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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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Features live entertainment by Aron Shires, children's activities, Scarecrows exhibit, Crafts Fair silent auction, food and refreshments. Visit http://www.memphismuseums.org or...

Cost: $15/adult. $7/child ages 6-12. Advance discounts available.

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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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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Sharpe Planetarium invites visitors to come enjoy free shows of Hubble Vision 2 and Starlit Nights this Sunday before it closes for renovation. Planetarium programming will be shown in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38111
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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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Watch the regional premiere of the beloved Addams Family created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m....

Cost: $30/adult. $10/child under 12.

Where:
Theatre Memphis
630 Perkins Extd.
Memphis, TN  38117
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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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First Lady Crissy Haslam makes an appearance and festivities include face painting, Paws for Reading therapy dogs, a train ride, llama petting, Italian ice compliments of Mama D's, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collierville Burch library
501 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN  38017
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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 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 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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Celebrate making a craft and a poncho out of recycled materials at this two day fiesta. Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. 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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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 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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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

Celebrate making a craft and a poncho out of recycled materials at this two day fiesta. Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Visit http://www.cmom.com or call 458-2678.

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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 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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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 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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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 »

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 »

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Professional counselor Christina Burns discusses safety concerns, online reputations, and tips for ways to limit teens' exposure to the internet. To register, call Monica Christian at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall @ Germantown United Methodist Church
2331 S. Germantown Road
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

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

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

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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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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 »

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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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Watch a movie in the outdoors every other Friday. June 13: The Incredibles. June 27: Tarzan. July 11: Despicable Me 2. July 25: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. August 8: Curious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Park @ Carriage Crossing
4674 Merchants Park Circle
Collierville, TN  38017
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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

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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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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Watch The Lego Movie on the screen outdoors. Register to win door prizes. Movie begins at dusk. Visit http://www.shopcarriagecrossing.com or call 854-8240.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Crossing
4674 Merchants Park Circle
Collierville, TN  38017
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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

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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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 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

Children ages 4 and up are invited to design their own fan in honor of Japanese culture. 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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Children ages 4 and up are invited to design their own fan in honor of Japanese culture. 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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A six-concert series benefiting The Maria Montessori School features roots rocker John Paul Keith and bassist-turned-singer-songwriter Mark Stuart in September. Gates open at 6 p.m. For details,...

Cost: Minimum donation $5.

Where:
Harbor Town Amphitheater
740 Harbor Bend Road
Memphis, TN  38103
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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

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
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

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 »

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