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BIRTHDAYS! Destinations Galore for Celebrating Your Child


When Fussy Becomes Fever at Bedtime. Turn to Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours and Urgent Care clinics when your child needs care and your pediatrician’s office is closed. Our clinics can treat children’s non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries including allergies, simple wounds, sunburns, bug bites, and respiratory or gastrointestinal issues. We work with your community pediatrician to keep your child healthy. Visit VanderbiltChildrensAfterHours.com for hours and directions, to check wait times, and to save a spot, which allows you to conveniently wait at home until it’s time to be seen.

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First Birthday

Little ones don’t require a lot of fuss, but a smash cake is a must!

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Discover great birthday destinations for celebrating your child. Newly updated for 2021.

Things to Do!

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ by Nashville Children’s Theatre

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Brew at the Zoo

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Great Tennessee Air Show

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Musician’s Corner Three-Day Festival

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NASCAR at Nashville Superspeedway

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RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival

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Iroquois Steeplechase

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Watermelon Festival

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DAY BY DAY By Susan Swindell Day

To Get a Hugger, Be a Hugger

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t’s hitting me particularly hard because he’s my last one. If you’ve “read” me before, then you know I have four kids and can get kind of sappy about it. Why not? For the past many years, my kids have grown up in this space. I’ve told you everything, from diapers to Brio trains to preteen shenanigans and everything in between. Today, I want to tell you about a sort of loss I’m experiencing that just may cause you to hug your children more each day. Because they may not want to hug you one day. My youngest doesn’t want to hug anymore. Isn’t that sad? But wait. Yesterday he hugged me for the longest, hardest time with his head down, not wanting to let go. So I didn’t. I held on. Hold on as long as they’ll let you. Because of course, life goes on and kids get big. Kids — particularly boys — get to an age where they’re embarrassed to be seen as less than ... a man. They can go through a stage where they work really, really hard to NOT let water fall from their eyes. They stare, willing it away. They swallow large throat lumps, but they won’t let you see their eyes. You know emotion is in the air because when it is, a silence fills the room and everyone around knows. When boys are little, they will come to your arms for consolation. At some point when they are older they perceive needing comfort as weak and keep to themselves. But I’m a hugger. And when you’re a hugger in your family, you create huggers and everyone hugs. But this boy thing — this transition to man — it’s important to let them navigate the way they need to ... and to let them hug if they want to but not because they need to. So, yesterday when he was hugging me hard, it came after a revelation that I was disappointed by something he had done. He was sorry, and there we were hugging and making up. That’s what hugging is for, too. But on regular days, driving somewhere or going to the store with him, no way. No matter what, he will not behave in a hugging manner. It’s too much. Someone will see him and see that he loves his mom and it’s ... weak. That’s when you realize he has a whole lot to learn about love. Because love, when you come right down to it, is not weak at all. Love is about strength. And so is becoming a man. So, there’s a lot to learn. And I’ll just be hear with my arms open. Ready to hug as needed.

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A MOM ASKS: “My 5-year-old boy is in the fourth percentile for weight at just over 33 pounds. Can someone explain these charts to me, or am I thinking too much into it?”

“Don’t worry. He’s just small. If he’s healthy just let him eat as he wants. My kid was in the 95th percentile as a baby. He’s thin now at age 26.”

“I learned not to pay attention to what the chart said my child should be when I had my daughter. She was a preemie and is now 2. She was not even on the charts for the first year of her life and is barely on them now, but she is growing and healthy and that’s all that matters”

“I have a son that has been hanging onto the growth chart for weight since age 5. He is now 11. He eats super healthy, but is skinny as a rail. I was built the same way, but as a girl, I feel like it was accepted more easily. A nutritionist friend of mine gave us some tips for higher healthy fats to add to his diet and he drinks two protein shakes a day, but honestly he is still barely hanging on. I’ve decided to not stress about it any more. He is healthy and happy and I’m told he will eat like crazy when he hits puberty.”

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“My oldest was a 50-pound 2 year old. He is currently a 57-pound 10 year old. Went from 100th percentile to 2nd. Honestly, I don’t care for percentiles as long as your kids are healthy and happy. Doc went from freaking out about obesity to now freaking out about fattening him up. And I didn’t change a thing, he’s just skinny. Do what you think is right.”

“Don’t worry unless a doctor tells you it’s a concern. Growth charts just talk about the average, that doesn’t mean the best. If your kid seems happy and healthy, leave him alone.”

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Alyssa Hampton Harvey “I gave my little one “shakes” made from organic protein powder. It was her primary nutrition due to feeding issues and it helped her maintain a healthy weight.” Erin Weyman

“As a nurse practitioner, I really look at their trends for weight and height more than just a single time. Truthfully, the charts are created by looking at a lot of kids and then coming up with averages and standard deviation. Personally, a healthy diet and happy kid are more indicative of health than a number. If you did want to try to get something more in him that would help, proteins are essential for both weight and height growth. So a good snack might be a scoop of peanut butter and sliced apples. If he has a balanced diet with a stronger focus on protein, Vegetables, and fruits he will do well long term.” Helen Nation “My daughter is the same way. She will be 4 and is 25 pounds. She’s been on the smaller side since she was born! Our pediatrician isn’t concerned because she’s following her one growth chart. I ignore the percentile because it really doesn’t mean anything; just where they are against other kids their age (I think?) If you’re concerned — which it’s hard not to be — talk with your pediatrician! He can give you recommendations if they have any concerns, but

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no matter what, don’t stress it mama.” Caulean Baldwin “Unless his pediatrician is worried about his weight/height then you don’t need to worry. My 5 year old was in the 98th percentile from birth until she started walking. By age 3 she had dropped to the 7th percentile. The kid eats more than I do!” Tina O’Guin “Genetics plays into this a lot. My kiddos were always on the low percentile, but neither my husband or myself (or our families) are large in height or weight. Your child sounds exactly the size mine were at 5. No worries Mama, just keep feeding him a healthy diet and he will be just the size he is meant to be!” Mary Beth Lynn Clark Join us @NashvilleParentMag for lively insights, conversations and more.


Expert pediatric specialty care. Right in your neighborhood. Specialty care from experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is now available in this new location, convenient to your family. Our pediatric specialists offer orthopaedics, gastroenterology, rheumatology, genetics and cardiology. Meanwhile, our Children’s AfterHours Clinic is still seeing patients at 262 New Shackle Island Rd., Suite 207.

Learn more at VanderbiltHealthHendersonville.com Located in Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville* 128 North Anderson Lane Hendersonville, TN 37075 *An outpatient department of Vanderbilt University Medical Center


PARENT NEWS

“Summer of More” at Gaylord Staycation, Anyone? Our local resort pulls out the stops with a new pirate and princess theme.

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xperience Gaylord Opryland’s “Summer of More,” going on now through Labor Day, and enjoy a bevy of fun with your family. Summer of More requires that you book a summer package at the resort, but once you do, Gaylord pulls out the stops to make sure resort guests are having a good time. Make it a staycation! Of course, there’s SoundWaves, the four-acre indoor/outdoor aquatic adventure fusing music and water to create a modernday oasis with lazy and rapid rivers, a family mega-raft ride, five thrilling tube and body slides, a four-lane mat racer, wave pool with giant LED entertainment screen, multi-level play structures, a toddler water play area and adults-only pools and bars. But that’s not all. Summer activity add-ons for resort guests include a new Pirate & Princess theme with The Princess’s Shiny Stash Treasure Hunt; Treasure Trove Art Studio; The Captain’s Hidden Treasure Escape

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Room; Pirate Pool Party; Explorer’s Animal Encounters; and Pirate & Princess Academy. Families can also enjoy two pirate-themed flatboat cruises along the indoor Delta River and Royal Carriage Rides. The resort’s multiple restaurants and bars are featuring seasonal and themed food and beverage specials, too. “Summer travelers wishing to make the most out of their vacation can come to Gaylord Opryland Resort for a one-stop destination,” says John Adams, vice president of Gaylord Opryland & Attractions. “From our upscale SoundWaves water attraction and exciting special events to our award-winning restaurants, live entertainment and worldclass spa, we offer more than you could ever want for the ultimate Nashville summer experience.” For more information about Gaylord Opryland Resort and to book an overnight stay, room package, and activities, visit gaylordopryland.com. — michael aldrich

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NEWS

Win a “Gentleman’s Day of Peace” for Dad this Father’s Day

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ho says dads can’t get pampered, too? Enter our Father’s Day giveaway contest from June 1 - 17 for a chance to win a full “Gentleman’s Day of Peace”

spa package at A Moment’s Peace Day Spa & Salon (a $310 value). Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life to a place of serenity and peace, located at 9050 Carothers Pkwy. in Franklin! The spa package begins with a customized facial specially designed for a man’s skin, followed by a tension-releasing Swedish massage. After a break for a gourmet lunch, the package continues with hand-and-foot treatments to repair and moisturize the skin, plus an express manicure and pedicure. The whole treatment will last approximately three hours. For more information and to enter the contest, visit nashvilleparent.com/amp.

QUICK BITES • D-BAT NASHVILLE is here and going strong at its new home at 7006 Westbelt Drive in Nashville. The facility includes multiple speed baseball and softball pitching machines, cage rentals, state-of-the-art swing analysis, batting simulation, camps, clinics, birthday parties, professional training, private lessons and a pro shop. In short, D-BAT, which stands for Developing Beliefs, Attitudes and Traditions, is a baseball-lovers paradise! Hours are Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Take a few swings at D-Bat and check them out at dbatnashville. com.

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• KIDS BOWL FREE is back for the summer and it’s time to sign up the kids. This annual program allows kid to bowl two free games everyday between designated dates (deemed by the bowling alley). Designed for kids ages 15 and younger, find your favorite bowling alley and sign up the kids at kidsbowlfree.com.

Six WIre. Of note: For the first time in 31 years, Brentwood’s July 4th event will have a different band on stage. Tim Akers and the Smoking Section move in for the Kadillacs, who performed Brentwood’s Independence Day celebration every year since 1987. July fourth in Brentwood will be “Red, White and Boom.”

• BRENTWOOD SUMMER CONCERTS RETURN TO CROCKETT PARK for a lively concert series including fireworks on the fourth. This year marks the 32nd year for the concert series. Expect food trucks and music. The lineup for June 6: Bicho Brothers; June 20:

• TPAC IS BRINGING BROADWAY “ROARING BACK” to Nashville with its 2021 - 22 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season, featuring a multiweek return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King (Jan, 2022), as well as The Band’s Visit (Oct, 2021),

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Come From Away (April, 2022), Mean Girls (Feb, 2022), The Prom (Feb, 2022), Oklahoma! (May, 2022 ) and more! For more information, visit TPAC.ORG/Broadway, where season tickets may be purchased or call 615-782-6560. • LIFEST MUSIC CITY will be held July 29 - 31 in Bon Aqua, Tennessee, held at the legendary Hideaway Farm, previously owned by country music great Johnny Cash. Headline acts are still being added but already include Michael W. Smith, Sidewalk Prophets and many others. For ticket information visit lifest. com/music-city.

• PILGRIMAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL returns to Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin September 24 - 26 after canceling in 2020 due to COVID-19. The lineup includes Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Tanya Tucker and more. For more information, visit pilgrimagefestival.com. • A yearlong renovation project was recently completed at the INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX IN BRENTWOOD. The new 10,608 square-foot gymnasium features a 2,200 square-foot group fitness studio, four outdoor pickle ball courts and the 10,000 square-foot Brentwood Splash Park.


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Parties!

By Janie Walker

A Smashing 1st Birthday Party Babies don’t require a lot for their first birthday — but you might. Avoid the tendency to over-do and keep your party easy and light. 18 june 2021

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he best tidbit of news you’ll hear about a first birthday party for your baby is THEY DON’T CARE! They don’t care if you knock yourself out or if you just have a few friends over. They won’t be aware if it’s a huge party or a little one, but you can guarantee if they start wail-

ing they’ve had enough. Here are tips to make his day terrific!

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Top Tips for Baby’s First Party Easy does it is the modus operandi for your baby’s first birthday. It’s about HIM, afterall. • When planning, start three weeks ahead by choosing a weekend date. Jot down guests (keep it small), decorations, refreshments and activity ideas. Mail evites or snail invitations • Make sure Baby is well-rested before the party • Dress Baby in a cute party outfit • Take photos of your sweetie before guests arrive. • During the party, have someone else take photos so you can tend to your child • Inside or out, you don’t really need a theme, but if you want one, stick with something your baby loves — a story book or color can be a theme

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he big moment for the smash cake can be anticlimactic if Baby doesn’t want to cooperate! Of course, guests will want to

• If you can’t stand the idea of smashing a beautiful cake, opt for a cupcake instead • Play games that Baby likes to play like “Patty Cake,” and have activities she enjoys, too, like bubbles, rolling balls, a water table, a swingset or sand box, fingerpainting. Also, play children’s music (not adult rock and roll!) • Know that you may need to whisk Baby away in the event she becomes overwhelmed by people, noise and expectations

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with the cake. To make a successful smash, follow these guidelines from local photographers: • Be aware of Baby’s mood. An energetic and happy baby is a playful baby, not a tired or grouchy (tired!) one. Know that happy baby = good photos. • Make sure your smash cake is at room temperature — Baby can’t smash a frozen cake! • Have towels, paper towels and baby wipes nearby. • Prepare Baby for the cake. Give your little one bites of cake in the days before your party to prepare her for the smash cake moment. • Do your smash cake on the floor and have guests sit, too. • Strip Baby down or put her in a t-shirt and diaper cover so she can make a mess. Don’t spoil her birthday outfit with blue icing! • Relax and prepare to have fun! • Let her get dirty! • Prepare yourself to get dirty, too, since smash cakes can be very messy. • Be sure your photographer is ready and have him take LOTS of photos. • Some babies don’t like certain colors of cakes. Try sticking with a white smash cake.

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BIG BOOK OF BIRTHDAYS! NASHVILLE ADVENTURE PARK AT NASHVILLE MYADVENTUREPARK.COM 801 PERCY WARNER BLVD, NASHVILLE | 615-610-9500 Includes all necessary climbing equipment, a reserved picnic table and more. $33 per person during the week; $37 per person during the weekend.

ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER ADVENTURESCI.COM 800 FORT NEGLEY BLVD. NASHVILLE | 615-862-5160 Get the party room for two hours, general admission to ASC and an educational program for 10 (min.) - 50 (max) kids. Cost is $400 for members, $450 for non-members. ADVENTUREWORKS ADVENTUREWORKS.COM 1300 NARROWS ROAD KINGSTON SPRINGS

615-297-2250 — AND — 4129 WHITES CREEK PIKE WHITES CREEK 615-297-2250 Regular admission applies, but special rates may be available upon request. ALTITUDE TRAMPOLINE PARK ALTITUDETRAMPOLINEPARK. COM 3432 LEBANON PIKE NASHVILLE | 615-455-5800

Cost is $199.99 per 10 jumpers on weekdays; $239.99 on weekends; $389.99 per 20 jumpers on weekdays, $439.99 on weekends. Includes two hours of jump time and a reserved table in the main party room. BELLE MEADE HISTORIC SITE BELLEMEADEPLANTATION. COM/BIRTHDAY-PARTIES 110 LEAKE AVE., NASHVILLE 615-356-0501, EXT. 31 Kids can celebrate their birthdays (please turn the page)

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Parties! the frontier way with four different themed parties: Fishing at the Creek, Tea Party, Pony Party and Civil War Soldier. Parties are $25 per child with a 15 child minimum. Gift bags are an extra $5 a child. BEST PARTY EVER FACEBOOK.COM/NASHVILLESBESTCHARACTERS 615-922-0025 Rent from more than 60 costumed characters. BOOST GYMNASTICS NASHVILLE.BOOSTGYMNASTICS.COM 11 VAUGHNS GAP ROAD, NASHVILLE 615-352-8533 The cost is $300 for up to 16 kids (birthday child gets in free). for one-and-a-half hours with a coach for trampoline, obstacle course and rope swing as well as balloons, refreshments and more.

BRUSHFIRE POTTERY STUDIO BRUSHFIREPOTTERY.COM 4004 HILLSBORO PIKE, STE. 150, NASHVILLE | 615-385-5334 Five packages range from $194 $226 for up to eight artists, plus a create-your-own with a $7 studio fee and $15 pottery minimum per child. Packages include the party area, balloons, a handprint plate to decorate, a free studio fee coupon for each painter and more. Bring your own food and drinks. BUMBLEBEE RENTALS BUMBLEBEERENTALS.COM 615-999-2168 Rent an assortment of bounce houses, personalized yard signs, giant Jenga, giant Connect 4 and more. CENTENNIAL SPORTSPLEX NASHVILLE.GOV/PARKS 222 25TH AVE. N., NASHVILLE 615-862-8480, EXT. 72502 Cost is $90 - $100 for up to 10 kids ($7 each additional) includes skate rental and party areas. Add private instruction for $50. Each

party area has two picnic tables for your use. Swim parties start at $140 for 10 kids. CHARLES HARDING GYMNASTICS CHARLESHARDINGGYMNASTICS.COM 1200 NORTHGATE BUSINESS PKWY., MADISON 615-860-0190 One hour of games & gymnastics, plus 30 minutes of food, ice cream and presents. $195 for 10 kids ($10 each additional). CHUCK E. CHEESE’S CHUCKECHEESE.COM 5312 HICKORY HOLLOW PKWY. ANTIOCH | 615-731-0271 — AND — 2070 GALLATIN ROAD N. MADISON | 615-589-0859 Four packages range from $13.99 - $18.99 a child and include pizza, party host, games and other activities. Each package has a $50 non-refundable deposit. CLIMB NASHVILLE CLIMBNASHVILLE.COM 3600 CHARLOTTE AVE. NASHVILLE | 615-463-7625 Cost is $300 for 10 kids ($16 each additional) includes gear, belayers and a party area for two hours duration time. Bring your own food.

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DANCE IN BLOOM DANCEINBLOOM.COM 7982 COLEY DAVIS ROAD NASHVILLE | 615-662-4819 Cost is $175 for up to 15 kids ($5 each additional) includes studio space for one-and-ahalf hours. You get 45 minutes of activity — themes are ballet, hip hop and general movement.

DAVE & BUSTER’S DAVEANDBUSTERS.COM/ NASHVILLE 540 OPRY MILLS DRIVE, NASHVILLE 615-970-3800 Five party packages range from $23.99 - $33.99 per person. Includes gaming, food, unlimited soft drinks and more. D-BAT NASHVILLE DBATNASHVILLE.COM 7006 WESTBELT DR. NASHVILLE | 615-866-3228 Two hours of baseball birthday fun where kids get to do hitting drills, play wiffleball, kickball and dodgeball and enjoy fun in a party room. D-Bat does everything except food and drink. Flat rate of $300. FORD ICE CENTER/ NASHVILLE PREDATORS FORDICECENTER.COM 5264 HICKORY HOLLOW PLACE ANTIOCH | 615-742-4399 7638 B HWY 70 S, NASHVILLE 615-744-6640 Parties start at $350 for 10 kids (Predators season ticket holders get 15 percent off). Includes skating, rental, pizza, drinks, ICEEs, decorated party room and host. Birthday child gets a Kids Club Rookie membership plus a Preds autographed puck. Add on a visit from Gnash, private skate lessons and more. GABY’S GYMNASTICS SCHOOL GABYSGYM.NET 1186 ANTIOCH PIKE NASHVILLE | 615-331-8111 Get 45 minutes of gymnastics, trampoline, games and rope swinging fun followed with 45 minutes in the party room with balloons. Cost is $150 for up to 10 kids ($5 each additional). HERMITAGE STRIKE & SPARE FAMILY FUN CENTER STRIKEANDSPARE.COM/HERMITAGE 3436 LEBANON ROAD, HERMITAGE | 615-883-8900 The Basic party is $13.95 per child for one hour of bowling while the Ultimate party is $17.95 for two hours. Pizza and soft drinks included. Both packages must meet a six-person minimum. Pizza, drinks, ice cream and balloons, too. You bring the cake.

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KNOCKERBALL (WALK WITH JOHN ENTERTAINMENT) WALKWITHJOHN.COM/KNOCKERBALL-MIDDLE-TENNESSEE RIVERGATE MALL 1000 RIVERGATE PKWY., STE. 1831 | 615-800-7266 Two-hour party packages start at $175 for five kids ($15 each additional). Includes set up, celebration, a one-hour art project and more. LITTLE ART HOUSE LITTLEARTHOUSENASHVILLE. COM 2104 ACKLEN AVE. NASHVILLE | 615-933-9644 Two-hour party packages start at $175 for five kids ($15 each additional). Includes set up, celebration, a one-hour art project and more. MUSIC CITY INDOOR KARTING MUSICCITYINDOORKARTING. COM 400 DAVIDSON ST., STE. 403, NASHVILLE | 615-242-3275 Two racing packages with mini golf and more ranging from $45 - $58 per child (minimum of eight racers). Must be 4’6” to race and 4’ for inflatables. MUSIC CITY ALL STARS MUSICCITYALLSTARS.COM 215 GOTHIC COURT FRANKLIN | 615-915-1047 One hour of dancing/guided activities for children; 30 minutes in the party room; custom invitations; party host; princess dress up and more for $229. NASHVILLE SHORES NASHVILLESHORES.COM 4001 BELL ROAD HERMITAGE | 615-889-7050 Splash Bash Party Package is $525 for 12, pizza, water, lemonade, cake and private party area for four hours. NASHVILLE SOUNDS AT FIRST TENNESSEE PARK NASHVILLESOUNDS.COM 19 JUNIOR GILLIAM WAY, NASHVILLE | 615-690-4487 Parties for 10 or more kids are $30 per person. Parties include one general admission ticket, reserved party space in the Pepsi Pavilion with hospitality host, a free round of mini-golf, a Happy Birthday scoreboard message in game, a Sounds Mini-Bat for the birthday kid, pizza, hot dogs, drinks, ice cream and more.

NASHVILLE ZOO NASHVILLEZOO.ORG 3777 NOLENSVILLE ROAD, NASHVILLE | 615-833-1534 The Zoo is reconfiguring its birthday parties at press time. Call for parties which should be booking fairly soon. RIVERGATE SKATE CENTER RIVERGATESKATECENTER.COM 119 GLEAVES ST. MADISON | 615-868-7655 Cost is $199 for 10 guests, which includes 45 minutes in the party room, skating, rental, pizza, soft drinks, paper products & invites ($16 each additional guest). Rent the entire rink for $520 for 40 guests for two hours, and you control the music. TREETOP ADVENTURES AT NASHVILLE SHORES NASHVILLESHORES.COM 4001 BELL ROAD HERMITAGE 615-889-7050 Cost is $449 for 12 guests ages 7 & older and includes zips, tunnels, bridges and other challenges. Plus, pizza, private guide, cake and bottled water.

CHUCK E. CHEESE CHUCKECHEESE.COM 1720 OLD FORT PKWY. MURFREESBORO 615-907-6446 Four packages range from $13.99 - $18.99 a child and includes pizza, party host, games and other activities. Each package has a $50 non-refundable deposit. CLIMB MURFREESBORO CLIMBNASHVILLE.COM 1660 MEMORIAL BLVD. MURFREESBORO 615-280-8460 Cost is $300 for 10 kids ($16 each additional) includes gear, belayers and a party area for two hours duration time. Bring your own food. DISCOVERY CENTER AT MURFREE SPRINGS EXPLORETHEDC.ORG 502 S.E. BROAD ST. MURFREESBORO 615-890-2300 Adventure parties on weekends with your choice of five different themes are $175 for 20 guests. Private parties are also available for $335 for up to 40 guests. See amenities and themes online.

Parties! LANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES LTADEPOT.COM 450 BUTLER DR. MURFREESBORO 615-663-9927 Party packages ranging from $80 for a pizza/bowl party to a Super Glow Party for $25 per guest. SKY ZONE MURFREESBORO SKYZONE.COM/MURFREESBORO 1220 NW BROAD ST. MURFREESBORO | 615-987-0102 Choose between four party rooms (for your size group). Six different party packages range from $49 for six kids up to $459 for 18 kids. Pricing depends on length of time, food & drinks. PHAZER KRAZE PHAZERKRAZELASERTAG.COM 252 RIVER ROCK BLVD. MURFREESBORO (please turn the page)

WAVE COUNTRY NASHVILLE.GOV/PARKS 2320 TWO RIVERS PKWY., NASHVILLE | 615-885-1092 Available daily, parties cost $150 for 10; up to $300 for 25. Parties include a private area, reserved floats and a shout-out to the birthday child.

RUTHERFORD BEYOND AQUATICS BEYONDAQUATICS.COM 236 ROBERT ROSE DR. MURFREESBORO 615-962-9500 Pool parties for two ($385) three ($589), or four ($785.81) hours. Enjoy a private heated pool that glows in the dark, sensory experiences, LED lights, music, pool toys and reception area. Bring your own refreshments.

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Parties! 615-895-6950 Lazer game party packages from hourly to lock-ins and ranging in price from $175 for five guests to $425 for up to 50 guests. THE POTTERY PLACE THEPOTTERYPLACEAVENUE. COM 2615 MEDICAL CENTER PKWY. STE 470, MURFREESBORO 615-893-5556 Choose the “Orange Ya Happy” party for $17 per painter with a minimum of eight painters or the “Hot Tamale” for $22 per painter. Both include the party foom for 90 minutes; one pottery piece created and fired. BYO refreshments for “Orange Ya Happy.” SKATE CENTER WEST SKATEANDPLAY.COM 849 COLLEGE ST. MURFREESBORO 615-895-1403 Parties available. SMYRNA OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER SMYRNAOUTDOORADVENTURECENTER.ORG 100 SAM RIDLEY PKWY., E. SMYRNA | 615-459-9710 Rent a party room for up to 24

people for $50 per hour and rent an adventure zone for two hours at $100. Number of guests determines your package. Splash Town parties available also.

Parties range from $100 - $549, which can include bowling, skating, bumper cars, glow golf, pizza, cupcakes and more. Lots of add-ons.

SMYRNA SKATE CENTER SKATECENTERSMYRNA.COM 1505 PLAZA DR. SMYRNA | 615-459-7655 Saturday skating parties are booked between 12 and 4 p.m. $199.95 for the first 10 kids; $16.95 for each additional child. Included are admission, skate rental, 45 minutes in the party room, soft drinks, one slize of pizza, paper goods, a hostess. You bring the cake.

ALL AIR EXTREME TRAMPOLINE PARK ALLAIREXTREME.COM 170 E MAIN ST #200 HENDERSONVILLE 615-537-2510 Cost ranges from $235 - $510 and includes: one hour & 30 minutes Flight Ticket. Exclusive use of the party room for 30 minutes. Party hostess, plates, utensils, cups, and napkins (guests are welcome to bring any themed paper goods or decorations). Complimentary grip socks for every jumper. Drink for every jumper. Birthday surprise for the birthday jumper.

SPORTS*COM MURFREESBOROTN.GOV 2310 MEMORIAL BLVD. MURFREESBORO 615-895-5040 Rent the indoor pool for $50 per hour for up to 50 swimmers. Boro Beach’s opening is delayed due to construction.

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CHEERVILLE ATHLETICS CHEERVILLE.COM/FACILITIES/ HENDERSONVILLE 330 ROCKLAND ROAD HENDERSONVILLE 615-447-3299 Cheer-themed parties cost $180 with no minimum on guests and includes bounce house with slides, 40’ trampoline that leads into a crash pit, 11,000 square feet of added play space for activities and two hours in the gym playtime. Add-ons available.

GIGGLES & GLAM SALON GIGGLESANDGLAMSALON. COM 300 INDIAN LAKE BLVD., STE. D200, HENDERSONVILLE 615-989-1335 Eight themed parties for girls are $350 each for 10 kids, ranging from “Splendid Spa” to “Magical Mermaids.” Includes party hosts, decorations and favors, cupcakes, balloons, hair & makeup salon services, and more. Lots of add-ons. HENDERSONVILLE STRIKE & SPARE FAMILY FUN CENTER STRIKEANDSPARE.COM/HENDERSONVILLE 90 VOLUNTEER DRIVE HENDERSONVILLE 615-824-5685 Five packages start with the Private Softplay Party for ages 6 & younger (starting at $200) up to the Extreme Party ($21.25 per child) that includes bowling, unlimited wristband for skating, trampolines, laser tag, go karts, bumper cars and more. HOLDER FAMILY FUN CENTER HOLDERFAMILYFUN.COM 683 S. WATERS AVE., GALLATIN | 615-575-4386460 Parties range from $60 - $150, which can include bowling, laser tag, cosmic bowling, pizza, cupcakes and more. HOPPITY HOP INFLATABLE PLAY CENTER HOPPITYHOPINFLATABLEPLAYCENTER.COM 143 NEW SHACKLE ISLAND ROAD, HENDERSONVILLE 615-265-8020 Parties for eight - 24 kids range from $189 - $399 and include private bouncing for two hours. Lots of new items like the mechanical bull and prospector gem mine. Add-on options include food, balloons, ice cream and more. KNOCKERBALL (SEE NASHVILLE LISTING)

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BRENTWOOD SKATE CENTER BRENTWOODSKATECENTER. COM 402 WILSON PIKE CIRCLE BRENTWOOD | 615-373-861 Book a “Prime-Time Party” for Saturday (between 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m.) or Sunday (between 1 - 5 p.m.) for 45 minutes in the


party room for 10 guests ($199). Price includes admission, skate rental, one slice of pizza per child, cold drinks, paper products, two free chaperone tickets and a light-up necklace for the birthday child. You provide cake/ candles (cannot bring without reserving a party room.) CHIC PETITE CHICPETITEBRENTWOOD. COM 4916 THOROUGHBRED LANE BRENTWOOD | 615-703-7108 Princess Parties ($300 for minimum of five girls) include spa services and live princess activities; Oh LaLa Tea Party ($250); Princess Storytime ($200) or Rock-n-Roll Girls ($250). Includes drink and free digital invites. Bring your own food. Extra kids are $30 each. CHUCK E. CHEESE CHUCKECHEESE.COM 3073 MALLORY LANE FRANKLIN | 615-771-0708 Four different party packages ranging from “Star”to “Ultimate Super Star” include game tokens, pizza, drinks, a birthday show and more. Packages range from $15.99 - $30.99 per child and include pizza, party host, games and other activities. DEFY NASHVILLE DEFY.COM 1945 MALLORY LANE BRENTWOOD | 615-619-3544 Save 20 percent on weekday parties. Three different party levels include jump time, private party room, party host, invites, pizza & soda and more, starting at $23 per jumper for a minimum of 10 jumpers. DIGITAL WORLD DIGITALWORLDSVR.COM 1647 MALLORY LANE BRENTWOOD | 615-538-7514 Book the whole location for your event and enjoy seven virtual reality stations. One hour on weekdays is $250; weekends (including Fridays) is $299. Can also book up to three hours. Table provided for refreshments and presents. EXTREME GAMES EXTREMEESCAPEGAMES.NET 1735 GALLERIA BLVD. #1015 FRANKLIN | 615-332-5535 Groups of any size can party here; party rooms hold 12 people, but a big party room can be used for celebrations with larger groups.

Lucky Ladd Farm offers farm parties for kids and you can add on activities, too. LET IT SHINE GYMNASTICS LISGYM.COM 1892 GENERAL GEORGE PATTON DRIVE FRANKLIN | 615-369-3547 Parties on Friday evenings or Saturdays. “Tiny Tumblers” party for ages 2 - 4 (Tiny Tumbler’s Room) ($250/$225 for active members) includes one hour and forty-five minutes of playtime followed by refreshments in a party room. Trampoline, bounce house, roller coaster ride, toddler gym equipment included. Parties also available for ages 4 - 12 (Main Gym). Parties for older children by special arrangement. LUCKY LADD FARM LUCKYLADDFARMS.COM 4374 ROCKY GLADE ROAD EAGLEVILLE | 615-274-3786 Farm parties with unlimited play time, a pony ride for the birthday child, four picnic tables for two hours, animal feed for the group, lemonade. Party add-ons available include pony rides for all kids, gem mining, coloring books and more. Cost is $19.99 per guest with a minimum of 10; $16.99 for a minimum of 20 guests.

THE MONKEY’S TREEHOUSE THEMONKEYSTREEHOUSE. COM 91 SEABOARD LANE, STE. 103 BRENTWOOD | 615-942-7911 For children 8 and younger. Parties can be semi-private or private, weekday or weekend. Price depends on choice. Weekday with party room is $139; weekend is $279. Parties include party room, paper products, party host (except for weekday semiprivate). Additional items for extra fees. MY GYM BRENTWOOD MYGYM.COM/BRENTWOOD 330 FRANKLIN ROAD BRENTWOOD | 615-371-5437 615-371-5437 Party is $290 and includes two party specialists, one-and-a half hours for 15 kids, balloons, paper goods. SPARK - AN ART STUDIO SPARKARTBRENTWOOD.COM 213 FRANKLIN ROAD BRENTWOOD 615-483-9847 Children’s glass art parties are $250 for up to 10 guests ages 6 - 12 and $20 per additional guest.

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Titans Youth Football Camps The pros are coming to five different locations on five different days in June.

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Charlotte’s Web by Nashville Children’s Theatre in Kingston Springs

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DAILY EVENTS TUE 01 FREE GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS! FREE “TAILS AND TALES” SUMMER READING KICK-OFF 615-893-4131 rclstn.org

Come join Linebaugh Public Library for a party to kick off this year’s “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Program from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

FREE BICENTENNIAL CAPITOL MALL’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY 615-741-5280

Celebrate in the park amphitheater at 600 James Robertson Parkway in Nashville from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Remarks will be given by Governor Bill Lee and other special guests, and live music. There will be refreshments, along with guided tours of the park, new State Museum and Library and Archives and educational programs.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Come out to Cheekwood at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville from May 1 through Sep. 5 for this innovative exhibition featuring more than 40 sculptures made from 800,000+ LEGO® Bricks. Free for members; $20 for adults and $13 for ges 3 - 17.

FREE THE WHIMSICAL WORLD OF WISHING CHAIR (ONLINE)

FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE)

See the Professor, Library Pete and the Puppet Truck Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. on the Wishing Chair Facebook page.

Join Nashville Public Library online for a weekly virtual discussion about comic books and graphic novels in all genres at 7 p.m. The club meets on Google Meet. To join, please email sade.johnson@nashville.gov.

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TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Tinkering Garage at Nashville’s Adventure Science Center (800 Fort Negley Boulevard) is a makerspace for kids to explore engineering. Strap on a tool belt to take things apart and put things together, daily from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Adults are $15.95; $11.95 ages 2 - 12.

FREE SMYRNA GENEALOGICAL GROUP 615-459-4884

Learn about family history at Smyrna Public Library (400 Enon Springs Road West) at 1 p.m.

FREE TWEEN TUESDAY (ONLINE)

Tuesdays from 2 - 3 p.m., join Ashley with Nashville Public Library on Zoom for scavenger hunts, book talks and activities for tweens. For ages 9 - 12.

FREE YARN LOVE MURFREESBORO rclstn.org

Come out to Linebaugh Library, 105 West Vine Street, in Murfreesboro at 6 p.m. for this casual group of yarn enthusiasts who love to knit and crochet.

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WED 02 FREE BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS

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The Rutherford County Blacksmith Association will be demonstrating their talents every Wednesday in June from 9 - 10 a.m. at Cannnonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro. For all ages.

FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE)

615-880-3957 facebook.com/NPLEdmondsonPike Cassie brings the joy of baby story time to the Edmondson Pike Library Facebook Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME urbanairtrampolinepark.com

Bring in your toddlers and preschoolers to either Urban Air Adventure Park locations (Old Hickory or Cool Springs) Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - noon. The park opens for the little ones and parents to jump and crawl around. Cost is $7.99 per child; parents play free.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

THU 03 FREE FROM PAGE TO STAGE! BY MR. DAVID (ONLINE)

youtube.com/user/NashvilleLibrary Join Mr. David in this series on Nashville Public Library’s Youtube Thursdays at noon as he writes, builds and performs his very own puppet show.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET 615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

The market is held weekly on Thursdays, 3 - 7 p.m. through October, on the lawn next to the Visitor’s Center at Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive in Goodlettsville.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE MUSIC ON MAIN SUMMER CONCERTS 615-859-7979 goodlettsvillechamber.com

Come out to Goodlettsville’s Music On Main Summer Concert Series on the grounds of City Hall (105 South Main Street, Goodlettsville) at 6:30 p.m.

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK: ‘FROZEN II’

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This family-friendly event takes place at Elmington Park (3531 West End Avenue, Nashville) at 5 p.m.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

TITANS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMPS: FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY

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Kids can learn to run, throw, catch and defend like the pros from 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. at Franklin Road Academy. Camps are led by former Titans players/coaches, aimed at children ages 7-14 and will be four hours long for $79.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

West Glow Farm in Kingston Springs is the setting for this Nashville Theatre production of Charlotte’s Web. It’s a don’t miss event taking place June 26 - July 17.

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Come out to Cheekwood at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville on Thursday nights from 5 - 9 p.m. for live music and programming combining art and nature! Free for members; $20 for adults and $13 for ges 3-17.


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Join Richland Park Library’s free community yoga program via Zoom weekly at 6:30 p.m. Email the address above for instructions to join the class.

FRI 04 TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS 615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov

Head to Sports*Com in Murfreesboro every Friday from 10 - 11 a.m. for fun for kids 5 and under. The focus is on body part recognition; cost is $3.

FREE BINGO ON THE LAWN AT SMYRNA LIBRARY 615-459-4884 rclstn.org

Come out to Smyrna Public Library (400 Enon Springs Road West) and enjoy BINGO on the Lawn Fridays at 10 a.m. Families can spread out between the library and the Senior Center.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 2.

THE PALACE THEATRE KID’S SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

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Mark your calendars for the Palace Theatre Kid’s Summer Movie Series in Gallatin. See a movie Friday mornings between June 4 and July 9 for only $4. A small popcorn and drink are included! All movies start at 10 a.m.

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY’S 615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com

Come out to Arrington Vineyards at 6211 Patton Road from 5 - 9 p.m. for Food Truck Fridays, featuring Cousins Maine Lobster and Little Cancun with live music by The San Rafael Band.

FREE LIVE CONCERTS ON MURFREESBORO SQUARE 615-895-1887 mainstreetmurfreesboro.org

Friday nights are filled with music as Main Street Murfreesboro throws a musical party on the courthouse square from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and it’s all free! During intermission this year, the National Dance Club will have free dance lessons for all to join in the fun.

WEEKEND IN THE WETLANDS 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

Get a guided walk, meet a wetland animal or experience other exciting outdoor activities at Murfreesboro’s Discovery Center Fridays from 3:30 4:30 p.m. all as part of Weekends in The Wetlands!

Nashville Zoo’s Brew at the Zoo event features more than 45 craft breweries and plenty of food trucks, plus a curated selection of wines, ciders, seltzers and hard sodas on Friday, June 4. HPAC PRESENTS ‘CLUE ON STAGE’

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615-826-6037 hpactn.com

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents CLUE on Stage May 21 - June 6, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. Performances are in the City Square Shopping Center, 260 West Main St. in Hendersonville. Adults cost $18, seniors (65 & over) children/students cost $15.

Come tie dye at the Little Art House Nashville (located at 2106B Acklen Ave) from 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Join tie dying expert Leighton as she shows you all of the tricks to make a super cool tie dyed item. Class is recommended for kids K - 3rd grade. Cost is $25.

FIREPIT FRIDAYS

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Friday night climbs now come with a campfire at Nashville’s Adventure Park (801 Percy Warner Boulevard) from 4 - 8 p.m. Firepit Friday tickets include up to two hours of climbing and a 30minute safety briefing. Cost is $33.

SECRET GARDEN PARTY

FREE 1ST FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1. See Tuesday, June 1.

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/sgp

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Mix and mingle during one of Murfreesboro’s biggest social events of the season during this fundraiser for the Discovery Center starting at 7 p.m. at the home of Judy & Ken Stone.

Enjoy live music, food trucks, kids zone, classic car cruise-in, farmers market, and local artisans from 6 - 9 p.m. at the downtown square in Springfield (405 North Main Street, Springfield).

FREE THE THIRD COAST COMEDY SHOW

BREW AT THE ZOO

615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

Third Coast Comedy shows are improvs featuring both short and longform. The shows, held at 1310 Clinton Street in Nashville, are made up on the spot with the help of suggestions from the audience — no two shows are alike! Friday, June 4 is 8 - 9:30 p.m. Cost is $16 at the door/ $18 at the door.

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

Wander the zoo trails while sampling beer and hard soda from more than 45 craft breweries from around the country from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Many of the zoo’s animal exhibits will be open until sundown with keepers available to answer guests’ questions. Other available amenities include dinner from food truck favorites, live music and special animal encounters. Designated driver tickets start at $35 and general admission tickets start at $75.

SAT 05 DROP-IN ART CLASSES

615-933-9644 LittleArtHouseNashville.com

Kiddos are invited to come imagine new concepts on Friday and Saturday mornings at The Little Art House Nashville. Located at 2106B Acklen Ave. in Nashville, the 9:30 - 10 a.m. class is for “mini makers” ages 1 - 4, and the 10:30 - 11 a.m. class is intended to be drop-off class for ages 4 - 10. Cost is $15.

FARM TOURS AT NOBLE SPRINGS DAIRY

615-481-9546 noble-springs.com dustin@noble-springs.com

Noble Springs Dairy Farm (3144 Blazer Road in Franklin) has farm tours every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn about and interact with various farm animals. Come anytime during the time frame and stay for as long as you like. Join in on a guided educational tour at 11 a.m. Admission $10 per person. Children 2 and younger are free.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMER’S MARKET factoryatfranklin.com

Franklin Farmer’s Market supplies local produce every Saturday at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Road) from 8 a.m. - 12 noon.

FREE MURFREESBORO SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET mainstreetmurfreesboro.org

Main Street Saturday Market in downtown Murfreesboro is a weekly farmers market on the square every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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THINGS TO DO FREE HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS & ARTISAN MARKET 615-838-8238 streetsofindianlake.com

Shop for in-season produce including organic and naturally-grown fruits, vegetables and a variety of organic meats from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Streets of Indian Lake (300 Indian Lake Boulevard, Hendersonville).

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE JAZZ AM

502-263-8317 nashvillejazz.eventbrite.com

This free Saturday morning program sponsored by Nashville Jazz Workshop offers an interactive jazz concert for young people featuring music, puppets, rhythm and movement. Classes start at 1 p.m. at Hadley Park (1039 28th Avenue North, Nashville) and are meant to build musical awareness for children age 2 - 10 and their families.

KIDS CONSTRUCTION FESTIVAL 615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

Kids can climb on excavators, a bulldozer and lots of other farm and construction equipment at Lucky Ladd Farms (4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Plus, enjoy activity centers to practice skills of trade, life size Jenga games and giant lincoln log building sets. All the farm’s attractions are also included. Cost is $15.99 online/ $17.99 at the gate.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS

THE GREAT TENNESSEE AIR SHOW

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

Returning to Middle Tennessee for the first time since their 2011 appearance, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline this year’s event. Come out to the Smyrna Airport June 5 - 6 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.

Come out to Arrington Vineyards at 6211 Patton Road from 3 - 7 p.m. for free live jazz and bluegrass bands every Saturday and Sunday through October. No reservations required.

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FREE SHAKESPEARE ALLOWED (ONLINE) 615-255-2273 nashvilleshakes.org

615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com

FREE THE THIRD COAST COMEDY SHOW 615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

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Third Coast Comedy shows are improv shows featuring both short-form. The shows, held at 1310 Clinton Street in Nashville, are made up on the spot with the help of suggestions from the audience — no two shows are alike! Saturday, June 5 is 7 - 8:30 p.m. Cost is $16 at the door/ $18 at the door.

SECRET GARDEN TOUR

HPAC PRESENTS ‘CLUE ON STAGE’

Nashville Shakespeare Festival invites you to read a new Shakespeare play out loud every month in a reading circle via Zoom at 12 p.m. This month’s selection is Cymbeline. See Tuesday, June 1.

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org/sgp

See Friay, June 4.

Tour backyards of amateur gardeners and view professional landscaping projects during this fundraiser for Murfreesboro’s Discovery Center on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 6 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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SMYRNA FAMILY CAMPFIRE

Come to Flea Market Sundays at Plaza Mariachi (3955 Nolensville Pike) to find great deals on food, clothing, furniture and baby items. This is outdoors from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

615-459-9742 mike.kraft@townofsmyrna.org

Join Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center staff around the campfire from 6 - 8 p.m. for fun games, friends and s’mores! Firepit located behind the Green Building at the Sharp Springs Natural Area, 1000 Espey Drive. Cost is $2. For all ages; those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI 615-373-9292 plazamariachi.com

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS See Saturday, June 5.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS

See Tuesday, June 1.

SECRET GARDEN TOUR See Saturday, June 5.

THE GREAT TENNESSEE AIR SHOW See Saturday, June 5.

ENCHANTED GARDEN PRINCESS TEA 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

This outdoor event will be at the Discovery Center (502 SE Broad Street, Murfreesboro) from 1 - 4 p.m. Enjoy boxed treats, craft stations, a bubble dance party, time to meet a variety of popular princesses, plus admission to the Discovery Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, June 5.

HPAC PRESENTS ‘CLUE ON STAGE’ See Friay, June 4.

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT CROCKETT PARK

615-371-0060 brentwoodtn.gov/summerconcerts All summer concerts at Brentwood’s Crockett Park will begin at 6 p.m. this year and end at 8 p.m., allowing younger families to attend with small children. Food trucks will be serving at all concerts one hour before the concert begins.

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615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org/events

Lane Motor Museum has more than 580 cars and motorcycles in its collection, but only has space to display 150 cars at a given time. This tour on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. lets you view all the other cars in their collection. Located at 702 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville, the cost is $6 per person (in addition to museum admission, which is $3 for kids and $12 for adults).

FREE MUSIC CITY FOOD TRUCK PARK & FLEA MARKET fb.me/e/d8n9EBJPD

Held inside a huge 32,000-square-foot facility between East Nashville and Downtown (400 Davidson St.), the Music City Food Truck Park & Flea Market takes place every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

FREE NOLENSVILLE FARMERS MARKET 615-967-6765 facebook.com/nolensvillefarmersmarket

This is a producer-only farmers market located outside the Historic Nolensville School (7218 Nolensville Road) every Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

The Great Tennessee Air Show takes place June 5 - 6 and features the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for this year’s newly designed first-of-its-kind experience.

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THINGS TO DO NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL 615-690-4487 milb.com/nashville

Versus the Indianapolis Indians at First Tennessee Park (19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville) at 7:05 p.m.

FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE) See Tuesday, June 1.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE THE WHIMSICAL WORLD OF WISHING CHAIR (ONLINE) See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE TWEEN TUESDAY (ONLINE) See Tuesday, June 1.

WED 09 The best in cowboy and animal athletes compete, from bronc saddle riding to bull riding, at CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo at Bridgstone Arena with two shows on Saturday, June 12.

MON 07 EARLY EXPLORERS 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

Special activiites for preschoolers include a storytime and planetarium show at 11 a.m. $18 for non-member adults & $14 for non-member youth; free for members.

FREE EDMONDSON’S GOT ENERGY (ONLINE)

615-880-3957 facebook.com/pg/NPLEdmondsonPike An exciting program with songs, yoga and a story at 10:30 a.m. on the Edmondson Pike Library Facebook.

FREE MS. LOU ANNE’S FUN TIME STORYTIME (ONLINE)

facebook.com/pg/NPLRichlandPark/videos

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, crafts and fun on Richland Park Library’s Facebook! For ages 2-5.

FREE READING PAWS 615-893-4131 x 114 rclstn.org

Come read to Stevie, Linebaugh Library’s friendly Reading Education Assistance Dog, from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Contact Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Library for more details.

FREE LEE CON KLEM-MARÍ (ONLINE)

youtube.com/user/NashvilleLibrary

Read with Klem-Marí in English and Spanish Mondays on the Nashville Public Library YouTube. Spanish version at 1 p.m. and English at 1:15 p.m.

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FREE BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS

See Wednesday, June 2.

FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE) FREE LINEBAUGH TEEN COOKING PROGRAM (ONLINE) 615-893-4131

Murfreesboro teens can pick up a cooking kit from Linebaugh Public Library with simple recipes and the staple ingredients needed. Cooking videos will be posted on the Rutherford County Library Facebook Mondays at 2 p.m. so teens can test them out at home. For ages 12 - 18.

MANSKER’S NATURE & GARDENING CAMP 615-859-3678 visit@goodlettsville.gov

Nature & Gardening Camp at Historc Mansker’s Station (705 Caldwell Drive in Goodlettsville) offers hands-on fun and creative activities. Camp is open to grades 3 - 7 daily from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. June 7 through 11. Students will get dirty, so dress accordingly.

FREE MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT BARFIELD CRESCENT PARK: ‘TROLLS WORLD TOUR’ 615-893-2141 hbelcher@murfreesborotn.gov

Come out to Murfreesboro’s Barfield Crescent Park for a family-friendly movie night featuring “Trolls World Tour.” Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. and runs for 91 minutes.

FREE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME: ONE SHEET SONGWRITING JOURNAL (ONLINE) countrymusichalloffame.org

Participants will learn how to make their own pocket-sized journal using only one sheet of paper. Program happens on Zoom from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

FREE GIBSON GARAGE GRAND OPENING gibson.com/garage

The grand opening of the new Gibson Garage at Nashville’s Cummins Station is from 12 - 5 p.m. Experience exclusive live music performances, catch a taping of the Gibson TV series, and explore all the stories behind the music with captivating and interactive exhibits inside.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 2.

MANSKER’S NATURE & GARDENING CAMP See Monday, June 7.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL See Tuesday, June 8.

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TUE 08 MANSKER’S NATURE & GARDENING CAMP See Monday, June 7.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

See Wednesday, June 2.

FREE BALANCED YOGA (ONLINE) See Thursday, June 3.

FREE FROM PAGE TO STAGE! BY MR. DAVID (ONLINE) See Thursday, June 3.

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TITANS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMPS: MT. JULIET HIGH tennesseetitans.com/

Kids can learn to run, throw, catch and defend like the pros from 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Juliet High School. Camps are led by former Titans players/high school coaches; aimed at children ages 7 - 14; will be four hours long and the entry fee is $79.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET See Thursday, June 3.

MANSKER’S NATURE & GARDENING CAMP See Monday, June 7.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL See Tuesday, June 8.

FREE ON THE GREEN: GOLF 101 (ONLINE) iplaylikeagirl.org/events

Play Like a Girl is hosting a virtual clinic for women and girls from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The event will cover basic introductory topics like how the game is played, how to read and use a scorecard, terms used on the course, and basic fundamentals of the swing.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, June 3.

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK: ‘LITTLE WOMEN (2019)’

This family-friendly event takes place at Elmington Park (3531 West End Avenue, Nashville) at 5 p.m.

FREE JUNE MUSIC ON MAIN portlandcofc.com kristen@portlandcofc.com

Come out to Portland’s Main Street (106 Main Street, Portland) from 7 - 9.m. for the free Music on Main concert featuring Bizz & Everyday People (R&B). Bring a chair or rent one for $2.

FRI 11 FREE BINGO ON THE LAWN AT SMYRNA LIBRARY See Friday, June 4.

TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS See Friday, June 4.

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER THREE-DAY CELEBRATION

615-862-8480 musicianscornernashville.com

Celebrate Musicians Corner returning to Centennial Park with this special three-day festival Friday, June 11 from 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 6 p.m. The event will feature performances by local artists, artisans, craft beer, food trucks, Kidsville activities and featured community partners.


THINGS TO DO FREE PET EXPO AT LINEBAUGH 615-893-4131 x. 114 rclstn.org

Come join Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro for a special Pet Expo event from 10 - 11 a.m. Bring a stuffed (not live) animal friend to participate in this animal care themed event.

THE PALACE THEATRE KID’S SUMMER MOVIE SERIES See Friday, June 4.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 2.

MANSKER’S NATURE & GARDENING CAMP See Monday, June 7.

7TH ANNUAL SPRING REDNECK RUMBLE

615-364-1828 bothbarrelspromotions.com

Come out to the Wilson County Expo Center in Lebanon starting at 10 a.m. for the South’s greatest gathering of gear heads June 11 and 12. There will be hot rods, rat rods, customs, motorcycles and more. Vehicle entry is $25; spectator entry is $25.

FREE MURFREESBORO SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

FREE MUSIC CITY FOOD TRUCK PARK & FLEA MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMER’S MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS & ARTISAN MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS See Saturday, June 5.

BOB ROSS ART WORKSHOP: FRANKLIN

615-862-8442 facebook.com/PaintingWithQ

A certified Instructor leads students through the technique made famous by Bob Ross. Classes are June 12 at 12 p.m., June 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Franklin Rec Complex.

WEEKEND IN THE WETLANDS

FARM TOURS AT NOBLE SPRINGS DAIRY

FREE LIVE CONCERTS ON MURFREESBORO SQUARE

CINCH WORLD’S TOUGHEST RODEO

See Friday, June 4.

See Friday, June 4.

FULL MOON PICKIN’ PARTY warnerparks.org

A night of music featuring bluegrass and roots pickers, food trucks and more at Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center (2500 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville) starting at 6 p.m. Adults are $25; kids age 7 - 17 are $10.

See Saturday, June 5.

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo returns to Bridgestone Arena on June 12 with two big shows at 1 and 8 p.m. Saddle up for fun and expect the absolute best of the best in cowboy and animal athletes. Tickets range from $15.75 - $78.50.

FIREPIT FRIDAYS

7TH ANNUAL SPRING REDNECK RUMBLE

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL

FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM: BUG PINNING

See Friday, June 4.

See Tuesday, June 8.

WYNONNA JUDD UNPLUGGED 615-324-1010 citywinery.com

Come out to City Winery Nashville at 609 Lafayette St. to hear Wynonna Judd perform live for two shows at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets start at $55. Livestreams are available to view live at 6 p.m. for $15 (no replay available)

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY’S 615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com

Come out to Arrington Vineyards at 6211 Patton Road from 5 - 9 p.m. for Food Truck Friday’s, featuring live music by The San Rafael Band.

SAT 12 DROP-IN KIDS ART CLASSES See Saturday, June 5.

See Friday, June 11.

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org

Come out to Sam Davis home (1399 Sam Davis Road in Smyrna) for this beginner-friendly workshop from 5 6:30 p.m. The event combines a brief introduction to insects with hands-on instruction on how to collect, pin and preserve them. Cost is $10.

NASHVILLE COMEDY FESTIVAL: SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO 615-889-3060 nashcomedyfest.com

See Sebastian Maniscalco perform standup at Ryman Auditoirum (116 5th Avenue North, Nashville) at 7 and 9:30 p.m. as part of the Nashville Comedy Festival.

FREE NOLENSVILLE FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

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s your little football player ready to learn from the pros? 🏈 Tennessee Titans Youth Football Camps are trying to accommodate as many middle Tennesseans as possible by coming to five different locations on five different days in June. Kids will learn to run, throw, catch, defend, form block, form tackle and explode out of their stance with proper technique and improved speed. These are active camps so kids get multiple chances. With patience and encouragement, kids gain confidence and that’s what it’s all about. There will be former Titans players and high school coaches leading these camps, which are aimed at children ages 7 - 14. Camps are led by professional, USA Football certified coaches with supplemental instruction from NFL Alumni Tennessee Titans like Blaine Bishop, Brad Hopkins, Donald Nickey, Derrick Mason, Gerald McRath, Neil O’Donnell, Chris Sanders, Al Smith and others.

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Camps are four hours long and the entry fee is $79. Camp includes a t-shirt, giveaway bag, instruction from former Titans players and local coaches and the option to purchase $30 tickets to the Titans vs Jaguars game (date TBA).

DATES & LOCATIONS • Thursday, June 3: Franklin Road Academy • Thursday, June 10: Mt. Juliet High School • Wednesday, June 16: Oakland High School • Friday, June 18: Christ Presbyterian Academy • Tuesday, June 22: Page High School

TIMES • 7:45 a.m. – Check-in begins • 8:30 a.m. – Camp begins • 12:30 p.m. – Camp ends For more information/sign-up links, visit tennesseetitans. com/community/youth-football-camps/. For additional information or questions, please email cr-dept@titans. nfl.com.

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THINGS TO DO FREE PUPS AND PINTS pupsandpints.com

Bring your pups out to oneC1TY (8 City Boulevard, Nashville) for a free afternoon of dog-centric activities and local pet vendors, food trucks, craft cocktails and more from 4 - 8 p.m. The event will feature tasty treats for both humans and pups and will have offleash areas so you can both cut loose.

ROSSINI’S ‘CINDERELLA’ 615-999-9000 nashvilleopera.org

Nashville Opera is thrilled to return to the stage June 12 at 7:30 p.m. with an open-air production of Cinderella at Ascend Amphitheater. Join them outdoors in downtown Nashville to enjoy a live comedic retelling of this beloved opera with a 60s beach party theme. Tickets start at $26.

CORNELIA FORT PICKIN’ PARTY corneliafortpickinparty.org

Music from area bluegrass bands, craft beer and fine local foods at the Cornelia Fort AirPark (1093 Shadow Lane, Nashville). June’s artists are Kyle Tuttle and Greenwood Rye. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments to gather and play the night away. Starts at 6 p.m. and bands start at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24 per person.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, June 5.

CABARET ON STAGE: ADAM PASCAL 615-782-4040 tpac.org

As Tennessee Performing Arts Center begins their return to live shows, TPAC and Studio Tenn are proud to present this live performance featuring Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) at TPAC’s Polk Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65.

Musicians Corner, a free festival at Nashville’s Centennial Park, returns for a three-day celebration June 11 - 13. Friday festivities will be 5 - 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday will be 12 - 6 p.m.

SUN 13 BOB ROSS ART WORKSHOP: FRANKLIN See Saturday, June 12.

FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Sunday, June 6.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS See Sunday, June 6.

See Saturday, June 5.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL

See Friday, June 11.

SONGS AND STORIES AT HISTORIC STONEWALL

615-889-3060 nashcomedyfest.com

See Tuesday, June 8.

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Tim Atwood, who was the pianist for the Opry for years, performs from 7 - 9:15 p.m. at the Sumner County Museum (183 West Main Street in Gallatin). Cost is $20.

FREE MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT THE FOUNTAINS AT GATEWAY: ‘TROLLS WORLD TOUR’ murfreesborotn.gov hbelcher@murfreesborotn.gov

Come out to the Fountains at Gateway (1500 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro) for a fun, family-friendly movie night featuring “Trolls World Tour.” Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. and runs for 91 minutes.

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An opportunity for girls to work on the fundamentals of putting, chipping and full swing from 8 - 11 a.m. at The Grove (6200 Wildings Blvd., College Grove). Clinic is geared towards girls ages 8 - 14 with little or no golf experience. Cost is free; includes breakfast box and swag.

FREE LEE CON KLEM-MARÍ (ONLINE) See Monday, June 7.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER THREE-DAY CELEBRATION See Friday, June 11.

FREE JUNIOR GIRLS GOLF CLINIC

FREE MUSICIANS CORNER THREE-DAY CELEBRATION NASHVILLE COMEDY FESTIVAL: LEANNE MORGAN See Leanne Morgan perform standup at Ryman Auditorium (116 5th Avenue North, Nashville) at 7 p.m. as part of the Nashville Comedy Festival. Tickets start at $39.50.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL See Tuesday, June 8.

MON 14

FREE MR. BOND AND THE SCIENCE GUYS PERFORMANCE (ONLINE) facebook.com/RutherfordCountyLibrarySystem

Watch Mr. Bond and the Science Guys perform from 10 - 11 a.m. Watch the Rutherford County Library System’s Facebook page for the Zoom link.

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See Monday, June 7.

See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE TWEEN TUESDAY (ONLINE) See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE SMYRNA GENEALOGICAL GROUP See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE YARN LOVE MURFREESBORO See Tuesday, June 1.

WED 16 FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE) See Wednesday, June 2.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 2.

FREE BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS

DISCOVER DAYS: NAVIGATION BY COMPASS

See Wednesday, June 2.

Come to Historic Mansker’s Station (705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville) for this class for grades 3 - 7 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Learn how to navigate a compass and tie basic knots. Cost is $10.

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FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE)

EARLY EXPLORERS

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS

See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE LINEBAUGH TEEN COOKING PROGRAM (ONLINE) See Monday, June 7.

FREE SING, WIGGLE AND GIGGLE Join children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner for an interactive concert meant to tickle your funny bone from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at Church Street Park (600 Church Street, Nashville). For ages 3 - 10.

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THINGS TO DO in Goodlettsville for grades 3 - 7 from 10 - 11:30 a.m will investigate the life of a box turtle while you weave a turtle to take home. Cost is $5.

FREE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME: EXPLORE THE ELECTRIC GUITAR (ONLINE) countrymusichalloffame.org

Participants learn about the electric guitar through the music of Johnny Cash. Led by a museum educator, participants will learn “Folsom Prison Blues,” including Perkins’ solo and “boom-chicka-boom” rhythm guitar style via Zoom from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

TITANS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMPS: OAKLAND HIGH tennesseetitans.com

Kids can learn to run, throw, catch and defend like the pros from 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro. Camps are led by former Titans players/high school coaches, aimed at children ages 7 - 14 and will be four hours long for $79.

THU 17 FREE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET See Thursday, June 3.

FREE BALANCED YOGA (ONLINE) See Thursday, June 3.

FREE FROM PAGE TO STAGE! BY MR. DAVID (ONLINE)

FRI 18

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT

FREE NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY!

See Thursday, June 3. See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE MUSIC ON MAIN SUMMER CONCERTS See Thursday, June 3.

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK: ‘THOR: RAGNAROK’

This family-friendly event takes place at Elmington Park (3531 West End Avenue, Nashville) at 5 p.m.

FREE NASA YOUTUBE LIVE EVENT (ONLINE)

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Hear about NASA’s past, present and future plans to explore space by taking part in this YouTube Live event at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Rutherford County Library System.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, June 3.

‘GREASE’ LIVE MUSICAL AT CAPITOL THEATRE 615-784-4014

Audience of One Productions presents Grease, a live musical at Lebanon’s Capitol Theatre June 17 - 27 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $17.

NASCAR AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY

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Nashville Superspeedway (located at 4847-F McCrary Road in Lebanon) is scheduled to host its first NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 20 (Father’s Day), a NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, June 19 and a Camping World Truck Series race on June 18. The Father’s Day event will be the first NASCAR Cup Series race in the Nashville area since 1984. Tickets range from $20 - $175.

FREE BINGO ON THE LAWN AT SMYRNA LIBRARY See Friday, June 4.

TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS See Friday, June 4.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 2.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

WEEKEND IN THE WETLANDS See Friday, June 4.

THE PALACE THEATRE KID’S SUMMER MOVIE SERIES See Friday, June 4.

FREE LIVE CONCERTS ON MURFREESBORO SQUARE See Friday, June 4.

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY’S 615.395.0102 arringtonvineyards.com

6211 Patton Road from 5 - 9 p.m. for Food Truck Fridays, featuring Pasta Galifi and Supreme Pig Carnitas with live music by The Lilliston Effect Band.

TITANS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMPS: CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY

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Kids can learn to run, catch and defend like the pros from 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Academy. Camps are led by former Titans players/coaches aimed at children ages 7 - 14 and will be four hours long for $79.

FIREPIT FRIDAYS See Friday, June 4.

‘GREASE’ LIVE MUSICAL AT CAPITOL THEATRE See Thursday, June 17.

HPAC PRESENTS ‘DEAR MISS BARRETT’ 615-826-6037 hpactn.com

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents Dear Miss Barrett June 17 - 27 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. For more information, go to dearmissbarrett.com. Performances are in the City Square Shopping Center, 260 West Main St. in Hendersonville. Adults cost $18, seniors (65 & over) children/students cost $15.

SAT 19 FREE FATHER-DAUGHTER TEA PARTY AT LINEBAUGH 615-893-4131 x. 114 rclstn.org

You are cordially invited to a FatherDaughter Tea at Linebaugh Public Library in Murfreesboro. There will be snacks, tea and festivities from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This event will be held outside on the lawn of the Civic Plaza or inside in case of inclement weather.

FREE MURFREESBORO SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

FREE MUSIC CITY FOOD TRUCK PARK & FLEA MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

Rev your engines! For the first time in 37 years, NASCAR Cup Series racing will be at Nashville Superspeedway. The Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series take place June 18 - 20.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMER’S MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

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FishingWith Kids! On Saturday, June 12, lots of Middle Tennessee fishin’ holes invite youngsters to cast a line free of charge. By Michael W. Aldrich

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ew memories stick out in our minds as clearly as catching our first fish, and who we were with when we caught it. If you’re needing a special preFather’s Day treat, teach kids the ropes this June and remember, it’s the memories that count the most. Don’t have a fishing permit? No worries! Young angling enthusiasts can bait their hooks and cast their lines for free on Saturday, June 12 during the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency’s (TWRA) Kids’ Fishing Rodeos. On this day only, kids can fish without licenses or fees. It’s a great opportunity to give it a whirl. 

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GETTING STARTED The biggest thing to know about going fishing with kids is that it is about spending quality time together. Avoid putting pressure on yourself or the kids by expecting to catch lots of fish or especially big fish: Remember they call it fishing — not catching — for a reason. Patience is the key! Fishing provides a great time to learn more about your kids and to just talk. Kids will remember these moments forever, and it’s the little things that stick with us. It’s not about the big boat; or stopping at nothing to bring home a bucket of fish; or spending time buying all of that high-

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quality fishing equipment. Favorite memories come from laughter, simple surprises and just being together. So before you head out on your first fishing trip this summer, remember: keep it simple! It’s not the time to try out new spots or to practice new techniques. Go to a tried-andtrue location where you know fish will be. Smaller ponds that are well stocked are a great choice, simply because you don’t have to search hard for fish. Just cast out a worm and you’ll be reeling in fish in no time. Here are some “do’s and dont’s” to get the most out of your time fishing together:


DO’S AND DON’TS DO plan for a shorter day Simplicity is key and you don’t want to drag out the day. Set aside enough time for fun, but don’t expect it to go as planned. DO pay attention to weather Is it cool and windy? Chance of rain? This will make a huge difference, especially if you plan on casting your line from a boat. If it rains, don’t grab the umbrellas and head out anyway. There will be more sunny days.  DO go to “small” water, especially if your kids are little Small ponds make it easier to catch a fish. As kids grow older, you can start experimenting with larger lakes and heading out on boats.  DO choose live bait This is the easiest way to catch a fish if you’re a beginner. If it’s your child’s first time fishing, use live bait such as mealworms or wax worms — everything that swims will eat it.  DON’T carry too much Keep your equipment light. The last thing you want is to lug along loads of heavy equipment and use your time together getting it all setup. Your fishing rod, your kids new fishing pole, bait, snacks, sunscreen, water, hand sanitizer and towels. Done. 

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23RD ANNUAL GEORGE GREGORY YOUTH FISHING RODEO

Come out to Winding Stairs Nature Park in Lafayette from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. for the Macon County Youth Fishing Classic, sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Macon County Bass Team. Onsite registration will begin at 6:30 a.m.

RODEOS ON JUNE 12 3880 Williamsport Pike, Williamsport 615-920-9060 • ryne.goats@tn.gov

Come out to Maury County’s Whippoorwill Lake in Williamsport from 7 - 10 a.m. for this youth fishing rodeo for kids ages 16 and younger. Only one fishing adult per fishing child; only one rod per person. Limited bait will be provided (worms).

CANNON COUNTY FISHING RODEO 120 Alexander Drive, Woodbury 615-203-4688 • mark.vance@tn.gov

Come out to East Fork Stones River/Dillon Park in Woodbury from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. for this fishing event for kids age 2 - 12. Parking is on site; one fishing pole per fisherman. The first 50 fisherman will get a grab bag of goddies.

655 Nature Trail Way, Lafayette 615-788-6443 • jonathan.lee@tn.gov

MONTGOMERY CO. FISHING RODEO

1190 Cumberland Dr, Clarksville tnwildlife.org • montana.michelson@tn.gov

Come out to the Liberty Park pond at 1190 Cumberland Dr. in Clarksville from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. for fishing for kids ages 2 to 15.

RUTHERFORD YOUTH FISHING RODEO

381 Old Jones Mill Road, La Vergne 615-203-2102 • Ethan.Davis@tn.gov

Come out to Percy Priest WMA in La Vergne from 7 - 10 a.m for fishing and fun for kids age 5 - 16. Bring your own fishing gear and bait.

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Come out to Memorial Park in Hendersonville from 7 - 11 a.m. for this ishing rodeo sponsored by the Hendersonville Parks Department. Register when you arrive. Parking will be available at the other end of the park. Bring your own pole and bait. Catch a fish and get a picture and a prize!

Come out to J. Travis Price Park in Springfield at 6:30 a.m. where fishing enthusiasts age 14 and younger can cast their lines. Special prizes for anglers catching the big one. Reel in catfish, bream, sunfish and other small fish stocked by TWRA in advance.

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Come out to Woodland Park in Columbia from 7 - 10 a.m. for this fishing event for kids. Poles and bait will be provided. Open to all kids who can hold a rod and reel on their own up to 16 years of age.

Come out to Westmoreland City Lake from 1 - 5 p.m. for the 10th Annual Westmoreland Fishing Rodeo. There are three age groups, 3 to 6, 7 to 11 and 12 to 17 with prizes for the “Biggest” and “Smallest Fish” in each age group.

821 W 9th St, Columbia barry.cross@tn.gov

ED CARSON MEMORIAL FISHING DAY

390 S Main St, Shelbyville 931-684-9780 • jennifer.swan@shelbyvilletn.org Come out to River Bottom Park at 320 S Main Street in Shelbyville. River Bottom Park is located behind Shelbyville Power Company. Catfish will be stocked in the river and hotdogs and drinks

DON’T target a specific fish This can be way too complicated, especially with younger kids. Whatever they catch, whether it be a giant catfish or little tiny bluegill, make a big deal of it!

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WILLIAMSON CO. FISHING EVENT AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK 7106 Black Pine Road, Fairview fairview-tn.org • hayden.cook@tn.gov

Come out to Veterans Memorial Park in Fairview from 6 a.m. - 12 p.m. for fishing, fun, prizes and food. For ages 16 and under, the location will be stocked with catfish. Please bring fishing gear (poles, tackle, bait, etc.) The event will open to all ages at 12 p.m.

DON’T stay in one spot Move around and let your kids have a say on where they want to go next. If they are young and you’re not getting a bite for the first five or 10 minutes, move on! DON’T take things for granted Be mindful of where you choose your fishing spot, watch the kids closely, and never let your kids bait a hook or handle fishing equipment by themselves unless they already know how. Guide them through it and assist them with their first cast.

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THINGS TO DO FREE HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS & ARTISAN MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS See Saturday, June 5.

FREE NOLENSVILLE FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

FREE FRIENDS OF LINEBAUGH BOOK SALE 615-893-4131 rclstn.org

Friends of Linebaugh book sales are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Library. The bookstore is located on the upper level (P2) of the parking garage.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE MAIN STREET PORCH FEST

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Come out for a day of music, food and shopping at the Hendersonville Main Street Porch Fest at Hazel Path Mansion & Business Park (177 E Main Street, Hendersonville) from 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair/blanket and sit back and enjoy the music.

NASCAR AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY See Friday, June 18.

FREE JUNETEENTH AT BRADLEY ACADEMY MUSEUM 615-962-8773 facebook.com/BradleyAcademyMuseum

Celebrate the emancipation of African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America at Murfreesboro’s Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. with food, vendors, live musuic and dancing. There will be a kids’ zone with games and activities for all ages.

FREE MUSIC CITY FREEDOM FESTIVAL

Celebrate your culture, community, music, food and businesses at Hadley Park (1037 28th Ave. North, Nashville) at 12 p.m. It will be full of family friendly fun featuring local food trucks, local vendors to shop from, inflatables for the children, local live bands and a local live DJ mixing it up.

FREE RC COLA & MOON PIE FESTIVAL

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Celebrate two of the South’s favorite treats — RC Cola and Moon Pies — during a day full of activities including races, live music, a parade, games and taking a bite out of the world’s largest Moon Pie. Festivities are from 7 a.m. 5 p.m. in downtown Bell Buckle.

FREE SMYRNA BOAT DAY 2021 townofsmyrna.org mike.kraft@townofsmyrna.org

Have a boat-load of fun in the Smyrna community for the 13th annual Boat Day! Canoes and kayaks (and paddles) are provided for this event from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Jefferson Springs Recreation Area. Follow the Boat Day signs as you drive east on Jefferson Pike.

HPAC PRESENTS ‘DEAR MISS BARRETT’ See Friday, June 18.

SUMMER SONGWRITER SERIES AT ROCK CASTLE 615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

Rock Castle’s Summer Songwriter Nights are family-friendly, songwriterfocused events from 5 - 9:15 p.m. and feature live music, craft beer, food trucks, yard games and inflatable bounce houses for children. Adults are $10, kids are free.

FREE VINTAGE JEEP SHOW 615-425-3706 tnstateparks.com

Gallatin’s Bledsoe Creek State Park will host a selection of vintage jeeps for display and demonstration from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Local food trucks will be offering concessions. Make a weekend of it and reserve a campsite in Bledsoe Creek State Park where you can enjoy hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing.

BOB ROSS ART WORKSHOP: FAIRVIEW

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A certified instructor leads students through the technique made famous by Bob Ross. Classes are June 19 at 12 p.m., June 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fairview Recreation Complex. Ages 13 to adult, classes culminate in a finished 12×16 painting in three hours.

FARM TOURS AT NOBLE SPRINGS DAIRY See Saturday, June 5.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, June 5.

‘GREASE’ LIVE MUSICAL AT CAPITOL THEATRE See Thursday, June 17.

SUN 20 FREE FATHER’S DAY! FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Sunday, June 6.

BOB ROSS ART WORKSHOP: FAIRVIEW See Saturday, June 19.

NASCAR AT NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY See Friday, June 18.

FATHER’S DAY & FOOD TRUCK FEST AT LANE MOTOR 615-742-7445

Come out to Nashville’s Lane Motor Museum from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for this special event with free admission for dads! Vault tours and demonstrations will be included (vault tours are normally an additional $6). Vault Tours are limited to the first 280 to sign-up; first come, first served.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, June 5.

HPAC PRESENTS ‘DEAR MISS BARRETT’ See Friday, June 18.

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT CROCKETT PARK See Sunday, June 6.

‘GREASE’ LIVE MUSICAL AT CAPITOL THEATRE See Thursday, June 17.

MON 21 On the third Saturday of June, Bell Buckle throws a party in honor of an iconic local pairing: MoonPies and RC Cola. See live music, dancing, contests and the cutting of the world’s largest MoonPie.

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THINGS TO DO EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, June 7.

FREE RUNAWAY PUPPET THEATER PERFORMANCE (ONLINE)

facebook.com/RutherfordCountyLibrarySystem Watch the Runaway Puppet Theater perform virtually at 10 a.m. Check the Rutherford County Library’s Facebook for the link to the event.

DISCOVERY DAYS: SPIES ON THE FRONTIER 615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Come out to Historic Mansker’s Station (705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville) for this workshop for grades 3 - 7 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Students learn a little history of the spy world. Cost is $10.

FREE MS. LOU ANNE’S FUN TIME STORYTIME (ONLINE) See Monday, June 7.

FREE LINEBAUGH TEEN COOKING PROGRAM (ONLINE) See Monday, June 7.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE EDMONDSON’S GOT ENERGY (ONLINE)

CAPITOL THEATRE MOVIE NIGHT: ‘JAWS’ 615-784-4014 fb.me/e/2eZiVqOwQ

Come out to Lebanon’s Capitol Theatre for this special showing of JAWS. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 5:30; movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

WED 23 JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 2.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS

See Wednesday, June 2.

FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE) See Wednesday, June 2.

WAY BACK WEDNESDAYS: GOT FABRIC, MAKE TWINE 615-859-3678 visitgoodlettsville.com

Come out to Historic Mansker’s Station (705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville) for this workshop for grades 3 - 7 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Make fabric scrap twine in this class. Cost is $5.

See Monday, June 7.

NASHVILLE SC VS TORONTO FC

FREE LEE CON KLEM-MARÍ (ONLINE) See Monday, June 7.

Cheer on the Nashville Soccer Club vs Toronto FC at Nissan Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22.

TUE 22

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL

FREE TWEEN TUESDAY (ONLINE) See Tuesday, June 1.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL 615-690-4487 milb.com/nashville

Versus the Charlotte Knights at First Tennessee Park (19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville) at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $37.

TITANS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMPS: PAGE HIGH SCHOOL

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Kids can learn to run, throw, catch and defend like the pros from 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. at Page High School. Camps are led by former Titans players/coaches, aimed at children ages 7 - 14 and are four hours long for $79.

FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE) See Tuesday, June 1.

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THU 24 FREE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS MARKET See Thursday, June 3.

FREE FROM PAGE TO STAGE! BY MR. DAVID (ONLINE) See Thursday, June 3.

FREE GOODLETTSVILLE MUSIC ON MAIN SUMMER CONCERTS See Thursday, June 3.

THURSDAY NIGHT OUT AT CHEEKWOOD See Thursday, June 3.

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ho’s ready for peanuts and crackerjacks? As of last month, Nashville Sounds home games at First Horizon Park returned to 100 percent capacity for the first time in more than 600 days. There are plenty of giveaways and special promotions this season, including postgame fireworks (which typically happen on Friday home games) and postgame kids run the bases (which typically happens at Sunday home games). The Sounds play every day until Sept. 19 except for Mondays, when the team has its day off. Other changes at First Horizon Park include the entire ballpark going cashless for payment options.

Thursday, Jun 10 at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Indianapolis Indians Game Highlight: Throwback Thursday

Tuesday, June 8 at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Indianapolis Indians Game Highlight: AASC Peanut Free Night (the park goes peanut-free to ensure fans with peanut allergies can enjoy a worry-free night at the ballpark).

Sunday, Jun 27 at 6:15 p.m. vs. the Charlotte Knights Game Highlight: Postgame Kids Run the Bases Promotion: George Jones wind-up racer giveaway

SPECIALS IN JUNE

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Join the children under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department from 1:30 - 3 p.m. at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex (located at 515 Cherry Lane in Murfreesboro). Wear clothes and shoes to get wet in, and don’t forget your sunscreen and towel. For ages 12 and younger with adult supervision.

Friday, Jun 11 at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Indianapolis Indians Game Highlight: Postgame Fireworks Sunday, Jun 13 at 2:05 p.m. vs. the Indianapolis Indians Game Highlight: Postgame Kids Run the Bases Promotion: UT/Sounds cobranded apron giveaway Thursday, Jun 24 at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Charlotte Knights Game Highlight: Throwback Thursday Friday, Jun 25 at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Charlotte Knights Game Highlight: Postgame Fireworks

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THINGS TO DO FREE BALANCED YOGA (ONLINE) See Thursday, June 3.

FREE COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS GROUP AT LINEBAUGH 615-893-4131 rclstn.org

Fans and novices alike are encouraged to check out this monthly comics club at Linebaugh at 6:30 p.m. They’ll be revisiting classics as well as discussing more recent titles in the Linebaugh Club Room.

FREE JUNE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

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Join the White House community for the second Music Under the Stars of the summer from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Fran Hutson Amphitheater (105 College Street, White House). Food trucks available.

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK: ‘9 TO 5’

This family-friendly event takes place at Elmington Park (3531 West End Avenue, Nashville) at 5 p.m.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL See Tuesday, June 22.

‘GREASE’ LIVE MUSICAL AT CAPITOL THEATRE See Thursday, June 17.

Kids 12 and under can experience free games and activities at Iroquois Steeplechase’s family area on June 26. They can also compete in a stick horse race to win a $100 gift card to Phillips Toy Mart.

FRI 25

FREE FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY’S

REE BINGO ON THE LAWN AT SMYRNA LIBRARY

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TODDLER TIME WITH THOMAS

Come out to Arrington Vineyards at 6211 Patton Road from 5 - 9 p.m. for Food Truck Fridays, featuring live music by The Art Four Sale Band.

JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME

HPAC PRESENTS ‘DEAR MISS BARRETT’

See Wednesday, June 2.

See Friday, June 18.

THE PALACE THEATRE KID’S SUMMER MOVIE SERIES

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL

See Friday, June 4.

See Tuesday, June 22.

WEEKEND IN THE WETLANDS

FIREPIT FRIDAYS

See Friday, June 4. See Friday, June 4.

See Friday, June 4.

FREE LIVE CONCERTS ON MURFREESBORO SQUARE See Friday, June 4.

‘CREATING THE AMERICAN WEST IN ART’ FINAL WEEKEND AT THE FRIST 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

This is your last chance to see Creating the American West in Art, an exhibition of nearly 80 paintings and sculptures ranging in date from 1822 to 1946.

‘GREASE’ LIVE MUSICAL AT CAPITOL THEATRE See Thursday, June 17.

See Saturday, June 5.

FREE HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS & ARTISAN MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS See Saturday, June 5.

FREE NOLENSVILLE FARMERS MARKET

See Friday, June 4.

FREE MURFREESBORO SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET See Saturday, June 5.

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE 800-619-4802 iroquoissteeplechase.org

Rescheduled from May 8, the Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941 held at Percy Warner Park from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50.

FREE MUSIC CITY FOOD TRUCK PARK & FLEA MARKET

‘CHARLOTTE’S WEB’ PRESENTED BY NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

Nashville Children’s Theatre will present Charlotte’s Web June 26 - July 17 on Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. The location is West Glow Farm in Kingston Springs (1090 Old Brush Creek Rd). There will be live music and families are welcome to come and picnic. Tickets are $20.

See Saturday, June 5.

‘GREASE’ LIVE MUSICAL AT CAPITOL THEATRE

FREE BEE DAY AT THE GALLATIN FARMERS MARKET

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT

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See Saturday, June 5.

FREE FRANKLIN FARMER’S MARKET

Come out to the Gallatin Farmers Market (160 West Franklin Street) to learn more about the Honey Bee on from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn about beekeeping, pollination and honey production. Demonstrations, giveaways, storytime and more will take place on this important day to celebrate the Honey Bee!

FARM TOURS AT NOBLE SPRINGS DAIRY See Saturday, June 5.

‘CREATING THE AMERICAN WEST IN ART’ FINAL WEEKEND AT THE FRIST See Friday, June 25.

See Thursday, June 17.

See Tuesday, June 1.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE BORO KID-CON 615-898-7710 borokidcon.com

The 1st annual Boro Kid-Con, geared towards young entrepreneurs and all kids alike, will give attendees a handson experience full of fun for all ages. This free event will be taking place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Lane AgriPark in Murfreesboro.

FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, June 5.

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THINGS TO DO FREE HISTORIC STONEWALL MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL

Historic Stonewall Music and Arts Festival will celebrate all things Sumner County at the Sumner County Museum (183 West Main Street, Gallatin). They will showcase Sumner County musicians, artisans, food and beverages from 2 - 10 p.m.

HPAC PRESENTS ‘DEAR MISS BARRETT’ See Friday, June 18.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL See Tuesday, June 22.

FREE MURFREESBORO BOAT DAY 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov

Join Murfreesboro Parks & Rec from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for a Saturday morning of boat and water exploration at the Manson Pike Trailhead (1208 Searcy St., Murfreesboro). There will be several different types of canoes and kayaks for you to try. PFDs and paddles will be provided. No preregistration required.

NASHVILLE SC VS CF MONTRÉAL nashvillesc.com

Cheer on the Nashville Soccer Club vs. CF Montréal at Nissan Stadium. Match starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22.

NERF WAR AT MPACT SPORTS 615-377-3444 mpactsports.com

Mpact Sports offers a once a month community Nerf War from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Located at 121 Seaboard Lane in Franklin, this event continues to grow and they will have extra Nerf guns if you do not have your own.Doors open at 6 p.m. Price is $10 per warrior.

WATERMELON FESTIVAL 625-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com

Enjoy a slice of fresh, cold watermelon and cool off in the Splash Zone, which features the bubble blast pool and inflatable water slides at Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville. Test your skills in the watermelon crawl and watermelon eating contests. Cost is $12.99 online, $14.99 at the door.

SUN 27 ‘CREATING THE AMERICAN WEST IN ART’ FINAL DAY AT THE FRIST See Friday, June 25.

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM VAULT TOURS See Sunday, June 6.

FREE FLEA MARKET SUNDAYS AT PLAZA MARIACHI See Sunday, June 6.

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Enjoy free watermelon, contests, inflatable water slides, splash pad, bubble pool and contests like seed spitting and melon toss at Lucky Ladd Farms’ Watermelon Festival on June 30. FREE MUSIC IN THE VINES See Saturday, June 5.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

CARNTON SUNSET CONCERT SERIES 615-905-0687 boft.org

The Sunset Concert Series is a familyfriendly tradition providing outdoor concerts on the east lawn of Franklin’s Carnton Plantation from 6 - 8 p.m. The band for June 27 is Rubiks Groove: 80s and 90s Tribute Band. Advance tickets are $10.50 for adults and $5.50 for children ages 6-15; $15 at the gate.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

‘GREASE’ LIVE MUSICAL AT CAPITOL THEATRE See Thursday, June 17.

HPAC PRESENTS ‘DEAR MISS BARRETT’ See Friday, June 18.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL See Tuesday, June 22.

See Monday, June 7.

FREE EDMONDSON’S GOT ENERGY (ONLINE) See Monday, June 7.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE LEE CON KLEM-MARÍ (ONLINE) See Monday, June 7.

FREE LINEBAUGH TEEN COOKING PROGRAM (ONLINE) See Monday, June 7.

TUE 29 FREE TWEEN TUESDAY (ONLINE) See Tuesday, June 1.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE PANEL DISCUSSION: COMIC BOOK CLUB (ONLINE) See Tuesday, June 1.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL

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FREE MS. LOU ANNE’S FUN TIME STORYTIME (ONLINE)

Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious tennis championship in the world, begins this year on June 29 and ends on July 11.

Versus the Louisville Cardinals at First Tennessee Park at 7:05 p.m.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

WED 30 JUMPAROO TODDLER TIME See Wednesday, June 2.

FREE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME: INVENT AN INSTRUMENT (ONLINE) countrymusichalloffame.org

Participants will take a virtual look at homemade and innovative instruments in the museum galleries, such as Les Paul’s early electric guitar prototype, “The Log,” and learn how to make their own homemade guitar from recycled materials. Program happens via Zoom from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

FREE CASSIE’S CUDDLES (ONLINE) See Wednesday, June 2.

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE POP! MADE WITH LEGO® BRICKS See Tuesday, June 1.

TINKERING GARAGE EXHIBIT See Tuesday, June 1.

FREE BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS

See Wednesday, June 2.

MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM VS. PANAMA NATIONAL TEAM nissanstadium.com

The Mexican National Team is coming back to Nissan Stadium at 8 p.m. Mexico faces Panama in an exhibition game ahead of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Tickets range from $40-$150.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL See Tuesday, June 29.

EARLY EXPLORERS See Monday, June 7.

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Nashville Theatre School is a musical theatre school in West Nashville/Belle Meade offering professional theatre instruction in acting, singing and dancing.

Summer 2021 Willy Wonka, Kids Peter Pan, Jr NTS on Broadway

Productions, Classes, Camps, and Workshops June, July and August Ages 4-18

615-477-1628 | 106 Page Road, Nashville www.nashvilletheatreschool.com

JUNE SPECIAL BOGO 1/2 OFF MONTH FOR OUR ADULT PARTICIPANTS Make Your Own Art Studio Parties and Events Gift Shop 213 Franklin Road #110 Brentwood 615-483-9847 www.sparkartbrentwood.com

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SUMMER CAMPS

A SPECIAL ADVERTISING DIRECTORY

& AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS Look for more camps in the directories on our website at nashvilleparent.com/ directories.

ATA MARTIAL ARTS 1724 Carothers Pkwy, Brentwood 615-370-7027 | atanashville.com

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

At ATA Martial Arts we offer classes for kids of all ages and adults. Our popular classes include Tiny Tigers (ages 3 - 6), Karate for Kids and our adult classes for moms and dads. We offer safe CDC compliant in-person classes, zoom classes and open gym training. We have over 400 students learning and practicing martial arts six days a week, under the guidance of our experienced and qualified instructors. Our lead instructor, Albert Lee, is a 6th degree blackbelt, ATA certified instructor with 20+ years of martial arts teaching experience. Learn more about Taekwondo, our facility and instructors, and our full training schedule online on our website.

Boost Gymnastics offers theme-based co-ed kids camps throughout the year for ages 3 - 12. Summer, Fall Break, Holiday, and Spring Break. Outta School Spot camp is for school-age youth when school is out. Don’t see the date you need? We offer custom camps just for your needs. We need at least 10 campers to put on a custom camp for you. All of our camps have great instructors, small groups, games, crafts, swimming (ages 5 - 12), inflatable obstacle courses, field house play time, and of course great gymnastics/tumbling. Our camps are not gymnastics focused, but more of an active fun and fitness camp. Our campers have the opportunity to participate in many different activities and events. They will have a fantastic time!

DAY CAMPS – Winter, Spring Break, and Summer Camps, age 5 - grade 6. THE place for your child to have a fun and memorable experience. Campers discover strengths, complete challenges, and create life-long memories. Traditional camp with exciting recreation and games. Includes archery, pedal karts, climbing tower, giant swing, zip lines, and more!

DEER RUN CAMPS & RETREATS 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 615-794-2918 | deerrun.camp/camps contact@deerrun.camp

OVERNIGHT CAMPS – THE place for your preteen and youth (grades 3 - 10) to have a fun and a memorable camp experience. One and two-week camps. Campers discover strengths, complete challenges, create life-long memories, and form deeper friendships when they unplug and connect with others. Lake activities, zip lines, games, and more. FAMILY CAMPS – Year-round adventures for all ages. Customize your experience by choosing recreational activities your family will enjoy: zip lines, giant swing, pedal karts, and more. All-inclusive: upscale accommodations, recreation, games, movie night (outdoor when weather permits), meals. Spend focused time together, create long-lasting memories, share adventures, explore nature, and become powerfully united.

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SUMMER CAMPS

A SPECIAL ADVERTISING DIRECTORY

Voted best sleep-away camp more than six times in the Best of Parenting reader’s poll. One- and two-week sessions. Ages 6 - 16. Member of Christian Camping International and accredited by AEE and ACA. Traditional camp activities. Facilities include a heated pool, tennis courts, climbing tower, horseback riding, bathrooms and showers in all cabins. Campers select six activities daily. 5:1 camperto-counselor ratio.

RIVERVIEW CAMP FOR GIRLS 757 CR 614, Mentone, AL 800-882-0722 | riverviewcamp.com

VANDERBILT PROGRAMS FOR TALENTED YOUTH On the Vanderbilt Campus 615-322-8261 | pty.vanderbilt.edu

Riverview is embraced by tall graceful pines and billowing hardwoods, nestled into a bend of Little River atop Lookout Mountain. Beautiful flower gardens grow along the pebble pathways and building entrances throughout the campground. Girls live in simple yet lovely rustic cabins with the modern conveniences necessary to make camping comfortable.

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 meet 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.

A NEW LEAF

7520 Charlotte Pike, Nashville (ages 2 - 5) 4341 Pecan Valley Road, Nashville (ages 5 - 12) 615-585-9790 | anewleafnashville.org | elle@anewleafnashville.org

Learn to become an ecological sustainable farmer and goatherd as our explorations take us on many adventures throughout natural landscapes. Hike hills, seek natural treasures, sift the pond for salamanders, tend our organic garden, and raise chickens and goats. Arts, science inquiry, and sports for children 3 - 14 yrs. complement this one-of-a-kind farm experience. Looking for a relief from virtual schooling? Visit our website to see our enrichment programs.

CAMP ROCKMONT FOR BOYS 375 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 828-686-3885 | rockmont.com

At Camp Rockmont, campers and staff work together to create an incredibly fun and meaningful Christian community in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Each summer, Rockmont serves over 1,600 boys from all over the U.S. and other countries. We partner with parents to invite young men to answer a universal call to adventure and discover things about themselves that require the kind of experience that only a quality boys summer camp can provide.

CAMP WOODMONT

ACTING ALL AROUND

410 Verandah Lane, Franklin 615-375-3565 | actingallaround.com | skzanotti@gmail.com

Summer Theater Camps from Acting All Around. Let’s Make a Play! – Through improvised storytelling and exploration, students will create their own original short play. Audition Technique – This camp is for teens wanting to take their performance skills to the next level. Call or visit our website for more information. Book Today!

381 Moonlight Drive, Cloudland, GA 423-472-6070 | campwoodmont.com

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

CREEKSIDE RIDING ACADEMY AND STABLES

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

Opening minds to the wonders of science and technology for 75 years. Plan an adventure for the family including a show in the Sudekum Planetarium, an immersive experience of sound and music in soundBox, live science shows and more!

2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin 615-595-7547 | creeksideridingstables.com

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 animals gives riders confidence in many areas of life!

BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin 615-567-8327 | battlegroundacademy.org/camps

D-BAT

Battle Ground Academy is Williamson County’s No. 1 private K - 12 school, and in the summers, it’s home to a robust camp program for children ages 4 and up. With half- and full-day options available, our on-campus programming includes more than 40 camps, ranging from art and cheerleading to coding and soccer. Students can hone their skills in an athletic camp, enjoy a breadth of activities in Cannon Ball Camp, or explore new passions in our arts and enrichment programs – or DO IT ALL by participating in multiple sessions throughout the summer.

7006 Westbelt Drive, Nashville 615-866-3228 | dbatnashville.com | jc@dbatnashville.com

D-BAT, the premier baseball and softball batting cage and training academy in Nashville, is hosting 10 straight weeks of summer camp. From 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. every weekday from May 31 to Aug. 6, our professional instructors will lead kids 7 - 12 years old through a series of hitting, fielding and pitching drills, plus they’ll sprinkle in some wiffleball, kickball and dodgeball, too. It’s the perfect blend of fun and fundamentals for any aspiring athlete. listings continue on page 56...

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SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS Now Registering!

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tap • ballet • jazz • hip hop • pointe voice • piano • music theatre • yoga www.EliteDanceMusicAndArt.com

7177 Nolensville Road Suite B-1 Nolensville 615-776-4202

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Sr. Teen • June 13-18, Grades 9-12 Junior 1 • June 20-25, Ages 8-11 Junior 2 • June 27-July 2, Ages 8-11 Early Teen 1 • July 4-9, Ages 12-14 Junior 3 • July 11-16, Ages 8-11 Junior 4 • July 18-23, Ages 8-11 Early Teen 2 • July 25-30, Ages 12-14 Junior 5 • Aug. 1-6, Ages 8-11

Weekly Camps in June and July

Trail Rides • Grooming & Games Safe Horse Handling • Riding Lessons

CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables

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

www.creeksideridingstables.com

Conveniently located 1 hour south of Nashville Crafts Mountain Biking Zipline Climbing Walls Horses Bible Lessons Archery Swimming Canoeing and more

DAY CAMPS

Ages 6-10 Camp Eagle • June 21-25 Camp Falcon • June 28-July 2 Camp Hawk • July 12-16 Camp Owl • July 19-23

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MISSOURI MILITARY ACADEMY

ELITE DANCE AND FITNESS

204 North Grand Street, Mexico MO 888-564-6662 | missourimilitaryacademy.org

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

We feature award-winning summer camps where campers will have a magical experience of ballet, tumbling, hip hop, creative movement, singing, arts and crafts, dress-up and story-time to go along with their respective camp’s theme. They will also be engaging in plenty of self confidence building activities that will have your child reaching for the stars!

Welcome to the Midwest’s biggest, baddest backyard. This ain’t a video game. It’s the real deal – 288 acres of woods, fields, rocks, creeks and ponds are here to be explored and enjoyed. And our military-trained leaders are here to show your son the ropes. Summer Academy (academic residential camp for boys, day camp for boys or girls, grades 7-12). Leadership Camp (boys, ages 12-17). Confidence Camp (boys, ages 8-11). All-Sports Camp (boys, ages 8-14). Equestrian Day Camp (boys and girls, ages 8-18). Summer Jazz Academy (boys and girls, ages 12-18). Bagpipe and Drums Summer Camp (co-ed, all ages)

HIYC SAIL CAMP

615-260-7405 | hiyc.org/sail-camp-2021

Ages 7 - 17, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (no before- or after-care provided). All levels of experience are welcome. We sail several types of boats, including Optimist Prams, Lasers, RS Zest, and RS Feva sailboats. Sailors will be assigned to boats according to age and skill level. No sailing experience necessary!

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

Our winter, spring and summer camps inspire a lifelong enthusiasm for science and learning, teaching creative problem-solving skills, teamwork and perseverance in an entertaining, kid-friendly setting. The camps are full- or half-day and are excellent for ages 5 - 12. Sibling discounts are available.

HOOVER ACADEMY

615-454-1433 | hooverlearninggroup.com

Hoover Academy is an academic coaching and dyslexia intervention center for the greater Nashville area that caters to students of all ages. Our coaches and dyslexia specialists are highly trained and experienced in their fields of instruction. We believe in using a collaborative approach to create a tailored learning plan for every student. It is our goal to help students leave each session feeling prepared and confident.

MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY, SUMMER @ MBA 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville 615-298-5514 | montgomerybell.edu/camps

More than 100 sports, enrichment and academic camps and classes allow rising first graders to high school boys and girls to fill their summer with activities. Offerings include sports, outdoor adventure, art, leadership, study skills, science, crafts and computer. MBA faculty, staff and students work with campers, providing families a glimpse of the MBA community. Visit our website and click on the “Camp” tab.

LET IT SHINE GYMNASTICS FUNTASTIC SUMMER CAMP 1892 General George Patton Dr., Franklin 615-369-3547 | lisgym.com

May 24 - Aug. 5. Includes trampoline, obstacle courses, rope swing, zip line, tumble track, bounce house, water slides, games, relay races, theme weeks and much more! Our Extended Care program is extra hours available before and after the camp day. 10% early bird registration discount good now through Mar. 31. Register now!

LIPSCOMB MENS SOCCER CAMPS 4109 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 615-200-7533 | lipscombmenssoccercamps.com

This camp will provide an accurate college soccer environment that gives each student-athlete prospect a chance to compare themselves against some of the best high school players in the country. Evaluations for each camper will be presented by our camp staff. During non-training hours staff will administer seminars that cover a gamut of topics. Such topics will include learning how to prevent injuries, increasing flexibility, agility and strength pertaining to soccer fitness. Conditioning, mental training and time management skills for the college athlete will all be covered as well as succeeding in the admissions and recruiting process.

MATHNASIUM

3748 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville | 615-891-3384 18 Cadillac Drive, Brentwood | 615-942-2629 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. 240D Hendersonville | 615-991-6811 3411 Memorial Blvd., Ste. 3 Murfreesboro | 615-890-6284 Nolensville location coming soon mathnasium.com

Children out of school lose more comprehension in math than in any other subject. And with so many weeks of missed school, now is a critical time in your child’s education. We pinpoint the gaps in learning sustained during COVID. With custom-built learning plans and face-to-face instruction, we help reverse the “COVID slide” so they can be on track for the fall. Our live online tutoring service, Mathnasium@Home, is the same live instruction as our learning center but in the comfort of your home.

MUSIC CITY ALL STARS 215 Gothic Court, #102, Franklin 615-915-1047 | musiccityallstars.com

Jump into our exciting world or summer camps in 2021. This summer we will feature four weekly themed dance camps for kids of all ages starting June 14th with our popular princess tea party camp, then Mermaid Magic, our Unicorn camp and the brand new Circus Camp. All special, unique and most importantly fun! We are open and following the Safer Studio™ guidelines to keep our dancers and staff safe.

NASHVILLE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ELF & FAIRY CAMP 615-255-2273 | nashvilleshakes.org

Elf & Fairy Camp is a week-long, after-school experience that will have campers learning, playing, rehearsing, and performing! We’ll study a sonnet, create our own magical characters using Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as inspiration, and learn a song and dance to be performed before Twelfth Night. Taught by NSF Apprentice Company members and Teaching Artists, the camp will take place after-school from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Mon., Tue., and Wed. Then, Thu. - Sun. evenings during the Summer Shakespeare Festival, campers will be on stage as part of the Apprentice Company’s Green Show!

NASHVILLE SKATING ACADEMY 222 25th Ave. N, Nashville 615-928-7977 | nashvilleiceskate.com

Nashville Skating Academy is the oldest ice skating school in Middle Tennessee. Established in 2005, NSA has been introducing Nashville area families to the world of skating for 16 years. NSA’s mission is to foster a love of ice skating for Nashville’s youth and adults through programs such as Learn to Skate USA, figure skating group classes, summer camps, private instruction, and various specialty programs. Whether your future skater’s dream is to play in the NHL, be a competitive figure skater or to just learn to skate, NSA has a program designed to help them reach their goals. listings continue on page 59...

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Spend your summer exploring nature! Experience the natural world through hands-on activities, close encounters with live animals, nature hikes and outdoor play. Explorers Naturalist Camp: Jun. 7 - 11, ages 6 - 9. Search for tadpoles in the pond, crayfish in the creek and butterflies in the garden! Insect Naturalist Camp: Jun. 21 - 25, ages 8 - 12. Explore the forest, fields, creeks and ponds in search of dragonflies, beetles, butterflies and more.

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

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Our summer camps have been making history for more than 20 years! One of Nashville’s best-kept secrets, our award-winning day camps are adventurous. From exploring History’s Mysteries to Tennessee Tales, the Wave of 1812 to the Civil War, you and your camper will be amazed at how fun history can be.

OVERBROOK SCHOOL 4210 Harding Pike, Nashville 615-292-5134 x3206 | overbrook.edu

Camp Overbrook is a co-ed, summer camp offering a dedicated program for ages 3 yrs. - rising grade K campers. We are committed to personalized and engaging experiences, with small groups and exceptional staff from our very own Overbrook employees. The program provides a structured environment filled with summer fun. Days are designed with theme-based activities, including guest visitors, STEM projects, art, and imagination play. The program also offers a “Year Round” experience for our incoming and current PK families.

ST. ANDREWS-SEWANEE SCHOOL 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee 931-598-5651 | sasweb.org/summer

SAS Summer Camp in Sewanee offers 550 acres with lakes, trails, sports facilities, dorms, and a dining hall reminiscent of Hogwarts. Combining traditional camp activities with specialty sessions - sign language, culinary arts, pottery, technology, dance, folk music, yoga, woodworking, climbing - campers create their own schedules based on individual interests.

SPARTAN SOCCER ACADEMY 615-633-5967 | spartansoccer.org

Summer soccer camps, Jun. 14 - Jul. 30. Think Forward Summer Training Academy (ages 9 -17) and Spartan Summer Soccer Academy (ages 5 - 8). Elite soccer training program for players preparing for competitive soccer at all levels. Skills based, foot-skills, shooting, passing and moving the ball forward as a team. Optional Goalkeeper or Speed/Agility session. Choose the weeks to fit your summer schedule. Locations in Franklin and Murfreesboro.

TENNESSEE BEEF COUNCIL CULINARY CAMPS

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Let your child’s inner chef shine at this fun two day virtual cooking camp all about beef. We will cook several beef recipes together, learn about different cuts of beef, nutrition, food safety, and more. This class is best suited for kids ages 10 - 16. Prior to the start of camp, we will send a grocery list and supply list so you can follow along with the recipes at home. All participants will receive a goodie bag after participating in the camp. Registration limited to 50 participants.

THE WEBB SCHOOL CAMP DAY & BOARDING

319 Webb Road E, Bell Buckle 931-389-6003 | thewebbschool.com/academics/summer-program

Art, outdoor adventure with zip line, robotics, science and more! Co-ed, current grades 2 - 8. Session 1: Jun. 14 - 18. Session 2: Jun. 21 - 25. Session 3: Jun. 28 - Jul. 2. Day Camp: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $250 ($50 off each addition week). Bus service from Murfreesboro and Tullahoma, $50 per week. Overnight Camp: Check in Sunday at 5 p.m. Cost: $750 ($50 off each additional week)

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319 Webb Road E, Bell Buckle 931-389-6003 | thewebbschool.com/academics/summer-program

E.T.C. GYMNASTICS 1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro | 615-867-6900 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna | 615-617-7644 etcgymnastics.com

Jul. 19 - 23. Co-ed, current grades 2 - 8. Day Camp: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $250. Bus service from Murfreesboro and Tullahoma, $50 per week. Overnight Camp: Check in Sunday at 5 p.m. Cost: $750.

HORTON HAVEN CHRISTIAN CAMP 3711 Reed Harris Road, Lewisburg 931-364-7656 | hortonhaven.org

We are OPEN this summer! Overnight camps and day camps are running as scheduled. We will be operating with fewer campers and new procedures for cleaning and sanitizing. It’s time to get outside!

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CAMPS 615-856-4772 | nashvilledaycamps.com info@leadershipacademyllc.com

Leadership Academy creates camps that connect children to nature, makes friends and develops social skills for children ages 6 - 17. We believe that play and outdoor exploration increases creativity, confidence, social intelligence and grit. Our goal is to get children outside, exploring, learning, playing and having fun so that they develop a strong sense of self and a deeper connection to nature. Our camps are Leadership Academy Camp at Warner Park, Camp Bells Bend Beaman, Nashville Sail Camp, Mountain Bike Camp, and Teen Leadership Adventure.

LET THERE BE ROCK NASHVILLE 9695 Lebanon Road #330, Mt. Juliet 301-401-0927 | ltbrsnashville.com

Let There Be Rock School Nashville is a combination lesson facility and after-school rock and roll community center. Students from 5 yrs. of age to adults learn guitar, vocals, pianos, keyboards, drums, bass guitar, ukulele and more. We also offer lessons in song writing, audio recording/production and special EFX. Take lessons, join a band and play live shows.

NASHVILLE THEATRE SCHOOL 106 Page Road, Nashville nashvilletheatreschool.com

Nashville Theatre School is a musical theatre school in West Nashville/Belle Meade offering classes for ages 6 - 18. Students audition, rehearse and perform popular Broadway musicals. Past shows include Hairspray Jr., Seussical Jr., Legally Blonde Jr., and many Disney musicals as well.

ONE GOAL SPORTS Murfreesboro 615-896-7309 | onegoalsports.net

A non-profit, community-based sports league providing quality sports programming for families in a fun, Christian environment. Now registering for fall soccer, basketball, flag football and others.

PEACHTREE FARMS EQUESTRIAN CENTER 4819 Hwy 96 E., Arrington 615-419-1089 | peachtreefarms.com

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.

PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 410 DeJarmette Lane, Murfreesboro 615-904-0902 | providencechristian.com

We are an inter-denominational Pre-K – grade 12 school. Offering a classical education with a Christian worldview and parental involvement. As our mission statement says, “We are teaching students to seek God’s truth and equipping them with the tools for a lifetime of learning.” We are fully accredited by ACSI, the Association of Christian Schools International, and by AdvancED. PCA Summer Camps begin soon! A variety of half-day and full-day camps are offered for students entering grades K - 8. To view camp schedules, camp descriptions and register visit our website.

SPARK: AN ART STUDIO 213 Franklin Road, Ste. 110, Brentwood 615-483-9847 | sparkartbrentwood.com

Spark: An Art Studio is a walk-in, make-your-own-art studio. Artwork is made with glass and mosaic tile on canvas or wood. We are the perfect place to relax and have fun.

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