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JUNE 15 SAFETY AT HOME 11 a.m.–2 p.m. • Vanderbilt’s Tennessee Poison Prevention Center • “The Safety Store” from Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carroll, Jr. Children’s Hospital

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used to sprawl across my bed and read and read and read when I was a little girl. My father, a voracious reader, lover of books, book editor and author was always bringing us books. They were everywhere in my home growing up — books and newspapers — and I can still see the bookshelves in our family room that my parents created themselves out of cinder blocks and planes of wood. They painted those blocks in colorful hues and layered them with the wood from floor to ceiling. It was chic of them to do that; I think my talented parents did all kinds of things in unique and creative ways. I can’t help but to think that all of that reading made them creative thinkers. While I don’t want to write about how awful it is that so many kids don’t read like they should (blah, blah, blah ... although it’s true), I DO want to throw a concept at you. It’s a concept I call The Thief. It’s a concept that threatens to take away the very thing good parents want to cultivate in their children: their brains. The Thief is the chef who tricked hip restaurateurs into thinking they had to hang TVs in every possible space in their dining rooms so customers could gawk more and converse less. The Thief is the one who whispers, “It’s OK to ignore your dinner guests in the restaurant and play with your cell phone instead.” The Thief is the quiet snickerer who compels good little children to pretend that they’re reading on the Kindle Fire when, in fact, they’re actually playing Angry Birds. Yes, The Thief is the metaphor for all of the bad behavior going on these days from texting and driving to hopping from TV to iPad to smart phone and back to TV again. The Thief is addiction — and he’s coming for all of us — especially our children. I don’t want The Thief to live at my house. I don’t want him to silently rub his hands together in my home and make us victims who don’t have time for one another. I want to squash this criminal like a bug, but that’s impossible to do because he enjoys an invisible body that can plant itself wherever he chooses. He is choosing us when we ignore our kids for our own gadgets, and he is choosing our children when they ignore reading for games. It is THE CHALLENGE of parenting in 2013. Like a burglar in the night we allowed The Thief to enter in. He came on Christmas. He comes on birthdays. He lives in bedrooms and playrooms and cars and restaurants and anywhere you’ll allow him to live. He tells us that we are “cool” to stand around on our devices ignoring others and looking like we’re so busy with something else vastly more important than someone we’re with. Just as important as teaching your kids to look at your adult friends when talking, just as important as saying, “Thank you,” for a nice gesture or present, just as important as knowing whether you can cross a street without being harmed ... we need guidelines for living WITHOUT the screens. Here they are: ONLY ALLOW SCREEN TIME FOR ONE HOUR A DAY. Are you laughing at me? Come on. That’s life with The Thief.

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Keep Play-Doh from drying out. Sometimes it’s hard for kids to put the lids back on tight. What have you done to keep this squishy stuff from drying out? “Make your own.”

We make our own sometimes, and we use the sliding lock sandwich bags. They are super easy for kids to use. Marie Lavalley Young

“Go for something that doesn’t dry out.”

Moon Dough — It doesn’t dry out. Rebekah Gray

“Bag it!”

“Switch to an alternative.”

Ziploc baggies work wonders! Josh Rainee Chappell

“Make your own to get a variety and then bag it.”

I agree ... make your own. It’s better because you can make custom colors and just put it in a Ziploc! And it’s a fun experience for older kids to get to do “science” or “cook”!

We have switched to using Floam. It doesn’t dry out and is moldable, etc. — like Play-Doh. Lynne Yost Farmer

“Use Ziploc bags and write the colors on them.”

Ziploc bags! My daughter is learning how to spell so I give her a sharpie the same color as the PlayDoh and help her write the color “red, blue, etc.”

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“Add some water.”

Add a little water. Close it up overnight. Knead it until it’s squishy. Angela Folds Fox

“Parents put the lids on.”

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On the Road with a Potty-Training Child. Do you stop at a store, pull over on the side of the road or carry a portable potty?

“Plan routes that include potty stops.” When we were in that stage, I either planned my route so as to make bathroom stops readily available, or I’d put her in a pull-up. A child’s dignity counts and it goes a long way toward making the whole process less bothersome for everybody. ROWENA SORIANO GONZALEZ ALDRIDGE

“Carry a potty for emergencies.” Carry a potty for the emergency. When we road tripped, the potty came in very handy when we were in the middle of nowhere. But the rule in our house is to potty before we leave to go anywhere.

“Your stop could be pretty nasty, so carry a potty!”

“In big cars, carry a potty for use in the back.”

On road trips, I take a potty. Sometimes on the road the only place to go would be one of those nasty gas station bathrooms. There’s no way I would let her sit on those toilets. I had no problem with her going to the potty at McDonald’s or any other restroom if it was clean. I would just put down a toilet seat cover. Sometimes an emergency comes up and the only place to stop is nasty. It was always good to have that potty in those situations.

I’ve always had a van or SUV, so carrying a potty was pretty easy as I just slid in the back with them and closed the hatch so they had privacy. First option is always stopping but we’ve all seen “OMG! No!” bathrooms and they cannot wait for you to find another.

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“Don’t get boys to pee in a bottle!” When I take long trips I am all about getting there. My son was about 3 when we were driving to North Carolina and I didn’t want to stop. I gave my son a bottle and told him what to do. Needless to say that didn’t work out at all! His aim was terrible. Now we stop! I learned my lesson. TANISHAISAIAH AKEINAMOM HARRIS

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“Beware of auto-flush toilets.” We carried a potty. Not just for potty training either. My daughter was terrified of the auto flush toilets and refused to go. That potty was used a lot. I kept it in the back of my truck with wipes, water, sanitizer and Clorox wipes. I cleaned it each time she used it, so there was never a smell issue. HOLLYE SALAZAR CROSS

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“Go before you leave!” There’s no way I’m having my kid squat in a glorified bowl in my car because she has to pee. There comes a point when we have created too many safety and convenience products, and I’m thinking the travel potty might be it. Pee before you leave or pee at a McDonald’s. There, I just saved you $30. SUE CHIAPPONE MOORE

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My family is beach-bound this summer. Can you shed some light on the appropriate SPF number for sunscreens since there are different levels, and in case of sunburn, what’s the best way to treat it? Because even a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life, always apply sunscreen whenever they’re outdoors. In the past, choosing the right sunscreen proved challenging given the different labeling, SPF numbers and differing claims of water resistance. In June 2011, the FDA announced significant changes to sunscreen products to help consumers decide how to buy and use sunscreen, allowing for more effective protection against sun-induced damage. Experts recommend regular use of broad-spectrum sunscreens (protection against both ultraviolet A and B rays) with SPF values of 15, which should be applied as directed. Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, more often if your children are in water. Don’t be fooled by sunscreens which claim to be waterproof; all sunscreen protection rinses off in water! In addition to using sunscreen to prevent sunburns and sun damage, it’s recommended that you limit your child’s time in the sun, particularly between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are most intense. Dress your children in clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun — long-sleeved shirts, sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats. If preventative measures fail and your child sustains sunburn, simple steps can be taken to relieve his discomfort. If your child’s burn is just red, warm and painful, you can treat it yourself by applying cool compresses to the burned areas or bathing him in cool water. You also can give acetaminophen for pain relief. If the sunburn results in blisters, fever, chills, headache or a general feeling of illness, call your pediatrician. Severe sunburn must be treated like any other serious burn, and if very extensive, hospitalization is sometimes required.

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Babies and young children frequently suffer from runny noses, or rhinitis, leaving parents to wonder if their infant has nasal allergies at a young age. While the cold virus is the most common cause of a baby’s runny nose, nasal allergies or allergic rhinitis may be the culprit — especially in children older than 18 months. There are several clues that parents can use to distinguish between a cold and an allergy. Colds in young children typically last less than a week and usually include symptoms of fever, cough and congestion. Although the symptoms of colds and allergies can overlap, allergies in children often trigger sneezing, itchy red eyes and the occasional sore throat. Runny noses associated with colds, unlike allergies, often have the appearance of thicker, more yellowish/greenish nasal drainage. Bear in mind: during the first few years of life, children will have as many as three to eight colds each year, usually clustered during fall and winter months. While there are no recommended or effective medicines for the treatment of runny noses associated with colds in babies, runny noses from allergies can be prevented and — if necessary — treated. Your child’s pediatrician can recommend strategies to identify allergic triggers, ways to avoid them, and — when necessary — suggest medicines to alleviate runny noses.

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kids health By Susan Day

Your child’s well-being on the playing field has a lot to do with you. Be an outstanding sports parent ... then get out of the way and let your child play!

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SIDELINE COACHING just say no!

“Wake up!” “Pressure!” “Pull the trigger!” Poor parents. They mean well, they really do, but when it comes to watching their kids play competitively, some can really lose it. To the detriment of their kids. When it comes to coaching from the sidelines, three words should be your mantra: Just Say No. Not only is coaching from the sidelines annoying to your child on the field, but it doesn’t win you any points with parents or coaches, either. In fact, just the opposite. If you’re standing there on the sidelines unable to control yourself because you think what YOU say will make a difference to your child’s game, think again: the kids who excel in sports are the ones who are passionate and confident about it ON THEIR OWN. These winning qualities can actually be undermined by parents who fail to control themselves during game play. During the past 20 years, while much has been written about poor sportsmanship and the need for parents to reign it in, the truth is that acts of aggression are still common in youth sports settings. Parents and fans snicker at opponents and harass officials. They put pressure on kids to perform well as though their performance is a reflection of themselves. Most serious is that 70 - 80 percent of kids drop out of sports shortly after middle school when sports become extremely selective — and no longer fun. It’s helpful to note that research has found that youth attrition rates are 80 percent lower for children whose coaches practice positive coaching. That should be the goal, says Jim Thompson, founder of the Positive Coaching Alliance and author of several books on coaching including, Positive Sports Parenting (Balance Sports Publishing; 2008). Positive Coaching Alliance has conducted in-person and online trainings with coaches from more than 1,700 youth sports organization in the United States. Learn more at postiviecoach.org.

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Be a Good Sports Parent! YOUR AGENDA IS NOT YOUR CHILD’S.

You need to recognize that your child is the player, not you.

YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL FOR YOUR CHILD. Stay calm, composed and in control so your child can mimic those positive behaviors.

OFFER ENCOURAGEMENT ONLY DURING GAMES.

Pressuring your child can lead to his making mistakes. Save the coaching for practice and use encouragement at game time instead.

REFRAIN FROM POST-GAME ANALYSIS.

Once the game is over, your child has moved on. Spare him your adult-tinged opinions.


SPECIALIZING IT CAN WAIT “He dropped out, he’s only playing basketball now,” said the 10-year-old, speaking of a buddy, to his parent. 10-years-old? There’s no doubt that kids are “specializing” in one sport younger than they used to, but is that a good idea? At least one recent study says that it’s not, and that early specialization brings with it a higher chance of injury. The study, out of Loyola and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, enrolled 1,206 athletes ages 8 - 18 who had either come in for sports physicals or treatment for injuries. Different types of sports were looked at. More than 850 injuries were seen — including more than 550 overuse injuries such as stress fractures (when tiny cracks are in the bone), elbow ligament and injuries to cartilage and underlying bone. Athletes who suffer serious overuse injuries spend an average of 21 hours per week doing physical activity, including 13 hours in organized sports. Athletes who were not injured spent an average of about 18 hours per week doing physical activity, including only about nine hours in organized sports. Speaking of child athletes, lead researcher Neeru Jayanthi, M.D., said, “Just the fact that you chose to only do one sport and do that the entire time is in and of itself a risk. And that’s simply by using the same muscle groups and stressing the same parts of the body over and over again with no breaking.” Jayanthi’s tips for preventing youth athletes’ injuries include: • Not specializing in one sport until late adolescence.

TOP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS At what age is it appropriate for my child to join team sports? It’s a good idea to wait until your child is 6 years old before beginning team sports, notes the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In addition to age, parents should consider weight, size and emotional development. Allow your child to participate in making the decision; he shouldn’t be pushed into a sport that he isn’t physically or emotionally ready to handle. On the other hand, if he has a strong interest in a sport, then it may be reasonable to allow him to get involved earlier than age 6.

What if my child tells me he wants to quit playing? Start by gathering information. There are many reasons why a child may decide to stop playing. Find out if his quitting is caused by inadequacy, stress, frustration or not getting along with teammates. While you should take his feelings seriously, you may want to encourage him to “stick it out” for the season at least. However, if you decide the experience is triggering more negativity than growth, consider allowing him to change sports or quit altogether. If it’s not fun, stop.

How should I choose which sport to get my child involved in? The AAP suggests that you consider the following factors in deciding on a sport: • Your child’s physical and psychological maturity • How much emphasis is placed on performance? • Quality of the program and coaching • Spectator behavior • Risk of injury • Necessary equipment and its cost

Is it all right for boys and girls to play on the same team? Before puberty, boys and girls are equivalent in size and weight, so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t play together. After puberty, boys gain an advantage in both strength and size. The AAP recommends that boys and girls older than 12 should no longer compete against each other in the interests of safety.

• Not spending more than twice as much time playing organized sports as you spend in a gym or unorganized play.

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hursday evenings are all about parents and kids this month and next at Cheekwood during its Family Night Out series. Sponsored by Nashville Parent, each week your family can bring blankets and picnic baskets, plop down on the lawn and enjoy live outdoor entertainment. Be sure to explore the LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood exhibit while you’re there. The entertainment schedule includes: The Happy Racers (June 6); Coal Train Railroad (June 13); Davey Ukulele and the GagTime Gang (June 20); The Zinghoppers Trio (June 27); Magic of America Magic Show (July 4); Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness (July 11); Cumberland County Playhouse (July 18); and Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck’s production of Anansi the Spider (July 25). Each event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 and younger). Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Call 356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.

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Dads and their little girls (ages 6 - 12) can spend time together enjoying a full day of fun during Father’s Delight on Saturday, June 8. From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., participants will be at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan to do a variety of outdoor recreation like horseback riding, zip lining, archery, the giant swing, climbing the Apline Tower, trust-building activities and more. Afterward, from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Franklin Marriott, a ceremony/celebration takes place that includes an affirmation program, a chance for fathers to crown their little princesses, a seated dinner, dancing and a photo booth. Cost is $115 per person. To sign up or learn more, visit abbasway.com.

Riverfront Park is alive with free music this summer during Nashville Dancin’. Presented by Dollar General, this years spotlight charities are Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the PENCIL Foundation. Every Thursday from June 13 - July 25 (Aug. 1 is a 21-and-older show), families can enjoy live music featuring local and national acts that include Shooter Jennings, Edwin McCain, Pat McLaughlin, The Kingston Springs and more. Gates open at 5 p.m. with music starting at 6 p.m. Free parking is available at LP Field across the river, and free shuttle service is on tap as well. While you’re there, you can also enjoy eats from local food trucks. Learn more and get the full roster at nashvilledancin.com.

Country music’s current reigning queen is on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum June 5 - Nov. 10 for fans young and old alike to enjoy. Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour exhibit features artifacts and vignettes from her recent worldwide tour that hit 112 cities. Among items to be seen are stage costumes and accessories, Underwood’s colorful, customized microphones, band instruments, items from her back stage “meet-and-greet” area and more. “It’s easy to see why Carrie Underwood was Pollstar’s 2012 top female country touring artist,” says Museum Director Kyle Young. “Touring has always been a key element connecting music artists with their fans. We are delighted to show visitors key elements from Carrie’s show,” he adds. The museum is open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $22 adults, $14 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger. Call 416-2001 or visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

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ZINGHOPPERS KIDS NIGHT at the Nashville Sounds takes place Saturday, June 29 at Greer Stadium. Prior to the Sounds’ game against the Oklahoma City Redhawks at 6:35 p.m., the Zinghoppers perform a concert for kids from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Get tickets at 690-4487 or at nashvillesounds.com

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he final stretch of our 2013 online Cover Kids event is here! Our panel of judges have selected 10 finalists in each of the four age categories, and now it’s up to you to cast your vote online. Go to nashvilleparent.com/cover-kids to make your selection. Tell all of your friends and family members to vote, too. Only one vote per person per age bracket is allowed. The child in each age category with the most votes will win a cover on an upcoming issue of this magazine. In addition, our editors will pick a “wild card” winner from the remaining pool of finalists. Voting runs through Wednesday, June 12. Winners will be announced online Thursday, June 13 and shown in print in our July issue!

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Ages 13 - 35 months

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Local kids enjoy cool treats during the annual Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’.

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eat the heat and chill out with sweet, cold treats during the 28th Annual Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ on Sunday, June 9 on the grounds of First Presbyterian Church (4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville). All ages can sample hundreds of gallons of homemade ice cream in a variety of flavors. Proceeds from the event benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center, a family resource center serving the poorest neighborhoods in Nashville by empowering children, youth and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship. The event takes place from 3 - 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 adults, $8 children. Come June 7, prices rise to $13 adults, $10 children. For more info, call 254-1791 or visit marthaobryan.org.

summer service for local youth Volunteering isn’t just for adults; kids can chip in and help their community as well ... and it’s good for them! Hands On Nashville, the local nonprofit that organizes many volunteer projects throughout the year, hosts a Youth Summer Service for four weeks, June 10 - July 19. Ages 11 - 18 can sign up and put their helping hands to work on a variety of projects ranging from cleaning up local parks to building wheelchair ramps for those in need. To sign up for a volunteer project, visit hon.org/summer_service.

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hoo-hoo!” It’s a quirky family tradition: After a nearly eight hour drive south heading to the Florida beach from Nashville, we all sit forward to see it coming: the bridge! The final bridge to the beach! Zipping along 331, as soon as it’s spotted our windows come down and our voices lift, hands pushed out into the warm outside air. “Whooo-hoo!” we cry, corny but true, the rushing wind filling our ears until we’re “Whoo-hooed” out and peeling down from the bridge’s crest. It’s official: we’re here! For a busy family of six, the call of the beach at the end of a jam-packed school year is like winning the lottery; we get all excited just to see the old turtle get attached to the top of the car. We’re no strangers to Destin or the surrounding area of South Walton, but there’s always plenty of unknown. First, a mystery known as Alys Beach. Second, the latest best bet for families: Rosemary Beach. Third, an inaugural stay at a beach resort. But not just ANY resort, mind you. We’re talking the award-winning 2,400-acre Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort that boasts golfing, fishing, swimming, shopping and fun, fun, fun till your daddy takes the T-bird away ... or something like that. We were more than ready for our stay “from beach to bay,” so ... Let’s go!

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Driving through the security gates of the impeccably groomed resort, we wondered out loud how we’d ever figure our way around, but that’s just newbie talk. We quickly learned with an easy map how easy it is to navigate the resort by bicycle or foot, and everywhere we went there were always plenty of happy-go-lucky golf carters driving to and fro. Accommodation options are plentiful. While we enjoyed a swanky (granite counter tops!) Tuscanstyle townhouse in the nearly completed Villa Lago neighborhood lakeside, the resort also offers more than 30 other options from lakeside cottages and bungalows to beachside villages and condos. Elegantly situated lakeside, the Grand Sandestin is the resort’s “grand dame” so to speak, boasting grand southern architecture, manicured flower beds, luscious pools and more. Of course, no matter what your family’s interested in doing, resort life dictates something for everyone. Want to golf? Four sweeping courses include the Raven (designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.) and Burnt Pine (designed by Rees Jones). Lakes and ponds are plentiful for fishing, YOLO boarding and kayaking, tennis courts abound, the on-site salon will replenish you and a vast collection of factory outlet shops nearby will keep you busy rain or shine. My kids love biking, so one of their favorite things to do was to ride to the underground tunnel connecting bayside to the beachside and going

to the beach themselves. I never worried about this — the speed limit in the resort is 25 mph and, well, on vacation sometimes you just have to let kids go. That’s one of the best parts about resort life: there’s plenty of fun for kids to have without Mom and Dad breathing down their necks!

Exploring Around

We love nothing more than plopping ourselves on the beach, though. Sandestin’s may be a bit narrow, but we always had an umbrella and chairs waiting for us — lovely. Still, I wanted to see a couple of beach towns we’d never seen before. We headed east one morning to check out Alys Beach — a stunning upscale Greek Meditteranean community that practically shouts, “No kids, thank you very much!,” and, further east, Rosemary Beach — easily today’s trending beach destination with architecture combining the style of Seaside with new Grayton for an unparalleled level of family chic — the area’s “common” ground was teeming with kids which made my own want to dash from the car!

The Grand San Destin on the Bayside is the “Grand Dame” of the resort.

Foodie Finds

Happily back at our resort — why did we ever leave? — we contemplated dinner. The Village of Baytowne Wharf offers plenty of options including steak-and-seafood house Marlin Grill, Osaka Sushi Rocks and our pick, the Acme Oyster House. While crowds waited for tables, we were promised a quick text message when our table was ready, so we checked out the interesting boutiques and watched kids ziplining across the lagoon. As promised, a text message gave us five minutes to get back to Acme where we enjoyed a delicious meal of oysters, baked clams, pasta and more. One afternoon, hanging out beach side, we devoured the delectable chilled seafood sampler at the Hilton’s Barefoot Bar and Grill and lots more (including a piña colada for Mom). For breakfast one morning we waited 20 minutes at Another Broken Egg Cafe, but deemed it worth the wait: the lobster and brie omelette with a champagne butter sauce still has my mouth watering! If you can manage it this summer — or any season at all — (the area offers lots of goings on year round!) give Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort a whirl. It’ll have you shouting “Whoo-hoo!” too.

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at Another Broken Egg Café as you plan your day.

YOLO boards, kayaks, bikes ... what more do you need when you’re on vacation?

Susan Day is editor in chief of this publication and mom of four great kids ages 19, 17, 15 and 10.

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Summer Lovin’ The simple pleasures of no homework, free time and long days into the evening hours make this time of year sublime. Enjoy. By Laura Lane

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Summer Lovin’ Running barefoot in the grass. Romping with the dog in the backyard. Reading a favorite book in a shady spot under a huge tree. Summer is the perfect time to unplug and savor the small things. Here are easy ways to enjoy summer with your kids:

Pack a Picnic

Eat Berries

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Not only are they naturally sweet and delicious, berries are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. Your kids will love eating them plain, sprinkling them on top of ice cream or using them to decorate Fourth of July cupcakes. For an easy treat, let your child frost a large sugar cookie with cream cheese icing and then top with blueberries, sliced strawberries and raspberries.

Get Wet

There’s no better way to cool off and relax on a hot day than taking a dip in your favorite watering hole or local pool. If you don’t have easy access to a swimming spot, let your kids run through the sprinklers. They’ll love dashing and diving through the cool spray, and your lawn gets a drink, too. Afterward, bundle up the kids in large beach towels and let them eat popsicles in the sun.

Grab an Ice Cream Cone Nothing says summer like an ice cream cone. Head to your favorite ice cream shop and let your children get a scoop of their favorite flavor. This is the perfect outing after your child’s baseball game or on a warm summer’s night when you want to kick back and relax. Also, if you have a homemade ice cream maker, try this quick and easy recipe for vanilla ice cream. Combine one pint half and half, one-and-a-half teaspoons vanilla and one-half cup sugar. Place the mixture in your homemade ice cream maker, following directions, and then enjoy!

Pitch a Backyard Tent

Children love camping, but it’s a lot of work for you. Just pitch a tent in your backyard and enjoy the convenience of having a stocked refrigerator and clean bathrooms just a few steps away. Grill hot dogs and hamburgers and eat outside on paper plates. Before night falls, the kids can run around the yard playing tag or hide and seek before settling into sleeping bags for a peaceful night’s rest.

Gaze at the Stars

Spread blankets on your lawn and head outside with your kids to gaze at the stars on a clear, summer night. To help your kids learn their way around the night sky, print out a star map at kidscosmos.org or visit spaceplace.nasa.gov/ starfinder/ for instructions on how to make a star finder and play a star finder game.

Plant Flowers

Planting flowers gives your kids the perfect excuse to play in the dirt. Native flowers can be a good choice as they use less water and attract birds and butterflies to your garden. Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at wildflower.org/collections for a list of recommended native plants in your area.

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Watch your kids’ eyes light up when you tell them you’re going on a picnic. Let them help decide on the perfect spot for the outing, and then involve them in sandwich making, filling water bottles and helping pack the picnic basket. There’s something special about enjoying simple food outside on a beautiful summer’s day, and your kids will feel proud of themselves for helping make the picnic happen.

Try this easy homemade bubble solution that you can make in minutes. Use a half cup of dish detergent (I prefer “Joy” or “Dawn”), five cups cold water and two tablespoons glycerin. Carefully measure and stir together the soap and water. Add the glycerin — it helps make the bubbles more durable and last longer. Your children can dip their bubble wands in the mixture, wave the wands around and giggle with delight as bubbles fill the air.

Do Art in the Park

Pack crayons, paper, colored pencils, paints and any other supplies your children might like and then head to the park and let your kids breathe in the fresh air and exercise their creative muscles with you.

Read a Good Book

One of the best things about summer is that your kids can choose any books they want to read.  Participate in local summer reading programs that offer incentives for reading, since plenty of kids seem to need them these days. Encourage your kids to find a shady spot outside and delve into a good book. For suggestions of books your child might enjoy, check out the Association for Library Service to Children’s 2013 reading list at ala.org/alsc/. As a freelance writer and mother of two, Laura Lane savors summer by eating ice cream as often as possible.

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BEGINNING

GYMNASTICS

Flipping, swinging, bouncing, jumping! gymnastics are designed for fun! Is your little one ready for a formal class? Here’s what you need to know.

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o you have a little one who loves throwing herself over furniture, climbing on everything and hanging off of anything that’ll hold her? It’s possible you have a budding gymnast on your hands. Gymnastics classes are the perfect playground for energetic little kids, and they’re a lot of fun, too. Middle Tennessee has plenty of good gyms where you can start your child in an ageappropriate class that will allow your child to start learning about what her amazing body can do. In getting started, know that local gymnastics centers follow strict guidelines for safety, and teachers should be certified, so if you’re ever uncertain about a particular gym or coach, ask questions. The bottom line in beginning gymnastics is that it should be introductory, full of discovery and enjoyable. “Fun is extremely important for young kids starting gymnastics,” says Jessica Burns of Mpact Gymnastics in Franklin. “They can flip, swing, run and jump while getting a high dose of exercise and learning important skills. The fun factor should add to the practice and help the child learn to love gymnastics.” Learning individual tumbling skills legs and body — are vital to growing young bodies. The discipline, poise and self confidence gymnasts develop are important to kids at any age. Training in gymnastics provides all of this wrapped in a fun package that they really enjoy!

Readiness Is your child ready? Start by evaluating her: Is she mature enough to follow directions on her own without looking for you? Can she wait her turn in line? Is she social enough that she won’t shy away when told it’s her turn? “Children can start formal gymnastics instruction without Mom or Dad as young as 3 years old,” Burns says. “Preschool gymnastics provides a wonderful way to help young children develop strength, coordination, balance, flexibility and body awareness that can help them regardless of what sport they choose to do in the future,” she adds. Look for a small class (child to teacher ratio) that will allow your child lots of turns and close personal attention. Also look for a safe and progressive approach to learning skills that gives your child plenty of opportunities to succeed and earn praise.

Many of the skills taught in the first year of training include technique building with the vault, bars, beam and floor. Most programs work with the individual needs of kids to allow them to learn at their own pace. Advancing in ability is measured in levels.

Levels Children progress in gymnastics by mastering certain measurable elements that determine ability. There are 10 “normal” levels to progress through before becoming junior elite then senior elite. Senior elite is considered Olympic level, so clearly mastering one level for a child is a really big deal. Watch a beginning gymnast master a walkover or headstand for the first time and you’d think they just won an Olympic gold medal! Chances are you’re going to see that move over and over again for weeks to come. Most gyms determine when they feel a gymnast is ready to move up and many of them require certain scores and achievement. Levels 1 - 3 include basic skills like handstands and cartwheels. Levels 4 - 6 are compulsory levels on up in varying degrees of requirements up to level 10. There are so many different skills involved in gymnastics and so many levels of each skill, that most kids can do at least one thing really well. But do all roads lead to competition? “Recreational gymnastics occasionally leads to competitive gymnastics, but it doesn’t have to,” Burns says. “The main determining factor in whether or not a child can compete is the child’s determination and love for the sport. A lot of hard work goes into competitive gymnastics, so the kids who want it the most and who put in the effort will progress further in the sport.” Serious gymnastics training is not for everyone and plenty of young gymnasts never get on the competitive track. While you may find yourself eager to see your young child progress with gymnastics skills, in the beginning, until you learn of her passion for the sport and desire to advance, don’t push for more than she’s comfortable with and don’t allow any gymnastics moves that you feel are not safe for her skill level. If your child gets beyond the simple, easy steps that go into a first year of formal lessons, then you can evaluate next steps. Susan Day is editor of this publication and the mom of four kids ages 19, 17, 15 and 10.

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BENEFITS OF GYMNASTICS • Promotes fitness for kids Kids gain muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance and agility. • Teaches discipline and hard work Kids learn that they must listen to their trainers, work at perfecting their skills and strive for success. • Helps kids overcome fears Gymnastics classes help kids deal with and overcome fear through careful training and spotting, a gradual progression of skills and a supportive environment. • Builds self confidence and determination As children learn new skills and tricks in gymnastics, they gain more confidence and more determination to build on those accomplishments. And a determined gymnast can learn to master even the most difficult skill. Source: usagym.org

FINDING THE RIGHT CLASS • Do Some Research Call around to gymnastics centers and ask what programs are available for your child, including the cost, instructor to child ratio, process of evaluation and progress. Ask about future programs, do they offer both recreational and competitive, and request to observe a class. • Observe Do you like the atmosphere? Is there a place for you to observe? Is it clean and orderly with well cared for equipment? Is there excellent supervision? Are the children active or hanging out? Is the staff happy? Chat with other parents to get your questions answered. • ASK What are the rules here? Is the staff certified?

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By Susan Day

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Rhythmic gymnast, 13-year-old Kenya Greenburg of Franklin, performs a routine. Greenburg is on the 2013 Future Stars National Team (the development squad for USA Olympic Gymnastics Team). She heads to nationals this month. Her coach, Alison Kempfert, watches.

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Kenya Greenburg’s home away from home is Mpact Gymnastics. Competitive by nature, she heads to Nationals in Orlando, Fla. later this month. We met up at Mpact.

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t all started at summer camp. Kenya Greenburg was 4 years old when she tagged along with a friend to a gymnastics camp in her native British Columbia where she joined in with the dancing and swirling of scarves. She thought it was magical. Her mom, Nikki, a former dancer and choreographer, took note. Fast forward to now. After years of early training and endless hours spent in the gym and into competitions, Kenya’s now a 5’2” 13-year-old rising eighth grader at Grassland Middle School and a senior member of the 2013 Rhythmic Future Stars team (the development squad for the USA Gymnastics team). She’s bound for the U.S. Rhythmic Championships in Orlando this month. She’s come a long way, and it’s not been easy — but she loves it. “She’s passionate about it,” says Nikki, “She has to be. It’s a lot of time and energy, but she loves it, so we’re here.” Lithe and lean Kenya, in form-fitting attire, gymnast flats and with her long, sleek brunette hair pulled back in a high pony tail, works out for 12 hours a week at Mpact Gymnastics in Franklin with her coach, Alison Kempfert, the Tennessee state rep for Rhythmic Gymnastics Region 6 (includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Puerto Rico). Mpact’s in a huge warehouse off of Mallory Lane, and the Greenburgs are regular fixtures — Kenya’s brother, D.J., participates in extreme gymnastics here, too. For some, 12 hours of weekly training for rhythmic gymnastics isn’t enough: some Eastern European gymnasts agonize by putting in more than 21 hours a week. American gyms don’t produce the number of rhythmic gymnasts like, for instance, the Russians do. Rhythmic gymnasts there are the most famous athletes. Coach Alison knows the training life of a competitive rhythmic gymnast can be brutal — she knows it all too well. A former member of the U.S. National Team, she trained with a serious, hard-working Bulgarian coach and competed in countries around the world when she was younger. Today, the former Jacksonville Jaguar cheerleader and dancer is also a busy mom of two toddlers (who are often at Mpact with her) and

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she’s intent on keeping training focused but also fun. “It takes a lot of time. And it’s hard,” Alison says. “But we also try to build in some laughs,” she says. “You have to.” Rhythmic gymnastics is not the same as artistic, so just in case you’re thinking balance beam, vault or uneven parallel bars, don’t. Instead think dance, balls, clubs and ribbons. Rhythmic combines ballet, contortion, creative movement and music along with ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes and clubs choreographed in a dance-and-tumble routine. When performed, it’s a thing of beauty and precision in inches, all done on the floor. It’s not nearly as big in the United States as it is in Europe, but the girls who do it, love it. “It originated in Eastern Europe,” Nikki says, holding up a beautiful sparkling leotard (to the tune of $500) that’s being prepared for Kenya to perform in. “Nikki works on the costumes and music and I do the airfare and hotels,” Coach Alison Kempfert stretches Kenya out . laughs dad Mike. Lots of girls and boys possess talent and skills The Greenburgs moved to Franklin a to pursue gymnastics, but what sets the good year ago from Vancouver, British Columbia — and apart from the great? Some say it’s sacrificing a sought a coach for Kenya first. “normal” life for training. “That was REALLY important,” says Mike. “We So far, Kenya is sacrificing as much as she found Alison before we found a house!” possibly can — and she still has time for other Sitting with the Greenburgs at Mpact while things she enjoys ... like horseback riding and Kenya and Alison take a break from training, it’s friends. Her mom says she’s just beginning to see hard not to think that this poised, petite brunette glimpses of the independent teenager Kenya’s is, well, barely a teenager. Are there ever times becoming. when she just doesn’t want to practice? And is Kenya looking forward to nationals? Kenya immediately grins. “Yes!” she says “Oh yes!” She says, nodding eagerly. “This and Alison nods, “Absolutely!” They agree that year I’ll know more of what to expect, so it’ll be a sometimes they just have to take it easy, for one little easier.” reason or another, whether it’s been a hard day And what about personal goals? or because something else is going on. “It takes “I want to be able to show more facial expresso much focus,” Alison says. “Sometimes we just sions,” Kenya says. “You have to express it with have to laugh.” your face and body,” she adds. Kenya started competing when she was 7. And do we even breathe a word about the Self-determined and confident, the Greenburgs potential for Olympics? followed her lead. Last year Kenya went to nation “She just wants to do her best,” Alison says. als and finished “somewhere in the middle,” Mike “That’s really all we can ask for!” says, and then she came back and got right back to work. Susan Day is editor of this publication and the mom of four kids ages 19, 17, 15 and 10.


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2013

sports guide Our print listing includes baseball, softball, t-ball, basketball, football, gymnastics and soccer. For cycling, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, swimming, tennis and volleyball, go to nashvilleparent. com and click on “Sports Directory.”

baseball, softball & t-ball

National Youth Baseball mlb.com/youthmajors Official website for the largest baseball league in the country.

Season played: Spring and summer. Some travel teams play year-round.

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.

Bellevue Sports Athletic Association bsaainc.org T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 5 and older. Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball dixie.org More than 100 leagues in Middle Tennessee for ages 12 and younger. Players go on to play in the Little League World Series. Lil Sluggers 891-7028 • lilsluggersnashville.com This national program for ages 2 - 6 is designed to teach them the basics of baseball in a confidence-building environment. Nashville Baseball Training Academy 837-5858 • nbta1.com Baseball training for all ages and capabilities.

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Sysa Sports sysabaseball.com Coach pitch ages 6 - 8 and baseball for ages 9 - 14 in leagues throughout Middle Tennessee. 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

Crievehall Baseball 319-8040 • crievehallbaseball.com Competitive youth baseball for ages 4 - 12. Farm leagues, rookie leagues and major leagues.

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Donelson Baseball 883-9423 • donelsonbaseball.org Competitive baseball for ages 4 - 16. Donelson Civitan Girls Softball donelsoncivitan.com • 884-1998 T-ball and softball for ages 4 - 20. McCabe Park Little League mccabelittleleague.com T-ball and baseball for ages 4 - 18 as well as a challenger league for ages 4 - 18 with special needs. Metro Parks & Recreation 862-8424, ext. 345 • nashville.gov/parks Boys’ and girls’ t-ball for ages 4 - 6. Nashville RBI 516-3909 • nashvillerbi.com Baseball and t-ball for ages 3 - 18. West Nashville Sports League 376-4700 • wnsl.org Spring and fall baseball for ages 5 and older.

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Murfreesboro Baseball Association murfreesborobaseball.com T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 4 - 16.

Grassland Softball League grasslandsoftball.com Softball for girls ages 5 - 17.

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 and t-ball for ages 4 - 5.

Williamson County Parks & Recreation wcparksandrec.com • 370-3471 Spring softball leagues for ages 6 - 18.

Murfreesboro Softball murfreesborosoftball.com • 896-0855 Slow pitch softball for ages 3 - 18 and fast pitch for 8U 18U.

Lebanon Girls Softball Association cityoflebanontn.org Girls ages 4 - 18 can play softball at a new complex.

One Goal Sports onegoalsports.net • 896-7309 T-ball for ages 4 - 5 and coach pitch baseball for ages 6 - 7. Smyrna Baseball League smyrnabaseballleague.org League play for ages 4 - 18. Smyrna Fastpitch League smyrnafastpitch.org • 804-4754 Girls softball leagues for ages 4 and older.

wilson county

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davidson county

White House Dixie Youth leaguelineup.com/whdixie Baseball for ages 5 - 14 and softball for ages 6 - 16.

williamson county

Brentwood Babe Ruth Baseball brentwoodbaberuth.baberuthonline.com 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. East Williamson Athletics ewasports.com Baseball and softball for ages 5 and older. Franklin Baseball Club fbcleagues.com • 573-6465 League play for ages 4 - 18. Girls Softball Association of Franklin gsaof.org • 791-4363 League play for ages 5 - 17 includes coach pitch, slow and fast pitch. Grassland Baseball League grasslandbaseball.com Competitive baseball for boys ages 5 - 17.

A-Game goagame.com Middle and high school fall basketball leagues, travel teams for grades 4 - 8, private lessons and summer camps for kids.

Ultimate Sports Basketball Academy (USBA) usbasports.com Recreational and travel teams offered year round for children and youth of all ages. Also, summer camps available.

Upward Basketball Church Leagues upward.org Twenty-two leagues in multiple Middle Tennessee counties for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Portland Dixie Softball and Baseball portlanddixie.com Open to girls ages 4 - 15 and boys ages 4 - 19.

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basketball

Tennessee Youth Baseball Association Murfreesboro • tybaball.com • 890-1540 T-ball, coach pitch, kid pitch and girls’ fast pitch for ages 3 - 16.

Hendersonville Parks and Recreation hendersonvilleparks.org • 822-3898 Spring and fall baseball for ages 5 - 15, summer baseball for ages 4 - 12.

Hendersonville Parks and Recreation hendersonvilleparks.org • 822-3898 Youth league play for boys in grades 1 - 9 and girls in grades 1 - 12.

Franklin Youth Basketball Program 370-3471, ext. 17 Basketball for boys and girls ages 5 - 17 through Williamson County Parks and Recreation.

Season played: Winter for schools; spring and summer for leagues; skills camps in summer.

Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation goodlettsvilleparks.com • 851-2253 Spring and fall co-ed t-ball for ages 4 - 5.

Gallatin Leisure Services eteamz.com/gallatinleisureservices • 451-5911 Youth Basketball Leagues for boys and girls ages 5 - 18.

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

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

Gallatin Leisure Services eteamz.com/gallatinleisureservices • 451-5911 American Legion baseball for ages 7 - 12 and girls’ softball for ages 5 - 18.

sumner county

Bellevue Basketball Association bbahoops.net • 642-9633 League play for boys ages 5 - 15 and girls ages 6 - 11. Teams play according to the National Alliance for Youth Sports guidelines. Metro Parks & Recreation 862-8424, ext. 345 • nashville.gov/parks Basketball leagues for ages 4 - 15. Nashville Celtics 724-2511 • nashvilleceltics.com League play for ages 17 and younger. Youth Encouragement Services 315-5333 • youthencouragement.org League for inner-city school-age children runs November February. Youth Inc. Junior Pro Basketball 1160 Gallatin Road South, Ste. 121, Madison 865-0003 • youthincorporated.org League play for ages 4 - 14. West Nashville Sports League 376-4700 • wnsl.org Summer basketball league play for children in grades K - 9.

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Hooptown USA 6910 Stroop Lane, Smyrna hooptown.net • 459-7676 Summer basketball leagues for boys and girls in grades 4 - 6. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Youth League Basketball allprosoftware.net/mprdyouthbasketball • 907-2251 Offers youth basketball for ages 8 - 17. One Goal Sports onegoalsports.net • 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.

Williamson County Athletics wcparksandrec.com • 799-9331 This website provides links to recreation complexes in Williamson County offering youth programs.

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Game on Sports mygameonsports.com Year round basketball and cheerleading for ages 4 - 12. Lebanon Recreation Department cityoflebanontn.org The Jr. Pro Basketball league is for boys and girls ages 6 - 13.

football Season played: Tackle: fall; touch and flag: spring and fall. Summer clinics and camps.

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Metro Parks and Recreation nashville.gov/parks/athletics • 862-8424 Flag football for ages 6 - 14 is available through the parks’ community centers. Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) leaguelineup.com/msyfl Football and cheerleading teams include: West Nashville Broncos • westnashvillebroncos.com/ joomla Gra Mar Pirates • 299-9092 Una Bears • 399-1872 • unarecreation.org NCS Cobras • ncscobras.com Woodbine Colts • 730-3865 Flatrock Vols • 585-2410 Shelby Park Jaguars • shelbyparkjaguars.org Inglewood Panthers • 268-5019 Neely’s Bend Tigers • 482-7746 Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Bellevue Steelers • teampages.com/clubs/794 Football • 482-4628 Cheerleading • 306-4123 Bordeaux Eagles • bordeauxeagles.net • 429-8050 Donelson-Hermitage Warriors 543-6349 • dhwarriors.com (please turn the page)

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sports 4 kids East Side Bobcats • eteamz.com/eastsidebobcats Middle Tennessee Bulldogs • mtbulldogs.org • 573-9966 Old Hickory Bulldawgs • ohbulldawgs.com • 710-6174 Waverly-Belmont Bulldogs Athletic Director • 668-9015 Cheerleading • 578-4608

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Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) leaguelineup.com/msyfl Football and cheerleading teams include: La Vergne Wolverines • lavergneyouthfootball.org Football • 506-5245 Cheerleading • 473-1285 Murfreesboro Warriors • murfreesborowarriors.com Football • 596-8833 Cheer • cheerdirector.warriors@gmail.com Murfreesboro Youth League Football allprosoftware.net/murfreesboroathletics • 907-2251 Football for ages 7 - 13. One Goal Sports onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 Flag football ages 7 - 12 and cheerleading for ages 6 - 12. 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 Cheerleading • 679-6426

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

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Game on Sports mygameonsports.com Spring and fall flag football and cheerleading for ages 4 - 12. Lebanon Recreation Department cityoflebanontn.org The Jr. Pro Football league is for ages 5 - 11. Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Lebanon Blue Devils lebanonyouthfootballandcheer.org Mt. Juliet Bears • 754-7314

gymnastics Season played: Year round.

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Charles Harding Gymnastics 1200 Northgate Business Pkwy., Madison 860-0190 • charlesharding.com Recreational gymnastics for boys and girls, plus cheerleading. Cheer 1 Gymnastics & Dance 7657 Hwy. 70 S., Ste. 101, Nashville cheeranddance1.com Gymnastics and cheerleading classes for preschoolers and older.

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Gaby’s Gymnastics School 1186 Antioch Pike, Nashville 331-8111 • gabysgym.net Classes for girls and boys ages 3 - 18.

Hendersonville Titans Football 495-4433 • hendersonvillecivitans.com Ages 5 - 12 can play flag football. Practices start in July.

Nashville Gymnastics Training Center 3317 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 298-2264 • nashvillegtc.com Instructional and competitive options are available for all ages.

Hendersonville Knights 630-2637 • hendersonvilleknights.com Football and cheer for ages 5 - 12.

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Gallatin Green Wave • gyfl.org • 451-3040 Goodlettsville Trojans • 400-4670 Portland Youth Football League ptownfootball.com Football and cheerleadling for ages 5 - 12.

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A-Game goagame.com Flag football academy in the summer for grades K - 7; fall flag football for grades K - 7. 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

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School of Dance and Music 2001 Blair Blvd., Nashville 298-5271 • danceandmusicnow.com Gymnastics classes for all levels are available every Wednesday. West Side Gymnastics and Cheer 11 Vaughn’s Gap Road, Nashville 352-8500 • wacgymnastics.com Recreational and competitive gymnastics for ages 4 and older.

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Creative Me Gymnastics 871 Seven Oaks Blvd., #210, Smyrna 459-5512 • cmegym.com Gymnastics and cheerleading classes for all ages. Elite Energy Gymnastics and Cheerleading 2121 Battlefield Pkwy., Murfreesboro 890-6611 • eliteenergygymastics.com Developmental and competitive gymnastics for ages 5 and older. ETC Gymnastics 1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro • 867-6900 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna • 617-7644 etcgymnastics.com Competitive and recreational programs for ages 5 and older.

Premier Athletics 412 Golden Bear Court, Ste. C, Murfreesboro 896-7300 • premierathletics.com Gymnastics and cheer for ages 4 and older.

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Gymini Athletics 332 Freehill Road, Hendersonville 824-4644 • gyminiathletics.com Recreational for boys and girls ages 5 and older plus a competitive program. Masters School of Gymnastics 303 Hancock St., Gallatin • 451-7572 175 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 824-8002 • mastersgym.com Preschool, educational and competitive gymnastics options, plus cheer. My Gym of Hendersonville 206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville 824-8002 • my-gym.com/hendersonville Gymnastics programs for preschoolers to age 13.

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Let it Shine Gymnastics 1892 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 369-3547 • lisgym.com Recreational and competitive gymnastics programs for boys and girls. MPACT Sports 1647 Mallory Lane, Brentwood 377-3444 • mpactsports.com Recreational, rhythmic and competitive gymnastics for preschoolers and older. My Gym of Brentwood 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 371-5437 • my-gym.com/brentwood Gymnastics programs for preschoolers to age 13. Premier Athletics 123 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 108, Franklin 896-7300 • premierathletics.com Gymnastics and cheer for ages 4 and older. Shining Light Gymnastics 4922 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill 931-486-0410 Recreational and competitive gymnastics programs for boys and girls.

wilson county

School of Dance and Music 2228 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 754-9186 • danceandmusicnow.com Gymnastics classes for all levels are available every Wednesday. Universal Gymnastics 5003 Market Place, Mt. Juliet 758-4791 • universalgymdancecheer.com Recreational for ages 3 and older, including a boys program.

soccer Season played: Spring, summer, fall. Indoor leagues in winter. Tennessee Soccer tnsoccer.org Tennessee State Soccer Association is the overseeing organization for more than 41,000 registered youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. It also facilitate the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for boys and girls.


Upward Sports 800-585-4721 • upward.org The largest Christian sports league for kids, soccer leagues (and other sports) are facilitated through church organizations in several Middle Tennessee counties for children in grades K - 6. There are eight soccer leagues in Middle Tennessee.

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North Rutherford Soccer Association nrssoccer.org Recreational soccer for boys and girls in divisions U5 - 18. Select soccer (Stones River Futbol Club) for boys and girls in divisions U8 - U18. Tryouts for select take place in early June.

Harpeth Youth Soccer Association 662-1466 • harpethsoccer.com/hysa Harpeth Youth Soccer Association offers select soccer in fall and spring for girls and boys in divisions U3 through U12. Metro Parks and Recreation nashville.gov/parks • 862-8424, ext. 345 Soccer for ages 9 and under.

Murfreesboro Soccer Club murfreesborosoccer.com • 631-3007 Recreational soccer for boys and girls in divisions U5 - U19 in the spring. Select soccer (Murfreesboro Strikers) for boys and girls in divisions U8 - U19 for spring and fall seasons. Tryouts for select take place in late May/early June.

One Goal Sports onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 Spring and fall soccer for ages 3 - 12.

Middle Tennessee Futbol Club mtfcsoccer.com Goodlettsville’s recreational soccer association provides play for ages 3 and older in division U4 - U18.

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Nashville Soccer United 292-8642 • nashvillesoccerunited.com Travel and recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 7 - 13.

Hendersonville Soccer Club hendersonvillesoccerclub.com Recreational fall and spring soccer for children ages U4 - U18. Summer camps are offered in conjunction with Tennessee United Soccer Club and Middle Tennessee Futbol Club.

Nashville Youth Soccer Association nysa-soccer.org • 268-6349 or 944-4271 Fall and spring recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 3 - 18. Also annually hosts a Kick It 3v3 soccer shootout each June, taking place this year June 8 - 9. St. Bartholomew’s Soccer Academy 4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville stbsoccer.com • 377-4750 Recreational soccer for ages 3 - 9.

Gallatin Soccer Club gallatinsoccerclub.org Recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 2 - 17.

Portland Soccer Club portlandtnsoccerclub.com Soccer for youth ages U4 - U14. Tennessee United Soccer Club tnunitedsc.com Select soccer program for age groups U8 - U18. White House Youth Soccer whysoccer.org

Soccer for youth ages U4 - U14. White House Soccer Club is the select team affiliate.

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Tennessee Football Club tennesseesoccerclub.com Brentwood Soccer Club and Tennessee Futbol Club completed a merger last month, bringing together Williamson County’s two top competitive leagues into one. Select soccer for boys and girls in age divisions U8 - U19. Tryouts take place in late May/early June for fall/spring seasons. Williamson County Soccer Association williamsoncountysoccer.com • 791-0590 Recreational soccer for boys and girls in U5 - U19 divisions. Offers indoor and outdoor play, camps and clinics. Williamson County Parks and Recreation wcparksandrec.com Provides recreational summer 3v3 youth soccer for girls and boys, a boys’ winter league and a Tiny Tots clinic. For information about the program, contact Amber Morris at amberh@williamson-tn.org or Jen Barnes at jenb@ williamson-tn.org. Also, open play soccer is available for $3 per person at Brentwood Arena (377-6530) or the Franklin Arena (790-5792). Call ahead for times and availability.

wilson county

Central Tennessee Soccer 754-2380 • mjsoccer.org Recreational league in Mt. Juliet with fall and spring seasons for ages 4 - 18. Game on Sports mygameonsports.com Spring and fall soccer for ages 4 - 12. Wilson United Soccer League lebanontn.org Spring and fall seasons for ages 4 - 18.

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Dr. David Sain Orthodontics

Dr. Sain graduated from college with a Chemistry degree. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee Dental School and completed his residency and Masters of Science in Orthodontics in 1982. Dr. Sain taught Craniofacial Growth and Development at Vanderbilt University Medical School. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Dental Assisting Program, Chairs the TDA Wellness Committee, and holds membership in American Association of Orthodontics and American Dental Association.

Dr. Sain’s most important achievements have come in his personal life. He and his wife, Sonia, have two wonderful daughters, Holly Pearson and Jessica Leech, along with their husbands, Christian and Jeff. They blessed them with four beautiful grandchildren. Dr. Sain is very involved in World Outreach Church and helps lead several Men’s Bible Studies.

1849 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 | (615) 890-7246 | www.smileteam4u.com

Dr. Nancy Bradbury Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Nancy Bradbury received her medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where she also completed her internship and residency. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She opened her new “state of the art” office in the Hunt Club in 2012 and enjoys the one on one relationship with her patients, which a small practice allows.

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Dr. Tif Siragusa Vascular Surgery Dr. Siragusa graduated with his Medical Degree from The University of Texas in 2001. Having a passion for Surgical Patient Care continued on to complete postgraduate residency training in General Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, serving as Chief Resident during his final year. Upon finishing training he relocated to Nashville after being recruited by Summit Medical Center in 2008 to establish a regional Vascular Surgery Center to serve the needs of the community. After working for HCA for four years, he decided to expand the practice and started the Siragusa Vein & Vascular Center of Nashville. Dr. Siragusa now has an office in Hermitage on the Summit Medical Center Campus as well as a new office in Green Hills. The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center is distinctively recognized as an expert in venous therapies and comes highly recommended by many physicians who

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refer their patients to us regularly. Our minimally invasive techniques eliminate the down time associated with surgical procedures of the past. Most patients drive themselves to the office and back home after treatments, avoiding the inconvenience of disrupting the schedules of family or friends. Moms can get back to taking care of the kids that day and most people are back to work the next day. As a specialist in vein treatment and vascular surgey, Dr. Siragusa also excels in the evaluation and treatment of other conditions including Carotid Artery Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Deep Vein Thrombosis.

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Todd Davidson, D.C.

Irina Didier, M.D.

Rob Tomsett, P.A.-C.

This is one of my favorite doctors because he is so caring about what he does. My son has autism, and he and his staff have done everything to ease my son into the care that he needs. He is so patient and understanding. He is open to feedback and how to do things better and he really cares about the health and needs of his patients. Jasmine Millar

Dr. Didier is my daughter’s PCP. She makes her feel so comfortable while sick. It took six adults to get a strep test sample at the hospital, but when following up with Dr. Didier the next week ... Didier did it alone, without any crying! My daughter has grown a trust in her in just a couple of months. A trust she has NEVER had with a doctor before. Dr. Didier has a gift, a gift I’m very thankful for during times of illness. Amber Presley

Rob is one of the most caring, helpful selfless caretakers I have ever met. He goes out of his way with his time and caring to make you feel you are important and he cares. He never refuses to fit a patient in or stay late or come in on weekends himself to help a patient. GracePointe Healthcare is truly the best practice in this area. His staff is friendly, caring and helpful. They schedule so there is virtually no waiting time for your appointment, and their prices are the best I have seen — great for people with no insurance or high deductible. Julie, Rob’s wife, is the office manager and is awesome. She takes time with patients to let them know they and their issues are important. She is never too busy to talk with someone in the office or on the phone. They also give the best shots in town! That’s important to me and a lot of patients say, “That is the best shot I have ever gotten!” Please consider this office for a nomination. Carolyn McCormick Gulliver

Tennessee Chiropractic Alliance tnchiropracticalliance.com

CHIROPRACTORS Chris A. Banning, D.C. White House Chiropractic whitehousechiropractic.com

He cares so much about his patients and takes extra time to let them know he cares. Lindsay

Christopher M. Boles, D.C. Exodus Chiropractic, Franklin exoduschiropracticoffranklin.com

Dr. Chris is passionate about what he does and the benefits of chiropractics. Both my children, as well as myself, have reaped the benefits. My son has better attention at school, fall allergies were non-existent and asthma attacks have greatly reduced. My daughter is having fewer reflux issues. I am also sleeping well for the first time in years! Michelle

Deborah Kowalski, B.S., D.C., R.N. Kowalski Chiropractic Nashville • kowalskichiro.com

Family Friendly. Promotes drug free lifestyles. Brad Talbott

Kelly Buchholz, D.C.

Laser Therapy & Chiropractic Center Murfreesboro murfreesborochiropractor.com Dr. Kelly is amazing. She always makes time for her patients and make you feel like your part of the family. She has a great staff and can always get the “kinks” out. Love her! Andrea H.

Kenneth Ryan Shaw, D.C.

Beel Chiropractic Center, Inc. Smyrna • smyrnatnchiropractor.com Dr. Shaw is a great chiropractor. I would recommend him to anyone. Heather M.

R.J. Beel, D.C.

Beel Chiropractic Center, Inc. Smyrna • beelchiropractic.com He has been practicing for a long time and knows what he is doing. He will give you his home number and come in on his days off if you are in pain. Lorie

Timothy J. Adair, D.C.

Duensing & Adair Chiropractic Clinic Goodlettsville • dajchiro.com Dr. Adair is amazing! I have gone to chiropractors all my life, and I have finally found the best one! Erin Husted

FAMILY PRACTICE Alison Kucich, D.O.

Tri Star Medical Group Fairvue, Gallatin tristarmedicalgroup-fairvue.com I love Dr. Kucich! I’ve been seeing her for about eight years now. She is wonderful — she speaks in my language (not doctor language), she takes the time to explain things and answer my questions. She’s interested enough in me to ask about my daughter, (who is also a patient). Sharon Rein

Anitha S. Dhar, M.D.

Dhar Family Medicine, Smyrna dharfamilymedicine.com Very caring, great bedside manner, trustworthy. Hsinpei Lee

Bradley N. Bullock, M.D. Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic Brentwood • csimp.net

It is great to have a doctor your entire family can see. My three daughters love him and actually look forward to going to the doctor! He takes so much extra time to listen to us. We have been going to him for a decade and feel lucky to have him. Gina Ketchum

Daniel B. Kalb, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P. Cool Springs Family Medicine Franklin • csfmed.net

Takes a holistic approach towards healthcare. Great when raising your child to be healthy and not dependent on medicine! Autumn Bruner

Felisa L. Gilbert, M.D., F.A.A.P. Tennessee Medicine & Pediatrics Smyrna • tnmedpeds.com

Dr. Gilbert is an internist and a pediatrician, so she cares for our entire family. She is attentive and compassionate. Since we see her so frequently, I feel that we have a better relationship with her than we would if every member of our family went to a different doctor. Vanessa Laughlin

Vanderbilt Medical Group, Franklin williamsonmedicalcenter.org

J. Rand Hayes, II, M.D., R.Ph. Family Health Group, Spring Hill familyhealthgroup.com

Dr. Hayes is awesome, as well as his partner, Dr. Lafferty! They really and truly listen to you and your concerns. He spends time with you to understand what is going on. He’s not afraid to order extra tests (radiology or labs) and he helps you get better. His office has long hours every day and will work you in if needed! Sharon Burns

GracePointe Healthcare Franklin • gracepointehealthcare.com

Tadayuki Yoneyama, M.D.

Julie McElroy, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Heritage Medical Associates at Grassland, Franklin heritagemedical.com

She is great with all three of my kids she is always happy and kind and the kids just love her. She explains all her procedures. She will go above and beyond her call as a doctor. April Johns

Dr. Yoneyama is not only our family physician but our children’s pediatrician. He is kind, thorough and always takes the time to listen to our concerns before making a diagnosis. We completely trust him with our medical care and highly recommend him to anyone seeking a physician. Brandi Thigpen

Centennial Pediatrics Smyrna • centpeds.com

Mathew L. Perkins, M.D.

Tennessee Medicine & Pediatrics Both Smyrna and Murfreesboro tnmedpeds.com Perkins is a remarkable physician for both me and my kids (sons) and for his expertise and fun interaction. I love his pediatric and internal medicine knowledge — we call him a walking, talking Medical Encyclopedia, a brainiac with humor. Lucky us to have found him! Rebekah Majors-Manley

Peter J. Swarr, M.D., F.A.A.P. Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic Brentwood • csimp.net

Dr. Swarr is always so kind and attentive when I bring my twins into his office. He always takes the time to listen to my questions and concerns and I love the way he takes the time to ask my kids questions. He truly takes an interest and cares for each individual patient. Leighann Quinlan

OB/GYN Leigh S. Redden, M.D. Women’s Group of Franklin womensgroupfranklin.com

Dr. Redden is very professional, knowledgeable and personable. She makes you feel comfortable and in control of everything going on and will always keep you informed of all possibilities. Dr. Redden always made me feel like she genuinely cared for my well-being and the health of my babies. She is by far the best doctor I’ve ever seen and would recommend her to anyone! Meghan Miller

OPHTHALMOLOGY Karla J. Johns, M.D.

Karla J. Johns, M.D., Nashville Dr. Johns is very soft spoken, but her clinical skills are excellent and she has just the right touch with kids — making them feel at ease and even joking with them. Two of my children wear glasses and she has always provided top notch service; they look forward to their visits with her. Her office is very easily accessible as well. Angela Plasko

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W. Gregory Cook, M.D.

Franklin Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, franklinorthomd.com

C. Wade Hyatt, III, O.D. Nashville Eye Group nashvilleeyegroup.com

Because we know and love him personally, and we so appreciate the extra care and personalized attention he gives each patient. Ginger

Daxx Dunn, O.D.

Family Vision Care of Cool Springs Franklin • drdaxxdunn.com He takes his time with patients and is beyond excellent with kids. I have taken both of my sons (4 years and 1 year) to him and will be using him for years to come. Amy Sherwin

ORTHOPAEDICS John W. Klekamp, M.D.

Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Franklin • vanderbilthealth.com Best ortho surgeon who takes the time to listen, explain and not rush out the door. Conservative medical treatment but honest about options (including surgery). Anybody having spinal/cervical disk problems will be in great hands. I hope I don’t have to go back for additional surgery, but would not want anyone else performing surgery on my spine/disks than him. Eric Ignatin

Scott Dube, M.D.

Nashville Bone & Joint drdube.com Dube has a special way of dealing with all ages! My mother has been treated by Dr. Dube for a broken foot and she is 62 ... and my daughter recently, age 4, for a broken arm. He treated them as if they were his own! His consideration for both my mother and daughter was exceptional! He made sure my office visits were quick considering I had children with me and he was extremely thorough! I would never go to anyone else! Bernadette Siragusa

I took a hard fall one morning and my hubby got me to the emergency room where they diagnosed me with a broken elbow and told me to see an orthopaedist as soon as possible. I called a friend for advice and she suggested Dr. Greg, and I called and they told me to come right over. They were all so caring and sweet and Dr. Greg explained everything to me and showed me my X-rays and did a great job repairing my elbow. I’ve been back a few times for other issues and sent many friends there, and everyone just loves him. Also, that you can get right in, free parking and very nice staff. Debra Welborn

OTOLARYNGOLOGY (ENT) Dan Viner, M.D.

Otolaryngology Associates of Tennessee, Nashville oatenn.com Dr. Viner was such a wonderful doctor when my daughter had her tonsils out. He really took the time to talk with her and put her concerns at ease. He had such a terrific bedside manner. Erica Jacobs

Harold F. Moessner, M.D. Cool Springs Allergy Associates Franklin • coolspringsallergy.net

Dr. Moessner has an air of experience that overwhelms us with confidence in his abilities as a doctor. He will give his advice and always back it up with research studies that we as parents can reference. We sincerely appreciate his many years of experience and his determination to keep up with even the newest ideas and research. Laura Wells

Marc D. Rosenthal, M.D. Cool Springs Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy, Brentwood coolspringsent.com

Dr. Rosenthal has been caring for our 2-yearold for a little more than a year now. He has gone above and beyond to help resolve his issues. Our little guy has already had balloon sinus surgery which made us very nervous. Rosenthal explains procedures well, is very flexible with his treatment plans and available when needed or will call something in. He has been very empathetic towards us and what our son has endured. Maybe that comes from having so many children of his own! Angela Thompson

SPECIALISTS Caroline Gannon, DPM

Physicians Urgent Care, Franklin physiciansurgentcare.com

Dr. Gannon was warm, caring and professional throughout my treatment. She took the time to explain what needed to be done and made sure all my questions were answered. My procedure went perfectly, and I’m back on my feet, doing great. I couldn’t have asked for better care. Heather Morris

Physicians Urgent Care is a wonderful place to go and get medical care. As an urgent care practice goes, they have six on staff ER physicians, which is unheard of in urgent care today. No more worrying about the physicians assistants training or if the nurse practitioner really knows what she is talking about. This is real medical care at a incredibly fast rate and for a lot less money. Kelley Smallwood

Sonya F. Brooks, M.D.

Stephen Anderson, M.D.

Great bedside manner! She is very personable and thorough. Trelanda Scruggs

Very quick service and everyone in the office is great. Mark Henry

James A. Johns, M.D.

Nabil Boutros, M.D.

He saved my daughter’s life on Nov. 27, 1988. She had a heart defect and Johns was with her all the way! Mindy Thomas

These doctors are dedicated to giving quality care with almost no wait. When you go to their practice, unlike most these days, you actually see a doctor — not a physician’s assistant! They counsel their patients properly and take the time to answer their questions. Their facility is not sterile, it is comfortable and welcoming. Emily Fengler

University Foot & Ankle Centers Franklin • universityfootandankle.com

Skyline Neuroscience Associates Nashville • skylineneuroscience.com

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org

URGENT CARE Lawrence J. Valdez, M.D. American Family Care, Nashville americanfamilycare.com

Dr. Valdez is the nicest, fastest and most caring doctor my child has ever seen. My son had a fever and rash and Dr. Valdez saw him within five minutes of us walking in the door. He made me feel comfortable and was great with my son. I highly recommend Dr. Valdez. Lisa

David Whetstone, M.D.

Physicians Urgent Care, Franklin physiciansurgentcare.com I have brought my daughter into the urgent care and have been seen by Whetstone twice within a week for different complaints. He remembered her, is always courteous, placed her at ease and delivered competent care. I feel sincerely that he genuinely cares about his patients’ outcomes. He sent us to a local ER for further care after one visit, and he wanted us to follow up with him as to her final disposition. I felt as if he truly cared when I phoned him the next day and he immediately came on the line. This is a breath of fresh air in an often crazy medical environment that can so often be task oriented. Kim Domaradzki

Brady Allen, M.D.

Physicians Urgent Care, Franklin physiciansurgentcare.com Beautiful and comfortable environment. Quickest care I have ever received and very friendly staff. Miriam Wiggins

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Brian Fengler, M.D.

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Kevin Beier, M.D.

Physicians Urgent Care, Franklin physiciansurgentcare.com What a joy it was to find Beier! He’s incredibly knowledgeable and experienced. You feel VALUED. Not only is Beier highly skilled, he’s focused and really LISTENS to his patients. No rush, no hurry. He treats patients with both great kindness and respect and will do everything he can to heal and to help. In our family’s case, Beier went the extra mile to contact our insurance company and work with them to have my son’s appropriate (but not normally covered) treatment fully covered. (He offered to do this without being asked. That has never happened to us before. We were speechless. Then he worked with a local MRI facility and managed to get us in as quickly as possible versus the normal weekend wait since this was on a Friday afternoon. Kate Chorba

VASCULAR SURGERY Tif Siragusa, M.D.

Siragusa Vein & Vascular Center Nashville • nashvilleveincenter.com My legs looked like they are 60 years old when I’m only 42. I wanted them to look better and Dr. Siragusa’s procedure was quick and easy. He made sure all my questions were answered and followed up on me because he really cares about his patients. You should see my legs now! So smooth and no more veiny lines. Samira


Chiropractic

A common misconception is that chiropractic care can only help with back or neck pain, but it can actually benefit most family members. Many obstetricians realize the benefit of chiropractic care during pregnancy to relieve back pain, acid reflux, headaches, and other pregnancy related symptoms. For the child athlete, chiropractic care can be the difference between playing one season and becoming the best in that sport each year.

Drs. Todd and Alison Davidson offer services for the entire family. They work closely with several area doctors to assure each patient receives the best care possible. They’ve been voted Favorite Chiropractor for the past 3 years and are one of the few offices in Tennessee certified in the Webster Technique, Activator Method, Graston Technique, and Kinesiotaping.

875 Seven Oaks Blvd., Ste. 430, Smyrna, TN 37167 | (615) 984-7451 | www.tnchiropracticalliance.com

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George Adams Sr. D.D.S., M.S.D. & George Adams Jr. D.M.D. Pediatric Dentistry

for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently serves as the pediatric consultant for the Tennessee Board of Dentistry’s committee on sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Adams Sr. also is a member of the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

4515 Harding Road, #114 Nashville, TN 37205 | (615) 297-7597 | www.adamspediatricdentistry.com

Ray Meneely, M.D., F.A.A.P. Scott Brooks, M.D., F.A.A.P Allison Cummings Coudon, M.D., F.A.A.P. Tim J. Carr, Jr., M.D., F.A.A.P.

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Welcome to Adams Pediatric Dentistry, home of two nominated Favorite Docs! We have been providing comprehensive pediatric dental care to children in Middle Tennessee for over 36 years. Both dentists are board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Adams Sr. has served as an examiner and consultant for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and on the committee of sedation and general anesthesia

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Pediatric Associates of Franklin At Pediatric Associates of Franklin, our practice is focused on assisting families in the health and wellness of their children. With state-of-theart facilities and equipment, along with the best doctors in our area, we provide healthcare for infants, children adolescents and young adults in Williamson County and surrounding counties.

clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical School.

All of our doctors are pediatricians are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. The F.A.A.P. designation after each doctor’s name means that he or she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatric Associates of Franklin was also voted Best Pediatric Office in Williamson County at the 2013 Sizzle Awards.

Our board-certified doctors see newborn babies delivered at Williamson Medical Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Our doctors are on the

Pediatric Associates of Franklin has been Williamson County’s premier pediatric practice winning the Best of Parenting Award 13 years in a row! This year we are also honored to have Dr. Meneely, Dr. Brooks, Dr. Carr and Dr. Coudon nominated as Mom-Approved Favorite Docs.

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Camp Laney 916 West River Road, Mentone camplaney.com • rmhammond@mindspring.com

256-634-4066

Camp Laney is an independent, traditional boys’ camp located on Lookout Mountain in northeastern Alabama. Camp Laney is accredited by the ACA and offers four two-week sessions for ages 8 - 14 and a one-week junior camp session for boys finishing grade 2. Activities include canoeing, water slide, swimming, team sports, ropes course, climbing wall, mountain biking, bouldering, archery, riflery and tennis. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Camp Woodmont 381 Moonlight Drive, Cloudland, GA campwoodmont.com • alyson@campwoodmont.com

423-472-6070

Camp Woodmont is a traditional, overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Just 30 minutes from Chattanooga, Camp Woodmont features horseback riding, high ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery and more. Founded on Christian principles in 1981, Camp Woodmont is the perfect place to build lifelong friendships and memories. Open House May 19, 2 - 5 p.m. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Deer Run Camps and Retreats 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station camps.deerrunretreat.org • registration@deerrunretreat.org

794-2918

Age-graded camps for pre-teens grade 3 - 5, middle schoolers grade 6 - 8, and high schoolers grade 9 - 12. One-week, six-night camps plus a two-week middle school camp in June. Campers grow in character, respect, leadership, and build life-long friendships. Horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, crazy games, lake (water slide, aqua park, swimming, canoes, zip line), low or high ropes, night hiking, wiffle ball, wild water games, skits, nightly speaker and worship, and age-graded small group Bible study. Campers receive a t-shirt and DVD of their camp week. Ten miles south of Franklin, 100 wooded acres. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Doe River Gorge 220 Doe River Gorge Road, Hampton doerivergorge.com

423-725-4010

Doe River Gorge offers a variety of camps for rising grade 3 - grade 12 students. Activities includes rappeling, zip lines, whitewater tubing, The Blob, lake fun, wakeboarding/water skiing, paintball, riflery/archery, horseback riding, team building, biblical teaching, music, and much more. Doe River Gorge is truly a life changing experience. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

191 Main St., Banner Elk, NC lmc.edu/whats_happening/summer_camps • austinb@lmc.edu

828-898-5241

Offering a variety of camps to students who seek excitement both in and out of the classroom. Whether you hit the court or take the stage, LMC has a camp for you. Academic camps include: creative and performing arts, outdoor leadership and adventure, wildlife rehabilitation, and field studies. Athletic options include: softball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and more. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Riverview Camp for Girls 757 CR 614, Mentone, AL riverviewcamp.com • info@riverviewcamp.com

800-882-0722

A traditional Christian summer camp for girls located on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone, AL. Riverview offers both one-and two-week options for girls ages 6 - 16. Activities include: horseback riding, ropes course, canoeing, swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, archery, golf, and more. Accredited by the American Camping Association. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

YMCA Camp Ocoee 111 YMCA Drive, Ocoee campocoee.com • info@campocoee.com

423-338-5588

Located in the mountains of southeast Tennessee, Camp Ocoee has been providing children with wilderness adventures since 1923. One-week sessions for boys and girls ages 7 - 17. 4:1 camper to staff ratio. Strong Christian environment. Activities include paintball, whitewater rafting, kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, camp outs and many more. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch campwidji.org • dlogsdon@ymcamidtn.org

360-2267

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. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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LOCAL DAY CAMPS Abacus Math Club Classes and Summer Camp Held at Pump It Up, Brentwood abacusmathclub.com • inga@taskwhiz.com

656-3532

Abacus Math Club offers a half-day academic enrichment summer day camp for children ages 5 - 9 at Pump It Up in Brentwood. Children will have daily classes in math, reading, and manners. Activities include hands-on lessons, educational games, puppet shows, and recess in the bounce and play area. Master the FUNdamentals this summer with options to come multiple weeks for different, exciting themes. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Academy Child Development Centers and Preschools 201 Westwood Place, Brentwood 1401 Baffin Lane, Franklin 114 Prospect Ave., Franklin 270 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 151 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville 1404 Gateway Blvd, Murfreesboro 7836 Learning Lane, Nashville 4615 Thompsons Ridge Road, Thompson’s Station academychilddevelopment.com

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This summer your kids can GROW, LEARN, PLAY! The Academy “wows” once again with a non-stop summer program that includes special weekly guests, adventurous themes and our exclusive Kindergarten Boot Camp. Well-known for our incredibly creative seasonal activities, Summer at the Academy is no exception. Voted Best Preschool by Nashville Parent readers for 5 consecutive years.

Adventure Science Center - ScienceQuest Camp 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville adventuresci.org/camps

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ScienceQuest camp provides a wide range of enrichment programs for your scientists in grades K - 9. Programs combine science, technology, engineering, and math in ways that encourage kids to discover and examine concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Early drop-off and late pick-up available.

Barfield School of Dance 2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro barfieldschoolofdance.com

896-3118

Summer Dance Camps. Three sessions: Jun. 3 - 7 (ages 3 - 10); Jun. 10 - 15 (ages 10 - 15); Jun. 17 - 21 (ages 3 - 10). Overnight camp Jun. 10 - 15 (ages 8 - 15). Register online or call our studio. Fall Open House and registration, Jul. 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Offering ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and Irish step dance for ages 3 - adult, and creative dance (ages 2 - 4).

Bellevue Dance Center 7097-J Old Harding Pike, Nashville bellevuedancecenter.com

662-8553

Register now for summer sessions, camps, and intensives on our website. Featuring American Girl, Disney Brave, and Barbie in The Pink Shoes camps!

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Camp Crusader is a exciting summer camp program available to preschool and school age children to age 10. Camp Crusader features daily on-site activities like bike riding, cooking time, and arts and crafts, as well as field trips and daily bible study. Hot lunch is provided daily as well as morning and afternoon snacks. Weekly or daily schedule available. Go online to see the complete camp brochure.

Camp Idyllwild 3139 Blue Buck Creek Road, Duck River campidyllwild.com • campidyllwild@gmail.com

541-9453

Thank you for voting us one of your favorite day camps yet again. Offering a nature-focused day camp experience for children age 5 (rising K) - 13. Secluded, rural 30-acre property with two spring-fed creeks, wooded hiking paths, and plenty of activities. Wholesome and organic snacks, t-shirt, and round-trip transportation provided. Transportation space is limited. Early registration discount available until Mar. 1.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville cheekwood.org • kterrell@cheekwood.org

353-9827

For art and outdoor adventures, you can’t beat summer camps at Cheekwood! Keep your kids busy and engaged this summer with time-tested favorites. We have an entire summer of fun and fresh classes to engage and inspire every young artist. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Currey Ingram Academy Summer Camps 6544 Murray Lane, Bentwood curreyingram.org/summercamps

507-3176

There’s something for everyone at Currey Ingram Academy this summer. In June, attend our half-day sports camps, equine camp, and/or the Greater Nashville Rock-and-Roll Theatre Camp (combo opportunities available). In July, come to Beech Creek Adventure Camp for science, music, art, theatre and creek-stomping.

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Lancaster Christian Academy

1885 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 377-9606 franklinschoolofperformingarts.com • info@franklinschoolofperformingarts.com

150 Soccer Way, Smyrna lancasterchristianacademy.org • lcaodea@gmail.com

Featuring week-long camps and regular classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and drama for ages 3 18. Celebrating our 22nd year! Check our website for camp details.

David Deaton Karate Brentwood 377-1100 Hendersonville 824-9111 754-6878 Mt. Juliet daviddeaton.com

223-0451

LCA is offering a superb Christian summer daily camp and specialty camps this summer. Kids will experience daily chapels, field trips, crafts, and fun in the daily camp. Our specialty camps offer a wide array of focus and training on specific talents and skills. Spots fill quickly so register today. LCA offers an outrageously fun summer camp program where kids grow in the Lord!

Lipscomb Academy Summer Day Camp 4517 Granny White Pike, Nashville lipscomb.edu/elementary • susan.mccollum@lipscomb.edu

466-6325

Our 42nd Martial Arts Summer Camp gives children these five life skills for free: 1. Easy to learn self defense; 2. Vital safety tips; 3. How to handle bullies; 4. What to do when parents aren’t around; 5. What to do when confronted by strangers. Easily learned and very effective curriculum. Our street proofing skills empower children to take precise and effective action only when needed. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Come join us for an exciting summer. We are offering our summer day camp for preK - grade 5 from Jun. 3 - Jul. 12. 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at $130 per week, or 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at $155 per week. We also will have several weekly Summer Explorations classes. Check our our website!

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3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station camps.deerrunretreat.org • registration@deerrunretreat.org

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Day camps for grades K - 5 and adventure day camps for grades 6 - 8. Discounts, monthly payments, extended care, and bus transportation. Lake activities (water slide, aqua park, swimming, canoes, zip line), skits, crazy games, wiffle ball, BB guns, archery, crafts, climbing tower, wild water games, creek wading, worship, fun songs, interactive age-graded small group Bible study. Adventure day camps also include 3-D archery, outdoor education and survival skills, Leap of Faith, paintball, and tree climbing with ropes and harnesses. Campers receive a t-shirt and DVD of their camp week. Ten miles south of Franklin, 100 wooded acres. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Franklin Road Academy - Summer FRA 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville fracamps.com • martinj@franklinroadacademy.com

831-0769

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Goofballs Summer Camps 1113 Murfreesboro Road, #360, Franklin letsgetgoofy.com/summercamp.php

861-3668

Your kids will have a blast at camp Gerty and Gasper. Our fully-engaged and fun goofballs staff are so excited to invite kids ages 6 - 10 to a week of unforgettable fun! Activities include arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, dance parties, trampoline, bumper cars, arcade, lazer frenzy, Goofballs Olympics, and a ton more. Come join us Jun. 17 - 21 and Jul. 8 - 12 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m.

Gustav’s Elite Training Soccer and Speed Program gustavselitetrainingtn.com • gustavselitetraining@gmail.com

294-7702

Middle Tennessee’s first premier soccer camp! G.E.T has teamed up with X-Factor Sports (XFS), to bring Nashville kids a great soccer program and an opportunity to better develop, harness and hone athletic performance and ability. G.E.T focuses on the technical and tactical training elements used by professional soccer coaches and players worldwide. G.E.T. welcomes young soccer players of varying abilities. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Holly Tree Christian Preschool Summer Quest 3421 Old Anderson Road, Antioch 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road, Brentwood hollytreechildcare.com

366-1750 377-6636

Holly Tree schools are about faith, family, and summer fun. Featuring cool fun for hot days as well a special guests and water fun too. Summer-themed weekly chapel and JAM classes (Jesus and Me!). The summer is no time to slow down at Holly Tree where we kick into overdrive to make the most of the summer season!

iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies Camps held at Vanderbilt internaldrive.com • info@internalDrive.com

888-709-8324

Gain a competitive edge! Build iPhone/Android apps, video games, programs in C++/Java, movies, and more at week-long, day and overnight programs held at Vanderbilt. Small classes for ages 7 - 17 in a fun, challenging, un-school environment. Also two-week, teen-only academies: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy (held at UNC-Chapel Hill), and iD Visual Arts Academy.

JA Biztown 120 Powell Place, Nashville janash.com/summercamp

627-1205

Campers ages 10 - 13 spend a week walking in their parents’ shoes. They’ll apply and interview for jobs, vote in elections, work as part of a business team, and earn and manage their own money. Two camp sessions are available: Jun. 24 - 28 and Jul. 8 - 12 (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.).

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For every kid who just can’t resist dismantling the toaster, the Lipscomb University/Nissan BisonBot Robotic Summer Camps will be the highlight of their summer. All camps will be held in the new Hughes Center engineering facility on the Lipscomb campus. For all ages 6 and up. Camps for beginners to advanced.

Mobile Music Academy mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com 301-8589 We bring high-quality music instruction from fun, energetic, qualified teachers to you. Lessons for piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, band and orchestral. This summer we are offering two new summer camps: Instrument Experience Summer Camp (ages 8 - 12) and Recording Studio Camp (ages 13 and up) held at Trevecca Nazarene University, Jun. 24 - 28. Register online.

Montgomery Bell Academy Sports Camps 4001 Harding Road, Nashville montgomerybell.edu/camps

Montgomery Bell Academy’s more than 100 different camps and classes allow rising kindergartners to high school boys and girls to fill their summer with activities. Sports, art, cooking, driver’s ed, leadership, study skills, Improv, Legos, and entrepreneurship are just a few of the myriad offerings. Check out our website for all information and to register.

Ms. Biz Entrepeneur Camps Held at Montgomery Bell Academy, University School Nashville and Battlground Academy msbiz.net

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Ms.Biz camps shows kids how to apply computer technology, math, and english skills to start their own real money-making business! Learning entrepreneurship inspires kids to make a difference. Kids will create, design, and sell their product or service. Kids learn when they are engaged and having fun.

Music City Riding Academy 13905 Old Hickory Blvd., Antioch musiccityridingacademy.com

495-7346

Featuring summer riding day camps. Weekly sessions May 20 - Aug. 2. Instruction for beginning to advanced students. Also offering lessons and boarding. Call now to reserve your spot!

New Frontiers 3939 Snowhill Road, Dowelltown newfrontiers.org

877-704-CAMP

Nestled among the hills just 60 miles east of Nashville rests an adventure programming facility that rivals almost any other place like it in the United States. We utilize challenge courses, camping, paintball, canoeing, and other outdoor pursuits to fight apathy, to prepare students to face life with strength and direction, and to challenge people to think strategically, communicate directly and live intentionally.

Old Fort Academy 210 Chaffin Place, Murfreesboro oldfortacademy.com

895-4347

Old Fort Academy’s Summer Camp is based on the idea of having fun while learning in a safe environment. Our campers take multiple trips per week. Meals and trips are included in the tuition. Call or visit our website for more information.

O’More College of Design, Summer Studio 423 S. Margin Street, Franklin omorecollege.edu

794-4254

Summer Studio at O’More takes young people to the next level of art education in digital media, design, and fine art. An eclectic and inspirational setting that will introduce budding artists to new media and techniques. Artists will be guided and instructed by art educators, professors, and professional artists. We offer a diverse course schedule that caters to all artists from grades 1- 5.

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Peachtree Farms Equestrian Center 4819 Hwy 96 E, Arrington peachtreefarms.com • polly@peachtreefarms.com

University School of Nashville 419-1089

Saddle up and ride! Our equestrian 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. After-care is available. Weekly camps in June and July. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Pump it Up 7104 Crossroad Blvd., Brentwood 1279 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet pumpitupparty.com

School of Nashville Ballet 297-2966 ext. 33 661-0460

Fairytale Camp: Ages 3 - 5; Let your child’s imagination soar with dance, music, and movement through classic fairytales. Superheroes Camp: Ages 3 - 5; Mighty superheroes gain the skills and confidence they need to shine. Dance Discoveries: Ages 6 - 8; Students explore their strength and creativity through dance classes and choreography workshops.

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Where learning with Lego® is a snap! Join us for one of our upcoming summer camps. Our campers will be having fun with Legos® while also learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Superheroes, Robots and Making a Movie are just a few of the camp themes. We will be at different locations throughout the greater Nashville area.

Stevens Family Taekwondo 440 Rice Street, Murfreesboro 805 Commercial Court, Murfreesboro stevensfamilytkd.com • stevensfamilytkd@yahoo.com

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Now enrolling for 2013 summer camp! Offering day and evening classes for children and adults. Classes include traditional taekwondo, yoga, cardio kickboxing, Krav Maga and tumbling. Home of the area’s only structured Martial Arts After School Program. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Summer Fluency Day Camp Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Department of Hearing and Speech 1215 21st Ave. S., Nashville

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Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech offers a Summer Fluency Day Camp for children and teens, ages 8 - 18, who stutter. Scheduled for June 3-7, the goal for these children, along with their families, is to become more confident communicators in a supportive, positive and fun environment. Speech-language pathologists and graduate students will conduct camp activities. Call Kate Carney for details and application information. Registration deadline is Apr. 15.

Tap Root Farm 4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin taprootfarm.com

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Children will learn about farm life… where real food comes from and how it grows. They will work with large and small animals, understanding what it takes and how to care for them. Campers will be a member of a farm family team in which they will have responsibilities. Camp is about young people taking an opportunity to get back in touch with themselves.

Under The Oaks Summer Program - Oak Hill School 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville oakhillschool.org • feuerhelmb@oakhillschool.org

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Make USN Summer Camps your choice for a fun, enriching experience this summer. Many of our camps are led by USN faculty members who bring their expertise and varied passions to diverse programming in sports, academics, the arts, and technology. Flexible morning and afternoon scheduling allows either whole- or halfday experiences. After-care provided from 4 - 5 p.m. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth 373-8340 758-5126

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.

3630 Redmon St., Nashville 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood nashvilleballet.com/summercamp • school@nashvilleballet.com

2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville usn.org/summer • jkleiner@usn.org

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We believe that providing acceleration as well as challenging, inquiry-based educational opportunities, best serve the intellectual needs of gifted children; that being able to work alongside true academic peers provides a sense of community and belonging that helps to meed the social and emotional needs of gifted children; and that crafting authentic creative learning experiences best allows gifted students to develop their full capacities as thinkers, as problem-solvers and as compassionate people.

Vanderbilt Tennis Camps 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville vucommodores.com/ot/tenniscamps.html • brad.c.roby@vanderbilt.edu

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Four one-week camps beginning Jun. 3, taught by Vanderbilt coaching staff, for ages 7 - 17. 10 outdoor and five indoor courts. All levels welcome!

The Wave Day Camp at First Baptist Church Hendersonville 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville fbchendersonville.com • daycamp@fbchtn.org

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The Wave provides an exciting, safe, Christ-centered camping environment for kids grades K - 8, Mon. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Each week has a unique theme highlighted by an action-packed event such as inflatables, water games, our own Olympics, and more. Daily activities include music, community service projects, arts and crafts, library, and recreation.

Williamson County Parks and Recreation Franklin Recreation Complex and the Longview Recreation Center wcprathletics.org

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Williamson County Parks and Recreation offers Summer Dance Camps in June and July at the Franklin Recreation Complex and the Longview Recreation Center. Open House events for fall dance program will be held Sat., Jun. 15. For a complete schedule of Rhythm and Spirit camps and classes visit our website.

Winshape Camp for Communities Barfield Elementary, 350 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro winshapecamps.org

800-448-6955 ext. 2396

Winshape Camps for Communities is coming to Barfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro Jul. 8 - 12. This day camp provides a professionally-trained staff to execute the most relevant and excellent camp in town for children grades 1 - 6. Specifically designed for athletic and non-athletic children, Winshape provides a lifechanging moment every second of the day.

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch campwidji.org • dlogsdon@ymcamidtn.org

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Voted #1 day camp by Nashville Parent magazine readers 15 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, To Sawyer swing, The Blob, Wet Willy water slides, equestrian school, street hockey, alpine tower, zip line, fishing, tennis, basketball, soccer, crafts, lacrosse, archery and much more. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

YMCA Day Camps ymcamidtn.org/summer-camps 259-9622

Camping at the Y is about learning skills, developing character, and making friends. Our camps are also places where kids become a community as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities that teach how to be more independent and contribute to a group. Each week includes swimming and field trips.

Under the Oaks summer program, an outreach of Oak Hill School, will launch in 2013. Offerings include academic, athletic, and enrichment sessions taught by experts who work with elementary and early middle school-age children. Early care, lunch, and drop-off transportation is available.

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The summer component of the YMCA’s Fun Company out-of-school time program. Summer Adventure offers campers daily fun in a safe, supervised environment. Offering full-day excitement, campers will learn skills, develop character, and make new friends, all while engaging in physical, social, and educational activities.

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Tennessee 4-H operates three 4-H Centers located in Columbia, Crossville, and Greeneville. 4-H Camp is for youth starting in grade 4 and up. Activities include swimming, sip line, fishing, wildlife, archery, low ropes, nature hikes, crafts, airbrushing, making friends, and more. Contact your county 4-H UT Extension Office at the website above. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Young Entertainers Summer Camp, Molyneux Studio 312 9th Ave. S. , Nashville shamazz.com

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A two-week Intensive for talent who desire to become great performers. Jun. 24 - July 5. Camp consists of singing/vocal training, choreography/building stage, showmanship, acting/monologue reading, runway training, and commercial modeling fundamentals, all while having a blast! This camp will shape your young artist to be a better performer and build them as a well-rounded individual.

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Abacus Math Club 845 Bell Road, Ste. 115, Antioch 7105 Peach CT, Suite 107, Brentwood abacusmathclub.com • inga@taskwhiz.com

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Our weekly enrichment classes in math, reading, and manners are full of exponential learning and fun! Children discover and practice concepts through hands on manipulatives, games, puzzles, technology, and stories. Weekly classes will be available for children ages 5 - 9 starting in August. Register now for fall classes. Limited spots available.

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate 1911 Business Campus Drive, Murfreesboro 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro bskonline.com • bushido96@aol.com

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Let martial arts take your kids to new heights! Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate offers programs in traditional karate from age 3 - adult. Call now to find out how to get one month free with uniform. Now enrolling for our summer program see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Bolton Music Therapy Serving All of Middle Tennessee boltonmusictherapy@gmail.com

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Offering individual and group music therapy services, regular and adaptive guitar and piano lessons, parentchild music classes and musical birthday parties. Drumming classes designed to improve communication and leisure skills for children with developmental disabilities starting soon in Murfreesboro and Franklin. Our mission is to use music to look beyond limitations and discover the ability of each child. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville bounceu.com/cities/nashville.tn • nashville.tn@bounceu.com

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BounceU is the ultimate party and play experience. Now featuring Cosmic Glow parties and open bounces, Parents Night Out, and Mom’s Day Out options. Fun, private and always clean. A spectac-U-lar indoor play arena featuring warehouse-sized giant inflatable including our exclusive 18 ft. Spider Climb with an 18 ft. Mountain Slide, Dodge Ball City and 38 ft. obstacle course. Create and Bounce camps May 27 - Aug. 31.

Dance in Bloom 7982 A Coley Davis Road, Bellevue danceinbloom.com

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From the little girl who twirls in front of her mirror, to the teen who aspires to dance on Broadway, we offer a class for everyone! Ages 2 and up, all skill levels and dance backgrounds. Free class for first-time students. Preschool morning classes, weekday afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, pom (cheer) and tumbling. Wee Dance (caregiver/child) creative movement and tumbling class.

The Dancer’s School 2159 N Thompson Lane, C-5, Murfreesboro thedancersschool.com • thedancersschool@live.com

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Summer Dance Workshops. Three sessions, Jun. 17 - 21, Jun. 24 - 28, and Jul. 8 - 12. Ages 3 and up. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, preschool. Call or email today for registration information.

E.T.C. Gymnastics 1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna etcgymnastics.com • coachken@etcgymnastics.com

867-6900 617-7644

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. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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103 Confederate Drive, Ste. 1, Franklin ebdtarts.com • ebdtdance@ureach.com

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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. See website for more information. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Elite Martial Arts 6940 Moores Lane, Brentwood 661-5595 emabrentwood.com, warriorcamp.org Unlike karate and tae kwon do schools, our curriculum includes the most effective counter-measures to stand up, ground, and weapon attacks. Age-appropriate and always fun, we empower children to confidently face bullies while respectfully adhering to the rules of engagement. Elite Martial Arts Warrior Camp is unlike any other camp around. Learn more at on our website.

Engineering for Kids Multiple Locations in Middle Tennessee engineeringforkids.net/location/Nashville

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Kids 4 - 14 are introduced to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through afterschool programs, classes, camps, workshops, and parties. We also offer programs for home schoolers, scouts, in-school field trips, and parent’s night out. Our programs help children build problem solving skills, discover how things work, explore engineering as a career option, and learn math and science concepts.

Harpeth Youth Soccer Association Office: 131 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville 662-1466 Fields: 7820 Coley Davis Road, Nashville harpethyouthsoccer.com/hysa HYSA provides recreational, competitive, and educational support for players at our first class facilities in Bellevue. Soccer skills and good sportsmanship are taught to all players. Our spring season starts Mar. 2 and runs through May 18 for U-3 to U-12 programs. Registration is now open. We also offer camps and clinics throughout the year.

Hoppity Hop Inflatables 143 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 265-8020 hoppityhopinflatables.com Let your kids hop, skip and bounce this summer! Choose from week long to 1 day a week packages that include lunch and an afternoon snack. Fun events planned each day along with bounce time. Check the web for more info on Hoppity Hop. Call to reserve space and for pricing.

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1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102, Brentwood 377-3444 mpactgymnastics.com MPACT your child’s school year with the right balance of athletic training, character building and social/team outlets. Gymnastics for 10 mos. - adult, cheer for 5 - 18 yrs. and martial arts for ages 4 - 104. Competitive teams and proper training. Low teacher/student ratios. Our goal is to help your child develop to their fullest within their sport of choice and encourage learning. Come see why Mpact is the best kept secret in Cool Springs!

Music Together Now at Bolton Music Therapy musictogether.com 796-6162 Bolton Music Therapy is now offering Music Together®, an early childhood music program for children ages birth to five years. Our mixed-age, inclusive classes provide a rich, active music making experience. Each family receives a songbook and two recordings each semester. Contact us to attend a free demo class! Please call for locations or visit our website.

My Gym 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 204 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville my-gym.com/brentwood • my-gym.com/hendersonville

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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 student-teacher ratios help children 3 mos. - 13 yrs. develop excellent fitness habits in a non-competitive way.

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This year’s theme is Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God. Classes for all ages from nursery to adult. Tap into God’s promise to give you the courage to face your fears by trusting Him! Join us at 5:00 p.m., Sun., June 9, at the Kick-off Dinner for VBS.

Sylvan Learning Centers

First Baptist Church - Murfreesboro 790-8775 292-3900

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This year’s theme is Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth. Students in grades 6 - 8 participate in bible study ad community service projects. Register on our website.

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Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages and skill levels. Our tutors tailor individualized learning plans that build the skills, habits and attitudes students need to succeed in school and in life. Affordable tutoring instruction in math, reading, writing, study skills, homework help and test prep. Visit one of our centers or call for a free consultation. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

TakeLessons takelessons.com

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Connecting students and families with private music teachers and arts instructors throughout the Nashville area. Since 2006, we’ve worked with over 30,000 students nationwide. Every instructor completes an extensive interview, training, and an annual criminal background check. Your online student account helps you stay organized with scheduling and billing tools. In-home and in-studio lessons, as well as online lessons - all you need is a computer with a webcam, a Skype account, and a good internet connection.

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth pty.vanderbilt.edu

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We believe that all children are entitled to an appropriate education. We believe that providing acceleration as well as challenging, inquiry-based educational opportunities, best serve the intellectual needs of gifted children; that being able to work alongside true academic peers provides a sense of community and belonging that helps to meed the social and emotional needs of gifted children; and that crafting authentic creative learning experiences best allows gifted students to develop their full capacities as thinkers, as problem-solvers and as compassionate people.

Wado Karate Centers 2444 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville 667 Presidents Place, Smyrna wadokaratecenters.com • taylorhayden@msn.com

200 E. Main St., Murfreesboro fbcmboro.org • shay@fbcmboro.org

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Summer Special: 8 weeks for just $129. For ages 3 - adult. Designed to instill self-control, self-confidence and boost self-esteem. Our classes are the product of more than 40 years of refinement and offer life skills along with karate skills. Call or email for more information or to register. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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First Evangelical Lutheran Church 113 8th Ave. S, Nashville first-lutheran-nashville.org • tricia.gordon@first-lutheran-nashville.org

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Jul. 15 - 19, 9 a.m. - noon • 3 - 10 yrs

First Lutheran Church invites all children to step right up at Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together Vacation Bible School. Explore and experience God’s welcoming love at VBS! The adventures include interactive bible fun and great music, super science, cool crafts, hands-on mission work, global games, and more.

Hillsboro Presbyterian Church 5820 Hillsboro Road, Nashville hpcnashville.org • amy@hpcnashville.org

665-0148

Jul. 8 - 12, 9 a.m. - noon • 3 yrs. - grade 5

Join us for our Everywhere Fun Fair global fair where children will explore how God’s world comes together through his welcoming love for all people – and discover how Jesus teaches us to be good neighbors. We will “travel” to Japan, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. We also offer an afternoon enrichment program called hi-5 from noon - 2 p.m. for children grades 1 - 5. Lunch is provided with hi-5. Register online.

New Hope Community Church 605 Wilson Pike, Brentwood newhopechurchtn.org • nhccvbs@live.com

373-1590

Jun. 3 - 7, 9:30 a.m. - noon • 5 yrs. - grade 5

This year’s theme is all about STICKY –how to “stick with Jesus” despite the “sticky situations” we find ourselves in. There is no cost to attend. With worship, crafts, games, snacks, bible stories, and great giveaways each day, your children won’t want to miss this week!

Woodmont Baptist Church 2100 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville woodmontbaptist.com • lisaa@woodmontbaptist.com

297-5303

Jun. 9 - 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m. • 3 yrs. - grade 5

Come “Turn UP” the power of God’s love for your family at WBC’s Family VBS! This is an evening VBS with an optional dinner each night at 5:45 p.m. We are inviting children and encouraging parents to stay and experience VBS with their child. More information available on our website.

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Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County hosts this event featuring seven private homes on tour as well as two historic properties in Leiper’s Fork; 12 - 5 p.m.; $30 in advance, $35 day of tour; 591-8500, ext. 18, or historicfranklin.com.

FREE Big Band Dance Families can enjoy a dance lesson, then cut a rug with a live big band orchestra. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; 8628400 or nashville.gov/parks. FREE Coopertown Barrel Festival Families can enjoy a

day of live music, exhibits, wooden barrel races, tractor showings, corn hole and checkers tournaments, children’s activities and more. Downtown Coopertown, Old Coopertown Road; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 382-4470 or coopertowntn.org.

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Marshall Molar 5K All ages can participate in this 5K held in conjunction with the Music City Sports Festival. Race registration includes admission to the festival. Attendees registered in the Fit Family Challenge will receive 100 bonus points translating into an additional entry in the grand prize drawing for a family trip to Universal Orlando Resort. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 6:30 a.m.; $25 in advance, $30 race day; musiccitysportsfestival.com. Music City Sports Festival Bring your family

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FREE Musician’s Corner Families can enjoy live music, food vendors and a variety of children’s games and activities. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; musicianscornernashville.com. Nashville Promise Walk for Preeclampsia All ages can raise money to support the Preeclampsia Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $20 adults/$10 children in advance (registration is $5 more day of event); 579-7945 or promisewalk.org/nashville. FREE Puppets on the Porch All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Shakespeare Allowed All ages can participate in (or just listen to) a reading of Much Ado About Nothing. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 12 - 3 p.m.; nashvilleshakes.org. Spring Hill Pay it Forward Community Festival Enjoy a day of family fun with live music, outdoor games, children’s activities, food and drinks. Tennessee Children’s Home, 804 Branann Hughes Cir., Spring Hill; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 parking plus donation of gently used shoes of non-perishable food items; 931-451-7926 or springhillpayitforwardfestival.com. FREE Summer Saturdays: Celebrate National Trails Day All ages can explore both paved and primitive trails in the

park. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Summer StoryWalk Kickoff All ages can explore the new StoryWalk selection focusing on salamanders. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks. Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/ cities/nashville.tn.

SunTrust Classical Series: Titans Bassist Edgar Meyer and violinist Joshua Bell join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music with works by Mahler and Meyer. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $49 - $119; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony. org.

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Kids can see a variety of old-time demonstrations during Pioneer Pals on Friday, June 7. FREE Fit Family Festival All ages can enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly games, inflatables, giveaways and more. Stop by Nashville Parent’s booth for temporary tattoos and a bonus code for 100 event points in the Fit Family Challenge. Bellevue Family YMCA, 8101 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 12 - 2 p.m.; 646-9622 or ymcamidtn.org.

mon 3 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can embark on a wetland walk. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org. Snack Attack All ages can make “frog sandwiches.” Discovery

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

tue 4 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can embark on a wetland walk. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org. Stars for Second Harvest Songwriter Craig Wiseman hosts

an acoustic evening of music featuring Florida Georgia Line, Ronnie Dunn and more. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $50; 889-3060 or ryman.com.

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Summer at the Symphony: Video Games Live All ages

can enjoy an evening with the Nashville Symphony as it performs music from the most popular video games of all times. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $37 - $69; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

wed 5 2013 CMT Awards Country artist Jason Aldean and actress

Kristen Bell host this 12th annual awards show that is voted on by country music fans. Performers include Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and more. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $99; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Animal Antics All ages can meet the resident bearded dragon. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org. Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam Enjoy a late night of music

kicking off the CMA Music Festival with Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, the Oak Ridge Boys, The Mavericks and more. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 10 p.m.; $29.50 - $39.50; 889-3060 or ryman.com.

FREE Open House Day Ages 6 and older can meet astronomers, tour the facility and get acquainted with the telescopes. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 1 - 4 p.m.; dyer.vanderbilt.edu.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can embark on a wetland walk. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

thu 6 Family Night Out All ages can enjoy live music by the Happy

Racers. Be sure to explore the outdoor exhibit, LIGHT! Bruce Munro at Cheekwood, while you’re there. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Families can enjoy an outdoor screening of Brave. Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; southcommevents.com/mip. Nature Nuts All ages can learn about animal feeding. Discov-

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Summer Nights Ages 5 and older can bring a picnic and enjoy an evening learning about the Southern Summer Night Chorus and light show from Naturalist Bob English of LEAPS. The program includes listening to insect and frog sounds, calling for owls and “naked-eye” astronomy. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 6:30 p.m.; $10 in advance, $15 at the gate; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

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lunch (or purchase one on site) and enjoy a day filled with live music, arts and crafts, nature-related activities, puppet shows, demonstrations, hikes, scavenger hunts and more. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; friendsofwarnerparks.com.

FREE Big Band Dance Families can enjoy a dance lesson, then cut a rug with a live big band orchestra. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; 8628400 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 fishing. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zieglers Fort Road, Gallatin; 7:30 - 10 a.m.; 347-3639 or friendsofbledsoe. com.

Bluebird on the Mountain Families can enjoy an evening

of music by local singer/songwriters under the stars. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 8 p.m.; $95 per car; 373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu.

Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair Families who love the classic TV show Dukes of Hazzard can meet the surviving cast members — John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, James Best, Sonny Shroyer and Rick Hurst — get photos and autographs, enjoy children’s activities, explore the Hazzard County car show and more. Cooter’s Place, 2613 McGavock Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 10 and younger; 872-8358 or cootersplace.com.

Hazzard Hoedown Cooter’s Garage Band performs celebrating Dukes of Hazzard, with the cast from the show on stage. Nashville Palace, 2611 McGavock Pike, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $25 ages 6 and older; 872-8358 or cootersplace.com.

FREE Kids Fishing Rodeo Ages 14 and younger can bring poles and tackles (bait is provided) to enjoy a morning of angling action. Memorial Park, 149 E. Main St., Hendersonville; 7 a.m. 12 p.m.; 822-3898 or hendersonvilleparks.org.

Meet the cast from the TV show, Dukes of Hazzard (pictured here is the cast circa 1980), at Cooter’s Place on Saturday, June 8. FREE Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make Father’s

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Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu. com/cities/nashville.tn. FREE Family Movie Night Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie outside on the big screen. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com. First Friday Pickin’ Party Families can enjoy an evening of

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and play in the fort, go on scavenger hunts, see the blacksmith at work, dress in 1780s clothing and more. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11 a.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com. while making a marimba. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Special Needs Kids Fishing Rodeo Children with physical or mental challenges can bring poles and tackles (bait is provided) to enjoy an afternoon of angling action. Memorial Park, 149 E. Main St., Hendersonville; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; 822-3898 or hendersonvilleparks.org. Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a staff-guided tour of the Murfree Spring wetland area and explore the habitat. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

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FREE Musician’s Corner Families can enjoy live music, food vendors and a variety of children’s games and activities. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; musicianscornernashville.com. FREE Puppets on the Porch All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Small Fry Tri This preschool triathlon allows kids to run, bike and “swim” (run through sprinklers) to the finish line to receive a trophy. Bring a bike or tricycle and helmet. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9:30 - 11 a.m.; $6; 8932141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

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Taste of Country USA Families can experience up-and-coming music acts from across the mid-state, sample southern-style food, enjoy children’s activities and more. Courthouse Square, Springfield; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $1; tasteofcountryusa.com.


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experience featuring local food, participate in education activities, do crafts, enjoy live music, play games, pet farm animals and more. Buffalo Valley Farm, 7556 Buffalo Road, Nashville; 3 - 7 p.m.; $35 adults, $12 kids, $75 for a family of four; 385-2286 or tinyurl.com/familyfarmday.

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and Sumner Regional Medical Center sponsor this event that features seminars, demonstrations and exhibits that educate families about safety and health measures for children 18 and younger. Stop by the Sumner Parent booth and pick up a bonus code for the Fit Family Challenge. The Streets of Indian Lake Shopping Center, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 12 - 5 p.m.; 838-8238.

Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ All ages can

enjoy an afternoon socializing and chilling with hundreds of gallons of homemade ice cream in dozens of flavors. Proceeds benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center, a family resource center serving families living in poverty. First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 3 - 5 p.m.; $10 adults/$8 children in advance, $13 adults/$10 children at the age, free ages 2 and younger; 254-1797 or marthaobryan.org/crankin.

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Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when

they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

tue 11 FREE Explorastory Tales All ages can bring chairs or

blankets and listen to storytellers on the back porch. Bowen Plantation House, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; 851-2231 or manskersstation.org.

Knee High Naturalist: Butterfly Wonders Ages 3 - 5 with

a parent can explore the meadow and gardens hunting for butterflies while learning about their life cycle and place in nature. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 per child/adult pair in advance, $15 at the gate.; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

FREE La Leche League of Portland New and expectant

moms interested in breastfeeding can get information and support. La Leche League, 301 Portland Blvd., Portland; 10 a.m.; 323-7158 or facebook.com/lllofportland.

A local tot participating in last year’s Small Fry Tri in Murfreesboro. This year’s event is on Saturday, June 8. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a Father’s Day program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Earth, Wind & Fire Enjoy an evening of music that spans the

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

FREE Music Together Demonstration Class Parents

What’s Up Night Hike All ages can enjoy an evening hike

while taking in the sights of flickering fireflies. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3 per person, $10 per family; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a Father’s Day program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

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Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

spectrum of soul, disco, R&B, funk, jazz and rock. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $48.50 - $84.50; 889-3060 or ryman.com.

with infants through kindergartners can take a trial music and movement class. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m.; 390-3207 or inharmonymusicmidtn.com.

Animal Antics All ages can meet the resident amphibians. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org. FREE Arts in the Park All ages can participate in a variety of arts and crafts projects. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. (please turn the page)

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thu 13 Cannonsburgh Family Night Out Families can enjoy

hayrides, roast marshmallows over a campfire, participate in crafts, enjoy live music, play games and more. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 5 - 8 p.m.; $2; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Family Night Out All ages can enjoy live music by Coal Train

Railroad. Be sure to explore the outdoor exhibit, LIGHT! Bruce Munro at Cheekwood, while you’re there. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Families can enjoy an outdoor screening of Madagascar 3. Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; southcommevents.com/mip. Nature Nuts All ages can discover different textures found in

the natural world. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

FREE Nature Play Day Ages 1 and older with a parent can play with objects found in nature, build forts, play in the water, climb, crawl and more The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Summer Concert Series Families can bring blankets and picnic dinners while enjoying music outdoors. Moss-Wright Park Shelter 3, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

FREE Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make Father’s

Day ties for Dad. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Kids can explore a variety of vehicles during Touch a Truck at Moss-Wright Park in Goodlettsville on Friday, June 14. FREE Tricycle Takeover Ages 3 - 5 can bring a riding toy and

helmet and pedal in a safe riding area then have fun with sidewalk chalk. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

fri 14 Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu. com/cities/nashville.tn.

murfreesboro’s movies under the stars june 4 - july 28 Your family can enjoy five nights of free family films for the next two months courtesy of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, and obtain the list of movies by calling the parks’ office or by visiting any of their facilities. Movie locations are: • • • • •

Mondays: Cason Lane Trailhead, 1100 Cason Trail Tuesdays: Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St. Thursdays: Siegel Neighborhood Park, 515 Cherry Lane Fridays: Mitchell Neilson Primary, 1303 Jones Blvd. Saturdays: Hobgood Elementary School, 307 S. Baird Lane

Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. For more info, call 890-5333 of visit murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

FREE Family Barn Dance Families can receive professional dance instruction then have fun dancing to music for a couple of hours. Spring Creek Farm, 5023 Carters Creek Pike, Franklin; 7 p.m.; 595-0353. FREE Family Movie Night Bring lawn chairs or blankets

and enjoy a family-friendly movie outside on the big screen. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

FREE Flag Day Celebration All ages can hear the history and importance of the American flag. The first 1,000 people will receive a 4” x 6” flag. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks. FREE Just Me & My Dad Kids can celebrate their dads and have fun exploring the museum together. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 - 7 p.m.; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Touch a Truck All ages can sit in the seats, honk horns,

turn steering wheels and explore different vehicles like fire trucks, dump trucks, police cruisers, cranes and more. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 8512231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

FREE Touch a Truck Families with children ages 8 and

younger can explore a variety of vehicles including police cars, fire trucks, garbage trucks and more. In addition, enjoy inflatables, a magician and other activities. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 4:30 - 7 p.m.; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov/parks. (please turn the page)

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Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a staff-guided tour of the Murfree Spring wetland area and explore the habitat. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

sat 15 FREE Big Band Dance Families can enjoy a dance lesson, then cut a rug with a live big band orchestra. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; 8628400 or nashville.gov/parks. Golden Dragon Acrobats All ages can enjoy award-winning acrobats, dazzling costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; 2 and 6:30 p.m.; $25 adults, $20 students, $15 youth; 252-4675 or nashvillect.org. FREE Murfreesboro Bird Club Hike Ages 6 and older can search for summer migrants and resident birds of Tennessee. Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 2173017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. FREE Musician’s Corner Families can enjoy live music, food vendors and a variety of children’s games and activities. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; musicianscornernashville.com. Opera on the Mountain Nashville Opera performs popular

arias and Broadway standards under the stars. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a peek at the stars up close through the Seyfert telescope. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 7:30 p.m.; $55 table seat, $35 concert seat, $65 per carload grass seats; 373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu.

FREE Puppets on the Porch All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Ranch Rodeo Families can bring lawn chairs to enjoy watching cowboys, cowgirls and youth participating in rodeo activities. The public can participate in activities like sack races, wheelbarrow races, horseback riding, apple bobbing, mechanical bull rides, stick pony barrel races and more. Tap Root Farm, 4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin; 5 p.m.; $5 ages 4 and older; 594-3210 or taprootfarm.com.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats perform two shows at Nashville Children’s Theatre on Saturday, June 15. Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/ cities/nashville.tn.

FREE RC and Moon Pie Festival Celebrate two of the

South’s greatest traditions — RC Cola and Moon Pies — during this family-friendly festival that includes live music, food and games. Sample the world’s biggest Moon Pie, participate in the RC Dash and compete in the Moon Pie toss and watermelon seed-spitting contest. Arts and crafts booths are on display. Downtown Bell Buckle; 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 931-389-9663 or bellbucklechamber.com.

Roller Derby Cheer for the Nashville Rollergirls when they challenge the Tallahassee Rollergirls. Both games are included in the ticket price. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 5:30 and 7 p.m.; $15 adults, $7 ages 7 - 12, free ages 6 and younger; nashvillerollergirls.com. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Summer Saturdays: The Buzz About Bees All

ages can learn about bees, take a honeybee scavenger hunt, taste local honey and more. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks.

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sun 16 Father’s Day at Lane Motor Museum Dads get free admission today, and the entire family can enjoy basement tours, demonstrations and vehicle rides. Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; free for dads, other adults are $9, $3 ages 6 - 17; 742-7445 or lanemuseum.org. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when

they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Summer at the Symphony: The Baseball Music Project Enjoy an afternoon of music with the Nashville Symphony

as it celebrates America’s greatest sport. During the concert, see more than 2,000 photographs and videos from the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum synchronized to classic tunes like “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and “Joltin Joe DiMaggio.” Narrated by Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 3 p.m.; $27 - $83; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

mon 17 Gordon Lightfoot All ages can enjoy an evening of music by Canada’s legendary singer-songwriter. Presented without orchestra. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39 - $89; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony. org. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about the lily pond. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org. Snack Attack All ages can make wormy dirt cup snacks.

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

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

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Sample the world’s largest Moon Pie during the RC and Moon Pie Festival in Bell Buckle on Saturday, June 15.

tue 18 New Kids on the Block The popular early ’90s boy band is back with special guests 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men for an evening of music. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $89.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about the lily pond. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

wed 19 Animal Antics All ages can meet the museum’s resident

rabbit. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Bob James & David Sanborn All ages can enjoy an eve-

ning of jazz music. Presented without orchestra. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49 - $119; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

One Direction Modern day boy band/pop sensation One Direction brings its world tour to Music City. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $89.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

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Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about the lily pond. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Splash Out! All ages can have water fun under the

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Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make button caterpillars. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Family Night Out All ages can enjoy live music by Davey

Vince Gill Enjoy an evening of country music by a hometown favorite. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $27.50; 889-3060 or ryman.com.

Ukulele and the Gag Time Gang. Be sure to explore the outdoor exhibit, LIGHT! Bruce Munro at Cheekwood, while you’re there. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Families can enjoy a screening of Life of Pi. Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; southcommevents.com/mip. Nature Nuts All ages can discover the world of mammals.

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

Sam Davis Home Summer Soiree Families can join the Sam Davis Memorial Association for an evening of 19th century music and a barbecue dinner. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 6 p.m.; $10 ($5 SDMA members); 459-2341 or samdavishome.org.

spray from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 3 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

fri 21 Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu. com/cities/nashville.tn. FREE Family Movie Night Bring lawn chairs or blankets

and enjoy a family-friendly movie outside on the big screen. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.


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Full Moon Pickin’ Party All ages can enjoy an evening of bluegrass music under the light of the full moon. Warner Parks Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7- 11 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 ages 7 - 15, free ages 6 and younger, $5 pickers with an approved bluegrass instrument.; 370-8053 or friendsofwarnerparks.com. Summer at the Symphony: Tchaikovsky Extravaganza

Enjoy an evening of live music with the Nashville Symphony and guest pianist Cecile Licad as they perform works from Russia’s greatest composer. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $27 - $77; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series Families can

bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for an evening of live music and dancing. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9:30 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a staff-guided tour of

the Murfree Spring wetland area and explore the habitat. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

sat 22 FREE Big Band Dance Families can enjoy a dance lesson, then cut a rug with a live big band orchestra. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; 8628400 or nashville.gov/parks. FREE Great American Backyard Campout Camp Day

Families can enjoy the Wonder Trail, nature play area, Tent City and campfire ring. Staff will be on hand to answer your camping questions. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

FREE Movie in the Park Families can enjoy an outdoor

screening of Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green. MossWright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 7 p.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

FREE Musician’s Corner Families can enjoy live music, food vendors and a variety of children’s games and activities. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; musicianscornernashville.com.

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torytelling through puppetry is the focus of the Nashville International Puppet Festival, hosted by the Nashville Public Library (615 Church St.). Three days of free entertainment for kids and adults of all ages include international, domestic and local troupes like Dragon Art Studio (pictured), Sombras Chinas, Velo Theatre, Puppets to Go, Wishing Chair Productions and more. In addition, children’s artists will perform. While the events are free, tickets are required for entry, available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve tickets online in advance for $2.50 per ticket. To learn more, visit nashvillepuppetfestival.com.

FREE Puppets on the Porch All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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and how to enjoy being outside this summer. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about the properties of water. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

Animal Antics All ages can meet the resident land turtles. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

Snack Attack All ages can make banana dogs. Discovery

FREE Summer Saturdays: The Great American Backyard Campout All ages can learn about family camping

bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/ cities/nashville.tn.

Taste of Music City This benefit for the Martha O’Bryan

Center and Second Harvest Food Bank allows visitors to sample food from the area’s best eateries along with samplings from local breweries and wineries. Riverfront Park, 100 First Ave. N., Nashville; 5 - 9 p.m.; $45 in advance, $55 day of event; tasteofmusiccity.com.

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

FREE Arts in the Park All ages can participate in a variety of arts and crafts projects. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about the properties of water. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about the properties of water. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

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FREE Boat Day with SRWA All ages can try out different

types of canoes and kayaks with help from volunteers from the Stones River Watershed Association. Learn boating techniques, paddling strokes and boat safety. Manson Pike Trailhead, 1208 Searcy St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Creek Crawling All ages can explore Vaughn’s creek for crawdads, stonefly nymphs, hellgrammites and fresh water snails. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks. FREE Musician’s Corner Families can enjoy live music, food vendors and a variety of children’s games and activities. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; musicianscornernashville.com. FREE Puppets on the Porch All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning Families can learn canoeing and kayaking skills during Boat Day with SWRA on Saturday, June 29.

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nature walk and try to spot animals, followed by a bug hunt. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Family Night Out All ages can enjoy live music by The

Zinghoppers Trio. Be sure to explore the outdoor exhibit, LIGHT! Bruce Munro at Cheekwood, while you’re there. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Families can enjoy an outdoor screening of Pitch Perfect. Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; southcommevents.com/mip. Nature Nuts All ages can have fun catching critters at the

pond. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they

FREE Family Movie Night Bring lawn chairs or blankets

and enjoy a family-friendly movie outside on the big screen. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

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FREE Rubber Duck Race All ages can select a rubber duck,

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

name it and register it, then watch to see which one makes it first to the finish line. All participants get to take their ducks home. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. 12 p.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion

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

Sounds Baseball Root for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. Summer at the Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture All ages can enjoy an evening of music with the Nashville

challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Symphony as it performs music commemorating the Russian defeat of Napoleon’s forces. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $27 - $77; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make button caterpillars. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a staff-guided tour of the

fri 28 Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables

with cosmic glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu. com/cities/nashville.tn.

bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/ cities/nashville.tn.

Murfree Spring wetland area and explore the habitat. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

sat 29 FREE Big Band Dance Families can enjoy a dance lesson, then cut a rug with a live big band orchestra. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; 8628400 or nashville.gov/parks.

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classes & ACTIVITIES 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-and-ahalf tour at 1300 Narrows Road, Kingston Springs; $54 adults, $42 ages 17 and younger (family discounts available); to make reservations, call 297-2250 or visit adventureworks.com.

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Jumper’s Playhouse Inflatable fun at 6600 New Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; 220-7575 or jumpersplayhouse.com. Call for open bounce and toddler storytime information.

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Lucky Ladd Farms Enjoy more than 70 activities at Middle

activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 377-9979 or bn.com.

Tennessee’s largest petting farm located at 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; Wed - Thu 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 ages 2 and older; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.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.

Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd.,

Bowie Park and Nature Center Nature programs and

1422; bounceu.com. Open play times are Tue - Fri 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 3 - 6 p.m., Sat 8:30 - 10 a.m. Cost is $6.95 ($5.95 siblings); cosmic glow-in-the-dark bounces are Mon 3 - 6 p.m. and Fri 6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 ($7 siblings).

Murfreesboro; 893-7439. Ongoing programs: • A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 ... Let’s Go: Ages 2 - 5 can learn letters and numbers every Tue and Thu; 10 - 10:45 a.m.; $3 • Activity Time with Mrs. Trina: Ages 2 - 6 can make road trip games every Thursday in June; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3 • Busy Bees: Ages 3 - 5 can learn to follow directions, improve coordination and practice good sportsmanship every Tue and Thu; 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.; $3

Centennial Sportsplex Fitness, ice skating, swimming and

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

Bellevue Community Center Ongoing art and recreation

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

BounceU Bounce on inflatables at 2990 Sidco Drive; 255-

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

FREE Fairytales Storytime Stories and crafts every

Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fairytales Bookstore and More, 114-B S. 11th St., 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.

Gymboree Play & Music A variety of classes for ages

birth - 5 years include playtime, music, art, fitness and more at 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 180, Nashville; 221-9004 or gymboreeclasses.com.

Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.gov/

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

Monkey Joe’s This inflatable play center is located at 1580 Gallatin Pike N., Madison; Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $9 Mon - Thu, $10 Fri Sun (ages 2 and younger are $5.50); 915-0561 or monkeyjoes. com. The Music Class This early childhood music program for

ages 6 and younger is located at 5511 Edmondson Pike, Ste., 10, Nashville; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

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

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

rutherford county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

Ongoing programs: • Toddler Time with Thomas: Ages 5 and younger can participate in activities that develop cognitive skills every Friday; 10 a.m.; $3 • Water Polo: Ages 13 and older can play every Tue and Thu; 7 - 8:15 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth • Youth Volleyball Class: Ages 8 - 15 can learn volleyball skills every Thursday; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3

FREE Stones River National Battlefield Ranger-led

bicycle tours take place every Saturday at 11 a.m. at 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

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.

Delmas Long Community Center 200 Memorial Drive,

Goodlettsville; 851-2255 or goodlettsvilleparks.com. Ongoing programs: • FREE Crafts for Tots: Ages 5 and younger can participate in a variety of craft activities every Tuesday at 10 a.m. • FREE Tot Time: Ages 5 and younger can enjoy social time and gym play every Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m.

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini golf,

batting cages, game room and more at 130 Cherokee Road N., Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat - Sun 10 a.m. 11 p.m.; 822-0232 or funandenergy.com.

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center Kids can bounce

on inflatable structures at 143 New Shackle Island Road, Ste. 6-9, Hendersonville; Tue - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 1 - 7 p.m.; call or check website for open play times; $5 ages 1 - 3, $8 ages 4 and older; 265-8020 or hoppityhopinflatableplaycenter.com.

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

activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 895-8580 or bn.com.

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.

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.

My Gym Pay-to-play, open gym and Saturday morning classes take place at 206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville; call 8248002 or visit my-gym.com/hendersonville.

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

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FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

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

FREE Family Trivia Night Families can compete in trivia games for a chance to win a $25 gift card every Friday at 6 p.m. at Goofballs Family Fun, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 360, Franklin; 861-3668 or letsgetgoofy.com. Franklin on Foot Kids can participate in the “I Spy

Downtown Franklin” scavenger hunt every Tue and Fri at 9 a.m. on Franklin’s Public Square; $9; 400-3808 or franklinonfoot.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.

FREE Lifeway Christian Store Ages 2 - 8 can enjoy stories and songs every Friday at 10 a.m. at 1725 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 771-9050. Monkey Joe’s This inflatable play center is located at 1648 Westgate Circle, Brentwood; Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $9 Mon - Thu, $10 Fri - Sun (ages 2 and younger are $6); 377-5900 of monkeyjoes. com. Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at 91

Seaboard Lane, Brentwood; open play times are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 8; 942-7911 or themonkeystreehouse.com.

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

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

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

from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for preschoolers, Tue 6 - 7:30 p.m. and Thu 1 - 3 p.m. for ages 2 - 12. Pump It Up, 7104 Crossroads Blvd., Ste. 128, Brentwood; $7 per child; 373-7867.

Shipwrecked Playhouse An indoor play area for ages 1 - 9, featuring a 30-foot wooden pirate ship at 99 Seaboard Lane, Cool Springs. Open play hours are Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Admission is $7. Call 866-9358 or visit shipwreckedplayhouse.com. 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.


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The German wheel scene from Cirque du Soleil: Quidam. The show plays Bridgestone Arena June 26 - 30. All the King’s Women (June 7 - 23; Ages 10 and older)

Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $10 students; 847-0934 or lakewoodtheatre.com.

Beau Jest (continues through Saturday, June 15; Ages 10

and older) Pull-Tight Theatre, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 students; 7915007 or pull-tight.com.

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam (June 26 - 30; All ages) Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; Wed - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 1 and 5 p.m.; $39.15 - $99.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Escanaba in da Moonlight (continues through Sunday, June 16; Ages 10 and older) Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 6, Franklin; Tue 8 p.m., Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $27 adults, $21 ages 12 and younger (Tuesdays are $13.50, Thursdays are $17, Sundays are $2 off); 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com. Hairspray (continues through Sunday, June 16; Ages 12 and

older) Steeple Players Theater, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15; 8266037 or steepleplayers.org.

Murder Room (June 7 - 22; Ages 12 and older) Encore

The Colored Museum (June 14 - 30; Ages 12 and older)

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.

Disney’s The Lion King (continues through Sunday, June

My Fair Lady (continues through Sunday, June 2; Ages 8 and older) Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $47.50 $57.50; 538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

Street Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville; Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.; $18 adults, $16 students; 554-7414 or streetheatrecompany.org. 2; All ages) HCA Broadway Series at 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.; $27 - $73; 782-4040 or tpac. org.

A Doll’s House (continues through Saturday, June 15; Ages 12 and older) Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $12; 7262281 or act1online.com.

Rent (June 14 - 30; Ages 14 and older) Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $11 - $15; 904-2787 or boroarts.org.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music (June 21 - 23;

All ages) 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.

The Sound of Music (June 6 - 22; Ages 8 and older) The

Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $22 - $27 adults, $13 - $18 children; 883-8375 or thelarrykeetontheatre.org.

The Tempest (June 7 - 16; Ages 10 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.

Who’s Under Where (continues through Sunday, July 7; Ages 12 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 - 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Sun 12 1:30 p.m. lunch, 2 p.m. show; $60 adults, $40 ages 13 - 18, $30 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com.

The Wizard of Oz (June 7 - 29; All ages) 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.

Ring of Fire (continues through Friday, June 14; Ages 10 and

older) The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students; 563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com.

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ashville Children’s Theatre’s 2013 - 14 season kicks off this fall celebrating 82 years of quality theater for kids. Five shows include four plays and the return of a nostalgic musical. The lineup includes: A Wrinkle in Time — Sept. 12 - Oct. 6 Schoolhouse Rock Live! — Oct. 24 - Dec. 1 Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse — Jan. 6 - Feb. 2, 2014 Number the Stars — Feb. 20 - March 9, 2014 Lyle the Crocodile — April 10 - May 11, 2014 photo credit: Dan Brewer

Public performances take place Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Subscriptions are now on sale. Purchase three or more shows for $12 each, or opt for the FlexPass subscription for $72. The FlexPass gets you six tickets to use anytime in the season, and additional tickets are $14. Purchase subscriptions at 252-4675 or nashvillect.org. Misty Lewis as Lilly in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.

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The Nashville Symphony has a “Summer at the Symphony” series this month, and two installments are sure to be family favorites. First up on Tuesday, June 4 is Video Games Live. This show combines rock concert energy with the power of an orchestra along with visuals and lighting as the music from popular video games comes to life in a whole new way. Show time is 7 p.m., and tickets are $37 - $69. Heads up, baseball fans! On Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m. you can catch The Baseball Music Project when the Symphony celebrates America’s favorite sport. Enjoy listening to classic baseball tunes while Hall of Famer Dave Winfield narrates the concert highlighted with more than 2,000 photos and videos from the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. Tickets are $27 - $83. Call 687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.

Got a budding songwriter on your hands? Ages 5 - 12 can learn how during the Songwriting 101 family program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, June 15. Veteran songwriters Tim Buppert (Trisha Yearwood, Kevin Sharp and Yankee Grey) and Jerry Vandiver (Lonestar, Tim McGraw and Phil Vassar) lead the workshop that will instruct children in songwriting fundamentals, including the basics of song form, rhyme scheme and meter, as well as a few secrets behind the creative process. The free workshop takes place at 10 a.m. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. For more information, call 416-2001 or visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

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Large Pizza with Premium Mozzarella Cheese & 1 Topping, a Medium salad (antipasto, Chef, garden, or greek), and a 10 pc. Jet’s Bread®

6 $1099 $1499 $ 99 sMaLL

Large

2199

$

x-Large (DeeP Dish onLy)

Expires 7/31/13. Participating locations only. Extra cheese, chicken, tax and delivery additional charge. Limited delivery area. Must present coupon, only one coupon per order. Prices and offers subject to change without notice. PMJUNE13.

Expires 7/31/13. Participating locations only. Extra cheese, chicken, tax and delivery additional charge. Limited delivery area. Must present coupon, only one coupon per order. Prices and offers subject to change without notice. PMJUNE13.

Pizza & Wings CoMBo

JeT 10

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1 Pizza with Premium Mozzarella Cheese & 1 Topping, and your Choice of Jet’s® Wings or Boneless Chicken

1299 $1799

$

Premium Mozzarella Cheese, Pepperoni, ham, hamburger, italian sausage, Bacon, Mushrooms, onions, green Peppers, & Black olives

1099 $1299

$

sMaLL

sMaLL

Large

Expires 7/31/13. Participating locations only. Extra cheese, chicken, tax and delivery additional charge. Limited delivery area. Must present coupon, only one coupon per order. Prices and offers subject to change without notice. PMJUNE13.

MeDiUM (hanD TosseD roUnD onLy)

1699 $1999

$

Large x-Large (DeeP Dish onLy) Expires 7/31/13. Participating locations only. Extra cheese, chicken, tax and delivery additional charge. Limited delivery area. Must present coupon, only one coupon per order. Prices and offers subject to change without notice. PMJUNE13.

Bellevue

gReen HIllS

MuRfReeSBoRo

8082 Highway 100 Temple Rd. and Hwy. 100

2010 Richard Jones Road

(615) 292-2020

2975 S. Rutherford Blvd. Campus area

BRenTwood

HendeRSonvIlle

MuRfReeSBoRo

(615) 662-1110

10654 Concord Rd. Concord and nolensville Rd. in the Publix Shopping Center

(615) 941-5455

ClaRKSvIlle

2965 ft. Campbell Blvd.

(931) 431-0002

ClaRKSvIlle 1849 Madison St.

(931) 647-2000

fRanKlIn

Indian lake Blvd. (behind Mcdonald’s)

(615) 822-4221

HeRMITage

3325 Memorial Blvd.

(615) 896-5550

naSHvIlle

5205 old Hickory Blvd. (beside Buffalo wild wings)

15538 old Hickory Blvd. Publix Center at nippers Corner

goodleTTSvIlle/ MadISon

539 almaville Road Publix Center at lee victory Pkwy.

(615) 885-JeTS (5387) 1919 gallatin Pike (across from Rivergate Mall)

(615) 599-4800

(615) 448-6276 MT JulIeT

102 lumber drive located next to lenny’s Sub Shop

(615) 890-1214

(615) 833-1200

SMyRna

(615) 223-1028

weST end

2323 elliston Pl.

fRanKlIn

2037 n. Mt. Juliet Rd. at division St.

(615) 754-4100

(615) 329-8600

(615) 595-8883

MuRfReeSBoRo

weST naSHvIlle

gallaTIn

(615) 904-7277

1400 liberty Pike In McKay’s Mill

122 n. Belvedere dr. (across from walmart)

4167 Highway 96 at Rucker lane

850 Hillwood Blvd. (in the Hillwood Shopping Center)

(615) 353-2943

(615) 451-0252

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JetsPizza.com


Once A Trimester Sale June 1 - 23 ★ Up to 40% Off Get a Britax B-Ready Stoller & B-Safe Car Seat for only $ 99

399 !

See store for details.

20,000 sq. ft. of name-brand baby and big kids furniture • 595-5565 • usababyfranklin.com

One Day

Summer Sizzlin’ Sale

Our BIGGEST One Day Sale EVER! June 15 Happy Fort $ 1,799

Happy Gym $ 2,299

FREE Installation on all new playsets and ProFormance basketball goals!

PV 672

NEW! PROformance basketball goals

FREE Basketball Hoop Accessory

PV 554

with any new AlleyOOP trampoline.

PV 660

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125 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste 140

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5000 Crossings Circle, Ste 301

HERMITAGE: 885-3525

Voted Best Pediatric and Orthodontic Dentist by Nashville Parent Readers 10 Years in a Row!

4761 Andrew Jackson Pkwy.

MURFREESBORO: 225-0700

1747 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste 300

SPRING HILL: 302-4200 5073 Main St., Ste 240


Nashville Parent - June 2013