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10 Early Years Learning is music to a baby’s ears 23 Can-Do Kids Memphis teen gets national attention

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EDITOR’S NOTE

A MAY TO REMEMBER MICHELLE McKISSACK

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During the month of May, the annual tradition of honoring our moms is a heralded event. This year it takes on an extremely nostalgic meaning for me because of the “Moms” in my life. I became a mom for the first time on Mother’s Day in 1998. It was a surreal experience to welcome my eldest son, John, on such a special day and become a member of an awe-inspiring club. The photo above captures the essence of great role-model moms for me. My son, John, is flanked by both of his grandmothers in this picture, taken last May at his senior violin recital and high school graduation party that my husband and I threw for him at the Annesdale Mansion here in Memphis. My elegant mother, Earnestine Rodgers Robinson, is wearing green, and the other lovely lady is his paternal grandmother, Patricia C. McKissack. This is an especially treasured photo now. As I pen this editor’s note, we are preparing to lay Pat, or “Mum” as her grandkids called her, to rest. She will be sorely missed. Pat doted on John, and my other two sons and daughter, from the moment they arrived in this world. She lived in St. Louis, but the day John was born she happened to be visiting family in Nashville. Though my mother was my very first visitor to see baby John in the wee hours of the morning, Pat and my father-in-law hightailed it to Memphis in what seemed like record time. My husband and I were shocked to see her walking through the hospital room door a mere 2 ½ hours after he was born. She said she had to “lay hands” on her first grandchild as soon as possible. Pat adored my children and another grandson who lives in Indiana. But she truly loved all children. She shared that passion for young people through a prolific writing career as an accomplished children’s book author. In fact, Memphis Parent featured an article about her, “The Art of Storytelling,” in the April 2015 issue. You can read the archived story online at memphisparent.com. So this Mother’s Day, I salute my own mom, who is nothing short of amazing, and my husband’s mom, an incredible woman who mothered me like I was her own. I encourage you to do the same. Celebrate the women in your life, whether they are your own mother or a mother-like figure. And moms, don’t forget to celebrate Y-O-U. You deserve it. I also want to congratulate one of our own moms here at Memphis Parent. Meena Viswanathan, our longtime calendar editor, hails from Collierville. She recently won a national award from the Parenting Media Association for her calendar section that we enjoy every month. Meena reaches out to so many different people and groups to bring you a comprehensive list chock-full of fun, informative, and exciting events going on around town. Kudos Meena! Finally, here’s a special shout-out to another great mom, Dr. Dellwyn Turnipseed. Thank you! Her practice, The Dental Connection, became our first-ever sponsor of the Memphis Parent Cover Kids Contest because who doesn’t love a healthy smile?! It’s support such as this that helps us continue to bring you the wonderful resource of Memphis Parent as a free publication. We received so many fabulous entries for the contest. I wish I could feature every last one of them on the cover. Enjoy checking out all of the winning faces of our cover kid contestants. Happy Parenting!

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Celebrate Greek culture at the 59th annual Greek Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. For every canned good you bring, you will receive $1 off your ticket price, or three canned goods will earn you FREE admission to the festival! Benefits Mid-South Food Bank. Tickets will be sold online and at the door. May 12 & 13. 573 N. Highland St., Memphis. Visit memphisgreekfestival.com for tickets and details.

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The annual Latino Memphis Festival celebrates Colombia this year. Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Overton Park. Enjoy arts & crafts activities, exciting kid-friendly games, action-packed interactive soccer demonstrations, and salsa dancing classes for the whole family. Plus, grab some authentic Colombian food from local vendors and prepare to watch world-class performances. There’s even a 5K race! Visit latinomemphis.org for all the details.

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BREEZY MAC 'N' CHEESE WITH BBQ TEMPEH STRIPS

Memphis in May is all about barbecue! These recipes are sure to please everyone — from vegans to meat lovers. Mac 'n' cheese is a soul food staple that never goes out of style. It is the perfect dish to accompany barbecue or roast chicken, and it is an easy, crowd-pleasing treat for potlucks or picnics. This recipe is a fresh version of the classic that offers a delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free twist that is every bit as comforting as the original but light enough to enjoy on a hot day. It’s also absurdly quick and simple to prepare! The fabulous cheese flavor comes from nutritional yeast, aka brewer's yeast. Kids will love it because it is bright yellow and looks an awful lot like the yellow powder from instant mac 'n' cheese. Parents love it because it is rich in vitamins, fiber, and essential minerals. Tempeh, the topper, is a nutty, protein-packed treat that originated in Indonesia. Packed with calcium, iron, and fiber, it makes the most amazing meat-free BBQ strips ever. Basic mac 'n' cheese is perfect for everyone from babies to grandparents. Adding tempeh strips and a dash of hot sauce to tempt grown-up palates makes it a hit with the whole family.

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MAC 'N' CHEESE Serves 4 INGREDIENTS

BBQ TEMPEH PREPARATION

16 OZ thick rice noodles 2 CUPS nutritional yeast

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Fill a large pot about two-thirds full with water, add rice noodles and bring to a boil.

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Cook the noodles 8-10 minutes, until soft, then remove from heat.

4 TBSP tahini ½ CUP soy sauce or tamari

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Drain excess water so the surface of the noodles and the water are about equal.

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Add the tahini, tamari, and vinegar and stir.

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Add the nutritional yeast gradually, stirring out any lumps.

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If desired, add olive oil to create an extra-silky texture.

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Add the spices and season to taste.

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Stir in cherry tomatoes and spinach for a colorful finish.

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8 OZ tempeh ⅓ CUP barbecue sauce 1 TBSP oil

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Cut tempeh into ¼ inch thick strips.

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Combine barbecue sauce, oil, and chipotle hot sauce in a large bowl.

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Heat a large skillet to medium-hot; add 2 Tbsp oil and fry strips 4-5 minutes on each side until brown and crispy.

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The sweet interaction between a mother and her baby when the mother sings to the infant is a universal behavior. And researchers now know that this simple, most natural activity is mutually beneficial to both mother and child. Singing provides the sensory stimulation that helps baby to focus on attention-enabling learning, and the mother feels empowered as she creates a positive bond with her baby. BENEFITS OF MUSICAL EXPERIENCES Studies are showing that a broad array of musical experiences can build connections in the brains of young children aged 0-6 and that these connections are vitally important for later learning of all kinds. Incorporating music into the fabric of your daily family life can bring social and educational benefits to your children in surprising ways.

★ Soft music can calm and soothe children, from fussy babies to high-strung older children, serving as a stress-reducer. ★ Music can help children focus attention, a necessary skill in any learning process. ★ Hearing music and responding to it accelerates brain development, especially in language acquisition, reading, and math skills. ★ Music provides healthy ways to interact with

Here are some games and activities to bring more music into your family life: ★ Play music for babies and toddlers. Encourage them to sway, bounce, clap, and otherwise respond to the rhythms. ★ Make up songs as you go about your daily routines. They might relate to bath or nap times, meal times, or play times. “It’s time for your bath, bath, bath,” to the tune of a favorite song. ★ Sing familiar songs and insert silly words. “Mary had a little ____.” ★ Play music and provide household items or simple rhythm instruments for your children to play. ★ Learn songs to sing together as a family. These work wonders during commute times in the car. ★ Sing movement songs to build simple dance routines. “Wiggle, hop, and turn around.” Have fun with music because as clinical psychologist Seema Hingorrany says, “In the first six years of life, a child’s brain develops more and faster than at any other time in life. The early experiences a child has — the things seen, heard, and touched — stimulate the brain, forming connections. Healthy brain development establishes a child’s social competence, cognitive skills, and positive emotional well-being.” Let music of all kinds form a backdrop to your daily family life. Have some musical fun with your kids and build their brainpower.

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PROVIDING SHELTER IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD Latino Memphis reaches out to Latino families fearing deportation By STEPHANIE PAINTER

Sixteen-year-old Karla plans a special Mother’s Day celebration. The high school junior will serve breakfast in bed to her mom, honoring her mother’s presence in her life. Throughout the day, she’ll try to push aside the anxiety she has experienced the past few months. “I try to cherish every moment.” Inevitably, though, she will read a news report or social media post outlining President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The president’s statements about mass deportation have sent alarm throughout the Latino community. Karla is a U.S. citizen, and her parents are undocumented immigrants from Mexico. “I worry that one day my parents may not come back to my house,” she says. “My 9-year-old sister looks at the news and worries when someone knocks on the door.”

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In some families, all members may experience anxiety or depression. “Children are hearing the conversation at the dinner table, ‘What happens if I don’t come back today?’” says Latino Memphis executive director Mauricio Calvo. “For a community where family is everything, the fear of separation touches us at our core. Even if nothing happens, anxiety makes people sick. People fear that any interaction with the government will result in deportation — applying for food stamps for their U.S. citizen families, or going to any court, not just immigration court.” Some skip doctor’s appointments, and fear of deportation may prevent crime victims from filing police reports. Approximately 20,000 Latino students are enrolled in K-12 education in Memphis. For those whose parents are undocumented, there’s real anxiety. At one elementary school, parents from four families approached a teacher, pleading with her to take custody of their children in the event of their deportation, according to Calvo. The stress and uncertainty impact students’ ability to learn. “Teachers and counselors are a good resource for students and families,” says Calvo. “We think the best way for them to support local families is to help share the resources available and refer families to Latino Memphis and partner organizations that may assist them. Other muchneeded support includes offering counseling sessions or referring families to a counselor when needed.” Under the Trump administration, policies that guide the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement of immigration laws have dramatically changed. “The thing that is different is that during the Obama administration there were priorities set so people who posed threat to the community because they had criminal offenses were the ones being deported,” Calvo says. “Rarely, they would deport women who had no criminal backgrounds or children or men who were just walking in the street. Under the current administration, the president has said everybody is a priority.” He adds, “The reality is that most people will not be deported — the funding isn’t there, the political will from Congress is not there. But people continue to think, ‘What if I’m the one?’ It’s a matter of giving people a sense of hope and empowering people on practical things, like arranging power of attorney and providing mental health support.” Latino Memphis will launch a mental health model that empowers small support groups, and a bilingual licensed psychologist will provide support for a community that stigmatizes mental health issues. The organization will work with schools and churches to identify and support individuals who experience emotional setbacks or mental health issues. “We’re learning to manage stress,” says Karla. “Undocumented people can provide emotional comfort to one another — we’re not going through it alone.” In many ways, Karla’s family is typical: Her parents work hard and pay taxes and have strong relationships in the community, and the children look forward to attending college. Yet their path isn’t clearly defined. So Karla chooses to step out and share her vision. Recently, she traveled with other Latino teenagers to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., participating in the National Council of la Raza’s


Community Leaders Action Summit. During a meeting with Sen. Lamar Alexander, Rep. Steve Cohen, and an assistant to Sen. Bob Corker, their goal was “to represent undocumented people who are scared.” The teens pressed for attention to immigration reform, healthcare, and higher education issues. Karla also defends her parents and the contributions they have made here. “Undocumented immigrants are underrepresented — although they pay taxes, they don’t get any return or benefits,” Karla says. Calvo points out that conversations with local officials have been encouraging. “With the positive response we’ve gotten from the faith and education communities, city officials, businesses, and philanthropy, we’ve actually been able to expand our services. It’s a reflection of the true values of our city and country that people have responded so well. I met with the police director, and his commitment is to serve and protect everyone, regardless of immigration status. Mayor Jim Strickland says the city of Memphis is not enforcing federal immigration law, just like we don't enforce the laws of the IRS.” Calvo hopes the organization’s work will alleviate anxiety for undocumented immigrants. “Separating families is cruel and unusual punishment. In the United States, we believe in consequences and having a way to get right with the law. We need to create a system where people pay fines or consequences. It’s not that people don’t want to get right with the law, it’s just there’s no pathway to do it.” Karla remains thankful that her parents raised her in the United States with its educational

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“CHILDREN ARE HEARING THE CONVERSATION AT THE DINNER TABLE, ‘WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T COME BACK TODAY?’” PLANNING FOR AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

To address fears that people in the community are having about the new administration and changes to immigration policy, the MEMigration Coalition (made up of Catholic Charities of West TN, Community Legal Center, Latino Memphis, and Memphis Immigration Advocates) presents workshops and helps undocumented workers request immigration files and criminal background information (federal and state), execute powers of attorney, apply for passports, and draft action plans in the event they are

Walls are symbols of division, protectionism, or power. Artist Yancy VillaCalvo has created a wall of diversity that represents the strength of a diverse community. At the Latino Memphis Festival, Calvo’s installation will invite exploration of barriers that divide communities. “My work normally talks about the collective human connection. Being an immigrant has ignited a fascination with finding commonalities among cultures,” she says. Her project builds on the controversial idea of President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead of concrete, the Barrier Free installation consists of portraits of local families and individuals representing the city’s diverse tapestry. There’s a large mirror along with images of “immigrants, refugees, Jews, LGBT individuals, Muslims, AfricanAmericans, Caucasians, Asians, and others,” the artist says. “We are all intertwined through time and space, and this art installation lets us

deported. Latino Memphis has four Derechos Immigration program at torneys . V isit latinomemphis.org for workshop dates and information. Undocumented immigrants who are at risk of being detained should develop a plan that includes steps to take if detained, identification of trusted representatives to administer property and provide care for children, and collection of important documentation. Having a power of attorney is important so that if an individual is detained, a trusted family friend or relative can make legal decisions regarding property and provide care for children. As part of the MEMigration Coalition, Latino Memphis also visits local schools and offers Know Your Rights presentations to inform parents and students of their rights. “Whether someone is undocumented, has an immigration application pending, has legal permanent residence or citizenship, it is important to know the rights afforded to individuals who are living in the United States,” Calvo says. “The exercise of these rights is particularly important for immigrant people because once someone comes into contact with an immigration officer, it is much more difficult to defend their right to remain in the country.” A list of rights can be found in Spanish at latinomemphis.org/conocetusderechos.

Visit latinomemphis.org or call 366-5882 for more information about Latino Memphis.

reflect on how we all are affected if a section of our community is threatened.” Villa-Calvo’s art includes cutout silhouettes portraying a father carrying a small child and a caregiver pushing a wheelchair. The images leave an empty space representing a missing person. “Everyone is an essential part of our community, and separating us, physically, emotionally or in any other form, makes our community incomplete,” she says. The installation will also be displayed in pop-ups around the city from May 1 through May 12. Barrier Free will then travel around the state and country, showing in Nashville in September. Latino Memphis Festival, May 13 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Overton Park.

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FEATURE The 2017 Memphis Parent Cover Kids Contest sponsored by The Dental Connection is officially over, and as you can see from the number of entries we received — more than 60 — it was a monumental challenge for the panel of judges tasked with selecting this year’s cover kids. In fact, it was so gutwrenching to winnow the pool down to six winners, there was a tie! So we have seven cover kids to emerge from this competition. Every child who entered is cover-kid worthy, but we want to say CONGRATULATIONS to our winners! This dynamic group of young people represents the cross-section of the greater Memphis area. Memphis Parent looks forward to some fun upcoming photo shoots. SPONSORE D BY

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JACKSON SPANN

JORDYN MCKINLEY

MARLEY NEWMAN

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Happy Mother’s Day! But what kind of mom are you, really? By CHRISTA MELNYK HINES • Photography by LARRY KUZNEIWSKI

Aren’t we all a little guilty of labeling other moms? Sure, we all share the common goal of nurturing a happy, healthy family, and we make different choices to get there. But just for fun, have you ever considered what mom category you most likely fall into? Take this fun quiz to see where you land. It’s a busy school night. What’s for dinner? a. Tofu stir-fry b. Pizza c. Crock-Pot meal d. Hot dogs e. Mac and cheese f. One of your wholesome pre-made meals from the freezer Your family pet is a: a. Rescue dog or cat b. Cat or purse-sized puppy c. Golden retriever or a Labrador d. A boxer or German shepherd e. Dogs, cats, fish, gerbils... we have a full house f. ZhuZhu Pet Your kids want to go to an amusement park with friends. You: a. Say OK, but with strict instructions that they are not to eat anything with artificial colors. b. Warn them not to ruin those jeans you got them. They cost a fortune. c. Look online to see if there are any coupon deals.  d. Insist on going, too. You are never too old for roller coasters! e. Say no problem and offer to drive. f. Agree, but secretly begin agonizing about the safety of the rides. Your 13-year-old daughter is begging for the latest cell phone. You say: a. No way. You can use a flip phone when you need to reach me. b. Yes, let’s go shopping! c. OK, but first we are going to draw up a contract together and discuss the rules and responsibilities of owning a smartphone.  d. Well, I don’t want you to be the only one of your friends who doesn’t have one. e. Sure, whatever. Let’s add you to the family plan.  f. Are you kidding? A phone will expose your developing brain to harmful radiation.

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Your child has an early morning soccer game. You are most likely to wear: a. Yoga pants and an organic cotton T-shirt. b. Designer jeans, Ugg boots, a hip jacket, and a cute hat. c. Comfy jeans and your favorite T-shirt. d. Team shirt, capris, and a great attitude. e. Oops, forgot to do laundry. Pull on something relatively clean. f. Soccer causes concussions. My kids don’t play soccer. You relax by: a. Making homemade soaps and gardening. b. Shopping and a spa day. c. Relax? What? d. Cheering on your favorite team. e. Sleeping in and watching old movies. f. Cleaning and organizing. A vacation for your family looks like: a. Camping. b. Relaxing at a beachside resort. c. Disney World and a full schedule of activities. d. Wherever my child’s tournament is also being played. e. A leisurely drive to your destination with stops at historical landmarks and tourist attractions along the way. f. Family lake house. How many extracurricular activities is each of your children in? a. 0-2 b. 2-3 c. 4-5 d. 6+ e. I don’t have a clue. Your car: a. Has a picture of the earth on it. b. Is detailed at least once a month. c. Has your website on the rear windshield. d. Features decals of your kids’ names and the sports they play. e. Is littered with crumbs, sippy cups and toys. f. Is meticulously clean.

Your friend invites you to join her for a manicure. You say: a. Come over! I’ll show you how to do an inexpensive, all-natural mani that you’ll love. b. Sure, I could use a little pampering. c. I’d love to and then post a photo on Facebook of the two of you enjoying your time. d. Absolutely! I wonder if they can put a baseball design on my nails?  e. Fun! Let’s have lunch, too! f. Hmmm. Does this place clean their tools between clients? Your favorite workout is: a. Om! Yoga all the way. b. Tennis.  c. Jazzercise. Group exercise is motivating. d. Running. Walking is for whiners.  e. Chasing my kids.  f. Weights and cardio with a personal trainer. Your toddler has a meltdown at the store. You:  a. Hand him homemade fruit leather you stashed in your purse. He is quickly appeased.  b. Are surprised. This undesirable behavior clearly runs on your husband’s side. c. Take a photo of your screaming tot and post it to Facebook with the breezy status “Another day in paradise!” Your friends quickly commiserate. d. Annoyed, you pick him up, abandon the cart, and flee the store.  e. Allow him to carry on. He’s only embarrassing himself. f. Get worried and wonder if he is acting out because he is coming down with something.  Your parenting mantra is: a. “Eat real food. Live simply. Recycle like there is no tomorrow.” b. “To be the best mom, you have to take care of yourself.” c. “Need something done? Ask a busy mom!” d. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” e. “Keep calm and carry on.” f. “Cleanliness is next to godliness!”


You organize your family by: a. Using an old-fashioned day-planner. b. Hiring a virtual assistant. c. Plugging everything into your smartphone. d. Recording all activities on the family wall calendar, color-coded according to the family member.  e. Taking a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach. It will all work out.  f. Each person has a folder. On the first day of school, you: a. Sadly drop your child off and start researching how to home school. b. Skip through the morning routine singing, “It’s the most wonderful day of the year!” c. Post Instagram photos of your kids dressed for the first day in Pinterest-inspired poses. d. Give your kids a pep talk before dropping them off. e. Weep at the passing of another summer.  f. Deliver an extra supply of disinfectant wipes to the teacher. Your kids are performing in the school musical. You: a. Prepare a healthy dinner before performance time. Good food will help them focus.  b. Work with the music teacher to ensure the costume designs are just right. c. Arrive an hour and half before performance time. How else are you going to visit with friends and get a good seat for your YouTube recording? d. Rehearse daily with your kids. You would be mortified if they screwed up. e. Remind your kids to practice their lines and assume they have it under control. f. Stay awake worrying the night before. What if a piece of equipment falls on their heads? Could they fall off of the stage? You’ve heard about these things happening.

IF MOST OF YOUR ANSWERS WERE: A - CRUNCHY MAMA

From food to cleansers, you take an all-natural approach to life. You are committed to a healthy lifestyle and to feeding your family wholesome, unprocessed foods. You either belong to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for locally sourced foods or you grow

your own. You typically shop at places like Whole Foods and Sprouts with your cloth bags in hand. If you wear makeup, you keep it simple. You opted for a natural birth with your children, hired a doula, and had a birth plan in place when you were pregnant. You have a “breast is best” philosophy for feeding your babies. You may have opted to homeschool your kids. What others admire about you: Your commitment to living a more holistic, simpler life. 

B - BUTTERFLY MAMA

You rarely have a hair out of place, and other moms are constantly wondering how you manage to look so classy and put together all of the time. You have a quiet confidence and own your fashionable style. You not only care about how you look, you also have the attitude that self-care is important to being a better mother. Your home further reflects your creativity and is a showstopper that is as comfortable as it is stylish. Whether you shop at garage sales or high-end department stores, you always know what looks good, and your kids generally share your sense of style. What others admire about you: Your charming personality and fashion sense.

C - CONNECTED MAMA

Social media has created a perfect storm of connection for you. You not only get to chat daily with friends and family from afar, you can share entertaining bits and pieces of your daily life with friends who may be right around the corner. Networking comes with ease, and you manage to find friends wherever you go. You frequently organize moms’ night outs, gettogethers, and events. Your smartphone is your favorite device. Of all the moms listed, you are probably the most sleep deprived. But you thrive on busyness and tend to be exceptionally organized.

What others admire about you: Your vast network and your resourcefulness.

D - SPORTS MAMA

You love sports as much as your kids. Your competitive nature can get you a little riled up during games. You push your children to always do their best, whether in school,

sports, or life. You typically wear your hair in a ponytail, sporting a sun visor and a T-shirt that says “Baseball/Soccer/Football Mom.” You come to games prepared with a cooler full of healthy snacks, bottled water, blankets, an umbrella and a comfortable bleacher chair. Your favorite mode of transportation is your SUV or minivan to accommodate the sports equipment, random water bottles, and any team members who need rides. As something of a mother hen, you carry a first-aid kit and can always be depended on to offer praise and encouragement to every player.  What others admire about you: Your can-do, upbeat, and playful personality.

E - FREE SPIRIT MAMA

You tend to take a go-with-the-flow approach to life and prefer to live for the present. Your favorite outfit is whatever is clean and ready to throw on first thing in the morning. You don’t let a screaming child rush you into decisions you aren’t comfortable with. You aren’t one to hurry to urgent care the minute your child sneezes, falls, or nibbles on some sand. You don’t worry too much about the daily messes and chaos of life. Your attitude is that inconveniences and frustrations will sort themselves out eventually. For now, you say, let’s celebrate the moments and embrace the journey. What others admire about you: Your reliable, even-keeled sense of calm.

F - MAMA BEAR

Committed to the health and wellness of the family, you are an avid reader of medical news and child development books. You tend to worry about your family frequently and pay close attention to any sniffles or complaints of body aches. You frequently evaluate if your kids’ behavior is due to illness, allergy, or some other disorder, and you aren’t shy about consulting with the pediatrician. Your kids knew about stranger danger and how germs spread before any other kid on the block. You keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in the car, the house, and in your purse. You are happiest in a clean, wellorganized environment. What others admire about you: Your nurturing, fiercely protective spirit.  

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SPRING CLEANING JOBS YOU MIGHT MISS 30 tasks to tackle in 30 days By CHRISTINA KATZ

Spring cleaning often feels like a huge job. After the physical work of deep-cleaning the entire house inside and out, you may not have the heart to start peeking into your home’s nooks and crannies. But this list of 30 jobs to tackle in 30 days can spread out frequently overlooked tasks and make them more manageable. And imagine the sense of personal satisfaction you will feel every day, as you cross these nitpicky chores off your list. As you clean, create a shopping list of items you replace annually, and then give yourself a chance to track down the best bargains. Your home can be clean and well-stocked. When is the best time to kick off your 30-day deep-cleaning spree? Whenever you are ready! What are you waiting for? JUNK DRAWER. No one likes cleaning out the junk drawer, so go for the most troublesome job first. If you have more than one junk drawer in the house, tackle them all in one day. You’ll be amazed how much satisfaction you feel when they are all dumped out, wiped out and re-sorted. FIRE ALARMS. Walk through the house and test each fire alarm. Replace batteries annually even if they work. Replace worn out alarms with new ones. You’ll feel better. COFFEE MAKER. Purchase enough descaler for your particular type of machine. Read the directions that come with both products. When you are through descaling, rinse away any residue before using machine again. Then unplug the machine, let it cool down, wipe the outside, and wash all the removable parts by hand. Repeat quarterly to keep your java tasting delicious. ELECTRIC TE AKETTLE . Clean this while you are cleaning the coffee maker, if you wish. I usually buy descaler with two bottles in the box and use one for the electric kettle and the other for the coffee maker. Repeat quarterly. JEWELRY. Have everyone sort jewels on the same day. Spread jewelry out on a large table. Put aside anything that needs to go into your safety deposit box. Put invaluable broken jewelry with your craft supplies. Take away anything you have outgrown. If you have nice things you no longer love, consider handing them down to relatives, offering them to friends, or giving them to charity. If an item has sentimental value, put it in your safety deposit box for safekeeping. Take photos of everything going in the safety deposit box, so you know what’s in there. Kids love having items stashed away in a bank box to visit once in a while.

SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX. Visit your safety deposit box at least once a year. Bring new items to store, remove items you need, and check your payment contract to ensure you never lose access. You can set your bill up on auto-renew, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting a payment. TAX RECORDS. If you file accurate tax returns on time and report all of your income, you only need to hold on to your returns for three years. This has changed in the recent past, so if you are still holding on to older returns, it’s time to get rid of them. Check IRS.gov to confirm this advice, and then start shredding. FIREPROOF FILE CABINET. Store your private, security-sensitive documents in a locking, fireproof file cabinet in your home. Keep the keys with your checkbooks, credit cards, and other valuables, so you can access them quickly when needed. Go through the contents of the entire cabinet each year and add and take away items to suit your priorities and sense of security. KEYS AND LOCKS. If you have a spot where you throw all of your extra keys and padlocks, it will be easier to update your stash. Add outdated keys and broken or keyless locks to your craft supplies. Update each car keychain in your family. Create an extra keychain with duplicate keys for backup purposes and store it with your valuables. OFFICE SUPPLIES. Restock office supplies quarterly. Check with other folks in the family before recycling office supplies, in case they can use them. Then donate or recycle what’s not necessary. Add items you need to your shopping list. CLOSETS. Pull everything out that is not hanging and sort. Then pull out hanging items you no longer love or wear. Analyze your organizational system, and update it if necessary. Only put back what you love and wear. Keep a cloth hanging zipper bag with mothballs in your closet to set aside anything with sentimental value to hand down to children in the future. COFFEE AND TEA MUGS. Put all of your stained mugs in the sink in a single layer. Fill the sink with water

to just cover the mugs. Add one or two tablespoons of bleach to the water. Let mugs sit for 10-20 minutes, rinse thoroughly, and place on a clean towel to dry. If you want your mugs to sparkle, do this quarterly. SHOWER CURTAIN LINER. Change your shower curtain liner annually or it will get mildewed and bring down the cleanliness factor of your whole bathroom. To decrease new plastic emissions, open the bathroom window for the first day or turn on the bathroom fan overnight. KITCHEN CABINETS. Start on one side of the kitchen and work your way around from cabinet to cabinet, one shelf at a time. Remove items, check expiration dates, and wipe off each shelf. Toss expired items, donate items you won’t use, and add needed items to your shopping list. BATHROOM AND MEDICINE CABINETS. Follow the same advice for kitchen cabinets, paying closer attention to things you no longer use that could be tossed or donated. Put aside any expired or unused pills for community disposal days, rather than flushing or throwing away vitamins or medications. LAUNDRY CABINETS. You will likely find a pile of buttons, safety pins, coins, and collar stays in your laundry cabinet. Get everything put away and place a clear jar for future pocket finds. Wipe up any solvent spills and put down a tray or liner for future spills. Restock any infrequently used products that are getting low. BOOKS. Get the whole family involved in an annual book purge. Keep books you love, donate or resell books you didn’t enjoy, and store sentimental books in bins you re-sort once a year. Try not to save more than the contents of one storage bin per family member. PET ITEMS. Your pet supplies need to be checked and updated twice a year. Check pet medicines, treatments, and treats to make sure they have not expired. Clean or launder pet bedding and furniture. Use flea treatments, if needed. Replace any items pets need to maintain good health and hygiene.

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FEATURE REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS. Move freezer items so you can defrost freezers. Then empty, purge, and wipe down inside of both refrigerators and freezers. Toss and replace any expired condiments. Restock both appliances and adjust thermostats for maximum effectiveness. OVEN AND RANGE HOOD. Spray your oven with oven cleaner the night before. Open windows the next morning and turn on range fan. Wear rubber gloves and a mask to avoid inhaling fumes. Take frequent fresh air breaks until oven is wiped spic and span. Spray down and wipe your range hood inside and out. Repeat these steps in the fall before the holidays. DISHWASHER. Take out the bottom rack and clean out the dishwasher drain. You may want to wear your rubber gloves for this. Run a hot water cycle with one cup of white vinegar in a container on the top rack. Then sprinkle a cup of baking soda around the bottom of the machine and run a short hot water cycle. Repeat these steps in the fall. WASHING MACHINE. For a top-loading machine, add four cups of white vinegar to a hot water cycle, and then stop the cycle after the machine starts to agitate for a few minutes. Open the lid and let the machine sit for an hour. Then restart the machine and give it one extra rinse cycle. For front-loading machines, add ¾ of a cup of vinegar to the bleach dispenser or fill to the top. Run machine on hot, whites, or stain cycle and then finish with an extra rinse cycle. TOYS. With the help of the whole family, dump out every container of toys and sort them one at a time. Put aside any toys that are no longer age-appropriate and loved. A bin of old toys with sentimental value can

be put aside for each child for future nostalgia. Revisit and update each bin each year, as you add new toys. CLEANING SUPPLIES AND APPLIANCES. Take apart appliances like vacuums and remove extraneous hair, dust, and grit. Use scissors to loosen hair from the rug beater to improve performance. When you are done, go over each unplugged appliance with a wet disinfecting cloth and then let dry thoroughly. Remove scuffmarks on appliances with rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad. Assess cleaning supplies and put items to restock on list. PANTRY AND BULK STORAGE. If you have a specific place where you keep pantry and bulk supplies, go through items and move those that will expire soonest to the front of shelves. Wipe each shelf. Toss expired items. Add needed items to shopping list. MEMORABILIA. We sort our family memorabilia into bins by year. This helps us get our hands on something quickly whenever we want it. I have a special leather binder for my daughter’s report cards and awards. She keeps ribbons, trophies, and the like in her bedroom. Some day we will pack everything away in a bin alongside her favorite toys and books. Until then, everything is within reach.

CAR. Get into your glove box and sort out everything you no longer need. Then add things you wish you had in the car to your shopping list. Dig into every pocket and flip seats up so you can see what’s fallen in the cracks. Be sure to check the way back and all the compartments you find there and under the floors. Restock emergency supplies and equipment so you’ll be ready for anything.

DIGITAL CONCERNS. The best way to maintain digital items is to have a good backup and cloud system in place. If you automatically back up your computer in multiple ways, you can relax knowing your memories and important documents are safe and sound. If you have a bunch of photos and videos you don’t want to save for posterity, set aside a day to comb through them and delete everything unwanted. When you remove images from your computer and phone, you

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LINEN CLOSET. Set up a seasonal rotation in your linen closet. Rotate linens quarterly. Take linens that cannot be laundered at home to the Laundromat or dry cleaner for an annual or semi-annual cleaning. Don’t forget throw rugs, curtains, and pet linens. CRAFT SUPPLIES. I use sorting bins for my craft supplies. When I can’t let go of something small and don’t know where to put it, I add it to my craft supplies. This has led to some creative breakthroughs over the years. I only throw away or recycle craft supplies I know I will never use. However, more often than not, as I add new things to my craft supply collection, I stumble upon fresh creative ideas.

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3 CHEERS FOR SCHOOL SPIRIT Memphis teen is a finalist for national award by MICHELLE MCKISSACK

Sofia Murtaugh is an all-around great student at White Station High School. She is top-notch academically and goes above and beyond to show her school spirit. This can-do attitude has landed her a coveted spot as a finalist for a national award. “I got a flattering text one day from a friend saying that I had been selected to represent my school in a national competition,” she says. “It was such an honor to be nominated by my school.” Sofia is one of only six finalists chosen from across the country for the “Student to Celebrate” school spirit award presented by Varsity Brands. She plays softball for the Lady Spartans at WSHS, and it was her experience at games that led her to set an extraordinary goal. “I play softball and we don’t get as many fans as some of the other mainstream sports,” Sofia says. “I wanted to put my money where my mouth is and support these other teams, both varsity and club sports. I know these students work really hard just like mainstream sports.” Sofia set a goal at the beginning of the 20162017 school year to attend at least one game of every sport that her school has to offer. She even made a point to chronicle her attendance on a chart. She attended baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, bowling, and so many more games. In fact, she showed up to 24 sporting events.

spirit perform better academically, are more involved, and feel happier and more connected to their school and community. That certainly is the case for Sofia. The White Station senior was accepted into and recently decided to attend the prestigious Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, in the Just last month she attended her last event, a fall. rugby match. Sofia will be flying to Disney World for the Her fellow students took notice and Spirit Awards ceremony in the middle of May to submitted her application to Varsity Brands. not only represent herself and White Station but Turns out, she is just the type of student they also Memphis. She says this is about all students, were looking for. whether they play varsity or club sports or no “We’re looking for a student who has a deep sport at all. and genuine love for his or her school and “I do think I made a difference,” Sofia says. “A consistently attends school events and displays lot of times I was the only fan in the stands. the utmost sportsmanship and school pride,” Supporting others is really important.” says Jeff Webb, founder and chairman of Varsity Brands. “This student also takes academics seriously, and challenges him or herself in the classroom.” TUNE IN TO CHEER SOFIA Sofia’s school spirit is not limited to attending games. It’s been a constant for her throughout ON TO VICTORY! her high school experience. She says she goes Now you have a chance to support Sofia all-out for spirit days, like dressing up as a Murtaugh. Varsity Brands is holding its second member of the band KISS during homecoming annual Spirit Awards to showcase students and week. She even painted the school’s mascot, a schools at Disney World on May 15. The ceremony, hosted by Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Spartan head, on the school parking lot. In 2014, Varsity Brands released a study Laurie Hernandez, will be live-streamed at revealing that students with higher levels of varsitybrands.com ME EM MP PH H II S SP EN M PA AR RE NT T .. C CO OM M

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Free. Go to latinomemphis.org for details.

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Music for Aardvarks. Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Mondays & Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. An interactive music program for children 6 months to 5 years and their parents. Free. Reservations required. 227-9558.

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Mini Masters. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. $8/child. Call 761-5250 to pre-register and pre-pay by noon the day before class.

Wild Lunch at Lichterman. Lichterman Nature Center. Tuesdays through Saturdays at noon. Free with admission. 636-2210.

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Toddler Time. Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Meets Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Free. 227-9558.

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Spring Tram Tours. Memphis Botanic Garden (MBG). Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon. Join docents for a tram tour of the garden. Tram leaves every 20 minutes from the east end of the Four Seasons

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Memphis Farmers Market. Central Train Station Pavilion. Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for fresh produce, take part in a children’s activity, listen to music, and more. Free. Visit memphisfarmersmarket.org for details.

All About Birds Family Discovery Day. Lichterman Nature Center. 9 a.m. until noon. Discover our feathered friends at Lichterman through activity stations, demos, and special guests. $6.50/scout or child. $3.50/chaperone. Reservations required. 636-2221. Family Studio. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. 10 a.m. until noon. Free. 761-5250.

creating a keepsake craft to take home. $6/adult. $4/ child (ages 4-11). 785-3160. PB&J: Picnic with Farmer Jason. The Grove @ Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC). 10:30-11:30 a.m. Rock music legend Jason Ringenberg performs favorites including “Punk Rock Skunk,” “Ode to a Toad,” and “The Forest Oh!” $8/ child. Free up to two adults. Bring a blanket and a picnic. Reservations required. 751-7500. Kids Yoga. First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center @ Shelby Farms Park. Saturdays from 11 a.m. until noon. Free. 222-7275. Pixar’s Cars (2D repertory film). CTI 3D Giant Theater @ Pink Palace Museum. Saturdays & Sundays at 4 p.m. Watch your favorite movie on the big screen at the Pink Palace Museum. $9/adult. $7/child. Children under 3 free. 636-2362.

Chucalissa Family Day. C.H.Nash Museum at Chucalissa. Saturdays at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Family Park after Dark: Stargazing. Greenline Gardens @ programs and craft activities change weekly. May 6: Trash Talks/Snake Painting. May 13: Sports & Hunting/ Shelby Farms Park. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Memphis Astronomical Society provides telescopes to help Pottery. May 20: Mystery Box/Beading. May 27: view constellations, planets, and star clusters. Free. Music/Coloring Books. Activities include museum 222-7275. tour, throwing darts with an atlatl, scavenger hunt, the hands-on-lab tour, an educational program, and


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59th Annual Greek Festival. The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Also on Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Festivities include live music from Kosta Kostanis and his band, dance performances by the Athenian Dance Troupe, children’s area, sanctuary tours, marketplace, and food. $3/adult. $1/ child ages 6-11. Free for children 5 and under. For every canned food item donated, receive $1 off ticket price or bring three canned goods to earn free admission. Benefits the Mid-South Food Bank. Go to memphisgreekfestival.com for details.

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Memphis Air Show. MemphisMillington Airport. Also on Sunday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Performances take place from noon until 4:30 p.m. Highlights include performances by U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Marine Corps C-130 “Fat Albert,” U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, and more. Aircrafts will be on display. $25/adult. $15/child. Visit memphisairshow.org for reservations.

Park after Dark: Park + Pajamas Family Sleepover. Woodland Discovery Playground @ Shelby Farms Park. 6 p.m.-9 a.m. This overnight adventure includes a guided nocturnal nature hike, campfire cooking, and breakfast with the buffalo. $10/person. BYO-Tent. All supplies included. Reservations required. 222-7275.

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U23D (Concert Film). CTI 3D Giant Theater @ Pink Palace Museum. Also on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Visit the Pink Palace to catch the 2007 concert film featuring the band U2. $9/adult. $7/child. Children under 3 free. 636-2362.

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Food Truck Garden Party: Family Game Night. MBG. 5-8 p.m. Features movie night, play zone, and food from the Memphis Food Truckers Alliance. $10/adult. $5/child. 636-4100.

30th Annual Open House Performance. St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church. 2 p.m. Highlights include Contemporary/Modern Piece by Wayne Smith, Rendezvous by Judith Davies, with music by Tony Thomas. $8/adult. $5/child. Advance and group discounts available until May 8. Reservations required. 301-3262.

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GPAC Youth Symphony Program Spring Concert. GPAC. 3 p.m. This 8th season spring concert takes the audience on an outer space adventure with Galante’s “Beyond the Horizon,” Williams’ “Star Wars Epic Part 2,” and Holst’s “Jupiter - The Bringer of Jollity.” It also features a performance by the winner of the GPAC Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, Mary Park. $10. Reservations required. 751-7500.

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Go for it! Family Day. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. 10 a.m.2 p.m. Families test their abilities with physical and mental games, special activities, and contests. Also features live music and refreshments. Free. 761-5250.

The Little Mermaid. Buckman Arts Center @ St.Mary’s School. Two shows: 2 & 6 p.m. Roudnev Youth Ballet presents this interpretation of a timeless tale, along with the debut of Ghost Writer, an original jazz work written and directed by Kristin Bihler. $25/person. 537-1483.

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Dog Day at the Garden. MBG. 2-5 p.m. Enter to win prizes for best trick, most fitting name, and best costume. Keep cool all afternoon in the Hot Diggity Dog Kiddie Pool Area. At the Doggie Expo, connect with experts for tips on raising a healthy pup. $10/person. 636-4100.

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Tape Art Finale: Party on the Plaza. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 4-7 The Latino Memphis Festival. Overton p.m. Enjoy the finale of Brooks Outside: Park. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Latino Tape Art. The Rhode Island artist Memphis Festival joins Memphis in May collective Tape Art ends the centennial in celebrating the country of Colombia celebration with a massive installation in 2017. Features a Fiesta 5K, salsa on the Brooks’ facade. Public is invited making championship, arts and crafts, to join in the mural’s removing during soccer demos, salsa dancing classes, Tape Art Finale: Party on the Plaza. and food. Go to latinomemphis.org for Free. 544-6200. details. Dog-A-Roo Festival and 4K Fun Run. Shelby Farms Park. Festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Race at noon. Features a talent + costume contest, rescue parades, the Four-legged 4K Fun Run,

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Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards. The Orpheum. 7 p.m. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the program recognizes achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre.

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Du Bois Arts & Technology Middle/High School (6-12) Mr. LaVaughn Bridges, Administrator 817 Brownlee Road Memphis, TN 38116 Office: 901-801-6171

Du Bois Elementary School of Entrepreneurship (K-5) Ms. Audrey Hudson, Principal 4443 South Germantown Road Memphis, TN 38125 Office: 901-509-6190

Du Bois Leadership & Public Policy Middle/High School (6-12) Mrs. Angela Rowe Jackson, Principal 8146 East Shelby Drive Memphis, TN 38125 Office: 901-334-1252

Du Bois Arts & Technology Elementary School (K-5) Mrs. Angela Holloway, Principal 817 Brownlee Road Memphis, TN 38116 Office: 901-801-6164

Du Bois Consortium of Charter Schools Dr. Willie W. Herenton, CEO 1980 Nonconnah Blvd, Suite 400 Memphis, TN 38132 Office: 901-505-6833 !

Bodine School’s 2017 Summer Reading Program Teaching children to read and succeed for 45 years!

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AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium. Life: A Cosmic Story. Through November 17. Explore the The Memphis Children’s Theatre Festival. Rhodes College Campus. 6-9 cosmic origins of life on Earth. Back to the Moon for Good. Through June 2. p.m. Also on Saturday, May 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features more than Spring Seasonal Stargazing. Through June 20. Find out “what’s up tonight” a dozen different performances, hopping through constellations, workshops, street performances, and arts activities galore. Pay what you can. learning star names, and grooving to space music. One World, One Sky: Big 726-0800. Bird’s Adventure. Through September 2. 636-2362. Outdoor Summer Movie Kick Off. Morton Museum of Collierville History. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs OTHER PROGRAMS or blankets to enjoy Hidden Figures at Parent Informational Session. Baptist the Morton Museum. Free. Snacks and Memorial Hospital for Women. drinks provided. 457-2650. Tuesdays, 9-9:30 a.m. & 2-2:30 p.m., and Fridays, 9-9:30 a.m. At the Universal Parenting Place (UPP), parents share their own parenting joys and challenges while finding muchneeded support. Free. Reservations MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS required. 227-9558. Memphis Zoo. Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Through July 9. 333Mallory-Neely House Tour. Mallory6500. Neely House, 652 Adams Avenue. Fridays & Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 Morton Museum of Collierville p.m. Step back in time to the Victorian History. Collierville’s Town Square: Era touring this mansion built in 1852 1890-1950. Through July 22. Exhibit that showcases original furniture and showcases items from popular storefronts on Town Square and shares interior decorations. $7/adult. $5/child stories of what these objects tell about (ages 3 and up). Reservations required. 523-1484. the time period. Free. 457-2650.

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ONGOING EVENTS

The Pink Palace Museum. Jurassic Journeys on Land, Sea, & Air. May 27 through September 10. Check out the animatronic dinosaurs and take pictures with T-Rex and Triceratops. LeMoyne-Owen College: A Beacon of Hope. Through February 24. Exhibit explores the college’s unique past as a historically black college and the part students played in the city’s civil rights movement. EXTREME DEEP: Mission to the Abyss. Through May 6. 636-2362. CTI 3D Giant Theater. Extreme Weather 3D. Through June 23. Wild Africa 3D. Through June 23. 636-2362.

Cooper-Young Garden Walk. CooperYoung District. May 20 & 21. Garden tours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Features garden tours, open artist studios, farmers markets, educational booths, garden talks, and vendors. Tickets: $20. Advance discounts available until May 5. Visit cygardenwalk.eventsmart.com for details.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Children’s Dance Classes at Church Health Center. Church Health Center. Offers Dance Combo, Moovin’ &


Swimming Lessons

• Ages 6mo and Up • Baby & Me Classes • Private Swim Lessons • Group Lessons

Year ‘round in our HEATED indoor pool!

SCUBA RANGERS Memphis Air Show Memphis-Millington Airport May 13 & 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Groovin’, Discover Dance, and Open Level Ballet courses for the month of May at their new location - Crosstown Concourse. Go to churchhealth.org/ events for details. Kaleidoscope Club. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Ages 5-9. Children participate in projects that spark interest in horticulture, art, or literature. $8. Snack provided. Call 761-5250 to register. Breastfeeding Class. Classroom ABC @ Baptist Women’s Hospital. Thursday, May 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30. Call 226-5764 to register. Family Zumba. First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center @ Shelby Farms Park. On select Saturdays (May 6 & 20) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Beginners welcome. Learn this Latin dance-based fitness class incorporating rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bhangra, and other world music. Free. 222-7275. Free Family Art Workshop. Folk Art - Decorative Masks. Memphis College of Art. Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. Open to all ages and experience levels. Workshops will include drawing, painting, and sculpture. Free, donations are welcome and go toward the youth scholarship fund (recommended donation is $10 per family). Registration encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit mca.edu/ community to register online. Prenatal Yoga Class. First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center @ Shelby Farms Park. On select Saturdays (May 13 & 27) from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Expectant mothers learn how to safely execute specific yoga poses during pregnancy. Free. 222-7275. Colombian Crochet Bag Workshop. Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Saturday,

May 13, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Ages 10-13. Celebrate Memphis in May’s honored country and get to know the Wayuu indigenous community of Columbia while making a crochet bag. $15. Supplies included. Call 761-5250 to register.

Come Join the Fun with Scuba Rangers Ages 8 - 11

• Scuba Skills • Accomplishment • Community Awareness • Teamwork • Goal setting • Snorkel & Scuba Classes • Confidence Gift Cards make great gifts!

999 South Yates, Memphis, TN 901-763-3483 www.diveshop1.com

Dynamic Dads. Classroom ABC @ Baptist Women’s Hospital. Saturday, May 27, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Community-based boot camp facilitated by a coach training rookie fathers and fathers how to be involved in the lives of their newborns. Free. Call 226-5764 to register.

2017 Instructional Summer Soccer Camps

HOME SCHOOL CLASSES

• Speed, Agility & Coordination

Home School Days - Grow a Garden. Memphis Botanic Garden (MBG). Wednesday, May 31, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. Join for a hands-on learning experience. $5/child. Garden admission not included. Call 636-4130 to register and pre-pay.

FUND-RAISERS

Boys & Girls / Ages 3-17 Half & Full Day Camps

• Soccer Skills (Passing & Control, Dribbling, Heading, Shooting & Finishing) • Outdoor Soccer, Soccer Tennis & Futsal

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Get Down & Derby. Woodland Hills. Saturday, May 6, from 4 to 9 p.m. Celebrate the 143rd Running of the Kentucky Derby with live entertainment, a silent auction, and food. $75. Benefits the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South. 547-7588.

8th Annual Junior League of Memphis 5K. Wiseacre Brewery. Saturday, May 13, at 9 a.m. Post-race activities include music, lunch, face painting, and an awards ceremony. Race Day registration: $35. Early bird discounts available. Visit juniorleagueofmemphis5k.racesonline. com to register.

• Small Sided Games — Instructional Scrimmages Online Registration: www.soccerole.org (901) 474-1035 or (901) 505-1477 coordinator@soccerole.org

REGIONAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM REGIONAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM OF MEMPHIS-PARENTING THAT WORKS

University of Memphis Park Avenue Campus 4111 S. MSU B Street Bldg. 48, Suite 110 Memphis, TN 38152-6173

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A program for families with young children 901.678.5258 who arePhone: experiencing behavior problems 901.678.4173 Fax: 901.678.5230

Welcoming all families of preschool childrenmemphis.edu/rip who are willing to work hard and learn PARENTING THAT WORKS, the Regionaltn.gov/behavioral-health/section/rip Intervention Program at the University of Memphis serves families of children under the age of six who have mild to severe behavior problems. Funded by:

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Zoom through the Zoo. Memphis Zoo. Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. Join the four-mile race and one-mile

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beer garden sponsored by

A2H. The Art Project. Belleair Woods Neighborhood Association. Celtic Crossing. Central Gardens Association. Children’s Dental Center. The Daily News. Diane’s Art Gift & Home. Diversified Trust. Ecco on Overton Park. Eclectic Eye. Huey's. Hyde Family Foundations. Independent Bank. Lipscomb & Pitts. M. Palazola Produce Co. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. MLGW. Morningside Neighborhood Association. Pinnacle Perpetual Services. Soul Fish Cafe. SunTrust Bank. Urban Forestry. Utopia Animal Hospital. West Cancer Center.

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Tape Art Finale: Party on the Plaza Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 4-7 p.m. fun run following the course through the Zoo and Overton Park. Race Day Registration: $30 for 4-miler. $25 for 1-mile fun run. Early discounts available. Visit racesonline.com/events/zoom-through-the-zoo to register online.

THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels. The Orpheum. Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. The tour showcases voices of Susan McFadden, Mairead Carlin, and Eabha McMahon, and introduces the new violinist Tara McNeill. $42-$72. VIP tickets: $102. For tickets, call 525-3000.

Million Dollar Quartet. Playhouse on the Square. May 5-28. Thursday through Saturday, 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The show brings to life one of the most iconic moments in Memphis music history. $15-$45. For tickets, call 726-4656. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live! Halloran Centre @ The Orpheum. May 12 & 13. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 4 & 8 p.m. This off-Broadway hit comedy is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up based on the book by John Gray. $55. For tickets, call 525-3000. The HillBenders Present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry. Buckman Arts Center @ St. Mary’s School. Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m. Come enjoy this bluegrass tribute that brings a new perspective to Pete Townshend’s Tommy. $30/adult. $27/child. 537-1483. The Game’s Afoot. Germantown Community Theatre. May 19-21, 26-28, & June 2-4. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up. Hilarious murder mystery play set in 1936. $24/adult. $12/child ages 12 and under. Reservations required. 453-7447. Presley, Perkins, Lewis, & Cash. The Orpheum. May 26 & 27. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 3 p.m. Listen to 1950s rock featuring everything from “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Hound Dog” to “Great Balls of Fire” and “Walk the Line.” $40.50$80.50. For tickets, call 525-3000. Summer Symphony Live at the Garden. MBG. Saturday, May 27. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m. Spend your Memorial Day weekend listening to Memphis Symphony Orchestra perform live. TruGreen lawn tickets: $25/adult. $10/child ages 12 and under. Advance discounts available. 636-4107.

STORY TIME AT AREA BOOKSTORES AND MUSEUMS

Barnes & Noble Booksellers The Avenue Carriage Crossing Mall, 853-3264 Saturdays at 11 a.m. Ages 1-6.

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Barnes & Noble Booksellers 2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., 386-2468 Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Ages Pre K-6. Saturday Story Time: How to Raise a Mom. Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. Listen to this heartwarming new story about raising a happy, healthy mom, filled with role-reversal humor, creative ideas, and lots of love. Story time is followed by activities. Free. National Story Time: Little Ree. Saturday, May 20, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. New York Times bestselling author, Food Network star, and “The Pioneer Woman” herself, Ree Drummond brings the first book in a new picture book series with stories inspired by life on the ranch. Story time is followed by activities. Free. Story Time at Morton Museum of Collierville History On Fridays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Ages 8 and under. Join for a new story theme each week with songs, related craft, and snack. Free. 457-2650.

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MEMPHIS LIBRARY EVENTS

For a complete listing of library events, stop by your local branch and pick up “Infodates,” the library’s monthly calendar, or go to memphislibrary.org CENTRAL 3030 Poplar Ave., 415-2700 CLOUD901 Classes & Events: CLOUD901 is the library’s state-of-the-art Teen Learning Lab that includes a music studio, a video production lab, an art studio, Makerspace, gaming zone, and a performance stage. Open to teens ages 13-18 with a Memphis library card. Go to memphislibrary.org/cloud901 for a class list.

to development make a positive St. Paul Catholic School’s mission is children to foster the of the whole child academically challenging environment based on Catholic doctrine and virtues, difference in the school, St. Paul Catholic School’s mission is to foster the development of the whole child empo in a • Gadget Lab for Kids. Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn about cool apps and children to make a positive difference in the school, community and world. community and world.

academically challenging games for kids available on the library’s Kindle Fire, HDs, Samsung Galaxy Pros, iPads, and iPad Minis. children to make • Crafternoon. Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Children ages 6-11 enjoy 90 minutes of stories and crafts. • Read with Me, Sign with Me. Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. until noon. Enjoy a family story time program incorporating American Sign Language, stories, activities, and crafts. CORDOVA 8457 Trinity Rd., 754-8443 • Musical Story Time. Mondays (except Memorial Day) from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Join award-winning children’s musician Sue Schnitzer for an interactive story time full of music, stories, and dance. • Wondering Minds Wednesday. Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Discover talents through art, team building, creating, and exploring. • Mother’s Day Celebration. Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. until noon. Children enjoy stories and snacks while creating gifts for mom. • International Story Time. Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. until noon. Celebrate the country of Palestine with stories, music, crafts, and snacks.

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CORNELIA CRENSHAW 531 Vance Ave., 525-1643 • Mother’s Day Craft. Saturday, May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children create a themed craft to take home for Mother’s Day. COSSITT 33 S. Front, 526-1712 • Bicycle Story Time & Riding Lessons. Saturday, May 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Listen to bike stories and learn from Revolution Bicycle Co-op how to ride 1425 E. Shelby Drive, bicycles without training wheels by taking to the open road.

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EAST SHELBY 7200 E. Shelby Dr., 751-7360 • World Candy Exploration. Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. Memphis Botanic Garden helps children explore plant origins of their favorite sweet treats. Kids also learn how to make mint candies and sample classroom-made gum. • The Foundations of Algebra. Thursday, May 18, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Math: The Key to Success tutoring organization helps students learn key algebraic terms and shows how to solve basic equations in one variable. FRAYSER 3712 Argonne, 357-4115 • Incentive Game: Build a Better World. Wednesday, May 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. Children ages 5-12 are invited to an Incentive Game. Participants completing eight activities earn a prize during the summer reading program. PARKWAY VILLAGE 4655 Knight Arnold, 363-8923 • Masking Tape Art. Tuesday, May 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children learn how to use masking tape like modeling clay.

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I Can Do All Things. . . S U M M E R CA M P

Does your child know what they want to be when they grow up? Whether your child does or doesn't, have them attend Cornerstone Learning Center's exciting fun-filled summer camp! Your child will explore a new occupation each week and learn about their future options. • Cost $125 per week • Morning and afternoon snacks included • • 2 field trips per week • Daily Bible lessons • Daily arts and crafts • • Weekly splash times • Bi-weekly sno-cones/ice cream •

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LTCA Performing Arts Camp for Youth Pre-K4 - 6th Grade

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ENROLLMENT BEGINS DANCE: For Youth Pre-K4-6th Grade APRIL 3 JAZZ, AFRICAN, PRAISE, DANCE APPLICATION FEEMay | TUITION 30- July 28 MUSIC: $25 | $75 Weekly RECORDER, VOICE, PERCUSSION 9:00am-3:00pm DRAMA: BEFORE-CARE (7AM-9AM) & AFTER- CARE (3PM-5:30PM) ACTING $25 WEEKLY MUSICAL THEATRE

Jazz,• African, Praise Enrollment Begins 2822 Midland Ave • Memphis, TN 38111 • (901) Dance: 454-7060 www.ltcas.net Dance April 3 !


PARKOLOGY

The study of Geology, Botany, Archeology, History, Agriculture and more, by simply having FUN with one of our interpreters at an Arkansas State Park. Come see us.

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Make a pediatrician part of your family. Pediatricians are skilled at diagnosing and treating childhood issues. They’re also experts on child development. The more they see your child and get to know your family, the better they can serve each of you. At Le Bonheur we believe every child matters, and it matters to have a pediatrician involved at every step in your child’s health. lebonheur.org

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Where Every Child Matters

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Memphis Parent, May 2017  

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