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Winter Fun Guide! Local sledding spots, ice skating, outdoor and indoor events, twists on hot cocoa and more!

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BABY WAYS: PLANNING FOR YOUR NEWBORN

Having a baby is the most meaningful thing you can do in life, so DO be smart about it. Use our checklist of baby biz to-dos.

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SOUND SLEEP: SAFE SOLUTIONS FOR BABY

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• Vow that you’re going to really try to understand each one of your kids for who they are — not who you want them to be. This simple thought will put you in check. Listen to each one of your kids and let them be who they are. • Enjoy the moments. Your children will remember the little things they experienced growing up, not how clean your house was. They’ll remember that you rode bikes together or jumped on a bed. They’ll remember the times you made time to enjoy being with them ... or not. • Refocus. All moms can have “off” days or make mistakes. All moms can suffer the guilt of yelling too much. When you have those bad moments, take time to ask yourself what went wrong? Take personal time to re-center yourself, whether it’s through yoga or exercise, therapy, spirituality, ongoing counsel from a dear friend or whatever you need to put in place. • Try meditation or prayer. For me, it’s prayer, and it often goes something like this: “Show me how to make my children my priority always. Help me to be able to put other things aside so my focus isn’t always pulling me away from my family. Help me be able to balance the things I want for myself with the things I want for my children. Help me to know that I am the world to my children and there’s no better role for me than being their mom. Help me to be the mom I want them to remember. That’s worth repeating: HELP ME TO BE THE MOM I WANT THEM TO REMEMBER. Happy New Mothering Year!

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WHEN OTHERS GIVE FOOD TO YOUR BABY Every family has them. Those family members who think your baby should have a taste of what they’re eating even though your baby’s not eating solids yet! How would you handle this if it were to happen to you?

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“I had this happen to me with my youngest, and I just told them ‘NO’ because I didn’t want her to have a bellyache and she needed to try one thing at a time because she was already on allergy meds. I didn’t want her to have a reaction to something and me not know what it was.”

“I just tell them ‘no.’ I have a different problem, though. We have family members who want to feed my kids off their plates/ forks and I’m grossed out by the germs! But they act like I’m weird for not wanting my kids to eat after other people.”

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“It’s hard when you have family members who think they know how to take care of your child better than you do. I would probably say, ‘No, he’s not ready for that yet.’ Most are OK with what I say, but there’s always one or two who can’t let it go at that.”

“I cried when my aunt gave my son mashed potatoes at 4 months. I wanted to be the first to give him something. My family made fun of me and thought it was hilarious.” Leslie Marcum

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IS IT SEPARATION ANXIETY? Is it possible for a child to have such severe separation anxiety that he throws up?

Anxiety is real for kids.

5-year-olds do it, too!

My son, now 8, has suffered with anxiety/separation anxiety since he was 4 years old. He was eventually diagnosed with severe generalized anxiety disorder. He is also home schooled because of his anxiety, which stems from everything or nothing at all.

I’m actually going through that now with my 5-year-old daughter.

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It does happen. Yes, this can happen. There’s a little girl in my daughter’s class that does this at preschool drop-off. Kristine Malson Varner

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This behavior can last a long time. Yes! My 5-year-old daughter has done this since she was little. Jenny Spivey

It will pass if you don’t give in.

Yup. Happened to my daughter in Pre-K. Luckily, on the second time, they just cleaned her up and put her back in class. Passed rather quickly after she realized she wasn’t going to get what she wanted. Darrell Langford

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My son used to cry so hard when I left him with a sitter that he would gag and then throw up! Totally normal. Alethea Goodman

Comes from children who are smothered by parents. Nope! Children don’t need to be smothered by parents or this will happen. When they cry, let them! Don’t hold them all the time, let them explore! And the children who do throw a fit when you try to leave ... don’t give in! They will be OK. Turn around, walk away and let whoever you’re leaving them with comfort them! Don’t enable the process. Cat Spears

It’s normal. I have a 10-month-old baby girl, and she started the separation anxiety at 3 months. When we go to any family gatherings together and people want to try and hold her it doesn’t happen but for a brief minute, then she starts crying. Either her dad or I have to take her because we cannot stand to hear her cry like that. We are the ones taking care of her every day, so she knows right away where

her comfort zone is. There’s nothing wrong with a child being cherished and loved like that. That shows they have feelings and they want to know they are loved back as well. In due time, as in finally, she has now come around to getting used to people, but it still depends on the person. She’s independent and doesn’t want them all up in her face and space. And at 10 months ... well, she already has it going on ... how can someone say not to hold them when they cry? That doesn’t make any sense to me. You are the only one they know that is there to make them feel safe. Why take that away from them? I will never walk away when my daughter is crying. She’s my one and only, and I can’t see it any other way. Heidi Netherton

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“A Night Under the Stars” Father/ Daughter Dances Start This Month

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illiamson County Parks and Recreation holds four different Father/Daughter Dances beginning Saturday, Jan. 28 at LONGVIEW RECREATION CENTER, (2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill). Taking place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., the dances are for girls ages 4 - 12 with their dad or other significant other. Enjoy cookies and punch and a DJ playing the latest hits. Each girl receives a tiara and corsage. The cost is $18 per couple ($6 per additional girl) and you must be preregistered to attend. For more information on the Longview Rec dance, contact Whitney Osborne at 615-302-0971, ext. 2214. Register at wcparksandrec.com.

Brick Fest LIVE! is at the Ag Expo Center on January 21 - 22. LEGO enthusiasts rejoice!

Additional Father/Daughter Dances are on Saturdays at the following centers: Feb. 4: Franklin Rec Feb. 11: Nolensville Rec Feb. 25: Fairview Rec

Gigi’s Playhouse Expands Local families with Down syndrome now have a bigger space thanks to the recent expansion and relocation of GiGi’s Playhouse Nashville. Now located at 1721 Carothers Pkwy., Ste. 400, Brentwood, the new space provides 1,000 more square feet for adult programming, additional tutoring and training facilities. The Playhouse provides free therapeutic and educational programs for children, families and the community. Learn more at gigisplayhouse.org/nashville.

Williamson County Parks and Recreation offers “A Night Under the Stars” father/daughter dances beginning this month.

QUICK BITS AMERICAN GIRL announces the 2017 Girl of the Year during a special New Year’s Day event at 10 a.m. in the Nashville store located at Cool Springs Galleria in Franklin. Who will the girl of the year be?! Learn about all American Girl events at americangirl.com/retail/nashville ... The Nashville Symphony presents its 24TH ANNUAL LET FREEDOM SING! concert on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. featuring the Celebration Chorus and

EGO builders rejoice! It’s time for Brick Fest LIVE! LEGO Fan Experience, a huge fan-generated building event taking place at the Ag Expo Center (4215 Long Lane, Franklin) on Jan. 21 - 22 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. This LEGO-lover’s paradise will have you marveling at giant creations, and builders will be able to get in on the action. Brick Fest LIVE! attractions include: • THE BRICK SHOW EXPERIENCE: Meet the YouTube LEGO show hosts from The Brick Show ... and possibly be featured in an upcoming video. • BRICK FEST DERBY: Build and race your own custom-built LEGO derby car down one of the 35-feet-long timed tracks. • COLLABORATIVE BUILDING ACTIVITIES: Help build a large-scale mystery floor mosaic. • INSPIRATION STATIONS: Add to existing LEGO cities and make them your own by building custom creations. • VIDEO GAME ARENA: Have a favorite LEGO video game? Come challenge your friends! • MINI GOLF: Take your game to the next level on the Brick Links. Tickets to Brick Fest LIVE! are $24.50 - $49.50; ages 2 and younger get in free. Learn more at 866-442-4433 or brickfestlive. com.

Celebration Youth Chorus. This concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is free, but you must reserve tickets in advance. Starting Monday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m., you can get up to four at 615-687-6400, at nashvillesymphony.org or in person at the Schermerhorn box office at 1 Symphony Place, Nashville.

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Theater Bug Auditions This Month

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cott Hamilton’s Learn to Skate Program draws many eager young skaters, and the Learn to Skate at Smashville (the downtown Nashville outdoor ice rink), promises more of the same. Register your child (or yourself) for the new four-week session beginning Saturday, Jan. 21 and continuing for consecutive Saturdays for $75 a session. Learn to Skate takes place at Smashville (121 Fourth Ave. S.) from 1:30 2:30 p.m. Expert instructors lead the sessions open to children and adults, divided by age: SCOTT’S TOTS: Also known as “Mini Frostys,” for children ages 3 - 6. BASIC 1: “Frosty’s First Steps” for beginners ages 6 - 15. ADULTS: Ages 16 and older. “The first thing we teach skaters at my skating academy is how to get up — because we’re going to fall,” Hamilton told People magazine recently. “That’s how I live my life: I’m going to fall down, I’m going to make mistakes, I’m going to do all kinds of things that I’m going to wish didn’t happen. But it’s what’s next — it’s how you get up. The more times you get up, the stronger you are to face the next thing, which will happen — because that’s life.” Register for Scott Hamilton’s Learn to Skate Program at Smashville by calling 615-742-4399. Get more info on additional skating options at scotthamiltonacademy.com.

Scott Hamilton’s Learn to Skate Program comes to Smashville with a four-week Saturday session beginning Jan. 21.

oes your child want to try his hand at Shakespeare? The

Theater Bug (located at 4809 Gallatin Pike in Madison) is holding auditions this month for The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Jan. 13 and 14 with call backs on Jan. 16. Auditioners need to memorize a brief speech from the script. If your child is cast, there’s a $100 fee and he’ll be required to participate in rehearsals taking place weekday afternoons and weekends in February and early March.

Showmance, an original musical presented by The Theater Bug at Studio Tenn’s space in Jamison Hall at the Factory at Franklin last season. Kids can audition for The Bug’s next show this month taking place in Madison.

Is the idea of Shakespeare for your child a bit daunting, though? Sign him up for “Take the Fear Out of Shakespeare

QUICK BITS NASHVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK (Jan. 16 - 22) includes lots of Williamson County restaurants including The Bunganut Pig, Cork & Cow, Gray’s On Main, Homestead Manor, Puckett’s, Red Pony Restaurant and other restaurants that are members of Nashville Originals. Special menu items and deals will be offered all week long. Learn more at nashvilleoriginals.com ... Young football enthusiasts can look forward to a fun summer this year with something brand new from the Tennessee Titans. The franchise launches its first series of YOUTH FOOTBALL DAY CAMPS. The camps will offer non-contact instruction for boys and girls ages 6 14 featuring USA Football coaches and Tennessee Titans Alumni. Camps will take place in June and July throughout the greater Nashville area, including Franklin (June 26 - 30) and Brentwood (date TBA). Camps take place from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. with extended programs available. Cost is $169. Call 877-226-9919

Audition Prep Workshop” on Jan. 8 and 9 from 4 - 8 p.m. for $50. The class will help your child know what to expect and will just make the audition process easier. The Theater Bug is led by Artistic Director Cori Anne Laemmel, but Two Gentlemen of Verona will be directed by Santiago Sosa, a teaching artist on staff with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Read the script, reserve an audition spot and learn more about The Theater Bug at thetheaterbug.org.

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Tips for Choosing a Residential Camp for Kids Now’s the time to start planning your child’s 2017 summer fun! Here’s help to get you started.

Kids can enjoy horseback riding at Riverview Camp for Girls in Mentone, Ala.

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eah, summer’s six months away, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until spring to figure out what your children will be doing and where they’ll be going. If a residential summer camp is in the cards for your kids, NOW is the time to start looking at the options and making decisions. The American Camp Association (ACA; acacamps.org) says most children are ready for an away-from-home camp experience by the time they are 7 or 8 years old. When you’re selecting a camp, keep in mind your child’s interests and personality. When you start gathering info, include your child by showing him pictures, brochures and online videos from each camp. Ask for his input as much as possible — after all, it’s going to be his camp experience. The ACA recommends asking the following questions when considering a residential camp: • Do you want a traditional camp offering a variety of experience or a specialized camp focusing on only one area of interest?

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• How long do you want your child to remain at camp? One week or the entire summer? • How near or far do you prefer the camp to be from home? • Single gender or co-ed? • Does your child have any special needs to consider? • How can you stay in touch with your child? Are phone calls, mail and e-mail permitted? • How much does the camp cost?

VISIT & ASK, ASK, ASK

Once you narrow down your search, the ACA suggests opening a conversation with the directors of each camp you’re considering. Get to know the director through phone calls, correspondence and most ideally, a personal visit. Here are key things to ask: • What is the camp’s philosophy and program emphasis? • What is the camp director’s background? • What training do counselors receive? • What is the counselor-to-camper ratio? • What are the ages of the counselors?

• What are desired qualities in camp staff? • What percentage of the counselors returned from last year? • How are behavioral and disciplinary problems handled? • How does the camp handle homesickness? • What about references? Be sure to get the references from the camps you’re considering. Talking to families who have first-hand experience is the best way to learn the true colors of the camp.

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Use bathroom before you dress for the cold Dress in three layers on chest before coat Wear wool socks Wear waterproof outer layer/gloves/hat Stay together No walking on ponds that look frozen No building snow structures unless in your own yard and with supervision • No sledding on ice

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Sledding Spots The options may be all over your neighborhood, but make sure hills are: • Not too steep • Not private property • Flat at bottom for safe gliding/stopping • Rock-free • Not near a street, parking lot, fence or other obstructions.

Top Sled Hills* *Supervision required! • • • • • • • • • • •

Hills in your own neighborhood Capitol Hill, Downtown Nashville Ashwood Avenue in Hillsboro Village Cedar Hill Park, Madison Shelby Park, East Nashville “Rollercoaster Hill” between Brook Hollow & Hickory Valley Roads, Bellevue Warner Park near Steeplechase, Nashville Fannie Mae Dees Park, Nashville (if open due to construction) Sevier Park, Nashville MTSU entrance on Rutherford Boulevard.,Murfreesboro Off I-840 at Almaville Road exit, Murfreesboro

Don’t stick to the standard mix, add a little twist to your hot cocoa with these ideas: • Instead of cocoa powder, consider using chocolate chips (white or regular). • Add flavor by tossing in a peppermint stick while it’s heating up. • Use heavy whipping cream for added thickness. • Top with whipped cream and add peppermint sprinkles on top. • Use different flavored marshmallows. • Put it all in a crock pot and keep warm.

SNOW DAY TIPS These handy tips will keep the wet snow gear in check and everyone happy: • Leave towels in the dryer on low for a quick warm up when the kids come inside. • By the door, have a bucket for boots and a basket for house shoes for a quick change. • Have a coat rack or something to hang their scarves and coats on. • Lay a towel down on a flat surface for hats and gloves to dry. • If you can, have them take it all off right in front of the dryer. Dry on low heat so you don’t melt anything. • If everything is really wet ... throw it all in the washer for a quick spin. • Or, just have them put everything in the tub and you’ll get to it when you can ... and that’s OK.

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Winter Fun Guide: Things To Do THE GREAT OUTDOORS NEW YEAR’S DAY ZIP TOURS AT ADVENTUREWORKS KINGSTON SPRINGS Jan. 1 - 2 615-297-2250 adventureworks.com

Ages 6 and older can start 2017 by soaring through the chilly air high above the ground in the winter woods. Zips are available at a discounted rate of $40 per person. Book online to secure your spot.

NEW YEAR’S DAY 5K AT BARFIELD CRESCENT PARK, MURFREESBORO Sunday, Jan. 1 615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages and fitness levels can start the new year off with exercise at 2 p.m. It’s $25, and registration’s required.

GUIDED NATURE HIKE AT BEAMAN PARK NASHVILLE Friday, Jan. 6 615-862-8580 nashville.gov/parks

This free hike for all ages takes you down the Sedge Hill Trail along Henry Hollow Creek to take in the beauty of winter nature. It’s from 9:30 - 11 a.m.; register in advance. POLAR BEAR PLUNGE AT

SPORTS*COM MURFREESBORO Saturday, Jan. 7 615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Brave souls of all ages can take a dip in the frigid waters of the outdoor pool at 10 a.m. Starting at 8:30 a.m., the indoor Arctic Adventure features warm family fun. Admission is free with a nonperishable food donation.

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Local families hit the pavement on the grounds of Nashville Zoo during the annual Zoo Run Run winter race. This year, it’s on Saturday, Jan. 21.

WINTER WILDLIFE WATCHING AT WARNER PARK NATURE CENTER NASHVILLE Saturday, Jan. 7 615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks

View winter critters around the center and learn how to attract winter wildlife to your backyard at 10 a.m. Register for this free program.

SHELBY PARK WINTER BIKE TOUR NASHVILLE Saturday, Jan. 7 615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks

Ages 10 and older can bring their bikes and helmets for a guided tour of Shelby Bottoms on two wheels from 10 - 11:30 a.m. It’s free, and registration’s required.

WINTER BIRDING AT GATEWAY ISLAND MURFREESBORO Saturday, Jan. 14 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 6 and older can bring their binoculars if they have ‘em and search for winter feathered friends that are residents of Tennessee at 9 a.m. It’s free!

5K FOR MLK AT EAST PARK, NASHVILLE Monday, Jan. 16 615-599-9638 barefootrepublic.org

This walk/run from 7 - 11 a.m. honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr. It’s $35 on race day; discounted fees in advance.

OVER IN THE MEADOW AT WARNER PARK NASHVILLE Friday, Jan. 20 615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks

for ages 3 - 5 takes kids out for a rhyme time in the winter meadow. It’s free, and registration’s required.

ZOO RUN RUN AT NASHVILLE ZOO Saturday, Jan. 21 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

Bundle up your kids (and bring your off-road stroller for your littlest ones) for this annual winter race taking you through parts of the property not usually accessible to the public. It’s from 3 - 5 p.m. Admission is $40 - $50 adults, $20 - $25 ages 5 - 12.

FAMILY GEOCACHING DAY AT OWL’S HILL BRENTWOOD Saturday, Jan. 21 615-370-4672 owlshill.org

All ages can have fun embarking on a winter treasure hunt using GPS devices from 1 - 3 p.m. It’s free!

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Winter Fun Guide: Things To Do COZY INDOORS EARTH LAB AT THE WILDERNESS STATION MURFREESBORO Every Wednesday 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

This free educational drop-in spot for kids ages 4 - 9 is available from 12 - 5 p.m. Each month features different topics of study. January’s theme is “A Winter Nature Study” and February’s is “Birds in Winter.”

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The quintessential winter sport heats up the ice as the Nashville Predators play 14 home games at Bridgestone Arena in January and February. You can also have fun cheering for Nashville Junior Predators at their four home games this winter on Jan. 6, 28, 29 and Feb. 10. Their games are free at Ford Ice Center.

TAKE IN A COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME Various dates

Warm up by the heat on the basketball court with your favorite local college team: Vanderbilt Commodores (vucommodores. com), Belmont Bruins (belmontbruins.com), MTSU Blue Raiders (goblueraiders.com), Lipscomb Bisons (lipscombsports.com) and Trevecca Trojans (tnutrojans.com).

EXPLORE THE PLANETS AT THE SCHERMERHORN NASHVILLE Jan. 12 - 15 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Entertaining AND educational, the Nashville Symphony presents “The Planets: An HD Odyssey.” Kids can enjoy watching NASA visuals in high definition while the orchestra performs Holst’s famous work.

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WINTER BIRD PROGRAMS AT SHELBY NATURE CENTER NASHVILLE 615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks

On Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 11 a.m., all ages can learn where summer birds fly to in the winter months along with kids’ activities. On Saturday, Jan. 28, all ages can make a winter bird feeder to take home while learning how to feed and attract winter birds to your yard. Both programs are free. Registration required.

SEE “ECLIPSE” AT SUDEKUM, NASHVILLE Saturday, Jan. 21 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

The planetarium’s brand-new show, “Eclipse: The Sun Revealed,” opens today with special activities centering around eclipses. The show is $6 non-members, $3 members. Adventure Science Center admission is $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12.

BRICK FEST LIVE AT FRANKLIN AG EXPO Jan. 21 - 22 866-442-4433 brickfestlive.com

This “LEGO Fan Experience” features lots of collaborate building activities, games and entertainment for all ages. It’s from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day, and tickets are $24.50 - $49.50.

HEALTHY FAMILY EXPO GOODLETTSVILLE Saturday, Jan. 28 615-859-3458 rivergate-mall.com

Sponsored by Sumner Parent, this free expo is from 1 - 4 p.m. and features several vendors with products and services to help keep your family healthy. Kids can meet superhero characters, play on inflatables and enjoy face painting.

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One outdoor rink and two indoor ones make for a fun wintertime activity with your family.

OUTDOOR: Smashville Outdoor Rink (pictured above) Walk of Fame Park, Fifth Avenue South, Nashville 615-742-4399 • fordicecenter.com Open through Monday, Feb. 20, public skate hours are Mon Fri 4 - 10 p.m., Sat - Sun 12 - 2 p.m. Admission (includes skate rental) is $15 adults, $10 children. In addition, the Scott Hamilton Learn to Skate program includes classes on the outdoor rink for ages 3 and older. Learn more at scotthamiltonacademy.com. INDOOR: Centennial Sportsplex 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville 615-862-8480 • centennialsportsplex.com Public skating hours vary daily. Admission is $7 adults, $6 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; $2 skate rental. Nashville Skating Academy (615-928-7977; nashvilleiceskate.com) provides instruction for ages 3 and older. Ford Ice Center 5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch 615-742-4399 • fordicecenter.com Public skating hours vary daily. Admission is $7 adults, $6 ages 3 - 10, free ages 2 and younger; $3 skate rental. The Scott Hamilton Learn to Skate Program (scotthamiltonacademy.com) offers instruction for ages 3 to adult. On Friday, Jan. 27, local high-school students host the “Skate to Hydrate” outing at Ford Ice Center from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. A portion of the fee ($10 adults, $6 ages 9 and younger) supports the Thirst Project that builds freshwater wells in developing countries. Learn more at 615-767-2639 or cody@ktkey.org.


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MY BABY CHECKLIST BEFORE BABY ARRIVES

__ Obtain Baby’s social security number. Many hospitals make this easy by giving you a birth registration form which has a check box for requesting your child’s number. If you don’t deliver in a hospital, you will need to visit a Social Security Office which has local locations in Columbia, Murfreesboro and Nashville. Visit ssaofficelocation.com/tennessee.

__ How much of my pregnancy and delivery our health insurance covers. __ Discuss adding newborn to my health insurance. __ Learn what type of baby care my insurance covers. __ OB/GYN or a midwife? __________. __ Where and how do I want to deliver my baby? _____________________. __ Tell my boss (know legal options beforehand) about pregnancy. Learn if he/ she is open to my prenatal appointments during work hours if necessary. __ Learn about my rights as an expectant working woman. (Download a copy of the Family Medical Leave Act at dol. gov/whd/fmla/employeeguide.htm). __ Ask for a list of pediatricians covered under my plan.

__ Make and freeze dinner meals (a life saver when there’s no time for quick stops at the grocery store!). __ Install my baby’s car seat correctly and show it to others who may care for the baby. __ Decide if I want to continue breastfeeding after returning to work, and learn how I will make that happen.

__ Ask friends to recommend pediatricians.

__ Rent a double electric Medela pump from a lactation boutique for breastfeeding purposes.

__ Choose a good pediatrician. (Make a list of questions to ask in an interview.)

__ Purchase a baby book.

__ Determine if I will need child care for the baby, i.e., full- or part-time care?

AFTER BABY ARRIVES

__ Research and visit local day cares. __ Put name on waiting lists if necessary. __ Pick a baby announcement. __ Gather friends’ & family addresses so they’re ready for announcements and for calls after the baby arrives. __ Prewash newborn clothing in Dreft or another safe detergent. __ Purchase or borrow a baby crib or bassinet and set it up in my room.

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__ Write down the birth story so I don’t forget any of the details. __ Report Baby’s birth to my insurance company. __ Schedule Baby’s first doctor’s appointment. __ Schedule my doctor appointment. __ Start filling out baby book.

__ Obtain Baby’s birth certificate ($15). Baby’s birth certificate is different from the mother’s copy you receive in the hospital, but the hospital will usually set the wheels in motion for you to get Baby’s copy. If you don’t deliver in a hospital, contact the health department in the county where your baby was born. The health department will initiate the process to have a birth certificate filed. __ As a breast-feeding mother, I know that in Tennessee “a mother has a right to breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be present.” Learn more about your rights as a breastfeeding mom at breastfeedinglaw. com/state-laws/tennessee. __ Investigate the tax breaks for parents, including the Dependent Exemption and the Child Tax Credit at irs.gov/individuals/parents. __ Create or update my will. __ Begin saving for college: Put a set amount of money each month into a 529 plan (an education savings plan). If you can’t afford money each month, deposit a portion of any tax refunds into a 529 to help kick-start college savings. Learn about 529 plans at savingforcollege. com. __ Start baby-proofing our home. Baby will be crawling soon! __ Think about returning to work. Do I want to? Is it possible my boss would be open to a flex plan where I work parttime from home, part-time at the office?


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CREATING THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT By Kiera Ashford

Safety's first when it comes to newborn sleep. Be on top of what you need to know.

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aby is on his back and in a sleep sack with no blanket ... but the air is cold, and will he be warm enough? New parent concerns are endless sometimes. Is the room warm enough? What if he spits up in his sleep? Where should he sleep? When it comes to getting your little one to sleep comfortably and safely during the night, you can be a worrywart or you can be up on the current research and do the best you can. Here's help on safe sleep topics to guide you toward a good night's rest.

SAFETY FIRST What kind of environment are you providing for your infant? For instance, what's the temperature of the room, how's the mattress, lighting and sound? All of these things contribute to the amount of time Baby will sleep. Before you even place your baby to sleep in his crib or bassinet, be sure of the firmness of the mattress. “Babies should sleep on a firm mattress made for infant cribs," says Anna Morad, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the newborn nursery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "They should never be placed to sleep on a pillow top, featherbed or futon type mattress,” she adds. This reduces the risk of suffocation. Another note on the mattress is to keep it level. Many parents think it's a good idea to keep Baby at an incline to reduce choking should he spit up in the middle of the night. However, Morad cautions parents against this practice. “Mattresses should not be propped even if the baby is spitting up,” she adds. “Talk to your provider about other ways to help the spitting up.” Remember, too, that when you place Baby to sleep in his crib or bassinet, remove all loose sheets and blankets, pillows, toys, etc. “Bumpers and blankets are not recommended so cribs should and will look bare,” says Morad. If you notice Baby is hot while sleeping (but not feverish), chances are the room is too warm. “We usually recommend 70 degrees Fahrenheit for healthy babies, but if you have a low birthweight or pre-term baby, then you should ask your healthcare provider if a higher temperature is appropriate,” says Morad.

If adjusting the thermostat conflicts with the temperature of the rest of the house, consider using a portable fan or turning on the ceiling fan — which is great for air circulation. “Ceiling fans are thought to be helpful in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) prevention, and the AAP encourages their use,” adds Morad. Not only that, but some parents find that Baby likes the white noise fans make. However, if you learn Baby sleeps better with a little noise, you should be mindful of what you use.

THE ABCs of SAFE SLEEP: A: Make sure the infant is ALONE in his space. B: Make sure the infant is on his BACK. C: Make sure the infant is in a CRIB. “Be careful with sound machines, per a study published in Pediatrics in 2014,” cautions Morad. “There is concern about infant hearing damage from some of the machines on the market. If you choose to use a sound machine, place it on the lowest volume and as far from the crib as possible,” she adds.

SLEEP IN HIS OWN SPACE Now that you have his room perfect, why are you plopping him down next to you? Think twice about that. “Infants should sleep in their own space but in the room with their parents for the first six months,” says Morad. This supports what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says: "There is evidence that sleeping in the parents’ room but on a separate surface decreases the risk of SIDS by as much as 50 percent. In addition, this

babypages arrangement is most likely to prevent suffocation, strangulation and entrapment that may occur when the infant is sleeping in the adult bed." If you find yourself falling asleep on the couch or in the chair while holding your baby, be sure you're in a safe position to do so.

WAKEFUL NIGHTS

If you've tried rocking Baby to sleep to no avail and the only thing that works is a ride in the car or in a swing ... go for it! However, it's not a good idea to leave him in his seat or swing once asleep. According to the AAP, "Sitting devices, such as car seats, strollers, swings, infant carriers and infant slings, are not recommended for routine sleep in the hospital or at home, particularly for young infants." So, as tempting as it may be to not move Baby once he's asleep in one of these devices, take the initiative to move him anyway for his own safety. The AAP adds, "Infants who are younger than 4 months are particularly at risk, because they may assume positions that can create a risk of suffocation or airway obstruction or may not be able to move out of a potentially asphyxiating situation." And, you know those trending pacifiers with a toy attached? He can do without that, too. Think of it as a stuffed toy and not just a pacifier. Morad urges parents to not use that type of pacifier while Baby's sleeping, but says, “Regular pacifiers are encouraged after breastfeeding is going well.” There's a little safety measure you can put in place for yourself, too, when it comes to Baby's room — night lights. “While night lights are generally not needed for infants, they can be useful for parents in the middle of the night to provide care for their baby without tipping over furniture,” suggests Morad. Following these safety tips will ensure sound sleep and in the comfort of knowing he's safe. J Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and mom of three ages 10, 6 and 2 months.

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ids of all ages can explore their creative minds while having fun building with The Brick Fest LIVE! LEGO Fan Experience. This new touring event is coming to Middle Tennessee Jan. 21 - 22 at the Ag Expo Park in Franklin (4215 Long Lane). Take a gander at impressive LEGO sculptures and build your own imaginative creations. There are several attractions including Inspiration Stations where you can add to existing LEGO cities. You can also enjoy Mini Golf, LEGO trivia games and a Video Game Arena where you can challenge your family and friends. Meet popular YouTube LEGO show hosts from The Brick Show — you might even be featured in an upcoming video! Get into racing fun during the Brick Fest Derby where you can build and race custom-built LEGO derby cars down 35-long timed tracks. There’s a lot more fun in store along with shopping from several vendors who have new, vintage, rare and custom LEGO sets. Brick Fest Live hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. each day. Tickets are $24.50 - $49.50. Call 866-442-4433 or visit brickfestlive.com.

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MOVIES AT THE SCHERMERHORN Jan. 5 - 7 • Schermerhorn Symphony Center Page 46 Limited tickets remain for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with the Nashville Symphony.

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A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE

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things to do New Year’s Day Zip Tour (Registration Required)

Ring in 2017 by soaring through the air during this chilly zipline thrill high above the ground in the winter woods. Ages 6 and older. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs; 12, 1, 2 & 3 p.m.; $40; 615-297-2250 or adventureworks.com.

Raiders Basketball

Cheer for the MTSU Blue Raiders when they challenge UAB. All ages. Murphy Center, 2650 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; $13; goblueraiders.com.

Third Annual New Years with Langhorne Slim & Friends

A local boy braves the chilly air and the ice-cold water slide during the annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Sports*Com outdoor pool in Murfreesboro. This annual tradition takes place this year on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Sun 1 FREE Battle of Stones River 154th Anniversary

Join rangers and volunteers for a variety of walks, talks, tours and living history demonstrations that tell the story of the Battle of Stones River. All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 615893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons

Design a button representing what you love about country music, Nashville and the museum. All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger); 615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

FREE Girl of the Year Debut Event

A night of folk, soul and blues music with special guests James Wallace, Jonny Fritz and Josh Hedley. All ages. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $20 - $30; 615-324-1010 or citywinery.com.

Titans Football

Discover the 2017 American Girl of the Year while hanging out with friends during this party that includes activities like crafts and giveaways. Ages 8 and older. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retailstore/ nashville.

Cheer for the Tennessee Titans when they challenge the Houston Texans. All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $35 - $265; 615-565-4200 or titansonline.com.

New Year’s Day 5K (Registration Required)

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

All fitness levels are welcome to ring in the new year on the right foot. Every finisher receives a medal, and awards will be given to different age categories. All ages. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 p.m.; $25; 615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Mon 2 Early Explorers

Franklin Mommy & Me Yoga

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

FREE Girl of the Year Debut Event See Sunday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day Zip Tour (Registration Required) See Sunday, Jan. 1.

Nolensville Wiggles and Giggles

Enjoy organized games and play time. Ages 3 - 6. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville; 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.; $2; 615786-0200, ext. 2410, or wcparksandrec.com.

Snack Attack!

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

SPARK!

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

Tue 3 Busy Bees

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

Crafternoon

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

FITMommy

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

Knee-High Naturalist: Animal Tracks (Registration Required) Kids can make tracks of their own during this program where they’ll learn about how animals leave behind footprints and other signs when getting food, water and shelter from their habitat. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/ child pair, $7 each additional person; 615-370-4672 or owlshill.org.

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

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things to do Learn to Ice Skate (Registration Required) Nashville Skating Academy offers instruction in ice skating, covering both figure skating and hockey skills. Classes are Tue/Thu (5:45 - 6:45 p.m.) or Sat (9:45 - 10:45 a.m.) through Feb. 18. Ages 3 and older. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; $150 for seven classes, $275 for all classes; 615-928-7977 or nashvilleiceskate.com.

Predators Hockey

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

SPARK!

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Spring Hill Wiggles and Giggles

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

Tuesdays for Tots

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

Water Polo

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

Youth Yoga

Learn yoga poses and techniques. Ages 7 - 12. Williamson County Recreation Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville; 4:30

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Wed 4 Animal Antics

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

Archery Homeschool Day (Registration Required)

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

Commodores Basketball

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge Auburn. All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. N., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $20; 615-322-4653 or vucommodores.com.

Fairview Wiggles and Giggles

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

Family Science Lab: Investigators

Explore what it takes to be an astronaut and learn what kinds of science are done in space. Ages 6 - 9 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids); 615-8625160 or adventuresci.org.

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required)

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

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required)

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

Knee-High Naturalist: Animal Tracks (Registration Required) See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

FREE Safety Smart: WILD About Safety

Kids can learn how to stay healthy with fun activities. Ages 4 - 8. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 615893-4131 or linebaugh.org.

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

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

Thu 5 Bruins Basketball

The Belmont Bruins challenge UT Martin during this double header where the women play at 4 p.m., followed by the men at 6 p.m. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615460-2255 or belmontbruins. com.

Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

FREE Fairview LEGO Club

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

FITMommy Yoga

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

Franklin Wiggles and Giggles

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

Homeschool P.E. (Registration Required) Participate in various physical education activities. Takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 5 - 23 from 12 - 12:50 p.m. or 1 - 1:50 p.m. Ages 6 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 12 p.m.; $50 for the semester; 615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Little Hammers Workshop (Registration Required) Choose any sign from the Kids Collection, then add specific personalization details and customize it with stain and paint colors. Ages 6 - 14. Craft Love USA, 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin; 1 - 3 p.m.; $35; 615-4478510 or craftloveusa.com.

Movies at the Schermerhorn: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Limited tickets remain for this musical movie experience where you’ll see the first Harry Potter film in HD while the Nashville Symphony performs John Williams’ exuberant score live. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thru Jan. 7: Thu Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m.; $69 - $129; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Nature Nuts

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

FREE Parnassus Storytime

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

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Dance Class

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


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Toddler Time with Thomas (Registration Required)

Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents its 10th Annual Winter Shakespeare performance with one of the Bard’s most beloved tragedies. Ages 8 & older. Belmont University’s Troutt Theater, 2112 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; Thru Jan. 29: Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $28 - $31 adults, $16 - $19 students; 615-8526732 or nashvilleshakes.org.

Watch anime, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Ages 13 and older. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m.; 615371-0090 or brentwood-tn. org/library.

Water Polo

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Youth Volleyball Class

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

Fri 6 Adult Hip Hop Class (Registration Required) Choreographer Taylor Alsup teaches this class for beginners or experienced dancers looking for a hip-hop supplement. Ages 18 and older. Sports*Com Dance Studio, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 - 7 p.m.; $20; 615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Bells Bend Star Party

Join members of the BarnardSeyfert Astronomical Society for star gazing through telescopes. All ages. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; 615-8624187 or nashville.gov/parks.

Ease on down the road with this Circle Players musical that’s an urban retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. All ages. TSU’s Cox-Lewis Theatre, 3500 John A Merritt Blvd., Nashville; Thru Jan. 22: Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $18.50 ages 4 and older; 615-332-7529 or circleplayers.net.

See Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in high definition while the Nashville Symphony performs the score live during this Movies at the Schermerhorn event taking place Jan. 5 - 7. Limited tickets are available. FREE Brilliant Sky Storytime

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

FREE First Friday Art Scene

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

FREE Guided Nature Hike (Registration Required)

Participate in a morning hike down the Sedge Hill Trail and along Henry Hollow Creek while enjoying the beauty of winter nature. All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 9:30 11 a.m.; 615-862-8580 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Jr. Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Jr. Predators when they challenge the Point Mallard Ducks. All ages. Ford Ice Center, 5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; juniorpredators.com.

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Movies at the Schermerhorn: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone See Thursday, Jan. 5.

FREE Murfreesboro Books-A-Million Preschool Storytime

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

Opry at the Ryman

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

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Science a la Cart

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

Shen Yun

Five-thousand years of Chinese culture hits the stage during this all-new music and dance performance featuring a live orchestra. All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Thru Jan. 8: Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $70 - $150; 800-687-2218 or shenyun.com/nashville.

Enjoy playtime while learning to follow directions and working together to accomplish simple goals while focusing on body part recognition and cognitive skill development. Ages 5 and younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3; 615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sat 7 FREE Bike Ride: Winter Tour of Shelby Bottoms (Registration Required)

Bring your bike and helmet for a ride through the bottoms to explore the wetlands, ponds, fields, woods and more. Ages 10 and older. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 11:30 a.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks.

Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins when they challenge S.E. Missouri during this doubleheader where the women play at 5 p.m., followed by the men at 7 p.m. The first 100 kids receive free Belmont superhero capes. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615-460-2255 or belmontbruins.com.

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things to do FREE Calling All Volunteers (Registration Required) Learn about volunteer opportunities in the park and how you can help in 2017. Ages 14 and older. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 3 p.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks.

Canine Good Citizen Class (Registration Required)

Puppies and young dogs will learn sit, down and stay with distractions and at a distance, calmly greet people and other dogs, walk on a loose leash and more. The class takes place Saturdays through Feb. 18 (no class Jan. 21). All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 8 - 9 a.m.; $125; 615-217-3017, heather@wagitbetter.com or wagitbetter.com.

Dissection Day

Learn about dogfish sharks, squid and starfish during this hands-on lab in which kids can dissect specimens to examine internal and external features. All ages. Adventure

Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12 (lab specimen fees are $15 shark, $10 squid, $8 starfish); 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/dissection.

Family Science Lab: Investigators

Explore what it takes to be an astronaut and learn what kinds of science are done in space. Ages 6 - 9 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids); 615-8625160 or adventuresci.org.

FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Registration Required) Make a crate toolbox. Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot, 2535 Powell Ave., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; homedepot. com.

FREE Kidsville

Explore the way Shakespeare created words and phrases, then make your own Shakespeare quill writing pen.

Ages 12 and younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m.; conservancyonline.com/ about/kidsville.

FREE LEGO Junior Makers

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

Monster Jam

This triple-threat series showcases an intense lineup of Monster Jam vehicles giving you more racing, more freestyle, more donuts and more action. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; Sat 1 and 7 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.; $20 - $70; monsterjam.com.

Movies at the Schermerhorn: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Opry at the Ryman See Friday, Jan. 6.

Owl Wisdom (Registration Required) Discover interesting facts about owls, then roll up your sleeves to dissect an owl pellet to see what was for dinner. Ages 8 - 12. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 p.m.; $5; 615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Parnassus Saturday Storytime

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

FREE Polar Bear Plunge

Ring in the New year by taking a dip into the frigid waters of the outdoor pool at 10 a.m. Inside is the Arctic Adventure for your family to play games, play on inflatables and enjoy refreshments. All ages. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 8:30 a.m.; free with non-perishable food donation; 615-8955040 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Sensory Friendly Movie

Enjoy a screening of Sing with theater lights up, sound volume lower, and kids can run around and make noise. All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin; 10 a.m.; $6; 615451-9500 or ncgmovies.com.

FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

Shen Yun

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Kids can take a look-see at the inside systems of sharks, squid and starfish during Dissection Day at Adventure Science Center on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Songwriting 101: Brad Paisley

Examine a few of Brad Paisley’s songs while learning the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, rhyme scheme and imagery during this collaborative songwriting experience. Ages 5 and older. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger); 615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

The Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show

Numerous vendors are on site with high-quality beads, gems, precious stones and a variety of jewelry. All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5; 888729-6904 or beadshows. com.

The Wiz

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Webb Wilder

A night of rock music. All ages. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $12 - $20; 615-3241010 or citywinery.com.

FREE Winter Wildlife Watching (Registration Required) Learn about winter wildlife and how to attract winter critters to your backyard. All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; 615-352-6299.

Sun 8 FREE Make Letterpress Art

Get creative by making prints while exploring oldschool letterpress art making. All ages. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave. South, Nashville; 12, 1 and 2 p.m.; 615-401-2000 or countrymusichalloffame.org. (please turn the page)

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things to do Monster Jam

See Saturday, Jan. 7.

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Shen Yun

See Friday, Jan. 6.

The Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show See Saturday, Jan. 7.

The Wiz

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Mon 9 FREE Adoption 101 (Registration Required) Explore the adoption process for domestic, interstate and international adoption, and learn more about openness in adoption, birth families, the process to adopt internationally and more. Adults. Heaven Sent Children, 2604 Merchants Walk, Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m.; 615-898-0803 or heavensentchildren.com.

Early Explorers

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Franklin Mommy & Me Yoga See Monday, Jan. 2.

Nolensville Wiggles and Giggles See Monday, Jan. 2.

Tumbleweeds (Registration Required) See Monday, Jan. 2.

Tue 10 Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Commodores Basketball

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge Kentucky. All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. N., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $60; 615-322-4653 or vucommodores.com.

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Experience the beauty of Chinese dance and culture when Shen Yun takes the stage at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Jan. 6 - 8. Crafternoon

Water Polo

FREE Family Gaming Night

FREE Youth Set Design

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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

Predators Hockey

Youth Yoga

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

FITMommy

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

SPARK!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Spring Hill Wiggles and Giggles See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Wed 11 Animal Antics

See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Archery Homeschool Day (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins women’s team when they

challenge Eastern Kentucky. Free pizza and ice cream while supplies last. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $5 adults, $2.50 ages 3 - 17; 615-460-2255 or belmontbruins.com.

Fairview Wiggles and Giggles

See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Homeschool Creativity Class

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

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

FREE Music Together Trial Class (Registration Required) Learn about this parenttot music, movement and instrument play program. Ages 6 weeks - 5 years. Blakemore United Methodist Church, 3601 West End Ave., Nashville; 9 and 10 a.m.; carrie@inharmonymusicmidtn. com or inharmonymusicmidtn. com.

FREE Storytime and Snack (Registration Required)

Enjoy an afternoon story, craft and outside activity during this program focusing on things that live in the park in winter. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 3 p.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks.

Sumner Music Together Winter Class (Registration Required) The 10-week winter semester of this parent/child musicand-movement program starts


things to do today. Choose Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays or Fridays at 10 or 11 a.m. Standard class is for infants - 5 years; Big Kids program is ages 5 - 7 years. Free trial class available. Creative Music Center, 366 West Main St., Hendersonville; $172 (second child is $100, third is free; ages 9 months and younger are free with a registered sibling); 615-9736554 or sumnermusictogether. com.

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $36 - $46; 615-5382076 or franklintheatre.com.

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Dance Class

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Predators Hockey

Tales and Trails (Registration Required)

Parents and infants can explore this music-andmovement bonding program. Ages 6 weeks - 7 months. In Harmony Music at Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 11 a.m.; carrie@inharmonymusicmidtn. com or inharmonymusicmidtn. com.

See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Wild Things (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Thu 12 FREE “Old” Moon Night Hike (Registration Required) Explore the wintry land by moonlight and learn why it’s called the “old” moon. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 - 8 p.m.; 615862-8539 or nashville.gov/ parks.

A night of rock music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $37.50; 615-8893060 or ryman.com.

FREE Music Together Babies Trial Class (Registration Required)

Nature Nuts

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

FREE Parnassus Storytime

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

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

Raiders Basketball

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

Thru Feb. 12: Thu - Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m.; $60 adults, $30 students/ children; 615-646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com.

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

The Nashville Symphony performs Holst’s “The Planets” while large-screen NASA visuals of them are shown in high definition. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $27 - $143; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

The Wiz

See Friday, Jan 6.

Romeo & Juliet

Water Polo

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The Odd Couple

Youth Volleyball Class

This Neil Simon play focuses on two mismatched roommates: the neat, uptight Felix Unger and the slovenly, easygoing Oscar Madison. Ages 10 and older. Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville;

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Fri 13 Adult Hip Hop Class (Registration Required) See Friday, Jan. 6.

Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical

Enjoy a new take on a familiar classic with Alice and her journey into Wonderland. All ages. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Thru Jan. 29: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children; 615904-2787 or boroarts.org.

FREE Brilliant Sky Storytime

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

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Mickey Gilley

A night of country music. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $49.50 - $69.50; 615-5382076 or franklintheatre.com.

FREE Music Together Trial Class (Registration Required)

Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Parents and tots can explore this music, movement and instrument play program. Ages 9 months - 5 years. In Harmony Music at Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 11 a.m.; carrie@inharmonymusicmidtn. com or inharmonymusicmidtn. com.

Disco Night: Sherlock Holmes

Use your powers of deduction and skills in forensic science to solve mysteries at hands-on stations. Ages 21 and older. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $15 members, $20 non-members; 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Opry at the Ryman See Friday, Jan. 6.

FITMommy Yoga

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Franklin Wiggles and Giggles See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Jason Crabb

A night of gospel music with special guest Angela Primm.

Local tots enjoy movement, music and more with Sumner Music Together. The 10week winter semester in Hendersonville starts Wednesday, Jan. 11.

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things to do Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; 615-3526299 or nashville.gov/parks.

NXT Live

Take your kids to experience something truly spectacular at the Schermerhorn when Nashville Symphony presents The Planets: An HD Odyssey Jan. 12 - 15. Watch visuals of the planets (courtesy of NASA) on the giant screen while the Symphony performs Holst’s music. Saturn photo courtesy of NASA. Rumors

In this Neil Simon play, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of classical farcical hilarity. Ages 10 and older. Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro; Thru Jan. 22: Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 students; 615-893-9825 or mltarts.com.

Science a la Cart See Friday, Jan. 6.

The Home Show

The Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee hosts this event showcasing what’s new in home improvement, remodeling and redecorating. All ages. Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 12 and younger; hbmat.org.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Wiz

See Friday, Jan. 6.

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Toddler Time with Thomas (Registration Required)

Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville. gov/parks.

Sat 14

FREE Cloth Diapering 101

See Friday, Jan. 6.

AJ Croce

A night of pop, blues, folk and jazz music. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $33 - $43; 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical See Friday, Jan. 13.

FREE American Girl Book Club (Registration Required) Girls can have fun discussing American Girl Julie. Ages 8 - 12. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 2 p.m.; 615893-4131 or linebaugh.org.

FREE Bird Club

Bring your binoculars if you have them and have fun searching for resident birds of Tennessee. Ages 6 and older. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Bird-Friendly Coffee Social

Enjoy complimentary coffee while learning about the park, wildlife, the bird habitat-coffee connection and more. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature

Learn the basics of cloth diapering, including available products. All ages. USA Baby & Kids, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 12:30 p.m.; 615-595-5565 or usababyandkids.com.

Commodores Basketball

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge Tennessee. All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30; 615-3224653 or vucommodores.com.

FREE Kidsville

Hear and explore the Greek myth of Boreas, the god of winter who chilled the air with his icy breath. Afterward, create your own snowstorm in a bottle. Ages 12 and younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m.; conservancyonline.com/ about/kidsville.

FREE Native Americans of Warner Parks (Registration Required) Learn about the lives of native people who first occupied the Warner Parks land during a hike along the Natchez Trace footpath, then create a historic object to take home. All ages.

The WWE presents this night of wrestling action featuring NXT Champion Shinusuke Nakamura, NXT Women’s Champion Asuka, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode and more. All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26.50 - $76.50; 615-7824040 or tpac.org.

Opry at the Ryman See Friday, Jan. 6.

FREE Parnassus Saturday Storytime See Saturday, Jan. 7.

Raiders Basketball

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

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Rumors

See Friday, Jan. 13.

Second Saturday

Explore the Nashville sky during a planetarium show, immerse yourself in a full-dome feature or rock out to a laser show. Titles include “Skies Over Nashville,” “Michael Jackson,” “Queen” and more. All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 11 p.m.; $4 members, $8 nonmembers per show; 615-8625160 or adventuresci.org.

Stars for Wishes

This benefit for Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee features dinner by Chef Matt Bolus of The 404 Kitchen and live music by headliner Richard Marx along with special guests Ty Herndon, Brett Young and Jonathan Cain from Journey. All ages. Gaylord Opyrland Resort

Delta Ballroom, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 6 - 10 p.m.; $300 (tickets to only the 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. late party are $60); 615-2212200 or middletennessee. wish.org.

The Home Show See Friday, Jan. 13.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Wiz

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Ultimate Oldies Show More than a dozen local performers sing the hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15; 615-5632787 or artscenterofcc.com.

FREE Where Did Our Summer Birds Go? (Registration Required) Learn about where our summer birds fly to in the winter months and why it’s important. There will be educational materials, photos, videos and activities for kids. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 11 a.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Youth Magic Group

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

Sun 15 Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical See Friday, Jan. 13.


things to do Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons

FREE Minecraft Club (Registration Required)

See Sunday, Jan. 1.

Harlem Globetrotters

Enjoy the ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, comedy and lots of fan interaction with this world-famous basketball team. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 2 p.m.; $27.10 - $143; 615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Singin’ in the Rain

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

It’s the 65th anniversary of this legendary musical film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. See it back on the big screen at two locations: Regal Green Hills (3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville) and Regal Opry Mills (570 Opry Mills Drive, Franklin). All ages. 2 and 7 p.m.; $13.66; fathomevents.com.

Rumors

The Home Show

The library’s newest teen club, bring your laptop and get ready to build. Ages 13 and older. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m.; 615371-0090 or brentwood-tn. org/library.

Romeo & Juliet

See Friday, Jan. 13.

See Friday, Jan. 13 listing.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

Busy Bees

The Wiz

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Ultimate Oldies Show

FREE Family Gaming Night

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Mon 16

FITMommy

Participate in a walk/ run to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. All ages. East Park Community Center, 600 Woodland St., Nashville; 7 - 11 a.m.; $35 race day (discounts for registering in advance); 615-599-9638 or barefootrepublic.org.

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Franklin Mommy & Me Yoga See Monday, Jan. 2.

FREE MLK Celebration

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Crafternoon

See Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Early Explorers

JANUARY Private School Open Houses

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

See Saturday, Jan. 14.

5K for MLK

Students at Providence Christian Academy

Tue 17

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through arts, culture and more. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Nolensville Wiggles and Giggles See Monday, Jan. 2.

Snack Attack!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

SPARK!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Tumbleweeds (Registration Required) See Monday, Jan. 2.

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

SPARK!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Spring Hill Wiggles and Giggles See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Water Polo

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

FREE Youth Set Design

See Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Wed 18 Animal Antics

See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Archery Homeschool Day (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Fairview Wiggles and Giggles

See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Family Science Lab: Explorers

Discover how living in space is different than on Earth. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids); 615-8625160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience. (please turn the page)

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COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE

EXPERIENCE DAY

Thursday, January 12th

Thursday, February 2nd

MTCS invites you to our open house. You’ll be able to meet our faculty and staff, learn about our school’s values, and experience the facilities that can provide your students the most well-rounded school experience in Middle Tennessee. No registration required.

Experience MTCS by visiting our campus, meeting our teachers, and shadowing a student in class. Each visiting student will be hosted by a current MTCS student and get a true feel for a school day at MTCS. Register online at mtcscougars.org or call the Admissions Office at 615-893-0601, option 2.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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things to do The Wiz

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved action-packed adventure comes to life on stage. All ages. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Thru Feb. 5: opening tonight at 6:30 p.m., remaining shows are Sat - Sun 2 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 youth; 615-2524675 or nashvillect.org.

Water Polo

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Youth Volleyball Class See Thursday, Jan. 5.

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the classic movie musical Singin’ in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. See it back on the big screen with Fathom Events on Jan. 15 and 18 at Regal Green Hills and Regal Opry Mills. Homeschool Creativity Class

See Wednesday, Jan. 11.

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Theater Audition Try out for a role in Go Dog Go! (show runs March 17 - 19). Ages 18 and older. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; 615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Singin’ in the Rain See Sunday, Jan. 15.

Tales and Trails (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Wild Things (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

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Thu 19 Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins when they challenge Jacksonville State. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615-460-2255 or belmontbruins.com.

Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

FITMommy Yoga See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Franklin Wiggles and Giggles See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Nashville Boat & Sportshow

Check out the best boating and accessory deals of the season, find out everything you need to know about the outdoors with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, participate in DIY interactive workshops, try your hand at the Power Squadron Boating Simulator and more. Kids 10 and younger can enjoy the catch-and-release fishing pond, and all ages can try

their hand at virtual fishing on the Progressive Flomation. All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; Thu 2 - 9 p.m., Fri 12 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 15 and younger; nashvilleboatshow.com.

Nature Nuts

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

FREE Parnassus Storytime

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Dance Class See Thursday, Jan. 5.

FREE Pizza & Pages

Enjoy a slice of pizza and an activity tied to books. Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m.; 615371-0090 or brentwood-tn. org/library.

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

Fri 20 Adult Hip Hop Class (Registration Required) See Friday, Jan. 6.

Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical See Friday, Jan. 13.

FREE Brilliant Sky Storytime

See Friday, Jan. 6.

FREE Budding Naturalists: Over in the Meadow (Registration Required) Explore the meadow with rhymes while finishing a poem. Ages 3 - 5. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 11 a.m.; 615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn Kids Act Too Players presents this theatrical adventure featuring medieval flair with knights in

armor, castles and a magical journey to find the way back home. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.; $12 - $28; 615-5382076 or franklintheatre.com.

Nashville Boat & Sportshow

See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Opry at the Ryman See Friday, Jan. 6.

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Theater Audition Try out for a role in Go Dog Go! (show runs March 17 - 19). Ages 18 and older. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; 615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Rumors

See Friday, Jan. 13.

Science a la Cart See Friday, Jan. 6.

FREE Team H.A.M.

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

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Senator Wore Pantyhose

This comedy revolves around the failing presidential campaign of “Honest” Gabby Sandalson, a regular guy whose integrity has all but crippled his bid for the White House. Ages 12 and older. Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet; Thru Jan. 29: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15; 615-598-8950 or encore-theatre-company.org.


things to do The Wiz

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Toddler Time with Thomas (Registration Required) See Friday, Jan. 6.

Video Games Live

During this all-new visually stimulating show, the Nashville Symphony performs the music of four decades’ worth of video game music synchronized with HD clips and a light show. Experience titles like Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Final Fantasy, Pokémon and many others. There’s a pre-concert costume contest and post-concert meet and greet with the performers. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $25 - $74; 615-6876400 or nashvillesymphony. org.

Sat 21 “ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed” Premiere

Enjoy the opening of the planetarium’s newest show along with special activities throughout the day centering on eclipses to help you prepare for the Music City Solar Eclipse coming in August. All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12 (planetarium show is $6 extra for non-members, $3 members); 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org.

26th Annual Nashville Auto Fest

This vehicle extravaganza includes new events, attractions, new show car classifications and more. All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Sat 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 10 and younger; nashvilleautofest.com.

Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical See Friday, Jan. 13.

Big Night Out

Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and entertainment by interactive comedian/hypnotist Ricky Kalmon. Adults. Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $136; nashvillejcc.org.

FREE Body Works (Registration Required) This mat class focuses on lengthening, stretching and strengthening the body by combining core training, yoga, Pilates, balance and flexibility. Ages 18 and older. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville. gov/parks.

Brick Fest LIVE! LEGO Fan Experience

Little builders can enjoy lots of hands-on attractions and activities along with lots of LEGO-buildling fun. There will be collaborative building activities, a video game arena, mini golf, shopping, “The Brick Show Experience” and more. All ages. Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin; Sat - Sun 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $24.50 - $49.50 ages 3 and older, free ages 2 and younger; 866-442-4433 or brickfestlive.com.

Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins when they challenge Tennessee Tech during this doubleheader where the men play at 11 a.m. followed by the women at 1 p.m. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615460-2255 or belmontbruins. com.

Dierks Bentley

Enjoy a night of country music with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway,

Country star — and local dad! — Dierks Bentley headlines Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Jan. 21. Opening are Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. Nashville; 7 p.m.; $29.50 $59.50; 615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Discovery Center Exhibit Opening

Science of Music explores the fascinating ways science and music connect through several hands-on, interactive stations. The exhibit runs through May 8. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8; 615-8902300 or explorethedc.org.

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

Act Too Players presents this musical featuring all the colorful characters and songs from the popular Disney film. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Sat Sun 1 p.m.; $12 - $28; 615538-2076 or franklintheatre. com.

Fairview Skate Night

Bring your own skates for an evening of skating fun in the gym. All ages. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $5; 615799-9331 or wcparksandrec. com.

FREE Family Geocaching Day (Registration Required) There are new sites ready to be found during this GPS treasure hunting game. All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 615-370-4672 or owlshill.org.

ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger); 615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

Family Science Lab: Explorers

See Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Grease Jr. the Musical

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

Act Too Players present this musical throwback to the 1950s featuring the “Greasers” and the “Pink Ladies” and their happenings at Rydell High. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Thru Jan. 29: today and tomorrow 3 & 7 p.m., Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.; $12 - $28; franklintheatre.com.

Family Program: Beginner Ukulele Workshop

FREE Great Gardens Begin Now (Registration Required)

FREE Family Movie Day

Learn about the ukulele and its connection to country music in this hands-on workshop where you’ll also learn chords and songs. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of the museum’s. Ages 7 and older. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 - 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95

January is the perfect time to plan for your garden. Learn about soil, seeds and more. All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m.; 615-352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks.

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things to do artist Rachael McCampbell. Lunch will be catered. Ages 18 and older. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $100; 615370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience

The Odd Couple

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Senator Wore Pantyhose See Friday, Jan. 20.

The Wiz

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Treasure Island

See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Unleashed: Dinner with Your Dog Kids can enjoy lots of hands-on exploration with the Discovery Center’s new exhibit, Science of Music, running Jan. 21 - May 8. FREE Kidsville

Musicians from Intersection Music Ensemble interact with kids followed by a craft inspired by the music. Ages 12 and younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m.; conservancyonline.com/ about/kidsville.

Larry Keeton Live Music Series

Enjoy a night of blues music with Markey Blue. All ages. The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 at the door; 615-8838375 or thelarrykeetontheatre. org.

Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn Kids See Friday, Jan. 20.

Nashville Boat & Sportshow

See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Oaklands Exhibit Opening

The Sixth Annual Wedding Dresses Through the Decades explores the love stories behind every dress on display. More than 50 vintage gowns from the past 100 years are on display through March

5. All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 ages 6 and older; 615-893-0022 or oaklandsmuseum.org.

Opry at the Ryman See Friday, Jan. 6.

FREE Parnassus Saturday Storytime

See Saturday, Jan. 7.

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

The popular PAW Patrol rolls into Nashville with its inaugural live tour that takes kids on the adventure of the great race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger. All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Sat 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Sun 1 & 5 p.m.; $19.50 - $57.50 (a $112.50 VIP ticket includes premium seating, special gift and meet and greet after the show); 615-782-4040 or tpac.org.

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Rumors

See Friday, Jan. 13.

FREE Seeds, Seeds & More Seeds

Participate in this seed swap and begin “plotting” for your spring garden. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m.; 615862-8539 or nashville.gov/ parks.

FREE Shelby Bottoms After Dark

Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the nature center while you experience the campus at night time. All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 4 7 p.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Silly Grandpa Concert

Sing, dance and clap along to Silly Grandpa’s tunes. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 615217-3017 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

The Art of Still-Life (Registration Required) Bring your own supplies (some acrylic paints/brushes available) for a day of painting a still-life scene with

This benefit for Nashville Humane Association (NHA) features cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, plus fun with your pet. The night’s highlight is a pet fashion show, featuring the latest in canine couture modeled by NHA dogs, each available for adoption. All ages. Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave., Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $100 general admission, $175 catwalk; nashvillehumane.org.

Zoo Run Run

See Saturday, Jan. 21.

Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons See Sunday, Jan. 1.

See Saturday, Jan. 21.

Falling in Reverse, Motionless in White & Issues

A night of rock music. Ages 14 and older. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $27.50 - $32.50; 615-7824040 or tpac.org.

Grease Jr. the Musical See Saturday, Jan. 21.

FREE Let Freedom Sing

This 24th annual concert honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Celebration Chorus and Youth Chorus join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; tickets are free, but you must reserve them in advance starting Jan. 9 at 10 a.m.; 615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Join a herd of runners during this winter race taking you on a 5K adventure throughout the zoo’s property, including areas not usually available to the public. Got little ones? Grab your off-road stroller! All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 3 - 5 p.m.; $40 - $50 adults, $20 - $25 ages 5 - 12; 615833-1534 or nashvillezoo. org.

A night of Danish pop and soul music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.95 - $39.95; 615-8893060 or ryman.com.

Sun 22

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

26th Annual Nashville Auto Fest

Romeo & Juliet

Lukas Graham

Nashville Boat & Sportshow

See Thursday, Jan. 19.

See Saturday, Jan. 21.

See Saturday, Jan. 21.

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical

Rumors

See Friday, Jan. 13.

See Friday, Jan. 13.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12. (please turn the page)

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things to do The Senator Wore Pantyhose See Friday, Jan. 20.

The Wiz

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Treasure Island

See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Mon 23 Early Explorers

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Franklin Mommy & Me Yoga

6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; $15; 615-350-7200 or ozartsnashville.org.

Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Commodores Basketball

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge Arkansas. All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $20; 615-322-4653 or vucommodores.com.

Crafternoon

See Monday, Jan. 2.

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Nolensville Wiggles and Giggles

FREE Family Gaming Night

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Snack Attack!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

SPARK!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Tumbleweeds (Registration Required) See Monday, Jan. 2.

Tue 24 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, this production tells the story of a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of successors by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. Ages 10 and older. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Thru Jan. 29: Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 9 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.; $25 - $75; 615782-4040 or tpac.org.

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

The Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based ensemble presents an evening of music with the theme “Reclaiming Peace: Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day.” All ages. OZ Arts,

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See Tuesday, Jan. 10.

FITMommy

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Predators Hockey

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

FREE RiverGate Storytime

Kids can dress up as their favorite storybook characters and join the children’s librarian from Madison Library for a story along with songs and other activities. All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 11 - 11:30 a.m.; 615-859-3458 or rivergate-mall.com.

SPARK!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Spring Hill Wiggles and Giggles See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The Beach Boys

A night of rock music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $55 - $149.50; 615889-3060 or ryman.com.

Kids can have fun posing for photos, participating in catch-and-release fishing and more during the Nashville Boat & Sportshow at Music City Center, Jan. 19 - 22. Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Water Polo

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

FREE Youth Set Design See Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Wed 25 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder See Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Animal Antics

See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Archery Homeschool Day (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Fairview Wiggles and Giggles

See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Family Science Lab: Researchers

Go behind the scenes at the

Sudekum Planetarium to learn about the machinery that goes into every show and discover the hidden regions of the dome and explore the most cherished mechanism at the center, Chiron. Ages 10 - 13 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $7.50 per child in addition to regular gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12); 615862-5160 or adventuresci. org/familyscience.

Homeschool Creativity Class

See Wednesday, Jan. 11.

KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Tales and Trails (Registration Required)

The Last Waltz 40 Tour A night of rock music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $59.75 - $149.75; 615-889-3060 or ryman. com.

Wild Things (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Thu 26 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder See Tuesday, Jan. 24.

FREE African American Cultural Night

Celebrate African-American history through song, dance and the spoken word. All ages. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 5 - 8 p.m.; 615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

at Your Local Library

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

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

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

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

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

SUMNER

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

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

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

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

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

WILLIAMSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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things to do

Fri 27 39 Steps

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

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder See Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Adult Hip Hop Class (Registration Required) See Friday, Jan. 6.

Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical See Friday, Jan. 13.

The Actors’ Equity touring production of the Tony Award-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder comes to TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Jan. 24 - 29.

FREE Brilliant Sky Storytime

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Charlotte’s Web Drive-By Truckers

A night of alternative country/ southern rock music. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $32 - $42; 615-8893060 or ryman.com.

Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $41.50 - $51.50; 615-5382076 or franklintheatre.com.

FREE Men’s Choral Festival: Sounds of America

Support the newest and youngest local authors from Murfreesboro City Schools while discovering their accomplishments. All ages. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; 615-893-4131 or linebaugh.org.

Men from Lipscomb’s choral ensembles and area high schools perform a variety of standards and new arrangements. The Nashville Singers will also perform. All ages. Lipscomb University’s Collins Alumni Auditorium, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; 615-9666146 or lipscomb.edu.

FITMommy Yoga

Nature Nuts

FREE ESP Author Event

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Franklin Wiggles and Giggles See Thursday, Jan. 5.

John Berry

A night of country music. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

FREE Parnassus Storytime

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

FREE Perform Murfreesboro Dance Class See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Murphy Center, 2650 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; $13; goblueraiders.com.

Pink & Blue

Romeo & Juliet

Found Movement Group presents this dance show performed by teen dancers. All ages. TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m.; $31.50; 615-782-4040 or tpac.org.

Predators Hockey

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

Raiders Basketball

Cheer for the MTSU Blue Raiders when they challenge Southern Miss. All ages.

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

FREE Superwholock

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

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

Water Polo

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Youth Volleyball Class See Thursday, Jan. 5.

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

Jake’s Women

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

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things to do KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Registration Required) See Wednesday, Jan. 4.

FREE Make Origami Animals and Insects with Paper (Registration Required) Learn to make 3D figures out of paper, including cicadas, birds, snails, flowers and more. All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 615-8628580 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Nashville Flea Market

Find treasures among 2,000 booths with this month’s market theme, “Winter Fest.” All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 615-8625016 or thefairgrounds.com.

Opry at the Ryman See Friday, Jan. 6.

Pink & Blue

See Thursday, Jan. 26.

Ramona Quimby

Act Too Players presents this theatrical telling of a girl’s passage through third grade, which includes a tantrum at school and her family relationships. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.; $12 - $28; 615538-2076 or franklintheatre. com.

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Science a la Cart See Friday, Jan. 6.

SibShop (Registration Required) This program is for the brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. The

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Your family can enjoy the thrill of motocross racing and high-flying stunts during AMSOIL Arenacross at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Jan. 28. Photo courtesy of ShiftOne Photography. evening includes dinner and lively activities. Ages 8 - 13. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m.; $10; 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Nashville; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $10 adults, $6 ages 9 and younger; 615-767-2639 or cody@ktkey.org.

Sister Act the Musical

Broadway singer Tony Vincent and a full rock band join the Nashville Symphony for a night of David Bowie favorites like “Space Oddity,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Rebel Rebel” and others. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $30 - $74; 615-6876400 or nashvillesymphony. org.

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

Skate to Hydrate

Enjoy an evening of ice skating for a cause as a portion of your admission fee will support the Thirst Project which exists to build freshwater wells in developing countries through the education and activation of students. This project is spearheaded by local highschool students, and be sure to mention “Skate to Hydrate” when you arrive. All ages. Ford Ice Center,

The Music of David Bowie

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Senator Wore Pantyhose See Friday, Jan. 20.

Three Way

Nashville Opera presents three playful one-acts uncovering private behavior with wit, poignancy and music (think Sex and the City meets The Twilight Zone). Contains adult language and situations. Ages 16 and older. TPAC’s Polk Theater,

505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $26 - $104; 615-782-4040 or nashvilleopera.org.

Road, Brentwood; 6 - 8 p.m.; $10; 615-371-0090 or brentwood-tn.libcal.com/ event/2999290.

Toddler Time with Thomas (Registration Required)

Sat 28

See Friday, Jan. 6.

Whole Child Conference (Registration Required) This conference aims to encourage, educate and equip caregivers with the training and support needed to tend to the whole child. It focuses on educational, emotional, physical and spiritual areas. Adults. Long Hollow Baptist Church, 3031 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville; Fri 6 - 9 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $75; 662-327-5339 or wholechildconference.com.

Yule Ball (Registration Required) The Chamber of Knowledge chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance presents this ball featuring music, dancing, games and prizes. Proceeds benefit Walden’s Puddle. Ages 6 and older. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord

39 Steps

See Friday, Jan. 27.

FREE 3D Printing Class (Registration Required) Use Tinkercad software to create a 3D project. Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/library.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder See Tuesday, Jan. 24.

A Night Under the Stars (Registration Required)

Dads and daughters can dance the night away with and get a photo and tiara for each girl. Ages 4 - 12. Longview Recreation Center, 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $18 per couple; wcparksandrec.com. (please turn the page)


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things to do Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical See Friday, Jan. 13.

AMSOIL Arenacross

Experience this high-octane, full contact motorsport where the weak inherit the dirt. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $18.20 $54.50; 615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

ASC Exhibit Opening

Wicked Plants explores the evildoers of the plant kingdom lurking in your own backyard. The exhibit runs through May 29. All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12; 615862-5160 or adventuresci. org.

FREE Bird-Friendly Coffee Social See Saturday, Jan. 14.

Charlotte’s Web

Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; juniorpredators.com.

Commodores Basketball

FREE Kidsville

See Friday, Jan. 27.

Cheer for the Vanderbilt Commodores when they challenge Iowa State. All ages. Memorial Gym, 210 2Fifth Ave. North, Nashville; 3 p.m.; $30; 615-322-4653 or vucommodores.com.

Family Science Lab: Researchers

See Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Grease Jr. the Musical See Saturday, Jan. 21.

Jake’s Women

See Friday, Jan. 27.

FREE Jr. Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Jr. Predators when they challenge the Atlanta Capitals. All ages. Ford Ice Center, 5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy.,

Hear a story about how one man’s love of art turned into a gift for all to enjoy on the opening day of the Cowan Collection exhibit, then decorate a picture frame. Ages 12 and younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m.; conservancyonline.com/ about/kidsville.

FREE LEGO Play Time

Let your imagination run wild as you build LEGO creations. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 615-452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

FREE Make a Winter Bird Feeder

Have fun making a winter bird feeder to take home, and learn about feeding/attracting winter birds to your yard. All

ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; 615-862-8539 or nashville. gov/parks.

FREE Music in the Wild

Run Away Home performs original songs and classic covers. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; 615-2173017 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

Raiders Basketball

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

Ramona Quimby

See Saturday, Jan. 28.

FREE RiverGate Health Fair

See Saturday, Jan. 6.

Sponsored by Sumner Parent, this fair features vendors with products and services to help lead you to a healthier lifestyle, and there will be inflatables and a face painter for the kids. All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 1 - 4 p.m.; 615-859-3458 or rivergatemall.com.

Pink & Blue

Romeo & Juliet

FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, Jan. 27

Opry at the Ryman See Friday, Jan. 6.

FREE Parnassus Saturday Storytime

See Thursday, Jan. 26.

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Sister Act the Musical See Friday, Jan. 27.

Sweeney Todd School Edition

Act Too Players present Stephen Sondheim’s music full of dark wit and an epic score. All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Sat 7 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.; $12 - $28; 615-5382076 or franklintheatre.com.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12.

The Senator Wore Pantyhose See Friday, Jan. 20.

Three Way

See Friday, Jan. 27.

Treasure Island

See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Wanda Jackson

A night of music with the “Queen of Rockabilly.” All ages. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $25 - $35; 615-3241010 or citywinery.com.

E.B White’s beloved story comes to life on stage when the Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents Charlotte’s Web, Jan. 27 - Feb. 12.

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Kids can get creative at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during it’s Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons drop-in program taking place Sundays, Jan. 1, 15, 22 & 29. It’s free with gate admission.

Sun 29 39 Steps

See Friday, Jan. 27.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder See Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Alice: A Wonder-Full New Musical See Friday, Jan. 13.

AMSOIL Arenacross See Saturday, Jan. 28.

Charlotte’s Web See Friday, Jan. 27.

Creative Zone: Bedazzled Buttons See Sunday, Jan. 1.

Grease Jr. the Musical See Saturday, Jan. 21.

Jake’s Women

See Friday, Jan. 27.

FREE Jr. Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Jr. Predators when they challenge the Atlanta Capitals. All ages. Ford Ice Center, 5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Nashville; 3 p.m.; juniorpredators.com.

FREE Nashville Flea Market See Friday, Jan. 27.

Romeo & Juliet

See Thursday, Jan. 5.

Sister Act the Musical See Friday, Jan. 27.

Sweeney Todd School Edition

See Saturday, Jan. 28.

The Odd Couple

See Thursday, Jan. 12. The Senator Wore Pantyhose See Friday, Jan. 20.

Three Way

See Friday, Jan. 27.

Treasure Island

See Thursday, Jan. 19.

Mon 30 Artful Tales: Storytime in the Galleries

Hear a story connected to the current exhibits, then head to the Martin ArtQuest Gallery for hands-on creativity at the art stations. Ages 3 and older. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, free

ages 18 and younger; 615244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

Bruins Basketball

Cheer for the Belmont Bruins when they challenge SIU Edwardsville. All ages. Curb Event Center, 2002 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17; 615460-2255 or belmontbruins. com.

Early Explorers

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Franklin Mommy & Me Yoga See Monday, Jan. 2.

Nolensville Wiggles and Giggles See Monday, Jan. 2.

Snack Attack!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

SPARK!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

Tumbleweeds (Registration Required) See Monday, Jan. 2.

Tue 31 Busy Bees

Crafternoon

Spring Hill Wiggles and Giggles

FREE Family Gaming Night

Tuesdays for Tots

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

See Tuesday, Jan. 10.

FITMommy

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

SPARK!

See Monday, Jan. 2.

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Water Polo

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

FREE Youth Set Design See Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Deadline for February’s THINGS TO DO is Friday, Jan. 6. Submit event info to: chad@daycommedia.com All events must be submitted in writing in a copy/paste format (Word doc or in the e-mail body). Include high-resolution photos (300 dpi) for consideration in print and online. Include: Event Name • Date • Time Venue (with street addy & zip) • Ages Event description •Admission fee Is advance registration required? Contact info for publishing

See Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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2017 Guide to Camps, Summer Programs and After-School Activities ACADEMICS

Valley View Equestrian Camp

Belmont University Summer Academic & Enrichment Camps

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

belmont.edu/summer-camps

Give your kids the collegiate experience this summer! Belmont University offers summer camp learning and enrichment experiences for elementary, middle schoolers and high schoolers. Camps include athletics, music (vocal and instrumental), health and pharmacy, law. For more information and to register, visit our website.

Brain Balance of Franklin 790 Jordan Road, Ste. 110, Franklin brainbalancecenters.com

615-244-6627

University School of Nashville

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth On the Vanderbilt Campus pty.vanderbilt.edu

615-322-8261

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

ANIMALS/EQUESTRIAN

615-595-7547

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

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

615-353-9827

Make learning fun at Cheekwood! Cheekwood offers a variety of classes in art, horticulture, pottery and more. Classes offered year-round for all ages. If you would like a complete listing of youth and adult classes, call 353-9827. Only at Cheekwood.

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

615-662-4819

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

Elite Dance and Fitness

Cub Creek Science Camp 16795 St. Rt. E, Rolla, MO mosciencecamp.com • office@bearriverranch.com

Creekside Riding Academy and Stables

615-321-8016

Make USN Summer Camps your choice for a fun, enriching experience this summer. Many of our camps are led by USN faculty members who bring their expertise and varied passions to diverse programming in sports, academics, the arts, and technology. Flexible morning and afternoon scheduling allows either whole-day or half-day experiences. After-care provided from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

706-862-2231

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

2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

Our program addresses the whole child by integrating sensory motor training and stimulation and cognitive activities with nutritional and dietary guidelines.

2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville usn.org/summer • jkleiner@email.usn.org

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With 300 animals, a six-element ropes course, archery range, arts studio, and classes in veterinary science, survival skills, and culinary, Cub Creek is the ultimate camp experience. Ages 7 - 17. ACA accredited. Air conditioned facilities. For teens 14 - 18 looking for an adventure, check out Animal Camp Jamaica!

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Voted Best Dance Instruction in the 2016 Best of Parenting. We are a family oriented studio that prides itself on quality dance instruction in a positive and uplifting environment. Our emphasis is on teaching age appropriate material to the recreational dancer as well as training for the seriously committed student. We offer dance, cheer, and performing arts camps. Full- and half-day camps. continued on page 73...

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Summer Riding Camp

Weekly during June & July • • • •

Safe Horse Handling Riding Lessons Trail Rides Grooming & Games

CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables

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

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

615-678-4739

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

CIRCUS | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE ARTS | VISUAL ARTS Your family’s home for the finest all-around creative arts experience

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

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615-301-8589

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

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

615-777-9314

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Platform tents, outdoor adventure, traditional camping, fun and friendship – located on Lookout Mountain in Cloudland, Georgia, Camp Juliette Low is an independent, residential summer camp for girls ages 7 - 17 that fosters self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership. One- and two-week sessions. Preparing girls for confident living and leadership since 1922.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Williamson Parent magazine January 2017

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Williamson Parent magazine January 2017