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My child is a special needs child. What are some helpful dental tips?
David J. Snodgrass Pediatric Dentist
There are many children with special needs (from Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, etc.). Perhaps the biggest dental tip I could give you would be to visit the pediatric dentist as early as age one and be sure to come every six months. These children require individual attention by the pediatric dentist, the dental staff, and the parents in order to insure that dental fears are nullified. If dental fears are not overcome early, the children often can’t be managed in a normal dental setting when they become teenagers. One of their biggest obstacles as an adult is good oral hygiene by both themselves and their caregivers.
How do you manage a fearful child?
John T. King Pediatric Dentist
The management begins as soon as the child enters the office. The pediatric dental office is designed to minimize children’s fear of dentistry. The staff and the pediatric dentist are trained in child behavioral management techniques. At the front of these techniques is Tell-Show and Do. Our goal is to make the dental experience for children as pleasant as possible.
Dr. Oakes, What are your main goals when treating a child orthodontically?
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Successful orthodontic treatment goes far beyond “straight teeth.” My goals include: (1) a well balanced frontal and side profile; (2) a broad, esthetic smile; (3) straight teeth; (4) a functional occlusion; (5) a healthy temporomandibular joint; and (6) long-term stability.
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here are two schools of thought when it comes to kids and competition, and all of us are very familiar with it by now. There’s the “nobody should get hurt” side which advocates achievement whether achievement really happened or not ... this is the side that brought about the end to winning prizes at birthday parties and awards on Field Day, lest anyone should burst into tears for (gasp) losing. And then there’s the “let them compete for heaven’s sake” side, which recognizes that we are all innately competitive and it’s the unhappy losers who started the “everyone should win” movement to begin with. Before you draw your daggers and brandish me cruel, let me just say that while I fall on the latter side of the spectrum, I am no zealot. I cannot stand show-offs and the bottom line is, there are bad extremes on both sides of the competition debate. I have four children and I see that one’s personality is EVERYTHING when it comes to winning and losing. I remember losing to my big sister over and over again at Monopoly. She would get so into it that I couldn’t help but lose. But I would play her because for one thing, Monopoly is fun. But against her, I would sit with an awful knot in my belly as I permitted her to wallop me. To this day, I dread playing board games with her because I can absolutely remember having clenched fists. So I’m not as good at Monopoly as she ... but I am better at other things. And that’s the key. We can’t all be great at everything. We have to tap into our own gifts ... discover what we are good at ... and then we can compete effectively. For those of you who wince at the idea of competition and your child, you should take heart in that notion. EVERYONE is good at something. It may not be soccer. It may not be geometry. It may not be what you are leading your child to, but perhaps then you should follow your child’s lead. I see competitiveness in all four of my children, and it displays itself in different ways. Because my daughter enjoys playing contemporary piano she is improving on her own each day. This is HER activity. Something that she is good at. My older son is good at kicking footballs, and he works at it because he’s good at it. My number two son loves ice hockey and soccer and fights like the dickens to compete. Tell him to attack the ball and he’s not offended, he loves it. In fact, he’s been attacking since he was a little guy playing with his plastic army soldiers. And my fourth child runs like the wind. He believes he can beat anyone. I don’t have to tell him that’s not possible — he will find out for himself as he grows just where he will sit in the running spectrum. Our world is made up of competition and we should embrace it. It makes us better. We’d all be a lot better off if we could just accept that fact and focus each of our individual efforts in the areas where we excel. What’s the big deal about that?
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kids & FITNESS put a lid on it!
he weather is warm, and it’s the perfect time for a family bike ride! Biking is a fabulous way for adults and children to enjoy the outdoors and get some much needed exercise at
the same time. It’s also a really easy way to get yourself killed if you don’t wear a helmet. Ninety-five percent of bicyclists killed in 2006 weren’t wearing helmets, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’s practically ALL OF THEM! And if you think it’s adults whizzing around in traffic and racing at top speed who are the ones killed, you’re dead wrong. Children are ones who die most often from bike accidents. According to a June 2009 report by the Children’s Safety Network, “Bicycle injuries and deaths affect children and young people more often than any other age group.” Can you handle one more statistic? Because this one will really blow your mind. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the majority of people killed on bikes suffered head injuries, and that helmet use is estimated to reduce head injury risk by 85 percent. So let’s review: The vast majority of bike deaths are among children who don’t wear helmets, yet bike helmets could have saved 85 percent of them. So why can I drive around on any given Saturday and see kids and parents riding bikes without a helmet on? I’ve been so baffled by this phenomenon that I decided to poll a few of these daredevils to find out just what on earth they’re thinking.
Here’s what I heard: “I’m an adult, so I don’t need one.” Professional cyclists and triathletes would disagree with that logic. The official triathlon rules state, “The helmet must be put on before the competitor mounts the bike, and is not allowed to be removed until the rider has dismounted.” If you as much as touch your bike without your helmet buckled, you’re disqualified. That’s how important helmets are to your safety. If a rule is good enough for Lance Armstrong, it’s good enough for you Mom and Dad! Besides, our job as parents is to set a good example. Monkey see, monkey do. “I didn’t know he wasn’t wearing it.” That’s a lame excuse. Kids follow the rules when their parents are serious with consequences. It’s real simple; you wear a helmet or you walk. Catch your kid riding around bare headed or with the helmet unbuckled, and he’s grounded from the bike, the scooter and the skateboard for a couple of weeks. “She’s riding a tricycle! How fast can she go?” Fast enough to land her in the emergency room. My 2-year-old daughter was riding her tricycle without a helmet when she lost control and toppled onto the pavement. Her forehead burst open like a melon, requiring a 911 call, a $600 ambulance ride and seven stitches right between her eyes. The scar is visible to this day, and I’ll carry the guilt in my heart forever. From the second they can ride a toy with wheels — scooter, tricycle or bike — children should wear a helmet. Period. In the United States, more children die from bike accidents than from poisoning, falls and guns combined, but most of those deaths could have been prevented with a $15 helmet. This one’s a no-brainer (all puns intended) … do the right thing and put a lid on it! Personal trainers Deborah Bohn and Amy Cotta are two moms with eight kids and one goal — family fitness. They live with their families in Franklin.
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My 15-month-old walks with her feet turned in. My pediatrician assured me that it’s normal she’ll outgrow it, but I’m still worried. Wont walking this way hurt her: Is there something that can be done to straighten her legs? Fortunately, this will not hurt your child. Nothing needs to be done to fix your child’s walk. Years ago this was sometimes treated with a night-time splint called a Denis-Browne splint. Medical studies have since shown this treatment to have no positive effect. The most common reason for walking with the feet turned in is tibial torsion — the medical term for the large bone in the calf being rotated inward. This is common in newborns and is due to the normal positioning in the tight space of the uterus. Children’s legs start to straighten as they grow and learn to walk, and eventually the bones find their natural position. After two or three years most children will no longer have significant in-toeing. If your child is experiencing foot or leg pain, has difficulty wearing shoes or after age 5 continues to show severe in-toeing, then you may want to see a specialist.
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My 12-year-old has braces and is starting to develop acne. He doesn’t brush is teeth or wash his face enough. What would you say to him about the importance of good hygiene?
Kids who do not maintain good good hygiene generally either don’t know, don’t care or are embarrassed. However after about age 10, the body and social expectations begin to change. You can help by keeping the bathroom stocked with toothpaste, floss, acne wash and deodorant. Mere availability however is not enough. Kids still need to be taught how to be clean. Take time to go over brushing and flossing with braces. Have his orthodontist show him pictures of stains that can result from poor brushing while wearing braces. Show him how to apply the deodorant and explain when it is used. Go through the steps of using an acne wash and cream. Demonstrate gentle face washing (not scrubbing too hard with a washcloth) and include applying acne cream in the right spots and amount. Remind him that picking or squeezing pimples only makes them worse. Ultimately, let him know that good hygiene is expected as he grows up, and the changes he is experiencing are perfectly normal. Stay involved, too. Offer simple reminders: “Did you brush your teeth? Did you use the deodorant? Is the acne cream working? We can get a different brand ...” Simple daily reminders help set an expectation that certain things will be done just as you expect chores and homework to be done. Regarding acne, even kids with great hygiene will have acne. Start with an over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide cream. If the acne persists or gets worse, see you pediatrician or a dermatologist. There are effective prescriptions including stronger topical products or oral antibiotics if creams are not enough. Taking these steps will help your child build his self-esteem. Your support and encouragement, while sometimes difficult for kids this age to hear, make a huge difference. One word of caution: The loss of interest in personal hygiene can be a sign of depression. If your child has lost interest in once enjoyable activities as well, then schedule a visit with your pediatrician.
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Seussical returns to NCT’s 2010 - 2011 season.
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new kids’ exhibit explores aging
hildren of all ages can learn about the aging process by exploring the new Amazing Feats of Aging exhibit at Adventure Science Center (ASC). The traveling exhibit — here through Monday, Sept. 6 — covers the biology of aging in both animals and humans. Set in a colorful carnival atmosphere, the exhibit beckons visitors to “step right up” to a variety of handson activities in three themed areas: “Mysteries of Aging Revealed,” “The Wild World of Aging” and “The Amazing Aging Brain.” ASC is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Hours are Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $11 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger. Call 862-5160 or visit adventuresci.com. A local girl and her mom discover inter-generational relationships in the animal kingdom as part of the Amazing Feats of Aging exhibit.
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DAVIS-KIDD BOOKSELLERS hosts a free Star Wars party on Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Kids of all ages can meet some of their favorite characters, play games and participate in crafts. They can also come dressed up and win a prize for best costume. Call 385-2645 or visit daviskidd.com.
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THE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL takes place June 10 13 at the Riverfront with artist meetand-greets at Nashville Convention Center and nightly concerts at LP Field. CMA is donating 50 percent of the festival’s net proceeds to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for flood relief. Nightly concerts are $30 for general admission seating. Call 800-7453000 or visit cmafest.com.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS LEARNING COOPERATIVE presents Ready, Set, Go for Health! on Saturday, June 5. The noncompetitive, kid-sized run aims to foster family fitness. The
event takes place at the Coleman Community Center (384 Thompson Lane, Nashville) from 8:45 - 11 a.m. Cost is $20 per family. To register, call 714-7580 or visit circleoffriends.110mb.com.
NASHVILLE ZOO has a new arrival, a baby tapir named Noah, who was born in the midst of last month’s flood. He will be on exhibit soon, but in the meantime you can see a photo of him at nashvillezoo. org. NASHVILLE’S NEWEST PLAYGROUND was built at the end of last month in one day by hundreds of volunteers from Huggies, YMCA of Middle
Tennessee and KaBOOM!. The playground’s design is based on drawings provided by children. It is located on the grounds of the Harding Place Family YMCA, 411 Metroplex Drive. Learn more at kaboom.org.
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he 2010 Music City Open Martial Arts Tournament takes place Saturday, July 17 at Tennessee State University’s Kean Hall, but registration is open now at a discounted rate before the end of the month. Hosted by the Austin Bushido Karate School in Smyrna, ages 5 and older who represent all forms of martial arts can compete in weapons, forms and sparring (including team sparring) divisions. Registration prior to Wednesday, June 30 is $45 for up to three divisions. Registration beginning Thursday, July 1 is $45 for one division; each additional division is $5. Spectator admission is $8 general admission ages 5 and older; ring side seats are $15. For more information, call 355-8383. To download registration forms, visit austinbks.com.
bounceU provides parents’ night out in june Moms and dads can enjoy a date night every Friday this month while their kids have fun with their friends during BounceU’s Parents’ Night Out offering. Children ages 3 - 12 can feast on pizza and soft drinks and then burn off those calories by bouncing on inflatables and playing games from 6 - 9 p.m. Reservations are required by the Wednesday prior, and admission is $18 ($15 for each additional child). BounceU is located at 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville. Call 255-1422 or visit bounceu.com/cities/nashville.tn.
22 june 2010
taste of music city expands
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The annual Taste of Music City Festival taking place on Saturday, June 5 has a new location this year, will be more family friendly and is now an all-day event. Festivities take place down Deaderick Street and Public Square Park from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., and admission this year is free. Visitors must purchase individual tickets (sold in strips of 10 for $12.50) for food and wine tastings. Tickets are also required for some of the rides and inflatables in the Kid’s Zone area. Families can also hear a wide range of music performed by local artists. Proceeds benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center. Find more information at tasteofmusiccity.com.
9 to 5: The Musical launches its national tour in Nashville on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and also kick’s off TPAC’s 2010 - 2011 Broadway Series. Other shows next season are Dreamgirls (Oct. 26 - 31), Blue Man Group (Nov. 16 - 21), Shrek the Musical (Jan. 25 - 30), In the Heights (March 22 - 27) and Young Frankenstein (May 10 - 15). Three special performances are also on the roster: A Tuna Christmas (Nov. 30 - Dec. 5), Cats (April 1 - 3) and Spring Awakening (Feb. 25 - 27). Season subscriptions are now on sale by calling 782-4040 or logging onto tpac.org. Learn more about each show at the Web site.
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Review the EBDT Website for Summer Schedule and info on Summer Camps. Summer sesssion begins June 7, 2010. (Auditions for the EBDT Youth Dance Ensemble are in August.) You must participate in a summer dance intensive. This is not a competition team, it is preprofessional dance program.
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t’s time to submit online nominations for Nashville Parent’s 2010 Coach of the Year award! All coaches currently coaching a youth sport (who are in at least their second year with the same organization) are eligible to be nominated for this honor. The recipient will be selected by our panel of editors. When making your nomination, please consider the following: • Sportsmanship of the nominee as well as his players • Team performances during the coach’s career • Past honors and contributions made to sports by the coach SUBMIT ONLINE NOMINATIONS AT PARENTWORLD.COM BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30! The 2010 Coach of the Year winner will be honored with a special presentation, a plaque and a full feature in this publication.
audition for nashville ballet scholarship
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Nashville Ballet is looking for local talent to develop and is hosting a scholarship audition for its summer intensive training on Saturday, June 5 at The Martin Center for Dance (3630 Redmon St., Nashville). Ages 12 and older may audition. A minimum of four years of concentrated ballet is required, with two years of pointe work for females. Those auditioning should bring a headshot and one photo in first arabesque (en pointe for ladies). Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and auditions take place from 2 - 4 p.m. Learn more at 297-2966, ext. 20, or e-mail kspiazzola@nashvilleballet. com.
If your child is in need of a tutor this summer, a new service that makes house calls is available in Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson counties. Tutor Doctor provides one-on-one in-home tutoring for students in all grade levels, including ACT/SAT prep. “Tutors are matched with students based on personality and learning style,”says owner Wayde Bonomo, who adds that math is a focal point during the summer. Tutoring in all subject areas, including foreign language, is available. For more information, call 308-2035 or visit tutordoctornashville.com.
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josh gracin’s fun This down-to-earth former marine and American Idol contestant-turnedcountry-music-star just loves a mess of kids.
ountry music star Josh Gracin is a true family man. The former United States Marine and American Idol finalist is the proud father of three daughters and one son, all under the age of 8. But Gracin says, “We’d like one more. My wife and I love kids, and I still feel like a kid myself.”
You were married at age 20 and had your first child by 21. Why so young? I married my high school sweetheart. We’d been together since we were 16, so it was time. What was your role in the delivery room? I stay out of the way! My wife is a small girl, but she had such a grip on my hand once that I thought she would break it. What’s the most useless piece of baby equipment? All of those “developmental” baby toys. They’re a waste because babies don’t play with them. Babies naturally learn best by everyday behavior, like talking to them and interacting with them. What’s a typical evening at the Gracin house? Chaos! My wife makes dinner. I’ll never force the kids to eat something they don’t like, but they have to try it at least once. Then I roughhouse with them, but get yelled at for getting them hyper before bed. Izzy needs a bottle before bed, and she’s down by 8. The rest go to bed at 8:30.
What’s a perfect family day look like? Once my sod has finally taken and I have grass, I’d like to sit on the deck and watch my children play on the swing set and trampoline. In another week, we can do it! What’s harder … stepping on the American Idol stage or potty training? Potty training is more frustrating, that’s for sure. How is your son different than your daughters? He’s a lot easier to handle. There’s no drama with him. And when your son turns 16, you don’t have to worry about other boys coming around! What kind of boys would you like your girls to date? None of them! Seriously though, the only way to protect your children from people you don’t want around is to raise them to respect themselves and to make good decisions. What values are important to you? The Marine Corps slogan says it all: Honor, Courage and Commitment. Those three things are the umbrella for everything they’ll face in life. J
What sort of things did your parents say to you that you find yourself saying to your kids? “Don’t play your mom and I against each other.” “Don’t hit your sisters!” What has fatherhood taught you? You can’t be too extreme in one direction. Sometimes you have to be the hard guy and sometimes the fun guy. What’s your signature parenting tool? The Look. When I give them The Look, they know I mean business. My 3-year-old turns on the tears when she doesn’t get her way, but when I give her The Look, she stops.
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get crankin’ for martha o’bryan
ne of the sweetest annual fundraising events is the Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’. This year marks the event’s 25th anniversary on Sunday, June 13. Sample more than 500 unique, homemade ice cream flavors created by Middle Tennesseans. Live entertainment and children’s art activities courtesy of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts begin at 3 p.m. Ice cream sampling starts at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center. Head to the First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville. Advance tickets are $10 adults, $8 children 2 and older; admission at the gate is $13 adults, $10 children. For more information, call 254-1791 or visit marthaobryan.org/crankin.
A local girl cools off with a frozen delight after helping pass out ice cream samples at last year’s crankin’.
stars align for nashville rising
YMCAs to help young flood victims
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Country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have helped organize Nashville Rising, a special star-studded concert to raise money for flood relief efforts through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Taking place Tuesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville, tickets are $28.94 - $259.62. VIP Diamond tickets are $1,000 and include preferred seating, a post-show artist reception at The Palm, a silent auction and a Hatch Show Print. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The YMCA of Middle Tennessee has launched a “Recover Their Summer” campaign to provide financial assistance to families affected by flooding who wish to send their kids to Y summer camps this summer. To learn more, individuals seeking assistance should visit the YMCA online at ymcamidtn.org and click on “YMCAs to Help Youngest Flooding Victims ‘Recover Their Summer,’” located column left on the home page. Donations to the relief effort can also make online at the site.
United Cerebral Palsy’s (UCP) annual Casual Day fundraiser takes place this year on Friday, June 25 with the theme, “A Celebration of Historic Theatres in Tennessee.” For $5, you’ll receive a button and an 8 x 10 print of the design. For $20, you will also receive a Tshirt. UCP provides a wide range of services to children and adults throughout the state with physical disabilities. To make a donation or to learn more, call 242-4091 or visit ucpnashville.org. — by Chad Young
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what say YOU? My 9-month-old cries every time I try to give her a bath. What can I do to make it more comfortable and enjoyable for her?
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check the temp Make sure the water temperature is comfortable for her. I have two young boys and each of them preferred different water temperatures as a baby. My oldest enjoyed cooler water while my youngest didn’t. Obviously don’t use cold or hot water, but try something new. — Kimberly Dawes, Franklin, mother of two
bathe her in the sink My 7-month-old takes baths in the kitchen sink and loves it. She is at my level and we can interact with each other. Have fun in water without bathing then work the suds in every now and again. There is power in skin to skin contact. Also know that if you are anxious about bath time she will be, too. They literally feel it in your touch.
Take a bath with her to make it as calm an environment as possible with no loud noises or distractions. Ease her into the water with you and hold her up if she gets upset. Talk to her softly and calmly the whole time you’re bathing her to make bath time more of a spa treatment. Play a little bit, too. Mostly, the goal for a bath is for her to relax. We also discovered early on that our daughter would easily get cold and fussy. Run a space heater in the bathroom with the door closed before filling the tub. That way the bathroom is warm and steamy by the time you bathe your baby and she doesn’t get cold and fussy. — Shelly Rogers, La Vergne, mother of one
bring out new toys My son is now 4 years old but didn’t like baths much when he was an infant. Check the environment to make sure it’s comfortable for your baby. Use comforting bedtime bath soap along with making sure the room isn’t too cold. You may also try some different bath toys. My son liked it when I read to him in the bath. — Michelle Huffman
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“Mom, I Think I’m Gonna Throw Up!”
car-seat conundrums — answered! Seems like making the transition between car seats should be clear cut — but too often, it’s not. In time for road trips this month, here are answers to your four top concerns:
Q My little butterball is 9 months old
and already weighs 25 pounds. Can I keep him in his infant seat until he turns 1? Only if you have an infant seat designed to hold babies heavier than the standard 20 to 22 pounds, says Lorrie Walker, training manager and technical adviser for Safe Kids Worldwide. Otherwise, it’s time for a convertible model that will keep him in the rear-facing position.
I’m dying to turn my baby forward so I can see her when I’m driving. How soon can I do this? She should remain turned around until she’s at least 1 year and 20 pounds. And that’s the minimum: Experts now advise keeping kids rear-facing as long as possible; this position offers the best protection for your child’s head, neck and spine in the event of a crash.
Q It’s expensive to buy an infant seat,
then a convertible seat, then a booster. Is there another option? Some parents opt to buy a convertible seat to use rear-facing right off the bat; and given that many go up to 35 pounds, you can get some serious mileage out of it. Another option is to buy a combination seat after he outgrows his infant one. These seats can only be used in the forward position (a drawback if your child isn’t big enough yet), but the upper weight limits range from 40 to 65 pounds for use with a five-point harness. After that, you can use the seat as a beltpositioning booster until your child is 80 - 100 pounds.
Q My 9-year-old complains about rid-
ing in her booster seat. When can we ditch it? It’s safest for your child (embarrassed or not) to remain in a booster until she’s at least 8 years old and 4 feet 9 inches tall, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. When she meets those guidelines, she can go booster-free. But don’t forget: She stays in the backseat until she’s 13. Many local police and fire departments will do a safety check on your car seat, tugging on straps till they’re snug and safe (or completely reinstalling the seat if it’s really off). To find additional car-seat checkpoints, call toll-free 866-732-8243 or visit seatcheck.org.
any young children are prone to motion sickness. To keep tummies calm in the air or on the road, follow these steps from the American Academy of Pediatrics: • Talk to your pediatrician about motion-sickness treatments that are appropriate for toddlers, such as Dramamine, and administer them to your child half an hour to an hour before you travel. Skin-patch remedies are unsafe for young children. • If your child has not eaten in a few hours, give her a light snack before your trip. • Since focusing on sights that are farther away seems to stave off nausea, make sure your child can get a good view of her surroundings. • Avoid reading stories to your child. This would direct her gaze downward and could make her nauseated and carsick. • Make frequent pit stops so your child can get some fresh air and walk around.
HOT CAR ALERT! The National Safe Kids Campaign urges parents to keep children safe around cars. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN ALONE IN A pARkED CAR ON A HOT DAy even for a second. For more tips on keeping children safe around cars, visit parentworld.com — Susan Day
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#1 Here Comes the Sun!
Limit sun exposure during the peak hours of 10am- 4pm and always apply a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher 30 minutes before going out. Re-apply every 2-3 hours, as well as after swimming or sweating. Limit a baby’s time in the sun, choosing shade and light clothing instead.
Water Everywhere! Encourage children to drink water frequently before and during outdoor activities to stay well hydrated. Water or fruit pops made of 100% fruit juice are your best choices.
#3 Get Out and Play!
Summertime is prime time to get children more active. Help your child choose an activity and encourage one hour of physical activity every day.
You’re Bugging Me! Choose insect repellents with 10-30% DEET to repel mosquitoes, ticks and other summertime pests. (DEET is not recommended for children under 2 months of age.)
#5 Fruit (and
Vegetable) Basket Turn Over! This is the best season for 5-9 servings each day! Choose from juicy tomatoes, fresh corn, green beans and endless other possibilities for a rainbow of color in your child’s diet!
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for the love of dad This year, be ready when father’s day rolls around!
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• start with breakfast in bed • next, go rent a canoe • next, head to a driving range • next, go home for a nap • now bake his favorite dessert • next, go ride go-carts • next, go home and give him the remote • prepare his favorite dinner • give him special hugs and love • don’t bug him • watch what he wants without complaining
Dad can show off on the sidelines (or at the beach) and keep safe from the sun (and out of the rain) with the gigantic Sport-Brella. Big enough to shield an entire family, the 125 SPF umbrella sets up in seconds and includes side vents and zippered windows for efficient airflow. Available for $69.99 at sklzstore.com.
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Dad can have an even more relaxing time on the green with the handy Scramble Scoop Golf Ball Retriever. The long-handled, netted scoop is shaped just right so you can scoop up your golf balls without even leaving your cart or bending over. Available for $19.95 at scramblescoop.com.
Read more about these products and additional related Hot Stuff items at parentworld.com! — Products reviewed by Kiera Ashford, Susan Day and Chad Young
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iddle Tennessee has a new attraction opening on Monday, June 7, and it’s the only country music mansion tour in the Nashville area. The Mansion at Fontanel, located in Whites Creek, is the former home of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, and guided tours let visitors get up close and personal with photos, memorabilia and personal items from the Mandrell family history in the 20-plus rooms of the house. Other artifacts on display belong to country artists including Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and more. In addition to the mansion tour, enjoy free hiking trails, an outdoor music venue and The Farm House Restaurant featuring a “farm to fork” menu. Look for a review of the mansion experience on our Web site after opening day. Fontanel is located at 4225 Whites Creek Pike. Admission is $19 adults, $9 ages 6 - 15, free ages 5 and younger. Learn more at 256-5699 or fontanelmansion.com. We’re giving away two family four-packs of tickets! Log in to our site and click on “Giveaways” under the “Activities” tab. The Mansion at Fontanel, former home of Country Music Hall of Fame star Barbara Mandrell.
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let’s talk! While baby talk — or “motherese” — may come naturally, how much is too much?
e’ve all used it, and our babies — if not our friends and relatives — know exactly what we mean. It’s baby talk, also known as “motherese,” and every culture around the world has its version of it. It feels only natural for adults to modify their language when speaking to babies and young children. We shorten words, use repetition, vary and exaggerate pitch, thus making our speech simpler and more singsong. We may sound silly to others, but it’s music to our babies’ ears. And until recently, most researchers have agreed: motherese helps parents and babies communicate, and it even aids in language acquisition. But a study published in the journal, Cognitive Psychology, raises questions. How much baby talk is too much? Janellen Huttenlocher, psychology professor at the University of Chicago, studied the effects of preschool teachers’ use of complicated language — longer sentences, higher-level vocabulary — in the classroom. Huttenlocher found that children exposed to complex language had better language skills, both in comprehension and usage. This also held true for children whose mothers used richer language. According to Lisa Washington, a teacher quoted in Psychology Today, “Grown-ups feel they have to talk slowly or loudly with a sing-song voice to kids.” But this kind of talk — baby talk — does not, ultimately, benefit them. So what to do? At what point does motherese go from being a help to being a hindrance? Surely there is nothing wrong when we coo and babble along with our babies. And certainly, speaking to young children as if they’re little professors feels unnatural and wrong, and is likely to be ineffective to boot. Here are some pointers for the use of baby talk, to make sure your child gets all the benefits of it, but none of burden:
Take your cue from your child. Don’t hang on to baby talk because you like it, but don’t abandon it before your child is ready. Pay attention to how your child responds to you, and listen to how he is developing. When your child is beginning to experiment with more complete sentences, reflect that in your own language.
Play games with language. Try rhyming words with your child’s name, replacing words in familiar songs, coming up with silly words to describe your child’s world. Games are a way to keep language fun and playful, while enriching your child’s understanding of sounds and meanings.
Don’t shy away from vocabulary. Adults often underestimate children’s ability to process more difficult vocabulary. But children have a need to label their world: provide your young child with words to describe feelings (disappointed, worried, excited), sounds, colors, textures (soft, bright, pale, rough) and ideas (interesting, fair, intelligent).
Sing! Singing is a natural and fun way to introduce vocabulary and to attune your child to sounds and rhythms. Don’t worry if you have a tin ear. Your child won’t even notice.
Preserve elements of baby talk for special times. One of the essential benefits of baby talk is the way it reinforces the emotional bond between parent and child. Don’t feel embarrassed to use cutesy, babyish language with your slightly older child once in a while, for instance at bed time or when he is hurt or sad. After all, one of the most important uses of language is to convey feeling, and as the parent, no one knows better how to comfort your child than you. J Emily Oliver-Fields is a writer and mother.
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Read Aloud — Make the time special by reading with an expressive voice and use accents. Also, let your children read aloud to you. Write Notes — Using vocabulary words, leave a special message under pillows and in lunch boxes. Join a Reading Club — Check local bookstores to see if they sponsor a children’s program. Go Online — Join a free online reading program such as bookadventure.org, which has a reading motivation program for students in grades K - 8. Kids create their own book list from more than 6,000 titles on the site. After reading the book, kids take multiple choice quizzes on the books and earn points and prizes. Let your kids play word games on the Internet.
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Too many kids stop playing sports because they are over-scheduled, burned out or possibly ... playing to make someone else happy (hint, hint). Parents! Remember:
sports should be
FUN by Jon Frere
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sports should be FUN
s you read this article, summer will be in full
I hope all of us — players, coaches and parents — will display good
swing. Your children will be playing sports
sportsmanship at all times and at all levels of play. Respect is the key word. I
and also looking forward to new team par-
often believe that we should play that old Aretha Franklin hit before we begin
ticipation coming this fall. Many youngsters
will start playing on youth soccer, football,
What can we do to improve our youth and high school sports culture? As
baseball and other teams for the first time. A
psychologist Joel Fish says, “The most critical factor in whether your child
great deal of time will be taken up with prac-
loves or hates his experience in sports is … the behavior in public and private
tices and games, and some youngsters may
and the attitude of his parents.” It is perfectly clear that parents and the other
also be chosen to play on all-star and “travel teams.” So it’s a non-stop merry
adults who participate in the games our children play must be good role mod-
go round of sports activities that occupy a great deal of your family’s time.
els. Talking the talk does not do the trick, behavior and setting a good example
If you reflect back to when you played sports during the summer and fall in
youth leagues, I imagine you will agree that things are quite different now than they were 20 or 30 years ago. I doubt your parents ever attended practices,
is what counts. If you 1) talk more about your child’s sport than about your child, 2) are highly critical of your child’s coach, 3) talk to your child more like a coach than
and I suspect they saw some of your
a parent, 4) constantly tell your child to
games, but not all of them. I’ll bet you
practice more, 5) seem more emotionally
even remember when you, as a child, played with your friends without having adults manage the game! My point is, the culture of athletics and sports has changed significantly. Sporting events on every level — youth league, high school,
“The most critical factor in whether your child loves or hates his experience in sports is … the behavior in public and private and the attitude of his parents.”
college and, of course, the pros — are
— psychologist Joel Fish
invested in the sport than your child is, 6) get a great deal of status and prestige from your child’s athletic accomplishments and 7) believe that if your child tried harder he could be successful at sports, you are going overboard. If any of these ring a bell, take a step back and
now a major source of our entertainment.
do your best to change your attitude and
I believe that the change in our sports
expectations. Remember to focus on the
culture has worked its way down to youth and school leagues. There is too
process of performance. Emphasize and reward effort and attitude. Winning
much emphasis on winning and not nearly enough on learning skills and hav-
and losing are not the same as success and failure.
ing fun. Today, we are too quick to identify the stars. As Cal Ripkin says, “No one is smart enough to know who, at age 8, is going to make the big leagues
So let’s agree to:
and who is not. There are valuable lessons to be learned in sports, and we
1. give your child unconditional love regardless of how he performs
should allow kids to learn without having the negativity and the pressure that
2. be a great fan of your child and of the team
too much emphasis on winning creates.” Many kids develop at a later age
3. always root for the team in a positive way, never root against
and therefore are often left out and may lose interest or just quit. We too often
opposing players or their team
coach our youth league kids as if they were playing on a high school varsity
4. be a positive role model at all times
level. I also believe that we are too quick to have kids specialize and play one sport only when they are 10 or 12 years old. Let kids play two or three sports
In conclusion, have fun watching your child play. Sports are a wonderful outlet and teacher; let’s allow the kids to learn and have fun. J
as long as they like. In almost all cases, this practice will not inhibit a child from developing into a very fine athlete who will compete on the high school varsity and even the college level.
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Jon Frere specializes in consulting about sports with local independent schools.
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Your complete guide to kids’ sports in Middle Tennessee.
baseball, softball & t-ball Also see YMCAs. Babe Ruth Baseball League • baberuthbaseball.org Official Web site for the largest baseball league in the country. Information on the organization and more. Bellevue Sports Athletic Association 662-0700 • bsaainc.org T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 5 and older. Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball 876-0648 • dixie.org More than 100 leagues in Middle Tennessee for ages 12 and younger. Players go on to play in the Little League World Series. Select Amateur National Development League for Travelo Teams (SANDLOTT) 361-8359 • sandlotter.com T-ball for ages 4 - 6 and competitive baseball for ages 18 and younger. Little League Baseball • littleleague.org More than 10 leagues in Middle Tennessee for ages 7 - 18. Mid-State Amateur Baseball and Fast Pitch Associations msaba.org Largest travel league in the Southeast for ages 10 - 18.
Crieve Hall Baseball Chip Cruze • 596-7223 • crievehallbaseball.com Baseball for ages 5 - 12 in farm, rookie, minor and major leagues.
Donelson Civitan Girls Softball 884-1998 • donelsoncivitan.com T-ball and softball for ages 4 - 20.
Smyrna Fastpitch League 804-4754 • smyrnafastpitch.org Girls softball leagues for ages 3 and older.
McCabe Park Little League 297-6843 • mccabelittleleague.com T-ball and baseball for ages 5 - 16 as well as a challenger league for ages 5 - 18 with special needs.
Smyrna Girls Softball Leagues smyrnagirlssoftball.org Girls softball for ages 4 and older.
West Nashville Sports League 376-4700 • wnsl.org Baseball for ages 5 and older.
Buchanan Community Recreation Baseball Leagues Tammy Patterson • 319-8508 Coach pitch baseball for boys girls ages 3/4 - 8, girls fast pitch for ages 9 - 12 and boys kid pitch for ages 9 - 12. Sign-ups take place January and February. Games run April - June. La Vergne Baseball and Softball Association 207-8030 • lavergnebsa.org Baseball and softball for ages 5 - 18. Murfreesboro Baseball Association 785-2852 • murfreesborobaseball.com T-ball and baseball for ages 4 - 16. Murfreesboro Optimist Little League Baseball murfreesborooptimist.com League play for boys and girls ages 5 - 18. One Goal Sports 1009 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro 896-7309 • onegoalsports.com T-ball for ages 4 - 5 and coach pitch baseball for ages 6 - 7. Smyrna Baseball League smyrnabaseballleague.org League play for ages 4 - 18.
Tennessee Youth Baseball Association Murfreesboro • 890-9382 • tybaball.com Invitational tournament play for boys and girls ages 5 - 12.
Gallatin Leisure Services 451-5911 • eteamz/com/gallatinleisureservices American Legion baseball for ages 5 - 18, Cap Ripken baseball for ages 5 - 18, girls slow pitch softball for ages 5 - 16, girls fast pitch softball for ages 8 - 14. Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation 851-2253 • cityofgoodlettsville.org/parks Spring and fall co-ed T-ball for ages 4 - 5. Hendersonville Parks and Recreation 822-3898 • eteamz.com/hendparks Fall baseball for ages 5 - 18, spring baseball for ages 13 18, summer baseball for ages 4 - 12. Portland Dixie Softball and Baseball 642-0312 • portlanddixie.info Open to girls ages 4 - 15 and boys ages 4 - 18. Portland Little League 323-9228 • elvisbrownpark.com Baseball and softball for ages 4 - 18. White House Dixie Youth leaguelineup.com/whdixie Baseball for ages 5 - 14 and softball for ages 6 - 16.
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Brentwood Babe Ruth Baseball http://brentwoodbaberuth.com Spring and fall leagues for ages 13 - 19. Brentwood Civitan Club 376-9155 baseball 690-2219 softball brentwoodcivitan.org T-ball for ages 5 - 6, baseball for boys ages 5 - 12 and softball for girls ages 5 - 18. Franklin Baseball Club 573-6465 • fbcleagues.com League play for ages 4 - 18. Girls Softball Association of Franklin 791-4363 • gsaof.org League play for ages 5 - 18 includes T-ball, coach pitch, slow and fast pitch.
Mt. Juliet League 758-8991 • mjleague.org T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 4 - 18.
basketball Also see YMCAs. Upward Basketball Church Leagues 800-585-4721 • upward.org Twenty-two leagues in multiple Middle Tennessee counties for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Bellevue Basketball Association 642-9633 • bellevuebasketball.net League play for boys and girls ages 6 - 13. Teams play according to the National Alliance for Youth Sports guidelines. Nashville Celtics 724-2511 • nashvilleceltics.com League play for ages 17 and younger. Youth Encouragement Services 315-5333 • youthencouragement.org League for inner-city school-age children runs November - February. Youth Inc. Junior Pro Basketball 1160 Gallatin Road South, Ste. 121, Madison • 865-0003 youthincorporated.org League play for ages 4 - 17. West Nashville Sports League 376-4700 • wnsl.org Summer basketball league play for children in grades 1 - 9.
Hooptown 1120 Old Lascassas Road, Murfreesboro 459-7676 • hooptown.net Summer basketball leagues for boys and girls in grades 5 - 8. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Sports*Com • 867-4913 McFadden Community Center • 893-1802 Offers youth basketball for ages 8 - 17. One Goal Sports 1009 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro 896-7309 • onegoalsports.com League play for ages 6 - 12 from November to January. Registration begins in August.
Smyrna Junior Basketball League 586-6644 • smyrnajuniorbasketball.org Boys and girls ages 5 - 17 can join a basketball team. Sign-ups are every Saturday in September at Smyrna High School or online. Practices start in October and the season runs December - February.
Goodlettsville Youth Basketball League 859-6855 • goodlettsvillebasketball.com League play for boys and girls ages 5 - 18. Hendersonville Parks Department 101 Maple Drive North, Hendersonville 822-3898 • eteamz.com/hendparks Youth league play for boys and girls in grades 1 - 12. Sign-ups are September - October; season runs November - February. White House Challenger Basketball 672-4350, ext. 2114 • cityofwhitehouse.com Basketball program for special needs kids. Sign ups take place July - August. Games are September - October.
williamson county Also see A Game Sportsplex and Ultimate Sports Basketball Academy under Sports Organizations/Training Facilities. Fairview Recreation Complex 2714 Fairview Blvd. 799-9331 • wcparksandrec.com League play for ages 5 - 15. Registration takes place in October with season running November - March. Franklin Youth Basketball Program 370-3471, ext. 18 Basketball for boys and girls ages 5 - 17 through Williamson County Parks and Recreation.
cycling Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association • tbra.org An organization of Tennessee bicycle racing clubs and their members. Web site lists upcoming races in Nashville.
Bike Pedlar 5116 Old Hickory Blvd., Hermitage • 885-0881 2910 West End Ave., Nashville • 329-2453 bikepedlar.com All ages can participate in clinics throughout the year. Cumberland Transit 28007 West End Ave., Nashville 321-4069 • cumberlandtransit.com The store offers a variety of clinics throughout the year. Eastside Cycles 1012 Woodland St., Nashville 469-1079 • eastside-cycles.com Bike shop that hosts family-friendly rides every Saturday in East Nashville. Gran Fondo Sonic Cycling 5205 Harding Road, Nashville 354-1090 • granfondocycles.com All ages and levels can join recreational and racing teams, both on- and off-road. To race, cyclists must join the U.S. Cycling Federation. Nashville Mountain Bike nashvillemountainbike.com A resource for mountain bikers of all ages in the Nashville area.
Potenza Cycling Club potenzacyclingclub.org Cycling club for all ages that participates in several community rides along with weekly rides every Monday and Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Trace Bikes 8400 Hwy. 100, Nashville 646-2485 • tracebikes.com The shop offers clinics and groups rides throughout the year. TriStar Cycling tristarcycling.com Junior Development Program for cyclists 18 years and younger. Riders ages 10 and older of all levels can participate in training rides or join street racing teams. To race on a team, cyclists must join the U.S. Cycling Federation.
Murfreesboro Bicycle Club mborobike.com A recreational street riding club. Children 17 and younger can join with a parent or guardian.
Acme Multisports 900 Conference Drive, Goodlettsville 855-1760 • acmemultisports.com The shop hosts a recreational and racing group in the for all ages; rides vary in distance from 20 - 75 miles.
Bike Pedlar 144 Franklin Road, Brentwood • 373-4700 bikepedlar.com All ages can participate in clinics throughout the year. Columbia Cycling Club columbiacyclingclub.com A recreational and racing club with a triathlon subgroup. Any age can join; individual memberships begin at age 15. Races include cyclo-cross, mountain bike, 100-mile road tour and an off-road canoe triathlon. Harpeth Bicycle Club harpethbikeclub.com Family memberships available for ages 18 and younger with parents; rides range 24 - 100 miles.
football Also see YMCAs. Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org League football and cheerleading for kids ages 5 - 14. Mid-state communities with team leagues include: Antioch, Bellevue, Bordeaux, Brentwood, Clarksville, Cookeville, East Side, Franklin, Goodlettsville, Grassland, Hendersonville, Madison, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Old Hickory, Shelbyville, Smyrna, Spring Hill, Waverly-Belmont, White County and Whites Creek. Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) 668-7424 • leaguelineup.com/msyfl League football and cheerleading ages 5 - 14 years. Fourteen league members across Middle Tennessee. Upward Church Leagues 800-585-4721 • upward.org Offers flag football and cheeleading leagues in Davidson, Sumner and Williamson Counties for kids in grades K - 6.
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Also see Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA).
See Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA).
Bellevue Steelers Football: 482-4628 Cheerleading: 306-4123 Football and cheerleading for ages 5 - 14. Sign-ups take place every Saturday in July.
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Donelson-Hermitage Warriors 543-6349 • dhwarriors.com Football and cheerleading for ages 5 - 12. Spring flag football league also available. Madison Titans email@example.com Football and cheerleading for ages 5 - 12. Mt. Juliet Bears 754-7314 • mjyfc.org Cheerleading and competitive tackle football for ages 5 - 12. Una Bears Youth Football unarecreation.org Football and cheerleading leagues for ages 5 - 12. West Nashville Broncos Youth Football & Cheerleading westnashvillebroncos.com Football and cheerleading for boys and girls 5 - 12. Practice begins in July; championships in November.
rutherford county Also see Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA). La Vergne Youth Football and Cheerleading 335-1799 • lavergneyouthfootball.org Boys ages 5 - 12 can join football or girls ages 5 - 14 can join cheerleading teams. Sign-ups begin in June and July. Murfreesboro Blue Raiders Youth Football/Cheerleading 346-2822 • murfreesboroblueraiders.com Football and cheerleading for boys and girls ages 5 - 12. Murfreesboro Mustangs Youth Football and Cheerleading 962-8028 • murfreesboromustangs.com Football and cheerleading for ages 5 - 14. Sign-ups start June 12. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Football League Gary Arbit • 895-5040 Football for ages 8 - 13, flag football for ages 9 - 13. Smyrna Youth Football League and Cheerleading 220-4375 • smyrnayouthfootball.org Football and cheerleading for ages 5 - 14. The season runs from mid-July through mid-November with practices starting Monday, July 26.
sumner county See Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) and Upward Church Leagues. Gallatin Youth Football League 451-5911 • eteamz.com/gallatinleisureservices Football and cheerleading for ages 5 - 14. Goodlettsville Trojans 400-4670 • firstname.lastname@example.org Football for ages 5 - 12. Portland Youth Football League ptownfootball.com Football and cheerleading for ages 6 - 12.
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Also see YMCAs.
Academy of the Performing Arts 2710 Old Lebanon Pike, Ste. 25B, Nashville 391-5500 • tadahdance.com Competitive dance teams for ages 6 - 17. Bare Feet Dance Studio 4825 Trousdale Drive, Ste. 105, Nashville 260-9665 • barefeetnashville.com A competitive dance team for ages 14 - 18 will be added this August. Registration begins the week of Aug. 16. Cheer & Dance 1 Nashville 7051 Hwy. 70 S., Nashville cheeranddance1.com Skill training for beginner to advanced level squads in tumbling, stunt work, motions, jumps and dance. Dance in Bloom 7982-A Coley Davis Road, Nashville 662-4819 • danceinbloom.com Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, tumbling and pom-pom classes for ages 2 and older. Gaby’s Gymnastics School 1186 Antioch Pike, Nashville 331-8111 • gabysgym.com Recreational gymnastics and tumbling for ages 3 - 18. USAG competitive team programs for ages 6 and older. Hermitage Dance Academy 275 Jackson Meadows Drive, Ste. 103, Hermitage 231-7100 • hdadance.com Offers lessons in ballet, jazz, tap, tumbling, hip-hop, lyrical and more as well as parent/child combo classes for 2-yearolds and a parent, preschool dance for ages 3 - 4 and team dance for different skill levels for ages 5 - 18.
West Side Gymnastics and Cheer 11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville 352-8500 • wactn.com Gymnastics for ages 18 months - 18 years.
Barfield School of Dance 2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro 896-3118 • barfieldschoolofdance.com Dance lessons for ages 2 and older in kinderdance, ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, irish step dancing and hip-hop. Creative Me Gymnastics 871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna • cmegym.com Cheerleading and gymnastics for ages 18 months - 12 years. Dance With Stacey 1450 Hazelwood Drive, Smyrna 220-5120 • dancewithstacey.com Offers lessons for ages 2 and older. Classes include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, tumbling, hip hop, contemporary and martial arts. Dance Works 2261 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro 896-4579 • danceworksinc.com Offers lessons for ages 18 months and older. Classes available include ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical dance, hip hop, pilates and musical theatre. Elite Energy Gymnastics and Cheerleading 2121 Battlefield Pkwy., Murfreesboro • 890-6611 eliteenergygymnastics.com Preschool program for ages 12 months and older as well as boys and girls ages 5 and older gymnastics, cheer and tumbling. ETC Gymnastics 1137 Haley Road., Murfreesboro 867-6900 • etcgymnastics.com Gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling and Kindergym for boys and girls ages 2 and older. Competitive teams for ages 7 and older. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Cheerleading • Becky Johnson • 893-2141 Gymnastics • Trina Pullum • 893-7439 Cheerleading for ages 8 - 13 as well as gymnastics and tumbling for ages 3 - 5.
Magnitude 10.0 Gymnastics 3622 Central Pike, Hermitage 883-5166 • magnitudegymnastics.com Recreational gymnastics and tumbling for ages 3 and older, plus a girls’ competition team.
Premier Cheerleading 412 Golden Bear Crt., Murfreesboro 896-7300 • premierathletics.com Tumbling and cheerleading classes for ages 3 - 18. Competitive cheerleading squads also available.
Nashville Dance Center 4004 Hillsboro Road, Nashville 385-7997 • nashvilledancecenter.com Classes and competitive dance for ages 2 and older.
SpotLite Dance Studio 200-C Weakley Lane, Smyrna 459-5200 • myspotlitedance.com Offers dance classes for ages 2-and-a-half and older and competitive dance classes for ages 6 - 18. Classes include: ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, stretching and conditioning, tap and tumbling.
Nashville Irish Step Dancers 120 Donelson Pike, Nashville 578-7368 • nashvilleirishstepdancers.com Competitive dance in soft and hard shoe Irish step dancing for ages 4 and older. Rhythm & Rhymes 114 Cottage Lane, Nashville 883-6436 • rhythmandrhymeschildcare.com Creative gymnastics and tumbling classes for ages 6 and younger. Rhythmic Moves Dance Studio 26-B Tusculum Road, Antioch • 834-6890 Dance classes for ages 3 and older.
Gymini Athletics 332 Freehill Road, Hendersonville 824-4644 • gyminiathletics.com Preschool gymnastics and tumbling for ages 16 months and older as well as competitive teams. Masters School of Gymnastics 303 Hancock St., Gallatin • 451-7572 175 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville • 822-8116 mastersgym.com Gymnastics and tumbling for 18 months and older; cheerleading for 5 and older. Competitive dance teams available for boys and girls ages 5 and older. (please turn the page)
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when a child’s best effort isn’t good enough by Dana Ballinger
Many parents put pressure on their child’s athletic performance — whether or not it’s good for the child.
ow does one effectively study human behavior and the brain’s response to stressful situations? Simply observe parents watching their children participate in competitive sports! With three children playing various sports, I have had numerous opportunities to examine adult behavior in the midst of youth competition. Perhaps it’s the season, perhaps it’s the weather, perhaps it’s global warming — something must be responsible for the increase in parental meltdowns at youth sporting events. After all, it couldn’t possibly be a lack of restraint of our educated and civilized selves! I am referring not only to the always-been-around expletives directed at referees, but the seemingly increasing rate of outbursts at our own players. During a competitive tournament my 12-year-old daughter was in, I witnessed a variety of adult reactions following a one-goal loss to another team in the championship game. As I made my way to my car, it dawned on me that some of these girls were walking away from the tournament enjoying the exhilaration associated with a hard-fought battle, while others were experiencing feelings of complete failure and inadequacy. Unfortunately, some were even bearing the heavy burden of having disappointed their parents. As we walked toward the trophy tent, I overheard sporadic portions of conversations such as “great game … be proud … played great … did your best,” but on the other hand, many parents displayed grimaces of disappointment not for the girls but in the girls. Remarks uttered audibly reflected some parents felt “let down” because some of the girls, perhaps even their own daughters, failed to play the perfect game. A bad kick, a missed shot, a dropped ball … on and on and on. (continued column right)
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2010 SPORTS DIRECTORY My Gym of Hendersonville 206 N. Anderson Lane 824-8002 • my-gym.com/hendersonville Children’s fitness center that offers indepedent classes for ages 3 - 13 and parent participation classes for ages 4 months - 3 years. Smartt Steps 123 Stadium Drive, Hendersonville 824-7400 • smarttstepsdance.com Classes and competitive dance for ages 3 and older.
Dancer’s E.D.G.E. 5024 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood • 377-0272 Technical training and competitive dance with a preschool program. DC Dance Factory 1850-E General George Patton Drive, Franklin 377-7955 • dcdancefactory.com Classes and competitive dance for ages 3 and older. Harpeth School of Gymnastics 2204 Hillsboro Road, Franklin 790-7825 • harpethgym.com Gymnastics, tumbling and cheerleading for all ages. Competitive teams for school-age boys and girls. Let It Shine 1892 General George Patton Drive, Franklin • 369-3547 4922 Port Royal Road, Ste. C2, Spring Hill 931-486-0410 letitshinegym.com Recreational gymnastics for ages 12 months and older as well as competitive gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and tumble team; cheerleading for ages 8 and older. MPact Martial Arts and Gymnastics 1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102, Brentwood 377-3444 • mpactgymnastics.com Mommy and Me gymnastics for ages 18 months - 3 years, gymnastics for ages 3 - 5 years, recreational and rhythmic gymnastics for ages 5 and older; trampoline, tumbling, cheerleading and competitive gymnastics are also available. My Gym of Brentwood 330 Franklin Road 371-5437 • my-gym.com/brentwood Children’s fitness center that offers indepedent classes for ages 3 - 13 and parent participation classes for ages 3 months - 3 years. Premier Cheerleading and Dance 123 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 108, Franklin 661-0006 • premierathletics.com Tumbling and cheerleading for ages 3 - 18. Competitive cheer and dance for boys and girls of all ages. Scott Ellis School of Irish Dance 7107 Crossroads Blvd., Ste. 108, Brentwood 221-9989 • scott-ellis.com Competitive classes for ages 3 and older from levels beginner to champion. Tri-Star Gymnastics Center 2008-B Johnson Industrial Blvd., Nolensville 776-8333 • tristargymnastics.net Offers boys and girls recreational gymnastics for ages 3 and older and competitive gymnastics for ages 6 and older, tumbling for ages 6 and older, Buddy and Me class for ages 18 months - 3 years with an adult and cheer tumble for ages 6 and older.
Intrigue Athletics Inc. 300 North Maple St., Ste. 1-A, Lebanon 443-7995 • intrigueathletics.com Parent and Tot programs for ages 18 months - 3 years, preschool gymnastics for ages 3 - 5, recreational gymnastics for ages 6 and older. Competition teams in both gymnastics and dance, as well as classes in tumbling and cheerleading. Royalty Athletics 3761 Hwy. 109 N., Lebanon • 547-4248 Cheerleading, tumbling and dance teams for ages 2 and older. Universal Gymnastics 5003 Market Place, Mt. Juliet 758-4791 • universalgymnasticstn.com Mom & Me gymnastics for ages 20 months - 3 years, boys and girls recreational gymnastics, cheerleading and tumbling for ages 3 and older as well as competitive gymnastics and dance teams.
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Centennial Sportsplex 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville 862-8480 • centennialsportsplex.com Ice skating classes for ages 3 and older, hockey leagues. Nashville Youth Hockey League 862-8480 ext. 261 • nyhl.com Fall and winter ice hockey for ages 4 - 17. Games are played at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. Spring Fling Hockey for ages 4 - 8. Summer clinics also available. Youth Incorporated 1160 Gallatin Road S., Ste. 121, Madison 865-0003 • youthincorporated.org Inline hockey for ages 5 - 18.
when a child’s best effort isn’t good enough (cont.) Hmmm, I thought … have we lost our perspective? Isn’t this, after all, a game? Our children learn important lessons from participating in team sports, but it has always been my understanding that the main objectives are teamwork, sportsmanship and having fun. When did youth athletic events evolve from fun, physical activities into stressful performances during which adults harshly assess mistakes? Don’t get me wrong — I am a competitive person — always have been, always will be. I believe that everyone, even children, should give their best effort at any endeavor in which they engage, whether it is school work, music, sports or chores. But when did we reach the point where a child’s best is not good enough? And when one’s best is not good enough, then what?
For our Children or for Ourselves? When I missed a middle school cross country meet recently, my husband called to inform me that our son had added 20 seconds to his best time and finished fifth as opposed to the first or second place we had anticipated. The phrases “didn’t try hard enough” and “how on earth did he not place higher?” were able to escape from my voice box before my brain could stifle my words. I am grateful for my absence that day, because time and distance allowed me to digest my unfair sentiments before I had a chance to knock my son’s self-esteem down a couple of notches. After all, why was I disappointed? For my son or for myself? A runner, like any other athlete, has varying levels of performance depending on the day. There are races during which my son excels at a level he didn’t think he was capable of, and there are races where the energy and strength are slightly compromised due to outside influences — lack of sleep, improper diet, the stars not lined up just right ... after all, those are the same influences which dictate how our days unfold as an adult, aren’t they? Imagine that! Moreover, children realize their mistakes before we ever open our mouths. They already know, for example, that their job is to take or keep the ball from the other player, but sometimes they are simply unable to do that at that particular moment. If another player wins the ball, it is time to move on to the next play. Must kids be reminded of their mistakes by the overgrown bystanders on the sidelines?
Negative Never Helps
A Game Sportsplex Youth and High School Leagues 215 Gothic Court, Cool Springs • 771-2444 agamesportsplex.com Spring, fall and winter ice hockey for ages 4 - 17. Lessons for all age divisions up to age 17 as well as clinics throughout the year. Travel teams for some age divisions.
soccer Also see YMCAs. Tennessee State Soccer Association 100 Country Club Drive, Ste. 100, Hendersonville 590-2200 • tnsoccer.org TSSA governs the soccer clubs throughout the state. Youth Olympic Development Programs available. Tennessee United Soccer Club • tnunited.com Select soccer program for age groups U9 - U19. Competitive travel teams play fall and spring seasons.
As I shamelessly eavesdropped on the girls’ conversations in the back of my van following a game, I realized that players can hear almost everything the adults say from the sidelines. One girl noted that she can hardly hear the coach’s instructions over the booming voices of parents. Another indicated that she once considered stopping her game long enough to challenge the verbal critics on the sidelines to take her place on the field. As I drove away with my daughter following our soccer loss, I could feel her eyes on me in anticipation of my response about the game. I looked at her and with a mischievous snicker, communicated with her in my mocking sing-song voice, “They won, they won, they shot the bb gun! You lost, you lost, you ate the apple sauce!” (I know, silly at best, but it sprung from my rural childhood — we didn’t have cheer coaches back then.) The sparkle in her eye and the laughter from her heart were the only reactions needed, but my attempted humor and casual approach launched the opening of an in-depth conversation about the entire weekend. It allowed her to relive each great move or embarrassing mistake knowing that her best was all she should expect and that this was, after all, just a game. And as I always say, “Some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you!” I vow to leave the coaching to the coach and the playing to the players. My job is to be a cheerleader from the sidelines, and if I mess up, well, I hope the players aren’t too hard on me. After all, everyone makes mistakes! J Dana Ballinger is an attorney and mother of five children.
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2010 SPORTS DIRECTORY Upward Unlimited 800-585-4721 • upward.org Find soccer leagues in several Middle Tennessee counties for children in grades K - 6.
Harpeth Youth Soccer Association 7820 Coley Davis Rd., Nashville 662-1466 • hysa-tn.org Fall and spring seasons for ages 4 - 18 and opportunities for junior referees and linesmen. Complex located in Bellevue.
Tennessee Futbol Club P.O. Box 682024, Franklin tnfc.org • 642-4164 Select soccer for boys and girls ages U9 - U18; placement by try-outs only, held annually in late May.
Williamson County Soccer Association 791-0590 • williamsoncountysoccer.com Open to all U5 - U19 players. Offers indoor and outdoor play, camps and clinics. Registration is now going on for indoor summer leagues and fall outdoor leagues.
Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro • 895-5040 Tennis for ages 8 and older.
Blue Grass Yacht and Country Club 550 Johnny Cash Pkwy., Hendersonville 824-6528 • bluegrasscountryclub.com Tennis team and lessons (club members only) for ages 6 - 18.
Nashville Youth Soccer Association 268-6349 or 944-4271 • nysa-soccer.org Fall and spring recreational soccer for ages 3 - 18. Now accepting registration for fall until August 1 for recreational soccer.
Mt. Juliet Soccer Association PO Box 1685, Mt. Juliet 754-2380 • mjsoccer.org Recreational league with fall and spring seasons for ages 4 - 18.
St. Bartholomew’s Soccer Academy 4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville 377-4750 • stbsoccer.com Recreational soccer for ages 3 - 9.
Murfreesboro Soccer Club 714-0379 • murfreesborosoccer.com Spring and fall soccer for ages U5 and older. Murfreesboro Strikers are the traveling select team affiliate. North Rutherford Soccer Association 223-1NRS (1677) • nrssoccer.org Soccer for boys and girls ages U5 - U18. Complex is at the Rotary Soccer Park in Smyrna. One Goal Sports 1009 Greenland Drive., Murfreesboro 896-7309 • onegoalsports.com Soccer for ages 4 - 12.
Faces of Hope 206-7958 • facesofhopetn.com For children ages 2 and older with special needs.
Centennial Sportsplex Tennis Center 224 25th Ave. N., Nashville 862-8490 • sportsplextennis.com Private and small group lessons. Clinics also available for ages 5 - 14. Hillwood/Whitworth Racquet and Athletic Club 405 Elmington Ave., Nashville 269-7880 Private tennis courts and lessons. Nashboro Village Athletic Club 730 Nashboro Blvd., Nashville 361-3242 Clinics and private lessons for ages 4 and older. Junior League and Junior Tennis Academy also available.
Hendersonville Soccer Club hendersonvillesoccerclub.com Recreational fall and spring soccer for children ages U4 - U13.
Richland Country Club 1 Club Drive, Nashville 370-0030 • richlandcc.com Lessons for ages 4 - 18 for club members.
Middle Tennessee Futbol Club (Goodlettsville Soccer) 851-4858 • MTFCSoccer.com Recreational soccer for ages 3 and older in division U4 U18.
Sequoia Swim and Tennis Club 2120 Chickering Lane, Nashville 373-8132 • sequoiaclub.net Tennis teams for ages 4 and older.
Brentwood Soccer Club 300-6552 • brentwoodsoccerclub.com Brentwood’s select soccer program for age groups U9 to U18. Three seasons (fall/winter/spring). Admission through try-outs only, which take place in late May annually.
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Gallatin Leisure Services 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin 451-5911 • eteamz.com/gallatinleisureservices Tennis lessons and clinics for ages 5 and older. Hendersonville Parks and Recreation 101 Maple Drive N., Hendersonville 822-3898 • eteamz.com/hendparks Tennis lessons for ages 6 - 18.
Gallatin Soccer Club 451-3116 • gallatinsoccerclub.org Soccer for ages 3 - 17.
White House Youth Soccer • leaguelineup.com/whys Soccer for youth ages U4 - U14. White House Soccer Club is the select team affiliate.
Also see YMCAs. Area country clubs offer tennis for all ages with membership.
Ravenwood Club 1176 Stones River Road, Hermitage 883-1763 • ravenwoodclub.com Non-members can participate for a fee.
Portland Soccer Club • portlandsoccerclub.com Soccer for youth ages U3 - U10.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Tennis Lessons Dennis Nipper • 907-2251 Tennis lessons for ages 8 and older.
Seven Hills Swim and Tennis Club 1317 Hildreth Drive, Nashville 665-0090 • sevenhillsclub.com Tennis for ages 4 and older. Westside Athletic Club 11 Vaughn’s Gap Road, Nashville 352-8500 • wactn.com Junior tennis clinics offered during June and July for ages 6 - 13. Junior tennis classes, private and group lessons are available, too. West Meade Swim and Tennis Club 1000 Davidson Road, Nashville 356-0073 • westmeadeswim.com Clinics for ages 4 and older. Lessons for all ages and abilities.
Wildwood Swimming and Tennis Club 1933 Harpeth River Drive, Brentwood 373-1033 • wildwoodswim-tennis.org Private and group lessons available for ages 3 and older. A competitive swim team is available. Williamson County Parks and Recreation wcparksandrec.com • Franklin Recreation Complex 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin 790-5719 • wcprathletics.org Classes and lessons in tennis for all ages. • Longview Recreation Complex 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill 302-0971, ext. 22 Tennis clinics for ages 8 and older. • Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex 920 Heritage Way, Brentwood 370-3471 • wcprathletics.org Tennis for all ages.:
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Camps, Summer Activities & After-School Programs A Paid Advertising Directory The Academy of Cool Springs
270 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, TN 37067 771-2898 • academychilddevelopment.com Discover the Adventures of Summer -- with themes like Outdoor Adventures, Wee Chefs, Fiesta Amigos and History Hopping, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 5 yrs.
The Academy of Maryland Farms
201 Westwood Place, Brentwood, TN 37027 221-5155 • academychilddevelopment.com Discover the Adventures of Summer -- with themes like Outdoor Adventures, Wee Chefs, Fiesta Amigos and History Hopping, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 5 yrs.
The Academy of McKay’s Mill
1401 Baffin Lane, Franklin, TN 37067 771-1131 • academychilddevelopment.com Discover the Adventures of Summer -- with themes like Outdoor Adventures, Wee Chefs, Fiesta Amigos and History Hopping, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 5 yrs.
The Academy of Heritage Commons
4615 Thompsons Ridge Road Thompsons Station, TN 37179 591-4040 • academychilddevelopment.com Discover the Adventures of Summer -- with themes like Outdoor Adventures, Wee Chefs, Fiesta Amigos and History Hopping, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. Don’t forget about our one-of-a-kind school-age program, TASK. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 12 yrs.
All About Horses Summer Horse Camp
Portland, TN 715-0326 • shannonsallabouthorses.com Director: Shannon McBride Join us for a week of fun! Offering 5 weeks of fun-filled horse camp (May 31 - Jun. 4, Jun. 14 - 18, Jun. 28 - Jul. 2, Jul. 12 - 16 and July 26 - 30). Lots of daily activities to help campers learn more about horses including riding, grooming, games and arts and crafts. There are a limited number of spots available so we can offer more individual attention to each child. Sign up today. Just minutes from I-65.
Bachman Academy SummerQuest
414 Brymer Creek Road, McDonald, TN 37353 423-479-4523 • bachmanacademy.org Email: email@example.com Director: Mark Frizzell Overnight camp for boys and girls grades 6 - 12 with learning differences. Academic remediation in reading, writing and math in the
Listings in RED are away/residential camps. Listings in BLUE are local day camps. Listings in GREEN are after-school and summer programs and activities.
mornings, exciting outdoor activities in the afternoons on the 200acre campus or at local attractions. Weekly sessions Jun. 7 - Jul. 23.
Baker Performance Academy
1411 Mark Allen Lane, Unit D Murfreesboro, TN 37129 867-2290 • bakerperformanceacademy.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sing, dance, act! Offering an exciting and educational way to experience the performing arts. Dance, musical theater, acting and voice classes taught by professionally-trained instructors in a safe and fun environment. Enroll now for summer and fall sessions. See our ad in this issue for summer camp themes. Call or visit our website for dates, times and more information. Fall Open House Jun. 27, 2 - 4 p.m. Enroll that day and we’ll waive your registration fee.
Barfield School of Dance
2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 896-3118 • barfieldschoolofdance.com Email: email@example.com Director: Bonnie Nemeth Meet new friends as you enjoy a fun-filled week of ballet, tap and jazz. Activities include ballet, tap and jazz technique, lyrical, hip-hop, choreography, creative dance, dance history and appreciation, drama, nutrition, arts and crafts. Overnight camp includes all of the above plus, swimming,water ballet, movies, outdoor games, putt-putt golf. Day camps 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Overnight camp Mon. 9 a.m. Fri. 5 p.m. Plan to enjoy the fully-costumed performance on Friday!
Baylor Summer Programs
171 Baylor School Road Chattanooga, TN 37405 423-267-8506 x336 • baylorschool.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Carol Huckaby Baylor Summer Programs offer campers many choices for the summer: a hands-on, intensive leadership program for rising grades 10 - 12; sports academies in golf, wrestling and boys’ lacrosse for ages 9 - 18 yrs.; and Team Baylor, an all sports camp for boys and girls for ages 10 - 16 yrs. Visit our website for more information.
5016 Twin Lakes Drive, Old Hickory, TN 37138 847-0371 • beaconliteracy.com Email: email@example.com Providing one-on-one, individualized reading lessons for students ages 6 - adult. As America’s literacy specialists, we have the expertise to help with every type of literacy problem. We assist students with dyslexia, LD, autism, speech and language difficulties, developmental delays and more. Screening for Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (Irlen Syndrome) is also available. Guaranteed improvement in 20 sessions!
Bellevue Dance Center
7907-J Old Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37221 662-8553 • bellevuedancecenter.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Lauri Gregoire This summer the Bellevue Dance Center is offering Dance Crew HipHop camp, Princess and the Frog camp and Broadway Beginner musical theater camp. A 6-week session combining ballet and tap will also be offered for ages 3 - 8. A full range of adult classes are also offered. Visit our website or call for more information and to register.
Boiler Room Theatre
230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 6, Franklin, TN 37064 794-7744 • boilerroomtheatre.com Email: email@example.com Director: Sondra Morton-Chaffin Williamson County’s only professional theater offers a variety of week-long summer theater performance camps for ages 7 - 18. Also offering a two-month musical theater intensive culminating in a fully-staged production of Beauty and the Beast. Camps run between Jun. 7 and Jul. 25 and focus on music performance, dance and acting techniques in a fun and educational environment led by Nashville theater professionals. Camps held in Brentwood and Franklin.
3139 Blue Buck Creek Road Duck River, TN 38454 383-0589 • campidyllwild.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org A unique day camp to inspire children with a love for nature. Eco-science and nature-based programs as well as traditional summer activities. Learn about animal habitats and ecology. Arts and crafts, organic gardening, archery, wall climbing, rappelling, pottery, wood and leather working, and caring for the camp’s three Alpacas. Bus transportation from Nashville and Franklin. Wholesome (natural or organic) snacks. Two optional Friday overnight camp-outs. Come play outside with us!
Camp Y.I. (Youth Inc.) (both residential and day camps)
599 Jones Mill Road, La Vergne, TN 37086 459-3971 • campyi.org Email: email@example.com Director: Kim Hutchison RESIDENTIAL: Since 1945 we have been “building leaders for tomorrow.” Outdoor activities such as water skiing, horseback riding, swimming, rope courses, climbing tower, archery, arts and crafts and more provide campers a fun, safe and non-competitive environment to build self confidence and leadership skills. Give your child the gift that will last a lifetime. Conveniently located in Rutherford County. $375 one week, $675 two weeks. DAY CAMP: For ages 7 - 10. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with extended hours available. $185, lunch included. Begins Jun. 7. Swimming pool, waterfront activities, horseback riding, zip line, climbing tower, arts and crafts and more. Conveniently located in La Vergne. Your campers will enjoy a funfilled summer in a safe and non-competitive environment.
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2010 Guide to Camps, Summer Activities and After-School Programs
A Paid Advertising Directory
Listings in RED are away/residential camps. • Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs. Casa dei Montessori Summer Camp
7646 Hwy 70 S, Nashville, TN 37221 673-8000 • casadeimontessori.com Director: Amber Jennings Offering a fantastic summer program for children ages 2 - 12. In addition to our Montessori curriculum, we offer opportunities for tie dying, sewing, pottery, knitting, crocheting, cooking, Spanish, fitness fun, beading and academic assistance. New this summer: Hands-on gardening on site with our partner Good Food for Good People. Extended care available.
Cedar Tree Day Camp
645 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37082 353-0007 • agapefellowshipchurch.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Elizabeth Strunk Cedar Tree Day Camp is on the grounds of Agape Fellowship Church, located on 30 beautiful acres in Bellevue. We have been in operation since 1988. Hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon. - Fri., beginning May 26. Open to children rising K - grade 6. Daily activities include arts and crafts, outdoor games, chapel, water play, swimming and field trips.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
1200 Forest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 356-8000 • cheekwood.org Email: email@example.com With classes focusing on everything from painting and clay to photography and gardening, campers will enjoy fun art and outdoor adventures at Cheekwood.
The Covenant School - Covenant Camps
33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 467-2313 • thecovenantschool.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Molly Morphett Offering diverse camps to delight children from preK - grade 7. Camps include sports of all sorts, science adventures, preschool prep, art exploration and more. Visit our website to choose fun and instructional half- or full-day one-week camps. If you’re looking for summertime fun, join us at Covenant Camps where you’ll make friends, have fun and learn cool stuff. Camps start Jun. 14
Cox Family Martial Arts - Summer of Champions Enrichment Camp
2227-B Southpark Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37128 893-4567 • coxfamilyma.com Director: Mari Cox Voted #1 day camp 7 consecutive years. Themed weeks include martial arts, tumbling, dance, sign language, fitness/nutritional enhancement, multi-cultural activities and random acts of kindness. Experienced staff lead campers in life skill, team building and leadership activities. Innovators of after-school martial arts (we transport from 14 schools). “We Build Champions For Life.”
Creative Me Gymnastics
871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna, TN 37167 459-5512 • cmegym.com Email: email@example.com Summer camps include games, sports, swimming and gymnastic lessons. Girls camp Jun. 21 - 25 and Jul. 19 - 23. Boys camp Jun. 28 - Jul 2 and Jul. 26 - 30. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. $160 per week. Registration begins Mar. 1 on our web site.
Creekside Riding Academy and Stables
2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064 595-7547 • creeksideridingstables.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Kris Moore Day campers learn safe horse handling and how to groom. Daily riding lesson, trail rides and playing games on horseback. Workshops teach beginning to advanced riders ages 5 - 15 new techniques and horsemanship. Camps are held each week in June and July. Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Early drop off and late pick up available during June.
Currey Ingram Academy 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027 507-3242 • curreyingram.org Email: email@example.com Director: Bev Fulkerson
Spend your summer in Beech Creek Valley on 83 gorgeous acres, complete with a creek, hiking trail, playing fields, farm animals and a new athletic facility, theater and commercial sound studio. You won’t believe that you’re just 11 miles from downtown. Theater, rock-and-roll, basketball, soccer and the day camp experience of a lifetime – we have it all! Ages vary by camp. Before- and after-care and bus service from Green Hills.
David Deaton Karate Studios
Brentwood • 377-1100 Hendersonville • 824-9111 Mt. Juliet • 754-6878 daviddeaton.com Voted Best Martial Arts Studio by Nashville Parent readers. Fiveweek sessions begin in June with classes in the morning, afternoon or evening. Martial arts practice will enable a student to achieve worthwhile goals and to meet life’s challenges with total confidence, conquering obstacles with a “Yes, I Can” attitude. continued on page 57...
Our Savior Lutheran Academy Building Faith | Instilling Knowledge | Equipping Leaders
Preschool – 8th grade
Summer Overnight Camping for Boys & Girls
Staff to camper ratio - 1:4 • ESTABLISHED 1923 • Christian Atmosphere Residential Camp - Ages 7-15 • Adventure Camp Series - Ages 13-17
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Our Savior Lutheran Academy Provides an Excellent Christian Education for Tomorrow’s Leaders. Weekly Summer Camps: June 7 – July 30 5110 Franklin Road • Nashville, TN 37220 (615) 833-1500, x300 • www.oslanashville.org
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• Ages 7 and up, 1/2 day and full day sessions • Horses available or bring your own horse. • Weekly camps June-July • English trainer Racheal Hunt and Western trainer Courtney Smith
Reserve your spot today!
3815 Woodbury Pike Murfreesboro, TN 37127 LIMITED SPACE. CALL NOW OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFO AND SIGN-UP. (615) 556-4774
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Miss Carla’s Charm School
STONYWOODS ART CENTER
Summer Camp/Spring Classes now enrolling!
SIGN UP NOW-SUMMER ART CAMPS! Youth 8-12/Teen 13-18 “Making Art” “Back to the FutureModel Making” “Stonywood Artisians” Youngartmakers.com
TEEN WORKSHOP AND AUDITION SKILLS FOR TV, THEATRE & FILM
360-CAMP (2267) www.campwidji.org Our Mission: A worldwide charitable fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of helping people grow in spirit, mind and body.
FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS: TABLE MANNERS SELF PRESENTATION SKILLS
Visit our website for registration information and forms. 204 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsville, TN Stonywoodsartcenter.com 615-496-2100 Before and after care available
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Horton Haven Christian Camp
Conveniently Located 1 Hour South of Nashville www.hortonhaven.org
Horses | Mtn. Biking | Archery Ceramics | Crafts | Bible Lessons Canoeing | Zipline | Swimming Indoor & Outdoor Climbing Walls
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Listings in RED are away/residential camps. • Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs. Deer Run Christian Camps at Deer Run Retreat (both residential and day camps)
3845 Perkins Road Thompson’s Station, TN 37179 794-2918 • camps.deerrunretreat.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Fred Reyes A top quality camp at an affordable price! Over 100 beautiful acres just 10 miles south of downtown Franklin and fifteen minutes from Spring Hill. Registration includes a camp t-shirt and DVD of the week! RESIDENTIAL: For pre-teens (grades 3 - 5) and teenagers (grades 6 - 12). Five-night camps offering exciting recreation, a daily Bible study and evening worship. Adventure recreation includes ropes courses, 45 ft. climbing tower, paintball, swimming with sand beach, Aqua Park, zip-line, canoeing, kayaking, archery, BB guns, wiffle ball, volleyball and crazy games. DAY CAMP: Five-day camps offering games, crafts, daily Bible story, lake swimming, zip line, Aqua Park, canoeing, kayaking (life jackets required and provided for all water recreation), climbing tower, BB guns, archery and more. Four weeks to choose from, register for one or more. Transportation and extended care available.
Discovery Center of Murfree Spring
502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130 890-2300 • discoverycenteronline.org Discovery Center offers hands-on, minds-on and fun summer camps for kids from K - grade 7. Discovery Center camps broaden your child’s interest in the world around them and inspire their imagination and creativity.
1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 867-6900 • etcgymnastics.com Email: email@example.com
E.T.C. Gymnastics is dedicated to bringing a new standard of excellence in gymnastics through Him. We offer classes in gymnastics for boys and girls ages 2 years and older. We also offer cheerleading and tumbling, as well as competitive teams. Call and ask about our free trial class. We also do parties, field trips and parents’ nights out.
EBDT - Eccentrique Backbone Dance Theater
103 Confederate Drive, Ste. 1 Franklin, TN 37064 599-7003 • eccentriquebackbone.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Promoting adult dance, fitness and the performing arts for ages 2 70+. Small classes, economical fee, workshops and loft-style classrooms with sprung floors. Faith-based, non-recital school. Non-mandatory in-school dance concerts to teach performance skills. Summer sessions begin Jun. 7. Auditions for the EBDT Youth Dance Ensemble will be held in August. Schedules and more information on our website.
Ensworth Summer Camps
Red Gables Campus (P1-8) 211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville, TN 37205 301-5353 • ensworth.com Email: email@example.com Director: Chelsey Hooper –and– Devon Farm Campus (9-12) 7401 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 37221 301-5425 • ensworth.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Hubie Smith At the Red Gables campus campers swim, create art, write, knit, take terrific day trips and more. Join the varsity staff for expert sports instruction at the Devon Farm campus. Director Hubie
Smith brings 20+ years of coaching and teaching experience, and the conviction that sports are fun! EHS academic courses offer review and enrichment, too. We can’t wait to see you this summer!
Expressways To Learning - TN
Franklin, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville Locations 851-9703 • expresswaystolearningtn.com Email: email@example.com Director: Fulton Greer Owner: Lucy Karen Clay Expressways To Learning (ETL) teaches reading, writing and math skills. ETL offers testing with immediate same-day results for “learning differences” including dyslexia, ADD and ADHD. Also, test prep for ACT, SAT and ISEE. Since 1988, ETL has provided brain fitness for ages 5 - adult. Call today to receive special discounts for classes and initial testing.
For Kids Only
3421 Old Anderson Road, Antioch, TN 37013 366-1750 forkidsonlychildcare.com Come and explore during our Summer Quest 2010! With themes like Carnival Fun, Mini Maestros and Young Authors, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. Don’t forget about our one-of-a-kind school-age program, Discovery Kids. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 12 yrs.
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Listings in RED are away/residential camps. • Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs. Franklin Road Academy
4700 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220 831-0769 • franklinroadacademy.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FRA offers day camps, academic and cultural opportunities and sports camps for ages preK - high school. Day camps (1st - 7th) include nature, drama, sports, crafts, swimming, and field trips. There are opportunities in the fine and performing arts, science and academics.
Franklin Tae Kwon Do
1010 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064 599-0050 • franklintaekwondo.com Now enrolling for 2010-11 school year martial arts after school program. Week-to-week program for grades 1 - 8. Family discount rates, no contracts, free transportation. $10 off for first 20 registrants. Free uniform with registration. Kid-Fit Boot Camp: Jun. 7 - 25, Jul. 5 - 30 and Aug. 2 - 6. 8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. $99 any one week, $30 any one day. Ages 6 - 12. Current membership not required. Summer Special Taekwondo Program (does not apply to summer camps) first month free tuition. Expires Jul. 31. Two free trial classes for any program.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
383-0490 • gsmidtn.org Email: email@example.com Camp Sycamore Hills and Camp Holloway offer fun for girls in grades 2 - 12. Two to nine nights. Build new friendships, face new challenges and have life-changing experiences. Learn outdoor skills with a twist of creative arts at Camp Holloway and enjoy horse programs at Camp Sycamore Hills. Activities include arts and crafts, rock climbing, rappelling, obstacle courses and canoeing. Based on Girl Scout core values such as leadership, friendship and making the world a better place.
121 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 8 Franklin, TN 37067 370-4FUN (4386) • glowgalaxy.com Exciting summer programs with activities like arts, games, inflatable and sports challenges for ages 5 - 12. Daily schedules include organized art/crafts/performance workshops, free play/play groups and organized games to help physical, mental and social development. Performing arts such as drama or magic and sports are also featured as many of our staff are athletes or involved in drama.
The Goddard School
1101 Moher Blvd., Franklin, TN 37069 595-2525 • goddardschools.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org –and– 108 Cinema Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075 822-9300 • goddardschools.com Email: email@example.com Whether gently holding infants, encouraging toddlers to share or providing preschoolers with enriching activities, The Goddard School supports the healthy development of children from 6 wks. - 6 yrs.
Hermitage Dance Academy
275 Jackson Meadows Drive Hermitage, TN 37076 231-7100 • hdadance.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Located on Jackson Meadows Drive in Hermitage next to Super Wal-Mart, HDA offers the highest quality instructors along with a brand new beautiful, spacious studio featuring video monitor viewing of all classes, computers utilized in all dance rooms and a playroom for siblings. We also offer ballroom, drama, voice and karate lessons along with our dance programs. New classes are forming now so don’t miss out on this opportunity to get in on the fastest growing studio in Nashville.
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Holly Tree Christian Preschool
1384 Holly Tree Gap Road Brentwood TN 37027 377-6636 • hollytreechildcare.com –and– 122 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, TN 37067 371-8091 • hollytreechildcare.com Come and explore during our Summer Quest 2010: Adventures in Faith! With exciting faith-focused themes, we’ll have a blast and learn lots, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests, weekly chapel and much, much more. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 5 yrs.
Horton Haven (both residential and day camps)
3711 Reed Harris Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091 931-364-7656 • hortonhaven.org Email: email@example.com Director: Kevin King Conveniently located just one hour south of Nashville. Bible lessons are taught daily. Visit our website for more information and to register. RESIDENTIAL: One-week sessions for ages 8 - 11, 12 - 14 and 15 - 18. Campers experience archery, air rifles, horseback riding, canoeing, crafts, swimming and many other exciting activities. Teens can experience our 45-ft. high zip line which spans 600 feet. We now offer three-week camp sessions for ages 6 - 11. DAY CAMP: Come experience exciting games, crafts, bible lessons, swimming and much more. Get away from the TV, video games and iPods. It’s a great way to see what camp life is all about. Three weeks to choose from: Jun. 28 - Jul. 2, Jul. 5 - 9 and Jul. 19 - 23. Space is limited so register early.
J Kelley Studios Inc.
230 Franklin Road, Ste. 903 Franklin, TN 37064 599-1757 • jkelleystudios.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We offer singing and performance classes for all ages including preschool. Building confidence on stage! Check out the video on our website for more details.
Kevin Stallings’ Vanderbilt Basketball Camp
322-6530 • vucommodores.com/menhoop/camp Email: email@example.com The Vanderbilt men’s basketball program offers a variety of camps for boys grades K - 10. Camps are held in Memorial Gym and Vanderbilt’s state-of-the-art practice facility. We continue to take pride in offering boys an opportunity to improve their skills while learning the value of sportsmanship and team play. Camps run Jun. 7 - 10, Jun. 21 - 24 and Jun. 28 - Jul. 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for grades 3 - 10. Junior Day Camp for grades K - 3 is Jun. 7 - 10, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
McCallie Sports Camp
500 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404 423-493-5886 • sportscamp.mccallie.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Mike Wood An action-oriented boarding camp for boys. We emphasize fun, sportsmanship, friends and participation regardless of a boy’s athletic ability. Sports are the tool we use to help boys become more confident, grow as leaders, learn teamwork, enjoy physical activity and make friends. Sportsmanship and personal growth are highlighted. Campers enjoy a variety of team and individual sports and benefit from a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio.
Miss Carla’s Charm School
204 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, TN 37075 496-2100 • misscarlascharmschool.com Summer camp and spring classes now enrolling. Teen workshop and audition skills for TV, theater and film. For younger students, table manners and self presentation skills. Classes
and workshops taught by Carla Duffy, a former Broadway and film talent agent in New York City as well as a pageant judge for many years. Before and after care available.
Mobile Music Academy
301-8589 • mobilemusicacademy.com Email: email@example.com We bring high-quality music instruction from fun, energetic, qualified teachers directly to you. We provide lessons throughout the day and evening for piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, band and orchestral. Special rates available for lessons before 3 p.m. We teach ALL ages!
6021 Cloverland Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027 833-3610 • montessoriacad.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Korine Walther Our Summer Zone programs begin Jun. 1 and run through Jul. 30. We will offer water days, crafts, weekly themes, community visitors and field days for the day camp students. Call or visit our web site for more information.
Montgomery Bell Academy
4001 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205 298-5514 • montgomerybell.edu Email: email@example.com Director: Mike Martin More than 100 sports, enrichment and academic camps and classes allow rising first graders to high school boys and girls to fill their summer with activities. Offering sports, outdoor adventure, art, leadership, study skills, science, crafts, computer and more. Faculty, staff and students work with campers, providing a glimpse of the MBA community. Visit our website and click on the Summer Programs button for more information or to register.
Mpact Sports - Camp Mpact 2010
1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102 Brentwood, TN 37027 377-3444 • mpactsportstraining.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Dee Ann Melton It’s tie for summer fun again at Mpact Martial Arts, Gymnastics and Cheer! Come join us as we play hard and learn fun new skills. Enjoy weekly themed events, games and outings as we flip and kick our way through the summer. Best bang for you buck with flexibility to meet your needs.
Music Star Studios
509-1753 • musicstarstudios.com 2010 Summer Music Camps are almost here! Campers strengthen their knowledge of music theory through cooperative games, learn how to play various rock styles and elements, sing their Broadway heart out, learn to play as an ensemble and take their musical ability to the next level. Experience the internationally renowned methods we use and have fun at the same time.
330 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 371-5437 • my-gym.com/brentwood Email: link available on web site —and— 204 N. Anderson Lane Hendersonville, TN 37064 824-8002 • my-gym.com/hendersonville Email: link available on web site We build strong, healthy bodies through tumbling, relays, music and gymnastics. High-energy, structured classes help students improve balance, agility and build self-confidence. Our immaculate facilities and unparalleled student-teacher ratios help children 3 mos. - 13 yrs. develop excellent fitness habits in a fun, non-competitive way. Come see why Williamson Parent magazine readers voted us #1!
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Listings in RED are away/residential camps. • Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs. Nashville Children’s Theatre
724 Second Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37210 254-9103 • nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Email: email@example.com Director: Julee Brooks NCT offers a range of drama camps for students pre-K - 12. Most camps are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mon. - Fri., with before- and after-care available. Older students can specialize in stage combat, behind the scenes (technical theater), circus arts and musical theater.
Nashville Dance Center (NDC)
4004 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN 37215 385-7997 • nashvilledancecenter.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NDC was voted one of the best dance studios in Nashville by the readers of Nashville Parent magazine, and was voted one of the top 50 schools in the U.S. by Dance Spirit magazine! Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced student who is dancing for fun or training for a professional career, you will enjoy taking classes at NDC.
NewPoint Learning Center
2207 Crestmoor Road., Ste. 205 Nashville, TN 37215 298-4112 • newpointlearning.com Email: email@example.com Director: Ellen Brackin Sevits NewPoint offers a variety of exciting academic summer programs for K - 12 students. Elementary and middle school booster camps, high school courses for credit and a wide range of enrichment programs including college planning and essay workshops, test prep, language arts, study skills, creative writing, music and foreign languages.
Nike Tennis Camps
at MTSU, Murfreesboro 800-NIKE-CAMP (645-3226) ussportscamps.com Because tennis is serious fun! Boys and girls. Overnight camps for ages 9 - 18. Day camps for ages 5 - 18. All ability levels welcome.
PB&J Day School
120 Werthan Circle, Franklin, TN 37064 599-6999 • pbjdayschool.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Jennifer Walker From exploring the world of camping to becoming a Knight in the middle ages, our summer program offers something for everyone. Our program is open to children ages 1 - 5. Program hours are from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with before- and after-care available.
Peachtree Farms Horsemanship Camp
4819 Hwy 96 E, Arrington, TN 37014 419-1089 • peachtreefarms.com Email: email@example.com Director: Polly Grammer Our camp provides extensive time with horses. Campers learn life skills through caring for and communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. Half-day camps for ages 4 - 8, full-day for ages 6 and older. Aftercare available. Weekly camps in June and July. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center offer a chance to excel in competition.
Pope John Paul II High School - Camp JP II
117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075 822-2375 • jp2hs.org Camp JP II offers students a wide range of academic, art and athletic camps. Our academic camps include math, science, creative writing, Model UN and history. The fine arts classes are offered in dance, music, visual arts and performing arts. Athletic camps include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, softball and more. Camps are both half- and full-day. Breakfast and lunch plans are available.
Pump it Up
7104 Crossroad Blvd., Ste. 128 Brentwood, TN 37027 373-8340 –and– 1279 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 758-5126 pumpitupparty.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pump It Up offers a summer camp experience for ages 4 - 10. It’s a new adventure every day with different themes so the kids are sure to have a blast! Camp consists of organized activities, crafts and snacks and children are divided by age group. Space is limited.
Racheal Hunt Training and Sales Summer Horseback Riding Camp
3815 Woodbury Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37127 556-4774 • rhtrainingandsales.com Email: email@example.com Fun and affordable horseback riding camp! Ages 7 and up. Full- and half-day weekly sessions in June and July. English and Western style riding lessons. Visit our website for more info or call us today to sign up. continued on page 60 ...
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Listings in RED are away/residential camps. • Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs. Robinson Taekwondo
230 Franklin Road, Ste. 809, Franklin, TN 37064 791-6655 • ita280.itaonline.com Email: email@example.com Tiger Rock Taekwondo is a great way for children to gain confidence, coordination and mental strength. Our parents report that their children often increase their grades by one to two levels. We specialize in training leaders of the future. Register now for classes that will have lasting positive effects on your child’s self-esteem and success.
School of Dance (Green Hills, Mt. Juliet)
2001 Blair Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 298-5271 • danceinnashville.com –and– 2228 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 754-9186 • danceinnashville.com Email: link available on web site 38 years of dance. State-of-the-art facilities and top quality teachers. Call our 24-hour info line (292-4488) to find out four things you should know before choosing a dance studio. Classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, tumbling and more. Ages 18 mos. - adult, boys and girls. Voted #1 dance studio by Nashville Parent readers for ten consecutive years.
School of Nashville Ballet
3630 Redmon St., Nashville, TN 37209 297-2966 ext. 20 –and– 500 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027 661-0460 • nashvilleballet.com School of Nashville Ballet offers all new full-day options for dance camp! Our full-day (ages 7 and up) and half-day (ages 4 and up) summer dance camps offer a fun variety of dance, work-
shops and performance opportunities. Your child will experience professional dance training in a cheerful, nurturing environment.
Sports Kids Academy
Various Locations 423-7839 A soccer based child development program for athletically oriented children ages 5 - 7 years that includes a variety of games, skill work and advanced soccer technique.
St. Cecilia Academy – Camp St. Cecilia
4210 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205 298-4525 • stcecilia.edu Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Jerry Landers St. Cecilia Academy has been educating young women in Nashville for 150 years. Camp St. Cecilia is a way for girls to join in the St. Cecilia experience with camps offered in athletics, fine arts, academics and more. For girls in grade 1 - 8.
Stonywoods Art Center
204 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, TN 37075 496-2100 • stonywoodsartgallery.com Director: Steve Duffy Changing the world, one young artist at a time. Summer art camps for youth ages 8 - 12 and teens 13 - 18. Choose from Making Art, Back to the Future - Model Building and Stonywoods Artisians. Classes taught by talented local artist and by Steve Duffy, college instructor, professional designer and artist. Registration information and forms available at youngartmakers.com. Before and after care available.
University School of Nashville (USN) Summer Camps 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 321-8000 • usn.org
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Email: email@example.com Director: John Kleiner USN offers a variety of camps for kids of all ages. From traditional sports and arts camps to unique offerings such as stopmotion animation, rock‘n roll camp, science exploration, nutrition, computer camps, themed library programs and several foreign languages. Most camps are week-long sessions. Half- and full-day options available. We even have programs for adults.
Vanderbilt Tennis Camps
2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville, TN 37212 322-4193 • vucommodores.com/tenniscamps Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Meggie Butzow Four one-week camps: May 31- Jun. 4; Jun. 7 - 11; Jun. 14 - 18; Jun. 21 - 25. Taught by Vanderbilt varsity tennis coaches. Open to ages 7 - 17. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri. $350 per week.
Wado Karate Centers
2444 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch, TN 37013 399-3992 —and— 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 859-9473 —and— 667 Presidents Place, Smyrna, TN 37167 399-3992 wadokaratecenters.com Email: email@example.com Two-week “Quick Start Program” for $19.95. For ages 3 - adult. Designed to instill self-control, self-confidence and boost self-esteem. Our classes are the product of more than 40 years of refinement and offer life skills along with karate skills. Call or email for more information or to register.
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Listings in RED are away/residential camps. • Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs. Watkins College of Art and Design Summer of the Arts and Pre-College Programs
2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228 383-4848 • watkins.edu/community Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dedicated to providing the finest art instruction, our program sets the stage for students of all ages to learn the process of creating art in a variety of fascinating mediums. Week-long summer camps and a pre-college program emphasize the process of thinking, designing, communicating and creating. Adult courses are also offered.
YEAH Summer Rock and Roll Camps
114 S. Maple Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 849-8140 • yeahintheboro.org tntrockcamp.org • sgrrc.org Tennessee Teens Rock Camp: Jun. 21 - 26 at University School Nashville (on the Vanderbilt Campus). Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp: Jul. 26 - 31 at MTSU in Murfreesboro. Camper registration is open! Apply online today.
YMCA Camp Ocoee
301 W. Sixth St., Chattanooga, TN 37402 423-265-0455 • campocoee.com Email: email@example.com Located in the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, Camp Ocoee offers a wide range of programs. Traditional as well as specialty camps. One-week sessions. 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio. Strong Christian environment. Activities include traditional camp activities and adventure programs such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, climbing, backpacking, mountain biking and caving. June - August. Co-ed ages 7 - 17.
YMCA Camp Widjiwagan
3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, TN 37013 360-2297 • ymcacampwidjiwagan.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Voted #1 overnight camp by Nashville Parent magazine readers. Offering one- and two-week sessions for campers rising grade 3 - grade 9. Serving young men and young women. At Widjiwagan campers will strengthen confidence, forge friendships and sharpen character through programs and activities that build independence and social skills. Activities include: water skiing, Wet Willy water slide, The Blob, sailing, soccer, basketball, alpine tower, zip line, archery, horseback riding and much more.
YMCA Camp Widjiwagan
3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, TN 37013 360-2297 • ymcacampwidjiwagan.org Voted #1 Day Camp by Nashville Parent readers 12 years in a row! Camp Widjiwagan is just minutes from downtown Nashville. Bus transportation is available. Activities include water skiing, banana boating, swimming, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, Tom Sawyer swing, The Blob, 150 ft. Wet Willy water slides, equestrian school, street hockey, alpine tower, zip line, fishing, tennis, basketball, soccer, crafts, lacrosse, archery and much more.
YMCA Day Camp
camps.ymcamidtin.org Offered at select area YMCAs, these camps fill each day with exciting adventures, fast friendships and lasting memories. Choose from specialty camps, sports camps or a traditional day camp format. Ages 5 - 12. Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Before- and after-care available. Visit our website for locations and camp schedules.
YMCA Summer Odyssey
259-3418 • ymcafunco.org Email: email@example.com Held at area schools, YMCA Summer Odyssey offers the ultimate Y experience. Campers stay close to home while having far-flung adventures. There’s no limit to the fun that will be had. Weekly activities include science, math, arts and crafts, cooking, daily fitness and specialty classes including sports, dance, painting, outdoor fun and more.
Young Filmmakers Camp
at St. Bernard Academy 2020 24th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212 414-5871 • skydivefilms.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Director: Zac Adams An exciting hands-on production workshop where students make their own 15 minute movie. Students write, produce, direct, act and film the movie. A professional editor pieces the movie together with special effects, credits and music. Students receive a DVD of their film. Taught by award-winning filmmaker Zac Adams. Cost is $150. Camp runs Jun. 21 - 25. All video equipment supplied. Ages 8 - 11 meet from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and ages 12 - 15 meet from 1 - 4 p.m.
Young Performers Summer Acting Camp
417 Welshwood Drive, Ste. 109 Nashville, TN 37211 831-0039 • moorecasting.com Email: email@example.com Director: Regina Moore A week dedicated to training children in commercials, monologues/ theater, film, television, script critique, auditioning (theatrical and oncamera), improv and more. Developed for serious actors ages 7 - 17 and taught by the industry’s best. Regina Moore is a 30-year veteran.
FREE BROCHURE AVAILABLE ONLINE! For children grades K-6 Daily Hours: 7am–6pm Cedar Tree Day Camp is on the grounds of Agape Fellowship Church, located at the intersection of Old Hickory Blvd and I-40 West, bordering Charlotte Pike to the North
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Crievewood Baptist Church
480 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN 37220 832-5968 • crievewood.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dates: Mon. - Fri., Jun. 7 - 11 Hours: 8:55 a.m. - 12 noon Ages: 4 yrs. (completed a pre-K program ) – completed grade 6 Theme: Saddle Ridge Ranch, Drivin’ Home Answers™ - James 1:5 Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist We’ll be roundin’ up some of life’s biggest questions and drivin’ home answers as we explore the wide open spaces on Saddle Ridge Ranch. Join us as we discover who we are, that God cares for us, God has a plan for us, how we can be like Jesus, and what we do with all we’ve learned. During the day, the kids will enjoy rotations from Worship Rally Valley, to Bible Study Bunkhouse as well as recreation, snacks, missions and music or crafts. We’re located in Crieve Hall, just northeast of Brentwood.
First Baptist Murfreesboro
200 E. Main St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130 893-2514 • fbcmboro.org Email: email@example.com Dates: Jun. 7 - 11 Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon Ages: 4 yrs. - grade 6 Religious Affiliation: Baptist Theme: Hero Headquarters. Register on our website. Also check out our website for more information about daily afternoon field trips (limited enrollment).
First Baptist Nashville
108 7th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37203 664-6000 • firstbaptistnashville.org/vbs2010 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dates: Jun. 14 - 18 Hours: 9:00 a.m.- 12:20 p.m. Ages: K - grade 6 Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Yee-haw! Its time to move’em out to Saddle Ridge Ranch, where kids will be ridin’ the range and roundin’ up life’s biggest questions. At the end of the day, we’ll discover that God’s word has all the answers! Need more time at the ranch? Join us at VBS-Plus and Cowboy Camp for an all-day adventure. Check out our website for more information about how your kids can saddle up for Saddle Ridge Ranch!
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
113 8th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37203 256-7580 • first-lutheran-nashville.org Email: email@example.com Dates: Jul. 12 - Jul. 16 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Ages: 3 - 10 yrs. First Lutheran Church invites all children to Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God Vacation Bible School. Board the star ship Galactic Praise to see our awesome universe – and our awesome God – in a whole new way. Each galactic mission includes a bible story in the Good News Galaxy, along with science activities at the Orbital Observatory, music at Moons & Tunes, art projects at Cosmic Crafts and games at Rocket Rec. Lunch and snack also provided. Register online.
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Kids can strengthen their relationship with God and have a fun time doing it! These churches offer Bible school programs that include games, sports, music and more.
Forest Hills Baptist Church
2101 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 296-9870 • fhbc.org Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Dates: Jun. 14 - 18 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Ages: K - grade 5 Religious Affiliation: Baptist The trails are callin’, so saddle up and head for Saddle Ridge Ranch on the corner of Old Hickory Boulevard and Hillsboro Road! During VBS 2010 our cowpokes will be ridin’ the range and roundin’ up questions like: “What is God’s plan for me?” and “How can I be like Jesus?” At the end of the day, they’ll discover that God’s word has all the answers. Based on James 1:5, kids will learn if they need answers to ask God. Join us on the ranch by registering online.
Highland Heights Church of Christ
785 S. Lowry St., Smyrna, TN 37167 459-4071 • highlandheights.net Email: email@example.com Dates: Jun. 5 - Aug. 29 Ages: K - grade 5 (5 - 12 yrs.) Religious Affiliation: Christian Come join us for a fabulous all-summer Bible vacation! Children moving up to K - grade 5 will take a virtual vacation this summer. They will visit six different destinations every three weeks on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, from June through August. Learn about God’s wonderful plan and purpose for you, from the very beginning! Registration and sneak preview on Sat., Jun. 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and the adventure begins Jun. 6 at 9 a.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
525 Sneed Road, Nashville, TN 37221 673-6289 • holytrinitynashville.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dates: Jun. 17 - 19 Hours: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Jun. 17 and 18); 9:30 - 12:00 p.m. (Jun. 19) Ages: 3 yrs. - grade 6 Religious Affiliation: Lutheran (ELCA) All are welcome at BAOBAB BLAST, God;s Great Get-Together! Gather beneath our community tree for laughs, songs, storytelling and African animal lore. The branch out to activity sites for games, crafts, hands-on science and more. Baobabers learn Jesus calls them to follow, care for others and share God’s love. Dinner and snacks provided. Donations accepted for Second Harvest and Fill the Well, a campaign to bring clean water to our world’s poorest people.
Immanuel Baptist Church
222 Belle Meade Blvd., Nashville, TN 37205 297-5356 • ibcnashville.org/vbs2010_galactic.htm Email: email@example.com Dates: Jul. 19 - 23 Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 noon Ages: 4 yrs. - grade 6 Religious Affiliation: Baptist Join us for music, bible stories, games, grafts and snacks as we take off for our missions on the star ship Galactic Praise during our free VBS Galactic Blast. Fifth- and sixth-graders will participate in our offsite mission projects each day. Everyone is invited to join us for fun each day this week and on Thursday evening for our Family Night Dinner and Program at 5:30 p.m. Call, email or go online to register.
Third Baptist Church
410 W. McKnight Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37129 893-8192 • 3bconline.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dates: Jun. 7 - 11 Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 noon Ages: K - grade 6 Religious Affiliation: Baptist VBS @ 3BC! Giddy up! We are heading down to Saddle Ridge Ranch where we will be rounding up questions and driving home answers. Our VBS includes our Wednesday night Open House on Jun. 9 at 6:00 p.m. and our Family Night Pool Party at the YMCA’s outdoor pool, Sun. Jun. 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Woodmont Baptist Church
2100 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 297-5303 • woodmontbaptist.com Email: email@example.com Dates: Jun. 7 - 11 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ages: 3 yrs. - grade 5 Religious Affiliation: Baptist Need answers? Ask God! Come join us on our adventure to Saddle Ridge Ranch. Through Bible study, music, missions, crafts, recreation and snacks we will ask God questions like “Who am I?” or “What is God’s plan for me?” and look for answers in the Bible. It will be a fun and fabulous week with friends and teachers.
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disney’s beauty and the beast comes to tpac! june 15 - 20
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ne of the greatest, and most timeless, love stories ever told — Beauty and the Beast — comes to life in TPAC’s Jackson Hall this month when Disney’s fantastic Broadway musical graces its stage. More than 35 million people have seen the musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated classic. The production is chock full of unforgettable characters, lush and lavish set designs and memorable numbers including the title song and “Be Our Guest.” Be sure to treat your little ones to this great stage delight. TPAC is located at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Show times are Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 - $68. Call 782-4040 or visit tpac.org.
Justin Glaser and Liz Shivener in the starring roles of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
For June events requiring advance registration, turn to page 90.
Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner performs at 11 area libraries this month during the Summer Reading Program. Find her complete schedule at rachelsumner.com.
set sail with summer reading
chool is out, but your local library encourages kids of all ages to keep their minds sharp during the 2010 Summer Reading Program in June and July. Readers can set their own goals and earn prizes for attaining them. This years theme for ages 12 and younger is “Make a Splash — Read,” and for ages 13 and older it is ““Make Waves @ Your Library.” Area branches host hundreds of special events ranging from storytimes to guest appearances by local children’s entertainers. For a complete list of events at your local library branch, visit one of the Web sites below:
Bethesda, College Grove, Fairview, Franklin, Leiper’s Fork, Nolensville lib.williamsontn.org/library Brentwood • brentwood-tn.org/library Spring Hill • springhilllibrary.org
Rutherford County La Vergne • lavergne.org Linebaugh, MGL, Smyrna, Eagleville linebaugh.org
Sumner County Gallatin • gallatinlibrary.org Hendersonville hendersonvillepubliclibrary.org
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Wilson County Lebanon • lebanonlibrary.net Mt. Juliet • mtjulierlibrary.net
tuesday 1 Animal Antics All ages can meet the amphibians. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Preschoolers and their families can sing and hop with musical fun. Chick-Fil-A, 3063 Mallory Lane, Franklin; 5 p.m.; 636-5343 or zinghoppers.com. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Albuquerque Isotopes. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Summer Reading Kick-Off Party Students in grades 1 - 6 can join the summer reading program and kick things off with The 39 Clues, exploring secret codes, playing games and making treasure maps. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; 895-8580 or bn.com. Also at 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, at 6 p.m. for K - 6 students; 264-0183 or bn.com; and at 3701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood, at 11 a.m.; 377-9979 or bn.com.
the dailies wednesday 2 FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Preschoolers and their families can sing and hop with musical fun. Whole Foods Natural Marketplace, 1735 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 636-5343 or zinghoppers.com. FREE Movies in the Park Max and his imagination take you into a wild world. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie starts at sunset; 244-7989, ext. 341.
Snack Attack! All ages can celebrate National Dairy Month in the kitchen. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Albuquerque Isotopes. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
thursday 3 Creation Station All ages can make bottle cap magnets.
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Albuquerque Isotopes. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
friday 4 FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Preschoolers and their families can sing and hop with musical fun. Whole Foods Natural Marketplace, 4021 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville; 9:30 a.m.; 636-5343 or zinghoppers.com. photo credit: Danny Olivas
FREE Family Game Night All ages can visit the cafĂŠ for
an evening of fun and games. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; 895-8580 or bn.com.
Movies in the Park All ages can enjoy a screening of Ice Age 3 on a 35-foot screen. Rotary Soccer Park, 300 Soccer Way, Smyrna; $1 ages 3 and older; 459-9773 or townofsmyrna.org.
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classes & activities Classes listed here are free or nonprofit only.
davidson county Bellevue Community Center Ongoing art classes and recreation take place at 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 862-8435. FREE Davis-Kidd Booksellers Storytime All ages can
enjoy book readings and activities every Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat at 10 a.m. at 2121 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville; 385-2645 or daviskidd.com.
FREE Fairytales Storytime Stories and crafts Mon - Fri
Athlete Bucky Lasek demonstrates his extreme skateboarding skills during the Journeys Backyard Barbecue on Saturday, June 5 at Cool Springs Galleria. Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.
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Plantation Station Stories and crafts for ages 1 - 4 with
their parents. Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Road, Nashville; Wednesdays at 10 and 11 a.m.; $3 per child, free for adults; 356-0501, ext. 31, or bellemeadeplantation.com.
FREE Pottery Barn Kids Preschoolers can participate
in Book Club every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 385-2567 or potterybarnkids.com.
FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area Nature programs at
1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. See complete schedule at radnorlake.org or call 373-3467.
rutherford county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related
activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. and family game night every Fri at 6 p.m. at 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 895-8580 or bn.com.
FREE Books-A-Million Preschool storytime for ages 2 - 7 is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 995-7112. Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 895-5040. Ongoing programs are: â€˘ Early Bird Swim: All ages can participate in long course lap swimming every Tuesday, June 7 - Aug. 6; 8 - 10 a.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth
at 3:30 p.m. and Sat at 10:30 a.m. Fairytales, 1603 Riverside Drive, Nashville; 915-1960 or fairytalesbookstore.com.
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can enjoy the music of Roger Day. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8424 or nashville.gov/ parks.
Wetland Walk All
ages can embark on a guided walk through the wetlands. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.
For June events requiring advance registration, turn to page 90.
saturday 5 35th Annual Tour of Homes Tour historic homes
in Williamson County with proceeds benefiting the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County. Tours run Sat 10 am. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $25 in advance, $30 day of tour; 591-8500 or historicfranklin. com.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who lost the battle and help raise money to fight the disease. Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 12 p.m. - 6 a.m.; 889-1200 or relayforlife.org/ williamson.
FREE Eagleville Main Street Festival Enjoy live music, craft and food booths, and a motorcycle and car show. Main Street in Eagleville; 10 a.m.; 274-6274 or eaglevilletimes.com.
Federated Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race Cheer for your favorite driver as he races around the
track. Nashville Superspeedway, 4847 McCreary Road, Lebanon; 7 p.m.; $45 - $65 adults, $15 - $35 ages 12 and younger; 866-722-3849 or nashvillesuperspeedway.com.
FREE Fishing Rodeo Ages 14 and younger can cast a line and enjoy a morning of complimentary angling. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 347-3639.
Get Blooming All ages can enjoy gardening activities. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
FREE Big Band Dance All ages can learn the foxtrot with live music by The Moonlighters. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 862-8424 or nashville.gov/parks.
FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Ages 5 - 12 can make a wooden soccer game toy from 9 a. m.- 12 p.m. To find a location near you, visit homedepot.com.
FREE Concert in the Park Miss Lynn performs music for preschoolers and their families. Moss-Wright Park Shelter 3, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2253 or cityofgoodlettsville.org/parks.
FREE Journey’s Backyard Barbecue Tour All ages can enjoy live shows by top extreme sport athletes, including Bucky Lasek and Dennis McCoy, listen to live music and win prizes. Cool Springs Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 12 - 7 p.m.; 771-7502 or journeysbbq.com. (“The Dailies” continue on page 76)
regal free family film festival
ou and your kids can chill out from the summer heat during Regal Entertainment Group’s 2010 Family Film Festival running June 8 - Aug. 4. Take in a free G- or PG-rated flick every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Among the offerings are Alvin & the Chipmunks 2, Aliens in the Attic, Muppets in Space, Charlotte’s Web, Tale of Despereaux, Hotel for Dogs, Ice Age: Dawn of Dinos, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Shrek the Third, Rugrats the Movie, Polar Express, Planet 51, Madagascar, Where the Wild Things Are and more. Participating Regal Cinema locations are Green Hills in Nashville, Providence Stadium 14 in Mt. Juliet and Streets of Indian Lake 16 in Hendersonville. Seating is first come, first served and a special kid’s combo will be available at the concessions counter. For a detailed list of movies at each theater, visit regmovies.com.
classes & activities, cont’d (Sports*Com, cont’d) • Toddler Time with Thomas: Ages 5 and younger can participate in motor-skill development activities every Friday; 10 - 11 a.m.; $3 • Tumbleweeds: Ages 3 - 5 can learn the basic techniques of tumbling every Mon and Wed; 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.; $3 • Water Polo: Ages 13 and older play water polo every Tuesday; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth
FREE Strollercoasters Parents with kids 5 and younger
can enjoy a stroller power walk at a different location in Murfreesboro every Thursday at 10 a.m. For location details, visit murfreesborotn.gov/parks.
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sumner county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 300 Indian Lakes Blvd., Hendersonville; 264-0183 or bn.com.
FREE Borders Books Children’s storytime activities take place every Friday at 10 a.m. at 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood (221-8805), and 545 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin (771-2870). FREE Taekwondo for Preschoolers Ages 3 - 5 can
learn self-defense, self-discipline and safety during an introductory lesson the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday every month at 11 a.m. Robinson Taekwondo at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 8, Ste. 809, Franklin; 791-6655.
FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related
FREE Walking Club All ages, including moms with strollers
activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 377-9979 or bn.com.
FREE Books-A-Million Preschool storytime is every Tue and Sat at 10:30 a.m. at 1040 Crossings Blvd., Spring Hill; 931-486-0113.
can walk every Mon, Wed and Fri at 9 a.m. Brenthaven Church, 516 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 373-4826.
Sing, Dance & Jam at Discovery Center!
a children’s boutique & gift shop Located at 6517 Highway 41-A South in Pleasant View at Pleasant View Academy Under the Green Awning
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FREE Nashville Ballet Scholarship Audition for Summer Intensive Please see “What’s News,” page 25.
Shoney’s Second Annual 5K Family Fun Run & Festival Participate in a family run and then enjoy a festival
FREE Open House Families can utilize the entire facility all day, including the indoor and outdoor pools, weight rooms and participate in group classes. Rutherford County Family YMCA, 206 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; 895-5995 or ymcamidtn.org.
Ready, Set, Go for Health! This non-
competitive, kid-sized run aims to foster family fitness. Coleman Community Center, 384 Thompson Lane, Nashville; 8:45 - 11 a.m.; $20 per family; 714-7580 or circleoffriends.110mb.com.
Saturday AM: Whistling Wind Families can stop by the studio to make a wind chime. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.
Seeds of Hope Garden Tour
Visit eight gardens in Oak Hill, Belle Meade and Green Hills. Proceeds benefit Monroe Harding’s mission to provide services to at-risk youth and families. The tour is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and can start at any location; $12 tour only, $20 tour plus lunch; 298-5573, ext. 115, or monroeharding.org.
FREE Shakespeare Allowed All ages can participate in (or just listen to) a reading of Henry V. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St.; 1 - 4 p.m.; nashvilleshakes.org.
featuring entertainment and children’s activities like face painting, inflatables, games, balloon artists and more. Proceeds benefit the Metro Nashville Police Support Fund. LP Field Lot A, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 7 a.m. registration, 7:45 a.m. kids fun run, 8 a.m. 5K race; $25 in advance, $30 day of event, $10 ages 9 and younger; shoneys.com or active.com.
FREE Star Wars Family Fun Day All ages can
come dressed in their favorite costume for a chance to win a prize, meet their favorite characters, play games, participate in crafts and more. Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 2121 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m.; 385-2645 or daviskidd. com.
FREE Taste of Music City Festival Sample food from
more than 50 restaurants and enjoy a wine tasting. The Kids’ Zone includes inflatables and rides, and families can enjoy live music all day. Public Square Park and Deaderick Street, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; admission is free, but tastings and rides require tickets that are sold in blocks of 10 for $12.50; tasteofmusiccity.com.
FREE There are Many Sides to the Story All ages can experience the Civil War
from many different viewpoints through living history demonstrations. Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 893-9501.
sunday 6 35th Annual Tour of Homes Please see Saturday, June 5 listing.
FREE Arts in the Park All ages can Kids can meet a Stormtrooper and other characters from a galaxy far, far away during the Star Wars Family Fun Day at Davis-Kidd on Saturday, June 5.
participate in hands-on arts and crafts. Cason Lane Trailhead, 111 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; 893-7439.
Adventureworks The Eco-Zip Line Adventure allows
FREE Family Bike Ride Enjoy an hour-long bike ride
BounceU Bounce on inflatables at 2990 Sidco Drive; 2551422; bounceu.com. Visit Web site for open bounce times.
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FREE There are Many Sides to the Story Please see Saturday, June 5 listing.
Titans “Play 60” Challenge Titans players, cheerleaders
and T-Rac will be on hand encouraging kids through a series of physical drills. There will also be animal-related activity games and educational stations illustrating the importance of health and fitness. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road; 1 - 4 p.m.; $14 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.
monday 7 Parents and Tots Preschoolers and their parents can participate in a wetland hike. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Snack Attack! All ages can create summer snacks. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
tuesday 8 Animal Antics All ages can meet the rabbit. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Chely Wright’s 10th Annual Reading, Writing & Rhythm Concert Country singer Chely Wright, along with
guests Rodney Crowell, Jann Arden, Bucky Covington and more, perform an evening of music to raise money for music programs in local schools. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $42; 782-4040 or tpac.org.
FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Preschoolers and their families can sing and hop with musical fun. Chick-Fil-A, 470 Sam Ridley Pkwy., Smyrna; 5 p.m.; 636-5343 or zinghoppers. com. Parents and Tots Please see Monday, June 7 listing.
Little Texas performs an evening of live music. Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park, Crockett Road in Brentwood; 7 p.m.; 371-0060.
Scott performs before The WannaBeatles take the stage. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 4 - 8 p.m.; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov.
FREE Brentwood Concert Series
Centennial Sportsplex Fitness, ice skating, swimming and more at 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; times and prices vary; 862-8480 or nashville.org/sportsplex.
participants to glide through the forest on nine zip lines. Guides point out native trees, plants and wildlife during the hour-and-a-half tour at 1300 Narrows Road, Kingston Springs; $49.20 adults, $38.27 youth (family discounts available); to make reservations, call 297-2250 or visit adventureworks.com.
FREE Concert in the Park Children’s entertainer Dennis
through East Nashville every Saturday at 9 a.m. Depart from Eastside Cycles, 1012 Woodland St., Nashville; 469-1079 or eastside-cycles.com.
Nashville Ghost Tours Learn the historical, haunted
heritage of Music City during a 90-minute guided tour of downtown. Tour begins at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Union Avenue; Wed - Mon 8 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 7 11, free ages 6 and younger; for reservations, call 884-3999 or visit nashvilleghosttours.com.
Nashville Shores Cool off with water slides, pools,
beaches, the new wave pool and lazy river, lake activities and more at 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; Sun - Thu 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $21.99- $26.99 ($59.99 season pass); 889-7050 or nashvilleshores.com.
Wave Country Enjoy the wave pool, water flumes,
playground, volleyball and new speed slides at 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy., Nashville; Mon - Thu 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger (season passes are $75 adults, $65 children); 885-1052 or nashville.gov/parks/wave_country. asp.
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Park Community Center, 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 898-7710.
CMT Music Awards See which country stars win the 2010
Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam Take in a night of music
awards. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $30 - $99; 800-745-3000 or bridgestonearena.com.
with Marty Stuart and guests Keith Urban, Connie Smith, Ronnie Milsap and more. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 10 p.m.; $29.50 - $39.50; 889-3060 or ryman.com.
FREE Dairy Day All ages can learn all there is to know about
the dairy industry through hands-on learning stations. Lane Agri-
FREE Movies in the Park Can Rodriguez and Smalls escape The Beast? Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie starts at sunset; 244-7989, ext. 341. Snack Attack! All ages can create summer snacks. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
murfreesboro’s movies under the stars
Bookworms Ages 3 - 5 with a parent can visit different stations for stories, crafts and snacks. MGL Library, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 - 11 a.m.; $3; 893-7439.
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our family can enjoy five nights of free family films for the next two months courtesy of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and obtain the list of movies by calling the Parks’ office or by visiting any of their facilities. Locations are:
Creation Station All ages can make bottle
cap magnets. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
LIVE! at Cheekwood Grammy Award-winning Americana/folk artist Shawn Colvin performs an evening of live music. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $40 general admission, $125 VIP; 800-745-3000 or liveatcheekwood.com.
• Mondays: Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy. • Tuesdays: Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St. • Thursdays: Siegel Neighborhood Park, 515 Cherry Lane • Fridays: Mitchell Neilson Primary, 1303 Jones Blvd. • Saturdays: Hobgood Elementary School, 307 S. Baird Lane
FREE Nashville Symphony Enjoy an evening of classical music under the stars. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 - 10 p.m.; 428-8745 or nashville. gov/parks.
For more information, call 890-5333 or visit murfreesborotn.gov/parks.
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For June events requiring advance registration, turn to page 90. FREE Preschool Storytime Ages 3 - 5 can enjoy a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar followed by songs and crafts. Brenthaven Church, 516 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m.; 373-4826.
FREE Splash Out! Ages 12 and younger can have fun playing in the water. Siegel Neighborhood Park, 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; 893-2141.
friday 11 FREE American Girl Club All ages can celebrate Josefina
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Montoya with games and activities. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; 895-8580 or bn.com.
Local boys enjoy inflatable fun at last year’s CMA Music Festival.
music & family fun soar during cma music festival june 10 - 13
our days of live music, country artist meet and greets, exhibits and family fun are on tap during the 39th annual CMA Music Festival. Kids can enjoy the free Family Zone located in Hall of Fame Park on Demonbreun filled with all sorts of fun like inflatables, hands-on activities and special performances. On Thursday, June 10, enjoy the Ronald McDonald Magic Show, Nashville Zoo’s Wildlife on Wheels program, a dance competition hosted by Josh Turner, celebrity storytelling, a Junie B. Jones live show and more. Nightly concerts at LP Field are a big draw for locals. General admission seats are $30; talent performing during the festival are Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and more. The four-day festival pass for $110 gets you a seat at each nightly concert as well as access to the autograph signings at the Convention Center. Fifty percent of the festival’s net proceeds will be donated to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for Nashville flood relief efforts. Find more information and get tickets at cmafest. com.
outings, cont’d rutherford county BounceU Bounce on inflatables at 1222 Park Ave.,
Murfreesboro; 893-8386 or bounceu.com. Open bounce times: • Family Bounce Night: Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; $8.95 first bouncer, $7.95 additional bouncers (includes pizza and a drink), $3 non-bouncing parents who want to eat • Open Bounce: Ages 2 and older; Tue and Fri 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; $6.95 ($5.95 siblings) • Preschool Playdate: Ages 6 and younger; Wed - Fri 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $6.95 ($5.95 siblings)
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FREE Classic Movie Night All ages can enjoy a classic flick outside. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; movie starts at dusk; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com. FREE Family Game Night Please see Friday, June 4 listing. FREE Fun Fridays: Touch a Truck All ages can explore their favorite trucks and vehicles, including fire trucks, dump trucks, police cruisers and helicopters. Moss Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2218 or cityofgoodlettsville.org/parks. FREE Movies in the Park Enjoy a screening of the animated movie about a scientist who tries to solve the world’s hunger only to see things go awry as food falls from the sky in abundance. Pinkerton Park, 413 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; movie starts at dark; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov. FREE Music at the Mill Robert Allen performs an evening of country western music. Gregory Mill Park, 390 Enon Springs Road E., Smyrna; 6:30 pm.; 459-9773 or townofsmyrna.org. FREE Tales at Twilight The Zinghoppers LIVE! with Conductor Jack entertain families with kids ages 10 and younger. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8424 or nashville.gov/parks.
FREE Touch a Truck All ages can explore a variety of
vehicles including fire trucks, dump trucks and police cars. Pinkerton Park, 413 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 5 - 7 p.m.; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov.
Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a guided walk through
the wetlands. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
Jumper’s Playhouse Inflatable fun at 6600 New Nashville
FREE Hendersonville Cruise-In View retro cars,
Skate Center West 849 W. College St., Murfreesboro.
Kids Party Jumps Kids can bounce on inflatables at 134 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; $5; 826-8010.
Hwy., Smyrna; 220-7575 or jumpersplayhouse.com. • Open Bounce: Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., check Web site for Sat and Sun availability; $6.33 ($5.42 siblings) children, parents bounce free
Public skate times are Tue 6 - 8:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 - 11 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 - 11 p.m., Sun 2 - 6:30 p.m.; $3 - $7 plus rental; 895-1403 or skateandplay.com.
participate in games, enjoy shopping and more every Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1030 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville; hendersonvillecruisein.com.
Laser Adventure Laser tag, aeroball and a rock-climbing wall at 511 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; Mon - Thu by reservation only, Fri 3:30 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 12 - 9 p.m.; prices vary by activity; 859-7753 or laseradventure.net.
Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini golf, batting cages, game room and more at 130 Cherokee Road N., Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.; 822-0232 or funandenergy.com.
My Gym Pay-to-play, open gym and Saturday morning classes take place at 206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville; call 824-8002 or visit my-gym.com/hendersonville for a complete schedule and fees.
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junie b. jones pulls into town june 9 - 10
unie B. Jones and her faithful bus driver, Mr. Woo, pull into the Nashville area in their hot pink bus during the popular children’s book character’s Stupid Smelly Bus Tour. Local fans have two chances to see Junie’s live show and an opportunity to meet her, get an autograph and have her mark their books with her signature stamp pad. On Wednesday, June 9, she’ll be at Barnes & Noble (1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood) at 11 a.m. On Thursday, June 10, she’ll appear at the CMA Music Festival’s Family Fun Zone area at 1:15 p.m. Both events are free. Learn more at randomhouse.com/junieb.
outings, cont’d Peek-a-boo Playtown Open play hours are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; $7 per child; 822-7099 or peekabooplaytown. com.
williamson county Bowie Park and Nature Center Nature programs and
events at 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; Tue - Sat 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Sun 12 - 4 p.m.; 799-5544.
Glow Galaxy Weekly open play times feature inflatables,
mini-golf, air hockey, an interactive game floor, football toss, soccer kick and basketball in a glow-in-the-dark setting at 121
Seaboard Lane, Ste. 8, Franklin; $8 per child (adults are free); for times, call 370-4386, opt. 2.
Jump!Zone Open play is Tue, Wed and Fri 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thu 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m.; $7 per session. 1725 Columbia Ave., Franklin; 866-2021 or jumpzoneparty.com.
My Gym Brentwood For pay-to-play, open gym and
explores the human body, and the Adventure Tower provides hands-on activities in a variety of areas. Also home to the Sudekum Planetarium, now showing Stars, narrated by Mark Hamill. 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. (the planetarium is open from 6 - 9 p.m. on the second Saturday each month for afterhours showings); $11 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12; free for ages 2 and younger; Planetarium tickets are $4 members, $6 nonmembers on top of museum admission (laser shows are $2 more); 862-5160 or adventuresci.com.
Saturday morning class times and fees at 330 Franklin Road, call 371-5437 or visit my-gym.com/brentwood.
Pump It Up Play Time Pop-in playtime Tue, Wed and Fri
from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for preschoolers, Tue 6 - 7:30 p.m. and Thu 1 - 3 p.m. for ages 2 - 12. Pump It Up, 7104 Crossroads Blvd., Ste. 128, Brentwood; $7 per child; 373-7867.
Adventure Science Center The interactive BodyQuest
• Amazing Feats of Aging is on display through Sept. 6
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Families can cool off in the summer heat with lots of homemade ice cream samples during Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ on Sunday, June 13. See “Giving Back,” on page 28. Saturday AM: Fluid Form Families can make abstract, fluid forms like the pieces in the Chihuly exhibit. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.
sunday 13 FREE Brentwood Concert Series The Nashville Sympho-
ny performs an evening of live music. Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park, Crockett Road in Brentwood; 7 p.m.; 371-0060.
sites, cont’d Belle Meade Plantation Early 1800s house and stud farm at 5025 Harding Road, Nashville; Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (final tour at 4 p.m.); $14 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 356-0501 or bellemeadeplantation.com. Belmont Mansion Tour the summer home of Joseph and
Adelicia Acklen, built in 1853, at 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $8 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12; 460-5459 or belmontmansion.com.
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; Tue - Wed 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thu - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.
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Comcast Jeff Fisher & Friends Charity Softball Game
This charity game benefits Soles4Souls, Nashville Flood Relief, Nashville Children’s Alliance, Mercy Ministries, Catch-A-Dream, Second Harvest Food Bank and more. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $10 adults general admission, $12 reserved, $6 ages 12 and younger; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
Sunday Morning Country Roy Clark will be honored during
this country concert featuring Gary Morris, Buddy Jewell, Guy Penrod, Charlie McCoy and more. TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 2:30 p.m.; $20; 782-4040 or tpac.org.
Sunday Series of Fun Families can make patriotic jewelry. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old For Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; admission is a bag of nonperishable food items; 893-2141.
monday 14 FREE Folkfest All ages can enjoy an evening of international
folkdance with live music. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m.; 862-8424 or nashville.gov/parks.
FREE Meet Spot Please see Saturday, June 12 listing. • The American Impressionists in the Garden exhibit is on display through Monday, Sept. 6 • Chihuly at Cheekwood is on display through Sunday, Oct. 31 • The Matilda Geddings Gray Collection of Fabergé exhibit is on display through 2012 • Temporary Contemporary — Virginia Overton is on display through Sunday, June 13 • Soaps, Flukes & Follies is on display through Sunday, Sept. 12 • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit is on display through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011
FREE Cooter’s Place Memorabilia representing Dukes of
Hazzard at 2613 McGavock Pike, Nashville; Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri - Sat 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 8728358 or cootersplace.com.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum A variety of exhibits featuring stage costumes, instruments, art, photographs and multimedia displays at 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $19.99 adults, $11.99 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.com. FREE Fort Negley Visitors Center Self-guided exhibits
and interactive stations detail Nashville’s Civil War history. 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 862-8470 or nashville.gov/parks.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts Local to international art, plus hands-on fun in ArtQuest at 919 Broadway, Nashville; Mon - Wed and Sat 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thu - Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 18 and younger; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org. Ongoing: • FREE Music in the Grand Lobby every Thu 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and every Fri 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Parents and Tots Preschoolers and their parents can enjoy “a day at the pond” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
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Snack Attack! All ages can make red, white and blue party mix. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Storytime Preschoolers can listen
to an art-inspired story. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; 244-3440 or fristcenter.org.
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tuesday 15 Animal Antics All ages can meet the box turtle and tortoise. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper
Preschoolers and their families can sing and hop with musical fun. Chick-Fil-A, 1105 Shadow Green Drive, Franklin; 5 p.m.; 6365343 or zinghoppers.com.
FREE Make It and Take It: Dads Rock!
All ages can make a Father’s Day gift. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 3 p.m.; 851-2250.
MORE THAN A HAPPY FACE. – A BRIGHT FUTURE –
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. Symphony on the Lawn Nashville
Symphony Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran leads the orchestra in an evening of Broadway and popular music. Cumberland University’s Memorial Hall Lawn, 1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon; 5:30 p.m. pre-show entertainment, 7 p.m. concert; $5 adults, free for children and students; 547-1364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
wednesday 16 FREE Movies in the Park Watch out Harvard. Elle Woods and her sidekick, Bruiser, are on their way. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie starts at sunset; 244-7989, ext. 341.
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FREE Storytime Barry Hardy will read The Super Red
Racer by Dave Ramsey. Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 2121 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m.; 385-2645 or daviskidd. com.
FREE Tales at Twilight Farmer Jason performs music for
all generations. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8424 or nashville.gov/parks.
FREE Third Friday Outdoor Concert All ages can enjoy live music by local bands. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9:30 p.m.; 890-0355.
Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a guided walk
through the wetlands. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
saturday 19 American Artisan Festival Please see Friday, June 18 A local girl poses with her sidewalk chalk creation at last year’s Art in the Park event at Moss-Wright Park. Your kids can get creative this year on Friday, June 18. Snack Attack! All ages can make red, white and blue party mix. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
thursday 17 Creation Station All ages can make God’s eye memory
keepers. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $5; 890-2300.
FREE Musical Petting Zoo The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts this hands-on experience for kids of all ages to try different instruments. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St.; 10:30 a.m.; 862-5800 or library.nashville.gov. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when
they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
friday 18 American Artisan Festival This 40th annual event fea-
tures more than 160 artists from around the country who show and sell their work in wood, blown glass, jewelry, stained glass, photography and more. Children’s art activities round out the event. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; Fri 12 - 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.; 383-5571 or american-artisan.com.
FREE Family Game Night Please see Friday, June 4 listing.
FREE Just Me and My Dad Children and their fathers can celebrate Father’s Day with a variety of activities. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5 - 7:30 p.m.; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Pajama Party All ages can don their comfiest PJs and listen to bedtime stories. Barnes & Noble, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6 p.m.; 264-0183 or bn.com.
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
FREE Author Signing Barbara Ebel reads and signs Chester the Chesapeake, and Chester will make an appearance. Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 2121 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m.; 385-2645 or daviskidd.com. FREE Big Band Dance All ages can learn to dance the single time swing with live music by the Debbie Bailes Band. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 862-8424 or nashville.gov/parks. FREE Corduroy Visits All ages can hear stories about Corduroy Bear and then meet him. Barnes & Noble, 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 11 a.m.; 377-9979 or bn.com. FREE Flashback Night Skip Bond & The Fugitives perform music from the ’70s and ’80s. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 Old Hwy. 52, Portland; call for event time; 325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com. FREE International Folk Fest & Car Show All ages can enjoy performances from around the world, shop more than 40 craft booths and enjoy a display of automobiles. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 pm.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. FREE Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival Local jazz and blues musicians perform all day, and families can enjoy food, vendors and more. The festival takes place on Jefferson Street between 26th and 28th Avenues North; 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.; 726-5867 or jumptojefferson.com. (“The Dailies” continue on page 84)
sites, cont’d The Hermitage Home of President Andrew Jackson. 4580
Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $15 adults, $11 ages 13 - 18, $7 ages 6 - 12; 889-2941 or thehermitage.com.
Lane Motor Museum More than 150 unique cars and
motorcycles at 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville; Thu - Mon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $7 adults, $2 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 742-7445 or lanemotormuseum.org.
Nashville Zoo Animals from around the world at 3777
Nolensville Road, Nashville; daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $14 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.
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FREE Tennessee Agricultural Museum Home and farm artifacts at the Ellington Agricultural Center, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum. org. • June’s theme for educational programs is “Farm Chores and Summer Fun”
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
College football and basketball exhibits, sports videos, interactive games, NASCAR video games and more at 501 Broadway, Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 children; 242-4750 or tshf.net.
FREE Tennessee State Museum Explore the history of Tennessee at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; 741-2692 or tnmuseum.org.
Travellers Rest Judge John Overton’s 1799 plantation at 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $10 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12; 832-8197 or travellersrestplantation.org.
rutherford county FREE Cannonsburgh Village A re-creation of Rutherford County’s historic village at 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; self-guided tours are free, guided tours are $2.50 adults, $1.50 ages 6 - 12; 890-0355. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring Hands-on
activities for all ages at 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
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4004 Hillsboro Road, Nashville Call or come by today! (615) 385-7997 Visit www.nashvilledancecenter.com for classes and schedules.
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FREE RC and Moon Pie Festival Celebrate two of the South’s greatest traditions — RC Cola and Moon Pies — during this family-friendly event which includes live music, food and games. Sample the world’s biggest Moon Pie, participate in the RC dash, Moon Pie toss and watermelon seed-spitting contest. Arts and crafts booths round of the event. Downtown Bell Buckle, located off Exit 97 from I-24 East between Murfreesboro and Manchester; 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 931-389-9663 or bellbucklechamber.com.
FREE Third Annual Yard Sale and Craft Show Find an array of crafts and yard sale goodies. Peace Lutheran Church, 762 Beechcroft Road, Spring Hill; 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 931-4860762 or peace-lutheran-springhill.org.
Saturday AM: Dad’s Day All ages can visit the studio to
make a unique Father’s Day card. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they
challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
Snack Attack! All ages can make dessert nachos. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
Happy Father’s Day! American Artisan Festival Please see Friday, June 18
FREE Brentwood Concert Series 7 Bridges: The Ultimate
Animal Antics All ages can meet the water turtles. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
Eagles Experience performs an evening of live music. Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park, Crockett Road in Brentwood; 7 p.m.; 371-0060 or brentwood-tn.org.
Sounds Baseball The Nashville Sounds challenge the
Oklahoma City RedHawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
monday 21 FREE Corduroy Visits Please see Saturday, June 19
FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Preschoolers and their families can sing and hop with musical fun. Chick-Fil-A, 2005 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 p.m.; 636-5343 or zinghoppers. com. FREE Nashville Symphony Enjoy an evening of classical music under the stars. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 - 10 p.m.; 428-8745 or nashville.gov/ parks.
Parents and Tots Please see Monday, June 21 listing.
FREE Fireman Storytime A Murfreesboro City firefighter visits to share stories and answer questions. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 895-8580 or bn.com.
Parents and Tots Preschoolers and
their parents can enjoy a program about animals, apples, bubbles and birds. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
wednesday 23 FREE Movies in the Park Baltimore Ravens have The Touhys to thank for their 2009 first round draft pick. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie starts at sunset; 244-7989, ext. 341. Snack Attack! All ages can make dessert nachos. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
Celebrate fatherhood during the Just Me and My Dad event at the Discovery Center on Saturday, June 18. (“The Dailies” continue on page 87)
sites, cont’d FREE The Heritage Center Rotating exhibits of Rutherford
County history at 225 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 217-8013.
FREE MTSU Mineral, Gem and Fossil Museum
Displays of gems, minerals, fossils, petrified wood and fluorescent specimens. Room 122 in Ezell’s Hall, Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro; Sat 1 - 5 p.m.; mtsu.edu/~mineral/.
Oaklands Museum Historic plantation home from the
1800s at 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 893-0022 or oaklandsmuseum.org.
Sam Davis Home Historic home dedicated to the
Tennessee Civil War hero at 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $8.50 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org.
FREE Stones River National Battlefield The
battleground museum is open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring your
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bikes and helmets for free bike tours every Saturday, through October, from 8:45 - 10 a.m. at 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 893-9501.
Carnton Plantation This home was a field hospital during the Civil War at 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin; Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $12 adults, $10 seniors; $5 ages 6 12, free ages 5 and younger; 794-0903 or carnton.org.
Cragfont This historic, late Georgian period home is located
Carter House A Battle of Franklin museum at 1140
at 200 Cragfont Road, Castalian Springs; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. (by appointment); $5 adults, $3 ages 6 12, free ages 5 and younger; 452-7070.
Columbia Ave., Franklin; Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 791-1861 or carterhouse1864.com.
Mansker’s Station A reconstructed 1779 log station and the Bowen Plantation House at 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12; 859-3678 or manskersstation.org.
Rippavilla Plantation 5700 Main St., Spring Hill; Thu - Fri
FREE Monthaven A Greek Revival plantation house at
1154 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 822-0789.
Rock Castle Early 1800s historic house at 139 Rock Castle
Lane, Hendersonville; daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12; 824-0502 or historicrockcastle.com.
3 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12; 931-486-9037 or rippavilla.org.
FREE City of Lebanon Museum Take a visual tour of the history of Lebanon and hear audio descriptions by famous residents at 200 Castle Heights Ave. N., Lebanon; Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 443-2839 or lebanontn.org.
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the dailies FREE Music in the Park All ages can enjoy live music
featuring the Roland Greshman Quartet in the Central Park area. The Avenue Murfreesboro, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy.; 2 - 5 p.m.; 893-4207 or shoptheavenue.com.
Bluegrass Night at the Ryman Vince Gill headlines an evening of music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26; 889-3060 or ryman.com.
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
Creation Station All ages can make God’s eye memory keepers. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.
FREE Preschool Storytime Ages 3 - 5 can enjoy a reading of Little Blue Truck followed by songs and crafts. Brenthaven Church, 516 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m.; 373-4826.
Parents and Tots Preschoolers and their parents can explore
the world of water. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
FREE Splash Out! Ages 12 and younger can have fun playing in the water. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; 893-2141.
Snack Attack! All ages can make “Chef’s Surprise.” Discov-
ery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
FREE Classic Movie Night All ages can enjoy a classic flick
Miley Cyrus performs during the Nashville Rising benefit concert at the Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, June 22. See “Giving Back,” on page 28 for details.
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
FREE Family Game Night Please see Friday, June 4 listing.
FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Families can enjoy
Sunset Concert Families can enjoy an evening of music
Little Labs Preschoolers can participate in lab activities, crafts, movement activities and stories. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 11 a.m.; $9 members, $13 nonmembers; 862-5160 or adventuresci.com.
outside. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; movie starts at dusk; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.
Frist Friday Neo soul singer/songwriter Anthony David
performs urban tunes. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; free with gate admission ($10 adults, free ages 18 and younger); 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.
Full Moon Pickin’ Party Bluegrass pickers jam under the light of the moon while headliners take the stage. Warner Parks Equestrian Barn, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $15 adults in advance/$20 at the gate, $10 age 7 - 15, free ages 6 and younger, $5 pickers with a bluegrass instrument; 370-8053 or friendsofwarnerparks.com. FREE Fun Fridays: Red, White & You All ages can wear
patriotic colors and participate in a birthday party for America, complete with cake and games. Moss Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2218 or cityofgoodlettsville. org/parks.
FREE Pajama Party! All ages can wear their favorite PJs,
enjoy cookies and milk, sing lullabies and listen to bedtime stories. Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 2121 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; 385-2645 or daviskidd.com.
FREE Tales at Twilight Nashville Ballet presents The Singing Tortoise. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8424 or nashville.gov/parks. Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a guided walk through
the wetlands. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
an interactive music concert geared toward kids ages 10 and younger. The Renaissance Center, 855 Hwy. 46 S., Dickson; 12 p.m.; 636-5343 or zinghoppers.com.
Saturday AM: The Tiny Seed Families can learn how all the plants on the grounds started as tiny seeds, then they can create a textural collage in the style of Eric Carle’s illustrations. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. Saturday PM Art All ages can join artist Susan Rodehaver and create clay soap dishes. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $5; 8902300 or discoverycenteronline.org.
Animal Antics All ages can meet the chinchilla. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Preschoolers and
their families can sing and hop with musical fun. Chick-Fil-A, 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 5 p.m.; 636-5343 or zinghoppers. com.
Parents and Tots Please see Monday, June 28 listing.
FREE Storytime Miss Angie from Music Together presents
FREE Robertson County Community Band Enjoy an evening of music featuring the golden hits of Elvis Presley. White House Civic Center, 105 College St., White House; 7 p.m.; 3842410 or rccb-tn.webs.com.
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 in advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.
silly songs and stories. Barnes & Noble, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 11 a.m.; 264-0183 or bn.com.
FREE Youth Fire Safety and Prevention Program The Franklin Fire Department hosts this class for Williamson County youth ages 7 - 17 to learn about the dangers of experimenting with fire. Franklin Fire Department Training Center on Century Court, Franklin; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; contact Jamie Mooney at 7913270 or franklintn.gov/fire.
FREE Big Band Dance All ages can learn to dance the triple time swing with live music by Music City Swing. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 8628424 or nashville.gov/parks.
FREE Boat Day with SWRA Volunteers from Stones River
perform an evening of live music. Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park, Crockett Road in Brentwood; 7 p.m.; 371-0060 or brentwood-tn.org.
Watershed Association will bring several types of canoes and kayaks for all ages to try. Life jackets and paddles will be provided. Manson Pike Trailhead, 1208 Searcy St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.
featuring Satisfaction: International Rolling Stones Show. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin; 6 - 8 p.m.; $15; 794-0903 or carnton.org.
FREE Brentwood Concert Series The WannaBeatles
wednesday 30 FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Preschoolers and their families can sing and hop with musical fun. Whole Foods Natural Marketplace, 1735 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 636-5343 or zinghoppers.com. FREE Movies in the Park There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie starts at sunset; 244-7989, ext. 341. Snack Attack! All ages can make “Chef’s Surprise.” Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. (please turn the page)
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follow the yellow brick road, KIDS!
ast month, I indulged myself with a rare treat. No, it wasn’t a whimsical vacation or shopping spree or piece of chocolate cake. It was an elementary school production of The Wizard of Oz. As a rule, I refuse to officially “review” theater productions whose casts comprise children, because I’m not about to say anything critical of kids who have the guts to step foot on stage in front of an audience while they explore the wondrous art form that the theatrical arts provide. It’s very rare that I attend a theatrical production that is done by children. My draw to The Wizard of Oz at Brentwood’s Scales Elementary School was the fact that one of my best friends directed the show. I left the auditorium that Saturday night so inspired by the beauty and majesty that exists when children as young as fourth and fifth graders embrace the theater arts. Sure, there were a couple of little, minor technical glitches along the way, but that’s real life, and the kids on stage handled them like pros. In fact, it added a lot to the charm. I was blown away by the immense talent of those youngsters. Approximately 100 kids auditioned, and everyone got a part, whether they were leads, narrators, Munchkins, Winkies, Poppies, Snowflakes, Flying Monkeys, members of the Wicked Witch’s court or the bevy of kids who created the cyclone by waving painted pizza boxes alongside the audience to create the wind while others sprayed the audience with water guns — that was so much fun! I wasn’t the only audience member to laugh out loud upon getting sprayed on the head, and one of the most memorable moments was looking over to my left at one little boy in the cyclone cast who was giggling his head off while squirting his water gun at the crowd. That is what a child who embraces theater SHOULD experience — HAVING FUN!!!!!!! Whether it’s a kid playing a leading role or a supporting or ensemble character, theater is about self-expression, and that is so vitally important to encourage within your children. All art forms provide that outlet, but personally, I don’t believe any of them are more powerful than theater. It truly touched my heart and soul to witness the fun those grade school kids experienced performing in that show. How wonderful for them to engage that experience on stage. A lot of local schools offer theater to their students, but if your child attends one that doesn’t, there are other opportunities in which you can encourage your kiddos to participate ... like the Act TOO Players that’s connected with Boiler Room Theatre and the Jan Williams School of Music and Theater in Williamson County, Kids on Stage and the Star Bright Players also in Williamson, The Sunshine Players in Murfreesboro, and Metro Parks’ young theater program in Nashville. Nashville Children’s Theatre hosts classes throughout the year and myriad summer drama camp opportunities. You can find a complete list of offerings by clicking on the “Online Exclusives” tab at parentworld.com. Please, encourage your children to enrich themselves in this arena. Wouldn’t it be really cool if the Middle Tennessee area had a resident children’s theater that is theater for families presented solely by casts of children? ... in a venue like TPAC’s Polk Theater? Hello? Anyone out there who might spearhead that idea? Anyone? Anyone? Bravo to every kid who sets foot on stage! Thanks for the inspiration! I’d love to see you guys garner a Tony Award in my old age!
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Nashville Ballet’s Brandon Sears and Lindsey Pitts perform with local kids on stage in the ballet’s production of The Singing Tortoise. Beauty and the Beast (June 15 - 20; All ages) Please see
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Ages 14 and older) Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students; 893-9825 or mltarts.com.
The Butler Done It (continues through Saturday, June 5; Ages 10 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Tue - Sat 6 p.m. doors open for dinner, 8 p.m. show begins; $50 adults, $35 ages 13 - 18, $25 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com. Charlotte’s Web (June 5, 11, 19 and 25; All ages) Nashville
Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Tue - Fri 10 and 11:45 a.m.; Fri 6:30 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.; $17 adults, $12 children; 254-9103 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.
Circus! Circus! (June 11 - 13; All ages) The Sunshine Players at The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $7.50 adults, $6 youth; 893-7439. The Colored Museum (June 17 - July 4; Ages 12 and older) Amun Ra Theatre, 2508 Clifton Ave., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 ages 17 and younger; 329-4228 or theamunratheatre.org. Doubt (June 10 - 27; Ages 12 and older) Out Front on Main, 1511 E. Main St., Murfreesboro; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10; outfrontonmain.com.
Father of the Bride (June 4 - 19; Ages 9 and older) Pull-Tight Theatre, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 students; 790-6782 or pull-tight.com. Funny Money (June 10 - July 17; Ages 10 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Tue - Sat 6 p.m. doors open for dinner, 8 p.m. show begins; $50 adults, $35 ages 13 - 18, $25 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or dinnertheatre. com. Grease (June 3 - 13; Ages 12 and older) Steeple Players
Community Theatre, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 students, $10 ages 11 and younger; 826-6037 or steepleplayers.org.
Gypsy (June 11 - July 3; Ages 12 and older) Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 221-1174 or townecentretheatre. com.
1 and 8 only); Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (June 20 and 27 only); $25 adults, $23 students, $19 ages 11 and younger; Sunday matinees are $2 off, Tuesday tickets are two for $25, all tickets on Thursdays are $15; 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com.
The Odd Couple (June 11 - 27; Ages 10 and older) Center for
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Shakespeare Unbound (June 11 - 13; Ages 4 and older) Lamplighter’s Theatre, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 4 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 students, $5 ages 4 - 12, ages 3 and younger not permitted; 852-8499 or lamplighterstheatre.net. FREE The Singing Tortoise (Friday, June 25; Ages 3 and
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Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (June 24 - 27; Ages 10 and older) Nashville Stages at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $20; 889-4000.
Showtime at First Baptist (June 4 - 19; All ages) Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 students; 800-235-9073 or artscenterofcc.com.
Miss Nelson is Missing (June 4, 12, 18 and 26; All ages) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Tue Fri 10 and 11:45 a.m.; Fri 6:30 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.; $17 adults, $12 children; 254-9103 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.
FREE The Stonecutter (June 11 - 26; All ages) The Children’s Theater at Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St.; Fri - Sat 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 862-5800 or library.nashville.gov.
Nine (June 18 - July 10; Ages 12 and older) Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; Tue 8 p.m., Thu 8 p.m. (July
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Brentwood Barnes & Noble 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 377-9979 or bn.com • FREE American Girl Club Friday, June 18. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 17. All ages. This month’s featured American Girl is Molly. 7 p.m.
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• Aiki Jujitsu Fridays, June 4 - 25. Ages 6 - 11. Learn the fighting system of Jujitsu. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $40 • American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Saturday, June 19. Ages 11 - 15. Learn to become good babysitters. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (bring a sack lunch). $45. Call 585-9055 to register • Kid’s Scrapbooking Album Saturday, June 12 or Monday, June 21. Ages 8 - 12. Make a one-of-a-kind 12-page scrapbook. Sat 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mon 6 - 8 p.m. $25 • Little One’s Imagination Friday, June 18. Ages 3 - 6. Explore many different art forms. 1 - 2 p.m. $4 • FREE Summer Crafts Friday, June 18. Ages 3 - 12. Create seasonal craft items. 10 - 11 a.m.
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• All Things Green Tuesday, June 8. Registration deadline is Friday, June 4. Ages 3 - 5. Sort recyclables and create treasures from trash. 10 a.m. $5 • FREE Super Sand Day Wednesday, June 30. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 29. Ages 3 - 6. Enjoy the summer sun while playing with sand toys. 10 a.m.
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Various locations; 217-3017
• Summer Kayak Club Thursdays, June 3 - July 8. Ages 13 - 18. Learn kayak paddle strokes, how to read the river and water safety techniques while kayaking on a different location of Stones River each week. 2 - 5 p.m. $100
Nashville Shores 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 889-7050, ext. 221, or nashvilleshores.com
• Scouting Days June 19 - 20. Scouts of all ages. Enjoy the new wave pool and lazy river while enjoying the park at a discounted rate. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $14.99 • Sunsplash Beach Volleyball Tournament June 5 - 6. Ages 13 and older. Participate in a volleyball tournament on the beach. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $300 per team of 10 (includes admission to the park, lunch and a T-shirt). To register, contact Daniel Gordon with Island Sports at 252-4601 • Swim League Day Wednesday, June 30. All ages. Swim league members can enjoy the park with discounted admission. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $14.99
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• Backstage Pass: Elephant Barn Saturday, June 5. Registration deadline is Friday, June 4. Ages 5 and older (children must be accompanied by a parent). Join zoo staff on a behind-the-scenes tour of the elephant barn where you can learn about animal care, behavior and conservation. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Members: $25 per person (limit two children per adult); Non-members: $50 per person • Sketch Safari Sunday, June 27. Ages 13 and older. Sketch the zoo’s elephants from an exclusive area not open to the public. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $15 members, $25 nonmembers
• FREE LOST in the Woods! Saturday, June 26. All ages. Learn how to stay found and all about summer hazards such as poison ivy, snakes and more. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Map & Compass 101 Tuesday, June 29. Ages 8 14. Learn the basic skills of navigation and how to use a compass. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Model Aviation Wednesday, June 30. Ages 6 - 12. See model airplanes fly and perform acrobatics. 10 a.m. 12 p.m. • FREE A Night at the Museum Friday, June 18. All ages. Learn about the critters who call Warner Parks home and enjoy the nature center at night. 7:30 - 9 p.m. • FREE River Play Wednesday, June 23. Ages 6 - 12. Explore and play in the river. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Wellness Center at Baptist Hospital 2021 Church St., Nashville; 284-2348 or baptisthospital.com • Strong Mommy Tuesdays and Thursdays. Expectant moms. This pre-natal fitness/wellness program includes water aerobics, personalized fitness coaching sessions, preand post-natal massages, fitness workshops, a three-month center membership and more. 5:30 p.m. $125
The Wilderness Station 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks
A local boy runs through the sprinkler during last year’s Small Fry Tri.
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saturday, june 12 Kids ages 2 - 6 can participate in a pint-sized triathlon that includes running, biking (or tricycling) and dashing through sprinklers. All children receive a trophy, and parents or older siblings can help. Preregistration takes place June 1 - 11 at The Wilderness Station (697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro). The event takes place at the Old Fort Park Trailhead (1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro) from 10 - 11 a.m. Races will be held every 10 minutes. Registration is $6. For more information, contact Angela Jackson at 893-2141.
• Zzzoofari Slumber Saturday, June 19. Families with children ages 4 - 12. This overnight camp session includes traditional camp fare along with games, outdoor play, animal encounters and more. 4 p.m. - 9 a.m. $30 per person members, $40 non-members
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• A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 ... Let’s Go Every Tue and Thu. Ages 2 - 5. Sing songs, play games, hear stories and do crafts. 10 10:45 a.m. $3 • Busy Bees Every Tue and Thu. Ages 3 - 5. This class focuses on following directions, participating in a group environment, improving coordination and practicing good sportsmanship. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $3
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• FREE Astronomy on the Cheap Friday, June 11. All ages. Discover how an inexpensive pair of binoculars allows anyone to do basic astronomy. 7:30 - 9 p.m. • FREE Celebrate National Trails Day Saturday, June 5. All ages. Run, walk, stroll or take a cart tour on the trails at Warner Parks. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE The Early Birder Gets the Birds! Saturday, June 12. All ages. Join naturalists to see and hear bluebirds, hummers, cardinals and more. 9 - 10:30 a.m. • FREE Family Bike & Wade Saturday, June 19. All ages. Bring your bike for a family ride on the greenway and cool off in the Little Harpeth River before pedaling back. 10 11:30 a.m. • FREE Fly Fishing with the Pros Saturday, June 26. Ages 10 - 16. Learn several aspects of fly fishing from professional anglers with Trout Unlimited. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Hiking the Solar System Saturday, June 5. All ages. Embark on a short hike while learning about the solar system. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Jr. Naturalist Kick-Off: Fabulous Fish! Wednesday, June 16. Ages 6 - 12. Learn about our fishy friends exploring the pond, wading in the creek and more. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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brings cuties to Opry Mills during Nashville Parent’s annual event. Nashville Parent Editor-in-Chief Susan Day presents Heather Perry a check for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Group 1 Cover Kids Fisher Berry and Amara Boyd
Group 3 Cover Kids Nico Monger and Bryant Denson
cover kids, part two Little did we know on Saturday, May 1, we would have to reschedule the second day of our event because of the forthcoming flood that devastated Middle Tennessee. The second day of our event is happening on Sunday, June 6 at Nashville Children’s Theatre, and we will select the final six Cover Kids in the three remaining age groups — 13 - 23 months, 4 - 6 years and 7 - 10 years. Look for their pictures here in our July issue.
Group 2 Cover Kids Ally Berry and Geneva Rogers
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Madison loves being outdoors with her furry friends.
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A Father-Son Team Caring for Kids Since 1977
meet the doctors... Belle Meade Office Park | St. Thomas Hospital Area 4515 Harding Rd., Suite 114, Nashville, TN 37205
Dr. George Adams Sr. has been practicing pediatric dentistry in the West Nashville/Belle Meade area for 33 years. He has provided care for more than 300,000 Middle Tennessee kids. In addition to providing great care for the kids, Dr. Adams has served as a consultant for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Committee on Sedation and Anesthesia, and Examination Committee. He also serves as a pediatric consultant for the Tennessee Board of Dentistry, and on the Tennessee Board of Dentistry Committee on Medicaid, TennCare Advisory Panel and Committee on Sedation and Anesthesia.
George Adams Sr. D.D.S., M.S.D.
He’s a father of two and has been very active in the community, loves physical fitness, running and playing golf.
Dr. George Adams Jr. has been practicing pediatric dentistry for 9 years with his father at Adams Pediatric Dentistry. His focus, in addition to providing care for his patients, is education and information. He gives children’s dental health presentations in area schools to promote good health. He is an active member at St. Mathews Catholic Church and very active in community service and mission work. He is part of the yearly Medical and Dental Mission with his church to help families in Haiti. He is the father of three – 8-year-old Olivia, 5-year-old Meg and 2-year-old William Austin. He enjoys exercise and tennis. George Adams Jr. D.M.D.
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Published on Jun 1, 2010