Nashville Parent magazine July 2022

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JULY 2022 EVERY. FAMILY. MATTERS.

Take A Walk On the

ARTS SIDE! How to Raise an "Original" Does Your Kid Have What it Takes for TV?

THINGS TO DO

Middle TN Arts Preview / Bluegrass Along the Harpeth / Fireworks for the Fourth Free Outdoor Concerts & Movies / Hamilton / Nashville SC / Pickin' Parties / Sounds' Baseball & More!

BIZ 4 FAMILIES: Local Businesses Making a Difference for Families


Because together, we do big things. Ranked among the best in the nation. For the 16th year, U.S. News & World Report has named Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt the No. 1 children’s hospital in Tennessee and the Southeast, ranked in 10 out of 10 specialties, among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation. That means whether you are seeking care for common conditions or complex challenges, your child is getting the very best, close to home. Visit ChildrensHospitalVanderbilt.org/best to learn more about our nationally ranked pediatric specialties.


THE ORIGINAL FORTNITE CHAMPIONS Replace screen time with a quest to the past and dive into the thrilling tale of the European knight. This exhibition showcases more than one hundred rare objects, including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, helmets, swords, and other weaponry. Join resident knight Sir Marco in a knowledge quest through the galleries, then design your own tournament shield, fashion horse armor, and much more in the interactive Martin ArtQuest ® Gallery. Plan your next adventure at the Frist! Admission is always free for youth ages 18 and younger!

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Mounted figure with equestrian bard: Italian (Brescia). Suit of armor, 1560–65. Steel, mail, bronze, leather, and fabric, total height: 74 3/4 in.; European. Chanfron, mid-16th century. Steel and leather, 27 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 13 in.; European. Bit and bridle, 16th century. Steel and bronze, 3 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 9 in.; European. Stirrups, 16th century. Steel and leather, 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 5 7/8; European. Elements of barding (peytral and crupper), 19th century. Fabrics, 34 5/8 x 41 3/8 x 15 in. Collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy


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Inside:

18 Socializing

Babies & Toddlers Now more than ever, it’s time to bring the little ones out of their shells.

the arts 21 “Annnd ... Action!” Getting kids into TV and film takes a lot.

25 Raising an Original A kid’s unique gifts can be drawn out by leaning into theater, art, music or dance programs.

Things to Do! 43

Nashville Shores hosts “Dive In” movies at the wave pool on Fridays evenings this month.

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Daily Events

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Fourth of July Fun!

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Middle TN Performing Arts Preview

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On Your Radar

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Patriotic Quotes to Honor America This Month

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Feedback “My 6-year-old girl had a wart removed last spring, but it’s back. Is there anything I can do to make it go away?”

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“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on Earth.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady

“It’s important because we let people know why America is what it is. It’s about an ideal and that ideal is freedom for everybody.” — Oprah Winfrey, producer and author

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Just Let the Playdough Colors Mix

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ou could say our toddler’s obsession with playdough was love at first sight. Since the very first time he smushed his little fingers in one of the cups and watched the bright-yellow substance ooze around his hand, he was hooked. We were still in that “new parent worrying phase,” so we hovered around him like little helicopters, constantly making sure he wasn’t choking or trying to put it somewhere it didn’t belong. We found out quickly that this was a losing battle. Whatever we told him not to do — “Don’t put the playdough in your mouth,” “Don’t smush it in the couch,” “Don’t mix the colors,” etc. — he was more inclined to do it (with a little grin on his face). Eventually, we realized something that has since changed our lives: once you stop being stressed about your child mixing the playdough colors, the second part of your life begins. Obviously, the metaphor here is bigger than playdough; this applies to our parenting-style in general. When you ease off the gas pedal a bit as a parent, you give your kid the chance to take the wheel in the decision making. Toddlers are curious by nature and smarter than we sometimes think they are, so let them be! As parents, it’s important to eventually take a step back and a deep breath. Toddlers LOVE to test boundaries, and that’s not always a bad thing. Allowing them to play independently and figure things out on their own will help them (and you!) later on in their lives. It’s a difficult job. We need to keep one eye on our child now — his stressors, strengths, emotions — and one eye on the adult we are trying to raise. Getting him from here to there involves some struggle, for him as well as for us. The important thing is to allow the struggle. Allow disappointment, but be there to help him work through failure if need be. According to Deborah Gilboa, M.D., founder of AskDoctorG.com, “remembering to look for opportunities to take one step back from solving our child’s problems will help us build the resilient, self-confident kids we need.” So next time you bust out the playdough, or any other messy item, let your child do his thing! Let those colors mix, because when they do, they make new, exciting colors (at least until eventually turning brown). Also, they learn something new! Eventually, the goal is to have your kid(s) need you less. I’d love to have my kid need me forever, but that’s what pets are for, not children. It’s your job to slowly work your way out of the picture. Brutal, but that’s love.

Oh, and in case you need it, here’s a recipe for the best homemade “no cook” playdough this side of the Mississippi: 1. Two-and-a-half cups of flour 2. One-and-a-quarter cups salt 3. One-and-a-half tablespoons Cream of Tartar 4. Five tablespoons of vegetable oil 5. Two cups boiling water 6. Food coloring or liquid watercolors

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FEED BACK QUESTION: “My 6-year-old had a small wart removed in the spring, but it has grown back. Is there anything I can put on it to help it not be so bothersome to her? We are switching dermatologists ...”

PESKY WARTS IN CHILDREN “Ok, so something like this happened to me. It was not a wart, after all. It was called pyogenic granuloma and it was actually small blood vessels together that looked like a wart to me. I had to get it cut out and they can come back. Google it and see if that’s what it might be?” Margaret Woodis “Apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball, then covered with a bandage! Repeat every other night. My daughter had them on her hands/fingers and this helped them go away super quickly!” Angela Oram “My son has one on his foot and his doctor told us duct tape for six days then leave off for 24 hours, then repeat till gone.”

“My husband and I had warts. He went to the doctor and had his removed and it came back. I removed mine using a home remedy and it did not come back. Warts have seeds that are deep below the surface. Burning them off won’t reach the seeds. Garlic draws them out to the surface. Gone for good.” Mary Beth Bast “Took daughter to dermatologist and she put “bug juice” on it and it went away and never came back.” Alisha Heath “My son had one on the bottom of his foot and I used apple cider vinegar as a couple of people mentioned and it worked great. It has been over a year and it has not come back.”

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Andrea Scott Hastings

“To treat warts with garlic, crush up one clove and mix it with water. Apply to the wart and cover with a bandage. Repeat daily for three-to-four weeks.

“My grandson had one on his elbow. I used a circle of the real duct tape gray (not the decorative ones sold in stores); go to Lowe’s or Home Depot and ask for the original. I put one on ev-

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ery day and it slowly dissolved. It worked great and never came back.” Cheryl Karcher Taraska “I would be careful about using duct tape. I tried it and the glue from it burned my skin after a day. I would keep it clean with alcohol and use some kind of over-the-counter wart bandage.” John Ayers “This doesn’t help with the current pain, but wanted to share what we tried: my daughter had some removed and it was painful. I looked into natural remedies and tried “Thuja Cccidentalis.” She used for a few days and they disappeared and didn’t return. That was about four years ago! We bought this at Sprouts.” Tracy Gillian Hollis

Myths About Warts, Frogs and Toads

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arts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They come in many varieties, including plantar warts (commonly found on the bottoms of the feet) and common warts (dome-shaped; commonly on the hands). Contrary to fairy tale lore, toads and frogs have nothing to do with HPV and you can’t get a wart by touching one. Many people think that warts can’t be treated, but they can. There are many treatments both surgical and non-surgical. Talk to your dermatologist about the best treatment for your child. SOURCE: healthline.com.

“Duct tape. All you need.” Lisa Davis “Duct tape!” Anna G. Cunningham

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ED NOTE: Opinions expressed in “Feedback” are those of the contributors. Please consult with a pediatrician for a professional opinion for any medical issues related to your child.


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All of these kids are named Ryman! From ages 3 to 18, these “Rymans” posed on the historic Ryman stage in honor of the Ryman’s 130th birthday! Photographed by John Sherlock of Headlock Studios.

The Ryman Celebrates 130 Years with More Music & Experiences than Ever To mark the occasion, we photographed seven “Rymans” at the Ryman.

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yman Auditorium has been hallowed ground for performers and artists since 1892. From Houdini to comedian Charlie Chaplin, Teddy Roosevelt to MLK and from Dolly Parton to Lizzo, this stage has welcomed diverse acts and music of all genres, creating the “Soul of Nashville.” In honor of its 130th anniversary this year, the venue is celebrating with new residencies, performances, tour experiences, events, giveaways and more. Shows this month alone include The Masked Singer National Tour on July 6; Hanson on July 15; School of Rock (benefiting Autism TN) on July 20; The Steeldrivers on July 21; and Ricky Skaggs on July 28, among others. Check out the box to the right for more performances coming up this year. The Ryman’s revamped daytime tours take attendees through the past and present of the historic venue. These happen at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily through September 30. Cost is $27 for adults and $17 for children ages 4 - 11. For more information on Ryman Auditorium’s 130th Anniversary Celebration visit ryman.com/ryman-130-celebration.

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Mark Your Calendars! • Vince Gill August 4 - 7 • Lady A August 13 - 14 • John Mulaney August 25 - 28 • Brian Wilson September 22 • Jason Isbell October 14 - 23 • Disney Junior November 13 • The Piano Guys November 30 • Amy Grant & Vince Gill December 12 - 21

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New Book Aims to Change the Negative Narrative for Boys

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hy do men die by suicide at a rate four times higher than women? It’s one of the questions longtime Nashville licensed counselor David Thomas of DayStar Ministries felt compelled to investigate for his newly released book, Raising Emotionally Strong Boys (Bethany House; $16.99), already a bestseller on Amazon. Thomas, who has more than 25 years of counseling experience, says that many boys are never given the tools they need to learn how to deal with their emotions in a healthy way, leaving them prone to succumbing to these devastating statistics. Males have difficulty identifying how they feel about significant life events. They’re also resistant to act when they don’t feel physically or mentally well, and they can engage in more risky activities that are harmful to their health. In addition to his new book, Thomas also has a new workbook

________________ • THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM will highlight the musical contributions of Chris Stapleton in its newest exhibition, Chris Stapleton: Since 1978. The exhibit, which opens July 1 and runs through May 14, 2023, chronicles the course of Stapleton’s multi-faceted musical career from his Kentucky roots and success as a Nashville songwriter to his rise to stardom as one of country music’s most powerful and unique voices. For more information, visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org. • THE SMYRNA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER’S new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get

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out, specifically for boys ages 6 - 12, called Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions (Bethany House; $11.69) aimed at reaching boys in their formative years. “We want to coach boys in the hard work of building emotional muscles,” writes Thomas. “For many boys, the muscles are simply weak or underdeveloped. Building emotional muscles is some of the most important — yet most neglected — work in a boy’s journey to manhood. The muscles impact his everyday as a son, brother, student, athlete and friend. These muscles will define who he is as a husband, father, friend and coworker,” he adds. Get Thomas’ books on Amazon and learn more about the counseling services at DayStar Ministries for boys and girls at daystarministries.com.

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Curious! is open now through September 4, 2022. Located at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyrna, admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children/seniors. For more information, visit townofsmyrna. org/departments/outdoor-adventure-center. • THE FRIST ART MUSEUM has reinstated operating hours on Thursday evenings and Mondays. The galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and will be free to college students (with an ID) from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday hours will be 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Thursday evenings, the Frist will again offer public programming

and event opportunities. The Martin ArtQuest Gallery (MAQ) will also be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To learn more, visit fristartmuseum.org. • MY BAG, MY STORY, the Nashville nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children living in foster care by providing them with their own backpack or duffel bag, has new, great-looking bags out. If you purchase a bag, another bag is donated to a foster child in need. Every dollar you donate will go toward giving a child in foster care a bag they can call their own. You can donate directly or shop online for a bag of your own. Donate or

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purchase a bag at mybagmystory.com. • GETAWAY, a hospitality company that offers mindful escapes to tiny cabins in nature, is piloting a new lodging experience in Moss, Tennessee — less than a two-hour drive from Nashville. Getaway Campgrounds is now available to book and includes a secure campsite with modern bathrooms, plus a fully set up camping experience with a pitched tent and premium bed linens for $79 a night. Bring your own tent for a more traditional experience at $49 a night. Book your site now at getaway.house/ campgrounds.


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Growing Up by Susan Swindell Day

Worry Not!

Socializing Your Baby is Easy Babies and toddlers confined to the company of adults can have socialization issues that continue into adulthood. It’s a good reason for starting a fun play group with friends, or getting into activities away from home.

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aren Jackson says that if she believed everything she read about the horrors of isolation for young children over the last two years, she’d be a basket case. Jackson delivered her first baby, a girl, during the early years of the pandemic in 2020. Her little family went immediately into lock down, filled with concerns and worries about the future. “I thought we would do some mommy-and-me music or movement classes when she turned 6 months old, but everything was shut down except for virtual, and that wasn’t what I wanted to do. Luckily, I sort of stick my neck out pretty easily, not a lot of fearfulness,” Jackson says. “But I have friends who still have a lot of anxiety about everything. I can sort of tell that they’ve passed that on to their kids; it’s sort of a lot of uneccessary fear or at least it hasn’t helped.” Two years later, Jackson’s daughter, Emma, is a handful of energy and a little chatter bug at home. “My mom is a teacher,” Jackson says, “So she taught me about drawing Emma out and about how important it has been to talk to

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Emma and get her to be responsive. It’s a constant. I say things like, ‘Nana said, hi!, so, say, hi!, Emma!’” A study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that babies born during the pandemic scored lower on tests of gross-motor, fine-motor and social skills at 6 months compared with babies born earlier. So parents need to intervene beyond the comfortable walls of their own homes. Of course, parents socialize their babies naturally from birth in the way they engage with them. Making eye contact, smiling, talking and singing to them helps them get a sense of turn-taking. Experts believe that infant socialization is the foundation of communications, encouraging healthy language development and even empathy. When your 1-year-old child wraps their little arms around your neck and lays their head contentedly on your shoulder, it’s probably hard to imagine that they need more than your love, care and affection. But if you take them to a gathering where there are other babies and young children, you can see how they perk up. They connect with them in a way they cannot connect with you. They watch them in rapture. They may tag behind the older ones and explore

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playing and sharing oblivious to your presence. This interaction is something they need and enjoy — children speak to each other in a language all their own. Parents who stayed home with their babies and toddlers during the pandemic now face a dire challenge for their kids: we all need friends. Eventually, your little bundle of joy, with eyes only for you, will want a playmate her own size. Peer Play and Social Development Most young children between the ages of 1 and 2 thrive in a playgroup, psychologists say, and the benefits extend beyond pleasure, says Dr. Michelle Boyer-Pennington, professor of psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. Boyer-Pennington specializes in early childhood development and stresses the importance of sameage peer play for toddlers. “Peers are important agents of socialization,” she says, noting that same-age peers serve a different role than parents and older family members. Parents and older children tend to place the baby or toddler in a subordinate role by commanding them or overseeing their activities. “Same-age peers are much less critical and directive,” explains Boyer-Pennington, “so children are freer to try out new roles, ideas and behaviors, thereby acquiring many social and personal competencies they might not otherwise learn in the parent-child/older sibling-child relationship.” She notes that toddlers confined to the company of adults could have socialization problems that continue into adulthood. Researchers say that young children who are denied the opportunity to interact with peers often have social difficulties during later peer interactions as well. Most older babies enjoy seeing other babies and children, but at what age does it become an actual need for interaction with them? “I think that children should have some exposure to other children at as early an age as possible,” Boyer-Pennington says. Babies become responsive to other children’s emotions and actions at approximately 6 months of age, and Boyer-Pennington suggests that at this age it does not particularly matter whether playmates are of the same age. However, by the age of 18 months, toddlers are able to interact with each other in a social manner. “In particular, children this age take great pleasure imitating each other,” she explains. “They often gaze and smile at their partners as they turn their imitative sequences into social games.” By 20 to 24 months, toddler play has a strong verbal component, and playmates often describe play activities to each other or attempt to influence the role their partner should assume. By 2- to 2-and-a-half years, play is even more coordinated, as reflected in the child’s ability to engage in complementary roles, such as chaser and chasee in a game of tag. Although most toddlers will respond positively to other children, shy children may need encouragement to participate in group play. Start slowly and remain positive. If your toddler does not want to join a group of children, let them watch them by your side. Try approaching other children together and asking if you can both play. Make sure to retreat when they feel comfortable within the group. Through this type of positive interaction, most toddlers are able to overcome shyness and establish successful peer relationships Playgroups and Other Options For parents seeking a social setting for their little ones, there are a number of classes and programs for babies and toddlers which the parent or guardian also attends. My Gym is the nationally franchised program offering developmental play for babies as young as 3 months up to children 9 years of age. Parents of children ages 3 and under participate in the classes and help their babies and toddlers learn skills such as hanging and tumbling. Other popular programs include Kindermusik — the early childhood music and movement program that uses music and

parental guidance to nurture a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, language and physical development. And don’t overlook library storytimes and art programs for little ones such as with The Little Art House and more. But remember, instructional programs are no substitute for unstructured play. Bringing young children together does not always result in instantaneous group play. Most 1-year-olds participate in parallel play, playing side by side but not with each other. This does not mean they are not enjoying and learning from the other child’s presence. Marilyn Segal, Ph.D., writes in Your Child at Play: Age One to Two Years, (William Morrow; 1999), “even when they are not playing together, toddlers spend a good deal of time watching and imitating each other.” Remember, play is child’s work. By providing companions and outgoing activities, you are not only making your child’s life more exciting, you are paving the way for a lifetime of friendships. Susan Day is Editor-in-chief of this publication and a mom of four.

First Smile to First Friend Encouraging young, budding social skills. PLAY OFTEN Playtime with little ones is crucial for development and growth, so give them plenty of time to engage in activities. GIVE THEM TIME Creating an environment where your baby or toddler feels comfortable around others plays a significant role in helping them increase their socializing skills. Remember, your child needs at least some degree of familiarity before being expected to interact with others. GO AT THEIR PACE It is best to start with short, controlled playdates or social events. This will allow your child’’s comfort level and abilities to grow over time. ENCOURAGE Encourage interactions with others and consider rewards for good behavior when you see improvement. Praise goes a long way towards helping children do what they’re supposed to do, so don’t hesitate to say positive things about the steps they’ve taken toward being more comfortable around other people than before. DON’T CRITICIZE OR FORCE IT While it’s great that you want your child to learn how to socialize with other children, there needs to be a balance between what they do naturally and the need to constantly nudge them in the right direction by being too critical about their actions. This can make them feel uncertain of themselves, which will lead them away from wanting more contact with others, so try not becoming overly demanding or expecting too much out of your little one as these could backfire on you if things don’t go according to plan. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES Take your little ones to storytimes, group swimming lessons, birthday parties, programs just for them, etc. SOURCE: Your Child at Play: Age One to Two Years by Marilyn Segal, Ph.D.

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By Pinkerton ByJanet Christina Katz

Got a child with the personality and confidence to be on TV? Learn insights from local talent agents on what it takes to get them into the spotlight.

“Annnd ... Action!”

Getting Kids Into TV and Film

D

oes your child have what

the Southeast in film, TV, commercials, music

book professional children expect that they

it takes to be on TV or

videos, print, voice-overs, industrials and more.

have a strong interest in performing for the

in a movie? Here’s what

But with so many children — and parents —

camera be it print or on-camera, and for that

you need to know about

trying to get their foot in the door, what is it

reason will demonstrate amazing personality

working with a talent

that separates rookies from pros?

on the job.”

agent and breaking in.

“Personality and interest by the child is most

Evelyn Foster, manager of Nashville’s Talent

important in working as a professional talent,”

Trek, emphasizes the importance of kids being

dollar entity constantly looking for new players,

says Stephanie Williams, owner of the Dan

able to take direction. “He has to be able to lis-

and kids no longer need to live in L.A. or New

Agency in Brentwood. “Because the child is

ten. In this industry, time is money,” she says,

York to pick up work. There’s plenty of it here in

getting paid for the job he is doing, clients who

adding that personality is key, too.

The entertainment world is a multi-billion

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mannered, pushy parents are the worst. Parents who act in the cliché

Getting Started with an Agent

ting work.

stage-parent fashion today actually hinder their child’s chances for get-

Agents are always looking for talent, and start-up costs for kids breaking

“If the parent is difficult to work with, it is human nature on all levels

into show business — whether it’s film, TV or commercials — should

not to want to call them,” says Foster, adding, “However, if a child is re-

be no more than resumes and head shots. But get an agent first before

ally talented and wants to do this, we try to work with and educated the

you fork out for shots and proceed with caution. If an agent asks for

parents so that will not happen.”

money up front, don’t buy it. Agents make a commission when your

Williams says a parent can be the number one reason a child will not

child successfully books himself a role, and that’s the only way they are

get booked if the casting director or production crew senses the parent

supposed to earn their keep.

is high maintenance.

Foster says, “It is best to have head shots made after being accepted by an agency who will show you what they need to represent your

So, how do you avoid the stage-parent trap and be the ideal parent to work with? “An ideal parent is one who is easy to contact, who always gets back

child.” Williams agrees and adds that for children new to the industry,

to us on a timely basis and who has worked with their child beforehand

parents should bring a simple snapshot to the initial agency meeting.

memorizing lines or helping him understand the role,” says Williams.

“Industry standards for head shots are very specific and are different

“Not coaching them necessarily; that’s the casting director or director’s

from portraits, pageant shots or school pictures,” she says. If picked up,

job. An ideal parent will step back and not interfere with that,” she adds.

the agent will guide you down the best path for your child depending on

Foster says being low maintenance is key. “Auditions as well as modeling and acting jobs are about as non corporate as any job could be,

the type of work he wants to do in the industry.

and parents need to understand from day one that this is a fluid busiWhat Kind of Kids Get Work?

ness unlike most businesses, and specifications can change on a dime.”

Williams describes Nashville as a “lifestyle” market, meaning most modeling and acting jobs that pay aren’t looking for fashion models;

Janet Pinkerton is a freelance writer.

they’re looking for commercial models and actors. “Kids of all ages and sizes book professional modeling and acting jobs,” she says. It’s important that kids really want to book work over being pushed by

LOCAL TALENT AGENCIES The following agencies work with local children.

Mom or Dad. “If it is the parents who are pushing their child to work in the industry because they think their child is talented, that never works out for anyone,” says Foster. She says children who really want to do it are the best ones to have on set. “Once on set — I can’t say this enough — children need to have the ability to entertain themselves, be seen and not heard until they are needed, listen to the director and follow directions,” she adds. How are Kids Selected to be Sent Out? When casting is taking place for any type of work, an agent receives “specs,” meaning, what the casting director is looking for (look, age range, any specific skills needed for the project). “The agency submits talent to the booking client and negotiates the rate for the job,” says Williams. “If talent is selected by the client to audition or book the job, they will contact the agency with a list of who they want to see for an audition or who they are interested in booking for the job. This is when the parent hears from the agency.” What is Expected of Parents? Obviously, you need to have the ability to get your child to auditions and jobs if he lands them. “Should your child get booked, the parent is required to stay with him on set while he is working,” says Foster. Production people working in film, TV and more have seen it all. Sometimes children can become problems on set, but by far, ill-

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By Christina Katz

Raising an Original

I

It often infuriates the do-gooders in the world, but if you have a young artist on your hands, a little bit or even a lot of rule-bending is going to be in their cards.

f I have observed one thing after a

gages in, the happier and more motivated of a

to become creative thinkers rather than merely

decade of having a school-age child,

student she becomes overall, even in her most

good workers.

it’s that arts-motivated kids perform

challenging academic classes.

In addition to Robinson’s theory that a child’s

better in school. Sure, my daughter

But don’t take my word for it. Check out

comes from an artsy family already.

the messages broadcast prolifically by Sir Ken

and passions leads to finding future work right

Her mom is a writer and her dad is

Robinson, author of the book Finding Your Ele-

in their element, we must remember some-

a theater director, but she’s not an extension of

ment, How To Discover Your Talents & Passions

thing else: The greatest challenges faced by

us; she is uniquely herself, and her exposure

and Transform Your Life (Penguin Books; 2014).

civilization are going to be solved by our chil-

to a wide variety of arts helps her discover her

One of the most popular TED speakers and

dren one day. Do we want them to operate like

own passions, proclivities and personhood.

a creativity and education expert, Robinson

well-behaved workers, or do we want them to

asserts the job of education is to teach children

become the creative thinkers, problem solvers

The more types of arts my daughter en-

exposure to a steady stream of their talents

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the arts and innovators they were born to be? Participation in the arts is just as important to raising well-rounded children as participation in academics and athletics. The arts awaken personal power in children by helping them discover their talents and passions organically. I know this is true because my daughter loves to sing, dance, act and draw already. Recently, she’s also started reading Shakespeare, watching historical documentaries, playing the piano and taking hip-hop classes. I am not bragging. But I’m keenly aware that I may have been inadvertently putting imagined limits on just how creative my daughter could become. Now, thanks to her example, I am beginning to think there isn’t anything she can’t do. And isn’t that exactly what I want her to believe?

Original Kids Make Their Own Way

“I

think one of the biggest mistakes that a lot of parents and teachers make is spending their time enforcing rules,” says Adam Grant, author of the #1 New York Time’s bestselling Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Viking; 2016). Then what should parents be teaching? “Values,” Grant says. “Parents might say, ‘To take joy in your work — what kind of jobs sound fun to you?’ And when a child shows interest and enthusiasm toward something, to support that even if it’s different from what you want them to do.” Short, but sweet, advice.

STOP LIMITING YOUR CHILD

Allowing Your Child to Fly

Why do parents put limits on kids’ creative impulses when creative activities clearly benefit real-world performance? My daughter has the rest of her life to discover and pursue creative activities that light her up from the inside and inspire her to be the best she can be. My job as her mother between now and the day she ventures out into the world is to make sure she never runs out of opportunities to practice being her multi-faceted self. She can sift and sort through what she likes best and doesn’t prefer for herself. She doesn’t need me for that, except to remind her that how she spends her time and energy in life is her choice. When I leave this world some day, as of course I will — we all will — I want to depart knowing I exposed my daughter to as much personal enjoyment of life as I could. And the arts will have played a leading role in this endeavor. I don’t want my daughter’s focus in life to be on survival or drudgery; I want her life to be a celebration of the art of being herself. And, in order to do this, she has to explore and assess her talents and abilities in her own ways. If you’re denying your kids access to the arts because you think creativity is less important or less valuable than academics and athletics, I hope you stick around to witness for yourself the important role creativity will play in the evolution of our future. If you are, as I was, inadvertently capping the amount of creative activities your kids participate in to levels deemed reasonable, I hope you will stop. Instead of cutting the arts out of our kids’ schedules, we need

“Mom, I want to be an artist.”

A

t some point in your child’s life, they will tell you what they want to be when they grow up. If they boldly announce, “I can’t live without acting,” or, “I can’t live without music,” or, “I can’t live without painting,” it’s time to sit up and take notice. It’s a brave announcement to throw a stake in the ground for one’s life — it may happen right around high school. It’s true that not many parents are thrilled by their kids’ declarations regarding the arts, especially if you always hoped for a well-paying steady job or some other structured endeavor that lends itself to a cut-and-dry educational plan for your child. But breath easy. Time and time again you have heard that passion is behind the pursuit of the arts. Your child claiming that he wants to make a life in the arts is a big move. It’s probably wise to investigate what’s in his — and your own — mind, and to go from there.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF: What do I want for my child? What does my child want? What can we agree on?

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CHILD:

to allow access to as much arts activity as a child’s schedule permits.

Can you imagine yourself doing something else?

They can set the bar to a level that feels right from there.

Artists don’t make a lot of money until they become very successful; have you thought about how to support yourself?

Don’t be confused about whose job it is to expose our kids to the arts. Arts engagement is a parent’s job first, before teachers or instructors get involved. Engage your children in the arts and watch the magic happen. They will thank you for your encouragement today and in the future with their smiles and feelings of contentment. Christina Katz is a freelance writer, blogger and mom.

What are you willing to sacrifice to be in the arts? You probably won’t make enough money to do anything but eat and pay rent for at least several years. Are you OK with that? Do you need to be a performer or creative artist or do you just need to have a life in the arts? SOURCE: kennedy-center.org.

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Little Art House provides small, personalized learning environments offering consistent classes with qualified teachers. As access to the arts in schools wanes, there is an ongoing need for a place people can create freely. Lancaster says, “we are so proud that families trust us with their children and know they will be healthy, happy, have a good time and learn something. People know they can depend on us to deliver quality services every time while also being versatile to different scenarios – especially during our On-The-Go Birthday Parties.” Bradford and Lancaster’s passion for the arts and serving their community are family values that have been passed down for generations. The Little Art House

This year, the team is excited to increase local access to the arts through the Little Art House Foundation. Its mission is to create accessible, personalized and meaningful artistic experiences for local non-profits, schools and community organizations in need. To learn more about donating, applying or volunteering go to LittleArtHouseFoundation.org. The foundation is currently taking applications from non-profits and public school art teachers. It only takes five minutes to apply! Current partners include the YWCA, The Nashville Public Library and Girls Inc. Sign up for Fall classes today! Learn more on our website.

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FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Lanes, Trains and Automobiles

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Our family has been in the bowling business since the late ‘60s! Meet the Family Momma Patrick, aka Memo. For 35 years she was in the banking industry and helped in the family bowling business since her retirement in the late ‘90s.

450 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro 615-890-3999

is more than an art studio. It is a place for people to experiment and connect over shared learning experiences. Bradford says, “one of my favorite things is watching the students inspire each other. They bounce ideas off one another, and also see that it’s ok to mess up and try again – both kids and adults. Most importantly they learn they are not alone. Everyone is learning together.”

Jimmy Patrick started working with the family bowling business in 1992 at the age of 14. He caught the bowling bug and continued to bowl competitively for the next 10 years. After graduating from Oakland High School in 1996, he went to bowl collegiately at UAH in Huntsville for Jeff McCorvey. After a short stint at UAH, he returned home to run another family owned bowling center in 1998 in Tullahoma, Tennessee. They recently sold that center in 2020. The first center our family was involved in was the original Murfreesboro Lanes on

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Broad Street. In 2008, Jimmy began the vision of Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles. Once he found an old warehouse, he began drawing up the master plan. LTA opened in 2010 with a restaurant, bar, billiards, bowling, arcade and bumper cars. Many changes have occurred since then, including adding a 2,500-square-foot laser tag arena and removing the bumper cars, but lots of the originals remain. We have 3 things that we focus on at LTA when you arrive. We want you to eat, play and party! Oh, and leave a good review if you enjoyed your time! We’re from Murfreesboro and we’re for Murfreesboro for over 60 years. This is our home and we’re dedicated to bringing our city a place where they can eat, play and party!

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SWINGSETS/PLAYSETS

NASHVILLE | 2022

Happy Backyards

Cool Springs Galleria 1800 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 5040 Franklin 615-595-5582

How many times of you said to the kids, “go outside and play?” Well, how about giving them a real reason to go out and play, give them their very own backyard playground from Happy Backyards. Our name says it all; your kids will be Happy in the Backyard with one of our amazing playsets. Our sets include everything from a clubhouse to a climbing wall, and a slide to a swing. Our exchangeable play parts make it easy to individualize your playset for years of entrainment, excitement and FUN! THREE Great Reasons to Put a Playset in your backyard! 1. HEALTH BENEFITS Get outside to enjoy the fresh air, get physical: climb, swing, jump and most of all have FUN! Research shows that children that have regular exercise experience higher fitness levels, gain stronger bones and muscles and are at reduced risk for chronic health conditions. Playsets also help youths improve motor skills, hand-eye coordination and agility. One of the biggest features is the opportunity to BE IN NATURE! 2. LONGEVITY Playsets last for YEARS! With our modular features, you can even grow your playset as your kids grow. For example, it is as easy as replacing the tandem pony with an additional swing. It changes the set and increases functionality. Our wooden cedar sets are built with solid, treated lumber along with ductile iron swing hangers, steel pivot bolts and high-quality color retaining plastic

components – all built to last! In addition, playsets are not “fad toys” that are played with once and forgotten, end up broken or can’t be shared. Playsets are the gift that keeps giving year after year and generation after generation. 3. RELATIONSHIP BUILDER Get to know the neighbors. Playsets are an invitation to play. Our playsets enable kids to interact, get creative and just play! Be it the castle, fort or clubhouse, your children can entertain their friends and build lasting relationships. It is also a great collector for the entire family; parents feel safer when they can see their kids playing, so not only invite the kids but ask the parents to come visit too and get to know your community! Our backyard playsets can help to build your neighborhood and create life-long friendships for you and your children. When you select a professionally-engineered wooden playset from Happy Backyards, you receive top-quality installation from our install professionals. We will help with your selection process to pick the set that best fits your yard, provides the most features and stays within your budget. It is nice to be the yard that the neighborhood wants to visit. It is great to have the yard the kids want to play in and with our illustrious wooden playsets; you can have that type of yard. We consider our playsets an investment in FUN, so go outside and play!

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PRESCHOOL

NASHVILLE | 2022

Southern Stars Preschool

910 Wedgewood Ave. Nashville 615-509-9423

Southern Stars Preschool is part of the STARS Montessori & Educational Group, which has been successfully nurturing young minds since 2003. Southern Stars Preschool, which opened in fall of 2020, is distinct in being a professionally-run preschool with an eye to individualized attention. The “every child is the same” technique does not apply within our walls. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to changing times, and it shows in how teachers and staff respond to parents and children. Every child is a learner unto themselves and our teachers are confident in their ability to engage each child successfully. STARS Montessori & Educational Group has over 19 years of experience with three locations (Washington D.C., Alexandria, VA, Nashville, TN) and multiple Montessori-certified teachers who oversee our curriculum plan and train our classroom teachers for daily instruction. At Southern Stars Preschool, we have an established curriculum that not only focuses on the academic but also focuses on the individual child and their needs, as well as cooperative and group play. Our curriculum reinforces that everything is related, showing the connection of topics across the five learning areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Practical Life, Sensorial, and Geography/Culture. Our curriculum is available in book form for all parents, so they may follow along with our daily activities. At Southern Stars Preschool, our Montessori and STEM teaching styles are based on the concept of child-led exploration, which includes question-based and hands-on learning, critical thinking, open-ended exploration and applying self-initiative. Our teachers provide guidance to each child that invites the type of programming STEM is known for: opportunities for hands-on discovery, learning through experimentation, allowing for students to explore areas that draw their interest, bringing concepts together to create a more holistic academic experience and development of practical and real-world skills that move beyond rote learning.

We offer many daily activities that tie in directly to learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. Some learning activities the children may enjoy can include: • Planting a seed and observing its growth from seed, to sprout, to leaves and flowers • Creating and observing rain gauges to learn about natural processes such as evaporation • Blowing bubbles and watching how they respond to different environmental elements, such as breezes and different surface materials the bubbles may touch • Learning about the design of things by playing with materials designed to nest into one another or connect with one another in a clear pattern • Categorizing objects into groups that share the same trait (size, shape, color) Our STARS Education staff are committed to delivering a professional and nurturing environment for our families. You choose us because you want the best for your children, and so do we. We use the Kriyo app in order to keep parents up to date with daily activities, and easy communication between teachers and parents. We also have a Facebook and Instagram page that has daily activities for STEM and Montessori work at home. Our schools have a dedicated phone line for parents to speak directly to the director and teachers when a need arises. Our goal is to give you the best preschool educational experience possible and we welcome you to join the STARS family!

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SHOPPING MALL

NASHVILLE | 2022

RiverGate Mall

1000 Rivergate Pkwy. Goodlettsville 615-859-3458

RiverGate Mall is your one-stop destination for all your fashion needs. Everything you need for your family, from children’s clothing to shoes for back-to-school to that special outfit and accessory for a night on the town, can be found at our wide variety of fine merchants. While you are here, dine at the RiverGate Mall food court and savor the array of tasty options. Parking is easy and it’s never raining or too hot or too cold inside the mall. Anchored by Dillard’s and JCPenney, RiverGate Mall was founded in 1971 to serve northern Middle Tennessee. Many of our longtime guests and neighbors tell us they have fond memories of “cruising” the mall when that was in fashion, and we are proud to have the world’s first Underground by Journeys store as one of our fine merchants. This year, we celebrated our fiftieth anniversary and look forward to the next fifty years. With over 1.1 million square feet of shopping, RiverGate Mall is professionally managed by Atlanta-based Hendon Property Management LLC and has 24/7 security for your shopping comfort. It’s interesting to note that RiverGate Mall is actually in two cities, as the city limit lines of Goodlettsville and Nashville run right through the center of the mall. We are conveniently located just of I-65 at the Rivergate Parkway exit #96. Mall hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

RiverGate Mall has always enjoyed hosting a variety of community events and will continue to do so. Event times can be found on our website www.rivergate-mall.com and are regularly posted on Facebook and Instagram. Valentine’s Day is always a special day to come and shop for that sparkly keepsake for the special person in your life. The Easter Bunny always makes an appearance and has a huge age-segmented Easter egg hunt along with photos with the Bunny himself. In the late summer, we host a Back-to-School event where over five hundred book bags filled with school supplies are given to children as you shop for those essentials for your growing children. A community favorite for parents and kids alike is RiverGate Mall’s annual Touch-A-Truck event, where kids get a rare opportunity to climb in big trucks, law enforcement vehicles, and, if the weather cooperates, a police helicopter. Of course, we always celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with those special gifts for your mom and dad. And no year would be complete without a visit from Santa Claus who comes and stays at the mall throughout the Holidays for that special visit, maybe a letter of gift wishes and a picture with jolly ole St. Nick himself. Watch our social media for new and exciting things to come at RiverGate Mall.

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NASHVILLE | 2022

Having the opportunity to serve patients since 1987, Dr. Tracy Pack has had the unique opportunity to positively change many lives. When seeing former patients years after their treatment, they are excited to share their beautiful set of teeth that continues to make it easy for them to smile. While he loves crafting remarkable smiles, he derives much of his joy from the daily interactions with patients and their families. Dr. Pack loves working with children and adults alike—they all have stories to share and dreams to confide, and he is appreciative of those exchanges

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Dr. Pack has had the blessing of watching his practice flourish due to his vast skills in a wide range of orthodontic techniques, along with staffing an exceptional team to ensure the best experience possible, from your first call to your last visit. He is able to customize care in a way that is perfect for each patient’s specific concerns and goals, all the while doing so in a comfortable and efficient manner. Dr. Pack is also the only orthodontist in the office, which means he is always the one to monitor and track each patient’s progress. The Pack Orthodontics team is dedicated to providing a welcoming and fun environment, while being proficient and thorough. Joking around and laughter are always heard around the office. They pride themselves in making meaningful connections not only

with the patients, but also with the amazing dental offices they work with regularly. Educating all that connect with the Pack Team is also a pivotal action to culminate the health and desired outcome of each patient’s treatment. “It is remarkable to be in a profession that combines medicine, science and art, which allows for personal connections…and that brings so much happiness to the world,” Dr. Pack states. The first step to a healthier and more attractive smile is a complimentary consultation with Dr. Pack involving a few assessments and a clinical exam. The team will review the proposal in depth, and answer any questions you may have. Many of the treatment plans involve traditional metal or clear ceramic braces for all ages. Pack Orthodontics also offers in-house aligner therapy. They provide an intraoral scan in their office instead of goopey impressions. Dr. Pack personally adjusts each step to best suit the patient’s needs, and the assistants create the aligners in their lab. As one can see, Dr. Tracy Pack and his Pack Orthodontics team cares for more than just straight teeth. It’s consistency, community and care. It’s making sure their patients are treated like family and friends.

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DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY My Gym of Brentwood

NASHVILLE | 2022

Our promise is to love and nurture your child through play. My Gym was born out of our passion to teach children in a fun, physically engaging environment. At our Brentwood location every day we delight in seeing children’s eyes light up for all those incredible milestones, from the tentative first steps to tumbling down soft mats. Sharing the parents’ excitement at their children’s accomplishments was the highpoint of our day. We know that through fun and captivating activities, we can accomplish great things. Our goal: To create an environment where children feel loved and supported so their self-esteem and confidence can flourish. Now, more than 35 years later, we’re proud to say that all children of all abilities can succeed and thrive at My Gym.

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-371-5437

Our dream of active, giggling children growing into happy and confident adults is the legacy of My Gym’s wonderful developmental play program over the years.

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We cherish every one of our members and are grateful to have you as part of our My Gym family. Now Enrolling for Preschool Prep We are very excited to continue our Preschool Prep program! Our Preschool Prep coordinator, Miss Lindsey, has an education background and a love for physical fitness. Parents can stay up to date on the things their little ones are doing in class through an app called ClassDojo. Exclusive to our My Gym classroom, we provide pictures, videos and updates daily. Through our award-winning My Gym fitness curriculum, arts and crafts, small teacher-tochild ratios, independent activities and basic academic preschool instruction, our goal is for our students to transition in to full-time programs or kindergarten with confidence!

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OB-GYN/WOMEN’S HEALTH Diana Health

NASHVILLE | 2022

Diana Health is a network of modern women’s health practices working in partnership with hospitals to reimagine the way women’s healthcare is delivered.

better for both women and clinicians. We aim to empower, inspire, and support the women we serve to live more fulfilling, healthier lives.

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• Comprehensive maternity care, fertility counseling and gynecological services. • Access to mental health therapy and wellness coaching services. • We accept most major insurance plans including: Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN, UnitedHealthcare Commercial, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, and TennCare (Medicaid), as well as self-pay.

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Daily Events

Day-to-day goings on.

Fourth of July Fun To make it easy, all Fourth of July celebrations are marked with fireworks!

On Stages: Middle 60 TN Arts Preview

Find out what’s on deck and upcoming at your favorite performing arts venues.

Your Radar 67 On Events to look forward to next month.

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47 Music City Hot

Chicken Festivl

48 String City at Country Music Hall of Fame

51 Splash Out with

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56 Little Art House

Summer Pop Ups

59 Kidsville at The Parthenon

65 Knights in Armor at Frist Art Museum

66 Hamilton at TPAC

Celebrate July 4th!

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rom downtown Nashville’s ginormous bash (two days this year!) to local community festivities, celebrate America’s independence with a fireworks show near you. For more information, visit nashvilleparent.com/fireworks2022.

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DAILY EVENTS FRI 1 FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

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

TINKERING GARAGE adventuresci.org

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

FREE STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC AND PUPPETRY countrymusichalloffame.org

Marionettes, rod puppetry and shadow animation tell the story of country music and Nashville’s transformation into Music City. Created and presented by the Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions, performances are at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville) July 1 - 9 (with the exception of Sunday, July 3) at 10 and 11:30 a.m.

PALACE THEATRE KIDS SUMMER MOVIE: THE LITTLE RASCALS 615-452-5692

Come out for a family movie Friday mornings through July 22 at The Palace Theatre (146 N Water Ave., Gallatin). Cost is $5 (includes a small popcorn and drink) and start time is 10 a.m.

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR! 615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

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

FREE FIRST WILD FRIDAY AT SHELBY BOTTOMS

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Join Nashville Wildlife Conservation Center at the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (1900 Davidson St., Nashville), and get to know some wild animals that can be found outside your home. Each month, they bring a different animal to feature from 3 - 4 p.m.

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

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NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO

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Get your country music and theater itches scratched at the same time with this new musical at TPAC’s Polk Theater, today and tomorrow only. Artists featured in the production include Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton and many others. Tickets start at $30.

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS

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

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

FREE SMYRNA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

615-459-2553 townofsmyrna.org

Come out for music, food and fun activities from 5 - 10 p.m. at Lee Victory Recreation Park (110 Sam Ridley Parkway, Smyrna). Attendees are encouraged to park at the SOAC, where there will be outdoor activities and free access to the summer exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious. The annual fireworks show begins at dark.

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A free art crawl through Franklin’s most historic buildings on the first Friday of each month from 6 - 9 p.m. Many of the galleries and working studios serve complimentary refreshments during the evening, and some offer live music. In addition, enjoy free trolley rides provided from 6 - 9 p.m.

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FREE HIP DONELSON FARMERS MARKET

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FREE FRANKLIN ART CRAWL

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FREE MT. JULIET MOVIES IN THE PARK: LUCA

Bring your blanket for a free family movie at the Charlie Daniels Park amphitheater (1075 Charlie Daniels Parkway, Mt. Juliet). Film starts at 8:40 p.m. and concessions are available.

FREE FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT SERIES ON THE MURFREESBORO SQUARE

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Enjoy live music on the Murfreesboro square from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. The band is Groove Addiction.

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

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: ANNIE lwright@murfreesborotn.gov

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

GHOSTS OF GALLATIN HAUNTED TOUR

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

FREE SUNSET BLACKBERRY PICKING AT SHELBY BOTTOMS 615-862-8539

Come out to Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (1900 Davidson St., Nashville) from 7 - 8:30 p.m. for a short stroll to harvest a modest amount of wild blackberries and to celebrate the summer season. Learn ways to pick responsibly, and even sample some lemonade with blackberries!

BEN FOLDS WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY nashvillesymphony.org

The singer and pianist perform at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville) with the symphony. Tickets start at $47.

BLUEGRASS UNDER THE STARS AT CHEEKWOOD cheekwood.org

The Franklin Art Scene hosts free art crawls on the first Friday of each month from 6 - 9 p.m. Many of the galleries and working studios serve complimentary refreshments during the evening, and some offer live music.

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Celebrate Independence Day weekend at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville). On Friday night, O’Connor Lee opens for Rhonda Vincent. On Saturday, Carley Arrowood opens for The Grascals. Concerts start at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $55.


THINGS TO DO SAT 2 FREE FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET factoryatfranklin.com

Supplying local produce Saturdays at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Road) from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE MURFREESBORO SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET mainstreetmurfreesboro.org

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

FREE NOLENSVILLE FARMERS MARKET nolensvillefarmersmarket.com

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

FREE ROBERTSON COUNTY FARMERS MARKET

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

FREE GALLATIN FARMERS MARKET

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

FREE HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET

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

BABY GOAT CUDDLING 615-481-9546 noble-springs.com

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

FREE STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC AND PUPPETRY See Friday, July 1.

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR! See Friday, July 1.

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

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

TINKERING GARAGE See Friday, July 1.

Crawl on down to Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville for summertime family fun at the annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday, July 2 and enjoy a free slice of refreshing watermelon. FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY YOUTH MAGIC GROUP rclstn.org

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

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

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

FREE RODNEY THE MAGICIAN AT INGLEWOOD LIBRARY library.nashville.org

A children’s magic show with birds, bunnies and audience participation from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Inglewood Library (4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville).

FREE WATERMELON FESTIVAL luckyladdfarms.com

Test your skills in the “Watermelon Crawl” and “Watermelon Eating Contests”, plus get a free slice from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Lucky Ladd Farms (4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville). Cool off in the “Splash Zone” with inflatable slides. Cost ranges from $17 - $23 at the gate and $14 - $20 online.

FREE BOARD GAME & LEGO DAY AT HENDERSONVILLE LIBRARY

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Come out to Hendersonville Public Library (140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville) at 11 a.m.

LANE MOTOR VAULT TOURS lanemotormuseum.org

The Lane Motor Museum (702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville) has more than 580 cars in its collection, but only space to display about 150 cars at any given time. While visitors can always explore the upstair’s collection, a vault tour takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per participant (in addition to museum admission, which is $3 for kids and $12 for adults).

FREE CHESS CLUB AT HENDERSONVILLE LIBRARY

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

FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON

Explore the book, The Carpenter’s Helper by Sybil Rosen and Camille Garoche with Imagination Library, then make art inspired by the book at The Parthenon (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville). Registrations at the entrance of the Parthenon begin at 10:30 a.m. Programs last from 11 - 11:45 a.m. and are located upstairs in Parthenon’s Naos room (that houses Athena).

FREE NAUTICAL NONSENSE AT LINEBAUGH rclstn.org

Tweens and teens can come to Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) for ocean-themed crafts from 2 - 3 p.m. Register online.

BLUEGRASS UNDER THE STARS AT CHEEKWOOD See Friday, July 1.

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

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

CABARET ON STAGE WITH SAM HARRIS tpac.org

Studio Tenn and TPAC team up to present this series on TPAC’s Jackson Hall stage. Tonight’s show features Sam Harris (The Life; The Producers) and starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75.

FREE BIG BAND DANCES

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

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Friday, July 1.

GLOW IN THE PARK

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

BEN FOLDS WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY See Friday, July 1.

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

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

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

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

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: HIT CITY SATURDAYS 615-690-4487

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

SUMMER LAZE LASER SHOW 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Escape the heat at the Sudekum Planetarium in Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville) Saturdays from 6:15 – 7 p.m. Cost is $11 for non-members; $7 for members. The show runs 37 minutes and is recommended for ages 6 and up.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: ANNIE See Friday, July 1.

GHOSTS OF GALLATIN HAUNTED TOUR See Friday, July 1.

SUN 3 LITTLE LEAPERS 615-987-0102 skyzone.com

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

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN

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

FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI plazamariachi.com

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

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL See Saturday, July 2.

FREE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD FREEDOM FEST

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Come out to Robertson County Fairgrounds (4635 Tennessee Highway 41 North, Springfield) to enjoy a day of live music, carnival attractions, food, fireworks and other fun starting at 3 p.m. The Oak Ridge Boys perform live; make plans to stick around for the fireworks show at 9 p.m.

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The Dude Perfect tradition returns to East Park in Nashville on Monday, July 4. crew makes it stop at Bridgestone Arena (501 NASHVILLE SC HOME GAMES FREE MUSIC CITY HOT Broadway, Nashville). NashvilleSC.com The YouTube sensations — Tyler Toney, CHICKEN FESTIVAL Cheer on the Boys in Gold as they take Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert and twins hot-chicken.com on the Portland Timbers at the new Coby and Cory Cotton — bring their Celebrate the uniquely Nashville GEODIS Park (501 Benton Avenue, action-packed show starting at 6 p.m. dish, Hot Chicken, at East Park (700 Nashville). Tickets start at $22. Tickets start at $29. Woodland Street, Nashville). It all kicks off at noon with the Fire Truck Parade. NASHVILLE SOUNDS: Visitors can enjoy Hot Chicken from FREE CLARKSVILLE Nashville’s best establishments and FAMILY FUN SUNDAY INDEPENDENCE DAY other treats. 615-690-4487 cityofclarksville.com Celebrate America’s independence at tickets@nashvillesounds.com FREE CELEBRATION Liberty Park (1188 Cumberland Drive, Swing over to First Horizon Park (9 Clarksville) with great food, live music Jackson St., Nashville) to see our UNDER THE STARS and family-friendly activities followed minor-league baseball team. On murfreesboroparks.com by Clarksville’s largest fireworks display Family Fun days, enjoy child-focused Murfreesboro residents can enjoy free at 9:10 p.m. giveaways and postgame Kids Run the fireworks and music for the holiday at Bases. Game starts at 2:05 p.m. the Fountains at Gateway (1500 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro). FREE FREEDOM FESTIVAL Live music featuring The Pilots will NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO freedomfestivaltn.com begin at 7 p.m. The fireworks display See Friday, July 1. Sumner County’s largest Indepenbegins at 9 p.m. dence Day celebration returns from 4 - 10 p.m. at Drakes Creek Park (131 Conway Twitty Lane, Hendersonville). FREE FRANKLIN ON Live music starts at 6 p.m. and the THE FOURTH fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH 5K franklinlionsclub.com runnash.com Music, crafts, food and antique cars in LANE MOTOR VAULT TOURS Kick off your celebrations with this run/ downtown Franklin! Festivities begin at See Saturday, July 2. walk through downtown Nashville. 11 a.m., with the children’s parade kickRaces start at 6 and 7 a.m. at the E.S. ing off at 5 p.m. Don’t miss the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile arriving at 11 a.m. FREE LET FREEDOM SING! Rose Park Athletic Fields (1000 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville). and get a free whistle! The event conFAMILY FUN ZONE cludes with a fireworks display at the Enjoy inflatables, live music and more Park at Harlinsdale Farm (239 Franklin EARLY EXPLORERS fun activities for kids from noon to 6 Road, Franklin). p.m., and Monday, July 4 from noon to 615-862-5160 5 p.m. at Walk of Fame Park (121 4th adventuresci.org FREE LET FREEDOM SING! Ave. S, Nashville). Kids can enjoy exhibits, storytime and activities at Adventure Science Center MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH (800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville) from visitmusiccity.com/july4th FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. $18 for adults & $14 A family-friendly celebration at the See Saturday, July 2. for youth; free for members. downtown riverfront that features one of the largest fireworks show in the NASHVILLE SHORES country synchronized to a live perforFREE RED, WHITE AND INDEPENDENCE DAY mance by the Nashville Symphony. BOOM IN BRENTWOOD Celebrate the holiday at Nashville During the day, a free “Amazon Family Come out to the annual Independence Shores (4001 Bell Road, Nashville) Fun Zone” will be open from noon to Day Celebration at the Eddy Arnold from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fireworks will 5 p.m. with inflatables and live music. Amphitheater in Crockett Park (1500 begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 Old Dominion, Gramps Morgan, CasVolunteer Pkwy., Brentwood) from p.m.). The attractions will close at 8 sadee Pope and Levi Hummon will be 7 - 10 p.m. The Smoking Section Band p.m. on fireworks nights, the park repart of the concert lineup. Starting at will take the stage with their big band, mains open until the fireworks. Twilight 9:29 p.m., the fireworks show will be disco, and jazz music. Fireworks start tickets (after 4 p.m.) are $32.99 at the livestreamed. at 9 p.m. Food trucks will be available. gate.

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THINGS TO DO FREE GOODLETTSVILLE INDEPENDENCE DAY cityofgoodlettsville.org

Goodlettsville will celebrate from 4 9:30 p.m. in Moss-Wright Park (745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville). The fireworks display will be set to music and begins at 9 p.m. A Kids Zone includes inflatables, games and fireman’s foam. Wristbands can be purchased for the Kid’s Zone the day of the event for $10 (cash only). Food vendors will be available.

RED, WHITE & BOOM AT ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

Come out to Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville) for a fun-filled evening and a primo view of Nashville’s fireworks from 6:30 - 10 p.m. There will be live science demonstrations every half hour, in addition to lawn games, live music, hands-on activities and special after-hours admission from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for ages 2 - 12, $45 for adults.

FREE LA VERGNE INDEPENDENCE DAY lavergnetn.gov

This event includes fireworks, live music featuring Phoenix Rising, food and other fun activities from 6 - 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (115 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne). Gates open at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m. Families are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs, as well as their own picnic dinners. Visitors may also dine from a selection of food vendors that will be onsite. The fireworks show will begin at dark.

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FREE TUESDAY CRAFTERNOONS AT BORDEAUX LIBRARY

FREE MR. BOND’S SCIENCE GUYS AT LINEBAUGH rclstn.org

Bring your kids out to Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) to see this live science show at 10 a.m.

THEATER TECHSHOP tpac.org

A two-day workshop that teaches lighting, sound, auditioning, directing, costuming, stage combat and more at TPAC (505 Deaderick Street, Nashville). Snacks, lunch and supplies are included in your registration fee. Workshops happen from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and cost is $50 for adults, $35 for students.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

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Live puppet shows at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at Church Street Park (600 Church St., Nashville) or in the Children’s Theater at Nashville Public Library (615 Church St., Nashville). The show runs 30 - 45 minutes and is for ages 0 - 6, but all are welcome.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

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

Every Tuesday through Aug. 4, get crafty from 1 - 2 p.m. at Bordeaux Branch Library (4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville). For school age kids and teens, ages 7 - 18.

FREE STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC AND PUPPETRY See Friday, July 1.

FREE MAGICIAN RODNEY KELLEY AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Come out to Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) for Rodney Kelley’s special show from 1 - 2 p.m.

FREE LEGO CLUB AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Come out to Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) and they’ll provide the Legos! Program happens from 3 - 4 p.m. for grades K - 2 and from 4 - 5 p.m. for grades 3 - 5.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET See Friday, July 1.

FREE EAST NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET eastnashvillemarket.com

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

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK 615-862-5870

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

FREE THOMPSON’S STATION FARMERS MARKET tsfarmersmarket.org

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

FREE 12 SOUTH FARMERS MARKET 12southfarmersmarket.com

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

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: LUCA See Friday, July 1.

ROD STEWART WITH CHEAP TRICK

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See Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick perform live at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $43.95.

WED 6 WILD THINGS AT WILDERNESS STATION

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

FREE NASHVILLE ZOO WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS 615-880-3957 lisa.bubert@nashville.gov

Learn about the different animal ambassadors at the Nashville Zoo at 10 and 11 a.m. at North Branch Library (1001 Monroe St., Nashville). Must register. For ages 0-12.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Tuesday, July 5.

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET AT CHURCH STREET PARK 615-862-5800

Bring your little ones to Church Street Park, across from the Main Library, for live entertainment Wednesdays in July at 10:30 a.m. The event will take place in the grass, so a blanket or mat is suggested. For ages 3 and older.

FREE MR. BOND’S SCIENCE GUYS AT SMYRNA LIBRARY rclstn.org

String City is an exciting story told through nearly 100 puppets, ranging from the Staple Singers to Minnie Pearl to Taylor Swift, July 1 through July 9 (except July 3) at The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville.

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Bring your kiddos out to Smyrna Library (400 Enon Springs Road W, Smyrna) on Wednesdays from 10 - 11 a.m. for a live science show.

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THINGS TO DO FREE STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC AND PUPPETRY See Friday, July 1.

BASIC KNOT TYING AND FIRE-STARTING 615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Kids in grades three through eight can learn survival skills at Historic Mansker’s Station (705 Caldwell Dr., Goodlettsville). Classes are from 1 - 2 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Learn basic knots and how to start a fire using flint and steel. Cost is $12, reservations required.

SUMMER DAYTIME SKATE brentwood.skatecenter.com

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

FREE FAMILY SUMMER PARTY AT PLAZA MARIACHI

Family entertainment on Wednesdays from 6 - 9 p.m. at Plaza Mariachi (3955 Nolensville Pike Nashville), includes magicians, clowns, science guys, balloon animals, music and more (entertainment varies weekly).

GUSTER WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

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Boston alt-rock band Guster joins forces with the symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Place, Nashville). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $41.

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FREE MR. BOND’S SCIENCE GUYS AT HADLEY PARK LIBRARY

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Tuesday, July 5.

SUMMER POND EXPLORATION 615-862-4187

Take a short walk to the many ponds at Bells Bend Park (4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville) and see what creatures and plants pop up along the way from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Call to register.

FREE STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC AND PUPPETRY See Friday, July 1.

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR! See Friday, July 1.

FREE COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN IN BRENTWOOD 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Kids can explore the ocean and sing songs, play instruments and move their bodies at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road Brentwood) from 10 - 11 a.m. Register online.

TINKERING GARAGE See Friday, July 1.

FREE SPLASH OUT murfreesborotn.gov

Play under the spray of the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department at Barfield Crescent Park (697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro). Wear clothes and shoes to get wet in, and don’t forget your sunscreen and towel. Admission is free. Times are 1:30 - 3 p.m.

An interactive show with a dozen experiments, explosions, bubbling potions and chemical reactions at the Hadley Park Library (1039 28th Ave N, Nashville) from 2 - 3 p.m.

FREE ESCAPE ROOM AT EDGEHILL LIBRARY 615-862-5861

Every Thursday in July, come out to Edgehill Library (1409 12th Ave S, Nashville) to solve clues and race against the clock to stay cool! Starts at 2 p.m. Call to register.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET goodlettsville.gov

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

FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES thestreetsofindianlake.com

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

FREE MUSIC ON MAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES goodlettsville.gov

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this live concert series outside Goodlettsville City Hall (105 N Main St., Goodlettsville) at 6:30 p.m. Tonight’s show features music by Sean Carson.

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

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

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

Enjoy musical performances, food and spirits, lawn games and wellness classes at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville) every Thursday from 5 - 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members, $45 for not-yet members.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Friday, July 1.

FRI 8 PALACE THEATER KIDS SUMMER MOVIE: MATILDA See Friday, July 1.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT NASHVILLE SHORES 615-889-7050 x211 nashvilleshores.com

Come out to Nashville Shores (4001 Bell Road, Hermitage) for holiday cheer at the fourth-annual Christmas in July from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Bring a new toy at a value of $10 or more and receive admission for $26.99.

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FREE NEW BEGINNINGS HEALTH & FITNESS CLASS FOR WOMEN 615-862-5871 thenewbeginningscenter.org

Includes 30 minutes of exercise and healthy lifestyle tips every Wednesday at Southeast Branch Library (5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch) from 6 - 7 p.m. Register online.

RETRO WEDNESDAYS AT STARDUST DRIVE-IN THEATRE 615-237-0077 stardustdrivein.com

See your favorite throwback 80s’ movies at the Stardust Drive-In Theatre (310 Purple Tiger Dr., Watertown) on Wednesday nights. Cost is $9 for ages 12 & older, $7 for ages 6 – 11 and free for kids 5 and younger. Double showings happen at 8:50 and 10:55 p.m.

THE MASKED SINGER NATIONAL TOUR ryman.com

Characters from the hit Fox TV show brought to life live on stage at Ryman Auditorium (116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville). Can you guess who’s behind the mask? A mystery celebrity will be unmasked in this show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.99.

Play under the spray of the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department during the summertime Splash Out on Thursday, July 7 at Barfield Crescent Park and Thursday, July 21 at Old Fort Park.

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THINGS TO DO FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS See Friday, July 1.

TEDDY BEAR TEA PARTY

Grab your favorite stuffed bear (or two) and join the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (110 Sam Ridley Parkway, Smyrna) for themed crafts and a Teddy Bear Teatime from 12 - 2 p.m. Cost is $2 per child; registration Is required.

DIVE IN MOVIE AT NASHVILLE SHORES: SING 2 nashvilleshores.com

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL

See Friday, July 1.

See Saturday, July 2.

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FREE LET’S GET PEACHY TENNESSEE FESTIVAL

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Saturday, July 2.

FREE NATURE HIKES AT GLEN LEVEN FARM

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Explore where peaches grow at the inaugural peach festival from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. at Morning Glory Orchard (7690 Nolensville Pike, Nolensville). Enjoy unique vendors, food trucks, corn hole, face painting, chicken feeding, fresh orchard air and more!

See an outdoor movie at the wave pool of Nashville Shores (4001 Bell Road, Hermitage) at 7:15 p.m. Junior admission is $29.99 and adults are $49.99 (save $8 when you buy online!).

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

FREE FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM: FIREFLY WATCH

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST AT WPNC

Celebrate reading from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. at Southeast Community Center (5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Nashville). Special guests include Mr. Bond’s Science Guys, Rachel Rodriguez, Scott Tripp and more.

FREE FARM FUN DAYS

SATURDAYS ON THE PORCH AT WYNNEWOOD

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Bring your kids out to Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna) from 7 - 8 p.m. These events are a fun way to welcome youngsters into a museum setting with interactive and shared learning. Cost is $10.

BOOST GYMNASTICS OPEN GYM boostgymnastics.com

Bounce and play in the gym at Boost Gymnastics (11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville) on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per child. Supervising adult required for all participants under 4.

BRANDI CARLILE

See the singer perform live at Ascend Amphitheater (310 1st Avenue South, Nashville). Shows today and tomorrow start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40.

TOY STORY IN CONCERT nashvillesymphony.org

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

AVENUE Q

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Performances are tonight through July 24 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Center for the Arts (110 W College St., Murfreesboro). Adults are $18; children are $14. Rated R.

FREE THE AVENUE OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES: SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME theavenuemurfreesboro.com

Come out to The Avenue (2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro) for its Movies in the Park Series. Movies begin at sunset. Tonight’s showing is Spider-Man: No Way Home.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: LUCA See Friday, July 1.

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FREE NASHVILLE SUMMER READING FESTIVAL

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Enjoy live music, farm animals, craftsmen and demonstrators from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum (440 Hogan Road, Nashville). The Metro Nashville Mounted Patrol will host training demonstrations.

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

DROP-IN KIDS ART CLASSES

See Saturday, July 2.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, July 2.

NAUTICAL NONSENSE AT LINEBAUGH rclstn.org

Bring your tweens and teens out to Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) for ocean-themed crafts from 2 - 3 p.m. Register online.

FREE WHITE HOUSE AMERICANA CELEBRATION & FIREWORK SHOW

Laughter and the smell of funnel cakes will fill the air from 4 - 11 p.m. at the WL Anderson Sports Complex (2760 Old Hwy. 31, White House). Enjoy a carnival, live music from Rubiks Groove, a magic show before the music begins, food trucks, face painting, inflatables and a Brandon Webster Fireworks Show. Onsite parking is $10.

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

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: LUCA See Friday, July 1.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Friday, July 1.

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FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON

Come hear the Greek Mythology tale, The Muses, then create your own game inspired by the story at the Parthenon (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville). Registration begins at the entrance of the Parthenon at 10:30 a.m. Program lasts from 11 - 11:45 a.m. in The Parthenon’s Naos room.

FREE KITTEN READING CLUB

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

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM FUN DAY! lanemotormuseum.org

Come out to Lane Motor Museum (702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville) from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for vault tours, rides and demonstrations all included with your admission (vault tours are normally an additional $10). Museum admission is $3 for kids, $12 for adults.

FREE CRAFT DAY AT HENDERSONVILLE LIBRARY

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Come out to Hendersonville Public Library (140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville,) on Saturdays at 11 a.m. for special family activities.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY YOUTH MAGIC GROUP See Saturday, July 2.

See Spider-Man: No Way Home July 8 at The Avenue in Murfreesboro, July 15 at Nashville Shores or July 19 at Assembly Food Hall in Nashville.

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THINGS TO DO FREE VINTAGE BASE BALL

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The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball play “oldschool”style baseball games at Bicentennial Capitol Mall (600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville) at 12 and 2 p.m.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, July 2.

AVENUE Q

See Friday, July 8.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: LUCA See Friday, July 1.

Come out for We Rock the Spectrum of Franklin’s Ninja Warrior Clinic on Sunday, July 10, led by a Thompson’s Station resident who appeared on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT LET IT SHINE

FREE BIG BAND DANCES

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

SUMMER LAZE LASER SHOW

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NERF WARS AT MPACT SPORTS mpactsports.com/nerfwars.

See Saturday, July 2. See Saturday, July 2.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Friday, July 1.

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EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, July 4.

Come out to Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) for a walk at the library to discover new things and enjoy “brain breaks” along the way. For ages 4 and older.

See Saturday, July 2.

SONGS AND STORIES AT HISTORIC STONEWALL

SUN 10

AVENUE Q

See Friday, July 1.

LANE MOTOR VAULT TOURS

TINKERING GARAGE

See Saturday, July 2.

See Friday, July 1.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL See Saturday, July 2.

NINJA WARRIOR CLINIC

FREE LEIPER’S FORK LAWNCHAIR THEATRE: COCO

Kids ages 5 - 14 will train like real ninjas at We Rock the Spectrum Gym of Franklin (1113 Murfreesboro Road #203, Franklin). Choose from one of four sessions: 1 - 2 p.m., 2 - 3 p.m., 3 4 p.m or 4 - 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 and registration is required.

Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theatre features outdoor movies on select Saturday Nights during the summer at Leiper’s Creek Gallery (4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin).

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET STORYTIME: CINDERELLA Join a Nashville Ballet Teaching Artist to hear the story of Cinderella’s magical night at the Donelson Library (2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville) at 10:30 a.m.

See Friday, July 8.

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TINKERING GARAGE

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FREE RUNAWAY PUPPET THEATER AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Runaway Puppet Theater casts off for fun and adventure with their show High Seas Adventure from 1 - 2 p.m. at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood).

FREE TUESDAY CRAFTERNOONS AT BORDEAUX See Tuesday, July 5.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS See Tuesday, July 5.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: TAIL WAGGIN’ TUESDAYS

Meet at Bells Bend Outdoor Center (4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville) to join members of Nashville’s BarnardSeyfert Astronomical Society for a night of stargazing from 9 - 11 p.m. Telescopes will be available for up close star viewing. Call to register.

Bring your chairs and blankets to Historic Stonewall (332 E Main St., Gallatin) to hear live music on the lawn. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. You’ll be able to find your spot, eat some food, grab a drink and tour Stonewall. Opening bands begin from 7 - 7:30 p.m. and headliners will be on stage from 8 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.

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

TOY STORY IN CONCERT

FREE MOVE ON MONDAY AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

GLOW IN THE PARK

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See Tuesday, July 5.

MON 11

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FREE DANDY DJ AT LINEBAUGH

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK

FREE BSAS PUBLIC STAR PARTY

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

Sing along, find your rhythm and move with joy from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Nurture Nashville (992 Davidson Drive, Suite 102, Nashville). Cost is $12 per child. Grownups & precrawling baby siblings are free.

See Sunday, July 3.

See Friday, July 8. See Friday, July 8.

nurturenashville.com

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN

See Friday, July 8.

TOY STORY IN CONCERT

KIDS MUSIC + MOVEMENT

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

615-690-4487 tickets@nashvillesounds.com

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

WED 13 FREE ROGER DAY FAMILY CONCERT IN MURFREEBORO

Children’s entertainer Roger Day will perform at 10 a.m. next to the Kids’ Castle at Old Fort Park (275 Golf Lane, Murfreesboro).

FREE DANDY DJ AT SMYRNA LIBRARY

Bring your kiddos out to Smyrna Library (400 Enon Springs Road W, Smyrna) on Wednesdays from 10 - 11 a.m. for live family entertainment.

FREE RACHEL RODRIGUEZ AT CHURCH STREET PARK

See Friday, July 1.

Bring your little ones to Church Street Park, across from the Main Library, for summer fun Wednesdays in July at 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 and older.

TUE 12

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET STORYTIME: CINDERELLA

FREE LEGO CLUB AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY See Tuesday, July 5.

615-862-5873

Join Nashville Ballet to hear the story of Cinderella’s magical night at the Goodlettsville Library (205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville) at 10:30 a.m.

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

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

WILD THINGS AT THE WILDERNESS STATION See Wednesday, July 6.

AMAZING CODES AT MANSKER’S STATION visitgoodlettsville.com

Want to be a spy? Kids in grades three - eight can make their own cipher disk and break codes to find the hidden treasure throughout Historic Mansker’s Station (705 Caldwell Dr., Goodlettsville). Classes happen from 1 – 2 p.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Cost is $12 and reservations are required.

MUSIC CITY JERK FESTIVAL

musiccityjerkfest2022.eventbrite.com Enjoy the flavors of island cuisine from 1 - 8:30 p.m. at Walk of Fame Park (121 4th Avenue South, Nashville). The festival will host the Nashville International Caribbean and Reggae Awards; Kids Zone face painting; authentic food vendors, arts, crafts, family entertainment and more. Tickets start at $13.

LITTLE ART HOUSE SUMMER POP UP

These 45-minute classes at 4 and 5 p.m. include art projects as well as other stations for interactive play and creating at The Outfield (416 Chestnut Street, Nashville). Cost is $15 and registration is required.

FREE FAMILY SUMMER PARTY AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Wednesday, July 6.

NASHVILLE SC HOME GAMES See Sunday, July 3.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: WINNING WEDNESDAYS

615-690-4487 tickets@nashvillesounds.com

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

RETRO WEDNESDAYS AT STARDUST DRIVE-IN THEATRE See Wednesday, July 6.

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR! See Friday, July 1.

PARENT + TOT FAMILY YOGA nurturenashville.com

Help your little one develop flexibility, coordination and confidence through basic yoga poses, games & stories from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Nurture Nashville (992 Davidson Drive, Suite 102, Nashville). Cost is $12 per child, grownups are free.

FREE ESCAPE ROOM AT EDGEHILL LIBRARY

FRI 15

FREE ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CARS CRUISE-IN

See the OneRepublic and NEEDTOBREATHE “Never Ending Summer Tour” live at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $26.

MOVIE NIGHT AT CAPITAL THEATRE: DIRTY DANCING

See Thursday, July 7.

See Thursday, July 7.

capitoltheatretn.com

Come out for a movie at Capitol Theatre (110 W. Main St., Lebanon). Movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

See Friday, July 1.

See Friday, July 1.

FREE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS CONCERT SERIES whitehousechamber.org

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

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Friday, July 1.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS:

Throwback Thursdays tickets@nashvillesounds.com

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

FREE PORTLAND MUSIC ON MAIN CONCERT SERIES

July’s Music on Main features live music with Dustin Spears from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at 106 Main St., Portland. Bring a chair or rent one for $5. Brucey’s BBQ will have their food truck set up.

On Wednesdays July 13 and 27, Little Art House hosts summer pop-up art classses for kids outdoors at The Outfield in Nashville.

See Thursday, July 7.

See the boy band from the hit Nickelodeon TV show perform live at FirstBank Amphitheater (4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin). Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $44.

ONEREPUBLIC + NEEDTOBREATHE

TINKERING GARAGE

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD

Join children’s musician Roger Day when he brings his interactive music to the Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) from 1 – 2 p.m.

brentwood-tn.libcal.com

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET

THU 14

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

BIG TIME RUSH

See rock band Steely Dan perform live at FirstBank Amphitheater (4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin). Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $55.

bridgestonearena.com

explorethedc.org

FREE ROGER DAY AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

See Thursday, July 7.

STEELY DAN

FREE ALL ACCESS NIGHT AT DISCOVERY CENTER

FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES See Thursday, July 7.

firstbankamphitheater.com

PALACE THEATER KIDS MOVIE: 101 DALMATIANS See Friday, July 1.

FREE PUPPET SHOW: THE STONECUTTER 615-862-5800

Based on a traditional Asian folktale and featuring Bunraku puppetry, this story teaches two life lessons: be happy with who you are and make your wishes carefully. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays July 15 - 23 at the downtown Nashville Public Library (615 Church St., Nashville). Recommended for ages 4 - 10, showings are at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Saturday, July 2

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS See Friday, July 1.

FULL MOON PICKIN’ PARTY 615-862-8555 warnerparks.org

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

FREE FRANKLIN MOVIE IN THE PARK: PRINCESS DIARIES 615-794-2103 parksinfo@franklintn.gov

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

FREE SPRINGFIELD MOVIES: MEAN GIRLS (RATED PG-13) springfieldtn.gov

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

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THINGS TO DO DIVE IN MOVIE AT NASHVILLE SHORES: SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME See Friday, July 8.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK See Friday, July 1.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Friday, July 1.

GALLATIN GHOST WALK: FULL MOON FRIDAY

sumnercountyhistoryandhaunts.com Hear the colorful history of Sumner County through tales of the paranormal, True Crime and the supernatural. Advance reservations are required. Event starts at 8 p.m. Cost is $20.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: FOX17 (FIREWORK) FRIDAYS See Friday, July 1.

FREE MOONLIGHT MARKET AT GALLATIN FARMERS MARKET

This outdoor market at the Gallatin Farmers Market (160 W Franklin St., Gallatin) has a focus on local makers, vintage and vinyl and takes place each month from 6 - 9 p.m. through November. This month is Christmas in July!

OWL PROWL

owlshill.org/owl-prowl

Listen for owls, coyotes and night-singing insects at Owl’s Hill (545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood) from 7 - 8:30 p.m. As the stars come out, look for constellations and planets. In addition, meet their non-releasable owl ambassadors Must register. Cost is $15.

AVENUE Q

See Friday, July 8.

HANSON

ryman.com

In celebration of the band’s 25th Anniversary, the pop-rock trio will perform live at Ryman Auditorium (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $29.50.

SAT 16 FREE FARM FUN DAYS

615-837-5197 tn.gov/agmuseum/events.html

Enjoy farm animals and more from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum (440 Hogan Road, Nashville). The Metro Nashville Mounted Patrol will perform at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. The Nashville Puppet Truck will perform at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Saturday, July 2

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL See Saturday, July 2.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST AT WPNC See Saturday, July 2.

Families with children ages 12 and younger can join Kidsville at the Parthenon on Saturdays in July. Participants enter for free, learn a lesson and do a craft together under the statue of Athena. FREE NASHVILLE ZOO WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS 615-880-3957 lisa.bubert@nashville.gov

Learn about the different animal ambassadors at the Nashville Zoo at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. at the Madison Library (610 Gallatin Pike S, Madison). Call or email to register. For ages 0 - 12.

FREE DANCE PARTY WITH RACHEL SUMNER

FREE JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE OF GALLATIN STORYTIME Join the Junior Service League of Gallatin for storytime on the third Saturday of every month at Gallatin Public Library (123 E. Main St., Gallatin). Reading starts at 11 a.m.

FREE MT. JULIET SPLASH DAY mjparksandrec.org

Dance to music from around the world with children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Inglewood Library (4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville). For Prek - 4th grade, Rachel will teach everyone to dance the twist, the monkey, the swim and more.

This event transforms Charlie Daniels Park (1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet) into a mini water park for children consisting of free play in the splash pad, inflatable water slides and an inflatable slip-n-slide. The event from 4 - 9 p.m. is recommended for ages 5 -12. Children (under 18) must have their legal guardian sign a waiver in order to participate.

FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON

MURDER MYSTERY TRAIN RIDE & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

615-862-5862

Come explore music of the 1897 Centennial Exposition and more with musician, composer, and professor, Dr. Gary Nash of Fisk University, then create your own musical instrument at the Parthenon (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville). Registration begins at the entrance of the Parthenon at 10:30 a.m. Program lasts from 11 - 11:45 a.m. in The Parthenon’s Naos room.

DROP-IN KIDS ART CLASSES See Saturday, July 2.

SUNFLOWER SPECTACULAR! See Friday, July 1.

tcry.org

Enjoy a train ride on a restored stainless steel passenger train at Tennessee Central Railway Museum (220 Willow Street, Nashville). During this 90-mile round trip, enjoy a progressive murder mystery play performed right in your car during the trip to and from Watertown. Plus, Watertown holds its annual Music Fest and restaurants will be open for dining. Ride boards at 11:30 a.m. and departs at 12:30 p.m. The train arrives back in Nashville at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $26 for children under 12, adult coach seats are $50.

WORLD SNAKE DAY

FREE HENDERSONVILLE LIBRARY POPCORN & MOVIE

youseemore.com/hendersonville

Come out to Hendersonville Public Library (140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville,) at 11 a.m. for popcorn and a screening of Ponyo.

townofsmyrna.org

Celebrate scaly reptiles through a meet-and-greet animal show followed by snake-themed crafts and activities at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (110 Sam Ridley Parkway, Smyrna) from 12 – 2 p.m. Cost is free with paid admission ($5 - $6).

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FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, July 2.

FREE PUPPET SHOW: THE STONECUTTER See Friday, July 15.

CORNELIA FORT PICKIN’ PARTY corneliafortpickinparty.org

Enjoy stage performances by local artists, craft beer, family activities, food vendors and community pickin’ at Cornelia Fort Airpark in East Nashville (2640 Airpark Drive, Nashville). The fun starts at 5:30 each night and artists take the stage at 7:05 p.m.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, July 2.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK See Friday, July 1.

AVENUE Q

See Friday, July 8.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Friday, July 1.

SUMMER SONGWRITER SERIES AT ROCK CASTLE historicrockcastle.com

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

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: HIT CITY SATURDAYS See Saturday, July 2.

FREE BIG BAND DANCES See Saturday, July 2.

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NASHVILLE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE

161 Rains Ave., Nashville nashvilleshakes.org | 615-255-2273

161 Rains Ave., Nashville nashvillerep.org | 615-244-4878

Cymbeline oneCITY, Nashville: Aug. 18 - 21; Sept. 4 - 5 ;and Sept. 10 - 11 Academy Park, Franklin: Sept. 15 - 18

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Gem of the Ocean oneCITY, Nashville: Aug. 18 - 21; Sept. 4 - 5; and Sept. 10 - 11 Academy Park, Franklin: Sept. 15 - 18

NASHVILLE BALLET

3630 Redmon St., Nashville nashvilleballet.com | 615-297-2966 Cinderella October 7 - 9, 2022 Live in Studio A: An Immersive Dance Experience November 4 - 13, 2022 Nashville’s Nutcracker December 9 - 24, 2022 Anthology (World Premiere) February 10 - 12, 2023 New in Nashville April 21 – 23, 2023 The Sleeping Beauty (School of Nashville Ballet) May 5 – 14, 2023

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Elf the Musical! December 21, 2022 – January 1, 2023 August Wilson’s Fences March 3 – 5, 2023

505 Deaderick St., Nashville tpac.org | 615-782-4040

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time March 24 – April 2, 2023

Hamilton July 26 – August 7, 2022

Violet May 12 - 22, 2023

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird August 9 - 14, 2022 Pretty Woman: The Musical September 27 – October 2, 2022 Hadestown November 1 - 6, 2022 Les Misérables January 10 - 15, 2023 Six February 21 - 26, 2023 Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations March 21 - 26, 2023 Disney’s Aladdin May 2 - 7, 2023 1776 June 20 - 25, 2023

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260 W. Main St., # 204, Hendersonville hpactn.com | 615-826-6037 The Wedding Singer September 8 - 25, 2022 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 2 - 11, 2022 The Sound of Music March 23 - April 8 , 2023 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee June 2 - June 17, 2023


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Vanessa Williams with the Nashville Symphony October 20 - 22, 2022

The Play that Goes Wrong July 29 - August 13, 2022

Mozart & Tchaikovsky October 28 & 29, 2022 Ronnie Milsap with the Nashville Symphony November 8, 2022 Sinatra and Beyond November 10 - 12, 2022 Ghostbusters in Concert October 14 - 16, 2022 Home Alone in Concert December 2 - 4, 2022 Music City Christmas December 15 - 18, 2022 The Music of Motown February 9 - 11, 2023 Ratatouille in Concert March 17 - 19, 2023 Harry Potter in Concert May 12 - 14, 2023 The Beach Boys with the Nashville Symphony May 25 - 27, 2023 Black Panther in Concert June 15 - 18, 2023

All My Sons September 30 - October 15, 2022 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella December 2 - 17, 2022 The Book of Will February 3 - 18, 2023 Funny Money April 14 - 29, 2023 Cabaret June 9 - 24, 2023

STUDIO TENN

2000 Mallory Lane, Ste. 130-624 Franklin studiotenn.org | 615-541-8200 Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida: In Concert September 30 - October 1, 2022 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol December 10 - 11, 2022 Smoke on the Mountain March 23 - April 2, 2023 Here You Come Again May 17 - 28, 2023

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110 W College St., Murfreesboro boroarts.org | 615-904-2787 Avenue Q July 8 - 24, 2022 The Savannah Sipping Society August 19 - 28, 2022 Hamlet September 16 - 25, 2022 Sister Act November 4 - 20, 2022 Nuncrackers December 2 - 18, 2022

SPRINGHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY

14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna springhousetheatre.com | 615-852-8499 Seussical September 16 - October 1 A Christmas Carol December 1 - 11 You Can’t Take It With You February 10 - 25 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat April 21 - May 6

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THINGS TO DO SUMMER LAZE LASER SHOW See Saturday, July 2.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: FAMILY FUN SUNDAY See Sunday, July 3.

SUN 17 FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, July 2.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL See Saturday, July 2.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN See Sunday, July 3.

LANE MOTOR VAULT TOURS See Saturday, July 2.

FIESTA DAY AT ASHVILLE SHORES nashvilleshores.com

Come out to Nashville Shores (4001 Bell Road, Hermitage) for a day of live music, entertainment, authentic Hispanic food including food trucks, dance troupes and much more. Junior admission is $29.99 and adults are $49.99 (save $8 when you buy online).

FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Sunday, July 3.

FREE JAZZ ON THE CUMBERLAND 615-731-900 victorchatman.com

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

AVENUE Q

See Friday, July 8.

NIGHT VISIONS AT THE ZOO See Friday, July 1.

NASHVILLE SC HOME GAMES See Sunday, July 3.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PLAYHOUSE: THE MUSIC OF PHISH brooklynbowl.com

Head out to Brooklyn Bowl Nashville (925 3rd Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201) for a family-friendly concert that allows kids to move, play and sing! In addition, the events offer games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out for families with children ages 10 or younger. The fun starts at 12 p.m. and costs $15.

SING-A-LONG-A SOUND OF MUSIC nashvillesymphony.org

Come experience this one-of-a-kind interactive movie-going event that gives you the chance to sing, dance and even yodel along with the actors onscreen at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (One Symphony Place, Nashville). Show starts at 3 p.m. and tickets start at $26.25.

MON 18 EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, July 4.

TINKERING GARAGE See Friday, July 1.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: THE INCREDIBLES See Friday, July 1.

TUE 19 KIDS MUSIC + MOVEMENT See Tuesday, July 12.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS See Tuesday, July 5.

FREE NASHVILLE ZOO: OPOSSUM OPPOSITES library.nashville.org

A Nashville Zoo educator reads Opossum Opposites then introduces opossum ambassadors! Program is 30 mins., for ages 2 - 5 at 10 a.m. at the North Branch Library (1001 Monroe St., Nashville).

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

Wishing Chair Productions presents with hand puppets, music and marionettes at 11 a.m. at Edmondson Pike Library (5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville).

FREE ANIMOLOGY AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Kids can meet animals from 1 - 2 p.m. at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood).

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK See Tuesday, July 5.

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FREE PUPPET TRUCK AT CHURCH STREET PARK

Bring your little ones to Church Street Park, across from the Main Library, for live entertainment at 10:30 a.m.

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

Wishing Chair Productions presents the rhymes of Mother Goose with hand puppets, music and marionettes at 10:30 a.m. at Goodlettsville Library (205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville).

FREE KIDS WATER DAY AT PINKERTON PARK franklintn.gov

Come out to Pinkerton Park (405 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin) from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for water relays, water balloons, inflatables, water slides, beach balls and more! Bring your swimsuit and a beach towel, and they’ll provide the rest. Light snacks will be provided.

SUMMER DAYTIME SKATE

JOSH GROBAN

firstbankamphitheater.com

See singer Josh Groban perform live at FirstBank Amphitheater (4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin). Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50.

FREE SUNSET MOVIE: SPIDER-MAN: NOWAY HOME assemblyfoodhall.com

Come out for a movie on the Skydeck of Assembly Food Hall (5055 Broadway Place, Nashville). Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

WED 20 WILD THINGS AT THE WILDERNESS STATION See Wednesday, July 6.

Come out to Pinkerton Park in Franklin on Tuesday, July 19 for water relays, water balloons, inflatables, water slides, beach balls and more!

See Wednesday, July 6.

FREE FAMILY SUMMER PARTY AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Wednesday, July 6.

RETRO WEDNESDAYS AT STARDUST DRIVE-IN THEATRE See Wednesday, July 6.

THU 21 FREE COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY See Thursday, July 7.

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET STORYTIME: CINDERELLA 615-862-5873

Join Nashville Ballet to hear the story of Cinderella’s magical night at the Southeast Library (5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy. #201, Antioch) at 10:30 a.m.

FREE NASHVILLE ZOO: OPOSSUM OPPOSITES library.nashville.org

A Nashville Zoo educator will read Opossum Opposites and then introduce audiences to a live opossum! Program is for ages 2-5 and happens at 2 p.m. at the Hadley Park Library (1039 28th Ave. N, Nashville).

FREE SPLASH OUT murfreesborotn.gov

FREE KITTEN READING CLUB

Play under the spray of the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department at Old Fort Park on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. Wear clothes and shoes to get wet in, and don’t forget your sunscreen and towel. Times are 1:30 - 3 p.m.

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FREE ESCAPE ROOM AT EDGEHILL LIBRARY

WHAT TO DO WEDNESDAYS AT MY GYM BRENTWOOD See Wednesday, July 13. See Saturday, July 9.

The jazzy chanteuse is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Come Away With Me. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Ascend Amphitheater (310 1st Avenue South, Nashville) and tickets start at $35.

See Thursday, July 7.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: THE INCREDIBLES See Friday, July 1.

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THINGS TO DO FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES See Thursday, July 7.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, July 7.

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

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

FREE MUSIC ON MAIN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES goodlettsville.gov

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this live concert series outside Goodlettsville City Hall (105 N Main St., Goodlettsville) at 6:30 p.m. The July 7 show features music by Good Rockin’.

FRI 22 FREE PUPPET SHOW: THE STONECUTTER See Friday, July 15.

NASHVILLE DINOSAUR FEST dinoexpousa.com

The exhibition features various life-size dinosaurs in a walk-through setup July 22 - 24 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville). There will also be fossil excavation, jumping castles and more. Kids are $12, seniors are $15 and adults are $18.

SAT 23

BLUEGRASS ALONG THE HARPETH

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This two-day bluegrass festival returns to the Franklin Square today and tomorrow. Hear some of the best bluegrass bands around for a relaxing end to the work week. Saturday brings individual instrument and band contests. In addition there will be food, craft vendors and more.

AVENUE Q

See Friday, July 8.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: THE INCREDIBLES

FREE PUPPET SHOW: THE STONECUTTER See Friday, July 15.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPLASH BASH

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Kids can cool off on the inflatable water slides, splash pad and bubble blast pool at Lucky Ladd Farms (4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. See website for admission pricing.

See Friday, July 1.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST AT WPNC

FREE WHITE HOUSE MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: ELF

FREE SHABBY LANE SHOPPING

See Saturday, July 2.

Come on out and enjoy the holiday classic at White House Municipal Park (420 Highway 76, White House) starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be Christmas lights and everyone is encouraged to break out their Santa or elf hat and Hawaiian shirt for Christmas in July.

shabbylaneshoppingevents.com Shopping, food and fun over at Lane Agri-Park (315 John Rice Boulevard, Murfreesboro) from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON

Come hear about the bravery of Odysseus’s son in Greek Mythology, then create a “Be Brave” poster inspired by the story at the Parthenon (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville). Registrations begin at 10:30 a.m. Program lasts from 11 - 11:45 a.m.

FREE NASHVILLE SUMMER READING FEST

Celebrate summer reading from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Bellevue Park (684 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville). Special guests include Mr. Bond’s Science Guys, Rachel Rodriguez and more.

FREE FRANKLIN MOVIE IN THE PARK: SOUL See Friday, July 15.

FREE PUPPET TRUCK PRESENTS: THE WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE

DIVE-IN MOVIE AT NASHVILLE SHORES: ENCANTO

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Wishing Chair Productions presents the rhymes of Mother Goose with hand puppets, music and marionettes at 10:30 a.m. at Inglewood Library (4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville).

See Friday, July 8.

OWL’S HILL FAMILY FIREFLY HIKES 615-370-4672 owlshill.org

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

FREE END-OF-SUMMER LUAU AT HENDERSONVILLE LIBRARY

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Come out to Hendersonville Public Library (140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville,) at 11 a.m. for family fun, games and Kono Ice.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Saturday, July 2.

NASHVILLE DINOSAUR FEST See Friday, July 22.

See full suits of armor, helmets, swords and more at Frist Art Museum’s new exhibit, Knights in Armor, thru Octover 27, 2022.

FREE RIVERGATE BACK-TOSCHOOL BOOK BAG GIVEAWAY rivergate-mall.com

Book bags filled with school supplies will be handed out to students in grades 1 - 5 while supplies last from 12 - 2 p.m. at RiverGate Mall (1000 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsville). Activities include a face painter, balloon artist, bounce house, selfie station and character meet & greets.

FREE ARCHERY BASICS 615-862-4187

Learn archery skills at Bells Bend Park (4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville). Bows and arrows provided from 1 - 3 p.m. Call to register.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, July 2.

AVENUE Q

See Friday, July 8.

FREE BIG BAND DANCES See Saturday, July 2.

FREE BRENTFEST 2022

Live music, a kids zone, food trucks and a beer garden at the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park (1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood). Rubiks Groove performs from 6 - 10 p.m.

BLUEGRASS ALONG THE HARPETH See Friday, July 22.

FREE LEIPER’S FORK LAWNCHAIR THEATRE: DOG See Saturday, July 9.

NERF WARS AT MPACT SPORTS See Saturday, July 9.

FREE PICKIN’ IN THE PARK wmattmeyer@gmail.com

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

SUN 24 LANE MOTOR VAULT TOURS See Saturday, July 2.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, July 2.

FREE SUMMERTIME UKULELE CONCERT

Celebrate the summer with a ukulele concert at Green Hills Library (3701 Benham Ave., Nashville). Performance is from 3 - 4:45 p.m. near the garden.

FREE VINTAGE BASE BALL

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The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball play an “old-school”style baseball game at Carnton (1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin) at 1 p.m.

LANE MOTOR VAULT TOURS See Saturday, July 2.

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THINGS TO DO MON 25 EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, July 4.

TINKERING GARAGE See Friday, July 1.

FREE MUSIC TOGETHER CLASS inharmonymusicmidtn.com

Young children and the grown ups who love them can come sing, dance and play instruments at In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee (located at Blakemore United Methodist Church, 3601 West End Avenue, Nashville). Program happens at 4:30 p.m. Must register.

FREE UKULELE INSTRUCTION WORKSHOP

TODDLER TUESDAY AT SAM DAVIS HOME

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: TAIL WAGGIN’ TUESDAYS

FREE HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Bring your tots out to Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna) on the last Tuesday of every month from 10 - 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for toddlers and siblings, free for parents.

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FREE LEGO CLUB AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY See Tuesday, July 5.

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK See Tuesday, July 5.

FREE NASHVILLE ZOO WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS 615-880-3957 lisa.bubert@nashville.gov

Get hands-on ukulele instruction with other uke enthusiasts and then hang around to strum at Green Hills Library (3701 Benham Ave., Nashville) from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Learn about the different animal ambassadors at the Nashville Zoo at 10:30 at the Southeast Library (5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy. #201, Antioch). Call or email to register. For ages 0-12.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: BACK TO THE FUTURE

FREE MAGICIAN RODNEY KELLEY AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

See Friday, July 1.

TUE 26 KIDS MUSIC + MOVEMENT See Tuesday, July 12.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS See Tuesday, July 5.

See Tuesday, July 5.

WILD THINGS AT THE WILDERNESS STATION See Wednesday, July 6.

FREE SEARCH THE RIVER! 615-862-8555 wpnc@nashville.gov

Join naturalists with Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) for activities in water exploration, boatmaking and field games from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Email to register.

FREE FAMILY YOGA AT CHURCH STREET PARK 615-862-5800

Program happens at Church Street Park, across from the Main Library, at 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 and up.

FREE FAMILY SUMMER PARTY AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Wednesday, July 6.

HAMILTON

615-782-4040 tpac.org

See Tuesday, July 12.

SUMMER DAYTIME SKATE See Wednesday, July 6.

The hit musical returns to TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick Street, Nashville) July 26 - August 7, 2022. With book, music, and lyrics by LinManuel Miranda, Hamilton is the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. Tickets start at $49.

LITTLE ART HOUSE SUMMER POP UP See Wednesday, July 13.

RETRO WEDNESDAYS AT STARDUST DRIVE-IN THEATRE See Wednesday, July 6.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: WINNING WEDNESDAYS

See Wednesday, July 13.

HAMILTON

See Tueaday, July 26.

THU 28 FREE ANIMOLOGY AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY See Tuesday, July 19.

FREE ESCAPE ROOM AT EDGEHILL

See Thursday, July 7.

FREE KIDS FLAVOR LAB 615-862-5856

Don’t throw away your shot to see the national tour of the Broadway behemoth, Hamilton when it returns to Tennessee Performing Arts Center July 26 - August 7.

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Join Bordeaux Library (4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville) for fun and food literacy from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Participants will create “Ice Cream in a Bag.” For ages 6 12. Must register.

See Thursday, July 7.

See Thursday, July 7.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: BACK TO THE FUTURE See Friday, July 1.

FREE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS CONCERT SERIES whitehousechamber.org

Bring your lawn chairs for this family-friendly concert series featuring “Fortunate Son” at the Fran Hutson Amphitheater (105 College St., White House) starting at 6:30 p.m.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: THROWBACK THURSDAYS See Thursday, July 14.

CODY JOHNSON

See the Country Music artist perform at FirstBank Amphitheater (4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin). Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $44.

HAMILTON

See Tueaday, July 26.

FRI 29 BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Saturday, July 2

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS See Friday, July 1.

TINKERING GARAGE See Friday, July 1.

DIVE IN MOVIE AT NASHVILLE SHORES: LUCA See Friday, July 8.

FREE FRANKLIN MOVIE IN THE PARK: KARATE KID (1984) See Friday, July 15.

HAMILTON

See Tueaday, July 26.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: BACK TO THE FUTURE See Friday, July 1.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: FOX17 (FIREWORK) FRIDAYS See Friday, July 1.

RED, WHITE & ZOO nashvillezoo.org

Adults can enjoy unlimited samples of wines from around the world while strolling through the exotic habitats from 7:30 - 10 :30 p.m. at Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville). Plus, live music, animal encounters and more. Guests under age 21 are not permitted.


THINGS TO DO SAT 30 BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Saturday, July 2

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Tuesday, July 5.

TINKERING GARAGE See Friday, July 1.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST AT WPNC See Saturday, July 2.

DROP-IN KIDS ART CLASSES See Saturday, July 2.

HARRY POTTER DAY! townofsmyrna.org

Celebrate one the greatest wizards of all time at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (110 Sam Ridley Parkway, Smyrna) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring your robes and wands for a magical day full of fun and enchantment. Cost is free with paid admission ($5 – $6).

BEGINNER UKULELE WORKSHOP

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Participants will learn and practice ukulele basics while playing familiar songs at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville) at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Included with museum admission; free to members.

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET STORYTIME: CINDERELLA 615-862-5873

Join Nashville Ballet to hear the story of Cinderella’s magical night at the Old Hickory Library (1010 Jones St., Old Hickory) at 10:30 a.m.

FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON

Kids can learn about the businessman who invented “The Pet Rock” and create their own pet rock to take home at the Parthenon (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville). Program lasts from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Register at 10:30 a.m.

ANNIE BY ACT TOO PLAYERS franklintheatre.com

Act Too Players’ production of Annie at the Franklin Theatre (419 Main Street, Franklin). Performances are today at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and July 31 at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 – $25.

GLOW IN THE PARK

See Saturday, July 2.

FREE BIG BAND DANCES

See Saturday, July 2.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: HIT CITY SATURDAYS See Saturday, July 2.

SUMMER LAZE LASER SHOW See Saturday, July 2.

NASHVILLE SC HOME GAMES See Sunday, July 3.

The WWE SummerSlam will be held in Nashville for the first time on July 30 at Nissan Stadium. NASHVILLE BEATLES BRUNCH

LES MISÉRABLES BY ACT TOO PLAYERS

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Adapted for high school performers, Les Misérables School Edition features the same memorable score and characters performed by the youth cast of Act Too Players. Performances are today at 4 and 7:30 p.m. and July 31 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Franklin Theatre (419 Main Street, Franklin). Tickets are $13 - $25.

See Saturday, July 2.

See Saturday, July 30.

FREE MURFREESBORO MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: BACK TO THE FUTURE

LES MISÉRABLES BY ACT TOO PLAYERS

See Friday, July 1.

THE THEATER BUG‘S 7 WAYS TO SUNDAY

See Sunday, July 3.

Created in partnership with The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, this show helps teens suffering from suicidal depression understand that they are not alone. Performances are at The Looby Theater (2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville), today through Aug. 7; Thursdays - Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Cost is $15.

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SUN 31 TINKERING GARAGE See Friday, July 1.

See Saturday, July 30.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS: FAMILY FUN SUNDAY

FREE STORY TIME WITH BACH TO ROCK MUSIC SCHOOL

See Saturday, July 2.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Tueaday, July 26.

This WWE wrestling event is held in Nashville for the first time at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville). Show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.

LANE MOTOR VAULT TOURS

See Saturday, July 2.

ANNIE BY ACT TOO PLAYERS

WWE SUMMERSLAM

Bring your toddlers out to this highenergy Rock ‘n’ Roll storytime at Richland Park Library (4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville) from 12 - 1 p.m.

LANE MOTOR VAULT TOURS

HAMILTON

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, July 2.

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

HAMILTON

See Tueaday, July 26.

CARNTON SUNSET CONCERT SERIES

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Featuring “Mixtape, an 80s Cover Band.” Gates open at 4 and show starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $15.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids ($20 at the gate).

THE THEATER BUG‘S 7 WAYS TO SUNDAY See Saturday, July 30.

KENDRICK LAMAR

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See the rapper at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $72.50.

VINTAGE BASE BALL

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The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball play “old-school”style baseball games at The Hermitage (4580 Rachels Ln., Hermitage) at 12 and 2 p.m. Grounds admission is $19 for adults, $12 for youth and children 4 and under get in free.

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August 5 - 13 Williamson County AG Expo Park

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August 18 - 21 The Fairgrounds in Lebanon wilsoncountyfair.net

NASHVILLE STAMPEDE DAYS August 19 - 21 Bridgestone Arena

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

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

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

MUSIC CITY ALL STARS 215 Gothic Court, #102, Franklin 615-915-1047 | musiccityallstars.com

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

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Murfreesboro 615-896-7309 | onegoalsports.net

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

A non-profit, community-based sports league providing quality sports programming for families in a fun, Christian environment. Now registering for Spring and Summer.

Sign up for music lessons at Bach to Rock Mt. Juliet and save $39 on enrollment today! Fun music lessons for toddlers, kids and teens. Adults love us too! Learn with local, experienced teachers. July features our summer music camps.

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

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

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

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

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

BILL TAYLOR BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE

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

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

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

SUGAR DROP SUMMER COOKING CAMPS 574 Franklin Road, Franklin 629-202-6949 | sugardrop.com

E.T.C. GYMNASTICS

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

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

E.T.C. Gymnastics is dedicated to bringing a new standard of excellence in gymnastics through Him. We offer classes in gymnastics for boys and girls ages 2 - 18 years and all ability levels. We also offer cheerleading and tumbling, as well as competitive teams. Call and ask about our free trial class. We also do parties, field trips and parents’ nights out.

FLOUR POWER

330 Franklin Road, Ste. 110A, Brentwood 615-961-3466 | flourpowerstudios.com/nashville

Children love exploring creativity and the idea of learning new skills –– especially when there’s a lot of fun involved! Preschool to Teens – Our themed weekly classes are a fun way for your Lil’ Chef to focus on hands-on kids cooking class sessions while learning recipes to try at home. Tuition includes recipe handouts to take home, and all supplies. We look forward to seeing you at a Flour Power studio near you soon.

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SUMMER AT DANCE ACADEMY OF BELLEVUE 8074 TN-100, Nashville 629-888-9954 | danceacademyofbellevue.com

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

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