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hen I was a kid, it showed up on my report card a lot. “Susie would do so much better if she’d only apply her self a little,� or “if she’d just try a little harder,� or something like that. But I was the kid who liked to look out the windows. Other times I’d be more mesmerized by my teacher’s bouncing curls or the way she’d roll a piece of chalk between her hands and the way it would “click, click, click� against her wedding band. I was more interested in the tiny details of life, the things that were happening right in front of me as I went about my day, but yes, I was a bigtime daydreamer and still am. I don’t get blamed for it anymore since I’m well past school, and thankfully my parents never shamed me for it; they “got� that I was gifted in other ways and accepted me for that, and they knew I loved to read and that it would serve me well. I also loved to write. I kept journals and I studied people and even pretended to be like them. It’s what I did ... it’s what I still do. So I’m having trouble with this not wanting to read business that’s happening to kids, but with all the live streaming and the Netflix monopoly and everything, lots of times a kid can watch a story rather than read it. This recently happened at my house with Lord of the Flies (which, bless Golding’s heart, is a good book, but one that’s been taught and taught and taught like there are no other books out there! By the time you’re on your third child reading Lord of the Flies you want to cry, “Not THAT again!�). Anyway. My son thinks it’s OK to simply watch the Lord of the Flies movie rather than read the book. Well I LOVE movies, but it’s just not the same deal, sorry. “Ohhh, Mom, it doesn’t matter,� he moans. “When I take the test or have to write about it, I’ll know what’s happening, so what difference does it make?� Feeling kind of helpless to that and

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ON THE COMMON CORE Editor’s Note: We wrote the following Common Core (CC) post just prior to press time. Within one hour we had 44 responses: 36 wrote negative reviews; 8 wrote good reviews. Read the entire thread at facebook.com/nashvilleparentmag.

THE POST: “Because legislation is being readied to try and put a halt to the Common Core State Standards, we’d love to know YOUR views: Are you happy with your public school child’s education or are you bummed by all the worksheets, expectations and teacher stress? Opinions needed, please!”

THE RESPONSES: “NO to CC!! It has turned my straight A student to a C student due to over complicating simple problems.” Maria Lovin Cousin “My first grader is miserable and he loved school last year. The teachers are stressed and the kids get the brunt of it. All the fun in school seems to be gone. Today’s kids are already forced to grow up much faster than previous generations and now school is further contributing to this trend. It’s just sad. I believe kids learn and retain much more when enjoying the process. Unfortunately, there isn’t much of that going on with the new core program.” Casey Wall LaMarr “I found my kindergartener, who previously LOVED school and LOVED learning, sobbing in her bed two hours past bedtime two weeks ago. She begged me not to make her go to school because she was afraid of not doing well on her math test. My 5-year-old should NOT be

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stressed out by tests at school. Yes, perhaps at age 15 ... but at 5? No way!!! Not a fan.” Nicole Kurkowski “I have mixed opinions about CC. I think it will eventually benefit my second grader, but there are some things that I think could be nixed. I don’t like how he has to justify an answer. I understand showing the work, but he gets counted off for ridiculous things that would be pointless in the real world. CC needs some common sense.” Tammy Worley Holloman “I would encourage everyone to really take a look at their child’s teacher’s approach to CC. My daughter is in first grade and her teacher has amazing skills and teaches in creative ways that gets my daughter excited ... worksheets are not necessarily because of CC but because of the way your child’s teacher chooses to present the information that is to be taught.” Alyssa Miracle “NO TO COMMON CORE!” Stacey Reni Minchey “It’s not a good thing. My kindergartener hates school. She gets recess taken away if she gets in trouble. That’s ridiculous. I will home school if CC stays in effect.” Felisha Strickland Smith “More things need to change, such as testing, priority of standards in primary grades, grouping of students, urgency of students in special ed, and how retention is handled. I fear even getting rid of CC won’t fix all the complaints I’ve read.” Rebecca Stewart “CC is ridiculous!!! Especially horrible for special needs children.” Shenia Pellum “Get rid of CC! It is dumbing down our children and limiting teachers. Teachers can’t speak

out for fear of losing their jobs.” Kimberly Vermillion Crabtree “I think those who begin schooling with CC will be successful. More critical thinking and understanding where, how, and why things are what they are. It will be harder for those changing midstream though!” Lynn Morris Davis “We pulled our kids out of public school and now home school.” Mandy Phillips Shaw “Recently I helped with my grandson’s homework. I was shocked to look at work done for that day. His work sheets were ridiculous. I quickly discovered he hates school. He is only 6 years old. Education should encourage and excite him to look for more. I talked with him to find out more. Recess has been all but taken away. Rush, rush, rush to fill out papers for CC. I challenge you to look at the CC work for a first grader. I guarantee you will say no to CC.” Debby Bailey Wall “I think it will be challenging in the beginning and many kids might struggle but in the end it will help to prepare students for college and real world thinking. Personally, I always struggled in math because I had to memorize things rather than really understand. Being able to understand why it is that 2 times 2 is 4 will help students be able to apply that thinking else where as well.” Crystal Vernon Clapper “CC has been great for my daughter. She is in 4th grade and this is the first time in her school career that she is excited about learning and her grades have improved overall. I realize change is hard but teaching for testing is not working especially when you have 9th graders who read on a 3rd grade level. CC has received so much bad press, but my childrens’ schools have adapted really well and

the teachers and children seem happy with the curriculum this year. JMO.” Casey George “No CC!!!”

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“We moved from a school that didn’t have CC. They have lost interest in school. They say it’s not fun anymore. No CC.” Katrina Nabors “Will be so glad to have CC removed!” Justin Crowder “CC is awful.”

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“I hope for the best, expect the worst. I‘m sure that like with everything else that I’ve ever dealt with while teaching ... It will be replaced with something else. My friends are miserable ... Who would have thought it? Poor babies, too!!!” Emily Camille Ray

“CC is a nightmare!” Kimberly Edgecomb Crocker

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Got the Wrong Thing? If you make a mistake and get the wrong thing/gift for your child and it upsets her, do you fix it or just tell her to deal with it? They should be thankful. If my kid was so spoiled she cried over a wrong gift, she wouldn’t get it at all. She should be thankful to receive one, period. Meredith Hargrove

Be happy no matter what. Teach her that she’s supposed to like and be happy with whatever someone gives her. Samantha Downing

Apologize for not listening and fix your mistake. I would correct my mistake and apologize to my child for not listening. I would be upset if someone asked me what I wanted and then got the wrong thing because they weren’t really listening, so I wouldn’t punish my child for being upset either. People need to learn to treat their children better than they treat other people, not worse. You wouldn’t tell your boss that you aren’t going to correct a mistake you made because he got an attitude with you for screwing up, would you? No! So why would you be like that with your baby? Christine May

Try to fix it, but work on the crying display.

If it happened to you, wouldn’t you try to fix it?

If I can correct my mistake, I would try to do so. But I would need to work on the crying and getting upset over something like this. I do not reward whining. If she’s throwing a fit, she needs to correct her actions before I correct my mistake. There’s a difference in being disappointed and acting out because of it.

If this happened to an adult, say ordering a meal at a restaurant, you would expect an apology and an attempt to fix the situation. And if it couldn’t be fixed, you would likely expect compensation in some way. Our children expect the same. They can’t learn to be thankful or humble if adults don’t model that for them.

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Prepare for the possibility of not being able to fix it, but still try to.

Explain that getting upset doesn’t fix it, but still try to correct the mistake.

Try to fix it ... if it’s not a big deal to do so. But prepare for the “I-might-not-be-able- to” scenario. I messed up some light-up sneakers for Xmas. One shoe was not working as well. So we took them back with him knowing that he would keep them if they didn’t have his size for exchange. If it was something like getting the wrong Lego set, I’d probably just tell my son, let’s ask for the right one for your birthday, or for Easter, or do some chores to save some money for it.

I would fix my mistake and apologize. I would also let my kiddo know that getting the wrong thing is not a good reason to be upset and crying. You can’t get upset and cry every time someone makes a mistake toward you. There’s a way to handle every situation, and, just like I need to handle it correctly, the kid needs to learn to handle it correctly.

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Do whatever you can to help Earth!

Good question, why doesn’t EVERYONE recycle? There are 24-hour, seven-days-aweek drop-offs. No reason why everyone can’t spare 15 minutes a couple times a month to drop off their stuff. It’s insane to me that people don’t recycle around here!

I do recycle. I do everything within my power that I can to help the planet. My kids know that they need to take care of it the best they can as well. We’ve only got one of them [Earth]. The people that don’t at least recycle, are either lazy or ignorant about it. I really think that we need to pass a law, like MANY other countries, and make it illegal NOT to recycle.

Sue Chiappone Moore

Not part of trash pick-up and there’s no time for it. I tell my kids I would happily recycle if it was part of our trash pick-up, but I don’t have the time to take it somewhere special to drop off or the extra money to pay for pick-up. Michelle Johnson

If you don’t recycle, try the ones that separate it all for you. We use All In One Recycling and love it! No sorting different materials and they come pick it up. No excuses! Shani Knight Gailbreath

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Learn and practice together. We do, but if we didn’t, how about saying, “When you know better, you do better. Let’s learn about it together and make a plan that works for our family.” Jennifer Counce

Explain how important it is and do what you can. I guess guilty honesty. Explain that recycling DOES take extra time to do (breaking down boxes, separating your trash, then hauling it somewhere — not to mention if you live somewhere that doesn’t have easy access to a recycling area). Explain that while it IS important and a responsible thing to do, some areas of the world make it MUCH easier to recycle. Then maybe set some small goals with your kids to recycle. One thing we do is recycle magazines since there’s a bin near our library. We don’t recycle every scrap of paper, but since we buy online a lot, we do break down the cardboard boxes and recycle those. Alison Windsor Owen

It feels good to recycle.

Explain other ways that you recycle.

Do it. We recycle. It feels great to be stewards of our Earth and home.

You can explain other things you do to help the planet. No Styrofoam, walk/bike instead of drive sometimes, reuse things like grocery bags and storage containers instead of throw-away bags and other things like that.

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t happens all the time — a kid on your child’s sport’s team lags behind the others in height, and he’s worried about it. So too are his mom and dad. It’s tough on a kid when he’s the shortest one on the team or in a classroom; competition makes us all want to keep up, do what we can to eliminate, well, our shortcomings. Nevertheless, all kids are different and spring from their family’s genetic pool, and there’s nothing wrong with being short. But some parents are willing to take measures to give their kids a boost. Enter the question of growth hormones. Typically used to help children with medical issues, growth hormones are being re-examined for their use in helping healthy children gain ground in height and size. But are they the answer? “Who wouldn’t want their child to play for the NBA, MLB or NFL enjoying a life of celebrity?” asks Matt Perkins, M.D., of Tennessee Medicine & Pediatrics. “Growth hormone (GH) therapy questions come up from time to time, but a short child will not become tall with hormone treatment.” So when are GH therapies useful? “Current indications for GH treatment include growth failure due to growth hormone deficiency, pituitary failure, chronic kidney disease and

other defined occurrences of short stature,” Perkins says. But GH treatment is very expensive (upwards of tens of thousands of dollars a year) and requires daily injections for years resulting in vertical growth of two to three inches, doctors say. “A pediatrician (usually a pediatric endocrinologist) can perform tests to determine if a child’s growth hormone is abnormally low,” says Mark Krakauer, M.D., of St. Thomas Medical Group, “but GH is not used for parents who want their normal child to achieve a taller height.”

Do ADHD Meds Stunt Growth?

“With the advent of Internet searches, there’s a tremendous amount of disinformation out there,” Perkins says. “ADHD medications themselves do not stunt growth,” he adds firmly. “While Ritalin and Adderall, for example, can suppress appetite by their action of the appetite center in the brain, it is the decreased appetite that can lead to impaired growth,” he says. “ADHD meds can affect growth patterns,” Krakauer clarifies, “but are not felt to affect ultimate adult height. In the long run, kids catch up in their growth, often over the weekends or “drug holidays” such as summertime or in between semesters, but growth hormone is not prescribed for

growth suppression that is attributed to ADHD meds,” he says. “If a child’s growth pattern is negatively affected by an ADHD med, then the physician should stop, reduce or altogether change medications,” says Krakauer. “Growth hormone treatment is only used in an entirely different condition called growth hormone deficiency,” he adds.

FACT: If Mom and Dad are both less than average height, growth hormones aren’t going to make their child six feet tall.

Hormone Questions

It’s natural to want to give a child every advantage, but giving growth hormones to a short but otherwise healthy kid raises scientific and ethical questions for us all. For instance, are we teaching kids that being short is a disease in need of curing? “Growth hormones are prescribed when an individual has growth hormone deficiency,” Kraukauer says. “This is a disease state which causes abnormally low growth rate, short stature and in some cases other severe symptoms that occur in infancy,” Kraukauer adds. “In other words, if two parents are short, their offspring are also likely to be short and this would not be grounds for treatment.” If you’re concerned about your child’s size and growth, you should certainly discuss it with his pediatrician, but chances are there’s nothing to worry about.

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BY KIERA ASHFORD

valentine’s day crafts

Heart Garland Decorating for Valentine’s Day this year? Here’s an easy heart garland craft that anyone can make. What You’ll Need Pink and white paper Stapler Scissors

What You’ll Do • Cut your pink paper down to strips that are one inch wide by five inches long. Cut your white paper down to strips that are one inch wide and four inches long. One should be shorter than the other, so the choice is up to you. • Stack two strips each of the white and pink paper together. Be sure to put the two longest strips in the middle with the two shorter strips on either side. • Tap them down to make them ush together at one end and staple them together. Make sure the staple is pretty close to the end. • Now bend the strips outward and bring them together at the ends flush together. • Staple that end together.

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• To add another heart, stack four more strips of paper together like the first set. This time, split them down the middle while holding the ends together and slide the end of the first heart right down the middle — bringing the end of the heart and the end of the strips flush together and staple that end. • Now fold those strips of paper down and staple them together. • You can continue to do this until you have as many hearts as you like to complete your garland.

Shag Heart Coasters Here’s a fun craft for kids that will take some time to make, but the end result is awesome! These shag coasters can be made in practically any shape! This craft’s easy for anyone 7 and older. What You’ll Need Old T-shirts Scissors Circle grippers (much like cabinet liners)

What You’ll Do • Take the circle gripper, fold it in half and cut a heart out of it with your scissors. • Take your old T-shirts (we used pink and red for Valentine’s Day) and cut LOTS of little strips that are just a little over one-quarter inch wide by one-and-a-half inches long. Even safety scissors cut the shirts. • Pick a side to start on. Take a strip and stick it down one hole and up the very next one in the circle gripper. • Work your way in a line and alternate colors if you are using more than one color. • When you are done, give it a shake and then push down on it here and there to make sure the grippers are covered. • You can use the ďŹ nal shag heart as a coaster or decorative table piece.

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Get Breastfeeding Help with NBC Whether you’re expecting and starting to educate yourself or you’re a brand new mom, it’s good to be in-the-know as much as possible if you plan to breastfeed Baby. The Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition has a new brochure (the content is also available on its website) offering a comprehensive resource list of area help lines, pump rental/purchase locations, support groups by county, classes and more. Visit nashvillebreastfeeding.org to learn more.

Hosting an exchange student is not only enriching to the foreign student but to the host family as well.

High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Therapy Clinic is a nonprofit that serves children both with and without special needs, and you can enjoy an evening out during its Fifth Annual Strings & Stories: An Intimate Night of Songwriter’s Tales on Saturday, Feb. 22. Feast on dinner by Red Pony, then listen to music by Leslie Satcher, Rivers Rutherford and Mike Loudermilk. It all takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Green’s Grocery in Leiper’s Fork for $150. Get tickets at 661-5437 or highhopesnash.org.

Register Now for Special Kids Race The Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition offers lists of local resources to help you successfully breastfeed Baby.

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Special Kids, the nonprofit in Murfreesboro nonprofit that provides rehabilitation services to those with special needs ages birth to 21 years, hosts its Third Annual Special Kids Race on Saturday, March 22, and registration is now underway. Choose from three different race distances: a 15K at 7 a.m. ($40), 5K at 7:20 a.m. ($35) and the one-mile fun run at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. ($20). The race starts at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, 1272 Garrison Drive, Murfreesboro. Sign up at 893-4892 or specialkidsrace. org.

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Dig in to a free stack of buttermilk pancakes during IHOP’s National Pancake Day on Friday, Feb. 28. From 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., guests can feast on the fluffy delights and are encouraged to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (locally, it’s the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt) or other local charities. Learn more and find a location near you at ihop.com.

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after a miscarriage BY SANDI HAUSTEIN

If you’ve been through a pregnancy loss, you have experienced thwarted hopes and dreams. Grieving your loss takes time — different amounts of it for different women — and most importantly, you need support.

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he day that you miscarry, you become part of a club that no one wants to belong to. It’s a club shrouded with secrecy, pain and even misplaced shame. You’re no longer pregnant, but everywhere you look, there are reminders of the baby that you had already loved and been preparing for. The box of maternity clothes you had just brought up from the garage. Your What to Expect When You’re Expecting book sitting on the night stand. The e-mails reminding you of your baby’s progress. Those looking in from the outside think your miscarriage is something that you can quickly “get over,” as if it’s a sickness to recover from instead of a loss that takes time to heal. Erin Pierce, a mother who’s miscarried, says, “To the people around me, my miscarriage isn’t a tangible loss. While I might be thinking, ‘I would have been 20 weeks pregnant today’ or ‘I’d be able to feel the baby move by now,’ others see me as clearly not pregnant. They’re not aware of the baby I still hold in my mind’s


eye.” How do you move forward toward healing when on the outside you look OK but on the inside you’re still hurting?

Know That You Didn’t Do Anything “Twenty-five to 30 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage,” says Brad Chesney, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. “The majority of these are first trimester (early) pregnancies that fail because the pregnancy isn’t developing properly. This is, generally speaking, the body’s way of shutting down something that cannot continue to develop in a normal fashion,” he adds. But that doesn’t mean that a miscarriage is due to a defect in the parent’s chromosomes, but rather to something that happened during the chromosomal replication process. Doctors will tell you that miscarriages are a lot more common than people talk about, and while this may not help you feel better, it might help alleviate the fear that you did something wrong to cause it to happen.

Allow Yourself to Grieve You know the children’s story about going on a bear hunt? Grief’s like going through that tall, tall grass. You can’t go under it, and you can’t go over it. As painful as it is, you have to go through it to heal. Susan Killeen, a family therapist, says that while you can’t push

a pause button on your life to process grief, it’s important to set aside regular small chunks of time to get quiet and be honest with yourself. “Ask yourself what you’re feeling, what you wish had happened, what you’re angry about. Give voice to the places where you’re hurting,” Killeen says. Journal, listen to music, meditate, pray. Lean into your grief instead of running away from it. “Miscarriages are often emotionally devastating,” adds Chesney, “but in most cases the patient can go on to have a normal pregnancy in the very near future.”

Find Your Safe People Build a strong support system, starting with your husband. He can care for you best when you communicate clearly what you need most from him, whether it’s validating your feelings, holding you or doing the dishes. Melanie Evans, a mother who’s experienced the pain of two miscarriages, suggests reaching out to friends who have miscarried or finding a support group, either at a hospital, your church or online. Talking to someone who understands what you’ve been through can help you feel less alone, even if that someone is found in an online support group.

Be Kind to Yourself Instead of feeling pressured by deadlines

or social activities, give yourself permission to step back from responsibilities or to withdraw for a season. Make time for the things that help you feel taken care of, whether it’s gardening, exercise, reading or playing with your children. Let friends make meals or take your kids for a morning.

Prepare for Insensitive Comments “You’re young — you can have more kids ... There must have been something wrong with the baby ... It was God’s will.” Sometimes, when people don’t know what to say, they unintentionally make statements that bring pain instead of comfort. When unwelcome comments happen, Killeen recommends cutting the conversation short to protect your heart from being further hurt. If you don’t know the person well, say something simple like, “I appreciate your compassion.” If it’s a close friend or family member, tell them that while you’re sure they mean well, what they’ve said isn’t helpful. Follow up with specific ways that they can help (just listening or helping out with your kids, for example). In a perfect world, everyone would know the exact right things to say, but by having a response ready, you can keep an awkward situation from deteriorating into something even more painful.

Honor Your Baby Without a gravestone to visit or a body to bury, miscarriage can feel like an ambiguous loss. Finding something tangible to represent your baby can help validate his existence. Give him a name, release balloons, buy a plant, a figurine or a piece of jewelry to remind you of him. Make a scrapbook or a memory box and fill it with ultrasound pictures, cards and other momentos. Spend time as a family making a list of what you’ll miss about not having a new baby; then make another list of things you can look forward to in the future. No matter what you choose to do, finding a way to honor your baby will help give some closure to your loss. You can’t force a timeline on your grief, but eventually, your good days will start to outweigh your bad ones. Until then, when you open that baby shower invitation or see that pregnant woman in the grocery store, don’t be ashamed of your tears. Those tears water a seed in your heart that will one day grow into hope. And when it’s your turn to reach out to others who become part of this painful club of miscarriage, you’ll find that you’re a braver, stronger you. Sandi Haustein is a freelance writer and the mom of three boys. Her fourth and fifth pregnancies ended in miscarriage.

Further Reading

Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart

by Shelly Marks and Marie Allen

Miscarriage: A Shattered Dream by Sherokee Isle and Linda Hammer Burns

Surviving Pregnancy Loss: A Complete Sourcebook for Women and Their Families

by Rochell Friedman and Bonnie Gradstein

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You may be tempted to secretly dash away when you deliver your child to preschool, but it’s always a mistake. Here are 10 ways for both of you to cope. BY RACHAEL MOSHMAN

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my Peters still battles daily with her daughter Katie’s tears and emotions when she drops her off

for the day at her preschool. Katie’s 3 and joined the preschool last month and still has a rough go of it in the morning. Sound familiar? Separation anxiety’s a normal part of child development. Babies (at about 9 months of age) and aware toddlers will often scream when it’s time for Mommy or Daddy to hand them off to the caregiver, even if it’s a familiar routine. It’s also normal for preschoolers or young school-age children to become tearful or clingy when starting a new school or returning after a break. Knowing that it’s normal is hardly helpful to moms and dads, though. Seeing their children upset often results in guilty and stressed-out parents,

bye-bye for now. “Moms should never disappear abruptly from their child,” says Fran Walfish, Psy.D., child and family psychotherapist and the author of The Self-Aware Parent. “It can take up to 10 weeks for a child to fully be ready to be left at school without her parent.”

and many can actually make the separation worse without realizing it. Having worked with hundreds of young children and families for more than 20 years, I have witnessed thousands of drop-offs. (please turn the page)

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don’t leave me! Tips for making drop-off less stressful for everyone:

1. build familiarity. Bring your child to the center before the first day. Let him see the caregivers or teachers, other children, play areas and materials. Arrange to visit several times, if possible, with the duration increasing slightly with each visit.

5. keep going. Say goodbye and then go. Tara, a mom of three, says, “I was a mess when I first sent my oldest child to day care. I would listen outside the door and if he was still crying after 30 seconds, I’d head right back in to comfort him. We’d do this half a dozen times or more some mornings. After several months, the director urged me to wait longer. She stood with me and urged me to be patient. My son screamed for three minutes and stopped. I continued listening at the door and the crying decreased to mere seconds — if he cried at all.”

2. tell your child what to expect. 6. call to check in. Read storybooks to your child about children who go to a babysitter, day care or school. Let him know where you’ll be while you’re away and when you’ll be back. Make sure he knows who’ll be looking after him in your absence and show him you’re friends with them. Walk your child through the day, for example, “After I walk you to your classroom I am going to go to work. After nap, you’ll go on the playground and I’ll be back to pick you up at 3 o’clock.”

3. don’t sneak out. Many parents may try to dash away while their child’s looking the other way, rushing out the door without a goodbye. When the child realizes this, he often become even more upset than he was originally, and it takes longer to calm him down. Let your child know you’re leaving instead of sneaking away. Be positive and remind him when you’ll be back, and that you’ll have to go to the store together or something he’s familiar with.

4. be quick. Don’t prolong the goodbyes, but this doesn’t mean you should push them out of the car and drive off, either. Establish a comfortable routine, such as you leave after you help your child hang up his backpack. Give a cheerful hug, kiss and goodbye then head out.

If you’re worried, call or e-mail the caregiver, director or teacher to check on your child.

7. return on time.

Rachael Moshman is a mom, freelance writer, educator and family advocate.

When you come back when you say you will, your child will begin to understand that you’ll always return. If you’re going to be late, call the facility and emphasize that the message be explained to your child.

8. stay calm. Your child senses when you’re upset. If you’re feeling guilty, frustrated or sad, he’ll feed off of your emotions. Stay calm and upbeat at both drop off and pick up times.

9. rinse and repeat. Stay consistent. Routines help children feel safe. Try to stick to the same schedule every morning.

10. be patient. Don’t throw in the towel if your child’s still crying after a week.

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If you’re happy with everything else about the caregiver or school, give it some time. It can take several weeks for a child to adjust to a new situation. However, trust your instincts. If your child’s reluctance to part from you is very out of character, there could be a situation with the caregiver, teacher or environment causing the stress. Remember that like most childhood phases, this too shall pass. However, if dropoff causes your child intense and prolonged emotional distress, he may be suffering from separation anxiety disorder, a rare, but lasting condition that can continue into elementary school and beyond. Characteristics include a reluctance to sleep alone, loss of appetite, nightmares and panic attacks. If your child’s excessively fearful of being separated from you, talk to your pediatrician.

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BY JUNE ALLEN CORRIGAN

your child’s shifting

friendships The upper elementary years present challenges for kids on the social ladder as they grow and change. Be ready to help your child navigate these choppy waters!

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hen Shawna Crist’s daughter, Carly, entered third grade last September, the 8-year-old fully expected to continue hanging out with a girl she considered a close friend. “But pretty soon, I wasn’t hearing this little girl’s name anymore,” recalls Crist. When pressed, Carly offered, “Mom, she’s just not the same. All she talks about is softball.” And while Carly enjoys the sport, it simply doesn’t hold the same degree of interest for her. Enter new friends. It’s tricky keeping up with your child’s shifting social scene in the elementary school years. The upper grades in particular can be a breakaway time for a lot of kids. Polarization around different activities becomes evident, cliques form and long relied upon friends start to move in different circles. It’s all normal

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and a part of life for kids, but that doesn’t make it any easier. In the early school years, it’s very typical for kids to develop friendships based on proximity. “But as kids grow up, it’s less about being in the same classroom or even on the same team and more about mutual interests and how those interests relate to who they are as individual people,” says Cathi Cohen, a licensed clinical social worker, certified group psychotherapist and author of Raise Your Child’s Social IQ: Stepping Stones to People Skills for Kids. Since social transitions among kids begin as soon as the early school years and continue into middle school, the structure and understanding of life radically changes for kids. They start to figure out what they like and where their abilities lie. Some kids will naturally drift apart from friends because now they’re spending more time in various organized activities. A child’s best friend may start playing competitive sports and develop new friendships within the team. There are also significant

brain changes occurring at this time which translate into new cognitive abilities and cause children to view themselves in new ways in relation to their social groups. Children start to notice differences in abilities and perspectives and compare themselves to their friends. Cliques start to form and friendships change as a result. “We would like to see children — especially those with a basic level of acceptance — say no to cliques when they demand that a child abandon a friend as the price of admission,” says Michael Thompson, Ph.D., a consultant, child and family psychologist, and author of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children.

Waning Friendships It’s a big deal to a child to lose a friend. Allow your child to share her emotions while remaining neutral. You could say, for example, “I’m sorry that your friend is not calling you back. Will you talk to me about how you are feeling?” Spend some time acknowledging your child’s hurt and provide a safe place

for her to talk to help her move from hurt to acceptance. Let your child know that no matter what she experiences, she’s loved and cared for. Eager parents may take it upon themselves to try and find a new friend for their child or even push her to try harder to stay connected to current ones, but it probably won’t work. “Parents should not be concerned when a child does not match some magic number of friendships,” adds Thompson, “unless he or she also seems depressed or is being rejected by peers.” By the same token though, you shouldn’t ignore what’s going on with your child. “Parents can provide a great deal of encouragement, direction, modeling and support for their children’s friendships,” Thompson says. “Most of the time this support should be invisible, below a child’s radar,” he adds. In other words, keeping the atmosphere light and friendly, sit down and talk with your child about how to be a good friend and develop a plan for meeting new friends. This may include


how people like to be treated in a friendship and opening up your home for a sleep over or signing her up for an organized activity. “What parents cannot do — what no one can do — is create a friend for a child,” says Thompson. “But you can support budding friendships in many different ways.”

“EG NOG”: A Helpful Parent Tool As they forge new interests and friendships, kids are bound to experience rough patches. They may be left out of activities (this is particularly hard to swallow) and welcoming smiles may be replaced by steely glances overnight. Whether they say it or not, kids need their parents’ steady guidance during this time. Cohen suggests an exercise she’s labeled “EG NOG” for parents to use the next time their child comes home upset. The acronym breaks down as follows. E: is for Empathize. G: is for Get neutral and listen as she spills out her story. At some point she’ll speak out and that’s when you can begin to ... N: Narrow

her focus. Ask which part of this upsets her the most? Which part can you help her fix? After you help her narrow it down into a more realistic thinking pattern then you can ... O: Operationalize. Meaning put into action a plan for dealing with that one piece she can do something about. And then the last G: Get moving. Have your child get moving on the plan, hopefully develop a backup plan and then have her report back after she tries it out. If it didn’t work, how can it be tweaked to make sure it does? “The EG NOG process is a way of empowering kids. It’s a way of keeping you neutral as a parent while helping them cognitively limit their distortions. It keeps them focused on the part of the situation they do have control over and that they can change,” says Cohen. Add it to your arsenal of coping strategies, and together you and your child can ride out any storm! June Allen Corrigan is a freelance writer.

Helping Kids Cope The next time your child comes home upset about a friendship, try the EG NOG exercise:

E G N O G

(Empathize) (Get neutral) (Narrow focus) (Operationalize) (Get moving)

Source: Raise Your Child’s Social IQ

Turn the page to discover the signs of friendship!

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the signs of friendship BY BARBARA DAVIS GOLDMAN

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s with adults, friendships in childhood promote well-being

and feelings of adjustment and happiness. With friends, children feel safe, so they’re comfortable enough to try out new skills. To support important early friendships, you need to be able to identify those that have started to develop and make a plan to encourage new ones. True friendships are reciprocal, meaning that each person considers the other a friend. One of the friends may seem more interested than the other, but there must be some mutual affection, interest or attachment. Friends enjoy being with each other and have more “happy times” than not.

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Three Signs of Friendship

1. Togetherness.

Two children who frequently choose to play together or be near one another are likely to consider themselves friends. This is true regardless of age — even some infants prefer to be near to and to watch certain other infants. One of the hallmarks of a good friendship is that the partners don’t have to be doing anything together, but being together or near each other is enough.

2. Similarities.

Young children may bang blocks, then crawl or run to a s ecific location and then put the blocks on their head. Older ones may follow each other from center to center or from action to action on the playground. Doing the same thing creates a feeling of togetherness that is stronger than simply being near one another.

At times there is awareness of the leader-follower. Older children use language to highlight similarities and mark togetherness. They use “we-talk” such as “We’re building a giant tower” to announce to each other and outsiders their similarity. Such behavior might be seen in established friendships, but is even more likely in emergent friendships, where at least one of the partners doesn’t yet take the friendship for granted, or when one of the friends is concerned that the other may be interested in another child. Another sophisticated verbal strategy that children use to create similarity and togetherness is by building agreement. Saying something like, “Right?” or “OK?” after statements of fact, such as, “This is our fort, right?” is an example of this. So is checking with each other to establish that they are both “on the same page.” Activities that involve cooperation and negotiation, such as making something together or pretend play strengthen togetherness.

3. Positive affect.

Children who share enjoyment together, who frequently smile, giggle and laugh are likely to be friends. Being able to make each other laugh indicates and establishes closeness and togetherness. It can be evident even in toddlers, who can transform an accidental fall by one, followed by laughter by the other, into a game of repeated pratfalls and mutual laughter.

Encouraging Friendships Using the three signs described above to understand and identify friendships, parents can use a variety of interwoven strate-

gies to support and encourage their kids. When children are in a larger group, parents and teachers can support established friendships by allowing the pair “privacy.” This “privacy” is even more important when friendships are just emerging and are more fragile. Ask caregivers and/or teachers about established and budding friendships. Then arrange play dates outside the classroom. This may be especially important for children who are young, shy or are just beginning to develop peer interaction skills.

When Kids Need Extra Help Parents may need to provide more creati e and e ible su port to some children, particularly those who are shy or not as socially skilled as others their age as well as those with special educational needs. The techniques are the same, only tailored to the child’s developmental level and needs. You may need to serve as a “matchmaker,” scouting hot prospects with friendship potential. At the same time, it’s important to remember that not all young children are ready or interested in having a friendship. However, parents can be on the lookout for hints of interest between two peers. They can then use that information as a basis for arranging for “potential friends” to be together. Maybe simply being near each other with the right props nearby will nudge a beginning friendship into being. With sensitive assistance from arents, young children can find playmates and develop friendships. Barbara Davis Goldman, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the Frank Porter Child Development Institute.


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CYBER BULLY STRATEGIES Texting and hanging out on various social media sites — PARENTS NOT WELCOME — makes it seemingly impossible to be your child’s cyber shield. Here’s how to help keep her safe.

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BY LELA DAVIDSON


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awn Spragg, a licensed counselor working with kids and families, sees a lot of preteens and teens dealing with online bullying. Spragg believes several things make social media a potent force for bullies, including how fast information is shared, communicating with many people at once and the ability to share photos and video — that may or may not be real. Not only have the methods of bullying changed, Spragg says, but also the bullies themselves and their targets. “No one’s safe from this kind of bullying,” Spragg says. “Popular or cool kids may not have been subjected to it in the past, but now anyone can pick on anyone from behind a computer screen.” Before you go and deactivate your kids’ social media accounts, know that limiting access is not the answer, says Spragg. “Kids have access to computers and phones 24/7 in multiple places. If you take it away, they will go somewhere else.” Sharon Cindrich, author of A Smart Girl’s Guide to the Internet agrees. “Limiting access? That’s like asking whether keeping kids from playing on the playground will stop them from being a bully.” Virtual bullying’s more destructive because of the immense damage it does to a person’s self-concept, ego and self-worth. Cyber-bullying can be broadcast down the hall, across an entire school, community and even around the world in just seconds. What used to be an isolated act of humiliation, now intensifies that humiliation e onentially And cyber-bullying goes far beyond the physical damage of the past, it destroys the heart and mind of the victim, sometimes in ways that are irre ocable, e erts say While social media may be driving up the number of bullying acts, Spragg says the response to those acts is far more aggressive than in the past. “There’s far more accountability than ever before, so that’s a positive look to the future.”

Keep Records Cindrich says bullies often leave a trail online that law enforcement and ublic safety officials can trac easily a e sure you ee records and print out any messages for future reference. The days of ignoring bullying or downplaying it as something that’s not that serious or just what e eryone e ce t the bully must endure are long gone

Report It Spragg warns parents against trivializing what people say about their kids. What parents may think is not a big deal may be devastating to a teen. It’s important to validate the pain and embarrassment. New laws and policies support prosecution of bullies, but only when it’s reported. “Bullying thrives on fear and secrecy,” Cindrich says, “so parents should try to help children overcome the fear and bring these acts to everyone’s attention.”

Get Help Should you learn that your child has been bullied online, seek counseling to help her deal with the pain and to validate feelings. “Being able to talk to someone about what happened to her or what’s being said about her is critical,” Spragg says, who also suggests mediation with the bully. “If this is done well it can move victims to a place of healing.” Lela Davidson is a freelance writer and the author of Blacklisted from the PTA, a collection of irreverent essays about motherhood and the modern family.

Know Your Child Protecting your kids is an inside job. Do whatever it takes to understand your children and the world they live in — whether that means eavesdro ing, s ying on their te ts or lur ing on their social media ages a e it your ob to be the first to now if your child s either a bully or a target. Knowing your child deeply will also help you identify when something has changed because there’s not really a way to get ahead of the technology.

Keep Tabs dolescence is a difficult time and it s ery easy for middle school and high school age kids to get caught up in bullying without even knowing what they’re doing. Cindrich suggests the best way to prevent kids from becoming bullies is monitoring and guidance — on the playground and off. “It has to start early, with supervision of e-mails and instant messages and online gaming, and then continue as parents monitor online Internet surfing, chec ing te ts and tal ing regularly to ids about friends and school,” Cindrich adds.

Set the Example “Parents have to model good neighbor behavior and be aware of the way they talk about friends, relatives, teachers, neighbors, politicians — everyone,” says Cindrich. “A parent’s habits and social behavior has a strong impact on their child’s social learning, especially in the tween and teen years.”

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away camps: letting go helps kids grow BY GAYLA GRACE

Learning to be away from home is a critical step toward independence. Many of childhood’s sweetest memories — and enduring lessons — happen when parents aren’t there. (please turn the page)

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away camps: letting go helps kids grow

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uring this era where many of today’s parents manage their kids’ lives to the extent they’re accused of “overparenting” or “helicopter parenting,” resulting in overly dependent kids, experts say sleep-away camp may be just what’s needed for your child to gain independence and confidence away from you. Time away from parents helps kids learn how to make their own decisions without checking with Mom or Dad first, and residential camp provides the perfect training ground, says Michael Thompson in his book, Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow (Random House; 2012). If you’d like your kids to develop maturity and gain independence (and if you’d like to begin learning to let go yourself!) it’s time to start researching sleepaway camps. Week- or month-long adventures away from home give kids opportunities to experience unique adventures they’d never find at home. Looking into camps now gives you plenty of time to talk with friends and see if one of your child’s friends might like to go as well; sometimes having a friend go too is a beautiful thing for parents leery of separation.

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To find a camp that fits your child’s needs, seek out opinions from friends and neighbors, ask teachers and church counselors, attend camp fairs and explore options on your own. Residential camps of all kinds and sizes are located all across the country, so there’s sure to be one your child can love and from which he can gain valuable skills. Camp counselor Jamie Newman expresses enthusiasm for sending kids to camp. “Camp encourages kids to try new things and teaches them confidence through new experiences. They learn valuable life lessons when encouraged to work through their fears to try something even if it doesn’t feel comfortable to them. Also, when kids are thrown together in a cabin for a week, they’re forced to learn how to get along with others and often build lasting relationships that can continue when they return home.” Need more convincing? Here are a few thoughts to consider: 1) Camps build maturity and allow children the chance to make their own decisions in a safe, caring environment. Kids benefit from new relationships with camp counselors who care about them and want to help them with everyday struggles.

2) Camp forces kids to unplug from technology and enjoy the beauty and benefits of nature. Through outside activities, kids find new hobbies without academic pressure or expectations. Kids gain self-confidence through trying new things and discovering talents they didn’t know they had. 3) Camp teaches good sportsmanship by encouraging each child to be fair and kind. Team activities teach kids how to cooperate with each other and the value of getting along with others through working together and supporting one another. 4) Camp fosters new friendships with kids who come from varying backgrounds — helping kids gain an understanding of how others live outside their community. In a relaxed atmosphere, kids easily make friends while they play, sing, work, eat and bunk together. 5) Camp creates lifelong memories of new adventures in places they’ve never experienced before. Camp offers carefree days where kids can learn how to thrive outside the structure of over-scheduled days. Gayla Grace sends her kids to camp every summer and always looks forward to hearing new stories when they return.

Parents & “Childsickness”

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hen it comes to sending a child to sleep-away camp, plenty of parents say, “Well, she’s ready for camp, but I’m not ready for her to leave!” and that’s what “childsickness” is all about. The antithesis of “homesickness,” (what kids may experience when first away from home), childsickness strikes well-meaning, devoted parents who don’t like being away from their kids. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, homesickness is defined as “distress and functional impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home and attachment objects such as parents.” For childsickness, the same can be true except it pertains to what parents experience when their child is away. Those who suffer from the condition feel some form of anxiety, sadness and nervousness, and most distinctly, obsessive preoccupation with

thoughts of their child. “Parents today are more anxious than their peers were 20 and 30 years ago,” says Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association. “That said, the partnerships between parents and camp directors have increased. Parents should share their concerns with camp directors who are prepared to respond with responsible, informed answers.”

Tips for Letting Go • The greatest gifts you can give your child are confidence and independence. • Let your child have trial runs being away from you by permitting sleep overs. • Don’t show anxiety to your child — it will make it hard on him. • Have a plan for yourself: Get a project done that you’ve never had time for, go on a trip with your spouse, etc.


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Facilities, meals, recreation, and team building are available for BIRTHDAY PARTIES, FAMILIES, or GROUP RETREATS AND MEETINGS.

To strengthen family relationships check out our FATHER-SON ADVENTURE WEEKEND, MOTHER-DAUGHTER WEEKEND, HOMESCHOOL FAMILY DAY CAMP, and MARRIED COUPLES ROMANCE WEEKENDS at DeerRunRetreat.org/UpcomingEvents.

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ACADEMICS Cambridge Academy Preschool Summer Camp 216 Jamestown Park Road, Brentwood cambridgeacademypreschool.com

615-373-3110

Send your child to a summer camp they will never forget at Cambridge Academy! Each different themed, fun-filled week is packed with carefully planned activities, special guests, and events your child will come home raving about. Activities include arts and crafts, different cultures, drama, PE, science, home ec, foreign languages, and much more. Pictures will be captured daily and sent home weekly for you and your child to enjoy!

Camp Invention

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campinvention.org

800-968-4332

We’re building the future, one thinker at a time. Camp Invention unlocks your child’s potential through an exciting, hands-on, interactive curriculum. Each day, campers work in teams as they rotate between four thematic modules. Groups are motivated to develop solutions to real-world problems, and by the end of one inspiring week, your child has gained confidence, friendships and essential 21st Century skills that will last a lifetime. Located nationwide. Call or visit our website for more information!

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

217 Jamestown Park Road, #1, Brentwood lindamoodbell.com • nashville.info@lindamoodbell.com

888-681-2605

Lindamood-Bell helps children and adults improve language processing—the foundation of all communication and learning. For over 25 years, our intensive, process-based instruction has been used to strengthen the sensory-cognitive functions needed for reading and comprehension, and has proven successful for individuals with learning challenges, including dyslexia, ADHD, and ASD.

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1227 Lakeview Drive, Unit 4, Franklin sylvanfranklin@gmail.com 2000 Richard Jones Road, Ste. 178, Nashville (Green Hills) sylvangreenhills@gmail.com 110 Glancy St., Ste. 211, Nashville (Rivergate) northdavidsonsylvan@gmail.com 810 Medical Center Blvd., Ste. C, Murfreesboro sylvan1014@bellsouth.net

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

Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville travellersrestplantation.org • tonya@travellersrestplantation.org Photo courtesy of YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

•• 615-832-8197

Our summer camps have been making “history” for over twenty years. One of Nashville’s best-kept secrets, our award-winning day camps make learning history an adventure. From history’s mysteries to Tennessee tales, the War of 1812 to the Civil War ... join us this summer for a time traveling adventure through history! continued on page 53 ...

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Art Dance Music Theatre

TPGA JUNIOR GOLF ACADEMY Weekly Overnight Camps Day Clinics For more information, visit golfhousetennessee.com/academy 400 Franklin Road, Franklin

(615) 790-7600

Watauga Arts Academy

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NOLENSVILLE!

Ages 6-13 9am-3pm Before and Aftercare Available Different Theme Every Week! Gymnastics & Tumbling Sports Arts & Crafts Games & Competitions Specialty Camps: Cheer, Soccer & Martial Arts

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June 8 - 21, 2014 SPORTS CENTER

2011 Johnson Industrial Blvd (on the left side of the road) Nolensville, TN 37135 615-776-2550 summitsportscenter.com

at Austin PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY / Clarksville, Tenn.

> > >apsu.edu/watauga For more information about our camp, please contact us: 931.221.7876 or watauga@apsu.edu APSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact nondiscrimination@apsu.edu.


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Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth

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615-322-8261

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

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ANIMALS, HORSEBACK RIDING Animal Camp at Cub Creek Science Camp 16795 St. Rt. E, Rolla, MO myanimalcamp.com • director@bearriverranch.com

• 573-458-2125

Animals, animals, animals! Campers feed monkeys, work llamas, hold baby kangaroos, play with puppies, bunnies, and kittens. Our Jr. Vet program is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to become a vet (great for college applications). 100+ activity choices including archery, zip lines, pottery, and swimming. Transportation available from the St. Louis airport.

Creekside Riding Academy and Stables

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615-595-7547

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

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

706-862-2231

Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954! A’top Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls, ages 8 - 17; one to 9 weeks, 600 acres, english, western, barrels, vaulting, and trails. CHA instructors teach beginner to advanced riders. Spend 4 - 6 hours daily with your own horse. The Jones family are third generation horse lovers, camp administrators, and equine educators making girls dreams come true!

ARTS Ann Carroll School of Dance

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1121 Harpeth Industrial Ct., Ste. 500, Franklin anncarrollschoolofdance.com • di@anncarrollschoolofdance.com

615-790-6468

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

Bolton Music Therapy and Music Together

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• 615-715-1232

Music learning supports all learning! Achieve developmental goals through individual or group music therapy sessions. Learn to play guitar, piano, or ukulele (adapted lessons offered for children with special needs). Make music with your family in our developmentally appropriate and research-based Music TogetherÂŽ classes for children ages birth to 5 yrs., with or without disabilities. Come try a class for free - winter semester starts soon! Homeschool music classes and musical birthday party bookings also available.

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

615-353-9827

For art and outdoor adventures, you can’t beat summer camps at Cheekwood! Keep your kids busy and engaged this summer with time-tested favorites. We have an entire summer of fun and fresh classes to engage and inspire every young artist. Don’t miss out on the fun! continued on page 55 ...

BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY Athletics, Arts & Enrichment

4819 Hwy 96 E, Arrington peachtreefarms.com • polly@peachtreefarms.com

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp

4:31 PM

The Camp Crusader Express

Day campers will learn safe horse handling, receive a daily riding lesson, trail ride, learn to groom and play games on horseback. From the beginning rider to advanced, ages 5 - 15 will learn new techniques and horsemanship in our workshops. Each camp is Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Early and late drop off available during June. Camps run each week in June and July.

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cheekwood 2014 summer camp Drawing, Painting, Clay, Gardening, Bugs...and More!

CREDIT: BELMONT UNIVERSITY

June 2 - August 1 Ages 1 - 18 years Registration NOW Open cheekwood.org

CREDIT: HEATHER HERNANDEZ, SELF PORTRAIT - THOUGHT

ILLUSTRATION BY LAUREN ROLWING

Cheekwood Presents

THE SCHOLASTIC ART COMPETITION & EXHIBITION JANuary 31 - March 2

For the 23rd consecutive year, Cheekwood is proud to host this competition. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious student art competitions in the country. Creative, imaginative and talented teens works of art are displayed at Cheekwood, and the winner’s work will be sent for national judging in New York City. Past winners include noted artists such as Red Grooms and Andy Warhol.

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2014 Guide to Camps and Summer Programs A paid advertising directory. CAMPS IN RED are overnight/residential camps. CAMPS IN BLUE are local day camps. PROGRAMS IN GREEN are local summer programs. • Camp Fair participant. • Online listing.

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

615-662-4819

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

Elite Dance Academy 7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B-1 & B-2, Nolensville elitedanceandfitness.com

615-776-4202

Elite Dance and Fitness was voted top studio in 2012 and top three for five years straight! We offer lessons in all genres of dance to ages 2 – 18 and adult Zumba six days per week. Our pre-K Talented Tots program incorporates dance, music, art, and Bible lessons three days per week from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon for ages 3 - 4. We offer week long themed summer camps for ages 3 – 10. First class free!

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway, Nashville fristcenter.org/summerartcamp

615-244-3340

Sculpture, drawing, animation, photography, and so much more. Our weeklong, age-appropriate classes are designed to be fun and educational for kids ages 5 - 18. No art-making experience is necessary.

Mobile Music Academy

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mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com 615-301-8589 We bring high-quality music instruction from fun, energetic, qualified teachers to you. Lessons for piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, band and orchestral. Summer Recording Camp! Call for details.

The Music Class

2200 Clifton Ave, Nashville

Custom Labeled Bottled Water

615-320-8720

kimbrowater.com

TAP ROOTFranklin, FARM TN Just 3 miles from Cool Springs Galleria

SUMMER FARM CAMP Where “Back to Nature” is Big Time Fun!

DAILY HORSEBACK RIDING & CARE GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

511 Edmondson Pike, Ste. 102, Nashville Satellite locations in West Meade and Franklin themusicclass.com/nashville • info@themusicclass.com

CREEK PLAY

Early childhood music program for parents and children ages birth - 5 yrs. Help your young child achieve his or her full musical potential with this innovative, developmental music and movement program. Parent and child classes are playful and creative and each family receives the acclaimed CDs and song books. Classes meet weekday and weekend mornings. Call or visit our website for current schedule and session pricing or to find out about our birthday parties and moms’ group events.

Music Together Now at Bolton Music Therapy

musictogether.com 615-796-6162 Bolton Music Therapy is now offering Music Together®, an early childhood music program for children ages birth to five years. Our mixed-age, inclusive classes provide a rich, active music making experience. Each family receives a songbook and two recordings each semester. Contact us to attend a free demo class! Please call for locations or visit our website.

Nashville Children’s Theatre

Premium Tennessee Spring Water

• Offering a Wide Variety of Water Solutions • Premium Five Gallon Office Water Program, Never a Delivery Charge • A Division of Kimbro Oil Company

25 Middleton St., Nashville nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

TRAIL RIDES EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Limited Space, Sign Up Today!

TapRootFarm.com Questions? Call (615) 794-3358

615-254-9103

Founded in 1931, NCT is the country’s oldest professional theater for youth and was ranked as one of the top five children’s theaters by Time magazine. NCT presents age-appropriate plays from the classics to contemporary. Saturday and Summer drama workshops are offered for children of various ages. For a complete listing of the 2014 season or for more information about drama workshops, visit our website or call the theater. continued on page 57 ...

“This was a great experience for my daughter. She had a great time and I felt sure she was in a safe, nurturing, and Christian environment.” Photo courtesy of The Wave at First Baptist Church Hendersonville

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Peachtree Farms, LLC Learning Life’s lessons through horses

Enroll Now for one of our Summer Camps!

Starts June 2nd

Youth Empowered to Stand // Christian Summer Camps

Over 50 years of teaching children correct riding skills (control of horse and safety) and basic horsemanship (care and knowledge of the horse) in a safe and fun environment Our programs are designed to: enrich children’s lives, build self-esteem, and teach responsibility for themselves, their pony/ horse, and their own actions.

Adventure Camps : Grades 4-12 // Expedition Camps : Grades 7-12

Join us for our YES Camps

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, March 16 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Informational Tours, Camp Registration & S’mores!

615-419-1089 | www.peachtreefarms.com Highway 96 Arrington, TN East of I-65, South Brentwood - Wilson Pike

www.newfrontiers.org

United States Pony Club Riding Center and AARS certified programs Lessons, Camps, Clinics, Sales & Consulting, Parties & Pony Rides

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Imagine! Create! Discover!

Imagine! Create! Discover!

Discover a world of creativity at Frist Center Summer Art Camp! Sculpture, drawing, animation, photography, and so much more. Our weeklong, age-appropriate classes are designed to be fun and educational for kids ages 5 to 18. No art-making experience is necessary. Registration begins January 27 for Frist Center members and February 10 for non-members. Camps begin the week of June 9 and end the week of July 21.

Learn more at fristcenter.org/summerartcamp 919 BROADWAY

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2014 Guide to Camps and Summer Programs A paid advertising directory. CAMPS IN RED are overnight/residential camps. CAMPS IN BLUE are local day camps. PROGRAMS IN GREEN are local summer programs. • Camp Fair participant. • Online listing.

School of Nashville Ballet

3630 Redmon St., Nashville 615-297-2966 ext. 33 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 119, Brentwood 615-661-0460 nashvilleballet.com/school/summer_programs • school@nashvilleballet.com

Ages 3 - 5, Camp Adventures: Neverland, Princess Tales, Under the Sea, Superheroes, Knights and Dragons, and Fairyland. Ages 2 - 5, Summer Ssturdays: 4- or 8-week Saturday sessions of your favorite Children’s Program classes. Ages 6 - 8, Dance Discoveries: New arts integrated curriculum enhancements, art projects, and special guest teachers. Ages 9 - 10, Junior Intensive: Technique, strength, artistry for the younger dancer.

Watauga Arts Academy

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Austin Peay State University, Clarksville apsu.edu/watauga • watauga@apsu.edu

931-221-7876

Watauga Arts Academy is a summer arts camp for students having completed grades 9 - 12. Watauga’s inaugural session will be Jun. 8 - 21. Offerings include: art (drawing and animation, multimedia performance, printmaking, digital photography, and web design); dance (ballet, jazz, modern, choreography); music (band, choir, orchestra, jazz, classes/lessons - instrumental, vocal, composition, guitar, piano); theater (acting, musical theater, stage combat, costumes, set, lighting and sound, stage management). We hope you’ll join us!

BUSINESS JA Biztown

120 Powell Place, Nashville janash.com/summercamp

615-627-1205

Campers ages 10 - 13 spend a week learning how to succeed in business. They’ll apply and interview for jobs, vote in elections, work as part of a business team, and earn and manage their own money. Two camps sessions are available: Jun. 23 - 27 and Jul. 7 - 11 (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.).

Ms. Biz Young Entrepreneurs

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msbiz.net • msbiz@msbiz.net

615-243-2383

Kids have fun starting a real money-making business! Create websites, logos, business cards, and learn online media. Ms. Biz is a marketing professional and an award-winning teacher. Camps and after-school classes for grades 4 - 12. Nashville summer camps at Montgomery Bell Academy, University School, Battle Ground Academy, and more locations. Check our website for schedule.

NATURE Tap Root Farm

4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin taprootfarm.com

615-794-3358

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

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY Bricks4Kidz

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99 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 100, Brentwood bricks4kidz.com/nashville-franklin • pslota@bricks4kidz.com

615-988-9080

Bricks4Kidz® Lego® Summer Camps are a high-energy, fast-paced setting where kids discover, explore, invent, and create. Themes such as Robotics, Remote Control, Stop-Motion Animation, Angry Birdies, Mining and Crafting, Model Designer, and many more are being offered. See our website for list and locations.

Engineering for Kids

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Franklin, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, and Nashville engineeringforkids.net/location/nashville

615-261-9937

Engineering for Kids brings science, technology, engineering and math to kids ages 4 - 14 in a fun and challenging way. Register now for summer camps in Franklin, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, and Nashville. continued on page 58 ...

www.victoryranch.org

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Civil War Adventure History’s Mysteries

CAMPS IN RED are overnight/residential camps. CAMPS IN BLUE are local day camps. PROGRAMS IN GREEN are local summer programs. • Camp Fair participant. • Online listing.

War of 1812 Adventure Miss Mary’s Academy

iD Tech Camps

Stitching History

Held at Vanderbilt idtech.com • info@idtech.com

Tennessee Tales & Legends

888-709-8324

Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)! Ages 7 - 17 create apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more at weeklong, day and overnight summer programs.

Junior Docent Training & Leadership Before & After Care

iD Tech Academies

Held at Emory, UNC-Chapel Hill, and select universities nationwide idtech.com • info@idtech.com

615-832-8197

888-709-8324

Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming, app development, robotics, game design, 3D modeling, filmmaking, or photography can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. 2-week, pre-college summer programs for ages 13 - 18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Held at prestigious universities nationwide.

Lipscomb University/Nissan BisonBot Camp One University Park Drive, Nashville robotics@lipscomb.edu

615-966-1340

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

Mr. Bond Science Camps

10 area locations mrbondscienceguy.com/science-camps

615-573-2702

Science Camps with Mr. Bond and the Science Guys! We make science fun, cool, and easy! Our science camps are hands-on, educational and are great for girls and boys ages 5 - 12. Themes for 2014 include: CSI-NASHVILLE, Space Camp, Fun with Physics, Crazy Chemistry, and Bizarre Science. Visit our website to register and get all the the details or call Mr. Bond directly. Mr. Bond and the Science Guys have been making science fun for kids in Middle Tennessee for well over 15 years. continued on page 61 ...

SUMMER RECORDING STUDIO CAMP! CALL FOR DETAILS.

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fun! summer program To register visit: oakhillschool.org/undertheoaks Rising Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade Boys & Girls Lunch & Early Care plans available We offer transportation to one of six drop-off locations.

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SUMMER RIDING CAMP

Horton Haven Christian Camp

Weekly During June & July

Boys and Girls ages 8-18

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

CREEKSIDE

Riding Academy & Stables

Hwy 431 at Duplex Rd., 2359 Lewisburg Pk., Franklin, TN 37064

615-595-7547 * creeksideridingstables.com

Horses Mtn Biking Archery Crafts Swimming

SOCCER camps Top professionals teaching skills and the whole approach to the game.

Zipline Canoeing CALL FOR THE LOCATION NEAREST YOU 615.669.0688 SuperSkillsUSA.com

Bible Lessons Climbing Walls Conveniently located 1 hour south of Nashville

THE WORLD’S BEST SOCCER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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(931) 364-7656 hortonhaven.org


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SPECIAL NEEDS Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center 1215 21st Ave. S, Nashville vanderbilthealth.com/stutteringcamp

615-936-5016

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is holding a special summer day camp for children and teens who stutter. The goal of the Summer Fluency Day Camp is to help stutterers become more confident communicators. Specialists is speech and language will lead the camp.

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

• 615-890-6755 615-893-6003

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

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

615-867-6900 615-617-7644

E.T.C. Gymnastics is dedicated to bringing a new standard of excellence in gymnastics through Him. We offer classes in gymnastics for boys and girls ages 2 years and older. We also offer cheerleading and tumbling, as well as competitive teams. Call and ask about our free trial class. We also do parties, field trips and parents’ nights out.

Elite Martial Arts

6940 Moores Lane, Brentwood emabrentwood.com, warriorcamp.org

615-661-5595

Winner of the 2013 Best of Parenting Award, Elite Martial Arts regular afternoon/evening classes integrate Muay Thai kickboxing, Krav Maga, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to give kids 5 and up, teens, and adults the best self defense training. Elite’s Warrior Camp provides fun and safe ninja training at the Elite school and at Warrior Woods near Leiper’s Fork. Every kid 5 and up – teens too! – has a place in one of the day camps throughout the summer. Call today or visit our website to begin your adventure!

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 4115 Mallory Lane, Ste. 206, Franklin (Cool Springs) gbcoolsprings.com 3710B Hillsboro Pike, Nashville (Green Hills) gbgreenhills.com

• 615-628-8591 615-953-6349

Gracie Barra leads the world in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. BJJ is the fastest growing martial art. Practitioners develop highly effective self-defense techniques, incorporate full body functional fitness (cardio, agility, strength conditioning, flexibility), and develop a sense of community with other practitioners. It’s the most effective martial art in the world, more mentally stimulating than chess. Ideal for all ages.

Let it Shine Gymnastics

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1892 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin lisgym.com • gyminfo@letitshinegym.com

615-369-3547

We offer a SUPER FUNTASTIC summer camp for ages 3 - 12. Camp is from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with extended care available from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Kids will have a FUNTASTIC time on our trampolines, zipline, rocket blaster, star castle, rock wall, volley ball, basketball, floor hockey, swimming, and gymnastics.

Mpact Sports

1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102, Brentwood 615-377-3444 mpactgymnastics.com MPACT your child’s school year with the right balance of athletic training, character building and social/team outlets. Gymnastics for 10 mos. - adult, cheer for 5 - 18 yrs. and martial arts for ages 4 - 104. Competitive teams and proper training. Low teacher/student ratios. Our goal is to help your child develop to their fullest within their sport and encourage learning. continued on page 63 ...

iDTech.com

1-888-709-TECH (8324)

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Learning Centers

We teach READING, SPELLING, COMPREHENSION, and MATH.

Make the difference of a lifetime in just a few weeks. Call now for information about our Nashville Seasonal Learning Clinic:

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A DIFFERENT THEME EVERY WEEK Arts • Different Cultures • PE • Cooking Water play • Gardening • Science • Home Ec Foreign Language & Much More! for Ages 6 weeks –5 years

Before and After care available 216 Jamestown Park Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 Thank you for voting us one of the best child care facilities/preschools in Williamson County.

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Ready. Set. YOGA! Serving Middle Tennessee readysetyogatn.com • info@readysetyogatn.com

931-516-9642

Our classes are total yoga fun for boys and girls of all ages. We incorporate the use of animated poses, props, music, art, games, and storytelling combined with the imagination to help stimulate their senses as well as stretch and strengthen their developing bodies. We offer Kids Yoga, Tween & Teen Yoga, Toddler Storytime, Mommy & Me Yoga, Pre/Postnatal Yoga, private and semi-private sessions, birthday/pajama parties, and family yoga. See you on your mat!

Stevens Family Taekwondo

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

615-893-5304

Now enrolling for fall after-school program. Offering day and evening classes for children and adults. Classes include traditional taekwondo, yoga, cardio kickboxing, Krav Maga and tumbling. Home of the area’s only structured Martial Arts After School Program.

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Summit Sports Center 2011 Johnson Industrial Blvd., Nolensville summitsportscenter.com

615-776-2550

Each day is filled with activities that will keep your children active, learning, and having fun. Campers will participate in short gymnastics/tumbling lessons, lots of sports activities, other games/competitions, at least one arts and crafts activity, and free time on our equipment. Each week will have a fun theme like Olympic Week or Space and Science, and most lessons, games, and crafts will revolve around the theme. Week-long specialty camps will focus on building skills in cheerleading, soccer, and martial arts.

SuperSkills

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615-669-0688

SuperSkills USA is a soccer training program designed to help any player between the ages of 5 and 18 master how to dribble a soccer ball. We guarantee results. We offer affordable 90 min. weekly training sessions, winter camps, summer camps, and also sponsor 1v1 tournaments.

TPGA Junior Golf Academy

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

615-465-6322

The TPGA Junior Golf Academy is an overnight camp for ages 10 - 17. Located at Golf House TN Learning Center, the Academy is for players of all ability levels. The Golf House TN Learning Center also offers day clinics for ages 4 - 17.

Wado Karate Centers

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

615-399-3992 615-859-9473 615-399-3992

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Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is holding a special summer day camp for children and teens who stutter. The goal of the Summer Fluency Day Camp is to help stutterers become more confident communicators. Specialists in speech and language will lead the camp. Space is limited, apply by April 15. Find out more: (615) 936-5016 or VanderbiltHealth.com/stutteringcamp

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Camp Juliette Low

CAMPS IN RED are overnight/residential camps. CAMPS IN BLUE are local day camps. PROGRAMS IN GREEN are local summer programs. • Camp Fair participant. • Online listing.

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615-567-8327

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Battle Ground Academy summer program (May 27 - Aug. 1) is open for registration! Multiple athletic, arts, and academic camps are offered to campers aged 5 - adult. Half- and full-day programs (and before- and after-care) are available. Visit our website, call, or email for more information.

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

615-255-1422

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

Brentwood Academy Summer Camps

219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood 615-370-1302 brentwoodacademy.com/camps • hubie_smith@brentwoodacademy.com

Brentwood Academy offers summer day camps for boys and girls grades K - 12. We offer over 25 camps in the areas of sports, fine arts, and academics. We have something to interest every child. Join us for a summer of fun!

Camp Idyllwild

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615-541-9453

Camp Idyllwild has been offering a truly nature-focused day camp experience for children age 5 (rising K) to 13 since 2008. Camp takes place on a secluded rural private 30-acre property with two pristine spring-fed creeks, wooded hiking paths, and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from all day long. Fullday week-long camp sessions; daily round-trip transportation; healthy and organic wholesome snacks; low camper to counselor ratio; $25 early registration discount ends Mar. 1. Register online (Visa, MC, AMEX). Enrollment for spring and summer has started, and capacity is limited!

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770-428-1062

CJL is an independent, non-profit summer camp for girls ages 7 - 17. Campers live in platform tents and enjoy traditional camp activities that emphasize outdoor living skills and recreation, including canoeing, ropes course, archery, and horseback. CJL provides exciting, outdoor experiences that foster self-confidence, independence, teamwork, and leadership. One- and two-week sessions available. ACA accredited.

Camp Manitowa

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12770 N. Benton Road, Benton, IL campmanitowa.com • campmanitowa@gmail.com

314-375-6766

Camp Manitowa is a traditional sleepaway camp located on 20,000 acre Rend Lake in beautiful southern Illinois. We offer a variety of activities including water skiing, horseback riding, sports, and ziplining. We are small by design and provide the best customer service in the business.

Camp Vandy

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2700 Children’s Way, Nashville vanderbilt.edu/studentrec • campvandy@vanderbilt.edu

615-343-8186

Camp Vandy is a day camp accommodating children 4 - 12 with an emphasis on fun, learning, and participation. Weekly highlights include themed events, arts and crafts, music, rock wall climbing, swimming in our indoor pool, bowling in our bowling alley, and running and jumping in our indoor field house.

Camp Woodmont

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423-472-6070

Camp Woodmont is a traditional, overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Just 30 minutes from Chattanooga, Camp Woodmont features horseback riding, high ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery and more. Open House May 18, 2 - 5 p.m. Founded on Christian principles in 1981, Camp Woodmont is the perfect place to build lifelong friendships and memories. continued on page 66 ...

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Currey Ingram Academy 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood curreyingram.org/camps2014 • alli.faulk@curreyingram.org

615-507-3242

Join us on our 83 acre campus in Brentwood for camp this summer! We are offering sports, art, equine, the Greater Nashville Rock-and-Roll Theatre Camp, and Beech Creek Adventure Camp, our traditional day camp. Camp dates and rates available on our website. Offerings vary by age and date.

Davidson Academy Bear Camp 1414 West Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville davidsonacademy.com • bwillis@davidsonacademy.com

615-860-5300

Davidson Academy Bear Camp is an exciting time for boys and girls pre-K4 - grade 6. Campers participate in cooking, art, science, reading, math, drama, swimming, field trips, and more. Piano/voice, ballet, jazz, tap, art, jewelry making, robotics, science, pottery, clay, puppetry and tutoring are other camps offered.

CAMPS AT CURREY INGRAM! Summer is right around the corner, and the fun awaits at Currey Ingram Academy. Whether it’s rock-and- roll, theatre, adventure, sports, art or horses, we’ve got your summer covered.

For details, visit www.curreyingram.org/camps2014

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

•• 615-794-2918

Deeper faith. Greater adventures. Impacting campers through growth in faith, character, respect, and leadership. Voted best day camp. Day Camps (grades K - 5) and Adventure Day Camps (grades 6 - 8). Over 100 acres of wooded property with new facilities, a lake, creek, and numerous outdoor recreation options including lake activities, skits, crazy games, wiffle ball, BB guns, archery, crafts, climbing tower, creek wading, worship, fun songs, and interactive age-graded small group Bible study. Adventure camps also include 3-D archery, outdoor education and survival skills, Leap of Faith, paintball, and tree climbing with ropes and harnesses. Campers receive a camp themed t-shirt and DVD of their camp week. Discounts and monthly payments plus extended care and bus transportation options available.

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

615-794-2918

Deeper faith. Greater adventures. One- and two-week camps impacting campers through growth in faith, character, respect, and leadership. Each camp week is an exciting, well-planned, outdoor summer experience that creates positive lifetime memories. Sessions: Preteens (grades 3 - 5), Middle School (grades 6 - 8), and High School (grades 9 - 12). Over 100 acres of wooded property with new facilities, a lake, creek, and numerous outdoor recreation options including horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, archery, crazy games, lake activities, and low or high ropes. Each day includes age-appropriate small group Bible study plus a nightly speaker and worship. Campers receive a camp themed t-shirt and DVD of their camp week. Discounts and monthly payments available. continued on page 68 ...

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Doe River Gorge

220 Doe River Gorge Road, Hampton doerivergorge.com • drginfo@doerivergorge.com

423-725-4010

When you experience the phenomenon known as Doe River Gorge, you will walk away with that “I-can’tbelieve-it’s-real” feeling. Located in the beautiful mountains of northeast TN, Doe River Gorge offers summer camp options for ages 8 - 18, as well as day-long programs and weekend retreats for families and groups. Activities include rappelling, horseback riding, The Blob, lake fun, ziplines, tree climbing, whitewater tubing, ropes courses, wakeboarding/water-skiing, rifle shooting/archery, paintball, games, biblical teaching, music, small group time, team-building, train rides through the mountains, and much more!

Ensworth School 211 Ensworth Ave, Nashville ensworth.com

615-383-0661

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

Franklin Road Academy - Summer FRA

4700 Franklin Road, Nashville fracamps.com • camps@franklinroadacademy.com

615-831-0769

Whether it’s academic preparation, athletic skills training, fun with arts and crafts, or all of the above, for summer fun, FRA is the place to be! A wide variety of week-long, half-day camps are offered for grades preK-8 in academics, arts, enrichments, and sports. You can even combine camps to create a full-day of enjoyable experiences. Extended Day services for both before and after camps also available.

Harding Academy Summer Programs 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville hardingacademy.org • millikana@hardingacademy.org

•• 615-948-7005

Harding offers one-week long day camps for children 3 yrs. - grade 8. Camp favorites include ZB Land, Boxfest, Wet Wild and Wacky, Mr. Bond’s Space, Little Scholars Creative Builders, Filmmakers Workshop, theater camps, and our athletic offerings. Camps run Jun. 2 - 27 and Jul. 7 - 25. For a full list of camps offered visit us online.

Harpeth Hall 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville harpethhall.org

615-297-9543

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

Hoppity Hop Inflatables 143 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 615-265-8020 hoppityhopinflatables.com Let your kids hop, skip and bounce! Check out our new bounces. Hoppity Hop has open bounces, Parent’s Night Out, and more. Great birthday parties, too.

Horton Haven Christian Camp (and Day Camps) 3711 Reed Harris Road, Chapel Hill hortonhaven.org

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Just one hour south of Nashville offering overnight and day camps. Overnight campers experience archery, air rifles, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, crafts, mountain biking, swimming, and more. Teens can try our 45-ft. high, 600 ft. long zip line. One-week sessions, ages 8 - 11, 12 - 14 and 15 - 18. Day campers enjoy games, crafts, bible lessons, swimming and more. Creating a camp environment where people can come to know and follow Jesus Christ.

Indian Creek Camp

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150 Cabin Circle Drive, Liberty indiancreekcamp.com • icc@kytn.net

615-448-1023

Indian Creek Camp is a Christian, co-ed, overnight, ACA accredited camp for ages 7 - 17. It also offers an all-inclusive family camp summer vacation. Most week-long camps cost $250 per camper. Activities include horseback riding, water skiing, canoeing, archery, ceramics, mountain biking, swimming lessons, a nature center, and more.

Lancaster Christian Academy 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna lancasterchristianacademy.org

615-223-0451

Lancaster Christian Academy’s daily Fun Camp and specialty camps are designed specifically for kids grades K - 6 and offer a Christian environment where kids grow in the Lord. Weekly chapels, daily crafts and activities, and multiple field trips create a wildly fun summer for your kids. Call and register today!

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Registration is open. Limited availability! Session Dates

One-week sessions run from May 27- Aug. 1

Campers ages 6-14 choose how to spend their own day. Activities include, kayaking, creek play, horseback riding, arts & crafts, rappeling & climbing, archery, gardening and much more! Free Transportation provided from Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin.

www.whippoorwill.com • whippoorwill@starband.net 7840 Whippoorwill Lane Fairview, TN 37062 • 615-799-9925

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New Frontiers

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877-704-CAMP

SUMMER CAMP... MINUS THE DIRT & BUGS!

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

Oak Hill Day Camp

4815 Franklin Road, Nashville fpcnashville.org/recreation • lgreen@fpcnashville.org

615-298-9583

Adventure day camp in the heart of Nashville. Includes swimming, horseback riding, ropes course, archery, theater, arts and crafts, and sports. Accredited by the American Camp Association.

Riverview Camp for Girls

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757 CR 614, Mentone, AL riverviewcamp.com • info@riverviewcamp.com

JULY 7th-25th

800-882-0722

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

Summer @ CPA – Christ Presbyterian Academy 2323 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville cpalions.org/summer • camps@cpalions.org

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615-373-9550

CPA offers over 40 camps and workshops for grades pre-K - 12 in the areas of athletics, academics, and the arts. There are camps to meet any interest and schedule! Summer @ CPA begins the week of May 26 and ends on Aug. 1, with multiple camps offered weekly.

4815 Franklin Road, Nashville oakhillschool.org/undertheoaks • feuerhelmb@oakhillschool.org

615-298-9341

Under the Oaks summer program, an outreach of Oak Hill School, promises to provide elementary and early middle school-age children unique experiences both in and out of the classroom. Summer offerings include academic, athletic, and enrichment sessions. Full-day camp schedule is available for campers of all ages. Early care, lunch, and drop-off transportation is also available.

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Victory Ranch

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731-659-2880

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

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

The Wave provides an exciting, safe, Christ-centered camping environment for kids grades K - 8, Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Each week has a unique theme highlighted by action-packed events including inflatables, water games, our own Olympics, and more. Daily activities include music, community service, arts and crafts, library, and recreation.

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp

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YMCA Camp Ocoee

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

423-338-5588

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

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

Summer Pr8grams June 2—27 and July 7—25, 2014 Enrichment and athletic offerings morning and afternoon sessions

Harding offers one-week long day camps for children 3 years through grade 8. Camp favorites include ZB Land, Boxfest, Wet Wild and Wacky, Mr. Bond’s Space, Little Scholars Creative Builders, Filmmakers Workshop, theater camps and our athletic offerings. For a full list of camps offered visit us online! Contact Amanda Millikan at millikana@hardingacademy.org www.hardingacademy.org and click on Summer Programs

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Voted one of Nashville’s best summer camps! Located in beautiful Williamson County, our campers get to choose their own activities. Daily activities include arts and crafts, zipline, rapelling and rock climbing, archery, swimming, gardening, horseback riding, and more. Providing a safe and fun environment for campers rising grades 1 - 10. Bus transportation provided from various locations.

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Chadderbox Local student art on display at Cheekwood, Nashville Opera on Tour and new exhibits at Adventure Science Center and the Tennessee State Museum.

Disney Junior Live on Tour!

Pirates and princesses take the stage during Disney Junior Live on Tour! For a chance to win four tickets, see page 13.

Get ready for fun when Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure hits Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The show features characters from the Disney Junior series Sofia the First and Jack and the Never Land Pirates. The arena is located at 501 Broadway, Nashville. Tickets are $21 - $47. Call 7702000 or visit bridgestonearena. com.

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Sat 1 FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop

Ages 5 - 12 can have fun building a race car from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For a location near you, visit homedepot.com.

Keith Urban

Enjoy a night of country music. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $32.50 - $64.50; 7702000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Pink Floyd’s The Wall

The Nashville School of Rock presents its inaugural show by performing one of music’s most infamous concept albums. All ages. War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $22; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

FREE Shakespeare Allowed

Participate in (or just listen to) a complete reading of Measure for Measure. All ages. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 12 - 3 p.m.; nashvilleshakes.org.

Southern Invitational Indoor Truck & Tractor Pull

Families can enjoy this indoor motor sports event. All ages. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; midday tickets are $15 adults, free ages 10 and younger (evening adult tickets are $18); 406-0382 or southernmotorsports.net.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

All ages can spend the morning bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95 ($6.95 siblings); 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Unleashed

Country star Barbara Mandrell hosts this fundraiser for the Nashville Humane Association that features cocktails, dinner and a doggie fashion show. Ages 21 and older. Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave., Nashville; 6:30

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p.m.; $85 - $150; nashvillehumane.org.

Sun 2 Big Game Day Drop-Off

Drop off the kids to bounce, eat pizza and watch the Super Bowl. Ages 3 - 12. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 4 - 8:30 p.m.; $20 ($10 siblings); 255-1422 or bounceu. com/nashville. photo credit: Aimee Stubbs

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FREE Children’s Theater Auditions Children ages 7 - 17 can audition for the Star Bright Players’ spring production of Shrek (the show runs April 24 - 27). Those auditioning need to bring sheet music or a CD to sing with in the musical theater genre. Those cast are required to pay a $70 fee to cover costume rental. Auditions for those new to the program are from 1 - 3:30 p.m.; returning Star Bright Players are 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Freedom Middle School, 750 Hwy. 96, Franklin; 790-5719, ext. 2230, or wcparksandrec.com.

Citizen Science: Great Backyard Bird Count

Join local birders and learn about feathered friends around the center’s backyard and yours. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

FREE Free the Trees

Pitch in and volunteer to rid the trees of invasive plants around the property. Ages 10 and older. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1 - 4 p.m.; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Meet Curious George

Meet the popular monkey from the children’s books by H.A. Ray and snap a photo. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Zooperbowl

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Kick off your Super Bowl Sunday at the Nashville Zoo during Zooperbowl featuring half-price admission all day, and you can check out the cool kangaroos, too. the big game, bundle up the family and enjoy half-price admission to view animals at the park. All ages Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $7.50 adults, $5 children; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

FREE Organ Concert

Mon 3

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy a groundhog program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Knee-High Naturalist: Let it Snow!

Preschoolers and parents can learn about the secrets of snow through hands-on activities, exploration and stories. Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10/ child and adult in advance, $15 at the gate (additional attendees are $7 in advance/$10 at the gate); 370-4672 or owlshill. org.

MYINTEREST

This play on Pinterest lets kids discover the latest trends in arts and crafts ideas that portray their interests. Ages 12 and older. The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 - 9 p.m.; $10; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Barry Jordan from Magdeburg, Germany performs an evening of music on the Beckerath organ. All ages. First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; 2989517 or fpcnashville.org.

Parents & Tots

Snack Attack

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

Tue 4 Knee-High Naturalist: Let it Snow!

in advance, $15 at the gate (additional attendees are $7 in advance/$10 at the gate); 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Make a Mess Tuesday

Bring an extra shirt or apron and enjoy activities that make a mess. Ages 2 - 4. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy a groundhog program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Preschoolers and parents can learn about the secrets of snow through hands-on activities, exploration and stories. Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; $10/child and adult (please turn the page)


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✪ Aegis Sciences

Classical Series: Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony

Pianist Conrad Tao joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music including Ravel’s “Piano Concerto in G major” as well as Saint-Saens’ “Symphony No. 3 Organ Symphony.” All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $23 - $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE The Art Event

Preschoolers can discover the wonder of groundhogs during Parents & Tots at the Discovery Center, Feb. 3 - 5. Tuesdays for Tots: Super Sculpture

Preschoolers and parents can celebrate Black History Month learning about William Edmonsdon and folk art. Visit the studio to create a sculpture in the style of the artist. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($14 adults, $7 children); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Wed 5 Animal Antics

FREE Kid’s Hour

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

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy a groundhog program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Thu 6

Meet the resident cornsnake. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

Crafternoon

Homeschool Wedding Gown Exhibit Guided Tour

FREE Home School Group

Homeschool students can receive a special guided tour of the Wedding Dresses Through the Decades exhibit that includes stories of the brides who wore them. Ages 5 and older. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $5; 893-0022 or oaklandsmuseum.org.

Make a Valentine’s Day mailbox. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300.

Read and discuss The Adventures of Tintin. Ages 7 - 12. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 1 p.m.; 4521722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Nature Nuts

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

Thursday Morning Crafts

Celebrate the variety of February holidays like Groundhog Day, National Green Week, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and more through craft activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

More than 50 local and regional artists will display and sell their work in a wide range of styles and media. Proceeds benefit the Lipscomb Academy Annual Fund, which provides additional resources for programs and facilities at the school. All ages. Lipscomb Academy’s High School Gym, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville; 5 - 9 p.m.; 966-6321 or lipscombartevent.com.

Chocolate Affair

Fri 7

Adults can enjoy an evening of chocolate tasting, live music, a silent auction and fashion show. Proceeds benefit the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. Cumberland University’s Labry Hall, 1 Cumberland St., Lebanon; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $25; 449-7975 or cac15.org/ chocolate/.

24th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

Coffee & Classics: Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony

Get ideas for around your home, inside and out, with more than 150 antique and horticultural booths as well as landscaped gardens. You may also participate in lectures and workshops (for additional fees). All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; $20 adults, $12 students, free ages 12 and younger (tickets are good for the entire run of show); 888-4057350 or antiquesandgardenshow.com.

Hear the big sound of the Martin Foundation Concert Organ backed by the Nashville Symphony. Prior to the concert, enjoy free coffee and pastries. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $28 - $50; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Cosmic Bounce Night

All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glowin-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Kings of Leon

Enjoy a night of music with this Nashville-based alternative rock band. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29.50 - $59.50; bridgestonearena.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Learn about percussion while playing a Chinese hand drum. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; explorethedc.org.

Winter Evening Exhibit Showing Enjoy a special

evening viewing of the elegant gowns in the exhibit, Wedding Dresses Through the Decades. All ages. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 5 - 8 p.m.; $5; 893-0022 or oaklandsmuseum.org.

Sat 8 24th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

Get ideas for around your home, inside and out, with more than 150 antique and horticultural booths as well as landscaped gardens. You may also participate in lectures and workshops (for additional fees). All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $20 adults, $12 students, free ages 12 and younger (tickets are good for the entire run of show); 888-4057350 or antiquesandgardenshow.com.

Aegis Sciences Classical Series: Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony

Pianist Conrad Tao joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music including Ravel’s “Piano Concerto in G major” as well as Saint-Saens’ “Symphony No. 3 Organ Symphony.” All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $23 - $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. (please turn the page)

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More than 50 local and regional artists will display and sell their work in a wide range of styles and media. Proceeds benefit the Lipscomb Academy Annual Fund, which provides additional resources for programs and facilities at the school. All ages. Lipscomb Academy’s High School Gym, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 966-6321 or lipscombartevent.com.

Murder Mystery Excursion Train

Ride the rails to Watertown on a 1950s era train while enjoying a murder mystery play performed in the car. All ages. Donelson Commuter Station, 2705 Lebanon Pike, Nashville; 9 a.m.; $21 - $75; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

Predators Hockey

Cheer for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Anaheim Ducks. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 - $400; 770-7825 or nashvillepredators.com.

FREE Second Saturday at Fiddler’s Grove

Families can travel back in time and learn how people communicated in the olden days by touring a print shop, telephone museum and radio building, then enjoy live music in the evening. All ages. Fiddler’s Grove, 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon; 4 - 9 p.m.; 443-2626 or fiddlersgrove.org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

All ages can spend the morning bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95, $6.95 siblings; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

FREE Valentines for Veterans Salute to America’s Gold Star Families Concert

Country artists Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley and Lucas Hoge perform a concert in honor of military families who’ve lost a family member in combat. All

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ages. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis (call to secure tickets); 416-2001 or hhv.org/ hhv-sponsorships/valentines-forveterans-concerts.

Sun 9 24th Annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

Get ideas for around your home, inside and out, with more than 150 antique and horticultural booths as well as landscaped gardens. You may also participate in lectures and workshops (for additional fees). All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $20 adults, $12 students, free ages 12 and younger; 888-405-7350 or antiquesandgardenshow.com.

FREE The Art Event

More than 50 local and regional artists will display and sell their work in a wide range of styles and media. Proceeds benefit the Lipscomb Academy Annual Fund, which provides additional resources for programs and facilities at the school. All ages. Lipscomb Academy’s High School Gym, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 966-6321 or lipscombartevent.com.

Snake Spectacular!

Learn about the different snakes that slither throughout Middle Tennessee during this live reptile program. All ages. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1:30 - 4 p.m.; $10; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Mon 10 MYINTEREST

This play on Pinterest lets kids discover the latest trends in arts and crafts ideas that portray their interests. Ages 12 and older. The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 - 9 p.m.; $10;

867-7244 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a Valentine’s Day program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Snack Attack

Make a Valentine’s Day fruit pizza. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tue 11 FREE La Leche League of Rutherford County

New and expectant moms can get support and answers about breastfeeding. Crossway Baptist Church, 4194 Shelbyville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m.; 931308-9817 or sewanneepossum@gmail.com.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a Valentine’s Day program. Ages 3 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

for a loved one. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($14 adults, $7 children); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Wed 12 Animal Antics

Meet the resident blue-tongued skink. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Kid’s Hour

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

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a Valentine’s Day program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Thu 13 FREE Home School Group

Read and discuss The Adventures of Tintin. Ages 7 - 12. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 1 p.m.; 4521722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Nature Nuts

Learn about critters in nature that experience love at first site. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Sweetheart Dance

Spend the evening cutting a rug with those you love. All ages. Hoppity Hop Inflatables, 143 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; $5; 256-8020 or hoppityhopflatables.com.

Thursday Morning Crafts

Celebrate the variety of February holidays like Groundhog Day, National Green Week, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and more through craft activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 8937439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Kids can make a Valentine’s project during Tuesdays for Tots at Cheekwood on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

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Saturday, February 22 at 11 a.m. Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Your child will be enchanted by this musical tour through the magical world of fairy tales with music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and more! Show up early for the free pre-concert activities, including an instrument petting zoo and crown-building station.

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Fri 14 Happy Valentine’s Day! A Wild Valentine’s Day

Embark on a guided night hike under the full moon and learn about animals along the way. Then, warm up inside the station with a fondue dessert and live music by Rik Gracia. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8:30 p.m.; $10 for two, $3 each additional, free ages 3 and younger; 217-3017.

Celtic Woman

This highly acclaimed group of female singers brings its “The Emerald Tour” to Music City. All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $101.50; 7824040 or tpac.org.

Cosmic Bounce Night

All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glowin-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

FREE MAQ Attack High

school students can hang with friends and participate in activities in the Martin ArtQuest gallery along with exploring the exhibits. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 6 - 9 p.m.; free with high school ID; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

FREE National Wild Turkey Federation Family Adventure Village

Pick up a Family Adventure Village Passport and explore a variety of hands-on conservation education and outdoor skills adventures to earn a collectible patch. Learn skills from experts in areas like archery, air guns, casting, tomahawk throwing and more, then visit prehistoric America at a dinosaur exhibit. Ages 17 and younger. Gaylord Outdoor Events Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; nwtf.org/special_events.

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

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

FREE Valentine’s Day Storytime

Celebrate the holiday with stories about love. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Valentine’s with Kenny Rogers Country Music Hall of Fame legend Kenny Rogers joins the Nashville Symphony for a night celebrating his hits spanning a 50-year career. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $43 - $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Sat 15 Celtic Woman

This highly acclaimed group of female singers brings its “The Emerald Tour” to Music City. All ages. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $101.50; 7824040 or tpac.org.

Cupid’s Undie Run

Hit the streets in your underwear during this race that raises money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation while raising awareness of neurofibromatosis. The event starts with a party, then the run, then an after party. Ages 21 and older. Tin Roof, 1516 Demonbreun Street, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $40 plus a fundraising goal; cupidsundierun.com.

DelMonaco Winery Excursion Train

Ride a 1950s era American passenger train on a 168-mile round trip excursion train to DelMonaco Winery where you can enjoy wintery tours, live music, wine tasting, food and more. Adults only. Donelson Commuter Station, 2705 Lebanon Pike, Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $60 $125; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

Disney Junior Live

This pirate and princess adventure features characters from Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 1, 4 and 7 p.m.; $21 - $47; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

FREE National Wild Turkey Federation Family Adventure Village

Pick up a Family Adventure Village Passport and explore a variety of hands-on conservation education and outdoor skills adventures to earn a collectible patch. Learn skills from experts in areas like archery, air guns, casting, tomahawk throwing and more, then visit prehistoric America at a dinosaur exhibit. Ages 17 and younger. Gaylord Outdoor Events Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; nwtf.org/ special_events.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

All ages can spend the morning bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95 ($6.95 siblings); 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Valentine’s with Kenny Rogers Country Music Hall of Fame legend Kenny Rogers joins the Nashville Symphony for a night celebrating his hits spanning a 50-year career. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $43 - $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Winter Saturday: Animal Tracks and Traces

Learn easy signs of native animals through activities and a puppet show, then try out your skills on the trail. All ages. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

Sun 16 FREE 12:20 Concert

Mon 17 Parents & Tots

Enjoy an afternoon of Irish love songs sung by soprano Megan Terwilliger. All ages. First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 12 p.m.; 2989517 or fpcnashville.org.

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy a President’s Day program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Artful Tales: The Stonecutter’s Tale

Snack Attack

Enjoy a Japanese folktale about a simple man who wishes for greatness and finds that contentment and happiness may not come in the form he thinks it does. Afterward, create a colorful painting that celebrates the arrival of spring cherry blossoms. Ages 3 and older. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

Meet Curious George

Meet the popular monkey from the children’s books by H.A. Ray and snap a photo. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE National Wild Turkey Federation Family Adventure Village

Pick up a Family Adventure Village Passport and explore a variety of hands-on conservation education and outdoor skills adventures to earn a collectible patch. Learn skills from experts in areas like archery, air guns, casting, tomahawk throwing and more, then visit prehistoric America at a dinosaur exhibit. Ages 17 and younger. Gaylord Outdoor Events Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; nwtf.org/special_events.

Meet Curious George at the Discovery enter in Murfreesboro on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Make veggie kabobs with a colorful dip. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tue 18 Chris Thile

Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile performs music from his brandnew album, Bach Sonatas and Partitas Vol. 1. Presented without orchestra. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $34 - $59; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.


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Parents & Tots

Kids can enjoy natural play places at Camp Idyllwild in Duck River, Tenn. Learn about camp offerings near and far during the Summer Camp Adventure Fair.

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy a President’s Day program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tuesdays for Tots: Winter Windows

Preschoolers and parents can drop into the studio to create a unique piece of winter window art to take home. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($14 adults, $7 children); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Wed 19 Animal Antics

Meet the resident bearded dragon. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Kid’s Hour

Summer Camp Adventure Fair Saturday, Feb. 15

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ow’s the time to plan your child’s summer activities, and there’s no better way to start than attending Nashville Parent’s Summer Camp Adventure Fair on Saturday, Feb. 15 at CoolSprings Galleria (1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin). Meet with reps from nearly 75 residential camps, local day camps and summer programs for ages 4 - 18. Find options ranging from arts to sports to outdoor activities. Prizes will be given away throughout the day, and kids can enjoy face painters, balloon artists and more. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and admission is free. Call 256-2158 or nashvilleparent.com.

Local children’s entertainer Ginger Sands performs an interactive music program for kids ages 10 and younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660 or gingersands.com.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can enjoy a President’s Day program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Thu 20 An Evening with Tony Bennett

This popular American crooner performs songs from his 70-plus year career. All ages. TPAC’s

the dailies Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $46 $86; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

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Pops Series: Classical Mystery Tour

This symphonic tribute to The Beatles features the Nashville Symphony and four musicians portraying Paul, Ringo, John and George performing 30 Fab Four tunes. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $44 $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Crafternoon

Make a paint press project. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad Street, Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Home School Group

Play games related to The Adventures of Tintin. Ages 7 - 12. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 1 p.m.; 4521722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Jennifer Nettles

Country star Jennifer Nettles brings her “That Girl Tour” to Music City. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $39.50 - $59.50; 889-3060 or ryman. com.

Nature Nuts

Learn why certain animals have shells and what they’re for. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Nerd Night: What’s Under That Skirt?

This new series of adultsonly tours kicks off tonight with guides in various states of undress during a discussion of period underwear and Victorian romantic customs. You can also enjoy chocolates and wine. Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville; 6 p.m.; $15 per person ($25 for a couple in advance); 356-0501 or bellemeadeplantation.com. (please turn the page)

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Celebrate the variety of February holidays like Groundhog Day, National Green Week, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and more through craft activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439.

Fri 21 Bank of America Pops Series: Classical Mystery Tour

This symphonic tribute to The Beatles features the Nashville Symphony and four musicians portraying Paul, Ringo, John and George performing 30 Fab Four tunes. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44 $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Cosmic Bounce Night

All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glowin-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Learn about percussion while playing pan pipes. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Three Blind Vines

During this benefit for The Franklin Theatre, enjoy wine tastings, food and live entertainment with a “Classic Hollywood” theme. In addition to admission, your team (made of one to three people) will bring three bottles of wine: one cabernet sauvignon, one chardonnay and one repeat of the two. The first two will be disguised and set out for tasting and voting. The third will go to grand prize winners. Ages 21 and older. Liberty Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; $45 in advance, $45 at the door, $100 VIP area; threeblindvines. com.

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

Sat 22 The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Children’s Series: Knights & Princesses

Take a musical tour through the magical world of fairy tales with music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and more. The juggling troupe, Playing by Air, entertains on stage during the concert. Arrive an hour early for fun, handson activities like crafts, stories, games an instrument petting zoo and more. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 11 a.m.; $14 - $23; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Bank of America Pops Series: Classical Mystery Tour

This symphonic tribute to The Beatles features the Nashville Symphony and four musicians portraying Paul, Ringo, John and George performing 30 Fab Four tunes. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44 $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Bird Club

Join fellow bird enthusiasts to search for Tennessee’s winter residents. All ages. Murfree Spring behind the Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 1 p.m.; 2173017 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

FREE Book Club

Read the book ahead of time and come prepared for a discussion. Grades 1 - 3: Wagon Wheels by Barbara Brenner; Grades 3 - 6: Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln and Christopher Collier; Grades 7 and higher: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville; 4 p.m.; 356-0501 or bellemeadeplantation.com.

Brad Paisley

Enjoy a night of country music. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $25 - $54.75; 7702000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Relive the music of The Beatles when the Classical Mystery Tour joins the Nashville Symphony, Feb. 20 - 22, at the Schermerhorn. FREE Chocolate and Shopping Show

Visit booths of local vendors, see product demonstrations, pick up free samples and get free chocolate at each stop. All ages. CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; chocolateshoppingshow.com.

The Glorious Unfolding Tour

Show Hope presents this concert featuring Steven Curtis Chapman with special guests The Afters and Josh Wilson. All ages. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $25 - $25.50; 889-3060 or ryman.com.

FREE Lego Play Time

Ages 3 and older can get creative and have fun building with Legos. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 4521722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

FREE Music in the Wild

Warm up inside with live music by local artists. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

SportsFest

All ages can celebrate all things sports with speakers, inflatables, obstacle courses, local team mascots, a meet and greet with members of the Nashville Predators and more. Kids can participate in skill challenges with the Titans, Predators, Sounds and Tennessee Wildlife. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; advance tickets are $5 per person, tickets at the door are $10 adults, $5 ages 3 - 12; 321-1067 or 1045thezone.com.

Strings & Stories

This benefit for High Hopes features dinner by Red Pony and music by Leslie Satcher, Rivers Rutherford and Mike Loudermilk. All ages. Green’s Grocery, 4345 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 6:30 p.m.; $150; 661-5437 or highhopesnash. org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

All ages can spend the morning bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95 ($6.95 siblings); 2551422 or bounceu.com/cities/ nashville.tn.

Sun 23 21st Annual Ford Our Kids Soup Sunday

Sample soups from more than 50 local restaurants, bid in a silent auction, enjoy children’s activities and more. Proceeds benefit Our Kids, a local nonprofit that provides expert medical evaluations, crisis counseling and other services to children and families affected by child sexual abuse. All ages. LP Field Club Level West, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; tickets at the door are $25 adults, $10 ages 2 - 17, free ages 1 and younger; the family package is $45 and includes two adults and all children in the household (discounts available if you purchase tickets before Friday, Feb. 21); 341-4917 or ourkidscenter.com.

SportsFest

All ages can celebrate all things sports with speakers, inflatables, obstacle courses, local team mascots, a meet and greet with members of the Nashville Predators and more. Kids can participate in skill challenges with the Titans, Predators, Sounds and Tennessee Wildlife. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; advance (please turn the page)

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Engineering Day

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the dailies tickets are $5 per person, tickets at the door are $10 adults, $5 ages 3 - 12; 321-1067 or 1045thezone.com.

Mon 24 Imagine Dragons

Enjoy an evening of alternative rock music. All ages. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $45; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

FREE Music Class Open House

Children ages 4 and younger with a parent can experience an introductory music and movement class. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 6501 Pennywell Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; 4234934 or themusicclass.com.

MYINTEREST

This play on Pinterest lets kids discover the latest trends in arts and crafts ideas that portray their interests. Ages 12 and older. The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 6 - 9 p.m.; $10; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

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

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “happy teeth” program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Snack Attack

Make quick cheesecakes in the kitchen. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tue 25 FREE Fairy Party

Kids can wear costumes and enjoy fairy games, crafts, a short film, treats and more. Ages 3 and older. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 5 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “happy teeth” program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Science a la Carte

Enjoy science experiments with the center’s staff. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Tuesdays for Tots: Melodies & Masterpieces

Preschoolers and parents can learn how music inspires visual art and create their own melodic masterpiece. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free with gate admission ($14 adults, $7 children); 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

Wed 26 Animal Antics

Meet the resident amphibians. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4:15 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

FREE Kid’s Hour

Music and movement fun for kids with family entertainer Rachel Sumner. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660 or rachelsumner.com.

Parents & Tots

Preschoolers and parents can participate in a “happy teeth” program. Ages 3 - 5. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Thu 27 Crafternoon

Steven Curtis Chapman brings his Glorious Unfolding Tour to the Ryman Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Make a paint press project. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Home School Group

Watch a screening of The Adventures of Tintin. Ages 7 - 12. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 1 p.m.; 4521722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Nature Nuts

Learn interesting facts about bird migration. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; explorethedc.org.

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Predators Hockey

Root for the Nashville Predators when they challenge the Tampa Bay Lightning. All ages.Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $33 - $400; 770-7825 or nashvillepredators.com.

Thursday Morning Crafts

Celebrate the variety of February holidays like Groundhog Day, National Green Week, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and more through craft activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Fri 28 Aegis Sciences Classical Series: Haydn & Strauss

Pianist Arnaldo Cohen joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music featuring Haydn’s “Symphony No. 98” and Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier Suite.” All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony

Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $23 $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Music Class Open House

Children ages 4 and younger with a parent can experience an introductory music and movement class. Christ Community Church, 1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 10 a.m.; 423-4934 or themusicclass.com.

FREE Scholastic Chess Club

Nashville Chess Center Coach Jim Lech will teach beginning fundamentals as well as advanced strategies for playing chess (boards provided). All ages. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; 371-0090 or brentwood-tn.org/library.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Learn to play a drum set. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300.

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Zip Line Adventure allows participants to glide through the forest on nine zip lines. Guides point out native trees, plants and wildlife during the hour-and-a-half tour at 1300 Narrows Road, Kingston Springs; $54 adults, $42 ages 17 and younger (family discounts available); to make reservations, call 297-2250 or visit adventureworks.com.

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Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $9 Mon Thu, $10 Fri - Sun (ages 2 and younger are $5.50); 915-0561 or monkeyjoes.com.

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area Nature programs at

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

rutherford county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

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

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

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Bellevue Community Center

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

inflatables at 2990 Sidco Drive; 255-1422; bounceu. com. Open play times are Tue - Fri 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 3 - 6 p.m., Sat 8:30 - 10 a.m. Cost is $6.95 ($5.95 siblings); cosmic glow-in-the-dark bounces are Mon 3 - 6 p.m. and Fri 6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 ($7 siblings).

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Centennial Sportsplex

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Fitness, ice skating, swimming and more at 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; times and prices vary; 862-8480 or nashville. org/sportsplex.

FREE Fairytales Storytime

Stories and crafts every Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fairytales Bookstore and More, 114-B S. 11th St., Nashville; 915-1960 or fairytalesbookstore.com.

Gymboree Play & Music

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

Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.gov/

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

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play center is located at 1580 Gallatin Pike N., Madison;

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

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

Parents & Tots Ages 3 - 5 with a parent can participate in educational programs every Mon - Wed at 9 a.m. at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org. Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd.,

Murfreesboro; 893-7439. Ongoing programs:

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

• Homeschool P.E.: Ages 5 - 15 can participate in physical activities Tue and Thu; 1 - 2 p.m.; $3; call to register • Homeschool Swim Technique Training: Ages 5 - 18 can learn swimming techniques every Tue and Thu; 1 - 2 p.m.; $3 • Terrific Twos: Ages 24 - 36 months with a parent can enjoy songs, finger plays, art projects and more every Wednesday; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $3

Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 8955040. Ongoing programs:

• Toddler Time with Thomas: Ages 5 and younger can participate in activities that develop cognitive skills every Friday; 10 a.m.; $3 • Tumbleweeds: Ages 3 - 5 can learn basic tumbling skills Mon and Wed; 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.; $3; call to register • Water Polo: Ages 13 and older can play every Tuesday; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth • Youth Volleyball: Ages 9 15 can learn volleyball skills every Thursday; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3

sumner county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 300 Indian Lakes Blvd., Hendersonville; 264-0183 or bn.com.

FREE Delmas Long Community Center Tot time

for ages 5 and younger features social activities and gym play every Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m. at 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 851-2255 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini

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

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center Kids can bounce on

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

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; 859-7753 or laseradventure. net. My Gym Pay-to-play, open

gym and Saturday morning classes take place at 206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville; call 824-8002 or visit my-gym. com/hendersonville.

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activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 3779979 or bn.com.

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Preschool storytime is every Tue and Sat at 10:30 a.m. at 1040 Crossings Blvd., Spring Hill; 931-486-0113.

221-9700 to schedule a time. Visit franklinschoolofrock.com.

Glow Galaxy Weekly open

play times feature inflatables, mini-golf, air hockey, an interactive game floor, football toss, soccer kick and basketball in a glow-in-the-dark setting at 121 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 8, Franklin; $8 per child (adults are free); for times, call 3704386, opt. 2.

FREE Lifeway Christian Store Ages 2 - 8 can enjoy

stories and songs every Friday at 10 a.m. at 1725 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 771-9050.

Monkey Joe’s This inflatable

play center is located at 1648 Westgate Circle, Brentwood; Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $9 Mon Thu, $10 Fri - Sun (ages 2 and younger are $6); 377-5900 of monkeyjoes.com.

Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at 91 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood; open play times are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 8; 9427911 or themonkeystreehouse. com. My Gym Brentwood For pay-to-play, open gym and Saturday morning class times and fees at 330 Franklin Road, call 371-5437 or visit my-gym. com/brentwood.

Families can compete in trivia games for a chance to win a $25 gift card every Friday at 6 p.m. at Goofballs Family Fun, 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 360, Franklin; 861-3668 or letsgetgoofy.com.

Pump It Up Play Time Open jump times are Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for preschoolers, Thu 5 - 8 p.m. and Fri 1 - 4 p.m. ages 12 and younger, and all school holidays 1 - 4 p.m. ages 12 and younger. Pump It Up, 7104 Crossroads Blvd., Ste. 128, Brentwood; $7 per child; 373-7867.

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a free 30-minute trial lesson in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, fiddle or vocals. Located at 616 Bradley Court in Franklin, call

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


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adults, $15 students; 332-7529 or circleplayers.net.

Driving Miss Daisy (continues

through Sunday, Feb. 9; Ages 12 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Sun 12 - 1:30 p.m. lunch, 2 p.m. show; $60 adults, $40 ages 13 - 18, $30 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com.

See the Olde Worlde Theatre production of Rapunzel at The Belcourt, Feb. 1 - 22. The 39 Steps (continues

✪ Attitude (Feb. 14 - 16;

through Saturday, Feb. 8; Ages 10 and older) Pull-Tight Theatre, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 students; 791-5007 or pull-tight.com.

Ages 12 and older) Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $28 - $65; 782-4040 or nashvilleballet.com.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Feb. 28 - March 2;

The Barber of Seville

All ages) The Sunshine Players at The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.; $7.50 adults, $6 ages 4 - 17; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Always a Bridesmaid (Feb.

13 - March 16; Ages 12 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 - 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Sun 12 - 1:30 p.m. lunch, 2 p.m. show; $60 adults, $40 ages 13 - 18, $30 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com.

Annie Get Your Gun (Feb.

13 - March 2; Ages 8 and older) Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, 260 W. Main St., Ste. 204, Hendersonville; Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students; 826-6037 or hpactn.com.

(Saturday, Feb. 1; Ages 10 and older) Nashville Opera at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $26 - $102.50; 7824040 or nashvilleopera.org.

Closer Than Ever (Feb. 14 -

16; Ages 10 and older) Street Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville; Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.; $22 adults, $20 students; 5547414 or streettheatrecompany. org.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Feb. 7 - 16; All

ages) Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri - Sat 6:30 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 students; 563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com.

Dreamgirls (continues through

Sunday, Feb. 2; Ages 12 and older) Circle Players at Tennessee State University’s CoxLewis Theater, 2500 John A. Meritt Blvd., Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $18

✪ Frost/Nixon (Feb. 20 March 2; Ages 12 and older) Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $47.50 - $67.50; 538-2076 or studiotenn.com. ✪

Ghost (Feb. 25 - March

2; Ages 12 and older) The Broadway Series at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m.; $15 - $60; 782-4040 or tpac. org.

Grease (continues through Saturday, Feb. 15; Ages 16 and older) Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 221-1174 or townecentretheatre.com. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

(continues through Sunday, Feb. 2; All ages) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Sat Sun 2 p.m.; $20 adults, $14 ages 2 - 17; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music (Feb.

7 - 22; Ages 12 and older) Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet; Thu Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 ages 11 and younger; 598-8950 or encoretheatre-company.org.

✪ Number the Stars (Feb. 20 - March 9; Ages 9 and older) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; opening night Thursday, Feb. 20 is at 6:30 p.m., remaining shows are Sat - Sun 2 p.m.; opening night tickets are $14 adults, $7 children, remaining shows are $20 adults, $14 ages 2 - 17; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org. Oddly Puddle is from Inner Space (continues through

Sunday, Feb. 23; All ages) The Theater Bug, 2618 Gallatin Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger; 4234626 or ticketsnashville.com.

Othello (continues through Sunday, Feb. 2; Ages 10 and older) Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Belmont University’s Troutt Theater, 2100 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $24 advance/$27 at the door adults, $12 advance/$15 at the door students; 852-6732 or nashvilleshakes.org. The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. (Feb. 7 - 23; All ages)

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

Pride and Prejudice (Feb.

14 - March 2; Ages 8 and older) Springhouse Theatre Company, 14119 Old Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; Fri Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students, $8 ages 4 - 12; 852-8499 or springhousetheatre.com.

Rapunzel (Saturdays, Feb. 1 - 22; All ages) Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $8; 300-0374 or oldeworldetheatre.com. Red (Feb. 13 - March 1; Ages 14 and older) Tennessee Repertory Theatre at TPAC’s

Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; $45; 7824040 or tennesseerep.org.

Shen Yun Performing Arts

(Feb. 22 - 23; All ages) TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $52 - $132; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

Sophisticated Ladies (Feb. 6 22; Ages 8 and older) The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $22 - $27 adults, $13 - $18 children; thelarrykeetontheatre.org. Tennessee Jack and Kudzu Vine (Saturday, Feb. 15; All

ages) Nashville Ballet at TPAC’s Polk Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; $23; 782-4040 or tpac. org.

Val Kilmer in Citizen Twain

(Feb. 6 - 7; Ages 10 and older) Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $57 - $77; 889-3060 or ryman.com.

Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Feb. 28 -

March 16; Ages 12 and older) Tennessee Women’s Theater Project at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 students; twtp.org.

Winter Series: East Meets West (Feb. 22 - 23; All ages)

Dance Theatre of Tennessee at Father Ryan High School Auditorium, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville; Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $25 adults, $20 children; dancetheatretn.org.

The Wizard of Oz (Feb. 21 - 23; All ages) Franklin Road Academy, 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students; 832-8845 or frafota. com. (please turn the page)

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Student Art at Cheekwood

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wonderful way to inspire your kids in the world of visual art is letting them experience it created by their peers. Catch the Scholastic Art Competition exhibit at Cheekwood, running now through Sunday, March 2. Your family can view artwork by local students in Grades 7 - 12 that’s part of the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, one of the oldest and most prestigious student art competitions in the country. More than 75,000 students participate annually, and this is the 23rd year that Cheekwood serves as a regional affiliate representing Middle Tennessee. Hundreds of art works by local students include paintings, drawings, photography, digital art, ceramics and sculpture. A panel of judges select “Gold Key� level works which are the ones you will see on display. Once the exhibit closes, these pieces will go to New York for judging in the national competition. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Hours are Tue - Sun 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17. Call 356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.

ashville Opera’s education and community outreach program presents public performances of Billy Goats Gruff for kids in February and March. Shows are free unless otherwise noted. The schedule is as follows:

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• Saturday, Feb. 8: Country Music Hall of Fame (10 a.m.) and Martha O’Bryan Center (2 p.m.) • Saturday, Feb. 15: Noah Liff Opera Center (2 p.m.; reservations required) • Sunday, Feb. 16: Belle Meade Plantation (2 p.m.) Self Portrait: Thought by local student Heather Hernandez is on display at Cheekwood as part of the Scholastic Art Competition exhibit.

New Exhibit Openings:

Adventure Science Center (ASC) launches TINKERING GARAGE on Saturday, Feb. 1 (the exhibit runs through Wednesday, April 30). This DIY space lets kids step into a workshop with tools and materials to tinker with and explore a wide range of gadgets and contraptions. The fun includes taking apart small appliances to discover how they work and then inventing something new with the parts. Build a robot, solder a circuit and team up with peers for a group project. ASC hours are daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12. Call 862-5160 or visit adventuresci.com ... The TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM has two exhibit openings in honor of Black History Month, both running Feb. 11 - Aug. 31. Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation looks at the lives of the enslaved African Americans and their owners on the 13,000-acre plantation in Tennessee’s Robertson County. In addition, A Creative Legacy: African American Arts in Tennessee is an exhibit boasting 46 works by 16 artists native to our state including William Edmondson, Bessie Harvey, Aaron Douglas and Greg Ridley. The museum is open Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call 741-2692 or visit tnmuseum.org.

• Saturday, Feb. 22: Goodlettsville Library (10:30 a.m.) • Saturday, March 1: Conexion (10 a.m.) • Saturday, March 8: Edmondson Pike Library (2 p.m.) • Saturday, March 15: Nashville Public Library (10:30 a.m.) and Williamson County Library (2:30 and 4 p.m.) • Sunday, March 16: Adventure Science Center (11 a.m.) and Nashville Zoo (5 p.m.; zoo admission required) Learn more at 832-5242 or nashvilleopera.org.


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Kids of all ages came out for a performance of Shrek the Musical at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro. Rachel Nichols plays Princess Fiona in this production of Shrek the Musical.

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