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Dr. Snodgrass, What is the main cause of cavities?

David J. Snodgrass Pediatric Dentist

There is no main reason for cavities. Cavities are caused by multi-factoral reasons. The most common cause in infancy is prolonged bottle or breast-feeding, especially at night. For children past the toddling stage, it’s usually a combination of frequency, duration and concentration of sugar in addition to poor oral hygiene; and for teenagers, it’s too many sweets and not enough attention to hygiene.

Why can’t you put porcelain-fused to metal crowns on baby teeth? PFM crowns are not usually advocated for baby teeth for many reasons: one, they are too expensive to place on teeth that will soon be lost. Two, the pulpal tissue in baby teeth consume too much of the inner portion of the teeth to allow a layer of metal, then a layer of porcelain, and three, porcelain is too hard and unforgiving to the opposing teeth and growing jaws. John T. King Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Oakes, I am interested in braces, but my 14 year old still has quite a few baby teeth. Is this normal?

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While it is not within the norm for a teenager to still have baby teeth, it is not a condition to be alarmed about. I myself had baby teeth well into my teens. The only problem is that, orthodontically, it’s treatment gets slightly delayed until a later age. Most children (and parents for that matter) hope to have orthodontics completed by their early teens. So, kids that are slightly delayed in loosing teeth may just need to wait on the start of braces. However, the best way to fully analyze delayed loss of baby teeth would be to have an orthodontic evaluation as soon as possible. It is always possibility that there could be an underlying reason not readily detected for the slower than average tooth loss.

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your child’s SECRETS i used to sneak into my big sister’s room when she wasn’t home and read her diary. There, I said it, Julie. And now you know. I guess I’ll be hearing from you about that one day soon because I know you read my notes here. I’m sorry I did that now, but I had to do it then. I had to do it then because I didn’t really know you as much as I wanted to ... I did it when I was 12 and you were 16 and growing away from me. I wanted to know more about you, because you had changed so much. You were beautiful and you had a boyfriend and you were happy and sunny and smart ... and growing away. I thought you hung the moon — you did, didn’t you? Reading your diary came after the episodes where I would sneak into your room to see if there was something in your closet that I could wear. I loved your clothes and wasn’t yet certain about my own style ... and I thought you just had everything down ... did you? It seemed like you did from what you wrote. I certainly never read anything dark or worrisome from the passages I pored over in your locked book. Children are children. And they all have secrets. And adults are adults. And they all have secrets. Your secrets are yours to keep. And they really are nobody’s business but your own. So I was wrong. But I was a kid. As a mom with four kids, one of whom is 16 now and away at summer camp ... and whom I am missing terribly ... I really would like to get inside her life more than I actually do. I’d like to read her diary ... but I can’t. And I won’t. She is a good girl and lots of fun. Happy, popular and kind. She has made a few mistakes, but we all make those and hopefully we learn from them. I hope I am a mom who provides her the personal space she needs to grow up and out and away ... as much as I hate to think about that. But I don’t want to be a doorknob, either. I mean I don’t want to be clueless. I’m too smart for that, know too many things that I did on my own when I was a kid that probably weren’t too bright, and as a friend told me once, trust is earned. So I have to stay sharp as she grows. I also believe in my instincts and nipping matters in the bud. If she’s having a hard time, or if I suspect that something isn’t quite right with a situation I will be a tigress about getting to the heart of the matter. But you can’t be everywhere with your kids and you really don’t know what they are up to when they are not with you. As they get older they are away from you more than they are with you. Do they talk easily with others? Do they make good decisions? Will they cuss if others are cussing around them? Throw a can out the window if there’s nothing else better to do? As I write this, I am missing my 16-year-old daughter and wishing we could be together. I’m think about how I’d like to just chat and laugh and go do something fun together. She is exactly at the same age my sister was when I wanted to pry into her world, but now, as a mom, I can’t pry into my daughter’s. I have to let her go. Trust her unless she gives me reason not to. And be honest with her ... otherwise I have no right to expect her to share her truths with me.

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So, moms and dads in Williamson County have to be fingerprinted if they want to volunteer to serve in their child’s school for any period of time in which they might be one-on-one with a child. Superintendent Mike Looney says that by comparing Williamson County to other similar counties he determined the need to fingerprint and do background checks on volunteers ... hmm ... I wonder what counties he considers similar to Williamson? Just sayin’ ... Overheard at TPAC the other night, a mom requesting a booster seat for her little Beauty and the Beast-going child. “Sorry, Ma’am,” the usher

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rive around any neighborhood and you’ll see children running through sprinklers, riding their bikes and playing tag. They’re exercising. They’re building strong bones and muscles. And what are their parents doing? Sitting in lawn chairs and watching. Go to the pool this summer and you’ll see kids splashing around, playing games and working on their swimming skills. What are their parents doing? Sitting in beach chairs and watching. And while the kids are scooping buckets of sand at the beach? Mom and Dad are most likely sitting in beach chairs and watching. How about this fall? When youth soccer and T-ball start up? While the kids are running up and down the field building up their cardiovascular endurance, what are Mom and Dad up to? Let’s all shout it together … “Sitting in lawn chairs!” It’s a bit hypocritical isn’t it? We push our children to exercise and stay healthy, but we don’t see a problem with parking our fannies on the sidelines day after day, even as cholesterol slowly clogs our arteries and our blood pressure inches ever higher. As we add another pound to our frame this year and write it off as a sign of aging, could it possibly be a symptom of a sedentary lifestyle? We know what you’re thinking: “How am I supposed to exercise while the kids are playing?” We’ll tell you how you can escape the lawn chair, and we’ll tell you why you should. The American Heart Association reports, “For the first time in history, children now have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” Half the reason for our children’s early deaths will be their diet and half of it will be the sedentary lifestyle we model for them. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, so if you want to ensure your child is an active teen and adult, be a good role model. Exercising with toddlers doesn’t have to be complicated. Just go for a walk together. Or jog beside them as they ride scooters or Big Wheels. Or try a competition to see who can do the most jumping jacks in a minute or run around the house the fastest or run up and down the stairs the quickest. When older kids are at sports practice, turn off the cell phone and take a walk or jog around the fields. Many youth basketball practice locations even have indoor tracks. With big kids, a family bike ride is an adventure for them and a great way to spend time together. Or how about easing out of that chair and just throwing a baseball or football with your child? Instead of just watching them splash in the pool, walk back and forth in the shallow water, jump around with the kids or swim laps at the lifeguard breaks. We know kids are exhausting, and we love to plop down, take a breather and watch them play sometimes, but you can’t make that chair your permanent address, you know? It’s time to stand up and make a positive move for your children’s health … literally!

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My 15-year-old claims she will return to school in the fall with a “killer tan.” She’s been lying out in the sun by the pool quite a bit this summer, but is using an SPF lower than what I would prefer. What, if any, is a safe amount of sun exposure and tanning? No tanning is safe, whether it is from direct sunlight or a tanning bed. A tan develops when UV rays break down skin molecules, causing an increase in production and release of a pigment known as melanin. Melanin is released to provide some protection against further damage from UV rays. However, disruption of the skin’s molecular structure has to occur first. This increases the risk of skin cancers and wrinkling. Sunlight is important for vitamin D production, but the upper limit of safe sun exposure is 10 minutes of sun per day for light skin and 30 minutes per day for darker skin. If prolonged exposure to the sun is expected, an SPF of at least 30 is recommended. Even higher SPF is necessary for those with fair skin, during peak UV hours and in locations where UV rays are reflected, such as the beach. Safer tanning alternatives are available in gel, lotion and spray forms. With careful application, one can achieve the same look as tanning from the sun. If you are exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time, keep your skin well moisturized and hydrated to help ensure healthier skin. Drink plenty of water and visit your dermatologist or primary care physician for a yearly skin exam.

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My neighbor’s baby has thrush. What is it and can my toddler get it if he plays with her?

Thrush is usually painless and harmless. It is an oral yeast infection caused by the fungus candida albicans. The most common form appears as white plaques along the hard and soft palate, lips, gums and tongue. Candida is normally present in our gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive systems, but under certain conditions it can overgrow and appear in other locations. It is quite common for babies to have candida in their mouths because their immune system is not yet mature. It is unlikely that your child will get thrush from an infant. Several conditions must be present for that to occur, such as a weakened immune system and prolonged exposure to the other infant’s saliva. Thrush can go away after a few weeks without treatment. However, most pediatricians will prescribe an antifungal medication, Nystatin, to treat it sooner. An over-the-counter medicine, Gentian Violet, is effective at treating thrush. It is a purple dye that is applied inside the mouth of the infant a few times a day. On rare occasions thrush might indicate a more serious problem with the immune system, which your pediatrician should be able to diagnose.

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ilking goats, grooming and riding miniature donkeys, working with the blacksmith and observing an active bee hive are just a few of the activities available during the Tennessee Agricultural Museum’s Summer Saturdays this month. Each Saturday has a specific theme: Hold Your Horses (July 10), All About Goats! (July 17), Old McDonald’s Farm (July 24) and Wild Wings & Creeping Things (July 31). The museum is located at the Ellington Agricultural Center, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville. Activities take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission is free, but certain activities like miniature donkey rides and face painting require a small fee. For a complete list of weekly offerings, call 837-5197 or visit


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new exhibit explores rhythm, roots & rhyme

hildren of all ages can explore the rich world of music through Discovery Center’s new touring exhibit, Making America’s Music: Rhythm, Roots & Rhyme. The 2,500-square-foot display, created by The Children’s Museum of Boston and The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), offers numeous hands-on stations and listening areas covering a gamut of musical genres from classical to country and from rock to rap. Six different environments feature interactive components. Kids can explore everything from jamming with jazz “cats” to learning current and classic dance crazes. Video interviews with celebrity performers including Harry Connick Jr., Branford Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor and BSO conductor Keith Lockhart cover each artist’s passion for music, early musical inspirations, family traditions and more. “This is just one of the many high-quality educational experiences we will share with our community this year,” says Billie Little, executive director of Discovery Center. “We are thrilled to bring this exhibit to Middle Tennessee.” The exhibit is on display through Sunday, September 5. Discovery Center is located at 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. Hours are Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. Admission is $6 ages 2 and older. Call 890-2300 or visit

Local boys enjoy a group drumming activity in the “Streetscape” area of the Making America’s Music exhibit.

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2010 MURFREESBORO HALF MARATHON. The race is set for Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7 a.m. There are 2,250 spots available and registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 13 or when spots available are filled. Registration fees for the race are $55 now through July 31

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TENNIS LESSONS through the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 6 - 22. Lessons are available in three age groups — children’s ages 8 - 11, youth ages 12 - 17 and adult ages 18 and older — and teach the basics of tennis like serving, forehand, backhand and other techniques. Classes are at Old Fort Park’s tennis courts from 5 - 6 p.m. (children’s class), 6 - 7 p.m. (youth class) and 7 - 8 p.m. (adult class). Cost is $60. Call Dennis Nipper at 907-2251 or e-mail him at dnipper@ for more information.

THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY’S entire 2009/2010 SunTrust Classical Series is being broadcast weekly on Sunday nights through Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. on WPLN (90.3 FM). Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan D. Valentine says the series “was filled with amazing performances, and this is a great opportunity for fans to hear the concerts they missed or to revisit the concerts they attended but can’t wait to hear again.” For a lineup of weekly broadcasts, visit and click on “music.”

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ntroduce your little one to the wonderful world of ponies. Children ages 4 - 12 can now experience the environment around ponies during the new Giddy Up Pony Camp at Hunters Court Stable (6331 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro). This low-key, five-day camp gently teaches young equine lovers how to groom a pony and create treats for them. They’ll also learn pony trivia, riding basics and more. There is limited enrollment, and the camp takes place from 2 - 4 p.m. Sundays, July 18 - Aug. 15. Cost is $195. Call 896-4189 or visit hunterscourt. com.

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If your child turns fussy during his eye exam when its time to get his eyes dilated, Doctor’s ValuVision and EyeMasters have a convenient new solution. The Optomap Retinal Exam is a low-powered scanning laser that takes a digital scan of the retina in one-quarter of a second, capturing more than 80 percent of it at one time and providing a much larger view of the back of the eye. “Patients, especially mothers with small children, are relieved to learn we can do a comprehensive exam without dilating their eyes,” says Leslie Gunderson, an optometrist at Doctor’s ValuVision. There is a location in Murfreesboro at 115 Mall Circle Drive, Ste. A. Call 895-7090.

Entertainer Bill Cosby and JELL-O are reuniting to launch the brand’s new campaign — Hello JELL-O — and in the effort to bring moments of happiness to people everywhere, they are searching for the best giggle. The Hello JELL-O “Give it a Giggle” tour featuring a mobile recording studio is traveling to 22 cities this summer (Atlanta is the closest its coming to Middle Tennessee on Tuesday, Aug. 17). But, you can audition online, too! Ages 7 and older can upload a video of their best giggle by Tuesday, Aug. 31. Cosby will select the best giggle from the audition pool, and the winner will be featured in a national television spot. To audition online, go to hellojelloaudition. com.

Rutherford County’s Uncle Dave Macon Days comes with a couple of changes this year when it takes place July 9 - 11 at Cannonsburgh (312 Front St., Murfreesboro). Contest fees have been reduced, there is no longer an entry fee for the band contest and individual categories are now free for the first one, $3 for additional categories. Also, for the first time in the event’s 33-year history, ages 13 and older will now pay admission on Friday and Saturday ($5 or $8 for both days; admission for everyone is free on Sunday). The reason for the admission charge is to hire a paid festival director for next year’s festival. For a complete list of events and activities, call 800-716-7560 or visit

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30 Number with “independence”:

11 Number of children who go to camp every summer in the United States:

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Percent who experience moderate to severe homesickness:

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21 Percent of people who apply sunscreen only after they’re in the sun, when it’s often too late:

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children’s hospital set to expand The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently announced a $250 million expansion plan. The first phase is set to begin this fall which will add more acute, neonatal intensive care and medical-surgical beds. There will also be more room to accommodate more physician scientists who care for children at the hospital. The 30,000-square-foot addition will boost the hospital’s capacity to take in more premature babies born at outlying hospitals. Additionally, the new space will allow Children’s Hospital to expand its Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program as well as its Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care and Congenital Heart Disease Programs. Learn more at

high fashion at the frist Introduce your child to a classic era of the fashion world with the Frist Center’s new exhibit, The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947 - 1957. The exhibit takes visitors to the most glamorous fashion houses of Paris and London in the years following World War II. Organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the exhibit is on an international tour, and here’s the really cool thing: the Frist Center is the exhibition’s only stop in the United States! The Golden Age of Couture is on display through Sunday, Sept. 12. The Frist Center is located at 919 Broadway, Nashville. Hours are Mon - Wed and Sat 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thu - Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 1 - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10 adults, free ages 18 and younger. Call 244-3340 or visit

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jimmy olander Diamond Rio’s lead guitarist loves being an older parent. “I enjoy fishing with my boys, backyard camping and watching superhero cartoons,” he says.


s the lead guitarist for Diamond Rio, one of the most successful bands in country music history, Jimmy Olander enjoyed fame, travel and the comfortable existence that comes from hard work and commercial success. But at the tender age of 40, Jimmy and his wife, Claudia, realized that something was missing. With the help of Miriam’s Promise in Nashville, their lives changed forever when they adopted son Max (now 8) and two years later adopted another son, Tank (now 6). Why did you choose to create your family through open adoption? “When we started this process and open adoption was suggested to us,” Jimmy says, “I had all the stereotypical negative reactions you could have. I thought the birth mother would go crazy and want to steal the baby or hit us up for money. I learned that I was the one who was crazy. The truth is, birth moms sacrifice the most for all the right reasons, yet they are judged the harshest.” How much contact do you have with the boys’ birth mothers? “The boys have always known their birth mothers. They know their birth grandparents, their half siblings and aunts and uncles. Tank’s birth mom has been to Titan’s games with us, and we go to his birth half-brother’s birthday parties. When Max’s birth mom lived nearby we’d see her more often. She even came for a sleepover.” How does open adoption benefit Max and Tank? “The identity of who they are will be consistent from the beginning. They know where they came from. There won’t be any trauma with that information because they’ve always known and we can always answer their questions. If Max wants to ask a question about it and he doesn’t like our answer, Jimmy Olander and his family.

we’ll just let him call his birth mom to get another perspective. Our sons know they were never abandoned or unwanted. Their birth moms loved them enough to give them the family they needed. They know that they are loved.” You became a dad at 40. What are the benefits of being an “older” dad? “I really know who I am. I don’t have to figure that out while I’m helping them find their self worth. I had a full adulthood before starting this phase. Now I can enjoy fishing with my boys, backyard camping and watching superhero cartoons.” Who taught you to be good parents? “The nice thing about being older parents is that most of our friends have been through this already, so we pick up all these techniques from family members, our band members and their wives,” says Jimmy. Claudia adds, “I have two sisters, and I’ve learned so much from watching them be parents, how gentle they were, not getting angry, but teaching their children and being nurturing.” How do you respond when the boys act out? “We don’t believe in corporal punishment,” says Jimmy, “so we use timeouts or other consequences like taking away the Wii or DS. But our techniques are different with each boy. They’re individuals and you have to deal with them differently. We give them just enough to turn their behavior around,” he says. You’re a world class guitarist. How are you helping your boys find their talents? “Tank has cerebral palsy that affects his legs, so sports are harder, but he’s very artistic,” says Jimmy. “And he’s about to start horseback riding. His big brother is good at all these sports, so we’re helping him find something that’s for Tank and Tank alone.” “For Max,” says Claudia, “It’s been easy because he’s a sports addict and so am I. He’ll watch any sport, talk about it or play it.” What do the boys like to eat? “Generally, they eat healthy,” Claudia says, “But if it’s a ‘boys night,’” adds Jimmy, “it’s breakfast for dinner and Pringles for breakfast. We’re not letting them eat junk food all the time, but when it’s a ‘just guys’ celebration … anything goes.” What advice would you give someone about adoption? “Adoption is the greatest thing that has ever happened to us,” says Claudia. Jimmy adds, “Don’t let preconceived notions turn you off from investigating open adoption. My life would be completely different if we hadn’t looked into it. I almost feel blessed that we were infertile because if we hadn’t adopted, we wouldn’t have the amazing kids that we have now.” J Deborah Bohn writes Busy Bodies for this publication in addition to celebrity profiles. She lives in Franklin with her family.

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giving back

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ive the gift of life and receive fresh flowers in return during the Rebel Hill Florist blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, July 8. Donors must be at least 16 years old (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. “We look forward to welcoming everyone on July 8,” says Anna Page, owner of Rebel Hill Florist. “We hope to have at least 35 donors and everyone who comes to donate will receive one dozen roses — our way to honor the beauty of giving the gift of life.” Rebel Hill Florist is located at 4821 Trousdale Drive, Nashville. For more information, call 833-8555 or visit

At the 2009 blood drive, 6-year-old Shakira Lukens and her father, Jim Lukens, received a “Thank You for Giving” bouquet from Anna Page, owner of Rebel Hill Florist.

playing by air helps raise cancer awareness

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On July 17 - 18, families can take in festive entertainment while having the opportunity to learn about Middle Tennessee area cancer organizations and services when Playing By Air Productions presents Playing By Air: The Show. The actual show is a fusion of music, circus, theater, juggling and physical comedy, directed by Jacob Weiss, founder of the popular Juggleville shows at Vanderbilt University. Several vendor booths ranging from Gilda’s Club to the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center will be in the lobby to share information about their services with attendees. On Sunday, a portrait photographer will be on hand to take pictures of cancer survivor groups. The event takes place at Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville. The show takes place Sat at 7 p.m., Sun at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $10. Call 888-584-4532 or visit

When high school students in the Metro Nashville Public Schools system return to the classroom in August, some of them will have a new place to learn. Spectrum Academy (SA), located at 1645 Murfreesboro Pike in Nashville, will serve students in grades 9 - 12 who have emotional disturbances, serious behavior issues or developmental disabilities. Students are referred to SA through special education staff at their respective schools, and the new program’s design is to help students who struggle to succeed in a regular classroom setting. Starting off, SA will accommodate up to 48 students with no more than 12 in a class along with one teacher and two aids. “An important component of Spectrum Academy is the use of positive behavior interventions and supports to proactively promote social and academic success,” says Spectrum Chief Operating Officer Gail Debiec. “This creates a positive school culture that inspires studetns to do their best.” To learn more, visit

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add the last two numbers that the pitcher speaks (4 and 2), not the last two numbers in the sequence (5 and 2). Therefore, the answer of “7” that he was tempted to give is incorrect. Batter up. Give it a try…(Next, swap roles and try again.) To add difficulty (like it wasn’t already challenging enough!) have the batter subtract the numbers instead of adding… not hard enough? Try multiplying. Ready for the big leagues? Now make up your own series using double-digit numbers. “Pitcher” calls out...(numbers in purple each exercise)

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what say YOU? My son recently got in trouble for something, and he was so upset about the consequences I imposed that he screamed, “I hate you!” How do I handle this? in with anger, out with love I simply respond by saying, “I’m sorry, but I really love you no matter what.” — Julie Haller, Nashville mother of two

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I’ve heard it from all three of my kids at one time or another. I know in my heart that there is nothing but love for me in their hearts, so I calmly say, “Well, I love you!” I’ve told them to go to their rooms and write down what “hate” means and five reasons they hate me. They are 20, 14 and 12 now; they’ve all said it around age 7. I’ve never got one reason, and two of them did look up “hate” in the dictionary.

next month’s question: My 5-year-old daughter still wets the bed. I’ve tried waking her up during the night to go potty and have cut back on her liquid intake in the evening to no avail. How have other parents dealt with this problem? Submit your answers on our “Forums” page online at

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I recently heard Christian psychologist Kevin Leman speak on this exact topic of how to respond to it. He said when the child is so upset and says these words, do not respond. In fact, completely ignore your child for the time being, regardless of the tantrum or pouting that may follow. Undoubtedly your child will want something very soon like a treat, a toy, TV time, etc. When your child asks for something, simply state, “I don’t think I’m going to let you watch TV right now.” Then calmly explain, “When you said ‘I hate you’ to me, it really hurt my feelings. Your actions have consequences so you will not be watching TV right now.” Even after the child apologizes, thank him for the apology, but stick to the punishment. “Thank you for your apology, but there will still be no TV.” This tough love approach has helped me tremendously being a single parent. I’ve regained authority in my home, am able to control my reactions and the outcome of any behavior issue with my 6-year-old. — Katie Tucker, Murfreesboro

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kids’ health

summer’s stings bees, bites and burns: the fix


ummer’s dog days bring an increase of bug bites and stings, not to mention sunburns, if your child is unprotected. Home remedies can provide relief, but always call your doctor (or go right to the ER) if your child shows signs of an adverse reaction, like swelling, a rash or ring around a spider bite or difficulty breathing. Bee Stings and Spider Bites: • Gently remove any stingers with clean tweezers. Wash the bite area with soap and water two to three times a day until healed. • Apply an ice pack or a cold washcloth. • Provide acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain. Tick Bites: • Always inspect your child’s body after time spent in brushy or wooded areas. • Use tweezers to grasp the tick firmly and pull on the tick until it lets go (do not twist or jerk). • Swab the bite area with alcohol.

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ith eager boys — and parents — gearing up for school football season, we ask at what age should boys begin weight training, and if they are doing it, should parents supplement their diets with extra calories?

According to F. Clark Holmes, M.D., an orthopedic specialist in practice with Nashville Orthopaedic Specialists, “There is not one particular age in which it is safe to begin weight training, but a general rule is to wait until boys reach their teenage years.” Holmes says weight training prior to puberty can result in some strength gains and improved sport performance, but major gains in lean muscle mass result after the initiation of puberty. Young weight lifters should be taught proper technique and should always be supervised by an experienced adult, Holmes advises. “I strongly discourage ‘maxing out,’ or lifting the maximum weight possible for one to three repetitions,” he says. More risky exercises such as bench

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pressing or military/shoulder presses should only be performed with the assistance of a “spotter.” Regarding diet, Holmes says, athletes simply need to maintain wellbalanced diets during weight training. A small increase in protein in the diet during periods of weight-training may maximize muscle gains, experts say. In addition, Holmes adds, an adequate amount of carbohydrates should be consumed one to three hours before and after a workout to ensure the necessary amount of energy to fuel and recover from the workout. But Holmes says dietary supplements are not needed for teenagers with a well-balanced and nutritional diet. — Susan S. Day

More than 10,000 people are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for fireworks related injuries and nearly half of those injuries happen to children under the age of 15. display where you can Leave fireworks to the pros! Attend a community fireworks g without fireworks—bang enjoy their beauty from a safe distance. Have fun celebratin pots and pans, wave glow sticks or throw confetti! these tips: If you do plan to use fireworks at your celebration, follow ✩ Only adults should light fireworks. flammable materials. ✩ Only light one firework at a time on a smooth, flat surface away from any g. ✩ Obey all local laws and follow all instructions and warnings on the packagin ✩ Be sure that all people are clear of the area before lighting fireworks. ✩ Have a hose or water nearby in case of fire. ✩ Only use fireworks outdoors. ✩ Always wear safety glasses when lighting fireworks. ✩ Stay away from a firework that has not gone off —do not try to relight it. ✩ Dispose of fireworks by soaking them in water before placing in the trash. For more information about fireworks and other summer safety tips contact Kohl’s Safety Central at Children’s Hospital by calling 615.936.SAFE (7233) or visit

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family getaway

chattanooga weekending By Susan Swindell Day

Children love getting up close with the many animals at the Tennessee Aquarium.


sudden summer cloudburst found us protected by the covered upstairs deck of Chattanooga’s beloved Boathouse Rotisserie and Raw Bar nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River. It was pure luck. Moments ago we were strolling through the riverside’s pretty Coolidge Park as a unicyclist and joggers passed, and now we watched as a father

The beautiful Chattanooga Riverfront as seen in the autumn.

and son scrambled in the downpour to get the boy’s small bike into the back of their car before slamming themselves in. Soon enough though, the drenching stopped and the sun appeared. Steam began rising from the parking lot below. It is a hot Tennessee summer, after all. We munched appetizers and more ensconced in our Boathouse perch — everything from freshly shucked oysters and hearts of palm salads to house specialties like voodoo chicken with hot pepper dipping sauce — a real treat to say the least. Middle Tennessee has nothing that can possibly compare to dining on the water like this, and well, we just don’t have a waterfront that holds up to the likes of Chattanooga’s. We ate and watched the Southern Bell RIverboat ease on by, gazed longingly at lovely fresh greenways across the river and the historical homes posing proudly there and toasted Dad; this was an early Father’s Day present on Memorial Day weekend before sending our oldest off to camp.

Love the Aquarium Our family has visited Chattanooga numerous times for the Tennessee Aquarium, and we planned to visit again then explore beyond. We started at the River Journey building, a 130,000square-foot building with a massive 400,000-gallon tank of fresh water. Downstairs

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you’ll find a multitude of sea horses, star fish and other spiny creatures and then it’s up the long escalator to the top floor in order to wind down, observing the main tank and ducking into the different exhibits housed along each floor. There are too many wonderful creatures to mention! But first is the Appalachian Cove Forest, exhibiting the mountain sources of the Tennessee River with trout, otters, snakes and more. Next up is the Tennessee River gallery, examining Nickajack and Reelfoot Lakes, which boast turtles, amphibians and more. The Discovery Hall has baby alligators, paddlefish, and the nation’s largest salamander, the hellbender. The Mississipi Delta holds red-bellied turtles and alligators in the swamp. Next is the Mississippi River exhibit which details its exit into the Gulf of Mexico. There, we eyed moray eels, snapper, stingrays, barracudas and numerous species of fish. Next door to the River Journey building is Ocean Journey’s 60,000-square-foot facility and an even larger 700,000-gallon saltwater tank. Again, we went up, up, up to make our way down, seeing amazing animals like a giant Pacific octopus, giant spider crab and myriad tentacled jellyfish in the exotic Boneless Beauties gallery. The sand tiger sharks in the Secret Reef delighted my youngest and the Penguins’ Rock exhibit featuring Gentoo and Macaroni penguins was fun; several of the females nested while their mates delivered rocks in a show of paternal support. We always love touching the small sting rays in the touch tanks and the butterfly

The wonderful city only two hours from Nashville offers plenty for families to enjoy for a weekend stay or longer.

My kids test their strength and bravery at Ruby Falls ZIPstream.

house is a fun diversion to all of the aquatic themes. Be sure to observe the cocoon beds where countless species are working their way into the world. The Tennessee Aquarium has plenty and more for all to see. Give yourselves plenty of time and enjoy it.

Ruby Falls Zipstream and Lookout Mountain The relatively new trend sweeping the nation are ropes courses and zip lines. My older kids really wanted to try this, so we headed to Ruby Falls on Lookout Mountain. The ZIPstream — located outdoors and adjacent to the Ruby Fall’s entrance — is made up of three self-directed courses: Green and Blue Diamond for ages 11 and older and Orange Diamond for ages 6 - 10. The Green and Blue courses include high-wire elements such as ladders, nets, walkways, bridges and tunnels that test your bravery and stamina as you go, with each course finishing with a fast zip line. Before you enter the course, a qualified Adventure Guild staff member helps you get geared up with your continuous belay system (it keeps you securely connected to the safety cable the entire time you are on the course) and teaches you how to use the system as you maneuver your way through the obstacles high above in the trees. My children used muscles they didn’t know existed, and came face to face with ... themselves. There was one boy ahead of our group whose fear overwhelmed him. He had to be lowered to the ground with a guide when he determined to freeze and not move a step further. My three finished both courses one hour later and emerged valiant for the effort, although they were serious and concentrated on the course and more than once I detected tense jaws. My youngest participated on the child’s course — designed to keep little ones occupied so parents can challenge themselves on the harder ones — and he had fun, although there is no zip line on this course as it is low to the ground. Still, he would have liked that! My big kids learned something that day about themselves: It is me in the world, and I have to get through by myself. I like that. I like that they were challenged this way. Courses like the Ruby Falls ZIPstream and others like it are helping to build character in the participants who go! After the ZIPstream, we grabbed cold drinks then drove around on the massively beautiful Lookout Mountain, stopping to take in the antiquated Battle for Chattanooga exhibit in the small but fascinating-for-kids gift shop

just outside Point Park. Afterward, we wound through the mountain, again among some of the most beautiful real estate I’ve ever seen with breathtakingly beautiful views. Mom and Dad liked that a lot.

Always Plenty to Do A weekend in Chattanooga is nice since it’s only two hours from home, but there’s plenty to do if you can stay longer. As always, The Children’s Discovery Museum is a must for the littlest visitors. We had an immensely obscene breakfast at the City Cafe Diner (open 24 hours!), moseyed around on the lovely North Shore where we again admired the Chattanooga riverfront and wished we could stay longer ... next time! J Susan Swindell Day is editor in chief of this publication. She has four children. Explore Chattanooga’s rich Lookout Mountain history.

Chattanooga points of interest Battles for Chattanooga 1110 East Brow Road Lookout Mtn. 423-821-2812 Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Drive 423-622-0162

Creative Discovery Museum 321 Chesnut St. 423-756-2738 Ruby Falls Zipstream Tennessee Aquarium One Broad St. 800-262-095

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wo popular family theme parks that are fun destinations — Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon — offer new attractions this year, and we’re giving away two family four packs to each park. New at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind., is the Wildebeest, the world’s longest water coaster, boasting a one-third mile track providing two-and-a-half soaking minutes of hills, drops, twists and turns. At Beech Bend, in Bowling Green, Ky., is a new 275,000 gallon wave pool serving as the centerpiece of an expansion in Splash Lagoon, which also features an 1,100-foot-long lazy river connected to the wave pool along with a new four-story play structure. The structure features a tropical theme with toucans, surf

boards, tiki statues and palm trees. In addition to the water park expansion, Beech Bend has two new rides in the amusement park: Family Tea Cup and a Quad Runner children’s ride. If hanging with critters gets your kids excited, then register to win one of two family four packs of tickets to Nashville Zoo just in time for its popular Ice Day event on Saturday, July 24. Finally, Olde Worlde Theatre launches its production of Little Red Riding Hood at The Belcourt on Saturday, July 24 with shows continuing on July 31 and Aug. 7. We’re giving away a pair of tickets for each performance. To register for any of theses prizes, visit and click on “Giveaways” in the “Activities” tab. Find more great things to win this month through our Big Giveaway 2010 on page 58.

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While medical experts have made great strides in care for the smallest babies, very premature newborns are at high risk for breathing problems, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and vision or hearing loss.

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birthing ANXIETIES

How does a new mother ease the worries and woes of the unknown about her baby’s delivery?


t’s no wonder pregnancy makes some women nervous. Life is about

$16.95). These buried feelings can actually affect the way you feel about your

to change in a huge way, and, in the meantime, there’s a baby growing

upcoming birth and even how you’ll adjust to motherhood, leading to a major

inside whose well-being she feels utterly responsible for. And, of

case of angst.

course, that child is going to have to come out somehow! “Most moms don’t recognize that fear sabotages the experience of

“The nine months of pregnancy are a great opportunity to really look at yourself under a microscope and work through old memories or feelings

labor and birth,” says Sharon Said, a hypnobirthing instructor. “It really takes

that can get in the way of your birth experience,” Tornetta says. Journaling,

away from the joy and the empowerment of the experience.”

meditation, and visualization exercises can help you bring memories and

Whether it’s the first baby or the fourth, a natural birth or a C-section, it’s absolutely normal to feel uneasy about giving birth. Fortunately, it’s possible to replace those nerves with calmer thoughts. Here’s how.

emotions to the surface so you can deal with them before you go into labor. Said agrees and recommends that expecting moms (and dads) make an inventory of not only their fears, but also their beliefs and what they feel they just don’t understand about birth.

Look Inward “Humans have what is called a reptile brain — it holds memories that we may not be able to consciously bring to mind, but that our subconscious

Let It Out “I was completely freaked out by the idea of having an episiotomy and was

remembers,” says Giuditta Tornetta, doula and author of Painless Birth: An

having a lot of anxiety over it,” says Nashville mother Jennifer Herman. “On a

Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Childbirth (Cumberland House;

friend’s advice, I asked my OB/GYN point blank what his episiotomy rate was, (please turn the page)


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baby pages and I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that he doesn’t think they are necessary very often. Just having that piece of information, I really felt like I could relax and look forward to labor.” The moral of this story? If something’s bothering you, talk to your care provider about how you’re feeling.

myself all stressed out that the same thing might happen to me.” Firestein advises patients to beware of fixating on the negative. “It’s good to talk to other mothers,” he says, “but bring your OB into the conversation for clarification and facts.” Just like a scary campfire story, he says, birth stories are often loaded with “embellishments.”

“Most new-mother concerns stem from the unkown,” says Scott

“I don’t think you can be overprepared,” says Said, “but try not to set

Firestein, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN who has delivered more than

things in stone. Focus on the birth you want, not on the birth you don’t want.”

2,500 babies. He adds that education is empowering for expectant mothers

She explains that in the hypnobirthing technique, mothers use guided imagery

and their partners. “When we see patients, we see them often, so we’re

to envision the birth they want and to weed out negative thoughts. But it’s not

able to educate them throughout their entire pregnancy,” he says. Firestein

a tool of self-deception, says Said. “You’re still prepared for the possibility to

encourages his patients to take childbirth education classes and to take a tour

make choices.” But you’ll be able to make the best and safest choices for you

of the hospital’s birthing facility. “Just seeing the staff at work and the place

and your baby.

itself will alleviate some anxiety, he says” Firestein points out that having a good working relationship with your

Stop Those Scary Stories

care provider is essential, so that he will sense that you have concerns and

There’s something about being pregnant that makes people clamor to tell their

questions that you might be hesitant to bring up. He encourages patients to

own tales of 30-hour labor or the epidural that didn’t work. But listening to

come to their appointments armed with a notebook full of questions, and he

delivery horror stories doesn’t do much for you besides foster fear. When you

will often make his own notes in the pages as well. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. “You need a doctor or midwife that you

feel a birth story coming on, Said recommends you put up your hand, smile and ask if this is going to be a positive and encouraging story. If not, invite the

trust completely,” says Said, adding that if you are afraid to ask questions and

tale-teller to share the story after your baby is born. “You can make a joke of

express concerns, you’re going to be afraid of labor. You’ll likely find that your

it and tell them that your baby is listening,” she says. Another strategy might

doctor not only has the answer to your question, but will also have additional

be to look for the lesson or piece of wisdom in a negative tale.

information to put your fears at ease. Firestein says that many of his patients come to see him with a very detailed birth plan, and are usually pleasantly

Learn to Relax

surprised to discover that most of what they want in a birthing experience is a

Relaxing over childbirth may sound easier said than done, and for some it

part of what the hospital already does.

is a learning process. Self-care methods for increasing your calm are well

If your care provider doesn’t have the answer, or you are uncomfortable

worth the effort. Invest your time in prenatal yoga classes (as many as you

with the answer he gives you, you have every right to find other options.

can) and pregnancy relaxation CDs (at least three times a day). You have to

There are many choices available, and it’s important to create a birth plan

consistently practice in order to reap any benefits.

that works best for you and your baby. After all, the parenting journey begins

Personal rituals can work wonders, too. Try a hot-water bottle or

with your pregnancy — it’s your responsibility to make sure you have the birth

microwaveable hot pack on achy spots, enjoy pregnancy teas, or give

you want. “We want a good experience for the mom and her support partner,”

yourself belly massages with oil or lotion scented with lavender. Individually,

says Firestein. “When you’re able to communicate before birth, it’s easier on

these help you connect with your different senses and your own body

the mom; there’s so much less to worry about.”

wisdom. Together, they create the consistent self-care practices that make a measurable impact on the wellness of your pregnancy. And along the way,

Prepare … Positively! For a lot of women, labor- and birth-related fears come from not knowing

you’ll learn just how strong you are. “A new mom will feel like a tigress,” says Said about the birthing

what’s going to happen. And although you can’t script your birth experience

experience. “She’s empowered and knows she will make an excellent

down to the last detail, it will help to have a clear, physiological understanding

mommy.” J

of what your body and your baby do while you’re in labor. Take birthing classes and read a good book or two. Just make sure you don’t focus too much on what can go wrong. “During my pregnancy, I was drawn to scary medical shows like Maternity Ward,” says Franklin mom Sarah Eamo, “but after watching them I’d find

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Meagan Francis experienced pre-labor anxiety with all four of her babies. She’s the author of The Everything Health Guide to Postpartum Care and also writes for Parenting magazine.

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Managing routines looks different at each phase in our children’s lives. For younger children, a visual aid supports routines and can take many forms. For older children, a central checklist can suffice. Teens are able to discuss routines around issues such as chores or homework, come up with solutions, and come to an agreement. For some families, writing and displaying the agreement is helpful. For others, a verbal agreement serves the purpose. Work with older children to get clarity and specific agreements, for example, “Chores will be done by 8:00 pm and before any television or video games are turned on.” Remember to approach the process with respect and openness. Children, like all of us, are more inclined to follow guidelines that they helped create. Once created, the routine chart can take the place of nagging reminders from us parents. Instead of constant instructions, we can ask, “What does the chart say that we need to do now?” or “It’s almost 8:00, what was our agreement about chores?” Parenting can be challenging as well as joyful work. In difficult moments, what we need are tools—tools that work. Having a toolbox filled with kindness and firmness makes our journey along this path more pleasant and productive.

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Eccentrique Backbone Dance Theatre (EBDT), a locally owned and operated Performing Arts Center located in Franklin, TN, is beginning its summer session from June 7th. EBDT is faith-based, offering its students a variety of dance styles such as Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Adult Fitness, Bhangra and Contemporary Dance, while being mindful of appropriate dress and musical choices. With its economical fees and patient and knowledgeable teachers, EBDT is successful at creating a family-friendly and multi-generational learning atmosphere. Levels range from beginner to advanced and from child to adult. Additionally, EBDT offers a degree of ethnic diversity within the Creative Movement classes in place for 2 5 year-olds to help them become familiar with body movement, posture, spatial awareness and class structure. There is also a program designed specifically for the adult learner, which focuses on fitness of both the brain and body. One student says, “This place is different from any other studio I have been to. You can feel the love when you walk through the door.” Here, the class sizes are small to allow for greater interaction between teacher and student, thus producing more technically sound dancers. EBDT stands out because it is a non-recital school with small classes eccentrique backbone dance theatre

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and 8-10 week sessions. This is what a lot of parents are looking for. Director Bryn Johnson says, “It is important for us to reach as many people as we can. We don’t want anyone who has the desire to learn dance to be left out because it’s too expensive or because they think they aren’t flexible or musical enough. All that takes training.” Artistic Director Jazz Johnson is even skilled at handling children with learning disabilities. Where some teachers may simply place these kids in the back, Jazz responds with an understanding heart as she herself has struggled with a disability that made learning dance and remembering choreography difficult. Johnson says, “I know what these kids are going through. It will take a little more time and a little more focus, but they can do anything.” At EBDT, the focus is on developing technique rather than competition, making students better prepared for college level training and to work with professional dance companies. Whether your goal is to dance professionally or merely for recreation, EBDT is the perfect environment to begin or renew all of your dancing dreams. To learn more about EBDT’s schedule and fees, please call 615-599-7003 or visit the website at Jazz Johnson, Artistic Director 107 Confederate Dr., Ste 2 Franklin, TN 37064 615-599-7003

Another school year; Help your child learn better. 1. Question: What is the most common cause 4. Question: What about kids with ADD/ of learning struggles? Answer: While genetics, inadequate instruction and low motivation can contribute to learning and reading difficulties, science confirms that by far, the most common root cause of learning struggles is underlying cognitive skill weakness.

2. Question: What are cognitive skills?

Answer: Cognitive skills are the underlying tools that enable kids to successfully focus, think, prioritize, plan, understand, visualize, remember and create useful associations, and solve problems.

3. Question: What causes dyslexia and other forms of learning disabilities? Answer: A 10-year study by the National Institute of Health found that 88% of learning-to-read difficulties resulted from weak phonemic awareness, (the ability to blend, segment and analyze sounds)

ADHD? Answer: With the right program, most children who have been labeled as having ADHD, ADD or other learning disabilities can improve and about half the students no longer require medication after completion of a LearningRx program.

5. Question: How do you determine which

cognitive skills are strong and which are weak? Answer: A professional cognitive skills test is the only way to pinpoint the exact cause of learning problems.

6. Question: Is there anything parents can do at home to help? Answer: Parents and teachers can watch for common traits that children with weak cognitive skills often display, including: • Difficulty paying attention • Poor test scores, grades or reading comprehension

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• Poor memory • Difficulty organizing activity • Poor study and work habits • Taking a long time to complete tasks • Disinterest (or dislike) in school Parents can take a full online evaluation at to help them further identify their child’s weak cognitive skills.

7. Question: What is your cognitive (brain)

training and what does it look like at LearningRx? Answer: We do for the mind what exercise does for the body and improve the brain’s ability to process information in any subject while increasing confidence. We provide non-academic, one-on-one training procedures that quickly strengthen the brain’s core mental abilities (i.e. processing speed, attention, memory, auditory and visual processing, and reasoning). These key skills are every student’s foundation for successful learning, and if overlooked, can create lifelong problems.

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rescription compounding offers a wide range of options for children who are not big fans of taking medications. A significant percentage of children either are not physically able to take medications in a traditional dosage form, or they simply refuse to take a medication due to taste or inability to swallow a tablet or capsule. ReevesSain pharmacists offer many unique solutions to these often frustrating problems. We all know that a child’s worst nightmare is the mention of inserting a suppository, and if a child is very ill, they are not always able to swallow

a tablet or liquid. Topical compounded cream that is applied to the wrist for nausea and vomiting is an answered prayer for many parents. Soothing relief from a very irritated throat due to illness or tonsil

removal can be found in our anesthetic lollipops, and poison ivy and sunburn woes can vanish with our specially tailored creams and gels. Diaper rash can be a miserable, prolonged problem for an infant, and Reeves Sain offers

an excellent prescription alternative to standard over the counter products that treats diaper rash quickly and effectively. These few examples of compounding solutions just scratch the surface as to the extraordinary ways Reeves Sain can help you take care of your family. Reeves-Sain Drug Store is located in Murfreesboro at 1801 Memorial Blvd. Celebrating 30 years of business, Reeves-Sain is known for comprehensive retail pharmacy services, including compounding and immunizations. Our soda shoppe is famous for milkshakes and homemade treats, and our gift shoppe is filled with traditional finds for mother and child. Reeves-Sain also offers MediPACK prescription packaging, medical supplies, respiratory care, infusion and enteral care and long-term pharmacy care.

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WHAT IS EVERYONE’S FAVORITE TOY? Stuffed animals, of course! From ba- Do you have baby gifts? by’s first lovey to a gift for that very special someone no matter what age, for a friend in need, and even for yourself, stuffed animals are the top choice! I’ve loved stuffed animals forever, and so has my son. Every child needs a stuffed buddy to love. They are a great way to celebrate any occasion! They last a really long time, and many today are even machine washable! Plush Puppy To Go is an online shopping experience located in Murfreesboro. We have a HUGE selection of quality stuffed animals of all varieties. We only carry the best brands, and this assures you of a top quality product. We carry Gund (Gotta Getta Gund), Douglas (THE Cuddle Toy), Russ Berrie (Love Someone), jellycat London (without a doubt, the world’s most sophisticated toys), Zoobie Pets (play, sleep, love), Yomiko, GIANTMicrobes. All of these are award-winning companies with worldwide recognition.

Yes, we have pages and pages of baby items! Perfect shower gifts, lost lovey, learning toys, and just for fun buddies. We specialize in lost lovey replacement!

What kinds of animals do you have? We have about 50 different dog breeds and a bunch of different cats, horses, and bears. We have farm animals, jungle creatures, sea animals, birds, and puppets. We have Sesame Street puppets and plush, Message Bears, and even a few unicorns and mermaids. Veggie Tales are coming this Fall!

Can I come to your store? Sorry, we don’t have a store. We’re just online, but this is to your advantage! You don’t have to leave your home to find just

what you want. You can shop anytime, day or night! We offer pickup in North Murfreesboro, but we ship USPS everywhere else. Your biggest advantage is that you get your purchases within a day or two, without having to pay for priority shipping. You can help support our economy in Tennessee by purchasing locally.

Can I send a gift to someone? Sure! We ship around the world, and we will include a hand-written card with your message. We don’t gift wrap, but your gift will arrive inside a box, in a clear plastic bag with tissue paper above and below it. Plush Puppy To Go is a division of Kathy’s Kreations Enterprises, Inc. by Kathy Daniel – owner

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ultimate fun guide Summer should be a blast for kids! Why not enjoy it with them? We’ve compiled a great list of super-fun options to make your July the best one ever!

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There may be several ways to conquer summer’s swelter in Middle Tennessee, but none are quite as fun as the wonderful water world at Nashville Shores. During the past couple of years, the park has gone through a few major expansions, revitalizing the now popular family destination. Nineteen attractions fill the grounds now ranging from water slides to wading pools to jet ski rentals and two exciting new additions this season: Castaway Creek is a delightful 1,000-foot-long lazy river — it’s the first in Middle Tennessee, and the widest in the state, boasting 17 feet from side to side. Grab a tube (or float on your back) and let the current pull you around the river. It takes about six minutes to go all the way around, and along the journey, riders can get extra wet thanks to a couple of cool waterfalls and several sprayers along the course. It’s a great way to cool off and chill! Then there’s the Breaker Bay Wave Pool. When this 25,000-square-foot baby cranks up and starts roaring, it simulates an ocean experience. A WaveTek system produces five different patterns with rolling waves up to four feet high. Again, guests can go at it alone or grab a tube to ride the waves. The pool operates 10 minutes on/10 minutes off. Believe me, as fun as it is, 10 minutes of the strong current is a lot. Both the new attractions have brought Nashville Shores to an entire new level of fun; you won’t want to miss out on it this summer. Also this month, Nashville Shores offers Dive-In Movies on the beach every Friday at 8:30 p.m. The lineup includes Jaws (July 9), Star Trek (July 16), Monsters vs. Aliens (July 23) and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (July 30). Movies are free with park admission. Operating hours in July are Sun - Thu 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (open until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 4), Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission is $28.99 for guests 48 inches and taller, $23.99 for guests 47 inches or shorter, free ages 2 and younger. Season passes are $69.99. 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage. For more info, call 889-7050 or visit

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2. Explore Amazing Feats of Aging

7. Experience Pied Piper Creamery

This interactive exhibit at the Adventure Science Center explores the mysteries of aging on display through Monday, Sept. 6. Check out the wondrous achievements made by humans and animals as part of this biological process. 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 862-5160;

East Nashville’s only full-service ice cream parlor, the homemade ice cream comes in 147 flavors such as “Here He is, the Muffin Man” (blueberry muffin), and the classic “Vanilla Ice, Ice Baby,” which they change daily. 114 South 11th St., Nashville;

3. Get creative at All Fired Up

8. Toy fun at Phillips

Tucked away in Hillsboro Village, All Fired Up is a paint-your-own-pottery studio for artists of all levels. It’s a great way to creatively kill a few hours and walk away with a priceless souvenir. Pick your unglazed clay piece (everything small to large from $3 - $500 and paint it. For a small studio fee, All Fired Up provides paint, brushes, stencils and kiln firing. Pick up your finished project in a few days! 1813 21st Ave S., Nashville; 463-8887.

4. Chill with a homemade popsicle from Las Paletas This locally owned gourmet popsicle shop has more flavors than you can imagine, including wild cards like Pineapple Chili, Avocado and Rice. With a constantly rotating list of flavors, you can try something new each time you stop in. Every $2.50 frozen bar is made with whole fruits and fresh ingredients and is worth every penny. 2907 12th Ave., S., Nashville; 386-2101.

5. Hop Around at the Nashville Zoo Always a great day trip for kids, in addition to the animals housed on the grounds, it also features one of the largest kid’s jungle gyms around. Cool off in the Unseen World exhibit with frogs, bugs and more, and if you are looking for really chilly zoo fun, head over on Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Ice Day! 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 8341534 or

6. Soar through the woods on an Eco-Adventure Canopy Zip Tour Adventurous families unafraid of heights can sail through the air on steel cables, secured in a safety harness and attached to a zip pulley system. Guides point out native trees, plants and wildlife. All ages can participate. Kingston Springs;

Phillips Toy Mart’s aisles are stocked with classic toys unavailable elsewhere and more. They have Lionel trains, Legos, kites, Frisbees, Middleton dolls, wooden toys and trains, Breyer, Corolle dolls, and hundreds of other toys. 5207 Harding Road, Nashville; 352-5363;

9. Beat the heat at Wave Country Located in Two Rivers Park (two picnic shelters are reservable by calling 862-8408), Wave Country has a wave pool, slides and the big 80-foot long one with a 40-foot drop. Pop over Monday through Thursday between 3 and 5 p.m. when kids’ admission is half price. 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy, Nashville; 885-1052;

10. Frolic in the fountains at the Bicentennial Mall Put on swimsuits and head to the Capitol for an afternoon of free water-play. Teach your kids that the 31 vertical water fountains represent each of the predominant waterways in Tennessee. Afterward, play geography tag on a massive 200-foot map of the state carved into the concrete.

11. Drum or dance at the Global Education Center The Center offers a variety of dance and music classes from different cultures around the world: Swing Dance, Chinese Dance for Children, Guinea Style Djembe Class, Agentine Tango, Lindy Hop. Drop in any day for fun. 4822 Charlotte Pike, Nashville; 292-3023; (please turn the page)

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ST-DO UN THINGS U S D I M K H W I T F 12. Get jumpy!

18. Blue Heron’s Cruises

25. Ice skate in the cold!

Pump It Up in Brentwood (7104 Crossroad Blvd., Ste 128, 37027; 373-8340; offers “Pop-In Playtime” from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mondays through Friday and most afternoons in summer from 2 - 4 p.m. for $7 per child. Open Bounce times are also at BounceU (two locations: 2990 Disco Drive in Nashville or 1222 Park Ave. in Murfreesboro;; Jumper’s Playhouse at 6600 New Nashville Hwy., Smyrna,; Jump Zone at 1725 Columbia Ave., Franklin; 866-2021;; Kids Party Jumps at 134 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville; 862-8010.

Family-friendly fun aboard a 24-passenger pontoon boat oozes summertime. Pick between seven cruises ranging from 90 minutes to three-and-a-half hours through scenic wildlife refuge and gorgeous Tennessee countryside.

Switch climates, bundle up and go ice-skating at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville (222 25th Ave. North) Public skate sessions are available weekly — check the schedule at, or head to A-Game Sports in Franklin (215 Gothic Court) for weekly public skate sessions. Visit the online calendar at index_e.html for times.

13. Love the Earth at Warner Park Nature Center Located below the Learning Center, the Nature Play area features a cedar wood playhouse, a stone wall in one corner, and two dirt piles (one with a slide that plops kids into a huge sand pit!) Plus, go on a free park excursion. 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 352-6299 or visit wpnc/index.asp.

14. Cook at Young Chefs Academy Cooking events are available for ages 3 and older: weekly cooking classes, weekend workshops, educational field trips and more. 99 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood, Ste. 700, 371-5151,

15. Explore Chihuly World-renowned hand-blown glass sculptor Dale Chihuly’s spectacular creations are exhibited throughout the botanical garden at Cheekwood through October 31, 2010. It may be cooler (and even more awesome) to see the displays illuminated at night. 1200 Forrest Park Drive; 356-8000,

16. Fly a kite at Centennial Nashville’s Centennial Park is a perfect kite-flying destination. Also stroll around the lake and hit up the playground. Visit the massive Athena statue in the Parthenon — one of the largest indoor sculptures in the Western world! 2500 West End Ave., Nashville;

17. Go ape at Monkey’s Treehouse This large, super-clean indoor playground lets kids explore a giant treehouse, sandbox, grocery store, art area, puppet theatre, tumble area and creative games and crafts. TV and Internet for parents are also a draw. 8074 Hwy 100, Nashville; 646-5002; the

19.Yummy at Sweet Ce-Ce’s Stop into Sweet Ce-Ce’s for a deliciously homemade cup of frozen yogurt. CeCe’s offers flavors like Red Velvet Cake, Pistachio and Pecan Praline, all fat-free and under 200 calories. Locations in Brentwood, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

20. Get hands-on at ArtQuest Located on the upper level of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the ArtQuest gallery has 30 exciting stations where kids can learn, make prints and collages, paint, sketch and more. The stations change out periodically, so there is always something new to explore. 919 Broadway, Nashville, 244-3340;

21. Float your boat with Tip-a-Canoe Travel safely while enjoying gorgeous sights along the Harpeth in a private canoe. One of the oldest and most trusted canoe and kayak rentals in Tennessee, Tip-a-Canoe is locally owned and operated with trainers on hand and all the necessary supplies for rent. Pack snacks and go! Reserve a canoe by calling 800-550-5810;

22. Ham it up at NCT For kids who love the spotlight, summer camps at Nashville Children’s Theatre are just the thing. Kids learn to be comfortable with their voices, bodies and ideas. Visit for more information.

23. Stargaze at Dyer Observatory The mega-popular reservations-only Open House Telescope Nights on Thursdays at Fridays happen at one of the highest peaks in the area. Space Science Camp for seventh and eighth graders is July 26 - 30. Go to to look at the event calendar. The Observatory’s physical address is 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood.

24. Visit the Discovery Center Fun includes the Water Works exhibit where kids can pour, squirt and float things to their heart’s content and 20 acres of natural wetlands at the Discover Center at Murfree Springs in Murfreesboro. Maybe you’ll see a heron or an otter! 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 890-2300;

26. Be a Mystery Train detective This passenger train ride puts you in the action on a 1950s murder mystery unfolding before your eyes. Tennessee’s Central Railway Museum offers two Murder Mystery Trips this month on July 10 and 24 — fun for the whole family. 220 Willow St., Nashville; 244-9001;

27. Wear PJs to the Drive-in Head to the Stardust Drive-In in Watertown (310 Purple Tiger Drive) for classic family fun. Showing first-run family flicks and offering up classic concession fare, call the movie line to learn what’s playing at 237-0077 and check out the in-depth Web site for more info at

28. Climb on the Dragon Fanny Mae Dees Park, affectionately known as “Dragon Park,” is unique for the massive, brightly colored mosaic dragon sculpture that never fails to mesmerize. 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville.

29. High-tech tag at Laser Quest Boys and girls love this a futuristic combination of tag and hide-n-seek played in a huge, multi-level arena with specialty lighting, fog, and pounding music. Groups are recommended. 166 2nd Ave. N., Nashville; 30. Scale a rock wall With one of the largest indoor climbing walls, Climb Nashville’s 40-foot tall imitation boulder challenges determination and physical strength. Climb Nashville has 12,000 feet of climbing surface that can accommodate all levels of ability. 3630 Redmon St., Ste. 1, Nashville; 463-7625; climbnashville. com.

31. Flip’em at the Pfunky Griddle Situated in the heart of Berry Hill, this unique eatery lets you flip your own flapjacks on the griddle at your table! Create your own by choosing from two different batters and a variety of traditional and not-so-conventional toppings. Closed Mondays. 2800 Bransford Ave., Nashville. 298-2088. (please turn to page 56) Sara Estes is a writer living in Nashville.

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Training for the Better Half YMCA Women’s Half Marathon Training Program

Join other women in training for this September’s Women’s Half Marathon while raising money for a great local cause! • Training led by nationally certified YMCA personal trainers • Weekly group runs and motivational tips • Free guest pass to cross-train at the Y Sign up at your local Y or go to to get more information. Proceeds benefit YMCA Restore Ministries, providing hope and healing to overcome life’s issues. Learn more at



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Baby Sprinkles Splish Splash Pool

Ages 18 - 24 months; $34.99

Introduce your little ones to water play with this playground featuring several activities. Everyone gets wet via a soft stream of sprinkles and tots will have a splashing good time with the starfish stackers and whale slide. Manley Toys, available at

Big Curve Plunge Water Slide Ages 5 - 8; $399.99

Kids can slide down the giant curved slide and cool off in the oversized pool before having fun with the built-in basketball activity center or nailing their friends with the waterblasting cannon. A continuous airflow blower is included, and the device inflates in less than two minutes. Banzai, available at

Ultimate Beach Ball Sprinkler

Ages 1-and-a-half and older; $17.99 This 88-inch beach ball has four spray heads to create gigantic fun for little ones. Inflate, attach to your garden hose and let the fun begin! Little Tikes, littletikes. com.

Cannonball Splash Water Slide Ages 5 - 12; $39.99

This six-foot, inflated water slide attaches to a seven-foot splash pool to allow kids to slide and splash until their heart’s content. An inflatable body board is also included for extra cushion — it also makes you slide easier and faster. Banzai,

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest runs July 1 - 31, 2010. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age to enter and a resident of Bedford, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson Counties. One winner per household. Enter at,,, or, or by mailing a 3x5 postcard with the prize you wish to register for, your name, mailing address and phone number to Big Giveaway, Nashville Parent Magazine, 2270 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228. Winners will be drawn at random and notified no later than August 15, 2010.

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9050 Carothers Pkwy., Franklin, TN 37067 615-224-0770 • Half Day of Peace. Choose from either our signature customized European facial or an hour-long Swedish massage, snack, spa manicure and pedicure. Approximately three hours.

5003 Crossings Circle, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 615-533-4125 • Win an Oral-B Triumph 5000 toothbrush. Removes 99.7% of plaque and has five brushing modes to provide superior cleaning and gum health. A $139.99 value.

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615-788-1878 • Unique birth announcements! Pick your favorite cover, customize colors and information. Pick five sheets in any combination of 8.5x11, 4x6 or wallet size. View samples online.

7907-J Old Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37221 615-662-8553 • Win a week of dance camp. Learn dances inspired by the camp theme and make a craft. Camps conclude with a mini performance for family and friends.

Adams Pediatric Dentistry

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate

4515 Harding Road, Ste. 114, Nashville, TN 37205 615-297-7597 • Win a pediatric dental check-up and cleaning. We are a fatherson team caring for kids since 1977.

1911 Business Campus Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37129 • 615-890-6755 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 • 615-893-6003 Three months of karate training. Includes uniform, t-shirt, belt exam, study guide, private lessons, bully-buster classes, stranger/danger classes and more. A $477 value.

Adventure Science Center

800 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203 615-862-5160 • Win a family pass for four.

Bounce U of Murfreesboro

Ashley Segroves Photography

208 3rd Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37201 615-248-7815 • Win a custom photo session for a new mother with Ashley Segroves, the Best of Parenting 2009 award-winning portrait photographer. Includes one 8x10 custom print. A $435 value.

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1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-893-8386 • Val-U birthday party for up to nine bouncers. One hour of bouncing and 30 minutes in your private party room. Paper products, invitations and drinks included. Murfreesboro location only.

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2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 615-255-1422 • Win a full day at the Summer Create and Bounce Camp. Good only at the Nashville location. Bounce U of Nashville – the ultimate play experience for kids.

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615-865-5336 • Win a free costume rental from Nashville’s top source for children’s parties, costume rentals and bounces.

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Brentwood Dental Pediatrics

2227-B Southpark Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 615-893-4567 • Six-month membership for our Olympic Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and Kidz Peak Performance classes. A $650 value. Does not include the after school or summer camp.

105 Powell Court, #100, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-373-4047 • Win a free pediatric teeth cleaning.

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4636 Lebanon Pike, #118, Hermitage, TN 37076 615-504-8117 • Win one of two $50 certificates good for registration to any Saturday Lego Workshop. Or use it towards a 2011 summer day camp registration.

805 Tennessee Blvd., Lebanon, TN 37087 615-547-0006 Win a weekday party at Middle Tennessee’s #1 party location for indoor jumps, outdoor water slides, party rooms and hours of fun.


Creative Me Gymnastics

300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-590-7596 • Win a Willy Wonka gift basket that includes Gobstoppers, SweeTarts, Nerds, Wonka Bars, Laffy Taffy and many more items. What a great Wonka experience.


The Changing Times

4208 Old Hillsboro Road, Ste. 2, Franklin, TN 37064 615-310-5723 • Win a Blueberry One Size Deluxe Pocket Diaper, Dimpleskins Naturals Bum Bum Balm (diaper rash cream) and a Drybees bag.

The dancer’s E.D.G.E.

871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna, TN 37167 (615-4595512 • Win a free month of gymnastic classes. A $60 value.


The Dancer’s E.d.g.e

5024 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-377-0272 • Win four one-hour classes. Includes registration fee.

Deer Run Retreat

3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179 615-794-2918 • $100 Deer Run Bucks that can be used as credit for a day or overnight retreat or summer camp, bed and breakfast guest rooms or merchandise.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 615-356-8000 • Win a family membership. A beautiful 55-acre property awaits Dennis Scott’s Kidshow you year-round with changing gardens to explore, multiple 615-309-8688 • green hills’ upscale art exhibitions to discover and ongoing classes for adults and The popular kids CD Silly Car Songs, produced by two-time resale boutique children to enjoy. Grammy winner Dennis Scott. The collection features 15 fun We carry top brands! songs that kids can’t get enough of.

Chloe’s Closet a children’s boutique & gift shop Located at 6517 Highway 41-A South in Pleasant View at Pleasant View Academy Under the Green Awning

615-636-6402 Clothing from birth to age 12. • Kissy Kissy • Biscotti • Haven Girl • over 60 shoe styles

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6517 Hwy 41-A S, Pleasant View, TN 37146 615-636-6402 • Kalencom Midi Coated Buckle Diaper Bag. Roomy bag is easy to get into and easy to clean. Includes fold-out, padded diaper changing pad.

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2210 Crestmoor, Nashville, TN 37215 615-279-1994 • A $50 gift card will go a long way at Green Hills’ premier, couture consignment shop. A unique mix of clothing and accessories.

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Divas and Dudes, The Family Salon

931-626-6212 • Win beautiful scrapbook papers, clear acrylix stamp sets and coordinating embellishments. Close to My Heart is the leader in the industry – you will see why. A $150 value.

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Win a Glamour Girl party. Girls dress up, get their hair, make up and nails done, and model their fashion down the runway.

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Drakes Creek Activity Center

130 Cherokee Road N, Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-822-0232 • A $50 gift certificate to Drakes Creek Activity Center or Laser

1101 Moher Blvd., Franklin, TN 37069 615-595-2525 • 50% off one month’s tuition. Valid at Franklin location only. Some restrictions may apply. The Goddard School encourages a child’s lifelong love of learning.

Elite Dance of Nolensville

Goofballs Family Fun Center

7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B-1, Nolensville, TN 37135 615-776-4202 • One month of Zumba or any dance class of your choice.

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 360, Franklin, TN 37064 615-861-3668 • $50 towards the purchase of any birthday party package.

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Half Moon Yoga

Franklin, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville locations 615-851-9703 • Win free testing for learning styles, dyslexia, reading or math evaluation. ETL is a fitness center for the brain!

FADD’s Party Buses

615-754-2221 • Win a two-hour stationary party. Perfect for birthdays, family reunions or any excuse to get together. Our DJs help make your party fabulous. Valid Sun. - Thu.

3326 Aspen Grove, #250, Franklin, TN 37067 615-496-2310 • Explore your options with a four class pass. Mommy and Me sign language and yoga, Yoga Kids, prenatal, gentle, Yin, Ananda, Blissful Flow, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Pilates and Qigong.

Heritage Makers (Nashville, Sumner)

615-482-5621 • One 8x8 custom gallery wrapped art canvas. Ready to hang with a protective coating guaranteed to never fade.

Firstlight Art Academy

Heritage Makers (Rutherford, Williamson)

Focused Imaging

The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

1710 Gen. George Patton Drive, Ste 108 Brentwood, TN 37027 615-202-6426 • Two tickets to the Summer Art Buffet. Personalized lessons on your schedule. See our website for more information.

2200 21st Ave. S, Ste. 301, Nashville, TN 37212 615-383-0090 • 3D/4D ultrasound with DVD of your ultrasound, four blackand-white 3D pictures and two color prints.

Franklin Allergicare Center

128 Holiday Court., Ste. 107, Franklin, TN 37067 615-790-6363 • $100 towards our state-of-the-art laser allergy relief services. May not be used in conjunction with any other coupons or discounts. Non-negotiable. Valid through Aug. 30, 2010.

Games on the Spot

615-351-2479 • Add a classic decoration to your family memories with an 8x8 personalized, premium artist-quality, gallery-wrapped canvas plus a one month premier membership.

4580 Rachel’s Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076 615-889-2941 • Family membership for one year from date of activation.

Instant Amber ® Win a free lifetime membership to Instant Amber, a child ® safety service that securely stores critical information for immediate release to law enforcement in an emergency. Five memberships to be given away, valued at $1,000 each.

Jason Reusch Photography

888-405-4687 • Middle Tennessee’s only mobile video game theater comes to you with five 47 in. TVs, all gaming platforms and multi-player gaming.

7521 Watervale Drive, Nashville, TN 37221 615-270-9123 • One- to three-hour portrait session with photographer Jason Reusch. Outdoor location of your choosing. $50 credit towards prints.

GapKids and babyGap

Jump Jump Bounce

2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville, TN 37215 615-463-2997 • Win a $50 gift card for use at GapKids and babyGap at the Mall at Green Hills.

Gap Outlet

100 Outlet Village Blvd., Lebanon, TN 37090 615-453-9686 • Win a $50 gift card. Gap Outlet has great Gap products for men, women and children at super outlet prices.

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The Goddard School of Franklin

866-246-5867 • Let Jump Jump Bounce, a family-owned and operated company, give your kids memories that will last a lifetime with a 15 ft. by 15 ft. bouncer! Win yours today.

Kestner Family Chiropractic

7097 Old Harding Pike, Ste. F, Nashville, TN 37221 615-646-6700 • A free consultation, examination and x-rays (if needed) for new patients and one free adjustment.

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giveaway Lane Motor Museum

702 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 37210 615-742-7445 • Win a 4-pack of tickets to Lane Motor Museum, featuring more than 150 unique cars and motorcycles. Two 4-packs available to be won.

LearningRx of Brentwood

1580 Gallatin Pike N, Madison, TN 37115 615-915-0561 • Win a birthday party for up to eight kids. Good Mon. - Fri. Includes the basic birthday package. Other items or days may be added on or purchased at an additional fee.

116 Wilson Pike Cir., Ste. 250, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-507-1618 • Free cognitive skills assessment with a follow-up consultation. We will assess the skills that are the foundation for successful learning (for children or adults).

More Than Maternity, LLC

Little Star Kids Gear

Mpact Martial Arts, Gymnastics and Cheer

539 Cool Springs Blvd., #105, Franklin, TN 37067 615-771-9919 • $25 gift certificate to be redeemed at Little Star Kids Gear for toys, clothing and gear for your stylish little star.

Lucky Ladd Farms

4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville, TN 37060 615-274-3786 • Win a Barnyard Bonanza birthday party package for 15 children and three adults. Two hour private party at Lucky Ladd Farm.

Malco Smyrna Cinema

100 Movie Row, Smyrna, TN 37167 615-232-6252 • Win a complimentary Malco birthday party valid for up to 15 guests. See voucher for complete terms and restrictions.

Middle Tennessee Plastic Surgery, P.C.

4323 Carothers Pkwy., Ste. 608, Franklin, TN 37067 615-599-1966 • Win a Phyto-C skin care maintenance. PhytoCeuticals is the pioneer of skin care and the anti-oxident concept. Phyto-C is committed to the most advanced skin care formulations.

mimijumi LLC

718 Thompson Lane, Ste. 108-263, Nashville, TN 37204 Two mimijumi Very Hungry 8 oz. baby bottles and one medium flow rate replacement nipple set. Award-winning design mimics a mother’s breast, easing the transition to bottlefeeding. BPA-free.

Miss Carla’s 204 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, TN

1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-377-3444 • Mpact is thrilled to offer a family (up to four persons) free classes for one month in gymnastics, tumbling and martial arts. Includes registration fee.

615-573-2702 • Win a birthday party. Mr. Bond brings explosions, bubbling potions, chemical reactions, lie detectors and dry ice to you for one hour of hands-on fun. No mess, we promise!

Lucky Ladd Farms

Miss Carla’s Charm School

615-584-4899 • Designer hospital maternity gown of your choice in “trendy” or “chic” style. Be camera-ready for those first pictures with your bundle of joy.

Mr. Bond, Science Guy

4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville, TN 37060 615-274-3786 • Win a Lucky Ladd Farms 2010 Fall Festival Family Pass. Unlimited visits for up to five family members.

Charm School

Monkey Joe’s

37072 615-479-3422 • Win a one-week Self Presentation Skills and Table Manners program. For boys and girls ages 5 - 18.

Mr. Wiz the Magician

615-622-2337 • Win easy-to-do magic tricks, including magic ball and vase, magic coin slide and svengali magic card deck.

Ms. Sue’s Med Spa

1192 Long Hollow Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066 615-452-6677 • Win a one-hour European custom intensive facial.

Mt. Juliet Furniture

11211 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37123 615-773-2374 • Win a ComfortPillow by Tempur-Pedic. Provides the plush comfort you want, the body molding support you need and the luxurious appearance you desire.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-371-5437 • 204 Anderson Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-824-8002 • Win a My Gym Birthday Party (value up to $300). Good at both My Gym of Brentwood and My Gym of Hendersonville. Good through Dec. 1, 2010.

Nashville Ballet

3630 Redmon St., Nashville, TN 37209 615-297-2966 • Win a Nashville Ballet gift basket that includes boutique items, t-shirt, dance bag, book, tutu, nutcracker, pointe shoes and a tea set.

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Nashville Children’s Theatre

Pediatric Nutrition of Green Hills

25 Middleton St., Nashville, TN 37210 615-254-9103 • A 2010-2011 Family Pass allows a family of four to attend our season of shows.

3519 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 615-943-1960 • A one hour pediatric nutrition consultation with Jill Castle, MS, RD, LDN, scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Visit our web site for more information.

Nashville Predators

501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 615-770-PUCK • Winner will receive four tickets to a 2010-11 Preds game in Smashville! Experience the excitement and energy of Nashville Predators hockey at Bridgestone Arena.

Peek-a-boo Playtown

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4001 Bell Road, Hermitage, TN 37076 615-889-7050 • Two ticket certificate, good for two daily admissions to Nashville Shores in 2010.

Phillips Toy Mart

5207 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 615-352-5363 • Kettler Happy Navigator Trike 3-in-1 Auto-Freewheel. Five position frame, lock steering, tri-wheel steering, push bar and seat belt included.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211 615-833-1534 • Win four tickets to Nashville Zoo and be one of the first to see the zoo’s new Flamingo Lagoon. Opens Aug. 27.

Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel

NewPoint Learning Center

539 Cool Springs Blvd., #110, Franklin, TN 37067 615-778-1599 • $25 gift certificate to be redeemed at the Franklin location of Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel.

2207 Crestmoor Road, Ste. 205, Nashville, TN 37215 615-298-4112 • Two free hours of one-on-one tutoring with an expert instructor. Any subject, any level, grades K - 12, Everyone learns differently. At NewPoint, we understand.

Plush Puppy To Go $50 credit toward any purchase at Redeemable online.

North Rutherford YMCA

2001 Motlow College Blvd., Smyrna, TN 37167 615-220-9622 • $50 gift card good towards any North Rutherford YMCA aquatic program (swim lessons, lifeguard training, etc.).

Parent-Teacher Store

2214 Bandywood Drive Nashville, TN 37215 • 615-292-3533 203 Williamson Square Franklin, TN 37064 • 599-3477 131 John Rice Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN 37129 • 615-895-6131 780 Rivergate Pkwy. Goodlettsville, TN 37072 • 615-859-3007 Win a $50 Parent-Teacher store gift card. Use it to purchase all of your back-to-school supplies!

Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

100 Springhouse Court, #110 Hendersonville, TN 37075 • 824-5047 500 Lentz Drive, Nashville, TN 37115 • 868-9057 Win an initial exam, cleaning and complete set of x-rays. Treating kids of all ages and needs.

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300 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. A120A Hendersonville, TN 37075 • 615-822-7099 3252 Aspen Grove Road, Ste. 9 Franklin, TN 37064 • 615-771-8099 Win a semi-private party for up to 20 children. Peek-a-boo Playtown is the ultimate indoor playground for kids 1 - 8 yrs.



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Riverview Family Chiropractic

210 Robert Rose Drive, Ste. D, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 615-225-9100 • $200 gift certificate for chiropractic, physical rehabilitation and/or spinal decompression services.

Salon | Luxe

112B Saundersville Road, Ste. 216 Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-264-9114 • Custom hair treatment and hair cut at Hendersonville’s premier salon.

Scott-Ellis School of Irish Dance

7107 Crossroads Blvd., Ste. 108, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-221-9989 • Win one full semester (16 weeks) of Irish Step Dance class. School registration not included. Valid through July 31, 2011.

Snip-its Haircuts for Kids

790 Jordan Road, Ste. 108, Franklin, TN 37067 615-771-3633 • Win a pre-paid pack of haircuts (six haircuts for $80).

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Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates

Village Day Spa

125 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 140, Franklin • 771-1111 4761 Andrew Jackson Pkwy., Hermitage • 885-3525 1747 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro • 225-0700 5073 Main St., Ste. 240, Spring Hill • 615-302-4200 A free exam, cleaning and full x-rays from Nashville’s awardwinning pediatric dental and orthodontic office. Giving them a smile to build their future on.



112 Saundesville Road, Ste. B220 Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-431-2983 • Let Village Day Spa relax, rejuvenate and inspire you. You can win a classic spa manicure and pedicure, designed for clients “on the go.”

The WannaBeatles

615-309-8688 • Win a “fab” t-shirt with the WannaBeatles logo in bright white letters against a cool black background. If you like Beatles music, it’s a collectors item.

Stella & Dot

847-651-5040 • $50 gift certificate for fun, fashionable and trend-setting jewelry perfect for the modern mom. Available exclusively through stylist Katie Palmissano. Tax and shipping charges not included.

Wayne Clemmons

615-418-4635 Win a 30-minute magic show and 30 minutes of balloon twisting. Perfect for any party for any age. He promises this will be loads of fun with plenty of laughter!

Stonywoods Art Center

STONYWOODS 204 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, TN 37072 ART CENTER 615-496-2100 • Win a one-week Young Artmakers art camp.

The Wellness Center at Baptist Hospital

2000 Church St., Nashville, TN 37236 615-284-5066 • Win a StrongMommy class membership (pre-natal water exercise class, gym access, wellness workshops and two fitness coach sessions) and a 60-minute pre-natal massage.

Stroller Strides

Classes in Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin and Spring Hill 800-682-0420 • Win a fitness class for mom and baby in a stroller. Class is a one hour total body workout. Fit4Baby is a pre-natal cardio, strength and core class just for mom.


615-330-8884 • Win an eight-week WhyWeight workshop. Includes the workbook. A $225 value. WhyWeight is a non-diet approach to weight loss.

Surplus Sales

3730 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN 37218 615-457-2473 Win a full-size, leather golf bag.

Wild About Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Teach A Child

1309 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 615-758-4993 • Win a $50 gift certificate. Teach A Child offers not only the highest-quality educational supplies and toys, but also a staff of “teachers” with years of experience.

614 E. Clark Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-890-0885 • Win a Phillips Sonicare toothbrush for kids. Includes a KidTimer for a two minute brushing routine, two kid-friendly power modes, rechargeable batteries and interchangeable panels for customization.

Tennessee Central Railway Museum

Williamson County Parks and Recreation

220 Willow St., Nashville, TN 37210 615-244-9001 • Win a voucher good for $50 towards ticket purchases.

Trainings and Workshops

750 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood, TN 37027 615-585-1188 • Our infant massage class will teach you how to massage your baby (newborn to crawlers) and help with sensory stimulation, sleep patterns, colic and more. Includes massage oil and book.

Tutor Doctor

615-308-2035 • Receive a free consultation and $50 off a tutoring visit with a minimum enrollment of 24 hours.

USA Baby and Kids

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 370, Franklin, TN 37064 615-595-5565 • Win a $50 gift card.

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1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064 615-790-5719 • Win one of three 30-day passes. Each pass is good for 30 visits (total) to multiple WCPR facilities. Passes include admission to indoor facilities only.

Williamson County Youth Orchestra

115 Penn Warren Drive, Ste. 300-330 Brentwood, TN 37027 615-830-5601 • Student will receive free tuition for the first semester (Sep. – Dec. 2010) to play with the Junior or Senior Williamson County Youth Orchestra.

Young Chefs Academy

99 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 700, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-371-5151 • Win an all-inclusive birthday party for up to 10 kids. They will make their own pizza from scratch, decorate cupcakes and receive a cooking gift bag.

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Your 2010 Guide to

Summer Activities & After-School Programs

Listings in BLUE are local day camps. Listings in GREEN are after-school and summer programs and activities.

Ann Carroll School of Dance

1121 Harpeth Industrial Court Franklin, TN 37064 790-6468 • Email: Director: Ann Carroll Offering dance, voice and acting Jul. 5 - 29, Mon. - Thu. from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for children grades 1 - 12. Students study ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, voice, monologue and a play. Guest teachers teach vocal and acting audition training and more.

Baker Performance Academy

1411 Mark Allen Lane, Unit D Murfreesboro, TN 37129 867-2290 • Email: Sing, dance, act! Offering an exciting and educational way to experience the performing arts. Dance, musical theater, acting and voice classes taught by professionally-trained instructors in a safe and fun environment. Enroll now for summer and fall sessions. See our ad in this issue for summer camp themes. See our ad in this issue for summer camp themes. Fall classes begin Aug. 2. Call or visit our website for more information.

Barfield School of Dance

The Academy of Cool Springs

270 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, TN 37067 771-2898 • Discover the Adventures of Summer -- with themes like Outdoor Adventures, Wee Chefs, Fiesta Amigos and History Hopping, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 5 yrs.

The Academy of Maryland Farms

201 Westwood Place, Brentwood, TN 37027 221-5155 • Discover the Adventures of Summer -- with themes like Outdoor Adventures, Wee Chefs, Fiesta Amigos and History Hopping, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 5 yrs.

The Academy of McKay’s Mill

1401 Baffin Lane, Franklin, TN 37067 771-1131 • Discover the Adventures of Summer -- with themes like Outdoor Adventures, Wee Chefs, Fiesta Amigos and History Hopping, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 5 yrs.

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The Academy of Heritage Commons

4615 Thompsons Ridge Road Thompsons Station, TN 37179 591-4040 • Discover the Adventures of Summer -- with themes like Outdoor Adventures, Wee Chefs, Fiesta Amigos and History Hopping, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. Don’t forget about our one-of-a-kind school-age program, TASK. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 12 yrs.

All About Horses Summer Horse Camp

Portland, TN 715-0326 • Director: Shannon McBride Join us for a week of fun! Offering 5 weeks of fun-filled horse camp (May 31 - Jun. 4, Jun. 14 - 18, Jun. 28 - Jul. 2, Jul. 12 - 16 and July 26 - 30). Lots of daily activities to help campers learn more about horses including riding, grooming, games and arts and crafts. There are a limited number of spots available so we can offer more individual attention to each child. Sign up today. Just minutes from I-65.

2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 896-3118 • Email: Director: Bonnie Nemeth Meet new friends as you enjoy a fun-filled week of ballet, tap and jazz. Activities include ballet, tap and jazz technique, lyrical, hip-hop, choreography, creative dance, dance history and appreciation, drama, nutrition, arts and crafts. Overnight camp includes all of the above plus, swimming,water ballet, movies, outdoor games, putt-putt golf. Day camps 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Overnight camp Mon. 9 a.m. Fri. 5 p.m. Plan to enjoy the fully-costumed performance on Friday!

Beacon Literacy

5016 Twin Lakes Drive, Old Hickory, TN 37138 847-0371 • Email: Providing one-on-one, individualized reading lessons for students ages 6 - adult. As America’s literacy specialists, we have the expertise to help with every type of literacy problem. We assist students with dyslexia, LD, autism, speech and language difficulties, developmental delays and more. Screening for Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (Irlen Syndrome) is also available. Guaranteed improvement in 20 sessions!

Bellevue Dance Center

7907-J Old Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37221 662-8553 • Email: Director: Lauri Gregoire This summer the Bellevue Dance Center is offering Dance Crew HipHop camp, Princess and the Frog camp and Broadway Beginner musical theater camp. A 6-week session combining ballet and tap will also be offered for ages 3 - 8. A full range of adult classes are also offered. Visit our website or call for more information and to register.

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2010 Guide to Summer Activities and After-School Programs Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs.

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate

1911 Business Campus Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37129 890-6755 –and– 1820 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129 893-6003 Email: The Bushido School of Karate Summer Camp runs from Jun. 1 - Jul. 31. Camp is open to ages 3 - adult. It is a great opportunity to try a new activity with your child! Class opportunities are from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and half-day on Saturday. We have two locations within 5 minutes of anywhere in Murfreesboro. After-school and evening classes also available

Camp Idyllwild

3139 Blue Buck Creek Road Duck River, TN 38454 383-0589 • Email: A unique day camp to inspire children with a love for nature. Eco-science and nature-based programs as well as traditional summer activities. Learn about animal habitats and ecology. Arts and crafts, organic gardening, archery, wall climbing, rappelling, pottery, wood and leather working, and caring for the camp’s three Alpacas. Bus transportation from Nashville and Franklin. Wholesome (natural or organic) snacks. Two optional Friday overnight camp-outs. Come play outside with us!

Casa dei Montessori Summer Camp

7646 Hwy 70 S, Nashville, TN 37221 673-8000 • Director: Amber Jennings Offering a fantastic summer program for children ages 2 - 12. In addition to our Montessori curriculum, we offer opportunities for tie dying, sewing, pottery, knitting, crocheting, cooking, Spanish, fitness fun, beading and academic assistance. New this summer: Hands-on gardening on site with our partner Good Food for Good People. Extended care available.

Cedar Tree Day Camp

645 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 353-0007 • Email: Director: Elizabeth Strunk Cedar Tree Day Camp is on the grounds of Agape Fellowship Church, located on 30 beautiful acres in Bellevue. We have been in operation since 1988. Hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon. - Fri., beginning May 26. Open to children rising K - grade 6. Daily activities include arts and crafts, outdoor games, chapel, water play, swimming and field trips.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

1200 Forest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205 356-8000 • Email: With classes focusing on everything from painting and clay to photography and gardening, campers will enjoy fun art and outdoor adventures at Cheekwood.

Cox Family Martial Arts - Summer of Champions Enrichment Camp

2227-B Southpark Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37128 893-4567 • Director: Mari Cox Voted #1 day camp 7 consecutive years. Themed weeks include martial arts, tumbling, dance, sign language, fitness/nutritional enhancement, multi-cultural activities and random acts of kindness. Experienced staff lead campers in life skill, team building and leadership activities. Innovators of after-school martial arts (we transport from 14 schools). “We Build Champions For Life.”

Creative Me Gymnastics

871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna, TN 37167 459-5512 • Email: Summer camps include games, sports, swimming and gymnastic lessons. Girls camp Jun. 21 - 25 and Jul. 19 - 23. Boys camp Jun. 28 - Jul 2 and Jul. 26 - 30. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. $160 per week. Registration begins Mar. 1 on our web site.

Creekside Riding Academy and Stables

2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064 595-7547 • Email: Director: Kris Moore Day campers learn safe horse handling and how to groom. Daily riding lesson, trail rides and playing games on horseback. Workshops teach beginning to advanced riders ages 5 - 15 new techniques and horsemanship. Camps are held each week in June and July. Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Early drop off and late pick up available. continued on page 67...


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Cooks Rule Summer Cooking Day Camps Presented by Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s Culinary Arts Center Three different weeklong sessions are offered in July for ages 10 to 18. Visit for more details.

Our Savior Lutheran Academy Building Faith | Instilling Knowledge | Equipping Leaders

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Deer Run Christian Camps at Deer Run Retreat (both residential and day camps)

3845 Perkins Road Thompson’s Station, TN 37179 794-2918 • Email: Director: Fred Reyes A top quality camp at an affordable price! Over 100 beautiful acres just 10 miles south of downtown Franklin and fifteen minutes from Spring Hill. Registration includes a camp t-shirt and DVD of the week! RESIDENTIAL: For pre-teens (grades 3 - 5) and teenagers (grades 6 - 12). Five-night camps offering exciting recreation, a daily Bible study and evening worship. Adventure recreation includes ropes courses, 45 ft. climbing tower, paintball, swimming with sand beach, Aqua Park, zip-line, canoeing, kayaking, archery, BB guns, wiffle ball, volleyball and crazy games. DAY CAMP: Five-day camps offering games, crafts, daily Bible story, lake swimming, zip line, Aqua Park, canoeing, kayaking (life jackets required and provided for all water recreation), climbing tower, BB guns, archery and more. Four weeks to choose from, register for one or more. Transportation and extended care available.

E.T.C. Gymnastics

1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 867-6900 • Email: 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.

are in class. Starting Jul. 13, kids can enjoy Art Park. Ages 3 - 8 can drop in for fun and experience art. 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Tue. - Sat.

EBDT - Eccentrique Backbone Dance Theater

103 Confederate Drive, Ste. 1 Franklin, TN 37064 599-7003 • Email: Promoting adult dance, fitness and the performing arts for ages 2 - 70+. Small classes, economical fee, workshops and loft-style classrooms with sprung floors. Faith-based, non-recital school. Nonmandatory in-school dance concerts to teach performance skills. Fall sessions begin Aug. 16. Sign up at our Open House, Jul. 18 from 4 - 6 p.m. Auditions for the EBDT Youth Dance Ensemble will be held in August. Schedules and more information on our website.

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Expressways To Learning - TN

Franklin Road Academy

Franklin, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville Locations 851-9703 • Email: Director: Fulton Greer Owner: Lucy Karen Clay Expressways To Learning (ETL) teaches reading, writing and math skills. ETL offers testing with immediate same-day results for “learning differences” including dyslexia, ADD and ADHD. Also, test prep for ACT, SAT and ISEE. Since 1988, ETL has provided brain fitness for ages 5 - adult. Call today to receive special discounts for classes and initial testing.

Firstlight Arts Academy

1710 Gen. George Patton Dr., Ste 108 Brentwood, TN 37027 202-6426 • After-school and in-home instruction in drawing, painting and cartooning for ages 4 - adult. Parents can take a class while their kids

3421 Old Anderson Road, Antioch, TN 37013 366-1750 Come and explore during our Summer Quest 2010! With themes like Carnival Fun, Mini Maestros and Young Authors, we’ll have a blast and learn cool stuff, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests and much, much more. Don’t forget about our one-of-a-kind school-age program, Discovery Kids. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 12 yrs. 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220 831-0769 • Email: FRA offers day camps, academic and cultural opportunities and sports camps for ages preK - high school. Day camps (1st - 7th) include nature, drama, sports, crafts, swimming, and field trips. There are opportunities in the fine and performing arts, science and academics.

Franklin School of Performing Arts

1746 Gen. George Patton Drive, Ste. 104 Brentwood, TN 37027 948-8707 • FSPA offers dance, drama and movement education for ages 3 and up. Professional marley, sprung, floating floors and a fully-equipped Pilates studio. Featuring the highest caliber faculty teaching acting, classical ballet, creative movement, modern, jazz, tap and hip-hop for boys, girls and teens. Classes designed and scheduled to support all levels of interest. Fall class schedule and registration on our web site. continued on page 68 ...

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Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs. Franklin Tae Kwon Do

1010 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064 599-0050 • Now enrolling for 2010-11 school year martial arts after school program. Week-to-week program for grades 1 - 8. Family discount rates, no contracts, free transportation. $10 off for first 20 registrants. Free uniform with registration. Summer Special Taekwondo Program (does not apply to summer camps) first month free tuition. Expires Aug. 31. Two free trial classes for any program.

Glow Galaxy

121 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 8 Franklin, TN 37067 370-4FUN (4386) • Exciting summer programs with activities like arts, games, inflatable and sports challenges for ages 5 - 12. Daily schedules include organized art/crafts/performance workshops, free play/play groups and organized games to help physical, mental and social development. Performing arts such as drama or magic and sports are also featured as many of our staff are athletes or involved in drama.

The Goddard School

1101 Moher Blvd., Franklin, TN 37069 595-2525 • Email: –and– 108 Cinema Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075 822-9300 • Email: Whether gently holding infants, encouraging toddlers to share or providing preschoolers with enriching activities, The Goddard School supports the healthy development of children from 6 wks. - 6 yrs.




Holly Tree Christian Preschool

1384 Holly Tree Gap Road Brentwood TN 37027 377-6636 • –and– 122 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, TN 37067 371-8091 • Come and explore during our Summer Quest 2010: Adventures in Faith! With exciting faith-focused themes, we’ll have a blast and learn lots, too! Kids will also enjoy weekly water play days, visits from special guests, weekly chapel and much, much more. A summer program like no other that’s jam-packed and fun-filled for ages 2 - 5 yrs.

J Kelley Studios Inc.

230 Franklin Road, Ste. 903 Franklin, TN 37064 599-1757 • Email: We offer singing and performance classes for all ages including preschool. Building confidence on stage! Check out the video on our website for more details.

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Miss Carla’s Charm School

204 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, TN 37075 496-2100 • Summer camp and spring classes now enrolling. Teen workshop and audition skills for TV, theater and film. For younger students, table manners and self presentation skills. Classes and workshops taught by Carla Duffy, a former Broadway and film talent agent in New York City as well as a pageant judge for many years. Before and after care available.

Montessori Academy

6021 Cloverland Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027 833-3610 • Email: Director: Korine Walther Our Summer Zone programs begin Jun. 1 and run through Jul. 30. We will offer water days, crafts, weekly themes, community visitors and field days for the day camp students. Call or visit our web site for more information.

Mpact Sports - Camp Mpact 2010

1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102 Brentwood, TN 37027 377-3444 • Email: Director: Dee Ann Melton It’s tie for summer fun again at Mpact Martial Arts, Gymnastics and Cheer! Come join us as we play hard and learn fun new skills. Enjoy weekly themed events, games and outings as we flip and kick our way through the summer. Best bang for you buck with flexibility to meet your needs.

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Listings in BLUE are local/day camps. • Listings in GREEN are classes/after-school programs. Music Star Studios

509-1753 • 2010 Summer Music Camps are almost here! Campers strengthen their knowledge of music theory through cooperative games, learn how to play various rock styles and elements, sing their Broadway heart out, learn to play as an ensemble and take their musical ability to the next level. Experience the internationally renowned methods we use and have fun at the same time.

My Gym

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 371-5437 • Email: link available on web site —and— 204 N. Anderson Lane Hendersonville, TN 37064 824-8002 • Email: link available on web site We build strong, healthy bodies through tumbling, relays, music and gymnastics. High-energy, structured classes help students improve balance, agility and build self-confidence. Our immaculate facilities and unparalleled student-teacher ratios help children 3 mos. - 13 yrs. develop excellent fitness habits in a fun, non-competitive way. Come see why Williamson Parent magazine readers voted us #1!

Nashville Dance Center (NDC)

4004 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN 37215 385-7997 • Email: NDC was voted one of the best dance studios in Nashville by the readers of Nashville Parent magazine, and was voted one of the top 50 schools in the U.S. by Dance Spirit magazine! Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced student who is dancing for fun or training for a professional career, you will enjoy taking classes at NDC.

communicating with horses. We teach safe and correct riding skills. Beginner to advanced, English or Western. Half-day camps for ages 4 - 8, full-day for ages 6 and older. Aftercare available. CHA approved facility and U.S. Pony Club Center offer a chance to excel in competition.

Robinson Taekwondo

230 Franklin Road, Ste. 809 Franklin, TN 37064 791-6655 • Email: Tiger Rock Taekwondo is a great way for children to gain confidence, coordination and mental strength. Our parents report that their children often increase their grades by one to two levels. We specialize in training leaders of the future. Register now for classes that will have lasting positive effects on your child’s self-esteem and success.

School of Dance (Green Hills, Mt. Juliet)

2001 Blair Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215 298-5271 • –and– 2228 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 754-9186 • Email: link available on web site 38 years of dance. State-of-the-art facilities and top quality teachers. Call our 24-hour info line (292-4488) to find out four things you should know before choosing a dance studio. Classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, tumbling and more. Ages 18 mos. - adult, boys and girls. Voted #1 dance studio by Nashville Parent readers for ten consecutive years.

NewPoint Learning Center

2207 Crestmoor Road., Ste. 205 Nashville, TN 37215 298-4112 • Email: Director: Ellen Brackin Sevits NewPoint offers a variety of exciting academic summer programs for K - 12 students. Elementary and middle school booster camps, high school courses for credit and a wide range of enrichment programs including college planning and essay workshops, test prep, language arts, study skills, creative writing, music and foreign languages.

Peachtree Farms Horsemanship Camp

4819 Hwy 96 E Arrington, TN 37014 419-1089 • Email: Director: Polly Grammer Our camp provides extensive time with horses. Campers learn life skills through caring for and

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4210 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205 298-4525 • Email: Director: Jerry Landers St. Cecilia Academy has been educating young women in Nashville for 150 years. Camp St. Cecilia is a way for girls to join in the St. Cecilia experience with camps offered in athletics, fine arts, academics and more. For girls in grade 1 - 8.

Stonywoods Art Center

204 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville, TN 37075 496-2100 • Director: Steve Duffy Changing the world, one young artist at a time. Summer art camps for youth ages 8 - 12 and teens 13 - 18. Choose from Making Art, Back to the Future - Model Building and Stonywoods Artisians. Classes taught by talented local artist and by Steve Duffy, college instructor, professional designer and artist. Registration information and forms available at Before and after care available.

University School of Nashville (USN) Summer Camps

2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 321-8000 • Email: Director: John Kleiner USN offers a variety of camps for kids of all ages. From traditional sports and arts camps to unique offerings such as stopmotion animation, rock‘n roll camp, science exploration, nutrition, computer camps, themed library programs and several foreign languages. Most camps are week-long sessions. Half- and full-day options available. We even have programs for adults.


NEW Sports! NEW Themes! NEW Friends! NEW Dreams! ages 4-12

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PB&J Day School

120 Werthan Circle Franklin, TN 37064 599-6999 • Email: Director: Jennifer Walker From exploring the world of camping to becoming a Knight in the middle ages, our summer program offers something for everyone. Our program is open to children ages 1 - 5. Program hours are from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with before- and after-care available.

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FREE BROCHURE AVAILABLE ONLINE! For children grades K-6 Daily Hours: 7am–6pm Cedar Tree Day Camp is on the grounds of Agape Fellowship Church, located at the intersection of Old Hickory Blvd and I-40 West, bordering Charlotte Pike to the North

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Wado Karate Centers

2444 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch, TN 37013 399-3992 —and— 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 859-9473 —and— 667 Presidents Place, Smyrna, TN 37167 399-3992 Email: Two-week “Quick Start Program” for $19.95. For ages 3 - adult. Designed to instill self-control, self-confidence and boost self-esteem. Our classes are the product of more than 40 years of refinement and offer life skills along with karate skills. Call or email for more information or to register.

Watkins College of Art and Design Summer of the Arts and Pre-College Programs

2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228 383-4848 • Email: Dedicated to providing the finest art instruction, our program sets the stage for students of all ages to learn the process of creating art in a variety of fascinating mediums. Week-long summer camps and a pre-college program emphasize the process of thinking, designing, communicating and creating. Adult courses are also offered.

YEAH Summer Rock and Roll Camps

114 S. Maple Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 849-8140 • • Tennessee Teens Rock Camp: Jun. 21 - 26 at University School Nashville (on the Vanderbilt Campus). Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp: Jul. 26 - 31 at MTSU in Murfreesboro. Camper registration is open! Apply online today.

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, TN 37013 360-2297 • Email: Voted #1 overnight camp by Nashville Parent magazine readers. Offering one- and two-week sessions for campers rising grade 3 - grade 9. Serving young men and young women. At Widjiwagan campers will strengthen confidence, forge friendships and sharpen character through programs and activities that build independence and social skills. Activities include: water skiing, Wet Willy water slide, The Blob, sailing, soccer, basketball, alpine tower, zip line, archery, horseback riding and much more. 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, TN 37013 360-2297 • Voted #1 Day Camp by Nashville Parent readers 12 years in a row! Camp Widjiwagan is just minutes from downtown Nashville. Bus transportation is available. Activities include water skiing, banana boating, swimming, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, Tom Sawyer swing, The Blob, 150 ft. Wet Willy water slides, equestrian school, street hockey, alpine tower, zip line, fishing, tennis, basketball, soccer, crafts, lacrosse, archery and much more.

YMCA Day Camp Offered at select area YMCAs, these camps fill each day with exciting adventures, fast friendships and lasting memories. Choose from specialty camps, sports camps or a traditional day camp format. Ages 5 - 12. Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Before- and after-care available. Visit our website for locations and camp schedules.


Summer Camp/Fall Classes now enrolling!

SIGN UP NOW-SUMMER ART CAMPS! Youth 8-12/Teen 13-18 “Making Art” “Back to the FutureModel Making” “Stonywood Artisians”


259-3418 • Email: Held at area schools, YMCA Summer Odyssey offers the ultimate Y experience. Campers stay close to home while having far-flung adventures. There’s no limit to the fun that will be had. Weekly activities include science, math, arts and crafts, cooking, daily fitness and specialty classes including sports, dance, painting, outdoor fun and more.

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Visit our website for registration information and forms. 204 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsville, TN 615-496-2100 Before and after care available 479-3422

Vacation Bible School is another great way to get your child out for some fun and activity this summer. Many VBS offerings continue through July. Please turn to page 91 to find out more.

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A local girl gears up for inflatable activities in the Family Fun Zone at last year’s Music City July 4th Spectacular.


let freedom sing on july 4

elebrate America’s independence with your family during the Music City July 4th Spectacular: Let Freedom Sing extravaganza on Sunday, July 4 at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. The free day of fun begins at 12 p.m. when the Family Fun Zone opens, featuring inflatables, rock climbing walls, food vendors and more. At 2 p.m., live entertainment takes the First Stage, including Jordyn Shellhart, Calico Trail, Damien Horne and Jessie James. Main Stage acts appear at 7 p.m. and include the Nashville Symphony, Jaci Valasquez, Julianne Hough and Trace Adkins. Fireworks begin at 9:30 and will be synchronized with patriotic music performed by the Nashville Symphony. For more information, call 259-4730 or visit Find more “Fun on the 4th” festivities on page 82.


the dailies thursday 1 FREE Craft Time All ages can make key chains. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road; 10 a.m.; 459-4884 or Creation Station All ages can create a pounded flower print.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when they play the Dubois County Bombers. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when

they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

friday 2 Celebrate Independence Day All ages can make firecracker crowns in Creation Station, try a red, white and blue snack and decorate their wagons or strollers for a miniparade. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

have a blast with science of kaboom! july 3 - 4


ids of all ages can have a real bang this Fourth of July weekend when the Adventure Science Center (ASC) hosts “Science of Kaboom!” Explore all the things that go bam, pow and splat through many different hands-on activities. Create mini rockets, bang on bass drums, stomp on bubble wrap, drop objects from various heights, make a Coke and Mentos explosion and more. Doktor Kaboom! performs four of his one-man, interactive science comedy shows during the weekend (12:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday). ASC is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. Activities are included with gate admission ($12 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger). The Doktor Kaboom! show requires an additional ticket ($4 members, $6 non-members). Call 8625160 or visit

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For July events requiring advance registration, turn to page 104. Dive-In Movie Families can watch a screening of Independence Day outside on the beach. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate admission ($21.99 - $26.99); 889-7050 or FREE Friday Night Family Game Night All ages can meet at the café for an evening of board games. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; 895-8580 or

Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when

they play the Danville Dans. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

FREE Summer Concert Series Bring a picnic and lawn

chairs and enjoy a family friendly concert. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8424 or

saturday 3 Turn to page 82 to find fireworks fun. FREE A Historical Fourth of July Celebration Activities

taking place throughout the day include a reading of the Declaration of Independence, discussions of historical events, renditions of famous historical speeches and more. Bowen House at Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 859-3678 or

Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when they play the Danville Dans. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 2 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040.

Red, White & Zoo Celebrate the Fourth of July with an American celebration filled with games, inflatables, pie eating contests and an endless hot dog buffet. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (lunch buffet is 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.); free with gate admission ($14 adults, $9 ages 2 - 12); there is an additional fee for lunch ($7 in advance, $10 day of event); 833-1534 or Saturday AM: Red, White & YOU! Families can cele-

brate Independence Day with a red, white and blue inspired craft. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or FREE Storytime with Miss Sharon Toot and Puddle

visit to share stories and pose for pictures. Barnes & Noble, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. 340, Hendersonville; 11 a.m.; 264-0183.

sunday 4 Outlaws Baseball Cheer for

the Nashville Outlaws when they play the Danville Dans. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

Rock the Pool Party

All ages can listen to music, play games and relax at the pool. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 1 - 5:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 children; 895-5040 or

Doktor Kaboom! entertains kids of all ages during “Science of Kaboom!” at Adventure Science Center on July 3 - 4.

the dailies Happy Fourth of July! Turn to page 82 for fireworks fun.

monday 5 Snack Attack! All ages can prepare cheese and cracker men. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or WWE Monday Night Raw A night of wrestling features a tag match between John Cena and Randy Orton against Sheamus and Edge. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:15 p.m.; $17.50 - $62.50; 800-745-3000 or

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

Music Mania All ages can explore the elements of music by singing songs, making music with boom whackers or listening to a musician. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

wednesday 7 FREE Craft Time All ages can make a surf mobile. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road; 10 a.m.; 459-4884 or

Snack Attack! All ages can prepare cheese and cracker men. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or (please turn the page)

FREE Conductor Jack Zinghopper Preschoolers can

enjoy music and hopping fun. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road; 1 p.m.; 371-0090.

classes & activities Classes listed here are free or nonprofit only.

davidson county Bellevue Community Center Ongoing art classes and recreation take place at 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 862-8435. FREE Davis-Kidd Booksellers Storytime All ages can

enjoy book readings and activities every Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat at 10 a.m. at 2121 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville; 385-2645 or

FREE Fairytales Storytime Stories and crafts Mon - Fri

Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.

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

Plantation Station Stories and crafts for ages 1 - 4 with

their parents. Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Road, Nashville; Wednesdays at 10 - 11 a.m.; $3 per child, free for adults; 356-0501, ext. 31, or

FREE Pottery Barn Kids Preschoolers can participate

in Book Club every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 385-2567 or

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area Nature programs at

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

rutherford county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. and family game night every Fri at 6 p.m. at 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 895-8580 or

FREE Books-A-Million Preschool storytime for ages 2 - 7 is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 995-7112. Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 895-5040. Ongoing programs are: • Early Bird Swim: All ages can participate in long course lap swimming every Tuesday through Aug. 6; 8 - 10 a.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth

at 3:30 p.m. and Sat at 10:30 a.m. Fairytales, 1603 Riverside Drive, Nashville; 915-1960 or

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Fun on the 4th! Fireworks, festivals and more family fun.

saturday, july 3 gallatin

Independence Day Celebration Civic Center, 210 Albert Gallatin Blvd. 206-1176 •

Faces of Hope hosts this year’s event with festivities starting at 5 p.m. with local performers, games, children’s activities (including firemen’s foam), craft exhibits, food and more. Donations will be collected for Faces of Hope. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

hendersonville Freedom Festival at Drake’s Creek Park 130 Cherokee Road N. 824-2818

Celebrate America’s freedom starting at 4 p.m. with food, live music, craft booths and a children’s area featuring inflatables. Fireworks begin at dark.

pegram Pegram Park 480 Thompson Road 646-0731

A pancake breakfast is served from 6 - 9 a.m., and a parade starts marching at 10 a.m. All day, families can participate in games, contests, children’s activities and more. Live music takes over the evening prior to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

smyrna Lee Victory Recreation Park 110 Sam Ridley Pkwy. 459-9742, ext. 2612 •

Enjoy live music, soft play areas, games, concessions and fireworks. Festivities begin at 5 p.m.; fireworks start at 9 p.m.

white house All American Fourth of July Municipal Park on Highway 76 672-3937

Kick-off the day with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by crafts, food, live music, auctions, antique car shows, children’s games and more. New this year are homemade apple pie and ice cream contests and “Americana Idol” auditions. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

sunday, july 4 brentwood Eddy Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park 9025 Crockett Road 371-0060 •

Enjoy an evening of live music featuring The Kadillacs and The Tams at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks.

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A local girl dresses as Minnie Pearl on her float in the children’s parade during last year’s Franklin on the Fourth celebration.

franklin Franklin on the Fourth Historic Downtown Franklin on the Square 376-9647 •

This family-friendly event starts at 12 p.m. and features an expanded children’s area with activities including pony rides, inflatables, bungee jumps, crafts, vendor booths, live bands and more. The popular children’s parade is at 4 p.m., and this year’s musical headliner is Lorrie Morgan. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

mt. juliet Providence Marketplace 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road 758-6522 • Fireworks commence at 9 p.m.

murfreesboro Celebration Under the Stars McKnight Park 120 DeJarnette Lane 890-5333 or

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy games, children’s activities, music and more. Activities start at 5 p.m., fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

nashville Adventure Science Center 800 Fort Negley Blvd. 862-5160 •

Bring your blankets and picnic dinners and enjoy entertainment and DJ services, explore the science center and patriotic laser show, Spirit, in the planetarium (for an additional $5), and watch

the downtown Nashville fireworks from the lawn. 6 - 11 p.m. Admission is $25 per person ages 3 and older.

Music City July 4th Spectacular: Let Freedom Sing Please see page 79.

nolensville Nolensville Ball Park Nolensville Road at Rocky Fork Road 776-3633

The community stage, inflatables and food court open at 5 p.m. Live music and family games begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.

watertown Stars, Stripes and Squirt Guns Three Forks Park 8630 Sparta Pike 453-9655

A parade begins at 6 p.m., followed by activities including a squirt-gun battle, concluding with fireworks at 9 p.m.

“The Dailies” continue on page 85. Find more holiday events on pages 80 and 81.

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Curious about your child’s language development? Volunteer for Research at Vanderbilt: The KidTalk project is looking for children to participate in a study examining language development in young children.

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thursday 8 Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman The Grascals with J.D.

Crowe and The New South perform an evening of music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26; 800-7453000 or

Bookworms Ages 3 - 5 and a parent can visit different stations for stories, snacks and crafts. MGL Library, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 - 11 a.m.; $3; 893-7439.

cheers for chihuly at cheewood

through sunday, oct. 31


ne of the most fascinating experiences you can share with your kids this summer, and through the fall, is the breathtaking Chihuly at Cheekwood exhibit. The work of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is a perfect fit at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Thirteen splendid outdoor installations blend in with the gardens in a stunning, seamless manner. The handy Visitor’s Guide walks guests through the entire outdoor exhibit (there are a couple of impressive chandeliers, set works and drawings inside the Museum of Art as well), offering interesting tidbits behind each work. By far one of the coolest exhibits you’ll see, if you really want to experience something special, go see it in the dark during Chihuly Nights, which take place every Thursday and Friday after regular hours. It’s truly an ethereal experience, one which your kids at any age will love. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Hours are Tue - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. (through August; the grounds will stay open until 9 p.m. Thu - Fri September and October). Admission is $15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger. Call 356-8000 or visit “The Sun,” one of several glass installments by Dale Chihuly at Cheekwood.

classes & activities, cont’d

sumner county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

(Sports*Com, cont’d) • Toddler Time with Thomas: Ages 5 and younger can participate in motor-skill development activities every Friday; 10 - 11 a.m.; $3 • Water Polo: Ages 13 and older play water polo every Tuesday; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth

FREE Strollercoasters Parents with kids 5 and younger

can enjoy a stroller power walk at a different location in Murfreesboro every Thursday at 10 a.m. For location details, visit

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

FREE Borders Books Children’s storytime activities take place every Friday at 10 a.m. at 330 Franklin Road, Brentwood (221-8805), and 545 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin (771-2870). FREE Taekwondo for Preschoolers Ages 3 - 5 can

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learn self-defense, self-discipline and safety during an introductory lesson the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday every month at 11 a.m. Robinson Taekwondo at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 8, Ste. 809, Franklin; 791-6655.

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

FREE Walking Club All ages, including moms with strollers

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

can walk every Mon, Wed and Fri at 9 a.m. Brenthaven Church, 516 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 373-4826.

FREE Books-A-Million Preschool storytime is every Tue and Sat at 10:30 a.m. at 1040 Crossings Blvd., Spring Hill; 931-486-0113. (please turn the page)

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For July events requiring advance registration, turn to page 104. Creation Station All ages can create a pounded flower print.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

FREE Family Gaming Program All ages can have fun

playing games. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road; 10 a.m.; 459-4884 or

FREE Magician Rodney Kelly Ages 6 and older can enjoy a comical magic show. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road; 1 p.m.; 371-0090. FREE Preschool Storytime Ages 3 - 5 can hear stories

about community helpers, then meet local community helpers and their vehicles outside. Brenthaven Church, 516 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m.; 373-4826.

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regal free family film festival continues


ree flicks continue through Wednesday, Aug. 4 during Regal Entertainment Group’s 2010 Family Film Festival. Chill from the summer heat and enjoy a G- or PG-rated movie every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Among the offerings are Alvin & the Chipmunks 2, Aliens in the Attic, Muppets in Space, Charlotte’s Web, Tale of Despereaux, Hotel for Dogs, Ice Age: Dawn of Dinos, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Shrek the Third, Rugrats the Movie, Polar Express, Planet 51, Madagascar, Where the Wild Things Are and more. Participating Regal Cinema locations are Green Hills in Nashville, Providence Stadium 14 in Mt. Juliet and Streets of Indian Lake 16 in Hendersonville. Seating is first come, first served and a special kid’s combo will be available at the concessions counter. For a detailed list of movies at each theater, visit

outings cheatham county Adventureworks The Eco-Zip Line Adventure allows

participants to glide through the forest on eight zip lines. Guides point out native trees, plants and wildlife during the hour-and-a-half tour at 1300 Narrows Road, Kingston Springs; $49.20 adults, $38.27 youth (family discounts available); to make reservations, call 297-2250 or visit

davidson county BounceU Bounce on inflatables at 2990 Sidco Drive; 2551422; Visit Web site for open bounce times. • Cosmic Open Bounce: Enjoy glow-in-the-dark bouncing

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every Friday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $8 ($7 siblings)

Nashville Shores Cool off with water slides, pools,

more at 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; times and prices vary; 862-8480 or

beaches, the new wave pool and lazy river, lake activities and more at 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; Sun - Thu 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $21.99- $26.99 ($69.99 season pass); 889-7050 or

FREE Family Bike Ride Enjoy an hour-long bike ride

Wave Country Enjoy the wave pool, water flumes,

Centennial Sportsplex Fitness, ice skating, swimming and

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

Nashville Ghost Tours Learn the historical, haunted

heritage of Music City during a 90-minute guided tour of downtown. Tour begins at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Union Avenue; Wed - Mon 8 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 7 11, free ages 6 and younger; for reservations, call 884-3999 or visit

playground, volleyball and new speed slides at 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy., Nashville; Mon - Thu 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger (season passes are $75 adults, $65 children); 885-1052 or asp.

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FREE Slippery Science with Mr. Bond the Science Guy All ages can learn how to make water disappear, make

explosions using water pressure, turn water into snow in an instant and more. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St.; 10:30 a.m.; 862-5800 or

FREE US Youth Soccer National President’s Cup

Under-14 through Under-17 boys and girls compete in the final stop of the President’s Cup championship. Richard Siegel Soccer Complex, 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro; Thu - Sun 8 a.m.;

friday 9 FREE Classic Movie Night All ages can enjoy a classic film shown outside. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or Dive-In Movie Families can watch a screening of Jaws outside on the beach. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate admission ($21.99 - $26.99); 889-7050 or FREE Fun Fridays: Quest for Gold All ages can participate in Olympic-style events like the sack race, ball throw, 50yard dash, long jump and more. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2218 or cityofgoodlettsvile. org/parks. Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony The Nashville Symphony and guest clarinetist James Zimmerman perform works by Haydn, Copland and Mendelssohn. Lipscomb’s Collins Alumni Auditorium, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.; $20 - $50; 687-6400 or FREE Movie in the Park Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly film. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 550-6947 or

FREE Red Caboose Concert Bring a picnic and blanket

and enjoy the music of the WannaBeatles. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8424 or

Uncle Dave Macon Days All ages can celebrate the 33rd annual old-time festival featuring music, singing, dancing, crafts and more. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; Fri 5 - 11 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sun 12 - 4 p.m.; admission Fri - Sat is $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger; admission Sun is free; 893-2369 or Conductor Jack Zinghopper performs for preschoolers at several locations around Middle Tennessee this month, including libraries in Hendersonville, Bethesda, Brentwood, Nolensville and La Vergne. Find his complete performance schedule at

outings, cont’d rutherford county BounceU Bounce on inflatables at 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro; 893-8386 or Open bounce times: • Family Bounce Night: Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; $8.95 first bouncer, $7.95 additional bouncers (includes pizza and a drink), $3 non-bouncing parents who want to eat • Open Bounce: Ages 2 and older; Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Mon - Fri 1 - 3 p.m.; $6.95 ($5.95 siblings) • Preschool Playdate: Ages 6 and younger; Fri 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $6.95 ($5.95 siblings)

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Jumper’s Playhouse Inflatable fun at 6600 New Nashville

FREE Hendersonville Cruise-In View retro cars,

Skate Center West 849 W. College St., Murfreesboro.

Kids Party Jumps Kids can bounce on inflatables at 134 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; $5; 826-8010.

Hwy., Smyrna; 220-7575 or • Open Bounce: Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., check Web site for Sat and Sun availability; $6.33 ($5.42 siblings) children, parents bounce free

Public skate times are Tue 6 - 8:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 - 11 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 - 11 p.m., Sun 2 - 6:30 p.m.; $3 - $7 plus rental; 895-1403 or

participate in games, enjoy shopping and more every Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Glenbrook Shopping Center, 1030 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville;

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Laser Adventure Laser tag, aeroball and a rock-climbing wall at 511 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; Mon - Thu by reservation only, Fri 3:30 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 12 - 9 p.m.; prices vary by activity; 859-7753 or

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini golf, batting cages, game room and more at 130 Cherokee Road N., Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.; 822-0232 or

My Gym Pay-to-play, open gym and Saturday morning classes take place at 206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville; call 824-8002 or visit for a complete schedule and fees.

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FREE US Youth Soccer National President’s Cup

Uncle Dave Macon Days

Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a guided tour through the wetlands. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $6; 890-2300.

FREE US Youth Soccer National President’s Cup

Please see Thursday, July 8 listing.

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Please see Friday, July 9 listing.

Please see Thursday, July 8 listing.

FREE American Girl Book Club School-age girls can

participate in a summer mystery with Rebecca and Secrets at Camp Nokomis. Barnes & Noble, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. 340, Hendersonville; 12 p.m.; 264-0183 or

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FREE Big Band Dance All ages can learn to salsa with

FREE Brentwood Concert Series Enjoy an evening of

live music by Merchants of Cool. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 862-8424.

Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony Please see Friday, July

9 listing.

Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when

they play the Richmond RiverRats. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 8661040 or

FREE Peek-a-boo Open House Check out Williamson County’s newest play place for tots, including ice cream, balloons, face painting, character visits, a magician performance and a party package giveaway. Peek-a-boo Playtown, 3252 Aspen Grove Drive, Ste. 9, Franklin; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 7718099 or Saturday AM: Inspiration Board Families can stop by the studio to make their own inspiration boards where they can write notes, quotes or ideas. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 3568000 or FREE Summer Saturdays: Hold Your Horses! All

ages can enjoy horse activities, free buggy rides and watching the Mounted Police train Tennessee Walking Horses at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; admission is free but there is a small fee for face painting; 837-5197 or

FREE Toot and Puddle Storytime Toot and Puddle visit for stories and to pose for pictures. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 895-8580 or

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

williamson county Bowie Park and Nature Center Nature programs and

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

Glow Galaxy Weekly open play times feature inflatables,

mini-golf, air hockey, an interactive game floor, football toss, soccer kick and basketball in a glow-in-the-dark setting at 121

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music by Who’s Bad, Michael Jackson Tribute Band. Eddie Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park on Crockett Road, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; 371-0060 or

Sunday’s Live! This costumed program’s topic is “The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry.” The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; free with gate admission ($17 adults, $11 ages 13 - 18, $7 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger); 889-2941 or

Uncle Dave Macon Days

Please see Friday, July 9 listing.

FREE US Youth Soccer National President’s Cup Please see Thursday, July 8 listing.

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Patrick Waller as Valentine in Tennessee Shakespeare Festival’s Two Gentlemen of Verona (Tennessee), continuing through Sunday, July 11 at The Webb School. See “On Stage,” page 103, for details.

FREE Music in the Park Enjoy live music on the back

porch. Bowen House at Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 6:30 p.m.; 851-2253 or parks.

Snack Attack! All ages can make blueberry ice cream. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or FREE Toot and Puddle Storytime Toot and Puddle visit for stories and to pose for pictures. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 895-8580 or (“The Dailies” continue on page 92)

Seaboard Lane, Ste. 8, Franklin; $8 per child (adults are free); for times, call 370-4386, opt. 2.


Jump!Zone Open play is Tue, Wed and Fri 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thu 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m.; $7 per session. 1725 Columbia Ave., Franklin; 866-2021 or

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

Also home to the Sudekum Planetarium. 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12:30 5:30 p.m. (the planetarium is open from 6 - 9 p.m. on the second Saturday each month for after-hours showings); $11 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12; free for ages 2 and younger; Planetarium tickets are $4 members, $6 non-members on top of museum admission (laser shows are $2 more); 862-5160 or • Amazing Feats of Aging is on display through Monday, Sept. 6

Saturday morning class times and fees at 330 Franklin Road, call 371-5437 or visit

Peek-a-boo Playtown Open play hours are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at 3252 Aspen Grove Road, Franklin; $7 per child; 771-8099 or Pump It Up Play Time Pop-in playtime Tue, Wed and Fri

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

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First Evangelical Lutheran Church

113 8th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37203 256-7580 • Email: Dates: Jul. 12 - Jul. 16 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon Ages: 3 - 10 yrs. First Lutheran Church invites all children to Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God Vacation Bible School. Board the star ship Galactic Praise to see our awesome universe – and our awesome God – in a whole new way. Each galactic mission includes a bible story in the Good News Galaxy, along with science activities at the Orbital Observatory, music at Moons & Tunes, art projects at Cosmic Crafts and games at Rocket Rec. Lunch and snack also provided. Register online.

Highland Heights Church of Christ

785 S. Lowry St., Smyrna, TN 37167 459-4071 • Email: Dates: Jun. 5 - Aug. 29 Ages: K - grade 5 (5 - 12 yrs.) Religious Affiliation: Christian Come join us for a fabulous all-summer Bible vacation! Children moving up to K - grade 5 will take a virtual vacation this summer. They will visit six different destinations every three weeks on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, from June through August. Learn about God’s wonderful plan and purpose for you, from the very beginning! Registration and sneak preview on Sat., Jun. 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and the adventure begins Jun. 6 at 9 a.m.

Kids can strengthen their relationship with God and have a fun time doing it! These churches offer Bible school programs that include games, sports, music and more.

Immanuel Baptist Church

222 Belle Meade Blvd., Nashville, TN 37205 297-5356 • Email: Dates: Jul. 19 - 23 Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 noon Ages: 4 yrs. - grade 6 Religious Affiliation: Baptist Join us for music, bible stories, games, grafts and snacks as we take off for our missions on the star ship Galactic Praise during our free VBS Galactic Blast. Fifth- and sixth-graders will participate in our offsite mission projects each day. Everyone is invited to join us for fun each day this week and on Thursday evening for our Family Night Dinner and Program at 5:30 p.m. Call, email or go online to register.

Parkway Baptist Church

at Rock Springs Middle School 3301 Rock Springs Road, Smyrna, TN 37167 355-8997 • Dates: Jul. 18 - 22 Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Ages: Preschool - Adult Religious Affiliation: Baptist Need answers? Ask God! The trails are callin’, so saddle up and head to the Saddle Ridge Ranch. Kickoff is Sat., Jul. 17 from 4 - 7 p.m. at our property on Lee Victory Parkway (I-24 exit 70) in Smyrna. Register at the kickoff roundup or on Sunday when it all begins.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

3145 N. Thompson Lane Murfreesboro, TN 37129 895-1357 • Dates: Jul. 12 - 16 Ages: 2 yrs. - grade 6 Religious Affiliation: Baptist Join us this July for a High Seas Expedition. We will be exploring the mighty love of God! Your morning will be packed with laughter, games, crafts, snacks and songs all while we learn what the word of God has in store for you. We will start our adventure each day at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Reserve your spot today on our web site.

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tuesday 13 Animal Antics All ages can meet the uromastyx dragon. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or FREE Bruce Amato All ages can enjoy a magic show. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; 459-4884 or FREE Music in the Park Enjoy live music on the back porch. Bowen House at Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 6 p.m.; 851-2253 or

Music Mania All ages can explore the elements of music by singing songs, making music with boom whackers or listening to a musician. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or FREE Ventriloquist Joyce Carroll Ages 6 and older can

experience storytelling with Joyce Carroll and her friends Wesley and Buzz. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road; 1 p.m.; 371-0090.

wednesday 14 Crossroads Children’s Chorus Enjoy an evening of music

mandrell’s mansion is nashville’s new attraction


f your family is a country music fan — and even if it’s not — a trip to Whites Creek is a must to tour the Mansion at Fontanel, former home of country legend Barbara Mandrell. The 27,000square-foot log home is now a tourist attraction, and it’s the only home tour in the Nashville area. Dale Morris and Marc Oswald — managers of country artists like Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Alabama and more — bought the property in 2002 and have now opened it to the public. The nearly hour long guided tour of the mansion is incredible. It’s neat to see all the intricate detail that went into the mansion’s design, and well, it’s just fun to see what the rich and famous call home. Several pieces of original furniture remain along with a wide collection of artifacts Mandrell contributed. There are also a lot of artifacts from other country artists ranging from Buck Owens to Gretchen Wilson. Favorite rooms include the marble master bathroom, ice cream parlor, the atrium with an indoor pool (pictured) and the indoor firing range. After the tour, pop into the Farm House Restaurant for a down-home meal with a farm-to-fork experience with several local and regional farms supplying the food. Two miles of free hiking trails are on the property as well. Fontanel is located at 4225 Whites Creek Pike. Mansion tours take place daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission is $19 adults, $9 ages 6 - 15, free ages 5 and younger. Call 256-5699 or visit

sites, cont’d Belle Meade Plantation Early 1800s house and stud farm at 5025 Harding Road, Nashville; Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (final tour at 4 p.m.); $14 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 356-0501 or Belmont Mansion Tour the summer home of Joseph and Adelicia Acklen, built in 1853, at 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $8 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12; 460-5459 or Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; Tue, Wed and Sat

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and

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younger; 356-8000 or • The American Impressionists in the Garden exhibit is on display through Monday, Sept. 6 • Chihuly at Cheekwood is on display through Sunday, Oct. 31 • Lunch and Lecture: Creating the Color Garden Chihuly Style! takes place Thursday, July 15 • The Matilda Geddings Gray Collection of Fabergé exhibit is on display through 2012 • Soaps, Flukes & Follies is on display through Sunday, Sept. 12 • Southeastern Regional Bonsai Show takes place July 24 - 25 • William Edmondson: The Hand and the Spirit is on display through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011

with guests Ronnie Milsap, Kallen Esperian and Sutton Foster. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $53 $65; 800-745-3000 or

Snack Attack! All ages can make blueberry ice cream. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

thursday 15 Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Dailey & Vincent perform an evening of music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26; 800-745-3000 or

FREE Bruce Amato Ages 6 and older can be entertained by a magical adventure. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road; 1 p.m.; 371-0090. FREE Craft Time All ages can create a “crabby” craft.

Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road; 10 a.m.; 4594884 or

FREE Cooter’s Place Memorabilia representing Dukes of

Hazzard at 2613 McGavock Pike, Nashville; Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri - Sat 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 8728358 or

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum A variety of exhibits featuring stage costumes, instruments, art, photographs and multimedia displays at 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $19.99 adults, $11.99 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 416-2001 or FREE Fort Negley Visitors Center Self-guided exhibits

and interactive stations detail Nashville’s Civil War history. 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 862-8470 or

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real box mosaic. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

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Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville

We’re the place where kids of all ages can just be kids. Learn all about the trendiest haircuts, the most exciting parties and the best-trained stylists around.

Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Royals. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds. com.

FREE Splash Out! Ages 12 and younger

can enjoy outdoor water play. Old Fort Park Pavilion 1, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1 - 3 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Vive la France! Nashville Opera hosts a

Bastille Day celebration for adults, including French wine tastings with food pairings along with performances of French art songs, operetta and musical theater. Rumours East, 1112 Woodland St., Nashville; 6 - 8 p.m.; 832-5242 or

FREE Wildlife on Wheels Robin from the

Nashville Zoo brings her wild friends to teach kids of all ages about animal adaptations. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St.; 10:30 a.m.; 862-5800 or

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$2 OFF Kid’s Regular Haircut One coupon per family. Limited time offer. Expires 7/31/10. Code: P093$2. Cannot be combined. Valid only at Snip-its Cool Springs.

The Snip-its experience • Specially-trained stylists • Kid-friendly hair products • Parent chair at cutting stations • Animated shows & video games • Prizes from the “Magic Box” • Birthday parties, events and more …

$40 OFF

Birthday Party Event One coupon per family. Limited time offer. Expires 7/31/10. Code: MM4$40. Cannot be combined. Valid only at Snip-its Cool Springs.

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790 Jordan Rd • Cool Springs • Around the corner from Chuck E. Cheese’s • Few doors from Otter’s Chicken Tenders • (615) 771-3633 •

6/11/10 10:38 AM

36th Annual Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

Enjoy bluegrass music, feast on farm-raised catfish, enjoy children’s games, shop at the bake sale and more. Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop, Franklin; 4:30 - 8 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 9 and younger; 794-6721 or

FREE American Girl Club All ages can

make paper dolls. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; 895-8580 or

Dive-In Movie Families can watch a screening of Star Trek (2009 version) outside on the beach. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate admission ($21.99 - $26.99); 889-7050 or FREE Fun Fridays: Great Rubber Duck Race All ages can select a rubber

duck and register it for an official race. MossWright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2218 or cityofgoodlettsville. org/parks.

FREE Pajama Party All ages can wear

their favorite PJs for an evening of bedtime stories. Barnes & Noble, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. 340, Hendersonville; 6 p.m.; 2640183 or

FREE Red Caboose Concert Bring a

picnic and blanket and enjoy the music of Randy Moore & The Fabulous Suedes. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8424 or (please turn the page)

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Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Royals. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

Max’s Miracle Bike Ride Motorcyclists can participate in a poker run ride and spectators can enjoy a bike show and children’s activities including inflatables and a rock climbing wall. Proceeds benefit the National CMV Registry. Bumpus Harley Davidson, 2250 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; bike ride admission in advance is $20 owners/drivers and $10 passengers; on event day, registration is $25/$15; spectators are free;

Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a guided tour through

the wetlands. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

saturday 17 FREE Big Band Dance All ages can learn to polka with live music by Radio Daze. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 862-8424 or

Music City Open Martial Arts Championship Watch

kids ages 5 and older compete in all forms of martial arts. Tennessee State University’s Kean Hall, 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $8 general admission ages 5 and older, $8 ring side seats; 355-8383 or

Playing By Air: The Show Please see “Giving Back,” page


FREE Concert on the Lawn Enjoy an evening of rock hits

Race Across the Spectrum All ages can participate in a 5K run/walk for autism. Funds raised benefit the services provided by the Brown Center for Autism. Crockett Park, 9025 Crockett Road, Brentwood; 7 - 9:30 a.m.; $25 adults, free ages 8 and younger; 385-7994 or Saturday AM: It Begins with a Sketch! Families can

visit the studio to make sketch books and learn about famous sketches. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or

Songwriters Sing for Nashville Matraca Berg, Kye Fleming, Roger Murrah, Don Wayne, Mike Reid and other local songwriters perform their hits to help raise money for Nashville flood victims. The Woods at Fontanel, 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Whites Creek; 4:30 - 8 p.m.; $20 ages adults, free ages 12 and younger; 800-745-3000 or Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Royals. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

from The Chill Band. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6 - 9 p.m.; 325-4086 or

FREE Summer Saturdays: All About Goats! All ages

FREE Fancy Nancy Party All ages can celebrate

can meet and help feed and milk the goats, then visit the cabins to see the soap maker and purchase goat milk soap. Enjoy face painting and observing the bee hive, too. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; admission is free but there is a small fee for face painting; 837-5197 or

Fancy Nancy with book readings and an afternoon of pampering. Barnes & Noble, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Ste. 340, Hendersonville; 12 p.m.; 264-0183 or

sunday 18 FREE Arts in the Park All ages can participate in hands-on arts and crafts. Siegel Park, 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; 893-7439. FREE Brentwood Concert Series Enjoy an evening of

music by The Tams. Eddie Arnold Amphitheater at Crockett Park on Crockett Road, Brentwood; 7 p.m.; 371-0060 or brentwood-tn. org.

See juggling, physical comedy and more during Playing By Air: The Show at Nashville Children’s Theatre July 17 - 18.

Playing By Air: The Show Please see “Giving Back,” page


Sonos Handbell Ensemble All ages can enjoy an evening of music titled, “Ringing on the Edge.” Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; $15; 800-745-3000. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Royals. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

sites, cont’d Frist Center for the Visual Arts Local to international art, plus hands-on fun in ArtQuest at 919 Broadway, Nashville; Mon - Wed and Sat 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thu - Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $10 adults, free ages 18 and younger; 244-3340 or Ongoing: • Chihuly at the Frist is on display through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 • From Post Office to Art Center is on display through Sunday, Oct. 24 • George Rickey’s Three Red Lines is on display through Sunday, Dec. 27 • The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947 1957 is on display through Sunday, Sept. 12

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• FREE Music in the Grand Lobby every Thu 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and every Fri 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Presence or Absence: The Photographs of Tokihiro Sato is on display through Sunday, Sept. 12

The Hermitage Home of President Andrew Jackson. 4580

Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $17 adults, $11 ages 13 - 18, $7 ages 6 - 12; 889-2941 or

Lane Motor Museum More than 150 unique cars and

motorcycles at 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville; Thu - Mon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $7 adults, $2 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 742-7445 or

Nashville Zoo Animals from around the world at 3777

Nolensville Road, Nashville; daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $14 adults, $9 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger; 833-1534 or

FREE Tennessee Agricultural Museum Home and farm

artifacts at the Ellington Agricultural Center, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum. org. • July’s theme for educational programs is “Farm Chores and Summer Fun”

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

College football and basketball exhibits, sports videos, interactive games, NASCAR video games and more at 501 Broadway, Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 children; 242-4750 or

FREE Tennessee State Museum Explore the history of Tennessee at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; 741-2692 or

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they play the Quincy Gems. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

Snack Attack! All ages can make peanut (soy) butter power balls. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Albuquerque Isotopes. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

tuesday 20 Animal Antics All ages can meet the gecko. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or 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, 1154 Lewisberg Pike, Franklin; 6:15 p.m.; 834-3287. Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when

Music Mania All ages can explore the elements of music by singing songs, making music with boom whackers or listening to a musician. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; $6; 890-2300. FREE The Natural History Educational Co. Ages 5 and

older can learn about animals from across the world. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road; 1 p.m.; 371-0090.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when

they challenge the Albuquerque Isotopes. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

wednesday 21 FREE Fishy Games All ages can play games with an under-

water theme. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road; 10 a.m.; 459-4884 or

Snack Attack! All ages can make peanut (soy) butter power balls. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Albuquerque Isotopes. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

thursday 22 Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Earl Scruggs along with

friends and family perform an evening of music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26; 800-745-3000 or

Creation Station All ages can create a cereal box mosaic.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when they play the West Virginia Miners. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

FREE Preschool Storytime Ages 3 - 5 can meet at an

off-site farm for a reading of Blueberries for Sal, then pick blueberries. Brenthaven Church, 516 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m.; 373-4826.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Albuquerque Isotopes. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

friday 23 Basket Making Workshop All ages can learn basket

they play the Quincy Gems. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

weaving and natural dyeing techniques. Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; Fri - Sat 12 - 4 p.m.; $25; 8593678 or (please turn the page)

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FREE Bluegrass Along the Harpeth and Fiddlers Jamboree Enjoy two days of bluegrass and clogging competitions. Downtown Franklin Public Square; Fri 7 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; 790-8616

FREE Classic Movie Night All ages can enjoy a classic film shown outside. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or Dive-In Movie Families can watch a screening of Monsters vs.

Aliens outside on the beach. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate admission ($21.99 - $26.99); 889-7050 or

Full Moon Pickin’ Party Bluegrass pickers jam under the light of the moon while headliners take the stage. Warner Parks Equestrian Barn, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $15 in advance/$20 at the gate, $10 ages 7 - 15, free ages 6 and younger, $5 pickers with a bluegrass instrument; 370-8053 or FREE Fun Fridays: Final Fling All ages can enjoy inflata-

bles and water games. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2218 or

Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when they play the West Virginia Miners. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

FREE Red Caboose Concert Bring a picnic and blanket

and enjoy the music of Bill McCallie & In Cahoots Band. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 8628424 or

Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a guided tour through

the wetlands. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

Young actors with Bravo Creative Arts Center present Grease Jr. July 23 - 25, suitable for all ages, at the Father Ryan Center for the Arts. See “On Stage,” page 103, for details.

saturday 24 Basket Making Workshop Please see Friday, July 23 listing .

FREE Beezus and Ramona Event Beverly Cleary’s Ra-

mona books come to life in a new movie, and kids can participate in a Ramona celebration with games, crafts and more. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1 p.m.; 895-8580 or

FREE Big Band Dance All ages can learn to ballroom dance with live music by the Paul Ross Big Band. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 8628424 or

FREE English Country Dance Workshop All ages can learn country dancing from the 1500s to the 1800s. Visitor Center at Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 859-3678 or Ice Day All ages can enjoy free samples of Blue Bell ice cream, participate in an ice cream eating contest, visit a winter wonderland snow tent, play on a water slide inflatable and see the animals enjoying popsicle treats. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; free with gate admission ($14 adults, $9 ages 2 - 12); 833-1534 or Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when they play the West Virginia Miners. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

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sites, cont’d Travellers Rest Judge John Overton’s 1799 plantation at 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $10 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12; 832-8197 or

rutherford county FREE Cannonsburgh Village A re-creation of Rutherford

County’s historic village at 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; self-guided tours are free, guided tours are $2.50 adults, $1.50 ages 6 - 12; 890-0355.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring Hands-on

Oaklands Museum Historic plantation home from the 1800s at 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger; 893-0022 or Sam Davis Home Historic home dedicated to the Tennessee Civil War hero at 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $8.50 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12; 459-2341 or FREE Stones River National Battlefield The

battleground museum is open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring your bikes and helmets for free bike tours every Saturday, through October, from 8:45 - 10 a.m. at 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 893-9501.

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activities for all ages at 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or • Making America’s Music: Rhythm, Roots & Rhyme is on exhibit through Sunday, Sept. 5

Cragfont This historic, late Georgian period home is located

FREE The Heritage Center Rotating exhibits of Rutherford County history at 225 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 217-8013.

and the Bowen Plantation House at 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 6 - 12; 859-3678 or

FREE MTSU Mineral, Gem and Fossil Museum

FREE Monthaven A Greek Revival plantation house at

Displays of gems, minerals, fossils, petrified wood and fluorescent specimens. Room 122 in Ezell’s Hall, Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro; Sat 1 - 5 p.m.;

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at 200 Cragfont Road, Castalian Springs; Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. (by appointment); $5 adults, $3 ages 6 12, free ages 5 and younger; 452-7070.

Mansker’s Station A reconstructed 1779 log station

1154 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 822-0789.

Rock Castle Early 1800s historic house at 139 Rock Castle

Lane, Hendersonville; daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12; 824-0502 or

williamson county Carnton Plantation This home was a field hospital during the Civil War at 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin; Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $12 adults, $10 seniors; $5 ages 6 12, free ages 5 and younger; 794-0903 or Carter House A Battle of Franklin museum at 1140

Columbia Ave., Franklin; Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun 1 - 4 p.m.; $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 791-1861 or

Rippavilla Plantation 5700 Main St., Spring Hill; Thu - Fri 3 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12; 931-486-9037 or

wilson county FREE City of Lebanon Museum Take a visual tour of the history of Lebanon and hear audio descriptions by famous residents at 200 Castle Heights Ave. N., Lebanon; Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 443-2839 or


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For July events requiring advance registration, turn to page 104. Saturday AM: Beautiful Blooms Families can create a blooming flower project. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000. Summer Egg Hunt All ages can dive for prize-filled eggs

in the pool. Pleasant Green Pool, 360 Pleasant Green Drive, Goodlettsville; 2 p.m.; $5 adults, $4 ages 4 - 12, $3 ages 3 and younger; 851-2253.

FREE Summer Saturdays: Old McDonald’s Farm All

ages can help groom and feed miniature donkeys, enjoy donkey rides, see spinning and blacksmith demonstrations and meet a variety of friendly farm animals. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; admission is free but there is a $3 fee for miniature donkey rides; 837-5197 or

FREE Toy Story 3 Special Event Celebrate the new movie with games and activities for all ages. Each child will receive a Toy Story 3 Wish Book. Barnes & Noble, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 895-8580 or

sunday 25 FREE Music in the Park Enjoy live music on the back porch. Bowen House at Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 2 p.m.; 851-2253 or

Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when they play the Terre Haute Rex. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

monday 26 Outlaws Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Outlaws when

they play the Terre Haute Rex. Hawkins Field, 2601 Jess Neely

Drive, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $8 advance, $9 game day; 866-1040 or

Paul McCartney The former Beatle makes his first concert

appearance in Nashville. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $59.50 - $252.50; 800-745-3000 or

Snack Attack! All ages can cool off with a banana smoothie. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or Sunset Concert Families can enjoy an evening of music

featuring Live Bait: Tribute to Jimmy Buffet and Summertime Fun. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Carnton Lane, Franklin; 6 - 8 p.m.; $15; 794-0903 or

the dailies Way Late Play Date Parents can enjoy the museum without kids, complete with appetizers, adult beverages and more. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; $15 individuals, $25 per couple; 862-5160 or adventuresci. com.

wednesday 28 FREE Rachel Sumner Award-winning children’s entertainer

Rachel Sumner performs for preschoolers. Whose Foods, 1735 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; 778-1910 or

tuesday 27 Animal Antics All ages can meet the ball python. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or Music Mania All ages can explore the elements of music by singing songs, making music with boom whackers or listening to a musician. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Royals. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

This Miss Virginia Lachasse fashion doll was part of a 1954 touring exhibition to raise money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind.

Urban Safari Safari Greg entertains kids of all

ages with animal encounters, magic and comedy. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road; 1 p.m.; 371-0090.

couture coup at the frist


ashville has a lot of cool attractions, and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is certainly one of the stand-outs, especially when it hosts a huge international exhibition like The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947 - 1957. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London organized the exhibit, and the Frist Center is the ONLY museum in the United States to show it. How cool is that?!? The spectacular exhibit features 221 artifacts ranging from gowns to coats to accessories and beyond, even a collection of fashion dolls that were part of Theatre de la Mode that traveled to Britain, Scandinavia and the United States from 1945 - 1946 to help raise funds for war victims while promoting French fashion. Christian Dior fans will be in heaven as the exhibit includes much of his work. In fact it was his “new look” movement in 1947 that set a new standard in dressmaking that even contemporary designers find hard to beat. The exhibit takes museum guests on quite a journey of the world of couture, textiles, the rise of boutique shops offering ready-to-wear items and accessories, fashion show collections and more — it is by far the most intriguing exhibit I’ve seen in any museum across the globe, and is one kids will find fascinating as they discover the artistic side of fashion from 60 - 70 years ago. The Golden Age of Couture is on display through Sunday, Sept. 12. The Frist Center is located at 919 Broadway, Nashville. Hours are Mon, Tue, Wed and Sat 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thu - Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 1 - 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10 adults, free ages 18 and younger. Call 244-3340 or visit

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Snack Attack! All ages can cool off with a banana smoothie. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Royals. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Royals. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

thursday 29 Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman The Del McCoury Band

performs an evening of music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $26; 800-745-3000 or

Creation Station All ages can design a scratch design door

hanger. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

Live! at Cheekwood Enjoy the music of Joan Baez when she performs live outside under the stars. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 8 - 11 p.m.; $40 general admission, $125 VIP; 356-8000 or

Saddle Up for Project Help Enjoy a casual, Western-

themed evening with live music, live and silent auctions and more. Proceeds benefit Project Help, Rutherford County’s only center-based early intervention program. Tower Club Level of MTSU’s Floyd Stadium, 802 Warrior Drive, Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; $50; 898-2458 or

friday 30 Dive-In Movie Families can watch a screening of Transform-

ers: Revenge of the Fallen outside on the beach. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 8:30 p.m.; free with gate admission ($21.99 - $26.99); 889-7050 or

FREE Red Caboose Concert Bring a picnic and blanket

and enjoy the music of the Deep Grooves Steel Drum Band. Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8424 or

FREE Big Band Dance All ages can learn the night club two step with live music by the Jerry Vinett Variety Band. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 862-8424 or Goodlettsville Classic Four-Mile Run Ages 8 and older can run a four-mile course through the park. Medals and cash prizes awarded in different age categories. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Lane, Goodlettsville; 7 a.m.; $20 in advance, $25 race day; 851-2255 or

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they

Saturday AM: TEAMwork! Families can work together to create an art project that requires teamwork. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($15 adults, $8 ages 6 - 17, free ages 5 and younger); 356-8000 or

Wetland Walk All ages can embark on a guided tour through

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

challenge the Omaha Royals. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $8 - $12 advance, $10 - $14 game day; 690-4487 or

the wetlands. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10:30 a.m.; $6; 890-2300.

saturday 31 FREE Belle Meade Book Club Kids in grades 2 - 12 can

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discuss an age-appropriate book and participate in an activity related to the book’s theme. Books are Hannah’s Helping Hand (Grades 2 - 4), My Brother Sam is Dead (Grades 5 - 7) and Just Jane (Grades 8 - 12). Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Road, Nashville; 3 - 4 p.m.; 356-0501, ext. 48, or

FREE Summer Saturdays: Wild Wings & Creeping Things All ages can peek into the world of bugs, butterflies,

birds and bees. Visit butterfly stations with nets for catching them, play bug games and more. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 837-5197 or

Isn’t quality, trustworthy children’s television worth seven cents a day? Sesame Street. Super Why. Martha Speaks. Between the Lions. Fetch. Electric Company. When it comes to quality children’s TV programs, there’s no better place for children than NPT, Nashville Public Televisision. If you value the programs too, we’d like to ask for your support — of just 7 cents a day, 49 cents a week, $25.55 a year for 12 hours a day five days a week, plus weekend mornings. Please send your contribution to 7 Cents a Day, NPT, 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37203, or online at

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by Chad Young

two words for you: AGE APPROPRIATENESS


can’t imagine anything more embarrassing than having a crowd of fellow theater patrons turn around to repeatedly shush me during a show — through an entire act — and then complain to the house manager and have me removed. That’s what happened to three adults and their three very small children on the opening night of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at TPAC last month. If you’re a loyal reader of my column and my arts reviews, you know that I am a huge proponent of introducing children of all ages to the arts, especially theater, but there is a major component that some parents and grandparents need to keep in mind — age appropriateness. The three disruptive tots — who were 2 or 3 years old at best — were way too young to sit through a two-hour-and-45-minute production of that magnitude. In fact, they probably should have already been in bed by the 7:30 p.m. curtain. The orchestra hadn’t even finished the overture when the massive joint meltdowns began. There was whining, moaning, whimpering, groaning and crying so loud that those of us who were directly around them couldn’t focus on the stage. The noisy children ruined the entire first act, because they didn’t spend one quiet moment during it. I was sitting right behind them, and it was the most annoying and rude thing to contend with on what should have been a fun, enjoyable evening. To make matters worse, when the gentleman sitting in front of them turned around and politely asked the adults to please keep their kids quiet or take them out of the theater until they could calm down, Grandma got belligerent and hurled a couple of expletives his way — not a great example to set for one’s grandchildren in my opinion. Those of us sitting around these folks were so grateful when the house manager removed them (at least from our area) within a few minutes of Act II. I’m not blaming the children, mind you. It wasn’t their fault for being there. It was their moms and grandmother who should have known better. Children that young aren’t able to handle that level of commitment as an audience member. The youngest age that even Nashville Children’s Theatre typically suggests is 4, although all ages are welcome, and their productions only run an hour and 10 minutes … but the children’s theater also has that mindful cry room in the back where the pre-show announcement asks parents to take their kids should they become disruptive. They can still see and hear the show behind the window in the soundproof room and thus not destroy everyone else’s experience in the auditorium. Yes, it’s important to expose children to the arts at every age, but I urge you as arts-encouraging parents to take into account what they can (and cannot) feasibly handle. Overextending a child’s capability in any kind of arts experience will only make him miserable (like the aforementioned three toddlers proved to be), and ultimately, they’ll disconnect entirely and have no desire for future encounters. And that’s the worst thing that could ever happen.

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take in some theater with your family this month!

Olde Worlde Theatre presents Little Red Riding Hood July 24, 31 and Aug. 7. Turn to page 36 to learn how to win a pair of tickets. Alice in Wonderland (July 16 - 31; Ages 8 and older) Street Theatre Company, 7620 Hwy 70 S., Ste. 264, Nashville; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 3 p.m.; $5;

Grease Jr. (July 23 - 25; All ages) Bravo Creative Arts Center at Father Ryan Center for the Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $8 general admission, $10 reserved seats; 599-5314 or

Play it Again Sam (July 16 - Aug. 1; Ages 12 and older)

Bye Bye Birdie (July 30 - Aug. 15; Ages 10 and older) Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $12 students, $8 ages 11 and younger; 904-2787 or

Gypsy (continues through Saturday, July 3; Ages 12 and older)

Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming (July 22 - Aug. 28;

The Colored Museum (continues through Sunday, July 4; Ages 12 and older) Amun Ra Theatre, 2508 Clifton Ave., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 ages 17 and younger; 329-4228 or

Dear Edwina (July 22 - Aug. 1; Ages 8 and older) Out Front

on Main, 1511 E. Main St., Murfreesboro; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10;

Exit the Body (July 30 - Aug. 21; Ages 12 and older) Towne

Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 221-1174 or

Funny Money (continues through Saturday, July 17; Ages

10 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Tue - Sat 6 p.m. doors open for dinner, 8 p.m. show begins; $50 adults, $35 ages 13 - 18, $25 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or

Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 221-1174 or

High School Musical 2 (July 9 - 24; All ages) Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $10 students; 800-235-9073 or

Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 221-1174 or

Ages 8 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Tue - Sat 6 p.m. doors open for dinner, 8 p.m. show begins; $50 adults, $35 ages 13 - 18, $25 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or

Seussical the Musical (July 23 - Aug. 8; Ages 6 and older)

Senior Center for the Arts, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thu Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 - $30;

Little Red Riding Hood (July 24, 31 and Aug. 7; All ages) Olde Worlde Theatre Co. at the Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (10 a.m. only on July 24); $7; 300-0374 or

FREE Tall Tale Circus (July 9 - 31; All ages) The Children’s Theater at Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St.; Fri - Sat 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 862-5800 or

Nine (continues through Saturday, July 10; Ages 12 and older)

through Sunday, July 11; All ages) Tennessee Shakespeare Festival at The Webb School, 319 Webb Road, Bell Buckle; Fri - Sun 8 p.m.; $10 premium seating in advance/$15 at the door, $5 festival seating at the door; 397-1597 or

Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; Tue 8 p.m., Thu 8 p.m. (July 1 and 8 only); Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $25 adults, $23 students, $19 ages 11 and younger; Tuesday tickets are two for $25, all tickets on Thursdays are $15; 794-7744 or

Oklahoma! (July 15 - 25; Ages 8 and older) Pull-Tight Theatre,

112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 students; 790-6782 or

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Tennessee) (continues

VaudeBoro 2010 (July 15 - 18; All ages) Out Front on Main, 1511 E. Main St., Murfreesboro; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10;

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parent PLANNER Advance Registration required for these events !

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

Local kids have fun firing water cannons at a nearby tugboat on the Cumberland River while enjoying the Blue Heron Kids Adventure Cruise. Adventure Science Center 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 862-5160 or

Bounce U Murfreesboro 1222 Park Ave.; 893-8386 or

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

Brentwood Barnes & Noble 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 377-9979 or

• Little Labs July 10 and 24. Ages 3 - 5 and a parent. Dissect owl pellets on July 10 and learn about flowers on July 24. 11 a.m. $9 members, $13 non-members

• Kids Adventure Cruise Wed - Sun. Ages 5 and older. Three-and-a-half hours of fun includes a cruise down the Cumberland with bubble wands, water cannons, games and prizes. Bring a sack lunch, free drinks provided. 9:30 a.m. $10

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• Parents’ Night Out Saturday, July 17. Ages 4 - 12 (must be potty trained). Drop off the kids while you enjoy a night out on the town. 6 - 9:30 p.m. $18.95 ($15.95 siblings)

• FREE American Girl Club Friday, July 16. Registration deadline is Thursday, July 15 All ages. Enjoy a summer family games party featuring the game, Telestrations. 7 p.m.

Brentwood Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 371-0090, ext. 851

• FREE Movie Matinee Saturday, July 10. All ages. Watch a a screening of My Man Godfrey starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. 1 p.m.

Dyer Observatory 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 373-4897 or

• Bluebird on the Mountain Saturday, July 24. All ages. An evening of music under the stars featuring local singer/ songwriters. 5:30 p.m. gates open, 7 p.m. concert. $95 per car (up to eight passengers) • FREE Open House Telescope Night July 8 and 9. View the night sky through telescopes. 9 - 11 p.m.

Fairview Recreation Complex 2714 Fairview Blvd.; 799-9331 or

• American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Saturday, July 17. Ages 11 - 15. Learn to become good babysitters. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (bring a sack lunch). $45. Call 585-9055 to register • Guitar Lessons Thursdays, July 8 - 29. All ages. Bring a guitar and tuner and learn how to play. Classes are in onehour increments from 5 - 9 p.m. $80 • Kid’s Scrapbooking Album Saturday, July 10 or Monday, July 19. Ages 8 - 12. Make a one-of-a-kind 12-page scrapbook. Sat 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mon 6 - 8 p.m. $25 • Little One’s Imagination Friday, July 23. Ages 3 - 6. Explore many different art forms. 1 - 2 p.m. $4 • Poolapalooza Friday, July 16. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 14. Ages 6 - 12. An evening of games, swimming and fun. 6 - 10 p.m. $5 • FREE Summer Crafts Friday, July 16. Ages 3 - 12. Create seasonal craft items. 10 - 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville 537-2508 or

• FREE Buddy Break Saturday, July 10. Ages 5 - 16 with special needs. Parents of special needs kids can drop their children off for fun and recreation while they enjoy some respite time. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

• Fit Tots Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 6 - 20. Ages 5 and younger (must be potty trained). Participate in fitness activities, music and stories. 9 - 10 a.m. $76 • Preschool Creative Movement Thursdays, July 6 - 27. Ages 3 - 5. Improve motor skills, coordination, spatial awareness, rhythm and express creativity with work-out routines centered on themes like colors, dinosaurs or outer space. 11 - 11:45 a.m. $25 • Inventor’s Workshop for Kids Friday, July 9. Ages 8 12. Learn about famous inventions like the light bulb and telephone then design and invent something of your own. 1 - 2 p.m. $35

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• FREE Frist Center Kids Club: Glow with the Flow Saturday, July 10. Ages 5 - 10. Wear paint clothes and watch the paint flow while moving to the beat while creaitng vibrant paintings inspired by glass artist Dale Chihuly. 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m.

Life Assembly 555 Pleasant Grove Road, Mt. Juliet; 758-7779 or

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

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• Creative Kids Saturdays, July 3 - 31. Ages 5 and older. Explore creativity while painting and decorating wood objects, making pictures with felt, designing bracelets and creating crafts. 10 - 11 a.m. $7 each class • Deb’z Doodlez Thursdays, July 8 - 22. All ages. Transform a drawing into a work of art. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $45 • Introduction to Manga Drawing July 13 and 15. Ages 8 and older. This beginner’s course covers the basics of drawing Manga characters in the traditional “big eyed” style of Japanese cartooning. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $25

• Longview Self-Defense Mondays, July 12 - 26. Ages 8 and older. Learn the basics of self-defense through martial arts skills and their practical applications. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $30 • Manga Drawing July 20 and 27. Ages 8 and older. This intermediate course covers body proportion, facial expression, clothing and costumes in the traditional “big eyed” style of Japanese cartooning. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $25 • Polynesian Dancing Wednesdays, July 7 - 28. Ages 5 - 12. Learn to dance like the island natives of Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand and Tahiti. 5:15 - 6 p.m. $40

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• Piggy Party Monday, July 12. Registration deadline is Friday, July 9. Ages 3 - 5. Participate in pig-themed games and art projects as well as a picnic. 10 a.m. $5

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• Backstage Pass: Giraffe Barn Saturday, July 10. Registration deadline is Friday, June 4. Ages 5 and older (children must be accompanied by a parent). Join zoo staff on a behind-the-scenes tour of the giraffe barn where you can learn about animal care, behavior and conservation. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Members: $25 per person (limit two children per adult); Non-members: $50 per person

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• Fourth of July Butterfly Count Saturday, July 10. Ages 12 and older. Help participate in a wildlife census event with the North American Butterfly Association. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $3 • Mommy & Me: Amazing Web Builders Friday, July 23. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Learn about spiders and how they control the insect population. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 per child/adult pair, $7 additional guests • Summer Nights at the Hill Tuesday, July 13. Ages 5 and older. Bring a picnic and follow guides looking for owls, bats and other wildlife. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $10

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• A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 ... Let’s Go Every Tue and Thu. Ages 2 - 5. Sing songs, play games, hear stories and do crafts. 10 10:45 a.m. $3 • Busy Bees Every Tue and Thu. Ages 3 - 5. This class focuses on following directions, participating in a group environment, improving coordination and practicing good sportsmanship. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $3

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• FREE Diggin’ in the Dirt Saturday, July 24. All ages. Get your hands dirty and learn all about soil, composting and all of the critters to find in a handful of soil. 9 - 10 a.m. • FREE Instinct vs. Invention Saturday, July 3. All ages. Discover how human invention stacks up to the instincts of the plant and animal world. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Jellies and Jams: 101 Saturday, July 10. Ages 13 and older. Take a beginning class to making non-traditional jams and jellies. 2 - 3 p.m. • FREE Ladybug Alert Friday, July 9. All ages. Learn ways you can help save ladybugs from extinction through The Lost Ladybug Project. 6 - 7 p.m. • FREE Lighting up the Night Friday, July 16. All ages. Explore the secrets behind fireflies and how and why they produce light. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Girls ages 13 and older can step back in time and learn about life in the 1860s during Antebellum Academy at Oaklands Historic House Museum. Participants will be introduced to crafts, music and history while being instructed in 18th century manners, museum etiquette, and tasks and skills expected of young ladies of the period. The academy takes place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission is $150 and registration is required. Oaklands is located at 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro. Call 893-0022 or visit

• FREE Shelby Bottoms Natural History Hike Saturday, July 17. All ages. Learn about the ecological and geological history of the park during a hike. 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Spiders in Rhythm Wednesday, July 21. All ages. Learn how different spiders identify one of their own through rhythms. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Turtle Power! Saturday, July 31. All ages. Find out just how powerful turtles are, then take a nature hike in search of a few. 2 - 3 p.m. • FREE Urban Homesteading: Preserving Herbs Friday, July 30. All ages. Prepare and enjoy treats prepared with fresh garden herbs. 6 - 7 p.m.

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Kids can learn about spiders at Warner Parks Nature Center on Saturday, July 31. Warner Parks Nature Center 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 352-6299 or

• FREE Bats Eat Bugs ... and More! Friday, July 16. All ages. Learn about bats and maybe catch of glimpse of real ones in flight. 7:30 - 9 p.m. • FREE Bird Brains! Wednesday, July 14. Ages 6 - 12. Learn about birds and participate in related activities. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Camping Basics Tuesday, July 6. Ages 8 - 14. Learn the basic skills of setting up and using cooking stoves, hiking boots, sleeping bags and tents. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Creek Creeping Saturday, July 17. All ages. Meet at the Little Harpeth River to discover fish, snakes, crawdads and more. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. • FREE Garden Cooking Wednesday, July 21. Ages 6 - 12. Visit the garden to pick and prepare a fresh garden feast. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Gardentopia Saturday, July 24. All ages. Explore the organic garden for insects, spiders and birds, then take a magnified look of the plants. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Insects of the Day Saturday, July 10. All ages. Hunt for butterflies, dragonflies, beetles and more. 1 - 2 p.m. • FREE Insects of the Night XVII Friday, July 9. All ages. Dress as your favorite nocturnal nymph, beetle or bug and enjoy a night of games, hikes, puppet shows and insect investigation. 7 - 9 p.m. • FREE Outdoor Cooking Tuesday, July 20. Ages 8 - 14. Learn the basic skills of outdoor cooking and food safety. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Red, White and You Saturday, July 3. All ages. Hike the red, white and blue trails and help do cleanup along the way. 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE The Salamander Room Wednesday, July 7. Ages 6 - 12. Read the book, The Salamander Room, then make your own before heading out in search of the real thing. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Spiders are not Insects Saturday, July 31. All ages. Walk on the Old Roadway to discover funnel web spiders, purse web spiders, bowl and doily spiders and more arachnids. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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• FREE The Un-Nature Trail Wednesday, July 28. Ages 6 - 12. Experience a new way of looking at the outdoors through fun and creative activities. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Wellness Center at Baptist Hospital 2021 Church St., Nashville; 284-2348 or • Strong Mommy Tuesdays and Thursdays. Expectant moms. This pre-natal fitness/wellness program includes water aerobics, personalized fitness coaching sessions, preand post-natal massages, fitness workshops, a three-month center membership and more. 5:30 p.m. $125

• Introduction to Recording Monday, July 5. Ages 10 17. Learn to basics of recording, including microphone placement, cable routing and recording software. 4 - 6 p.m. $10 • Make Mad Hatter Hats Wednesday, July 7. Ages 10 - 17. Create your own line of crazy hats. 4 - 7 p.m. $10 • Painting Wednesday, July 14. Ages 10 - 17. Paint your own still life with acrylic paint. 4 - 7 p.m. $10 • Photography Wednesday, July 21. Ages 10 - 17. Conduct a photo shoot while learning about lighting and photography techniques. 4 - 7 p.m. $10 • Recording 202: Introduction to Mixing Monday, July 19. Ages 10 - 17. Learn the art of mixing music. 4 - 6 p.m. $10

The Wilderness Station 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 217-3017 or • FREE Animal Encounters Every Saturday. All ages. Meet a new resident animal each week and learn about the critters who call Tennessee home. 1:30 - 2 p.m. • FREE Bug Club Saturday, July 10. All ages. Find out whether the dragonfly or praying mantis is the enemy of the hummingbird. 2 p.m. • FREE Butterflies of Murfreesboro Saturday, July 17. All ages. Learn to identify different types of butterflies. 2 p.m. • FREE Creatures of the Night: Summer Night Hikes Tuesdays, July 6, 20 and 27. All ages. Embark on a hike in search of critters who are active at night. 7:30 p.m. • Growing Up Wild Every Wednesday. Ages 3 - 6 with a parent. Nature activities to engage children’s interest in the natural world. 10:30 a.m. $3 • Wild Things Every Wednesday (no program on July 14). Ages 1 - 4 with a parent. Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy programs to spark a love for the wilderness. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. $3

YEAH! 910 Ridgely Road, Murfreesboro; 849-8140 or • Critical Listening Monday, July 12. Ages 10 - 17. Learn ear training skills necessary for recording engineers. 4 - 6 p.m. $10

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Dancer’s School Testimonials We are so happy to be a family of The Dancer’s School. The Tate family and staff has provided us with years of quality dance instruction, reasonable costume pricing,and pop music edited to suit the morals we desire as a family. Each year we enjoy a “show” experience that is entertaining, top quality and well-attended; not a show that is boring or thought of as a chore. Praise to The Dancer’s School. Sherry Rich Medical Office Manager Middle Tennessee Center for Lung Disease Hip-hop classes at The Dancer’s School have been a great way for my son, T.J., to stay active and has been great for his selfesteem. Jordan Tate and the other instructors have the heart of a teacher and work hard to make every student successful. Terry Patient Head Football and Girls Basketball Coach Rock Springs Middle School It has brought me great joy watching my daughter grow up dancing in the same school and under the same teacher that I danced with for 15 years. The Dancer’s School...wonderful memories, encouragement, guidance and a whole lot of fun! Erica Fogle Tot’s Landing Learning Centers Director / Murfreesboro

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