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

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.

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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. 

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."

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. 

...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.

...living 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!

2 days ago

Nashville's past, present converge at Woolworth on 5th

221 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville

    Nashville's past, present converge at Woolworth on 5th
    Before you go inside Woolworth on 5th, look at the enlarged black-and-white photograph displayed in the storefront window left of the entry. In that image, taken in 1960, is a young African-American man, standing outside this very location, holding a sign that says "Human Rights Before Profit."

May 17

Where to send the kids for Vacation Bible School in Williamson County

Location: 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood

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Location: 5711 Granny White Pike, Brentwood

    Where to send the kids for Vacation Bible School in Williamson County
    It's almost summertime, the time of year when area churches welcome children to participate in week-long activities such as Vacation Bible School. ClearView Baptist Church in Franklin takes a novel approach to Vacation Bible School - members volunteer to host Backyard Kids Clubs at their homes. The clubs are offered throughout June and July.

May 16

Lunch at Oak Steakhouse a more affordable indulgence

801 Clark Place, Nashville

    Lunch at Oak Steakhouse a more affordable indulgence
    Opened last June, the Indigo Road Hospitality Group's Oak Steakhouse quickly joined the city's ranks of stellar steakhouses, acclaimed not just for its succulent dry-aged Certified Angus Beef (CAB) steaks but also its sweeping contemporary interiors, refined service and incorporation of locally sourced ingredients in its bill of fare.

May 15

Review: 'Grease' is still the word at Studio Tenn

Where: Jamison Theater, The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road

    Review: 'Grease' is still the word at Studio Tenn
    Break out your poodle skirts and leather jackets, Nashville. Because Studio Tenn Theatre Company is closing its main-stage season with a polished production of "Grease" that you won't want to miss. Here are some of the best musical moments from opening night: Director/designer Matt Logan has done a fantastic job of balancing nostalgia with plenty of good old-fashioned star power.

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