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When to Bounce the Binky? Answers from Facebook are edited for space: “My oldest gave his paci up at 18 months on his own, and I took the paci away from my youngest at 2-and-a-half. I cut the tip off each of the pacis, and he didn’t like them that way, so he threw them away. He did a lot better than I thought he would.” Stephanie Hughes

“All three of mine were done with theirs by 6 months. I’d say around that age is the best time to naturally get rid of it, so it’s not traumatic for them. It doesn’t bother me to see kids using them longer; to each his own. There’s more important things to stress over.” Gracie Gale Knight

“After 12 months, I pulled it from my first. My second never wanted it. I highly recommend talking to a speech therapist and an occupational therapist about why it’s better to pull it sooner rather than later. Prolonged use can misshape the mouth and make speech harder to learn. I’d rather deal with a few sleepless nights weaning my child than a few years in speech therapy.” Jessica Havican

“It started pulling my daughter’s teeth forward when she still had her paci between 1 and almost 2 years. The dentist told us we needed to get rid of it. It was very noticeable how much it had moved her teeth. Luckily they went back in place.” Jessica Lewis

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ou call this a happy family? Why do we have to have all of these kids?” George Bailey cries out to his wife as he’s nearing the end of his rope in the classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life. My own movie-loving parents sometimes delivered that line when things got a little hairy in their life with five kids. While they were kidding, it definitely tipped us off to the wild, grown-up ride they were on with us. We witnessed big ups and downs, but a lot of love, too. So let’s look at that. Couples fall in love and get married before going through the enormous life changes that accompany the arrival of a newborn. How can seven or so pounds of infant cause so much fuss? Don’t get me wrong, and don’t blame the baby. Yet, while jokes are made about the lack of a parenting manual for new babies, what about the manual for couples heading into parenthood? While a wide number of things can be blamed for why marriages fall apart, according to 2019 data collected from businessinsider.com, the number one reason why marriages fall apart is ... are you ready for this? ... lack of commitment. A whopping 75 percent of couples in the survey say it was lack of commitment that played the largest part in the demise of their marriages. Yes, “lack” can be defined in a number of ways. You start with two people who say “I do,” and who really, really feel that way when they say it. But humans are ultra complicated and fickle. We change. We get bored. We get overwhelmed. We don’t want to DO IT ANYMORE. We want something new. Something more exciting than ... THIS. But hold on, other data shows that what men and women really want in all of life is to be in a committed, fulfilling relationship. So what gives? Well, according to Psychology Today, in order, it breaks down like this: Women want 1) Loving devotion in a committed relationship; 2) Thoughtful, honest behavior; 3) Generosity of spirit; and 4) Satisfying sex. On the other hand, men want 1) Sex; 2) Freedom; 3) Forgiveness; and 4) Appreciation. Big differences there. Now compare the lists and think about what happens when children come into the picture. Moms get exhausted. Dads get under appreciated. They stop making time for each other. You MUST make time for each other without the kids! Bringing a baby into the healthiest of marriages wreaks havoc, so couples need to commit like they did when they stood at the altar. It’s an intense transition, so you need to support each other all the way through. Commit to keeping intimacy intact even if you have to schedule your just-us time. Commit to keeping intimacy alive, but if it feels jeopardized, seek out support from your church or from another couple who’ve made it. One big truth speaks volumes to your life with kids: Strong parental relationships build happy children. Hear it: You two first, the kids second!

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“My kiddos and I look forward to attending our city’s fireworks show.” — Meia Alexander Townsend

WE ASKED 511 PARENTS IF THEY PREFER SHOOTING FIREWORKS AT HOME OR WATCHING A PROFESSIONAL SHOW. THE RESULTS:

YOUR POSTS: “I hate crowds and traffic, so staying home with the grill and my family is good enough for me.” Kristina Rosson “We stay home and shoot fireworks, but we stop at a decent time because people need to sleep and go to work!” Jessica Maka Rhodes

“We do both. We love getting fireworks at home and watching them in Germantown is amazing!” Jessica Mensi Hood “My kids are scared of the loud noises, so we park somewhere so they can watch from the car.” Mary Davis

“We watch our neighbors do it. I guess you could call that a show!” Katie Long

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“Much safer at a show than at home. We like our fingers.” Tracy Jones Harris “I watch the city fireworks from the deck at home.” Lisa Mccain-Lowe

HOW TO WIN #WINSDAY GIVEAWAYS! If you want to win our #WINSday Facebook contests, sign up for our Thursday e-newsletter — the answer is tucked inside — at NASHVILLEPARENT.COM. Each week’s newsletter contains the following week’s #WINSday answer. The answer changes weekly. This month, we’re giving away tickets to NASHVILLE ZOO, LUCKY LADD FARMS, COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME, BEECH BEND PARK, HOLIDAY WORLD, a family four-pack to DIGITAL WORLD Everybody loves how fireworks light up the sky! Turn to page 42 for our fireworks roundup.

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MIND &BODY BY SUSAN DAY

Protect Your Kids from Second-Hand

Vaping A new study shows that adults living with children are more likely to vape than those without. Enter the risk of the “new” secondhand smoke.

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hile plenty of adults who were once hooked on cigarettes have found a way to wean themselves using e-cigs, a new concern has entered the arena. According to a new study published last May in the journal Jama Pediatrics, 4.9 percent of American adults living with a child younger than 18 report using e-cigarettes. Adults living with children who do not use e-cigarettes came in at 4.2 percent. The authors of the study — out of Maine Medical Center — say this could be because of the younger age of e-cigarette users mixed with the perception that vaping is safer than smoking. But is it? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaping use is steadily increasing. And while there’s growing concern about the toxic ingredients in e-cigs (the aerosol contains high concentrations of nicotine; tobacco-specific nitrosamines; and heavy metal that leaks

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from the e-cig’s heating coils), many parents think the watery vapor is safe for kids, according to a study published in Pediatrics in March 2019. Researchers found that only one in five parents who use e-cigarettes have strict rules against vaping in their homes and cars. The lead author, Jonathan Winickoff, M.D., is the director of pediatric research at the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Winickoff says parents are vaping in front of their children without understanding what the effects are and what the science shows already.

SECOND-HAND VAPE

The Pediatrics study — which includes responses from parents in Tennessee — shows kids can get nicotine into their systems in three ways: • By inhaling the aerosol their parents vape. • By ingesting the nicotine and other toxic compounds left on surfaces: The aerosol can coat floors, bedrooms, kitchens and

anywhere else vaping occurs. Little ones crawling around on floors can get it on their hands which can go to their mouths. • By absorbing it directly through the skin: Kids’ skin is thinner, so just like an adult who is trying to quit smoking might put a nicotine patch on his skin, a child whose parents vape can absorb the substance that way. Winickoff says while parents are trying to use vape products to protect their kids, research shows they are actually using the vapes right in front of their kids — the same way parents used cigarettes before the dangers of second-hand smoke became realized. Parents using e-cigs are more likely to safeguard their younger children from their vaping, according to the Pediatric’s study, but we now know that e-cigarettes are dangerous for kids of all ages. Not to mention the fact that just seeing parents vape increases the chances that the kids will go on to become vapers, too.

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Best Ways to Protect Kids From Vaping • Establish a smoke-free and vape-free home environment. • To keep kids from vaping themselves, maintain a dialogue at home against it, explaining that e-cigarettes have dangers, including nicotine addiction. • Prepare kids for peer pressure (many middle schoolers are vaping today). Source: CDC website Susan Day is editor of this publication and a mom of four.


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

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

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6 p.m. Schermerhorn Symphony Center nashvillesymphony.org Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez hosts this festivity featuring specialty crafted cocktails created by local bartenders — each paired with a select piece of music that members of the orchestra perform while you sip. $75 - $125.

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RED, WHITE & ZOO Friday, July 26

7 - 10 p.m. Nashville Zoo nashvillezoo.org Wander the zoo trails while enjoying unlimited samples of wines and craft beers. Plus, there’s live music, animal encounters and more. $65 - $125, $30 DDs (discounts for members).

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JULY’S NATIONAL DAYS

Prepare to pucker! National Sour Candy Day is Thursday, July 18.

MONDAY, JULY 1

U.S. Postage Stamp Day

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Eat Your Beans Day

THURSDAY, JULY 4 Independence Day

FRIDAY, JULY 5

Apple Turnover Day

TUESDAY, JULY 9 Sugar Cookie Day

FRIDAY, JULY 12 Simplicity Day

Kids have fun getting Tennessee Titan Derrick Henry’s autograph during a Training Camp outing.

TITANS TRAINING CAMP

MONDAY, JULY 15

Give Something Away Day

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 World Emoji Day

THURSDAY, JULY 18 Sour Candy Day

SATURDAY, JULY 20 Moon Day

SUNDAY, JULY 21 Ice Cream Day

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 Cousins Day

THURSDAY, JULY 25 Chili Dog Day

SUNDAY, JULY 28 Waterpark Day

MONDAY, JULY 29 Lasagna Day

TUESDAY, JULY 30

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t won’t be long ‘til the ol’ pig skin makes its way back onto the football field. In fact, the Tennessee Titans’ first preseason home game is Saturday, Aug. 17 versus the New England Patriots. The Titans’ first regular season home game is Sunday, Sept. 15 against the Indianapolis Colts. But your family doesn’t have to wait that long to start building up your Tennessee Titans spirit. Every year, the Titans Training Camp takes place at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Metro Center (460 Great Circle Road, Nashville). It’s where the team practices, and during the Training Camp, fans can come watch the team practice for free, and that’s not all. Kids can bring their favorite items for Titans players to autograph!

The first Training Camp sessions open to the public take place July 27 - 28 starting at 9:50 a.m. There will also be a public practice at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. There will be several more practice dates, but at press time, these were the only ones available (the full schedule is due after July 4). Be sure to wear sunscreen because shade is limited at the sports park. In case of inclement weather, the practices will move inside the giant “bubble,” and those sessions are not open to the public. Individual and season tickets are on sale now. Single games for preseason run $30 $226; regular season is $57 - $350+. For more info, call 615-565-4200 or visit titansonline.com.

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EXPLORE THE SCIENCE OF SOUND AT ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

ere’s something new and exciting at Adventure Science Center (ASC). It’s the latest installment of ASC’s multi-year museum overhaul; a new, permanent exhibit called soundBox. SoundBox opens Monday, July 1. It allows kids to explore the science of music and sound through 14 active, hands-on social experiences — all while celebrating Nashville’s “Music City” roots. Kids are sure to have fun creating their own musical tracks while visualizing notes and beats on glowing walls, or while adjusting pitch and volume sounds and tones in full-body, immersive experiences. Step up to the microphone to where you can sing or speak to see your vocal patterns on a digital wall. You can also scan your fingerprints and convert the distinctive ridges into unique songs and animations you can share with friends.

Next to soundBox, you’ll also experience the grand re-opening of Innovation Incubator. This high-tech, STEAM-rich environment uses hands-on learning, advanced technologies and free discovery to foster innovation and creativity. This area allows kids to explore the worlds of coding and robotics, among other things. “The hands-on skills that provide relevant experience for careers in the 21st century can be explored thoroughly in the Innovation Incubator, and we are excited to offer this opportunity to people of all ages and backgrounds,” says Steve Hinkley, ASC’s president and CEO. ASC is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. ASC is open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. Call 615-862-5160 or visit adventuresci.org.

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On July 4, the Nashville Symphony takes the Ascend Amphitheater stage to perform during Nashville’s spectacular fireworks show.

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Yes, Everything Changes When the baby is born, parents are born. Prepare for the big adjustments to come from balancing household jobs to talking about money to keeping your intimacy alive. BY SUSAN DAY

1. DOMESTIC JOBS

The key to getting the mundane chores of changing diapers, washing clothes and keeping up with the hundreds of items that make up cohabitation is having a clear, direct and honest conversation about it before Baby comes home, says Jancee Dunn in How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids (Little Brown; 2018). While it may sound extreme, literally tacking up a chore list may help with the awareness of duties. The goal is to collaborate with mutual respect — as allies. You’ll both be zombies for awhile, so you may as well admit you’re in it together.

2. PARENTING

When the time is good, talk together and see if you can find common ground about raising your child. How will you discipline? What about bedtimes? Are you authoritative? Permissive? “Research consistently demonstrates that children of authoritative parents are more likely to enjoy positive relationships with their peers, do well in school and to become independent children,” says author Lisa Damour in her book Under Pressure (Ballantine; 2019). Food for thought.

3. SEX

Lack of sleep, the changing dynamic between the two of you and just a general ennui about sex may dominate Mom’s life for a while as she recuperates from delivering a baby. But know that physical intimacy is majorly important for both of you in order for you not to start feeling like roommates. The best way to have better sex is simply to have more sex, says Helen Fisher, Ph.D., author of Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic

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It’s incredibly common for couples to begin neglecting each other after the baby arrives — guard against it. If you start thinking that you’re losing touch with each other, ask yourself, “What would I be thinking, doing or saying right now if we were having an affair?” says Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., author of Love in 90 Days (Center Street; 2019). Of course, this isn’t about actual infidelity; it’s about seeing each other the way you did before — when you weren’t collapsing and snoring all night.

5. IN-LAWS

The boundaries you set and the understandings you reach with your in-laws will help prevent unwanted interference as your child grows, says Susan Newman, author of The Book of No (Turner; 2017). Be gracious and honest, emphasizing how much you want them to connect with their new grandchild, while acknowledging your preferences. It is essential to talk this through as a couple, too, so you can both steer your parents in helpful directions by finding the right way to speak to them and considering what they are good at when it comes to Baby.

6. MONEY

Your sweet baby can cost you a bundle, and costs will be a bone of contention between you. It’s possible to shell out upward of $12,980 annually for your child, according to the most recent data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which has been tracking

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the cost of raising children since 1960. Research from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology indicates nine out of 10 new parents report a decrease in relationship happiness during the first year of their baby’s life, and it’s often due to money changes. What to do? Financial guru Dave Ramsey has tips for the first year: 1) Focus on the basics; 2) Borrow items when you can; 3) Bargain shop; 4) Gather and sell items you no longer need. In general, though, remember you are in this together and all will settle down eventually.

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It can be a slippery slope that starts with, “Well, I’ve done the last two diaper changes ...” No matter what, you WILL get into a little score-keeping if Baby and household duties get too one-sided. Three tips can help from author Heidi Murkoff of What to Expect the First Year (Workman; 2009). Stay friendly when you: 1) Ask for what you need without assuming that your partner should know; 2) Talk about what you feel instead of pointing out what your partner is or is not doing (avoid criticism!); 3) Ask, “How can we help each other out here?” rather than insisting that everything be done your way. Your parenting life has just begun, and all along the way there will be rough patches. It’s a good time now ­— before life with kids gets thick with activity — to commit to good communication and a lot of understanding for what each other is going through. When you married you made a commitment to each other — let having a baby deepen that! Susan Day is editor of this magazine and a mom of four.


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7) The Boob Group parentsondemand.com Hosted by a certified lactation consultant; struggles, tips and tricks.

2) The Tranquility Tribe tranquilitytribepodcast.podbean.com All-things pregnancy, birth, and being a new mom plus special guests.

8) Unruffled janetlansbury.com A parenting author shares respectful encouragement for parenting.

3) Babytalk abc.net.au/radio/programs About three posts a month on the “ride” of parenthood.

9) Mom & Dad Are Fighting slate.com/human-interest/mom-anddad-are-fighting Two writer/parents share witty parenting banter.

4) Pregnancy Magazine pregnancymagazine.com Practical information for parents from parents.

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10) Happy Mum Happy Baby giovannafletcher.com About twice a month, listen to frank conversations about motherhood.

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BEST OF THE MONTH

THINGS TO DO SUMMER SPLASH H2OLIDAY

Saturday, July 6 Nashville Zoo, Nashville Page 46 Cool off in the zoo’s water wonderland with inflatables water slides, games, and more.

LET FREEDOM SING! MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH

July 3 - 4 Downtown Nashville Page 42 A local cutie shows off her red, white and blue during Nashville’s Independence Day celebration. It spans two days this year!

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DAILY ACTIVITIES

July events in day-by-day order.

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FUN FOR LITTLE KIDS Our top picks for babies, tots & preschoolers.

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FIREWORKS FOR THE 4TH Our roundup of 15 community celebrations.

NAT GEO LIVE: OCEAN SOUL

Wednesday, July 10 Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville Page 49 National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry takes you on a pictorial journey through the world’s oceans.

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FUN FOR BIG KIDS

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

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HOT HAPPENIN’

Friday nights mean Dive-In Movies at Nashville Shores.

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Head to your library and prevent the “summer slide.”


STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY July 1 - 6 & 8 - 13 Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Nashville Page 38 Discover country music’s history as told by a variety of hand-crafted puppets.

SPLASH BASH

Saturday, July 27 Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville Page 67 Kids can lather up in the Bubble Blast and have more fun on water slides and wet activities.

41ST ANNUAL UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS

July 12 - 13 Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro Page 51 One of the biggest festivals in the Southeast features old-time music and dance competitions.

WILLIAMSON PARENT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR

Saturday, July 27 CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin Page 65 Discover local after-school enrichment programs, educational resources and more in time for the new school year.

45TH ANNUAL BETHLEHEM UMC FISH FRY

Friday, July 19 Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Franklin Page 56 Aside from all-you-can-eat catfish dinners, there’s a large kids’ zone with music-making fun, inflatables and face painting.

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Williamson Parent’s annual Back-to-School Fair at CoolSprings Galleria.

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Things to do with regular recurrence.

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 Creative Zone: Puppet Making

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. July 1 - 6 & 8 - 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Drawing from String City for inspiration, make your own puppet and put together a mini show with new friends.

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All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. July 1 - 6 & 8 - 13 from 10 - 11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow animation and an ever-changing set tell the story of country music as it relates to Nashville’s transformation into Music City.

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

 Squishy Circuits

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 7+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 2 p.m. $2. Make circuits using a battery pack, conductive and insulating play dough and LED lights. Kids can try their hands at both series and parallel circuits.

 FREE String City:

See Monday, July 1.

 Men in Blazers

 What’s Up Night

615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $25 - $65. Podcast hosts Roger Bennett and Michael Davies believe soccer is America’s sport of the future.

 Mom & Me

WED 3  Barefootin’ Concert Series

615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 6 - 7:30 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 - 39.99; $21.99 after 4 p.m.). The Nashville All-Stars perform soul, pop and rock.

goldcup.org

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

Cup Semifinal Soccer Match

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 8 p.m. $35 - $200. Enjoy this soccer match between the QF3 and QF4 winners (TBD).

nashvilleparent.com

 Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

 FREE Red, White & Blue Adventure (Register)

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Hike the blue trail, search for red salamanders and check off white flowers during a patriotic scavenger hunt.

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

All ages. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood.

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

See Monday, July 1.

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 8 p.m. $3 per person or $10 per family. Embark on a hike in search of critters that become active at night like owls, frogs and insects.

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

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

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Puppet Making

 Family Program:

Cookies: Fourth of July (Register)

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $49.50 - $149.50. Enjoy a night of symph-pop music.

 Creative Zone:

Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

 Jeff Lynne’s ELO

 FREE Kids’ Hour

 Tot Time:

Art (Register)

Freedom Festival

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

 Concacaf Gold

See Monday, July 1.

 Hendersonville’s

All ages. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7 p.m. An evening of patriotic and Americana music.

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

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

Creative Zone: Puppet Making

County Community Band

Songwriting Tune-Up (Register)

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

 FREE Smyrna’s

Independence Day Celebration

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.


THINGS TO DO  FREE Start with

a Kick & End with a Bang: Music City July Fourth

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

 Stop, Drop &

Decorate: Fourth of July (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Ages 4+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 2 - 4 p.m. $35. Kids can decorate a six-inch buttercream-coated vanilla cake with fondant and a variety of toppings.

THU 4  20th Annual

Andrews Firecracker Race (Register)

ymcamidtn.org/events/firecracker-2019

All ages. Maryland Farms YMCA, 5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood. 7 - 10 a.m. $50 for the 5K/10K, $10 for the kids’ race. A 10K, 5K and kids’ race followed by a family fun zone with inflatables, face painting and a pool party.

 4th of July Rock the Pool

 FREE String City:

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

See Monday, July 1.

All ages. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $7 adults, $5 youth. Fun in the pool, contests, games and more.

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

 Thirth of July thethirth.com

All ages. East Nashville Block, 404 N. 12th St., Nashville. 4 p.m. $30. This East Nashville block party benefits local charities and features food, beer and live music by The Last Bandoleros, Lacy Couch and Smart Objects.

 Way Back

Wednesday: Bit & Bridle (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5. Pony Pals teach kids about horses and how to care for them. Kids can see, touch and ride a real horse, too.

 A Presidential Fourth

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12). Play 18th century games on the lawn, participate in the Raingutter Regatta sailboat race, design your own American flag, watch the raising of the hickory pole, hear readings of the Declaration of Independence and enjoy Kona Ice treats.

 FREE Brentwood’s

Red, White and Boom

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

 FREE Celebration

 FREE La Vergne’s Independence Day Celebration

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

Under the Stars

 FREE Lebanon’s

 FREE City of Mt.

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

Juliet’s Official Fireworks Display

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

Fourth of July Celebration

 FREE Let Freedom Sing! Music City July Fourth

 Creative Zone:

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

See Monday, July 1.

 FREE Mt. Juliet

Puppet Making

 Fourth of July

Canvas and Cupcakes (Register)

Fireworks Show

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

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

 FREE Music City

Ages 7+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $32.50. Enjoy cupcakes and lemonade while making an American Girl-themed painting.

All ages. East Park, 700 Woodland St., Nashville. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Live music, peppered-up poultry, beer vendors and other activities.

 FREE Franklin

Fourth 5k/10K

on the Fourth

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

 Gallatin’s 4th

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

 Goodlettsville’s Independence Day Celebration

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

Hot Chicken Festival

hot-chicken.com/festival

 Music City July whatdoyourunfor.com All ages. E.S. Rose Park, 1000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville. 7 a.m. $45 - $55. Start the holiday with a race through downtown Nashville benefiting local charities.

 FREE Pegram’s Fourth of July

See “Fireworks for the Fourth,” page 42.

 Red, White & Boom! (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 6:15 - 10 p.m. $25 - $39. Enjoy July 4 during the museum’s annual after-hours extravaganza where you end the evening watching downtown Nashville’s fireworks from the museum lawn. Before that, you can explore the museum, take in a laser show in the planetarium, participate in UV bead experiments, see a live science show with fire explosions and fireworks chemistry and more. Live music is the new addition this year, and The Gripsweats (a seven-piece funk band) will perform. Food trucks are on site, too.



FREE String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry See Monday, July 1.

 Teatime with Blaire Wilson (Register)

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 3+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. $15. Inspired by the 2019 American Girl of the Year, enjoy savory delights, sweet treats and social time.

Many attractions around Middle Tennessee host summer day camps for kids this month. Turn to page 73 to find them in our “Camps & Summer Programs” guide. You can also find them online at nashvilleparent.com/directories. (turn to page 41)

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Your Summer Soundtrack Activities every day, all summer Creativity and discovery are in daily rotation at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, all summer long. Learn to play instruments and write songs, make original art, dance, explore, and much more, fine-tuned for the whole family.

Check out our summer fun D O W N T O W N

CountryMusicHallofFame.org/Calendar

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

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

Additional support provided by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission; Nashville Parent; and Tennessee Arts Commission.


Friendship Tea Party (Register)

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

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

FRI 5  Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 1.

 Dive-In Movie 615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 8:30 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 $39.99; $21.99 after 4 p.m.). Enjoy a screening of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) by the pool.

 Family Tie Dye Friday (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 4 - 10. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. $40. Bring a white shirt and learn how to tie dye it.

 FREE Franklin Art Scene

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

 FREE LEGO

 FREE String City:

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

See Monday, July 1.

Mania (Register)

Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 2 p.m. Unleash creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

 FREE Marionettes and Martinis

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 21+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 7 - 8:15 p.m. This adults-only outing features a cash bar and a performance of String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry. The show features marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow animation and changing sets telling the story of county music as it relates to Nashville’s transformation into Music City.

 FREE Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

615-851-2200 goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. Enjoy interactive science experiments.

 Otherworld Encounter

629-401-9547 otherworldencounter.com

All ages. Murfreesboro Public Square, 20 N. Public Sq., Murfreesboro. 6 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music by local bands.

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Thru July 21: Today 7 - 11 p.m.; July 6, 12 - 13, 19 - 20 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; July 7 & 14 from 1 - 9 p.m.; July 8 - 11 & 15 - 18 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; July 21 from 1 - 6 p.m. $12 - $25. More than 10,000-square-feet of sci-fi themed immersive art to explore and interact with.

 Frontier Friday:

 Songs of the

 FREE Friday Night Live

615-895-1887 downtownmurfreesboro.com

Weaving (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $8 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. Watch historic interpreters demonstrate weaving techniques on 18th century looms and learn how the tools are still used today.

Songwriters

615-724-1600 fontanel.com

All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek. 7:30 p.m. $20. Kent Blazy, Brice Long and Phillip White perform songs that became hits by country stars.

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

 FREE Tales at Twilight

615-862-8400 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville. 7 - 8 p.m. Enjoy the view of downtown Nashville while children’s entertainers perform.

SAT 6  Adventures in Atlatl

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $2. Try your hand at the ancient sport of atlatl, which predates bows and arrows. Learn the history and technique, then practice shooting.

 Beauty and the

Beast with the Nashville Symphony

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Sat 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $40 - $100. Watch the Disney classic in HD while the Nashville Symphony performs the score live.

 Blaire’s Braids

with a Twist (Register)

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

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 9 - 10 a.m. $25. Learn to create special braids and styles.

FUN FOR LITTLE KIDS

 WellieWishers

Little ones can hear a reading of Violet the Pilot during Lil’ Learin’ Lane at Lane Motor Museum on Saturday, July 20.

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

 PETITE PAINTERS

Little Art House, Nashville Every Tue, Wed & Thu littlearthousenashville.com

Ages 10 months - 4 years can imagine new concpets, explore various mediums and create original works of art; includes a story reading. $20 trial class, $17 with a class pack.

 TEATIME WITH BLAIRE WILSON

American Girl Store, Franklin July 4 & 18 americangirl.com

Ages 3+ can enjoy savory delights, sweet treats and social time. $15. Register.

 PIONEER PALS:

GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

Mansker’s Station, Goodlettsville Thursday, July 18 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 3 - 5 can learn the letter B and number 6 while touching real bear items. Kids can bring their favorite stuffed bear. $2. Register.

 LIL’ LEARNIN’ LANE MUSEUM FUN DAY

Lane Motor Museum, Nashville Saturday, July 20 lanemotormuseum.org

See Monday, July 1.

Ages 3 - 5 can explore a transportation activity center, hear a reading of Violet the Pilot and compete in paper airplane races. $12 adults, free ages 5 & younger.

 FREE First

 WILD THINGS

 Creative Zone: Puppet Making

Saturday Art Crawl

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

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The Wilderness Station Murfreesboro Every Wednesday murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 1 - 4 can enjoy a nature-themed program. $3. (turn the page)

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KABOOM! FIREWORKS FOR THE 4TH

Celebrate America’s Independence at one of these community festivities.

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Sat, June 29

Thu, July 4

Nolensville’s Star-Spangled Celebration Nolensville Park 615-776-3633 • nolensvilletn.gov Music by Universal Crush, food trucks, inflatables, games and more. Activities begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dark.

Brentwood’s Red, White and Boom at Crockett Park 615-371-0060 • brentwood-tn.org Enjoy an evening of live big band and jazz music by The Kadillacs starting at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Wed, July 3 Hendersonville’s Freedom Festival at Drake’s Creek Park 615-824-2818 hendersonvillechamber.com Vendor booths, live music and food booths open at 5 p.m. The Kids’ Zone area is $5 for the first armband, $15 family max. Enter the Hendersonville Has Talent competition for $5; the winner receives $1,000. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th’s “Start with a Kick & End with a Bang” in Downtown visitmusiccity.com/july4th Woo hoo! Nashville’s celebration spans two days this year. Today, the free Family Fun Zone with inflatables runs from 12 - 5 in Walk of Fame Park. From 4 - 7:15 p.m. enjoy free music at Ascend Amphitheater by Bizz & Everday People, The Whigs and Alejandro Aranda performing as Scarypoolparty. A five-minute fireworks show takes place at 10 p.m. following the Gold Cup semifinal soccer match at Nissan Stadium (game starts at 8 p.m.). Smyrna’s Independence Day Celebration Lee Victory Recreation Park 615-459-9742, ext. 2622 townofsmyrna.org The fun cranks up at 5 p.m. with live music by the Missy Garnett Band, inflatables, food trucks and more. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Lebanon at James E. Ward Ag Center 615-443-2839 lebanontn.org It’s a full day of fun this year starting at 11 a.m. with car and motorcycle shows; Field of Flags; barbecue, hot dogs, watermelon and food trucks. Live entertainment happens from 3 - 9 p.m., and children’s activities begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. Franklin on the Fourth in Downtown Franklin & The Park at Harlinsdale franklinjazzfestival.com/4th-of-july Franklin on the Fourth fun starts at 10 a.m. with activities on the Public Square including live music, crafts, kids’ activities, an antique car show, a children’s parade (at 5 p.m.) and more. Fireworks in the park start at 9 p.m. Gallatin’s Fourth at Triple Creek Park facebook.com/gallatin4thofjulyevent Starts at 2 p.m. with kids’ activities, vendors, food trucks and live music. Fireworks are at dark. Goodlettsville at Moss-Wright Park 615-851-2241 goodlettsvilleparks.com The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. with the Activity Zone (armbands required: $7 in advance, $10 at the gate) featuring Fireman’s Foam, inflatables, Euro Bungee, a rock-climbing wall, games and more. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. La Vergne at Veterans Memorial Park 615-793-3224 • lavergnetn.gov Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy live music by Zone Status, inflatables, food trucks and more, followed by fireworks at dusk.

Mt. Juliet at Little League Park 615-758-6522 mjparksandrec.org The City of Mt. Juliet’s official fireworks show through Parks & Rec starts at 9 p.m. behind the ball fields. Mt. Juliet at South End of Providence Marketplace 615-754-7076 Needham’s Nursery provides the fireworks show at 9 p.m. Murfreesboro’s Celebration Under the Stars at McKnight Park 615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with live music, inflatables and refreshments. Fireworks at dark. Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th in Downtown visitmusiccity.com/july4th Free fun starts with the Family Fun Zone (inflatables, waters slides, games and more) in downtown’s Walk of Fame Park at 12 p.m. Live music starts on the main stage at Fifth & Broadway at noon. Brett Eldridge is this year’s headliner. Other performers include Mac McAnally, Jessy Wilson, Dylan Scott, Dylan Scott and others. The Nashville Symphony performs at Ascend Amphitheater at 9:30 p.m. with the fireworks. The music will be piped into several downtown locations, including Walk of Fame Park, Public Square Park, Riverfront Park and Lower Broadway. Pegram Park Fourth of July 615-646-0773 • pegram.net A pancake breakfast is served from 6 - 9 a.m. at Pegram UMC across from the park, followed by a parade at 10 a.m. The rest of the day, families can participate in games, contests, children’s activities and more. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. prior to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Watertown Public Square 615-237-1776 • watertowntn.com Bring your squirt guns and have fun getting wet during this festivity starting at 3 p.m. that also includes a parade and fireworks at dusk.

Daily events continue on page 46. Photo courtesy of the Nashville Convention & (turn Visitors the Corp. page)

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Join the fun on Sat. July 27th, Tax Free Weekend!

Join us for this big, family-friendly event!

• explore after-school programs for kids • on stage performances by local music, theater, and dance schools

It’s Free!

• mom stuff including beauty, health & wellness • face painter & character appearances by Party Princess Productions • fun contests and prize giveaways with Anna Marie of Mix 92.9

Cool Springs Galleria JULY 27, 2019 • 10AM-2PM nashvilleparent.com/btsf19

For booth registration call 256-2158 x130


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nashvilleballet.com • (615) 297-2966

9050 Carothers Pkwy, Ste. 105 Franklin, TN 37067

Come Draw With Us!

(615) 435-3654

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Dr. Chris Boles

midtn@youngrembrandts.com

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615.283.7397

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Swim Lessons • Pool Parties • Hydromassage Underwater Treadmills • Heated Therapy Pools Physical Therapy • Weight Loss • Pain Relief

236 Robert Rose Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Phone: 615-962-9500 www.beyondaquatics.com

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Here are just a few of the businesses and services that will be at the event:

For Information on Academics & Lessons: topgolf.com/lessons 500 Cowan St., Nashville, TN 37027


FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register)

S FREE Music on

Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (visit website for locations). 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a custom tow truck with an operational boom.

All ages. Main St. Park, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville. 10 11:30 a.m. Dre Hilton performs a high-energy show for children.

homedepot.com

N Inter Nashville FC Soccer

internashfc.com All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Antioch. 7:30 p.m. $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus Georgia Revolution FC.

N FREE iSpy:

Leeches and Other Pond Critters

Main for Kids

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

N Nashville Soul Music Festival

615-573-5536 nashvillesoulmusicfestival.com Ages 21+. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 4 p.m. $55. Music by Atlantic Starr, Regina Belle, Pokey Bear and others, along with a marketplace and interactive games.

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

N Otherworld

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Explore the pond while learning about the unusual creatures that live there.

See Friday, July 5.

N Kacey Musgraves Interview

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 2 - 3:15 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Watch a live interview with this country artist who is blazing her own trail by drawing on diverse musical influences while embracing new audiences.

R FREE Kayak Float (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

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

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Listen to a book reading from Imagination Library, then create art inspired by the book.

Encounter

N Patton Oswalt 615-782-4040 tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7 p.m. $39.50 - $49.50. A night of stand-up comedy.

W FREE Princess Storytime

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

N Rascal Flatts

with Jimmie Allen

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $30 - $75. A night of country music.

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

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

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 1.

N Summer

Splash H2Oliday

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

Ages 10 & younger. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $19 adults, $14 ages 2 - 12. Cool off in a water wonderland with a variety of slides, wet and wild games, splashy attractions and more. Plus, watch zoo critters enjoy their own brand of popsicles like frozen grapes, turkey broth pops and chilled meal worms.

SUN 7 N Beauty and the

Beast with the Nashville Symphony

See Saturday, July 6.

N Carly Rae Jepsen 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $31 - $123. A night of pop music.

N FREE Music

in the Grand Hall

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville. 2 p.m. Nashville Opera Soprano Claire Boling and pianist Melissa Rose present Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.”

N Otherworld Encounter

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

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

R SQUISHY CIRCUITS

The Wilderness Station Murfreesboro Tuesday, July 2 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 7+ can make circuits using battery packs, play dough and LED lights. $2.

W ARCHERY

HOMESCHOOL DAYS

Music City Archery, Franklin Every Wednesday musiccityarchery.com

Ages 7+ can learn the sport of archery (all equipment is provided). $20. Register.

N BEAUTY AND THE

BEAST WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville July 6 - 7 nashvillesymphony.org

Experience the classic Disney animated film in high-def while the Nashville Symphony performs the score live.

W BOWIE KIDS FUN RUN

Bowie Nature Park, Fairview Sunday, July 14 nashvillerunning.com/ register/2019-bowie-kids-fun-run

Ages 4 - 12 can race around a 1.2-mile course on the Loblolly Loop Trail. It’s a great introduction to trail running. $10. Register.

See Friday, July 5.

Special Needs Jump gotjump.com/tennessee

All ages. JumpStreet locations in Franklin, Goodlettsville &

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dom Jurassic King Days! 9 ll A Returns for

DINOMITE!

PIANO MOVING Earlybirds Moving “Moving one nest at a time”

Brent (615) 474-4717 • ebmovers@gmail.com

www.earlybirdsmovingtn.com

Plus Lady Houdini • Piccolo Zoppe Circus • XPogo Stunt Team BMX Trickstars • The Spoon Man AND MORE!

Williamson County Ag Expo Park 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN Exit 61 off Interstate 65

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

All attractions are FREE with admission! www.williamsoncountyfair.org

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Premium Tennessee Spring Water 2200 Clifton Ave, Nashville

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OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL PLAY S TO RY B O O K H O U S E S M AY 1 - S EP TEM B E R 1 Imagination meets reality as five classic storybooks are brought to life through interactive playhouses designed to bring out the child in all of us.

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THINGS TO DO

MON 8

W Animation

N Creative Zone:

W FREE Nature

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14304

See Monday, July 1.

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

Ages (Register)

N A Royal Affair with YES

800-745-3000 opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 7 p.m. $59 - $263. A night of British rock music featuring YES with Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

Ages 10 - 17. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Mon - Thu 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $160. Learn the basics of animation and digital design while creating interactive animations.

Puppet Making

N Family Monday 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

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

Hot HAPPENIN’

Strollers

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

W ROBLOX Studio:

W Mixed Media Art

Encounter

Programming and Game Development (Register)

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14305

Ages 10 - 17. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Mon - Thu 1 - 4 p.m. $150. Learn concepts like beginner physics, LUA programming and game development while building and publishing a multi-player game.

See Monday, July 1.

TUE 9 R FREE All Access

Make a splash at Nashville Shores on Friday nights with after-hours movie screenings at the wave pool.

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ridays are even more fun at Nashville Shores this month. In addition to fun in the sun and cooling off on all the water park attractions, you can end the day relaxing around the wave pool area with a family-friendly film during Dive-In Movie nights. Dive-In Movies take place every Friday, July 5 - Aug. 2, on a giant screen next to the wave pool. The movies start at approximately 8:30 p.m. The movie schedule is as follows: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (July 5; 2018

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version); Ralph Breaks the Internet (July 12); Incredibles 2 (July 19); Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse (July 26); and How to Train Your Dragon 3 (Aug. 2). The movies are free with Nashville Shores admission: $39.99 those 48 inches and taller, $28.99 those 47 inches and shorter. Admission after 4 p.m. is $21.99. Parking is $10. Nashville Shores is located at 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage. Call 615-8897050 or visit nashvilleshores. com.

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with a Naturalist

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

See Friday, July 5.

N Otherworld

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

Fridays, July 5 - Aug. 2

W FREE Hike

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

N FREE String City:

Dive-In Movies

process, they salvage thousands of dollars’ worth of good, edible food with a result that’s equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.

Night (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/allaccess All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Special needs families can enjoy the center’s exhibits and programs after hours.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 1.

N FREE DIVE! Living off America’s Waste Screening (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 5:30 p.m. This documentary follows a group of dumpster divers in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the

Journaling for Teens (Register)

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14670

Ages 13 - 18. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Tue - Thu 1 - 4 p.m. $105. This 12” x 12” mixed-media project intensive focuses on a different element each day, including texture plate monoprints, collage, butterfly masks, stencils and more.

N Otherworld Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

N Pinot with the President

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com Ages 21+. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $25. Enjoy a sunset wagon ride, tour the mansion and enjoy live music on the lawn with wine and cheese.

N Rob Thomas

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $54.50 $129.50. Rob Thomas performs songs from his latest album, Chip Tooth Smile, along with Matchbox Twenty favorites.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 1.


THINGS TO DO R What’s Up Night Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 8 p.m. $3 per person or $10 per family. Embark on a hike in search of critters that become active at night like owls, frogs and insects.

WED 10 S Character Dinner 615-447-3614 thefireplacefellowship.com

All ages. The Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $3 suggested donation ages 13+, free ages 12 & younger. Enjoy dinner and mingling with local sports mascots Gnash and T-Rac.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 1.

N FREE Curi-

ous About Creepy Crawlies? (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. With collection vessels in hand, explore under bridges, decomposing logs and along building foundations for the creepiest critters you can find.

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

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

W Mixed Media Art Journaling for Teens (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14668

Ages 13 - 18. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Wednesdays, July 10 - 31 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. $65. This class focuses

on various techniques like gelplate monoprinting, reductive painting techniques and more. The finished project will be a celebration of stars and stripes.

N National Geo-

graphic Live Speaker Series: Ocean Soul

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7 p.m. $20 - $40. National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry takes you on a pictorial journey across the world’s oceans and the creatures that live within them.

N Otherworld Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

N Pinot with the President

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS at local libraries continue this month. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Libraries host myriad events throughout the program. Learn more and find the list of library branches at nashvilleparent.com/ blast-off-with-summer-reading.

See Tuesday, July 9.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 1.

S Way Back

Wednesday: Summer Game Day (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5. Play old-fashioned games and eat snow cones.

THU 11 W American Girl

Cake-Decorating Class (Register)

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

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 2 - 3:30 p.m. $35. Learn decorating basics while creating a six-inch personal cake.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 1.

N FREE Gulch Night Market

gulchnightmarket.com All ages. The Gulch, 299 11th Ave. S., Nashville. 5 - 9 p.m. Local artisans, food and drink vendors, a live DJ, entertainment and more.

N FREE It’s the Balm (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

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

$25 - $100. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite with a screening followed by a discussion with fan-favorite cast members.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

R FREE Splash Out

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

All ages. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 3 p.m. Kids can enjoy getting soaked under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department.

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

N Otherworld Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

Pioneer Pals: N Kids at the Capitol S Kissing Hand 615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. 10:30 a.m. $5. Magic Wayne performs illusions.

N Napoleon Dyna-

mite: A Conversation with Jon Heder & Efren Ramirez

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m.

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Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 2 p.m. Sensory modifications are in place for a relaxed environment where kids can move and react as they wish during this puppet show focusing on the history of country music in Nashville.

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615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Learn the letter K and number 7 through stories and activities.

615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 1.

N The Earls of Leicester

615-889-3060 ryman.com

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

N FREE Sensory-

Friendly String City Performance

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222

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THINGS TO DO Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 6 p.m. $75 - $125. Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yanez hosts this fundraising event that features specialty crafted cocktails created by local bartenders, each paired with a piece of music performed by members of the orchestra.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 1.

N FREE Tales at Twilight

615-862-8400 nashville.go/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville. 7 - 8 p.m. Enjoy the view of downtown Nashville while children’s entertainers perform.

N Welcome

to Night Vale

615-782-4040 tpac.org

FARM FUN DAYS at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum take place Saturdays, July 13 and 20. Kids can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities, including live animal encounters.

FRI 12 R 41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days

800-716-7560 uncledavemacondays.org All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St, Murfreesboro. Fri 2 - 11:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. $10 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Old-time music and dance competitions, food, arts and crafts vendors, heritage activities for kids, storytelling and more. Musical acts include Balsam Range, The Isaacs, The Cleverlys, Rhonda Vincent and many more.

N Andrew Bird 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $39 - $70. A night of indie rock.

R Character

N Creative Zone:

- 5:30 p.m. $40. Bring a white shirt and learn how to tie dye it.

615-893-8386 bounceu.com/murfreesborotn

See Monday, July 1.

N Nashville

Bounce (Register)

Ages 7 & younger. BounceU Murfreesboro, 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $11.95. Meet Captain America (11:30 a.m.) and have fun bouncing on inflatables.

N Con of Thrones conofthrones.net

All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Fri - Sun 9 a.m. $62 - $375. This convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the worlds of fantasy author George R.R. Martin brings together fans, actors and creators. The event features panel discussions, cosplay fun, meetand-greet opportunities, vendors and more. Special appearances include Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Dempsie, John Bradley, Hannah Murray and more.

Puppet Making

R FREE Creek

Peek (Register)

615-459-9773 townofsmyrna.org

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

N Dive-In Movie 615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 8:30 p.m. free with gate ($28 .99 - $39.99; $21.99 after 4 p.m.). Enjoy a screening of Ralph Breaks the Internet by the wave pool.

N Family Tie Dye Friday (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 4 - 10. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 4

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Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

N FREE Nature Center at Night

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $35. Experience the live version of the podcast in the style of community updates for a small desert town featuring the weather, news, secret police announcements about the mysterious lights in the night sky and hooded figures with mysterious powers.

N Young the Giant & Fits and the Tantrums

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7 p.m. $29 - $49. A night of rock music.

SAT 13

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

See Friday, July 12.

N Otherworld

W Arena Polo

Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

N Spirits of Summer 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Ages 21+. Schermerhorn

R 41st Annual Unce Dave Macon Days

615-800-2268 franklinpolo.com

All ages. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. 6 p.m. $10 adults, free ages 10 & younger. USA vs S. Africa.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Big

W FREE Experience

615-862-8480 nashville.gov/parks

931-486-0625 springhillchamber.com/ experience-spring-hill

Band Dance

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 10 p.m. Learn to swing dance with live music by Rory Partin & His All-Star Big Band.

N Bonsai Show 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. free with gate ($20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17). Explore 40 displays with more than 50 bonsai trees, learn how to style a bonsai tree and enter a raffle to win bonsai tools.

R Community

Heroes Celebration

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $13.99 adults, $11.99 ages 2 - 12. This patriotic event honors local heroes. Kids can enjoy live action demonstrations, emergency equipment displays and more, including all of the farm’s regular activities.

N Con of Thrones See Friday, July 12.

N FREE Create a Na-

ture Journal (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14897

All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 11 a.m. Using the park as inspiration, learn how to crate your own nature journal.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 1.

W Doll Hair Salon

Spectacular (Register)

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

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

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SUMMER MOVIES continue this month at local parks and theater chains around town. See Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse for free at Lawnchair Theatre in Leiper’s Fork on Friday, July 5 . Find our complete roundup of summer movie fun at nashvilleparent.com/summer-movie-madness.

Spring Hill

All ages. Summit High School, 2830 Twin Lakes Drive, Spring Hill. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Discover all Spring Hill has to offer with 80 shopping vendors, a large food garden and a Kids Zone with an assortment of activities.

R Family Campfire (Register)

615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna. 6 - 8:30 p.m. $2. Gather ‘round the campfire for games, music and s’mores.

N Moonlight Zip Tour (Register)

N FREE Farm

young children), Moderate and Challenging.

Fun Days

615-837-5197 tnagmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 404 Hogan Road, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enjoy special hands-on farm-themed activities, view demonstrations, meet live animals, play games and more.

W Honeycomb Can-

dle Making (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14898

W Firefall

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $55 - $65. A night of American folk rock music.

R Foods of Japan

Kids’ Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 5 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. $50. Make spring rolls, sushi rice, shrimp tempura rolls, California rolls and chicken teriyaki.

N Gnu Tales

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

kids includes lots of audience participation.

W FREE Guided Hike (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14896 All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 9 a.m. Learn about plants, animals and the history of the park during a guided walk.

W Guided Hike Day (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

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

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All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 2 p.m. $2. Learn about the life history of honeybees while sampling honey and creating a honeycomb candle to take home.

R FREE Kids Club: Princesses & Superheroes Party

615-896-4486 stonesrivermall.com

All ages. Stones River Town Centre, 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kids can wear their favorite costumes, meet princess and superhero characters, enjoy face painting and more.

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the Greek mythology tale of the Muses, then create your own muse game inspired by the story.

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

N Murder Mystery Excursion Train

615-244-9001 tcry.org

All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville. 3 - 9:15 p.m. $21 - $85. Ride the rails to Watertown while a murder mystery plays out. Enjoy dinner in Watertown during its JazzFest music and arts festival.

N Nashville Roller Derby

nashvillerollerderby.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 5:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 students, $7 ages 7 - 12, free ages 6 & younger. Music City All Stars vs Fayetteville Roller Derby followed by the Music City Brawl Stars vs. Windy City Third Coast.


THINGS TO DO in 28 categories, including a Kids’ Choice Award.

N Speedway Racing 615-254-1986 fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

N

Nashville Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

N Otherworld Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

N Red, White & Brew

cfmt.org/events Ages 21+. Nashville Urban Winery, 715 Main St., Nashville. 2 p.m. $30. Local beers, music, food, games and more benefiting The Tomorrow Fund.

N Second Saturday 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

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

S Southeastern

Chevy/GMC Truck Nationals

615-851-2200 gmtruckshow.com

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. $5 spectators, $20 to enter a truck. The largest GM truck show east of the Mississippi features awards

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

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 1.

S FREE Sumner Crest Concert

615-325-4086 sumnercrestwinery.com All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland. 7 - 10 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs and picnics and enjoy a night of live music on the lawn.

N FREE Sunset

Soiree (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 7 p.m. Nature activities, crafts, live music and more. Bring a picnic.

N FREE Teens Take the Frist!

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org/teens Ages 13 - 19. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 1 - 4 p.m. A teen-focused afternoon of collaborations with muralists from Norf Art Collective, youth musicians, a fashion photo booth, door prizes and more.

N FREE Watertown JazzFest

615-237-3326 watertownmusicandarts.com All ages. Watertown Public Square, Watertown. 3 - 10 p.m. Enjoy an evening of jazz

music featuring Cosmic Collective, Brubeck Brothers, Chazz Williams Band, Guthrie Trapp Trio and others.

SUN 14 W Annie Moses

Summer Music Festival (Register)

anniemosessummermusicfestival.com Ages 6 - 21. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Sun - Fri 10 a.m. $600 ages 6 - 10, $1,350 ages 11 - 21. This performing arts intensive for young musicians incorporates a kaleidoscope of instruments and disciplines and fuses them into a series of professional shows.

N Bonsai Show See Saturday, July 13.

W Bowie Kids Fun Run (Register)

615-799-5544 nashvillerunning.com/ register/2019-bowie-kidsfun-run Ages 4 - 12. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 7:30 a.m. $10. A 1.2-mile fun run around the Loblolly Loop Trail.

W FREE Brentwood Summer Concert Series

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov

All ages. Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood. 5 p.m. The South Street Players perform music spanning five decades.

N Con of Thrones See Friday, July 12.

N Creative Zone:

Golden Hour Paper Fans

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. July 14 - 21 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Design a paper fan inspired by

Kacey Musgraves’ new album cover.

W FREE Creek

N FREE Fifth

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

Annual Waterfest

615-837-1151 cumberlandrivercompact.org/ events/waterfest Ages 2 - 15. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville. 1 - 4 p.m. The Cumberland River Compact hosts this environmental festival where kids can learn about water and sustainability with activities from more than 25 exhibitors. Plus, water slides, music, trivia games, prizes and more. There will also be a visit from Nashville Predators’ mascot Gnash, and you can watch the Nashville Predators Foundation and Preds Kids Club St. hockey game.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 6:15 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the New Orleans Baby Cakes.

N Otherworld

Crawl (Register)

Ages 8 - 12. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 9 - 10:30 a.m. Cool off in the creek catching crawdads and other critters.

N Otherworld Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

N FREE Summer But-

terfly Count (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join the North American Butterfly Association to help count butterflies.

R Video Games Day (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 6+. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 3 - 7 p.m. $2. Enjoy an afternoon of familyfriendly video games.

Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

N FREE Tennessee

Vintage Baseball at Bicentennial Mall

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

W FREE Tennessee

Vintage Baseball at Rippavilla

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

MON 15 N Creative Zone:

Golden Hour Paper Fans

See Sunday, July 14.

TUE 16 N Creative Zone:

Golden Hour Paper Fans

See Sunday, July 14.

N Otherworld Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

N FREE Summer Full

Moon Hike (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Circle the one-mile loop, listen for sounds of wildlife and moon gaze.

N

Train & The Goo Goo Dolls 615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7 p.m. $29 - $49. A night of rock music.

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THINGS TO DO R World Snake Day (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Celebrate underappreciated reptiles with themed crafts, activities and live encounters.

WED 17 S Character Dinner 615-447-3614 thefireplacefellowship.com

All ages. The Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $3 suggested donation ages

13+, free ages 12 & younger. Enjoy a “royal” dinner with Prince Charming, Cinderella and friends.

N Georgia

N Creative Zone:

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $44 - $54. A night of country music featuring The Peach Pickers, Jamey Johnson, John Berry, Lindsey Ell and others.

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

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

R FREE Island

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Cool off in the river while you build, float, sink and rebuild natural boats.

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Learn: Nashville to Havana

Golden Hour Paper Fans

See Sunday, July 14.

N FREE Floats & Boats (Register)

on My Mind

615-889-3060 ryman.com

Fun Run

All ages. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 7 - 8 p.m. Run or walk the one-mile route, then enjoy music and prizes.

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

N FREE Lunch & 615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 12 - 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and listen to a discussion by Nashville Zoo’s historic site manager and Tennessee State Library & Archives digital materials librarian as they discuss the Croft family’s life in Cuba and how it led to the existence of the Nashville Zoo.

N Otherworld

Golden Hour Paper Fans

See Sunday, July 14.

N Dailey & Vincent 615-889-3060 ryman.com

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

R Father Daughter

Bake Night (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

All ages. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $50 per person. Dads and their girls can make chopped salad with ranch, mini meatloaf, cheesy mashed potatoes, green beans and individual banana cream pies.

W FREE Hike

N The Isley Brothers:

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

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

60th Anniversary Tour

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40 - $130. A night of soul, funk, R&B and rock music.

S Way Back

with a Naturalist

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

Wednesday: Tree Identification (Register)

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. 10:30 a.m. $5. Kids can enjoy a “Cooking Around Town” program.

Ages 8 - 14. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5. Richard Saltzman from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture teaches kids about native trees.

N Mary J. Blige

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

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615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $46.50 - $251.50. A night of R & B music.

S FREE Music on Main

W FREE Crafternoon

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

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

All ages. Main Street Park, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Entice performs funk and R&B.

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N Creative Zone:

Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

FIFTH ANNUAL WATERFEST at Cumberland Park in Nashville takes place Sunday, July 14. Kids can have fun getting soaked on inflatable water slides, plus there will be lots of water education exhibits to explore.

Brentwood. 12 - 1 p.m. Make themed craft projects.

Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road,

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THINGS TO DO N Dive-In Movie 615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 8:30 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 39.99; $21.99 after 4 p.m.). Enjoy a screening of Incredibles 2 by the wave pool.

615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org

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

W FREE Franklin

Encounter

See Friday, July 21.

S Pioneer Pals:

Going on a Bear Hunt (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Learn the letter B and number 6 while touching real bear items. Bring your favorite stuffed bear and dress for a mess.

W FREE Pizza & Pages

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

Girl of the Year, enjoy savory delights, sweet treats and social time.

S FREE Third

Thursday on Main

downtowngallatin.com

All ages. Historic Downtown Gallatin, 146 N. Water Ave., Gallatin. 6:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music, food and family fun.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

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

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

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

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W Teatime with

Behlehem UMC Fish Fry

Blaire Wilson (Register)

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 3+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. $15. Inspired by the 2019 American

W 45th Annual 615-794-6721 bethlehemumc.com

All ages. Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin. 4:30 - 8 p.m. $6 - $13. Enjoy all-you-can-eat farm-raised catfish dinners with live bluegrass and

swing music, a children’s play area and more.

R 52nd Annual

Murfreesboro Antique Show & Sale

601-906-3015 murfreesboroantiqueshow. com

All ages. Middle Tennessee Expo Center, 1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $7 includes all three days. Browse and buy antiques from dealers across the country.

R Character

Bounce (Register)

615-893-8386 bounceu.com/murfreesborotn

Movie in the Park

615-791-3217 franklintn.gov/parks

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

N Full Moon Pickin’ Party

warnerparks.org

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

S FREE Fun Friday: Goodlettsville WaterFest

615-851-2200 goodlettsvilleparks.com

Ages 7 & younger. BounceU Murfreesboro, 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $11.95. Meet Moana (11:30 a.m.) and have fun bouncing on indoor inflatables.

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Aiming to connect kids to our local waters, this educational outing includes a scavenger hunt, waterslide fun, prizes, food and more.

N Creative Zone:

N Intergalactic

Golden Hour Paper Fans

See Sunday, July 14.

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $39.50 - $79.50. A night of blues rock.

W FREE LEGO

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

N Otherworld

Grey & Mofro

615-889-3060 ryman.com

R Family

Float (Register)

OTHERWORLD ENCOUNTER is an exhibit experience fusing visual art and technology. The interactive journey features secret clues you must find and assemble in order to unlock a special room at the end. The exhibit runs July 5 - 21 at The Fairgrounds in Nashville.

stones and more.

N Jonny Lang and JJ

Mania (Register)

Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 2 p.m. Unleash creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

N Little River Band 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 8 p.m. $60 $95. Enjoy a night of hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

N Michael Bublé 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $69.50 - $144. A night of pop and vocal jazz music.

N Music City Jazz Festival

800-945-0078 musiccityjazzfest.com All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. Fri 6 p.m., Sat 12 p.m. $53.50 - $189.50. Music by Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Yellow Jackets, and several others.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

N FREE Night

Hike (Register)

Bead Show

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5. Shop the latest pearls, gem-

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 7 - 9 p.m. Enjoy the mystery of the park trails in the dark during this moderate three-mile hike.

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LUNCH & LEARN: NASHVILLE TO HAVANA 12 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bring your lunch to the Museum to hear a lunchtime lecture while you eat. Nashville Zoo exists today due to the foresight of two ladies, Margaret and Elise Croft. Join us for a presentation on the research conducted on the Croft family’s life in Cuba.

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This July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. To celebrate, there will be spacethemed activities for families and special programming for all ages throughout the day at the Museum. At 2 p.m., visitors are invited to screen a segment of the Nashville Public Television documentary “Chasing the Moon” from the American Experience series.

DAILY SUMMER EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

The Museum will be presenting free educational programs on a daily basis throughout July. Historic games and art activities will also be presented. Please visit tnmuseum.org for the daily schedule and more information.

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R FREE Third Friday

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615-893-0355 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 21+. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. 6:30 p.m. $75. An evening of traditional Southern food (catfish and fried chicken) and signature cocktails with live music by Parchcorn Rum Runners.

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

mer Party (Register)

N Otherworld Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

W Skate Night 615-799-9331 wcparksandrec.com

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

N FREE Tales at Twilight

615-862-8400 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville. 7 - 8 p.m. Enjoy the view of downtown Nashville while children’s entertainers perform.

N FREE Back Porch

Night Concert Series

SAT 20

Ice Cream Social & Pickin’ Party (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Bring a string instrument if you want to join the pickers’ circle, or just come to listen while sampling ice cream.

R 52nd Annual Mur-

S FREE Back-to-

See Friday, July 19.

615-859-3458 rivergate-mall.com

freesboro Antique Show & Sale

R Apollo 11 Anniver-

sary Celebration 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $8. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with an inflatable planetarium, learning how craters are formed through handson experiments, designing and testing stomp rockets and more.

School Expo & Book Bag Giveaway

All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. One-thousand book bags filled with school supplies will be handed out to students in grades 1 - 5. Other activities include face painters, balloon artists, character meet and greets, inflatables, vendors booths, a back-to-school fashion show with styles from Dillard’s, dance performances and more.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8480 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to waltz with live music by The Jazz Alliance.

W Blaire’s Braids with a Twist (Register)

800-247-5223 americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 9 - 10 a.m. $25. Learn to create special braids and other doll hair-styling techniques.

N Creative Zone:

Golden Hour Paper Fans See Sunday, July 14.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ sings jazz standards and pop favorites at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, July 19.

N FREE Farm Fun Days

615-837-5197 tnagmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 404 Hogan Road, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enjoy special hands-on farm-themed activities, view demonstrations, meet live animals, play games and more.

N Fostoria Glass Show

615-856-4259 fostoria-tennessee.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $6. Browse and buy American-made glassware.

W FREE Franklin Jr. Chess Club

615-786-0186 academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com Ages 12 & younger. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 3 - 4:30 p.m. Learn to play chess or take your skills to the next level.

N IMOMSOHARD 615-889-3060 ryman.com

Ages 18+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $39 - $49. Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley share a comedic look at their lives with their respective husbands, kids and dogs.

N Intergalactic Bead Show

See Friday, July 19.

N Junior Chef Class:

interact with kids and explore new music, then kids can make a musical craft.

N Lil’ Learnin’ Lane Museum Fun Day

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

Ages 3 - 5. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $12 adults, $3 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger. Explore transportation activity centers, hear a reading of Violet the Pilot, make paper planes and compete in paper plane races.

R Mother-Son Date Knight (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 4 - 6 p.m. $12 per person. A medieval night of honor, chivalry and fun for moms and their boys.

N Music City Jazz Festival

See Friday, July 19.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

N Otherworld Encounter

See Friday, July 5.

N Pancho Barraza 615-782-4040 tpac.org

Ice Cream Brownie Bowls (Register)

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $44.50 - $252.50. A night of Mexican music.

Ages 8 - 13. Williams-Sonoma, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. $40. Create a brownie bowl (you get to keep the pan) and fill it with freshly made ice cream.

W Riverbend

615-292-5066 williams-sonoma.com

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Kids’ Club

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

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Intersection musicians

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THINGS TO DO S Rock Castle

Songwriter Series

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

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

N Songwriting

Camp Showcase

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth

Ave. S., Nashville. 9 - 10:45 a.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 and younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Young songwriters will perform original songs written during the museum’s songwriting camp.

space-themed activities and programming. View fragments from the Moon’s surface brought back to Earth by the astronauts who took part in the first lunar landing. Then watch a segment of the documentary Chasing the Moon.

N FREE Space Day

R The Best Brunch

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, enjoy a day of

Kids’ Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $50. Learn to make breakfast potato hash,

cheesy scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, chocolate pancakes and more.

S The Lion King Sensory-Friendly Screening

615-451-9500 ncgmovies.com

All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin. 10 a.m. $6. See the new Lion King movie without previews, softer sound, lights no so dim. Kids can run around the theater and make noise, too.

SUN 21 R 52nd Annual

Murfreesboro Antique Show & Sale

See Friday, July 19.

N Creative Zone:

Golden Hour Paper Fans

See Sunday, July 14.

R Family Baking

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

N RuPaul’s Drag Race Live

615-782-4040 tpac.org Ages 12+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $44 - $122. Asia O’Hara hosts a night of over-the-top entertainment when season 11 queens work the runway showing off their fiercest looks.

Ages 5+. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $65 adults, $50 ages 5 - 17. Learn to make goodies like Flourless Chocolate Cake, Pecan-Sage Scones with Maple Butter, Cream Puffs, Rose Apple Tarts and more.

N Creative Zone:

615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 - 39.99). Celebrate Hispanic culture with music, ethnic food, dance troupes and more.

N Fostoria Glass Show

See Saturday, July 20.

N FREE Jazz on the Cumberland

615-731-9001 jazzonthecumberland.com

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All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $30 - $75. A night of urban gospel and hip hop.

MON 22

N Fiesta Day

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Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

THE LION KING sensory-friendly screening at NCG Cinema in Gallatin takes place Saturday, July 20.

N Kirk Franklin: The

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

Embellished Instruments

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Personalize paper instruments drawing inspiration from the instruments on display in the museum.

N Joe Bonamassa 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $91 - $201. A night of blues rock.

TUE 23 N Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments

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THEATER & DANCE

N ALIBIS

July 12 - 21 | Ages 10+ 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 - $17 adults, $12 - $14 youth. When a famous actress throws a party and winds up dead, it’s up to the guests to figure out who did it and how.

N ANNIE

July 11 - Aug. 3 | All ages 615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m. (plus 7:30 p.m. July 11 only), Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., plus Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, July 31 at 12 p.m. $35 adults, $20 students, $13 ages 12 & younger. The beloved musical about a feisty orphan girl who finds a forever home.

W FROZEN JR.

July 20 - 21 | All ages 615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players at the Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Sat 12 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. $13 - $25. A youth cast presents the live musical inspired by the 2013 Disney film.

S HENRY V

July 15 - 16 | All ages actorspointtheatre.com

Actors Point Theatre & Canasauga Shakespeare Coalition at Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Road, Hendersonville. 7:30 p.m. $10 - $20 adults, $5 ages 10 & younger, $25 for a carload of four. Shakespeare’s story of King Henry V of England.

N KODACHROME

July 19 - 28 | Ages 10+ 615-498-4077 | actorsbridge.org

Actors Bridge Ensemble at Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons and how we learn to say goodbye.

R THE LITTLE FOXES

July 12 - 21 | All ages 615-893-9825 | mltarts.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. This play focuses on the struggle for control of a family business.

W MAMMA MIA

July 20 - 21 | Ages 10+ 615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players at the Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. $13 -

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR, Nashville Children’s Theatre’s interactive “Snuggery” production for kids 5 and younger runs through Saturday, Aug. 3 at Lipscomb University. $25. A tale of love, laughter and friendship featuring the music of ABBA.

W MARY POPPINS JR.

Saturday, July 20 | All ages 615-678-4739 | expressioncity.com

The Royal E. Barberi Theatre at Expression City, 1724-B Gen. George Patton Drive, Brentwood. 5 p.m. $18 adults, $12 ages 10 & younger. Using magic and common sense, Mary Poppins teaches the Banks family how to value each other again.

N NEWSIES THE MUSICAL

July 18 - 27 | All ages audienceofoneproductions.com

Audience of One at the Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Thu (July 18 only) 7 p.m., Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 adults, $15 ages 3 - 11. The Disney musical inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City.

W PETER & WENDY

Friday, July 12 | All ages academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com

N SHOWMANCE

July 25 - Aug. 4 | All ages 615-818-7358 | thetheaterbug.org

The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. (plus 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 27) $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 11 & younger. This original musical gives audiences a backstage tour into the life of a theater kid.

N TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR

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

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

R WE WILL ROCK YOU

July 12 - 27 | Ages 12+ 615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com

Missoula Children’s Theatre at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 2 & 7 p.m. $5. Children in grades K - 8 present a unique twist on the Peter Pan story.

Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. This musical incorporating the hits of Queen features a futuristic cast of characters, including heroines Galileo and Scaramouche as they try to save the world from Killer Queen.

N RED, WHITE AND TUNA

R THE WIZ

July 18 - 21 | All ages 615-847-0934 | lakewoodtheatre.org

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. Two men play all the characters in the fictional small town of Tuna, Texas, during the town’s Fourth of July homecoming reunion and fireworks display.

July 5 - 21 | All ages 615-904-2787 | boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. Dorothy’s adventures in Oz set to a lively mix of rock, gospel and soul music.

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THINGS TO DO N Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7 p.m. $29 - $79. A night of rock music.

THU 25 W American Girl

Cake-Decorating Class (Register)

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

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 2 - 3:30 p.m. $35. Learn decorating basics while creating a six-inch personal cake.

KIDS WATER DAY features lots of games, relays and other splashtastic fun. It takes place Wednesday, July 24 at Franklin’s Pinkerton Park.

N Learn to Ice

R What’s Up Night

615-928-7977 nashvilleiceskate.com

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 3+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville. July 23 - Sept. 7. Choose Tue/ Thu 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. or Sat 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. $155 for seven classes, $275 all classes (includes skate rental). Nashville Skating Academy hosts this iceskating class for those interested in figure skating or hockey.

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 8 p.m. $3 per person or $10 per family. Embark on a hike in search of critters that become active at night like owls, frogs and insects.

Skate (Register)

Hike (Register)

N Nashville

WED 24

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

615-447-3614 thefireplacefellowship.com

Sounds Baseball

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

N FREE Raisin’

Hell(benders) and Other Salamanders in Middle Tennessee (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 5:30 p.m. Learn the natural history of rare creatures.

S Character Dinner All ages. The Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $3 suggested donation ages 13+, free ages 12 & younger. Enjoy dinner and mingling with Captain America, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man along with local firemen and police officers.

N Creative Zone:

Embellished Instruments

N Johnny Rivers 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40 - $100. Grammy winner Johnny Rivers brings his final tour to Nashville, performing songs from his 60-year career.

W FREE Kids Water Day

615-791-3217 franklintn.gov/parks All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bring swimsuits and beach towels for water relays, water balloons, water slides, beach balls and more.

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

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

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

R National Ice Cream Day

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Use an old-crank machine to make ice cream in less than five minutes.

N FREE The Garden Grows Green (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Discover the secrets of organic gardening, and find out how good a “green” vegetable tastes.

W FREE Breakout Room Club

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/departments/library Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 - 5 p.m. Participate in different breakout games.

N Creative Zone: Embellished Instruments

See Monday, July 22.

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

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. 10:30 a.m. $5. Kids can enjoy a Super Science program.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

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THINGS TO DO R FREE Splash Out! 615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 3 p.m. Kids can enjoy getting soaked under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department.

W Summer Night Hike (Register)

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org Ages 9+. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 7:30 - 9 p.m. $12. Bring a picnic to enjoy, then embark on a hike listening to the sounds of a southern summer night.

R FREE Teen Book Club

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org Grades 7 - 12. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 5 p.m. Read Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi in advance, and join the book discussion with popcorn and drinks.

R The Women’s Show

615-342-1919 facebook.com/ events/2735690453124324 Ages 18+. TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, 200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna. 5 - 7:30 p.m. $5. Unite with other women to learn about health, beauty and wellness while enjoying music, food, fashion, local vendors and door prizes.

N Vince Gill 615-889-3060 ryman.com

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

FRI 26 N 10th Annual

Madison Train Show

615-612-3324 cityroadchapel.org/trainshow All ages. City Road Chapel Methodist Church, 701 Gallatin Pike S., Madison. Fri 2 - 6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. $7 adults, $3 ages 4 - 12, free ages 3 & younger. Operating layouts of various scales, train-related exhibits, vendors from three states, door prizes, food and more.

R FREE 41st Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

615-494-8961 walkinghorseowners.com

music, old-time dance competitions, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and more.

N Chelsea Handler 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $47 - $67. A night of stand-up comedy.

N Classic Albums

Live: Led Zeppelin II

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 8 p.m. $30 - $50. Craig Martin and band perform the entire Led Zeppelin II album with the second set devoted to Zeppelin favorites and deep cuts.

All ages. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. Today through Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. One of the most renowned Walking Horse shows in the country takes place in the ‘Boro.

N Creative Zone:

R Animal

615-459-9773 townofsmyrna.org

615-893-8386 bounceu.com/murfreesborotn

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

Bounce (Register)

Ages 7 & younger. BounceU Murfreesboro, 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $11.95. Enjoy a morning of bouncing fun along with a live animal presentation.

W FREE Bluegrass

Along the Harpeth Fiddlers Jamboree

bluegrassalongtheharpeth. com All ages. Historic Downtown Franklin, 106 Third Ave. N., Franklin. Fri 7 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Live bluegrass

Embellished Instruments

See Monday, July 22.

R FREE Creek

Peek (Register)

N Dive-In Movie 615-889-4050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 8:30 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 439.99; $21.99 after 4 p.m.). Enjoy a screening of SpiderMan: Into the Spider-Verse by the wave pool.

N Family Tie Dye Friday (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 4:30 5:30 p.m. Learn about some of Tennessee’s native mammals and feel their pelts.

Ages 4 - 10. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $40. Bring a white shirt and learn how to tie dye it.

N FREE Mathnasium

N Golden Girls Event

Ages 5 - 15. Mathnasium, 3748 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Play a variety of games and enjoy snacks.

615-942-7169 greendoorgourmet.com

Adults. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville. 6:30 - 9 p.m. $57. Abbey Moore with The Perfect Little Store hosts a night out with Golden Girls-themed DIY stations, a cheesecake bar, karaoke, photo booths, swag bags, drinks and more.

W Kelly Willis &

Bruce Robison’s Beautiful Lie Tour

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

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

N KORN &

Alice in Chains

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 6 p.m. $33.85 - $104. A night of rock music.

W FREE Mammal

Pelts of Tennessee (Register)

Game Night

615-891-3384 mathnasium.com/greenhills

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

615-862-5016 nashvilleflea.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop for treasures with a “Sun Kissed Summer” theme.

W FREE Night

Hike (Register)

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 7:30 - 9 p.m. Embark on a hike calling for owls.

N One Nation Under a Groove Tour

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 6 p.m. $35 - $55. Enjoy a night of funk music during George Clinton’s farewell tour.

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14899 All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez

R FREE Young

Readers Book Club

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

Grades 3 - 6. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 4 p.m. Read Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run by Tom Angleberger in advance, and join the book discussion with popcorn and drinks.

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THE 10TH ANNUAL MADISON TRAIN SHOW takes place July 26 - 27 at City Road Chapel Methodist Church.

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THINGS TO DO N Red, White & Zoo 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

Ages 21+. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 7 - 10 p.m. $65 - $125, $30 DDs (discounts for members). Wander the zoo trails while enjoying unlimited samples of wine and craft beers. Plus, there’s live music, animal encounters, food vendors and more.

N FREE Tales at Twilight

N Bluebird on the

Mountain (Register)

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

All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville. 7 - 8 p.m. Enjoy the view of downtown Nashville while children’s entertainers perform.

for Kids and Teens (Register)

N 10th Annual

Madison Train Show

See Friday, July 26.

N 40th Annual L’ete

615-890-7116 gfckidz.org

Ages 7 - 17. Boys and Girls Club of Murfreesboro, 820 Jones Blvd., Murfreesboro. 12 - 5 p.m. Kids can try out for the Sept. 7 talent show in the following categories: singing, dancing, modeling, art, drama, instrumental.

Hot HAPPENIN’

in’ Party (Register)

R FREE 41st Annual

N Creative Zone:

Embellished Instruments

See Monday, July 22.

N Dog Days

at The Hermitage

N FREE Big

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

615-862-8480 nashville.gov/parks

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

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to rumba with live music by The Paul Ross Orchestra.

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N Cornelia Fort Pick-

Ages 21+. JW Marriott, 201 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville, Nashville. 5:30 p.m. $350. Nashville Wine Auction hosts this evening raising money to fight cancer. Enjoy a wine-infused night including a reception, silent auction, seated dinner and live auction.

Band Dance

Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn the background of the steel guitar and hear examples of its sound.

R FREE Generation

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $55. Learn cake icing basics, fundamentals of frosting, decorating techniques and more.

All ages. Cornelia Fort Airpark, 1093 Shadow Lane, Nashville. 6 p.m. $12 adults (includes one drink ticket), $5 ages 12 - 20, free ages 11 & younger. Music by The Farmer & Adele, The Cowpokes and Greg Garing. Food trucks include Alexander’s Catering, That Awesome Taco Truck, Gypsy Crepe Co. and King of Pops.

See Friday, July 26.

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

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

corneliafortpickinparty.org

International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

R Cake Decorating

Du Vin (Register)

nashvillewineauction.com/ lete-du-vin

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

Along the Harpeth Fiddlers Jamboree

See Friday, July 26.

Guitar: Kacey Musgraves Style

Spectacular (Register)

W FREE Bluegrass

615-862-8400 nashville.gov/parks

SAT 27

N Explore Steel

W Doll Hair Salon

Williamson Parent’s Back-to-School Fair Saturday, July 27

Get set for another fun-filled year of learning by discovering local resources and enrichment programs.

G

et a head start on your child’s return to the classroom at Williamson Parent’s Back-toSchool Fair on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). Admission is free. The Back-to-School Fair boasts several vendors with educational resources, after-school enrichment programs and more. There will be on-

stage performances by local music, theater and dance schools. Plus, moms can find beauty, health and wellness resources. Kids can look forward to face painting and character appearances, and the event also includes fun contests and prize giveaways with Anna Marie of Mix 92.9. Call 615-256-2158, ext. 130, or visit nashvilleparent.com/btsf19. (turn to page 67)

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THINGS TO DO R Splash Bash 615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $13.99 adults, $11.99 ages 2 - 12. Cool off on inflatable water slides, the splash pad and bubble blast. Play water balloon toss games, enjoy ice cream and explore all the farm’s other attractions.

N FREE Nashville

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

615-678-7722 musiccitybrewersfest.com

See Friday, July 26.

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about unique amphibians.

All ages. Walk of Fame Park, 121 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville. 5 - 9 p.m. One of the biggest beer festivals in the country lets you sample the goods from more than 50 local, regional, national and import breweries. Plus, food trucks, live music and more. Part of the proceeds benefits the Nashville Humane Association.

Salamanders

R FREE Kayak Float (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

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

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the Greek myth of the birth of Athena from Zeus’ head, then create art inspired by the story.

Brewer’s Festival

N Music City Triathlon

team-magic.com/events/153 All ages. Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave., Nashville. 6 a.m. $110 - $210. Choose sprint or intermediate distances during this run/bike/ swim event that includes relay team options. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Flea Market

N Nashville SC Soccer

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com

Embellished Instruments

Ages 5 - 12. Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Get soaked on the splash pad, inflatable waterslides and more.

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville. Sat - Sun 9:50 a.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice and stick around for player autographs.

N FREE Trail

Dogs (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 7 - 10 a.m. Volunteer to help clean up the trails during the “dog days of summer.”

W FREE Williamson Parent’s Back-toSchool Fair

See page 65.

N FREE National

N Yoga Under the

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Nashville Ballet Studios, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nashville Ballet hosts a day of dance classes for all ages, plus you can learn choreography by the Dizzy Feet Foundation and watch the Ballet’s Summer Intensive Pre-Professional Showcase.

N Creative Zone:

N FREE Frist

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 7 p.m. $12 - $30. Versus Indy Eleven.

Dance Day

See Friday, July 26.

615-758-6522 mjparksandrec.org

Training Camp

N FREE Music City

International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

See Monday, July 22.

titansonline.com

N FREE iSpy:

R FREE 41st Annual

N FREE Splash Day

N FREE Titans

NATIONAL DANCE DAY is Saturday, July 27, and Nashville Ballet hosts a day of free family fun that includes dance classes for all ages, choreography instruction with the Dizzy Feet Foundation and a peek at the Ballet’s Summer Intensive Pre-Professional Showcase.

SUN 28

Stars (Register)

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

Film Screening

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a screening of Coco, the story of young Miguel’s dream of becoming an accomplished musician despite his family’s generations-old ban on music.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, July 26.

W Sunset

Concert Series

615-794-0903 boft.org

All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin. 6 - 8 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the gate adults, $5 ages 6 - 15, free ages 5 & younger. Bring blankets, chairs and picnics for an evening of music with Resurrection - A Journey Tribute Band.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

See Saturday, July 27.

N Why Don’t We 615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7 p.m. $29 - $60. A night of pop music.

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THINGS TO DO

MON 29 R FREE 41st Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

See Friday, July 26.

W Blaire’s Braids

with a Twist (Register)

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

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 9 - 10 a.m. $25. Learn to create special braids and other doll hair-styling techniques.

N Creative Zone:

Outlaw Style Vests

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Explore the style of the outlaws, then customize your own paper vest to express your style.

N Creative Zone:

Outlaw Style Vests

See Monday, July 29.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the El Paso Chihuahuas.

WED 31 R FREE 41st Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

See Friday, July 26.

S Character Dinner 615-447-3614 thefireplacefellowship.com

All ages. The Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville. 6 - 7:30 p.m.

$3 suggested donation ages 13+, free ages 12 & younger. Enjoy dinner before fun on the video game truck with Mario and Sonic the Hedge Hog.

N Creative Zone:

Outlaw Style Vests

See Monday, July 29.

R Happy Birthday Harry! (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Dress as your favorite character and celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with games and activities.

N Happy

Together Tour

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $49 - $75. A night of music with The Turtles, Chuck

Negron, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams and others.

N John Cusack 615-782-4040 tpac.org

Ages 12+. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $39.75 - $152.50. After a screening of Say Anything, John Cusack leads a conversation about his career and the making of the movie.

W FREE Kids’ Hour with Ginger Sands

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

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

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the El Paso Chihuahuas.

R Smyrna Strokes:

Harry Potter Painting (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Smyrna Train Depot, 98 Front St., Smyrna. 3 - 5 p.m. $10. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a themed painting project.

N FREE Things

That Fly (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Discover animals that fly and how they do it.

N REO Speedwagon 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40 - $125. A night of rock music.

TUE 30 R FREE 41st Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

See Friday, July 26.

R FREE Animal

Tracks and Signs

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 5+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 - 11 a.m. Take an animal sign quiz, make an animal track replica out of plaster of Paris, then hit the trail to look for tracks and signs.

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NASHVILLE SC steps away from First Tennessee Park for its home game on Saturday, July 27. Instead, you can cheer for our local soccer team at Nissan Stadium when they challenge Indy Eleven. Game time is 7 p.m.

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THINGS TO DO

ONGOING EVENTS S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

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

N FREE Adventure Club

615-862-5854 library.nashville.org Grades K - 4. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. Every Tue 4 p.m. Crafts, activities, special guests, movies and more.

W Archery

Homeschool Day (Register)

615-566-5187 musiccityarchery. com

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

AR Workshops DIY Projects (Register) arworkshop.com

2022 Lindell Ave., Nashville (615258-5569); 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-9, Franklin (615-285-4292); 1984 Providence Pkwy., Ste. 102, Mt. Juliet (615-2125676). Choose from a variety of projects to personalize ranging from canvas pillows to wooden signs and more. Prices vary per project.

N Blue Heron Nature Cruises

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

W Brain Blast Trivia Night

615-790-2309 puckettsboathouse.com All ages. Puckett’s Boat House, 94 E. Main St., Franklin. Every Wed 6 - 8:30 p.m. $10 food

and beverage minimum per participant. Put your pop-culture knowledge to the test during this trivia competition.

N FREE Frist

N Little Art House

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

Craft Love DIY Workshops (Register)

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

Ages 10 months+. 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. A large range of art classes for children and adults take place weekly, including drop-in creative play sessions for kids. Prices vary per class. A $5 first-class option applies only to Creative Play and Kids Art Drop-In sessions. Other ongoing classes this month include Mini Makers and Petite Painters, both for ages 10 months - 4 years.

craftlove.com

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

N Early Explorers 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Every Mon 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (no program July 1). $10.95 ages 6+, $4.95 ages 5 & younger, $2 planetarium show (discounted admission is for arrivals prior to 9:40 a.m.). Enjoy breakfast, see a planetarium show, listen to a story and play in the preschool area.

W FREE Friday Movie Nights

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

Architecture Tour

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

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. Every Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat at 7 p.m. (some nights include a second 9:30 p.m. show). $45 - $110. Enjoy classic and current country artists.

R KidFIT:

Movers and Shakers (Register)

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

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

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

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

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

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

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

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

SONIC THE HEDGE HOG and Mario both make an appearance during the Character Dinner at The Fireplace Fellowship in Hendersonville on Wednesday, July 31.

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N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

615-514-3474 aquariumrestaurants.com

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

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

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

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

Ages 2+. Hamilton Creek Park, 2901 Bell Road, Nashville. Every Sun 2 - 5 p.m. $12 per racer, free for spectators (practices take place Tue & Thu 6 - 8 p.m. for $5). Girls and boys can participate in the thrill of bike racing in a three-lap race around a quarter-mile track. Little kids can use balance bikes and striders.

W FREE Music in the Vines

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

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615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

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

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

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R FREE Summer

R Trail Worms

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 7 & younger. Old Fort Park Trailhead, 916 Golf Lane, Murfreesboro. Fri 10 - 10:45 a.m. Discover native plants and animal species through walks, songs and stories.

Break Animal Encounters

N Tuesdays for Tots

All ages. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. A variety of chef demonstrations and cooking classes take place regularly. Enjoy Music at the Market Sun 11 a.m. & Fri 5 p.m.

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. Every Mon, Wed & Fri in July and August 11 11:30 a.m. Meet and learn about one of the center’s resident educational animals.

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

N FREE Parnassus

S FREE Summer

R Water Polo

615-953-2243 parnassusbooks.net

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N Nashville

Farmers’ Market

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Storytime

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

R PPCC Summer Enrichment Program

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Through July 26: Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $3. Sports, wellness, cultural arts and character development activities.

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

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

N FREE State Museum Highlight Tours

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

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

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Concert Series

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

N Thursday Night Out

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Every Thu, June 6 - Oct. 24, from 5 - 9 p.m. $10 adults, $6.50 ages 3 - 17. Live music, lawn games, casual cuisine, bar stations and more.

S FREE Tot Time: Gym

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

S FREE Tot Time: Imagination

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com Ages 2 - 5. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. Every Thu 9 - 11 a.m. Children can play at the Imagination Playground while parents socialize.

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

R Wild Things

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

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THINGS TO DO

Shawn Mendes plays Bridgestone Arena on Friday, Aug. 2. Photo credit: Kevin Mazur.

>> Mark your calendars for these August happenings. SHAWN MENDES Friday, Aug. 2

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville bridgestonearena.com

WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR Aug. 2 - 10

Ag Expo Park, Franklin williamsoncountyfair.org

TOMATO ART FEST Aug. 9 - 10

Five Points, East Nashville tomatoartfest.com

SWEET CORN FUN FEST Saturday, Aug. 17

Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville luckyladdfarms.com

ZZZOOFARI SLUMBER Saturday, Aug. 31

Nashville Zoo, Nashville nashvillezoo.org

N FREE Yoga in the Park

615-741-5280 facebook.com/ events/173541773588018 All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville. Every Tue 6 - 7 p.m. Bring your own mat (or towel) for a complimentary yoga class for all levels led by Mary Catherine Hoffner (weather permitting; visit the site for updates if the weather is iffy).

R Youth

Volleyball Class

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

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Wilson County Fairgrounds Lebanon wilsoncountyfair.net The biggest county fair in Middle Tennessee returns with lots of rides, animal shows, live entertainment and a new ice-cream eating contest.


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Camps, Summer Programs and After-School Activities ACADEMICS Franklin Road Academy Summer Programs 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville fracamps.com • fracamps@franklinroadacademy.com

Lucky Ladd Farm 615-369-4546

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

Providence Christian Academy

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

615-904-0902

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

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

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

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

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

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

615-472-9471

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

Dance in Bloom 615-556-7370

615-274-3786

7982-A Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com

615-662-4819

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

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

615-867-6900

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

714 S. Church Street, Murfreesboro

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The Dancer’s School

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

615-907-1155

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

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

615.790-7660

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

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

615-371-8086

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

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

615-301-8589

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

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

615-416-2001

workshops led by special guests, and more. Campers enjoy unlimited access to the museum galleries, participate in a group recording session at historic RCA Studio B and present a showcase on the final day.

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

615-678-4739

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

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

615-254-9103

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

FITNESS/SPORTS Beyond Aquatics

236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro beyondaquatics.com

615-962-9500

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

Boost Aquatics

11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville boostfitclub.com/aquatics

615-662-8989

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

Aspiring songwriters can hone their craft, learn from professionals, and make new friends. Camp includes one-on-one mentoring sessions, instrument instruction, performance coaching, demo recording,

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

615-890-6755 615-893-6003

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

David Deaton Karate

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

Voted the #1 martial arts school in Williamson, Sumner and Wilson counties. Now registering for $99 summer camp. Final session starts Jul. 15. Call for more information and to register.

E.T.C. Gymnastics

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

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

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

Harvest Martial Arts

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

615-224-3851

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

Music City Archery

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

Music City Indoor Karting

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

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

My Gym

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood mygym.com/brentwood

615-371-5437

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

One Goal Sports

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

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

NATURE Camp Tanase

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

615-306-0611

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

615-566-5187

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

615-242-3275

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Code Ninjas Franklin

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin codeninjas.com

615-640-2633

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

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

mrbondscienceguy.com 615-573-2702

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

Lessons • Camps • Birthdays • Training th: July 20 Come Dreams cess in True Pr Camp pm 1pm - 4

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

615-862-5177

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

STEM Builders

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

615-583-9880

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

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

(615) 556-7370 6331 Franklin Rd. Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Harrisridingacademy.com

615-794-2918

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

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

615-794-2918

Age-graded small groups. Day Camps: 5 yrs. - grade 5. Adventure Day Camps: grades 6 - 8. Bus

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transportation. Extended care. Fun adventures. New friendships. No technology. Lake activities, pedal karts, obstacle course, games, archery, crafts, climbing tower, creek wading, songs, Bible study and more. Adventure Camps also include survival skills: shelter building, fire starting, knot tying, navigation, lashing and more.

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

615-383-0661

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

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

615-298-5514

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

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

615-356-5600

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

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

615-966-1600

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

YMCA Camp Ocoee

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

423-338-5588

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

YMCA Day Camps

ymcamidtn.org/programs/camp

615-259-9622

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

YMCA Summer Adventure

Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

615-259-3418

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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

615-360-2267

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

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS Stewart’s Creek Church of Christ

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

615-459-6928

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

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one-on-one swimming instruction tailored to fit your schedule. Beyond Aquatics will have you or your little one swimming in typically 7 to 10 lessons. We specialize in working with all special needs, medical conditions, and ages.

Murfreesboro • 615-962-9500 manager@beyondaquatics.com


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BESIDE THE COOL SPRINGS GALLERIA ESCAPE ROOMS

QUARANTINE

The military holds secrets of a previous zombie apocalypse. Enter the quarantine and decipher its mysteries to save humanity.

THE UNITED ESCAPES OF AMERICA Suspicion of a secret agent. Does he work for us or someone else? The clues hold the answers.

MAD SCIENTIST

Something’s not right in this office. Now the scientist himself needs your help.

THE GRAND ILLUSION Your team must return the Magic Book of Secrets to it’s rightful owner!

UNIQUE, ENGAGING, MEMORABLE KIDS & FAMILY PARTIES! www.ExtremeEscapeGames.net

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MARKETPLACE Guitar Lessons for Kids Demo Production & more

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• Paisley Hall Preschool•

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

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES

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

DRIVERS WANTED to deliver Nashville, Williamson, Sumner & Rutherford Parent (van or truck required)

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BEHIND THE SCENES

AT JULY’S COVER KID PHOTO SHOOT!

OUTTAKES

For the cover of this month’s issue, Nashville Parent took Cover Kid Ellington to the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Nashville. Ellington and her mom, Emily, met up with our “shoot” team at Nashville Parent then everyone caravaned over to the bridge on a bright, sunny day. Ellington had fun showing her patriotic spirit as we walked the bridge. This little firecracker is ready for the Fourth of July and to see the

skies light up with fireworks. It was fun taking in the sights of Nashville’s ever-growing skyline from our perspective on the bridge. Your child can be on our magazine cover, too. Submit a recent photo of your child (within the past 12 months) to nashvilleparent.com under the “Contests” tab at the top of the homepage. If your child is chosen, you will be contacted via e-mail. Please refrain from submitting children wearing sunglasses.

WE ALL BECAME TOURISTS FOR THE DAY WITH A LONG WALK ON THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE. WHAT A SIGHT TO SEE! 84 july 2019

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR

Nashville Children’s Theatre Return to The Snuggery! Little Star isn’t in the nighttime sky! Where can he be? In this play designed for ages 0-5, the audience helps two Starkeepers search the galaxy to solve a mystery. Involving songs and props, the very young and their adults join this interactive mission to find a missing star.

June 14-August 4, 2019 Tickets: NashvilleCT.org or 615-252-4675

By Ernie Nolan Performed at

25 Middleton Street, Nashville, TN 37210 - FREE PARKING ON SITE

Summer Drama Camps Spend a week at NCT!

Continuing until August 2, 2019 More info/Enroll online: NashvilleCT.org Questions? Contact Jackie at 615-254-9103

For Ages 4-18


Enroll Today!

Request Enrollment Brochure Classes begin August 12th. Wee-school after Labor Day.

thedancersschool@live.com or call 615-907-1155 2159 N. Thompson Ln, C-5, C-7 Murfreesboro, TN 37129 www.thedancersschool.com

Dancer’s School the

Dear Parents and Students,

Fall Open House, Saturday, August 3rd 9-noon. Classes begin August 12th. Wee-School Begins After Labor Day.

Welcome to The Dancer’s School. From pre-school to aspiring professionals, our classes offer opportunities for everyone. The complete listing for fall classes may be found at www.thedancersschool. com. With a legacy of dance excellence and cost effective pricing The Dancer’s School offers a comprehensive program in the mid-state area. Classes include the ever popular Wee-school Department and hippy hop, challenging ballet technique and pointe classes, Broadway jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, adult tap, and a dynamic, ever popular hip hop program. With a stellar faculty we believe dance classes should be fun, well organized, with age appropriate objectives and well planned classes. With multiple Rutherford Magazine Parenting Awards DS endeavors to provide a positive environment in which to pursue dance goals and dreams. Questions? For a quick response email thedancersschool@live.com. Class sizes are limited. Enroll today by emailing a request for registration materials. We look forward to talking with you or meeting with you at August Open House.

Blessings, Jimmi Lou Tate, Director Jordan Tate, Assistant Director


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Brentwood

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Franklin

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So Much More

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Come see The Academy for yourself!

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