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o, who among you isn’t satisfied? Who has children tugging at a leg, needing a nose wipe, and it’s just annoying? Who’s exhausted and spent and doesn’t want to play anymore? It’s normal. It happens to all of us. Every so often we can fall into “woe is me” and that’s when you know you need a break. You don’t need reminding about your love for your children. You can just walk into their bedrooms at night and get all choked up watching their tender little bodies sleep. If you are weary of it all, if you wish there were a little more zip in your life, you need reminding about what matters most. And it’s not THEM. It’s NOT your kids. It’s YOU. Without YOU fully present and engaged, you will become depleted. Worn out. Miserable. So hear me. You are not your spouse. You are not “Taylor’s mom,” or the good daughter-in-law or the favorite aunt, you are YOU. No one else. You can’t be anything else but YOU. And you wanted babies so much. You wanted a life with children and to take walks and to make beds and to maybe even go to the seaside together if you could swing it. You wanted to read bedtime stories. You wanted to see the baby take her first steps. You wanted and wanted and wanted. But when the second baby came along it started to be a bit more of a daily grind. And then a lot of a grind with baby number 3. And soon enough, you were in it up to your elbows, and that’s a whole lot of macaroni. And it can stop being fun. Yet time keeps ticking. Moms and dads can lose their way and start to take everything for granted. And that’s when you have to say, “Stop.” Just, “Stop.” That’s when you have to call your girlfriends and make time for them so you can sort out what’s going on. You need to ask questions and ask for advice and listen and laugh and remember. You need to fight to hold on to YOU, because you can easily disappear into the pit of living your life only for your kids. It’s a lie that moms who give themselves up for the sake of their kids are raising them right. Your kids want you to be YOU. So hold on. When it gets tough, when the perfectness of everyone else gets to you and your own world just bugs you to no end, take a break. Say your prayers. And know that something far more powerful is going on in the world and you are nothing but a tiny crumb among crumbs, and there but for the grace of God go you. You were given the greatest gift of all in your children, so buck up. Go watch your kids sleeping tonight and hold yourself tightly.

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“Yelling, spanking and shaming would be ‘pubic humiliation.’ All this mom did was a proper time-out. Waiting until you’re home to punish isn’t a good idea either. I think she did the right thing.”

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“One person called it public humiliation. I say she did a great job! Instead of beating or slapping her kids like I see on every visit to Walmart, she did it the proper way. If the kids were humiliated, then that taught them a lesson to not humiliate their mom in public by acting like they did!”

pics of your kids and bragging about your way of discipline online, where everything is permanent, is ‘humble bragging’ and it’s an icky personality trait.” Jennifer Morgan

“I don’t think punishing a child in public for his bad behavior will embarrass him when others are looking. I have leaned in very close to my child saying I need her to calm down. If we can’t do that then we walk out of the store and leave. I will discipline at home.” Vasanta Knight

“We would leave wherever we were and go home. No sense in making everyone around us miserable, too.” Jill Schwamberger-Drouillard

“My kids have stood in the corner at Chuck E. Cheese’s and sat in time-out on the end caps at Target. Particularity when kids are young, you have to deal with the behavior right there. They don’t get it if you wait until they get home.” Tanya Bricco- McQuillan

“It looks like she took young children to the grocery store right after school. That is poor planning. These kids haven’t seen each other all day. They have had to be on their ‘best behavior’ for their teachers. Instead, take them to burn off some energy at the playground and use something like Clicklist for groceries. Stop expecting children to act like adults.”

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MIND &BODY

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he sounds of summer can be music to one’s ears, but they can also cause damage, especially to Baby. From lawn mowers and fireworks to outdoor summer concerts, prolonged exposure to loud sounds can lead to noise-induced hearing loss in little ones. Sound is measured in decibels (dB). Normal conversation is typically around 60 dB. Regular exposure to noise higher than 85 dB can cause hearing loss. Considering an average concert blasts sound between 100 - 120 dB, you might want to think twice before taking Baby along to that next show ... or make sure you’re appropriately protecting his ears. “Overexposure to loud noise is the most common cause of noise-induced hearing loss in children,” says Dontal Johnson, M.D., CPT, assistant professor of pediatrics at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

BABIES HEAR IN UTERO, TOO

Babies are more sensitive to sound than adults, so how loud is too loud for them? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests avoiding noise levels exceeding 45 dB. “Often, this is the rule applied in NICUs across America,” Johnson says. While short-term effects of loud noises are usually tinnitus (ringing in the ear) or a temporary shift in the sound threshold, longer exposure can cause permanent problems. “Long-term exposure, greater than eight hours of persistently loud noise (85 dB) can lead to permanent damage, or sensorineural hearing loss,” Johnson says. Hearing loss in babies can lead to speech delays, and loud noises can cause other complications for young children, too. “Some studies have demonstrated that loud noises can lead to hypoxemia (low oxygen level in the blood) in infants as well as behavioral and physiological changes. Other studies have linked assoTHAT’S ciations between chronic loud TOO LOUD! noise exposure and impaired Lawn mowers, jazz & rock concerts, cognitive function, decreased personal music players set too loud, a reading comprehension, chainsaw, a radio-controlled airplane, a jack growth retardation, longhammer, sirens, fireworks within three feet, term memory problems and loud engines up close, gun shots and more. sleep disturbances to name a few,” Johnson says. Source: John Hopkins Medicine Health The ball can begin rolling Library on those aforementioned issues before Baby is born. If you’re pregnant and attend loud concerts or other events, keep in mind there’s a potential negative effect on your unborn child.

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>> Connections with friends have a significant effect on your well-being!

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om life is incredibly rewarding, but it can also be downright depleting. Having friends and a strong support network to see you through thick and thin times fills your life with power and love. There are lots of places to meet new friends, but everywhere you go, moms are down on their phones. Find’em with your tech. These top apps will help you make those muchneeded connections and they’re all free: • MOM.LIFE: Meet other moms for community, support and fun. • PEANUT: Choose your friends in a Tinder-like app. Swipe up if she looks like a potential friend. Find moms you like here, chat, share advice and more.

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>> Fitness, classes, parties, swaps. Make life sing for you! Get past the just-going-out-to-dinner rut by expanding your ideas about Mom’s Night Outs to include daytime playdate activities and classes. How about a little YOGA? Free yoga takes place every Wednesday at Hot Yoga in East Nashville (807 Main St.). It includes all 15 class offerings from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. — Power Flow, Yin Yoga and Hot 26 (Bikram method yoga). “Yoga, at its essence, means ‘union,’ and we are committed to deepening our services to the community that has been our home since day one,” says owner Brooke Allison. While classes are free, donations are accepted, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Martha O’Bryan Center’s education programs. Hot Yoga’s free classes are available on a firstcome, first-serve basis, so get there early. Call 615678-8079 or visit hotyogaeastnashville.com for more

MORE PLAYDATES TO CONSIDER: • Host a gathering at your place for a clothing swap. • Host a wine tasting at your home — have each guest bring a bottle of something they want to try. • How about a cooking class? Dabble Studio hosts groups as does Sur La Table, Whole Foods, The Kitchen, Maggiano’s and The Curious Kitchen.

JULY 12: Yoga on the Field at Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville. Hot Yoga Plus instructors lead a one-hour yoga session for all levels. Afterward, mix and mingle over cocktails and other activities. Yogaonthefield.com. JULY 19: Cocktail Crawl at Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. A walking tour through the gardens and Cracking Art exhibit as you “crawl” bar to bar to taste signature craft cocktails along the way. The $25 ticket includes admission to Thursday Night Out. Cheekwood.org.

• Host a Netflix binge party. • Go line dancing as a group at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. • Do a walking food tour via Walk, Eat Nashville. Choose from East Nashville, Midtown/Vandy or Sobro/Downtown. The cost for three hours is $58 per person and includes six tastings, meeting chefs and more. • Host a Mom’s Night In once a week with your tribe where everyone takes turns hosting. You’ll go through all kinds of life discoveries together.

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BACK-T0SCHOOL FAIR BRINGS NEW FLAIR TO TAX-FREE WEEKEND Discover trendy attire for kids at the new fall fashion show on Saturday, July 28.

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Kids can rock out with Ralph Covert on The Lil’ Pilgrim’s stage during the Pilgrimage Festival Sept. 22 - 23 in Franklin.

ure, you wanna see Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Dave Matthews and more across several stages at the annual Pilgrimage Festival Sept. 22 - 23. However, you best get your two-day pass NOW while it’s cheaper at $185. Once that level sells out, the price goes up to $210. Keep an eye out for single-day passes on the website as well. Also, plan to take the kids so they don’t miss the fun — ages 10 and younger get in FREE! This year, along with the return of Ralph Covert of Grammynominated Ralph’s World fame, kids can expect to hear new and popular music from other children’s entertainers. Among them are Latin Grammy winner 123 Andres, Siama, Mister G, Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, Cousin Cajun Mike and others. The Lil’ Pilgrim’s area has more activities this year, including sessions in kid improv, puppet performances, magic shows and a children’s songwriting workshop. The Pilgrimage Festival takes place from 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm (239 Franklin Road, Franklin). A weekend parking pass for one car on site is $60. You can find more affordable off-site parking and walk to the event area (we strongly recommend a wagon or stroller for the kids!). Learn more at pilgrimagefestival.com.

QUICK BITS ... Are you considering homeschooling your child this school year? Sign up to attend the free HOMESCHOOL 101 workshop on Tuesday, July 10. From 6 - 7 p.m., Educuational Consultant Randall Bedwell goes over the hype and busts myths associated with homeschooling while providing a blueprint for your student’s online academic success. The one-hour workshop takes place at Westhaven Residents’ Club located

at 401 Cheltenham Ave., Franklin. Space is limited. Learn more at eventbrite.com/e/ homeschool-101-tickets-42641786732 ... Amandine Bossy, birth concierge at Mama Moon, has a new class for expecting moms. It’s called AQUANATAL, and it takes place at Prairie Life Fitness (300 Shingle Way, Franklin). Aquanatal utilizes gentle aqua aerobics and birth preparation to help you get ready for birth. The

technique builds stamina while you work on your pelvic floor, breathing, pushing and relaxation — all while in the water. Being in the water also helps detoxify; increase circulation; and improve your sleep pattern, moods and self-esteem. Classes take place every Sunday through July 29 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per session. Learn more at 615-973-2377 or mama-moon.com/ aquanatal.html ... Have you been to the new

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ELLISTON PLACE SODA SHOP at 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-5, Franklin? It offers the same great faves from the famous Nashville location. You can get breakfast, lunch and dinner, and your kids will love their creamy milkshakes. Call 615-656-0045 or visit ellistonplacesodashop. com to learn more ... THE SOCIAL SPOT is a new social and support group for very mild to highfunctioning youth on the autism spectrum. It’s set

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classes are for students entering grades 4 6. Sessions take place from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. Programs take place at the following Nashville schools: Rose Park Middle School, 1025 Ninth Ave. S. (July 10 - 11 & 17 - 18) and Stratford STEM Magnet School, 1800 Stratford Ave. (July 24 - 25 & Aug. 1 - 2). While admission is free, you must register your child in advance. It’s easy to sign up at adventuresci.org/scienceinthesummer.

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magic in town just for Mom and Dad! On your next parents’ night out adventure, consider making reservations at The Smith House (167 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville). World-renowned magician Justin Flom of Wizard Wars fame hosts a weekly residency show, THE STANDARD OF MAGIC, on select dates through Thursday, Aug. 30. “I am thrilled to bring

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regnancy symptoms are so intense! “You are literally ‘pregnant all over,’” says OB/GYN Stephen M. Staggs, M.D., with TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital. “Estrogen and progesterone levels rise and help support a beneficial environment for growing a baby, giving rise to many maternal symptoms that can be at a minimum, unpleasant,” he adds. Of course, if you experience something that’s “not right,” call your doctor pronto.

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• TOOT, TOOT Hey, it happens. There will be gas and bloating and sometimes painful cramping that makes you worry. Stay away from foods that cause gas like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, onions and sodas, according to Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy (Holt; 2002). • SAWING WOOD Well, what do you expect? It’s too hard to sleep on your tummy now, so you’re a regular chain saw. It’s those swollen mucous membranes! Try using a humidifier to moisten up the air a bit and make sure your head (and tummy) are well propped in bed. G’night, honey!

• STUFFY NOSE/ BLOCKED EARS This is due to the increased volume of blood in your body according to Pregnancy Day by Day (DK; 2018).

• BLEEDING GUMS We already told you: Hormonal changes make more blood pump through your body and that means everywhere, including your gums. Keep on taking good care of your teeth — and that means flossing!

• VOCAL CHANGES Your hormonal changes have relaxed your ligaments and your voice is different. Some women say they can’t sing in the third trimester, according to newsmedical.net.

• BLINDED BY THE LIGHT Especially if your eyes are blue, being pregnant makes your eyes more sensitive to light. Practically every little thing is more sensitive now. Good reason for snapping up a new pair of shades.

• PTYALISM Spitting like a sailor? It’s related to your morning sickness and usually subsides after the first trimester, according to What to Expect When You’re Expecting (Workman; 2016). While it’s gross to make so much saliva (keep some kind of spittoon on hand), this too shall pass!

•THICKER HAIR OR HAIR BREAKING OFF How each woman’s hormones play out will be different. If you have thick hair naturally, it may become thinner. If you have thin hair it may get thicker. Hair may break off. Sorry.

• STICKY DISCHARGE Just keeping it real, here. Because of your increased hormones and blood, a pale yellow or white discharge can appear throughout your pregnancy. It shouldn’t smell bad, and wearing a light sanitary pad can help.

• INTENSE SENSE OF SMELL OR NO SMELL AT ALL Some women can’t stand the smell of certain things in the first trimester ... others can’t stand certain things throughout their entire pregnancy. On the other hand, some women lose their sense of smell! Go figure.

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ou may not eat dirt when you’re pregnant, but baby bumps DO change your appetite. The reason? Neuropeptide Y or NPY, according to Psychology Today. NPY is a neurotransmitter in the hypothalamus, and pregnant women make more of it. Cravings can strike at any time and they can change baby by baby. Contrary to some beliefs, your cravings are not related to the gender of the baby you’re carrying.

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• SALTY French fries, mixed nuts, different sauces like excess vinegar, chicken tenders. • SWEETS Chocolate, ice cream, pastries, candy. All of the sudden you can experience a desire for something like this. And it can repeat itself. • SPICY & HOT Chili peppers, salsa, and cuisines known for their fiery counterparts. • BIZARRE COMBOS Pickles and ice cream, pickles and peanut butter, tuna fish and bananas.

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BABY PAGES Do Kids REALLY Keep You Young?

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oms keep themselves young and fit chasing littles around, right? Not necessarily. A current study published in Human Reproduction found that having a child can actually accelerate aging for moms. Researchers from George Mason University in Virginia examined 2,000 women’s “telomeres” — the essential parts of human cells that affect how our cells age. The research shows the telomeres of women with kids are the same length as women 11 years older who are childless. But fear not! Other research shows that regular exercise slows down the aging process in humans. The takeaway? Keep chasing around those littles!

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new study on co-sleeping with babies published in Infant and Child Development shows moms who cosleep may experience depression or the feeling of being judged. One-hundred-and-three mothers were evaluated for sleep patterns and their perceptions on baby sleep by researchers at Penn State University in 2017. It was found that moms who continued to co-sleep past their baby’s 6-monthsold mark were more likely to be depressed than mothers who stopped co-sleeping — and it may be related to criticism received for continuing to co-sleep. “We definitely saw that the persistent cosleepers — the moms who were still co-sleeping after six months — were the ones who seemed to get the most criticism,” says Douglas Teti, department head and professor of human development and family studies. “Additionally, they also reported greater levels

of worry about their baby’s sleep, which makes sense when you’re getting criticized about something that people are saying you shouldn’t be doing, that raises self-doubt. That’s not good for anyone,” Teti said. Even if co-sleeping works well, it can cause more lack of sleep for the parents than if the baby slept in his own room. In the U.S., co-sleeping tends to be frowned upon, while in other parts of the world co-sleeping is considered normal. Researchers said that while most American families start co-sleeping with babies as newborn, most families transition the baby out to his own room at 6 months old. “Co-sleeping, as long as it’s done safely, is fine as long as both parents are on board with it,” Teti says. “If it’s working for everyone, and everyone is OK with it, then co-sleeping is a perfectly acceptable option.”

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n a first pregnancy? Arguing with your teen? These top parenting books have stood the test of time:

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, M.D. William Morrow; 2002 The Baby Book by William Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, R.N., and Robert Sears, M.D. Little Brown and Co.; 1993 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 - 12 by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. Sourcebooks; 1994 How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elain Mazlish Collins Living; 1979 Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson, Ed.D. Ballantine; 1981

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This all-in-one car seat won’t take up the entire back seat of your car. The slim design fits perfectly with other seats/boosters and comes with all the features you’ll want for your little one — rear-facing from 5 - 45 pounds; forward-facing up to 65 pounds; booster mode for 50 - 120 pounds. The head support adjusts to your child’s height and the infant insert keeps newborns comfortable from the start. Choose from one of five dynamic colors like red, yellow, blue, blue/brown and grey. Installation is a breeze, too.

2. URBANHELLO REMI BABY MONITOR & KID SLEEP TRAINER urbanhello.com | $100 on amazon.com This audio-only monitor allows you to listen to what goes on in the nursery from anywhere in your home or even outside using the app on your smartphone. It can track Baby’s sleep pattern, has a customizable nightlight and plays lullabies. When Baby’s a toddler, the monitor converts into a sleep trainer for ages 3 and older, displaying a “face.” When the face is sleeping, it’s sleep time! Set your child’s bedtime schedule on the app, enjoy the music player and more. Available in four colors.

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Finally! Little socks that won’t slip off. These 100-percent polyester, moisture-wicking socks have small silicone dots on the inside cuff. Choose from sizes 0 - 12 or 12 - 24 in three cute animal patterns.

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1. When feeling mired in sick days, unappreciated and bone-tired, remember you’re not the only one who fells that way.

2. Every mom needs a “beenthere, done-that” seasoned mom in her life to help put parenthood into perspective, calm anxieties and provide resources.

3. The ring of dirt left around the bathtub after evening baths is a tell-tale sign that your child had a top-10 day.

4. Keep a quotes journal for the funny, sweet and poignant things your child says.

5. The $100 interactive dinosaur exhibit isn’t nearly as fun as the free model train exhibit.

6. When your child presents you with a handful of sweaty, wilting dandelions, they become your favorite flowers.

7. Kids will forget their backpack, socks and a coat, but they’ll never forget a promise you made days ago.

8. It’s OK if your kids don’t like sports.

9. Keep your favorite photo of each child nearby to remind you of their inherent sweetness, especially in those moments when they act out like little punks.

10. Hugs make everything better. The run, tackle, squeeze hug nearly knocks me off my feet every time.

11. Sitting in a bathroom in the middle of the night with the shower running to create steam helps a baby suffering with croup. The steam is also a great way to get a 3 a.m. facial.

12. Little kids’ pockets contain a treasure-trove of discoveries.

13. If you’re like me, the first time your child says he loves you, takes a step or rides a bike without training wheels, you’ll cry.

14. You’ll discover which of your children has the worst gag reflex when you bring home a new puppy who gets really sick in its crate.

15. A parenting strategy that works with one child might not work with another.

16. If you want an honest opinion, ask your child. Chances are he’ll tell you anyway.

17. Teaching kids to say “please” and “thank you” matters.

18. Listening to your kids matters a lot.

19. Follow your instincts. The pediatrician isn’t always right. Find a new one if he blows you off or is condescending.

20. The best time to find out about your child’s day is during car rides or when she doesn’t want to eat her dinner or at bedtime.

21. You may have to ask for your meal “to go” sometimes, but taking your kids to nice restaurants helps them learn social graces and boundaries in public places.

22. When stuck in an airplane with a toddler in meltdown mode, sometimes the only thing you can do is pretend you don’t know him.

23. Mud, dirt and boxes provide hours of entertainment.

24. Experiences are more valuable than stuff.

25. You won’t be the first parent to pick up your wailing child and abandon your shopping cart in the middle of the store.

26. Learn together and take as many opportunities as possible to explore science, nature, music and art.

27. Play board games and cards together. Not only will your children learn math and reading skills, they will learn how to win and lose gracefully.

28. Parent time-outs can help you remain calm, cool and collected in a heated moment.

29. Counting together backward from 20 helps an upset child (or parent) calm down.

30. Take walks with your child. Walking side by side encourages conversation.

31. Incentives and rewards work for kids and parents.

32. Going outside for a breath of fresh air while your spouse takes over the bedtime routine is a sanity saver on rough days.

33. A glass of wine works, too. 34. And chocolate. Dark. For your heart.

35. Scheduling time just for you isn’t selfish. Self-care makes you a better parent.

36. Pursuing personal interests and goals teaches your children that care-taking is only one of your roles.

37. Share your interests with your child.

38. Find a trustworthy, dependable sitter who your children like. How can kids miss you if you never go away?

39. Spending time with your spouse making dinner and

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40. Kids think it’s fun to sneak up on you and scare you. But if they truly catch you unprepared and you scream, you might make them cry.

41. Save the notes your child writes you.

42. Write notes to your child. 43. Singing opera in the middle of the grocery store will turn spotlight-averse fighting siblings into model citizens almost immediately.

44. Teach your child that it’s perfectly acceptable to spend a little time alone to brood, create, read, pray and rest.

45. Boo-boos don’t hurt as much when you stick an Avengers Band-Aid on them.

46. Nurture your child’s interests. Even if they seem a little unusual.

47. Kids are curious. Be curious, too.

48. Begin and end every day with a hug and a kiss.

49. Forgive yourself. Parenting is tough and sometimes you do and say the wrong thing.

50. Every child has the potential to change the world. Your child already changed yours. Writer Christa Melnyk Hines is centered in her family, which includes a golf-impassioned husband, two busy boys and a pair of lovable mutts. She is the author of Confidently Connected: A Mom’s Guide to a Satisfying Social Life (Amazon Digital).

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AR WORKSHOP

Pediatric Dentistry, Stephen E. Simpson DDS

330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-9, Franklin arworkshop.com/franklin • 615-285-4292 2022A Lindell Ave., Nashville arworkshop.com/nashville • 615-258-5569

132 Heritage Park Drive, Murfreesboro brushem.com • 615-890-0454 Win an Oral B Pro 5000 Smart Series rechargeable toothbrush. (Value: $130)

Win a crafty birthday party for up to eight. Great party idea for boys and girls of all ages. Check the website for more details. (Value: $200)

Mathnasium of Murfreesboro 3411 Memorial Blvd., #3, Murfreesboro mathnasium.com/murfreesboro • 615-890-6284

Lucky Ladd Farms 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville luckyladdfarms.com • 615-274-3786

Win a waived enrollment fee and FREE month enrollment at Mathnasium of Murfreesboro. (Value: $500)

Win a Lucky Ladd 2018 Adventure Pass. Includes unlimited visits for up to five family members and one guest plus free pony rides for kids. (Value: $165)

The Avenue Murfreesboro 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro theavenuemurfreesboro.com • 615-893-4207

Swauger Pediatric Dentistry 118 Maple Row Blvd., Ste. A1A, Hendersonville 615-824-5047 500 Lentz Drive, #40, Madison krspd.com • 615-868-9057

Win a $100 shopping spree to The Avenue (we provide a certificate and winner can choose gift card to store of their choice).

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

Voted Best Pediatric Dentist 20 years in a row! Win a kids’ Sonicare electric toothbrush along with a KRSPD goodie bag.

mrbondscienceguy.com • 615-573-2702

Stork Vision

Win a Spectacular Science Party! One hour of cool, hands-on science experiments. All parties are handson and include party favors. (Value: $200)

5050 Thoroughbred Lane, Ste. D, Brentwood storkvision.com • 615-370-4000

Nothing Bundt Cakes 1440 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste E, Murfreesboro 21 White Bridge Road, Ste. 111B, Nashville 535 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 110, Franklin nothingbundtcakes.com • 615-974-6003

Stork Vision is Brentwood’s premier 3D and 4D ultrasound prenatal imaging center. Win a deluxe 3D package. (Value: $169)

Prairie Life Fitness

Win a certificate redeemable for a 10-inch decorated cake. Choose from 10 delicious flavors and 40+ decoration choices. Also a small balloon bouquet of your choice. (Value: $50)

300 Shingle Way, Franklin prairielife.com • 615-764-3984 Win a six month single membership to Cool Springs’ premier fitness facility. (Value: $300)

Faithful Strokes of Murfreesboro

Arcade

122 N. Spring St., Murfreesboro faithfulstrokes.com • 615-573-6793

2106B Acklen Ave., Nashville arcadenashville.com • 615-517-4530

Win a three-day summer camp. (Value: $85) Win a couple’s painting or parent/child paint night. (Value: $60) Win a mini summer camp or one month of afterschool art. (Value: $65)

Win a 12-piece rainbow set for children of all ages. Toddlers use arches to develop motor skills, older kids will enjoy imaginative play. (Value: $100)

Breathe Easy Salt Rooms

Murfreesboro Board and Brush

ETC Gymnastics 1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro etcgymnastics.com • 615-867-6900 Win a basket with various goodies in it (water bottle, Frisbee, etc.), a certificate for four free Parent Night Outs and one free month of tuition all done up pretty in a basket. (Value: $200)

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Win two Salt Sessions in the Adult Relaxation Room (two adults). (Value: $60) Win four Salt Sessions in the Beach Room for Families (two adults and two kids). (Value: $60)

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3138 S. Church St., Murfreesboro breathesalt.com • 561-398-3926 FREESBO

1500 Medical Center Pkwy., #1E, Murfreesboro boardandbrush.com • 615-266-0477 Win a gift certificate good for two free workshops. (Value: $130)

Smile Doctors - Gateway 1370 Gateway Blvd., Murfreesboro smiledoctors.com • 615-893-1629 Win a cooler filled with summer yard games and outdoor fun. (Value: $100)


REGISTER TO WIN BY GOING TO NASHVILLEPARENT.COM AND CLICKING ON “THE BIG GIVEAWAY” UNDER THE “CONTESTS” TAB Beyond Aquatics 236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro beyondaquatics.com • 615-962-9500 Win a one-hour pool party that includes a live mermaid! (Value: $400)

Smile Doctors - Heritage Park 152 Heritage Park Drive, Murfreesboro smiledoctors.com • 615-848-0011

Blissful Birthing - Pregnancy and Birth Planning 129 Lodge Hall Road, Nolensville blissfulbirthingtn.com • 859-533-4667 Win a two-hour birth planning session and a twohour online childbirth class. We will cover what to pack in your hospital bag, how to know you are in labor, helpful dad tips and more. (Value: $230)

Win a cooler full of grilling items. (Value: $100)

Strike & Spare Hendersonville

Nashville Ballet

90 Volunteer Drive, Ste. 300, Hendersonville strikeandsparebowling.com • 615-824-5685

3630 Redmon St., Nashville nashvilleballet.org • 615-297-2966 Escape to the enchanted world of Swan Lake. Win four tickets to an unforgettable performance of the cherished classic, running Sep. 21 - 23 at TPAC. (Value: $292)

Ford Ice Center 5264 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch nhl.com/predators/fordicecenter • 615-742-4399 Win one Learn-to-Skate session at the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy – a seven-week on-ice session. (Value: $145)

Tennessee Beef Council 530-A Brandies Circle, Murfreesboro tnbeef.org • 615-896-5811 Win a Weber grill plus a grilling prize pack including $50 beef gift card, essential grilling tools and a “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” apron. (Value: $200)

“Extreme Birthday Party” for six kids. Includes all six Circus World attractions, bowling, shoes, pizza and drinks. Voted #1 Party Destination! (Value: $130)

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville nashvillezoo.org • 615-833-1534 Win four admission tickets plus a free parking pass. (Value: $74)

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville cheekwood.org • 615-356-8000 Win four general admission tickets (two adults and two children) to Nashville’s beautiful 55-acre botanical garden and art museum. (Value: $80)

Country Music Hall of Fame 222 5th Ave. S, Nashville countrymusichalloffame.org • 615-416-2001

Morris Orthodontics

Win four general admission tickets to the museum. (Value: $104)

711 E. Main St., Ste. 110, Hendersonville morrisbraces.com • 615-431-2787

Adventure Science Center

Win $100 new patient comprehensive treatment gift certificate along with a Morris Orthodontics goody bag. Voted Best Orthodontist in Sumner County.

800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville adventuresci.org • 615-862-5160 Win four general admission tickets. (Value: $64)

Swim & Play

Hands and Heart Doula and Birth Services

1800 West End Ave., Nashville swim-play.com • 615-240-1867 Win three private lessons. The Swim & Play program has been designed to meet the needs of every participant. (Value: $120)

White Rabbit Escapades Amazing Themed Parties for Children whiterabbitescapes.com • 615-562-6812 Win a Nashville Predators themed tutu ($60 value) plus a $50 White Rabbit gift certificate to use on a party. (Value: $110)

Monell’s

handsandheartdoula.com • 501-316-8811 Win a two-hour prenatal visit with a professional doula. Includes help creating your birth plan and hands-on demonstration of early labor comfort measures. (Value: $60)

Strike & Spare Hermitage 3436 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage hermitagelanes.strikeandspare.com • 615-883-8900 Win a birthday party for six kids. Unlimited bumper cars, Time Freak and Lazer Frenzy. One game of bowling, shoes and pizza party. (Value: $120)

monellstn.com Win a $100 gift card good at any location – Monell’s at the Manor, Monell’s Cafe or the original Germantown Monell’s.

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REGISTER TO WIN BY GOING TO NASHVILLEPARENT.COM AND CLICKING ON “THE BIG GIVEAWAY” UNDER THE “CONTESTS” TAB Rodizio Grill

USA Baby & Kids

166 2nd Ave. N., Nashville rodiziogrill.com/nashville • 615-730-8358

Cool Springs Galleria, Franklin usababyfranklin.com • 615-595-5565

Enjoy rotisserie meats carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos at this downtown Nashville location. Win a $100 Rodizio Grill gift card.​

The best selection of quality baby and kids furniture in our area. Win a $75 gift card

Crumb de La Crumb 160 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville crumbdelacrumb.com • 615-673-2223 Bakery, café, coffee and tea. As seen on the Food Network. Win a $50 gift certificate.

​Graze Nashville 1888 Eastland Ave., Nashville​ grazenashville.com • 615-686-1060 East Nashville dining spot offering vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner options, plus a juice bar for smoothies.​Win a $50 gift certificate.

Ellendale’s 2739 Old Elm Hill Pike, Nashville ellendales.com • 615-884-0171​ ​​ Experience modern Southern ​dining​in an old farmhouse with a lunch buffet and nightly live music.​ Win a $50 gift certificate.​

Nashville Symphony

Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville nashvillechildrenstheatre.org • 615-254-9103 Win four tickets to a Nashville Children’s Theatre show of your choice. (Value: $50)

Music City Indoor Karting 400 Davidson St., Ste. 403, Nashville musiccityindoorkarting.com • 615-242-3275 One mini Grand Prix party for eight kids. Includes qualifying session, race session, top three trophies, and one blacklight mini golf game. (Value: $344)

A Moment’s Peace 9050 Carothers Pkwy., Ste. 108, Franklin amomentspeace.com • 615-224-0770 Win a $100 gift certificate.

Extreme Escape Games 1735 Galleria Blvd., Ste. 1015, Franklin extremeescapegames.net • 615-332-5535

1 Symphony Place, Nashville nashvillesymphony.org • 615-687-6400

Birthday party package for five people including party room. (Value: $225)

Family of four season ticket package for Family Series – Pirates! The Quest for Blackbeard’s Treasure (9/29); The Grinch Christmas and Sing Along (12/1); Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Missing Music (2/9); and Once Upon a Time - A Symphonic Fairy Tale (4/20). (Value: $280)

Miller’s Thrillers Haunted Woods

Nashville Kids Parties

Expression City Arts and Fitness

nashvillekidsparty.com • 615-239-8989 Win a free costume rental from Nashville’s top source for children’s parties, costume rentals and bounces. (Value: $69)

My Gym of Brentwood 330 Franklin Road, #274, Brentwood mygym.com/brentwood • 615-371-5437 Win a lifetime family membership and one month of classes. New members only. Classes based on availability. (Value: $150)

1431 Carter’s Creek Pike, Columbia millersthrillers.net • 931-698-1664 Win a four-pack of tickets to our Zombie Paintball Hayride this October. (Value: $80)

1724-A Gen. George Patton Drive, Brentwood expressioncity.com • 615-678-4739 Win a spot in our Circus Camp in 2019 — participate in a variety of real circus skills including juggling, hoops, magic, stilt walking and more. (Value: $295)

Tennessee Central Tennessee Central Railway Museum Railway Museum 220 Willow St., Nashville tcry.org • 615-244-9001 Win four tickets to ride on the Thomas the Train excursion Sep. 8 or 9. (Value: $80)

Super Science

Beech Bend Amusement Park

supersciencetn.com • 615-589-1968

798 Beech Bend Road, Bowling Green, KY beechbend.com • 270-781-7634

Win a Super Science birthday party. (Value: $175)

Win four “Rides & Slides” tickets for both amusement and water park. Good for adult or child. (Value: $144)

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BiG

IT’S TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL giveaway

— SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION —

Malco Smyrna Cinema

L​a Bella e Formosa Spa

100 Movie Row, Smyrna malco.com • 615-223-6252

3326 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin labellafamosaspa.com • 615-778-7668

Win a complimentary Malco birthday party valid for up to 15 guests. See voucher for complete terms and restrictions. (Value: $185)

Relax and de-stress your mind and body with a spa day at Franklin’s La Bella e Famosa Spa. Win a $100 gift certificate.

Grassland Dance Academy

One Goal Sports

1111 Battlewood St., Franklin gdadance.com • 615-790-7660

714 S Church St, Murfreesboro onegoalsports.net • 615-896-7309

Party with us! Choose from one of our fun themes and let us take care of the rest. See our website for more information. (Value: $150)

One free season of your choice (basketball, soccer, flag football or baseball). (Value: $100)

Harvest Martial Arts 595 Hillsboro Road, #337, Franklin harvestmartialarts.com • 615-224-3851 Free family membership for a month and a swag pack with a T-shirt and other goodies. (Value: $175)

Dance in Bloom 7982-A Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com • 615-662-4819 Three months of free dance classes, plus a waived registration fee. (Value: $195)

​Learning Lab 5500 Maryland Way, Ste. 110, Brentwood 615-377-2929 2416 21st Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville 615-321-7272 mylearnlab.com Win five free tutoring sessions along with a $100 Visa gift card​. Good at either location.

Goodlettsville Pediatrics 3103 Business Park Circle, Ste. 100, Goodlettsville goodpeds.com • 615-851-7865 Beat the rush, schedule yearly school and sports physicals now! Win a $100 Visa gift card.

Elite Dance and Fitness 7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B-3, Nolensville elitedanceandfitness.com • 615-776-4202 Two free months of a one-hour dance class of your choice. Includes registration fee. Must enroll by 8/31/18. (Value: $174)

Blooma Nashville Yoga 4107 Charlotte Ave., Nashville bloomanashville.com • 615-797-8064 Take five with Blooma! Enjoy three classes and two child-care sessions. Yoga, barre, fitness, pelvic floor for pre/post-natal, kids and self-care for everyone. Class schedule on our website. (Value: $75)

Bounce U of Murfreesboro 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro bounceu.com/murfreesboro • 615-893-8386 Win $50 in BounceU Bucks! Can be used toward private birthday party, Parents’ Night Out, Create & Bounce Camp or open bounce. One discount per event. Discounts cannot be combined. Reservations required.

Gold’s Gym goldsgym.com • 615-956-6016 A one-month platinum membership to any of the seven Gold’s Gym locations in Middle Tennessee. Includes gym access, aerobic classes, hot yoga, tanning and child care.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest runs July 1 - 31, 2018. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age to enter and a resident of Bedford, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson counties. One winner per household. “Like” us on Facebook then enter at nashvilleparent. com or by mailing a 3x5 postcard with the prize you wish to register for, your name, mailing address and phone number to Big Giveaway, Nashville Parent Magazine, 3212 West End Ave., Ste. 201, Nashville, TN 37203. Winners will be drawn at random and notified no later than August 15, 2018.

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July

THINGS TO DO

BEST OF THE MONTH

BY CHAD YOUNG

KIDS FEST

July 9 - 13 Nashville Shores • Page 54 Every day from 12 - 4 p.m. there are lots of special activities for children like carnival games, inflatables, character appearances and more.

40TH ANNUAL UNCLE DAVE MACON DAYS FESTIVAL

LET FREEDOM SING! MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH

Wednesday, July 4 Downtown Nashville Page 47 The celebration starts at noon in the Family Fun Zone where kids can bungee and bounce on inflatables. Lady Antebellum headlines the music.

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DAILY ACTIVITIES

July events in day-by-day order.

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LIBRARIES ROCK

FUN FOR LITTLE KIDS

Summer reading programs continue with lots of special fun.

Our top picks for babies, tots & preschoolers.

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FIREWORKS! Our round-up of all the community July 4th celebrations that light up the sky.

nashvilleparent.com

July 13 - 14 Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro Page 57 One of the Southeast’s oldest music and dance competitions features skilled youth musicians.

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SUMMER MOVIES

More free and cheap family flicks this month.

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NATIONAL DAYS OF ... Special days to celebrate. Cool off on National Ice Cream Day (July 15).


NASHVILLE CIRCUS SPECTACULAR

Saturday, July 7 Riverfront Park, Nashville Page 53 This first-ever circus show features aerialists and fire breathers. Plus, kids can take a free circus class before the matinee.

WILLIAMSON PARENT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR Saturday, July 28 CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin Page 72 Discover what’s hot in kids’ fall fashion, plus afterschool enrichment and other programs to enhance your child’s education.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: CORTEO

July 26 - 29 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Page 69 A clown’s dream-like fantasy comes to life with more than 51 acrobats and aerial artists.

RUTHERFORD PARENT’S BABY & KIDS EXPO

Saturday, July 21 Saint Thomas Rutherford Campus, Murfreesboro Page 64 It’s all about babies AND back-to-school in Rutherford County! This first-ever event includes speakers, demonstrations, children’s activities and lots more.

BETHLEHEM UMC FISH FRY

Friday, July 20 Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Franklin • Page 64 There’s all-you-can-eat catfish, and youngsters will gravitate toward the free kids’ area for face painting, inflatables and more.

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Schedule your babysitter. These events are exclusively for moms and dads.

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HOT HAPPENIN’ Rutherford Parent’s Baby & Kids Expo.

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IN THE THEATER

Take in a show on a stage near you.

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ON YOUR RADAR

Williamson Parent’s Back-to-School Fair.

Plan for August fun with these don’t-miss happenings

nashvilleparent.com

ONLINE

Find library storytimes, classes, more events and reviews at nashvilleparent. com.

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Does Your Little One LOVE to Play the Keyboard?

Sign up by July 15th for a 10% discount!

Melody Music Studios is teaming up with World Music in Nashville for exciting keyboard classes starting July! Ages preschool - adult. New classes forming every month.

Elk & Bison Prairie

Drive a 3.5-mile paved loop amongst elk and bison that roam free within a 700-acre prairie. Open Daily $5 per vehicle

Sunrise to Sunset Bison Auctions every Jan

www.landbetweenthelakes.us 1-800-525-7077 Go online for more information

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Call 615-510-3798 to reserve your spot today!

For info and registration visit

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Events without color dots are ones happening in multiple counties or are outside of our typical area. Events with “(Register)” require advance registration in order to attend.

SUN 1 W American Girl

Fourth of July Painting and Tea Party (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php

Ages 7+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 3:30 6 p.m.; $35. Following tea and snacks in the Bistro, create an Independence Day painting to take home.

N As You Like It

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

N Creative Zone: Design an Album Cover

N FREE Music City Motorcycle Rally

musiccitymotorcyclerally.com All ages. Fontanel, 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bike shows, demo rides, charity rides, live music, vendors, displays and more.

W FREE Music in the Vines

615-395-0102 arringtonvineyards.com All ages. Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington; Fri 5 - 9 p.m., Sat 4 - 8 p.m. Sun 2 - 6 p.m. Enjoy live bluegrass and jazz music in two different settings on the property.

FREE Nashville Symphony Community Concert 615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

All ages. Key Park, 208 Church St., Lafayette; 7:30 p.m. The Nashville Symphony performs works by Bernstein, Brahms, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov and others before ending with John Williams’ Star Wars main theme.

N Revolutionary Roots

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 1 - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12 ($54 family pass). Explore the roots of Tennessee’s frontier settlers.

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

N Sunday Funday

Workshop (Register)

615-258-5569 arworkshop.com/nashville

All ages. AR Workshop, 2022 Lindell Ave., Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m.; price depends on project chosen. Your family can get creative making custom signs, wood photo frames, canvas pillows, tote bags and more. Also available at the Franklin location.

N The Glen

Campbell Legacy

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $90. Studio Tenn presents a musical tribute to the “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

MON 2

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Draw inspiration from the album covers in the galleries, then create your own.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

N Dr. Bobby Jones

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Inspired by String City, make your own puppet and put together a mini show with friends.

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The Lion King Jr.

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

Gospel Show

All ages. Woolworth on Fifth, 2221 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $30. An afternoon of gospel music with a 20-piece band and choir.

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

R FREE Kayak Float (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enjoy a day on the water. Boats, PFDs and paddles provided.

Summer reading programs at local libraries continue this month. Many locations host myriad events, including musicians, magicians, balloon artists, scientists and more. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock.” Find more info and locations at nashvilleparent.com/2018-summer-reading-program.

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Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10.95 ages 6+, $4.95 ages 5 and younger; $2 planetarium show; Discounted admission applies to arrivals prior to 9:45 a.m., regular rates apply thereafter. Visit the preschool area for breakfast, see a planetarium show, then enjoy a storytime activity.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

615-269-4521 stpaulcommunitychurch.org

Ages 5 & younger. St. Paul Community Church, 5035 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Hear indoor and outdoor summertime stories and enjoy playtime with friends.

W FREE Junior Martial Arts Beginner Class (Register)

615-310-8937 harvestmartialarts.com

Ages 5 - 13. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 6:15 p.m. Learn self-defense in this trial class.

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Every Mon 11 a.m., Tue 3:30 p.m., Wed - Fri 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.; $8. Explore all-things scientific by learning through discovery. Topics include liquid nitrogen, light and reptiles.

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Summer Enrichment Program

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 8 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. through July 27; $3. A wide variety of sports, wellness, cultural arts and character-development activities.

R Snack Attack! 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $8. Make snacks in the kitchen.

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N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 & 11:30 a.m. Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow animation and a changing set tell the story of country music’s history in Nashville.

N The Pretenders

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39 - $89. A night of rock music.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

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

TUE 3 N Barefootin’ Concert Series

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Live music by Skallywags.

R Busy Bees

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

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

W Harpeth River

Tubing Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $30. Bring a sack lunch, towel and sunscreen for a float on the Harpeth.

W FREE Power Lunch Yoga

615-310-8937 harvestisrad.com Ages 13+. Harvest Yoga, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 12:15 p.m. Take a trial vinyasa-style yoga class.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

N Thirth of July thethirth.com

All ages. East Nashville Block, 404 N. 12th St., Nashville; 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $30. This East Nashville block party benefits local charities and features food, beer and live music by The Lonely Owls, Keats, Lynn Taylor and the Barflies, and Elle Macho.

N Tuesdays for Tots 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Ages 1 - 3. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate ($20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 & younger). Parent/ tot drop-in activities include art and garden fun at Cheekwood.

R Water Polo

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 youth. Participate in an aquatic sport in the deep end of the indoor pool.

See Monday, July 2.

N Grand Ole Opry

800-733-6779 | opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $40 - $99. Country legends and contemporary stars perform their hits. Some nights include a second 9:30 p.m. show.

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WED 4

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 youth. Contests, games and fun in the sun.

W Andrews Cadillac Firecracker Race

ymcamidtn.org/events/ firecracker-2018 All ages. Maryland Farms YMCA, 5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood; 7 a.m.; $50 for the 5K/10K, $10 kids run. A 10K, 5K and kids’ race followed by a costume contest, pool party, inflatables and face painting.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

W FREE Family Fun at Timberland Park

wcparksandrec.com

All ages. Timberland Park, 102 Alpha Drive, Franklin; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guided hikes, animal pelt discovery, owl pellet dissection and more.

W FREE Franklin on the Fourth

franklinjazzfestival.com/ Fourth-of-july All ages. Downtown Public Square, 214 E. Main St., Franklin; 10 a.m. Live music, food, craft vendors, antique cars, a kids’ zone (inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides), a children’s parade at 5 p.m. and more. Fireworks take place at The Park at Harlinsdale at 9 p.m.

N FREE Free Yoga Wednesday

615-678-8079 hotyogaeastnashville.com All ages. Hot Yoga East Nashville, 807 Main St., Nashville; 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Enjoy a free yoga class on a first-come-first-served basis from all 15 offerings, including Power Flow, Yin Yoga and Hot 26 (Bikram method). Donations are accepted to benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center’s education programs.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 3.

R Fourth of July Rock the Pool

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro;

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Youngsters can marvel at the unique critter installations at Cheekwood this month.

>> This month’s editor’s picks for your babies, toddlers & preschoolers — with YOU! TUESDAYS FOR TOTS Cheekwood, Nashville Every Tuesday cheekwood.org

Preschoolers and parents can explore hands-on art activities each week, and they’ll have lots of fun this month experiencing the giant critters in the Cracking Art installation.

MIGHTY SPROUTS PRESCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS Harvest Martial Arts, Franklin Every Wednesday harvestmartialarts.com

Ages 3 - 6 can take a trial class tapping basic motor movements, flexibility, self-control and character qualities. Call ahead to reserve a spot.

PIONEER PALS

Mansker’s Station, Goodlettsville Thursdays, July 5, 12 & 19 historicmanskersstation.eventbrite. com This free preschool program covers fun topics like bees and honey (July 5), bears (July 12) and sharing love (July 19).

COURAGEOUS CREATIVES WITH SHAUNNA FOELL Little Art House, Nashville Thursday, July 19 littleartshousenashville.com

Ages 1 - 6 can participate in this art education class that folds in behavior therapy with a focus on social communication.


SPOTLIGHT:

FIREWORKS FOR THE FOURTH!

Downtown Nashville boasts one of the biggest fireworks displays in the country on Independence Day!

Sat, June 30 Nolensville’s Star-Spangled Celebration Nolensville Park 615-776-3633 • nolensvilletn.gov Music, food trucks, inflatables, games and more. Activities begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Tue, July 3 Hendersonville’s Freedom Festival at Drake’s Creek Park 615-824-2818 hendersonvillechamber.com Vendor booths, live music and food booths open at 5 p.m. The winner of the Hendersonville Has Talent Competition will be revealed before the fireworks start at 9 p.m. The Kids’ Zone area is $5 for the first armband, $15 for a family of five. Smyrna’s Independence Day Celebration Lee Victory Recreation Park 615-459-9742, ext. 2622 townofsmyrna.org The fun cranks up at 5 p.m. with live music, inflatables and more. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Wed, July 4 Brentwood’s Fourth at Crockett Park 615-371-0060 • brentwood-tn.org Enjoy an evening of live big band and jazz music by The Kadillacs starting at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Lebanon at James E. Ward Ag Center 615-589-8131 facebook.com/events/ 190382244869021 Free fun starts at 5 p.m. with hot dogs, watermelon, live entertainment and National Guard displays. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Franklin at The Park at Harlinsdale franklinjazzfestival.com/fourth-ofjuly Franklin on the Fourth fun starts at 10 a.m. with activities on the Public Square. Fireworks in the park start at 9 p.m. Gallatin’s Fourth at Triple Creek Park 615-452-3890 • gallatintn.org Starts at 2 p.m. with kids’ activities and live musical entertainment. Fireworks are at dark.

Goodlettsville at Moss-Wright Park 615-851-2241 goodlettsvilleparks.com The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. with the Activity Zone (armbands required: $7 in advance, $10 at the gate), Fireman’s Foam, pony rides face painting and more. New this year is the free Gaga Pit. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. La Vergne at Veterans Memorial Park 615-793-3224 • lavergnetn.gov Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy live music, face painting, balloon artists, food vendors and more, followed by fireworks at dusk. Mt. Juliet at Providence Marketplace shopprovidencemarketplace.com/ events Free family activities start at 4 p.m. with live music, inflatables, face painting, balloons, mini golf and more. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Murfreesboro’s Celebration Under the Stars at McKnight Park 615-890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with live music, children’s games and activities, and refreshments. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing! Music City July Fourth in Downtown visitmusiccity.com/july4th Free fun starts with the Family Fun Zone in downtown’s Walk of Fame Park at 12 p.m. Live music starts on the main stage at Fifth & Broadway at noon. Country trio Lady Antebellum headlines at 8:10 p.m. Nashville Symphony performs at Ascend Amphitheater at 9:30 p.m. with the fireworks. The music will be piped into several downtown locations, including Walk of Fame Park, Public Square Park, Riverfront Park and Lower Broadway. Pegram Park Fourth of July 615-646-0773 • pegram.net A pancake breakfast is served from 6 - 9 a.m. at Pegram UMC across from the park, followed by a parade at 10 a.m. The rest of the day, families can participate in games, contests, children’s activities and more. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. prior to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Watertown Public Square 615-237-1776 • watertowntn.com Bring your squirt guns and water balloons and have fun getting wet during this festivity starting at 3 p.m. that also includes a parade and fireworks at dusk. (turn to page 49)

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THINGS TO DO W Wild Things

N Kids at the Capitol:

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

Ages 1 - 4 with a parent. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9:30 a.m.; $3. This nature-themed program includes songs, crafts, hikes and other activities.

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free for parents. Explore the wonders of the physical world through experiments that include explosions and bubbly potions.

THU 5

N Movies at the

R $3 Thursday

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

(Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

Kids of all ages can get creative with Independence Day crafts during Red, White & BOOM at Adventure Science Center (ASC) on Wednesday, July 4. Your family can watch the downtown fireworks from the ASC lawn and escape the hefty crowd on Broadway.

N Bluegrass Night 615-889-3060 | ryman.com

S FREE Music

at the Ryman

R KidFIT: Movers and W FREE Mighty

ville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Iowa Cubs.

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

N Red, White &

R Busy Bees

Ages 1 - 3. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; every Wed & Fri 10:30 - 11 a.m.; $3. This parent/tot class focuses on playing with others, gross motor skills and having fun.

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts (Register)

615-310-8937 harvestmartialarts.com

Ages 3 - 6. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 4:15 p.m. Learn basic motor movements, strength and flexibility, self-control and character qualities in this trial class.

All ages. East Park, 700 Woodland St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Live music, peppered-up poultry, beer vendors and other activities.

N Music City July

N FREE String City:

N FREE Music City

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

hot-chicken.com/festival

Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; every Wed & Fri 11:05 - 11:45 a.m.; $3. Run, jump and play while learning skills like balance, coordination, listening and taking turns.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 rachelsumner.com

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Award-winning family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs interactive music.

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/fourthofjuly All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; Members: $25 adults, $15 ages 2 - 12; Non-members: $35 adults, $25 ages 2 - 12. Don’t worry about parking or fighting downtown traffic on July 4! The ASC’s Independence Day celebration includes live science demonstrations, exhibit exploration and viewing Nashville’s fireworks from the front lawn. Add a planetarium laser show for $4.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

BOOM (Register)

Hot Chicken Festival

Fourth 5K/10K

whatdoyourunfor.com All ages. E.S. Rose Park, 1000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville; 8 a.m.; $45 - $50. Start the holiday with a race through downtown Nashville benefiting local charities.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nash-

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

W FREE Sunrise Yoga 615-310-8937 harvestisrad.com

Ages 13+. Harvest Yoga, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 6 a.m. Start the day with a trial vinyasastyle yoga class for all levels.

Schermerhorn: Star Wars

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 8 p.m.; $53 - $114. Experience the movie that started it all, Star Wars: A New Hope, in HD while the Nashville Symphony performs John Williams’ score.

All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 - 7 p.m.; $3. Enjoy all the center has to offer this afternoon with discounted admission.

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30.50. Vince Gill performs.

Shakers (Register)

Super Science

See Tuesday, July 3.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

S FREE Eating Smart and Moving More

615-452-1423 jbiggs2@utk.edu

All ages. UT Extension Office, 658 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin; 5 - 6:15 p.m. This series of workshops covers the following topics: cooking, saving money on food, planning meals, eating well, keeping your food safe and being active.

R FREE Intro to Ultimate Frisbee

townofsmyrna.org

Ages 9+. Lee Victory Recreation Park, 110 Sam Ridley Pkwy. East, Smyrna; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn Ultimate Frisbee rules, practice different types of throws and basic strategy, then play the game.

on Main

visitgoodlettsville.com All ages. City Hall Lawn, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville; 6:30 p.m. Live music by local bands, plus Kids’ Zone activities.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 - $36. Versus the Iowa Cubs.

N FREE Naturalist Notebook

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn how to identify plants and animals in your back yard.

S FREE Pioneer Pals: Berenstain Bears Honey

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn about bees and honey.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, July 2.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry See Monday, July 2.

S FREE Summer

Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3/ person, $10/family. Discover the forest under the night sky.

W Yoga with

Rebecca Dandekar

Concert Series

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy live music by different bands each week.

Ages 13+. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; $5. Bring a mat and water to begin your yoga practice or deepen an existing practice.

W FREE Teen

R Youth

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.org/library

615-907-2251 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

streetsofindianlake.com

Anime Club

Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Watch animé, make crafts and enjoy snacks.

Volleyball Class

Ages 8 - 15. Sports*Com,

2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $4. Learn to bump, set and spike while coaches give instruction on every aspect of the game.

FRI 6 N Christmas in July 615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $19.99 with toy donation. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and receive a deep discount at the gate. The first 200 guests will get a free gift.

N Thursday Night Out

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

N Grand Ole Opry

Puppet Making

N Dive-In Movie 615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Head to the wavepool for a screening of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

N For the Love

of the Vine (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Ages 21+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6 - 7 p.m.; $5 suggested donation. Learn about the nature of wine and wine making. Light snacks and wine samples included.

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $32 - $350. A night of rock music.

W FREE Franklin Art Scene

615-591-8500 downtownfranklintn. com

A Movie Trip (Register)

All ages. Downtown Franklin; 6 - 9 p.m. View art in dozens of downtown galleries.

wcparksandrec. com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $45. Following a morning of Topgolf action in Nashville, take in a movie.

R

FREE Friday Night Live

615-895-1887 downtownmurfreesboro.com

All ages. Murfreesboro’s Downtown Square; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by local bands.

R Water

S FREE Fun

Polo

Fridays: Going Wild with Nashville Zoo

See Tuesday, July 3.

R What’s Up Night Hike (Register)

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See Monday, July 2.

ascendamphitheater.com

W Topgolf &

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy.,

education through hands-on activities.

N Foreigner

All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 5 - 10 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Explore the Cracking Art exhibit across the grounds, plus there’s live entertainment, kids’ activities, food trucks and cash bars.

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn. gov/parks

N Creative Zone:

goodlettsvilleparks. com

Experience the adventures of R2-D2 when the Nashville Symphony presents Star Wars: A New Hope in concert July 5 - 8 at the Schermerhorn.

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All ages. MossWright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. Enjoy a morning of animal and conservation

See Tuesday, July 3.

R Grease

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise-In

724-494-0250 | facebook. com/hendersonvillecruisein All ages. Old Sears Outlet Parking Lot, 393 E. Main St., Hendersonville; 6 - 9 p.m. A classic car show, live music from the ’50s and ’60s, dancing for kids and more.

N FREE iSpy: Butler Field

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Search for plants and animals that live in the field.

W FREE Lawnchair Theatre

leipersforklawnchairtheater. com All ages. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs for an outdoor screening of a family-friendly movie.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

615-514-3474 | aquariumrestaurants.com/aquariumnashville/default.asp Ages 8+. The Aquarium Restaurant at Opry Mills, 516 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $35 ages 8 - 12, $40 ages 13+. Go behind the scenes to learn about water chemistry, dissect a squid, observe a dive show, enjoy lunch and more.

N Movies at the Schermerhorn: Star Wars

See Thursday, July 5.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, July 1.


THINGS TO DO N Nashville Sounds Superhero Weekend

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:05 p.m., Sun 6:15 p.m.; $13 - $36. The Nashville Sounds power up to beat the dastardly Iowa Cubs during this superhero-themed weekend that includes character appearances, fireworks and Superhero Booster Bobblehead giveaways.

N Songwriting 101: Little Big Town Style

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn fundamentals of songwriting while working in a group.

SAT 7 R FREE Animal Encounters

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m. Learn about animals that call Tennessee home.

R Audition

Preparation Class

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 6 - 17. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 2 - 6 p.m.; $10. Learn what it takes to make it through the theatrical audition process.

N Behind

the Presidency

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com

Ken Karter’s cast of zany ventriloquist characters entertain, plus there’s popcorn and crafts.

N FREE iCan Take

N FREE First

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

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Ages 10+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn the basics of setting up and taking a great picture. Bring your smartphones.

Saturday Art Crawl

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

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 4:30 p.m. Learn about the landmark art deco building and its history.

N Frist Docent-

Guided ASL Tour

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; Sat 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12 ($54 family pass). Hear some of Jackson’s family and associates tell stories about the drama behind his presidency.

All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 1:30 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Experience a guided tour of the current exhibit that includes certified American Sign Language interpretation.

615-862-8400 nashville.gov/parks

N FREE Big

N Grand

All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 p.m. A performance by the Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville.

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

See Tuesday, July 3.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

N FREE Tales at Twilight

R Toddler Time

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

R FREE Trail Worms 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 7 & younger. Old Fort Park Trailhead, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 - 10:45 a.m. Discover different native plants and animal species that call Murfreesboro home.

Band Dance

All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to swing dance with live music by Guardians of Swing.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

R Family Kayak Float (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10+. Murfreesboro location depends on water level; 10 a.m.; $15. Paddle down Stones River to view wildlife.

R Family Night:

Funny Dummy Show

townofsmyrna.org

All ages. Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 6 & 7 p.m.; $2.

Ole Opry

N Hands-On History

615-356-0501 bellemeadeplantation. com All ages. Belle Meade Plantation, 110 Leake Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10 ages 4+. Learn how to be a Revolutionary War spy by decoding messages, making spy gadgets and learning about real spies who saved America.

Photos: Photography for Beginners

N Inter Nashville FC Soccer

internashfc.com

Nashville; 11 a.m. Learn photography basics, then draw a scene from your own perspective.

N Little Art House Drop-In Class

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 4 - 12. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $10. Young artists can imagine new concepts, explore various mediums and create original works.

All ages. International Soccer Complex, 2310 Antioch Pike, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Versus Greenville FC.

W FREE Luciana’s

N FREE Kidsville

Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Discover 2018 American Girl of the Year Luciana Vega through science demonstrations, a moon phase craft and more.

kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave.,

Galactic Summer Adventure

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php

N Marine Biolo-

gist for a Day (Register) See Friday, July 6.

Lots of summer movie series continue in July, including Regal, AMC, Malco, NCG, Lawnchair Theater, Murfreesboro’s Movies Under the Stars and more. Get the full lineup at nashvilleparent.com/ summer-movie-spotlight.

FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register) homedepot.com

Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot (find a location at the website); 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Create a fishing game.

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THINGS TO DO N Red, White & Brew N FREE Shakespeare

N Super Science

Ages 21+. Paradise Park Trailer Resort, 411 Broadway, Nashville; 3 p.m.; $30. Local beers, food, music and games benefiting The Tomorrow Fund.

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org

cfmt.org/events

N Repticon repticon.com

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 & younger. This exotic critter show and sale features a variety of pets, hands-on encounters, vendors, seminars and more.

N Roller Derby

nashvillerollergirls.com

N Movies at the

N Nashville

See Thursday, July 5.

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com

Schermerhorn: Star Wars

SC Soccer

See Sunday, July 1.

All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $20 - $50. Versus FC Cincinnati.

N Nashville

N Nashville Sounds

nashvillecircusspectacular.com

See Friday, July 6.

W FREE Music in the Vines

Circus Spectacular

All ages. Riverfront Park, 100 First Ave. N., Nashville; 2 & 8 p.m.; $12 - $150. Beyond Wings Circus’ local high-flying aerialists and acrobats, fire breathers, fire dancers, jugglers, and stilt dancers perform. A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Lung Association. Ticket includes a 45-minute circus lesson for ages 5 - 17 before the matinee that includes juggling, hula hooping and more.

Superhero Weekend

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Orientation

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 1 - 2 p.m. Tour the theater and learn about what Perform Murfreesboro is all about.

nashvilleshakes.org All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 12 - 3 p.m. Participate in (or just listen to) a complete reading of Henry VI, Part 1.

Special Needs Jump

615-778-1304 gotjumpstreet.com/tennessee All ages. JumpStreet locations in Franklin, Goodlettsville and Murfreesboro; 9 - 11 a.m.; $8 ages 4+, $4 ages 3 & younger. Children with special needs can enjoy a private hour of jumping on trampolines and playing on the equipment with the second hour open to the public.

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $7 - $15. The Nashville Rollergirls host this double header featuring Music City All Stars vs Dallas Derby Devils Battalion of Doom followed by Music City Brawl Stars Blue vs White Mash Up.

W FREE Storytime

N Sam Smith:

N FREE String City:

The Thrill of it All Tour

Kids can enjoy water slides and other ways to cool off during Summer Splash H2Oliday at Nashville Zoo on Saturday, July 7.

Allowed

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $35 - $125. A night of soul, pop and R&B music.

N Saturday

Crafternoon Workshop (Register)

615-258-5569 arworkshop.com/nashville

All ages. AR Workshop, 2200 Lindell Ave., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m.; price depends on projects chosen. Your family can get creative making custom signs, wood photo frames, canvas pillows, tote bags and more. Also available at the Franklin location.

R Saturday

Science Summerism

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org

All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8. A day of wrestling-themed experiments and fun. Design your own mask and championship belt, and create entrance fireworks with exploding chalk paint.

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Saturday: Dive In

All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. Dive into the mysteries of the oceans with hands-on activities, live science demonstrations, games and more.

N FREE Warner Park Walks: Old Roadway Stroll (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Take a stroll on the paved trail under the forest canopy.

615-905-4160 purplebutterflykids.com

W Wild Edibles of

All ages. The Purple Butterfly, 142 Second Ave. N., Franklin; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rapunzel lets down her hair for a story, then kids can enjoy face painting.

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

S FREE Summer of Fandom

615-452-1722 gallatinlibrary.org All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Activities with themes like comic books, Star Wars, Harry Potter and more.

N Summer

Splash H2Oliday

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $18 adults, $13 ages 2 - 12. The zoo transforms into a water wonderland complete with slides, wet and wild games, splashy attractions and more. Keeper talks take place, and watch animals enjoy frozen treats.

Summer (Register)

Adults. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $50. Learn the skills of wild foraging and how to prepare the harvest.

W Yoga with

Maarika Mann

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org

Ages 13+. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 - 10 a.m.; donations welcome. Learn basic meditation to calm your mind, yin yoga to strengthen your poses and yoga sequences you can incorporate into your own practice. Bring a mat and water.

SUN 8 N Behind

the Presidency

See Saturday, July 7.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

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N FREE Fourth

Annual Waterfest

615-837-1151 | cumberlandrivercompact.org/events/ waterfest All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 1 - 4 p.m. More than 30 educational exhibitors, water slides, music, trivia, prizes and more with a focus on connecting kids to local water.

N FREE Make

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

See Monday, July 2.

W FREE Junior Martial Arts Beginner Class (Register)

See Monday, July 2.

N Kids Fest

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Hatch Show Print, 224 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 12, 1 & 2 p.m. Kids can explore oldschool printmaking techniques today at Hatch Show Print.

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 12 4 p.m.; $36.99 adults, $21.99 children (use promo code KIDSFEST online). Inflatable slides, character visits, arts and crafts, carnival-style games, live entertainment, a video gaming truck and more.

N Movies at the

R Snack Attack!

Letterpress Art

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Schermerhorn: Star Wars

See Thursday, July 5.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, July 1.

N Nashville Sounds Superhero Weekend

See Friday, July 6.

N Repticon

See Saturday, July 7.

N Sunday Funday

Workshop (Register)

See Sunday, July 1.

MON 9 R FREE Adoption 101 (Register)

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

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

N Early Explorers

See Monday, July 2.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, July 2.

W White Water

Rafting Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 12 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.; $55. Experience more than 17 major rapids in a fivemile stretch on the Ocoee.

TUE 10

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

N Donny & Marie

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $59.50 - $159.50. The famous Osmond siblings present a night of pop music.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 3.

N Imagine Dragons: Evolve Tour

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $29.50 - $129.50. A night of alternative rock music.

N Kids Fest

See Monday, July 9.

W Laser Quest &

Franklin Splash Park (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $45. Challenge your friends to laser tag before cooling off in the water.

N Pinot with the President

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com Ages 21+. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $30. Sunset wagon rides, garden strolls, wine and cheese on the lawn and more.

FREE Power N Art History Course: W Lunch Yoga Looking at Art (Register)

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; $15 per class, $40 for all three. Learn to look at contemporary art in new ways in this interactive three-part course.

See Tuesday, July 3.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

Scoop up something sweet on National Ice Cream Day — it’s Sunday, July 15.

>> A day for this, a day for

that!

SUNDAY, JULY 1

U.S. Postage Stamp Day

TUESDAY, JULY 3

Chocolate Wafer Day

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

Independence Day Caesar Salad Day

THURSDAY, JULY 5

Apple Turnover Day

FRIDAY, JULY 6

Fried Chicken Day

SATURDAY, JULY 7

Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day

MONDAY, JULY 9 Sugar Cookie Day

FRIDAY, JULY 13 French Fry Day

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Mac and Cheese Day

SUNDAY, JULY 15 Ice Cream Day

THURSDAY, JULY 19 Hot Dog Day

FRIDAY, JULY 20 Lollipop Day

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 Hot Fudge Sundae Day

SATURDAY, JULY 28 Waterpark Day

MONDAY, JULY 30 Father-in-Law Day

R Busy Bees

TUESDAY, JULY 31

See Tuesday, July 3.

Mutt Day

See Monday, July 2.

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THINGS TO DO

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Enroll Today!

Request Enrollment Brochure Classes begin August 13th. Wee-school after Labor Day.

thedancersschool@live.com or call 615-907-1155 2159 N. Thompson Ln, C-5, C-7 Murfreesboro, TN 37129 www.thedancersschool.com

the

Dancer’s School

Dear Parents and Students, Welcome to The Dancer’s School. From preschool to aspiring professionals, our classes offer opportunities for everyone. The complete listing for fall classes may be found at www. thedancersschool.com. With a legacy of dance excellence and cost effective pricing The Dancer’s School offers a comprehensive program in the mid-state area. Classes include the ever popular Wee-school Department and hippy hop, challenging ballet technique and pointe classes, Broadway jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, adult tap, and a dynamic, ever popular hip hop program. With a stellar faculty we believe dance classes should be fun, well organized, with age appropriate objectives and well planned classes. With multiple Rutherford Magazine Parenting Awards DS endeavors to provide a positive environment in which to pursue dance goals and dreams. Questions? For a quick response email thedancersschool@live.com. Class sizes are limited. Enroll today by emailing a request for registration materials. We look forward to talking with you or meeting with you at August Open House.

Blessings, Jimmi Lou Tate, Director Jordan Tate, Assistant Director

Fall Open House, Saturday, August 4th 9-noon. Classes begin August 13th. Wee-School Begins After Labor Day.


THINGS TO DO N Tomato Canning

W Cooking with Kids N FREE Nature

615-942-7169 greendoorgourmet.com

629-202-6949 sugardrop.com

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Ages 18+. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $35. Learn tips and tricks on how to prep and safely can homegrown tomatoes.

Ages 6+. Sugar Drop, 7020 Church St. E., Brentwood; 2 4:30 p.m.; $55. Learn kitchen fundamentals like knife skills and pasty techniques. Each week features a different menu.

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 9 - 10:30 a.m. Puppet characters cross the wilds of Nature Play on a creative journey.

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Chief Curator Mark Scala gives a guided tour of Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century.

N Tuesdays for Tots

N Creative Zone:

N FREE String City:

S FREE Eating Smart

101 (Register)

See Tuesday, July 3.

N Vans Warped

(Register)

Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

Tour 2018

N FREE Free Yoga

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; $50 - $60. This traveling music festival features up to 100 bands on 10 different stages.

See Wednesday, July 4.

R Water Polo

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy 100; 10 11:30 a.m. Explore the garden from top to bottom and discover home grown veggies are best.

vanswarpedtour.com

See Tuesday, July 3.

WED 11 W Annie Moses

Summer Music Festival

anniemosessummermusicfestival.com

All ages. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; times vary daily through Sunday; $12 - $50 per event (festival passes available). Five days of music showcases include aspiring artists, jazz and Americana offerings. There’s also an acting Masterclass with actor John RhysDavies, the premiere of Merry Christmas, Uncle Scrooge and a closing night gala featuring Rhys-Davies, Jaci Velasques and Krissy Nordhoff.

S FREE Character Dinner

thefireplacefellowship.com All ages. Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville; 5 - 6:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner while meeting the cast of Frozen.

N Coheed

and Cambria

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $29 - $49. A night of progressive rock with Taking Back Sunday.

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Wednesday

Play (Register)

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

W FREE Sunrise Yoga See Wednesday, July 4.

N FREE Garden Fresh R Tumbleweeds Investigation (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

(Register)

See Monday, July 2.

S Way Back

Wednesday: Make It & Take It (Register)

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com

See Monday, July 9.

Ages 6 - 12. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $5. Make three crafts: a journal, felt soap bar and a rock painting.

W FREE Kids’ Hour

R Wild Things

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 3.

N Kids Fest

615-550-5660 wholefoodsmarket.com

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Multiinstrumentalist Jacob Johnson entertains kids.

R FREE Mary

Poppins Audition

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 6 - 18. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; ages 6 - 8 are 4 5 p.m. (song only); ages 9 - 11 are 5 - 6 p.m. (monologue and song); ages 12 - 18 are 6:30 p.m.; free to audition, but those who are cast are required to pay the $25 Perform Murfreesboro annual program fee. Kids can audition for the September Perform Murfreesboro production of the full-length version of Mary Poppins.

W FREE Mighty

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts (Register)

(Register)

See Wednesday, July 4.

THU 12 R $3 Thursday See Thursday, July 5.

W Annie Moses Summer Music Festival

See Wednesday, July 11.

N Bluegrass

Night at the Ryman

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30.50. Music by Hot Rize with Sierra Hull and Justin Moses.

R Busy Bees See Tuesday, July 3.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

See Wednesday, July 4.

nashvilleparent.com

N Curator’s Tour 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

N Kids Fest

See Monday, July 9.

S FREE Music on Main

615-325-9032 portlandcofc.com All ages. Downtown Portland; 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for a night of music from several decades by Soul Soup.

and Moving More

N FREE Nature

N Fourth Annual

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

See Thursday, July 5.

Yoga on the Field

yogaonthefield.com

Adults. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $20. Join hundreds of yogis for a one hour, all-levels class on the Titans’ field. Mix and mingle afterwards with cocktails and other activities.

Detectives (Register)

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Explore how animals make their homes in Shelby Bottoms during this kid-friendly hike.

S FREE Pioneer Pals: Bear Hunt (Register)

W Holder Family

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11 a.m. Wear play clothes and explore real bear items you can touch.

Fun Center Day Trip (Register)

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $45. Indoor go-karts, bumper cars, climbing and more.

R FREE Internet Safety Program

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Adults. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 - 9 p.m. This Project iGuardian program educates parents on the dangers of online activity. Child care available.

R FREE Splash Out! 615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 12 & younger. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Cool off under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department.

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

N FREE It’s the

S FREE Summer

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

See Thursday, July 5.

Ages 21+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6 - 7 p.m. Make your own tube of lip balm with simple ingredients.

N Thursday See Thursday, July 5.

N Kids at the Capitol:

See Tuesday, July 3.

Balm (Register)

Nashville Zoo

615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free for parents. Meet a variety of unique critters you won’t find in your yard.

Concert Series

Night Out

R Water Polo W Yoga with

Rebecca Dandekar

See Thursday, July 5.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, July 5.


THINGS TO DO W FREE Lawnchair Theatre

See Friday, July 6.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

See Wednesday, July 11.

N The Foreigner

R Memphis

R The Odd Couple

W FREE Music

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

See Sunday, July 1.

R Toddler Time

N FREE Nashville

R 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days

uncledavemacondays.org All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; Fri 1 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.; $10 per day. Old-time music/dance competitions, food, arts/crafts vendors, heritage activities for kids, storytelling and more. Musical acts include Rhonda Vincent, Ralph Stanley II, Hogslop String Band, The Isaacs, The Cleverlys and more.

N America

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29 $89. America performs a night of hit music from the 1970s.

W Annie Moses Summer Music Festival

See Wednesday, July 11.

S Bold Enough

Rodeo Challenge

sumnercoalition.org/rodeo All ages. Triple Creek Park, 1333 Touchdown Drive, Gallatin; 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 - $10. Contests include trick riding and barrel racing, plus activities like mechanical bull and pony rides.

W FREE Franklin

ascendamphitheater.com

615-794-2103 franklintn.gov/parks

REO Speedwagon

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29 - $149. A night of pop/rock music.

N Clue!

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

N Creative Zone: Puppet Making

See Monday, July 2.

N Dive-In Movie

Movies in the Park

N Grand Ole Opry S FREE Henderson-

Ages 5+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Take turns expressing yourself through short, nature-themed stories.

See Friday, July 6.

N FREE String City:

ville Cruise-In

N FREE iSpy:

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Head to the wavepool for a screening of CoCo.

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

Embellished Banjos

All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m. The zoo’s open after hours for members only, complete with keepers and docents stationed along the animal habitats, plus animal encounters and other activities.

N FREE Shelby

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

N Family Program:

Zoo Member Night

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket for a screening of Descendants 2.

See Tuesday, July 3.

Summer Flowers

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Search for summer flowers and the pollinators that are attracted to them.

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

N Janelle Monae

All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Personalize paper banjos and other instrument designs inspired by those in the galleries.

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $34.50 - $59.50. A night of funk and R&B with St. Beauty.

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

N Kids Fest

See Monday, July 9.

nashvilleparent.com

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

in the Vines

N Chicago &

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

R FREE Mary

Poppins Audition

FRI 13

of Kesha and Macklemore

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $40.50 - $129.50. A night of pop and hip hop music.

See Friday, July 6.

Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff marionettes are part of String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry. The free show is a joint venture between Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See it on select days July 2 - 14 at the museum’s Ford Theater.

N The Adventures

Short Story Series

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

N FREE Tales at Twilight

615-862-8400 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 p.m. Farmer Jason performs a family concert.

N Telescope

Night (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu

Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 - 11 p.m.; $6.27. The telescopes will be open for viewing, and astronomers will answer questions and provide info about the exhibits.

(Female Version)

See Friday, July 6.

R FREE Trail Worms See Friday, July 6.

N Tye Dye

Fridays (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com All ages. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; $5 for one large item or two small items. Bring the fabric you’d like to dye and get creative.

SAT 14 R 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days

See Friday, July 13.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, July 7.

W Annie Moses Summer Music Festival

See Wednesday, July 11.

N FREE Back Porch

Ice Cream Social & Pickin’ Party (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. Bring a string instrument if you want and join the pickers’ circle or just come to listen and sample ice cream.

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N FREE Bastille Day 615-522-7134 littlegourmand.us

N FREE Fossil Finders R Kids Baking 615-862-8400 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Little Gourmand, 2209 Bandywood Drive, Nashville; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Enjoy French food, crepes, live music, a costume contest and more during this kid-friendly event.

All ages. Fort Negley, 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Hands-on fossil activities and fossil hunting with geologists.

N Beginning Banjo

Architecture Tour

Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

See Saturday, July 7.

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; $50. Make desserts including chocolate cupcakes, apple fritter donut holes, funfetti shortbread bites and mini strawberry shortcakes.

S GMC/Chevy

N FREE Kidsville

Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 & 1:45 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn banjo basics and songs made popular by Ralph Stanley.

gmtruckshow.com

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Explore the word “charity” in relation to money and caring for each other, then make a poster to teach about it.

N FREE Big

N FREE Gnu Tales

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks

615-745-1009 thirdcoastcomedy.club

Workshop: Ralph Stanley Style

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Band Dance

All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to foxtrot with live music by Debbi Bailes & Her Band.

S Bold Enough

N FREE Frist

Truck Nationals

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $5 spectators ($20 to enter a truck). The largest GM truck show east of the Mississippi features awards in 28 categories, including a Kid’s Choice Award.

& Raccoon Log Ride

Ages 5 - 12. Third Coast Comedy, 1310 Clinton St., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $5. This improv comedy fairy tale show for kids includes lots of audience participation.

Rodeo Challenge

N Grand Ole Opry

N Creative Zone:

S FREE Great Rock

See Monday, July 2.

615-325-4086 sumnercrestwinery.com

See Friday, July 13.

Puppet Making

N FREE Family Music Night

615-269-4521 stpaulcommunitychurch.org All ages. St. Paul Community Church, 5035 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 6 p.m. Live outdoor music, inflatables and food.

N FREE Farm Fun Day 615-837-5197 tnagmuseum.org

All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Activities include goat milking, goat milk soap making, leather working, basket making, a virtual farm experience, mounted patrol horse training demonstrations, face painting and more.

See Tuesday, July 2.

& Roll Revival Concert

All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a night of music by the South Street Players.

N Indigo Girls

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $24.50 - $48.50. A night of folk rock.

N FREE Invasion! 615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn to identify Nashville’s endangered ash trees and how to save trees that are still healthy.

kidsvilleonline.org

N Little Art House Drop-In Class

See Saturday, July 7.

W FREE Luciana’s Galactic Summer Adventure

See Saturday, July 7.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

See Friday, July 6.

N FREE Morning Hike (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Ages 10+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 - 10 a.m. This fourmile hike includes paved and natural trails through meadows, wetlands and wooded areas.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, July 1.

N Plantation Economy

615-889-2941 thehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; Sat 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $15 ages 13 - 18, $10 ages 6 - 12 ($54 family pass). Learn about the operations of the cotton plantation, from agricultural season and mechanics to economic impact.

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PARENT DATES

THINGS TO DO

Chill out with white wine sampling at City Winery on Tuesday, July 31.

>> Special outings for moms and dads only. Hire the sitter! RED, WHITE & BREW

Paradise Park Trailer Resort Nashville Saturday, July 7 yogaonthefield.com

A one-hour yoga class for all levels followed by a cocktail mixer and other activities.

YOGA ON THE FIELD

Nissan Stadium, Nashville Thursday, July 12 yogaonthefield.com

A one-hour yoga class for all levels followed by a cocktail mixer and other activities.

RED, WHITE & ZOO Nashville Zoo Friday, July 27 nashvillezoo.org

Enjoy unlimited wine samples while exploring the exotic animal habitats, listening to live music and experiencing an animal encounter or two at this 21+ event.

MUSIC CITY BREWERS FEST Walk of Fame Park, Nashville Saturday, July 28 musiccitybrewersfest.com

It’s one of the biggest beer festivals in the country featuring brews from more than 40 local, regional, national and imported goodies. Plus, live music, dodge ball games and aerial artists. Benefits Nashville Humane Association.

HOT SUMMER & COOL WHITE WINE NIGHT City Winery, Nashville Tuesday, July 31 citywinery.com/nashville/ hotsummercoolwhitewine

A casual, walk-around tasting featuring 20 wines focusing on crisp bubbles and zippy whites.


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THINGS TO DO N Saturday Craft-

R FREE Youth

N FREE Jazz

See Saturday, July 7.

615-893-4131 linebaugh.org

615-731-9001 | facebook. com/jazzonthecumberland

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

All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 5:30 - 8 p.m. A family-friendly evening of jazz music.

ernoon Workshop (Register)

N Second Saturday

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/secondsaturday All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 5 - 10 p.m.; $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12 plus $9 per planetarium show. All the exhibits stay open late, and you can also pop into the planetarium for a live show, a documentary-style full-dome feature and laser shows.

N Speedway Racing fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

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

N FREE String City:

Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

See Monday, July 2.

S FREE Summer of Fandom

See Saturday, July 7.

S FREE Sumner

County Master Gardener Lecture Series: Water Features and Koi Ponds (Register)

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com All ages. Goodlettsville Visitor’s Center, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. A demonstration of pond building, stocking and maintenance.

N FREE Warner Park

Walks: Trail and Road (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Explore the creek, forest and field by road and trail on this one-mile hike.

Magic Group

SUN 15 N Americana at the Ryman

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $40. Music by Buddy Miller, Lee Ann Womack, The McCrary Sisters, Elizabeth Cook and others.

W Annie Moses Summer Music Festival

See Wednesday, July 11.

W Beginner Yogi

Workshop (Register)

on the Cumberland

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, July 1.

N Plantation Economy

See Saturday, July 14.

N Red Gold

Tomato Takedown

615-942-7169 greendoorgourmet.com

All ages. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike, Nashville; 3 - 6 p.m.; $25 - $35. Sample tomato dishes as chefs and home cooks compete in this battle of the tomatoes. There will also be games, a scavenger hunt, bloody Mary cocktails and more.

615-310-8937 harvestisrad.com

W Rodeo & Juliet

Ages 13+. Harvest Yoga, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 2 3:30 p.m.; $20. Learn postures and guidelines to ensure you’re practicing yoga correctly and safely.

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

W Bowie

Park Kids Race

nashvillerunning.com/ register/2018-bowie-kidsfun-run Ages 4 - 12. Bowie Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 7:30 a.m.; $10. A 1.2-mile kids’ fun run around the Loblolly Loop Trail.

N Creative Zone: Bedazzle Buttons

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

Presents Listen to Tennessee

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 6:30 p.m.; $20 - $40. A night of music encompassing country, rock, bluegrass, soul and blues.

R Summer Lights Tour: Escape the Ordinary

summerlightstour.com

All ages. World Outreach Church, 1921 New Salem Road, Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; $15. Compassion International presents this Christian music concert featuring Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, Rend Collective and Koryn Hawthorne.

N Sunday Funday

Workshop (Register)

See Sunday, July 1.

R FREE Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

See Saturday, July 7.

All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 12 p.m. Cumberlanders vs Maroons then Scouts vs Farriers.

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W Yoga with

Maarika Mann

Cheer for children competing in old-time dance contests during the 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival, July 13 - 14 at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro.

MON 16 N Creative Zone: Bedazzle Buttons

See Sunday, July 15.

N Early Explorers See Monday, July 2.

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

See Monday, July 2.

W FREE Junior Martial Arts Beginner Class (Register)

See Monday, July 2.

R Makeup

Workshop (Register)

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 11 - 17. The Washington Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 5 - 6 p.m.; $25 with Perform Murfreesboro membership. Learn the basics of theater makeup application with a focus on foundation, contouring, blush, eyes and more.


THINGS TO DO N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 $36. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, July 2.

W The Bacon Brothers

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $57 - $86. A night of country rock.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, July 2.

TUE 17 N Art History Course: Looking at Art (Register)

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; $15 per class, $40 for all three. Learn to look at contemporary art in new ways in this interactive three-part course.

N Buddy Guy

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29 - $99. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and one of Rolling Stone’s “25 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” performs a night of music.

R Busy Bees See Tuesday, July 3.

N Creative Zone: Bedazzle Buttons

See Sunday, July 15.

N Echo & The Bunnymen and the Violent Femmes

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.50 - $59.50. A night of rock music.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 3.

R Makeup Workshop (Register)

See Monday, July 16.

N Mini Makers

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 10 months - 4 years. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $10. Imagine new concepts, explore various mediums and create original works of art.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 $36. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

N Petite Painters

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 10 months - 4 years. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 10 - 10:45 a.m.; $20. Imagine new concepts, explore various mediums and create original works of art.

W FREE Power Lunch Yoga

See Tuesday, July 3.

W Ridley 4-H

Camp (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $30. Try ziplining, explore GPS devices and more.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, July 3.

R Water Polo See Tuesday, July 3.

WED 18 S FREE Character Dinner

thefireplacefellowship.com All ages. Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville; 5 - 6:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner while meeting Spider-

Man, Captain America and Michelangelo the Ninja Turtle.

W Cooking

with Kids (Register)

See Wednesday, July 11.

N Creative Kid’s Camp Workshop (Register)

615-447-8480 craftlove.com/nashville Ages 8 - 14. Craft Love, 5104 Centennial Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $35. Use problem-solving skills to build and design a room decor project.

N Creative Zone: Bedazzle Buttons

See Sunday, July 15.

N FREE Farmers’ Market Mash-Up (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Ages 10+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 5 - 6 p.m. A scavenger-hunt activity from the nature center to the market and back for prizes and watermelon.

R Flick n’ Float

615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 12 & younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Drive, Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 youth. Bring a pool float and/or blanket for a movie screening at Boro Beach.

W Foggy Bottom

Canoe Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 11 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.; $40. Paddle the Harpeth River on this day trip.

N FREE Free

Yoga Wednesday

See Wednesday, July 4.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 3.

N Halsey World Tour ascendamphitheater.com

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 S. First Ave., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29 - $69. A night of electropop music.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 gingersands.com

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Ginger Sands performs music for children.

W FREE Mighty

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts (Register)

See Wednesday, July 4.

N Mini Makers See Tuesday, July 17.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 $36. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

N Petite Painters See Tuesday, July 17.

N FREE Shelby

Storytime (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

W FREE Sunrise Yoga See Wednesday, July 4.

W The Bacon Brothers See Tuesday, July 17.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, July 2.

S Way Back

Wednesday: Learn to Line Dance (Register)

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com Ages 6 - 12. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $5. Learn how to line dance.

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, July 4.

THU 19 R $3 Thursday See Thursday, July 5.

S FREE 3rd Thursday on Main

downtowngallatin.com

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. Hear a story with a nature theme followed by snacks.

All ages. Downtown Gallatin, 118 W. Main St.; 6:30 - 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for an evening of live music by local bands.

N Stone

N Bluegrass

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

Temple Pilots

All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N. Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $199.50. A night of rock music with guests The Cult and Bush.

N FREE Summer Creek Sleuths (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. From queen snakes to crawfish, look for all things living in the creek during the summer.

Night at the Ryman

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30.50. Music by Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.

R Busy Bees See Tuesday, July 3.

N Cheekwood Cocktail Crawl

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org

Ages 21+. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 5 - 10 p.m.; $15 members, $25 non-members. A walking tour through the summer gardens and the Cracking Art exhibit as you “crawl” from bar to bar, tasting signature craft cocktails along the way. The ticket includes admission to Thursday Night Out.

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THINGS TO DO N Courageous Creatives with Shaunna Foell

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 1 - 6. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 10 - 10:45 a.m.; $25. Students of all abilities can participate in this art education/behavior therapy class with a focus on social communication.

N Creative Zone: Bedazzle Buttons

See Sunday, July 15.

N Drop-in Drawing 615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 5 - 8 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Local artist John Taylor shares techniques for mastering the Etch-a-Sketch screen. Bring your own or check one out while supplies last.

S FREE Eating Smart and Moving More

See Thursday, July 5.

N FREE Eco-Documentary Night (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m. Watch a nature documentary with snacks and discussion.

N FREE Gulch Night Market

gulchnightmarket.com All ages. The Gulch, 11th Avenue South, Nashville; 5 - 8 p.m. This brand-new night market features a curated selection of local artisans, food and beverage vendors and music.

Experience the Audience of One Productions musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are placed in New York street gangs.

R Makeup

Workshop (Register)

See Monday, July 16.

W Mammoth

Cave Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $45. This day trip lets kids explore domes, formations and passages of the cave on a guided tour.

N Mini Makers See Tuesday, July 17.

FREE Music N Kids at the Capitol: S on Main West Side Story

615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free for parents.

visitgoodlettsville.com All ages. City Hall Lawn, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville; 6:30 p.m. Live music by local bands, plus Kids’ Zone activities.

N Nashville

S FREE Summer

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

See Thursday, July 5.

Sounds Baseball

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 $36. Versus the Omaha Storm Chasers.

N FREE Naturalist Notebook

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Learn how to identify plants and animals in your back yard.

R FREE Nature Play Day

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. It’s a date with Mother Nature! Build a fort, play in water, climb, crawl and get dirty by playing with objects found in nature.

N Nourish

thenashvillefoodproject.org/ nourish Adults. Montgomery Bell Academy, 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $250 - $500. Food by the South’s most innovative chefs, wine, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit The Nashville Food Project.

N Petite Painters See Tuesday, July 17.

S FREE Pioneer Pals: Kissing Hand (Register)

615-859-3678 | historicmanskersstation.eventbrite.com

nashvilleparent.com

Night Out

See Thursday, July 5.

R Water Polo See Tuesday, July 3.

N West Side Story

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

R What’s Up Night Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3/ person, $10/family. Discover the forest under the night sky.

W Yoga with

Rebecca Dandekar

See Thursday, July 5.

R Youth

Volleyball Class

See Thursday, July 5.

FRI 20 R 51st Annual

Murfreesboro Antique Show & Sale

615-319-2085 murfreesboroantiqueshow. com

All ages. Middle Tennessee Convention Center, 1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $7 for three-day pass. Browse and buy antiques from dealers across the country.

W A Smart Girl’s

W FREE Pizza

Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9:45 a.m.; $10. This class teaches girls how to recognize danger online, use passwords, deal with online bullying and how what you say on social media matters.

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.org/library

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N Thursday

Ages 3 - 5. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11 a.m. Hear a story about sharing love when away from loved ones.

& Pages

Kids can have fun getting dirty while playing with natural objects during Nature Play Day at The Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro on Thursday, July 19.

Concert Series

Ages 13 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Enjoy a slice of pizza and an activity tied to books.

Guide to the Digital World (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php

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W Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

615-794-6721 bethlehemumc.com All ages. Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin; 4:30 - 8 p.m.; $13 adults ($10 in advance), $6 ages 3 - 10, free ages 2 & younger. All-you-caneat farm-raised catfish, bluegrass and jazz music, a children’s play area and more.

Prairie League

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $46 - $66. A night of country rock music.

N Ring of

Honor Wrestling

615-862-6390 nashvilleauditorium.com

Bedazzle Buttons

See Sunday, July 15.

All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $28 - $73. Wrestling entertainment featuring Adam Page, Cheeseburger, Beretta, Bully Ray and others.

N Dive-In Movie 615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Head to the wavepool for a screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

N Spirits of Summer:

N Frist Exhibit Opening

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture explores the complex and dynamic relationship between the spectator, photography, architecture and time. The exhibit runs through Oct. 28.

S FREE Fun Fridays: Goodlettsville WaterFest

goodlettsvilleparks.com All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about the importance of water quality in our watershed through hands-on activities, including an educational scavenger hunt, water slides, prizes, food and more.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 3.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise-In

See Friday, July 6.

I

Rutherford Parent’s Baby & Kids Expo

t’s a day that’s all about babies AND back-to-school business. Rutherford Parent and Saint Thomas Women’s Care/Ascension bring you the first-ever Baby & Kids Expo on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The free event takes place at Saint Thomas Rutherford Campus (1700 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro). Expecting? You can tour the hospital every half hour. There’s also a “Meet the Doctors” opportunity along with speakers and demonstra-

tions. More than 35 specialty vendor booths will be on site with goods and services for new and expectant parents. Families with school-age children can learn about educational programs and after-school enrichment opportunities in Rutherford County. For more info, call 615-2562158, ext. 130, or visit nashvilleparent.com/bke18.

A Curated Evening of Cocktails & Music

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

Ages 21+. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $40 - $500. Enjoy four specialty crafted cocktails, each pair with a musical piece by a string orchestra featuring members of the Nashville Symphony.

N FREE Tales at Twilight

615-862-8400 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 p.m. The Nashville Library Puppet Truck performs.

N The Smashing

Pumpkins: Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour

N FREE Insects

N Marine Biologist

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

See Friday, July 6.

of the Night (Register)

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m. Dress as your favorite six-legged critter and learn about insects through games, activities, night hikes and more.

W FREE Lawnchair Theatre

See Friday, July 6.

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W Pure

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

N Creative Zone:

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

night of progressive bluegrass with guest Madison Cunningham.

for a Day (Register)

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, July 1.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 $36. Versus the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

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R Oaklands

Summer Picnic Party

615-893-0022 oaklandsmansion.org

Adults. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; $75. Enjoy an open bar, a fried chicken and catfish dinner, live music by WOLF 359 and more.

N Punch Brothers

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.50 - $69.50. A

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $32.85 - $129.50. A night of rock music.

R FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

615-890-0355 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners for outdoor music by local bands.


See Friday, July 6.

R FREE Trail Worms See Friday, July 6.

N Walk Bike Nashville Birthday Party

walkbikenashville.org

Adults. 222 Second Avenue, 222 Second Ave. S., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $35. Celebrate 20 years of Walk Bike Nashville with live music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

SAT 21 W FREE 3D Printing Class (Register)

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

R 51st Annual

Murfreesboro Antique Show & Sale

See Friday, July 20.

R FREE Animal Encounters

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m. Learn about Tennessee animals.

S FREE Back-toSchool Expo

rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A back-toschool fashion show, mini golf, face painting, balloon artists, inflatables, local vendors, character appearances and more. Plus, 700 book bags filled with supplies will be given to students in grades 1 - 5.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to waltz with live music by the Paul Ross Orchestra.

N Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Party

corneliafortpickinparty.org All ages. Cornelia Fort Airpark, 1093 Shadow Lane, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $12 in advance/$15 at the gate adults (includes one drink), $5 ages 13 - 20, free ages 12 & younger. Music by Brazilbilly featuring Jesse Lee Jones and Circus No 9.

N Creative Zone: Bedazzle Buttons

See Sunday, July 15.

N Family Program:

Perk Up Your Pictures

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Learn tips and tricks to make your photos look their best, then explore the galleries to take photographs.

N Family Program: Songwriting Camp Showcase

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 9:15 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). A performance of original songs written by young songwriters during the museum’s songwriting camp.

N FREE Farm Fun Day 615-837-5197 tnagmuseum.org

All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Activities include sheep shearing, mounted patrol horse training demonstrations, a birds of prey show, face painting, weaving, beekeeping and more.

N Fostoria Glass Show

615-856-4259 fostoria-tennessee.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $6. Browse and buy American-made glassware.

IN THE THEATER

R Toddler Time

AS YOU LIKE IT

Through July 7 | Ages 12+ act1online.com

Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15. William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy about a heroine who flees persecution in her uncle’s court.

CLUE!

June 13 - 29 | Ages 10+ 615-847-0934 lakewoodtheaterco.com

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. A musical comedy based on the murder-mystery board game.

DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR.

Sunday, July 1 | All ages academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com

The Star Bright Players Jr. at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin; 2 p.m.; $10. The African savanna comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and other characters in this coming-of-age tale.

THE FOREIGNER

July 13 - 22 | Ages 10+ 615-598-8950 encore-theatre-company.org

Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 ages 12 & younger. In a resort-style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests, Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur.

MEMPHIS

July 13 - 29 | Ages 13+ 615-904-2787 boroarts.org

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 &- 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. An R&B musical about a DJ in 1950s Memphis and his dangerous affair with an up-and-coming black singer.

THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) July 13 - 22 | Ages 13+

615-893-9825 | mltarts.com Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10 adults, $7 students. Two polar opposites move in together and their worlds collide, testing the limits of true friendship.

TITUS ADRONICUS

Saturday, July 21 | Ages 12+ nashvilleshakes.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival at a surprise location — ticket holders will receive a text 24 hours in advance with the location. 2 p.m. $10. Laramie Hearn directs Shakespeare’s first tragedy set in the latter days of the Roman Empire.

WEST SIDE STORY

July 19 - 28 | All ages capitoltheatretn.com

Audience of One Productions at Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon. Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 & 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 11. A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs.

GREASE

YOU’RE STILL HERE July 28 - Aug. 5 | Ages 13+

The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. One of the world’s most popular musicals pays homage to teen life in the 1950s.

The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sun 7 p.m. $15 adults, $5 students (online tickets). This original production explore grief through the lens of a young person when a girl’s grief is personified after the death of her father.

July 6 - 21 | Ages 13+ 615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com

615-818-7358 thetheaterbug.org

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Frist

N FREE Mud

See Saturday, July 7.

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Architecture Tour

N FREE Germantown Summer Market

richhippies.co

All ages. Germantown Courtyard, Nashville; 10 a.m. Rich Hippies, Abednego, Wilder, Piece, Bits and Piece, Poppy and Monroe, Alexis and Bolt, and The Cutest Little Shoppe hos an outdoor market with cocktails, local vendors and pop-up activities in the courtyard.

Play Day

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Don waterplay attire and get creative with mud art and cool water to paint and sculpt on the sidewalks.

N Museum Fun Day 615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

All ages. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $12 adults, $3 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger. Basement tours, demonstrations and special activities.

Kids can enjoy a Metro mounted patrol horse demonstration during Farm Fun Day at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum on Saturdays, July 14 & 21.

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com

N Music City

N Punch Brothers

All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $27 - $37. A night of country music.

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N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 3.

W Gretchen Peters

R FREE Kayak Float (Register)

townofsmyrna.org

Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enjoy a day on the water. Boats, PFDs and paddles provided.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Learn how new music expands ears and minds, then make a musical craft.

R Let’s Make Dinner Kids Cooking Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 5 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield, Murfreesboro; 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.; $50. Use fresh herbs to make strawberry mint sodas, mozzarella salad with fresh basil, rosemary chicken, thyme mashed potatoes and lavender lemon cupcakes.

N Little Art House Drop-In Class

See Saturday, July 7.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

See Friday, July 6.

Triathlon

All ages. Cumberland River Compact, 2 Victory Ave., Nashville; 6 a.m.; $100 - $225. Choose sprint or intermediate distances during this run/bike/ swim event that includes relay team options. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, July 1.

N Titus Andronicus

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

See Friday, July 20.

W Riverbend All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 - 11 a.m.; $5. Participate in hands-on gardening activities.

All ages. Historic Rock Castle,139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville; 5 - 9 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Enjoy live music, inflatables, children’s games and more. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food on site.

615-468-2008 riverbendnurseries.com

N Saturday Crafternoon Workshop (Register)

See Saturday, July 7.

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

615-824-1159 | academychilddevelopment.com/events All ages. The Academy, 151 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Costume contests, games, prizes, face painting, food and more.

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com

NOW Tour

All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.95 - $159.75. A night of country-pop music.

N Song and Story-

time: Shel Silverstein

R FREE Rutherford

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org

See page 64.

Ages 3 - 5. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. South, Nashville; 10 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12,

Parent’s Baby & Kids Expo

of Fandom

See Saturday, July 7.

N FREE Warner Park

N Shania Twain:

All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 - 10 a.m. Join a tour guide for a morning of exploration and learning about plants and animals along the trail.

S FREE Summer

nual Superhero Day

R FREE NaturalistLed Hike (Register)

Summer Concert Series

615-824-0502 historicrockcastle.com

S FREE Seventh An-

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $13 $36. Versus the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

S Songwriters Night

Kids’ Club

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Explore Shel Silverstein’s A Giraffe and a Half along with songs and crafts.

Walks: The Natchez Trace (Register)

Ages 8+. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Walk the “Trace” while learning about the woods buffalo, local American Indians and others who hiked the trail over 5,000 years.

S Wonder Kids Day (Register)

615-635-7308 | wonderkidsday2018.eventbrite.com All ages. Tommy Garrott Aquatics Facility, 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; $7 adults, free ages 3 - 17 with special needs. An inclusive event celebrating kids with special needs in all their wonder. The event includes water play and refreshments.

W Yoga with

Maarika Mann

See Saturday, July 7.

SUN 22 R 51st Annual

Murfreesboro Antique Show & Sale

See Friday, July 20.

N Americana at the Ryman

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $40. Music by Jim Lauderdale, William Fitzsimmons and The Secret Sisters.

R Cake Decorat-

ing for Kids & Teens (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $55. Learn icing basics, fundamentals of frosting, decorating techniques and more.

N Creative Zone: Bedazzle Buttons

See Sunday, July 15.

N Fiesta Day

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $39.99 adults, $28.99 youth. Enjoy a day of live music, Hispanic food offerings, dance troupes and more.

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THINGS TO DO N Fostoria Glass Show

See Saturday, July 21.

N Music City

N FREE Green Hills

Community Story and Playtime

See Monday, July 2.

Beatles Bash

W FREE Junior Martial

All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 7:30 p.m.; $29 - $49. A night of Fab Four tunes with The Weeklings and the Nashville Symphony. Arrive early for a pre-concert Beatles party.

See Monday, July 2.

W FREE Music

ascendamphitheater.com

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org

in the Vines

See Sunday, July 1.

N Nashville

Sounds Baseball

615-690-4487 nashvillesounds.com

All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 6:15 p.m.; $13 $36. Versus the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

N Stokley & Friends 615-782-4040 | tpac.org

All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $52.50 - $152.50. A night of R&B music with Stokley, Kenny Lattimore and Annale.

N Sunday Funday

Workshop (Register)

See Sunday, July 1.

Arts Beginner Class (Register)

R Makeup Workshop (Register)

See Monday, July 16.

N Niall Horan

All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $107. A night of pop music with special guest Maren Morris.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, July 2.

N Steve Miller Band

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49.50 $124.50. A night of rock music with guest Peter Frampton.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, July 2.

N Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Explore the style of the Outlaws, including Willie Nelson, then customize your own bandana.

N Early Explorers See Monday, July 2.

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N Boy George

R Makeup

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

See Monday, July 16.

& Culture Club

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $49.50 - $89.50. A night of pop music.

R Busy Bees

TUE 24 W Adventure

MON 23

The bouncing bed trampolines scene from Cirque du Soleil: Corteo. Catch the show at Bridgestone Arena, July 26 - 29.

Science Center Day Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $45. Watch a planetarium show, visit the STEM labs and explore exhibits.

N Art History Course: Looking at Art (Register)

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; $15 per class, $40 for all three. Learn to look at contemporary art in new ways in this interactive three-part course.

See Tuesday, July 3.

N Chaka Khan

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49 - $129. The “Queen of Funk” performs a night of hit songs. Presented without orchestra.

N Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

Workshop (Register)

W FREE Power N Tuesdays for Tots

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

R Water Polo

Ages 5+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1 - 2 p.m.; $3. Discover cool things about bats, snakes, skunks and spiders.

See Tuesday, July 3.

See Tuesday, July 3.

WED 25 N FREE Back Porch

Ice Cream (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

R FREE Kayak

S FREE Character

townofsmyrna.org

thefireplacefellowship.com

Float (Register)

Ages 12+. Volunteer Park, 850 Eighth Ave., Smyrna; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enjoy a day on the water. Boats, PFDs and paddles provided.

nashvilleparent.com

See Monday, July 23.

R Creepy

See Tuesday, July 3.

N Grand Ole Opry

Make an Outlaw Bandana

Lunch Yoga

See Tuesday, July 3.

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 5:30 - 7 p.m. Walk to the East Nashville Farmers’ Market for fresh goodies to add in the ice cream buffet line.

See Monday, July 23.

N Creative Zone:

Dinner

All ages. Fireplace Fellowship, 403 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville; 5 - 6:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner, then meet Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog on the video gaming truck.

Crawlies (Register)

N FREE Free

Yoga Wednesday

See Wednesday, July 4.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 3.

N FREE Insects for Lunch! (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 12 - 1 p.m. Learn all about insects and bring your own lunch to eat after the class.

R FREE Island Fun Run

615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfrees-


THINGS TO DO boro; 7 p.m. Run or walk a onemile route to celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month. Plus, music and prizes.

W FREE Kids Water Day

615-794-2103 franklintn.gov/parks All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Water relays, water gun fights, water slides, beach balls and more wet fun.

W FREE Kids’ Hour 615-550-5660 rachelsumner.com

Ages 10 & younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Award-winning family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs interactive music.

W FREE Mighty

Sprouts Preschool Martial Arts (Register)

See Wednesday, July 4.

N Nashville SC Soccer

615-457-8200 nashvillesc.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $59. Versus Atlanta FC 2.

N O.A.R.

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30 - $50. A night of alternative rock with guests Matt Nathanson & the New Respects.

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, July 4.

N Lil’ Learning Lane: N Thursday Race to Read (Register)

615-742-7445 lanemotormuseum.org

N Bluegrass

Ages 3 - 5. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, free ages 5 & younger. Hear a reading of If I Built a Car, then create a car craft and play a car race game.

615-889-3060 | ryman.com

R Makeup Work-

R Water Polo

THU 26 R $3 Thursday See Thursday, July 5.

Night at the Ryman

All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30.50. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder perform.

R Busy Bees See Tuesday, July 3.

N Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

615-770-2000 bridgestonearena.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 & 5 p.m.; $33.50 - $120. This festive parade imagined by a clown features 51 acrobats, musicians and singers from all around the world.

N Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

See Monday, July 23.

W FREE DC/Marvel

Comics Club (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library

shop (Register)

See Monday, July 16.

R FREE Nature Play Day

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Build a fort, play in water, climb, crawl and get dirty by playing with objects found in nature.

W Pump It Up &

Brentwood Skate Center Day Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $30. A morning of bouncing followed by an afternoon of roller skating.

R FREE Splash Out! 615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 12 & younger. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m. Cool off under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department.

R Tumbleweeds See Monday, July 2.

S FREE Eating Smart

R The Women’s

N FREE Water Play

See Thursday, July 5.

615-342-1919 | tristarstonecrest.com/calendar

See Wednesday, July 4.

(Register)

Day (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Play in the water while discussing the animals that live in or near it.

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 5 10 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Explore the Cracking Art exhibit across the grounds, plus there’s live entertainment, kids’ activities, food trucks and cash bars.

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

W FREE Sunrise Yoga

Night Out

and Moving More

N Kids at the

Capitol: Imagine That Art Studio

615-784-4014 capitoltheatretn.com

All ages. Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St., Lebanon; 10:30 a.m.; $5 kids, free for parents. Get creative with hands-on art projects.

S FREE Summer Concert Series

See Thursday, July 5.

Show (Register)

Adults. TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, 200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna; 5 - 7:30 p.m.; $5. Unite with other women to learn about health, beauty and wellness while enjoying music, food, fashion and door prizes.

See Tuesday, July 3.

N Way Late Play

Date: Star Wars vs Star Trek

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/waylate Ages 21+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 6:30 - 10 p.m.; $25 members, $35 non-members. Grab an adult beverage, explore science inspired by Star Wars and Star Trek, take in a planetarium show and enjoy hands-on exhibit fun.

R What’s Up Night Hike (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3/ person, $10/family. Discover the forest under the night sky.

W A Smart Girl’s

Guide to Sports and Fitness (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9:45 - 11 a.m.; $10. This class teaches girls how to stay active and healthy, proper warm-up techniques, building endurance and fueling the body with good food.

N Anita Baker Farewell Concert Series

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $98 - $350. A night of R&B music.

R FREE Back-toSchool Bash

615-347-4052 info@hwy231south.com Grades K - 12. Hwy 231 South Church of Christ, 4331 Shelbyville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. School-age children can get health, eye and dental screenings.

W FREE Bluegrass

Along the Harpeth

615-790-8616 | bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com

See Thursday, July 5.

All ages. Downtown Public Square, 109 Third Ave. S., Franklin; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. Bluegrass music, fiddling competitions, buck dancing, crafts, food and more.

R Youth

N Cirque du Soleil:

See Thursday, July 5.

See Thursday, July 26.

W Yoga with

Rebecca Dandekar

Volleyball Class

FRI 27 R FREE 40th Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

walkinghorseowners.com

Corteo

N Dive-In Movie 615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com

All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate ($19.99 after 4 p.m.). Head to the wave pool for a screening of the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

All ages. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. One of the most renowned Walking Horse shows in the country takes place in the ‘Boro.

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THINGS TO DO N FREE Nashville

R Toddler Time

615-862-5016 nashvilleflea.com

R FREE Trail Worms

Flea Market

All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop for treasures with a “Beat the Heat” theme.

N Ninth Annual

Madison Train Show

Experience some fine fiddlin’ during Bluegrass Along the Harpeth in downtown Franklin, July 27 - 28.

N Family Program: Postcards from the Boondocks

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Drawing inspiration from the Little Big Town hit “Boondocks,” create a postcard to represent and celebrate your hometown.

N Frist Friday: An

Evening of Chaos and Awe

615-244-3340 fristartmuseum.org

All ages. Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; $12 adults, free ages 18 & younger. Live performances by Adia Victoria and Ciona Rouse, artist-led activities in the galleries with Afruz Amighi and James Perrin, tastings by Chef Maneet Chauhan, food trucks and more.

$25 adults ($20 in advance), $10 ages 7 - 17, free ages 6 & younger. A night of music featuring bluegrass and roots pickers, food trucks and more. Benefits the park’s education programs.

N Grand Ole Opry

615-612-3324 nathanbaker@comcast.net

All ages. City Road Chapel Methodist Church, 701 Gallatin Pike S., Nashville; Fri 3:30 7:30 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $8 adults, $4 ages 4 - 12, free ages 3 & younger. Operating layouts of various scales, trainrelated exhibits, vendors from three states, door prizes and more.

See Tuesday, July 3.

R Outdoor

S FREE Henderson-

615-217-7133

ville Cruise-In

See Friday, July 6.

N FREE iSpy:

The Solar System

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Search for the planets along the mile-long paved walk.

Movie Night

All ages. Community Care of Rutherford County, 901 E. County Farm Road, Murfreesboro 7:30 p.m.; $5. Enjoy yard games and inflatables prior to a screening of Ferdinand. Proceeds benefit Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

N Red, White & Zoo 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org

See Friday, July 6.

Ages 21+. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $60 - $115. Experience the zoo’s exotic habitats while enjoying unlimited samples of wine from around the world. Plus, live music, animal encounters, food and more.

N FREE Full Moon

W FREE Music

N FREE Shelby

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

See Sunday, July 1.

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Mosey (Register)

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 p.m. Meander along the moonlit bottoms to gaze at the bright summer moon.

N Full Moon Pickin’ Party

warnerparks.org

All ages. Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.;

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W FREE Lawnchair Theatre

See Friday, July 6.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

in the Vines

W Nashville Airsoft Day Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 11 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 7:30 a.m. 4:15 p.m.; $45. Play on one of the largest indoor airsoft fields in the country.

Short Story Series

Ages 5+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Take turns expressing yourself through storytelling.

See Friday, July 6.

See Friday, July 6.

N Tye Dye

Fridays (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com All ages. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; $5 for one large item or two small items. Bring the fabric you’d like to dye and get creative.

SAT 28 R FREE 40th Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

See Friday, July 27.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, July 7.

N Anita Baker Farewell Concert Series

See Friday, July 27.

W Arena Polo franklinpolo.com

All ages. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 4:30 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 10 & younger. Franklin Polo Academy takes on Bluewater Creek in the interscholastic match, then it’s the USA vs Mexico in the International Challenge Cup.

S FREE Back-toSchool Bash

615-325-9032 portlandcofc.com All ages. Richland Park, 303 Portland Blvd., Portland; 8 - 11 a.m. Inflatables, games, school supplies giveaways and more.

R FREE Back-toSchool Bash

N FREE Tales

615-347-4052 info@hwy231south.com

615-862-8400 nashville.gov/parks

Grades K - 12. Hwy 231 South Church of Christ, 4331 Shelbyville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Get free backpacks and school supplies, along with complimentary

at Twilight

All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 p.m. Kids can learn to move with Mr. Chris Hip Hop Dance.

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haircuts, college recruiters and more.

R Back-to-School Splash Bash

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Enjoy inflatable water slides, the Splash Zone and more.

N FREE Big Band Dance

615-862-8440 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m. Learn to swing dance with live music by Radio Daze.

W FREE Bluegrass

Along the Harpeth

See Friday, July 27.

N Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

See Thursday, July 26.

N FREE Evening

Bird Walk (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7:30 - 9 p.m. Explore an evening full of birds and bats.

N Family Fun Lab: Dive In

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/familyfunlabs All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m.; $15.95 adults, $11.95 ages 2 - 12. Explore marine biology through hands-on activities.

S FREE Family Health & Fitness Day

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Enjoy live music, children’s activities and local health-andfitness booths.

N Family Program: Postcards from the Boondocks

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THINGS TO DO S FREE Flashback

N Little Art House

615-325-4086 sumnercrestwinery.com

See Saturday, July 7.

Concert

All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the sounds of the ’70s and ‘80s.

S Four Mile Classic active.com

All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 7 a.m.; $15 - $35. Choose the four-mile course or one-mile walk/run during this benefit for Joe Vickers Fantastic Kids, an organization providing Christmas food baskets for those in need in Sumner and North Davidson counties.

N FREE Frist

Architecture Tour

See Saturday, July 7.

N Grand Ole Opry See Tuesday, July 7.

R Hiking to Syca-

more Falls (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Ages 12+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $15. Transportation’s provided for this trek that includes three hours of moderate hiking and a refreshing dip in a mountain pool.

R Jr. Chef Chopped

Competition (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net

Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 W. Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $55. Kids will use mystery ingredients for this competition class modeled after the Food Network cooking show Chopped.

N FREE Kidsville kidsvilleonline.org

Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. Hear the Greek myth of the birth of Athena, then design a birth announcement card for the “baby” Athena myth.

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Drop-In Class

S FREE Living Well

Health & Beauty Expo

rivergate-mall.com

All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Health screenings, exhibits, professional make-overs, free samples, body wraps, facials, children’s activities, door prizes and more.

N Marine Biologist for a Day (Register)

See Friday, July 6.

N Moonlight Zip (Register)

615-395-9950 adventureworks.com Ages 6+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs; 7:30, 8, 8:30 & 9 p.m.; $65. Zipline through the dark evening forest under the light of the full moon.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Sunday, July 1.

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, July 27.

N FREE National Dance Day

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com All ages. Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Experience complimentary dance classes and learn choreography by the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Nashville Ballet offerings include adult contemporary and youth musical theater.

N Ninth Annual

Madison Train Show

See Friday, July 27.

N FREE NWS SKY-

WARN Storm Spotter Training (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

Ages 12+. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. The National Weather Service trains you to become an official storm spotter.

G

Williamson Parent’s Back-to-School Fair

et a head start on your child’s return to the classroom by gearing up at Williamson Parent’s Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, July 28 at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). The free fair is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. It boasts several vendors with educational resources, after-school enrichment programs and more. New this year is a kids’ fall fash-

ion show, sporting the trendiest wears from several of the Galleria’s retailers. And since it’s tax-free weekend, it’s all-the-more convenient for you to make a dent in that back-to-school clothes shopping! There will also be stage demonstrations, giveaways, face painting and more throughout the day. For more info, call 615-2562158, ext. 130, or visit nashvilleparent.com/btsf18.

ernoon Workshop (Register)

St., Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Discover what nature is like this time of year by participating in a scavenger hunt for prizes.

Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 7 - 8:30 p.m. Saunter through the meadows searching for crepuscular critters.

N FREE Splash Day

R FREE Third Annual

R Wild About

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All ages. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 12 - 4 p.m. Music, face painting, fire truck exploration, info booths, backpack giveaways and more.

Ages 5+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $3. Learn about the parts of a plant, plant life cycles, the importance of plants and more.

N FREE Warner Park

N Yoga Under the

N Saturday CraftSee Saturday, July 7.

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Ages 5 - 12. Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Get soaked on the Splash Pad, water slides and more.

S FREE Summer of Fandom

See Saturday, July 7.

N FREE Summer Scavenger Hunt (Register)

615-862-8539 sbnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson

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Community Cookout

Walks: Evening at the Burch Reserve (Register)

615-862-8555 wpnc.nashville.gov

All ages. Warner Park Nature

Plants (Register)

Stars (Register)

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/yoga All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 9 - 10:15 a.m.; $17 members, $22 non-members.


See Saturday, July 7.

W FREE Music

N You’re Still Here

See Sunday, July 1.

Maarika Mann

See “In the Theater,” page 65.

SUN 29 R FREE 40th Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

See Friday, July 27.

N Americana at the Ryman

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $40. Music by the Mark O’Connor Band and Brandy Clark.

N FREE Bicentennial Vintage Baseball

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 12 p.m. Machinists vs Cumberlanders then Maroons vs Phoenix.

N Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

See Thursday, July 26.

N Creative Zone: Make an Outlaw Bandana

See Monday, July 23.

S FREE Disney

Channel Celebrity Meet & Greet

rivergate-mall.com

All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 1 - 4 p.m. Actor Ethan Wacker, who plays Bernie Schotz on Bizaardvark, meets fans during this sports-themed day.

N FREE Fourth An-

nual Back-to-School Community Day

615-669-9472 nashville.gov/parks

All ages. Southeast Community

in the Vines

N FREE Nashville Flea Market

See Friday, July 27.

N Family Monday 615-244-3340 fristcenter.org

All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 per family. Enjoy a story (English and Spanish available), a family tour and hands-on creativity in the newly renovated Martin ArtQuest Gallery.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, July 2.

W FREE Rippavilla

R Tumbleweeds

tennesseevintagebaseball.com

See Monday, July 2.

Vintage Baseball

All ages. Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St., Spring Hill; 12 p.m. Distillers vs Travellers then Quicksteps vs Scouts.

N Sunday Funday

Workshop (Register)

See Sunday, July 1.

W Sunset

Concert Series

(Register)

TUE 31 R FREE 40th Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

615-786-1864 | boft.org

See Friday, July 27.

All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 6 - 8 p.m.; $10 in advance, $12 at the gate adults, $5 ages 6 - 15. Pack a picnic and enjoy a night of music by Resurrection, a Journey tribute band.

W Breakout Games

MON 30 R FREE 40th Annual International Grand Championship Pleasure & Colt Walking Horse Show

See Friday, July 27.

N Creative Zone: Brilliant Bolos

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; free with gate ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Explore the western style worn by cowboys and cowgirls, then customize your own neckwear.

N Early Explorers See Monday, July 2.

& Above All Day Trip (Register)

wcparksandrec.com

Ages 6 - 15. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; $45. Test your mental skills in an escape game, then bounce on wall-to-wall trampolines.

ON YOUR RADAR

W Yoga with

Center, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Nashville; 3 - 6 p.m. Students can get free back packs, school supplies, and hearing and health screenings. There’s also food and entertainment.

Enjoy a yoga session in the planetarium with NASA visualizations and 6.5 million stars on the dome.

A brand-new Sea Lion Splash show comes to the Wilson County Fair in August.

>> Mark your calendars for these August happenings. WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR Aug. 3 - 11

Ag Expo Park, Franklin williamsoncountyfair.org

TOMATO ART FEST

Aug. 10 - 11

Five Points, East Nashville tomatoartfest.com

TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR Aug. 11 - Sept. 9

Nashville Children’s Theatre nashvillect.org

SWEET CORN FUN FESTIVAL Saturday, Aug. 18

Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville luckyladdfarms.com

ZOOVIE NIGHT: ZOOTOPIA Friday, Aug. 31 Nashville Zoo nashvillezoo.org

R Busy Bees See Tuesday, July 3.

N Creative Zone: Brilliant Bolos

See Monday, July 30.

N Grand Ole Opry See Sunday, July 1.

N Lily Tomlin

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $75 - $125. A night of classic comedy.

W FREE Power Lunch Yoga

See Tuesday, July 3.

N Tuesdays for Tots See Tuesday, July 3.

R Water Polo

Next Month’s

HOT TICKET WILSON COUNTY FAIR Aug. 17 - 25

Wilson County Fairgrounds Lebanon wilsoncountyfair.net The biggest and longest running of Middle Tennessee’s county fairs boasts a gigantic Midway filled with rides for every age and thrill level. Plus, livestock competitions, carnival games, food and more. New this year: The Sea Lion Splash show.

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ACADEMICS Discovery Center at Murfree Springs 502 S.E. Broad Street, Murfreesboro explorethedc.org

Harris Riding Academy 615-890-2300

When school is out, camp is in! The Discovery Center incorporates fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning into all of our camps. Campers are divided into different age groups each with their own Camp Counselor and age-appropriate lessons packed with hands-on games and activities designed to help campers learn, socialize and have fun! Grades K - 4.

The Tutoring Center

5021 Hughes Crossing, Ste. 160, Franklin franklintn@tutoringcenter.com

615-721-8844

The Tutoring Center works with students grades K - 12 in math, reading, and writing. We work with students on their academic skills and concentration through our patented “Rotational Approach to Learning”. As a company we have a 95% success rate for students advancing an entire grade level in 6 months. Call today for information about our free diagnostic assessment and test consultation.

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

615-322-8261

We believe that providing acceleration as well as challenging, inquiry-based educational opportunities, best serve the intellectual needs of gifted children; that being able to work alongside true academic peers provides a sense of community and belonging that helps to 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.

2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

615-556-7370

Lessons, camps, birthday parties and more! Let us take you through the whole horse experience. Programs geared for beginner to show riders, kids to adults, and everything in between. Let us help you achieve your horse dreams. Check us out on Facebook.

Lucky Ladd Farm

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

615-274-3786

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

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

615-419-1089

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

ARTS – DANCE Artistic Elements

artisticelementsdance.com 615-472-9471

ANIMALS, EQUESTRIAN Creekside Riding Academy and Stables

4024 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro lessonshra@gmail.com

615-595-7547

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

Dance into summer with the go-to dance studio in Williamson County! With 18 different camp options, we have dancing fun for everyone. Half- and full-day camps for beginner to pre-professional dancers ages 3 - 18. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary and more. Before- and after-care available.

The Dancer’s School

2159 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro thedancersschool.com • thedancersschool@live.com

615-907-1155

Summer class schedule will be announced on our website on April 2. For schedule, registration, and teacher information please visit our website. Call or email us with questions. Non-competitive studio specializing in technique and presentation. All ages. continued on page 76...

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Summer Activities and After-School Programs Grassland Dance Academy 1111 Battlewood St. , Franklin gdadance.com

ARTS – VISUAL 615.790-7660

Grassland Dance Academy offers a variety of dance classes for all ages and all styles. Dance gives children a creative outlet to enjoy music, learn coordination and rhythm, work on fitness, and most of all, have fun! Ask us about our birthday parties.

Nashville Ballet

Nashville and Brentwood nashvilleballet.com

615-297-2966 ext. 203

Get ready to move and be moved this school year! Visit Nashville Ballet’s booth at the Back to School Fair to explore upcoming performances and learn about world-class dance instruction for children, teens and adults of all experience levels. Plus, enter to win a family four-pack of tickets to an unforgettable performance of Swan Lake, running Sep. 21 - 23 at TPAC.

ARTS – MUSIC Belmont School of Music 1900 Belmont Ave., Nashville belmont.edu/music

615-460-6408

The Belmont University School of Music offers a variety of summer camps. New this year is a program for students with special needs, ages 7 - 12, and a piano camp for students, ages 6 - 12. Visit our website and select Summer Programs. Band, piano, string, and vocal camps are offered for students in grades 9 - 12.

Melody Music Studios

melodymusicstudios.com 615-510-3798

Keyboard classes for preschool - adult. We are teaming up with World Music in Nashville for exciting keyboard classes starting in July. Ages 3 - 6 is a “mommy or daddy and me class” that involves coloring, saying, playing, and creating their own songs. Classes for ages 7 - adult teach you how to read music like a pro. Call or visit our website to register. Sign up by June 15 to get 10% off first month’s tuition.

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

615-301-8589

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

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

615-416-2001

Aspiring songwriters can hone their craft, learn from professionals, and make new friends. Camp includes one-on-one mentoring sessions, instrument instruction, performance coaching, demo recording, workshops led by special guests, and more. Campers enjoy unlimited access to the museum galleries, participate in a group recording session at historic RCA Studio B and present a showcase on the final day.

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

615-678-4739

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

Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

615-254-9103

Nashville Children’s Theatre’s camps and classes have taught generations of Nashvillians. Whether your child wants to play while pretending, be creative with new friends, or develop serious theatre skills, NCT has the right fit for ages 4 - 18. Most camps conclude with a sharing for family and friends.

Tribe Talent Management – Modeling and Acting Camp

4809 B. Trousdale, Nashville tribetalentmanagement.com • info@tribetalentmangement.com​

615-815-8664

Boys and girls, age 7 and up, can learn more about modeling and acting. Modeling Camp (8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.) includes morning yoga, smoothie break and modeling workshop. Acting Camp (1 - 5 p.m.) includes performance and presentation coaching as well as workshops by professionals. Camps held the weeks of Jul. 9 and 16. Chose either camp individually or do both. There’s even a photo session opt in.

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AR Workshop

330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-9, Franklin arworkshop.com/franklin 2022A Lindell Ave., Nashville arworkshop.com/nashville

615-285-4292 615-258-5569

Join us for creative and crafty Summer ARt Camps! Each day is a new project. Camps are designed for girls and boys, ages 8 - 14. Participants will customize and make 4 DIY projects and a t-shirt over the course of the four day camp. Each camper will have the opportunity to customize their project with their choice of designer paint colors and non-toxins stains. View our calendar and register on our website.

Art Buzz Kids

101 Holiday Ct, Franklin 615-224-8082 wineanddesign.com/locations/franklin • franklin.tn@wineanddesign.com

Spark your child’s creativity and imagination! Art Buzz Kids offers family-friendly painting and craft classes for children of all ages. Our birthday party themes are designed to inspire and excite all children. Art Buzz Kids is perfect for birthday parties, after-school classes, summer camps, and much more! Our passion is art and inspiring children to have fun, get creative and feel proud of their work!

Little Art House

2104 Acklen Ave, Nashville littlearthousenashville.com

615-933-9644

Locally owned by two sisters who are licensed and experienced art teachers, Little Art House supports education as well as offering encouragement and confidence in art making for all ages. Join them at their studio in Hillsboro Village for school break camps, classes for the littlest artists, and adult offerings throughout Spring and Summer 2018!

FITNESS/SPORTS Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate 1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro bskonline.com • bushido96@aol.com

615-890-6755 615-893-6003

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

British Swim School

britishswimschool.com/williamson-smyrna 615-212-2010 goswimwilliamsonsmyrna@britishswimschool.com

Nashville’s newest swim school is now open in Franklin with the mission of making sure that every child has the opportunity to become a safe and happy swimmer. Register now for the parent-trusted and kidapproved safety-first swim lessons. Classes start at 3 mos. and take place in a heated indoor pool. Call or visit our website to register today!

David Deaton Karate

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

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

E.T.C. Gymnastics

1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna etcgymnastics.com • coachken@etcgymnastics.com

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

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

Harvest Martial Arts

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

615-224-3851

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

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

615-566-5187

Camps held Jun. 11 - 15 and Jul. 16 - 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily.  Camps are for all skill levels, ages 8 and up.  Students will enjoy learning archery while making new friends!  Activities include archery training with our USA Archery certified instructors, archery games and crafts.  We will end the week with a fun tournament and prizes!  All equipment is provided or you can bring your own.  Cost is $200 for the week.

Music City Gymnastics

122 Wheeler St., La Vergne musiccitygym.com • info@musiccitygym.com

615-776-8333

MCGC provides high-quality instruction at an affordable price in gymnastics, cheerleading and tumbling for girls and boys ages 3 years and older. We offer special activities including Parents’ Night Out, open gym, clinics, summer camps and birthday parties. Call or email for your free trial and ask about registration discounts.

Music City Indoor Karting

400 Davidson St., Nashville musiccityindoorkarting.com • sales@musiccityindoorkarting.com

615-242-3275

Campers experience the thrill of indoor kart racing. The program features lots of racing with only other campers on the track, classroom sessions to develop racing skills, track safety briefing and basic kart operations. Instructors teach campers how to drive safely and follow their progress. Activities include kart care and maintenance, make and race your own pinewood derby car, games, mini golf, inflatables, and more!

My Gym

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

Art Buzz Kids Summer Camp / 615-224-8082 (Franklin, TN & Spring Hill, TN locations)

Horse Birthday Parties!

Multiple Party Themes ✪ Climate-Controlled Facility ✪ Safe, Fun and Clean Environment ✪ Parties for Ages 3 and Up!

615-371-5437

We build strong, healthy bodies through tumbling, relays, music and gymnastics. High-energy, structured classes improve balance, agility and build self-confidence. Our immaculate facilities and low studentteacher ratios help children 3 mos. - 13 yrs. develop excellent fitness habits in a non-competitive way.

One Goal Sports

Murfreesboro 615-896-7309 onegoalsports.net • admin@onegoalsports.net

615-556-7370

www.harrisridingacademy.com

harrisridingacademy@gmail.com 4024 Barfield Crescent Rd, Murfreesboro

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

Yong In Martial Arts

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 1031 Riverside Drive, Ste. K, Franklin taekwondobrentwood.com

Modeling & Acting Camp

615-370-1117 615-591-3373

Choose either camp or do both. Email info@

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

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July 9 & 16 2018

FLIGHT

For girls & boys 7+

Nashville Flight Training

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

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

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Camp Rock Zone

11902 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet camprockzone.com • contact@rockzonemusic.com

4809 B. Trousdale, Nashville • tribetalentmanagement.com • 615-815-8664

615-562-0070

Camp Rock Zone® is hosting it’s annual S.T.E.A.M. themed summer camp experience. Perfect for kid imagineers ages 7 - 11 who love Minecraft, Legos, robotics, space and music. Weekly sessions available all June and July. Attend one week or the whole summer. Before- and after-care available.

Camp Tech R3volution (Lavner Camps)

Camps held at Vanderbilt, 2201 West End Ave., Nashville 610-664-8803 lavnercampsandprograms.com • justin@lavnercampsandprograms.com

Award-winning Camp Tech R3volution is your Next Generation Tech Camp! 35+ majors/minors in robotics with EV3/artificial intelligence/Vex, game design, Python, Java, VR, Minecraft™, Spy Tech, sports analytics, film production for YouTube, digital music making, and more. Jun. 4 - Jul. 7. Ages 7 - 14.

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Summer Activities and After-School Programs Engineering for Kids

engineeringforkids.com/nashville • nashville@engineeringforkids.net

615-435-9321

Register now for our 2018 Engineering For Kids Summer Camps. Ages 6 - 14 yrs. Camps held at locations in Nashville, Franklin and La Vergne. We offer both half- and full-day camps. Camps include Minecraft, robotics, electronic game design, 3D printing, Design the Future and more. Morning and afternoon camps. Fees are $165 per camp for the full week, use promo code SC10%OFF. Offer ends soon.

Mr. Bond’s Science Guys

mrbondscienceguy.com 615-573-2702

We have devoted over 20 years to inspiring kids to love science via our inspirational hands-on demonstrations that make science fun, cool and easy! Our uncanny crowd control makes us a favorite at special events including birthday parties, in-school field trips, assemblies, fairs and festivals, and library shows. Anywhere there are children hungry for fun and learning, The Science Guys will be there to help!

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

615-862-5177

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

TRADITIONAL CAMPS Camp Beech Creek at Currey Ingram Academy 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood curreyingramcamps.org

615-507-3242

Beech Creek Camp at Currey Ingram Academy offers full-day fun experiences on an 83 acre campus in Brentwood featuring nature trails, creek, sports fields, and creative indoor spaces. Children ages rising K - grade 6 will enjoy “make-your-own-morning” elective choices and weekly themes.

Camp Y.I.

599 Jones Mill Road, La Vergne campyi.org

615-459-3971

Camp Y.I. is situated on a peninsula overlooking Percy Priest Lake. Our 175 acres provides an outdoor playground for boys and girls ages 7 - 14 (overnight campers) and ages 6 - 10 (day campers). Activities include horseback riding, swimming pool, lake activities, high ropes and a climbing tower.

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

615-373-9550

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

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

615-794-2918

Age-graded 1-week (grades 3 - 12) and 2-week (ages 12 - 15) co-ed camps. Campers experience fun adventures, grow in their faith and forge friendships through reduced distractions and no technology. Zip lines, giant swing, paintball, archery tag, climbing tower and lake activities: waterslide, swimming, kayaking, aqua park and more. Campers choose one track to develop skills.

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Age-graded small groups. Day Camps: 5 yrs. - grade 5. Adventure Day Camps: grades 6 - 8. Bus transportation. Extended care. Fun adventures. New friendships. No technology. Lake activities, pedal karts, obstacle course, games, archery, crafts, climbing tower, creek wading, songs, Bible study and more. Adventure Camps also include survival skills: shelter building, fire starting, knot tying, navigation, lashing and more.

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A life-changing, everything-planned-for-you, vacation experience! Week-long summer camps or 3-night Labor Day Weekend. An opportunity to create long-lasting memories, experience the outdoors and strengthen relationships. Your family has a personal, college-age assistant who helps as needed with your kids. Recreation, family challenges, games, outdoor movie night, wagon rides, crafts, family devotions and more.

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Father Ryan High School

700 Norwood Drive, Nashville 615-383-4200 fatherryan.org/page/athletics/summer-camps • summer@fatherryan.org

The fun doesn’t stop during the summer at Father Ryan! Our courts, fields, stages and classrooms are alive with pulse-pounding action in our highly sought-after camps. From football to dance to dodgeball to art, we have something for all interests, abilities and ages. All camps are held on the Father Ryan campus and are conducted by the Irish’s impressive lineup of championship coaches, trainers and teachers.

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Artist. Athlete. Actor. Astronaut. No matter what a girl aspires to be, she can live her dreams at Harpeth Hall this summer. Girls from preK - grade 12 can spend one or two weeks uncovering artistic talents, perfecting athletic skills, exploring science in-depth and just plain having fun. Registration for summer camp programs is now open. Learn more on our website. Harpeth Hall is where girls dream big and go far!

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

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Voted best sleep-away camp more than six times in the Best of Parenting reader’s poll. One- and twoweek 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 camper-to-counselor ratio.

The Webb School Summer Day Camp 319 Webb Road East, Bell Buckle thewebbschool.com/academics/summer-program

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The Webb School’s Summer Day Camp for rising grades 4 - 8 focuses on engineering, robotics, art, sports and outdoor adventure. The class schedule runs from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Camps are week-long and run from Jun. 11 - Jun. 29. Bus service is available from Murfreesboro and Tullahoma. Lunch is provided. Come for one week, or sign up for all three!

WinShape Day Camp

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WinShape Camps for Communities provides an unforgettable day camp experience for campers that have completed grades 1 - 9. Whether you like soccer, science, or anything in between, there is something for everyone! We combine sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. Families registering multiple children automatically get a 10% sibling discount after the first child is registered!

YMCA Camp Ocoee

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423-338-5588

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

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

YMCA Summer Adventure

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

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Tennessee Pediatrics Welcomes Two New Providers... Says Goodbye to Dr. Hannah Renno A letter from Dr. Renno: Over the past 4 years, I’ve had the honor of working as a pediatrician at Tennessee Pediatrics. This summer, my family begins our next phase of life in Little Rock, Arkansas after my husband graduates from his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt in June. I am proud of him and excited for what’s next, but this new beginning also means a lot of bittersweet goodbyes to families that I have come to love in Middle Tennessee. However, with my “goodbye” comes an exciting new “Hello!”… two of them, in fact! Our office has been so pleased to welcome Mary Gwen Sagen to our team in April. Mary Gwen started her career in medicine as a nurse in a pediatric office, and after a quick detour through culinary arts training in New York City, she graduated from Vanderbilt’s nurse practitioner program in the fall of 2017. Mary Gwen brings her passion for nutrition and her experience as a mom of 2 little ones to help serve the families of Tennessee Pediatrics. We also look forward to welcoming Dr. Lauren McClain, who will join our practice at the end of June. Dr. McClain and I have been friends since our pre-med classes together in college, and she has made Middle Tennessee her home since 2010. After completing her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt, she initially worked in the neonatal intensive care unit, and has now been serving as an inpatient pediatrician at Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital at Williamson Medical Center for 3 years. Dr. McClain has 2 young sons. As I prepare for my transition this summer, I’ve been reflecting on my role as a pediatrician. When you select a new Pediatric Primary Care Provider for your bundle of joy, look for a Pediatric Provider who will make it a priority to listen to your expertise on your own child, but who is also willing to guide you in what’s healthiest and best, even if that means making hard changes. Sometimes a medication or prescription is the solution for a sickness, but often knowledge about your child’s condition and insight on what to watch for are more Renno Family valuable tools. We strive to help with every aspect of raising healthy kids, from nutrition and safety to character and discipline. For more of my thoughts on these topics, please find my blog post at https://www. tennesseepediatrics.com/blog. Thank you to all the families that have shared their children with me over the past 4 years. I’ve seen you in your bleary-eyed exhaustion, and I’ve seen you beaming with pride. I’ve rejoiced alongside you in their victories of sleeping through the night, pooping in the potty, conquering a fear, bringing home a state trophy, tackling algebra, choosing a college, and overall becoming confident, courageous, and kind. You are doing well, parents, and I’m grateful to be along for the ride. “It is a privilege that people trust me to take care of their children, and I want to honor that by working hard to be a good, compassionate, evidence-based pediatrician.”

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