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NOVEMBER 2022 EVERY. FAMILY. MATTERS. TOYS! EDITOR'S PICKS
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Celebrating every day matters. Scarlett and her Mom know.

On Scarlett’s 9th birthday, she had a seizure and fell unconscious. Her mom, Holly, rushed her to the pediatric emergency department at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Monroe Carell’s experts diagnosed Scarlett with a brain tumor that was a ecting her ability to move. Fortunately, Scarlett’s nationally ranked pediatric neurosurgery team was able to completely remove the tumor.

Holly remembers Scarlett’s determination and spirit throughout her hospital stay. Just three days after surgery, Scarlett went home to celebrate the holidays with her family.

Today, Scarlett is seizure-free and no longer requires medication. She has made great strides in regaining her ability to move and is even playing soccer.

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Inside:

18 All Ages Encouraging a Giving Spirit

Talking to kids about giving back is important, but setting an example of generosity in your own life is the key.

21 Editor Picks

Top Toys of the Year

We found the playthings kids really want this year and it’s not just Squishmallows! Plus, encouraging siblings to give to each other.

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Editor’s Note

Toddler tantrums are like emotional throwup.

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“I am 6 weeks pregnant and the nausea and fatigue are debilitating. My doctor suggested taking doxylamine twice a day, but I’m not into taking medication. Help.”

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How to Support a Toddler When It’s the End of Times I

woke up with every intention of having a great day. Outside, playful little birds bounced through the trees. Mother Nature gleefully peeked her yellow face from behind the clouds. The new coffee we purchased tasted like paradise in a cup. A day like this … how could anything go wrong?

And then you woke up.

Immediately dissatisfied that a goofy sponge graced the television screen instead of a dancing cat, your lips quivered and your eyes swelled. A tsunami of noise poured from your pie hole. I’m pretty sure the neighbor’s alarm system kicked in when that first temper t antrum of the day erupted. But it didn’t end there. Your screaming quickly escalated to frantic pacing and pointing of rigid fingers, “DADA! NO! DADA! NO! NO, CAT!” Needless to say, my Folgers’ moment was ruined.

As any parent knows, when the day starts with a temper tantrum it usually goes south from there. And it did. You had no intention of being a well-behaved toddler You know … like those seen peppered throughout Facebook … those perfectly poised kids sitting on bales of hay and chilling in old iron washtubs? Oh no. You had other plans

When lunch time rolled around, against my better judgment, I allowed you to saunter through the pantry. Surely there was something in there that would strike your fancy. RIGHT?! Wrong. Among the one hundred and one cans of chicken noodle soup, endless boxes of macaroni and cheese and enough peanut butter to feed a Carnival cruise liner, there were no Pop-Tarts. No flipping Pop-Tarts! This meant the end of the world.

Before I even said anything, you were on the floor doing your best possessed snow angel impersonation. The ear-piercing screams nearly cracked the windows. Whatever was flailing like a wounded flounder in the middle of the kitchen floor couldn’t possibly be human. But it was. It was you, dear toddler

Experiences like these have lead me to one, weirdly comforting observation — tantrums are simply emotional throw up.

Think about it, when your child is ill and needs to vomit, what do you do? First, you find a safe and appropriate place for them to do that. And then you understand that it’s really their process — that you are just there for support.

But how exactly is the best way to support a child who is acting like it’s the end of times? Well, it apparently starts with checking ourselves to make sure we’re not anxious or tense and projecting all of that mental stress onto them. If you really think about it, that’s exactly what we try to do for our children when they’re sick and barfing stuff up. We don’t get angry with them for being messy in that physical state, so why would we get angry at them for being messy in an emotional one?

Bottom line is, keep your cool when your tiny humans have meltdowns. Continue to do your best to give them space to feel, express themselves and heal from tough situations — even if it means grossing yourself out a little by pretending that they’re puking when they’re really just pissed off.

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FEEDBACK

QUESTION:

“I am currently six weeks and four days pregnant, and y’all, the nausea and fatigue are debilitating. It’s getting worse, and I’m really struggling on how to cope. My doctor recommends I take doxylamine twice at night before bed and once more upon waking. I’m not loving having to take medicine. Is there anything else you can recommend? It’s practically impossible to get through the day.“

Help for Morning Sickness

“When I carried our two boys (now ages 38 & 42), I would have been sick the entire nine months if it weren’t for the medicine (bendectin) they gave at that time. How do I know this? I was five months before the medicine even kept me from throwing up. Every time that I thought I had surely passed that stage, I would stop taking the meds. Day one without it, I was fine. Day two, with time to be out of my system, I was right back to throwing up. My point is, don’t be afraid to take what your doctor believes is safe. Your body will thank you tremendously!”

Teresa Grimes

“Medication is the only thing that kept me out of the hospital. Even then I barely functioned. Try Pedialyte freezer pops. They keep you hydrated and you can eat them very slowly.”

Molly Hagan

“I had to take meds with my third child and still continued to be sick. Luckily, I was a stay at home mom and could rest when the kids did. I lost 45 pounds while pregnant with

my daughter. A friend of my mom made me a soup that helped: whole chicken legs, whole onions, garlic cloves, whole, unpeeled carrots and potatoes, whole green beans and corn on the cob. Everything was washed and cooked together. It looked weird, but it worked.

Tina DaForno

“When I was pregnant, I would vomit without fail every morning as soon as I got ready to log into work. I would immediately eat half a peanut butter sandwich after that and it helped to make the nausea bearable. I kept peanut butter crackers and hard candy nearby. Lemonheads worked well, too.

Shevonne Haggard Litchford

“Saltine crackers next to my bed helped me. Eat one before you get up and throughout the day. ”

Sara Remke

“I was almost hospitalized due to weight loss with nausea. Nothing helped, and I couldn’t hold anything down. As a last

ditch effort, my doctor suggested I try vitamin B6. I was still nauseated, but no longer vomiting. It’s something to try that definitely shouldn’t hurt you or your baby. Prayers that you find your answer.”

Debra Jacobs Bardin

“I was really sick and snacked on pretzel sticks when I first got up. I could only keep down or eat a few things, so I stuck to those. As you can see, everyone is different. Back when ice collected in old-fashioned freezers, my grandmother chipped that away and ate it when she was pregnant with my mom. The thing is, listen to your cravings and find what works for you. Also, check your prenatal vitamins — too much or too little iron can cause nausea, it depends on what your body needs. Peaches, green beans and fish and chips were my staples. Most other things I’d take a couple bites from and couldn’t eat anymore. Hang in there!”

MORE TO KNOW

Morning sickness can knock the socks off of you during pregnancy. While for many women, morning sickness begins during the first six weeks of pregnancy, it can pass by the second trimester. But some women experience nausea all the way through pregnancy.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cites ginger as safe for morning sickness. The FDA says it can decrease the frequency of nausea, but not the vomiting.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends eating something in the morning before getting out of bed.

Morning sickness is different from a stomach virus. With a virus you feel sick and know you shouldn’t eat. With morning sickness, you need to eat through the nausea so you can feel better.

Of course, if your vomiting is constant — to the point that you can’t even keep water down — call your doctor. There are treatments available to help.

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Raise Your Voices for Fannie Battle Day Home for Children “Caroling for Kids”

Dec. 1 - 24, 2022

Fannie Battle Day Home has served thousands of families in need of childcare in East Nashville since 1891. This holiday season, they hope to raise $60,000 through the 106th Annual Caroling for Kids fundraiser.

Running December 1 - 24, proceeds from the fundraiser enable Fannie Battle Day Home to continue the mission of its founder, Miss Fannie Battle, to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality childcare and empowering families to reach their full potential.

Caroling for Kids began in December of 1916 when Fannie Battle Day Home was nearly forced to close. Volunteers worked fervently with local musicians to raise money by performing in theaters, hotels, schools and door to door. They managed to raise more than $750 and kept the doors open.

Now, Caroling for Kids is the Day Home’s longest-running event and a Nashville tradition. All ages can participate in caroling in East Nashville and surrounding zip codes. It’s a great opportunity to serve for girl scout troops, youth ministry groups or families.

Sign up for caroling today! Head to fanniebattle.org. If caroling isn’t as doable for you this year, you can always make a contribution to Fannie Battle directly on the website.

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LOVE GETTING OUT? We’re Looking for Mom (or Dad!) Reporters for 2023!

We send you and a child somewhere in town; you write about it; we publish it on Nashvilleparent.com.

Got little ones and love getting out of the house? Do you enjoy writing and sharing your thoughts with others? You just might make a great Mom Reporter for Nashville Parent!

Here’s the scoop: Begining in January, 2023, we’ll start sending a handful of moms (or dads) out with their kids to review area attractions, shows, events or experiences here in Middle Tennessee. Our editors will work with you and the ages of your kids to make your outing assignment convenient to your schedule. We’ll provide free admission for you and your kids (there is no additional pay involved) and the only thing you’ll have to do is GO, take a few photos, write a half-page about your experience and turn it in to our editors! Your work will be published on Nashvilleparent.

com in a timely manner.

Nashville Parent has worked with Mom Reporters in the past who have covered all kinds of outings with their kids. It’s not essential that you be a pro writer, we just want to hear your personality and your take (along with your kids) on what it was like to go where we send you. Busy parents in our area are thirsty for real advice about taking their kids places. You can report on the good and the questionable and our editors will help you smooth over any parts you’re not sure about.

Interested in being a Mom Reporter? Please send a brief paragraph about yourself and your life to Editor Susan Day at susan@daycommedia.com. Please allow approximately two weeks for a reply!

QUICK BITS

• The WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) will make several stops in Tennessee this month to honor those who served and welcome home Vietnam veterans: Shelbyville on Thursday, Nov. 10; Murfreesboro on Friday, Nov. 11; and Clarksville on Saturday, Nov. 12. Sponsor a veteran’s wreath for $15 at wreathsacrossamerica.org.

• THE PEACH TRUCK is “branching out” this month and bringing fresh apples to multiple TN locations: Murfreesboro and Smyrna on Saturday, Nov. 5; Clarksville and Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 8; Tullahoma and Shelbyville on Saturday, Nov. 12; Thompson’s Station and Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 19; and Gallatin on Sunday, Nov. 20. Pre-orders are open at thepeachtruck.com.

• Traditionally a televised event, this year’s CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT concert in the Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Belmont University will be open to the public. There will be two chances to see the performance: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Find tickets at belmont.evenue.net.

• From Nov. 11 – 13, The Chestnut Group and Friends of Franklin Parks will unveil a collection of works as part of ”PAINTING THE PARKS,” a fundraising exhibit and sale to be held at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park Event Center at 1368 Eastern Flank Circle in Franklin. The exhibit/ art sale is free and open to the public. For more information, visit friendsoffranklinparks.org.

• Christmas shoppers will have an opportunity to embrace the joy of giving while making the season a little brighter for people who are struggling to meet basic needs when the GIVING MACHINES AT COOL SPRINGS GALLERIA return for the holiday season on Monday, Nov. 21. Gifts recommended by charities include books, meals, personal care items, fresh food, school supplies — even ducks. They are represented by cards in the bright red vending machines. For more information, visit GivingMachinesNashville. org.

• PIGEON FORGE WINTERFEST will be bigger and brighter this year with 20 new larger-thanlife nature-themed outdoor light displays. Programmed to music, the 20 new displays will include walkthru arches, a colorful 52-foot-long

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caterpillar, larger-than-life flowers and Old Man Winter. The city-wide festival begins on Nov. 10 and continues through Feb. 19, 2023. More information about Pigeon Forge Winterfest is available at MyPigeonForge.com.

• The best time of the year includes markets such as FRANKLIN MAKERS MARKET IN WESTHAVEN on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Magli Green Town Center Park. Enjoy free, family-friendly festivities and more than 50 craft and artisan vendors, visits with Santa, treats, a cocktail bar, treasures for holiday gifts and more. See all of the participating vendors and learn more at franklinmakersmarket. com. For more holiday happening this month, turn to page 36 in Things to Do.

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ENCOURAGING YOUR CHILD’S Giving Spirit

When we give to others, we have an opportunity to change lives. If our kids are going to make the world a better place, we need to instill a giving spirit. The holidays provide the perfect timing for this; here are ways to do it.

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We live in the age of selfies, where bullying is on the rise and civility is on the decline. Not-so-subtle societal messages tell us that our worth is defined by material possessions or by approval from social media “friends,” some of whom we barely know. In such a hands-off environment, it is easy to retreat from others or to believe that we are the center of our own worlds.

Ironically, experts tell us that the acceptance and achievement we crave can come from focusing on others. Since empathy is a strong predictor of future success, our children may be better off cultivating a giving spirit instead of chasing recognition or developing an individual “brand.” Michele Borba, author of Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About-MeWorld, (Touchstone; 2017), says that “the ability to empathize affects our kids’ future health, wealth, authentic happiness, relationship satisfaction and the ability to bounce back from diversity.”

Children Are Born to Care

Children are hard-wired with the spirit of giving. That’s apparent in the toddler who weeps at the sight of an upset playmate, the preschooler who offers their teddy bear to a sick sibling or the school-aged child who grabs a sponge when mom is washing the car. Yet, as they grow, children receive society’s clear message that it’s sometimes unsafe or unwise to care.

Fortunately, families have the power to foster empathy. Research shows that caregivers who openly express warmth and compassion raise more kind-hearted children. This process begins at birth and is intuitive. Routinely giving a patient, timely and consistent response to an infant’s cries or a toddler’s skinned knee tells that child that helping others is important. Once a child is secure that the world is a safe and loving place, it’s easier for them to develop empathy.

Experts say that the first opportunity for a child to help others is in their own home. Therefore, they recommend assigning household responsibilities. “Children need jobs,” says author and pediatrician Dr. William Sears. “Once a child learns a sense of responsibility for the household, a sense of responsibility to society

will come naturally in the next stage of development.”

Kids Who Help Others Help Themselves

Children who reach out to others enjoy an increased sense of well-being, self-worth and optimism. Helping others builds up a child’s defense system against temptation and stress.

Kids learn that it feels good to do the right thing, so it’s easier for them to say no to the wrong things. Since their personal worth is reinforced by their kindness toward others, they don’t need to search for it in material possessions or in poor choices.

Even The Busiest Families Can Fold Giving Into Their Schedules

Jenny Friedman, author of The Busy Family’s Guide To Volunteering: Do Good , Have Fun, Make a Difference as a Family Together (Gryphon House; 2003), says that finding time to help others is easier than you may think. For example, families who already enjoy crafts can make get well cards or toys. Supplies for a neighbor in need can be gathered while doing your own errands.

Families who are animal lovers may enjoy fostering an animal for deployed military.

Experts suggest starting small, with a one-time/no further obligation commitment. If all family members enjoy the experience and want to repeat it, consider adding on. But always be conscious of overcommitting. Studies show that when giving feels overwhelming or obligatory, the potential benefits are lost. It’s much easier (and more comfortable) to increase your commitment when you have more time than to cut back and feel guilty because you’ve taken on too much.

Teaching children to care and to offer their time and their talents to others is a win-win situation. Developing a child’s innate giving spirit helps them find purpose and satisfaction. It is the gift that keeps giving because they will likely teach empathy to their own children so that compassion will thrive in your family for years to come.

Shannon Dean is a freelance writer. She taught her sons to knit so they could make blanket squares for Warm Up America. Learn more about the organization at warmupamerica.org..

Involve Your Kids in Local Toy Drives

JINGLE TOY DRIVE https://give.vanderbilthealth.org/campaign/jingle-toy-drive-2022/c421151?c_ src=M2232

Provides holiday gifts and programming for patients in the hospital. Benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

LAST MINUTE TOY STORE https://www.lastminutetoystore.com

Provides free Christmas gifts and toys to the parents & guardians of girls & boys in need in Davidson county. Make a tax-deductible donation or purchase a toy donation at the website.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/ operation-christmas-child/

Give to others in need around the world. Fill a shoe box with toys and pay $9 for shipping. It gets sent to a needy child in an impoverished part of the world.

SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE

salvationarmynashville.org/angeltree

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 5, your family can adopt an angel from a Salvation Army Christmas tree. Simply take a paper angel ornament off of a tree near you. The ornament includes information such as the angel’s clothing sizes and toy requests along with other information.

TOYS FOR TOTS

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New, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages. The drive runs Nov. 1 - Dec. 1.

Aside from toy drives, there are numerous ways to help out others in our area. Please go to nashvilleparent.com and search “Giving

Back” for a list of ways your family can give to others in need during the holiday season and after.

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The Wizard of Oz

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TIP TOP TOYS!

Hasbro Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck Playset; 3+; $94.99

The ultimate ice cream truck playset with a life-size kitchen giving kids a big space for big imagina tions; 27 tools and soft-serve station, customize the creations with the sprinkle maker, tools, candy molds and more.

Heroes of Goo Jit ZuStretch and Strike Thrash Mobile 4+; $39.99

This toy trans forms from a speedy cruiser to an epic attack monster truck with a simple squish or stretch; exclusive Thrash figure with a race suit that sits perfectly in the driver’s seat.

Playmobile Wiltopia Animal Care Station

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Set in the exot ic and fascinat ing Amazon rainforest, play sets in this all-new theme provide important educational information about the diver sity of our planet, animals, nature, geography and sustainabilit y via on-line apps and QR codes.

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It gets tough buying for kids who seem to have everything. Keep it fresh and find that just-right toy for your kiddo with our EDITOR PICKS!

AGES 0 - 2

Jazwares Squishmallows 16-inch Buddy Squad; 12+mos; $34.99

Each Squishmallow has its own unique story and whimsical aesthetic; comes in a multitude of different characters including a panda, unicorn, duck and more.

LeapFrog Level Up Gaming Chair 18+ mos; $49.99

Mattel Fisher-Price

DJ Bouncin’ Beats

9+ mos; $59.99

Bounces to life with colorful lights, motorized spring action and over 75 songs, sounds and phrases to teach your little one numbers, etc.

Jazwares CoComelon Boo Boo JJ Doll; 12+ mos; $34.99

Have CoComelon fans? This sweet doll will teach them how to cure boo-boos from the head, shoulders, knees and toes!

Moose Toys Bluey Ultimate Lights & Sounds Playhouse 3+; $89.99

A deluxe playset featuring three stories, seven rooms for adventures and 15 play pieces, plus lights and sounds; makes for the perfect backdrop for recreating scenes from your family’s favorite Bluey episodes.

Spin Master Monster Jam Monster Garage 3+; $49.99

Kids can display and store up to 20 Monster Jam trucks; fun lights and sounds bring the action to playtime.

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Their very own gaming station with an attached joystick and pretend headphones. This includes an interactive tablet to learn letters, numbers, animals and more.

PAW Patrol Rubble X-Treme Truck 3 - 6; $35.99

A truck featuring epic transformations like in the show! Disengage the trailer to be in two places at once.

Air Hogs Flippin’ Frenzy 4+; $48.49

Kids can get into a frenzy with the rotating arms for tons of 360 spinning tornado action.

Barbie Dreamhouse mattell.com 3+; $224.99

Three-stories of dollhouse fun; features 10 indoor and outdoor living areas, cool lights and sounds and 70 working accessories.

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Valor Kick Scooter 5+; $99.99

The smallest folding full-size scooter is designed to fit your big life and take you anywhere and everywhere.

American Girl Truly Me Doll 5+; $115

The impressive 18-inch doll (comes with outfit, shoes and book) has a fabric lower torso, movable vinyl arms and legs and eyes that open and close. Choose your own from the 40 doll collection with a range of skin tones, hair types and acces sories. For an additional $90, the Create Your Own line lets you customize even further with freckles, braces, glasses and other features.

Disney Tablets Pebble Gear; 5+; $99.99

These themed tablets come with games, apps and parent controls.

Blip Toys GIGABOTS

5+; $16.99

A new take on action figures. The 13-inch, fully articulated figures lets kids build, trans form and battle; re-build and battle over and over again.

Giving to Siblings

When your kids are adults with their own babies, don’t you want them to have that unbreak able bond that only siblings know? Who knows? They may live across the country from one another, but one of the best things you can do for them dur ing the Christmas season is to encourage their giving to each other. For years to come, no mat ter where they live, they will look for ward to receiving that special box from their brother or sister.

How to Start the Sibling Giving Tradition

• Give each of your kids a certain amount of money to go shopping for their siblings. It can be $10 per child, but this is completely up to you and your budget.

Tonka Mighty Monster RC Steel Dump Truck 5+; $69.99

This durable RC truck comes with 4-in-1 monster action including motorized hauling and dumping, kid-powered front plowing and epic, 360° monster stunts. Control your truck from up to 100 feet away!

• Take each child to a store of their choice to scout out a special present. You’ll be amazed by how quickly they can do this.

• Enjoy watching first hand how intimately each child knows their siblings and the amount of thought they put in to picking the perfect gift.

• Be careful! If you take them all at once to a big-box store such as Target — you don’t want any of your kids to see what they may be getting each other!

Moose Toys Akedo Triple Strike Tag Team Arena 6+; $49.99

Battle with up to three Akedo Warriors at once. The new controller lets you rotate and tag or switch between three warriors; more than 40 sound effects; two exclusive Akedo warrior figures and more.

• When you get home from the shopping excursion, let your child learn to wrap the gift. It doesn’t matter how messy it is — that just makes it more precious!

• The best part is how excited each child gets when their gift is opened. You get to see the pride beaming from their face at making their brother or sister so happy with a thoughtful gift.

— susan day

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Cool Maker Stitch N’ Style Fashion Studio; Spin Master 8+; $39.99

This all-in-one fashion studio features a thread cartridge and automatic sewing sensors. Kids can get creative with the easy-to-use machine by using water to magically apply the included prints to their creations.

Jakks Pacific AirTitans Jurassic World Massive Attack T.Rex R/C; 8+; $129.999

More than six feet long! It fully inflates in 20 seconds, moves and attacks with 2.4 GHz full-function controls and includes more than a dozen sound effects, a rechargeable USB battery and more.

LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Peach Starter Course; 6+; $59.99

Launch the Lava Bubble to topple Lemmy from a tower; help Peach ride the swing set and earn digital coins; get building steps with the LEGO Super Mario app and more.

Thames & Kosmos Ultra Bionic Blaster 10+; $39.95

Construct an air-powered robotic glove that launches safe foam darts; learn about pneumatics and more cool mechanisms while assembling the blast er with over 100 pieces; no batteries or motors required.

Nintendo Switch Sports; 10+; $39.99

Your sports-lover can swing, kick and spike her way to victory with a collection of sports that puts her right into the action. Play together inperson or online with friends and family; turn real-world actions into in-game move ments.

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November

THINGS TO DO

DAILY EVENTS

HOLIDAY LIGHTS

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Enjoy one mile of

in the Mansion, the Poinsettia Tree and more.

OWL DAY AT OWL’S HILL

November events in day-by-day order.

Meet owls up close and learn a lot about the species.

CELEBRATE READING AT NASHVILLE ZOO

Hear children’s stories throughout the park.

FRANKLIN FAMILY DAY

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm,

Mini train

a petting

cane pole fishing in the

ZOOLUMINATION

Nov.

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Zoo,

More than 500 silk lanterns spread across 60 acres create displays with your favorite Zoo animals, holidaythemed scenes and even a 200-foot-long dragon.

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW ROUNDUP

Making a list? Checking it twice? Head to a holiday craft show near you!

MOTHER-SON DATE AT DEER RUN CAMPS

A picnic lunch, recreational activities, a campfire and more.

STOMP AT TPAC

A different kind of theaterical and musical experience.

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Twinkling lights, ice skating/tubing, photos with Santa, the ICE! exhibit and more.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Nov. 17 - Dec. 23

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The family-favorite based on the beloved novel and classic movie.

LIVE IN STUDIO A

Nov. 4 - 13

Martin Center for Nashville Ballet, Nashville Page 34

See three ballets with a live chamber ensemble up close in this one-of-a-kind immersive dance experience.

IMMERSIVE NUTCRACKER

Nov. 19 - Dec. 31

Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville Page 48

Be enchanted by Tchaikovsky’s sweeping music as this immersive experience brings the holidays to life.

DISNEY JR. LIVE

Singing, dancing, acrobatics and 3D special effects at the Grand Ole Opry.

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Drive through dazzling displays synchronized to Christmas classics.

ENCHANT

Nov. 25 - Jan. 2

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A walk-thru light maze created from more than 4 million sparkling lights plus a 100-foot-tall tree, a unique ice-skating trail, live entertainment, Santa visits and more.

ONLINE

COCOMELON LIVE!

All your favorite characters and songs come alive at TPAC.

THANKSGIVING TURKEY TROTS

Work up an appetite for the big bird by running for a cause.

ON YOUR RADAR

Mark your calendars for next month’s select outings.

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THINGS

TUE 1

FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES library.nashville.org

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

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH rclstn.org

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

BUSY BEES CLASS FOR KIDS

615-893-7439

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

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

615-862-5800

library.nashville.org/wishingchair

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

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM tnmuseum.org/calendar-of-events

For parents, grandparents and caregivers with young children ages 3 - 6, hear books related to our state’s people, culture and history in the Tennessee State Museum’s Children’s Gallery (1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville) on Tuesday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT

615-371-0090

brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Children ages 5 - 12 can improve their literacy skills by reading with Biscuit the therapy dog for 15 minutes between 3:45 - 5 p.m. at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Rd., Brentwood). Sign up for your time online.

FREE EAST NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET eastnashvillemarket.com

A community market every Tuesday from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the corner of 5th & Woodland in East Nashville. Park for free in the lot at the corner of 6th & Main St. and across the street at the First Church of the Nazarene.

HADESTOWN 615-782-4040 tpac.org

Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, this show is a love story and comes to TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville) Nov. 1 - 6. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — tickets start at $35 and show times vary.

ANASTASIA 615-460-5555 thefishercenter.com

This live show at Belmont’s Fisher Center (2020 Belmont Blvd., Nashville) transports you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Tickets start at $32.50 and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

WED 2

FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES library.nashville.org

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

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE FIRST WEDNESDAYS AT NMAAM 615-301-8724

nmaam.org

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

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY AT SOAC townofsmyrna.org

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

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

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

KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS: HUG A TREE 615-370-4672 owlshill.org

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

HADESTOWN See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

KEVIN NEALON nashville.zanies.com

See comedian Kevin Nealon perform stand up comedy live at Zanies (2025 8th Ave. S, Nashville). Tickets are $30 and the 18+ show starts at 7 p.m.

THU 3

FREE ITTY BITTY STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH rclstn.org

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

EARLY LEARNERS

615-459-2553 townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 - 6 can join for spooky-themed fun learning all about these creatures through crafts and a story at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E, Smyrna) from 1 - 2 p.m. Cost is $2, register online.

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET’S NUTCRACKER STORY TIME

nashvilleballet.com

Bring your littles for Nashville Ballet’s own version of this timeless holiday classic. The interactive story time whisks you away to the Land of the Sweets on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Bordeaux Library (4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville) at 11:30 a.m.; Saturday, Nov. 5 at Plaza Mariachi (3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville) at 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Goodlettsville Library (205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville) at 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 - 5.

FREE CRAFTERNOON AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

615-371-0090

brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Brentwood Library’s (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) “crafternoon” lets you make what you imagine with plenty of supplies. Happens from 4 - 5 p.m. For grades 3 - 5.

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LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST

615-274-3786

luckyladdfarms.com

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

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

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

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

immersive-kingtut.com/nashville

Virtually move from room to room and experience ancient Egypt in a new way at Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville (4416 Ridgefield Way, Nashville) select Thursdays - Mondays through Jan. 2. Entry times vary; tickets range from $30-$40.

HADESTOWN

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHOIR OF MURFREESBORO

murfreesborotn.gov

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

MUSIC CITY BACON & BARREL baconandbarrel.com

Celebrate two commonly appreciated southern traditions: hearty food & distilled spirits at The Loveless Barn (8400 Highway 100, Nashville) from 6 - 9 p.m. Tickets for this 21+ event start at $55.

FRI 4

FREE STORYTIME AT STONES RIVER TOWN CENTRE rclstn.org

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

FREE TENNESSEE MAMMALS AT THE WILDERNESS STATION 615-217-3017

murfreesborotn.gov

Learn which mammals call our great state home at Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park (401 Volunteer Rd., Murfreesboro) from 10 - 11 a.m. Feel the weight of the fur from black bears in the Smokies, see the structure of an opossum skull and find animal prints in the soil.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

Listen to live music as you toast marshmallows, eat s’mores around the campfire and enjoy an old-fashioned hayride along the Murfreesboro Greenway on Friday, Nov. 4.

FREE TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS

tlaird@murfreesborotn.gov

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

GLOW IN THE PARK 615-610-9500

myadventurepark.com

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

FALL HARVEST HAYRIDE 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov

Listen to live music as you toast marshmallows, eat s’mores around the fire and enjoy an old-fashioned hayride along the Greenway at General Bragg Trailhead (1540 W. College St., Murfreesboro) from 6 - 8 p.m. . There will be hot drinks available, too. Cost is $3.

LIVE IN STUDIO A: AN IMMERSIVE DANCE EXPERIENCE 615-782-4040 tpac.org

See Nashville Ballet up-close at the Martin Center for Nashville Ballet (3630 Redmon St., Nashville)! This dance experience features Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Paul Vaster ling’s Seasons set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi, plus the world-premiere of a brand-new piece by Associate Artistic Director Nick Mullikin. Performances are Nov. 4 - 13 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $70.

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN IN CONCERT 615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

Join Studio Tenn for its annual fall benefit concert featuring an evening with Michael Feinstein at The Franklin Theatre (419 Main St., Franklin). During the show, Feinstein will share stories and anecdotes from the music that defined many of the popular songs and scores from the last century. Tickets start at $75 and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

SISTER ACT 615-904-2787 boroarts.org

The feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film comes to the Center for the Arts (110 W College St., Murfreesboro) Nov. 4 - 20. Performances are Sept. 16 - 25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Adults are $18; children are $14. Rated PG.

FREE FRANKLIN ART CRAWL artscouncilwc.org/art-crawl

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

AND THAT’S WHY WE DRINK 615-782-4040 tpac.org

Hosted by Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer, And That’s Why We Drink is a comedy podcast where the paranormal and true-crime meet. See the live stage show at TPAC’s Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Tickets start at $35 and show starts at 8 p.m.

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THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

615-786-0186

wcpactn.com

Williamson Co. Parks and Rec presents this ‘50s and ‘60s jukebox musical Nov. 4 - 6 at Academy Park (112 Everbright Ave., Franklin). Performances take place Nov. 4 at 2 and 7 p.m., Nov. 5 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults under 55, $22.50 for seniors 55 and over and $20 for students and children 12 and under.

BEETHOVEN & SIBELIUS W/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

615-687-6400

nashvillesymphony.org

Combining power and grandeur with tender, poetic expression stands as Beethoven’s most profound achievement. Hear his Piano Concerto No. 4 performed by pianist Stewart Goodyear, Auerbach’s Icarus and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Tickets start at $25 and shows start at 8 p.m.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS

thehermitage.com

Embark on a spooky voyage at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage (4580 Rachel’s Ln., Hermitage) at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 6. Experience the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light. Along the way, guides in period clothing will explore tragedies that befell the Jackson family. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Cost is $40.

HADESTOWN

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FREE FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET factoryatfranklin.com

The freshest and healthiest in farm-to -table produce every Saturday at The Factory of Franklin (230 Franklin Road, Franklin) from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE WILDERNESS WALK townofsmyrna.org

Come out to Sharp Springs Park (311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna) and enjoy the outdoors with activities for all ages from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be an animal presentation, crafts and naturebased activities for everyone to enjoy!

FREE PORTRAITS OF PATRIOTISM: HONORING OUR VETERANS columbiatn.com

The Tennessee National Guard will have vehicles, weapons and equipment on display depicting various time periods in history at Riverwalk Park (102 Riverside Dr., Columbia) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. In addition, there will be camouflage face painting for kids.

FREE LUNCH WITH CHARACTERS! plazamariachi.com

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

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY YOUTH MAGIC GROUP rclstn.org

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

FALL COLOR HIKES 615-370-4672 owlshill.org/events

This series of guided walks just for adults allows you to follow the progression of fall at Owl’s Hill (545 Beech Creek Rd. S, Brentwood). Walks begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.; reservations suggested. Cameras and binoculars welcome. Cost is $12.

FREE DINOSAURS UNEARTHED AT SPRING HILL LIBRARY springhilltn.libcal.com

Join the Spring Hill Public Library (144 Kedron Pkwy., Spring Hill) on a quest to unearth the mysteries of the dinosaurs. Experience the methods paleontologists use to gather, document and interpret dinosaur fossils from 1010:45 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET’S NUTCRACKER STORY TIME See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST

615-862-8555

wpnc.nashville.gov

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

BABY GOAT CUDDLING 615-481-9546

noble-springs.com

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

FREE FRANKLIN PARKS’ FAMILY DAY

615-794-2103 franklintn.gov

Enjoy miniature train rides, hay rides, pony rides and a petting zoo at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm (239 Franklin Rd., Franklin) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Attendees can also enjoy cane pole fishing in the pond. Don’t miss the Touch-a-Tractor area sponsored by Tri Green Equipment, which will consist of small excavators the kids can operate and large tractors the kids can sit on.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO countrymusichalloffame.org

Bow a fiddle, pluck a banjo and strum a ukulele at the Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Included with admission; free to members.

MIDDLE TN HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOWS!

CHRISTMAS SAMPLER

The Center 401 North Main St., Springfield Nov. 4 – 5 | Fri 4 – 9 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $10 Friday, $5 Saturday

Join The Glenn Federation of Women’s Clubs and shop nearly 100 booths filled with local artisans, makers, bakers and vendors.

JINGLE & MINGLE AROUND TOWN

Downtown White House White House

Nov. 5 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission

Nearly 50 White House area businesses, crafters, artisans and more..

There will be tons of door prizes and $500 in cash giveaways, special offers, freebies and more.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

The Fairgrounds Nashville

500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville

Nov. 11 – 13 | Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 12 – 6 p.m.

$12 in advance ($15 at the door), free for kids 9 and younger, $5 parking

More than 250 vendors sell toys for all ages, plus photos with Santa, clothing for children and adults, jewelry, food items, pottery, collectibles and unusual pieces.

HOLIDAY TINSEL & TREASURES

Downtown Gallatin 118 W. Main St., Gallatin 615-452-4000

Nov. 12 – 13 | Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m.)

Free admission

Retail merchants offer holiday shopping fun before Black Friday.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Mt. Juliet Community Center

1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet Nov. 12 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free admission

Enjoy vendor booths for your holiday shopping. Kids can get their picture with Santa (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Mt. Juliet’s largest holiday vendor/craft fair is in it’s 10th year.

A RED RIVER CHRISTMAS Red River Farms 5350 Draper Rd., Springfield Nov. 12 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$5 per person

Shop home décor, jewelry, clothing, and more, in addition to food trucks and pictures with Santa. Santa will be available for pictures from 9 a.m. - noon.

MADE SOUTH HOLIDAY MARKET

The Factory at Franklin 230 Franklin Road, Franklin Nov. 18 – 19 | Fri 5 – 9 p.m. VIP Party, Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$59 two-day VIP pass, $15 Sat morning/$7 Sat afternoon only if purchased before Nov. 19, free ages 12 and younger

More than 130 vendors on site as well as chef demonstrations, live music, free parking and more inside Liberty Hall at The Factory.

HOLIDAY MARKET AT THE MANSION

Two Rivers Mansion 3130 McGavock Pk, Nashville Nov. 18 – 19 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $2 per adult, free 12 and under Visit 60+ artisans and vendors, food trucks, photos with Santa and more.

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owl at Owl’s Hill Sanctuary in Brentwood on Saturday, Nov. 5! Meet
owls and

“Celebrate Reading” at Nashville Zoo the first two Saturdays in November! Hear different children’s stories at various stops. Enjoy activities for young reading enthusiasts and animal encounters.

CELEBRATE READING AT NASHVILLE ZOO

615-833-1534

nashvillezoo.org

During the first two Saturdays in November, visit Nashville Zoo to hear children’s stories throughout the park. Follow the “Celebrate Reading” map as it takes you to hear different storybooks at various stops. Enjoy activities for young reading enthusiasts and animal encounters from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES 615-395-0102

arringtonvineyards.com

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

OWL DAY

615-370-4672

owlshill.org

Meet the owls at Owl’s Hill Sanctuary (545 Beech Creek Rd., Brentwood) and enjoy entertaining and informative talks on each species at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Hike through owl territory, make an owl craft and dissect owl pellets. Cost is $40 per family of 4; $20 adult + child; $12 individuals.

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

MISTLETOE MARKET

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church 1729 Stop 30 Rd., Hendersonville

Nov. 18 – 19 | Fri 5 – 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $10 Friday, $5 Saturday

More than 65 unique artisan crafters, specialty boutiques and food vendors. GFWC of Hendersonville presents the 11th annual event.

CENTENNIAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

Centennial High School

5050 Mallory Lane, Franklin Nov. 19 – 20, 2022 | Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 12 – 4 p.m. $5 one-day pass, $6 weekend Shop more than 195 artisans from 12 states come together to sell hand-made crafts for holiday shopping.

SHABBY LANE HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET Lane Agri-Park

315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro

Nov. 19 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Free admission

Enjoy shopping nearly 60 vendors in an indoor shopping location. Kids can visit with Santa from 12 – 3 p.m.

A VERY MAURY CHRISTMAS (AVMC) Factory at Columbia

101 N James M Campbell Blvd, Columbia

Nov. 19 | Sat 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun 12 – 4 p.m.

$5 per adult, free 12 and under

AVMC is a regional holiday market featuring more than 60 curated vendors. A portion of the proceeds benefit aMuse’um Children’s Museum.

HOLIDAY FRANKLIN MAKERS MARKET Westhaven

187 Front Street, Suite 100, Franklin

Nov. 19 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Free admission

Kick off the holiday season in this winter market complete with 50+ craft and artisans vendors, treats, photos with Santa, a cocktail bar and more.

HANDMADE NASHVILLE HOLIDAY MARKET at Bellevue Red Caboose Park Amphitheater

656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville

Nov. 26 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$2 per adult, free 12 and under

Join in the 7th Annual Handmade Nashville Holiday Market with all local handmade vendors on Small Business Saturday.

THINGS TO DO

FREE BACKYARD BLUEGRASS BASH

615-230-8474

Join Sumner County for this family event with Bluegrass music at the the Douglass-Clark House (2115 Long Hollow Pike, Gallatin) from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON kidsvilleonline.org

Kids ages 12 and under can enter the Parthenon (2500 West End Avenue, Nashville) for a story and craft from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS

615-742-7445

lanemotormuseum.org

The Lane Motor Museum (702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville) has over 580 cars and motorcycles in its collection, but only space to display about 150 cars at any given time. Vault tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $10 (in addition to museum admission, which is $3 for kids and $12 for adults); tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

FREE READING PAWS

615-862-5785

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

FREE CHESTNUT STREET CONCERT SERIES

chestnutstreetconcertseries.com

Check out this family-friendly outdoor concert series with Twen, The Kentucky Gentleman, and Mount Worcester at The Outfield (416 Chestnut St., Nashville) from 6 - 9 p.m.

KIDS NIGHT OUT AT BOOST GYMNASTICS

615-352-8533

boostgymnastics.com

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

LIVE IN STUDIO A: AN

IMMERSIVE DANCE EXPERIENCE

See Friday, Nov. 4.

GLOW IN THE PARK

See Friday, Nov. 4.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS

See Friday, Nov. 4.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

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FREE LEGO BUILDING FUN

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

HADESTOWN

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS

See Friday, Nov. 4.

LIVE IN STUDIO A: AN IMMERSIVE DANCE EXPERIENCE

See Friday, Nov. 4.

SISTER ACT

See Friday, Nov. 4.

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

See Friday, Nov. 4.

MON 7

EARLY EXPLORERS adventuresci.org

The Mother-Son date at Deer Run Camps in Thompson’s Station on Sunday, Nov. 6 is a perfect opportunity to carve some me-and-you time out before you dive into your busy holiday schedule!

MEGAN STALTER LIVE!

615-782-4040

tpac.org

See the LA-based actress, comedian and writer perform at TPAC’s Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Megan’s breakout role is in the HBO Max series HACKS. Tickets start at $25.75 and show starts at 7 p.m.

MYSTERIES & ILLUSIONS

888-212-2863

mysteriesandillusions.com

Experience sleight-of-hand mysteries, magic and illusions at The Filming Station (501 8th Avenue South, Nashville) from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Show is for ages 13 and up and tickets start at $40.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT LET IT SHINE lisgym.com

Drop your kids off and enjoy a night out at Let it Shine Gymnastics (1892 General Patton Dr., Franklin) from 6:30 - 10 p.m. Program is for ages 3 - 12 (must be fully potty trained) and includes a pizza dinner. Cost is $20 per child with registration ($25 without).

PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT SUMMIT SPORTS CENTER summitsportscenter.com

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

HADESTOWN

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

SISTER ACT

See Friday, Nov. 4.

BEETHOVEN & SIBELIUS W/ THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

See Friday, Nov. 4.

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

See Friday, Nov. 4.

SUN 6

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

LITTLE LEAPERS 615-987-0102 skyzone.com

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

CHUCK E. CHEESE SENSORYSENSITIVE SUNDAYS chuckecheese.com

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

LUCKY LADD FALL FUN FEST

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY JUMP urbanair.com

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

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN gentlebarn.org/tennessee

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

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

MOTHER-SON FALL DATE 615-794-2918

deerrun.camp/mother-son

The Mother-Son Date at Deer Run Camps & Retreats (3845 Perkins Rd., Thompsons Station) is an opportunity to carve some me-and-you time before you dive into your busy holiday schedule! Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the many scenic wooded areas on site, recreational activities, campfire and more. Happens from 1 - 5 p.m. Cost is $29.95 per person.

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

FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE

PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES library.nashville.org

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

SPARK! AT DISCOVERY CENTER explorethedc.org/spark

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

SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB

615-371-0090

brentwood-tn.libcal.com

Kids can learn beginning, intermediate and advanced chess strategies at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood). Happens from 5 - 6 p.m. and 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. For ages 612; cost is $10. Must register.

CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE 615-687-6400

nashvillesymphony.org

See Celebrating David Bowie at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Tickets start at $32 and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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FREE YOUTH PAMPER YOURSELF SPA PARTY pmurray@murfreesborotn.gov murfreesborotn.gov

Youth can celebrate national spa week by taking a breather and relaxing at McFadden Community Center (11 Bridge Avenue, Murfreesboro) Nov. 7 - 10 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Included are manicures, pedicures, facials, spathemed snacks and other activities. For ages 5 - 17; register online. Cost is $25.

TUE 8

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE STORY TIME WITH BACH TO ROCK MUSIC SCHOOL 615-862-5870

library.nashville.org

Presented by the Bach to Rock Music School, this is a high-energy and stimulating music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers at Thompson Lane Library (380 Thompson Ln., Nashville) on Nov. 8 and Richland Park Library (4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville) on Nov. 26 at 11 a.m.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

BUSY BEES CLASS FOR KIDS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE EAST NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE SKYPE A SCIENTIST rclstn.org

A new series of after-school events at Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

November’s scientist is a marine biologist.

FREE KRAFTERNOON AT LA VERGNE LIBRARY 615-793-7303

lavergnetn.gov

Kids in grades 1 - 5 can stop by the LaVergne Library (5063 Murfreesboro Rd., LaVergne) to make a “Turkey Glider” and/or a “Give Thanks Wreath” at 5:30 p.m.

Youth can have a spa-tacular time with getting manicures, pedicures, facials, spa-themed snacks and other activities at Murfreesboro’s McFadden Community Center Nov. 7 - 10 for National Spa Week.

FREE KID’S FULL MOON HIKE wpnc@nashville.gov

Take a short hike to a nice location and listen to a naturalist read a story book at Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) from 4:30 - 6 p.m. The group will wait for the full moon to appear over the bare branches of the forest trees. Email to register.

FREE YOUTH PAMPER YOURSELF SPA PARTY See Monday, Nov. 7.

RONNIE MILSAP 615-687-6400

nashvillesymphony.org

See Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap perform live with the musicians of your Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Tickets startat $40 and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

WED 9

FREE NASHVILLE BALLET’S NUTCRACKER STORY TIME

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS: FEATHERED FRIENDS

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FREE LEGO CLUB AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

Bring your imagination to Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) and they’ll provide the Legos! Program happens from 4 - 4:30 p.m. for grades K - 2 and from 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. for grades 3 - 5. Register online.

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY AT SOAC See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FREE READING PAWS OLD HICKORY 615-862-5869

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

CMA AWARDS

bridgestonearena.com

CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and NFL superstar Peyton Manning host the 56th Annual CMA Awards live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC from 7 - 10 p.m.

FALL WREATH MAKING wpnc@nashville.gov

Make a beautiful wreath using natural materials, including invasive honeysuckle vines, at Warner Park Nature Center (7311 Highway 100, Nashville) from 5 - 7 p.m. Participants will enjoy snacks and a glass of wine while creating their autumnal masterpieces. For ages 21+; email to register.

FREE YOUTH PAMPER YOURSELF SPA PARTY

See Monday, Nov. 7.

THU 10

FREE ITTY BITTY STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

EARLY LEARNERS AT SOAC See Thursday, Nov. 3.

BUSY BEES CLASS FOR KIDS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

FREE TURTLE TALK AT THE WILDERNESS STATION 615-217-3017

challwalker@murfreesborotn.gov

Come to the Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park (401 Volunteer Rd., Murfreesboro) for a meet and greet with Eastern Box Turtles and learn amazing facts using turtle biofacts from 2 - 3 p.m. Register online.

FREE CRAFTERNOON AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

FREE GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

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FREE BELLE MEADE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

615-356-0501

visitbellemeade.com

Get into the holiday spirit at Belle Meade Historic Site (110 Leake Ave., Nashville) from 5 - 8 p.m. Enjoy complimentary viewings of the Mansion with a timed ticket, holiday-themed crafts in the Children’s Area, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and snacks.

FREE ALL ACCESS NIGHT AT DISCOVERY CENTER explorethedc.org

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

FRIENDS LIFE COMMUNITY THEATRE SHOWCASE

615-782-4040

tpac.org

Check out this showcase by Friends Life Community, a Nashville-based nonprofit serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, at TPAC’s Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). The audience will be taken on whimsical journeys through each Friend’s unique perspective of a perfect day featuring film, music, live performance, video projection, visual art, costumes and dance. Tickets start at $15 and show starts at 6:30 p.m.

SINATRA AND BEYOND

615-687-6040

nashvillesymphony.org

Celebrate Ol’ Blue Eyes in this show packed with beloved songs like “Come Fly with Me,” “My Way” and more at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Singer/ pianist/songwriter Tony DeSare delivers a fresh take on old-school class. Tickets start at $45 and show starts at 7 p.m.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHOIR OF MURFREESBORO

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

FREE YOUTH PAMPER YOURSELF SPA PARTY

See Monday, Nov. 7.

FRI 11

FREE TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS

See Friday, Nov. 4.

FREE SMYRNA VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY townofsmyrna.org

The 2022 Veterans Day Ceremony for the town of Smyrna will take place at the Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial at Lee Victory Recreation Park (110 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E, Smyrna) beginning at 11 a.m.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

THINGS TO DO

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS OPENS AT GAYLORD 615-889-1000

christmasatgaylordopryland.com

Gather your family to celebrate the holidays at Gaylord Opryland (2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville) from Nov. 11 - Jan. 1, 2023. Explore acres of twinkling lights, exciting activities, shows and events (like ice skating/tubing, photos with Santa and horse-drawn carriage rides). Plus, enjoy the return of the ICE! walk-through exhibit with a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer theme! Tickets vary; attractions aren’t limited to overnight guests.

FAMILY CAMPFIRE & NIGHT HIKE IN SMYRNA mike.kraft@townofsmyrna.org townofsmyrna.org

Join SOAC staff around the campfire for fun games, friends and s’mores at the Sharp Springs Natural Area (1000 Espey Dr., Smyrna) from 6 - 9 p.m.

Also, there will be a guided hike with activities designed to increase your knowledge and comfort when it comes to darkness. Cost is $2.

LIVE IN STUDIO A: AN IMMERSIVE DANCE EXPERIENCE

See Friday, Nov. 4.

BOOST GYMNASTICS OPEN GYM boostgymnastics.com

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

SINATRA AND BEYOND

See Thursday, Nov. 10.

SISTER ACT

See Friday, Nov. 4.

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NASHVILLE 1/2 MARATHON, MARATHON & 5K runnash.com

All ages and fitness levels will love this running tour of Nashville landmarks, like Music Row, Nissan Stadium, Honky Tonks and more. Every participant will receive a commemorative medal and t-shirt. Race starts at First Horizon Park (19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville) at 7 a.m. Cost varies.

GALLATIN GOBBLE TURKEY SHOOT 615-452-4000 gallatintn.org

Contestants ages 12 and older can shoot at paper targets 30 yards away at the Gallatin Civic Center (210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin) from 8 - 11 a.m. Cost is $25 with registration ($30 day of). Bring your own gun.

FALL COLOR HIKES

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE 18TH ANNUAL HIKE FOR SAFE HAVEN 615-256-8195 hikeforsafehaven.org

This pet and stroller-friendly event includes hiking on paved trails, food, live music, children’s activities and more at Percy Warner Park (2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE EXPLORE WITH A NATURALIST

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE NATURE HIKES AT GLEN LEVEN FARM 615-244-5263

give.landtrusttn.org

Get out in nature just 10 minutes from downtown Nashville at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s 64-acre Glen Leven Farm (4000 Franklin Pike, Nashville) from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE RUTHERFORD COUNTY YOUTH MAGIC GROUP

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

RAPPELLING AT STONE DOOR 615-217-3017

murfreesborotn.gov

Rappel off the side of the Stone Door with Murfreesboro Parks & Rec from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The rappel is a little more than 80 feet and has breath taking views the whole way down. Gear and transportation is provided. Meet at the Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park (401 Volunteer Rd., Murfreesboro). Cost is $15; register online.

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Gaylord’s A Country Christmas event, which runs Nov. 11 through Jan. 1, 2023, features outdoor fun at Pinetop Village including ice tubing, ice skating, ice bumper cars, reindeer encounters and live performances.
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FREE STORYTIME WITH HEATHER & SHOP DOG MARLEE parnassusbooks.net

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

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE READ WITH SHILOH brentwood-tn.libcal.com

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

FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE BELLS BEND ARCHERY 615-862-4187 bellsbend@nashville.gov

Whether a beginner or experienced archer, come spend an afternoon of fun learning archery skills at Bells Bend Park (4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville) from 1 - 3 p.m. Bows and arrows provided.

CELEBRATE READING AT NASHVILLE ZOO

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

LASER DAVID BOWIE adventuresci.org

Enjoy the music of David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust, set to laser lights at the Sudekum Planetarium in Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville). Put on your red shoes to dance the blues from 6:15 – 7 p.m. Cost is $11 for non-members; $7 for members.

WE ROCK THE SPECTRUM’S FRIENDSGIVING EVENT

werockthespectrumfranklintn.com

Come out to We Rock the Spectrum (1113 Murfreesboro Rd. #203, Franklin) from 12 - 3 p.m. for complimentary Thanksgiving-themed food, snacks, music, arts & crafts, games and more.

NERF WARS AT MPACT SPORTS mpactsports.com/nerfwars

Community Nerf Wars at Mpact Sports (121 Seaboard Lane, Suite 1, Franklin)

happen twice a month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Price is $10 per warrior. Bring your Nerf Gun (available to purchase also) and protective eyewear.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT SUMMIT SPORTS CENTER

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY nhl.com/predators

Come see the Nashville Predators play at their home ice at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) at 7 p.m.

SINATRA AND BEYOND

See Thursday, Nov. 10. STOMP

615-782-4040 tpac.org

The percussion group returns to TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with rhythms. Tickets start at $40 and show starts at 8 p.m.

SISTER ACT

See Friday, Nov. 4.

ENTRE ELLAS

Enjoy this comedy show that features a number of Latin TV legends at TPAC’s Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Tickets start at $62.50 and show starts at 8:30 p.m.

LIVE IN STUDIO A: AN IMMERSIVE DANCE EXPERIENCE

See Friday, Nov. 4.

SUN 13

LITTLE LEAPERS

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

TENNESSEE TITANS VS. DENVER BRONCOS tennesseetitans.com

The Titans will take on the Denver Broncos at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville) at noon.

FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS AT THE FRIST ART MUSEUM fristartmuseum.org

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

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY AT NASHVILLE ZOO 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

Nashville Zoo honors military heroes by offering free admission for any active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate family mem bers. Come to the Zoo’s ticket counter and present your official military ID or paperwork.

BOOT SCOOTIN’ COWBOY BOOTS

countrymusichalloffame.org

Inspired by fashionable footwear featured in the museum galleries, young designers will create boot patterns to reflect their own personalities from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Included with museum admission; free to members.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PLAYHOUSE: THE MUSIC OF ROLLING STONES brooklynbowl.com Head out to Brooklyn Bowl Nashville (925 3rd Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201) for a family-friendly concert with games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out for families with children ages 10 and younger. The fun starts at 12 p.m. and costs $15.

FREE LEGO BUILDING FUN

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE

ryman.com

Dress up and join the party at the Grand Ole Opry House (2804 Opryland Dr., Nashville) for this all-new show featuring the first appearance of characters from Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends, in addition to Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, the Puppy Dog Pals and Alice live on stage. The interactive concert includes singing, dancing, acrobatics and 3D special effects. Tickets start at $25 and show starts at 4 p.m.

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STOMP will use anything but conventional percussion instruments – wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans – to fill theTPAC stage with rhythms on Sunday, Nov. 13.

SPY NINJAS LIVE

615-782-4040 tpac.org

The evil hacker group, Project Zorgo, has infiltrated TPAC and is attempting to shut down the internet. This interactive theater experience is ‘live show meets escape room’ at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Tickets are $33 and show starts at 7 p.m.

LIVE IN STUDIO A: AN IMMERSIVE DANCE EXPERIENCE

See Friday, Nov. 4.

SISTER ACT

See Friday, Nov. 4.

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS VS. COLORADO BUFFALOES MEN’S BASKETBALL

bridgestonearena.com

The final matchup of the Tennessee basketball team’s three-game series with Colorado is set to take place at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Tickets range from $20$40 and game starts at 7 p.m.

MON 14

FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE

PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Monday, Nov. 7.

EARLY EXPLORERS

See Monday, Nov. 7.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB

See Monday, Nov. 7.

FREE SENSORY EVENING AT LINEBAUGH

A special evening for children with sensory processing issues at Linebaugh Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro) from 4 - 4:45 p.m. Love Learning Music will provide an evening of low-stimulation music activities and talk with families about music therapy resources in the community.

NIGHT HIKE WITH CAMPFIRE AT BARFIELD CRESCENT PARK 615-217-3017

jfogel@murfreesborotn.gov

Join a 1-mile hike to the campground within Barfield Crescent Park (401 Volunteer Rd., Murfreesboro) and then enjoy a nice night around the campfire from 5 - 7 p.m. We They provide s’mores. Register online. Cost is $5.

TUE 15

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY WOODWIND TRIO 615-862-5859 library.nashville.org

See the Nashville Symphony Woodwind Trio perform in the lobby of the Donelson Library (2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville) from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

BUSY BEES CLASS FOR KIDS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE EAST NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY nhl.com/predators

Come see the Nashville Predators play at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) at 7 p.m.

WED 16

FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

THINGS

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS: ALL ABOUT OWLS

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FREE LEGO CLUB AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

Bring your imagination to Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood) and they’ll provide the Lego! Program happens from 4 - 4:30 p.m. for grades K - 2 and from 4:45 - 5:15 p.m. for grades 3 - 5. Register online.

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY AT SOAC

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FREE CODE CLUB AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FREE MADISON KNIGHTS CHESS CLUB

615-862-5868 library.nashville.org

Learn about the great game of chess on the third Wednesday of each month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Madison Library (610 Gallatin Pike S, Madison).

Sharpen your skills and get some competition in a fun, informal atmosphere. All ages welcome.

THU 17

FREE ITTY BITTY STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

EARLY LEARNERS AT SOAC

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

BUSY BEES CLASS FOR KIDS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

FREE CRAFTERNOON AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

FREE GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre (25 Middleton St., Nashville) presents this family-favorite on select Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 17 - Dec. 23. Based on the famed novel and classic movie, the show follows the story of Dorothy Gale, a young girl who is whisked away to the magical land of Oz with her dog Toto. She travels down the Yellow Brick Road and learns not only the value of having heart, brains, and courage but also the importance of friends. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for youth.

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BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY W/ NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

615-687-6400

nashvillesymphony.org

Step inside a magical world filled with brooks, singing birds and merry folk dances when Giancarlo Guerrero leads Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony,” the great composer’s charming ode to nature and rustic delights, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists will fill the stage for Gabriela Lena Frank’s Requiem, a reflection on Spain’s conquest of the Aztec Empire. Tickets start at $25; show starts at 7 p.m.

FREE TOASTY & THANKFUL + LEONID METEOR SHOWER

615-862-4187

bellsbend@nashville.gov

Come by Bells Bend Outdoor Center (4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville) after hours for a toasty fire out back and s’mores provided while supplies last 4 - 9 p.m. This night is also predicted to be peak viewing for the Leonid meteor shower from late evening until moonrise. Call or email to register.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

HOCKEY

nhl.com/predators

Come see the Nashville Predators play at their home ice at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) at 7 p.m.

ELF JR. AT WASHINGTON THEATRE

615-893-7439 ext 6130 shicks@murfreesborotn.gov

Local theatre company Perform Murfreesboro will debut their performance of Elf Jr. the Musical at the Washington Theater at Patterson Park (521 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Murfreesboro) Nov. 17, 18 and 19 from 7 - 9 p.m. and Nov. 20 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Cost is $10.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHOIR OF MURFREESBORO

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

EMMYLOU HARRIS

See 14-time Grammy winner Emmylou Harris perform live at Exit/In (2208 Elliston Pl., Nashville). Cost is $45 and the 18+ show starts at 8 p.m.

POP-UP MAGAZINE: LOVE STORIES

615-782-4040

tpac.org

This live show features original and true stories, art and music from top emerging storytellers at War Memorial Auditorium (301 Sixth Ave. N, Nashville). Performances will be accompanied by illustration, animation, film, photography and an original score performed onstage by their musical collaborators. Tickets start at $35 and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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FREE TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS

See Friday, Nov. 4.

FREE PUPPET SHOW: A CHILD’S CALENDAR 615-862-5785 library.nashville.org

John Updike’s collection of poems for children is transformed into a musical puppet show that takes you through the seasons month by month. Sarah Hart and Brian Hull score this adaptation with original music at the Nashville Public Library Main Branch (615 Church St., Nashville) at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS nashvillezoo.org

Come see Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville) in a whole new light and enjoy the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival. More than 500 custom-made silk lanterns will be spread across 60 acres, creating elaborate displays with some of your favorite Zoo animals, holiday-themed scenes and even a 200-foot-long dragon. Plus, select animal exhibits will be open late, including Sumatran tiger, Andean bear, Carribean flamingos and Unseen New World. Happens nightly Nov. 18 - Jan. 8; Thursday - Sunday, Jan. 12 to Feb. 4 from 5 - 9 p.m. Cost is $19 for adults and $15 for ages 2 - 12.

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FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

franktownsfestivaloflights.com

FrankTown Festival of Lights features 200+ displays that are synchronized to Christmas classics that guests can listen to on their radios as they enjoy the mile and a half long route. Open nightly Nov. 18 - Dec. 31 at the Williamson County Agricultural Center (4215 Long Ln, Franklin) from 5 - 9 p.m. Cost is $30 per vehicle.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

SISTER ACT

See Friday, Nov. 4.

BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY W/ NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

See Thursday, Nov. 17.

ELF JR. AT WASHINGTON THEATRE

See Thursday, Nov. 17.

FREE FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM: STARRY NIGHTS 615-459-2341

samdavishome.org

Bring your littles out to Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna) from 7 - 8 p.m. Get an up close look at the night sky’s constellations. Cost is $10.

WAY LATE PLAY DATE:

HOLIDAY MOVIE MAGIC!

adventuresci.or Ages 21 and up and can join the Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville) for this holiday movie-themed, after-hours event packed with a hometown holiday market, planetarium shows & karaoke singalong in the Sudekum Planetarium, a live science show and more. Holiday sweaters are encouraged! Starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $30-$35.

NASHVILLE R&B MUSIC EXPERIENCE

bridgestonearena.com

Experience live R&B music by Monica, Bell Biv DeVoe, Dru Hill, Xscape, Next, Ginuwine, 112 and more at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville). Tickets start at $65 and show starts at 8 p.m.

SOUTHERN SOUL MUSIC FESTIVAL

615-782-4040

tpac.org

Experience all your favorite soulful hits and top songs at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). Hosted by Miami’s own Comedian Marvin Dixon, tickets are $82.50 and show starts at 8 p.m.

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BABY GOAT CUDDLING

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

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through more than 200 displays synchronized to Christmas classics on your radio and enjoy the mile-and-a-halflong route for FrankTown Festival of Lights , Nov. 18 - Dec. 31 at the Williamson County
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THINGS TO DO

FREE LEGO CLUB AT LINEBAUGH rclstn.org

Join other enthusiasts for an openended LEGO maker-space and see what you can create from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Linebaugh Public Library (105 W Vine St., Murfreesboro).

FREE MNPS CELEBRATION OF SCHOOLS PARADE AND FAIR mnps.org/parade Schools and students will parade down Titans Way outside Nissan Stadium with lots of music, fun, food, giveaways and activities in support of Metro Nashville Public Schools. You will have the chance to meet educators. The parade is from 10 - 11:30 a.m. beginngin at Victory Lane and Titans Way. The fair is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

IMMERSIVE NUTCRACKER

immersive-nutcracker.com

Experience this timeless holiday tale like never before at Lighthouse Artspace (4416 Ridgefield Way, Nashville) Nov. 19 through Dec. 31! Be enchanted by Tchaikovsky’s sweeping music as this immersive experience brings the holidays to life. Tickets range from $27 - $45 and entry times vary.

FREE PUPPET SHOW: A CHILD’S CALENDAR

See Friday, Nov. 18.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

PUBLIC PAINT DAY & FREE GRILLED CHEESE DAY jadyn.hayes@townofsmyrna.org townofsmyrna.org

Create a personalized tote bag at Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E, Smyrna) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. All supplies will be provided; 10 people will be admitted each session (10 - 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.). In addition, enjoy a free grilled cheese sandwich provided by Middle Tennessee Electric Griddle.

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE HANDMADE MARKET

310-751-8962

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

FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT SUMMIT SPORTS CENTER

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE SANTA’S ARRIVAL EVENT AT RIVERGATE MALL 615-855-6247

rivergate-mall.com

Welcome Santa in from the North Pole at RiverGate Mall (1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville) from 12 - 2 p.m.

Activities include face painting, selfie station, balloon artist, bounce house, character visits, gift bags and milk & cookies to the first 250 kids and, of course, Santa Clause. Santa’s Arrival Event will be located inside and to the right of the food court eateries.

GLOW IN THE PARK See Saturday, Nov. 5.

LASER DAVID BOWIE See Saturday, Nov. 12.

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

Walk through an illuminated winter wonderland at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville) with one mile of lights, real reindeer, s’mores pits, Nutcracker Marche in the Mansion, the Poinsettia Tree and cash bars with seasonal drinks and hot toddies.

Happens Nov. 19 - Jan. 8 from 5 - 10 p.m. Gardens-only tickets are $12-16 for members, $20-26 for nonmembers; Gardens & Mansion tickets are $14-18 for members, $22-28 for nonmembers. Late Night Lights Garden-only tickets are available for $20 every MondayThursday at 8:30 p.m.

THE WIZARD OF OZ See Friday, Nov. 18.

SISTER ACT

See Friday, Nov. 4.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY nhl.com/predators

Come see the Nashville Predators play at their home ice at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) at 7 p.m.

ELF JR. AT WASHINGTON THEATRE

See Thursday, Nov. 17.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY W/ NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

See Thursday, Nov. 17.

SUN 20

LITTLE LEAPERS

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

IMMERSIVE NUTCRACKER

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

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SPARKLE, FRINGE AND ROCK & ROLL

countrymusichalloffame.org

Explore the connection between personality, style and stage wear on view in the galleries at Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Afterwards, participants will bring it all together to create their own new accessory that shows off their personality. Happens from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Included with museum admission; free to members.

FREE LEGO BUILDING FUN

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

NASHVILLE BEATLES BRUNCH

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

COCOMELON LIVE!

615-782-404 tpac.org

This Broadway-style musical production encourages parents and kids to get out of their seats and sing and dance along at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (505 Deaderick St., Nashville). With all the favorite characters and over 20 songs, the show is a terrific journey through the world of CoComelon. Tickets start at $35 and show starts at 3 p.m.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

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THINGS TO DO

AN EVENING WITH SCOTT HAMILTON & FRIENDS

bridgestonearena.com

Scott Hamilton & Friends bring Olympic, World, and National Champion figure skaters to Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) for family-friendly performances alongside the biggest names in Country music. Tickets start at $31.05 and show starts at 5 p.m.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

See Friday, Nov. 18.

ELF JR. AT WASHINGTON THEATRE

See Thursday, Nov. 17.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

SISTER ACT

See Friday, Nov. 4.

MON 21

FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Monday, Nov. 7.

SPARK! AT DISCOVERY CENTER

See Monday, Nov. 7.

EARLY EXPLORERS

See Monday, Nov. 7.

SCHOLASTIC CHESS CLUB

See Monday, Nov. 7.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY nhl.com/predators

Come see the Nashville Predators play on their home ice at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) at 7 p.m.

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

TUE 22

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY WOODWIND TRIO 615-862-5859 library.nashville.org See the Nashville Symphony Woodwind Trio perform in the lobby of the Donelson Library (2315 Lebanon Pike, Nashville) from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

BUSY BEES CLASS FOR KIDS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE EAST NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

FRANKTOWN

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

FREE DAYSTAR SOUP NIGHTS

charlotte@daystarcounseling.com daystarcounseling.com

Soup Nights at Daystar Counseling Ministries (2801 Azalea Pl, Nashville) are open to the community and give a time for families and friends to connect. Happens at 7 p.m.

WED 23

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

THANKSGIVING BREAK CAMP AT DISCOVERY CENTER explorethedc.org

Campers can build and program a robotic friend, VEX, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Campers will work as a team to build the robot, learn the commands, and code VEX using block-language at Discovery Center (502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro). Cost is $60.

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY AT SOAC

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

FRANKTOWN

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

DAVID ALFORD’S A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER WITH PAUL CARROL BINKLEY

Nashville star David Alford performs two of Truman Capote’s best-loved short stories, “The Thanksgiving Visitor,” and the perennial favorite “A Christmas Memory,” with live music by Paul Carrol Binkley and friends at Belmont Mansion (1900 Acklen Ave., Nashville). The Victorian Christmasdecorated mansion will be open for viewing. Tickets start at $45 and shows start at 7:30 p.m.

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Scott Hamilton & Friends is at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, Nov. 20, combining the best in figure skating with the biggest names in Country music.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

FRANKLIN TURKEY TROT graceworksministries.net

Now in its 23rd year, this Thanksgiving Day tradition benefits GraceWorks. Participants run/walk the 10k, 5k or 1k Kids Turkey Chase through the heart of Cool Springs. 10k is $50, 5k is $45, and kids 1k Turkey Chase is $15. ($5 off each adult registration if you form a team!) Register beginning at 6:15 a.m. Races start at 7 a.m. at Meridian Cool Springs(2000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin).

MUSIC CITY TURKEY TROT

5K AND 1 MILE WADDLE runnash.com

A costume contest, largest teams competition, entertainment on the course, and finisher medals for all participants in this run/walk through Music City. Meet at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville). Cost is $25 - $40 and starts at 8 a.m.

NASHVILLE TURKEY TROT

8K & 10 MILE tennesseeruns.com/nashvilleturkeytrot

The Nashville Thanksgiving tradition continues in person and virtually featuring The Thankful Turkey Half Marathon, 10 Mile and 8k. The race starts at Wave Country (2320 Two Rivers Pkwy., Nashville) at 8:30 a.m. (kids dash at 8:15 a.m.). This year’s race will benefit Special Olympics Tennessee. Cost is$12.00 - $54.99.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

FRI 25

BABY GOAT CUDDLING

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

TURKEY DAY AT DISCOVERY CENTER explorethedc.org

Bring the family to Discovery Center (502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro) for a fun-filled turkey day event with snacks, crafts, story time and live animals throughout the day from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Included with admission ($8).

FREE STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY 615-862-5800

countrymusichalloffame.org

An array of puppeteers and marionettes by Wishing Chair Production chronicle the history of country music and how Nashville became Music City USA. Happens at 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Run time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Recommended for 3 - 10, but all are welcome.

FREE TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS

See Friday, Nov. 4.

THE WIZARD OF OZ

See Friday, Nov. 18.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY nhl.com/predators

Come see the Nashville Predators play at their home ice at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) at 1 p.m.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

THINGS

ENCHANT NASHVILLE enchantmagic.com

Enjoy over 4 million sparkling multicolored lights creating a story-themed, walk-thru maze with holiday trees over 100 feet tall at First Horizon Park (19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville) nightly from Nov. 25 - Jan. 2. The event offers an ice-skating trail, live entertainment, interactive games, Santa visits and a holiday marketplace featuring local artisans, along with holiday foods and festive drinks from 5 - 10 p.m. and costs $34 for adults, $20 for ages 3 - 17.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

DAVID ALFORD’S A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER WITH PAUL CARROL BINKLEY

See Wednesday, Nov. 23.

JINGLE BEAT feverup.com

The interactive holiday experience runs Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 at the Nashville Fairgrounds (401 Wingrove St., Nashville). Drive or walk through interactive installations and over 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor adventure.

Happens Wednesdays - Thursdays from 4 - 10:30 p.m., Fridays from 4 - 11 p.m. and Saturdays - Sundays from 12 - 11 p.m. The visit will take around 6090 minutes. Tickets are $36 for adults, $30.60 for student/military and $28.80 for ages 3 - 12.

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

HOLIDAY MOVIES AT THE FRANKLIN THEATRE 615-538-2076

franklintheatre.com

See the holiday classic Christmas Vaca tion (PG-13) at the downtown Franklin Theatre (419 Main St., Franklin) at 7 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior.

MUSIC CITY HOCKEY CLASSIC bridgestonearena.com

The Northeastern University Huskies will take on the Western Michigan University Broncos for the inaugural Music City Hockey Classic at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena as a double-header with the Nashville Predators. Tickets are $32.78 and match starts at 6 p.m.

SAT 26

FREE FRANKLIN FARMERS MARKET

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

BABY GOAT CUDDLING

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY

See Friday, Nov. 25.

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THINGS TO DO

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

DAYTIME WEEKEND VISITS WITH SANTA 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Families can come visit with St. Nicholas every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 through Dec. 24 in the Frist Learning Center at Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville) from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Included with general admission or membership.

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE STORY TIME WITH BACH TO ROCK MUSIC SCHOOL

See Tuesday, Nov. 8.

FREE KIDSVILLE AT THE PARTHENON

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

IMMERSIVE NUTCRACKER

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

FREE LUNCH WITH CHARACTERS!

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

THE WIZARD OF OZ See Friday, Nov. 18.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

GLOW IN THE PARK

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

ENCHANT NASHVILLE

See Friday, Nov. 25.

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

JINGLE BEAT

See Friday, Nov. 25.

LASER HOLIDAYS

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Take holiday lights to a new level with a festive laser show with modern and classic hits set to laser lights at Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville) from 6:15 - 7 p.m. Cost is $11 for non-members; $7 for members. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

DAVID ALFORD’S A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER WITH PAUL CARROL BINKLEY

See Wednesday, Nov. 23.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY nhl.com/predators

Come see the Nashville Predators play at their home ice at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) at 7 p.m.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CARRIAGE RIDES

615-983-2303

info@sugarcreekcarriages.com

Enjoy the Christmas decorations of downtown Nashville with a 20, 30 or 45-minute narrated carriage ride. See the city Christmas tree along with other decorated hot spots like the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, Johnny Cash Museum, Riverfront Park and more between 6 - 10 p.m. Carriages can take 1 to 9 people (all rides are private for safety purposes). Tickets start at $71.50.

NERF WARS AT MPACT SPORTS

See Saturday, Nov. 12.

MYSTERIES & ILLUSIONS

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

SUN 27

COW CUDDLING AT THE GENTLE BARN

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

DAYTIME WEEKEND VISITS WITH SANTA

See Saturday, Nov. 26.

LITTLE LEAPERS

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

IMMERSIVE NUTCRACKER

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

See Saturday, Nov. 5.

HIP HATS

countrymusichalloffame.org

Using hats on view throughout the museum as inspiration, aspiring young designers can make and decorate their own paper hats from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame (222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville). Included with museum admission; Free to museum members.

FREE LEGO BUILDING FUN

See Sunday, Nov. 6.

HOLIDAY MOVIES AT THE FRANKLIN THEATRE 615-538-2076

franklintheatre.com

See the holiday classics How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG) at 10 a.m., Elf (PG) at 2:30 p.m. or Christmas Vacation (PG-13) at 7 p.m. at the downtown Franklin Theatre (419 Main St., Franklin). Doors open 30 minutes prior.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

ENCHANT NASHVILLE

See Friday, Nov. 25.

FRANKTOWN

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

JINGLE BEAT

See Friday, Nov. 25.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CARRIAGE RIDES

See Saturday, Nov. 26.

OPRY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SHOW

1-800-SEE-OPRY opry.com

Enjoy a night of festive fun with special guests, artists and nonstop surprises at the Grand Ole Opry House (2804 Opryland Dr., Nashville). Featured artists include Mandy Barnett, Charlie McCoy, Riders In The Sky, The Gatlin Brothers and more. Tickets start at $55 and show starts at 7 p.m.

PURPLE MADNESS: PRINCE TRIBUTE

citywinery.com/nashville

“Purple Madness,” the ultimate celebration of the widely beloved entertainer, comes to City Winery Nashville (609 Lafayette St., Nashville). Tickets start at $20 and show starts at 7 p.m.

TENNESSEE TITANS VS. CINCINNATI BENGALS tennesseetitans.com

The Titans will take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Nissan Stadium (1 Titans Way, Nashville), with kickoff at noon.

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FREE MONDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Monday, Nov. 7.

EARLY EXPLORERS

See Monday, Nov. 7.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

IMMERSIVE KING TUT

See Thursday, Nov. 3.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

ENCHANT NASHVILLE

See Friday, Nov. 25.

FRANKTOWN

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

JINGLE BEAT

See Friday, Nov. 25.

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Families can visit with St. Nicholas every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 24 in the Frist Learning Center at Cheekwood.

THINGS

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CARRIAGE RIDES

See Saturday, Nov. 26.

WED 30

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE WEDNESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FREE WILD WEDNESDAY AT SOAC

See Wednesday, Nov. 2.

FREE LEGO CLUB AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

See Wednesday, Nov. 9.

CHRIS BOTTI WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

See Tuesday, Nov. 29.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

See the musical and comedic antics of YouTube sensations, The Piano Guys , live on the historic stage of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CARRIAGE RIDES

See Saturday, Nov. 26.

TUE 29

FREE STORYTIME AT TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE STORYTIME AT LINEBAUGH

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE TUESDAY NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY STORYTIMES

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE WISHING CHAIR PUPPET SHOWS

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

TODDLER TUESDAYS AT SAM DAVIS HOME 615-459-2341

samdavishome.org

Bring your toddler to Sam Davis Home (1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna) from 10 - 11 a.m. The theme for November is “Kids of Kindness.”

FREE EAST NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

FREE READ WITH BISCUIT

See Tuesday, Nov. 1.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT CHEEKWOOD

See Saturday, Nov. 19.

FREE BATTLES OF SPRING HILL AND FRANKLIN ILLUMINATION 615-905-0687

boft.org/illumination

Join the Battle of Franklin Trust in commemorating the anniversaries of the Battles of Franklin and Spring Hill and their role in the American Civil War at Carnton (1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin) at 4 p.m. Through living historians, talks and a ceremony, visitors will be able to learn about the story of America through the perspective of November 29 and 30, 1864.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

CHRIS BOTTI WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Jazz trumpeter and composer Chris Botti returns for two nights of lush, melodic, genre-defying selections with your Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Pl., Nashville). Tickets start at $62 and shows start at 7:30 p.m.

FRANKTOWN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS HOCKEY nhl.com/predators

Come see the Nashville Predators play at their home ice at Bridgestone Arena (501 Broadway, Nashville) at 7 p.m.

JINGLE BEAT

See Friday, Nov. 25.

ENCHANT NASHVILLE

See Friday, Nov. 25.

FREE LIPSCOMB LIGHTING OF THE GREEN lipscomb.edu

Lipscomb University’s annual Lighting of the Green concert features a varying slate of special guest artists and award-winning student choirs singing festive holiday classics outside Allen Arena (4021 Granny White Pike, Nashville). The evening concludes with the lighting of the campus’ Christmas tree. Happens from 6 - 9 p.m.

ZOOLUMINATION: CHINESE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

See Friday, Nov. 18.

ENCHANT NASHVILLE

See Friday, Nov. 25.

JINGLE BEAT

See Friday, Nov. 25.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CARRIAGE RIDES

See Saturday, Nov. 26.

THE PIANO GUYS ryman.com

See The Piano Guys perform live at the Grand Ole Opry House (2804 Opryland Dr., Nashville). Tickets start at $39.50 and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

ON YOUR RADAR

HOME ALONE IN CONCERT Dec. 2 - 4 Schermerhorn Symphony Center nashvillesymphony.org

NASHVILLE’S NUTCRACKER Dec. 9 - 24 TPAC nashvilleballet.com

DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS Dec. 10 - 11 Downtown Franklin williamsonheritage.org

CHRISTMAS AT THE RYMAN Dec. 12 - 21 Ryman Auditorium ryman.org

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Dec. 14 Bridgestone Arena bridgestonearena.org

ELF THE MUSICAL Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 TPAC nashvillerep.org

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

A SPECIAL ADVERTISING DIRECTORY

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

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

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

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

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

It’s Back-to-School at Bach to Rock! Believe it or not, the school year is upon us, so there’s no better time to secure a spot on

CHEEKWOOD ESTATE AND GARDENS

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FRANKLIN – 539 Cool Springs Blvd. #105 mathnasium.com/franklin/promotions

BRENTWOOD – 18 Cadillac Drive mathnasium.com/brentwood

NOLENSVILLE – 505 Burkitt Commons Ave. mathnasium.com/nolensville

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

MY GYM OF BRENTWOOD

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-371-5437 | mygym.com/brentwood

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

ACT TOO PLAYERS

1113 Murfreesboro Road, #119, Franklin 615-294-0667 | acttooplayers.com

Winner of Best Theater Classes for kids in 2022! We strive to produce extraordinary theatrical experiences that create an inclusive, empowering, and empathetic atmosphere for our kids and teens. Aside from our well-known children’s theater program, we offer classes on acting, dance, and technical theater.

ACTING ALL AROUND

410 Verandah Lane, Franklin

615-375-3565 | actingallaround.com

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

BABY CAKES BAKERY

819 Main St., Nashville 615-656-3301 | babycakesnash.com

From private events, to classes and birthday parties, students of all ages and skill levels can learn a wide variety of baking techniques.

BILL TAYLOR BUSHIDO SCHOOL OF KARATE

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

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

BOOST GYMNASTICS

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

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

CAROL’S HOMESTEAD

7731 Ridgewood Road, Goodlettsville carolshomestead.wordpress.com

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

DANCE ACADEMY OF BELLEVUE 8074 TN-100, Nashville

629-888-9954 | danceacademyofbellevue.com

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

ELITE DANCE MUSIC AND ART

7177 Nolensville Road, Nolensville 615-776-4202 | elitedancemusicandart.com

We feature award-winning classes where students have a magical experience of ballet, tumbling, hip hop, creative movement, and singing. They will also be engaging in plenty of self confidence building activities that will have your child reaching for the stars!

E.T.C. GYMNASTICS

1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro | 615-867-6900

1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna | 615-617-7644 etcgymnastics.com

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

FLOUR POWER

330 Franklin Road, Ste. 110A, Brentwood

615-961-3466 | flourpowerstudios.com/nashville

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

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SCHOOL OF NASHVILLE BALLET

3630 Redmon St., Nashville 615-254-9103 | nashvilleballet.com/snbclasses

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

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE DRAMA SCHOOL

25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-297-2966 ext. 910 | nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

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

HARVEST MARTIAL ARTS

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

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

MR. BOND’S SCIENCE GUYS 615-573-2702 | mrbondscienceguy.com

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

MUSIC CITY ALL STARS

215 Gothic Court, #102, Franklin 615-915-1047 | musiccityallstars.com

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

NATIONAL DANCE CLUBS

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

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

ONE GOAL SPORTS

Murfreesboro 615-896-7309 | onegoalsports.net

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

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

410 DeJarmette Lane, Murfreesboro

615-904-0902 | providencechristian.com

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

SOUTHERN STARS PRESCHOOL

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

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

SPARTAN SOCCER ACADEMY

615-633-5967 | spartansoccer.org

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

SUGAR DROP COOKING CLASSES

574 Franklin Road, Franklin 629-202-6949 | sugardrop.com

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

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