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Saturday, May 20 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial 2221 Murphy Avenue, Nashville The Celebration will take place across from The Children’s Hospital. Please follow signs to utilize free event parking locations.

• Carnival themed event with games and healthy snacks • Inflatable bouncy house and activities

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CONCERTS & FESTIVALS

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OFF TO THE MOVIES!

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FREE-PLAY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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TELL’EM WHAT YOU WANT: WHAT YOU REALLY, REALLY WANT! Local spa packages & cool finds so you can drop a big ol’ hint.

THINGS TO DO Page 43 Daily events with local keys!

   

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Dare I Suggest the Hummingbird?

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he helicopter is a lousy image for a parent, anyway. Who ever came up with that? A behemoth, overbearing mass of heavy metal bearing down from above. That’s just me, sweetie, your devoted and caring Mom. A label slapped on good moms and dads who care too much, as if that’s possible. How’d we get here? Flash back to the early 1900s. Kids walked miles by themselves. It was common for children as young as 8 to hoof it several miles to a favorite fishing haunt and not to be heard from all day. That’s just unfathomable now. The freedom to just ... roam ... is no longer an option for our kids. They can’t — or don’t — just run out the door to play in the backyard like kids once did. Not enough of them do, anyway. Wait. Is it possible WE had something to do with that? “Stay inside; it’s too hot!” we say. “Stay inside; it’s too cold!” we say. “Don’t do that, it’s dangerous!” and, ending a call, “Goodbye, I love you, be careful!” When I was a kid, my best friend and I rode bikes to town on a busy road with a narrow shoulder. Cars made large half moons around us and the wind whipped our faces. It was awesome. Riding bikes to town hardly happens today because something might happen. This is all making me so sad! Look, it’s almost summer. Our kids will be underfoot within a day of school break and we’ve got to have things in mind for them to do. We can’t wrap them up in cotton batting and tell them to sit still. Many of us might like that

idea, but what would it do to the kids? Make them fearful ... and pasty white. Here comes the good part: Research shows that kids deprived of contact with the outdoors are at greater risk for depression and anxiety. Boom. But before you run to the door, swing it wide and cry, “Go play on the freeway!” consider this: I think we DO have to think about ways to let kids play outside without our constant presence. We DO have to have OK places for them to roam. True freedom is a right. We are never meant to be held back. And another thing: For kids to grow up happily, they need to feel like they can do things for themselves. Without us. What better way for your child to learn independence than for you to set him free? And trust. He will figure things out on his own with his ingenuity. He has a ton of it. And responsiveness. And creativity. The very thing experts say keeps depression and stress at bay. My oldest boy loves the outdoors. He has a favorite place where he fishes, and he loves to be up early with the sunrise to go there. I started letting him go at 13. A solid age, I thought, and a solid boy. I also know where the pond is — it has my seal of approval. Of my four kids, my outdoor-loving son just may be the happiest. When are kids allowed to walk down a dirt road by themselves picking honeysuckle and blackberries? And just being? Let’s not be helicopters, then, let’s be hummingbirds. A lovely sprite of a bird who gently watches from a distance ... and only flutters in as need be. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF susan@daycommedia.com

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BRACE YOURSELF FOR “THE CHANGE” IS PUBERTY ABOUT TO START FOR YOUR CHILD? MOMS RESPOND: “My daughter is 8 — she’ll be 9 in a month — and she’s suddenly overly emotional about everything. I just don’t even know. I thought I had a few more years to go before ‘the change.’” Shantel Booth

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PARENT TALK

EPIDURAL FAILS & TRIUMPHS. Mothers share their experiences during delivery.

IT DID NOTHING!

MINE CAME OUT.

I had one, but it did nothing for me because I had back labor.

I had one with my first and it didn’t work. It came out and the anesthesiologist went too far and caused a spinal fluid leak. I ended up having to get a blood patch twice! I didn’t get an epidural with my second child. Best decision ever!

Jessica Sisson Coleman

EPIDURALS DON’T HELP WITH BACK LABOR. My first child was back labor, and it didn’t work. With my second child, it just didn’t work, and the fact that the man doing it was a smart aleck almost got him punched in the face! I told him it wasn’t working and his reply was, “You’re supposed to feel 10 - 15 percent of the pain.” I, not so politely, told him I would be dead if this was 15 percent of the pain! April Lawson

Christi Nelson

HALFWAY WORKED. With my first child, it didn’t fully numb me, so I had to have it redone. The nurses made me wait, insisting it would work. By the time I was able to get it redone I was between seven and eight centimeters dilated. With my second, I didn’t have a great experience, either. With my third, it went smoothly. Alex Tidwell

WORKED RIGHT AWAY!

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DEPENDS ON WHO GIVES IT.

THE EPIDURAL DELAYED MY LABOR.

I think it may depend on who puts it in and how good they are. I was told the guy who did mine was great at it, and I have to agree. Perfect! No pain at all.

I had three with my first child. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the epidural was stopping my labor — 24 hours later I had my baby. I didn’t have one with my other two deliveries. They were extremely quick and a lot less painful.

Janice Watson Poulnott

WITH SCOLIOSIS, IT ONLY NUMBED ONE SIDE. I had one with my first, but I was already on painkillers, so I can’t say for certain which helped. With my second child, I found out after five pokes that I have scoliosis ... so it all went to my left leg ... three hours after my son was born! Krystal Czarnik

FIRST TWO WORKED GREAT!

With my first child, the epidural worked right away. With my second, they had to do it twice, and by that time it was pointless — I felt everything.

My first two worked great on the first try, and I didn’t feel anything. My third didn’t take until the sixth try. I had the same anesthesiologist all three times, too.

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IT WORKED TOO GOOD! I had to get one for a C-section and it worked too good — everything was numb except my head! My twin girls were three months premature. I had them at 7:45 and 7:46 and didn’t get enough feeling back until a little after midnight! They were in the NICU, so I didn’t get to see them right away anyway. Veronica Plunkett

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he social event of the season returns on Saturday, May 13 this year. The 76th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and features an afternoon of horse races. Kids love getting in on the action during the Michael Stanley Stick Horse Race. The winning child gets $100 to Phillips Toy Mart and the winner’s parents receive a $100 outing to Maggiano’s Little Italy! General admission to Steeplechase is $20 adults, free for ages 12 & younger. New this year: individual seats in the Skybox Suites. They’ll run you $750 a pop, but you’ll get all-day gourmet food and beverages, a climate-controlled environment and premium parking. There are new tailgating options this year, too. Note that the alcohol-free family tailgating area is sold out — we TOLD you to get your tickets early, remember?! Call 800-619-4802 or visit www. iroquoissteeplechase.org.

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Expression City is where lots of creative kids and adults just go to have fun. Classes are available for all ages in a wide variety of studies: ballet and tap, jazz and hip hop, theater, dance, poetry, circus arts, music, cartooning, mixed media, photography and lots more. Summer camps are now registering at expressioncity.com. To inquire about the new homeschool specialty school, call Expression City owner Allison Barberi at 615-678-4739.

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THOMPSON’S STATION FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS MAY 3 Get your homegrown, homemade and home-baked fix when Thompson’s Station Farmers’ Market opens Wednesday, May 3. Held at Homestead Manor’s event barn (4683 Columbia Pike), the market’s open every Wednesday through August 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. All--new night markets happen May 31 and August 2 from 4 - 7 p.m. “The market is perfect if you want to purchase fresh produce or just hang out with friends at beautiful Homestead Manor,” says Rachel Layton, director of marketing for A. Marshall Family Foods. Learn more at tsfarmersmarket.org.

QUICK BITS START SPREADING HAPPINESS: The 615 Rocks! movement is perfect for summertime fun with kids (join the Facebook group @615Rocks!). Get small rocks and paint. Let the kids paint creative rocks and do it with them. Set’em out to dry, then go to a local park

together and hide them for others to find. It’s all about simple fun, joy and smiles ...EAST BRENTWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 9000 Concord Road, holds Springa-palooza on Sunday, May 10 at 11 a.m. Kids’ll love the bounce house, water slide and activities. Bring bikes to the rain-or-shine event for a “Blessing of the Bicycles” ... THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

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SUMMER OF ‘17

Oh, Those Summer Nights! Take’em with you to music concerts and festivals over the next few months.

Big Band Dances

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nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Cultural-Arts/Music/ Free-Summer-Concerts.aspx Every Saturday from 7 - 10 p.m., a live big band provides the music while you and your kids learn a different dance style. Food trucks are on site, or you can bring a cooler. Here’s this year’s lineup: June 3: Music City Swing (swing) June 10: The Establishment (waltz) June 17: The Moonlighters (rumba)

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The Lynn Beal Band (foxtrot) Rory Partin & His Band (swing) July 15:

Big Band Dances in Centennial Park are a hit with families every Saturday evening, June - August. Photo: Richmond Nairon.

The Merchants of Cool (cha cha) July 22: The Paul Ross Orchestra (rumba) July 29: J. Bradley Big Band (tango) Aug. 5: Debbie Bailes & Her Band (waltz) Aug. 12: The Jerry Vinett Big Band (foxtrot) Aug. 19: Music City Swing (swing) Aug. 26: The Moonlighters (swing)

Red Caboose Concerts

Tales at Twilight

These free family concerts keep kids in mind on June Fridays. Bring lawn blankets, chairs and a cooler to Red Caboose Park in Bellevue. Music plays from 7 - 9 p.m. This year includes The Harry Fontana Trio (rockabillly), MD and Cobalt Blue (reggae/ soul), John Richards Group (jazz/blues) & San Rafael Band (Latin rock/blues).

Fridays in July bring free family entertainment from 7 - 8 p.m. at Cumberland Park. Look forward to music, dance, puppetry and more! This year’s acts include Bill Crosby and the Bahama Llama Band, Hands On with Zig, Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck, and Lanny Smith & The Earthman Project.

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gov/parks) ... Every Thursday, June 1 - Aug. 31, is the free HENDERSONVILLE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES at The Streets of Indian Lake (streetsofindianlake.com) ... Enjoy free music during JAZZ ON THE CUMBLERLAND (facebook.com/jazzonthecumberland) June 18, July 16 & Aug. 20 ... LIVE ON THE GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (liveonthegreen.com) returns in August, bringing a month-long series of free music to Nashville’s Public Square. The final weekend includes a children’s stage ... The free MUSICIANS CORNER (musicianscornernashville.com) at Centennial Park takes place on select Fridays and Saturdays in May, June, August and September. Children enjoy free fun in the Kidsville area while the music plays ... SUMNER CREST WINERY (sumnercrestwinery. com) in Sumner County hosts family-friendly summer concerts June 3, July 15 & Aug. 29. Bring a picnic and blanket! ... This year’s SUNSET CONCERT SERIES (boft.org) on the grounds of Franklin’s Carnton Plantation is June 25 (Rolling Stones tribute) and July 30 (Journey tribute).

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Beat the heat and enjoy a Live music will fill the air this concert inside Music City’s cool summer at various outdoor indoor spots: venues: ARRINGTON VNEYARDS (arringtonvineBRIDGESTONE ARENA yards.com) hosts free concerts (bridgestonearena.com) has Fri - Sun all summer long ... eight big names coming this ASCEND AMPHITHEATER summer, including James Taylor (ascendamphitheater.com) in (July 12), Queen (Aug. 2), Tim downtown Nashville. Check the McGraw & Faith Hill (Aug. 4 schedule in advance; shows sell 5) and John Mayer (Aug. 8). out early. Big names coming The RYMAN (ryman.com) this summer include Chicago & brings Dantdm (June 17), Little The Doobie Brothers (June 27), Big Town Styx & REO Speedwagon (July (July 28 - 40) 22) and Goo Goo Dolls (July and Broadway 31) ... FONTANEL (fontanel. belter Idina Mencom) has a new Back Porch zel (Aug. 1). Concert Series every Thursday from 5:30 - 8:30 pm., plus shows coming to its Woods Amphitheater ... Brentwood’s Dyer Observatory (dyer.vanderbilt.edu) hosts BLUEBIRD ON THE MOUNTAIN every CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL month featuring singer/songcmafest.com writers of the Bluebird Cafe. June 8 - 11 Pay $135 for a carload of If you’re not aware of this bad eight. Tickets go on sale on the boy, you’ve been living under a first of the month prior to conrock! Limited full festival passes cert dates (i.e., May 1 for the are still available. New this June 17 show) ... BONNAyear: the $50 CMA Fest Nash ROO (bonnaroo.com) is June 8 Pass. It gets you into Fan Fair - 11 in Manchester. This year’s X every day, plus tickets to the two big names are U2 and Red Country Music Hall of Fame, Hot Chili Peppers ... CANRyman Auditorium and VIP seatNONSBURGH VILLAGE ing at Ascend Amphitheater. (murfreesborotn.gov/ parks) in Murfreesboro hosts the free Third MUSIC CITY JULY 4 Friday Night Conmusiccityjuly4th. cert Series June com Seventeen years strong, Full-Moon 16, July 21 & Country artist Chris Pickin’ Parties are great for families! Aug 18 from 6 Young headlines the Featuring live bluegrass under a - 9 p.m. ... The music this year. Free full-moon sky, summer dates are June 9, CROCKETT fun starts at noon with July 7 and Aug. 4. Can you pick? Bring PARK SUMthe Family Zone featuran approved instrument (check the website) MER CONing inflatables, games for an admission discount, then go CERT SERIES in & more. ahead and pick along! Brentwood takes Go to warnerparks.org. place June through August (brentwoodtn.

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The SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER (nashvillesymphony.org) beckons families to three hot movie installments where the Nashville Symphony performs the scores live — DreamWorks Animation (June 16 - 18); E.T., the ExtraTerrestrial (June 30); and La La Land (July 2, 6 & 7). Speaking of Nashville Symphony, it hosts a series of FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS around Middle Tennessee in June. Get the full schedule at nashvillesymphony.org/communityconcerts. See La La Land in Concert with the Nashville Symphony in July.

Fun Family Festivals TOMATO ART FEST tomatoartfest.com Saturday, Aug. 12 More than 60,000 people flocked to East Nashville last year for this robust event. Kids love participating in the tomatothemed Fairy & Elf costume contest, and there are tons of free activities for little ones all day.

DON’T MISS THESE GOODIES! UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS is July 7 - 8 in the ‘Boro (uncledavemacondays.com) ... Lucky Ladd Farms’ WATERMELON FESTIVAL is Saturday, July 22 (luckyladdfarms.com) ... The region’s best county fairs are in August — WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR (williamsoncountyfair.org) is Aug. 4 - 12 & the WILSON COUNTY FAIR (wilsoncountyfair.net) is Aug. 18 - 26.

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We’ve got great tips for easy movie going with kids. Here come the blockbusters, drive-ins, sensory-friendly showings and more!

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he lights dim and the kids finally settle into their seats as the 20 minutes of previews begin to roll. Even before the movie starts, one of them’s throwing popcorn. People are staring. You try to quiet him, hissing between your teeth, but now you’re all irritated. Ugh. If you really want to shell out for a movie on the big screen with your kids, think first. Consider their ages and abilities to sit still. But there’s more than that. Our moving-going tips will make for a better outing!

Timing

• Pick a time that’s right after naptime. • Go when there’s not an expected crowd. • Avoid opening nights. • More than one kid? Go when you can take a friend or spouse to help corral them and help with potty breaks. • Watch for summer deals or discounts on certain days.

Snacks

• Invest in the yearly popcorn bucket. You can bring it back time and time again during the year for discounted popcorn. • Take brown lunch bags to separate the big bucket of popcorn so your kids can have their own. • Dare we say it? ... Sneak in candy — everybody does. Get big boxes for less at Walgreens or Kroger.

• Buy a large drink and share with two straws, but limit liquid intake to avoid potty breaks. • Eat lunch/dinner just before the movie so your child’s full and won’t start begging for snacks.

• Bring ear plugs or muffs to soften loudness if your child fusses about volume. • Go potty before the movie! (please turn the page)

Comfort

• Consider a small pillow and blanket to keep your child comfortable as theaters are often cold. • Nix a middle seat in favor of an aisle seat for easy access.

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Outdoor Movies! Catch a family flick outdoors at the following locations: City of Franklin’s Parks Department’s free movie showings are June 9 (SING) and 23 (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Pinkerton Park at 8 p.m. Visit franklintn.gov/parks. Elmington Park in Nashville hosts the 23rd Annual Movies in the Park every Thursday at sundown in June. Get the schedule of free films at nashvillescene.com.

Friendly Summer Releases GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (May 5) DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL (May 19) PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (May 26) WONDER WOMAN (June 2) CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE (June 2) THE BOOK OF HENRY (June 16) CARS 3 (June 16)

Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation’s free movie showings are June 16 (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and July 21 (Finding Dory) at Moss-Wright Park at 8 p.m. Visit cityofgoodlettsville.org. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation’s free movie showings are June 5 - July 28 at 8:30 p.m. at five outdoor spots Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat. It’s the same movie at each location in the same week. Visit murfreesborotn.gov. Mt. Juliet Parks and Recreation’s free movie showings are Fridays, June 2 (The Secret Life of Pets) and 7 (SING), Aug. 4 (Finding Dory) and Sept. 2 (Storks) at Charlie Daniels Park. Visit mtjuliet-tn. gov. Smyrna Parks and Recreation’s movie showings are Fridays June 2 (SING) and Sept. 1 (Boss Baby) at Rotary Soccer Park. Admission is $1. Visit townofsmyrna.org.

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (June 23) DESPICABLE ME 3 (June 30) SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (July 7)

SensoryFriendly Screenings Families with autistic children or other special needs can enjoy monthly sensory-friendly screenings. Movies have no previews, the sound’s not as loud and lights are not as dim. Saturdays at these locations: NCG GALLATIN CINEMA 615-451-9500 ncgmovies.com/gallatin 10 a.m. REGAL OPRY MILLS 615-232-5014 regmovies.com/mywaymatinee 10:30 a.m.

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Enjoy an old-school moviewatching experience with your kids (pajamas & all!) at one of three drive-in movie theaters in the Middle Tennessee area: Stardust Drive-In (stardustdrivein. com) in Watertown, Moonlite Drive-In (themoonlite.com) in Woodbury and Pink Cadillac Drive-In (drive-ins.com/ theater/tntpink) in Centerville.

AMC (formerly Carmike; amctheatres.com), Malco (malco.com) and Regal (regmovies.com) all offer cheap family flicks in June and July — a great way to beat the heat! Check their websites for details.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Nashville’s Indoor Drive-In

Malco Smyrna offers $5.50 tickets for everyone on Tuesdays before 6 p.m.

A giant indoor replica of a 1960s American drive-in theater, August Moon Drive-In, is slated to open next spring. The 40,000-square-foot, air-supported dome will include a simulated starry sky, and your family can have fun sitting in modified classic cars. There will also be a lounge area for live performances before and after movies. August Moon will be located at the intersection of James Robertson Parkway and I-24, close to Nissan Stadium. It will offer memberships allowing for free entry with access to concessions specials, seating upgrades and other perks. Visit augustmoondrivein.com.

AMC Classic Bellevue 8 and Madison 10 offer $5 tickets all day every Tuesday for Stubs members.

NCG Gallatin Cinema offers $6 tickets for everyone on Tuesdays before 6 p.m. for most shows and $2 concessions. All Regal cinemas offer reserved seating and rewards members get 25 percent off candy on Mondays and 50 percent off popcorn on Tuesdays.

AMC is developing a new nine-screen, 47,000-square-foot movie theater with a full-service cinematic dining concept at Stones River Mall. The new theater will have seat-side food and beverage services and plush, luxury electronic highback recliners with reserved seating. No opening date is set just yet, so keep an eye out for more info at stonesrivermall. com.


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uthentic, affordable adventures worthy of selfies and Instagram posts are in! With gas prices down, AAA says the summer of ‘17 is shaping up like last year: There’s every indication that a family road trip will be in the works for your family this summer. Guess what? It’s one of the BEST ways to create family memories and that feeling ... after you’ve grown up, that is ... that there was something fantastic about your childhood ... that time Mom and Dad took us out west ... Here are great tips and apps to make your next road trip an event to remember!

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Great Travel Apps AAA Mobile Use it as a trip planner and if you need roadside assistance.

TollSmart To quickly look up fees for bridges, tunnels and turnpikes.

Field Trip Find sites of interest around you wherever you are.

Triposo Lose your Internet connection? Good thing you can get your map offline here.

GasBuddy Know where to find your next fill up. HotelTonight Last-minute discounts on vacancies. RoadTrippers Find everything from attractions to diners. SitorSquat Need a clean public restroom fast? Spotify On-demand music and curatable playlists.

TV Food Maps Find eateries like those on TV such as Bizarre Foods America and Diners, DriveIns and Dives. Waze Crowd source traffic jams to know what’s going on and what to do. Yelp You know this app, but use it on the road for reviews before you buy!


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• Clothes/Toiletries

• Pillows for all

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• Books, magazines, games • Washable markers • Sketchbooks • Etch-a-Sketch, Magna Doodle, White board • Movies galore • Headphones for all • Books on tape

• Paper towels, tissues • Air mattress in case you need one in a motel • Camping items if camping • Road atlas • Car chargers • Addresses of relatives

• Pre-packaged snacks

• List of sites you want to see along the way

• Reusable water bottles

• Cash for tolls

• Emergency kit including jumper cables, first aid kit with medicines, flashlight and batteries, road flares, reflective triangles, blanket

• Swim goggles & wear

• Garbage bags

• A sense for adventure

• Frisbee, Wiffle ball, other sports’ items kids like

BEST Road TripTips • Stop for treats — even if it’s candy from the gas station • See friends & family along your route • Leave early, stop early • Try to swim at the end of the day • Let kids get ice from the machine at your motel • Plan your trip, but leave room for spontaneity • Visit unique sites along the way • Keep a cooler with drinks • Load tablets with books (don’t forget the summer reading!), movies and games

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Should You Rethink Things?

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efore the world became such a wild and woolly place, moms used to let kids out to play, telling them to return before dark. We just won’t do that these days, even though we’re relentlessly told that the key to helping kids become self-driven individuals is to give them room to discover things on their own. Well, at a certain point, kids desire autonomy just as much as adults do. Who wants to be hovered over, after all ... or fearful? “I see a child climbing a tree, and the first thing I think of is how he might fall and be maimed for life,” says Brentwood mom Carrie Wilkes. “I want to change that and learn to say, ‘Look at how well that boy is climbing that tree!’” This summer, merge from helicoptering the kids to hummingbirding them: watching from a distance. And try, DO try, to loosen up the reins a little bit so your child knows the freedom of roaming and exploration. Begin by setting acceptable boundaries of when and where your kids can go, how long they can stay out and a communication plan for getting in touch if need be (for your older ones). There are lots of activities kids can do as long as you’re comfortable with them and have made the boundaries clear:

Play Outside! • Give them seeds and set them free in the garden. Show them where they can dig and plant. • Go berry picking together, and give them lots of room to do it on their own. Find berry picking spots at picktnproducts.org.

Will You Let Him Climb a Tree?

• Encourage exploration — adventuring is a great activity for kids. Get them started by doing it with them. Look for bugs, webs, different birds and critters. Observe squirrels. Create a survival backpack for your kids with water and a snack, and tell them they can collect nature treasures “excavated” from your and put them in their pack. They may find a nest or bird eggs. YOU go watch from the window. • Go to a hike-and-bike park area and let the kids ride and run. Let’em explore the creek. You don’t have to be RIGHT THERE. Keep your distance. • Climb a tree. Let your child climb a tree. Climb a mountain. Climb! • Kids love to take pictures, so let them! A spider from a distance, butterflies, birds, squirrels, whatever. • Sleep outside. The more kids can be outdoors, the better. Let them sleep in sleeping bags on your back porch or pitch a tent and do it with them. Let them have a few treats to sweeten the fun. • Go barefoot and have races. • Ride bikes and scooters together IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. • Tell your child to go outside and get dirty. On purpose. Tell him to get as dirty as he possibly can. • Get wood and let them build a fort. Let them add to it with what they want. • Find a creek and search for crawdads. Collect’em in a wheelbarrow. Susan Day is editor of this magazine. She has four kids who love playing outside.

Over the past 60 years, we have witnessed a continuous, gradual, but dramatic decline in children’s abilities to play freely, without adult control, and especially in their opportunities to play in risky ways. — Psychology Today

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I see a child climbing a tree and the first thing I think of is how he might fall and be maimed for life. I want to change that and learn to say, ‘Look at how well that boy is climbing that tree!’

Things To Teach Kids This Summer To Help Them Grow Don’t clip your wings — Or let anyone else try to clip them. Someone has to be Babe Ruth ... or Tom Brady ... or Lady Gaga. The list goes on and on. Someone has to be THAT person. Why not you? Don’t put a practical damper on your child’s future by telling him believing in something “crazy” is a pipe dream. Tell your child to go after what inspires him! Believe in yourself — Count on yourself and believe that you can do the things you want to do. Put in the time and effort and you CAN make things happen. Dig in, no matter what it is you’re doing — Challenge yourself in any situation to be the best you can be. That at least will make your endeavors worthwhile.


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SPA DAYS AWAIT DAVIDSON COUNTY ADANTE DAY SPA 800 Kirkwood Ave., Nashville 615-269-4555 andantedayspa.com

Give Mom “The Day is Yours” full day treatment. She’ll enjoy a sauna, spa facial, mani/pedi, body polish with massage, a light lunch and spa gift for $350.

O.LIV BODY BAR 922 Main St., Nashville 615-750-3701 olivbodybar.com

Treat Mom to the area’s only Mud Lounge. The 45-minute, three-step process experience ($65)

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features three different muds, an herb-infused steam room and a soothing shower/moisturizing process. O.liv also has a full menu of massage and facial options.

PURE NASHVILLE ORGANIC SALON + SPA 1200 Clinton St., Ste. 10 Nashville 615-679-0221 purenashville.co

Offering a toxin-free experience, Mom can enjoy the “Full Body Exfoliation” using organic ginger, sugar and grapefruit followed by a body butter hydration. It’s $75 for 40 minutes. Add a 30-minute massage for $50.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY ADORO MASSAGE & DAY SPA 1175 Rock Springs Road Ste. 100, Smyrna 615-462-5378 adoromassage.com

Mother’s Day Special available the entire month of May features a one-hour anti-aging facial, a 30-minute warm oil aromatherapy foot and hand massage, and a special gift for Mom to take home — all for $100.

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The “Mini Pamper Me” package is $72 and includes a 30-minute massage and an herbal hand and foot scrub (approximately 50 minutes). Try a little of everything with the “Mini Spa Sampler” for $139. It includes a 30-minute massage, facial, foot soak and hydration wrap (approximately 75 minutes).

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Several great packages to This rugged, compact choose from camera bag is perfect for include a mirrorless camera, lenses, “Queen for a flashes, audio gear and other Day” ($395) accessories. It features a reversible silver/black rain featuring a body cover and is available in wrap and customseveral different colors. ized facial, lunch, manicure and pedicure; “Full Day of Peace” ($375) includes a facial, massage, RENEAUX DAY SPA lunch, manicure, pedicure, & SALON hair style and makeup; 155 Anderson Lane “Moments of Peace” Hendersonville 615-826-7878 ($295) includes a facial, reneaux.com massage, lunch, manicure, A best bet for Mom is the pedicure; “Half Day of relaxing 90-minute aromaPeace” ($195) includes therapy Swedish massage either facial or massage, ($90) with the 30-minute a snack, manicure and Detoxifying Foot Spa ($30) pedicure. Also available is to follow. a “Mothers-to-be Day Out” for pregnant women and a SALT MEDSPA sampler package, “Mini 393 E. Main St. Spa Day” ($150). tenba.com; $79.95

SUMNER COUNTY MS. SUE’S MED SPA 180 N. Belvedere Drive Ste. 20, Gallatin 615-452-6677 mssuesmedspa.com

The three-hour “Escape Package” for $150 featuring a rejuvenating body scrub, Swedish massage and European facial. Add lunch for $15.

Hendersonville 615-824-7258 saltmedspa.com/ hendersonville

The “HyrdaFacial Classic” ($149) is a four-part process that cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the skin. There are many massage options, too, ranging from $35 - $120.

DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIR DRYER sephora.com; $399

MASSAGE ENVY Numerous locations in Middle Tennessee massageenvy.com

Get the special Mother’s Day gift card online for a 60- or 90-minute massage and/or a customized facial. View all different locations and what they offer online.

THE WOODHOUSE DAY SPA 1175 Meridian Blvd. Ste. 100, Franklin 615-764-0004 woodhousespas.com

Special mom packages include “Mom’s LUMA BRUSH lumabrush.com; $79 Day Out,” a two-and-a-half Lightning fast heat-up for quick hour spa treatand easy hair straightening ment including a as you slowly brush. one-hour Swedish massage and 50-minute facial plus a warm agave nectar pedicure; “Mother’s Day, Her Way,” a one-hour-40-minute treatment including a 50-minute stone massage and a LIMITED EDITION 50-minute lavender and S’WELL BOTTLE swellbottle.com seaweed sugar scrub from $50 pedicure; or “Wow Mom,” a four-hour This limited edition, hand-painted Earth Day package including an 17-ounce insulated bottle 80-minute Swedish keeps cold beverage cool massage, an 80-minfor 24 hours and hot ute signature facial and bevs hot for 12 hours. an 80-minute seaweed leaf pedicure.

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THE MONTH’S TOP 10 Editor’s picks for May fun.

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DAILY ACTIVITIES

Events in day-by-day order, highlighted by county.

51 SPOTLIGHT: COMIC BOOK DAY

Free fun at several shops.

59 SPOTLIGHT: TENNESSEE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

The scoop on this year’s medieval festivities at Castle Gwynn.

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LIBRARY STORYTIMES

Stories & activities at your library.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Saturday, May 13

A local girl twirls in her themed attire at the Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival parade in Portland.

Celebrating its 76th anniversary, the Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Portland features a parade, storytelling, children’s activities, strawberry eating contests, live music, fireworks and more, all with the theme “Berry Sweet Traditions.” Call 615325-9032 or visit middletennesseestrawberryfestival.net.

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POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER

Thursday, May 4 Franklin Theatre, Franklin • Page 48 Gregory Popovich brings his talented cast of kitties and canines to the stage.

TOP TEN

BARFIELD BEACH PARTY

Friday, May 12 Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro Page 57 Sixty tons of sand beckon kids of all ages. Build castles, play beach games & more.

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FRANKLIN HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 6 Westhaven Community, Franklin • Page 52 Inflatable games and lots of children’s activities are on tap along with live music and the festive glow of hot air balloons at dusk.

TENNESSEE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Weekends in May Castle Gwynn, Arrington • Page 59 The medieval festivities return with a different theme each weekend.


FRANKLIN RODEO

May 18 - 20 Williamson Ag Expo Park, Franklin Page 63 In addition to the main rodeo events, kids can get in on the action during the Mutton Bustin’ & Calf Scramble competitions.

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE

Saturday, May 13 Warner Park Equestrian Center, Nashville • Page 59 The 76th annual events benefits the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Enjoy an afternoon of horse races, and kids can compete in the stick pony race.

SPRING TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR

May 5 - 7 Centennial Park, Nashville Page 49 The 46th fair boasts hundreds of artisans and crafters from across the state. The popular Kids’ Tent features lots of hands-on art-making activities for kids of all ages. Plus, a few performances for little ones.

46th ANNUAL DAYS ON THE FARM

May 11 - 12 Sam Davis Home, Smyrna Page 56 Kids can explore 19th century farm life with animal encounters, demonstrations, games and more.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 13 Downtown Portland Page 43 Kids love participating in the strawberry pie eating contest. It’s a full day of free fun for everyone!

THE ART OF DR. SEUSS

May 5 - 7 The Factory at Franklin Page 51 See familiar and rarely seen works of art from Dr. Seuss’ collection during this free exhibit experience.

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THINGS TO DO

USE THE COLOR-CODED KEYS TO FIND EVENTS NEAR YOU!

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Events without color dots are ones happening in multiple counties or are outside of our typical area.

N Grand Ole Opry

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

MON 1 R After-school Art

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Grades 1 and higher. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3. Study and discuss different artists by looking at their work, then create a project based on those lessons.

at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $8. Prepare tasty snacks in the kitchen.

R SPARK!

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

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $40. Works from Beethoven, John Luther Adams and George Butterworth.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 12:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus New Orleans Baby Cakes.

R Snack Attack!

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center

(Register)

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

TUE 2 N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

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

R Busy Bees

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

R Crafternoon

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

N Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $75. A night of country/folk/ Americana music with special guest Sam Bush.

W FREE Observatory Open House Day (Register)

615-373-4897 or dyer. vanderbilt.edu Ages 8 and older. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Kids love the giant telescope!

W FREE Puppet Powwow

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

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

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R SPARK!

Homeschool Program: Cycle of Life (Register)

W Gateway Chamber R Tumbleweeds Orchestra: Celebrating Nature’s Beauty

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

townofsmyrna.org Ages 4 - 18. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 9 a.m.; $5. Crafty discovery of life cycles.

W Knee-High

Naturalist: Spying on Nature (Register)

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/ child pair, $7 each additional person. Look for clues that animals leave behind.

S FREE Music

with Ms. Shannon

615-452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org Ages 3 - 5. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Songs, music and learning with musical instruments.

See Monday, May 1.

N Tuesdays

for Tots: May Day

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17). Spring fun with flower crowns, pinwheels, live animals and a maypole.

R FREE Turtle Search

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 and older. Nickajack Wetlands, Red Mile Road, Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m. Participate in a box turtle study.

R Water Polo

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

Join the Turtle Search in Murfreesboro on Tuesday, May 2. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO W Youth Yoga

615-786-0200, ext. 2418, or wcparksandrec.com Ages 7 - 12. Williamson County Rec Complex, 7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville; 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.; $4. Learn yoga poses and techniques.

WED 3 N A Perfect Circle

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49.50 $65.50. A night of rock music with special guest Prayers.

R Animal Antics

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

W Archery

Homeschool Day (Register)

615-566-5187 or musiccityarchery.com Ages 7 & older. Music City Archery, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.; $15. Archery instruction with all equipment provided.

R Discover Art (Register)

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3. Make petite Picasso collages.

N Family Science Lab: Investigators

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience 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). Explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs.

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N Green Door Pickin’ Party

615-942-7169 or greendoorgourmet.com All ages. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; $5 entry ($5 for quart bucket, $15 for gallon). Live music, strawberry picking, food trucks and more.

R Homeschool Creativity Class

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 2 - 3 p.m.; $3. Learn about and create art.

R KidFIT: Movers

and Shakers (Register)

615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1 - 3. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Every Wed & Fri 10:30 - 11 a.m.; $3. This parent/tot class focuses on playing with others.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

Murfreesboro; 11:30 a.m.; $150. Tee up to support the therapeutic center for kids in Murfreesboro.

N Love Letters:

R All Around

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $40. A benefit concert featuring Reba, Jason Isbell, John Prine and others.

615-962-8773 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center, 511 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3. Learn about other cultures while keeping a journal.

W FREE Fairview

N FREE Art

R FITMommy Yoga

Thistle Farms Turns 20

W FREE Self-Defense Class (Registration)

615-224-3851 or harvestmartialarts.com Ages 13 & older. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Learn martial arts techniques.

N FREE Storytime:

The Sleeping Beauty

615-297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com Ages 6 & younger. Nolensville Library, 915 Oldham Drive, Nolensville; 10:30 a.m.; Nashville Ballet’s Lilac Fairy tells a classic tale.

N Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Final Auditions

615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Every Wed & Fri 11:05 11:45 a.m.; $3. Run, jump and play.

wildhorsesaloon.com All ages. Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Ave. N., Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $15. Watch the final round of auditions for the 2017 Titans cheerleaders.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

R Wild Things

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

W Knee-High

Naturalist: Spying on Nature (Register)

See Tuesday, May 2.

W FREE Let’s Get Crafty

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 8 & older. American

Keeton Dinner Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 - $30. A family bonds under less than desirable circumstances.

Girl Store, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 5 - 6 p.m.; American Girl-themed craft projects.

(Register)

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

THU 4 R 18th Annual

Special Kids Golf Classic

615-893-4892 or specialkidstn.com Adults. Indian Hills Golf Course, 405 Calumet Trace,

the World

Workshop

LEGO Club

615-799-0235 or wcpltn. org/fairview_public_library All ages. Fairview Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 4 - 5:30 p.m. Block-building fun.

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org/extrasensory All ages. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m. Create a community artwork to be featured in the Extrasensory exhibit this fall.

615-893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Moms with babies 6 weeks to crawling. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $4. Promotes fitness, baby bonding and community.

N FREE Back Porch

W Gregory

Concert Series

fontanel.com All ages. Fontanel, 4133 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Live music, lawn games, a car show, food trucks and more.

N FREE Burch Reserve Hike (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m. Hike through fields and forest.

Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $35 - $40. Family show featuring comedy, juggling and talents of performing pets.

R Nature Nuts

See Tuesday, May 2.

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

N Classical

N Opeth & Gorjira

R Busy Bees Mystery Tour

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $21 - $133. An orchestral Beatles tribute with the Nashville Symphony.

N Daddy’s Dyin’,

Who’s Got the Will?

thelarrykeetontheatre.org Ages 12 & older. The Larry

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; $34 - $48. Music by bands from Sweden and France.

N Opry

Country Classics

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $38 - $68. Stories and songs with musical guests.


THINGS TO DO N FREE Parnassus Storytime

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

W Spamalot

615-541-8200 or studiotenn.com Ages 12 & older. Jamison Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; Thru May 21: Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $35 - $90. Studio Tenn presents Monty Python’s irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend.

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N The Jimmy

615-353-2595 or facebook.com/ events/600784013448242 All ages. McKay Books, 636 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Make a mini lightsaber, play “Hunt for the Droid” and participate in a costume contest with prizes.

capitoltheatretn.com All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 7 p.m.; $20. A night of bluegrass music.

FREE Star Wars Night

R FREE

Strollercoasters

615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 5 & younger. Old Fort Park Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. A greenway stroll and playtime at Kids’ Castle.

Bowen Show

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

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

FRI 5 S 10th Annual Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair

N FREE 46th Annual

R Junie B. Jones

tennesseecraft.org/springfair All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; Fri - Sat 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hundreds of vendors, live craft demonstrations and lots of hands-on kids’ activities.

615-867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $7.50 adults, $6 ages 4 - 17. A theatrical telling of Junie B.’s first day of first grade.

R A Murder is

W FREE Lego

615-852-8499 or springhousetheatre.com Ages 10 & older. Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students. An Agatha Christie theatrical murder mystery.

615-371-0090 or brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 5 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Tap into creativity while building different designs.

N FREE Art

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 $45. A night of pop music.

615-904-2787 or boroarts.org Ages 10 and older. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. This Alan Menken musical features a plant that feeds on humans.

N Boston

N Luke Bryan

nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $22 - $86.75. A night of pop/rock music.

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $34.50 - $79.75. A night of country music.

Spring Tennessee Craft Fair

Announced

Workshop

See Thursday, May 4.

the Musical

Mania (Register)

R Little Shop of Horrors

615-461-0222 or bledsoesfair.com All ages. Bledsoe’s Fort Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin; Fri & Sun 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 children. Camp demonstrations, colonial music, craftsmen, merchants, games and more.

N Bastille

N Classical

W Meet the

R 18th Annual

See Thursday, May 4.

615-370-4672 or dyer. vanderbilt.edu Ages 8 & older. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; $6.24. Susan G. Stewart, Ph.D., presents “Traditional Celestial Navigation and New Advances.”

Special Kids Golf Classic

See Thursday, May 4.

Mystery Tour

N Daddy’s Dyin’,

Who’s Got the Will?

See Thursday, May 4.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 2.

N In This Moment

Zany animal tricks make up Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. It’s coming to the Franklin Theatre Thursday, May 4.

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $28.50 - $33.50. A night of metal music.

Astronomer (Register)

R FREE Murfreesboro Books-A-Million Preschool Storytime

615-995-7112 or booksamillion.com Ages 3 - 5. Books-A-Million, 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Staff from Linebaugh Library present a story and puppet show. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO N Pixies

N Sevier Park

R Science a la Cart

sevierparkfest.com All ages. Sevier Park, 3021 Lealand Lane, Nashville; 6 11 p.m.; $30 - $75. Music by The Lone Bellow, Muddy Magnolias & Family and Friends.

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $50 - $65. Alternative rock music with guest Public Access TV. 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $8. Participate in science experiments.

N Seven Deadly Sins 615-782-4040 or nashvilleballet.com Ages 14 & older. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $28 - $89. Nashville Ballet’s show follows one man’s journey as he is tempted by corrupt forces on his path to redemption.

W Steve Dorff

Fest Concert

R Shakesbeer 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $30 - $38. The awardwinning songwriter performs hits from several genres, including movie and theater songs.

W FREE The Art of Dr. Seuss

Ages 21 & older. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 10 p.m.; $35 advance/$40 at the door, $15 DDs. Discover local craft brewers and enjoy live entertainment.

annjacksongallery.com All ages. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; Fri - Sat 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun 12 - 4 p.m. See a selection of Dr. Seuss’ seldomseen artworks, including 3D sculptures.

W Spamalot

N The Cast List

See Thursday, May 4.

615-847-0934 or lakewoodtheatreco.com Ages 10 & older. Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; Thru May 14: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.,

Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 students. A “Guffmanlike” play within a play.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 5 & younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3. Enjoy playtime while learning to follow directions.

N Women’s Work 2017

twtp.org All ages. Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville; Thru May 21: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $10 per show ($60 for festival pass). Tennessee Women’s Theater Project presents this showcase of works created by women, including poets, playwrights, musicians and more.

SAT 6 N FREE “Make A

Change” May Fest

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 6 p.m. Games, crafts, a puppet show, nature hikes and more.

R 10th Annual

Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair

See Friday, May 5.

N FREE 46th Annual

Spring Tennessee Craft Fair

See Friday, May 5.

R A Murder is Announced

See Friday, May 5.

SPOTLIGHT:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Saturday, May 6 | All ages

C

omic books are for everyone young and old, so embrace the fun during Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6. It’s a nationwide event with six local comic book shops giving away select free comic books while supplies last. There are 50 titles in all spanning the spectrum, including the much anticipated Wonder Woman FCBD Special Edition #1 along with DC Super Hero Girls FCBD Special Edition for younger fans. There’s something for everyone ranging from super heroes to SpongeBob and Barbie. Here are the local participating shops: COMIX CITY TOO 1574 Gallatin Pike N., Ste. C, Madison 615-868-3339 comixcitytoo.com

RICK’S COMIC CITY 2710 Old Lebanon Road, Ste. 3, Nashville 615-883-7890 rickscomiccity.com

THE GREAT ESCAPE 5400 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 615-385-2116 — and — 105 Gallatin Pike N., Madison 615-865-8052 thegreatescapeonline.com

STARBASE 1552 COMICS 2176 Hillsboro Road, Ste. 120, Franklin 615-933-8843 starbase1552comics.com

OUTER LIMITS COMICS 209 S. Royal Oaks Blvd., Franklin 615-790-2392 facebook.com/outerlimitscomicstn

Z’s COMIC LAIR 3863 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro 615-624-7676 facebook.com/zscomiclair

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THINGS TO DO R FREE Animal

N Daddy’s Dyin’,

N Garrison Keillor

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m. Meet a Tennessee critter.

See Thursday, May 4.

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $45 - $80. Gospel music with Fisk Jubilee Singers, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Whites and others.

Encounters

N FREE Bird

Friendly Coffee Club

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Adults. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sample fresh coffee and learn how and why choosing “bird-friendly” varieties support conservation of neo-migratory bird species.

N FREE Body

Works (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 18 & older. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 a.m. Mat class combining core training, yoga, Pilates, balance and flexibility.

S CAP Springfest

615-230-5702 or childrenarepeopletn.org All ages. The Comer Barn, 2310 Nashville Pike, Gallatin; 4 - 8 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 12 & younger ($25 family cap/ carload). Live music, vendor booths, kids’ activities, food trucks and more. Proceeds benefit Children Are People, Inc. (CAP).

N Classical

Mystery Tour

See Thursday, May 4.

R FREE Comic Book Day at Linebaugh

615-893-4131 or linebaugh.org All ages. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Movies, trivia, prizes games and comic books.

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N Family Fun Day (Register)

615-360-2267 or campwidji.org All ages. YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, 3088 Smith Springs Road, Nashville; 12:30 - 4 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 kids. Camp activities, lunch and s’mores.

N Family Science Lab: Investigators

See Wednesday, May 3.

N FREE First

Saturday Art Crawl

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

W Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival

franklinballoonfestival.com All ages. Westhaven Community, 1001 Westhaven Blvd., Franklin; 4 - 8:30 p.m.; $15 general admission, $50 VIP. Live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, craft vendors and a hot air balloon glow.

Celebrates the Ryman

N Girls on the Run 5K

gotrmiddletn.org All ages. Nissan Stadium Lot R, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 8 a.m.; $40 adults, $30 ages 12 & younger. A race benefiting Girls on the Run, an after-school program for girls.

N Goodnight Moon

615-252-4675 or nashvillect.org All ages. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Thru May 14: Sat 11 a.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 youth. The beloved bedtime book springs to life on stage.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 2.

FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register)

homedepot.com Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (visit website for location near you); 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a flower pot.

R Junie B. Jones the Musical

See Friday, May 5.

W FREE Kids’ Martial Arts Class (Register)

615-224-3851 or harvestmartialarts.com Ages 5 - 13. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 9 a.m. Learn selfdefense, fitness, mindfulness and more.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Hear an Athena story then make a yarn wrapped piece of pottery.

N Kidz Bop Kids

fontanel.com All ages. Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4225 Whites Creek Pike,

Nashville; 6 p.m.; $25 $165. Experience the “Best Time Ever” Tour.

R Little Shop of Horrors

See Friday, May 5.

N Luke Bryan See Friday, May 5.

R Lyle the Crocodile

615-563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children. A one-act musical based on the children’s book.

N FREE Move Closer

nashvilleopera.org All ages. abrasiveMedia, 438 Houston St., Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m. A collision of music, aerial dance and visual art by Nashville Opera, FALL and Yuri Figueroa.

N Music City Derby Day

bridgesfordeafandhh.org Adults. The Cordelle, 45 Lindsley Ave., Nashville; 3:30 - 7 p.m.; $90. Watch the Kentucky Derby, sip festive beverages, enjoy live music and more. Proceeds benefit Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Live music, lots of children’s activities and a festive balloon glow are all on tap during the Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday, May 6.


THINGS TO DO N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus El Paso Chihuahuas.

N FREE Parnassus

Saturday Storytime

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

R FREE Puppets on the Porch

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m. Wild animal puppets teach kids about habitats.

N Roller Derby

nashvillerollergirls.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $7 - $15. A double header featuring the Brawlstars and Allstars.

S Sensory Friendly

Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

615-451-9500 or ncgmovies.com All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin; 10 a.m.; $6. No previews, softer sound, lights not as dim, and kids can run around the theater.

N Seven Deadly Sins See Friday, May 5.

N FREE Sevier Park Fest

sevierparkfest.com All ages. Sevier Park, 3021 Lealand Lane, Nashville;10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Music, art and Nashville’s longest burrito.

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

nashvilleshakes.org All ages. Nashville Public

Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 12 - 3 p.m. Participate in (or just listen to) a complete reading of Measure for Measure.

W Spamalot

See Thursday, May 4.

Special Needs Jump

gotjumpstreet.com/tennessee All ages. JumpStreet locations in Franklin, Goodlettsville & Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $8 ages 4 & older, $4 ages 3 & younger. Children with special needs can enjoy a private hour of jumping on trampolines.

N Speedway Racing fairgroundsspeedwayracing. com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 & younger. Auto racing with more than 500 laps.

N Sports Science Day

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Uncover science in the sports world.

W Spring Fairyland (Register)

W Stables and Silks

N FREE Toad-ly

615-663-6241 or sifranklin.org Adults. Westhaven Golf Club, Franklin; 4 - 8 p.m.; $80. Mint juleps, Derby fare, live music, a silent auction and more.

615-352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Observe toad tadpoles and learn about amphibians.

N FREE Strawberry

N Walk Me Home 5K

Kentucky Derby Party

Jubilee 2017

nashvillefarmersmarket.org All ages. Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Strawberry tasting table, live music, local farmers, food trucks, strawberry shortcake contest and more family fun.

W

Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Community Appreciation Weekend 615-395-9950 or tnrenfest.com All ages. Castle Gwynn, 2124 Newcastle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $44 includes two adults, two grandparents and all kids 12 & younger (this weekend only). Jousting knights, fair maidens, medieval games and entertainment.

W FREE The Art of Dr. Seuss

See Friday, May 5.

N The Cast List

Tadpoles (Register)

firstgiving.com/walkmehome/ nashville2017 All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 8 a.m.; $20 ages 13 & older, free ages 12 & younger. A walk, live music, inflatables and more for Tennessee foster children.

R Wetland Walk

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 11:30 a.m.; $8. A guided stroll through the wetland.

N Women’s Work 2017

See Friday, May 5.

N Broadway Brunch 615-244-4878 or broadwaybrunch.org All ages. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; $100 - $300. Mimosas, a silent auction, brunch menu and a Broadway revue featuring Eddie George to benefit Nashville Rep.

W FREE Carnton

Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 12 & 2:30 p.m. 1860s-style baseball. Holstons vs Farriers and Travellers vs Cumberlanders.

N Daddy’s Dyin’,

Who’s Got the Will?

See Thursday, May 4.

N FREE Family Festival Day

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org All ages. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 1 - 5:30 p.m. Art making, live music and other performances.

SUN 7

N Goodnight Moon

S 10th Annual

R Junie B. Jones

Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair

See Friday, May 5.

See Saturday, May 6.

the Musical

See Friday, May 5.

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1 - 3 p.m.; $10 adult/child pair, $7 each additional person ($20 family of four). Build a fairy/elf house out of natural materials or purchase items with “fairy gold” at the Gnome Depot.

See Friday, May 5.

N Spring on the

W The Original

See Thursday, May 4.

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

imudrun.com Ages 12 & older. Tap Root Farm, 4099 Clovercroft Road, Franklin; 8 a.m.; $75 adults, $35 kids. Tackle military-style obstacles featuring lots of mud and water.

FREE Bicentennial Vintage Baseball

N

N Nashville

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville;12 p.m. Scouts vs Phoenix and Quicksteps vs Maroons.

nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus El Paso Chihuahuas.

Mountain Festival Train

615-241-0436 or tcry.org All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 8 a.m. 6:15 p.m.; $28 - $150. A 216-mile roundtrip train ride to a family festival.

N FREE The Harding

Art Show Family Day

thehardingartshow.com All ages. Harding Academy, 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. View and purchase art from 70 artists, and kids can participate in hands-on art activities.

Mud Run

N FREE 46th Annual

Spring Tennessee Craft Fair

See Friday, May 5.

R A Murder is Announced

See Friday, May 5.

N FREE Art Workshop

R Little Shop of Horrors

See Friday, May 5.

N FREE Make Letterpress Art

Sounds Baseball

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THINGS TO DO N Sam’s

W FREE A Walk in

Place: Music for the Spirit

615-8893060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $27.50 - $39.50. Inspirational music with Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West, Natalie Hemby, Craig Morgan and others.

the Woods (Register)

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 13 & older. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 - 10 a.m. Embark on a group hike.

R After-school Art See Monday, May 1.

See rare artwork by Dr. Seuss at The Factory at Franklin, May 5 - 7.

See Friday, May 5.

Mandala Painting Closing Ceremony

W

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party (Register)

615-244-3340 or fristcenter.org All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 4:30 p.m. Monks from Mystical Arts of Tibet complete the sand mandala ritual.

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

N Seven

Deadly Sins

See Friday, May 5.

W Spamalot

See Thursday, May 4.

N Women’s

W FREE Spring-a-

Work 2017

palooza

W Tennessee

Renaissance Festival: Community Appreciation Weekend

See Saturday, May 6.

Townes Earle

N The Cast List

N FREE Sand

615-370-4227 or easetbrentwoodpc.com All ages. East Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 9000 Concord Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m. “Blessing of the Bicycles” plus inflatables, a water slide, field games, kiddie pools, food and music.

W Justin

R FREE Tennessee

Valley Winds Concert

615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 - 3 p.m. Listen to familiar tunes in the park.

W FREE The Art

of Dr. Seuss

See Friday, May 5.

N The Bridge

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $12 - $52. A night of dance by local troupes.

See Friday, May 5.

MON 8 W 14th Annual

Giving on the Green Golf Tournament

615-550-1443 or highhopesforkids.org Adults. Brentwood Country Club, 5123 Country Club Drive, Brentwood; 11 a.m.; $1,500 for team of four. Tee up to benefit High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Pediatric Therapy Clinic.

N Breaking Benjamin 615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $45. A night of rock music.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Crafternoon

See Tuesday, May 2.

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $39.50 - $64.50. Americana music with special guest The Sadies.

R FITMommy

N Nashville

townofsmyrna.org Ages 4 - 18. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 a.m.; $2. Classic field day games and events.

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus El Paso Chihuahuas.

R Snack Attack!

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 2.

R Homeschool P.E. (Register)

S FREE Music

with Ms. Shannon

See Tuesday, May 2.

See Monday, May 1.

N Nashville

R SPARK!

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus El Paso Chihuahuas.

See Monday, May 1.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, May 1.

W FREE Wonderful World of Weather (Register)

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 5 - 12. Bowie Park Nature Center, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 1 - 2:30 p.m. Learn about elements of weather like wind, precipitation and storms.

TUE 9 N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

See Tuesday, May 2.

Sounds Baseball

N Outcry Tour

nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $19.95 - $64.95. A night of Christian music.

R SPARK!

See Monday, May 1.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Teusday, May 2.

R FREE Turtle Search See Tuesday, May 2.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, May 2.

W Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, May 2. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO

WED 10

R Homeschool Creativity Class

R Animal Antics

See Wednesday, May 3.

W Archery

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

See Wednesday, May 3.

Homeschool Day (Register)

See Wednesday, May 3.

N FREE Full “Flower” Moon Hike (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Learn about the “flower moon” during a trail hike.

N Green Door Pickin’ Party

See Wednesday, May 3.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

R FREE Nature Play Day

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1 & older with a parent. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. Build a fort, play in the water, paint with mud, sculpt with clay and more.

W FREE Self-Defense Class (Registration)

See Wednesday, May 3.

N Steve Winwood

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49.50 $84.50. A night of rock music.

R Wild Things (Register)

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

THU 11 W 28th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner

bgcmt.org Adults. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road,

Franklin; 6 p.m.; $125. Former UT football defensive back Inky Johnson is the speaker at this year’s dinner benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.

Therapy, 209 Shivel Drive, Hendersonville; 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn what mindfulness is along with strategies to help kids manage their emotions, plus meditation techniques.

R 46th Annual

N Nashville

615-459-2341 or samdavishome.org Ages 5 - 12. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $5. 19th century demonstrations, games, animals, historical figures and more.

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Albuquerque Isotopes.

R All Around

N Opry Country

See Thursday, May 4.

See Thursday, May 4.

N FREE Art

N FREE Parnassus

See Thursday, May 4.

See Thursday, May 4.

N FREE Back Porch

W Spamalot

Days on the Farm

the World

Workshop

Concert Series

See Thursday, May 4.

R Busy Bees

See Thursday, May 4.

Classics

Storytime

See Thursday, May 4.

W FREE Strollercoasters

See Thursday, May 4.

R FITMommy Yoga

The Jimmy Bowen Show

N FREE Full Moon

Bike Ride (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 12 & older. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 9:30 p.m. A bike tour by the light of the full moon.

N Historic Rural Life Festival

615-837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $2. Farm life demonstrations, animal interaction, storytelling and more.

S FREE Mindfulness for the Family (Register)

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R Nature Nuts

See Tuesday, May 2.

See Thursday, May 4.

Kids can have fun digging into 60 tons of sand during the annual Barfield Beach Party in Murfreesboro on Friday, May 12.

Sounds Baseball

andrea@playballtherapy. com or playballtherapy.com All ages. Play Ball Children’s

N

See Thursday, May 4.

W Voices for Children

615-591-2699 or williamsoncountycasa.org Adults. Barry Alexander Classic Car Collection Gallery, 111 Alpha Drive, Franklin; 6 - 9 p.m.; $100. This benefit for Williamson County Court Appointed Special Advocates includes cocktails, dinner and live entertainment by Barrett Baber.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, May 4.

FRI 12 R 46th Annual

Days on the Farm

See Thursday, May 11.


THINGS TO DO N An American Requiem & Schumann’s First

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $21 - $143. A night of classical music with the Nashville Symphony and Chorus.

N FREE Art Workshop

See Thursday, May 4.

R FREE Barfield Beach Party

615-907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 p.m. Play in 60 tons of sand complete with beach activities and games.

W Bettye Lavette

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $51.50 - $69.50. A night of R&B music.

N FREE Budding

Naturalists: Roly Poly Bugs (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. Learn about “pill bugs.”

N China Lights

chinalightsnashvilletn.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Thru June 11: Tue - Sun 5:30 - 10 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 children. Illuminated Chinese lantern sculptures, performances, art and more.

R Day of Washing,

Churning & Learning (Register)

615-893-0022 or oaklandsmansion.org All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $5. Public, private and

homeschool students can participate in chores from the mid-1800s, and enjoy period crafts and games.

N Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29.50 - $44.50. A night of Americana music.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 2.

N Historic Rural Life Festival

See Thursday, May 11.

W FREE Intro

to Essential Oils (Register)

615-224-3851 or harvestmartialarts.com Ages 16 & older. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 6:30 p.m. Learn the various uses of different oils.

R King Lear

615-893-9825 or mltarts.com Ages 10 & older. Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro; Thru May 28: Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 students. Shakespeare’s tragedy follows the main character’s descent into madness.

R Little Shop of Horrors

See Friday, May 5

N FREE Musicians

Corner Acoustic Night

musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 5 - 9 p.m. Live music plus children’s activities.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Albuquerque Isotopes.

The 76th running of the Iroquois Steeplechase is Saturday, May 13. The benefit for Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is the big social event of the year. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO N FREE National

Public Gardens Day

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; a $5 parking fee applies. Explore the gardens and watch the trains.

N Noises Off

act1online.com Ages 12 & older. Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville; Thru May 27: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15. Act 1 presents this play within a play theatrical farce.

N Paula Poundstone 615-782-4040 or tpac.org Ages 14 & older. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $38 - $46. A night of stand-up comedy.

R Science a la Cart See Friday, May 5.

SPOTLIGHT:

W Spamalot

Weekends in May | All ages

W Telescope Night

ousting knights, fair maidens, fairies and giant turkey legs (YUM!) return to the grounds of Arrington’s Castle Gwynn for the 2017 Tennessee Renaissance Festival. Your family can enjoy live entertainment, man-powered rides, shopping, games and more. Each weekend has a theme:

615-373-4897 or dyer. vanderbilt.edu Ages 8 & older. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 - 11 p.m.; $6.24. View celestial sights through the giant telescope at Dyer Observatory.

TENNESSEE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

J

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION WEEKEND (MAY 6 - 7) Admission special this weekend only. For $44, two adults, two grandparents and all children 12 and younger in the household get in. ARTISAN & CRAFTS WEEKEND (MAY 13 - 14) An expanded marketplace with handcrafted items, plus contests. PIRATE INVASION WEEKEND (MAY 20 - 21) Swashbuckling, sword-wielding pirates galore take over. There’s a kids’ pirate costume contest, too. CELTIC WEEKEND (MAY 27 - 29) Celtic melodies fill the air, and the weekend promises games and contests. Castle Gwynn is located at 2124 Newcastle Road, Arrington. Festival hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets are $22 adults, $8 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger. Call 615-395-9950 or visit tnrenfest.org.

See Thursday, May 4.

(Register)

SAT 13 S FREE 76th Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival

615-325-9032 or middletennesseestrawberryfestival.net All ages. Downtown Portland, 106 Main St.; 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. This year’s theme is “Berry Sweet Traditions.” Enjoy contests, live entertainment, a parade, live music, fireworks and more.

N 76th Running of

Iroquois Steeplechase

800-619-4802 or iroquoissteeplechase.org All ages. Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; $20 adults, free ages 12 & younger (tailgating packages available). This equestrian event benefits Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Kids love competing in the stick horse race on the field.

N An American Requiem & Schumann’s First

See Friday, May 12.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, May 6.

N FREE Bark in the Park

See Friday, May 5.

615-444-1144 or newleashonline.org All ages. Fiddler’s Grove Historic Village, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pet tags, lure and agility courses, paw print art, crafts, games, a silent auction and more.

N Women’s

N Blacklight Slide

N The Cast List See Friday, May 5.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

Work 2017

See Friday, May 5.

blacklightslide.com/nashville Ages 5 & older. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $50. Go down slides filled with neon glowin-the-dark water and enjoy a dance party. Proceeds benefit childhood cancer awareness. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Build Habitat & Help Pollinators (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 2:30 p.m. Attract wildlife to your backyard.

W Crystal Bowersox

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $28 - $38. A night of blues, country, folk and rock.

N Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors See Friday, May 12.

R Family Kayak Float (Register)

N Goodnight Moon See Saturday, May 6.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 2.

W FREE Hike Day (Register)

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

W FREE Kids’ Martial Arts Class (Register)

See Saturday, May 6.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Hear a mythology story about Athena’s mom, then make a Mother’s Day gift.

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10 & older. Location TBA based on water levels; 10 a.m.; $15. Paddle down Stones River.

R King Lear

N FREE Firefly

of Horrors

Artisan Fair

615-242-0346 or theclaylady.com/ fireflyartisanfair All ages. The Clay Lady’s Campus, 1416 Lebanon Pike, Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m. An outdoor night market with local artisans, musicians, interactive art projects, food trucks and more.

W FREE Franklin Rodeo Parade

franklinrodeo.com All ages. Main Street, Franklin; 12 p.m. This parade commemorates the 68th Franklin Rodeo (May 18 21).

N Fringe and Foolery 615-883-8375 or thelarrykeetontheatre.org All ages. The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $40 $65. A costumed carnivale fundraiser for the theater features cabaret performances and music by Jonell Mosser.

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See Friday, May 12.

S FREE Mother/Child Fashion Show

615-859-3458 or rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 1 - 2:30 p.m. See the latest fashions and enjoy craft activities.

N FREE Mr. Bond

and the Science Guys (Register)

N Second Saturday

Musicians Corner

musicianscornernashville.com All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 12 - 6 p.m. An afternoon of live music by different bands, plus children’s activities in Kidsville.

nashvillesc.com All ages. Vanderbilt Stadium, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $9 in advance/$12 game day, free ages 3 & younger. Versus Peachtree City.

Benefit Concert

615-324-1010 or citywinery.com All ages. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 - $35. A night of music with Joan Osborne and Indigo Girls.

N Mother’s Day

Tea & Fashion Show (Register)

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.; $40 - $75. A tea party in the garden with period re-enactors from the 19th century, plus a fashion show of styles from Rachel Jackson’s life.

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 6 & older. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Discovery fascinating facts about the parks’ past.

N FREE

See Friday, May 5.

N Mother’s Day

615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org Ages 4 - 12. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $20 ($15 siblings). Breakfast-for-dinner supper, museum exploration, games, snacks and a movie.

N FREE Parnassus

N Nashville

See Saturday, May 6.

N FREE The Many

Out: The Science of Spring (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 a.m. An interactive, hands-on science show.

R Little Shop R Lyle the Crocodile

R Parents’ Night

Soccer Club

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Albuquerque Isotopes.

N Noises Off

See Friday, May 12.

R FREE Oaklands Free Day

615-893-0022 or oaklandsmansion.org All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tour the mansion and experience Civil War re-enactors.

Mysteries of Warner Parks (Register)

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, May 6.

Saturday Storytime

W FREE Williamson

R FREE Puppets

wcparksandrec.com All ages. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin; 3 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of music.

See Saturday, May 6.

on the Porch

See Saturday, May 6. 615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/saturday All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 11 p.m.; $4 members, $8 nonmembers per show. See “Skies Over Nashville,” a fulldome feature and laser shows featuring classic tunes.

W Spamalot

See Thursday, May 4.

N Spotlight Awards

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $10 - $15. Local high school musicals receive accolades.

W Tennessee

Renaissance Festival: Artisan & Crafts Weekend

615-395-9950 or tnrenfest.com All ages. Castle Gwynn, 2124 Newcastle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $22 adults, $8 ages 6 - 12. Medieval fun plus a marketplace with handcrafted items from around the globe.

N The Cast List See Friday, May 5.

County Community Band

N Women’s Work 2017

See Friday, May 5.

R FREE Youth Magic Group

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

SUN 14

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! N Alice Cooper

615-782-4040 or tpac.org. All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $55 - $85. A night of hard rock.

W American

Girl Mother’s Day Celebration (Register)

877-247-5223 or americangirl.com/retail/ nashville.php Ages 8 & older. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 12 - 1:30 p.m.; $28. Mom and daughter lunch, games, crafts and a special gift.


THINGS TO DO N Ferdinand the Bull

615-297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com All ages. Nashville Ballet Studio A, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville; Thru May 21: Sat 2 & 4 p.m., Sun 2 & 7 p.m.; $18 adults, $12 ages 12 & younger. Nashville Ballet presents a family show based on the popular children’s tale.

N The Cast List See Friday, May 5.

N The Righteous Brothers

See Saturday, May 6.

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $49 - $129. A night of pop classics like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody.”

N FREE Jazz on

N Women’s

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

See Friday, May 5.

N Goodnight Moon the Cumberland

R King Lear

See Friday, May 12.

R Little Shop of Horrors

See Friday, May 5.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Albuquerque Isotopes.

N Noises Off

See Friday, May 12.

N Second

Sunday Toy Hack

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/sundayhack Ages 10 & older. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m.; $4 members, $7 non-members in addition to gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Learn how electronics work.

W Spamalot

Work 2017

MON 15 R FREE Adoption 101

(Registration Required)

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

R After-school Art See Monday, may 1.

W FREE Nature Strollers

615-799-5544, ext. 2, or bowiepark.org Ages 18 months - 5 years. Bowie Park Nature Center, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 -

11 a.m. Read a book, sing songs, make a craft and go on a hike.

N Phoenix

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $42 - $52. Alternative music with special guest Whitney.

R Snack Attack!

See Monday, May 1.

R SPARK!

See Monday, May 1.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, May 1.

TUE 16 N FREE Acoustic

N Georgia

on My Mind

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $42.50 $52.50. The Peach Pickers and other bands from Georgia play.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 2.

S FREE Music

with Ms. Shannon

See Tuesday, May 2.

R SPARK!

See Monday, May 1.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, May 2.

R FREE Turtle Search See Tuesday, May 2.

Pickin’ Party

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, May 2.

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Busy Bees

N Whose Live

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Crafternoon

See Tuesday, May 2.

R FITMommy

See Tuesday, May 2.

Anyway?

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $45. Improvisational comedy and song based on audience suggestions.

W Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, May 2.

WED 17 R Animal Antics

See Wednesday, May 3.

W FREE Birding for

Beginners (Register)

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 13 & older. Bowie Park Nature Center, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 8 - 10 a.m. Learn bird identification techniques.

N Family Science Lab: Explorers

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 3 - 5. 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). Dig up fossils and compare fascinating dinosaur features.

W FREE Franklin

Rodeo Experience

franklinrodeo.com All ages. Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin; 6 - 9 p.m. Behind-the-chutes tour, pony and mechanical bull rides (requires tickets), line dancing lessons and more.

New Kids on the Block play Bridgestone Arena with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul on Wednesday, May 17.

See Thursday, May 4.

W Tennessee

Renaissance Festival: Artisan & Crafts Weekend

See Saturday, May 13.

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THINGS TO DO N Green Door

N FREE Side-by-Side

See Wednesday, May 3.

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m. The Curb Youth Symphony joins Nashville Symphony for a performance of Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.”

Pickin’ Party

R Homeschool Creativity Class

See Wednesday, May 3.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

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

N Korn

nashvilleauditorium.com All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $41.50. A night of rock music.

N Mastodon

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $42 - $52. Rock music with special guests Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles.

R FREE Nature Play Day

See Wednesday, May 10.

N New Kids on the Block

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.95 $199.95. A night of pop music with special guests Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul.

W FREE Self-Defense Class (Registration)

See Wednesday, May 3.

N FREE Shelby

Storytime (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 p.m. A story and outside activity focusing on things that live in the park.

Concert

S Spring Carnival

615-859-3458 or rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; Thru May 27: Mon - Fri 5 - 11 p.m., Sat 1 - 11 p.m.; prices vary. Rides, games and food.

N John Legend

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $38 - $165. A night of pop music with special guest Gallant.

R Nature Nuts

See Thursday, May 4.

N Noises Off

See Friday, May 12.

N Opry Country Classics

See Thursday, May 4.

N FREE Parnassus Storytime

S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 17.

R FREE Strollercoasters

See Thursday, May 4.

S FREE Summer Showcase

615-824-2818 or hendersonvillechamber.com All ages. Sam’s Club, 301 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 3 & 7 p.m. Discover Sumner County businesses. Plus, kids’ activities and food trucks.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, May 2.

See Thursday, May 4.

R Youth

R Tumbleweeds

W FREE Pizza

See Thursday, May 4.

See Monday, May 1.

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

FRI 19

(Register)

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, May 3.

THU 18 R All Around the World

See Thursday, May 4.

& Pages

W Spamalot

See Thursday, May 4.

Volleyball Class

N FREE A Grand

Outing: Busy Bees (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 2 - 6 with a grandparent. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy.

100, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn about honeybees that help a garden grow.

N After-Hours Laser Shows

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/lasers All ages. Sudekum Planetarium, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $4 members, $8 non-members per show. Three laser shows choreographed to popular music.

N Alan Jackson

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $225. A night of country music with special guest Lee Ann Womack.

W FREE Amphibian Night Hike

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Park Nature Center, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 6:30 - 8 p.m. Look and listen for frogs and toads.

N FREE Art Workshop

See Thursday, May 4.

N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

See Thursday, May 4.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, May 2.

R FITMommy Yoga See Thursday, May 4.

W Franklin Rodeo

franklinrodeo.com All ages. Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin; 7 p.m.; $10 $20. Bronc riding, bull riding, roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and other competitions.

Help celebrate 68 years of the Franklin Rodeo May 18 - 20 at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Art Workshop

See Thursday, May 4.

S Everybody Loves Opal

615-826-6037 or hpactn.com Ages 10 & older. Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Thru June 4: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 students. A middle-aged recluse lives in a worn down mansion at the edge of the city dump.

W Franklin Rodeo

See Thursday, May 18.

N Full Moon Pickin’ Party

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

N Goodguys 12th

Nashville Nationals

good-guys.com All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $20 adults, $6 ages 7 - 12, free ages 6 & younger. More than 2,500 vintage cars, kids’ activities, live music and more.

N Little Big Town

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

N Movies at the Schermerhorn

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 7 p.m.; $49 - $129. Experience Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert with the Nashville Symphony.

N FREE Musicians

Corner Acoustic Night See Friday, May 12.

N Noises Off

See Friday, May 12.

W Scholastic Chess Club (Register)

615-371-0090 or brentwood-tn.org/library Ages 7 - 12. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.; $10 instructor fee. Learn strategic chess moves.

W Schoolhouse Rock 615-538-2076 or franklintheatre. com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Fri

N Grand Ole Opry

See Tuesday, May 1.

R King Lear

See Friday, May 12.

W FREE Lego Mania (Register)

See Friday, May 5.

Country music sensation Little Big Town plays the Ryman May 19 - 20.

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6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. & 1 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.; $12 - $28. Act Too Players present this musical based on the 1970s pop-culture phenomenon.

R Science a la Cart See Friday, May 5.

R SibShop (Register) 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org Ages 8 - 13. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m.; $10. Dinner and activities for siblings of children with special needs.

W Spamalot

See Thursday, May 4.

S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 17.

R FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

615-890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m. Live music by local bands.

S FREE TN52 Yard Sale

888-301-7886 or visitsumnertn.com All ages. TN Highway 52,

Portland; 7 a.m. More than 500 vendors span 95 miles across five counties.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, May 5.

W FREE Touch A Truck 615-794-2103 or franklintn.gov/parks All ages. Jim Warren Park, 705 Boyd Mill Ave., Franklin; 5 - 8 p.m. Touch, climb on and explore fire trucks, cop cars, tractors and more. Plus, music and inflatables.

N Women’s Work 2017

See Friday, May 5

SAT 20 N FREE 40th Annual Bellevue Community Picnic

615-662-2737 or bellevueharpethchamber.com All ages. Red Caboose Park, 684 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Kids’ rides, inflatables, arts and crafts, local vendors, dog adoptions, music, fireworks and food trucks.

New this year: Bellevue Star live band karaoke contest.

R FREE A Stones Throw Away

615-893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Help clean up the greenway.

N FREE All Booked Up

jlnashville.org Grades K - 4. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Literary workshops, imagination stations, character meet and greets, and more.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, May 6.

S FREE Beach Bash

615-325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music.


THINGS TO DO W Beer Quest

615-370-4672 or owlshill.org Ages 21 & older. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 2 - 5 p.m.; $35. Use a treasure map to collect tokens to redeem for beer samples. Food included.

N Bluebird

on the Mountain

N Family Program: Beginner Mandolin Workshop

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7 & older. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 1 & 1:45 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger). Explore basic chords and strumming techniques.

800-745-3000 or dyer. vanderbilt.edu All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 8 p.m.; $135 per carload of eight. Enjoy a night of local singer/ songwriters performing outside. Tickets on sale on the first of the month prior.

See Thursday, May 18.

N FREE Capitol

N Galactic Expo

District Street Fair

capitoldistrictstreetfair.com All ages. Morgan Park, 411 Hume St., Nashville; 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Music, food and more benefiting Crossroads Pets.

W Disney’s Mulan Jr.

615-538-2076 or franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Sat Sun 4 & 7 p.m.; $12 - $28. Act Too Players present this mystical journey to ancient China.

N Eclipse Day

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Prepare for the big solar eclipse coming in August.

S Everybody Loves Opal

See Friday, May 19.

R FREE Family Movie Day

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

N Family Science Lab: Explorers

See Wednesday, May 17.

N Ferdinand the Bull See Sunday, May 14.

W Franklin Rodeo 615-463-7677 or galacticexpo.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8 ($12 for both days). Crystals, gifts, intuitive readings, natural healing, seminars, vendors and more.

N Goodguys 12th

Nashville Nationals

See Friday, May 19.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 1.

W Half Pint Triathlon (Register)

615-302-0971, ext. 2214, or wcparksandrec.com Ages 8 - 12. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7 - 9 a.m.; $20. Swim, bike and run. T-shirt and medal included.

N FREE It’s a Bird Day!

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Games, crafts, hikes, vulture viewing, bird banding and more.

A local girl enjoys a face-painting makeover at the annual Bellevue Community Picnic. This year’s festivities take place on Saturday, May 20.

W FREE Kids’ Martial Arts Class (Register)

See Saturday, May 6.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Learn how music expands the mind, then make a craft.

R King Lear

See Friday, May 12.

N Little Big Town

N

N Nashville Wine

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks Ages 8 & older. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 - 11 a.m. Explore changing phases of the moon.

thenashvillewineandfoodfestival.com Adults. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 12 - 4 p.m.; $85 - $125 ($40 designated drivers). Fine wines, food and music benefiting the Nashville Symphony.

FREE Moon Day (Register)

N Movies at the Schermerhorn

See Friday, May 19.

N FREE Musicians Corner

and Food Festival

N Noises Off

See Friday, May 12.

See Saturday, May 13.

N FREE Parnassus

R FREE March

N Nashville

See Saturday, May 6.

marchforbabies.org All ages. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, 1722 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. Raise pledges and walk to benefit March of Dimes.

nashvillesc.com All ages. Vanderbilt Stadium, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $9 in advance/$12 game day, free ages 3 & younger. Versus Tormenta.

R FREE Puppets

See Friday, May 19.

for Babies

Soccer Club

Saturday Storytime

on the Porch

See Saturday, May 6.

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THINGS TO DO W Riverbend Kids Club

N Train Robbery

615-468-2008 or riverbendnurseries.com All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 - 11 a.m.; $5. Make a loofah sponge and flower soap gift.

615-241-0436 or tcry.org All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.; $21 $75. A 90-mile round trip to Watertown with a mock train robbery.

W Schoolhouse Rock

N FREE Urban

See Friday, May 19.

Gardening Festival

See Wednesday, May 17.

mgofdc.org All ages. Ellington Agricultural Center, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Engage with local artisans, vendor and gardeners.

W Tennessee

R FREE USA Track

W Spamalot

See Thursday, May 4.

S Spring Carnival

Renaissance Festival: Pirate Invasion Weekend

615-395-9950 or tnrenfest.com All ages. Castle Gwynn, 2124 Newcastle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $22 adults, $8 ages 6 - 12. Swashbuckling characters take over the medieval grounds. Plus, a kids’ pirate costume contest.

and Field Future Stars Local Meet

615-907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 9 - 14. Riverdale High School, 802 Warrior Drive, Murfreesboro;10 a.m.; Compete in track and field events. Winners advance to state level.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, May 6.

N FREE Third Annual

N Women’s

615-342-1000 or thechildrenshospitalnashville. com All ages. The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, 2221 Murphy Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A carnival-themed party promoting physical activity in kids. Games, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, real animals and more.

See Friday, May 5.

Children’s Day

S FREE TN52 Yard Sale

See Friday, May 19.

N Tour de Nash

615-928-8801 or walkbikenashville.org/ tourdenash All ages. Morgan Park, 411 Hume St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $25 - $55 for the main rides, family ride is free. Nashville’s largest urban bike ride features 25- and 45-mile rides plus an eightmile family ride.

Nashville Ballet’s family friendly production of Ferdinand the Bull takes place May 14, 20 & 21 at the company’s studio in Sylvan Park.

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R FREE World Turtle Day

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro;10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Vendors, crafts, puppet shows, live animals and more celebrating all-things turtle.

SUN 21 W Disney’s Mulan Jr.

N Goodguys 12th

Nashville Nationals

See Friday, May 19.

N FREE Hermitage Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 12 p.m. 1860s-style baseball. Lightfoot vs Maroons and Phoenix vs Cumberlanders.

R King Lear

See Friday, May 12.

W FREE Minecraft Club (Register)

See Friday, May 19.

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

N Ferdinand the Bull

N Movies at the

See Saturday, May 20.

S Everybody Loves Opal

See Sunday, May 14.

N Galactic Expo

See Saturday, May 20.

Schermerhorn

See Friday, May 19.

N Noises Off

See Friday, May 12.

R FREE Sam Davis Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna;12 p.m. Quicksteps vs Farriers and Distillers vs Scouts.

W Schoolhouse Rock See Friday, May 19.

W Spamalot

See Thursday, May 4.

S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 17.

W Tennessee

Renaissance Festival: Pirate Invasion Weekend

See Saturday, May 20.

N FREE Walk

to Cure Arthritis

arthritis.org/tennessee All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 3 p.m. One- and three-mile fundraising walks with booths and activities.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

See Sunday, May 7.

N Women’s Work 2017

See Friday, May 5.

MON 22 R After-school Art See Monday, May 1.

W FREE Homeschool Science (Register)

615-799-5544 or bowiepark.org Ages 5 - 12. Bowie Park Nature Center, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. Observe and explore the natural world.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, May 1.

R SPARK!

See Monday, May 1. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 17.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, May 1.

Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Omaha Storm Chasers.

S FREE RiverGate Storytime

See Tuesday, May 2.

615-859-3458 or rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall Center Court, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 11:30 a.m. Themed reading and a craft.

N Beautiful: The

R SPARK!

TUE 23 N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

Carole King Musical

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m.; $35 $80. The true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Crafternoon

See Tuesday, May 2.

R FITMommy

See Monday, May 1.

S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 17.

See Tuesday, May 2.

N Italian Cooking Party (Register)

615-942-7169 or greendoorgourmet.com Adults. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; $55. Learn to make tender ravioli, sumptuous sauces and accompaniments.

N Maxwell

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $36 - $126. A night of R&B music.

S FREE Music

with Ms. Shannon

See Tuesday, May 2.

W FREE Self-Defense

night of classic folk tunes with the Nashville Symphony.

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/ familyscience Ages 10 - 13 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $7.50 per child plus gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Build renewable energy devices like windmills.

See Wednesday, May 3.

N FREE Back Porch

Lab: Researchers

N Green Door Pickin’ Party

See Wednesday, May 3.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

See Tuesday, May 2.

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

R Water Polo

N Nashville

R Youth Yoga

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Omaha Storm Chasers.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, May 2.

R FREE Turtle Search See Tuesday, May 2.

See Tuesday, May 2.

See Tuesday, May 2.

N Grand Ole Opry

N Family Science

WED 24 R Animal Antics

Sounds Baseball

See Wednesday, May 3.

R FREE Nature

N Beautiful: The

See Wednesday, May 10.

Carole King Musical

See Tuesday, May 23.

Play Day

Class (Registration)

S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 17.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, May 1.

R Wild Things (Register)

Concert Series

See Thursday, May 4.

N Beautiful: The

Carole King Musical

See Tuesday, May 23.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, May 3.

See Wednesday, May 3.

S Everybody

THU 25

See Friday, May 19.

N After-Hours

See Thursday, May 4.

Laser Shows

Loves Opal

R FITMommy Yoga

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/lasers All ages. Sudekum Planetarium, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $4 members, $8 non-members per show. Three laser shows choreographed to popular music.

N Nashville

R All Around

R Nature Nuts

the World

See Thursday, May 4.

N Arlo Guthrie

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $22 - $87. A

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Omaha Storm Chasers.

See Thursday, May 4.

N Noises Off

See Friday, May 12.

N Opry Country Classics

See Thursday, May 4.

N Daryl Hall & John Oates

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $129.50. A night of pop music with special guest Tears for Fears.

N David Gray

615-782-4040 or tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49.50 - $312. A night of folk rock.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee

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Kids of all ages can enjoy rides, games and other fun during the Spring Carnival at RiverGate Mall in Goodlettsville, May 17 - 27.


STORYTIMES DAVIDSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast 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 N FREE Parnassus

S Everybody

See Thursday, May 4.

See Friday, May 19.

R Preschool

N Family Camp

Storytime

Program: Turtle Tracks (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 3 - 5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 a.m.; $5. Slow and steady wins the race.

S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 14.

W FREE Superwholock

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

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, May 4.

FRI 26 N A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $22 - $119. A night of jazz with Nashville Symphony and guest performers.

N Beautiful: The

Carole King Musical

See Tuesday, May 23.

N Eric Church

615-770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $20 - $89. A night of country music.

Loves Opal

(Register)

615-360-2267 or campwidji.org All ages. YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, 3088 Smith Springs Road, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $80 - $180 per person. Overnight it in a tent, cabin or yurt, and enjoy camp activities for three nights.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 2.

N FREE Guided

Nature Hike (Register)

615-862-8580 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Look for wildflowers on this two-mile hike.

R King Lear

See Friday, May 12.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical comes to TPAC’s Jackson Hall May 23 - 28.

W Legally Blonde

615-791-5007 or pull-tight.com Ages 10 & older. Pull-Tight Theatre, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Thru June 10: Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $18 adults, $12 students. A musical about a sorority girl who enrolls in Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend.

N Music City Jazz Festival

muscicityjazzfest.com All ages. Riverfront Park, 100 First Ave. N., Nashville; Fri 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; $80 Friday, $90 Saturday ($125 for both). Live music by 18 artists, including David Sanborn.

N FREE Musicians

Corner Acoustic Night

See Friday, May 12.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

615-862-5016 or nashvilleflea.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop for treasures with a “Spring Fest” theme.

N Nashville Soccer Club

nashvillesc.com All ages. Vanderbilt Stadium, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $9 in advance/$12 game day, free ages 3 & younger. Versus Tri Cities.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 - $35. Versus Omaha Storm Chasers.

N Noises Off

See Friday, May 12.

R Science a la Cart See Friday, May 5.

S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 17.

R Toddler Time with Thomas

See Friday, May 5.

N Zoovie Night

615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 6 - 10 p.m.; Included with zoo admission or $6 after 6 p.m. Games, inflatables, music, crafts and an outdoor movie screening.

SAT 27 N 3D Printing 101

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org/i2labs Ages 10 - 18. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.; $12 plus gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Explore modern 3D printing technologies, and design a smart phone dock.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, May 6.

N Beautiful: The

Carole King Musical

See Tuesday, May 23.

N Eric Church

See Friday, May 26.

S Everybody Loves Opal

See Friday, May 19. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO N Family Program: Square Dance Workshop

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5 & older. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger). Learn simple steps, turns and moves.

N Family Science Lab: Researchers

See Wednesday, May 24.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, May 1.

S FREE Henderson-

ville Farmers’ Market Family Fun Day

615-838-8238 or facebook.com/ hendersonvillefarmersmarket All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music, kids’ games, artisan vendors and more.

W FREE Kids’ Martial Arts Class (Register)

See Saturday, May 6.

Kids can play corn hole and other fun games during the overnight Zzzoofari Slumber camp out at Nashville Zoo on Saturday, May 27. Kids must be registered. Photo credit: Aimee Stubbs.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. A mythical Titan story followed by a scrapbook activity.

R King Lear

See Friday, May 12.

W Legally Blonde See Friday, May 26.

S FREE LEGO Playtime

615-452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Build LEGO creations.

N FREE Memorial

Day Picnic (Register)

615-352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature

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Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bring lunch to the WWI Memorial for a history lesson.

N Noises Off

W Tennessee

N FREE Parnassus

N Music City

Saturday Storytime

615-395-9950 or tnrenfest.com All ages. Castle Gwynn, 2124 Newcastle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $22 adults, $8 ages 6 - 12. Celtic flair at the medieval festivities.

Jazz Festival

See Friday, May 26.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Saturday, May 13.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, May 26.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

See Friday, May 12.

See Saturday, May 6.

R FREE Puppets on the Porch

See Saturday, May 6.

S Spring Carnival

See Wednesday, May 17.

N Symphony

Under the Stars

615-687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26 - $85. The Nashville Symphony plays Tchaikovsky’s greatest hits with fireworks.

Renaissance Festival: Celtic Weekend

N FREE The Eclipse is Coming (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse and how to watch it safely.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, May 6.

N Wicked Plants Day

615-862-5160 or adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. The final event focusing on the science behind diabolical botanicals.

N Zzzoofari

Slumber (Register)

615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org Ages 4 - 12. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 4 p.m.; $38 members, $55 non-members ($15 ages 2 - 4). An overnight camp session with family activities.


THINGS TO DO

SUN 28

N Creative Zone:

Design Your Award

See Friday, May 12.

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org 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). Create an award using art materials and found objects.

W Legally Blonde

R Memorial

N Beautiful: The

Carole King Musical

See Tuesday, May 23.

S Everybody Loves Opal

See Friday, May 19.

R King Lear

See Friday, May 26.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, May 26.

N Nashville Soccer Club

nashvillesc.com All ages. Vanderbilt Stadium, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $9 in advance/$12 game day, free ages 3 & younger. Versus SC United.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

W Tennessee

Renaissance Festival: Celtic Weekend See Saturday, May 27.

Day Madness

615-895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 youth. Swimming, music, games and prizes.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 12:05 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

R FREE Smyrna Rocks (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Spend the holiday painting rocks.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, May 1.

MON 29 N Artful Tales:

Storytime in the Galleries

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

W Tennessee

Renaissance Festival: Celtic Weekend See Saturday, May 27

TUE 30 N FREE Acoustic Pickin’ Party

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Crafternoon

See Tuesday, May 2.

N Creative Zone:

Design Your Award

See Monday, May 29.

R FITMommy

See Tuesday, May 2.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, May 2.

W Youth Yoga

See Tuesday, May 2.

See Tuesday, May 2.

WED 31

N Learn to Ice Skate

See Wednesday, May 3.

N Grand Ole Opry (Registration Required)

615-928-7977 or nashvilleiceskate.com Ages 3 & older. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; Tue/Thu 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. or Sat 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., May 30 - July 15; $150 for seven classes, $275 for all classes. Nashville Skating Academy offers instruction in ice skating, covering both figure skating and hockey skills.

R Animal Antics

R FREE Animal Show

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 1 - 2 p.m.; See reptiles, amphibians and bugs.

7:30 p.m.; $35. A night of folk rock music.

N Move Beyond Live on Tour

800-733-6779 or opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49 - $300. Juliane and Derek Hough present a dance show inspired by earth, wind, fire and water.

N FREE Musical Petting Zoo

See Monday, May 29.

615-416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Looby Library, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Bang a drum, strum an autoharp and pick a banjo with Country Music Hall of Fame staff.

N Green Door

W FREE Self-Defense

S FREE Music

See Wednesday, May 3.

See Wednesday, May 3.

See Tuesday, May 2.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

R Tumbleweeds

with Ms. Shannon

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 $35. Versus Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

N Pinot with the

President: Painting & Photography Night (Register)

615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com Adults. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $20 - $40. A night of art and ambiance in the garden.

W Soar Adventure Teen Trip (Register)

615-790-5719 or wcparksandrec.com Ages 11 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $40. Bring a sack lunch, water, snacks and close-toe shoes for a group climbing trek to Soar Adventure Tower.

N Creative Zone:

Design Your Award

Pickin’ Party

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

Class (Registration)

(Register)

See Monday, May 1.

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, May 3.

N Lake Street Dive

615-889-3060 or ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville;

Deadline for June’s THINGS TO DO is Friday, May 5. 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, Dates, Times Ages, Admission Fee Brief Description of Event/Activities Is Advance Registration Required? Phone and/or Website.

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Summer Riding Camp

Summer Workshops

Weekly during June & July • • • •

Safe Horse Handling Riding Lessons Trail Rides Grooming & Games

CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables

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

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2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

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ACADEMICS The Academy Kindergarten Boot Camp 11 Locations academychilddevelpment.com

Join us this summer at The Academy for our Power of Play summer camps for a summer filled with learning and adventure. Or, for children attending kindergarten next year, check out our exclusive Kindergarten Boot Camp where cadets learn all about the skills needed to successfully navigate kindergarten.

Friendship in Teams friendshipinteams.com • lhorwitz@friendshipinteams.com

440-840-5932

Friendship in Teams (FIT) Middle Tennessee is a social skills program that offers all children a chance to make friends in a fun, movement-based environment. At FIT, children learn the social skills they need to connect with peers and form friendships! Now enrolling for summer session.

Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna samdavishome.org • education@samdavishome.org

615-459-2341

2017 Guide to Camps, Summer Programs and After-School Activities A Paid Advertising Directory

Do your children love learning about the past? Would you like them to know more about “yesteryear”? Summer Camps at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation are a great opportunity for them to learn how people lived during the 18th and 19th centuries. Campers will explore the historic structures of the property and the surrounding 168 acres. Each camp is experiential and offers hands-on learning.

Sylvan Learning Center 810 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. C, Murfreesboro locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/murfreesboto-tn/resources

615-893-3542

Murfreesboro Sylvan EDGE: exciting programs that give kids fun, hands-on experiences with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our camps are a cool way to build critical thinking skills while having a blast. Robotics, coding, engineering, math EDGE, and more. Options to fit your busy summer schedule.

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

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.

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.

The Webb School Summer Program 319 Webb Road E, Bell Buckle thewebbschool.com/academics/summer-program

931-389-5703

Webb’s Day Camp for rising grades 4 - 8 includes rocket science, outdoor adventure, pottery, robotics, spheros ecology, and calculator science. One-week camps Jun. 6 - 10, Jun. 13 - 17, and Jun. 20 -24 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (extended care available). $275. Webb’s Basketball Skills Camp for rising grades 4 - 12, Jun. 1 - 3 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. $80. ACT Prep Course for rising grades 9 - 12, Jun. 6 - 10 from 9 a.m. -12 noon. $125. SAT Prep Course for rising grades 9 - 12, Jun. 13 - 17 from 9 a.m -12 noon. $125.

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

573-458-2125

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!

Creekside Riding Academy and Stables 2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

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! continued on page 77...

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SUMMER CAMP... MINUS THE DIRT & BUGS!

MUSICAL THEATER CAMP

JUNE 19th-23rd JUNE 26th-30th Where Gifted Students Belong

PRE-SCHOOL CAMP (ages 2-5) PERFORMING ARTS CAMP (ages 6-18)

JULY 10th-14th JULY 17th-21st JULY 24th-28th

Summer Day Camps for Grades 1 - 5 Summer Residential Camps for Grades 6 - 10 Located at Western Kentucky University One hour north of Nashville on Interstate 65 wku.edu/gifted

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The Center for Gifted Studies gifted@wku.edu

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270-745-6323

www.anncarrollschoolofdance.com

790-6468

Space is Limited! Call to enroll TODAY!

RACE CAMP Daily Kart Races

ONE WEEK of RACING FUN!

Pinewood Derby Races Pro Instructors: teaching safety & proper racing techniques Race Team Challenges BlackLight Mini Golf Inflatable jump fun and More! 400 Davidson St. Suite 403 Nashville, TN 37213 / 615-242-3275 sales@musiccityindoorkarting.com www.musiccityindoorkarting.com 76 may 2017


Meridian Equine Education Academy 7930 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon meridianequine.com • cristin.jordan@meridianequine.com

615-289-7539

MEED Kids Horse Camps provides hands-on learning. Each day your child will experience activities from outdoor survival tips, daily horse back riding, first aid for horse and human, crafts, and correct riding skills. Education stations and “work” station are set up throughout the day to give campers the full “horse” experience.

Peachtree Farms Equestrian Center 4819 Hwy 96 E, Arrington peachtreefarms.com • polly@peachtreefarms.com

615-419-1089

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

Register NOW for S.T.E.M. Enriched 2017 Summer Camps with classes in Robotics, Game Design, Minecraft, Engineering Adventures, and more for ages 6 to 14! Conveniently located in Franklin, Lavergn, and Nashville www.EngineeringForKids.net/location/Nashville;

615-435-9321

Nashville@engineeringforkids.com

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

615-790-6468

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

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

615-353-9827

Drawing, painting, gardening and more! Summer 2017 features new camps inspired by the Dressing Downton™ exhibition as well as perennial favorites, Clay Fundamentals and Garden Sprouts. Art and garden adventures await at Cheekwood summer camps.

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!

Digital Kid Photography Camp 3200 Turndale Court, Franklin digitalkidcamp.com

615-351-5198

Does your child show an interest in Photography? Your child will learn about light, composition and digital editing while having fun. Basic point and shoot or DSLR required for morning and laptop for afternoon computer editing. Advanced Photography camp offered for those wanting to learn more manual photography and graphic design. There is a show every Friday to showcase their hard work and talents. Cost includes 16” x 20” show piece and Trolley ride to Downtown Franklin.

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

615-776-4202

Elite Dance offers half-day camps for ages 3 - 5 or full-day camps for ages 5 - 12. Our experienced staff of professionals will make each week memorable and fun with camp themes to include art, dance, musical theatre, S.T.E.A.M., and Young Chef camps just to name a few. Before- and after-care available.

KIDS HORSE CAMPS Giving campers the full “horse” experience with hands on learning . 7930 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN 37090

For more info, check out our website at

www.MeridianEquine.com

or email cristin.jordan@meridianequine.com

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.

The Fine Arts Summer Academy fineartssummeracademy.com 888-839-1055

Excellence. Music. Faith. Community. The Fine Arts Summer Academy (FASA) is a ten day music festival for young musicians. FASA takes aspiring artists out of the practice room and on to the stage in four original performances at top venues including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry House. A faith-based program that fuses the best of popular music with classical training and Broadwaylevel stagecraft, FASA features renowned faculty educated at top conservatories. continued on page 79 ...

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Peachtree Farms, LLC

Starts May 29th

Learning Life’s lessons through horses

Enroll Now for our Summer Camps! Over 50 years of teaching children correct riding skills (control of horse and safety) and basic horsemanship (care and knowledge of the horse) in a safe and fun environment. 615-419-1089 | www.peachtreefarms.com Highway 96 Arrington, TN - East of I-65, South Brentwood - Wilson Pike

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Dancer’s School Welcome to summertime in THE DANCER’S SCHOOL. ballet • pointe • jazz • modern • hip-hop • adult classes Pre-K “Princess School” classes for ages 3-6.

Make-your-own morning electives and themes such as Star Wars, Video Games, Hollywood and Ninja Warrior. Full days, half-days, early/late care available. ADHD and Academic Camps also available!

Enroll Today! 615-907-1155

Request Registration Brochure

dancersschool@live.com www.dancersschool.com 2159 N. Thompson Ln, C-5, C-6 Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Classes are M-F: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, and July 17-21

www.curreyingramcamps.org 6544 Murray Lane • Brentwood, Tenn. I (615) 777-4819

Finish the school year strong and party all summer long! Math, Reading, ACT, Robotics, Coding, and More! Sylvan Learning of Murfreesboro 615-893-3542 sylvanlearning.com/murfreesborotn 78 may 2017


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

615-933-9644

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

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

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!

Second Harvest’s Cooks Rule! Cooking Camp

Nashville Sailing

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Summer Camps!

Harbor Island Yacht Club 300 Harbor Dr, Old Hickory, TN 37138

www.nashvillesailingfoundation.org

595 Hillboro Rd. Ste. 337 Franklin, TN 37067

(615) 224-3851

www.harvestmartialarts.com

Where EXPERIENCE BUILDS CONFIDENCE

331 Great Circle Road, Nashville secondharvestmidtn.org/cac

Our cooking camps are a unique opportunity to get hands-on training in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen under the guidance of professional chefs. Classes focus on teaching basic knife skills, measuring and weighing, and a variety of cooking techniques. Ages 13 - 17. Camps include Global Cuisine (Jun. 19 23), Farmer’s Market (Jul. 10 - 14), and Street Eats (Jul. 24 - 28).

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

615-416-2001

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

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

615-615-2017

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

1137 Haley Rd., Murfreesboro 1932 Almaville Rd., Smyrna

867-6900

617-7644

Ages 2 and up • Girls and boys • tumbling parents night out • school camps Thank you Rutherford families for voting us #1 for 16 years!

*NEW Ninja Program

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

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

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

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

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

Harpeth Gymnastics 2204 Hillsboro Road, Franklin harpethgym.com

615-790-7825

Our fantastic summer camps feature non-stop fun and excitement for your child. For three hours they will enjoy gymnastics obstacle courses, organized games, trampoline, free time in our foam block pit, arts and crafts, lunch, and much more. Our summer camps are open to children ages 3 - 10 and run Mon. - Fri. from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Spaces are limited so sign up early!

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

615-224-3851

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

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

615-369-3547

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

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

615-371-5437

My Gym camp is simply the best! Children participate in energizing fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music, and so much more. Each camp program is uniquely designed to keep your children moving and active, as we emphasize physical development and personal success. Our themes and programs change daily, so no two camp days are ever the same. We make it easy for parents with our drop-off program, and multi-day and sibling discounts.

Music City Indoor Karting 400 Davidson St., Nashville musiccityindoorkarting.com • sales@musiccityindoorkarting.com

615-242-3275

Music City Indoor Karting welcomes campers to experience the thrill of Indoor Kart Racing. The program features lots of racing with only other campers on the track, classroom sessions to develop racing skills, track safety briefing and basic kart operations. Instructors will teach campers how to drive safely and follow their progress throughout the week. Activities also include kart care and maintenance, make and race your own pinewood derby car, games, mini golf, inflatables, and other fun activities!

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

615-856-4772

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

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

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

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

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

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

615-742-4399

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

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

615-742-4399

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

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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.

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

615-274-3786

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

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

800-968-4332

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

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

888-709-8324

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

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

University School of Nashville usn.org/summer

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

Mr. Bond and The Science Guys mrbondscienceguy.com

615-573-2702

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

Play Like A Girl Game Changers Camp iplaylikeagirl.org • info@iplag.org

615-601-1864

Test your athletic reflexes. Discover your heat signature. Analyze your fast pitch. Become a TV sportscaster. Middle school girls will learn how to change the game through hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in sports. Sponsored by Gatorade and Google Fiber in partnership with Play Like a Girl. Register at on our website. Email us to volunteer, mentor or sponsor a girl today!

ScienceQuest Camps at Adventure Science Center 800 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville adventuresci.org/camps • camps@adventuresci.org

615-862-5160

Learn, explore and discover at Adventure Science Center’s ScienceQuest Camps! Students entering kindergarten - grade 6 can enjoy exciting science enrichment programs that encourage them to actively discover and examine new concepts at one of Nashville’s most iconic attractions. Special programs are available for rising grades 7 - 9. continued on page 82 ...

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STEAM Society Summer Camps Camps held at Lipscomb University and Cumberland University steamsociety.com

423-414-3987

STEAM Society summer camps are for students ages 10 - 17. Held on campus at both Lipscomb University (Nashville) and Cumberland University (Lebanon), experience a glimpse of what college and STEAM careers are like during an action-packed week of fun filled learning about Minecraft, robotics or video production. Visit our website and sign up today!

STEM Focused Summer Day Camp Horses Mtn Biking Archery Crafts Swimming Zipline Canoeing Bible Lessons Climbing Walls

Camp Held at Middle Tennessee State University sme43.com

615-796-0751

Presented by the Nashville Senior Chapter of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and local university student SME chapters for students grades 5 - 8. This camp will integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics into a cohesive and collaborative hands-on real-world learning experience. Interact with robotics, lasers, 3D printing, basic electrical circuits, simple machines, microscopy and more. We will even build a working hover craft! Registration is limited. Lunch and snacks provided.

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

615-292-6640 ext. 2

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

TRADITIONAL CAMPS Bounce U of Nashville Conveniently located 1 hour south of Nashville

(931) 364-7656 hortonhaven.org

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615-255-1422

Enroll now for BounceU Camp that begins Fri., May 26. Kids ages 3 - 12 will enjoy exciting games and daily fun as well as bounce in a spectac-U-lar indoor play arena featuring giant inflatables including our exclusive 18 ft. Spider Climb with an 18 ft. Mountain Slide, Dodge Ball City, and 38 ft. obstacle course.

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

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

615-856-4772

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

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

615-824-1550

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

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

615-822-2375 ext. 4037

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

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

770-428-1062

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


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

256-634-4066

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

Camp Marymount 1318 Fairview Blvd., Fairview campmarymount.com • allee@campmarymount.com

615-799-0410

Providing the Nashville Diocese and families from all over the world a summer camp experience filled with community, faith, fun and simplicity. Offering four overnight summer sessions – two for girls and two for boys – to rising grade 1 through rising grade 11. We are dedicated to having fun providing opportunities to experience traditional camp activities like horseback riding, nature, arts and crafts, gardening, archery, riflery, swimming and lots more. Dedicated to safety and accredited by the American Camp Association.

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

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

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

615-856-4772

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

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

423-472-6070

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

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

615-373-9550

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

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

615-794-2918

Overnight Camps – Extraordinary experience for your preteen or teenager! Life-changing. Life-long memories and friendships. Discover strengths, explore exciting adventures, and complete challenges. Preteen sessions: completed grades 3 - 5. One- and two-week age-graded sessions for Youth: completed grades 6 - 12. Registration includes all activities: zip line adventures, giant swing, climbing tower, paintball, archery range, rec games, lake activities, Bible study, nightly speaker/worship, and more. Develop abilities in one track choice such as fishing, wilderness skills, self-defense, drama, percussion and ukulele. Day Camps – Day Camp: age 5 - completed grade 5. Adventure Day Camp: completed grades 6 - 8. Age-graded small groups. Extended care. Bus transportation. Monthly payments. Discover strengths, explore adventures, forge friendships, and complete challenges. Registration includes all activities. Day Camps: lake activities, pedal kart races, obstacle course, games, BB guns, archery, crafts, climbing tower, creek wading, Bible study and more. Adventure Day Camps also include outdoor education and survival skills: shelter building, fire starting, fire building, knot tying, navigation, lashing, knife safety and more.

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

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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. continued on page 85 ...

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

Teen Leadership Adventure 615-369-4546

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

Goodpasture Summer Camps 619 Due West Ave., Madison goodpature.org

615-868-2600

Offering a variety of summer camps: Baseball Camp, Girls Basketball Camp, Boys Basketball Camp, Beginning Guitar Camp, ChefSTAR Camp, Football Camp, RockSTAR Camp, Girls Soccer Camp, Boys Soccer Camp, Soccer Shots Camp, Softball Camp, Speed Camp and Volleyball Camp. For an updated camp list, dates and registration information please visit our website.

Hickory Hill Farm Summer Day Camp 5206 SE Tater Peeler Road, Lebanon hickoryhillfarmtn.org

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

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

931-364-7656

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

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

615-448-1023

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

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

Providence Christian Academy Summer Camps 410 Dejarnett Lane, Murfreesboro providencechristian.com • camps@providencechristian.com

615-904-0902

Register now for PCA Summer Camps! A variety of half- and full-day camp offerings from athletics to arts to robotics for students entering grades K - 8. For PCA Summer Camp schedules and registration information, visit our website or send us an email with any questions.

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

615-856-4772

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

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

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

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

800-582-2267

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

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

423-338-5588

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

YMCA Day Camps ymcamidtn.org/programs/camp

615-259-9622

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Hollow Day Camp 4207 Arno Road, Franklin springhollowschool.com

615-794-9343

Spring Hollow Day Camp provides a joyful play experience for children ages 3 - 8 years. Our safe, inviting, and beautiful environment promotes outdoor play, exploration in the arts and sciences, collaboration, and creative expression. Our days are filled with opportunities for water and mud play, clay work, and a variety of art and science activities. Each week introduces a different theme to extend the children’s play. Located in Franklin and convenient to I-65 and I-840.

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Williamson Parent magazine May 2017

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Williamson Parent magazine May 2017