DAY OF WASHING, CHURNING AND LEARNING
Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro
Friday, May 10

Explore chores of the 18th century through hands-on activities like clothes washing, butter churning, quill writing and rug beating. Plus, artisans are on site, and kids can play period games.

BARFIELD BEACH PARTY
Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro
Friday, May 10

More than 60 tons of sand beckon families to build sand castles, play beach games and more.

BACKYARD BARD: OTHELLO
Murfreesboro Little Theatre, Murfreesboro
Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12

Murfreesboro Little Theatre puts a Wild West spin on Shakespeare's tragedy that explores themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance. Bring blankets or lawn chairs as this is an outdoor performance.

78TH ANNUAL IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE
Percy Warner Park, Nashville
Saturday, May 11

An afternoon of horse races benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt includes a stick horse race for ages 12 and younger (the winning children receives a $100 gift certificate to Phillips Toy Mart). The Family Area features inflatables, pony rides, games and other children's activities. Gates open at 8 a.m.; first race begins at 1 p.m.

SIXTH ANNUAL BACKYARD BARBECUE FESTIVAL
Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro
Saturday, May 11

Join a rib-eating contest while watching some of the top cookers in Middle Tennessee compete in the KCBS-sanctioned Backyard BBQ Brawl.

19TH CENTURY ART WITH ARTIST LENNIE FOTTRELL
Sam Davis Home, Smyrna
Saturday, May 11

A talk and demonstration focusing on art techniques from the 19th century using paint pigments from powdered rocks and minerals.

MOTHER'S DAY TEA (REGISTER)
Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna
Sunday, May 12

Celebrate Mom with a tea party. Dress in your best princess costume and bring your favorite stuffed animal ... and Mom.

PJ MASKS LIVE! SAVE THE DAY
TPAC's Jackson Hall, Nashville
Sunday, May 12

Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, along with their new friend PJ Robot, aim to save the day from sneaky villains Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. The show includes familiar music plus brand-new songs.

SEE ALL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND