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Pandemic Parenting: Take it Easy All of the isolation has been hard on families. The best thing you can do is to strive to make your home an oasis of positivity and hope.

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Pregnancy During COVID Staying safe for your baby and yourself has never been more important. Here’s helpful info.

23 EDUCATION The Difference That Catholic School Makes A faith and service-based foundation can help kids excel in the classroom and life.

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hen I laugh, she starts happy dancing. When I make strange noises, she cocks her head, perplexed. If I raise my voice in anger, she sulks away, shooting wary sidelong glances as she goes. It’s hard for me — or anyone — to snap out of a hard emotion, but it’s worse to see her hiding beneath the table all because of big, bad me. The she I’m referring to is my pandemic puppy, Theo. She’s A LOT to handle, but she’s also wonderful and comforting. Her only stress comes from an empty tummy. Puppies are a lot like kids. Over and over again you have to teach them not to jump on furniture. They make big messes and just run away; they constantly get into stuff; it goes on and on — it’s exhausting. But Theo has reminded me of what’s so easily forgotten: we are mushy worlds of feelings beneath our exteriors, and we need tender, loving care, empathy and support. Here’s something else: puppies can’t hide their fear of you — kids usually can. The talk’s all about mental health now. Twenty-twenty had us cooped up, tested, constrained, scared, hurt and challenged like no other year before. It was and still is weird and scary. We’re all very happy that 2020 is over, but what will 2021 bring? The pandemic is certainly not over. We’re still in a wait-and-see mode and still dealing with anxieties and the unknown. That includes kids. Theo has shown me how inexplicably little ones are connected to their parents’ emotions. If you are having fun, they are having fun. If you start yelling, they will hide away. It’s a truth that is so important to remember and hold onto going forward. We need our kids to be well; we need to be well. Much has been written about parental burnout over the past months and increased anxiousness in kids. Education upheavals, the loss of jobs, sicknesses and the constant stay-at-home for families has taken a toll. Social distancing has isolated and limited us ... and we’re supposed to make daily efforts to keep ourselves connected — we need each other! At the store in line, I overheard a boy say to a friend, “I wish I could go back to school, but my mom is still really freaked out by corona.” The friend noddedin sympathy. I felt bad for the first boy because it’s true: kids are always at the mercy of their parents. They don’t get to pick who they are raised by, and they are bound by an invisible silver cord to their parents for life. So ... try. Fight and wrestle with yourself as best you can to stay positive, have a good outlook, remain sane upstairs for you and your kids. Look on the bright side: things can only get better from here. Theo’s happy dance is living proof of that.

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NEWS

Independent schools traditionally hold tours and open houses in January, but they have adjusted for the pandemic this year.

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dle Tennessee’s musical theatre awards program for high schools — is on hiatus for 2021 due to the pandemic. This year, students can participate in the program in four different virtual ways: by submitting an audition video (to potentially receive $1,000 scholarships); in virtual classroom workshops; through a webinar series slated to start this month and via contests on Instagram (the main online hub for keeping theater students engaged). Learn more at lipscomb.edu/theatre/spotlight-awards.

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pandemic parenting Easy Does It at Home It’s true that most kids are good at simply going with the flow, but they also tend to take on their parents’ stress and anxiety. As the pandemic lingers on, do your best to stay positive. By Susan Day

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really want to go back to school, but my mom is still all worried about corona,” I overheard a young teen tell a friend who nodded somberly. I felt badly for him because it’s true. Kids are at the mercy of their parents — whatever stuff their parents are made of. And as the pandemic drags on — and even with the good news of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines — there’s still much uncertainty surrounding the months ahead. “Normal” is not returning any time soon and chatter about our fragile mental states is everywhere. We need day-to-day solutions. According to a national survey conducted by Vanderbilt last summer and published in Pediatrics, parents sited worsening mental health for themselves and worsening behavioral health among their children. The researchers concluded what we all understand now: the pandemic has had a substantial tandem impact on

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parents and kids, increasing our needs for deliverance from this gloomy period in history. And here we are. How do we move forward from here? And how can we fortify ourselves enough to successfully guide our kids into the new year with positivity and hope? Persevering through this strenuous time is as much about our kids’ lives as it is about our own. Here are key ways to bolster your parenting efforts so your family emerges from the pandemic in due time, stronger, healthier, and hopefully, a little less worn for the wear.

EASE THE BAR & INCREASE THE FLEX

Short of letting everything go to you-know-where in a handbag at this point, you can continue to ease up on all of the expectations you have for your kids right now — and that includes discipline. Kids have been through a lot too, says Tina Payne Bryson, co-

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author of No-Drama Discipline (Bantam; 2016). Kids often don’t know how to cope with dissatisfaction or unease and they may act out more, so you actually need to react less. Walk away and don’t micromanage so much. Look at the bright side: you are not driving carloads of kids to and fro like you used to and scrambling like a mad woman to get dinner into your family. You have more “chill” time and less “drill” time. The era of trophy kids is over, and the era of taking it easy and being kind to yourself is here. Whatever your kids have lost in development right now will be made up in time. Relax, let go, let live.

AIM FOR CONNECTIVITY

None of us are designed to be hermits. We are social creatures meant to be with each other, and kids thrive among friends and exploring life together. It’s important for you to model reaching out to your friends and to encourage your kids to do so for themselves as well, says Bryson. Have safe playdates at your home for your little ones if you can. Encourage your kids to Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime with pals. And as far as daily connectivity with your children goes (who may drive you batty from time to time), place an emphasis on being nonjudgmental so your kids will talk freely to you and not shut you out.

KEEP MOVING

With all of the screen time we’re into now, it’s really important for kids to get exercise at home, in the neighborhood or at the gym. Yes, they should still social distance, and yes, it’s cold outside. But you are aiming to make a hard time better for them, remember? Being around other kids and adults is healthy for us, so bundle everybody up and go for walks. Turn up the music in your home and encourage your little ones to dance. Do online fitness classes as a family. Really.

LET YOURSELF PLAY

We’re looking for healthy ways to get through the continuing pandemic, right? So why playing may seem childish and silly, it also offers a reprieve from all of the worry and fear. Play helps to improve stress and also increases a sense of well-being. You don’t have to drop everything when your little one asks you to play, but you DO need to recognize that play is good for all ages of people and plan to be playful on pur-

pose, especially if you’re not the playful type. Play family games. Build a fort (and don’t insist on cleaning it up so quickly); take small breaks from working to channel your inner child and to seek out a little bit of fun by getting down on the floor with your little one. If this all seems silly, that’s a good reason why you should try it, says Meredith Sinclair, author of Well Played: The Ultimate Guide to Awakening Your Family’s Playful Spirit (William Morrow; 2016). “There is something innately whimsical about being spontaneous,” Sinclair says. Schedule blocks of time throughout the week for the possibility of random playful activities. “It sounds crazy, like you’re planning to be spontaneous,” Sinclair says. “But you kind of have to as an adult.”

BE POSITIVE, PROVIDE HOPE

The most important thing you can do for your kids may be the hardest of all during this time, experts say: stay positive. It’s not easy when life is tough, but try to look toward to the future and talk about it in a positive light. Aim to send your kids the message that everything will get better. Let them know that life is full of ups and downs and that it will be that way all of their lives. Emphasize the journey aspect of life. Ask your kids what they look forward to and tell them what you are looking forward to. Another way to bring out positivity at home is to look back together at hard events you’ve experienced individually and as a family, and to recognize that you’re still standing. Talk about obstacles and how you have overcome them. Research shows that kids need hope, too — we all do. Hope helps us to believe in the days to come. Many parents bring hope to their children through faith, prayer, meditation and visualization. In short, the best way to teach hope is to live it. Hope is basically learned, says C.R. Snyder, author of The Psychology of Hope: You Can Get There From Here (Free Press; 2003). “We have centuries of previous examples where humankind has been visited by disasters,” Snyder writes. What happens is that people find a way to come together to deal with the crisis at hand. That’s what you’re doing now at home. So whether it’s the current pandemic, something else or something yet to come, the past can give all of us hope for the future.

Ways to Build Hope Up in Your Children • BUILD CONNECTIONS

Listen to your kids. Let them talk. Don’t feel like you have to have all the answers. Extroverted children will usually tell you what they are thinking. Introverted children probably won’t, so it is important for you to understand the nuances of your children’s personalities. Help them to share their thoughts by sharing your own thoughts and feelings appropriately. Comfort them and remind them that they are secure and loved.

• BE HONEST AND KEEP TALKING

For example, it is OK to say something like, “Our lifestyle sure has changed. How’s it going for you?” Being honest outloud can be very healing and gives your kids license to talk.

• RESPOND WITH PATIENCE

Children may ask lots of questions and be clingy. Model the steps that will move them toward hope and calm. Responding to kids in a way that’s helpful to them is more of a process where you acknowledge that what is happening is hard, but that there is hope for tomorrow.

• FOCUS ON DOING

Demonstrate to your kids that life goes on by getting up and doing life and encouraging your kids to do the same. Seek balance in activities so there’s not an overabundance of screen and tech time. Seek fun activities that your kids want to try and encourage their efforts. Source: Ken Ginsburg, M.D., author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens, 4th Edition (American Academy of Pediatrics; 2020).

Susan Day is editor of this publication and mom to four great kids.

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pregnancy & covid Navigating COVID-19 is very challenging for pregnant women. Knowing that knowledge is power will help immensely in eliminating your stress. Read on for questions and answers from Vanderbilt.

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COVID-19. “I’m not normally a stressed-out person, but this has been an interesting test,” Tatko says. “I’m just ‘on’ all the time and trying to be as prepared as possible. Now my mother is a real worrier, so she does enough of that for the both of us!” she adds. Tatko will deliver

her baby — a girl — in March and so far she’s had a “normal” pregnancy. “If you can call this period in time ‘normal,’” Tatko jokes. “I write down everything and then I call my mom and we discuss. Since this is my first baby, I wonder what this would have been like if there wasn’t a pandemic, but we’re dealing with it as best we can,” she adds. Read on for answers to many of the questions Tatko and others have sought answers to.

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Expecting Q & A’S FOR COVID-19 AND PREGNANCY Answers to the following questions are provided by Jennifer Thompson, M.D., an assistant professor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

ARE PREGNANT WOMEN AT INCREASED RISK OF GETTING COVID-19? Pregnant women do not have an increased risk of getting COVID-19 at this point in time. However, there does appear to be an increased risk in degree of severity among those women who do end up getting COVID-19 while they are pregnant compared to non-pregnant individuals. The majority of pregnant women who contract COVID in general are asymptomatic or have mild cases of COVID-19. WHAT SYMPTOMS ARE SEEN MOST OFTEN IN PREGNANT WOMEN WHO DEVELOP COVID-19? Symptoms that we tend to see include fever and or chills. If you experience a temperature above 100 degrees farenheit, it’s recommended that you seek medical care to get evaluated. When we look at pregnant women, they tend to report cough as one of their first symptoms. If you do find that you have developed a new cough, it is worthwhile to reach out to your health provider. Regarding shortness of breath, women who experience difficulty breathing or having a really hard time catching their breath, or working hard to breath, that is never considered normal in pregnancy. If you ever have concerns that anything you’re experiencing isn’t normal, it’s important that you contact your health provider. Other symptoms related to COVID-19 that are hard to tease out because they are similar to pregnancy symptoms include fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Additional symptoms include headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, muscle aches and loss of taste. However, loss of taste has been reported less frequently among pregnant women. In discussing symptoms with your doctor, you can determine together if you should go get tested for COVID-19. IF A WOMAN HAS COVID-19 EARLY IN PREGNANCY, WILL PRENATAL CARE CHANGE? We are recommending some additional ultrasounds in the third trimester for women who have a history of COVID-19 during pregnancy, to make sure that their baby continues to grow appropriately.

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IF I GET COVID-19, DO I HAVE INCREASED RISK OF SEVERE DISEASE DURING PREGNANCY?

SHOULD YOU GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE? According to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, pregnant women may safely get the COVID-19 vaccine as the risk of serious COVID-19 infection in pregnant women is not high. However, if you have a history of a serious reaction to a vaccine ingredient discuss it with your doctor in order to make an informed decision. __________________________________________

Considerations: There is yet no information about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in women who are pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Animal and human studies are ongoing. The vaccines are not live, however, and are broken down quickly in the body. They do not get into the nucleus of cells.

Data from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention shows that pregnant women have increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admissions, increased risk of mechanical ventilation and an increased risk of mortality in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women. It’s important to note, however, that the severe outcomes in pregnant women who get COVID-19 are low. Those women at greatest risk of severe disease are pregnant women between the ages of 35 and 44 years old. Similarly, to the general population, black and hispanic individuals who are pregnant appear to have disproportinate rates of COVID-19 infection as well as death rates demonstrating an increased disparity. Additionally, pregnant women with obesity or gestational diabetes may be at an even higher risk of severe disease consistent with what we see in the general population. WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF COVID-19 TO A BABY? The good news is that there’s very limited data on in-utero transmission of COVID-19 to the fetus. There’s only been two well-documented cases of the potential of in utero transmission or what we call congenital infection, suggesting that the risk of babies being infected in utero is unlikely. There have been cases reported of babies testing positive for COVID-19, but these most often occur in women who were infected within seven to 14 days prior to delivery. HOW DO I HANDLE ALL OF THE STRESS AND ANXIETY THAT COMES WITH BEING PREGNANT DURING THE PANDEMIC? There is increased risk for anxiety and depression amony pregnant women. Meditation and yoga can help. There are wellness apps that are available to help reduce stress. Additionally, for people who are concerned about going out, a lot of support providers are offering telehealth appointments. At Vanderbilt, we very much understand that this is a stressful time and that the need for additonal behavioral health and emotional support is really important. ASIDE FROM MASKING, WASHING MY HANDS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WHAT ARE SOME OTHER MEASURES TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF GETTING COVID-19 WHILE PREGNANT? Attend your prenatal appointments, including telehealth visits; get your seasonal influenza vaccine to help reduce your risk of getting COVID-19. We know that the flu and COVID-19 are two separate viruses, and there are cases of people getting both. So if we can reduce the risk of getting one of those, that will help insure your health and that of your baby. THE DATA SEEMS TO CHANGE FROM WEEK TO WEEK. WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THAT? The majority of our data so far in this pandemic comes from third-trimester pregnancies. We continue to gather information about what happens to women who develop infection in the first and second trimesters and then recover and the pregnancy continues.

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Education

Why Parents Choose a Catholic Education for Their Child It’s one of the most affordable ways to give your child a private education rooted in academics and service.

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By Michael W. Aldrich

have a confession to make. As a product of the public school system, there’s a lot of things I didn’t know about Catholic schooling and how it differs from other education options — until now. In the spirit of Catholic week (Jan. 31 - Feb. 6), I spoke with parents, principals and the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Nashville to get a clearer picture of what the Parochial school system is all about. When Debbie Sloan — a mother of four and Nashville native — was choosing where to send her kids to school, she realized she

had a big decision to make. “When the time came for our kids to go to grade school and on to high school, there was a lot of pressure to get a ‘good spot’ and put our kids on the right path,” she says. “A lot of people asked me, ‘are you sacrificing their education for your faith?’ And I won’t lie and tell you I didn’t want to make sure I wasn’t. Now in hindsight, I can say affirmatively — the answer was absolutely not.”

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“Because we are selfsupported, we have to charge tuition, but at a fraction of the cost of most private schools,” Hammel says. “We are always continuing to build endowments to improve upon and expand our financial aid program.”

Having graduated from St. Henry and Father Ryan High School herself, Debbie’s children all attended St. Matthew Elementary School — two have now graduated from Father Ryan, one is attending there now and one is still at St. Matthew. Her oldest son is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, so needless to say, she and her husband’s commitment to Catholic education in Nashville is long and strong. “I really believe that the Catholic system truly looks at the whole child and does what’s best for them as individuals,” Sloan says. “The schools are really there for their specific needs to support them both academically and emotionally,” she adds. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be Catholic to go to a Catholic school. In fact, only 76 percent of the 6,100 students that make up the 19 area Catholic schools are Catholic, according to research conducted by the Diocese of Nashville. “The Catholic school system isn’t just to push the Catholic faith or indoctrinate,” Debbie continues. “Everyone is welcome; it’s not just for Catholic students.”

VALUE OF SERVICE

Another valuable hallmark embedded in the curriculum of Catholic education is the service project component. Students anywhere from 4to-18 years old participate in them, and it’s not considered a chore. “We find that students typically enjoy doing service for others and happily engage in these projects,” Hammel says. “It could be a class project or something they see that needs doing in their community. The purpose is to develop leadership and show them they can make a difference in the world.” At the high school level, one of Father Ryan’s most recent service projects culminated in one of the largest fundraisers for Relay For Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Between the individual attention, affordability and character-driven values, there’s plenty of benefits to Catholic education. St. Ann Elementary School Principal Anna Rumfola perhaps sums it up best. “We want our students to be strong academics, but we also want them to help the world around them. What’s important is that they keep learning” Rumfola says. “When they graduate from us, the learning never stops — the desire to learn is so ingrained in them that it stays with them for the rest of their life.”

FOR ALL STUDENTS

Rebecca Hammel, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Nashville, echoes this same sentiment of inclusion. “We encourage all students to attend our schools, regardless of faith,” Hammel says. “Diversity is important to us; we have some schools where non-Catholics make up as much as 50 percent of the student body.” One parent whose kids attended St. Bernard Academy told us how “intimate, warm and supportive” she found her interactions with teachers, staff and other parents — regardless of her being non-Catholic. “I felt like my kids were so known there and had so much individual attention,” she says. “We wanted a private-like education for our kids; and these schools were the most affordable way for us to do so.” It’s true, Catholic schools are far less expensive than most private schools. It’s because the Diocese of Nashville’s financial aid program allows them to meet families “where they are at,” according to Hammel.

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To learn about the Catholic schools in the area, go to dioceseofnashville.com or call 615-383-6393. Michael W. Aldrich is managing and entertainment editor for this publication.

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JANUARY

BY MICHAEL W. ALDRICH

THINGS TO DO! 28 Daily Events Day-to-day goings on.

Keep Kids 32 Active Our 2021 winter guide for keeping kids active, indoors or out.

Family Game 38 Night! What a perfect month to try out a classic board or card game as a family.

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Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center

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Nashville Symphony Musicians Update

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Frist Art Museum

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2021 Concerts at The Caverns

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National Museum of African American Music

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Friends Life Community

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DAILY EVENTS FRI 01 FREE NEW YEAR’S DAY! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

FREE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION WITH WISHING CHAIR (ONLINE) bit.ly/WCP_FBlive

The puppeteers of Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions bring you another extra-special variety show to ring in the New Year at 10:30 a.m. on their YouTube channel!

CHIHULY NIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

1200 Forrest Park Drive (615) 356-8000 cheekwood.org

See the stunning works of Dale Chihuly every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 - 10 p.m. The exhibit features large-scale installations in the gardens as well as pedestal works presented in the art galleries. Members get in for free during the day, but the night event (5 - 10 p.m.) is $13 for adult members/ $9 for youth members and $23 for adult nonmembers/ $17 for youth nonmembers.

FREE CHRISTMAS ON THE CUMBERLAND cityofclarksville.com

Tonight is the last night of the City’s free Christmas on the Cumberland event featuring lights at McGregor Park. Hours are 5 - 11 p.m.

FREE COOKING CLUB (ONLINE) 615-862-5868 facebook.com/NPLMadison

Join Ms. Brittany every Friday at 10 a.m. on the Madison Branch Library Facebook page for a simple recipe that you can follow along with at home. For teens in grades 6-12, but fun for all members of the family.

FREE EDGEHILL’S EXCELLENT STORYTIME (ONLINE) 615-862-5861 facebook.com/NPLEdgehill

Join Miss Jessica at 10 a.m. on the Edgehill Library’s Facebook page. For ages 2-5, but all are welcome.

FREE FEEL GOOD FRIDAY (ONLINE)

facebook.com/GreenHillsLib

All ages. Online, Nashville. 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Miss Terri shares stories for kids that leave you feeling happy Fridays at 2 p.m. on the Green Hills Branch Library Facebook page.

FREE KIDS CREATE (ONLINE)

Breathe and stretch with Small World Yoga in this virtual, gentle flow class every Friday at 10 a.m. This is a beginner-friendly class; register and find the the Zoom link online.

Join Thompson Lane Branch Library on Facebook every Friday at 4:30 p.m. for a fun activity done from the comforts of home. For grades K-6.

615-862-5871

facebook.com/pg/NPLThompsonLane/videos

GAYLORD OPRYLAND’S A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

NEW YEAR’S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA WITH LANGHORNE SLIM

615-889-1000 christmasatgaylordopryland.com

This year, Gaylord debuts the I Love Christmas Movies™ interactive pop-up experience. There’s also annual activities like Letters to Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides and Luminaries of Love. Kids are sure to love creating gingerbread houses and playing the Merry Snoopy Christmas scavenger hunt. The Oak Ridge Boys serve up this year’s dinner show, and let’s not forget the glow of those 3 million lights! It all happens at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville daily through Jan. 3.

GRAND OLE OPRY: THE ISAACS, CONNIE SMITH, MARTY STUART & CHARLIE WORSHAM

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

FREE GENTLE FLOW YOGA (ONLINE)

Come out to Cheekwood (200 Forrest Park Drive) and walk through an illuminated winter wonderland with one mile of lights, reindeer, s’more pits and cash bars. Hours are 5 - 10 p.m. nightly through Jan. 10, 2021. Admission is $22 for adults and $17 ages 3 - 17 ($5 discount for members).

800-733-6779 opry.com

Stepping into the Grand Ole Opry Circle tonight is The Isaacs, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart and Charlie Worsham. If you can’t come in person, tune in to the Opry one-hour livestream every Saturday at 8 p.m. on Circle television, Dish Network, and Sling TV.

615-324-1033 citywinery.com

Come out to City Winery Nashville at 609 Lafayette St to see singer/songwriter Langhorne Slim perform live. Tickets start at $35. Doors are at 5 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

NUTCRACKER MARCHE IN THE MANSION 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org info@cheekwood.org

Have yourself a very nutcracker holiday! Cheekwood will display a collection of over 80 traditional and non-traditional nutcrackers throughout the period rooms inside the Historic Mansion & Museum. This exhibit will be on view during both daytime and evening hours, and will even include Wizard of Oz themed nutcrackers. Included with admission.

WINTER CAMPOLOGY: MIND OVER MATTER (REGISTER) 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

In this New Year’s Campology day camp at Discovery Center in Murfreesboro, campers will look at the 3 states of matter and how they change from one state to the next with hands-on science experiments and demonstrations. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $50/day for nonmembers; $45/day for members.

WINTERFEST 2020

The Fountains at Gateway 1500 Medical Center Parkway

Winterfest is back for another season at Fountains at Gateway in Murfreesboro for family ice skating. Holiday hours run through Jan. 4: Sunday Thursday from 12 - 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 12 - 10 p.m. Admission is $15 for 13 and up, $12 for kids 4-12 and kids 3 and under are free.

SAT 02 FREE CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP prestontaylorministries.com collin@prestontaylorministries.org

Reserve your Preston Taylor Ministries Christmas tree pickup. Money raised goes to enriching PTM’s K-12th graders. This year will be completely contactless in payment and pickup. The suggested donation is $10.

Enrollment is now open for Spring, 2021 classes at Act Too Players for kids ages 3 - 18. Everything gets going this month and runs to the end of May. Sign up by Jan. 11 at acttooplayers.com/class-registration.

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THINGS TO DO FREE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov

Join Murfreesboro’s Wilderness Station (697 Veterans Parkway) at 1:30 p.m. for a short program introducing you to one of its education animals.

DROP IN ART CLASSES

615-933-9644 LittleArtHouseNashville.com

Kiddos are invited to come imagine new concepts, explore various mediums and to create original works of art weekly at The Little Art House Nashville. Located at 2106B Acklen Ave, the 9:30 - 10 a.m. class is for “mini makers” ages 1-4, and the 10:30 - 11 a.m. class is intended to be drop-off class for ages 4-10. Classes are $15.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMER’S MARKET factoryatfranklin.com

The freshest and healthiest in farm to table produce, Franklin Farmer’s Market supplyies local produce every Saturday at The Factory of Farnklin from 8 a.m. - 12 noon.

GAYLORD OPRYLAND’S A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

FREE SHAKESPEARE ALLOWED (ONLINE) 615-255-2273 nashvilleshakes.org

Shakespeare Allowed is held via Zoom on the first Saturday of each month at 12 p.m. This month’s selection is Timon of Athens. Please join by 11:50 a.m. so that the group can be ready to start promptly at noon.

FREE SONGWRITING 101: NEW BEGINNINGS (ONLINE)

(615) 416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Join Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum educators virtually for family fun with art, music, storytelling and history programs at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required by 9:30 a.m. the day of the program. A guardian is required to be present with children under 13.

FREE WINTER WONDER LOUNGE AT NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET

615-880-2001 nashvillefarmersmarket.org

GRAND OLE OPRY: THE ISAACS, CONNIE SMITH, MARTY STUART & CHARLIE WORSHAM

While you’re shopping at Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, stop by the Winter Wonder Lounge and enjoy a drink from The Picnic Tap and listen to local musicians every Saturday and Sunday through March.

FREE HEART TO ART (ONLINE)

FREE NOLENSVILLE WINTER FARMERS MARKET

See Friday, Jan. 1.

See Friday, Jan. 1.

facebook.com/NPLMain

Join Miss Leanna in creating art inspired by a topic or theme from favorite picture books every other Saturday on the Nashville Public Library Facebook at 10:30 a.m. For ages 6-12.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD See Friday, Jan. 1.

MARSHMALLOW HIKES (615) 370-4672 owlshill.org/events

Are you looking for something to do with the family during the holidays? How does a nice hike in the winter woods followed by hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows sound? Come by Owl’s Hill from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for Marshmallow and Hot Chocolate Hikes. Registration required.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

How cold is liquid nitrogen? What is visible light? Do reptiles lay eggs? Join Discovery Center staff Tuesdays - Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as they explore the amazing world of science through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Included with admission, free for members.

615-967-6765 facebook.com/nolensvillefarmersmarket Located at Mill Creek Church of Christ, 7260 Nolensville Rd., shop for fresh produce and handmade gifts every Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.

WINTERFEST 2020

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Friday, Jan. 1.

NUTCRACKER MARCHE IN THE MANSION See Friday, Jan. 1.

FREE YOU BELONG AT BELLEVUE STORYTIME WITH MS. KATIE SUE (ONLINE) facebook.com/pg/NPLBellevue

Each Monday that we are staying safer at home, check out the Bellevue Library Branch Facebook page for a mini storytime for the little ones at 10 a.m. For ages 2 - 5, but all are welcome.

SUN 03 GAYLORD OPRYLAND’S A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS See Friday, Jan. 1.

Join Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center for complimentary Wassail and treats at ‘Peter Max: A Cosmic Christmas’ through Jan. 17. The exhibit is free, but you must schedule by calling 615-822-0789.

See Friday, Jan. 1.

FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI 615-373-9292 plazamariachi.com

Come to Flea Market Sundays at Plaza Mariachi to find great deals on fruits and vegetables, new and used clothing, furniture, home items, tools, toys, face masks and baby items. This happens outdoors at Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pike, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FREE THE COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE) 615-880-3957 library.nashville.org sade.johnson@nashville.gov

Are you an adult comic book fan? Join Edmondson Pike Library’s weekly virtual discussion about comic books and graphic novels in all genres. If interested, email Sade Johnson.

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MARTIN ARTQUEST 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Nashville. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. $15. The Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) Gallery is now open with hands-on art experiences for kids at The Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, on a limited schedule with new safety measures in place. For now, the hours for MAQ are Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, from 1 to 5 p.m.

NUTCRACKER MARCHE IN THE MANSION See Friday, Jan. 1.

FREE TENNESSEE TITANS VS. HOUSTON TEXANS stadiumnashville.org

The Tennessee Titans will take on the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium in Houston, with kickoff scheduled for 12 p.m. CT.

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THINGS TO DO FREE WINTER WONDER LOUNGE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

WINTER WONDERLAND HIKE & COCOA

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov apool@murfreesborotn.gov

Bundle up and join The Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro on a guided hike at 1 p.m. along a portion of Barfield’s Marshall Knob Trail and the Rocky Trail (approximately 2.25 miles). Discover intriguing landforms and fossils, winter vegetation, and keep your eyes open for signs of local wildlife. These trails are of moderate difficulty, and will cover gradual inclines/declines, cross over crevices, rocky terrain and raised tree roots. Registration is required and can be done via the contact information above. Admission is $2 per person.

WINTERFEST 2020 See Friday, Jan. 1.

MON 04 ALL DAY ART CAMP

(615) 933-9644 Littlearthousenhasville.com create@littlearthousenashville.com Join the Little Art House Nashville from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for an afternoon of art-making fun during Winter Break! Projects will span multiple mediums including collage, watercolor, tempura paint, and oil pastel. For children K-3rd Grade; registration required.

FREE BABIES AND BOOKS (ONLINE) 615-862-5800 facebook.comNPLMain

Babies and their caregivers are welcome to join Nashville Public Library for tickle rhymes and wiggle songs on Zoom every Monday at 10 a.m. For ages 0-3. Email leanna.qagner@nashville.gov for more information.

FREE CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP See Saturday, Jan. 2.

DAY CAMP: ITALIAN CLASSICS 919-889-2598 flourpowerstudios.com info@flourpowerstudios.com

Can you smell the homemade marinara sauce, homemade pasta and garlic knots? That’s just a sample of this special one-day camp menu at Flour Power Cooking Studios in Brentwood! You’ll also make an Italian dessert and have a friendly Iron Chef Italian style cook off for morning snack.

FREE CRAFT CLIPS (ONLINE)

facebook.com/pg/NPLHadleyPark Check in on Ms. Jocelyn’s Craft Clip for detailed instructions on making adorable creations from things laying around your home. Every Monday at 11 a.m. on the Hadley Park Branch library Facebook page.

Chugga chugga CHOO CHOO! Countless hours go into building the annual ‘All Aboard for Trains’ exhibit at Adventure Science Center, available daily through Jan. 16. FREE EDMONDSON’S GOT ENERGY (ONLINE)

615-880-3957 facebook.comNPLEdmondsonPike

Move and groove at home every Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Mrs. Ashley on the Edmondson Pike Library Branch Facebook page! An exciting program with interactive songs, yoga, and a story that will be sure to get your child moving.

MEDICAL & MILITARY MONDAYS: DISCOUNT FOR HOMETOWN HEROES 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org info@cheekwood.org

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

Cheekwood offering a special discount to military personnel, first responders, and medical professionals every Monday night throughout Holiday LIGHTS! Active and retired military personnel, first responders, and medical professionals will receive 50% off up to 5 tickets for immediate family.

FREE MAKE AND TAKE CRAFTS

FREE STEM STORYTIME WITH MISS EMILY (ONLINE)

See Friday, Jan. 1.

615-862-5856 facebook.com/NPLBordeaux

Stop by the Bordeaux Branch Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, to pick up a Make-and-Take craft kit for your family at 10 a.m. These are simple crafts with most supplies provided (excluding basics such as tape, scissors, and glue). For children ages 3-7.

MARTIN ARTQUEST See Sunday, Jan. 3.

FREE MS. LOU ANNE’S FUN TIME STORYTIME (ONLINE)

(615) 862-5870 facebook.com/NPLRichlandPark

Join Miss Lou Anne every Monday at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, crafts and fun on Richland Park Library’s Facebook! Best for ages 2-5, but children of all ages welcome.

library.nashville.org emily.bland@nashville.gov

Join Miss Emily with the Madison Branch Library via Zoom each week at 10:30 a.m. in reading engaging books that challenge children’s thinking and problem-solving skills. Every storytime will include activities inspired by the books we read. Email the address above to receive a link to join.

WINTER CAMPOLOGY: GROSSOLOGY 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

During this Winter Campology day camp at Discovery Center in Murfreesboro, campers get the opportunity to look at the strange bodily functions that keep us healthy. Activities include snot slime, digestive system models, and toilet paper limit tests. Camp lasts from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $50 for nonmembers; $45 for members.

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NUTCRACKER MARCHE IN THE MANSION See Friday, Jan. 1.

WINTERFEST 2020 See Friday, Jan. 1.

FREE YOGA (ONLINE)

library.nashville.org megan.sheridan@nashville.gov

You can now take a live virtual yoga class right in your own home every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Classes are sponsored by Nashville Public Library and held via Zoom. Beginners to intermediates welcome. If you would like participate, email the address above.

TUE 05 FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE)

615-880-3957 facebook.com/NPLEdmondsonPike Miss Cassie brings baby story time to the Edmondson Pike Library Facebook page Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

FREE CHAPTER 1 TUESDAYS (ONLINE) facebook.com/NPLInglewood

Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the Inglewood Library Facebook page,read the first chapter of a teen novel.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD See Friday, Jan. 1.

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Keep the kids active with these fun spots for physical activity. INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS Adventure Science Center

adventuresci.com 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville 615-862-5160 The museum features more than 175 hands-on interactive exhibits where kids can run around to their heart’s delights.

The Monkey’s Treehouse

themonkeystreehouse.com 91 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood 615-942-9711 Kids ages 0 - 8 can enjoy play passes, Mon - Fri from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. based on availability. Book a spot for $4 for 30 mins per child ($24 minimum).

FOR ICE SKATING, GO TO Nashvilleparent.com/iceskating

BOWLING Strike and Spare and Circus World 90 Volunteer Dr., Hendersonville 615-824-5685 hendersonville.strikeandspare.com — and —

Strike and Spare Family Fun Center

Sky Zone

urbanairnenashville.com 1220 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-987-0102 Active play for all ages. You can purchase a “punch card” so your child can jump as much as he wants to on various days.

murfreesboro.strikeandspare.com 1720 Old Fort Pkwy. STE 2002, Murfreesboro 615-896-0945 Bowl with a state-of-the art scoring system, roller skating, bumper cars, laser tag. Get your child a wristband so he can do it all. Bowling prices range from $3.75 to $5.

Tennessee Toddles Indoor Playground

CLIMBING

tntoddles.com 1707 Fairview Blvd., STE 101, Fairview 615-209-0155 A playground for infants and toddlers with play day passes $6 a child.

Urban Air Adventure Park

urbanairnenashville.com 4331 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory 615-894-7200 —and— 1735 Galleria Boulevard, STE 2 Franklin, TN Large-scale indoor trampoline center hosting open jumps & more.

SKATING Brentwood Skate Center

Skatecenter.com 402 Wilson Pike Cir, Brentwood 615-373-8611 Roller rink featuring a snack bar, a video arcade, DJs, LED light effects & various events.

Rivergate Skate Center

rivergateskatecenter.com 119 Gleaves St., Madison 615-868-7655 Saturday skate for kids 8 and younger from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Admission is $5 plus $3 skate rental. At noon the fee switches to $7, and kids can skate until 5 p.m. Family Night is Thursdays from 6 - 9 p.m. for $7 and skate rental is free.

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Skate Center Smyrna

Skatecentersmyrna.com 1505 Plaza Dr, Smyrna 615-459-7655 Thursday nights from 6 - 9 p.m. is Family Skate Night for $7 admission and free skate rental. Check the website for additional “Beginner Skates” and “Family Fun Skates.”

The Crag (Two locations)

iloverockclimbing.com 15115 Old Hickory Blvd., STE C, Nashville 615-922-4649 121 Seaboard Lane, STE 10, Franklin 615-922-4649 The Crag offers numerous fitness opportunities, but climbing is the heart here. The youth program includes leagues for elementary, middle and high school kids.

Climb Nashville (Three locations)

theclimbgyms.com 3600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville (West) 615-463-7625 1900 Eastland Ave, #104, Nashville (East) 615-610-2220 1660 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro 615-280-8460 Climbers of all ages are welcome; kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

GYMNASTICS Boost Gymnastics

boostgymnastics.com 11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville 615-352-8533 Open Gym is available Mondays at 11 a.m. for ages 0 - 5 for $10 per child with an adult required for participation. Also Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ages 2 and older can come on the second and fourth Friday of the month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for $10.

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Impact Gymnastics

mpactsports.com 121 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 615-377-3444 Open playtime for ages 5 - 14 is Saturdays from 6:30 8:30 p.m. $10 per person.

Let It Shine

lisgym.com 1886 General George Patton Drive, Franklin 615-369-3547 Open Play for ages 1 - 6 (parent required) is Fridays from 9:15 - 10:45 for $8 cash or $10 credit card.


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Outdoors Outdoors NATURE CENTERS

BEST PLACES FOR A WINTER STROLL

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

owlshill.org 545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood 615-370-4672 The Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary is a 160-acre wildlife facility in Williamson County.

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks/ Shelby-Park.aspx 1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway, Nashville 615-862-8539 Environmental education facility with natural history exhibits, gardens, trails & free bike rentals.

Timberland Park

wcparksandrec.com/facilities_and_parks/timberland_park/index.php Mile Marker, 437.2 Natchez Trace Pkwy, Franklin 615-232-4154 Feaatures hiking trails, picnic areas & a butterfly garden.

Warner Park Nature Center

nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks/ Warner-Parks.aspx 7311 TN-100, Nashville 615-862-8555 Warner Park Nature Center is a Metro Parks of Nashville-Davidson County-operated environmental education center.

Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent

murfreesborotn.gov/176/Wilderness-Station 401 Volunteer Road, Murfreesboro 615-217-3017 Home to education animals and more. Outdoor Murfreesboro also offers educational programs on the surrounding trails.

HORSE RIDING Creekside Riding Academy & Stables

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

creeksideridingstables.com 2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 615-595-7547 Schedule a ride on a weekend between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for up to 11 riders ages 6 years and older (and 220 pounds or less). An online scheduling system makes it easy.

Ober Gatlinburg

Harris Riding Academy

obergatlinburg.com 1339 Ski Mountain Rd, Gatlinburg 865-436-5423 3 hours, 45 minutes east of Nashville.

Paoli Peaks

facebook.com/harrisridingacademy 6331 Franklin Rd, Murfreesboro 615-556-7370 30 minutes southeast of Nashville.

Juro Stables

paolipeaks.com 2798 W County Rd 25 S, Paoli, IN 812-723-4696 3 hours, 20 minutes northwest of Nashville.

jurostables.com 735 Carver Ln, Mt. Juliet 615-773-7433 30 minutes east of Nashville.

Sugar Mountain

.Triple A Ranch triplearanchllc.com 4408 N Chapel Rd, Franklin 615-457-6345 40 minutes south of Nashville.

skisugar.com 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain, NC 828-898-4521 5 hours northeast of Nashville.

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tnstateparks.com/parks/bicentennial-mall 600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville 615-741-5280 Located in the heart of downtown, this park is a great place to enjoy the beauty and history of Tennessee. There is a .9 mile paved trail around the park that takes visitors past monuments honoring aspects of Tennessee’s history.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

cheekwood.org 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville 615-356-8000 If you are looking for a beautiful escape from the city, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is one of the best options Nashville has to offer. From the breathtaking floral displays to the ever changing exhibits, this place is a must if you love the outdoors and historic homes.

Long Hunter State Park

tnstateparks.com/parks/long-hunter 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage 615-885-2422 Located just south of Mt. Juliet, the Couchville Lake Trail at Long Hunter State Park is perfect for strollers. The two-mile paved route wraps around the 110-acre lake. It’s popular due to its accessibility, lakeshore scenery and abundant wildlife.

Nashville Zoo

nashvillezoo.org 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville 615-833-1534 The layout of Nashville Zoo is gorgeous, and it’s such a great place to explore as your little ones take in animals from all over the world. It’s a long walk if you hit every exhibit, but there are lots of shady spots to rest, as well as indoor buildings if you need a break from the outdoors.

Radnor Lake

tnstateparks.com/parks/radnor-lake 1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville 615-373-3467 Radnor Lake State Natural Area, located in Brentwood, is a great place to take in some fresh air. The 1.1 mile paved Otter Creek Road Trail is great for strollers. The path leads visitors past the lake and several observation decks.

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm

franklintn.gov/government/departments-k-z/ parks/park-locations/the-park-at-harlinsdalefarm 239 Franklin Rd, Franklin 615-794-2103 This area is steeped in history, and you can take in some of Franklin’s past while enjoying a walk, a hike or even a few minutes at the dog park. With a horse stable as its centerpiece, you may even get to see a few “neighing” friends in the pasture.

Tennessee State Parks

tnstateparks.com/activities/hiking The online portal for all of Tennessee’s state parks makes it easy to find trails for all ability levels.

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THINGS TO DO FREE CRAFTY CORNER (ONLINE)

615-862-5861 facebook.com/NPLEdgehill

NUTCRACKER MARCHE IN THE MANSION See Friday, Jan. 1.

Join Miss Jessica as she makes fun, simple crafts on the Edgehill Facebook weekly at 3 p.m. For ages 6-10.

FREE SMYRNA GENEALOGICAL GROUP

FREE JACKSON’S LIBRARY CARD (VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB)

Learn about family history with others who appreciate the art of genealogy at Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West, at 1 p.m. Not limited to local enthusiasts!

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com/bookclub info@thehermitage.com

Join Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and its education staff for a monthly virtual book club at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Discuss Andrew Jackson, Southerner by Mark Cheathem, ask questions and get to know the book on a deeper level.

MARTIN ARTQUEST See Sunday, Jan. 3.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE MUSIC AND MORE (ONLINE)

615-862-5863 facebook.com/NPLGreenHillsBranch Join Miss Kristi at 2 p.m. on the Green Hills Branch Library Facebook page for fun songs and mindful movements for children 2-7.

615-459-4884 rclstn.org

FREE STORYTIME AT THE PROFESSOR’S HOUSE (ONLINE) (615) 862-5800 bit.ly/WCP_FBlive

Join the Professor, Cedric the Dragon and J.J. the Lamb online Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for songs, juggling, puppets and special guests!

FREE TEEN TIME AT BORDEAUX LIBRARY (ONLINE) 615-862-5856 facebook.com/NPLBordeaux

Join Bordeaux Library for try-this-athome experiments (like Ms. Shelly’s Casual Cooking Club), Social media memes (library-style), and discussions about books every week at 1 p.m.

VIRTUAL SCIENCE CLUB (ONLINE) 443-436-2663 mrbondscienceguys.com

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD See Friday, Jan. 1.

12-week and 4-week club live sessions meet once a week on Zoom for up to 60 minutes on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. or Wednesdays at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. Includes a Science Kit with all the necessary materials for every science experiment in the series! Recordings of the clubs available for the duration of the semester; Classes limited to 25 kids. Best for Ages 6-11 years.

FREE GET UP AND GO (ONLINE)

FREE YARN LOVE MURFREESBORO

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

615-893-4131 rclstn.org webmaster@rclstn.org

Yarn Love Murfreesboro is a casual group of yarn enthusiasts who love to knit and crochet. All levels of experience are welcome from beginners to experts. Come out to Linebaugh Library, 105 West Vine Street, in Murfreesboro at 6 p.m. and talk shop, bring your current works in progress or just to learn! Bring your own yarn and they’ll get you started.

WED 06 FREE CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP See Saturday, Jan. 2.

facebook.com/NPLHadleyPark

Join Ms. Katie as she leads you through a gentle stretch or yoga pose every Wednesday at 11 a.m. on the Hadley Park Facebook page.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: DAZZLING DESIGNS (ONLINE) Discover design with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum online at 10 a.m. A museum educator leads students through an art-making activity to practice creating their own, one-ofa-kind design. Recommended for ages six and up, but all are welcome. Registration required by 9 a.m. on the day of the program. A guardian is required to be present with children under 13.

FREE WORKINGS OF A WISHING CHAIR (ONLINE) bit.ly/WCP_FBlive

A weekly documentary that chronicles the work of Nashville Public Library’s resident puppet troupe, Wishing Chair Productions, every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on the NPL Youtube.

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The Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Musicians Association have reached an agreement that will provide the Musicians of the Nashville Symphony — who were furloughed July 1, 2020 — with an interim stipend that begins Jan. 3.

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THINGS TO DO HOT CHOCOLATE AND STROLL AROUND CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE 615-890-0355 murfreesborotn.gov

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with your guided tour. The tour will last 1-1.5 hours. Learn all about the history of Cannonsburgh from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Admission is $3; dress according to the weather.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

OUTDOOR WILD THINGS

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov hmeyer@murfreesborotn.gov

The Wilderness Station’s classic Wild Things program is back on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., so bundle up! Sing songs, read a story, complete a craft and conclude with a walk. They focus on a different nature theme each week. Registration is required the day before by calling 615-217-3017 or emailing the address above. Masks are encouraged for all attending.

FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE) jeremy.estes@nashville.gov

Marvel vs. DC? Fantagraphics vs. Drawn and Quarterly? Join Nashville Public Library online for this comic book club for adults at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. Contact jeremy.estes@nashville.gov to participate.

FREE SIR ANDREW’S AWESOME AFTERNOON STORYTIME (ONLINE)

615-862-5866 facebook.com/NPLMadison

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Mr. Andrew from Inglewood Branch Library brings the wonder of storytime to your living room with original music, sign language and movement on Inglewood’s Facebook page.

VIRTUAL SCIENCE CLUB (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE WHAT’S THE STORY? WITH CORRIE (ONLINE)

FREE OLD HICKORY’S FAMILY STORY TIME (ONLINE)

Your little listeners will be delighted by bilingual songs, puppet friends and wonderful books every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on the Edmondson Pike Facebook page. Enter a world of words and stories, and learn some Spanish along the way.

Join Miss Kelly and her puppet friends from Old Hickory Branch Library as they share stories every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. on the Old Hickory Branch Facebook page.

615-880-3957 facebook.com/NPLEdmondsonPike

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(615) 862-5869 facebook.com/NPLOldHickoryBranch

FREE FRIST AT HOME: RINA BANERJEE (ONLINE) fristartmuseum.org

615-889-2598 flourpowerstudios.com

Come to Flour Power Cooking Studios in Brentwood from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Classes are $29.

Join Frist Art Museum wherever you are for a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of docents and other art-lovers. This conversation will focus on Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World. Register online to recieve a free link.

FREE BALANCED YOGA (ONLINE)

FREE HOMESCHOOL FRIENDS (ONLINE)

Join BalancED for this free community yoga program online each week at 6:30 p.m. Classes will be held via Zoom.

Join homeschool families around Nashville to discuss relevant homeschooling topics. Email Katie Hall for a Zoom link.

ADULT COOKING CLASSES

615-862-5870 timothy.allman@nashville.gov

615-862-5800 Katie.Hall@Nashville.gov

Nashville Zoo’s education department is hard at work creating and testing new virtual experiences for tots and school-age children! Try out one of their 15-minute programs introducing kids to different zoo animals at nashvillezoo.org.

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FARM CAMP explore nature through the lens of science and sustainability

exercise the body with hiking, yoga and sports

express the mind with art, music, writing and handwork

groups for ages 3-14

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Stuck at home, let the game-playing renaissance begin.

Little Kids MR. BUCKET Ages 3+ $18

THE MEMORY GAME Ages 3+ $7

Scoop up the balls that match your colored shovel and drop them into Mr. Bucket as he whirls and spins around the floor.

Can you remember what’s hiding where? If you find the same two cards, you keep them. The player with the most pairs wins.

OPERATION GO FISH Ages 3+ $7

It’s a great way for young kids to learn how to hold cards, deal, read numbers and play — plus how to take turns.

Ages 4+ $14

Use the tweezers to take out all of Cavity Sam’s 12 funny ailment parts that parents might remember -- such as a wishbone, Charlie horse

SNEAKY SNACKY SQUIRREL GAME Ages 3-6 $13

Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your squirrel squeezer and place it into your log. Be the first to fill your log with acorns and you win!

EYE FOUND IT Ages 3+ $20

Eye Found is a board game that helps kids practice focus, memory and matching skills.

TELL ME A STORY CARDS Ages 3-6 $12

Kids will build critical thinking skills as they devise a way to incorporate a fire-breathing dragon and a flask of magic potion into a story they create all on their own. Can be played individually or in a group or make up your own way to play.

CANDYLAND Ages 3+ $12

If you loved playing the Candyland board game when you were a child, you can share the experience with your loved ones and start down the “magical” road to sweet surprises! Players choose their cards, move their pawns and let their imaginations soar as they make their way to the castle to win! For 2 to 4 players.


THINGS TO DO SPECIAL!

Big Kids CLUE

Ages 8+ / Approx. 45 mins. $19.99

CRANIUM

This classic detective game has players solving the mystery of who done it at the mansion. Players move from room to room using deductive reasoning to find out the contents of the confidential file in the middle of the board. So fun

Ages 13+ / Approx. 60 mins. $54.99 Players have to complete activities in each of four sections to win, calling up creativity, trivia knowledge, word scramble ability, impersonation skills and more.

THE GAME OF LIFE

Ages 8+ / Approx. 60 mins. $19.97

BACKGAMMON

This simple game wins kudos simply for its ability to bring life into focus: the highs and lows, college, marriage, children! A spinning wheel makes the play fun (so do the little cars you use as your game token and the pegs you use for people). The player with the highest cash value at the end wins. Hey, that’s life.

Ages 8+ / Approx. 30 mins. Various boards available The great thing about a one-onone game like Backgammon (or chess or checkers) is the instant bonding that occurs. Pull out the board after dinner for a match and soon enough you’ll be doing it every night. Set up the board then roll to move pieces off the board & be the first one to do it. Addicting fun.

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TRIVIAL PURSUIT

Ages 12+ / Approx. 90 mins. $24.99

When this board game came out in the 80s, a game-playing explosion began. Trivial Pursuit tests your info awareness across categories as you roll and move to collect pieces for your game token. Once a player has a piece of each color, he can move to the middle to win the game.

Ages 7+ / Approx. 30 mins. $33.99 You can learn this game quickly, but don’t be fooled: strategy is going to take a while. Two players; choose white or black as your color. As you set down pieces, you try to trap other pieces between your own to capture your rival’s. Winner is the one who captures the most pieces and there are no more moves to be made.

EXPLODING KITTENS

CATAN

Ages 10 and up / Up to two hours $30 Build settlements, cities and roads on an island by spending and trading resources. Accumulate points during play (you need 10 to win) by building, having the longest road, the biggest army and more.

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Ages 7+ / Approx. 45-mins. $29.99 Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. There are a few twists to help you avoid exploding along the way. Russian roulette sort of fun.

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THINGS TO DO GRAND OLE OPRY: EMMYLOU HARRIS, BRAD UPTON 800-733-6779 opry.com

See Friday, Jan. 8.

BOB ROSS ART WORKSHOP 615-862-8442 facebook.com/PaintingWithQ PaintingWithQ@gmail.com

Join Certified Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, as he leads students of all talent levels through the wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting. All materials provided. Ages 13 to adult at Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road in Franklin.

FREE FAMILY PROGRAM: SHEL SILVERSTEIN’S PLAYFUL POETRY (ONLINE) 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

How does a nice hike in the winter woods followed by hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows sound? Come by Owl’s Hill Nature Center on select days for Marshmallow and Hot Chocolate Hikes. Registration is required. FREE SALON 615 FAVORITE: CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS (ONLINE)

615-862-5800 youtube.com/user/NashvilleLibrary Live streamed on Nashville Public Library’s YouTube channel at 6:15 p.m. (a recording of a previous event), a conversation with Congressman John Lewis, author, legislator, Civil Rights hero and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, was also the 2016 Nashville Public Library Literary Award honoree. Watch as John Lewis discusses March: Book One.

FREE SMYRNA KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP 615-459-4884 rclstn.org

Come work on your current knitting or crochet project at Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West, and enjoy conversation with other crafters from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

T.J. MILLER AT ZANIES

zaniesnashvilletickets.laughstub.com Come out to Zanies Comedy Night Club at 2025 8th Ave S in Nashville to see T.J. Miller perform standup comedy at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and are limited due to social distancing.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PRESENTS LIBRARY PETE (ONLINE)

youtube.com/user/NashvilleLibrary

Your friend, Library Pete, brings a variety of games, original songs and puppets to the Nashville Public Librry Youtube page every Thursday at noon.

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FREE ISPY: TWIGS AND BUDS

FREE ‘A LANDMARK REPURPOSED: FROM POST OFFICE TO ART MUSEUM’ AT THE FRIST 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

The Frist Art Museum presents A Landmark Repurposed: From Post Office to Art Museum, an exhibition that celebrates the historic building that the Frist is privileged to occupy (Nashville’s former main post office). The exhibition will be on view in the always-free Conte Community Arts Gallery January 8, 2021, through January 9, 2022.

FREE COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS 615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

Enjoy free grounds passes to The Hermitage on Wednesday, January 8 as they commemorate the Battle of New Orleans, a crucial American victory during the War of 1812 and the event that catapulted General Andrew Jackson to national fame and recognition.

T.J. MILLER AT ZANIES See Thursday, Jan. 7.

GRAND OLE OPRY: EMMYLOU HARRIS, BRAD UPTON 800-733-6779 opry.com

Stepping into the Grand Ole Opry Circle tonight is Emmylou Harris and Brad Upton. If you can’t come in person, you can tune in to the Opry livestream one-hour show beginning at 8 p.m. on Circle television, Dish Network and Sling TV.

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov wpnc@nashville.gov

Visit the outdoor iSpy table at Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an onyour-own opportunity to learn all about twigs and buds.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME urbanairtrampolinepark.com

Bring in toddlers and preschoolers to Urban Air Adventure Park in Nashville, 4331 Old Hickory Boulevard, from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $7.99 per child; and parents play free.

FREE MAKE PICTURES OF THE HISTORICAL CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE 615-890-0355 murfreesborotn.gov

Come try out that new camera, practice making pictures or just bring your phone and take wonderful shots of the Murfreesboro’s Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S Front St, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SAT 09 FREE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE 2021 WINTER OPEN HOUSE performcenterstage.com

Join the Centerstage Performing Arts Acdemy ay 250 Hancock St in Gallatin to tour the facility, order dancewear, register and meet instructors from 1 - 3 p.m. They will be giving you all the information you need for private music, voice, aerial and dance lessons.

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Join a museum educator on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. to explore the exhibit Outlaws and Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s and listen to poems from Silverstein’s collection A Light in the Attic. Inspired by his whimsical writing, draw an illustration along with visual artist Britt McDermott and learn to write a poem in Silverstein’s style.

MARSHMALLOW HIKES See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE WETLANDS AND WATERFOWL

615-862-8539 nashville.gov shelbybottomsnature@nashville.gov Walk to seasonal wetlands, ponds, and flooded areas at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center from 10 - 11:30 a.m. to look for signs of wildlife including beavers, ducks and frogs! Call 615-8628539, email shelbybottomsnature@ nashville.gov, or register online.

SUN 10 FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Sunday, Jan. 3.

FREE SUNDAY MATINEE AT HARD ROCK CAFE: ‘PINK FLOYD’S THE WALL’

hardrockcafe.com/location/nashville Join Hard Rock Cafe for a Viewing of Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). Seating opens at 3:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 4. Reservations encouraged due to capacity limitations. Reserve your seat here: exploretock.com/ hardrockcafenashville/event/214199/ pink-floyd-the-wall-movie-nightclassics.

FREE THE COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE) See Sunday, Jan. 3.


THINGS TO DO FREE WINTER WONDER LOUNGE AT NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

MON 11 FREE NATIONAL MILK DAY! FREE BABIES AND BOOKS (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE CRAFT CLIPS (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

MARTIN ARTQUEST See Sunday, Jan. 3.

FREE STEM STORYTIME WITH MISS EMILY (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE YOGA (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

TUE 12 FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE) 615-880-3957

See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE MASTER MEAL PLANNING (ONLINE) 615-862-5800

oin Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lindsey Joe of The Meal Planning Method for two, 1-hour sessions to learn tips and tools for saving time and money while eating healthier Jan. 12 and 14 at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Nashville Public Library, explore tried-andtrue methods for making long-lasting dietary changes for yourself and your family. Plan to leave this class with the knowledge and confidence to successfully implement meal planning into into your regular routine. Space is limited for this 2-part series. Register online.

FREE CHAPTER 1 TUESDAYS (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE CRAFTY CORNER (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

MARTIN ARTQUEST See Sunday, Jan. 3.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE STORYTIME AT THE PROFESSOR’S HOUSE (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

The Frist Art Museum presents ‘A Landmark Repurposed: From Post Office to Art Museum,’ celebrating the historic building that the Frist now occupies—Nashville’s former main post office. The exhibition will be on view in the always-free Conte Community Arts Gallery from Jan. 8, 2021, through Jan. 9, 2022. FREE MUSIC AND MORE (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE TEEN TIME AT BORDEAUX LIBRARY (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

VIRTUAL SCIENCE CLUB (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

WED 13

FREE CULTURAL ARTS POP-UP 615-801-2606 murfreesborotn.gov dhunter@murfreesborotn.gov

Join Murfreesboro Parks & Rec on the second Wednesday of the month at the Gateway Island Reception Center for an opportunity to get creative. There will be a different surprise activity each month. Class size is limited, so it is best to sign up early. The class repeats itself each pop-up day. Classes are 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 - 2 p.m.

BOOK BINDING

VIRTUAL SCIENCE CLUB (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE WHAT’S THE STORY? WITH CORRIE (ONLINE) See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

FREE GET UP AND GO (ONLINE) See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov efaye@murfreesborotn.gov

If you are searching for a fun craft and a quick and easy way of making nice presents and gifts; this book binding class at Gateway Island Reception Center in Murfreeboro is for you. You will be taught this ancient craft, hands on at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Admission is $15.

FREE SIR ANDREW’S AWESOME AFTERNOON STORYTIME (ONLINE)

OUTDOOR WILD THINGS

See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

FREE WORKINGS OF A WISHING CHAIR (ONLINE)

HOT CHOCOLATE AND STROLL AROUND CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE

See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

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See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

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THU 14 FREE BALANCED YOGA (ONLINE) See Thursday, Jan. 7.

FREE BE THE CHANGE: TEEN BOOK CLUB (ONLINE)

615-862-5800 Melissa.Williams2@nashville.gov

Join this online discussion led by staff from Bordeaux, Looby and Richland Park Libraries on how the past informs the present on issues of racism. To join the online discussion, please email Melissa.Williams2@nashville.gov.

BOOK BINDING

See Wednesday, Jan. 13.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE BE WELL CAFE: FOOD FOR THOUGHT (ONLINE) 615-862-5800 bewellatnpl@nashville.gov

Join Be Well at Nashville Public Library for a casual, online meet-up group. Each month they will discuss a different health topic, based on recent news articles and current health events. Email bewellatnpl@nashville.gov to get more information and the Zoom link.

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THINGS TO DO FREE CARRIE COOKS GLUTEN-FREE (ONLINE)

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FRI 15 FREE MAKE PICTURES OF THE HISTORICAL CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE

FREE HOME BUYING 101

MARSHMALLOW HIKES FREE IN SEARCH OF RODENTS

615-579-1685 jtrobertson@hotmail.com

FREE FRIST AT HOME: ALBRECHT DÜRER (ONLINE)

See Saturday, Jan. 9.

Get prequalified if needed, meet a home inspector, ask questions to a Title/Real Estate attorney and shop your insurance at 9:30 a.m. located at Keller Williams Realty in Franklin, 9175 Carothers Parkway. Virtual meetings can be scheduled as well.

FREE COOKING CLUB (ONLINE)

DROP IN ART CLASSES

Join Frist Art Museum wherever you are for a closer look at some of the art currently at the museum. Spend thirty minutes in the company of our docents and other art-lovers. This conversation will focus on Albrecht Dürer: The Age of Reformation and Renaissance. Register to recieve an online link tot the 10:30 a.m. discussion.

See Friday, Jan. 1.

See Saturday, Jan. 2.

TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS

FREE HEART TO ART (ONLINE)

Head to Sports*Com in Murfreesboro at 10 a.m. for fun for kids 5 and under. The focus is on body part recognition and cognitive skill development.

FREE ISPY: TWIGS AND BUDS

FREE MASTER MEAL PLANNING (ONLINE)

FREE ISPY: TWIGS AND BUDS

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Join Carrie Woods at 12 p.m. on the Inglewood Library Facebook page as she shares some of her favorite recipes and tips for cooking gluten-free. Jan 14 will be Twice Baked Potatoes

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See Tuesday, Jan. 12.

FREE OLD HICKORY’S FAMILY STORY TIME (ONLINE) See Thursday, Jan. 7.

FREE HIKING THE HILL FOREST (615) 862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov Wpnc@nashville.gov

Kick-off the New Year with a hike into the Hill Forest at Warner Park Nature Center, a protected State Natural Area only accessible with a guide. This is a rugged, off-trail and strenuous hike for children age 8 and up.

See Friday, Jan. 8.

BOB ROSS ART WORKSHOP

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov

See Friday, Jan. 8.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Friday, Jan. 8.

SAT 16

See Friday, Jan. 8.

NASHVILLECON: COMIC & POP CULTURE EVENT The ComiCon Pop Culture Event starts at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Conference Center for guests who love cosplay, anime, toys and comic books! Tickets are $15.

JR. BAKERS: CUPCAKE WARS!

FREE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS See Saturday, Jan. 2.

BOB ROSS ART WORKSHOP See Saturday, Jan. 9.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMER’S MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

See Saturday, Jan. 2.

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Join The Curious Kitchen in Murfreesboro for a fun-filled 2 1/2 hours in this unique hands-on class that is modeled after everyone’s favorite Food Network show “Cupcake Wars”. Jr. Bakers will begin with everything needed to bake some delicious cupcakes. For ages 6-16. Admission is $50; and registration required.

See Saturday, Jan. 2.

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov Wpnc@nashville.gov

Rodents are a part of our lives whether we like it or not. Stroll and learn some fun facts about our toothy neighbors, from familiar squirrels and chipmunks to the more elusive groundhog and beaver, at Warner Park Nature Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BOOK BINDING

See Wednesday, Jan. 13.

FREE NOLENSVILLE WINTER FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE WINTER WONDER LOUNGE AT NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE MLK EXHIBITION

615-962-8773 murfreesborotn.gov vstembridge@murfreesborotn. gov

Murfreesboro’s Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center, in support of promoting MLK Day in January, has created a way to produce a student art show exhibited at Bradley Museum that showcases art inspired by the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and how his messaging was crucial.

FREE SONGWRITING 101: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY (ONLINE) 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

In this introductory workshop, Adam Ollendorff will teach the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, theme and rhyme scheme. Via chat, participants will share ideas and write an original song. Registration require.

FREE YOU BELONG AT BELLEVUE STORYTIME WITH MS. KATIE SUE (ONLINE) See Saturday, Jan. 2.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

SUN 17 FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Sunday, Jan. 3.

MARTIN ARTQUEST See Sunday, Jan. 3.

The Caverns has announced three outdoor concerts for 2021 so far— Steep Canyon Rangers on Mar. 28, The SteelDrivers on Apr. 10 and Del McCoury on Apr. 18. For more information, visit thecaverns.com.

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FREE THE COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE) See Sunday, Jan. 3.


THINGS TO DO ECO-PRINTING

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov apool@murfreesborotn.gov

Learn about the unique artistic medium known as eco printing at 2 p.m. at The Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro. Use natural resources foraged from the forest or garden to create a one-of-akind piece to take home and display. Registration is required and can be done so via the contact information above. Admission is $3.

FREE WINTER WONDER LOUNGE AT NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

MON 18 FREE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY FREE CRAFT CLIPS (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE BABIES AND BOOKS (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE MS. LOU ANNE’S FUN TIME STORYTIME (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE STEM STORYTIME WITH MISS EMILY (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

ALL DAY ART CAMP

615-933-9644 Littlearthousenhasville.com create@littlearthousenashville.com Join the Little Art House Nashville for an afternoon of art-making fun during Winter Break! Projects will span multiple mediums including, but not limited to, collage, watercolor, tempura paint, and oil pastel. For this camp, you walk down to the park (weather permitting) for a midday break. For children K-3rd Grade; registration required.

FREE YOGA (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE EDMONDSON’S GOT ENERGY (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

DAY CAMP: OH MY STARS

919-889-2598 xt/register/nashville/Camps info@flourpowerstudios.com

Enjoy some good ‘ole American food as you taste some favorites from a few different states at Flour Power Cooking Studios in Brentwood. Start off with a Denver Omelet for morning snack then travel on to the Jivin’ California Turkey Roller with Idaho Baked Potato Wedges and NC green beans and finish off with North Dakota’s Lefse.

The National Museum of African American Music will open at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway in downtown Nashville on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18. For more information, visit NMAAM.org. MARTIN ARTQUEST

MARTIN ARTQUEST

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE

See Sunday, Jan. 3.

See Sunday, Jan. 3.

See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE WINTER DAY CAMPS AT DEER RUN

VIRTUAL SCIENCE CLUB (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE ENGINEERING WITH NATURE (ONLINE)

615-794-2918 deerrun.camp/day-camp

Come out to Deer Run Camps & Retreats at 3845 Perkins Rd in Thompson’s Station for one of its winter day camps from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. . For ages 5 to 6th grade, camps include recreation, crafts, Bible study, storytime and lunch. Admission is $69 per camper.

WED 20 FREE GET UP AND GO (ONLINE) See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

HOT CHOCOLATE AND STROLL AROUND CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE

TUE 19 FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE

See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

FREE SIR ANDREW’S AWESOME AFTERNOON STORYTIME (ONLINE)

See Saturday, Jan. 2.

See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

FREE MUSIC AND MORE (ONLINE)

OUTDOOR WILD THINGS

See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

VIRTUAL SCIENCE CLUB (ONLINE)

FREE YARN LOVE MURFREESBORO See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE SMYRNA GENEALOGICAL GROUP See Tuesday, Jan. 5. FREE STORYTIME AT THE PROFESSOR’S HOUSE (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

FREE WHAT’S THE STORY? WITH CORRIE (ONLINE)

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Join the Cumberland River Compact on the third Thursday of the month on Facebook for a virtual family night at 5:30 p.m. The theme is Engineering with Nature. Then, experience two engineering activities inspired by freshwater animal adaptations.

FREE HOMESCHOOL FRIENDS (ONLINE) See Thursday, Jan. 7..

FREE TEEN TIME AT BORDEAUX LIBRARY (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE SMYRNA KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP 615-459-4884 rclstn.org

Work on your knitting or crochet project at Smyrna Public Library and enjoy other crafters from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

FRI 22 FREE COOKING CLUB (ONLINE)

See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

See Friday, Jan. 1.

THU 21

FREE EDGEHILL’S EXCELLENT STORYTIME (ONLINE)

ADULT COOKING CLASSES See Thursday, Jan. 7.

FREE BALANCED YOGA (ONLINE) See Thursday, Jan. 7.

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FREE FEEL GOOD FRIDAY (ONLINE) See Friday, Jan. 1.

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THINGS TO DO RADNOR LAKE HIKE 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov

Join Murfreesboro Parks & Rec for its Radnor Lake hike, featuring varying difficulty levels covering approximately 5 miles of the trails. Radnor Lake is the State of Tennessee’s first Natural Area. Meet at 1160 Otter Creek Rd. Nashville at 10 a.m. Transportation will not be provided. Admission is $8; preregistration is required at murfreesboroparks.com. More information will be disclosed to those whom register.

FREE ISPY: LET’S ROCK See Friday, Jan. 22

FREE WINTER WONDER LOUNGE AT NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

THEY COOK FOR YOU: KIDS CLASS 615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Are you a dog lover or a cat person? Paint your own pet in Nashville this January at Go Dog Nashville (godognashville.com) or Painting with a Twist (paintingwithatwist.com). FREE ISPY: LET’S ROCK 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov wpnc@nashville.gov

ADULT ARTLAB: DRYPOINT ETCHING

FREE FAMILY PROGRAM: ONE SHEET SONGWRITING JOURNAL (ONLINE)

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

See Friday, Jan. 1.

In this Frist Art Museum workshop with teaching artist Lesley PattersonMarx, students will explore drypoint etching from 1 - 5 p.m. Drypoint etching is a type of intaglio printmaking, where the design is incised or etched into a surface with a special stylus. Prints are made by pushing ink into these sunken lines and then applying heavy pressure to transfer the design to paper. Space is limited. Register by January 15. All skill levels are welcome.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME

FREE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

Visit the outdoor iSpy table on the Warner Park Nature Center’s back porch between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an on-your-own opportunity to learn all about the rocks of Warner Park.

FREE GENTLE FLOW YOGA (ONLINE) See Friday, Jan. 1.

FREE KIDS CREATE (ONLINE)

See Friday, Jan. 8.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS See Friday, Jan. 8.

FREE MAKE PICTURES OF CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE See Friday, Jan. 8.

SAT 23 DROP IN ART CLASSES See Friday, Jan. 8.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE NOLENSVILLE WINTER FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMER’S MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

GRAND OLE OPRY: BILLY STRINGS, AARON WEBER 800-733-6779 opry.com

Stepping into the Grand Ole Opry Circle tonight is Billy Strings and Aaron Weber. If you can’t come in person, tune in to the livestream every Saturday night at 8 p.m. on Circle television.

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Join a Country Music Hall of Fame Museum educator on FieldTripZoom to learn about the influential songwriting duo Boudleaux and Felice Bryant — responsible for “Rocky Top,” “Bye Bye Love” and other classics. Also, make your own pocket-sized journal using one sheet of paper. For ages 7 and older, but all are welcome. Registration required by 9 a.m. same day.

GEOCACHING DAY 615-370-4672 owlshill.org/events

Come to The Curious Kitchen in Murfreesboro to prepare an entire meal from scratch, including an appetizer and dessert, from 4 - 7 p.m. Invite two people to enjoy the dinner you make in this hands-on cooking class. In this 3-hour class, the first half will be spent cooking & baking. Then, the two people you invite will come and sit down at their own private table to enjoy the meal that you’ve made. Registration required.

SUN 24 BOB ROSS ART WORKSHOP See Saturday, Jan. 9.

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

PAINT YOUR OWN PET

615-882-8320 paintingwithatwist.com studio235@paintingwithatwist.com

Come geocaching at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary in Brentwood from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Geocaches are hidden in containers that can be found using a GPS or smartphone. They have new sites set up that are ready to be found. Hike around in the woods and see what you can find! Cost is $10pp or $36/registration up to 4 per group.

This in-session class at Painting wih a Twist in Nashville is primarily selfguided with instruction from artists moving around the class. Don’t worry; they will demonstrate techniques! When reserving your spot for Paint Your Own Pet, please email them the photo of your pet you would like to paint at least 24 hours prior to the start of class. Classes are $55.

FREE FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY PASSES AT DEER RUN

FREE THE COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE)

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Come out to Deer Run Camps & Retreats at 3845 Perkins Rd in Thompson’s Station for its Family & Friends days every Saturday in Jan. and Feb. from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission is $15.

See Sunday, Jan. 3.

MARTIN ARTQUEST See Sunday, Jan. 3.

FREE WINTER WONDER LOUNGE AT NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

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THINGS TO DO MON 25

WED 27

FREE OPPOSITE DAY

FREE GET UP AND GO (ONLINE)

FREE MS. LOU ANNE’S FUN TIME STORYTIME (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE STEM STORYTIME WITH MISS EMILY (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE YOGA (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE CRAFT CLIPS (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE BABIES AND BOOKS (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

FREE EDMONDSON’S GOT ENERGY (ONLINE) See Monday, Jan. 4.

MARTIN ARTQUEST See Sunday, Jan. 3.

TUE 26 FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE CHAPTER 1 TUESDAYS (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE CRAFTY CORNER (ONLINE)

FREE FAMILY FULL MOON HIKE

See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

HOT CHOCOLATE AND STROLL AROUND CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE SIR ANDREW’S AWESOME AFTERNOON STORYTIME (ONLINE) See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

OUTDOOR WILD THINGS See Wednesday, Jan. 6.

FREE SEED SWAP!

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov wpnc@nashville.gov

Discover the stunning winter views in Percy Warner Park. Meet at the Allée at dusk (5 p.m.) and hike to Luke Lea Heights as the moon rises.

FREE FINANCIAL SUCCESS (ONLINE) 615-862-5854 facebook.com/NPLBellevue lauren.gilpin@nashville.gov

Are you wondering where your money goes every month? Interested in investing, but don’t understand your options? This two-part virtual, interactive workshop led by Nashville State instructor Cindy Stone offers a practical financial framework for budgeting, investing, insurance and credit. Email lauren.gilpin@nashville.gov to register.

FREE FRIST AT HOME: ALBRECHT DÜRER (ONLINE)

See Tuesday, Jan. 26.

See Thursday, Jan. 14.

THU 28

FREE OLD HICKORY’S FAMILY STORY TIME (ONLINE)

FREE NATIONAL LEGO DAY

See Thursday, Jan. 7.

FREE BALANCED YOGA (ONLINE) See Thursday, Jan. 7.

FREE CARRIE COOKS GLUTENFREE (ONLINE) facebook.com/NPLInglewood

Join Carrie Woods at 12 p.m. on the Inglewood Library Facebook page as she shares her recipe gluten-free chili.

ROB SCHNEIDER AT ZANIES

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FREE SALON 615 FAVORITE: AL ROKER AND DEBORAH ROBERTS (ONLINE)

youtube.com/user/NashvilleLibrary Live streamed on Nashville Public Library’s YouTube channel at 6:15 p.m. (a recording of a previous event). The authors will discuss their book, Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times.

FREE ADVOCACY THROUGH THE ARTS: FILM FESTIVAL (ONLINE) friendslife.org

Friends Life Community — a nonprofit that provides growth opportunities to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — invites you to share in their experiences through the power of self-advocacy and art at 7 p.m. via Zoom, hosted by TPAC. The festival features nine short films written and directed by the Friends. Reserve your free link at tpac.org.

FRI 29 FREE NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY FREE COOKING CLUB (ONLINE) See Friday, Jan. 1.

FREE SEED SWAP! See Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Come out to Zanies Comedy Night Club at 2025 8th Ave S in Nashville to see Rob Schneider perform comedy at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and are limited due to social distancing.

FREE ISPY: LET’S ROCK

FREE SEED SWAP!

See Friday, Jan. 8.

See Tuesday, Jan. 26.

See Friday, Jan. 22.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME

See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE SEED SWAP!

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov wpnc@nashville.gov

Bring seeds to share and pick up new ones from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Warner Park Nature Center’s annual seed swap, Jan. 26 through Jan. 30.

VIRTUAL SCIENCE CLUB (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5. FREE MUSIC AND MORE (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE STORYTIME AT THE PROFESSOR’S HOUSE (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

FREE TEEN TIME AT BORDEAUX LIBRARY (ONLINE) See Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Check out a moving arts film by the “Friends” at Friends Life Community — a local nonprofit providing personal and social growth opportunities to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities — presented via Zoom on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Learn more at friendslife.org.

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THINGS TO DO ROB SCHNEIDER AT ZANIES See Thursday, Jan. 28.

FREE NOLENSVILLE WINTER FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

MIND-BLOWING MATINEE See Saturday, Jan. 2.

SUN 31 HPAC PRESENTS ‘THE NERD’ See Friday, Jan. 29.

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

FREE WINTER WONDER LOUNGE AT NASHVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

Beat the winter blues with Cheekwood’s Orchids in the Mansion. This limited time engagement features classical orangery with large palms, tropical foliage and an array of colorful orchids. FREE HOWARD HEWETT IN THE MUSIC CITY WINE GARDEN 615-324-1033 citywinery.com/nashville

Relax in Music City Wine Garden’s tented lounge at 609 Lafayette Street with great live music by R&B artist Howard Hewett at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets start at $45.

HPAC PRESENTS ‘THE NERD’ 615-826-6037 hpactn.com info@hpactn.com

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents The Nerd Jan. 29 through Feb. 7. Performances will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Social Distancing will apply; seats around you are automatically blocked at the time of purchase. There will be temperature checks at the door and masks will be required. Admission is $18/Adults, $15/ Seniors and $15/Children.

FREE GENTLE FLOW YOGA (ONLINE) See Friday, Jan. 1.

ROB SCHNEIDER AT ZANIES See Thursday, Jan. 28.

SAT 30 FREE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE HOT CIDER AND SUNSET WALK

615-862-8539 nashville.gov shelbybottomsnature@nashville.gov Bring your jacket and warm up fireside with hot cider at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center. Then, off to the greenway for a sunset nature walk looking for emerging nocturnal wildlife. Call 615-862-8539, email shelbybottomsnature@nashville.gov or register online.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMER’S MARKET See Saturday, Jan. 2.

FREE GREEN (OPEN) HOUSE 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov wpnc@nashville.gov

Visit the greenhouse and organic garden at Warner Park Nature Center from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to observe practices discussed this week in action.

FREE FROZEN POND EXPLORATION (ONLINE) 615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov wpnc@nashville.gov

ORCHIDS IN THE MANSION 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org info@cheekwood.org

Orchids are displayed throughout the historically redecorated Mansion at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens and present a series of period room interventions to explore how the Cheek family likely brought nature indoors and decorated their home. Miltoniopsis, Cymbidium, and Phalaenopsis orchids are featured, among others. Admission for nonmembers is $20 for adults and $13 for ages 3 - 17.

FREE INTRODUCTION TO GARAGEBAND (ONLINE)

615- 416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

In this introductory class via Zoom, Country Music Hall of Fame educator Adam Ollendorff will teach participants the basics of GarageBand music production software, including how to create a drum loop, add guitar and keyboard sounds and record voices at 10:30 a.m. A guardian is required to be present with children under 13.

FREE ORIENTEERING BASICS

What happens in the winter to the frogs, the salamanders, the plants and the insects when the pond freezes? Discovery the surprising answers during this virtual program by Warner Park Nature Center to investigate this cold underwater world. For families, kids 8 and up; register online.

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov hmeyer@murfreesborotn.gov

Learn the parts of a compass and how it works at The Wilderness Station from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Practice finding and following a bearing, calibrate our pacing, and then do a 10-point orienteering course outside.

DROP IN ART CLASSES See Saturday, Jan. 2.

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MARTIN ARTQUEST See Sunday, Jan. 3.

FREE NATURALISTS: THEODORE ROOSEVELT

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov apool@murfreesborotn.gov

When hearing the name Theodore Roosevelt, we think of his role as the President of the United States, but did you know the he was also a conservationist and naturalist? Come, learn about the incredible strides he took at The Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro at 2 p.m. Registration is required and can be done so via the contact information above.

ORCHIDS IN THE MANSION See Saturday, Jan. 30.

ROB SCHNEIDER AT ZANIES See Thursday, Jan. 28.

FREE THE COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE) See Sunday, Jan. 3.

FREE ZOO RUN RUN (ONLINE) 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org/zoo-run-run

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Zoo Run Run is going virtual this winter! You can now support the Zoo anytime, anywhere you want through its virtual 5k. All proceeds help fund Zoo operations. Join one of these fun contests to compete for a behind-the-scenes tour for two (1st place), dual membership (2nd place) or a 4-pack of Zoo admission tickets (3rd place).


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SUMMER CAMP PREVIEW Planning for the

BEST SUMMER EVER

starts here!

Look for more camps in the directories on our website at nashvilleparent.com/directories. A SPECIAL ADVERTISING DIRECTORY

ATA MARTIAL ARTS

At ATA Martial Arts we offer classes for kids of all ages and adults. Our popular classes include Tiny Tigers (ages 3 - 6), Karate for Kids and our adult classes for moms and dads. We offer safe CDC compliant in-person classes, zoom classes and open gym training. Our lead instructor, Albert Lee, is a 6th degree blackbelt, ATA certified instructor with 20+ years of martial arts teaching experience.

1724 Carothers Pkwy, Brentwood 615-370-7027 | atanashville.com

Changing the world for children with Autism, we provide the very best and most compassionate ABA therapy service to the families and children we serve. We aren’t the norm, we never settle for OK and our track record with children on the spectrum is second to none. We love what we do and we bring that passion with us every day.

BLUESPRIG

Serving Middle TN 833-AUTISM1 | bluesprigautism.com DAY CAMPS Winter, Spring Break, and Summer Camps, age 5 - grade 6. THE place for your child to have a fun and memorable experience. Campers discover strengths, complete challenges, and create life-long memories. Traditional camp with exciting recreation and games. Includes archery, pedal karts, climbing tower, giant swing, zip lines, and more!

DEER RUN CAMPS & RETREATS 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 615-794-2918 | deerrun.camp/camps contact@deerrun.camp

OVERNIGHT CAMPS THE place for your preteen and youth (grades 3 - 10) to have a fun and a memorable camp experience. One and two-week camps. Campers discover strengths, complete challenges, create life-long memories, and form deeper friendships when they unplug and connect with others. Lake activities, zip lines, games, and more. FAMILY CAMPS

Year-round adventures for all ages. Customize your experience by choosing recreational activities your family will enjoy: zip lines, giant swing, pedal karts, and more. All-inclusive: upscale accommodations, recreation, games, movie night (outdoor when weather permits), meals. Spend focused time together, create long-lasting memories, share adventures, explore nature, and become powerfully united. please turn the page...

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SUMMER CAMP PREVIEW A NEW LEAF

7520 Charlotte Pike, Nashville (ages 2 - 5) 4341 Pecan Valley Road, Nashville (ages 5 - 12) 615-585-9790 | anewleafnashville.org elle@anewleafnashville.org Learn to become an ecological sustainable farmer and goatherd as our explorations take us on many adventures throughout natural landscapes. Hike hills, seek natural treasures, sift the pond for salamanders, tend our organic garden, and raise chickens and goats. Arts, science inquiry, and sports for children 3 - 14 yrs. complement this one-of-a-kind farm experience. Looking for a relief from virtual schooling? Visit our website to see our enrichment programs.

CREEKSIDE RIDING ACADEMY AND STABLES

2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin 615-595-7547 | creeksideridingstables.com 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 animals gives riders confidence in many areas of life!

NATURALIST CAMPS AT WARNER PARK NATURE CENTER

7311 Hwy 100, Nashville wpnc.nashville.gov | wpnc@nashville.gov Spend your summer exploring nature! Experience the natural world through hands-on activities, close encounters with live animals, nature hikes and outdoor play. Explorers Naturalist Camp: Jun. 7 - 11, ages 6 - 9. Search for tadpoles in the pond, crayfish in the creek and butterflies in the garden! Insect Naturalist Camp: Jun. 21 - 25, ages 8 - 12. Explore the forest, fields, creeks and ponds in search of dragonflies, beetles, butterflies and more.

CAMP JULIETTE LOW

321 Camp Juliette Low Road, Cloudland, GA 770-428-1062 | cjl.org Platform tents, outdoor adventure, traditional camping, fun and friendship. Located on Lookout Mountain, Camp Juliette Low is an independent, residential summer camp for girls ages 7 - 17 that fosters self-confidence, independence, teamwork and leadership. One- and two-week sessions. Preparing girls for confident living and leadership since 1922.

MR. BOND’S SCIENCE GUYS

615-573-2702 | mrbondscienceguy.com Our winter, spring and summer camps inspire a lifelong enthusiasm for science and learning, teaching creative problem-solving skills, teamwork and perseverance in an entertaining, kid-friendly setting. The camps are full- or half-day and are excellent for ages 5 - 12. Sibling discounts are available.

FLOUR POWER

330 Franklin Road, Ste. 110A, Brentwood 615-961-3466 | flourpowerstudios.com Children love exploring creativity and the idea of learning new skills –– especially when there’s a lot of fun involved! At Flour Power, Lil’ Chefs and Twin Chels get to explore their love of food in a way that’s truly unique, fun, and memorable. Owner/camp director, Shannon Mock Miller is passionate about teaching children, and her Brentwood Flour Power Cooking studio is designed to help children find a passion for cooking as they bond and make incredible memories together at a Flour Power Summer Camp. To sign up for the Summer of 2021 visit our website or stop by our Brentwood location. Sign up in Janaury and get FREE before- and after-care.

MATHNASIUM

3748 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville | 615-891-3384 18 Cadillac Drive, Brentwood | 615-942-2629 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. 240D Hendersonville | 615-991-6811 3411 Memorial Blvd., Ste. 3 Murfreesboro | 615-890-6284 Nolensville location coming soon mathnasium.com Children out of school lose more comprehension in math than in any other subject. And with so many weeks of missed school, now is a critical time in your child’s education. We pinpoint the gaps in learning sustained during COVID. With custom-built learning plans and face-to-face instruction, we help reverse the “COVID slide” so they can be on track for the fall. Our live online tutoring service, Mathnasium@Home, is the same live instruction as our learning center but in the comfort of your home.

NEW FOR 2021!

Our new Digital Camp Guide will feature expanded camp information, listings and ads – all designed to bring you relevant information to help you plan for your child’s camp adventures. This Camp Guide will be available on our website in February!

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ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

birthday parties, home school groups and events. You and your family are invited for a free 15 minute demo at our state-of-the-art technology virtual realty arcade.

LET THERE BE ROCK NASHVILLE

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

E.T.C. GYMNASTICS

Let There Be Rock School Nashville is a combination lesson facility and after-school rock and roll community center. Students from 5 yrs. of age to adults learn guitar, vocals, pianos, keyboards, drums, bass guitar, ukulele and more. We also offer lessons in song writing, audio recording/production and special EFX. Take lessons, join a band and play live shows.

800 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville 615-862-5177 | adventuresci.org

BILL TAYLOR’S BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE

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

Let martial arts take your kids to new heights! Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate offers programs in traditional karate for ages 3 - adult. Call now to find out how to get one month free plus a uniform. COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

222 5th Ave. S, Nashville 615-416-2001 | countrymusichalloffame.org

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum now offers activity folders for its young visitors. Free with any ticket purchase, the folder is filled with fun activities and surprises designed for youth 18 and under. A scavenger hunt to use as kids and families explore the museum and an activity guide focused on the museum’s Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ‘70s exhibition are among the items included. DIGITAL WORLDS VR

1945 Mallory Lane, Franklin 615-538-7514 | digitalworldsvr.com

DWVR offers the best true virtual realty experience in the area. Located near CoolSprings Galleria, it’s perfect for family and team outings,

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

9695 Lebanon Road #330, Mt. Juliet 301-401-0927 | ltbrsnashville.com

MOBILE MUSIC ACADEMY

E.T.C. Gymnastics is dedicated to bringing a new standard of excellence in gymnastics through Him. We offer classes in gymnastics for boys and girls ages 2 - 18 years and all ability levels. We also offer cheerleading and tumbling, as well as competitive teams. Call and ask about our free trial class. We also do parties, field trips and parents’ nights out. JAN WILLIAMS SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND THEATRE 500 Wilson Pike Cir. Ste. 104, Brentwood 615-371-8086 | janwilliamsmusic.com Offering more than a dozen one-week and half-day music camps for children ages 6 - 17. Our camps are designed to familiarize young musicians with the joy of creating music with others. Camp themes are: Classic Rock Camp, Shred Camp, Girls that Rock, A Capella Singing, Zoom Percussion Camp, GarageBand 101, Intro to Music and Piano, Piano Ensemble, Intro to Song Writing and more.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CAMPS

615-856-4772 | nashvilledaycamps.com info @leadershipacademyllc.com

Leadership Academy creates camps that connect children to nature, makes friends and develops social skills for children ages 6-17. We believe that play and outdoor exploration increases creativity, confidence, social intelligence and grit. Our goal is to get children outside, exploring, learning, playing and having fun so that they develop a strong sense of self and a deeper connection to nature. Our camps are Leadership Academy Camp at Warner Park, Camp Bells Bend Beaman, Nashville Sail Camp, Mountain Bike Camp, and Teen Leadership Adventure.

615-301-8589 | mobilemusicacademy.com

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! NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS (NDC)

5714 C Edmondson Pike, Brentwood | 615-277-1155 209 S. Royal Oaks Blvd., Ste. 124, Franklin | 615-861-1142 710 Memorial Blvd., Ste. 122, Murfreesboro | 615-849-1155 nationaldanceclubs.com

At NDC, we aim to provide the highest quality service to our staff and students as they experience the best ballroom has to offer; as we believe excellence is expected. We offer family and kids classes at all of our locations. It is our desire to make learning ballroom dancing a positive and enriching experience. ONE GOAL SPORTS

Murfreesboro 615-896-7309 | onegoalsports.net

A non-profit, community-based sports league providing quality sports programming for families in a fun, Christian environment. Now registering for fall soccer, basketball, flag football and others. Visit our website for more information. PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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

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

213 Franklin Road, Ste. 110, Brentwood 615-483-9847 | sparkartbrentwood.com

Spark: An Art Studio is a walk-in, make-your-own-art studio. Artwork is made with glass and mosaic tile on canvas or wood. We are the perfect place to relax and have fun.

www.flourpowerstudios.com/nashville 615-961-3466

330 Franklin Road, Ste. 110 A, Brentwood Sign up in January and get FREE before- & after-care!

Get Outdoors!

Weekly Camps in June & July

CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables Hwy 431 at Duplex Rd. 2359 Lewisburg Pk. Franklin

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Bring your Lil’ Chef over and you’ll pick up a newly self-confident child who will beg to cook dinner for you! Your Lil’ Chef will create his or her own snacks and lunch and we’ll supply everything that he or she will need for an amazing week!

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