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Peanut Butter & Jam: Middle Eastern Music and Dance

Sat., Jan. 18, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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Parents and children ages 8 and under are invited to move and groove in these highly interactive performances in the Watkins Studio Theater. 901-751-7500

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play

Through Feb. 2, 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

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Through Jan. 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

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

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.

Live Online SAT & ACT Test Prep Classes

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays, 7-9:30 p.m. Continues through March 11

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Register online. Visit website for more information.

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

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 featuring European-style clowning, juggling, and balancing acts. 901-537-1483

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

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

Farewell to PAW Patrol

Sat., Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Children's Museum of Memphis 2525 Central, Memphis Midtown

Buy Tickets Buy Tickets$2 members, $19 nonmembers

A fun send-off party. Nickelodeon's Chase and Skye will be here for keepsake photos. Get a puppy tattoo, make a craft, and get a PAW Patrol goodie bag. 901-458-2678

Toy Train Show

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

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

Chinese New Year Celebration

Sat., Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Children's Museum of Memphis 2525 Central, Memphis Midtown

Buy TicketsFree with admission

Celebrate the rich culture of China featuring traditional Dragon dance, Chinese painting and calligraphy, Lucky Pocket craft, Rain Flower dance, Origami, storytime, and Chinese dumpling samples. 901-458-2678

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

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

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

Homeschool Days: Environmental Playhouse

Wed., Feb. 19, 2-3:30 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

Hands-on learning experience for kids ages 5+. Geared toward enhancing your home studies curriculum. Call to register. 636-4100

Disney's Aladdin

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


Memphis Parent Camp Expo 2020

Sat., Feb. 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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From traditional outdoor summer camps, to specialized day and overnight camps, we'll have plenty of local and area camps on hand to choose from, for kids aged preschool to 18. 636-2362

Magic Carpet Ride with Trout Fishing in America

Sat., Feb. 29, 10 a.m.

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Children age two and up are invited to grab their magic carpet for a musical adventure to explore the spirited worlds of acoustic, folk and rhythm. 537-1483

Peanut Butter & Jam: Misti Rae and the Swing Set

Sat., Feb. 29, 9:30-11:30 p.m.

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Misti Rae and The Swing Set are here to teach little people about swinging jazz. Parents and children ages 8 and under are invited to move and groove in these highly interactive performances held on scheduled Saturdays at 9:30 and 10:30am (unless otherwise noted) in the Watkins Studio Theater. 901-751-7500

Saturday Series: Diary of a Wombat

Sat., March 14, 10 a.m.
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown


Kite Sunday

Sun., April 5, 12-2 p.m.
Church of the River 292 Virginia, Memphis Downtown

Come fly a kite along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Bring your own or buy one at the church. Brown bag sandwich lunches also available for a donation. 901-526-8631

Saturday Series: PSS PSS

Sat., April 11, 10 a.m.
The Halloran Centre 225 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

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Two modern-day clowns, Simone Fassari and Camilla Pessi, play out their hilarious and unique routine through the universal language of gesture and look. Without a single word being spoken, these two characters sweep us up in a timeless and award-winning performance with all the seriousness, innocence, and unkindness of the human condition. 901-525-3000

Church of the River: Easter Egg Hunt

Sun., April 12, 12-1 p.m.
Church of the River 292 Virginia, Memphis Downtown

Children of all ages are welcome to join after the church service. Next to Big River Crossing. 901-526-8631

Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo

Sat., April 18, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

New, expectant, and hopeful parents can connect to each other and all of the local resources in the area. Features include health seminars, baby registry 101, prizes, and more.
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