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FREE The Baby Fair

@ CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin

Nashville Parent’s premier event for all-things-infant — The Baby Fair — takes place Saturday, April 26 at a new location: CoolSprings Galleria. It’s THE place to be whether you are expecting or already have a bouncing bundle of joy! Sponsored by Enfamil, The Baby Fair features several demonstrations, speakers and exhibit booths including things like safety equipment, baby furniture, accessories and more. Pick up samples and register for prize giveaways, too. This year, Nashville Parent is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to “Fill the Playpen.”  Visitors at The Baby Fair who bring a baby food donation (formula, jar food, cereal and shelf-stable food for toddlers, etc.) will get their name in a drawing to win a brand new RadianRXT convertible to booster car seat (a $372 value).

Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Best Bets This Week →

FREE Kid’s Hour

@ Whole Foods, Franklin

FREE Vintage Baseball

@ Sam Davis Home, Smyrna

FREE Kid’s Hour

@ Whole Foods, Franklin

FREE Deer Run Summer Camp Open House

@ Deer Run Camps & Retreats, Thompson's Station

Arts Entertainment →

Coffee & Classics: Mozart Masterpieces

@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

Aegis Sciences Classical Series: All Mozart!

@ Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

Lyle the Crocodile

@ Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville

FREE Sevier Park Fest

@ Sevier Park, Nashville

Planning Ahead →

FREE Art Open House

@ Gymboree Play & Music, Nashville

FREE Spring Saturdays: Growing in the Garden

@ Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

FREE History Time

@ Beaman Park Nature Center, Ashland City

Under the Stars Family Cookout

@ Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville

Classes & Activites →

Check out the ongoing events happening in Middle Tennessee every day!

The Dailies

Monday, April 21

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy an April showers program. All ages.

$ Categories: Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

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Regal Green Hills 16, Nashville

Running April 17 – 26, take in a variety of films including features, shorts, documentaries, animation and more.

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Films Ages: All ages

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

Make edible birds’ nests. All ages.

$ Categories: Ages: All ages

Tuesday, April 22

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Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy an April showers program. All ages.

$ Categories: Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

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Patterson Park Community Center, Murfreesboro

Learn to take turns, how to lose gracefully and make new friends while playing board games. Ages 2 – 5.

$ Categories: Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

Cheekwood, Nashville

Preschoolers and parents can explore the Howe Wildflower Garden for colorful inspiration before hitting the studio for a related craft. Ages 3 – 5.

$ Categories: Crafts Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

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Patterson Park Community Center, Murfreesboro

Ages 2 – 5 can enjoy songs, crafts, games, stories and more.

RSVP $ Categories: Crafts Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

RiverGate Mall, Goodlettsville

Staff from the Goodlettsville Public Library presents a story reading. All ages.

Categories: Storytimes Ages: All ages

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

Explore with KEVA blocks. All ages.

$ Categories: Science Ages: All ages

Longview Recreation Center, Spring Hill

This intermediate classes teaches the fundamentals of cartoon drawing from body proportion, facial expression, clothing and costumes with characters in the traditional big-eyed style of Japanese cartooning. Ages 8 and older. The class takes place April 8 and 10 or April 22 and 24.

RSVP $$ Categories: Art, Classes Ages: 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years, Teens

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Brentwood Library, Brentwood

Students in Grades K – 2 can explore the world through books, games, activities and crafts.

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years

Wednesday, April 23

Whole Foods, Franklin

Mare Wakefield performs music for ages 10 and younger.

Categories: Music Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 - 24 Months, 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years, 9 - 12 Years

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The Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro

Learn to love the wilderness! Kids ages 1 – 4 with a parent can discover the wonders of nature featuring a different animal every week.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 - 24 Months, 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

All ages can learn about bird migration routes, check out the bird collection and participate in other activities that celebrate feathered friends.

RSVP Categories: Nature Ages: All ages

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The Wilderness Station, Murfreesboro

Ages 4 – 7 with a parent  can listen to a story followed by a hike on the trails.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature Ages: 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro

Meet the gecko. All ages.

$ Categories: Animal Encounters Ages: All ages

Thursday, April 24

Patterson Park Community Center, Murfreesboro

Wear your favorite superhero costume and learn about superhero qualities by creating crafts and testing your abilities. Ages 2 – 5.

$ Categories: Crafts Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

BounceU, Nashville

Ages 3 – 6 can bounce on inflatables while you have time to run errands.

RSVP $$ Categories: Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years, 6 - 8 Years

Gymboree Play & Music, Nashville

Your child can unleash his creative talent by painting, sculpting, collaging and building. 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. for ages 24 – 36 months with a parent; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. for ages 3 – 5 (drop-off class). Socks required.

RSVP Categories: Ages: 13 - 24 Months, 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

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Goodlettsville Public Library, Goodlettsville

Get books, audio books, movies and music titles for $1 each (paperback fiction books are 50 cents). On Saturday at 1 p.m., the bag sale begins. For $4, fill ‘er up with all you can fit in the bag.

Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages