Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Kids Day – “Water Day”

Kids Day Water Day

WHAT: The City of Franklin hosts a series of Kids Days at Pinkerton Park during the summer. The upcoming Kids Day is Water Day! Cool down from the summer heat on Water Day! Light snacks will be provided, along with entertainment that is plenty of fun for the entire family.

WHERE: Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 9am – 12pm

2. GIFFT Wine Tasting with Kathie Lee Gifford

GIFFT Wine Tasting with Kathie Lee Gifford

WHAT: Friendship, love, laughter… it’s a GIFFT! Join Kathie Lee Gifford at Circa Grill on Thursday, July 25th for a wine tasting featuring her brand of wines, GIFFT by Kathie Lee Gifford. The event will feature four varietals of GIFFT wines; Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Red Blend and Rosé. The cost is $35 per person which includes an appetizer plate with custom pairings for each wine.

Call 615-614-2079 to reserve your spot.

WHEN: Thursday, July 25, 6:30pm – 9pm

WHERE: Circa, 1549 Thompson Station Rd W, Thompsons Station

3. Summer Night Hike

summer night hikes

WHAT: Can you tell a Katydid call from a Cicada? The croak of a Bullfrog from that of a Green Frog? Have you ever called owls or listened to birds going to bed? Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of astronomy and listening to the Southern Summer Night chorus show. This event is appropriate for ages 9 and up. Registration Required.

Tickets here.

WHEN: Thursday, July 25, 7:30pm – 9pm

WHERE: Owls Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood

4. Sand Art at Nolensville Library

Sand Art

WHAT: What would you bring back from the moon? Create your own version of sand art to carry home in a small corked bottle. Ages 8+. Younger children will need parental assistance.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 23, 3pm – 4pm

WHERE: Nolensville Library, 915 Oldham Drive, Nolensville

5. Way Late Play Date:Game Show Edition

adventure science center game night

WHAT: Big bucks, no whammies! Join Adventure Science Center for their Game Night edition of Way Late Play Date. Patricipants will be exploring the science of music and sound with a retro gameshow spin.

Register here.

What to expect:

Jeopardy: Think you’ve got what it takes to succeed on America’s longest-running trivia show? Test your knowledge against other contestants, live in the Sudekum Planetarium!

Brain That Tune: It’s a take on Name That Tune, we pit the power of your brain against you! See if you can still recognize the songs we all know and love without music, without lyrics, and more in this live game show!

The Midway: Tossing a ring over a stick is easy…that is, until you’re doing it at a carnival. Explore the science behind popular carnival games and how they’re rigged against you!

Board Game Exchange: Got a game that’s been sitting on the shelf for a while? Don’t want to spend a fortune for something new? Bring in your used games* to exchange for something new!

*Games must be in at least fair condition and must contain all necessary pieces and cards to be eligible to exchange. Games that are incomplete or in poor condition will be ineligible for participation in the exchange, but can be donated.

Big Machine Member Lounge: Most games are there to distract us from life’s big questions; not so in the Big Machine Member Lounge, a members-only area. Drop in for exclusive food and drinks, and explore activities that may just give you the answers you seek.

The Escape Game: A nationwide trend in entertainment comes to ASC! Stop by to try interactive puzzles and get a chance to test their new board game, Escape from Iron Gate.

Rabbit Hole VR: Experience VR at ASC , run by Nashville’s own Rabbit Hole VR!

Trivia and costume contest with Hypericon

WHEN: Thursday, July 25 6:30pm – 10pm

WHERE: Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville