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Inside: 18 PARTAY! What gives your child joy? If you know, it’s easy to start planning their birthday party. Whether you go big or keep it simple at home, it’s ALL about what your child loves!

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Fun Things To Do with Dad Father’s Day Weekend

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Parenting Gift: Let Your Child Go! MARLIN I promised I would never let anything happen to him.

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That’s a funny thing to promise. Well, if you can’t never let anything happen to him — then nothing would ever happen to him. Not much fun for little Harpo.

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ith summer birthdays in the works, let’s take a bead from one of the best children’s movies of all time, Finding Nemo. Nothing could be more perfect. Because a kid’s birthday is so much more than the painstaking effort to throw a shindig in the hopes of making him feel like a star for the day. It’s actually a time for checking in on yourself, too. The birthdays will come and go and so will the years, but what’s the point of it all if not to journey with your child toward maturity and the freedom he needs to live his own life securely and with courage? In Finding Nemo, little, sheltered Nemo grows tired of his father’s constant hovering and supervision. Marlin never lets Nemo do anything! So it is a huge event when Nemo defies his dad by swimming off to touch the “butt” of the boat. But it is only then that Nemo’s own life actually begins. If a child — your child — never has the freedom to decide for himself, he will eventually do something — anything — just to prove that he CAN. At a certain point, you will have to get out of the way; stop rescuing, stop swooping in, stop hovering. The greatest gift you can give your child is to stop controlling so much. The most control you ever have over your child is when he is in the womb. From there on out, he’s moving away from you and it’s your job to guide him. The paradox, of course, is that in letting go of your intense need for control and protection, you actually give your child (and those around him) the freedom to be who he is. You unlock that inherent star within. The star you want your child to feel like on his birthday. But why wait for a birthday? The idea of relinquishing control makes you worry. Me, too. But worrying is parenting. And we’d all throw ourselves in front of a train to save our child. However, worrying too much causes us to hinder our child’s growth. So how do you provide this marvelous gift of letting go? You include and involve your child more and more in his life choices. And yes, it’s exhausting when they are little. But little doesn’t last forever. You ask: “What do you want?” “What do you think?” “Then what?” “What would you do?” “And then what?” You don’t do all of this mental work all by yourself because then you steal from your child the ability to do for himself. Inside every child is a little hero who wants to come out and discover life just like Nemo did. You can encourage this little hero from day one by how you interact with your child, by not controlling every little moment and by recognizing that yes, your child wants to be himself, not you, and it’s his right. None of this is easy! The ocean of life is deep, mysterious and filled with scary monsters who want to eat us. But you can’t just hide away. You have to be courageous, touch the “butt” and go. For your child’s birthday — and everyday — make the effort to respect and trust him enough to provide the space and freedom to make his own choices. Your children will thank you one day for this most precious gift.

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FEED BACK QUESTION: “My son is 11 months old and has the flu and an ear infection. They want to give him Tamiflu and Amoxicillin. I want do do things in a more natural way. What can I do?”

TREATING EAR INFECTIONS “I’d do antibiotics for ear infection but no to Tamiflu unless extremely sick (only because of possible side effects in kids of his age). If he gets another ear infection soon after, go to a chiropractor. My middle kiddo (at almost 2) went through three rounds of antibiotics with backto-back ear infections and they told me if he got another one they’d need to have tubes put in. We went to a chiropractor a few times and no more ear infections. He’s 8 now.” Crystal Cameron

“If you have any breast milk stored, you can put some in a dropper and use it in his ear and the infection will clear up pretty quickly!” Billie Jo Malugin

“Your baby needs the antibiotics. My oldest child’s ear infection went untreated because doctors missed it and by the time it was caught she was on the verge of being hospitalized. My youngest’s ear drum ruptured due to an ear infection and let me tell you I’ve never heard a more excruciating scream from a child. However, I do not give them Tamiflu because of the nightmares it gave me when I took it.”

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“Don’t let your poor baby suffer any more than necessary and definitely give the antibiotics. That’s two hard illnesses at once and I wouldn’t put that baby through that. I have given my kids Tamiflu at that age as well and they all felt so much better and had zero side effects. At least give the antibiotics!”

“My pediatrician was under the impression that most ear infections didn’t require antibiotics and my daughter ended up with a ruptured ear drum. Definitely do the antibiotics for the ear infection.” Katie Michelle “Give the antibiotics for the ear infection, for sure. Ear infections are painful. Severe ear infections can lead to hearing loss. As for Tamiflu, I don’t know enough,

but the flu is nothing to mess with either.” Sheryl Stewart Butler “What would you do if you were the one sick? Would you take the antibiotics? If so, then give them to your child. Tamiflu causes weird reactions at times, so I would be more hesitant on that one for young kids.” Niki Ary “Tamiflu is not a good idea for young children; not sure why they prescribe it. Our doctor never recommends Tamiflu. She has always told us it can make things worse as far as needing hospitalization for dehydration because it can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Besides, it isn’t a cure and only takes off maybe a day or two from how long you may be sick. I would give the antibiotics. I’d be scared of a home remedy in this case.” Jessica Shaw “Call your pediatrician’s office back and ask if there is a more natural route. If the ear is

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infected seriously already, the antibiotics may be 100 percent necessary and the only route to go. I see a lot of folks have said the same thing over and over on Tamiflu and that is something to note. It’s unusual to see that much agreement. I would monitor the flu symptoms and treat with lots of fluid and avoid the Tamiflu. They usually prescribe antibiotics only when warranted for ear infections. I would have your child eat yogurt as much as possible for the next two weeks as antibiotics wipe the gut clear of good bacteria. I hope your little one feels better soon!” Kelly Peterson “Don’t mess with ear infections. I know you want to try natural ways, but your child could end up with more ear issues.” Jaclyn Reszka ED NOTE: The opinions expressed in “Feedback” are those of the contributors. Please consult with a pediatrician for a professional opinion for any medical issues related to your child.


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Inspiring kids to keep on reading through the summer requires consistent parent effort and imaginative activities.

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o you have a reader at your house? Consider yourself lucky. According to consumer research expert Farshore, only 25 percent of children read daily and it remains a major concern for their education. Reading for pleasure is a dying skill, yet neuroscientist and You Can Encourage author Sally Shaywitz (Overcoming Dyslexia; Summer Reading Vintage 2020), says children should read 20 minutes a day (at least). It’s a parenting battle to make this happen for kids, but • Schedule reading time it’s a battle worth winning. • Set a library day To ward off learning loss that many children experience • Participate in a summer each summer, Reading Rockets created Start With a Book reading program (startwithabook.org). It can help parents to match themes to • Read aloud their children’s natural curiosities and interests. Simply go to startwithabook.org and choose a topic to explore. Next, find • Tie reading to activities great books that match the interest, then keep the fun going • Look for reading by finding activities associated with the book. • Pursue your kids’ There’s no question that reading to children from infancy interests (and keeping it going as the child grows) helps to put down a • Help your kids choose foundation for literacy. But once a child discovers screens and books they can’t put wants to do that sort of activity more than anything, it’s time down for parents to intervene. Check out startwithabook.org and help your child find books and activities related to her interests. Turn the page for information on summer reading programs through Middle Tennessee libraries.

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local news Kids can sign up for summer reading initiatives and prizes. Make sure you get them registered!

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iddle Tennessee libraries offer free summer reading programs with activities and incentives for all ages to keep kids reading. Our libraries also offer storytimes and other reading-themed activities all summer long. All YOU have to do is partner with them to make sure your child is doing the reading he needs to do to keep up. More options for fun reading programs for kids are available through Scholastic, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and more. But reading through your local library program keeps the fun local and makes it fun for kids to do with a friend.

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“Oceans of Possibilities” is Rutherford’s theme. The summer reading “challenges” ask participants to read (and log) 20 hours for a free book plus the option of side activity participation for digital badges and small prizes. Register at rclstn. readsquared.com.

“Tails and Tales” is Sumner County’s Summer Reading Challenge theme. Kids and teens can pick up logs at the Hendersonville Public Library (140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville) in order to track their reading and challenges to be entered into gift card challenges.

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Stress-Free Birthday Planning

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lanning a kid’s birthday party can be super fun or super stressful. There’s a lot to think about includ-

ing food, guests, decorations and more. But just like any other big event, the first question is where? And that’s where your budget comes into play. If a big party at a party destination is on your mind, you need to book it up to eight weeks ahead of time (to get the day and time you want). But you can also have a great birthday party at home. Follow our tips for ideas, inspiration and more. Let’s PARTAY!

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Decisions, Decisions

• Set your budget • Decide on a location • Pick a date • Choose the time & duration • Make a weather back-up plan • Choose entertainment & games • Choose a theme

Call, Book, Reserve

• Order food • Order cake/desserts • Rent tent, chairs, etc. • Book entertainment • Book other vendor (if applicable) • Confirm vendors one week prior

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Who’s Coming?

• Create a guest list • Prepare invitations • Send invitations • Follow up with guests

Eat & Drink

• Plan a menu • Decide on drinks • Create a shopping list


Fresh Themes Bowling: with or without bumpers, means casual fun. Circus: Face paint, juggling and dressing up. Kids can create their own acts and entertain one another. Donate: In lieu of gifts, request that guests contribute funds to an organization the birthday child is passionate about. Extraterrestrial: Plan a space-themed party for your future astronaut. Fairy Tale: Ask guests to come dressed-up. Rent a princess to join and read a story. Luau: Eat pineapple, serve fruit punch, give out leis and play Limbo. Sleepover: Say yes to pizza, popcorn and late-night giggling. Local park fun: Reserve a park shelter by a playground. Dance party: Disco ball, neon necklaces, dance music. Obstacle course: Get creative in your back yard with hula hoops, old cardboard boxes, and anything else you have lying around. Kids can climb, jump and crawl over, under and around. Time their circuit as part of a friendly competition.

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• Non-perishable food • Perishable food • Drinks (for kids and adults) • Candles • Party favors • Decor • Plastic table cloth, paper plates, cutlery, napkins, cups

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Miscellaneous

• Create DIY decor • Have cash for tips • Make music playlist • Clean house for a home party • Cut grass

• Prepare party food that can be made in advance • Decorate • Create a shopping list • Assign photo-taking person

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Rock climbing: Head to a local rock gym to learn new skills together and get moving. Science: Take chances, get messy and explore the laws of physics or the states of matter. Use books of experiments from your local library. Uniquely you: What does your child’s dream party look like? How can the theme reflect something special about what is important to your child or your family? Volunteer for a cause and invite party friends to join in. Water fun: Rent the party room at your local pool for a splashing good time. X-men and friends: A superheroes theme can include capes, masks and feats of daring do, well-supervised, of course. Yard games: Time to teach your kids and their friends all the old favorites. Croquet, badminton, “Mother, May I?” “Red Light, Green Light,” Freeze tag, etc.

It’s Party Time!

• Take lots of pictures • Enjoy yourself; be flexible • Keep track of gifts (name of gift and giver) • Be aware that there may be tears, extra kids and the great unknowns

• Pick up cake/dessert • Set out food • Chill drinks • Assign photo-taking person • Tie balloons to mailbox (if party’s at home)

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Party Ideas for Busy Parents So your child’s birthday is just around the corner, and you don’t have time to plan and the perfect party? Don’t despair. There are plenty of fun places to hold kids’ parties that’ll save you time in planning, preparation and cleanup.

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ry some of these party places for kids of all different ages. When you call, ask what amenities are available and included. Many sites provide invitations, food and cake, balloons and decorations, a private party area, a gift for the birthday child and other special birthday services. (please turn the page)

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Partay! Skates & Blades - Roller skating rinks are again gaining popularity, and most offer a choice of inline or roller skate rentals for kids. Also, consider ice-skating and ice or a roller hockey party as a fun alternative. Strike it Big – Bowling parties are a fun form of recreation for kids of all ages. Preschoolers can score every time with bumper bowling, while teens can go cosmic for glow-in-the-dark fun. Add to the amusement by offering small prizes for low and high scores and the most and fewest gutters. Pizza and Play – Preschool and early elementary children thrill at invitations to these parties. They can play kiddie arcadestyle games, win tickets for prizes, hop on

Recreational Romp – Recreation and fitness centers offer a wide variety of activities including gymnastics, swimming, basketball and arts and crafts.

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You Should be Dancin’ – Check with your local dance studio for birthday party packages. Some offer professional dance instruction and allow food and party treats to be brought in, so the whole shebang is done right there.

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Music Marvel – Big kids will be in awe to see one of their favorite performers in concert. Craft Magic – Young kids love to create. So schedule a craft party at a fabric shop, craft store,or scrap-recycling center where kids’ activities are offered. Cops and Robbers – Kids will thrill at testing their skills and cunningness in a

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Daily Events 30 Day-to-day goings on. Father’s Day Fun! 38 Need ideas? Look no further. It’s Like to be 40 What a Parent & Monster Truck Driver

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Your Radar 49 On Events to look forward to next month.

Editor’s Picks: 30 Blacksmithing

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31 Movies in the Park 33 Big Band Dances 35 CMA Fest 37 Free Fishing Day! Back to the Future

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njoy blooming fields of more than 60,000 sunflowers in 10 varieties at Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, June 16 to July 16. Make selfies and cut magnificent flowers to take home. For more information, visit luckyladdfarms.com.

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DAILY EVENTS WED 1 FREE BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS AT CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE

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The Rutherford County Blacksmith Association will be demonstrating their talents every Wednesday in June from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro). For all ages.

FREE CELEBRATE STATEHOOD DAY & THE TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM’S 85TH BIRTHDAY

tnmuseum.org/calendar-of-events Come out to the Bicentennial Mall campus (600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville) on June 1 and June 4 to experience the Museum’s hands-on pop-up programs, historic games/crafts and work the historic reproduction of the Roulstone printing press to create a commemorative 85th-year print. Programs happen from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH nashvillevangogh.com

Lose yourself in 500,000 cubic feet of projections animating Vincent van Gogh’s works through June 19 at Lighthouse ArtSpace (4416 Ridgefield Way, Nashville). Tickets start at $40.

FREE KIDS DAY AT PINKERTON PARK franklintn.gov

Come out for Kids Days at Pinkerton Park (405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin) from 9 - 11 a.m. for entertainment that is plenty of fun for the entire family. Light snacks will be provided.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME urbanairtrampolinepark.com

The park is opened up just for toddlers and their parents to bounce around safely at Urban Air Adventure Park in Old Hickory (4331 Old Hickory Blvd.) Mondays - Thursdays and Urban Air Adventure Park in Cool Springs (1735 Galleria Blvd., Franklin) on Fridays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Admission is $11.99 plus tax per child; parents play free.

FREE PRESS PLAY AT CHURCH STREET PARK: SCOTT TRIP 615-862-5800 library.nashville.org

Bring your little ones to Church Street Park (600 Church St., Nashville) across from the Main Library on Wednesdays in June and July at 10:30 a.m. This week’s performer is balloon artist Scott Trip. The event will take place in the grass, so a blanket is suggested. For ages 3 and up.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

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Drop by the Bracken Children’s Garden Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville) for hands-on activities and story times at 10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. $25 for adults, $18 for ages 3 - 17; members are free.

SUMMER DAYTIME SKATE brentwood.skatecenter.com

Enjoy a summer special at Brentwood Skate Center (402 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood) on Wednesdays, June 1 through August 4 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Admission is $7, $4 skate rental and $3 entry fee for non skating adults.

WHAT TO DO WEDNESDAYS AT MY GYM BRENTWOOD 615-371-5437 mygym.com/brentwood

Try out the fun activities My Gym Brentwoood (330 Franklin Road, Brentwood) has to offer without the monthly commitment on select Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1 p.m. Cost is $20.

WILD THINGS AT WILDERNESS STATION

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Little ones can sing songs, read a story and complete a craft on Wednesdays at 9:30 or 10:45 a.m. at The Wilderness Station (401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro). Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per child.

ANNUAL EMPANADA TASTING 615-782-4040 tpac.org

The event showcases empanada recipes from around the world at 5:30 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium (301 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville). For $35, guests will receive four empanadas, a dessert and a soft drink.

THU 2 FREE FISHIN’ ON THE FARM 615-794-2103

Kids 12 and younger can fish in the catch-and-release pond at Harlinsdale Farm (239 Franklin Road, Franklin) on June 2 - 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Poles and bait are supplied, but feel free to bring your own. Parents must accompany each child. Call to register.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK: THE WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE library.nashville.org

This high energy, interactive show features live performances, hand puppets, music and marionettes at 2 p.m. at Hermitage Library (3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage).

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 1.

TINKERING GARAGE adventuresci.org

Nashville’s family-friendly Tinkering Garage is back at Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville). The hands-on DIY workshops take place Thursdays through Mondays through August 1. The DIY sessions explore engineering, math and construction. Make your own robot, dig into Storybook STEM, work on a gravity car — the possibilities are endless.

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET

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Celebrate five years of the Goodlettsville Farmers Market each Thursday, thru October 6 from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Goodlettsville Visitor’s Center at Moss-Wright Park (705 Caldwell Dr., Goodlettsville).

FREE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CARS CRUISE-IN 615-969-2738 members.gallatintn.org

Cruise-in to the Gallatin Civic Center (210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin) every Thursday through October 27 with your antique, classic or just unusual car! This is a family friendly event with 60s’ music playing as you view the cars from 4 - 8 p.m. Door prizes and trophies will be given out.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES thestreetsofindianlake.com

Bring lawn chairs or enjoy ample seating at the plaza for this live summer concert series under the stars at the Streets of Indian Lake (300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville) Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., June 2 - August 25.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL 615-826-6037 hpactn.com

Come out to Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (260 West Main St., Suite 204, Hendersonville) to see this musical live on stage June 2 - 19. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., as well as Saturdays - Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors 65+.

The Rutherford County Blacksmith Association will host free demonstrations every Wednesday in June from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.

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THINGS TO DO FREE NASHVILLE MOVIES IN THE PARK: GHOSTBUSTERS nashvillemoviesinthepark.com

Bring your chairs or blankets to Elmington Park (3531 West End Ave., Nashville) for family-friendly events featuring food trucks, games, activities and of course, a movie under the stars. Movies begin at sundown, but the fun starts at 5 p.m.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Kick off the weekend at this summer concert series at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville) every Thursday from 5 - 9 p.m., May 5 through October 27. Enjoy musical performances, food and spirits, lawn games and wellness classes, with the gardens as the backdrop. Tickets are $25 for members and $45 for not-yet members.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org/night-visions

After sunset, stroll along the pathways at Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville) through stunning projections Thursdays through Sundays through July 17. Lights will dance up and down trees, shimmer on water, and illuminate the Zoo’s scenery in a kaleidoscope of color. Adults & teens are $23, children ages 2 - 12 are $19.

FRI 3 FREE FISHIN’ ON THE FARM See Thursday, June 2.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

This producer-only market located in the indoor/open air Community Center at Lane Agri-Park (315 John Rice Blvd., #101, Murfreesboro) is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to noon.

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS 615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com

Enjoy tunes, food from local vendors and all around good vibes every Friday at Arrington Vineyards (6211 Patton Road, Arrington) from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

FREE TOUCH A TRUCK AT MOSS WRIGHT PARK

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Come sit in the seat, honk the horn and turn the wheel of your favorite truck or vehicle from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Moss-Wright Park (745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville). From fire trucks to dump trucks, police cruisers to cranes, they’ll all be in one place for kids to touch and admire.

Movies in the Park returns to Nashville’s Elmington Park on Thursdays (June 2, 9, 16, 23), Franklin’s Pinkerton Park on Fridays (June 10, 17, 24) and various Murfreesboro parks on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in June. BABY GOAT CUDDLING

BREW AT THE ZOO

Come to Noble Springs Dairy Farm (3144 Blazer Road in Franklin) to pet goats and other farm animals. Come between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to join in on a guided tour at 11 a.m. Cost is $12. Children 2 and younger are free.

Animals, entertainment and plenty of boozy beverages are all on tap for Nashville Zoo’s annual tasting event from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Guests can stroll Zoo pathways while sampling beers, wines, ciders and seltzers from more than 65 of Nashville’s favorite beverage purveyors.

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FREE HIP DONELSON FARMERS MARKET

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A fresh, local, producer-only market every Friday (except Labor Day Weekend), through October, from 4 - 6:30 p.m. at Two Rivers Mansion (3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville).

FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM: THE AMAZING WORLD OF BEES 615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

Check out the demonstration hive to see bees up close from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna). Cost is $10.

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER & KIDSVILLE

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Enjoy live music, food vendors and local artisans every Friday from 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 12 - 6 p.m. in June at Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave, Nashville). Moreover, kids come front and center for Kidsville, a craft and fun tent just for them.

DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS ryman.com

See Drew perform live at Ryman Auditorium (116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville). The concert starts at 8 p.m. on June 3 - 4 and tickets start at $25.

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OUTDOOR MURFREESBORO FAMILY COOKOUT 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov

Join Wilderness Station staff for a night under the stars for a familyfriendly camping experience at Barfield Park Backcountry Campground (697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro). There will be activities, a bonfire, dinner, an optional night hike and breakfast provided from 4 p.m on June 3 to 8 a.m. on June 4. Call to register. Cost is $5 - $10.

GHOSTS OF GALLATIN HAUNTED TOUR

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A family-friendly tour featuring some of Gallatin’s most fascinating ghost encounters, history and folklore at the Sumner County Courthouse (100 Public Square, Gallatin) at 7 p.m. $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 & under.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL See Thursday, June 2.

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES livenation.com

See retro-soul band St. Paul & the Broken Bones perform live with Fitz & The Tantrums at Ascend Amphitheater (310 1st Avenue South, Nashville). Concert starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $29.50.

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FREE FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT SERIES ON THE MURFREESBORO SQUARE

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The first Fridays of each month this summer will have live music on the Murfreesboro square from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

SAT 4 FREE FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET factoryatfranklin.com

Supplying local produce Saturdays at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Road) from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE MURFREESBORO SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET mainstreetmurfreesboro.org

Fresh produce on the square of downtown Murfreesboro every Saturday through October, 8 a.m. until noon.

FREE NOLENSVILLE FARMERS MARKET nolensvillefarmersmarket.com

Fresh produce on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Mill Creek Church of Christ (7260 Nolensville Road, Nolensville).

FREE ROBERTSON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

Browse fresh produce on Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. through August 27 at Robertson County Fairgrounds (635 Highway 41, Springfield).

FREE GALLATIN FARMERS MARKET

A weekly market open Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. through September across from Gallatin Fire Department (160 W Franklin St., Gallatin).

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THINGS TO DO FREE HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET

Shop for in-season produce from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at The Streets of Indian Lake (300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville).

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Friday, June 3.

DROP-IN KIDS ART CLASSES 615-933-9644 LittleArtHouseNashville.com

Read a book, create a work of art and have sensory play at Little Art House Nashville (2106b Acklen Avenue, Nashville). The 9:30 - 10 a.m. class is for ages 1-4 and the 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. class is intended to be drop-off class for ages 4 -10. Cost is $20.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY YOUTH MAGIC GROUP rclstn.org

Aspiring magicians can join in at 9:30 a.m. for this group geared toward ages 6 - 12 at Smyrna Public Library (400 Enon Springs Road West, Smyrna) on the first Saturday and Linebaugh Library (105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro) on the second Saturday of each month.

KIDS CONSTRUCTION FESTIVAL 615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

Bring the kids to Lucky Ladd Farms (4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville) to explore and climb on farm and construction equipment, hammer and drill at activity centers and more from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kids can climb on excavators, a bulldozer and other farm equipment. General admission is $21.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST AT WPNC 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Head to Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) to explore nature with a Naturalist. This outdoor adventure will focus on discovery, observation and connecting with nature from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

FREE MUSIC ON MAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES goodlettsville.gov

The series kicks off outside Goodlettsville City Hall (105 N Main St., Goodlettsville) at 11 a.m. with a special edition for kids featuring children’s entertainer Dre Hilton. There will also be a Kid’s Zone, Big Kahuna Shaved Ice and more. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as no physical seats exist at the venue.

FREE KID’S SATURDAY AT PLAZA MARIACHI plazamariachi.com

Bring your children for free entertainment from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Plaza Mariachi (located at 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville). The lineup includes storytime, music and more.

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER & KIDSVILLE

BABY SHARK

615-254-9103 nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

This “Snuggery” experience at Nashville Children’s Theatre (25 Middleton St., Nashville) is for ages 0 - 5. Performances are Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through June 19. Cost is $23 for adults, $17 for kids.

FREE MUSIC CITY FOOD TRUCK PARK & FLEA MARKET Come grab some grub on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Marketplace in East Nashville (400 Davidson St., Nashville). There will be live outdoor music outdoors, food trucks and indoor shopping with Music City Flea.

Every Saturday night through August, Centennial Park holds free Big Band Concerts with dancing, instructions and happy people picnicking under the moonlight. FREE BIG BAND DANCES

FREE CHESS CLUB AT HENDERSONVILLE LIBRARY

615-824-0656 youseemore.com/hendersonville Come out to Hendersonville Library (140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville) on the first Saturday of every month for this free Chess Club with Mr. James at 11:30 a.m.

Dance the night away every Saturday, June through August at Centennial Park’s Event Shelter (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville). A live big band provides the music while you and your kids learn a different dance style. If you’re new to the swing-era dance steps, there’s always a free lesson for everyone at 7 p.m. and the evening’s big band takes over at 7:30.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES 615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com

FAMILY PROGRAM: SONGWRITING 101

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Participants will join a museum educator to write a song as a group in this introductory workshop. Attendees will craft an original song inspired by Willie Nelson from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Included with museum admission.

MUSIC COUNTRY GRAND PRIX musiccountrygrandprix.com.

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon featuring a premier Olympic-style equestrian jumping competition, silent auction and dinner from 2:30 - 5 p.m. at Brownland Farm (1155 Hillsboro Pike, Franklin), benefiting Saddle Up! Tickets are $15 for adults, free for children under 10 years of age.

FREE CELEBRATE STATEHOOD DAY & THE TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM’S 85TH BIRTHDAY See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE LEIPER’S FORK LAWNCHAIR THEATRE: ENCANTO

615-477-6799 leipersforklawnchairtheater.com Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theatre features outdoor movies on select Saturday nights during the summer at Leiper’s Creek Gallery (4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin).

KIDS NIGHT OUT AT BOOST GYMNASTICS 615-352-8533 boostgymnastics.com

Drop the kids off at Boost Gymnasticss (11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville) from 6:30 - 10 p.m. Kids will enjoy flashlight tag, obstacle courses, games and more. Pizza is provided. Cost is $25, $20 per additional sibling.

LASER DAVID BOWIE adventuresci.org

Come out to Arrington Vineyards (6211 Patton Road, Arrington) for live jazz and bluegrass bands Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 - 8 p.m.

Enjoy the music of David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust, set to dazzling laser lights at Sudekum Planetarium in Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville) Saturdays in June from 6:15 – 7 p.m. Cost is $11 for non-members; $7 for members.

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NASHVILLE BALLET AT BELMONT

615-610-9500 myadventurepark.com

Zipline through glowing trees with music and more at The Adventure Park at Nashville (801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville) on Saturdays from 5 - 9 p.m. Cost is $42.

GHOSTS OF GALLATIN HAUNTED TOUR See Friday, June 3.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT LET IT SHINE

nashvilleballet.com

Join the ballet for their first performances at Belmont University’s performing arts center (922 Belmont Blvd., Nashville). Tickets start at $36.

FREE SIMPLY SMYRNA CELEBRATION

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Kick-off the summer “Smyrna-style” from 6 - 10 p.m. in the Depot District (101 Front Street, Smyrna) at this pedestrian-only event celebrating the arts with music, food and vendors.

lisgym.com

Drop your kids off at Let it Shine Gymnastics (1892 General Patton Dr., Franklin) from 6:30 - 10 p.m. and enjoy a night out! Program is for ages 3 - 12 (must be fully potty trained) and includes a pizza dinner. Cost is $20 per child with registration ($25 without).

SUN 5 LITTLE LEAPERS 615-987-0102 skyzone.com

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL See Thursday, June 2.

Ages 7 & younger can enjoy the trampoline park from 9 - 11 a.m. Fridays and Sundays at Sky Zone (1220 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro) Cost is $14.99.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO

BABY SHARK

See Thursday, June 2.

See Friday, June 3.

See Saturday, June 4.

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THINGS TO DO EARLY EXPLORERS 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Kids can enjoy exhibits, storytime and activities at Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville) from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. $18 for adults & $14 for youth; free for members.

TINKERING GARAGE See Thursday, June 2.

FREE DANCE PARTY WITH RACHEL SUMNER 615-880-3957

Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner will teach kids to dance the twist, a hula, the monkey and more at 10:30 a.m. at Edmondson Pike Library (5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville).

FREE MOVIE MONDAY 615-862-5854

In honor of what would be Judy Garland’s 100th birthday this June, The Wizard of Oz is showing in select Middle TN theaters on June 5 - 6. COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN 661-252-2440 gentlebarn.org/tennessee

Hug cows, give pigs tummy rubs, spend time with the turkeys and enjoy the Gentle Barn (9295 Christiana Fosterville Road, Christiana) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and younger.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY JUMP

urbanair.com/tennessee-nashville

THE WIZARD OF OZ: JUDY GARLAND’S 100 YEARS OVER THE RAINBOW fathomevents.com

Judy Garland would be celebrating her 100th birthday this June and to honor this special occasion, The Wizard of Oz is coming back to cinemas on June 5 - 6 at 7 p.m. Showings will be at AMC Thoroughbred 20 in Franklin, Regal Hollywood 27 in Nashville and Regal Opry Mills 20 in Nashville.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

Urban Air Adventure Park (4331 Old Hickory Blvd.) transforms into a calmer atmosphere for those with special needs and sensory issues on the first Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $8.

See Saturday, June 4.

FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI

FREE CROCKETT PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

plazamariachi.com

Enjoy live music, circus performances, and great deals on fresh produce, clothing, furniture and more at Plaza Mariachi (3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville) from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ANTHONY FIRSKER FOOTBALL CAMP

An NFL Football camp hosted by Anthony Firkser, former Tennessee Titan and current Atlanta Falcon at D1 Training (7115 South Springs Drive, Franklin) from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Cost is $70.

FREE VINTAGE BASE BALL

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball play “old-school”style baseball games at Bicentennial Capitol Mall at 1 p.m.

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

The LEGO League at Green Hills Library (3701 Benham Ave., Nashville) from 2 - 4:45 p.m. on Sundays is designed for families to play around.

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See Saturday, June 4.

NASHVILLE BALLET AT BELMONT

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

Come out to Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park (1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood) at 6 p.m., to hear “Monster of Yacht.“

Kids can enjoy a movie at Bellevue Library (720 Baugh Road, Nashville) at 1 p.m. or Southeast Branch Library (5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., #201, Antioch) at 3 p.m.

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST mboro-international-folkfest.org

See groups from various countries present traditional dance, music and costuming in various venues in Middle Tennessee. On June 6, see all groups perform at 7 p.m. at The Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: ENCANTO Bring your blankets for a movie under the stars! The movies show at Barfield Crescent Park (697 Veterans Pkwy.) on Mondays, Richard Siegel Park (515 Cherry Lane) on Thursdays, Patterson Park (521 Dr Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.) on Fridays and Fountains at Gateway (1500 Medical Center Pkwy.) on Saturdays. Show starts at dark.

DARIUS & FRIENDS ryman.com

See Thursday, June 2.

Darius Rucker returns to Ryman Auditorium for his 13th Annual Darius and Friends concert benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $50.

SUMMER TRIBUTE SERIES: THE BEACH BOYS

TUE 7

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO

615-786-0186 wcpactn.com

See “Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute” at 7 p.m. at Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park (112 Everbright Ave., Franklin). Tickets are $25 for adults, $22.50 for children/ seniors.

MON 6 THE WIZARD OF OZ: JUDY GARLAND’S 100 YEARS OVER THE RAINBOW

FREE BALLOON ART WITH SCOTT TRIP AT LINEBAUGH

Bring your kids out to Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) for special performances every Tuesday in June at 10 a.m. Performers include magician and balloon artist Scott Tripp on June 7, a bilingual storytime with Rachel Rodriguez on June 14, magician Bruce Amato on June 21 and Runaway Puppet Theater on June 28.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Wednesday, June 1.

See Sunday, June 5.

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FREE STORY TIME AND I SPY AT CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE 615-801-2606 mbnevills@murfreesborotn.gov

Come out to Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro) at 10 a.m. for a story time and then explore by completing an “I Spy” activity.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

615-862-5800 library.nashville.org/wishingchair

Live puppet shows at 10:30 a.m. The show runs 30 - 45 minutes and is for ages 0 - 6, but all are welcome. Church Street Park (600 Church St., Nashville) or in the Children’s Theater at Nashville Public Library (615 Church St., Nashville), weather permitting.

FREE NASHVILLE ZOO’S WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

615-880-3957 emily.lewis@nashville.gov

Learn about the different animal ambassadors at the Nashville Zoo at Edmondson Pike Library (5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville) at either 10:30 or 11:15 a.m. Educators will discuss their natural history, adaptations and more. Email to register. For ages 0 - 12.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET See Friday, June 3.

FREE INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST

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See traditional dance, music and costuming. On June 7, see the group perform at 10 a.m. at Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro and 7 p.m. at South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma.

MOVING WITH MUSIC STORYTIME WITH RACHEL RODRIGUEZ cheekwood.org

Come out to Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville) on the Arboretum Lawn at 10, 10:45 or 11:30 a.m. for a special storytime and songs with children’s entertainer Rachel Rodriguez! Included with general admission.

FREE SUPER SCIENCE AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Enjoy a live science show at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) at 1 p.m. Kids can see experiments and learn about a lightsaber, disappearing water, bubbling potions, smoking drinks and explosions!

FREE EAST NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET eastnashvillemarket.com

A community market every Tuesday from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the corner of 5th & Woodland in East Nashville. Park for free at the corner of 6th & Main St.

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK 615-862-5870

Happens at Richland Park Library (4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville) every Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


THINGS TO DO FREE THOMPSON’S STATION FARMERS MARKET

SUMMER DAYTIME SKATE

A mid-week market with fresh produce every Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m., through October at Homestead Manor (4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station).

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: WINNING WEDNESDAYS

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FREE 12 SOUTH FARMERS MARKET 12southfarmersmarket.com

A community market with live music and food trucks every Tuesday from 4 7 p.m. through October at Sevier Park (3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville).

FREE PRENDA CODE CLUB brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Grades 3 - 5 are invited to create Minecraft worlds, build websites and control robots at this coding club from 4:30 - 5 p.m. in Brentwood Library’s Learning Lab (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood). Registration required.

MAY WE ALL

Get your country music and theater itches scratched at the same time with this new musical at TPAC’s Polk Theater, Tuesdays - Sundays, June 7 through July 2. Artists featured in the production include Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton and many others. Tickets start at $30.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: TAIL WAGGIN’ TUESDAYS

615-690-4487 tickets@nashvillesounds.com

Swing on over to First Horizon Park (9 Jackson St., Nashville) to see Nashville’s minor-league baseball team. On Tail Waggin’ Tuesdays, dogs are allowed entry at the ballpark to watch Sounds baseball with their owners.

See Wednesday, June 1.

615-690-4487 tickets@nashvillesounds.com

Swing on over to First Horizon Park (9 Jackson St., Nashville) to see Nashville’s minor-league baseball team. On Winning Wednesdays, the first 1,000 fans receive a scratch-off card with a guaranteed prize. Also, if the Sounds win, fans get to run the bases!

FREE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY COMMUNITY CONCERTS This community concert will include classical and popular favorites, along with prize giveaways and more. This performance happens at 7:30 p.m. at Key Park (208 Church Street, Lafayette).

MAY WE ALL

FREE OLD FASHIONED TOYS: PLAY TIME AT CANNONSBURGH 615-801-2606 mbnevills@murfreesborotn.gov

Enjoy a time of free play with no batteries required for your toys at Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro) at 10 a.m. Old-fashioned toys will be available under the shade trees. Reservations suggested. For ages 12 and under.

FREE INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST mboro-international-folkfest.org

See groups from various countries present traditional dance, music and costuming. Today, see a Puerto Rican group perform at 10 a.m. at Smyrna Library. All groups perform at 6 p.m. at Bell Buckle Banquet Hall.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET See Thursday, June 2.

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

See Tuesday, June 7.

ABBA THE CONCERT

nashvillesymphony.org

Join the world’s top ABBA tribute band at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Place, Nashville) as they perform some of the most iconic dance songs ever written. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $40.

THU 9 JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 1.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

1-800-CMA-FEST cmafest.com

Happening June 9 - 12 in Downtown Nashville, the ultimate celebration of country music features free concerts and activities each day at the Riverfront, behind Ascend Amphitheater, at Bridgestone Plaza and Walk of Fame Park. The shows at Nissan Stadium and at Ascend Amphitheater each night are ticketed. Taking the nightly Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville) stage this year are superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Lady A, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and more. Tickets start at $81.85.

See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE BALLOONS OF PURE AWESOMENESS brentwood-tn.libcal.com

A special comedy magic show at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) from 1 - 2 p.m. by balloon artist Anthony Lena.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES See Thursday, June 2.

FREE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CARS CRUISE-IN See Thursday, June 2.

FREE RYMAN BLOCK PARTY ryman.com/tag/pnc-plaza

Celebrate CMA Fest with music, giveaways and food trucks on PNC Plaza’s outdoor stage at the Ryman (116 5th Ave. N, Nashville) from 1 - 6 p.m.

FREE NASHVILLE MOVIES IN THE PARK: THE PRINCESS DIARIES See Thursday, June 2.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Swing on over to First Horizon Park (9 Jackson St., Nashville) to see Nashville’s minor-league baseball team. On Throwback Thursdays, The Sounds wear their 1978 uniforms to commemorate the team’s original uniform style.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: ENCANTO See Monday, June 6.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, June 2.

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FREE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY COMMUNITY CONCERT nashvillesymphony.org

A community concert at Southeast Community Center Park (5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch) adjacent to Ford Ice Center at 7 p.m.

WED 8 JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 1.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS AT CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE See Wednesday, June 1.

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE PRESS PLAY AT CHURCH STREET PARK: RACHEL SUMNER See Wednesday, June 1.

WILD THINGS AT THE WILDERNESS STATION See Wednesday, June 1.

CMA Fest, the Country Music Association’s annual four-day music festival in downtown Nashville, returns Thursday, June 9 through Sunday June 12. Put on your best boots for live performances, meet & greets and more.

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You never outgrow your need for speed.

Real Racing–Real Fast–Real Fun!

Exhibit opens May 27th Reserve your tickets today

Produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. ©2022 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

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THINGS TO DO FREE MUSICIAN’S CORNER: NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

Listen to classical and popular favorites peformed by the Nashville Symphony at Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave, Nashville) at 7:30 p.m., as part of Musican’s Corner & Kidsville.

FREE ALL ACCESS NIGHT AT DISCOVERY CENTER

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS boroarts.org/2021-22-season

Performances are June 10 – 26 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Center For the Arts (110 W College St., Murfreesboro). Adults are $18; children are $14.

explorethedc.org

FREE FRANKLIN MOVIES IN THE PARK: BRAVE

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO

Bring a chair or blanket and come to Pinkerton Park (405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin) for an outdoor movie starting at 8 p.m. (or sunset). Food trucks will be available.

A time for special-needs families to enjoy the exhibits at the Discovery Center (502 Southeast Broad St., Murfreesboro) in a sensory-friendly environment from 5 - 7 p.m. See Thursday, June 2.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL See Thursday, June 2.

MAY WE ALL

See Tuesday, June 7.

FRI 10 FREE THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

Brand new puppets built and performed by Wishing Chair Productions move to an energetic bluegrass score. Performances are at 11:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 10 - 18 at Nashville Public Library (615 Church St., Nashville) Running time is 35 minutes. Recommended for ages 3 - 10, but all are welcome.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 1.

TINKERING GARAGE See Thursday, June 2.

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS See Friday, June 3.

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: FOX17 (FIREWORK) FRIDAYS 615-690-4487 tickets@nashvillesounds.com

Swing on over to First Horizon Park (9 Jackson St., Nashville) to see Nashville’s minor-league baseball team. On select Fridays, you can watch the Nashville sky light up with a postgame FOX17 Friday Night Fireworks show.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: ENCANTO

See Saturday, June 4.

FREE MERMAID PAINTING CLASS IN NOLENSVILLE 615-776-5490 wcpltn.org

Come out to Nolensville Library (915 Oldham Dr., Nolensville) from 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m. for a special painting class with Cora Green where kids can paint a mermaid. Preregistration is required. Call or visit the Nolensville branch to sign up.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK: THE WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE library.nashville.org

Live performances, hand puppets, music and marionettes at 10:30 a.m. at Old Hickory Library (1010 Jones St., Old Hickory).

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FREE YOUTH FISHING RODEO IN SPRINGFIELD

See groups from various countries present traditional dance, music and costuming. Today, see all groups perform at 6 p.m. at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.

FREE MURFREESBORO SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET

See Friday, June 10.

Come out to Owl’s Hill (545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood) at 7 p.m. and enjoy the sights and sounds of day turning to night. Listen for owls, coyotes and night-singing insects. In addition, meet non-releasable owl ambassadors and learn about the adaptations that help nocturnal animals survive. Cost is $15, registration required.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

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Celebrate summer reading from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Madison Community Center (550 N Dupont Ave., Nashville). Bring your own blanket and snacks and they’ll provide the entertainment. Special guests include Mr. Bond’s Science Guys, Rachel Rodriguez, the balloon art of Scott Tripp and more.

FREE THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

owlshill.org/owl-prowl

See Saturday, June 4.

FREE INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST

FREE NASHVILLE SUMMER READING FESTIVAL

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OWL PROWL

See Friday, June 3.

See Friday, June 3.

615-452-7070 historiccastaliansprings.org

See Monday, June 6.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER & KIDSVILLE

Explore all types of vehicles, equipment and meet the people who operate them from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (115 Floyd Mayfield Dr., La Vergne). The City provides free hotdogs, chips and waters for its 50th Anniversary.

Experience a mini-field trip at Historic Wynnewood (210 Old Highway 25, Castalian Springs, TN 37031) at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Reservations are required and cost is $6 for ages 5 and older.

FREE HIP DONELSON FARMERS MARKET

See Thursday, June 2.

Get out in nature at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s 64-acre Glen Leven Farm (4000 Franklin Pike, Nashville) from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The Nature Trail is recommended for ages 6 and older.

615-244-5263 landtrusttn.org/glen-leven-farm

SATURDAYS ON THE PORCH AT WYNNEWOOD

FREE TN FREE FISHING DAY!

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

FREE TOUCH-A-TRUCK & 50TH ANNIVERSARY PICNIC

615-794-2103 parksinfo@franklintn.gov

See Thursday, June 9.

See Friday, June 3.

FREE NATURE HIKES AT GLEN LEVEN FARM

springfieldtn.gov

A fishing rodeo for children 14 years of age and younger from 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. at J. Travis Price Park (4155 Wilkes Road, Springfield). Participants must bring all fishing gear and bait – (no artificial lures allowed). Don’t forget your bucket or stringer. Must register.

FREE KIDS FISHING DERBY AT LOCK 4 PARK gallatintn.gov

Kids (ages 5 - 16) may participate in a fishing derby from 8 - 11 a.m. at Lock 4 Park (1598 Lock 4 Road, Gallatin). Deadline for sign-ups is June 8. There will be food trucks, vendors and other fun activities for the whole family.

On Saturday, June 11, lots of Middle Tennessee fishin’ holes invite youngsters to cast a line free of charge for Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day.

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THINGS TO DO SPECIAL!

7 Fun Ideas for Father’s Day Looking for some things to do on Father’s Day weekend to make it extra special? We’ve rounded up some events both adults and kids can enjoy. 1. Build something together

5. Check out some cool cars

TINKERING GARAGE

MICROCAR RIDES FOR KIDS

Adventure Science Cetner

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

FATHER’S DAY BIRDHOUSES & BREWS Little Art House

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

LOWES BUILD & GROW WORKSHOP Various Lowes

See June 18 on page 44 or June 25 on page 48.

Nashville Superspeedway

NASHVILLE SOCCER CLUB

VINTAGE BASE BALL GAMES

NASHVILLE SOUNDS

See Sunday, June 19 on page 45.

See Sunday, June 19 on page 45.

See June 21 through 26 on pages 47 - 49.

Various venues

First Horizon Park

Glen Leven Farm

See Saturday, June 11 on page 37.

See June 24 through 26 on pages 48 - 49.

Cumberland Park

EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST

FAMILY FIREFLY HIKES

See Sunday, June 19 on page 45.

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

See Friday, June 17 on page 44.

SUMMER SONGWRITER SERIES

Warner Park Nature Center

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

Rock Castle

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

4. Feed him well FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS

RC COLAMOONPIE FEST

See Friday, June 17 on page 43.

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

Arrington Vineyard

Bell Buckle, TN

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

FLEX FOR A CAUSE CAR SHOW

Fiddler’s Grove

See Saturday, June 25 on page 48.

Gallatin Civic Center See Thursday, June 16 on page 43.

MONSTER JAM Nissan Stadium

See Saturday, June 25 on page 48 or read more on page 40.

CROCKETT PARK CONCERT SERIES Eddy Arnold Amphitheater

See Sunday, June 19 on page 48.

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY

Ascend Amphitheater See Sunday, June 19 on page 45.

FULL MOON PICKIN’ PARTY

MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Friday, June 17 on page 44.

See Sunday, June 19 on page 48.

Percy Warner Park

Arrington Vineyard

TACO & MARGARITA FESTIVAL

7. See a movie under the stars

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

NASHVILLE MOVIES IN THE PARK

MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

FRANKLIN MOVIES IN THE PARK

See Thursday, June 16 on page 43.

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

See Friday, June 17 on page 44.

Nissan Stadium

Elmington Park

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ANTIQUE CLASSIC CARS CRUISE-IN

6. Enjoy an outdoor concert JAZZ ON THE CUMBERLAND

3. Take him on a hike NATURE HIKES

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

NASCAR CUP SERIES

2. Go to a sports game GEODIS Park

Lane Motor Museum

EXPOSITION OF ELEGANCE: CLASSIC CARS

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Various parks

Pinkerton Park


MORE EVENTS NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO Nashville Zoo

See June 16 - 19 on page 43 - 45.

SUN DROP FEST Dowtown Pulaski

See Saturday, June 11 on page 40.

FATHER - DAUGHTER TEA PARTY

BIG BAND DANCES

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

Linebaugh Library

GLOW IN THE PARK

The Adventure Park at Nashville See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

Centennial PArk

BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CONCERT

Schermerhorn Symhpny Center See June 17 - 19 on page 43 - 45.

NASHVILLE PREDS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

LASER DAVID BOWIE

See Saturday, June 25 on page 48.

See Saturday, June 18 on page 44.

Bridgestone Arena

Adventure Science Center

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THINGS TO DO FREE PICKIN’ IN THE PARK wmattmeyer@gmail.com

Hear live music and dance the night away at Sarah Benson Park (1513 Thompson’s Station Road W, Thompson’s Station) 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

FREE BIG BAND DANCES See Saturday, June 4.

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL See Thursday, June 9.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, June 4.

LASER DAVID BOWIE See Saturday, June 4.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

Bari Musawwir drives the monster truck called “Zombie,” a Monster Jam fan-favorite.

This Dad Drives a Monster Truck

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ari Musawwir remembers the exact moment when his love affair with monster trucks began. At 6 year old, his mom took him to a Monster Jam show at the Pontiac Silver Dome in Detroit. “I just kind of fell in love the first time I saw it,” Musawwir says. Since then, a lot has happened for the Cleveland native. After he caught the eye of a Monster Jam executive while racing a remotecontrolled truck at an event in 2006, he was asked a question he’d been waiting for his entire life: “Would you like to try driving a monster truck?” “I’d driven a million times in my mind, but when you have to actually get behind the wheel, it’s a totally different feeling — it’s indescribable,” Musawwir says.

FREE SUN DROP FEST

Music, food and vendors from 1 11:45 p.m. in downtown Pulaski, TN. The fest includes a variety of activities for all ages exploring local music and arts, history and culture. Pulaski is the home of Sundrop Bottling which makes the Southern soda Sundrop.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

countrymusichalloffame.org

Budding musicians can get a chance to try new and familiar instruments. Participants will bow a fiddle, pluck a banjo and strum a ukulele from 1 - 3 p.m. at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Included with admission.

BABY SHARK

See Saturday, June 4.

“You’re controlling something that weighs 12,000 pounds.” Four years later, he got the call to drive professionally. “I’ve been in it now for 11 seasons and still living the dream,” he says. But what’s home life like for a professional monster truck driver? According to Musawwir, a team of technicians maintain the trucks on the road, which allows the drivers to fly home and be with their families during the week. “One of the perks is traveling, but it’s great to be able to do that and not be away from my family for weeks at a time,” he says. Musawwir lives with his wife and 8-year-old son. His stepdaughter has her own apartment. “My son just lives and breathes Monster Jam,” he says. “He’s

PUPS & PINTS

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Bring canine companions to oneC1TY (8 City Blvd., Nashville) from 2 - 6 p.m. for an afternoon of dog-centric activities and local pet vendors, food trucks and pup-tastic activities for all. Furry friends can cheese it up in the pet photo booth, sample treats and cut loose in the off-leash mini dog park.

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER & KIDSVILLE See Friday, June 3.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Friday, June 3.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST AT WPNC See Saturday, June 4.

already told me he wants to be a monster truck driver, so he’s definitely a chip off the old block as far as following my footsteps.” Thankfully, his family doesn’t have to worry about the high-flying stunts he does, because he says it’s safer than you may think. “Each seat in each truck is tailor made to your body measurement and you’re strapped in with a seven-point safety harness,” he explains, “so I feel almost invincible when I’m in my truck.“ Monster Jam is at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 25. Tickets start at $20. Meet Bari and “Zombie” (and other drivers and trucks) at the outdoor Monster Jam Pit Party experience prior to the event. Tickets are $20. For more info visit monsterjam.com.

FREE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY COMMUNITY CONCERT nashvillesymphony.org

Listen to classical and popular favorites by the Nashville Symphony at 5:30 p.m. at Cumberland University (1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon).

CORNELIA FORT PICKIN’ PARTY

hello@goodneighborfestivals.com corneliafortpickinparty.org Enjoy stage performances by local artists, craft beer, family activities, food vendors and community pickin’ at Cornelia Fort Airpark in East Nashville (2640 Airpark Drive, Nashville). The fun starts at 5:30 each night and artists take the stage at 7:05 p.m. Musicians are encouraged to bring banjos, fiddles, guitars, dobros and mandolins for group pickin’ sessions.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL See Thursday, June 2.

NASHVILLE SC HOME GAMES NashvilleSC.com

Cheer on the Boys in Gold as they take on San Jose at the brand new GEODIS Park (501 Benton Ave., Nashville) at 5 p.m.

NERF WARS AT MPACT SPORTS mpactsports.com/nerfwars.

Come out for a “Nerf War” at Mpact Sports (121 Seaboard Lane, Suite 1, Franklin) twice a month from 6:30 8:30 p.m. Price is $10. Bring your Nerf gun (extras available to purchase) and protective eyewear/ goggles.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: HIT CITY SATURDAYS 615-690-4487

Swing over to First Horizon Park (9 Jackson St., Nashville) to see Nashville’s minor-league baseball team. On Hit City Saturdays, the ballpark livens up with entertainment options like Third and Home and The Band Box.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: ENCANTO See Monday, June 6.

SONGS AND STORIES AT HISTORIC STONEWALL

Bring your chairs to Historic Stonewall (332 E Main St., Gallatin) to hear live music on the lawn. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Bands begin from 7 - 7:30 p.m. and headliners will be on stage from 8 - 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $10.

SUN 12 LITTLE LEAPERS

See Sunday, June 5.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN See Sunday, June 5.

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THINGS TO DO EMBELLISHED INSTRUMENTS countrymusichalloffame.org

Kids can personalize paper instruments inspired by those on display in the galleries at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203) from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL See Thursday, June 9.

TINKERING GARAGE See Thursday, June 2.

BABY SHARK

See Saturday, June 4.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: FAMILY FUN SUNDAY

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Swing over to First Horizon Park (9 Jackson St., Nashville) to see our minor-league baseball team. On Family Fun days, enjoy children-focused giveaways and postgame Kids Run the Bases. Game starts at 2:05 p.m.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL See Thursday, June 2.

615-782-4040 tpac.org

MAY WE ALL

See Tuesday, June 7.

SUMMER TRIBUTE SERIES: THE ALLMAN BROTHERS 615-786-0186 wcpactn.com

See “End of the Line: Allman Brothers Tribute” at 7 p.m. at Williamson County Performing Arts Center (112 Everbright Ave., Franklin). Tickets are $25 for adults, $22.50 for children/seniors.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

MON 13 EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, June 6.

See Thursday, June 2.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

FREE EASY WHALE ORIGAMI AT NOLENSVILLE LIBRARY

FREE CROCKETT PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

Come out to Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park (1500 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood) to hear the Brentwood Academy Singers at 6 p.m. and the Nashville Symphony at 7 p.m.

TUE 14 FREE BILINGUAL STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

FREE KITTEN READING CLUB

TINKERING GARAGE FREE MOVIE MONDAY

See Saturday, June 4.

The Game Grumps (Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan) return to the stage with a brand new show that pits the audience against each other in a series of hilarious games — all to find out who really is the best gamer! Show starts at 8 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium (301 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville). Tickets start at $39.50.

Bring your kids out to Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) for a bilingual storytime with Rachel Rodriguez at 10 a.m.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

GAME GRUMPS LIVE: TOURNAMENT OF GAMERS

See Monday, June 6.

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Come out to Nolensville Library (915 Oldham Dr., Nolensville) from 10 11:30 a.m. for an easy, come-and-go craft making origami whales.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: GHOSTBUSTERS See Monday, June 6.

Kids can come to Metro Animal Care and Control (5125 Harding Place, Nashville) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and read to adoptable cats and complete a reading log over the summer to earn rewards.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS See Tuesday, June 7.

FREE STORY TIME AND COLORING AT CANNONSBURGH 615-801-2606 mbnevills@murfreesborotn.gov

Sit for a story time and spend some time under the trees coloring pictures at Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro) at 10 a.m.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET See Friday, June 3.

FREE 12 SOUTH FARMERS MARKET See Tuesday, June 7.

FREE EAST NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET See Tuesday, June 7.

FREE THOMPSON’S STATION FARMERS MARKET See Tuesday, June 7.

FREE STEVE PENNINGTON AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Steve Pennington combines comedy, magic, music, puppetry and whatever else he can think of to entertain children at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) at 1 p.m.

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH See Wednesday, June 1.

TINKERING GARAGE See Thursday, June 2.

Family Firefly Hikes at Owl’s Hill in Brentwood are Friday, June 17 and introduce young explorers to the wonders of the natural world after dark.

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FREE YOGA IN THE PARK See Tuesday, June 7.

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MAY WE ALL

See Tuesday, June 7.

WED 15 JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 1.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS AT CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK: THE WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE library.nashville.org

This interactive show features live performances, hand puppets, music and marionettes at 10:30 a.m. at Donelson Library (2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville).

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE PRESS PLAY AT CHURCH STREET PARK: GLOBAL EDUCATION See Wednesday, June 1.

WILD THINGS AT THE WILDERNESS STATION See Wednesday, June 1.

SUMMER DAYTIME SKATE See Wednesday, June 1.

WHAT TO DO WEDNESDAYS AT MY GYM BRENTWOOD See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE MADISON KNIGHTS CHESS CLUB 615-862-5868 library.nashville.org

Learn about chess on the third Wednesday of each month from 6 7:30 p.m. at the Madison Library (610 Gallatin Pike S, Madison). Sharpen your skills and get enjoy competition in a fun, informal atmosphere.

THU 16 SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR! 615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

Enjoy blooming fields of more than 60,000 sunflowers in 10 varieties at Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, June 16 to July 16 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cut flowers to take home.

FREE MR. BOND AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Enjoy the best mad scientist around at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) at 1 p.m. You might witness a tornado simulation, sound FX, optical illusions and explosions!


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FREE READING PAWS OLD HICKORY 615-862-5869

Join a trained reading dog with Reading Paws between 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. for a reading session at Old Hickory Branch Library (1010 Jones Street, Old Hickory). Call to reserve your spot.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES See Thursday, June 2.

FREE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CARS CRUISE-IN See Thursday, June 2.

FREE 3RD THURSDAY ON MAIN CONCERT IN GALLATIN 615-452-5692 DowntownGallatin.com

Live music on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This show features “The WannaBeatles.”

FREE MUSIC ON MAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Live music outside Goodlettsville City Hall (105 North Main Street, Goodlettsville) on select Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings in June, July and August. This show features “B3 Band.”

FREE NASHVILLE MOVIES IN THE PARK: BLACK WIDOW See Thursday, June 2.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: GHOSTBUSTERS See Monday, June 6.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL See Thursday, June 2.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, June 2.

BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL bonnaroo.com

A four-day, multi-stage camping festival on a 700-acre farm in Manchester brings together the best performers in rock and roll, jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica, and just about any contemporary music you can think of.

FRI 17 #NOFILTER GIRLS SUMMIT 615-672-3937 whitehousechamber.org

Rising 5th through 9th grade girls will participate in workshops covering health, wellness, self-defense, creativity, social media safety and self-esteem at HB Williams Elementary School (115 S Palmers Chapel Road, White House) from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The registration fee is $20.

Power up your DeLorean Time Machine and experience the thrill of Back to the Future like never before — on a big hi-def screen with the Nashville Symphony performing the musical score live June 17 - 19. FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

SAT 18

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR!

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER & KIDSVILLE

FREE FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET

See Friday, June 3.

See Saturday, June 4.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

FREE HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET

See Friday, June 3.

See Thursday, June 16.

FREE HIP DONELSON FARMERS MARKET See Friday, June 3.

See Thursday, June 2.

TINKERING GARAGE

MAY WE ALL

FREE THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CONCERT WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

FAMILY FIREFLY HIKES AT OWL’S HILL

The performance at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (One Symphony Place, Nashville) is a presentation of the complete film Back to the Future with a live performance of the film’s entire score by the Nashville Symphony at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40.

See Thursday, June 2.

See Tuesday, June 7.

See Friday, June 10.

615-370-4672 owlshill.org/family-firefly-hikes

Meet owl ambassadors, listen for night sounds and keep an eye out for nocturnal creatures during a kid-friendly hike through the meadow and orchard at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary (545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood) from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per adults/child pair, $15 additional adult, $10 additional child. Registration required.

BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL See Thursday, June 16.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

FREE FRANKLIN MOVIES IN THE PARK: STUART LITTLE See Friday, June 10.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: GHOSTBUSTERS See Monday, June 6.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

See Saturday, June 4.

FREE NOLENSVILLE FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, June 4.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST AT WPNC See Saturday, June 4.

DROP-IN KIDS ART CLASSES See Saturday, June 4.

FREE MURFREESBORO SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, June 4.

FULL MOON PICKIN’ PARTY

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR!

The unique, bluegrass music series allows families, friends and dog lovers to hear local musicians play under the full moon from 6 - 10 p.m. at Percy Warner Park’s Steeplechase Infield (2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville). Adults are $25, youth ages 7 - 17 are $10, children 6 and younger are free. Must register online. Craft beers & food trucks.

FREE THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

615-862-8555 warnerparks.org

FREE SPRINGFIELD MOVIES: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING springfieldtn.gov

Enjoy family-friendly movies at Robertson County Fairgrounds (4635 US-41, Springfield) on the third Friday of each month through September. Movies start at sunset.

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See Thursday, June 16.

See Friday, June 10.

BABY SHARK

See Saturday, June 4.

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER & KIDSVILLE See Friday, June 3.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

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THINGS TO DO FREE HENDERSONVILLE MAIN STREET PORCH FEST

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Live music, food and shopping vendors from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Hazel Path Mansion (105 Hazel Path, Hendersonville). Headlining at 5 p.m. this year is The Mark Anthony Ensemble.

FREE LOWES BUILD & GROW WORKSHOP

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Build a special hand-made gift for Father’s Day — a miniature Putting Green Kit — in the Kids Workshop from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at various Lowes locations in Middle Tennessee. Included are Nashville, Smyrna, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville.

MICROCAR RIDES FOR KIDS lanemotormuseum.org

Tiny cars are huge fun! Kids ages 3 - 12 can ride in one of the microcars at Lane Motor Museum in Nashville on Saturday, June 18. EXPOSITION OF ELEGANCE: CLASSIC CARS AT CHEEKWOOD 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Enjoy a barbershop quartet, drinks and tasty fare from local food trucks while seeing elegant cars from a bygone era at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville). $10 for adult members, $7 for youth members, $22 for adults, $14 for youth, ages 2 & under get in free.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Friday, June 3.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, June 4.

BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL See Thursday, June 16.

FREE BIG BAND DANCES See Saturday, June 4.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, June 4.

LASER DAVID BOWIE See Saturday, June 4.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL See Thursday, June 2.

BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CONCERT WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY See Friday, June 17.

BROOKS & DUNN

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See the Brooks & Dunn “2022 REBOOT Tour” with Darius Rucker and Tyler Braden at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $47.

FREE FATHER-DAUGHTER TEA PARTY AT LINEBAUGH 615-893-4131 x114 rclstn.org

FATHER’S DAY BIRDHOUSES & BREWS AT LITTLE ART HOUSE 615-933-9644 Littlearthousenashville.com

Paint locally made birdhouses with Little Art House at the Getalong (The Getalong (700A Fatherland Ave., Nashville) for Father’s Day this year. Materials and assistance are provided for kids to decorate a dream birdhouse. Classes happen from 2:30 - 3:15 (for ages 4 - 10 yrs), 3:30 - 4 and 4:30 - 5 p.m. (for ages 1 - 4 yrs). Cost is $45 for 45 minutes, $40 for 30 minutes.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: GHOSTBUSTERS See Monday, June 6.

Hear live music and dance the night away at Harvey Park (4001 Miles Johnson Parkway, Spring Hill) from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK: THE WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE library.nashville.org

Live performances, hand puppets, music and marionettes at 10:20 a.m. at Bordeaux Library (4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville).

FREE RC COLA-MOONPIE FEST bellbucklechamber.com

This wacky, fun-for-the-whole-family event celebrates the South’s original fast food — RC Cola and a fresh MoonPie. Wander into downtown Bell Buckle to find plenty of music, cloggers, weird-but-fun contests, MoonPie games and a colorful parade to name a few of the many things that occur throughout the day.

FREE STORYTIME WITH JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE OF GALLATIN 615-451-3319

FREE LEIPER’S FORK LAWNCHAIR THEATRE: SING 2 615-477-6799 leipersforklawnchairtheater.com Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theatre features outdoor movies on select Saturday Nights during the summer at Leiper’s Creek Gallery (4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin).

See Saturday, June 4.

FREE PICKIN’ IN THE PARK wmattmeyer@gmail.com

Dads can bring their daughter(s) to Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) for a father-daughter tea party from 10 a.m. - noon. This year’s theme is mermaids and features storytime with Ariel. Call or go online to register.

PARENT NIGHT OUT AT LET IT SHINE

Kids ages 3 - 12 can enjoy microcar rides from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Lane Motor Museum (702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville). For this kids-only event, staff will be giving rides around the back parking lot in the museum’s 1978 SEAB Flipper, 1956 Heinkel and 2013 Peel Trident. The event is free with museum admission ($8).

Join the Junior Service League of Gallatin for Storytime on the third Saturday of every month at Gallatin Public Library (123 E. Main St., Gallatin). Reading starts at 11 a.m.

SUMMER SONGWRITER SERIES AT ROCK CASTLE 615- 824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

Come out to Rock Castle (39 Rockcastle Lane, Hendersonville) for food trucks, inflatables, yard games and music from Nashville’s brightest rising stars from 5 - 9:15 p.m. Adults are $10 and children are free.

TACO & MARGARITA FESTIVAL nissanstadium.com

The family-friendly event will feature tacos and treats prepared by Legends Hospitality, live performances across four stages and an array of more than 40 local vendors from 12 - 6 p.m. at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville). Standard tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door.

SUN 19 HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! LITTLE LEAPERS

See Sunday, June 5.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN See Sunday, June 5.

CREATIVE ZONE: HIP HATS countrymusichalloffame.org

Using hats on view throughout the museum as inspiration, aspiring young designers can make and decorate their own paper hats from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Included with admission; free for members and kids 5 and under.

FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Sunday, June 5.

TINKERING GARAGE See Thursday, June 2.

BABY SHARK

See Saturday, June 4.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, June 4.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL See Thursday, June 2.

BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CONCERT WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY See Friday, June 17.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

FREE CROCKETT PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

Hear the Bicho Brothers at 6 p.m. at Crockett Park’s amphitheater (1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood).

CHEER LIVE

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A first-of-its-kind live performance coming to Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) features athletes from the Emmy Award-winning Netflix docuseries, Cheer. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $29.95.

EXPOSITION OF ELEGANCE: CLASSIC CARS AT CHEEKWOOD See Saturday, June 18.

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THINGS TO DO FREE JAZZ ON THE CUMBERLAND: FATHER’S DAY EDITION 615-731-900 victorchatman.com

Enjoy the best local and national jazz artists from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Cumberland Park (592 S. First St., Nashville). with food trucks, concessions, vendors and a “Kid’s Fun Play Zone.”

NASHVILLE SC HOME GAMES NashvilleSC.com

Cheer on the Boys in Gold as they take on Sporting KC at the new GEODIS Park (501 Benton Avenue, Nashville) at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $22.

SUMMER TRIBUTE SERIES: THE ALLMAN BROTHERS 615-786-0186 wcpactn.com

See “Sweet Baby James: James Taylor Tribute” at 7 p.m. at Williamson County Performing Arts Center (112 Everbright Ave., Franklin). Tickets are $25 for adults, $22.50 for children/seniors.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

FREE VINTAGE BASE BALL

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The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball play “old-school”style baseball games at Bicentennial Capitol Mall at 1 p.m., Oaklands Mansion at 12 p.m. and Ripavilla at 1 p.m.

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY firstbankamphitheater.com

See Willie Nelson at FirstBank Amphitheater (4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $39.50.

MON 20 EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, June 6.

FREE MOVIE MONDAY See Monday, June 6.

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH See Wednesday, June 1.

TINKERING GARAGE See Thursday, June 2.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: SING 2

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: TAIL WAGGIN’ TUESDAYS

See Tuesday, June 7.

FREE PETTING ZOO AT LEBANON LIBRARY 615-444-0632

Bring your kids of all ages to LebanonWilson County Public Library (108 S Hatton Ave., Lebanon) to enjoy a petting zoo from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. There will be animals for children and families to come feed and pet.

MAY WE ALL

See Tuesday, June 7.

FREE BRUCE AMATO MAGIC SHOWS AT THE LIBRARY

Jazz on the Cumberland, a monthly concert series on select Sundays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Cumberland Park in Nashville. This is a free, family-friendly event.

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SUMMER DAYTIME SKATE

Bring your kids ages 6 and older to Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) at 10 a.m. or Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) at 1 p.m. for a magic show consisting of comedy and audience participation with a focus on the importance of reading.

FREE STORY TIME AND SCAVENGER HUNT IN CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE

615-801-2606 mbnevills@murfreesborotn.gov

Come sit for a story time and then complete a scavenger hunt at Cannonsburgh Village (312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro) at 10 a.m. It will take you to each of the buildings and around the village in search of answers to the questions.

TRAIN

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TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS See Tuesday, June 7.

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK See Tuesday, June 7.

WILD THINGS AT THE WILDERNESS STATION See Wednesday, June 1.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: WINNING WEDNESDAYS See Wednesday, June 8.

MAY WE ALL

See Tuesday, June 7.

THU 23

See Wednesday, June 1.

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Bring your lawn chairs for this familyfriendly concert series featuring “Spilt Milk Band” at the Fran Hutson Amphitheater (105 College St., White House) starting at 6:30 p.m.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO

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Grab a pitchfork (or a guitar) and climb aboard the tractor for this musical performance for kids ages 2 to 8 at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) at 1 p.m.

FREE KIDS FLAVOR LAB

FREE PRESS PLAY AT CHURCH STREET PARK: FAMILY YOGA

FREE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS CONCERT SERIES

FREE FARMER JASON AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

WED 22

See Wednesday, June 1.

Live Music outside Goodlettsville City Hall (105 North Main Street, Goodlettsville) on select Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings in June, July and August. This show features “B3 Band.”

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: SING 2

FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

FREE BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS AT CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE

FREE MUSIC ON MAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

See Thursday, June 16.

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR!

See the band TRAIN’s “AM Gold Tour” featuring Jewel, Blues Traveler and Will Anderson at Ascend Amphitheater (310 1st Avenue South, Nashville). Show starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets start at $40.50.

See Monday, June 6.

TUE 21

See Wednesday, June 1.

See Thursday, June 2.

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Join Nashville Public Library Bordeaux Branch (4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville) for fun and food literacy from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Participants will create a “no-bake fruit pizza.” For ages 6 - 12. Registration recommended.

FREE NASHVILLE MOVIES IN THE PARK: ENCANTO See Thursday, June 2.

See Monday, June 6.

See Thursday, June 2.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, June 2.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: THROWBACK THURSDAYS See Thursday, June 9.

FRI 24 FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS See Friday, June 3.

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR! See Thursday, June 16.

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THINGS TO DO BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Friday, June 3.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE WATERFEST goodlettsville.gov

A dance party, waterslide, prizes and more from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Moss-Wright Park (745 Caldwell Dr., Goodlettsville). ations

FREE FRANKLIN MOVIES IN THE PARK: MONSTERS, INC. See Friday, June 10.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: SING 2 See Monday, June 6.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER See Friday, June 3.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Bravo Creative Arts Center presents a cast of 46 teens (with a 26-member children’s choir) from 30 area schools to deliver a story of family and forgiveness. Three performances at Father Ryan Center for Arts (700 Norwood Drive, Nashville) June 24 - 25 at 7 p.m. and June 26 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $14.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: FOX17 (FIREWORK) FRIDAYS See Friday, June 10.

NASCAR RACKLEY ROOFING 200 TRUCK SERIES RACE nashvillesuperspeedway.com

Nashville Superspeedway (4847-F McCrary Road, Lebanon) hosts the race starting at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35. This race joins the the Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on June 25 and the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on June 26 in completing the tripleheader race weekend.

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET STORYTIME: CINDERELLA 615-862-5873

Join a Nashville Ballet teacher to hear the story of Cinderella’s magical night at the Thompson Lane Library (380 Thompson Lane, Nashville) at 11 a.m.

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FREE “FLEX FOR A CAUSE” CAR SHOW 615-443-2626

A car and truck show with a Kidzone featuring bounce houses, a balloon guy and other activities at Fiddler’s Grove (945 East Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon). Enjoy food vendors, music and prizes from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

GEOCACHING AT OWL’S HILL owlshill.org/geocache-day

Come out to Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary (545 Beech Creek Road S, Brentwood) from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for a modern-day treasure hunt with geocaching. Cost is $10 per person or $36 for a group of four.

FREE KITTEN READING CLUB See Tuesday, June 14.

FREE LEIPER’S FORK LAWNCHAIR THEATRE: CLIFFORD “THE BIG RED DOG” See Saturday, June 18.

MAKE CORN HUSK DOLLS countrymusichalloffame.org

Learn how to soak, braid, twist and tie cornhusks to make dolls from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 5th Avenue South, Nashville).

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR!

See Friday, June 3.

FREE NATIVE BEE FARMING

Learn all about bees at Hermitage Library (3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage) from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: HIT CITY SATURDAYS See Saturday, June 11.

FREE BIG BAND DANCES See Saturday, June 4.

NERF WARS AT MPACT SPORTS See Saturday, June 11.

FREE STORY TIME WITH BACH TO ROCK MUSIC SCHOOL Bring your toddlers out to this highenergy Rock ‘n’ Roll storytime at Richland Park Library (4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville) from 12 - 1 p.m.

Learn ow to install a paver patio in this Kids Workshop from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Various Lowes locations in Middle Tennessee. Locations include Nashville, Smyrna, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville.

TENNESSEE LOTTERY 250 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACE

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MONSTER JAM

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This action-packed motorsports experience for families returns to Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville) after a three-year hiatus. Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $20.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Enjoy craft brews, food, games and entertainment from 3 - 7 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Tickets start at $69.

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, The Spongebob Musical happens June 10 - 26 at Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro and June 25 - July 17 at Nashville Children’s Theatre.

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Nashville Superspeedway (4847-F McCrary Road, Lebanon) hosts the race starting at 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40. This race joins the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series on June 26 and the Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on June 24.

LASER DAVID BOWIE See Saturday, June 4.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: SING 2 See Monday, June 6.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: SING 2 See Monday, June 6.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER & KIDSVILLE

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL

See Friday, June 3.

Nashville Children’s theatre (25 Middleton Street, Nashville) presents this world premiere June 25 - July 17, Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Perfect for humans and undersea creatures of all ages. Cost is $23 for adults, $17 for kids.

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Celebrate summer reading from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Hartman Park Regional Center (2801 Tucker Road, Nashville). Special guests include Mr. Bond’s Science Guys, Rachel Rodriguez, the balloon art of Scott Tripp and more.

FREE LOWES BUILD & GROW WORKSHOP

See Thursday, June 16.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING

FREE NASHVILLE SUMMER READING FESTIVAL

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“Come Together” at City Winery Nashville (609 Lafayette St., Nashville) to see Forever Abbey Road. Show starts at 12 p.m. and tickets start at $15.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN See Sunday, June 5.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL See Saturday, June 25


THINGS TO DO NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Thursday, June 2.

ALLY 400 NASCAR CUP SERIES nashvillesuperspeedway.com

The Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race pulls into Nashville Superspeedway (4847-F McCrary Road, Lebanon) on June 26, 2022. Race starts at 4 p.m. and tickets start at $60.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT See Friday, June 24.

CARNTON SUNSET CONCERT SERIES

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Hear “WANTED: The Bon Jovi Tribute Band” live outside at Carnton (1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin). Gates open at 4 and show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids ($20 at the gate).

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS See Friday, June 10.

THE MUSIC OF QUEEN WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY nashvillesymphony.org

A rock band joins your Nashville Symphony to perform arrangements of Queen favorites at Ascend Amphitheater (310 1st Avenue South, Nashville). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $25.

FREE RUNAWAY PUPPET THEATER AT LINEBAUGH

Bring your kids out to Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) for a special performances at 10 a.m.

FREE SCOTT HUMSTON MAGIC SHOW AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY brentwood-tn. libcal.com

Come out to Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) at 1 p.m. for this show full of music, magic, stories and songs.

MAY WE ALL

See Tuesday, June 7.

NASCAR returns to Nashville Superspeedway for a tripleheader race weekend June 24 - 26.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: TAIL WAGGIN’ TUESDAYS See Tuesday, June 7.

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA tpac.org

See Sunday, June 12.

More than 18 musicians and singers bring the big band sound and perform timeless classics at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick Street, Nashville). The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $60.

MON 27

FISK JUBILEE SINGERS WITH ALLISON RUSSELL

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: FAMILY FUN SUNDAY

EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, June 6.

TINKERING GARAGE See Thursday, June 2.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: ANNIE See Monday, June 6.

TUE 28 TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS See Tuesday, June 7.

TODDLER TUESDAYS samdavishome.org

Bring your toddler to learn more about life at the 19th century Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna) from 10 - 11 a.m. Listen and sing along to nursery rhymes. Cost is $5 per participant, caregivers are free.

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK See Tuesday, June 7.

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The Fisk Jubilee Singers current ensemble joins Allison Russell in celebrating the Ryman’s 130th anniversary in this vocal concert at Ryman Auditorium (116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville). Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $46.50.

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SUMMER DAYTIME SKATE

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: WINNING WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD

MAY WE ALL

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: THROWBACK THURSDAYS

See Wednesday, June 1.

See Wednesday, June 8. See Tuesday, June 7.

THU 30 SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR! See Thursday, June 16.

FREE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CARS CRUISE-IN

See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS AT CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE PRESS PLAY AT CHURCH STREET PARK: ZOOADVENTURES See Wednesday, June 1.

WILD THINGS AT THE WILDERNESS STATION See Wednesday, June 1.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: ANNIE See Monday, June 6.

BEN FOLDS WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

MAY WE ALL

The singer’s at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Place, Nashville) to perform with the symphony. Tickets start at $47.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON AND JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS

See Thursday, June 2. See Tuesday, June 7.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

See Thursday, June 2.

See Thursday, June 9.

See Thursday, June 2.

See Wednesday, June 1.

See Thursday, June 2.

This tour stops at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville). Show starts at 4:30 p.m. and tickets start at $74.50.

ON YOUR RADAR ... WATERMELON FESTIVAL

DIVE IN MOVIES

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MUSEUM FUN DAY

KIDS WATER DAY

July 2 Lucky Ladd Farms

July 4 Adventure Science Center

July 9 Lane Motor Museum lanemotormuseum.org

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Planning for the BEST SUMMER EVER starts here! BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin 615-567-8327 | battlegroundacademy.org/camps

In the summers, Battle Ground Academy is home to a robust camp program for children ages four and up. With half- and full-day options available, our on-campus programming includes more than 40 camps, ranging from art and cheerleading to coding and soccer.

CHEEKWOOD ESTATE AND GARDENS 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org

Cheekwood offers both half-day and full-day camps focusing on art and nature including drawing, painting, clay, gardening and more, for campers ages 5-14 years old. Summer 2022 brings new camps inspired storybooks and the exciting Colorscapes exhibition. Campers will be outside in the garden as well as in the classroom discovering, experimenting, and creating unique pieces of art. Perennial favorites will return, including Studio Sampler, Artist Exploration, and Garden Sprouts.

DEER RUN CAMPS & RETREATS 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 615-794-2918 | deerrun.camp/camps

DAY CAMPS – Winter, Spring Break, and Summer Camps, age 5 - grade 6. THE place for your child to have a fun and memorable experience. Campers discover strengths, complete challenges, and create life-long memories. Traditional camp with exciting recreation and games. Includes archery, pedal karts, climbing tower, giant swing, zip lines, and more! OVERNIGHT CAMPS – THE place for your preteen and youth (grades 3 - 10) to have a fun and a memorable camp experience. One and two-week camps. Campers discover strengths, complete challenges, create life-long memories, and form deeper friendships when they unplug and connect with others. Lake activities, zip lines, games, and more. FAMILY CAMPS – Summer and Labor Day Weekend. Family Camp is an opportunity to be fully engaged with your kids in customized recreational choices and a variety of family-strengthening activities. Get away from the busyness of your regular routine and spend focused time with each other to create long-lasting memories, share adventures, explore nature, and become powerfully united. You will be treated to delicious meals, upscale accommodations, and incredible hospitality in an amazing setting.

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MY GYM OF BRENTWOOD 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-371-5437 | mygym.com/brentwood

Creating Moments That Matter! From first steps to handstands My Gym grows with your child. My Gym was born out of our passion to teach children in a fun, physically engaging environment. We delight in seeing children’s eyes light up for all those incredible milestones, from the tentative first steps to tumbling down soft mats. Sharing the parents’ excitement with their children’s accomplishments is the high point of our day.

SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE BALLET 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 615-297-2966 ext. 910 | nashvilleballet.com/snbclasses

Experience the joy of dance at School of Nashville Ballet! Our Children’s Classes help students ages 2 - 7 reach important developmental milestones while having fun. Open to ages 8 - 18, our Community Youth Classes guide students in building upon their dance education and provides flexible classes to accommodate busy schedules. So why wait? Spark a lifelong love of movement today! Enroll in our Spring semester classes now at nashvilleballet.com/snbclasses or 615-297-2966 x910.

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BILL TAYLOR BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE

4341 Pecan Valley Road, Nashville 615-560-1533 | anewleafnashville.org

Explore nature through the lens of inquiry and sustainability at our summer camps for ages 5 - 12. Campers will get to exercise the body by way of hiking, yoga, and sports; and express the mind through art, music, writing, and handwork. Our explorations take us on many adventures throughout the natural landscape. Children may look for treasures such as geodes and fossils, engage in birdwatching, compare creek and pond ecology, build a herbarium collection, and care for our farm animals.

1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro 615-890-6755 | bskonline.com 1820 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-893-6003 | bskonline.com

Let martial arts take your kids to new heights! Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate offers programs in traditional karate for ages 3 - adult. Call now to get one month free plus a uniform.

ACTING ALL AROUND

CAMP WOODMONT

410 Verandah Lane, Franklin 615-375-3565 | actingallaround.com

Summer Theater Camps from Acting All Around. Let’s Make a Play! – Through improvised storytelling and exploration, students will create their own original short play. Audition Technique – This camp is for teens wanting to take their performance skills to the next level. Call or visit our website for more information. Book today!

381 Moonlight Drive, Cloudland, GA 423-472-6070 | campwoodmont.com

Camp Woodmont on Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia is a traditional, overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Just 30 minutes from Chattanooga. Features horseback riding, high-ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery and more! Founded on Christian principles in 1981, it’s the perfect place to build lifelong friendships and memories.

ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

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800 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville 615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org

Opening minds to the wonders of science and technology for 75 years. Plan an adventure for the family including a show in the Sudekum Planetarium, an immersive experience of sound and music in soundBox, live science shows and more!

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555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham 615-406-8142 | thecaverns.com/camp-caverns

Camp Caverns is a residential summer camp in Pelham, dedicated to exploration and growth. Our mission is to provide girls and boys, ages 8 - 13, an epic experience that will be the highlight of their summer and one they will treasure for the rest of their lives. Camp Caverns is a nurturing place where campers can be themselves while building character and confidence. Camp weeks are filled with exploration and discovery. Campers explore the great outdoors and participate in arts and sports. Registration now open for camps in July.

7097 Old Harding Pike, Ste. J, Nashville 615-662-8553 | bellepac.com

Calling all performers! Bellevue Performing Arts Center offers dance, acting and music all under one roof! With our new triple threat class, you receive all those services in one class! Prefer one-on-one instruction? Our music teacher is holding private lessons on Monday and Tuesday after school. Just want to dance? BellePAC has a wide selection of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theater. If your dancer is passionate about performing through adulthood, our Performance Company is for you!

CODE NINJAS

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin 615-640-2633 | codeninjas.com/tn-franklin

Your kids will have a blast learning to code! At Code Ninjas Franklin, kids learn to code by building their very own video games. Our flexible coding programs for kids make it easy on parents with convenient drop-in hours on weeknights and weekends.

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1475 N Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 615-903-9658 | mtjuliet.b2rmusic.com

Designed for campers ages 7 yrs. and older, of all levels. Our summer camps are taught by real musicians using the unique B2R method, which will have students playing full songs in no time. We also offer studio and beat making studio camps and other popular themes.

1414 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 615-860-5300 | davidsonacademy.com

Enrich your child’s summer with Bear Camp 2022 skills-based camps! Week-long athletic, academic, technology, art camps and more are available to rising PreK4 - grade 12 in the Nashville and surrounding communities.

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BACH TO ROCK, NASHVILLE WEST 6702 Charlotte Pike #105, Nashville 615-637-7242 | nashvillewest.b2rmusic.com

211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville 615-383-0661 | ensworth.com

Rock City World Tour Camp, to Rock Band Camp, Glee Club, DJ Camp, Beat Making and more. We offer full- and half-day camps for kids of all ages. Sign up today or come visit us at our Nashville West location.

Is your child interested in learning sewing, exploring nature, or finding art in math? Do they need to brush up their skills in basketball, football, soccer or other sports? Or, expand their creativity with a course in dance, photography, stonecarving, and more. Ensworth camps offer summer fun for whatever your child’s interests might be.

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All ages and skill levels welcome! USPC Center Programs Weekly Camps Accredited Trainers June & July 30+ Acres of Riding Space Daily Mounted Lessons Mock Horse Show Learn Basic Horsemanship & Barn Management

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3711 Reed Harris Road, Lewisburg 931-364-7656 | hortonhaven.org

1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro | 615-867-6900 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna | 615-617-7644 etcgymnastics.com

We are OPEN this summer! Overnight camps and day camps are running as scheduled. We will be operating with fewer campers and new procedures for cleaning and sanitizing. It’s time to get outside! Register on our website.

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 - 18 years and all ability levels. We also offer cheerleading and tumbling, as well as competitive teams. Call and ask about our free trial class. We also do parties, field trips and parents’ nights out.

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FOLK ART CAMPS FOR KIDS 1108 McKennie Ave., Nashville 615-852-7051 | nashvillesprouts.com

Folk Art Camp for Kids combines music, art and creative movement to inspire your little one in the art of storytelling! This 3 hour day camp will focus on learning the basics of the ukulele, listening to and learning songs, and then illustrating a song chosen by the group with paint, collage, and drawing. That piece of art will be presented and performed at the end of Friday each week, with a recording for families to take home. THE GARDNER SCHOOL

Locations in Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Nashville

thegardnerschool.com At The Gardner School, we make summer camp both educational and exciting. Camp Gardner offers 10 weeks of summer fun, S.T.E.A.M. activities, kindergarten boot camp, creative theme days, and much more. Learn more and sign your child up for the Camp Gardner experience.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CAMPS 615-856-4772 | nashvilledaycamps.com

Leadership Academy creates camps that connect children to nature, makes friends and develops social skills for children ages 5 - 17. We believe that play and outdoor exploration increases creativity, confidence, social intelligence and grit. Our goal is to get children outside, exploring, learning, playing and having fun so that they develop a strong sense of self and a deeper connection to nature. Our camps are Camp Twigs, Nashville Sail Camp, Mountain Bike Camp, and Teen Leaders.

LIBERTY MUSIC ACADEMY 9587 Liberty Church Road, Brentwood 615-461-5925 | libertymusicacademytn.com

HARVEST MARTIAL ARTS 313 Independence Square, Franklin 615-224-3851 | harvestmartialarts.com

The Harvest Concept opened in 2016, and is long known for its specialty in teaching Han Mu Do, the traditional Korean art of self defense, and is the only Han Mu Do school in the state of Tennessee. We offer classes for ages 3 through adult. We focus on optimism, balance and harmony, building mental and physical strength through movement and practices, such as martial arts, yoga, and traditional archery.

Elite Dance

With over 3 million registrations in communities across the country, i9 Sports is the nation’s largest multi-sport provider focused solely on high-quality, communitybased youth sports programs. We offer youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls ages 3 and up in sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball and volleyball. We are committed to providing age-appropriate instruction, making sports fun for kids, and convenient for busy families.

Camps at LMA are the total package for any kiddo interested in music! Whether your camper is new to music and looking to make some melodious memories, or has been jamming to their own tune for quite a while, our camps are the perfect place to grow and learn amongst other young musicians and our fabulous music mentors made counselors.

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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.

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Stars is the largest basketball club in the Nashville area. We provide year-round basketball opportunities for boys and girls in grades 1 - 12, through team play and developmental programming, including camps, clinics, and 3-on-3 play. In addition to these camp offerings, we also host Girls and Boys Elite Camps for middle school and High School players. This invitation only camp will bring together the best middle and high school players in the mid-state region.

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

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Let the Summer camp FUN Begin! Kids + Cooking = messes! Students explore an adventure of classic and creative themed baking camps making candy sushi, piñata sprinkle cakes, pokemon, hogwarts cookies and more. Half-day camps for ages 5 and up.

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Jump into our exciting world or summer camps in 2022. This summer we will feature four weekly themed dance camps for kids of all ages starting June 20th with our popular Princess Tea Party camp, then Mermaid Magic, our Unicorn and Pony camp and the brand new Encanto amp. All special, unique and most importantly fun! We are open and follow-

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8074 TN-100, Nashville 629-888-9954 | danceacademyofbellevue.com

Time to Dance to Summer! Join our DABventure as we DANCE ACROSS THE GLOBE, Jun. 20 - 24. Our dance themed classes are happening Jun. 13 - 17 and Jul. 11 - 15, and campers will have the option for a half- or full-day of endless fun! Calling all princes and princesses for our Fairytale Camp, Jun. 27 - Jul 1. Musical theatre camps, dance intensive classes, and more. Who is ready for Summer?

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RIVERVIEW CAMP FOR GIRLS

4819 Murfreesboro Road, Arrington tracyequestrian.com

At Tracy Equestrian we offer summer camps for riders of every age and skill level. Our accredited trainers will provide clear instruction in a safe and fun environment. We’ve hand-selected and trained our horses to be good mannered and well-tempered. We have 30 plus acres of premier riding land with clean and modern stables to accommodate all of our campers. formerly Peachtree Farms

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THE WEBB SCHOOL

Voted best sleep-away camp more than six times in the Best of Parenting reader’s poll. Riverview is embraced by tall graceful pines and billowing hardwoods, nestled into a bend of Little River atop Lookout Mountain. One- and two-week sessions. Ages 6 - 16. Member of Christian Camping International and accredited by AEE and ACA. Traditional camp activities. Facilities include a heated pool, tennis courts, climbing tower, horseback riding, bathrooms and showers in all cabins. Campers select six activities daily. 5:1 camper-to-counselor ratio.

SMYRNA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy E., Smyrna 615-459-9710 | smyrnaoutdooradventurecenter.org

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center 2022 Summer Camps offered May 31 through July 29. Half-day, 8 a.m. 12 p.m., $75, ages 5 - 7. Full-day, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., $125, ages 8 - 12. Registration required at Community Pass.

319 Webb Road E, Bell Buckle 931-389-6003 | thewebbschool.com/summer-programs

WEBB CAMP Art, outdoor adventure with zip line, robotics, science and more! Co-ed, current grades 2 - 8. Jun. 13 - 17, Jun. 20 - 25, and Jun. 27 - Jul. 1. Day Camp: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $350 (15% multi-week discount). Bus service from Murfreesboro and Tullahoma, $60 per week. Overnight Camp: Jun. 19 - 24, Jun. 26 - Jul. 1. Check in Sunday at 5 p.m. Cost: $850 ($100 off each additional week) SPORTS CAMP Jul. 18 - 22. Co-ed, current grades 2 - 8. Day Camp: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $300. Bus service from Murfreesboro and Tullahoma, $60 per week. Overnight Camp: Jul. 17 - 22. Co-ed, rising grades 5 - 8. Check in Sunday at 5 p.m. Cost: $800.

Look for more camps in the directories on our website at nashvilleparent.com/directories.

SOUTHERN STARS MONTESSORI 910 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville 615-509-9423 | southernstarsmontessori.net

Registration is now open for 2022 camps! Camps include outdoor play, geographic exploration, social activities, and Kindergarten readiness. We explore nature by using the outdoors as our classroom. We look at a new country each week. And we prepare for Kindergarten with phonetic learning, basic math skills, and writing utensil control. Visit our website for more information and to register.

SPARTAN SOCCER ACADEMY 615-633-5967 | spartansoccer.org

Spartan Development Academy is a skills based training league for children ages 5 - 13. The program is designed for players looking for more than recreational soccer but not ready to commit to travel soccer. Check out our sibling discount and referral program with Mini Spartans and Spartan Development Academy. Join us anytime! Register for the fall league training today.

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