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or me, technology does not trump all. And in the “cursive doesn’t matter anymore� scenario, letting cursive slip away from what kids learn in school is

simply one more nail in the “we’re-onlyinterested-in-data drama.� I love debate, and I love how our readers light up our Facebook page daily, with opinions galore; many of you weighed in for our cursive debate. So here we go. I am on a plane returning from my nephew’s wedding. My 23-year-old brilliant niece and I debated cursive at the reception, shouting at each other over the thumping music while we danced. “Kids don’t need to be taught cursive in school, Aunt Susie!,� she shouted, “they need to be taught coding — that’s the language they need for the future!� Ah, the future. My niece feels there’s no reason for kids to learn how to write in cursive. To her, it’s only a personality identifier. On our Facebook page, parents feel mixed. Many feel handwriting should only be taught at home, “if you think it matters,� but not in school because, “it’s no longer being evaluated.� Or they have said things like, “Come on, I can’t remember the last time I picked up a pen.� But the athletic guy sitting in the window seat next to me has earbuds in while he’s writing away (in cursive) in a journal. He’s been at it for at least an hour. He’s 20-some-

think of the journal argument with my niece. I could’ve scored some points. People may perceive journaling as artsy or foreign, but in the mega-million-dollar self-help industry, doctors of all kinds beseech unhappy people to write their way to wellness. That’s not to say you can’t press buttons or speak into a dictaphone, but that brain + soul + hand + ink + flow experience lets you get YOU down better than anything else I can think of. It is an artful endeavor, one our founding fathers knew well, having endless hours for perfecting their swirly signatures. The “we don’t need it any longer because we can press buttons argument falls flat here, too: At my nephew’s wedding, all the guests got to inscribe a message to the bride and groom in the white matting surrounding a great photo of the couple. I was glad for my nice handwriting. And when everyone watched the newlyweds sign their legal documents, handwriting mattered... Unless it’s OK with you that an “X� would have sufficed — that’s the way illiterate men and women used to sign their names. To me, it would be sad for kids to lose the gift of cursive. So for those of you who say it should be taught at home and not at school, well, yes, if it’s not taught at school then it should be at home ... after work, school, music, sports, dinner, laundry and dishes, right? Thanks.

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Bedtime Giggles. Putting your toddler down for the night can sometimes take longer than usual ... especially when he’s got the giggles! What do you? Parents need a laugh, too! Sometimes you just need to laugh! Nicole Smith

Don’t ruin the moment. You never get back any minute you miss with people! Why ruin a happy moment?! Samantha Downing

f it s contagious, why ght it I would just laugh. My daughter has a laugh that is contagious, and I love to hear it. Makes me know she’s happy and loves life.

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It’s a priceless moment ... Treasure it. Those moments are priceless and who knows when you will get to enjoy that experience again?! Wish my three were still tiny ... they do still need the “good nights” and “I love you’s” before bed, though ... they’re 17, 15 and 13. Sometimes my 13-year-old will let me tuck him in, if he goes to bed before me. Stacey Davis

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Restaurant Changing Tables. It can be frustrating to find that the restaurant you’re at doesn’t have a changing table. What do you do if Baby needs a change?

Don’t understand why there’s not one in the rst lace.

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I don’t understand why child-friendly restaurants don’t make accommodations for a changing table. They probably are only a few hundred dollars and can be placed in the handicap bathroom stall.

Seldom used the changing table for the simple fact of how many others used it and how contaminated it was. To clean it, put my child on it and then clean it afterward ... Going to the car or putting them on my lap in a stall was easier.

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hat about bigger changing tables We’re a special needs family, and it’s very difficult because not only do some restaurants not have a changing table, but almost none consider the individuals with children that need a bigger changing area. We love getting out and going places, too. It’s frustrating as well. Jenny Long

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We use the trunk of our car a lot, and we tend to not go to places with no changing table if we might really need to use it. I’m a special needs mom with a 7-year-old special needs child and a 2-year-old. If you don’t make it easy on me I normally choose another place to eat. Rachel Clark Zook

S read out on the floor. se the counter.

When there’s nowhere else to change a diaper, I just spread out a changing mat or blanket on the floor of the bathroom and do it and pray my son doesn’t touch the floor! I’m less likely to go back to that restaurant, at least until my kid is potty-trained. (On a side note, guess who got to change a blowout atop the Gateway Arch in St. Louis?)

I’ve had to use the counter in the bathroom — sorry other ladies in there at the time! I’ve even had to lay down a blanket and use the floor. Our son had LOTS of medical equip when he was a baby and I even approached a manager and asked where he suggested I go. LOL!

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ry to change before you go. In the back of an SUV or on the bathroom counter if there’s room. I make note of it and try to change diapers before we go in or wait until we leave. Ereka Elliott Clark

Change aby on your booth seat. I would always change them on the seat at our booth and pretty much dare someone to say anything. Also, I’ve changed them in my truck but like the other lady said, that’s hard to do when you have another child running around or it’s too cold or hot out. Has anyone else ever been to a restaurant where the changing table was way too high? I’m almost 5’8” and the changing table at a local Logan’s restaurant is almost impossible to reach. My almost 5-year-old has to have his underwear and pants/shorts off to poop. And I have to pick him up and put him up there to take his bottoms off and put his shoes back on and then do the same when he’s finished. It’s difficult no matter how big or small your little one is. Tracey Osborne-Vazquez

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Eating & Breastfeeding. Were you careful what you ate while you were breastfeeding? Try new foods. I stay away from dark colas and Gatorade because of their harmful effects on little ones. I tend to want try more new foods when I am nursing or pregnant because that’s how our children will eat. The thirst for the cultural diet starts in the womb. I want my kids to be adventurers in the culinary world. Patricia Lekki

Don’t be ashamed of having a glass to drink. I had one glass of sangria at my baby shower. Not ashamed. Wasn’t concerned. No big deal! But not so much ... lots of things don’t cross into your breast milk and doctors will tell you to avoid it because “they don’t know for sure.” People get too paranoid these days. Enjoy life — we’re not guaranteed tomorrow. Michelle Giroux Heckman

If you’re worried, just pump and dump. I was concerned at first ... then I tested foods and found nothing caused any trouble. So, I wasn’t concerned anymore, but I also exclusively pumped. So milk got mixed in with all the rest. I don’t think it bothered her as much. Of course, when I had a drink or two (which wasn’t very often AT ALL — maybe four times in 15 months) I would wait until I was not feeling any effects and would pump then or I would pump and dump. Kelly Boyd

Watch what you eat and apply on your skin. I did with my first one and do now the second one. I also watch what I put on my skin as some products like Retinol have been found in breast milk.

Yes and no. More water and I try to limit caffeine. I avoid gassy foods and try to limit dairy as my baby is gassy. There are days I just can’t be so limited though. LOL! Michele Clark

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Eat anything! I ate everything. My doctor said I could unless I saw a change in my baby like gas, upset tummy or a fussiness. Crystal Hundley Smith

Eat like you did when you were pregnant. I never drink alcohol or do drugs. So, when I breastfed, I just ate like I did when I was carrying her. Just ate regular food. She didn’t have a reaction to anything, so I guess I made healthy choices and got lucky! This was 13 and 12 years ago now. Becca Cherry Murray

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Just never drink caffeine or alcohol. Never! Nursing more than nine years straight now through four kids. I also don’t consume caffeine or alcohol. Kate Cropp

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Limit caffeine and gassy foods.

I was careful about gassy foods with my first baby. Now with baby number three, I’m not too concerned. So funny how things change. Anna Walker Wannemuehler

Avoid gassy foods ... like broccoli. I do ... to a degree. I avoid gas-inducing foods (especially broccoli, it’s the worst!), but I still drink Diet Coke. I do drink lots of water and still take prenatal vitamins. Kimberly Edgecomb Crocker

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gnawing at parents with football-playing kids, but as De Lench says, concussions can happen during pretty much any sport or activity, but the repeat concussion is the issue. Various studies reveal sobering facts: Brain changes in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury — or concussion — persist for months following injury — even after the symptoms of the injury are gone, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Further, a child who suffers a concussion once is at higher risk for another one, says Catherine Sipe Bottoms, M.D., a pediatrician with Morgan Pediatrics in Smyrna. “A child with a concussion is at greater risk of re-injuring the brain with what is referred to as the “second impact syndrome,” a potentially life-threatening event resulting from a second, often minor blow to the head suffered before a full recovery has occurred,” she adds. And while kids should certainly play sports of all kinds, a frank discussion with your child’s pediatrician is in order if you are at all concerned about your child’s head.

Heads Up to Parents The Heads Up to Parents website is an initiative developed by the Centers for Disease Control. Visit http://cdcheadsup.org for important information on concussions in kids.

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What’s There to Do? We all love taking a stroll along the beach during the summer, but have you ever tried to do it in the winter? You should — it’s totally different. Visiting Virginia Beach in winter was the first time I’ve ever seen snow on the beach. The kids were caught off-guard by it, too. But, we still had fun running around and collecting shells. Get out on the water with a nature tour. At the VIRGINIA BEACH FISHING CENTER (757-491-8000; virginiafishing. com), you can hop on a Virginia Aquarium Winter Wildlife Boat Trip and search for the majestic humpback and fin whales. The tour lasts two hours, but the staff keeps everyone happy and gives lots of information about whales and the marine life that you should look out for. Keep in mind, there’s no guarantee you’ll see a whale. We were out on the water for some time, enduring the cold wind rushing at our faces and began heading back to the docks without seeing a thing! Yeah, we were bummed — as was

everyone on the boat. Then, lo and behold! Just a few yards off shore was a humpback whale feeding! Everyone rushed to get a chance to snap that perfect photo. The feeling of seeing such a magnificent animal for the first time was truly amazing and exciting for everyone. The captain actually held the tour over a little longer because we had just seen our first whale. Don’t worry, if you get too cold, take a break from the wind and gather inside the warm seating area where you can purchase some snacks and hot chocolate. There are windows all around, too, so you can still see what’s going on outside. If you want to enjoy some indoor family fun, visit the VIRGINIA AQUARIUM & MARINE SCIENCE CENTER (757-3857777; virginiaaquarium.com). View a lifesized model of a humpback whale hanging from the ceiling. There’s a lot to explore from exhibits to hands-on interaction. The kaleidoscope-style hallway is cool — kids love the effect.

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Kids can don their favorite costumes and enjoy ghost stories, prizes along the “ghost trail,” crafts and more during Haunted Museum at the Tennessee State Museum.

alloween fun with a historical twist takes place during the Tennessee State Museum’s 13th annual Haunted Museum on Saturday, Oct. 19. Kids can come donning costumes and hitting the “ghost trail” throughout the museum to pick up prizes as well as getting creative with craft projects along the way. At certain stops, you can hear ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, including those of the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger and John Murrell’s thumb. New this year, you can listen to a ghost story passed down by descendents of slaves at the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County — this is in conjunction with a new exhibit about the property. Kids will most likely want a photo op on the mezzanine where a 3,500-year-old mummy — along with its mummified cat! — rests. Haunted Museum takes place from 12 - 4 p.m., and admission is free. The Tennessee Find more seasonal State Museum is fare including pumpkin located at 505 patches and ghost tours Deaderick St., in our Fall Fun Guide beginning on page 45. Nashville. Call 741-2692 or visit tnmuseum.org.

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f walls could talk, what kinds of secrets and engineering feats would they reveal? Your kids can explore stories behind structures at a new exhibit now open at the Adventure Science Center. Raise the Roof: An Exhibit About Buildings — on display through Feb. 16, 2014 — features buildings and building science from around the globe. The exhibit features a variety of activities for kids to enjoy, including the interactive Dogtastrope computer game that lets users design a dog house. Kids can also test the forces of tension and compression at the earthquake shake table before heading over to the Demolition Theater where they can build a skyscraper and tear it down. Based on interviews with blind and visually impaired people, the Listening to the Walls area is a place for kids to navigate through a building by using their sense of sound. A special area for young children, Magnet City, gives them access to the main street of a tiny city where they can change windows, siding and roofs on the buildings. The Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Call 862-5160 or visit adventuresci.com.

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Touch-A-Truck (of All Kinds!) Saturday, Oct. 12 Williamson County Parks and Rec offers up the delightful Touch-a-Truck event this month from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Thompson’s Station Church, located at the

Kids can build a truss as part of the Raise the Roof exhibit at the Adventure Science Center.

intersection of Thompson’s Station Road and Columbia Pike in Franklin. Climb, honk and enjoy all kinds of vehicles large and small at the free event. Kids can also take a ride on the D&H Railroad for $1, paint a toy truck and the whole family can enjoy concessions from

Moms and dads can enjoy a discounted spa treatment Oct. 14 - 20 at four participating locations in Williamson County during National Spa Week. Sign up at spaweek.com.

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loc news Meet Ray Park (pictured here as “Darth Maul” from Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace) during the inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con.

Red kangaroos now have a home at the Nashville Zoo.

New at the Zoo: ‘Roos! It’s been three years since the Nashville Zoo unveiled a new exhibit, and kids are sure to get a kick out of the one it just opened. Kangaroo Kickabout has 4,500 square feet of naturalistic landscape with 18 red kangaroos hopping about. “We are very excited about the opening of Kangaroo Kickabout, our first major animal exhibit to open since Flamingo Lagoon in 2010,” says Rick Schwartz, zoo president. “Like our Lorikeet Landing and Critter Encounter exhibits, the Kickabout gives visitors the unique opportunity to interact with our animals.” Guests can view the kangaroos from an outside area or get closer by heading down a path in the actual middle of the habitat — the ‘roos freely wander the exhibit, but visitors must stay on the pathway. The zoo is open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Oct. 14, then 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 15 through winter. Admission is $15 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12. Call 833-1534 or visit nashvillezoo.org.

The 8th Annual Blessing of the Animals takes place Sunday, Oct. 6 at The Farm at Natchez Trace in Franklin.

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Young athletes and dancers have a new medical option in SPORTI PEDIATRICS, a one-of-a-kind medical office now open in Franklin for ages 8 - 21 at 125 Cool Springs Blvd., #110. Learn how to minimize risk of injury and receive unique care. Visit gosporti.com to learn more ... TENNESSEE’S GOVERNOR SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS is now accepting applications for rising 11th graders and seniors. The program takes place June 1 - 26, 2014, to provide quality arts training for gifted and talented high school students in Tennessee. Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 6; learn more at http://gsfts.com ... The Farm at Natchez Trace hosts its annual BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. The free event will be lead by Rev. Lissa Smith and the public is invited to bring their pets. Head to 9479 Hwy. 96 W. in Franklin; learn more at thefarmatnatcheztrace.com ... Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson Country present the first CELEBRATION OF NATIONS in downtown Franklin on Saturday, Oct. 12 beginning at 3 p.m. Learn more at http://sistercitiestn.org ... The LEIPER’S FORK YARD SALE takes place Oct. 11 - 13 from 8 a.m. until dark. Never know what kind of treasures you’ll find! Head to 4107 Hillsboro Road.

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celebration of comic books, graphic novels, toys, video gaming and pop culture takes place during the inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, Oct. 18 - 20, at Music City Center. Attendees young and old alike are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters throughout the show that also features celebrity Q & A and autograph sessions. Among notable stars attending are Stan Lee (creator of SpiderMan, the Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Thor), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Ray Park (“Darth Maul” from Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace and “Toad) in X-Men), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Eliza Dushku (“Faith” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and more. Event hours are Fri 3 - 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sunday is Kids Day featuring activities especially for younger fans). Show admission is $35 Fri and Sun, $45 Sat. Photo and autograph sessions with celebrities are extra, ranging from $35 - $100. The Music City Center is located at 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Get the complete schedule and tickets at wizardworld.com/homenashville.html.

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hildren are the root of the celebration on Sunday, Oct. 13 during the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s We Care for Kids Day. Sponsored by Nashville Parent, kids and families can visit a variety of booths and get information on topics like music, literacy, safety, health and physical activity. Visit the patch for a pumpkin to paint, climb the rock wall, learn Halloween safety tips, bounce on inflatables and more. Does your child have a favorite stuffed toy in need of repair? Bring it for repair at the Teddy Bear Clinic! The free affair takes place from 2 - 4 p.m. at Sports Club Field, located at 25th Avenue South and Children’s Way, Nashville. Learn more at childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/wecareforkidsday.

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Sneak a peek into area private schools this month at one of these open houses: BAMBINI VILLAGE MONTESSORI (1140 Cason Lane, Murfreesboro; 405-4778; bambinivillage.com) Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5 - 7 p.m. ... BRENTWOOD ACADEMY (219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood; 523-0611; brentwoodacademy.com) Campus tours every Tue and Wed at 8:30 a.m. ... THE COVENANT SCHOOL (33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville; 467-2313; thecovenantschool.com) Thursday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 - 11 a.m.; RSVP to dapple@thecovenantschool.com ... DAVIDSON ACADEMY (1414 W. Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 860-5305; davidsonacademy.com) Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. ... HOLY ROSARY ACADEMY (190 Graylynn Drive, Nashville; 8831108; holyrosary.edu) Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 a.m. ... LINDEN WALDORF SCHOOL (3201 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 354-0270, ext. 31; lindenwaldorf.org) Oct. 2 and 16 from 9 - 11 a.m.; call to reserve a spot ... MONTESSORI EAST (801 Porter Road, Nashville; 226-4588; monteastnash.com) Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. ... MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY (4001 Harding Road, Nashville; 369-5316; montgomerybell.edu) Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. ... SAINT HENRY SCHOOL (6401Harding Pike, Nashville; 3521328; sthenryschool.org) Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Pre-K - 8) and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. (Pre-K and Kindergarten) ... ST. PAUL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (5035 Hillsboro Road, Nashville; 269-4751; stpaulchristianacademy.org/open-house) Kindergarten open house is Oct. 3 and 13 at 4 p.m.; register online ... THE WEBB SCHOOL (319 Webb Road E., Bell Buckle; 931-3896003; thewebbschool.com) Middle school preview is Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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Schedules are not meant to be forced on babies, but by 3 or 4 months when you and Baby know one another well, it can make for smooth sailing.

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etting into a schedule with your baby takes time. How do you fit all those feedings, naps and

diaper changes in and still make it out of the house on time to meet a friend? How much should your baby be eating and sleeping — and when should it all take place? Getting into a routine for sleep, feeding and activities can definitely make life easier for you and Baby), but how do you get it started? No worries, we’ve got you covered — and Junior, too.

A COMFY BEDTIME ROUTINE STARTS EARLY Once you have a consistent bedtime worked out, a daytime routine will fall into place, says

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Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D., a pediatrician and editor-in-chief of The Wonder Years:


Helping Your Baby and Young Child Suc-

with a timetable for doing things and being able

Easy Does It

cessfully Negotiate the Major Developmental

to make plans around his life.

The first thing to do when Baby comes home from the hospital is simply to become aware of his patterns for eating and sleeping. This schedule will be the basis for your baby’s personal schedule:

Milestones (Bantam; 2007). The easiest way to

n starting out, during the first couple of

establish a regular bedtime is to start a bedtime

weeks home with your baby, follow his lead by

routine that you can both rely on day after

observing what he does and don’t rush things.

day for awhile. “A bedtime routine is the most

Make this process a top priority for at least the

important thing to consider when establishing

first couple of weeks.

a schedule,” says Altmann. “You can’t force it in the first few months, but you can start practicing at around 2 months.” Keep it simple: a warm bath, jammies, a feeding, then lights out. t’s fine if feeding lulls your baby to sleep in the early months, but by 3 or 4 months you can try putting him down awake so he’ll learn to fall asleep on his own.

TEACH BABY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY Babies can easily mix up day for night and vice versa, sleeping long periods during the day then growing wakeful just in time for your head to hit the pillow. Sorting out day from night for your baby is an important first step to getting him into a workable routine. Jan Rick, mom to 8-month-old Christopher, offers these tips: “During the day, keep the house bright. Do the exact opposite at night. Keep the house dim and quiet. Don’t stimulate your baby as much at night so he’ll learn what happens during this time of day. Be playful with him in the morning and after his daytime naps.”

STICK TO THE ROUTINE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE Once you establish a pattern for your baby’s sleeping, waking, changing and feeding times, doing things differently isn’t going to mess him up too much, but it’s best to keep your baby’s schedule as consistent as possible while he’s getting accustomed to it.

CHANGES HAPPEN WITH GROWTH SPURTS AND DEVELOPMENT Your baby will nearly triple his weight in the first year, plus he’ll master feats like sitting up, crawling and perhaps even walking. During periods of growth or when he’s working to achieve a new milestone, don’t be surprised if your baby diverges from his usual routine. He may be hungrier than usual, need more sleep or return to waking up several times a night. Be flexible – a new schedule will emerge shortly, so know that routines are meant to evolve. It may feel like just when you get used to things in a predictable way he changes again. And that’s the way it goes. As your baby gets

DISCOVER YOUR BABY’S CUES

older, he’ll need fewer daytime naps and more

While your pediatrician, mom, friends and

playtime and stimulation. He’ll also need to eat

books can all help you decipher your little one’s

solid foods

cues, your baby is actually your most impor-

ally several times a day.

tant guide, so listen when he tells you what he needs. “Instincts come from learning about your baby’s temperament and what works for him,” says Altmann. Dad Peter Komstock says paying close attention to 5-month-old Gus has helped him anticipate his needs, which makes life easier and more fun for both of them. Learning what your baby needs takes time and patience, but you’ll see patterns emerge over time. If you log your baby’s naps, feedings, playtimes and so on in a notebook or with a great app like Baby

• When does he eat? • When does he sleep and how long? • When is he alert? • When does a bowel movement occur in relationship to the rest? • Always tend to your newborn when he wakes from sleep. The security of your baby knowing that his needs will be met is the first thing to establish before any routine is changed.

first just once a day, but eventu-

Read up on baby milestones to understand what’s coming up.

PRACTICE DOES NOT MAKE PERFECT In the world of parents seeking perfection, just know perfection will rarely happen. There will be fewer days where your baby’s routine works like a charm than days that do not. Sometimes, without warning, your baby will want to skip a nap, breastfeed more, wake up at the crack of midnight and so on. Life happens! Carrie McMillan lives in Nashville with her husband and two children ages 2 and 4.

Baby Connect This nimble app tracks everything --- feedings (nursing and bottle), pump schedule, solid foods, diapers, sleep, moods, milestones and medicines. Graph, chart, list and share your data via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. It synchronizes with iOS devices, Androids and to the Web, so you can share particulars with caregivers. $4.99 for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

Trixie Tracker Great for keeping track of feeding, diapers, naps, medicine, etc. Offers printable charts for sharing and shared accounts. Trixietracker.com. Free for the basic plan; premium plan $4.

Connect, you can use your findings to come up

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special series: feeding the kids part II

eeding Mistakes parents make Truth be told, fussy eaters are actually made right at your kitchen table. BY SS C S

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f moms and dads aren’t careful,

still spill forth here and there from

snacks like cookies, cakes and

after soccer treats to play dates,

crackers can easily become

day cares and church functions.

a fixation for kids ages 2

,

Yet another recent study published

according to a recent report

in the Archives of Pediatrics and

published in Health Affairs.

Adolescent Medicine shows that

hy? Because today’s busy families are

despite efforts to curb snacking behav

on the go more often than not, and we

iors among kids, they remain mostly

eat in a quick fix culture. hat sometimes

unchanged.

translates into lots and lots of snacks, i.e.,

where rates of childhood obesity

little kids walking around with baggies

are highest, less nutritious food

filled with chips, gra ing their way through

is prevalent, but parents have

the day, and not eating come mealtime.

grown weary of hearing that they

ven in this era of “obesity awareness,”

need to feed their children better,

ere in the South,

we continue to raise children in a munch

cook more deliciously with less time )

munch culture: Kids will reach for snack

or put kids on diets.

treats about three times a day, according

aim to try, says author llyn Satter in her

to the study that involved some 1,

book, Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family

kids during a 0 year period, with some

hat to do? ust

Kelcy Press; 200 ). Satter also cites sev

of them snacking as much as six times a

eral traps that can cause eating woes at

day. Sure, our intense focus on childhood

your table.

obesity has many parents stocking their

feeding mistakes parents can make.

pantries and fridges with healthier snack options, but away from home, the snacks

ere are seven common

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cho MISTAKE #1

to help your kids have a healthy

amount of high-carbohydrate

Insisting on a clean plate

relationship with food (desserts

snacks your kids have access to

Most typically, healthy young

included), moderation is in order.

and provide more of what you

children eat when they’re hungry

While there’s nothing wrong with

want them to have: fruits and

and stop when they’re full. They

limiting sweets and controlling

veggies!

follow natural, internal cues and

the kids’ have access to them, you

you don’t need to alter them by

certainly shouldn’t outlaw them

insisting they eat past the point

altogether. Studies have shown

of fullness. Allowing your kids to

that when kids are restricted

be in tune with their hunger and

from eating cookies or other

fullness cues will allow them to

snack foods, their desire to eat

have an easy relationship with

the snacks increases, and they’re

food and avoid overeating as they

likely to overeat them every

grow older. Just make sure meals

chance they get.

MISTAKE #6

Letting kids drink too much A study in the journal Pediatrics

The Family That Eats Together ...

says that today’s kids take in 10 - 15 percent of their total daily

In Secrets of Feeding a

calories from sweetened bever-

Healthy Family, author

ages like soda, sports drinks, fruit

Ellyn Satter writes,

drinks and 100-percent fruit juice.

“Whether your fam-

Most of these drinks contain emp-

ily numbers one or 10,

MISTAKE #4

ty calories, meaning they provide

meals are as essential

Too much junk too soon

simple sugars but little else in the

for nurturing as they are

Bribing with sweets

A study in the European Journal

way of nutrients. How about a

for nutrition. Children

Coercing kids to eat their veg-

of Clinical Nutrition shows that

nice glass of ice water instead?

who have regular family

etables or other items they don’t

kids with older siblings have more

like is fruitless most of the time,

access to junk foods (soda, potato

and parents can resort to bribery:

chips, cookies, cake and candy)

Serving kids dinners they absolutely don’t like

“Eat your beans and you can have

than children without older sib-

Your vision of a healthy, satisfying

emotionally and with

dessert!” The problem is this

lings. Because little kids look up

meal might include plain grilled

respect to the avoidance

methodology confirms for kids

to older siblings, they’ll eat what

chicken, fish, salads and plenty of

of becoming overweight,

that vegetables are yucky and that

their big brother or sister eat,

steamed veggies, but chances are

developing an eating dis-

dessert is desirable. Many studies

too. Younger siblings are exposed

young kids will find these foods

order or other problems

have shown that preference for

to unhealthy foods much earlier

bland, unappealing or downright

like drug abuse or early

undesirable foods decreases when

than a firstborn. ust be aware.

disgusting. While many parents

sexual behavior. Family

believe that children should eat

meals have more to do

what the whole family eats, it’s

with positive outcomes

true that taste buds evolve as kids

for children than any

happen when kids are hungry!

MISTAKE #2

kids are given rewards for eating them. Dead-end street!

MISTAKE #3

MISTAKE #5

Offering too many high-fat snacks

MISTAKE #7

meals do better in all ways — nutritionally, academically, socially,

Banning sweets altogether

Constant snacking throughout the

get older and that parents are

other factor — extracur-

The truth about childhood obesity

day is the number one wrecker

smart to recognize this truth. Try

ricular activities, church,

is out: too much sugar in drinks

of eating a good meal. The other

serving home-cooked meals and

tutoring, music lessons,

and sweets can lead to extra

thing that can destroy an appetite

eating as a family. Make it a nice

you name it.”

pounds. It’s no surprise that

is a big soda just before dinner.

time and they just might eat a nice

some parents have completely

When kids are less hungry, they’re

dinner.

outlawed sweets, but that’s a

less willing to try new foods you

pretty extreme measure. In order

so painstakingly are trying to

Jessica Johnson is a proud mother of three boys.

introduce. Keep on reducing the

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Help Your Kids

Overcome Social Jitters BY HEIDI SMITH LUEDTKE

It’s just not easy to be, well, easy in every single situation — adults know that for sure. Whether your child’s awkward moments are infrequent or plentiful, we’ve got tips to help YOU help HER.

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ou can only imagine what’s happening at school today. It’s your daughter’s turn for show-andtell and she’s been buzzing with apprehension for days. She’s wearing her autographed High School Musical on Ice T-shirt and plans to tell the class about the skaters and the music and about how she got Troy and Gabriella’s autographs. You hope she doesn’t freeze up, chatter aimlessly or run back to her seat – your daughter isn’t known for poise under social pressure. It’s perfectly normal for kids to feel nervous when they meet someone for the first time, try a new hobby or give a speech. But that flustered, jittery feeling isn’t comfortable. Kids – like adults – may fear they’ll say something stupid or do something embarrassing. When the anxiety gets really intense, kids may declare they’re not going to school, not going on play dates, not attending parties. “Childhood is tough for nearly everyone ... it’s full of missteps as well as new opportunities,” says Bernardo Carducci, Ph.D., author of The Shyness Breakthrough (Rodale; 2003). Although each child has unique experiences, Carducci notes anxious behavior is usually triggered by new, unpredictable social situations when a child’s sense of self is on the line. Parents shouldn’t expect kids to grow out of their shyness, Carducci cautions, as they rarely turn into social butterflies. But parents can help kids develop social skills and confidence. Use these strategies to calm social jitters and help your kids warm up to new situations:

Share your experiences. Your kids may not see you in challenging social situations, but you can recount what happened when you made a presentation at work or when you first started kick boxing class. Describe the physical sensations you felt: racing heart, muscle tension, butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms. Reveal your thoughts and emotions. Share, “I was worried I’d forget what I was supposed to say,” or “I thought, ‘What if I fall over trying to kick the heavy bag and everyone laughs at me?’” Kids need to know their feelings are normal.

Stop catastrophic thinking. Social anxieties are like monsters under your bed — whether or not they are real, they grow bigger and hairier the more you think about them. Catastrophic thinking is the tendency to overestimate the bad consequences of our social blunders, says Gillian Butler, clinical psychologist and author of Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness (New York University Press; 2001). Your son may think that forgetting his lines in the school play will be the end of social life as he knows it and all his classmates will tease him. Help your child notice and combat negative expectations. Social slip-ups are rarely as awful as kids imagine.

Channel anxious energy. Negative emotions aren’t bad — they help us pay attention to important events. Because negative emotions are attention getters, they can feel overwhelming. Help kids harness that hyped-up feeling and put it to constructive use preparing for the big event or working on a hobby. If kids focus on doing instead of worrying, nervous energy feels more like excitement than apprehension.

Be prepared. When kids don’t know what to say, they may fear they’ll clam up completely or stammer when the social pressure is on. Help your child pre-

pare for upcoming interactions by identifying two conversation-starting questions she can use when she meets someone new. Open-ended questions work best, because they encourage the other person to share information about themselves. “Where did you go for vacation?” or “What is your favorite movie?” are good options. Of course, your child should be prepared to share her vacation destination and favorite film, too.

Role play. Acting out feared encounters can help kids identify what works and learn that flustered feelings don’t last forever. Rehearse simple scenarios with your child, such as meeting a new friend, asking a question in class or giving a brief presentation at Scouts. Let Mom, Dad and the family dog serve as co-actors or audience members and practice until kids feel comfortable. Take role play seriously, but make it fun, too.

Get a home-field advantage. If your child has a hard time warming up, start on his home turf. Familiar surroundings are comforting, and with all his own toys as props he’ll have more to talk about. Invite a classmate over to play for a short period of time. Get kids started on a shared activity before fading into the background and letting your child test his skills. Don’t interfere, let him find his own voice.

Get busy.

Social anxieties are like monsters under your bed – whether or not they are real, they grow bigger and hairier the more you think about them.

It’s easiest for kids to overcome social jitters when activities distract them from their fears. Build skills in social situations that have strong “scripts” for behavior like having a friend over for dinner, playing a board game or doing a craft project together. The familiar knowledge of “what we do next” makes these situations a lot less frightening and lets conversation happen naturally. Move on to longer, less-scripted social events – like sleepovers — when your child has developed more skills and confidence.

Praise progress. Changing behavior isn’t easy, and kids’ continuing concerns may keep them from seeing how far they’ve come. Point out specific behaviors and praise them. Say, “You introduced yourself first,” or “Your voice was clear and strong.” If she made or sustained good eye contact, let her know you noticed. When kids know what they’re doing right, they do it more and more often. Take an honest look at your child’s temperament. If she’s more comfortable playing solo and tunes out in a crowd, don’t expect her to become the life of the party. Love your child for who she is, not for who you want her to become, Carducci advises. Kids can learn to warm up to new, unpredictable social situations with patient, persistent effort – but don’t push. Allow your child time for relaxing, fun activities, including solitary play. It’s hard to learn new skills when your stomach is queasy and your heart is racing. Heide Smith Luedtke is a freelance writer and regular contributor to this publication.

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Falling for

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umpkins are more than just a variety of squash; they symbolize the vibrant color and spirit of autumn. This is the best time of the year to utilize endless

pumpkin possibilities during your “together time” activities. Here are a few ideas to try. Be sure to visit us online at nashvilleparent.com to find even more crafts and activities to do with your kids.

Pumpkins are fun! Their size, color, smell and taste make them perfect for children’s observations and explorations. For more festive fun, turn to page 47 for “Pumpkin Spots & Corn Mazes” and more!

Find fall festivals and seasonal fare in “Things To Do” beginning on page 61.

Wee Ones

Preschoolers

School-Ages

Pumpkin Prints

Pulp & Seeds

Milk Jug Pumpkins

Buy pumpkin cookie cutters and let your child dip them into poster paint then press onto paper. These make cute prints and it’s good for hand/ eye coordination. As a variation, buy a small fresh pumpkin and cut in half. Have your child dip the pumpkin half into orange paint to make a print.

Cut two pumpkin shapes from orange construction paper. Have your child glue pieces of orange yarn (the pulp!) and pumpkin seeds on one of the paper shapes. Then, attach the other pumpkin shape on top with a brad or stapler. Label with the title, “What’s Inside a Pumpkin?”

Clean an empty milk jug. Pour in orange poster paint. Replace lid securely and shake. The paint coats the inside of the jug and turns it orange. Twist a green pipe cleaner around the lid for the tendrils and add leaves to make the pumpkin stem. Glue on black construction paper eyes, nose and mouth to the outside of the jug. — tania cowling

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Bubbling Witches Brew

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ere’s a ghoulishly creepy way to carbonate your drink with those fizzy bubbles that you find in soda — yes,

carbon dioxide from dry ice! But, parents, you must keep a watchful eye on this witches brew with the kids around.

Ingredients • 1 64-oz. bottle grape juice • 2 2-liter bottles of lemon-lime soda or ginger ale • Fun floaters: frozen grapes (eyeballs) or regular ice cubes keep it cool

Directions Pour grape juice and soda into bowl or cauldron at party time. Add dry ice — using tongs and gloves — when ready to serve. Ladle quickly into serving cups, but do not put dry ice into individual cups. If the punch is left to fog too long the carbonation will dissipate; also, remember to add more soda or juice if the mixture gets too cold and starts to freeze. — christine gable

Dry Ice 101

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ere’s the perfect Halloween experiment, since it creates plumes of white eerie vapor when it comes in contact with warm liquid. Just beware, little ghouls and goblins: dry ice is so cold, you have to wear gloves to touch it, or it will burn your skin. How come? It’s frozen carbon dioxide. And it’s really, really cold: -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact. (That’s -78.5 degrees Celsius.) Dry ice sublimates. This means that as it breaks down it turns directly into carbon dioxide gas rather than a liquid like regular ice. Buy your dry ice within 24 hours of using it since the sublimation rate is five to 10 pounds every 24 hours in a typical ice chest. When using dry ice, always make sure your space is well ventilated. Remember, you’re releasing carbon dioxide into the air, so don’t transport it in a closed vehicle or use in a small-unventilated space. Find more dry ice information at dryiceinfo.com.

Mummy Pizzas

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ooking for a Halloween treat that’s easy to make and yummy to eat? We know kids love pizza!

They’ll have fun making their own mummy pizza snacks.

Ingredients • Pizza sauce • Block of mozzarella cheese • Cheese hand slicer • Flatbread • Mini pepperoni — kiera ashford

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Directions Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Take your flatbread and cut it into fours. Take one spoonful of pizza sauce and spread it over the flatbread leaving about a quarter of an inch border. Parents, with your hand held cheese slicer, slowly cut thin strips off your mozzarella cheese block and criss-cross the cheese for a

mummy effect. Set two mini pepperonis as eyes on the cheese. Pop them in the oven for a few minutes, just long enough to melt the cheese and warm the bread and pizza sauce. If you bake them too long, the cheese will melt too much and run together, which will not have the mummy effect.


A happy tot is all smiles in the pumpkin patch at Lucky Ladd Farms.

pumpkin spots & corn mazes

Gentry’s Farm 1974 New Hwy. 96 W., Franklin 794-4368 • gentryfarm.com Mon 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.

Bottom View Farm 185 Wilkerson Lane, Portland 325-7017 • bottomviewfarm.com Sat 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 6 p.m., Mon - Fri by appointment only

Honeysuckle Hill Farm 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield 382-7593 honeysucklehillfarm.com Fri 6 - 11 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m.

Kids can take a train ride and play on the giant slide, meet and greet farm animals, pick pumpkins, explore the corn maze, fly through the air on a zip line and more. $8 ages 3 and older.

Cedarwood Pumpkin Patch 6794 Nashville Hwy., McMinnville 931-939-3960 cedarwoodfarmstn.com Fri 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m. Pick your own pumpkin (included with admission), take a hay ride, navigate the corn maze, have fun at the petting zoo and more. $8 ages 11 and older, $7 ages 3 - 10.

A four-acre corn field maze, hayrides, three fun-filled barns, nature trail, friendly farm animals, tire swings and more. Activity area is $7 ages 2 - 65; pumpkins are extra.

Activities include a pumpkin cannon, corn mazes, hayrides, games, a petting zoo, zip lines and more. $10.95 ages 3 and older (zip line is extra).

Keller’s Corny Country 542 Firetower Road, Dickson 441-4872 kellerscornycountry.com Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Go down the monster slide, roam through the corn maze, pet farm animals, enjoy hayrides and visit the pumpkin patch. $7 ages 3 and older; pumpkins are 50 cents per pound.

Lucky Ladd Farms 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville 274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. 9 p.m.; Sun 12 - 5 p.m. More than 70 activities include a petting farm, mega slides, duck races, a corn maze, family games, pumpkin patch and more. $10 ages 2 and older.

Pumpkin Hill 861 Benders Ferry Road, Mt. Juliet 758-5364 • pumpkinhilltn.com Sat 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. Pumpkins, corn stalks, hayrides, camp fires and more. Hayrides are $4 per person; pumpkins are $2 - $8.

Ring Farm 2628 Greens Mill Road, Columbia 931-486-2395 • ringfarm.com Fri 3 - 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 2 - 9 p.m. Wagon rides, a corn cannon, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, two 40-foot slides and more. $7 ages 3 and older.

Rippavilla Plantation 5700 Main St., Spring Hill 931-486-9037 • rippavilla.org Fri 3 - 11 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m. Navigate your way through a giant corn maze, paint pumpkins, have fun at

the pumpkin sling and go on a hayride. Corn maze admission is $7 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12. Hayrides and pumpkin activities require additional fees.

Shuckle’s Corn Maze Located across the street from Station Camp High School (1040 Bison Trail, Gallatin) 669-6293 shucklescornmaze.com A six-acre corn maze, corn cannon, 40-foot Super Slide, 10-foot slide for tots, see-saws, tug-of-war, pony hop races, Ringo, face painting, pumpkin patch, an animal corral, paint ball and more. $12 adults, $10 ages 3 12, free ages 2 and younger. Some activities require additional fees.

Walden Pumpkin Farm 8653 Rocky Fork Road, Smyrna 220-2918 • waldenfarm.biz Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri 3 p.m. to dark, Sat 9 a.m. to dark; Sun 12 - 4 p.m. See farm animals, enjoy hayrides, play in the kiddie corn maze, pick a pumpkin, go down the 40-foot slide and more. Free admission to the property. Admission to the pumpkin train is $2, hay rides are $3, and the activity area is $1 adults, $4 children.

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ghostly tours & haunts

Grave Matters (Saturday, Oct. 26) A period costumed

All ages

guide shares dramatic tales from Franklin’s past. Franklin on Foot (located in Franklin’s two cemeteries at Fourth Avenue North and North Margin Street), Franklin; 7 - 9 p.m.; $15 adults, $5 ages 7 - 13; Call 400-3808 or visit franklinonfoot.com to make reservations.

Beech Historic Graveyard Walk (Saturday, Oct. 19)

Haunted Franklin Tour (daily tours) Ghoulish tales

Tour the historic cemetery and learn Shackle Island history. Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3216 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville; 4 - 8 p.m.; $6 ages 6 and older, free ages 5 and younger; 824-3990.

for ages 6 and older; Franklin on Foot, departing from the old courthouse on Franklin’s public square; 8 p.m.; $18 adults, $10 ages 13 - 18, $5 ages 12 and younger; call 400-3808 or visit franklinonfoot.com to make reservations.

Use good judgement when taking children.

Cedar Grove Cemetery Candlelight Tour (Saturday, Oct. 12) Guides lead you to where actors portray historical figures buried in the cemetery. 609 S. Maple St., Lebanon; 4 - 8 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students, free ages 4 and younger; 828-7042 or cedargrovecemeterywalk.com.

Gallatin City Cemetery Candlelight Tour (Saturday, Oct. 5) This 15th annual event features costumed interpreters talking history in the cemetery. Gallatin City Cemetery, 250 Cemetery Ave., Gallatin; 4 - 10 p.m.; $8 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 451-3738 or sumnercountymuseum.org.

Ghost & Lantern Tour (Friday, Oct. 25) Weave through the grounds of the Bowen House with lantern and scary stories. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Road, Goodlettsville; 6 - 9 p.m.; free admission; 851-2241 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Ghouls at Grassmere (Oct. 18 - 20 and 24 27) Ages 3 - 12 can visit treat stations throughout the park, take a haunted hayride, play games in Carn-Evil, visit the Monster Lab and more. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 5 - 9 p.m.; $12 members, $15 non-members; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

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Haunted Murfreesboro (Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26) Hear ghostly tours while walking downtown Murfreesboro. Tour stars at Sugarees, 122 S. Maple St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9 p.m.; $5; facebook.com (search “Haunted Murfreesboro”).

Haunted Museum (Saturday, Oct. 19) Please see page 29.

Hauntings at The Hermitage (Oct. 25 - 26) All ages can enjoy a candlelit tour of the garden and cemetery along with haunted hayrides, live music, a classic film and Tennessee ghost tales. 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 5:30 - 9 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 13 - 18, $6 ages 5 - 12, free ages 4 and younger; 889-2941, ext. 223, or thehermitage.com.

The Haunted Trails of Horror (Oct. 23 - 24) Take a hayride through the haunted forest filled with spooky characters. Afterward, enjoy the “Monster Mash” musical entertainment. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; $5 ages 4 and older, free ages 3 and younger; 790-5719, ext. 10, or wcparksandrec.com.

Magical Mystery Tour (Saturday, Oct. 19) Visti several homes, the Evergreen Cemetery and Oaklands Mansion for tales, stories and magic from the past. Oaklands Historic House

Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger; 893-0022 or oaklandsmuseum.org.

p.m. - 12 a.m., plus Oct. 27 - 31; $12; 833-1433 or deathrowhauntedhouse.net.

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Ages 12 and younger can get spooked in the woods (note that this tour is scary for some young children). Leiper’s Fork Village Field, 4100 Old Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; Fri - Sat 7 - 10 p.m.; $7 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 477-6799 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

experience a mild hayride through the backcountry with family entertainment. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 7 p.m. hayride, 5 - 9 p.m. carnival; $4 hayride, the carnival is free but some games require a small fee; 890-5333 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Nashville Ghost Tours (Sun - Fri) Learn the haunted heritage of Music City. Tour begins at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Union Avenue, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $15 ages 12 and older, $8 ages 7 - 11, free ages 6 and younger; 884-3999 or nashvilleghosttours.com.

Tales of Terror (Friday, Oct. 25) Listen to spinetingling tales then grab a lantern for a mysterious scavenger hunt. Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville; 6 - 10 p.m.; $12 adults, $6 children; 832-8197 or travellersrestplantation.org.

10 and older Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods (Oct. 4 - Nov. 2) Three attractions in one: Trails of Terror Haunted Woods, Halls of Horror Haunted Barn and Merciless Maze. 2133 Joe Brown Road, Spring Hill; Fri - Sat and Oct. 31 dusk - 11 p.m.; $17; creepyhollowwoods.com.

Dead Land Haunted Woods (Oct. 4 - 26 and 31) More than one mile of terrifying woods for ages 9 and older, plus a new maze this year. 7040 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon; Fri - Sat 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $15 per trail, $10 for the maze, $30 for all three; deadlandwoods.com.

Death Row Sanitarium of Slaughter (Oct. 4 - 31) Nashville’s largest indoor haunted house is kid friendly compared to others with more than 80,000 square feet of fright. 418 Harding Industrial Drive, Nashville; Fri - Sat 7

A Frightful Night (Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26) Sink your teeth into a meal, watch a scary movie and embark on a hayride complete with haunting tales. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 6 p.m.; $25 (pre-registration required); call 459-2341 or visit samdavishome.org to make reservations.

Ghost Tours and Haunted Hayrides (Oct. 18 - 19 and 25 - 26) Go on a haunted hayride and candlelit walk of the plantation and hear of strange events that occur on the property. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 7 - 11 p.m. (last hayride departs at 10 p.m.); $5; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org.

Gore House (Oct. 4 - 27 and 31) Tour the disturbing warehouse of Martin Cato, one of Nashville’s best film and video set designers before going mad. 118 Mid Town Court, Hendersonville; Fri - Sat 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., Sun 7 - 10 p.m., Halloween night 7 - 11 p.m.; $13; 530-4673 or gorehouse.net.

Hauntanel (Oct. 25 - 27) Get spooked at Barbara Mandrell’s former homestead. A family-friendly hayride takes place until 8 p.m., then it gets SCARY! Fontanel, 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 5 - 11 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 children; 724-1600 or hauntanel.com

Haunted Hayride (Oct. 23 - 26) The brave at heart can take a spooky ride down Old Scream Road. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; dark to 9 p.m.; $5; 890-5333 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Millers Thrillers (Oct. 4 Nov. 2) Creep through the Haunted Woods and shoot at ghouls on the Zombie Paintball Hayride. 1431 Carters Creek Pike, Columbia; Fri - Sat and Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27 from 7 - 11 p.m.; $15 Haunted Woods, $20 Zombie Paintball Hayride, $30 for both; millersthrillers.net.

Monster Mountain (Oct. 4 - Nov. 2 and Oct. 31) Journey through the decrepit mining town of Cavern Hills for sheer terror. This year’s theme is “Splatterhouse Studios.” 273 McMurty Road, Hendersonville; Fri - Sat 7 - 11:30 p.m., plus Thursday, Oct. 31 from 7 - 10 p.m.; $15; 338-4632 or monstermountain.net.

Nashville Nightmare (Oct. 4 - 27 and 31) This haunt expands this year with new detailed scenes, state-of-the-art animation and special effects. 1016 Madison Square, Madison; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m., Sun (Oct. 13, 20 and 27) 7:30 -10:30 p.m., Halloween night 7:30 10:30 p.m.; $15; 752-5663 or nashvillenightmare.com.

Scream Creek Haunted Woods (Oct. 4 - 26) This haunted jaunt is not suitable for small children. 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield; Every Friday and Saturday night, dark to 11 p.m.; $15.95 (a $20.95 combo ticket also includes the flashlight corn maze, hayride and the farm’s other attractions); 382-7593 or screamcreek.com.

Slaughterhouse (Oct. 4 Nov. 2) One of Nashville’s oldest haunted houses has high-tech effects. 423 Sixth Ave. S., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7 p.m. - 12 a.m., Halloween night 7 - 10 p.m.; $15; 2480019 or slaughterfest.com.


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Fall Activities and After-School Programs Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate 1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro bskonline.com • bushido96@aol.com Expanded listing at nashvilleparent.com

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Music learning supports all learning! Achieve developmental goals through individual or group music therapy sessions. Learn to play guitar, piano, or ukulele (adapted lessons offered for children with special needs). Make music with your family in our developmentally appropriate and research-based Music Together® classes for children ages birth to 5 yrs., with or without disabilities. Come try a class for free - fall semester starts soon! Homeschool music classes and musical birthday party bookings also available.

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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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Elite Dance and Fitness features a top-notch staff of instructors who all share a unique love for the performing arts. We are a family-oriented studio that prides itself on teaching quality dance instruction in a positive and uplifting environment. Our emphasis is on teaching age-appropriate material to the recreational dancer and for competition level dancers. Elite offers Zumba six days a week and a pre-K program three days per week.

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For over ten years, we have helped kids, teens, and adults become stronger, safer versions of themselves by teaching a mixed curriculum of Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Krav Maga in fun and age appropriate classes. In addition to our kids and adult MMA classes, we also offer Fighting Shape, a cardio-heavy, insanity-style class that incorporates kickboxing and runs from October through Thanksgiving. Call today!

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Music Together Now at Bolton Music Therapy musictogether.com 796-6162 Bolton Music Therapy is now offering Music Together®, an early childhood music program for children ages birth to five years. Our mixed-age, inclusive classes provide a rich, active music making experience. Each family receives a songbook and two recordings each semester. Contact us to attend a free demo class! Please call for locations or visit our website.

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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 student-teacher ratios help children 3 mos. - 13 yrs. develop excellent fitness habits in a non-competitive way.

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Join your local Y as we celebrate the change in seasons with a number of free fall festivals. These events promote family togetherness, healthy choices and community spirit. MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US AT ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS: Saturday, October12, 4-6 p.m. Robertson County Family YMCA Thursday, October 24, 5-7 p.m. Margaret Maddox Family YMCA Sunday, October 27, 4-6 p.m. Bellevue Family YMCA and FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center Saturday, November 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Brentwood Family YMCA Saturday, November 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center (Camp Widjiwagan)

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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.

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63 The Dailies Activities in day-to-day order.

87 Ongoing Activities Recurring opportunities for all ages.

89 On Stage Local theater shows this month.

90 Chadderbox Arts and entertainment news.

Peter Pan Nashville Ballet launches its world premiere of a beloved childhood story this month at TPAC. Read the full details on page 90.

Find pumpkin patches and ghost tours in our Fall Fun Guide beginning on page 45.

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Private School Open Houses If you are considering a private education for your child, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know many of the private schools in Middle Tennessee. You’ll find this month’s Calendar is chock-full of ads for these Open Houses. Keep on turning the pages – all the way to the page 77 – to find more.

Academic Excellence Passion for Christ Leadership Development

Kindergarten Open House October 3, October 13, November 3, November 7 REGISTER ONLINE

PreK through 6th Grade | Located in Green Hills | (615) 269-4751 | stpaulchristianacademy.org/open-house Go an odpa for exce stur stud pti e ha ent onal s pr s fo o r al enviro vided mo nm st 5 ent 0y ear s.

n Students can graduate from high school with 45 hours of college credit! n In 2014, Goodpasture is proud to be graduating the largest senior class in over 25 years with 103 students! n We now offer classes for 12 to 36 month olds in our new “Great Beginnings” program. n Goodpasture is a leader among area schools with its technology innovation. Our iLevel Initiative includes 1-to-1 iPads for grades 9-12 and iPads for PreK – 8th grade to enhance instruction.

n Goodpasture is proud to keep enrollment costs down by being a debt-free campus! n We support award-winning athletic teams and fine arts programs! n Bus transportation is available from Gallatin, Hendersonville, Pleasant View and Joelton. n Goodpasture Christian School is accredited by SACS, SAIS, and NCSA and is one of only a few schools in the southeast who have triple accreditation!

619 Due West Ave. Madison, TN

Please contact Ted Bloodworth at 868-2600, ext 212 for additional information and rates.

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Tue 1 FREE La Leche League of Williamson County

Expectant mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and the services provided by La Leche League. Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 a.m.; 834-3287.

Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tuesdays for Tots: Harvest Time! Preschoolers and parents can learn about fall crops and then create their own harvestinspired art project. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 children); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Turtle Search

Ages 8 and older can participate in box turtle research and collect data on these reptiles. Nickajack Wetlands, Murfreesboro (call for directions); 3:30 p.m.; 217-3017.

Kids can enjoy leaf play during Autumn in the Oaks at Oaklands Museum on Friday, Oct. 4. Disney on Ice

Kids can see all the Disney princesses and their heroes hit the ice. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $19 - $57; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena. com.

Nature Nuts

Kids of all ages can learn about owl pellets. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Science Explorers

Wed 2 Animal Antics

Meet the resident blue-tongued skink. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Open House Day

Meet astronomers, tour the facility and get acquainted with the telescopes. Ages 6 and older. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 1 - 4 p.m.; dyer.vanderbilt.edu.

Thu 3 Crafternoon

Make a pasta skeleton. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Participate in preschool-friendly science experiments and activities. Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Fri 4 Aegis Sciences Classical Series: Copland’s Billy the Kid

Organist Nathan Laube and violinist Jun Iwasaki join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music taking the audience into the wild West. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $27 - $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Autumn in the Oaks

All ages can experience chores from the 1860s like washing

clothes, churning butter, making candles and beating rugs along with other harvest activities. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $5; 893-0022 or oaklandmuseum.org.

Coffee & Classics: Copland’s Billy the Kid

Enjoy free pastries and coffee, then let the symphony take you to the wild, wild West with Copland’s musical portrait of wide-open prairies. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $28 - $50; 6876400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Cosmic Bounce Night

All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glowin-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Disney on Ice

Kids can see all the Disney princesses and their heroes hit the ice. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; $19 - $57; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

FREE Hendersonville Cruise-In

View more than 400 antique cars and hot rods and participate in children’s games and contests. All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake Shopping Center, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hender-

sonville; 6 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Puppet Show

Students from the theater’s puppet class present a show. All ages. The Theatre at Patterson Park, 7 p.m.; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Learn about percussion while exploring cymbals. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Wetland Walk

Embark on a guided tour of the Murfree Spring wetland. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Sat 5 11th Annual Low Country Boil

Take in a night of shrimp and Cajun food, music, dancing, a silent auction and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Sherry’s Run and the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition. All ages. Southfork Subdivision, 2212 Cartel Drive, Lebanon; 6 - 10 p.m.; $50; 449-8594 or lowcountryboiltn.com.

Aegis Sciences Classical Series: Copland’s Billy the Kid

Organist Nathan Laube and violinist Jun Iwasaki join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music taking the audience into the wild West. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $27 - $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Animal Encounters

Meet a resident animal and learn about its characteristics. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

ARTivities

Families can drop in the studio for interactive art and naturethemed activities. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Bluebird on the Mountain

Enjoy an evening of music under the stars by local singer/ songwriters. All ages. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; $95 per car; 373-4897 or dyer. vanderbilt.edu.

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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop

Ages 5 - 12 can build a fire rescue plane from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For a location near you, visit the homedepot.com.

FREE Hug a Tree

Kids can learn how to survive in the woods should they become lost. Ages 5 - 12. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

FREE Main Street Festival

Kids can have fun with inflatables and games during the Country Ham Festival, Oct. 5 - 6. Cash Kings

A Johnny Cash tribute band plays the songs of the Man in Black. All ages. Center for the Arts, 110 West College St., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $12 in advance/$15 at the door; 904-2787 or boroarts.org.

FREE Celebrate Nashville

Explore the traditions of more than 40 cultures through live music and dancing on several stages, crafts, food and an interactive children’s area featuring storytelling, puppet shows, hands-on art projects, games and more. All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; celebratenashville.org.

Country Ham Festival

Ham it up during this annual event featuring food, live music, arts and crafts, hog-calling competitions, a huge children’s area with inflatables, fireworks and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. All ages. Tennessee Children’s Home, 804 Branann Hughes Cir., Spring Hill; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $3; 931-4863300 or countryhamfest.com.

Deer Run Rider’s Rally

This motorcycle ride raises funds for camper scholarships, and starts with breakfast prior to the 100-mile ride on Tennessee back roads. The ride ends at Deer Run Camps & Retreats in Thompson’s Station where the day finishes with lunch, live music, a silent auction and prize drawings. The People’s Church,

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828 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $25 - $50 riders, $10 - $35 passengers; 566-0026 or deerrunretreat. org/upcomingevents.

Disney on Ice

Kids can see all the Disney princesses and their heroes hit the ice. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.; $19 - $57; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena. com.

Fall Fest at The Hermitage

Celebrate Tennessee’s heritage with local music, artists and crafters, food, children’s activities and more. All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 11 and younger; 889-2941 or fallfestatthehermitage.com.

FREE Family Day

Enjoy food, games, train rides, hay rides, horse demonstrations, inflatables, a petting zoo, music and more. All ages. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 550-6947 or franklintn. gov.

FREE Family Fall Festival

This community event features inflatables for the kids, arts and crafts, games, prizes, food, train rides and more. All ages. Central Pike Church of Christ, 4240 Central Pike, Nashville;

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 883-2696 or centralpikecofc.org.

Garden Tales Storytime

Explore the wide world of literature through songs, dance and interactive reading of nature-themed books. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Have fun with a day of live music, food, a children’s activity area, craft booths and more. All ages. Downtown Gallatin on South Main Street; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 452-5692.

Music City Southern Hot Wing Festival

More than 2,000 pounds of wings await along with live musical entertainment, children’s activities and a silent auction. All ages. Walk of Fame Park, Demonbreun Street and Fifth Avenue South, Nashville; 11 a.m.; $10 adults in advance/$12.50

at the gate, free ages 12 and younger; musiccitywingfest.com.

FREE Oktoberfest

Enjoy live music, a dunk tank, inflatables, pony rides, a video game truck and more. All ages. Our Savior Lutheran Church & Academy, 5110 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 4 p.m.; 833-1500 or oslanashville.org.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

Harvest Family Concert

The Happy Racers present a 45-minute show of live music. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Healthy Me, Healthy You

Learn how to get fit and get healthy with Murfreesboro City Schools, Rutherford County Schools, Rutherford County Health Department and Discovery Center. Enjoy healthy snacks, jump in the bounce house and participate in fitness demonstrations. Door prizes will be given away. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

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Building Boys into Better Men Montgomery Bell Academy is a school where boys are taught the value of leadership and character; are equipped with the fundamental tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond; develop an appreciation for the effort required to achieve excellence; and form friendships that last a lifetime. Facts & Figures: • 21 National Merit Semifinalists, 24 AP National Scholars in 2013 • 100 boys per year participate in school-funded international exchanges and programs on six continents • 15 varsity sports competing at the highest level • 2013 Science Olympiad & Math Counts State Champions • Nationally-recognized Art, Music, and Theater programs • 7 to 1 student-teacher ratio, Average Class Size: 14 • 23% of students receive need-based financial aid • 100% of graduates are college-bound • 24 Advanced Placement Courses offered

Admission Preview Day Sunday, October 27 @ 2 p.m.

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Private School Open Houses

Catholic education for grades pre-K - 8 where children grow and learn through prayer, study, community and service.

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NOVEMBER 4 9:15 am

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p.m.; 297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com.

Titans Football

Cheer for the Tennessee Titans when they challenge the Kansas City Chiefs. All ages. LP Field, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $36 - $295; 565-4200 or titansonline.com.

Mon 7 Don Williams

The “Gentle Giant” of country music performs hits from his career. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $99; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of The Very Busy Spider. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Snack Attack Families can enjoy the Al Menah Shrine Circus, Oct. 10 - 13, at Municipal Auditorium. Sunrise Saturday Bounce

All ages can spend the morning bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Train Robbery Excursion Train

Ride the rails to Watertown with the Mackle and Wilson gangs on the loose for a mock robbery aboard the train. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $21 $75; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

FREE UMC Fall Fair

This family event features live music, a yard sale, bake sale, crafts store, coffee shop, a book store, inflatables and pony rides. All ages. Antioch United Methodist Church, 41 Tusculum Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 832-6248 or antiochumc. net.

FREE Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Families can raise pledges and participate in a 5K fun run or walk to benefit the local chapter

of Autism Speaks. All ages. Bicentennial Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 7 a.m.; walknowforautismspeaks.org.

Sun 6 Country Ham Festival

Ham it up during this annual event featuring food, live music, arts and crafts, hog-calling competitions, a huge children’s area with inflatables, fireworks and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. All ages. Tennessee Children’s Home, 804 Branann Hughes Cir., Spring Hill; 12 - 6 p.m.; $3; 931-486-3300 or countryhamfest.com.

Disney on Ice

Kids can see all the Disney princesses and their heroes hit the ice. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 1 and 5 p.m.; $19 - $57; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena. com.

Don Williams

The “Gentle Giant” of country music performs hits from his career. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony

Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $99; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Fall Fest at The Hermitage

Celebrate Tennessee’s heritage with local music, artists and crafters, food, children’s activities and more. All ages. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 adults, free ages 11 and younger; 889-2941 or fallfestatthehermitage.com.

FREE Sam’s Birthday

Enjoy complimentary admission all day in honor of Sam Davis’ birthday. All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 4592341 or samdavishome.org.

FREE School of Nashville Ballet Free Trial Day

Girls and boys ages 2 - 6 can sample a variety of Children’s Program classes like Mommy & Me, Joy of Dance and Creative Movement. Enjoy crafts and snacks as well while learning about the school at the Brentwood campus. School of Nashville Ballet, 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood; 2 - 4

Make pretzel spiders in the kitchen. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tue 8 FREE La Leche League of Portland

New and expectant moms interested in breastfeeding can get information and support. La Leche League, 301 Portland Blvd., Portland; 10 a.m.; 323-7158 or facebook.com/ lllofportland.

FREE La Leche League of Rutherford County

New and expectant moms can get support and answers about breastfeeding. Crossway Baptist Church, 4194 Shelbyville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m.; 931308-9817 or sewanneepossum@gmail.com.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of The Very Busy Spider. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

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Root for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Minnesota Wild. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 - $400; 7707825 or predators.nhl.com.

Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tuesdays for Tots: Pumpkin Patch

Preschoolers and parents can get inspiration in the pumpkin patch then visit the studio to paint and glue a pumpkin craft. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 children); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Turtle Search

Ages 8 and older can participate in box turtle research and collect data on these reptiles. Nickajack Wetlands, Murfreesboro (call for directions); 3:30 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Wed 9 America’s Got Talent Live

This stage show features many performers and fan favorites including the TV show’s brand new Million Dollar Winner. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $99; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Animal Antics

Meet the center’s resident bearded dragon. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Bird Club

Search for fall migrants and resident birds of Tennessee. All ages. General Bragg Trailhead, 1540 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of The Very Busy Spider. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Thu 10 Al Menah Shrine Circus

Human and animal performers join forces to bring three-ring circus fun to local families. A pre-party takes place one hour before show time where kids can ride an elephant or pony and get their faces painted. All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $18 - $28; 226-7766 or nashvillecircus.com.

Casablanca with the Nashville Symphony

Experience an American movie classic in a whole new way when the Nashville Symphony performs the score live with the film screening. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $61; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Crafternoon

Make a pasta skeleton. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Nature Nuts

Explore the world of arachnids. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 - $400; 770-7825 or predators.nhl. com.

Science Explorers

Participate in preschool-friendly science experiments and activities. Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

For October events requiring advance registration, visit nashvilleparent.com.

Fri 11 FREE 34th Annual Oktoberfest

Families can enjoy authentic German food, polka dancing, street performers, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts, exhibits and more. All ages. Historic Germantown, Seventh Avenue North, Nashville; 5 - 9 p.m.; nashvilleoktoberfest.com.

Al Menah Shrine Circus

Human and animal performers join forces to bring three-ring circus fun to local families. A pre-party takes place one hour before show time where kids can ride an elephant or pony and get their faces painted. All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $18 - $28; 2267766 or nashvillecircus.com.

Cosmic Bounce Night

All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glowin-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Creativity Moves Nashville Performance Playing By Air presents an evening of juggling and other feats. All ages. Vanderbilt University Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. S., Nashville; 8 - 9:15 p.m.; $20; 888-400-0226 or creativitymovesnashville.com.

Franklin Wine Festival

Adults can enjoy live entertainment while sampling from more than 300 wines and food from local restaurants. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 7 - 10 p.m.; $89; franklinwinefestival.kintera.org.

FREE Hendersonville Cruise-In

View more than 400 antique cars and hot rods and participate in children’s games and contests. All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake Shopping Center, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Light the Night Walk

Garner pledges and participate in a two-mile walk benefiting the Tennessee chapter of the

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Children can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities during the 34th Annual Oktoberfest, Oct. 11 - 12, in Historic Germantown. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All ages. LP Field, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 7 p.m.; lightthenight. org/tn.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Explore the world of percussion while making yarn mallets. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Southern Festival of Books

Celebrate the written word during this event that allows readers and writers to interact. Children’s and young adult authors are on tap as well as costumed characters. All ages. War Memorial Plaza, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 12 - 6 p.m.; 770-0006 or humanitiestennessee.org.

Sat 12 FREE 34th Annual Oktoberfest

Families can enjoy authentic

German food, polka dancing, street performers, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts, exhibits and more. All ages. Historic Germantown, Seventh Avenue North, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; nashvilleoktoberfest.com.

Al Menah Shrine Circus

Human and animal performers join forces to bring three-ring circus fun to local families. A pre-party takes place one hour before show time where kids can ride an elephant or pony and get their faces painted. All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 11 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m.; $18 - $28; 226-7766 or nashvillecircus.com.

FREE Animal Encounters

Meet a resident animal and learn about its characteristics. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Garden Tales Storytime

Explore the wide world of literature through songs, dance and interactive reading of nature-themed books. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Hansel and Gretel

The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck presents this children’s fairy tale with marionettes. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Hug a Tree

Kids can learn how to survive in the woods should they become lost. Ages 5 - 12. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; 217-3017.

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Private School Open Houses

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By eighth grade our students will have:

Take hold of your child’s future. Join us for Open House open to Elementary, Middle and High School students. Sunday, November 10, 2pm • Thursday, December 12, 9am Sunday, January 26, 2pm • Thursday, March 20, 9am

Written and illustrated more than thirty text books • Splashed in the rain, slid in the snow or basked in the sun–daily • Delved with wonder into botany, physics and chemistry • Explored ancient lands, distant galaxies and the depths of Earth • Tended a garden, built a shelter and slept under the stars • Played an instrument for eight years • Encountered saints and scoundrels in mythology, history and literature • Read in Spanish, sung in Sanskrit and recited in Hebrew • Discovered beauty in geometry • Competed in a Greek Pentathlon • Built a portfolio of watercolor paintings • Sung madrigals and acted in eight plays • Whittled wood and knitted socks • Marched with Romans and dreamed with inventors. Call to reserve your space for a Windows on Waldorf (WOW) tour! October 2, October 16, and November 6 • Call 354-0270 ext 31

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Local sports mascots and other characters participate in Vanderbilt’s We Care for Kids Day on Sunday, Oct. 13. FREE Inglewood Octoberfest

Families can enjoy breakfast and a festival that includes a craft fair, flea market, silent auction and a chili lunch. All ages. Inglewood Baptist Church, 3901 Gallatin Pike, Nashville; 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 519-2048.

Monterey Super Fall Foliage Excursion Train

View the autumn colors during this 216-mile round trip where you can also enjoy the Monterey Standing Stone Festival during the layover. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 7:30 a.m.; $35 - $155; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

FREE Nashville Heart Walk

Garner pledges and walk to raise money for the American Heart Association. Additional attractions include games, live music and children’s activities. All ages. Vanderbilt University Sports Field, 25th Avenue South and Children’s Way, Nashville; 8 a.m.; 340-4137 or nashvilleheartwalk.org.

FREE Pre-Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Local crafters bring their homemade items to display and sell. All ages. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Predators Hockey

Root for the Nashville Predators when they face off against the New York Islanders. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 $400; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

FREE Progreso Community Center Grand Re-opening

View the Hispanic art gallery, learn about the center’s services and enjoy live music followed by a potluck dinner (bring a dish to share). All ages. Progreso Community Center, 4916 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 5 - 7 p.m.; 365-9002.

FREE Pumpkin Patch Festival

Play on inflatables, enjoy carnival games, participate in crafts and pick a pumpkin to paint. Ages 9 and younger. The Streets of Indian Lake Shopping

Center, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Second Saturday at Fiddler’s Grove

Families can travel back in time and learn how people communicated in the olden days by touring a print shop, telephone museum and radio building, then enjoy live music in the evening. All ages. Fiddler’s Grove, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; 4 - 9 p.m.; 443-2626 or fiddlersgrove.org.

FREE Sixth Annual Touch A Truck

Kids of all ages can climb on, explore and sound all the bells and whistles on 30 different kinds of large scale construction and public service vehicles, then enjoy creative time in the craft tent. Thompson’s Station Church, 2604 Thompson Station Road E., Thompson’s Station; 9 a.m. 1 p.m.; 302-0971.

FREE Southern Festival of Books

Celebrate the written word during this event that allows readers and writers to interact. Children’s and young adult authors are on tap as well as costumed characters. All ages. War Memorial Plaza, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 770-0006 or humanitiestennessee.org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

All ages can spend the morning bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Sun 13 Al Menah Shrine Circus

Human and animal performers join forces to bring three-ring circus fun to local families. A pre-party takes place one hour before show time where kids can ride an elephant or pony and get their faces painted. All ages. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville;

2 and 6:30 p.m.; $18 - $28; 226-7766 or nashvillecircus. com.

Hugh Laurie House star Hugh Laurie performs songs from his blues album. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39 - $79; 6876400 or nashvillesymphony.org. Kid Cudi Enjoy hip-hop music with special guests Big Sean and Logic. Ages 10 and older. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $45; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com. FREE Southern Festival of Books

Celebrate the written word during this event that allows readers and writers to interact. Children’s and young adult authors are on tap as well as costumed characters. All ages. War Memorial Plaza, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; 770-0006 or humanitiestennessee.org.

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FREE We Care for Kids Day

Hosted by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and sponsored by Nashville Parent, this event features live music, games, interactive booths, inflatables, Halloween safety info, a teddy bear clinic and other activities promoting health, safety and being active. All ages. Sports Club Field, 25th Avenue South and Children’s Way, Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m.; childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/ wecareforkidsday.

Mon 14 Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a pumpkin program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Snack Attack

Make “apple smiles” in the kitchen. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tue 15 FREE La Leche League of Williamson County

Expectant mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and the services provided by La Leche League. Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church,1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 6:15 p.m.; 834-3287.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a pumpkin program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Florida Panthers. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 $400; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

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Kids can shuck corn during the Music & Molasses Festival at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Oct. 19 - 20.


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OPEN HOUSE for Parents and Daughters Sunday November 3 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

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S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Nature Nuts

Embark on a fall color hike. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Predators Hockey

Root for the Predators when they challenge the L.A. Kings. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 - $400; 770-7825 or predators.nhl.com.

Science Explorers

Participate in preschool-friendly science experiments and activities. Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Fri 18 32nd Annual Tennessee State Pow Wow

All ages can enjoy this Native American celebration that includes dancing, music, demonstrations and more. All ages. Longhunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage; 9 a.m.; $6 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 232-9179 or naiatn.org.

Chris Botti Olde Worlde Theatre presents Casper at The Belcourt, Oct. 19 - Nov. 9. Find details on page 89. Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

The Beach Boys

Enjoy a “Fun, Fun, Fun” night of music with this iconic American group. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $44 - $119; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Tuesdays for Tots: Harvest Moon

Preschoolers and parents can drop by the studio to play with shadows, shapes and sunsets, then make a pop-up

paper art project. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 children); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Wed 16 Animal Antics

Meet the center’s resident amphibians. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a pumpkin

program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

The Eagles

“Take it Easy” with an evening of classic rock. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $49.50 - $179.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Thu 17 Crafternoon

All ages can have fun making paper bag puppets. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502

This jazz instrumentalist brings his signature blend of improvisation and classic tunes from the Great American Songbook. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44 - $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

younger, $5 pickers with an approved bluegrass instrument.; 370-8053 or friendsofwarnerparks.com.

FREE Hendersonville Cruise-In

View more than 400 antique cars and hot rods and participate in children’s games and contests. All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake Shopping Center, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

Luke Bryan

Enjoy an evening of country music with special guests Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $28.90 - $54.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena. com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Have fun making tin can telephones. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

Families can bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for an evening of live music and dancing. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 South Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9:30 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

This event celebrates pop culture, comics, graphic novels, toys, science-fiction, gaming, and celebrity Q&As and photo/ autograph sessions. All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 3 - 8 p.m.; $35 (autograph/photo sessions are extra); wizardworld.com/ home-nashville.html.

Cosmic Bounce Night

All ages can bounce on inflatables with glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/cities/nashville. tn.

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

All ages can enjoy an evening of bluegrass music under the light of the full moon. Warner Parks Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 ages 7 - 15, free ages 6 and

Sat 19 32nd Annual Tennessee State Pow Wow

All ages can enjoy this Native American celebration that includes dancing, music, demonstrations and more. All ages. Longhunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage; 9 a.m.; $6 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 232-9179 or naiatn.org. (please turn the page)

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Kids can enjoy bungee power jumping during the PCA Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19. FREE Animal Encounters

Meet a resident animal and learn about its characteristics. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Cookeville Super Fall Foliage Excursion Train

Garden Tales Storytime

Explore the wide world of literature through songs, dance and interactive reading of nature-themed books. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Travel by rail through the Caney Fork River Valley viewing fall colors, and enjoy shopping in Cookeville during the layover. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 7:30 a.m.; $33 $135; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

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Extreme Pumpkin Carving

FREE Murfreesboro Walk to Cure Diabetes

Watch as expert carver and sculptor Lundy Cupp transforms ordinary pumpkins into detailed works of art. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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Enjoy a night of country music with special guests Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $28.90 - $54.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Garner donations and participate in a one-mile family fun walk or a three-mile run and then enjoy other activities and educational opportunities. Proceeds benefit the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. All ages. St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Campus,1700 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 8:30 - 11 a.m.; 332-2575 or jdrf.org/ murfreesboro.

Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival

Families can participate in a wide range of activities like molasses making and tasting, music shows, dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s activities, demonstrations, a petting zoo, pony rides, farm activities and more. An exhibit never before seen in the United States of more than 3,000 butterflies and moths — some dating back to the 1800s and as big as plates — will be on display. All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $5; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org.

FREE PCA Fall Festival

Indoor and outdoor activities for kids include the spiderweb mountain, bungee power jumping, a petting zoo, mechanical bull, inflatables, a toddler play area and more. Visit the Country

Store to shop and enjoy live music. After the festival, at 4 p.m. there will be a homecoming featuring live music by country songwriter Andy Griggs and a presentation of the senior class. All ages. Providence Christian Academy, 410 Dejarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; admission is free for adults and ages 2 and younger; armbands for ages 3 and older are $20 each or a max of $50 per family; admission to the homecoming concert is $5 (kids with armbands get in free); 904-0902 or providencechristian.com.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Ranch Rodeo

Families can bring lawn chairs to enjoy watching cowboys, cowgirls and youth participating

in rodeo activities. The public can participate in activities like sack races, wheelbarrow races, horseback riding, apple bobbing, mechanical bull rides, stick pony barrel races and more. Tap Root Farm, 4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin; 2 p.m.; $5 ages 4 and older; 594-3210 or taprootfarm.com.

FREE Station Camp Elementary Fall Carnival

Bounce on inflatables, participate in live and silent auctions, play games, hear live music and more. All ages. Station Camp Elementary School, 1020 Bison Trail, Gallatin; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 230-0387 or sce.sumnerschools.org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

All ages can spend the morning bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/cities/nashville. tn. (please turn the page)


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The Covenant School Academic Excellence in Christian Education

Preview Days

Parents of rising Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten students are invited to meet the Head of School, speak with the teachers and tour the campus.

Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. October 17 | November 14 | December 12 | January 9 RSVP to Director of Admission, Diana Apple at 467-2313 or dapple@thecovenantschool.com Learn more!

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Tue 22 Nine Inch Nails

Take in an evening of hard rock. Ages 12 and older. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $39.65 - $99; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena. com.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of The Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tuesdays for Tots: Silly Skulls

Kids can enjoy face painting and seasonal activities during the Great Pumpkin Festival at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring on Thursday, Oct. 24. Theresa Caputo

The star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will give interactive readings to audience members. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 3 p.m.; $53.75 - $93.75; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

This event celebrates pop culture, comics, graphic novels, toys, science-fiction, gaming, and celebrity Q&As and photo/ autograph sessions. All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $45 (autograph/photo sessions are extra); wizardworld. com/home-nashville.html.

Sun 20 32nd Annual Tennessee State Pow Wow

All ages can enjoy this Native American celebration that includes dancing, music, demonstrations and more. All ages. Longhunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage; 9 a.m.; $6 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 232-9179 or naiatn.org.

FREE FPC Concert

Enjoy live music featuring Sarah Wofford, soprano, and Cody Muller, bass, singing opera favorites. All ages. First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 12 p.m.; 298-9517 or fpcnashville.org.

Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival

Participate in activities like molasses making and tasting, music shows, dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s activi-

ties, demonstrations, a petting zoo, pony rides, farm activities and more. An exhibit never before seen in the United States of more than 3,000 butterflies and moths — some dating back to the 1800s and as big as plates — will be on display. All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $5; 8375197 or tnagmuseum.org.

Titans Football

Cheer for the Tennessee Titans when they take on the San Francisco 49ers. All ages. LP Field, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 3:05 p.m.; $36 - $295; 565-4200 or titansonline.com.

Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

This event celebrates pop culture, comics, graphic novels, toys, science-fiction, gaming, and celebrity Q&As and photo/autograph sessions. All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; $35 (autograph/photo sessions are

extra); wizardworld.com/homenashville.html.

Preschoolers and parents can create a skull mask in honor of All Saints Day. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 children); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Wed 23 Animal Antics

Mon 21 Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of The Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300.

Patty Griffin

Enjoy an evening of Americana music with special guest Scott Miller. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $32.50 - $45.50; 889-3060 or ryman. com.

Snack Attack

All ages can make “Frankencups” in the kitchen. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300.

Meet the center’s resident rabbit. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

Michael Bublé

Enjoy an evening of standards by a contemporary crooner. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $59 - $104; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of The Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

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Thu 24 Great Pumpkin Festival: Minion Mania!

All ages can have fun at this Halloween-themed event that includes experiments with MTSU chemistry students, games, face painting and more. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 - 7 p.m.; $3; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they take on the Winnipeg Jets. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 - $400; 770-7825 or predators.nhl. com.

Science Explorers

Participate in preschool-friendly science experiments and activities. Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521

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Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Fri 25 Aegis Sciences Classical Series: Dueling Pianos

Sibling pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton join the symphony for an evening of classical music by Beethoven and Poulenc. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $27 $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Cosmic Bounce Night

All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glowin-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

FREE Family Harvest Days

Enjoy complimentary hot dogs, inflatables, wagon rides, carnival games and a magic show. All ages. Rutherford County Baptist Church, 5742 Seminary Road, Smyrna; 4 - 7:30 p.m.; 355-9710 or rcbaptistchurch. org.

Halloween Party

Ages 12 and younger can don costumes and enjoy Halloween activities, food and more. Parents can enter a costume contest for a chance to win a free party for their child. Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center, 143 New Schackle Island Road, Hendersonville; 8 - 10:30 p.m.; $6 ages 1 - 3, $8 ages 4 and older; 265-8020 or hoppityhopinflatableplaycenter.com.

FREE Hendersonville Cruise-In

View more than 400 antique cars and hot rods and participate in children’s games and

contests. All ages. The Streets of Indian Lake Shopping Center, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

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Enjoy an evening of pop music. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30.50 - $66; 7702000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Explore percussion with the Blackman High School drum line. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Spooky Splash

Hit the pool for open swim time, feast on pizza and pudding (with a surprise inside) and have fun tie-dying a T-shirt (bring your own white shirt). Ages 7 - 13. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 - 10 p.m.; $5 in advance, $7 day of event; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

along with hands-on family art activities. All ages. University School of Nashville, 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 277-7460 or artclectic.org.

Canopy Climb Experience

Get a tree’s eye view with the help of a certified international tree climbing specialist. The 20-minute activity includes gear fitting, tutorial, ascent, exploration and descent. Ages 7 and older. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Cookeville Super Fall Foliage Excursion Train

Travel by rail through the Caney Fork River Valley viewing fall colors, and enjoy shopping in Cookeville during the layover. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 7:30 a.m.; $33 $135; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

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This fall arts and crafts festival features more than 70 vendors, door prizes and more. All ages. James E. Ward Ag Center, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 445-0426 or facebook.com/fallidaybazaar.

Activities include bluegrass music, clogging, pottery demonstrations, broom making, crafters, hayrides, food vendors, blacksmith demonstrations, an antique auto show, art displays and more. All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

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Sibling pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music by Beethoven and Poulenc. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $27 - $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Enjoy complimentary hot dogs, inflatables, wagon rides, carnival games and a magic show. All ages. Rutherford County Baptist Church, 5742 Seminary Road, Smyrna; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 355-9710 or rcbaptistchurch.org.

Explore the wide world of literature through songs, dance and interactive reading of nature-themed books. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

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Your family pooch can participate in a costume contest during Howl-O-Ween at Moss-Wright Park on Saturday, Oct. 26. Get Fit 5K Family Fun Run

Take in the autumn air and enjoy a morning of fitness fun with your kids. All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 8 p.m.; $20 until Friday, Oct. 11, $25 thereafter; 851-2231 or active.com.

Hank Thompson Trek and Treat

Help raise money and awareness for lung cancer research via a 10K run, 5K run, goblin gallop 100-yard dash (ages 8 and younger) or a one-mile fun run. A Halloween family festival follows with a kids’ costume parade, trick-or-treating, a children’s activities area and more. All ages. Hank Thompson Plaza at the Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 7:45 a.m.; $35 10K, $30 5K, $12 one-mile run, $5 goblin gallop; hankthompsontrekandtreat.org.

FREE Harvest Festival

Families can enjoy games, prizes, candy, inflatables, entertainment and more. All ages. Family Worship Center, 3045 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 1 - 4 p.m.; familywc.com.

FREE Howl-O-Ween

This costume party for pooches includes a contest, socialization, treats and more. All ages. Fenway’s Dog Park at Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 8512231 or goodlettsvilleparks. com.

Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the St. Louis Blues. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 - $400; 770-7825 or predators.nhl. com.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

All ages can spend the morning bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Mon 28 Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Snack Attack

Create “monster paws” in the kitchen. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300.

Tue 29 Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tuesdays for Tots: Goblins in the Garden

Preschoolers and parents can wear costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the gardens then enjoy entertainment and crafts. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults,

$5 children); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Wed 30 Animal Antics

Meet the center’s resident land turtles. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

BOO Bounce

Dress in your favorite costume, have fun bouncing and receive a treat. All ages. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/nashville.

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Fall Celebration and Hayride

FREE Pumpkin Festival

Spend the holiday afternoon with stories, games, hayrides and candy. All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 5 p.m.; $2; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Kids of all ages can enjoy a safe night of trick-or-treating during this event that includes hayrides, games and more. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 5 - 7:30 p.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

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All ages can learn about kinematics. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Preschool Pumpkin Patch

Participate in preschool-friendly science experiments and activities. Ages 3 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

This non-scary event encourages little ones to don costumes for an evening of games, activities, a cakewalk, costume contest and treats. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 5 7 p.m.; $3; 8937439 or murfreesborotn. gov/ parks.

Send us Your Events! Kids can collect treats at Cheekwood on Tuesday, Oct. 29. FREE Halloween Movie Night

Organist Peter Krasinski provides the musical backdrop to the 1923 silent film, Hunchback of Notre Dame. Ages 8 and older. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $22 - $38; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Life Church Fall Carnival

Families can play carnival games, bounce on inflatables, visit the face-painting booth and be entertained by a balloon artist. All ages. Life Church, 3688 Hwy. 109, Lebanon; 7 p.m.; 469-5190 or facebook.com/ lifechurchfamily.

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Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

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оgog activiti cheatham county Adventureworks The Eco-

Zip Line Adventure allows participants to glide through the forest on nine zip lines. Guides point out native trees, plants and wildlife during the hour-and-a-half tour at 1300 Narrows Road, Kingston Springs; $54 adults, $42 ages 17 and younger (family discounts available); to make reservations, call 297-2250 or visit adventureworks.com.

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Ongoing art and recreation take place at 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 862-8435.

BounceU Bounce on

inflatables at 2990 Sidco Drive; 255-1422; bounceu. com. Open play times are Tue - Fri 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 3 - 6 p.m., Sat 8:30 - 10 a.m. Cost is $6.95 ($5.95 siblings); cosmic glow-in-the-dark bounces are Mon 3 - 6 p.m. and Fri 6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 ($7 siblings).

Centennial Sportsplex

Fitness, ice skating, swimming and more at 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; times and prices vary; 862-8480 or nashville. org/sportsplex.

FREE Fairytales Storytime

Stories and crafts every Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fairytales Bookstore and More, 114-B S. 11th St., Nashville; 915-1960 or fairytalesbookstore.com.

Gymboree Play & Music

A variety of classes for ages birth - 5 years include playtime, music, art, fitness and more at 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 180, Nashville; 221-9004 or gymboreeclasses.com.

Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.gov/

parks/classes for a complete listing of visual art, music, theater and dance opportunities.

Monkey Joe’s This inflatable

play center is located at 1580 Gallatin Pike N., Madison; Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $9 Mon Thu, $10 Fri - Sun (ages 2 and younger are $5.50); 915-0561 or monkeyjoes.com.

The Music Class This early

childhood music program for ages 6 and younger is located at 5511 Edmondson Pike, Ste., 10, Nashville; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

FREE Pottery Barn Kids

Preschoolers can participate in Book Club every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 385-2567 or potterybarnkids.com.

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area Nature programs at

1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. See complete schedule at radnorlake.org or call 373-3467.

rutherford county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 895-8580 or bn.com.

FREE Books-A-Million

Preschool storytime for ages 2 - 7 is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 995-7112.

BounceU Bounce on

inflatables at 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro; 893-8386 or bounceu.com. Call for open bounce and preschool play date times.

Jumper’s Playhouse Inflatable

fun at 6600 New Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; 220-7575 or jumpersplayhouse.com. Call for open bounce and toddler storytime information.

every Tue and Thu; 10:45 11:15 a.m.; $3 • Classic Cafe: All ages can enjoy a classic movie or musical performance by local musicians every Wednesday; 8:30 a.m.; $4 adults, $3 youth • Terrific Twos: Ages 24 - 36 months with a parent can enjoy songs, finger plays, art projects and more every Wednesday; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $3

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Blvd., Murfreesboro; 8955040. Ongoing programs: • Toddler Time with Thomas: Ages 5 and younger can participate in activities that develop cognitive skills every Friday; 10 a.m.; $3 • Water Polo: Ages 13 and older can play every Tuesday; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth • Youth Volleyball: Ages 8 15 can learn volleyball skills every Thursday; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3

FREE Stones River National Battlefield Ranger-led bicycle

tours take place every Saturday at 11 a.m. at 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

FREE Strollercoasters Moms

with children birth - 5 years can walk the greenway for an hour with their child and stroller, then “stay and play” in the park with the kids. Meet at Old Fort Park’s Kids Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro, every Thursday through Oct. 24; 8932141 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

Lucky Ladd Farms Enjoy more than 70 activities at Middle Tennessee’s largest petting farm located at 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; Wed - Thu 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 ages 2 and older; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms. com.

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Murfreesboro; 893-7439. Ongoing programs: • A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 ... Let’s Go: Ages 2 - 5 can learn letters and numbers every Tue and Thu; 10 - 10:45 a.m.; $3 • Busy Bees: Ages 3 - 5 can learn to follow directions, improve coordination and practice good sportsmanship

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 300 Indian Lakes Blvd., Hendersonville; 264-0183 or bn.com.

for ages 5 and younger features social activities and gym play every Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m. at 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 851-2255 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini

golf, batting cages, game room and more at 130 Cherokee

Road N., Hendersonville; Mon Fri 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.; 822-0232 or funandenergy.com.

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center Kids can bounce on

inflatable structures at 143 New Shackle Island Road, Ste. 6-9, Hendersonville; Tue - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 1 - 7 p.m.; call or check website for open play times; $5 ages 1 - 3, $8 ages 4 and older; 265-8020 or hoppityhopinflatableplaycenter. com.

Laser Adventure Laser tag, aeroball and a rock-climbing wall at 511 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; Mon - Thu by reservation only, Fri 3:30 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 12 - 9 p.m.; prices vary; 859-7753 or laseradventure. net. My Gym Pay-to-play, open

gym and Saturday morning classes take place at 206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville; call 824-8002 or visit my-gym. com/hendersonville.

williamson county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 3779979 or bn.com.

FREE Books-A-Million

Preschool storytime is every Tue and Sat at 10:30 a.m. at 1040 Crossings Blvd., Spring Hill; 931-486-0113.

FREE Family Trivia Night

Families can compete in trivia games for a chance to win a $25 gift card every Friday at 6 p.m. at Goofballs Family Fun, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 360, Franklin; 861-3668 or letsgetgoofy.com.

Franklin on Foot Kids

can participate in the “I Spy Downtown Franklin” scavenger hunt every Tue and Fri at 9 a.m. on Franklin’s Public Square; $9; 400-3808 or franklinonfoot. com.

Franklin; $8 per child (adults are free); for times, call 3704386, opt. 2.

FREE Lifeway Christian Store Ages 2 - 8 can enjoy

stories and songs every Friday at 10 a.m. at 1725 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 771-9050.

Monkey Joe’s This inflatable

play center is located at 1648 Westgate Circle, Brentwood; Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $9 Mon Thu, $10 Fri - Sun (ages 2 and younger are $6); 377-5900 of monkeyjoes.com.

Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at 91 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood; open play times are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 8; 9427911 or themonkeystreehouse. com. My Gym Brentwood For pay-to-play, open gym and Saturday morning class times and fees at 330 Franklin Road, call 371-5437 or visit my-gym. com/brentwood. Pump It Up Play Time Popin playtime Tue, Wed and Fri from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for preschoolers, Tue 6 - 7:30 p.m. and Thu 1 - 3 p.m. for ages 2 - 12. Pump It Up, 7104 Crossroads Blvd., Ste. 128, Brentwood; $7 per child; 3737867. Shipwrecked Playhouse

An indoor play area for ages 1 - 9, featuring a 30-foot wooden pirate ship at 99 Seaboard Lane, Cool Springs. Open play hours are Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Admission is $7. Call 866-9358 or visit shipwreckedplayhouse.com.

FREE Taekwondo for Preschoolers Ages 3 - 5

can learn self-defense, selfdiscipline and safety during an introductory lesson the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday every month at 11 a.m. Robinson Taekwondo at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 8, Ste. 809, Franklin; 791-6655.

Glow Galaxy Weekly open

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Lend Me a Tenor (Oct. 11 -

26; Ages 10 and older) Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet; Thu Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 ages 11 and younger; 598-8950 or encoretheatre-company.org.

Little Women (Oct. 10 26; Ages 8 and older) The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $22 - $27 adults, $13 $18 children; 883-8375 or thelarrykeetontheatre.org. photo credit: Holly Hines

Mornings at Seven (continues through Saturday, Oct. 5; Ages 10 and older) The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 students; 5632787 or artscenterofcc.com.

Maddie Maradik as “Annie” and Doodle Phillips as “Sandy” in the Bravo Creative Arts Center’s production of Annie, Oct. 25 - 27. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (continues through

Sunday, Oct. 6; Ages 9 and older) Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Ste. 204, Hendersonville; Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students; 826-6037 or hpactn.com.

Aida (Oct. 18 - Nov. 3; Ages

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The Beverly Hillbillies (Oct.

4 - 20; All ages) Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory; Fri Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $10 students; 8470934 or lakewoodtheatre.com.

Casper (Oct. 19 & 26 and

10 and older) Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $11 - $15; 904-2787 or boroarts.org.

Nov. 2 & 9; All ages) Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $8; 300-0374 or oldeworldetheatre.com.

Annie (Oct. 25 - 27; All ages)

The Dining Room (Oct. 11 - 26; Ages 12 and older) Pull-Tight Theatre, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 students; 791-5007 or pull-tight.com.

Bravo Creative Arts Center at The Father Ryan Center for the Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10; 599-5314 or bravocreativeartscenter.com.

Bent (Oct. 11 - 20; Ages 14

and older) Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $7

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(Oct. 18 - 20; All ages) The Sunshine Players at The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $7.50

adults, $6 ages 4 - 17; 8677244 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

The Importance of Being Earnest (Oct. 12 - 26; Ages

14 and older) Tennessee Repertory Theatre at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; $45; 7824040 or tennesseerep.org.

Into the Woods (Oct. 17 -

Nov. 3; Ages 10 and older) Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $47.50 - $67.50; 538-2076 or studiotenn.com.

Jersey Boys (Oct. 29 - Nov.

3; Ages 10 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m.; $15 - $65; 782-4040 or tpac. org.

Nunsense 2: The Second Coming (Oct. 18 - Nov. 9;

Ages 12 and older) Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 221-1174 or townecentretheatre.com.

The Pearl Fishers (Oct. 10 and 12; Ages 12 and older) Nashville Opera at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m.; $21.50 - $92.50; 782-4040 or nashvilleopera. org. Peter Pan (Oct. 18 - 20; All

ages) Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $22.25 - $82; 7824040 or nashvilleballet.com.

Potted Potter (Oct. 9 - 11; Ages 8 and older) Starvox Entertainment/Potted Productions at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30 - $40; 782-4040 or tpac.org. The Producers (Oct. 18 - Nov.

Road, Bldg. 6, Franklin; Tue 8 p.m., Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $27 adults, $21 ages 12 and younger (Tuesdays are $13.50, Thursdays are $17, Sundays are $2 off) 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (continues through Saturday, Oct. 5; Ages 4 and older) Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; Fri Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 4:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students, $8 ages 4 - 12; 852-8499 or springhousetheatre.com.

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

(Oct. 24 - Dec. 1; All ages) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m., remaining shows are Sat - Sun 2 p.m.; $20 adults, $14 ages 2 - 17 (opening night tickets are $14 adults, $7 children); 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

Seniors of the Sahara (Oct. 10 - Nov. 17; Ages 12 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 - 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Sun 12 - 1:30 p.m. lunch, 2 p.m. show; $60 adults, $40 ages 13 - 18, $30 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com.

Sordid Lives (Oct. 4 - 12; Ages 14 and older) Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville; Thu Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15; 726-2281 or act1online. com. Southern Fried Nuptials

(continues through Sunday, Oct. 6; Ages 12 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 - 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Sun 12 - 1:30 p.m. lunch, 2 p.m. show; $60 adults, $40 ages 13 - 18, $30 ages 12 and younger; 6469977 or dinnertheatre.com.

A Wrinkle in Time (continues through Sunday, Oct. 6; Ages 8 and older) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Sat Sun 2 p.m.; $20 adults, $14 ages 2 - 17; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

16; Ages 14 and older) Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin

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TPAC president/CEO Kathleen O’Brien unveils The Lion King lioness mask given to the center.

Disney Honors TPAC Next time you take your kiddos to TPAC, be sure to check out the new piece of art permanently on display in Jackson Hall, courtesy of Disney Theatrical Group (DTG). TPAC received a handcrafted lioness mask from Disney’s The Lion King. The honor is in conjunction with the show’s initial record-breaking run at TPAC in 2006 and it’s recent four-week, sold-out run this year. Additionally, DTG’s partnership with TPAC on the Disney Musicals in Schools initiative enabled 10 underserved Nashville schools the opportunity to produce a Disney Kids musical. Nashville is the only city outside of New York City where the program has taken place. Learn more at tpac.org.

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Here’s a fun way to get your kids interested in the art of photography — view portraits of some of the biggest names in music in Shooting Stars: Celebrity Portraits By Russ Harrington. The exhibit, on display at the Tennessee State Museum, spotlights approximately 62 images from Harrington’s portfolio (he’s a Middle Tennessee native). Among the stars you can see are Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn and more. In addition to the portraits, the exhibit also includes several artifacts ranging from celebrity costumes to cameras and Brian Setzer’s (The Stray Cats) guitar. “I’m excited and look forward to showcasing this extensive body of work spanning the past 25 years,� Harrington says. The museum is located at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Hours are Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call 741-2692 or visit tnmuseum.org.

Symphony Launches New Series There’s a new opportunity to listen to classical music at a reduced rate, thanks to the Nashville Symphony’s new Coffee & Classics Series kicking off on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Free coffee and pastries are available prior to the symphony performing Copland’s “Billy the Kid Suite.� Two more installments take place in 2014 — Friday, Feb. 28 (Haydn & Strauss) and Friday, April 25 (Mozart Masterpieces). Free parking and shuttle service is available in Lot R at LP Field. Individual ticket prices are $28 - $50, and you can save a good clip by purchasing all three shows for $88. The series is a great way for homeschool parents to introduce their kids to classic fare. Get tickets at 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

favorite childhood tale comes to life in a whole new way when Nashville Ballet launches its world premiere of Peter Pann. Featuring original choreography by Nashville Ballet Artistic Director and CEO Paul Vasterling and custom sets and costumes by Cambell Baird, the production features an extended youth cast from the School of Nashville Ballet as fairies, sprites and mermaids. “This is a tale that appeals to children and adults,� says Vasterling. “It is perfect for children because it’s such a fantastic fairytale with magical characters on an epic adventure.� All-things arts and culture in Middle Tennessee are front and center this month Speaking of magic, on-stage flight is planned for during Artober. With the purpose of inspiring the community’s awareness Peter, Wendy and other characters. of and participation in the vast amount of theater, music, dance, fine art and The show takes place at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 other cultural activities that take place in October, the month-long celebration is in Deaderick St., Nashville. Show times are Fri 7:30 conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month as designated by Americans p.m., Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. There are many happenings to are $22.25 - $82. Call 782-4040 or visit enjoy with your children this month; be sure to purchase the $10 VIP discount card at nashvilleballet.com. the website — it gets you several deals across the region, including more affordable

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