Nashville Parent magazine October 2022

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OCTOBER 2022

EVERY. FAMILY. MATTERS.

BABY & TODDLER SAFETY: KEY INFO TO KNOW SOLUTIONS TO PICKY EATERS

HELP FOR THE OVERLY ANXIOUS CHILD Farm Fun, Festivals, Mazes, Pumpkins, Movies, Concerts, Trick-or-Treating and So Many More

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Finding answers matters. Stratton and his mom know. A fetal ultrasound showed that Lauren’s baby, Stratton, had kidney dysplasia and ectopic ureter, conditions that prevent one or both kidneys from correctly forming. Because his condition only affected one kidney, Stratton lived without complication until age 15. Then, he began experiencing stomach pain. His parents reached out to urologists at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for answers. They determined Stratton’s kidney was not functional and could be removed. At one of the few hospitals in the country using pediatric robotic surgery, Stratton’s nationally ranked urology team at Monroe Carell robotically removed the affected kidney through tiny incisions. This resulted in less pain and minimal recovery time. Today, Stratton is pain free and enjoying life, hanging out with friends and playing lacrosse for Brentwood High School. Follow @vumcchildren on Instagram for more inspiring stories like Lauren and Stratton’s.

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Our annual outdoor festival with food, • Carnival games • Free face painting and children’s activities fun and over 40 • Trick-or-Treating fun with treat stations all around The Avenue and at our event from 11 am - 1 pm local vendors! • Live stage performances and kids entertainers • Dozens of prize giveaways all day long!

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VOLUME 31 | NUMBER 03

Inside: 18 Babes&Tots

Equipment Safety Check-In

Make sure your car seats, strollers, and cribs are in tip-top shape for your little ones!

21 Kids:

Anxiety Disorders in Children

We all worry, but when it becomes excessive for a kid, it’s a problem. Know what to do.

25 Family Fun:

Get Spooky With ‘Em! Get your neighborhood involved in a fun way this Halloween. Your kids will love it!

Things to Do!

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Best of the Month Our favorite things to do for October — and then some!

31 Daily Events 34 Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes 53 On Your Radar Boo at the Zoo brings fall-themed scenes, activities and trick-or-treating for the kids and it retains its spot as one of Nashville’s favorite family Halloween events.

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Editor’s Note

OCTOBER

Me thinks social media is to blame for a lot of what’s ailing the kids.

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DAY BY DAY

by Susan Swindell Day

Reclaim Childhood for Your Kids

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riving away from Home Depot, a woman with a bun spiraled on top of her head and wearing a sexy, black maxi dress with a slit is videotaping herself as she walks across the parking lot to Rooms to Go. Her kids are with her, but she’s ignoring them, much more involved with herself. She’s completely unaware that my car is idling, waiting for her to reach the curb. The kids jump onto the sidewalk as their mom continues to film herself in the road. At least the kids are going somewhere. For a rising number of kids, their childhood memories will not include playing in the park with Mom or hanging out with friends or even dreaming about getting older. Nope. Today’s kids are often sitting eerily in front of screens for up to seven hours a day. They are often alone, indoors, seeing content their parents may not want them to. But they sit quietly; it’s so nice when the kids are well-behaved. But listen, it’s your job to keep your kids safe. And yet, inexplicably, many parents are softening, ignoring the tough parts of parenting and allowing permissiveness to reign. But we have to pay attention to what’s going on because the mental health stats are not good for kids. And we can’t just blame the pandemic. Long before COVID-19 hit — from 2009 to 2017 — the rates of depression in kids ages 14 - 17 increased by more than 60 percent. Instagram started in 2010. Snapchat started in 2011. TikTok in 2016. See what I’m pointing to? It’s no surprise that a recent report from Common Sense Media found an enormous upswing in Instagram and Snapchat use during isolation. The numbers for TikTok — which must be wild — are not available yet. “It makes me want to cry,” says Diana Graber, founder of digital citizenship site Cyberwise, and author of Raising Humans in a Digital World. “These platforms are not for children.” They aren’t. They are rife with social comparisons and the potential to see events that you’re not included in or missing out on. That’s painful — especially for kids. Forget finding out you aren’t invited to a classmate’s birthday party! That’s small fries compared to what kids see and read on social media now. As a mom of four, I’m a brave soul, but when somebody is a jerk to me online, it hurts and I shut down. Imagine what it does to your kids. The entire compareyour-own-boring-life-to-all-the-other-much-more-happy-and-beautiful-people spells devastation for children. They are not equipped to handle it nor should they be. TikTok is NOT a cute app for kids, and parents shouldn’t slough it off. We should all be trying to help our kids. What to do. Graber says parents can ask their children to analyze how they spend their time over the course of a single day, to help them pinpoint how often they’re on screens. She says that just this awareness can help. She also says to

ask your kids to create a bucket list of 25 things they would do if they didn’t have a screen to turn to — and to encourage their efforts to go do those things. Just trying to help them move the needle back to safe and secure a little bit may be a surprising exercise for you all. Maybe they secretly need a break from it, anyway. Maybe you do, too. In any event, be sure to have regular conversations with your kids about what they see on social media — be open with them and share the good, the bad and the ugly that you see, too. It’s a first step toward getting our kids’ lives back on track — and to reclaiming for them a bit of good, healthy “normalcy.”

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FEEDBACK QUESTION: “Y’all, I’m about to lose my mind over mealtime! I try to be cool, but I’m boiling inside. My kids won’t eat anything I serve. They’re 4 and 18 months. The younger one watches the older one and has learned everything from her. I’ve tried serving without explanation/ reaction, but they literally just scream and cry and try to sit in my lap. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to serve spaghetti every night. They won’t touch vegetables. Any advice is welcome. Please HELP. “

Help! My Kids Won’t Eat! “First question is, what ARE they eating? I’m assuming they aren’t starving themselves, so what are you substituting for the meals? Don’t buy those substitutions anymore. Then it’s not a fight, it simply doesn’t exist. If they throw a fit and don’t eat, that’s OK. Leave it on the table and they can come back for it later or be hungry. No child will starve with a plateful of food on the table (no matter how stubborn they are.) If they are really stubborn enough to go hungry, they will eat a good breakfast in the morning and realize that a fit later on won’t change what’s on the table.” Dorothy Hatcher “You get what is served and if you don’t want it that’s fine, but no snacks after dinner. I will sometimes cave and allow a substitute fruit or veg if they don’t eat and are hungry later. They don’t have to like everything, but you’re not a restaurant so that’s what’s for dinner.” Sara Bollivar Heilwagen

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“My rule is, you have to eat what is fixed. Now that they are older they eat one plate of what I fix and after that they can get what they want as long as they don’t dirty anymore pans.” Amanda Stuckey Estep “At age 3 in our family we start the ‘you have to take one bite for every year old you are.’ If you don’t like it, then you are dismissed from the table, no snacks no dessert. If you are hungry, a peanut butter sandwich and a fruit is your only option. At that age, they also get to pick dinner two nights a week. That way I know they’ll eat something on those nights. They will eat when they are hungry. Yes, at this age dinner is annoying. Ours were a pain until about 7. Now my older two cook/ help cook and still pick two meals a week because I don’t want to plan seven meals a week plus lunch and breakfast. Youngest is starting, he’s 3 and autistic so very limited on food options but is doing good with his three bites at dinner. Good

luck and welcome to the crazy meal time mom club.” Crystal Cameron “Be strong. You have to be stronger than they are. Our rule was always: you have to try everything and you don’t get up from the table unless you eat your veggies. My kid was once given the same meal for four straight meals because she refused to try it. They’re 15 and 17 now. My 15 year old will eat anything; my 17 year old is still picky, but she eats what’s made because I’m not a café and the whole family shouldn’t suffer because she wants to eat like a toddler.” Tanya Bricco-McQuillan “Try substituting a fruit with similar nutritional content for a veggie they don’t like. For example, I had a picky one who wouldn’t eat orange and yellow veggies, but he did like cantaloupe (I even snuck in Vitamin A by serving pumpkin pie for dessert sometimes). Mine would

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always eat broccoli and asparagus, so we served those a lot, though we did tire of them. Try always including something they’ll eat as a side dish. Mine might have rejected the main course, but still would eat mac and cheese or mashed potatoes. Offer snacks like cheese and fruit to fill in the nutritional gaps help. Also, if they help to prepare something, they might be excited to eat it.” Jenny McMillion “They will eat when they are hungry. Make sure they have healthy choices and do not have snacks close to meal times. Do not stress over it. If they choose not to eat, wrap that plate in plastic wrap or foil and put it in the fridge. When they want something a little later, pull that plate out. Dinner is what you fix. Do NOT make two meals. If they don’t eat, they will at the next one. You can give them a choice between green beans and corn, but that meal is it.” Michelle Mann


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oin Rutherford Parent magazine for its premiere outdoor family fun festival on Saturday, Oct. 22 at The Avenue Murfreesboro (2615 Medical Center Pkwy.), behind Belk department store. The fun takes place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and visitors can enjoy live stage performances,

pumpkin decorating in the Kid’s Tent, local vendor booths, inflatables, face painting, door prizes, food trucks and more! The costume parade and trick-ortreating take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Make sure your family gets all dressed up in their Halloween outfits to come on down for seasonal fun and merriment! We’ll see you there!

Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Private School Open Houses for Fall

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ttend an Open House at one of these Middle Tennessee private schools. Many schools (not listed here) offer campus visits throughout the year. See Nashville Parent’s 2022 Fall Private School and Enrichment Directory at nashvilleparent.com under the “Digital Editions” tab. Christ The King School 3105 Belmont Blvd. Nashville | 615-292-9465 Open House: Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. Christ Presbyterian Academy 2323-A Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville | 615-373-9550 Campus visits: Oct. 6, Nov. 15 (Kindergarten - 3rd Grade), Oct. 25 (4th and 5th Grade), Oct. 20, Nov. 8, Nov. 29 (Middle School), Oct. 4, Nov. 17 (Upper School) Davidson Academy 1414 W. Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville | 615-860-5300

Open house: Nov. 6 | 1 - 3 p.m. Middle school visit: Nov. 8 Ensworth 211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville 615-250-8916 Open houses: Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. (High School), Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. (Middle School) Father Ryan High School 700 Norwood Dr., Nashville 615-383-4200 Preview day: Oct. 23 | 12:30 - 4 p.m. Franklin Road Academy 4700 Franklin Pike, Nashville 615-832-8845 Preview day: Nov. 6 Grace Christian Academy Lower School: 3279 Southall Rd., Franklin Open house: Nov. 10, 9 - 10:30 a.m. High School: 3265 Southall Road, Franklin Open house: Nov. 15, 9 - 11 a.m.

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• ICE! AT GAYLORD invites guests to “freeze the day” this Christmas as the longtime holiday tradition returns to the annual “A Country Christmas” celebration Nov. 11 - Jan. 1, 2023, after a twoyear hiatus. The 1964 Christmas animated television special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, will be brought to life by a team of 40 ice artisans who carve for 30 days to create the nearly 20,000-squarefoot, frozen attraction. Find more information at ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com. • Lighthouse Immersive, the creators of Immersive Van Gogh, will bring holiday magic to families this year with THE IMMERSIVE NUTCRACKER. The 30-minute, holiday-themed walk-through art experience is slated to premiere Nov. 19 at Lighthouse ArtSpace

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Harpeth Hall School 3801 Hobbs Road., Nashville 615-346-0126 Preview day: Nov. 6

Pope John Paul II Preparatory 117 Caldwell Dr. Hendersonville | 615-822-2375 Open houses: Oct. 13, Oct. 27

Harding Academy 170 Windsor Dr., Nashville 615-356-2974 Tours are currently available for families interested in applying for the 2023-2024 school year.

St. Cecilia Academy 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville 615-298-4525 Open house: Oct. 22 Fireside Chats: Oct. 20, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 at 12 p.m.

Montgomery Bell Academy 4001 Harding Road, Nashville 615-369-5311 Open house: Oct. 30

St. Henry School 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville 615-352-1328 Open house: Oct. 16 | 12 p.m.

Nashville Christian School 7555 Sawyer Brown Road Nashville | 615-356-5605 Preview day: Nov. 6

University School of Nashville 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville 615-327-3812 Preview day: Nov. 19

Overbrook School 4210 Harding Pike Nashville | 615-783-0560 Open House: Oct. 22

The Webb School 319 Webb Rd. East, Bell Buckle 931-389-9322 Open houses: Oct. 7, Oct. 24, Nov. 14

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Nashville.For more information, visit immersive-nutcracker.com. • ZOOLUMINATION is making a grand comeback to Nashville Zoo this winter after a two-year hiatus and will run from Nov. 18 through Feb. 4, 2023. Nashville Zoo will glow with more than 1,000 authentic, custom-made silk Chinese lanterns displayed throughout the nearly three miles of Zoo pathways. For more information, visit nashvillezoo.org/zoolumination.

Zoolumination returns to Nashville Zoo with amazing scenes of light and silk, Nov. 18 - Feb. 4, 2023.

• First Horizon Park in Nashville will host ENCHANT CHRISTMAS LIGHT SPECTACULAR opening Nov. 25 and featuring an immersive walk-thru light maze created from more than 4 million sparkling lights. Enchant also includes an impressive 100-foot-tall holiday tree, a unique ice-skating trail, live entertainment, Santa visits and a village marketplace with crafts, gifts, festive culinary treats and holiday cocktails. Learn more at enchantchristmas.com. • METRO PARKS THEATER DIVISION is offering a Fall Break Camp during Metro Nashville’s break, Oct. 10 - 14 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for ages 8 - 14. The fee is $100 per child. Register online at nashville.gov/departments/parks/ online-registration or in person at the Centennial Performing Arts

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Studio located at 211 27th Ave., N in Centennial Park between 3 and 6 p.m. Classes are first come, first serve. Needs-based scholarships are available (email sam. drapeaux@nashville.gov). For camp information, email E.Roy. Lee@Nashville.gov. • DOLLYWOOD’S HARVEST FESTIVAL takes place through Saturday, Oct. 29 and now includes hundreds of pumpkins in “Hoot Owl Hollow,” including a 14’ tall version created with 150 carved white pumpkins. “I just know folks are going to get a kick out of the new Hoot Owl Hollow!” Parton says. Dollywood is located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and is 2022’s #1 Theme Park in the United States according to Tripadvisor. Learn more and plan your visit at dollywood.com.


School’s Out. ’ Fun s In. FALL BREAK FUN: ROAD TRIP Pack your bags and hit the road to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this Fall Break. While the Museum’s calendar includes fun ways for fans of all ages to connect every month — like hands-on programs offered Friday to Sunday in the Taylor Swift Education Center — from October 14 to October 23, students can explore the theme of road trip in our galleries and

Make their break a creative adventure

programs. Request a free activity pack full of gallery games, at-home fun, and cool keepsakes when purchasing Museum admission.

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Babies,Toddlers, Preschoolers by Kimberly Blaker

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT

Child Safety

ARE YOU USING THAT CAR SEAT CORRECTLY? It’s our job as mamas and papas to minimize accidents and keep our Littles safe from preventable injuries.

Parenting is stressful enough without having to worry about the equipment you use with your little ones. Keep the following in mind when buying and using child equipment.

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egardless of your approach to parenting, one thing all parents can agree on is child safety. It seems like new recalls on child equipment, and news of another young child injured by equipment occur each week.

Car Seats One situation parents worry about is driving with their baby or child on board. There’s a good reason for this. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents are one of the leading causes of death for young children. As the NHTSA points out, car seats offer your child the best protection in the event of an accident. So it’s essential you have the right equipment and use it correctly. Avoid buying second-hand if possible because a used car seat may not be within its expiration date, and you can’t be sure it hasn’t been in an accident. Both of these factors are critical to your child’s safety in the event of a crash. Also, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation as well as the height and weight limits. The following are the four main types of car seats and how to use them: • REAR-FACING – Babies and toddlers should face the rear as long as possible until they outgrow the height or weight limits specified on the car seat. • FORWARD FACING - Once children outgrow a rear-facing seat, they should stay in a forward-facing seat until they exceed the height or weight limit stated on it. • BOOSTER - Older children who can use a seat belt, but need to sit higher for the seatbelt to fit correctly should use a booster car seat. • SEAT BELT - Once kids are tall enough to sit on the seat with the seat belt in a safe position, a car seat is no longer required.

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In any of these seats, check that the clips or seat belt are in the right place every time. Clips should be clasped at the armpit level. Seat belts should lie across your child’s lap with the top across the chest and shoulder (not across the neck or face). If you’re unsure whether your seat is correctly installed or need help, take it to a fire station or car seat event to check for correct installation. As an extra safety measure, add a tag or sticker with important information about your child and contact information in case of an accident.

Cribs Babies and toddlers spend at least half their day sleeping, often in a crib. So crib safety is vital. Adhere to the following to keep your child safe. Don’t use a crib with drop-down sides. These were banned as of June 2011 for safety reasons. So if buying a previously used crib, check for this feature if you’re not sure when it was made. When buying secondhand, also make sure there are no missing parts or issues with the paint, splintering or loose connections. When your child is in their crib, follow age-based recommendations to avoid SIDS. Babies should be placed on their backs, and mattresses should be flat and firm with a tight-fitting sheet. There should be nothing loose in the crib, such as a blanket, pillow or stuffed toys. Also, make sure no cords or strings are anywhere near the crib, which increases the risk of strangulation. Be aware of heavy art or decorations over the crib as well that could fall. One of the most significant hazards with cribs as your child grows is the risk of falling. Ensure the mattress height is appropriate so your child can’t roll or climb out. When your toddler can climb out, the crib is no longer suitable or safe. So it’s time to change your child’s sleeping arrangement.

Changing Tables As babies grow and can roll around, sit up, stand or play around, it’s more challenging to change their diaper. A safe changing table is es-

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It is essential that you take the time to have the right equipment for your child and to understand how to use it correctly. sential to keep your baby secure and reduce the risk of falls. The table should have a guardrail at least two inches high around it, and the changing pad should have raised sides to prevent easy rolling. A strap with a buckle is recommended to keep your baby secure. But don’t rely on it solely. Also, keep all diaper supplies within reach under the changing table, so you never have to leave your baby’s side. Like any equipment, make sure the changing table is put together correctly and sturdy, and be aware of the manufacturer’s recommended weight limits.

Swings & Rockers Swings and rockers can help soothe a fussy or sleepy baby, especially if they have issues with laying flat like reflux or need a soothing motion to calm them. Swings and rockers are also a handy place to entertain babies while you get things done. But only put a baby in a swing when you’re able to see and be aware of your baby. This type of baby equipment has had many recalls. Some rockers and swings are advertised for sleep and to help with naps. But according to manufacturers and organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and US Consumer Product Safety Commission, swings and rockers aren’t safe for sleeping without supervision. The safest way for babies to sleep is flat on their backs. This type of equipment puts a baby’s head and neck at an angle, which can negatively impact their breathing. Discontinue the use of swings and rockers when your baby can sit up or roll. Also, always follow the recommended weight and height limits.

Strollers Strollers are a useful way to transport children. But anything on wheels carries risk. It’s essential to follow the manufacturer’s stated weight limit

and use strollers according to their directions. Use only jogging-style strollers for running or faster activity. Also, make sure your stroller is set up correctly, and re-tighten bolts and other parts occasionally as well. Check tire alignment and inflation levels regularly, if applicable. If using a car seat with the stroller, only use car seats that are made to go with your specific stroller. Then make sure the seats are correctly installed and securely clicked before using. Never leave your child unattended in a stroller, and always buckle them correctly. Allow only one child per seat and make sure they’re sitting down at all times (unless the stroller has an area designed specifically for standing). When not in motion, use the stroller locks to prevent it from rolling away. Many strollers, particularly jogging strollers, have a wrist strap you should wear in case the stroller does start to move for any reason. To learn more about child equipment safety, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a great resource. It posts recalls, safety recommendations for parents, and equipment safety requirements for manufacturers. It isn’t possible to eliminate all potential risks to children. So the best way to keep children safe is for an adult to be present and aware when equipment is in use. Be sure to check regularly for product recalls. New purchases should come with postcard forms to send back to the company for alerts of any recalls with the product. Also, periodically check equipment to make sure it’s in good shape, and don’t leave young children unsupervised. Kimberly Blaker is a freelance writer, mom and the owner of the online store, Sage Rare & Collectible Books, specializing in out-of-print, scarce, signed and first-editions.

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HELPING A CHILD WITH A DISORDER When worrying gets in the way of a child’s functioning, parents need to get help rather than arranging the child’s life to avoid the triggers.

Anxiety Disorders and Children Kids can make their worries grow simply by paying attention to them — we all can — but the pandemic has exacerbated everything to the point that anxiety is now front and center for kids.

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y daughter was nine years old when she had her first panic attack. She was trembling, out of breath and her heart pounded. These symptoms persisted for almost 10 minutes and nothing I said or did could help her calm down. Because her symptoms occurred before her performance in a class play, though, I dismissed it as stage fright. When she suffered the same symptoms a short time later — this time before a party at her school — I realized something was wrong. Especially when she told me what triggered her intense physical symptoms: she could not stop worrying that something bad would happen to me as I drove to her school. Having some anxiety is a normal part of life for most kids. After all, what child doesn’t feel anxious before taking a test? Or making a presentation in front of the class? And what about trying out for the team? Some children, though, feel worry or fear constantly. According to Margaret Benningfield, M.D., a specialist in anxiety disorders with Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, anxiety disorders involve “intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.” Further, such feelings of anxiety and panic “interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that

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anxiety 9.4 percent of children ages 3 - 17 were diagnosed with anxiety in 2016 - 2019. That’s 5.8 million kids. And since the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of kids with an anxiety disorder is even higher. After visiting the pediatrician, my daughter was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Now she sees a therapist and takes medication to treat her anxiety. Through her experience, I have learned so much about anxiety disorders in children. I’m sharing what I’ve learned below

BOOKS CAN HELP Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents (New Harbinger; 2008) by Ronald M. Rapee, Ph.D., Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Ph.D., Vanessa Cobham, Ph.D. and Heidi Lyneham, Ph.D.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (New Harbinger; 2008)

in hopes of helping other parents and caregivers.

Types of Anxiety Disorder in Children There are several types of anxiety disorders, related to what the worries

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or fears are about, or how children handle them. According to Vanderbilt Health, the most common anxiety disorders in kids include the following:

• Trouble sleeping which may manifest in your child seeming sleepy

• Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is constant worrying about a lot of different things out of proportion to the actual circumstance. • Panic disorders are characterized by sudden, intense fear that leaves a child feeling physically overwhelmed and out of control, even when there is no danger.

or tired during the day • Difficulty concentrating or thinking about a problem over and over again • Unusually irritable and angry • Headaches • Stomachaches

• Separation anxiety is the fear that something bad will happen to a

• Avoiding school or friends because worries are overwhelming

parent or loved one when the child is separated from them. Some

• Trouble calming down after leaving a parent or loved one, or ex-

separation anxiety is a normal developmental phase for babies and toddlers, but not necessarily for older children.

How to Help

• Social anxiety is extreme anxiety and fear of being embarrassed in social situations, like talking with classmates or answering a question in class. It is more than simple shyness.

Symptoms According to the CDC, the most typical symptoms of anxiety disorders in children include: • Showing anxiety or expressing worry or fear on most days

One-in-10 Tennessee Children Struggles with Mental Health

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ccording to the newly released 2022 Kids Count Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data analyzing child and family well-being, Tennessee ranks 36th in overall child well-being. In Tennessee, nearly one in 10 children are diagnosed with anxiety or depression. Between 2016 and 2020, the Data Book reports children across the US aged 3 - 17 were 26 percent more likely to encounter anxiety or depression. This increase represents 1.5 million children who are struggling with mental health. “Mental health is just as important as physical health in a child’s ability to thrive,” says Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation who puts out the Data Book. “As our nation continues to navigate the fallout from the COVID crisis, policymakers must do more to ensure all kids have access to the care and support they need to cope and live full lives,” she adds.

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treme homesickness Talking to your pediatrician is a first step, says Benningfield. This is what we did in my daughter’s case when we visited her doctor. A primary care doctor or mental health specialist can evaluate your child and ensure that your child’s symptoms are caused by anxiety and not another condition, such as trauma. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication are the most accepted treatments to help children overcome an anxiety disorder according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. CBT teaches your child skills and tools to help them feel less anxious and fearful. Through CBT, for instance, my daughter learned to utilize tools like a “worry box”. She’d write down her worry on a piece of paper, then stuff the paper in a box. It was a tangible way to release her fear. Prescription medication may also help. Parents should work closely with a health care provider to manage the use of medication and monitor your child’s response. In addition, pediatricians advocate that parents let their children know they are available to listen whenever their children are ready to talk. Many kids with anxiety believe their parents won’t understand — they also don’t want to worry their parents or disappoint them — and thus, they can work hard to hide their fears. That’s why being ready to listen is so important. My daughter also joined an anxiety disorder support group at her school, allowing her to connect with peers that understand what she’s going through. As well, I have found support talking to other parents of children with anxiety disorders. So many have been supportive and understanding, making me feel less alone. Anxiety is a treatable, manageable condition. As parents, we can help kids with anxiety disorders receive the tools, support and love they need to live their healthiest lives possible. Katy M. Clark is an award-winning writer who contributes to numerous publications around the country.

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Get Spooky With’Em!

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Looking for some fun new ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids this year? How about a neighborhood contest? re you and your kids looking for some new ways to get into the Halloween spirit this year? How about getting the whole neighborhood involved? There are so many spooky traditions to start, so read on to see if one of these wicked ideas grabs you:

scariest, funniest, most creative and more. Hand out a special prize to the winners of each category. MOST GHOULISH YARD Invite everyone in the neighborhood to join in a decorating contest. Categories can be scariest, cutest, silliest and best overall. Set a decorating deadline. Provide

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instructions on a flier so every house in the neighborhood

Pass out fliers inviting all the neighborhood kids to meet

that neighbors should view all the homes after the dead-

at your house an hour before trick-or-treating begins. Give everyone a name tag when they arrive. Then, each child and adult can fill out a voting slip. Include best costume,

can vote for the addresses they like best. Also, mention line so voting works out. Get neighborhood kids to make up fun ‘Scariest House’ and other signs. Then, post them in the yards of the winning homes.

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Halloween! FUNNIEST CARVED PUMPKIN Ask the neighborhood to join you in a carved pumpkin contest. You can schedule a date and time when everyone will meet with their pumpkins at your home or a neighborhood park. Suggest everyone who participates pitch in $2 per pumpkin for a jackpot. To keep it fair, allow only one pumpkin per child. Prepare numbered cards in advance so each pumpkin will have its own number. Then, have everyone fill out a voting slip. The carver of the winning pumpkin gets the jackpot. FUNNIEST HALLOWEEN GAME Hand out fliers to everyone in the neighborhood or on your street to hold a Halloween game day. Ask each participating house to set up a Halloween kids game in their front yard. Participating homes can give out small prizes such as stickers or treats to each kid who plays their game. Kids can wander the neighborhood playing the games for the afternoon. When they’re done, have each child fill out a ballot for the most fun Halloween game. Then, post a chilling homemade sign in the yard of the winner.

Halloween Night Tips Your Home: • Double check and secure festive yard decor so it doesn’t cause trick-or-treaters to take a tumble • If you have anxious pets, know where you’ll put them • Turn on your porch lights / light your pumpkins

SCARIEST SCARECROW Get your neighbors to participate in the scariest scarecrow contest. Set a specific day when the scarecrows should be displayed in everyone’s yards. Have everyone in the neighborhood hand-deliver their vote to you by the end of the day that the scarecrows are set out. Then, deliver a fun Halloween-ish homemade yard sign to the winning home.

• Keep your house steps clear of decorations

Dressing for the Night Little Kids It can get cold in October — or drizzly wet! If you plan

CREEPIEST FOOD Hold a simple neighborhood potluck Halloween party. Each participating family should be instructed to bring a Halloween-themed food or dessert. Place a numbered card next to each dish. Then, have everyone fill out a ballot for the cutest, grossest, funniest and scariest food. Once the winners are announced, take photos of the families next to their creepy food. Then, everyone can dig in and eat the yummy dishes and treats. Kimberly Blaker is a freelance writer and mom. Susan Day is editor of this publication.

to trick-or-treat with a little one in tow, be sure they’re properly bundled up and make sure their costume is trip-free, meaning, there’s plenty of room for their feet to run along without tripping.

Keep Baby Comfy • Add a thin underlayer of clothing if Baby is wearing a thick costume; add a thick underlayer if the costume is thin. • Add gloves and socks to keep hands and feet from getting cold.

Trick-or-Treating Tips • Kids under age 12 should trick-or-treat with an adult, says the American Academy of Pediatrics • Make sure your kid has a cell phone and is committed to answering it if you call; agree to a planned route, plus a time when kids are expected home • Make sure your kids know to stay together • Review your rules: Stay on sidewalks or lawns; no crossing major roads; never assume cars will stop; limit trick-or-treating to your own neighborhood • Check your kids’ candy when they get home



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BEST OF THE MONTH

THINGS TO DO FALL TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR

Oct. 7 - 9 Centennial Park, Nashville Page 37 Discover 150 craft artisans in addition to live demonstrations, kids’ activities and more.

BOO AT THE ZOO

Oct. 14 - 30 Nashville Zoo Page 43 Enjoy fall-themed scenes and activities, trick-or-treating stations for the kids, special animal shows, a Scary-Go-Round carousel and more.

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CELEBRATE NASHVILLE CULTURAL FEST A diversity of cultures at Nashville’s Centennial Park.

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OCTOBER GHOST TOURS Learn about the spooky pasts of Middle TN’s historic sites.

RUTHERFORD PARENT’S FALL KIDS FEST Oct. 22 The Avenue, Murfreesboro Page 49 Kids can have fun with inflatables, the climbing wall, face-painting, a costume parade and more fun activities from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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CARDEN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS

Find a farm near you to visit this fall!

Enjoy this family rendition Oct. 6 - 9 at TPAC’s Polk Theater.

Aerial acrobats and elephants Oct. 7 - 9 at Municipal Auditorium.

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NASHVILLE GREEK FESTIVAL

Oct. 21 - 23 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Page 46 A rich, multi-sensory experience of Greek culture, dance, music, food and more.

SUMNER FEST

Oct. 30 Sanders Ferry Park, Hendersonville Page 53 Sumner County’s hot air balloon festival is set to light up the Hendersonville sky.

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

Oct. 14 - 16 War Memorial Plaza, Nashville Page 43 This three-day celebration of the written word features kids activities, author performers, crafts and character visits.

PUMPKINFEST

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

Oct. 21 - Jan. 2 Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville Page 46 Move virtually from room to room experiencing ancient Egypt in a mesmerizing way befit for a young king.

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Oct. 29 Downtown Franklin Page 53 Autumn-inspired food and drink, fun for kids, live music, costume contests for pets and families, arts & crafts and more in Middle Tennessee’s largest fall festival.

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ON YOUR RADAR

The Preds are back with five home games this month.

Little engineers will love this event at the Discovery Center on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Bring your costumed canines to Cheekwood Oct. 22 - 23.

Fairy-tale villains take over Hendersonville’s Rock Castle on Oct. 23.

Mark your calendars for next month’s select outings.

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DAILY EVENTS SAT 1 FREE WESTMORELAND CAR SHOW

Stroll through a sea of classic, antique and unique cars at Ricky Woodard Park (5310 Austin Peay Hwy., Westmoreland) from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY YOUTH MAGIC GROUP rclstn.org

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

FREE THE PUPPET TRUCK TOUR: HANSEL AND GRETEL library.nashville.org

The classic Brothers Grimm tale is told with puppets at various Nashville Public Library branches, including Bordeaux (4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville) on Oct. 1, Bellevue (720 Baugh Road, Nashville) on Oct. 5, Thompson Lane (380 Thompson Lane, Nashville) on Oct. 11, Inglewood (4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville) on Oct. 15, Donelson (2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville) on Oct. 20, Old Hickory (1010 Jones St., Old Hickory) on Oct. 22 and Madison (610 Gallatin Pike S, Madison) on Oct. 27. Recommended for ages 3 - 8; 10:30 a.m. Run time is 30 minutes.

FREE STORYTIME WITH HEATHER & SHOP DOG MARLEE parnassusbooks.net

Stop in at 10:30 a.m. for storytime at Parnassus Books (3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14, Nashville). There’s a new theme and story each week.

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD adventuresci.org

Follow the story of Little Star, an average star in search of planets for protection, at this planetarium show at Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville). Showings are on Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. Run time is 26 minutes; recommended for ages 3 - 7. Cost is $11 for non-members; $7 for members.

FREE CUMBERLAND RIVER DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 615-837-115 dragonboatnashville.com

Teams compete in a Dragon Boat race to support the Cumberland River Compact at Cumberland Park (2 Titans Way, Nashville) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Race or cheer on the teams and enjoy cultural performances, too.

FREE VETFEST 1-844-838-5469 vetlinx.org

Celebrate military families at a family-friendly festival at Granny White Park (610 Granny White Pike, Brentwood) from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, food trucks, a kid zone, veteran resources and more.

FREE HOME DEPOT KIDS’ WORKSHOP homedepot.com

Kids can head to their local Home Depot on the first Saturday of each month to build a “fire rescue boat” in this workshop from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Reserve your spot online.

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

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

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

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

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL 615-742-2500 nashvillefilmfestival.org

The 53rd annual festival will present more than 125 film screenings, a selection of post-film Q&As and in-depth discussions with filmmakers through Oct. 5. Screenings take place at the Belcourt Theater; TPAC’s Johnson Theater; and the Franklin Theatre.

FREE 11TH ANNUAL ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST

Browse local artists, artisans and craft workers at Hermitage Presbyterian Church (421 Highland View Dr., Hermitage) from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Activities for kids and families make this six-week celebration the perfect time to visit Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville). Highlights include the Pumpkin Village featuring three pumpkin houses, mums & scarecrows throughout the garden, beer garden shows and more Tuesdays - Sundays through Oct. 30. Tickets for nonmembers are $20 for adults, $16 for students, $13 for youth (3 - 17) and free for ages 2 and younger.

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FREE GALLATIN MAIN STREET FESTIVAL downtowngallatin.com

Come to downtown Gallatin to enjoy 200 arts & crafts and food vendors, two live music stages, a large kids area and more from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Enjoy dragon boat races, activities, live music, community education and more at the Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE DISCOVER WHITE HOUSE EXPO & SAFETY DAY

KNIGHTS IN ARMOR

Enjoy activities, food trucks, vendors, crafters, a bike parade, live music, artisans, bike giveaways and Safety Day activities from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at White House City Hall (105 College St., White House). In addition, there will be fun zones with free face painting, balloon twisters and more!

Marvel at European arms and armor at the Frist Art Museum (919 Broadway, Nashville). See full suits of armor, helmets, swords and other weaponry through Oct.10. The Frist is open Mon, Fri and Sat from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Thu from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. Ages 18 and under are free. Adults are $15; Seniors (65+) are $10.

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CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT!

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Bring your little theater-lovers to Nashville Children’s Theatre (25 Middleton St., Nashville) for this Halloween show Oct. 1 - 30. Join a barnyard of animals in this musical treat as they show Farmer Brown that sometimes a little scare can be big fun. Show times are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for youth.

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST

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FREE NASHVILLE PARENT’S PRIVATE SCHOOL FAIR (ONLINE) vprivateschoolfair.com

Nashville Parent Magazine‘s Virtual Private School Fair features daily themes that put you in direct contact with representatives from several Middle Tennessee private schools. Parents looking for an independent education for their child can enjoy giveaways and learn about different school offerings, from academics and athletics to arts programs and financial aid.

FREE THE FROG PRINCE

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Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn maze, animal encounters, wagon & pony rides and more at Lucky Ladd Farms (4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville), Thursdays - Sundays through Nov. 5. Tickets start at $22 online.

Come out to Nashville Public Library (615 Church St., Nashville) every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 8 for Wishing Chair Productions’ musical telling of The Frog Prince, featuring the Tichenor Marionettes. Presented in the Children’s Theater at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. For ages 3 - 10.

FREE LUNCH WITH CHARACTERS!

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

Come out to Plaza Mariachi (3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville) on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Activities include character lunches, face painting, a sing-along with Rachel Rodriguez and more.

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

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THINGS TO DO FREE CELEBRATE NASHVILLE CULTURAL FESTIVAL

FREE THE APPLE TRUCK TOUR

Enjoy a variety of dance and musical performances, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, a marketplace and more from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave., Nashville).

The Apple Truck, an Ann Arbor-based traveling food truck that delivers farmfresh apples and cider from Michigan, is stopping by Gil’s Ace Hardware in Smyrna from 8:30 - 10 a.m.; Ace Donelson Hardware in Nashville from 1 - 2:30 p.m.; and RiverGate Mall in Goodlettsville from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

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LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS 615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

The Lane Motor Museum (702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville) has more than 580 cars and motorcycles in its collection, but only space to display about 150 cars at any given time. While visitors can always explore the upstair’s collection, a vault tour takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. and provides an opportunity for guests to view all of the other cars in the collection stored downstairs. Cost is $10 (in addition to museum admission, which is $3 for kids and $12 for adults); tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

NATIONAL BANANA PUDDING FESTIVAL

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Enjoy two days of entertainment on two stages, arts, crafts, food, games, activities for kids and — of course — Banana Pudding on Oct. 1 - 2! Stroll through the “Puddin’ Path” and taste different puddings made by local nonprofits. Takes place at the Hickman County AG Pavilion and Fairground (979 Grinders Switch Road, Centerville). Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 - 18 (free for kids under 5).

CINDERELLA AT THE BELCOURT belcourt.org/films/cinderella

See a showing of the original Disney classic, Cinderella, at The Belcourt Theatre (2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville). Showings are Oct. 1 - 2 at 12 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 - $12.50.

FREE READING PAWS 615-862-5785

Children ages 5 - 12 are welcome to come and read to a furry friend the first Saturday of each month at Nashville Public Main Library (615 Church St., Nashville) from 1 - 3 p.m. Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Call to register. Check in at the Children’s Dept. desk upon arrival.

FREE DANCE PARTY WITH RACHEL SUMNER 615-862-5862

Dance to music and rhythms with children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner from 2 - 3 p.m. at the Hermitage Library (3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage). For Prek - 4th grade, Rachel will teach everyone to dance the twist, a hula, the monkey, the swim and more.

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THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

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The Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1 features entertainment, cultural

exhibitions, crafts and goods for sale and — most deliciously — food from around the world. Come out to Nashville Children’s Theatre (25 MiddleFRIGHT LIGHT LASER SHOW HERMITAGE ton St., Nashville) on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 2. 615-862-5160 GHOST TOURS This adaptation for a current generation adventuresci.org thehermitage.com brings new life to the story of Anne This family-friendly concert features Embark on a spooky voyage at Andrew Frank, a 13-year-old Jewish girl who lasers, pumpkins, skeletons, spiders Jackson’s Hermitage (4580 Rachel’s lived through the 1942 Nazi occupation and more performing Halloween clasLane, Hermitage) at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 of Holland. In addition, the show is sics at Adventure Science Center (800 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday accompanied by the exhibit, Let Me Be Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville) from 6:15 through Nov. 6. Experience the manMyself: The Story of Anne Frank. Starts - 7 p.m. Cost is $11 for non-members; sion, grounds and cemetery by lantern at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $7 for members. In addition, the planlight. Along the way, guides in period $20 for youth. etarium hosts Nightwatch and Dark clothing will explore tragedies that beUniverse, shows that highlight the fell the Jackson family. Recommended stars, Thursdays - Mondays. for ages 13 and older. Cost is $40. FAMILY CAMP OUT owlshill.org/family-camp-out

Camp out for a night at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary (545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood) starting at 4:30 p.m. There will be marshmallow roasts, owl presentations, guided night hikes and breakfast in the morning. Bring your tent, s’more fixings and camping chairs. Cost is $80 per family of four. Check-out is 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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

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

ETON JOHN & TIM RICE’S AIDA IN CONCERT 615-782-4040 tpac.org

Presented by TPAC and Studio Tenn, performances are at 7 p.m. in TPAC’s Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Tickets start at $50.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT AT SUMMIT SPORTS CENTER

This candlelit event features stories from those who now reside at the Gallatin City Cemetery (250 Cemetery Ave., Gallatin). Tours begin at 5 p.m. and new tours start every five minutes until 10 p.m. Each tour will take approximately one hour. Cost is $12-$16.

Drop the kids off for a well-deserved parent’s night out on select Saturdays from 6 - 10 p.m. at Summit Sports Center (2015 Johnson Industrial Blvd., Nolensville). Kids will enjoy pizza and refreshments along with playing in the obstacle course, bounce house, foam pit, in-ground trampolines and more. Cost is $40 per child.

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BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL 615-696-1300 bellwitchfallfestival.com

Come to Adams Bell School Grounds (7617 Hwy 41N, Adams) at 7 p.m. First, experience Smoke: A Ballad of the Night Riders, a musical depicting the emotional ride of the Hartley Family during the Tobacco Wars, Sept 29 - Oct. 8. Then, the festival culminates with Spirit: The Authentic History of the Bell Witch of Tennessee, produced on the grounds of the Bell School (the very land settled by John Bell and where the hauntings took place), Oct. 13 - 22. Tickets start at $30.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL tpac.org

GLOW IN THE PARK

615-610-9500 myadventurepark.com

SUMNER CANDLELIGHT CEMETERY TOUR

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

Based on the Julia Roberts-Richard Gere movie about a meeting between a sex worker and a disillusioned businessman, Pretty Woman: The Musical comes to Nashville Sept. 27 - Oct. 2 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Tickets start at $33.

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GHOSTS OF GALLATIN HAUNTED TOUR

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Whether it’s manifestations, murder, mayhem or a mischievous mannequin, guests can expect a fun and entertaining time at the Sumner County Courthouse (100 Public Sq., Gallatin) at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 & younger.

HISTORY AFTER DARK TOUR AT SAM DAVIS HOME 615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

Walk the dimly lit halls and hear stories of the haunted past at Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna). Trek to the Davis family cemetery by lantern light and sit around the fire to roast marshmallows. Cost is $25; tours start at 7 p.m. Must be 13 or older.

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THINGS TO DO CHUCK E. CHEESE SENSORY-SENSITIVE SUNDAYS chuckecheese.com

On each first Sunday, Chuck E. Cheese’s near Rivergate Mall (2070 Gallatin Road N, Madison) opens two hours early from 9 - 11 a.m. for children with autism and other special needs.

HOLST’S THE PLANETS WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY nashvillesymphony.org

See Holst’s sonic, celestial showpiece, The Planets – one of classical music’s most exciting and beloved works – performed by the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). The concert also features Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Tickets start at $25.

FREE FALL STAR PARTY 615-862-8555 wpnc@nashville.gov

Meet astronomers for stargazing and examining constellations through telescopes from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville). Call or email to register.

SUN 2

Urban Air Adventure Park (4331 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory) is transformed into a calmer atmosphere for kids with special needs and sensory processing difficulty the first Sunday of each month from 9 - 11 a.m.

HOLST’S THE PLANETS WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

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615-987-0102 skyzone.com

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

CINDERELLA AT THE BELCOURT See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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

FREE LEGO BUILDING FUN

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT! See Saturday, Oct. 1.

Play around with provided LEGOs, Duplos and Mega Bloks at Green Hills Library (3701 Benham Ave., Nashville) from 2 - 4:30 p.m. For ages 2 - 12.

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

Stroll through rows of classic and antique vehicles at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Road, Franklin) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration for the rainor-shine event will be open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the trophies and awards will immediately follow.

KNIGHTS IN ARMOR

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN

LITTLE LEAPERS

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SENSORY-FRIENDLY JUMP urbanair.com

There are lots of spooky ghost tours this month, including The Hermitage every Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and Sam Davis Home on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14 - 22.

FREE 33RD ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NATIONAL BANANA PUDDING FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE SC HOME GAMES NashvilleSC.com

Cheer on the “Boys in Gold” as they take on Houston Dynamo at GEODIS Park (501 Benton Ave., Nashville).

TENNESSEE TITANS VS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Cheer on the Titans at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville). Kick off is at noon.

PUMPKIN PATCHES & CORN MAZES! BOTTOM VIEW FARM

185 Wilkerson Lane, Portland 615-325-7017 bottomviewfarm.com Open daily thru Oct. 31: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10 (2 and younger are free)

Train rides, hay rides to the pumpkin patch, rolled hay maze, jumping pillow, pedal tractors, ice cream parlor and other activities.

BOYD’S PUMPKIN PATCH

1425 Hwy. 76, Clarksville 931-216-8250 boydspumpkinpatch.com Open daily thru Nov. 1: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. $2 - $5 per pumpkin ($15 - $45 for giants); corn maze is $5 ages 6+ Pumpkins for sale, corn maze, gourds and winter squashes.

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CEDARWOOD FARMS

2900 Old Nashville Hwy. McMinnville 931-939-3960 cedarwoodfarmstn.com Open thru Oct. 31: Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fri 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m. $14 adults, $12 kids 3+

Pick-your-own pumpkins, corn maze, pumpkin train, super slides, pedal car track, Jump Pad, petting zoos and more.

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST

1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org Open thru Oct. 30: Tues – Sun 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Two life-sized pumpkin houses, pumpkin patch, thousands of colorful mums in the gardens and special events.

GENTRY’S FARM

1974 Hwy. 96 W., Franklin 615-794-4368 gentryfarm.com Open Oct. 1 – 31 Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m., Mon 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. $10; ages 2 – 65

A four-acre corn maze, wagon rides, tractor playground, spider web, tire swings, farm games and more.

GRANDADDY’S FARM

454 Highland Ridge Road Estill Springs 931-327-4080 grandaddysfarm.com Open thru Oct. 29: Tues – Thurs 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri 11:30 a.m. 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. $15.95; Tues – Fri, Sat is $17.95

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, duck races, storybook trail, expanded animal corral, tire mountain and more.

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HONEYSUCKLE HILL FARM

1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield 615-382-7593 honeysucklehillfarm.com Open thru Oct. 30: Sat 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m. Weekday $13.95 at gate; weekends $17.95 at gate Pig races, pumpkin patch, corn maze, cow train, petting zoo, pumpkin cannon and more.

KELLER’S CORNY COUNTRY 542 Firetower Road, Dickson 615-441-4872 kellerscornycountry.com Open Oct. 1 – 31: Fri & Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10 ages 2+, $8 seniors

Festivities include a jumping pillow, corn pit, pumpkin patch, zip lines, playground equipment, hayrides, a barrel train, corn maze and more.


THINGS TO DO ELTON JOHN

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See the final tour of Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, as he stops by to perform at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville). Tickets start at $52 and show starts at 8 p.m.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

MON 3 EARLY EXPLORERS adventuresci.org

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

FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES library.nashville.org

Songs, activities and lots of early literacy fun on Monday mornings at multiple Nashville Public Library branches. Participating branches include the Main Library (9:30 and 10:30 a.m.), Inglewood (10 and 11 a.m.), Bellevue (10:15 a.m.), Donelson, East, Edmondson Pike, Green Hills, Old Hickory and Richland Park (10:30 a.m.).

SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Kids can learn beginning, intermediate and advanced chess strategies at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood). Happens from 5 - 6 p.m. and 6:15 7:15 p.m. For ages 6 - 12; cost is $10. Must register.

LUCKY LADD FARMS

4374 Rocky Glade Road Eagleville 615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com Oct. 3 – Nov. 5: Thurs – Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m. $17 – $35 depending on date/ activity

Petting zoo, pumpkin patch, fish pond, tricycle race track, corn maze, pony rides, Toddler Town playground, tractor train, tire mountain, duck races, pony swings and more.

LYON FAMILY FARMS

130 Bellview Road, Taft 931-438-9938 lyonfamilyfarms.com Open thru Oct. 30: Wed – Thurs 1 - 7 p.m., Fri 1 - 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 7 p.m. Tickets start at $17.95 You-pick pumpkins, petting zoo, slides, a corn maze, tractor rides, ziplining, a playground for the kids and more.

KNIGHTS IN ARMOR

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE SUNSET MOVIE: MEAN GIRLS assemblyfoodhall.com

Come out for a free movie on the Skydeck of Assembly Food Hall (5055 Broadway Pl., Nashville). Mean Girls (rated PG-13) starts at 7:30 p.m.

TUE 4 FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES library.nashville.org

Songs, stories and early literacy fun at multiple Nashville Public Library branches, including Bordeaux, Edgehill, Green Hills, Hadley Park, Hermitage, Southeast and Thompson Lane at 10:30 a.m. For ages 0 - 5.

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

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

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

615-893-7439

A children’s class (ages 3 - 5) with physically active games on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 p.m. at Patterson Park Community Center (521 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Murfreesboro). The instructor plays music and plays games, too. Cost is $3.

FREE COURTYARD CONCERTS: THE WANNABEATLES

AMC DISCOUNT TUESDAYS

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT

Movie fans can see a movie at any AMC Theatre for $5 plus tax on Tuesdays. It allows AMC Stubs’ program members — free to join — to see any available showtimes at the discounted rate.

MCCULLY’S AMAZIN’ ACRES

2857 Old Kentucky Road N, Sparta 931-761-2971 amazinacres.com Open thru Nov. 6: Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 1:30 - 7 p.m. $14.95+tax Pumpkins, three corn mazes, hayrides and more (12 & younger can select a three-to-six-pound pumpkin free with paid farm admission).

SHUCKLES CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH AT FIDDLE DEE FARM

7526 Swift Road, Greenbrier 615-669-6293 shucklescornmaze.com Open thru Oct. 30: Sat 10 a.m. 9 p.m., Sun 12 - 8 p.m. $12.76 ages 3+

Home to the 10-acre Shuckles Corn Maze, the farm boasts more than 30 activities, including the Hey, Hey Hayride, pumpkins galore, a 40-foot super slide, magic shows and more.

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BUSY BEES CLASS FOR KIDS

An all-ages storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Linebaugh Library (105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro), complete with stories, songs and a puppet show!

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FREE LA VERGNE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

See The WannaBeatles perform live in the courtyard of Nashville Public Library (615 Church St., Nashville) from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. The band will entertain with music, comedy and original material to create a different kind of Beatles experience.

rclstn.org

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

The La Vergne Police Department is hosting this event at Veterans Memorial Park (115 Floyd Mayfield Dr., La Vergne) from 6 - 8 p.m. The community is invited to come out to the park and spend a fun-filled evening with neighbors, the La Vergne Police Department and the La Vergne Fire Department.

615-862-5800

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST

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

Children ages 5 - 12 can improve their literacy skills by reading with Biscuit the therapy dog for 15 minutes between 3 - 4 p.m. at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood). Sign up for your time online.

WALDEN PUMPKIN FARM

8653 Rocky Fork Road, Smyrna 615-220-2918 waldenpumpkinfarm.com Open thru Oct. 31: Thurs and Fri 2 - 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m. Admission is free, but activities are paid for with Walden Bucks

Pumpkin patches, hay rides, activity area, pumpkin train, sand art, face painting, food and more.

WILSON FAMILY FARM

4809 Byrd Lane, College Grove 615-202-4805 thewilsonfamilyfarm.com Open thru Oct. 30: Fri – Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily Oct. 8 – 16 $12 ages 2+

Pick-your-own pumpkin patches, an eight-acre corn maze, cow train ride, hayride, pumpkin cannon and more.

nashvilleparent.com

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

WED 5 FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES library.nashville.org

Early literacy fun for littles at multiple Nashville Public Library branches: including Hermitage (10 and 11 a.m.), Bellevue (10:15 a.m.), Green Hills, Goodlettsville, the Main Library, Inglewood and Richland Park (10:30 a.m.).

FREE THE PUPPET TRUCK TOUR: HANSEL AND GRETEL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE FIRST WEDNESDAYS AT NMAAM 615-301-8724 nmaam.org

Enjoy a day at the National Museum of African American Music (510 Broadway, Nashville) every first Wednesday of each month with free admission from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY AT SOAC townofsmyrna.org

Join Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E, Smyrna) to discover something wild about the natural world on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. You may meet a SOAC animal or enjoy a nature-based activity.

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

Kids ages 8 - 12 can learn coding through online programs including Fiero Code and Scratch, play games and learn about technology from 4:30 5 p.m. in Brentwood Library’s Learning Lab (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood). Registration required.

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THINGS TO DO KNIGHTS IN ARMOR

FRI 7

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD

FREE THE FROG PRINCE

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

Kick off the weekend at Cheekwood Thursday evenings from 5 - 9 p.m. through October 27 with musical performances, regionallysourced food and spirits, lawn games and wellness classes. Tickets are $25 for members and $45 for non members.

FREE MONSTER MOVIE NIGHT: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 615-862-5854

Get into the Halloween spirit at Bellevue Library (720 Baugh Road, Nashville) with a classic monster movie every Thursday in October at 6 p.m. Tonight’s flick is Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). Popcorn and drinks are provided.

A beautiful princess, handsome prince and glass slipper come together on stage for Nashville Ballet’s family-friendly rendition of Cinderella, running Oct. 6 - 9. EARTH, WIND & FIRE

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FREE NASHVILLE BALLET’S BORREGUITA AND THE COYOTE

LOVE OF DOGS BENEFIT CONCERT

Bring your Littles ages 3 - 5 to Goodlettsville Library (205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville) for this delightfully clever ballet that educates children on the importance of using wisdom in tricky situations. Happens at 10:30 a.m.

See the band perform live at FirstBank Amphitheater (4525 Graystone Quarry Lane, Franklin). Tickets start at $49.50 and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

PedigreeFoundation.org

615-205-2500

Enjoy this concert featuring country artists Runaway June at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Road, Franklin) from 6 - 10 p.m. Tickets are $375.

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

THU 6

615-459-2553

HOMESCHOOL DAY: SCIENCE OF SOUND AT RCA STUDIO B

countrymusichalloffame.org

Conducted at Historic RCA Studio B at the Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville), this program shares the history of the studio and the songs recorded there by artists like Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and Charley Pride. Students will explore engineering in a real-world setting. Starts at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for non-members.

FREE ITTY BITTY STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH rclstn.org

A special storytime for ages 0 - 23 months Thursdays at Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) from 10 - 10:30 a.m. Itty Bitty Storytimes include stories, fingerplays, lap bounces, tickles, scarves and songs.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

EARLY LEARNERS: THE NOT-SO-SCARY-MONSTERS Ages 2 - 6 can join for spooky-themed fun learning all about these creatures through crafts and a story at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E, Smyrna) from 1 - 2 p.m. Cost is $2, register online.

FREE GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB 615-893-4131 rclstn.org

An after-school computer science program for all 3rd - 5th graders (it’s not just for girls)! Program happens Thursdays from 4 - 4:45 p.m. at Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro).

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

Come out to at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) for a freewheeling “crafternoon” where you can make what you imagine with plenty of supplies. Happens from 4 - 5 p.m. For grades 3 - 5.

FREE MOVIES ON THE LIBRARY LAWN: ENCANTO 615-862-5860

Bring the family out to the lawn of East Branch Library (206 Gallatin Ave., Nashville) for Halloween-themed movies starting at 6:30 p.m.

NASHVILLE BALLET’S CINDERELLA tpac.org

Featuring live music by the Nashville Symphony, this enchanting production by Nashville Ballet returns to TPAC’s Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville) Oct. 6 - 9. Inspired by the beloved fairytale classic, this tale blends beauty, humor and a little bit of magic to tell a story that transcends generations and never grows old. Tickets start at $35.

FREE NASHVILLE OKTOBERFEST

615-205-2500 thenashvilleoktoberfest.com

Listen to music, eat some delicious food, drink German beer, check out the Tennessee arts and crafts, slide down the beer slide and play with little ones in the Kids Zone Oct. 6 - 9 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville).

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHOIR OF MURFREESBORO murfreesborotn.gov

For ages 8 - 18, Thursday nights from 6 - 7:15 p.m. at Patterson Park Community Center (521 D.r Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Murfreesboro). Cost is $25; register online.

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

nashvilleparent.com

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE STORYTIME AT STONES RIVER TOWN CENTRE rclstn.org

An all-ages storytime presented by Linebaugh Library at Books-A-Million (1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro) on the first Friday of every month from 10 - 10:30 a.m.

FREE TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS

tlaird@murfreesborotn.gov

Bring your little ones 5 and younger to Sports*Com (2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro) for this class on Saturday mornings from 10 - 11 a.m. The focus is on body part recognition and cognitive skill development. Cost is $3.

FREE TREAT YO’ SELF: I DREAM OF BUTTERCREAM 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Learn about buttercream and frost your own cupcake at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood). Create several kinds of buttercream, practice piping and decorate cupcakes from 4 - 5 p.m. For ages 11 - 14

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE FALL TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR

615-736-760 tennesseecraft.org

Excite your senses Oct. 7 - 9 on Centennial Park’s lower lawn (2500 West End Ave., Nashville). Explore work by up-and-comers in the “Emerging Makers Tent,” watch regional artisans creating new art in the “Demonstration Tent.” Another popular place is the “Kids’ Tent,” where young artists have a space to create hands-on crafts and participate in live performances.

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

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

KNIGHTS IN ARMOR See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE BALLET’S CINDERELLA See Thursday, Oct. 6.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE NASHVILLE OKTOBERFEST See Thursday, Oct. 6.

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THINGS TO DO FREE GALLATIN CRUISE-IN

KEITH URBAN

Cruise in to the downtown Gallatin square with your antique, classic or just unusual car! This is a family friendly event with 60s’ music playing as you view the cars from 5 - 8 p.m.

See Keith Urban during his “The Speed of Now World Tour” at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Tickets start at $24; show starts at 7 p.m.

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REESE WITHERSPOON: BUSY BETTY 615-782-4040 tpac.org

Join Reese Witherspoon at TPAC’s Johnson Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville) to celebrate the release of her first kids book, Busy Betty! Tickets start at $61.75; show starts at 6 p.m.

FREE FRANKLIN ART CRAWL artscouncilwc.org/art-crawl

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

FREE (NEARLY) FULL MOON FALL FAMILY HIKE wpnc@nashville.gov

Bring dinner and your sense of adventure to Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) as you enjoy a stroll to watch the nearly full moon rise from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Then hike back to the campfire for dinner and s’mores. Email to register.

AN EVENING WITH POINT OF GRACE & FRIENDS franklintheatre.com

Christian music group, Point of Grace, will perform live at The Franklin Theatre (419 Main St., Franklin). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $25.

CARDEN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS SPECTACULAR spectacularcircus.com

The circus is coming to Municipal Auditorium (417 4th Ave. N, Nashville) Oct. 7 - 9, featuring feats of athleticism with aerial acrobats to magnificent elephants and tigers. Come an hour early for pre-show activities including elephant, camel and horse rides, inflatables and face painting. Tickets are $17 - $22.

FREE FRIDAY FILMS library.nashville.org

Start the weekend off with a film from Nashville Public Library’s collection. Movies show at the Main Library (615 Church St., Nashville) at 3:30 p.m. and the Bordeaux Library’s (4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville) Halloween movies start at 2 p.m. Snacks provided.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

HISTORY AFTER DARK TOUR AT SAM DAVIS HOME See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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FREE MT. JULIET MOVIES IN THE PARK: MONSTER HOUSE 615-758-6522 mjparksandrec.org

Bring your blankets for a familyfriendly movie at Charlie Daniels Park amphitheater (1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet). Film starts at 8:40 p.m.

SAT 8 FREE BIRD WALK: BIRDS OF THE HARPETH RIVER GREENWAY wpnc@nashville.gov nashville.gov

Join Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) from 7 - 9 a.m. to explore the Greenway area of the Little Harpeth River for resident and migrating birds. For ages 12 and older. Email to register.

FREE TENNESSEE APPLE AND ALLTHINGS FALL FESTIVAL

Come out to the Carden International Circus Spectacular for aerial acrobats and magnificent elephants, Oct. 7 - 9 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Explore where apples grow at this festival at Morning Glory Orchard (7690 Nolensville Pike, Nolensville) from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, corn hole, dip painting, fall photo-ops, chicken feeding, mini orchard tours, fresh orchard air and more.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY YOUTH MAGIC GROUP See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE THE FROG PRINCE See Saturday, Oct. 1.

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT!

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Free pumpkin for kids up to age 9 at the Streets of Indian Lake Shopping Center (300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enjoy pumpkin painting, live music, a kids play zone, fire engine, costume & dance contests for prizes, magic show, food trucks and artisan vendors.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD

This festival features vendors, music, food trucks, a dog costume contest and a silent auction at Charlie Daniels Park (1100 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mount Juliet) from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

FREE READ WITH SHILOH

FREE ARTS & CRAFT FAIR AT BOWIE NATURE PARK

Children ages 5 - 12 can improve literacy skills by reading with Shiloh the therapy dog for 20 minutes between 12 and 2 p.m. at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood). Sign up for your time slot online.

Get crafty at Bowie Nature Park (7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is a great day to shop for the holidays. There will be vendors and multiple food trucks on site.

See Saturday, Oct. 1. See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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FREE HENDERSONVILLE PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL

FREE A DOGGONE GOOD OLD TIME

BLINGED-OUT BANDANAS countrymusichalloffame.org

Kids can create their own rock & roll bandana with sparkle, fringe and design features at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Happens from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Included with museum admission; free to museum members.

rross@fairview-tn.org bowiepark.org

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FRIGHT LIGHT LASER SHOW See Saturday, Oct. 1.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE LUNCH WITH CHARACTERS!

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE BILINGUAL SONG & STORY TIME

FREE FALL TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR

Little ones will learn about the Latino culture through stories, music and movement at Madison Public Library (610 Gallatin Pike S, Madison) at 10:30 a.m.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING

The Caverns (555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham) presents its inaugural festival, featuring Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters and Yonder Mountain String Band, plus camping, cave tours, food trucks, local vendors and more Oct. 8 - 9.

KNIGHTS IN ARMOR

FREE NASHVILLE OKTOBERFEST

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See Friday, Oct. 7.

See Saturday, Oct. 1. See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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THINGS TO DO FREE COMMUNITY DAY AT GLEN LEVEN FARM 615-244-5263 give.landtrusttn.org

Explore the changes fall brings to The Land Trust for Tennessee’s 64-acre Glen Leven Farm (4000 Franklin Pike, Nashville) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn more about pumpkins in the garden, check out the fall colors on the nature trail and don’t forget to meet the miniature donkeys before you leave!

FREE FARM DAY AT BELLS BEND PARK 615-862-4187

This year’s festivities at Bells Bend Park (4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville) will include farm animals, hay and carriage rides, demonstrations, workshops, a tractor and machinery show, music and local vendors from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

SUNSET KAYAK FLOAT townofsmyrna.org

Come out to Sharp Springs Natural Area (1000 Espey Dr., Smyrna) for a family float on the water from 5 - 7 p.m. Boats, PFD’s, paddles, and headlamps provided; bug spray is recommended. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5. Register online.

MURDER, MEDICINE, & MOURNING AT WYNNEWOOD 615-452-7070

Come see Wynnewood State Historic Site (210 Old Highway 25, Castalian Springs) set for mourning; hear about Victorian mourning customs and learn about the many untimely deaths of the Wynne family. Happens from 6 - 10 p.m. Cost is $10 - $15.

NERF WARS AT MPACT SPORTS mpactsports.com/nerfwars

Community Nerf Wars at Mpact Sports (121 Seaboard Lane, Suite 1, Franklin) happen twice a month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Price is $10 per warrior. Bring your Nerf Gun (available to purchase also) and protective eyewear.

NASHVILLE BALLET’S CINDERELLA See Thursday, Oct. 6.

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

CARDEN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS SPECTACULAR See Friday, Oct. 7.

SUN 9 LITTLE LEAPERS See Sunday, Oct. 2.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, Oct. 1.

Explore the changes fall brings to life on the farm on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Nashville’s Glen Leven Farm! Learn about pumpkins, check out the colors on the nature trail and don’t forget to say, “Hi” to the mini-donkeys before you leave! FREE FALL TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR See Friday, Oct. 7.

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT! See Saturday, Oct. 1.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN See Sunday, Oct. 2.

EMBELLISHED INSTRUMENTS countrymusichalloffame.org

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

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

JAPANESE MOON VIEWING cheekwood.org

Enjoy demonstrations, origami and activities celebrating Japanese culture at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville) from 4 - 9 p.m. Cost for nonmembers is $20 for adults, $16 for students (with ID), $13 for youth (3-17) and free for ages 2 and younger.

FREE NASHVILLE OKTOBERFEST See Thursday, Oct. 6.

CAVEFEST

See Saturday, Oct. 8.

NASHVILLE BALLET’S CINDERELLA See Thursday, Oct. 6.

CARDEN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS SPECTACULAR

TUE 11 FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

FREE INVESTIGATING INSECTS

Search under the leaves, among the flowers and beneath the rocks to see what insects you can find at Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

See Friday, Oct. 7.

FREE THE PUPPET TRUCK TOUR: HANSEL AND GRETEL

FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS AT THE FRIST ART MUSEUM

MON 10

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

Enjoy family tours, gallery experiences and a visit to the Martin ArtQuest Gallery on the second Sunday of the month at Frist Art Museum (919 Broadway, Nashville). Tours meet at the information desk at 1:15 p.m. Multisensory exploration stations are available from 1 to 3 p.m. Martin ArtQuest Gallery is open every Sunday from 1 to 5:30 p.m.

EARLY EXPLORERS

KNIGHTS IN ARMOR See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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FREE LEGO BUILDING FUN See Sunday, Oct. 2.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

See Saturday, Oct. 1. See Saturday, Oct. 1.

See Monday, Oct. 3.

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT

FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES

AMC DISCOUNT TUESDAYS

See Monday, Oct. 3.

See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

SPARK! AT DISCOVERY CENTER

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST

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Come out to Discovery Center (502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro) for this program for ages 1 - 6 and their caregivers to enjoy hands-on exploratory STEAM learning and play from 9 - 11 a.m. Cost is $2 plus admission ($8).

See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

WED 12 TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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THINGS TO DO FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES See Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE HOW TO JOURNAL wpnc@nashville.gov

Learn the importance of journaling to naturalists and how journaling is science at Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Use observation skills to draw something in nature as accurately as possible. Email to register.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS: SUPER SQUIRRELS 615-370-4672 owlshill.org

Young children ages 3 - 5 years old (with an adult) will explore the natural world at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary (545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood) from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery, crafts and outdoor exploration. Single-day registration is available for $16/pair.

FREE READING PAWS OLD HICKORY 615-862-5869

Join a trained reading dog between 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Old Hickory Library (1010 Jones St., Old Hickory). Pick a book from the library or bring your own. Call to reserve your spot.

FREE BORDEAUX FALL FEST 615-862-5856

Enjoy an afternoon of fun for the entire family at Bordeaux Branch Library (4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville) from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. There are games to play, lots of prizes to win, arts & craft stations and yummy treats to eat!

CANDLELIGHT: AN EVENING OF HALLOWEEN CLASSICS

Enjoy a string quartet performing Halloween classics — such as “Thriller,” Stranger Things” and “Beetlejuice” — under the gentle glow of candlelight at 14Tenn (1410 51st Ave. N, Nashville). Performances are Oct. 12 and 26 at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

THU 13 LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE HOMESCHOOL SERIES AT WILDERNESS STATION 615-217-3017

Help your student explore their world through science at the Wilderness Station (401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro) from 10 - 11:30 a.m. There will be two classes for ages 5 - 8 and 9 - 12 with hands-on demonstrations. Register online. Cost is $5.

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The Nashville Predators play their home opener Thursday, Oct. 13 at Bridgestone Arena against the Dallas Stars. Five of Nashville’s seven games in the opening month of the season will be played at Bridgestone. FREE STORY TIME WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

FREE GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

A music and storytelling performance that includes live music from two Nashville Symphony musicians, storybooks with a storyteller and active listening and movement activities at Donelson Library (2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville) from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

FREE MONSTER MOVIE NIGHT: THE WOLF MAN

615-862-5859

FREE CRAFTERNOON AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY See Thursday, Oct. 6.

FREE MAP AND COMPASS FAMILY ADVENTURE wpnc@nashville.gov

Use a compass to find your way through creeks, forests and fields on this cross-country family adventure at Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Email to register.

BUSY BEES CLASS FOR KIDS See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

EARLY LEARNERS AT SOAC

Little ones ages 2 - 6 can join a handson lesson with the help of pumpkins at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E, Smyrna), from 1 - 2 p.m. Cost is $2, register online.

615-862-5854

Get into the Halloween spirit at Bellevue Library (720 Baugh Road, Nashville) with a classic monster movie every Thursday in October at 6 p.m. Tonight’s flick is The Wolf Man (1941). Popcorn and drinks are provided.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, Oct. 6.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS SEASON OPENER

Come see the Preds play at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville).

FREE ALL ACCESS NIGHT AT DISCOVERY CENTER explorethedc.org

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

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHOIR OF MURFREESBORO See Thursday, Oct. 6.

FREE MOVIES ON THE LIBRARY LAWN: WILLOW

FREE FALL CRAFT SPECTACULAR 615-862-8539

See Thursday, Oct. 6.

615-862-5860

Come out to Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (1900 Davidson St., Nashville) for a crafting day with all sorts of fun projects and crafts to get into the spirit of fall! Happens from 2 - 3 p.m.

Bring the family out to the lawn of East Branch Library (206 Gallatin Ave., Nashville) for Halloween-themed movies starting at 6:30 p.m.

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BOOZE AT THE ZOO nashvillezoo.org

Parents can let their inner child out at this 21+ tasting event at Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville). Take a stroll through the Trick-or-Treat Trail, explore festive scenes, then meet Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin for some classic jokes and sassy one-liners. Plus, enjoy free rides on the carousel and zip line all night. Cost is $79.

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

CLAUDIA OSHRY: NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS 615-782-4040 tpac.org

See entertainment personality and media entrepreneur Claudia Oshry perform live at TPAC’s Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Tickets start at $35 and show starts at 8 p.m.

FRI 14 FREE TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS See Friday, Oct. 7.

COOL CARS AND DRIVABLE DESIGNS

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Kids ages 5 and older can design their own car from everyday materials from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Attendees will explore the vehicles on view in the museum galleries, including Elvis Presley’s “Solid Gold” Cadillac. Included with museum admission; free to museum members.


THINGS TO DO FREE SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

BOO AT THE ZOO

One of the oldest literary festivals in the country returns to War Memorial Plaza (Union St., Nashville) Oct. 14 - 16, featuring panels, readings and discussions from about 200 authors. This free event features performance stages, food trucks and more than 60 publishers and booksellers.

Enjoy fall-themed scenes and activities, trick-or-treating for kids, special animal shows and more at Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville) Oct. 14 - 30 from 5 - 9 p.m. The event is geared for children ages 2 - 12. Cost for ages 2 and older is $18 Mondays Thursdays and $21 Fridays - Sundays.

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FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY THEATRE CRAWL

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org/boo

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS

FREE FRIDAY FILMS

BOOST GYMNASTICS OPEN GYM

See Friday, Oct. 7. See Friday, Oct. 7.

NASHVILLE MAC N’ CHEESE FESTIVAL

macandcheesefestival.com

Enjoy the world’s most comforting dish at First Horizon Park (19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville). Sample more than 30 kinds from top chefs and food vendors; great wines and ciders to sample; and live bands and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets range from $20 – $40. Kids under 12 get in free!

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN circleplayers.net

Presented by Circle Players, this monster musical comedy comes to the Looby Theatre (2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville) Oct. 14 - 30, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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

GHOST TOURS AT SAM DAVIS HOME

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

Bring the family for spooky fun at Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna) Oct. 14 - 15 and 21 - 22 from 6 - 10 p.m. Jump on the hayride to begin your tour, then enter the historic house after dark and hear about some of the creepy encounters that have taken place over the years. Last tour begins at 9 p.m. Cost is $10 - $15.

rutherfordartsalliance.org

Come out to Oaklands Mansion (900 N. Maney Ave.,Murfreesboro) for a spooky night of candy collecting and performances by eight Middle TN theatre companies from 5 - 8 p.m. The evening includes two local food trucks, music and, of course, the theatre crawl itself. Donations are encouraged for this event — as are costumes!

CANDLELIGHT: MOZART’S REQUIEM AND MORE

Discover the magic of Mozart’s Requiem under the gentle glow of candlelight inside The Parthenon at Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave., Nashville). There are two performances at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets start at $45. For ages 10 and older.

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

GHOSTBUSTERS IN CONCERT WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Experience the beloved 1984 film, screened live as the Nashville Symphony performs the score Oct. 14 - 16 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville,). Bring your proton pack and join the original paranormal investigation and elimination team! Tickets start at $45.

HAUNTING ON FRONT STREET townofsmyrna.org

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Saturday, Oct. 1.

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT! See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PAINTING PARTY 615-893-4131 x114 rclstn.org

Bring a pumpkin to paint! Enter it in the “Painted Pumpkin Contest” at Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, Oct. 1.

THE LITTLE STAR THAT COULD See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS See Friday, Oct. 14.

FREE 12 SOUTH JAMBOREE 12southjamboree.com

Come out Sevier Park (3021 Lealand Lane, Nashville) for three Saturdays in a row of music and fun, like the Rock ‘n’ Roll Playhouse for kids. Happens from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults; free for children 10 & younger.

FREE FALL BREAK CAMPFIRE & S’MORES

Take a walking lantern tour through selected historic Depot District buildings (98 Front St., Smyrna) and learn a spooky tale at each stop on Oct. 14 and 15 from 6 - 9 p.m. Cost is $5.

615-862-8539

JASON ALDEAN

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

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See Jason Aldean’s “Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour” live at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $44.20.

Celebrate fall break with a visit to Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (1900 Davidson St., Nashville) for a traditional campfire and s’mores from 1 - 2 p.m.

countrymusichalloffame.or

Budding musicians can get a chance to try new instruments at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville) from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

SAT 15

FRIGHT LIGHT LASER SHOW

FREE BRUMATION SHELL-EBRATION

BOO AT THE ZOO

615-862-8539

Learn about the turtles we have in Tennessee, how they survive the winter and meet one of the educational ambassador box turtles at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (1900 Davidson St., Nashville). Happens from 10 - 11 a.m.

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

Bring budding engineers to Murfreesboro’s Discovery Center Saturday, Oct. 15 for STEAM-a-Palooza, part of the TN STEAM Festival.

FREE THE PUPPET TRUCK TOUR: HANSEL AND GRETEL

Take the kids to explore outdoors with a naturalist at Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville). This outdoor exploration focuses on discovery, observation and connecting with nature from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

nashvilleparent.com

See Saturday, Oct. 1. See Friday, Oct. 14.

FREE STEAM-A-PALOOZA tnsteam.org

The Discovery Center’s (502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro) signature Tennessee STEAM Festival kick-off event returns! This free, outdoor event (rain or shine) features local artists, scientists and engineers for all-ages, hands-on fun from 12 - 4 p.m.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, Oct. 1.

HAUNTING ON FRONT STREET See Friday, Oct. 14.

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THINGS TO DO GHOSTBUSTERS IN CONCERT W/ NASHVILLE SYMPHONY See Friday, Oct. 14.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

BOO AT THE ZOO See Friday, Oct. 14.

POST MALONE

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See rapper and singer Post Malone perform live at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $34.40.

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

Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, pick a banjo and more at Musical Instrument Petting Zoos, happening Saturday, Oct. 15 at Country Music Hall of Fame and Monday, Oct. 17 at Old Hickory Branch Library. FREE STORYTIME WITH THE JR SERVICE LEAGUE OF GALLATIN

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL

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

CABARET ON STAGE

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TENNESSEE BEER, WINE & SHINE FESTIVAL tnbeerfestival.com

Stroll along the grounds of Two Rivers Mansion (3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville) while sampling more than 100 beers and 90 wines from 12 - 5 p.m. Tickets start at $60.

GHOST TOURS AT SAM DAVIS HOME See Friday, Oct. 14.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

See Monday, Oct. 3.

SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB BRENTWOOD See Monday, Oct. 3.

TUE 18

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST

FREE HAUNTS AT THE FONT

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST

See Friday, Oct. 14.

615-452-7070

Enjoy an evening of ghost stories and spooky tales at Cragfont State Historic Site (200 Cragfont Road, Castalian Springs). Cost is $15 for ages 16 and older, $12 for ages 9 - 15 and free for ages 9 and younger.

GHOSTBUSTERS IN CONCERT W/ NASHVILLE SYMPHONY See Friday, Oct. 14.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART

See American indie folk band perform live at Ascend Amphitheater (310 1st Ave. S, Nashville). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $34.50.

See Monday, Oct. 3.

EARLY EXPLORERS

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT!

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES

SUN 16

See Friday, Oct. 14.

FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

See Saturday, Oct. 1. See Saturday, Oct. 1.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN See Sunday, Oct. 2.

GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

Join the players and staff at Brentwood High School (5304 Murray Lane, Brentwood) for a youth basketball camp for 5th - 8th grade girls from 2 - 5 p.m. Cost is $60. Register at https://bit.ly/3drINzu.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

This workshop at the Wilderness Station (401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro) will introduce you to a variety of outdoor cooking methods from 9 - 10 a.m. Ages 18 and older; cost is $5.

WED 19 FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES See Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FREE CODE CLUB AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY AT SOAC

Bang a drum, strum an autoharp and pick a banjo at Old Hickory Library (1010 Jones St., Old Hickory) from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. with the Country Music Hall of Fame. Ages 0 - 5 and their families. Call to reserve your spot.

FREE SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS

615-217-3017

MON 17

Judy Kuhn (Les Misérables) who sang the title role in Disney’s Pocahontas, performs at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75.

See Sunday, Oct. 2.

OUTDOOR COOKING AT THE WILDERNESS STATION

See Wednesday, Oct. 5.

615-862-5869

LITTLE LEAPERS

See Friday, Oct. 14.

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

FREE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

tpac.org

BOO AT THE ZOO

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

See Wednesday, Oct. 5.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS: T IS FOR TURTLES See Wednesday, Oct. 12.

FREE SKYPE A SCIENTIST rclstn.org.

Skype a Scientist is a new series of after-school events at Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. October’s guest is a climate scientist.

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT! See Saturday, Oct. 1.

BOO AT THE ZOO See Friday, Oct. 14.

BLUE’S CLUES & YOU LIVE! tpac.org

Discover the singing, dancing and creativity with Blue, friends and of course, YOU at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville)! Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $30.50.

See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

THU 20

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

FREE THE PUPPET TRUCK TOUR: HANSEL AND GRETEL

TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD

EARLY LEARNERS AT SOAC

See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

See the Preds play at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville).

See Friday, Oct. 14.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

Little ones ages 2 - 6 can learn about basic engineering and take home their very own monster trap at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E, Smyrna), from 1 - 2 p.m. Cost is $2, register online.

FREE CRAFTERNOON AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY See Thursday, Oct. 6.

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THINGS TO DO FREE GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB See Thursday, Oct. 6.

FREE LANTERN PARADE 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

Come out to the Discovery Center (502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro) from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Enjoy music by Middle Tennessee Sinfonietta and make paper lanterns before the parade begins. Line up for the parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and then they will light up the wetlands as you walk the boardwalk along Murfree Spring.

FREE MONSTER MOVIE NIGHT: FRANKENSTEIN 615-862-5854

Get into the Halloween spirit at Bellevue Library (720 Baugh Road,, Nashville) with Frankenstein (1931) at 6 p.m. Popcorn and drinks are provided.

REGINA SPEKTOR ryman.com

See singer/songwriter Regina Spektor perform live at Ryman Auditorium (116 5th Ave. N, Nashville). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $39.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, Oct. 6.

VANESSA WILLIAMS W/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

See singer and actress Vanessa Williams Oct. 20 - 22 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Tickets start at at $45.

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

BOO AT THE ZOO See Friday, Oct. 14.

FRI 21 ADORN A MICROPHONE

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The annual Barfield Bash Carnival happens at Murfreesboro’s Barfield Crescent Park Oct. 21 - 22 with games, prizes a costume contest, storytime, paranormal petting zoo, a fortune teller and more. FREE BARFIELD BASH CARNIVAL

Play ghostly games and win some frighteningly fun prizes, enjoy spooky music and participate in a chilling costume contest at Barfield Crescent Park (697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro). There will be a startling story time, paranormal petting zoo, a fortune teller and more Oct. 21 - 22 from 5 - 8 p.m.

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE WHITE HOUSE FALL FAMILY BLOCK PARTY

See Friday, Oct. 7.

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Based on the chilling story by Washington Irving, this version is shadow puppetry and storytelling at its best in the Children’s Theater at Nashville Public Library (615 Church St., Nashville) from 4 - 4:30 p.m Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS See Friday, Oct. 7.

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

VANESSA WILLIAMS W/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY FREE NASHVILLE GREEK FESTIVAL

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Savory cuisine, soulful music, lively dancing, and educational tours transform the grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orth. Church (4905 Franklin Pike, Nashville) into a three-day glendi. The festival features centuries-old recipes and smiling chefs to please all foodies.

BOO AT THE ZOO

FREE FRIDAY FILMS

See Friday, Oct. 14.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE PIG FEST pigfesttn.com

Virtually move from room to room and experience ancient Egypt in a new way at Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville (4416 Ridgefield Way, Nashville) Thursdays - Mondays beginning Oct. 21. Entry times vary; tickets range from $30-$40.

See Thursday, Oct. 20.

FREE THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW PUPPET SHOW

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Families can come out to White House Soccer Complex (2784 Hwy 31 W, White House) to enjoy farmers market vendors, craft vendors, a stilt walker, food trucks, a free pumpkin patch, a fun zone, a costume contest, the showing of Ernest Scared Stupid and more! Booths are open 3:30 to 7 p.m. Movie begins at 7:05 p.m.

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615-962-8773 murfreesborotn.gov

Create an inventive mic using color, gems and sequins from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 5th Ave. S, Nashville). Attendees will draw inspiration from the bedazzled microphones used by country singers including Miranda Lambert and Shania Twain. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

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IMMERSIVE KING TUT

The 2nd annual event is at Veteran’s Park (224 Scotch St, Hendersonville), including a car show and concert on Friday night from 5 - 11 p.m. and the competition on Saturday with food trucks, vendors, more live music, parking palette painting, a kids zone and pig races from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday’s concert is $10, Saturday is free.

REBA: LIVE IN CONCERT bridgestonearena.com

See the Country Music superstar Reba McEntire perform live at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) with special guest Terri Clark. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $44.20.

GHOST TOURS AT SAM DAVIS HOME See Friday, Oct. 14.

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NASHVILLE REP’S THE CAKE

615-244-4878 nashvillerep.org

Faith, family and frosting collide in this new play by Nashville Repertory Theatre. Performances are Oct. 21 - 30 at TPAC’s Johnson Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Tickets start at $55.

OLD SCREAM ROAD: MURFREESBORO’S SCARIEST HAYRIDE EVER

615-890-5333 bgarrett@murfreesborotn.gov

Enjoy the scariest hayride into the depths of Barfield Crescent Park (697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro) from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Who or what is lurking in the woods? Do you dare find out? Recommended for ages 10 and older. Cost is $5.

TWISTED TENNESSEE: TWO SIDES TO EVERY TALE historictravellersrest.org

Come out to Historic Travellers Rest (636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville) and take a journey through the twisted tales of Tennessee history from 6 - 10 p.m. Listen to both sides of each dark story from the participants themselves, and decide for yourself … guilty or innocent? Liar or truth teller? Murderer or victim? Last tour begins at 9 p.m. Not recommended for children under 10 years of age. Cost is $10 - $18.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN See Friday, Oct. 14.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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THINGS TO DO SAT 22 FREE RUTHERFORD PARENT’S FALL KIDS FEST! nashvilleparent.com/fkf20

Kids can have fun bouncing on inflatables, scaling the climbing wall and participating in other fun activities at The Avenue Murfreesboro (2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visit an array of vendors and enjoy live entertainment and giveaways throughout the day.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE THE PUPPET TRUCK TOUR: HANSEL AND GRETEL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY explorethedc.org

Learn, be amazed and explore at the Discovery Center (502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event features hands-on experiments and demonstration stations set-up throughout the entire museum. Included with admission ($8).

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

FREE JR. NATURALIST: AUTUMN CHANGES

FREE GOODFEST & FALL MARKET

FREE HENDERSONVILLE HANDMADE MARKET

Learn about autumn at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (1900 Davidson St., Nashville) and take a walk in the beautiful fall colors from 10 - 11 a.m. They will introduce their Junior Naturalist Activity Book that connects kids to the natural world.

Browse vendors from the Goodlettsville Farmers Market with an additional 75 artisans and food vendors, in addition to a kid’s area of activities, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Moss-Wright Park (745 Caldwell Dr., Goodlettsville).

Enjoy a variety of vendors, food trucks and arts and crafts for the kids from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Hendersonville City Hall (101 Maple Dr. N, Hendersonville).

615-862-8539

FREE PORTLAND FALL FEST portlandcofc.com

Get in the fall spirit with music, games, a pumpkin patch, music, a costume contest, vendors and hayrides from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Gazebo Parking Lot (100 E Market St., Portland).

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER FALL MARKET

Shop artisan and food vendors, sip a beverage from the Oktoberfest Pub and listen to performances by local artists on the Musicians Corner stage Oct. 22 - 23 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave., Nashville). Kidsville will also be on site with fall-themed activities for children.

DR. FREAKUENCY’S MAJOR MONSTER BASH WITH NASHVILLE SYMPHONY 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

The MTSU Chemistry Society hosts a celebration full of STEM fun at Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) from 10 - 11 a.m.

Eeek! Mad scientist Dr. FREAKuency is busy in his laboratory trying to scare off Halloween visitors in this family performance at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). With the help of his assistant Griegor, Dr. FREAKuency concocts his electrifying monster and sets out to thrill the trick-or-treaters. Show starts at 11 a.m., tickets start at $22.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST

FREE THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW PUPPET SHOW

See Friday, Oct. 21.

FREE MOLE DAY AT LINEBAUGH rclstn.org.

See Saturday, Oct. 15.

See Friday, Oct. 21.

615-859-3678

HALLOWEEN POOCH PARTY 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Calling all costumed canines! Whether your dog is ‘paws’itively frightening or ear-scratchingly adorable, bring them out to Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville) Oct. 22 - 23 for vendors, special treats, live entertainment, photo opportunities abound in the Pumpkin Houses and more. Cost for nonmembers is $20 for adults, $16 for students (with ID), $13 for youth (3 17) and free for ages 2 and younger.

310-751-8962

FREE NASHVILLE GREEK FESTIVAL See Friday, Oct. 21.

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT! See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

See the Preds play at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville).

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN See Friday, Oct. 14.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

BOO AT THE ZOO

Come out to Moss Wright Park (745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville) from 1 3 p.m. to enjoy a DJ, dancing, a pumpkin patch, crafts, games, photo booths and treats from local businesses and organizations. There will be carnivaltype food available for purchase!

FRIGHT LIGHT LASER SHOW

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FREE HENDERSONVILLE PIG FEST See Friday, Oct. 21.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, Oct. 1.

BELL WITCH FALL FESTIVAL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE BARFIELD BASH CARNIVAL See Friday, Oct. 21.

See Friday, Oct. 14.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

GHOST TOURS AT SAM DAVIS HOME See Friday, Oct. 14.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT AT SUMMIT SPORTS CENTER See Saturday, Oct. 1.

GHOST & LANTERN TOUR 615-859-3678

Step back in time and take a night tour through the grounds of the Bowen Plantation and Historic Mansker’s Station (705 Caldwell Dr,, Goodlettsville). Historical interpreters will guide you by lantern light while you listen to stories. Tours begin at 6 p.m. and run every 15 minutes with the last group beginning at 8 p.m. $10 for ages 6 and older.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, Oct. 1.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE REP’S THE CAKE See Friday, Oct. 21.

NASHVILLE TEQUILA FESTIVAL eventshatched.com/nashvilletequila-festival

Choose from a selection of 30+ types of tequila while partying it up in your best Halloween costume at OneC1TY (8 City Blvd., Nashville) from 6 - 9 p.m. General admission includes entry, 15 tequila samples, and access to fun activities like sugar skull face painting, costume contests, a photo booth, and more. Tickets start at $49.

OLD SCREAM ROAD: MURFREESBORO’S SCARIEST HAYRIDE EVER

Bring your costumed canines out to Cheekwood in Nashville Oct. 22 - 23 for a Halloween Pooch Party including a contest, vendors, special treats, live entertainment and photo opportunities in the Pumpkin Houses.

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THINGS TO DO VANESSA WILLIAMS W/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

NASHVILLE REP’S THE CAKE See Friday, Oct. 21.

See Thursday, Oct. 20.

SUN 23 LITTLE LEAPERS See Sunday, Oct. 2.

MON 24 EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, Oct. 3.

HALLOWEEN POOCH PARTY

FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES

FREE SHABBY LANE SHOPPING

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

Shopping, free popcorn and princess meet & greets at Lane Agri-Park (315 John Rice Boulevard, Murfreesboro) from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB BRENTWOOD

See Saturday, Oct. 22.

615-305-5954 shabbylaneshoppingevents.com

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER FALL MARKET See Saturday, Oct. 22.

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT! See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE NASHVILLE GREEK FESTIVAL See Friday, Oct. 21.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN See Friday, Oct. 14.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN See Sunday, Oct. 2.

CANDLELIGHT: SCI-FI & FANTASY SCORES

What can be better than a string quartet playing Sci-Fi hits such as Star Wars and Harry Potter inside The Parthenon at Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave., Nashville)? There are two performances under the gentle glow of candlelight at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets start at $45. For ages 10 and older.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT See Friday, Oct. 21.

BOO AT THE ZOO See Friday, Oct. 14.

CASTLE OF VILLAINS historicrockcastle.com

Wear a Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treating crew for a night of fun at Rock Castle State Historic Site (139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville) from 5 - 8 p.m. A full cast of lovable miscreants awaits as you trick-or-treat through the grounds! Cost is $10 per child, $5 per adult at the gate.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

LIZZO

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See Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and rapper perform live at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $34.40.

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See Monday, Oct. 3. See Friday, Oct. 21.

See Monday, Oct. 3.

SPARK! AT DISCOVERY CENTER See Monday, Oct. 10.

TUE 25 FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

TODDLER TUESDAYS AT SAM DAVIS HOME 615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

On the last Tuesday of every month, bring your toddler to Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna) from 10 - 11 a.m. The theme for October is “Pumpkin Party”! Meet behind the barn and pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Pumpkin painting and games will make this the best pumpkin party in town. Cost is $5 per participant, caregivers are free.

BOO AT THE ZOO See Friday, Oct. 14.

Your favorite fairy-tale villains take over Hendersonville’s Historic Rock Castle for the fifth-annual Castle of Villains on Sunday, Oct. 23. FREE SHELBY BOTTOMS GHOSTBUSTERS

BOO AT THE ZOO

Kids can learn about the spooky history and folklore of Shelby Bottoms Park (1900 Davidson St., Nashville) from 7 - 8 p.m. Call to register.

CANDLELIGHT: AN EVENING OF HALLOWEEN CLASSICS

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WED 26 FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES See Wednesday, Oct. 5.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

DEMI LOVATO

See singer Demi Lovato perform live at Ryman Auditorium (116 5th Ave. N, Nashville). Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $50.50.

MURMURS AT THE MANSION

Come lout to Ravenswood Mansion (1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood) for two nights of paranormal investigations Oct. 25 - 26. Experience the historic 1825 mansion under the glow of lanterns and hear first-hand encounters from paranormal investigators. There are two sessions each night, one from 6 - 8:30 p.m. and a second from 9 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $50.

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY AT SOAC See Wednesday, Oct. 5.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS See Wednesday, Oct. 12.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Oct. 4.

MARY J. BLIGE

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See the Grammy Award-winning singer perform live at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $53.55.

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See Friday, Oct. 14.

See Wednesday, Oct. 12.

MURMURS AT THE MANSION See Tuesday, Oct. 25.

THU 27 FREE THE PUPPET TRUCK TOUR: HANSEL AND GRETEL See Saturday, Oct. 1.

EARLY LEARNERS AT SOAC

Little ones ages 2 - 6 can talk about the life of a bat and conduct their very own spooky science experiment at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E, Smyrna), from 1 - 2 p.m. Cost is $2, register online.

FREE GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB See Thursday, Oct. 6.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT See Friday, Oct. 21.

FREE CRAFTERNOON AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY See Thursday, Oct. 6.

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THINGS TO DO GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

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Put on your Halloween costume and come to Discovery Center (502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro) for outdoor family fun from 4 - 7 p.m. Enjoy a costume contest with prizes, a notso-haunted walk-through experience, and more. Families can enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, and critter encounters. Tickets are $10 per person over the age of 2; members receive a $4 discount per ticket.

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE MONSTER MOVIE NIGHT: DRACULA 615-862-5854

Get into the Halloween spirit at Bellevue Library (720 Baugh Rd., Nashville) with Dracula (1931) at 6 p.m. Popcorn and drinks are provided.

FREE TRICK-OR-TREAT AT DRAKES CREEK PARK hvilletn.org

Join Hendersonville Parks for a night of trick-or-treating at Drakes Creek Park (120 E Main St., Hendersonville) from 6 - 8 p.m. Booths will be set up around fields 2/3/4/5 and will provide candy, games, prizes and inflatables!

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

See the Preds play at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville).

BOO AT THE ZOO See Friday, Oct. 14.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD

There’s so much spooky, spine-tingling and family-friendly Halloween fun this year! Check out our full roundup of events online by visiting nashvilleparent.com/halloween2022. FREE SNACKTIVITY AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

FREE VICTORIAN HALLOWEEN AT THE MUSEUM

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW ONE-MAN SHOW

Kids ages 6 - 11 can join for a snack and some spooky-scary fun in preparation for Halloween at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Rd., Brentwood) at 4 p.m. Costumes optional, but encouraged.

Learna and play Vicatorian parlor games, make a craft and take a dimly it tour of historic Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna) from 7 - 8 p.m. Cost is $10.

Join Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage (4580 Rachel’s Ln., Hermitage) in the rustic Cabin-by-the-Spring where there will be two showings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Actor Neill Hartley is Ichabod Crane in an interactive one-man interpretation of Washington Irving’s horror tale about the Headless Horseman. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers.

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

FREE SPOOKY ESCAPE ROOM 615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.libcal.com

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

BOO AT THE ZOO See Friday, Oct. 14.

HISTORY AFTER DARK TOUR AT SAM DAVIS HOME

FRI 28

See if you can escape the terrifying escape room (before the time runs out!) at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Rd., Brentwood). Happens from 4 – 5 p.m. For ages 11 - 14.

FREE THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW PUPPET SHOW

SPOOKY SPLASH AT PATTERSON PARK POOL

NASHVILLE REP’S THE CAKE

Enjoy swimming, crafting (bring a shirt to tie-dye), dinner and a pudding surprise at Patterson Indoor Water Park (521 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Murfreesboro) from 5 - 8 p.m. For ages 8 - 14. Registration is $5 or $7 day of.

NASHVILLE OPERA’S THE MEDIUM

See Thursday, Oct. 6.

See Friday, Oct. 21.

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS See Friday, Oct. 7.

FREE TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS See Friday, Oct. 7.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT See Friday, Oct. 21.

NASHVILLE CARD SHOW thefairgrounds.com

Collectors and sports-lovers unite to browse top card vendors from across the country at The Fairgrounds Nashville (5100 Blue Hole Rd., Antioch). Happens from 12 – 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 30. Daily admission is $5.

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HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE THOMPSON LANE FALL FESTIVAL 615-862-5873

Join the Coleman Community Center and Thompson Lane Branch Library for food, treats, inflatables, crafts, games, face painting and more in the Coleman Community Center gym (384 Thompson Ln., Nashville) from 5 - 7 p.m.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN See Friday, Oct. 14. See Friday, Oct. 21.

615-782-4040 tpac.org

From the composer of Amahl and the Night Visitors comes a chilling chamber opera by candlelight Oct. 28 - 30 at The Noah Liff Opera Center (3622 Redmon St., Nashville). And since it’s Halloween weekend, they’re going all out to make this company premiere a spooktacular experience complete with deliciously creepy signature cocktails. Tickets start at $30.

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

MOZART & TCHAIKOVSKY W/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Experience every note of these masterpieces performed by your Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Both shows Oct. 28 - 29 start at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

SAT 29 FREE THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW PUPPET SHOW See Friday, Oct. 21.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST See Saturday, Oct. 15.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING

THE JUDDS FT. WYNONNA & MARTINA MCBRIDE

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

See Country Music Hall of Famer Wynonna Judd perform live at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) with Martina McBride. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $24.85.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

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TOTS! AT CHEEKWOOD NASHVILLE CARD SHOW See Friday, Oct. 28.


THINGS TO DO BOO BASH DASH

FREE PUMPKINFEST

Enjoy the fall foliage as you run a portion of the Springfield Greenway at J. Travis Price Park (4155 Wilkes Road, Springfield). The 5K race begins at the ballfields in the back of the park and runs along the Greenway (starts at 9 a.m., $30). The 1-mile fun run starts at 9:10 a.m. and cost $15.

Enjoy a day of autumn-inspired food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contests for pets and families and arts & crafts from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in downtown Franklin. The festival stretches along Main Street and its side avenues and offers tons of festive fun for people of all ages!

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FREE HALLOWEEN AT LINEBAUGH

FREE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR AT EDMONDSON PIKE

Join Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) for a day of Halloween fun with free comics, kids activities and an escape room from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come walk around the Edmondson Pike Library (5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville) in your favorite costume and get bags of goodies from 2 - 4 p.m.

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CHEEKWOOD HARVEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE HAUNTED MUSEUM AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM tnmuseum.org

Haunted Museum at the Tennessee State Museum (1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville) brings together some of the state’s finest storytellers to deliver chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past for all ages from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.. Guests can enjoy snacks, games, art activities and costume parades.

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN See Friday, Oct. 14.

FREE STORYTIME WITH HEATHER & SHOP DOG MARLEE See Saturday, Oct. 1.

EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville) is bringing the traditions of Mexico to Nashville with traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities and authentic cuisine on Oct. 29 - 30. Cost for nonmembers is $20 for adults, $16 for students (with ID), $13 for youth (3-17) and free for ages 2 and younger.

FREE DECORATE A SUGAR SKULL 615-862-5866

Sugar skulls are used in the Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos. Drop by the Inglewood Library between 2 and 4 p.m. (4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville) to learn a little about the Day of the Dead and then decorate a skull to take home. Call to register.

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT! See Saturday, Oct. 1.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

615-880-3957

FREE PUMPKIN POWER AT SHELBY BOTTOMS 615-862-8539

Celebrate at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center (1900 Davidson St., Nashville) by bringing a pumpkin to carve out on the porch or lawn from 2 - 3 p.m. They will have a monster of a movie, ghoulish games, chilling crafts and more!

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE SMYRNA HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK 615-459-9773

Come out to Sharp Springs Park (1000 Espey Dr., Smyrna) for costume contests, haunted hayrides, a haunted corn maze, games, prizes and more from 3 - 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, with a $5 charge for the hayrides and $3 charge for the corn maze.

GLOW IN THE PARK

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT AT SUMMIT SPORTS CENTER See Saturday, Oct. 1.

SUN 30 CHEEKWOOD HARVEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

CLICK, CLACK, BOO: A TRICKY TREAT! See Saturday, Oct. 1.

LITTLE LEAPERS See Sunday, Oct. 2.

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST See Saturday, Oct. 1.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, Oct. 1.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE BEATLES BRUNCH

“Come Together” at City Winery Nashville (609 Lafayette St., Nashville) to see Forever Abbey Road, four professional Nashville musicians who demonstrate what the Beatles might sound like today. Show starts at 12 p.m. and tickets start at $15.

NASHVILLE CARD SHOW See Friday, Oct. 28.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT See Friday, Oct. 21.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

BOO AT THE ZOO

See Sunday, Oct. 2.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

TENNESSEE TITANS VS. HOUSTON TEXANS

See Friday, Oct. 14. See Friday, Oct. 21.

FRIGHT LIGHT LASER SHOW

The Titans will take on the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville). Kickoff’s at 3:05 p.m.

BOO AT THE ZOO See Friday, Oct. 14.

EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS See Saturday, Oct. 29.

FREE SUMNER FEST sumnerfest.com

Sumner County’s hot air balloon festival is set to illuminate the Hendersonville skies from 4 – 9 p.m. at Sanders Ferry Park (513 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville). Bring lawn chairs/ blankets to watch the hot air balloons take off. In addition, there will be tethered hot air balloon rides available for interested kids and families.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE OPERA’S THE MEDIUM See Friday, Oct. 28.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN See Friday, Oct. 14.

MON 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! EARLY EXPLORERS

See Monday, Oct. 3.

FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE STORYTIMES See Monday, Oct. 3.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT See Friday, Oct. 21.

FREE COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL AT PPCC 615-893-7439 ext 6121

Come out to Patterson Park Community Center (521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Murfreesboro) for free games, food, prizes and crafts from 5 7 p.m. For ages 8 - 12.

See Saturday, Oct. 1.

MOZART & TCHAIKOVSKY W/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY See Friday, Oct. 28.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS See Saturday, Oct. 1.

HISTORY AFTER DARK TOUR AT SAM DAVIS HOME See Saturday, Oct. 1.

NASHVILLE REP’S THE CAKE See Friday, Oct. 21.

NASHVILLE OPERA’S THE MEDIUM See Friday, Oct. 28.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY

See the Preds play at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville).

ON YOUR RADAR ... FRANKLIN FAMILY DAY Nov. 5 The Park at Harlinsdale Farm franklintn.gov

ZOOLUMINATION Opens Nov. 18 Nashville Zoo nashvillezoo.org

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Opens Nov. 11 Gaylord Opryland christmasatgaylordopryland. marriott.com

IMMERSIVE NUTCRACKER Opens Nov. 19 Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville immersive-nutcracker.com

STOMP! Nov. 12 TPAC tpac.org

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ENCHANT CHRISTMAS LIGHT SPECTACULAR Opens Nov. 25 First Horizon Park enchantchristmas.com

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

Opening minds to the wonders of science and technology for 75 years. Plan an adventure for the family including a show in the Sudekum Planetarium, an immersive experience of sound and music in soundBox, live science shows and more! Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

BACH TO ROCK, MT. JULIET 1475 N Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 615-903-9658 | mtjuliet.b2rmusic.com

Sign up for music lessons at Bach to Rock Mt. Juliet and save $39 on enrollment today! Fun music lessons for toddlers, kids and teens. Adults love us too! Learn with local, experienced teachers. B2R birthday parties and seasonal camps are great opportunities to play & learn music with your friends and make new ones!

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

It’s Back-to-School at Bach to Rock! Believe it or not, the school year is upon us, so there’s no better time to secure a spot on our Fall calendar. Enroll now in private lessons, group classes, early childhood classes, band/ensemble, and 101 classes. Get a FREE 30-minute demo lesson!

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

Engage students in art, history, and botanical gardens with a trip to Cheekwood. Students in grades pre-k-12 can enjoy a self-guided experience, or a curriculum-centered guided field trip here at Cheekwood. We offer school field trips and homeschool field trips. Destination Cheekwood brings families to Cheekwood on a Saturday for a visit filled with art, garden, and historical experiences and activities. Cheekwood GROWS targets third grade students to provide an immersive, multi-faceted experience that teaches them about gardening.

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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS MATHNASIUM

FRANKLIN – 539 Cool Springs Blvd. #105 mathnasium.com/franklin/promotions BRENTWOOD – 18 Cadillac Drive mathnasium.com/brentwood NOLENSVILLE – 505 Burkitt Commons Ave. mathnasium.com/nolensville

We help kids in grades Pre-K to 12, improve their self confidence and math abilities. Your child is unique and they deserve a personalized learning plan to aid in their math learning. Whether they are advanced gifted students seeking enrichment, or students struggling and needing assistance to catch up, at Mathnasium we believe every student can improve their math skills by teaching the way that makes sense to them.

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

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

ACTING ALL AROUND

DANCE ACADEMY OF BELLEVUE

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

Looking for a great after school activity this Fall? Check out our group classes! We offer unique personal classes and the best part is there is no registration fee, no contract, and no hidden performance fees. You’ve got nothing to lose and your student will love it. We only have a few spots remaining so learn more and sign up today.

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

Dance academy of Bellevue is a safe, and inclusive place for dancers to be themselves. At DAB our dancers learn to instill pride and confidence in self expression and individuality. They learn to appreciate the art of dance through quality instruction. At DAB our core values are creativity, encouragement, teamwork and community.

BILL TAYLOR BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE 1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro 615-890-6755 | bskonline.com 1820 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-893-6003 | bskonline.com

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

E.T.C. GYMNASTICS

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

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

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11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville 615-352-8533 | boostgymnastics.com

At BOOST Gymnastics, our popular After School BOOST sessions also create opportunities for improvement for all students in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of learning. A big part of that is ensuring an upbeat and encouraging learning environment that ultimately helps your child develop tools for the road ahead. Led by our exceptional, hand-picked staff, students from kindergarten through fourth grade participate in carefully chosen, holistic activities to stay active, healthy, motivated, and on-track with their school work.

Children love exploring creativity and the idea of learning new skills –– especially when there’s a lot of fun involved! Preschool to Teens – Our themed weekly classes are a fun way for your Lil’ Chef to focus on hands-on kids cooking class sessions while learning recipes to try at home. Tuition includes recipe handouts to take home, and all supplies. Join us for Holiday themed classes, adult classes, kids night out and more!

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

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Join Dr. Carol Batey-Prunty and her husband John for an educational hands-on experience of nature, cooking and more. Their mission is to provide grassroots, educational for the community-at-large to honor the natural flora of the woods, with a special focus on plants that need a safe shelter. The passion of Homestead is to supply an outdoor nature-based edutainment for kids to build an appreciation of the woods, plants, and their specific actions. A program for all ages. In the educational program, outdoor skills are taught on how to carefully propagate plants and how to harvest them safely.

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

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CODE NINJAS

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

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

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Mr. Bond’s Science Guys’ mission is to make science fun, cool and easy for kids! With over 20 years of experience in Tennessee and beyond, our mission is still to get kids excited about science! No matter what the circumstances we will find a way to bring exciting and educational programs to kids. Call us for parties, after school programs/Clubs and field trips.

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A SPECIAL ADVERTISING DIRECTORY SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE BALLET 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 615-254-9103 | nashvilleballet.com/snbclasses

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

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE DRAMA SCHOOL 25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-297-2966 ext. 910 | nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

At NCT we believe that theatre skills are life skills. We celebrate each student’s individuality. We believe in the power of ‘play’ and the greater learning that is derived from it. It is important to us for every young person to feel heard, celebrated, and uplifted. We currently offer fall , spring , Saturday classes and camps.

MUSIC CITY ALL STARS

215 Gothic Court, #102, Franklin 615-915-1047 | musiccityallstars.com From your child’s very first class to their graduation performance, Music City All Stars creates opportunities for everyone! We specialize in offering classes for beginners, of all ages, in addition to offering excellent training for our most advanced, competitive levels. Our dancers go beyond simply developing strong technique, but also hone and create important life skills.

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 410 DeJarmette Lane, Murfreesboro 615-904-0902 | providencechristian.com

Providence Christian Academy offers a robust college preparatory education through the Classical Christian model, making it truly distinct from other institutions. Our mission, to teach students to seek God’s truth and to equip them with the tools for a lifetime of learning, drives all we do here. Our three pillars truly help to distinguish the PCA experience from other educational options.

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NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS

Locations in Brentwood/Nashville, Franklin and Murfreesboro 615-573-2702 | mrbondscienceguy.com

At National Dance Clubs, we offer a easy, fun, three-way system of learning to dance that is proven best for the needs of our students. Whether you need private lessons with certified instructors, or group classes, or just want to practice the moves with a live band, DJ, or class we’ve got you covered.

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

Our curriculum allows you and your child to grow at an individual pace. While many preschools focus on a singular facet of learning, we focus on every facet of learning, including: gross motor skills, fine motor skills, social skills, verbal skills, concentration and focus skills, literacy skills, match and history skills, art, music, and dance skills, and play-based learning.

ONE GOAL SPORTS

SPARTAN SOCCER ACADEMY

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

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

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

Ever have sweet dreams of being a Sugar Artist? No one likes to play with their food better than we do! Our trained instructors have taught thousands of students ages 3 and up over the past five years. From special camps and cookie classes to fondant and Buttercream Bootcamp, we keep a full calendar of sweet fun to help inspire you on your sugar journey!

WE ROCK THE SPECTRUM

1113 Murfreesboro Road #203, Franklin 615-807-1627 | weroclthespectrumfranklintn.com

Check out Williamson County’s new favorite place for kids! We Rock the Spectrum is a gym for kids of all abilities and ages. With unique features such as a space themed calming room, a 50 ft. zipline, 10+ sensory swings, and even an infant and toddler area. WRTS Franklin is open seven days a week and offers tons of services such as after-school care, open play, classes and birthday party packages.

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