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Knee-High Naturalist: Water Works

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

July 6 - July 7, 2015

Why do we need water? What is a tadpole? Wear your water shoes to have some fun in the water. We will also play in the sprinkler to cool off. THis program is for ages 3-5.  Advanced registration required.

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Barenaked Ladies with Violent Femmes and Colin Hay

Presented by Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel at Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, Whites Creek

July 13, 2015

Barenaked Ladies will be heading back out on the road this summer for their 2015 Last Summer on Earth Tour. Joined by special guests...more

Indian Springs Exploration

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 15, 2015

Join us as we explore the beautiful woods surrounding Indian Springs!
Age level: 6-12 years
Registration opens June 30


Insects of the Night

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 17, 2015

Come dressed as your favorite beetle, butterfly or bug and enjoy the many family-friendly activities that celebrate nocturnal insects! We’ll have games, night hikes, crafts, and insect...more

Gardening with Native Plants with Margie Hunter

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Goodlettsville Branch, Goodlettsville

July 18, 2015

Margie Hunter, author of Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee, will discuss methods for using native plants in your gardens. Brought to you by the Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange....more

Music in the Meadow: Joe Freel of the Nashville Jazz Workshop

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

July 18, 2015

Last year's evening of jazz with Annie Sellick was such a huge hit we've decided to bring you more Jazz in the Meadow! This year we are collaborating with the Nashville Jazz...more

Flying Colors

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 18, 2015

How many different colors can you find on butterfly wings?  Join me in the field where we will observe and count the flitting colors of the butterflies.
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Papermaking Workshop

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

July 19, 2015

Learn another way to reduce reuse and recycle by making your own paper! Bring in old mail, newspaper, and old paper scraps to make new decorative sheets of paper to make greeting cards, or to use...more

Garden Cooking

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 22, 2015

The organic garden is full of delicious fresh vegetables. Using this bountiful produce, let’s create a nutritious and tasty treat.
Age Level: 6-12 years
Registration opens July 7


Summer Night Hike

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

July 23, 2015

Can you tell a Katydid call from a Cicada's? The croak of a Bullfrog from that of a Green Frog? Have you ever called owls or listened to birds going to bed? Bring a picninc and enjoy an evening of...more

Family Campfire in the Park

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 24, 2015

Enjoy a summer campfire while listening to and sharing songs and stories.
Age level: All ages
Registration opens July 9


It’s Blazin’ Hot!

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 25, 2015

Come to the Nature Center to learn about ways animals stay cool when it’s blazin’ hot outside.

Age level: All ages
Registration opens July 10
 


Mill Creek Adopt-a-Stream Cleanup

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Mill Creek Greenway, Antioch

July 26, 2015

Team Green Adventures is a proud parent... of Mill Creek! We officially adopted this one-mile section in the fall of 2013, and are doing our part to remove little that has built up over the years...more

Happy Hummingbirds

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

July 29, 2015

Learn about our smallest bird during this program just for school-aged children.
Age level: 6-12 year olds
Registration opens July 14


Full Moon Pickin' Party

Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Percy Warner Park, Nashville

July 31, 2015

Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2015. The July lineup will feature Grasstime, Lillie Syracuse, The...more

Gear Workshop: Intro to Day Hiking

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Cumberland Transit West, Nashville

August 12, 2015

Learn the basics about day hiking gear, including what to pack and how to pack it, at Cumberland Transit's West End store!


Perseids Meteor Shower

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Natchez Trace Parkway, Nashville

August 12, 2015

Perseids Meteor Shower


Homeschool Journeys: Reptiles

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

August 13, 2015

Designed just for homeschool students, this program will provide a grade/age appropriate science-based field experience focusing on observation, identification, and habitats of snakes, turtles,...more

Snake and Salamander Hunt

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

August 15, 2015

Wear your creek-stompin’ shoes to investigate Vaughn Creek. We’ll look for water snakes, zigzag salamanders, and broad-head skinks!
 


Give Freely Day

Presented by Adventureworks, Inc at Adventureworks Kingston Springs Park, Kingston Springs

August 16, 2015

Adventureworks is opening up their entire Kingston Springs Adventure Park, (including ziplines, ropes courses and quantum leap)  for "pay by donation." Everyone is welcome, all activities are...more

Nineteenth Century Music & Pickin' Party

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

August 20, 2015

Enjoy the dog days of summer on the back porch at Belle Meade Mansion. We'll have a pickin' party and jam session with our music historian, Matt Klinedinst, while we learn about...more

Dragons, Damsels and Monarchs

Presented by Warner Parks Nature Center at Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

August 22, 2015

Do you enjoy watching royalty? These royal creatures are residing in Warner Park.  Join me at the Nature Center where we will observe the habits and habitat of royalty.   ...more

Full Moon Pickin' Party

Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Percy Warner Park, Nashville

August 28, 2015

Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2015. The August lineup will feature Johnny Campbell & The...more

Live On The Green 2015

Presented by Lightning 100 at Public Square Park - Nashville, Nashville

August 20 - September 12, 2015

In its seventh year, Nashville’s premiere free music series Live On the Green, which takes place at Public Square Park in downtown...more

Shakespeare in the Park | Henry V

Presented by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Centennial Park Bandshell, Nashville

August 13 - September 13, 2015

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents Henry V, William Shakespeare's most popular history, from Aug. 13 through Sept. 13 at Nashville's Centennial Park...more

Hands On Nashville Day (Team Green Team)

Presented by Team Green Adventures

September 19, 2015

Join the Lightning 100's Team Green HON Day Team and lend a helping hand to Nashville Schools with the 24th Annual Hands On Nashville Day! Rally your friends and family, and be...more

Tennessee State Fair

Presented by Tennessee State Fair

September 11 - September 20, 2015

Tennessee is experiencing a time of growth unlike any other time in the past 100 years. Residents from all over the state flock to Nashville during the ten days of the fair for fun, entertainment,...more

Gear Workshop: Intro to Backpacking

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Cumberland Transit West, Nashville

September 23, 2015

Want to hit the trails for an overnight trip, but aren't sure what you need to get started? We've got some Beginner and Intermediate Backpacking trips coming up this fall, so to help get...more

Full Moon Pickin' Party

Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Percy Warner Park, Nashville

September 25, 2015

Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2015. The September lineup will feature Grace Adele, Someday Soon,...more

Hendersonville Farmers Market

Presented by The Streets of Indian Lake at The Streets Of Indian Lake, Hendersonville

May 23 - September 26, 2015

Hendersonville Farmers Market is an outdoor market held on the plaza at Streets of Indian Lake Mall offering a variety of in-season locally grown produce such as vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs,...more

National Public Lands Day - Shoreline Clean Up Volunteer Workday

Presented by Johnsonville State Historic Park at Johnsonville State Historic Park , New Johnsonville

September 26, 2015

Join us for our National Public Lands Day Shoreline Clean Up Volunteer Workday. The 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville is only a few short weeks away and we want the...more

One Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Presented by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville

September 26, 2015

We're the walk the walk type

Each year, JDRF Walk brings together more than 900,000 people to change the future for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by raising money for research....more

24th Annual AIDS Walk and 5K Run

Presented by Nashville CARES at Public Square Park - Nashville, Nashville

October 3, 2015

The 24th Annual Nashville AIDS Walk and 5K Run, presented by NPS Pharmacy, will take place at Public Square Park, located at 1 Public Square Nashville, TN 37201, rain or shine!...more

Rain Garden Volunteer Day

Presented by Team Green Adventures at The Nations Neighborhood, Nashville

October 17, 2015

Rain Gardens are a natural and beautiful way to reduce and clean storm water. These shallow, depressed gardens collect and filter rain water, and the result is cleaner water, less water entering...more

Walk Like MADD

Presented by Mothers Against Drunk Driving at Centennial Park, Nashville

October 18, 2015

Walk Like MADD is our signature fundraising event to help us raise both awareness and funds to...more

Orionid Meteor Shower

Presented by Team Green Adventures at Natchez Trace Parkway, Nashville

October 21, 2015

The Orionids is an smaller shower producing about 20 meteors per hour at it's peak after midnight. One of the best viewing locations around Nashville for a show like this is along the Natchez...more

Full Moon Pickin' Party Season Pass

Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Percy Warner Park, Nashville

May 29 - October 23, 2015

These laid-back, family-friendly fundraisers feature Middle Tennessee's finest bluegrass and roots music under the light of a full moon. Musicians and music lovers alike are invited to enjoy this...more

Full Moon Pickin' Party

Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Percy Warner Park, Nashville

October 23, 2015

Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2015. The October lineup will feature TBD.

These...more

4th Annual Farm to Fork Dinner

Presented by Cumberland River Compact at Green Door Gourmet , Nashville

October 29, 2015

The 4th Annual Farm to Fork dinner will be held in the rustic elegance of the Grand Barn at the Green Door Gourmet! With each of the five courses prepared from locally sourced ingredients by local...more

Loretta Lynn’s Haunted Halloween Trail Ride

Presented by Loretta Lynn's Ranch at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Hurricane Mills

October 31 - November 1, 2015

Friday night Haunted Hayride and Coal Mine, Saturday night Costume Party and Dance. Enjoy the scenic fall foliage and great trails!

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Leonids Meteor Shower

Presented by Team Green Adventures

November 17, 2015

The Leonids is typically one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak. One of the best viewing locations around Nashville for a show like...more

KAMIKAZE KITTEN comedy show w/ Chad Riden and friends

Presented by NashvilleStandUp.com at Dino's Bar & Grill, Nashville

May 13 - December 9, 2015

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SPiFFY SQUiRREL Comedy Show

Presented by NashvilleStandUp.com at The East Room, Nashville

May 10 - December 27, 2015

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The Trails at Fontanel

Presented by The Fontanel Mansion & Farm at The Fontanel Mansion & Farm, Whites Creek

Ongoing

The Trails at Fontanel are a treasured escape for hikers, mountain bikers and nature lovers. See the map online for detailed...more

"Rocky Topper" Daytime Spelunking Adventure

Presented by Cumberland Caverns at Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville

Ongoing

This adventure trip through Rocky Top’s rocky bottom will give the first-time spelunker a taste of the untamed-underground...more

"Higgenbotham's Revenge" Daytime Spelunking Adventure

Presented by Cumberland Caverns at Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville

Ongoing

Aaron Higgenbotham never forgot his time spent in Cumberland Caverns. Neither will you! Follow the steps of the...more

"What Waits Below" Overnight Spelunking Adventure

Presented by Cumberland Caverns at Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville

Ongoing

The ultimate Spelunk-Tacular Adventure. If you want an adventure trip your group will talk about for years to come,...more

Music City Zips at Fontanel

Presented by Music City Zips and Adventureworks, Inc at The Fontanel Mansion & Farm, Whites Creek

Ongoing

Music City Zips - Zippers sail through a canopy course in the Fontanel forest on steel cables among eight zip lines which vary in length from 200 to 900 feet. Tour Guides accompany tours and...more

All Around the Mountain - Overnight Spelunking Adventure

Presented by Cumberland Caverns at Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville

Ongoing

If you wanted more caving, this is the trip for you. This trip combines "...more

"Parts Unknown" Daytime Spelunking Adventure

Presented by Cumberland Caverns at Cumberland Caverns, McMinnville

Ongoing

A stroll through the darkness of the Ten Acre Room leads you to the beginning of this caving adventure. You will begin your...more

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