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DAY BY DAY Born Free Once Baby starts feeding himself spoon to mouth, the growing away from you begins. Your clinging on does, too. After all, you’re charged with the care and upkeep of this small soul for years to come. You’ll want to manage his life for a long time, but the human experience has other plans. I know. I have four children, and three of their bodies are adult size. My fourth is growing tall and reedy and still getting taller. I adore my children. I have not had to force that, it just happens. It doesn’t matter if your kids are wild, sweet, funny, serious, outgoing or quiet — love opens your mother heart far and wide into places you never knew. As you watch them climb, swim, run, leap, crash, race, swing and catapult, your heart marvels and wonders, palpitates and panics. You’ll be baffled by how utterly different your kids are. They’ll pick on each other for their differences long before they celebrate them. You have no choice but to be steeped like a drenched tea bag right in the middle of their lives. It is marvelous … if you play it right. Huh? Play it right? Yes, you can cling too much. You can hasten their growth away from you if you’re a needy mom. They will sense that you won’t let them do this, you won’t let them do that — and they’ll do it anyway on the sly. Or, you can build a kid so accustomed to your deciding and doing everything for him that he can’t do anything for himself; he has to consult you first. If possible, simply become your child’s “bumper” in the bowling alley of life. I made a point with each of my kids to have a morning where I went with each of them to an open, safe field away from our home where no one was around. Where we’d just walk together. And then we’d start to skip and run. Then I’d let my little one go ahead of me, saying, “GO!” And my child would run, run, run, arms open wide to whatever, running toward nothing … in total freedom. Face flushed, they’d all eventually stop and look back. It’s true. More and more we need to take our children to safe places and to instill within them the idea that they ARE free, not captive, not living in a box, and definitely not owned by us. When you find yourself alone — not with your child’s arms all over you or your own arms heaving baskets of laundry or groceries or housework — go outside. Be aware of your freedom, your self-sufficiency. It’s weird, but take a spin like Maria does on that mountain in The Sound of Music. Arms wide, feel that freedom. Know your child needs that same feeling to come alive inside him, and you’re a part of that. One child at a time, you let them go. Mistakes will be made, but that’s how they will learn. Once your baby starts doing things for himself, it’s now your turn to monitor and to begin the unfolding ... not the molding. With your secure self ... he will mold himself. And if you let him go ... it WILL be beautiful.

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SAY SO >> Parent chat on Facebook.

Busy Parents: SHOULD STORES OPEN EARLIER OR CLOSE LATER? Some say YES, others say absolutely not, but how do you feel about it?

AGAINST IT “No, I don’t agree. Spend some time in Europe; get perspective. There is something more important and meaningful you could be doing with that time.” — Rebecca Urbanczyk “What about the mom’s who work? It’s nice for us to spend time with our families, too. Open earlier, close later ... less time for families.” — Nikki Craig “I guess none of you are thinking about the people who would have to get up at 4 a.m., drag their kids out of bed and to day care before

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“I wish stores would stay open later. My family sleeps in. Sometimes my kids are still asleep at noon. We are night owls and would love to be able to shop somewhere besides Wal-Mart at midnight.” — Heather Tune

“Nope, don’t agree at all. Thank you to stores for opening later so employees might have that morning time with their own families, including getting their own children to school/day care, feeding them breakfast, drinking their own cup of coffee before work ...” — KT Marguerite

“I was just thinking about this just this morning. I was out and about at 7 a.m. and nothing I needed opened until 9 or 10 a.m.” — Amanda Homco

“I agree. Later hours would be great!” — Kristen Cichon “When people have to work and be Super-Mom, it’s hard to get everything done.” — Donna Layne “Yes! Elementary school starts at 7:15 a.m. and I’m already out and about. A lot of stores don’t open till 10 a.m.” — Candice Collins

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MIND & BODY Careful! Medicine mistakes with the kids may happen more often than you realize. By Susan Day

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n a New York University Department of Pediatrics study released last year, it was found that most parents mistakenly give their kids the wrong dose of liquid medicine — sometimes twice as much as they should — and that the culprit is most often the plastic measuring cup. You wonder: How can it be so hard? Instructions are printed on the box! Well, you know, parents are busy. Kid medicines are liquids, for the most part, and when parents have to decipher between printed abbreviations — milliliters, mL, etc. — it gets confusing. While the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends liquid dosing be done only in milliliters across the board, plenty of us still have the little plastic measuring cups around. When it comes to dosing kids, take your time. Mark instructions out clearly with a Sharpie on the little cup if someone else is doing it for you, and stay on top of it. Safe med measurements aside, there are lots of different “mistakes” that can come up with kids. Here are a few more:

Waking Kids for Meds

Your child is sleeping through the night and missing a dose of amoxicillin for his strep. Should you wake him? “If your child is sleeping comfortably, I

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would not wake him,” says Steve Riley, M.D., at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. “Rest is important for fighting illness. However, if your child’s experiencing discomfort sleeping and the medicine is supposed to be taken on a routine schedule, you can wake him,” he adds.

Using Benadryl for Travel

Parents can be pretty cavalier about this one. You don’t want the hassle of a fidgety kid on the plane, so a quick dose of Benadryl should do the trick, right? Not so fast. Some kids can actually have an adverse reaction to Benadryl and become hyper instead. Research from Georgetown University Medical Center shows that Benadryl does not help young children sleep; some become more hyperactive. “If the purpose of taking Benadryl is to sedate your child, no,” says Riley. “Benadryl is used to relieve symptoms of allergies or colds. It’s not recommended to pre-medicate a child before flying or extended travel.” Now ... treats while traveling? That’s an absolute must — and think fun activities and patience!

One’s Sick ... And Now the Other It’s an ongoing problem when your kids are little that sick germs spread to each of them.

Your 7-year-old has strep and the next thing you know, she’s passed it to your 10-year-old ... or so you think. It’s tempting to just use the 7-year-old’s meds, right? Skip the doctor for the second child? Nah. Don’t treat a child with your other child’s medicine. It’s important when treating with prescription meds that a child complete the entire cycle of recommended medicines. “Please contact your pediatrician,” says Riley. “Although your other child may have symptoms, it is important to receive a diagnosis from a medical professional.”

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own stage makeup, she tells Elle magazine. “It’s calming to me to be there with all of my tools. It’s quiet and it’s nice, and I don’t need 20 hands on me before I go on stage — it just makes me nervous.” Our down-to-earth super star is pretty normal in other ways, too. “I love drugstore makeup,” she says. “I honestly don’t think there’s anything in my bag that’s expensive.” Underwood swears by good hydration, too. She says she can tell that she hasn’t been drinking enough water when her skin looks dull!

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takes the coconut thing a tad further: she swishes coconut oil in her mouth. This “oil pulling,” she tells E! Online, is “supposed to be great for oral health and making your teeth white.” Her teeth are pretty white. Model KATE MOSS may not swish her mouth with coconut oil, but she DOES dunk her face in a basin of icy cold water every day. “These old school tricks work!” Moss tells W magazine. She likes cucumbers with the ice, too. “With slices of cucumbers you just put your face in it and you definitely wake up, because all of the blood comes to the surface.”

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RUTHERFORD NEWS

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e a part of the dance party during The Dance Store Murfreesboro’s Dance Fest 2017: A National Dance Day (NDD) Celebration. It takes place Saturday, July 29 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Fountains at Gateway. Gather your friends for a one-mile fun run around Gateway Island and finish with an NDD dance lesson.

Then, you’ll perform your new moves in a flash mob at the end of the event. There will also be on-stage dance performances, giveaways, a DJ and more. Cost is $25 per person (includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and 10 ticket chances to win prizes); ages 5 and younger are free. Registration deadline is Saturday, July 15. Proceeds benefit the ACE

Learning Center at MTSU (mtsu.edu/acelearningcenter), an inclusive preschool for children ages 13 months through kindergarten. Gateway Island is located at 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Register online at thedancestoretn. com. Learn more about National Dance Day at dizzyfeetfoundation.org/ national-dance-day.

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lan for a summer night filled with laughter and music — all for a good cause! Join Oaklands Mansion for its annual July Jamboree Summer Picnic on Friday, July 14. This summer party geared toward adults raises money for the historic site’s various programs throughout the year. Enjoy live music from The Knott Brothers Band, all-you-can-eat fried catfish and chicken, and spirits by Prichard’s Distillery. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Oaklands Mansion. “The July Jamboree is a fun, casual night out that provides a very different way to support Education and Historic Preservation in downtown Murfreesboro,” says James Manning, Oaklands’ executive director. “This is one of only two major ‘fun-raising’ events held annually that sustain this nationally-registered historic site.” Oaklands is located at 900 N. Maney Ave. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 615-893-0022 or visit oaklandsmansion.org.

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QUICK BITS SPRINGHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY in Smyrna announces its 2017 - 2018 season. The family-friendly lineup kicks off with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Sept. 15 - Oct. 1) followed by Smoke on the Mountain (Nov. 10 - Dec. 3), Arsenic and Old Lace (Feb. 9 - 25, 2018) and Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery (April 13 - 29, 2018). The company also hosts AUDITIONS FOR DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST this month. Audition for

Belle on Saturday, July 8 between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (e-mail Rachael Parker at rachaelparker1224@gmail. com with up to three onehour time slots you’re available). Be ready to sing, deliver a one-minute Disney princess inspired monologue and dance. Auditions for all other roles (Babbett has been precast) take place Sunday, July 9 from 5 - 9 p.m. and Monday, July 10 from 6 - 10 p.m. Be ready to sing, read from the script and dance. Springhouse Theatre is locat-

ed at 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. For information call 615-852-8499 or visit springhousetheatre.com ... The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring offers SIBSHOP: SCIENCE NIGHT on Friday, July 21 from 5 - 9 p.m. Ages 8 - 13 who have a sibling with special needs can come play together and create time capsules, freeze ice cream with liquid nitrogen and have fun with bottle rockets. Cost is $10 per child, and it includes dinner. Registration is required

and space is limited. Also this month, The Discovery Center turns 30 and will have a DISCOVERY CENTER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION on Sunday, July 30. The first 30 guests to visit that day get a free pair of solar viewing glasses in anticipation of the Solar Eclipse happening next month. The Discovery Center is located at 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. Call 615890-2300 or visit explorethedc.org/sibshops.

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LOCAL NEWS FC BARCELONA SOCCER CAMP Adds Extra Week!

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ue to popular demand, the FC Barcelona Soccer Camp for kids ages 6 16 is coming back July 24 - 28 for an additional week — the June session sold out fast! Barcelona coaches provide instruction. Each day focuses on different techniques. Kids will learn the same successful methodology where players like Messi, Iniesta, Xavi and Pique came from. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Ensworth High School Campus in Nashville. Registration is $545. Get more info and sign up at camps. fcbarcelona.us.

QUICK BITS Save money at Nashville Zoo on KROGER SAFARI FRIDAYS. Every Friday in July and August, Kroger Plus cardholders get buy one, get one admission to the zoo (can’t be combined with other offers). Visit nashvillezoo.org ... The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports host the 2017 YOUTH SPORTS SAFETY CONFERENCE & CELEBRATION GALA July 13 - 14 at Vanderbilt University. It’s $100 and open to parents, coaches, teachers, health care professionals and community youth sports organizations. Topics include strategies to prevent youth sports injuries and protect the health of young athletes. Register at childrenshospital. vanderbilt.org/sportssafety

... Swing, Batter! AMERICAN GIRL CHEERS ON THE NASHVILLE SOUNDS on Sunday, July 30. Girls ages 6 and older with a parent will meet at the American Girl Store in Franklin at 5:45 p.m. then ride to the ballpark in Nashville (transportation provided) where they’ll enjoy dinner and the game against the Salt Lake Bees. Tickets are $65 per person, and you can register at 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php ... TENNESSEE TITANS TRAINING CAMP kicks off on Saturday, July 29 at Saint Thomas Sports Park — watch them practice for free through Thursday, Aug. 17. Joint practices with the Carolina Panthers occur Aug. 16 - 17. The exact training camp schedule will be available in early July.

Call 615-565-4190 or visit titansonline.com ... HEROES & VILLAINS FAN FEST takes over Music City Center July 8 - 9. Immerse yourself in the world of heroes and villains as you enjoy panel sessions, interactive “hero-style” games for the entire family, cosplay, vendor booths and celebrity appearances. Purchase photo ops to meet celebrities including Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen; Green Arrow), Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers; Supergirl), Michael Rooker (Yondu; Guardians of the Galaxy) and more. Music City Center’s located at 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Admission is $70 for a twoday pass, $45 Satur-

day, $35 Sunday — kids ages 10 and younger get in FREE (limit two kids per paying adult). VIP passes ($220 - $900) and photo ops ($45 - $135) are available for purchase online, too. Hours are Sat 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn more at heroesfanfest.com/nashville.

Kids can dress up for Heroes & Villains Fan Fest and meet celebs like Michael Rooker (Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy) and more.

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BABY BITS Hat? Check. Light protective clothing? Check. A full coat of sunscreen on your older baby? Check. You’re good to head out for the day.

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n too much of a hurry for your baby’s sunscreen protection? Don’t be. Build a little extra time into your day to completely cover Baby before going out. His skin needs a solid 30 minutes for that protective film to develop, so you might put it on during his morning diaper change. Just be mindful when dressing so you don’t accidentally rub it off. Meanwhile, it’s confusing to know what’s best for his skin with the vast variety of products out there. First things first: The American Academy of Pediatrics emphasizes babies younger than 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight, protected with shade, shielded with sun hats and protective clothing when they are out,

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rather than relying on sunscreen. “Sunscreen products are not recommended prior to 6 months of age,” says Kate Seymour, M.D., Internal Medicine & Pediatrics of Saint Thomas Medical Group. “Adequate clothing and shade are preferred measures for protection from the sun, but if these are not available and sun exposure is planned, a small amount of sunscreen could be applied to small areas of exposed skin such as the hands and face. The risk of sun damage to vulnerable immature skin is greater than the risk of limited, conservative use of sunscreen when used infrequently,” she adds. NEVER SAY SUNBLOCK Sunblock or sunscreen? Is there

really any difference? Seymour says manufacturers of the products are no longer allowed to say sunblock and adds that chemical sunscreens are the more common product and they filter ultraviolet rays to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. AVOID INHALING SPRAYS “The concern with spray sunscreens are the aerosolized particles which may be inhaled. This is especially dangerous for children with asthma or other chronic lung disease,” says Seymour. She recommends spraying it onto your hands and then rubbing it onto your child’s skin. Be sure to apply it evenly, too, so you don’t have patchy application. If it’s windy outside, you may not even reach the

skin or you risk bystanders inhaling it. Seymour notes that all sunscreens contain various ingredients, any of which can cause an allergic type response, too. If you’re unsure if your child will have an allergic reaction, do a spot test on the wrist where you apply a small amount and wait a day or so to see if a reaction occurs. Remember, too, that sunscreens do expire. “There is concern that the protective molecular bonds in the cream can break down over time and become less effective,” says Seymour. “Follow expiration dates listed on products.” Following these guidelines will ensure that you both have a happy and safe time in the sun.


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families, providing Baby with enough diapers every day can be a real struggle with a lot of ripple effects. Babies born into poor families often exist in one diaper per day or longer, which leads to health risks. Without a day’s worth of diapers, babies cannot attend day care or participate in early childhood education programs. With no child care, many parents cannot go to work or school. Considering the average infant goes through 10 - 12 diapers per day, what’s a financially pressed parent to do? Diapers fall into the same ineligible category with alcohol, cigarettes and pet food when it comes to food stamp programs. However, a local non-profit organization in Middle Tennessee has a single aim of providing diapers to lowincome families. The Nashville Diaper Connection

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BABYWEARING Local Moms Discuss “Babywearing every day! No huge stroller to struggle with, little one close to you, hands free.” Elizabeth Davey

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“Sometimes the stroller came in handy if there was a lot of stuff to carry, but most of the time we were babywearing. Even now, we carry a wrap with us just in case our toddler decides she wants to be carried instead of walk.” Jennifer Ellithorpe

Find Support Babywearing International of Middle Tennessee bwiofmiddletn.com This non-profit organization promotes babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. Meetings are led by Volunteer Babywearing Educators and are open to the public.

(NDC) collects money and diapers to support local families in need. It also helps groups organize diaper drives — a great giving-back opportunity for church groups, youth groups, scout groups, neighborhood centers, school community service projects and in the workplace. NDC distributes diapers through local organizations, including Catholic Charities, Family & Children’s Services, Martha O’Bryan Center, St. Luke’s and others. To learn more about NDC, including volunteeer opportunities, visit nashvillediaperconnection.org.

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BREASTFEEDING SUCCESS FROM THE START By Kiera Ashford

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ll the world falls away as you relax in your big, comfy chair snuggling with your newborn on your first day home from the hospital. Everything seems to be going OK ... until Baby starts to cry when you try to breastfeed him. One of the keys to breastfeeding success is advance education before Baby’s arrival. “I always encourage my patients and their support persons to educate themselves about breastfeeding,” says Beth Bleecker, M.D., OB/GYN at TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital. She also suggests you read reliable resources, attend breastfeeding classes and familiarize yourself with the lactation support available to you once Baby arrives. “It’s important to realize that every mom and baby is unique, and a good base of information can help moms start with confidence,” adds Bleecker.

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START EARLY Experts recommend breastfeeding soon after Baby’s arrival. “A new baby has inborn reflexes that help jump start feeding,” says Kate Cropp, APRN, IBCLC, nurse practitioner and IBCLC with Nashville Birth & Babies who also offers lactation services in collaboration with Baby+Co., a natural, luxurious birthing center located in Nashville. “During the first one to two hours after birth, a healthy baby is alert and ready to eat, and we shouldn’t miss this window of opportunity!” Cropp says to place Baby on your abdomen to get him ready for his first meal because most babies make their way to the breast to start feeding in less than an hour.

KNOW BABY’S HUNGER CUES

Crying isn’t the only sign that Baby’s hungry. In fact, Bleecker says, “crying is actually a very late hunger sign.” So, learn the early cues so you don’t get to this point.

“In the beginning, skin-to-skin time is the first step, and then the first feeding as the baby shows interest,” says Bleecker. “Many times, but not always, the newborn will show hunger cues with mouth movements, move toward the breast or begin suckling motions.” “You may notice your newborn is turning his head toward your body and opening his mouth,” adds Cropp. “He may also make ‘head bob’ motions or shake his head from side to side.” Those are just the first cues when Baby is beginning to feel the urge to feed. Watch for stretching, more physical stirring and hand-tomouth movements next, says Bleecker. “Those are the next signs, before moving onto late cues such as crying and agitation. It’s ideal to start a feeding at the early cues, when baby is still calm.” If you’re nursing during his later cues, you may feel frustration, and Baby may not latch properly. Just relax.

RELAX & DE-STRESS Relaxation plays a big role when it comes to breastfeeding, and not just during feedings. Bleecker says to eat well, rest, practice mindfulness techniques and even try postnatal yoga in between feedings. Getting out of the house and going for a walk or a trip to a nearby coffee shop or store is also a good start. “Doing something routine might be just the thing to help you relax,” says Bleecker. If you’re stressed, you’ll have a more difficult time responding to your baby’s feeding cues says Cropp. “With fewer feeding sessions, milk supply drops. If you receive appropriate help though, things will typically return to normal,” she adds. When you’re in a calm, positive environment, breastfeeding is more enjoyable and a bit easier. “Moms put a lot of pressure on themselves to be ‘perfect’ at breastfeeding,” says Bleecker. “This really can take away from the whole experience, and can in


fact decrease supply, making for more stress!”

GET INTO POSITION Getting Baby to latch just right can be the trickiest part of it all. But, that can all change with position. Try to cradle Baby, which may be your first instinct. If that doesn’t work, try other positions such as cross-cradle and the football hold — those three positions, Bleecker says, are the most traditional positions to start with. You can even alternate positions. “Good positioning keeps your baby’s body in close contact with yours, usually with his shoulders and hips aligned, and with his nose right at your nipple,” says Cropp. You’ll know when you’ve achieved a comfortable position when Baby latches correctly. Bleecker adds, “It’s very helpful to have a lactation consultant check the baby’s latch, and for you to know what latch is correct.”

SUPPLY & DEMAND Your body makes as much milk as it needs to fulfill Baby’s hunger. Bleecker says breastfeeding is a supply-and-demand process and encourages early skin-toskin and latching to get things going. Looking to boost your supply because you seem to be lacking? Don’t assume you really are lacking. Now’s the time to reach out to a certified lactation consultant who can help you get on the right path. “A low milk supply can be caused by a wide variety of things, and, while nutrient-rich and lactogenic foods and herbs work well in boosting your milk supply, they’ll only be a Band-Aid covering up the larger problem underneath that has caused the low milk supply in the first place,” says Alicia C. Simpson, MS, RD, IBCLC, LD, author of Boost Your Breast Milk: An

All-In-One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply (Workman; 2017). A quick call to a certified lactation consultant can help you get on the right path. And, then there’s pumping. Nowadays, a hospital grade pump is waiting for you in your room. However, Simpson cautions against early use of them. “A breast pump is not a necessity for all mothers, and using a breast pump too soon can do more harm than good,” says Simpson. But, if you’re unsure, always ask your doctor or lactation consultant.

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Breastfeeding support comes in many forms when troubleshooting is necessary. “I cannot stress enough how helpful lactation consultants can be in those first few weeks of breastfeeding,” says Bleecker. “Even as a professional who takes care of breastfeeding moms daily, I saw a lactation consultant for each of my kids for different reasons. It can be hard to trust yourself and your body to be doing the right thing for your baby ... but most of the time your instincts are correct,” she adds. Maybe it’s a support group that you need. Sharing your experiences with other mothers and hearing theirs in return can be helpful. Whatever the case, know that you’re not alone. Breastfeeding your baby can be the most enjoyable experience you can imagine. Let it happen. Kiera Ashford is associate editor of this publication and mother of three ages 11 and 7 years and an 8-month-old.

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Music City Doulas 615-208-4111 musiccitydoulas.com

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Breastfeeding for Mothers: Tennessee Department of Health tn.gov/health/article/ breastfeeding-mothers International Lactation Consultant Association IBCLC Finder ilca.org La Leche League llli.org Hendersonville 615-714-9224 615-745-1282 Hermitage/Wilson 615-883-6823 615-745-9018 Nashville 615-353-9596 615-746-5956 615-944-3317 Portland 615-745-1282 251-751-7256 Rutherford 615-995-4754 Spring Hill/Thompson’s Station 901-568-9202 Williamson 615-579-8019 931-308-9817

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My Gym of Brentwood 330 Franklin Road, #274, Brentwood mygym.com/brentwood • 615-371-5437 Win a lifetime family membership and one month of classes. New members only. Classes based on availability. (Value: $150)

Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville nashvillechildrenstheatre.org • 615-254-9103 Win four tickets to a Nashville Children’s Theatre show of your choice. (Value: $50)

Goofballs Family Fun Center 1113 Murfreesboro Road, #360, Franklin letsgetgoofy.com • 615-861-3668 Win a $50 Goofballs party gift certificate.

Music City Indoor Karting 400 Davidson St., Ste. 403, Nashville musiccityindoorkarting.com • 615-242-3275 One mini Grand Prix party for 8 kids. Includes qualifying session, race session, Top 3 trophies, and one blacklight mini golf game. (Value: $43 per person, $344 total)

Super Science supersciencetn.com • 615-589-1968

1735 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 1015, Franklin extremeescapegames.net • 615332.5535

Miller’s Thrillers Haunted Woods 1431 Carter’s Creek Pike, Columbia millersthrillers.net • 931-698-1664 Win a four-pack of tickets to our Zombie Paintball Hayride this October. (Value: $80)

Mr. Bryan Ice Cream Party Wagon mrbryanicecream.com • 615-513-1466 $50 in ice cream treats delivered to your home or office (Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin areas only). Mr. Bryan Ice Cream Party Wagon voted Nashville’s Best!

Rolling Video Games rvgnashville.com • 615-669-6249 We bring our premier game truck to you – featuring all of the best XBox 360, Wii and PS3 game titles. Tons of fun for large groups! Win a two-hour party. (Value $350)

Strike & Spare Hermitage 3436 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage bowlingalleyhermitagetn.com • 615-883-8900 Birthday party for six kids. Unlimited bumper cars, Time Freak, gyro, one game of bowling and pizza party. (Value: $120)

Elite Dance and Fitness

Win a Super Science birthday party. (Value: $175)

7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B-3, Nolensville elitedanceandfitness.com • 615-776-4202

A Moment’s Peace

Two free months of one-hour dance class of your choice. Includes registration fee. Must enroll by 8/31/17. (Value: $174)

9050 Carothers Pkwy., Ste. 108, Franklin amomentspeace.com • 615-224-0770 Win a $100 gift certificate.

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Blooma Nashville Yoga

The Curious Kitchen

4107 Charlotte Ave., Nashville bloomanashville.com • 615-797-8064

1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro thecuriouskitchen.net • 615-956-6077

Take 5 with Blooma! Enjoy three classes and two childcare sessions. Yoga, barre, fitness, pelvic floor for pre/post-natal, kids and self-care for everyone. Class schedule on our website. (Value: $75)

Win two kid’s cooking classes. Includes any kids classes we offer. (Value: $100)

SkyZone Trampoline Park 1113 Murfreesboro Road, #254, Franklin skyzone.com/franklin • 615-721-3626 Win a “Jump Around” certificate for up to 10 guests. Includes a pair of Sky Socks for each guest and two hours of open jump time with access to Main Court, Ultimate Dodgeball, Foam Zone and Sky Slam. (Value: $200)

Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities yeahrocks.org • 615-849-8140 One full 2018 scholarship to the South Girls Rock’n Roll Camp or the Tennessee Teens Rock Camp, a summer camp that teaches kids to rock! (Value: $320)

Bounce U of Murfreesboro 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro bounceu.com/murfreesboro • 615-893-8386 Win $50 in BounceU Bucks! Can be used toward private birthday party, Parent’s Night Out, Creat & Bounce Camp or open bounce. One discount per event. Discounts cannot be combined. Reservations required.

Mpact Sports - Martial Arts & Gymnastics 121 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 1, Franklin mpactsports.com • 615-377-3444

Dance in Bloom 7982 A Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com • 615-662-4819 Three months of free dance classes, plus a waived registration fee. (Value: $195)

Dr. Daxx Dunn, Family Vision Care 4085 Mallory Lane, Ste. 110, Franklin drdaxxdunn.com • 615-771-2550 One pair of Coach ladies’ sunglasses (value $175) and a comprehensive eye exam (value $189). (Value: $364)

Nashville Kids Parties nashvillekidsparty.com • 615-239-8989 Win a free costume rental from Nashville’s top source for children’s parties, costume rentals and bounces. (Value: $69)

Dancity Productions 5716 Edmondson Pike, Ste. 2D, Nashville dancewithdancity.com • 617-970-3486 Win 10 free private lessons plus a waived registration fee. Must register for group classes. (Value: $300)

C2 Education 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 110-R, Nashville c2educate.com • 615-669-7596 1556 W. McEwen Drive, Ste. 122, Franklin c2educate.com • 615-656-3052 Win two free sessions. (Value: $396)

One free month of martial arts, gymnastics, tumbling or preschool classes. Must enroll in specific day and time, and classes must be consecutive. (Value: $95)

Beyond Aquatics

Expression City Arts and Fitness

Win a pool party (Value: $150) and a personal training session (sports, weight loss, or rehab) (Value $80).

1724-A Gen. George Patton Drive, Brentwood expressioncity.com • 615-678-4739 Win a spot in our Circus Camp in 2018 — participate in a variety of real circus skills including juggling, hoops, magic, stilt walking and more. (Value: $295)

Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Tennessee Central 220 Willow St., Nashville Railway Museum tcry.org • 615-244-9001

Win four tickets to ride on the Thomas the Train excursion Sept. 2, 3, 9 or 10. (Value: $80)

236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro beyondaquatics.com • 615-962-9500

Murfreesboro Escape Rooms 1970 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro murfreesboroescaperooms.com 615-900-0355 Win a free play for our Dinner for Two Room (two players).

Stork Vision 5050 Thoroughbred Lane, Ste. D, Brentwood storkvision.com • 615-370-4000 Stork Vision is Brentwood’s premier 3D and 4D ultrasound prenatal imaging center. Win a deluxe 3D package. (Value: $169)

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Family of four experience. Three-hour long tour on Georgia’s ultimate zipline. (Value: $180)

One $50 gift certificate for infant massage class. Private, in-home instruction includes one 60-minute session with oils. Strokes/presses help with tummy troubles, regulating sleep cycles, and increase neurosensory development. Option for further training available.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza 125 Wendlewoood Drive, Murfreesboro unclemaddios.com • 615-217-4044 Five Uncle Maddio’s pizza certificates. Each certificate is $10 and is good for one 9 inch threetopping pizza at all locations.

Christian Youth Theater (CYT Nashville) 1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin cytnashville.org • 615-887-4449 Free class tuition for any session (fall, winter, spring) in drama, voice, dance and specialty classes. Visit our website for more information. (Value: $195)

Papa Turney’s BBQ 3979 Bell Road, Hermitage 615-866-8850 Papa Turney’s is located at Nashville Shores Marina just 10 miles from downtown Nashville on beautiful Percy Priest Lake at Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort. Win a $50 gift certificate for a BBQ feast.

Wine and Design 101 Holiday Court, Franklin wineanddesign.com • 615-224-8082 Win two tickets to a Wine and Design class. (Value: $70)

Coco’s Italian Market 411 51st Ave. N, Nashville italianmarket.biz • 615-783-0114 $50 gift certificate to use dine in only.

Crumb de La Crumb 160 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville crumbdelacrumb.com • 615-673-2223 Bakery, café, coffee and tea. As seen on the Food Network. Win $50 gift certificate.

The Wild Cow 1896 Eastland Ave. Nashville thewildcow.com • 615-262-2717 Casual spot for creative vegetarian and vegan fare with bold flavors. Win a $50 gift certificate to this East Nashville favorite. NG I N

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Yong In Martial Arts 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood taekwondobrentwood.com • 615-370-1117 Win one month of free classes at our Brentwood location. (Value: $160)

USA Baby & Kids 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 370, Franklin usababyfranklin.com • 615-595-5565 Win a $75 gift card.

Southern Standard Nannies southernstandardnannies.com • 615-499-6002 One lucky family will win $400 towards our nanny placement service.

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No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest runs July 1 - 31, 2017. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age to enter and a resident of Bedford, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson Counties. One winner per household. “Like” us on Facebook then enter at nashvilleparent.com or by mailing a 3x5 postcard with the prize you wish to register for, your name, mailing address and phone number to Big Giveaway, Nashville Parent Magazine, 3212 West End Ave., Ste. 201, Nashville, TN 37203. Winners will be drawn at random and notified no later than August 15, 2017.

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July

BY CHAD YOUNG

THINGS TO DO 40

TOP 10 Editor’s picks for July fun.

43

DAILY ACTIVITIES Events in day-by-day order.

47 SPOTLIGHT: FIREWORKS Have a bang on the Fourth in your area.

48 SPOTLIGHT: THURSDAY NIGHT OUT Late nights & family activities at Cheekwood.

54 SPOTLIGHT: KEEPIN’ IT COOL Get out of the heat and into the A/C with these cool festivities.

WATERMELON FESTIVAL AT LUCKY LADD FARM! Saturday, July 22 Sink your teeth into Lucky Ladd Farm’s premier summer celebration during the Watermelon Festival. Kids can cool off in the Splash Zone featuring water slides and other wet wonders. Everyone can have fun competing in contests like the watermelon crawl, seed spitting, melon toss and watermelon eating. Lucky Ladd is located at 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville. Festival hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Call 615274-3786 or visit luckyladdfarms.com. With fierce determination, a local boy chows down during the watermelon eating contest at Lucky Ladd Farm.

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SEE & SING THE LITTLE MERMAID

Sunday, July 16 Franklin Theatre, Franklin Page 61 Members of Nashville Opera lead a singalong experience with Disney’s animated movie on the big screen.

BETHLEHEM UMC FISH FRY

Friday, July 21 Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Franklin Page 63 All-you-can-eat catfish dinners, plus a children’s play area featuring inflatables, games, face painting and more.

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UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS FESTIVAL

July 7 - 8 Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro Page 51 One of the Southeast’s top music & dance festivals celebrates 39 years. It includes heritage activities for kids, storytelling and more.

TOPGOLF CRUSH

July 20 - 23 Nissan Stadium, Nashville • Page 63 All ages can experience golf in a whole new way by hitting balls into giant targets.


FIREWORKS FOR THE FOURTH

July 1, 3 & 4 All Middle Tennessee Communities Page 47 Have a bang this Fourth of July at a local fireworks celebration. Pictured here: Murfreesboro’s Celebration Under the Stars.

SUMMER SPLASH H2OLIDAY

Saturday, July 1 Nashville Zoo • Page 44 Formerly known as Ice Day, Summer Splash invites kids to get soaked in a water wonderland with inflatable water slides, a cool zone with snow flurries, wet and wild games, and more.

POKÉMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS Saturday, July 8 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville Page 55 Nashville Symphony performs brand-new orchestral arrangements with visuals from current and classic Pokémon video games.

FRANKLIN HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 29 Westhaven Community, Franklin Page 70 A bunch of kids’ activities are on the roster, including inflatable games and bounce houses, costumed characters, face painting and more.

THIRD ANNUAL WATERFEST

Sunday, July 30 Cumberland Park Nashville Page 71 Cumberland River Compact hosts this event with the aim of connecting kids to local waters. Enjoy water slides, dance parties, trivia games & more.

FROZEN CHARACTER DINNER

Wednesday, July 12 The Fireplace Fellowship Hendersonville Page 57 Enjoy a free supper, then pose for photos with characters from Frozen.

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N Family Art

Classes (Register)

Rutherford Williamson

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

WEEKEND BEST BETS! Go to nashvilleparent.com every Thursday afternoon to get the top events in your area happening each Friday - Sunday.

615-933-9644 or littlearthousenashville.com Ages 3 & older. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $15 per project. Create works of art with your kids.

W Family Beach Blast Party (Register)

wcparksandrec.com All ages. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; $5 ages 2 & older ($20 family max). Mingle with pirates and mermaids at the pool, dance with a DJ and more.

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SAT 1 N FREE A Celebration in Nature (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Find colors and shapes like fireworks in nature.

R FREE Animal

W Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

615-678-4739 or expressioncity.com All ages. Williamson County Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin; Thru July 8: Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m.; $20 adults, $18 students, $15 ages 9 & younger. Expression City presents the theatrical tale about a magical, flying car.

Encounters

N FREE Community

N FREE BINGO

nashvillefarmersmarket.org All ages. Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Local/regional farmers, live music, local food artisans, a pie contest, tomato tasting, craft vendors, corn shucking contest, kids’ activities and more.

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

on the Back Porch! (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 3 p.m. Play nature-inspired versions of Bingo while sipping lemonade.

Farm Day

R Crafternoon

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Thru July 29: Sat & Sun 2:30 p.m.; $8. Participate in a supervised art activity.

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Creative Zone: Puppet Making

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger). Taking inspiration from String City, make a puppet and put on a mini show with friends.

N Downton Saturdays

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. This Downton Abbey experience includes kids’ art activities, live jazz music, prohibition-style cocktails and more.

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 10 - 13 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $7.50 per child plus gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Evaluate your “footprint” and learn how to minimize it through science.

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FREE First Saturday Art Crawl

nashvilledowntown.com/ play/first-saturday-art-crawl All ages. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m. Twenty-five art

galleries in the downtown area host receptions and art openings.

N FREE Fisk Food & Music Festival

615-329-8754 or facebook. com/events /13789-99488841759/ All ages. Fisk University Grove, 1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville; 2 p.m. Live jazz music, a mini health fair, a KidZone, community resources, vendors and more.

N Freedom

Pro Wrestling

freedomprowrestling.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 7 - 9:30 p.m.; $10 - $25. Wrestling action featuring Vince Russo, Teddy Long, Stevie Richards and more.

N Grand Ole Opry

800-733-6779 or opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $38 - $95. Country legends and contemporary stars perform their hits.

N FREE Hello, Dolly!

mctcollective.org All ages. Centennial park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 p.m. Music City Theatre Collective presents this musical about a favorite matchmaker. (please turn the page)

N Drop-In Art Class

615-933-9644 or littlearthousenashville.com Ages 5 - 10. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m., 12, 1 & 2 p.m.; $15. Create original works of art while exploring different mediums in a 45-minute class.

Kids can enjoy a dip in the pool during the Family Beach Blast Party at Fairview Rec on Saturday, July 1.

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THINGS TO DO FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register)

homedepot.com Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot, 2535 Powell Ave., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Make and paint a bug house. Find a store near you at the website.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

615-826-6037 or hpactn.com Ages 10 & older. Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Thru July 9: Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 students. This Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera centers on the last week of Jesus.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Learn how the ancient Greeks celebrated Athena’s mythical birthday, then make a plaster cupcake sculpture.

W Made South

madesouth.com/events All ages. The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $15 - $29 adults, free ages 12 & younger. A showcase of 100 of the finest artisans and makers from Tennessee with food and drink tastings included. Proceeds benefit New Hope Academy.

N Music City

Motorcycle Rally

musiccitymotorcyclerally.com All ages. Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 11 a.m.; $13.50 - $279. Live music, rides, vendors, demonstrations, stunt shows and more.

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FREE Music in the Vines

615-395-0102 or arringtonvineyards.com All ages. Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington; Sat 4 - 8 p.m., Sun 2 - 6

p.m. Enjoy live bluegrass and jazz music in two different settings on the property.

N Nashville Soccer Club

nashvillesc.com All ages. Vanderbilt Stadium, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $9 in advance/$12 game day, free ages 2 & younger. Versus SC United.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

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

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

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

R FREE Puppets on the Porch

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

S Sensory Friendly

Screening: Despicable Me 3

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

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

N Sister Act

615-646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com Ages 10 & older. Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m.; $60 adults, $30 students/ children. A worldly murder witness hides out in a convent in this musical comedy.

N Something Rotten!

615-782-4040 or tpac.org Ages 10 & older. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.; $30 - $75. This musical comedy is set in 1595 following two brothers struggling for theatrical success as they compete against William Shakespeare.

Special Needs Jump

615-778-1304 or gotjumpstreet.com/tennessee All ages. Locations in Franklin, Goodlettsville & Murfreesboro; 9 - 10 a.m.; $8 ages 4 and older, $4 ages 3 and younger. Children with special needs can enjoy a private hour of jumping on trampolines and playing on the equipment.

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FREE String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music & Puppetry

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 & 11:30 a.m. A journey through country music featuring rod puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets, colorful sets and music.

N Summer

Laser Shows

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

Kids can enjoy a splashing good time during Nashville Zoo’s Summer Splash H2Oliday on Saturday, July 1.

N Summer Splash

invertebrates in the field and forest.

615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $16 adults, $11 ages 2 12. A water wonderland with slides, wet and wild games, splash attractions, a cool zone tent with snow flurries, keeper talks, frozen treats for the animals and more.

N Zzzoofari

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FREE Summer Star Party (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9 - 11 p.m. View the summer stars through telescopes and binoculars.

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FREE The 100-inch Hike (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Search for rocks, plants and

Slumber (Register)

615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org Ages 4 - 12. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 4 p.m.; $38 members, $55 non-members ($15 ages 2 - 4). An overnight camp session with family activities.

R Crafternoon See Saturday, July 1.

N FREE Dragon Music Sunday

hwen.org All ages. Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 4 - 6:30 p.m. Local bands perform a variety of genres.

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THINGS TO DO N Embellished

organ recital, hymn sing and ice cream social.

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger). Personalize paper guitar designs inspired by instruments in the galleries.

N Revolutionary

Instruments: Guitars

S Jesus Christ

Superstar

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N FREE Make

Letterpress Art

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

N Mark O’Connor

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30 - $74. Bluegrass meets classical when the legendary fiddler joins the Nashville Symphony.

N

Music City Motorcycle Rally See Saturday, July 1.

W FREE Music

Roots

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

N Sister Act

See Saturday, July 1.

N Something Rotten! See Saturday, July 1.

N Southern

Uprising Tour

800-745-3000 or fontanel.com All ages. Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $29.50 - $65. Travis Tritt, Marshall Tucker Band and Outlaws perform.

N Sunday Art Class (Register)

615-933-9644 or littlearthousenashville.com Grades 2 - 7. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 2 & 3 p.m.; $25. Work with a variety of mediums to practice art-making techniques and expand imaginations.

in the Vines

See Saturday, July 1.

MON 3

N Nashville

R Animal Antics

Sounds Baseball

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

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Thru July 31: Mon - Fri 2 p.m.; $8. Meet one of the center’s resident animals.

N FREE Organ

N Barefootin’

615-893-3780 or stpaulsmboro.org All ages. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 315 E. Main St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m. An

615-889-7050 or nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; included with

Fireworks

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Concert Series

daily admission or $19.99 after 4 p.m. Live music by the Skallywags.

W Creative Writing

Workshop (Register)

615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; July 3, 7, 10 & 14 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.; $75. Explore creative writing, myth, story building and character development.

R Nature Nuts

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Thru July 31: Mon - Fri 3 p.m.; $8. Explore the mysteries of the Murfree Spring wetland.

R Science a la Cart

See Saturday, July 1.

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Thru July 31: Mon - Fri 12 p.m.; $8. Participate in science experiments.

R DC Storytime

R Snack Attack!

N

Creative Zone: Puppet Making

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Thru July 31: Mon - Fri 11 a.m.; $8. An interactive story.

N Early Explorers

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 5 & younger; Discounted admission applies to arrivals prior to 9:45 a.m., regular rates apply thereafter. Breakfast, storytime and a planetarium show.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Storytime

615-269-4521 or stpaulcommunitychurch.org All ages. St. Paul Community Church, 5035 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Stories and playground activities.

N

Music City Motorcycle Rally See Saturday, July 1.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

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

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $8. Prepare tasty snacks in the kitchen.

N

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

N Thirth of July

thethirth.com All ages. 404 N. 12th St., Nashville; 4 p.m.; $20 in advance, $30 at the gate. This East Nashville block party benefiting the Martha O’Bryan Center includes food, beer and live music by India Ramey, The Dead Deads and others.

R

Tumbleweeds (Register)

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

TUE 4 R 4 on the 4th

asoldierschild.org All ages. Providence Christian Academy, 410 Dejarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 8 a.m.; $35. A four-mile run to support children of fallen military. Plus, a kids’ fun run and activity zone.

R 4th of July Rock the Pool

615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 youth. Pool games, contests, music and more.

W Andrews Cadillac Firecraker Race

ymcamidtn.org/events/ firecracker All ages. Maryland Farms YMCA, 5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood; 7 a.m.; $40 for the 5K/10K, $10 fun run. A 10K, 5K or kids’ race includes a costume contest, pool party, inflatables and face painting.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Saturday, July 1.

W FREE Franklin on the 4th

franklinjazzfestival.com/4thof-july All ages. Downtown Public Square, 214 E. Main St., Franklin; 10 a.m. Live music, food, craft vendors, a kids’ zone (inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides), children’s parade at 5 p.m. and more.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

N

FREE Music City Hot Chicken Festival

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


SPOTLIGHT:

FIREWORKS FOR THE 4TH!

The Nashville Symphony performs at Ascend Amphitheater while fireworks light up the downtown sky. Photo credit: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Sat, July 1

Tue, July 4

Nolensville Star-Spangled Celebration Nolensville Park 615-776-3633 • nolensvilletn.gov Live music by Groove Addiction, food trucks, family games, children’s activities, inflatables and more. Activities begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

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

Mon, July 3 Hendersonville’s Freedom Festival at Drake’s Creek Park 615-824-2818 hendersonvillechamber.com Vendor booths, live music and food booths open at 4 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. The Kidszone area is $5 for the first armband, $15 for a family of five. Smyrna’s Independence Day Celebration Lee Victory Recreation Park 615-459-9742, ext. 2622 townofsmyrna.org The fun cranks up at 5 p.m. with live music, inflatables and more. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Murfreesboro’s Celebration Under the Stars at McKnight Park 615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Live music starts at 3:30 p.m. followed by children’s games/activities, Color Guard presentation and fireworks at 9 p.m. Lebanon at James E. Ward Ag Center 615-589-8131 facebook.com/4thofjulyatthewilsonco untyfairgrounds?ref=ts Free fun starts at 5 p.m. with watermelon, corn hole tournaments and live music. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Franklin at The Park at Harlinsdale franklinjazzfestival.com/4th-of-july franklintn.gov/parks Franklin on the Fourth fun starts in the morning on the Public Square (see page 46). Fireworks in the park start at 9 p.m.

Gallatin’s Fourth at Triple Creek Park 615-452-3890 • gallatintn.org Starts at 4 p.m. with kids’ activities and live musical entertainment. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. Goodlettsville at Moss-Wright Park 615-851-2241 goodlettsvilleparks.com The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. with Fireman’s Foam, children’s games, pony rides, inflatables, sports challenges, live music and fireworks starting at 9 p.m. Some activities require small fees. La Vergne at Veterans Memorial Park 615-793-3224 • lavergnetn.gov Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy live music by Missy Garnett & The Two Dollar Pistols, face painting, balloon artists, food vendors and more, followed by fireworks. Mt. Juliet at Providence Marketplace shopprovidencemarketplace.com/ events Free family activities start at 4 p.m. with Kids’ Zone activities (video game trailer, face painting, balloon artist, inflatables and more) and live music. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Nashville Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th visitmusiccity.com/july4th #NashvilleJuly4 Free fun starts with the Family Fun Zone in downtown’s Walk of Fame from 12 - 4 p.m. Live music starts on the main stage at Fifth & Broadway at 5:15 p.m. Country star Chris Young headlines. Nashville Symphony performs at Ascend Amphitheater around 9:30 p.m. with the fireworks. The music will be piped into several downtown locations, including Walk of Fame Park, Public Square Park, Riverfront Park and Lower Broadway. Pegram Park Fourth of July 615-646-0773 • pegram.net A pancake breakfast is served from 6 - 9 a.m. at Pegram UMC across from the park, followed by a parade at 10 a.m. The rest of the day, families can participate in games, contests, children’s activities and more. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. prior to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Watertown Public Square 615-237-1776 • watertowntn.com Bring your squirt guns and water balloons and have fun getting wet during this festivity starting at 3 p.m. that also includes a parade and fireworks at dusk.

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THINGS TO DO N Music City July 4th

5K/10K

whatdoyourunfor.com All ages. Public Square, Nashville; 7 a.m.; $45 $55. Start the holiday with a race through downtown Nashville benefiting the Pedigree Foundation.

N Red, White & BOOM (Register)

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/4thofjuly All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $35 adults, $25 ages 2 12 (discounts for members). Live science demonstrations, hands-on activities, live entertainment, food trucks,

laser shows and watching the downtown fireworks from the lawn.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music & Puppetry See Saturday, July 1.

N

FREE Summer Concert Series

shopprovidencemarketplace. com All ages. Providence Marketplace, 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet; 4 8:30 p.m. Live music by Mikki Zip, Alayna, Scott Honaker, Jeremy McComb and the Tim McDonald Band.

WED 5 R FREE Arts in the Park

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9:30 - 11 a.m. Create art, rain or shine.

S

FREE Character Dinner

615-477-3614 or thefireplacefellowship.com All ages. The Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville; 5 6:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner plus photo ops with Spongebob and Patrick.

N Creative Zone:

Puppet Making

See Saturday, July 1.

N Family Science

Lab: Investigators

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 6 - 9 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids). Discover how and why natural events happen on our planet, like earthquakes, volcano eruptions and tsunamis.

N

FREE Get Crafty (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Make arts and crafts projects from nature.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

R

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

SPOTLIGHT: THURSDAY NIGHT OUT at Cheekwood Cheekwood is open until 10 p.m. on Thursdays in July and August with familyfriendly festivities. Kids’ Fitness is at 5:30 p.m. featuring Yoga Play. At 6:30, family concerts take place with The WannaBeatles (July 6), Savannah Keyes (July 13), Bill Crosby (July 20), Rachel Rodriguez (July 27) and The Happy Racers (Aug. 3). Other family concerts in August TBA. From 7 - 10 p.m., there will be live jazz music, dancing, 1930s lawn games in tandem with the Dressing Downton theme, cash bars, food trucks and more. It’s all part of regular gate admission — $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Call 615-356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.

R

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

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

W FREE Kids’ Hour

615-550-5660 or rachelsumner.com Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.

Award-winning family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs interactive music.

W

FREE Let’s Get Crafty

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 1 - 2 p.m. Enjoy American Girl-themed craft projects.

W Music City Roots

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

R

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Auditions

615-893-7439, ext. 6014, or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13 - 17. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; free to audition, but those who are cast are required to pay the $25 Perform Murfreesboro annual program fee. Try out for a role in Anne of Green Gables (Aug. 15 - 27 performances).

R

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Orientation

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

N

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

R

Tumbleweeds (Register) See Monday, July 3.

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THINGS TO DO R Wild Things (Register)

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

THU 6 N

FREE Back Porch Concert Series

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

R Busy Bees

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

N Chris Fleming

615-782-4040 or tpac.org Ages 16+. TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $26.50. A night of stand-up comedy.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Saturday, July 1.

R FITMommy Yoga

615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; $4. A class for new moms and growing babies ages 6 weeks to crawling includes baby massage techniques.

S FREE Henderson-

ville Summer Concert Series

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

S Jesus Christ

Superstar

615-826-6037 or hpactn.com See Saturday, July 1.

N

La La Land in Concert

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $21 - $94. Experience the Academy Award-winning musical in HD while the Nashville Symphony performs the score.

N Mercy Me

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $200. A night of Christian music with special guest Jeremy Camp.

S

FREE Music on Main

goodlettsvillechamber.com All ages. City Hall Lawn, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Red Light 11 dance band plays old school tunes and contemporary favorites.

N

FREE Parnassus Storytime

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

R

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Auditions

See Wednesday, July 5.

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Orientation

See Wednesday, July 5.

N Sister Act

See Saturday, July 1.

N

Soggy Bottom Boys

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium,

116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50. A night of bluegrass music.

R FREE Splash Out!

615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 12 & younger. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Cool off under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department.

N

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

W Summer Night Hike (Register)

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

R What’s Up Night

Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3 per person/$10 per family. Discover nighttime forest.

S

FREE White House Americana Celebration americanacelebration.com All ages. White House Soccer Complex, 2784 Tennessee 76, White House; Thu - Fri 5 - 11 p.m., Sat 1 - 11 p.m., Sun 1 - 7 p.m. Carnival rides and games.

R

Youth Volleyball Class

615-907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 15. Sports*Com,

2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3. Beginners to advanced players can develop and refine their skills like bumping, setting and spiking.

FRI 7 R 39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days

615-893-2369 or uncledavemacondays.com All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; Fri 12 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.; $10 ages 5+, free ages 4 & younger. Old-time music/dance competitions, food, arts/ crafts, heritage activities for kids, storytelling and more.

W FREE Teen Anime Club

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

N Thursday Night Out

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 5 - 10 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Live entertainment, kids’ activities, food trucks and cash bars.

R Water Polo

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

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THINGS TO DO R Annie

615-563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Thru July 22: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students. Experience the musical adventure of little orphan Annie.

W

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang See Saturday, July 1.

N

Creative Zone: Puppet Making See Saturday, July 1.

N Dive-In Movie

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

R

Drum it Up (Register)

615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 5 - 10. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3. Get moving in this drumming exercise class.

N Family Line

Dancing Workshop

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger). All skill levels can learn new moves.

R

FREE Friday Night Live

downtownmurfreesboro.com All ages. Downtown Public Square, 20 N. Public Square, Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. A night of music by Entice.

N Full Moon Pickin’ Party

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

S FREE Fun Friday: Kids’ Hip Hop & Dance Funk

goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. Learn cool and fun dance moves to kid-favorite songs.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

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

N

W FREE Leiper’s Fork

N Nashville

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Search for salamanders and frogs under rocks and logs (wear grubby clothes and shoes).

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

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

W

FREE Parent and Me Drum Circle

FREE In Search of … AMPHIBIANS

S

Jesus Christ Superstar

See Saturday, July 1.

R

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register) See Wednesday, July 5.

R

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register) See Wednesday, July 5.

N La La Land in Concert

See Thursday, July 6.

N

Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens

615-847-0934 or lakewoodtheatreco.com Ages 10+. Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; Thru July 23: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 students. This Southern-fried comedy is the third and final in the Verdeen Cousins Texas Trilogy. The story revolves around a high school reunion.

W FREE Lego Mania

615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/ library Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 2 - 3 p.m. Tap into creativity while building different designs.

Have fun searching for frogs and other amphibians at Warner Park on Friday, July 7. It’s free for all ages!

Movie Night

Meet the Astronomer (Register)

615-373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; $6.24. Astronomer/astrophysicist Billy Teets, Ph.D., discusses the basics of eclipse mechanics, safe viewing tips and more.

N

FREE Moonlight Mosey (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Gaze at a bright summer moon during a walk.

N

FREE Movies in the Park

615-742-4399 or fordicecenter.com All ages. Ford Ice Center Park, 5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Nashville; 7 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a screening of Blades of Glory.

N

FREE Music and a Movie

615-758-6522 or mjparksandrec.org All ages. Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet; 7:45 p.m. Enjoy live music prior to a screening of Sing!

N

My Morning Jacket

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $36 $210. A night of rock music with special guest Margo Price.

Sounds Baseball

R

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 2 - 5. General Bragg Pavilion, 1540 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 10 - 10:45 a.m. Explore the djembe, play rhythmic games and more. Class size limited; first come, first served.

R Ragtime

615-904-2787 or boroarts.org All ages. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Thru July 23: Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. This musical tells the story of three groups in the U.S. in the early 20th century: African-Americans, upper-class suburbanites and EasternEuropean immigrants.

N Sister Act

See Saturday, July 1.

N

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

N

FREE Summer Birds in Shelby Park (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 9:30 a.m. Explore the park for resident and migratory birds.

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AN ALABAMA GULF COAST VACATION REALIZATION

LEARNING THAT IT’S ACTUALLY POSSIBLE FOR TIME TO STAND STILL.

Along this unexpected stretch of the softest sugar white sand and turquoise water the most amazing things can happen.

GulfShores.com | 877-341-2400

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5/18/17 9:28 AM

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Holly Tree of Priest Lake 3421 Old Anderson Road Antioch, TN 37013 615.366.1750 (School-age spots here!)

Faith-based child care and preschool

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Tales at

Twilight

615-862-8400 or nashville. gov/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 p.m. “Hands On with Zig” takes your family on an around-the-world musical journey.

R Toddler Time

with Thomas

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

R FREE Trail Worms

615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. General Bragg Trailhead, 1540 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 10 10:45 a.m. Discover native plants and animals that call Murfreesboro home through stories, crafts and hikes.

S

FREE White House Americana Celebration See Thursday, July 6.

N

Yonder Mountain String Band

615-889-3060 or ryman. com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29.50. A night of bluegrass music.

SAT 8 R 39th Annual

Uncle Dave Macon Days See Friday, July 7.

W American Girl

Doll Hair Salon Spectacular (Register) 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings

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Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9 - 10 a.m.; $25. Learn new tricks and insider tips for styling your doll’s hair; refreshments follow.

The SpongeBob Movie plays July 18 - 19 during Regal’s Summer Movie Express.

R

FREE Animal Encounters See Saturday, July 1.

R Annie

See Friday, July 7.

N

FREE Big Band Dance

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

N FREE Body Works (Register)

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

W Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

See Saturday, July 1.

N CONCACAF

Gold Cup Soccer

goldcup.org All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 3:30 p.m.; $30 - $236. The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football bring a soccer double-header to Nashville: United States vs Panama and Martinique vs Haiti/ Nicaragua.

N FREE Counting

Butterflies (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Search for butterflies in gardens, flowers and mud puddles.

SPOTLIGHT: KEEPIN’ IT COOL Head inside where it’s cool for some fun away from the sun. David Blaine at the Ryman Nashville ryman.com The master of illusion dazzles all ages on Friday, July 14. Discovery Center Summer Fun Murfreesboro explorethedc.org Programs free with the $8 gate admission take place every day this month: Mon - Fri includes Animal Antics, Storytime, Nature Nuts and Science a la Cart. Mondays also feature Snack Attack. Enjoy Crafternoon activities Sat - Sun. The Drowsy Chaperone at NCT nashvillect.org NCT Emerging Artists ages 14 - 18 present this musical July 28 - 30. Fireplace Character Dinners Hendersonville thefireplacefellowship.com On select Wednesdays, your family can enjoy a free meal and meet special characters like SpongeBob & Patrick (July 5), Frozen friends (July 12), and Mario & Sonic the Hedgehog (July 19). Get Creative at Little Art House Nashville littlearthousenashville.com Drop-in art classes ($15) for ages 5 - 10 every Saturday, plus family art classes (registration required) for ages 3 & older Saturday afternoons ($15 per project). Kids at the Capitol Lebanon capitoltheatretn.com Special kids’ programs at The Capitol Theatre for $5. The lineup features Safari Greg (July 11), Homeward Bound movie screening (July 18) & Super Science (July 25). Martin ArtQuest at the Frist Nashville fristcenter.org Free for kids ages 18 & younger, keep cool

while gettin’ creative with dozens of handson art-making stations. See & Sing The Little Mermaid Franklin Theatre franklintheatre.com On Sunday, July 16, members of Nashville Opera lead this sing-along experience while you watch Disney’s animated movie. String City in Nashville countrymusichalloffame.org July 1 & 3 - 8, slip into the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Ford Theater for this all-ages puppet show detailing the history of country music. It’s free at 10 & 11:30 a.m. each day. Sudekum Planetarium Summer Laser Shows Nashville adventuresci.org Every Saturday in July from 8 - 11 p.m., experience laser lights dancing to pop music across the dome. Summer Movie Madness All areas amctheatres.com, malco.com & regmovies. com Family-friendly flicks for cheap! Regal: Mon/ Tue at 10 a.m. for $1; Malco: Tue/Wed at 10 a.m. for $2; AMC: Mon/Wed at 10 a.m. for $4 (includes Kids Pack). Summer Reading Programs All areas nashvilleparent.com/summer-reading-forkids Area libraries continue their activities this month, and there are a lot of special programs happening at your local branch. The Theater Bug’s If I Were You Nashville thetheaterbug.org The Bug’s new original musical stars a cast of kids. The show runs July 13 - Aug. 5.


THINGS TO DO R Crafternoon

See Saturday, July 1.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Saturday, July 1.

N Downton Saturdays

See Saturday, July 1.

N Drop-In Art Class See Saturday, July 1.

N Family Art

Classes (Register)

See Saturday, July 1.

N Family Science Lab: Investigators

See Wednesday, July 5.

N Full Moon

Zip Tour (Register)

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

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

N Heroes &

Villains Fan Fest

heroesfanfest.com/nashville All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; Sat 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $35 (G.A.) - $900 (VIP). Comic vendors, celebrity guests, interactive games and more.

N Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens See Friday, July 7.

W Lee Greenwood

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 4 & 8 p.m.; $48 - $63. A night of country music.

N Murder Mystery Excursion Train

615-241-0436 or tcry.org All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 2:30 p.m.; $21 - $75. Ride the rails to Watertown and enjoy a murder mystery experience along the way.

W FREE Music

R Ragtime

See Friday, July 7.

N Roller Derby

nashvillerollergirls.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $7 $15. The Nashville Rollergirls host this double header featuring the Nashville All Stars and Nashville Brawl Stars.

N

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

N Summer

See Saturday, July 1.

See Saturday, July 1.

N Nashville

S FREE White House

Sounds Baseball

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

N FREE Nature

Scavenger Hunt (Register)

See Saturday, July 1.

N FREE Parnassus

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Hear a story about the Centennial Exposition of 1897, then make a replica of an original souvenir.

See Saturday, July 1.

Laser Shows

S Jesus Christ N FREE Kidsville

on the Porch

in the Vines

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn fun facts about plants and animals on a safari.

Superstar

R FREE Puppets

Saturday Storytime See Saturday, July 1.

N Pokémon:

Symphonic Evolutions

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $20 - $59. Nashville Symphony performs all-new arrangements with visuals from Pokémon video games.

Americana Celebration See Thursday, July 6.

W Wild Edibles of Summer (Register)

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org Adults. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m. 3 p.m.; $50. Learn the skills of wild foraging and how to prepare the harvest.

SUN 9 R Annie

See Friday, July 7.

R Crafternoon

See Saturday, July 1.

N

FREE Dragon Music Sunday

hwen.org All ages. Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 4 - 6:30 p.m. Local bands perform a variety of genres.

N Heroes &

Villains Fan Fest See Saturday, July 8.

N

Jackson’s White House

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger). Learn about Jackson’s turbulent journey to the White House.

S Jesus Christ Superstar

See Saturday, July 1.

N Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens

See Friday, July 7.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, July 1.

N

Nashville Sounds Baseball

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

MON 10 S

FREE Bilingual Music and Movement for Little Amigos

615-862-5862 or nashvillepubliclibrary.org Ages 1 - 5. Goodlettsville Branch Library, 205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 10:30 a.m. Kids can learn about Latino culture, Spanish language and music.

N Creative Zone:

Community Story Quilt 615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger). Design a paper square representing your story for a community quilt display.

N

Dancing with the Stars Live

R Ragtime

opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49.50 - $79.50. Your favorite celebs from the TV show bring the “Hot Summer Nights” tour to Nashville.

N Second

See Monday, July 3.

See Friday, July 7.

Sunday Toy Hack

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/sundayhack Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m.; $4 members, $7 nonmembers in addition to gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Learn how electronics work by hacking old devices and creating new ones.

N Sister Act

See Saturday, July 1.

N Sunday

Art Class (Register)

See Sunday, July 2.

S FREE White House

Americana Celebration See Thursday, July 6.

N Early Explorers

N

FREE Green Hills Community Story and Playtime See Monday, July 3.

N

FREE National Dance Day

615-297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com All ages. Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Experience complimentary dance classes and learn choreography from the TV show So You Think You Can Dance.

N OneRepublic

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 $154. A night of pop music. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO R Snack Attack! See Monday, July 3.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, July 3.

TUE 11 R 7-Hour Theatre

615-962-8773 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Bradley Academy Museum, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $10. Write, learn and perform a show in seven hours.

N FREE Bike Ride:

Shelby to Downtown Parks (Register) 615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 12+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 8:30 p.m. This ride makes stops for bird watching.

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, July 6.

Carole King: Tapestry Live at Hyde Park

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

N FREE Green Hills Summer Concert Series

615-298-5478 or shopgreenhills.com/events All ages. The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m. Live music by Lacy Cavalier.

N Kids at the Capitol: Safari Greg

615-784-4014 or capitoltheatretn.com All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 11:30 a.m.; $5 children, free adults. Magic, live animals, comedy and more.

W Knee-High

Naturalist: Wiggly Worms (Register)

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/child pair, $7 each additional person. Explore the world of our underground friends.

fathomevents.com All ages. Regal Green Hills Cinema (3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville), Regal Opry Mills (570 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville) & Thoroughbred 20 (633 Frazier Drive, Franklin); 7 p.m.; $16.39. See King’s live 2016 London concert where she performed her entire iconic Tapestry album live.

FREE Mini-ARTlab with Vadis Turner (Register)

N Creative Zone:

President: Sunset Wagon Rides

Community Story Quilt

See Monday, July 10.

R FITMommy

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

N

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org/artlab Ages 11 - 18. Oasis Center, 1704 Charlotte Ave., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn how to turn everyday clutter into abstract collages.

N Pinot with the 615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com Ages 21+. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; $30. An after-hours tour by horsedrawn wagon with wine and food in the garden.

Catch Safari Greg during Kids at The Capitol on Wednesday, July 12.

N

Tomato Canning Class (Register)

615-942-7169 or greendoorgourmet.com Adults. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; $45. Learn to successfully preserve ripe tomatoes.

R Water Polo

See Thursday, July 6.

WED 12

N Grand Ole Opry

N FREE Preparing

N

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about the upcoming eclipse in August from astronomers.

See Saturday, July 1.

James Taylor & His All-Star Band

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $70.50 $104.50. A night of folk/ pop music with special guest Bonnie Raitt.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

R FREE Arts

See Wednesday, July 5.

See Wednesday, July 5.

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

in the Park

S FREE Character

Dinner

615-477-3614 or thefireplacefellowship.com All ages. The Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville; 5 6:30 p.m. After supper, meet the characters from Frozen.

N

Creative Zone: Community Story Quilt See Monday, July 10.

R Flick ‘n Float

615-890-5333 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 12 & younger. Boro Beach at Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 youth. Bring your own float and watch a familyfriendly movie poolside.

R

See Wednesday, July 5.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

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

W

Knee-High Naturalist: Wiggly Worms (Register) See Tuesday, July 11.

W Music City Roots See Wednesday, July 5.

N FREE National

Ice Cream Month (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6 - 7 p.m. Gather toppings from East Nashville Farmers’ Market and eat ice cream while enjoying the dusk setting.

N Pinot with the

President: Sunset Wagon Rides See Tuesday, July 11.

for the Total Eclipse (Register)

N

FREE Shelby Storytime (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. Hear stories about things that live in the park.

R

Tumbleweeds (Register) See Monday, July 3.

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, July 5.

THU 13 N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

See Thursday, July 6.

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, July 6.

N

Creative Zone: Community Story Quilt

See Monday, July 10.

N Dailey & Vincent

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50. A night of bluegrass music.

N

FREE Eclipse Speaker Series

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. In this Google Hangout session, experts discuss the importance of August’s total solar eclipse.

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THINGS TO DO R FITMommy Yoga See Thursday, July 6.

S FREE

Hendersonville Summer Concert Series

and Distribution of Female Effigy Bottles of the Middle Cumberland Region.”

N The O’Jays

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

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49 - $129. A night of soul music (presented without orchestra).

N If I Were You

N Thursday

615-818-7358 or thetheaterbug.org All ages. The Theater Bug at New Life Baptist Church, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville; Thru Aug. 5: Thu Sat 7 p.m.; $10 online, $12 at the door. Local kids present this original musical that follows one year in the life of four young people who don’t know each other but share something in common.

N FREE Mini-ARTlab

with Vadis Turner (Register)

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org/artlab Ages 11 - 18. Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville; 3 - 4 p.m. Learn how to turn everyday clutter into abstract collages.

S

FREE Music on Main

615-325-9032 or portlandcofc.com All ages. Portland Chamber of Commerce, 106 Main St., Portland; 7 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music by The Jimmy Church Band.

N

FREE Parnassus Storytime See Thursday, July 6.

N Sister Act

See Saturday, July 1.

N

FREE The History in Your Own Back Yard 615-832-8197 or travellersrestplantation.org All ages. Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m. Robert Sharp and Kevin Smith present “Our Lady of the Cumberland: The Styles

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Night Out

See Thursday, July 6.

R Water Polo

See Thursday, July 6.

N Weeknight Laser Shows

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

R Youth

$15 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger. Experience an Agatha Christie murder mystery featuring Miss Marple on stage.

R Annie

See Friday, July 7.

N Beauty

and the Beast

renplayers.com All ages. The Renaissance Center, 855 Tennessee 46, Dickson; Thru July 23: Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students, $5 ages 5 & younger. The Renaissance Players present Disney’s tale as old as time.

S

Bold Enough Rodeo Challenge

sumnercoalition.org/rodeo All ages. Triple Creek Park, 1350 E. Broadway, Gallatin; 7:30 - 10 p.m.; $15. Contests include trick riding and barrel racing, plus activities like mechanical bull and pony rides.

N

Creative Zone: Community Story Quilt See Monday, July 10.

N David Blaine

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.50 - $79.50. A night of magic and illusions.

N Dive-In Movie

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

R

Drum it Up (Register) See Friday, July 7.

N

Family Program: Beginner Banjo Workshop

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

W FREE Franklin

Movies in the Park

615-794-2103 or franklintn.gov/parks Ages 21+. Eastern Flank Event Facility, 1368 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 8 p.m. This adults-only outing features a screening of Central Intelligence.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

N

FREE Grand Outings: River Romp (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 2 - 6 with a grandparent. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Explore the wonders of the Little Harpeth River through stories and hands-on activities.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

See Friday, July 1.

N If I Were You

See Thursday, July 13.

Volleyball Class See Thursday, July 6.

FRI 14 R 50th Annual

Murfreesboro Antique Show murfreesboroantiqueshow. com All ages. Middle Tennessee Convention Center, 1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $7. Browse and shop some of the finest antique dealers from across the country.

N A Murder is Announced

615-598-8950 or encore-theatre-company.org Ages 8+. Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.;

Enjoy a Frozen theme during the free Character Dinner at The Fireplace Fellowship in Hendersonville on Wednesday, July 12.


THINGS TO DO N FREE In Search of … CREEK CRITTERS

R Snow Bird Bounce

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Search for crayfish, insects, salamanders, snakes and other creek creatures.

615-893-8386 or bounceu. com/murfreesboro-tn Ages 7 & younger. BounceU, 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. 12 p.m.; $7.95. Bounce on inflatables, then enjoy a story with WSMV’s Snow Bird.

R July Jamboree

N FREE Tales

615-893-0022 or oaklandsmansion.org Ages 21+. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; $75. Live music by The Knott Brothers, a Southern-fried chicken/catfish dinner, rum tastings and more.

615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 p.m. Lanny Smith & The Earthman Project presents a family program.

R KidFIT: Movers

615-373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9:30 - 11:30 p.m.; $6.24. View celestial sights through the giant telescope at Dyer Observatory. Call ahead to RSVP.

Summer Picnic

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, July 5.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, July 5.

N Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens

See Friday, July 7.

W FREE Leiper’s Fork Movie Night

See Friday, July 7.

N Neddy Jacobs Day

fiddlersgrove.org All ages. Fiddlers Grove Historic Village, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; Fri 12 - 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $3 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Music by local bands, children’s activities, statewide vendors with handcrafted items and more.

R FREE Parent and

Me Drum Circle See Friday, July 7.

R Ragtime

See Friday, July 7.

N Sister Act

See Saturday, July 1.

Catch Finding Dory at Nashville Shores’ Dive-In Movie on Friday, July 14.

N Fostoria

Glass Show

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

at Twilight

W Telescope Night (Register)

R Tie Dye and

S’mores (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 1000 Espey Drive, Smyrna; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; $2. A creative evening with campfire snacks.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

SAT 15 R

50th Annual Murfreesboro Antique Show See Friday, July 14.

R

A Murder is Announced See Friday, July 14.

R

FREE Animal Encounters See Saturday, July 1.

R Annie

See Friday, July 7.

W Arena Polo

See Friday, July 7.

franklinpolo.com All ages. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 5:45 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 10 & younger. Franklin Polo Club hosts this match between Tennessee & Florida.

R FREE Trail Worms

N Beauty

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, July 7.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 2 - 3:30 p.m.; $13.50. Treats, crafts, cupcake decorating and more.

W

FREE Hike Day (Register)

and the Beast

See Friday, July 14.

N FREE Big

Band Dance

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

S Bold Enough

Rodeo Challenge

See Friday, July 14.

R Crafternoon

See Saturday, July 1.

N

Creative Zone: Community Story Quilt See Monday, July 10.

N Downton

Saturdays

See Saturday, July 1.

N Drop-In Art Class See Saturday, July 1.

N

FREE Ecology Trail Nature Walk (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 2 p.m. Embark on a short walk in search of dragonflies, bees, cicadas, hummingbirds and more.

N

Family Art Classes (Register) See Saturday, July 1.

N FREE Farm Fun Day 615-837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Birds of prey show, Ag Simulator virtual farm experience, mounted patrol demonstrations, miniature donkey rides (small fee) and more.

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

N If I Were You

See Thursday, July 13.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Learn how music expands minds, then make a musicinspired craft.

N

Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens See Friday, July 7.

N FREE Morning Muse (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 8 a.m. Walk the trails with nature poetry for inspiration.

W

FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, July 1.

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It’s not just Fandom. It’s Family.

NASHVILLE JULY 8 & 9, 2017

MUSIC CITY CENTER

www.heroesfanfest.com/nashville

IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR STRENGTH TRAINING? Brentwood’s youth fitness expert John Humble now offering a program for kids ages 10 and older.

Ruger Humble

Here’s why!

The American Academy of Pediatrics states that competitive sport kids before adolescence need a resistance-based strength program designed to build muscle, muscle recovery and endurance, and most importantly, prevent injuries for young athletes. “What age is best to start?” The Mayo clinic suggest 7 or 8 years old or older. Our program starts at 10 years old. “What is Strength Training?” It started years ago mostly for men and women over 40 who wanted to firm up, get stronger and live healthier. Strength Training involves non stressful resistance training machines, exercises using your own body weight and controlled free weights. “My son keeps getting injured in his travel sports. How do I prevent that?” A sim simple fix is to sign up for our training to increase muscle strength, endurance and power, to support the weekly stress of competitive training. “How do I get started?” Contact me for a free evaluation and program assessment for your son or daughter.

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(615) 377-2334

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THINGS TO DO N Nature

Unleashed Day

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Go inside natural disasters with activities related to the Nature Unleashed exhibit.

N Neddy Jacobs Day See Friday, July 14.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, July 1.

W FREE Pizza

& Pages

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

R FREE Puppets

on the Porch

See Saturday, July 1.

R Ragtime

See Friday, July 7.

W Riverbend Kids Club

615-468-2008 or riverbendnurseries.com All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 - 11 a.m.; $5. Create a “Just Believe” hideaway house.

S Seventh Annual Southeastern All Chevy/GMC Truck Nationals

gmtruckshow.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 8 a.m.; $5 spectators ($20 to enter a vehicle). Enjoy this auto show with awards in 23 categories.

S FREE Sixth Annual Superhero Day

615-824-1159 or academychilddevelopment. com/events All ages. The Academy,

151 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Superhero-themed fun includes complimentary comic books, games, costume contests, prizes, face painting, food and more.

N Summer

Laser Shows

See Saturday, July 1.

S FREE Sumner

Crest Concert

615-325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a rock & roll revival.

N FREE The

Archaeology of Tattooing (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 8+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn about ancient tattooing from a local archaeologist.

W

FREE Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St., Spring Hill; 12 p.m. The Machinists vs Quicksteps play 1860s-style baseball.

N FREE Weather or Not (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1 - 2:30 p.m. Learn about clouds, rain, storms and weather patterns.

SUN 16 R 50th Annual

Murfreesboro Antique Show See Friday, July 14.

R A Murder

is Announced

See Friday, July 14.

R Annie

See Friday, July 7.

N

Beauty and the Beast

See Friday, July 14.

W Bowie Park

Kids Race

nashvillerunning.com/ register/2017-bowie-kidsfun-run Ages 4 - 12. Bowie Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 7:30 a.m.; $10. A 1.2-mile kids’ fun run around the Loblolly Loop Trail.

R Crafternoon

See Saturday, July 1.

N

Creative Zone: Community Story Quilt See Monday, July 10.

N FREE Dragon

Music Sunday

See Sunday, July 2.

N

Fostoria Glass Show

See Saturday, July 15.

N Hans Zimmer

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $28 - $322. A night of movie music.

N

FREE Hermitage Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 12 p.m. A double header: Distillers vs Maroons and Scouts vs Cumberlanders.

N

FREE Jazz on the Cumberland

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

N

KC & The Sunshine Band

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1

Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39 - $99. Shake your booty during the dance party event of the summer.

inspirational music with The McCrary Sisters, Zach Williams and others.

N Last Round Up

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 1:30 p.m.; $15 - $20. Join Nashville Opera for a sing-along experience with Disney’s animated mermaid movie.

of the Guacamole Queens See Friday, July 7.

W

FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, July 1.

R Ragtime

See Friday, July 7.

W FREE Ravenswood

Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Ravenswood Mansion, 1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood; 12 p.m. An 1860s-style baseball doubleheader: Holstons vs Phoenix and Farriers vs Travellers.

N

Red, White & Brew

cfmt.org/events Ages 21+. Tennessee Brew Works, 809 Ewing Ave., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $30. Local beers, food, music and games benefiting The Tomorrow Fund.

N Sam’s Place:

Music for the Spirit

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $27.50 - $39.50. Steven Curtis Chapman hosts a night of

W See & Sing The Little Mermaid

N Sister Act

See Saturday, July 1.

N Sunday Art

Class (Register)

See Sunday, July 2.

MON 17 R FREE Adoption 101

(Registration Required)

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

N Creative Zone: Bodacious Bolos

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger). Customize your own westerninspired neck wear.

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THINGS TO DO N Early Explorers See Monday, July 3.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, July 3.

R

Tumbleweeds (Register) See Monday, July 3.

N WWE RAW

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $18.20 $109.50. Wrestling action featuring Dean Ambrose, The Hardy Boyz, Finn Balor and more.

TUE 18 R Busy Bees

See Thursday, July 6.

N

Creative Zone: Bodacious Bolos See Monday, July 17.

R FITMommy

See Tuesday, July 11.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

N

FREE Green Hills Summer Concert Series

615-298-5478 or shopgreenhills.com/events All ages. The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m. Live music by Kasey Tyndall.

N Kids at the Capitol: Homeward Bound

615-784-4014 or capitoltheatretn.com All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 11:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free adults. See the movie about three pets that escape a California ranch to find their owners.

R FREE Nature

Play Day

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy.,

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Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Build a fort, play in the water, climb, crawl and get dirty with activities like mud painting, clay sculpting, chalk art and more.

R Water Polo

See Thursday, July 6.

WED 19 N AFI and

Circa Survive

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $39.50. A night of alternative/hard rock music with guest Citizen.

R FREE Arts

in the Park

See Wednesday, July 5.

N Creative Zone: Bodacious Bolos

See Monday, July 17.

N Family Science Lab: Explorers

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids). Learn how incredible events happen naturally every day through a hands-on lab.

N FREE Farmers’

Market Mash-up (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 5 - 6 p.m. A scavenger hunt activity to the East Nashville Farmers’ Market and back with prizes and watermelon on the porch.

S FREE Gaming Night 615-477-3614 or thefireplacefellowship.com All ages. The Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville;

5 - 6:30 p.m. Kids can meet Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog then play on the video gaming truck.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

N High

School Musical

615-554-7414 or streettheatrecompany.org All ages. Holy Trinity Community Church, 6723 Charlotte Pike, Nashville; Wed - Thu 2 p.m., Fri - Sat 2 & 7 p.m.; $24 adults, $20 students/children. Street Theatre Company presents Disney’s smash hit movie musical on stage.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, July 5.

R

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register) See Wednesday, July 5.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

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

songs, crafts, hikes and other activities.

THU 20 FREE Back Porch Concert Series See Thursday, July 6.

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, July 6.

N

Creative Zone: Bodacious Bolos See Monday, July 17.

R FITMommy Yoga See Thursday, July 6.

S FREE

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

School Musical

See Wednesday, July 19.

N If I Were You

See Thursday, July 13.

N

Infamous Stringdusters

R FREE Island

N

FREE Whatever Floats Your Boat (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build, float, sink and rebuild natural boats.

R Wild Things

(Register)

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

615-460-0172 or thenashvillefoodproject.org/ nourish Adults. Montgomery Bell Academy Dining Hall, 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $200. Food by the South’s most innovative chefs, wine, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit The Nashville Food Project.

N High

See Thursday, July 6.

R Tumbleweeds See Monday, July 3.

N Nourish

FREE Parnassus Storytime

See Wednesday, July 5.

(Register)

goodlettsvillechamber.com All ages. City Hall Lawn, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Live music by DB Chase and The Moonshine Outlaws.

Hendersonville Summer Concert Series

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50. A night of bluegrass music.

W Music City Roots

S

FREE Music on Main

Fun Run

615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 8 p.m. Run/walk the one-mile route with music and prizes.

N

L’ete Du Vin – Vintners’ Tasting

615-329-1760 or nashvillewineauction.com/ lete-du-vin-2/vintnerstasting-2/ Ages 21+. Richland Country Club, 1 Club Drive, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $175. A seated, structured wine tasting of California Collectibles.

N

See Thursday, July 6.

N

615-784-4014 or capitoltheatretn.com All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; Thru July 29: Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $20 ages 6+, $13 ages 3 - 5. In this romantic stage comedy, a young bride is on a quest to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-inlaw.

N Sister Act

See Saturday, July 1.

R FREE Splash Out!

615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 12 & younger. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Cool off under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department.

S

FREE Third Thursday on Main

615-452-5692 or downtowngallatin.com All ages. Public Square, Gallatin; 6:30 - 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for a concert by Bobby Randall & Friends with Melissa Lee.


THINGS TO DO

FRI 21 W 43rd Annual Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

615-794-6721 or bethlehemumc.com All ages. Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin; 4:30 - 8 p.m.; $10 in advance/$13 day of for adults, $6 ages 3 - 10, free ages 2 & younger. All-youcan-eat catfish dinners, live music, a children’s play area and more. Hot dogs available for kids who won’t eat fish, and carry out service is available.

N A Murder

is Announced

See Friday, July 14.

N Air Supply

Kids 12 & younger can cool off by getting soaked during Splash Out! on Thursday, July 20 at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro.

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39 - $89. A night of pop/rock music (presented without orchestra).

R Annie

See Friday, July 7.

N Thursday Night Out

See Thursday, July 6.

N Topgolf Crush

topgolf.com/crush All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.; $60 - $250. Tee up and take a swing at giant targets on the stadium field. There’s also live music, giant Jenga, corn hole, ski ball putting and more.

R Water Polo

See Thursday, July 6.

R What’s Up

Night Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3 per person/$10 per family. Discover the nighttime forest.

N FREE Wildlife:

Tragedy of the Trade (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 10+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6:30 - 8 p.m. Learn the dark secrets of the animal underworld and what you can do to help.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

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

N Beauty

and the Beast

See Friday, July 14.

W FREE Bluegrass Along the Harpeth

615-390-3588 or bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com All ages. Franklin Town Square, 109 Third Ave. S., Franklin; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. Live bluegrass music, dancing, crafts, art exhibits, food trucks and more.

N

FREE Crafting the Naturalist Way (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 11 a.m. Make arts and crafts from recyclables.

N Creative Zone: Bodacious Bolos

See Monday, July 17.

N Dive-In Movie

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

R Drum it Up (Register)

See Friday, July 7.

S FREE Fun Friday:

Goodlettsville WaterFest

goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Educational scavenger hunts, inflatable water slides, prizes, food and more teaching kids to connect with local waterways.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

R Guys and Dolls Jr.

615-893-2242 or mltarts.com All ages. Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro; Thru July 30: Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 students. Performers ages 13 - 18 present a one-hour version of the Broadway musical that follows the adventures of gambler Nathan Detroit and smooth talking Sky Masterson.

S

FREE Hendersonville Cruise In See Friday, July 7.

N High School Musical

See Wednesday, July 19.

N If I Were You

See Thursday, July 13.

N

FREE In Search of … POLLINATORS

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Search for bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators.

R

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register) See Wednesday, July 5.

R

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register) See Wednesday, July 5.

N

Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens

See Friday, July 7.

W FREE Lego Mania

615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 2 - 3 p.m. Tap into creativity while building different designs.

W

FREE Leiper’s Fork Movie Night See Friday, July 7.

N Madison Train Show

615-612-3324 or nathanbaker@comcast.net All ages. City Road Chapel United Methodist Church, 701 Gallatin Pike S., Nashville; Fri 3 - 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $7 adults, $4 ages 4 - 12, free ages 3 & younger. Operating layouts of various scales, train-related exhibits, vendors from three states, door prizes and more.

S

FREE Movie in the Park

goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park Soccer Field, 775 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; gates open at 6 p.m., movie at 8 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a screening of Finding Dory.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Nashville Flea Market

615-862-5016 or nashvilleflea.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Find treasures with a “Hot Buys” theme.

R

FREE Parent and Me Drum Circle See Friday, July 7.

R Ragtime

See Friday, July 7.

N Seven Brides

for Seven Brothers

See Thursday, July 20.

R SibShop: Science Night (Register)

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m.; $10 (dinner included). A night for siblings of special needs children, kids can explore science through hands-on activities.

Amanfu, Peter Cooper, Bob DiPiero and Dennis Matkosky perform.

R

FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

615-890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 6 - 9 p.m. Live music by Einstein’s Folly.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, July 7.

N Topgolf Crush See Thursday, July 20.

N Totally ’80s Totally Murder

888-643-2583 or grimprov.com Ages 13+. The Old Spaghetti Factory, 160 Second Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $60$79. A murder mystery dinner show.

R FREE Trail Worms See Friday, July 7.

N Weeknight Laser Shows

N Sister Act

See Thursday, July 13.

N Steve Earle

SAT 22

See Saturday, July 1.

& The Dukes

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.50 - $59.50. A night of country rock with special guest Lucero.

N

FREE Tales at Twilight

615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 p.m. The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presents a family show.

W The Second Story: A Writer’s Night Re-imagined

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $24 - $34. Ruby

N A Murder

is Announced

See Friday, July 14.

W American Girl Doll

Hair Salon Spectacular (Register)

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

R

FREE Animal Encounters See Saturday, July 1.

R Annie

See Friday, July 7.

S

FREE Back-toSchool Expo

615-859-3458 or rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live entertainment, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, costumed characters and more. Plus, 300 book bags with supplies will be given to students in grades 1 - 5 who visit vendor booths.

N

Beauty and the Beast

See Friday, July 14.

N FREE Big

Band Dance

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

W

Bluebird on the Mountain

N

Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Party

friendsofshelby.org/pickin_ parties All ages. Cornelia Fort Airpark, 1093 Shadow Lane, Nashville; 6 - 10 p.m.; $12 in advance/$15 at the gate adults, $5 ages 12 - 19, free ages 11 & younger. Music by Allen Thompson Band and Rorey Carroll, craft beer, wine food vendors and more.

R Crafternoon

N Eclipse Science Day 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Explore all-things eclipse science, including safe-viewing techniques and the geometry that makes eclipses happen.

N Elliston Place Street Fest

See Saturday, July 1.

ellistonplacestreetfest.com Ages 18+. Elliston Place Outdoor Stage + Exit/In + The End, 2208 Elliston Place, Nashville; 3 p.m.; $20 $85. Music by The Wild Feathers, Billy Joe Shaver, The Pink Spiders, Lazersnake and more.

N Drop-In Art Class

N Family Art Classes

See Saturday, July 1.

N

Creative Zone: Bodacious Bolos See Monday, July 17.

N

Downton Saturdays

See Saturday, July 1.

(Register)

See Saturday, July 1.

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

W

FREE Bluegrass Along the Harpeth See Friday, July 21.

N

Carla Hall: Homecoming & Dinner on the Ground

615-942-7169 or greendoorgourmet.com All ages. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville; 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.; $55 adults, $12 ages 5 - 12 ($95 VIP). Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew and owner of Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen, hosts a Southern supper/soul food event. The VIP experience (5 p.m.) includes a meet and greet and autographed book.

Children can play on inflatables and enjoy other activities during the 43rd Annual Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry in Franklin on Friday, July 21.

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THINGS TO DO R

Family Cooking Class (Register)

615-956-6077 or thecuriouskitchen.net All ages. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 7 p.m.; $55. Learn to make fresh pasta, Italian chopped salad, marinara, basil and mozzarella stuffed garlic bread and berry shortcakes.

N Family Science

Lab: Explorers

See Wednesday, July 19.

N FREE Farm Fun Day 615-837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Goats galore to feed and milk, sheep shearing demonstrations, beekeepers, Ag Simulator virtual farm experience and other activities.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

R Guys and Dolls Jr. See Friday, July 21.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Hear stories about trains in 1897, then make a related craft.

N Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens See Friday, July 7.

N Madison Train Show

See Friday, July 21.

N Museum Fun Day 615-742-7445 or lanemotormuseum.org All ages. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $12 adults, $3 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger and fathers. Check out all the European cars along with basement tours, demonstrations and rides (18+ only).

N FREE Music

in the Vines

See Saturday, July 1.

N High

N FREE Nashville

See Wednesday, July 19.

See Friday, July 21.

N If I Were You

N FREE Parnassus

School Musical

See Thursday, July 13.

N FREE iNaturalist

for Families (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 6+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bring your smartphone or camera and help inventory the parks’ flora and fauna.

N FREE Insect

Collection Extravaganza

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. View the insect collection and learn about the fascinating world of six-legged creatures.

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Flea Market

Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, July 1.

R

FREE Puppets on the Porch See Saturday, July 1.

R Ragtime

See Friday, July 7.

S Rock Castle

Songwriter’s Night

615-824-0502 or historicrockcastle.com All ages. Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville; 5 - 9 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music by local songwriters. Kids can play colonial games from the toy chest.

It’s “Goats Galore!” during Farm Fun Day at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum on Saturday, July 22. Admission is free!

N

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers See Thursday, July 20.

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

N

FREE Start ‘Em Young

615-297-0296 or cumberlandgallery.com Ages 3 - 9. Cumberland Gallery, 4107 Hillsboro Cir., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. An interactive morning for kids to encourage engagement with art.

N Styx & REO

Speedwagon

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $27 $306. A night of rock music with special guest Don Felder.

N

Summer Laser Shows

See Saturday, July 1.

N The Moody Blues

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $75 - $125. A night of rock music.

N Topgolf Crush See Thursday, July 20.

N

FREE Watercolor in Nature Series (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 10+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. Have fun painting with watercolors.

R

Watermelon Festival

615-274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 12. Eat watermelon, cool off in the Splash Zone featuring the splash pad, bubble blast pool, inflatable water slides and more. Plus, contests like the Watermelon Crawl, Seed Spitting, Melon Toss and eating contests.

SUN 23 N A Murder is Announced

See Friday, July 14.

N Beauty

and the Beast

See Friday, July14.

R Crafternoon See Saturday, July 1.

N Creative Zone: Bodacious Bolos

See Monday, July 17.

N FREE Dragon Music Sunday

See Sunday, July 2.

R Guys and Dolls Jr. See Friday, July 21.

N Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens

See Friday, July 7.

N

Music City Triathlon

team-magic.com/events/97 All ages. Nissan Stadium Lot R, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 6 a.m.; $90 - $235. Choose sprint or intermediate distances during this run/


THINGS TO DO

MON 24

Road, Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m. Live music by Kurt Stevens.

N Family Science

race with youth and adult competitors.

W

N Creative Zone:

N Kids at the

W Music City Roots

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

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger). Make a paper hat design inspired by Jason Aldean.

615-784-4014 or capitoltheatretn.com All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 11:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free adults. An introduction to the physical world with everything from explosions to bubbling potions.

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 10 - 13 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $7.50 per child in addition to regular gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Unravel phenomenal occurrences to determine if they’re predictable or surprises.

N FREE Garden to

R Tumbleweeds

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Make and eat pizza from food harvested from the garden.

See Monday, July 3.

N Grand Ole Opry

N 3D Printing 101

bike/swim event that includes relay team options.

FREE Music in the Vines

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, July 21.

R Ragtime

See Friday, July 7.

W Rodeo & Juliet

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 6:30 p.m.; $15 - $20. A night of American roots music featuring Marc Martel of The Queen Extravaganza.

N Secessionists and Sightseers: Civil War at The Hermitage

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 1 - 5 p.m.; free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger). Costumed interpreters discuss the Union and Confederate soldiers’ experiences.

N Seven Brides

for Seven Brothers

Cowboy Hats

N Early Explorers

See Monday, July 3.

N School of

N Nashville

615-324-1010 or citywinery.com All ages. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $10 - $15. A musical showcase by students of School of Rock Nashville.

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus the Las Vegas 51s.

R Snack Attack!

R FREE Nature

See Monday, July 3.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

Rock All Stars

See Monday, July 3.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, July 3.

TUE 25 R Busy Bees

See Thursday, July 6.

N Creative Zone:

N Sunday

See Monday, July 24.

See Sunday, July 2.

R FITMommy

N Tig Notaro

615-782-4040 or tpac.org Ages 16+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $37. A night of stand-up comedy.

N Topgolf Crush See Thursday, July 20.

N

Meek Mill & Yo Gotti

nashvilleauditorium.com Ages 16+. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.50 - $55. A night of hip hop/rap with guests YFN Lucci and Moneybagg Yo.

See Thursday, July 20.

Art Class (Register)

Capitol: Super Science

Cowboy Hats

See Tuesday, July 11.

Sounds Baseball

Play Day

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

N Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

See Thursday, July 20.

R Water Polo

See Thursday, July 6.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

WED 26

N FREE Green Hills

R FREE Arts

Summer Concert Series

615-298-5478 or shopgreenhills.com/events All ages. The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin

in the Park

See Wednesday, July 5.

N Creative Zone: Cowboy Hats

See Monday, July 24.

Lab: Researchers

Plate (Register)

See Saturday, July 1.

N KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, July 5.

N KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, July 5.

W FREE Kids Water Day

615-794-2103 or franklintn.gov/parks All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Water relays, water gun fights, water slides, beach balls and more.

See Wednesday, July 5.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus the Las Vegas 51s.

(Register)

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, July 5.

THU 27 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/i2labs Ages 10 - 13 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.; $12 members, $15 non-members per student plus gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.05 ages 2 12). Explore the basics of 3D printing technologies, then design your own fidget spinner.

N ARTlab with Vadis Turner (Register)

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

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org/artlab Ages 15 - 18. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $180 members, $200 nonmembers. This two-day workshop challenges students to rethink and re-imagine everyday objects into works of art.

N FREE Music

N FREE Back Porch

tbra.org All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5 p.m. The Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association hosts this bike

See Thursday, July 6.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

City Crits

Concert Series

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, July 6.

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THINGS TO DO N Creative Zone:

N FREE In Search of

See Monday, July 24.

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Explore the bark, leaves, seeds and twigs of different trees.

Cowboy Hats

… TREES

R FITMommy Yoga See Thursday, July 6.

S FREE Henderson-

ville Summer Concert Series

See Thursday, July 6.

R KidFIT: Movers

N If I Were You

and Shakers (Register)

See Thursday, July 13.

See Wednesday, July 5.

N FREE Music

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

Together Try Out Class (Register)

inharmonymusicmidtn.com/ tryout-class Ages 6 months - 5 years. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668A Central Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. Sample this popular parent/tot musicand-movement program.

See Wednesday, July 5.

W FREE Leiper’s Fork Topgolf Crush comes to Nissan Stadium July 20 - 23. All ages can have fun hitting golf balls into giant targets on the stadium field.

N Little Big Town

N Thursday Night Out

N Nashville

See Thursday, July 6.

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus the Las Vegas 51s.

R Water Polo

Sounds Baseball

N FREE Parnassus Storytime

See Thursday, July 6.

N Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50. A night of bluegrass music.

N Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

See Thursday, July 20.

W FREE Superwholock

615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. A club for those who love Supernatural, Sherlock or Doctor Who.

Movie Night

See Friday, July 5.

See Thursday, July 6.

N Way Late Play Date: ’80s Retro (Register)

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/waylate Ages 21+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $25 members, $35 non-members. Check out the exhibits, explore science from the ’80s, sip beer/wine and more.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 5+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 2 - 3:30 p.m.; $13.50. Treats, crafts, cupcake decorating and more.

R What’s Up Night Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy.,

Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3 per person/$10 per family. Discover the forest under the night sky.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, July 6.

FRI 28 N Creative Zone: Cowboy Hats

See Monday, July 24.

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

R Drum it Up (Register)

See Friday, July 7.

younger). In Texas it’s a fiddle, in Boston it’s a violin, in Nashville it depends! Explores the differences and similarities between the two.

N Foreigner

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $32 $329. A night of rock music with special guests Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.

N Frist Friday

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. A night of indie pop music by ELEL.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

R Guys and Dolls Jr. See Friday, July 21.

N Family Program: Is S FREE Hendersonit a Fiddle or a Violin?

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and

ville Cruise In

See Friday, July 7.

N If I Were You See Thursday, July 13.

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $50.50 - $90.50. A night of country music.

N FREE Music

Together Try Out Class (Register)

See Thursday, July 27.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus the Las Vegas 51s.

R FREE Parent and Me Drum Circle

See Friday, July 7.

N Red, White & Zoo

615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org Ages 21+. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $65 - $115 ($25 - $65 DDs). Unlimited wine tastings, food, live music, animal encounters and more.

N Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

See Thursday, July 20. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Tales

N Creative Zone:

615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. 1st St., Nashville; 7 p.m. A family concert by Bill Crosby & The Bahama Llama Band.

See Monday, July 24.

at Twilight

N The Drowsy Chaperone

615-252-4675 or nashvillect.org Ages 10+. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Fri Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $12. NCT’s emerging artists, ages 14 - 18, present this send-up of the jazz age musical.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, July 7.

R FREE Trail Worms See Friday, July 7.

Cowboy Hats

N FREE Creek n’ Splash (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Bring water shoes for a scientific exploration of Cooper Creek.

N Downton Saturdays

See Saturday, July 1.

N Drop In

and Draw (Register)

615-770-9902 or paperinkarts.com Grades 1 - 8. Paper and Ink Arts, 113 Graylynn Drive, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $40 (includes supplies). Learn to draw cartoon characters of humans, animals and more.

SAT 29

N Drop-In Art Class

N ’80s Retro

N FREE Eclipse

Science Day

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Explore the tubular science behind ’80s-inspired pop culture with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, July 1.

N FREE Big Band Dance

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

R Crafternoon See Saturday, July 1.

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Countdown (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. Learn about the upcoming total solar eclipse and the best way to safely watch it.

N Family Art

Classes (Register)

See Saturday, July 1.

N Family Science Lab: Researchers

See Wednesday, July 26.

N FREE Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival

franklinballoonfestival.com All ages. Westhaven Community, 1001 Westhaven Blvd., Franklin; 4 - 8:30 p.m.; $15 general admission, $50 VIP. Live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, craft vendors and a hot air balloon glow.

There are a lot of family activities on tap during the Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday, July 29 in Franklin.

N Grand Ole Opry See Saturday, July 1.

R Guys and Dolls Jr. See Friday, July 21.

N If I Were You See Thursday, July 13.

N International

Champions Cup Soccer

internationalchampionscup. com All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 5 p.m.; $35 - $208. The top two soccer clubs in the world compete: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Explore a Greek theater story, then make theater masks.

N FREE Let’s Get Skinky (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn about lizards and other reptiles living in the park.

N Little Big Town See Friday, July 28.

N Logic

ascendamphitheater.com Ages 16+. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29 - $254. A night of hip hop music with Joey Bada$$ and Big Lenbo.

N Music City SUP and Kayak Race (Register)

615-682-1787 or nashvillepaddle.com/race Ages 8+. Nashville Paddle Co., 2901 Bell Road, Nashville; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $25 to race, free for spectators. Paddleboard and kayak racing on Percy Priest Lake, with a one-mile race for kids.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, July 1.

N Nashville

Junior Roller Derby

nashvillejrd.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 3 - 10 p.m.; $10 ages 5+, free ages 4 & younger. Nashville’s own junior roller derby team, NJRD, takes on Pittsburgh and RCR.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

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

W Music

N FREE Parnassus

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 5:30 - 9 p.m.; $20/person, $75/ carload of six. Bring a picnic for a night of music featuring Femke Weidama & Friends.

See Saturday, July 1.

in the Meadow

Saturday Storytime

R FREE Puppets on the Porch

See Saturday, July 1.

N Repticon

repticon.com All ages. The Fairgrounds,


THINGS TO DO 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 & younger. This exotic critter show and sale features a variety of pets, hands-on encounters, vendors, seminars and more.

N Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

See Thursday, July 20.

N FREE Splash Day 615-758-6522 or mjparksandrec.org

Ages 5 - 12. Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Play in the splash pad and zip down inflatable water slides.

N Summer

Laser Shows

See Saturday, July 1.

S FREE Sumner Crest Concert

615-325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets/lawn chairs for a night of music from the ’70s & ’80s.

N The Drowsy Chaperone

See Friday, July 28.

W The Kingston Trio

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 4 & 8 p.m.; $35 - $55. A night of folk/pop music.

R The Summer Party: Taste of Rutherford

615-895-1887 or downtownmurfreesboro.com Adults. Daffodil Hill, 1710 E. Main St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 10 p.m.; $50. This Main Street fundraiser features food by local eateries, an open bar, music and more.

N Yoga

N Electing the

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

SUN 30

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; free with gate ($20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger). Learn about Jackson’s turbulent road to the White House and the men who helped him get there.

W American Girl

R Guys and Dolls Jr.

Under the Stars

Cheers on the Nashville Sounds (Register)

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 6+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 5:45 - 10:15 p.m.; $65. Meet at the store then head to First Tennessee Park (transportation provided) for dinner and a Nashville Sounds baseball game.

R FREE Artist Night at the Museum

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

N Creative Zone: Cowboy Hats

See Monday, July 24.

R Discovery Center

Birthday Celebration

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 1 - 5 p.m.; $8. Celebrate the center’s 30th birthday, and in preparation of the upcoming eclipse, the first 30 guests will receive free solar viewing glasses.

N FREE Dragon Music Sunday

See Sunday, July 2.

People’s President

See Friday, July 21.

N Little Big Town See Friday, July 28.

N FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, July 1.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

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

N Repticon

See Saturday, July 29.

N Sunday

Art Class (Register)

See Sunday, July 2.

W Sunset

and more fun with the goal of connecting kids to our local waters.

S FREE Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 12 p.m. An 1860s-style baseball doubleheader: Farriers vs Scouts and Travellers vs Distillers.

MON 31 N Artful Tales:

Storytime in the Galleries

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

N Goo Goo Dolls

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $25 - $232. A night of rock music with special guest Phillip Phillips.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

See Monday, July 3.

N Illuminate World Tour

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 $67.50. A night of pop music starring Shawn Mendes with special guest Charlie Puth.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

See Monday, July 3.

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

N Foster the People

R Snack Attack!

N Early Explorers 615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.50. A night of indie pop music with special guest Alex Cameron.

See Monday, July 3.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, July 3.

Concert Series

boft.org All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 6 - 8 p.m.; $10 in advance/$12 at the gate adults, $5 ages 6 15. Journey tribute band Resurrection performs.

N The Drowsy Chaperone

See Friday, July 28.

N FREE Third

Annual Waterfest

615-837-1151 or cumberlandrivercompact.org/ events/waterfest All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 1 - 4 p.m. Waterslides, dance parties trivia games, prizes

Deadline for August’s THINGS TO DO is Wednesday, July 5. Submit event info to: chad@daycommedia.com All events must be submitted in writing in a copy/paste format (Word doc or in the e-mail body). Include high-resolution photos (300 dpi) for consideration in print and online. Include: Event Name, Dates, Times Ages, Admission Fee Brief Description of Event/Activities Is Advance Registration Required? Phone and/or Website.

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The Academy Kindergarten Boot Camp

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Join us this summer at The Academy for our Power of Play summer camps for a summer filled with learning and adventure. Or, for children attending kindergarten next year, check out our exclusive Kindergarten Boot Camp where cadets learn all about the skills needed to successfully navigate kindergarten.

Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna samdavishome.org • education@samdavishome.org

Sylvan Learning Center 615-893-3542

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

Creekside Riding Academy and Stables 615-595-7547

creeksideridingstables.com Where horse lovers come to camp! We focus on safety, proper riding techniques, grooming, care, and tacking horses. All activities are geared to the riders level, ability and age. Campers ride each day in lessons, games on horseback and trail rides. Barn activities include scavenger hunts, horse related arts and crafts, making homemade horse treats and more. Connecting with and caring for these magnificent animals has been shown to give riders confidence in many areas of life!

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

Drawing, painting, gardening and more! Summer 2017 features new camps inspired by the Dressing Downton™ exhibition as well as perennial favorites, Clay Fundamentals and Garden Sprouts. Art and garden adventures await at Cheekwood summer camps.

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

615-662-4819

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

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

617-970-3486

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

Expression City Arts and Fitness

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615-353-9827

Dance in Bloom 615-459-2341

Do your children love learning about the past? Would you like them to know more about “yesteryear”? Summer Camps at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation are a great opportunity for them to learn how people lived during the 18th and 19th centuries. Campers will explore the historic structures of the property and the surrounding 168 acres. Each camp is experiential and offers hands-on learning.

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Saddle up and ride! Our equestrian camp provides extensive time with horses. Campers learn life skills through caring for and communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. Half-day camps for ages 4 - 8, full-day for ages 6 and older. After-care is available. Weekly camps in June and July. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center.

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

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Excellence. Music. Faith. Community. The Fine Arts Summer Academy (FASA) is a ten day music festival for young musicians. FASA takes aspiring artists out of the practice room and on to the stage in four original performances at top venues including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry House. A faith-based program that fuses the best of popular music with classical training and Broadwaylevel stagecraft, FASA features renowned faculty educated at top conservatories.

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Kids ages 5 - 10 are invited to discover a world of inspiration and creativity at Summer Art Camp! Classes encourage the use of imagination and self-expression, and develop critical thinking skills through artmaking. Week-long sessions focus on the themes and ideas from Frist Center exhibitions and are led by experienced teaching artists. No previous artmaking experience is necessary, so come join the fun!

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

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

Second Harvest’s Cooks Rule! Cooking Camp 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville secondharvestmidtn.org/cac

Our cooking camps are a unique opportunity to get hands-on training in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen under the guidance of professional chefs. Classes focus on teaching basic knife skills, measuring and weighing, and a variety of cooking techniques. Ages 13 - 17. Camps include Global Cuisine (Jun. 19 - 23), Farmer’s Market (Jul. 10 - 14), and Street Eats (Jul. 24 - 28).

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

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Aspiring and budding songwriters can hone their craft and learn tips from professional songwriters in this week-long songwriting workshop through one-on-one mentoring sessions, instrument instruction, and more. Songwriting Camp culminates with a performance showcasing original works written during the week. All skill levels welcome. No songwriting experience necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

track safety briefing and basic kart operations. Instructors will teach campers how to drive safely and follow their progress throughout the week. Activities also include kart care and maintenance, make and race your own pinewood derby car, games, mini golf, inflatables, and other fun activities!

Nashville Sailing Foundation Harbor Island Yacht Club, 300 Harbor Drive, Old Hickory nashvillesailingfoundation.org

Our Sail Camp program is intended for children and young people ages 7 - 17. It is structured with an eye not only toward introducing young people to sailing, but also toward racing, advanced knowledge of small boat handling and skills in a safe, fun environment. The program is taught by knowledgeable, trained young people, all of whom are required to complete a US Sailing counselor training course.

Nashville Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) nysa-soccer.org

Now accepting early registrations for the Spring 2017 soccer season (Mar. 18 - May 20). NYSA is a recreational soccer league for players ages 3 - 18. Each season, NYSA players range from first time soccer players to those with many years of playing in a recreational league. We’d love for you to come out and join the fun!

One Goal Sports Murfreesboro 615-896-7309 onegoalsports.net • admin@onegoalsports.net

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

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Make this their best summer ever with summer camps at Yong In Martial Arts! Camps start June 5 for eight weeks. They’ll have tons of fun learning martial arts and will be healthier physically and mentally. They’ll swim, roller skate, and visit Chuck E. Cheese’s each week.

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

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Campers ages 5 - 10 explore the wonder and magic of Lucky Ladd Farms. Our affordable week-long day camps offer wholesome outdoor AG-ventures through old-fashioned learning and play. Activities include working with farm animals, pony rides, gardening, games, crafts, archery, water play, wilderness exploration, and much more. Extended care available.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Engineering for Kids Various locations in the greater Nashville area engineeringforkids.net/location/nashville • nashville@engineeringforkids.net

Engineering for Kids brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to kids ages 4 - 14 in a fun and challenging way. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Check out our website for our class offerings.

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The Science Guys’ mission is to prove to kids that science is fun, cool, and easy! They inspire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and science as well as teach kids creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, and perseverance in a kid friendly environment. Our science camps are offered at multiple locations with a variety of themes. Check our website and learn more about their camps, birthday parties, in-school field trips, after-school programs, and more.

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

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

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Music City Indoor Karting welcomes campers to experience the thrill of Indoor Kart Racing. The program features lots of racing with only other campers on the track, classroom sessions to develop racing skills,

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Easter Seals Tennessee Camp offers inclusive day and residential recreation camping programs for youth ages 7 - 16, and residential and respite camping for adults ages 17 and up. These programs serve to let campers discover and explore their interests, values, and talents while also creating lifelong memories.

Horse Buddies 3259 Blazer Road, Franklin horsebuddiestn.com

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Horse Buddies provides a full day of horsing around fun with a hands on learning experience! Students will learn to care for their own horse in a sensory-friendly environment. Activities include how to be safe around horses, how to groom a horse, and how to lead a horse through ground exercises, along with games and crafts. Located on an peaceful, natural barn setting between Franklin and Leipers Fork. Cost is $125 per child. Lunch and snacks provided. Serving children 5 - 14 yrs.

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Enroll now for BounceU Camp that begins Fri., May 26. Kids ages 3 - 12 will enjoy exciting games and daily fun as well as bounce in a spectac-U-lar indoor play arena featuring giant inflatables including our exclusive 18 ft. Spider Climb with an 18 ft. Mountain Slide, Dodge Ball City, and 38 ft. obstacle course.

Camp Crusader - Hendersonville Christian Academy 355 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville crusaderkidscom • info@hcacrusaders.com

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Parents appreciate our pay-by-the-day plan. There is no need to commit to full weeks during the summer. We provide a clean t-shirt each day and clean towels on pool days. Lunch and snacks are included in the daily rate. Campers take fun field trips every day.

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Athletics, dance, art, fun. This summer, get in on the action at Father Ryan. Summer camps are conducted by the Irish’s impressive lineup of championship coaches, trainers, and teachers. Camps are offered for rising K - 9th graders with full-day and half-day camp options. Aftercare is available. Register today on our website.

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

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Do you dream big? Each summer, girls come to Harpeth Hall full of energy and curiosity to uncover artistic talents, perfect athletic skills, explore science and technology, make new friends, and have fun. More information on registration is available on our website. See where your dreams take you. Come to Harpeth Hall and dream big this summer.

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Register now for PCA Summer Camps! A variety of half- and full-day camp offerings from athletics to arts to robotics for students entering grades K - 8. For PCA Summer Camp schedules and registration information, visit our website or send us an email with any questions.

Riverview Camp for Girls 757 CR 614, Mentone, AL riverviewcamp.com • info@riverviewcamp.com

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Voted best sleep-away camp more than six times in the Best of Parenting reader’s poll. Only two hours away from Nashville. One- and two-week sessions available for girls 6 - 16. Members of Christian Camping International and accredited by AEE and ACA. Traditional camp activities offered and facilities include a heated pool, tennis courts, climbing tower, horseback riding, bathrooms and showers in all cabins and more. Campers select six activities to take daily. 5:1 camper-to-counselor ratio.

Spring Hollow Day Camp 4207 Arno Road, Franklin springhollowschool.com

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Spring Hollow Day Camp provides a joyful play experience for children ages 3 - 8 years. Our safe, inviting, and beautiful environment promotes outdoor play, exploration in the arts and sciences, collaboration, and creative expression. Our days are filled with opportunities for water and mud play, clay work, and a variety of art and science activities. Each week introduces a different theme to extend the children’s play. Located in Franklin and convenient to I-65 and I-840.

YMCA Camp Ocoee 111 YMCA Drive, Ocoee campocoee.com • info@campocoee.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Widjiwagan’s overnight campers love creating their own summer camp experience! With options such as climbing, swimming, arts and crafts, wood working, canoeing, zip lining, and more, kids get to decide what their summer adventure will look like. While at Overnight Camp, Widji’s beautiful cabins create a home away from home! NEW for summer 2017 is the addition of the Yurt Village. Ages 7 - 16.


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

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

Open House, Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:00a.m. – Noon. Classes begin August 14. Wee-school begins after Labor Day.


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Rutherford Parent magazine July 2017

RP0717  

Rutherford Parent magazine July 2017