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VOLUME 25, No. 1

CONTENT 26 WHAT IF?! Ignite your child’s imagination with simple strategies you can employ at home.

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Soundtrack Your Kids’ Lives didn’t do it. I didn’t give him piano lessons. I never thought he was interested in it and certainly never crowed, “practice!” But I have a boy completely in love with playing the piano. I didn’t see it coming. This is the one I thought would turn into Jeremy Wade, (TV’s River Monster guy) or some kind of explorer. This is a boy who spent hour upon hour in creek and wood, catching fish, camping out, building fires, exploring, running, usually with a Band-Aid or two on his body just from flinging himself at life. Who knew he would fall deeply in love with music, teach himself to play piano and feel so much passion about it? I paid for piano lessons for three of my kids, but not him. We can be so wrong! My boy’s aptitude for music did not come out of the blue. We have a very musical home where we’re always humming and singing, always playing something. Five of us are very loud about our music tastes and pursuits; this boy was private in his approach. Last month he saw film composer Hans Zimmer in concert at Ascend Amphitheater, and it reminded him of listening to Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack when he was little. I’d drive my four to school and play it, sometimes over and over again at their request. In my rearview mirror, I’d see all of them entranced, imaginations sparked, music pounding away — nary an iPad in sight. If you listen to the very first Pirates soundtrack, you’ll know I wasn’t messing around with little kid music for my kids. I always let them listen to what I was listening to. They became Beatles fanatics, but movie soundtracks topped it all when we crisscrossed town for ballet, tap, drama, art class, baseball, soccer, football and the errands of our lives. We wore out Randy Newman’s Toy Story; Monsters, Inc.; Zimmer’s The Lion King, Alan Menken’s The Little Mermaid; Pocahontas; Beauty and the Beast; Aladdin; and oh my — Michael Giacchino’s Up and Ratatouille, not to mention the late, great James Horner’s Glory or the marvelous Titanic! Bring music to your little ones. Even if they’re playing on iPads while you drive them about, try putting on a movie soundtrack. In a world where everything we do has been altered by technology, music can’t be tampered with. It’s such a gift, such an inspiration. And kids need that. They need to be inspired to find what they love. Back to my boy. My piano man. Like I said, I may have had a small hand in his discovery of music, but the joy he has for it is all his. Do your kids have something in life that brings them great joy? Maybe a little music is in order!

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SAY SO >> Parent chat on Facebook.

Kids & Education: SEND THEM TO YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL OR NOT? Some give a hearty “NO” while others give a thoughtful “YES.”

AGAINST IT “We have extended year school, and I absolutely hate it! The kids never have time to actually be kids. And if they take honors classes, they’re ‘punished ‘ by having to do homework during what little summer they do have. Absolutely hate it!” — Vickie Staggs Poet “No. Children need time to be children. It’s something they will never get back, so I think they need a summer break to have a little fun.” — Heather Hale

“Absolutely not! Children have very little time to be children as it is — especially at school. If school was more like it used to be where it taught critical thinking skills with classes that teach basic life skills, fine, but schools today have to push to test and there is very little downtime from kindergarten on up!” — Amber J. Barts- McFarland

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FOR IT “My son attends a year-round STEM school and we love it. They get out for summer the first week of June, and they don’t go back until July 31. It’s only about a week’s difference from the other schools in our county. They have a two-week spring and fall break as well.” — Leslie Locke Walker “As a parent of older children (23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17 and 14 years and then a 7-month-old), I would like year-round school with spring, summer and fall breaks. Keeps the child’s mind going. My

kids get to missing school about half way through the summer.” — Tiffany Ann Bennett “We are pretty much going year round now without all the breaks that go with it to allow children to recharge. Most people don’t realize it, but the kids would still get a summer break. It would only be slightly shorter than now, but with bigger breaks during the year, too. I think it’s high time we moved to year round.” — Kelly Watlington Peterson

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MIND & BODY Strep throat is a common childhood ailment easily treated with antibiotics, but complications can arise if you’re not diligent. By Chad Young

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hile strep throat can strike year round, it usually surfaces during the school year when kids are in close quarters. With back-to-school time here, brush up on what to know about this common illness and its potential complications.

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The contagious bacteria group “A streptococcus” causes strep, and it’s commonly found in the nose and throat. “The strep bacteria can live on surfaces, so it’s important to wash your hands regularly to avoid spreading it,” says Sheila McMorrow, M.D., pediatric ER medical director at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. And yes, some kids do get it more often. “There are some children who seem to be prone to strep throat, and we don’t know why they are more susceptible than others,” says Joseph Gigante, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He says some kids are strep carriers, meaning they’ll test positive but have no signs or symptoms. These kids often go undetected since they don’t get sick. “The most common symptoms of strep are sore throat, swollen tonsils, fever over 100 degrees, tender lymph nodes along the neck and jaw, white spots on the back of the throat and sometimes abdominal pain with or without

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TAKE A CLOSER LOOK vomiting,” says Jennifer Melendez, RN, MSN, DNP, pediatric ER director at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. If your child shows strep signs, her pediatrician will administer a rapid strep test and throat culture to confirm the diagnosis. Strep’s tackled with a round of antibiotics, and most kids cease being contagious after 24 hours of beginning treatment. “It is important that children take all the antibiotics that are prescribed,” says Gigante, acknowledging it’s common for kids to stop taking them as soon as they’re feeling better; medicine can get lost in the refrigerator of a busy household, too. Pick up a new toothbrush for your child. “It’s important to toss the toothbrush a couple days after beginning antibiotics,” says McMorrow. “If your child continues to use the same toothbrush, she can become re-infected after treatment is complete.”

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

While complications from strep are uncommon, they can arise if it’s not properly treated. Gigante says left untreated or only partially treated, the strep infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause peritonsillar abscess (infection behind tonsils), retropharyngeal abscess (infection behind the throat), ear infections, sinus infection or pneumonia, just to name a few. And things can get worse. “Other more serious complications include acute rheumatic fever (inflammation of the

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Chad Young is managing editor.

STREP PREVENTION • Minimize close contact with anyone contagious • Teach kids to wash their hands a lot • Don’t share eating utensils, drinks or toothbrushes • Boost immune system with proper vitamins • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep to keep her body strong


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LOCAL NEWS RABBIT HOLE VR ARCADE Opens this Month!

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We say to our kids, “Use your imagination!� But ... maybe we actually need to teach them to do that.

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Come on, kids! You can do better than that! Think ‘outside of the box!’”

That’s what the teacher says. But what does she mean? Kids hear that kind of prompt but don’t really know what she’s saying. So they nod and try. But what exactly is “thinking outside of the box?” Some sort of vague way of saying, “Use your imagination!” While there’s hardly enough time to teach out-of-the-box thinking in the academic setting, it means to approach problems in new, innovative ways. To think of things on your own. To be intellectually curious and interested in exploring the unknown and to bring it out into the open. Adults are right to encourage kids to “use your imagination,” but plenty of children (and adults) feel a deficit in that department, believing themselves uncreative and leading them to turn in run-of-the-mill work, filled with the bare minimum requirements of an assignment rubric. In an era where kids are often absorbed by one electronic device or another in their spare time, how can you cultivate in them the ability to look at things differently? Originally? Your brilliant child may have the aptitude to conceive of something innovative (and big companies seek minds that are), but if he’s not going to use his imagination, he won’t be able to come up with much.

DO YOUR PART

The National Education Association says the “Four Cs” — creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration — are the skills most important for 21st century learning. And while we can press repeat on the “Four Cs” over and over again, it doesn’t mean much if it’s not put into action. With iPads doing much of the heavy lifting for preschool imaginations, parents must limit screens for more free time for dreaming, playing and individual interests. Ignite your child’s imagination ... or not. Start at home while your young child is putty in your hands. Try to purposefully raise him in a creative environment where screen time is balanced — planned and managed just like daily meals. Give him a head start in discovering his unique abilities as he grows by giving him chances to explore his creativity. Here are easy, doable things you can do, beginning with the great “What if?”

The “What if?” exercise is a great way to encourage a laid-back, non judgmental approach to open-ended thinking. The exercise helps kids generate a lot of potential ideas and research shows creative people tend to be idea factories.

1. USE “POSSIBILITY THINKING”

Ask your child “What if?” in as many ways as possible. When he comes to you for help, turn it around on him rather than jumping in and solving it. Asking “What if?” helps him think of creative possibilities, says Colleen Kessler, former teacher, gifted specialist and author of numerous books including Raising Creative Kids: A Collection of Simple Creativity Prompts for Children (Create Space Publishing Platform; 2016). It will change his thinking from “What is this and what does it do?” to “What can I do with this?”

2. NURTURE INTERESTS

Creativity and imagination blooms when kids feel passion for activities they enjoy. Let THEM choose their activities and explore them in depth, Kessler says. If your child loves playing with trains, then find train activities for him — build trains, go see trains, study train history, write about trains, color trains, paint trains, act like a train.

3. READ, READ, READ

It’s the great mental stimulator of our society and yet parents lose the reading battle daily to electronic endeavors. It was Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) who said so craftily, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” It can’t be said enough to start young with reading by doing it and encouraging it. Read stories at bedtime, read at the table, read while kids are in the bath, read, read, read. Go to the library, go

to storytimes, read in front of them, love it, talk about it ... READ! As your child grows, ask questions about what he’s reading. Ask “What if?” a lot. And don’t fill in the blanks for him. When you ask “What if?” ... wait. Wait for him to reply. Wait. Then listen carefully to what happens next.

4. GO AHEAD, MAKE MISTAKES

So many times, maybe it’s because we hate to see our children struggle, we rush in and save them. This is actually the opposite approach if you want your child to be creative, says Peggy Drexler, Ph.D., author and research psychologist. “Children develop self-confidence when they figure things out on their own. Letting your child try and try again — and eventually getting it right on his own — teaches him about himself, about life and about problem solving.”

5. MINIMIZE SCREEN TIME

In our tech-saturated world, a kid’s right brain is often underactive when it’s hooked up to a screen device, says Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D., author of Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time (New World Library; 2015). Creative activities stimulate the right brain, so parents have to go out of their way to make them happen. It’s hard for parents to fight the endless lure of the iPad and smartphone, but many educators now say it’s the most important battle to wage for your child’s creative abilities.

6. TAKE AN ARTS CLASS

Over and over again, research supports the importance of arts in a child’s education, but many times academics are always put first. Take matters into your own hands if your child’s arts education is lacking. “If children are exploring and thinking and experimenting and trying new ideas, then creativity has a chance to blossom,” says MaryAnn Kohl, an arts educator and author of numerous books about children’s art education. After all, WHAT IF you just let your children be on their devices all day long without talking or doing anything else but that? Susan Day is editor of this publication. She has four great kids and does worry about technology taking over the world.

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DAVIDSON ART Brushfire Pottery Studio 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 150 Nashville • 615-385-5334 brushfirepottery.com Pottery on a walk-in basis throughout the year plus field trips for school group and homeschoolers. No registration needed. Cheekwood 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 615-356-8000 • cheekwood.org Tuesdays for Tots (September - May) gives preschoolers hands-on art activities. Cheekwood offers art camps during school breaks plus workshop throughout the year. Registration is ongoing.

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Children’s Corner Store 718 Thompson Lane, Ste. 104 Nashville, TN 37204 childrenscornerstore.com The art of sewing is taught through an assortment of classes for adults and children.

Dabble Studio 330 Harrison St., Nashville 615-678-8784 dabblestudio.com Painting classes with accompanying adults throughout the year. Registration is ongoing.

The Clay Lady’s Campus 1416 Lebanon Pike, Ste. C Nashville • 615-242-0346 theclaylady.com Pottery classes for ages 16 & older throughout the year. Registration begins Aug. 14.

Frist Center 919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 • fristcenter.org The Frist’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery lets kids do hands-on projects throughout the year. Special programs during the year and summer camps for ages 5 - 18. No registration needed.

Craft South 2516 12th Ave. S. Nashville craft-south.com/workshops Open sewing and crafting studio with a full calendar of creative workshops for all ages.

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Green Elephant Arts 615-679-0654 greenelephantarts.com Mobile art programs for group playdates and homeschoolers 18 months and older begin Aug. 6. Homeschool classes for ages 5 - 9 begin Aug. 23. Registration is open. Gymboree Play & Music 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-221-9004 gymboreeclasses.com The Art Class for ages 2 - 5 covers painting, sculpture, drawing, collage and more. Registration is ongoing. (please turn the page)

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Arts Hatch Show Print 224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-577-7710 hatchshowprint.com Free Letterpress art making on the first Sunday of each month for ages 5 - 18. No registration needed. Haus of Yarn 265 White Bridge Road Nashville, TN 37209 Private lessons in knitting for children and adults. Recommended for ages 8 and older, $25 for one-hour session. Little Art House 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville 615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Classes for ages 3 & older, including family drop-in classes on Sundays (a different project each week). Baby Sensory Art Class for ages 12 - 24 months. Registration is ongoing. Metro Parks Art Classes at Centennial Art Center 301 25th Ave. N., Nashville 615-862-8442 nashville.gov/parks Plans are in the works for developing youth art classes this fall. Summer art camps for ages 8 - 14. Michael’s michaels.com The local craft store has ongoing art classes for kids and adults. Enter your zip code at the website for classes near you. Nashville School of the Arts See listing in “Dance.” OZ Arts Nashville 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville 615-350-7200 ozartsnashville.com OZ hosts day-long multi-arts programs for ages 5 - 15 on days when Metro Nashville Public Schools are out of session during the school year. Registration is ongoing. Paint + Canvas 6913 Lenox Village Drive Nashville • 615-499-0513 paintpluscanvas.com Fall classes for ages 6 - 14, plus spring and summer sessions. Open painting for kids takes place Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for $25. Registration is open.

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Painting with a Twist 4009 Charlotte Ave. Nashville • 615-647-8478 paintingwithatwist.com Scheduled paint classes. Ages 7 and older welcomed at morning classes and Family Days. Plaza Art 633 Middleton St., Nashville 37203 Professional artist supply store that also offers monthly classes in various mediu from beginners to advanced. River Art Studio 8329 Sawyer Brown Rd. Nashville, TN 37221 riverartstudio.net Art studio located in West Nashville offering art classes, parties and workshops. Sarratt Youth Art Institute 207 Sarratt Student Center Nashville • 615-343-0491 vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart/summeryouth-art-institute Summer art classes for kids ages 5 7. Registration TBA. Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts gsfta.com A four-week residency summer program (usually in June) for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance and filmmaking. Each January more than 1,400 students from all over Tennessee compete for the 230 available scholarships. The students selected for the School for the Arts show true talent and motivation. VSA Tennessee vsatn.org Offers an enriching array of arts programs like dance, visual arts and choir all year and throughout the state for students of all ages with and without disabilities. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Nashville • 615-383-4848 watkins.edu A pre-college program for teens includes drawing/painting, graphic design and photography. Summer camps for kids. Registration begins Aug. 14.

DANCE 615 House of Dance 2121 Gains St., Nashville 615-516-6604 615houseofdance.com Breakdancing classes for kids of all experience levels. Registration open. Bellevue Dance Center 7097 Old Harding Pike, Nashville 615-662-8553 bellevuedancecenter.com Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern and contemporary “concert dance” for ages 3 & older. Registration is open; classes begin Aug. 7. Burlingame Studios of Dance 3642 Central Pike, Hermitage 615-889-6575 burlingamestudios.com Ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, tumbling and all-boys hip hop for ages 3 & older. Registration is open. DancEast 805 Woodland St., Ste. 314 Nashville • 615-601-1897 danceast.org Classes for ages 2 & older in creative movement, intro to ballet, pretap, ballet, tap, jazz, modern and breakdance. Registration is open.

Hermitage Dance Academy 3441 Lebanon Pike, Ste. 130 Hermitage • 615-231-7100 hermitagedance.com Ages 2 & older can take intro to ballet, tumbling, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and Zumba. A “Without Limits” class is designed for children with special needs, ages 8 - 15. Registration is open. Metro Parks Dance Division at Centennial Performing Arts Studios 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville 615-862-8439 nashville.gov/parks-and-recreation/cultural-arts/dance.aspx Classes for children, teens and adults in ballet, pointe, Afro-Caribbean, creative movement, contemporary, modern, hip hop, tap and musical theater. Operates the Centennial Youth Ballet. Classes available at McCabe Park, Sevier Park & Hadley Park community centers. Registration is open. Moves & Grooves 2275 Murfreesboro Pike, Ste. 101 Nashville • 615-953-1363 movesandgrooves.org Arts-integrated learning experience for at-risk youth in grades 2 - 8. Summer camps available. Registration is open.

Dance in Bloom 7982 Coley Davis Road, Nashville 615-662-4819 danceinbloom.com Classes run August - May (register any time) for ages 2 & older. Instruction in dance/tumbling fundamentals, ballet, tap, jazz, modern and more. Registration is open; classes start mid-Aug.

Nashville Ballroom & Co. 630 Rundle Ave., Nashville 615-726-8899 nbcdancetn.com Classes for ages 8 and older in American and international ballroom, plus social dance lessons including two step, hustle, west coast swing and more. Registration is open.

Dancity Productions 5714 Edmondson Pike 2D Nashville • 617-970-3486 dancewithdancity.com Creative movement, ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary tap, hip hop and musical theater for ages 2 - 18. Registration is open; classes begin Aug. 1.

Nashville Dance Center 11 Vaughns Gap Road, Ste. 200 Nashville • 615-385-7997 nashvilledancecenter.com Classes for ages 2 & older include pre-ballet, creative movement, tumbling, ballet, tap and hip hop/jazz, plus competitive dance for ages 6 - 18. Registration is open; classes begin Aug. 14.

Genas-Dance-School 327 Rural Hill Road, Ste. F Nashville • 615-361-5278 genas-dance-school.com Lessons in tap, ballet, lyrical​, hiphop, clogging and more for ages 3 and older. Registration is open.

Nashville Irish Step Dancers 2710 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville 615-578-7368 nashvilleirishstepdancers.com Irish dance school for all levels teaches both traditional and original solo material as well as group instruction. A competition level is available along with several performance opportunities throughout the year.


Nashville School of Dance and Music 63 E. Thompson Lane, Ste. 105 Nashville • 615-403-0060 danceandmusicnow.com Classes for ages 18 months and older in creative movement, tumbling, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and choreography. Registration is open. Nashville School of the Arts 1250 Foster Ave., Nashville 615-291-6600 schools.mnps.org/nashvilleschool-of-the-arts-high-school School for grades 9 - 12 combines academics with arts training in instrumental music, vocal music, visual art, theater, dance and literary arts. Open enrollment. National Dance Clubs 5133 Harding Pike, Ste. A-12 Nashville • 615-352-1155 nationaldanceclubs.com Intro to Ballroom packages available for ages 4 & older. Registration is ongoing. School of Nashville Ballet 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com Dance for ages 2 & older includes a children’s division up to professional level. Creative movement and Mommy & Me available for young kids. The Young Men’s Scholarship Program provides free tuition for one year for boys ages 6 - 18. Registration open; classes begin Aug. 14.

MUSIC Bandwagon Music & Repair 7639 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville 615-721-2263 bandwagonmusicandrepair.com Lessons in flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, guitar and voice. Parent/tot “Music Together” classes. Registration is ongoing. Belmont Academy 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 615-460-6346 belmontacademy.net Music instruction for all ages in guitar, piano, strings, flute, percussion, trombone and voice. Registration is ongoing.

Blair School of Music 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville 615-322-7651 blair.vanderbilt.edu Home to one of the top-rated Kindermusik programs in the country and the Blair Children’s Chorus programs. Registration opens Aug. 1; classes begin in Sept. Childbloom Guitar Program 4412 Illinois Ave., Nashville 859-448-3339 kidsguitarnashville.com Private and small-group guitar lessons for ages 5 & older with an annual recital. Registration is ongoing. Creative Soul Music Academy 2709 Bransford Ave., Nashville 615-678-6616 creativesoulnashville.com Music lessons for ages 5 & older in piano, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, plus a band program. Registration is ongoing. Guitar Center 721 Thompson Lane, Nashville 615-297-7770 guitarcenter.com Lessons for all ages in guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, drums, band/ orchestra, vocals, keyboards and more. Registration is ongoing. Gymboree Play & Music 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 615-221-9004 gymboreeclasses.com The Music Class for ages 6 - 28 months includes songs, dance, movement, games and instruments. Registration is ongoing. Melodia Studio 1318 Seventh Ave. N., Nashville 615-953-9642 melodiastudio.com Piano lessons for all ages and levels. Also available is the “First Steps in Music” class for infants and toddlers. Registration is ongoing. Melody Music Studios 615-510-3798 melodymusicstudios.com Lessons in instructors’ studios or at your home on a variety of instruments. Registration is ongoing. Mobile Music Academy 615-301-8589 • mmamusic.com In-home lessons for all ages include piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin/ viola, saxophone, cello, bass and flute. Registration is ongoing.

Music City Music Together Available at various Nashville spots 615-730-6971 musiccitymusictogether.com Parent-and-tot music-and-movement program for ages birth to 5 years. Registration is ongoing. Music City Youth Orchestra musiccityyo.org A string orchestra and chamber music program for middle and high school students. Auditions for the 2017/18 season take place Aug. 7, 12 & 14. The Music Class/Sound Start at Gordon Jewish Community Center 801 Percy Warner Blvd. Nashville • themusicclass.com Music Pups parent/tot music-andmovement program for ages birth - 4 years takes place in fall, spring and summer. Registration is open. Nashville Children’s Choir nashvillechildrenschoir.org In cooperation with Belmont University, this program includes three sequenced choirs for grades 3 - 8 and the Nashville Youth Choir for grades 9 - 12. The next audition takes place Thursday, Aug. 10.

Arts Nashville Symphony 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 615-687-6500 nashvillesymphony.org Pied Piper Series of concerts for children; FREE Young People’s Concerts for students in grades K 12 ($10 for chaperones/teachers) with curriculum. Learn more about more symphony initiatives at the website. Pro Music Academy 2803 Columbine Place, Nashville 615-200-0604 promusicacademy.com Lessons for all levels taught by professional working musicians. Registration is ongoing. School of Rock Nashville 3201 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 615-730-5306 schoolofrock.com Lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums and voice with an emphasis on live performance. A “Little Wings” program for preschoolers is available. Registration is open.

Nashville Music Academy 2716 Westwood Drive, Nashville 615-521-1937 nashvillemusicacademy.org Lessons for all ages on every instrument. Special needs program available, too. Registration is open.

W.O. Smith Music School 1125 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville 615-255-8355 • wosmith.org Music instruction for kids ages 7 - 18 from low-income families. Lessons are 50 cents each, and the school provides instruments. Fall registration is Aug. 7 - 10.

Nashville School of the Arts See listing in “Dance.”

Williams Fine Violin 1218 17th Ave. S., Nashville 615-429-2927 williamsfineviolins.com Private lessons for ages 4 & older (depending on instructor) in violin, fiddle, cello, double bass as well as beginning piano and voice. Registration is ongoing.

Nashville Jazz Workshop 1319 Adams St., Nashville 615-242-5299 nashvillejazz.org Ensemble classes focusing on master artists. Additional classes include theory, improvisation and more. Some proficiency on instruments is required. Registration is open. Nashville Youth Orchestra Program blair.vanderbilt.edu/precollegeadult/NYOP.php Comprises eight student orchestras — including the Curb Youth Symphony — at different skill levels for students in grades 3 - 12. The next round of auditions take place Aug. 12 - 23.

Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) held at Vanderbilt University 2201 West End Ave., Nashville 615-849-8140 • yeahrocks.org Charitable youth arts organization. Rock camps and Rock Block, where students ages 10 - 17 learn to play music through collaborative experience. Fall sessions to be posted online this month and begin in Sept. (please turn to page 33)

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THEATER The 4th Wall Acting Studio 100 Taylor St., Ste. B8, Nashville 615-398-0616 the4thwallactingstudio.com Saturday classes for ages 12 - 17 includes scene study, character development and script analysis. Registration is ongoing; space is limited. Metro Parks Theater Division at Centennial Performing Arts Studios 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville 615-880-2281 theater.nashville.gov Classes for ages 3 - 14 include dramatic play, acting fundamentals & essentials, story drama and more. Plus, classes for special needs youth ages 15 & older. Register now for fall/winter 2017. Nashville Acting Studio 2701 Greystone Road, Ste. C Nashville • 629-777-6980 nashvilleactingstudio.com Young actors classes on Saturdays for ages 6 - 18 focus on acting for the camera. Registration is open. Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-252-4675 • nashvillect.org NCT offers a wide range of drama classes throughout the year for PreK and older. Registration for the fall opens Aug. 12. Nashville School of the Arts See listing in “Dance.” Nashville Theatre School 615-477-1628 nashvilletheatreschool.com Brings after-school musical theater classes to preschools and schools. Registration is open. Nashville Youth Theatre Company nashvilleyouththeatre.com Middle and high school students perform, play, write, sing, dance, act, manage and more. Performances take place at Lipscomb University. Registration is open. Street Theatre Company’s ClassAct Dramatics 615-554-7414 streettheatrecompany.org Year-round opportunities for ages 5 - 18 in classes, workshops, musicals and plays. Seasonal camps. Registration TBA.

The Theater Bug 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 615-818-7358 • thetheaterbug.org Theater training for kids. Original productions feature casts ages 6 & older. Registration opens Aug. 7. TPAC Education 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 615-687-4291 tpac.org/education TPAC’s Humanities Outreach in Tennessee (HOT) program brings theater, dance and music performances to school groups and homeschool families (Reservation for 2017/2018 open Aug. 1).

RUTHERFORD ART Bradley Academy 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-895-2672 bradleyacademyschool.net An arts integrated school with grades K - 6 that offers creative writing, drama, instrumental music, theater, visual arts and vocal music coupled with an academic program. Open enrollment. Carpe Artista Academy 101 Front St., Smyrna 615-984-4038 • carpeartista.net Lessons in drawing, painting, sculpting and photography for kids of all ages. Ages 5 & older can take drama and more. Instrument lessons for ages 5 & older. Registration is ongoing. Cultural Arts Murfreesboro murfreesborotn.gov Ages 5 & older can participate in after-school art programs, homeschool creativity classes, group guitar lessons, group piano lessons, private voice lessons and more. Lessons take place at different locations. Registration is ongoing. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-890-2300 • explorethedc.org All ages can enjoy supervised art activities during Crafternoon on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. No registration needed. Faithful Strokes 122 N. Spring St., Murfreesboro 615-573-6793 faithfulstrokes.com After-school art lessons for kids in grades K - 6, homeschool art classes for kids in grades K - 8, Mommy and Me classes and more. Registration is ongoing.

Golden House Studio Murfreesboro • 615-339-7353 goldenhousestudio.com Private and group lessons for all ages on new concepts relating to art, principles of design and masterworks. Registration is ongoing.

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JoAnn Fabric 1923 Old Fort Pkwy. Murfreesboro • 615-895-9556 joann.com Sewing, crocheting and craft classes for kids ages 5 & older. Registration is ongoing.

615 House of Dance 1135 Rock Springs Road, Smyrna 615-516-6604 615houseofdance.com Breakdancing classes for kids of all experience levels. Registration is open.

Michael’s 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro • 615-896-6432 michaels.com Kids art/craft classes for ages 3 & older. Registration is ongoing.

Barfield School of Dance 2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro 615-896-3118 barfieldschoolofdance.com Classes for all ages include Kindermusik, creative dance, tap, ballet, jazz and Irish step dance, hip hop, pointe and modern. Registration is open.

Moxie Art Supply 302 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro 615-849-1131 moxieartsupply.com Classes for young artists of all levels lead by professional artists and art educators take place in summer. Registration TBA. Murfreesboro Art League at Cannonsburgh Village 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro murfreesboroartleague.blogspot. com Classes available in many disciplines for artists of all levels. Registration TBA. Painting with a Twist 2615 Medical Center Pkwy. Ste. 430, Murfreesboro 615-617-5596 • paintingwithatwist.com/murfreesboro Painting classes for ages 7 & older where no experience is necessary. They provide the supplies, too. Thurman Francis Arts Academy 221 Todd Lane, Smyrna 615-904-6715 • tfs.rcschools.net A magnet school for the arts that serves grades K - 8 for students in northern Rutherford County. Open enrollment. Starry Night Studio 1450 Sam Davis Road, Ste. 145 Smyrna • 615-483-4431 thestarrynightstudio.com Art enrichment programs for kids with an emphasis on visual art. Registration is ongoing.

Boombox Dance Studio 121 Old Nashville Hwy. La Vergne • 615-525-7177 facebook.com/ericasboomboxdancestudio Ballet, tap, tumbling, jazz, hip hop and contemporary for ages 3 - 18. Registration is open. The Dance Academy 117 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro 615-849-8263 danceacademydance.com Ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and pointe for ages 2 & older. Registration opens Aug. 6. Dance Classics 1178 Park Ave., Murfreesboro 615-378-7152 danceclassicstn.com Classes for ages 3 & older include ballet, Broadway, hip hop, jazz, tap and more. Registration is open. Dance for His Majesty Academy of Dance 571 S. Lowry St., Smyrna 615-945-6872 danceforhismajesty.com Classes for preschoolers and older in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary modern and hip hop. Registration is open.

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Arts The Dancer’s School 2159 N. Thompson Lane, C5-7 Murfreesboro • 615-907-1155 thedancersschool.com Three fully equipped studios host classes for ages 3 & older including princess ballet, ballet/tap, hippy hop, beginner tap, modern improv, modern tech/improv, hip hop, contemporary, pointe, cheer dance, lyrical and more. Registration is open. Dance with Stacey 1450 Hazelwood Drive, Smyrna 615-220-5120 dancewithstacey.com Classes for ages 2 and older include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, tumbling, hip hop and contemporary. Voice, keyboarding and guitar lessons are available for school-age children, too. Registration is open. Dance Star Dancers 2395 New Salem Hwy., Ste. F Murfreesboro • 615-962-8483 dancestartdancers.com Classes for ages 18 months & older include twinkle tots, tiny tutus, taps and tumbles, hippity hop, Jr. combo, intermediate, senior, hip hop, rock stars, acrobatic arts, pom, elite company and private to semi-private dance lessons. Registration is open. Dance Works 2261 N.W. Broad St. Murfreesboro • 615-896-4579 danceworksinc.com Classes for ages 18 months & older include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical dance, hip hop and pilates. Registration is open. F.A.D. (Fitness. Arts. Dance.) 3032 S. Church St., Murfreesboro 615-278-0293 • borofad.com Ballet technique, ballet and Broadway, fairy tale dance, leaps and turns and tap for ages 3 & older. Monologue acting and audition technique workshops for ages 10 & older. Classes run Aug. - May. Registration is open. Genas-Dance-School 204 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna 615-361-5278 genas-dance-school.com Dance lessons for ages 3 and older in tap, ballet, lyrical​, hip-hop, clogging and more. Registration is open.

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National Dance Clubs 710 Memorial Blvd., #122 Murfreesboro • 615-849-1155 nationaldanceclubs.com/ murfreesboro Intro to ballroom packages available for ages 4 & older. Registration is open. SoZo Dance Academy 1431 Battleground Drive Murfreesboro • 615-849-7886 sozodanceacademy.com Tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pointe for all ages. Registration is open. Spotlite Dance Studio 4075 Luke Ct., Murfreesboro 615-429-5200 spotlitedancestudio.com Classes for ages 2 & older include ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tumbling. Registration is open.

MUSIC Barfield School of Dance Please see listing under “Dance.” Carpe Artista Academy Please see listing under “Art.” Cultural Arts Murfreesboro Please see listing under “Art.” Dance with Stacey Please see listing under “Dance.” Jonathan Fletcher Music 144 N Lowry St., Smyrna 615-459-3133 jonathanfletchermusic.com Lessons numerous instruments for all ages and skill levels. Summer camps. Registration is open. Murfreesboro Academy of Music 211 Uptown Sq., Murfreesboro 615-905-1882 murfreesboromusic.com Curriculum for students of all skill levels includes an emphasis on specialized technique development, music theory, ear training, composition and performance. Music & Arts’ The Lesson Studio 536 N Thompson Lane, Ste. G Murfreesboro • 615-893-4241 musicarts.com Private instruction for all ages and abilities on many musical instruments as well as voice lessons. Registration is open.

Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) held at various locations in Murfreesboro 615-849-8140 • yeahrocks.org Charitable youth arts organization offers Rock Block, where students ages 10 - 17 learn to play music through collaborative experience. Registration is open; classes begin in Sept.

THEATER Carpe Artista Academy Please see listing under “Art.” Center for the Arts’ Center Stage Academy 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro 615-904-2787 • boroarts.org Eight-week sessions offered all year long for ages 8 & older. Students are a part of the cast and experience being in a live production. Registration is open; next session begins in Sept. F.A.D. (Fitness. Arts. Dance.) Please see listing under “Dance.” Perform Murfreesboro at Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Members ages 6 - 17 can audition for plays or participate in programs including costuming, intermediate acting and more. Registration is ongoing. Springhouse Theatre’s Salt Shaker Drama Camps 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna • 615-852-8499 springhousetheatre.com Summer, for grades 1 - 12. Registration TBA.

SUMNER ART Hendersonville Arts Council 1017 Antebellum Circle Hendersonville • 615-822-0789 hendersonvillearts.org After-school art programs occur during the academic year. Camps available in summer. Registration is open. Mallard Reach Art Studio 127 Mallard Drive, Hendersonville 615-870-7639 mallardreachstudio.com Art lessons in drawing, watercolor,

acrylics and oil painting for all ages. Registration is ongoing. Michael’s michaels.com Ongoing classes for kids and adults. Enter your zip code on the web site for classes near you. Registration is ongoing. This Little Light Creative Glass Art 4334 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory • 615-925-9323 this-little-light.com Groups of up to 10 children ages 6 & older can create glass keepsakes in the studio (great for parties). Individual children’s and teen classes are also available upon request. Registration is ongoing. Woodland Gallery 126 Powell Drive, Hendersonville 615-348-0060 woodlandgallery.net Pottery classes for ages 6 & older on the potters wheel. Classes include those for homeschoolers, teens, parent/child and classes kids on Saturdays. Registration begins Aug. 15; classes start after Labor Day.

DANCE American Academy of Dance 108 Business Court Hendersonville • 615-822-9620 americanacademyofdance.com Programs available for ages 3 - 5, 5 - 7 and 8 & older. Younger classes emphasize basics while older groups perform ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop with lyrical and contemporary teachings. Registration TBA. CenterStage Performing Arts Academy 250 Hancock St., Gallatin 615-230-9341 performcenterstage.com Classes in ballet, tap, tumble, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop for elementary ages through adults. Private lessons for voice, instrumental, acting and dance. Registration is ongoing. The Dancer’s Academy 401 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville 615-859-7683 thedancersacademy.com Classes for boys and girls ages 2 & older in ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, creative movement for preschool age and more. Summer camps available. Registration TBA.

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Arts Dance South 135 Edenway Drive, White House 615-672-2787 • dance-south.com Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/ modern, and boys only. Tumbling skills classes all ages up to grade 6, including boys tumbling and hip-hop tricks for 7- to 11-year-olds. Registration is open. Jump for Joy 247 West Broadway, Gallatin 615-452-3177 jumpforjoydance.com Christian-oriented atmosphere and classes for adults, teens and kids in ballroom, mother/daughter, tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, hip-hop to combination. Registration is open. Smartt Steps Dance Studio 225 Molly Walton Drive Hendersonville • 615-824-7400 smarttsteps.com Musical theatre, hip hop, combo, tap, ballet, lyrical and jazz are available for multiple age groups throughout the year. Registration is open. Toes of Grace Dance Studio 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd. Hendersonville • 615-945-3548 toesofgrace.com Weekly classes for girls ages 3 & older in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. Mommy and Me classes are available. Registration is open.

MUSIC Music & Arts’ The Lesson Studio 1050 Glenbrook Way, Ste. 460, Hendersonville • 615-264-8686 musicarts.com Private instruction for all ages and abilities on many musical instruments as well as voice lessons. Registration is open. First Baptist School of Fine Arts 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville • 615-447-1353 fbchville.com/sofa Group lessons offered for art, musical theatre, instruments, and voice with private lessons in piano, guitar, strings and voice. Registration is open; fall semester begins Aug. 7.

Pamela Piersyn Music Studio pianopam.musicteachershelper. com Year-round private lessons available for kids 5 & up in piano, clarinet, saxophone and music theory. Registration is ongoing. Sumner Music Together sumnermusictogether.com Weekly classes for ages 5 & younger with a parent or guardian covers songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, props and instrumental sessions. “Big Kids” classes for ages 5 - 7 develops musical literary skills. Registration is open; classes begin Aug. 16. Steve Austin Music 115 Main St., Portland 615-323-0701 steveaustinmusic.com Former country/folk singer teaches banjo, guitar, piano, bass guitar, fiddle, drums, bass harmonica, mandolin, voice, ukulele and autoharp.

THEATER Actor’s Point Theatre Company 100 God Why Court, Hendersonville • 615-431-9620 actorspointtheatre.com Acting classes for elementary, middle and high school students in fall and spring, plus a two-week summer musical theatre intensive program. Fall 2017 classes will begin at the end of August (exact date TBA). CenterStage Performing Arts Academy 250 Hancock St., Gallatin 615-230-9341 performcenterstage.com Theater instruction and performing opportunities for ages 5 and older. Seven shows available per year plus summer programs. Private acting lessons available, too. Fall session TBA. Drama Kids (various locations) 615-822-2457 dramakids.com/nashville-northhendersonville-tn Educational community drama classes for ages 5 - 11 and an Acting Academy for ages 12 & older. Registration is open; classes follow Sumner County school calendar and begin this month.

WILLIAMSON ART The Art Attic of Franklin 117 3rd Ave. N., Franklin 615-945-3542 facebook.com/artatticfranklin Art studio of local artist Shannon Haas. Parties, private painting events are available by appointment and availability. Craft Love 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin 615-447-8510 craftloveusa.com/franklin The DIY crafting center has a “Little Hammers” class for kids ages 6-16 and also has “Family Day” and “Kids Day.” Ongoing registration. Expression City 1724 A General George Patton Brentwood • 615-678-4739 expressioncity.com/visual-arts Fine art, art journaling, drawing, cartooning, mixed media, zen doodling, photography and more are offered for private or group classes for ages 6 and up. Registration is open now. Firstlight Arts Academy 1710 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 108, Brentwood 615-678-6745 • firstlightaa.org Classes for ages 4 and older include foundations, cartooning, advanced art and more. Registration is open now. Michael’s michaels.com Ongoing classes for kids and adults. Enter your zip code on the website for classes near you. O’More College of Design 423 S. Margin St., Franklin omorecollege.edu Every summer the college offers a Summer Studio of art classes for kids in grades 1 - 12 led by professional artists. Williamson County Parks and Recreation wcparksandrec.com Offers a variety of art classes for kids in summer and fall. Registration for fall is happening now. Wine and Design 101 Holiday Court, Franklin 615-224-8082 franklinartclasses.com Offers “Art Buzz Kids” on Saturday mornings $25.

DANCE Ann Carroll School of Dance 1121 Harpeth Industrial Court Franklin • 615-790-6468 anncarrollschoolodance.com Ballet, jazz, hip hop, and more in the arts. Classes vary weekly. Registration is currently open. Brentwood Baptist Worship & Arts Academy 7777 Concord Road Brentwood • 615-324-6285 Ballet and worship/dance classes run for 14 weeks in the fall at Brentwood and Spring Hill campuses. Registration deadline is Aug. 6. Champion Ballroom Center 206 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin • 615-771-0809 championballroomcenter.com Ballroom classes for ages 8 - 18. Registration is ongoing. The Children’s Ballet Theatre 5075 Main St., Ste C3 Spring Hill • 931-398-0148 childrensballettheatre.com Classical ballet focus with other classes in modern, Broadway jazz, tap more. Registration is open. Dancer’s Edge 5024 Thoroughbred Lane Brentwood • 615-377-0272 mydancersedge.com Classes offered for ages pre-K through 12th grade include ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, hip hop and more. Registration ongoing. DC Dance Factory 1850-E General George Patton Dr. Franklin • 615-377-7955 dcdancefactory.com Classes in hip hop, jazz, lyrical, ballet and tumbling for girls and boys. A competitive dance company is by audition. Company competes in 3-4 regional and one national competition each year. Registration is currently open. Elite Dance and Fitness 7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B1 Nolensville • 615-776-4202 elitedanceandfitness.com Ranked in the top three of dance studios by readers of this magazine for four years. Ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre and acrobatics for ages 2 years - adult. Registering now.

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Arts Expression City 1724-A General George Pattton Franklin • 615-678-4739 expressioncity.com Dance available in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop for all levels. Registration now open. Franklin School of Performing Arts 415 Duke Drive, Ste. 370 Franklin • 615-628-8444 franklinschoolofperformingarts.com Level by level dance classes for all ages beginng at age 2.Beginning at Level 9, the school uses the American Ballet Theatre curriculunm. Company dancers through audition only. Fellowship School of Dance 1210 Franklin Road Brentwood • 615-277-9434 fellowshipdance.com An extension of Fellowship Bible Church, classes include ballet, creative movement, hip hop, jazz, tap, special needs and more. Register now for classes beginning Aug. 14. Grassland Dance Academy 1111 Battlewood St., Franklin • 615-790-7660 gdadance.com Offers a variety of dance classes for all ages including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, prodance and more. Classes begin Aug.14. The Hargest Academy of Performing Arts 216 Noah Dr., Ste. 110 Franklin • 615-486-4272 thehargestacademy.com Weekly dance classes for ages 3 and older, progressing to levels. Company dance by audition only. Registering now for classes starting Aug. 14. HisTown Dance Studio 121 Seaboard Lane, Franklin • 615-331-0786 histown.com A variety of dance in a Christian setting. Classes and workshops throughout the year. Registration is currently open.

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Nashville Ballet 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 119 Brentwood • 615-661-0460 nashvilleballet.com The Brentwood campus of the Nashville Ballet offers spring, summer and fall. Classes available in creative movement, boys club, pre-ballet and more. Fall session begins August 14. Registering now. Music City Dance 1746 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 105, Brentwood 615-915-1047 musiccityallstars.com Dance lessons for ages 4 & older in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tumbling, pom and lyrical as well as a Princess Ballerina Class for ages 2 - 6. They also have a One Team One Goal Special Dancer Team where one child with special needs is paired up with a typically developing child. Roots Academy 216 Seaboard Lane, Ste. A Franklin • 615-804-1177 Dance for all ages including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Shining Starz Dance Studio 1715 Columbia Ave. Franklin • 615-465-6404 shiningstarz.org Dance workshops, intensives, classes and camps for kids of all ages. Registration ongoing. Southern Academy of Irish Dance 1710 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 107, Brentwood 615-495-1718 sacademyirishdance.com Irish folk and traditional dance classes. Register now for fall. Williamson County Parks and Recreation wcparksandrec.com Offers a variety of art classes for kids in summer and fall at different rec centers. Registration for fall is happening now.

MUSIC Act Too Players 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 119, Franklin 615-294 0667 acttooplayers.com Offers vocal classes. Registration is open, classes start in Sept.

Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy 210 Gothic Court, Ste. 200 Franklin • 615-599-1757 franklinbrentwoodartsacademy. com Private voice, piano, guitar, drum, mandolin, ukulele and violin lessons and group singing lessons — all for ages 4 & older. Performance workshops each week and showcases each month. Grandstaff Music School 1912 Columbia Ave., Ste. C Franklin • 615-300-5927 grandstaffmusicschool.com Private instruction for kids in electric, acoustic and bass guitar. Drums and percussion, voice, piano, violin, viola and mandolin. Jan Williams School of Music & Theatre 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 104 Brentwood • 615-371-8086 janwilliamsmusic.com Early music, private lessons, group lessons and Centre Stage Productions of musicals for kids. Music & Arts’ The Lesson Studio 539 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 115 Franklin • 615-771-3113 musicarts.com Private instruction for all ages and abilities on many musical instruments as well as voice lessons. Ongoing registration. Nolensville Guitar Academy Southpointe Community Church 7227 Haley Industrial Blvd., Nolensville • 615-319-2596 nashvilleguitaracademy.com After-school classes in guitar. Classes are for ages 7 up to high school seniors and based on experience level and skill. Roots Academy 216 Seaboard Lane, Ste. A Franklin • 615-804-1177 rootsacademy.com Private lessons available for eight different instruments for ages 6 and older. Registration is open. School of Rock Franklin 615 Bakers Bridge Ave., Ste. 100 Franklin • 615-221-9700 franklin.schoolofrock.com Lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums and voice with an emphasis on rock band live performance. A “Little Wings” program for preschoolers is available. Registration is open.

Shuffs Music & Piano Showroom 127 Second Ave., N. Franklin • 615-261-8888 shuffsmusic.com Lessons in a wide variety of instruments in addition to voice, songwriting and more. Registration ongoing. Sound Start Early Childhood Music 605 Wilson Pike, Brentwood 615-777-9314 soundstartnashville.com Singing, dancing, movement and intstrumental play for infants through 4 years old with a caregiver. Classes registering now. — also available at — Church of the City 828 Murfreesboro Road Franklin Sky Studios 330 Franklin Road, Ste 276B Brentwood • skystudiostn.com Private lessons in more than 12 different instruments in addition to voice, live performance opportunities, songwriting and recording help.

THEATER The Actor’s School 128 Holiday Court, Ste. 128, Franklin • 615-500-7661 actorsschoolusa.com/services Classes for children, teens and adults. Primarily an ongoing course for 8-12 year olds in Film and TV acting. Act Too Players 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 119, Franklin 615-294 0667 acttooplayers.com Offers a variety of acting and other classes related to theater arts: acting, scene work, dance, voice and teen improv. Registration is open, classes start in Sept. Bravo Creative Arts Center 2227 Hillsboro Road, Franklin bravocreativeartscenter.com Youth theater organization produces several shows a year through an 8 10 week rehearsal period. Classes also available. Watch the website for upcoming registrations.


Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) Christ Community Church 1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin 615-887-4449 • cytnashville.org CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year (fall, winter and spring) for ages 4 & older in drama, voice, dance and specialty classes that vary per session. Register now for fall classes, which begin Aug. 15. Expression City 1724-A General George Patton Drive, Brentwood 615-678-4739 expressioncity.com/music-2 Private lessons in guitar, piano, drums, voice, violin, and more are offered along with group lessons for guitar and voice for everyone 3 and up. Other minis classes for children 3-6 are also available along with birthday parties and ladies nights out. Registration is open now. Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy 210 Gothic Court, Ste. 200 Franklin • 615-599-1757 franklinbrentwoodartsacademy. com Private voice and acting lessons as well as group singing and acting lessons — all for ages 4 & older. Performance workshops each week and showcases each month. Off the Square Theatre Company offthesquarefranklin.com A student-run theater company made up of high school kids, many in the same home school group. Setting the Stage Performing Arts Studio 1710 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 107, Brentwood 615-348-7877 settingthestagenashville.com Performing arts studio and educational entertainment company. Classes registering now. The Star Bright Players wcparksandrec.com Sponsored by Williamson County Parks and Recreation, Star Bright produces two full-scale productions a year and will hold open auditions for the next production in September. Towne Centre Theatre 136 Frierson St., Brentwood 615-221-1174 townecentretheatre.com Community theatre with opportunities for kids. Theater arts summer camps.

WILSON ART Fired Up 1233 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 615-773-4445 firedupprovidence.com A contemporary art pottery studio available for school field trips and more. Come in any time to paint your own pottery. No registration needed. Kathy Chester Studios 1510 Fairview Drive, Mt. Juliet 615-754-7336 kathychesterstudios.com Art lessons for ages 7 & older in different mediums offered in two different five-month periods (Aug. Dec. and Jan. - May). Registration is open. Michael’s michaels.com Ongoing classes for kids and adults. Enter your zip code on the web site for classes near you. Middle Tennessee Performing Arts Academy at two Mt. Juliet Locations MJCA Campus 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road — and — Victory Baptist Church 1777 Tate Lane 615-351-2306 • mtpaa.com MTPAA offers classes for children and adults in vocal and instrumental music, music theory, drama and art. Registration TBA.

DANCE Diamond Academy Dance 639 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 615-587-7903 diamondacademydance.com Classes in various forms of dance are offered based on age and specific schedule week to week. Recreational dancing and competitive dancing plus Mommy and Me available. Registration is open. Platinum Dance Studio 3761 TN-109, Lebanon 615-547-4248 • platinumdance Platinum Dance Studio offers dance recreational lessons for dancers from ages 2 - 18 in various forms of dance, competitive team dancing, and voice and performance coaching. Registration is open.

Resha’s School of Dance 1002 Meb Court, Mt. Juliet 615-554-3178 • reshasdance.com Classes in ballet, acrobatics, competition team, hip hop (boys/girls/ adult), jazz lyrical, modern, pointe and pre-pointe. Registration TBA. RockStar Academy of Dance 1251 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 615-773-4067 rockstardance.com Classes and after-school programs in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, hip hop, modern, lyrical and musical theater. Mommy and Me classes available. Registration is open. Showtyme Xtreme Athletics & Dance 104 Oak St., Lebanon 615-453-8599 showtymextreme.com Classes in various forms of dance, with recreational and competitive options for boys and girls ages 3 & older. Registration is open.

MUSIC A&G Music 700 Crief Dr., Goodlettsville, TN 615-485-7699 agmusicnashville.com Private and group lessons in voice, piano, drums, guitar and bass for all ages. Registration is ongoing.

Arts Shiloh Music Center 4056 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 615-758-9437 shilohmusiccenter.com Music lessons available on various instruments such as the piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, drums and voice. Registration is open. Topper’s Music LLC 102 N. Greenwood St., Lebanon 615-444-4042 toppersmusic.com Private lessons available at any time. Registration is ongoing.

THEATER Encore-Theatre-Company 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org Encore offers audition opportunities for several shows each season. Watch the website for more audition opportunities. Middle Tennessee Performing Arts Academy Please see listing under “Art.”

Cumberland Arts Academy 1 Cumberland Sq., Lebanon 615-444-2562 cumberland.edu/arts_academy Private lessons for all ages in a variety of instruments in addition to songwriting. Registration is open. Middle Tennessee Performing Arts Academy Please see listing under “Art.” Piano109 500 Bradshaw Road, Lebanon 615-787-7109 • piano109.com Private piano lessons in studio, at your home or online. Learn the fundamentals of piano including note reading, theory and technique. Registration is ongoing. Rock Zone School of Music 11902 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet 615-562-0070 rockzonemusic.com Lessons for ages 7 & older on different instruments. Students learn to play instruments and play in a band. Registration is open.

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Is your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader“Speller-ific?” They could win $100 along with other prizes in the 2nd Annual Nashville Parent Spelling Bee! It’s part of the Back to School Fair on August 19th. Go to nashvilleparent.com and click on contests for more details and to sign up your child! IMPORTANT NOTE: The Nashville Parent Spelling Bee is FOR FUN ONLY! It is not a competition that feeds into regional, state or national competitions.


August

BY CHAD YOUNG

THINGS TO DO 42

TOP 10 Editor’s picks for August fun.

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DAILY ACTIVITIES Events in day-by-day order.

47 SPOTLIGHT: WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR Celebrating 13 years! Learn what’s new.

63 SPOTLIGHT: WILSON COUNTY FAIR New rides, armband specials & more!

65 SPOTLIGHT: BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR Discover enrichment programs and more.

THE LITTLE MERMAID AT TPAC’S JACKSON HALL Aug. 1 - 6 Take the kids to TPAC for a journey “Under the Sea” during Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This family-friendly musical features all the music from the animated movie plus new ones for the stage. Show times are Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 - $80. Call 615-782-4040 or visit tpac.org.

Jennifer Allen and Brandon Roach in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Photo by Steve Wilson.

Read our interview with actress Diana Huey (Ariel) on page 46!

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TOP TEN TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE FAMILY VIEWING PARTIES

MONDAY, AUG. 21 • PAGE 67

Nashville’s in the direct path of the celestial sensation of the century! Find places hosting viewing parties, and we’ve got more online!

WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR

Aug. 4 - 12 Williamson Ag Expo Center, Franklin Page 49 The 13th annual fair boasts lots of fun and games, including live shows, rides, pageants and more.

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SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

Saturday, Aug. 19 Lucky Ladd Farm, Eagleville Page 65 A full day of farm fun includes grilled sweet corn and lots of themed games and activities.

MARIO THE MAKER MAGICIAN

Saturday, Aug. 5 Opry Mills, Nashville • Page 50 The Sesame Street and Sprout TV magician entertains kids with illusions that include electronics and robots.


DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Aug. 1 - 6 TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Nashville Page 41 Everyone’s favorite mermaid comes to life in a whole new way on the theatrical stage. Dive in “Under the Sea” on this adventure!

WILLIAMSON PARENT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR

Saturday, Aug. 19 CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin • Page 64 Discover after-school programs, enrichment opportunities and more during our free fair that also includes giveaways and the Second Annual Spelling Bee.

OZ FAMILY DAY

Saturday, Aug. 19 OZ Arts, Nashville Page 65 A day of hands-on art-making fun for all ages! Plus, the BMX Pros Trick Team performs.

ODYSSEO

Aug. 30 - Sept. 10 The White Big Top, Nashville Page 75 Cavalia presents this show featuring 65 horses and 50 riders along with acrobats, dancers and musicians.

WILSON COUNTY FAIR Aug. 18 - 26 Wilson County Fairgrounds Lebanon Page 63 The biggest of Middle Tennessee’s county fairs features 53 rides, including 22 for little ones and three new “Extreme” ones for big kids.

THE EMOJI MOVIE SENSORY-FRIENDLY SCREENING

Saturday, Aug. 5 NCG Cinema, Gallatin Page 53 See emojis in a silly new way on the big screen during this special showing for kids with sensory issues.

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R Busy Bees

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

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

R Crafternoon

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2:30 p.m.; $8. Participate in a supervised art activity.

R FITMommy

615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Adults. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $4. This total body class is open to prenatal moms, postpartum moms and moms with older kids; babies and toddlers welcome.

N Idina Menzel

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $54.50 - $155. A night of pop, Broadway and movie music.

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Events without color dots are ones happening in multiple counties or are outside of our typical area.

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615-893-7439, ext. 6014, or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10 - 13. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Tuesdays, Aug. 1 - 29 from 5 - 6 p.m.; free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year). Learn stage acting techniques.

W Knee-High

Naturalist: All About Owls (Register)

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road,

Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/child pair, $7 each additional person. Learn about the owls while meeting them up close.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Salt Lake Bees.

FREE National Night Out

natw.org All ages. Events take place in Franklin, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, La Vergne, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Old Hickory, Spring Hill, Westmoreland and Woodbury; 5 - 8 p.m. Join neighbors in your community for food, fun and games celebrating a night out against crime.

R FREE Nature Play Day

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Build a fort, play in the water, climb, crawl and get dirty with activities like mud painting, clay sculpting, chalk art and more.

W FREE Observatory Open House Day (Register)

615-373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The observatory in Brentwood is re-open for tours. Kids love the giant telescope!

N The Little Mermaid See page 41.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Titans

R KidFIT: Movers

615-565-4000 or titansonline.com All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville; 8:55 - 11 a.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice with a chance to meet the players.

615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1 - 3. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11 a.m.; $3. This parent/tot class focuses on playing with others, gross motor skills and having fun.

Training Camp

R Water Polo

615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth. Participate in an aquatic sport in the deep end of the indoor pool.

WED 2

and Shakers (Register)

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

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

R Animal Antics

W FREE Kids’ Hour

W Archery

W Knee-High

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $8. Meet one of the center’s resident animals.

Homeschool Day (Register)

615-566-5187 or musiccityarchery.com Ages 7+. Music City Archery, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.; $16. This class includes archery instruction with equipment provided and a game at the end. Parents can participate, too.

N Family Science Lab: Investigators

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 6 - 9 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids). Explore electricity and circuits.

615-550-5660 or wholefoodsmarket.com Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Mare Wakefield performs music for children.

Naturalist: All About Owls (Register)

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

W FREE Let’s Get Crafty

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Enjoy American Girl-themed craft projects.

N FREE Music City Crits

tbra.org All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5 p.m. The Tennessee Bicycle Racing association hosts this bike race with youth and adult competitors. (please turn the page)

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GOING “UNDER THE SEA” WITH THE LITTLE MERMAID Actress Diana Huey stars as “Ariel” in Disney’s touring musical playing at TPAC Aug. 1 - 6.

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iana Huey is living a dream come true as the star of the current touring production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The beloved animated classic is one of this charming actress’ favorite Disney princess movies from her childhood. She was stunned when she got the starring role of Ariel. “I was really honestly surprised when I got cast. I’m an Asian-American actress and didn’t think it was going to happen,” says Huey, laughing that she doesn’t look like the typical redhead mermaid. “I’m so glad the director didn’t care about that. It’s such a dream come true, and I’m having a blast!” she adds. Huey says this stage adaptation dives a little deeper into the central character than the movie version. “It’s more of a show about her and her self-discovery and figuring out where she belongs as opposed to just being interested in cool human things or a cute boy up on the shore,” Huey says. “I love getting to tell this girl-power story since she’s a lot more independent in the musical than in the movie, which is a fun thing to get to show little kids,” she adds. Children will recognize all their favorite songs from the movie, but the musical is not a carbon copy of the cartoon version. Alan Menken penned a few additional songs for the stage production, which Huey notes “fit in seamlessly.” Huey receives a lot of fan mail and artwork from children, and she takes them with her city to city where she hangs them in her dressing room. “I love meeting kids after the shows, and I keep a wall covered with art from kids to inspire me,” she says. In addition to dazzling children of all ages with a visually stunning show, the bubbly Huey hopes kids feel empowered when experiencing The Little Mermaid. “I think it’s a great way to tell kids, ‘You know what, if you’re a little bit different or feel like you’re a little different or you don’t quite fit in, it’s OK. You can find a way to make that work for you and find your own voice and your own path,’” Huey says. Find show details on page 41. Read our complete interview with Diana Huey at nashvilleparent.com. — chad young


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THINGS TO DO W Music City Roots

musiccityroots.com All ages. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 7 p.m.; $10 - $15. Jim Lauderdale hosts this evening of live music featuring bands of different genres.

N Queen +

Adam Lambert

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $49.50 - $175. A night of rock music.

N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

fontanel.com All ages. Fontanel, 4133 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Live music, lawn games, a car show, food trucks and more.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R FREE Creek

Peek (Register)

See page 41.

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Old Jefferson Pike Trailhead, Sam Ridley Pkwy. East, Smyrna; 3 - 6 p.m. Explore the creek and learn about macro invertebrates.

N FREE Titans

R FITMommy Yoga

N The Little Mermaid Training Camp

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.; $3. Learn the basic techniques of tumbling along with improving balance, coordination and overall fitness.

R Wild Things (Register)

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

THU 3 N An Evening on the Lawn

615-832-8197 or travellersrestplantation.org All ages. Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville; 4 p.m.; $10 ages 6 & older, free ages 5 & younger. Live music, barbecue and family activities.

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615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Moms. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; $4. This class for new moms and growing babies ages 6 weeks to crawling promotes fitness, baby bonding and community. It includes baby massage techniques, exercises to reclaim the core and more. Bring a receiving blanket.

S FREE Henderson-

ville Summer Concert Series

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m. Live music by local bands.

N If I Were You

615-818-7358 or thetheaterbug.org All ages. The Theater Bug at New Life Baptist Church, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m.; $10 online, $12 at the door. Local kids present this original musical that follows one year in the life of four young people who don’t know each other but share something in common.

S FREE Music on Main

goodlettsvillechamber.com All ages. City Hall Park, 105

S. Main St., Goodlettsville; 6:30 - 8 p.m. The Tyler Band performs.

R Nature Nuts

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $8. Explore the mysteries of the Murfree Spring wetland.

N FREE Parnassus Storytime

615-953-2243 or parnassusbooks.net All ages. Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 3:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon snack and a story.

N Smoke

on the Mountain

W Yoga in the Park

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 13+. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; $5. Bring a mat and water for this yoga class for all skill levels.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

615-907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 15. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3. Beginners to advanced players can develop and refine their skills like bumping, setting and spiking.

FRI 4

615-646-9977 or chaffinsbarntheatre.com All ages. Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thru Aug. 19: Thu - Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m.; $60 adults, $30 students, $18 ages 5 - 11. This musical tells the story of a Saturday night gospel sing at a country church in 1938.

N FREE Bells Bend

W FREE Teen

615-889-7050 or nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; included with daily admission or $19.99 after 4 p.m. Watch Sing! next to the wavepool.

Anime Club

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

N The Little Mermaid See page 41.

N Thursday Night Out

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 5 - 10 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Family fun and entertainment at Cheekwood.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Night Hike (Register)

615-862-4187 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 8 - 9:30 p.m. Hear the call of the wild while exploring and listening for animals of the night.

N Dive-In Movie

N Family Program: Beginner Ukulele Workshop

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

R FREE Friday Night Live

615-895-1887 or downtownmurfreesboro.com All ages. Public Square, 20 N. Public Sq., Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for live music by Skyline Drive Band.

N Full Moon Pickin’ Party

615-370-8053 or warnerparks.org All ages. Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $20 ages 18+, $7 ages 7 - 17, free ages 6 & younger. Bluegrass music under the light of the full moon.

S FREE Fun Friday: Space Exploration

goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Adventure Science Center brings hands-on stations featuring space exploration along with solar eclipse prep.

N HealthNext

tedxnashville.com Adults. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 1 - 5 p.m.; $50. This TEDxNashville event focuses on health and healthcare.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6 - 9 p.m. A classic car show with music from the ’50s & ’60s.

N If I Were You

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.


THINGS TO DO W FREE Leiper’s

Fork Movie Night

W Meet the

615-870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com All ages. Lawn Chair Theater, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for an outdoor family-friendly flick.

Astronomer: Are You Ready for the 2017 Eclipse? (Register)

615-373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; $5. Billy Teets, Ph.D., talks about eclipse mechanics, how to

safely observe a solar eclipse and more.

acts followed by an outdoor screening of Finding Dory.

practice with a chance to meet the players.

N FREE Music

N FREE Musicians

R Toddler Time

615-758-6522 or mjparksandrec.org All ages. Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet; 7:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by local

musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 5 - 9 p.m. An acoustic concert plus children’s activities in Kidsville.

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

& A Movie

Corner Acoustic Night

R Science a la Cart

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $8. Participate in science experiments.

N

Smoke on the Mountain See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N SOUL2SOUL The World Tour 2017

SPOTLIGHT: WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR Aug. 4 - 12 A week full of family fun awaits during the 13th Annual Williamson County Fair. There are lots of things for your little ones to enjoy like the kid-friendly rides on the Midway and the Children’s Barnyard where they can pet a cadre of critters from bunnies to goats. The Little 1’s Farming interactive area is a big hit with youngsters as they get to play farmer. The fair boasts educational exhibits, agricultural competitions, live entertainment, games, food and more. This year’s special family entertainment includes a High Dive Show, BMX Pro Trick Team, Robocars, chainsaw artist Roark Phillips, the Kids Celebration Mega Show and The Tangled Threads. Fans of the “King of Rock and Roll” mark your calenders for Friday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. when Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Ray Slaughter performs. There’s a new venue this year for all the pageants taking place on Sunday, Aug. 6 — the Performing Arts Center at Academy Park (112 Everbright Ave., Franklin). They start at 2 p.m. and include Babies/Toddlers, Petite Miss, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Fairest of the Fair. The Williamson County Fair takes place at the Williamson Ag Expo Park (4215 Long Lane, Franklin). Hours are Mon - Thu 6 - 11 p.m., Fri 6 p.m. midnight, Sat 10 a.m. - midnight, Sun 12 - 11 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults, $4 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. Find discount offers at the website. Call 615-794-4386 or visit williamsoncountyfair.org.

Also see the Wilson County Fair on page 63!

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $69.50 $119.50. A night of country music with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

R FREE Stones River Storytime

615-995-7112 or booksamillion.com Ages 4 - 12. Books-A-Million, 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Staff from Linebaugh Library present a story and puppet show.

W Tab Benoit

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $39 - $49. A night of blues music.

N The Little Mermaid See page 41.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

615-565-4000 or titansonline.com All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville; 7:15 - 9 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans

with Thomas

R FREE Trail Worms 615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Old Fort Park Trailhead, Golf Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 - 10:45 a.m. Discover native plants and animals that call Murfreesboro home through stories, crafts and hikes.

SAT 5 N FREE ‘Mater

Madness (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. A tomato scavenger hunt, salsa-making station, garden bingo and more.

W American Girl

at Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Register)

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 6+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 11:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.; $110. Enjoy snacks at the Bistro before riding to TPAC to see Disney’s mermaid musical (transportation provided).

R FREE Animal Encounters

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m. Meet a resident education animal while learning about the critters that call Tennessee home. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to waltz with live music by Debbi Bailes & Her Band.

W FREE Bike Bowie

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Grab a mountain bike and get out on the trails.

N FREE Blair

Children’s Chorus Auditions

615-322-7651 or blair.vanderbilt.edu/bcc Grades 1 - 12. Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Kids can try out for a variety of spots including Young Men’s Chorus, BCC Chorale, BCC Concert Choir, Choristers and more.

N Deep Tropics

Music, Art & Style Festival

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $100 - $140. Performances by forward-thinking artists, musicians, muralists and tastemakers from across the globe.

N Disney’s Newsies

the Broadway Musical

fathomevents.com All ages. Regal Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville; Sat 12:55 p.m., Wed 7 p.m.; $20 adults, $17 ages 11 & younger. See the smash musical straight from the stage onto the big screen.

N Downton Saturdays

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $20

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adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. This Downton Abbey experience includes kids’ art activities, live jazz music, prohibition-style cocktails and more.

N Family Art

Classes (Register)

615-933-9644 or littlearthousenashville.com Ages 3+. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 3 - 4 p.m.; $15 per project. Create works of art with your kids.

N Family Program: Beginning Banjo Workshop

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 & 11:15 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn banjo basics including a few chords and the up-picking technique.

N Family Science Lab: Investigators

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

N FREE First

Saturday Art Crawl

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

N Full Moon Zip Tour (Register)

615-297-2250 or adventureworks.com Ages 6+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs; 9, 9:15 & 9:30 p.m.; $65. Soar through the air on nine zip lines under the light of the full moon.

N FREE Get Ready for Hummingbirds (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100,

Kids can get autographs from Tennessee Titans players during the team’s free Training Camp practice sessions taking place this month on Aug. 1, 3 - 5, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 - 17. Nashville; 1 - 2:30 p.m. Help ready the hummingbird feeders and learn how to prepare for these birds in your backyard.

FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register)

homedepot.com Ages 5 - 12. Find locations at the website; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a wooden Penske truck and decorate it with paint and stickers.

N If I Were You See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N

Jack and the Beanstalk

615-300-0374 or belcourt.org All ages. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $10 adults, $8 ages 12 & younger. Olde Worlde Theatre presents a unique take on a favorite fairy tale.

N John Kay & Steppenwolf

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.50 - $69.50. A night of blues rock.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Hear the Greek myth of the sun god then make a shadow puppet of yourself.

W Les Miserables School Edition

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com Ages 13+. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Sat - Sun 10 a.m., 3 & 8 p.m.; $13 - $25. Act Too Players present this musical about a French peasant’s quest for redemption after 19 years in jail for stealing bread.

N FREE Mario the Maker Magician

oprymills.com Ages 4 - 10. Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. The Sesame Street and Sprout TV magician infuses electronics and robots into his magic show.

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W FREE Music in the Vines

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

N FREE Musicians Corner

musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 12 - 6 p.m. An afternoon of live music by different bands, plus children’s activities in Kidsville.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

615-953-2243 or parnassusbooks.net All ages. Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 10:30 a.m. Songs, giggles and stories.

N FREE Moving Like Nature (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 5 - 12. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Recreate things in (please turn the page)


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THINGS TO DO R Princess Training Class (Register)

615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 6. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.; $3. Learn the basics of being a true, strong princess.

R FREE Puppets on the Porch

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m. Laugh and sing along with wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives.

N Roller Derby

nashvillerollergirls.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $7 $15. The Nashville Rollergirls host this double header: Music City Brawl Stars vs Tragic City Rollers and Music City All-Stars vs Beckley Area Derby Dames.

W FREE Saturdays in the Park

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Park Nature Center, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 11 a.m.

Join a naturalists for hiking, reading, games, crafts and other activities.

S Sensory-Friendly Screening: The Emoji Movie

615-451-9500 or ncgmovies.com All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin; 10 a.m.; $6. See the new movie with lights not as dim, softer sound, no previews and no problem if kids want to make noise and run around.

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

N Smoke

on the Mountain

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

R Smyrna

Parks Challenge

615-459-9742, ext. 2622, or townofsmyrna.org All ages. Sharp Springs Park, Espey Drive, Smyrna; 7:30 a.m.; $30. Participate in a 5K, The Monty Mile or a family fun run.

N SOUL2SOUL The

N FREE Stream

See Friday, Aug. 4.

615-862-8580 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Wear sandals for this stroll through Henry Creek to cool off your feet.

World Tour 2017

Special Needs Jump

gotjumpstreet.com/tennessee All ages. JumpStreet (locations in Franklin, Goodlettsville & Murfreesboro); 9 - 11 a.m.; $8 ages 4+, $4 ages 3 & younger. Children with special needs can enjoy a private hour of jumping on trampolines and playing on the equipment.

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

N Straight No Chaser + Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $206. A night of swing, jazz and a cappella music.

Stroll (Register)

N Summer

Laser Shows

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/lasers All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 8 - 11 p.m.; $4 members, $8 nonmembers per show. Brilliant lasers, immersive full-dome imagery and millions of stars dance to various styles of music.

N The Little Mermaid See page 41.

N Through the

Looking Glass: America in the 1920s

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. This lecture covers the post-war boom, rise of youth, the jazz age, liquor and more.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

615-565-4000 or titansonline.com All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice before the fall football season.

N Undy Run/Walk

ccalliance.org/undy-runwalk All ages. Shelby Park, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 a.m.; $35 in advance/$40 race day adults, $30/$35 ages 6 - 13. Participate in a family-friendly underwearthemed race to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Catch a sensory-friendly screening of The Emoji Movie at NCG Cinema in Gallatin on Saturday, Aug. 5.

R Wetland Walk

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 11:30 a.m.; $8. A guided stroll through the Murfree Spring Wetland.

W Yoga at Bowie

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 13+. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 - 10 a.m.; $5. Bring a mat, block and water to learn basic meditation and yin yoga to strengthen poses.

SUN 6 N Deep Tropics

Music, Art & Style Festival

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $100 - $140. Performances by forward-thinking artists, musicians, muralists and tastemakers from across the globe.

N Horse Racing & Slavery

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger). Explore stories of the horse training and jockeys.

W Les Miserables School Edition

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Make Letterpress Art

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 12, 1 & 2 p.m. Kids can explore old-school printmaking techniques today at Hatch Show Print. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO  Mary J. Blige

615-862-6390 or nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $60 $100. A night of R&B music.

 FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

 Sam’s Place:

Music for the Spirit

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $27.50 - $39.50. Inspirational music with Steven Curtis Chapman, The Isaacs, The McCrary Sisters, Shenandoah and more.

 Smoke

on the Mountain

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

 The Little Mermaid See page 41.

 WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9 - 10 a.m.; $25. Treats, crafts, cupcake decorating and more.

MON 7 FREE Beginner Costuming (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6014, or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10 - 17. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Mondays, Aug. 7 - 28 from 5 - 6 p.m.; free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year). Learn the basics of creating theatrical costumes.

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 FREE Blair

 Disney’s Newsies

Children’s Chorus Auditions

the Broadway Musical

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

615-322-7651 or blair.vanderbilt.edu/bcc Grades 1 - 12. Blair School of Music, 5 - 7 p.m. Kids can try out for a variety of spots including Young Men’s Chorus, BCC Chorale, BCC Concert Choir, Choristers and more.

 KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

 KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

 FREE Kids’ Hour

 Gillian Welch

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30 - $35. A night of Americana music as Welch performs The Harrow & The Harvest in its entirety.

 FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

615-269-4521 or stpaulcommunitychurch.org All ages. St. Paul Community Church, 5035 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 9 - 10 a.m. Stories and playground activities.

 FREE Hike

John Mayer plays Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Photo courtesy of Live Nation.

 FREE Titans

 FREE Nature

615-565-4000 or titansonline.com All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville; 6:55 - 9 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice with a chance to meet the players.

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Training Camp

 Tot Time

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 11 a.m. An interpretive hike through the woods.

615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 5 & younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 children. Little kids can enjoy the ‘Boro Beach are with their parents.

 FREE Nature

 Tumbleweeds

with a Naturalist

Nerds: Turtle Tracks (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 4:30 p.m. Make crafts, experience nature and meet live animals.

 Snack Attack!

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $8. Prepare tasty snacks in the kitchen.

(Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

TUE 8  Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Play Day

 Sabrina Carpenter

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $29.50 - $39.50. A night of pop music with guests Alex Aiono and New Hope Club.

 FREE Summer Moonlight Hike (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 9 p.m. Meander along the bottoms while learning about the bright summer moon.

 Tot Time

See Monday, Aug. 7.

 Water Polo

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

WED 9

 FITMommy

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

 Crafternoon

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

 John Mayer

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $39.50 - $125. A night of pop music.

 Animal Antics

615-550-5660 or wholefoodsmarket.com Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Johnson entertains kids.

 Music City Roots See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

 FREE Titans Training Camp

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

 Tot Time

See Monday, Aug. 7.

 Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

 Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

THU 10  FREE Back Porch Concert Series

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

 Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

 FITMommy Yoga See Thursday, Aug. 3.

 FREE Henderson-

ville Summer Concert Series

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

 Archery

Homeschool Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Live on the

Green Music Festival

liveonthegreen.com All ages. Public Square Park, 10 Public Sq., Nashville; 6 p.m. Music by the Arkells, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.

R Making

the Band (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 3 - 5. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 11 a.m.; $2. Build your own instrument and start making music.

R Nature Nuts

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Parnassus Storytime

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N

FREE Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale

nashvilleshakes.org All ages. Centennial park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 p.m. Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents The Bard’s fanciful story set in a fairy tale world.

N Smoke

voodoo priestess and a retired NYPD detective share their true, personal stories.

N Thursday Night Out

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R Tot Time

See Monday, Aug. 7.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

N Women in

Business (Register)

nashvillelifestyles.com/events/ women-in-business-seventeen Ages 21+. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; $65. Trisha Yearwood is the keynote speaker for this luncheon recognizing women in the local community who are the best in their fields.

W Yoga in the Park See Thursday, Aug. 3.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

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W Summer Night

Night Hike (Register)

on the Mountain

Hike (Register)

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org Ages 9+. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood; 7:30 9 p.m.; $10. Bring a picnic and enjoy a night of nakedeye astronomy and listening for the sounds of nighttime critters.

N The Moth Mainstage

615-782-4040 or tpac.org Ages 12+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $34 - $39. Luminaries in the arts and sciences as well as an astronaut, an undertaker, a

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N FREE Bells Bend

615-862-4187 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 8 - 9:30 p.m. Hear the call of the wild while exploring and listening for animals of the night.

N Bring It On

615-332-7529 or circleplayers.net Ages 12+. Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $20 ($10 on Thursdays). The Circle Players present this musical about the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading.

W End of Summer Lock-In (Register)

615-786-0200, ext. 2417, or wcparksandrec.com Ages 7 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville; 6 p.m.; $30. An overnight outing with games, movies, crafts, swimming, a pizza dinner and more.

N FREE Exhibit

Opening Reception

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Celebrate the opening of Jordan Martin’s exhibit, Abstractions of Nature.

N Family Program: Beginner Fiddle Workshop

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn basic techniques and a few simple songs.

W Mike Farris

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $44 - $59. A night of soul-gospel-infused Americana music.

N Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7 p.m., 10 p.m.; $39.50 - $301. Joel Hodgson and Jonah Heston along with their robot companions present a live version of their TV show dubbed the “Watch Out for Snakes” tour.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus the Memphis Redbirds.

N FREE Our Tiny

Lil’ Hummingbirds (Register)

See Friday, Aug. 4.

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6 - 7 p.m. Learn about hummingbirds, including their migration patterns.

N

R Science a la Cart

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $59 - $129. A night of R&B music (presented w/o orchestra).

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W FREE Leiper’s Fork Movie Night

See Friday, Aug. 4.

See Friday, Aug. 4.

N FREE Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale

See Thursday, Aug. 10.

N Smoke

on the Mountain

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

FREE Smokin’ in McMinnville Barbecue Festival 931-473-1212 or smokininmcminnville.com All ages. McMinnville Civic Center, 500 Garfield St., McMinnville; Fri 4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. Live entertainment, food, sports competitions, a

children’s play zone, vendors and more.

W FREE Star Party

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. View Saturn, Mars and double stars through telescopes.

R FREE Summer Concert Series

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Barfield Crescent Park Pavilion 7, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of bluegrass to blues rock music by Grizzly Goat.

W Telescope Night (Register)

615-373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 - 11 p.m.; $6.24. View celestial sights through the giant telescope at Dyer Observatory. Call ahead to RSVP.

W The Fantastiks

615-791-5007 or pull-tight.com Ages 10+. Pull-Tight Theatre, 120 Second Ave. N., Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $18 adults, $12 students. A romantic fable of a boymeets-girl journey through love, innocence lost, disenchantment and wisdom.

R The Pirates of Penzance

615-904-2787 or boroarts.org Ages 10+. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Thru Aug. 27: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. This comic opera focuses on the son of a wealthy man who becomes a pirate apprentice.


THINGS TO DO R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to foxtrot with live music by The Jerry Vinett Big Band.

W FREE Bike Bowie See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Body Works (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 18+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. This mat class focuses on lengthening, stretching and strengthening the body.

N Bring It On

See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Dashboard Confessional

Kids can enjoy musical fun and many more activities during the annual Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville on Saturday, Aug. 12.

W The Secret Garden

615-221-1174 or townecentretheatre.com All ages. Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thru Aug. 26: Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students/ children. A musical about a 10-year-old English girl in the early 20th century who is orphaned from a cholera outbreak.

N FREE Tiny

Tomatoes (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10

- 11 a.m. Stories, crafts and a stroll through the teaching garden.

R FREE Trail Worms

R Toddler Time

SAT 12

with Thomas

See Friday, Aug. 4.

N FREE Tomato Art Fest World Record Attempt

tomatoartfest.com All ages. Five Points in East Nashville; 7 - 8 p.m. Dress up in an attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as fruits/vegetables.

R Tot Time

See Monday, Aug. 7.

See Friday, Aug. 4.

N An Art Deco Affair (Register)

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org Adults. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $65. Celebrate the glamour of the Jazz Age with cocktails, live music, gallery tours and more while donning “Old Hollywood” attire.

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29 - $179. A night of alternative rock with guests All American Rejects and The Maine.

N Grappling Games grapplinggames.org All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $10. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament.

N HACK IT:

Classic Toys Lab

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m.; $4 members, $7 nonmembers in addition to gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Dissect, manipulate, modify, hack and harbor the electronics from old devices to create new inventions.

R Hank & My

Honky Tonky Heroes

615-563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15. Jason Petty presents this musical tribute to Hank Williams.

W FREE Harvest Party

N Downton

615-395-0102 or arringtonvineyards.com All ages. Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. A day of food, wine tastings and a concert by Kix Brooks. Proceeds benefit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

R FREE HEART Back-

Saturdays

N FREE Eclipse Countdown

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Learn about the phenomenon of a full solar eclipse before the Aug. 21 occurrence.

N Family

Art Classes (Register)

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

to-School Picnic

rutherfordheart.com All ages. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Homeschool families can meet other families, connect with resources and more. Bring food to share.

W FREE Hike

Day (Register)

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1 - 3 p.m. A guided hike through the trails and grounds. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO N Jack and

the Beanstalk

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N Jim Jeffries

615-889-3060 or ryman.com Ages 16+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.50 - $49.50. A night of stand-up comedy.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Hear the Greek myth of the sun-eating dragon that causes the solar eclipse, then make a puppet.

S FREE Live, Love,

Latch! Potluck Brunch & Family Fun Day

615-745-1282 or fb.com/lllofportland All ages. Triple Creek Park, Gallatin; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join La Leche League of Sumner County for this breastfeeding awareness day that also includes car seat safety demonstrations, nursing portraits, cloth diaper

and carrier demonstrations, inflatables for kids, door prizes and. Bring a dish to share.

N Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 6:45 p.m.; $39.50 $125.50. A night of pop/ rock music.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Saturday, Aug. 12.

N FREE NCT 2017-18 Season Preview Open House (Register) 615-252-4675 or nashvillect.org All ages. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; 12 p.m. Tours and activities around the theater including short excerpts and songs from all of the shows coming up next season.

R FREE Need A Hand W The Fantastiks

N FAWM Fest

needahandhorsetraining.com All ages. Team Need a Hand Barn, 3815 Woodbury Pike, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hands-on horse education stations, riding demos, stick horse jump course, face painting and more.

615-669-9472 or fawmfest2017.eventbrite.com Tween girls. Southeast Community Center, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $5. This celebration of sisterhood includes a fashion show, video premieres, dance performances, face painting, food, giveaways and more.

10 Year Celebration

R Oaklands Murder Mystery Dinner (Register)

615-893-0022 or oaklandsmansion.org Adults. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 6 - 10 p.m.; $75. Set on prom night in the 1950s, this murder mystery includes dinner, drinks and testing your sleuthing skills.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

R FREE Puppets on the Porch

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

W FREE Saturdays in the Park

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale

See Thursday, Aug. 10.

N Smoke

on the Mountain

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

FREE Smokin’ in McMinnville Barbecue Festival See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Summer

Laser Shows

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE The Bountiful Garden (Register)

See a scene from Cinderella along with samples from all shows in Nashville Children’s Theatre’s 2017 - 18 season during its open house on Saturday, Aug. 12.

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9 - 10:30 a.m. Visit the organic garden to explore all the goodies there.

See Friday, Aug. 11.

R The Pirates of Penzance

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W The Secret Garden See Friday, Aug. 11.

N FREE Tomato Art Fest

tomatoartfest.com All ages. East Nashville’s Five Points, 1106 Woodland St., Nashville; 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. This costume-friendly festivity features a morning 5K, children’s activities and contests, a parade, lots of live music, a recipe contest, artisan booths and more.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, Aug. 5.

R FREE Wild

(Register)

W Fins & Feet

Aquathlon (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Ages 6 - 14. Indoor Sports Complex, 920 Heritage Way, Brentwood; 7:30 - 9 a.m.; $30. A youth swim and run competition.

R Hank & My Honky Tonky Heroes

See Saturday, Aug. 12.

Arts Day

N Jay Leno

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Student art, professional art, art by animals, puppet shows, crafts, live music by Farmer Jason and more.

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org Ages 12+. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $80. The former host of The Tonight Show presents his stand-up comedy act.

R FREE Youth

N Life in

615-893-4131 or linebaugh.org Ages 8 - 12. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 9:30 a.m. Explore the world of magic and learn illusions.

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger). Explore oldtime trades/skills during this experience of the early days of Tennessee.

Magic Group

SUN 13 N FREE Bicentennial Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 12 p.m. 1860s-style baseball double-header: Machnists vs Distillers and Maroons vs Phoenix.

N Bring It On

See Friday, Aug. 11.

Jackson’s Tennessee

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus the Memphis Redbirds. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO W Rodeo & Juliet

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 6:30 p.m.; $15 - $20. A night of Americana roots music featuring Leigh Nash from Sixpence None the Richer.

N Roger Waters

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $55 - $199.50. A night of rock music.

N Santana

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $160. A night of Latin rock music.

N FREE Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale

See Thursday, Aug. 10.

N Smoke

on the Mountain

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

R FREE Smyrna

R After-School Art

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks First grade & higher. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3. Study an artist then create a project based on the lesson.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

See Monday, Aug. 7.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus the Memphis Redbirds.

R FREE Nature

Nerds: Amphibian Adventure (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 4:30 p.m. Make crafts, experience nature and meet live animals.

Vintage Baseball

W FREE Nature

R The Pirates

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 5 - 12. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 1 - 2:30 p.m. Examine trees from roots to limbs and everything in between.

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W FREE Nature

W The Secret Garden

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 18 months - 5 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 11 a.m. Read, sing songs, play games, make crafts and go on a hike.

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 12 p.m. 1860s-style baseball double-header: Quicksteps vs Cumberlander and Travellers vs Scouts.

of Penzance

See Friday, Aug. 11.

MON 14 R FREE Adoption 101

(Registration Required)

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

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Scouts: Trees (Register)

Strollers

R Snack Attack! See Monday, Aug. 7.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

N Leslie Odom Jr.

615-565-4000 or titansonline.com All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville; 6:55 - 8:55 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice with a chance to meet the players.

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $70. The Grammy Award-winning soloist and Tony Awardwinning actor from Hamilton presents a night of pop and Broadway tunes.

R Tot Time

R Tot Time

See Monday, Aug. 7.

See Monday, Aug. 7.

R Tumbleweeds

N FREE TPAC

(Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Emergent Literacy Class (Register)

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

615-862-5854 Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville; Tuesdays, Aug. 15, 22 & 29 and Sept. 12, 19 & 26 from 10:15 11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rachel Sumner teaches literacy skills through music, movement and drama.

N FREE Crafting for

R Water Polo

TUE 15 R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R Crafternoon

Wildlife (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Craft and decorate shelters for animals living in your backyard.

R FITMommy

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R Homeschool

Program: Camouflage (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $5. Learn the types of camouflage — concealing, disruptive, disguise and mimicry — and how animals use it.

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr., who orginated the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton, sings at TPAC on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

WED 16 R Animal Antics

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W Archery

Homeschool Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

N FREE Eclipse Speaker Series

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; panel is free, planetarium show is $8. A panel of astronomers discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse. Plus, an optional planetarium show, ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed.

N Family Science Lab: Explorers

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd.,


THINGS TO DO Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids). From circuit building to electric currents, learn the basics of electricity.

R Historical Lunch & Learn (Register)

615-890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 18+. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 12 - 1:30 p.m.; $12.50. Enjoy lunch during a “Terrific Tea a la Titanic” presentation.

R Homeschool Creativity Class

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 2 - 3 p.m.; $3. Learn about art in a hands-on learning environment.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

615-550-5660 or gingersands.com Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Ginger Sands performs music for children.

W Music City Roots See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Auditions

615-893-7439, ext. 6014, or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 9 - 12. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; free to audition, but those who are cast are required to pay the $25 Perform Murfreesboro annual program fee. Kids can audition for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, based on the popular Judy Blume book. Shows are Oct. 13 - 15.

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Orientation

615-893-7439, ext. 6014, or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 - 6:30 p.m. Learn what Perform Murfreesboro is and what it does.

N FREE Shelby

Storytime (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. A story about things living in the park followed by exploration.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

615-565-4000 or titansonline.com All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville; 9:15 - 11:30 a.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice with a chance to meet the players.

R Tot Time

See Monday, Aug. 7.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

THU 17 N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N Big River

615-883-8375 or thelarrykeetontheatre.org All ages. The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thru Sept. 2: Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $30 adults, $20 ages 12 & younger. This musical is based on Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

N Bring It On

See Friday, Aug. 11.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

N Earth, Wind & Fire 615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.50 - $175. A night of rock music.

R Nature Nuts

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Parnassus Storytime

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

W FREE Pizza & Pages

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

615-371-0090 or brentwood-tn.org/library Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Enjoy a slice of pizza and an activity tied to books.

N Happy

N FREE Shakespeare

R FITMommy Yoga Together Tour

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49.50 - $75. Music by The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, The Archies, The Box Tops and more.

S FREE Henderson-

ville Summer Concert Series

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N Hermitage

Homeschool Days: Get Back to Nature (Register)

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $40 per family up to five. Explore the 1,100-acre land, nature trail and formal garden.

W Lee Roy Parnell

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $38.50 - $48.50. A night of music spanning genres like blues, soul, rock, southern boogie, gospel and more.

N FREE Live on the

Green Music Festival

liveonthegreen.com All ages. Public Square Park, Nashville; 6 p.m. Music by Minus the Bear, Real Estate and Local Natives.

in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

nashvilleshakes.org All ages. Centennial park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 p.m. Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents The Bard’s thriller of new love in later years.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

FRI 18 N Aaron Lewis

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $32 - $40. A night of country/rock music.

N Big River

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

N Black Music Honors Taping

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $17.50 - $87.50. This TV special honors Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick and others.

N Boots & Blackjack

See Friday, Aug. 11.

bootsandblackjack2017. eventbrite.com Adults. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 2100 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $100. This Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee fundraiser includes beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, casino games and a silent auction.

N Thursday

N Bring It On

N Smoke on the Mountain

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

W The Fantastiks See Friday, Aug. 11.

W The Secret Garden Night Out

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

615-565-4000 or titansonline.com All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville; 9:15 - 11:30 a.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice with a chance to meet the players.

R Tot Time

See Monday, Aug. 7.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

W Yoga in the Park

See Friday, Aug. 11.

R Cookie

Decorating (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 8+. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 6 - 8 p.m.; $5. Learn how to decorate cookies for special occasions.

N Defy Film Festival

defyfilmfestival.com Ages 12+. Studio 615, 272 Broadmoor Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m.; tickets TBA. Six features and 57 shorts promising to defy film festival standards/expectations.

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Grand

Outings: Butterfly Encounters

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 2 - 6. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Kids and grandparents can discover butterflies through stories, exploration and handson activities.

S FREE Henderson-

R KidFIT: Movers

N Lifehouse &

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See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

N FREE Italian

R KidFIT: Twist and

italianlights.org All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; Fri 2 - 10 p.m., Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Mon 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Music, arts, food, wine, children’s activities and more.

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

fontanel.com All ages. Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $36 $150. A night of rock music.

ville Cruise In

Lights Festival

and Shakers (Register)

Shout (Register)

W FREE Leiper’s Fork Movie Night

See Friday, Aug. 4.

Switchfoot

Life in Nashville During World War I

615-356-0501 or bellemeadeplantation.com All ages. Belle Meade Plantation, 110 Leake Ave., Nashville; 4 - 7 p.m.; $10 ages 4+. Learn about WWI life, make commemorative poppies and more during this hands-on history class.

Jam Night Market

nashvillefarmersmarket.org All ages. Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville; 5 - 9 p.m. Peach samples, cooking demos, cocktails, kids’ activities and more.

R FREE Perform

Murfreesboro Auditions

N Smoke on the Mountain

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

Concert Series

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Barfield Crescent Park Pavilion 7, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of country rock by The O’Donnells.

W The Fantastiks See Friday, Aug. 11.

R The Pirates of Penzance

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W The Secret Garden See Friday, Aug. 11.

R FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

See Wednesday, Aug. 16.

N Professional

R Toddler

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 6:45 p.m.; $25 - $400. A night of bull-riding entertainment.

See Friday, Aug. 4.

R FREE Perform

Also see the Williamson County Fair on page 49!

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

615-890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for live music by the Grasstime Band.

See Wednesday, Aug. 16.

The biggest and longest-running of Middle Tennessee’s county fairs — the Wilson County Fair — returns for nine days of awesome family fun. Featuring one of the biggest Midways, there are 53 rides; 22 of ‘em are specific to little kids. This year features three new rides in the “Extreme” category: Free Fall, Polar Express and Skyfall. There’s a lot of live entertainment, too. Big names this year include the Oak Ridge Boys (Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m.) and gospel star Jason Crabb (Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m.). Enjoy livestock competitions, the Circle C Racing Pigs, food and games. Be sure to mosey into the Ag-Venture Barn with your kids; they can learn about farming while making friends with cute farm animals. This year features new carnival ride armband specials. On opening day, buy one for $22 and get the second for $11. Armbands are $20 Mon - Thu, and on Sunday, Aug. 20, get ‘em for $18 before 4 p.m. The Wilson County Fairgrounds are located at 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon. Gates open Fri 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m., Sun 12 p.m., Mon 10 a.m., Tue - Thu 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger. Season passes are $45. Call 615-443-2626 or visit wilsoncountyfair.net.

in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

N On the Homefront: R FREE Summer

N FREE Peach

SPOTLIGHT: WILSON COUNTY FAIR Aug. 18 - 26

N FREE Shakespeare

Murfreesboro Orientation

Bull Riders

R Quilts in the Boro

quiltingbees.org All ages. Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Vintage quilt exhibits along with hands-on workshops, shopping for handmade items and more.

Time with Thomas

R Tot Time

See Monday, Aug. 7.

N Zoovie Night

615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 6 p.m.; free with gate admission or $6 after 6 p.m. Inflatables, games, a DJ, facepainting, crafts and an outdoor screening of Shrek.

R Science a la Cart See Friday, Aug. 4.

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SAT 19 W American Girl Doll

Hair Salon Spectacular (Register)

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9 - 10 a.m.; $25. Learn new tricks and insider tips for styling your doll’s hair; refreshments follow.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to tango with live music by Music City Swing.

N Big River

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

W FREE Bike Bowie See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N Bring It On

N Cornelia Fort

N Family Art

friendsofshelby.org/pickin_ parties All ages. Cornelia Fort Airpark, 1093 Shadow Lane, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $12 in advance/$15 at the gate adults, $5 ages 12 - 19, free ages 11 & younger. Music by 50 Shades of Hay and Justin Hiltner Band, plus craft beer, wine and food vendors.

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

Pickin’ Party

N Defy Film Festival See Friday, Aug. 18.

W FREE Honeybee

Classes (Register)

Festival

R FREE Family Movie 615-893-4131 or linebaugh.org All ages. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Enjoy a screening of a familyfriendly flick.

N Family Program:

Line Dance Workshop

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn about ancient and modern India through a variety of activities.

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). All skill levels can learn steps like Cotton Eyed Joe, Good Time and more.

N Downton

N Freedom Pro

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

freedomprowrestling.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $10 $25. Enjoy a night of your favorite wrestling stars during the Summer Sizzler tour.

R FREE Discover India Day

Saturdays

Wrestling

615-244-5263 or landtrusttn.org/beefestival All ages. Glen Leven Farm, 3906 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. See beekeeper demonstrations, taste raw honey samples, experience educational talks and programs and take a guided tour of the Bee Sanctuary ($10 for the tour).

N FREE Insects in the Meadow (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. A short walk in search of insects.

N It’s Just a 10K

whatdoyourunfor.com All ages. Shelby Park, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 a.m.; $35 in advance, $40 race day. There’s a 1.5-hour time limit for this race on a certified course. Strollers and leashed dogs welcome. Benefits End Slavery Tennessee.

N FREE Italian Lights Festival

See Friday, Aug. 18.

N Jack and

the Beanstalk

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Explore how new music expands our minds, then make a music-related craft.

R Murph’s Fun Run

615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; admission is one new school supply. Run, walk or hop one mile during this benefit for Murfreesboro City Schools.

N Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/eclipse All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Sat 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun - Mon 9 a.m.

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W Christopher Cross 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 4 p.m.; $60 - $75. A night of pop music.

R Cooking Class: Cake Decorating (Register)

615-956-6077 or thecuriouskitchen.net Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. 1 p.m.; $55. Decorate a two-layer cake while learning icing basics and frosting techniques like piping, making roses/leaves, working with fondant and more.

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SPOTLIGHT: WILLIAMSON PARENT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR Saturday, Aug. 19 Help get your kids in the groove for another year of learning while discovering local after-school enrichment programs and educational resources. Williamson Parent’s FREE Back-to-School Fair takes place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). In addition to vendor booths and giveaways, you can also experience live performances from local arts schools and programs. Returning this year is the Second Annual Spelling Bee for students in grades 3, 4 and 5. Ten pre-registered kids in each grade will be chosen through a random drawing. To register your child for the Spelling Bee, go to nashvilleparent.com and click on “Spelling Bee” under the “Contests” tab by Monday, Aug. 14 at noon. For more info about the Back-to-School Fair, call 615-256-2158 or visit nashvilleparent.com.


THINGS TO DO - 5 p.m.; outdoor activities are free; indoor activities are $49 adults, $29 ages 2 - 12. Explore the science behind total solar eclipses and the technology used to study them. Plus, games and activities with local organizations, live music by local bands, prizes and more. The eclipse takes place Monday, Aug. 21 at noon.

W Music in

the Meadow

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 5:30 - 9 p.m.; $20 per person, $75 for a carload of six. Bring a picnic, enjoy a hike, meet the owls and enjoy live music by The Whiskey Gentry.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Music Together Class (Register)

inharmonymusicmidtn.com Ages 6 months - 5 years. Hermitage Branch Library, 3700 James Kay Lane, Nashville; 10:30 a.m. Music, movement and instrument play.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus the Iowa Cubs.

N FREE National Honeybee Day

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Learn about honeybees and their important role in nature.

N OZ Family Day

615-350-7200 or ozartsnashville.org All ages. OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $25 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Indoor and outdoor art activities for young people and families featuring sports-themed art-making stations and performance presentations including visual artist Brandon Donahue and the BMX Pros Trick Team.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Passion-

flower Party (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about the history of the passionflower and sample its fruit.

W FREE Saturdays in the Park

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Shakespeare

in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

N Smoke

on the Mountain

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

W FREE Spring

Hill Pay It Forward Festival

springhillpayitforwardfestival. com All ages. Tennessee Children’s Home, 804 Branann Hughes Cir., Spring Hill; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; admission is a nonperishable food item. Activities include live music, giant slip n slide, princesses and superhero characters, mini golf, Bubble Ball soccer and more.

R Sweet

Corn Festival

See Friday, Aug. 18.

615-274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Sink your teeth into roasted corn on the cob off the grill, participate in corn eating, shucking and selfie competitions, and more.

W Raise the Roofs

W The Fantastiks

N Professional Bull Riders

See Friday, Aug. 18.

R FREE Puppets on the Porch

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

R Quilts in the Boro friendsoffranklinparks.org Ages 18+. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.; $100 ($10 polo match only). Food from Franklin restaurants, equestrian-themed entertainment, silent and live auctions, a polo match and more. Proceeds benefit Friends of Franklin Parks.

W Riverbend Kids Club

615-468-2008 or riverbendnurseries.com All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 - 11 a.m.; $5. Make a flower cake creation.

See Friday, Aug. 11.

R The Pirates of Penzance

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W The Secret Garden See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Titans Football

615-565-4200 or titansonline.com All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 2 p.m.; $50 - $500. The Tennessee Titans take on the Carolina Panthers in this preseason game.

A girl sinks her teeth into the “YUM!” of Lucky Ladd Farm’s Sweet Corn Festival. This year’s event is Saturday, Aug. 19.

N Umphrey’s McGee

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $30. A night of progressive rock.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE World Honeybee Day (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Celebrate honeybees and learn how you can help protect them.

SUN 20 N Big River

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

N Bring It On

See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Donald Fagen

Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $34 - $73. The Steely Dan co-founder performs hits from his solo career along with Steely Dan favorites.

S FREE Eclipse Kick-Off Party

goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 5 - 7 p.m. Live music and food trucks.

N FREE Italian Lights Festival

See Friday, Aug. 18.

N Jackson &

Indian Removal

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger). A discussion of the Indian Removal Act, its historical context and consequences of implementation.

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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE — MONDAY, AUG. 21 The celestial event of a lifetime hits Middle Tennessee at 1:27 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible in Nashville was in 1478! We’re in the direct path of the heavenly wonder, and there are myriad viewing parties and gatherings happening around the area. Here are a few of our favorite ones for your family:

DAVIDSON COUNTY

Green Door Gourmet 615-942-7169 • greendoorgourmet.com 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Hermitage 615-889-2941• thehermitage.com 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nashville Zoo 615-833-1534 • nashvillezoo.org 12 - 2 p.m.

Adventure Science Center’s Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party 615-862-5160 • adventuresci.org 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 615-862-8539 • nashville.gov/parks 11:58 a.m. - 2:54 p.m.

Bicentennial Capitol Mall, Nashville italianlights.org 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Cheekwood, Nashville 615-356-8000 • cheekwood.org 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. First Tennessee Park, Nashville 615-690-4487 • nashvillesounds.com 10:30 - 2 p.m. Grand Ole Opry Plaza, Nashville 800-733-6779 • opry.com 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Discovery Center, Murfreesboro 615-890-2300 • explorethedc.org 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Siegel Park, Murfreesboro 615-217-3017 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks 1 p.m. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center townofsmyrna.org 12 - 2 p.m.

SUMNER COUNTY Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville 615-851-2255 • goodlettsvilleparks.com 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Triple Creek Park, Gallatin 888-301-7886 • visitsumner.com 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood 615-370-4672 • owlshill.org 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Timberland Park, Franklin 615-790-5719 • wcparksandrec.com 12 - 2 p.m.

WILSON COUNTY Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet 615-758-6522 • mjparksandrec.org 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Jazz

N Nashville

R The Pirates

615-731-9001 or facebook. com/jazzonthecumberland All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 5:30 - 8 p.m. Live jazz by local bands.

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus the Iowa Cubs.

See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Music City Solar

W Nolensville

on the Cumberland

Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party

See Saturday, Aug. 19.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Friday, Aug. 5.

N Nashville’s

Nutcracker Youth Cast Auditions

615-297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com/youthcast Ages 7 - 11. Nashville Ballet Studio, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $10. Kids can try out for roles in Nashville Ballet’s annual holiday production (no dance experience necessary).

Sounds Baseball

Kids Triathlon

tribeat.org/beat-nolensvillekids-triathlon Ages 5 - 15. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville; 7 a.m.; $35. Kids can run, bike and swim during one of the state’s biggest kids’ triathlons.

N FREE Shakespeare

in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

N The Fantastiks See Friday, Aug. 11.

of Penzance

MON 21

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $8. Viewing stations, eclipse education activities, a preview of the Tennessee STEAM Festival and more.

R After-School Art

R SPARK!

W The Secret Garden See Friday, Aug. 11.

See Monday, Aug. 14.

N Great American

Solar Eclipse: Animal Observation Experience

615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 12 - 2 p.m.; free with gate ($16 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12). Help observe and record how the animals react during the total solar eclipse.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

TUE 22 R Busy Bees

See Monday, Aug. 7.

N CODE IT:

Community Story and Playtime

Lights Festival

See Friday, Aug. 18

N Music City Solar Eclipse Festival & Viewing Party

See Saturday, Aug. 19.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus the Iowa Cubs.

R FREE Nature

Nerds: Sneaky Snakes (Register)

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615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $2 plus $8 gate admission. Stories and activities.

N FREE Green Hills

N FREE Italian

Middle Tennessee kids can audition for roles in Nashville Ballet’s 2017 production of Nashville’s Nutcracker on Sundays, Aug. 20, 27 & Sept. 10. Find full audition requirements at nashvilleballet.com/youthcast.

R Solar Eclipse Day

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 4:30 p.m. Make crafts, experience nature and meet live animals.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, Aug. 7.

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Spirograph Engraving Lab

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs Ages 10 - 18. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.; $5 per member student, $8 per non-member student in addition to gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Learn how coding applies to everyday life. Then, use a program to create a custom engraved spirograph with a laser cutter.

R Crafternoon

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R FITMommy

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R Homeschool P.E. (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 - 11 a.m.; $2. Get active while learning to be a good teammate.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus the Iowa Cubs.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Aug. 21.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

WED 23 R Animal Antics

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W Archery

Homeschool Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

N FREE Bike Ride: Birds of the Night (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 12+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6:30 - 8 p.m. Tour the bottoms at dusk on two wheels searching for swifts, nighthawks, hawks and owls.

N Family Science Lab: Researchers

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 10 - 13 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $7.50 per child in addition to regular gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). From circuit building to electric currents, learn the basics of electricity.

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THINGS TO DO R Homeschool Creativity Class

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 2 - 3 p.m.; $3. Learn about art in a hands-on learning environment and create art in a variety of mediums.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

Mechanical bull riding, food, drinks and more benefiting Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee.

archery, swimming, zip lines, water sports, paintball, bonding and more activities.

R Busy Bees

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Nikki Lane performs country-rock music.

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

W FREE DC/Marvel Comics Club

615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Participate in a lively discussion about your favorite comic book characters.

R FITMommy Yoga See Thursday, Aug. 3.

615-550-5660 or rachelsumner.com Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 West McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Rachel Sumner performs interactive music.

S FREE Henderson-

N FREE Music

liveonthegreen.com All ages. Public Square Park, 10 Public Sq., Nashville; 6 p.m. Music by The Weeks, Spoon and Portugal, The Man.

City Crits

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W Music City Roots See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

THU 24 N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N Big River

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

N Bring It On

See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Bucking for Babies nfnf.ejoinme.org/ buckingforbabies2017 Ages 21+. Tequila Cowboy, 305 Broadway, Nashville; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

N Frist Friday

ville Summer Concert Series

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Live on the

Green Music Festival

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Round Rock Express.

Enjoy fishing and other bonding activities during the FatherSon Adventure Weekend at Deer Run Retreat, Aug. 25 - 27.

N PRINT IT: Fidget Spinners Lab

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs Ages 10 - 18. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.; $12 members, $15 nonmembers per student plus gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.05 ages 2 - 12). Explore 3D printing technology and learn how to design 3D models, including a fidget spinner.

N FREE Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale

See Thursday, Aug. 10.

W The Fantastiks See Friday, Aug. 11.

W The Secret Garden See Friday, Aug. 11.

Thursday R FREE National Trail N Night Out Mix and Eat Outside Day

townofsmyrna.org Ages 3 - 5. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 11 a.m. Take a guided walk and find snack surprises along the way.

R Nature Nuts

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Parnassus Storytime

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

W Yoga in the Park See Thursday, Aug. 3.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

FRI 25 R FREE All Access Night (Register)

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Special needs families only can explore the exhibits, meet the animals, enjoy snacks and more.

R Anne of

Green Gables

615-867-7244 or ticketpeak. com/performmurfreesboro All ages. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $7.50 adults, $6 ages 4 - 17. Perform Murfreesboro presents the theatrical misadventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match.

N Big River

W Gary Morris

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $36 - $51. A night of country music.

N He Was

Somebody’s Baby

615-847-0934 or lakewoodtheatreco.com Ages 12+. Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; Thru Sept. 10: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 students. This play focuses on seven women, senseless gun violence and picking up the shattered pieces.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

See Friday, Aug. 4.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W FREE Leiper’s

Fork Movie Night

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

See Friday, Aug. 4.

N Bring It On

N FREE Nashville

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W Father-Son

Adventure Weekend (Register)

615-794-2918 or deerrun.com/events All ages. Deer Run Camps & Retreats, 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station; Check-in 4 p.m. Fri, Check-out 10:45 a.m. Sun; $139 - $189. Football challenges, fishing,

Flea Market nashvilleflea.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri 8 a.m. - 5, Sat 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Find treasures during this market with a “Back to School” theme.

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THINGS TO DO N Nashville

R FREE Summer

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Round Rock Express.

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Barfield Crescent Park Pavilion 7, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for an evening of Celtic music by The Secret Commonwealth.

Sounds Baseball

R Science a la Cart See Friday, Aug. 4.

N FREE Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale

See Thursday, Aug. 10.

N Songwriters Under the Stars

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $50. Jessi Alexander, Marcus Hummon and Kyle Jacobs perform.

N FREE Star

Party (Register)

615-862-4187 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a star-gazing experience with telescopes and other displays.

Concert Series

W The Fantastiks See Friday, Aug. 11.

R The Pirates of Penzance

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W The Secret Garden See Friday, Aug. 11.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, Aug. 4.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 2 - 3:30 p.m.; $25. Treats, crafts, cupcake decorating and more.

SAT 26 S FREE 17th Annual Grape Stomp

615-325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 2:30 - 9:30 p.m. Have fun stomping grapes before Soul Soup performs hits from the ’60s to modern day.

N 2017 TPAC Gala

615-782-4040 or tpac.org Adults. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $450. Cocktails, fine dining, a silent auction and live entertainment.

W FREE 3D Printing Class (Register)

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

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

R Anne of

Green Gables

See Friday, Aug. 25.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to swing with live music by The Moonlighters.

N Big River

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

W FREE Bike Bowie See Saturday, Aug. 5.

W Bluebird

on the Mountain

Olde Worlde Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk at The Belcourt on Saturdays in August.

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800-745-3000 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 8 p.m.; $135 per carload of eight. Enjoy

a night of local singer/ songwriters performing outside. Tickets go on sale on the first of the month prior.

W Bootlegger’s Bash (Register)

battleoffranklintrust.com Ages 21+. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 7 p.m.; $50 individuals, $90 per couple. Whiskey tasting, a Southern supper, live music and more.

N Bring It On

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W Chukkers for Charity

chukkersforcharity.net All ages. Riverview Farm, 1475 Moran Road, Franklin; 2 p.m.; $20. This polo match benefits Saddle Up! and the Rochelle Center. Kids’ activities include a stick horse race and petting zoo.

N Downton Saturdays

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N Dressing Downton Jewelry Workshop (Register)

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org Adults. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $150. Make your own necklace from heirloom pieces from the 1920s inspired by Downton Abbey costumes.

W FREE Family

Food & Film Nite

615-302-0971, ext. 2214, or wcparksandrec.com All ages. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill; 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Watch a movie from your car like a drive-in movie (or bring chairs for lawn seating). Food trucks on site.

N Family Science Lab: Researchers

See Wednesday, Aug. 23.

N Gov’t Mule +

Blackberry Smoke

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $28 - $173. A night of southern rock music.

N He Was

Somebody’s Baby

See Friday, Aug. 25.

N Jack and

the Beanstalk

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Hear the Greek myth of Icarus who flew too close to the sun, then make a set of wings.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, Aug. 25.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Round Rock Express.

N FREE Our

Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 8+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Unlock the mysteries of hummingbirds during a Q & A session.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

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THINGS TO DO W Princess Tea Party 615-472-4731 or wcs.edu/phs Ages 10 & younger. Page High School Theatre, 6281 Arno Road, Franklin; 1 - 4 p.m.; $10 per child, free adults. Dress as your favorite princess and meet characters along with “tea,” cookies, face/nail painting, coloring, singing/dancing and more.

R FREE Puppets on the Porch

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Puppy

Pageant (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 2:30 p.m. Celebrate all-things dog with fun activities and canine contests.

W FREE Saturdays in the Park

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Shakespeare

in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

N Songwriters Under the Stars

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $50. Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey and Rivers Rutherford perform.

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

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N FREE Summer Hummingbird Celebration

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Crafts, puppet shows and other activities celebrating the avian jewels of the sky.

N Summer

Laser Shows

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

W The Fantastiks See Friday, Aug. 11.

R The Pirates of Penzance

See Friday, Aug. 11.

W The Secret Garden See Friday, Aug. 11.

W FREE Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St., Spring Hill; 12 p.m. Phoenix takes on Quicksteps in this 1860s-style game.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N Wishes Matter

wishesmatter.eventbrite.com All ages. Tucker’s Gap Event Center, 2900 Callis Road, Lebanon; 6 - 11 p.m.; $100. This Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee gala includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction, live music and other entertainment.

N FREE Wonderful

(or Wicked!) Weather with the NWS (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 11 a.m. A National Weather Service Meteorologist explains how weather works with experiments.

N Yoga Under the Stars

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/yoga Adults. Sudekum Planetarium, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 9 - 10:15 a.m.; $17 members, $22 nonmembers. Experience yoga with stunning NASA visuals.

SUN 27 R Anne of

Green Gables

See Friday, Aug. 25.

R FREE Artist Night at the Museum

615-962-8773 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Adults. Bradley Academy Museum, 415 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, spoken word, dance and visual art.

N Big River

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

N Bilingual

Kids’ Concert

Horses and acrobats share the spotlight during Cavalia’s Odysseo, Aug. 30 - Sept. 10 in Nashville.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Aug. 5.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, Aug. 25.

N Nashville’s

Nutcracker Youth Cast Auditions

See Sunday, Aug. 20.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

N To Avenge Fort

Mims: Tennessee and the Creek War

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 1 - 5 p.m.; free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 12, free ages 5 & younger). Explore the events that transformed a small internal war with the Creek Nation.

615-320-4339 or thecountrynashville.com All ages. The Country, 110 28th Ave. N., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $5 ($15 for families of up to five). Super Stolie and Rachel Rodriguez perform bilingual children’s music.

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Round Rock Express.

MON 28

N Bring It On

N FREE Shakespeare

Storytime in the Galleries

See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Buddy Guy

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $44 - $99. The pioneer of Chicago’s fabled “West Side Sound” presents an evening of music with guest Quinn Sullivan (presented w/o orchestra).

N He Was

Somebody’s Baby

See Friday, Aug. 25.

in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

R The Pirates of Penzance

See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Titans Football

615-565-4200 or titansonline.com All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $50 - $500. The Tennessee Titans take on the Chicago Bears in this preseason game.

R After-School Art See Monday, Aug. 14.

N Artful Tales:

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org Ages 3+. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Hear a story connected to current exhibits, then enjoy hands-on creativity.

W FREE Homeschool Science (Register)

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 5 - 12. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 - 11 a.m. or 1 - 3 p.m. Learn observation and exploration skills for the natural world.


THINGS TO DO N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

R FREE Nature

Nerds: 8 Legged Critters (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 4:30 p.m. Make crafts and meet live animals.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, Aug. 7.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Aug. 21.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

TUE 29 R Busy Bees

R SPARK!

W Musikgarten with

W FREE Fandom Fifth

N Nashville

615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 13 & older. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Minecrafters can bring laptops for building fun.

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

WED 30

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 16 months - 3 years from 9:30 - 10 a.m.; ages 3 - 5 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. . Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; $120 toddlers, $150 preschoolers. A 15-week music-and-movement program.

R FITMommy Yoga

R Nature Nuts

R Animal Antics

N Nashville

S FREE Henderson-

N FREE Parnassus

See Monday, Aug. 21.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

W Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

W Archery

Homeschool Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R Discovery Center

Birthday Celebration

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8. The center celebrates 30 years with halfprice admission ($4) for the first 30 guests.

R Homeschool Creativity Class

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

See Wednesday, Aug. 23.

R Crafternoon

N FREE Hummingbird

R FITMommy

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 5 - 6 p.m. Researchers share info about how you can help ensure the migration of our smallest birds.

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

R Homeschool

Program: A Better Society (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $5. Discuss who makes society’s rules, the selection process and how laws are made.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Omaha Storm Chasers.

Research & Observation Methods

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

R KidFIT: Twist and

Miss Tess (Register)

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

N Odysseo

866-999-8111 or cavalia.com All ages. The White Big Top, 2750 Pennington Bend Road, Nashville; Thru Sept. 10: Wed - Fri 7:30 p.m. (no show Thursday, Aug. 31), Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m,, Sun 2 p.m., Mon 2 p.m.; $44.50 - $224.50. Cavalia presents this show featuring 65 horses and 50 riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians.

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Live on the

Green Music Festival

liveonthegreen.com All ages. Public Square Park, Nashville; 5:30 p.m. Music by Dispatch, Jonny P, Iron & Wine, the John Butler Trio and more.

N LST 325 Memorial

lstmemorial.org All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; Thru Sept. 4: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger and WWII veterans. Tour one of the last fully operational WWII ships.

Storytime

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Shakespeare

in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

N Thursday Night Out

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

W Yoga in the Park See Thursday, Aug. 3.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

(Register)

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

THU 31 N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

See Thursday, Aug. 17.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

R Busy Bees

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

ville Summer Concert Series

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

See Wednesday, Aug. 2.

N Big River

W Music City Roots

See Thursday, Aug. 3.

Sounds Baseball

R Tumbleweeds

Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Thursday (Register)

See Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Deadline for September’s THINGS TO DO is Monday, Aug. 7. Submit event info to: chad@daycommedia.com All events must be submitted in writing in a copy/paste format (Word doc or in the e-mail body). Include high-resolution photos (300 dpi) for consideration in print and online. Include: Event Name, Dates, Times Ages, Admission Fee Brief Description of Event/Activities Is Advance Registration Required? Phone and/or Website.

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ACADEMICS Sylvan Learning Center 810 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. C, Murfreesboro locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/murfreesboto-tn/resources

615-893-3542

Murfreesboro Sylvan EDGE: exciting programs that give kids fun, hands-on experiences with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our classes are a cool way to build critical thinking skills while having a blast. Robotics, coding, engineering, math EDGE, and more. Options to fit your busy schedule.

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Creekside Riding Academy and Stables 2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

615-595-7547

creeksideridingstables.com Where horse lovers come to ride! We focus on safety, proper riding techniques, grooming, care, and tacking horses. Camps and classes throughout the year. All activities are geared to the riders level, ability and age. Connecting with and caring for these magnificent animals has been shown to give riders confidence in many areas of life!

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

615-419-1089

Saddle up and ride! Our equestrian camps and classes provide extensive time with horses. Students learn life skills through caring for and communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. Ask about our Spring Break and summer camps. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center.

ARTS Bellevue Dance Center 7097-J Old Harding Pike, Nashville bellevuedancecenter.com

615-662-8553

BDC is more than just another dance studio. Our dance studio is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We work to promote a student-centered environment to encourage our students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers. Ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz and tap for ages 3 and up.

Dance in Bloom 7982 Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com • info@danceinbloom.com

615-662-4819

Located just of I-40W in Bellevue, Dance in Bloom offers classes for ages 2 and up in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, acro, cheer, improv and comp. Classes are up-beat and fun! Ask about our birthday parties!

Dancity Productions 5714 Edmondson Pike # 2d, Nashville dancewithdancity.com

617-970-3486

Nashville’s newest dance studio is now open just in time for summer camps and fall sign ups! We offer a variety of classes and intensives for dancers of all levels, ages 2+, in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, and creative movement. We invite you to join us and experience Dancity Productions as we work to make music city a dance city!

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

615-678-4739

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

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

615.790.7660

Grassland Dance Academy offers a variety of dance classes for all ages and all styles. Dance gives children a creative outlet to enjoy music, learn coordination and rhythm, work on fitness, and most of all, have fun! We are dedicated to guiding the youth of today in the direction of their goals and helping to develop the self-confidence to achieve through dance and creative movement. Visit our website for class listing.

Mobile Music Academy mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

615-301-8589

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

CAMPS & RETREATS Deer Run Camps & Retreats 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station deerrun.camp • contact@deerrun.camp

615-794-2918

Overnight Camps – Extraordinary experience for your preteen or teenager! Life-changing. Life-long memories and friendships. Discover strengths, explore exciting adventures, and complete challenges. Preteen sessions: completed grades 3 - 5. One- and two-week age-graded sessions for Youth: completed grades 6 - 12. Registration includes all activities: zip line adventures, giant swing, climbing tower, paintball, archery range, rec games, lake activities, Bible study, nightly speaker/worship, and more. Develop abilities in one track choice such as fishing, wilderness skills, self-defense, drama, percussion and ukulele. Day Camps – Day Camp: age 5 - completed grade 5. Adventure Day Camp: completed grades 6 - 8. Age-graded small groups. Extended care. Bus transportation. Monthly payments. Discover strengths, explore adventures, forge friendships, and complete challenges. Registration includes all activities. Day Camps: lake activities, pedal kart races, obstacle course, games, BB guns, archery, crafts, climbing tower, creek wading, Bible study and more. Adventure Day Camps also include outdoor education and survival skills: shelter building, fire starting, fire building, knot tying, navigation, lashing, knife safety and more.

YMCA Day Camps ymcamidtn.org/programs/camp 615-259-9622

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

YMCA Summer Adventure Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

615-259-3418

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

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

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

E.T.C. Gymnastics 1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna etcgymnastics.com • coachken@etcgymnastics.com

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

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

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

615-224-3851

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

615-242-3275

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Yong In Martial Arts 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 1031 Riverside Drive, Ste. K, Franklin taekwondobrentwood.com

615-370-1117 615-591-3373

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

NATURE Lucky Ladd Farm 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville luckyladdfarms.com • tours@luckyladdfarms.com

615-274-3786

Great fun for the entire family! Tennessee’s largest petting farm. Pony rides. Explore 60 acres of excitement including farm-themed playgrounds, mega slides, wagon rides, pedal karts, tire climbs, toddler town, tractor train, games, mazes and more. Seasonal favorites include our popular corn maze and pumpkin patch. Ask about our educational programs and experiences.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Mr. Bond and The Science Guys mrbondscienceguy.com 615-573-2702

Music City Indoor Karting 400 Davidson St., Nashville musiccityindoorkarting.com • sales@musiccityindoorkarting.com

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Proceeds help benefit kids throughout Nashville and the world

OTTER CREEK

Middle TN Music Academy 615-330-5710 (text or call)

KIDS' CONSIGNMENT SALE

MUSIC LESSONS • ALL INSTRUMENTS

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409 Franklin Rd Brentwood

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Now Enrolling for Fall • Studio Recordings!

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DROP OFF: AUGUST 14-17 BY APPT ONLY SALE DATES: AUGUST 18-25

Friday, August 25th: 5 PM - 9 PM Saturday, August 26th: 9 AM - 9 PM Sunday, August 27th: 12 PM - 3 PM Sunday, August 27th: 5 PM - 9 PM - 1/2 Price Monday, August 28th: 9 AM - 12 PM - 1/2 Price

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RATES AND SIZES

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Tutoring

• Instruction from a certified teacher • One-on-one in-home tutoring • Customized lessons for your child’s unique needs • Affordable Rates

Liberty Hall at The Factory

Now registering Sharing God’s Love While for our summer & Preparing Your Child fall programs!

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Deadline for the September 2017 issue is August 18

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CONSIGNMENT SALES

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SNAP OF THE MONTH

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Voted Best Orthodontist by Rutherford and Williamson Parent Readers!

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