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    All Aboard for a Trains! Encore

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 22, 2012 - Ongoing

    If you loved last year’s Trains! exhibit at Cheekwood, you’re in for a treat this fall. We’re thrilled to have special selections from our wonderful garden railroad exhibition back again this year, on the lawn across from the Frist Learning Center. Explore all the details of three amazing outdoor model trains on three separate tracks— a treat for train enthusiasts and ...more


    Regions Free Day: A Christmas Story

    Presented by Regions and Nashville Repertory Theatre at TPAC - Andrew Johnson Theater, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    For a special installment of Regions Free Day, Regions Bank is partnering with Nashville Repertory Theatre to offer free admission to the 6th annual performance of A Christmas Story at the...more

    My Best Little Buddy Holiday Book Signing to Benefit Nashville Cat Rescue

    Presented by Woodcraft Music at Cool Springs PetSmart, Brentwood

    November 29, 2014

     Special Holiday book signing to benefit Nashville Cat Rescue - Free holiday gift with every signed book. Songwriter turned author Tom Templeman will be signing and selling copies of...more

    Photos with Santa

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    November 29, 2014

    Children are invited to share their Christmas list with Santa Claus and pose for a complimentary photo. Photos provided by Generation Domination. Deck the Hall is supported by Coca-Cola Bottling...more

    Visit Treetop Adventure Park

    Presented by Nashville Shores at Nashville Shores, Hermitage

    August 23 - November 30, 2014

    The Treetop Adventure Park is an aerial adventure course set in the beautiful woods of Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort featuring 100 exciting and challenging obstacles including suspended...more

    The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and Annual Illumination

    Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

    November 30, 2014

    To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk. This event is free to the public.


    HAPI's Gallery Artwork in Green Hills Branch Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

    November 1 - November 30, 2014

    Green Hills Branch Library will host the Healing Arts Project, Inc. in the Library Gallery throughout the month of November. HAPI artists Laura Hudson's Flower Burst and Patricia...more

    Mark Twain Day

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    November 30, 2014

    Ever wonder what makes a boat stay afloat? What exactly is a Tesla coil and how does it work? What does Mark Twain have to do with Halley's Comet? Join us as we discuss the answers to these...more

    Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    Create a masterpiece, customize a cookie, pose with Santa and more every weekend during the holiday season. All activities and events are free with gate admission unless otherwise noted.
    ...more

    Discover the Ice Age

    Presented by Hendersonville Expo Center at Hendersonville EXPO Center, Hendersonville

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    Prehistoric earth comes alive this weekend only! See a world transformed by snow and ice. Where gigantic creatures reigned after the dinosaurs disappeared. Experience these massive moving,...more

    Family Program | String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    November 30, 2014

    Marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow/animation puppetry, and an ever-changing set are used to tell country music history as it relates to Nashville’s transformation into Music City. Experience...more

    48th Annual Cookeville Christmas Parade

    Presented by Cookeville - Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at Cookeville Depot Museum, Cookeville

    December 1, 2014

    The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce carries on it's tradition of hosting the longtime local holiday celebration, the...more

    Columbia Main Street Annual Christmas Parade

    Presented by Columbia Main Street Corp at Historic Downtown Columbia, Columbia

    December 1, 2014

    This festive event features marching bands, school groups, boy scouts and girl scouts, church and civic groups, dance troupes, classic automobiles, motorcycles, and Santa spreading...more

    Mother Goose Moments

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

    December 1, 2014

    Every Monday at 10:00 a.m. Babies, birth through 24 months, may join Miss Donna for rhymes, songs, fingerplays, ABCs, 123s, stories and more.


    My Best Little Buddy 24 Hour Cyber Monday Online Book Signing Event to Benefit Nashville Cat Rescue

    Presented by Woodcraft Music at My Best Little Buddy Online Event

    December 1, 2014

    Special 24 Hour Cyber Monday Online book signing to benefit Nashville Cat Rescue; free holiday gift included with every book. Songwriter turned author Tom Templeman will be...more

    Songwriters Night at Molipazzo

    Presented by White House Community Initiative for the Arts at Molipazzo, White House

    December 1, 2014

    Amber Jean, Tommy Johnson, Kathy Redwine, Chris Watts, Matthew Snares, and Ben De La Cour.


    Knee High Naturalist: Whooo's Calling!

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

    December 1 - December 2, 2014

    The owls are here and waiting for you to come see and learn about them! Do their heads really turn all the way around? How well can they hear? Why are their eyes so big? What do they eat? Do they...more

    An Evergreen Christmas Movie Premiere

    Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

    December 2, 2014

    Leaving her seemingly glamorous Hollywood life on hold, Evie Lee is forced to return to her small hometown of Balsam Falls, Tennessee and her family's once-thriving Christmas tree farm to...more

    Pre-School Story Time

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

    December 2, 2014

    Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Join us for stories, songs and crafts.


    Twilite Story Hour

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

    December 2, 2014

    Every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a fun family evening filled with stories and crafts!


    Hands On Nashville: Kids Bike Drive

    Presented by Hands On Nashville at Hands On Nashville, Nashville

    December 2, 2014

    Remember the magic of riding your first bike? Give that experience to kids in need by participating in Hands On Nashville’s ReCYCLE for Kids Bike Drive. On Giving Tuesday, December 2, donate...more

    Toddler Splash

    Presented by City of Clarksville at Indoor Aquatic Center - Clarksville, Clarksville

    December 3, 2014

    Pool Party for toddlers ages 1 to 5 years old, the fun will include a water parade, fishing pond, penny hunt, water games, crafts and more. Parent or guardian must accompany children in the water....more

    Home Alone (PG)

    Presented by The Franklin Theatre at The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

    November 28 - December 3, 2014

    An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.


    Story Time

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

    December 3, 2014

    Every Wednesday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Singing, fingerplays, rhymes, ABCs, 123s, stories and much more with Miss Donna and Bear!


    First Thursday Artwalk

    Presented by Downtown Clarksville Association at Downtown Clarksville, Clarksville

    December 4, 2014

    Business owners and downtown galleries open their doors to those interested in seeing the works of local artists. Produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a...more

    Art-Making in the Lobby: Construct Like Kandinsky

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    Thursday and Friday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (except during member previews) Frist Center visitors are encouraged to create artwork in response to our exhibitions. Art-Making in the Lobby is...more

    Nursery Rhyme Time

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

    December 4, 2014

    Every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10:30 AM. Nursery rhymes lead to successful readers. Enjoy traditional and not-so-traditional rhymes through stories, songs, and finger plays. Ages 18 months and...more

    Brass Band of Nashville presents "Brassy All The Way!!"

    Presented by Brass Band of Nashville at Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville

    December 4, 2014

    Come join us for our last concert of the 2014 season as the Brass Band of Nashville presents "Brassy All The Way!!" 

    This year's concert will feature a mixture of...more

    Explore! Community School Information Session

    Presented by Explore! Community School and Martha O'Bryan Center

    December 1 - December 4, 2014

    Explore! Community School is a new K-8 MNPS public charter school opening with a kindergarten class in 2015. The mission of Explore! Community school is to foster the independence, critical...more

    Christmas in the Country

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

    December 5, 2014

    Enjoy a true Christmas in the Country on The beautiful, historic Livingston Town Square.  Join in the Tree lighting ceremony, visit Santa, listen to holiday music, while enjoying...more

    United N.O.W. (Night of Worship)

    Presented by Livingsong at Trinity Church, Goodlettsville

    December 5, 2014

    The vision for this FREE admission (United Night of Worship) is to build a community support for those who spread the good new of faith in Christ through their music and connect with one another...more

    The 61st Annual Nashville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

    Presented by Piedmont Natural Gas at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

    December 5, 2014

    Television and film actor Eric Close, who plays Mayor Teddy Conrad on ABC’s hit television show “Nashville,” will serve as Parade Grand Marshal for the 61st annual Piedmont...more

    BlueCross Bowl

    Presented by TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association) at Tennessee Tech University - Tucker Stadium, Cookeville

    December 4 - December 6, 2014

    The state high school football championships held in Cookeville, TN.

    The Tennessee Tech University...more

    8th Annual Elves' Holiday Bazaar

    Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Overton County Fairgrounds, Livingston

    December 5 - December 6, 2014

    Come shop with local vendors who have many unique, one-of-a-kind items.  You will find something of interest for everyone.


    Santa's Rotary Run

    Presented by Cookeville Rotary Club at Cookeville High School, Cookeville

    December 6, 2014

    Santa's Rotary Run 2014 5k Run and a Kids Run with Winter Wonderland. This year's two main benefactors will be Rising Above Ministries and Cookeville High...more

    North Pole Express with Santa to Lebanon

    Presented by Tennessee Central Railway Museum at Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Come ride with Santa on Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s Santa Express excursion train to Lebanon! Santa will be on board the train so be sure to bring your cameras! Order...more

    Humphreys County Christmas Parade

    Presented by Humphreys County Chamber of Commerce at Humphreys County Christmas Parade - Downtown Waverly, Waverly

    December 6, 2014

    Join Humphreys County for its annual county Christmas Parade in December. Cash prizes will be available for first 3 places in each category.


    The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Children's Series: Amahl and the Night Visitors

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Nashville Public Library’s puppet troupe Wishing Chair Productions joins the Nashville Symphony to perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved holiday classic. Ever since its premiere on...more

    Monterey Christmas Parade

    Presented by Monterey Civitan Club at Downtown Monterey, Monterey

    December 6, 2014

    The Monterey Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Monterey Civitan Club, the Monterey Lions Club, the Monterey Garden Club, the Monterey FCE Club and the Monterey VFW and Auxiliary will be Saturday,...more

    Home Alone in HD with the Nashville Symphony

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    This beloved holiday classic features composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live by the Nashville Symphony while the movie is shown on the big screen. Macaulay...more

    TN State of Drift: Round 6! The Finale!

    Presented by East10Drift at Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Come to the TN State Fairgrounds and watch the last Race of the series points leaders battle for first place. There will be plenty of tandem, door to door action, as these drivers compete head to...more

    Nashville Children's Choir

    Presented by Belmont University - College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University - McAfee Concert Hall, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    The Nashville Children's Choir, a premiere choir for young singers ages 8 - 18, will present their annual concert of traditional Christmas music in Belmont University's McAfee Concert Hall...more

    Family Workshop: Good as Gold: Creating Gilded Holiday Gifts

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    All that glitters in this program is gold. Work with family members to create unique holiday gifts and family heirlooms using real gold! Experiment with a variety of gilding...more

    Donelson Hermitage Christmas Parade

    Presented by Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce

    December 6, 2014

    30 Years ... An American Christmas Tradition.

    Join us for the 30th Annual DH Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6, 2014 with Grand Marshall: Hope Hines, Emmy Award...more

    Inaugural Christmas Tour Hohenwald Historic District

    Presented by Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce at Downtown Hohenwald, Hohenwald

    December 6, 2014

    Lewis County Historical Society in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is organizing the 1st Annual Christmas Tour of Hohenwald’s Historic District, on Saturday, December 6.

    Ticket admission is...more

    Jill Brooks Christmas At The Vineyard

    Presented by Natchez Hills Vineyard at Natchez Hills Vineyard, Hampshire

    December 6, 2014

    Enjoy a relaxing Christmas dinner show at Natchez Hills Vineyard. Dine in style watching local recording artist Jill Brooks and Mt. Pleasant Middle School Kids On Stage perform at the Natchez...more

    1st Annual Marathon Village Holiday Market & Open House

    Presented by Marathon Village at Marathon Village Building, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

     Celebrate the holidays & shop local in the historic Marathon Village neighborhood during the inaugural Marathon Village Open House & Holiday Market! Explore the most creative and...more

    Holiday Magic with Bruce Amato

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

    December 6, 2014

    Come celebrate the holiday season with amazing entertainer and magician, Bruce Amato! Fun for the whole family!


    Photos with Santa

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Children are invited to share their Christmas list with Santa Claus and pose for a complimentary photo. Photos provided by Generation Domination. Deck the Hall is supported by Coca-Cola Bottling...more

    Family Program: Ornamental Instruments

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Learn about some of the special instruments in our collection and examine how they were personalized for the musicians who played them. After a brief conversation in our studio and a mini tour in...more

    Winter StoryWalk® Kick-off

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

    December 6, 2014

    It’s time to reveal our new winter book! Be among the first to see it! Meander along the Little Acorn Trail and enjoy our story revealed page by page.
    Age level: All ages...more

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