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told me she was thankful I was OK as she stroked my hair back off my forehead. I never loved her so much. I fell asleep. Suddenly, two hours later that felt like moments, Mom yanked the covers off of me and ordered, “Time to get up! You have to go to work!” Which meant I had to dress up and drive 30 minutes through traffic to my department store job. It was a shock. I thought she was going to let me sleep. This was my mother’s “salt.” She was solid and righteous, but her sympathy only went so far in the face of practicality. Up I got, and off I went. This was a “pull up your boot straps” kind of moment directed by my mother the rock. With my own children I can be just as firm. If I call “Dinner!” it means now. If I say “Time to go!” it means now. If I say, “Get your homework done,” there’d better be a good reason why it can be put off until later or it’s hit the books. Is this how I raised independent kids? No, that’s just solid, passeddown-from-a-strong-woman parenting. Here’s where it happened, I think: I’ve been my own girl for a long, long time. Before I had kids I knew who I was. I married a guy who loved me for me and also because I’m not the needy type. I do my own thing and love doing my own thing. In my marriage we are two separate lives that came together for the joint adventure of a lifetime. We are best friends, comrades and parents. My kids saw their parents get up, go to work and enjoy working. They saw their parents enjoying life at home. They experienced and still know a strong mom who will embrace them every chance she gets. Love, honesty, power. A strong family cord. I’m not showing off, I’ve just been trying to understand how I raised independent kids who are perfectly fine to be away from home but who love coming home, too. Now I think I know.

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Registration Opens Feb. 1 for Summer Art Camps Sumner County kids can explore their creative minds and hands with the Hendersonville Arts Council’s summer art camps taking place in June and July. Registration opens Wednesday, Feb. 1 for ages 6 and older. Week-long camps start June 5 and run through July 28. Offerings include Summer Artistiks (ages 6 - 9 & 9+) focusing on art projects in different mediums like painting, paper maché, drawing, etc.; Sculpture Art Camp (ages 8 - 11) includes clay, paper maché and cardboard creations; Imagineering Camp (ages 7 - 12) uses design thinking to develop daily themes, blueprints and creations out of 100-percent repurposed materials; and Film Camp (ages 12+) engages kids to conceptualize and create short films with a final viewing party on a big screen. Camp prices and times vary per session, and they all take place at Monthaven (1010 Antebellum Cir., Hendersonville). For more info or to register, call 615-8220789 or visit hendersonvillearts.org.

Host an Exchange Student Invite foreign culture into your home by hosting a foreign exchange student through American Field Service (AFS), now taking applications for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Learn more at 800-876-2377 or afsusa.org/misstennky.

A local dad and his little girl enjoy a festive night out together at the Daddy Daughter Dance in Goodlettsville. Register for this year’s outing on Saturday, Feb. 4. See item below.

Kids have something new to do at Adventure Science Center with its recent unveiling of the Imagination Playground. The Playground features a collection of oversized blue foam pieces that encourage kids of all ages to use their imaginations to build and re-build play structures in a free-form manner. “We’re thrilled to bring this new experience to our visitors where they can use their imagination to come up with endless possibilities for fun while exploring engineering fundamentals,” says Tina Brown, ASC’s interim CEO. Also on the news front, Sudekum Planetarium has new Sony T615 projectors featuring brighter output, crisper images and improved contrast. ASC’s hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, and admission is $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Call 615-862-5160 or visit adventuresci.org. ... also at ASC this month:

A local youngster explores the new Imagination Playground at Adventure Science Center in Nashville.

Sign up for Parent-Child Outings at Delmas Long Love’s in the air this month, and you can make plans for a lovely night out with your kids at two specific happenings early this month: the Mother & Son Night of Fun takes place Friday, Feb. 3 from 6 - 8 p.m., and the Daddy Daughter Dance is Saturday, Feb. 4 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Both outings include a Chick-Fil-A dinner, dancing with a DJ and keepsake photos. Tickets are $25 per couple, $10 each additional child. Both events are at the Delmas Long Community Center (200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville). To sign up, call 615-851-2241 or visit goodlettsvilleparks.com.

TWISTER for Girls Only The TWISTER (Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Research) Conference on Saturday, Feb. 11 puts high-school girls together with professional women with STEM careers while enjoying hands-on presentations and meeting other local girls who share similar interests. TWISTER takes place from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration is $15, and girls must sign up in advance at adventuresci.org/twister.

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local news Nashville Children’s Theatre Welcomes Ernie Nolan as Artistic Director

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fter a 10-month-long nationwide search following the unexpected death of Scot Copeland last February, Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) welcomes its new artistic director, Ernie Nolan. The 40-year-old Michigan native makes his way to Music City by way of Chicago where he was artistic director of Emerald City Theatre. Nolan was instrumental in creating The Little Theatre, the country’s first immersive theater program for children 5 and younger. He’s also a former resident artist of The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. As a playwright, Nolan is known for adapting children’s storybooks into plays, such as If You Give a Cat a Cupcake and other favorites. He’s currently the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)/USA international representative for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ), an organization that facilitates the exchange of cultural ideas among professionals who work in theater for children. “I am incredibly honored to be a part of NCT’s rich history of exceptional theater for young people,” says Nolan. “Theater has always been a part of my life, and musical

theater is my world,” he adds. Theater runs in Nolan’s family. His parents are “theater people” who took him to shows when he was as young as 3. “My father has a doctorate in dramatic literature, and my mother has a master’s degree in children’s theater. I’m kind of a chip off the old block,” Nolan admits. For this fall, Nolan will choose the 201718 NCT season. Newly arrived in Nashville (he moved here last month) he’ll be spending time observing and listening, watching and learning. He’s optimistic about the future. “I think my first season will be pieces about discovery with familiar stories told in new ways ... with themes of new beginnings,” he says. Also ahead, Nolan plans to bring a theater-for-the-very-young component to NCT along with other exciting endeavors. “I want to see a new works development program at NCT,” Nolan says. His intention? For young audiences in Nashville to be the first to see new works by some of the top children’s playwrights working in the U.S. today. Lucky kids! — Chad Young

Strings & Stories for High Hopes Nashville songwriter Barry Dean has penned numerous tunes for country artists, including Carrie Underwood (“Crazy Dreams”), Reba McEntire (“Moving Oleta”), Martina McBride (“God’s Will”), Little Big Town (“Pontoon” and “Day Drinking”), Blake Shelton (“Anyone Else”), Tim McGraw (“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”) and others. On Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m., Dean and a few of his friends share the situations behind the tunes during Strings & Stories: An Intimate Night of Songwriters’ Tales. It’s a fundraiser for High Hopes Development Center, which provides local families with an inclusive preschool along with a wide range of pediatric therapies for children with special needs. The evening also includes dinner by Red Pony along with wine and beer. It’s all happening at Green’s Grocery, 4345 Old Hillsboro Road in Leipers Fork. Tickets are $150. Call 615-550-1451 or visit highhopesforkids.org.

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GETTIN' TEENS TO THE LIBRARY Friendships are forged in the Teen Room of the Williamson County Public Library's main branch in Franklin — it's a vibrant program for ages 12 - 18 in Middle Tennessee.

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Photos top: Teen space at the Williamson County Public Library. Bottom: Building LEGO Minestorms EV3 robots at the library.

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round 3:30 p.m. on a school day the noise, music and fun can be heard in the Teen Room at the Williamson County Library's main branch in Franklin. It's quieter at 9 a.m. on a weekday, but don’t be fooled — homeschool students and various school classes are using computers, doing research and occasionally looking for a missing textbook or sweatshirt. It's during this quieter time that Teen Librarian Erin Holt plans monthly programs with input from a monthly teen advisory group meeting. Teens give Holt and Teen Library Assistant Howard Shirley an idea of the things they’d like to see during the next month. A Star Wars club, run by teen library user Deano, includes an agenda, Star Wars paraphernalia and enough Star Wars talk to last well past the allotted hour-long program. There may be a movie afternoon where, after a vote, a film is started and more than 13 teens fall silent save for the crinkling of chip bags and the popping of soda tabs. Past activities include a LEGO Minestorms series where teens got to work with Alan Fisher, a robotics professor from Columbia State Community College, learning how to build and program the LEGO Minestorms EV3 robots. And there's a lot more. The Teen Department has

an Imagination Station consisting of an Xbox and a WiiU where librarians take recommendations from teens about which games to purchase (Mario Kart anyone?) and have tournaments online with other libraries. The library also brings in local and remote artists so teens can see what life is like in the fields of visual or performing arts. Most recently teens Skyped with someone who worked at a little site you might know called Tumblr. They've Skyped with the audiobook narrator of the famous Stephanie Meyer series, Twilight and they've opted for Chess and Strategy Club meetings the third Saturday of each month so they can improve their skills. Other games in the library's collection include Jenga, Uno, Monopoly and others. There's more to the Teen Department than the programming and collection, though. There are the friendships that are made, specifically in the Teen Room. Whether teens are there for a specific program or just to hang out after school, friendship happens when common ground is discovered through plain-old conversations. Teens feel comfortable talking about anything from the latest TV shows, gossip, Snapchat filters and more when they come into the Teen Room, kick off their shoes and curl up on the bean bag chairs. Holt and Shirley have seen teens who know


nothing about one another participate in a four-hour long Monopoly tournament and walk out having exchanged numbers with a plan to meet back in the Teen Room the next day. Teen librarians witness new bonds being built, and they also support teens as mentors, teachers and friends. From gossiping about the newest fashion trends with Holt to talking science fiction and biology class with Shirley, teens gravitate toward the librarians telling them the good, the bad and the ugly that make up their day. On some days, when

teens stream in, you'll find the librarians putting everything aside and Hula-hooping in the middle of the Teen Room, having plank contests, playing an eight-person Jenga game or launching into a fashion dance party where everyone shows off the hip-hop moves they learned from Studio 615, the special guest at a recent teen lock-in. Putting the fun and educational programming aside, the relationships between the teens and the librarians is a standout aspect of the Williamson County Public Library Teen

Department. The programming for teens serves ages 12 - 18, and the collection contains material suitable for grades 9 - 12. Get the complete teen schedule each month at wcpltn.org, or call 615-595-1278 to speak to Holt or Shirley directly. J — Erin Holt

TEEN PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARIES DAVIDSON COUNTY Nashville Public Library 615 Church St., Nashville (main branch) 615-862-5800 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org The Nashville Public Library System boasts 21 branches, many offering free teen programs monthly. The Studio NPL Teen Workshops pair teens with mentors for learning experiences in digital programs, 3D printing, music and audio production, photoraphy and graphic design, film and media production, fiction writing and more. The following branches offering Studio NPL Teen Workshops: Main, Bellevue, East, Edgehill, Goodlettsville, Madison, Southeast, Bordeaux, Edmondson and Green Hills. Other branches in the system host programs like gaming, teen crafts, ACT prep and more. Find a list of all of the branches and their teen scene happenings at the website above.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY La Vergne Public Library 5063 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne 615-793-7303 • lavergnetn.gov Free teen events are held each month in the library for students in middle and high school. Skills from Scratch: Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Necklace takes place Monday, Feb. 6 from 6 7 p.m. where kids can make necklaces to take home. Teen Trivia takes place Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2 - 3 p.m. where kids can show off their skills in random knowledge to win prizes. Skills from Scratch: Embroidery Earbuds takes place Monday, Feb. 20 from 6 - 7 p.m. where kids can make decorative covers for their earbuds.

Linebaugh Library 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro 615-893-4131 • linebaugh.org Monthly activities available. This month, there's an Anti-Valentine's Day Party on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. This free event gives ages 12 - 18 a time to play games, enjoy a photo booth, make crafts and more — all anti-Valentine's Day! Then, on Saturday, Feb. 25, ages 12 - 18 can sign up for a one-hour session for the free 3D Pen Workshop between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn how to work with the 3Doodler 3D pen and create one small project to take home. This event requires advance registration, which opens Saturday, Feb. 11. BoroDojo takes place every fourth Saturday of each month from 9 - 11 a.m. and offers ages 17 and younger a chance to explore technology; make cool projects; learn to make games, websites, apps and more. Smyrna Public Library 400 Enon Springs Road W., Smyrna 615-459-4884 • linebaugh.org Tween and Teen Scene takes place Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2 - 4 p.m. Ages 10 - 18 can play games, watch movies or make crafts.

SUMNER COUNTY Gallatin Public Library 123 E. Main St., Gallatin 615-452-1722 • gallatinlibrary.org Homeschool Hangout for ages 12 - 18 is every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Three other teen programs — Writers & Artists, Gaming and Teen Movies/Anime Club — take place monthly on various days/times.

Hendersonville Public Library 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville 615-824-0656 youseemore.com/hendersonville Teen Night for ages 13 - 17 is every Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Activities change weekly, and kids can make new friends, discover new books, play games, learn DIY projects, create art, watch movies and more.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY Brentwood Public Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 615-371-0090 • brentwoodtn.gov The Teen Anime Club meets Thursday, Feb. 2 from 4 - 5 p.m. in the "Learning Lab." An ACT Boot Camp takes place Sunday, Feb. 5 or Sunday, Feb. 26 from 1 - 4 p.m. (teens must preregister). A Pratice ACT session happens on on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. A Teen Advisory Board made up of sixth - 12th graders works together to make the library a fun place for teens; some of the things they've dreamed up include a "Pizza & Pages" book club on Feb. 16 from 4 - 5 p.m., Minecraft Club on Feb. 19 from 4 - 5 p.m., and a Superwholock Club meeting on Feb. 23 from 4 - 5 p.m. Williamson County Public Library (See article left) 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin (main branch) 615-595-1243 • wcpltn.org The Williamson library system is made up of six branches including the main branch, Bethesda, College Grove, Fairview, Leiper's Fork and Nolensville. Find contact info at the main website in order to inquire about teen offerings.

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ADVENTURES BY DISNEY

— A NO-FUSS FAMILY WAY TO TRAVEL — I stepped out on my first adventure last April. When I learned I was going to Costa Rica, I had some very unfounded apprehension. I was blown away by the thorough itinerary, the fact that we went coast to coast and saw the entire country in seven days, had equal parts activity and sheer relaxation to take in the nation’s beauty and, probably most of all, the complete immersion in the experience. Our Adventure Guides, Landon and Costa Rica native Ronald, were phenomenal. I like to tell anyone who will listen that they were three steps ahead of any anticipated want or need. Carrying luggage? I never touched it. It magically showed up in my room at each stop. My wallet? Never touched it as all tips, admissions and fees were included. We were immersed in the culture and country instead of getting off a plane, grabbing a map, losing our way, questioning our surroundings and disagreeing on plans for the day. I returned home and told my husband this was the only way I could ever vacation again. To my surprise, he told me to find an adventure for the family during the summer! Our 16- and 22-year-old sons were thrilled to learn we were going to Arizona and Utah. We joined children as young as 6 and grandparents in their late 60s. We bonded as we explored Sedona, the Grand Canyon and a total of four national parks. With Adventures by Disney, you don’t make three-year-ahead reservations to stay IN the Grand Canyon National Park, you’re there. You don’t stay one hour away; you are 200 yards from the Canyon. We took unforgettable Pink Jeep rides, counted National Arches, rafted, viewed Saturn through a powerful telescope, hiked and much more. I will never forget or regret one second of this time with my family.

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Screen Time for Baby Make Sure Your Child’s Experience is Filled With Quality By Susan Day

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With so much digital fingertip fun, we can forget what’s good for us. Be sure to balance Baby’s technology with her developmental needs by being as choosy for her as you are for yourself!

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Tips for Baby’s (and Your) Well-Being Stick with the idea that face time with you is the best thing you can offer your baby and build from there. Add this stuff in:

• Keep a running tab of how much time your baby spends on a screen (of any kind) throughout the week so you can at least get your “snapshot” and make a plan from there.

• Carefully choose media for your baby to watch. Don’t just install an app for him, do the app yourself. Be as detailed and choosy as you are for yourself when choosing for him. • Encourage Skype and Facetime for him with Grandma or friends. If you can’t get together for play dates, show him that we can still connect with others in a fun, almost in-person way. • Do the same things for yourself. Plan super-fun daily activities for yourself that don’t involve screen time. • Although you may feel the pressure to do it, try not to buy your little one his own gadget since it will just become harder to manage. Quality Ideas • Is the content educational, age-appropriate and safe? • Can my child interact with the content?

Quality Programming Become an expert at viewing options for your baby; several resources receive high marks from the AAP:

Video & TV BabyFirst TV: Offers slow-moving educational shows. Baby Genius (Netflix): Animated characters sing nursery songs mixed with real-life images. Mother Goose Club (Netflix and YouTube): Nursery rhymes plus kids in animal costumes, simple animations and a slow pace. Baby Animals in the Wild (Netflix): Relaxing and simple. Apps Baby Apps from Fisher-Price: Simple designs and colors babies can tap to get a reaction. The Adventures of Nano Bear: Animals in habitats, sounds, learning activities and simple animation. Mochu POP: Language immersion where kids pop colorful balloons to learn new letters. Metamorphabet: Travel through the alphabet as letters morph into new shapes. Susan Day is a mom and editor of this publication.

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10 Life Skills You Must Give Your Child

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PROTECT HIMSELF FROM HARMFUL OTHERS Kids are so trusting. Provide your child with emotional support from a very young age so he’ll feel free to talk to you about anything. Teach him to be mindful of his surroundings, how to recognize a stranger versus someone he knows and how to run away if someone tries to hurt him. Also, teach him to memorize your phone number and address. Learn more at safekids.org.

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2. PREPARE A MEAL

By the time your child’s in high school, he really should be able to do just about everything that relates to his own care. You can start this off when he’s little by teaching him to crack an egg and scramble it on his own by the time he’s a kindergartner. Let him do simple cooking activities with you in the kitchen, concentrating on teaching as you go.

3. WAKE UP ON HIS OWN

School kids sometimes have to be up by 6 a.m. or, as they get older, they may need to get up early for a workout or service project. Help him pick out an alarm clock that’s easy to use and watch him set it on his bed stand and plug it in. Monitor that the “a.m.” or “p.m.” is set accurately, then leave him alone. Avoid the mom “wake up call” service.

4. DO HIS OWN LAUNDRY

This is NOT just for teens. Little kids can sort “whites” from “colors,” throw clothes in the wash, pull clothes from the dryer and start the machines after measuring detergent, too. Let them!

5. FIX THINGS

Some kids learn fixing skills from savvy DIY parents, but some don’t. Teach, teach, teach. Provide kid-sized tools for little kids (and gloves for avoiding “ouchies”), and let them try to hang a poster on the wall of their room or fix a broken toy themselves.

6. PACK A BAG

Don’t do it for him! If he’s going somewhere, let him pack for himself. You can give him a list of what to bring so everything’s covered, but only give it to him once. Of course, you will need to inspect that he has what he needs if he’s little, but empower him to take care of his own belongings.

7. TALK TO PEOPLE

Instead of jumping right to thoughts of stranger danger, know that almost everyone your child meets he doesn’t know at first! Help him to tell the difference between someone who gives him a normal feeling and someone who doesn’t — most people are good people! He should be able to ask for assistance at a store, purchase something at the store, etc.

READ MORE! Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World by Christine Field (Shaw Books; 2000)

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8. SWIM

This is a life skill that can’t be underestimated. Every child needs to know how to swim because he will come into contact with water. Starting lessons earlier is best. Some classes are designed with babies in mind.

9. HOW TO CALL 9-1-1

The basic tenets are the same as for an adult: know when to call (what is an emergency, what is not); make sure the call-taker knows where you are; and don’t hang up. Teaching him to be a good listener and to not panic in a stressful situation will go a long way if he ever needs to make this call.

10. HOW TO USE MONEY

Whether you believe in giving your child an allowance or not, sooner or later you’ll be shelling out for him. If you teach him money skills from an early age, he’ll get a good head start (a savings jar, a spending jar). By the time he’s in middle school he should know how to use an ATM and even how to write a check. By high school he should know how to pay a bill and what credit is.


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planning ahead

summer camp YOUR GUIDE TO

It’s time to plan, and we’re here to help! Here are tips to prepare you — and your child — for the big day along with info about what she can gain from the experience and a peek inside local day camp offerings. Soon, you’ll be on the path to creating the best summer ever for her.

Should You Let Your Child Go to Camp? S

ummer camps provide great opportunities for kids to learn life skills, and your child won’t be anxious about going away to camp if you’re not. Get her ready for camp with a little planning and key conversations so you can send her off for fun. But, before you start the process, ask yourself if you’re ready. Some top concerns of parents are:

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IS SHE OLD ENOUGH FOR CAMP?

WHAT IF SHE GETS HOMESICK?

As for when to send her to away camp ... you know your child better than anyone else, and you’ll generally know if she’s ready for a residential camp experience. Every child comes with a different temperament, so age shouldn’t be the only determining factor — most residential locations accept campers as young as 8 years old.

Prepare yourself for it because it happens, and that’s OK. Talk to her about it weeks before she leaves. If she doesn’t really want to go, don’t force it and especially don’t bribe her; that can make things much more difficult when it comes to dropping her off or after you have already left. Get an understanding of how the camp handles these situations beforehand, too. That way you know how it’s going to be dealt with. Go ahead and prepare a care package to send off to her, too. This gives her a little more peace of mind that you’re still thinking about her. Find out if there’s a policy on phone calls — whether she makes the call to you or you to her. When you ready yourself and your child for going away to overnight camp, you’re setting yourself up for the best summer ever!

WILL SHE HAVE FUN? You can make it a little easier on the both of you by allowing her to help with the choosing of the camp. Just because you went to a specific camp doesn’t mean that it’s right for her. Her interests should be your guiding light to choosing the right camp. And, if she’s totally attached to that phone or tablet of hers, prep her for leaving it at home. She should be able to cope without it.


The Magic of Sleep-Away Camp N

o, your child doesn’t want to go to sleepaway camp. He’s DYING to go to sleep-away camp! He’s heard about it from other kids who’ve told him how AWESOME it is, and they’re not kidding. Believe it or not, your child will be thrilled to get away from you. As much as you want to hold him back (OK, maybe just keep him safe at home), deep down inside he wants to experience life ... just like you did ... and that means without YOU. Child psychologist Michael Thompson, author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow (Random House; 2012) knows a things or two about the subject. “Deep down,” he writes, “all children want to have their own adventures with no apparent safety net.” In his book, Thompson uncovers the secrets behind why resident camp is so special for kids. Not only is it being away from parents, it’s also getting to develop relationships on their own and experiencing a private world without their parents inserting themselves every step of the way. Thompson describes eight things that parents cannot do for their children — think about your own kids as you read them:

Consider these ideas as you think about whether or not you should spring for a sleepaway camp for your child, and know that some camps offer scholarships. Camp lets a kid experiment without his parent breathing down his neck! Imagine the freedom kids feel when they get off the bus, and Mom and Dad aren’t there. They get to take more risks, make judgment calls on their own and experiment with what works and what doesn’t. They go through a period of thinking, “Oh, I have to ask Mom” and then, “Wait! I don’t have to ask Mom, I just have to mind my counselor!” — it’s incredibly freeing. The skills that kids learn at summer camp without hovering parents around help them build character, Thompson says. Camp helps them build resiliency and pushes them out of their comfort zone. Kids learn about taking jumps and celebrating with others outside of their home safety net. Here are other great things about sleep-away camp:

• Camps provide “downtime” so kids can get their summer reading done. Or they can write to you on the stamped postcards you provided, only don’t hold your breath. • He’s going to learn to think for himself. He’s going to dream. He’s going to run and play and get messy and eat what he wants when he wants. • He’s going to grow up a little. He is. When you go to pick him up after a week he’ll have moved from a size 10 to a size 12. He’ll also look a little different in the face. You know that thing that happens when you don’t see someone for awhile? It happens now. • For you: As soon as your child’s gone you miss him instantly. This is good. You gain perspective. You go through a week or two of wandering aimlessly into his room, thinking about him adoringly, missing him. Then you go out on a date with your spouse and think, “How marvelous this camp thing is!”

• No cell phone policies. Social skills get strengthened and they eat meals without a screen while actually talking to one another.

1) We cannot make our children happy. 2) We cannot give our children high self-esteem. 3) We cannot make friends for our children or micromanage their friendships. 4) We cannot successfully double as our child’s agent, manager or coach. 5) We cannot create the “second family” for which our child yearns in order to facilitate his own growth. 6) It is increasingly apparent that we cannot compete with or limit our children’s total immersion in the online, digital and social media realms. 7) We cannot keep our children perfectly safe, but we can drive them crazy trying.

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Talkin’ Local Day Camps

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xperiencing summer camp helps kids gain enhanced abilities to learn, lead and experience contentment, and more. Plenty of today’s children don’t know the pleasures of hiking through the woods, turning over rocks in search of crawfish, caring for animals or experiencing the arts. Fortunately, Middle Tennessee is loaded with great day camps offering kids the chance to do those things. Here’s just a smattering of what’s available in your area.

Davidson County Sampler Kids ages 6 - 12 can enjoy outdoor play while getting a good dose of environmental education at Camp Warner Park’s Nature Day Camp (campwarnerpark.com). Activities range from nature center learning and splashing in the creek to building outdoor forts and meeting local wildlife, all with access to 3,132 acres of forest and fields! Registration is now open. Kids can discover a world of inspiration during the Frist Center’s Summer Art Camp (fristcenter.org) in June and July. The camps encourage kids ages 5 - 18 to use their imagination and self-expression while developing critical thinking skills through art making. Week-long sessions focus on themes and ideas from the Frist’s exhibits. Members registration is now open; registration for nonmembers starts Monday, Feb. 6. Thrill-seeking youth can have a blast at the new day camp program now being formed at Music City Indoor Karting (musiccityindoorkarting.com). Aside from racing around the tracks (minimum height is four-foot-six-inches), kids will be able to test their skills on Frank the Mechanical Bull, play rounds of blacklight mini golf and more. Registration opens mid-February. Adventure Science Center has a whole new lineup of themes for this summer’s Science Quest Camp (adventuresci. org), running May 30 - Aug. 4. Topics include Eclipse, Amusement Park Science, Superhero Science and more. Registration opens Monday, Feb. 6 for members, Friday, Feb. 10 for non-members.

One of the best-known camps in Nashville is YMCA Camp Widjiwagan (campwidji. org). Sessions run all summer for ages 4 - 16 in both day- and overnight-camp options. Choose Traditional Camp, Ranch Camp (learn to care for farm animals and nurture plants) or a Themed Camp with new offerings like Star Wars, Doctor Who and more. Registration is now open. Day camp options in Music City wouldn’t be complete without something for budding songwriters. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Youth Songwriting Camp (countrymusichalloffame.org) for ages 11 - 18 runs June 12 - 17, and registration is now open through May 19 (or until space is filled). The camp boasts longer hours this year (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.), giving campers more things to do like making a group recording at Historic RCA Studio B and getting voice/performance instruction. Professional songwriters mentor the kids during the week. There’s a lot to choose from at Cheekwood Summer Camp (cheekwood.org) with dozens of themed programs in age-appropriate grouping for ages 2 - 15 that will have kids exploring the gardens, making masterpieces and more. New themes this summer include Garden Art (ages 2 - 3), Comics & Cartoons (ages 5 - 7), Intro to Clay (ages 5 - 7), Printmaking Fundamentals (ages 8 - 10), Earth Art (ages 8 - 10), Radio Live (ages 11 - 15), Textile Fundamentals (ages 11 15) and more. Registration opens Wednesday, Feb. 1 for members; Wednesday, Feb. 15 for non-members. Kids ages 7 - 15 can travel through history with a variety of options at Historic Travellers Rest (travellersrestplantation.org). Topics include Tales & Legends, History’s Mysteries, Time Travelers, Stitching History and more. Register before April 30 for a 10-percent discount. Bank on lots of outdoor activities at Oak Hill Day Camp (rec.fpcnashville.org), with options for ages 4 years to rising eighth graders. Soccer and basketball camps are available as well as Horse Camp and Theatre Camp along with general day camps that offer

activities like art projects, swimming, games, archery and more. Registration is now open. Active kids ages 5 - 13 can enjoy recreational fun June 5 - July 25 at Camp Vandy (vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/youth/campvandy.php). Swimming, bowling, sports and climbing will get kids’ blood pumping, and more chill youngsters can enjoy games and arts/crafts. Registration opens Monday, Feb. 20.

Rutherford County Sampler If you want to immerse your child in a Christian environment loaded with activities, then Bill Rice Ranch Day Camp (brrdaycamp.org) is just the thing. Ages 7 - 11 can enjoy a week of camp June 19 - 23 featuring horseback riding, swimming and other adventures with daily Bible lessons. Deadline to register is June 1. There’s an open house on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. where you can check out the facility, bounce on an inflatable and enjoy free pony rides and free hot dogs. For kids who want to try it all, head to Camp YI Day Camp (campyi.org). Ages 6 - 10 can enjoy activities like horseback riding, swimming, climbing tower, canoeing, arts and crafts, boating and more. Sessions are available June 12 - 16, 19 - 23, 26 - 30 and July 10 - 14, 17 - 21 and 24 - 28 — all are Mon - Fri from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration is due no later than two weeks before selected session. There’s an open house on April 23 & 30 with tours from 2 - 4 p.m. Horse-loving kids ages 6 and older can sign up for camps at Harris Riding Academy (harrisridingacademy.com) to participate in horse care, horse activities, arts and crafts, daily riding lessons and more. Full-day camp sessions are May 29 - June 2, June 26 - 30 and an invitation-only session July 10 - 14. Half-day camp sessions are June 19 - 23 and July 24 - 28. There’s also a Pony Princess/Wild West day camp for ages 3 - 6 with riding lessons and themed activities. It takes place July 17 - 21 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (please turn the page)

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Talkin’ Local Day Camps Calling little farmers! Ages 5 - 10 can spend a few days on the farm during Lucky Ladd Farms’ Summer Camps (luckyladdfarms.com). Campers can enjoy working with animals, gardening, games, arts and crafts, wilderness exploration and more. Camp runs Tue - Fri from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sessions available are June 13 - 16, 20 - 23, 27 - 30 and July 11 - 14 — and space is limited. Looking for a bit of variety in the way of physical activity? Ages 7 - 13 can participate in MTSU Campus Recreation’s Youth Summer Camps (mtsu.edu/camprec/ camps) and learn a variety of sports, leisure and fitness activities and important life skills. One-week sessions run May 31 - July 29 — all from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration is accepted on a daily basis. Ages 10 - 13 can participate in the Junior Adventure Camp that helps kids develop and practice skills that can be used to explore the great outdoors. Campers canoe, kayak, swim, hike, climb and explore caves at some of Tennessee’s most desired outdoor adventure recreation locations. Session is June 6 - 10. Deadline to register is June 1. When kids lose a loved one, focusing on having fun during the summer can be a struggle. However, there’s a camp just for them — Alive Hospice’s Camp ForgetMe-Not (alivehospice.org). Ages 6 - 14 in Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and DeKalb counties who have lost a loved one can participate in this summer camp June 4 - 6. Activities include arts and crafts, water games, hikes and more. Registration is open through May 28 or until full. And there’s always the YMCA Day Camps (ymcamidtn.org). Traditional Day Camps for ages 5 - 12 run weekly May 30 - Aug. 4 (a different theme each week) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and offer arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor time, swimming and games.

Sumner County Sampler Kids ages 6 and older can enjoy creative expression June 5 - July 28 through art camps with the Hendersonville Arts Council at Monthaven (hendersonvillearts.org). They’ll enjoy drawing, painting, papier maché and other mediums. There’s

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also a Film Camp for ages 12 and older where participants will conceptualize and create short films with a final viewing party on the big screen. Registration opens Wednesday, Feb. 1. Sea Star Swim School in Hendersonville hosts Camp Gym & Swim (swimatseastar.com/summer-camps.html) for ages 6 - 12 from June 10 - July 14. Each week has a different theme like Star Wars, Minecraft, Superheroes and Ninja Warriors. Sea Star also operates the Pony Camps at R & M Stables, June 12 - July 27, where kids will learn the A to Z of ponies and riding. Registration for both camps is now open. Hendersonville Parks hosts Summer Fantastiks (hendersonvilleparks.org/ recreation_programs.html) for kids ages 5 - 12 for six weeks in June and July. Campers can enjoy activities like bowling, skating, swimming, mini golf and more. Registration opens in mid-April. Kids who fancy the stage can attend the Actors Point Theatre Company’s Summer Camp (actorspointtheatre. com). Campers receive instruction in acting, voice, dance, auditioning and performance, with the week culminating in a production. Middle/high school session is May 30 - June 16 (ending with a theatrical show); elementary session is July 10 - 22 (ending with a musical revue). Registration opens Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Williamson County Sampler Camp Whippoorwill (whippoorwill. com) is gearing up for its 45th summer in Fernvale! Registration begins 12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13. The mega-popular destination for kids of all ages will once again offer camps broken into different age groups: “Bear Cubs” (for kids entering first grade) get one-week camps where counselors help kids choose activities that include archery, arts and crafts, fishing, daily free swim, horseback riding, kayaking, nature and more. Campers take a swim test at the beginning of the week and get to take a hayride to the creek at the end of the week. “Log Cabin” (for kids entering second and third grades) kids love crawdad-catching, inner tubing on the pond, pottery, working on the camp newspaper and lots of the other fun activities. A special Friday lunch is planned. “Teepee” (for kids entering fourth through sixth grade) skews toward a bit more advanced activities like tree climbing, rap-

pelling and rock climbing ... ever heard of the “flying squirrel?” This age group has! A campfire lunch takes place for Teepees on Wednesdays. “Teepee Elders” are seventh and eighth graders who can choose among adventurous activities or opt for something like movie making, tie-dye, outdoor cooking and more. They also get special programming twice a week. Finally, “Leadership Challenge” is for ninth and 10th graders. The two-week program engages them in leadership, team building, communications and decision making, and more. These kids will become equipped in first aid and certified in CPR. As you explore options for your kids, don’t overlook horseback riding camps. Creekside Riding Academy (creeksideridingstables.com) offers half- and full-day options that include horsemanship, grooming, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and more running in June and July. Download registration form from website and mail it in ... Peachtree Farms (peachtreefarms. com) has half-day camps for ages 8 and younger and full-day camps for ages 6 and older. Download registration form from website and mail it in. Owls Hill Nature Sanctuary (owlshill. org) — registration open now! — offers a “Screech Owl” camp for ages 5 - 7 in a halfday format the week of June 26 - 30; also available is a “Nature Ranger Camp” for ages 5 - 11 as a full-day from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. There’s also an “Animal Caretaker” camp in from 2 - 4:30 p.m. when kids ages 12 - 18 can help out with the animals on premises; and a “Jr. Naturalist” camp for ages 12 - 18 takes place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. In your hunting for your child’s camp experience, don’t overlook Williamson County Parks and Rec (wcparksandrec.com) ­— registration begins March 1. Day camps are available at Grassland Elementary and the new Nolensville Recreation Center. Day camps include indoor and outdoor games, field trips, arts and crafts, theme days and more. And NEW this year: Williamson is offering a full-day (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) nine-week program running May 30 - July 28 for ages 5 - 12.


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Saddle up and ride! Our equestrian camp provides extensive time with horses. Campers learn life skills through caring for and communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. Half-day camps for ages 4 - 8, full-day for ages 6 and older. After-care is available. Weekly camps in June and July. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center. continued on page 47...

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Valley View Equestrian Camp 606 Valley View Ranch Road, Cloudland, GA valleyviewranch.com

706-862-2231

Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954! A’top Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls ages 8 - 17. One to 9 weeks. 600 acres. English, Western, barrels, vaulting, and trails. CHA instructors teach beginner to advanced riders. Spend 4 - 6 hours daily with your OWN camp horse. The Jones family are third generation horse lovers, camp administrators, and equine educators making girls dreams come true!

ARTS Ann Carroll School of Dance 1121 Harpeth Industrial Ct., Ste. 500, Franklin anncarrollschoolofdance.com • di@anncarrollschoolofdance.com

615-790-6468

Ann Carroll School of Dance offers a performing arts camp for ages 2 - 18 yrs. Preschool camps are offered Mon. - Thu. and include ballet, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, and tumbling. Camp for ages 6 - 18 yrs. are offered Mon. - Fri. and consist of dance, acting, and vocal performance.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville cheekwood.org

Dance in Bloom 615-662-4819

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

Elite Dance and Fitness 7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B1, Nolensville elitedanceandfitness.com

615-776-4202

Voted Best Dance Instruction in the 2016 Best of Parenting. We are a family oriented studio that prides itself on quality dance instruction in a positive and uplifting environment. Our emphasis is on teaching age appropriate material to the recreational dancer as well as training for the seriously committed student. We offer dance, cheer, and performing arts camps. Full- and half-day camps.

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

615-678-4739

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

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Hancock, NY frenchwoods.com • admin@frenchwoods.com

for

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Summer Camps! 595 Hillboro Rd. Ste. 337 Franklin, TN 37067

(615) 224-3851

www.harvestmartialarts.com

Pred’s Hockey School/ Little Preds Hockey School & Sk8-2-Gr8 Skating School FORD ICE CENTER 5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Antioch, TN • 615-742-4399

fordicecenter.com

615-353-9827

Make learning fun at Cheekwood! Cheekwood offers a variety of classes in art, horticulture, pottery and more. Classes offered year-round for all ages. If you would like a complete listing of youth and adult classes, call our office. Only at Cheekwood.

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

Registering

800-634-1703

Starts June 5th

Peachtree Farms, LLC

Learning Life’s lessons through horses

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SUMMER CAMPS!

Over 50 years of teaching children correct riding skills (control of horse and safety) and basic horsemanship (care and knowledge of the horse) in a safe and fun environment. Ask us r about ou ak e Spring Br Camps!

French Woods offers summer camp programs in dance, theater, music, circus, magic, visual arts, film and video, sports, tennis, fitness, waterfront, skate board, rock and roll and horseback riding. We cater to children from 7 - 17 yrs. Younger campers have more guidance and supervision, while older campers are able to take on some responsibility and have a chance to work in the areas of their interest.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, Nashville fristcenter.org/summerartcamp

615-244-3340

Sculpture, drawing, animation, photography, and so much more. Our week-long, age-appropriate classes are designed to be fun and educational for kids ages 5 - 18. No art-making experience is necessary.

Little Art House Summer Camps 1317 16th Ave. S, Nashville littlearthousenashville.com

615-933-9644

Locally owned by two sisters who are licensed and experienced art teachers. We intend to support education as well as offer encouragement and confidence in art making. We offer weekly classes for all ages and abilities as well as camps during school breaks. Join us at USN in June or our Music Row location in July for summer camps! Kids will have a blast imagining, exploring and creating with a variety of ageappropriate themes each week. continued on page 49 ...

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Summer Riding Camp

Discover Create Learn

Weekly during June & July • • • •

Safe Horse Handling Riding Lessons Trail Rides Grooming & Games

CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables

and Make Memories for a Lifetime!

Hwy 431 at Duplex Rd. • 2359 Lewisburg Pk. Franklin • 615-595-7547 creeksideridingstables.com

ceramics • photography • comics • painting • & more!

Watkins Summer

art Camp 2017

more information at watkins.edu/community-education

Easter Seals Tennessee Camp offers inclusive day and residential recreation camping programs for youth ages 7-16 and residential and respite camping for adults ages 17 and up. Learn more about Easter Seals Tennessee Camp at easterseals.com/tennessee/our-programs/camping-recreation/

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts www.frenchwoods.com

Musical theater with live orchestras - more than 80 shows a summer, dance, circus, art, rock and roll, magic, sports, horseback, and everything else individually chosen to make your perfect summer camp experience.

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Mobile Music Academy

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

The Music Class 5000 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood Satellite locations in Belle Meade and Franklin themusicclass.com/nashville • info@themusicclass.com

615-777-9314

Early childhood music program for parents and children ages birth - 5 yrs. Help your young child achieve his or her full musical potential with this innovative, developmental music and movement program. Parent and child classes are playful and creative and each family receives the acclaimed CDs and songbooks. Classes meet weekday and weekend mornings. Call or visit our website for current schedule and session pricing or to find out about our birthday parties and moms’ group events.

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

615-416-2001

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

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Young Rembrandts Summer Camps youngrembrandts.com/mid-tn • midtn@youngrembrandts.com

615-615-2017

Young Rembrandts teaches drawing, the basis of all visual arts, in a fun and nurturing setting that ensures success for every child. We offer summer camps that combine basic drawing techniques, portraiture and cartooning skills by exploring different subject matters. Students will improve core learning skills with each class.

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

Voted the #1 martial arts school in Williamson, Sumner and Wilson counties for 10 years in a row. With more than four decades of experience, students are taught how to handle emergency situations, to be healthy through exercise and to practice self-discipline with a confident, respectful attitude. Classes are for ages 4 - adult. continued on page 51 ...

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Explore programs designed to engage girls in ACADEMICS, ARTS AND ATHLETICS. 12 new additions to the catalog this year! • Eco Artist Camp • Picturing Writing: Writers and Artists as Authors and Illustrators • Digital Storytelling • Maker Mania • Musical Theater Camp • Guess who’s cooking dinner? • Global Strategists camp • Global Doctor’s: DNA • Summer at the Hall Newspaper Camp • Yoga and Mindfulness Camp • Building Bridges Story Telling Camp • Cooking in the Social Media Age

summer program

www.harpethhall.org 3801 HOBBS ROAD • NASHVILLE, TN 37215 615.297.9543

Rising PreK - 6th Grade Boys & Girls

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GIVE YOUR KIDS THE COLLEGIATE EXPERIENCE THIS SUMMER! Belmont University offers summer camp learning and enrichment experiences for elementary, middle schoolers and high schoolers.

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Sports • Music (vocal & instrumental) Nursing & Pharmacy • Law • Science For more information and to register, visit belmont.edu/summer-camps

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

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

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

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

615-224-3851

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

Let it Shine Gymnastics 1892 Gen.George Patton Drive, Franklin lisgym.com • gyminfo@letitshinegym.com

615-369-3547

We offer a super FUNTASTIC summer camp for ages 3 - 12. Camp is from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with extended care available from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Kids will have a FUNTASTIC time on our trampolines, zipline, rocket blaster, star castle, rock wall, volley ball, basketball, floor hockey, swimming, and gymnastics.

My Gym 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood my-gym.com/brentwood

615-371-5437

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

Nashville Sail Camp 2901 Bell Road, Nashville (Hamilton Creek Marina) nashvillesailcamp.com • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

615-856-4772

Nashville Sail Camp is a learn to sail camp for beginner sailors. Qualified instructors will teach boating safety, points of sail, boat parts, rigging, and basic maneuvering. This camp offers a basic level of sailing, focusing on the fundamentals while having a great time on the water. Part of the course is on the water and part of the course on shore. Course curriculum will be based on US Sailing Level 1 instruction.

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

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

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

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

Preds Hockey School & Little Preds Hockey School 5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway Antioch nhl.com/predators/community/youthhockey/hockey-school

615-742-4399

The annual Nashville Predators Hockey School series is a great summer opportunity for boys and girls to learn more about the game of hockey, log quality ice time, and receive instruction from qualified and professional staff alongside the Preds Youth Hockey Development team, players, prospects, alumni and coaches.

Sk8-2-Gr8 Ice Skating Super Camp 5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway Antioch fordicecenter.com/fig-skate-camps

615-742-4399

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Camp and classes managed and taught by our Scott Hamilton Skating Academy certified and top-rated instructors whose main objective is to instill a lifelong love for the ice! By the end of camp, skaters will have graduated from their 1st or 2nd level of skating, learning 16+ new on ice skills!

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CAMP SIGN ME UP! Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

$65 per week for one child! $55 for each additional child !

Experience

CAMP DISCOVERY Camp Discovery is a specially designed summer camp for individuals of all ages with Mental and Physical Disabilities.

Ages 13—17: Week of June 12-16 Is your child interested in learning Ages 6—12: Week of June 19 - 23 American Sign Language? Have them join us Week of June 26 - 30 for field trips, games,and fun! We’ll have 9:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m. (Extended care offered) their hands up and signing in no time! 935 Edgehill Avenue | Nashville, TN 37203 615-248-8828

For more information or to register visit: http://www.bridgesfordeafandhh.org/ youth-education-services

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FLIGHT Nashville Flight Training 801 Hangar Lane, Hangar 7, Nashville 615-366-9192 nashvilleflighttraining.com/nashville-pilot-camp • info@nashvilleflighttraining.com

Specially designed for ages 13 - 18, Nashville Pilot Camp offers the opportunity to find out what it really takes to learn to fly. During our one week summer camp, students will learn through hands-on participation as they gain valuable aviation experience and meet like minded aviation enthusiasts their own age. Every participant receives up to two full hours of FAA-certified flight instruction in an actual airplane, one hour of flight training in an FAA certified flight simulator, as well as books, maps, and a camp t-shirt.

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

615-274-3786

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

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Camp Invention Multiple locations throughout the greater Nashville area campinvention.org • campinvention@invent.org

800-968-4332

This summer, launch your child’s imagination! All-new modules mean all-new fun as children invent, build, question, and discover. Children grades K - 6 experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform the terrain and ecosystem of a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! Early registration discounts are available. Use promo code INNOVATE25 by Mar. 20 to save $25!

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

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

iD Tech Camps Camps held at Vanderbilt University idtech.com • info@idtech

888-709-8324

Let your child design video games, code the next big app, or discover encryption and cyber security. At iD Tech summer programs, students explore top campuses, create impressive projects, and build skills that last long after summer. Whether you attend one session or come back every season, your tech pathway starts here. continued on page 55 ...

SONGWRITING CAMP

June 12–17

CountryMusicHallofFame.org/SongwritingCamp

SUPPORTED BY:

Museum programs are funded in part by The Bonnaroo Works Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Epiphone, Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, and Nashville Parent. Technology Partners: Cisco; NewTek; Personal Computer Systems, Inc.; and Promethean.

#PressPlayRecord • @CountryMusicHOF Downtown Nashville • CountryMusicHallofFame.org

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One University Park Drive, Nashville robotics@lipscomb.edu

For every kid who just can’t resist dismantling the toaster, the Lipscomb University/Nissan BisonBot Robotic Summer Camp will be the highlight of their summer. All camps will be held in the Hughes Center engineering facility on the Lipscomb campus. For grades K - 12. Camps for beginners to advanced.

Mr. Bond and The Science Guys mrbondscienceguy.com

615-573-2702

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

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Camp Discovery 400 Camp Discovery Lane, Gainesboro jayceecamp.org

931-268-0239

Camp Discovery is a specially designed summer camp for mentally and physically challenged individuals. We have been offering this experience since 1983, which includes a quadriplegic pool, fishing, music, arts and crafts, hiking and many more activities, specially designed for our guests. Located on the Cordell Hull Lake in Gainesboro, TN on 186 acres of rolling countryside.

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615-248-8828

Bridges’ Camp Sign Me Up is a weekly summer camp for hearing students to learn American Sign Language (ASL). A unique opportunity in Nashville, it features traditional camp experiences such as field trips, games, sports, and crafts while learning a new language and culture. We’ll have your hands up and signing in no time!

Easter Seals Tennessee Camp 750 Old Hickory Blvd., #2-260, Brentwood easterseals.com/tennessee/our-programs/camping-recreation gbruner@eastersealstncom

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

TRADITIONAL CAMPS Battle Ground Academy 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin battlegroundacademy.org/bgacamps • bgacamps@mybga.org

615-567-8327

We have something for everyone this summer with 75+ camps available! Camps range from academic to athletics to art and enrichment – all age-appropriate and directed by BGA coach/faculty member or camp professional. Summer camps are for ages 3 - adult and run from Jun. 5 - Aug 4. Full- and half-day camps available. Early care, after-care and between-care are available for an additional fee.

Camp Beech Creek at Currey Ingram Academy 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood curreyingramcamps.org • eric.vinson@curreyingram.org

615-507-3242

Slide into summer with Camp Beech Creek. With weekly themes like Star Wars, Ninja Warrior, Video Games and Hollywood, and morning electives such as cooking, community service, wilderness survival and coding, this camp has it all. June and July camps. Rising K - 6. Before- and after-care. Details are online!

Camp Bells Bend Beaman Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville campbellsbendbeaman.com • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

615-856-4772

Experience two of Nashville’s Metro parks in one camp! Camp Bells Bend and Beaman provides outdoor adventures for children ages 6 - 12. Day campers are grouped with well-trained, energetic, and caring counselors who will foster a sense of appreciation of the parks and the outdoors. Let the adventure begin! Mon. - Wed. at Bells Bend Outdoor Center, Thu. and Fri. at Beaman Park Nature Center. continued on page 57 ...

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Imagine the Perfect day... Give your camper

the chance to splash in a creek, climb up a tree, play in the dirt, get up and close to an animal, create something beautiful, build friendships and make memories. Give them MORE of what summer should be. Join us for our 45th summer and see what everyone is talking about! camp@whippoorwill.com • www.whippoorwill.com 7840 Whippoorwill Lane • Fairview, TN 37062 • 615-799-9925

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Funtastic Summer Camp Where camp is fun & Christ is #1!

May 24-Aug 9

CIRCUS | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE ARTS | VISUAL ARTS

Ages 3-12

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Volley Ball Basketball Gymnastics Floor Hockey Warped Wall Indoor Games Outdoor Games

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369-3547 NOW Cool Springs 1892 Gen. George Patton Franklin, TN

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We are again offering seven weeks of our premier Camp Beech Creek full-day camp experience, including “make-your-ownmorning” elective choices and fun weekly themes such as Ninja Warrior, Hollywood, Video Games, Star Wars and more. Camps run through June and July. All camps are for rising grades K-6, with select opportunities for older campers. Halfdays and early/late care are available. Early bird discount before Feb. 28. Full payment not due until week of camp. All camps are open to the public.

Read more and register online at

www.curreyingramcamps.org Currey Ingram Academy 6544 Murray Lane • Brentwood, Tenn. (615) 507-3242 Camps Director: Eric Vinson, eric.vinson@curreyingram.org

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

615-824-1550

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

Camp JPII (Pope John Paul II High School) 117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville camp@jp2hs.org • paul.saboe@jp2hs.org

615-822-2375 ext. 4037

Camp JPII offers exciting camps for ages 5 - 18 during the month of June, including academic, sports, and artistic camps. With early drop off, after care, weekly lunch plans, state-of-the-art facilities, and amazing teachers, Camp JPII is a fun, easy, and educational way to enjoy the summer.

Camp Juliette Low 321 Camp Juliette Low Road, Cloudland, GA cjl.org • info@cjl.org

770-428-1062

Platform tents, outdoor adventure, traditional camping, fun and friendship – located on Lookout Mountain in Cloudland, Georgia, 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.

Camp Laney for Boys 916 West River Road, Mentone, AL camplaney.com

256-634-4066

Camp Laney is an independent, traditional boys camp located on Lookout Mountain in northeastern Alabama. Camp Laney is accredited by the ACA and offers four two-week sessions for ages 8 - 14 and a one-week junior camp session for boys finishing grade 2. Activities include canoeing, water slide, swimming, team sports, ropes course, climbing wall, mountain biking, bouldering, archery, riflery and tennis.

Camp Walkabout 171 Baylor School Road, Chattanooga 423-267-8506 ext. 827 baylorschool.org/sumsmer/overnight-camps/camp-walkabout/index.aspx badams@baylorschool.org

Camp Walkabout is Tennessee’s premier outdoor overnight camp! Come enjoy adventures in “Outside Magazine’s” “Best Town Ever.” Camp Walkabout is a no-experience necessary avenue to kayaking, climbing, rappelling, caving, backpacking, canoeing, camping and more!

REGISTER NOW AT BGACAMPS.COM

Use promo code NP1889 to receive a 10 percent discount through Feb. 28.

Camp Warner Park 7199 Hwy 100, Nashville campwarnerpark.com • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

615-856-4772

Summer is better in Nashville’s largest Metro park! Camp Warner Park connects children with nature through outdoor learning and play. Day campers will be grouped with qualified, energetic, and passionate counselors who will foster a sense of appreciation of the parks and the outdoors. Let the adventure begin!

Camp Woodmont 381 Moonlight Drive, Cloudland, GA campwoodmont.com • alyson@campwoodmont.com

423-472-6070

Camp Woodmont is a traditional, overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Just 30 minutes from Chattanooga TN, Camp Woodmont features horseback riding, high ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery, and more. Founded on Christian principles in 1981, Camp Woodmont is the perfect place to build lifelong friendships and memories.

Christ Presbyterian Academy 2323 - A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville cpalions.org • camps@cpalions.org

615-373-9550

CPA offers 50+ camps and workshops for preschool - grade 12. Campers will enjoy a variety of camps including sports, arts, science, robotics and so much more! There are camps to meet any interest and schedule, with multiple camps offered weekly. Early Bird Pricing good through May 31.

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

615-794-2918

Overnight Camps – 100 wooded acres. Build relationships, character, confidence. One-week preteen sessions (completed grades 3 - 5). One- and two-week age-graded sessions for youth (completed grades 6 - 12). Registration includes ALL activities: horseback, giant swing, climbing tower, paintball, archery, BB guns, lake activities, cardboard boat regatta, small group Bible study, nightly speaker, and worship. Campers choose one track: fishing, wilderness skills, self-defense, drama, percussion, ukulele and more. Day Camps – 100 wooded acres. Day Camp (age 5 to completed grade 5) and Adventure Day Camp (completed grades 5 - 8). Build relationships, character, confidence. Registration includes ALL activities: lake activities, games, BB guns, archery, crafts, climbing tower, creek wading, songs, small group Bible study. Extended care. Adventure Day Camps also include three levels of outdoor education and survival skills — navigation, tomahawk throwing, debris hut building, fire starting, knot tying, lashing and more. continued on page 58 ...

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NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER 2017. CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Father Ryan High School 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville fatherryan.org/summercamps • fatherryan.org/summercamps

615-383-4200

Athletics, dance, art, fun. This summer, get in on the action at Father Ryan. Summer camps are conducted by the Irish’s impressive lineup of championship coaches, trainers, and teachers. Camps are offered for rising K - 9th graders with full-day and half-day camp options. Aftercare is available. Register today on our website. Camp Laney is a traditional overnight camp for boys ages 8-14. It is located on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama and is 2 1/2 hours from Nashville.

“When our boys returned home from Camp Laney, we immediately noticed a boost in their confidence and self-reliance…traits every parent wants to instill in their children. The staff at Camp Laney is first class in every way, and, as parents, we are eternally grateful for the positive impact Camp Laney staff has had on our sons.” -Thad Huguely, Nashville Dad

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

615-369-4546

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

Harding Academy Summer Programs 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville hardingacademy.org • summer@hardingacademy.org

615-948-7005

Harding offers week-long day camps for children pre-K - grade 8. Camp offerings include theme days, storytelling, music, creative movement, math, science and language arts enrichment, water days, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play, and technology. Our popular athletic camps include volleyball, basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer. All skill levels welcome. Camps run from Jun. 5 - Jun. 28 and Jul. 10 - 28.

Harpeth Hall School 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville harpethhall.org

615-297-9543

Jewel. Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Jane Goodall. No matter who a girl’s hero is, she can live her dreams at Harpeth Hall this summer. Girls of all ages can uncover artistic talents, perfect athletic skills, explore science in-depth, and just plain have fun. More information on registration is available on our website. Come to Harpeth Hall and dream big this summer. continued on page 60 ...

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Hickory Hill Day Camp 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mount Juliet hickoryhillfarmtn.org

615-470-5747

Our summer day camp will be offered the weeks of June 12 and 19 and provides the feel of an overnight camp in a day camp setting. Campers ages 7 - 13 get to choose their camp and learn tons of life skills on the farm. Camps offered this summer include: Girl Power, Dude Camp, Backyard Sports, Pokemon Training, Zombie Apocalypse, and Fashionista!

Horton Haven Christian Camp 3711 Reed Harris Road, Chapel Hill hortonhaven.org

931-364-7656

Just one hour south of Nashville offering overnight and day camps. Overnight campers experience archery, air rifles, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, crafts, mountain biking, swimming and more. Teens can try our 45 ft. high, 600 ft. long zip line. One-week sessions, ages 8 - 11, 12 - 14 and 15 - 18. Day campers enjoy games, crafts, bible lessons, swimming and more.

Indian Creek Camp 150 Cabin Circle Drive, Liberty indiancreekcamp.com • icc@kytn.net

615-448-1023

Indian Creek Camp is a Christian, co-ed, overnight, ACA accredited camp for ages 7 - 17. It also offers an all-inclusive family camp summer vacation. Week-long affordable fun! Activities include horseback riding, water skiing, canoeing, archery, ceramics, mountain biking, swimming lessons, a nature center, and more.

Lancaster Christian Academy 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna lancasterchristianacademy.org • knights.office@lcaknights.com

615-223-0451

Lancaster Christian Academy offers a day camp for grades K - 6. Campers will enjoy two fun-filled field trips each week along with their choice of specialty camp. Specialty camps offered include: art, cooking, drama, science, swimming, music, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, cheer, dance, and gaming.

Oak Hill Day Camp 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville rec.fpcnashville.org/o-h-day-camp • recreation@fpcnashville.org

615-298-9583

OHDC constantly strives to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the whole family. To that end, 2017 brings changes to our overall structure, with availability more appropriate for working parents, programs facilitating both fun and growth, while maintaining our core values: Faith, Friendship, Tradition, Service and Respect.

Riverview Camp for Girls

SUMMER CAMPS ENRICHMENTS • ATHLETICS • ACADEMICS

REGISTER TODAY! FRACamps.com

757 CR 614, Mentone, AL riverviewcamp.com • info@riverviewcamp.com

800-882-0722

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

Teen Leadership Adventure 7199 Hwy 100, Nashville teenleadershipadventure.com • info@leadershipacademyllc.com

615-856-4772

Most teens will tell you their life is full of challenges: making good grades, meeting new people, and facing lots of changes and transitions. But when was the last time the teen in your life had the opportunity for adventure? Leadership Academy has the answer with our Teen Leadership Adventure camp that gives rising 7th - 10th graders the chance to experience the beauty of nature, offering to programs to develop their leadership skills.

Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville travellersrestpantation.org • tonya@travellersrestplantation.org

615-832-8197

Our summer camps have been making history for over 20 years! One of Nashville’s best-kept secrets, our award-winning day camps make history an adventure. From exploring History’s Mysteries to Tennessee Tales, The War of 1812 to The Civil War ... join us this summer for a time-traveling adventure through history.

Under The Oaks Summer Program 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville oakhillschool.org/undertheoaks • undertheoaks@oakhillschool.org

615-298-9590

Come play, learn and create this summer with Under the Oaks at Oak Hill School. We offer more than 75 programs for kids with varying interests, providing a unique summer experience and the opportunity to make life-long memories. How will your family PLAY, LEARN and CREATE this summer? continued on page 62 ...

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CampVandy Summer 2017 Recreational Summer Day Camp For Ages 5–13 June 5–July 28 • Weekly themes, special events, and guest appearances that highlight various interests and activities • On-campus field trips that explore Vanderbilt University • Active and passive programming for multiple age groups, including swimming, bowling, sports, games, climbing wall, and arts & crafts

Camp Day: (9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) $200/week for VRWC members and $250/week for non-members

Before Care (7:30 a.m.–9 a.m.) $10/day; $50/week

After Care (4:30 p.m.–6 p.m.) $10/day; $50/week CampVandy Online Registration Begins February 20 at:

vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/youth/campvandy.php

Vanderbilt Swim School For Ages 6 Months And Up May 22–July 15

Horton Haven Christian Camp

• Group and customizable private lessons for all swim levels • Adult and youth lessons • Morning, afternoon, and evening classes

Boys and Girls ages 8-18

Register now at:

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Conveniently located 1 hour south of Nashville

(931) 364-7656 hortonhaven.org

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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville 615-343-6627 vanderbilt.edu/recreationandwellnesscenter/ • campvandy@vanderbilt.edu

Our youth programs promote learning, skill development and being active. Join the VRWC this summer to participate in our fun-filled CampVandy, a youth summer day camp, Swim School, our private or group swim lesson program for adults and children, or the Acorns, our youth competition swim team. Our youth programs are designed to help your child learn lifelong skills and stay fit. We look forward to seeing this summer at the VRWC!

Victory Ranch 4330 Mecklinburg Drive, Bolivar victoryranch.org • smith@victoryranch.org

731-659-2880

Christian (non-denominational), co-ed residential camp featuring one of the best facilities in the nation including an incredible outdoor adventure course, 20-stall barn, water activities and much more all on 500 beautiful acres. All lodges are air-conditioned and incredibly comfortable. Camp staff hand-selected with a ratio of 3:1. Campers are loved, nurtured, challenged and have the time of their lives. Space is limited.

WeHaKee Camp For Girls 715 28th Street South, la Crosse, WI wehakeecampforgirls.com

800-582-2267

WeHaKee Camp for Girls is noted by many as the premier summer camp in the Midwest. If you’re a girl age 7 - 17, you will have more fun than you can imagine, create incredible friendships with girls from around the United States and the world, and discover gifts within you that you never knew were there.

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp 7840 Whippoorwill Lane, Fairview whippoorwill.com • camp@whippoorwill.com

615-799-9925

Celebrating 45 years of fun on the farm. Located in beautiful Williamson County, campers choose how they spend their day. Activities include swimming, rope activities, archery, gardening, kayaking, pony rides and more! Providing adventures and old fashion fun in a safe environment for campers grades 1 - 10. Bus transportation included and ACA accredited.

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

423-338-5588

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

YMCA Day Camps ymcamidtn.org/programs/camp

615-259-9622

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

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

615-259-3418

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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

615-360-2267

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

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MTSU Summer Experiences mtsu.edu/camps Whether it’s sports, sciences, music, aviation, languages, journalism, or crime scene investigation, MTSU offers summer opportunities for all ages. Enjoy camps and other activities for every budget all summer long. 0117-3793 / Middle Tennessee State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability. See our full policy at www.mtsu.edu/titleix.

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THINGS TO DO

TPAC is Alive with The Sound of Music Feb. 14 - 19

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Kerstin Anderson as Maria and youngsters playing the von Trapp children in the new production of The Sound of Music. Photo credit: Matthew Murphy.

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

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rguably the most beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of all time, The Sound of Music plays TPAC’s Jackson Hall this month with a reimagined approach. “It’s no longer your mother’s familiar Sound of Music,” says three-time TonyAward winner Jack O’Brien, director of the Equity touring production. “We are tearing off the varnish of the past from one of the great glories of our theatergoing experience and making it fresh! This is an opportunity we’ve all longed to create!” he adds. The family friendly musical is perfect for all ages, and opening night (Valentine’s Day) is Kids’ Night on Broadway. One hour before show time, free kids’ activities in the lobby include a singing lesson with a teaching artist (learn to sing “Do Re Mi”), critical thinking games themed to the show and Valentine-making fun. Get buy-one-get-onefree tickets (for Kids’ Night only) by using code KIDS2017 (offer subject to change; ticket discount is available only while the offer lasts). Show times are Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 - $90. Call 615-7824040 or visit tpac.org.

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Saturday, Feb. 4 • CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin • Page 73 Get a jump start on your child’s summer adventures by getting face to face with more than 60 local day camps and residential away camps. Pictured: Camp Warner Park.

Friday, Feb. 3 • TPAC, Nashville • Page 71 Winners of America’s Got Talent Season 7, a cast of canine and human performers entertain all ages.

TEDDY BEAR CLINIC

Saturday, Feb. 11 • Nashville Zoo • Page 79 Little ones can bring their favorite stuffed pals for a “check up” and have fun playing veterinarian with a day full of themed activities.

DANCE ME A STORY: THE SINGING TORTOISE

Saturday, Feb. 4 (Nashville Public Library) & Friday, Feb. 17 (The Palace Theater, Gallatin) Pages 71 & 83 Dancers from Nashville Ballet present this interactive West African folk tale about a hunter who meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest.

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THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE SCHOLASTIC ART COMPETITION EXHIBIT

Feb. 4 - March 5 Cheekwood, Nashville Page 71 For the 26th year, Cheekwood hosts this art exhibit showing the work of regional students in grades 7 - 12 before they go to New York for national judging. Pictured: Artwork by Olivia Defazio.


PIED PIPER CONCERT

Saturday, Feb. 4 Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville Page 73 Kids can go “Around the World with the Nashville Symphony.” Arrive an hour early for a free musical instrument petting zoo and other activities.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Feb. 14 - 19 TPAC’s Jackson Hall • Page 65 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved family-friendly musical features favorite numbers like “Do Re Mi,” “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”

TETRIS+

Saturday, Feb. 18 TPAC’s Polk Theater, Nashville • Page 85 The Arch 8 dance company from The Netherlands presents gravitydefying combinations of acrobatics, extreme physicality and movement. And yes, the title piece draws from the Tetris puzzle game!

WILD KRATTS LIVE!

Sunday, Feb. 19 Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville Page 86 The world-famous Kratt Brothers bring their new live show to Music City, entertaining and educating kids of all ages about the animal kingdom.

NASHVILLE OPERA ON TOUR: THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Monday, Feb. 6 Noah Liff Opera Center, Nashville • Page 74 Catch the sneak preview of the Nashville Opera’s 2017 “On Tour” production before it heads out to local communities. This month, it’s playing at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Brentwood Library, Edmondson Pike Library and Williamson County Public Library.

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things to do character. Ages 6 - 13. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 5 p.m.; 615-224-3851 or harvestmartialarts.com.

R Tales and Trails (Registration Required) Listen to a story followed by a hike on the trails. Ages 4 - 7 with a parent. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $3; 615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Local kids participate in the free Martial Arts for Preschoolers Class at Harvest Martial Arts in Franklin. This month’s classes take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Wed 1 W FREE AIM

Kickboxing and Fitness Class (Registration Required) This kickboxing and movement fitness class includes punching and kicking heavy bags, body weight movements, isometrics and traditional calisthenics. Ages 16 and older. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 9 a.m.; 615-224-3851 or harvestmartialarts.com.

R Animal Antics

Meet one of the center’s resident animals. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $8; 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

N Archery Homeschool Day (Registration Required)

This class includes archery instruction with all equipment provided and a game at the end. Parents can participate, too. Ages 7 and older. Music City Archery, 5011 Walkup Road, Pegram; 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.; $15; 615-566-5187 or musiccityarchery.com.

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Cheer for the Belmont Bruins women’s team when they challenge SIU Edwardsville

with a game show night theme. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $6 adults, $3 ages 3 - 17; 615-4602255 or belmontbruins.com.

R FREE Earth Lab

Kids can learn about birds in winter during this self-led adventure. Ages 4 - 9. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 12 - 5 p.m.; 615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

W Fairview Wiggles and Giggles

Enjoy organized games and play time. Ages 3 - 6. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 9 - 10 a.m.; $2; wcparksandrec.com.

N Family Science Lab: Investigators

Discover the world of metamorphosis while exploring the life cycles of plants and animals that go through incredible changes in their lives. Ages 6 - 9 with an adult. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids); 615-8625160 or adventuresci.org.

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and Shakers (Registration Required) This parent/tot class focuses on playing with others, gross motor skills and having fun. Ages 1 - 3. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11 a.m.; $3; 615893-7439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

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Shout (Registration Required)

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

W FREE Kids’ Hour

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

W FREE Self-Defense for Kids (Registration Required)

Kids will learn self-defense, fitness, confidence, mindfulness and sound moral

(Registration Required) This nature-themed program includes songs, crafts, hikes and other activities. Ages 1 - 4 with a parent. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9:30 a.m.; $3; 615-2173017 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

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at the Capitol

A night of bluegrass music with Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe with Marty Raybon & Full Circle. All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 6 p.m.; $20; 615784-4014 or capitoltheatretn. com.

W Bob Schneider

This Austin-based singersongwriter performs a night of music. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $30; 615538-2076 or franklintheatre. com.

R Busy Bees

Learn to follow directions, participate in a group environment, improve coordination and practice good sportsmanship. Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.; $3; 615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Enjoy a stage adaptation of E.B. White’s beloved story about the extraordinary friendship between a piglet and a talented spider. All ages. Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Thru Feb. 12: Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 students; 615826-6037 or hpactn.com.

N Dramatic Play Class (Registration Required)

Become characters, explore different places and use teamwork to solve challenging situations drawn from picture books from your own imaginations. Class takes place Thursdays, Feb. 2 - 23. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Centennial Performing Arts Center, 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $35; 615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks-andrecreation/cultural-arts/ theater/theater-classes-camps. aspx.

W FREE Fairview

LEGO Club

Come to the library for an afternoon of LEGO building (blocks provided). All ages. Fairview Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 4 5:30 p.m.; 615-799-0235 or wcpltn.org/fairview_ public_library.

N FirstBank Pops Series: The Great American Songbook

Michael Feinstein joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of American standards like “Embraceable You,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Anything Goes” and more. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $35 $95; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

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things to do R FITMommy Yoga

This class for new moms and growing babies ages 6 weeks to crawling promotes fitness, baby bonding and community. It includes baby massage techniques, exercises to reclaim the core and more. Bring a receiving blanket. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $4; 615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

W Franklin Wiggles

and Giggles

Enjoy organized games and play time. Ages 3 - 6. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.; $2; wcparksandrec.com.

R Nature Nuts

Explore the mysteries of the Murfree Spring wetland through this guided activity. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $8; 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

N FREE Parnassus

Storytime

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

R FREE Perform

Murfreesboro Dance Class

Focus on choreography and skills to pick up dance routines. Ages 7 and older. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year); 615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Edmonton Oilers. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-770-7800 or nashvillepredators.com.

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W The Art of

Landscapes (Registration Required)

Artist Rachael McCampbell teaches this class in landscape painting that includes mood, color mixing, creating distance, cloud scapes and more. Students will work with oil and acrylic paints. Class takes place Thursdays, Feb. 2 - March 9. Adults. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $280; 615370-4672 or owlshill.org.

N The Gift of Music

Enjoy a night of music featuring Chris Daughtry, Maddie & Tae, and others. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $100; 615-889-3060 or ryman.com.

N The Odd Couple

This Neil Simon play focuses on two mismatched roommates. Ages 10 and older. Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thru Feb. 12: Thu - Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m.; $60 adults, $30 students/ children; 615-646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com.

R Water Polo

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

N FREE Way Late

Play Date: Time Travel (Registration Required)

Explore the wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey science of time travel from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure to Doctor Who. Ages 21 and older. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $25 members, $35 nonmembers; 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/waylate.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

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

Fri 3 N 39 Steps

This play adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s film calls for the entirety of the 1935 film to be performed with a cast of only four, thus the serious spy story is played mainly for laughs. Ages 10 and older. Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; Thru Feb 12: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 students; 615-847-0934 or lakewoodtheatreco.com.

N Antiques &

Garden Show

More than 150 dealers are on site, and you can see designs by master gardeners, attend lectures and more. This year’s keynote speaker is Nate Berkus (today at 11 a.m.). All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $25 run of show; antiquesandgardenshow.com.

N Bottles

for BizTown

This annual fundraiser for Junior Achievement features a masked wine tasting, silent auction, entertainment, food and more. Ages 21 and older. Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, 120 Powell Place, Nashville; 6 10 p.m.; $30 per person plus three bottles of the same wine per team; 615-383-9500 or janash.com.

N FREE Brilliant Sky Storytime

A morning of stories and

sing-along fun. All ages. Brilliant Sky, 2002 Richard Jones Road, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; 615-800-7754 or nashvilletoystore.com.

S Charlotte’s Web

See Thursday, Feb. 1.

W FREE First

Friday Art Scene

Take a tour of downtown Franklin’s historic buildings and art galleries where you can stop at nearly 30 sites to celebrate local craftsmanship by viewing works from blown glass and turned wood to mixed media and beyond. Free trolley rides available. All ages. Gallery 202, 202 Second Ave. S., Franklin; 6 9 p.m.; downtownfranklintn. com/the-franklin-art-scene.

N FirstBank Pops

Series: The Great American Songbook

See Thursday, Feb. 1.

W Jake’s Women

In this Neil Simon play, Jake struggles with his next novel and his on-the-rocks marriage as he explores his relationships with the women in his life and where he has gone wrong. Ages 12 and older. Pull-Tight Theatre, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Thru Feb. 11: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $18 adults, $12 students; 615-791-5007 or pull-tight.com.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

W FREE Lego Mania (Registration Required) Unleash your creativity by building different themes from the non-fiction collection. Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.; 615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/library.

S

Mother & Son Night of Fun (Registration Required)

Moms and their little guys can enjoy a Chick-Fil-A dinner along with DJ music, a magic show and photo booth. All ages. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 6 - 8 p.m.; $25 per couple, $10 each additional son; 615-8512241 or goodlettsvilleparks. com.

R FREE Murfreesboro

Books-A-Million Preschool Storytime

Staff from Linebaugh Library present a story and puppet show. Ages 3 - 5. Books-AMillion, 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 615995-7112 or booksamillion. com.

N Opry at

the Ryman

Enjoy the Grand Ole Opry back on the stage of the mother church of country music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $64 - $77; 615-889-3060 or ryman.com.

R FREE Princess Night (Registration Required)

Girls can wear their favorite princess dress to explore the Wedding Dresses exhibit, then enjoy cookies and hot chocolate in the gift shop. All ages. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 4 - 7 p.m.; $10 per person, $5 for those dressed as princesses; 615-893-0022, mb@oaklandsmuseum.org or oaklandsmuseum.org.

R Science a la Cart

Participate in science experiments. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $8; 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org.


things to do N Cheekwood

Exhibit Opening

Canine tricks and human acrobatics hit TPAC’s Polk Theater stage when the Olate Dogs come to town on Friday, Feb. 3.

R Sister Act

the Musical

Based on the hit movie, this musical tells the hilarious story of a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in a convent. Ages 12 and older. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Thru Feb. 11: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15; 615-563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com.

W Smokey Joe’s Cafe

This musical revue includes 39 of rock ‘n roll’s greatest hits from “Jailhouse Rock” to “Stand By Me.” All ages. Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thru Feb. 11: Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students/children ages 12 and younger; 615-221-1174 or townecentretheatre.com.

N The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N The Olate Dogs

The winners of America’s Got Talent Season 7, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fastpaced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor led by a third-generation circus performer. All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $25 - $35; 615782-4040 or tpac.org.

R Toddler Time with

Thomas (Registration Required)

Enjoy playtime while learning to follow directions and working together to accomplish simple goals while focusing on body part recognition and cognitive skill development. Ages 5 and younger. Sports*Com, 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3; 615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

N Winter Jam

Christian music’s biggest tour comes to Nashville featuring Crowder, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tenth Avenue North and others. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $10 donation at the door; 615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Sat 4

W FREE 21st Annual

Summer Camp Adventure Fair

See Spotlight on page 73.

N 39 Steps

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop

Nelly will perform all his hits backed by his band and a full symphony. All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick

St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $40 - $150; 615-782-4040 or tpac.org.

W A Night Under the Stars (Registration Required) Dads and daughters can dance the night away with music by a DJ, a keepsake photo and a tiara for each girl. Ages 4 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $18 per couple; 615-790-5719 or wcparksandrec.com.

W FREE AIM Kickboxing and Fitness Class (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Antiques &

Garden Show

See Friday, Feb. 3.

R FREE Black History

Past, Present and Future

Celebrate the culture and history of African Americans with music, food and displays of inventions created by black people. All ages. Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center, 415 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 615-962-8773 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

S Charlotte’s Web

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

The Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition exhibit shows the work of regional students in grades 7 - 12 who are part of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program. See their artwork before it heads to New York City for national judging. The exhibit runs through Sunday, March 5. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8 adults, $4 ages 3 - 17 (discounted admission runs through Feb. 28; regular admission $16 adults, $9 kids goes back into effect March 1); 615-3568000 or cheekwood.org.

N Commodores Basketball

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge Ole Miss. All ages. Memorial Gym, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 2 p.m.; $20; 615-322-4653 or vucommodores.com.

N FREE Composting

with Earthworms (Registration Required)

Learn how to compost in your house using earthworms and how to make your own bin. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 2 p.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks.

N Daddy Daughter

Dance (Registration Required)

Poodle skirts and leather jackets are encouraged during this sock-hop themed outing for dads and their girls. The night includes dinner, dessert, dancing and a keepsake photo. All ages. Mt. Juliet Community Center, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet; 8 - 10 p.m.; $15 per person; 615-758-6522 or mtjuliet-tn.gov.

S

Daddy Daughter Dance (Registration Required)

The evening includes a Chick-

Fil-A dinner, dancing with DJ music and a keepsake photo. All ages. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $25 per couple, $10 each additional son; 615-8512241 or goodlettsvilleparks. com.

N FREE Dance Me a Story: The Singing Tortoise

Nashville Ballet presents this West African folk tale about a hunter who meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest. Ages 5 - 9. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; 615297-2966 or nashvilleballet. com.

N Family Program:

Beginning Banjo Workshop

Learn banjo basics, including a few chords and songs, in this hands-on workshop where instruments are provided. Ages 7 and older. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 - 11 a.m. and 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger); 615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

N Family Science Lab: Investigators

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N FirstBank Pops Series: The Great American Songbook

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N FREE First Saturday Art Crawl

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

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things to do N Grand Ole Opry

Country legends and contemporary stars perform their hits. All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $75; 800-733-6779 or opry.com.

N FREE Home Depot

Kids’ Workshop (Registration Required)

Make a Valentine-themed photo box. Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (visit website for locations); 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; homedepot.com.

W Jake’s Women

N FREE Kidsville

Celebrate art and the artist in each of us with the story of The Dot, then create your own art and sign it. Ages 12 and younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m.; conservancyonline.com/ about/kidsville.

See Friday, Feb. 3.

R FREE LEGO

Junior Makers

Kids can get creative and have fun building LEGO masterpieces. Ages 4 - 12. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 615-893-4131 or linebaugh.org.

N Lightning 100’s Chocolate Affair

A night of food, drinks, music, chocolate and other sweet treats benefiting MusiCares. Ages 21 and older. Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $25; chocolateaffairnashville. com.

N Low Country Boil

Enjoy a Mardi Gras theme with food and fun during this benefit for Sherry’s Run, a program serving those affected by cancer. All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 6 p.m.; $50; 615-784-4014 or lowcountryboiltn.com.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

Photo courtesy of Peachtree Farms.

SPOTLIGHT:

Nashville Parent’s 21st Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair Saturday, Feb. 4

G

et ready to make your child’s summer the best one ever by planning ahead for his 2017 camp experience at our 21st Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin. Representatives from more than 60 local day camps and residential away camps will be at the fair to talk to you and your kids about everything their camps have to offer. You’ll find everything you can imagine including camps focusing on sports, arts, science, academics, outdoor adventures, animal encounters, horseback riding, faith-based offerings and more. “Camp directors from across the country consistently rank our fair as one of the biggest and best in the United States,” says Nashville Parent Publisher Stewart Day. “We’re extremely excited about our 21st annual event,” he adds. Admission to the Summer Camp Adventure Fair is free. CoolSprings Galleria is located at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. Call 615-256-2158 or visit nashvilleparent.com/campfair17.

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

N Peter and the Wolf

& The Golden Goose

Olde Worlde Theatre Company presents and interactive performance for kids based on classic children’s tales. All ages. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $10 adults, $8 ages 12 and younger; 615-3000374 or belcourt.org.

N Pied Piper Series: Around the World with the Nashville Symphony

Journey with your kids around the world through music with selections from Mexico, Argentina, Russia and beyond with guest appearances from Global Education Center, Chinese Arts Alliance of

Nashville and others. Arrive an hour early for free preconcert activities like an instrument petting zoo, games, stories and crafts. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 11 a.m.; $20 - $30; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Detroit Red Wings. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-7707800 or nashvillepredators. com.

N Roller Derby

The Nashville Rollergirls hosts this pre-season double header featuring blue and white teams, the Music City All Stars and more. All ages The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $7 - $15; nashvillerollergirls.com.

W FREE Self-Defense for Kids (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

R Sister Act the

Musical

See Friday, Feb. 3.

W Smokey Joe’s Cafe

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N FREE Songs of Freedom: An Interactive Kid’s Program

Bright Star Theatre tells the stories behind the work songs of slavery and the hymns of the Underground Railroad. All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 615-8892941 or thehermitage.com. (please turn the page)

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things to do S Sunburst

Beauty Pageant

Girls and boys can participate in this pageant in agespecific categories. Infants to age 27. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 11 a.m.; registration fees apply for entries; 813-839-8054 or sunburstbeauty.com.

N The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved action-packed adventure comes to life on stage. All ages. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 youth; 615-252-4675 or nashvillect. org.

N Vandy Spirit Game

Day Experience (Registration Required)

Learn dances, cheers, jumps and tumbling skills from the Vanderbilt Spirit Squad, then perform at halftime during the men’s basketball game against Ole Miss. Grades K 6. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. N., Nashville; 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; $50; 615-343-2760 or vanderbilt. edu/spirit/uncategorized/ gamedayexperience2017.

N FREE Winter Bird

Banding Demonstration

Watch live bird-banding research with resident winter birds like chickadees, tufted titmice, woodpeckers and more. All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.; 615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

N FREE Winter Birds

at Warner Parks (Registration Required)

Find out which birds live in the park year round and which ones are there in fall/winter months while learning the history of birding in the park. All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100,

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Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; 615-352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks.

N FREE Winter Star

Party (Registration Required)

Astronomers with telescopes will be on site to help you view Mars, Venus, Uranus and the Moon through telescopes. All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; 615-3526299 or nashville.gov/parks.

Sun 5 N 39 Steps

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N Antiques & Garden Show

See Friday, Feb. 3.

S Charlotte’s Web

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

W Jake’s Women

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N FREE Make

Letterpress Art

Get creative by making prints while exploring old-school letterpress art making. All ages. Hatch Show Print, 224 5th Ave. S., Nashville; 12, 1 & 2 p.m.; 615-401-2000 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

R Sister Act the

Musical

See Friday, Feb. 3.

W Smokey Joe’s Cafe

See Friday, Feb. 3.

W FREE Star Bright

Players Children’s Theatre Auditions

Kids can try out for a role in the upcoming production of The Addams Family. Plan to sing a song and bring a CD/ mp3 of music if desired. The director seeks kids who are vocal and expressive. New participants audition from 1 3 p.m.; returning Star Bright Players are from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Ages 7 - high school seniors. Freedom Middle

School, 750 New Hwy. 96 W., Franklin; 615-790-5719, janeym@williamson-tn.org or wcparksandrec.com.

N The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N Treasure Island

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

Mon 6

N Early Explorers

Visit the preschool area for breakfast, see a planetarium show, then enjoy a storytime activity. Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 5 and younger; Discounted admission applies to arrivals prior to 9:45 a.m., regular rates apply thereafter; 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org.

Franklin Mommy & Me Yoga

Parents and their little ones can have fun bonding while doing gentle yoga stretches and poses. Ages 2 - 5. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.; $8 adults, free for children; 615-790-5719 or wcparksandrec.com.

W FREE Mighty

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts Class (Registration Required) Based around martial arts movements, this class helps develop basic motor skills, strength, flexibility, focus, self-control and more. Ages 3 - 6. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 10 a.m.; 615-224-3851 or harvestmartialarts.com.

W Nolensville

Wiggles and Giggles

Enjoy organized games and play time. Ages 3 - 6. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.; $2; wcparksandrec.com.

Eric D. Pasto-Crosby (left) as Long John Silver and Kristin McCalley as Jim Hawkins in Nashville Children’s Theatre’s Treasure Island. Catch the final two performances Feb. 4 - 5.

R SPARK!

Preschoolers and parents can hear stories and enjoy related activities. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $1 plus $8 gate admission; 615890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

N FREE The Three Little Pigs Sneak Preview (Registration Required)

Nashville Opera offers a first glance at its Opera On Tour production for kids before it goes out in the community. All ages. Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St., Nashville; 4:30 p.m.; 615832-5242 or nashvilleopera. org.

R Tumbleweeds

(Registration Required) Learn the basic techniques of tumbling along with improving balance, coordination and overall fitness. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:15 - 11 a.m.; $3; 615-895-5040.

Tue 7

N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

Bring an acoustic instrument, join the circle and play along. Ages 12 and older. Centennial Black Box Theatre, 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m.; 615-862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R Crafternoon

Participate in a supervised art activity. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $8; 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

R FREE Family

Gaming Night

Enjoy an evening of fun games for the whole family. All ages. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; 615893-4131 or linebaugh.org.


things to do R FITMommy

This total body class is open to prenatal moms, postpartum moms and moms with older kids; babies and toddlers welcome. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.; $4; 615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

W Knee-High

Naturalist: Groundhog Celebration (Registration Required) Learn about groundhogs while looking for groundhog tunnels and making a groundhog craft. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/ child pair, $7 each additional person; 615-370-4672 or owlshill.org.

N MCA’s A Night of Music

Daily & Vincent, Jimmy Fortune, Alvarado Road Show, Shenandoah and others perform a night of music during this fundraiser for McClain Christian Academy. All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W.Main St., Lebanon; 7 p.m.; $35 - $125; 615-2381094 or mcclainchristian.org.

W FREE Mighty Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts Class (Registration Required) Based around martial arts movements, this class helps develop basic motor skills, strength, flexibility, focus, self-control and more. Ages 3 - 6. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 10 a.m.; 615-224-3851 or harvestmartialarts.com.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Vancouver Canucks. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-770-

7800 or nashvillepredators. com.

R FREE Rock On

Homeschool Program (Registration Required) Learn about the rock cycle and volcanoes. All ages. Rosenwald Community Center, 565 Mason Tucker Drive, Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.; 615-4599742, ext. 2620, emily. morris@townofsmyrna.org or townofsmyrna.org.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Spring Hill

Wiggles and Giggles

Enjoy organized games and play time. Ages 3 - 6. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.; $2; wcparksandrec. com.

N FREE Three’s

Company (Registration Required)

Violinist Erin Hall, cellist Keith Nicholas and pianist Matthew Phelps perform music by Brahms and Mendelssohn. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 6 p.m.; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

N Tuesdays for Tots

Stop by the studio in the Learning Center to craft an original artwork. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($16 adults, $9 ages 3 - 17); 615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

R Water Polo

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

R FREE Youth

Set Design

This hands-on class focuses on designing sets for theater productions. Ages 10 - 17. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 5:30 6:30 p.m.; free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year); 615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

W Youth Yoga

Learn yoga poses and techniques. Ages 7 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville; 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.; $4; 615786-0200, ext. 2418, or wcparksandrec.com.

Wed 8 N A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis

A big lineup of artists take the stage during this tribute concert to country star Randy Travis, including Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Turner, Alison Krauss, Wynonna and others. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $80; 615-7702000 or bridgestonearena. com.

W FREE AIM Kickboxing and Fitness Class (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Animal Antics

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Archery

Homeschool Day (Registration Required)

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins women’s team when they challenge Jacksonville State with a ladies’ night theme. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $6 adults,

$3 ages 3 - 17; 615-4602255 or belmontbruins.com.

N Conversations at OZ

Community leaders and vibrant personalities across the city discuss their passions and ideas for a night of lively conversation. The evening includes cocktails and dinner by Chef Sal Avila of Prima Nashville. Proceeds benefit OZ’s programming. Adults. OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $250; 615-350-7200 or ozartsnashville.org.

R FREE Earth Lab

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

W Fairview Wiggles

and Giggles

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Homeschool Creativity Class

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

N FREE HumanDocs Film Screening: 13th

The celebrated documentary by Selma director Ava DuVernay explores the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in light of mass incarceration. A brief panel discussion follows the screening. All ages. Lipscomb University’s Ward Hall, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; lipscomb.edu.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and

Shout (Registration Required)

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Johnson entertains kids. Ages

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

W Knee-High

Naturalist: Groundhog Celebration (Registration Required) See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

W FREE Self-Defense for Kids (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Tales and Trails (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Wild Things (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Thu 9

N Attitude featuring

Sugar + The Hi-Lows

Nashville Ballet presents an evening of dance with two segments: “Under the Lights” pays tribute to the iconic life and legacy of Johnny Cash while “Sergeant Early’s Dream” is a collection of vignettes depicting the immigration experience from Europe to America in the 19th century. All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St. Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $28 $68; 615-782-4040 or nashvilleballet.com.

W Boots & Bears Songwriters Night

Lee Thomas Miller and other songwriters perform during this benefit for Lipscomb Elementary. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $40 $350; 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

S Charlotte’s Web

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

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things to do R FITMommy Yoga

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

W Franklin Wiggles

and Giggles

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N FREE Great

American Songbook Concert: An Evening with Sammy Cahn

Students from Lipscomb’s vocal studio program present a concert of standards by lyricist Sammy Cahn in a cabaret setting. Hear songs like “High Hopes,” “All the Way,” “Call Me Irresponsible” and others. All ages. Lipscomb University’s Ward Hall, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; 615-966-5929 or lipscomb. edu.

N Lauryn Hill

A night of R&B music with special guests. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $62.50 - $127; 615889-3060 or ryman.com.

R Nature Nuts

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N FREE Parnassus

Storytime

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Dance Class

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N Posterity

Nashville Rep presents Doug Wright’s play centering on a world-renowned playwright

and a famous sculpture debating on how one wants to be remembered. Note: This show contains brief nudity. Ages 14 and older. TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Thru Feb. 25: Wed - Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. (no matinee Feb. 11); $47.50 - $52.50; 615782-4040 or nashvillerep. org.

R Raiders Basketball

Cheer for the MTSU Blue Raiders when they challenge Old Dominion. All ages. Murphy Center, 2650 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $13; goblueraiders.com.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R Valentine Tea

(Registration Required) Celebrate the day of love in the 1800s Leeman House. Dress in your best Valentine attire and enjoy refreshments and a themed craft. Ages 7 and older. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 4 - 6 p.m.; $2.50; 615-890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

R Water Polo

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R Youth Volleyball Class

Beginners to advanced players can develop and refine their skills like bumping, setting and spiking. Ages 8 - 15. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd.,

Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3; 615-907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Fri 10 N 39 Steps

See Friday, Feb. 3.

R 9 to 5 the Musical

Based on the hit movie, with music written by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Ages 10 and older. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Thru Feb. 26: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children; 615904-2787 or boroarts.org.

N Aegis Sciences

Classical Series: Pines of Rome

The Nashville Symphony performs Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” one of the most beloved classical music works, followed by Spanish virtuoso Javier Perianes’ Nashville Symphony debut on SaintSaens’ “Piano Concerto No. 2.” All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $27 - $143; 615-6876400 or nashvillesymphony. org.

N Attitude featuring

Sugar + The Hi-Lows

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

N FREE Bells Bend

Night Hike (Registration Required)

Hear the call of the wild while exploring and listening for animals of the night. All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 5:30 - 7 p.m.; 615-862-4187 or nashville. gov/parks.

N FREE Brilliant

Sky Storytime

See Friday, Feb. 3.

S Charlotte’s Web

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N Coffee & Classics:

Pines of Rome & Barber’s First

The Nashville Symphony presents a Roman-themed morning concert, and you can enjoy free coffee and pastries (while supplies last) beginning at 9:30 a.m. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $22 - $50; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

N Frist Exhibit

Opening

Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan and Korea showcases nearly 100 works that introduce the stunning aesthetics of Buddhist art and provide a basic understanding of these objects’ function within Buddhist practice. The exhibit runs through May 7. All ages. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 and younger; 615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

N Frist Exhibit

Opening

Nashville Ballet presents Attitude at TPAC’s Polk Theater, Feb. 9 - 12.

Claire Morgan: Stop Me Feeling is the Irish artist’s first solo exhibit in the United States. It features sculptures, hanging installations and works on paper that explore the complexity and fragility of life forms. The exhibit runs through May 7. All ages. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville;

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 and younger; 615-244-3340 or fristcenter. org.

N FREE Full Bone Moon Hike (Registration Required)

Embark on a full moon hike and learn why historically it’s been called the “Bone Moon.” Enjoy hot cocoa after the hike. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 8 p.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

W Jake’s Women

See Friday, Feb. 3.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Little Women

Louisa May Alcott’s most successful coming-of-age novel first released in 1868 comes to life on stage. Ages 4 and older. Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; Thru Feb. 26: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3:30 p.m. (Feb. 26 only); $15 adults, $10 students (ages 3 and younger not admitted); 615-852-8499 or springhousetheatre.com.

N Nu Soul

Revival Tour

A night of soul and R&B music featuring Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings, Kindred the Family Soul and others. All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $51 - $79; 615-8626390 or nashvilleauditorium. com.

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things to do R Parents’ Night

Out: My Furry Valentine (Registration Required)

You can enjoy a night without the kids while they have fun exploring the museum, making tacos, interacting with the center’s animals, making crafts and watching a movie. Ages 4 - 12. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $20 ($15 each additional sibling); 615890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

W Scholastic Chess

Club (Registration Required)

Two chess coaches from Nashville Chess Center teach beginning, intermediate and advance strategies. Boards provided. Ages 7 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.; $10 instructor fee; 615-371-0090 or brentwood-tn.org/library.

R Science a la Cart

See Friday, Feb. 3.

R Sister Act the Musical See Friday, Feb. 3.

W Smokey Joe’s Cafe

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N Tennessee Boat & Fishing Expo

Check out the hottest new boats, view the antique lure display, visit seminars, win hourly door prizes and shop from top boat and tackle vendors. All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri 12 - 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $7 adults, $3 ages 6 - 14, free ages 5 and younger; 901-867-7007 or tnboatexpo.com.

R The Goat or,

Who is Sylvia?

This Edward Albee play

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centers on a man who has a love affair with a goat. Mature themes and language. Ages 16 and older. Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro; Thru Feb. 19: Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 students; 615893-9825 or mltarts.com.

N The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R Toddler Time with

Thomas (Registration Required) See Friday, Feb. 3.

N Valentine’s

Day Dance

The MOMS Club of East Nashville-Rosebank hosts an afternoon of dancing, crafts and face painting. There will also be a photo booth, bake sale and raffle. All ages. South Inglewood Community Center, 1624 Rebecca St., Nashville; 3 - 5 p.m.; donations accepted at the door; rosebankmomsclub@ gmail.com.

Sat 11 N 39 Steps

See Friday, Feb. 3.

R 9 to 5 the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 10.

W A Night Under the

Stars (Registration Required)

Dads and daughters can dance the night away with music by a DJ, a keepsake photo and a tiara for each girl. Ages 4 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $18 per couple; wcparksandrec.com.

N Aegis Sciences Classical Series: Pines of Rome

See Friday, Feb. 10.

W FREE AIM Kickboxing and Fitness Class

(Registration Required)

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R FREE Anti-

Valentine’s Day Party

S Charlotte’s Web

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

W FREE Cloth

Enjoy games, a photo booth, a craft, light refreshments and all-thing anti-Valentine’s Day. Ages 12 - 18. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 3 p.m.; 615-893-4131 or linebaugh. org.

Diapering 101

N Attitude featuring Sugar + The Hi-Lows

W Creative Writing Workshop (Registration Required)

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

N Back to

the ’80s Tour

A night of music featuring Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Hi-Five and others. All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $53 - $79; 615-8626390 or nashvilleauditorium. com.

N FREE Bird-Friendly

Coffee Social

Enjoy complimentary coffee while learning about the park, wildlife, the bird habitat-coffee connection and more. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 - 10 a.m.; 615862-8539 or nashville.gov/ parks.

N FREE Birders on Bikes (Registration Required)

Hop on a bicycle and pedal to numerous habitats for birdwatching fun. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 615862-8539 or nashville.gov/ parks.

R FREE Black

History Program

During this celebration of African-American Heritage month, young people showcase their talents through song, dance and skits. All ages. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 6 p.m.; 615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Learn the basics of cloth diapering, including available products. All ages. USA Baby & Kids, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 10:30 a.m.; 615-595-5565 or usababyandkids.com.

Through imaginative games and writing exercises, kids will break stories down to their basic ingredients and explore conflicts, choices and consequences. Ages 9 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 1 - 2:30 p.m.; $10; 615371-0090 or brentwoodtn. gov/library.

N Cupid’s Chase

Runners, joggers, walkers and strollers can participate in this 5K supporting people with disabilities. All ages. Shelby Park, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 a.m.; $30 in advance, $40 race day; comop.org/cupidschase.

N Dragon Harmony

Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble explores the music of China using a combination of Chinese and Western instruments. The program includes traditional Chinese music and a world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Wu Fei. Arrive an hour early so kids can enjoy pre-concert activities like playing authentic Chinese instruments. All ages. Nashville State Community College, 120 White Bridge Road, Nashville; 2 p.m.; $7.50 - $35; intersectionmusic.org.

N FREE Fur and Feathers: What it Takes to be WarmBlooded (Registration Required)

Learn about Tennessee mammals and birds that are

specifically adapted to survive our temperate climate. All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m.; 615-352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks.

N FREE Geocaching

101 (Registration Required)

After an instruction session, head out to participate in this GPS-driven treasure-hunting game to find hidden caches in the park. All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; 615862-4187 or nashville.gov/ parks.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

W FREE Hike Day

(Registration Required) Embark on a guided hike that includes moderate hill climbs across two to three miles. All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1 - 3 p.m.; 615-370-4672 or owlshill. org.

R FREE Honk Rattle & Roll Antique Car Display

View a variety of automobiles from the 1950s and 1960s. All ages. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 1 - 4 p.m.; 615-893-0022 or oaklandsmuseum.org.

N Hot Chocolate Race 2017

Participate in a 5K or 15K run to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. There’s also a kids’ zone with inflatables. All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 7 a.m.; $54 for the 5K, $79 for the 15K; hotchocolate15k. com.

W Jake’s Women

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N FREE Kidsville

Hear about and explore the Greek myth inspired


things to do character Percy Jackson, who demonstrates selfless love for his friends and family, then make a piece of art to “lovingly” give away. Ages 12 and younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m.; conservancyonline.com/ about/kidsville.

R Little Women

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N Martina McBride

A night of country music with special guest Lauren Alaina during the Love Unleashed Tour. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.75 - $79.75; 615-8893060 or ryman.com.

N Music City Roots

Big Band Special

Jim Lauderdale hosts this Valentine edition of Music City Roots, taking the audience back to the 1940s with appearances by the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Darrell Scott, John Cowan, Elizabeth Cook and The McCrary Sisters. All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $35 - $75; 615-7824040 or tpac.org.

Country star Martina McBride brings her Love Unleashed Tour to the Ryman on Saturday, Feb. 11.

W FREE Nashville

Opera On Tour: The Three Little Pigs

Enjoy an operatic retelling of the classic children’s fairy tale. All ages. Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin; 10 & 11:30 a.m.; 615-8325242 or nashvilleopera.org.

N FREE Nashville

Opera On Tour: The Three Little Pigs

Enjoy an operatic retelling of the classic children’s fairy tale. All ages. Edmondson Branch Library, 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville; 2:30 p.m.; 615-832-5242 or nashvilleopera.org.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N Peter and the Wolf & The Golden Goose

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Florida Panthers. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 1 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-770-7800 or nashvillepredators.com.

R Raiders Basketball

Cheer for the MTSU Blue Raiders when they challenge Charlotte. All ages. Murphy Center, 2650 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro; 5 p.m.; $13; goblueraiders.com.

N FREE Researching

African-American Family History & Genealogy

The African-American Historical & Genealogical Society leads this workshop on how to get started with discovering your family’s roots and preserving your family mementos. All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 1 - 4 p.m.; 615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com.

N Second Saturday

Explore the Nashville sky during a planetarium show (“Skies Over Nashville”), immerse yourself in a fulldome feature (“Fractals”) or rock out to a laser show (“Jukebox Heroes,” “The Other Side of Pink Floyd” and “Led Zeppelin”). All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 11 p.m.; $4 members, $8 nonmembers per show; 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org.

W FREE Self-

Defense for Kids (Registration Required)

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

S Sensory

Friendly Movie

Enjoy a screening of The LEGO Batman Movie with

theater lights not as dim, sound not as loud and no previews! Kids can also run around the theater and make noise if they want — perfect for children with autism and other sensory issues. All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin; 10 a.m.; $6; 615-451-9500 or ncgmovies.com.

R Sister Act the

Musical

See Friday, Feb. 3.

W Smokey Joe’s Cafe

See Friday, Feb. 3.

W Suzy Bogguss

Valentine Special

A night of country music, including tunes from Bogguss’ latest album, Lucky, a collection of songs written by Merle Haggard. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $35 - $45; 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

N Teddy Bear Clinic

Children can bring their favorite teddy bear or other stuffed animal to the zoo’s veterinary department for a routine check-up. Other activities include Beary Fun Facts, Bear Bones X-ray Station, Bear Care Clinic where kids can dress up like a veterinarian, participate in a scavenger hunt, listen to stories and more. All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $16 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12; 615-8331534 or nashvillezoo.org.

N Tennessee Boat & Fishing Expo

See Friday, Feb. 10.

R The Goat or,

Who is Sylvia?

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N The Odd Couple

See Friday, Feb. 3.

exploration during this daylong professional conference where they’ll explore a wide range of STEM careers with professional women while enjoying hands-on presentations and meeting other girls who share similar interests. Grades 9 - 12. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; $15; 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/twister.

N Valentine’s Murder Mystery Excursion Train

Ride the rails to Watertown and enjoy a murder mystery play in your train car. During the layover enjoy shopping and dining in town. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 9 a.m.; $21 $75; 615-241-0436 or tcry. org.

R Winter

Wonderland Party for Preschoolers (Registration Required) After a reading of The Mitten, kids can play, explore and discover the native animals that make the story fun with games and a craft. Ages 3 - 5. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $3; 615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sun 12 N 39 Steps

See Friday, Feb. 3.

R 9 to 5 the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N Attitude featuring Sugar + The Hi-Lows

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

S Charlotte’s Web

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N TWISTER

Conference (Registration Required)

Girls can enjoy a day of discovery and STEM

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things to do N Creative Zone: Blinged-Out Bandanas and Bolos

Explore the western style worn by cowboys and cowgirls like Gene Autry, Dale Evans, Patsy Montana and Roy Rogers, then customize your own western-inspired neckwear. All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger); 615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

R Dragon Harmony

Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble explores the music of China using a combination of Chinese and Western instruments. The program includes traditional Chinese music and a world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Wu Fei. Arrive an hour early so kids can enjoy preconcert activities like playing authentic Chinese instruments. All ages. Andrew Woodin Miller Sr. Education Center, 503 E. Bell St., Murfreesboro; 2 p.m.; $7.50 - $35; intersectionmusic.org.

N In the Mood:

America’s Favorite Big Band Musical

This all-singing, all-dancing, all-American revue is a fully staged tribute to the classic songs of the ‘30s and ‘40s complete with authentic costumes, choreography and a live big band. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 3 p.m.; $29 $79; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

See a sensory-friendly screening of The LEGO Batman Movie at NCG Cinema in Gallatin on Saturday, Feb. 11.

N Nashville Zoo’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Spend time along the zoo’s trails participating in the bird count using birding identification tools, learning about the zoo’s global bird conservation projects and listening to a presentation from a master hummingbird bander from Southeastern Avian Research. All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $16 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12; 615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Dallas Stars. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 5 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-770-7800 or nashvillepredators.com.

N Tennessee Boat

& Fishing Expo

See Friday, Feb. 10.

R The Goat or,

Who is Sylvia?

See Friday, Feb. 10.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

W Ultimate S’mores

Valentine’s Day Hike (Registration Required) Hike the trails, then head to the pavilion for hot chocolate and gourmet s’mores. All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1 - 3 p.m.; $10; 615-370-4672 or owlshill.org.

N Valentine’s Day Card Making Extravaganza! (Registration Required)

Learn innovative ways to create beautiful Valentine’s Day cards for friends, family and classmates. Ages 4 - 8. Little Art House, 1317 16th Ave. S., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; $25; 615-933-9644 or littlearthousenashville.com.

Mon 13 R FREE Adoption

101 (Registration Required)

Explore the adoption process for domestic, interstate and international adoption, and learn more about openness in adoption, birth families, the process to adopt internationally and finalization of adoptions. Adults. Heaven Sent Children, 2604 Merchants Walk, Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m.; 615-898-0803 or heavensentchildren.com.

N Early Explorers

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Franklin Mommy

& Me Yoga

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Gateway Chamber Orchestra

A night of music celebrating enduring courage with works by Ravel, Adams and Haydn. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $40; 615-5382076 or franklintheatre.com.

W FREE Storytime

with Cinderella

Kids can meet Cinderella as she shares stories about love and kindness. All ages. Brilliant Sky, 1705 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 10 a.m.; fairytaled.com/eventscalendar.

R Tumbleweeds

(Registration Required) See Monday, Feb. 6.

N Valentine’s Day

Card Making Extravaganza! (Registration Required)

Learn innovative ways to create beautiful Valentine’s Day cards for friends, family and classmates. Grades 1 - 4. Little Art House, 1317 16th Ave. S., Nashville; 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $25; 615-933-9644 or littlearthousenashville.com.

Tue 14 W A Night with

Your Valentine! (Registration Required) Make a DIY wooden sign with your Valentine during this BYOB outing. Adults. Craft Love USA, 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin; 6 - 9 p.m.; $65; 615-447-8510 or craftloveusa.com.

N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

N Ariana Grande

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts Class (Registration Required)

A night of pop music during the Dangerous Woman Tour. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.95 $199.95; 615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

W Nolensville

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

See Monday, Feb. 6.

R Crafternoon

W FREE Mighty

See Monday, Feb. 6.

Wiggles and Giggles

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R FREE Family

Gaming Night

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R FITMommy

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

W FREE Mighty Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts Class (Registration Required) See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R P.E. Crossfit

Homeschool Program (Registration Required) Learn how to properly do body weight strength building activities as well as learn to work as a team to meet a goal. Ages 4 - 18. Rosenwald Community Center, 565 Mason Tucker Drive, Smyrna; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $2; 615-459-9742, ext. 2620, emily.morris@townofsmyrna. org or townofsmyrna.org.

N The Sound of Music

This brand-new Equity touring production of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien, tells the story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.; $45 - $90; 615-782-4040 or tpac.org.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Spring Hill Wiggles and Giggles See Tuesday, Feb. 7

N Tesla

A night of rock music with special guests The Raskins and The Cringe. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.50 - $49.50; 615-889-3060 or ryman. com.

N Tuesdays for Tots

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

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things to do R Valentine Vows

Renew your vows or propose to your sweetheart at this unique location in the ‘Boro (available in one-hour increments). Adults. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $50; 615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

W Valentine’s Day

Kid’s Craft (Registration Required) Use yarn, felt and googly eyes to make pom-pom love bugs. Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; $5; 615371-0090 or brentwoodtn. gov/library.

N Valentine’s

Day Zip Tour

Spend the afternoon with a loved one soaring through the air high above the ground on nine zip lines. Ages 6 and older. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs; 12 & 2 p.m.; $65 per couple; 615297-2250 or adventureworks. com.

N Valentine’s with

Frankie Valli and the Nashville Symphony

Enjoy a night of music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $79 - $154; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R FREE Youth Set Design See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

W Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Feb. 7

Pop sensation Ariana Grande brings her Dangerous Woman Tour to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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Wed 15

W FREE AIM Kickboxing and Fitness Class (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Animal Antics

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Archery

Homeschool Day (Registration Required)

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R FREE Earth Lab

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

W Fairview Wiggles

and Giggles

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Family Science

Lab: Explorers

Learn how plants and animals change as they grow. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort

Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids); 615862-5160 or adventuresci. org/familyscience.

R Homeschool

Creativity Class

See Wednesday, Feb. 8.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

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

N National Wild Turkey Federation 41st Annual Convention & Sport Show

A variety of events, competitions and entertainment, plus the Family Adventure Village features free hands-on conservation education and outdoor skills challenges for kids. All ages. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; prices vary per attraction; nwtf.org/ convention.

N FREE Night Hike

(Registration Required)

Hike the Henry Hollow Loop trail and enjoy the magic and mystery of the woods at night. All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 5:30 7:30 p.m.; 615-862-8580 or nashville.gov/parks.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

N The Sound of

R Wild Things (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Thu 16

N Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins when they challenge Eastern Kentucky. Halftime: Gymnix Acrobatic Circus Show. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615460-2255 or belmontbruins. com.

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N Commodores Basketball

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge Texas A&M. All ages. Memorial Gym, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $20; 615-322-4653 or vucommodores.com.

R FITMommy Yoga

Music

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

W FREE Self-Defense

W Franklin Wiggles and Giggles

See Tuesday, Feb. 14.

for Kids (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N FREE Storytime and Snack! (Registration Required)

Hear a groundhog story, create a craft and participate in an outdoor activity. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; 615862-8539 or nashville.gov/ parks.

R Tales and Trails (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Valentine’s with

Frankie Valli and the Nashville Symphony

See Tuesday, Feb. 14.

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

W John Cowan

A night of music, including country, bluegrass, gospel, jazz and rock with special guests Darin & Brooke Aldridge. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $28 $43; 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

R Mostly Mozart

Vinay Parmeswaran, associate conductor of the Nashville Symphony, leads the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra during a night of classical standards. All ages. First United Methodist Church, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $10 - $40; 615-898-1862 or murfreesborosymphony. com.


things to do N My Fair Lady

This musical concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. Dinner theater show (Thursday is show only). All ages. The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thru March 4: Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $30 adults, $20 ages 12 and younger (Thu is $18); 615-883-8375 or thelarrykeetontheatre.org.

N National Wild Turkey Federation 41st Annual Convention & Sport Show

See Wednesday, Feb. 15.

R Nature Nuts

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N FREE Parnassus

Storytime

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Dance Class See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9

N The Sound of

Music

See Tuesday, Feb. 14.

N St. Paul and the

Broken Bones

A night of soul music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $35; 615-889-3060 or ryman.com.

N Tailgate

Antique Show

More than 140 dealers show and sell items including furniture, folk art, primitives, industrial artifacts, quilts, pottery, jewelry and more. All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Thu 12 - 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $12; tailgateantiqueshow. com.

W The Elephant Man

Studio Tenn presents this Tony Award-winning drama based on the life of John Merrick, the disfigured man who toured Europe as a freak show attraction. The play centers on the discovery of his intellect, heart and hunger for human connection. Ages 12 and older. Jamison Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; Thru Feb. 26: Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $30 - $85; 615-5418200 or studiotenn.com.

N The Temptations:

A Motown Pops

The quintessential Motown group, featuring original member Otis Williams, joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of non-stop megahits. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $46 - $149; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

R Water Polo

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and

Shout (Registration Required)

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Kids’ Cooking

Class: Gourmet Pizza

Learn to make Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, flat bread pizzas, classic Alfredo sauce, cheesy garlic bread and lemon ricotta cake with fresh raspberries. Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; $50; 615-956-6077 or thecuriouskitchen.net.

W FREE Lego Mania (Registration Required) See Friday, Feb. 3.

R Little Women

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N My Fair Lady

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

N National Wild

Turkey Federation 41st Annual Convention & Sport Show

Fri 17

See Wednesday, Feb. 15.

See Friday, Feb. 10.

Starcatcher

R 9 to 5 the Musical

FREE Brilliant Sky Storytime

See Friday, Feb. 3.

S FREE Dance Me a

Story: The Singing Tortoise

Nashville Ballet presents this West African folk tale about a hunter who meets a magical singing tortoise in the forest. Ages 5 - 9. Palace Theater, 146 N. Water Ave., Gallatin; 7 p.m.; 615-297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N Peter and the

Lipscomb Theatre presents this Tony Award-winning play that’s a grown-up prequel to Peter Pan (rated PG). Ages 8 and older. Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville; Thru Feb. 26: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $17 adults, $5 students; 615-966-7075 or lipscomb.edu.

N Posterity

R Science a la Cart

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N Sistas the Musical

In Tennessee Women’s Theater Project’s first musical, five women sort through the attic of their recently departed family matriarch in search of inspiration for her memorial service. All ages. Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville; Thru March 5: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 students; 615-681-7220 or twtp.org.

N Tailgate Antique Show

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

R FREE Team H.A.M.

Bring your little one to learn about health, art and music with a focus on nutrition and exercise. Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 11:05 - 11:45 a.m.; 615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

W The Elephant Man

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?

See Friday, Feb. 10.

W The Second Story

This writers’ night features music by Matraca Berg, Marshall Chapman, Emily Saliers and Minton Sparks. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $19.50 - $32.50; 615-5382076 or franklintheatre.com.

N The Temptations: A Motown Pops

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

R Toddler Time with

Thomas (Registration Required)

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N The Sound of Music

Sat 18

See Tuesday, Feb. 14.

R 9 to 5 the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 10.

W FREE AIM Kickboxing and Fitness Class (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

W American Girl and

The Sound of Music (Registration Required) Take a trolley from American Girl to TPAC to experience The Sound of Music, and enjoy a boxed lunch before the performance. Ages 6 and older. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 12 - 5:15 p.m.; $99; 877-2475223 or americangirl.com/ retail/nashville.php.

N FREE Body Works

(Registration Required)

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

N Bon Jovi

A night of rock music during This House is Not For Sale Tour. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $19.75 - $552.75; 615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

N Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins during this men’s and women’s doubleheader against Morehead State. Halftime: Firecrackers Jump Rope Team. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 4 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615460-2255 or belmontbruins. com.

N Commodores Basketball

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge South Carolina. All ages. Memorial Gym, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $20; 615-3224653 or vucommodores.com. (please turn the page)

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things to do Intersection will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears followed by a craft activity. Ages 12 and younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m.; conservancyonline.com/ about/kidsville.

R Little Women

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N My Fair Lady

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

W FREE Nashville

Opera On Tour: The Three Little Pigs Olde Worlde Theatre presents Peter and the Wolf & The Golden Goose at the Belcourt on Saturdays, Feb. 4 - 25.

N Cupid’s Undie Run

Hit the streets in your underwear during this race for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Ages 21 and older. Dick’s Last Resort, 154 Second Ave. N., Nashville; 12 p.m.; $35; cupidsundierun.com.

R FREE Family

Movie Day

Spend the morning at the library enjoying a familyfriendly movie. All ages. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 615-893-4131 or linebaugh.org.

N Family Program:

Beginner Mandolin Workshop

Learn the basics of playing mandolin including chords and strumming techniques. Ages 7 and older. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. South, Nashville; 10:30 - 11 a.m. and 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger); 615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

N Family Science Lab: Explorers

See Wednesday, Feb. 15.

N Fight for Air Climb

Novice and expert athletes can climb/race up 28 flights of stairs comprising 686 steps and 452 vertical feet during this fundraiser for the local chapter of the American Lung Association. All ages. Fifth Third Center, 424 Church St., Nashville; 9 - 11 a.m.; $30 plus a $100 fundraising minimum; 615-329-1151 or lung.org.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

R FREE Great

Backyard Bird Count

Bring your own binoculars if you have them and participate in this nationwide bird study. Ages 6 and older. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

W Jim Brickman

A night of romantic songs including “pure piano greatest hits.” All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 4 & 8 p.m.; $35.50 - $45.50; 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

N FREE Kidsville

Music from Nashville’s contemporary music ensemble

Enjoy an operatic retelling of the classic children’s fairy tale. All ages. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 2 p.m.; 615-8325242 or nashvilleopera.org.

N National Wild

Turkey Federation 41st Annual Convention & Sport Show

See Wednesday, Feb. 15.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N Peter and the Starcatcher

See Friday, Feb. 17.

N Peter and the Wolf & The Golden Goose

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

W Riverbend Kids’ Club

Kids can have fun making a Mardi Gras flower mask. All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 - 11 a.m.; $5; 615-468-2008 or riverbendnurseries.com.

N The Sound

of Music

See Tuesday, Feb. 14.

W FREE Self-Defense

for Kids (Registration Required) See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N FREE Shades of

Blue Jazz Ensemble

A night of jazz music featuring the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 7 p.m.; 615-784-4014 or capitoltheatretn.com.

N Shovels and Rope

A night of folk music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $35; 615-889-3060 or ryman.com.

N Sistas the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 17.

N FREE Slavery in the White House

Author Jesse H. Holland speaks on his latest historical work, The Invisibles: The Untold Story of AfricanAmerican Slaves in the White House. All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; 615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com.

N Tailgate

Antique Show

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

N Tetris+

Arch 8 dance company presents two works featuring gravity-defying combinations of acrobatics, extreme physicality and movement. The title piece draws from the Tetris puzzle game with the twists and turns of a Rubik’s Cube. All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 1 p.m.; $12; 615782-4040 or tpac.org.

W The Elephant Man

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

R The Goat or,

Who is Sylvia?

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N FREE The Great Backyard Bird Count

Count feeder birds for this national project throughout the day by observing them at the nature center feeders, and learn how you can also participate from home. All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 615-352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks.

N The Temptations:

A Motown Pops

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

W Three Blind Vines

This annual wine-tasting event includes live entertainment, food, a silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit The Big House for Historic Preservation. Adults. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 6 - 10 p.m.; $40 in advance, $50 at the door, plus three bottles of wine; threeblindvines.com.

Sun 19

R 9 to 5 the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N FREE Carmina Burana

Choirs from Lipscomb and Harding universities present Carl Orff’s monumental work based on 24 medieval songs. All ages. Lipscomb University’s Collins Alumni Auditorium, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville; 2 p.m.; 615-9665929 or lipscomb.edu.

N FREE Charlie Wilson

A night of R&B music with special guests Fantasia, Johnny Gill and Solero during the In It To Win It Tour. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; 615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

N Creative Zone: Blinged-Out Bandanas and Bolos

See Sunday, Feb. 12.

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things to do N Kari Jobe: The Garden Album Release Show

Enjoy a night of Christian worship music. All ages. Warm Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $22 - $30; 615782-4040 or tpac.org.

N My Fair Lady

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

N National Wild Turkey Federation 41st Annual Convention & Sport Show

See Wednesday, Feb. 15.

N Peter and the

Starcatcher

See Friday, Feb. 17.

N Shovels and Rope

See Saturday, Feb. 18.

N Sistas the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 17.

N The Sound of

Music

See Tuesday, Feb. 14.

W The Elephant Man

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

R The Goat or,

Who is Sylvia?

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N The Wild

Kratts Live!

Martin and Chris Kratt bring their theatrical stage show based on their popular animated TV series to Music City. The interactive program explores creatures in the animal kingdom. All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 1 p.m.; $29 $62; 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

Mon 20 N Creative Zone:

Blinged-Out Bandanas and Bolos

See Sunday, Feb. 12.

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N Early Explorers

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Franklin Mommy

& Me Yoga

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W FREE Mighty

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts Class (Registration Required)

See the animal-educator Kratt Brothers during their Wild Kratts Live! show at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sunday, Feb. 19.

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Nolensville Wiggles and Giggles See Monday, Feb. 6.

N OZ School Days:

Presidents Day (Registration Required)

This day-long multi-arts program with a “memory” theme in workshops in visual art, theater, music and movement. Ages 5 - 15. Centennial Performing Arts Center, 211 27th Ave. N., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $50; 816-305-8118 or ozartsnashville.org.

R Presidents Day

Camp (Registration Required)

Learn about our region’s Native American history by using archaeological tools and techniques to explore prehistoric artifacts along with other activities. Grades K - 4. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $35 per day members, $40 non-members; 615-8902300 or explorethedc.org/ camps.

R Snack Attack!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

N Spring One Day Camp (Registration Required)

Kids can spend a full day in the clay studio focusing on hand-building techniques with one wheel-thrown project. Ages 5 - 12. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.;

$65 members, $85 nonmembers; 615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R Tumbleweeds (Registration Required)

N Learn to Skate (Registration Required)

R Wilderness Wonders Homeschool Program (Registration Required)

See Monday, Feb. 6.

Tue 21 N FREE Acoustic

Pickin’ Party

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

N Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins when they challenge Trevecca Nazarene. Halftime: Father Ryan Drumline. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615460-2255 or belmontbruins. com.

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R Crafternoon

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

N Dan + Shay

A night of country music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $25 - $35; 615-8893060 or ryman.com.

N Grand Ole Opry

Nashville Skating Academy provides ice-skating classes for figure skating or hockey. Classes take place Feb. 21 - April 8 Tue/Thu from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. or Sat from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Ages 3 and older. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; $150 for seven classes, $275 for all classes; 615-928-7977 or nashvilleiceskate.com.

W FREE Mighty

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts Class (Registration Required) See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Calgary Flames. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-770-7800 or nashvillepredators.com.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Spring Hill

R FREE Family

Wiggles and Giggles

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

N Tuesdays for Tots

Gaming Night

R FITMommy

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R Water Polo

Explore the wonders of the Tennessee wilderness through crafts, investigating owl pellets and interacting with live critters native to the area. All ages. Rosenwald Community Center, 565 Mason Tucker Drive, Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.; $5 per person, $20 per family; 615459-9742, ext. 2620, emily. morris@townofsmyrna.org or townofsmyrna.org.

R FREE Youth Set

Design

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

W Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Wed 22 W FREE AIM

Kickboxing and Fitness Class (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Animal Antics

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.


things to do N Archery

Homeschool Day (Registration Required)

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R FREE Earth Lab

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

W Fairview Wiggles

and Giggles

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Family Science Lab: Researchers

Take a look at a wide array of bugs and sea creatures to uncover their origins. Ages 10 - 13 with an adult. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $7.50 per child in addition to regular gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12); 615862-5160 or adventuresci. org/familyscience.

R Homeschool

Creativity Class

See Wednesday, Feb. 8.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and

Shout (Registration Required)

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

Award-winning family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs interactive music. Ages 10 and younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 615-550-5660 or rachelsumner.com.

R FREE Perform

Murfreesboro Audition

Kids can try out for a role in the upcoming Junie B. Jones theatrical show (May 5 - 7). Ages 6 - 13. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; free to audition, but those who are cast are required to pay the $25 Perform Murfreesboro annual program fee; 615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

W FREE Self-Defense

for Kids (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Tales and Trails (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R Wild Things

(Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N ZZ Top

A night of rock music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $69.50 - $125; 615889-3060 or ryman.com.

Thu 23

N FREE 2,000 River

Miles on the Flatboat Patience (Registration Required)

Join author Rinker Buck and Friends of Warner Park Board Member Cynthia Lee as they share the story of the epic river journey on the 1800’s replica Flatboat Patience. Ages 10 and older. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 7 p.m.; 615-352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks.

N Aegis Sciences Classical Series: The Rite of Spring

The Nashville Symphony performs Stravinsky’s revolutionary piece in the classical repertoire. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Fri 7 p.m., Sat - Sun 8 p.m.; $22 $143; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

N And in This

Corner: Cassius Clay (The Making of Muhammad Ali)

Before he was real-life hero Muhammad Ali, he was Cassius Clay, a black teen growing up in segregated

Louisville, Ky. This play follows the young boxer’s pursuits and achievement of Olympic gold. Ages 10 and older. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Thru March 12: tonight 6:30 p.m., remaining show times are Sat - Sun 2 p.m. and Wednesday, March 8 at 1 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 youth; 615-252-4675 or nashvillect. org.

R Busy Bees

N FREE Woodcock

Watch (Registration Required)

Join an outing in the park with hopes of observing the American Woodcocks often seen this time of year. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 5 - 6 p.m.; 615862-8539 or nashville.gov/ parks.

R Youth Volleyball

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

W Candlebox

Fri 24

A night of rock music. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $30 - $40; 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

R FITMommy Yoga

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

W Franklin Wiggles

and Giggles

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N My Fair Lady

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

R Nature Nuts

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N FREE Parnassus

Storytime

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Dance Class See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Colorado Avalanche. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-7707800 or nashvillepredators. com.

W The Elephant Man

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

R Water Polo

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

R 9 to 5 the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N Aegis Sciences

Classical Series: The Rite of Spring

See Thursday, Feb. 23.

N FREE Antler-Shed “Hunt” (Registration Required)

Head into the woods and off-trail to search for antlers that male white-tailed deer have shed after their breeding season. Ages 5 and older. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3:30 p.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville. gov/parks.

N FREE Brilliant

Sky Storytime

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N FREE Budding

Naturalists: Hidden Colors (Registration Required)

Learn the colorful secrets of animals and insects with surprise hues. Ages 3 - 5. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m.; 615-3526299 or nashville.gov/parks.

N FREE Burch

Reserve Hike (Registration Required)

Enjoy the morning exploring the newest trail in Warner Park. Ages 8 and older. Warner Park Nature Center,

7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9 - 11 a.m.; 615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

W Hal Ketchum

A night of country music. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $35 - $45; 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and

Shout (Registration Required)

See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Little Big Town

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

R Little Women

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N My Fair Lady

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

N FREE Nashville

Flea Market

Find treasures among 2,000 booths with this month’s market theme, “Spring in the Air.” All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. 4 p.m.; 615-862-5016 or nashvilleflea.com.

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Audition See Wednesday, Feb. 22.

N Peter and the Starcatcher

See Friday, Feb. 17.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

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things to do N Raisin’ Cane: A

Harlem Renaissance Odyssey

A night of music featuring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio. All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $40 - $60; 615-782-4040 or tpac.org.

R Science a la Cart

See Friday, Feb. 3.

N Sistas the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 17.

W The Elephant Man

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

R Toddler Time with

Thomas (Registration Required) See Friday, Feb. 3.

Sat 25

R FREE 3D Pen Teen Workshop (Registration Required) Learn how to work with the 3Doodler 3D pen and create a small project during a onehour session. Ages 12 - 18. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 615-8934131 or linebaugh.org.

R 9 to 5 the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 10.

W A Night Under the

Stars (Registration Required)

Dads and daughters can dance the night away with music by a DJ, a keepsake photo and a tiara for each girl. Ages 4 - 12. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $18 per couple; wcparksandrec.com.

N Aegis Sciences Classical Series: The Rite of Spring

See Thursday, Feb. 23.

W FREE AIM Kickboxing and Fitness Class (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N And in This

Corner: Cassius Clay (The Making of Muhammad Ali)

See Thursday, Feb. 23.

N FREE Bird-Friendly Coffee Social

See Saturday, Feb. 11.

N Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins during this men’s and women’s doubleheader against Tennessee State as part of Belmont’s homecoming celebration. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 3 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615460-2255 or belmontbruins. com.

N Commodores

Basketball

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge Mississippi State. All ages. Memorial Gym, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 3 p.m.; $20; 615322-4653 or vucommodores. com.

N Engineering Day

During this 15th annual event, explore different aspects of the engineering design process with local engineers and watch as students present their STEM projects. All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12; 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/engineering.

N Family & Children’s Services 75th Birthday Bash

Family & Children’s Services celebrates its past, present and future in its new home. Enjoy a night of cocktails, food, music and dancing. Adults. Family & Children’s Services, 2400 Clifton Ave., Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $250; 615-340-9718, beth.hall@ fcsnashville.org or fcsnashville. org.

N Family Science Lab: Researchers

See Wednesday, Feb. 22.

N FluffyMania

Gabriel “Fluffly” Iglesias presents a night of stand-up comedy. Ages 16 and older. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $47.50 - $150; 615-782-4040 or tpac.org.

W FREE Free the Trees (Registration Required) Join Gnash in cheering for the Nashville Predators at home games this month at Bridgestone Arena.

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Get into the volunteer spirit and help free the trees from invasive honeysuckle and other exotic plants. Ages 12 and older. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 12 - 3 p.m.; 615-370-4672 or owlshill.org.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N FREE Hermitage Annual Memorial Service

This annual commemoration of those enslaved at The Hermitage features a concert, invocation and procession to the slavery memorial where 150 flowers will be laid, each marked with the names of all those enslaved. All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 615-8892941 or thehermitage.com.

N I Have a Voice Believer’s Ball

Enjoy cocktails and dinner, silent and live auctions, speakers, games, live music by Rubiks Groove and more. Proceeds benefit Gigi’s Playhouse Nashville, a nonprofit achievement center for families with Down syndrome. Adults. Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave., Nashville; 5:30 - 10 p.m.; $150; 615370-1500 or gigisplayhouse. org/nashville.

R Kids’ Cooking Class: Foods of Japan Learn to make spring rolls, sushi rice, shrimp tempura rolls, California rolls, chicken teriyaki and more. Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; $50; 615-956-6077 or thecuriouskitchen.net.

N FREE Kidsville

Celebrate the birthday and art of Winslow Homer which is part of the permanent collection at The Parthenon, then paint a picture in the artist’s style. Ages 12 and younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m.; conservancyonline.com/ about/kidsville.

S

FREE LEGO Playtime

Let your imagination run wild as you build LEGO creations. All ages. Gallatin Public

Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 615-452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

R Little Women

See Friday, Feb. 10.

S FREE Mid TN

Home & Art Show

The Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce hosts this show where you can find new ideas for sprucing up your home. All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m.; 615-824-2818 or hendersonvillechamber.com.

N My Fair Lady

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, Feb. 24.

N FREE Nashville Opera On Tour: The Three Little Pigs

Enjoy this operatic retelling of the classic children’s fairy tale. All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m.; 615-832-5242 or nashvilleopera.org.

N FREE Parnassus Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N Peter and the

Starcatcher

See Friday, Feb. 17.

N Peter and the Wolf & The Golden Goose

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

N Posterity

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Washington Capitals. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 4 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-7707800 or nashvillepredators. com.


STORYTIMES DAVIDSON

All Davidson County libraries can be accessed online at nashvillepubliclibrary.org. Bellevue Public Library 720 Baugh Road, Nashville 615-862-5854

• Family Fun Time: Mon 6:30 p.m.; Ages 3 - 5 • Mother Goose Moments: Mon 10:15 a.m.; Ages 0 - 2 • Preschool Storytime: Wed 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5

Bordeaux Public Library 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville 615-862-5856

• Preschool Storytime: Tue 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5 • Twilight Storytime: Tue 6 p.m.; All ages

Donelson Public Library 2315 Lebanon Road, Donelson 615-862-5859

• Preschool Storytime: Mon 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 6

East Branch Library 206 Gallatin Road, Nashville 615-862-5860

• Preschool Storytime: Mon 10:15 a.m.; Ages 2 - 4

Edmondson Branch Library 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville 615-880-3957

• Big Kids’ Clubhouse Storytime: Thu 4:30 p.m.; Ages 5 - 9 • Stories with Ms. Tori: Wed 10 & 11 a.m.; Ages 0 - 5

Goodlettsville Library 106 Brick Church Pike Goodlettsville • 615-880-3957

• Preschool Storytime: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5 • Toddler Time: Mon 10:30 a.m.; Ages 18 months - 3 years

Green Hills Branch Library 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville 615-862-5863

• Little Learners: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3-5 • Nightlight Storytime: 2nd & last Mon 6 p.m.; Ages 3 - 7 • Toddler Tales: Mon 10:30 a.m.; Ages 1-2

Hermitage Branch Library 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage 615-880-3951

• Baby & Me: Tue 1 p.m.; Ages 0 - 24 months • Preschool Storytime: Wed 10 & 11 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5 • Starlight Storytime: 2nd & 4th Mon 6:30 p.m.; Ages 4 - 10

Inglewood Branch Library 4312 Gallatin Road, Nashville 615-862-5866

• Preschool Storytime: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 2 - 5 • Wonder Baby: Mon 10 & 11 a.m.; Ages 0 - 24 months

Madison Branch Library 610 Gallatin Road S., Madison 615-862-5868

• Baby Storytime: Mon & Fri 10:30 a.m.; Ages 0 - 24 months • Preschool Storytime: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5

Nashville Public Library 615 Church St., Nashville 615-862-5800

• Preschool Storytime: Tue & Wed at 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.; Ages 2 - 5

North Branch Library 1001 Monroe St., Nashville 615-862-5858

• Preschool Storytime: Wed 10 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5

Old Hickory Branch Library 1010 Jones St., Old Hickory 615-862-5869 • Storytime with Miss Candice: Mon 10:30 a.m.; All ages

Richland Park Branch Library 4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 615-862-5870 • Baby & Me: Tue 10:30 a.m.; Ages 0 - 24 months • Preschool Storytime: Mon 10:30 a.m.; Ages 2 - 6

S.E. Branch Library 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy. Antioch • 615-862-5871

• Babies & Books: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 0 - 3 • Little Book Worms: Tue 10:30 a.m.; Ages 2 - 5 • Saturday Storytime: Sat 10:30 a.m.; All ages

Thompson Lane Branch Library 380 Thompson Lane, Nashville 615-862-5873

• Family Storytime: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 18 months - 5 years

RUTHERFORD La Vergne Public Library 5063 Murfreesboro Road La Vergne • 615-793-7303 lavergnetn.org

• Homeschool Storytime: Mon 10 a.m.; Grades K - 3 • Jammies & Stories: Thu 6:30 p.m.; All ages

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• Little Treasures: Thu 10 a.m.; Ages 0 - 24 months • Once Upon a Storytime: Tue & Wed 10 a.m.; Ages 2 & older

Linebaugh Public Library 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro 615-893-4131 • linebaugh.org

• Itty Bitty Storytime: Thu 10 a.m.; Ages 0 - 23 months • Storytime @ Linebaugh: Tue & Wed 10 a.m.; All ages

Smyrna Public Library 400 Enon Springs Road W. Smyrna 615-459-4884 • linebaugh.org

• Baby & Me Storytime: Fri 10 a.m.; Ages 0 - 24 months • Wiggle Giggle & Read: Tue - Thu 10 a.m. (plus Wed 3:30 p.m.); All ages

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Gallatin Public Library 123 E. Main St., Gallatin 615-452-1722 • gallatinlibrary.org • Music with Ms. Shannon: Tue 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5 • Storytime: Thu 5 p.m. & Fri 10:30 a.m.; All ages • Wiggler’s Class: Wed 9:45 a.m.; Ages 0 - 2-and-a-half

Hendersonville Public Library 140 Saundersville Road Hendersonville • 615-824-0656 youseemore.com/hendersonville • Baby & Me: Wed 10:15 & 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Ages 3 & younger • Lapsit: Thu 11 a.m. & 2:15 p.m.; Ages 0 - 2 • Preschool Storytime: Mon 10:15 & 11 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5

Portland Public Library 301 Portland Blvd., Portland 615-325-2279 youseemore.com/portland

• Lapsit: Fri 10:30 a.m.; Ages 0 - 24 months • Preschool Storytime: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5

Westmoreland Public Library 2305 Epperson Springs Road Westmoreland 615-644-2026 youseemore.com/westmoreland • Preschool Storytime: Tue 11 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5

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Bethesda Public Library 4905 Bethesda Road, Thompson’s Station • 615-790-1887 wcpltn.org • Preschool Storytime: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 4 • Toddler Time: Tue 10:30 a.m.; Ages 18 - 35 months

Brentwood Public Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood 615-371-0090 • brentwood-tn. org/library

• Storytime: Tue - Wed 10 & 11 a.m., Sat 10:30 a.m.; Ages preschool elementary

College Grove Community Library 8607 Horton Hwy., College Grove 615-368-3222 • wcpltn.org • Preschool Storytime: Thu 10 a.m.; Ages 2 - 5

Fairview Public Library 2240 Fairview Blvd., Fairview 615-799-0235 • wcpltn.org

• Preschool Storytime: Wed 10 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5

Leiper’s Fork Public Library 5333 Old Hwy. 96, Franklin 615-794-7019 • wcpltn.org

• Preschool Storytime: Tue 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5 • Toddler Storytime: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 18 - 35 months

Nolensville Public Library 915 Oldham Drive, Nolensville 615-776-5490 • wcpltn.org

• Preschool Storytime: Wed 10:30 a.m.; Ages 3 - 6 • Toddler Storytime: Tue 10:30 a.m.; Ages 18 months - 3 years

Spring Hill Public Library 144 Kedron Pkwy., Spring Hill 931-486-2932 springhilllibrary.org

• Baby Time: Tue & Fri 9:15 a.m.; Ages 0 - 24 months • Preschool Storytime: Mon - Thu 10 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5

Williamson County Public Library 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin 615-555-1244 • wcpltn.org

• Preschool Storytime: Wed - Thu 10 a.m.; Ages 3 - 5 • Toddler Time: Tue 10 & 11:15 a.m.; Ages 18 months - 3 years • Snuggle Bug Baby Lapsit: Fri 10 a.m.; Ages 0 - 18 months (please turn the page)

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things to do W Ruthie Foster Trio

A night of music featuring gospel, blues, jazz, folk and soul tunes. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $36.50 $46.50; 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

W FREE Self-Defense

for Kids (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Feb. 1.

N Sistas the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 17.

N FREE Tardigrades:

Mini Water Bears (Registration Required)

Discover the world of microanimals with super survivor abilities. Ages 8 and older. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1 - 2:30 p.m.; 615-3526299 or nashville.gov/parks.

W The Elephant Man

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

R The Lion King

Experience Jr.

This one-act production based on the Disney film features favorite songs from the movie plus new tunes. All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students; 615-563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com.

N FREE Winter is

Weird (Registration Required)

Embark on a short hike to discover some of winter’s odd findings in nature. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville. gov/parks.

N FREE Winter

Waterfowl (Registration Required)

Stroll around the wetlands in hopes of spotting waterfowl like wood ducks, gadwalls, green-winged teals and more. Ages 8 and older. Shelby

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Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 615-8628539 or nashville.gov/parks.

N World Turning

A local tribute band plays the songs of Fleetwood Mac and Pretenders. All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 7 p.m.; $20; 615784-4014 or capitoltheatretn. com.

Sun 26

R 9 to 5 the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 10.

N A Red Carpet

Evening 2017 (Registration Required)

Join film fans on Hollywood’s biggest night to watch the Academy Awards on the big screen. Walk the red carpet, enjoy food and drink, participate in a silent auction and visit the VIP lounge. Patron and VIP entry is 5:30 p.m., general admission is 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Belcourt’s programming. Ages 21 and older. Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; $100 general admission, $175 patron, $325 VIP; 615-846-3150 or belcourt.org.

N Creative Zone: Blinged-Out Bandanas and Bolos

See Sunday, Feb. 12.

R Little Women

See Friday, Feb. 10.

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FREE Mid TN Home & Art Show See Saturday, Feb. 25.

N My Fair Lady

See Thursday, Feb. 16.

N FREE Nashville

Flea Market

See Friday, Feb. 24.

N Peter and the Starcatcher

See Friday, Feb. 17.

N Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Edmonton Oilers. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 4 p.m.; $30 - $165; 615-770-7800 or nashvillepredators.com.

N Sistas the Musical

See Friday, Feb. 17.

W The Elephant Man

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

R Tumbleweeds

(Registration Required) See Monday, Feb. 6.

Tue 28 N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

See Thursday, Feb. 9.

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Mon 27

See Thursday, Feb. 2.

N Artful Tales:

Storytime in the Galleries

Join an educator in the galleries to hear a story connected to the current exhibits, then head to the Martin ArtQuest Gallery for hands-on creativity at the art stations. Ages 3 and older. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 and younger; 615244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

N Early Explorers

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Franklin Mommy

& Me Yoga

Parents and their little ones can have fun bonding while doing gentle yoga stretches and poses. Ages 2 - 5. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.; $8 adults, free for children; 615-790-5719 or wcparksandrec.com.

W FREE Mighty

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts Class (Registration Required) See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Nolensville Wiggles and Giggles See Monday, Feb. 6.

R Snack Attack!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

R Busy Bees

R Crafternoon

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R FREE Family

Gaming Night

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R FITMommy

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

N Grand Ole Opry

See Saturday, Feb. 4.

W FREE Mighty Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts Class (Registration Required) See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R P.E. Soccer

Homeschool Program (Registration Required) Learn the basics of soccer through drills and games. Ages 4 - 18. Rosenwald Community Center, 565 Mason Tucker Drive, Smyrna; 10 a.m.; $2; 615-4599742, ext. 2620, emily.

morris@townofsmyrna.org or townofsmyrna.org.

S FREE RiverGate

Storytime

Kids can dress up as their favorite storybook characters and join the children’s librarian from Madison Library for a story along with songs and other activities. All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 11 a.m.; 615859-3458 or rivergate-mall. com.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Feb. 6.

W Spring Hill Wiggles and Giggles See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

N Sting

A night of pop/rock music with special guests Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros. All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $40 $130; 615-862-6390 or nashvilleauditorium.com.

N Tuesdays for Tots

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

R FREE Youth Set

Design

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

W Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Feb. 7.

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Sumner Parent magazine February 2017

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Sumner Parent magazine February 2017