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.

 

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Events Calendar

February 2015

Participating bowling centers include Winchester Bowl, FunQuest Lanes, Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes and Strike Zone Lanes. Benefits the Junior Achievement of Memphis and the...

Cost: Teams of 5 raise $350 minimum. Individuals:$150 minimum.

Where:
Bowling Centers
Memphis, TN

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Top choreographers present a symphony of struggles and triumphs. Pay-what-you-can Community Day: Saturday, February 21, at 2 p.m. Regular admission: Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday 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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Tours available seven days a week through the end of February. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Special programs on Saturdays at 7 p.m. include eagles, Reelfoot Lake...

Cost: $5/person for eagle tours. Reservations.

Where:
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Tiptonville, TN

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An annual juried exhibition from the Society of Illustrators in New York showcases 40 selected pieces from the original exhibition. The Memphis Public Library partners with Memphis College of Art...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

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For the 25th annual Gold Heart Pin campaign, Despicable Me has collaborated with The Variety Club children's charity to create limited edition pins featuring The Minions. Visit...

Cost: $3. Benefits The Variety Club.

Where:
At Malco Theatres in TN, AR, MS, KY, MO, and LA
, TN

More information

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is a year-round development program geared towards high school students residing in one of the seven city council districts. It engages nearly 500 students...

Cost: Free.

Where:
City of Memphis Office of Youth Services
315 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

This Broadway production features animals brought to life by over 40 cast members and includes Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of...

Cost: Tickets start at $34

Where:
The Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
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Desoto Family Theatre brings this film musical to life. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit http://www.dftonline.org or call (662)-470-2131.

Cost: $18-$30. Group discounts available

Where:
Landers Center Theatre
4560 Venture Dr
Southaven, MS  38671
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For the 25th annual Gold Heart Pin campaign, Despicable Me has collaborated with The Variety Club children's charity to create limited edition pins featuring The Minions. Visit...

Cost: $3. Benefits The Variety Club.

Where:
At Malco Theatres in TN, AR, MS, KY, MO, and LA
, TN

More information

Tours available seven days a week through the end of February. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Special programs on Saturdays at 7 p.m. include eagles, Reelfoot Lake...

Cost: $5/person for eagle tours. Reservations.

Where:
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Tiptonville, TN

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An annual juried exhibition from the Society of Illustrators in New York showcases 40 selected pieces from the original exhibition. The Memphis Public Library partners with Memphis College of Art...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is a year-round development program geared towards high school students residing in one of the seven city council districts. It engages nearly 500 students...

Cost: Free.

Where:
City of Memphis Office of Youth Services
315 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN  38104
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Children ages 2-5 are invited to join for stories, music & movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes in My Big Backyard. Semester Theme: How Does Your Garden Grow? Mother...

Cost: 6-class semester fee: $70. Individual session: $13.

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
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Children ages 2-4 are invited to join for story time, activities, and snacks. Visit http://www.dixon.org or call 761-5250.

Cost: $8. 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. 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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Parents learn about child development and effective ways to communicate, developing empathy and practicing new skills in making and enforcing rules, and giving praise and encouragement. RSVP to...

Cost: Free. Light refreshments provided.

Where:
Christ Community Health Services-Families Matter
2595 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN  38104
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Over 100 colleges and universities will be present at this event. Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, from 9-11:30 a.m. Visit http://www.nacacnet.org or call (703)-299-6823.

Cost: Free

Where:
Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN  38120
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More information

Tours available seven days a week through the end of February. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Special programs on Saturdays at 7 p.m. include eagles, Reelfoot Lake...

Cost: $5/person for eagle tours. Reservations.

Where:
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Tiptonville, TN

More information

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is a year-round development program geared towards high school students residing in one of the seven city council districts. It engages nearly 500 students...

Cost: Free.

Where:
City of Memphis Office of Youth Services
315 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

This Broadway production features animals brought to life by over 40 cast members and includes Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of...

Cost: Tickets start at $34

Where:
The Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
View map »

More information

For the 25th annual Gold Heart Pin campaign, Despicable Me has collaborated with The Variety Club children's charity to create limited edition pins featuring The Minions. Visit...

Cost: $3. Benefits The Variety Club.

Where:
At Malco Theatres in TN, AR, MS, KY, MO, and LA
, TN

More information

An annual juried exhibition from the Society of Illustrators in New York showcases 40 selected pieces from the original exhibition. The Memphis Public Library partners with Memphis College of Art...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

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Children ages 2-5 are invited to join for stories, music & movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes in My Big Backyard. Semester Theme: How Does Your Garden Grow? Mother...

Cost: 6-class semester fee: $70. Individual session: $13.

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
View map »

More information

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 »

More information

For the 25th annual Gold Heart Pin campaign, Despicable Me has collaborated with The Variety Club children's charity to create limited edition pins featuring The Minions. Visit...

Cost: $3. Benefits The Variety Club.

Where:
At Malco Theatres in TN, AR, MS, KY, MO, and LA
, TN

More information

An annual juried exhibition from the Society of Illustrators in New York showcases 40 selected pieces from the original exhibition. The Memphis Public Library partners with Memphis College of Art...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

Tours available seven days a week through the end of February. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Special programs on Saturdays at 7 p.m. include eagles, Reelfoot Lake...

Cost: $5/person for eagle tours. Reservations.

Where:
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Tiptonville, TN

More information

This Broadway production features animals brought to life by over 40 cast members and includes Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of...

Cost: Tickets start at $34

Where:
The Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
View map »

More information

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is a year-round development program geared towards high school students residing in one of the seven city council districts. It engages nearly 500 students...

Cost: Free.

Where:
City of Memphis Office of Youth Services
315 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

Over 100 colleges and universities will be present at this event. Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, from 9-11:30 a.m. Visit http://www.nacacnet.org or call (703)-299-6823.

Cost: Free

Where:
Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN  38120
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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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The taiko drumming pioneers turn traditional Japanese music into a stunning performance. Visit http://www.GPACweb.com or call 751-7500.

Cost: Tickets start at $35

Where:
GPAC
1801 Exeter Rd
Germantown, TN  38138
View map »

More information

For the 25th annual Gold Heart Pin campaign, Despicable Me has collaborated with The Variety Club children's charity to create limited edition pins featuring The Minions. Visit...

Cost: $3. Benefits The Variety Club.

Where:
At Malco Theatres in TN, AR, MS, KY, MO, and LA
, TN

More information

TheatreKids presents this lively musical adaptation of the 1984 film. Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m.Visit http://www.bpacc.org or call 385-6440

Cost: $8

Where:
BPACC
3633 Aplling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
View map »

More information

Tours available seven days a week through the end of February. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Special programs on Saturdays at 7 p.m. include eagles, Reelfoot Lake...

Cost: $5/person for eagle tours. Reservations.

Where:
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Tiptonville, TN

More information

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is a year-round development program geared towards high school students residing in one of the seven city council districts. It engages nearly 500 students...

Cost: Free.

Where:
City of Memphis Office of Youth Services
315 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

An annual juried exhibition from the Society of Illustrators in New York showcases 40 selected pieces from the original exhibition. The Memphis Public Library partners with Memphis College of Art...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

This Broadway production features animals brought to life by over 40 cast members and includes Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of...

Cost: Tickets start at $34

Where:
The Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
View map »

More information

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Toddlers are invited to join for stories on Fridays. Feb. 13: Valentine's Day. Feb. 20: Presidents & Community Leaders. Feb. 27: Community Helpers.Visit...

Cost: Free

Where:
Morton Museum of Collierville History
196 N. Main Street
Collierville, TN  38017
View map »

More information

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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Celebrate winter with campfires, songs, stories, a craft, and outdoor fun. Hot dogs, ciders, and s'mores provided. Tickets online at http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com or call 636-4131 to...

Cost: $15

Where:
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN  38117
View map »

More information

This Broadway production features animals brought to life by over 40 cast members and includes Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of...

Cost: Tickets start at $34

Where:
The Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
View map »

More information

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is a year-round development program geared towards high school students residing in one of the seven city council districts. It engages nearly 500 students...

Cost: Free.

Where:
City of Memphis Office of Youth Services
315 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

Tours available seven days a week through the end of February. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Special programs on Saturdays at 7 p.m. include eagles, Reelfoot Lake...

Cost: $5/person for eagle tours. Reservations.

Where:
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Tiptonville, TN

More information

For the 25th annual Gold Heart Pin campaign, Despicable Me has collaborated with The Variety Club children's charity to create limited edition pins featuring The Minions. Visit...

Cost: $3. Benefits The Variety Club.

Where:
At Malco Theatres in TN, AR, MS, KY, MO, and LA
, TN

More information

TheatreKids presents this lively musical adaptation of the 1984 film. Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m.Visit http://www.bpacc.org or call 385-6440

Cost: $8

Where:
BPACC
3633 Aplling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
View map »

More information

An educational program offered to enhance communication between mothers and their pre-teen daughters about sexuality, family values, decision making, and responsibility. Friday class for moms...

Cost: $60

Where:
Women's and Children's Pavilion @ Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
7691 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN  38138
View map »

More information

An annual juried exhibition from the Society of Illustrators in New York showcases 40 selected pieces from the original exhibition. The Memphis Public Library partners with Memphis College of Art...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
View map »

More information

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This 8th annual event organized by the Hutchison junior class features over 60 vendors. Children can participate in a cheer clinic while parents shop. Visit...

Cost: Free. Lunch available for purchase.

Where:
Hutchison School
1740 Ridgeway Road
Memphis, TN  38119
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Power of Kindness, an inspirational presentation by Ed Horrell, founder of the non-profit initiative The Kindness Revolution. Drop off food for Collierville Food Pantry. Presentation at 10:30 a.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Morton Museum of Collierville History
196 N. Main Street
Collierville, TN  38017
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Join the musical families of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra as they present a story set to music. Visit http://www.memphissymphony.org or call 537-2500.

Cost: Free

Where:
At area libraries including Central, Bartlett, Cordova, Germantown, and Collierville
Memphis, TN

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Celebrate Black History Month listening to I Am Rosa Parks and I Am Jackie Robinson. For details, call 386-2468.

Cost: Free

Where:
Wolfchase Barnes & Noble
2774 N. Germantown Pkwy
Memphis, TN  38133
View map »

More information

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 »

More information

CMOM and The Fusion Fitness Team join to educate mothers and caregivers on the importance of health and fitness during all stages of prenatal and post-partum development. Also includes special...

Cost: Free with admission

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

More information

Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) is a year-round development program geared towards high school students residing in one of the seven city council districts. It engages nearly 500 students...

Cost: Free.

Where:
City of Memphis Office of Youth Services
315 S. Hollywood
Memphis, TN  38104
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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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An annual juried exhibition from the Society of Illustrators in New York showcases 40 selected pieces from the original exhibition. The Memphis Public Library partners with Memphis College of Art...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Memphis College of Art
1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
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An educational program offered to enhance communication between mothers and their pre-teen daughters about sexuality, family values, decision making, and responsibility. Friday class for moms...

Cost: $60

Where:
Women's and Children's Pavilion @ Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
7691 Poplar Avenue
Germantown, TN  38138
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TheatreKids presents this lively musical adaptation of the 1984 film. Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m.Visit http://www.bpacc.org or call 385-6440

Cost: $8

Where:
BPACC
3633 Aplling Road
Bartlett, TN  38133
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Participating bowling centers include Winchester Bowl, FunQuest Lanes, Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes and Strike Zone Lanes. Benefits the Junior Achievement of Memphis and the...

Cost: Teams of 5 raise $350 minimum. Individuals:$150 minimum.

Where:
Bowling Centers
Memphis, TN

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For the 25th annual Gold Heart Pin campaign, Despicable Me has collaborated with The Variety Club children's charity to create limited edition pins featuring The Minions. Visit...

Cost: $3. Benefits The Variety Club.

Where:
At Malco Theatres in TN, AR, MS, KY, MO, and LA
, TN

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Tours available seven days a week through the end of February. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Special programs on Saturdays at 7 p.m. include eagles, Reelfoot Lake...

Cost: $5/person for eagle tours. Reservations.

Where:
Reelfoot Lake State Park
Tiptonville, TN

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This Broadway production features animals brought to life by over 40 cast members and includes Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Circle of...

Cost: Tickets start at $34

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