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While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an Orthodontist can detect.

Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.

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“We have an 8-year-old little boy with autism. He is our only child. We have been dressing up with him since he was 2. Usually we do our own thing, but one year we were a family of hippies and another year I was a flapper and he and his dad were gangsters.” Hanna Brown Boles

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DAY BY DAY I Took Away My Son’s Cell Phone and He Thanked Me for It By Susan Day

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ruth and full disclosure. I kid you not, if your boy is actually relieved when you take away his precious lifeline to social life, you know something’s up. We blindly gave our boy a cell phone in seventh grade following the beat of other parents who rationalized it this way: If he’s on a road trip with sports, he’ll be able to get ahold of us. If he’s out of our sights, he’ll be able to get ahold of us. If he can’t breathe, he’ll be able to get ahold of us. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. It’s easy to borrow a cell phone from a coach or anybody else for that matter in this day and age. We all now know the earlier you give your kid a cell phone the sooner the battle for all other endeavors begins. Reading. Conversation. Oldfashioned play. Homework. Practices. Attention. Meanwhile, we can’t be hypocrites about our tech use. If you tell your kids to stop using their devices so much, you’d better be modeling some self-control, too. My boy’s phone was Snapchat pinging at 12 a.m. on a weeknight. That must’ve been what he was doing at night until I insisted all phones get kitchen docked at bed time. That must’ve been why he was waking up exhausted. I’ve come to my senses. And I think a lot of us are waking up. It’s trending. We want richer, more meaningful lives for ourselves and our kids — sans technology. Enough already! There’s a certain freedom in cutting back from our tech use — once you get over the hurdle of Let it go! Let it go! boredom that means addiction. Almost as soon as — Lyrics from Frozen we took away our boy’s phone, we felt like we had him back. In a weird sort of way he actually thanked me for it. But I’m caught up in my tech use, too. My boy often calls my name over and over again until I look up. You know what I mean, right? Imagine what it will be like for our kids to get our undivided attention because we’ve mindfully put our phones away for family time. Amazing.

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OUR POST: “Parents sliding down slides with children can lead to broken legs in kids (from an actual study).” YOUR POSTS:

Dear Editor, I am thankful for your frank approach (“Child-on-Child Sexual Violence Comes Home to Roost,” September 2017) to the recent local case of child-on-child sexual abuse. I’m glad for the point that no school, no social strata, no race, no club nor organization is immune to sexual abuse and assault. As a health-care professional, I am very informed about child sexual abuse. I don’t believe we can bang the drum of awareness loudly enough, and I am passionate for Nashville parents to become informed. As leaders, it is our duty to arm parents with tools to help and comfort their children if and when abuse is discovered. No parent can ever be vigilant enough to protect their children time from all things, but there are strategies and there’s awareness that we can spread to one another to lower rates of abuse and bring assailants to justice. An agency that I am proud to know — OUR KIDS

“I’ll never know how generations before me made it through life with all these dangers lurking. I’m so glad someone thought to warn me about things like this. Life saver, really.” Brittany Danielle Watch the legs!

“I still do it with my kids. I just make sure all extremities are away from the slide itself to avoid getting caught. Don’t quit doing fun things, just learn from mistakes; accidents happen.” Katie Anna Fjeldberg-Fultz

“Nope, because I knew the danger. Hurting your child isn’t worth it.” Kelly Watlington Peterson

“I have a friend who did this and broke her 3-year-old’s leg. I cringe now every time I see someone doing it.” Julie Cox Mobley

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Entering the age of cracking voices and pimples, kids are vulnerable and in need of protection more than ever.

HOW DID WE GET HERE? by Susan Day

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he universal Law of Polarity states that all things have a polar opposite: within every failure there is potential for success. There is happy and sad, love and hate, win and lose, good and evil, and on and on. In all environments this polarity potential exists. Take a school environment, for instance. Like a locker room. The leaders and the followers, the weak and the strong, the bullies and the bullied. Polarity exists through all stages of life, but perhaps it’s in middle school — just when kids are trying to sort out who they are, where they “stand” and who likes or who doesn’t like them — where the polarity law is at its most intense.

Kids reach sexual maturity at different ages, with scattered guidance from the adults and other kids in their lives. Kids can learn about sexuality online, too. In 2017, where access to pornography is widespread online, all kinds of “lessons” can be found. According to an extensive 2017 study of adolescents in the UK by Middlesex University, of the 1,000 children and young adults studied, 46 percent reported searching for pornography graphically. Now let’s look at social media use among kids. Snapchat, specifically, and the activity of sharing images — any images — knowing that within seconds the fun and handy little app will erase the image forever. Kids often go to sleep holding their phones, and they check their social media sites before brushing their teeth in the morning. Kids can also screenshot images and share them via text, often to be shared and shared again. Now mix all of this up. Combine the Law of Polarity with puberty, sexual curiosities, easy

access to porn and the unmonitored “underground” world of Snapchat and you pretty much have a snapshot of teenage life today. Of course, this is not ALL kids are interested in, but they are ALL aware of it and for some, it can distort all other healthier interests. Left unchecked, it can lead to disaster.

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Here in the South, we’ve heard about sexual abuse in private schools in the North. We know that adults have sexually assaulted students. We know adults sexually abuse children all over the world every day, but we’ve heard very little about child-on-child sexual abuse — certainly not here at home. The South has a storied history of sweeping unsavory topics “under the rug,” yet we know that it’s the wrong course of action. When it comes to children and sexual abuse, “turning the other cheek” and “boys being boys” are illadvised permissive clichés that have no place in a kid’s healthy sexual development. (please turn the page)

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Our Kids’ professionals work in pairs, with pediatric nurses and social workers working side by side with a child and his family. To perform an exam, a child is coached through every single step and is never forced if he is uncomfortable. As one can imagine, the exam is very intimate, but the teams at Our Kids are incredible at treating children with respect and as active participants in their care. At a time when a victimized child has been stripped of control of his body, it is of the highest duty to do no further harm and to help him regain control of his environment and circumstances. I believe that though there are two sides to an assault claim, the more vulnerable individual is the victim, who is most at risk of long-term trauma. We must protect the vulnerable. It is very disappointing to hear that the vulnerable in our publicized local case was not only unprotected, but that he wasn’t protected by those who claim to follow a God whose son is the protector of the weak and champion of the young.

I have always considered your magazine to be a resource guide for myself, a mom of three, and hope that many others find Nashville Parent to be at the top of their resource lists as well. I would love to see you share practical tips, tactics and resources like Our Kids to help further arm and support moms like me. Sincerely, Mama Bear

Dear Editor, Thank you for the tickets to Wizard World Comic Con! It was my son’s (Batman) fourth birthday and he was in superhero heaven! Brittany Schlafer Connh

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Picky, Picky! SERVE VEGGIES FROM THE START, SO YOU DON’T ACCIDENTALLY CREATE FUSSY EATERS! By Lynn Adams

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am not your servant,” my 6-year-old daughter declared, hands on hips, eyebrows arched. I’d just asked her to move her pile of Eloise books from the kitchen table into her bedroom. After issuing a threat and securing her compliance, I calmed myself by remembering that she’d learned that phrase from me. It’s one of my favorites, so of course the children use it against me all the time. It just sounds so much more self-righteous coming from me than from a three-and-a-halffoot pixie. For some reason, the children expect to be served. I’m not sure where they got this. Maybe from my mother, who lost her mind and turned into a handmaiden: “Can I get you anything, Sweetie? You had enough to eat?” Or maybe it’s a leftover from their infant days, when they depended on me for every little thing. Could it be the house elves in Harry Potter? Whatever it is, my children’s tendency to turn into little Lord and Lady Fauntleroy is so strong that I have harnessed it for my — and ultimately their — advantage. I act like a servant when, and only when, it comes to snacks. I’ve been dealing with picky eating for seven years, ever since my son’s metamorphosis from toddler gourmand to curmudgeon who’d rather go to bed hungry than eat a ham sandwich.

I started with a rare parenting book whose authors appreciated the complexity of picky eating (Just Take a Bite by Lori Ernsperger and Tania Stegen-Hanson), and I made sure the kids were on a good multivitamin. Both my kids may be svelte, but they maintain their height and weight on growth charts. Because I won’t force-feed anyone, the kids have ended up on a healthy but somewhat limited diet. They may see a variety of healthy foods on their plates, but they don’t have to eat them. This has left me with no choice but to resort to stealth, especially in the case of fruits, vegetables and protein.

STEALTHY = HEALTHY 1. HORS D’OEUVRES, NOT SNACKS: Instead of having the kids serve themselves goldfish or a granola bar, I provide a generous tray of cut-up fruit, cheeses, whole grain crackers, and crudités, all ready to pop into the mouth. This is especially effective if left around when they’re distracted, such as at screen time. 2. SOUS-CHEF: If I put fruit in a bagged lunch, I peel and chop it first. Ditto for the fruit on the hors d’oeuvres platter. This week my kids are eating cherries, and I’ve pitted them with a little gizmo and pulled off the stems. They go down faster than Goldfish crackers. 3. ANTICIPATE NEEDS: My children’s hungriest times are just after waking in the

morning and just after school. I leave healthy snacks around at these times, as I prepare the main snack or meal. But I’m casual about it, for God’s sake. 4. PREPARE: I pack healthy snacks when we’re on the road, so the kids won’t be tempted to snack at a gas station or dig something horrible out of the crack between their seats. If they’re starving and the only option is applesauce or a baggie of almonds, they just might go for it. 5. ABOVE AND BEYOND: If my kids really want a specific snack or I’m serving a treat, I also provide one of my healthy, chopped, pitted options. Hanging around our house at snack time the other day, my mother exclaimed, “My God, Lynn, what’s happened to you?” I was lovingly arranging our hors d’oeuvres platter while allowing rare iPad time. “Well, what did YOU do for snacks when I was little?” I asked. “We didn’t have snacks in the ‘70s,” she said. Exactly. When I was a child, snacks were a warm can of Tab and a smashed Twinkie pilfered from the cabinet. They were a source of shame. Modern parents learned something from those dark days of calorie counting. We know kids will eat what tastes good and is close at hand. So instead of telling them what they can’t have, we give them what’s good for them. Lynn Adams is a mom, psychologist and writer.

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JUST YOU

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STRETCH OUT WITH BELLYRAMA! >> When mama’s happy, everybody’s happy!

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ellyrama is for everyone, but we’re thinking of YOU! Make plans to attend Blooma Nashville’s Third Annual Bellyrama at Centennial Park during Kidsville in Nashville on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The rain-or-shine event takes place on the West End side at 2500 West End Ave. There’s something for all ages. (Learn more about Kidsville in THINGS TO DO on page 59). Bellyrama is yoga for prenatal, postnatal and all ages and skill levels of yoga enthusiasts. Just bring your yoga mat and be ready to enjoy live music from Kidsville, doing yoga, henna body art, face painting and lots more. Register to attend the FREE event at bloomanashville.com. You’ll automatically be entered to win free classes in yoga, massage and more!

MORE OUTINGS 4U • OCT. 5 - 9: Noteably Nashville (various venues). Five nights of runway shows and live music for nonprofits. noteablynashville.com • OCT. 11: White Wines & Cheese Pairing Class at City Winery (609 Lafayette St., Nashville). citywinery.com Blooma Nashville’s Third Annual Bellyrama takes place at Centennial Park on Saturday, Oct. 14 during the Kidsville Family Festival. Above photo is from 2016 Bellyrama, courtesy of Blooma Nashville and Emily April Allen Photography.

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• OCT. 28: Halloween Masquerade at The Standard (167 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville) features costume contests, drinks, a DJ and more. eventbrite.com


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>> 7 smart tips for being a better eater with all of that kid food around. BY JENNY BETH KROPLIN, RDN, nutrition affairs manager with Southeast United Dairy Association. Do you eat in a frenzy? You are not alone! Moms often forget the basics of healthful eating because they put everyone else first. As a registered dietitian and busy mom, I try to be mindful about good food choices. Try these 7 tips to become a more mindful eater:

1) WAKE UP, DRINK UP Did you know dehydration can lead to fatigue? You have many things zapping your energy, so it’s important to stay hydrated to help keep your energy up. Before reaching for that cup of joe, drink 10 - 12 ounces of water (you can flavor it with a twist of lemon or lime). Hydration fights fatigue!

2) BREAKFAST BREAK In a rush, skipping this meal is easy, but that will leave you feeling cranky and tired. Start your day with a protein-rich breakfast to keep you satisfied and focused all morning. Try six ounces of Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries and granola; scrambled eggs with cheese and fresh spinach; banana slices and one tablespoon of nut butter on one slice of whole wheat toast; or frozen fruit blended with Greek yogurt and milk for an on-the-go smoothie.

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7) COOK ONCE, EAT 2 - 3 TIMES Given all that motherhood requires, try recipes you can revamp during the week to take the stress out of dinner time. For example, turn lean chili into whole wheat burritos; use left-over meat or veggies in a soup or stew; get your crock pot going in the morning and come home to dinner ready ... YES PLEASE!

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QUICK BITS Sumner Parent sponsors the inaugural JACK O’LANTERN JUBILEE at RiverGate Mall on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1 - 3 p.m. Kids of all ages can come wearing their costumes for an afternoon of games, face painting, balloon artists, obstacle courses, pumpkin decorating (for the first 250 kids), character meet and greets, and more. Animal Tales will do a live critter show from 2 - 2:45 p.m. It’s all FREE! Visit rivergate-mall.com ... Blame it on It — clown costumes are a no-no this year at Goodlettsville’s HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK at Moss-Wright Park on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3 - 5 p.m. With the exception of “very young children,” clown costumes are prohibited along with masks on teens and adults. The kids’ cos-

tume contest is at 4 p.m. and there’s also storytelling this year. Visit goodlettsvilleparks.com ... The Hendersonville Arts Council at Monthaven is evolving into the new MONTHAVEN ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER. It promises to be a fusion of art and history with expanded classes, exhibits and art openings. There’s a new website in the works that will be launching this fall. Keep up with it at hendersonvillearts.org ... Rock Castle State Historic Site launches a NEW AMERICAN GIRL BOOK CLUB series running Saturdays, Oct. 28 - Nov. 18. Through the club, girls can travel back in history to an earlier America where they’ll get a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a young girl. It takes place from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

and costs $50 for all four weeks. To register, call 615-824-0502 or e-mail jess.gilbert@historicrockcastle.com ... The GALLATIN MAIN STREET FESTIVAL celebrates its 34th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 7. This year brings more than 200 arts-andcrafts vendors along with other assorted vendor booths. There will be two entertainment stages and a larger children’s zone for 2017. It’s a rain-or-shine event from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Get more info at downtowngallatin.com/main-street-festival ... The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM has free activity packs for students during fall break through Oct. 15. Admission is free for ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties. Call 615-

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aylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas” promises a magical season with Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nov. 18 - Dec. 27 (cirquedreamsholidazetn.com). The Vegas-style show is a Broadwayesque musical with dazzling feats of cirque performances and costumes. The costume magic will hit close to home for one talented Middle Tennessee child who will win a chance to be a part of the show!

IS YOUR CHILD A COSTUME DESIGNER?

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CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE COSTUME CONTEST! Through an exclusive partnership between Nashville Parent, Gaylord Opryland and Cirque Dreams Holidaze, kids ages 5 12 can participate in the Cirque Dreams Holidaze Costume Contest! Interested kids can download a template from Cirque Dreams Holidaze and create

an original design for evaluation. The winning design will actually be recreated by the Cirque Dreams costume team and included in the Tuesday, Dec. 5 performance! The winning child will have the opportunity to appear on stage and will also receive four free tickets to the show! The contest starts Sunday, Oct. 1; entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 25 at noon. GET INSPIRED AT RUTHERFORD PARENT’S KIDS FEST, OCT. 21 Kids can get inspiration for their designs on Saturday, Oct. 21 during Rutherford Parent’s Fall Kids Fest at The Avenue Murfreesboro. A Cirque Dreams Holidaze preview performance takes place from 12 - 12:30 p.m., and a special Creation Station will be available so kids can create and submit designs during the event. The winning design will be selected by Nashville Parent staff and the Cirque Dreams Holidaze production team. The winning child will be notified in mid-November. To enter, go to nashvilleparent.com and click on “Cirque Dreams Costume Contest” under the “Contests” tab.

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Trick or Treat

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By Kiera Ashford

TROUBLESHOOTER! Keep kids warm if it’s cold on the big night, safeguard against costume mishaps and find delightful NEW ways to light up the night!

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an we go OUT now?” your little one asks for the umpteenth time. He’s got ants in his pants, rarin’ to go with an enthusiastic Halloween spirit. Are you ready for the big night? Double check all of the kids before they spring out of sight!

LITTLE KIDS It can get cold in October — or not! If you trick-or-treat with a little one in tow, be sure he’s properly bundled up. The American Academy of Pediatrics (healthychildren.org) states, “In colder weather (below 75 degrees Fahrenheit), your baby will need several layers of clothing to keep warm.” However, don’t layer up too much and cause him to sweat — especially if it’s a warm night! Dressing Up BABY • Add a thin underlayer of clothing if Baby is wearing a thick costume. • Add a thick underlayer of clothing if the costume is thin. • Add gloves and socks to keep hands and feet from getting cold. • Deck out the stroller or wagon with blankets and a hot water bottle for extra warmth.

BIGGER KIDS Trick-or-treating excitement is hard to contain for this age group. Prep them beforeo they run off. Feed them early so they don’t eat candy ALL night long. Also, double check costumes for length and loose hems that can become tripping hazards. Use festive glow tape or glow sticks to help illuminate your child in the night so drivers and others can see quick movements from groups in the dark. Safekids.org’s TOP TIPS: • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers. • Choose lightly colored costumes when you can. • Opt for non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible. • Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. • Children 12 and younger should not be alone at night without adult supervision. • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., so be especially alert for kids during those hours. • When selecting a costume, make sure it’s the right size to prevent trips and falls. • Lay down boundary rules about your neighborhood (where kids can go and where they cannot). • Give kids clear messaging about where they are expected to be when they are done trick-or-treating.

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PRE-TEENS & UP Older kids want independence, but they should travel in packs. The National Safety Council (nsc.org) says children and adults should put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across streets. More Tips for Teens: • At least one teen in the group should have a phone. • Have everyone’s phone number who’s going with your child (and maybe even their parents’ numbers, too). • Plan and know the route before they leave and be sure the rules are clear. • Have them carry flashlights, even if they don’t want to (they can be used as selfdefense tools if a situation arises). • Stress the importance of walking against traffic to watch for oncoming cars. There’s an APP for That! Consider using apps on your teen’s smartphone to help you locate him — or keep him safe while he’s posting to social media about his adventures during the night. uKnowFamily - GPS FamilySignal LLC; Free See your entire family on a map and receive alerts when anyone leaves or arrives at preprogrammed destinations. Find My Family, Friends, Phone Life360; Free A location-sharing app that notifies you when he arrives at a chosen spot you set up. Apps allowing the background to show what’s in front of him while he’s texting: Walky Talky (Ravi Borra; Free) Type While Walk (Maulik Shah; Free)

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New Fun Ways TO LIGHT UP THE NIGHT!

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on’t get left in the dark during trick-or-treating! Here are bright ways to keep everyone safe:

• With a headband or hair tie, strap your smartphone to a 20-ounce bottle of room temperature water with the flashlight on to make a lantern. • Drop a few glow sticks into a 20-ounce bottle of water for a colorful lantern. • Strap or tape glow sticks to the back of your child’s pants legs. Or, form the letter of his first name on his back so you know who’s name to call out.

• Consider purchasing light-up armbands or shoe lights. • Drop a mini flashlight into your child’s bucket for another way to add light.

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• Hang a waterproof phone case/bag around your neck to hold your phone with the flashlight on if your regular flashlight dies out on you.

• Secure festive yard decor so it doesn’t topple over on trick-ortreaters.

• Encourage kids to carry a small flashlight or lantern as part of their costume to light the way as they walk through yards. • Change your phone’s flashlight color! Put a piece of tape over the light and color it with a high lighter. Put another piece of tape over that if you’re using the shiny tape so that it doesn’t rub off. • When ordering a balloon from a party store, put a little glow stick inside (snapped and lit up) before the balloon is filled with helium. Use it for trick-ortreating. This is your beacon for your kids to easily find you. Your child might want to carry it, too, but keep the string short.

Things to keep in mind:

• Make sure inflated decor that’s tethered to the ground has something around the cords so the kids don’t trip on them. • Clear your yard of tripping hazards. • Secure anxious pets inside for the night. • Turn on your porch lights. • Keep your steps clear of decorations so kids don’t fall on them.

Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and mother of three kids, ages 11, 7 and 11 months — she plans to dress up with her kids for Halloween this year!


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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends limiting screen time for elementary children to two hours per day. Screen time is anything that deals with a screen, not a book.


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• That awful feeling. You’ve been at work on a computer and you get home and open your ... laptop! Don’t. Impose strict family time on yourself and don’t be a grouch about it. Your family needs you. • OK, YOU can have your device in the bedroom, but be stealthy about it because kids will resent your “do as I say, not as I do” demonstration. • NEVER EVER TEXT and DRIVE. You can drive with your phone in your lap, but only check it when you’re stopped. You are NOT good at texting and driving, so stop listening to your lies. • Put down your phone when you’re with a friend, at a restaurant, at a sports practice or game, etc. • Make a point to reach out and talk to other people. New friendships can happen all around you. • Cherish boredom. Take up a new hobby. Stop and look at the moon. Come on, life is all around you waiting to be discovered! • Follow your rules for screen limits! You can do it and you should ... for the kids AND you. Source: Reader’s Digest; commonsensemedia.org

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eloved Downton Abbey character Sybil Crawley died in childbirth in a gut-wrenching episode of the wildly popular show. Women watching around the country thought, “Thank God women don’t die in childbirth anymore.” Oh, but they do. Sybil’s long-time family physician (Dr. Clarkson) insisted that Sybil was “preeclamptic” and on the verge of seizures. He disagreed with Sir Phillip, the fancy city doctor the Crawley family had brought in to provide “the best of care.” Sir Phillip insisted that Sybil was simply enduring childbirth. But Clarkson was right. After the baby was delivered, Sybil seized and died. It was preeclampsia that turned into eclampsia. Sybil’s symptoms had escalated to the degree that she couldn’t speak up for herself. If she’d been able to, she may have told them something wasn’t right. That she had pain in her abdomen. That she felt awful and new something wasn’t right. (please turn the page)

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SPECIAL REPORT Left unchecked, preeclampsia is one of the things that can still kill women in childbirth — or after — if it’s not caught and treated on time. According to the Preeclampsia Foundation, the U.S. ranks 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate. To be clear, only 8 percent of women will experience preeclampsia in pregnancy or childbirth. But much needs understanding in order for that 8 percent to have the best outcome.

WHAT IS PREECLAMPSIA?

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and protein in your urine during pregnancy. It can happen at any point after the 20th week, but it most typically occurs in the late second or third trimester. Doctors cannot identify a single cause of preeclampsia, but high-risk factors include being pregnant with multiples; being older than 35; being in your early teens; first pregnancies; obesity; a history of high blood pressure; a history of diabetes; or a history of a kidney disorder. Many women still have never heard of preeclampsia, though. Unless you are designated “high risk,” it’s not focused upon in prenatal care. Yet pregnant women who are not deemed high risk can develop it, and some of its symptoms can be easily confused with those of a typical pregnancy — this is where problems arise. Research shows more than half of the women who experience preeclampsia aren’t aware that anything’s wrong. Being unaware can get you into trouble. While Downtown Abbey was set in the 1920s, preeclampsia remains a very dangerous complication of pregnancy for women today — and no one knows exactly why. After nearly a century of enormous strides in navigating women safely through childbirth, the rate of major complications more than doubled between 1998 and 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is imperative that women advocate for themselves during pregnancy and childbirth, conveying to providers what they are experiencing.

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Margaret Buxton, a certified nurse midwife and clinical director of the low-risk birthing center Baby+Co. in Nashville, has seen a lot of preeclamptic patients in her 20 years of experience. The key to monitoring preeclampsia, Buxton says, is to know the warning signs. “Severe headaches, sudden swelling in hands and feet, pain in your upper right rib area,” Buxton warns. “This is when you should call your provider.” Meanwhile, many of the symptoms women experience mimic those of other conditions and are even confused with typical pregnancy symptoms. The catch is, if a woman is preeclamptic, time is of the essence. “The onset from first symptoms to full-blown problems varies among women,” Buxton says. “Some can ‘hang out’ for weeks, kind of flirting with the edge, and others can think, ‘You know, I don’t feel so good,’ and in six hours have a seizure,” she adds. That’s why warning symptoms are so important, and why it’s OK to head to the emergency room if necessary. TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital has Nashville’s first and only emergency room specializing in obstetrical and gynecologic care, according to John Wilters, M.D., an OB/GYN at TriStar. “Every mom is evaluated for preeclampsia and other medical conditions, and early diagnosis leads to better outcomes,” says Wilters. The OB/GYN ER is staffed with OB nurses, a women’s health practitioner and board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physicians. “There is no other model like this in Middle Tennessee,” Wilters adds. Once a pregnant woman suspects something is “wrong,” she needs to

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advocate for herself and see her provider. But some women can brush off important signals. Others can micromanage their self-care when nothing’s actually wrong. However you approach your self care, being aware of what your body is telling you during pregnancy is essential. Pregnant women see their providers routinely as part of good prenatal care, and the vast percentages of pregnancies go along typically. When a woman is diagnosed with preeclampsia however, managing it is up to the provider based upon the mother’s age, the gestational age and health of the baby and careful assessment of how the disease is progressing. A preeclamptic woman will have her blood pressure monitored throughout pregnancy along with lab tests to reveal the condition of her kidneys, liver and blood clotting ability (anything “off” indicates preeclampsia’s progression). Other tests monitor how well the unborn baby is growing. Any instability in either the mother or the developing baby can change the course of care. When preeclampsia happens late in pregnancy and is advancing, the only way to cure it is to deliver the baby.

HELLP SYNDROME

In 2008, Beth Lee Frazer was dying. Diagnosed with HELLP syndrome (the most severe form of preeclampsia, characterized by seizures), at a routine OB visit, Frazer learned protein was spilling into her urine. The then 33-year-old attorney’s kidneys and liver were shutting down. The twins she carried would be delivered 20 weeks prematurely in order to save Frazer from hemorrhaging or having a massive seizure. Frazer had been experiencing headaches, blurry vision and rapid breathing, but she had chalked those things up to her advancing condition. Frazer survived, but her twins were too tiny and undeveloped to make it. After losing her babies and nearly dying herself, Frazer was left physically weak, heartbroken and profoundly changed. She became motivated to find and work with the Preeclampsia Foundation and has been very active with the group ever since. Today, Frazer is an outspoken advocate and fundraiser for preeclampsia research and improved pregnancy care.

LOOKING AHEAD

While there’s no specific screening test for preeclampsia, awareness and monitoring vital signs, labs and urine tests can help to find it sooner. Organizations such as the Preeclampsia Foundation have been helpful in making more and more women aware — especially through things like Promise Walks for Preeclampsia which happen around the country. “This is really about listening to women,” Buxton says. “If you even think you have these symptoms, it’s your provider’s job to rule out the bad stuff, and then treat whatever is going on.” Susan Day is editor of this publication and the mom of four great kids.

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Saturday, Oct. 28 Cheekwood, Nashville • Page 72 This annual Latin American “Day of the Dead” festival features art activities, music, food and more.

Oct. 13 - 15, 20 - 22, 26 - 29 Nashville Zoo • Page 57 One of Nashville’s biggest Halloween celebrations for kids includes live animal encounters along the trick-or-treating trail.

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FUN FOR WEE ONES Our top picks for babies, tots & preschoolers this month.

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Saturday, Oct. 21 Tennessee State Museum, Nashville Page 65 Kids can enjoy games, storytelling, crafts, treats, prizes and more at this free family festivity.

Oct. 14 - 29 Lucky Ladd Farms Eagleville Page 60 Children can pose for photos with the friendly and uniquely shaped pumpkin.

34TH ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST

Saturday, Oct. 28 Downtown Franklin Page 72 Middle Tennessee’s biggest fall festival draws more than 65,000 people. There’s a full city block of children’s activities, and kids can pose for pics with the “Great Pumpkin.”

PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL

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SUN 1 N Booville Nashville

615-889-7050 boovillenashville.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $9.99. Hayrides, mazes, inflatables, trick-or-treat trail, face painting, costume contests, arts and crafts, and more.

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Adorn a Microphone

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Kids to decorate their own iconic microphone with color, gems, sequins and creativity.

S FREE Family Film Festival

615-451-9500 ncgmovies.com All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin; Fri - Sun 9:30 a.m. Catch a complimentary familyfriendly flick on a first-come, first-served basis.

N FREE Fifth

Annual Fall Fest

615-889-2941 fallfestatthehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Art, music, history and children’s activities including a musical petting zoo, Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck, face painting and more.

N Grand Ole Opry

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

W FREE Greater

Murfreesboro Kennel Club Show

615-895-3784 | gmkc.org All ages. Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin; 9 a.m. Held in Williamson County, the show features more than 800 dogs representing 100 breeds.

N Green Door Fall Fest

615-942-7169 greendoorgourmet.com All ages. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $15 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12,

free ages 5 & younger. Farmer Jason and Mr. Steve perform, plus a petting zoo, balloon artists, a magic show, farm games, a pumpkin patch, 50+ artisans/vendors and more.

6211 Patton Road, Arrington; Sat 4 - 8 p.m., Sun 2 - 6 p.m. Enjoy live bluegrass and jazz music in two different settings on the property.

Honeysuckle Hill Fall Festival

615-936-5254 nashvillechalkfest.com All ages. Centennial Park (back of park near train), 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. A street-painting festival featuring professional artists and family activities like inflatables, balloon artists and entertainment.

615-382-7593 honeysucklehillfarm.com All ages. Honeysuckle Hill Farm, 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield; 12 - 6 p.m.; $14.95 ages 3+. Farm fun includes the Charles Esten corn maze, animal encounters, zip lining, pig races, the pumpkin patch and more. Runs through Nov. 4.

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615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 12 - 5 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Visit the pumpkin patch, explore the corn maze adventure and enjoy more than 70 other farm activities. Continues through Oct. 29.

W FREE Music in the Vines

615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com All ages. Arrington Vineyards,

N FREE Nashville Chalk Fest

FREE Predators’ Day at the Y

931-647-2376 ymcamidtn.org/clarksville All ages. Clarksville Area YMCA, 260 Hillcrest Drive, Clarksville; 12 - 2 p.m. Enjoy street hockey and hockey-centric games with the Nashville Predators.

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615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 1 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. A certified instructor leads an all-levels yoga class in the gardens.

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Honeysuckle Hill Farm’s Fall Festival runs through Saturday, Nov. 4 — Fri 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. & Sun 12 - 6 p.m. Activities include a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo and more. Honeysuckle hosts two special events on Saturday, Oct. 28: Trick-or-Treat Fest and Halloween Movie Night. Also home to Scream Creek Haunted Woods for big kids. Visit honeysucklehillfarm.com to learn more.

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10.95 ages 6+, $4.95 ages 5 and younger; $2 planetarium show; Discounted admission applies to arrivals prior to 9:45 a.m., regular rates apply thereafter. Breakfast, a planetarium show and a storytime activity.

W FREE Hike with a Naturalist

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 11 a.m. Hit the trails with a naturalist at Fairview’s Bowie Park.

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townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 4:30 p.m. Make crafts, experience nature, meet animals and more.

R SPARK!

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $2 plus $8 gate admission. Stories and activities for tots.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:15 - 11 a.m.; $3. Learn the basic techniques of tumbling.

TUE 3 N FREE Bellevue Adventure Club

615-862-5854 nashvillepubliclibrary.org Grades K - 4. Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville; 4 p.m. Crafts, activities, games and more.

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W FREE Building

Better Social Skills for Your Child or Teen (Register)

615-507-3242 curreyingram.org Adults. Currey Ingram Academy, 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood; 12 - 1:30 p.m. Learn how different disorders like ADHS, autism or learning differences contribute to social skills difficulties in kids.

R Busy Bees

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

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Nashville’s World Music Night

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $20 - $30. International music and dance performers.

N FREE College

Planning Workshop (Register)

615-485-2280 Adults. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6 p.m. Peak College Planning hosts this workshop on how to select the best college, how to lower costs, why you need help with the FASFA, how your family contribution is calculated and more.

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in the Courtyard

615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org All ages. Nashville Public Library Robinson Courtyard, 615 Church St., Nashville; 11:45 a.m. Mike Farris performs gospel and blues.

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, Oct. 1.

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R Homeschool PE:

Champions Workout (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 4 - 18. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 a.m.; $2. Learn how to become champions just like famous football players.

N Homeschool Science Lyceum (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/lyceum Grades K - 8. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Grades K - 2 from 12 12:45 p.m.; grades 3 - 5 from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.; grades 6 - 8 from 3 - 3:45 p.m.; $5 members, $7.50 non-member kids in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Explore chemistry, physics and anatomy.

W Knee-High Naturalist: Batty for Bats (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/child pair, $7 each additional person. Learn about the misunderstood flying mammals.

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Tue - Fri 3:30 p.m.; $8. Explore all-things scientific by learning through discovery. Topics include liquid nitrogen, visible light and reptiles.

N FREE Night Hike (Register)

615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 6:30 - 8 p.m. The moonlight illuminates the way on this guided hike through the park’s trails.

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tory Open House Day (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tours and a peek at the giant telescope.

W FREE Puppet Powwow

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org Ages 18 months - 12 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 10:30 a.m. A naturebased puppet show

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N Tuesdays for Tots 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($20 adults, $13 ages 3 -17). Creative fun for preschoolers.

R Water Polo

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

N Mutemath

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $25 - $35. A night of alternative rock with guest Colony House.

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Adventure Science Center Nashville Every Monday adventuresci.org Ages 3 - 5 can have breakfast, then experience a planetarium show and storytime activity.

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Brentwood Library Every Thursday brentwood-tn.org/library Ages 9 months - 4 years can enjoy playful tactile experiences that are educational in nature. Registration required. FREE!

NASHVILLE BALLET STORYTIME: LITTLE CLOUD Various libraries Oct. 2 - 25 nashvilleballet.com

Nashville Ballet presents an interactive experience based on the beloved Eric Carle book, Little Cloud. Kids will learn how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies. FREE!

PJ MASKS LIVE!

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sunday, Oct. 22 ryman.com Characters from the animated TV series leap to life on stage, taking little ones on an interactive musical journey.

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NEW TO DO! The brand-new player in town this season is The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience.

LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND FOR YOU: A bumper crop of new family fun for October! From brandspankin’ new happenings to updates at tried-and-true faves, mark your calendars for an awesome autumn! DAVIDSON COUNTY New ticket prices for Nashville Zoo’s BOO AT THE ZOO taking place Oct. 13 - 15, 20 - 22 and 26 - 29 this year: Admission is $13 members, $16 non-members for any night except Saturdays — those nights are $1 more. Visit nashvillezoo.org ... BOOVILLE NASHVILLE returns to Nashville

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Shores every Saturday and Sunday this month. It’s friendly for all ages. New this year are costume contests taking place at 2 p.m. each day. The winner gets two 2018 Nashville Shores season passes! Other new features include the Scarecrow Alley Hayride, Human Hamster Wheel, Tangled Up Spider Climb and more. Visit boovillenashville.com ... New activities for kids this

year at the CELEBRATE NASHVILLE CULTURAL FESTIVAL include Tennessee symbol craft making with Kidsville. Children can also have fun dressing up in costumes from the Metro Parks Theater Department. Visit celebratenashville. org ... Check out the Mum Tree at CHEEKWOOD (1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville) during Cheekwood Harvest, running through Sunday, Oct. 29.

The 15-foot-tall tree frame is bursting with orange chrysanthemums surrounded by purple blooms. Visit cheekwood.org ... The COMMUNITY TRICK-OR-TREAT at Belle Meade Plantation on Sunday, Oct. 22 includes games and a costume contest for prizes this season. Visit bellemeadeplantation. com ... This year’s FALL FEST AT THE HERMITAGE on Sunday, Oct. 1

features 52 new vendors as well as an art project collaboration with Nashville Repertory Theatre. Visit thehermitage.com ... Nashville’s newest fall attraction is at Fontanel Oct. 12 - 29. THE GLOW: A JACK O’LANTERN EXPERIENCE features more than 5,000 professionally carved pumpkins creating illuminated landscapes and figures, even at 16-foot-tall dinosaur!


THINGS TO DO Get your advance tickets at theglowjackolantern. com ... GREEN DOOR GOURMET’S annual Fall Fest is Sunday, Oct. 1. Kids can enjoy farm games and lots of other activities. This year, Farmer Jason and Mr. Steve perform for kids, and The WannaBeatles are the headliners. Visit greendoorgourmet. com ... HAUNTED MUSEUM at the Tennessee State Museum on Saturday, Oct. 21 includes a new feature along the “ghost trail” this year: a re-enactor as Nashville’s co-founder James Robertson will practice medicine as it was in frontier times. Visit tnmuseum.org ... Head over to Centennial Park on Saturday, Oct. 14 for the inaugural KIDSVILLE FAMILY FESTIVAL from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. It features live music, tons of handson kids’ activities, local vendors and more, including Blooma Nashville’s Bellyrama activities. Visit kidsvilleonline.org ... The 38th Annual OKTOBERFEST runs four days this year, Oct. 5 - 8.New in the kids’ zone is Germantown’s first Ferris wheel. Visit thenashvilleoktoberfest. com.

MAURY COUNTY MILLERS THRILLERS celebrates 10 years this season! The all-ages Zombie Paintball Hayride trailers feature new sounds and lights for a party atmosphere, and there are new scenes along the course. The Haunted Woods (for big kids only) features more trails with new monsters

plus an expansion to the creepy Clown Town 3D Maze. Visit millersthrillers. net.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY This year’s GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL at the Discovery Center (502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro) on Thursday, Oct. 26 celebrates The LEGO Movie with handson activities and costume contests. Visit explorethedc. org ... The LUCKY LADD FARMS corn maze boasts a Nashville Predators theme this year. Visit luckyladdfarms.com ... The P.A.W.S. Adoption Wagon will be at RUTHERFORD PARENT’S FALL KIDS FEST on Saturday, Oct. 21. Also, new on the stage this year is a preview performance of Cirque Dreams Holidaze that’s part of Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas” celebration. While there, kids can submit their creations to the CDH Costume Contest (see page 23). Visit nashvilleparent.com ... SMYRNA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER hosts Fright Nights Oct. 13 - 14 from 6 - 10 p.m. Games, haunted tours and other spooky fun are sure to be a hoot. From 6 - 8 p.m. it’s tame for little ones, but gets scary for older kids from 8 - 10 p.m. Visit townofsmyrna.org.

Caldwell Drive). Clown costumes are prohibited this year except on very young children. Also new this year is storytelling. Visit goodlettsvilleparks.com ... RiverGate Mall has a new Halloween event this year: JACK O’LANTERN JUBILEE. It’s Sunday, Oct. 22 and features games, pumpkin decorating (first 250 kids), live animals, face painting, character meet and greets and more. Visit rivergate-mall.com ... Aside from all the kid fun at the PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL at The Streets of Indian Lake on Saturday, Oct. 14, you can also purchase a variety of fall produce this year. Visit streetsofindianlake.com.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY Take a ride in a Monster Truck at the COUNTRY HAM FESTIVAL in Spring Hill on Saturday, Oct. 7. The fest is free,

but the truck rides are $5 per person. Visit countryhamfest.com ... EAST BRENTWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S FALL FEST on Saturday, Oct. 28 features a friendly haunted barn tour this year, along with lots of other free activities. Visit eastbrentwoodpc.com ... Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary retools its ENCHANTED FOREST outing this year on Saturday, Oct. 28. There are four Enchanted Forest Adventure Times (10:15 & 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 & 1:15 p.m.). They include guided walks with animal encounters, hayrides, face painting and more. Visit owlshill.org ... The Kids’ Zone expands at this year’s GRASSLAND GALLOP at Grassland Middle School in Franklin on Saturday, Oct. 21. After the race, children can enjoy free face painting, costume contests, Halloween goodie bags and

pumpkin painting. Visit raceroster.com/events/ 2017/13673/grasslandgallop ... Bowie Nature Park offers a trick-or-treating alternative this year. It’s HALLOWEEN NIGHT HIKE on Tuesday, Oct. 31 takes place from 6:30 - 8 p.m. All ages can play games and participate in activities with spider, owl and bat themes. It’s free, but you need to register. Visit bowiepark.org.

WILSON COUNTY There’s a new Scarecrow Contest at this year’s HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK in Mt. Juliet on Saturday, Oct. 21. The contest is open to individuals, groups, organizations and businesses. There will be first- and second-place prizes. Registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 14. Visit mjparksandrec.org.

SUMNER COUNTY Goodlettsville’s HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK is Saturday, Oct. 28 at Moss-Wright Park (745

This year’s corn maze at Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville pays homage to the Nashville Predators — can you spot the catfish? The farm’s fall festival runs through Sunday, Oct. 29, boasting a bevy of activities for your entire family. Visit luckyladdfarms.com.

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615-889-3060 ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $25 $30. A night of country music.

615-566-5187 musiccityarchery.com Ages 7+. Music City Archery, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.; $16. Archery instruction with a game.

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615-889-2941 thehermitage.com Ages 12+. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35. Hear ghost stories about the Battle of New Orleans, the Bell Witch and General Jackson.

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

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OCTOBER Private School Open Houses — a special advertising section —

BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY (Lower: 150 Franklin Road, Franklin; Middle/Upper: 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin; 615-794-3501; battlegroundacademy.org/education-elevated) K - 4 is Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Grades 5 - 12 is Sunday, Oct. 29 from 2 - 4 p.m. Register at the website ... CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY (2323-A Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 615-373-9550; cpalions.org) Campus tours for parents and student shadow days for grades 3 - 12 available by appointment; fill out the inquiry form at the website ... FATHER RYAN HIGH SCHOOL (700 Norwood Drive, Nashville; 615-383-4200; fatherryan.org) Sunday, Oct. 22 from 12 - 4 p.m. ... GOODPASTURE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (619 Due West Ave., Madison; 615-868-2600; goodpasture.org) Monday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. ... LINDEN WALDORF SCHOOL (3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 615-354-0270; lindenwaldorf.org) Windows on Waldorf tours for parents are Oct. 4 & 25 from 9 - 11 a.m. ... MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (4001 Harding Road, Nashville; 615-298-5514; montgomergybell.edu) Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. ... OAK HILL SCHOOL (4815 Franklin Road, Nashville; 615-297-6544; oakhillschool.org) Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ... ST. CECILIA ACADEMY (4210 Harding Pike, Nashville; 615-298-4525; stcecilia.edu) Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

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R Wild Things

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

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

W FREE Kids’ Hour

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Students at Goodpasture Christian School.

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $20 - $155. A night of dream pop music with guest Perfume Genius.

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

W Knee-High Naturalist: Batty for Bats (Register)

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

W FREE Let’s Get Crafty

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 4 - 5 p.m. Enjoy craft projects.

W Music City Roots

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

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N FREE 38th Annual Oktoberfest

615-205-2500 thenashvilleoktoberfest.com All ages. Historic Germantown, 1226 Seventh Ave. N., Nashville; Thu 5 - 10 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Live music, German food, polka dancing, a street full of kids’ activities, Germantown’s first Ferris wheel, arts and crafts, and more.

N Beethoven’s Fifth

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $22 - $145. Classical music with the Nashville Symphony.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N FREE Musical Petting Zoo

countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Green Hills Branch Library, 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Kids can explore instruments. (please turn the page)

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615-350-7200 ozartsnashville.org All ages. OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger. Tracy Silverman and the Vanderbilt University Orchestra perform an electric violin concerto.

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

Children can enjoy a variety of inflatable slides, games and other activities at the 38th Annual Oktoberfest in historic Germantown, Oct. 5 - 8.

R FREE Creative

Writing: Ghost Stories (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10 - 17. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Thursdays, Oct. 5 - 26 from 5 - 6 p.m.; free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year). Learn tips and techniques for creating original, spooky tales.

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615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Taking inspiration from Shania Twain’s style, design and decorate fancy gloves.

R Family Kayak Float (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1 p.m.; $15.

N FREE Mini-ARTlab

Paddle down the Stones River. All equipment provided. Dropin location depends on water level.

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org Ages 11 - 18. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 3 - 4 p.m. Artist Beth Reitmeyer leads kids in this exercise through geometric forms as inspiration for potential sculptures.

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See Wednesday, Nov. 4.

N FREE Harvest Moon Night Hike (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 7 - 8:30 p.m. Listen for owls, coyotes and the last of summer’s insects.

N Head Over Heels

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 53.

W FREE It Looks Like Play (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.org/library Ages 9 months - 4 years. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11 a.m. Tactile experiences for little hands and minds include mixing, pouring, tearing, squishing and more.

with Beth Reitmeyer (Register)

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org/artlab Ages 11 - 18. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Dabble in basic geometric forms as inspiration for potential sculptures.

N Nashville

House Concert

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25. Ashley McBryde, Tom Mabe and other artists perform.

N Opry

Country Classics

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $38 - $68. A celebrity host shares stories and songs with special guests.

R Pumpkin

Capers (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 3 - 5. Smyrna Outdoor

Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 a.m.; $2. Learn about the interesting fruit, make a craft and enjoy pumpkin treats.

R FREE Strollercoasters

615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages birth - 5 years. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. Walk the greenway with your tots, then enjoy stay and play activities at Kids’ Castle.

W FREE Teen Anime Club

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

N Tosca

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N Way Late Play

Date: Pixar (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/waylate Ages 21+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $25 members, $35 non-members. Explore science inspired by Pixar’s animated films with beer and other fun.

N Willy Wonka

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

R Youth Volleyball

615-907-2251 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 9 - 17. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3. Develop and refine skills like bumping, setting and spiking.

FRI 6 N FREE 38th Annual Oktoberfest

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

N Al Menah Shrine Circus

615-226-7766 nashvilleshrinecircus.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m., 3 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 & 6 p.m.; $8 - $25. Human and animal performers join forces to bring you threering circus fun.

N Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

615-889-3060 | ryman.com Ages 12+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $67 - $107. The late night talk show host and journalist interview each other and take questions from the audience.

N ARTlab with Beth Reitmeyer (Register)

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org Ages 11 - 14. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 - 6 p.m.; $25 members, $30 non-members. Plan, engineer and construct geometric sculptures that will glow and sparkle.

N Beethoven’s Fifth See Thursday, Oct. 5.

N FREE Bells Bend

Night Hike (Register)

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 8:30 p.m. Explore and listen for animals during a nighttime trek.

R Carrie the Musical

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N Creative Zone:

Glamorous Gloves

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

N Ed Sheeran

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.50 - $190. A night of folk/pop music. (please turn the page)

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Children can listen to historic ghost stories and will receive prizes as they follow along the ghost trail. Those attending the Haunted Museum event are invited to wear costumes and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Museum Ghost Walk with Scary Stories, Fun Activities, and Snacks! Wear your Halloween Costume!

On Saturdays, parking is free at the state employee parking lots to the west of the State Capitol. More information can be found on the museum’s website at www.tnmuseum.org.

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Saturday • October 21 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for the museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum. It is a FREE event with lots of surprises!


THINGS TO DO S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Family Program: Beginner Fiddle Workshop

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 - 11 a.m. & 11:15 11:45 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Alan Jackson’s fiddle player, Ryan Joseph, teaches kids beginning techniques and a few simple songs.

N Frist Exhibit Opening

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. World War I and American Arts examines ways in which American artists reacted to the first World War. It runs through Jan. 21, 2018.

along with fried fish, fireworks, corn hole tournaments, a Ferris wheel and more.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 3.

R KidFIT: Twist and

N STS9

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 5 p.m.; $25 - $122. A night of electronica music.

R Toddler Time

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

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

N FREE Mini-ARTlab

R FREE Wilderness

Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 3.

N Love, Loss and What I Wore

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org Ages 11 - 18. Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Artist Beth Reitmeyer leads kids in this exercise through geometric forms as inspiration for potential sculptures.

Awareness Workshop

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 6+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5:30 p.m. Learn campground etiquette and Leave No Trace outdoor ethics. This workshop is a requirement prior to camping at Barfield.

N Ghost Tours at The

W FREE Bike Bowie

wirtgengolfclassic.com Adults. Hermitage Golf Course, 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 1 p.m.; $350. Tee up to raise money for the T.J. Martell Foundation. Cocktails, dinner and awards follow.

R Blue Raiders

Charity Golf Classic

Hermitage (Register)

See Friday, Oct. 6.

W Bluebird

N FREE 38th Annual Oktoberfest

See Thrusday, Oct. 5

Shrine Circus

W American Girl Doll

Hair Salon Spectacular (Register)

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

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

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Head Over Heels See Thursday, Oct 5.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

W Arena Polo

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

International Cup

615-800-2268 franklinpolo.com All ages. Harlinsdale Farm TSC Arena, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 3 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 10 & younger. USA takes on South Africa. Also enjoy music, halftime challenges, kids’ activities and more.

N Kid Rock’s Third Annual Fish Fry

Football

N Al Menah

SAT 7

Encounters

N Grand Ole Opry

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Grab a mountain bike and hit the trails for a scavenger hunt.

615-898-5261 goblueraiders.com All ages. Floyd Stadium, 1500 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro; 2 p.m.; $18 - $24. Cheer for the MTSU Blue Raiders during their homecoming game against Florida International University.

R FREE Animal

See Wednesday, Nov. 4.

615-724-1600 fontanel.com All ages. Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; Fri 4 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.; $45 $125. Live music by Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson and others

N Wirtgen American

on the Mountain

800-745-3000 dyer.vanderbilt.edu All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; $135 per carload of eight. Enjoy a night of local singer/songwriters performing outside. Tickets go on sale on the first of the month prior.

N Booville Nashville See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Bryant

Fleming Day

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Learn about the landscape architect who brought the Cheek’s vision of a grand home to life.

N FREE Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival

celebratenashville.org All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Enjoy Nashville’s diversity with live performances, food vendors, hands-on kids’ activities, a marketplace and more.

N Beethoven’s Fifth See Thursday, Oct. 5.

There are kids’ activities galore at the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival at Centennial Park on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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N Cheekwood

W Fall Fairyland

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Visions From Above: The Life and Works of William Edmondson is a tribute to the 80th anniversary of the artist’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. On exhibit through Nov. 12.

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1 - 3 p.m.; $10 ages 3+. Collect natural materials or purchase items with “fairy gold” at the Gnome Depot, then create a dwelling for a fairy or elf.

Exhibit Opening

N Cheekwood

Exhibit Opening

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Estates of Elegance explores the process of creating an American Country Place Era estate. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21, 2018.

(Register)

R Family Campout (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 5 - 12. An overnight experience in the park includes campfire fun, night hikes, owl prowls, games, kids’ activities and more. Gear available upon request.

S FREE Family Film Festival

W FREE Country

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

countryhamfest.com All ages. Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, 804 Branann Hughes Cir., Spring Hill; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, hog-calling competitions, Monster Truck and hot air balloon rides, food and more.

N Family Program:

Ham Festival

N Creative Zone:

Glamorous Gloves

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

N Ed Sheeran

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.50 - $190. A night of folk/pop music.

N FREE Fall

Book Frenzy

615-321-8000 | usn.org All ages. USN’s Cheek Gymnasium, 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Find great deals on new and gently used books and media. The $5 bag sale starts at 2 p.m.

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Leathercraft Workshop

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Examine hand-decorated leather goods before making your own custom leather bracelet.

N FREE First

Saturday Art Crawl

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

N Full Moon Zip Tour (Register)

615-297-2250 adventureworks.com Ages 6+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs; 8,

8:15 & 8:30 p.m.; $65. Soar through the air on nine zip lines under the light of the full moon.

S FREE Gallatin

Main Street Festival

615-452-5692 downtowngallatin.com All ages. Downtown Gallatin; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Live music, a barbecue cook-off, children’s activities, craft vendors and more.

N Ghost Tours at The Hermitage (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register)

homedepot.com Ages 5 - 12. Find a location at the website; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a firehouse bank.

N Kid Rock’s Third Annual Fish Fry

See Friday, Oct. 6.

R Kids & Teens Cake Decorating (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net Ages 6 - 14. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $55. Decorate a two-layer cake while learning the fundamentals of frosting.

R FREE LEGO

Junior Makers

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

W Livingston Taylor

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $29 - $44. A night of pop music.

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A Cheekwood Harvest Scarecrow.

>> Add to your must list this month. 29TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS Nashville Public Library Oct. 13 - 15 humanitiestennessee.org

Celebrate the written word! This year’s festival brings more than 200 authors to Music City. There’s also storytelling and children’s entertainment.

38TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFESET

Historic Germantown Oct. 5 - 8 thenashvilleoktoberfest.com The kids’ area is bigger and better this year with the inclusion of Germantown’s first Ferris wheel. Feast on German eats and take in lots of entertainment. FREE!

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST Cheekwood, Nashville Thru Saturday, Oct. 29 cheekwood.org

This annual fall celebration features autumn flowers, a giant pumpkin patch, live music, scarecrows and special programs on weekends.

HAUNTED

Track One, Nashville Oct. 20 - 22 hauntedproject.com This parents’ night out offering is a collaboration of music, dance and immersive art installations inspired by the nation’s deadliest train crash that happened right here in Nashville.

VEILS AND VESPERS

Belmont UMC, Nashville Oct. 13 - 17 intersectionmusic.org Intersection Music Ensemble presents this six-hour musical experience that you can do all at one time or in segments during the course of five days.


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THINGS TO DO Sale Excursion Train

615-244-9001 | tcry.org All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $21 - $75. Ride the rails to Watertown where you can shop at one of Middle Tennessee’s biggest yard sales.

N FREE Misunder-

stood: A Collection by Adam Hale

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m. The opening reception for an exhibit showcasing interpretations of monster characters iconic this time of year. The exhibit runs through the end of the month.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N PRINT IT: Fidget

Spinners Lab (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs Ages 10 - 18. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Ages 10 14 from 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; ages 15 - 18 from 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.; $12 members, $15 non-members plus gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Explore the basics of 3D printing technologies and their real-world applications.

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

N FREE Sixth Annual Artisan Craft Fair

615-883-8944 All ages. Hermitage Presbyterian Church, 421 Highland View Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Live entertainment, inflatables, kids’ activities, crafts and a silent auction.

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Special Needs Jump

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

R Superhero Training Class (Register)

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 6. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.; $3. Kick, punch, run, jump, roll and get yourself into shape.

N TajMo

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $45 - $95. A night of blues and R&B.

N Tau Phi

Cowboy Show

lipscomb.edu/sga/cowboyshow All ages. Lipscomb University’s Collins Auditorium, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $10. A rootin’ tootin’, honky tonkin’ country music show featuring contemporary hits and throwbacks from the early days.

N FREE Zoom In,

Zoom Out (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks Ages 8+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1 - 2:30 p.m. A nature journaling program focusing on fall wildflowers.

SUN 8 N FREE 38th Annual Oktoberfest

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

N Al Menah Shrine Circus

See Friday, Oct. 6.

N Booville Nashville See Sunday, Oct. 1.

R FREE Dubfest

wolfsburgtn.wixsite.com/ mysite All ages. Veterans Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shop vendors and gaze at some of Germany’s most famous automobiles.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

R From Tennessee to

Oz: The Amazing Saga of Judy Garland’s Family (Register)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Oct. 13 - 22 | Ages 12+

THEATER & DANCE

N Mile Long Yard

615-646-9977 | mltarts.com

Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Take a trip down the rabbit hole.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Oct. 31 - Nov. 5 | All ages 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Broadway Series at 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. $33 - $78. A musical about an American solider, a French girl and a yearning for a postwar new beginning.

THE BAD SEED | Oct. 13 - 29 Ages 12+ | 615-847-0934

lakewoodtheatreco.com

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. A stage thriller about a scary little girl.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Oct. 12 - Nov. 4 | Ages 14+ 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Nashville Rep at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Wed - Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. $57.50 - $72.50. An irreverent rock musical based on the seventh president.

CARRIE THE MUSICAL Oct. 6 - 22 | 615-904-2787

boroarts.org | Ages 13+

615-322-4653 vucommodores.com All ages. Dudley Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 12 a.m.; $65. Versus Georgia.

615-893-0022 oaklandsmansion.org All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 2 p.m.; $20. Author Michelle Russell discusses Judy Garland’s paternal ancestry.

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. A stage version of Stephen King’s tale about a girl with telekinetic powers.

R Wetland Walk

N Japanese Moon

townecentretheatre.com

N Vanderbilt

Commodores Football

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2:30 p.m.; $8. A guided stroll through the Murfree Spring Wetland.

Viewing Celebration

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 4 - 9 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. A moonlit experience including a tea ceremony demonstration, interactive activities, lantern-lit tours and more. (daily events continue on page 55)

FOOLS | Oct. 20 - Nov. 4 Ages 12+ | 615-221-1174 Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood. Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $20 adults, $16 students. Neil Simon’s comedy about a village curse that renders everyone stupid.


SOUTHERN FRIED FUNERAL

Oct. 26 - Nov. 18 | Ages 12+ 615-646-9977 | chaffinsbarntheatre.com Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu - Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. $60 adults, $30 students, $18 ages 5 - 11. A bighearted comedy about family — Southern style.

SOUTH PACIFIC | Oct. 12 - 28 | Ages 10+ 615-883-8375 | thelarrykeetontheatre.org

The Larry Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $18 - $30 adults, $15 - $20 ages 12 & younger. This Rodgers & Hammerstein musical explores racial prejudice.

TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING

Oct. 13 - 15 | All ages 615-867-7244 | murfreesborotn.gov/parks See An American in Paris at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Oct. 31 - Nov. 5.

FUN HOME |Oct. 10 - 15 | Ages 13+ 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

Broadway Series at 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. $27 $72. A musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

HAUNTED

Oct. 20 - 22 | Ages 18+ hauntedproject.com

Actors Bridge, abrasiveMedia & FALL at Track One, 1211 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville. Fri - Sat 7 & 9 p.m., Sun 5 & 7 p.m. $30. Music, dance and immersive art installations inspired by the nation’s deadliest train crash at Dutchman’s Curve in Nashville.

LIZZIE BORDEN WITH THE RAVEN

Oct. 26 - 28 | Ages 18+ 615-782-4040 | nashvilleballet.com

Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $28 - $70. A ballet about the famous axe murders of 1892 along with the world premiere of a work based on Edgar Alan Poe’s dark poem. Contains nudity and adult themes.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Oct. 6 - 21 | Ages 12+ act1online.com

Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. A series of monologues on women’s relationships and wardrobes.

The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $7.50 adults, $6 ages 4 -17. Perform Murfreesboro presents Judy Blume’s tale of a fourth grader and his pesky little brother, Fudge.

TOSCA |Oct. 5 & 7 | Ages 10+

615-782-4040 | nashvilleopera.org

Nashville Opera at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Thu 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., $26 - $99. Puccini’s most popular Italian masterpiece.

WILDERNESS |Oct. 20 - 21 | Ages 14+ 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org

En Garde Arts at OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 8 p.m. $55. A theatrical piece about six kids standing on the brink of emotional chaos.

HEAD OVER HEELS |Oct. 5 - 6 | Ages 12+

MAMMA MIA | Thru Oct. 21 | Ages 12+

TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m. $40.50 - $55. Lolita Snipes’ comical journey about finding love.

615-646-9977 | chaffinsbarntheatre.com

WILLY WONKA |Oct. 5 - 8 | All ages 615-599-5314 bravocreativeartscenter.com

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu - Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. $60 adults, $30 students, $18 ages 5 - 11. Featuring the music of ABBA, a teen searches for her birth father on a Greek island.

Bravo Creative Arts Center at Father Ryan Center for the Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville. Thu 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $12. A musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Thu, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.; Sat - Sun 2 p.m. plus Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. (homeschool show).; $20 adults, $15 youth. A flipper-flapping musical that speaks to the power of ingenuity.

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger. The adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger.

615-782-4040 | tpac.org

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Oct. 27 - Nov. 12 | Ages 10+ 615-332-7529 | circleplayers.net

Circle Players at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 ($10 on Thursdays). Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and being a hero.

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Oct. 21 - Nov. 11 | All ages 615-300-0374 | belcourt.org

Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. Sat 10 a.m. $10 adults, $8 ages 12 & younger. Special effects, audience participation and a unique spin on a classic fairy tale.

Oct. 26 - Dec. 3 | All ages 615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org

Oct. 27 - Nov. 5 | All ages 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org

RUMORS | Oct. 13 - 28 | Ages 12+ 615-791-5007 | pull-tight.com

Pull-Tight Theater, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $18 adults, $12 students. Neil Simon’s outrageous comedy. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Make

W FREE Music

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

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

Letterpress Art

in the Vines

N FREE Predators’ Day at the Y

615-373-9622 ymcamidtn.org/brentwood All ages. Brentwood Family YMCA, 8207 Concord Road,

Brentwood; 12 - 2 p.m. Enjoy street hockey and hockey-centric games with the Nashville Predators.

W FREE The

Sunday Market

thesundaymarketfranklin.com All ages. The Factory at Franklin Outdoor Shed, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop locally made items, listen to live music and learn about the non-profit of the month.

W Walk in the Park

Millers Thrillers

Zombie Paintball’s for everyone, but beware ... the Haunted Woods is for big kids ONLY! Of all the spook spots in Middle Tennessee, Millers Thrillers is our hands-down favorite. Celebrating 10 years this season, the Zombie Paintball Hayride is suitable for young children. The trailers have been upgraded with a party theme, and new areas along the excursion provide ample shooting targets. The Haunted Woods leg of the attraction is for older kids only. It’s a legit fright! The Entertainment Zone is fun for all ages with the zombie drumline, fire performers, jugglers, storytellers and the cool light show. Millers Thrillers is located at 1431 Carters Creek Pike in Columbia. Hours are Fri - Sat 7 - 11 p.m. (opens at 6 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 21 & 28) and 7 - 10 p.m. on Halloween night. Tickets are $20 per attraction or $30 for both. Entertainment Zone only is $5. Get 75 additional paint balls for $10 (you’ll want them). Lines get long, so get there early or buy a Slash Pass to get you to the front of the crowd. Visit millersthrillers.net.

N FREE Fall in Love

N Early Explorers

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Drop in to discover bird banding research, embark on bird hikes and participate in other bird activities.

See Monday, Oct. 2.

N Golf Ball

615-343-4000 rmhcnashville.com Adults. Hillwood Country Club, 6201 Valley Road, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $350. Tee up to raise money for Nashville’s Ronald McDonald House. Includes, breakfast, lunch, cocktails and auction.

brentwoodgreenspace.org All ages. Marcella Vivnette Smith Park, 1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood; 2 - 5 p.m.; $25 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger. Explore the trails at your own pace. Proceeds benefit amenities and park improvements.

W FREE Nature

N Yoga in

R SPARK!

the Gardens

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

MON 9 R FREE Adoption 101

(Registration Required)

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

R After-School Art

615-867-7244 murfreesborotn.gov/parks First grade & higher. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3. Study an artist then create a project based on the lesson.

R FREE Costuming 102 (Register)

For a complete list of 2017 haunted houses, ghost tours and other spook spots, go to nashvilleparent.com/2017haunted-tours.

($25/year). Learn costuming techniques.

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10 - 17. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Monday,s Oct. 9 - 30 from 5 - 6 p.m.; free with Perform Murfreesboro membership

Strollers

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org Ages 18 months - 5 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 11 a.m. A fun morning for tots in Fairview.

See Monday, Oct. 2.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Oct. 2.

TUE 10 N FREE Bellevue Adventure Club

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N FREE Concert

in the Courtyard

615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org All ages. Nashville Public Library Robinson Courtyard, 615 Church St., Nashville; 11:45 a.m. Riders in the Sky perform comedy and music.

W Fall Color

with Fall Birds

N Fun Home

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Nashville Predators

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $210. Versus Philadelphia Flyers.

W Parent & Me Paint Night (Register)

615-790-5719, ext. 2010 wcparksandrec.com Ages 5 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 6 - 8 p.m.; $20 per adult/child pair. Paint a pair of canvasses that fit together.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Oct. 2.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

WED 11 W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Hike (Register)

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org Adults. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road S., Brentwood; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $7. Follow the progression of fall colors during a guided trek. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO W Color Wheels

R FREE Nature

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Ages 5 - 11. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 1 - 4 p.m.; $60. Two creative afternoons full of painting, drawing, sculpting and more.

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. Build a fort, play in the water, climb, crawl and get dirty with activities like mud painting, clay sculpting, chalk art and more.

R Discover Art:

N FREE Stayin’ Alive:

615-867-7244 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 - 11 a.m.; $3. Make paintbrushes out of natural materials, then paint with them.

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks Ages 6 - 12. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn outdoor skills like starting a campfire and whittling sticks.

N Ghost Tours at The

W Tech Kidz: Stop-

School’s Out Art Workshop (Register)

Nature Paintbrushes (Register)

Hermitage (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R Homeschool Creativity Class

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

Play Day

Basic Wilderness Skills (Register)

Motion Animation (Register)

615-887-0510 wcparksandrec.com Ages 5 - 11. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $75. Use clay, LEGOs, whiteboards, cutouts and more to create stop-motion animation in this two-day class.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

R KidFIT: Movers and

See Monday, Oct. 2.

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R Wild Things

R KidFIT: Twist and

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Shakers (Register)

Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

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

W Music City Roots See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

(Register)

Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Taking inspiration from hats on display, kids can make their own paper cowboy hat designs.

N FREE Fall Bird

Banding (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about the center’s banding operation and why it helps migrants.

N Ghost Tours at The

THU 12 N Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N Creative Zone: Cowboy Hats

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222

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Take a festive spin on the Nashville Zoo’s carousel during Boo at the Zoo. Opening night for this family favorite for all ages is Friday, Oct. 13.

Hermitage (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

N Igudesman & Joo: BIG Nightmare Music

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $21 - $73. A night of comedy, classical music and pop culture with Nashville Symphony.

W FREE It Looks Like Play (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

R FREE McFadden

N Opry

615-893-1802 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 5 - 8 p.m. Carnival games, “Haunted Hallways,” food, a DJ, moon bounce and more.

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

Fall Fest

W Melissa

Manchester

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $46 - $66. A night of pop music.

N Nashville Predators

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $210. Versus the Dallas Stars.

N FREE Nature Build (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 11 a.m. Gather natural items from the woods to play and build with at the center.

Country Classics

R FREE Science Cafe: Robots, Spaceships and Greeblies

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m. Chris Lee, one of the first Stormtroopers of the Star Wars costuming group The 501st Legion, leads a discussion on building your dream.

N South Pacific

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N FREE Spider

Spotting (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Hike through the forest in search of arachnids.

R FREE Strollercoasters

See Thursday, Oct. 5.


THINGS TO DO N FREE Tellin’ Tales

615-210-8819 | vsatn.org All ages. Country Music Association, 35 Music Square E., Nashville; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; $10. An evening of storytelling featuring Estelle Condra, Cynthia Watkins and Lori Kissinger.

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

203-900-5055 theglowjackolantern.com All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; Thru Oct. 29: 6:45 p.m. 9:30 p.m. tonight (times vary); $22 adults, $16 ages 3 - 12. An enchanted wonderland of more than 5,000 illuminated carved pumpkins creating scenes and landscapes.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N Wine and Swine

wineandswine.eventscff.org Adults. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $75. This Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser includes a pork-based tasting competition, local food, beer and wine, live music and more.

R Youth Volleyball See Thursday, Oct. 5.

FRI 13 N FREE 29th Annual Southern Festival of Books

humanitiestennessee.org All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; Fri & Sun 12 - 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This celebration of the written word features 200 authors and sessions, 60 exhibitors, storytelling and children’s entertainment.

R Alice

in Wonderland

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N ARTlab with Beth

N FREE Family Hike

N Full Moon

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org Ages 15 - 18. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 4 - 8 p.m.; $25 members, $30 non-members. Plan, engineer and construct geometric sculptures that glow and sparkle.

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks Ages 6+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Cornelia Fort Trailhead for a guided walk to view birds and trees.

N Boo at the Zoo

N Family Program:

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

Reitmeyer (Register)

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org Ages 12 & younger. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; Thru Oct. 29: Fri & Sun (plus Thursday, Oct. 26) 5 - 9 p.m., Sat 5 - 10 p.m.; $13 members, $16 non-members, free ages 1 & younger (Tickets are $1 more on Saturdays). Little ones can don costumes for a night of games, hayrides, trick-or-treating and entertainment.

N Chris Stapleton

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35.75 - $70.75. A night of country music.

W Edwin McCain Trio 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $35 - $50. Pop music.

FREE Fall Family Night

615-382-9622 | ymcamidtn. org/robertson-county All ages. Robertson County Family YMCA, 3332 Tom Austin Hwy., Springfield; 6 - 8 p.m. Inflatables, face painting and more family festivities.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

R FREE Family Harvest Days

615-355-9710 rcbaptistchurch.org All ages. Rutherford County Baptist Church, 5742 Seminary Road, Smyrna; 4 - 7 p.m. Food, music, magic shows, bounce houses, games and more.

(Register)

Beginner Mandolin Workshop

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Avenue S., Nashville; 10:30 - 11 a.m. and 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Explore basic chords, strumming techniques and a few tunes.

W Franklin

Wine Festival

franklinwinefestival.com Adults. The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 7 - 10 p.m.; $89. This Big Brothers Big Sisters benefit features 300 wines, 50 artisan beers, 30 restaurants, live entertainment and a silent auction.

N FREE Friday the 13th Night Hike (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6:30 - 8 p.m. Spend a spooky evening in the night woods … if you dare.

N Frist Exhibit Opening

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org All ages. Frist Center , 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Extrasensory features art addressing themes of dreaming, transformation and creative expression. It runs through March 25, 2018.

Pickin’ Party

N Ghost Tours at The

R SOAC Fright Nights townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 6 10 p.m.; $5. A haunted walk through the building, Freaky Friday animals, creepy games and more. Little kids are welcomes from 6 - 8 p.m. It gets scary at 8 p.m.

R Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Hermitage (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N Grand Ole Opry

W Telescope Night

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

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

N FREE Here Comes the Sun (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Observe the sun through filtered scopes.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R Owl Hoots Night Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 5+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 8 - 10 p.m.; $3. Learn about owls up close with a live demonstration, then take a guided hike.

W Rumors

(Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; $6.24. View celestial sights through the giant telescope.

N The Bad Seed

See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

N The Joey

Alexander Trio

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $21 - $129. A night of jazz music.

R Toddler Time See Friday, Oct. 6.

N Twisted Tennessee

615-832-8197 travellersrestplantation.org Ages 10+. Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville; 6 - 10 p.m.; $15 adults, $7.50 ages 10 - 15. Six living history vignettes relate differing sides to three creepy, twisted Tennessee tales.

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

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• Birthday P arties • Corporate Outings • Church Gr oups • Age 5 & U p

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Haunted Woods & Zombie Paintball Hayride GREAT for groups, parties, birthdays & team-building! www.millersthrillers.net

1431 Carter's Creek Pike Columbia TN, just 5 mins west of Spring Hill.


THINGS TO DO N Booville Nashville See Sunday, Oct. 1.

R FREE CEF Fall Festival

cefmiddletennessee.com All ages. Lane Agri-Park, 315 John Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Child Evangelism Fellowship hosts a pumpkin patch, face painting, vendors, inflatables, corn hole, games and more.

Charlie McCoy

A little one picks her perfect pumpkin at The Streets of Indian Lake’s Pumpkin Patch Festival in Hendersonville. This year’s event is Saturday, Oct. 14.

N Veils and Vespers

intersectionmusic.org All ages. Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $10. This six-hour musical experience features an electronic interplay of synthetic sounds and mathematical algorithms that produce an ever-changing soundscape.

SAT 14 N FREE 29th Annual Southern Festival of Books

See Friday, Oct. 13.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Oct. 7.

N FREE Autumn Crafts (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Make a centerpiece for your fall table while learning about autumnal ecology.

N FREE Bellyrama

Family Yoga Festival

bloomanashville.com/bellyrama All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Community yoga, family yoga, live music a family market and more in partnership with the Kidsville Family Festival.

W FREE Bike Bowie See Saturday, Oct. 7.

N FREE Bike Ride:

Shelby to “Two Rivers” (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks Ages 12+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Enjoy a morning ride through the bottoms to the new Stones River Bend Park.

N FREE Bird-Friendly Coffee Social

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 - 10 a.m. Learn about the bird habitat/ coffee connection.

N Boo at the Zoo

N FREE Gardening for Next Year (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Assist with composting, chopping and seed collecting in the garden.

R FREE Gettin’ Real Teen Cooking (Register)

615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; 7:30 p.m.; $15. A night of country music.

615-893-4131 linebaugh.org Ages 12 - 18. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 2 p.m. Learn how to cook a meal along with budgeting tips.

N Chris Stapleton

N Ghost Tours at The

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35.75 - $70.75. A night of country music.

N Creative Zone: Cowboy Hats

N Nashville

Whiskey Festival

N FREE National Arts

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

W FREE Hike Day (Register)

W Jazzmania

Harvest Days

Heart Walk

615-340-4137 nashvilleheartwalk.org All ages. Vanderbilt University Sports Field, Natchez Trace, Nashville; 8 a.m. Garner pledges and walk to raise money for the American Heart Association.

N Grand Ole Opry

Hermitage (Register)

R FREE Family

Film Festival

N FREE Nashville

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

S FREE Family

in the Vines

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

nashvillewhiskeyfestival.com Adults. Omni Hotel Grand Ballroom, 250 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $100 - $150 ($50 DDs). Celebrate all-things whiskey from around the world with tastings, a cigar bar, live music, food and more.

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

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

W FREE Music

and Humanities Month

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Activities and info highlighting the significance of arts, humanities and nature.

S FREE Pumpkin Patch Festival

615-355-9710 rcbaptistchurch.org All ages. Rutherford County Baptist Church, 5742 Seminary Road, Smyrna; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Food, music, magic shows, bounce houses, games and more.

nashvillejazz.org Adults. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 6 - 10 p.m.; $150. Live jazz featuring Kirk Whalum along with cocktails, dinner, auctions and more. Benefits Nashville Jazz Workshop.

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pumpkin painting, live music, a magic show, balloon animals, games, costume contests, fall produce and more.

N FREE Farm Day

N FREE Kidsville

615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; 7:30 p.m.; $20. This Journey tribute band plays songs from the ’70s & ’80s.

615-862-4187 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Learn the progression of farming through the years while viewing the tractors and implements of yesteryear. Includes a barnyard petting zoo.

Family Festival

kidsvilleonline.org All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This inaugural festival includes family yoga sessions, live music, vendors, kid-friendly organizations, pumpkin painting, inflatables, arts and crafts, and more.

Resurrection

See Friday, Oct. 13.

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THINGS TO DO treats. Visit characters, make Halloween crafts, enjoy live entertainment and more.

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

N Veils and Vespers See Friday, Oct. 13.

N FREE Vet Fest

vetlinx.org All ages. Fort Negley, 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Sat 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. This celebration of service includes live music, military history displays, art projects, children’s activities, contests and more.

R Waterfall Hike Series (Register)

A local girl shows off her costume at Franklin’s Spooks and Coupes outing. This year’s event is Saturday, Oct. 14.

W Riverbend Kids Club

615-468-2008 riverbendnurseries.com All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 - 11 a.m.; $5. Decorate a pumpkin.

N Second Saturday

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/saturday All ages. Sudekum Planetarium, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 11 p.m.; $9 adults, $8 ages 2 - 12 per show. A tour of the night skies followed by a full-dome feature and laser shows with music from Michael Jackson, Queen and Pink Floyd.

11:30 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, imagery and rhyme scheme while writing a song as a group.

R Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet-n-Greet

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; free with gate ($13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12). Kids can meet Spookley and pose for photos.

R SOAC Fright Nights W Spooks See Friday, Oct. 13.

and Coupes

N Songwriting 101: Loretta Lynn Style

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 -

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615-790-5719, ext. 2010 wcparksandrec.com All ages. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2+. More than 30 classic cars with trunks full of

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 12+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 8 a.m.; $15. Transportation is provided to Fancher Falls where you’ll view scenic drops of more than 80 feet.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, Oct. 7.

R FREE Youth Magic Group

615-893-4131 linebaugh.org Ages 8 - 12. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 9:30 a.m. Explore the world of magic and learn illusions.

SUN 15 N FREE 29th Annual Southern Festival of Books

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Family Program: Explore Historic RCA Studio B

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn the history of the recording studio, the basics of the recording process, the science of sound and more while recording a group song. Transportation provided.

N FREE Jazz

on the Cumberland

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

W FREE Kids Day

Cowboy Hats

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

Square Pumpkin Meet-n-Greet

See Saturday, Oct. 14.

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

N Veils and Vespers See Friday, Oct. 13.

N FREE Vet Fest

See Saturday, Oct. 14.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Yoga in

the Gardens

Club (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.org/library Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Bring a laptop and get ready to build.

W FREE Music in the Vines

R Oaklands

N Creative Zone:

R Spookley the

W FREE Minecraft

N Boo at the Zoo See Friday, Oct. 13.

Featuring Mary Sarah

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 6:30 p.m.; $15 - $25. A night of Americana music.

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

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Booville Nashville

W Rodeo & Juliet

mix929.com/kids-day All ages. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 12 - 4 p.m. Educational activities, mini golf, live entertainment, instrument petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, live animals, character appearances and more.

See Friday, Oct. 13.

See Friday, Oct. 13.

the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era. Runs through Oct. 31.

Exhibit Opening

615-893-0022 oaklandsmansion.org All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 1 - 4 p.m.; $15 adults, $6 children. A Mansion in Mourning explore

MON 16 R After-School Art See Monday, Oct. 9.

N Early Explorers See Monday, Oct. 2.

N Markiplier’s You’re Welcome Tour

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29.50 - $59.50. The YouTube star’s live show includes video gaming, sketch comedy, animation and more.


R SPARK!

See Monday, Oct. 2.

N Tennessee Titans

615-565-4200 titansonline.com All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $50 - $500. Cheer for the Titans when they challenge the Indianapolis Colts.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Oct. 2.

N Veils and Vespers See Friday, Oct. 13.

TUE 17 N FREE Bellevue Adventure Club

See Tuesday, Oct. 6.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N FREE Concert Courtyard

615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org All ages. Nashville Public Library Robinson Courtyard, 615 Church St., Nashville; 11:45 a.m. Crackerboots performs jazz music.

W Fall Color Hike

N Nashville

R Barfield Bash

R Wild Things

See Tuesday, Oct. 10.

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $210. Versus Colorado Avalanche.

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10+. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; $5. Hop aboard Murfreesboro’s scariest hayride down Old Scream Road.

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

(Register)

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, Oct. 1.

R Homeschool PE: CrossFit (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 4 - 18. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 9 - 9:30 a.m.; $2. A circuit workout with basic motor skill activities.

N Homeschool Science Lyceum (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/lyceum Grades K - 8. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; grades K - 2 from 12 - 12:45 p.m.; grades 3 - 5 from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.; grades 6 - 8 from 3 - 3:45 p.m.; $5 members, $7.50 non-member kids in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Explore chemistry, physics and anatomy.

W Lovestrong for Kids with Kelley Lovelace

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7:30 p.m.; $30 - $40. A writers in the round benefit for the children of Bethel Bible Village.

Predators

W FREE Nature

Rangers (Register)

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org Ages 13 - 18. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Do hands-on field research using lab techniques and data collection to examine the park’s environments.

N Concert for

Cumberland Heights

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $49.50. Kristian Bush, Lindsay Ell, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray and others perform.

(Register)

THU 19 R Barfield Bash

Haunted Hayride

See Wednesday, Oct. 18.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N Dr. Ralph Stanley Forever Tribute

See Monday, Oct. 2.

N Ghost Tours at The

W FREE Take Charge

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

615-889-3060 | opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $45 - $125. Lee Ann Womack, Darryl Worley, Heidi Newfield, John Cowan and others perform.

R Homeschool

N FREE Fall Festival

R SPARK!

of Treatment for Your Child with Asperger’s

615-507-3242 curreyingram.org Adults. Currey Ingram Academy, 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Knowledge and tools to help your children be successful at home, school and in the community.

N Together

Hermitage (Register)

Creativity Class

See Wednesday, Oct. 11.

N Katy Perry

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $50.50 - $200.50. A night of pop music.

615-782-4040 | tpac.org Ages 16+. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $27.50 - $131.50. A night of motivational speakers and comedy.

R KidFIT: Movers and

N Tuesdays for Tots

W FREE Kids’ Hour

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N Veils and Vespers See Friday, Oct. 13.

Katy Perry plays Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Haunted Hayride

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

WED 18 W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4. 615-550-5660 gingersands.com Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Ginger Sands performs music for children.

W Music City Roots See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Oct. 2.

615-228-5525 | ymcamidtn. org/margaret-maddox All ages. Margaret Maddox Family YMCA, 2624 Gallatin Pike, Nashville; 5 - 7 p.m. Inflatables, face painting and more family festivities.

N Ghost Tours at The Hermitage (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R Halloween

House (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 3 - 5. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 - 11 a.m.; $2. Games, treats and a not-so-scary Halloween craft.

W FREE It Looks

Like Play (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

W Jake Shimabukuro

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $41 - $51. A night of ukulele music spanning several genres.

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THINGS TO DO W Love Our Libraries

W Fools

loveourlibraries.com Adults. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 120 Everbright Ave., Franklin; 5:30 p.m.; $50. “Technology on the Go” is the theme for Williamson County Library Foundation’s fundraising event in order to address a portable technology need. The event includes a reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and a short program.

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N Funky

Pumpkins (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 5 - 10. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; $20. Decorate pumpkins in a unique, artistic way.

N Ghost Tours at The

N Opry

Hermitage (Register)

Country Classics

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

N Grand Ole Opry

W FREE Pizza

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

& Pages

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

N HAUNTED

See “Theater & Dance,” pages 53.

Kids of all ages can enjoy face painting and a slew of other activities during the Barfield Bash at Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro, Oct. 20 - 21.

coasters

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

N FREE The Planets

of our Solar System … and Beyond (Register)

R Youth Volleyball See Thursday, Oct. 5.

FRI 20 N 36th Annual

Tennessee State Pow Wow & Fall Festival

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 - 8 p.m. See images of the planets from a variety of spacecraft and explore the possibility of discovering other planetary systems.

615-232-9179 | naiatn.org All ages. Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Nashville; 9 a.m.; $8 adults, $4 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger. This Native American celebration includes dancing, music, demonstrations, fry bread, storytelling, games and more.

S Sumner

N FREE Babies in the

Harvest (Register)

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com Grade 4 (all grades welcome). Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $5 ages 5+. Living history education.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

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Gallery (Registration Required)

615-329-8544 galleries@fisk.edu Ages 0 - 12 months. The Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville; 11:15 a.m. Enjoy fine art with your infant at the Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk.

R FREE Barfield Bash Carnival

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m. Games, prizes, costume contests, food, music, dancing, cake walks and more.

See Friday, Oct. 13.

N FREE Budding

R KidFIT: Movers and

N Boo at the Zoo Naturalists: Nature Scavenger Hunt (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 18.

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Little ones can enjoy a fall-themed hunt.

R Barfield Bash

N Cody Jinks

R Barfield Bash

Haunted Hayride

Twilight Trail

615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 9 & younger. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 7 p.m.; $4. This happy hayride includes games, puppet shows, stories and live animals.

R Blue Raiders Football

615-898-5261 goblueraiders.com All ages. Floyd Stadium, 1500 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; $18 - $24. MTSU vs Marshall University.

ville Cruise In

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

R FREE StrollerSee Thursday, Oct. 5.

S FREE Henderson-

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue S., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $25 - $100. A night of country music.

N FREE Fall Festival

615-297-6529 ymcamidtn.org/green-hills All ages. Green Hills Family YMCA, 4041 Hillsboro Circle, Nashville; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Inflatables, face painting and more family festivities.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

N Men Are From

Mars, Women Are From Venus

615-782-4040 | tpac.org Ages 14+. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $60. A one-man fusion of theater and stand-up comedy based on The New York Times #1 bestselling book by John Gray.

W One Night Only

615-541-8200 studiotenn.com Adults. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 7 p.m.; $100 $275. Studio Tenn’s annual gala features cocktails, food, auctions and live entertainment. (please turn the page)


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THINGS TO DO R Sam Davis Ghost Tours

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 7 - 10 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 kids. Hear real stories from the plantation’s past.

W FREE Star Party

7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 7 - 9 p.m. Look at Saturn, Mars and double stars through telescopes.

S Sumner

Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Stories of Tennessee’s past through demonstrations and interpretive programming.

See Thursday, Oct. 19.

N The GLOW: A Jack

Harvest (Register)

N FREE Tennessee History Festival

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park,

615-741-5280 facebook.com/tnhistoryfest All ages. Bicentennial Capitol

O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

R Toddler Time See Friday, Oct. 6.

Hot HAPPENIN’

N Wilderness

See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

SAT 21 N FREE 12th Annual Free Day of Music

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. More than 20 performers on four stages, including the Nashville Symphony, plus a kids’ zone and food trucks.

N 36th Annual

Tennessee State Pow Wow & Fall Festival

See Friday, Oct. 20.

N FREE Artclectic

615-277-7460 arclectic.org All ages. University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. A juried art show and sale along with family art activities.

N FREE Autism

Speaks Walk for Tennessee

Rutherford Parent’s Fall Kids Fest Saturday, Oct. 21

Join Rutherford Parent for its premier outdoor family festival on Saturday, Oct. 21 at The Avenue Murfreesboro (2615 Medical Center Pkwy.). From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., enjoy live stage performances, pumpkin decorating, local vendor booths, inflatables, face painting, prize giveaways and more. The costume parade and trick-or-treating take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers pirate band returns this year, and you can take in a variety of demonstrations from local arts programs. Cirque Dreams Holidaze will give a preview performance at noon, and kids will have the opportunity to design costumes on site (see page 23 for related Cirque Dreams Holidaze costume contest info details). Fall Kids Fest is FREE! For more info, call 615-256-2158 or visit nashvilleparent.com.

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770-451-0570 autismspeakswalk.org All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 8 - 11:30 a.m. This awareness/fundraising walk supports research and programs for those with autism.

R FREE Barfield Bash Carnival

A $5 parking fee applies. This dog-centric festival features a pet adoption fair with local rescue groups/shelters, vendor booths, an arts and crafts bazaar, a kids’ carnival, food and a canine costume contest for prizes ($15 entry).

W FREE Bike Bowie See Saturday, Oct. 7.

N Boo at the Zoo See Friday, Oct. 13.

N Booville Nashville See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N FREE Centennial Craft Fest

musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Craft vendors, children’s activities, live music, food and more.

N Chemistry Day

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Explore chemical reactions.

N Cody Jinks

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $25 - $100. A night of country music.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

R FREE Family Movie Day

See Wednesday, Oct. 18.

615-893-4131 linebaugh.org All ages. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Enjoy a family-friendly movie.

R Barfield Bash

R FREE Fantasy and

See Friday, Oct. 20.

R Barfield Bash

Haunted Hayride

Twilight Trail

See Friday, Oct. 20.

N FREE Barktoberfest

tnbarktoberfest.com All ages. The Woods at Fontanel, 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.;

Scar Makeup Workshop (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 12 - 17. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 12 - 4 p.m.; free with Perform Mur-


N Fiddle Meets

Guitar: Hank Williams Style

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 - 1:45 p.m. & 2 - 2:45 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Form a band with new friends in this fiddle and guitar workshop.

N Ghost Tours at The Hermitage (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, Oct. 1.

W Grassland Gallop

raceroster.com/ events/2017/13673/grassland-gallop All ages. Grassland Middle School, 2390 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 a.m.; $30 - $40. Choose a 6K or 2K course supporting Love on Wheels. After the race, there’s a Halloween costume contest, kids’ craft station, face painting and more.

N FREE Halloween in the Park

615-758-6522 mjparksandrec.org All ages. Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Costume and scarecrow contests, hay and pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, candy, vendors and more.

N Halloween Pooch Parade

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Costumed canines and their people can parade around the gardens for a morning stroll.

N FREE Haunted

W FREE Music

615-741-2692 tnmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Costumed kids can hit the “ghost trail” for prizes, treats, crafts and more. Plus, storytelling, friendly ghost stories and more.

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

Museum

N Hit It & Quidditch

nashvillerollergirls.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5 p.m.; $7 - $15. The Nashville Rollergirls host this Harry Potter-themed roller derby double header where skaters are sorted into their four house teams by the sorting hat. Fans can buy “spells” to affect game play. Come in costume!

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Explore how new music expands minds and ears, then make an oboe-inspired craft.

R FREE Latin

Family Concert

615-898-1862 murfreesborosymphony.com All ages. Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra plays Latin music.

N FREE Lebanon Oktoberfest

615-444-2265 wilsonbank.com All ages. Wilson Bank & Trust, 623 E. Main St., Lebanon; Sat 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Live music, inflatables, games, more than 100 craft booths, demonstrations, food and an antique car show.

N Little Red Riding Hood

Opens today. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

in the Vines

N FREE Musical Petting Zoo

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville; 4 - 5 p.m. Country Music Hall of Fame staff will have instruments for little hands to explore.

N Preschool Program: Song and Storytime

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 3 - 5. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Explore the alphabet through objects and terms associated with music.

N FREE Pumpkins

and Pickin’ (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Bring a pumpkin to carve (tools provided) or a string instrument to play. Prize for best-carved pumpkin.

W Renee Armad,

Paul Aleman & Friends

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7:30 p.m.; $25 - $40. A night of John Denver music.

N Rock &

Road Races

warnerparks.org/rock-races All ages. Percy Warner Steeplechase Grounds, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7:45 a.m.; $30 - $175. Choose a 5K, the Cumberland Transit Crazy Owl 30 mile or a five-person team 30mile relay benefiting Friends of Warner Parks.

NATIONAL DAYS OF ...

freesboro membership ($25/ year). Just in time for Halloween, learn how to create various makeup effects.

>> Celebrate good times, come on! SUNDAY, OCT. 1

Homemade Cookies Day

MONDAY, OCT. 2

Child Health Day

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4 Walk to School Day

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4 Pumpkin Seed Day

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4 Taco Day

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

Do Something Nice Day

FRIDAY, OCT. 6 Noodle Day

SUNDAY, OCT. 8

Fluffernutter Day

TUESDAY, OCT. 10

Cake Decorating Day

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11 Sausage Pizza Day

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 I Love Lucy Day

SUNDAY, OCT. 15 Grouch Day

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 Pasta Day

SATURDAY, OCT. 21 Reptile Day

FRIDAY, OCT. 27 Black Cat Day

SATURDAY, OCT. 28

Chocolate Day

TUESDAY, OCT. 31 Caramel Apple Day

Source: nationaldaycalendar.com

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THINGS TO DO R Sam Davis Ghost Tours

See Friday, Oct. 20.

R Spookley the

Square Pumpkin Meetn-Greet

See Saturday, Oct. 14.

N Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival

tnbeerfestival.com Adults. Two Rivers Mansion, 3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; $35 in advance, $45 at the gate ($15 DDs). Sip a variety of craft beers and wines while strolling through artisan booths and listening to live music.

N FREE Tennessee History Festival

See Friday, Oct. 20.

N FREE The Fall

Rainbow (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1 - 2:30 p.m. Learn how and why the forest undergoes its colorful autumn transformation.

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

W FREE Touch-a-Truck

615-790-5719 whitneyo@williamson-tn.org wcparksandrec.com All ages. Thompson Station Church, 2604 Thompson’s Station Road E., Thompson’s Station; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Climb on fire engines, bulldozers, emergency vehicles and more.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, Oct. 7.

SUN 22 N 36th Annual

Tennessee State Pow Wow & Fall Festival

See Friday, Oct. 20.

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W American Girl Fall-

Themed Painting & Tea Party (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 3:30. - 6 p.m.; $35. After tea-time treats, have fun creating an autumn painting.

N Boo at the Zoo See Friday, Oct. 13.

N Booville Nashville See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N FREE Community Trick-or-Treat

615-356-0501 bellemeadeplantation.com All ages. Belle Meade Plantation, 110 Leake Ave., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Costumed kids can visit the outbuildings to collect candy and play games. A costume contest takes place at 2 p.m. A Teal Pumpkin Project event.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

Liam, a local boy, has fun exploring farm machinery during Franklin’s annual Touch-A-Truck outing. Your kids can climb on a variety of vehicles at Thompson Station Church on Saturday, Oct. 21.

S FREE Jack

O’Lantern Jubilee

rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 1 - 3 p.m. Games, face painting, a balloon artist, obstacle course, character meet and greets, a live animal show, pumpkin decorating and more.

R Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet-n-Greet

See Saturday, Oct. 14.

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $53.50 $103.50. A night of rock music.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Oct. 2.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

N FREE Lebanon

N Yoga in

See Monday, Oct. 2.

See Saturday, Oct. 21.

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

TUE 24

Oktoberfest

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N PJ Masks Live!

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $39.50 - $59.50. Little ones can see characters from the animated TV series live on stage with music, acrobatics and immersive interaction.

the Gardens

MON 23 R After-School Art See Monday, Oct. 9

R Early Explorers See Monday, Oct. 2.

N Foo Fighters

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena,

N FREE Bellevue Adventure Club

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

N FREE Concert

in the Courtyard

615-862-5800 nashvillepubliclibrary.org All ages. Nashville Public Library Robinson Courtyard,

615 Church St., Nashville; 11:45 a.m. Mark Collie performs country music.

W Fall Color Hike (Register)

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org Adults. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 9:30 11:30 a.m.; $7. Follow the progression of fall colors during a guided trek.

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Learn to

Ice Skate (Register)

615-928-7977 nashvilleiceskate.com Ages 3+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; Tue/Thu or Sat, Oct. 24 - Dec. 16. Tue/Thu 5:45 - 6:45 p.m., Sat 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.; $155 for 7 classes, $275 for all classes. Nashville Skating Academy of-


THINGS TO DO fers group ice skating classes for all skill levels and styles.

balloon art, live entertainment and food.

R Wild Things

N Nashville

N Ghost Tours at The

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $210. Versus Calgary Flames.

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Predators

N Primus: Ambushing the Storm Tour

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $35 $293. A night of rock music.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Oct. 2.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

WED 25 N All in for The

Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration

(Register)

Hermitage (Register)

R Homeschool Creativity Class

See Wednesday, Oct. 11.

THU 26

W FREE It Looks

N Boo at the Zoo

N Lizzie Borden with

See Friday, Oct. 13.

R KidFIT: Movers and R Busy Bees Shakers (Register) See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

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

W Music City Roots See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Oct. 2.

Celebrate The LEGO Movie with hands-on activities, costume contests, maker projects and more.

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

W FREE DC/Marvel

Comics Club (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Snacks, activities and social time regardless of what side of the comic world you reside.

Like Play (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

The Raven

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

N Opry

Country Classics

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

N Southern

Fried Funeral

N Ghost Tours at The

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R FREE Stroller-

Hermitage (Register)

R Great

Pumpkin Festival

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 - 7 p.m.; $4.

coasters

See Thursday, Oct. 5.

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $49.50 - $299.50. Kenny Rogers’ retirement concert features guests including Dolly Parton, Reba, Lady Antebellum, Idina Menzel and more.

R Water Polo

W Archery Home-

N Boo at the Zoo

See Tuesday, Oct. 3.

R Youth Volleyball See Thursday, Oct. 5.

FRI 27

school Day (Register)

See Friday, Oct. 13.

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

N Bronfman

N Evanescence

Plays Beethoven

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $38 - $78. A night of rock music.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $22 - $145. Grammy-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of classical music.

N FREE Fall Carnival

lifechurchfamily.com All ages. Life Church, 3688 Hwy. 109, Lebanon; 6 - 9 p.m. Inflatables, carnival games, candy, face painting,

For our round-up of local pumpkin patches and corn mazes, visit nashvilleparent.com/2017pumpkin-patches.

R Campfire

Circle (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; $3. Enjoy a guided nature hike followed by family activities around the campfire.

N Coffee & Classics

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $26 - $50. Grammy-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman joins the Nashville Symphony for a morning of classical music. Free coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m. while supplies last.

N Costume

Creations (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 5 - 10. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 3:30 & 4:30 p.m.; $20. Make a variety of costume accessories like masks, wands and other props.

N FREE Fall Festival

615-889-2632 ymcamidtn.org/donelson All ages. Donelson-Hermitage Family YMCA, 3001 Lebanon Pike, Nashville; 5 - 7 p.m. Inflatables, face painting and more family festivities.

N FREE Fall Festival

615-242-6559 ymcamidtn.org/northwest All ages. Northwest Family YMCA, 3700 Ashland City Hwy., Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m. Inflatables, face painting and more family festivities.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Ghost Tours at The Hermitage (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, Oct. 1.

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N FREE Grand

Outings: Twilight Time (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks Ages 2 - 6. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 5 - 6 p.m. Kids and their grandparents can explore the woods during twilight hours.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

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

N John Tesh

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $51 - $70. A night of piano/pop music.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

N Moon Taxi

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $30 - $35. A night of alternative rock music.

R Oaklands

Flashlight Night

615-893-0022 oaklandsmansion.org All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 7 - 10 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children. Bring a flashlight to experience mourning customs and creepy superstitions.

N FREE OSLA Trunk-or-Treat

615-833-1500 oslanashville.org All ages. Our Savior Lutheran Academy, 5110 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 5 - 7 p.m. Cookie decorating, face painting, inflatables, candy and more.

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N Penn & Teller

615-782-4040 | tpac.org Ages 6+. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $47.50 - $77.50. A night of magic and comedy.

R Sam Davis Ghost Tours

See Friday, Oct. 20.

S Spirits of Rock

Castle: Haunted Tales

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com All ages. Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville; 6 - 9 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 11 & younger. Hear tales and fables of the historic site’s past.

W Spooktaular

Halloween Party (Register)

615-371-5437 mygym.com/brentwood Ages 6 months & older. 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood. 3:30 p.m. Prices vary. Games, relays, rides, songs and puppets in age-specific categories.

R Spooky Splash

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 7 - 13. Patterson Pool, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 - 9 p.m.; $5 in advance, $7 day of. Open swim, crafts, pizza and tie-dye T-shirt making (bring a white shirt).

N Taste of Nashville

tasteofnashville.com Adults. Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $70 - $100. Bites and drinks from Nashville’s top restaurants, breweries, distilleries and pastry chefs. Benefits local kids’ charities.

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

N The Wind

in the Willows

See “Theater & Dance,” pages 52.

R Toddler Time See Friday, Oct. 6.

W FREE Trunk-orTreat

615-591-0322 ymcamidtn.org/franklin All ages. Franklin Family YMCA, 501 S. Royal Oaks Blvd., Franklin; 4:30 - 6 p.m. Costumed kids can add to their candy stash.

SAT 28 W FREE 34th

Annual Pumpkinfest

615-591-8500 historicfranklin.com All ages. Downtown Franklin, Main St., Franklin; 10 a.m. 6 p.m. The mid-state’s largest fall festival includes costume contests, lots of children’s activities, vendors, extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations and more.

W FREE 3D Printing Class (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Use Tinkercad software to create a 3D project.

R FREE 41st Annual Harvest Days

615-890-0355 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Live music, clogging, pottery demonstrations, broom making, a car show, art, hayrides, crafters, forging demonstrations and more.

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

W FREE 90th Anniver-

N The Hunchback of

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Celebrate the parks’ birthday

Notre Dame

See “Theater & Dance,” page 52.

sary of Warner Parks

with nature hikes, crafts, birthday cake (at 1 p.m.), historic character re-enactors and more.

ming language to create a custom engraved spirograph with a high-tech laser cutter.

W Agape Animal Ball

apageanimalball.org Adults. The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 7 p.m.; $100 - $140. This formal masquerade supporting Agape Animal Rescue features dinner, live music, dancing, carnival games and more.

615-370-4227 eastbrentwoodpc.com All ages. East Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 9000 Concord Road, Brentwood; 3 - 5 p.m. Come in costumes for games, trunk-or-treat fun, candy prizes, a haunted barn tour and more.

R FREE Animal

N El Dia de

See Saturday, Oct. 21.

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Celebrate the Latin American “Day of the Dead” festival with traditional music and dance, art activities, food and more.

Encounters

N FREE Autism is Art (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3:15 p.m. Create a foil leaf-texture relief using real leaves.

W FREE Bike Bowie See Saturday, Oct. 7.

N Boo at the Zoo See Friday, Oct. 13.

N Booville Nashville See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Bronfman

Plays Beethoven

See Friday, Oct. 27.

S Clearview Community Fall Festival

615-600-7176 All ages. Clearview Park, 723 Chambers St., Gallatin; 2 - 6 p.m.; $3 ages 14+, free ages 13 & younger. Games, crafts, inflatables, a DJ, food and more.

N CODE IT:

Spirograph Engraving Lab (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs Ages 10 - 18. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Ages 10 14 from 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; ages 15 - 18 from 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.; $5 members, $7 non-members plus gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Explore a program-

W FREE EBPC Fall Fest

los Muertos

W Enchanted Forest

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 ages 3+. Wear costumes and enjoy hayrides, guided walks, animal encounters, face painting, cider and more.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Ghost Tours at The Hermitage (Register)

See Wednesday, Oct. 4.

N Ghosts

in the Grove

615-443-2626 fiddlersgrove.org All ages. Fiddlers Grove Historic Village, 945 East Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; 6 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger ($20 family pass). Live music, storytellers, food and trolley rides in search of ghosts.

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, Oct. 1.


THINGS TO DO R Oaklands

W FREE Trunk-or-

See Friday, Oct. 27.

615-373-2900 | ymcamidtn. org/maryland-farms All ages. Maryland Farms Family YMCA, 5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood; 4 - 8 p.m. Costumed kids can gather sweet goodies.

Flashlight Night

R FREE Poetry

Bites Back (Register)

615-893-4131 linebaugh.org Ages 12 - 18. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 2 p.m. Spoken word artist Jacqui Swift leads this poetry workshop for young writers.

R Pumpkin Princess and Corn Maze King Fall Fun Pageant (Register)

Booville Nashville at Nashville Shores is designed specifically for little kids. Children can enjoy seasonal crafts, a hay bale maze, games, face painting and more on Saturdays and Sundays this month.

R Graveyard Golf

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org Ages 21+. Stones River Country Club, 1830 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; $125 ($45 party only). This glow-golf tournament benefiting the Discovery Center includes nine holes of golf followed by a Halloweenthemed party.

W Halloween

Blowout (Register)

615-799-9331, ext. 2310 wcparksandrec.com Ages 12 & younger. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; $6 ages 2 12. Costume contests, games, a massive balloon drop and more.

S FREE Halloween in the Park

615-851-2241 goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 3 - 5 p.m. A DJ, games, costume contest, storytelling, trick-or-treating,

carnival food and more. Clown costumes prohibited except on young children.

milkshakes, pizza mummies, deviled egg eyeballs, witches finger cookies and more.

R FREE Halloween

N FREE Kidsville

in the Park

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna; 3 - 8:30 p.m. Costume contests, friendly and haunted hayrides, corn maze, inflatables, vendor booths and more.

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville; 11 a.m. Learn about the mythical weaving contest between Athena and Arachne, then make a pet spider.

N

R FREE Mall-O-Ween

Haunted Forest Zip Tour (Register)

adventureworks.com Ages 6+. Adventureworkse, 1300 Harpeth of the Narrows, Kingston Springs; 7, 7:30, 8 & 8:30 p.m.; $65. Zip lining, ghost stories, bonfires and jack o’lanterns.

R Kids Cooking

Class: Spooktacular Halloween Treats (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $50. Make ghostly

615-896-4486 stonesrivermall.com All ages. Stones River Mall, 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Trick-or-treat in the mall, and see a magic show (11:30).

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com Ages 12 months - 10 years. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 11 a.m.; $17. Contestants should wear a “Here to Save the Day” themed costume (princesses, super heroes, reallife heroes) for the pageant with prizes up to $300.

N FREE Trunk-orTreat Fall Festival

See Friday, Oct. 20.

R Wetland Walk

Ghost Tours

R Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet-n-Greet

See Saturday, Oct. 14.

N Spooky

Science Day

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Don costumes for an exploration behind peculiar science.

N

in the Vines

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

N Nashville

R FREE Trail of Treats

Predators

Treat

615-220-9622 | ymcamidtn. org/north-rutherford All ages. North Rutherford Family YMCA, 2001 Motlow College Blvd., La Vergne; 5 - 7 p.m. Costumed kids can collect candy.

R Sam Davis

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

615-770-7800 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $210. Versus the New York Islanders.

R FREE Trunk-or-

615-269-4521 sarah@spcc.life stpaulcommunitychurch.org All ages. St. Paul Community Church, 5035 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m. Live music, games, face painting, inflatables, costume contests, trick-or-treating, a cake walk and more.

The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

W FREE Music

Treat

See Saturday, Oct. 7.

R Woodworking for Wildlife Series (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 16+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $25. Build and decorate a bat box.

N Yoga Under the Stars

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

615-793-3224 lavergnetn.gov All ages. Veterans Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne; 2 - 4 p.m. Wear costumes and hit the trail to score goodies.

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N Boo at the Zoo See Friday, Oct. 13.

N Booville Nashville See Sunday, Oct. 1.

N Creative Zone:

Adorn a Microphone

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Kids to decorate their own iconic microphone with color, gems, sequins and creativity.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

S FREE Newton

Nissan Trunk-or-Treat

615-206-3343 newtonnissan.com All ages. Newton Nissan, 1461 Nashville Pike, Gallatin; 3 - 5 p.m. Pizza, live music, inflatables, candy and more.

N FREE Opry Mills

Halloween Boo Bash

615-514-1100 oprymills.com All ages. Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Activities, games, tricks and treats.

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

in the Gardens

See Sunday, Oct. 1.

MON 30 R After-School Art See Monday, Oct. 9.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze New at Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas” this year is Cirque Dreams Holidaze. This Vegas-style show features lots of holiday tunes and a cast of cirque artists, including acrobats and aerialists, performing stunning feats. “A Country Christmas” runs Nov. 10 - Jan. 1 with Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Grand Ole Opry house Nov. 18 - Dec. 27. Visit christmasatgaylordopryland.com for more info. Turn to page 23 to learn how your child can design a costume to appear in the show!

N Macklemore

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $37 - $42. A night of rap music.

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

N Yoga

W FREE Family Bingo

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 7+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 2 - 4 p.m. Win prizes during family bingo bouts.

W WellieWishers

N Artful Tales: Storytime in the Galleries

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

R Discovery

Center 30th Birthday Celebration

N Patti LaBelle

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $59 - $149. The Godmother of Soul performs selections from her 50-year career. Presented without orchestra.

W Poloween

615-800-2268 franklinpolo.com All ages. Harlinsdale Farm TSC Arena, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 3 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 10 & younger. Franklin Polo Academy challenges the UK. Also enjoy music, halftime challenges, kids’ activities and more.

R Spookley the Square Pumpkin Meet-n-Greet

N The GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience (Register)

See Saturday, Oct. 14.

See Thursday, Oct. 12.

N Technique Work-

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615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.75 $125.75. A night of alternative R&B music.

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615-754-2525 | fbcmj.org Ages 12 & younger. First Baptist Church, 735 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet; 3 - 5 p.m. Wear costumes, get treats, play games and more.

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615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $45 - $75. A night of pop and R&B music with guests Marc Cohn and Peyton Parker.


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615-356-8000 cheekwood.org Ages 3 -5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Costumed kids can explore the trick-or-treat trail along with themed science and art activities.

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townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $5. Wear costumes for seasonal games and candy.

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DECK THE HALL Nov. 24 - Jan. 1

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Cheekwood, Nashville cheekwood.org

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TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Nashville tpac.org

PIED PIPER SERIES: RED, WHITE & BLUE WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY Nov. 11

Schermerhorn Symphony, Nashville nashvillesymphony.org

WHISTLESTOP WEEKEND Nov. 17 - 19

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We believe that providing acceleration as well as challenging, inquiry-based educational opportunities, best serve the intellectual needs of gifted children; that being able to work alongside true academic peers provides a sense of community and belonging that helps to meed the social and emotional needs of gifted children; and that crafting authentic creative learning experiences best allows gifted students to develop their full capacities as thinkers, as problem-solvers and as compassionate people.

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Offering dance, voice and acting for children grade 1 - college. Students study ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, voice, monologue and a play. Guest teachers teach vocal and acting audition training and more.

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

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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

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Easily accessible from Williamson, Rutherford and Davidson counties. Tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theatre and acrobatics for ages 2 yrs. - adult. We also offer an after-school program with transportation to and from local elementary schools and a Talented Tots pre-K program three days per week. Music program includes private lessons in piano, violin, fiddle and voice. Ask about our birthday parties!

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

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

School of Nashville Ballet 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 119, Brentwood nashvilleballet.com

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School of Nashville Ballet offers the highest quality of training for children and adults of all ages. Artistic director Paul Vasterling leads an outstanding faculty comprised of highly respected professional teachers from around the world, providing a complete dance experience that is challenging and fun for all students, whether they simply love to dance or aspire to a professional career. Students may have the opportunity to perform in Nashville Ballet productions.

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KST Studio of Voice Junior Academy Murfreesboro 615-267-3629 www.facebook.com/KSTJrAcademy

Young singers meet for a weekly class, having fun exploring their creativity while learning about music and a healthy approach to singing. Classes run January through April. Give us a call today to sign up.

Mobile Music Academy mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

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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!

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

FITNESS/SPORTS Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate 615-890-6755 615-893-6003

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music City Archery 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 205, Franklin musiccityarchery.com

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Whether it’s enjoying time with friends or improving your archery skills, we offer something for everyone at our indoor range and USA Archery club. Register on our website for fall classes! We offer group les-

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Yong In Martial Arts 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 1031 Riverside Drive, Ste. K, Franklin taekwondobrentwood.com

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We are dedicated to teaching the swift and accurate motions in self-defense using martial arts styles and forms. These include Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Martial Arts Sparring. We were rated the number one martial arts academy in Nashville because we have the most skilled and professional instructors. Over 35 years of experience. Call today or come by our studio.

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

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Great fun for the entire family! Tennessee’s largest petting farm. Pony rides. Explore 60 acres of excitement including farm-themed playgrounds, mega slides, wagon rides, pedal karts, tire climbs, toddler town, tractor train, games, mazes and more. Seasonal favorites include our popular corn maze and pumpkin patch. Ask about our educational programs and experiences.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY 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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