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Events Calendar

April 2015

Join as we celebrate and honor the children of military families with crafts, music, and games. 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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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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Three minutes is all it takes to make a difference. Choose the location, team, day, and time and start cleaning up to bring a little more beauty to the Bluff City! Register online at...

Cost: Free.

Where:
At various locations
Memphis, TN

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Take a trip down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man in this family musical. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2:30 & 7 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Visit...

Cost: $20/adult $15/child.

Where:
The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
440 West Powell Road
Collierville, TN  38017
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The Germantown Community Theatre Mainstage and All Children's Theatre combine to produce this Tony award winning musical giving audiences two unique perspectives and so much...

Cost: $20/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under.

Where:
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 Forest Hill Irene
Germantown, TN  38138
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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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Parent-child workshop designed for toddlers features story time, art, and snack. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250 to pre-register/pre-pay noon the day before the class

Cost: $8

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. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Group meets Tuesdays in the Women's & Children's Pavilion Classroom 2. For details, call 516-6907.

Cost: Free

Where:
Women's and Children's Pavilion @ Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
7691 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN  38138
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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

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. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Shop for locally grown produce, 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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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

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. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Children ages 4-11 are invited to bring their teddy bears for stories, songs, crafts, and refreshments. Visit http://www.facebook.com/GermantownCommunityLibrary or call 757-7323.

Cost: Free. Registration begins April 16

Where:
Germantown Community Library
1925 Exeter Rd
Germantown, TN  38138
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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

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In the spirit of Earth Day's "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto, the Garden is celebrating with activities throughout the month. Take a Conservation Hike, pick up tips at our...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Farmers and vendors offer locally grown produce. In case of inclement weather, check http://www.facebook.com/shopcarriagecrossing for event updates

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Park @ Carriage Crossing
4674 Merchants Park Circle
Collierville, TN  38017
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Join docents for a tram tour of the garden. Visit http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 636-4100.

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Join for stories and craft with different themes each week. May 1: Nursery Rhymes. May 8: Mother's Day. May 15: Tip-top Teeth! May 22: Mail. May 29: Baking. For details, go to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Morton Museum of Collierville History
196 N. Main Street
Collierville, TN  38017
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Enjoy lunch on the Dixon grounds. 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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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Movies begin at dusk in Central Park. May 1: Planes Fire & Rescue. May 15: Dolphin Tale 2. May 29: Up. 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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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
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Reelfoot Lake State Park invites you to take the Scenic Pontoon Boat Tour as naturalists pilot the cruise and discuss the history of Reelfoot Lake. On your trip, you will see cypress...

Cost: 3 hour & Sunset Cruise: $10/adult $6/children under 16. 1 hour cruise: $6/person

Where:
Vistor Center/Ellington Assembly Hall @ Reelfoot Lake State Park
2595 HWY 21 E.
Tiptonville, TN  38079
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Meets on Saturday with different activities each week. May 9: Sweet on Mom. May 16: Strawberry Fields Forever. May 23: Patriotic Picnic. May 30: Blooming with Flower Power. For details, go to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Memphis Farmers Market
G.E. Patterson and South Front Street
Memphis, TN  38103
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Family-friendly festival offers informative activities for moms, dads, grandparents, and kids. For details, go to http://www.midsouthbabyandkidsexpo.com

Cost: $5/adult. Free for children 12 and under.

Where:
Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN  38120
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Kids get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicle to touch, climb, and take pictures alongside. Go to http://www.facebook.com/GermantownCommunityLibrary or call 757-7323.

Cost: Free

Where:
Germantown Community Library
1925 Exeter Rd
Germantown, TN  38138
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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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A hula hoop class for children ages 6 and up. Kids learn fun new moves, get a healthy dose of movement, and play! Hoops provided at the studio. For details, go to...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Co-Motion Studio
416 N Cleveland
Memphis, TN  38104
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Sponsor: Co-Motion Studio
Telephone: 901-316-7733
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Memphis Pool presents this playground for children ages 5-12. Take a ride on the ZipKrooz, spin with your friends on the OmniSpin and Three Saddle Spinners, rock on the We-saw, climb on the...

Cost: Admission: $12 for museum, additional $3 for Outdoor PlaySpace.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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Watch the Backyard Wildlife Center's animal keepers feed the animals. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: Box Turtle. Wednesday: Red Tailed Hawk. Friday: Snakes. Visit...

Cost: Free with admission

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

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4th Annual Kentucky Derby: "A Day at the Races" charity event features live viewing of the race, a Derby-inspired dinner, a silent auction, live music by Reliance band, dancing, and a...

Cost: $75.

Where:
The Great Hall
1900 S.Germantown Rd.
Germantown, TN  38138
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Catch Little Mermaid in 2D at the IMAX theatre on Saturdays in May. Also showing on Memorial Day, May 25 at 4 p.m. For details, go to http://www.memphismuseums.org/cti_3d-events_programs/

Cost: $9/adult. $7/child ages 3-12.

Where:
Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38111
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An all new, free-flight bird show featuring over 30 different birds representing 17 different exotic species opens on February 28th. Show times during the week: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Show times...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN  38112
View map »

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Features children’s area with games and rides, live music, arts & crafts vendors, and food. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, from noon until 5 p.m. For details,...

Cost: Admission and parking are free

Where:
Historic Town Square
Collierville, TN  38017

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Reelfoot Lake State Park invites you to take the Scenic Pontoon Boat Tour as naturalists pilot the cruise and discuss the history of Reelfoot Lake. On your trip, you will see cypress...

Cost: 3 hour & Sunset Cruise: $10/adult $6/children under 16. 1 hour cruise: $6/person

Where:
Vistor Center/Ellington Assembly Hall @ Reelfoot Lake State Park
2595 HWY 21 E.
Tiptonville, TN  38079
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Managing Electronics at Camp

Is it the norm for a summer camp to have a strict electronics policy?
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Keep Baby's Skin Healthy

Use these tips and you'll tackle rashes, burns, and bites like a pro.
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Eye Strain from Computer Use and Learning Disabilities

Our Dear Teacher column for February 2015.
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Memphis' Jubilee Catholic Schools Network Goes to a Year-Round Calendar

Starting July 27th, the Jubilee Schools will begin a year-round education system.
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Satisfying Dumplings

Tasty treats your kids will love making.
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Great Buys on Baby Gear

Ka-ching! Save money on everything from the nursery and beyond.
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Tennessee Safari Park's Exotic Pet Vet

Caring for everything from antelope to zebras is this dad's calling.
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Can-Do Kid: Ethan Hurst

Whether swimming or beading, Ethan aims to win.
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