*Tornado Relief Efforts*
Continue to follow along with the following organizations for additional ways to volunteer and for donation needs.
- Hands On Nashville
- Community Resource Center
- West Nashville Dream Center
- Gideon’s Army
- Second Harvest
- Shower Up
- Nashville Humane Society
- United Way Nashville
- Salvation Army
- Buy a “I Believe in Nashville” tee
- Local businesses that are contributing and taking donations
And while Nashville rebuilds, it is so important for us all to continue to invest in our community by attending local events and supporting all of our wonderful businesses all while taking precautions on COVID-19. Stay up to date on the latest news here.
Here are some family friendly events happening in the next few days.
- Explore the newest feature at Cheekwood-The Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden! The garden opening coincides with the start of our annual Cheekwood in Bloom spring festival featuring over 150,000 blooms spreading color throughout the estate. Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday. Come out for family art and garden activities, storytime, and more from 10 AM – 2 PM. The new two-acre Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden brings a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience to Cheekwood. Blending art with nature, the Children’s Garden will be an interactive and educational outdoor experience that celebrates Cheekwood’s legacy and identity through play and discovery. Designed with families in mind, visitors can explore private garden rooms, secret nooks, hidden spaces and water features, including a Turtle Pond, Wishing Well, Art Studio, Labyrinth, and Adventure Walk designed especially for toddlers with a Tea House, Story Tree, Fairy Garden and more! Read about our experience here.
- Every Saturday
- Plaza Mariachi
- Art, story time, music, dancing and kid friendly activities.
- Through May 24th
- Nashville Children’s Theater
- Mama and Buddy Bear invite you and your “youngin” to a unique theatrical experience which places parents and their little ones in an intimate and magical playground where they are a part of the action, The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. When complications arise with Mama’s Special Surprise, the Bear Family sets off on a plan, with the audience’s assistance, to make all that is wrong right again. Join them in the festivities as they prepare to dine, dance The Teddy Bear, and deliver an unforgettable day!
- March 6th through April 5th
- Country Music Hall of Fame
- Students are invited to explore the Museum during Spring Break through fun activities exploring the theme “collaboration.” All K–12 students receive a spring break activity pack full of cool keepsakes to use in the galleries with friends or family, free with museum admission. Request a pack at the museum box office, then use the activities to check out the exhibitions.
*Spring Break Camp Opportunities*
- Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th
- Nashville Children’s Theater
- Week-long Camps encourage students to exercise their natural creativity through foundational acting work of body, voice, and imagination. Class content is created with age development in mind and all classes share their work on Friday afternoon. Drama Makers share at 2:30 pm all other classes at 3 pm. Drama Makers (ages 4-5), Broadway Buddies (ages 6-7), Fairy Tale Frenzy (ages 6-7), Myths and Legends (ages 8-10) and Acting (ages 11-16) Register for Spring Break Camp here.
- VIP Sale-Tuesday, March 31st, Public Sale-April 1st, Half Price-April 2nd
- The Bedford
- Well-Dressed Nashville is an elevated closet sale where you can score great staples and beautiful statement pieces twice a year! We have a wide variety of clothing, shoes, and purses. This truly is the ultimate style event. We are raiding the closets of some of the most fashionable Nashvillians for you to shop. But, this isn’t just a clothing sale. It’s an experience. And MOST IMPORTANTLY, it’s an opportunity to build community and connect with other amazing women in our extraordinary city! A portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit Tennessee Kids Belong, a foster care initiative
Stories from the Heart will be held at the Loveless Barn on April 26th at 6:00 pm. The event will help Faithfully Restored gain the support necessary to further our mission while also promoting organ donation. Jamie Heard serves as the Executive Director of Faithfully Restored. When her son, William, passed away in December 2015, the family was presented with the option of organ donation. William’s heart was matched to an eighteen-month-old girl from Chicago named Ava. At the event, Amie, Ava’s mom, and Jamie will sit down with Elisabeth Hasselbeck to share the donor and recipient sides of organ donation.
In addition, guests will be treated to three of Nashville’s most talented and accomplished songwriters. Luke Laird, Lee Thomas Miller and Jordan Reynolds will be performing a few of their hit songs and sharing the stories behind them.
Loveless’s famous biscuit bar and dessert will be provided. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. It will be a night full of inspirational stories and incredible entertainment. We hope to see you there!
Grab your ticket here!