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The kids will be home from school for multiple days this week, and you’ll be ready to get out and enjoy each other not in your house. You’d think there’d be a lull in the free and cheap scene this week, but there’s plenty to choose from this long Thanksgiving weekend: Get out for a run befor…

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As these days get dark and the weather turns cold, this next week brings some opportunities to stay toasty. In light of Thanksgiving, there’s the chance to see the film "Gather" at the public library, and a meteor shower viewing tied to a thankfulness-themed bonfire. There’s also the chance …

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We know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but this week brings the chance to get into the holiday spirit a little early. Is it too much to start shopping? To see Christmas lights? To take the kids to see Ol’ Saint Nick? We happen to think it’s never too early for anything that brings you joy.

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It's spooky season, and there’s no shortage of Halloween festivities to take part in with the goblins and ghouls. Get out and take in all that is PumpkinFest in Franklin along with thousands of other festival goers. Or check out a couple free creepy movie screenings at a plant sale or brewer…

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As the leaves begin to change and turn even the shortest drive into a hunt for beautiful colors, there are several opportunities to enjoy the fall season. Take the family out to learn about the state’s landscapes, go to Shelby Park to see the leaves in person or learn more about the science …

It’s officially October, which means the beginning of true fall and, of course, the beginning of hockey season. In this week’s installment, you can watch the Preds downtown on a big screen, take the kids to a bilingual storytime or take the family to a festival that pays homage to all of the…

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The lovely shock of cooler weather a couple days this week, along with the actual first day of fall, is coming alongside some chances to engage in fall fun with the family: In this week’s installment, you can plan a night away from the kids at a Parents Night Out, check out a family church c…

The end of September is approaching quickly, and the cooler temps are making going outside more bearable. This week we are featuring a little of the indoor and out: You can go dance at the Nashville Ballet at a free class, celebrate Hispanic culture at the Adventure Science Center or relax o…

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September is absolutely packed with family-friendly events in the Middle Tennessee area. And it’s a wide spectrum in this week’s edition of Five Free and Cheap things: You can check out art for a good cause at Starry Night, learn some karate at a free workshop or take the whole family for an…

Fall brings lots of chances for fun in the Middle Tennessee area. From a fest at a spooky old mansion to a geocaching expedition to the chance to check out some cool heavy machinery, there’s plenty for the family to get into.

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The 26th annual Chukkers for Charity polo match will take place at Orrin Ingram’s Riverview Farm on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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After spending years upon years of photographing birds and learning about all the species on a daily basis, Leipers Fork resident Nathan Collie has just released his latest book that includes photos of 172 different birds and all the details that describe them.

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As we move towards Labor Day, there is a noticeable difference in the amount of daylight in the evenings and as the temperatures and humidity start to become milder, spending time outside is about to become much more enjoyable! 

It’s said that you can learn something about a person by examining their bookshelves, noting the authors and the topics of interest. If that’s true, then you can probably learn even more about a writer by looking at his bookshelves.

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A daily newsletter to which I subscribe poses a question to readers at the end of each installment, sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical and sometimes mundane.