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“Boys Will Be Boys?” When kids pick on each other, someone always gets hurt. But bullying, assault and more is not an example of boys being boys. Parents share thoughts. Read more in our feature story on page 33. “Sadly those people saying ‘boys will be boys’ file this type of thing under a prank or hazing and think it’s acceptable.” Evelyn DeJesús

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ho among us is a lover of conflict? Certainly not I. I love peace. I love when everyone’s getting along and life is easy and light and my kids are doing well. It’s awful and stressful when difficult matters rear up. We all have hard issues in our lives and yet we carry on, telling each other we’re fine. Why? Because not a solitary person wants to know about our misery and woe most of the time. Just look at Facebook. Everybody posts about the great; very few post about the dismal and disturbing. We post to share the good. When things are hard and bad, we retreat, hide, find a corner, lick our wounds. Sometimes difficult issues need light. Sometimes we have to look hard at what we don’t understand and be brave enough to tackle it and hopefully defeat it. If you have kids in school, I’m talking to you, but I’m also talking to parents with babies or with a baby on the way. If you turn to page 33 you’ll see a troubling feature about sexual assault happening among kids. A serious case of it that has been exposed locally (receiving national attention) is the matter at hand. Sexual assault among kids is happening more than we know (see the Associated Press study link on page 34). It’s time to act. What do we do? First, we have to acknowledge that it happens and it’s happening. Second, if you don’t have protection in place on your home computers and on all of the kid phones YOU PAY FOR, get a grip. Put social media monitoring tools in place. Toptenreviews.com spent endless hours reviewing tools for cell phone monitoring and mobile app blocking so you can get parenting controls in place. It’s 2017 and pornography is easily accessible while kids are privately snapping away on Snapchat. I hate that I sound like an old biddy worry wart, but the study conducted by the AP was a huge wake up call. So was the bullying incident gone haywire at a local school. Let’s get smart. Let’s protect our kids and stop sweeping away our conflicts. We can resolve our problems, but we first have to expose them — it’s much more important than a false appearance of peace.

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We say to our kids, “Use your imagination!” But ... maybe we actually need to teach them to do that.

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Last month’s (August, 2017) article was about how you can help your child think “outside of the box” and how to get him to use his imagination. We put the topic on Facebook, too. “It has been clear for many years that the way we have been doing education for the last few decades just doesn’t work. As a society, we empha-

Come on, kids! You can do better than that! Think ‘outside of the box!’”

That’s what the teacher says. But what does she mean? Kids hear that kind of prompt but don’t really know what she’s saying. So they nod and try. But what exactly is “thinking outside of the box?” Some sort of vague way of saying, “Use your imagination!” While there’s hardly enough time to teach out-of-the-box thinking in the academic setting, it means to approach problems in new, innovative ways. To think of things on your own. To be intellectually curious and interested in exploring the unknown and to bring it out into the open. Adults are right to encourage kids to “use your imagination,” but plenty of children (and adults) feel a deficit in that department, believing themselves uncreative and leading them to turn in run-of-the-mill work, filled with the bare minimum requirements of an assignment rubric. In an era where kids are often absorbed by one electronic device or another in their spare time, how can you cultivate in them the ability to look at things differently? Originally? Your brilliant child may have the aptitude to conceive of something innovative (and big companies seek minds that are), but if he’s not going to use his imagination, he won’t be able to come up with much.

DO YOUR PART

The National Education Association says the “Four Cs” — creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration — are the skills most important for 21st century learning. And while we can press repeat on the “Four Cs” over and over again, it doesn’t mean much if it’s not put into action. With iPads doing much of the heavy lifting for preschool imaginations, parents must limit screens for more free time for dreaming, playing and individual interests. Ignite your child’s imagination ... or not. Start at home while your young child is putty in your hands. Try to purposefully raise him in a creative environment where screen time is balanced — planned and managed just like daily meals. Give him a head start in discovering his unique abilities as he grows by giving him chances to explore his creativity. Here are easy, doable things you can do, beginning with the great “What if?”

The “What if?” exercise is a great way to encourage a laid-back, non judgmental approach to open-ended thinking. The exercise helps kids generate a lot of potential ideas and research shows creative people tend to be idea factories.

1. USE “POSSIBILITY THINKING”

Ask your child “What if?” in as many ways as possible. When he comes to you for help, turn it around on him rather than jumping in and solving it. Asking “What if?” helps him think of creative possibilities, says Colleen Kessler, former teacher, gifted specialist and author of numerous books including Raising Creative Kids: A Collection of Simple Creativity Prompts for Children (Create Space Publishing Platform; 2016). It will change his thinking from “What is this and what does it do?” to “What can I do with this?”

2. NURTURE INTERESTS

Creativity and imagination blooms when kids feel passion for activities they enjoy. Let THEM choose their activities and explore them in depth, Kessler says. If your child loves playing with trains, then find train activities for him — build trains, go see trains, study train history, write about trains, color trains, paint trains, act like a train.

3. READ, READ, READ

It’s the great mental stimulator of our society and yet parents lose the reading battle daily to electronic endeavors. It was Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) who said so craftily, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” It can’t be said enough to start young with reading by doing it and encouraging it. Read stories at bedtime, read at the table, read while kids are in the bath, read, read, read. Go to the library, go

to storytimes, read in front of them, love it, talk about it ... READ! As your child grows, ask questions about what he’s reading. Ask “What if?” a lot. And don’t fill in the blanks for him. When you ask “What if?” ... wait. Wait for him to reply. Wait. Then listen carefully to what happens next.

4. GO AHEAD, MAKE MISTAKES

So many times, maybe it’s because we hate to see our children struggle, we rush in and save them. This is actually the opposite approach if you want your child to be creative, says Peggy Drexler, Ph.D., author and research psychologist. “Children develop self-confidence when they figure things out on their own. Letting your child try and try again — and eventually getting it right on his own — teaches him about himself, about life and about problem solving.”

5. MINIMIZE SCREEN TIME

In our tech-saturated world, a kid’s right brain is often underactive when it’s hooked up to a screen device, says Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D., author of Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time (New World Library; 2015). Creative activities stimulate the right brain, so parents have to go out of their way to make them happen. It’s hard for parents to fight the endless lure of the iPad and smartphone, but many educators now say it’s the most important battle to wage for your child’s creative abilities.

6. TAKE AN ARTS CLASS

Over and over again, research supports the importance of arts in a child’s education, but many times academics are always put first. Take matters into your own hands if your child’s arts education is lacking. “If children are exploring and thinking and experimenting and trying new ideas, then creativity has a chance to blossom,” says MaryAnn Kohl, an arts educator and author of numerous books about children’s art education. After all, WHAT IF you just let your children be on their devices all day long without talking or doing anything else but that? Susan Day is editor of this publication. She has four great kids and does worry about technology taking over the world.

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size uniqueness and celebrate individuality yet during an entire childhood we try to make children learn and perform identically. We compare them to each other like they’re suppose to be the same, but then stress how important it is to accept each other’s differences. Why do we continue to accept this as acceptable education?” Samantha Downing

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MIND & BODY Not much is new about ear infections in tots, except, if your child’s prone to them and you smoke, he’s 86 percent more likely to need ear surgery one day. By Kiera Ashford

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ries erupt the silence of the night. Your little guy’s awake and needs you. After the routine bottle and a clean diaper, he’s still not comfortable. That’s when you notice a slight fever, but there are no other symptoms. Could it be an ear infection?

KNOW THE SIGNS When it comes to big kids and what ails them, sometimes it’s easy as asking a question or two. However, when it comes to a baby, it’s his non-verbal cues you need to pay attention to, and an ear infection is one of the hardest things to detect. “A fever is the hallmark of ear infections, with many children exceeding 102 degrees,” says Siva Chinnadurai, M.D., MPH, associate professor of otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A fever could be just the first sign, though. Chinnadurai says a loss in appetite and fussiness are also signs of a possible ear infection. Another common sign she says is ear pulling or tugging, but she also says this is seen with teething — which makes it even more difficult for you to know if it’s associated with an ear infection or not.

REPEATED INFECTIONS Over time, if your child has repeated ear infections, you may begin to wonder what could happen to his ears. Chinnadurai says although it’s unlikely that permanent damage can occur from multiple ear infections, some recurrent perforations of the eardrum from severe infec-

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tions could affect hearing in the long term (you can recognize eardrum perforations from pus draining from the ear). She also adds that very young children — particularly those younger than 2 who have less developed immune systems — are slightly more likely to develop rare complications, such as infections of the bone behind the ear. “Another long-term risk to consider is antibiotic resistance,” says Chinnadurai. “If kids are on antibiotics too frequently, this can contribute to antibiotic resistance, making future infections harder to treat.”

EAR TUBES Ears are built with natural drainage tubes — Eustachian tubes — that allow fluid to drain out and air to fill the middle part of the ear. If your child experiences frequent ear infections, those tubes may not work properly Chinnadurai says. In this case, ear tubes may be inserted by an ENT surgeon with the use of a microscope. Although tubes can be placed in babies and children, Chinnadurai says it’s unlikely to have enough ear problems that your pediatrician or ENT would recommend them before 6 - 8 months old. “Ear tubes are meant to help [drainage] by creating another path for liquid to leave the ear and for air to get in,” says Chinnadurai noting they help to decrease the number of infections, make it easier to diagnose infections when they occur and allow for treatment with antibiotic drops. “Using drops minimizes the side effects that

come with oral antibiotics such as upset stomach, diarrhea and yeast infections,” assures Chinnadurai.

CLEANING BABY’S EARS Clean Baby’s ears by simply wiping the outside of the ear’s opening with a warm washcloth — during bath time. “Occasionally, your healthcare provider may recommend something more, such as diluted hydrogen peroxide,” says Chinnadurai. “This shouldn’t be done unless recommended, and you should never try to clean your baby’s ear canal by inserting something into it.”

PREVENTION Did you know that a major, preventable contributor to ear infections is exposure to cigarette smoke? “While the smoke itself irritates the lining of the ears, it also prevents the natural cleaning function of the ears,” says Chinnadurai. “This increases fluid in the ears and prevents it from being cleared out, thereby increasing the risk of infections.” She says that kids are 37 percent more likely to have ear disease and 86 percent more likely to need ear surgery if their parents smoke. Another cause for ear infections is the way you feed your baby. “Feeding babies while they’re flat on their back can allow liquid to move up the Eustachian tube and into the ears,” adds Chinnadurai. Kiera Ashford is associate editor and mother of three.


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ant more for your child’s education beyond public school offerings? If you’re thinking about an independent education for your kids, then do a little homework by attending Nashville Parent’s Private School Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Adventure Science Center. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., you can meet one on one with representatives from several private schools

across Middle Tennessee. They’ll be ready to talk with your family about everything their schools offer — from academics and athletics to arts and financial aid. The Private School Fair is free, but regular admission applies to ASC’s exhibit areas ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). ASC is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Call 615-256-2158 or visit nashvilleparent.com to learn more.

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nly 2-day Pilgrimage Passes (Tier Three; $275 each) and one-day (Sunday) General Admission tickets ($135 each) remain for the Pilgrimage Festival taking place Sept. 23 - 24. The good news is, you don’t have to spring for kids 10 and younger. Little ones get in free with a paying adult. The Vanderbilt Health Lil’ Pilgrims Family Stage has a full slate of fun in store. Grammy-nominated Ralph Covert of Ralph’s World fame (ralphsworld.com) put together and is anchoring the kids’ line up this year. Covert recently launched his new CD, Time Machine Guitar, and he’ll perform some of the songs at the festival to get kids dancing on the spot. Also performing on the kids’ stage are Red Yarn (folk music and puppetry); Steve Elci and Friends (pop and participation!); and for pirate fun, Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers. Kids can sample Go Go Squeeze yogurt and wear a wristband (with space for your phone number in case they get lost). Kids can also create glow-in-thedark “sound bracelets” in the expanded arts area, courtesy of the Frist Center for Visual Arts. “We’ve expanded our activities stage, too — renaming it ‘Storyville’ — and we’ll have a full slate of activities and workshops for young guests, including sessions in kids’ improv, puppet and magic shows, and a kids’ songwriting workshop,” Covert says. Returning are the popular pirate play ship, face painting and The Mom Spot for nursing mothers courtesy of Baby & Co. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is at The Park at Harlinsdale (239 Franklin Road, Franklin). Parking passes are sold out. Purchase tickets and see FAQs at pilgrimagefestival.com.

QUICK BITS THE HOMEWORK HOTLINE is available for kids needing assistance Mon - Thu from 4 - 8 p.m. Staffed by tutors and knowledgeable volunteers, have your child call 615-298-6636 ... LUCKY LADD FARM LOVES the fall and is opening its newly designed corn maze for you and your family on Sunday, Sept. 20. Lucky Ladd’s gearing up for a slew of new fun as autumn unfolds, so be sure to plan on a visit with your

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night away and participate in contests. Adult tickets range from $35 - $75; admission is free for ages 14 & younger. Get tickets in advance at dardanella.com ... Seems like it was just yesterday when we were cheering for the NASHVILLE PREDATORS during the Stanley Cup. The 2017-18 hockey preseason is here with four home games this month: Sept. 19 vs Florida Panthers (3:30 & 7 p.m.); Sept. 28 vs Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m.) and Sept.

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LOCAL HANDPICKED PROGRAMS These unique offerings for wee ones offer educational fun in playful environments:

Baby Sensory Art Class at Little Art House 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville 615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com This ongoing class lets ages 6 - 24 months explore and play while igniting their curiosity for learning. Each $15 class introduces babies to different mediums. There’s also a separate class just for toddlers ($20).

“Explorers” Family Science Lab at Adventure Science Center 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville 615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/familyscience Children 3 - 5 with a parent can explore STEM through hands-on activities. Offered twice monthly,

this month’s sessions are Sept. 20 & 23, and the topic is robotics. Cost is $5 per child in addition to regular admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). The Early Explorers preschool program will be returning upon the completion of the new early childhood area (date TBA).

It Looks Like Play at Brentwood Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood 615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library Every Thursday from Sept. 7 - Nov. 16, ages 9 months - 4 years can engage in this free sensory program that delivers tactile experiences. Little ones can mix, pour, shape, tear and squish a variety of materials and substances. The program targets larger concepts of math, science, language and social development.

Kindermusik at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville 615-322-7651 blair.vanderbilt.edu/precollegeadult/kindermusik.php Blair’s “Maestro Status” program is ranked in the top 5 percent of all Kindermusik programs in the U.S. Offering fall and spring classes for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers (with Mom & Dad), little minds get lots of stimulation through songs, stories, dance, instrument play and more. Semesters are $415 per family.

Nature Play Days at The Wilderness Station 697 Veterans Pkwy. Murfreesboro • 615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks These free play dates with Mother Nature are for little ones ages 1 & older with a parent. The program helps stimulate your child’s interest in learning to play with objects found in nature, and children

have fun getting muddy along the way! The next two installments are Wednesdays, Sept. 20 & Oct. 11 at 11 a.m.

Preschool Song & Storytime at Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Taking place the third Saturday monthly, each installment gives ages 3 - 5 the opportunity to hear a story and create art inspired by the artists, artifacts and music featured in the galleries. Admission is free for kids in Davidson and surrounding counties, and up to two accompanying adults get 25 percent off the regular $24.95 admission.

SPARK at Discovery Center 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-890-2300 explorethedc.org SPARK (STEAM Play Achieves Real Knowledge) is a parent/ tot program every Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. It includes art activities, music and movement, stories and hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Each week covers a different topic. Admission is $2 for the program in addition to the $8 gate.

Tuesdays for Tots at Cheekwood 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville • 615-356-8000 cheekwood.org Ages 3 - 5 with parents can craft art projects every Tuesday from September - May. Ages 2 & younger are welcome and can have fun coloring. The drop-in class runs 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., and projects change weekly. Themes often tie to the museum’s or gardens’ current exhibits. Included with gate admission ($20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17).

Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library 615 Church St., Nashville 615-862-5785 nashvillepubliclibrary.org The Children’s Division of Nashville Public Library is a magical experience for little kids. Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. is perhaps the most popular storytime for tots who love joining the Professor, Library Pete and Mary Mary for 30 minutes of singing, juggling and book-reading delight. Little ones also love appearances by puppet pals like Tommy Dog and Jimmy Giraffe. Admission is free.

Zoo Tots at Nashville Zoo 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville 615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org This six-week program in the fall and spring is for ages 2 - 5 years along with a parent. Kids learn about different animals like birds, furry friends, amphibians, invertebrates, reptiles and more. Sessions include play experiences, art, songs, live animal encounters and more. Cost is $100 members, $125 non-members. The fall session is underway. Spring session runs March 21 - May 2, 2018.

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he school year started out great, but now your child is struggling. What happened? She doesn’t quite understand the new math concept, she’s definitely down in the dumps, avoiding her homework ... you’re at a loss. When teachers start getting into their curriculum, things move fast. If a child gets behind, it can be difficult to catch up, resulting in a fall that can last all year long. At what point should you be concerned? Is your child just having trouble with a difficult concept or could it be a learning disability? What steps should you take? How do you get the support she needs to be successful? First, breathe. Second, learn more.

LEARNING DISABILITY: SUCH A LOADED TERM The term learning disability is an “umbrella” term that covers a wide range. It’s “a condition giving rise to difficulties in acquiring

knowledge and skills to the level expected of those of the same age, especially when not associated with a physical handicap.” The Tennessee Department of Education defines a specific learning disability as “a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations and that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.” A learning disability does not include learning problems that could be a result of visual, hearing, motor delays, cognitive delays, emotional delays or an environmental/cultural/ economic disadvantage.

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suspect something’s amiss, keep bringing it up to the teacher. Make the situation known and schedule that meeting, then share the reasons why you’re concerned citing specific examples. Keep an ongoing open line of communication with the teacher and work together to problem solve. Questions to ask: • Could it be a learning disability? • Is there an attention in the classroom? • Are there negative behaviors getting in the way of your child’s learning? • What can you do to support your child at home? • What supports are available at school? If there’s concern about your child’s progress in class, the teacher may recommend she receive some Tier 2 supports at school. Tier 2 supports are additional interventions on top of the typical classroom instruction and may include Title 1 reading services, Read (please turn the page)

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Naturally or small group pullout for additional reading/writing/math support. If her teacher recommends a Tier 2 support, follow up with the teacher six weeks after the intervention is put in place to check on progress. During this meeting, the teacher reports if she’s making adequate progress and closing the gap. If the data shows the intervention is working, continue with the interventions in place. However, if the data shows she’s still not making the progress expected, the teacher may recommend special education testing, or you can request that she be evaluated for special education services. If the decision is made to pursue special education testing, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form and an evaluation team will collect data within 60 days about your child from you, classroom observation, direct testing, attendance and behavior as well as looking at vision and hearing test results.

If the team decides to pursue special education testing the process will begin. Once IQ, academic testing and the cumulative file have been reviewed, you’ll meet with school staff to discuss the data and next steps for your child. These may include special education services and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). An important thing to remember is to keep your emotions aside. Let the data show you how your child is progressing and work with the teacher as a team to come up with solutions to help your child succeed. If she’s eligible for special education services, the team will work on creating an individualized plan for her which will include interventions to help her learn new concepts, establish goals, put in place accommodations as needed and determine how her progress will be measured. This may be through measured, direct observation, work samples, assessment, curriculum based measurements, trial, etc.

SIGNS YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE A LEARNING DISABILITY: • She’s slow to learn the connection between letters/sounds • She makes consistent reading/spelling errors • She’s slow to remember/recall facts • She’s up and down with skills • She confuses math signs, has difficulty with word problems and learning to tell time • She’s slow to learn new skills and relies heavily on memorization • She’s impulsive and doesn’t plan • She avoids writing • You see poor coordination and she’s prone to accidents • She avoids reading outloud • She has difficulty understanding body language and facial expressions Tina Pratt is a mom of two. She’s a former PreK- 5 special education teacher who now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!

LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSESSMENTS Brain Balance Center

790 Jordan Road, Ste. 110 Franklin | 615-224-6625 brainbalancecenters.com ADHD, dyslexia, processing disorders and spectrum disorders through an integrated approach. Academic, social and behavioral issues.

Center for Dyslexia at MTSU 1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro 615-494-8800 | mtsu.edu/dyslexia Offers student testing/evaluations to identify patterns of strengths & weaknesses.

Expressways To Learning – TN

Franklin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville 615-851-9703 expresswaystolearningtn.com Dyslexia, autism, ADD/ADHD and gifted students. Specializes in “Learning Differences.”

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Franklin Speech & Learning

4731 Trousdale Drive, Ste. 12 Nashville 2117 Hillsboro Road, Franklin 7146 Nolensville Road, Nolensville 615-591-3244 franklinspeech.com Consultations, assessments, treatments and counseling for learning differences, including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and more.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

ldaamerica.org Information on learning disabilities, practical solutions and a comprehensive network of resources.

Learning Lab

5500 Maryland Way, Ste. 110 Brentwood | 615-377-2929 2000 Glen Echo Road, Ste. 208 Nashville |615-321-7272 mylearnlab.com Assessments include dyslexia and ADHD testing and preschool

screening. Also offers cognitive skills training and Gateway Academy, a customized learning program.

Learning Matters

3511 Belmont Ave., Nashville 615-739-0547 learningmattersinc.org Diagnostic assessments and intensive instruction for K - 12 students. Also provides a learning disabilities/ dyslexia support group.

LearningRx

5554 Franklin Pike, Ste. 200 Nashville | 615-953-8899 — and — 2042 Lascassas Pike, Ste. A7 Murfreesboro | 615-867-8717 learningrx.com Cognitive skills assessments and brain training to target weak skills.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

ncld.org Leadership, public awareness andgrants for research and innovative practices in learning disabilities.

The Tutoring Center

5021 Hughes Crossing, Ste. 160 Franklin, TN 37064 (615) 721-8844 tutoringcenter.com Free diagnostic assessments, individualized programs, one-on-one instruction.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning Assessment Clinic

110 Magnolia Cir., Nashville 615-936-6588 vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/ services/learning_assessment_clinic Academic assessments through evaluation and consultation for students ages 5 - 25 who have learning challenges.


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COVER STORY

Child-on-Child Sexual Violence Comes Home to Roost.

Entering the age of cracking voices and pimples, kids are vulnerable and in need of protection more than ever.

HOW DID WE GET HERE? by Susan Day

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he universal Law of Polarity states that all things have a polar opposite: within every failure there is potential for success. There is happy and sad, love and hate, win and lose, good and evil, and on and on. In all environments this polarity potential exists. Take a school environment, for instance. Like a locker room. The leaders and the followers, the weak and the strong, the bullies and the bullied. Polarity exists through all stages of life, but perhaps it’s in middle school — just when kids are trying to sort out who they are, where they “stand” and who likes or who doesn’t like them — where the polarity law is at its most intense.

Kids reach sexual maturity at different ages, with scattered guidance from the adults and other kids in their lives. Kids can learn about sexuality online, too. In 2017, where access to pornography is widespread online, all kinds of “lessons” can be found. According to an extensive 2017 study of adolescents in the UK by Middlesex University, of the 1,000 children and young adults studied, 46 percent reported searching for pornography graphically. Now let’s look at social media use among kids. Snapchat, specifically, and the activity of sharing images — any images — knowing that within seconds the fun and handy little app will erase the image forever. Kids often go to sleep holding their phones, and they check their social media sites before brushing their teeth in the morning. Kids can also screenshot images and share them via text, often to be shared and shared again. Now mix all of this up. Combine the Law of Polarity with puberty, sexual curiosities, easy

access to porn and the unmonitored “underground” world of Snapchat and you pretty much have a snapshot of teenage life today. Of course, this is not ALL kids are interested in, but they are ALL aware of it and for some, it can distort all other healthier interests. Left unchecked, it can lead to disaster.

LOOK & LISTEN Here in the South, we’ve heard about sexual abuse in private schools in the North. We know that adults have sexually assaulted students. We know adults sexually abuse children all over the world every day, but we’ve heard very little about child-on-child sexual abuse — certainly not here at home. The South has a storied history of sweeping unsavory topics “under the rug,” yet we know that it’s the wrong course of action. When it comes to children and sexual abuse, “turning the other cheek” and “boys being boys” are illadvised permissive clichés that have no place in a kid’s healthy sexual development. (please turn the page)

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CHILD-ON-CHILD ABUSE Whether or not child-onchild sexual assault is linked to pornography is not known, but it can be theorized. The Internet is a key part in young lives, and if kids don’t have access to honest sexual health information, it can have devastating consequences. Bullying is linked to child-onchild assault, and we all know that bullying runs rampant in schools even with all of our good adult attempts to dismantle it and “be nice.” The truth is, in a middle or high school locker room filled with teens changing clothes and no adult supervision or cameras, “things” can happen instantly. A bully can find his victim, a life can be damaged forever. Adults everywhere must take their heads out of the sand to become emboldened protectors of innocent children. Susan Day is editor of this publication.

DISTURBING TRUTHS by Kim Janecek

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am*, 12, recently started seventh grade at a new school. At his old school, Sam was sexually abused by older peers. A small group of boys — known around the school as bullies — had attacked and assaulted him in the restroom. The incident was traumatic and had a devastating impact on Sam and his family. Sam became extremely fearful of going to school. He dropped out of extracurricular activities, showed signs of depression and anxiety, his grades declined and he avoided using the restroom at school as much as possible. After learning about the incident and reporting it (Tennessee Law mandates immediately reporting abuse to Children’s

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Services or the police), Sam and his parents began working with therapists who specialize in sexual assault counseling. Sam began the long and arduous road to healing. Unfortunately, stories like Sam’s are not uncommon: one in four girls and one in six boys will experience sexual abuse before they turn 18, and according to a 2012 Crimes Against Children Research Report, as many as 40 percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by older, more powerful children.

UNOBVIOUS REASONS When people typically think about child sexual abuse, they envision an adult abusing a child. While this is very common, unfortunately, in Tennessee, about 19 percent of the time, it is a child abusing another child. The reasons children sexually harm others are complicated, varied and not always obvious. Most experts believe that children raised in abusive homes learn that violence is an effective way to resolve conflicts and problems. They may replicate the violence they witnessed as children in their teen and adult relationships and become abusive themselves or known as a bully. Bullies view violence as an acceptable way to interact with peers. They look to gain power and control over another and they lack the appropriate interpersonal skills to treat others respectfully. These issues are also true with children and teen’s interaction with social media. Social media can be a platform for connecting and providing positive communication, but it can also be used in very negative ways. Platforms like Snapchat make it easy for kids and teens to cyberbully and perpetuate sexual violence. Teens are able to hide behind their screens and post harmful

and abusive information and images about other students. Once that information is in cyberspace, it can’t be taken back and often results in a never-ending cycle of “shares” reaching an endless number of people. Bullying and cyber-bullying may start off with small situations or problems, but if these are not addressed, the bullying may become more aggressive and harmful.

HEALTHY STARTS Often children and teens are not taught what healthy relationships and boundaries look and feel like. Conversations with kids about these topics must begin at a young age in homes and schools. Talk with your child about body safety and boundaries. As your child grows, continue having age-appropriate conversations about healthy relationships and how to be an active bystander if he sees something he thinks is wrong. In order to do this, he needs you in his life to talk to about these difficult topics. He also needs to know you will respect his boundaries and are willing to help if the need arises. If you suspect or your child discloses sexual abuse to you, try to remain calm. Let him know this is not his fault and that you believe him. Then let him know that you need to report this to the appropriate authorities so you can get him help. Having conversations with children and adults is a pathway to sexual assault prevention. These conversations often feel tricky and scary, but they are worth it. Kim Janecek is the education curriculum manager at the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville. Learn more at sacenter.org and besafeatlast.com. *Name has been changed.

2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS REVEALS WIDESPREAD SEX ASSAULTS IN CHILDREN K - 12 • The 2017 Schoolhouse Sex Assault Report conducted by The Associated Press used a national database of crime information collected by the FBI. See the report at ap.org/explore/ schoolhouse-sexassault.

SOME FINDINGS:

• Between 2011 and 2015, a total of 17,000 official reports of student-on-student sexual violence occurred nationally in grades K - 12.SEE • Elementary and secondary schools have no national requirement to track or disclose sexual violence. • Schools are the number two place where kids are sexually violated by peers. Home is #1. • Some administrators and educators engage in cover-ups to hide evidence of a possible crime and to protect their schools’ image. • Sexual violence occurs anywhere students are left unsupervised and no “type” of school is immune to it.


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AUTUMN IN THE OAKS

Thursday, Sept. 21 Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro • Page 62 Kids can have fun experiencing the chores of the mid-1800s.

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DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

Sept. 2, 3, 9 & 10 Tennessee Central Railway Museum • Page 40 Thomas the Tank Engine chugs into Music City for his annual outing that tots are wild about.

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Saturday, Sept. 9 Bowie Nature Park, Fairview • Page 51 The 33rd annual free festivity includes animal encounters, hayrides, live music and more.

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36th ANNUAL MT. JULIET POW WOW

Sept. 23 - 24 Mundy Park, Mt. Juliet Page 66 This festive Native American celebration features dancing, music, arts & crafts, food and more.

FREE FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL

Sept. 1 - Oct. 29 NCG Cinema, Gallatin Page 39 Free family flicks every Fri - Sun on a first-come, firstserved basis, including The Angry Birds Movie Sept. 8 - 10.

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sept. 23 - 24 TPAC’s Jackson Hall Page 43 Nashville Ballet brings this beloved fairy tale to life for three performances only.

WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON

Sept. 8 - 10 Music City Center, Nashville Page 51 Comic vendors and exhibits, cosplay fun, celebrity appearances and more for you and your little heroes.

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wcparksandrec.com Ages 5 - 11. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave., Franklin; 6 - 8 p.m.; $25. Art games, cartooning, painting and more.

N Costume Design: Loretta Lynn Style

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 admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Drop in and create custom costume templates with fabric, lace and gems.

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Embellished Instruments: Fancy Fiddles

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 and younger; discounts for local families). Personalize paper fiddles with your own designs.

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615-451-9500 ncgmovies.com All ages. NCG Cinema, 1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin; 9:30 a.m. Catch a complimentary family-friendly flick on a first-come, first-served basis. Get movie list at the website.

N Friday Fun Night

615-889-7050 nashvilleshores.com All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville;

5 - 9 p.m.; $11.99. Limited water attractions are open, plus a bounce house for tots.

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FREE Friday Night Live Concert Series

615-895-1887 downtownmurfreesboro.com All ages. Public Square, 20 N. Public Sq., Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for live music by Everyday People.

N Grand Ole Opry

800-733-6779 | opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $38 - $95. Country legends and contemporary stars perform hits.

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ville Cruise In

streetsofindianlake.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6 - 9 p.m. A classic car show with music from the ’50s & ’60s.

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Green Music Festival

liveonthegreen.com All ages. Public Square Park, 10 Public Sq., Nashville; 5 p.m. Music by Sheryl Crow, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Goodbye June and more.

N LST 325 Memorial

lstmemorial.org All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 & younger and WWII veterans. Tour one of the last fully operational WWII ships.

R Movie in the Park

615-459-9773 townofsmyrna.org All ages. Rotary Soccer Park, Soccer Way, Smyrna; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $1 + $1 each for activities. Enjoy a trackless train and inflatables prior to a screening of The Boss Baby.

FREE Movie Night R KidFIT: Movers and S 615-452-8600 Shakers (Register)

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1 - 3. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11 a.m.; $3. This parent/tot class focuses on playing with others, gross motor skills and having fun.

volstate.edu All ages. Volunteer State Community College, 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin; 7:45 p.m. Bring blankets, food and lawn chairs for an outdoor screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

N Odysseo

866-999-8111 cavalia.com All ages. The White Big Top, 2750 Pennington Bend Road, Nashville; Thru Sept. 10: Wed - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun - Mon 2 p.m.; $44.50 - $224.50. Cavalia presents this show featuring 65 horses and 50 riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians.

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FREE Sip & See: Happy Hour for Hummingbirds (Register)

615-862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sip lemonade while watching hummingbirds at the feeders.

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Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

931-684-5915 | twhnc.com All ages. Calsonic Arena, 1110 N. Evans St., Shelbyville; 9 a.m.; $7 - $20. Enjoy a variety of Tennessee Walking Horse competitions and shows. All ages.

R Toddler Time

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

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Smyrna Strokes (Register) townofsmyrna.org Ages 12+. Downtown Train Depot, 98 Front St., Smyrna; 6 - 8 p.m.; $10. Girls can paint a Tennessee Tri-Star picture.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

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

See Zootopia on Friday, Sept. 1 during the year’s final Zoovie Night at Nashville Zoo.

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N Zoovie Night

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

SAT 2 W American Girl Doll Hair Salon Spectacular (Register)

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9 - 10 a.m.; $25. Learn new tricks and insider tips for styling your doll’s hair; refreshments follow.

R FREE Animal Encounters

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m. Meet a resident education animal while learning about the critters that call Tennessee home.

N Best Buddies Tennessee Race

bestbuddies.org/tennessee All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 7:30 a.m.; $90 for the half, $45 for the 10K, $35 for the 5K. Run a half marathon, 10K or 5K to support Best Buddies, a non-profit that supports those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

W FREE Bike Bowie

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Grab a bike and hit the trails for a scavenger hunt. Bike sizes run 20 - 29 inches.

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Family Program: Square Dance Workshop

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Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

615-244-9001 | tcry.org All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $20 ages 2 & older. Ride the train pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, play games, build tracks, hear stories, do arts and crafts, and enjoy live entertainment.

N Downton Saturdays

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. This Downton Abbey experience includes kids’ art activities, live jazz music, prohibitionstyle cocktails and more.

N FREE Fabulous Fall Flowers (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1 - 2 p.m. Walk through the field discovery wildflowers and butterflies.

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FREE Fall StoryWalk Reveal

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Discover the new story along the Little Acorn Trail.

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Making (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 4+. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; $15 each. Get creative together as a family to create a work of art.

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

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FREE First Saturday Art Crawl

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

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Grand Master Fiddle Championship

grandmasterfiddler.com All ages. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger; discounts for local families). This premier contest recognizes the top fiddler in North America.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

W FREE Hike Day (Register)

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

FUN FOR WEE ONES

THINGS TO DO

Peppa Pig Live!

>> This month’s editor’s picks for your babies, toddlers & preschoolers — with YOU! DAY OUT WITH THOMAS Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville Sept. 2, 3, 9 & 10 tcry.org

Tots are crazy about Thomas the Tank, and he’s making his annual visit from the Island of Sodor.

KNEE-HIGH NATURALIST: BACKYARD FRIENDS Owl’s Hill, Brentwood Sept. 5 - 6 owlshill.org

Discover critters that can live in your backyard. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Register in advance.

PEPPA PIG LIVE! PEPPA PIG’S SURPRISE

Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville Thursday, Sept. 28 opry.com Characters from the popular preschool TV show come to life on stage via life-size puppets during this interactive adventure sure to make your little piggies squeal with delight!

STORYTIME: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Smyrna Library Wednesday, Sept. 6 nashvilleballet.com

Nashville Ballet presents this interactive story for preschoolers, a great intro prior to the ballet’s big show Sept. 23 - 24. FREE!

STROLLERCOASTERS

Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro Every Thursday thru Nov. 9 murfreesborotn.gov/parks An hour of stroller fitness in the park followed by “stay and play” fun at Kids’ Castle. Ages birth - 5 years. FREE! (please turn the page)

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MUSIC AND ART OF THE MUSEUM From banjo classes to puppet shows, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a wide range of fun hands-on programs for the whole family.

HANDS-ON PROGRAMS CREATE ART, play instruments, write songs, hear stories, and sing with new friends.

EXPLORE THE MUSEUM ALL AGES can enjoy exhibitions and artifacts that tell the story of country music.

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THINGS TO DO FREE Home Depot Kids’ Workshop (Register)

homedepot.com Ages 5 - 12. Home Depot, 2535 Powell Ave., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Build a pencil box. Find a location near you at the website.

R FREE Hummingbird Festival

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Celebrate our tiniest feathered friends with children’s activities, bird banding, vendors and more.

N InterNASHional Food Crawl

nashvillefoodcrawl.com All ages. Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 12 - 4 p.m.; $20 general admission, $65 VIP. Explore Nashville’s diverse foods from around the world by sampling the culinary offerings of a five-mile stretch of Nolensville Road.

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Kid’s Cooking Class: The Best Breakfast (Register) 615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net Ages 6 - 15. The Curious

Kitchen, 1602 West Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $50. Learn to make omelettes, crispy bacon, turkey sausage, stuffed French toast and more.

R FREE LEGO

Junior Makers

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

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Green Music Festival

liveonthegreen.com All ages. Public Square Park, Nashville; 1 p.m. Mr. Steve kicks things off with Kids Fest acts, followed with music by LP, Cordovas, Future Islands and more.

N LST 325 Memorial See Friday, Sept. 1.

R MTSU Blue

Raiders Football

615-898-5261 goblueraiders.com All ages. Floyd Stadium, 1500 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $26 - $32. Versus the Vanderbilt Commodores.

N FREE Music

activities centering on the science behind natural disasters.

615-758-6522 mjparksandrec.org All ages. Charlie Daniels Park, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet; 6:45 p.m. Enjoy live music by Bradshaw’s Music Review followed by a screening of Storks (PG).

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& a Movie

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in the Vines

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

N FREE Musicians Corner

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

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Unleashed Day

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12. Special hands-on

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Parents’ Night Out: Big League Fun (Register)

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org Ages 4 - 12. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $20 ($15 siblings). Dissect a baseball, design a helmet, participate in a ball-bouncing competition, and more.

N FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

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 & older, $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.

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FREE Sunflower Power

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Learn about giant sunflowers and their uses.

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration See Friday, Sept. 1.

W The Second City

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com Ages 16+. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $47 - $57. Chicago’s legendary troupe performs a night of comedy and improv.

N Tie Dye Party (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com All ages. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 10 & 11 a.m.; $20. Dip and swirl colors galore to make a unique shirt (T-shirt provided).

The LST 325 is one of the last fully operational World War II ships. Tour it through Monday, Sept. 4 at Cumberland Park in Nashville.

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THINGS TO DO

Theater & DANCE

See the Zoe| Juniper production of Clear and Sweet at OZ Arts, Sept. 14 - 15.

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA | Sept. 1 - 29 nashvilleshakes.org | All ages

THE HUNDRED DRESSES Sept. 14 - Oct. 1

THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN | Sept. 7 - 22

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. Thu, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 16, 23 & 30 at 2 p.m.; Sundays, Sept. 24 & Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. $20 adults, $15 youth. Finding the courage to stand up for others, even if you are standing alone.

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m. $54.50 - $69.50. The world premiere of this new American musical features the music of Dan Fogelberg. The story follows the lives of an adopted boy and the teenage girl who is forced to give him up.

MAMMA MIA | Sept. 7 - Oct. 21

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY | Sept. 23 - 24

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville. Thu - Sat 6 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. $60 adults, $30 students, $18 ages 5 - 11. Featuring the music of ABBA, a teen searches for her birth father on a Greek island.

TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $35 - $92. Nashville Ballet brings this beloved fairy tale to life during its season opener.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Sept. 15 - 30

615-847-0934 | lakewoodtheatreco.com Ages 14+

Sept. 1, 9 - 10 & 14 - 15 at Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. Sept. 28 - 29 at Academy Park, 120 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents The Bard’s thriller of love in later life.

615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com | Ages 12+

Jamison Theater at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Tue - Wed 7 p.m. (Sept. 19 & 20 only), Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m. $26.50 - $85. Studio Tenn’s original production chronicles the story of Tod Carter.

CLEAR AND SWEET | Sept. 14 - 15 615-350-7200 | ozartsnashville.org All ages

OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir., Nashville. 8 p.m. $69. Zoe|Juniper present this multi-disciplinary performance combining dance, visual design and live vocals.

DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST Sept. 15 - Oct. 1

615-852-8499 | springhousetheatre.com Ages 4+

Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3:30 p.m. (Oct. 1 only). $15 adults, $10 children. This beloved musical speaks to the importance of looking beyond the exterior.

A FEW GOOD MEN | Sept. 8 - 17

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

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students, $11 children. The story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy.

615-252-4675 | nashvillect.org | All ages

615-646-9977 | chaffinsbarntheatre.com Ages 12+

615-563-2787 | artcenterofcc.com | All ages Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $15 adults, $13 students. A musical inspired by the recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

MY FAIR LADY | Sept. 14 - Oct. 1

615-826-6037 | hpactn.com | All ages

Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 students. A cockney flower girl transforms into an elegant lady.

PART OF THE PLAN | Sept. 8 - 24

615-782-4040 | tpac.org |Ages 14+

615-782-4040 | nashvilleballet.com All ages

SOMEBODY’S BABY | Sept. 1 - 17

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory. Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students. Five women, gun violence and picking up the pieces. Contains strong language and gun violence depiction.

STILL LIFE WITH IRIS | Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 thetheaterbug.org | All ages

The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. Free admission. A little girl searches for the simplest of things — home.

THE WINTER’S TALE | Sept. 2 - Oct. 1 nashvilleshakes.org | All ages

Sept. 2 - 4, 7 - 8 & 16 - 17 at Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 at Academy Park, 120 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents The Bard’s fanciful tale set in a fairy tale land.

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THINGS TO DO

TUE 5

R Wetland Walk

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2:30 p.m.; $8. A guided stroll through the Murfree Spring Wetland.

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 to stimulate your tot’s coordination.

W FREE 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. Bring a mat, water and block to learn basic meditation and yin yoga to strengthen poses.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

R Homeschool P.E. (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 5 - 18. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 a.m.; $2. Bring your favorite ball to play fall sports and games.

SUN 3

R Homeschool

N Church Street

Science Lyceum (Register)

Block Party

churchstreetblockparty.com All ages. Church St., 1203 Ninth Ave. N., Nashville; 4 - 11 p.m.; $25 ages 21+, $20 ages 20 & younger. This inaugural event features lots of live music, glow & fire performers, aerial artists and more.

N Costume Design: Loretta Lynn Style

See Friday, Sept. 1.

N Day Out with

Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

Horses and aerial artists share the spotlight during Odysseo, running through Sunday, Sept. 10 at The White Big Top in Nashville.

W Small World Yoga

R Labor Day

615-224-3851 harvestmartialarts.com All ages. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 1 p.m.; $5. This yoga class supports local outreach programs in inner city schools.

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

Drop-In Class

MON 4 W 39th Annual Franklin Classic

See Friday, Sept. 1.

franklinclassic.racesonline. com All ages. Public Square, Main Street, Franklin; 7 a.m.; $15 - $60. A 10K, 5K and kids’ fun run benefiting Mercy Community Healthcare. Live music and kids’ zone follow.

W FREE Music

N Costume Design:

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

See Friday, Sept. 1.

N Grand Master

Fiddle Championship

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

N LST 325 Memorial in the Vines

N Odysseo

Loretta Lynn Style

Pool Party

N LST 325 Memorial See Friday, Sept. 1.

W FREE Music in the Grove

eastbrentwoodpc.com All ages. East Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 9000 Concord Road, Brentwood; 2 - 6 p.m. Live music by Ben Glover, Mr. Steve, Nate Strasser and Next Door Boys along with a musical petting zoo, Family Fun Zone and food trucks.

N Odysseo

See Friday, Sept. 1.

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. Prepare tasty snacks in the kitchen.

R SPARK!

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

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 basic techniques of tumbling along with improving balance, coordination and overall fitness.

615-862-5160 adventuresci.org/lyceum Grades K - 8. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; K - 2 meet 12 - 12:45 p.m.; grades 3 - 5 meet from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.; grades 6 - 8 meet from 3 - 3:45 p.m.; $5 members, $7.50 non-member kids in addition to gate admission ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). This new educational science program explores chemistry, physics and anatomy through hands-on activities.

W Knee-High Naturalist: Backyard Friends (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/child pair, $7 each additional person. Get an up-close look at animals that can live in your backyard.

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THINGS TO DO

Kids 10 & younger get free admission to Wizard World Comic Con at Music City Center, Sept. 8 - 10.

 Learn to Ice Skate

 FREE Puppet

615-928-7977 nashvilleiceskate.com Ages 3+. Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; Tue/Thu or Sat, Sept. 5 - Oct. 21. Tue/Thu 5:45 - 6:45 p.m., Sat 9:45 -10:45 a.m.; $155 for seven classes, $275 for all classes. Nashville Skating Academy offers group ice skating classes for all skill levels and styles.

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org Ages 18 months - 12 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 10:30 a.m. A puppet show with themes including life cycles, hibernation and pollination.

 Mind-Blowing

 Water Polo

(Register)

Matinee

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $8. Explore all-things scientific by learning through discovery.

 FREE Observa-

tory Open House Day (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tour the observatory.

Powwow

 SPARK!

See Monday, Sept. 4. 615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth. Participate in an aquatic sport in the deep end of the indoor pool.

WED 6  Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

615-566-5187 musiccityarchery.com Ages 7+. Music City Archery,

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.; $16. This class includes archery instruction with provided equipment and a game at the end. Parents can participate, too.

 Discover Art (Register)

615-867-7244 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 - 11 a.m.; $3. Hear a reading of ISH by Peter Reynolds then paint a few creations.

 Family Science Lab: Investigators (Register)

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/familyscience Ages 6 - 9 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids). Investigate the science behind robots.

 FREE Full Moon

Fall Hike (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Learn why it’s the “corn moon” on this evening hike.

 Homeschool Creativity Class

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

 KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

 KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

 FREE Kids’ Hour

615-550-5660 rachelsumner.com Ages 10 & younger. Whole

Foods, 1566 West McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m. Award-winning family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs interactive music.

 Knee-High Naturalist: Backyard Friends (Register)

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

 FREE Let’s Get Crafty

877-247-5223 | americangirl.com/retail/nashville.php Ages 8+. American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 4 - 5 p.m. Enjoy American Girl-themed craft projects.

 Mind-Blowing Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

 Music City Roots

musiccityroots.com All ages. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 7 p.m.; $10 - $15. Jim Lauderdale hosts an evening of live music featuring bands of different genres. (please turn the page)

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THINGS TO DO W Musikgarten with Miss Tess (Register)

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org Ages 16 months - 5 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; $120 - $150. A 15-week series of early childhood music and movement fun runs Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 20. Ages 16 months - 3 years meet from 9:30 - 10 a.m. ($120); ages 3 - 5 meet from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ($150).

N Odysseo

See Friday, Sept. 1.

R FREE Old

Timers Carnival

615-793-3224 | lavergnetn. gov/231/old-timers-festival All ages. Veterans Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne; 5 - 10 p.m. Rides, games, food and entertainment.

N FREE Storytime:

The Sleeping Beauty

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com Ages 3 - 6. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West, Smyrna; 10 a.m.

Join Nashville Ballet’s Lilac Fairy as she tells the tale of an evil fairy’s curse on a beautiful, young princess.

N Third Annual

Empanada Tasting

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall Lobby, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $35 at the door. Explore the flavor, culture and diversity of our region’s Latin American communities.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Sept. 4.

R Wild Things (Register)

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

THU 7 N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

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

R Creative Writing 101 (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10 - 17. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Thursdays, Sept. 7 - 28 from 5 - 6 p.m.; free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year). Dive into the writing process.

R FITMommy Yoga

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; $4. This class for new moms and babies promotes fitness, baby bonding and community. Includes baby massage techniques. Bring a receiving blanket.

W FREE It Looks Like Play (Registration Required)

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.org/library Ages 9 months - 4 years. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11 a.m. Tactile experiences for little hands include mixing, pouring, tearing, squishing and more.

N Mamma Mia!

House Concerts

615-782-4040 tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25. This new music variety show features Martina McBride, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, Ryan Kinder and Joe Denim.

N Odysseo

See Friday, Sept. 1.

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

R FREE Old

R Mind-Blowing

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

R Preschool Pro-

Matinee

N FREE Music To-

gether Try-Out Class (Register)

615-390-3207 | inharmonymusicmidtn.com/tryout-class Ages 6 months - 5 years. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 11:15 a.m. In Harmony Music offers a trial session of this parent/tot music-andmovement program.

Local kids will dress up for the 30th Annual Nashville Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Sept. 8 - 10.

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Timers Carnival

gram: Green as a Bean (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 3 - 5. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 a.m.; $2. See, smell, feel, taste and craft something that’s the color green.

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Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Sara Harsh

Yeah! Youth Empowerment Nicole Segelke

Tutoring Club Hayley Bordes

SkyZone Trampoline Park Megan Troxler

Kumon of Brentwood Christina Ericson

Blooma Nashville Yoga Kay Murphy

Grassland Dance Academy Allison Grimenstein

Elite Dance Nigora Kamilova

Nashville Ballet Tammy Rockett

Strike and Spare Hermitage Brandi Cravens

Climb Nashville Tina Zink

Rolling Video Games Cheri Brasser

Strike and Spare Hendersonville Rebecca Wells

Mr. Bryan Ice Cream Lori Pierce

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens Jennifer Morgan

Miller’s Thrillers Ashley Kinslow

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere Tiffeney Neal

Extreme Escape Games Glenn LaTerre

Beech Bend Park MaryLou Smith

Plaid Rabbit Kim Steinle

Malco Smyrna Cinema Faithe Logan

Country Music Hall of Fame Diane Dean

Adventures Unlimited Caprese Castillon

Kumon of Bellevue Amanda Craft

Rodizio Grill Krista McBride

A Moment’s Peace Sarah Kieffner

Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse Summer Wollett

Super Science Christy Veal

Swauger Pediatric Dentistry Stacy Roake

Music City Indoor Karting Melissa Antonio

Lucky Ladd Farm Mary Badman

Goofballs Melanie McQuistion

Goodlettsville Pediatrics Rachel Freeze

Nashville Children’s Theatre Sandra Crabtree

Polka Tot Kids Gloria Cato

New Day Photography LeighAnn Gunter

Nashville Symphony Christie Haffner

My Gym of Brentwood Ani Frykholm

Harvest Martial Arts Elisha Delaney

Gold’s Gym Murfressboro Mark Dixon

Morris Orthodontics Nikki Arnold

Wild About Smiles Cammie Anderson


R FREE Strollercoasters

615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages birth - 5 years. Old Fort Park, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. Walk the greenway with your tots, then enjoy stay-and-play activities at Kids’ Castle.

W FREE Teen Anime Club

615-371-0090 brentwood-tn.org/library Ages 13+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5 p.m. Watch anime, make crafts and enjoy snacks.

W The Battle of Franklin

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

N Thursday Night Out

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 5 - 10 p.m.; $20 adults, $13 ages 3 - 17. Family fun and entertainment.

freesboro; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3. Beginners to advanced players can develop and refine their skills like bumping, setting and spiking.

S FREE Family

FRI 8

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

N 30th Annual Nashville Greek Festival

615-333-1047 nashvillegreekfestival.com All ages. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4905 Franklin Pike, Nashville; Fri Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $3 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Explore Greek culture through food, music, children’s games/activities and more.

R FREE 30th Annual

Pioneer Days Antique Tractor Pull & Show

615-708-7086 eaglevilletvppa.com All ages. Eagleville Tractor Show Grounds, 747 Chapel Hill Pike, Eagleville; 7 a.m. Skillet throw, slow tractor races, Parade of Power, kids’ hill pedal tractor pulls/races, craft vendors, live exhibits and more.

Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

N Full Moon Pickin’ Party

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

R FREE Grandparents Day

615-893-4131 linebaugh.org All ages. Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m. Children and their grandparents can play games and enjoy the ice cream sundae bar.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

See Friday, Sept. 1.

N Judah and the Lion

THINGS TO LOVE

THINGS TO DO

John Williams

>> Add to your must list this month. CHEEKWOOD HARVEST Cheekwood, Nashville Sept. 23 - Oct. 29 cheekwood.org

This annual fall celebration features autumn flowers, a giant pumpkin patch, live music, scarecrows and special programs on weekends.

AN EVENING WITH JOHN WILLIAMS

Schermerhorn, Nashville Saturday, Sept. 9 nashvillesymphony.org The legendary composer conducts the Nashville Symphony through his beloved works including Star Wars; Harry Potter; E.T.; Close Encounters of the Third Kind & more.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE HIGHLAND GAMES

R A Few Good Men

R Woodworking for

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $25 - $35. A night of alternative music.

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 16+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 7 p.m.; $25. Build and paint a flower box.

R Adult Evening

R KidFIT: Movers and

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Adults. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 p.m.; $15. Float down the Stones River observing wildlife. Drop-in location depends on water level.

See Friday, Sept. 1.

Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Martina McBride and others perform at this brand-new musical variety show kicking off tonight.

N FREE Budding

N FREE Music To-

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks Ages 3 - 5. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Celebrate the park’s wild dogs, coyotes and foxes.

615-390-3207 | inharmonymusicmidtn.com/tryout-class Ages 6 months - 5 years. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 11:15 a.m. In Harmony Music offers a trial session of this parent/tot music-andmovement program.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Wildlife (Register)

W Yoga with

Rebecca Dandekar

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org 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 practive or deepen an existing practice.

R Youth Volleyball

615-907-2251 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 9 - 17. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Mur-

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Kayak Float (Register)

Naturalists: Hot Diggity Dog! (Register)

Shakers (Register)

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

R Mind-Blowing

gether Try-Out Class (Register)

The Hermitage, Nashville Saturday, Sept. 9 midtenngames.com A Celtic festival featuring a bigger kids’ area this year and more vendors.

NASHVILLE HOUSE CONCERTS War Memorial Auditorium Nashville Thursday, Sept. 7 wmarocks.com

Academy Park, Franklin Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 nashvilleshakes.org

Nashville Shakespeare Festival brings the fun to Williamson County! Catch Antony & Cleopatra Thu/Fri & The Winter’s Tale Sat/Sun.


THINGS TO DO N Nashville Home Show

nashvillehomeshow.com All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; Fri 12 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; $10 ages 16+, free ages 15 & younger. More than 300 vendors include home industry experts to answer your questions about everything from outdoor landscaping to indoor remodeling. HGTV’s John Gidding presents outdoor living sessions.

R Toddler Time See Friday, Sept. 1.

N Wizard World Comic Con

R FREE Old

wizardworld.com All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; Fri 4 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $39.95 - $49.95 per day, $79.95 all three, free ages 10 & younger (autograph and photos with celebrities are extra). Explore the legacy of comic arts through exhibits, vendors, cosplay and more. Celebrity guests include Stan Lee, Lou Ferrigno,Val Kilmer, Charisma Carpenter, Dean Cain, Ray Park and others.

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

N Young the Giant

N Odysseo

See Friday, Sept. 1.

Timers Carnival

N Part of the Plan

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

W Telescope Night (Register)

615-373-4897 dyer.vanderbilt.edu Ages 8+. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.; $6.24. View celestial sights through the giant telescope at Dyer Observatory. Call ahead to RSVP.

N Tennessee State Fair

See Hot Happenin’, page 53.

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $22 - $157. A night of rock music with special guests Cold War Kids and Joywave.

SAT 9 N FREE 11th Annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival

615-837-1151 | cumberlandrivercompact.org/events/ dragonboat All ages. East Bank Landing next to Cumberland Park, 2 Victory Ave., Nashville; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Watch 1,000

paddlers in Chinese dragon boats compete on the Cumberland River. On land, enjoy inflatables for kids, a kite festival and a float zone.

N 30th Annual Nash- W FREE Charity Fun

R 15th Annual

Pioneer Days Antique Tractor Pull & Show

General for Creation Talent Show

gfckidz.org All ages. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $10 adults, free for kids. Local youth show off talents in music, dance, modeling and more.

R 15th Fifth Annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry

615-481-1645 wofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Airport, 278 Doug Warpoole Road, Smyrna; 4 - 10 p.m.; $40. Rotary Club of Smyrna hosts this annual fish fry honoring local veterans. The event includes a classic car cruise-in. Dinner served at 6 p.m.

W FREE 2017 Sulpher Dell Cup Tournament

tennesseevintagebaseball.com All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 9 a.m. Several vintage baseball teams compete for the 2017 cup.

ville Greek Festival

See Friday, Sept. 8.

R FREE 30th Annual See Friday, Sept. 8.

W FREE 33rd Annual Fairview Nature Fest

615-799-9290 naturefesttn.com All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts and crafts, historic demonstrations, honey vendors, pony rides, hayrides, live entertainment, inflatables and more.

N An Evening with John Williams

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $175 - $750. The legendary film composer makes his first Nashville appearance with the Nashville Symphony. The night includes selections from Star Wars; Harry Potter; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; The BFG and more.

R FREE Animal

Horse Show

freedomreignsranch.com All ages. Butler’s Bend, 5892 Natchez Trace Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. This equestrian show benefits kids who’ve experienced trauma or other life challenges.

W Concert 4 the Cure

franklin4thcure.org All ages. Westheaven Town Center, 1008 Westhaven Blvd., Franklin; 5 p.m.; $35. Jeffrey Steele performs with special guests Resurrection – A Journey Tribute Band, and Vic and The Spoils. Proceeds benefit cancer research at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

N Cool Cars & Drivable Designs: Motorcycle Madness

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger; discounts for local families). Explore the art of the museum’s cars, then create your own design.

Encounters

N Day Out with

W FREE Bike Bowie

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

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Catch the 11th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on the Cumberland River on Saturday, Sept. 9.

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THINGS TO DO N Downton Saturdays

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

N Family Art Making (Register)

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

W FREE Family

Food & Film Nite

615-786-0186, ext. 2513 wcparksandrec.com All ages. Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110

Everbright Ave., Franklin; 7 - 10 p.m. Bring chairs for an outdoor movie screening. Food trucks will be on site.

N Family Science Lab: Investigators (Register)

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/familyscience Ages 6 - 9 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids). Investigate the science behind robots.

W Franklin 4 the Cure franklin4thcure.org All ages. Westhaven Town Center, 1008 Westhaven Blvd., Franklin; 7:30 a.m.; $35. A family fun run 5K concluding with a DJ, giveaways, booths and more benefiting cancer research at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

N Full Moon Zip Tour (Register)

615-297-2250 adventureworks.com Ages 6+. Adventureworks, 1300 Narrows of the Harpeth Road, Kingston Springs; 8,

8:15 & 8:30 p.m.; $65. Soar through the air on nine zip lines under the light of the full moon.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

N HACK IT:

Classic Toys Lab

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/i2makerlabs Ages 10+. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m.; $4 members, $7 nonmembers in addition to gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Dissect, manipulate, modify, hack and harbor the electronics from old devices to create new inventions.

R FREE Heart Walk

615-340-4102 rutherfordheartwalk.com All ages. St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, 1800 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 8 a.m. A walk and kid-friendly activities like inflatables and face painting to promote hearthealthy living.

N

Hot HAPPENIN’ TENNESSEE STATE FAIR | Sept. 8 - 17 Ten days of family fun are on the horizon during the 2017 Tennessee State Fair. This year’s theme is “Tennessee Proud.” There’s something for everyone in your family, including 30 Midway rides including easy and fun for tots to extreme options for the thrill seekers in your brood. The fair features games, food, competitions, pageants and live entertainment, including the Bluegrass & Fiddlers Jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 9. New competitions for kids this year include: ice cream eating contests on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 for ages 6 - 12 (watch out for brain freeze!), and Hula Hoop contests for ages 4 - 12 on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. More fun for kids includes Shopkins characters (Sept. 9 - 10), and the Tiny Acres area engages the littlest in your clan with hands-on farming fun. There’s nightly karaoke this year for all ages, so warm up your pipes and show off your talent (or lack thereof). The Fairgrounds are located at 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville. Fair hours are Mon - Thu 5 - 11 p.m., Fri 5 - 11:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sun 12 - 11 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $8 adults, $6 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 & younger. Get discounts online. Call 615-800-3675 or visit tnstatefair.org.

FREE International Pepperfest

nashvillefarmersmarket.org All ages. Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. Explore diverse spicy food, shop for local peppers and enjoy traditional Latin American dance troupes and musicians.

N Judah and the Lion See Friday, Sept. 8.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the Greek myth of Perseus then make a shield craft.

N FREE Magical Monarchs

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 1 - 3 p.m. Learn about monarch butterflies and their role in nature.

N Middle Tennessee Highland Games

midtenngames.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachels Lane, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 ages 6 - 12 ($2 off in advance). A Celtic festival featuring music, dancing, exhibits, games, competitions, vendors and children’s activities.

N FREE Milkweed Village (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 10:30 a.m. Find out why milkweed is the perfect place for insects.

R FREE Monarch

Butterfly Migration

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Sharp Springs Natural Area, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Education and identification of monarch butterflies followed by live monarch tagging and release.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

N FREE Musicians Corner

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

N Nashville Fall Wine Festival

nashvillefallwinefestival.com Ages 21+. City Winery, 609 Lafayette St., Nashville; 12 - 4 p.m.; $45. This inaugural event features more than 50 wines and beers to sample, light fare and music.

N Nashville Preda-

tors Hockey Preseason

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 3:30 & 7 p.m.; $20 - $150. Versus the Florida Panthers.

N Odysseo

See Friday, Sept. 1.

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THINGS TO DO R FREE Old

Timers Festival

N Wine on the River

R FREE Youth Magic Group

615-793-3224 | lavergnetn. gov/231/old-timers-festival All ages. Veterans Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne; 10 a.m. 11 p.m. This annual festival celebrates the citizens of La Vergne with a parade, carnival and live entertainment.

wineontherivernashville.com Ages 21+. John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, Shelby Ave., Nashville; 1 - 5 p.m.; $59 general admission, $85 VIP, $25 DD. Sample wine, beer and spirits from different regions along with food and live music. Proceeds benefit The District.

N Second Saturday

N Wizard World

SUN 10

See Friday, Sept. 8.

W FREE 2017 Sulpher

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

W Tennessee Lands Celebration

tenngreen.org/tlc All ages. Conserved land in Williamson County, 5375 Big East Fork Road, Franklin; 1 - 7 p.m.; $40 adults, $20 ages 5 - 20. Horseback riding, hayrides, rock climbing, wildlife presentations and more handson activities.

Comic Con

R FREE World Vulture Awareness Day

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 12 - 2 p.m. Learn about nature’s clean-up crew through games, crafts, scavenger hunts and more.

W FREE Yoga with Maarika Mann

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

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

N Jeanne Robertson

615-889-3060 | ryman.com Ages 16+. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $35 - $55. A night with the humorist and motivational speaker.

N FREE Make Letterpress Art

N Odysseo

See Friday, Sept. 1.

W Rodeo & Juliet

Featuring Michael Tait

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 6:30 p.m.; $15 - $20. A night of Nat King Cole classics.

See Saturday, Sept. 9.

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

30th Annual Nashville Greek Festival

N

W FREE Music

N Symphony

See Friday, Sept 8.

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

W

N Nashville’s Nut-

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $20 - $45. The Nashville Symphony plays Tchaikovsky’s greatest hits with fireworks.

Dell Cup Tournament

FREE Charity Fun Horse Show See Saturday, Sept. 9.

N Day Out with

Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

See Saturday, Sept, 2.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

in the Vines

cracker Youth Cast Auditions

615-297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com/youthcast Ages 7 - 11. Nashville Ballet Studio, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $10. Kids can try out for roles in Nashville Ballet’s annual holiday production (no dance experience necessary). Visit

N Tennessee State Fair

See Hot Happenin’, page 53.

N Vanderbilt

Commodores Football

615-322-4653 or vucommodores.com All ages. Dudley Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 3 p.m.; $25. Versus Alabama A&M.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, Sept. 2.

FREE White Oak Craft Fair

615-563-2787 artscenterofcc.com All ages. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. More than 75 artisans show and sell their goods.

Country superstar group Little Big Town plays the Ryman Auditorium Sept. 15 - 16.

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website for particulars.

W Small World Yoga Drop-In Class

See Sunday, Sept. 3.

Under the Stars

N Tennessee State Fair

See Hot Happenin’, page 53.


THINGS TO DO N Tennessee

Titans Football

615-565-4200 titansonline.com All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $50 - $500. Versus Oakland Raiders.

W FREE The

Sunday Market

thesundaymarketfranklin.com All ages. The Factory at Franklin Outdoor Shed, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shop locally made items, listen to live music and learn about the non-profit of the month.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

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

FREE White Oak Craft Fair

See Saturday, Sept. 9.

N Wizard World Comic Con

See Friday, Sept. 8.

MON 11 R Acting 101 (Register)

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 6 - 9. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Mondays, Sept. 11 - 25 from 5 - 6 p.m.; free with Perform Murfreesboro membership ($25/year). Learn acting basics.

R FREE Adoption 101

(Registration Required)

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

It’s girl-bonding time during the Mother-Daughter Weekend at Deer Run in Thompson’s Station. Register in advance for the Sept. 15 - 17 retreat. for domestic, interstate and international adoption.

R After-School Art

615-867-7244 murfreesborotn.gov/parks First grade & higher. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3. Study an artist then create a project based on the lesson.

W Franklin

Mommy & Me Yoga

615-790-5719 wcparksandrec.com Parents & tots. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 10:15 - 11 a.m.; $8 adults, free for children. Bonding and gentle yoga routines.

W FREE Hike

with a Naturalist

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 11 a.m. An interpretive hike along the trails.

R FREE Nature

Nerds (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam

Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 4:30 p.m. Make crafts, experience nature and meet animals.

N Petey’s

Preds Party

615-770-2331 nashvillepredators.com/golf Adults. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 9:30 p.m.; $100 party only, $675 includes the Brent Peterson Celebrity Golf Classic on Tuesday. Join Nashville Predators players and coaches for stand-up comedy by Nate Bargatze, an auction of rare hockey items and food benefiting the Peterson Foundation for Parkinsons.

TUE 12 N Americanafest

R SPARK!

R Busy Bees

N The People Sing

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

R Homeschool Ex-

travaganza (Register)

N Tennessee See Hot Happenin’, page 53.

R Milkshakes

See Monday, Sept. 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Sept. 4.

State Fair

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Sept. 4.

Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

americanamusic.org All ages. Various venues in Nashville; $75 includes all nights. Six nights of music including Joan Osborne, Wade Bown, Marc Broussard, Rodney Crowell and others.

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Grades 5 - 12. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $10. A day of environmental/outdoor education programs.

R Snack Attack!

R Mind-Blowing

& Board Games (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 7 p.m.; $3. Create your own milkshake concoction.

See Monday, Sept. 4.

N Tennessee State Fair

See Hot Happenin’, page 53. 615-782-4040 tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35. A night of music to inspire a new generation of people working for social justice.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

WED 13 W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

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THINGS TO DO

THU 14  FREE Back Porch Concert Series

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

 Classical Series: Firebird, Winger & Watts

Play (Registration Required)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 12 - 18. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4 - 5:30 p.m. Use computer science to learn coding during this 10-week class taking place Thursdays through Nov. 15.

See Friday, Sept. 1.

See Monday, Sept. 4.

 My Fair Lady

 FREE Kids’ Hour

 FREE Wacky

 Mind-Blowing

 Homeschool

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Creativity Class

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

 KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

Matinee

 Music City Roots See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

 Tennessee State Fair

See Hot Happenin’, page 53.

 Classical Series: Firebird, Winger & Watts

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $26 - $50. Nashville Symphony performs classical works. Free coffee and pastries available while supplies last.

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

See Friday, Sept. 1.

FRI 15

 FITMommy Yoga

 Tumbleweeds

 Grand Ole Opry

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

 Coffee & Classics:

 KidFIT: Twist and

Wednesday

Rebecca Dandekar

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

See Thursday, Sept. 14.

 FREE Girls Who

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West, Smyrna; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. It’s a surprise activity with a hint: “I keep the doctor away.”.

 Yoga with

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

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

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

 Clear and Sweet

Students can explore a variety of hands-on educational fun during Homeschool Day at the Tennessee State Museum on Friday, Sept. 15.

(Register)

 Water Polo

 Youth Volleyball

 FREE It Looks Like

Shout (Register)

Astro & Mickey

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30 - $65. A night of reggae/pop music.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $22 - $145. The Nashville Symphony opens its season with Stravinsky’s masterpiece featuring guest pianist Andre Watts.

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

Code (Register)

 UB40 Legends Ali,

 Mind-Blowing Matinee

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

 FREE Strollercoasters

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

 Tennessee State Fair

Stravinksy’s Firebird

 Critter Encounter

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 4:30 - 5 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 ages 3 - 12. Meet live animals and learn about them.

 Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

See Hot Happenin’, page 53.

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

 Wild Things

 The Hundred

 FREE Family

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

See Friday, Sept. 1.

(Register)

Dresses

Film Festival

 Thursday Night Out

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

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THINGS TO DO N Friday Night Foot-

N FREE Homeschool

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 4 - 14. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 5:30 - 7 p.m.; $30. Paint your favorite football team’s colors and logo; pizza provided.

615-741-2692 tnmusuem.org All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Special programs/activities with a “citizenship” theme, costumed interpreters, State Capitol tours and more for homeschool families only.

ball Painting (Register)

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

N FREE Grand Outings: Hummingbirds (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks Ages 2 - 6. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11 a.m. Kids and their grandparents can get up close to tiny birds.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

See Friday, Sept. 1.

Day

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

N Little Big Town

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

N Mad Hatter Gala

615-259-9055 sacenter.org Adults. Loews Vanderbilt, 2100 West End Ave., Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $200. Food, cocktails and entertainment benefiting the Sexual Assault Center.

N Music City Food & Wine Festival

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

R Mind-Blowing

musiccityfoodandwinefestival. com Ages 21+. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; Fri 6 - 10 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $165 $525. The country’s top chefs and wine/spirits/beer crafters join Nashville-area chefs for panels, showcases, cooking demonstrations, meals and more.

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

N Tennessee

R FREE Cardboard

W Mother-Daughter

See Hot Happenin’, page 53.

615-794-2918 deerrun.camp/events Ages 5+. Deer Run Camps & Retreats, 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station; check in today 5 p.m., check out Sun 11 a.m.; $119 - $219 depending on accommodations. Bonding time and fun activities like crafts, archery, relay games, BB guns, zip lining and more.

N The Black Lilies

615-895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. Bring a cardboard boat big enough for one to four people, and race across the outdoor pool.

Million Dollar Quartet

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

Matinee

Weekend (Register)

State Fair

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $26.50 - $36.50. A night of soul/rock/country music.

R FREE Third Friday

Night Concert Series

615-890-0355 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 6 - 9 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a night of live music with food trucks on site.

R Toddler Time See Friday, Sept. 1.

SAT 16 W 44th Annual Heritage Ball

615-591-8500 historicfranklin.com Adults. Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 6 p.m.; $375. A black-tie affair featuring cocktails, dinner, a live auction, music and more benefiting the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County.

R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

Bring Fido to Centennial Park for Nashville Humane’s annual Dog Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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W FREE Bike Bowie N FREE Building

Homes and Futures Family Fest (Register)

eventbrite.com All ages. Lipscomb University Intramural Fields, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Common Ground Cooperative hosts this event featuring vendors, a silent auction, kids’ games and activities, prizes and more.

Boat Regatta

N Classical Series: Firebird, Winger & Watts

See Thursday, Sept. 14.

S FREE Cruise In & Oldies Concert

615-325-4086 sumnercrestwinery.com All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 East Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 4 - 9:30 p.m. Check out classic cars and trucks in a competition for people’s choice favorite, plus Four on the Floor plays hits from yesteryear.

N Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Lawn Party (Register)

dardanella.com All ages. Tulip Grove Mansion at The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $35 - $75 adults, free ages 14 & younger. Music, dancing, treats, libations celebrating the sights and sounds of the roaring 20s. Lawn games include bocce, croquet, tugof-war and more. Period attire encouraged.


THINGS TO DO N Dog Day Festival

615-352-1010 nashvillehumane.org All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $5. Bring your dog to the park for a day of contests, children’s activities, canine demonstrations, food trucks, giveaways, a doggie fun zone and more.

W Ed Asner:

A Man & His Prostate

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com Ages 14+. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7 p.m.; $47 - $57. The TV icon presents his comedic stage play based on true life experiences.

W FREE EMS Nite Lites 615-799-9331, ext. 2315 wcparksandrec.com All ages. Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Emergency vehicles will light up the night. You can meet first responders and enjoy games, live music, inflatables and more.

N Family Art Making (Register)

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

R Family Kayak Float (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 10+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; $15. Paddle down the Stones River. All equipment provided. Dropin location depends on water level.

R FREE Family Movie Day

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

Your family can help raise money for our local Ronald McDonald House during Hustle for the House on Saturday, Sept. 16.

N Family Program: Beginner Mandolin Workshop

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 7+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 & 1:45 p.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger; discounts for local families). Explore basic chords and strumming techniques.

N

FREE Flowers in Flight (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1 - 2:30 p.m. Admire, identify and learn the characteristics of native butterflies.

W Girl Scout Camp Out (Register)

615-370-4672 owlshill.org Age 10. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 4 p.m.; $12 scouts, $18 adults. Junior Girl Scouts can earn the Animal Habitat Badge during this overnight experience.

N Girls to the Moon

R FREE Hispanic

N FREE Kidsville

615-430-2979 girlstothemoon.com Ages 10 - 14. Nossi College of Art, 590 Cheron Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $40 ($70 for two, $100 for four). Girls and caregivers can learn about everything from coding and creativity to body image and puberty through interactive sessions.

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Explore the traditions of the Hispanic culture through stories, games, crafts and more.

N Little Big Town

Campference

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

R FREE Greenway Art Festival

615-893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Old Fort Park, Golf Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Artists display and sell original works. There are also kids’ activities, music and food vendors.

S Hendersonville Half Marathon

hendersonvillehalf.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 7 a.m.; $65 in advance, $80 day of. This certified 13.1-mile race benefits Mary’s Magical Place inclusive playground.

Heritage Day

N Hustle

for the House

615-343-4000 | rmhcnashville.com/event/hustle-forthe-house All ages. Ronald McDonald House, 2144 Fairfax Ave., Nashville; 7:30 a.m.; $35 race day (advance discounts available). Participate in a 5K or one-mile fun run benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. Dogs weclome.

R Kid’s Cooking

Class: Foods of Japan (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 West Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $50. Learn to make sushi rice, spring rolls, California rolls, chicken teriyaki and more.

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Intersection musicians interact with kids followed by a musical craft project.

See Friday, Sept. 15.

N Music City Food & Wine Festival

See Friday, Sept. 15.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

N Mutt Strutt 5K

615-352-1010 nashvillehumane.org All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 9 a.m.; $35 adults, $20 ages 11 - 17, free ages 10 & younger. Participate in a run/walk benefiting Nashville Humane Association.

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THINGS TO DO S FREE Hispanic

N Tennessee

rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 12 - 4 p.m. Celebrate Hispanic culture through art classes, music, dancing, food and children’s activities.

See Hot Happenin’, page 53.

Heritage Festival

N FREE Jazz

on the Cumberland

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

W FREE Minecraft Club (Register)

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

W FREE Music Enjoy dance demonstrations and other activities during Hispanic Heritage Day at the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro on Saturday, Sept. 16.

S FREE Pigs

participate in a walk or fun run to support St. Jude.

pigsintheparkbbqfest.com All ages. Drake’s Creek Park, 120 East Main St., Hendersonville; 9 a.m. This barbecue festival and competition includes vendors, a puppy pageant, live music and kids’ zone activities. Proceeds from activities benefit Mary’s Magical Place inclusive playground.

SUN 17

N Tennessee

W Essential Oils 101

See Hot Happenin’, page 53.

615-224-3851| myharvestessentials@gmail.com harvestmartialarts.com All ages. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 3 p.m.; $10. Make a couple of essential oils to take home.

in the Park

W Riverbend Kids’ Club

615-468-2008 riverbendnurseries.com All ages. Riverbend Nurseries, 2008 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 - 11 a.m.; $5. Make a back-to-school paperweight.

N St. Jude Walk/

Run to End Childhood Cancer

stjude.org/walkrun Ages 6+. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 8 a.m.; $20 for the 5K, $10 for walk/fun run. Run a 5K or

State Fair

N Vanderbilt Commodores Football

615-322-4653 vucommodores.com All ages. Dudley Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $30. Versus Kansas State.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, Sept. 2.

R Wildlife Painting (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $15. An artist-led painting session with a nature subject.

W FREE Yoga with Maarika Mann

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

(Register)

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

W FREE Harry Potter

Alliance Chamber of Knowledge Quarterly Meeting (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library Ages 6+. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 2 - 3:30 p.m. Harry Potter fans gather to take care of the community and environment.

in the Vines

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

N Sam’s Place

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $27.50 - $39.50. Steven Curtis Chapman hosts a night of inspirational music with Amy Grant, The Steel Drivers, Jonny Diaz and more.

W Small World Yoga Drop-In Class

See Sunday, Sept. 3.

W FREE Star Bright

Players Children’s Theater Audition

615-790-5719 janeym@williamson-tn.org wcparksandrec.com Ages 7 - 18. Freedom Middle School, 750 New Hwy. 96 West, Franklin; Open auditions for The Boyfriend. Plan to sing (bring a CD/mp3 of music if you desire). Director seeks vocal and expressive kids. New participants are from 1 - 3 p.m.; returning kids are from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Production runs Nov. 30 Dec. 3.

State Fair

N FREE Zoo Takeover at the Frist

615-244-3340 fristcenter.org All ages. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 p.m. Nashville Zoo staff introduces kids to furry, scaly and feathered friends from Down Under. Afterward, enjoy family activities inspired by the exhibit Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection.

MON 18 R After-School Art See Monday, Sept. 11.

W Franklin

Mommy & Me Yoga

See Monday, Sept. 11.

W Gateway

Chamber Orchestra

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7:30 p.m.; $25 - $40. Classical music with works by Haydn and Stravinsky.

W FREE Nature Strollers

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org Ages 18 months - 5 years. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 - 11 a.m. A fun morning for tots in Fairview.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, Sept. 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Sept. 4.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Sept. 4.

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THINGS TO DO

TUE 19 N 19th Century Trades Festival

615-832-8197 travellersrestplantation.org All ages. Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; $6. Artisans, re-enactors, period demonstrations and hands-on kids’ activities.

R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

R Homeschool P.E.:

Kicking it Old School (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 a.m.; $2. Play kickball, tag and other games.

N Homeschool Sci-

ence Lyceum (Register)

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

N Kaleo

615-889-3060 ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35. A night of Icelandic blues-rock.

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Sept. 4.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Kids can watch a variety of old-time demonstrations during the 19th Century Trades Festival at Travellers Rest, Sept. 19 - 20.

R FREE Children’s

R Homeschool

R Lucky Ladd

R FREE Perform Mur-

615-893-7439, ext. 6104 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 6 - 17. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; free to audition, but those cast are required to pay a $25 Perform Murfreesboro annual program fee. Try out for Perform Murfreesboro’s Elf the Musical Jr. The production runs Dec. 8 - 10.

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 12. Visit the pumpkin patch, explore the corn maze and enjoy more than 70 other farm activities. Continues through Oct. 29.

615-893-7439, ext. 6014 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 5:30 - 6 p.m. Learn about Perform Murfreesboro.

Theater Audition

N Family Science Lab: Explorers (Register)

W Archery Home-

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/familyscience Ages 3 - 5. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $5 per child in addition to gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 kids). Explore simple robots and discover how they are different from you.

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

N Grand Ole Opry

WED 20 N 19th Century Trades Festival

See Tuesday, Sept. 19.

school Day (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

Creativity Class

N Homeschool Day

615-356-8000 cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Admission TBA. Special activities for homeschool families with food trucks on site.

Fall Festival

R KidFIT: Movers and R Mind-Blowing Shakers (Register)

Matinee

See Friday, Sept. 1.

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

R KidFIT: Twist and

W Music City Roots

Shout (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

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.

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

R FREE Nature Play Day

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 1+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. Build a fort, play in the water, climb, crawl and get dirty with activities like mud painting, clay sculpting, chalk art and more.

freesboro Orientation

R Wild Things (Register)

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

THU 21 R Autumn in the Oaks

615-893-0022 oaklandsmansion.org All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $5. Experience chores of the mid-1800s like clothes washing, butter churning, rug beating and more, plus living history demonstrations, crafts and games.

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NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE

EVERYONE HAS A STORY

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OCT 26 - Dec 3, 2017

THE HUNDRED DRESSES By William Kent Williams Based on the Newberry Honor book by Eleanor Estes

Book by Robert Kauzlaric Music & Lyrics by George Howe Based on the novel by Richard & Florence Atwater

Scot Copeland’s

CINDERELLA DEC 14 - 21, 2017

Special Holiday Event!

THE SNOWY DAY & OTHER STORIES

On Stage: Sept 14 - Oct 1 The new girl, Wanda Petronski, speaks with an accent, has a funny last name, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same faded blue dress to school every day. Who would believe she has a hundred bright, shiny new ones at home? As Wanda’s story unfolds, her classmates learn the secret of the hundred dresses and more.

All performances take place at The Martin Center 25 Middleton Street, Nashville, TN 37210 FREE PARKING ON SITE

LEARN ABOUT NCT’S POPULAR DRAMA CLASSES ONLINE! NOW ENROLLING

JAN 18 - FEB 11, 2018

Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston Based on books by Ezra Jack Keats

MOCKINGBIRD MAR 1 - 18, 2018

Adapted for the stage by Julie Jensen Based on the book Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine 2010 National Book Award Winner

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS

APR 12 - MAY 13, 2018

By Ernie Nolan By Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

TICKETS 615-252-4675 or nashvillect.org


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chapel Bible classes prayer inspiration missions Holly Tree of Brentwood 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road Brentwood, TN 37027 615.377.6636

Holly Tree of Priest Lake 3421 Old Anderson Road Antioch, TN 37013 615.366.1750 (School-age spots here!)

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THINGS TO DO R FREE Children’s Theater Audition

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

N Encaustic Painting & Pizza Perfect (Register)

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 8+. Little Art House, 2104 Acklen Ave., Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m.; $40. A night of painting and photo transfers while noshing on pizza.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

S FREE Hendersonville Cruise In

See Friday, Sept. 1.

W JD Souther

Kids of all ages can explore an array of free hands-on creative activities during the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair at Centennial Park, Sept. 22 - 24.

R FREE Back Porch

R Lucky Ladd

R Special

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

615-893-4892 specialkidstn.com Adults. Experience Community Church, 521 Old Salem Road, Murfreesboro; 5:30 p.m.; $100. This fundraiser for Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center includes dinner and live entertainment.

Concert Series

Fall Festival

W Dueling Pianos

R Mind-Blowing

wavesinc.com Adults. BA Properties, 111 Alpha Drive, Franklin; 6 9:30 p.m.; $100 in advance, $125 at the door. Pianists perform while you view a collection of cars, enjoy food and participate in a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Waves in Franklin, an organization providing early intervention services to children birth to age 3.

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

for Waves

R FITMommy Yoga See Thursday, Sept. 7.

W FREE It Looks Like Play (Registration Required)

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

Matinee

W FREE Pizza & Pages

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

R Preschool Pro-

gram: Give Peace a Hand (Register)

townofsmyrna.org Ages 3 - 5. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 10 - 11 a.m.; $2. Discuss what peace means and make a peace-themed craft.

Kids Banquet

R FREE Strollercoasters

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

W Yoga with Rebecca Dandekar

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

R Youth Volleyball See Thursday, Sept. 7.

FRI 22 N FREE 35th Annual

African Street Festival

615-942-0706 aacanashville.org All ages. Hadley Park, 1037 28th Ave. N., Nashville; Fri 6 - 9 p.m., Sat - Sun 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Live music and African drumming. Spoken word, dance performances/classes, an African marketplace, a children’s pavilion and more.

N FREE 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

tennesseecraft.org/fallfair All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Shop for handmade gifts, watch live craft demonstrations, participate in hands-on children’s activities and more.

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $39 - $54. A night of jazz/pop music.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1

R Lucky Ladd Fall Festival

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

N Nashville

Brew Festival

nashvillebrewfestival.com Ages 21+. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $40 - $60. Sample beers from more than 50 breweries. Food trucks, lawn games, music and more.

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THINGS TO DO S FREE Oktoberfest

rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 12 - 4 p.m. Dancing, arts & crafts, live entertainment, specialty foods, costume contests, wiener dog contests, a Kid Zone and more.

R FREE Perform Murfreesboro Orientation

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

N Sylvan Esso

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $30. A night of indie pop music.

R Toddler Time See Friday, Sept. 1.

SAT 23 N 24th Annual Music & Molasses Festival

615-837-5197 tnagmuseum.org All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; Sat 9 a.m. 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $7 ages 4+, free ages 3 & younger. Old-time demonstrations, including sorghum molasses making, bluegrass music, Farmer for a Day area for young children, a grist mill, crafts, pony rides, animal encounters and more.

N 36th Annual Mt.

W FREE 3D Printing

615-443-1537 | facebook. com (search “Mt. Juliet Pow Wow”) All ages. Mundy Park, Mundy Memorial Drive, Mount Juliet; 10:30 a.m.; $8 adults, $4 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger. This Native American celebration includes intertribal dancing, food, arts and crafts, music, a gourd dance and more.

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.

Juliet Pow Wow

N FREE 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

See Friday, Sept. 22.

N FREE 35th Annual

Class (Register)

N FREE AAAH-Choo! What is in the Air? (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 1 - 2:30 p.m. Discover the common airborne allergens in Nashville’s air.

African Street Festival

R

FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

W FREE Bike Bowie See Saturday, Sept. 2.

W Bluebird

on the Mountain

800-745-3000 dyer.vanderbilt.edu All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; $135 per carload of eight. Enjoy a night of local singer/songwriters performing outside. Tickets go on sale on the first of the month prior.

N FREE Celebrating the Autumn Sunrise (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 22.

Hot HAPPENIN’

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 6 - 7 a.m. A guided hike during sunrise to see the autumn changes in the park.

PRIVATE SCHOOL FAIR Saturday, Sept. 23

The Montgomery Bell Academy football team. Meet MBA staff along with representatives from several other schools on Saturday, Sept. 23 during Nashville Parent’s Private School Fair.

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Independent school choices abound in Middle Tennessee, and you can discover many of them at Nashville Parent’s annual Private School Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Adventure Science Center (ASC). From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., meet with representatives from area schools who’ll tell you everything about what their schools offer. Learn about academic programs, arts opportunities, sports programs, college-placement rates, financial aid and more. Nashville Parent’s Private School Fair is FREE, but regular admission applies to the ASC if you and the kids want to explore other exhibits ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). ASC is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Call 615-256-2158 or visit nashvilleparent.com/private-schoolfair-2017 for more info.


THINGS TO DO N Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Party

friendsofshelby.org/ pickin_parties All ages. Cornelia Fort Airpark, 1093 Shadow Lane, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $12 - $15. Enjoy live music featuring Brazilbilly with guests Jessee Lee Jones and The Cowpokes.

R FREE Eagleville Fall Festival

615-274-2922 eaglevilletn.com All ages. Downtown Eagleville, 108 S. Main St.; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Live music/ entertainment, vendors, food, and a Kid’s Corner with a petting zoo, inflatables, face painting and games.

N Family Art Making (Register)

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

N Family Science Lab: Explorers (Register)

Honeysuckle Hill Fall Festival

615-382-7593 honeysucklehillfarm.com All ages. Honeysuckle Hill Farm, 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; $14.95 ages 3+. Farm fun includes the Charles Esten corn maze, animal encounters, zip lining, pig races, the pumpkin patch and more. Runs through Nov. 4.

Music Festival

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $16 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Grab a blanket for a day of Americana music on the front lawn of the Grassmere Home with living history demonstrations around back.

in the Vines

R Oktoberfest

the Meadow

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear the myth of the Sphinx’s riddle, then make a picture of the answer.

R Lucky Ladd Fall Festival

R LulaPalooza

N Heritage

W FREE Music

615-370-4672 | owlshill.org All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 7 - 9 p.m.; $20/person, $75/carload of six. Bring a picnic and enjoy live jazz music.

N FREE Good Day

See Friday, Sept. 1.

Raiders Football

615-898-5261 goblueraiders.com All ages. Floyd Stadium, 1500 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; $18 - $24. Versus Bowling Green.

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

N Grand Ole Opry

R MTSU Blue

W Jazz in

See Wednesday, Sept. 20. 615-865-8052 thegreatescapeonline.com All ages. The Great Escape, 105 Gallatin Pike N., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Celebrate the store’s 40th anniversary with giveaways! While supplies last, select five items from a special inventory that includes toys, comics, CDs, records, and more.

8 p.m.; $39.50 - $89.50. A night of Americana music.

touchtheskyevents.com All ages. Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1200 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $3 adults, free ages 12 & younger. A shopping/pampering event for women featuring LulaRoe vendors, craft vendors and more.

R Makerspace Grand Opening

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8. Explore the newest Makerspace addition, Imagination Playground, featuring big blue blocks.

N Mary Chapin Carpenter

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

615-893-0022 oaklandsmuseum.org All ages. Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m.; $40 adults ($20 DDs), $10 ages 5 - 15. Local craft brewers, food trucks and live music.

S FREE Oktoberfest

rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 12 - 4 p.m. Dancing, arts & crafts, live entertainment, specialty foods, costume contests, wiener dog contests, a Kid Zone and more.

Kids can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities during the 24th Annual Music & Molasses Festival Sept. 23 - 24 at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Nashville.

N FREE Opry Front Porch Party

opry.com All ages. Opry Plaza, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 4:30 p.m. Music, artist interviews, food, games and more.

W Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

pilgrimagefestival.com All ages. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $135 - $275. This year’s big names include Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams and Mavis Staples. The kids’ stage includes Ralph’s World, Red Yarn, Taft Brown, magician Michael Dardant and others.

R Puppy Plunge

615-893-7439 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $1 per

dog. Vaccinated, non-aggressive puppies and dogs can enjoy social time in the pool.

N FREE Red Bull Flugtag

redbullflugtag.com/usa All ages. Riverfront Park, 100 First Ave. N., Nashville; 9 a.m. Watch teams attempt to sail their homemade flying machines through the air above the Cumberland River.

N The Sleeping Beauty

Opens today. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

N Vanderbilt Commodores Football

615-322-4653 vucommodores.com All ages. Dudley Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; time & tickets TBA. Versus Alabama.

R Wetland Walk See Saturday, Sept. 2.

R Women’s Backpacking (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 13+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $30. This camping experience includes nature hikes to see waterfalls. Gear rentals available at no extra cost.

R Woodworking for Wildlife (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 16+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $25. Build and paint a birdhouse.

W FREE Yoga with Maarika Mann

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saturday, october 21 10 am - 2 pm

Our annual outdoor festival with food, fun and over 40 local vendors! • Live stage performances and kids entertainers • Dozens of prize giveaways all day long! • Free inflatable fun and trackless train provided by Jump Jump Bounce • Free face painting, pumpkin decorating and children’s activities • Trick-or-Treating fun with treat stations all around The Avenue and at our event from 11 am - 1 pm • Wear your costume and join our Costume Parade on stage at 1 pm • Great food available – hotdogs, ice cream, pizza, Tropical Blast Concessions, and Smoothie King!

Come pick out your very own free pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and decorate it any way you like!

The Avenue® Murfreesboro 2615 Medical Center Pkwy. I-24, Exit 76 For booth reservations call 256-2158 x130


THINGS TO DO

SUN 24 N 24th Annual Music & Molasses Festival

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

N FREE 35th Annual

African Street Festival

See Friday, Sept. 22.

N 36th Annual Mt. Juliet Pow Wow

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

N FREE 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

See Friday, Sept. 22.

N Adam Ant: The Anthems Tour

615-782-4040 | tpac.org All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $35 $135. A night of rock music.

N Andrew Peterson

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $39.50 - $45.50. A musical tribute to the songs of Rich Mullins.

N Fall for

Cheekwood

615-356-8000 or cheekwood.org All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 4 - 7 p.m.; $125 - $300 per family. This benefit for Cheekwood’s school tours includes hayrides, live entertainment, lawn games, arts and crafts, a southern supper, cocktails and more.

Honeysuckle Hill Fall Festival

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

R Lucky Ladd Fall Festival

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

W FREE Music in the Vines

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

W Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

N Rhiannon Giddens

nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29 - $69. A night of country, folk, gospel and jazz (presented without orchestra).

W Small World Yoga Drop-In Class

See Sunday, Sept. 3.

N Tennessee

Titans Football

615-565-4200 titansonline.com All ages. Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 3:05 p.m.; $50 - $500. Versus the Seattle Seahawks.

W WellieWishers

Friendship Tea Party (Register)

See Sunday, Sept. 10.

MON 25 R After-School Art See Monday, Sept. 11.

S FREE Family

N Artful Tales: Story-

See Friday, Sept. 1.

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

Film Festival

R Grandparents Day 615-274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 12 - 5 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12 (up to two grandparents are free with a full-price admission ticket). Enjoy the farm with Grandma and Grandpa.

time in the Galleries

Celebrate Native American culture during the 35th Annual Mt. Juliet Pow Wow Sept. 23 - 24 at Mundy Park.

W Franklin Mommy & Me Yoga

See Monday, Sept. 11.

N High Hopes & Hops

615-661-5437 highhopesforkids.org Ages 21+. Yazoo Brewery, 910 Davidson Drive, Nashville; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; $30 individuals, $50 couples. Enjoy a couple pints of local Yazoo brew, light fare and a silent auction benefiting High Hopes.

R Snack Attack! See Monday, Sept. 4.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Sept. 4.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Sept. 4.

TUE 26 R Busy Bees

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

N Father John Misty

615-889-3060 | ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $45. A night of indie rock music.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

R Homeschool:

Johnny Appleseed & Tall Tales (Register)

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $5. Play games, do crafts, tell stories and more.

Honeysuckle Hill Fall Festival

W FREE Jammin for One Gen Away

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7 p.m. Music by Michael Lington, The Okies, Heath Wright and James Otto.

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

R SPARK!

See Monday, Sept. 4.

S FREE Touch-A-Truck rivergate-mall.com All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 4 - 7 p.m. Kids can explore fire trucks, police cars and other services vehicles.

R Water Polo

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

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WED 27 W Archery Home-

school Day (Register)

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

N Family Science Lab: Researchers (Register)

615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org/familyscience Ages 10 - 13 with a parent. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $7.50 per child plus gate ($14.95 adults, $10.95 ages 2 - 12). Learn about robots, then program one to accomplish tasks.

N Grand Ole Opry See Friday, Sept. 1.

R Homeschool Creativity Class

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Honeysuckle Hill Fall Festival

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

See Friday, Sept. 1.

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.

R Lucky Ladd

Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $55 - $130. A night of music featuring Phish songs and solo Anastasio compositions.

R Tumbleweeds (Register)

See Monday, Sept. 4.

R Wild Things (Register)

Fall Festival

See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

R Mind-Blowing

THU 28

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

W Music City Roots See Wednesday, Sept. 6.

N FREE Storytime: Little Cloud

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com Ages 3 - 6. Madison Branch Library, 610 Gallatin Pike S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m. Nashville Ballet teaches children how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies.

N Trey Anastasio with the Nashville Symphony

R 31st Annual Heritage Days

615-459-2341 samdavishome.org All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $5. Demonstrations, games, historical re-enactors, animals and more.

W FREE Antony & Cleopatra

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

N FREE Back Porch Concert Series

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony

NATIONAL DAYS OF ...

THINGS TO DO

>> Almost every day’s a celebration! SATURDAY, SEPT. 2

Blueberry Popsicle Day

MONDAY, SEPT. 4 Wildlife Day

TUESDAY, SEPT. 5 Cheese Pizza Day

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6

Read a Book Day

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 Teddy Bear Day

SUNDAY, SEPT. 10 Grandparents’ Day

TUESDAY, SEPT. 12

Chocolate Milkshake Day

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13

Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14

Cream-Filled Donut Day

MONDAY, SEPT. 18 Cheeseburger Day

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22

Ice Cream Cone Day

SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

Great American Pot Pie Day

SUNDAY, SEPT. 24 Punctuation Day

MONDAY, SEPT. 25 Comic Book Day

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27 Chocolate Milk Day

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29 Coffee Day

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30 Public Lands Day

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Next Month’s HOT TICKET

W FREE DC/Marvel

Comics Club (Register)

615-371-0090 brentwoodtn.gov/library 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.

THINGS TO DO

R FITMommy Yoga

Days Prelude

615-562-7462 simantn.org/depot-days All ages. Downtown Smyrna, 100 Front St., Smyrna; 6 - 9 p.m. A car show, wine tasting, live music and children’s activities.

R Homeschool in the Wilderness (Register)

Honeysuckle Hill Fall Festival

(Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; $3. Enjoy a guided nature hike followed by family activities around the campfire.

R FREE Depot

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 8 - 13. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $75 for the series. This eight-month science program includes hands-on experiments, live observations, interpretive hikes and more. Ages 8 -10 meet the last Thursday of the month; ages 11 - 13 meet the last Friday of the month.

R Campfire Circle

R Family Campfire

Boo at the Zoo

(Register)

Next month, Nashville Zoo hosts one of the mid-state’s most family-friendly outings of the Halloween season. Costume-wearing kids of all ages can head down the trick-or-treating trail, visit the talking pumpkin in the Enchanted Village, take a hayride, meander into the popular bubble tunnel and more. The dates are Oct. 13 - 15, 20 - 22 & 26 - 29. Visit nashvillezoo.org for more info.

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna; 7 - 9 p.m.; $2. Lawn games, music, s’mores and more around the campfire.

S FREE Family Film Festival

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

See Friday, Sept. 1.

W FREE It Looks Like

N Grand Ole Opry

Play (Registration Required)

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

and life-size puppets during this interactive experience.

Symphony performs string selections by favorite composers.

R Lucky Ladd

N Pops Series:

R FREE Stroller-

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

615-687-6400 nashvillesymphony.org All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $34 - $149. The artist who helped write the soundtrack of the ’80s joins the Nashville Symphony.

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

Fall Festival

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

N Nashville Preda-

tors Hockey Preseason

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $20 - $150. Versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

N Peppa Pig Live!

Peppa Pig’s Surprise

opry.com All ages. Grand Ole Opry House, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $15 $132. The popular children’s TV show comes to life on stage with brand-new songs

Kenny Loggins

N FREE Still Life

with Iris

615-818-7358 thetheaterbug.org See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

R String Serenade

615-898-1862 murfreesborosymphony.com All ages. First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $15 - $40. Murfreesboro

coasters

N Sunset Safari

615-833-1534 nashvillezoo.org Ages 21+. Nashville Zoo, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $75 $150. Food and drink from Nashville’s leading restaurants, live entertainment and special animal hosts.

S Taste of

Hendersonville

615-824-2818 hendersonvillechamber.com All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 5 - 8 p.m.; $15 adults, $5 children, $35 VIP. Sample food from the city’s restaurants while enjoying live music and a kids’ zone.

R Water Polo

See Friday, Sept. 1.

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

S FREE Henderson-

W Yoga with Rebecca

See Friday, Sept. 1.

See Thursday, Sept. 7.

Honeysuckle Hill Fall Festival

Dandekar

R Youth Volleyball See Thursday, Sept. 7.

ville Cruise In

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

R KidFIT: Movers and Shakers (Register)

FRI 29

See Friday, Sept. 1.

R KidFIT: Twist and Shout (Register)

R 31st Annual

See Friday, Sept. 1.

See Thursday, Sept. 28.

N Kings of Leon

Heritage Days

N Boz Scaggs

615-889-3060 ryman.com All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $50.50 - $89.50. A night of rock/blues music.

kingsofleon.com All ages. First Tennessee Park, 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $49.50 - $139.50. The hometown rock band plays the inaugural concert in the Nashville Sounds’ stadium.

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THINGS TO DO R Lucky Ladd Fall Festival

See Wednesday, Sept. 20.

W Mike Super:

Magic & Illusion 2.OH! SHOW

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $37 - $47. A newly created magic show for the family.

R Mind-Blowing Matinee

See Tuesday, Sept. 5.

N Mistletoe Merchants

themarketshows.com All ages. The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville; Fri 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $8 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Start your holiday shopping early. Find gifts, jewelry, fashions, decor and more.

N Pops Series: Kenny Loggins

See Thursday, Sept. 28.

R SibShop (Register)

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

workshop is a requirement prior to camping at Barfield.

SAT 30 R FREE Animal Encounters

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

W FREE Bike Bowie

N The Head

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

and the Heart

ascendamphitheater.com All ages. Ascend Amphitheater, 301 First Ave. S., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $34 - $196. A night of indie folk music with special guest Dr. Dog.

R Toddler Time See Friday, Sept. 1.

R FREE Wilderness

Awareness Workshop

615-217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 6+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; Fri 5:30 p.m., Sat 4 p.m. Learn campground etiquette and Leave No Trace outdoor ethics. This

R FREE Depot Days

615-562-7462 simantn.org/depot-days All ages. Downtown Smyrna, 100 Front St., Smyrna; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. More than 100 vendors, live music, kids’ activities (some require small fees) and more.

R Discovery Center 30th Birthday Celebration

615-890-2300 explorethedc.org All ages. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8. Explore 30 experiments that will be part of the upcoming STEAM Festival.

W FREE Fall Fun Day

615-799-5544 bowiepark.org All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Carnival games, crafts, face painting, a costume parade, pumpkin patch and more.

N FREE Fall Star Party (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Join astronomers for viewing the moon and Saturn through telescopes.

safehouseforall.org Adults. Gratidude Ranch, 7515 Pewitt Road, Franklin; 6 - 9 p.m.; $120. This benefit for foster youth/families through S.A.F.E. includes a farm-to-table dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and surprise celebrity appearance.

N Family Art

N Grand Ole Opry

Making (Register)

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

R Family

N FREE Greenway Shuffle (Register)

615-352-6299 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Walk the greenway and discover new paved trails.

S FREE Family

Honeysuckle Hill Fall Festival

townofsmyrna.org All ages. Sharp Springs Park, 311 Jefferson Pike, Smyrna; 7 - 9 p.m.; $2. Lawn games, music, s’mores and more around the campfire.

Film Festival

See Friday, Sept. 1.

See Saturday, Sept. 23.

N Family Program: Is N FREE JDRF it a Fiddle or a Violin?

615-416-2001 countrymusichalloffame.org Ages 5+. Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 - 12, free 5 & younger; discounts for local families). In Texas it’s a fiddle, in Boston it’s a violin, in Nashville it depends! Explores the differences and similarities between the two.

N Family Science Lab: Researchers (Register)

See Wednesday, Sept. 27.

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See Friday, Sept. 1.

Campfire (Register)

N FREE Fifth

See Ice Age during the Free Family Film Festival at NCG Cinema in Gallatin Sept. 29 - Oct. 1.

W Fork & Vine

615-889-2941 fallfestatthehermitage.com All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art, music, history and children’s activities including a musical petting zoo, Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck, face painting and more.

One Walk

615-383-6781| jdrf.org All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 8 a.m. Raise money for this walk benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

N FREE Kidsville

kidsvilleonline.org Ages 12 & younger. The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Hear about collections that connect us to our memories, then make a mini collection.

R Lucky Ladd Fall Festival

See Wednesday, Sept. 23.

R Mama Mia! Kid’s

Italian Class (Register)

615-956-6077 thecuriouskitchen.net Ages 6 - 15. The Curious Kitchen, 1602 West N.field Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $50. Learn to make garlic bread, spaghetti and meatballs, double chocolate brownies and Italian cream sodas.


N Pops Series:

themarketshows.com See Friday, Sept. 29.

See Thursday, Sept. 28.

W FREE Music

recoveryfest.com All ages. East Park, 700 Woodland St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Celebrate the positive impact of addiction recovery through music, vendors, speakers, food, children’s activities and more.

Merchants

in the Vines

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

N FREE Nashville Chalk Fest

615-936-5254 nashvillechalkfest.com All ages. Centennial Park (back of park near train), 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. A street painting festival featuring professional artists and family activities like inflatables, balloon artists and entertainment. Benefits the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

N FREE Nashville Neighborhoods Celebration

nashvilleneighborhoodscelebration.com All ages. Elizabeth Park, 1701 Arthur Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Games, a chili cook-off, battle of the neighborhood bands, children’s activities, a bazaar and more.

N Nashville Preda-

tors Hockey Preseason

615-770-7800 nashvillepredators.com All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $20 - $150. Versus Tampa Bay Lightning.

N FREE Nature

Kenny Loggins

N FREE RecoveryFest

N FREE Shello! Crafting with Collected Shells Workshop (Register)

615-862-8539 nashville.gov/parks All ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 2 - 3 p.m. Bring shells to turn into a craft project.

N FREE Storytime: Little Cloud

615-297-2966 nashvilleballet.com Ages 3 - 6. Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville; 10:30 a.m. Nashville Ballet teaches children how to create shapes and carve out space with their bodies.

W Taylor Hicks

615-538-2076 franklintheatre.com All ages. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $36 - $46. The American Idol winner performs R&B, country, blues and soul music.

N The Taco Festival

615-933-9644 littlearthousenashville.com Ages 5 - 10. Fannie Mae Dees Park, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. Use natural materials to create interactive sculptures throughout the park to enjoy during Artober Nashville.

thetacofestival.com/ nashville-2 All ages. Riverfront Park, 100 First Ave. N., Nashville; 12 - 6 p.m.; $12 - $50 adults, free ages 12 & younger. Nosh on a variety of tacos, participate in eating contests, enjoy live entertainment and enter your pup in the Tiny Taco Dog Beauty Pageant.

N FREE Opry

W FREE The

opry.com See Saturday, Sept. 23.

Opens tonight. See “Theater & Dance,” page 43.

Installations

Front Porch Party

Winter’s Tale

Third Annual Fireworks Spectacular

615-382-7593 or honeysucklehillfarm.com All ages. Honeysuckle Hill Farm, 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield; 8 p.m.; $14.95 ages 3+. Bring your blankets and enjoy a 30-minute fireworks show.

W FREE Thompson’s Station Dog & Pony Show

thompsonsstationdogandpony.com All ages. Thompson’s Station Park, 1513 Thompson’s Station Road West, Thompson’s Station; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live music, a kids’ zone with games/activities, a dog arena, equine attractions, artisan and food vendors, and more.

N Train Robbery Trip

615-241-0436 | tcry.org All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $21 - $75. Ride the rails to Watertown and enjoy a mock train robbery along the way.

R Waterfall Hike Series (Register)

615-217-3017 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Ages 12+. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $15. Transportation is provided to Machine Falls to see scenic drops of more than 60 feet.

ON YOUR RADAR

N Mistletoe

Pumpkinfest in Downtown Franklin

>> Mark your calendars for these October festivities. SUNDAY, OCT. 1 BELLYRAMA

Blooma Nashville bloomanashville.com

OCT. 5 - 8

38TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST Historic Germantown thenashvilleoktoberfest.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

CELEBRATE NASHVILLE CULTURAL FESTIVAL Centennial Park, Nashville celebratenashville.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 14

PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL Streets of Indian Lake Hendersonville streetsofindianlake.com

OCT. 20 - 22

36TH ANNUAL TENNESSEE STATE POW WOW Long Hunter State Park, Nashville naiatn.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 21

R Wetland Walk

RUTHERFORD PARENT’S FALL KIDS FEST

R FREE Wilderness

SATURDAY, OCT. 21

See Saturday, Sept. 2.

Awareness Workshop

See Friday, Sept. 29.

W FREE Women’s

Self-Defense Class (Register)

615-224-3851 harvestmartialarts.com Ages 13+. Harvest Martial Arts, 595 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 5:30 - 7 p.m. This class covers scenarios and the tools necessary to safely get out of dangerous situations.

The Avenue Murfreesboro nashvilleparent.com

BARKTOBERFEST

The Woods at Fontanel Nashville tnbarktoberfest.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 28 PUMPKINFEST

Downtown Franklin historicfranklin.com

TUESDAY, OCT. 31

HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT: NOSFERATU Schermerhorn, Nashville nashvillesymphony.org

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ACADEMICS

ARTS – MUSIC

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

Mobile Music Academy 615-322-8261

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

Dance in Bloom 615-662-4819

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

Dancity Productions 5714 Edmondson Pike #2d, Nashville dancewithdancity.com

617-970-3486

Nashville’s newest dance studio is now open just in time for summer camps and fall sign ups! We offer a variety of classes and intensives for dancers of all levels, ages 2+, in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, and creative movement. We invite you to join us and experience Dancity Productions as we work to make music city a dance city!

Grassland Dance Academy 1111 Battlewood St. , Franklin gdadance.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!

ARTS – THEATER Expression City Arts and Fitness

ARTS – DANCE 7982 Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com • info@danceinbloom.com

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com

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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.

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.

David Deaton Karate 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! We are dedicated to guiding the youth of today in the direction of their goals and helping to develop the self-confidence to achieve through dance and creative movement. Visit our website for class listing.

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. continued on page 78...

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

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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.

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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.

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

615-566-5187

Whether it’s enjoying time with friends or improving your archery skills, we offer something for everyone at our indoor range and USA Archery club. Register on our website for fall classes! We offer group lessons for all ages and skill levels. These lessons include one hour of instruction by our USA Archery certified coaches with all equipment provided.

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

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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.

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

Yong In Martial Arts 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 1031 Riverside Drive, Ste. K, Franklin taekwondobrentwood.com

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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.

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

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SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Mr. Bond and The Science Guys mrbondscienceguy.com 615-573-2702

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

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Williamson Parent magazine September 2017