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ust wait and you’ll be asking where the balls have gone, too! And then you’ll teach your child how to hold onto his equipment, because you’ll have lost one ball too many and losing just one ball is enough. I’ve been managing sports equipment for years now; started out as a novice with my first child several years ago, then scrambled through another child or two before really learning how to keep stuff together. Today, with four kids in sports programs, I am the proud mom who has a sports bag in each child’s room with clean uniforms in them. If the uniforms are not in use, they stay in the bag. If a uniform needs to be cleaned, once it is folded and on the bed, it knows to go right back to the sports bag — or at least the responsible set of young hands belonging to that uniform knows that it does. Cleats stay outside always, in the metal tub in the garage. Balls, bats and the like have homes in the garage, too. All of my children play soccer. One plays football. One plays rugby. Two play ice hockey, although it used to be three. One plays little league baseball, although it used to be two. And we all fall down. All kidding aside, I am not here to brag or tell you that I have all the answers, but when it comes to kids and sports, I’ve had enough of my share to tell you a few key things. So, in no necessary order, here’s a nutshell of things you’ll discover along the way: • Snacks are a part of every young child’s burgeoning sports career. They may even be a part of bribing kids to stay in a game when they’re age 4 or so. Once kids get past recreational play though, snacks after games are a thing of the past. • If you don’t mark every single piece of equipment your child owns with his name in a black Sharpie marker, you’ll lose some things, and even if you DO mark his name on everything you will STILL lose some things. • If your child plays recreational sports you might have a chance to have an actual relationship with your child’s coach, but once your child has moved on to “select” sports, forget it. The coach becomes elevated out of your lowly ranks and you have to grin and bear what happens to your child. • You will get frustrated on the sidelines from time to time with what coaches do or what other parents say, but you cannot say anything without regretting that you did. • You are simply along for the ride. Cheer your child, don’t coach from the sidelines and by all means, don’t be a hot head angry parent. • It’s about your child! It’s NOT about you!

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we are not lazy parents Dear Editor, In your April 2011 issue (“How to Avoid the Lazy Parent Trap”), writer Deborah Bohn scolded parents for letting their kids watch too much TV, only eating four meals together a week, not disciplining them enough and failing to monitor what they eat at school. Susan Swindell Day attributed this “lazy parenting” to the swing of the pendulum away from the “helicopter parenting” we all apparently did after 9/11.

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With all due respect, that is truly one of the most asinine things I have ever heard. Did anybody notice we are in a recession? Did you notice that productivity is at an all time high while employment hasn’t been this low since the Great Depression? Did it occur to you that your readers are working longer hours often for less pay if they are even working at all? I’m sorry, but I have to ask, are you really that out of touch? A few years ago I was much more conscientious about making sure my kids ate healthy, natural foods that were low in sodium and other additives. My wife played more with our kids, too. Now, she comes home from her 10- to 12-hour day, more exhausted than ever, because she is doing twice the work than she did before. I spend more of my free time on the phone with insurance companies, trying to figure out how to pay the bills with my ever-shrinking benefits. Did it occur to you that maybe we aren’t really lazy but that we are all working harder than ever? Maybe we let our kids watch a little more television than before because we are exhausted. Bohn was right. Family still is my number one priority. But sometimes making family a priority means you have to work more. It means you have to figure out how to put food on the table and pay the mortgage. Sometimes, quite frankly, it means spending a little less time together in the short term so that you can all make it in the long term. I know I should be spending more time playing

dolls, trucks and blocks. An hour of TV a day IS too much. Our meals should be a bit healthier. But, honestly, like a lot of folks out there, we are doing everything we can with what we have; we are doing our best but with less. You made me and probably a lot of your other readers feel like our best just isn’t good enough. David J. Dunn Ph.D. Candidate: Vanderbilt University

babies in helmets Dear Editor, On August 5, 2010, our family was blessed with the birth of our first grandchild. Birty L. Counts III was born a healthy, beautiful baby. When he was about 4 months old, I noticed that his head was kind of misshaped. I asked my son, his father, Birty L. Counts Jr. to ask questions about his head when he returned for a checkup. His pediatrician noticed what I saw and sent him for some tests. His condition is plagiocephaly, known as flat head syndrome. He was evaluated and sent to be fitted with a helmet. The name of the helmets are Cranial Remolding Orthosis. I used to see babies with helmets and thought that they were subjected to some kind of seizure disorder, and the helmets


were there to protect their heads. But now I know that they too are “Plagio” babies. Birty will have to wear his helmet for about six months. We would like to see an article in your magazine about this syndrome. We would like to hear from other parents who are experiencing the same. Birty III’s parents, Birty Jr. and his mother, Talyia, are awesome parents, but in the beginning there was a lot of guilt. The baby’s mother thought she was a bad mom because of his condition. His father once told me that he was sad because he had a child who was perfect but now he has a problem. I told him that he is still perfect, and to be thankful that he has a problem that can be corrected. This condition is caused by laying on the back of their heads. Parents are told now to put babies on their backs when they sleep. They need to make sure that they rotate their head. “B3” (as we all call him) had a favorite side and always turned his head to that side when he slept. If this happens to another family, please let them know that they are not bad parents. Sometimes things happen in life and we need to always ask questions and seek help. He was fitted with is helmet at Nashville Orthotic and Prosthetic Services. The staff there is wonderful. They have answered all of our questions and concerns. They have been so professional. They put our fears to rest. P.S. I love your magazine. I was a reader before my grandson was born. Your articles are so informative. Mrs. Pamela Counts

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Michele Morehead Johnny did that once when he was young. There was a Mickey Mouse sprinkler that he wanted and I wouldn’t get it. He threw the biggest fit to the point that he almost fell out of the buggy. My mom then handed it to him to get him to stop throwing a fit and told him his grandma would get it for him. I put it back on the shelf and said “Nope. When he acts right then he might get a treat but not acting like that.” I think he called me “mean” that day. Dallas Smith More than once I have picked up my child and just walked out of a store. It’s great to be bigger than they are. — Kiera Ashford (please turn the page)

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Swallowing Yucky Medicine

sweeten the deal Mary Poppins was onto something when she sang about a spoonful of sugar. Offering children something sweet to offset the bitter aftertaste is often enough incentive to get them to go along with the plan. Stephanie Kerr of Franklin says she lets her young ones have a special drink of something that’s normally off limits, like Sprite or Coke, to wash down the yucky medicine taste. “Sometimes I give them a lollipop or other treat instead,” she says. Is it a bribe? You bet. Does it work? Like a charm.

hide the evidence “It’s not an antihistamine,” jokes mother of three Karen Cartright. “It’s a smoothie!” When the very mention of medicine gets your kiddo foaming at the mouth, a little subterfuge can go a long way to a peaceful evening. Pudding, fruit smoothies, liquid yogurt drinks and full strength fruit juice

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are favorite vehicles for medicine to hide in. One local mom gets really creative and wets a purple Triaminic cough strip, then plasters it to a grape flavored lollipop, so the minute her daughter starts sucking, the strip dissolves in her mouth. *

no smell ... no problem The majority of what we perceive as taste actually comes from our sense of smell. Our taste buds only detect bitter, salty, sweet and sour flavors. Its actually odor molecules that give foods their distinct taste. That’s why Suzanne Gallent asks her son Dylan to hold his nose to take medicine. Chilling meds in the fridge has a similar smell and taste dulling effect. Think about it; you can smell hot brownies in the oven, but you can’t smell ice cream across the room. Although some antibiotics require refrigeration, there’s no harm in chilling Motrin or allergy medicine if your doctor or pharmacist approves.

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My daughter experiences recurring pain in her knee. I’ve heard of something called Osgood-Schlatter disease. Can you explain what it is, and is it something we can treat at home? Osgood-Schlatter disease is also termed tibial tuberosity apophysitis. Basically, this is a stress injury to the growth plate on the upper shin bone at the patellar tendon attachment. It is a very common condition seen in boys and girls in the pre-teenage and early teenage years. The cause is usually overuse, and fortunately, it almost always resolves with time and rest. Recovery from this condition can range from a few weeks to several months. Other treatments can include short-term use of anti-inflammatories, icing, a strap to go across the tendon to disperse the forces and some therapeutic exercises consisting of gentle quadriceps stretching and strengthening. A bump is often seen at the growth plate area and frequently persists even after symptoms resolve. This bump rarely causes pain or disability in the future. Ultimately, this condition can be treated at home, but I recommend seeing a physician first for confirmation of the diagnosis and to formulate a treatment plan.

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IF YOU’RE GONNA WEAR IT, WEAR IT RIGHT! What’s wrong with this picture? (The strap is not secured snugly — so it’s basically ineffective)

only 15 to 25 percent of U.S. kids wear helmets when they ride). In Tennessee, bike helmets have been the law for kids ages 16 and younger since 1967 — so make that your ammo for insisting on them with your children. But then, make sure it’s being worn properly: A helmet should fit snugly over the entire top of the head, including the forehead. You should not be able to remove the helmet once the strap is fastened and it should rest levelly on the head.


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Coming in October, get your seats to Wicked early before it sells out! Tickets go on sale Friday, June 17.

wicked returns with tpac’s broadway series

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f you missed it in 2009 — yes, it sold out in record time for TPAC — now’s your chance to see it! Broadway’s smash hit musical, Wicked, returns to Nashville Oct. 19 - Nov. 6 as a season special in concert with TPAC’s 2 011 - 2012 Broadway series. The six-show Broadway Series lineup also includes Blast! (Sept. 27 - Oct. 2), Memphis (Nov. 15- 20), The Addams Family (Jan. 3 - 8), South Pacific (Feb. 7 12), Mary Poppins (March 20 - 25) and Rain (May 1 - 6). In addition, a special production of Spamalot takes place Jan. 27 - 28. Season tickets for the six-show series are on sale now for $145 - $390. Single tickets for individual shows go on sale six to eight weeks prior to opening. For more info, call 782-4040 or visit tpac.org.

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hursday nights are for families this month and next at Cheekwood during the Family Night Out series, sponsored by Nashville Parent. Each week, your family can bring blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy live entertainment outdoors ranging from puppet shows and dance performances to live musical acts. Be sure to visit the new Trains! exhibit while you’re there. The entertainment lineup includes: • June 2: • June 9: • June 16: • June 23: • June 30: • July 7: • July 14: • July 21: • July 28:

Conductor Jack in concert Coal Train Railroad Nashville Public Library/Wishing Chair Productions’ Hansel & Gretel Nashville Ballet’s Borreguita & the Coyote All Aboard the Music Train with Rachel Sumner Coal Train Railroad Nashville Ballet’s The Singing Tortoise Nashville Public Library/Wishing Chair Productions’ Tall Tale Circus The Zinghoppers

Each event starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Call 356-8000 or visit cheekwood. org for more info. See Nashville Ballet’s Borreguita & the Coyote on Thursday, June 23 at Cheekwood.

theater workshop for kids

social networking for expectant moms

free kids’ shows at red caboose

Children who like acting can learn stage basics with Lakewood Theatre’s Drama Workshop taking place this month. Participants will spend a week learning theater fundamentals with performance opportunities featuring original scripts for young actors written by local playwrights. Ages 6 - 12 can participate June 6 - 11; ages 13 - 18 takes place June 13 - 18. Times for both weeks are 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., and cost is $100. Scholarships are available (call in advance to inquire). Lakewood is located at 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., in Old Hickory. For more information or to enroll, call John Carpenter at 971-4232. Learn more at lakewoodtheatre.com.

Moms love social networking, and now there’s a new outlet just for expectant moms created by two Nashville mothers. Bump’N’Bundle lets moms and moms-to-be connect and share information with other new and expectant mothers in their area. The free site lets you share photos, updates, information, activities, stories, advice and more, all related to your pregnancy. To join, log on to bumpnbundle.com.

This month, Friday nights bring free fun for families during Tales at Twilight at Red Caboose Playground Amphitheater courtesy of Metro Parks. Located on the corner of Colice Jeanne Road and Highway 70 South in Bellevue, bring a lawn chair and picnic basket and enjoy live entertainment from 7 - 8 p.m. each evening. This year’s schedule includes Playing by Air (June 3), Van Divas with Little Eagle Chinese Dance Academy (June 10), The Zinghoppers Hula Night (June 17) and Nashville Ballet’s Borreguita & the Coyote (June 24). Learn more at 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

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nct announces 80th season!

N Ross Brooks, Josh Childs, Jeremy Childs and Evelyn Blythe perform in a past production of Holes at Nashville Children’s Theatre.

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NEED A NANNY? A new

alternative to this month’s Bonaroo festival, hosted by Learning Express Toys on Saturday, June 11. From 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., kids and their parents can enjoy a variety of live children’s entertainers including The Zinghoppers, Ka*Pop, Taft Brown and more. The event is free, and the store is located at 420 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin. Call 7713434 or franklin.learningexpresstoys.com.

website, NaNANNYbooboo.com, allows Middle Tennessee families to find temporary, part-time and full-time nannies through a private profile system in which each nanny’s experience and availability are available.

THE NASHVILLE KIDS TRIATHLON takes place at Centennial Park June 4 - 5, and there is space available for additional participants. Register through June 3 at nashvillekidstriathlon.org.

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SHIPWRECKED PLAYHOUSE is an indoor play space for kids ages 1 - 9 featuring a 30-foot wooden pirate ship, interactive toys, a toddler area, large ball pit and more. Open play hours are Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The facility is available for birthday parties Saturday afternoons and Sundays. Admission to open play is $7 per child; kids 12 months and younger are free with a paying

ashville Children’s Theatre’s (NCT) 2011 - 2012 season marks its 80th anniversary, and includes three new shows and two previously produced ones. The season includes: Holes (Sept. 20 - Oct. 16), June B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Nov. 1 Dec. 18), The Watsons go to Birmingham — 1963 (Jan. 17 - Feb. 12), La Belle et la Bete (Feb. 28 - March 18) and Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type (April 3 - May 13). Individual tickets are $19 adults, $12 children. Save money by purchasing a subscription ($12 per ticket with a three-show minimum) or a Flex Pass ($72 and available only through Monday, Aug. 8), which provides six tickets for you to use at anytime in the season. NCT is located at 25 Middleton St., Nashville. For more info, call 252-4675 or visit nashvillechildrenstheatre.org. child. Shipwrecked Playhouse is located at 99 Seaboard Lane in Franklin. Call 866-9358 or visit shipwreckedplayhouse.com.

THE NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL takes place June 3 - 5 at RiverGate Mall in Goodlettsville. The event is aimed at educating and encouraging youth to read and author books. Local, national and international authors will sell and sign copies of their books, and local personalities will do live readings. For more info, visit nashvilleinternationalbookfestival. info.

THE FANNIE BATTLE DAY HOME FOR CHILDREN, which provides affordable child

care to at-risk kids, is moving to a new location (108 Chapel Ave., Nashville) on Thursday, Aug. 4. The new facility is larger and more up-to-date and will allow service for more children and families along with providing a community space, and safer and more adequate parking. Learn more at fanniebattle. org.

THE CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS TELETHON airs Sunday, June 5 from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on WTVF NewsChannel 5. Tune in and learn about patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and make a contribution. Learn more at childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org.


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Local girls cool off with homemade ice cream during the Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’.

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t’s a cool, sweet event taking place on Saturday, June 12 when the 26th Annual Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ takes place on the grounds of First Presbyterian Church (4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville). Sample more than 500 gallons of local homemade ice cream representing dozens of flavors. Proceeds from the event benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center, a family resource center serving the poorest neighborhood in Nashville by empowering children, youth and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. Advance tickets are $10 adults, $8 children; $13/$10 at the gate. For more info, call 254-1791 or visit marthaobryan.org/crankin.

project help expands to include 3-year-olds

new therapy resource offers in-home services

Project Help, the early intervention program offering free play-based learning experiences to children ages 6 - 36 months with developmental delays or disabilities in Rutherford County, now offers an extended “pay to stay” program for 3-year-olds. State funding does not provide for a 3-year-old program, but thanks to funds raised from special events, director Susan Waldrop says they can offer the new class at a moderate tuition rate. Families can choose a two-day plan for $40 per week or a four-day plan for $65 per week. Class size is limited, and spaces are expected to fill up quickly. For more information, contact Waldrop at 898-2837 or swaldrop@mtsu.edu.

Local mom and occupational therapist Andrea Ball, who spent several years providing services within the school system, recently launched a new service for families. Play Ball Children’s Therapy provides home-based therapy services — including occupational, physical, speech and music therapies — to families of children with autism, Down syndrome or other genetic disorders, neurologic and orthopedic disabilities, sensory impairments, and emotional and behavior issues. “Being in the home allows us to work closely with families to ensure that parents and siblings are an integral part of their child’s therapy,” says Ball. To learn more about Play Ball Children’s Therapy, visit playballtherapy.com.

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the soothing sands Eager to bask in beach-bound beauty? Well, look no further than the Sunshine State’s glorious Beaches of South Walton for your family’s next fun-in-the-sun vacation.

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here are many fun destinations your family can experience on a getaway, but nothing really beats a great trip to Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast. Soaking up sun on the powdery white Beaches of South Walton and splashing around in the emerald green waters of the Gulf Coast are the perfect relaxation catalysts for busy moms and dads as well as thankful-to-be-awayfrom-school kids of all ages. The Beaches of South Walton boast 26 miles of luxurious white-sand beaches in 15 different, very distinct communities. And that’s the wonderful aspect of the area — you’re family has lots of options for where to stay that run the gamut from quiet and docile to activity-heavy fun. Popular spots to stay include Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Seagrove, Grayton Beach, WaterColor and Sandestin.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort During my recent trip to the Beaches of South Walton, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the magnificent Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort (sandestin.com). Sprawling across 2,400 acres, this resort has it all, both beach side and the Choctawhatchee Bay side with 1,400 accommodations nestled amidst 30 communities, ranging from condos and villas to town homes and hotel options. Sandestin offers something for everyone in your family. Four championship golf courses adorn the property along with a family-friendly course for junior golfers to enjoy. Take a dip in one of the 19 pools, or better yet, hop aboard the trolley (or

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reserve complimentary bicycles) and head to the beach for fun in the sand and surf. Kid-friendly activities include a trek to explore the Jolee Island Nature Park, Capt. Joe Lee’s Tree House and Nature Walk, sailing instruction and Club KZ, a day camp for kids ages 3 - 12 offering a variety of indoor and outdoor activities from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on select days ($55 per child). Lunch is included, and programs include a treasure hunt pirate adventure on Jolee Island, beach activities ranging from shell hunting to sandcastle building contests and beach games, pool activities and fun in The Village of Baytown Wharf. In addition, Club KZ offers a Children’s Evening Out on Fridays from 6 - 10 p.m. for $45, which gives Mom and Dad an opportunity to experience a romantic dinner or take in some of the nightlife on their own while the kids enjoy dinner, movies and a variety of activities. The Village of Baytown Wharf is a hopping community filled with eateries, shopping and several fun play opportunities. Make a point to have breakfast at Another Broken Egg Café, which boasts a wide menu with gourmet omelets and bananas foster French toast ... and everything in between! Kids will be quick to have a blast in the Baytowne Adventure Zone. Everyone in your family can enjoy climbing the tower and zooming 300 feet across the lagoon and back via a zipline before testing skills on the massive ropes course. For a real adventure, get rigged up on the EuroBungy and spring into the air. Want to impress the onlookers? Go for a mid-air summersault. Little ones will enjoy a spin on the carousel and everyone will get

a chuckle out of the giant Hamster Water Balls! It’s harder than you can imagine, but it’s great fun — give it a whirl! A fun dining option is the Solaris Dinner Cruise (sunquestcruises.com). Departing from the Baytowne Marina, embark on a three-hour cruise of the bay while enjoying a great dinner (the beef tenderloin and gulf shrimp saute are best bets!) and a spectacular view. The onboard entertainment is infectious enough you and yours might find yourselfves in a conga line!

Nearby Activities While you can easily stay on the Sandestin resort property during your entire vacation and have plenty to do, a few nearby attractions are musts on your things-to-do list. Head up the road to the colorful Seaside community and rent bikes to tool around town. You’ll find lots of great shops and art galleries in this area and if you’re feeling a bit peckish, head to The MeltDown on 30A and choose from a wide option of grilled cheese sandwiches. Take in natural wonders at Grayton Beach State Park with a guided tour by Walco Eco Tours (walcoecotours.com) and learn about the coastal forest full of scrub oaks and magnolias bent by the salty winds. Kids will have fun searching for animal tracks, and if they’re lucky, they’ll spot a lizard or ghost crab along the way. While you’re there, Walco can hook you up with a kayaking excursion on Western Lake, which is enjoyable for all ages. For a more intense on-the-water experience, try a YOLO (You Only Live Once) Board adventure


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(yoloboard.com). This stand-up paddling sport is a combination of surfing and kayaking/canoeing in that you stand up on a flat board and paddle yourself around the water. It definitely gives you a great core workout, and having a healthy sense of balance is a great ally — YES, I was the one on my trip who wound up going for a swim! Kids as young at 6 can enjoy this sport, and there were lots of them having a ball the day of my excursion. For die-hard nature enthusiasts, a 30-minute drive to Freeport is a must in order to visit the exquisite E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center (eowilsoncenter.org). The center is in its second year, and up until now has only been available to school groups in the area. Beginning Saturday, June 4, the facility will be open to the general public on weekends, and you simply must go, because it is absolutely one of the best nature centers I have ever seen. The word “biophilia” was coined by E.O. Wilson and means “innate love for all life.” Each weekend, the center focuses on a different topic, and guided trail hikes are available on occasion. Inside the center, young and old can learn about a plethora of critters indigenous to the area, including bees (visit the live bee hive and watch them busy at work), snakes, birds and turtles. Through exhibits and interactive programs, kids can learn a great deal about wildlife, the ecosystem and the importance of conservation. While exploring, be sure to make a little music at the “Nature’s Symphony” exhibit. Enjoy a show in the theater and be sure to catch one of the live animal presentations where kids can get up close and personal with birds,

snakes and turtles. Turtle Bob, one of the educators, gives a wonderful snake presentation, and with a parent’s permission, kids can have the opportunity to hold one of these creatures. Finally, your visit to the Beaches of South Walton won’t be complete without a dinner trip at Fish Out of Water. This upscale restaurant located at the WaterColor Inn and Resort (watercolorresort. com) is the perfect place for experiencing the fresh catch of the day, and the atmosphere makes for a great romantic evening with your spouse. Hint, this is the time to take advantage of the Club KZ Children’s Evening Out offering at Sandestin, although Fish Out of Water does offer a children’s menu with standard kid-friendly favorites.

Getting There If you’re a road-trip loving family, the Beaches of South Walton is roughly an eight-hour drive from Nashville. The best way to do it is get up early and hit the road by 5 a.m. If your budget affords flying, Southwest now offers a direct flight from Nashville to Panama City. Beachside Express (850-685-3586) offers shuttle service to any of the beach communities you opt for. Sandestin is about 45 minutes from the airport. One thing’s for certain if you go — plan on having an absolute blast that your family will never forget! And I bet you’ll soon be planning your next visit. J Chad Young is managing editor for this publication.

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19. Get something cool for Papa!

Tennessee Titans Men’s Victory Watch $75; gametimeshop.com

For those Titans fans, Game Time has the perfect watch to let Dad show his support for our home-town team. This beautifully crafted men’s watch has an adjustable sport buckle, stainless steel caseback and is water resistant up to 99 feet.

Nashville Predators Luggage Carry-On $119.95; sportsluggage.com

Denco Sports Luggage has just the thing for Dad to travel in style while supporting our Nashville Predators. This sporty luggage is not only super durable, it also helps in spotting your luggage at baggage claim with the Predator’s emblem embroidered on the front. With the expandable handle, it can adjust to Dad’s height.

A Dad Ring $79; limogesjewelry.com

Dad rings are growing in popularity, and this tough ring made of scratch-resistant tungsten, a heavy metal that also resists tarnish, might be one he’ll actually wear! Engrave a special message inside (up to 25 letters) ... hmm, now to learn his ring size!

20V MAX Lithium Trimmer & Edger $145; blackanddecker.com

This easy-to-use, light-weight tool is sure to make Dad happy as he works on the yard. Quieter than the norm, the Black & Decker 20 Volt Max Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger comes with two batteries, a charger complete with Smart Charge Technology, one 30-foot spool and more. It easily adjusts to anyone by changing the angle of the handle and length of the bar — and one more little turn converts this trimmer into an awesome edger with a guard to keep your cuts straight and clean.

Classic Mini Amplifier $26; potterybarn.com

Dad can enjoy big sound with retro style. This mini amp connects to iPods, iPhones or any MP3 player with a 3.5 mm jack. Don’t let its small size fool you — the amp cranks out a heathy volume.

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By Deanne Haines

: miles of smiles

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s a runner, it’s exciting to cross the finish line of a race with my children cheering me on. It’s even more of a thrill, however, to stand at the tape and root for my 4and 6-year-old kids as they dash to the finish line of their version of “Mommy’s race” — a quarter-mile kids’ fun run. Fun runs provide a unique way to introduce children to the lifelong habit of keeping active. In recent years there’s been a boom in racing events for children, some starting as soon as a baby can crawl. Diaper dashes, toddler trots and children’s fun runs have popped up all over the country offering children of every age and running ability the chance to race. Studies show that one in four U.S. children spend four hours or more watching television each day. As more schools are eliminating P.E. classes, it’s up to parents to help children discover an eagerness for exercise. Why not sign them up for a fun run? Shari Moelenkamp’s 8-year-old daughter, Hailey, loves doing fun runs. “I can tell she feels excited to be a part of the events. She loves picking up her race packet and pinning on her number — it makes her feel important and part of a group.” The excitement and anticipation of running a race, the simple freedom that comes from running, along with a medal, ribbon or T-shirt at the finish line, make fun runs for children exactly what they say — fun! There are many ways your child can benefit from participating in a fun run.

Healthy Fun According to the American Heart Association, childhood obesity is the number one health concern among parents in the U.S. — topping drug abuse and smoking. With childhood obesity rates tripling in the past 30 years, fun runs can help keep your kids physically fit. Moelenkamp says participating in fun runs has improved Hailey’s selfconfidence. “I can tell by the proud smile on her face when she recalls the races to family and friends.” Carol Goodrow, author of the book Kids Running: Have Fun, Get Faster & Go Farther (Breakaway Books; $10.95) encourages parents to get their children excited about running. “Running is natural for children. It allows them to set and reach goals.” That’s a major reason Hailey enjoys running. “The best part of a fun run is that is makes me feel good to accomplish a mile — it makes me feel proud.”

Eye-opening Fun Many children are exposed to sports at a young age. They may start kicking the soccer ball around as a toddler. They may swing a bat and play T-ball as a preschooler. Fun runs open children’s eyes to the world of running as a sport. Whether or not they continue by joining a running team in school, the more active they are as a child, the more likely they’ll keep up with an active lifestyle as they grow up.

Simple Fun Running is an uncomplicated sport. For very young children who have not mastered basic skills such as kicking, throwing or batting, running allows them to keep active in a very simple way. Fun runs also provide an avenue for children who aren’t interested in organized sports. Running only requires a child to be able to put one foot in front of the other and as a result, it can make the child feel good about what he can accomplish.

Inexpensive Fun Without expensive equipment to buy or league fees to pay, a pair of tennis shoes is all your child needs to enjoy running. Organizers of fun runs sometimes charge a registration fee for a race, but the fee is usually nominal.

Family Fun Running is a way for families to build healthy habits together. Parents and children alike can adopt active lifestyles by lacing up their shoes and pounding the pavement. Jen and Tim Ziemer signed their son, Kyle, up for his first fun run when he was 7. “We signed Kyle up because Tim was doing the marathon, and we thought it would be fun for them to share that experience,” says Jen. “We wanted to give him the thrill of racing and hopefully instill a love for running.” It worked. Kyle, now 12, still loves to run. As for me and my family, race days are a great bonding experience and they are creating lasting memories. It’s especially exciting for me to witness my kids having a blast without giving a second thought to the fact that they’re exercising — they’re just having fun. Deanne Haines is a freelance writer and mother of three. She writes about the adventures of parenting in her weekly column, “Parenting in the Village.”

Tips for Your Child’s First Fun Run • Be on time. Fun runs generally don’t last long and you wouldn’t want your child to miss out on all the fun. • Make sure your child has experienced the distance. If running a longer distance, train with your child before the event. A one-mile fun run takes quite a bit of endurance. • Bib numbers are pinned on the front. • Shoes should be double-tied. • Set a meeting place for after the event. • Remind your child it doesn’t matter if he finishes in first, second or third place. Everyone who crosses the finish line gets a medal. • Have fun and praise your child’s efforts. • As soon as you can, put another event on your child’s calendar.

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You want your child to play ... now know what to expect. arents lugging coolers, collapsible chairs and shade are a familiar sight these days — there’s always a tournament going on somewhere it seems! The popularity of youth sports in the U.S. is undeniable — and word is, the earlier your child can get proper training, the better off he’ll be. But what should you expect as the years go by? We’ve compiled five of the most popular sports to help you navigate your way. (please turn the page)

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Football

Age kids can start: Community flag football programs usually begin at age 5 or 6 and Pee Wee football programs begin at the same age. In schools, players often start tackle football in middle school. Kids can play football from age 5 to 16, but must meet strict weight-forage standards. Most middle and high schools have football teams, and most football programs outside of schools offer football camps in spring and summer. Skills needed/used: Strength and/or speed, hand-eye coordination, teamwork. Best for kids who are: Team oriented, disciplined and who like contact. Season/when played: Tackle: fall. Touch/ flag: spring and/or fall. Equipment: Most is provided through leagues or schools. Tackle football requires a helmet, shoulder pads, shoes/cleats, girdle with hip and tailbone pads, thigh and knee pads, chin strap and mouthguard. Many leagues will ask for a refundable equipment deposit (approximately $200). Costs: Team fees for non-contact leagues tend to be lower ($100 - $200/season). Fees for tackle leagues are higher, since they cover equipment, referees and so on. Fees vary greatly, from $150/season to $300 or more. Time commitment required: In tackle leagues or on middle school teams, players practice for two-hour sessions, three to four times a week. In high school, teams practice year round. Games are usually once a week with a season of about eight games Potential injuries: The most common types of injuries in football are sprains and strains, followed by fractures, dislocations and soft tissue injuries. Research shows that football increases a child’s risk for concussion, and the prevention and treatment of concussions are the focus of many discussions at every level of play.

Ice Hockey

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Age kids can start: Toddlers of 2 and 3 can begin to learn to skate, sometimes with double-bladed skates for better balance. At about age 4, kids can begin to learn the fundamentals of hockey. Skills needed/used: Flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, balance and coordination; ability to ice skate; stick handling.

Best for kids who are: Energetic, team players, unafraid of contact. Season/when played: Winter; many (but not all) indoor ice rinks are open year round. Levels: USA Hockey youth hockey classifications for boys are: Termites: 7 years old and younger; Mite: 8 years old and younger; Squirt: 10 and younger; Pee Wee: 12 and younger; Bantam: 14 and younger; Midget Minor: 16 and younger; Midget Major: 18 and younger. For girls, the levels are 10 and younger, 12 and younger, 14 and younger, 16 and younger, and 19 and younger. Programs may be recreational, competitive or select (travel). Fitness factor: High. As in soccer, players are almost constantly in motion. Plus, they wear heavy safety gear. Equipment: Skates, sticks, helmets, uniforms, gloves, protective pads and mouthpiece, and a large bag to transport it all. The gear is costly, but parents often swap or sell used items. Skates should be sharpened after about four to six hours of ice time. Costs: Aside from the significant cost of equipment, team or league fees for kids 8 and older can range from $600 to more than $3,000 a year. Time commitment required: Games and practices two to three times a week or more. Families with kids on travel teams will spend additional money and time traveling to and from games and tournaments, paying for hotels and meals. Potential injuries: This is a fast-paced, contact sport, so it can be risky. Most common injuries include sprains (of the thigh, knee and ankle), concussions and facial lacerations. Safety equipment and rules help keep kids in youth leagues safer.

Soccer

Age kids can start: Recreational soccer (through the YMCA or through a community organization) begins at age 3, 4 or 5. Select soccer, also known as “travel” is for boys and girls ages 8 - 18. Skills needed/used: Teamwork, endurance, speed, agility/footwork (handling ball with feet). Best for kids who are: Team oriented, good at sprinting, disciplined.


Season/when played: Spring, summer, fall; year-round in many areas; indoor soccer leagues also available.

Season/when played: Spring and summer (elite teams or those in warmer climates may play year round).

Levels: Age-grouped and school-affiliated teams, up through high school and college. Starting as early as age 7, kids in many areas have the option to play in either a competitive (traveling) or noncompetitive league. Talented players may be selected for premiere leagues, training camps or development academies. The best players can work in Olympic Development.

Levels: Little League has a series of levels based on age and ability: Tee Ball (for 5- to 6-year-olds or older) Minor and Major Leagues (for 9- to 12-year-olds), Junior League (for ages 13 and 14), Senior League (for ages 14 to 16), and Big League (ages 16 to 18). Both boys and girls can play, and both boys and girls can also play softball. Scholastic teams are also common, with the familiar junior varsity and varsity set-up.

Equipment: Soccer cleats (both indoor and out) are needed yearly as the child grows, shin guards (as the child grows), a team uniform, the right size ball (smaller, lighter balls are available for younger children); Under Armour for fall play, water jug. Costs: League fees (up to $100 for non-competitive leagues; $500 - $1,000 or more for travel teams), equipment, tournament fees (varies significantly, but can reach $500 per tournament per family including fees, hotel and meals). Time commitment required: For the youngest children, an hour or more a week (30 minutes practice, 30 minutes game). As players move up the ranks, practice time and number of games increases significantly. Players on competitive (“traveling”) teams will practice twice weekly, travel long distances to games and may attend at least one out-of-town tournament per season. Potential injuries: Risks include collisions with other players, ground or goalposts; repetitive strain injuries, especially to the ankles and knee; heat-related illnesses; and concussions (from heading the ball, collisions or falls). Precautions taken by player, coach and league can help reduce risk.

Baseball

Age kids can start: 4 or 5 (tee ball); 7 or 8 (machine-pitch, followed by coach-pitch, followed by player-pitch teams). Skills needed/used: Teamwork, strength; eye-hand coordination; sport- and positionspecific skills such as pitching, hitting, fielding, catching, running and throwing. Best for kids who are: Patient and attentive enough to cope with baseball’s slower pace; have good hand/eye coordination.

Equipment: Glove for fielding balls, batting glove, batting helmet, cleats, uniform. Catchers use special protective gear such as face masks and shin guards. Costs: Minimal for beginning players, approximately $65 for a uniform and a spot on the team; rises much higher for older or elite players — especially those on travel teams (costs can soar as high as $6,000 per season, not counting lodging, gas, etc.) Time commitment required: As with most youth sports, time commitment grows exponentially as players rise up the ranks to elite or travel teams. Beginners may have just one practice and/or game per week, while more accomplished athletes will practice several days a week and devote nearly every summer weekend to games and tournaments. Travel baseball players play 60 - 80 games a season.

Levels: Levels are determined by age; for example, 7 and younger/first grade; 8 and younger/second grade; 9 and younger/third grade; 10 and younger/fourth grade; 11 and younger/fifth grade; and so on. Equipment: High-top athletic shoes, team shirt, uniform, mouthguard, basketball. All of these will need replacing as your child grows and new uniforms are given out yearly. Costs: Minimal for beginning players and at the school level; you may be asked to participate in fundraisers. In leagues outside of school, costs vary depending on number of tournaments entered and travel expenses. For a travel team, plan on spending at least $200 per season on team and uniform fees alone. Time commitment required: One to two hours a week for beginners; requirements escalate as kids grow. If your child plays with an elite team, expect to travel to tournaments several times a season. Potential injuries: Medium. Although most coaches, schools, and leagues have a strong commitment to safety, basketball is a fast-moving game with potential for contact (with other players, the ball or the floor). It also demands a lot of lateral movement, which can stress the ankles, knees and lower back — and is why good shoes are essential. Susan Day is editor for this publication.

Potential injuries: Players can suffer overuse injuries if they throw too many pitches. Coaches and parents need to make sure junior pitchers’ arms get plenty of rest. Risk for head injuries from collisions, getting hit by a ball; risk of ankle sprains and other injuries from sliding into bases.

Basketball

Age kids can start: Some teams will accept kids as young as 4. Skills needed/used: Ball handling, endurance, teamwork, hand-eye coordination, footwork Best for kids who are: Agile and coordinated. Gracefulness helps. Season/when played: Winter for schools; spring and summer for non-school leagues. Skills camps and tournaments are often held in the summer.

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baseball, softball & t-ball Season played: Spring and summer. Some travel teams play year-round. Babe Ruth Baseball League • baberuthbaseball.org Official website for the largest baseball league in the country. Information on the organization and more. Bellevue Sports Athletic Association bsaainc.org T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 5 and older. Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball dixie.org • 931-296-7203 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 Travel Teams (SANDLOTT) 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.

davidson county

Crieve Hall Baseball crievehallbaseball.com Baseball for ages 5 - 12 in farm, rookie, minor and major leagues. Donelson Civitan Girls Softball donelsoncivitan.com • 884-1998 T-ball and softball for ages 4 - 20. McCabe Park Little League mccabelittleleague.com • 297-6843 T-ball and baseball for ages 5 - 18 as well as a challenger league for ages 5 - 18 with special needs. West Nashville Sports League wnsl.org • 376-4700 Spring and fall baseball for ages 5 and older.

rutherford county

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 lavergnebsa.org • 310-1039 Baseball and softball for ages 3 - 18. Murfreesboro Baseball Association murfreesborobaseball.com • 785-2852 T-ball and baseball for ages 4 - 16. Murfreesboro Optimist Little League Baseball murfreesborooptimist.com The official “Little League” program for Rutherford and Cannon counties offers league play for boys and girls ages 6 - 15. New in 2011 is t-ball for ages 4 - 5. One Goal Sports 1009 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 T-ball for ages 4 - 5 and coach pitch baseball for ages 6 - 7. (please turn the page)

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Smyrna Baseball League smyrnabaseballleague.org League play for ages 4 - 18. Smyrna Fastpitch League smyrnafastpitch.org • 804-4754 Girls softball leagues for ages 3 and older.

Girls Softball Association of Franklin gsaof.org • 791-4363 League play for ages 5 - 17 includes coach pitch, slow and fast pitch.

wilson county

Smyrna Girls Softball Leagues smyrnagirlssoftball.org Girls softball for ages 4 and older.

Lebanon Rotary Youth Baseball hometeamsonline.com/ teams/?u=donnell&s=baseball&t=c Baseball for ages 9 - 12.

Tennessee Youth Baseball Association Murfreesboro • tybaball.com • 890-9382 Coach pitch for ages 3 - 4, kid pitch ages 5 - 6, fast-pitch softball ages 7 - 8.

Mt. Juliet League mjleague.org • 758-8991 T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 4 - 18.

sumner county

basketball

Gallatin Leisure Services eteamz/com/gallatinleisureservices • 268-2237 American Legion baseball for ages 7 - 12 and t-ball for ages 5 - 6. Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation goodlettsvilleparks.com • 851-2253 Spring and fall co-ed t-ball for ages 4 - 5. Hendersonville Parks and Recreation hendersonvilleparks.org • 822-3898 Spring and fall baseball for ages 5 - 15, summer baseball for ages 4 - 12. Portland Dixie Softball and Baseball portlanddixie.info • 642-0312 Open to girls ages 4 - 15 and boys ages 4 - 18. Portland Little League elvisbrownpark.com • 323-9228 Baseball and softball for ages 4 - 19. White House Dixie Youth leaguelineup.com/whdixie Baseball for ages 5 - 14 and softball for ages 6 - 16.

williamson county

Brentwood Babe Ruth Baseball http://brentwoodbaberuth.com • 370-0577 Spring and fall leagues for ages 13 - 19. Brentwood Civitan Club brentwoodcivitan.org T-ball for ages 5 - 6, baseball for boys ages 5 - 12 and softball for girls ages 5 - 18. Franklin Baseball Club fbcleagues.com • 573-6465 League play for ages 4 - 18.

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Season played: Winter for schools; spring and summer for leagues; skills camps in summer. Upward Basketball Church Leagues upward.org • 800-585-4721 Twenty-two leagues in multiple Middle Tennessee counties for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.

davidson county

Bellevue Basketball Association bellevuebasketball.net • 642-9633 League play for boys ages 5 - 14 and girls ages 6 - 11. Teams play according to the National Alliance for Youth Sports guidelines. Nashville Celtics nashvilleceltics.com • 724-2511 League play for ages 17 and younger. Youth Encouragement Services youthencouragement.org • 315-5333 League for inner-city school-age children runs November - February. Youth Inc. Junior Pro Basketball 1160 Gallatin Road South, Ste. 121, Madison youthincorporated.org • 865-0003 League play for ages 8 - 14. West Nashville Sports League wnsl.org • 376-4700 Summer basketball league play for children in grades 1 - 9.

rutherford county

Hooptown 1120 Old Lascassas Road, Murfreesboro hooptown.net • 459-7676 Summer basketball leagues for boys and girls in grades 4 - 6.

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department 907-2251 Offers youth basketball for ages 8 - 17. One Goal Sports 1009 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 League play for ages 6 - 12 from November to January. Registration begins in September. Smyrna Junior Basketball League smyrnajuniorbasketball.org Boys and girls ages 5 - 17 can join a basketball team. Sign-ups are every Saturday in September. Practices start in October and the season runs December - February.

sumner county

Goodlettsville Youth Basketball League goodlettsvillebasketball.com • 859-6855 League play for boys and girls ages 5 - 18. Hendersonville Parks Department 101 Maple Drive North, Hendersonville hendersonvilleparks.org • 822-3898 Youth league play for boys in grades 1 - 9 and girls in grades 1 - 12.

williamson county

Fairview Recreation Complex 2714 Fairview Blvd. wcparksandrec.com • 799-9331 League play for ages 5 - 15. Registration takes place in October with season running November - March. Franklin Youth Basketball Program 370-3471, ext. 17 Basketball for boys and girls ages 5 - 17 through Williamson County Parks and Recreation.

football Season played: Tackle: fall; touch and flag: spring and fall. Summer clinics and camps. Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org League football and cheerleading for kids ages 5 - 14 for several teams throughout Middle Tennessee. Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) 569-3817 • leaguelineup.com/msyfl League football and cheerleading ages 5 - 12 years for several teams throughout Middle Tennessee.

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Upward Sports upward.org • 800-585-4721 Offers flag football and cheerleading leagues through church organizations in several counties for kids in grades K - 6.

davidson county

Metro Parks and Recreation nashville.gov/parks/athletics • 862-8424 Flag football for ages 10 - 12 and 13 - 15. Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) leaguelineup.com/msyfl Football and cheerleading teams include: West Nashville Broncos • westnashvillebroncos.com Gra Mar Pirates • 299-9092 Inglewood Panthers • 569-3817 Una Bears • unarecreation.org • 399-1872 NCS Cobras • 569-3817 Shelby Park Jaguars • 569-3817 Neelys Bend Tigers • Athletic Director • 977-9308 Woodbine Colts • 730-3865 Flatrock Vols • Athletic Director • 585-2410

Murfreesboro Youth League Football allprosoftware.net/murfreesboroathletics • 907-2251 Football for ages 7 - 13.

Williamson County Parks and Recreation williamsoncounty-tn.gov • 370-3471 Flag football for boys and girls ages 7 - 13.

One Goal Sports onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 Flag football ages 7 - 15.

wilson county

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Murfreesboro Mustangs murfreesboromustangs.com • 962-8028 Cheerleading • 962-2203 Smyrna Bulldogs smyrnayouthfootball.org • smyrnafootball@gmail.com Cheerleading • 679-6426

sumner county

Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) leaguelineup.com/msyfl Football and cheerleading includes: Hendersonville Knights hendersonvilleknights.com • 293-5209

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include:

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include:

Antioch Falcons • antiochfalcons.com • 513-1903 Bellevue Steelers • teampages.com/clubs/794 Football • 482-4628 Cheerleading • 306-4123 Bordeaux Eagles • bordeauxeagles.com • 429-8050 Donelson-Hermitage Warriors 543-6349 • dhwarriors.com Athletic Director • 349-0495 Cheerleading • 300-5836 East Side Bobcats • eteamz.com/EASTSIDEBOBCATS Middle Tennessee Bulldogs • mtbulldogs.org • 573-9966 Old Hickory Bulldawgs ohbulldawgs.com • Athletic Director • 568-9064 Waverly-Belmont Bulldogs waverlybelmontbulldogs.co/Home_Page.php Athletic Director • 668-9015 Cheerleading • 578-4608

Gallatin Green Wave • gyfl.org • 451-3040 Goodlettsville Trojans • Athletic Director • 400-4670 Hendersonville Titans hendersonvillecivitans.com Football • 495-4433 Cheerleading • 715-1626

rutherford county

Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) leaguelineup.com/msyfl Football and cheerleading teams include: La Vergne Wolverines • lavergneyouthfootball.org Football • 506-5245 Cheerleading • 306-6308 Murfreesboro Blue Raiders murfreesboroblueraiders.com • 346-2822

Portland Youth Football League ptownfootball.com Football for ages 5 - 12 and cheerleading for ages 5 - 13.

williamson county

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Brentwood Blaze brentwoodblaze.org Football • 330-1010 Cheerleading • 479-3272 Franklin Cowboys franklincowboys.org Football • info@franklincowboys.org Cheerleading • cheer@franklincowboys.org Grassland Golden Eagles grasslandfootball.com Nolensville Panthers nolensvillefootballandcheer.com Director • football@nyasports.org Cheerleading • canota26@aol.com

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Lebanon Blue Devils lebanonyouthfootballandcheer.org • 547-4944 Mt. Juliet Bears • mjyfc.org • 754-7314

hockey (inline/street/ice)

Season played: Fall into spring, but clinics year-round.

davidson county

Centennial Sportsplex 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville centennialsportsplex.com • 862-8480 Ice skating classes for ages 3 and older, hockey leagues. Nashville Youth Hockey League nyhl.com • 862-8480 ext. 261 Fall and winter ice hockey for boys in levels U8, U10, U12 and U14 as well as for girls in levels U12, U14, U16 and U19. Games are played at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. Summer clinics also available. Youth Incorporated 1160 Gallatin Road S., Ste. 121, Madison youthincorporated.org • 865-0003 Inline hockey for ages 4 - 17.

sumner county

Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association hihausa.com • 364-5598 Inline hockey for ages 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U.

williamson county

A-Game Youth Ice Hockey goagame.com/hockey Year round ice hockey for boys and girls ages 4 - 18. The fall/winter season runs Sept. - March. House leagues, travel teams, adult hockey and more.

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lacrosse

Upward Sports upward.org • 800-585-4721 Find soccer leagues through church organizations in several Middle Tennessee counties for children in grades K - 6.

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Hendersonville Soccer Club hvillesoccer.org Recreational fall and spring soccer for children ages U4 - U18.

williamson county

Metro Parks and Recreation nashville.gov/parks/athletics • 862-8424 Soccer for ages 3 - 17.

Season played: Summer. Indoor leagues year-round. Murfreesboro Lacrosse murfreesborolacrosse.com Summer lacrosse league for youth (grades 1 - 6) and grade 7 and older.

Williamson County Lacrosse wclax.org • 373-2550 Indoor summer league for boys in grades 7 - 12. Indoor winter league for boys in grades 5 - 12. Summer camps for boys and girls in grades 2 - 6. Indoor lacrosse games are played at the Indoor Arena at Crockett Park.

soccer Season played: Spring, summer, fall. Indoor leagues in winter. Middle Tennessee Futbol Club mtfcsoccer.com Recreational soccer for ages 3 and older in division U4 U18. Tennessee State Soccer Association 100 Country Club Drive, Ste. 100, Hendersonville tnsoccer.org • 590-2200 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 U8 - U19. Competitive travel teams play fall and spring seasons.

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Harpeth Youth Soccer Association 7820 Coley Davis Rd., Nashville hysa-tn.org • 662-1466 Fall and spring soccer in levels U3 - U18.

Nashville Youth Soccer Association nysa-soccer.org • 268-6349 or 944-4271 Fall and spring recreational soccer for ages 3 - 18. St. Bartholomew’s Soccer Academy 4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville stbsoccer.com • 377-4750 Recreational soccer for ages 3 - 9.

rutherford county

Murfreesboro Soccer Club murfreesborosoccer.com • 714-0379 Spring and fall soccer for ages U5 and older. Murfreesboro Strikers are the traveling select team affiliate. North Rutherford Soccer Association nrssoccer.org • 223-1NRS (1677) Soccer for boys and girls ages U5 - U18. Complex is at the Rotary Soccer Park in Smyrna. One Goal Sports onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 Soccer for ages 4 - 15.

Gallatin Soccer Club gallatinsoccerclub.org • 451-3116 Soccer for ages 3 - 17.

Portland Soccer Club • portlandtn.com Soccer for youth ages U3 - U10. White House Youth Soccer • leaguelineup.com/whys Soccer for youth ages U4 - U14. White House Soccer Club is the select team affiliate.

williamson county

Brentwood Soccer Club brentwoodsoccerclub.com • 844-6290 Brentwood’s select soccer program for age groups U8 to U18. Three seasons (fall/winter/spring). Tennessee Futbol Club P.O. Box 682024, Franklin tnfc.org • 642-4164 Select soccer for boys and girls ages U8 - U18. Williamson County Soccer Association williamsoncountysoccer.com • 791-0590 Open to all U5 - U19 players. Offers indoor and outdoor play, camps and clinics.

wilson county Mt. Juliet Soccer Association PO Box 1685, Mt. Juliet mjsoccer.org • 754-2380 Recreational league with fall and spring seasons for ages 4 - 18.


tennis

sumner county

Season played: Spring and summer.

davidson county

Centennial Sportsplex Tennis Center 224 25th Ave. N., Nashville sportsplextennis.com • 862-8490 Private and small group lessons. Clinics also available for ages 5 and older.

rutherford county

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Tennis Lessons • 907-2251 Tennis lessons for ages 8 and older through the Murfreesboro Tennis Association.

Gallatin Leisure Services 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin eteamz.com/gallatinleisureservices • 451-5911 Tennis lessons and clinics for ages 5 and older. Hendersonville Parks and Recreation 101 Maple Drive N., Hendersonville hendersonvilleparks.org • 822-3898 Tennis lessons for ages 6 - 18.

williamson county

Williamson County Parks and Recreation wcparksandrec.com • Franklin Recreation Complex 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin wcprathletics.org • 790-5719 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 wcprathletics.org • 370-3471 Tennis for all ages.

The YMCA of Middle Tennessee offers numerous programs depending upon branch. To locate sports through the YMCA near you, go to YMCAMIDTN.ORG.

For our additional sports info on cycling, golf, lacrosse, rugby and swimming, please visit parentworld.com and click on “Sports Directory 2011.” There, you will also find our listing of “Sports for Children with Special Needs.”

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939 Rodney Drive, Nashville 356-9136 anewleafnashville.org Offering camps for children ages 3 - 12. Kick off the summer with a study of children’s literature and puppetry arts. See a show from professional puppeteers then create puppets and a set for a show. Campers also have a chance to become chef. Spend time in the garden to take a close look at soil sciences. New games to share and a treasure hunt with a musical twist. End the summer with a focus on visual arts.

Above The Rim Basketball Academy

in the Holloway High School Gym 619 S. Highland Ave., Murfreesboro 390-0982 abovetherimgym.com Offering year-round after-school basketball programs for individuals and groups ages 6 - 17. We take skills to a higher level, stressing fundamentals and shaping character. Developmental program for boys and girls ages 7 - 16. All skill levels welcome. Travel basketball program also available. AAU Member.

The Academy of Cool Springs

270 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 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 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 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, Thompson’s Station 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.

Act Too Players

230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 8, Franklin 294-0667 acttooplayers.com • acttooplayers@gmail.com We believe theater skills are worthwhile, valuable life skills. Our classes, camps and workshops open doors to imagination and self-confidence while holding fast to the discipline and work ethic that is crucial for any craft. We’ve produced over 50 productions in nine years and strive to provide students the opportunity to learn and grow not only as a performer but also as a individual. For ages 3 - 18.

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Ballet Princess Camps and More

1885 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 377-9606 franklinschoolofperformingarts.com • info@franklinschoolofperformingarts.com Our camps introduce children ages 4 - 6 and 7 - 9 to four ballet stories. Students learn ballet technique and explore hair, make-up and costuming of the lead characters. Also offering camps in drama, dance sampler, boys and girls hip-hop and weekly class in our six-week session for ages 3 and up. Visit our web site for more information.

Barfield School of Dance

2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro 896-3118 barfieldschoolofdance.com • mail@barfieldschoolofdance.com Enjoy a fun-filled week of activities including ballet, tap and jazz technique, lyrical, hip-hop, choreography, creative dance, dance history and appreciation, drama, nutrition, arts and crafts. Overnight camp adds 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!

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate

1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro 890-6755 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro 893-6003 bskonline.com • bushido96@aol.com Let martial arts take your kids to new heights. Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate offers programs in traditional karate from age 3 to adult. Call now to find out how to get two months free!

Bounce U of Nashville

2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville 255-1422 bounceu.com/cities/nashville.tn • nashville.tn@bounceu.com Bounce U’s Create and Bounce Camp gives kids a chance to enjoy physical activity and creative time in equal doses, promoting the growth of imagination. Complete with arts and crafts, snacks and games, it’s a one-of-a-kind camp experience they’ll never forget.

Camp Idyllwild

3139 Blue Buck Creek Road, Duck River 383-0589 campidyllwild.com • campidyllwild@gmail.com 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.

Cedar Crest Camp

7900 Cedar Crest Camp Road, Lyles 931-670-3420 tnumcamps.org • katie.taylor@tnumc.org Theme camps for grades 2 - 8. Week-long overnight camps, camper/parent weekends and a week of day camps. Swimming, kayaking, field games, Bible study, campfires, crafts, archery, hiking, creek stomping, s’mores, new friends and much more. All programs are run under the guidance of caring, well trained staff members. Owned and operated by the United Methodist Conference.

Cedar Tree Day Camp

645 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 353-0007 agapefellowshipchurch.com • cedartree@agapefellowshipchurch.com For children ages 3 - 12. We provide a fun, safe environment where children can come play and enjoy the summer. We offer outdoor and indoor games and activities, arts and crafts, water play, field trips, chapel and more. We would love to see you this summer!

230 Franklin Road, Ste. 8, Franklin 790-5001 advantagemodel.com • info@advantagemodel.com An award-winning agency and school. Be a Star Summer Camp: Learn what it takes to be model and an actor. Acting workshop with MGM Casting Director Jun. 11. Professional modeling classes to prepare you in runway, stage presence, photo posing, self-esteem, goal setting and nutrition. On-camera class develops on-camera skills, TV commercial, monologue, scene study and cold read. Ages 3 and up.

Cheekwood’s Summer Camp

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1411 Mark Allen Lane, Unit D, Murfreesboro 867-2290 bakerperformanceacademy.com • bakerperformanceacademy@gmail.com Sing, Dance, Act! BPA offers an exciting and educational way to experience the performing arts. Dance, musical theater, acting and voice classes are taught by professionally-trained instructors in a safe and fun environment. Ages 2 - adult. Enroll now for our summer musical theater camps, dance intensive workshop, Zumba and fall classes. Private lessons available. Call or visit our web site for more information.

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 353-9827 cheekwood.org • kmcginnis@cheekwood.org With classes focusing on everything from painting and clay to mosaics and mixed media, campers 2 16 will enjoy fun art and outdoor adventures at Cheekwood. Visit our web site for more information. Register now for camps Jun. 6 - Aug. 5. 2227-B Southpark Drive, Murfreesboro 893-4567 coxfamilyma.com Voted #1 day camp 8 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.” continued on page 53 ...

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33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville 467-2313 thecovenantschool.com • msullivan@thecovenantschool.com Make friends. Have fun. Learn cool stuff! Covenant Camps offers something for everyone, pre-K - rising grade 7. Camps in sports, chess, art, cheering, music, drama, cooking and even study skills. Call or visit our web site for more information. Space is limited.

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7982 Coley Davis Road, Bellevue 662-4819 danceinbloom.com We have great summer programs for all ages. Dance with Dora and Diego, have a hip-hop dance or Princess tea party, or take combo classes. See our website for more exciting details on our camps, workshops and six-week sessions.

The Dancers’ School

2159 N. Thompson Lane, Ste. C-5, Murfreesboro 907-1155 thedancersschool.com • thedancersschool@live.com Now enrolling for summer sessions. Email or call for a brochure and registration information.

David Deaton Karate Studios

Brentwood, 377-1100 • Hendersonville, 824-9111 • Mt. Juliet, 754-6878 daviddeaton.com Martial arts summer camp! Three four-week sessions will be held in June, July and August. Free tuition. Act now!

David Lipscomb Summer Day Camp

4517 Granny White Pike, Nashville 966-7624 dlcs.lipscomb.edu • susan.mccollum@lipscomb.edu Offering children from pre-K - grade 5 a chance to learn and play without the homework! Our middle school offers classes for the grades 6 - 8 and Lipscomb University offers classes for elementary to high school.

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3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 794-2918 camps.deerrunretreat.org • registration@deerrunretreat.org Affordable! Traditional. Non-denominational. Incredible camper experience. Well-trained camp staff model strong character plus have a love for pouring into camper’s lives. Registration includes t-shirt and DVD of camp week. Discounts available. Day Camp: Fastest growing day camp in Franklin area. Grades K - 8. Bus transportation and extended care. Interactive Bible story, songs, skits and crafts. Recreation: swimming, zip line, aqua park, canoes, kayaks, creek wading, wiffle ball, kickball, BB guns, archery, climbing tower and wild water games. Residential Camp: Five-night. Grades 3 - 12. Excellent accommodations. Healthy meals. Character building. Daily Bible study, worship, skits, paint ball, climbing tower, high/low ropes, lake (see above), archery, BB guns, wiffle ball, crazy games, night hikes and sand volleyball.

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Nashville Fencing Club Summer Academy Fencing is a unique sport that combines physical stamina with mental agility and looks great on college applications.

nashvillefencingclub.com • June 13 - 17, 1 - 4 p.m. at the Cool Springs YMCA • Beginner (ages 13 and up), Jr. Beginner (ages 8 - 12) • All equipment provided. • Class size is limited, visit our website to register. To ensure proper equipment size, registration fee must be received by May 30.

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Diamond Academy of Dance

diamondacademyofdance@gmail.com 587-7903 Coming soon to the Providence area! A new level of dance instruction to Wilson County. We are proud to be serving Mt. Juliet and surrounding areas. Dance instruction for ages 18 mos. to adult. Energetic, friendly, loving instructors certified in all areas of dance, specialized pre-school programs and Zumba. Ready and willing to treat your child like the precious gem they are.

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1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 867-6900 etcgymnastics.com • coachken@etcgymnastics.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.

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Hit Christian music singersongwriter and Franklin resident Matthew West’s true passion is his family, which includes his wife, Emily, and daughters, Lulu, 5, and Delaney, 2.

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I have grown a lot as a person, and I have changed so much. Before I had my family I lived for myself, pursuing my life and dreams. Now my greatest desire is to make sure my wife and daughters are taken care of. Looking into the eyes of my children, it’s not about me today, it’s about loving and caring for them. My faith is the foundation of how I approach the way I raise my kids ... in how I’m supposed to live.

How has fatherhood changed you as a person, and do you think your faith in God has made you a better dad?

So many of the stories I read started with a broken beginning ... “My parents divorced when I was 10, or my dad walked out when I was a little kid ...” The kind of wounds people carry into adulthood. As a parent, I would read stories and think of my own daughters and want to run home and hug them and make sure they know that they are beautiful and loved.

How did your songwriting process for your current album change your parenting view?

rammy Award nominee and Dove Award winner Matthew West is a big hit in the world of contemporary Christian music — and he’s also written songs recorded by the likes of Point of Grace, Rascal Flatts and Billy Ray Cyrus. West’s latest CD, The Story of Your Life, came about as a result of the artist receiving 10,000 stories from across the globe of other peoples’ lives and spending two months in a cabin poring over them. He says many of the stories and topics impacted the way he looks at parenting.

First and foremost that they matter to God and that they are precious. I hope to send them the message that they can dream big dreams and that there is nobody like them in the

If you could only instill one thing in each of your children, what is the most important to you?

I was right there in the thick of it with my wife the whole time. I got to be there for all of it, from birthing classes and reading books — Emily would bookmark the pages she really wanted me to read. I found myself writing a bunch of songs thanks to that experience.

How involved were you in the delivery room?

I’ve learned that my career or fame doesn’t define me. I’ve learned about what kind of legacy I want to leave. My family matters more to me. I’m a pretty protective dad.

What have you learned the most about yourself after becoming a dad?

Cell phones that allow you to see each other’s faces have changed the game. We have iPhones that allow me to see their faces and them mine. The biggest thing for us is that we set some immovable rules for myself and touring with a limited number of consecutive days ... no more than four days without being with my family. Either I come home or they come out to me. I need to see my kids, and they need to see their dad. I’ll bring them out on special trips.

How do you stay connected to your family when you’re on the road?

When you’re off the road, what is a typical day like in the West household?

I don’t think there’s a more perfect place to raise a family. I love the peaceful environment here. We love walking through downtown Franklin, driving Natchez Trace to see nature or going to football games. Lulu loves going to TPAC to see the Broadway touring shows.

Chad Young is managing editor for this publication.

Learn more about Matthew West and his music at matthewwest.com. Find out about Operation Christmas Child at samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/index.

I want my platform to be a cause bigger than myself. I am passionate about Samaritan’s Purse (the organization that operates Operation Christmas Child) and the work they do. Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes filled with toys to children all over the world who otherwise wouldn’t have anything for Christmas. It is an amazing way for parents in Middle Tennessee to teach their children about the importance of giving back. At Christmas time especially, it’s easy for kids to get caught up in a “me-first” mentality. It’s important for them to understand that there are children in other parts of the world who have nothing. Last year, 8 million people put together shoeboxes.

You are a spokesperson for Operation Christmas Child. What drew you to that organization, and how important is it to instill a sense of giving back in kids?

It starts quite early. My daughter seems to wake up at the crack of dawn and is always coming to wake me up. I make breakfast and let Emily enjoy a morning off. We’ll walk through downtown Franklin and get ice cream. The girls love going to the grocery store and pushing their little carts. We enjoy cooking out at home and we go to the pool all the time in the summer. We try not to skip nap time. I have learned the value of a good nap!

world. They are significant because they matter to God. So many kids don’t have anyone cheering them on.

What do you like most about raising a family in Middle Tennessee?


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103 Confederate Drive, Ste. 1, Franklin 599-7003 ebdtdanceandarts.ning.com • ebdtdance@ureach.com 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.

Elite Martial Arts Warrior Camp

6940 Moores Lane, Brentwood 661-5595 warriorcamp.org • emabrentwood@bellsouth.net Kids learn skills of the ninja and samurai warrior. Includes martial arts, tumbling, archery, throwing stars, blow guns, jousting, padded weapons, stealth games, obstacle courses and more. Ages 5 - 12. Jun. 6 - 10, Jun. 20 - 24 and Jul. 18 - 22, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Firstlight Art Academy

1710 Gen. George Patton Drive, Ste. 108, Brentwood 202-6426 firstlightaa.org Make art! Programs for ages 3 - adult, beginners and experienced artists. Drop in Summer Art Buffet. Camps. Ages 3 - 9 can drop in for fun and experience “Art Park” 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tue. - Sat. in the Cool Springs area.

Fleet Feet Sports

330 Franklin Road, Ste. 262B, Brentwood 373-1123 fleetfeetnashville.com At Fleet Feet Sports Nashville, we hope to become more than just a store where you shop. We want to become a place you visit often because you feel comfortable. We want to be a resource for all your running, walking and general fitness needs. We want to be a place that inspires. And we want to be your friend. Come shop for mom and the kids. Dads too!

For Kids Only

3421 Old Anderson Road, Antioch 366-1750 forkidsonlychildcare.com Come and explore during our Summer Quest 2011! 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 fun-filled program for ages 2 - 12 yrs.

Franklin School of Performing Arts

1885 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 377-9606 franklinschoolofperformingarts.com • info@franklinschoolofperformingarts.com Offering unrivaled quality dance and drama training, a conservative dress code, choreography content that will not embarrass the grandparents and artistic integrity that doesn’t give our pop culture more attention than it needs. We are especially proud of our teen-aged student body for projecting themselves with dignity and graciousness, serving as positive role models for our younger students.

Gymboree Play & Music

1731-A Mallory Lane, Brentwood 221-9004 brentwoodtn@gymboreeclasses.com In our new sports program, children build strength, confidence and social skills needed to help them succeed in all areas of life. By introducing children to a variety of sports and skills related to each sport, they have an opportunity to decide which ones they are most interested in. Enjoy helping your child learn sports basics in class or ask us about our one hour drop-off sports program.

Harpeth Youth Soccer Association

7820 Coley Davis Road, Nashville 662-1466 hysa-tn.org • hysa.tn@comcast.net Harpeth Youth Soccer Association offers both recreational and select soccer for players ages 3 - 18. Players work on fundamental soccer skills and build on those each season. Camps run during spring break and summer for a variety of ages and skill levels. Email us or visit our web site for more information.

Hendersonville Christian Academy Camp Crusader

355 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 824-1550 campcrusaders.com Camp Crusader is an exciting summer camp program available to all preschool and school-age children to age 10. Kids will enjoy days packed full of activities and thrilling field trip destinations. Jun. 1 - Jul. 27.

Hermitage Dance Academy

275 Jackson Meadows Drive, Hermitage 231-7100 hdadance.com • mrs.a@hdadance.com HDA offers the highest quality instructors along with a 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.

Holly Tree Christian Preschool

1384 Holly Tree Gap Road, Brentwood 377-6636 122 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 371-8091 hollytreechildcare.com Come and explore during our Summer Quest 2011: 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 Christian Camp

3711 Reed Harris Road, Lewisburg 931-364-7656 hortonhaven.org • info@hortonhaven.org Conveniently located one hour south of Nashville. Registration available on our web site. Day Camp: Come out and explore! Each day is filled with laughter and adventure. Activities range from inflatable water slides, bible lessons, crafts, guided horseback rides, swimming and much more. Choose from three weeks or come back for all three. Jun. 27 - Jul. 1, Jul. 4 - 8 and Jul. 18 - 22. Space is limited. Residential Camp: One-week sessions for ages 8 - 11, 12 - 14 and 15 - 18. Campers experience horseback riding, archery, air rifles, canoeing, crafts, swimming and other exciting activities. Teens can try our 45 ft. high, 600 ft. zip line. Bible lessons are taught daily.

I.D. Tech Camp

on the Vanderbilt campus 888-709-TECH (8324) internaldrive.com • info@internaldrive.com Ages 7 - 18 create video games, web sites, movies, C++/Java programs, iPhone apps, robots and more. Fun week-long, day and overnight programs located at 60 prestigious universities nationwide including Vanderbilt, UNC-Chapel Hill, Emory, Princeton, Stanford and others. Special teen programs in gaming, programming and visual arts. Free year-round learning! Save with code TN22L.

Kristin Butke School of Irish Dance

1710 General George Patton Drive, Ste. 107, Brentwood 499-5720 kristinbutkeschool.com • jenny@kristinbutkeschool.com Irish dance is great fun for family members of all ages! Spring beginner classes are offered Tue. - Sat. for preschoolers, ages 4 - 6, 7+, teens and adults. Contact Jenny to receive one free month of spring tuition with purchase of one month. Bring your beginner for a free introductory class. Now enrolling for summer camps. Register for a beginners’ camp by Apr. 30 and mention Nashville Parent for a $20 discount!

Langford Farms Club Summer Camp

5219 Rustic Way, Old Hickory 754-8650 langfordfarmsclub.com • langfordfarmsclub@tds.net We offer a great day camp experience for grades K - 8. Fun weekly themes engage and entertain with swimming, sports, tennis, rock climbing, arts, music and drama. A mature, energetic staff use six acres of sports fields, an indoor gym and air conditioned clubhouse. Teen Club features leadership building community service and fun field trips. Mon. - Fri., 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Early registration recommended.

Learning Lab - Play Smart

5500 Maryland Way, Ste. 110, Brentwood 377-2929 mylearnlab.com • info@mylearnlab.com Academic enrichment with art, music, technology, cultural exchange and fun. One-on-one and groups, K - 12, Mon. - Fri., mornings and/or afternoons.

Let it Shine Gymnastics

1892 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 377-9154 letitshinegym.com • gyminfo@letitshinegym.com Our FUNtastic Summer Camp is an action-packed day camp offering different activities each day including theme days. Campers play on equipment inside including trampolines, foam pits and bounce houses, as well as outside events including our pool.

Lipscomb University BisonBot Robotic Summer Camps

1 University Park Drive, Nashville 966-1340 sciencecamps.lipscomb.edu • robotics@lipscomb.edu Faculty use classroom learning, individual instruction, construction projects and competition events to teach mechanical, technical and electrical principles of robotics. Junior BisonBots, Jun. 20 - 24, ages 8 - 11. Fundamentals BisonBot Robotics, Jun. 6 - 10, ages 10 - 14. Advanced BisonBot Robotics, Jun. 13 - 17, age 12 and older. Robotics Academy, Jun. 20 - 24, age 13 and older

McCallie Sports Camp

500 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga 800-672-2267 msc.mcallie.org • mwood@mccallie.org An action-oriented sports camp for boys with an emphasis on fun. Open to boys ages 9 - 15 of all athletic abilities. Along with team and individual sports, boys enjoy off-campus activities that include Six Flags Over Georgia, an Atlanta Braves game, white water rafting and paint ball. continued on page 59 ...

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120 Trott Road, Bell Buckle 931-703-8611 midlandfarms.net • cr_mauney@yahoo.com Children ages 7 - 18 interested in learning about having horses is welcome. Campers learn the basic care of horses, how to safely handle and ride their mount and some general information about horses and their anatomy. Jun. 13 - 17, Jun. 27 - Jul. 1 and Jul 11 - 15. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily.

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com 301-8589 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.

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Monkeynastix Summer Camp

Cool Springs (A-Game) and Columbia Academy Spring Hill Campus 319-8854 monkeynastixusa.com • info@monkeynastixusa.com An international movement education and fitness program. Ages 3 - 6. Hands-on, structured fun with certified instructors and specialized Monkeynastix equipment. Games, music, adventurous obstacle courses, storytelling, arts and crafts. Non-competitive and not sport-specific. Customized activities for each age group. Healthy snacks provided.

Montgomery Bell Academy

4001 Harding Road, Nashville 298-5514 montgomerybell.edu • mike.martin@montgomerybell.edu 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. Sports, outdoor adventure, art, leadership, study skills, science, crafts, computer and more. MBA faculty, staff and students work with campers, providing a glimpse of the MBA community. Visit our web site for information and registration.

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Montessori Academy

6021 Cloverland Drive, Brentwood 833-3680 montessoriacad.org • kwalther@montessoriacad.org Our day camp, Summer Zone, offers 23 acres of fun and educational activities for rising grades 1 - 6. We offer a variety of programs including hiking, swimming gardening, drama, music, art, chess, ballroom dancing, sports, cooking, sewing and team building. Weekly field trips. Register on our web site.

Mpact Sports - Camp Mpact 2011

1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102, Brentwood 377-3444 mpactgymnastics.com A fun-filled day camp focused on fitness! Children will have a blast learning gymnastics and taekwondo, playing games, doing arts and crafts and enjoying open play in our state-of-the-art facility. Each week offers new activities and adventures that correspond with that week’s theme. Ages 4 - 12.

Murfreesboro Rock Camp

123 E Main Street, Murfreesboro 601-2676 murfreesbororockschool.com/rock-camp • murfreesbororockcamp@gmail.com Week-long camp where music enthusiasts ages 8 - 18 learn all things ROCK: creating, performing, marketing, recording and more. Join a band, perform a showcase and rock the summer away. No experience needed. Beginners to advanced. Jul. 18 - 22.

Music Star Studios

various locations 509-1753 musicstarstudios.com Camps held weekdays from Jun. 19 - Jul. 1. Tunes for Tots, one-hour session each day, ages 3 - 5. Musical Minds, three-hour session each day, ages 6 - 9. Musical Star, five-and-a-half-hour sessions each day, ages 10 - 18. Call Emily for more information and to register.

My Gym

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 371-5437 204 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville 824-8002 my-gym.com/brentwood • my-gym.com/hendersonville We build strong, healthy bodies through tumbling, relays, music and gymnastics. High-energy, structured classes improve balance, agility and build self-confidence. Our immaculate facilities and low studentteacher ratios help children 3 mos. - 13 yrs. develop excellent fitness habits in a non-competitive way.

Nashville Children’s Theatre

25 Middleton St., Nashville 252-4658 nashvillechildrenstheatre.org • sbianchi@nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Summer Drama camps offer week-long camps for students age 4 - grade 12. Most camps are taught by professional NCT actors. New this summer is NCT’s Emerging Actors Production, where rising grades 6 12 will audition, rehearse and perform a full musical production. Other camps for older students include Musical Dance Theater, Advanced Scene Study and On Camera.

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nashvillestriders.com 870-3330 Our mission is to promote running, walking and general fitness as lifelong endeavors for families and children of all ages. To help you achieve your fitness goals, whether they are primarily social or competitive, the Nashville Striders sponsor a broad range of events including weekly fun runs and fitness walks, road races, trail races and track events.

Our Savior Lutheran Academy

5110 Franklin Road, Nashville 833-1500 oslanashville.org • emily.stanley@oslanashville.org Rising preschoolers - rising grade 8. Weekly camps in academics, arts, sports, science and technology. Weekly camps run Jun. 6 - Jul. 29, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Before-care option starting at 7:30 a.m. Aftercare options until 4:00 or 6:00 p.m. available. Camps grouped as: rising preschoolers - K; rising grade 1 - grade 4; and rising grade 5 - grade 8.

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood 370-4672 owlshill.org • owlshill@bellsouth.net Owl’s Hill camps offer “summer as it used to be!” Camps include Screech Owl for ages 5 - 7, Nature Ranger for ages 8 - 11 and Nature Explorer for teens 12 - 15. All feature nature-related activities, catching tad poles, building forts and wildlife programs. Sessions are small so campers get personal attention. 4819 Hwy 96 E, Arrington 419-1089 peachtreefarms.com • polly@peachtreefarms.com 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.

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Pope John Paul II High School

117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville 822-2375 jp2hs.org/summercamp • sharon.hager@jp2hs.org Summer Camp on the Hill. Camps offered Jun. 6 - Jul. 15. Sports, academics, fine arts and more. Register online and view camp brochure.

Pump it Up

7104 Crossroad Blvd., Brentwood 373-8340 1279 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 758-5126 pumpitupparty.com 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.

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in Franklin 351-5198 digitalkidcamp.com Jun. 20 - 24 or Jun. 27 - Jul. 1 for ages 8 - 14. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Children will have a blast learning camera basics, composition, simple indoor/outdoor lighting techniques, candid vs. posed style, photo manipulation and more. Plus a show at the end of each week. Also offering an advanced camp Jul. 11 15 for children ages 11 - 14. Please call or visit our website for more information.

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Ready for Spanish

1506 22nd Ave. N, Nashville 484-0855 readyforspanish.com • info@readyforspanish.com Weekly enrichment camps explore the Spanish language, customs and cultures. Students will develop vocabulary and apply their knowledge through games, songs, dances, crafts, sports, stories and dialogs. Students develop the vocabulary necessary to carry out activities based on the weekly theme. Students also participate in academic sessions that challenge your child to think critically and enhance skills.

Riverview Camp for Girls

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WEEKLY DURING JUNE & JULY • SAFE HORSE HANDLING • RIDING LESSONS • TRAIL RIDES • GROOMING & GAMES Beginner Lessons & Horsemanship

757 County Road 614, Mentone, AL 800-882-0722 riverviewcamp.com • info@riverviewcamp.com Voted #1 sleep-away camp seven years in a row. Only two hours from Nashville. One- and two-week sessions. Ages 6 - 16. Members of Christian Camping International and accredited by AEE and ACA. Traditional camp activities. Facilities include a pool, tennis courts, climbing tower, bathrooms/showers in all cabins and more. Campers select six daily activities. 5:1 camper-to-counselor ratio.

Robinson Taekwondo

230 Franklin Road, Ste. 809, Franklin 791-6655 ita280.itaonline.com • wrobin@comcast.net 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.

CREEKSIDE RIDING ACADEMY & STABLES Hwy 431 at Duplex Rd., 2359 Lewisburg Pk., Franklin, TN 37064 615-595-7547 | 615-210-8794 (c) | creeksideridingstables.com

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RockSTAR Music Education

held at B.B. King’s Blues Club, 152 2nd Ave. N, Nashville 934-0941 rockstarmusiceducation.org • jordan@starinc.org RockSTAR Music Education is the most popular camp and after-school rock‘n roll education program. Pro rockers will teach you how to compose songs and perform classic rock‘n roll hits. RockSTAR harnesses the cognitive, social and creative benefits of music education in a program that’s for anyone. Classes held Tue. - Thu. afternoons for 7 weeks (Jun. 21 - Aug. 4). Grand finale show on stage at B.B.King’s.

St. Bernard Academy Summer Camp

2020 24th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212 298-1298 stbernard.org • ssouthworth@stbernard.org SBA Summer Camp is located near Vanderbilt and Hillsboro Village. We offer camps based on weekly themes. Campers must be 6 years old, but not older than 15. Our weekly registration is limited to 100 students per week. We are open Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

School of Dance, Nashville and Mt. Juliet

2001 Blair Blvd., Nashville 298-5271 2228 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 754-9186 danceandmusicnashville.com Over 40 years of dance history. Now offering top-quality music instruction. With a focus on quality instruction and customer service you are sure to find something special for your child. Classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, gymnastics and more. Ages 18 mos. - adult, boys and girls. Private and group music instruction on all popular instruments. Voted #1 dance studio by Nashville Parent for ten consecutive years.

Smartt Steps

123 Stadium Drive, Hendersonville 824-7400 smarttstepsdance.com Best of Parenting award winner. Tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, modern ballroom and music theater classes for ages 3 and up. All boys hip-hop and adult classes as well. Summer camps run Jun. 27 - 30. Call for more information.

Space Camp and Aviation Challenge

One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 800-637-7223 spacecamp.com • kamid@spacecamp.com Space Camp and Aviation Challenge are camp programs of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center located in Huntsville, AL. By focusing on space, aviation and teamwork, you will learn how to become the next generation of astronauts, fighter pilots and leaders. Get ready for a week of non-stop fun and adventure!

Super Science and Soccer Camps

at your location 589-1968 supersciencetn.com • mrrich@supersiencetn.com Our camps are a blast! Enjoy science and fun all day long with activities that are kid safe. Campers work with bubbling potions, launch rockets, make cotton candy, erupt baking soda volcanos, create gooey silly putty and more. Ages 4 - 12. One-week camps in various locations including Bellevue and Murfreesboro. So if you have a science explorer in the house this is the camp for you.

Task Whiz Tutoring

at your location 656-3532 taskwhiztutoring.com Serving Davidson, Rutherford and Sumner counties. Affordable and convenient in-home tutoring for all subjects, grades K - 12. Catch up or get ahead in math, reading, chemistry, Spanish and more. Prepare for the SAT or ACT. Get homework help or improve study skills and test taking techniques. One-on-one personalized instruction. Sun. - Thu., 9 a.m. - 9 p.m..

Taylor Gymnastics Academy

250 Hancock Street Gallatin 451-2055 Offering gymnastics for ages 4 and up, Tiny Tots for 18 mos. - 4 yrs., boys athletic classes ages 4 and up, cheerleading competition squad, dance (Center Stage Dance: tap, ballet, jazz and more) and kid’s camps (summer camp and school holidays) and birthday parties.

TriStar Gymnastics

2008 Johnson Industrial Blvd., Nolensville 776-8333 tri-stargym.org Tri-Star Gymnastics boasts a 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art gymnastics facility including a foam pit, two trampolines, Tumbletrac and two spring floors as well as all events for boys and girls gymnastics. Classes offered for recreational and competitive gymnastics, pre-school, tumbling and adult classes. Tri-Star is a great place to have your next birthday party. We also offer Parent’s Night Out and Open Gym.

Universal Gymnastics, Dance & Cheer

5003 Market Place, Mt. Juliet 758-4791 universalgymdancecheer.com We offer co-ed recreational gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, and dance as well as women’s competitive gymnastics and co-ed dance teams. We accept gymnastics and tumbling students on a month-to-

month basis, year round. The dance season runs from Aug. - May with an end-of-year recital. Summer sessions also available for dance. Programs accommodate all levels, beginner to advanced.

Upper 90 Soccer Academy

various locations 415-3087 upper90mgmt.academy@gmail.com Upper 90 teaches youths of all ages, whether in a competitive full-field game or in pelada (street soccer). Upper 90 provides training, guidance and direction to youths seeking to maximize their soccer potential. Our goal is to help athletes achieve their goals, both on and off the pitch.

USN Summer Camps

2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville 321-8000 usn.org • jkleiner@usn.org USN Summer Camps offer a wide range of experiences for students from kindergarten to high school. Many of the camps are led by members of our talented faculty who bring their expertise and passions to programs that cover sports, the arts and technology.

Wado Karate Centers

2444 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch 399-3992 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville 859-9473 667 Presidents Place, Smyrna 399-3992 wadokaratecenters.com • taylorhayden@msn.com Two-week “Quick Start Program” for $19.95. For ages 3 - adult. Designed to instill self-control, selfconfidence 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.

Watkins College of Art and Design

2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville 383-4848 watkins.edu/community 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. Adult courses are also offered.

The Wave Daycamp

106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville (First Baptist Church) 447-1397 firstbaptisthendersonville.com • enunnally@fbchtn.org At The Wave, we desire to make disciples out of children (campers), as well as young adults (staff members), by sharing our lives and glorifying God together each summer. We pride ourselves on being Christ-centered, high-energy and unquestionably safe. Campers are constantly moving from one exciting activity to the next.

YEAH Rock & Roll Camps

Murfreesboro locations 849-8140 yeahintheboro.org • artsempoweryouth@gmail.com Tennessee Teens Rock Camp, Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp and Rock Block. YEAH (Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities) is the parent organization of Tennessee Teens Rock Camp and the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp. Both are non-profit music education day camps for children ages 10 - 17 (SGRRC is girls only). Instrument instruction, song writing and recording workshops, form their own bands and perform at the culminating Saturday Night Showcase.

YMCA Camp Ocoee

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301 W. Sixth St., Chattanooga 423-265-0455 campocoee.com • info@campocoee.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 white water rafting, kayaking, climbing, backpacking, mountain biking and caving. June - August. Co-ed ages 7 - 17.

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

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YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

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3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch 360-2297 campwidji.org • dlogsdon@ymcamidtn.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. 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch 360-2297 campwidji.org • dlogsdon@ymcamidtn.org Voted #1 Day Camp by Nashville Parent readers 13 years in a row! Serving boys and girls rising grade 1 - grade 8. 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.

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First Evangelical Lutheran Church

113 8th Ave. S, Nashville 256-7580 first-lutheran-nashville.org • triciagordon@comcast.net DATES/TIMES: Jul. 11 - 15, 9 a.m. - 12 noon AGES: 3 - 10 yrs. First Lutheran invites all children to get cookin’ at Shake It Up Café: Where Kids Carry Out God’s Recipe Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience recipes for living out God’s word. Snack and lunch are provided. The recipe at our café includes heaping helpings of Bible fun and special servings of creative crafts, hands-on mission work, food science and great music.

St. Paul Community Church Brenthaven Church

515 Franklin Road, Brentwood 373-4826 brenthaven.org • cheryl.morris@comcast.net DATES/TIMES: Jun. 26 - 30, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. AGES: 3 yrs. - grade 6 Brenthaven Church presents “Shake It Up,” a free five-night Vacation Bible School with meal provided. Classes will include a Bible story, recreation, music, science and art. We will be studying important meals and festivals from the Bible. Please contact Cheryl Morris for more information.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church

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First Baptist Church

200 E. Main St., Murfreesboro fbcmboro.org • shay@fbcmboro.org DATES/TIMES: Jun. 6 - 10, 9 a.m. - 12 noon AGES: 4 yrs. (as of 10-1-10) - grade 8 Son Surf Beach Bash – for the younger children, ages 4 - grade 5. Unleashed – for grades 6 - 8: children participate in outside mission projects.

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5035 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville 269-4521 stpaulcommunitychurch.org • ann@stpaulcommunitychurch.org DATES/TIMES: Jun. 27 - 30 AGES: 3 yrs. - grade 3 Come join us on Main Street as we get turned upside down and inside out! In four action-packed days we’ll learn what is behind the changes on Main Street. We’ll learn that God gives us gratitude, compassion, forgiveness and faithfulness ... and can make a huge difference in the lives of everyone around us. Come and be part of the fun and you will learn why Jesus makes a difference every day.

Third Baptist Church

410 W. McKnight Drive, Murfreesboro 893-8192 3bconline.com • karne@3bconline.com DATES/TIMES: Jun. 6 - 10, 9 a.m. - 12 noon AGES: entering Kindergarten - completed grade 5 VBS @ 3BC! Grad a cab and get ready for fun around every corner! We are heading to New York City, the Big Apple, where we will discover how faith and life connect. Our VBS includes our Wednesday night Open House on Jun. 8 at 6 p.m. and our Family Night Pool party at Sports*Com’s outdoor pool on Sun., Jun. 12 at 5 p.m. Register for VBS online!

Tusculum Hills Baptist Church

4930 Nolesnville Road, Nashville 833-6519 thbc.com • lynne@thbc.com DATES/TIMES: Jun. 20 - 24, 9 a.m. - 12 noon AGES: 3 yrs. - grade 6 Grab a cab and join us on the Big Apple Adventure! We will have fun with crafts, music, games and learning how our faith and life connect. Our family night will be Wed., Jun. 22. This will be a week that you won’t want to miss!

Woodmont Baptist

2100 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville 297-5303 woodmontbaptist.com • barbarav@woodmontbaptist.com DATES: Jun. 13 - 17 AGES: 3 yrs. - completed grade 5 Big city, bigger fun! Grab a cab and get ready for fun around every corner. As kids explore the big city, they’ll learn how to step out in faith and connect with Jesus ... sharing the message of Christ with their world.

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cirque du soleil june 15 - 19

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ake in an evening of sensory delight when critically acclaimed Cirque du Soleil brings Alegria to Nashville. Alegria — meaning “jubilation” in Spanish — contains themes of power through the ages — from ancient monarchies to contemporary democracies. Kings’ fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up this universe. During the journey, enjoy an array of performers flying through the air, dancing with fire and manipulating their bodies in outstanding ways. Alegria takes place at Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. Show times are Wed - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri - Sat 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets range from $35 - $94 adults, $28 - $76 ages 12 and younger. Call 782-4040 or visit cirquedusoleil.com/alegria.

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the dailies wed 1 FREE Movies in the Park Watch a screening of 500 Days of Summer. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene.com. FREE Open House Day All ages can tour the observatory and learn about available programs. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 373-4897 or dyer. vanderbilt.edu.

Snack Attack! Kids can make a cool cubes fruit drink. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Iowa Cubs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

explore the world with summer reading School’s out, but the local library encourages kids of all ages to keep their minds sharp during the 2011 Summer Reading Program in June and July. Readers can set goals and earn prizes for reaching them. This year’s theme is “World Culture/ Travel.” Area library branches host hundreds of events ranging from storytimes and craft workshops to guest appearances by local children’s entertainers, including Rachel Sumner and Mr. Bond, The Science Guy. Participation in the program is free. For a complete list of events at your local branch, visit one of the websites below:

Davidson County library.nashville.org

Rutherford County La Vergne • lavergne.org Linebaugh, MGL, Smyrna, Eagleville linebaugh.org

Sumner County Gallatin • gallatinlibrary.org Hendersonville hendersonvillepubliclibrary.org

Williamson County Bethesda, College Grove, Fairview, Franklin, Leiper’s Fork, Nolensville lib.williamsontn.org/library Brentwood • brentwood-tn.org/ library Spring Hill • springhilllibrary.org

Wilson County Lebanon lebanonlibrary.net Mt. Juliet mtjulietlibrary.net Children’s artist Rachel Sumner performs at several locations this month during the Summer Reading Program. Find her complete schedule at rachelsumner.com.

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For June events requiring advance registration, turn to page 96. FREE Tricycle Take Over Ages 3 - 5 can bring a riding toy

and pedal in a safe area and then have fun with sidewalk chalk. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2255 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

thu 2 Creation Station Kids of all ages can make beaded spider

webs. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Family Night Out Conductor Jack performs music for families with kids of all ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Nature Nuts All ages can learn about animals with scales and

skin. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Iowa Cubs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Iowa Cubs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

of books they read during the summer and learn how to receive a free book. Barnes & Noble, 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood (3779979) and 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro (895-8580); 11 a.m.; bn.com.

SunTrust Classical Series: Giancarlo Conducts Mahler’s Second Please see Thursday, June 2 listing.

FREE Big Band Dance All ages can receive dance instruction with the music of The Moonlighters. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 - 10 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

Wetland Walk All ages can join a naturalist for a guided tour of

the wetland. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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FREE Centerstage Concert Series Billy Block hosts an

evening of live music featuring Nashville’s hottest up-and-coming artists. Providence Marketplace, 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; http://shopprovidencemarketplace.com.

35th Annual Tour of Homes Tour historic homes in Wil-

FREE Children’s Picnic All ages can have fun outdoors with several family activities like puppet shows, nature-related games, crafts, face painting and more. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; while admission is free, guests are asked to make a donation of $5 per person/$20 per family to benefit Friends of Warner Parks; 370-8053 or friendsofwarnerparks.com.

FREE Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Kids in grades K - 5 can participate in a special

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. - 5 p.m.; eaglevilletimes.com.

liamson County with proceeds benefiting the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County. Tours run Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $25 in advance, $30 day of tour; 591-8500 or historicfranklin.com.

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SunTrust Classical Series: Giancarlo Conducts Mahler’s Second Enjoy an evening of music when the Nashville Symphony performs Mahler’s “Symphony N. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection).” Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $39 - $109; 6876400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Telling Tales: A SHELebration Where the Sidewalk Ends This fundraiser for Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT)

is geared toward adults with a silent auction, cocktail party, live performances and appearances by Mayor Karl Dean, John Seigenthaler, Bobby Bare, Marshall Chapman, Marcus Hummon, Shooter Jennings and favorite actors who regularly grace the NCT stage. NCT, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $100; 2524675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

fri 3 Cheekwood Nights Spend the evening on the grounds of

Cheekwood and enjoy the Trains! exhibit, live music and cash bars throughout the gardens, the museum of art and more. Dinner in the Pineapple Room and Parents’ Night Out activities for ages 5 and older require reservations and additional fees. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6 - 10 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE GLOBE: Water Monitoring Ages 6 and older can participate in a water monitoring project in Stones River. Meet at the Overall Street Trailhead in Old Fort Park, Murfreesboro; 1 - 3 p.m.; 217-3017. FREE Nashville International Book Festival Local, national and international authors will sign and sell their books during this event aimed at educating and encouraging youth to read and author books. RiverGate Mall, 1000 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m.; 313446-2262 or nashvilleinternationalbookfestival.info. FREE Tales at Twilight Families can enjoy a juggling

performance by Playing By Air. Red Caboose Park, Highway 70 South and Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 - 8 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

franklin theatre’s grand re-opening friday, june 3

The historic Franklin Theatre re-opens on Friday, June 3 with a free street party starting at 6 p.m. featuring outdoor screenings of The Wizard of Oz, King Kong and Swing Time. In addition, the Downtown Franklin stores will adopt movie themes and have extended hours. All indoor screenings during opening weekend — including Gone with the Wind, Charlotte’s Web and Casablanca — are sold out. All movie tickets during the first 90 days are $5. In addition to movies, the theater will also host concerts. This month, catch Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’ and The Memphis Boys. The facility will also be the resident space for Studio Tenn Theatre Company’s 2011/2012 season. The Franklin Theatre is located at 419 Main St., Franklin. Learn more at 538-2075 or franklintheatre.com.

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FREE GLOBE: Water Monitoring Ages 6 and older can participate in a water monitoring project in Stones River. Meet at the Wilderness Station, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 9 - 11 a.m.; 217-3017. FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Ages 5 - 12 can make a wooden valet organizer for Father’s Day from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Find a store near you at homedepot.com. Opera on the Mountain Enjoy a Nashville Opera perfor-

mance under the stars. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; $25 table seats, $20 concert seats; 832-5242 or nashvilleopera.org.

Saturday AM: Trains & Tennessee Landmarks Families

can explore the Trains! exhibit then hit the studio to recreate a memorable state landmark. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Secret Garden Tour All ages can have fun visiting different

private gardens in the Murfreesboro area. Proceeds benefit the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring. Garden tours take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children 2 and older; secretgardenparty.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; $20 tour only, $25 tour plus lunch (children are free); 298-5573, ext. 115, or monroeharding.org.

FREE Shakespeare Allowed All ages can participate in

(or just listen to) a live reading of Antony & Cleopatra. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 1 - 4 p.m.; nashvilleshakes.org.

SunTrust Classical Series: Giancarlo Conducts Mahler’s Second Please see Thursday, June 2 listing. FREE Super Saturday All ages can play on the kids’ activity table, participate in craft projects and enjoy cookies and lemonade. Parent-Teacher Stores: 2214 Bandywood Drive, Nashville (292-3533); 203 Williamson Square, Franklin (599-3477); 131 John Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro (895-6131); and 780 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville (859-3007); parent-teacherstoreusa.com.

regal summer movie express june 7 - aug. 3 Chill out during the summer months with Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express. Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. (at participating theaters), you and your kids can enjoy G- and PG-rated movies for only $1. Among the offerings are Despicable Me, Marmaduke, Chronicles of Narnia, Yogi Bear, Shrek Forever After, Charlotte’s Web, Tale of Despereaux, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, How to Train Your Dragon and more. Participating theaters are Green Hills Stadium 16 (3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville), Providence Stadium 14 (401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet) and Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 (300 Indian Lake Blvd., Building T, Hendersonville). For a detailed list of movies at each location, visit regmovies.com.

FREE Taste of Music City This benefit for the Martha O’Bryan Center allows visitors to sample food from 50 of the area’s best eateries along with samplings from local breweries. Live music takes place all day along with street performers and a family-friendly Kids Zone. Public Square and Deaderick Street, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; admission is free, but food/beer tastings require tickets sold in strips of 12 for $15; tasteofmusiccity.com. Walk Like MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosts this

fundraising walk. Bicentennial Mall, 600 James Roberston Pkwy., Nashville; 9:30 a.m.; $20 adults, $15 ages 5 - 21 (plus pledges raised); walklikemadd.org.

sun 5 35th Annual Tour of Homes Please see Saturday, June 4 listing.

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the dailies mon 6 FREE Green Hills MOMS Picnic Enjoy a picnic in the park getting to know other stay-at-home moms in the Green Hills, 12th South, Hillsboro Village, Sylvan Park and West Meade areas. Green Hills Park, 4498 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; greenhillsmomsclub.com. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and their parents can embark on a hike through the wetland. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Snack Attack! Kids can make vegetable flowers. Discovery

Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

tue 7 Amy Grant & Vince Gill All ages can enjoy an evening of

pop, Christian and country music with Amy Grant, Vince Gill and special guests. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $100 - $150; 538-2075 or franklintheatre.com.

Animal Antics All ages can meet the screech owl. Discovery

Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Idina Menzel Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Idina Menzel joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of musical theater favorites. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $32 - $96; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. FREE La Leche League of Williamson County Expect-

ant mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and the services provided by La Leche League. Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 a.m.; 834-3287.

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Nature Nuts All ages can learn about fish. Discovery Center at

Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Chinese Dance Academy. Red Caboose Park, Highway 70 South and Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 - 8 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Preschool Storytime Ages 3 - 5

Wetland Walk All ages can join a naturalist for a guided tour of

can listen to a reading of Growing Vegetable Soup, followed by craft activities. Brenthaven Church, 516 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m.; 373-4826.

fri 10 FREE Fun Friday: Touch a Truck All ages can climb on and

explore a variety of vehicles including fire trucks, cop cars, ambulances and more. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 851-2253 or goodlettsvilleparks. com.

FREE Movie in the Park Bring lawn

chairs or blankets and a picnic and enjoy a family-friendly movie outdoors. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 550-6947 or franklintn. gov.

FREE Nashville Symphony Families

can enjoy an evening of live classical music. Bicentennial Mall, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 8 p.m.; 684-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Tales at Twilight Enjoy a

performance by Van Divas with Little Eagle

the wetland. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300.

sat 11 FREE Big Band Dance Dance instruction with the music of The J. Bradley Big Band for all ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 - 10 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks. FREE Bledsoe Creek State Park 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 or http:// friendsofbledsoe.com/?p=249.

FREE Centerstage Concert Series

Billy Block hosts an evening of live music featuring Nashville’s hottest up-and-coming artists. Providence Marketplace, 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; http:// shopprovidencemarketplace.com.

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge Music and sports stars take to the

field to raise money for research, treatment and education for cancer and other diseases at City of Hope. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 9 a.m.; $15 - $50; ticketmaster.com.

Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 6 listing.

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murfreesboro’s movies under the stars june 6 - july 30

FREE Movies in the Park Watch a screening of Harry Potter. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene.com.

Your family can enjoy five nights of free family films for the next two

Snack Attack! Please see Monday, June 6 listing.

kets and lawn chairs and obtain the list of movies by calling the

months courtesy of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. Bring blanparks’ office or by visiting any of their facilities. Movie locations are:

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• Mondays: Cason Lane Trailhead, 1100 Cason Trail

• Tuesdays: Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St.

• Thursdays: Siegel Neighborhood Park, 515 Cherry Lane

Family Night Out Families can enjoy an evening of music

• Fridays: Mitchell Neilson Primary, 1303 Jones Blvd.

with Coal Train Railroad. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

• Saturdays: Hobgood Elementary, 307 S. Baird Lane

FREE Nashville Symphony Enjoy an evening of live classi-

Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 890-5333 or

Creation Station Kids of all ages can make beaded spider

webs. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

cal music. East Park, 700 Woodland, Nashville; 8 p.m.; 684-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

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Local kids have fun with free arts and crafts activities in the Family Fun Zone area during the CMA Music Festival. Deaf Day Special presentations and programs are designed to cater specifically to the deaf and deaf/blind community. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $14 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org. Exhibit Opening Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing

Allies is an interactive, 3,000-square-foot exhibit that examines what microbes are, what they look like, the history of disease, emerging diseases and how research helps find cures. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Hendersonville Fishing Rodeo Ages 14 and younger can bring their poles and fish for free. Memorial Park, 149 E. Main St., Hendersonville; 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 822-3898 or hendersonvilleparks.org. FREE Kidaroo This child-friendly alternative to Bonaroo is a full day featuring live children’s entertainers, including Conductor Jack and The Zinghoppers, Ka*Pop, Taft Brown and more. Learning Express Toys, 420 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 771-3434 or franklin.learningexpress-toys.com.

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music & fun at cma music festival june 9 - 12 Four days of live music, country artist meet and greets, exhibits and family fun are on tap for the 40th 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 art activities and special presentations. The Smurfs will be on site daily. Nightly concerts at LP Field are another big draw for the local crowd. General admission seats are $35. Artists performing this year include Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Reba, Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Rascal Flatts and more. The four-day festival pass starting at $115 includes a seat at each nightly concert as well as access to the autograph signings at the convention center. Find more information and get tickets at cmafest.com.

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Keb’ Mo’ Enjoy an evening of music spanning several genres,

including pop, rock, folk and jazz. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $60 - $100; 538-2075 or franklintheatre.com.

FREE Live at The Avenue The WannaBeatles perform for families. The Avenue Murfreesboro, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy.; 6 - 8 p.m.; 893-4207 or shoptheavenue.com. FREE Second Saturday Celebration at Fiddlers Grove All ages can step back in time with demonstrations of life at the turn of the century. The theme is “Cures” with a focus on medical practices of the past. The day ends with live bluegrass music. Fiddlers Grove Historical Village, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; 4 - 9 p.m.; 443-2626 or fiddlersgrove.org.

sun 12 Metros Soccer Cheer for the Nashville Metros when they challenge the New Orleans Jester. Ezell Park Stadium, 5135 Harding Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $5; 832-5678 or nashvillemetrossoccer. com.

FREE Nashville Symphony Families can enjoy an evening of live classical music. Crockett Park on Crockett Road, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; 684-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ Please see “Giving Back,” on page 30.

mon 13 Daniel Amos One of Christian rock’s earliest bands perform live. Springhouse Worship & Arts, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; 7:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students (a $50 VIP ticket includes reserved seating, a choice of a CD or T-shirt and a reception with the band prior to the concert); ticketsnashville.com. 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.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and their parents can learn about woodland animals. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Snack Attack! Kids can make tie-dye cookies for their dads. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

tue 14 Animal Antics All ages can meet the uromastyx dragon. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 13 listing.

Kids of all ages can explore several interactive areas in the new Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies exhibit which opens Saturday, June 11 at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring.

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STOMP comes to TPAC’s Jackson Hall June 17 - 19. Please see “On Stage,” page 93, for details. Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Special Needs Night Families with special needs

FREE Nashville Symphony Families can enjoy an evening of live classical music. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 7:30 p.m.; 684-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Snack Attack! Please see Monday, June 13 listing.

children ages 6 months - 8 years can enjoy an evening of play. Peek-a-boo Playtown, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, and 3252 Aspen Grove Road, Franklin; 5 - 8 p.m.; peekabooplaytown.net.

play the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

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Cirque du Soleil: Alegria Please see page 73.

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria Please see page 73.

FREE Dairy Day All ages can learn all there is to know about

Creation Station Kids of all ages can make bottle cap mag-

the dairy industry through hands-on learning stations. Lane AgriPark Community Center, 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 889-7710.

International Folkfest All ages can enjoy live music and

dance performances from groups around the world. Central Christian Church, 404 E. Main St., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $5; mboro-international-folkfest.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Watch a screening of Sherlock Holmes. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene.com.

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Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they

nets. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300.

Family Night Out Nashville Public Library and Wishing Chair Productions present the puppet show, Hansel & Gretel. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. Nature Nuts All ages can learn about fish. Discovery Center at

Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Splash Out! Children 12 and younger with a parent can cool off with outdoor water play. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

fri 17 FREE American Artisan Festival This 41st annual event

features 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 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; americanartisan.com.

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria Please see page 73. Full Moon Pickin’ Party All ages can enjoy live bluegrass music under the light of the full moon. Warner Parks Equestrian Barn, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $15 in advance/$20 at the gate adults, $10 ages 7 - 15, $5 pickers with an approved instrument, free ages 6 and younger; 370-8053 or friendsofwarnerparks.com.


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International Folkfest All ages can enjoy live music and dance performances from groups around the world. Patterson Park Community Center Theatre, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $5; mboro-international-folkfest.org. FREE Just Me & My Dad Kids can enjoy an evening at the

museum with their dads. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 5 - 7:30 p.m.; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Shaker Oval Box Demonstration Dale McLoud

demonstrates the techniques and tools used to make 19th century Shaker boxes. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

Spanish Nights Enjoy an evening of music when the Nashville Symphony performs music from the opera Carmen as well as Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.; $29 $79; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. FREE Tales at Twilight Conductor Jack and The Zinghoppers

entertain families during a hula night concert. Red Caboose Park, Highway 70 South and Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 - 8 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Third Friday Outdoor Concert All ages can listen

to live music outdoors. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9:30 p.m.; 890-0355.

Wetland Walk All ages can join a naturalist for a guided tour of

the wetland. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad

St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Murfreesboro Bird Club Hike Ages 6 and older can hike and look for spring migrants and resident birds. Cason Trailhead, 1100 Cason Trail, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 217-3017.

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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 festival 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 are on display. 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 American Artisan Festival Please see Friday, June

17 listing.

FREE Big Band Dance All ages can receive dance instruction with the music of the Rory Partin Big Band. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 - 10 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks. Bluebird on the Mountain Local singer/songwriters perform under the stars. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 8 p.m.; $95 per carload of eight; 800-745-3000 or dyer. vanderbilt.edu

FREE Centerstage Concert Series Billy Block hosts an

Roller Derby Cheer for the Nashville Rollergirls when they challenge the Chicago Outfit Syndicate. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 5:30 p.m.; $10 adults in advance/$15 at the door, $7 ages 7 - 12, free ages 6 and younger; nashvilleauditorium.com. Saturday AM: Dad’s Day Kids of all ages can visit the studio

evening of live music featuring Nashville’s hottest up-and-coming artists. Providence Marketplace, 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; http://shopprovidencemarketplace.com.

to create a one-of-a-kind card for their daddies. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria Please see page 73.

FREE Shake, Rattle & Roll Tribute to the ’50s and ’60s

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 in Nashville; 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.; 726-5867 or jumptojefferson.com.

Steve Jerrel and Sons of the Beach perform music from classic decades. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6 9 p.m.; 325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com.

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June 24, 2011 (or the date of your choice) Celebrating

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For June events requiring advance registration, turn to page 96.

The Color Purple comes to TPAC’s Jackson Hall June 21 - 26. Please see “On Stage,” page 93, for details. FREE Songwriting 101 Kids ages 5 - 11 can learn songwriting fundamentals, including the basics of song form, rhyme scheme and meter, and secrets behind the creative process from veteran songwriters Jerry Vandiver and Tim Buppert. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org. Spanish Nights Please see Friday, June 17 listing.

sun 19 HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! FREE American Artisan Festival Please see Friday, June

17 listing.

FREE Artful Tales All ages can construct artistic musical

instruments and use them to join in an interactive retelling of the Haitian folk tale, Many Hands Make a Lighter Load. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria Please see page 73. FREE Community Concert Band Enjoy an evening of

traditional music. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Concert in the Park Bring lawn chairs or blankets

and a picnic and enjoy a children’s show followed by a concert by The Chillband. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin; 4 p.m. children’s show, 6 p.m. concert; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov.

Father’s Day Special Dads receive free studio fees with a painting child, plus 25 percent off any one platter. Brushfire Pottery Studio, 4004 Hillsboro Pike, #150, Nashville; 1 - 6 p.m.; 385-5334 or brushfirepottery.com.

mon 20 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and their parents can learn about nature things from A to Z. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Snack Attack! Kids can make “Rainy Day Cloud Nines.” Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Symphony on the Lawn The Nashville Symphony performs

an evening of live music. Cumberland University Memorial Lawn, 1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon; 7 p.m.; $5 adults, free for students and children; 444-2562.

Sunday Series of FUN Families can make pieces of art for jackets, backpacks, overnight bags and more. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; admission is a bag of non-perishable food items; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. (please turn the page)

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the dailies tue 21 Animal Antics All ages can meet the water turtles. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE La Leche League of Williamson County Expectant mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and the services provided by La Leche League. Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 6:15 p.m.; 834-3287.

For June events requiring advance registration, turn to page 96.

FREE Nashville Symphony Families can enjoy an evening

FREE Preschool Storytime Ages 3 - 5 can listen to a read-

New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys Have fun with an evening of boy bands from the ’90s. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $32 - $92; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 6904487 or nashvillesounds.com.

of live classical music. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; 684-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 20 listing.

Sounds Baseball

Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

wed 22 FREE Movies in the Park Watch a screening of Despicable Me. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene.com. Snack Attack! Please see Monday, June 20 listing. Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when

they play the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

thu 23 Creation Station Kids of all ages can make bottle cap magnets. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

ing of How are you Peeling?: Foods with Moods, followed by craft activities. Brenthaven Church, 516 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m.; 373-4826.

Vince Gill Enjoy an evening of award-winning country music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26.50; 800-745-3000 or ryman.com.

fri 24 Frist Friday All ages can enjoy the museum exhibits and live

music in the outdoor courtyard by The Long Players. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; $10 adults, free for ages 18 and younger; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

FREE Fun Friday: Summer Olympics Ages 2 - 15 can participate in various events like sack racing, ball throwing, the 50-yard dash, long jump and more. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 851-2253 or goodlettsvilleparks.com. Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! Elmo, Abby Cadabby,

Big Bird and friends take kids on an imaginative journey to far away places. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m., Sun 1 and 4:30 p.m.; $15 $65; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 6904487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Tales at Twilight Nashville Ballet presents its family show, Borreguita & the Coyote. Red Caboose Park, Highway 70 South and Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 - 8 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks. Trombone Festival Trombonists from around the world

perform with the Nashville Symphony. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.; $29 $79; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Wetland Walk All ages can join a naturalist for a guided tour of Kids can see Elmo and other pals during Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! at Bridgestone Arena, June 24 - 26.

the wetland. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

sat 25 Family Night Out Nash-

ville Ballet presents a family performance of Borreguita & the Coyote. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Nature Nuts All ages can learn about different aspects of

nature. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

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FREE Big Band Dance All ages can receive dance instruction with the music of the Jerry Vinett Big Band. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 - 10 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks. FREE Boat Day with SRWA Volunteers from Stones River Watershed Association will bring several types of canoes and kayaks for all ages to try. Manson Pike Trailhead, 1208 Searcy St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 217-3017.

FREE Centerstage Concert Series Billy Block hosts an

evening of live music featuring Nashville’s hottest up-and-coming artists. Providence Marketplace, 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; http://shopprovidencemarketplace.com.


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New Kids on the Block perform at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, June 21 with the Backstreet Boys. In the Artist’s Studio All ages can learn Chinese calligraphy. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Saturday AM: Playful Patterns Families can hunt for

patterns on the grounds then visit the studio to create a piece of art with their own fun patterns and textures. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! Please see Friday, June 24 listing.

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 6904487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Tickle the Strings The Williamson County Youth

Orchestra performs, and afterward, kids can explore the instruments during a musical petting zoo. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road; 1:30 p.m.; wcyo.info.

Trombone Festival Please see Friday, June 24 listing.

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Parents & Tots Preschoolers and their parents can learn about nature things from A to Z. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Kids Hour Rachel Sumner performs interactive music for families. Whole Foods at McEwen Town Center, McEwen Drive and Mallory Lane, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 778-1910 or rachelsumner.com.

Snack Attack! Kids can make Independence Day pops. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Watch a screening of Ferris Buel-

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Snack Attack! Please see Monday, June 27 listing.

tue 28 Animal Antics All ages can meet the chinchilla. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

ler’s Day Off. Centennial Park Bandshell, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene.com.

thu 30 Creation Station Kids of all ages can make mosaic flower

pots. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Family Night Out Families can get on board the “Music Train”

of live classical music. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; 684-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

during a musical performance by Rachel Sumner. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org.

Metros Soccer Cheer for the Nashville Metros when they

FREE Preschool Dance Party Ages 8 and younger can enjoy a musical morning with The Zinghoppers. Peek-a-boo Playtown, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, and 3252 Aspen Grove Road, Franklin; 10:30 a.m.; peekabooplaytown.net.

Nature Nuts All ages can learn about different aspects of nature. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine! Please see Friday,

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

FREE Splash Out! Children 12 and younger with a parent can cool off with outdoor water play. Richard Siegel Park, 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

FREE Nashville Symphony Families can enjoy an evening

sun 26 challenge Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy. Ezell Park Stadium, 5135 Harding Place, Nashville; 9 p.m.; $5; 832-5678 or nashvillemetrossoccer.com. June 24 listing.

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they play the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me! The NPR news quiz show broadcasts live. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30 - $60; 782-4040 or tpac.org. (please turn the page)

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1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. See complete schedule at radnorlake.org or call 373-3467.

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davidson county Bellevue Community Center Ongoing art classes and

recreation take place at 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 862-8435.

FREE Fairytales Storytime Stories and crafts Mon - Fri at 3:30 p.m. and Sat at 10:30 a.m. Fairytales, 1603 Riverside Drive, Nashville; 915-1960 or fairytalesbookstore.com. FREE Family Bike Ride Enjoy an hour-long bike ride

through East Nashville every Saturday at 9 a.m. Depart from Eastside Cycles, 1012 Woodland St., Nashville; 469-1079 or eastside-cycles.com.

Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.gov/

parks/classes for a complete listing of visual arts, music, theater and dance opportunities.

Nashville Ghost Tours All ages can embark on a walking

tour of downtown Nashville’s haunted history. Tour begins at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Union Avenue across from the Hermitage Hotel; daily 7:45 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 7 - 11, free ages 6 and younger; 884-3999 or nashvilleghosttours.com.

FREE Pottery Barn Kids Preschoolers can participate

in Book Club every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 385-2567 or potterybarnkids.com.

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area Nature programs at

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.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.

FREE Hendersonville Cruise In Every Friday through Oct. 28, all ages can view a variety of classic cars and have fun with live music, children’s activities and more. Glenbrook Shopping Center, Vietnam Veterans Parkway and New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville; 6 - 9 p.m. (weather permitting); hendersonvillecruisein.com. FREE Special Sports Saturdays Children ages 2 and

older with autism and other special needs, along with their typical siblings and peers, can play indoor soccer and hockey on the second and fourth Saturdays every month. Faces of Hope, 185 W. Franklin St., Gallatin; 9 - 11 a.m.; 206-1176 or facesofhopetn.com.

Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 893-7439. Ongoing programs are: • Wee Play: Ages 12 months - 2 years can enjoy stories, crafts and more every Monday; 10 - 10:45 a.m.; $3

Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 895-5040.

Ongoing programs are: • Toddler Time with Thomas: Ages 5 and younger can participate in motor-skill development activities every Friday; 10 - 11 a.m.; $3 • Water Polo: Ages 13 and older can play every Tuesday; 7 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth • Youth Volleyball: Ages 8 - 15 of all levels can play every Thursday; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3

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.

williamson county FREE Art Smarts: Blending Children’s Literature with Art School-age children can learn about art and design through

children’s books on the first Saturday each month. Spring Hill Library, 144 Kedron Pkwy., Spring Hill; 1 - 2 p.m.; 931-486-2932 or springhilllibrary.org.

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related 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; 931486-0113. 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). (please turn the page)

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ongoing 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 Teach Your Baby to Sign Parents can learn sign language techniques to communicate with their babies on the first and third Fridays of each month at 9:30 a.m. Spring Hill Public Library, 144 Kedron Pkwy., Spring Hill; 931-486-2932 or springhilllibrary.org.

destinations cheatham county Adventureworks The Eco-Zip Line Adventure allows

participants to glide through the forest on nine zip lines. Guides point out native trees, plants and wildlife during the hour-anda-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.

davidson county Adventure Science Center Hands-on science activities.

Also home to the Sudekum Planetarium. 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 after-hours showings); $12 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12, free for ages 2 and younger; Planetarium tickets are $4 members, $6 non-members on top of museum admission (laser shows are $2 more); 862-5160 or adventuresci.com.

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.); $16 adults, $10 ages 13 - 18, $8 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.

BounceU Bounce on inflatables at 2990 Sidco Drive; 2551422; bounceu.com. Visit website for open bounce times. Centennial Sportsplex Fitness, ice skating, swimming and

more at 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; times and prices vary; 8628480 or nashville.org/sportsplex.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; Tue - Sat 9:30 am. - 4:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. • Fitness Fridays take place every Friday in June. Choose an activity: Hiking along the Carrell Woodland Sculpture Trail with personal trainer Susan Cooney is at 8 a.m. (call 4965208 to make reservations for the hike); Yoga in the gardens with Cindy Smythe is at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.; Stroller Strides for new moms is at 9:30 a.m. (call 800-682-0420 to make reservations for Stroller Strides) • The Matilda Geddings Gray Collection of Fabergé is on display through Sunday, June 5 • Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum is on display through Sunday, June 19 • Temporary Contemporary: Jiha Moon is on display March through Sunday, June 19 • Trains! Tennessee in G is on display through Saturday, Dec. 31 • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit is on display through Sunday, Aug. 17

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.; 872-8358 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. • Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy is on display through Saturday, Dec. 31 • Hosts with the Most: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood is on display through Thursday, June 30

• Tammy Wynette: First Lady of Country Music is on display through Sunday, June 12

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.; 8628470 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 Art Making in the Lobby: Make a Shaker Quilt Square every Thu and Fri through June 23, from 6 - 8 p.m. • FREE Music in the Grand Lobby every Thu and Fri from 6 - 8 p.m. • Connecting Cultures: Children’s Stories From Across the World is on display through Sunday, March 27, 2012 • Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection is on display through Sunday, Aug. 21 • Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work is on display June 24 - Sept. 11

The Hermitage Home of President Andrew Jackson. 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $17 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.

FREE Musicians Corner Live music and kids’ activities every Saturday through July 2, at Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 3 - 6 p.m.; musicianscornernashville.com. Nashville Shores Cool off with water slides, pools, beaches, a wave pool, lazy river and the new Kowabunga Beach attraction at 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; Sun - Thu 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $29.99 those 48 inches or taller, $24.99 those 47 inches or shorter; 889-7050 or nashvilleshores.com. 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; 8331534 or nashvillezoo.org.

FREE Tennessee Agricultural Museum Farm artifacts at the

Ellington Agricultural Center, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org.

The Nashville Zoo’s new Wilderness Express train offers scenic rides through an area of the zoo previously undeveloped. The electric-powered, trackless train takes riders on a winding path offering views of the zoo’s zebra, ostrich, eland and off-exhibit animal holding areas. Each ride lasts four to five minutes and costs three attraction tokens ($1 per token).

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ongoing 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. • Egyptian Relics, Replicas & Revivals: Treasures from Tutankhamun is on display through Sunday, Sept. 4 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. Wave Country Beat the heat with the wave pool, water flumes, playground, volleyball and 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.; $12 adults, $10 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger; 885-1052 or nashville.gov/parks.

rutherford county BounceU Bounce on inflatables at 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro; 893-8386 or bounceu.com. Call for open bounce and preschool play date times.

The Rippavilla Plantation House in Spring Hill.

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.

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini golf,

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring Hands-on activities

Kids Party Jumps Kids can bounce on inflatables at 134

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.

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.

New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5; 826-8010.

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.

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; 859-7753 or laseradventure.net.

Jumper’s Playhouse Inflatable fun at 6600 New Nashville

Mansker’s Station A reconstructed 1779 log station and the

Hwy., Smyrna; 220-7575 or jumpersplayhouse.com. Call for open bounce and toddler storytime information.

Lucky Ladd Farms Barnyard Adventures and Family Fun

Laser Adventure Laser tag, aeroball and a rock-climbing wall

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.

FREE Monthaven A Greek Revival plantation house at 1154

adults, $8 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 791-1861 or carterhouse1864.com.

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. FREE Lawnchair Theater Families can enjoy Classic Movie Nights every Friday from June 10 - Aug. 26. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; movies begin at dusk; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

My Gym Brentwood For pay-to-play, open gym and

W. Main St., Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 822-0789.

Saturday morning class times and fees at 330 Franklin Road, call 371-5437 or visit my-gym.com/brentwood.

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.

Peek-a-boo Playtown Open play hours are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m. at 3252 Aspen Grove Road, Franklin; $7 per child; 771-8099 or peekabooplaytown.com.

Peek-a-boo Playtown Open play hours are Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m. at 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; $7 per child; 822-7099 or peekabooplaytown.com.

Pump It Up Play Time Pop-in playtime Tue, Wed and Fri

Rock Castle Early 1800s historic house at 139 Rock Castle

Rippavilla Plantation 5700 Main St., Spring Hill; Thu - Fri

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.

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; 4592341 or samdavishome.org.

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FREE Stones River National Battlefield The

Bowie Park and Nature Center Nature programs and

Sodium Located at 1725 Columbia Ave., Ste. 100, Franklin, the facility includes a children’s indoor play area, and a variety of classes and workshops are available for kids and families. Call 260-5916 or visit sodiuminc.com.

takes place every Saturday through July, featuring more than 25 activities including a petting farm, playgrounds, hay rides, games and more. Located at 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8 ages 2 and older; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com.

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

battleground museum is open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 893-9501.

sumner county Cragfont This historic, late Georgian period home is located

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.

events at 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; Tue - Sat 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Sun 12 - 4 p.m.; 799-5544.

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 12 - 5 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 794-0903 or carnton.org.

Carter House A Battle of Franklin museum at 1140 Columbia

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.

wilson county 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.

Ave., Franklin; Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 12 - 5 p.m.; $15

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Bravo Creative Arts Center presents The Wizard of Oz, June 24 - 26. Accomplice (June 13 - 18; Ages 12 and older) Encore

Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 ages 11 and younger; 598-8950 or encore-theatre-company.org.

Always ... Patsy Cline (June 17 - July 24; Ages 8 and older)

Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; Fri - Sun 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $36.50; 800-745-3000 or ryman.com.

The Andersonville Trial (June 17 - 18; Ages 12 and older) Lamplighters Theatre and The Battle of Nashville Preservation Society at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 154 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3 and 7:30 p.m.; $15; lamplighterstheatre.net. The Bad Seed (June 10 - 26; Ages 10 and older) Street

Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville; Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.; $16 adults, $14 students; streettheatrecompany.org.

The Color Purple (June 21 - 26; Ages 12 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m.; $25 - $70; 782-4040 or tpac.org. Crazy for You (June 10 - July 2; Ages 10 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.

Dearly Beloved (continues through Saturday, June 11; Ages

12 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; 791-5007 or pull-tight.com.

Deathtrap (June 10 - 19; Ages 12 and older) Murfreesboro

Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Ave., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students; 893-9825 or mltarts.com.

Everybody Loves Opal (June 16 - July 23; 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.

Sailor’s Song (June 3 - 12; Ages 10 and older) Actors Bridge

Ensemble at Belmont’s Black Box Theatre, 2100 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 4:30 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 students; 460-8500.

STOMP (June 17 - 19; Ages 8 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m.; $35 - $60; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

older) Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; Tue 8 p.m., Thu 8 p.m. (June 2 only), Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (June 5 only); $27 adults, $21 ages 11 and younger (Sunday shows are $2 off, Tuesdays are two-for-one night and all tickets on Thursdays are $15); 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com.

A Streetcar Named Desire (June 24 - July 23; Ages 12 and older) Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; Tue 8 p.m., Thu 8 p.m. (June 30 and July 7 only), Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (July 10 and 17 only); $27 adults, $21 ages 11 and younger (Sunday shows are $2 off, Tuesdays are two-forone night and all tickets on Thursdays are $15); 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com.

Jack’s Tale (June 10 - 26; Ages 6 and older) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Friday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 4 p.m., Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m.; $17 adults, $12 children; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

To Kill a Mockingbird (June 10 - 26; Ages 8 and older) Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $8 ages 12 and younger; 904-2787 or boroarts.org.

M*A*S*H (June 2 - 12; Ages 10 and older) Steeple Players, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students; 826-6037 or steepleplayers.org.

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hooray for summer movies

M

y favorite thing about summer, aside from vacations, water parks and roller coasters, is the ushering in of a new season of big screen blockbusters. It’s great fun to duck into a movie theater for a day and catch a couple of flicks. This year, there are a lot of highly anticipated movies coming out that I can’t wait to see, and several of them are family friendly. Already in theaters now are Thor, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and a sure-to-be favorite with youngsters, Kung Fu Panda 2. July will bring the final installment to the most successful franchise in movie history, Harry Potter. (Bet your bottom dollar bunles of the complete DVD set are being readied for Christmas 2011!). June and July promise a few more goodies. In June: • Cars 2 (June 24) • Green Lantern (June 17) • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (June 10) • Mr. Popper’s Penguins (June 17) • Super 8 (June 10) • X-Men: First Class (June 3)

July 29 marks the opening of The Smurfs, starring Neil Patrick Harris.

In July: • Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22) • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (July 15) • Project Nim (July 8) • The Smurfs (July 29) • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July 1) • Winnie the Pooh (July 15) I’m most excited about the superhero films, especially Green Lantern. It’s about time Hollywood has taken note of this cool hero too often overshadowed by the likes of Batman, Spider-Man and Superman (though they’re cool, too). And what boy doesn’t want to have that power ring?!?! I’m eager to discover Director Martin Campbell’s take on this hero who first made his DC Comics debut 71 years ago in July 1940. And fine ... I’ll admit it. I’m super excited to see The Smurfs. There. I said it. That’s all I’m going to say about that. Popcorn and Junior Mints, please! See you at the movies!

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Call ahead to reserve your child’s spot! (These events require advance registration.)

parent planner Unless otherwise noted, registration is ongoing until programs are full.

Blue Heron Nature Cruises at River Bluff Park 175 Old Cumberland, Ashland City; 385-7007 or blueheroncruises.com

• Kids Adventure Cruise Wed - Fri. All ages. Enjoy a float down the river seeing spring in bloom, wild birds and more along with waving bubble wands, splashing in water, playing games and more. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $10 • Family Fun Cruise Sunday, June 19. All ages. This narrated cruise highlights mama and papa birds and Cherokee Indians. 1 and 4 p.m. $10 adults, $8 ages 2 - 12 • Nature Cruise Wed - Sun. All ages. See spring in bloom, wild birds building nests and miles of homes, horses and barns along the Cumberland River. 1 - 3 p.m. $10 adults, $8 ages 2 -12

BounceU Nashville 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 255-1422 or bounceu.com

• FUNcation Adventures Monday, June 13. Ages 2 - 12. Have fun during an adventure bounce and receive a treat. 3 - 6 p.m. $8 ($7 siblings) • Parents’ Night Out Friday, June 17. Ages 3 - 12. Make a Father’s Day craft, bounce on inflatables and eat pizza. 6 - 9 p.m. $18 ($15 siblings) • Pizza Pisa FUNcation Monday, June 20. Ages 2 - 12. Wear a goofy hat and receive a gift. 3 - 6 p.m. $8 ($7 siblings) • Road Trip to Hollywood Monday, June 6. Ages 2 - 12. Dress up like your favorite celebrity for a Hollywood bounce and receive a treat. 3 - 6 p.m. $8 ($7 siblings) • Tropical FUNcation Monday, June 27. Ages 2 - 12. Wear your favorite tropical clothes and enjoy a popsicle. 3 - 6 p.m. $8 ($7 siblings)

Brentwood Barnes & Noble 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 377-9979 or bn.com • FREE American Girl Club Friday, June 17. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 16. All ages. This month’s featured character is Samantha. 7 p.m.

Brentwood Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 371-0090

• FREE Movie Matinee Saturday, June 11. Ages 12 and older. Watch a screening of Place in the Heart, starring Sally Field and Ed Harris. 1 p.m.; ext. 838, to register

Cedars of Lebanon State Park 328 Cedar Forest Road, Lebanon; 631-6268 or grandmascampusa.com

• FREE Family Day Camp Saturday, June 11. All ages. Enjoy nature hikes, a scavenger hunt, face painting, arts and crafts, a wildlife program, stories and more. Plate lunches will be available for $4. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Delmas Long Community Center 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 851-2253 or goodlettsvilleparks.com

• Dad Rocks! Wednesday, June 15. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 14. All ages. Make a special gift for Father’s Day. 2 p.m. $2 • Make-it-Take-it: Summertime Journal Tuesday, June 14. Create a simple journal craft to keep track of family vacation, camp and other summer activities. 3 p.m. $1

Fairview Recreation Complex 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 799-9331 or wcparksandrec.com

• American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Saturday, June 18. Ages 11 - 15. Learn to become good babysitters. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (bring a sack lunch). $50. Call 585-9055 to register • Customized Picture Frames Friday, June 10. Ages 12 and older. Transform old picture frames into creative, unique pieces. 3 - 4 p.m. $10 • Family Relay Day Saturday, June 18. All ages. Enjoy a day of fun with relay races, tug-of-war and other “field day” games, a picnic, prizes and more. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $10 per family • Father’s Day Craft Friday, June 17. Ages 5 - 8. Make a handmade craft for Dad. 3 - 4 p.m. $4 • Guitar Lessons Fridays, June 3 - 24. All ages. Learn to play the guitar. Choose a one-hour increment from 5 - 8 p.m. $90 • Incredible Insects Tuesday, June 21. Ages 5 - 8. Make your own “glowing” fireflies. 3 - 4 p.m. $4

Franklin Recreation Complex 1120 Hillsboro Road; 790-5719, ext. 10, or wcparksandrec.com

• Camp Champ for Kiddos: Healthy Kids are Happy Kids Mondays and Wednesdays, June 6 - 15. Ages 7 and older. Learn how to get proper nutrition, exercise and rest every day that will lead to a healthy weight, mind and body. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $50 • Jitter Bugs Tuesdays, June 9 - 30. Ages 2 - 5. Improve motors skills, coordingation, listening and language skills while exploring rhythm and expressing creativity. 2:30 - 3 p.m. $25 • Mexican Fiesta Friday, June 24. Ages 7 - 14. Learn how to create a south-of-the-border meal. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $18 • My Tunes: Beginner Songwriting for Teens Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 6 - 17. Ages 14 - 18. Learn the nuts and bolts for songwriting and recording. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. $120 • Piano Lessons Fridays, June 3 - 24. Ages 5 and older. Learn to play the piano with private lessons. Choose a 30-minute slot between 12:30 - 8 p.m. $80 • Voice Lessons Fridays, June 3 - 24. Ages 5 and older. Private studio lessons stress notation reading skills, artistic interpretations, proper breathing and phrasing. Choose a 30-minute session between 12:30 - 8 p.m. $80

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, Nashville; 744-3357 or fristcenter.org

• FREE Kids Club: Draw, Blot, Color and Repeat Saturday, June 11. Ages 5 - 10. Participants will play with a style of printmaking called “blotted line” to draw, color and reproduce their own artistic creations. 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Hillsboro-Leiper’s Fork Community Center 5325 Old Hwy. 96, Franklin; 591-9274 or wcparksandrec.com

• Bird Feeder Friday, June 3. Ages 3 and older. Paint your own bird feeder. 6 - 7 p.m. $5

Indoor Sports Complex 920 Heritage Way, Brentwood 790-5719, ext. 10, or wcparksandrec.com

• Piano Lessons Wednesdays, June 1 - 29. Ages 5 and older. Learn to play the piano through private lessons. Choose a 30-minute slot between 12:30 an 8 p.m. $100 • Voice Lessons Wednesdays, June 1 - 29. Ages 5 and older. Private instruction covers notation reading, proper breathing and phasing, and artistic interpretation. Choose a 30-minute slot between 12:30 an 8 p.m. $100

Life Assembly 555 Pleasant Grove Road, Mt. Juliet; 758-7779 or buddybreak@lifeassembly.com

• FREE Buddy Break Friday, June 17. Ages 2 - 16 with special needs. Parents of special needs kids can drop off their children for fun and recreation while they enjoy respite time. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Longview Recreation Center 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill 302-0971, ext. 10, or wcparksandrec.com

• Adventures in Sewing Saturday, June 18. Ages 9 - 12. Learn sewing machine basics like sewing straight lines, curved lines, button holes, zippers and more. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $45 • American Red Cross Babysitter Training Saturday, June 25. Ages 11 - 15. Learn the skills and confidence to become a great babysitter. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (bring a sack lunch). $50. To register, call 585-9055 • Deb’z Doodlez Thursdays, June 9 - 30. All ages. Transform a drawing into a work of art. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $45 • DJ on the Deck Saturday, June 25. All ages. Wear your favorite tropical attire and hula the night away while the DJ plays summer time hits. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. $4 per person, $10 per family • FREE Gotta Play Monday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 22. Ages 4 - 6. Participate in a variety of games and circuit training courses that strengthen gross motor and listening skills. 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. or 9:15 - 10 a.m. • Introduction to Manga Drawing June 7 and 9. Ages 8 and older. Learn the basics of drawing Mango Shoujo and Shonen characters in the traditional big-eyed” style of Japanese cartooning. 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. $30


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Kids ages 2 - 6 can participate in the Small Fry Tri on Saturday, June 11 at the Old Fort Park Trailhead. • Longview Martial Arts Mondays, June 6 - 27. Ages 8 and older. This program combines judo and karate in an exercise program that builds confidence and self-esteem. 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. $40 • Longview Self-Defense Mondays, June 6 - 27. Ages 8 and older. Learn the basics of self-defense through martial arts skills and their practical applications. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $40 • Manga Drawing June 14 and 16. Ages 8 and older. This intermediate class teaches the fundamentals of cartoon drawing from body proportion, facial expression, clothing and costumes in the “big-eyed” style of Japanese cartooning. 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. $25 • FREE Me and My Muscles Monday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 22. Ages 7 - 9. Use different kinds of equipment to learn about muscle conditioning. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. • Oil Painting Studio Tuesdays, June 7 - 28. Ages 12 and older. Learn oil painting techniques. 1 - 3:30 p.m. $50 plus an optional $25 supply fee • Polynesian Dancing Wednesdays, June 1 - 22. All ages. Learn to dance like the island natives of Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand and Tahiti. 5:15 - 6 p.m. $25 ($20 each additional family member) plus a $5 supply fee

Mansker’s Station 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 859-3678

• Saturday Morning Woodworking Saturday, June 18. Ages 6 - 12. Make and take home a wooden birdhouse. 9 a.m. $5

Nashville Zoo 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org

• Art with Animals Wednesday, June 22. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 21 at 12 p.m. Ages 6 and older. Capture animal subjects through a variety of art styles while learning basic form, value, color theory and different techniques. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $25 members, $40 nonmembers • Backstage Pass: Elephant Barn Saturday, June 4. Registration deadline is Friday, June 3 at 12 p.m. Ages 5 and older with a parent. Join zoo staff on a behind-thescenes tour of the anteater 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); Nonmembers: $50 per person • Yoga Kids Wednesday, June 15. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 14 at 12 p.m. Ages 8 and older. Kids can learn a special animal pose and then meet that animal up close. 2 - 3:30 p.m. $10 members, $25 non-members • Zzzoofari Slumber Saturday, June 18. Ages 4 - 12 with a parent. This overnight camp sessions includes campfire fun and outdoor play. 4 p.m. - 9 a.m. Members: $30 per person, Non-members: $40 per person

Old Fort Park Trailhead 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 217-3017 or rsinger@murfreesborotn.gov

• Small Fry Tri Saturday, June 11. Registration deadline is Friday, June 10. Ages 2 - 6. This triathlon for preschoolers includes running, biking and splashing through sprinklers, and every child receives a trophy. Participants need to bring their own bikes or tricycles and a helmet. 10 - 11 a.m. $6

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 370-4672 or owlshill.org

• First Monday Hike Monday, June 6. All ages. Discover what Owl’s Hill has to offer during a guided hike through the property. 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. $7 in advance, $10 at the gate • Mommy and Me: Meet a Queen Friday, June 24. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Study the honeybees in the observation hive and learn about their special jobs, and then “meet” the queen. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 per child/adult pair in advance, $15 at the gate • Mommy and Me: Visit the Big Trees Friday, June 10. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. This gentle hike will introduce you to trees older than 350 years old; collect a leaf along the way to make a pressing after the hike. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 per child/adult pair in advance, $15 at the gate • Music in the Meadow Saturday, June 25. All ages. Enjoy an evening of live music featuring Barbara Bailey Hutchison and Gene Cotton. 5:30 - 9 p.m. $75 per carload of six • National Trails Day Guided Hikes Saturday, June 4. All ages. Embark on guided trail hikes. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. $5 in advance, $10 at the gate • Solstice Summer Night at the Hill Tuesday, June 21. Ages 5 and older. Bring a picnic and enjoy a nature program followed by a twilight hike identifying sounds of a southern summer night, listening for owls. 6 - 8:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate

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Paige’s Pantry 123 S. Church St., Murfreesboro; 424-9622 or shoppaigespantry.com

• FREE Jr. Naturalist Summer Kick-Off: All About Birds! Wednesday, June 8. Ages 6 - 12. Enjoy a bird-themed slide show, games, activities and crafts to start earning the 2011 Junior Naturalist patch. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Night Sounds Friday, June 24. All ages. Hike to a quiet place in the park where you can listen for night sounds. 7 - 9 p.m. • FREE Picnic at Hodge House Saturday, June 25. All ages. Bring a picnic lunch and hear stories about the families who lived in Warner Parks before they were parks. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. • FREE Solstice Salutations Tuesday, June 21. All ages. Celebrate the longest day of the year by hitting the trails and working to get them in shape for the summer season. 6 - 8 p.m. • FREE Time Travel on the Natchez Trace Wednesday, June 22. Ages 6 - 12. Meet colorful characters from the past while strolling along the Natchez Trace. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

• Paige’s Play Day: Father’s Day Cookies Saturday, June 18. All ages. Learn to use royal icing and decorate your own Father’s Day cookies. Call for time. $25 per person or $35 per pair • Parent/Child Cupcake Class June 5, 13 and 26. All ages. Practice basic piping techniques and decorate your own cupcakes. June 5 and 26 at 3 p.m., June 13 at 10 a.m. $30 per parent/child couple • Teens Take the Cake June 6, 12 and 27. Ages 13 - 18. Learn decorating tips, how to color icing and decorate your own cake from start to finish. June 6 and 27 at 10 a.m., June 12 at 3 p.m. $25

Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks

• 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 • Flip-Flop Friday Friday, June 10. Girls ages 6 - 12. Bring a plain pair of flip-flops to decorate. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $3

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 862-8539 or nashville.gov/parks

• FREE Bats on the Wing Friday, June 17. Learn about bats, listen to their vocalization and maybe event see one. 8 - 10 p.m. • FREE Birds, Birds, Birds Saturday, June 18. Ages 6 - 12. Learn cool info about birds for your Jr. Naturalist patch. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE The Great American Backyard Campout Saturday, June 25. All ages. Learn basics about camping, fun camping activities, treats to make and more. 3 - 4:30 p.m. • FREE Growing in the Garden Saturday, June 25. All ages. Find out what plants are growing in the Nature Center teaching garden. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE National Trails Day Saturday, June 4. All ages. Take a mile-long hike and discover what’s happening during this time of year. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Papa Nature Saturday, June 18. All ages. Learn about the roles that plant and animal “dads” serve in nature. 2 - 3 p.m. • FREE Summer Celebration Saturday, June 25. All ages. Celebrate the cool things about summer, especially things found in nature. 2 - 3 p.m. • FREE Sunset Picking Party Friday, June 3. All ages. Bring a string instrument and play with other musicians. 7 - 8 p.m.

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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

All ages can learn about lightning bugs during the Firefly Campfire at Warner Parks Nature Center on Friday, June 10.

Tennessee State University’s Keen Hall 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville; 355-8383 or austinbks.com

• Music City Open Saturday, July 16. Ages 5 and older in all forms of martial arts. Compete in weapons, forms and sparring (including team sparring) divisions. 8:30 a.m. Registration before Thursday, June 30 is $45 for up to three divisions; registration July 1 - 15 is $45 for one division only, with $5 for each additional division

Warner Parks Nature Center 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks/wpnc

• FREE Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights: Learn to Swim Saturday, June 18. Ages 6 and older. Discover Nashville pool locations where kids can learn to swim. 1 - 3 p.m. • FREE Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights: Play Outside Wednesday, June 15. Ages 6 - 12. Wear play clothes and get dirty while building a fort, playing in the mud and splashing in the creek. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights: Splash in the Water Wednesday, June 29. Ages 6 - 12. Get wet in the Little Harpeth River while exploring for snakes, bugs and other wildlife. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights: Watch Wildlife! Saturday, June 11. All ages. Join naturalists to see and hear bluebirds, hummers, cardinals and more. 9 - 10:30 a.m. • FREE Firefly Campfire Friday, June 10. All ages. Watch emerging fireflies while hanging around a campfire. 7 - 9 p.m. • FREE Geocaching in Warner Parks Tuesday, June 21. Ages 8 and older. Discover the outdoor game of treasure hunting by using a GPS. 10 - 11 a.m.

The Wilderness Station 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks • FREE Creatures of the Night: Summer Night Hike Tuesday, June 14. All ages. Embark on an evening hike looking for critters who are active at night. 7:30 p.m. • Wild Things Every Wednesday (no program on June 8 and 29). Ages 1 - 4 with a parent. Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy programs to spark a love for the wilderness. 9:30 a.m. $3

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