Feb’s Best Bets for Little Kids

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The youngest in your crew will delight in these special February events designed just for them.

February has lots of fun things to do for little kids. From winter nature programs and Valentine happenings to theater shows and musical delights, we’ve narrowed down the best bets for your wee ones this month.

 

BUSY BEES

Every Tuesday & Thursday
Patterson Park Community Center, Murfreesboro
615-893-7439 | murfreesborotn.gov/parks

Children ages 3 – 5 can participate in an array of fun activities that stimulate their coordination while they make new friends.

SNOW WHITE

Saturdays through Feb. 24
The Belcourt, Nashville
615-300-0374 | oldeworldetheatre.com

Olde Worlde Theatre puts its uniquely fun spin on yet another popular fairy tale using a mix of mime, movement, special effects, comedy and lots of audience participation. Appropriate for all ages, those 5 and younger are the main audience.

NASHVILLE OPERA ON TOUR: THE ENCHANTED FOREST

Various dates/locations
615-832-5242 | nashvilleopera.org

Every year, Nashville Opera on Tour brings a production just for youngsters to various locations in the community. This year, a brand-new offering takes place. The Enchanted Forest is a 35-minute production sung in English. The characters set out on an epic adventure to save the forest from a fire-breathing dragon.  The Enchanted Forest teaches kids the basics of operatic storytelling as children get to cast the hero, villain, sidekick and love interest right at the top of the show. The story is set to iconic music by Mozart, Bizet, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Though geared toward elementary and middle school students, The Enchanted Forest is appropriate for all ages. Catch the show at one of these locations this month and next (free unless otherwise noted):

• Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.: Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville (w/ gate fee)
• Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.: Brentwood Library
• Saturday Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.: Noah Liff Opera Center, Nashville (register)
• Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m.: Edmondson Pike Library, Nashville
• Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m.: Casa Azafran, Nashville
• Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.: Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville
• Saturday, March 17 at 10 & 11:30 a.m.: Williamson County Library, Franklin

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: “V” IS FOR VALENTINE

Thursday, Feb. 15
Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna
townofsmyrna.org

Ages 2 – 5 can explore the letter “V” while enjoying Valentine’s fun with crafts, stories, sounds and more. Register in advance.

 

SNOWMAN CENTERPIECES

Friday, Feb. 16
Little Art House, Nashville
615-933-9644 | littlearthousenashville.com

Ages 3 and older can get creative by making tabletop snow people using a variety of craft materials. Register in advance.

 

 

DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY & MINNIE’S DOORWAY TO MAGIC

Sunday, Feb. 18
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
615-770-2000 | bridgestonearena.com

Disney pals take wee ones into whimsical worlds of Disney moments and illusions. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and 25 more beloved characters entertain youngsters. The show also features the stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst floating lanterns. Little kids are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes.

 

Click HERE for library storytimes for babies, tots & preschoolers!

 

SEE ALL THIS MONTH’S EVENTS!

 

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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