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Keeping it Real with Breastfeeding

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MUSIC MAN!

Enrico Lopez-Yañez is stirring up all kinds of excitement as the Assistant Conductor and now Pops Conductor for the Nashville Symphony. It all started when he was a kid ...

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ou know all of that heavy lifting you do? I’m not talking about hoisting little bodies up against your’s or lugging overflowing laundry baskets into your mud room. I’m talking about all of the work you do in your brain and in your heart — in your true you. All of the mom worry and analyzing that swirls in your thoughts, your language, your logic, your decision-making and incessant doing. It’s exhausting, but there is an end in sight. Your kids WILL be grown one day. But Momming is not for the faint of heart. That’s why you have to have conviction to carry on each day. You have to be a leader for your kids — and a darn good one. I learned an important sort of mantra from a strong female leader years ago. It has helped me in the maneuvering of daily life. “There’s only one way to do things,” my restaurateur friend Alberta used to say, “ ... and that’s the RIGHT way!” Alberta owned the wildly popular “Jezebel” in New York City. It would fill up early evenings with excited theater-goers. People hustled in for a dynamite menu that included smothered pork chops and waffles, she-crab soup, honey chicken and biscuits. Talented Alberta ran a sort of “Kitchen Nightmare” because she was such an incredible chef. She terrorized cooks into submission and turned them into masters. They either loved her for it or they just quit. I never forgot “there’s only one way to do things and that’s the RIGHT way,” and I think it sunk in while raising my four, giving me the confidence I needed in the day-to-day battle of wills. Momming requires super strength for what comes at you. Alberta’s lesson taught me how to be firm, how to not waiver when it’s “No,” and the absolute joy of telling a child, “Yes!” And here comes a new school year. As everything kicks off, so do all of the challenges, dramas, academics and sports. It will be helpful for you to adopt some kind of mantra to see you through. Our kids are challenged more than ever with the secrecy of social media and so forth. They need us to monitor them, track them, commit to keeping them safe. Don’t give in when your kid says, “Oh, Mom, everybody does it,” when you aren’t sure. Hang tough. Be a “my way or the highway” mom and an “I don’t care about them, I care about you” mom. And don’t sweat the back talk. Your kids are growing up and becoming, but one day they will understand you. Somewhere in their 20s they will acknowledge how tough you were and tell you what a great mom you were — what a great mom you are — and they will love you for it. They will love you for it! I promise.

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MIND &BODY

BY KIERA ASHFORD

The Dangerous Game of

SPORTS SPECIALIZATION

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ong gone are the days of kids throwing balls in the backyard just for fun. There’s now a desire — from plenty of parents — to push kids to do better at a faster pace in one specific sport. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “Sports specialization is when an athlete focuses on only one sport, usually at the exclusion of any other and often year-round. It appears to have increased overall, along with earlier onset, because select or travel leagues start as young as age 7.”

BRING BACK FREE PLAY

When kids pick up a game of basketball at a local court or a game of baseball at an overused and longforgotten field, it’s just free play, which is disappearing from kids’ lives. Alex B. Diamond, DO, MPH, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation and

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associate professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, says kids need free play more instead of lots of organized practice pushed by parents. While normal practice is something kids need in order to get better at a certain activity, it shouldn’t be the only activity they do. Early sports specialization is becoming the norm and the AAP says, “When sports specialization occurs too early, detrimental effects may occur, both physically and psychologically.”

DON’T PUSH PERFECTION Diamond says the short-term effect sports specialization has on kids at an early age is overuse while the long-term creates burnout from the sport and losing the overall physical and psychosocial benefit of just playing a sport to begin with. “The focus early on needs to be less on a sport’s specific skill and more on strength and skills that help develop kids,” says Diamond.

The detrimental effects sports specialization can have on kids physically and psychologically are good reason for more free play.

Kids need to sample all kinds of sports to use different muscles and learn different movement patterns. Research shows you don’t need to specialize in a specific sport to become an elite athlete in it, says Diamond. However, he adds specialization can be brought in between the ages of 14 - 16 if your child shows a clear interest in the sport. Until then, limit the amount of his training. Young athletes should only endure about eight months per year of organized sports. Diamond says to allow no more than a child’s age in hours of training per week. For example, an 8-year-old should have no more than eight hours of training per week.

EMPHASIZE FUN Ask your child if today’s practice was fun. If he says, “Yes!” then you’re good. If you get the opposite reaction, then it’s time to step back. “The big thing we look at is the

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role of the parents and the expectations of the kids,” says Diamond. “The external pressure is super difficult and kids sense responsibility and don’t want to let their parents down,” he adds. This added pressure from parents can adversely affect a child’s mental health, which Diamond says is at the forefront of what doctors are trying to address right now. Parents may unknowingly add stress, depression and other issues to their child’s overall health when they push too hard in the sporting arena. The key takeaway is to just have fun and allow your child to experience a variety of sports. When he’s old enough to specialize — and he wants to — then by all means, have at it. Until then, get back in the yard and toss the ball with one another or call up some friends for a quick game of any sport — and change it up often! Kiera Ashford is associate editor of this publication and a mom of three.


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>> The ONLY solution to busy weekday mornings is to get up early and grab the tiger by the tail.

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rive, drive and drive some more! Kids’ school and after-school activities mean you’re going to be behind the wheel of you car — a lot. A recent survey from carpooling service HopSkipDrive shows 51 percent of moms spend more than five hours a week shuttling kids around, and some clock a whole lot more. It’s stressful, but it’s life. As always, we’ve got solutions!

SET UP A CARPOOL

Aim to find other moms in your neighborhood. If you have to drive five miles out of your way every fourth day for one of the kids, it may not be worth it.

SET UP A PHONE TREE

Especially if you have more than one child, establish how you will notify other moms if one of your kids is out or you have a schedule change.

MAKE CARPOOLS A NO-ERRAND ZONE

Insist that all moms in the carpool don’t run errands with all of the kids in-tow.

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Consider signing for your carpool. In an accident, time is of the essence, so make sure your kids receive immediate aid if need be.

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ALWAYS SEND A NOTE

If for any reason your daily plan changes and you need your child to ride a bus or go home with someone else — always be ready with a note!

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Shopping & More to make life easier

Here we go. School’s starting this month and chances are the pressure feels real. Kids grow fast during the summer, so they need a few things as the year gets into gear. Here’s a checklist of everything you could possibly need for your kids.

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q Two to four sweaters/ sweatshirts/hoodies

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q Tape morning checklist to bathroom mirrors.

q Have kids take a picture

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q Create a folder for each

q Ten pairs of socks

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q Ten underwear

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q One pair of dress shoes

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q Several skirts/dresses

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q Prep for colder weather:

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check all kid coats, hats, gloves, etc., for sizing

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dressy pants

q Place alarm clock in

q On Sunday, choose five

q Two pairs of jeans

flops/sandals/slip-ons

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q Keep an extra pencil

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q Make all homework

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TOMATO ART FEST BLOODY MARY GARDEN PARTY Saturday, Aug. 10 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pavilion East tomatoartfest.com

Taste up to 15 different Bloody Mary recipes, complete with a garnish bar, small bites and entertainment. $40.

WINERY EXCURSION TRAIN Saturday, Aug. 10 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tennessee Central Railway tcry.org

Ride the rails to Baxter’s DelMonaco Winery with wine tasting on the outbound trip and winery activities during the layover. $80 - $160.

SONGWRITERS UNDER THE STARS Aug. 23 - 24 7:30 - 10 p.m. Cheekwood cheekwood.org

The Music City Symphony backs songwriters Tom Douglas, Josh Osborne and Chris Destefano as they perform hits written for artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and others. $45 members, $55 non-members.

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Celebrate “man’s best friend” during National Dog Day on Monday, Aug. 26.

THURSDAY, AUG. 1 Girlfriends Day

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

Water Balloon Day

SATURDAY, AUG. 3 Watermelon Day

SUNDAY, AUG. 4 Friendship Day

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

Root Beer Float Day

FRIDAY, AUG. 9 Book Lovers Day

MONDAY, AUG. 12 Vinyl Record Day

TUESDAY, AUG. 13 Left-Handers Day

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 Creamsicle Day

SATURDAY, AUG. 17

Black Cat Appreciation Day

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Ice Cream Pie Day

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 Tooth Fairy Day

SUNDAY, AUG. 25 Banana Split Day

MONDAY, AUG. 26 Dog Day

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28 Power Rangers Day

FRIDAY, AUG.30

Toasted Marshmallow Day

SATURDAY, AUG. 31 Trail Mix Day

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Little ones can enjoy fun and games during the School of Nashville Ballet’s open house on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Nashville Ballet Bounty Three Great Opportunities for Kids this Month

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ashville Ballet has a lot happening for kids in August, so mark your calendars for the following opportunities. SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE BALLET ACADEMY & YOUNG MEN’S SCHOLARSHIP OPEN AUDITIONS Saturday, Aug. 3 Ages: 8 & older Registration: 9:30 - 10 a.m. Ballet Technique Class: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Register: bit.ly/2YGCL0X Kids can try out for both programs that include instruction from faculty members who nurture each student’s technical execution, artistic expression and maturity within a curriculum designed to produce dancers with both expression and clear classical lines. The Young Men’s program also addresses the unique challenges boys face in dance and outside the studio.

SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE BALLET CHILDREN’S DIVISION OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Aug. 10 Ages: 2 - 7 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet the instructors, tour the facility, learn about dance offerings and more. Refreshments are provided, and kids can enjoy fun activities. NASHVILLE’S NUTCRACKER YOUTH CAST AUDITIONS Sundays, Aug. 18 & 25 and Sept. 8 Ages: 8 - 11 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $10 audition fee Kids from the community can try out for roles in Nashville Ballet’s holiday tradition. No dance experience necessary. Bring a 4 x 6 full body photo. Find complete audition details at nashvilleballet.com/youthcast.

All activities take place at Nashville Ballet Studios located at 3630 Redmon St., Nashville. For more info, call 615-297-2966 or visit nashvilleballet.com.

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entorship is a great asset for youth who yearn to gain as much knowledge as possible, and for girls in particular, there’s a Nashville nonprofit solely dedicated to their aspirations. Founded by artists Georgia English and Jen Starsinic, Girls Write Nashville is a songwriting and production community for girls ages 7 - 17. It seeks to empower expression through mentorship, songwriting and music production. Girls Write Nashville aims to eliminate barriers for young girls, primarily those in underserved communities where music education and opportunities are a chal-

lenge. Girls Write Nashville’s All-City Program pairs girls in Davidson County with professional female musician mentors. The pairs work closely during the course of five months, and they attend a monthly Writer’s Guild. At each Guild session, the girls share their work in front of peers and professionals. It’s a tremendous opportunity to hone their craft and to gain amazing lifelong skills. The season ends with the kids getting to record their finished work in some of Nashville’s professional studios. “In Nashville, with this huge boom going on and all the musicians moving to the city in this new wave, it became clear to us as

educators and musicians that the community’s children should be benefiting from this boom,” says English. The All-City Program is a full-scholarship opportunity with no costs to participants. Young writers must audition in October. Priority enrollment is given to young writers attending Title I MNPS schools. Girls Write Nashville also has a satellite after-school club at McMurray Middle Prep. The club provides weekly guitar and songwriting instruction with accompanying social-emotional learning activities. For more info, visit girlswritenashville. com.

... QUICK BITS ... Explore the history of food in The Volunteer State with a new exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum. LET’S EAT! ORIGINS AND EVOLUTIONS OF TENNESSEE FOOD opens Friday, Aug. 9. The exhibit is set up in eight sections tracing the state’s food history from its Southeastern Indian origins to contemporary food festival celebra-

tions. The exhibit runs through Feb. 2, 2020. The museum is located at 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Hours are Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call 615-741-2692 or visit tnmuseum.org ... Every Friday this month is KROGER SAFARI FRIDAY at Nashville Zoo.

Show your Kroger Card at the ticket booth and get buy-one-get-one-free admission. Call 615833-1534 or visit nashvillezoo.org ... There are three special admission promotions happening this month at NASHVILLE SHORES. Homeschool Weekends take place every Saturday and Sunday. Homeschool families get into the park

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for $19.99 (all family members must be present in the same transaction). Friday Fun Nights take place Aug. 9, 16, 23 & 30. The park is open from 5 - 9 p.m. these nights with limited attractions open. Admission is $11.99. The LP Pencil Box Drive takes place Aug. 2 - 4. Bring $5 worth of gently used books or new school

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FALL CONSIGNMENT SALES! DAVIDSON COUNTY HUM SCHOOL SALE takes place Sept. 5 - 7 at Hermitage United Methodist Church (205 Belinda Drive, Hermitage). Hours vary by day. Visit myconsignmentsale.com/ humschool. JACK AND JILL KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE takes place at Old Burns Gym in Burns on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sept. 16 - 18 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sept. 19 - 20 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21 (half-price sale). Visit jackandjillconsignmentsale.com. JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS takes place at The Fairgrounds (500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville) Thursday, Oct. 17 (first-time parents/ grandparents sale day); Friday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. ($2 admission, kids are free); Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ($2 admission, kids are free); free admission Sunday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (half-price sale) and 5 - 8 p.m. (75 percent off). Free parking Thu/ Fri, Fairgrounds may charge $5 for parking Sat/Sun. Visit nashvillemusiccity.jbfsale.com. LOLLITOTS CONSIGNMENT takes place at 530 Donelson Pike in Nashville from Sept. 21 - 28 (hours TBD). Visit lollitotsconsignment.com. OAK HILL CONSIGNMENT SALE takes place at The Oak Hill School Enrichment Center (4815 Franklin Road, Nashville). Hours are Thursday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m.

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY CONSIGN & CO takes place at the Mid-TN Expo (1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro) Tuesday, Nov. 12 (new-parent sale); Nov. 13 - 14 from 9 a.m. 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (half-price sale). Visit consignandco. com. ENCORES CONSIGNMENT MURFREESBORO takes place Aug. 14 - 25 at the Mid-TN Expo (1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro). New moms shop Friday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. (must register); public sale dates are Aug. 17 - 22; public half-price shop is Aug. 20 - 22; Dollar Dash is Saturday, Aug. 24. Hours vary. Visit encoresconsignmentmurfreesboro.com. PRECIOUS ANGELS CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE takes place at Mid-TN Expo (1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro) Sept. 18 - 20 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. (half-price sale day). Visit paccs.net.

SUMNER COUNTY FLOODS OF DUDS takes place at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church (217 E. Main St., Hendersonville) Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (half-price sale day). Visit floodsofduds.com.

HOOKED ON CONSIGNMENT SALE takes place at 3216 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville Sept. 14 - 20. Hours are Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 6 p.m., Mon 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tue 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Wed 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thu 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (25 percent off), Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (half-price). Visit hookedonconsignment.com. WIGGLES & GIGGLES KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE takes place at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (1729 Stop 30 Road, Hendersonville) Sept. 25 - 27. Hours are Wed 7 - 8:30 p.m. (early bird, $5 admission), Thu 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (half-price select items this day). Visit wigglesgiggles. org.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY BRENTHAVEN CONSIGNMENT SALE takes place at Brenthaven Church (516 Franklin Road, Brentwood) Thursday, Aug. 15 from 12 - 6 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (half-price day). Visit brenthavenconsignment. wordpress.com. BUMC KIDSALE takes place at Brentwood United Methodist Church (309 Franklin Road, Brentwood) Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8 - 11 a.m. (half-price sale). Visit bumckidsale.net.

ENCORES CONSIGNMENT SOUTH takes place Friday, Aug. 30 (new moms sale); public dates Aug. 31 - Sept. 7. Hours and location TBD. Follow them on Facebook for up-todate information. Visit encoresconsignmentsouth.com. LITTLE SPROUTS SALE takes place at Embassy Suites (820 Crescent Centre Drive) Friday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (when many items are half price). Visit littlesproutssale.com. OTTER CREEK SALE takes place at Otter Creek Church (409 Franklin Road, Brentwood) Aug. 23 - 24. Hours TBA. Visit ottercreeksale.com. RERUNS ARE FUN takes place at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Road) Friday, Aug. 16 from 7 - 9 p.m. (admission is $5 per adult, 17 and younger free with paid adult); Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; half-price sales Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2 - 8 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Visit rerunsarefunsale.com. SOUTHPOINTE CONSIGNMENT SALE takes place at Southpointe Community Church (7227 Haley Industrial Drive, Nolensville) on Friday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 3 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (half price sale). Visit myconsignmentsale.com/index. php?SaleName=spkidspdo.

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By Susan Day

EXPECTING IT’S NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING MONTH

Keeping it Real with

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MY OB “Just nurse him and your milk will come in. If you give him bottles, he won’t bother to nurse.” MY PEDIATRICIAN “Forget about nursing. Give him formula, or he will be hungry and crying every two hours. He’ll lose weight, and you’ll both be miserable.”

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ME “Huh?”

f you’re a first-time breastfeeder, you’re already confused. Look, I’m just keeping it real. Breastfeeding at first is a maze of hot and cold compresses, trial and error, tears and exhaustion, wet diapers and ... horrors! The problem with being a first-time breastfeeder is the quasi-support you receive from everyone who has seen it all before. While not blasé to your struggles, breastfeeding vets often don’t see you as much as an individual as they do just another ... well, breastfeeder. Reaching for help when your infant doesn’t latch properly, someone may stare down at your boob while telling you you’re doing “it” wrong. At home, exhausted, you may call your lactation support person who suggested ice packs but who’s now telling you to take a hot shower and relax. You are desperate NOT to give your baby a bottle of formula because your milk is not yet “established,” but then your mom-in-law does it anyway behind your back because she’s worried about the baby. WHAT? Going in to breastfeeding, there’s only ONE thing that is certain amid all of the unknowns: you WILL be confused. No matter how much you prepare yourself, think you know what to expect or read about breastfeeding, once you have your infant in your arms, your heart and emotions take over and it’s difficult to “relax.” Meanwhile, there are some tried-and-true examples that can help in your efforts to get started on “breast is best,” says Sherry A. Ross, M.D., author of She-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women’s Intimate Health. Period. (Savio; 2018). In addition, Leigh Anne O’Connor, a lactation consultant and La Leche League leader says to begin by closing your ears to the assorted advice coming your way about how “best” to feed your baby. You are the one who knows best.

Here are our top five tips for getting started with breastfeeding:

2. GET SKIN-TO-SKIN. Get used to having your infant on your chest. Discover which shirts and tops work best for you by practicing at home. Some women just prefer a soft T-shirt they can easily pull up. Going out with the baby will require more creativity with your modesty, although plenty of women today have mastered the art of “inyour-face” nursing and the heck with everone else.

3. UNDERSTAND A GOOD LATCH. A “good” latch makes breastfeeding comfortable and is basically when your baby’s gums and jaw work together to provide a “clamp” on the areola part of your breast — not the nipple! If breastfeeding hurts, Baby’s latch is “off” and it’s time to reposition him. With a good latch, your infant can suck away and stimulate your glands to produce.

4. NURSE AS MUCH AS BABY WANTS. Before your milk “comes in,” the baby will get the colostrum only. That means that for the first several days after Baby’s birth, your milk ducts will not be filling with milk. But feed Baby every hour to stimulate the milk production. After about three or four days of this your milk WILL come in. This is when you start feeding your infant as much as he likes and in between, pumping to store up more for night time feedings, etc.

5. KEEP BABY AWAKE TO NURSE. Know that you may have a sleepy baby or you may have a wakeful one. No matter what, your baby will drift off to sleep in the middle of a breastfeeding session, so be patient. Massage him to keep him awake, if you like, but be oh-so-gentle. There’s no rush, ever! Susan Day is the editor of this magazine and a mom of four.

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MARIJUANA USE IN PREGNANCY? As More Pregnant Women Do It, Science Says Wait

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arijuana. Pot. Weed. Morning sickness. Do they go together or not? For years, researchers have said smoking marijuana is bad for a growing fetus. In fact, for 30-plus years, researchers have known that THC — the active ingredient in cannabis — crosses the placenta to reach the fetus. THC is the chemical in marijuana responsible for a person’s psychological shift. Is it really OK for a developing fetus? And why, with all that we already know, is marijuana use on the rise for pregnant women? For one thing, pot is legal in 32 states and Tennessee is eyeing it. For another thing, some women say it helps with nausea. And, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says there are actually no approved indications or recommendations regarding prenatal marijuana use, so plenty of women are ambivalent about it. But there IS evidence of an association between prenatal marijuana use and lower offspring birth weight, says KaiserPermanente researcher Kelly Young-Wolff. “Although the health effects of prenatal cannabis use are complex and not well understood, no amount of cannabis has been shown to be safe during pregnancy,” she says. Clearly, the message is that until more research is done to know what happens to a fetus when it receives THC from its mother, women should abstain. We’ve known for years that smoking cigarettes in pregnancy yields low birthweight infants; why would marijuana smoke be different? “Don’t smoke during pregnancy no matter what you’re smoking,” says Marie Clare McCormick, chair of the National Academy of Sciences who has researched the matter. Better safe than sorry.

Should Babies “Cry It Out” or is “Night Parenting” Better?

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hen it comes to getting babies to sleep, parents have to find their own way. Some believe it’s OK to let a baby “cry it out,” while others are deeply opposed to the idea. But what exactly is “crying it out?” In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics looked at different types of sleep training in a study aptly called “Crying it Out.” Researched parents “graduated” in the amount of time they let their baby cry before he fell asleep. The goal was to teach a baby to selfsoothe, allowing the baby to cry for 10 minutes the first night, and less the next. Researchers measured baby stress levels before, after and a year later to make certain babies didn’t display negative effects long-term; they determined cry-

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ing it out to be a safe sleep method. Researchers agree, however, that the cry-it-out method is not meant for leaving an infant to cry for hours alone in a room. Before allowing an infant to cry it out, make sure he is fed, cuddled, diapered properly and comfortable.

NIGHT PARENTING Many parents feel that leaving a baby to cry it out is wrong. Crying it out is in direct opposition to Attachment Parenting International’s belief that crying is a baby’s language and that parents should always respond to it. In a sleepless night, Attachment Parenting refers to crying babies at night as “night parenting.” Learn more about baby sleep methods besides crying it out at attachmentparenting.com.

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CUBBY COVE

mycubbycove.com | $119.99 Made with 3D mesh technology, this superbreathable lounger is sturdy and lightweight — perfect for babies to nap, play and relax in. The large sizes gives it a longer usage time — even for babies up to 18 months old. It’s a portable nest for cosleeping, too. It also comes with a clip-on shade. Available in blue, pink or white.

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ULTRA-COMPACT TRAVEL BASSINET

deltachildren.com | $79.99 Newborns up to 5 months old (up to 15 pounds) can sleep comfortably wherever your travels take you with this portable bassinet. Indoor or outdoor, this nap space features breathable mesh all around for easy airflow and gives you a better view of Baby while he sleeps. The attached electronic pod provides soft music, gentle vibrations and a dim light to help soothe Baby to sleep.


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MUSIC MAN! Nashville Symphony Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez is breathing new, exuberant life into classical programming for kids and families — go see!

What do Belle, Harry Potter and Darth Vader have in common?

Lopez-Yañez, photographed at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center by Barb Jones.

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Yes, they’re all characters in major motion pictures, but the answer is actually Enrico Lopez-Yañez. In two short years, the energetic Assistant Conductor and newly named Pops Conductor — who also puts together the popular Family Series — for the Nashville Symphony has managed to breathe new life into the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, curating, leading and designing programs aimed at bringing in kids and younger audiences. And it’s working. “From day one, I’ve wanted to explore new possibilities,” Lopez-Yañez says. “How to make music more accessible and interesting and show that there’s a lot of excitement and great benefits to be had with an orchestra. We’re trying new things; we’re not just doing the old dead guys’ music,” he adds. The old dead guys music? “Yes! Beethoven didn’t become Beethoven because nobody ever heard his music!” he chuckles pleasantly. “It’s time to hear from the living composers!” And in his brief two years with Nashville Symphony, audiences have definitely noticed a shift in the programming. Movies accompanied by the symphony, hipper performances and family offerings including dress-up. On a Saturday just last month, young girls and boys dressed like Belle and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast and enjoyed a character meet-and-greet with Belle prior to the screening of the movie with the score performed by the symphony. Lopez-Yañez has a lot to do with the perception change at the Schermerhorn. It’s gotten hipper to go


and it’s on-par with the music industry in one of the hottest cities in the nation. He attributes this forward trajectory to Nashville being an “It” city and to the openness of the Symphony organization itself. “It’s very impressive,” Lopez-Yañez says. “And that has a lot to do with our CEO (Alan D. Valentine) and our Music Director (Giancarlo Guerrero); the dedication to — I think — really pushing new American living composer’s works. It’s inspiring people to come out,” he adds.

IT COMES FROM WHAT YOU KNOW

Passion is at the root of what makes LopezYañez tick. Growing up, his playroom from age 0 - 3 was an opera house and he loved it. His father was a tenor, his mother a pianist. They met and fell in love when she was assigned to accompany him. The first three years of LopezYañez’ life were spent traveling with his parents from opera house to opera house (after being born in Virginia, where his dad was performing at the time). “I didn’t grow up watching television,” Lopez-Yañez says. “I grew up watching grandscale opera productions. Some of my earliest memories were of being able to play with props and swords and dress up like a duke (like my Dad) and walking around on the stage and seeing these amazing sets and this gigantic orchestra and the pit,” he adds. After several years on tour with his parents, the family settled in San Diego, California, so Enrico and his sister could start school. He performed with his mom and sister in a children’s music trio called “Me and the Kids.” He still writes and arranges music for his mom and sister’s current award-winning children’s recording duo called “Ruth and Amelia.” But as is typical, a middle school kid wants to do his own thing. While his mother taught him piano, he was fascinated by the trumpet and the drums because they were “loud, exciting and rebellious,” he says. By sixth grade, he successfully convinced his Dad to buy him a drum set. “I started a rock band in middle school and we played a lot of covers then started writing our own music. I was the one most dedicated to the project in general; I pushed the group to rehearse more. They (the other band members) pursued it as a hobby, but I was like, we can do this!” Music was his destiny.

IT WAS ALWAYS PERFORMING

Lopez-Yañez wanted to be onstage — somehow. It started from an early age. “I just really enjoyed entertaining people,” he says. “I fed off the energy of audiences; I loved the reaction of live performance — that was really exciting. I grew up seeing my Dad do it every day, so I was like, WOW, I want to

do that. I want to make the audience members laugh or cry or just bring out all of the emotions that he was able to evoke from people. There was something very magical about that,” he adds. He studied trumpet through high school and played with the Youth Symphony in San Diego. His first conducting stint came about in his high school senior year. “I conducted a performance of the Theme from Spider-Man,” he says. “It was an incredibly eye-opening experience to realize how much more was involved in the craft of conducting than one can understand through mere observation. It was both humbling ... and addicting,” he says. Conducting requires an enormous amount of concentration and focus also — was he gifted with those attributes? “I get distracted and procrastinate just like everyone else,” Lopez-Yañez says. “But when you work on something you have a passion for you find joy and excitement in the work and it stops feeling like work,” he adds. Lopez-Yañez received his master’s degree in trumpet prior to getting a second master’s in conducting at the University of Maryland. From there he held the position of Assistant Conductor with the Omaha Symphony while producing, composing and arranging. Currently, he is up for the Music Director position with the Savannah Philharmonic — it’s not uncommon for conductors to hold multiple posts, Lopez-Yañez says — (Giancarlo Guerrero is also Music Director for the Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland and the Principal Guest Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon). Should Lopez-Yañez score the role in Savannah, he will still be able to continue as Principal Pops conductor for the Nashville Symphony. And that’s a good thing because Nashville audiences are having fun with him. On any given performance, you don’t know what you’re going to get. A space man? Darth Vader? A cowboy? He wants to get more kids interested in classical music from an earlier age. “One of my biggest goals is making classical music more accessible to younger audiences,” he says. “It’s one thing for me to have these ideas, but to actually be able to go forward with trying out concerts means our organization is supportive and open which is great,” he adds. So he’s going to keep at it. “We’re really on a good path,” he says. “There are still big and lofty goals that we’re aiming for. We want audiences to hear the music of living people ... and the same thing with our family series. And I hope kids will always come in their costumes — dressing up makes it all the more fun!” Susan Day is the editor of this magazine and mom to four music-loving kids.

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Upcoming Performances at the Symphony Great for Kids OCT. 3 - 5 TRISHA YEARWOOD POPS SERIES

The country superstar makes her first appearance with the Nashville Symphony. Tickets are $75 - $130

OCT. 5 HALLOWEEN AT HOGWARTS FAMILY SERIES

Wizards, witches and muggles are invited to come in costume! Tickets are $18 - $35

DEC. 5 - 7 MUSIC CITY CHRISTMAS POPS SERIES

Holiday classics, Broadway dancers, Santa and special guests. Tickets are $35 - $140

DEC. 7 HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR & SING-ALONG FAMILY SERIES

Don your Santa hats for this musical holiday celebration. Tickets are $18 - $35

UPCOMING — MOVIE SERIES — OCT. 10 & 11 COCO IN CONCERT

The Academy Award-winning animated film from Disney rolls with the symphony playing the score by Michael Giacchino. Tickets are $40 - $90

DEC. 12 HOME ALONE IN CONCERT

The family favorite holiday film with the symphony. Tickets are $40 - $90

FEB. 6 - 7 STAR WARS IN CONCERT

Return of the Jedi with the symphony. Tickets are $40 - $90 Find the Nashville Symphony’s concert calendar at nashvillesymphony.org.

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August BEST OF THE MONTH

THINGS TO DO WILSON COUNTY FAIR

Aug. 16 - 24 James E. Ward Ag Center, Lebanon Page 56 Cuddle on baby goats and other friendly farm animals during Middle Tennessee’s biggest county fair.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR

Aug. 2 - 11 Ag Expo Park, Franklin Page 39 Ten days of family fun will have your kids squealing with delight. There are five new additions this year plus lots of returning favorites.

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DAILY ACTIVITIES

August events in day-by-day order.

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HOT HAPPENIN’

Ten days of family fun at the Williamson County Fair.

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

TOMATO ART FEST

Saturday, Aug. 10 Five Points, East Nashville Page 51 Don festive attire to participate in the Tomato Fairy/Tomato Elf contest during East Nashville’s biggest annual festival.

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

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SAYING IT

A NEW column with musings on the local arts scene. Psst ... don’t get duped!

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HOT HAPPENIN’

A whoppin’ 52 thrill rides at this year’s Wilson County Fair.


FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL

Aug. 9 - Sept. 1 NCG Cinema, Gallatin Page 64 See Hotel Transylvania 3 and other familyfriendly flicks Fri - Sun without dropping a dime.

BORO BALLOON FEST

Aug. 2 - 4 The Grove at Williamson Place, Murfreesboro Page 38 Enjoy an adventure flight or a tethered balloon ride at this first-ever event in the ‘Boro.

THE WIGGLES: PARTY TIME TOUR

Sunday, Aug. 18 Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville Page 60 The popular preschool band is back, with first-time female member, Emma.

THE BABY FAIR SUMNER Saturday, Aug. 24 Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin Page 65 Sumner Parent’s first-ever event for all-things-infant is THE place to be for new and expectant parents. Tour the birthing facility, sit in on educational workshops, browse local vendors and more.

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

Saturday, Aug. 17 Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville Page 59 Corn-on-the-cob eating, corn shucking and sweet corn snapshot competitions are part of the fun, plus kids can zip down inflatable water slides.

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THEATER & DANCE

Take in a show on a stage near you.

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PARENT PICK!

Sumner Parent’s first-ever Baby Fair at Sumner Regional Medical Center.

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ON YOUR RADAR

Things to do with regular recurrence.

Mark your calendars for next month’s select outings.

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NEXT MONTH’S HOT TICKET Disney On Ice is here Sept. 12 - 15.

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

FIND ONGOING EVENTS STARTING ON PAGE 71.

THU 1 R FREE 41st Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

615-494-8961 walkinghorseowners.com

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

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Outlaw Style Vests

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

R FREE End-ofSummer Party

615-848-2550 murfreesborotn.gov All ages. St. Clair’s Senior Center, 325 St. Clair St., Murfreesboro. 1 - 2 p.m. An ice cream social with a magic show by Bruce Amato.

W FREE Fairview LEGO Club

615-224-6087 wcpl.ss9.sharpschool.com/ fairview_public_library All ages. Fairview Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd., Fairview. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Explore creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

N FREE Gulch Night Market

gulchnightmarket.com All ages. The Gulch, 299 11th Ave. S., Nashville. 5 - 9 p.m.

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Local artisans, food and drink vendors, a live DJ, entertainment and more.

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N Kindling

All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $16.50. This live concert PBS television taping features song collaborations between hit songwriters and returning veterans. Songwriters include Gary Burr, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Radney Foster, James House and others.

Arts Festival

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Ages 12+. Track One, 1201 Fourth Ave S., Nashville. 7 p.m. $10 - $25 per show (packages available). This four-day festival includes several performances featuring theater, circus, dance, comedy and other performing arts disciplines.

S FREE Music on Main

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Main St. Park, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville. 6:30 8 p.m. Enjoy a night of music by the Moonshine Outlaws.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

R FREE Nature Play Day

615-217-3017 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 have fun getting dirty. Activities include mud painting, sculpting with clay and more using items found in nature.

N Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

615-889-3060 ryman.com

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

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W FREE Teen Anime Club

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 p.m. Watch anime, make crafts and enjoy snacks.

S FREE Tween Time 615-824-0656 youseemore.com/ hendersonville

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

techniques heard in Willie Nelson’s music. Avaialbe at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.

R Boro Balloon Fest 615-995-2685 eventbrite.com

All ages. The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, Murfreesboro. Fri - Sun 12 - 9 p.m. $20 per vehicle general admission. Tethered rides are $20. Adventure flights are $250. Several hot air balloons will provide adventure flights, tethered rides and evening balloon glows. In addition, this first-ever festival includes food trucks, live music, craft fair booths, hayrides, sand art, slime creation stations and more.

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

See Thursday, Aug. 1.

N Beginner Guitar

Workshop: Outlaws Style

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 - 11 a.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn and practice guitar basics, including a few chords and strumming

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Float (Register)

615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org

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

W FREE Franklin Art Scene

615-815-6015 franklinartscene.com All ages. Damico Frame & Art Gallery, 112 E. Fowlkes St., Franklin. 6 - 9 p.m. Explore dozens of art galleries in downtown Franklin.

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Years of The Wall

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $29.50 - $159.50. Enjoy a night of classic Pink Floyd tunes.

Night Live

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

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

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 8:30 p.m. free with gate ($28.99 39.99; $21.99 after 4 p.m.). Enjoy a screening of How to Train Your Dragon 3 by the wave pool.

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Summer Splash Bash

615-325-9032 portlandcofc.com

All ages. Portland City Pool, 303 Portland Blvd., Portland. 6 - 10 p.m. Enjoy a pool party followed by an outdoor screening of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Carpentry (Register)

All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $8 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. Historic interpreters demonstrate carpentry techniques from the 18th century and how the tools and techniques are still in use today.

R FREE Grizzly Goat 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 6 - 8 p.m. Enjoy a night of music with bluegrass flavor and a rock ‘n roll vibe.


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N FREE Night

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $18. Explore the acres of land, the nature trail and formal garden, then learn how plants were used in the home and conduct your own soil test to measure the richness of the land. Plus, meet feathered friends who call Middle Tennessee home.

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 7 - 9 p.m. Hike the Henry Hollow Loop trail to experience the mystery of the woods at night.

W FREE LEGO

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 1 - 2 p.m. Learn about the history of origami while learning to make 3D nature-related figures from paper.

Days (Register)

Mania (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Unleash creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

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Blues Traveler

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 5:30 p.m. $22 - $99. A night of rock music.

N FREE Mt. Juliet Movie in the Park

615-758-6522 mjparksandrec.org

All ages. Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mount Juliet. 8 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor screening of Smallfoot.

W Music Makers (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14986 Ages 3 - 5. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Fridays, Aug. 2 - 30 from 9 - 10 a.m. $87.50. This music class explores rhythm, drumming, dance, singing, reading music and playing the piano.

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Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

Hike (Register)

N FREE Origins of Origami (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 4 - 5 p.m. $15. Food, crafts and cupcake decorating.

R FREE Animal

R FREE Bicycle Tour

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All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 2 p.m. Meet an education animal during a mini lesson.

Ages 10+. Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro. 9 - 11 a.m. Join a ranger for a bike ride through the park with stops along the way to learn history of the Battle of Stone River.

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

Encounters

of the Battlefield

See Thursday, Aug. 1.

Hot HAPPENIN’

N Shawn Mendes 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $29.50 - $89.50. A night of pop music.

N Songs of

the Songwriters

615-724-1600 fontanel.com

All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek. 7:30 p.m. $20. Brice Long hosts a night of music featuring Nashville’s hit songwriters.

N The Dude Perfect

Pound It Noggin Tour

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com

All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $25 - $65. See athletes perform trick shots in a variety of sports.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

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All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville. 9:50 a.m. - 12 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice, then stick around for player autographs.

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Friendship Tea Party (Register)

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Ages 5+. American Girl Store,

Williamson County Fair Aug. 2 - 11

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en days of family fun are on tap before back-to-school season is in full swing. The Williamson County Fair has something for everyone, including rides for little kids, big kids and extreme thrill seekers. Plus fun carnival games, yummy food, live entertainment and more. New this year: the Piccolo Zoppe boutique circus, the XPOGO Stunt Team, The Spoon Man interactive comedy show, NYC Taxi Bumper Cars and The Barnyard Ride for little ones. Returning favorites include the Juras-

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sic Kingdom Dinosaur Show, Little 1’s Farming, the Children’s Barnyard, BMX Tricksters, Robocars, and 4-H & Youth Village. The fair takes place at the Ag Expo Park (4215 Long Lane, Franklin). Hours are Mon - Fri 6 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 12 - 10 p.m. Admission at the gate is $9 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger. Check the website for daily admission deals. Call 615-794-4386 or visit williamsoncountyfair.org. (turn to page 41)

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W Doll Hair Salon

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Band Dance

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to tango with live music by the South Jackson Street Band.

N Blair Children’s Chorus Auditions

615-322-7651 blair.vanderbilt.edu/bcc julie.claverie@vanderbilt.edu Grades 1 - 12. Blair School of Music, Room 1109C, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. Sat 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. Free to audition; most programs incur a $380 fee. Kids can audition for the Concert Choir (girls in grades 8 - 12); Young Men’s Chorus (boys with changing/ changed voices); Blair Choristers (girls in grades 5 & up); Nashville Boychoir (boys in grades 3 & up); and Training Choir (boys & girls in grades 1 - 5). Auditionees will sing a a familiar song like “Happy Birthday” and will be asked to sight read a simple melody.

R Boro Balloon Fest See Friday, Aug. 2.

N FREE Classroom

Spectacular (Register)

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

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cord at Historic RCA Studio B (Register)

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5 - 18. Historic RCA Studio B, 1611 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. $18 adults, $15 youth or $8 adults, free youth for those living in Davidson and immediate surrounding counties. Families can explore the history of the legendary recording studio where stars like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and others made hits between 1957 - 1977. During the interactive workshop, you can explore the science of sound and learn the basics of the recording process before tracking a song as a group.

R FREE Family

Fun Fest (Register)

Cooldown (Register)

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All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Take a break from the sun by heading into the center’s classroom for a pickin’ party, lemonade and crafts.

All ages. Living Truth Christian Center, 102 Ridley St., Smyrna. 4 - 8 p.m. Get ready for backto-school time with kids’ haircuts, games, health screenings, inflatables, music, backpack giveaways with school supplies, education booths, free hygiene products and more.

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Outlaw Style Vests

See Thursday, Aug. 1.

W DIY Back-to-School Chalkboard (Register)

615-447-8510 craftlove.com/franklin

Ages 6+. Craft Love Franklin, 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin. 12 - 2 p.m. $65. Create a personalized stencil painted chalkboard to commemorate going back to the classroom. You can bring snacks and drinks.

Songwriting Tune-Up (Register)

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

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

Music Festival

All ages. Lock 4 Park, 1598 Lock 4 Road, Gallatin. 12 11 p.m. $35 GA, $100 VIP, free ages 10 & younger; $15 parking. Two stages with music, circus and fire entertainers along with artisan vendors, food trucks, craft beer and more.

N FREE First Saturday Art Crawl

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

N Gabe’s Chemo Duck Race

615-889-4050 chemoduck.org All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Antioch. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. $20.99. Enjoy the water park at a deeply discounted rate (with $3 of it going to the Gabe’s Chemo Duck program). At 3 p.m., 2,500 rubber ducks will race around the lazy river. The winning duck’s owner will receive $1,000 (duck adoptions are $5).

N Grappling Games Pro Championship

832-526-8683 grapplinggames.org

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 12 - 10 p.m. $25 GA, $40 VIP, free ages 4 & younger. This Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission wrestling tournament showcases the talent of women, men and kids.

W FREE Guided Hike (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14903 All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 9 a.m. Learn about plants, animals and the history of the park during a guided walk.

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N FREE Big

Children ages 2 - 5 can learn the importance of bees during Little Naturalists in Gallatin on Thursday, Aug. 15.

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R NATURE PLAY DAYS The Wilderness Station Murfreesboro Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8 & 15 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 1 & older can build forts, splash in the water and have fun getting dirty with mud painting, clay sculpting and more. Free.

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Bledsoe Creek State Park, Gallatin Thursday, Aug. 15 tnstateparks.com/parks/bledsoecreek Ages 2 - 5 can hear a story and participate in activities focusing on the importance of bees. $5. Register.

N THE WIGGLES: PARTY TIME TOUR

Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville Sunday, Aug. 18 nashvillesymphony.org

This popular preschool band boasts its first-ever female Wiggle, Emma, plus a new Wiggly friend, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn. $40.

R BABY SHARK

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Outdoor Adventure Center Smyrna Tuesday, Aug. 20 townofsmyrna.org

Age 2 - 5 can learn about some of nature’s misunderstood creatures, make a craft and play a game. $2.

N LIL’ LEARNIN’ LANE

Lane Motor Museum, Nashville Friday, Aug. 23 lanemotormuseum.org

Ages 3 - 5 can learn about cars from the past, present and future. $12 adults, free ages 5 & younger. (turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. $2. Make circuits using a battery pack, conductive and insulating playdough and LED lights. Kids can try their hands at both series and parallel circuits.

N FREE The Big Latch On

nashvillebreastfeeding.org All ages. Madison Park, 510 Cumberland Ave., Madison. 9 - 11:30 a.m. The Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition hosts this community celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. Aside from the big latch, the event features family yoga, children’s entertainment and local vendors.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

615-565-4000 titansonline.com

GABE’S CHEMO DUCK RACE takes place Saturday, Aug. 3 at Nashville Shores. The event benefits Gabe’s My Heart, a nonprofit supporting children and families living with cancer. FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register) homedepot.com

Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (visit website for locations). 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a rocket pencil box. Visit the website for all area locations.

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Than Chicken

615-463-7625 climbnashville.com All ages. Climb Nashville, 3600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. $65 to enter competition, free for spectators. A bouldering competition with a spicy twist. For every piece of hot chicken (or veggie patty) you eat, your climbing score will be multiplied. Cash prizes range from $75 - $2,000. A portion of the proceeds benefits Second Harvest Food Bank.

N FREE iSpy: Dragonflies

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about dragonflies during this drop-in program.

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N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Explore the book Lion Lessons then create your own lion art.

N Kindling

Arts Festival

See Friday, Aug. 2.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

Learn owl anatomy and life history while dissecting pellets to see what local owls have been eating.

N FREE Shakespeare

N Papa Roach

All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville. 12 - 3 p.m. Participate in (or just listen to) a complete reading of The Merchant of Venice.

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $21 - $52. A night of rock music.

W FREE Perimeter Hike (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14901

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

All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 10:30 a.m. This 2.75-mile hike includes moderately strenuous hills.

N Neha Kakkar

W FREE Princess

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8:30 p.m. $45 - $250. The legendary Bollywood star performs a night of music.

W FREE Owl Pellet

Dissection (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14902

Storytime

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

Allowed

615-255-2273 nashvilleshakes.org

W Southern

Whiskey Society

madesouth.com

Ages 21+. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 6 - 9 p.m. $79 - $219. Taste dishes created by 10 of the South’s most talented chefs while sampling more than 70 different whiskeys.

Special Needs Jump gotjump.com/tennessee

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

R Squishy Circuits

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 4 p.m.

Ages 7+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy.,

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All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 6 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice during their Training Camp on their home turf.

N U.S. Air Guitar National Finals

615-321-3340 usairguitar.com

Ages 18+. Exit/In, 2208 Elliston Place, Nashville. 9 p.m. $10 - $15. Regional air guitar champions from 20 cities face off against the defending national champions Mom Jeans and Georgia Lunch in a battle for the 2019 crown.

W Williamson County Fair

See page 39.

SUN 4 N Alice Cooper & Halestorm

800-733-6779 opry.com

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 7 p.m. $59 - $200. A night of hard rock music.

R Boro Balloon Fest See Friday, Aug. 2.

N Creative Zone:

Outlaw Style Vests

See Thursday, Aug. 1.


THINGS TO DO schnitzel, sweet and sour red cabbagstrudel and spaetzle.

W FREE Tennesee

N Creative Zone:

W FREE Origami

All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $37 - $37. Scotland’s award-winning comedy star presents a night of stand-up. Contains adult themes and language.

N Kindling

615-946-0389 tennesseevintagebaseball.com

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). With inspiration from the buckles on display in the museum, aspiring designers can create their own foil belt buckles.

Ages 7 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Learn about paper-folding techniques.

N FREE Family

All ages. Ravenswood Mansion, 1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood. 12 p.m. In this old-school baseball game, it’s the Farriers vs Cumberlanders followed by the Quicksteps vs Travellers.

N Daniel Sloss: X

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Program: Make Letterpress Art

615-256-2805 hatchshowprint.com

Ages 5+. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave S., Nashville. 12, 1 & 2 p.m. Learn about letterpress printing while creating letterpress art using carved wood, linoleum and metal block images. Attendance requires a program pass, available 30 minutes prior to each session on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

R German Food

Favorites Family Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

All ages. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 3 - 6 p.m. $65 adults, $50 ages 16 & younger. Make traditional recipes like

Arts Festival

See Friday, Aug. 2.

N Nashville Sounds Baseball

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

W Teatime with Blaire Wilson (Register)

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

N Tenacious D

with Wynchester

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 8:30 p.m. $29 - $65. A night of comedy rock.

Vintage Baseball

W Williamson County Fair

See page 39.

MON 5 N Back-to-School Camp (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Grades K - 2. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $450. Work on three art projects in various mediums each day. Includes lunch and a visit to Dragon Park.

N Blair Children’s Chorus Auditions

See Saturday, Aug. 3.

Brilliant Belt Buckles

N Extended Mini Camp (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

Folders (Register)

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Orientation

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tour the theater and learn about auditions, classes and performances for the year.

Ages 3 - 6. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $45 per day or $200 for the full week. Art projects span multiple mediums including collage, watercolor, tempura paint and oil pastel.

R FREE READing

N Nashville

W Williamson

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

See page 39.

Sounds Baseball

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

Paws (Register)

615-893-4131 | rclstn.org All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Kids can sign up to read to Stevie, the reading education assistance dog.

County Fair

TUE 6 N Creative Zone:

Brilliant Belt Buckles

See Monday, Aug. 5.

W FREE Kids

Make (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 7 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Explore new tools, fine motor skills, creative problem solving and self-directed play.

N FREE Kids’ Dance Party

615-862-5854 rachelsumner.com All ages. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville. 10:15 - 11 a.m. Rachel Sumner leads the fun where kids can shake a tail feather, clap their hands and tap their toes.

BLAIR CHILDREN’S CHORUS auditions are Saturday, Aug. 3 and Monday, Aug. 5 for kids in grades 1 - 12. (turn to page 46)

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All ages. Events take place in the communities of Franklin, Hermitage, La Vergne, Murfreesboro, Nashville and Old Hickory. 5 p.m. National night Out is an annual communitybuilding campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

N FREE Observatory Open House

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Astronomers provide tours of the facility, including the telescope.

W Open Studio

with Kreative Kat (Register)

615-786-0200 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14575 Ages 8+. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. Tuesdays, Aug. 6 - 27 from 6 - 7 p.m. $40. Learn specific art techniques in different media while creating in an open studio space.

R Perform Murfreesboro Audition Prep Class (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 6 - high school seniors. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Ages 6 - 8 from 5 - 6 p.m., ages 9 - 11 from 6 - 7 p.m., ages 12 - high school seniors from 7 - 9 p.m. Free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year). This class covers the basics of audition presentation, preparation techniques, sample monologues and more.

R Perform Murfreesboro Ensemble Choir (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 9 - high school seniors. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Tuesdays, Aug. 6 - Dec. 17 from 5 - 6 p.m. $50 plus the Perform

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Murfreesboro membership fee ($25). Learn vocal music and choreography for performance.

N Slash

N Creative Zone:

Brilliant Belt Buckles

See Monday, Aug. 5.

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

N Family Program:

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $60. A night of hard rock music.

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

N FREE Storm

Spotting (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 13+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 5:30 p.m. Understand Nashville’s weather better with help from experts.

S Tot Time:

Art (Register)

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com Ages 2 - 5. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville. 10 - 11 a.m. $2. Explore creativity while making a work of art.

W Williamson County Fair

See page 39.

WED 7 N FREE ‘Mater Madness

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 1 - 3 p.m. Drop in for a tomato scavenger hunt, salsa-making station, garden bingo and more leading up to the Tomato Art Fest.

W Color Wheels

You + Me Paint Night (Register)

615-790-5719, ext. 2018 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14513

Ages 5 - 12. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill. 6 - 8 p.m. $25 per adult/child pair. You and your child can paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create one colorful work of art.

Songwriting Tune-Up (Register)

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

W Guitar

Club (Register)

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14982 Ages 7+. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Wednesdays, Aug. 7 - 28 from 5 - 6 p.m. $70. Students can learn songs on guitar ranging from classic rock to contemporary pop.

R Homeschool

Theater (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 13. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Wednesdays, Aug. 7 - Dec. 18 from 9:30 11:30 a.m. $250. This weekly class covers acting skills, basic audition skills, ensemble and solo singing, and performance skills.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 marewakefield.com

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

FUN FOR BIG KIDS

THINGS TO DO

Kids can learn the recording process at RCA Studio B on Saturday, Aug. 3.

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

N EXPLORE & RECORD AT HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B RCA Studio B, Nashville Saturday, Aug. 3 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 5 & older can learn the history of the iconic studio while making a group recording. $8 adults, free for 18 & younger living in Davidson or surrounding counties. Register.

N BACK-TO-SCHOOL CAMP Little Art House, Nashville Aug. 5 - 9 littlearthousenashville.com

Kids in grades K - 2 can work on art projects and have fun at nearby Dragon Park. $450. Register.

W OPEN STUDIO WITH KREATIVE KAT

Williamson County Recreation Complex, Nolensville Tuesdays, Aug. 6 - 27 wcparksandrec.com

Age 8+ can learn specific art techniques in different media. $40. Register.

R YOUTH MAGIC GROUP

Linebaugh Library, Murfreesboro Saturday, Aug. 10 rclstn.org

Age 8 - 12 can learn magic tricks and illusions. Free.

W PAJAMA JAM

American Girl Store, Franklin Friday, Aug. 30 americangirl.com

Ages 8+ can dress like their doll during a PJ party featuring treats, music, crafts, games and more. $15. Register.

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R See Ya

W Williamson

N Summer

615-786-0186 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14977

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

See page 39.

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

(Register)

Ages 5 - 8. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin. Wednesdays Aug. 7 - 28 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. $70. This class uses color and fun to introduce kids to the joy of playing the piano by using the Chroma-Notes system and Kodaly Rhythm syllables.

W Mixed Media Art Journaling for Teens (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14669

Ages 13 - 18. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Wednesdays, Aug. 7 - 28 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. $65. This class focuses on various techniques like gelplate monoprinting, reductive painting techniques and more. The finished project will be a celebration of stars and stripes.

N Nashville SC Soccer

Summer (Register)

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $4 ages 13 & older, $3 ages 12 & younger. Enjoy water games, crafts and other indoor and outdoor activities.

W Stop, Drop &

Decorate: Back to School (Register)

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

Ages 4+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood. 2 - 4 p.m. $35. Select fondant, buttercream and three toppings to decorate a six-inch vanilla cake.

County Fair

THU 8 N FREE ‘Mater Madness

See Wednesday, Aug. 7.

N Beast Coast

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $17 - $53. A night of hip hop music.

N Creative Zone:

Brilliant Belt Buckles

See Monday, Aug. 5.

N Heart

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7 p.m. $69 - $350. A night of rock music with guests Elle King and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

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

N Ringo

Starr & His AllStar Band

615-8893060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $105 - $300. A night of pop and rock music.

RACHEL SUMNER leads a Kids’ Dance Party at Bellevue Library on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

N FREE

It’s the Balm (Register)

615-8628539 sbnc.nashville. gov

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

N John Mayer

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $59.50 - $150. A night of pop music.

Ages 21+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. $30 members, $50 non-members. Stroll through the summer gardens and Storybook Houses while “crawling” bar to bar to enjoy four signature cocktails.

N Volunteer Gar-

dener Homegrown Dinner (Register)

bit.ly/homegrown-dinner-npt Adults. The Old School, 5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike, Nashville. 6:30 - 9 p.m. $75. Enjoy a three-course meal celebrating the tomato while Volunteer Gardener hosts are on hand for conversation throughout the evening. Proceeds benefit Nashville Public Television.

W Williamson County Fair

See page 39.

FRI 9 N FREE ‘Mater Madness

See Wednesday, Aug. 7.

N Ben Folds and Violent Femmes

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $18 - $75. A night of alternative rock.

R FREE Boro

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W FREE Games Club (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Play classic and new board games.

N Introduction to GarageBand

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. $15.95 - $25.95. Learn the basics of GarageBand music production software, including how to create a drum loop, add guitar and keyboard sounds, and record voices.

W FREE Mammal Tracks & Scat (Register)

wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14904 All ages. Timberland Park, Mile Marker 437.2 on Natchez Trace Pkwy., Franklin. 4 p.m. Learn about local animals by their tracks and poop.

N FREE Nature Center at Night

All ages. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 6 - 9 p.m. View art in more than 15 local galleries.

N Creative Zone:

N FREE Night

Boot Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages

His All-Star Band

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 6 p.m. $107 - $303. A night of R&B with Keith Sweat, Monica, Tank and Raheem DeVaughn.

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

See Thursday, Aug. 1.

See Wednesday, Aug. 1.

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Art Crawl

615-904-2787 boroarts.org

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

N Ringo Starr &

N Funk Fest

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

R FREE Nature Play Day

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Cocktail Crawl

18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Create a boot pattern to reflect your personalty.

Hike (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

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


THINGS TO DO opportunities to meet the football and soccer teams. Free parking in the 25th Street garage.

N Funk Fest funkfesttour.com

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 5 p.m. $107 - $303. A night of hip hop with Jeezy, Rick Ross, 8 Ball & MJG, Mystical, Trina and Youngbloodz.

N Gnu Tales

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

W Guided Hike Day (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

JOHN MAYER plays Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, Aug. 8.

N Operation Stand

Down Tennessee Ninth Annual Heroes Breakfast

615-248-1981 osdtn.org/nhb

All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 8:30 a.m. $100. This breakfast honoring veterans and their families’ service features a keynote address by Rob Salome.

R Quilts in the Boro quiltingbees.org quiltingbees@gmail.com

All ages. Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. 4 p.m. $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Vintage quilt exhibits along with hands-on workshops, shopping for handmade items, door prizes and more.

N FREE Tennessee

State Museum Exhibit Opening

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food traces the state’s food from its Southeastern Indian origins to contemporary food festival celebrations. It runs through Feb. 2, 2020.

N FREE Tomato Art Fest Concert

tomatoartfest.com All ages. Five Points, 1106 Woodland St., Nashville. 6 11 p.m. Before the big event on Saturday, you can enjoy a night of live music by Okey Dokey, Banditos and KK.

N Telescope Night

W WellieWishers

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

See Friday, Aug. 2.

(Register)

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

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

W Williamson County Fair

See page 39.

SAT 10 N FREE ‘Mater Madness

See Wednesday, Aug. 7.

W Agape Animal Ball agapeanimalball.org

Ages 21+. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 6 - 11 p.m. $110 GA, $150 VIP. This under-the-seathemed masquerade supports Agape’s rescue canines. Enjoy a full-course dinner with an open bar, live music by the 12 South Band, dancing, auctions and more.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Aug. 3.

R FREE Arts in the Parks Concert

615-893-9501 nps.gov/stri

All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro. 1 - 1:45 p.m. The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet performs and afternoon of music from the past and present.

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R Beautiful Brunch

Family Cooking Class

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

All ages. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $65 adults, $50 ages 6 - 16. Learn to make tropical fruit salad, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, hollandaise sauce, breakfast potatoes and more.

N FREE Big Band Dance

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

N Creative Zone:

Boot Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

See Friday, Aug. 9.

N FREE Dore Jam 615-343-2760 vucommodores.com

All ages. Vanderbilt Recreation Center, 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville. 3 - 5 p.m. Join the Vanderbilt Commodores for music, giveaways, inflatables and

All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. $8. Embark on a guided hike with three types from which to choose: Family (for those with young children), Moderate and Challenging.

R FREE Hallowed

Ground Lantern Tour (Register)

615-893-9501 nps.gov/stri

All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro. 7:15 8:30 p.m. Join a park ranger for tour through the Stones River National Cemetery hearing the human stories housed within from the perspectives of soldiers and civilians.

W Harvest Party 615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com

All ages. Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. free admission ($30 preferred seats for the concert are available). A day of food, wine tasting and a concert by Kix Brooks. Proceeds from wine, food and preferred concert seating sales benefit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

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THINGS TO DO $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12, $9 planetarium show ($5 each additional show). Explore more than 175 hands-on exhibitions before, during and after the lineup or live shows, documentary-style full-dome features and laser shows.

FREE Smokin’ in McMinnville Barbecue Festival 931-473-1212 mcminnvilletn.gov

All ages. McMinnville Civic Center, 500 Garfield St., McMinnville. Sat 4 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. Live entertainment, various sports competitions, a children’s play zone, vendors and barbecue.

1964 THE TRIBUTE brings back the sounds and styles of The Beatles while performing an authentic 1960s concert at the Schermerhorn on Sunday, Aug 11.

W FREE iSpy:

Bees and Wasps

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about stinging insects during this drop-in program.

W JC Penney Kids Zone (Register)

615-771-7743 coolspringsgalleria.com All ages. CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. free with coupon. Make a Nerf target board and test out new Nerf items.

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. See a puppet presentation of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, then make your own cave shadows art.

R FREE Living History: Chicago Board of Trade & The Pioneer Brigade

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All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. A day of living history programs that tell the ulti-

mate underdog story of two units and their courageous defense of the Old Nashville Turnpike.

R Murph’s Fun Run 615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. 9 a.m. Admission fee is a new school supply donation. Run, walk or hop one mile around the island. Every finisher receives a medal.

N Nashville Knights Arena Football

615-862-6390 lflus.com/nashvilleknights All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $25 - $80. Versus Austin Acoustic.

N Nashville SC Soccer

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

N Perk Up

Your Pictures

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. free with gate

($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn tips and tricks to make your photos look their best before exploring the galleries to take your own photographs. Go home with a custom frame.

N FREE Pioneer

Games (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 6 - 12. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Learn about the toys and games of pioneer children.

R Quilts in the Boro See Friday, Aug. 9.

N FREE School of Nashville Ballet Open House

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com/childrensdivision Ages 2 - 7. School of Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet the instructors, tour the facility and learn about dance offerings for ages 2 - 7.

N Second Saturday 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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R Smyrna Strokes

Kids’ Night (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 8 p.m. $10. Create a painting on a ceramic cup.

N Speedway Racing 615-254-1986 fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 5:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12. Enjoy the thrill of auto racing.

N FREE Summer Hike (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 9 - 11 a.m. Explore the woods and creekside with a naturalist to discover the plants and beauty of summer.

S FREE Sumner Fest 615-824-2818 sumnerfest.com

All ages. Sander’s Ferry Park, 513 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville. 4 - 9 p.m. Celebrate Hendersonville’s 50th anniversary with live music, tethered hot air balloon rides, merchant vendors, a hot air balloon glow and a Kid Zone with knockerball, face painting, inflatables, mobile escape games and more.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

titansonline.com

All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville. 1:50 - 3:45 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice, then stick around for player autographs.

N FREE Tomato Art Fest

tomatoartfest.com All ages. Five Points, 1106 Woodland St., Nashville. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. This annual art and music festival features art, food and contests dedicated to all-things tomato. There’s a kids’ art show, parade, live music, a 5K and more.

N Tomato Art Fest

Celebration with Little Art House

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com

All ages. The Getlong, 700A Fatherland St., Nashville. 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Art activities include bubble art, a tomato fan and tomato head hat.

R Victorian Catsup: Recipes of the Past with Daniel Dark

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $15 adults, $10 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. Author/Living Historian Daniel Dark demonstrations the process and talks about the history of Victorian catsups.

W Williamson County Fair

See page 39.

N Winery

Excursion Train

615-244-9001 tcry.org

Ages 21+. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville. 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. $80 - $160. Ride the rails to the DelMonaco Winery outside Baxter, Tennessee, including a wine tasting on the train and winery activities during the layover.

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THINGS TO DO R FREE Youth

R Kayak

615-893-4131 | rclstn.org

townofsmyrna.org

Ages 8 - 12. Linebaugh Library, 105 West Vine St., Murfreesboro. 9:30 a.m. The Middle Tennessee Magic Club leads this group where kids can learn magic tricks and illusions.

Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Bring sunscreen and water for a morning float (boats, paddles and life jackets provided).

Magic Group

SUN 11 N 1964 The Tribute

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $30 - $50. Relive your favorite Beatles hits during this unique concert experience that re-creates an early ‘60s performance by the Fab Four, complete with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter.

S FREE Back-to-School Luau

615-991-6811 mathnasium.com/hendersonville/events All ages. Mathnasium of Hendersonville, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville. 5 - 7 p.m. Celebrate the start of the new school year with food, games and activities with a Hawaiian theme.

N Creative Zone: Boot

Float (Register)

FREE Smokin’ in McMinnville Barbecue Festival See Saturday, Aug. 10.

R Speed &

Agility Training

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 17. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. $3. This class focuses on movement training, linear and lateral speed, agility and foot speed.

W Teatime

with Blaire Wilson (Register)

See Sunday, Aug. 4.

R FREE Tennessee Vintage Baseball

615-893-0022 tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. 12 p.m. In this double-header, it’s the Cumberlanders vs Scouts followed by the Distillers vs Quicksteps.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

titansonline.com

N Herbie Hancock

All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville. 10:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice, then stick around for player autographs.

See Friday, Aug. 9.

615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $34.50 - $129.50. A night of jazz music.

R Jr. Bakers: Cupcake

W Williamson County Fair

See page 39.

Wars (Register)

MON 12

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. $50. Modeled after the Cupcake Wars TV show, kids will have access to a pantry full of ingredients to concoct their best cupcakes that will be judged for top prize.

N FREE Cinema

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615-291-8600 eventbrite.com

All ages. JW Marriott, 201 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville. Enjoy an outdoor screening of 50 First Dates. Gates open at 6 p.m., movie starts between 8 - 8:45 p.m. depending on sunset.

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SAYINGIT from-my-seat ponderings on the local arts scene

DON’T GET DUPED!

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amping up for a new theater season in Middle Tennessee, I’m here to help theater-loving families become more savvy. That means being vocal when something bizarre is going on. You may be wondering, “What? I’m being duped?” In some ways, yes, you are, but you probably don’t realize it. Producers and companies find crafty ways to sell tickets and make profits. It happens in New York, too, in the way Broadway producers often “paper the house” on nights when critics are expected to attend. Going forward with new theater seasons beginning this month, here are three things to keep in mind: FAKE QUOTES PROMOTING A SHOW This particular type of skulduggery is a favorite of local theaters as of late. I recently received an e-blast touting Mamma Mia! at Studio Tenn (opening Friday, Aug. 16). The show’s not open as of this writing, yet the e-blast claims: “A production so full of heart, that with Studio Tenn’s signature twist, it will have audiences dancing away smiling and laughing!” Wait, what? Let audiences and critics be the judge of that. As they say in the theater, “Have it, don’t show it!” BOGUS TICKET BROKERS “SELLING” TPAC SHOWS This past spring, it appeared as if Hamilton tickets at TPAC were available on sites like Seat Geek. These tickets were allegedly “on sale” in advance for upwards of $4,000! Pure scam. The ONLY place you can purchase tickets for the Broadway shows at TPAC are on TPAC’s website (tpac.org). By the way, tickets to Hamilton aren’t on sale yet on TPAC’s site. TSK, TSK, BROADWAYWORLD.COM Just because something has “Broadway” in its name doesn’t mean it’s trustworthy. Such is the case with BroadwayWorld.com, the franchise website that has “reviewers” in several cities. Anyone can get on board to be a reviewer in any city that doesn’t already have someone set up. The problem with this is it lacks credibility and actually gives the “Broadway” brand a bad name. The Nashville liaison critic is Jeffrey Ellis, and that’s all well and good except for his incessant gushing. It’s a conflict that Ellis writes reviews, directs shows locally and presides over the “First Night Awards.” Talk about having your cake and eating it, too! None of this bodes well for Nashville audiences. Locally, we’ve been struggling to achieve regional theater status. Both Studio Tenn and Nashville Rep are helmless without artistic directors. Let’s hope whomever rises to the top will bring transparency and truth to show promotions, reviews and ... dare I say it? Awards! — chad young

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THINGS TO DO R FREE The Music

R Mini Scientists

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Acting and vocal auditions are Aug. 12 - 13: 4 - 5 p.m. ages 6 - 8, 5 - 6 p.m. ages 9 - 11, 6:30 p.m. ages 12 - high school seniors. Dance auditions for all ages are Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Those cast must purchase a Perform Murfreesboro annual membership ($25/year). Kids can try out for roles in Perform Murfreesboro’s Nov. 15 - 24 production of The Music Man.

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. East, Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. A science-packed hour of experiments and themed crafts.

Man Auditions

TUE 13 R FREE All Access Night (Register)

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

THE ITSY, BITSY SPIDER is the latest “Snuggery” production at Nashville Children’s Theatre, kicking off the 2019 - 2020 season. The show runs Aug. 10 - Sept. 22. Find show details on page 61.

N Creative Zone:

Boot Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

See Friday, Aug. 9.

W FREE Code

Club (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 7 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Explore the worlds of technology and programming.

N Creative Zone:

Boot Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

See Friday, Aug. 11.

N Extended Mini Camp (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 3 - 6. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $45 per day or $200 for the full week. Art projects span multiple mediums including collage, watercolor, tempura paint and oil pastel.

N Family Monday 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

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

R Homeschool Music Class (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 7 - 11. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Mondays, Aug. 12 - Dec. 23 from 10 - 11 a.m. $50 in addition to the Perform Murfreesboro membership fee ($25/year). Homeschool students can learn general music skills with topics including music appreciation, basic music notation, beginning rhythm and vocal music.

R Homeschool Show R Homeschool PE: Choir (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 9 - 17. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Mondays, Aug. 12 - Dec. 18 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $50 plus the Perform Murfreesboro membership fee ($25). Learn ensemble and solo singing, choreography and performance skills.

S FREE RiverGate Carnival

rivergate-mall.com kisselentertainment.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville. Mon - Fri 5 - 11 p.m., Sat 1 - 11 p.m. Rides, games, food and more. Rides require three - four tickets. Tickets are $1.25 for one, $25 for 22 tickets. Unlimited ride armbands are $20.

Amazing Race (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 - 10 a.m. $2. Work together to conquer a series of team challenges.

W FREE Kids

Make (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 7 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Explore new tools, fine motor skills, creative problem solving and self-directed play.

(Register)

S FREE RiverGate Carnival

See Monday, Aug. 12.

WED 14 N Creative Zone:

Boot Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

See Friday, Aug. 9.

R FREE Critter

Encounter (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Meet the center’s animals and enjoy interactive, nature-based activities.

N Homeschool Day (Register)

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $20 adults in advance/$23 at the gate, free for students. Students can enjoy learning about art and nature through hands-on activities.

S FREE RiverGate Carnival

See Monday, Aug. 12.

N FREE Titans Training Camp

titansonline.com

All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville. 9:50 a.m. - 12 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice, then stick around for player autographs.

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p.m. for picnics and meeting the owl’s before the movie.

S FREE RiverGate

N Creative Zone:

N Nashville

See Monday, Aug. 12.

See Friday, Aug. 9.

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

Boot Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

N FREE Dog Days of Summer Full Moon Hike (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville. 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Embark on a moonlit hike around the one-mile loop. Friendly, leashed dogs welcome.

S Little Naturalists (Register)

615-452-3706 tnstateparks.com/parks/ bledsoe-creek Ages 2 - 5. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin. 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. $5. Enjoy a story and other activities focusing on the importance of bees to the environment.

N FREE Live on the Green

Sounds Baseball

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 $37. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

R FREE Nature Play Day

See Thursday, Aug. 1.

W FREE Pizza & Pages

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 p.m. Enjoy a slice of pizza and an activity tied to books.

N Queen +

Adam Lambert

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

Carnival

R Back-To-School

W Summer Night Hike (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

Ages 9+. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 7 - 8:30 p.m. $12. Bring a picnic to enjoy, then embark on a hike listening to the sounds of a Southern summer night.

S FREE Third Thursday on Main

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

N FREE Titans Training Camp

titansonline.com

All ages. Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville. 9:50 a.m. - 12 p.m. Watch the Tennessee Titans practice, then stick around for player autographs.

liveonthegreen.com All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. 6 - 11 p.m. Music by The Strumbellas, Gary Clark Jr., Yola and Lucie Silvas.

N Meet the Astronomer (Register)

615-3734897 dyer. vanderbilt.edu

Bash (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 5 - 8 p.m. $5. Enjoy music, games and a backto-school celebration.

W Color Wheels

You + Me Paint Night (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14152

Ages 5 - 13. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 6 - 8 p.m. $25 per adult/child pair. You and your child can paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create one colorful piece of art.

N Country Costumes: Manuel

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 1, 1:30 & 2 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Draw inspiration from the Manuel outfits in the museum, then learn about style, identity, symbolism and more while customizing costume templates with fabric, lace and gems.

N Creative

Zone: Boot Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood. 7 p.m. $6.27. A local astronomer discusses a current topic of interest.

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame. org

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

W Movie in

the Meadow

615-370-4672 owlshill.org

All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood. 7 p.m. $10. Enjoy an outdoor screening of Dumbo. Gates open at 5:30

FRI 16

DUMBO is the feature film during Movie in the Meadow at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Create a boot pattern to reflect your personalty.

N Full Moon Pickin’ Party

warnerparks.org

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

W FREE LEGO

Mania (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Unleash creativity while building with LEGO blocks.

N Melissa Etheridge 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $53 - $78.50. A night of rock music.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 $37. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

S FREE RiverGate Carnival

See Monday, Aug. 12.

W Skate Night 615-799-9331 wcparksandrec.com

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

N Stephanie Mills & Will Downing

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 8 p.m. $50 - $120.

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THINGS TO DO Two powerhouse vocalists present a night of music featuring Broadway and R&B favorites.

W WellieWishers

R FREE Third Friday

See Friday, Aug. 2.

615-893-0355 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

SAT 17

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

Night Concert Series

All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro. 7 - 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for a night of music by Scott Mortiz.

R FREE Animal Encounters

N Art Deco Affair 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

Ages 21+. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 7 - 10 p.m. $75 - $125. This fundraiser for the museum features an open bar, light bites, music by DJ Houndstooth, after-hours access to the galleries and more.

See Saturday, Aug. 3.

Hot HAPPENIN’

N Authentic Moms: Lunch & Plan (Register)

eventbrite.com latonya@joyintheordinary. com Homeschool moms. Amerigo Italian Restaurant, 1920 West End Ave., Nashville. 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $45. Learn about methods of planning and inspiration to spark joy for the upcoming school year. The outing includes dedicated time for making plans for the new homeschool year, a three-course lunch and goody bags.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 10 p.m. Learn to swing dance with live music by the J. Bradley Big Band.

W FREE Black Expo and Youth Fair

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Wilson County Fair Aug. 16 - 27

Middle Tennessee’s biggest county fair is back with more rides than ever before!

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oo-hoo! One of the best things about August is the Wilson County Fair. The biggest and longest-running of Middle Tennessee’s County Fairs boasts nine days of family fun. This year’s Midway is bigger than ever with 52 rides, including 23 Kiddie Rides (new this year are the Mini Carousel and Mini Tea Cups), 15 Major Rides, five Spectacular Rides and nine Super Spectacular Rides. New to the fair this year are the Mutton Busting kids’ rodeo competitions and the Eudora Farms interactive live animal adventure (kids can ride a camel, too!). There are lots of livestock

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shows, games and some of the best fair food around. Kids Night is Thursday, Aug. 22. Ages 3 - 8 can compete in the battery power ride toy race, and there’s also a pedal push tractor toy race. Gates open at 5 p.m. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. Sat, 12 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger. Season passes are $45. The $25 Mega Ticket includes gate admission and an unlimited ride armband (must purchase by Aug. 15). The fair takes place at the James E. Ward Ag Center (945 E. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon). Call 615-443-2626 or visit wilsoncountyfair.net.

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All ages. Johnson Elementary School, 815 Glass Lane, Franklin. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. A day of youth sports, entertainment, local vendors, celebrities, food and pet adoptions. Proceeds benefit the McLemore House Museum.

N Bryan Ferry 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $46 - $69. A night of pop music.

N Creative Zone:

Boot Scootin’ Cowboy Boots

R FREE Family Movie Day

615-893-4131 | rclstn.org All ages. Linebaugh Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. Enjoy a family-friendly movie screening.

N Family Program: Beginner Mandolin Workshop

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 & 11:15 a.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Learn the history of the mandolin along with beginner playing techniques.

W FREE Franklin Jr. Chess Club

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

R Fresh Pasta

Making Family Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

All ages. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro. 2 - 5 p.m. $65 adults, $50 ages 5 - 17. Learn to make Italian chopped salad, fresh pasta, basil and mozarellastuffed garlic bread, and berry shortcakes with honey whipped cream.

See Friday, Aug. 9.

N Game Grumps

R FREE Discover

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

India Day

615-890-2300 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 including photo ops in front of the Taj Mahal, going on a Ghandi Walk, dressing in traditional Indian clothing, crafts, henna “tattoos” and more.

Live! The Final Party

Ages 16+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 8 p.m. $35. Game Grumps web series hosts Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan play games, make jokes and have a blast in front of a live audience.

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THINGS TO DO N Roller Derby

N Tennessee

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 5:30 p.m. $15 adults, $7 kids. Enjoy a double header match: Music City All Stars vs Lunachixs followed by Music City Brawl Stars vs Fleur Delinquents.

615-565-4200 titansonline.com

N FREE Strategy

N FREE Vanderbilt

nashvillerollerderby.com

Board Games (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

DISCOVER INDIA DAY at the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro is Saturday, Aug. 17. There are lots of activities on tap, and kids can get henna “tattoos,” too.

N FREE iSpy: Spiders 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about arachnids during this drop-in program.

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Learn how new music can expand minds and ears, then make a musical craft.

N Moonlight Zip Tour (Register)

615-297-2250 adventureworks.com Ages 8+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs. 8:30 p.m. $65. Soar through the air on nine zip lines under the light of the full moon.

N Mystic Mermaids Breakfast (Register)

615-514-3474 aquariumrestaurants.com

All ages. Aquarium Restaurant, 516 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville. 8:30 a.m. $18.99 adults, $15.99 ages 3 - 10, free ages 2 & younger. Enjoy a variety of breakfast foods, watch the Mystic Mermaids perform in the 200,000 gallon tank, get pictures with the mermaids

and receive a discount in the gift shop.

N Nashville

S Summer W Raise the Roofs

615-674-5388 friendsoffranklinparks.org

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 $37. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

Ages 21+. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $125. Food from Franklin restaurants, equestrian-themed entertainment, silent and live auctions, a polo match and more benefiting Friends of Franklin Parks.

N OZ Family Day:

W Riverbend

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

Technology in the World

615-350-7200 ozartsnashville.org

All ages. OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 12 - 6 p.m. $5. Experience a wide variety of drum, dance and music ensembles along with guest artists. In addition to performances, you can engage with inventive technology and science-based activities that explore how we are connected across the globe.

R Parents’ Night Out (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 6 - 13. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 10 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members. Your kids can enjoy a variety of fun activities while you have a night out to yourself.

Ages 10+. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 1 - 3 p.m. Learn and play strategy board games like Carcassonne, Dominion, Settlers of Catan and others.

Kids’ Club

the White House

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. free with gate ($20 adults, $17 ages 13 - 18, $12 ages 5 - 12). Through stories, tea and period re-enactors, learn about the many twists and turns of Andrew Jackson’s journey from Carolina orphan to President of the United States.

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N Wilson

County Fair

See page 56.

N Creative Zone:

S Sumner County Women’s Show

R Sweet

Carnival

All ages. Vanderbilt Soccer Complex, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville. 6 p.m. Vanderbilt challenges Memphis in this exhibition game.

All ages. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville. 5 - 9 p.m. $10 adults, free ages 17 & younger. Enjoy a night of music by Jared Hard, Kenneth Hampton, Kyshona Armstrong and others, plus there will be organized games and inflatables for kids.

N Road to

S FREE RiverGate

Soccer

vucommodores.com

SUN 18

See Monday, Aug. 12.

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

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 6 p.m. $32 - $207. Versus the New England Patriots. Preseason game.

Songwriters Night

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

All ages. Epic Event Centre, 392 W. Main St., Gallatin. Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 - 4 p.m. $15 adults ($30 VIP), $5 youth. Discover all that Sumner County has to offer to women, from wedding to baby, local spas, DIY crafting, retail therapy and more. There’s a fashion show, local vendors, live demonstrations and info sessions.

615-468-2008 riverbendnurseries.com

Titans Football

Corn Festival

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $13.99 adults, $11.99 ages 2 - 12. Enjoy fresh roasted sweet corn on the cob dripping with warm butter and seasonings. Plus, test your skills and win prizes in the corn eating, corn shucking and sweet corn snapshot competitions. Kids can cool off on the inflatable water slides, splash pad and bubble blast.

Buckaroo Bolos

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

N FREE Jazz on the Cumberland

615-731-9001 jazzonthecumberland.com All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville. 5:30 - 8 p.m. Enjoy an evening of live jazz music.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 6:15 p.m. $19 $37. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

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N Nashville’s Nut-

cracker Youth Cast Auditions (Register)

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com/youthcast

Ages 8 - 11. Nashville Ballet Studios, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $10. Kids can try out for roles in Nashville Ballet’s annual holiday production (no dance experience necessary). Bring a 4 x 6 full body photograph. Find complete audition details at the website.

W Nolensville Kids Triathlon (Register)

615-786-0200 trisignup.com/Race/TN/ Nolensville/NolensvilleKidsTriathlon Ages 5 - 15. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville. 7 a.m. $40. Kids can run, bike and swim during one of the state’s biggest kids’ triathlons.

S FREE Picasso Exhibit Opening Reception

615-822-0789 monthavenartsandculturalcenter.com All ages. Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, 1017 Antebellum Circle, Hendersonville. 2 - 5 p.m. Enjoy the opening of Picasso: Master in Clay. This exhibit of the artist’s ceramic work features more than 60 works seen for the first time in Tennessee. It runs through Sunday, Oct. 20.

N Road to

S Sumner County Women’s Show

See Saturday, Aug. 17.

W Teatime with Blaire Wilson (Register)

See Sunday, Aug. 4.

N The Nashville Hymn Sing

800-733-6779 opry.com

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Explorers (Register)

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

W FREE Origami

615-687-6400 thewiggles.com

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Party Time Tour

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 12:30 p.m. $40. The Wiggles celebrate their new Party Time! album with a concert tour featuring the first-ever female Wiggle (Emma). Simon, Anthony, Lachy and Emma hit the stage with their friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and a brandnew Wiggly friend, Shirley Shawn the Unicorn. The concert includes lots of singalong opportunities for kids.

N Wilson

County Fair

See page 56.

MON 19

R Speed &

Ages 8 - 17. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. $3. This class focuses on movement training, linear and lateral speed, agility and foot speed.

W FREE Nature

N The Wiggles:

615-889-3060 ryman.com

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $49.50 - $125. A night of rock music.

All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $20 - $60. A night of church hymns featuring Keith and Kristyn Getty, Joni Eareckson Tada and others.

N Brittany How-

Agility Training

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

Ages 5 - 7. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11 a.m. This naturalist-led class immerses kids in the forest, using different explorationbased techniques to engage them with nature.

the White House

See Saturday, Aug. 17.

N Iron Maiden

ard

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $69.50. A night of Americana music.

N Creative Zone: Buckaroo Bolos

See Sunday, Aug. 18.

Folders (Register)

Ages 7 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Learn about paper-folding techniques.

R Perform Mur-

freesboro Beginning Acting (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 6 - 9. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Mondays, Aug. 19 - Nov. 25 from 4 - 5 p.m. Free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year). Learn the fundamentals needed to be confident and successful onstage.

THEATER & DANCE

THINGS TO DO

N Wilson

County Fair

See page 56.

TUE 20 R Baby Shark

Preschool Program (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 1 2 p.m. $2. Learn about some of nature’s most understood creatures, make a craft and play a game.

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N BE MORE CHILL

Aug. 23 - Sept. 7 | Ages 12+ 615-554-7414 streettheatrecompany.org

Street Theatre Company, 1120 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. An average teenage boy finds out about a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most.

W CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN

Aug. 9 - 10 | All ages academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com

Straight to the Stars at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7 p.m. $10. Based on a true story, Mr. Gilbreth keeps his family of 12 children running as efficiently as the factories he works in but with embarrassing and funny outcomes.

N DADDY’S GIRL

Aug. 9 - 18 | Ages 10+ 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 - $17 adults, $12 - $14 youth. The proprietor of a diner gets served a plate of comic chaos when his dead wife takes up residence as a talking portrait in attempt to reunite him with their long-lost daughter.

N DRIVING MISS DAISY

Aug. 15 - 31 | All ages 615-883-8375 thelarrykeetontheatre.org

The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20 - $30 adults, $15 - $20 ages 12 & younger. This play tells the relationship between an elderly, white, Southern Jewish woman and her black chauffeur from 1948 - 1973.

R GOD OF CARNAGE

Aug. 2 - 11 | Ages 12+ 615-893-9825 | mltarts.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. This play focuses on two sets of parents who become increasingly childish in an evening devolving into chaos.

N INTO THE WOODS

Aug. 9 - 25 | Ages 8+ 615-332-7529 | circleplayers.net

Circle Players at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 ($15 on Thursdays). Stephen Sondheim’s musical about a baker and his barren wife’s magical journey to reverse an evil spell which finds them crossing paths with several fairy tale characters.


N THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER

Aug. 10 - Sept. 22 | Ages 0 - 5 615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Ages 0 - 5. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Tue - Fri 9 a.m., Sat - Sun 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. $12. This NCT Snuggery world premiere follows two green-thumbed gardeners as they learn patience and perseverance from a determined eight-legged hero.

R THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Aug. 2 - 11 | Ages 10+ 615-904-2787 | boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 adults, $16 students, $14 children. This musical explores a five-year relationahip between a rising novelist and a struggling actress.

R MAMMA MIA!

Aug. 16 - 31 | Ages 12+ 615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com

Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. This jukebox musical featuring the hits of ABBA focuses on a girl who’s getting married and wants her father to walk her down the aisle, but she doesn’t know who he is and soon discovers it could be one of three men based on discoveries in her mother’s diary.

W STUDIO TENN

Aug. 16 - Sept. 8 | Ages 12+ 615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com

Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat - Sun 2 & 7 p.m. $35 $90. This jukebox musical featuring the hits of ABBA focuses on a girl who’s getting married and wants her father to walk her down the aisle, but she doesn’t know who he is and soon discovers it could be one of three men based on discoveries in her mother’s diary.

W MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Aug. 2 - 11 | All ages 615-538-2076 | acttoopro.com

Act Too Pro at the Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. Tue 6 p.m., Wed - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 6 p.m. (plus 12 p.m. on Aug. 10), Sun 2 p.m. $7.50 $49. Based on Roald Dahl’s character, this musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

W THE MIRACLE WORKER

Aug. 2 - 17 | Ages 10+ 615-791-5007 | pull-tight.com

Pull-Tight Theater, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 students. The stage drama of the life of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan.

MATILDA takes the Franklin Theatre stage Aug. 2 - 11. Reese Benton is one of the two girls playing the lead role in this Act Too Pro production.

N NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS

N SHERLOCK HOLMES:

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. A girl moves in with her grandma in New York and discovers she’s running an illegal boutique from her apartment.

615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com

Aug. 9 - 25 | Ages 12+ 615-847-0934 | lakewoodtheatre.org

N SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: PERICLES

Aug. 16 - Sept. 20 | All ages 615-255-2273 | nashvilleshakes.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival at oneC1TY, 8 City Blvd., Nashville. Fri 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 1 at 10 p.m. Free admission, but there is a $10 suggested donation. The apprentice company presents The Bard’s fantastical odyssey.

THE FINAL ADVENTURE Aug. 29 - Sept. 14 | All ages

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m. (plus 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 only), Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. $35 adults, $20 students, $13 ages 12 & younger. The world’s greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore.

N SOUTHERN FRIED NUPTIALS

Aug. 8 - 24 | All ages 615-646-9977 | dinnertheatre.com

N SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK:

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu 12 p.m. (plus 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 only), Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., plus Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. $35 adults, $20 students, $13 ages 12 & younger. This comedy showcases how weddings bring out the best, worst and funniest in people, Southern style.

Aug. 15 - Sept. 22 | All ages 615-255-2273 | nashvilleshakes.org

N YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE

THE TEMPEST

Nashville Shakespeare Festival at oneC1TY, 8 City Blvd.,Nashville. Thu, Sat, Sun & Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. Free admission, but there is a $10 suggested donation. The Bard’s romantic comedy covering themes of magic, betrayal, revenge and family.

Aug. 9 - 18 | Ages 12+ 615-306-6183 thebarbershoptheater.com

Garden Theatre Company at The Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave., Nashville. Fri - Sun 7:30 p.m. $15. Competitive eater Francie is desperate to find a way to help her younger sister Trisha eat while they learn from the things they crave.

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• Offering a Wide Variety of Water Solutions • Premium Five Gallon Office Water Program, Never a Delivery Charge • A Division of Kimbro Oil Company Custom Labeled Bottled Water

615-320-8720

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HALF DAY PRE-SCHOOL

Voted the Nations Best Montessori & Reggio Emilia Program

Now Enrolling for January 2020 Opening • Children Ages 2-5

OPRY MILLS MALL 353 OPRY MILLS DR. Nashville, TN 37214 • 615-514-3000

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Fostering Vision Individualized Lessons

ADVENTURE

Nurture the WHOLE Child.

RESTAURANT GROUP TOURS EDUCATION PROGRAMS BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS GROUP MENUS GIFT SHOP

Ivybrook Academy provides a progressive approach to early childhood education where children create and discover, nourishing their potential as individuals.

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THINGS TO DO N Taste, Tour and

Pour Under the Tuscan Sun

615-255-8355 thenewbeginningscenter.org/ events Ages 21+. W.O. Smith Music School, 1125 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. $100 before Aug. 13, $125 thereafter. An interactive evening of hand-selected Italian wines from the regions of Toscana, Veneto and Piemonte featuring appetizers from Bacon & Caviar.

R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

931-684-5915 twhnc.com

THE SWEET CORN FESTIVAL at Lucky Ladd Farms on Saturday, Aug. 17 butters up kids of all ages to participate in the popular corn-shucking contest.

N FREE Butterflies &

Beer Flights (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Ages 21+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 5:30 p.m. Train your eye to observe filed markings and body structures critical to butterfly identification, then apply your new observation skills onto flights of a liquid order.

N Creative Zone: Buckaroo Bolos

See Sunday, Aug. 18.

N Getty Music Presents Sing!

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $26. Keith and Kristyn Getty present a night of gospel music.

R Homeschool

Program: Wild Wilderness (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Learn about the wilderness and the things that call it home. Meet live animals, too.

N Make-A-Wish Murder Mystery Show

615-646-9977 dinnertheatre.com

All ages. Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 6:30 p.m. $50. Enjoy a murder mystery production with a wild west theme. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee.

W Sticky Fingers

Grandparent & Me Preschool Art Class (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14707

Ages 3.5 - 6. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $15 per grandparent/ child pair. Create art together and make memories.

WED 21 N ACM Honors 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 6:30 p.m. $81 - $134. Live music and tributes celebrating the Academy of Country Music’s special awards.

N Creative Zone: Buckaroo Bolos

All ages. Calsonic Arena, 721 Whitthorne St., Shelbyville. 9 a.m. $7 - $20 ($100 for all 11 days). More than 2,000 horses compete in this annual equestrian event featuring adult and youth riders.

See Sunday, Aug. 18.

R FREE Critter Encounter (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 14.

R Homeschool

Program: Wild Wilderness (Register)

See Tuesday, Aug. 20.

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

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

THU 22 W FREE Breakout Room Club

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 p.m. Participate in different breakout games.

N Common 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $34.25 - $79.75. A night of rap music.

R Perform Murfrees- N Creative Zone: boro Dance Class (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 12. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Wednesdays, Aug. 21 - Nov. 27 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/ year). Learn tap, jazz and lyrical forms of dance.

W Sticky Fingers

Grandparent & Me Preschool Art Class (Register)

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Registration code: 14765

Ages 3.5 - 6. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $15 per grandparent/ child pair. Create art together and make memories.

N Summer

Cocktail Crawl

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Ages 21+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 5 - 9 p.m. $30 members, $50 non-members. Stroll through the summer gardens and Storybook Houses while “crawling” bar to bar to enjoy four signature cocktails.

R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

N FREE Vanderbilt

Commodores Soccer

vucommodores.com

All ages. Vanderbilt Soccer Complex, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville. 7 p.m. Versus Georgia State.

FRI 23 W American Girl

Cake-Decorating Class (Register)

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

N FREE Live on

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 5 - 6:30 p.m. $35. Learn decorating basics while creating a six-inch personal cake.

liveonthegreen.com

N Creative Zone:

Buckaroo Bolos

See Sunday, Aug. 18.

the Green

All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. 6 - 11 p.m. Music by Will Hoge, Amanda Shires, Mat Kearney and Johnnyswim.

Buckaroo Bolos

See Sunday, Aug. 18.

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THINGS TO DO R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

N FREE Tracing Our Pathway (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn about the history and heritage of Bells Bend.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

See Friday, Aug. 2.

THE FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL at NCG Cinema in Gallatin runs Fri - Sun, Aug. 9 - Sept. 1. The lineup includes Hotel Transylvania 3 (Aug. 9 - 11), The Goonies (Aug. 16 - 18), Wonder Park (Aug. 23 - 25) and How to Train Your Dragon 3 (Aug. 30 - Sept. 1). Doors open at 9 a.m., movies start at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sensory-friendly screenings are available, too. For more info, call 615-451-9500 or visit ncgmovies.com.

N Widespread Panic

W Ed Asner:

N FREE Nashville

N Wilson

615-862-5016 nashvilleflea.com

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God Help Us

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com Ages 12+. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 7 p.m. $47 - $57. Veteran actor Ed Asner plays a cantankerous and wildly funny deity who confronts to political pundits with a romantic history.

W Father-Son

Adventure Weekend

615-794-2918 deerrun.camp/events

All ages. Deer Run Camps & Retreats, 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station. Check-in Fri at 4 p.m., check-out Sun at 10:45 a.m. $139 - $219 adults, $119 - $199 ages 17 years & younger depending on accommodations (some activities require additional fees). Enjoy bonding activities like conversation starters, fishing and archery tournaments, Wiffle Ball, football challenges, swimming, zip lining, water slides, archery tag and more.

W FREE Games Club (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com Ages 6 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4:30 p.m. Play classic and new board games.

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N Lil’ Learnin’

Lane: Make & Model (Register)

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

Ages 3 - 5. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville. 10:30 - 11 a.m. $12 adults, $3 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger. Discover cars in the exhibit that are full of differences and similarities while learning about cars from the past, present and future.

W FREE Movie in the Park

615-794-2103 franklintn.gov/parks All ages. Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, 1368 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin. 8 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket for an outdoor screening of Field of Dreams.

N Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 11:30 a.m. $15.95 - $25.95. Instructors give guidance to kids during this hands-on musical instrument exploration session.

Flea Market

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

R Smyrna

Strokes (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 14+. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 6 - 8 p.m. $10. This class leads participants in a step-by-step painting of a peacock.

N Songwriters Under the Stars

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 7:30 - 10 p.m. $45 members, $55 non-members. The Music City Symphony backs songwriters Tom Douglas, Josh Osborne and Chris Destefano as they perform hits they’ve written for artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and others.

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615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $75 - $150. A night of rock music.

County Fair

SAT 24 R FREE Animal

R Cake Decorating for Kids and Teens (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

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

N FREE Celebrate Hummingbirds

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Bid farewell to this season’s hummingbirds with kids’ activities, bird banding, landscaping lectures and research project presentations.

N Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Party

corneliafortpickinparty.org All ages. Cornelia Fort Airpark, 1093 Shadow Lane, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $12 adults (includes one drink ticket), $5 ages 12 - 20, free ages 11 & younger. Music by Michigan Rattlers and Teddy and the Rough Riders.

Encounters

N Creative Zone:

N FREE Big

See Sunday, Aug. 18.

See Saturday, Aug. 3.

Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 10 p.m. Learn to waltz with live music by Debbi Bailes & Her Band.

N Bluebird on the

Mountain (Register)

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

Buckaroo Bolos

R FREE Depot

District BBQ Festival

615-459-9773, ext. 2622 townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Smyrna Train Depot, 98 Front St., Smyrna. 6 - 9 p.m. Enjoy barbecue, live music and fun activities.

N FanFest: Walker Stalker and Heroes & Villains

615-889-1000 fanfestevents.com/nashville All ages. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville. SAt 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. $50 Saturday, $40 Sunday ($80 for both days; two kids 10 & younger get in free per ticketed adult); VIP tickets are $210 - $900 including several perks at three different levels. Enjoy cosplay fun at this convention for fans of


THINGS TO DO The Walking Dead and various superhero and fantasy shows. Several artist and exhibitor booths are on site, and there are lots of meet-and-greet opportunities with stars, including Donal Logue, Jon Benthal, Jennifer Morrison, Pom Klementief and others.

S Farm to Table Dinner (Register)

615-325-9032 portlandcofc.com

Ages 21+. Downtown Portland, 106 Main St., Portland. 7 - 9 p.m. $75. An outdoor dining experience with wine from Sumner Crest Winery and live music on the street.

R FREE Hallowed

Ground Lantern Tour (Register)

615-893-9501 | nps.gov/stri All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro. 7 - 8:15 p.m. Join a park ranger for tour through the Stones River National Cemetery hearing the human stories housed within from the perspectives of soldiers and civilians.

N Judah and the Lion

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 8 p.m. $25 - $45. A night of Americana music.

N FREE Kidsville 615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Learn how Nashville’s Parthenon was built for the 1897 Centennial Exposition, then create art inspired by the story.

R FREE Krazy Kidz

S FREE LEGO

R Tennessee Walk-

615-452-1722 youseemore.com/gallatinpl

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Playtime

All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Get creative while building with LEGO blocks.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

Day (Register)

See Friday, Aug. 23.

All ages. Rock Springs Family Chiropractic Health Center, 325 Sam Ridley Pkwy. W., Smyrna. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This backto-school bash features games and activities like inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, local vendors, prizes and more.

N Nashville SC

eventbrite.com

N Wilson

R FREE Nature Art

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. Sat 6:45 p.m., Sun 2:45 p.m. $18.20 - $404.50. Experience the thrill of professional bull riding competitions.

N Raccoon Log Ride 615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

Sumner Parent’s first-ever expo for all-things infant is the place to be for new and expectant parents.

G

et ready to go ga-ga on Saturday, Aug. 24 during Sumner Parent’s event for new families. Sponsored by The Streets of Indian Lake, The Baby Fair takes place at Sumner Regional Medical Center (555 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission is FREE!

The Baby Fair features tours of the hospital’s birthing facilities every half hour, specialty vendors, speakers, demonstrations, games and door prizes. Call 615-256-2158, ext. 142, or visit nashvilleparent.com/ bfsumner19.

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Ages 21+. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 6 p.m. $450. This year’s fundraiser comes with a Hamilton theme. The night features cocktails, a silent auction, a seated fine-dining experience on the Jackson Hall stage, special performances and more.

N Widespread Panic

N PBR

Saturday, Aug. 24

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

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

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Create a variety of crafts, including nature cuffs, weavings and painted leaf mobiles.

The Baby Fair Sumner

N TPAC Gala

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Parent PICK!

ing Horse Celebration

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

N Relief Printmaking

See Friday, Aug. 23.

County Fair

See page 56.

N Yoga at Beaman 615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

Adults. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City. 9:30 10:45 a.m. $10. Enjoy an outdoor yoga class in the serenity of Paradise Ridge.

SUN 25 W 5 Points Swing Concert & Dance

615-786-0186 academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com All ages. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 2 - 5 p.m. $10. Take a dance lesson with Champion Ballroom Center, then dance the night away to music from the roaring ‘20s.

N Creative Zone:

Rainbow Sun Catchers

with Hatch Show Print

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 & 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. $15.95 - $25.95. Learn about relief printmaking and make a print to take home.

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). Celebrate the exhibit Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors and the end of summer by making a rainbow sun catcher.

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

N Songwriters Under the Stars

See Friday, Aug. 23.

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MON 26 N Backstreet Boys 615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 8 p.m. $29 - $175. A night of pop music.

N FREE Cinema by JW (Register)

615-291-8600 eventbrite.com

FATHER-SON ADVENTURE WEEKEND at Deer Run Retreat is Aug. 23 - 25. It boasts tons of fun activities plus bonding time.

N FanFest: Walker

Stalker and Heroes & Villains

See Saturday, Aug. 24.

R Kayak

Float (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $5. Bring sunscreen and water for a morning float (boats, paddles and life jackets provided).

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, Aug. 23.

linear and lateral speed, agility and foot speed.

W Teatime

with Blaire Wilson (Register)

See Sunday, Aug. 4.

N Tennessee

Titans Football

615-565-4200 titansonline.com

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. 7 p.m. $32 - $207. Versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Preseason game.

R FREE Tennessee Vintage Baseball

N Nashville’s Nut-

615-893-0022 tennesseevintagebaseball.com

See Sunday, Aug. 18.

All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. 12 p.m. Farriers vs Maroons.

cracker Youth Cast Auditions (Register)

N PBR

See Saturday, Aug. 24.

N Ring of

Honor Wrestling

rohwrestling.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. 6 p.m. $25 - $50. A night of hard-hitting, in-your-face wrestling action.

R Speed &

Agility Training

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 17. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. $3. This class focuses on movement training,

R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

N FREE Vanderbilt

Commodores Soccer

vucommodores.com

All ages. Vanderbilt Soccer Complex, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville. 7 p.m. Versus Evansville.

N Widespread Panic See Friday, Aug. 23.

All ages. JW Marriott, 201 8th Ave. S., Nashville, Nashville. Enjoy an outdoor screening of Sleepless in Seattle (PG). Gates open at 6 p.m., movie starts between 8 - 8:45 p.m. depending on sunset.

N Creative Zone:

E., Smyrna. 1 - 2 p.m. $2. Learn about amazing creatures that exist all around us, and meet some of the center’s favorite bugs.

N Creative Zone:

Rainbow Sun Catchers

See Sunday, Aug. 25.

Handkerchiefs for Hope

615-331-5556 alsa.org

Ages 21+. Richland Country Club, 1 Club Drive, Nashville. 6 - 9 p.m. $125 - $125. This benefit for the ALS Association of Middle Tennessee features heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live an silent auctions, live music and more.

R Homeschool PE:

W FREE Nature Inves-

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

Ages 8 - 12. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn the skills necessary to observe and explore our natural world.

Ages 5 - 15. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna. 9 & 10:30 a.m. $2. Pick an animal from a hat and make the class guess which animal your are. A game of tag follows.

N PREDecessor

S Homeschool Pro-

tigators (Register)

(Register)

615-742-4399 fordicecenter.com Ages 4 - 18. Ford Ice Center, 5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch. Mondays, Aug. 26 Sept. 9 from 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. or Wednesdays, Aug. 28 - Oct. 2 from 5 - 5:45 p.m. $80. This Nashville Predators’ youth hockey program covers core skating fundamentals, general hockey knowledge and getting a feel for the puck.

R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

TUE 27 R Bugs are

the Best! (Register)

615-459-9710 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy.

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A Bug’s Life

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org Ages 1 - 4. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. 10 - 11 a.m. $5 children, free for caregivers. Learn where bugs live, what they eat and more.

N Handbags and

Rainbow Sun Catchers

See Sunday, Aug. 25.

R Toddler Tuesday:

Animal Charades (Register)

gram — Little House on the Prairie Series: On the Banks of Plum Creek (Register)

615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Grades 4 - 6. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. Tuesdays, Aug. 27 - Nov. 19 from 1 - 3 p.m. $65. This 13-week, literaturebased study explore the life of Laura Ingalls and her family’s joys and struggles as they pioneered the woodlands and prairies of the post-Civil War American frontier. Each student needs to bring a copy of the book On the Banks of Plum Creek.

WED 28 N Creative Zone:

Rainbow Sun Catchers

See Sunday, Aug. 25.

R FREE Critter

Encounter (Register)

See Wednesday, Aug. 14.

W FREE Kids’ Hour with Ginger Sands

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

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

R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

N The Revivalists

and Anderson East

615-999-9000 ascendamphitheater.com

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville. 7 p.m. $24 - $55. A night of alternative rock.

THU 29 N Creative Zone:

Rainbow Sun Catchers

See Sunday, Aug. 25.

W FREE Fandom Fifth Thursday

R Tennessee

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. 4 p.m. Celebrate a different fandom every fifth Thursday of the month.

Walking Horse Celebration

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Live on

W Pajama

N FREE Big

All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. 5:15 - 11 p.m. Music by O.A.R., Yacht Revue, The Day Breaks and others.

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

615-860-8440 nashville.gov/parks

the Green

N Presidential Trivia Night

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage. 6 - 9 p.m. $12. Nerdy Talk Trivia hosts this night of fun with questions on all subjects but with a special emphasis on presidential and U.S. history.

R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

N The Raconteuers 615-889-3060 ryman.com

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 8 p.m. $56 - $80.50. A night of alternative rock music.

FRI 30

Jam (Register)

Ages 8+. American Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $15. This dress-likeyour-doll PJ party features treats, crafts, games and more.

R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

N The Raconteuers See Thursday, Aug. 29.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

See Friday, Aug. 2.

N Zoovie Night: Smallfoot

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. 6 - 10 p.m. $6. Enjoy games, inflatables, music and more before the outdoor screening of Smallfoot.

N Creative Zone:

SAT 31

See Sunday, Aug. 25.

S FREE 20th Annual

Rainbow Sun Catchers

N FREE Live on the Green

liveonthegreen.com All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. 5:15 - 11 p.m. Music by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Guster, Erin Rae and others.

N FREE Meet the Banjo (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd, Ashland City. 1 - 2 p.m. Learn fun facts about one of the most uniquely American instruments.

N Nashville Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville. 7:05 p.m. $19 - $37. Versus the San Antonio Missions.

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Grape Stomp

615-325-4086 sumnercrestwinery.com All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland. 4 - 10 p.m. Participate in grape-stomping contests to see who can make the most grape juice in a short time, interact with clowns, then dance the night away when Soul Soup plays classic hits.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Aug. 3.

N FREE Animal

Tracks (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 6 - 10. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 10 - 11 a.m. Learn how to find and follow animal tracks while learning about their habitats.

Band Dance

All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to swing dance with live music by The Moonlighters.

N Creative Zone:

Rainbow Sun Catchers

See Sunday, Aug. 25.

N Dog Days

at The Hermitage

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

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

W Doll Hair Salon

Spectacular (Register)

PREDECESSOR, the Nashville Predators’ youth hockey program for ages 4 - 18, starts this month. Choose Mondays, Aug. 26 - Sept. 9 or Wednesdays, Aug. 28 - Oct. 2.

N FREE iSpy:

Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about tiny fluttering birds during this drop-in program.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

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

N FREE National

Bacon Day Festival

N Junior Chef Class:

615-890-5333 facebook.com/ events/655973908197716

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

615-292-5066 williams-sonoma.com

R Family

N FREE Kidsville

All ages. McKnight Park, 120 Dejarnette Lane, Murfreesboro. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. This baconthemed festivity features craft vendors, a swag booth, food trucks, inflatables, face paining, henna tattoos, a mechanical hog ride, raffle prizes and more.

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

Campfire (Register)

615-459-9742 townofsmyrna.org

American Girl Cookie Party (Register)

Ages 8 - 13. Williams-Sonoma, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville. 10 a.m. $30. Whip up freshly baked cookies in fun shapes.

615-862-8431 kidsvilleonline.org

All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna. 6 - 9 p.m. $2. Gather ‘round the campfire for games, music and s’mores.

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the Greek myth of a musical contest between Apollo and Pan, them make a related craft.

N Grand Master

N FREE Live on

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

liveonthegreen.com

Fiddler Championship

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). This competition recognizes the top fiddler in North America.

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the Green

All ages. Public Square Park, 350 Deaderick St., Nashville. 12 - 11 p.m. The Kids Fest stage kicks things off today starting with a kids’ yoga session followed with music by The Happy Racers. There’s more music by Todd Snider, Grace Potter, Scott Mulvahill and others.

N Song and Story-

time: Colores/Colors

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 2 - 6. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties). This bilingual preschool program explores the theme of color while listening to a reading of Dolly Parton’s children’s book, I Am a Rainbow, along with songs about colors in English and Spanish. Then make a craft.

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THINGS TO DO variety of projects to personalize ranging from canvas pillows to wooden signs and more. Prices vary per project.

N Blue Heron Nature Cruises

615-385-7007 blueheroncruises.com

THE TENNESSEE TITANS have two preseason home games this month on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 25.

N FREE Splash the Trash (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Have fun getting wet while helping clean up the Little Harpeth River.

R Tennessee Walk-

ing Horse Celebration

See Wednesday, Aug. 21.

N The Raconteuers See Thursday, Aug. 29.

S Upcycled Lanterns (Register)

615-452-3706 tnstateparks.com/parks/ bledsoe-creek All ages. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. $5. Create a unique handmade lantern using recyclable materials.

N Vanderbilt Commodores Football

615-322-4653 vucommodores.com

All ages. Vanderbilt Stadium, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville. 6:30 p.m. $95 - $115. Versus Georgia.

N Zzzoofari Slumber (Register)

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org Ages 4 - 12. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. Check-in 4 p.m., check-out 9 a.m. Sunday. $16 - $58. Camp out overnight at the zoo (bring your own gear). Activities include crafts, inflatables, hayrides, an animal show, dinner, marshmallow roasts and more.

ONGOING EVENTS S FREE ABC

Club (Register)

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

N FREE Adventure Club

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

W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

615-566-5187 musiccityarchery.com

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

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

W Brain Blast Trivia Night

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

Craft Love DIY Workshops (Register) craftlove.com

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

N Early Explorers 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

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

AR Workshops DIY Projects (Register)

R Family Climb

2022 Lindell Ave., Nashville (615-258-5569); 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-9, Franklin (615285-4292); 1984 Providence Pkwy., Ste. 102, Mt. Juliet (615212-5676). Choose from a

All ages. The Ascent, 831 Park Ave., Murfreesboro. 12 - 6 p.m. $39 (covers day passes, gear and safety training for everyone in your immediate household). Enjoy indoor rock-climbing fun.

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615-796-6545 climbyourrock.com

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W FREE Friday Movie Nights

615-477-6799 leipersforklawnchairtheater. com All ages. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin. Every Fri thru Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for family-friendly outdoor movie screenings. Get the lineup at the website.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

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

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

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

R KidFIT:

Movers and Shakers (Register)

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

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

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

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

N Little Art House Art Classes

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 10 months+. 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville. Drop-In Creative Play for ages 10 months - 3 years is every Fri - Sat 9:30 -

10:15 a.m. for $10. Drop-in Art Class for ages 4 - 10 are every Sat 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m for $15. Find the full list of classes at the website.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

615-514-3474 aquariumrestaurants.com

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

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

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

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

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

W FREE Music in the Vines

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

S FREE Music with Miss Shannon

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

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Farmers’ Market

615-880-2001 nashvillefarmersmarket.org All ages. 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. A variety of chef demonstrations and cooking classes take place regularly. Enjoy Music at the Market Sun 11 a.m. & Fri 5 p.m.

N FREE Parnassus Storytime

615-953-2243 parnassusbooks.net

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

S FREE Summer Concert Series

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake Lifestyle Center, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville. Thursdays through Aug. 29 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy family friendly music by different bands each week.

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

N Thursday

R PPCC After-School

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Every Thu thru Oct. 24, from 5 - 9 p.m. $10 adults, $6.50 ages 3 - 17. Live music, lawn games, casual cuisine, bar stations and more. Thursdays in August, families can bring their leashed dogs.

Enrichment Program

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 8 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Mon - Fri, Aug. 5 - May 22 from 2:30 - 6 p.m. $3. Sports activities, health and wellness lessons, visual and cultural arts, homework help, snacks and field trips.

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

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

Night Out

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

R Toddler Time with Thomas

615-907-2251 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 5 & younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro. Every Fri 10 a.m. $3. This play-based class focuses on body part recognition and cognitive skill development.

S FREE Tot

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

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

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

R Water Polo

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

R Wild Things

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

N FREE Yoga in the Park

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Ages 1 - 6. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. Every Mon - Tue 9 a.m. $10. Enjoy STEAM-play activities.

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

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615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org

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

615-851-2253 goodlettsvilleparks.com

R SPARK!

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

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Museum Storytime

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Imagination

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

N Tuesdays for Tots

R Youth

Volleyball Class

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

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

ARTS – DANCE 615-369-4546

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

Providence Christian Academy

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

615-904-0902

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

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

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

7982-A Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com

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We offer classes for ages 2 and older in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, improv and cheer. Classes are upbeat and fun! Now registering for Fall. Stop by our Open House Aug. 3, 9 - 11 a.m.

The Dancer’s School

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

615-907-1155

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

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

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

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

Nashville Ballet

3630 Redmon Street, Nashville nashvilleballet.com/childrens-division

615-297-2966

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

tumbling, as well as competitive teams. Call and ask about our free trial class. We also do parties, field trips and parents’ nights out.

615-371-8086

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

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

615-301-8589

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

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

615-416-2001

Beat the boredom on days off school! Register for an Out of School Day workshop offered Labor Day, Sep. 2 and Veterans Day, Nov.11. Youth ages 11 - 18 can learn new skills, make new friends, tour the galleries and enjoy interactive fun. Pre-registration is required.

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

615-678-4739

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

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

615-254-9103

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

Harvest Martial Arts

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

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

Music City Archery

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

236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro beyondaquatics.com

Music City Indoor Karting

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

11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville boostfitclub.com/aquatics

615-962-9500

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

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

615-890-6755 615-893-6003

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

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

My Gym

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood mygym.com/brentwood

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

All ages can benefit from the curriculum which builds character, confidence, respect and self discipline. Award-winning leadership and excellence with classes for Little Dragons (4 - 5 years) to adult. Visit today or check the website for more information.

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

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

One Goal Sports

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

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

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

mrbondscienceguy.com 615-573-2702

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

Adventure Science Center

800 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville adventuresci.org/camps • camps@adventuresci.org

615-862-5177

Opening minds to the wonder of science for more than 70 years. Plan an adventure for the family including the Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Tower and soundBox, an immersive new exhibit to explore sound and music!

STEM Builders

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

615-583-9880

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

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

Boost Aquatics

615-566-5187

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

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

615-794-2918

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

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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

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

615-794-2918

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

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

615-298-5514

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

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

615-356-5600

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

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

615-966-1600

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

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YMCA Day Camps

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

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

YMCA Summer Adventure

Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

615-259-3418

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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BEHIND THE SCENES

AT OUR AUGUST COVER PHOTO SHOOT

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or the cover of this month’s issue, Nashville

Jones photographed Enrico Lopez-Yañez, Assistant

Parent teamed up with photographer Barb

Conductor and Pops Conductor for the Nashville

Jones at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Symphony who leads more than 50 performances

Jones is a high-demand head shot photographer

annually including the Symphony’s Pops Series,

plus — her work has been featured in People

Family Series, Young People’s Concerts, Movies at

Magazine, The Tennessean, in local exhibits,

the Schermerhorn and Community Concerts. Read

in the book The Barns of Tennessee and more.

more about him in our interview on page 34.

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