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September 2014

Enter to win prizes for best trick, most fitting name, and best costume at this four-legged-friendly event. Cool down at McGehee Clinic Hot Diggity Dog Kiddie Pool Area and learn about resources...

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child.

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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
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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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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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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
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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
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Contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, and businesses. Forty entries accepted on a first come, first served basis. Visit http://www.thefarmpark.org or call...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Farm Park
2660 Cross Country
Germantown, TN  38138
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Features performances by an ensemble of over 100 Shelby County Schools' String Orchestra high school students and Master Strings teachers. For a sneak peek, check...

Cost: Free. Bring canned food donations for Mid-South Food Bank.

Where:
Central High School
306 S.Bellevue Blvd
Memphis, TN  38104
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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 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 »

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Contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, and businesses. Forty entries accepted on a first come, first served basis. Visit http://www.thefarmpark.org or call...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Farm Park
2660 Cross Country
Germantown, TN  38138
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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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Preschool children and families are invited to learn about work at the farm, gardening, and living the "green life." Come dressed for farm chores. Gloves and closed toed shoes...

Cost: $10/student. Registration required.

Where:
The Farm Park
2660 Cross Country
Germantown, TN  38138
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The 4th Annual Children’s Ball invites all knights and princesses (accompanied by Queen Mum, King Pop or Royal Chaperone) to enjoy feast by Café Society, ballroom dancing and...

Cost: $50

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Join for campfire, crafts, and dinner. Tickets online at http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 636-4131 to register.

Cost: $12

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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An outdoor event where the movie Frozen is shown on two big screens with words so audience can sing along and have their pictures made with Elsa and Anna. Bring lawn chairs or...

Cost: Free

Where:
H.W. Cox Jr. Park
440 West Powell Road
Collierville, TN  38017
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Features Haunted Trail, Headless Horseman Hayrides, Nocturnal Nature Hikes, Zombie Laser Tag, Pumpkin Painting, Spooky Food Trucks, and Zombie Paintball Hayrides. Extends to midnight on October...

Cost: Prices vary. Benefits Shelby Farms Park Conservancy..

Where:
Shelby Farms Park
500 N. Pine Lake Dr.
Memphis, TN  38134
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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 »

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Contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, and businesses. Forty entries accepted on a first come, first served basis. Visit http://www.thefarmpark.org or call...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Farm Park
2660 Cross Country
Germantown, TN  38138
View map »

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 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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Youngsters are invited to join Train Collectors Association Kid's Club, operate trains on their own layout, create cut-out boxcars, enjoy a train-themed homemade cake, and win door...

Cost: $5/adult. Free for kids.

Where:
St. George's Episcopal Church
2425 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN  38138
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Memphis Railroad And Trolley Museum hosts the celebration featuring real trains, model trains, historical displays, food trucks, and fun for the family....

Cost: Free

Where:
Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum
545 South Main
Memphis, TN  38103
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Features kid-friendly activities including casting, jewelry making, and blacksmithing demos, gallery talk with Master Metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, and silent auction. Visit...

Cost: Free

Where:
National Ornamental Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Dr.
Memphis, TN  38106
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Join for special mask-making Family Studio with members of Hutchison Fine Arts Council and Community Service volunteers. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250.

Cost: Free

Where:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN  38117
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Hutchison School presents this Maurice Sendak's classic. Stop by Family Studio to make a special mask to wear at the performance. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250.

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN  38117
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Enjoy magic show by magician Michael Clayton, dance performances, dress ups, music, and snacks. Discount coupons for India Fest 2014 provided to all attendees....

Cost: Free

Where:
Germantown Community Library
1925 Exeter Road
Germantown, TN  38138
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The 4th Annual Children’s Ball invites all knights and princesses (accompanied by Queen Mum, King Pop or Royal Chaperone) to enjoy feast by Café Society, ballroom dancing and...

Cost: $50

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

More information

Features Haunted Trail, Headless Horseman Hayrides, Nocturnal Nature Hikes, Zombie Laser Tag, Pumpkin Painting, Spooky Food Trucks, and Zombie Paintball Hayrides. Extends to midnight on October...

Cost: Prices vary. Benefits Shelby Farms Park Conservancy..

Where:
Shelby Farms Park
500 N. Pine Lake Dr.
Memphis, TN  38134
View map »

More information

Contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, groups, and businesses. Forty entries accepted on a first come, first served basis. Visit http://www.thefarmpark.org or call...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Farm Park
2660 Cross Country
Germantown, TN  38138
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 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
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