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October 2014

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee presents the Healthy Church Fairs, a series of health fairs aimed at combating health disparities throughout Memphis. Each Saturday (9/20-11/8) a fair takes place...

Cost: Free

Where:
See flyer for dates and locations
Memphis, TN


Sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Telephone: 901-278-0881
Contact Name: Lauren Evans
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Features live music, pumpkin patch activities, farm animals visit, hay rides, hay maze, scarecrow judging contest, horseshoes, a kiddie pedal tractor pull competition, cooking demonstrations,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Farm Park
2660 Cross Country
Germantown, TN  38138
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Children grades kindergarten and up are invited to come learn stitching spooky disguises, making pumpkin bags, and decorating goodies. Visit http://www.sewmemphis.com or call 244-6224.

Cost: $30/adult-child pair. All materials included in class fee.

Where:
Sew Memphis
2075 Madison Avenue # 6
Memphis, TN  38104
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Features hay rides, candy stations, straw mazes, and more. Visit http://www.memphiszoo.org or call 333-6500.

Cost: $15 Advance discounts available.

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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New Day Children's Theater presents Beauty and the Beast at The Harrell Theater in Collierville. Friday, October 17, to Sunday, October 26. School matinees take place October 22...

Cost: $10/ages 2-12, $12/adults

Where:
Harrell Theatre
440 W. Powell Rd.
Collierville, TN  38017
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Sponsor: New Day Children's Theatre
Telephone: (901) 853-9669
Contact Name: Leanne Chasteen
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Three-day fine arts festival features music, juried artist market, hands-on art activities, art in the making stations, food, and drinks. Friday, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Sunday, 10...

Cost: Free Friday night. $5 for Saturday & Sunday. Kids 10 and under free.

Where:
Historic South Main Arts District
Downtown Memphis, TN

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The final installment in Ballet Memphis' series premieres with short original works by Petr Zahradnicek, Matthew Neenan, and Steven McMahon. Free Family Day Saturday, October 25, at 2 p.m....

Cost: $10-$72. Group discounts available..

Where:
Playhouse on the Square
66 S. Cooper Street
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
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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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Spring Production: THEATREKIDS in “FOOTLOOSE” Registration for children in grades 7-12 is available now through December 19. Rehearsals for the musical begin in January 2015....

Cost: $75

Where:
Bartlett Performing Arts And Conference Center
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
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Hattiloo Children's Theatre presents this musical based on C.S. Lewis' classic. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. Visit http://www.hattiloo.org or call...

Cost: $12/adult. $5/child.

Where:
Main Stage @ Hattiloo Theatre
37 South Cooper
Memphis, TN  38104
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Festivities include Pelican Canoe Floats, Pelican Pontoon Cruise, Geo and Earth Cache, Duck Decoy Painting, Birds of Prey show, art and photography contests, guest speaker, face painting, silent...

Cost: $10/person for guided tours. $5 for duck decoy painting and to enter contests.

Where:
Reelfoot Lake State Park
2595 Highway 21 E
Tiptonville, TN  38079
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Drop by the garden to go on a nature tour and make a craft each week. Oct. 6: Incredible Insects: Learn about pollinators and decorate a magnifier. Oct. 13: Woodland Trek: Discover...

Cost: $3 plus garden admission.

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Spring Production: THEATREKIDS in “FOOTLOOSE” Registration for children in grades 7-12 is available now through December 19. Rehearsals for the musical begin in January 2015....

Cost: $75

Where:
Bartlett Performing Arts And Conference Center
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
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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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Parent-child workshop designed for toddlers features story time, art activity, and snack. Pre-register and pre-pay noon before class. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250.

Cost: $8/child

Where:
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
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

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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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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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Spring Production: THEATREKIDS in “FOOTLOOSE” Registration for children in grades 7-12 is available now through December 19. Rehearsals for the musical begin in January 2015....

Cost: $75

Where:
Bartlett Performing Arts And Conference Center
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
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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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Girls ages 3-6 are invited to wear costumes, join for a creative/pre-ballet class with a spooky twist, and enjoy dancing to songs like Monster Mash. Visit http://www.balletonwheels.org or call...

Cost: Drop-in fee is $10. Reservations.

Where:
Ballet on Wheels Dance School & Company
1015 S. Cooper
Memphis, TN  38104
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Enjoy a magic show by magician Michael Clayton, ethnic wear fashion show by 8-year-old Brownie Scouts, dance, music, and dress ups. Kids are encouraged to dress up in Halloween Costumes for an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38111
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Spring Production: THEATREKIDS in “FOOTLOOSE” Registration for children in grades 7-12 is available now through December 19. Rehearsals for the musical begin in January 2015....

Cost: $75

Where:
Bartlett Performing Arts And Conference Center
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
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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

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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Join at Jim Duncan stage with the full 60-piece Bartlett Community Concert Band playing spooky musical selections from movies, TV, and more. Bring chairs and blankets but no outside food...

Cost: $6/adult. $3/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
View map »

More information

Spring Production: THEATREKIDS in “FOOTLOOSE” Registration for children in grades 7-12 is available now through December 19. Rehearsals for the musical begin in January 2015....

Cost: $75

Where:
Bartlett Performing Arts And Conference Center
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
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Festivities include six author events over the four week period, Israeli Artist Market (November 16-21), Memphis Global Day of Jewish Learning on Nov. 16, and concludes with Family Fun event with...

Cost: Tickets vary and are available online

Where:
Memphis Jewish Community Center
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38138
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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

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Children ages 3 and up are invited to make a delicious treat with the help of a friendly ghost and a not too scary Dracula. 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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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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Festivities include six author events over the four week period, Israeli Artist Market (November 16-21), Memphis Global Day of Jewish Learning on Nov. 16, and concludes with Family Fun event with...

Cost: Tickets vary and are available online

Where:
Memphis Jewish Community Center
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38138
View map »

More information

Spring Production: THEATREKIDS in “FOOTLOOSE” Registration for children in grades 7-12 is available now through December 19. Rehearsals for the musical begin in January 2015....

Cost: $75

Where:
Bartlett Performing Arts And Conference Center
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
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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Celebrate the food, culture, and festivals of India with music and dance performances, shopping bazaar, children's activities, and food. Free entry for kids if they bring two or more cans of...

Cost: $5/adult. $1/child.

Where:
Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN  38120
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Children ages two to eight are invited to explore Russian ballet and the holiday classic. Visit http://www.buckmanartscenter.com or call 537-1483.

Cost: $5/child Free for adults.

Where:
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School
60 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN  38117
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Drop in at the Dixon to create works of art, open studio-style. 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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Indie Memphis Film Festival presents a program of 12 short, family-friendly, animated features on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to noon at Malco Studio on the Square. Follow the link for...

Cost: $10 - $15

Where:
Malco Studio on the Square
2105 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Children are invited to come enjoy a skit entitled "My Grandfather's Alter" performed by Caza Teatro, take part in arts and crafts activities, and taste bread that is only...

Cost: Free with admission

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

Festivities include six author events over the four week period, Israeli Artist Market (November 16-21), Memphis Global Day of Jewish Learning on Nov. 16, and concludes with Family Fun event with...

Cost: Tickets vary and are available online

Where:
Memphis Jewish Community Center
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, 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

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

Spring Production: THEATREKIDS in “FOOTLOOSE” Registration for children in grades 7-12 is available now through December 19. Rehearsals for the musical begin in January 2015....

Cost: $75

Where:
Bartlett Performing Arts And Conference Center
3663 Appling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
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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Pool School

Make this the summer your child learns to swim.
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How to ask guests invited to my preschoolers party to avoid technology gifts in a tactful way.
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Organization Is Key for Academic Success

Instill personal discipline
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Favorite Old Recipes

Lemon ice cream, peach-and-cheese salad, and more!
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Simplify the Celebration Season

From graduations to weddings, having kids involved in special occasions can be costly. But smart shopping will keep you from breaking the bank.
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Great Summer Escapes

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