumberland University, 1 Cumberland Drive, Lebanon. 7 p.m. The Nashville Symphony performs classical and pop favorites along with the theme song from The Incredibles. Prizes will be given away.

 FREE Neddy Jacobs Day

615-547-6111 fiddlersgrovetn.com All ages. Fiddler’s Grove, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. Fri 4 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop for handcrafted, homemade and upcycled items.

 FREE Red Caboose Concert Series

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Red Caboose Park, 684 Colice Jeanne Road,

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 Shake,

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 5 - 9 p.m. Music by Pokey LaFarge, Amythyst Kiah, Nashville Navy Week Esther Rose, Samuel June 3 - 9 Herb and Daniel Daniel. Plus, Kidsville children’s activities. Sailors from across the U.S. come to

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A Truck

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

 FREE Special

Needs Kids Fishing Rodeo

615-822-3898 hendersonvilleparks.org

All ages. Memorial Park, 139 E. Main St., Hendersonville. 5 - 7 p.m. Children with any kind of special need, mental or physical, can enjoy this angling event.

 FREE Star Party 615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 9 - 11 p.m. Look through telescopes to view celestial objects like Saturn, Mars and double stars.

Dance

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to waltz with live music by The Merchants of Cool.

 FREE Blackberry Picking Party (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. Harvest wild blackberries and sample lemonade with blackberries.



Doll Hair Salon Spectacular (Register) 800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 9 - 10 a.m. (also on June 12, 22, 26 & 29). $25. Learn new tricks to style your doll’s hair with insider tips from professional stylists, plus get hair accessories. Crafts and treats follow.

 Eagleville Truck and Tractor Pull

FUN FOR BIG KIDS

THINGS TO DO

Kids can make friendship bracelets at Mansker’s Station on Wednesday, May 26.

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

 MOVIE MAKERS

Williamson Enrichment Center Franklin June 3 - 6 wcparksandrec.com

Ages 10+ can learn the world of digital video design and production. $155.

 KIDS CLUB: MAGIC DAY Stones River Towne Center Murfreesboro stonesrivermall.com

Ages 5+ can enjoy a magic show, face painting, crafts and balloon art. Free.

 MUSIC OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD FOR KIDS

City Winery, Nashville Sunday, June 16 citywinery.com

Children and their dads can spend Father’s Day afternoon enjoy a kidfriendly concert. $15.

 MAKE MUSIC DAY NASHVILLE

Various locations Friday, June 21 makemusicday.org/nashville

All ages can participate in the local activities that are part of this nationwide music-making phenomenon. Several locations invite kids to jam.

 WAY BACK WEDNESDAY:

eaglevilletvppa.com

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT

All ages. Eagleville Tractor Show Grounds, 747 Chapel Hill Pike, Eagleville. 6 p.m. $10 adults, free ages 8 & younger. Modified and stock pulling classes include semis, trucks, tractors, school buses and more.

Ages 8 - 14 ca make three crafts: a friendship bracelet, leather-look jar keepsake and a corn husk doll. $5. Register.

Mansker’s Station, Goodlettsville Wednesday, June 26 visitgoodlettsville.com

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Strings Attached String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry In this performance, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and other legends tell Nashville’s country music story. Nearly one hundred puppets share hit songs that span decades of country music history, in a free show that’s fun and educational for all ages. After the show, explore the Museum with a String City scavenger hunt, or create a puppet inspired by the show.

JULY 1 - JULY 13 SHOW TIMES 10:00

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AND 11:30

AM (NO SHOWS ON SUNDAY)

SENSORY-FRIENDLY SHOW JULY 11, 2:00

PM

String City is presented in partnership with the Nashville Public Library and the Nashville Library Foundation.

Free D O W N T O W N

CountryMusicHallofFame.org/StringCity

MUSEUM ADMISSION PROGRAM FOR LOCALS FREE ADMISSION FOR 18-AND-UNDER from Davidson, and immediate surrounding counties with proof of residence or school ID.

Community Counts Passport FREE ADMISSION FOR UP TO 2 ADULTS is available for check out at any Nashville Public Library location. A partnership of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and Nashville Public Library

Additional Support Provided by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission; Nashville Parent; and Tennessee Arts Commission.

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THINGS TO DO  FREE Father’s Day Celebration

615-647-8220 eventbrite.com (search “Father’s Day Celebration”) All ages. Baby+Co., 3212 West End Ave., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A day of games, special vendors, food, door prizes and more. Plus, meet the host of the new Men’s Meet-Up Group, a new group gathering monthly to provide an outlet for men to support each other during all stages of fatherhood.

 Gnu Tales

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

 JC Penney Kids Zone

615-771-7743 coolspringsgalleria.com All ages. CoolSprings Galleria,

1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. free with coupon. Create a superhero foam frame for Father’s Day.

12 - 6 p.m. Music by Nikki Lane, Molly Burch, Sam Lewis, Veaux and Stacey Randol. Plus, Kidsville children’s activities.

 FREE Pick and

 FREE Kids Club:

 FREE Nashville

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Sample blackberry jam made from wild berries while enjoying a back porch pickin’ party.

Magic Day

615-896-4486 stonesrivermall.com All ages. Stones River Town Centre, 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enjoy a magic show, face painting, balloon art, giveaways and crafts.

 FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the Greek myth of Echo and how a sound that repeats was named after her, then create a related art project.

 FREE Musicians Corner

musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville.

Symphony Community Concert

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Smith Springs Community Center, 2801 Smith Springs Road, Nashville. 7 p.m. The Nashville Symphony performs classical and pop favorites along with the theme song from The Incredibles. Prizes will be given away. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner.

Jam (Register)

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 Opry

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

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 Secret Garden

 FREE Neddy Jacobs Day

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Country Classics

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 3 p.m. $50 - $100. Larry Gatlin hosts a night of country music.

Tour (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/sgp All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10. Tour backyards of amateur gardeners and view professional landscaping projects during this fundraiser for the center.

 Sensory-Friendly Planetarium Show (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

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

 Shake,

Rattle & Roll

See Friday, June 7.

 FREE Sumner Crest Concert

615-325-4086 sumnercrestwinery.com All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland. 7 - 10 p.m. Four on the Floor songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

SPOTLIGHT: FREE KIDS’ FISHING RODEOS Saturday, June 8

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oung angling enthusiasts can bait their hooks and cast their lines for free on Saturday, June 8 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.

Liberty Park Fish Pond, Clarksville Ages 16 & younger; 7 - 9:30 a.m.

Dillon Park, Woodbury Ages 12 & younger; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Percy Priest WMA, La Vergne Ages 15 & younger; 7 - 11 a.m.

Drakes Creek, Hendersonville Ages 14 & younger; 7 - 11 a.m.

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

Evergreen Lake, Fairview Ages 15 & younger; 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

Kingston Springs Park Kingston Springs Ages 5 - 15; 6 - 11 a.m. Lake at Beaverdam Camp, Centreville Ages 1 - 16; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Whippoorwill Lake, Columbia Ages 1 - 18; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Woods Reservoir, Franklin Ages 16 & younger; 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Get more info at tn.gov/twra.

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FREE FISHING FUN! A local boy shows off his catch at Fairview’s Evergreen Lake.


THINGS TO DO R The Great

N FREE Dragon

R FREE International

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All ages. Smyrna Airport, 278 Doug Warpoole Road, Smyrna. Sat - Sun 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $35 adults, $20 ages 4 - 12, free 3 & younger. See ground displays of aircraft plus 12 flight performances including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels along with children’s activities and inflatables.

All ages. Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. 4 p.m. Paul Burch performs American roots music.

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N Thomas Rhett

All ages. Two Rivers Mansion, 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. The Nashville Symphony performs classical and pop favorites along with the theme song from The Incredibles. Prizes will be given away. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner.

Tennessee Air Show

Center Point Road Experience

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All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 12 p.m. $25. Thomas Rhett’s album release event. Your ticket includes a copy of the upcoming release with proceeds benefiting music education through the CMT Foundation.

N FREE Wildflower Hike (Register)

See Saturday, June 1.

R FREE Yoga at the Island

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

SUN 9 W American Girl

Canvas & Cupcakes (Register)

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

Ages 7+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4:30 - 6 p.m. $35. Decorate cupcakes then create a painting.

W FREE Brentwood Summer Concert Series

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All ages. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood. 7 p.m. Live music by Rubik’s Groove.

Music Sunday

Folk Fest

All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro. 6 - 8:30 p.m. Watch dance groups from around the world perform to music by Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Bring lawn chairs as seating is limited.

N FREE Nashville

Symphony Community Concert

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

W FREE Kids Day:

Wildlife Wednesday

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All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy light snacks and an educational wildlife program.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

N Sunday Mornin’ Country

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800-733-6779 opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 2 p.m. $33. Brenda Lee hosts an afternoon of faithbased country music. A portion of the proceeds benefits A Soldier’s Child.

R The Great

Tennessee Air Show

See Saturday, June 8.

N Tony Awards Viewing Party

615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $5. Watch the American Theatre Wing’s 73rd annual awards ceremony celebrating the best of Broadway on the big screen.

MON 10 N Family Monday 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

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

THE U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGELS take to the sky during The Great Tennessee Air Show at Smyrna Airport June 8 - 9.

TUE 11 N FREE Learning the Song of the Sparrow (Register)

R Summer

Climbing Club

See Tuesday, June 4.

N FREE Yoga in the Park

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

See Tuesday, June 4.

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 5:30 p.m. Learn how baby birds learn to sing the right “language.”

WED 12

R FREE Nashville

Symphony Community Concert

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All ages. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville. 7:30 p.m. The Nashville Symphony performs classical and pop favorites along with the theme song from The Incredibles. Prizes will be given away. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner.

W Doll Hair Salon

Spectacular (Register)

See Saturday, June 8.

N Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $33.50 - $59.50. Cathy Rigby and Grocery Store Joe serve as celebrity team captains who will randomly select audience members to play on stage with prizes up for grabs. Only ages 18 and older are eligible to participate on stage.

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

N FREE Lunch &

Learn: From Nothing to Something

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 12 - 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and join representatives from the National Museum of African American Music as they demonstrate a program exploring the inspirational and educational influence of music history and techniques used by African Americans to turn common household items into musical instruments.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

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All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the Las Vegas Aviators.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Old-Fash-

ioned Family Creek Walk (Register)

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All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Wear your wading shoes and explore the creek for crayfish, snakes and other critters.

S Way Back

Wednesday: 18th Century Lighting (Register)

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Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5. Explore the tools used for lighting in the early frontier and test your beeswax candledipping skills.

THU 13 N Barefootin’ Concert Series

615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 6 - 7:30 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 - 39.99). Tom Mason & The Blue Buccanners perform.

N Bonnaroo Music

N Nashville

S FREE Summer

R FREE Boro

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& Arts Festival

All ages. Manchester Farm, 200 West Fort St., Manchester. Thu Sun 10 a.m. $349 for four-day general admission pass ($190 for single-day pass). The fourday festival on a 700-acre farm features more than 150 acts on 10 stages. Big names include the Grand Ole Opry, Phish, Childsh Gambino, Post Malone, Brandi Carlile and others. In addition, there are lots of other activities, including Kidsville fun for children.

W FREE Crafternoon (Register)

See Thursday, June 6.

N Inter Nashville FC Soccer

internashfc.com All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Antioch. 7 p.m. $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus Chattanooga Football Club.

N FREE It’s the Balm (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Ages 21+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 6 - 7 p.m. Make your own tube of lip balm with simple ingredients, including essential oils to give your balm a “mood-lifting” scent.

Sounds Baseball

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the Las Vegas Aviators.

S FREE Plaza Grand

Reveal Extravaganza & City of Hendersonville 50th Anniversary Tribute

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All ages. Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville. 4 - 7 p.m. Check out the brand-new renovated plaza and celebrates the city’s 50th birthday with a ribbon cutting, live music, children’s activities, silent auction and more.

W FREE Reach for

the Stars (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library

Ages 2 - 6. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. Thursdays, June 13 - 27 at 10 & 10:30 a.m. Explore the universe with music and movement.

R Summer

Climbing Club

See Tuesday, June 4.

Concert Series

W Teatime with Blaire Wilson (Register)

See Thursday, June 6.

N FREE Trees of

Summner (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 13+. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 9 - 10:30 a.m. Learn about tree identification.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

See Thursday, June 6.

FRI 14 N FREE American Artisan Festival

615-202-9095 americanartisanfestival.com 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, Kidsville lawn games, food and more.

Art Crawl

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

W Dudes & Dad’s Cookie Class (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

All ages. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $90 covers Dad and one boy. Dads and their sons can have fun decorating a set of six cookies with an allboys theme.

W FREE Fishin’ on

the Farm (Register)

615-791-3217 franklintn.gov/parks

Ages 12 & younger. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Poles and bait are supplied for this catch-and-release angling outing. Limited to 50 kids.

R FREE Food Trucks N’ Fun

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 5 - 9 p.m. An evening of food trucks, corn hole, live music and more.

W FREE Jedi

Academy (Register)

N Barefootin’ Concert Series

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615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 6 - 7:30 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 - 39.99). Mixtape ‘80s Tribute Band performs.

Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 2 p.m. Learn how to use a light saber, discover how droids work and more.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

N FREE Bells Bend

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All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the Las Vegas Aviators.

Night Hike (Register)

All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Hear the call of the wild while exploring and listening for the animals of the night.

TOM MASON AND THE BLUE BUCCANEERS pirate band performs during the Barefootin’ Concert Series at Nashville Shores on Thursday, June 13.

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THINGS TO DO Wars and more, along with classical number’s including Holst’s The Planets.

N FREE Nature Center at Night

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

N Family Fun Day

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Spend the evening exploring the museum, pond, garden and creek.

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 18, $10 ages 6 - 12). Enjoy old-fashioned lawn games and sports, make a kite to fly on the field, receive a balloon animal and more.

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. Search for owls in the park.

R FREE Juneteenth Celebration

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N FREE Red Caboose Concert Series

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Red Caboose Park, 684 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville. 7 - 9 p.m. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics, and enjoy live music by the Gamble Valley Troubadours.

W Skate Night 615-799-9331 wcparksandrec.com

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

R Smyrna Strokes: Kids Day (Register)

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Ages 5 - 18. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 3 p.m. $10. Paint a watermelon during this outdoor class.

W Stop, Drop &

Decorate: Father’s Day! (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Ages 4+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 3 - 5 p.m. $35. Decorate a six-inch buttercream cake for Dad.

N Summer Stable Party (Register)

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Ages 21+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. $95 -

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MEET ME AT THE ZOO: HEROES AND HEROINES takes place at Nashville Zoo on Saturday, June 15. Several hero characters can’t wait to meet kids of all ages! $145. Dance to live music by Guthrie Brown, enjoy S.ern fare, sip specialty cocktails and more.

N Telescope

Night (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 9 - 11 p.m. $6.27. Chat with astronomers while gazing at celestial bodies through telescopes.

N The Adventure Zone

615-889-3060 ryman.com Ages 12+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $45. Experience the live version of this comedy podcast.

SAT 15 N 19th Annual

Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival

615-726-5867 nashvillejazzandbluesfest.com

free Children’s Pavilion (12 - 3 p.m.) features inflatables, puppet shows, art and music workshops, and more.

N 5K & Family Games

615-876-7170 playfontanel.com All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek. 7 a.m. $5 - $55. A 5K wooded trail race begins the day. Then, enjoy competitive family games, hot-air balloon rides, inflatables and more. Proceeds benefit the Family Foundation Fund.

N FREE American Artisan Festival

See Friday Feb. 14.

N FREE Big Band Dance

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

All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville. 3 - 10 p.m. $20 - $55. Local and national acts perform jazz, blues R&B and soul music. A

N FREE Bluebird Hike on the Harpeth River Greenway (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 7:30 - 9 a.m. Enjoy a hike while looking for blue herons, bluebirds, indigo buntings and blue grosbeaks.

W FREE Brentfest Birthday Bash

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

All ages. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood. 3 - 9 p.m. Celebrate Brentwood’s 50th anniversary. Enjoy live music by Guilty Pleasures, Rock and Roll Pianos, and Tim Akyers and The Smoking Section, plus foods trucks a kids’ zone and beer garden.

N Cirque Musica:

Heroes and Villains with the Nashville Symphony

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All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $25 - $95. This visual and musical spectacle features music from films including The Avengers, Superman, Star

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All ages. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Games, kids’ activities, food, art and music celebrating the abolition of slavery in the U.S.

R Learn to

Juggle (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 7+. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 8 - 12. Learn how to juggle, from beginning basics to advanced techniques.

N Meet Me at the Zoo: Heroes and Heroines

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. free with gate ($19 adults, $14 ages 2 - 12). Kids can dress as their favorite hero or villain and interact with a variety of costumed characters who will be hosting activities throughout the park.

N Moonlight Zip Tour (Register)

615-297-2250 adventureworks.com Ages 8+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs. 9 p.m. $65. Soar through the air on nine zip lines under the light of the full moon.

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N Father’s Day Cruise (Register)

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All ages. Blue Heron Cruises at Fate Sanders Marina, 3157 Weakley Lane, Mt. Juliet. 11:30 a.m., 2 & 4:30 p.m. $15 adults, $9 ages 3 - 18, free 2 & younger. Enjoy a 90-minute cruise on Percy Priest Lake with narration about waterbirds.

N Inter Nashville

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Ages 12+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $45. Experience the live version of this comedy advice podcast.

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

7007 River Road Pike, Nashville. 4 - 8 p.m. $45 adults, $10 ages 6 - 11, free ages 5 & younger. Nashville’s premier chefs aim to wow you with BLTs using the season’s first tomatoes and lettuce along with Gifford’s Bacon. Vendors are on site, and drinks are included.

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N FREE Wildflower Hike (Register)

R Father’s Day

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Brother and Me

Sounds Baseball

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All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 6:15 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the Salt Lake Bees.

N FREE Pioneer

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Ages 6 - 12. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. Learn about the toys and games of pioneer children.

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N FREE American Artisan Festival

See Friday, June 14.

N BLT Summer Party 615-942-7169 greendoorgourmet.com

All ages. Green Door Gourmet,

Campfire (Register)

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

N Father’s Day

Classic Car Show

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Stroll among vintage cars from the early to

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All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Antioch. 7 p.m. $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus Asheville City Soccer Club.

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the Salt Lake Bees.

N FREE Jazz on the

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W Riverbend

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Three games include Cumberlanders vs Distillers, Cumberlanders vs Travellers and Scouts vs Phoenix.

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

615-731-9001 jazzonthecumberland.com

N My Brother, My

Vintage Baseball

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

FC Soccer

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CIRQUE MUSICA: HEROES AND VILLAINS takes place at Ascend Amphitheater on Saturday, June 15. Aerial artists perform while the Nashville Symphony plays songs from popular superhero movies.

N FREE Tennessee

All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of live jazz music.

N Music of the

Grateful Dead for Kids

615-324-1010 citywinery.com

All ages. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville. 12 p.m. $15. The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents a family concert featuring the music of Grateful Dead.

N FREE Moonlight Hike & Campfire (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 8 - 9:30 p.m. Embark on a moonlight stroll followed by s’mores around the campfire.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

N Nashville

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the Salt Lake Bees.

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

R FREE Nature

Sounds Baseball

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 2:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the Salt Lake Bees.

N Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $45. A night of Americana music.

Nerds (Register)

See Tuesday, June 4.

R Summer

Climbing Club

See Tuesday, June 4.

W Traler Park 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 7 p.m. $95 $250. A night of music featuring Dallas Davidson, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice and others. Proceeds benefit the Nikki Mitchell Foundation.

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THINGS TO DO N Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride Tour

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $189.50. A night of baroque pop.

S Wildflower

Arrangement Class (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Adults. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $40. Bring your favorite vase/container and learn how to make your own floral arrangement to take home.

N FREE Yoga in the Park

See Tuesday, June 4.

WED 19 N FREE Bird Nesting

Knowledge (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn about the life cycle of birds while searching for nests and discovering Eastern bluebirds and purple martins.

R FREE Creek

Peek (Register)

615-459-9773 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Kedron United Methodist Church, 6650 Kedron Church Road, Smyrna. 3 - 4:30 p.m. Wear shoes that can get wet and explore the wonders hiding in the stream.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

W FREE Crafternoon

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

See Thursday, June 6.

with Ginger Sands

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

N FREE Summer

StoryWalk Reveal

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Stroll along the StoryWalk trail and discovery a tale about the life of a praying mantis.

S Way Back

Wednesday: Worms, Worms and More Worms (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5. Learn about worms and how to raise your own worm farm.

THU 20 N Billy Strings & Steep Canyon Rangers

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $30.50. A night of bluegrass music.

N Brian Wilson

Presents Pet Sounds

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m. $45 - $110. Brian Wilson joins the Nashville Symphony and Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin to pay tribute to the 1966 album Pet Sounds.

JOJO SIWA, the Nickelodeon star and teen YouTube sensation, brings her first concert tour to TPAC on Friday, June 21.

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N Meet the Astronomer (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 7 p.m. $6.27. A local astronomer discusses a current topic of interest.

S FREE Music on

Main Summer Concert Series

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

All ages. Main St. Park, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Hoffman performs classic country and classic rock.

N Pentatonix

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $129.50. A night of a cappella music.

W FREE Reach for the

FRI 21 N Brian Wilson

Presents Pet Sounds

See Thursday, June 20.

N Full Moon Pickin’ Party

warnerparks.org

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

S FREE Fun Friday 615-851-2200 goodlettsvilleparks.com

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. Rodney Kelley performs a magic show.

N JoJo Siwa

D.R.E.A.M. the Tour

615-782-4040 tpac.org

See Tuesday, June 4.

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 6:30 p.m. $39.50 - $330. Nickelodeon star, YouTube sensation and social media influencer JoJo Siwa brings her first live concert tour to Music City.

S FREE Summer

N FREE Make Music

See Thursday, June 6.

makemusicday.org/nashville All ages. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. This community-wide music festival features multiple genres and various venues, including Centennial Park, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Zoo, Fanny’s House of Music and more. Several spots have opportunities for kids to join in an play along.

Stars (Register)

See Thursday, June 13.

R Summer

Climbing Club

Concert Series

W Teatime with Blaire Wilson (Register)

See Thursday, June 6.

S FREE The World’s

Largest Swim Lesson

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

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.

W WellieWishers

Day Nashville

W FREE Mommy & Me Date Night

615-771-2050 coolspringsgalleria.com All ages. CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 7 p.m. Enjoy special activities throughout the mall plus exclusive special offers.

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

See Thursday, June 6.

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THINGS TO DO W Paul Thorn Band 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

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

N FREE Red Caboose Concert Series

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Red Caboose Park, 684 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville. 7 - 9 p.m. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics, and enjoy live music by the San Rafael Band.

R Sun Catchers Class (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. East, Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Learn to make colorful sun catchers.

R FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

615-893-0355 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S Front St., Murfreesboro. 7 - 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy live music by Rockvale Blue.

SAT 22 R FREE A Stone’s Throw Away

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

MAKE MUSIC DAY NASHVILLE takes place at several locations throughout the city on Friday, June 21. Many spots invite kids to play along.

N FREE Musicians

N FREE Nashville

N Nashville Hot Air

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615-826-5016 nashvilleflea.com

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Corner

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 5 - 9 p.m. Music by Damien Jurado, Kelsey Kopecky and Lydia Luce. Plus, Kidsville children’s activities.

Flea Market

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

Balloon Festival & Polo Match

All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek. Fri 4 p.m., Sat 6 a.m. $5 - $40. Hot air balloons (including tethered rides), vendors, live music, pop-up art galleries, children’s play areas and a polo match (Saturday only).

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All ages. Manson Pike Trailhead, 1208 Searcy St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get wet and dirty on this volunteer outing to help clean up the greenway trail along the banks of Stones River. Trash bags, gloves, water and snacks provided.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

N Bluebird on the

Mountain (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu/entertainment/concerts All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 8 p.m. $145 for a carload up to eight people. This outdoor concert series in partnership with the Bluebird Cafe features Nashville’s top songwriters.

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. Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Children’s Book Illustrations features more than 140 original works from more than 75 children’s books. The exhibit explores the history of children’s books from the turn-of-the-century pen and ink Mother Goose art of Sarah Noble Ives, to the most popular works of day. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Sept. 1.

N FREE Creek

Exploration (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 1 - 3 p.m. Bring your creek shoes and minnow net to explore the creek with a naturalist.

W Doll Hair Salon

Spectacular (Register)

See Saturday, June 8.

R Donkey Com (Register)

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com Ages 21+. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville. 6 - 9:30 p.m. $37.99 team members, $29.99 spectators. This adults-only team competition includes various “minute-to-win-it” party game challenges with a chance to win nearly $2,000 in cash and prizes. Plus, live entertainment, tacos, beer and more.

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 10 p.m. Learn to tango with live music by The Lynn Beal Band.

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THINGS TO DO N ACT LIKE A GRRRL June 20 - 22 | All ages 615-498-4077 actorsbridge.org

Actors Bridge Ensemble at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. 7:30 p.m., $20 adults, $15 students. Teenage girls come together to tell the stories of their lives.

W THE ADDAMS FAMILY

June 1 - 2 | All ages 615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players at the Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Sat 12 p.m., Sun 7:30 p.m. $13 - $25. The teen cast presents this musical about the fateful night the mysterious family hosts a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

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HIGH SCHOOL EDITION

June 1 - 2 | All ages 615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players at the Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 4 p.m. $13 - $25. The teen cast presents this concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition.

W CINDERELLA

June 6 - 15 | All ages academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com

CYT at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $13 online, $14 at the door. $10. This Rodgers & Hammerstein musical offers a contemporary take on a classic tale.

W ALADDIN JR.

N DISNEY’S FROZEN JR.

Rising Stars at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10. A youth cast presents Disney's musical with expanded characters and new songs.

Nashville Children’s Theatre at the Ensworth School Theater, 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 p.m. $12. NCT drama camp students ages 10 - 14 present the musical set in Arendelle.

W BIG FISH

N DISNEY’S LION KING JR.

Pull-Tight Theater, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 students. When a man is about to have a child of his own, he becomes determined to find the truth behind his father’s larger-than-life stories.

Bravo Creative Arts Center at Father Ryan Center for the Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 6 p.m. $12. The youth cast brings the African savanna to life in this coming-of-age story about identity, family and responsibility.

N CARMINA BURANA

N FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

June 21 - 23 | All ages 615-786-0186 | wcparksandrec.com

Thru June 15 | Ages 10+ 615-791-5007 | pull-tight.com

Thru June 3 | All ages 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., Mon 7 p.m. $50 - $100. This multimedia experience features updated choreography from Nashville Ballet, an original film by Duncan Copp and musical performances by the Nashville Symphony and Chorus along with the Blair Children’s Chorus.

N A CHORUS LINE

Thru June 16 | Ages 10+ 615-332-7529 | circleplayers.net

Circle Players at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 ($15 on Thursdays). This musical captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition while exploring the inner lives and ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies.

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June 21 - 22 | All ages 615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

June 21 - 22 | All ages bravocreativeartscenter.com

June 25 - 30 | All ages 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $45 $95. This musical centers on the father of five daughters and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach on the family’s lives.

R FOOTLOOSE

June 7 - 23 | Ages 12+ 615-904-2787 | boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. The musical about a teenage boy who challenges a small-town minister who has convinced the town to ban dancing.

N FOOTLOOSE

June 14 - 15 | All ages bravocreativeartscenter.com

Bravo Creative Arts Center at The Ensworth Theater, 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $12. The teen cast presents this musical about a Chicago teen who moves to a small town and becomes at odds with a minister who has convinced the town to ban dancing.

R FUN HOME

May 10 - 26 | Ages 12+ 615-893-9825 | mltarts.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., plus Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, this musical follows her discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life.

N GOD’S FAVORITE

June 6 - 23 | Ages 12+ 615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m. (plus 7:30 p.m. June 6 only), Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., plus Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. $35 adults, $20 students, $13 ages 12 & younger. In this Neil Simon play, successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day ‘Job’ with a demanding wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking household employees.

W JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Thru June 2 | All ages 615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com

Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $35 - $90. The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors.

W LUCKY STIFF

June 1 - 2 | All ages 615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players at the Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. $13 - $25. The teen cast presents this murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, $6 million in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair.

N MISS SAIGON

June 4 - 9 | Ages 12+ 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $45 -

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to TPAC’s Jackson Hall June 25 - 30. $90. This musical, set in 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War tells tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover.

N MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY June 7 - 23 | Ages 10+ 615-306-6183 thebarbershoptheater.com

Verge Theatre Company at Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. Fri - Sun 7:30 p.m. $15. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory.

N ROMEO AND JULIET

June 7 - 16 | Ages 12+ 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 - $17 adults, $12 - $14 youth. Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers and feuding families.

S SHREK THE MUSICAL

N VIOLENT DELIGHTS

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. An ogre becomes an unlikely hero who finds himself on life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess.

Act 1 at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. This play tells the story of three young musicians whose inner demons threaten to derail their budding careers.

Thru June 9 | All ages 615-826-6037 | hpactn.com

W THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE JR. Saturday, June 1 | All ages 615-678-4739 | expressioncity.com

The Royal E. Barberi Theatre at Expression City, 1724-B Gen. George Patton Drive, Brentwood. 7 p.m. $18 - $20. Set in New York City in 1922, a young Mille Dillmount sets out on a new life.

N TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR

Thru June 8 | Ages 12+ act1online.com

N THE WIZARD OF OZ June 13 - 29 | All ages 615-883-8375 thelarrykeetontheatre.org

The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $25 $30 adults, $15 - $20 ages 12 & younger. Follow Dorothy and pals down the Yellow Brick Road in this timeless musical.

June 14 - Aug. 3 | Ages 0 - 5 615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre at Lipscomb University’s Theatre, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville. Tue - Fri 9 a.m., Sat - Sun 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. $12. NCT its interactive Snuggery production in which children can help search the galaxy when Little Star goes missing.

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FRIDA KAHLO, DIEGO RIVERA, AND MEXICAN MODERNISM See the exhibition on view through September 2, 2019

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY June 30, 1:00–5:30 p.m.

Celebrate Frida, Diego, and Mexican culture with special art activities, performances, and gallery experiences. Free for the whole family!

FAMILY MONDAYS

Second Monday of each month 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

One adult admission covers your entire family; members free. Includes trilingual storytime in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Make Art.

MAKE DISCOVERIES.

Make Memories. FAMILY FILM: COCO July 28, 1:30 p.m.

Free! First come, first seated.

MARTIN ARTQUEST®

Open every day until 5:30 p.m.

Hands-on art-making fun for people of all ages!

919 BROADWAY, DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE

Learn more and plan your visit at FristArtMuseum.org.

SUPPORTED IN PART BY Nickolas Muray (American, 1892–1965). Frida on a White Bench (detail), 1939. Carbon print, 17 7/8 x 14 1/8 in. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

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THINGS TO DO N Juneteenth

Commemoration

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12. Explore the stories of the men and women who were enslaved and emancipated.

N Kenny G 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $49.50 - $69.50. A night of jazzy, easy listening music.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the story of Zeus then make a related art project.

N Louis York & The Shindellas

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $25 - $39.50. A night of R&B music.

N Monster Jam monsterjam.com

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 7 p.m. $15 - $65. Giant trucks compete in races and freestyle competitions, including Grave Digger, Zombie and Brodozer. You can also add on extras like the pre-show pit party and ride around the track in the trucks for additional fees.

S FREE Music City Lacrosse Festival

615-974-1977| tnlax.org All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 a.m. Cheer on your favorite teams in this girls’ lacrosse tournament.

N FREE Musicians Corner

musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 12 - 6 p.m. Music by Soccer Mommy, Bantug, Idle Bloom, Briston Maroney and Sophia Boro. Plus, Kidsville children’s activities.

THE NASHVILLE HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL & POLO MATCH takes place June 21 - 22 at Fontanel.

N FREE Nashville

N Nashville

See Friday, June 21.

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com

Flea Market

N Nashville Hot Air

SC Soccer

Balloon Festival & Polo Match

See Friday, June 21.

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7 p.m. $15 - $60. Versus Ottawa Fury FC.

N Nashville Knights

W Paul Thorn Band

Legends League Football

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $23 - $83. Enjoy a night of women’s football action.

N Nashville

Pride Festival

nashvillepride.org

All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m. $5 adults, free ages 10 & younger. This annual LGBT family-friendly celebration includes several stages of live music and a kids’ zone with face painting, carnival games and other activities, plus more than 225 local vendors.

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

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

N Preds Craft Beer Festival

615-770-7800 nhl.com/predators/community/foundation/beer-festival All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 3 - 7 p.m. $69 - $129 ($49 - $79 DDs). Enjoy food, sip crafts brews, play games and enjoy live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.

N Raccoon Log Ride

N Speedway Racing

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

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 5 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12. Enjoy the thrill of auto racing.

615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

615-254-1986 fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

S Rock Castle

N FREE Summer

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Songwriter Series

All ages. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville. 5 - 9 p.m. $10 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Live music, games, inflatables and more.

N Sadie Robertson: Whoa That’s Good Live

615-782-4040 tpac.org

Ages 12+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Sat 3 & 7 p.m., Sun 7 p.m. $30 - $150. Sadie Robertson presents a live version of her podcast featuring conversations with special guests.

Celebration

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Nature activities, crafts and lemonade.

FREE Sunny Day Craft Festival

931-996-1502 nikkimreddon@yahoo.com All ages. East Hickman High School, 7700 State Hwy. 7, Lyles. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Purchase crafts, including crochet and needlework, home decor, jewelry, purses, accessories, boutique clothing, hand-carved wood, candles, pet items and more.

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THINGS TO DO R The English Rain 615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com

All ages. Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15. A Nashville band performs the hits of The Beatles.

N The Music of

Queen with the Nashville Symphony

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 8 p.m. $25 - $95. Powerhouse vocalist Brody Dolyniuk channels the spirit of Freddie Mercury with a rock band and Nashville Symphony performing the hits of Queen.

S Toy Story 4 Sensory-Friendly Screening

615-451-9500 ncgmovies.com

All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin. 10 a.m. $6. See the new Toy Story movie without previews, softer sound, lights not so dim and kids can run around and make noise.

N FREE Wildflower Hike (Register)

See Saturday, June 1.

N FREE Women’s

Workshop: Hot Weather Hiking & Hydration (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 7 - 9 a.m. Build confidence hiking the park and trying out hydration systems.

SUN 23 W FREE Brentwood Summer Concert Series

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

All ages. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood. 7 p.m. Sixwire performs.

S FREE Music City Lacrosse Festival

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MONSTER JAM returns to Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 22.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, June 21.

N Nashville

Pride Festival

See Saturday, June 22.

R FREE Rock Painting

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 - 4 p.m. Custom paint a rock then hide it around town for someone else to find.

N Sadie Robertson: Whoa That’s Good Live

See Saturday, June 22.

R The English Rain See Saturday, June 22.

MON 24 W Application

Design (Register)

615-786-0186

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14303 Ages 10 - 17. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Mon - Thu 1 - 4 p.m. $155. Learn about the design and development of applications wile designing your own app.

N Kids Fest

615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. Mon - Fri 12 - 4 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 - 39.99). Inflatables, arts and crafts, games, costume characters, face painting, live entertainment and more.

W Parker Anderson Enrichment Cooking Academy (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14550

Ages 6 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Mon - Fri 1 - 3 p.m. $125. Learn to make different recipes each day, including appetizers, entrees, snacks, desserts and more.

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TUE 25 N Jill Scott 615-889-3060 ryman.com

The Incredibles. Prizes will be given away. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner.

R Summer

Climbing Club

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $60.50 - $126. A night of R&B music.

See Tuesday, June 4.

N Jon Bellion:

Ages 1 - 4. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 10 - 11 a.m. $5 children, free for caregivers. Learn about life on the 19th century farm along with a bluebird program and craft activity.

The Glory Sound Prep Tour

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7 p.m. $25 - $154. A night of hip hop music.

N Kids Fest

R Toddler Tuesday 615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

N FREE Yoga in the Park

See Tuesday, June 4.

See Monday, June 24.

FREE Nashville Symphony Community Concert 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Key Park, 208 Church St., Lafayette. 7:30 p.m. The Nashville Symphony performs classical and pop favorites along with the theme song from

WED 26 W Doll Hair Salon

Spectacular (Register)

See Saturday, June 8.


THINGS TO DO  FREE Fort Building

 Kids Fest

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

 FREE Kids’ Hour

& Mud Play (Register)

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Build a fort and play in the mud (all materials provided).

 FREE Homeschool Day

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Activities and programs focusing on early Tennessee and the creation of the state in 1796.

 FREE Kids Day:

Fairy Tales Along the Trail

615-791-3217 franklintn.gov/parks

All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy light snacks and fun stories.

See Monday, June 24.

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

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

 Nashville SC Soccer

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7 p.m. $15 - $60. Versus NY Red Bulls II.

 FREE Nashville

Symphony Community Concert

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. The Estate of Cherokee Dock, 175 Cherokee Dock Road, Lebanon. 7:30 p.m. The

Nashville Symphony performs classical and pop favorites along with the theme song from The Incredibles. Prizes will be given away. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner.

THU 27

 Kids Fest

 FREE Breakout

 Leftover Salmon

Room Club

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library

 Rain: A Tribute to

Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 p.m. Participate in different breakout games.

The Beatles

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $65. A night of pop/rock music celebrating the Fab Four.

 FREE Crafternoon (Register)

See Thursday, June 6.

 Way Back

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5. Make three crafts: a friendship bracelet, leather-look jar keepsake and a corn husk doll.

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $30.50. An evening of bluegrass music.

 Peter Frampton: The Farewell Tour

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com

 Frankie Valli

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $350. A night of rock music.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

 FREE Reach for the

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m. $70 - $155. Enjoy a musical walk down memory lane with a night of pop music.

See Thursday, June 13.

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Wednesday: Make It & Take It (Register)

See Monday, June 24.

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THINGS TO DO N Dog Days

at The Hermitage

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 10 a.m. $8 on your own, $15 guided tour. Hike the trails with your dog amidst the natural surroundings and historic buildings. For an additional fee, you can book the Hounds Hike The Hermitage guided tour with a staff member, a 60-minute exploration that includes the outer edges of the property.

W Doll Hair Salon

Spectacular (Register)

See Saturday, June 8.

N Fangtastic 5K SUMMER MOVIE FUN is in swing this month at several Middle Tennessee theaters and parks. Free and cheap offerings include classic’s like Disney’s animated Peter Pan along with current day titles like Mary Poppins Returns. Turn to page 25 for our roundup of this season’s summer movie series.

R FREE Splash Out! 615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Richard Siegel Community Park, 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 3 p.m. Kids can have fun splashing under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire Department.

R Summer

Climbing Club

See Tuesday, June 4.

S FREE Summer Concert Series

See Thursday, June 6.

W Teatime with Blaire Wilson (Register)

See Thursday, June 6.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 6 - 7:30 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 - 39.99). School of Rock Nashville performs.

W Music in

R FREE Doggy Day

All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 5:30 - 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $100 for a carload up to six. The Cam Pierce Band performs at 7 p.m.

615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna. 1 - 4 p.m. Bring your furry family member for treats and activities in the park.

N Frankie Valli

and the Four Season with the Nashville Symphony

W Noam Pikelny &

Academy (Register)

N Kids Fest

See Monday, June 24.

FRI 28

in the Park

All ages. Nashville Shores,

musicianscornernashville.com

See Friday, June 14.

615-791-3217 franklintn.gov/parks

Concert Series

Corner

W FREE Jedi

See Thursday, June 27.

W FREE Movie

615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com

N FREE Musicians All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Music by Bedouine, Jamie Drake, Robby Hecht, Ethansroom and Gustavo Guerrero. Plus, Kidsville activities.

See Thursday, June 6.

N Barefootin’

the Meadow

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 8 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets for an outdoor screening of Smallfoot.

Stuart Duncan

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $28.50 - $38.50. A night of bluegrass music.

N FREE Red Caboose Concert Series

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Red Caboose Park, 684 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville. 7 - 9 p.m. Bring blankets,

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lawn chairs and picnics, and enjoy live music by the Preston James Band.

SAT 29 N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 10 p.m. Learn to foxtrot with live music by Radio Daze.

R FREE Boat Day

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Manson Pike Trailhead, 1208 Searcy St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Explore different types of canoes and kayaks while learning the advantages of each. You’ll also learn boating basics, correct paddling strokes and safety.

N FREE Creek

Exploration (Register)

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com/5k All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 a.m. $40. Nashville Predators’ mascot Gnash leads the way in this race benefiting the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

N Hannah Gadsby 615-782-4040 tpac.org

Ages 16+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Sat - Sun 7:30 p.m. $39.75. A night of stand-up comedy.

R FREE Kayak Float (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bring sunscreen and water for a morning float (boats, paddles and life jackets provided).

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the myth of the contest between Athena and Poseidon, then create a related art project.

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 1 - 3 p.m. Bring your creeks shoes and minnow net to explore the creek with a naturalist.

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THINGS TO DO N Inter Nashville FC Soccer

internashfc.com All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Antioch. 7 p.m. $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus the Atlanta Silverbacks.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 6:15 p.m. $19 $37. Versus the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

W Sunset

Concert Series

615-905-0687 boft.org

THE WATERMELON FESTIVAL at Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville beckons kids to participate in the watermelon-eating contest. The festivities take place Saturday, June 29.

N FREE Musicians

R Watermelon

N Yoga Under the

musicianscornernashville.com

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $13.99 adults, $11.99 ages 2 - 12. Enjoy a slice of fresh, cold watermelon and cool off in the Splash Zone featuring the bubble blast pool, inflatable water slides and more. Then, test your skills in the watermelon crawl, seed spitting and watermelon eating contests.

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

N Weird Al

N FREE Family

Corner

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 12 - 6 p.m. Music by John Paul White, Caleb Elliott, The Prescriptions, Exotic Dangers and Duquette Johnston. Plus, Kidsville children’s activities.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 $37. Versus the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

N FREE Porter Flea porterflea.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Shop vendors with items like adult and children’s clothing, photography, ceramics, illustrations, posters, furniture, home goods and more.

Festival

Yankovic: The Strings Attached Tour

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Ascend Ampthitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 8 p.m. $30 - $105. The biggestselling comedy recording artist in history joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of hits and classics, complete with costumes, props and a video wall.

Stars (Register)

SUN 30 Festival Day

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 1 - 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Frida, Diego, and Mexican art and culture with special art-making activities, live performances and gallery experiences.

N Hannah Gadsby See Saturday, June 29.

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W FREE Williamson County Community Band

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All ages. Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, 1949 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood. 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of patriotic music with ice cream and fireworks after the concert.

ONGOING EVENTS S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

615-452-1722 youseemore.com/gallatinpl

All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin. 6 - 8 p.m. $10 advance/$12 at the gate adults, $5 ages 6 - 15. Music by Johnny Cash Now.

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

N FREE Tennessee

N FREE Adventure

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

615-862-5854 library.nashville.org

Vintage Baseball at Fontanel

Club

All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Two games include Phoenix vs Distillers and Maroons vs Distillers.

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

R FREE Tennessee

W Archery Home-

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

615-566-5187 musiccityarchery.com

Vintage Baseball at Oaklands

All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 North Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. 12 - 4 p.m. Two games include Scouts vs Lightfoot and Farriers vs Quicksteps.

W The Sound of

Music Sing-Along (Register)

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 3 p.m. $15 - $20. Members of Nashville Opera host this special screening of The Sound of Music in which you can sing along with them during the movie with subtitles on the screen. Come early to get your goofy bag of props and participate in a costume contest.

school Day (Register)

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

AR Workshops DIY Projects (Register) arworkshop.com

2022 Lindell Ave., Nashville (615-258-5569); 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-9, Franklin (615285-4292); 1984 Providence Pkwy., Ste. 102, Mt. Juliet (615212-5676). Choose from a variety of projects to personalize ranging from canvas pillows to wooden signs and more. Prices vary per project.


THINGS TO DO N Blue Heron Nature Cruises

615-385-7007 blueheroncruises.com All ages. Fate Sanders Marina, 3157 Weakley Lane, Mt. Juliet. Sun - Fri 11:30 a.m., 2 & 4 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m., 12, 2 & 4 p.m. $14.50 adults, $9 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 & younger. A 90-minute pontoon excursion on Percy Priest Lake highlights local birds and nature.

W Brain Blast Trivia Night

615-790-2309 puckettsboathouse.com All ages. Puckett’s Boat House, 94 E. Main St., Franklin. Every Wed 6 - 8:30 p.m. $10 food and beverage minimum per participant. Put your pop-culture knowledge to the test during this trivia competition.

R Climbing Club 615-459-9710

townofsmyrna.org Ages 8+. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. Every Thu 4:30 - 6

p.m. $7 adults $5 kids. Scale the climbing walls with games and challenges.

Craft Love DIY Workshops (Register) craftlove.com

5104 Centennial Blvd., Nashville (615-447-8480); 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin (615-447-8510). A variety of ongoing instructor-led crafting workshops for all ages where you create unique wood signs, pillows, home decor and other unique items.

N Early Explorers 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

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

W FREE Friday Movie Nights

615-477-6799 leipersforklawnchairtheater. com All ages. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Every Fri 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for family-friendly outdoor movie screenings. Get the lineup at the website.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. Every Sat 4:30 p.m. A guided tour of the museum’s landmark art deco building.

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

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. Every Tue, Fri & Sat at 7 p.m. (plus Thursdays, June 12 - 26 and Thursday, June 6). $45 - $110. Enjoy classic and current country artists.

W Kid

Cuddling (Register)

615-481-9546 noble-springs.com

All ages. Noble Springs Dairy, 3144 Blazer Road, Franklin. Every Sat 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. plus Friday, June 14 from 1 - 3:30 p.m. $10 ages 3 & older ($5 additional to add the farm tour), free ages 2 & younger. Enjoy time on the dairy farm cuddling on and bottle feeding baby goats.

R KidFIT:

Movers and Shakers (Register)

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

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

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

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

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

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

N Little Art House Art Classes

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 10 months+. 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. A large range of art classes for children and adults take place weekly, including drop-in creative play sessions for kids. Prices vary per class. A $5 first-class option applies only to Creative Play and Kids Art Drop-In sessions.

W FREE Music in the Vines

615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com All ages. Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington. Every Sat 4 - 8 p.m. & Sun 2 - 6 p.m. Live jazz in the pavilion and live bluegrass in the barn.

S FREE Music with Miss Shannon

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

N FREE Parnassus Storytime

615-953-2243 parnassusbooks.net All ages. Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 14, Nashville. Thu 4 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs.

R PPCC Summer En-

615-514-3474 aquariumrestaurants.com

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

for a Day (Register)

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

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. Mon 11 a.m., Tue - Fri 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. $8. Explore science through experiments and discovery.

N Music City BMX 615-361-5533 musiccitybmx.com

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 2+. Hamilton Creek Park, 2901 Bell Road, Nashville. Every Sun 2 - 5 p.m. $12 per racer, free for spectators

Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Com-

(practices take place Tue & Thu 6 - 8 p.m. for $5). Girls and boys can participate in the thrill of bike racing in a three-lap race around a quarter-mile track. Little kids can use balance bikes and striders.

N Marine Biologist

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY at Frist Art Museum is Sunday, June 30. Kids of all ages can have fun creating all sorts of free art projects.

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

richment Program

Ages 8 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $3. Sports, wellness, cultural arts and character development activities.

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

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

N FREE State Mu-

seum Highlight Tours

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

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

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 FREE State Mu-

 Thursday

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

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

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Every Thu, June 6 - Oct. 24, from 5 - 9 p.m. $10 adults, $6.50 ages 3 - 17. Live music, lawn games, casual cuisine, bar stations and more.

seum Storytime

 FREE Summer Concert Series

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville. Thu June 6 - Aug. 29 (no concert July 4) from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy family friendly music by different bands each week.

 Teatime with Blaire Wilson (Register)

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 3+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. Every Sun 12 - 1 p.m. $15. Inspired by the 2019 American Girl of the Year, enjoy savory delights, sweet treats and social time.

Night Out

 Toddler Time with Thomas

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

 FREE Tot Time: Gym

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com Ages 2 - 5. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. Every Wed 9 - 11 a.m. Special tot toys are available for climbing and crawling, running and playing.

 FREE Tot Time: Imagination

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com Ages 2 - 5. Delmas Long Com-

munity Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. Every Thu 9 - 11 a.m. Children can play at the Imagination Playground while parents socialize.

 Tuesdays for Tots 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

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

 Tumbleweeds (Register)

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

 Water Polo

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

 Wild Things

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

 Youth

Volleyball Class

615-907-2251 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 15. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro. Every Thu 4:30 - 6 p.m. $3. Coaches give instruction on every aspect of the game.

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THINGS TO DO

Experience Beauty and the Beast with the Nashville Symphony July 6 - 7 at the Schermerhorn.

>> Mark your calendars for these July happenings. SUMMER SPLASH H2OLIDAY Saturday, July 6 Nashville Zoo nashvillezoo.org

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY July 6 - 7

Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville nashvillesymphony.org

41ST UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS FESTIVAL July 12 - 13

Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro uncledavemacondays.org

MICHAEL BUBLE Friday, July 19

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville bridgestonearena.com

WILLIAMSON PARENT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR Saturday, July 27

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HOT TICKET MUSIC CITY JULY 4: LET FREEDOM SING! Thursday, July 4

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT at Cheekwood takes place every Thursday, June 6 - Oct. 24. Live music, kids’ activities, food trucks and more fun awaits your family.

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Downtown Nashville visitmusiccity.com/july4th Celebrate America’s independence with a free day of family fun and music before one of the country’s best fireworks displays lights up the night sky!


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Your Guide to

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

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

Lucky Ladd Farm 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.

Providence Christian Academy

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

615-904-0902

6331 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro lessonshra@gmail.com

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.

Ann Carroll School of Dance 615-595-7547

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

Harris Riding Academy

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

ARTS – DANCE

ANIMALS/EQUESTRIAN 2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

615-274-3786

Peachtree Farms Equestrian Center

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

Creekside Riding Academy and Stables

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

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

615-790-6468

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

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

615-472-9471

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

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“An unparalleled dance education for young children.”

the DANCER’S

SCHOOL ballet • pointe • tap • jazz S hine this hip-hop • modern • lyrical Sm! The Dancer’s School 2159 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

For schedule, registration, and teacher information www.thedancersschool.com. Questions thedancersschool@live.com or 615-907-1155. Non-competitive studio specializing in technique and presentation. All ages.

Summer Riding Camp WEEKLY DURING JUNE & JULY

• Safe Horse Handling • Riding Lessons • Trail Rides • Grooming & Games

CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables

Hwy 431 at Duplex Rd. 2359 Lewisburg Pk. Franklin

615-595-7547 www.creeksideridingstables.com

THE #1 STEM CAMP

FOR AGES 7–19

From coding and game dev to robotics and design, your child will develop in-demand skills and ignite lifelong passions—all in a fun, inclusive environment. Choose from 50+ innovative courses and join our community of over 400,000 alumni. Get ready for the best summer ever!

Held at over 150 prestigious universities Vanderbilt | University of Alabama University of Memphis | Stanford NYU | University of Miami

Get a brochure and find a camp near you!

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Dance in Bloom

7982-A Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com

615-662-4819

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

The Dancer’s School

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

615-907-1155

Excellence continues throughout the summer! Ages 3 - adult. All levels. Ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, lyrical, cheer dance, and our ever popular hip-hop classes with Mr. Jordan, plus Hippy Hop for Pre-K. There will be a special July Summer Intensive with a variety of guest teachers and staff. Noncompetitive studio with a well known legacy of excellence in training and performance.

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.

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www.harvestmartialarts.com

595 Hillsboro Rd. Ste. 337 • Franklin, TN 37067 50+ camps in athletics, arts, and discovery for grades PS-12.

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

615-231-7100

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

Nashville Ballet Summer Camps 3360 Redmon St, Nashville nashvilleballet.com/summer-programs

615-297-2966 ext. 910

Dance through the summer with the Nashville Ballet. Help your young artist strengthen the scope of their imagination through creative development and physical activity. Camps and classes for ages 2 and up. You can find more information and enroll for camps on our website.

Spotlite Dance Studio

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

All camps are open to the Nashville community.

Lego Robotics, cake design, extreme science, filmmaking, dance, soccer, football... there’s something for everyone!

Register at cpalions.org /summer

615-459-5200

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

Horton Haven Christian Camp

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

Boys and Girls ages 8-18

615-371-8086

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

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

We Scoop Poop Horses Mtn Biking Archery

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

Crafts Swimming Zipline

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.

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CIRCUS | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE ARTS | VISUAL ARTS

Lessons • Camps • Birthdays • Training

Now registering for our summer camps & programs.

Circus Camp Ages 6-16 June 10-14 & June 17-21

Mary Poppins Jr. Theatre Camp Ages 8-16 July 8-19

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

615-678-4739

Voted #1 Dance Studio 3 Years in a Row!

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

AGES 2+

• 6-Week Class Sessions • ½ Day Camps • One-Day Workshops

615-254-9103

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

FITNESS/SPORTS Beyond Aquatics

236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro beyondaquatics.com

615-962-9500

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

Boost Aquatics

11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville boostfitclub.com/aquatics

615-662-8989

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

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

• Ballerina Fairies & Princesses

615-890-6755 615-893-6003

• Tumbleweeds • Dance Explorer

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• Tween/Teen Weeklong Intensive • Adult Classes

DanceinBloom.com 615-662-4819 Bellevue

Easy online registration

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

David Deaton Karate

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

Voted the #1 martial arts school in Williamson, Sumner and Wilson counties. Now registering for $199 summer camp. Two sessions, Jun. 3 and Jul. 15. Call for more information and to register.

E.T.C. Gymnastics

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

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

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

Harvest Martial Arts

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

615-224-3851

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

Music City Archery

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

615-566-5187

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

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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 mygym.com/brentwood

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

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

615-867-6900

615-371-5437

615-617-7644

One Goal Sports

• ages 2 and up • girls and boys • tumbling • parents night out • school’s out camps

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

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

FLIGHT MTSU Aerospace Department

Thank you Rutherford families for voting us #1 for 18 years in a row!

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

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

*NEW Ninja Program

NATURE Camp Tanase

w w w. e t c g y m n a s t i c s. c o m

615-898-2788

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1020 Jackson Hill Road, Burns camptanase.com • heather.spiva@tn.gov

615-306-0611

Camp Tanase is an overnight camp for boys and girls ages 10 - 14 held at Montgomery Bell State Park. We don’t just lead traditional camp activities, we spend time teaching the skills they need to take on the great outdoors like a true Park Ranger. Through activities such as survival skills, first aid, and hiking, campers learn how to be a leader for themselves, others, and our beautiful Tennessee State Parks.

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1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin codeninjas.com

615-640-2633

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

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

mrbondscienceguy.com 615-573-2702

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

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 K - grade 6 can enjoy exciting science enrichment programs that encourage them to actively discover and examine new concepts at one of Nashville’s most iconic attractions. Special programs are available for rising grades 7 - 9.

STEM Builders

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

615-583-9880

In today’s competitive society it’s important that your child is able to think outside the box. Along with education, logical thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, passion and teamwork are necessary skills. We provide a unique combination of STEM, robotics, math and fun. We help our students by laying the foundation for these key objectives through our specially designed and structured programs.

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

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

Riverview Camp for Girls 615-356-0501

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

Christ Presbyterian Academy

2323-A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville cpalions.org/summer • donna.patton@cpalions.org

615-301-3544

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

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

615-794-2918

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

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

615-794-2918

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

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

615-383-0661

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

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

931-364-7656

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

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

615-298-5514

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

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

615-356-5600

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

Oak Hill Day Camp

4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville fpcnashville.org

Percy Priest Elementary, 1700 Otter Creek Road, Nashville percypriest.org/students/tigerclub • pptigerclub@yahoo.com

800-882-0722

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

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

615-966-1600

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

YMCA Camp Ocoee

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

423-338-5588

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

YMCA Day Camps

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

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

YMCA Summer Adventure

Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

615-259-3418

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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

615-360-2267

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS Stewart’s Creek Church of Christ

4551 Poplar Wood Road, Smyrna stewartscreekcofc.org • stewartscreekcocvbs@gmail.com Dates: Jul. 14 - 17; Ages: All ages; Cost: Free

615-459-6928

Students will journey to the deserted island of Castaway and learn faith survival skills that will help them to overcome doubt and strengthen their faith. Join us on Sunday for our carnival at 4 p.m. and stay for our Bible School until 7:30 p.m. VBS continues Mon. - Wed. from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. No drop-offs, please.

615-298-9583

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

Percy Priest Tiger Club Summer Camp

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

615-390-3167

Join Nashville rising grades K - 4 for a summer of exciting adventures. Camp features performers, nature walks, games, water fun, sports, weekly yoga, special guests and so much more. Camps are weekly from Jun. 3 - Jul. 26 and feature weekly themes ranging from art exploration to sports to water fun.

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MARKETPLACE Guitar Lessons for Kids Demo Production & more

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Sylvan Park, West End area, Beautiful Victorian House ✯✯✯ TN 3 STAR RATING OPENINGS 9 mos. - 5 yrs.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES

• Focus on Music, The Arts, Literature, Math & Science • Musical & hand drumming workshops • Great outdoor play area www.facebook.com/PaisleyHallSchool 615-269-4150 Low Student/Teacher Ratio

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Nashville Parent hit the streets with Landon for the cover of this month’s issue. The spot? Draper James, located at 2608 12th Ave. S., Nashville. Landon, his mom, Jacqueline and grandmother Frankie, met up with our “shoot” team at Nashville Parent then everyone caravaned over to Draper Jame’s blue-andwhite wall. It was a gorgeous day. Landon showed our photo shoot team a lot of spirit. He loves Spider-Man and showed some

pretty cool web-shooting moves. His happy attitude made for a fun photo shoot. Everyone got involved to keep things upbeat and fun — lollipops all around! Your child can be on our magazine cover, too. Submit a recent photo of your child (within the past 12 months) to nashvilleparent.com under the “Contests” tab at the top of the homepage. If your child is chosen, you will be contacted via e-mail. Please refrain from submitting children wearing sunglasses.

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