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September 2014

Children ages 4 and under are welcome to take part in an art activity each week. September 4: Contact Paper. September 11: Balloon Printing. September 18: Play Dough Art. September 25: Crayon...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Children ages 4 and up are welcome to listen to the story and make a best friend bracelet. Visit http://www.cmom.com or call 458-2678.

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, AL  38104
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Features a cooking demonstration including meats, beans, potatoes, breads, and desserts from the 1800's. Visit http://www.thefarmpark.org or call 757-7375.

Cost: $10/individual or family. Pre-registration required for planning purposes.

Where:
The Farm Park
2740 Cross Country
Germantown, TN  38138
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This family-friendly audio recording is presented in collaboration with Theatre Memphis' ShoWagon. The 40-minute production features three folktales by the Brothers Grimm: The Old Woman in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatterbox Audio Theater
Memphis, TN

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This 158th annual celebration features entertainment, competitions including school art, dodgeball, 3 x3 basketball, photography, culinary, and  Miss Mid-South Fair, Farmtastic, ground...

Cost: $12/adult. $6/child ages 5-12 years.

Where:
Landers Center
4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS  38671
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Life-size scarecrows on display around the lawn compete for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter, and most popular scarecrow contests....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Enjoy a free performance of the African folktale presented by Hattiloo Theatre in an outdoor venue. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit http://www.hattiloo.org or...

Cost: Free

Where:
Water Tower Pavilion
Broad Avenue
Memphis, TN  38112
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This event features free opera performances across Memphis and the midsouth including The Cooper Young Festival, Germantown Festival, South Main Trolley Night, the Memphis Farmers Market, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various venues throughout Memphis
Memphis, TN

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Auditions for girls ages 10-12 (3 years classical ballet experience): 3:15-4:15 p.m. Auditions for boys ages 7-13 (no experience necessary): 4:15-4:45 p.m. Auditions for girls ages 13-18...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ballet Memphis Studios
7950 Trinity Road
Memphis, TN  38018
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Children ages 4 and under are welcome to take part in an art activity each week. September 4: Contact Paper. September 11: Balloon Printing. September 18: Play Dough Art. September 25: Crayon...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Drop in to learn from local experts how kids and adults can help collect data about a species that will be submitted to real-world scientists. September 8: Monarchs. September 15: Dragonflies....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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This family-friendly audio recording is presented in collaboration with Theatre Memphis' ShoWagon. The 40-minute production features three folktales by the Brothers Grimm: The Old Woman in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatterbox Audio Theater
Memphis, TN

More information

This event features free opera performances across Memphis and the midsouth including The Cooper Young Festival, Germantown Festival, South Main Trolley Night, the Memphis Farmers Market, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various venues throughout Memphis
Memphis, TN

More information

This 158th annual celebration features entertainment, competitions including school art, dodgeball, 3 x3 basketball, photography, culinary, and  Miss Mid-South Fair, Farmtastic, ground...

Cost: $12/adult. $6/child ages 5-12 years.

Where:
Landers Center
4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS  38671
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Life-size scarecrows on display around the lawn compete for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter, and most popular scarecrow contests....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Children ages toddlers to five-year-olds are invited to join for stories, music & movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes in My Big Backyard. Semester theme: Weather Wisdom -...

Cost: $70 for 6-Class Semester or $13/session.

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Children ages 4 and under are invited to come listen to a story and make a craft each week. September 2: Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? September 9: Jump into January. September 16:...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Children ages 4 and under are welcome to take part in an art activity each week. September 4: Contact Paper. September 11: Balloon Printing. September 18: Play Dough Art. September 25: Crayon...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Parent-child workshop designed for ages 2-4 features a story, art activity, and snack. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250.

Cost: $8/child. Reservations required.

Where:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN  38117
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Life-size scarecrows on display around the lawn compete for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter, and most popular scarecrow contests....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals at noon. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Hawk. Friday: Snakes....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

This family-friendly audio recording is presented in collaboration with Theatre Memphis' ShoWagon. The 40-minute production features three folktales by the Brothers Grimm: The Old Woman in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatterbox Audio Theater
Memphis, TN

More information

This 158th annual celebration features entertainment, competitions including school art, dodgeball, 3 x3 basketball, photography, culinary, and  Miss Mid-South Fair, Farmtastic, ground...

Cost: $12/adult. $6/child ages 5-12 years.

Where:
Landers Center
4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS  38671
View map »

More information

This event features free opera performances across Memphis and the midsouth including The Cooper Young Festival, Germantown Festival, South Main Trolley Night, the Memphis Farmers Market, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various venues throughout Memphis
Memphis, TN

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Children ages 4 and under are welcome to take part in an art activity each week. September 4: Contact Paper. September 11: Balloon Printing. September 18: Play Dough Art. September 25: Crayon...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Join us for hands-on centers featuring a special animal visit, interactive story time, and a guided zoo tour. Meets every other Wednesday in September. September 10: A is for Alligator....

Cost: $3/participant

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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Children ages toddlers to five-year-olds are invited to join for stories, music & movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes in My Big Backyard. Semester theme: Weather Wisdom -...

Cost: $70 for 6-Class Semester or $13/session.

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Children ages 5 and up are invited to join for storytime and make a craft each week. September 3: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. September 10: Mrs. McBloom Clean Up Your Classroom. September 17: Mabel...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Guerilla Playwriting taught by Brandon Lawrence explores how to bring a world of life through spontaneous creative writing. Students perform their favorite scenes in a final presentation on the...

Cost: $85 for 12-week session

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road
Germantown, TN  38138
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Stagecraft taught by David Galloway explores the techniques of bringing theatre to life on a stage. Student performance on the last day of class. For ages 9-18. Registration includes one free...

Cost: $85 for 12-week session

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road
Germantown, TN  38138
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Shop for fresh produce, flowers, home-baked breads and sweets, honey, and artisan items. Visit http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 636-4100.

Cost: Free

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals at noon. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Hawk. Friday: Snakes....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

This 158th annual celebration features entertainment, competitions including school art, dodgeball, 3 x3 basketball, photography, culinary, and  Miss Mid-South Fair, Farmtastic, ground...

Cost: $12/adult. $6/child ages 5-12 years.

Where:
Landers Center
4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS  38671
View map »

More information

This family-friendly audio recording is presented in collaboration with Theatre Memphis' ShoWagon. The 40-minute production features three folktales by the Brothers Grimm: The Old Woman in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatterbox Audio Theater
Memphis, TN

More information

Life-size scarecrows on display around the lawn compete for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter, and most popular scarecrow contests....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

This event features free opera performances across Memphis and the midsouth including The Cooper Young Festival, Germantown Festival, South Main Trolley Night, the Memphis Farmers Market, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various venues throughout Memphis
Memphis, TN

More information

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Children ages 4 and under are welcome to take part in an art activity each week. September 4: Contact Paper. September 11: Balloon Printing. September 18: Play Dough Art. September 25: Crayon...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

This family-friendly audio recording is presented in collaboration with Theatre Memphis' ShoWagon. The 40-minute production features three folktales by the Brothers Grimm: The Old Woman in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatterbox Audio Theater
Memphis, TN

More information

This 158th annual celebration features entertainment, competitions including school art, dodgeball, 3 x3 basketball, photography, culinary, and  Miss Mid-South Fair, Farmtastic, ground...

Cost: $12/adult. $6/child ages 5-12 years.

Where:
Landers Center
4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS  38671
View map »

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The festival kicks off with Memphis authors’ panel discussion on Thursday, author and publisher reception on Friday, and ends with a Foodie Sunday. The Saturday event that takes place at...

Cost: Admission is free, some events are ticketed.

Where:
At various venues
Memphis, TN

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Life-size scarecrows on display around the lawn compete for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter, and most popular scarecrow contests....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals at noon. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Hawk. Friday: Snakes....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

This event features free opera performances across Memphis and the midsouth including The Cooper Young Festival, Germantown Festival, South Main Trolley Night, the Memphis Farmers Market, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various venues throughout Memphis
Memphis, TN

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Pre-school children and families learn about work at the farm, gardening, and living the "green life." September 12: All about Dirt. September 19: Worms Save the Planet. September 26:...

Cost: $10/student. Registration required.

Where:
The Farm Park
2740 Cross Country
Germantown, TN  38138
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Grab lunch at a different food truck every Friday. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250.

Cost: Prices vary.

Where:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN  38117
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Children ages 15 and up are invited to bring sketchbook and pencils and improve their drawing skills. Participants can take photographs of the permanent collection as reference and complete...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN  38117
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The festival kicks off with Memphis authors’ panel discussion on Thursday, author and publisher reception on Friday, and ends with a Foodie Sunday. The Saturday event that takes place at...

Cost: Admission is free, some events are ticketed.

Where:
At various venues
Memphis, TN

More information

The performance includes a world premiere of Three Dream Portraits, based on the poetry of Langston Hughes. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m....

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child

Where:
Hattiloo Theatre
37 S. Cooper
Memphis, TN  38104
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Enjoy a free performance of the African folktale presented by Hattiloo Theatre in an outdoor venue. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit http://www.hattiloo.org or...

Cost: Free

Where:
Water Tower Pavilion
Broad Avenue
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

More information

This family-friendly audio recording is presented in collaboration with Theatre Memphis' ShoWagon. The 40-minute production features three folktales by the Brothers Grimm: The Old Woman in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatterbox Audio Theater
Memphis, TN

More information

Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals at noon. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Hawk. Friday: Snakes....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

Friday festivities include live musical entertainment, hot air balloon rides, a midway carnival, and concessions. Saturday's events include an amateur BBQ & Chili cooking contest, live...

Cost: Admission is free. Hot air balloon rides (weather permitting): $10/person

Where:
W.J. Freeman Park
2629 Bartlett Blvd.
Bartlett, TN  38134
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Life-size scarecrows on display around the lawn compete for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter, and most popular scarecrow contests....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

This event features free opera performances across Memphis and the midsouth including The Cooper Young Festival, Germantown Festival, South Main Trolley Night, the Memphis Farmers Market, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various venues throughout Memphis
Memphis, TN

More information

This 158th annual celebration features entertainment, competitions including school art, dodgeball, 3 x3 basketball, photography, culinary, and  Miss Mid-South Fair, Farmtastic, ground...

Cost: $12/adult. $6/child ages 5-12 years.

Where:
Landers Center
4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS  38671
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Enjoy an exhibit of European classic cars including Jaguar, Mercedes, MG, Porsche, Triumph and more. For details, go to http://www.youthvillages.org or call 251-5000.

Cost: Free

Where:
Youth Villages Bartlett Campus
7410 Memphis-Arlington Road
Bartlett, TN  38135
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Activities include trash removal service project, 2-mile hike learning about life and legacy of Dr. Thomas O. Fuller, and Birds of Prey program. For ages 6 and up.  For details, call...

Cost: Free

Where:
T.O. Fuller State Park
1500 W. Mitchell Rd.
Memphis, TN  38109
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This class introduces participants to high-energy exercises that can be done at anytime, including circuit training and relays. Strollers, bicycles, tricycles, and scooters can be used during...

Cost: $10/family

Where:
Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms Park
500 North Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, TN  38134
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Children ages two to eight are invited to go on an adventure with Memphis' own Val Russell and her aerial artists. Visit http://www.buckmanartscenter.com or call 537-1483.

Cost: $5/child. Free to adults.

Where:
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School
60 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN  38117
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Try your hand at trivia about the four seasons and win a prize. Visit http://www.cmom.com or call 458-2678.

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Opera Memphis presents this family-friendly performance featuring local musicians on stage and offering a variety of musical styles. Visit http://www.operamemphis.org or call 257-3100.

Cost: Free

Where:
Levitt Shell in Overton Park
1928 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN  38104
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This 158th annual celebration features entertainment, competitions including school art, dodgeball, 3 x3 basketball, photography, culinary, and  Miss Mid-South Fair, Farmtastic, ground...

Cost: $12/adult. $6/child ages 5-12 years.

Where:
Landers Center
4560 Venture Drive
Southaven, MS  38671
View map »

More information

Friday festivities include live musical entertainment, hot air balloon rides, a midway carnival, and concessions. Saturday's events include an amateur BBQ & Chili cooking contest, live...

Cost: Admission is free. Hot air balloon rides (weather permitting): $10/person

Where:
W.J. Freeman Park
2629 Bartlett Blvd.
Bartlett, TN  38134
View map »

More information

Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals at noon. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Hawk. Friday: Snakes....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

More information

The performance includes a world premiere of Three Dream Portraits, based on the poetry of Langston Hughes. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m....

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child

Where:
Hattiloo Theatre
37 S. Cooper
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

Enjoy a free performance of the African folktale presented by Hattiloo Theatre in an outdoor venue. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit http://www.hattiloo.org or...

Cost: Free

Where:
Water Tower Pavilion
Broad Avenue
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

More information

Join the Mighty Souls Brass Band as we explore the brass-based form of traditional Mexican music called Banda and other world rhythm styles. Choose 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. session....

Cost: $8/child. Includes up to two adults free.

Where:
GPAC
1801 Exeter Rd
Germantown, TN  38138
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This event features free opera performances across Memphis and the midsouth including The Cooper Young Festival, Germantown Festival, South Main Trolley Night, the Memphis Farmers Market, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various venues throughout Memphis
Memphis, TN

More information

This 20th annual festival of cool treats features Children’s Activity Land, Ronald McDonald’s Magic Show, Ice Cream Feeding Contest, live entertainment, and food. Benefits the Ronald...

Cost: $12. Advance discounts available.

Where:
AutoZone Park
200 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN  38103
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The festival kicks off with Memphis authors’ panel discussion on Thursday, author and publisher reception on Friday, and ends with a Foodie Sunday. The Saturday event that takes place at...

Cost: Admission is free, some events are ticketed.

Where:
At various venues
Memphis, TN

More information

This family-friendly audio recording is presented in collaboration with Theatre Memphis' ShoWagon. The 40-minute production features three folktales by the Brothers Grimm: The Old Woman in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatterbox Audio Theater
Memphis, TN

More information

Life-size scarecrows on display around the lawn compete for best school entry, greenest, most creative, best critter, and most popular scarecrow contests....

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
View map »

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