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43 PEDIATRICIANS & OB/GYNS.

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25 Local Briefs

THINGS •TO • DO 82

the dailies

101 on stage

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what’s happening each day of the month ongoing fun

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this month’s theatrical offerings art, music, dance and theater news

Nashville Parent’s annual Baby Fair, Renaissance Festival coloring contest, Adventures in Agriculture, last call for entries in our Cover Kids 2013 contest and more!

32 Giving Back

Alive Hospice’s bereavement camps for kids,

March for Babies and Girls on the Run 5K.

34 Crafty Corner

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36 A Healthy Pregnancy

Tips on eating right and keeping your body healthy for both you and Baby.

39 Mommy & Me Fitness

Local roundup of classes for parents and tots.

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big picture am spoiled rotten. I am spoiled rotten because I have four healthy children and I have NOTHING to complain about and yet I still do. That’s what makes me spoiled. What right have I got to complain that my house is always a whir of activity, that there’s always a mess to attend to, that someone always needs a ride somewhere? That (Lord, help me) I have to make dinner yet again and pack lunches yet again and throw another load of laundry in the washing machine yet again? I am disappointed in myself because I am NOT keeping sight of the big picture. What’s the BIG PICTURE? Babies, toddlers, kids, teens. Me. Him. Us. Family. Today I am in the hectic midway of raising three boys. My firstborn is away at college — college! — and my heart sings when she calls. I am well past breastfeeding days and past holding my young child’s hand as we cross the street. I am past diapering and bottle washing and shampooing my little one’s head. Sometimes I long for that. I long for the ease with which my little children minded, not yet questioning authority, openly trusting that Mama knew best. I miss the way they would just throw their arms around my neck or climb into my lap with a book. I miss carrying sleeping children from a car to a bed and how automatically their heads would rest on my shoulder as we’d go. The BIG PICTURE? It’s a privilege to have children. And there’s more: In between the frequent dirty dishes in the sink and the dust bunnies that sneer from under our beds, in between the constant keeping up with homework and agendas and papers and sports’ forms and car maintenance and yard work and house work and pet care; in between the orthodontist appointments and doctors’ appointments and runny noses and fevers, there’s something incredibly ... rich. It’s an honor to have children. So I drive. And I cook. And I take temperatures. And I help with homework. And I wash and I dry and instead of griping about it, I need to thank my lucky stars. The burden we parents bear in raising our chlldren well is never a burden we would want to be without. THAT’s the big picture. I am here. They are here. This is my life to live — with them. I am needed, I am loved. The BIG PICTURE is that amazing, singular word: Love.

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What are some good ideas on how to get your child out of bed when they clearly don’t want to? “We have two teenagers that just ‘don’t want to get up.’ We bought a Nerf water gun and after several ‘warnings’ they get a squirt of cold water.” Heather Tune “I tickle my 9-year-old when she is hard to get going in the morning.” Megan Gray Elledge “Try frozen marbles. They’re much easier to clean up than water.” Jonas Applegate “I’ve used the water guns on my daughter, just buy the cheap ones from Dollar Tree, fill with really cold water.” Carol Lee Notyourconcern

Ever heard of “dreamfeeding?” If you’ve tried it has it worked for you? “Yes! It works for us. Everleigh is teething causing her not to eat very much which makes her wake up during the night. The dream feed is the only time I can get her to take a full bottle and sleep through the night right now!” Amanda Keeler “Yes, I do this. Dreamfeeding has been great. I feel like I can get the most sleep possible doing it. But it has caused her to wake up throughout the night just to nurse. She uses me as a pacifier. She’s 9 months old and I’m about to break her off of it. ASHLEY HALL “Yep, it worked! See the book Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for LOTS of good advice.” Sarah Ware Burgin “Thank you for posting! I had never heard of this but I’m expecting and I will have to research it!” JO ZEFERINO

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Wet Diapers at Night. When you discover baby’s diaper has leaked during the night, do you change Baby and the bed or just Baby?

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Change all that is wet including the sheet, etc. Gervaise Giles-Clark

“Change it all ... unless they’re older.”

sleeping and I lay her right back in bed! Thank God

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I’m on my last kid with nighttime potty issues!

I tell him to just sleep on the other side of his full

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“Use mattress protectors.”

Rebekah Gray

We have mattress protectors for this reason. We change diaper, clothes, sheets and comforter. Kids will go back to sleep quickly and comfortably then. Gina Reel

“Layer the bed to reduce changes.” I always make the bed with layers of sheets and protectors. That way if something happens in the middle of the night I can just strip a layer and there

“Change Baby and put him in our bed.” It depends on how sleepy Mommy is and what time she has to get up for work! When Daddy did it he only changesd the baby and then brought him to bed with us. As long as Baby is dry, comfy, happy and asleep life is GREAT! Renita Bridgeforth

will be fresh sheets on the bottom. Tera Forister Lamarre

“Change Baby now ... bed in the morning.” With my 10-month-old, I change everything and put him back in his own bed. He prefers his own room, and we prefer having ours to ourselves. If my preschooler has an accident I change him, put a towel over it (it has a mattress protector over a full size bed and can sleep on the other side) and he goes

Get her to potty during the night.” We have mattress protectors, and if she soaks

back to bed. We change the sheets in the morning. Christy Pennell Veal

through, I clean her up, put her in big Sis’ bed, change her bed and put her back in. She’s a good

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Kids Reading in the Car. Your children love to read, but do you worry about them damaging their eyes if they read while riding in the car?

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It isn’t thought to cause any real damage. If you don’t feel sick, get dizzy or nauseous while doing it ... then it’s fine to continue. READ ON! CRYSTAL DUNCAN

“They’re having fun, so let them.” Read it and weep later. Life is fun and so are books.

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“Is it damaging?

What is it about reading in a car that could possibly damage one’s eyes? ROWENA SORIANO GONZALEZ ALDRIDGE

“Don’t if they’ll get car sick.”

I get horribly car sick when reading in a moving vehicle. My children, too. That’s all I would be concerned about. KRISTEN EVERETT

“Why stop?” Keep reading ...

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“Show them how to read the books while in the car.”

The only way it can hurt your eyes is the lighting. I have read in the car since I was little. If you just use a book light when it gets darker and hold the book to reduce the reflection on the page you will be fine! That’s what my eye doctor told me to do so READ ON as others so eloquently put it! NICOLE WIGGINS

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I can hear my toddler grinding his teeth at night. I know that adults often do this when they’re tense. Why would a child do this?

Teeth grinding, or “bruxism,” can start in the toddler years. Some children will grind their teeth when they have a fever, they are in pain or if they are sick. If a child’s teeth are not aligned properly, this can also increase their chances of teeth grinding. Like adults, children can grind their teeth if they are stressed or worried about something. It can be difficult for a toddler to express those feelings so it is hard to know why they are tense. Think about what may be new in your child’s surrounds or routine. Is there a new baby or a new day care? Are you on vacation or visiting family where their routine is disrupted? Typically bruxism decreases by the age of 6. It is not as much as a problem for children as it is for teens or adults because the permanent teeth have not erupted at this age so there is little to no damage to the teeth. If you are concerned about your child’s tooth alignment or if it continues into the preteen years, mention your child’s teeth grinding to his dentist.

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Impetigo is a superficial skin infection that typically has a yellow, crusted surface. It is caused by “staph” and “strep” bacteria that are found on most objects and surfaces. When there is a break in the skin’s barrier of protection, the bacteria take advantage of the situation and start to grow. Open, cracked skin of eczema can be prone to impetigo. Using a moisturizing barrier or lotion can keep the dry skin of eczema from getting infected. Anytime you have an open sore, you want to protect it from infection by washing with soap and water before applying an antibiotic ointment and bandage. If your child is a frequent nose picker, the inner nose can become infected with the bacteria on their hands. Sometimes you will notice this with the red, crusting sores under the nose. This can be treated with an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic on a Q-tip that is placed just inside the nose or under the nose. If the crusting red lesions continue to spread or don’t improve, visit your pediatrician to confirm the diagnosis and consider using prescription treatments.

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Saads The Saad family of Nashville is Nashville Parent’s second “Challenge Family” helping to lead the way for Middle Tennessee families wanting to get fit. The Saads shared their thoughts on getting fit with us: NP: A lot of busy families are struggling with getting fitness in and eating right — how are you hoping to make this happen? “Just to sit down and plan the meals for the week ... it’s really been a struggle to plan the meals for each day,” Amanda says. “Dyan mentioned to just leave the chores after dinner, do your exercise and then come back to them. So, that’s what we did. We would go to the community center then come home to the dishes and bedtime routine.” NP: What are some of the things Dyan is helping you guys with? “How to make new and healthier foods for the kids ... and food that’s not too scary for them. She’s helping us with the actual prep for the meals, not to necessarily count calories but to just pick healthier foods.”

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NP: Do you all like fruits and vegetables? “Sonny (13) is good about trying new things, Anna is getting better, but our 2-year-old, Joseph, will not even try,” Amanda says. “Dinner is sometimes planned by the way of the youngest won’t eat that, so let’s pick something everyone will eat and him, too,” says Joseph. And the reality is, according to Amanda, “It’s frustrating when the kids are cranky and you just want to get them to eat and get it over with.” NP: It’s nice that you live so close to a greenway — do you use it? “The greenway is accessible from our neighborhood,” Amanda says. “Sometimes we will walk on it to a nearby restaurant to eat dinner and then walk back. We use the McCabe Community Center and that’s been wonderful to do as a family. It’s affordable to take their classes, unlike a gym membership where you’ll feel guilty if you don’t use it.” What kinds of fitness activities do you prefer to do? What about the kids? “I do best in a class setting, surrounded by people,” Amanda

Jonathan and Amanda with kids Joseph, 2, Sonny, 13, and Anna, 4.

says. “Jonathan prefers the gym equipment. Walking as a family or going to the playground is really the easiest for us to do.” Thirteenyear-old Sonny says, “I like to play basketball and run!”

Fitness expert Dyan Damron pays weekly visits to the Saads to help keep them on track. NP: Tell us about the Saad family? “The Saads are similar to many families in Middle Tennessee: Multiple children, busy schedules, career difficulties and bad habits that have formed over many years. Amanda and Jonathan have three kids — ages 2, 4 and 13 — and a very busy life. It’s a challenge to fit in exercise and to get in healthy meals. I suggested they take family walks after dinner — leaving the dishes in the sink. I also have them planning meals for the week which cuts down on time, stress and junk food. NP: What’s a typical “problem” for the Saads? The family as a whole has a real sweet tooth and has a weakness for candy and ice cream. Both parents have high blood pressure

Fitness expert Dyan Damron, aka Coach D of Coach D Consulting (coachdconsulting.com)

— especially Jonathan — who eats too much packaged foods, drivethru meals and sodas. Besides his personal health, he does not realize how this impacts and influences all his children in a negative way. NP: How are you working with them individually? I encourage everyone to take small steps each day toward being aware of what they are eating and how much they are moving. The parents and Sonny are keeping a food and exercise diary which keeps them accountable and helps me determine the best way to help them.


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Uphoffs Last month, the Uphoff family of Mount Juliet (Lindsay and Brad and kids Nick, Madisyn and Gage) started the Fit Family Challenge, showing others how to do it, too. Now, a month into their new program, we take a peek to see how it’s going with their weekly visits from Coach D. NP: OK, so you’ve been trying this Fit Family Challenge — how’s it going for you all? “Dyan (Coach D) is amazing! She has very helpful insights and give very, very useful tips and pointers,” says Lindsay. “We have come together as a family and are doing quite well. We have our ups and downs and our ‘cheat’ days, but overall we’re doing pretty good. NP: What does “pretty good” mean? “I’ve learned to focus on the quality of food we’re eating, exercise habits and sleep patterns. Snacks have become much more healthy, as in fruit and yogurt and whole wheat crackers versus chips, French fries

and cookies,” Lindsay says. “We’ve cut back on the ‘bad’ food and began eating more fruits and vegetables. We’re planning on doing the 5K and one-mile fun runs at Byars Dowdy Elementary and Rutland Elementary as well as a few others. NP: Have you noticed a different attitude when you go grocery shoppin? “Definitely! The first time we went to the store (after our initial meeting with Dyan), it took us twice as long to shop because we were looking for whole foods! We completely skipped the chip aisle and spent much more time in the fruits and vegetables area. We went shopping last night and were in and out fairly quickly, but we had an idea of exactly what we were in there for and that kept us from buying junk food and things we didn’t need. I have begun looking at ingredients before I buy. It’s the little changes that we are incorporating into everyday eating habits.”

Fitness expert Coach D with the Uphoff family at their Mount Juliet home.

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he Fit Family Challenge is an eight-week program that encourages families to live healthier lifestyles. The challenge, brought to you by Nashville Parent and Coca-Cola and sponsored by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, runs April 15 - May 25. Families who register online for the Fit Family Challenge log fitness and nutrition activities in exchange for points beginning April 15. When you accummulate 100 points you are automatically entered into the Grand Prize drawing for the Universal Orlando Resort trip. Every time you earn another 100 points, you earn another chance. Additionally, the city of Charlotte, N.C., is involved in the Fit Family Challenge there. The city that earns the most points for fitness and health activities will win a completely refurbished playground courtesy of Coca-Cola. You can earn points for participating in fun runs and other fitness activities. Watch for these events at nashvilleparent.com/fitfamilychallenge.


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ark your calendar for Saturday, April 20, new and expectant moms and dads! Nashville Parent’s annual Baby Fair, presented by Baptist Hospital is THE place to be to for all-things infant. The free event features several demonstrations, speakers and exhibits ranging from safety equipment to baby furniture and accessories, plus samples and prize giveaways, including a $1,600 grand prize nursery ensemble from USA Baby. Experts from Baptist will present classes on breastfeeding and newborn care, plus you can tour the hospital’s birthing facility. The Baby Fair is located at the Baptist Hospital Campus at the 21st Avenue entrance, and parking is free. For more information, call 2562158 or visit nashvilleparent. com/the-baby-fair/.

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“But I don’t want to play soccer.” Heard this before? Parents unsure of what to sign up their kids for can help make the decision a little easier with the Trail Mix Try-Its at the Wilderness Station. This six-week series allows children ages 4 - 7 to try several different activities in a sampler kind of way. The programs take place on Tuesdays and include Arts (painting/crafts) on April 9 and 16, Athletics (soccer/T-ball) on April 23 and 30, and Outdoor (hiking/gardening) on May 7 and 14. The classes are held from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. and cost $30 for the full six-week session. Registration is required. The Wilderness Station is located at Barfield Crescent Park (697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro). Call 217-3017.

Help keep your children safe this swimming season with the help of a Free Swim Lesson Day in an effort to drown proof Murfreesboro. Ages 5 13 can participate in the free lesson on Saturday, May 11 from 1 - 5 p.m., and registration begins Tuesday, April 16 — spots are expected to fill up fast. During that day, there will also be pool vendor booths and other festivities available for all ages including CPR training and other safety awareness activities. While the event itself is free, some booths or obtaining certification will have fees. The event takes place at Sports*Com (120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro). Contact Zach Jones at 895-5040 or zjones@murfreesborotn.gov.

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ere ye! Hear ye! The 28th Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival takes place every Saturday and Sunday in May (as well as Memorial Day Monday), and one lucky boy and one lucky girl ages 10 and younger have a chance to win prize packs for their families. Simply go to nashvilleparent. com and download the dragon coloring sheet (click on the Contests tab, then “Ren Fest Coloring Contest”). Send colored sheets along with your child’s name and age, your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to:

Ren Fest Contest c/o Nashville Parent Magazine 2270 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37228

Entries must be received by Friday, April 26, and winners will be selected through a random drawing. Each winner will receive festival tickets for their immediate families (good for any date), a coupon good for your choice of souvenir from the Official Souvenir Booth (up to $25), a coupon for a free beverage (excluding alcohol) and a case of Coca-Cola products. Learn more about the Tennessee Renaissance Festival at tnrenfest.com.


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ee your child beam with excitement when he gets the chance to pet a farm animal for the very first time. He can during the fourth annual Adventures in Agriculture on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This free event is open to everyone and features live farm animals, crops to pick, eggs to gather, hayrides, booths, exhibits, food, prizes and more. This year’s theme is FARMERS CARE (Crop, Animals, Recreation, Environment) and aims to bring highlights to the community on how producers maintain each of those. The event takes place at Lane Agri-Park located at 315 John Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro. For more info, contact Eyvonne Haynes at 893-9295 or eyvonne.haynes@tn.usda.gov.

the ticker ... LITTLE CHEFS takes place each Thursday this month from 9 - 9:45 a.m. and allows ages 2 - 4 a chance to mix up something fun to eat as well as learn about important food groups, nutrition and table manners. The program is offered at Patterson Park Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro). Cost is $3. Contact Trina Pullum at 893-7439 or tpullum@ murfreesborotn.gov.

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THE MTCS SECOND ANNUAL COUGAR TRIVIA NIGHT takes place Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. Teams of six people per table answer trivia questions during this night of fun with proceeds benefiting the MTCS band program. Cost is $120 adult (post high school) table, $60 high school student table. There is a dinner and silent auction that begins at 5 p.m., too. Registration deadline is Monday, April 8. E-mail mtcsbandparents@gmail.com.

THE MARKET PLACE, a fiesta with Patterson Park Community Center and Murfreesboro City Schools, takes place Friday, April 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The fiesta will be held on the lawn of the community center and offers families a chance to learn about Hispanic culture through song, dance, food and more. For more information, contact Ron Steed at 893-7439 or rsteed@ murfreesborotn.gov.

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puppet show, is now available at The Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park every Saturday in April and May at 3 p.m. All ages can enjoy the shows featuring wild animal puppet characters that teach kids about their habitats and daily lives. Each week’s is different. The Wilderness Station is located at 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro. For more info, call 217-3017.


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over Kids 2013 is underway and the registration deadline for the online contest that gives your child a shot at the cover is Monday, April 15. One child in each of four age categories — 0 - 12 months, 13 - 35 months, 3 - 6 years and 7 - 10 years — will be selected to appear on a cover of this publication. New this year, our editors will select a fifth “wild card winner” from one of the age groups! Here’s how it works: Upload your child’s photo (do it from your smartphone!) at nashvilleparent.com/cover-kids (a $20 non-refundable submission fee applies, a portion of which goes to the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation). After the submission period ends, Nashville Parent’s editors will select 10 finalists in each group. Once finalists are announced, public voting begins — have all your friends and family get online and vote for your child (one vote per person per age category; no ballot stuffing permitted). At the end of the two-week voting period, the child who garners the most votes in each age category will be the Cover Kid for his group, guaranteeing him a magazine cover! For a complete list of rules and to enter your child in Cover Kids 2013, visit nashvilleparent.com/cover-kids.

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anaging the loss of a parent, relative or friend is difficult enough for anyone, but it can be especially hard on children. Alive Hospice offers two different summer camps this June for grieving kids ages 6 14, and registration is now underway. Camp Forget-Me-Not runs June 5 - 7 for kids in Rutherford, Bedford, Cannon, Coffee and DeKalb counties. The camp is held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro. To register, call 346-8680. Children in Davidson, Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties can attend Camp Evergreen, June 20 - 22, at Hilmont Camp in White Bluff (transportation provided). Call 963-4732 to register. Facilitated by Alive Hospice grief counselors and volunteers, cost is $30 for either camp, and need-based scholarships are available. Aside from grief counseling and time to express their feelings, participants will also have time for fun activities and peer bonding. To learn more, visit alivehospice.org.

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Stretch your legs and enjoy fresh air while helping raise money for the Tennessee chapter of the March of Dimes. The nonprofit’s annual fundraiser, March for Babies, takes place Saturday, April 21 at Centennial Park (2500 West End Ave., Nashville). There is no fee to participate in the two-mile walk, but the organization asks participants to raise pledges. Funds support programs in the community that help mothers experience healthy, full-term pregnancies as well as providing research dollars to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and the walk begins at 2 p.m. For more info or to register, call 399-3200 or visit marchforbabies.org.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) Nashville uses the power of running to provide girls in Grades 3 - 8 with the necessary tools to embrace their strengths and to prevent at-risk behaviors. GOTR offers after-school sessions during the school year. A health and wellness curriculum is also a component that includes healthy decisions, peer pressure, body image and more. On Saturday, May 4, the fifth annual GOTR 5K takes place prior to Mayor Karl Dean’s Mayor’s Field Day at LP Field (1 Titans Way, Nashville). “I hope families throughout Middle Tennessee with join us at LP Field and make May 4 a day of active, family fun,” says Diane Crosier, GOTR Nashville board president. The 5K takes place at 7:45 a.m. Advance registration (through Tuesday, April 30) is $25 adults, $20 ages 12 and younger. Race day registration is $5 more. To register or learn more, visit gotr5k.com.

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regnancy gives women the chance to begin eating healthy,” says Registered Dietician Rachel Brandeis. Good nutrition is important during pregnancy, especially during the critical first trimester. And while cravings for certain foods may hinder your efforts to eat healthily, experts say the better nutritional diet you consume the better you’ll feel.

Counting Calories “Pregnant adult women require 300 more calories a day when they are pregnant. They shouldn’t approach eating as though they can eat twice as much food as normal,” explains Registered Dietician Connie Diekman, Ph.D. Moms-to-be should approach eating as though they need to eat “a little extra” and “skew toward 10 more grams a day of protein calories than they would normally consume,” says Diekman.

Super Snacks What foods can busy, expectant women snack on? “It is always good to choose fruit or whole grains versus processed foods,” says Brandeis. Specializing in maternal nutrition, Brandeis explains that protein-packed snacks are healthy and also boost an expectant mother’s energy level. “Snacks such as wholegrain crackers and peanut butter that offer the combination of protein and carbohydrates and are terrific, healthy options for moms-to-be,” Brandeis adds.

Skipping Meals Nutrition and health experts agree that starting the day with a healthy breakfast offers countless benefits. Unfortunately, when you’re experiencing morning sickness, or feeling too rushed to squeeze in a balanced meal, eating breakfast falls to the bottom of the priority list. “Yogurt sprinkled with low-fat granola, trail mix, nuts or dried fruit and a glass of calciumenriched juice or milk is a healthy way to start

your day,” notes Brandeis. Just because you aren’t fond of scrambled eggs or able to tolerate pancakes doesn’t mean you have to skip a meal. Eating foods that supply protein and heart-healthy nutrients, can be accomplished with many creative combinations. “When I was pregnant with my first son, I ate fresh salsa and sesame seed crackers with nearly every lunch,” shares Suzie Harris, mother of two. Whole grain crackers and peanut butter or hummus and fresh vegetables are just a few more foods that make eating breakfast or snacks on the go quick and easy.

Supplementing Your Diet Nutrition experts such as Brandeis and Diekman stress the significance of eating whole foods instead of looking to gain nutrition from energy bars, drinks, powders and vitamins. “Vitamins should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and not thought of as a replacement for healthy foods,” notes Diekman. Whole, intact foods instead of foods that have been processed and grilled or steamed foods instead of fried foods are strongly suggested as alternatives to the energy bars and liquid processed shakes. “Cottage cheese mixed with granola, fresh fruit or nuts are more nutritious than a drink geared toward supplementing nutrition,” says Diekman.

Planning Your Menu There are numerous food combinations that support a healthy, balanced diet. If certain textures, aromas and tastes don’t appeal to you, you can still ensure you and your baby are well fed. Select substitutes such as whole-grain bread instead of white bread, oatmeal instead of cold cereal and fruit cocktail instead of a candy bar. Make a list of foods that are appealing as well as those that provide a balanced diet. Add a bit of fresh spinach leaves to a salad, and watch fat intake when making your grocery list. “Switching to skim milk and other low-fat dairy

products helps moms-to-be plan healthy meals for her and her family,” Brandeis adds.

Calming the Cravings Yearnings for a double beef burrito or a pan of warm, gooey brownies tends to push thoughts of eating healthy out of an expectant mother’s mind. Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to give up all desserts or eliminate your favorite junk foods. You can feed the cravings in a healthy fashion and opt for low-fat ice cream, baked goods made with low fat substitutes such as applesauce instead of vegetable oil and baked chips instead of those cooked in fatty oils.

Coffee, Tea or Milk? In addition to watching what you eat, make sure to remain properly hydrated and aware of the nutritional value of what you drink. “Pay attention to the amount of sugars and empty calories that are in many drinks,” cautions Diekman. Choose beverages that offer the benefits of calcium and folic acid to quench your thirst. “It is also important that expectant mothers reduce or restrict their caffeine intake,” Diekman adds.

Reality Strikes While it’s important to try and eat healthily during pregnancy, don’t deprive yourself of nutritional goodies now and then. “I made myself the best milkshakes when I was expecting,” says Kay Jones of Franklin. “I’d add fruit and vanilla then go and put my feet up after a nice walk — I loved it!” Understanding what you and your baby’s nutritional needs are, and how you can satisfy your taste buds and caloric needs nutritiously, will ensure you enjoy what you eat when you’re expecting.  Gina Roberts-Grey is a freelance writer.

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Mommy & Me

fitness classes An area movement class designed for your little one (with YOU in mind, too) lets you enjoy social time with other parents and bonding time with your tot. What’cha waiting for? Turn the page for our Middle Tennessee listings of Mommy and Me classes.

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ore than just a fun outing with your little one and bonding time with fellow parents and tots, Mommy & Me classes are actually good for your little ones. “Studies have shown that young children who routinely engage in physical activity sleep better and are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges, from running after a ball to handling transitions,” says Erin Alabaster, owner of Gymboree Play & Music in Nashville. “Young children who engage in regular physical activity share the following health benefits: 1) Stronger bones and muscles; 2) Less likely to become obese; 3) Exhibit stronger immune systems; 4) Have a better outlook on life.” Here are several local options for you and your little one to enjoy.

DAVIDSON COUNTY Cheer 1 Gymnastics & Dance 7657 Hwy. 70 S., Ste. 101, Nashville cheeranddance1.com Parent & Tots gymnastics (18 - 36 months). Dance in Bloom 7982-A Coley Davis Road, Nashville 662-4819 • danceinbloom.com Wee Bloom for ages 18 months - 2 years is a movement/tumbling class with a parent. Gymboree Play & Music of Nashville 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 180, Nashville, TN 615-221-9004 • gymboreeclasses.com Gymboree Play & Learn features six age levels from birth to 3 years focused on developmental play activities. Also available is a music and movement class for ages 6 - 16 months. Hermitage Dance Academy 275 Jackson Meadows Drive, Ste. 103, Hermitage 231-7100 • hdadance.com Toddler & Me Combo for 2-year-olds and their adult companions includes basics of ballet, tumbling and creative movement. The Music Class 5511 Edmondson Pike, Ste. 102, Nashville 6501 Pennywell Drive, Nashville 777-9314 • themusicclass.com/nashville Music Pups for infants through 4 years with a caregiver includes singing, dancing, movement and instrument play.

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Music Together musictogether.com The Family Class for ages birth through 5 years features music and movement fun. Visit the website for a location near you.

Elite Energy Gymnastics and Cheerleading 2121 Battlefield Pkwy., Murfreesboro • 890-6611 • eliteenergygymnastics.com Parent/child classes are 45 minutes long and include tiny tots (ages 10 - 36 months) and tumble tots (ages 12 - 36 months).

Nashville Dance Center 4004 Hillsboro Road, Nashville 385-7997 • nashvilledancecenter.com Mommy & Me class for ages 2 - 3 includes preballet, creative movement and tumbling.

Premier Athletics 412 Golden Bear Ct., Ste. C, Murfreesboro 896-7300 • premierathletics.com Parent and Tots classes for ages 2 and older.

Nashville Gymnastics Training Center 3317 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 298-2264 • nashvillegtc.com Parents & Peeps for 18 - 36 months.

SUMNER COUNTY

School of Dance and Music 2001 Blair Blvd., Nashville 298-5271 • danceandmusicnow.com The Mommy & Me class for ages 18 months - 2 years combines creative movement, beginning ballet and tumbling.

Gymini Athletics 332 Freehill Road, Hendersonville 824-4644 • gyminiathletics.com Offers a parent/child class, Mini Movers, for ages 16 months - 3 years as well as a child only Tiny Tumblers class for 3-year-olds.

Nashville Ballet 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 297-2966 • nashvilleballet.com Mommy and Me (and Daddies, too!) is a weekly class where the love of dance is explored together. Choose Thursday or Saturday morning.

Masters School of Gymnastics 303 Hancock St., Gallatin • 451-7572 175 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 822-8116 • mastersgym.com Offers TumbleCubs tumbling class for ages 18 months and older.

West Side Gymnastics and Cheer 11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville 352-8500 • wacgymnastics.com Parent & Tot class is available for ages 18 - 36 months.

Music Together • musictogether.com The Family Class for ages birth through 5 years features music and movement fun. Visit the website for a location near you.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY Barfield School of Dance 2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro 896-3118 barfieldschoolofdance.com Kindermusik for ages newborn - toddlers introduces singing, movement and more. Parent participation is an essential component of the class experience. Dance Works 2261 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro 896-4579 • danceworksinc.com Offers a pre-dance, Mommy & Me class called “Teeny Dancers” for ages 18 months - 2 years.

My Gym of Hendersonville 206 N. Anderson Lane 824-8002 • my-gym.com/hendersonville Offers parent participation classes including Tiny Tikes (ages 7 - 13 months) and a new program, Little Bundles (ages 6 weeks - 6 months) as well as other classes for toddlers ages 14 - 33.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY My Gym of Brentwood 330 Franklin Road 371-5437 • my-gym.com/brentwood Offers parent participation classes including Tiny Tikes (ages 7 - 13 months) and a new program, Little Bundles (ages 6 weeks - 6 months) as well as other classes for toddlers ages 14 - 33 months.


Jan Williams School of Music & Theatre 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 104, Brentwood 371-8086 • janwilliams.music Kindermusik for ages infants - 4 years. Parent attends the class with the child up to age 3. Let It Shine Gymnastics 1892 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 369-3547 • lisgym.com/#/recreational The Parent and Child class is designed especially for the development of 12- to- 36-month-old children. Let it Shine also offers Parent and Child at their Spring Hill location (4922 Port Royal Road; 931-486-0410). The Music Class 1215 Hillsboro Road, Rm. B105, Franklin 777-9314 • themusicclass.com Parent and me classes. “Music Pups” is for infants through age 4, including music, dancing and more. Nashville Ballet - Brentwood Campus 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 119, Brentwood 661-0460 • nashvilleballet.com Mommy and Me (and Daddies, too!) is a weekly class where the love of dance is explored together. Choose Thursday or Saturday morning.

WILSON COUNTY Intrigue Athletics, Inc. 300 N. Maple St., Ste. 1A, Lebanon 443-7995 • intrigueathletics.com The Parent Tot program for ages 18 months - 3 years focuses on introductory gymnastics. School of Dance & Music 2228 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 754-9186 • danceandmusicnow.com Mommy & Me for 18 months - 2 years combines creative movement, beginning ballet and tumbling.

KINDERMUSIK

kindermusik.com Kindermusik classes for infants, babies and toddlers with a parent are available in many locations throughout our area. Search the site by zip code to find a program near you.

Universal Gymnastics 5003 Market Place, Mt. Juliet 758-4791 • universaldancecheer. com Mom & Me gymnastics class for ages 2- months - 3 years.

Premier Athletics 123 Seaboard Lane, Ste 108, Franklin 896-7300 • premierathletics.com Offers Little Explorers gymnastics classes including Parent and Tots classes for ages 2 and older. Williamson County Parks & Rec Indoor Arena at Crockett Park 1485 Volunteer Parkway, Brentwood 370-3471, ext. 17 • williamsoncounty-tn.gov Through the Rhythm and Spirit Tumbling Program, parent and child can participate in “Balancing Babes” (ages 2 - 3 years), for exploring physical movement; and “Tiny Tumblers” (ages 3 - 5) for exploring tumbling and more. Find the registration form online.

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GET A JUMP ON SUMMER Join the Y and make sure your family is ready for summer: • Swim tests to determine your child’s current ability • Swim lessons for all ages and abilities • Unlimited group exercise classes Registration now open for all YMCA camps. Learn more at ymcamidtn.org.

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Pediatricians Alice M. Rothman, M.D., M.P.H.

University Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Rothman has seen my child for seven years now. She is so responsive to my concerns. She listens and takes appropriate action. I can reach her when I need her. I can’t say enough good things about her. Traci Foyster

Allison Couden, M.D., F.A.A.P. Pediatric Associates of Franklin pediatricsoffranklin.com

Dr. Couden is competent, knowledgeable, and most of all, caring. She takes her time to cover all questions at each and every visit. Her office staff is kind and caring, and ever available. Lynn Reed

Andrew Jordan, M.D.

Cumberland Pediatrics Associates Lebanon • cumberland-pediatrics.com Dr. Jordan’s been my children’s pediatrician since they were born. He is very thorough with each child he sees and recommends what is best for them. Just a great pediatrician all around. If he is on call you actually get a call from him if needed. Paula Evanoff

Andrew Lee, M.D.

Brentwood Children’s Clinic brentwoodchildrens.com Dr. Lee is so caring and takes the time to listen/answer any and all questions. Love Dr. Lee! Allison Cregger

Andy Huss, M.D.

Brian Leeper, M.D.

Christopher P. Smeltzer, M.D.

He shows genuine concern and love for children. Dr. Huss has always been very accurate in his diagnosis and always listens to all my concerns, taking the necessary time with each one of my children. Maria Thomas

I have a 3-year-old who has been Dr. Leeper’s patient since she was born, and from day one, he has made us feel like our daughter is one of his favorite patients. He is friendly to us, relaxed with her and always treats our concerns with care. Kristen Cherry

Fabulous doc! He has taken so much time to care for my children, making phone calls to discuss issues numerous times. Angie Hughes

Harpeth Pediatrics, Franklin harpethpediatrics.com

Brad A. Greenbaum, M.D. Terrace Pediatric Group, Nashville

Dr. Greenbaum (or as my daughter refers to him ... Dr. Brad) is a wonderful pediatrician. He listens to not only me — but my little one (even when he is busy) and she knows that he cares about what she is saying. He loves children and cares for them just as he would his own. Tori Ragancik

Bram Pinkley, M.D.

Brentwood Children’s Clinic brentwoodchildrens.com Dr. Pinkley sees my two children, ages 2 and 8 and is a great doctor. He is always patient with them (and me with my thousands of questions). He doesn’t push antibiotics unless they are needed. He is a great doctor and I have recommended him to anyone looking for a pediatrician. Kelly Long

Brent Rosser, M.D.

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com He’s smart, kind, patient and always helpful. Both of my son’s present unique challenges, however, and Rosser has always been willing to go the extra mile to help. As one of my children has cerebral palsy, we see a lot of medical professionals; Rosser is very special. Christina Stephens

Brentwood Children’s Clinic brentwoodchildrens.com

Catherine Bottoms, M.D.

Morgan Pediatric Group, Smyrna morganpeds.com Dr. Bottoms is fantastic! She always answers our questions and validates our concerns. She has such a friendly demeanor and immediately engages my daughter when she walks in the room. She makes you feel as though you are the most important family of the day and never rushes the appointment. Lara Rourke

Charles Glenn Chandler, M.D. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

He’s just great. He takes time with you and is so friendly and patient. He’s so busy he can’t even take new patients now as everyone that goes to him stays with him! He’s wonderful! Shelley Foster

Old Harding Pediatric Associates Bellevue • ohpa.com

Christina Lohse, M.D.

Brentwood Children’s Clinic brentwoodchildrens.com She is very compassionate and never makes you feel like a crazy person for asking all those unsure “first time mommy questions!” We love her to pieces. I am so thankful we found a pediatrician we can trust and that will hopefully be around to treat my son throughout his childhood years! Laurie Shell

Danielle LaLonde, M.D.

Children’s Clinic East, Hermitage childrenscliniceast.com She is very interested in the health and well being of each child. She allows for time for parents to ask questions and/or discuss concerns. She has knowledge of alternative methods instead of keeping a child medicated all the time. She speaks highly of breastfeeding. Tara Collins

Chetan Mukundan, M.D.

Heritage Medical Associates Green Hills • heritagemedical.com Mukundan has been our pediatrician for eight years and we think he is wonderful! He listens, is patient, is available whenever we need something, and offers advice over the telephone where appropriate. Melonie Denton

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Dina H. Mishu, M.D.

Erika L. Crawford, M.D.

James Anderson, M.D.

Mishu is amazing. She always takes the time to listen to parents and kids, and I have noticed she always lingers a little longer than other physicians when listening to my son’s breathing. She was recommended by word of mouth after not feeling “the connection” with our former pediatrician. Amy Russell

Crawford is our family’s favorite doctor, first out, because, she is very knowledgeable, personable and trustworthy. She never seems like she is rushing you and seems to genuinely care, almost like as if she were a member of your family. Cathy King

He has a great memory and always knows what to say to put the kids at ease. He understands their personalities and talks to them so they always understand what is going on and makes them laugh. Anderson saw my son when he was just a few hours old and has been special to us ever since. Cathy Eastwood

Douglas Jerry Collins, M.D.

The Childrens Clinic of Nashville thechildrensclinicofnashville.com

Goodlettsville Pediatrics, Madison goodlettsvillepediatrics.com

David P. Bichell, M.D.

Pediatric Heart Institute at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Bichell performed open heart surgery on my 2-month-old and was able to sew the circumference of multiple 2mm veins and work on a heart the size of a strawberry. They told us he would come out of surgery on major life support and not make it five days. Our son came out without the ECMO machine keeping him alive and recovered phenomenally. Doctor Bichell gave us four more months that we were never supposed to have with our son. Melissa Kaupke

David Hudson, M.D.

Tennessee Pediatrics, Hendersonville tennesseepediatrics.com He is very thorough and caring with my two children. Amber Roaden

David A. Wyckoff, M.D.

Pediatric Associates of Davidson County, Nashville • padconline.com My 2-year-old daughter is always so excited to go see “David” as she calls him. He is very thorough and always puts my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him to anyone! Heather Barber

Deborah M. Bryant, M.D.

Centennial Pediatrics-Centennial Park, Nashville • centennialpediatrics.com Dr. Bryant has been a part of my family for many years. She is has a very kind and gentle spirit as well a caring soul. Not only has she taken care of my children she is now taking care of my grandchildren. We would not trade her for all the tea in China. LaShanda Moore

Deepak Mehrotra, M.D.

Children’s Clinic East, Hermitage childrenscliniceast.com He always remembers both of my kids when we go for a visit. He always stays until every question or concern is addressed. He is so kind and nice to me and my children. Jessica Watts

Derek K. Johnson, M.D. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

Dr. Derek is awesome and warm. I can e-mail him at any time and he responds. He is the doctor of our dreams, and I wish my GP was more like him. He always makes my daughter feel special and like she is his only patient, although we know we are not. Krista Merce

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

Always gives his undivided attention and truly cares for my children ... goes above and beyond. Karin Surratt

Eddie D. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.A.P

Centennial Pediatrics, Brentwood centpeds.com Hamilton takes time with you and is not in a rush when you bring your child in for a visit. He talks to the parents at a level they understand. He listens to concerns and answers them to reassure the parent(s). He is so gentle with kids and loves all of his patients. Overall a wonderful and kind man! Vasanta Knight

Elizabeth Ward Bailes, M.D. Heritage Medical Associates Cool Springs • heritagemedical.com

She always takes the time to listen, share good feedback and stories to help your understanding. She is mindful of Mommy as well as Baby. She never rushes and is always kind, attentive and caring. Marry Rutland

Elizabeth P. Dykstra, M.D.

Heritage Medical Associates Cool Springs • heritagemedical.com Dykstra’s infectious smile and compassion truly meets our needs. She is truly in touch with effective and innovative approaches to engaging her patients. She truly treats her families as if they were her own. She’s one in a million. Tracy U.

Elizabeth G. Triggs, M.D. Green Hills Pediatric Associates Nashville • greenhillspeds.com

Triggs came highly recommended from a family friend. Being a first-time mom of twins is scary. She answers all of your questions, offers gentle suggestions, listens without judgement. I would not have made it through the first year without her! Lindsey Besedich

Eric Stiles, M.D., F.A.A.P. Pediatric Partners, Nashville ns-pediatricpartners.com

We only see Stiles two or three times a year, but he really knows my children. We saw him in Bell Buckle one time at the Moon Pie Festival; when we went back into the office a few months later he remembered and asked them if they had a good time at the festival. Jennifer Allman

Springfield Children’s Clinic ourvipkids.com

Frank Haraf, Jr., M.D.

Haraf has been my children’s pediatrician for 11 years and we absolutely think he is the best. He is able to explain and break down the most complex diagnoses. My 1- and 12-year-old both feel comfortable with him, and we love the staff. Yolanda Howard

Gordon Davis, M.D., F.A.A.P. Southern Pediatrics, Franklin southernpeds.com

Davis is kind and understanding. He supports breastfeeding. He listens to my list of questions and is informative with answers. My daughter is 4 months old and he is so sweet with her. Once he thought he heard a murmur and listened to her chest for at least 5 minutes just to make sure. A truly wonderful doctor! Madison Johnson

Heather Johnson, M.D. Goodlettsville Pediatrics goodlettsvillepediatrics.com

Johnson has been our daughter’s pediatrician since her birth nearly 14 years ago. She has been a wonderful doctor at every age level. She is knowledgeable, thorough, calm, always upbeat and positive, and communicates well with both children and adults. Brenda, Joe and Emily Thompson

Heather N. Phillips, M.D.

Tennessee Medicine & Pediatrics Smyrna • tnmedpeds.com After seeing a few different pediatricians, Phillips has been the best by far! She takes her time with each of my children and always answers all of my questions very thoroughly. She is great with my kids and they love going to the doctor! I have never experienced such a kind and attentive doctor as she. Maranda Coulter

Helen C. Burks, M.D.

Pediatric Care, Inc., Hendersonville drhelenburks.com She always cares for children like they’re her own. She’s always willing to see a sick child the same day within 2 hours. She always tells us to call her if we need medical help and advice. She always tells the kids what she is going to do before she examines. She cares for each child individually and the family. Mary Brinkley

Children’s Clinic East, Hermitage childrenscliniceast.com

James Keffer, M.D.

Old Harding Pediatric Associates Nashville • ohpa.com Keffer is always friendly and welcoming. He listens to my concerns and genuinely cares for his patients. All three of my children, ages 15 months - 9 years see Dr. Keffer and his team and they love coming to their appointments! The whole OHPA team is wonderful. Sarah Knies

James S. Price, M.D.

Terrace Pediatrics, Nashville My daughter was born premature at two pounds and my 2-year-old son has autism. Price and his nurse, Shelia, are always willing to answer my questions. Price is patient and understanding with my son, even when he’s kicking and trying to bite because he doesn’t want to be touched. I believe he cares for all children and their parents and I trust him completely. Kiya Jordan

Jason L. Kastner, M.D.

White House Children’s Clinic ourvipkids.com Kaster is wonderful with kids. He is patient and talks to them directly which makes them feel important. He also takes time to discuss all manner of concerns with parents and no topic is off limits or brushed off. I like his common sense approach to parenting and childrearing as well as his ability as a physician. Rebecca Hetzer

Jaygopal Nair, M.D.

Goodlettsville Pediatrics, Madison goodlettsvillepediatrics.com Nair is fantastic. He always makes us feel, like we are his only patient. He takes time to listen and thoroughly answer our questions and respond to our concerns. He communicates well with my daughter and seems genuinely happy to see her at each visit. Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer Holzen, M.D.

Tennessee Pediatrics, Hendersonville tennesseepediatrics.com She has been seeing my kids since my youngest was 3, she’s now almost 10. Every time we go, she always takes the time to answer all of my questions no matter how crazy they may be. I never feel rushed. She remembers every one of my children and their different quirks. Chantal Jeske

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Dr. Joseph A. Little Pediatrician, Murfreesboro

Dr. Little received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School. He completed his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital and then served in the National Health Service Corps for two years. Dr. Little is a board certified pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He and his wife Billie, founded Discovery Center at Murfree Springs 25 years ago, a children’s interactive museum in Murfreesboro where they remain active advocates. He has been practicing in Murfreesboro for more than 30 years and is enjoying the rare privilege of caring for second generation children.

Murfreesboro Office, (615) 890-9008

Pediatrician, Murfreesboro

Dr. Tim Henschel is a Board-Certified Pediatrician with over 15 years of experience providing pediatric healthcare. He did his residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and is the founder of Mercy Children’s Clinic in Franklin, Tennessee. Special Interests include caring for children with asthma, sports and adolescent medicine. Murfreesboro Office, (615) 890-9008

Dr. Libby Long

Pediatrician, Murfreesboro

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Libby A. Long, M.D., is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine, and completed her Pediatric Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She has experience in both emergency medicine, as well as hospital medicine caring for medically complex children. Murfreesboro Office, (615) 890-9008

Dr. Stacey Williams

Pediatrician, Nashville-Edmondson Pike Stacey M. Williams, MD received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and serves as a member of Vanderbilt’s clinical faculty. Dr. Williams is a Board Certified Pediatrician and her special interest is in Breastfeeding Education and Support. Nashville-Edmondson Pike Office, (615) 331-5898

HENDERSONVILLE: (615) 826-2080 • 100 Springhouse Ct., Ste 100 MURFREESBORO: (615) 890-9008 • 1370 Gateway Blvd., Ste 110 NASHVILLE-EDMONDSON PIKE: (615) 331-5898 • 5505 Edmondsom Pk., Suite 104 THOMPSON’S STATION: (615) 302-1279 • 4720 Trader’s Way., Suite 600

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Dr. Jennifer Holzen Pediatrician, Hendersonville

Dr. Jennifer Holzen received her medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and completed her Pediatric Residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Holzen also serves as a member of the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical center. Hendersonville Office, (615) 826-2080

Dr. David Hudson Pediatrician, Hendersonville

Dr. David Hudson received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he now serves as a member of the clinical faculty. Dr. Hudson is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Hendersonville Office, (615) 826-2080

Dr. Lea Ann Lund Pediatrician, Hendersonville

Dr. Lea Ann Lund received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis, and completed her pediatrics residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2006. She is a boardcertified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her special interests include nutrition and childhood obesity. Hendersonville Office, (615) 826-2080

Dr. Teresa White

Pediatrician, Thompson’s Station Dr. Teresa White received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, Dr. White then completed her residency at the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine, where she received program teaching and advocacy awards. She is a member of the governor’s council on child health and wellness. Dr. White was the only pediatric resident in the country to receive the AMA Foundation’s Leadership Award in 2004. Dr. White is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of the AAP’s section for young physicians, complimentary holistic and integrative medicine, and international child health.

Thompson’s Station Office, (615) 302-1279

HENDERSONVILLE: (615) 826-2080 • 100 Springhouse Ct., Ste 100 MURFREESBORO: (615) 890-9008 • 1370 Gateway Blvd., Ste 110 NASHVILLE-EDMONDSON PIKE: (615) 331-5898 • 5505 Edmondsom Pk., Suite 104 THOMPSON’S STATION: (615) 302-1279 • 4720 Trader’s Way., Suite 600

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Jennifer L. Ray, M.D.

Joshua Mark McCollum, M.D.

Kristin Knight, FNP-BC

Ray has taken care of my four boys for the past 8 years. She has provided the most professional and loving service to our family since we started seeing her. She always gives us the time to make sure all our needs have been taken care of. I recommend her to all mothers who want the very best medical care for their family. We love her! Michael Robertson

McCollum and the entire office at Middle Pediatrics have been an incredible support to me and my family. We have a special needs child with multiple disabilities. He is always kind and eager to learn all he can to help us. We are very blessed to have him as our doctor. Angie Walton

Kristin is an amazing advocate for the children she treats. During a scary time in our daughter’s new life, Kristin continually supported our daughter as well as myself, keeping us informed and fighting for my daughter when it was needed. It is a comfort for a me to know my children are being treated by someone who loves them and is in their corner. Rachel Griffin

Centennial Pediatrics, Spring Hill centpeds.com

Jennifer Ragsdale, M.D.

Old Harding Pediatric Associates Nashville • ohpa.com She’s very attentive, patient, sweet, smart. Tiffany Benken

Jeremy B. Harrison, M.D. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

Dr. Harrison makes both the child and parent comfortable. I initially interviewed him because my son has special needs. He completely put me at ease and assured me that he respects the parents input just as much as his own. Veronica Glen

Tennessee Medicine & Pediatrics Smyrna • tnmedpeds.com

Julia Thompson, M.D.

Rivergate Pediatrics, Goodlettsville rivergatepediatrics.com

Heritage Medical Associates Green Hills • heritagemedical.com

Karie Wells, M.D.

Tennessee Pediatrics, Hendersonville tennesseepediatrics.com

Children’s Clinic East, Mt. Juliet childrenscliniceast.com Wells is very thorough, yet never seems rushed. Her diagnosis and treatment of my daughter has been excellent. Julie Smith

Kenneth N. Wyatt, M.D.

Eleven years ago I was looking for a pediatrician for my premature daughter when she came home from the NICU. I felt comfortable with Forbess right away. I have two other children now and they are being well-cared for by Forbess as well. I value the entire staff at Brentwood Pediatrics. Tonya Bowman

My boys, Christopher,21, and Ian,17, grew up from birth being taken care of by Dr. Wyatt. He is a great doctor. One thing that has always impressed me is he has always taken the time to make sure I understand the treatments, vaccines, growth chart or whatever we were there for that day. While we no longer see Dr. Wyatt on a regular basis as a patient, he remains one of our favorite doctors for sure. Kathy L.

Jill Steigelfest, M.D.

University Pediatrics Clinic Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Steigelfest has a way of making patients and parents feel calm. She is genuinely concerned with my children and I put complete trust in her. She is very intelligent and insightful. My sons were born at 25 weeks and through the roller coaster she has always been extremely supportive. Amanda Bartley

Joan White, M.D.

Rivergate Pediatrics, Goodlettsville rivergatepediatrics.com She always makes time to ask how everyone is, is respectful to the kids, remembers their likes and hobbies, and most importantly is very thorough and accurate in her diagnosis. The kids are always excited to tell her how they have grown. We are also always seen in a timely manor. Alicia Easterwood

Joseph Little III, M.D.

Tennessee Pediatrics, Murfreesboro tennesseepediatrics.com He is very passionate about his job! If he does not have an answer to your problem then he does all he can to get the answer and helps in every way to find a diagnosis for your child. We truly love Dr. Little and thank him for all he does for our family. The Herman Family

Lawrence Klinsky, M.D.

Thompson came very highly recommended and she has never let us down. She is very knowledgeable and is always willing to share her insight with her patients. We never feel rushed, and she communicates well with children. Christy Koster

Jill Forbess, M.D.

Brentwood Pediatrics brentwoodpediatrics.net

Tennessee Pediatrics, Thompson’s Station • tennesseepediatrics.com

Hendersonville Children’s Clinic ourvipkids.com

Kerry Ross, M.D.

He is a father to young kids as well. He relates to my concerns as well as my kids. He is always available and easy to talk to. Dana Hull

Lea Ann Lund, M.D.

Lund never makes us feel that any issue is too small or any question is unnecessary when it comes to our children. She expresses compassion and gratitude to each one of our children. She easily identifies their specific needs and matches her response to their personalities, enabling a comfortable and trusting relationship. Karen Hande

Lee Anne O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P. Cenntenial Pediatrics, Brentwood centpeds.com

My family has always gone to Dr. O’Brien and now I’m proud to call her my son’s doctor also. She always seems interested in my concerns and asks about the well being of my family. She is a doctor who shows she cares inside and outside of the office. Channing Hudson-Ahmed

Dickson Medical Associates at Crestview Park, Dickson dicksonmd.com

Libby A. Long, M.D.

My daughter was very sick with a 102.3 temp. Her former pediatrician said wait over the weekend and if she was still sick to bring her in, so I took her to a walk-in clinic. Ross instantly ordered labs and found she had strep and RSV. If we had waited, she would have been in the hospital. Ross is a considerate, passionate doctor. Blessed to have found him. Amanda King

She is good with my kids. Very patient, won’t rush you out of the office. Willing to answer questions Melaney Langford

Kimbel Shepherd, M.D.

Children’s Clinic East, Mt. Juliet childrenscliniceast.com Shepherd is always attentive to not only our children but also to my and my husband’s questions. He always take the amount of time needed with us and never rushes in and out. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shepherd! Kelley Giles

Kimberly M. Rosdeutscher, M.D.

Children’s Medical Group, Hermitage childmedgroup.com She is always friendly, on time and professional! My kids love her! Andi Honeycutt

Tennessee Pediatrics, Murfreesboro tennesseepediatrics.com

Lori Breaux, M.D.

Brentwood Pediatrics brentwoodpediatrics.net Dr. Breaux is a caring and passionate doctor. She handles the children with care and empathy. She has been my children’s pediatrician since birth and my children of 5 and 2 love her. Thanks for all you have done for my children and for following up with all their care. Norma Rodriguez

Marcie S. Castleberry, M.D. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

She always remembers who we are and gives us such personable care. My kids (and nieces) love her! Brooke Pope

Margreete Johnston, M.D. Children’s Clinic East, Nashville childrenscliniceast.com

Both my boys saw Dr. Johnston from birth to college. Still to this day when they have health questions they want to ask her what she thinks. Monica

Maria V. Benitez-Brauer, M.D. Sumner Pediatrics, Hendersonville sumnerpeds.com

My son had an unusual lump in one of his testicles and Dr. B sent him for an ultrasound the same day. It was a confirmed mass and by the next day he had an appointment at Vandy to see the urologist where he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. It was diagnosed very early thanks to Dr. B, so he has the best possible prognosis. My son has four weeks left of chemotherapy then he should be cancer-free thanks to a doctor who really cares about her patients. Brandi Stevens

Mark David Hughes, M.D.

Linda Brady, M.D.

Grace Pediatrics, Smyrna gracepeds.com

She always takes time with my three children and makes them feel at ease. She calls after hours and checks on them. She is just a wonderful doctor! Rebecca Marrs

Dr. Hughes has a very gentle spirit when handling my children for sickness or a well visit. He always goes above and beyond to address any concerns we might have as parents. It truly makes you feel welcome and your child comfortable. I would recommend anyone to Hughes. Albritton Family

Old Harding Pediatric Associates Nashville • ohpa.com

Lindsay Rauth, M.D.

Heritage Medical Associates Green Hills • heritagemedical.com Rauth is fantastic. She never makes me feel rushed during our appointments and is always willing to answer any and all questions that I have. My favorite thing about her though is that she always seems truly happy to see my daughter and to see the progress that she is making. I’ve never had a doctor that I loved before, and I love Rauth. Elan Lewis

Mark Elkin Rawls, M.D.

University Pediatrics Clinic Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Rawls talks to us as if he was a friend. He recommends treatment and will give us several options, and tell us what he would do if it was one of his children, but never pushes us to select a specific treatment. Jennifer Perry (please turn the page)

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Neil E. Seethaler, M.D.

Eating Well: Keep Trying! By Jen Frisvold

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ne of the main casualties of our time-crunched, go-go-go lifestyle is the healthy meal. We want to do it all, have it all, and — most importantly — we want our kids to have every opportunity anyone could dream for them. A few drive-thrus here and a couple frozen dinners there make this all possible, and what’s the harm in that? And yet, more than a few skipped breakfasts later we’ve landed ourselves in one heck of a health crisis. The adult population of America is overweight to the tune of 61 percent, and guess what? We’ve managed to pass this unfortunate legacy on to our kids. For the first time ever, American children are suffering health problems associated with poor food choices — namely obesity, and accompanying that, Type 2 diabetes.

Not Enough Fruits & Veggies According to Andrea Klint, a registered pediatric dietician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the biggest problems she sees in kids is that they don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, which are rich in essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that the other food groups can’t provide. Klint says to read labels because it’s hard to recognize the hidden sugars in foods. “They go by so many different names — brown rice syrup, high-fructose corn syrup ... basically watch out for any ingredient ending in ‘ose.’ That’s sugar, and it’s empty, added calories.”

Change Your Life Don’t think you have time to plan, shop for and prepare nutritious meals? Keep trying. Research show that kids will generally eat healthy foods if they are consistently made available. “Be patient,” says Klint. “Sometimes it takes up to 20 tries before a person develops a taste for something, so don’t give up.” She also offers that how you serve the food can help. “Be creative. Maybe purée some vegetables and add them to a pasta sauce, or offer a fruit smoothie.” Klint reiterates that the most important thing parents can do to improve their children’s eating habits is to make the effort. “You need to be committed to your children’s healthy lifestyle. You have to evaluate the attitude toward food in your home and modify your cooking habits. And you have to realize that kids learn from watching their parents. It’s hard for a kid to think it’s important to eat fruit and vegetables if they don’t see their parents eating fruit and vegetables.” Klint also says to start early. Teach them while they’re young so that healthy eating is a habit by the time they’re old enough to think of feeding their green beans to the dog.

Centennial Pediatrics, Bellevue centennialpediatrics.com He takes the time to listen to our concerns, explains things in plain English for us to understand and truly cares about our children! Diane Pezo

Mary E. Keown, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Paul J. Heil, M.D.

Pediatric Associates, Nashville padconline.com

Old Harding Pediatric Associates Nashville • ohpa.com

I love Dr. Keown because you can tell she just loves her job and all of the children she treats. She’s incredible with my son, and as a new parent, she always makes sure to take extra time with us in making sure all of our questions are answered. Her office is also very efficient and super friendly. Nicole French

My children call Dr. Heil their samurai doctor. Even when they feel their worst, he makes them laugh and feel better. He always takes his time with the kids and is great at his job. Michelle Hamm

Rachel M. Ricafort, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Melita M. Bradley, M.D.

Pediatric Partners of Nashville - Smyrna ns-pediatricpartners.com

She is awesome. She takes her time. She tells if there’s any problem as soon as she sees it. She’s funny and great with kids. She helps me out every time when we visit! Svetlana

Ricafort is absolutely wonderful with my child and has been there for us when we need her. As this is our first child, we have had numerous questions and we trust her medical advice and efforts to get back to us quickly to put us at ease. Liza Safarian

Michael D. Ladd, M.D.

Ray Meneely, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

Green Hills Pediatric Associates Nashville • greenhillspeds.com Ladd is a genuine, not in-your-face, kind physician! Michelle W. Harper

Michelle Fiscus, M.D.

Cool Springs Pediatrics, Franklin coolspringspediatrics.com Dr. Fiscus is an awesome doctor who has “walked” many miles with us. Our first child was in the NICU, and she was with us every step of the way. She makes my children laugh every time we see her. She is one reason why we don’t want to ever move from this area! Janelle Grass

Nancy Beveridge, M.D.

The Childrens Clinic of Nashville thechildrensclinicofnashville.com Makes personal phone calls, spends time with all her patients, never acts like she is on a schedule but does a good job of sticking to it. We never have to wait long. Makes me feel like I’m a great parent! My kids love her. She is experienced and does not put labels on my child. Very understanding. Can’t say enough! Sherry Hanks

Neil Kirshner, M.D.

Children’s Clinic East, Mt. Juliet childrenscliniceast.com An outstanding doctor. I have a special needs son with several medical conditions. I trust what Dr. Kirshner says because he takes time with my son, has always been truly concerned about his needs and health. He has a true compassion for children and their well-being. He is an outstanding doctor. Chasity Rodgers

Pediatric Associates of Franklin pediatricsoffranklin.com

He always takes time to talk with us, answer all questions and has a very calming manner. Victoria

Robert S. Humphrey, M.D. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

Humphrey’s quiet manner wins the trust of my little ones. They know he is sweet, but has to do his job to get them better. I admire his bond with my son as we have had more than our share of visits since our move to Tennessee a year ago. He is so great on every level, and I feel comfortable with his plans of treatment and advice at every visit! TLC

Robert H. Lillard, M.D., F.A.A.P.

The Children’s Clinic of Nashville thechildrensclinicofnashville.com He is a kind and caring person. My son loves Dr. Lillard and Nurse Karen. Teresa Robinson

Robert E. Mallard, M.D.

Heritage Medical Associates Green Hills • heritagemedical.com My husband and I were instantly convinced that he was the right fit for our family. He is experienced, calm, reassuring, and nononsense. I admire his ability to calm frantic new parents (me!) while still maintaining that more testing is not always better and more medication is not always helpful. Christie Schenk

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

Our board-certified doctors will see newborn babies delivered at Williamson

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

570 Baker’s Bridge Ave., Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 790-3200 www.pediatricsoffranklin.com

Jason Kastner M.D., Steven Riley M.D., and Kenneth Wyatt M.D. FACP

A Special Advertising Section

All of our doctors are pediatricians, which means that each has spent at least three years in pediatric specialty training (residency) after medical school and are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. The F.A.A.P. designation after each doctor’s name means that he or she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Medical Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and Baptist Hospital every morning. Our doctors are on the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical School.

FAVORITE DOCS 2012-13

Ray Meneely, M.D. F.A.A.P., Partner, Scott Brooks, M.D., F.A.A.P, Partner and Allison Cummings Coudon, M.D. F.A.A.P.

Pediatrics Taking Excellent Care of Your Kids is Our Job! Congratulations to Dr. Jason Kastner at the White House Children’s Clinic, Dr. Steven Riley at the Gallatin Children’s Clinic and Dr. Kenneth Wyatt at the Hendersonville Children’s Clinic on their nominations as a Favorite Doc.

VIP MidSouth, LLC specializing in the care of Pediatric and Adolescent Patients for over 26 years

With seven convenient locations throughout our area, Vanderbilt Integrated Providers stand as the premier choice for all child healthcare needs. Each office has a welcoming environment with a caring and knowledgeable staff that will gladly assist you with any questions and expert guidance through the healthcare process. We seek to give children the best care possible and help provide preventative methods to ensure that they stay healthy and happy.

We are pleased to offer care for newborns to teens and invite you to check our website to learn more about our Favorite Doctors and all the wonderful providers on our staff. Also on our website you will find many answers to common healthcare questions and a list of great resources for parents in our community.

Portland: (615) 323-1640 Lafayette: (615) 688-7012 Springfield: (615) 384-0600 Hendersonville: (615) 824-1142 Gallatin: (615) 451-9246 White House: (615) 672-8118 Pleasant View: (615) 746-8333 www.ourvipkids.com april 2013 49


FAVORITE DOCS 2012-13 A Special Advertising Section

Dr. Nancy Bradbury Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

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

1531 Hunt Club Blvd., Gallatin, TN 37066 | (615) 230-1600 | www.totalwomenscaretn.com

Susan E. Mackey, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Susan graduated with a degree in biology from Rhodes College. She earned her MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has been in practice since 1993. Dr. Mackey is a member of ACOG, AMA, TMA, Nashville Academy of Medicine, and Thegos

Society. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Mackey was raised in Nashville. She is married to Dr. Edward Mackey, and has two children. “We truly listen to our patients to provide choices and solutions and are a passionate family of doctors dedicated to ensuring the well-being of women through education and professional treatment.”

2201 Murphy Ave, Suite 110, Nashville, TN 37203 | (615) 329-6745 | www.wmaofnashville.com

Brian Leeper, M.D. • Charles Moss III, M.D. Andrew Lee, M.D. • David White, M.D. Bram Pinkley, M.D. • Christina Lohse, M.D. Pediatrics

Welcome to Brentwood Children’s Clinic, Home of Four nominated Favorite Docs! Brentwood Children’s Clinic has been providing comprehensive pediatric care in middle Tennessee for over 35 years. In addition to the excellent care provided by our board certified physicians, we offer a complete array of state of the art services, including radiology, in our office to provide the most comprehensive

care to our families. We wish to congratulate all of our nominated “Favorite Docs” and thank our families for their support. At Brentwood Children’s clinic we are proud to offer Williamson County families the highest quality care we can provide. We look forward to serving our existing and new patients everyday in meeting your health care needs.

95 Seaboard Ln., Ste 201., Brentwood, TN 37207 | (615) 261-1210 | www.brentwoodchildrens.com

James C Anderson, M.D. • Wendy Hitch M.D. Margreete Johnston, M.D. • Neil Kirshner, M.D. • Danielle LaLonde, M.D. Viviana Lavin, M.D. • Donna Lett M.D. • Deepak Mehrotra M.D. Kimbel Shepherd, M.D. • Karie Wells, M.D. • Kathryn Wheeler M.D. Pediatrics Our mission is to serve the public in providing exemplary and compassionate care while embracing the needs of our patients, employees and the community.

Each individual will receive the same diligent attention regardless of race, religion or creed. Children’s Clinic East Caring for your children for over 60 years!

2025 N. Mt. Juliet Rd., Ste 200, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 | (615) 773-7277 | www. childrenscliniceast.com 3901 Central Pk., Ste 251, Hermitage, TN 37076 | (615) 232-8033 | www. childrenscliniceast.com

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Rosanne Coleman, M.D. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

Coleman is super easy to talk to and explains things in a great way. She’s very laid back, which we love, and she is great with our daughter. Rachel Sloan

Sara J. Patterson, M.D.

Goodletsville Pediatrics, Madison goodlettsvillepediatrics.com She listens to your concerns and never leaves a stone unturned. Has always been there for us when we needed her. My little girl was sick often, and I would bring her in every other week it seems and she never made me feel like I was crazy. I have never had a bad experience with any of the docs there. They are a true blessing to my family. Amanda Wakefield

Scott Brooks, M.D., F.A.A.P. Pediatric Associates of Franklin pediatricsoffranklin.com

We have done business with Brooks since my 25-year-old daughter was born. He was also our pediatrician for our 13-year-old son. He has such a great bedside manner with the children. They never feared an appointment with him. He treats parents with respect. We just love him! Jennifer L. Henry

Stacey M. Williams, M.D. Tennessee Pediatrics, Nashville tennesseepediatrics.com

She answers every question my preschoolers have until they are satisfied. Jeri Bryant

Steven T. Riley, M.D. Gallatin Children’s Clinic ourvipkids.com

Riley is phenomenal with children. He relates to them on their level and truly makes each visit interactive and enjoyable. He always takes time to talk with us and validates our questions and concerns. We have loved having him as a pediatrician for our son and look forward to continuing with him the impending arrival of our daughter. I highly recommend him to everyone! Kim Lippard

Tammy Adams, M.D.

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com Dr. Adams has been my son’s pediatrician since he was 4 months old. She is very caring and attentive. She noticed my son’s autistic behavior very early and has been instrumental and supportive with his treatment. My family is very appreciative of Dr. Adams and highly recommend her. Heather Arrington

Tara Mosley Huss, M.D.

University Pediatrics Clinic Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org My four children have been with Dr. Huss for so many years now. We are like family. If I have any questions even after hours there’s always someone there to answer. Huss is very dedicated to her practice and patients. She’s caring and very loving, and her smile makes you feel better the moment she walks in. Vanessa Dopson

Teresa White, M.D.

Tennessee Pediatrics, Thompson’s Station • tennesseepediatrics.com She is patient, listens, takes time with each patient, and loves the kids and makes them feel comfortable. Beth

Thomas J. Carr, Jr., M.D., F.A.A.P. Pediatric Associates of Franklin pediatricsoffranklin.com

He has a great bedside manner! Carr was the attending pediatrician the day my twins were born. His kind and gentle manner won me over. He never makes me feel like he is in a rush (even though chances are he is!), and my kids love him. Moreover, he is not condescending and doesn’t use confusing medical jargon. Robin Rogers

Tiffany P. Hill, M.D.

Columbia Pediatric Clinic, Inc columbiapeds.net Dr. Hill always goes above and beyond her call. She is extremely attentive to my concerns as a parent. She was my doctor and now she is my daughter’s doctor. She is a mother, and understands my mommy paranoia. Laura Wells

Timothy Eidson, M.D.

Rivergate Pediatrics, Goodlettsville rivergatepediatrics.com He is very friendly and really knows his stuff. He has cared for my daughter since she was 5, and she is almost 18! He now sees my 3-year-old and all my nieces and cousins. He is available on call and his staff is amazing! Erica Finn

Timothy Henschel, M.D.

Tennessee Pediatrics, Murfreesboro tennesseepediatrics.com “Tim” (as my sons call him) is very caring and patient with the kids and parents. He always talks to us first and then checks to see what’s going on. He always answers any questions I have and is easy to talk to. He’s one special doctor. Christina Willow

Travis T. Walters, M.D.

Green Hills Pediatric Associates Nashville • greenhillspeds.com Walters gives excellent care and also provides “preventative” advice, which I think is important. He is great at being reassuring (such as mentioning excellent weight gain the first few difficult weeks of baby learning to breastfeed, etc.) I live in Sumner County now but like Walters well enough that we drive into Davidson County to see him. Casey Barlage

Vidya Bansal, M.D.

Centennial Pediatrics, Nashville centpeds.com Bansal has really been there for our daughters. She is a caring and thoughtful doctor who goes the extra mile to make sure our kids are well taken care of. Our daughter needed a specialist and Dr. Bansal went out of her way to get her an appointment within just a few days. I recommend Dr. Bansal to anyone! Lisa Linder

Viviana Lavin, M.D.

Children’s Clinic East, Hermitage childrenscliniceast.com Dr. Lavin is truly compassionate and very friendly. The first thing she does is spend time asking about our family and asking my children about school and life. She always has a ready smile, and she exudes cheerfulness and a genuine concern for her patients. She never seems rushed, and she patiently answers every single question. We LOVE her! Lisa Linder

William R. Davidson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Pediatric Associates of Davidson County, Nashville • padconline.com He is always willing to take time to discuss whatever is the concern. He is so friendly and easy going. He has been my daughter’s favorite for her whole 9 years of all the doctors in the practice. Candace Young

OB/GYN Allison Strnad, M.D.

Heritage Medical Associates, PC Baptist Office, Nashville heritagemedical.com She is funny and down to earth and tells it like it is. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything but still is very supportive when you are in need. Shayla H. McCarter

Annette Kyzer, M.D.

WOMEN Obstetrics & Gynecology Nashville • womenob.net She is a very caring doctor who listens and remembers. She knows how my family loves to camp, and she always asks. Great attitude and always gives the best advice and recommendations. When she delivered my daughter, she spoke to me the whole time reassuring us everything was all right. Amanda

Brad S. Chesney, M.D. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

My husband and I lost two babies before being able to have our sweet daughter. Chesney was very proactive about getting to the bottom of what was causing it and also super supportive and just a great doctor all around. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great OB/GYN. Rachel Sloan

Carl E. Wingo, M.D., P.C. Nashville

Dr. Wingo keeps you calm and relaxed during pregnancies, has amazing bedside manners, takes time to ask/answer questions, is patient, gets to know the family, does not keep you in the waiting room (most I waited was 10 - 15 minutes for each visit/pregnancy). Truly one of the BEST doctors I’ve ever dealt with. Tiffany Benken

Carol H. McCullough, M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Care, Hermitage twcpc.net Dr. McCullough is very knowledgeable in her practice. Not only does she provide excellent advice, but she listens very well (which is really important to me). She is a kind doctor who is there to offer help, instead of being there to rush through the work day. Jilan Frykman

Cathy A. Deppen, M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Care, Lebanon and Hermitage • twcpc.net She is very compassionate and down to earth. Dr. Deppen really cares about knowing her patients. She is very calming in stressful situations, never rushes in and out, a great listener and a shoulder to cry on, too, if you need one. Nicole Lewis

Christopher Sizemore, D.O. Harpeth Obstetrics & Gynecology Franklin • harpethobgyn.com

Sizemore is truly exceptional. He takes as much time as necessary at each appointment to discuss concerns and answer any questions you may have. I have never felt rushed or like I was wasting his time; on the contrary, I often feel like I am the ONLY patient he sees. I drive all the way from Bellevue to see him but I would drive even farther if necessary. Angela Plasko

Cynthia Woodall, M.D.

Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center williamsonmedicalcenter.org Her bedside manner is wonderful and she always spends as much time with you as you need. Amy Sherwin (please turn the page)

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Dr. Michael D. Ladd, M.D. Pediatrics

Dr. Ladd graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Duke University. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He also completed an internship and his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt. Dr. Ladd is board certified in pediatrics and a Fellow

of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He and his wife have 3 sons. His interests outside the office are music and spending time with his family.

4322 Harding Pike Ste. 229, Nashville, TN 37205 | (615) 385-1541 | www.greenhillspeds.com

Dr. Elizabeth Triggs, M.D. Pediatrics

Dr. Triggs received her bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina and her medical degree from the University of Mississippi. She completed an internship, residency and a one year fellowship in Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics at

Vanderbilt. She is board certified in pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Triggs and her husband, Austin, have two children.

4322 Harding Pike Ste. 229, Nashville, TN 37205 | (615) 385-1541 | www.greenhillspeds.com

Dr. Travis Walters, M.D. Pediatrics

Dr. Walters received his Bachelor’s Degree, Medical Degree, and completed his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the

American Academy of Pediatrics. His interests outside the office include spending time with his family and golfing. He and his wife Rebecca have three daughters.

4322 Harding Pike Ste. 229, Nashville, TN 37205 | (615) 385-1541 | www.greenhillspeds.com

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Donna Crowe, M.D.

James Growdon, M.D.

Nancy Bradbury, M.D.

She is very attentive to her patients’ needs. At 29 weeks gestation, my daughter had to be delivered early due to severe high blood pressure. Dr. Crowe was there for me through everything. She is just a great woman, and she saved my life and my daughter’s life. Jennifer Overstreet

When I was looking for OB/GYN, Dr. Growdon came very highly recommended. He has been an amazing listener and advisor. I always said I hope Growdon doesn’t retire before I finish having children. I was recently devastated to find out Growdon’s no longer practicing due to illness. He’s an amazing doctor and man. Thank you Dr. Growdon for all you have done. Amy Russell

I am going to her for my third pregnancy, she delivered my last one and having such a wonderful experience made me want to have another baby. I don’t worry because she is always on top of it and puts me at ease. I love the fact that everything is conveniently done in her office like blood work and ultrasounds whereas some doctors make you go to different places for that. Gayle Thompson

WOMEN Obstetrics & Gynecology Nashville • womenob.net

Douglas Brown, M.D.

Heritage Medical Associates, Nashville heritagemedical.com He’s intelligent, kind and gentle. He tells the truth without being brash and unkind. He demands quality care for his patients, and they get it. He goes the extra mile in checking on things after hours. He puts his heart into his practice. Berta Myers

Elizabeth L. Oldfield, M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Center, Nashville twcpc.net She takes the time to listen and gives oneon-one attention for every single appointment regardless of how busy her schedule is. Allows you to ask as many questions as you need/want. I just love her and her staff. Nina

Erin Yu, M.D.

Women’s Medical Associates of Nashville • wmaofnashville.com Dr. Yu is always upbeat, always positive, she asks all of the right questions to reach a proper diagnosis, and delivered my handsome son in February 2011. She was always available when I needed to reach her. She deserves to be commended! Devon Kolozsi

Geoffrey H. Smallwood, M.D. Tennessee Women’s Care, Baptist Hospital location in Nashville twcpc.net

He has been my doctor for almost 20 years. He is the kindest doctor a patient could ask for and helped me with all four of our pregnancies and delivered three of our kids. He helped us through a difficult fourth pregnancy, and I will not find a better doctor when he moves on to his new role! Georgia Kirkpatrick

Gregory M. Taylor, M.D. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic mmclinic.com

Dr. Taylor and staff are an exceptional group of people who are full of empathy and kindness for their patients. I have had many issues and surgeries that have been addressed and treated with genuine care and professionalism. Elizabeth Lee

Tennessee Women’s Care, Nashville twcpc.net

John W. Macey Jr., M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Care, Nashville twcpc.net I am a 36-year-old mom of two kids, both delivered by Macey. My son was quite a challenge for Macey as I had gestational diabetes and had to be monitored closely. My son was large and wasn’t coming out. I was rushed in for an emergency C-section, and if not for Macey and his quick actions, neither I nor my son, Cooper, would be in this world today. Cooper spent 11 days in the NICU. Macey checked on us both the entire time! I couldn’t ask for a better doctor. Trena Ransco

J.T. Thomas, M.D.

Heritage Medical Associates Cool Springs • heritagemedical.com I love Dr. Thomas. He is a Christian and will pray with you over the baby, and his staff is great. He is very personal and has a great bedside manner. My wait never exceeds 10 minutes. He is an all around great doctor! I really enjoyed my pregnancy with him, and you can tell he is a doctor that really loves what he does — it comes across in how he deals with his patients and life in general! Courtney Reynolds

Lynn N. Ellington, M.D. Women’s Group of Franklin womensgroupfranklin.com

I began seeing Ellington when she was just out of medical school. More than 10 years and a set of twins later, I can’t imagine having another OB/GYN. In my birth control years, she always took the time to detail my options and the various pros/cons. The times I have had “female issues,” and needed surgery for them, she delivered the news with care and with a smile of encouragement. Robin Rogers

Melanie A. Dunn, M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Care, Nashville twcpc.net She is the best. Calm personality and such a joy to see. She delivered both of my children and supported me through both pregnancies. Amy Spigel

Total Women’s Care of Gallatin totalwomenscaretn.com

Nancy Lynn Driver, M.D.

Women’s Medical Associates of Nashville • wmaofnashville.com Driver is personable, knowledgable and always has time to listen to my questions and concerns. She’s my top choice for annual wellness exams and for surgery, which I’ve trusted her to perform twice! Kim

Nicole Schlechter, M.D., Ph.D. WOMEN Obstetrics & Gynecology Nashville • womenob.net

She is real. She listens. She is funny and lighthearted. She never treats me like a number. She is never condescending. And, most importantly, she delivered my baby with love and without incident. Amy Kee

Norman Hamburger, M.D. Genesis Women’s Care, Smyrna genesiswomenssmryna.com

He has been my OB/GYN for more than eight years, and he delivered my daughter. I recently had a surgery and he made sure I knew what the procedure was and he comforted me before and after the procedure. Also, the office staff is very nice and helpful! Angel Dillard

Raegan Diller, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Gallatin Women’s Center gallatinwomenscenter.com Dr. Diller is a wonderful doctor! She is very knowledgeable and always knows how to handle any problems her patients are having. Megan Thompson

Reagan M. Saig, M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Care, Nashville twcpc.net Dr. Saig goes above and beyond her call of duty. She is excellent and professional. She cares deeply about her patients as if they were her friends. She always has a positive attitude. And I’ve never seen her without a smile on her face. Such a wonderful and compassionate doctor. Anna Williams

Richard Presley, M.D.

Women Health Alliance, Nashville I have been going to Dr. Presley for 13 years. He is so kind and loving. Before surgery he will say a prayer with you. Erin Husted

Roseann Maikis, M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Care, Nashville twcpc.net Dr. Maikis is always kind and never leaves a question unanswered. When I am seen in her office it’s like seeing family. We are so blessed to have found her. She has delivered all five of our children ... including two sets of twins! Amy Rey

Royce T. Adkins, M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Care, Nashville twcpc.net Adkins cares deeply about his patients and their families. I had a complicated pregnancy, and he was with my husband and I every step of the way. Recently, my husband had a medical scare and our immediate thought was to contact Dr. Adkins and get his advice. He’s been there for us and many others both day and night. Unfortunately, these types of behaviors/traits are difficult to find in doctors these days. Ginger Hall

Sam H. Moran, M.D.

Tennessee Women’s Care, Nashville twcpc.net He is very caring, understanding and listens to you. It’s like you are the only patient he has at the moment. Amanda Wakefield

Susan E. Mackey, M.D.

Women’s Medical Associates of Nashville • wmaofnashville.com She feels like more of a girlfriend than a doctor. Like anyone, I’ve experienced many life changes, and she has celebrated accomplishments, laughed, talked and supported me through them all. I love being her patient and recommend her and her staff often. Dana Hull

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CAMP WIDJIWAGAN

CONFIDENCE FRIENDSHIP CHARACTER Bring a friend, share the fun! Ask about our camper referral incentive.

campwidji.org 615-360-2267

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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RESIDENTIAL/AWAY CAMPS

Doe River Gorge

Animal Camp at Cub Creek Science Camp 16795 State Rt. E, Rolla, MO myanimalcamp.com • director@bearriverranch.com

573-458-2125

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.

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

256-634-4066

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

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

423-472-6070

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

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

794-2918

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

220 Doe River Gorge Road, Hampton doerivergorge.com

423-725-4010

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

Girl Scouts Camp Sycamore Hills 2020 Girl Scout Road, Ashland City

460-0218

7551 Holloway Road, Millersville gsmidtn.org • cdirector@gsmidtn.org

460-0218

Girl Scouts Camp Holloway

Girl Scout Camp is a special place where girls can connect with others an feel free to be themselves. We emphasize respect for self, others, and community. Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills showcase every girl’s unique qualities and individuality, as she participates in group-led activities including horseback riding, swimming, tubing, low- and high-challenge course, rappel bluff, archery, canoeing, hiking, crafts, travel programs, and more. We know your camper will enjoy learning about herself as she grows in courage, confidence, and character.

Lees-McRae College 191 Main St., Banner ELk, NC lmc.edu/whats_happening/summer_camps • austinb@lmc.edu

828-898-5241

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

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

800-882-0722

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

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Stitching History Tennessee Tales & Legends

SUMMER RIDING CAMP

Junior Docent Training & Leadership

Weekly During June & July

• Safe Horse Handling • Riding Lessons • Trail Rides • Grooming & Games

CREEKSIDE Riding Academy & Stables Hwy 431 at Duplex Rd., 2359 Lewisburg Pk., Franklin, TN 37064

615-595-7547 * creeksideridingstables.com

Civil War Adventure

400 Franklin Road, Franklin golfhousetennessee.com/littlecourse • gcude@pgahq.com

790-7600

The TGPA Junior Golf Academy is an overnight camp for ages 10 - 17. Located at Golf House TN Learning Center, the academy is for players of all ability levels. The Golf House TN Learning Center also offers day clinics for ages 4 - 17. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp 606 Valley View Ranch Road, Cloudland, GA valleyviewranch.com • info @valleyviewranch.com

706-862-2231

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 campocoee.com • info@campocoee.com

423-338-5588

Miss Mary’s Academy

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

Stitching History

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Tennessee Tales & Legends

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

History’s Mysteries War of 1812 Adventure

Junior Docent Training & Leadership Before & After Care

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TGPA Junior Golf Academy

615-832-8197

360-2267

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

LOCAL DAY CAMPS Abacus Math Club Classes and Summer Camp Held at Inside Out Playpark, Cool Springs abacusmathclub.com • inga@taskwhiz.com

656-3532

Our summer camps are full of exponential learning and fun! Children ages 5 - 12 explore math through the abacus and other activities like games, crafts, and stories. Children play safely in the coolest indoor play park in Cool Springs. Before- and after-care and meals are available. Children master math operations, memorize math facts, and learn speed math techniques. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

221-5155 771-1131 790-6737 771-2898 824-1159 890-5885 646-6171 591-4040

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

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

862-5177

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

Ann Carroll School of Dance 1121 Harpeth Industrial Ct., Ste. 500, Franklin anncarrollschoolofdance.com • di@anncarrollschoolofdance.com

790-6468

Ann Carroll School of Dance offers a performing arts camp for ages 2 - 18 yrs. Preschool camps are offered Mon. - Thu. and include ballet, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, and tumbling. Camp for ages 6 - 18 yrs. are offered Mon. - Fri. and consist of dance, acting, and vocal performance.

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CAMPS & RETREATS PSALM 42:1

Day, Adventure, and

Overnight

CAMPS OVER 100 WOODED ACRES

615.794.2918

Camps.DeerRunRetreat.org 35 MILES south of NASHVILLE • 10 MILES from downtown FRANKLIN

DEEPER FAITH. GREATER ADVENTURES.

OPEN HOUSE for CAMPER FAMILIES

APRIL 14 • MAY 5 2-4 p.m. • Come & Go No Reservations. Walking Tour.

Meet the camp director and some of the 2013 summer staff.


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Horton Haven Christian Camp

LIFE CHANGING

MOMENTS EVERY SECOND

Boys and Girls ages 8-18

-MURFREESBORO OF THE DAY July 8th-12th

Horses

SPORTS RECREATION ARTS BIBLE STUDY WORSHIP

Archery

1st-6th grade

Friday is mily Chik-Fil-ADaFay! Fun

Barfield Elementary School 350 Barfield Crescent Rd.

800-448-2396 x2396

www.winshapecamps.org

Mtn Biking

Crafts Swimming Zipline Canoeing Bible Lessons Climbing Walls Conveniently located 1 hour south of Nashville

(931) 364-7656 hortonhaven.org

When our boys returned home from Camp Laney, we immediately noticed a boost in their confidence and self-reliance…traits every parent wants to instill in their children. The staff at Camp Laney is first class in every way, and, as parents, we are eternally grateful for the positive impact Camp Laney staff has had on our sons. -Thad Huguely, Nashville Dad

NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER 2013. CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Camp Laney is a traditional overnight camp for boys ages 8-14. It is located on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama and is 2 1/2 hours from Nashville.

For more information about dates/rates and activities visit us online at

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Luke Durham Program Director (Vanderbilt ‘05)

Whitney Chapman Associate Director (Vanderbilt parent)

Rob Hammond Director (Vanderbilt ‘71)


Heated Saltwater Pool

• evening and Only day classes • ages 6 mos. per thru adult session • 2 week sessions • 20 yrs experience • preschool classes

$50

July 1 - 5

(no class July 4)

DeVry University

CALL MS. SUE TODAY!

459-5124

Nashville

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

896-3118

Barfield School of Dance offers a summer camp with ballet, tap, and jazz classes along with swimming lessons for children age 3 - teens. The highlight of every camp is the performance at the end of the week!

Battle Ground Academy 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin battlegroundacademy.org/bgacamps • bgacamps@mybga.org

567-8327

BGA hosts more than 70 summer camps, offering something for children and adults (ages 5 and up). From sports to enrichment to academic camps, you can spend the summer at BGA. Conveniently located in Franklin, with easy access to I-65, Franklin Road, and Hillsboro Road. Before- and after-care is available.

7097-J Old Harding Pike, Nashville bellevuedancecenter.com

662-8553

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

Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies, Belmont University 1900 Belmont Ave., Nashville belmont.edu/biology/bbb • terri.templeman@belmont.edu

460-6431

Our 21st year. 2- or 3-hour day camps introduce children to the biology of insects and other arthropods. Short field trips to collect and observe insects taken daily. Children are encouraged to bring in insects for discussion. Materials such as collecting equipment, field guides and refreshments will be provided. Class sizes range from 10 - 20 students. All classes will meet on Belmont University campus.

Brentwood Academy Summer Camps 219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood brentwoodacademy.com/camps • mike_vazquez@brentwoodacademy.com

MATH WRITING, STUDY SKILLS TEST PREP COLLEGE PREP

AND MORE!

SAVE 150 $

CALL TO ARRANGE YOUR $99 DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND GET STARTED TODAY!

370-1302

Brentwood Academy offers summer day camps for boys and girls beginning in Kindergarten through high school. We offer over 25 camps in the areas of sports, fine arts, and academics. We have something to interest every child. Join us for a summer of fun! see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

541-9453

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

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

353-9827

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

Chess Camp and Game Builder Camp

sylvanlearning.com

Sylvan Learning of Franklin 1227 Lakeview Drive Unit 4 sylvanfranklin@gmail.com (615) 790-8775

Sylvan Learning of Rivergate 110 Glancy Street Suite 211 northdavidsonsylvan@gmail.com (615) 860-9111

Sylvan Learning of Green Hills Sylvan Learning of Murfreesboro 2000 Richard Jones Road Ste. 178 810 Medical Ctr Blvd. Suite C sylvangreenhills@gmail.com sylvan1014@bellsouth.net (615) 292-3900 (615) 893-3542

activelearningcamps.com 888-652-4377 Camps held at De Vry University in Nashville, Jul. 1 - 5. Chess Camp: Chess instruction and play in a funfilled environment designed to improve skills. Includes a mix of classroom instruction and practice sessions. Ages 5 - 16. Video Game Creation Camp: Starting with basic commands, campers will be taught in a stepby-step progression how to build a game that they design. Ages 8 - 16. Scratch Animation Creation Camp: Create short animated movies. Ages 8 - 16.

WWW.SYLVANLEARNING.COM

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Music City Riding Academy

Weekly camp sessions May 30th - Aug 2nd • Summer Riding Camp • Private lessons • Boarding Call to reserve your spot!

615-495-7346

In memory of Saronna BA

musiccityridingacademy.com 13905 Old Hickory Blvd. Antioch, TN 37013

explore summer at

CREATE & BOUNCE CAMPS! in Murfreesboro! Ages 3-11 Full & Half day Options, Different Theme with Arts & Crafts Each Week, Game Show Fun Monday,Tye-Dye Tuesday, Water Game Wednesday, Scavenger Hunt Thursday & Pizza Party Friday.

Spring Break Camp April 1-5

ACADEMICS • ARTS • ATHLETICS for ages 5 and up. www.battlegroundacademy.org The Ultimate Party and Play Experience

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BounceU of Murfreesboro 1222 Park Avenue Murfreesboro, TN 3712 37129

summer program Academics | Athletics | Enrichments Programs for rising PreK - 6th Grade Boys & Girls Lunch, Early Care plans and transportation available

To register: oakhillschool.org/undertheoaks 4815 Franklin Road | Nashville, TN 37220 | 615-298-9590

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33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville 467-2313 thecovenantschool.com/campus-life/camps • tclement@thecovenantschool.com

If you’re looking for summertime fun and learning for your child, check out The Covenant School Camps Program as we discover Dr. Seuss, jump into Junior Jungle Gymnastics, Explore the Arts, go on an Indiana Jones Adventure, and much more. More information and registration online at our website.

Creative Me Gymnastics 871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna cmegym.com • cmegym@aol.com

459-5512

Register now for Spring Break camp, Apr. 1 - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $150/week or $35/day. Extended hours available. Check our website soon for summer camp registration forms and info. Offering a variety of programs in gymnastics, fitness, cheerleading, and swim instruction for ages 18 mos. - adult. Also offering birthday parties and parent’s night out. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

507-3176

Beetles, Bugs & Butterflies Explore the Lives of Insects! June 10-14 & June 17-21 (grades 1-3) 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. July 8-12 (grades 4-6) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Call 460-6431 for registration info

WWW.BELMONT.EDU

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

Dance and Drama at Franklin School of Performing Arts 1885 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 377-9606 franklinschoolofperformingarts.com • info@franklinschoolofperformingarts.com

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The Covenant School

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

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

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

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

794-2918

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

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Ensworth School 211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville ensworth.com • hooperc@ensworth.com

383-0661

Summer at Ensworth offers a wide range of exciting courses, programs, and athletics, for students and children from 4 - 18. Lower/middle school camps, high school courses, and Big E Sports Camps. For more information, visit our website and select “camps and leagues” under the “summer” menu option.

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

831-0769

With new and exciting camps like School of Rock, LEGO Robotics, and iPadappalooza, this is the place to be! For aspiring athletes, FRA’s Elite Sports instructors are leaders in their fields. Offering a wide variety of weeklong, half-day camps for grades preK - 8 in academics, arts, enrichments, and sports. Camps can be combined to create a full-day. Extended service for both before and after camps available. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Goodpasture Christian School Summer Camp 2013 619 Due West Ave., Madison goodpasture.org

Goodpasture Christian School offers something for everyone! In addition to day camp offered each week for ages pre-K3 - grade 6, Goodpasture offers a variety of specialty camps for all ages including high school students. Sports camps and specialty camps. Please call the school to inquire about dates and camps.

Harding Academy Summer Programs

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Abacus Math Classes for ages 5 to 15 NOW available Sun-Thurs

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Funtastic Summer Camp Where camp is fun & Christ is #1!

May 24-Aug 8 Ages 3-12

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948-7005

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

3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville harpethhall.org • sacha.bone@harpethhall.org

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Does your daughter dream of hitting the stage, exploring the outdoors, or scoring the winning goal? At Harpeth Hall, we have it all! Girls of all ages can spend half days and full days at our week-long arts, academics, and athletics camps.

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

366-1750 377-6636

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

Horton Haven Christian Camp 3711 Reed Harris Road, Chapel Hill hortonhaven.org

931-364-7656

Just one hour south of Nashville offering overnight and day camps. Overnight campers experience archery, air rifles, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, crafts, mountain biking, swimming, and more. Teens can try our 45-ft. high, 600 ft. long zip line. One-week sessions, ages 8 - 11, 12 - 14 and 15 - 18. Day campers enjoy games, crafts, bible lessons, swimming and more. Three weeks to choose from for ages 6 - 11: Jun. 24 - 28, Jul. 8 - 12, and Jul. 15 - 19. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

888-709-8324

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

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

627-1205

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

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

223-0451

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

Let it Shine Gymnastics 1892 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin lisgym.com • gyminfo@letitshinegym.com

369-3547

We offer a super funtastic summer camp. Ages 3 - 12. Camp is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with extended care available from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Kids will have a funtastic time on our trampolines, zip line, rocket blaster, star castle and rock wall, as well as participating in volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, swimming and gymnastics. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

466-6325

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

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One University Park Drive, Nashville robotics@lipscomb.edu

966-6326

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

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

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

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

243-2383

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

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

615-495-7346

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

New Frontiers 3939 Snowhill Road, Dowelltown newfrontiers.org

877-704-CAMP

Oak Hill Day Camp 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville fpcnashville.org/recreation • lgreen@fpcnashville.org

Saturday May 11 from 1:30-5:30 PM @ The Brentwood Library

Come explore, enjoy and get INSPIRED while seeing how we make engineering fun for kids! Check out our Classes and Summer Camps

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(615) 261-9937

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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

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

794-4254

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

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

419-1089

Saddle up and ride! Our equestrian camp provides extensive time with horses. Campers learn life skills through caring for and communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. Half-day camps for ages 4 - 8, full-day for ages 6 and older. After-care is available. Weekly camps in June and July. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

373-8340 758-5126

Pump It Up offers a summer camp experience for ages 4 - 10. It’s a new adventure every day with different themes so the kids are sure to have a blast! Camp consists of organized activities, crafts and snacks and children are divided by age group. Space is limited.

Adventure Camps // Grades 3-12 Expedition Camps // Grades 6-12

School of Dance 2001 Blair Blvd., Nashville 2228 N Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet danceandmusicnow.com

298-5271 754-9186

Over 41 years of dance history. Now offering top quality music instruction. With a focus on quality instruction and customer service. Classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, gymnastics, and more. Ages 18 mos. adult, boys and girls. Music instruction on all popular instruments private and group. Now registering for 2013 classes and summer camp. Voted #1 dance studio by Nashville Parent Readers for 11 consecutive years!

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

297-2966 ext. 33 661-0460

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

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

893-5304

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

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

936-5016

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

Tap Root Farm 4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin taprootfarm.com

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

Travellers Rest Plantation 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville travellersrestplantation.org • tonya@travellersrestplantation.org

832-8197

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.

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

298-9590

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 of Tennessee 4-H 850 Lion Pkwy., Columbia 62 4-H Center Road, Crossville 214 4-H Lane, Greeneville 4h.tennessee.edu/centersandcamping/index.htm

931-388-4011 931-788-2288 423-639-3811

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

campwidji.org 615-360-2267

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

321-8016

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

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Theatre, Music, Sports, Tennis, Equine and Adventure! AT BLAIR SCHOOL OF MUSIC

For details, call 615-507-3186 or visit

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For children, newborn to age 5 Amy Alley, instructor Read and write music at sight! Call 322-7659 for details Perfect for college prep and all who love music $150 For precollege students 12 and older, and adult students $155

June 3–7, 2013, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

For more information about Blair’s precollege and adult course offerings, call 322-7651 or visit our website at blair.vanderbilt.edu Vanderbilt University 2400 Blakemore Avenue Nashville, Tennessee 37212

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Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth On the Vanderbilt Campus pty.vanderbilt.edu

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

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

447-1397

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

The Webb School Summer Camp Program 319 Webb Road E., Bell Buckle 931-389-6003 thewebbschool.com/the-school/summer-program • cjones@webbschool.com

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Foot Skills, Passing, Teamwork and more. Sign up and get more info at harpethsoccer.com 662-1466

Web’s summer program includes a week-long day camp, Jun. 17 - 21 or Jun. 24 - 28, for rising grades 4 - 8 focusing on science, technology, robotics, art, Chinese, and outdoor skills. Additional camps include: SAT, English, and math prep, and basketball and soccer skills camps. There is something for everyone. Check our website for details.

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp 7840 Whippoorwill lane, Fairview whippoorwill.com • whippoorwill@starband.net

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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

Williamson County Parks and Recreation Multiple Locations in Williamson County wcparksandrec.com

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Seven-week program begins Jun. 3, Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for ages 5 - 12. Six separate campsites across Williamson County. Registration begins Apr. 29. Registration fee of $25 per child and camp fee of $17 per child per day. Visit our website for more information.

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

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

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

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

Voted Nashville’s #1 Dance School for 11 Consecutive Years & One of The Top 50 Dance Schools in The Country!

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

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

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

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

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

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Our weekly classes are full of exponential learning and fun! Children explore math through the abacus and other activities, like games, crafts, and stories. Weekly classes are available for children ages 5 - 15, Sun. Thu. Children master math operations, memorize math facts, and learn speed math techniques.

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

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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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Elite Dance and Fitness 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

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

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


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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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We build strong, healthy bodies through tumbling, relays, music and gymnastics. High-energy, structured classes improve balance, agility and build self-confidence. Our immaculate facilities and low student-teacher ratios help children 3 mos. - 13 yrs. develop excellent fitness habits in a non-competitive way.

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mon 1 Hope Clinic for Women Annual Gala Hope Clinic for

Women celebrates its 30th anniversary with this fundraising event that features live music by Sam Ashworth, Tom Douglas, Charlie Peacock, Amy Speace and Rhett Walker along with dinner catered by the Loveless Cafe. The Loveless Barn, 8400 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $150; 627-2795 or hopeclinicforwomen.org/hopegala2013.

Knee High Naturalist: Magic Seeds Ages 3 - 5 and a parent can learn what’s inside a seed and how different plants have different seeds, followed by a hands-on experiment. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 11:30 a.m.; $10 per child/adult pair in advance, $15 at the gate.; 370-4672 or owlshill.org. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about shapes. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Snack Attack All ages can make undrinkable juice cups and

grape caterpillars. 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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The first Nashville Sounds home game of the season is Thursday, April 4 against the New Orleans Zephyrs.

Comprehensive Breastfeeding New mothers can take this

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

Knee High Naturalist: Magic Seeds Ages 3 - 5 and a parent can learn what’s inside a seed and how different plants have different seeds, followed by a hands-on experiment. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 11:30 a.m.; $10 per child/adult pair in advance, $15 at the gate.; 370-4672 or owlshill.org. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about

shapes. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Colorado Avalanche. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

Tuesdays for Tots: Cloud Painting Preschoolers and

parents can use the clouds in the sky as inspiration to make abstract art with shaving cream paint and mixed media materials. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

wed 3 Animal Antics All ages can meet the king snakes. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Kid’s Hour Children’s entertainer Mare Wakefield

performs music for ages 10 and younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660.

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

chemicals or devices. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church Street, Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m.; $25 introductory session (eight follow-up one-on-one sessions are $40 each); 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

FREE Open House Day Ages 6 and older can meet astrono-

Nature Nuts All ages can learn about wide-eyed owls. Discov-

mers, tour the facility and get acquainted with the telescopes. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 1 - 4 p.m.; dyer.vanderbilt.edu.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about

shapes. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

thu 4 Bank of America Pops Series: Pink Martini All ages can listen to the music of Pink Martini’s blend of cabaret, jazz and classic Hollywood musicals along with the Nashville Symphony. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $49 - $134; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Biking 101 All ages (16 and younger require adult supervision) can learn about riding with GPS, simple bike maintenance, how to change a tire, chain repairs and more. Bring your bike and helmet. Sports*Com, 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.; 895-5040 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks. Little Chefs Ages 2 - 4 can learn about food groups while

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

Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators.nhl.com.

FREE Runners Night Out Parents can run or walk the Gateway trail while kids ages 5 - 14 play games designed to keep them moving. General Bragg Trailhead, 1540 W. College Street, Murfreesboro; 6 - 7 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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

your child and stroller, then stay and play for optional non-stroller activities. Old Fort Park’s Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can create pinwheel pencils. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

creating menus to taste. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Family Studio Drop-In ARTivities All ages can have fun

creating spring-themed art projects. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Garden Tales Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner brings

nature-themed stories to life using music, dance and interactive reading. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Ages 5 - 12 can build bird feeders from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. To find a location near you, visit homedepot.com. Juggleville 008: Gravity Protocol A cast of jugglers and acrobats presents a family show that includes a spy chase with physical feats. Langford Auditorium, 1 Garland Ave., Nashville; 2 p.m.; $7; juggleville.com. Junior Service League of Gallatin 5K and One-Mile Fun Run All ages can participate in a 5K or one-mile fun run

to benefit various women’s and children’s organizations in the Gallatin community. Gallatin Civic Center, 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin; 7 a.m.; $25 for the 5K, $20 for the fun run, $65 family package for up to five members; 944-3118 or active. com/5k-race/gallatin-tn/jsl-5k-and-fun-run-2013 .

Live Music at Cheekwood All ages can enjoy music Nashville Opera’s production of The Magic Flute takes place at TPAC April 11 and 13.

fri 5 Bank of America Pops Series: Pink Martini All ages can

listen to the music of Pink Martini’s blend of cabaret, jazz and classic Hollywood musicals along with the Nashville Symphony. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $49 - $134; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

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. Elton John Elton John performs hits, past and present,

from his impressive 50-year career. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29 - $139; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Great Expectations/Early Weeks of Pregnancy

Expectant moms between eight and 15 weeks gestation can participate in this early pregnancy class and learn what it takes to create a healthy and safe environment for them and Baby. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church Street, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $30; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/ childbirth.

Juggleville 008: Gravity Protocol A cast of jugglers and

acrobats presents a family show that includes a spy chase with physical feats. Langford Auditorium, 1 Garland Ave., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $7; juggleville.com.

FREE Pioneer Pals Ages 3 - 5 can explore life on the frontier

and play in the fort, go on scavenger hunts, see the blacksmith at work, dress in 1780s clothing and more. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11 a.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion

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

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

sat 6 Bank of America Pops Series: Pink Martini All ages can listen to the music of Pink Martini’s blend of cabaret, jazz and classic Hollywood musicals along with the Nashville Symphony. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $49 - $134; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. FREE Bells Bend Outdoor Recreation Vendor Show

All ages can can discover the latest recreational equipment and services. Participating vendors include Cumberland Transit, Mountain High Outfitters, REI, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Nashville Running Company, Eastside Cycles and more. Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 9 a.m. 3 p.m.; 862-4187 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Bird Club All ages can learn about spring migrants

and resident birds of Tennessee during a hike. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

performed by Steinway Piano Society members. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE More Warner Wildflowers All ages can join natural-

ists on a search for trillium, bluebells, mayapples and trout lilies on the north-facing slopes. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks.

Nano Days! All ages can have fun celebrating the science of the small with hands-on activities, crafts, games and giveaways. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles All ages can enjoy live performances by the Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the garden. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org. Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Chicago Blackhawks. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

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

FREE Conductor Jack’s Songs for Bakersfield Buckaroos Ages 2 - 7 can enjoy a kid-friendly concert by Conductor

FREE Shakespeare Allowed All ages can participate in

Family Day Families can experience a day of art and activities

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

Jack who will feature the music of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Woodie Guthrie. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m.; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

in honor of the 2013 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence, Dorothy O’Connor, and her exhibit, Shelter. Meet the artist as she discusses her work in the gallery, and enjoy hands-on art projects in the studio. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

(or just listen to) a reading of Henry VI Part I. 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. (please turn the page)

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Drawing Room Concert Series All ages can enjoy music by

Comprehensive Breastfeeding New mothers can take this

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

Little Chefs Ages 2 - 4 can learn about food groups while

students of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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

creating menus to taste. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Nature Nuts All ages can learn about recycled paper. Discov-

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

FREE Parent Interest Series Parents can learn about different curriculum approaches to education, including Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Classical and Montessori. Spring Hollow Early Learning Center, 4207 Arno Road, Franklin; 7 p.m.; 794-9343 or springhollowschool.com.

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

Snack Attack All ages can make yogurt and fruit parfaits.

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

FREE Runners Night Out Parents can run or walk the Gateway trail while kids ages 5 - 14 play games designed to keep them moving. General Bragg Trailhead, 1540 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 6 - 7 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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

Smash Mouth All ages can enjoy live music from Smash Mouth’s new album as well as its hits from the ’90s. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $32 - $42; 538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

tue 9 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 a

“Fishing for Fun” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the St. Louis Blues. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. Symphony Spring Fashion Show Karen Elson and

LEAGUES perform at Music City’s biggest annual runway show featuring designer Monique Lhuillier. Proceeds benefit the Nashville Symphony’s education program for children and adults. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $150 - $300; 687-6541 or nashvillesymphony. org/fashionshow.

FREE Tuesdays for Tots: Painting Possibilities

Preschoolers and parents can visit the studio to explore the art of painting. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org.

Vince Gill and Friends Country star Vince Gill performs and brings surprise guests during a benefit concert for the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $32.50 - $42.50; 800-7453000 or ryman.com.

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Vince Gill and friends perform at the Ryman during a benefit for the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, April 9. Williamson County Community Band Families can enjoy

an evening of music during the Williamson County Community Band’s 2013 season opening concert. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7 p.m.; $10 - $20; 790-5719, ext. 2030, or wcparksandrec.com.

wed 10 Animal Antics All ages can meet the resident ball python.

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 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 a “Fishing for Fun” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they

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

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Strollercoasters Walk the greenway for an hour with

your child and stroller, then stay and play for optional non-stroller activities. Old Fort Park’s Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can create pinwheel pencils. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

fri 12 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. Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Dallas Stars. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion

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FREE The Market Place All ages can get a glimpse of the

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sat 13 CASA Red Shoe Party This benefit for Court Appointed Special Advocates — volunteers appointed by a judge to speak for abused and neglected children in court — features live music, dinner and drinks (cocktail attire and red shoes). The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, 130 Third Ave. S., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $150; 425-2383 or casa-nashville.org. FREE Celebration of Spring Families can welcome spring

with relay races, bird and wildflower identification hikes, pontoon boat rides, kite flying, crafting and more. Edgar Evins State Park, 1630 Edgar Evins State Park Road, Silver Point; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 931-858-2466 or foeesp.ne1.net.

FREE Emergency Preparedness Fair Families can learn how to be prepared for emergencies, including food and water storage, 72-hour kits, cooking without power and more. Sunset Middle School, 200 Sunset Road, Brentwood; 1 - 4 p.m.; emergencyprepfair.blogspot.com.

FREE Nests and Eggs All ages can discover different egg types, nesting locations and animal parenting styles. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

countries. Ingelsia De Dios Hispana de Nashville, 1079 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; 800-7576 or nexuschamberorchestra. org.

Planned Cesarean Class Expectant parents planning on a

by Cameron Carpenter. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 2 p.m.; $29 - $74; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

C-section birth can learn about the process, post-partum care, newborn care and more. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church St., Nashville; 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.; $50; 2842229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

FREE Puppets on the Porch All ages can enjoy wild animal

Sundaes with Friends This fundraiser for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt features a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a runway show (featuring kid-friendly styles), a walk down the runway, a sundae bar and more. Best suited for girls ages 5 and older. Embassy Suites, 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin; 3 - 5 p.m.; $40; 322-4863 or childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/friendsandfashion.

to six-person teams in seven age divisions. The event benefits Project 13:13 and the Wounded Warrior Project. A-Game Skate Academy, 215 Gothic Court, Franklin; 8:30 a.m.; $200 per team; goagame.com. puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Garden Tales Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner brings

The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Series: Under the Sea Kids can be on the lookout for creatures

century and see how people lived, how they made their clothes and shoes, baked on an open fire, shot their guns and more. Along the way, enjoy live music, food and hands-on activities. Bowen Plantation House, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Live Music at Cheekwood All ages can enjoy music

performed by Steinway Piano Society members. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

NAMI 5K and Walk All ages can participate in this 5K and

walk benefiting the National Association for Mental Illness. Vendor booths, music and prizes are also on tap. Shelby Park, 1900 Davidson Street, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $25; namidavidson.org/ nami_davidson_walkrun_2013.aspx.

Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles All ages can enjoy

live performances by the Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the garden. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Detroit Red Wings. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators.nhl.com.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

FREE Heritage Days All ages can step back into the 18th

Organ Recital All ages can enjoy an afternoon of organ music

Pond Hockey Tournament Youth and adults can form four-

Family Studio Drop-In ARTivities All ages can have fun creating spring-themed art projects. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. nature-themed stories to life using music, dance and interactive reading. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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

of the deep during this Nashville Symphony performance that includes Debussy’s “Le Mer” and Handel’s “Water Music” along with selections from The Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 11 a.m.; $16.50 - $29; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

sun 14 FREE Deer Run Summer Camp Open House Families

can tour the camp facilities and meet directors and some of the 2013 staff. Deer Run Camps, 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station; 2 - 4 p.m.; 794-2918 or camps.deerrunretreat.org.

Drawing Room Concert Series All ages can enjoy music by students of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Nexus Chamber Orchestra All ages can listen to original compositions inspired by the music of Latin American

The Temptations and The Four Tops All ages can enjoy an evening of classic Motown music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.50 - $59.50; 800-745-3000 or ryman.com.

mon 15 FREE Breastfeeding Support Group New mothers can

get tips, info and the latest news about breastfeeding. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church St., Nashville; 12 - 2 p.m.; 284-2229 or baptisthospital.com/childbirth.

Friends and Fashion Runway Show and Luncheon

This fundraiser for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt features shopping, an auction, lunch and a Belk fashion show. Embassy Suites, 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $100; 322-4863 or childrenshospital.vanderbilt. org/friendsandfashion.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of George Paints His House. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad Street, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 8902300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Vancouver Canucks. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com. Snack Attack All ages can make a springtime butterfly snack.

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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Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of George Paints His House. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Tuesdays for Tots: The Dot Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of The Dot, learn how important one dot can be when creating art, then visit the Robertson Ellis Color Garden and Howe Wildflower Garden to see how all the small colorful flowers create a huge masterpiece. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. (please turn the page)

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We’re All for the Hall Keith Urban and Vince Gill headline

this benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum that also features Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Loretta Lynn, Jason Aldean, Willie Nelson and more. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

wed 17 Animal Antics All ages can meet Rascal the ferret. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Kid’s Hour Children’s recording artist Ginger Sands performs music for ages 10 and younger this morning in the store’s Community Room. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660 or gingersands.com. FREE La Leche League of Williamson County Expectant mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and the services provided by La Leche League. Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 6:15 p.m.; 834-3287. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can listen to a reading of George Paints His House. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad Street, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 8902300 or discoverycenteronline.org. All ages can participate in the free Biking 101 event at Sports*Com on Thursday, April 18.

thu 18 An Evening with Weird Al Yankovic All ages can enjoy

an evening of comical music by the song-parody king. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29 - $49; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

FREE Biking 101 All ages (16 and younger require adult supervision) can learn about riding with GPS, simple bike maintenance, how to change a tire, chain repairs and more. Bring your bike and helmet. Sports*Com, 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.; 895-5040 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks. Little Chefs Ages 2 - 4 can learn about food groups while

creating menus to taste. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Lunch and Lecture: Bulb Bonanza Botanic Garden and

Horticulture Manager Leigh Anne Lomax reveals best bulb performers and discusses ways to artistically integrate eyecatching bulbs into your own home landscape. 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 embark on a nature walk. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Predators Foundation Wine Festival and Tasting Adults can enjoy this event featuring more than 200 high-end beers, wines and spirits along with a silent auction with hundreds of items as well as dinner and photo opportunities with Gnash. Proceeds benefit local charities served by the Predators Foundation. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $75; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com. FREE Rivers & Spires Festival Celebrate Clarksville’s history and heritage through an international street festival with arts and crafts, live music, car shows, children’s activities and more. Commerce Street, Clarksville; 5 - 10 p.m.; riversandspires.com.

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FREE Runners Night Out Parents can run or walk the Gateway trail while kids ages 5 - 14 play games designed to keep them moving. General Bragg Trailhead, 1540 W. College St., Murfreesboro; 6 - 7 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables

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Down on the Farm Spring Festival All ages can enjoy live musical entertainment, inflatables, obstacle courses and more. West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave., Nashville; 5:30 - 8 p.m.; each activity is priced separately; 321-8500 or westendumc.org.

shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, fashion shows, celebrity guests, prizes and more. Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12; 800-849-0248 or southernwomensshow. com.

FREE Strollercoasters Walk the greenway for an hour with

your child and stroller, then stay and play for optional non-stroller activities. Old Fort Park’s Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

SunTrust Classical Series: Mozart’s Piano Masterpiece Pianist Danill Trifonov and harpist Licia Jaskunas join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music featuring works by Mozart, Chavez, Ginastera and Kodaly. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $28 $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

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

fri 19 An Evening with Sheryl Crow Nine-time Grammy Awardwinning artist/singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow performs a concert benefiting New Hope Academy, a non-profit school in Franklin. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $125 - $150 classic admission, $1,500 cabaret table for four (includes wine, a pre-show meet and greet with Crow and photo); 538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

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

FREE Rivers & Spires Festival Celebrate Clarksville’s his-

tory and heritage through an international street festival with arts and crafts, live music, car shows, children’s activities and more. Commerce Street, Clarksville; 5 - 10 p.m.; riversandspires.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion while making a balloon skin drum. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 8902300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Southern Women’s Show Women of all ages can enjoy

shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, fashion shows, celebrity guests, prizes and more. Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12; 800-849-0248 or southernwomensshow. com.

SunTrust Classical Series: Mozart’s Piano Masterpiece Pianist Danill Trifonov and harpist Licia Jaskunas join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music featuring works by Mozart, Chavez, Ginastera and Kodaly. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series Families can bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy live bluegrass music. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9:30 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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ttrees. The experience is facilitated by a certified tree-climbing specialist. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 kids; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Adventures in Agriculture Families can participate in hands-on activities and learn about the impact agriculture has on their everyday lives. Activities include petting farm animals, picking crops, gathering eggs, doing farm chores and more. Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 896-0737.

Earth Day Family Concert Children’s entertainer Ginger Sands performs music and dance in honor of Earth Day. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

An Evening with Sheryl Crow Nine-time Grammy Award-

winning artist/singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow performs a concert benefiting New Hope Academy, a non-profit school in Franklin. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $125 - $150 classic admission, $1,500 cabaret table for four (includes wine, a pre-show meet and greet with Crow and photo); 538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

FREE Arbor Day Families can visit community and business info booths, climb trees, participate in children’s activities, enjoy musical entertainment by Conductor Jack and more. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5506971 or franklintn.gov/parks. FREE Beekeeping 101 Zane Cantrell with the Tennessee

Beekeepers Association teaches all ages the basics of the craft of keeping bees. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Bill Rice Ranch Open House Tour the ranch

facilities and campground, enjoy pony rides and inflatables, and feast on hot dogs. Bill Rice Ranch, 627 Bill Rice Ranch Road, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 893-2767 or brrdaycamp.org.

FREE Bringing Stories to Life The Junior Services League of Gallatin hosts this storytime event for ages 10 and younger featuring a spring tale and related craft. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary. org.

Canopy Climb Experience Ages 5 and older can get a unique tree’s eye view of the gardens from the branches of

FREE Earth Day, Every Day All ages can celebrate Earth Day by hiking a trail, watching birds and getting dirty at Nature Play. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks. Family Concert All ages can enjoy a morning of music

performed by the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra; some young musicians chosen through the Emerging Artist Competition will play alongside the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra musicians. First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $10 - $40; 898-1862 or murfreesborosymphony.com.

Family Studio Drop-In ARTivities All ages can have fun

creating spring-themed art projects. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Nashville Earth Day Festival Families can celebrate Mother Earth through a day of live entertainment, educational booths, recycling/drop-off opportunities and a children’s area that includes activities like recycling games, wildlife education, nature play and more. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; nashvilleearthday.org. Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles All ages can enjoy live performances by the Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the garden. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org. FREE Puppets on the Porch All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Race for ONEless All ages can participate in a 5K and

one-mile family fun run/walk with proceeds benefiting ONEless Ministries, an organization which helps human trafficking victims and provides adoption grants. Maryland Farms, Brentwood; 7 - 9 a.m.; $10 - $25; onelessministries.org.

Ranch Rodeo Families can bring lawn chairs to enjoy watching

nature-themed stories to life using music, dance and interactive reading. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

cowboys, cowgirls and youth participating in rodeo activities. The public can participate in activities like sack races, wheelbarrow races, horseback riding, apple bobbing, mechanical bull rides, stick pony barrel races and more. Tap Root Farm, 4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin; 2 p.m.; $5 ages 4 and older; 594-3210 or taprootfarm.com.

Live Music at Cheekwood All ages can enjoy music

FREE Rivers & Spires Festival Celebrate Clarksville’s his-

FREE Musical Petting Zoo Kids of all ages can try their hands on a variety of instruments including drums, an autoharp, guitars, banjos and more. Instructors are on-site to offer guidance. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 11 a.m.; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

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

Garden Tales Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner brings

performed by Steinway Piano Society members. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, fashion shows, celebrity guests, prizes and more. Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12; 800-849-0248 or southernwomensshow. com.

Spring Mile-Long Yard Sale Excursion Train All ages can ride the rails to Watertown, and during the layover, shop the giant yard sale. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $21 - $75; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

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SunTrust Classical Series: Mozart’s Piano Masterpiece Pianist Danill Trifonov and harpist Licia Jaskunas join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music featuring works by Mozart, Chavez, Ginastera and Kodaly. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

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thu 25 B.B. King The “king of blues” plays the symphony center (without orchestra). Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $49 - $119; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. Little Chefs Ages 2 - 4 can learn about food groups while

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

Kids can participate in activities like the calf race during Tap Root Farm’s Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, April 20.

sun 21 An Evening with Sheryl Crow Nine-time Grammy Awardwinning artist/singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow performs a concert benefiting New Hope Academy, a non-profit school in Franklin. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 8 p.m.; $125 - $150 classic admission, $1,500 cabaret table for four (includes wine, a pre-show meet and greet with Crow and photo); 538-2076 or franklintheatre.com. FREE Artful Tales: “Playing for the Rain” All ages can listen to a Maya folktale then head to ArtQuest to create a work related to the story. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org. Drawing Room Concert Series All ages can enjoy music by students of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Fairyland and StoryWalk All ages can build homes for forest friends out of natural materials and stroll along the StoryWalk 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. FREE Family Festival Day Families can see the new

exhibit, Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection, and enjoy other activities like storytelling, art making, music and dance. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 1 - 5 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. Southern Women’s Show Women of all ages can enjoy

shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, fashion shows, celebrity guests, prizes and more. Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12; 800-849-0248 or southernwomensshow. com.

mon 22 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “Counting Kids” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Snack Attack All ages can make rainbow fruit kabobs. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Runners Night Out Parents can run or walk the Gateway trail while kids ages 5 - 14 play games designed to keep them moving. General Bragg Trailhead, 1540 W. College Street, Murfreesboro; 6 - 7 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 6904487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Strollercoasters Walk the greenway for an hour with

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your child and stroller, then stay and play for optional non-stroller activities. Old Fort Park’s Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE CPR: Crafts with Parks and Recreation Ages 7 - 14 can learn new crafting techniques. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; 8932141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “Counting Kids” 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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Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

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they challenge the Calgary Flames. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 11:05 a.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Tuesdays for Tots: Creative Critters Preschoolers and parents can stop by the studio to draw bug jars and create critters out of clay and mixed materials. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

wed 24 Animal Antics All ages can meet Pepper the hedgehog. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Kid’s Hour Family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs music for ages 10 and younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660 or rachelsumner.com.

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

this class to get prepared to breastfeed their babies. Learn about positioning, milk production and coping strategies. The Family Learning Center at Baptist Hospital, 2000 Church Street, 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. Fisk Jubilee Singers Enjoy an evening of music benefiting the Brentwood Morning Rotary Club. Brentwood High School, 5304 Murray Lane, Brentwood; 7:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 students; facebook.com/brentwoodmorningrotaryclub.

Sam Davis Home Golf Tournament Tee up to raise money for the educational programs and historic structures at the Sam Davis Home. Cedar Crest Golf Course, 7972 Mona Road, Murfreesboro; registration begins at 11 a.m., tee time is 1 p.m.; $75; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can learn about percussion

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Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 6904487 or nashvillesounds.com. (please turn the page)

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Whip Crackin’ Rodeo All ages can enjoy a professional rodeo event benefiting local charities. James E. Ward Ag Center, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; 7 p.m.; $10 advance/$15 at the gate adults, $8 advance/$10 at the gate children, free ages 4 and younger; 443-2839 or whipcrackinrodeo.com.

sat 27 FREE 37th Annual Pioneer Days All ages can enjoy cloggers, old-time music and demonstrators, more than 40 crafters, hayrides, a blacksmith demonstration, an antique car show and more. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. American Girl Tea Girls ages 2 - 12 can bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal and enjoy treats, tea and craft activities. Bowen Plantation House, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ages 2 - 6, 1 - 2:30 p.m. ages 7 - 12. ; $10; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

FREE Bug Safari Ages 4 - 7 with a parent can grab their mag-

nifying glass and field guide and hit the trail looking for bugs of all kinds. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 12 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Child Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo Children of all

ages can learn safe bike-riding strategies, parents can have their infant car seats inspected, kids can get fingerprinted and learn other safety tips. Belle Meade Police Department, 4705 Harding Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 297-0241 or tntrafficsafety.org/ child-safety-fair-and-bike-rodeo-belle-meade-police-department.

FREE Cruzin’ for the Music This fundraiser for the Spring

Hill High School Marching Band features a car, truck and bike show, balloon vendors, Hot Wheels races for kids, music, food and more. Spring Hill High School, 1 Raider Lane, Columbia; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; free to attend, $20 to register a vehicle in the show; 931-446-7879 or cruzinforthemusic.com.

Family Studio Drop-In ARTivities All ages can have fun

creating spring-themed art projects. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Froggy Went-A-Courtin’ All ages can celebrate

National Frog Month when Bob English with the Tennessee Amphibian Monitoring Program shares his knowledge of frogs. Participants can learn native Tennessee frog calls and identification, then embark on a hike. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Garden Tales Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner brings

nature-themed stories to life using music, dance and interactive reading. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Jimmy Buffet Legendary musician Jimmy Buffett along with

his band perform an evening of music. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $36 - $136; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Live Music at Cheekwood All ages can enjoy music

performed by Steinway Piano Society members. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Many Moons The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck and Wishing Chair Productions present a musical version of Many Moons, the award-winning story that dives into the world of wizards, princesses and mystery. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles All ages can enjoy

live performances by the Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the garden. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org.

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

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 6904487 or nashvillesounds.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 The Colors of Spring All ages can explore nature’s color wheel throughout the day. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

Whip Crackin’ Rodeo All ages can enjoy a professional rodeo event benefiting local charities. James E. Ward Ag Center, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; 7 p.m.; $10 advance/$15 at the gate adults, $8 advance/$10 at the gate children, free ages 4 and younger; 443-2839 or whipcrackinrodeo.com.

tue 30 FREE CPR: Crafts with Parks and Recreation Ages 7 - 14 can learn new crafting techniques. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; 8932141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “Driving My Car” program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Tuesdays for Tots: Flower Fun Preschoolers and parents can celebrate spring by creating fun flowers in the studio. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. Voices for Children Country star Kix Brooks presents a concert with proceeds benefiting Williamson County CASA’s mission to stand up for a child’s right to be safe and loved. The evening includes cocktails and a live auction. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7:45 p.m.; $100 - $125; 538-2076 or franklintheatre.com.

FREE World Tai Chi Day All ages can take an introductory tai chi lesson. Sports*Com, 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

sun 28 Drawing Room Concert Series All ages can enjoy music by students of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Sheryl Crow performs a benefit concert for New Hope Academy at The Franklin Theatre, April 19 - 21.

School of Rock The Franklin School of Rock presents “Nashville Past to Present,” a musical tribute to Music City. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 4 p.m.; $20 - $30; 5382076 or franklintheatre.com. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $15 game day; 6904487 or nashvillesounds.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

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

Gymboree Play & Music A variety of classes for ages

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

Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.gov/

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

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: • A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 ... Let’s Go: Ages 2 - 5 can learn letters and numbers every Tue and Thu; 10 - 10:45 a.m.; $3 • Busy Bees: Ages 3 - 5 can learn to follow directions, improve coordination and practice good sportsmanship every Tue and Thu; 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.; $3 • Wee Play: Ages 2 - 5 can enjoy open gym fun every Wed; 11 - 11:45 a.m.; $3

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

Ongoing programs: • Toddler Time with Thomas: Ages 5 and younger can participate in activities that develop cognitive skills every Friday; 10 a.m.; $3 • Water Polo: Ages 13 and older can play every 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.

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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.

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

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

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

Delmas Long Community Center 200 Memorial Drive,

Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at 91

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

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.

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.

Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini golf,

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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

FREE Pottery Barn Kids Preschoolers can participate

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

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area Nature programs at

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

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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.

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

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

Storybook Village This indoor play center features storybook

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.

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.

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.

FREE Taekwondo for Preschoolers Ages 3 - 5 can learn

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

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

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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.

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Go, Dog. Go! (April 11 - May 19; All ages) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; opening night on Thursday, April 11 is at 6:30 p.m., following shows are Sat - Sun 2 p.m. (no show on Sunday, April 14); $19 adults, $12 ages 2 - 17; 2524675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

Hendersonville, 100 God Why Court, Hendersonville; Fri - Sat 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show (2 p.m. show-only matinees are April 6 and 14 at 2 p.m.); $34 adults, $24 children (matinees are $18 adults, $12 children); 431-9620 or actorspointtheatre. com.

Baby (continues through Sunday, April 14; Ages 10 and older) Street Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville; Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.; $18 adults, $16 students; 554-7414 or streetheatrecompany.org.

Gypsy (April 11 - 27; Ages 12 and older) The Larry Keeton

The Columnist (April 20 - May 4; Ages 14 and older)

Just So Stories (April 19 - 21; All ages) The Sunshine Players at The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $7.50 adults, $6 youth; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Once Upon a Mattress (April 12 - 13; Ages 8 and older) Williamson County Campus of Columbia State Community College, 104 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m. (Sat is a dessert theater performance, doors open at 6 p.m.); Fri: $10 adults, $6 ages 9 and younger, Sat: $12 adults, $8 ages 9 and younger; 790-4400.

Ages 12 and older) Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 ages 11 and younger; 598-8950 or encore-theatre-company. org.

Tennessee Repertory Theatre at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; $45; 782-4040 or tennessseerep.org.

Disney’s Aladdin (April 12 - 28; All ages) Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $11 - $15; 904-2787 or boroarts.org. Floyd Collins (April 19 - May 4; Ages 9 and older) Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 6, Franklin; Tue 8 p.m., Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $27 adults, $21 ages 12 and younger (Tuesdays are $13.50, Thursdays are $17, Sundays are $2 off); 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com. The Foreigner (April 11 - 21; Ages 10 and older) Steeple

Players Theater, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15; 826-6037 or steepleplayers.org.

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

Little Shop of Horrors (continues through Saturday, April

20; Ages 8 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.

The Magic Flute (April 11 and 13; Ages 8 and older) Nashville Opera at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Sat 8 p.m.; $26 - $102.50; 782-4040 or tpac.org. Mama Won’t Fly (April 12 - 27; Ages 8 and older) The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 students; 563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com. The Marvelous Wonderettes (April 5 - 14; Ages 6

Rock of Ages (April 19 - 20; Ages 10 and older) TPAC Broadway Special at Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m.; $15 - $60; 782-4040 or tpac.org. Romeo & Juliet (April 26 - 28; Ages 10 and older) Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $35 - $82; 782-4040 or nashvilleballet.com.

Sweet Charity (April 5 - 27; Ages 13 and older) Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 221-1174 or townecentretheatre.com. To Kill a Mockingbird (April 12 - 21; Ages 8 and older) Lamplighter’s Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 4:30 p.m.; $10 adults, $6 children; 852-8499 or lamplighterstheatre.net.

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famed songwriter’s art is beyond words Best known as Elton John’s long-time lyricist and musical collaborator, famed songwriter Bernie Taupin has taken up painting, and you can see his exhibit, Beyond Words, through Sunday, April 7 at The Rymer Gallery. In fact, pieces are available for acquisition as well. Taupin will make live appearances at the gallery April 6 and 7 from 1 - 3 p.m. each day. Admission is free, but the gallery requests RSVPs to attend. The Rymer is located at 233 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. Hours are Tue - Sat 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is free. For more info or to RSVP for the Taupin appearances, call 752-6030 or visit therymergallery.com.

Enamel Blues is one of several paintings by Bernie Taupin at The Rymer Gallery through Sunday, April 7.

nashville ballet presents free shows for kids this month Nashville Ballet frequently presents free community outreach programs in the Greater Nashville Area, and this month is no exception. From April 1 - 20, members of the company present Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina and Aesop’s Fables at the following Nashville Public Library branches: Old Hickory, Southeast, Thompson Lane, Hermitage, Inglewood, Donelson, Pruitt, Hadley Park, Green Hills, Madison, Richland Park, East, Bordeaux, Goodlettsville, North, Edgehill, Main Branch and Edmondson. Dates and times vary, and admission is free to each program. To get the complete list of events, visit library.nashville.org and click on Events & Classes. To learn more about the Nashville Ballet’s community outreach, visit nashvilleballet.com.

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symphony announces new season Lots of good stuff is coming to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center during the Nashville Symphony’s 2013 - 2014 season in classical, jazz and pops series. Especially for children in mind, The Ann and Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Series is popular with little ones — and the halls of the Schermerhorn are filled with all sorts of hands-on activities and games an hour prior to show time. Next season’s lineup on select Saturdays includes Peter and the Wolf (Nov. 16), The Snowman (Dec. 7), Knights & Princesses (Feb. 15, 2014) and The Firebird (April 5, 2014). Kids enjoy attending other symphony concerts as well. A few fun things to look forward to include Chicago (Sept. 12 - 14), A Tribute to Patsy Cline with Mandy Barnett (Nov. 14 - 15), trumpeter Chris Botti (Oct. 18) and Christmas with Amy Grant & Vince Gill (Dec. 19 - 21). Season tickets are now available. The Pied Piper Series is $50 for all four concerts. The other series’ prices vary. Individual tickets go on sale in July. To learn more or to acquire tickets, call 687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org.


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FULL COLOR - $25 per mo. additional DIMENSIONS (width x height) Single ad: 2.25” x 1.125” Double ad: 2.25” x 2.375” If you are submitting your own ad, you must submit it as a PDF. No other file formats are accepted.

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MAIL Materials To: Dallas Smith Day Communications 2270 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37228

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

PAYMENT & CONTACT Payment: All ads must be prepaid prior to print and/or placement on website.

Marketplace ads are not regionalized.

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Cash Paid Daily

CALL: (615) 256-2158 ext. 132

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2. Publication of ad does not constitute endorsement by this publication. 3. Ad proofs are NOT guaranteed. 4. No Marketplace ads accepted for products or services offered for more than $50. 5. No refunds will be made after payment has been processed. 6. This publication reserves the right to refuse any ad at any time. 7. Marketplace ads that offer products or services competing with display ads in the main body of the magazine are not accepted, and may be rejected by the publisher.

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CHILD CARE

TERMS & CONDITIONS 1. Ads may be edited for length, content and language.

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CLASSES/INSTRUCTION

AD DEADLINE

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FAMILY HOME Music Lessons Piano/Guitar

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Nashville Violins Lessons/Rentals/Repairs/Sales

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(615) 292-5196 For all your instrumental needs Art workshops & Art parties for ALL ages. Customize your own or choose from one of ours. Upcoming events inclUde: Let’s Explore Art-class for Mommy + Me ages 3-5yrs., Mondays 9:30-10:30am starts Apr. 8th Family Art Workshop, Sun. Apr 7th, 3-5pm Mother’s Day Art Workshop – mom’s chance to relax & create, painting with mixed media Fri. May 10th, 6-8pm

2905 12th Ave. S. Suite 103 604-1842 fearnoartnashville.com In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee Presents: Music and Movement Classes for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers... and the Grownups Who Love Them™ www.inharmonymusicmidtn.com or 615-390-3207 for more information Free Demonstration Classes Available Music Together® Center located in Renee’s Groove Room 3668-A Central Pike, Hermitage, Tennessee 37076

Fun, AFFordAble

drum lessons

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FLOODS OF DUDS SPRING CONSIGNMENT SALE

KRIS' CRITTER CARE

Consigner Registration open NOW

Wed. & Thurs., 4/9 & 4/10 9am – 7pm

floodsofduds.com

Hendersonville First United Methodist Church 217 E. Main St.

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Toys-Strollers-Playpens

Southern Pride reStorationS

9,000 Sq. Ft.

Newborns to adults, men and women, shoes, purses and more.

289 N. Lowry St. Smyrna

SHOPPING/FOR SALE

EMPLOYMENT

357-0004

GRANDMA'S handmade baby afghans baby hooded ponchos

615-972-0706 * billhiggs98@gmail.com

355-9100

Best Chess Squares in Town 5 Flavors Order at kimscakes.info

Sweet Ila Mae’s

Barn Sale

Vintage finds, repurposed decor, handmade goodies, jewelry, furniture & more

JUNE 2•0•1•3

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9-5 Mon-Sat 12-5 Sun

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PROM DRESS SPECIAL!

call Andy 615 545-5688

Quantity Wholesale to Daycares

Specializing in kitchen and bath renovations, all household repairs.

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Call Tom at 615-256-2158 x 104

Clothing for infants through 6x, priCed at 50 Cents and up

For appts. 615-491-6724

gnme

(van or truck required)

FLEA MARKET OF LAKEWOOD

Full service animal in-home care. Sylvan Park resident.

(50% Off Discounts start Friday at 5pm)

to deliver Nashville, Williamson, Sumner & Rutherford Parent

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NO WORRIES!

Sat., 4/12 8am – 11am

DRIVERS WANTED

421 E. Iris Dr. Nashville, Tn. 37204

Going on vacation? Busy work schedule?

Fri., 4/11 9am – 2pm & 5pm - 7pm

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Buy Ouality Swing Sets. Storage Sheds. Buy or Rent to own! NO CREDIT CHECK FREE DELIVERY AND SET UP

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Fri., 6/7: 4p-8p

$5 sneak peek shopping pass

Sat., 6/8: 10a-6p

free admission

Sun., 6/9: 12p-4p

free admission

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434 MAE PLACE • QUEBECK • TENNESSEE

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591-8717 VACATION RENTALS

CONSIGNMENT/RESALE

Spring/Summer Sale 2013 495 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. SALE DATES 4/10 - 4/12: 10-6pm 1/2 price • 4/13 • 9-12pm tttcs.org * 615-589-4735

SERVICES

bring the playground home with you

Tots to Teens Consignment

Vacation Rental • 2 Bedroom 2 Bath w/bunks • Sleeps 6-8 Brand New Gulf-front condo in Panama City Beach • Professionally Decorated • Inexpensive rate!

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snaps — yours Show off your kids! Share them on our Facebook page

Avery

Owen

Brendon

Jackson

Jayden

Jessie

Sophia

Zion

Hailey and Celsie Pulse

Names of those in photo (Please print)

________________________________________ Signature

(parent or guardian)

________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________ EMAIL ________________________________________ *Photo publication cannot be guaranteed due to the large volume of photos received. All submitted photos are considered for “Snap to Remember” (see page 108).

One photo per entry, please. Sorry, photos cannot be returned. Submitted photos via form, e-mail or on Facebook serve as a “photo release,” allowing Day Communications, Inc. one-time rights for use of photos within the publication. Send to Snap Shots, 2270 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228 or e-mail a high resolution version of them to kiera@daycommail. com, subject: Snap Shots. Please include your name, names of those in photo and phone number.

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snaps — ours

Summer Stevens, Karley Adams, Karen Mobbs and Madelyne Rush, dressed in period style clothing for the Teddy Bear Tea.

Little girls and their favorite teddy bears (or dolls) came out for a Teddy Bear Tea at Sam Davis Home in Smyrna.

Shelby Liner

Reagan Harrell, Macie Smith and Abbington Harrell

Kate Wilkinson and Lisa Cisco

Ryan Hale

Bella Tidwell

Olivia

Lauren and Stephanie Birdwell

Abby, Jo and Michelle Friedman

Katherine and Emily Hodge, Tammy Roberts

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snap of the month

Olivia is dreaming of a lovely spring! 108 april 2013


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