May 25

Ms. Cheap's Guide to Summer 2018: 94 free things to do around Nashville

Radnor Lake State Park, 1160 Otter Creek Road, offers ranger-led hikes, birds of prey programs, reptile programs and canoe floats during the summer. The programs are free, but some have a reservation fee. 

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The super interactive "spray pad" at Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 6...

The 12th annual Hot Chicken Festival is July 4 at East Park, 700 Woodland St. The rain-or-shine event starts with a parade of fire trucks at 10:30 a.m. You can try free hot chicken samples from numerous local hot chicken establishments. There is live music and kids activities.

Bells Bend Nature Park, at 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., will celebrate its 10th birthday June 9 with a day of hikes and other programs. The park also has a Pioneer Game Day scheduled for 10 a.m. June 16 for ages 6-12 and other programs through the summer. 

The Franklin Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the back of The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road. In addition to the produce, it features live music and family events, including a tomato festival on July 14 and a watermelon festival on August 18.

Nashville's 24th annual Movies in the Park will be in Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., on Thursdays in June. The schedule includes: June 7, "Coco;" June 14, "Legally Blonde;" and...

The City of Franklin offers outdoor family movies at 8 p.m. at Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road. On June 22, it is "LEGO Ninjago Movie," and on July 13, it's "Descendants 2."

...largest inland stone fortification built during the Civil War. There's a visitor center at 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., which offers interpretative exhibits, interactive touch screens, artifact displays and videos about the Civil War...

...on 17th Avenue North across from M.L. King Magnet School. Kirkpatrick Sprayground is at 620 S. Ninth St. in East Nashville. Open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and...

The band will also play at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ's annual "One Nation Under God" concert at 6:30 p.m. July 1. There will be free ice cream and a professional fireworks display on the church lawn, 1949 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood.

This concert series from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in The Grove at Fontanel, 4241 Whites Creek Pike, runs through June 21. history event is June 23 at the historic Amqui Station and Visitor’s Center, 303 Madison St. The event includes the living history encampment, guest speakers, vendors, exhibits, a Stage Door Canteen...

There are plenty of local galleries, and many have receptions for exhibit openings. They include: Vanderbilt's Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Ave. S., where the exhibit through July 14 is "America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler."

Goodlettsville has a Music on Main summer concert series with live music, food trucks, and a kids zone from 6:30-8 p.m. at Goodlettsville City Hall, 105 S Main St. The lineup: June 7, Martin Family Circus; June 21, Adam Cunningham from "The Voice;" July 5 South Street Players; and July 19, TBD.

    Ms. Cheap's Guide to Summer 2018: 94 free things to do around Nashville
    If you are looking for free summer fun, my " Ms. Cheap Guide to Summer 2018" is the ticket. My guide features free Middle Tennessee concerts, festivals, movies, family programs, hikes and nature events, ideas for learning new things, plus a list of free places to get wet and cool off in the 14 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day!

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May 13

Nashville area high school sports region tournament schedule

Tuesday: Franklin at Overton; Dickson Co. at Brentwood

    Nashville area high school sports region tournament schedule
    CLOSE Monday: Trousdale Co. at South Pittsburg; Whitwell at Gordonsville, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Trousdale Co.-South Pittsburg winner vs. Whitwell-Gordonsville winner Monday: Cascade at Grace Christian; Eagleville has a bye Wednesday: Cascade-Grace Christian winner at Eagleville Monday: Culleoka at East Robertson, 7 p.m.; Houston Co. at Columbia Academy Wednesday: Culleoka-East Robertson winner vs.

May 10

Deals at Dollywood, Six Flags, Kentucky Kingdom and 4 other theme parks

Where: 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, Ga.

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Where: Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, in Louisville. 

    Deals at Dollywood, Six Flags, Kentucky Kingdom and 4 other theme parks
    CLOSE With theme park prices inching up year after year, finding the best deals makes sense. Here are seven not-too-far-away parks, along with some tidbits about what they offer and some tips for getting into each one for the best price. Where: 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

May 04

Your guide to Free Comic Book Day 2018 in Nashville, Clarksville and Middle Tennessee

3863 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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Nashville location: 2720 Old Lebanon Rd, Suite 104

Nashville location: 5400 Charlotte Ave

    Your guide to Free Comic Book Day 2018 in Nashville, Clarksville and Middle Tennessee
    CLOSE It's here again. Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, and plenty of stores around Nashville and Middle Tennessee are prepped and ready to help you celebrate and provide you with a story or two. Here's where to go to get your hands on some free comics, as well as what you should be expecting and what other sort of sales stores may be having.


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