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PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

Through Feb. 2, 2020, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Children's Museum of Memphis 2525 Central, Memphis Midtown

Free-flowing exhibit with activities encouraging teamwork, self confidence, and playing the roles of the rescuing heroes. 901-458-2678

Jarek Stultz Dance Academy

Madison Dance Studio 1555 Madison, Memphis Midtown

Learn ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and other forms of dance. Classes Mon.-Sat. for kids in kindergarten through high school and beyond. For more information and class schedules, see website.

Caterpillar Club

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

Toddlers to five years enjoy fun-filled stories, music & movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes through the Garden. 636-4100

Kaleidoscope Club

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.

For ages 5-9, this after school club is colorful, inspiring, and always in motion. Meant to spark creativity and critical thinking with weekly projects. 901-761-5250

Mid-South Fair

Thu., Sept. 19, 4-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 20, 4-11:59 p.m., Sat., Sept. 21, 12-11:59 p.m., Sun., Sept. 22, 12-10 p.m., Mon., Sept. 23, 4-10 p.m., Tue., Sept. 24, 4-10 p.m., Wed., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thu., Sept. 26, 4-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 27, 4-11:59 p.m., Sat., Sept. 28, 12-11:59 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 29, 12-10 p.m.
Landers Center 4660 Venture, Southaven, MS, Memphis North Mississippi/Tunica

Buy from Ticketmaster$8

This year, guests can experience more than a dozen new electrifying rides, live music, entertaining ground acts, delicious fair food, a Youth Talent Contest, Miss Mid-South Fair Pageant, and more. 662-280-9120

SmART Kids

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Children ages 4 to 5 are introduced to the Dixon through exciting art and horticulture activities enjoying science, art, literature, horticulture, and more. Snack included. Reservations required. 761-5250

PAW Patrol Live!

Fri., Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 22, 2 p.m.
Landers Center 4660 Venture, Southaven, MS, Memphis North Mississippi/Tunica

It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and the PAW Patrol crew is getting ready for a big celebration when they discover a treasure map sending them on a new adventure. 662-280-9120

2019 Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Contest

Sept. 20-22, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Landers Center 4660 Venture, Southaven, MS, Memphis North Mississippi/Tunica

Cash prizes are awarded, and the senior division Grand Award winner gets to audition with CBS Studios and earns a scholarship to Visible Music College. Junior division (9-12 years) competition is September 20-22, while senior division (13-21 years) competition is September 21-29. 662-280-9120

Playdate Fridays

Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m.
Co-Motion Studio 416 N. Cleveland, Memphis Midtown

After school family-friendly playdate including a space full of hula hoops, friends, crafting, and good times. Every Friday at Co-Motion Studio. 901-316-7733

Social Skills Class

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
ABA Development 7953 Stage Hills, Memphis Bartlett

Buy Tickets$150 per month

Build the foundation for play and social interaction for children on the Autism Spectrum. 901-634-8005

Family Art Day with Qwynto

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.

Hands-on art activity in partnership with the City of Germantown's Big Read program led by illustrator and mural artist, Qwynto. 751-7500

Family Art Day with Qwynto

Sat., Sept. 28, 10-11:30 a.m.

Children and families are invited to explore a hands-on art activity in partnership with Germantown's Big Read program, led by illustrator and mural artist Qwynto. Call the GPAC box office at 751-7500 for reservations. 51-7500

Home School Days

First Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

For kids ages 5 and up, an exciting, hands-on learning experience. 901-636-4100

Strong GIRL Fest

Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hutchison School 1740 Ridgeway, Memphis East Memphis

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Compete in the all-girl Olympic agility course, test your engineering skills to build bridges, get your hands dirty with urban farming, watch girl-led performances about historical female role models, or discover your inner scientist with hands-on experiments and dissection 901-761-2220

Toy Train Show

Sat., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., April 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sat., June 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
St. George's Episcopal Church 2425 South Germantown, Memphis Germantown

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The Casey Jones Chapter of the Train Collectors Association is kicking off their 2019-2020 train show season. There will be lots of O-gauge trains and accessories available to browse. There will also be activities for young children. (901) 754-7282

Family Studio

First Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Families can create magnificent works of art, open studio-style. Make a masterpiece then visit the Dixon’s galleries and gardens. 901-761-5250

Steve Trash: Ecology is Awesome

Sat., Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m.

The science of conservation comes alive in this show that aims to illustrate the connections between the audience and planet Earth. 901-385-6440

Creation Station

Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown

Drop-in art-making activity for children and their grown-ups. 901-544-6225

Teen Book Club

Second Monday of every month
Collierville Library 91 Walnut, Memphis Collierville

Read and discuss the book of the month, eat a few snacks, play a review game, discuss the book read, vote on our next book. For teens, 6th-12th grade. 901-457-2601

Snake City in Memphis

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lichterman Nature Center 5992 Quince, Memphis East Memphis

Buy Tickets$9

Meet Nat Geo Wild's Simon and Siouxsie of Snake City. 901-605-2630

Peppa Pig Live!

Tue., Oct. 22, 6 p.m.
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their camping trip, an outdoor adventure full of singing, dancing, games, and surprises. 525-3000

Memphis Parent's Camp Expo

Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

Meet face-to-face with school staff, see informational videos, and pick up take-home materials for planning your child's education. 636-4100

Memphis Parent School Expo

Sat., Nov. 2
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

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Meet face-to-face with school staff, see informational videos, and pick up take-home materials for planning your child's education. This event is free for all parents. 636-4100

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

Sun., Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m.

When school is out, there's nothing to do and the desert sun beats down hot, Sheila and her friends find themselves in search of something – anything to bring the desert landscape to life. 901-385-6440

Angelina Ballerina

Sat., Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m.

Angelina and her friends are planning an absolutely, positively, spectacular holiday dance pageant; the best in all of Mouseland. 901-385-6440

Jurassic World Live Tour

Dec. 26-29
Landers Center (DeSoto Civic Center) 4560 Venture, Southaven, MS, Memphis North Mississippi/Tunica

Dino-rific experience with more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, including a 40-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex. 662-280-9120

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Jan. 14-19
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

Candy maker Willy Wonka is opening his mysterious chocolate factory ... to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. 525-3000

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Thu., Jan. 23, 5 & 7 p.m.

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The Moscow-born Gregory Popovich and his extraordinary four-legged stars . Audiences will delight in this extravaganza bring European-style clowning, juggling, and balancing acts to the Bluff City. 901-537-1483

Janice the Griot: Harriet Tubman

Sun., Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m.

Janice the Griot recounts these historic and courageous tales of freedom as Harriet Tubman. 901-385-6440

Disney's Aladdin

Feb. 26-March 8
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

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