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what’s news

23 Local Briefs

Plan now for Nashville Parent’s annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair, get ready for extreme bull riding, the Center for the Arts’2013 season, private school open houses and more.

46 What Kids Really Learn in Preschool

30 Giving Back

Your child’s first experience in group learning is loaded with life lessons.

A benefit for a local boy, Night for Newborns and Crop for a Cure.

49 The Joy of Play

32 Family Getaway

Unstructured playtime is vital to your child’s aptitude for life and learning.

Insider’s tips for Disney World.

35 Things We Like

52 3 Secrets to Raising a Reader

Early learning stimulators.

36 Crafty Corner

Time to open a book, Mom and Dad.

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55 The 2012-13 Smart List

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Local resources to support your child academically.

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38 Baby Bits

Play with Baby, snuggly products, burping basics and car seat safety.

41 Morning Sickness to the MAX

What to do if hyperemesis gravidarum sets in and tips for avoiding it.

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62 Summer Camp Outlook An inside peek at what a few local day camps offer this year.

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ne morning. An early morning just-before-snack-time event that rattled our hearts as much as 9/11 did, only in the depths of the parent’s heart — depths only a parent knows — somehow more so. What can be said except we’re different now and we have to be. Newtown has

left us broken and humbled. Somewhere we will never be the same again. As schools replace glass fronts with brick, iron and steel, we will watch the innocence of a tender bygone era be shuttered, and we will never forget.

As I write, it’s been exactly six days since the Newtown tragedy. I am still thinking about it from time to time throughout the day. Last night, my 10-year-old said something about a shooting which made me stop. “What shooting?” I asked. He told me that he had learned that three or four children had been hurt at a school somewhere. I nodded and that’s all I did. Nothing more. That is enough. No child needs to know what really happened. No adult needs to know, either, but since we’re adults, we have to and we have to try and make things better. My son said at school he practiced a new way to leave in the event of an emergency. So we talked about that, where the kindergartners would go, the first graders, the second graders ... and so forth. “That sounds like a good plan,” I said. And he agreed. We smiled.

Talking with family and friends, with moms and dads, we have all been scared to death. We mention it to one another but have no playbook. We shake our heads; we’re slightly better even a week later. When you read this it will be much later. What has changed? Do you hug your children more? Notice your children more? Study their faces a bit longer, listen a bit better? I do. Life is precious and fleeting. Let’s remember that. And make it a good, loving and safe year.

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How many toys do you allow your child to sleep with? My son has probably 20 stuffed animals in his bed every night. I feel there is no harm done and he really loves having them. Crystal Duncan My 4-year-old sleeps with all her babies, there are like 15 - 20 of them. I see no harm. She’s just taking care of her babies. Rebecca Bracken My kids sleep with books. There are about 15 books shoved in their twin beds on any given night. It’s always a treasure hunt while hanging their sheets! Jill Crigger Perryman My son has three that he has to sleep with and then the rest are on a shelf above his head or at the foot of his bed, but there have been nights when he has had 12 at one time and he puts books under his pillow. Katherine Dickens

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Also, make time to win a prize during our weekly Nashville Parent WINSday Facebook contest. Here’s how to win: Every Wednesday, head to facebook.com/nashvilleparentmag. At a random time, we’ll ask in a post, “What day is it?” The first person to reply “It’s Nashville Parent WINSday” (exactly like that), wins the prize! To be eligible to win, you must “Like” our Facebook page, and contestants can only win once every 60 days. No edited answers will be accepted. To register for our random monthly drawings at our website, log on to nashvilleparent.com and click on “Giveaways” under the Contests tab. One entry per person, per prize. Good luck!

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Children and Jokes. Your 5-year-old thinks his jokes are funny when they’re laced with lies. What to do? “Lying is not funny.”

A lie is a lie. It’s better to show them that from the beginning. We can’t let them think that sometimes lying is funny or acceptable. JEANETTE OREJEL

“Encourage humor, but not at the expense of others.”

I would say kidding is only funny when someone isn’t wrongfully blamed for something they didn’t do and no one gets hurt. Encourage the sense of humor, just not at the expense of others! ANDREA RENE HARRISON

“It’s lying no matter which way you look at it.”

My 5-year-old son is lying lately about everything. He was eating a candy cane and I said, “What do you have,” with the candy cane sticking out of his mouth. He says, “Nothing!” He blames stuff he did on others and makes up stories. ANN MARIE RENEGAR CARTER

“Don’t let it turn into lying.”

My 4-year-old will blame people who are not even at our house! And I get onto him about lying. AMANDA GRIEGO

“Let it roll.”

I think you should pick your battles, but the first time he does that about something serious, explain the difference. Personality is a great thing and so is his sense of humor. I’d let it roll. STACY PETTY

“Stop that dead in the tracks!”

I think kids can have a great personality and good sense of humor — without having to lie. I will always stop my kids in their tracks when it comes to them lying. REBECCA BRACKEN

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Kids & Sleepovers. How many times would you say you should meet the other parents before you allow your child to spend the night with a friend? “Friends can stay over, not the other way around.” I don’t allow it, however I will let her friends stay over. This is a really good question because it amazes me how some kids’ parents let them stay over and have NEVER met me.

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“Is there really ever enough times?”

In this day and time I don’t think it really matters how many times you “meet” someone. Anybody can put on a front! NICOLE DE CASTRO

“Meet the parents enough until you are comfortable with them.”

As many times as it takes to be certain that you are comfortable with leaving your child in their hands. ROWENA SORIANO GONZALEZ ALDRIDGE

“Several times at your house and their house, too.”

More often than not, my house is the gathering spot. If there is even going to be a possibility of a sleepover I have to have met them a few times at least, and in different settings. I like to have them over to my house at least once, and then I will make a point to go to their house. I don’t care how nice you seem, if your house is not safe for my kids, they will not be spending the night. BEKAH WELLS

“My child can stay the night when she is old enough to talk about it.”

I rarely let my children sleep over or even go in other people’s houses. They didn’t even go to daycare until they could talk. But, it would depend on a number of factors. My child’s age and maturity level are big ones because I want them to be able to tell me what went on while they were there. NICOLE MORGAN DOWL

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ave the date! Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 is Nashville Parent’s annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair. Now’s the time to start planning your youngster’s summer fun. Representatives from more than 80 residential camps, local day camps and summer programs for ages 4 - 18 will be on hand to speak with families about what they have to offer, spanning the spectrum from arts to sports to outdoor activities. The fair is also an excellent outlet for older kids to seek out camp counselor opportunities. New this year, kids ages 6 - 12 can have a blast in the Adventure Play Area, boasting inflatables, face painters and more. And, we will be giving away more than $1,000 in camp scholarships as well. Booths are still available, so if you have a summer program you’d like our readers to know about, call 256-2158, ext. 130. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). Admission is free. Learn more at nashvilleparent.com.

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he Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association (SEBRA) Extreme Bull Riding & Barrel Racing National Finals come to Murfreesboro Jan. 25 - 26 from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum. Come see the top 40 bull riders from across the country go up against some of the toughest bulls as they try to win cash, prizes and coveted buckles. There will also be 20 of the country’s top barrel racers competing for a national title. Friday night is also Kids Night with a special $5 admission ticket for children ages 6 - 10 featuring a special Kids Corral with a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and more with a portion of the proceeds from the evening benefiting The Exchange Club, a non-profit child abuse prevention center. Advance tickets are $12 for both days for adults ($15 at the door), $8 children ages 6 - 10 and free for ages 5 and younger. Tennessee Miller Coliseum is located at 304 W. Thompson Lane. Call 336-669-8076 or visit gosebra.com.

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Professional racers fly around the track — and through the air! — during the AX Arena Cross Tour, an 11-round professional indoor motocross series, which includes an Amateur Arenacross Championship. The tour comes to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. It’s a family fun event where everyone will enjoy watching the competitors like Cole Thompson, Johnny Moore and more. Tickets are $18 adults, $10 ages 11 and younger, free ages 3 and younger. The Tennessee Miller Coliseum is located at 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. Visit arenacrosstour.com.

Murfreesboro’s long-standing destination for fabrics and more, Hancock Fabrics Store, is making a move this month from its Memorial location to Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro. The store is expected to expand its fabrics selection as well as possibly add a crafts section. Hancock Fabrics Store’s new location will be the old Goody’s spot at the mall. Stones River Mall is located at 1720 Old Fort Pkwy. Visit hancockfabrics.com.

There’s a new program that’s stirring up some music and fun at the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs. The Shake, Rattle & Roll program allows children of all ages to learn about different percussion instruments, make one of their very own as well as make music with their hand-made instrument. Participants make a different instrument each week. The programs takes place every Friday at 3:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 4. Cost is free for members, $6 for nonmembers. The Discovery Center is located at 502 S.E. Broad St. in Murfreesboro. Call 8902300 or visit discoverycenteronline.org.

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here’s something for everyone to see at the Center for the Arts. Plan for a great season of live theater in the ‘Boro. The 2013 season includes:

• Jan. 11 - 20: Footloose (Teens) • April 12 - 28: Aladdin (All ages) • June 14 - 30: Rent (Upper High School and older) • July 12 - 28: Driving Miss Daisy (Age Appropriate) • Aug. 9 - 25: Alice in Wonderland (Age Appropriate - Kids/Teens) • Sept. 13 - 29: Smoke on the Mountain - The Homecoming (Age Appropriate) • Oct. 18 - Nov. 3: Aida (Age Appropriate) Center for the Arts is located at 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro. Call 904-2787 or visit boroarts.org.

the ticker ... THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM will be closed to the

public from Jan. 22 - Feb. 6 due to the building’s construction to expand in conjunction with the forthcoming opening of the new convention center. If your family wants to visit prior to its temporary shut down, hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed - Sun. Call 416-2001 or visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT opens Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Adventure Science Center (ASC). Kids can join Mrs. Frizzle and her class for an exploration of weather through various hands-on activities. The

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exhibit runs through Sunday, April 28. ASC is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Hours are Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12. Call 8625160 or visit adventuresci.com.

THE SAM DAVIS HOME is

suspending its regular tours of the museum and historic house during the month of January. Tours will be available by appointment only, however, the historic grounds are open free of charge Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sun 1 - 4 p.m. The grounds will be closed in case of inclement weather. Located at 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna, call 4592341 or visit samdavishome.org.

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takes place Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Cannonsburgh Village (weather permitting). This free event for all ages includes a hayride around the grounds and a marshmallow roast by open fire. Cannonsburgh Village is located at 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro. Call 890-0355 or visit murfreesborotn.gov.

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pile on the toppings as they please. Kids meals and desserts are also available. Pollo Tropical is located at 715 Team Blvd., Smyrna. Visit pollotropical.com.

RADKIDS, a free national program that enables children ages 3 - 5 years to protect themselves from aggressors of any age, is now available by a trained staff at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro. This 10-day program gives training on a daily basis and takes place Jan. 14 - 18 and 21 - 25 from 1 - 2 p.m. Call Trina Pullum at 893-7439 or e-mail her at tpullum@ murfreesborotn.gov.


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• Jan. 12: Rain Man • Feb. 9: Field of Dreams • March 9: Raiders of the Lost Ark • April 6: Airplane • May 11: The Right Stuff • June 8: Out of Africa • July 13: Tootsie • Aug. 10: The Color Purple • Sept. 14: Tender Mercies • Oct. 12: A Passage to India • Nov. 9: Places in the Heart • Dec: Date and title TBA

All movie times are at 1 p.m., and advance registration is required. The library is located at 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood. To make reservations, call 371-0090, ext. 8510.

private school open houses Sneak a peek into area private schools this month at one of these open houses: BRENTWOOD ACADEMY (219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood; 523-0611; brentwoodacademy.com) Every Tue and Wed at 8:30 a.m. ... CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL (3105 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 2929465; ctk.org) Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 6 - 7 p.m. ... THE COVENANT SCHOOL (33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville; 467-2313; thecovenantschool. com) Thursday, Jan. 17 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. for Kindergarten; Thursday, Jan. 24 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. for Jr. Kindergarten (call to register) ... DAVIDSON ACADEMY (1414 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 860-5300; davidsonacademy.com) Saturday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. (call to RSVP) ... FRANKLIN ROAD ACADEMY (4700 Franklin Road, Nashville; 832-8845; franklinroadacademy.com) Saturday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. (call to RSVP) ... GOODPASTURE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (619 Due West Ave., Madison;

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ocal 4-year-old Matthias Aile was born with sickle cell disease, which has a higher occurrence among African-American babies. Sickle cell is a disorder in which the body’s red blood cells are abnormally shaped (like a sickle), which can result in a wide range of issues including dangerous infections, chronic anemia, damage to internal organs, pain and more. Matthias has the most severe form of sickle cell disease, classified as hgbSS. The young tot began having difficulties when he was 6 months old ranging from sudden fevers to contracting a rare blood bacteria to an assortment of viral infections. During his short lifespan thus far, Matthias has been hospitalized 13 times with three-to-five-day stays. His treatments cause temporary physical effects that sometimes result in his body swelling to twice his normal size. On Saturday, Jan. 12, the community is coming together to celebrate Matthias’ life while raising money to help offset his medical expenses. His birthday benefit will feature live entertainment by Ventriloquist Megan Piphus, Tilmon & Ryan, The Prosperity Praise Team, Joseph Crismon and Jordon Brothers. The event takes place at 2 p.m. at Prosperity MB. Church, 1815 Mt. Herman Road, Murfreesboro. Admission is donation based. Learn more at benefitformatt.com.

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Nurses for Newborns, the nonprofit that provides a safety net for at-risk families by helping prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect holds the Annual Night for Newborns on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 6 - 9:30 p.m. The evening includes dinner, drinks, a silent auction and live entertainment by country artist Daryle Singletary. “Each week in Tennessee, 200 babies are born to teens, 204 are born premature and 13 will die before their first birthday,” says Vicki Beaver, executive director of Nurses for Newborns. “Events like Night for Newborns provide the needed funds to send a registered nurse to at-risk families and change these awful statistics,” she adds. The event takes place at the W.O. Smith School of Music (1125 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville). Tickets are $75. Call 313-9989 or visit nfnf.org.

Into scrapbooking and enjoy supporting a good cause? Ages 10 and older can participate in the Sixth Annual Crop Out Diabetes event on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Old Hickory Country Club (1904 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory). This fundraiser for the Middle Tennessee Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation includes scrapbooking activities, giveaways, a silent auction, lunch, goodie bags and more. The event takes place from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and advanced registration ($45) is required. To learn more or sign up, visit cropoutdiabetestn.blogspot.com.

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hat Walt Disney World Resort vacation you took two years ago may need a tune up! New attractions, resorts and guest experiences are popping up all over Walt’s 47 square miles. The first time we took our oldest son to Disney World I studied every book, article, message board, website and anything else I could lay my eyes on to feel prepared for what seemed the overwhelming process of having a successful Disney World trip. I am a planner by nature, so this was F-U-N for me. I spent a LOT of time on my research, and we had a fantastic trip. Since then, I’ve been back with anywhere from two to 20 people, family and friends ages infant to 85. I’ve gone at all seasons with all sorts of crowds and almost every type of weather you can imagine. Disney is my family’s happy place, and it can be that place full of happy memories for your family, too. So let’s walk through your Walt Disney World vacation, from initial planning to traveling, as I do when I travel there myself.

When Should We Go?

It’s the first question I’m always asked. My quick answer is to go when children are in school — I know! Principals probably hate me, but I encourage families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers to go while schools are in session because, like most resorts, the Disney property rates are divided into seasons based on popularity. So many families visit Disney during school vacations that these are typically the higher rate (peak) seasons. Disney has value and regular seasons, with the best rates of the year falling in late August/September, early December and January. These are also

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the optimal vacation times, with lowest crowds as a huge bonus. Other lower-crowd-great rate times to go include October, February and mid-April to early June. To entice your family to visit the World, Disney also continues to offer a variety of resort and vacation package discounts throughout the year. People ask me how far in advance they should book their vacation and are often surprised by the answer. I encourage families to reserve their vacation package or room-only reservation as soon as they know their vacation dates. Why should they do this six months to a year in advance? No one likes to be disappointed, and Disney’s 24 Resorts and Vacation Villa properties often sell out well before travel dates. A $200 deposit is required to hold any vacation package with the balance due 45 days before travel. For a room-only reservation, payment of one night’s stay will hold your room until you check in. Any stay in an official Walt Disney World Hotel provides your family free ground transportation to and from Orlando International Airport, free transportation throughout Disney property, and all-important access to the Extra Magic Hours benefit available only to resort guests.

Disney Dining Plan

No matter what, you may add your theme park tickets and a Disney Dining Plan to make your vacation as seamless as possible. For my family, the Disney Dining Plan has always made sense as we enjoy the variety of one table service meal, one quick service meal and one snack credit per person per night of our stay. It saves us money and we know what to expect before we leave home.

(A vacation package will include your accommodations, theme park tickets and one of three Disney Dining Plans if you choose to include it for the length of your stay; everyone in a room must be on the same package.) For a room-only reservation, each component is separate but park tickets and the dining plan may be added.

The Resorts

Disney World has 24 of them — including eight Vacation Villa properties — for you to choose from. From 260-squarefeet Value resort rooms that rent for as little as $85 per night during Value season to huge three bedroom Grand Villas and even luxurious two bedroom suites at Deluxe resorts for up to $3,000 per night during holiday weeks, Disney truly has something for everyone in onproperty accommodations. The newest option, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, features 864 standard Value guest rooms and 1,120 family suites that sleep up to six people. Disney is finally getting the hint that larger families on a budget need on-property accommodations, too! For the ultimate in convenience, check out Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. These Vacation Villas are close to the Magic Kingdom and feature kitchens, washers and dryers, and up to three bedrooms. Disney-themed rooms, pools, restaurants and quick park access provide even more reasons to stay in the middle of the magic. You’ve heard about those fun character meals? Well, you or your travel agent can make reservations for any of 13 meals with a variety of Disney classic characters, beloved princesses or preschooler favorites up to 180 days in advance. Believe it or not, many of

these reservations fill up six months ahead of time! Therefore, as soon as you’ve chosen and booked your resort accommodations, make those dining reservations.

Theme Parks

Now that you’re set to go, let’s talk about the real fun: the theme parks. Disney World has four major theme parks, two water parks and one nighttime shopping and entertainment complex, Downtown Disney. The Magic Kingdom theme park is where it all began, and it’s just completed the biggest expansion in its 41year history with the addition of New Fantasyland. New Fantasyland is home to two new sections of the park: Storybook Circus and The Enchanted Forest. Storybook Circus features a newly designed Dumbo the Flying Elephant with two circles of flying elephants, an interactive queue area and even FASTpass service (we’ll get to FASTpass in a minute). The Barnstormer and Casey Jr.’s Splash and Soak Station share the rest of Storybook Circus with Pete’s Silly Sideshow, a big-top tent where you’ll find your favorite Disney characters. You can also catch the Walt Disney World Railroad in Storybook Circus. The centerpiece of New Fantasyland and the heart of the excitement at The Magic Kingdom is the Enchanted Forest. Belle and Beast have a new home in the impressive Beast’s Castle, which stands in the distance. Belle’s village is home to the enormous, breathtaking Be Our Guest restaurant, which offers quick service meals at lunch and becomes a table service restaurant in the evenings. Belle also has her own attraction — Enchanted Tales with Belle — where guests of all ages are invited


magic advice: Use a Disney Vacation Planner! Save yourself the headache of research if you don’t like planning and get the help of an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner travel agent. These agents have extensive knowledge of Disney destinations and will not charge you one penny to research and book Disney resorts, vacation packages or discounts. A planner can arrange your ground transportation, rebook your vacation should a better rate appear and make all of your Disney dining reservations for you.

to participate in a magical re-telling of the Beauty and the Beast story. Gaston has his own tavern, too! Near Ariel’s castle, guests can board Under the Sea — Journey of the Little Mermaid for a ride through the Little Mermaid story. Meet Ariel, too, in her new grotto. She’s back in her fins! The Magic Kingdom also boasts thriller attractions for older kids (Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad), classics for everyone (The Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, It’s a Small World), precious starters for little ones (Dumbo’s the Flying Elephant, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin), popular characters (Mickey Mouse, Goofy) and plenty of Disney princesses. Disney is smart enough to place attractions for all ages in each of its four parks so I have a hard time steering families to a specific park as ageappropriate. Let me just tell you a few tidbits that can help: Epcot is wonderful! Everyone except the very youngest visitor will marvel and the newly re-imagined Test Track where you get to design and test your own GM car! Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings movies to life from classics to Pixar. I’m often asked about my favorite Disney attraction, and it’s right here: Hollywood Tower of Terror! And Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a crowning jewel in Imagineering. The Tree of Life is an incredible icon of carved animals that showcase Disney’s passionate commitment to wildlife. The Kilimanjaro Safari, a 25-minute ride through a true African habitat is the park’s centerpiece.

FASTpass a Must

How will your family manage to see all of the attractions in this, or any, Disney theme park in one day? Well, I DO recommend you spend one day in each park plus an extra day in the Magic Kingdom (especially if you have little ones), but to maximize every moment, you’ve got to use FASTpass. FASTpass is Disney’s way of collecting return appointment times to many of the most popular attractions in each of the four parks. Here’s how we do it: Arrive at the park at least 15 minutes before it opens. Elect one adult in your group to be your FASTpass runner and give that person all of your park tickets. The runner will go to your favorite attraction, place your passes in a little machine and receive FASTpass tickets (a one-hour return window) for everyone in the group. The rest of you should meet the runner at another attraction and enjoy it together. As soon as your one-hour return window opens up, go to your FASTpass attraction and find that short line. Then have your runner FASTpass another attraction and so on throughout the day. It’s that simple. I hope I’ve whet your appetite to take a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Disney World truly has something for all ages and budgets, and I hope that your family, like mine did, will step in and see that magic is alive and well in central Florida.

The Beast welcomes guests to the New Fantasyland.

Two buddies enjoy Kona Cones at a Disney restaurant.

Jami Hill is a local mom and Fairy TripMother. She is co-owner of FTM Travel, which has achieved the designation of Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. You may reach her at jami@fairytripmother. com. At last count she had visited Walt Disney World 33 times. Jami Hill (center) enjoys Cosmo slushes with pals at Walt Disney World.

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the baby pages he’s smiling ... but a little gas on the belly could be the culprit

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ure he looks all cute and cuddly, smiling at you. Be warned! Some of those smiles could be gas rolling around in his little tummy, especially if he has just finished eating. Just a little bit of gas is enough to tickle his belly. So, be sure to burp him well or those adorable smiles can turn into frowns, followed by crying. Baby’s system needs burping to release the air that gets trapped during feedings. Here’s how: Sit upright and hold him against your chest. Baby’s chin should rest on your shoulder as you support his head and back with one hand. With the other hand, gently pat his back. Slowly rocking with your baby while you do this may also help. Or, hold him sitting up on your lap or across your knee. Support his chest and head with one hand by cradling his chin in the palm of your hand and resting the heel of your hand on his chest (be careful to grip Baby’s chin and not throat). Use your other and to gently pat his back. Another way is to lay Baby on his belly over your lap. Support his head and make sure it’s higher than his chest. Gently pat his back. If he seems fussy during feeding, stop the session, burp him, then begin feeding again. Try burping him every two to three ounces if you bottle feed and each time you switch breasts if you breastfeed. If he doesn’t burp after a few minutes, change his position and try burping him again for a few more minutes. Always burp him when feeding time is over. Source: Askdrsears.com.

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• The shoulder straps should be inserted through the slots at or below his shoulders. • Adjust the chest clip to armpit level. • When latching the seat to the car, the seat should not be able to move more than one inch side to side. • Have your car seat checked by a certified child passenger safety technician. • Avoid buying used seats as they may not reach today’s standards or they are expired. These are some of the most common steps that are not followed by many parents. For the full list, visit safekids.org.

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morning sickness to the

MAX By Shelly Wallace

Women have been suffering with nausea in pregnancy for centuries. But morning sickness’ nasty cousin — hyperemesis gravidarum — makes morning sickness unbearable for the 1.5 percent of women who get it.

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t may be cold comfort when you’re running — once again, hand over mouth — to the restroom, or worse, quickly opening your car door at a traffic light to “toss your cookies” in the road before continuing on your way, but if you have nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, at least one study from Cornell University shows that your condition is actually healthy for you and your baby. In fact, researchers found that nearly 65,000 women who suffered from morning sickness had fewer miscarriages as well as a greater chance of giving birth to healthy babies. (please turn the page)

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If that by itself doesn’t make you feel better, at least you know you’re not alone. Women have been suffering with morning sickness and its most severe form, hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), for centuries, and now with the Duchess of Cambridge’s recent hospitalization for HG, women and doctors are discussing it anew. The truth is, more than 75 percent of women will have nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, and only 1.5 percent of them will have the most serious form, says Heather Rupe, M.D., an obstetrician with the Women’s Group of Franklin and co-author of the book, The Pregnancy Companion (Leafwood Publishing; 2011). HG occurs, Rupe says, when the nausea and vomiting are relentless despite all conservative measures, resulting in severe dehydration and weight loss. If left untreated, a state of partial starvation occurs that can cause electrolyte imbalances and even death. Rupe says that morning sickness and its more serious cousin, HG, are thought to be caused by rising levels of the hormones human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and estrogen during the first trimester. Most women’s nausea symptoms will resolve around 16 weeks as these levels begin to drop, but for a minority of women, morning sickness can become downright dangerous. When you have lost 5 percent or more of body weight or has been unable to keep anything down, including water for 24 hours, intervention is necessary. Because HG makes women unable to keep anything down for several days, there is a cause for concern for the baby, says Kelly G. Williams, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. He adds that many women are concerned that they will hurt their baby, but the baby will get what it needs when Mom’s replenished. “Untreated, HG can be very serious leading to hospitalization, loss of work, dehydration with its potential complications and possibly low birth weight babies,” says Nicole Schlechter, M.D., OB/GYN at Baptist Hospital. “That said, early and appropriate treatment can help avoid these complications.” Rupe says modern medicine makes severe complications rare. When HG is diagnosed, it’s time for hospital admission and intravenous hydration and nausea medication. Women begin to feel substantially better within hours of being

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rehydrated, and after getting rehydrated, many women will be able to go home with oral antinausea meds such as Ondansetron (available as a tablet that dissolves under the tongue). Some women may need a continuous infusion pump of medication under their skin, or in rare cases, a home IV set up with fluids and vitamins. Another common medication for treating HG is Promethazine, given as a pill, cream or rectal suppository. While helpful, Promethazine can make you extremely sleepy. “The most common medications for morning sickness are Phenegran (Promethazine) and Zofran,” says Williams. “Both are very successful but Phenegran is much cheaper. If I have a patient who is worried about sedation, I use Zofran during the day and Phenegran at night. Vitamin B6 is also often used and very successful.”

Can HG Be Avoided?

All women who experience morning sickness will tell you it’s a catch-22. You feel sick to your stomach, so naturally you don’t want to eat. Only when you’re pregnant, you MUST eat or the sick feeling will get worse. When that happens, it becomes harder to eat and the downward spiral can begin. Whether you keep a bag of Cap’n Crunch next to your bed or more healthy options doesn’t matter; the most important thing is to get something in your stomach and to keep on nibbling as best you can throughout the day. “Every pregnancy is different,” Rupe says. Women can have HG with one pregnancy and not with another. Often, if a woman gets recurrent HG, the severity can vary between pregnancies, even when carrying the same gender. “We’re not sure why such variance occurs, other than the old adage, ‘every pregnancy is different,’” Rupe adds. “HG is more common in women with a greater placental mass — such as twin and triplet pregnancies — leading some to feel that it is caused by the hormones produced by the placenta in pregnancy (hCG or estrogen),” says Schlechter.

Plan of Attack

While HG may not be avoidable, there are some things you can do in pregnancy to try and offset its path. Rupe suggests the following: • Bland Diet: Avoid spicy food, coffee, sugary and fried food. Stick to breads, nuts, bananas, applesauce and rice. • Eat Often: Eat small amounts every couple hours. Try to never get hungry or full. Keep crackers by your bed so you can eat before you even get up in the morning.

• Avoid Triggers: If certain smells (gas, meat, dog, etc.) trigger nausea, do everything you can to avoid these odors. • B6: Vitamin B6 25 mg every six hours taken alone or in combination with doxylamine (Unisom) is one of the safest, best studied medications for nausea. Both are available over the counter. If you continue to have symptoms of severe nausea and are unable to hold down food for 24 hours, or are losing weight, you may be developing HG and should contact your provider.

Coping With It

Of course, nothing can be more trying to a newly expectant mother than having morning sickness and having to take care of another child at the same time. With HG, a woman can become completely incapacitated until treatment gets her on her feet again. If you can’t hire help, then rely on your partner. If your partner can’t be there for you then you’ll need to rely on the kindness of friends and family. Above all else, when morning sickness elevates to the max, you will need support ... and the realization that one day soon, this too shall pass. Shelly Wallace is a freelance writer.

Preventing HG — Eat often. An empty stomach will only make you feel worse. Eat more often instead of just three meals a day. — If you crave it, eat it, say experts, even if that means a grilled cheese sandwich for every meal. (Don’t worry about getting a balanced diet, but do take prenatal vitamins, which will compensate for any nutrients you lose during this stage.) — Go alternative. The American Medical Association has approved acupuncture (often covered by insurance ) as a means of treating pregnancy nausea. Another option: Bio-Bands, acupressure bracelets often used to ease motion sickness. — Drink up. It’s important to consume 10 cups of fluids a day. — If you can’t keep down any liquid, even water, and you begin to lose weight, call your doctor right away. This may be a sign of HG.


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by June Allan Corrigan laying dress-up, finger painting, pushing trains around a track ... preschool certainly looks like a lot of fun but you may be wondering: Will my child really learn anything? And, in today’s tough economic climate, is it worth the expense? Most definitely, say early-childhood experts, who insist that play is the ideal way for 3- and 4-year-olds to develop essential academic and social skills. Here then are some of the important lessons young children will absorb under the guise of play.

How to behave at school The typical preschool classroom can seem pretty chaotic to a casual observer given all the different play centers and activities going on. Appearances to the contrary, there are still plenty of rules and routines in place that teach children how to conduct themselves in a school setting and be part of a group. Some will take risks before learning. “Kids are supposed to test boundaries — that’s how they learn,” says Jenn Berman, Psy.D., author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years (Sterling; 2010). They begin to understand the concept of taking turns and pretty soon everyday tasks like lining up to go outside and sitting in circle for storytime become second nature. How to ask for help By the age of 3 or 4, most children are adept at asking Mom or Dad to pour them a glass of milk or help them reach a toy on a high shelf. But what happens at school when a shoe becomes untied or they don’t quite make it to the bathroom? “In preschool, children acquire and learn to polish the social skills they need to interact successfully with adults, particularly adults they don’t know,” says Berman. Sure, they’ll probably have to elbow past other kids all clamoring for the teacher’s attention, but that will teach them to assert themselves. Research shows that a positive experience with a first teacher helps children gain confidence and form productive relationships with future teachers and adults. How to investigate and explore Endless opportunities exist during preschool for young children to learn about the world around them, and they will do this through play. “Free play’s important — it causes the brain to wire in a healthy way,” says Berman. A good

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preschool focuses on social and emotional needs over cognitive learning, so children are free to focus on activities that interest them — when they focus, they are trying to master a skill or concept. The preschool setting may seem relatively unstructured, but studies show that children learn best when teachers and preschools create an environment that provides kids interesting materials and new ideas to explore. The added benefit is that feeding and nurturing a child’s natural curiosity will foster a lifetime love of learning. How to make friends You’re probably in the habit of setting up playdates for your child, but preschool gives him the chance to forge friendships on his own and settle differences without the help of a parent or caregiver. “Preschoolers learn how to approach other children and be comfortable around them,” says Margaret L. Bauman, author of Your Successful Preschooler: Ten Skills Children Need to Become Confident and Socially Engaged (Jossey-Bass; 2011). As time passes, they’ll figure out how to start up a conversation by focusing on the other person so that initial interactions become less a case of one-upmanship. Asking, “What are you doing?” will win him more friends than the conversation starter, “I can dig a deeper hole than that,” ever will, but children only gain this social savvy through trial and error amongst their peers. Setting the stage for social competence at a young age benefits kids as they get older and for when they need to work on school projects in pairs or groups. How to be independent In the interest of time management, many parents tend to automatically help their 3- or 4-year-olds with the small tasks of everyday life, such as fastening buttons and zippers or opening a packaged snack. But preschool teachers — who may need to get 12 or more kids quickly into their coats and out onto the playground — encourage students to take more responsibility. “Children learn how to put on their own jackets, open their own juice boxes and remember to wash their hands after going to the bathroom,” says Bauman. Early practice in self-care skills will boost your child’s confidence in other settings such as a visit to a friend’s house where you’re not around to intercede. It will make your life easier, too! J June Allan Corrigan is a freelance writer and the mother of two children.


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the joy of

Don’t feel guilty about playing with your child, feel guilty if you’re NOT! Your child’s built-in mechanism for becoming more socially intelligent, creative and happier come to life when he plays. Maybe YOU can take a lesson from HIM.

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by Susan Day

any researchers believe that today’s kids live in a world where childhood and the free play inherent in its passage are under siege. Well-meaning parents sign their children up for organized activities as soon as possible or simply plop them in front of the TV or a computer rather than engage with them in simple free-time activities or play. As soon as possible, parents sign their progeny up for organized activities and before long the family is abuzz with busyness. Just remember that unstructured play time is an inherent need. “Neuroscientists, developmental biologists, psychologists, social scientists and researchers from every point of the scientific compass now know that play is a profound biological process,” says Stuart Brown, a leading play researcher in the United States. Play “shapes the brain and makes us smarter and more adaptable,” Brown says. It also fosters empathy in kids, and lies at the very heart of creativity and innovation. Unstructured play helps children learn how to work in groups, to share, negotiate, resolve conflicts, regulate emotions and behavior, and speak up for themselves. Perhaps most importantly, it helps them to develop what interests them. Play is the catalyst to a more productive and happier life and it is critical for children’s brain development, says Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of Raising Happiness (Ballantine; 2010). So while it’s good to be involved in activities, too, curb your impulses to sacrifice good old-fashioned play in favor of extra preschool academics and

structured sports — in fact, know that starting academic instruction earlier in life does not necessarily lead to greater success, and it might even hinder it. Studies have shown that children attending academic preschools showed no advantage in reading or math achievement over kids who went to play-based preschools, but that they CAN have higher levels of test anxiety. In our achievement-oriented world, Carter says, we often lose sight of just how important play is for young children. So make time to roll up your sleeves and dig in with your child. It’s time to have learning fun:

Activities for You and Your Child Fishing for Fun

Make different colors of fish out of construction paper and number each one. Glue a magnetic strip (get at a craft store) to each. Make a fishing rod by tying a string to any simple wooden stick and attaching another small magnet to the end. Spread the fish out, call out a number and take turns fishing.

Number Match

Make two sets of index cards with 10 cards in each. On the first set, write the numbers 1 to 10 or make numbers your child can trace. Then help him with the second set: Put a sticker on a card to match up with the card that has the number 1, and so on. Lay the cards out face up, and see if your child can make matches. Once he’s got that down, turn the cards over to play a traditional game of memory. (please turn the page)

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joy of

activities to enjoy together!

Song Sillies

Let your child correct you as you sing the words wrong in songs that he knows. He’ll have a ball straightening you out. Then, work on singing rhymes and changing those words, too. The point is to make the activity silly (but smart!).

I Can Read Box

Practice Counting

See who can count the doors, windows or floor tiles in your house the fastest (and most accurately). Your child can also count cans in your cupboard, forks in your drawers or shirts hanging up in a closet. If you are playing on the way to work or school, he can count red cars or mailboxes.

Play Store

Kids love imaginary fun and playing store is the classic. Make sure your child has a simple cash register. Set small, safe objects in baskets or bins on your kitchen table and take turns “shopping” for items and paying for them.

The Touch Bag

Decorate a shoe box together, making it really colorful with glue-on items. When your child identifies a word he likes (at home or out and about with you) let him try writing it on a card, then have him drop it in the box. Review your box words from time to time and decorate the cards, too.

Storytelling

Read your child a story and tell him you might forget parts but maybe he can remember them for you. This will help him to listen. Then, see if he can re-tell the story in his own way with favorite stuffed animals or puppets.

Collect items from nature — a flower, a stick, a rock, a feather, a leaf — and put them in a bag. Have your child feel each item to guess what it is. Once he pulls it out, ask questions: How long do you think it hung on the tree? What animals did it see?

Letter scramble

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Treasure Hunt

Cut big letters out of foam or cardstock. Have your child trace each a few times and then tape them to a plastic tablecloth you’ve laid on the floor. Call out a letter, and challenge your child to race to it.

Indoor Hopscotch

Create a hopscotch grid on a tile, carpet or wood floor using low-tack painter’s tape. Don’t forget to create the numbers as well. You can use a Beanie Baby or other small, stuffed animal instead of a rock. Take turns hopping through the course.

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Shaving cream is basically canned soap. Tell your child you’re going to make letters in the foam. Sit down at the table and spray several lines of shaving cream in front of you both, then start making letters. Don’t be upset if you have to spray more or if the activity turns into just a big mess!

Mirror, Mirror

It’s so fun to use dry-erase markers on a mirror! Let your child trace his head or ears, and add extras to his picture. You can write letters and words here, too.

Put small little toys in a “treasure chest” and hide it in your house. Create simple picture clues (a plant, a couch, a step stool or other items around your home), either by drawing them or cutting them out of a magazine. Then start a scavenger hunt with the clues. Your child will follow them to find the treasure. This will enhance the listening and direction-following skills that help children in the classroom. Susan Day is editor of this publication and mom of four kids.


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It’s surprisingly easy to create a reader. And surprisingly easy not to.

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t’s sad but true: Most of us are failing our kids as reading role models. Nearly one-third of parents do not read to their children, research shows. According to the National Literacy Trust’s Words for Life campaign, 29 percent of parents polled think that someone else plays a more important role in their child’s reading than they do (they rated teachers and other members of the family as more influential than themselves). But those parents are wrong. Literacy experts agree that it’s really, really important for young kids to be read to and to have reading modeled to them by their parents. When children aren’t engaged with reading from an early age, they can develop a distaste later on without a foundation for it and far too many kids in elementary school see reading as one big pain in the neck. If that’s the case in your home, then some intervention is needed.

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There are three secrets to getting your children to love reading, and they are surprisingly simple: Read yourself, read to your kids and let them read anything to themselves that they want. You wouldn’t expect your son to learn to drive before he’s watched you behind the wheel for 17 years. You shouldn’t expect him to learn to read before you’ve read and read and read in front of him and to him. We all know that kids do what we do, so if you want your children to be readers, you have to be one, too. The great part is, parents can read just about anything in order to model good reading behavior. As long as we are prioritizing reading over other activities, our children will, too. If I ever find myself getting too busy to read, I read middle grade or young adult novels. By definition, they can be easier to read but equally if not more thought provoking than adult books.


And then read aloud to your children for as long as you can and definitely after they have started to read on their own. Read often during the day, not just at bedtime. Keep books all over the house to make this easy. A basket at the breakfast table, a basket in the car, books in your purse. And read to children who can read to themselves. Children’s listening comprehension and reading comprehension do not converge until the eighth grade. Therefore, you are able to read books to them that they are not yet able to read to themselves. This activity loads their brain with new vocabulary, comprehension skills and a fantastic model of what fluent reading sounds like. Reading aloud sounds too easy but in fact, as Marilyn Jager Adams, author of Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print (A Bradford Book; 1994) states, “Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.“ Research shows that to be strong and avid readers, children need to read a lot. One study reports that proficient fourth grade readers read for at least two-and-ahalf hours a day while the poorest fourth grade readers read for only half an hour a day. Often we look for magic bells and whistles to get our non-readers reading when the solution is so simple. Let them read what they want to read. Literally think in terms of quantity not quality, at first. Jim Trelease, author of The Read Aloud Handbook (Penguin Books; 2006), states, “Research demonstrates the powerful role that recreational ‘lite’ reading plays in developing good, lifetime readers. Is it classic literature? Of course not. Does it have a better chance of creating fluent readers that the classics would? Definitely. And can it eventually lead to the classics? Yes, and certainly sooner than would The Red Badge of Courage.” So let kids read series books, comic books, e-books. Literally whatever they want. With secrets revealed, parents can do simple things to encourage their children to read. Without the pressure of flashcards and tutors both parents and children alike can rediscover the joy of a good story and time spent sitting still. J

Books Kids’ll Love Discover great books together at the following sites: ReadKiddoRead.com GuysRead.com Oprah.com’s Kids Reading List American Library Association ala.org DropEverythingandRead.com Children’s Choices Project reading.org/libraries/choices/ Cybils Awards cybils.com

Keeping Kids Reading

Stacey Loscalzo is a freelance writer and mom of two.

Nurture confidence by providing lots of opportunities to show off what they know.

Create a reading nook Children of all ages will find further inspiration for reading if they have a cozy environment to do so. Boys may like a fort-like structure while girls may prefer a canopy corner. No matter what you create, here are some elements to be sure to remember: • Keep the reading space away from loud noises. • Provide seating and good lighting. • Up the comfort element with pillows and blankets. • Stock the space with plenty of age-appropriate books. • Have bookmarks at the ready. • Provide a way to listen to audio books. • Supply a children’s dictionary.

Talk about what you’re reading Offering opportunities for your child to think about the story and talk about it will help to build reading comprehension skills. Ask questions about what your child’s reading Talk about how much you enjoy reading with your child. Read aloud with expressions and humor in your voice. Browse for books at stores, online, in libraries The preschool age is a perfect time to introduce your child to the public library, used book stores, school surplus events and garage sales. Read every day, in the car, at the park If you family’s schedule is crazy or your child is very active, don’t fear. Reading a book here and there throughout the day has the same benefits as one long stretch.

• Have materials for your child to write or draw his own story.

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learning centers, tutoring centers and test prep Achieve Learning
 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, Ste. 300, Franklin
 771-1226 • achievelearningnow.com
 Offers programs for students with accelerated goals as well as for students needing help. Programs include a reading program for Grades K - 12, early reading for PreK - 1, upper level math, math, tutoring and ACT/SAT test prep. Club Z! Tutoring
 866-44-TUTOR • clubztutoring.com
 In-home tutoring for ages 3 and older includes all core subjects, foreign languages, ACT/SAT test prep, music lessons and more to help improve grades, raise test scores and learn productive study skills.

Dyslexia Centers of Tennessee 7110 Town Center Way, Ste. 201, Brentwood 221-3941 • dyslexiacentershelp.com
 Child and adult testing for dyslexia and one-onone or two-on-one training with therapy designed to retrain the brain to work with each child’s individual needs to improve reading levels. Expressways To Learning — TN
 Franklin, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville
 851-9703 • expresswaystolearningtn.com
 Teaches and addresses the needs of dyslexia, autism, ADD/ADHD and gifted students.  Specializes in “Learning Differences.” Hermitage Learning Center (HLC)
 3441 Lebanon Road, Ste. 119, Hermitage 
 874-1400 • tutoryou@comcast.net
 hermitagelearningcenter.com
 HLC offers one-on-one tutoring, psychoeducational testing, assessment, ACT/SAT test prep.

Homework Hotline
 298-6636
• homeworkhotline.info Staffed by educators (speaking in Arabic, English, Kurdish, Somali, Spanish and Swahili), local kids needing assistance can call between the hours of 4 - 8 p.m. Mon - Thu for free. Huntington Learning Center
 95 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 106, Cool Springs 376-8000
• brentwood.huntingtonhelps.com
 Grades K - 12 get supplemental help in reading, writing, math and phonics as well as one-on-one ACT/SAT/ISEE test preparation. Huntington Learning Center
 112 Saundersville Road, Ste. 208B Hendersonville
• 851-9099 hendersonville.huntingtonhelps.com
 Students ages 5 - 18 get supplemental help in reading, writing, math and phonics as well as SAT/ACT test preparation.

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smarter kids Kumon 
Math and Reading Centers 800-ABC-MATH (222-6284) • kumon.com
 Bellevue • 646-3243
 Brentwood • 370-5776
 Franklin • 790-0407
 Hendersonville • 264-5733
 Using techniques designed more than 50 years ago in Japan to help children develop their full potential in math and reading, the center teaches preschool and higher in remediation or enhancement.

LearningRx 
 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., 
Ste. 1584, Murfreesboro
 867-8717
• learningrx.com
 LearningRx provides cognitive skills training that empowers every child to learn faster and easier.  LearningRx identifies and strengthens the skills behind how students learn.  They offer assessments and life-changing training for students of all ages who want better listening, reading and processing skills.

Learning Lab of Brentwood
 5500 Maryland Way, Ste. 110 Brentwood • 377-2929
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 570 Bakers Bridge Ave.
 Franklin • 790-3200 ext. 116
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 3815 Cleghorn Ave.
Nashville • 321-7272
 mylearnlab.com
 Educational support for all ages in all academic areas, organization and study skills, computer skills, ACT/SAT/ISEE prep, speed reading and foreign languages as well as comprehensive educational testing and homeschool support.

Mathnasium
 5111 Peter Taylor Park Drive, Ste. 500 Brentwood • 309-0890
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 420 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 100 Franklin • 807-1065
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 Hendersonville • 469-2180
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 Mt. Juliet • 469-2180
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 A learning center where students in Grades 2 - 12 can go year round to boost math skills. Members pay a monthly fee and can drop-in any time.

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NewPoint Learning Center
 2207 Crestmoor Road, Ste. 205, Nashville 298-4112
• newpointlearning.com
 Assistance to students in grades K - 12 in all subjects. The center provides tutoring, study skills, ACT and SAT preparation, and college planning. Sylvan Learning
 Nashville-Green Hills
 2000 Richard Jones Road, Ste. 178 Nashville • 292-3900
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 110 Glancy St., Ste. 211 Goodlettsville • 860-9111
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 1227 Lakeview Drive, Ste. 4
 Franklin • 790-8775
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 Sylvan offers a choice of tutoring programs that is personalized to the academic needs of your child as well as your household schedule and budget.


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Local students attend a recent Young People’s Concert hosted by the Nashville Symphony.

Your Nashville Tutor
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 Affordable in-home tutoring for children in grades K - 12 in elementary math and reading, middle school math, Algebra 1 and 2, geometry, homework help and study skills. Tutor Doctor
 900-5174 • tutordoctornashville.com
 In-home tutoring in math, science, reading and language arts, foreign language and more. Tutoring Unlimited
 970-2003 • tutoringunlimited.com In-home one-on-one tutoring in reading, math, language, English as a second language and more, including ACT/SAT prep.

arts education Belmont Academy 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville 
 460-6346 • belmontacademy.net
 Operated under the Belmont University College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Academy offers private instruction for all ages in piano, traditional strings, guitar, banjo, mandolin, brass/winds, harp, percussion and voice.  The Nashville Children’s Choir includes four choirs for ages 8 through high school.  Additional camps, master classes and ensemble and chamber music opportunities and summer sessions are available.

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Cheekwood Botanical
Garden and Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
 353-9827 • cheekwood.org        
 Cheekwood’s education department offers a variety of classes, programs and tours for all ages year round. Cheekwood also hosts free programs such as Tuesdays for Tots, a drop-in family art program, and Backpack Adventures, self-guided garden exploration kits, for children. See the website for more information and a full list of all upcoming offerings. Nashville Children’s Theatre
(NCT) 25 Middleton St., Nashville
 254-9103 nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
 Tennessee’s only professional, non-profit children’s theater offers age-appropriate drama classes for ages 3 through Grade 12 during winter and fall sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays.  Classes and camps range from song, dance and movement for 3-year-olds to acting, character development, play writing and performing for older students, all of which emphasize the process of theater and the innate creativity of each child. In addition, NCT offers a Theatre Voyagers class for children with autism ages 8 and older. The 2013 winter session begins Jan. 19.

Nashville Opera
 3622 Redmon St., Nashville 
 832-5242 • nashvilleopera.org
 The opera brings a performance of a current production (this year, it’s Little Red’s Most Unusual Day) to local schools. “In the Theater” allows for students to come to the opera for a dress rehearsal (open to middle and high school students only; this season, students can see The Magic Flute on Tuesday, April 9).  “In the Community” brings Nashville Opera on Tour out and about with free performances.  Free performances of Little Red’s Most Unusual Day begin Saturday, Feb. 9. For a full list of upcoming public performances, visit the website. Nashville Symphony
 1 Symphony Place, Nashville
 687-6500 • nashvillesymphony.org
 The Symphony’s Music Education City includes free programs for students in public, private and home schools for all grade levels. Music education is provided via classroom instruction, admission to dress rehearsals for classical series concerts, master classes and workshops (Grades 4 – 12). In addition, the Curb Youth Symphony is available to students in grades 8 -12. The symphony also hosts a website specifically for kids to learn more about instruments and other tidbits — nsokids.org. Each year, the symphony offers a series of free Young People’s Concerts to all Middle Tennessee schools.



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Nashville Ballet offers free community performances of kid-friendly fare throughout the year (Aesop’s Fables pictured above). In addition, the company has in-school programs, and the School of Nashville Ballet offers classes for ages 2 and older.

Nashville Ballet
 3630 Redmon St., Nashville
 297-2966 • nashvilleballet.com
 Part of Nashville Ballet’s mission is to bring and introduce live dance to schools and other centers through a school and touring program and family and community programs. Learn about classes (at Nashville and Brentwood campuses) and additional offerings at the website. O’More College of Design
 423 South Margin St., Franklin
 794-4254 • omorecollege.edu
 The design college offers a Summer Studio in June and July for students in Grades 1 - 12. Classes range from drawing and painting to fashion illustration and digital design.

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Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
 505 Deaderick St., Nashville
 782-4000 • tpac.org/education
 TPAC Education brings arts opportunities to all ages.  For children, Humanities Outreach in Tennessee (HOT) has students coming to TPAC for professional productions complemented by teacher guidebooks and materials in addition to talk-back sessions with performers and in-school visits.  Wolf Trap places performing artists in head start and pre-school classes, weaving arts into curriculum for younger children. Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music
 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville 
 322-7651 • blair.vanderbilt.edu
 Blair School of Music offers private and group precollege instruction for grades K - 12.  Programs include all choral instruments, piano, guitar, voice, dulcimer, fiddle, mandolin and banjo.  Also

available is chamber music, Suzuki instruction, group and beginning piano, interactive music theory (ages 12 and older), music history and literature (ages 12 and older), and Kindermusik (for ages newborn - 6 years).  The Blair Children’s Chorus Program is also available for grades 1 12 by audition.  The Nashville Youth Orchestra Program is available by audition only for all levels of skill. Watkins College of Art & Design
 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville
 383-4848 • watkins.edu/community
 Community education classes for ages 5 - 18 teach art fundamentals in areas like drawing, soft sculpture, painting, clay, digital photography, screen printing and other media. Download a list of classes and registration form at the website.

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It’s not JUST JANUARY. It’s time to start signing kids up for summer camp.

he past year went so fast, it’s safe to say that summer’s just around the bend: uh-oh! Are you ready? Will you be? Making summer plans for your kids comes front and center this month, and to help you out, we learned the low-down from several local day camps about what kids can expect this year. So let’s get crackin’. And while you’re at it, mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 2 when Nashville Parent’s 2013 Summer Camp Adventure Fair takes off at CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin. You’ll be able to meet camp directors in person and learn about both local and residential camps for your kids while having fun in between.

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From horseback riding to wading in creeks in search of crawdads, the summer of 2013 is shaping up nicely. Over at Camp Idyllwild, located in Duck River, Tenn., Camp Director Eric Ward says there are lots of new activities kids can get excited about. The camp has more than tripled its indoor air-conditioned arts and crafts area and Ward says it’s always a big draw. He also says the 450-foot zip line sees a lot of action. “Last summer the zip line was a major hit — one kid went nine times in one day!” Ward shares. For kids who love all that jumping and swinging, Camp YI in La Vergne now offers a five-circuit high ropes course, a Quantam Leap and a giant swing. And at Deer Run Retreat in Thompson’s Station, Liz Gibson, co-founder and communications director of the camps, says, Spring Valley Lake is a camper favorite. This year the lake will have more climbing areas, more trampoline space and even a super launcher. Water’s always a draw for kids and that’s why Camp Whippoorwill in Fairview added additional standing paddle boards for the YOLO pond they introduced last year. This year the camp has six YOLOs for an hourlong activity period for second through eighth graders, says Executive Director Shanell Lambert-Rauh. Camp Widjiwagan on Percy Priest Lake also has YOLO boards and has even added rowing to the aquatics program for 2013, says Laura Johnson, girls’ camp director at Widjiwagan. For most local camps, activities begins at 9 a.m., and whether kids are in a “den” or a “family team,” they choose what they want to do. For specialty equestrian camps, that means riding! Kris Moore, owner and director of Creekside Rising Academy in Franklin, sees lots of equestrian lovers in the summer and she’s added new horses for 2013. Kids arrive at Creekside to saddle up right away

before grooming and arts and craft activities. She says kids love horsing around with games like Capture the Flag and Egg and Spoon. At Tap Root Farm, also in Franklin, Camp Director and Owner Susan Ingraham adds new things every year. This summer kids will be able to choose the type of riding program they want to do — even if it’s the “really progressive” four-week program. Campers are grouped in teams that rotate through activities in the garden, on horses or in the creek. And Tap Root only has horses, not ponies. “There’s a big difference between taking care of a 1,200 pound horse versus a 600-pound pony!” Ingraham says. Learning how to handle a horse is key at Peachtree Farms in Arrington where Director and Owner Polly Grammer has been teaching day camps and clinics for more than 50 years. As a certified and accredited horse camp, kids learn proper riding skills, but also life skills which lead to self-esteem and confidence. Grammer says learning all of these things in her program helps kids to become better people. Whether it’s a specialty equestrian camp or a typical camp that has horses, kids love riding them. While Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro offers a wide variety of camp activities, kids love the cowboy staff supervised trail rides on quarter horses. Campers at Deer Run love spending time with Juliet, Oscar, Duke, Gabrielle and other horses that take kids on wooded trails.

Water World While horses are fun, kids love mucking it up in the creeks and ponds at local camps. The Banana Boat at Widjiwagan is wildly popular, Johnson says. “The kids get to have a lot of fun on the water with their friends,” she says. The pristine creek at Idyllwild is full of fascinating creek life (and fossils from 300 millions years ago, Ward says). Ward also says that he’s noticed the thing the kids love more than anything is the freedom to do whatever they want to do in the creek ... it’s what summer should be all about, afterall. So campers love splashing around in hunt for crawdads and building cities for them at Whippoorwill. And kids LOVE the 100-foot waterslide at Deer Run ... or taking a kayak out for the first time in the bucolic setting of the lake. Summer of 2013, here we come! There’s a wide variety of activities planned for Middle Tennessee kids this coming summer. And while you always hear about the benefits of camp (teaches determination, decision making skills, curiosity, an appreciation for nature and the great outdoors) ... the main thing it does is get them out of the house and into the world with others who want the same as they do: FUN!


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Animal Camp at Cub Creek Science Camp

16795 State Rt. E, Rolla, MO 573-458-2125 myanimalcamp.com • director@bearriverranch.com Animals, animals, animals! Campers feed monkeys, work llamas, hold baby kangaroo, play with puppies, bunnies and kittens. Our Jr. Vet program is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to become a vet (great for college applications). 100+ activity choices including archery, zip lines, pottery, and swimming. Transportation available from the St. Louis airport.

Deer Run Camps and Retreats

3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 794-2918 camps.reerrunretreat.org • registration@deerrunretreat.org Preteen to high school (grades 3 - 12). Campers grow in character, respect, leadership, and build life-long friendships. Sun. p.m. - Sat. a.m. (six nights) and two-week middle school camp in June. Horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, crazy games, lake (water slide, aqua park, swimming, kayaks, 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. 10 miles south of Franklin, 100 wooded acres. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Riverview Camp for Girls

757 CR 614, Mentone, AL 800-882-0722 riverviewcamp.com • info@riverviewcamp.com 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

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp

606 Valley View Ranch Road, Cloudland, GA 706-862-2231 valleyviewranch.com • info @valleyviewranch.com Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954! A’top Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls, ages 8 - 17; one to 9 weeks, 600 acres, english, western, barrels, vaulting, and trails. CHA instructors teach beginner to advanced

riders. Spend 4 - 6 hours daily with your own horse. The Jones family are third generation horse lovers, camp administrators, and equine educators making girls dreams come true! see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

YMCA Camp Ocoee

111 YMCA Drive, Ocoee 423-338-5588 campocoee.com • info@campocoee.com 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 360-2267 campwidji.org • dlogsdon@ymcamidtn.org Voted #1 overnight camp by Nashville Parent magazine readers. Offering one- and two-week sessions for campers rising grade 3 - grade 9. Serving young men and young women. At Widjiwagan, campers will strengthen confidence, forge friendships and sharpen character through programs and activities that build independence and social skills. Activities include: water skiing, Wet Willy water slide, The Blob, sailing, soccer, basketball, alpine tower, zip line, archery, horseback riding and much more. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Victory Ranch

4330 Mecklenberg Road, Bolivar 731-659-2880 victoryranch.org • smith@victoryranch.org Christian (non-denominational), co-ed residential camp featuring one of the best facilities in the nation including an incredible outdoor adventure course, 20-stall barn, water activities and much more all on 500 beautiful acres. All lodges are air-conditioned and incredibly comfortable. Camp staff hand-selected with a ratio of 3:1. Campers are loved, nurtured, challenged and have the time of their lives.

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Davidson Academy Bear Camp

1414 W. Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 860-5300 davidsonacademy.com/parents-extendedprograms.php • bwillis@davidsonacademy.com Davidson Academy Bear Country Camp is an exciting time for boys and girls pk4 - grade 6. Campers participate in cooking, art, science, reading, math, drama, swimming, field trips, special guests, and much more. Piano/voice, ballet, jazz, tap, art, jewelry making, robotics, science, pottery, clay, and tutoring are other camps offered.

Deer Run Camps and Retreats Serving confidence, friendships and character daily. Register now at CampWidji.org or call 615-360-2267 for more information.

3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 794-2918 camps.deerrunretreat.org • registration@deerrunretreat.org Voted best day camp in Williamson County. Day Camps (grades K - 5) and Adventure Day Camps (grades 6 - 8). Extended care and bus transportation available. Lake activities, 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 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. 10 miles south of Franklin, 100 wooded acres. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Harding Academy Summer Programs

170 Windsor Drive, Nashville 948-7005 hardingacademy.org • jankowskia@hardingacademy.us Harding offers one-week long day camps for children preK - grade 8. Camp favorites include film, theater, Mr. Bond’s Science Adventures, and camps that are wacky and fun! Our popular athletic camps include volleyball, football, and soccer for all skill levels. Camps run from Jun. 10 - 28 and Jul. 8 - Aug. 2. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com Our Mission: A worldwide charitable fellowship united by a common loyalty to Jesus Christ for the purpose of helping people grow in spirit, mind and body.

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3939 Snowhill Road, Dowelltown 877-704-CAMP newfrontiers.org 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.

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4815 Franklin Road, Nashville 298-9583 fpcnashville.org/recreation • lgreen@fpcnashville.org Oak Hill Day Camp has been serving Nashville and surrounding communities since 1951. We incorporate swimming, horse back riding, archery, rope courses and more for age 3.5 - rising grade 8. Grades 6 - 8 also experience off-site adventure. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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4815 Franklin Road, Nashville 298-9563 oakhillschool.org • feuerhelmb@oakhillschool.org 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.

University School of Nashville

2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville 321-8016 usn.org/summer • jkleiner@usn.org 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 half-day experiences. After-care provided from 4 - 5 p.m. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp

7840 Whippoorwill lane, Fairview 799-9925 whippoorwill.com • whippoorwill@starband.net Traditional day camp located in beautiful Williamson County. Campers choose their own activities. Daily activities include horseback riding, arts and crafts, zip line, rappelling and climbing, archery and more. We provide a safe and fun environment where campers enjoy the wonder of the outdoors and make lifelong friendships. Bus transportation provided from various locations. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch 360-2267 campwidji.org • dlogsdon@ymcamidtn.org 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

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636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville 832-8197 travellersrestplantation.org • tonya@travellersrestplantation.org Travel through history at Travellers Rest summer camps and make history an adventure! Choose your own adventure through Nashville’s historic past with one or more of our great camps from History’s Mysteries to Civil War Adventure. Fun and educational day camps located just minutes from I-65 in a beautiful and unique historic setting. Come travel through time at Travellers Rest.

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Harding offers one-week long day camps for children PK through 8. Camp favorites include film, theater, Mr. Bond’s science adventures, and camps that are wacky and fun! Our popular athletic camps include volleyball, football, and soccer for all skill levels. Contact Amanda Jankowski at jankowskia@hardingacademy.org www.hardingacademy.org and click on Summer Programs

Camps offered at participating school locations 259-3418 ymcafunco.org 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.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES & AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS Bellevue Dance Center

7087-J Old Harding Pike, Nashville 662-8553 bellevuedancecenter.com Offering tap, jazz, ballet, musical theater, private voice lessons, hip-hop for ages 3 to adult. Offering birthday parties, too.

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate

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

Bolton Music Therapy

Serving All of Middle Tennessee 715-1232 boltonmusictherapy@gmail.com Offering individual and group music therapy services, regular and adaptive guitar and piano lessons, parent-child 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

Bounce U of Nashville

2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville 255-1422 bounceu.com/cities/nashville.tn • nashville.tn@bounceu.com 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.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 353-9827 cheekwood.org Make learning fun at Cheekwood! Cheekwood offers a variety of classes in art, horticulture, pottery and more. Classes offered year-round for all ages. If you would like a complete listing of youth and adult classes, call 353-9827. Only at Cheekwood.

Creative Me Gymnastics

871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna 459-5512 cmegym.com • cmegym@aol.com Creative Me offers a variety of programs in gymnastics, fitness and cheerleading for ages 18 mos. - 18 yrs. Our goal is to bring out the champion in every child in a fun environment that builds self-esteem and character. We encourage and reward trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Now enrolling for fall classes. Also offering birthday parties and kids’ night out. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Dance Theatre of Tennessee

2710 Old Lebanon Road, Ste. 15, Nashville 391-5500 dancetheatretn.org • dance@dancetheatretn.org The Academy at Dance Theatre of Tennessee offers an exceptional, caring approach to training that seeks to enrich its students with the joy of dance while allowing them optimal performance opportunities. Students are offered the very best instruction by world class professionals. Programs are provided in both recreational and pre-professional dance and offer a wide variety of choices ranging from classical ballet to hip-hop to adult classes.

E.T.C. Gymnastics

1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 867-6900 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna 617-7644 etcgymnastics.com • coachken@etcgymnastics.com E.T.C. Gymnastics is dedicated to bringing a new standard of excellence in gymnastics through Him. We offer classes in gymnastics for boys and girls ages 2 years and older. We also offer cheerleading and tumbling, as well as competitive teams. Call and ask about our free trial class. We also do parties, field trips and parents’ nights out. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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EBDT Dance and Arts Center - Eccentrique Backbone Dance Theatre

103 Confederate Drive, Ste. 1, Franklin 599-7003 ebdtarts.com • ebdtdance@ureach.com Promoting adult dance, fitness and the performing arts for ages 2 - 70+. Small classes, economical fee, workshops and loft-style classrooms with sprung floors. Faith-based, non-recital school. Winter auditions Sat., Jan. 5. See website for more information. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Firstlight Art Academy

1710 Gen. George Patton Drive, Ste. 108, Brentwood 202-6426 firstlightart.org Art Instruction for enthusiastic kids, teens and adults. Our encouraging, student-focused method, takes a long-term natural approach; guiding artists from beginners to advanced, building skills and knowledge, so they can pursue their dreams with confidence. The instructors work with each student individually in small classes of 10 or less. Check our website for more information. You can join a class at any time.

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7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B-1, Nolensville 776 - 4202 elitedanceandfitness.com Voted one of the top three studio’s in Nashville! Classes in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, acrobatics and musical theater for ages 2 - 18. Adult fitness program: Zumba, piloxing and bootcamp six days a week, morning and evening classes. Summer camps, competitive dance team, performance troupe, birthday parties. First class free! see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

SOCCER AGES 3 TO 18

Register for Recreational Soccer Now through February 17, 2013! HYSA is the largest comprehensive youth soccer program in Tennessee with over 2,300 boys and girls on recreational and select teams.

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.

Huntington Learning Center

95 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood 376-8000 brentwood.huntingtonhelps.com The #1 name in supplemental education since 1977. One-on-one tutoring helps younger struggling students succeed. Study skills programs help good students become elite achievers. Our 1-1 Subject Tutoring programs cover a wide variety of subjects, including AP calculus. ACT/SAT/ISEE exam prep programs – proven to be the area’s most successful and consistently achieve dramatic score increases.

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com 301-8589 We bring high-quality music instruction from fun, energetic, qualified teachers directly to you. We provide lessons throughout the day and evening for piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, band and orchestral. Special rates available for lessons before 3 p.m. We teach all ages.

Mpact Sports

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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.

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

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25 Middleton St., Nashville 254-9103 nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Founded in 1931, NCT is the country’s oldest professional theater for youth and was ranked as one of the top five children’s theaters by Time magazine. NCT presents age-appropriate plays from the classics to contemporary. Saturday and Summer drama workshops are offered for children of various ages. For a complete listing of the 2012-2013 season or for more information about drama workshops, visit our website or call the theater.

School of Nashville Ballet

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3630 Redmon St., Nashville 297-2966 ext. 33 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood 661-0460 nashvilleballet.com • school@nashvilleballet.com Children’s Program (ages 2 - 6): Dance, music, creativity, and fun. Children explore their creativity, meet new friends, and explore dance, with classes on weekdays and weekends, in Nashville and Brentwood. Academy Division (ages 6 and up): Children develop a life-long love of dance while having fun and advancing their ballet skills in classes taught by trained professionals. Classes are available for those who want to have fun or want to pursue a career in dance.

Smartt Steps

123 Stadium Drive, Hendersonville 824-7400 smarttstepsdance.com • alsmartt@gmail.com Smartt Steps – voted one of Sumner County’s best – offers day and evening classes in ballet, tap, pointe, hip-hop, jazz, modern, ballroom and all-boys hip-hop. For ages 2 - adult. Our emphasis is teaching the correct technique in a fun, nurturing environment. We also have award-winning competition teams. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Stevens Family Taekwondo

440 Rice Street, Murfreesboro 893-5304 805 Commercial Court, Murfreesboro stevensfamilytkd.com • stevensfamilytkd@yahoo.com 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

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Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth Any instrument, any skill level. All teachers background checked Accredited, friendly instructors.

pty.vanderbilt.edu 322-8261 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 399-3992 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville 859-9473 667 Presidents Place, Smyrna 399-3992 wadokaratecenters.com • taylorhayden@msn.com Two-week “Quick Start Program” for $19.95. For ages 3 - adult. Designed to instill self-control, selfconfidence and boost self-esteem. Our classes are the product of more than 40 years of refinement and offer life skills along with karate skills. Call or email for more information or to register. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Westside Gymnastics

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THINGS•TO•DO 86 the dailies | 99 classes & activities | 101 on stage | 102 chadderbox

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he “greatest show on earth” returns to Nashville when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus brings its “Dragons” tour to Bridgestone Arena for seven performances, Jan. 25 - 27. This installment honors the Chinese “Year of the Dragon” by bringing together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats. Kids of all ages can enjoy elephants, tigers, clowns, aerial acts and more. One hour prior to each show, families can participate in the interactive all-access preshow that is free with admission tickets. Learn juggling and balancing skills, meet the clowns and watch an elephant create a painting. Bridgestone Arena is located at 501 Broadway, Nashville. Show times are Fri 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Sun 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $100. Call 800745-3000 or visit ringling.com.

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For January events requiring advance registration, visit nashvilleparent.com.

Local families prepare for a chilly dip in the outdoor pool at Sports*Com’s annual Polar Bear Plunge. This year’s event is on Saturday, Jan. 5.

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FREE 150th Anniversary Programs Park rangers and volunteers present a variety of talks, walks and battlefield tours telling the story of one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the Civil War. Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 893-9501 or nps.gov/ stri/planyourvisit/cw150park.htm.

Comprehensive Breastfeeding Expectant moms can get

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.

prepared to breastfeed their babies. Information includes positioning, milk production and coping strategies. Baptist Hospital Family Learning Center, 2000 Church St., Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $40; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

Funbrella Ages 3 - 4 can dress to get messy and explore their

wed 2 FREE 150th Anniversary Programs Park rangers and volunteers present a variety of talks, walks and battlefield tours telling the story of one of the bloodiest and most important battles of the Civil War. Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 893-9501 or nps.gov/ stri/planyourvisit/cw150park.htm. Animal Antics All ages can meet the resident cockroaches,

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

senses through finger paint, homemade play dough, shaving cream designs and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion

instruments and make their own shakers. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Nature Nuts All ages can learn about the phases of the moon.

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Staff vs. Youth Basketball Youth of all ages can connect with

FREE Animal Encounters All ages can meet a resident education animal that calls Tennessee home. The Wilderness Station, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make cotton ball snow-

Childbirth Education Weekend Class Expectant mothers and their spouses can prepare for their upcoming bundle of joy. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church St., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m. Sun; $125; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

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

the staff members at the center via basketball games. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 3 - 6 p.m.; $2; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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

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Private School Open Houses If you are considering a private education for your child, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know many of the private schools in Middle Tennessee. You’ll find this month’s Calendar is chockfull of ads for these Open Houses. Keep on turning the pages – all the way to page 97 – to find more.

The Webb School BELL BUCKLE

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Come tour our campus, meet current Webb students and faculty, visit classes, and get a first-hand look at how The Webb School inspires confident learners.

Please RSVP today! admissions@webbschool.com 931-389-6003

Watch our “Day in the Life” video.

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Private School Open Houses

The Covenant School Academic Excellence in Christian Education

Bring your preschooler for a fun, informative sneak peek!

Covenant Preview Days 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Kindergarten Thursday, January 17

Jr. Kindergarten (Preschool children ages 4 - 5) Thursday, January 24 & Thursday, February 21 Learn more!

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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Ages 5 - 12 can make a diamond-shaped birdhouse from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Find a location near you at homedepot.com.

FREE Polar Bear Plunge All ages can brave the cold waters

of the outdoor pool and enjoy an Arctic Adventure inside the gym, complete with inflatables, games, hot drinks, donuts and more. Admission is free with the donation of non-perishable food items to benefit local charities. Sports*Com, 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 8:30 a.m.; 895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Shakespeare Allowed All ages can participate in (or

just listen to) a complete reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 12 - 3 p.m.; nashvilleshakes.org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

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

mon 7 Knee High Naturalist: Night Hunters Ages 3 - 5 with a parent can learn about nocturnal animals. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 child/adult pair in advance, $15 at the gate; 370-4672 or owlshill.org. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in an “It’s a New Year” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. School Holiday Open Bounce All ages can bounce out

some energy. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. 12 p.m.; $7.95 ($6.95 siblings); 255-1422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

tue 8 FREE Crafts for Tots Ages 2 - 5 with a parent can participate in craft projects. Delmas Long Community Center, 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2203 or goodlettsvilleparks. com. Knee High Naturalist: Night Hunters Ages 3 - 5 with a parent can learn about nocturnal animals. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 child/adult pair in advance, $15 at the gate; 370-4672 or owlshill.org. FREE La Leche League of Rutherford County Get sup-

port and answers about breastfeeding. Crossway Baptist Church, 4194 Shelbyville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m.; 931-308-9817.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in an “It’s a New Year” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Tuesdays for Tots: Silly Snowman Preschoolers and

parents can create a snowman craft. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Kids can fish in the trout pond at the Nashville Boat & Sportshow, Jan. 10 - 13.

wed 9 Animal Antics All ages can meet the resident birds. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Kid’s Hour Grammy winner Dennis Scott performs music for children ages 10 and younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in an “It’s a New Year” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

thu 10 Funbrella Ages 3 - 4 can dress to get messy and explore their senses through finger paint, homemade play dough, shaving cream designs and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Nashville Boat & Sportshow Check out the latest in boats,

marine accessories and electronics, participate in free seminars and enjoy kid-friendly activities like fishing and stand-up paddling. Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St., Nashville; 2 10 p.m.; $9 adults, free ages 15 and younger; 502-957-1666 or nashvilleboatshow.com.

Nature Nuts All ages can learn about animal feeding. Discov-

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

SunTrust Classical Series: Mozart & Strauss Violinist Jennifer Koh joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music, including Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39” and Strauss’ “The Merry Prankster.” Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $28 - $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make cotton ball snowmen. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

fri 11 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. Nashville Boat & Sportshow Check out the latest in boats,

marine accessories and electronics, participate in free seminars and enjoy kid-friendly activities like fishing and stand-up paddling. Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St., Nashville; 12 - 10 p.m.; $9 adults, free ages 15 and younger; 502-957-1666 or nashvilleboatshow.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion instruments and make their own castanets. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. SunTrust Classical Series: Mozart & Strauss Violinist Jennifer Koh joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music, including Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39” and Strauss’ “The Merry Prankster.” Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 - $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

sat 12 FREE Animal Encounters All ages can meet a resident

education animal that calls Tennessee home. The Wilderness Station, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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For January events requiring advance registration, visit nashvilleparent.com.

Childbirth Education Weekend Class Expectant mothers and their spouses can prepare for their upcoming bundle of joy. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church St., Nashville; Sat 1 - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $125; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth. High Chair to Higher Education This program for boys in Grades 6 - 12 offers them support to become contributing members of the community. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 12 - 2 p.m.; $2; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Laser Michael Jackson All ages can listen to the music of

the King of Pop choreographed with lasers, stars and special effects. Sudekum Planetarium, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; $6 members, $8 non-members; 862-5160 or adventuresci.com.

Nashville Boat & Sportshow Check out the latest in boats,

marine accessories and electronics, participate in free seminars and enjoy kid-friendly activities like fishing and stand-up paddling. Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; $9 adults, free ages 15 and younger; 502-9571666 or nashvilleboatshow.com.

Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It Ages 14 and older

can see TV and movie legend William Shatner’s one-man show. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $25 $125; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

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

sun 13 Exhibit Opening Wedding Dresses Through the Decades

explores dresses worn by women from both Murfreesboro and around the country. The exhibit is on display in Maney Hall through Sunday, March 3. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $5; 893-0022 or oaklandmuseum.org.

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SunTrust Classical Series: Mozart & Strauss Violinist Jennifer Koh joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music, including Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39” and Strauss’ “The Merry Prankster.” Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 - $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s winter production of Macbeth take place Jan. 10 - 27 at Belmont’s Troutt Theater. See “On Stage,” page 101, for details.

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provided by La Leche League. Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 6:15 p.m.; 834-3287.

tradition of ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry and family entertainment. Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $32 - $120; harlemglobetrotters.com.

FREE Breastfeeding Support Group New mothers can get extra support and the latest news on breastfeeding, infant massage, pumping and going back to work. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church St., Nashville; 11 a.m. 1 p.m.; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “Winter Wonderland” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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Harlem Globetrotters All ages can enjoy the world-famous

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the mansion and experience Victorian romance, the romantic language of flowers and fans, and the traditions of engagement for courting. Tours continue through Sunday, March 3. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; Tue Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students, free ages 5 and younger; 893-0022 or oaklandmuseum.org.

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Intrigued? Adults are invited to be students and enjoy classes the Waldorf Way.

Experience Waldorf Day Saturday, January 26 • 8:45 AM

Free and Open to the Public. Spaces are Limited. Call Today! 615-354-0270 ext 31 3201 Hillsboro Pike • Nashville, TN 37215 615.354.0270 • www.lindenwaldorf.org

Meet Lipscomb Academy Taking the best of what students are to make them the best they can be

As one of the premier faith-based college preparatory schools in the state, and the only one in Middle Tennessee associated with a top-ranked university, we’re proud of our long history of academic achievement, championship athletics, fine arts and community involvement. Mark your calendar and let us introduce you to all the exciting things happening at Lipscomb Academy.

Admissions Open House Jan. 27, 2013 2-4 p.m. Questions?

Grades PK-4: 615.966.6320 or jennifer.green@lipscomb.edu Grades 5-12: 615.966.6409 or kim.schow@lipscomb.edu

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Gifted children thrive in a Montessori Environment

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Call for a Tour Today! Toddlers - 8th Grade p 615-833-3610 6021 Cloverland Dr. Brentwood, TN 37027 Accredited by AMS & AdvancEd (SACS)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013, 2-4 PM

A school that’s about all the possibilities. Every day your children are discovering new things to learn and love. Franklin Road Academy shows them how to turn choices into a life of fulfillment and success. We teach students to

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explore all of life’s possibilities, and then we equip them to excel.

––– OPEN HOUSE EVENT ––– JANUARY 26, 2013 (Grades PreK3 – 12) For reservations or a personal tour of the campus, please call (615) 369-4488. NEW in 2013 – PreK3 Half Day and Full Day Options

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For January events requiring advance registration, visit nashvilleparent.com.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “Winter Wonderland” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

thu 17 Bank of America Pops Series: Nashville Swings Vocalists Mike Eldred and Abby Burke join the Nashville Symphony for a stroll down memory lane in the big band era, featuring songs by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman and more. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $44 - $129; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. Funbrella Ages 3 - 4 can dress to get messy and explore their senses through finger paint, homemade play dough, shaving cream designs and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Lunch and Lecture: Ask the Experts All ages can have

lunch at Cheekwood while horticulturists share their gardening knowledge. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 12 - 1 p.m.; $15 members, $25 non-members; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Nature Nuts All ages can explore winter ice globes. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make a hands-of-love collage. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

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FREE Family Program: Classic Country Songs with Professor Smartypants Professor Smartypants sings his

Bank of America Pops Series: Nashville Swings Vocal-

ists Mike Eldred and Abby Burke join the Nashville Symphony for a stroll down memory lane in the big band era, featuring songs by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman and more. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44 - $129; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Comprehensive Breastfeeding Expectant moms can get

prepared to breastfeed their babies. Information includes positioning, milk production and coping strategies. Baptist Hospital Family Learning Center, 2000 Church St., Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $40; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

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.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion

instruments and make their own drums. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Winter Evening Mansion Tour and Exhibit Showing All ages can enjoy a dimly lit evening tour of the mansion. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 6 and 7 p.m.; $5; 893-0022 or oaklandmuseum.org.

sat 19 FREE Animal Encounters All ages can meet a resident

education animal that calls Tennessee home. The Wilderness Station, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Bank of America Pops Series: Nashville Swings Vocalists Mike Eldred and Abby Burke

join the Nashville Symphony for a stroll down memory lane in the big band era, featuring songs by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman and more. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44 - $129; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Bringing Stories to Life

The Junior Service League of Gallatin hosts this storytime event that features a winter tale followed by craft activities. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Childbirth Education Weekend Class Expectant mothers and their

spouses can prepare for their upcoming bundle of joy. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church St, Nashville; Sat 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $125; 284-2229 or baptisthospital. com/childbirth.

favorite songs by Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, Johnny Horton, Roger Miller, Hank Williams and more for ages 2 - 8. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m.; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

FREE Music in the Wild All ages can enjoy live music by the Japanese Cowboys. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.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; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/cities/nashville. tn.

sun 20 FREE Artful Tales: “The Ravens” Ages 3 and older can

hear a spooky German folktale then create animal abstractions using geometric shapes. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; 744-3253 or fristcenter.org.

Fairyland and Story Walk Grand Opening All ages can

participate in a fairy house building event using natural materials, then discover the new, interactive Story Walk trail. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1 - 4 p.m.; $10 per child with one adult, $7 each additional person; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

mon 21 FREE MLK Day Celebration All ages can celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through a variety of activities including art projects, an African dance performance, scavenger hunts, birthday cake and more. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE MLK March All ages can walk in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Central Magnet School, 701 E. Main St., Murfreesboro; 11:30 a.m.; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

School Holiday Open Bounce All ages can bounce out some energy. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. 12 p.m.; $7.95 ($6.95 siblings); 255-1422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn. Snack Attack All ages can make penguin cupcake cuties.

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

tue 22 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about winter animals. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Tuesdays for Tots: Happy Trees! Preschoolers and parents

Olde Worlde Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast Jan. 19 - Feb. 9 at The Belcourt. See “On Stage,” page 101, for details.

can explore the different trees on the property, then visit the studio to create a tree-inspired craft. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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wed 23 Animal Antics All ages can meet the resident blue-tongued skink. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Bird Club All ages can search for Tennessee’s resident birds. Gateway Island, 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Kid’s Hour Family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs interactive music for ages 10 and younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; $6; 550-5660 or rachelsumner.com. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about winter animals. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

thu 24 Funbrella Ages 3 - 4 can dress to get messy and explore their senses through finger paint, homemade play dough, shaving cream designs and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Nature Nuts All ages can embark on a winter bird hike. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make a hands-of-love collage. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

fri 25 Comprehensive Breastfeeding Expectant moms can get

prepared to breastfeed their babies. Information includes positioning, milk production and coping strategies. Baptist Hospital Family Learning Center, 2000 Church St., Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $40; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

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.

Extreme Bull Riding and Barrel Racing The Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association hosts the national finals in this bull-riding and barrel-racing event. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $12 adults in advance/$15 at the door, $5 ages 6 - 10, free ages 5 and younger; 336-669-8076 or gosebra.com.

Haley Johnson as Elle in the Act Too Players’ production of Legally Blonde at Boiler Room Theatre Jan. 24 - 27. See “On Stage,” page 101, for details.

sat 26 FREE Animal Encounters All ages can meet a resident

education animal that calls Tennessee home. The Wilderness Station, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater joins bassist Christian McBride and his quintet for a tribute to the longest-running jazz festival in the world. Concert presented without orchestra. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $34 - $94; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

and their spouses can prepare for their upcoming bundle of joy. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church St, Nashville; Sat 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $125; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Please see

Exhibit Opening The Magic School Bus interactive exhibit

page 85.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion instruments and make their own tambourines. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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lets kids join Ms. Frizzle and her class with hands-on activities that teach visitors different aspects of weather. The exhibit continues through Sunday, April 28. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12; 862-5160 or adventuresci.com.

Extreme Bull Riding and Barrel Racing The Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association hosts the national finals in this bull-riding and barrel-racing event. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $12 adults in advance/$15 at the door, $10 ages 6 - 10, free ages 5 and younger; 336-669-8076 or gosebra.com. High Chair to Higher Education This program for boys in Grades 6 - 12 offers them support to become contributing members of the community. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 12 - 2 p.m.; $2; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. In the Artist’s Studio All ages can join a local artist to learn about a specific medium while creating an art project. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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I love school ! The Middle School at Harding Academy • A new 24,000 sq/ft facility opening in March 2013 • 1:1 laptop program • ACT scores higher than the average high school junior or senior Excellent High School Acceptance • Week-long oceanography study on Dauphin Island • Optional spring break trips to Europe CALL TODAY to schedule a tour Fall and Spring Theater Productions; Art, Band, Chorus, and Strings

170 Windsor Drive Nashville, TN 37205 (615) 356-2974 hardingacademy.org Scan code with smartphone QR app to view a video.

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Sumner Academy does more than just help kids look forward to school. We help them fall in love with learning.

Open Door Days: January 21st February 18th March 1st

Call 615-452-1914 today to schedule a campus tour. Bus Service in Sumner and Wilson Counties

Independent, gifted and creative children blossom in Sumner Academy’s supportive environment where high academic expectations and character development receive equal emphasis. The school’s closeknit community, highly individualized instruction and emphasis on the whole person work together to produce confident, compassionate and well-rounded graduates who are poised for success in high school and beyond. Give your child the ultimate gift: the Sumner Academy Experience.

Tuition Assistance Available

Sumner Academy is a private co-educational day school for children from pre-school to grade eight.

464 Nichols Lane Gallatin, Tennessee 37066 615-452-1914 information@sumneracademy.org

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For January events requiring advance registration, visit nashvilleparent.com.

wed 30 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 discoverycenteronline.org. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “Snug in the Snow” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

thu 31 Bob Newhart Legendary comedian Bob Newhart performs classic routines including “The Driving Instructor,” “Sir Walter Raleigh” and “The Submarine Commander.” Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $44 - $99; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. Funbrella Ages 3 - 4 can dress to get messy and explore their senses through finger paint, homemade play dough, shaving cream designs and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Nature Nuts All ages can learn the truth about groundhogs. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Kids can learn about the science of weather through hands-on stations when The Magic School Bus exhibit rolls into the Adventure Science Center Jan. 26 - April 28. FREE Our Community Our Health Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, the Rutherford County Health Department and other community health agencies present this health fair that includes screenings and information on dental care, mental health, nutrition and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Please see

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FREE Sigma Beta Xi Sorority Inc. Community Sister Circle Women 18 and older can participate in a community fo-

rum and discuss the growing pains of raising a family. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; sbxalphaxi06@yahoo.com.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

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

FREE Winter Wagon Hayride & Marshmallow Roast All ages can bundle up for an old-fashioned hayride, then cozy up to an outdoor fire to toast marshmallows. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

sun 27 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Please see

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Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make winter cardinal paintings. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

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FREE Breastfeeding Support Group New mothers can

get extra support and the latest news on breastfeeding, infant massage, pumping and going back to work. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church St., Nashville; 11 a.m. 1 p.m.; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

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Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “Snug in the Snow” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Deadline for the February Calendar is Monday, Jan. 7.

Snack Attack All ages can make snowflake quesadillas.

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

tue 29 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “Snug in the Snow” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Tuesdays for Tots: Mini Masters Preschoolers and parents can view the work of local high school students in the Scholastic Art Exhibition, then create a mini-masterpiece of their own. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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Preview Night January 17, 6pm

Private School Open Houses

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Exceptional Christian Education PRESCHOOL - 8TH GRADE

OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, January 22 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

KINDERGARTEN PLAY DAY Tuesday, February 5 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (inclement weather date is Feb. 7)

OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN ACADEMY

Reservations required. Call 833-1500. 5110 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220

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Spring 2013 League Registration

Dates: Sat., Jan. 19th & Sat., Jan. 26th Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods Time: 9am - 2pm Ages: 4-18 years old (must be league age by April 30th, 2013) birth certificate required at registration

For registration fees go to: FBC.baberuthonline.com (Must have played FBC before & birth date verified to register online)

$20 late registration fee after Jan 26th Register online Jan 1, 2013 For sponsorship and further info: contact Glenda Horton, League Coordinator at 615-573-6465 or by e-mail: Maelene729@att.net For open league applications, contact Chris Hendrix at Ckhendrix@msn.com

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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.

davidson county 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-

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).

Centennial Sportsplex Fitness, ice skating, swimming and

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

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

FREE Books-A-Million Preschool storytime is every Tue and Sat at 10:30 a.m. at 1040 Crossings Blvd., Spring Hill; 931486-0113.

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

Bowie Park and Nature Center Nature programs and

Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd.,

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.

Murfreesboro; 893-7439. Ongoing programs: • After School at Patterson Park: Ages 8 - 18 can participate in a variety of educational activities Mon - Fri; 4 - 6 p.m.; $2 • Family and Consumer Science: Ages 8 - 12 can learn about agriculture and natural resources every Thursday; 4 p.m.; $2 • Hip-Hop Aerobics: Ages 8 - 12 can incorporate fitness into dance routines every Monday; 4 p.m.; $2 • Homework Help: Ages 8 - 12 can get assistance with their academics Mon - Thu; 3 - 3:50 p.m.; $2 • Right Choices: Ages 8 - 18 can learn life skills every Tuesday; 4 - 6 p.m.; $2

Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 895-5040. Ongoing programs: • Water Polo: Ages 13 and older can play every Tuesday; 7 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth • Youth Volleyball Class: Ages 8 - 15 can learn volleyball skills every Thursday; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3

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

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.

Inside Out Several indoor play structures mimic an outdoor

environment at 615 Baker’s Bridge Road, Franklin; open play hours are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.; $9 (pre-walkers are free with paying sibling), $5 pre-walkers without sibling, free for parents; 778-8733 or insideoutplaypark.com.

FREE Stones River National Battlefield Ranger-led

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.

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

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activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 300 Indian Lakes Blvd., Hendersonville; 264-0183 or bn.com.

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.

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

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. Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at

8074 Hwy. 100, Nashville; open play times are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 8; 646-5002 or themonkeystreehouse.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.

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

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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.

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

FREE Books-A-Million Preschool storytime for ages

2 - 7 is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 995-7112.

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

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.

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

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

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

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center Kids can bounce

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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.

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.

in Book Club every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 385-2567 or potterybarnkids.com. 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. See complete schedule at radnorlake.org or call 373-3467.

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.

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini golf,

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.

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Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at 91

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.

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.

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Storybook Village This indoor play center features storybook themes. Located at 3015 Belshire Village Drive, Ste. 114, Spring Hill, open play hours are Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 12, free ages 11 months and younger along with parents and kids 13 and older; 614-1424 or thestorybookvillage.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.

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 377-9979 or bn.com.

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onSTAGE 9 to 5 (Jan. 17 - Feb. 2; Ages 12 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; thelarryketontheatre.org.

The 1940’s Radio Hour (Jan. 11 - 20; Ages 8 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. FREE Aesop’s Fables (Saturday, Jan. 12; All ages) Nashville Ballet at Liberty Collegiate Academy, 217 S. 10th St., Nashville; 10 a.m.; 297-2966 or nashvilleballet. com. Ann of Green Gables (Jan. 17 - 18; All ages) The Act Too Players at Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 6, Franklin; 7 p.m.; $10 and $12; 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com. Beauty and the Beast (Saturdays, Jan. 19 - Feb. 9; All ages) Olde Worlde Theatre Company at The Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $8; 3000374 or oldeworldetheatre.com. Broadway Bound (Jan. 11 - 26; Ages 14 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.

Cinderella (Jan. 25, 27 and 29; Ages 10 and older)

Nashville Opera at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Tue 7 p.m.; $26 $102.50; 782-4040 or nashvilleopera.org.

FREE Degas and the Little Dancer (Saturday,

Jan. 19; All ages) Nashville Ballet at Williamson County Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin; 10 a.m.; 297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com.

Dial M for Murder (Jan. 25 - Feb. 9; 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; 791-5007 or pull-tight.com. Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Fly (Jan. 24 - Feb. 10; Ages

8 and older) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; opening night on Thursday, Jan. 24 is at 6:30 p.m., remaining performances are Sat - Sun 2 p.m.; $19 adults, $12 ages 2 - 17; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

Footloose (Jan. 11 - 20; Ages 13 and older) Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students, $11 ages 12 and younger; 904-2787 or boroarts.org. Grease (Jan. 11 - 13; All ages) The Act Too Players at Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 6, Franklin; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m., Sun 3 and 7 p.m.; $10 and $12; 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com. Legally Blonde (Jan. 24 - 27; Ages 11 and older) The Catch Me if You Can (Jan. 22 - 27; Ages

14 and older) HCA/TriStar 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.; $15 - $60; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

Act Too Players at Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 6, Franklin; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat - Sun 3 and 7 p.m.; $10 and $12; 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com.

Macbeth (Jan. 10 - 27; Ages 13 and older) Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Belmont’s Troutt Theater, 2100 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $24 adults in advance/$27 at the door, $12 students in advance/$15 at the door; 852-6732 or nashvilleshakes. org.

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nternationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro will open his second-ever United States exhibit at Nashville’s own Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art with Light. This exhibition of large-scale outdoor light installations and indoor sculptures will incorporate an array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowing optical fiber. Kids and adults alike will surely be mesmerized when Cheekwood’s grounds are transformed into an enchangting, irredescent landscape. In addition to the outdoor installations, the exhibit will also feature a collection of illuminated sculptures inside the Museum of Art. Cheekwood will have extended hours until 10 p.m. Wednesdays - Fridays during the run of the exhibit (May 24 - Nov. 10). Learn more at cheekwood.org.

Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock undeniably revolutionized Hollywood with his distinct style of framing shots to maximize emotion. “The Master of Suspense” executed a unique filmmaking style that no one has yet to replicate. You can introduce your older children to the magic of Hitchcock’s movie making on the big screen during a film series dedicated to him at the Belcourt running through Thursday, Jan. 17. The series features 24 of his most influential films, including Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, Marnie and more. The Belcourt is located at 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. Show times vary. Tickets are $8.75 adults, $7.25 students and children (discounts are available during matinees, and you can purchase a six-pack of tickets for $39). And who knows? Perhaps this jaunt into some of the best movie making in Hollywood history might inspire your youngster to explore this art. Call 383-9140 or visit belcourt.org.

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