Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Knee-High Naturalist

WHAT: Young children, ages 3-5 years old, with an adult will explore the natural world through a series of topics led by an Owl’s Hill Environmental Educator. Each week has a different focus emphasizing working together through discovery, crafts, and outdoor exploration.

No strollers or unregistered siblings, please. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Fees are per adult/child pair.

This week’s topic is Animal Senses.

Cost: $54/ 6-week series (Adult + Child)
Individual Classes (pre-registered): $10 / Adult + Child; $7 each additional Attendee
Walkups: $12 / Adult + Child; $9 each additional Attendees

Learn more here.

WHEN: Begins Wed, Oct 16, 10am – 11:30am and takes place every Wednesday through November 20.

WHERE: Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Rd S, Brentwood

2. Mom’s Morning Out – Make Any Canvas and Wood Project!

WHAT: AR Workshop is hosting a DIY class to make one of their many Wood Projects including Plank Wood Sign, Porch Sign, Bath Tray, Framed Wood Sign, Round Lazy Susan, Centerpiece Box, Wood Clock, Plank Wood Tray, Cake Stand, Pedestal Tray, or Wood Photo Frame. In the workshop, you will have the opportunity to customize your project with your choice of designer paints and (non-toxic!) stain colors.

Learn more.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 16, 10am – 12:30pm

WHERE: AR Workshop, 330 Mayfield Dr, Sutie A-9, Franklin

3. Theater Group at Spring Hill Library

WHAT: Learn basic acting and improvisation techniques while shining in one-of-a-kind plays throughout the school year. You’ll also learn voice, body, and movement techniques, plus theatrical makeup and costume design, all key for stage productions. For ages 12-18.

Learn more.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 17, 4pm – 5:30pm

WHERE: Spring Hill Library, 144 Kedron Pkwy, Spring Hill

4. Thursday Trivia at Mill Creek Nolensville Taproom

WHAT: Join Mill Creek in bringing the neighborhood and families together every Thursday night for trivia in the taproom! Bring your family and friends and show off your years of retaining random facts! Test your knowledge and share some laughs and sighs (“I knew that one!”) in a family and pet-friendly environment.

1st Place: $20 Gift Card
2nd Place: $15 Gift Card
3rd Place: $10 Gift Card

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 17, 6pm – 8pm

WHERE: Mill Creek Brewery, 2008 B Johnson Industrial Blvd, Nolensville

5. Hawkins Arcade: A Stranger Things Pop Up

WHAT: Now through Halloween, Headquarters Beercade will transform into a world of Stranger Things. The venue will have immersive photo ops, and Instagram worthy moments, as well as delicious specialty cocktails.

Immerse yourself into the world of Hawkins with interactive installations like an exact replica of the Byers living room with the iconic alphabet wall and flickering lights. The entire mezzanine of the restaurant has been transformed into the Upside Down, with an eerie glow of haunting blue lights, cascading branches and leaves, a rotting pumpkin patch, and a cocooned Will Byers–all under the watchful eye of the infamous Demagorgon and more.

A few examples of the themed cocktails you can expect are: Eleven –  This powerful cocktail combines peach-infused bourbon maple syrup, lemon and mint. A garnish of mini Eggo waffles will have you believing in your own telepathic abilities. The Mind Flayer – House-made apple cinnamon Jameson, cranberry juice, and apple cider blend together in the most refreshing fall cocktail that will turn your world, well, upside down…

Headquarters Beercade offers:

30 vintage arcade games
10 classic pinball machines
12 craft beers on draft and
40 craft cans (seasonally inspired) to choose from
A whimsical craft cocktail menu
Full menu

Must be 21 to enter.

Learn more.

WHEN: Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 3am & Friday – Sunday: 12pm – 3am

WHERE: Headquarters Beercade, 114 2nd Ave S, Nashville