Family Choice Awards 2012

Our annual Family Choice Awards gives you, our readers, the opportunity to weigh in on who you think does the best job in our city when it comes to serving families. It’s not an easy task, trying to meet the demands of choosy consumers, especially parents, who are constantly on the go.

But each year, lots of you share your opinions with us, weighing in on everything from your favorite pediatricians and kids clothing stores, to the restaurants that serve the best pizza and barbeque. From thousands of votes, we crunch the numbers to determine the Family Choice Award winners for 2012.

We know you appreciate those service providers that hit your sweet spot. Here, we salute the many outlets that you deem go above and beyond the call of duty by providing the best service, to adults and kids alike.  

This year we also introduce several new categories, including Best Parents Day Out programs, Best Afterschool Arts and Sports programs, Best Children's Consignment Store, Best Overnight Camp, and Best Spa for Moms, to name a few. We hope our listings will give you some ideas of places to try when you’re looking for new services for your family.

Finally, congrats to all the winners; whether gold, silver, or bronze, your excellence has been noted.

 

FUN PLACES TO GO

Best FREE Family Outing

Gold: Woodland Discovery Playground,
Shelby Farms
Silver: Levitt Shell
Bronze: Memphis Zoo, Free Tuesdays

Anything free is hard to beat. But even better are those destinations that provide a quality experience, too, which is exactly what these winners deliver. From the new playground at Shelby Farms to free concerts at the Shell or a stroll through the zoo, these attractions serve up plenty of fun that's free. Salute!

Best Family Day Trip

Gold: Memphis Zoo
Silver: Pickwick Lake
Bronze: Cedar Hill Farms

Don't you love discovering getaways that don’t require going too far yet still manage to transport you? If you haven’t visited these winners yet, put them on your to-do list.

 

FAMILY SHOPPING

Best Locally Owned 
Children’s Store

Gold: Cotton Tails
Silver: Chocolate Soup
Bronze: Itty Bitty Bella

Whether you want to your kids to look fashionable or just plain cute, you’ll find a great selection at these fine shops.

NEW • Best Kids 
Consignment Store

Gold: Once Upon A Child
Silver: Summer Kids
Bronze: TIE • Rhea Lana’s & Children’s Consignment

Gently-worn clothes are just the ticket when your kids are growing like weeds. Readers say these consignment businesses offer both variety and good quality merchandise for tots of all ages.  

Best Place to Buy Toys

Gold: Village Toy Maker
Silver:Summer Kids
Bronze: Trains and Tiaras

Every city needs a few stores that carry quality toys at a reasonable price. The Village Toymaker, their homey shops bulging with goodies, wins gold for good reason: you’ll always find a fabulous selection of interesting toys. The hardest part might just be making a decision. Congrats as well to our new silver and bronze winners. Welcome!

Best Maternity Store

Gold:  A Pea in a Pod
Silver: Haute Mama
Bronze: Summer Kids

Classy, sassy, repeat!

Best Store for Baby Gifts

Gold:  Cotton Tails  
Silver: Itty Bitty Bella
Bronze:  TIE • Spoiled Sweet &
Woman’s Exchange of Memphis

Who doesn’t want to arrive with the cutest item at a baby shower? Thankfully, these destinations provide plenty of captivating possibilities. Who says babies shouldn’t be spoiled?

Best Store for Children’s Gifts

Gold:  Village Toymaker
Silver: Booksellers of Laurelwood
Bronze:  Itty Bitty Bella

NEW• Best Place to Buy 
Baby’s Clothes

Gold: Cotton Tails
Silver: Itty Bitty Bella
Bronze: Woman’s Exchange of Memphis

Whether you’re looking for traditional christening gowns or trendier togs, readers tell us these shops offer a great selection of layette and baby clothes. Hats off to gold winner Cotton Tails, which continues to be the go-to store for fashion-savvy shoppers. Close on its heels is Itty Bitty Bella, which also carries a great collection of strollers, and the Women’s Exchange, with lots of hand-stitched items.

 

FOOD

Best Restaurant with Kids

Gold: Huey’s
Silver: Chick-Fil-A
Bronze: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

When you’ve got a picky eater at home, it always helps to have a go-to place (besides Mom's kitchen) where the food is predictably good. If you haven’t visited these restaurants yet, treat your family tonight. Our readers think they’re tops.

Best Restaurant without Kids

Gold: Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
Silver: TIE • Restaurant Iris & Jim’s Place Restaurant and Bar 

Bronze: Ruth's Chris Steak House

All parents need an elegant night out on occasion. Our readers tell us these winners offer ambiance, tasty offerings, and a no-bicker zone. Ahh.  

Best Healthy Kids’ Menu

Gold: Jason’s Deli
Silver: Holiday Ham

Bronze:  Panera Bread

Memphis is lucky to have a growing number of contenders in this category. These three eateries offer food that not only tastes good, but is good for you.

Best Pizza Place

Gold:  Memphis Pizza Cafe
Silver: Mellow Mushroom

Bronze:  Russo’s New York Pizzeria

Whether it's thick crust, thin crust, or something in between, your pizza officianados will leave the table with a smile on their face after gnoshing at these fine pizzerias.

Best Barbecue

Gold: Central BBQ Memphis
Silver: Germantown Commissary
Bronze: Corky’s

With their latest downtown eatery now open, Central BBQ leads the pack in smoky deliciousness. When it comes to 'cue, these three know how to serve it up.

Best Ice Cream

Gold: Baskin-Robbins
Silver: YoLo Frozen Yogurt
Bronze: Ben and Jerry’s

In a word: Yum.

 

SERVICES

Best Kids’ Party Destination

Gold:  Sky Zone Sports    
Silver: Pump It Up
Bronze: Memphis Zoo

Although fairly new to Memphis, Sky Zone has captured the imagination of kids young and old who love to move. Pump It Up follows in their tracks; for a quality outdoor experience, our Memphis Zoo is hard to beat.

Best Kids’ Party Entertainment

Gold: Music for Aardvarks
Silver: Sky Zone Sports
Bronze:  Pump It Up

Kids live to wiggle and Mr. Joe, with Music for Aardvarks, gives them something to sing and shout about. Congrats to the Aardvarks and all our winners!

Best Bakery for Birthday Cakes

Gold: Muddy’s Bake Shop
Silver: Miss Muff’n Bakery  
Bronze: Kay’s Bakery

If you’ve been looking for a new place to pick up something tasty for your birthday boy or girl, your search is over.   

Best Salon for Kids’ Haircuts

Gold: Sports Clips
Silver: Super Cuts
Bronze:  Fantastic Sam’s

Looks like the price is right when it comes to finding stylists who will work with squirmy kids. Our readers endorse these fine outlets, which shape bedheads into things of beauty.

NEW• Best Spa for Mom

Gold: Gould’s
Silver: Germantown Day Spa
Bronze: Pavo

The best way to take care of your family is to take care of yourself. A visit to Gould's will give weary moms a place to relax and rejuvenate. Ahh...

Best Pediatrician

Gold: Dr. Chris Hanson, Laurelwood Pediatrics
Silver: Dr. Landon Pendergrass, Pediatric Consultants
Bronze:  Dr. Aimee Christian, Memphis Pediatrics

This is always a hotly contested category, with many doctors receiving votes. But those who came in on top had the most ardent followers. Congratulations, all.

Best Pediatric Dentist

Gold: Dr. Bradley Wilkinson
Silver: Dr. Meade Moore
Bronze: Dr. Michael Blen
We also had many dentists mentioned in this category, so congrats to these winners for coming out on top.

Best Orthodontist

Gold: Dr. Danny Weiss
Silver: Dr. Stanley Werner
Bronze:  Dr. Gregory Wilkinson

 

BEST OF THE CITY

Best Hospital

Gold: TIE • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Methodist-Le Bonheur Germantown
Silver: Baptist Memorial Hospital
Bronze: Methodist Hospital

We are blessed to live in a city that offers excellent medical care.  

NEW • Best Place to Have Your Baby

Gold:  Baptist Women’s Hospital
Silver: Methodist Germantown
Bronze:  Baptist  

A good birth experience is what these hospitals deliver.

Best Public School

Gold: White Station High School
Silver: Crosswind Elementary   

Bronze: Grahamwood Elementary

This category always yields a lengthy list of schools. But this year, it was White Station High that took the gold, just passing Crosswind Elementary. Grahamwood Elementary nosed out several other strong contenders to remain in the bronze position. But as any parent will tell you, a school is only good as its principal and teachers. Hats off to these educators, our readers voted you number one.

Best Private School

Gold: Woodland Presbyterian  

Silver: Grace St. Luke’s
Bronze: Briarcrest Christian School

Always a horse race, this year was no exception. But Woodland Presbyterian managed to stay out in front again this year, successfully winning gold. Grace St. Luke’s came in a strong second, and Briarcrest Christian fended off the competition to retain their bronze finish.  

Best Field Trip for Kids

Gold: Memphis Zoo
Silver: Memphis Botanic Garden
Bronze: Children’s Museum of Memphis

Field trips are more difficult to pull off these days, which is why having destinations that offer strong programming is so important. The zoo and botanic garden help kids learn about nature and animals, and CMOM, which just edged out the Pink Palace for the bronze, gives kids a glimpse into the grown-up world. Kudos to all, you do a great job educating (and entertaining) young learners.

Best Day Care


Gold: Memphis Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Center  
Silver: Lindenwood Christian Child Care
Bronze: We Love Kids Learning Center

Ask any parent what they need when children are young and quality childcare is often their response. Thankfully, the landscape has improved dramatically since we began this survey a decade ago. This year’s finish highlights some of the best: Memphis Jewish Community Center, which roared back to reclaim gold, followed closely by Lindenwood Christian and We Love Kids with bronze.

NEW • Best Parent’s Day 
Out Programs

Gold: Mullins United Methodist Church
Silver: Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal
Bronze:  Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Perfect when children are young and mom needs a breather during the week.

NEW • Best After-school Performing Arts Program

Gold: Music for Aardvarks
Silver: TIE • New Ballet Ensemble & Playhouse on the Square
Bronze: TIE • Briarcrest Performing Arts School & Hutchison Center for Excellence

Kids love to create and these programs give them lots of potential outlets.  

NEW • Best After-school Sports Program

Gold: TIE • Briarcrest & Memphis Jewish Community Center
Silver: TIE • Grace St. Luke’s & Holy Rosary
Bronze: Soccer Ole

NEW • Best Overnight Camp

Gold: Victory Ranch
Silver: Camp Bear Track
Bronze: Pinecrest

Camp is the place kids can not only make new friends, but discover new talents in themselves. These winners help kids discover a new home away from home.

NEW • Best Recreational Outing

Gold: Shelby Farms
Silver: Memphis Zoo
Bronze: The Green Line

For health and fitness fun, our readers say these destinations rock.

Best Annual Event for Families

Gold:  Zoo Boo
Silver: Memphis Italian Fest   
Bronze:  Memphis in May

Zoo Boo continues to bring home the gold in this popular field. An annual Halloween tradition, it's one that's sure to please.

Best Tourist Attraction

Gold: Memphis Zoo
Silver: Graceland
Bronze:  Beale Street

Three destinations that say Memphis.

Best Local Blog

Gold: Eastmemphismoms.blogspot.com
Silver: ILoveMemphisblog.com
Bronze: diningwithmonkeys.blogspot.com

These informational bloggers talk about the best places to visit, eat, and have fun with your family. Bookmark them — along with memphisparent.com, 
of course!

Best Local Role Model

Gold:  Coach Josh Pastner, University of Memphis Tiger Basketball Coach
Silver: Memphis Mayor AC Wharton
Bronze: TIE • Penny Hardaway, Minority Owner, Memphis Grizzlies & WMC Weatherman Dave Brown

Sports, weather, and civic leaders are the folks our readers look up to. Kudos to all.

 

 

Events Calendar

August 2014

Spray Park exhibit has 40 sprayers to keep families cool and escape the summer heat. Visit http://www.cmom.com or call 458-2678.

Cost: $12. Does not include museum admission.Special combo ticket available.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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More information

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
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

Folk music on six indoor and outdoor stages, arts & crafts, dance and cooking demonstrations, a storyteller's corner, and heritage fest for kids....

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Street from Peabody Place to Union Avenue
Memphis, TN  38103

More information

Features live music, midway rides, crafts, culinary delights, Delta Livestock Show, contests, kids' zone, and fair food. Visit http://www.deltafest.com or call 213-7469.

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. Midway Wrist Band: $25. Call for discounts.

Where:
The Agricenter Expo Center
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN  38120
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Spray Park exhibit has 40 sprayers to keep families cool and escape the summer heat. Visit http://www.cmom.com or call 458-2678.

Cost: $12. Does not include museum admission.Special combo ticket available.

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

More information

Features live music, midway rides, crafts, culinary delights, Delta Livestock Show, contests, kids' zone, and fair food. Visit http://www.deltafest.com or call 213-7469.

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. Midway Wrist Band: $25. Call for discounts.

Where:
The Agricenter Expo Center
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN  38120
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

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
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

The 12th annual walk/run features contests for the fastest runner, funniest costume, and participants prize. Registration at 7:30 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m. Five winners receive Free Chick-fil-A...

Cost: $30/individual. $90/family of four. Includes performance tee and two free coupon

Where:
AutoZone Park
200 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN  38103
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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
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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

Features live music, midway rides, crafts, culinary delights, Delta Livestock Show, contests, kids' zone, and fair food. Visit http://www.deltafest.com or call 213-7469.

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. Midway Wrist Band: $25. Call for discounts.

Where:
The Agricenter Expo Center
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN  38120
View map »

More information

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
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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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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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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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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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 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
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

Features live music, midway rides, crafts, culinary delights, Delta Livestock Show, contests, kids' zone, and fair food. Visit http://www.deltafest.com or call 213-7469.

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. Midway Wrist Band: $25. Call for discounts.

Where:
The Agricenter Expo Center
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN  38120
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

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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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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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More information

Make your own little puppet theater. 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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Make your own little puppet theater. 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 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

Features live music, midway rides, crafts, culinary delights, Delta Livestock Show, contests, kids' zone, and fair food. Visit http://www.deltafest.com or call 213-7469.

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. Midway Wrist Band: $25. Call for discounts.

Where:
The Agricenter Expo Center
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN  38120
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

More information

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
View map »

More information

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Festivities include hummingbird banding, live animal shows, expert speakers, kid's nature activity tent, guided wagon rides, nature walks, native plant sale, Nature Trade Show, and...

Cost: $15/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. 12 passenger vehicle: $10/adult, driver is free.

Where:
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
285 Plains Road
Holly Springs, MS  38635
View map »

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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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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
View map »

More information

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
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

Features live music, midway rides, crafts, culinary delights, Delta Livestock Show, contests, kids' zone, and fair food. Visit http://www.deltafest.com or call 213-7469.

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. Midway Wrist Band: $25. Call for discounts.

Where:
The Agricenter Expo Center
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN  38120
View map »

More information

Series includes popular titles, double features, girls' night out favorites, sing-alongs, and family matinees. Pre-movie activities include movie trivia, costume contests, photo booths,...

Cost: $7/adult. $5/child under 12. Package and group discounts available.

Where:
The Orpheum
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
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

Show More...
Show Less...

Festivities include hummingbird banding, live animal shows, expert speakers, kid's nature activity tent, guided wagon rides, nature walks, native plant sale, Nature Trade Show, and...

Cost: $15/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. 12 passenger vehicle: $10/adult, driver is free.

Where:
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
285 Plains Road
Holly Springs, MS  38635
View map »

More information

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

At the Grandparent's Month Celebration, play a classic family game, create a family tree, make a Grandparent's Day gift, get your face painted, participate in generations look-a-like...

Cost: $12/person.

Where:
CMOM
2525 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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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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More information

This annual local music festival taking place for three days features a family-friendly event on Saturday. The festivities include music from the Stax Academy Band, Mighty Souls Brass Band, the...

Cost: For tickets, call 272-7170.

Where:
Tower Courtyard at Overton Square
1995 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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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 43rd annual festival features over 400 arts and crafts vendors, kiddie rides, live stage entertainment, community attractions, games, and new car exhibits on display. The Running of the...

Cost: Free. Shuttle service available from Union University and GPAC.

Where:
Germantown Civic Club Complex
7745 Poplar Pike
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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Features live music, midway rides, crafts, culinary delights, Delta Livestock Show, contests, kids' zone, and fair food. Visit http://www.deltafest.com or call 213-7469.

Cost: $10/adult. $5/child ages 5-12. Midway Wrist Band: $25. Call for discounts.

Where:
The Agricenter Expo Center
7777 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN  38120
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Join for open house on August 16, 23, & 30, from 11:30-1:30 p.m. August 28, from 6-8 p.m. and September 6, from noon until 2 p.m. Visit http://www.balletonwheels.org or call 870-4348.

Cost: Free

Where:
Ballet on Wheels Dance School & Company
1015 South Cooper St. # 200
Memphis, TN  38104
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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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Ballet Memphis brings Mark Godden's Midsummer Night's Dream outdoors to the new Jim Duncan Stage at the garden. Features fireflies, fairies, mischief, magic, and activities for the...

Cost: Call for tickets.

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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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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