Ladies, spending time away from home with friends is a necessary stress reliever and a way to feel like a part of a community. And while catching up with your friends at a restaurant or cafe is always great, sometimes it’s nice to try new things. Here are some alternative things to do instead.
This can be done anywhere and even in conjunction with the other activities. After all, what are friends for besides enabling you with new purchases and ideas? A great way to do just this is through having regular swaps with each other. Pick a theme out of one of your similar interests, and either shop for that item and bring it to the swap or bring items you already own that you are ready to part with. It works well for nearly anything whether you’re into planners, accessories, crafting of any type, or whatever you’re into.
Painting & Crafting
A painting class is a great way to expend some creative energy while hanging out with your best friends.
Here are some local options:
Painting with a Twist
With events every day, Painting with a Twist is a great option for having a night out with the girls. The great thing about these classes is that they are made for the beginning artist, and you take home a great piece of art that you can proudly display. While they don’t provide the snacks and beverages, they welcome you to. Bring your favorite snack and wine, and enjoy a creative night out with the girls. For their calendar of events, visit their website.
Board and Brush
Board and Brush is one of the newest companies with local roots here in Murfreesboro. A twist on the traditional paint and canvas class, these classes bring together paint, wine, and rustic wooden signs into their lessons for a fun evening of learning new skills. Board and Brush Free Wine Fridays to Mimosa Saturdays, they offer unique events where you can have a fun ladies night out with your friends. To check out workshop times, visit their website.
This group is a non-profit that promotes positive cultures through developing arts communities and creatives. Started by Ron Alley, the program includes an academy that uses the arts to challenge and engage students in new ways as well as supporting the development of the community in Smyrna, especially around the depot district and in the North Rutherford County area. To support their cause, they not only have a cafe they run where profits are returned back into the organization, but they also host creative nights for adults and camps throughout the year. For more information on when they are hosting classes or other events, check out their page.
Go to the Shooting Range
For those who have or want guns and are proud of it, there are also several things in the area specifically geared for women. Many women have taken up shooting as a sport, not only for safety, but the fun of community and often competition.
If you’re into the competition, Shooting Chapters are something that you’ll be interested in. Two area chapters, both which meet at The Nashville Armory, are Girl with a Gun and The Well Armed Woman. Both invite women of all shooting levels, and are interested in supporting you as a woman shooter. Nashville Armory hosts a Ladies’ Night the first Tuesday of every month with specific themes, periods of instruction and actual shooting time. September’s ladies’ night is dedicated to rifles, while October is a shoot and scoot.
For more information on these and other potential opportunities, visit Nashville Armory.
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