Punxsutawney Phil says there are 6 weeks (give or take) left of winter, so that means it's time to get busy... planning how to navigate the remaining days of cold!
My husband and I agree that while winter isn't EXACTLY our favorite season, going to an event (socially-distanced, of course) or just getting out intentionally once a week as a family helps our moods and mindsets. So check out these fun happenings around town this weekend to beat any winter blues.
Ongoing-- Explore the Hands-On Harley-Davidson exhibit at the newly reopened Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center! While closed out of an abundance of caution during the Coronavirus pandemic, the educational center for families has reopened with guidelines to keep visitors safe and still able to enjoy the gorgeous facility, including the climbing walls. Littles will love seeing a Harley, learning about the merchandise, and finding out the math and science that goes into creating the dynamics of some of the world's greatest bikes. See link for ticket pricing. https://bit.ly/3jgM7Mk
Thursday, February 4, 9 a.m.-- Join the Guardians of the Greenway as they keep Murfreesboro's nature spaces beautiful. FREE. https://bit.ly/3czKd89
Friday, February 5, 9 a.m.-- Meet up with staff from Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation to walk a portion of the Greenway. FREE. https://bit.ly/2MP3BmE
Saturday, Februrary 6, 10 a.m.-- Need inspiration for getting through the winter? Learn from the habits of local wildlife at this "Winter Adaptations" workshop by Outdoor Murfreesboro. Geared towards ages 5 and up. FREE. https://bit.ly/39LjrYI
Saturday, February 6, 1: 30 p.m.-- Kids will love meeting the education animals at the Barfield Wilderness Station during this short 30 minute program. Bring the snacks and plan for a hike afterwards. FREE https://bit.ly/3axarVX
Sunday, February 7, 9 a.m.-- Busy littles can join the Disney-themed "Little Leapers" program at Sky Zone Murfreesboro. Kids get two hours of jump time plus craft and a special photo op with Mickey Mouse and friends! Ages 7 and under. See link for ticket pricing. https://bit.ly/3rkJOdW
Sunday, Februrary 7, 11 a.m.-- Make something sweet (not sugary!) with the kids at Murfreesboro Board and Brush (image). Their $20 make and take projects this weekend feature Valentine designs. https://bit.ly/3ricNin
Sunday, February 7, 1 p.m.-- Ready to burn some energy before settling in for the Super Bowl? Then take on the great outdoors in this 2 hour hike with Outdoor Murfreesboro. FREE. https://bit.ly/2Mvu34Y
Sunday, February 7, 5 p.m.-- Catch the Superbowl with a workout included! Rent a lane at Murfreesboro Strike and Spare during their Super BOWLing Bash and watch the game while playing your own. See link for ticket pricing. https://bit.ly/3jcdxC
Have an event everyone and their kids should know about? Please share with readers in the comments!
Laura Beth Payne is a writer mama and Murfreesboro native who lives in the Blackman community with her husband and two children. Follow her at @murfreesboromama on Facebook and Instagram. Got a column idea? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.