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and worry yourself to death. And still, economic strife keeps the world an uneasy place. There’s a lot of uncertainty for our children as they grow up. So we say to them, “Don’t climb that fence,” or “Don’t go near that creek,” or “Don’t” so many times over that they’re worn out from our harping, and we’re worn out, too. While peripheral vision is a great thing, we really weren’t designed with eyes in the backs of our heads ... sometimes we have to let go. See, all of this careful parenting can backfire on you. Recent studies show that children with parents who hover and fret are far less likely to engage in spontaneous play and even miss out on experiences. It’s not good to be an ever-present, fretful mother constantly micromanaging your kids. It’s not good for you, it’s not good for them. We ALL worry, but excess of it doesn’t mean you love more, and in fact, can nix experiences for children who want so badly to know what it means to live! Let’s all take a little lesson as we head into the summer of 2014: In one of my all-time favorite kid movies, when little Nemo goes missing in the vast ocean, his frantic father, Marlin, blurts out a line that the foggy headed Dory turns into a crystal clear oxymoron: MARLIN: “I promised I’d never let anything happen to him!” DORY: “Well that’s a silly thing to promise, you can’t let anything never happen to him cause then nothing would ever happen to him ... not much fun for little Harpo.”

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Alice M. Rothman, M.D., M.P.H. University Pediatrics Nashville pediatrics.mc.vanderbilt.edu We’ve been a patient of Dr. Rothman’s for more than eight years and I can’t imagine going to anyone else. Every time she meets with my family, she spends a few minutes talking about how things are going in our lives, shows as much interest in us as people as she does in us as patients. She does whatever is necessary to make my kids feel at ease during their exams, and will follow up with me whenever there are problems that we’re dealing with. I know that I can call her office with any questions I have, and she will make sure that I get the answers that I need. She’s the kind of doctor I look forward to my children growing up with.

William R. Davidson M.D., FAAP Pediatric Associates, Nashville padconline.com Dr. Davidson always goes above and beyond in every way. We have never received better health care from another provider. We have needed extra care for our son, and Dr. Davidson has always taken special care of him. We have always had peace of mind because he explains every detail until you are comfortable and understanding. We are so grateful to have such an awesome pediatrician! Jennifer Hayes Frank W. Virgin, M.D. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Nashville • childrenshospital. vanderbilt.org He is an ENT at VCH and he is so kind, gentle, personable and totally relates to children. I am a grandmother, I have seen many many doctors over the years and none come close to Dr. Virgin! Christina McKenzie Joan White Rivergate Pediatrics Goodlettsville rivergatepediatrics.com My son was diagnosed with a genetic disease and Dr. White takes the time to research new studies. She takes time to talk to him and follows up on referrals. My son got upset once and walked out of her office and Dr. White walked out in the parking lot to talk to him. Stacy Roske

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Tea Parties Can Teach Manners Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading your article (Editor’s Note: “Speak Nicely,” March, 2014) about speaking nicely and teaching your preschoolers about manners. I have a young daughter who I dearly love and I remind her often how important it is to have nice manners and to look people in the eye when someone is speaking to you. It is so important to begin teaching them as they are young and will also give them confidence as they grow up. Many times we just think children are shy, but they may not know how to properly answer someone unless they’ve been shown and had a little time to practice. I recently started a traveling tea party company called “Sugar Belles Tea” (sugarbellestea.com). We bring a Southernly Sweet Tea Party to birthdays and other celebrations for ladies of all ages, but we specialize in Old Fashion Tea Parties for little girls. It’s a fun way to learn a little bit about manners and etiquette. I was born and raised in Nashville. I have a life “steeped” in southern tradition; I really enjoyed reading your recent article and that it went out to so many parents to read as well. Thanks for sharing your heart Kellie Maxin


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Kids & Other People’s Dogs. Do you allow your kids to approach dogs that are with their owners ... or do you not?

It’s OK if we say so. We told our daughter that she’s not allowed to touch any animal unless Mommy or Daddy says it’s OK. I do have to remind her when we go on walks if she sees someone walking a puppy or small dog. However, I think she really understands, as we were almost attacked by a dog on a walk last summer when I was pregnant. Alicia Boston

Petting strange dogs is NOT allowed. I don’t let my kids touch any strange dogs. Just because an owner says he has a great dog ... you never know what a dog is going to do. I know this from a childhood bite. I tell them we have dogs at home to cuddle and pet! Amanda Ducharme

Get permission and ask the proper way to pet that particular dog. The more dogs are socialized, the friendlier they will become. Every time we spot an animal I always remind my young kiddos to ask before they touch (and then I double check with the owner). Most people out walking their dogs don’t mind when we ask; sometimes there’s a preference like not rubbing a certain spot or getting close to the face. The more in tune you are about an animal the safer you are. We’re an animalloving family. Trisha Glowniak

We love dogs and every moment we can be with them. I’ve always been a huge dog lover and owner. Luckily, my daughter gets to grow up with dogs as well, all different breeds/ mixes and sizes. If I didn’t own it, I was

fostering it, or we were at our local no-kill shelter socializing and walking them. We love to take our dogs to the dog park as well and to any park they’re allowed. She wants to pet every dog, but she has been taught the rules from very early on. Only if I’m beside her, the dog’s owner is within arms reach and grants permission and I pet the dog first. Also, we never pat on the head, only on the back while talking to the dog in a calm tone of voice. Most dogs probably wouldn’t care to be pet on the head, but some see it as a sign you’re trying to dominant them and can act unpredictably. It’s also important to observe the dog’s body language no matter what the owner may say about the dog. The dog tells you everything you need to know about it. Becca Cherry Fugate (please turn the page for more “Parent Talk”)

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That’s too young. Seven is too young for most camps, in my opinion. Middle school age is much more appropriate — fifth grade and older. Jennifer Harville Cowan

Maybe at age 9 or 10. I struggled with that this year, too. My step daughter is 7 and I just think that’s too young. I think they should be closer to age 9 or 10. Amanda Jones

Start with a church camp. I started with church camp. I knew the people my child went with, and I knew he would be OK. Mine started going to church camp going into the second grade. Marie Ferguson

You know your child and when the time is right. My opinion is that you know your child best and only you can make that decision. Jessica Swift

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It’s a crazy world and it makes me nervous. My twins are 12-and-a-half and they will go away for church camp this summer. First time ever letting them go alone. We live in a crazy world and I’m still nervous at this age. Talena Lanier Spencer

I would worry too much. Not yet. I can’t handle the idea only because I don’t know what I would do without them except worry and probably call every few hours. It’s a bit complicated. Anna Lindsay Sellers

Try working her way into it first. I’m teaching at a camp this summer and taking my almost 4-year-old with me. She will be in a day camp for staff kids and with me at night. I am hoping it will get her excited for the future when she can go on her own. Kendalyn Koehler

Let them go at 6 years old. My kids, now 7 and 13, went when they were 6 years old. That’s all they look forward to in the summer now. There are some really good ones! Karen Loring Thompson

Partner with someone your child knows. My daughter was 8 years old and went for five days with her “Big Sister” through the Big Brother and Big Sister program. She has attended every year and loves it! It helps that her “Big Sister’s” Dad works at the camp. She was in his group and he was her transportation! Stacey Beckham

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January 2014 article in The Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology devoted 136 pages to a new disorder some experts think may be a subcategory of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The new possible disorder — sluggish cognitive tempo, or SCT — is said to be marked by daydreaming and slow mental processing. Not surprisingly, with more than 6 million children already diagnosed with ADHD, concern is rising among many that SCT will eventually lead to more prescription meds given to children. In a recent article published in The New York Times on the subject, Allen Frances, a Duke University emeritus professor of psychiatry said, “We’re seeing a fad in evolution: Just as ADHD has been the diagnosis du jour for 15 years or so, this is the beginning of another. This is a public health experiment on millions of kids.” And while many parents insist their children with ADHD benefit from daily meds, others have grown wary of the subject due to the soaring number of kids and young adults on ADHD prescrip-

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tives today. It has also given some local doctors pause. “I am very concerned that more and more of our children, along with their parents and grandparents, are being diagnosed with more and more conditions,” says Matt Perkins, M.D., of Tennessee Medicine and Pediatrics in Smyrna. “Our country’s abundance of researchers is a wonderful thing — especially when we research issues that shorten life, such as heart disease and cancer. This issue, for one, reminds me of what I tell my patients often: Our culture is very good at making well people sick.” SCT Sluggish cognitive tempo has been researched since the 1980s, according to its Wikipedia page, although there is no consensus on the new disorder’s validity. The page states those with SCT are “daydreamy, mentally foggy, easily confused and staring frequently.” It’s not far fetched to suggest then that a pill may be needed if you’re hyper and a pill may be needed if you’re not. With the climbing number of ADHD cases nationwide, renewed interest in getting SCT legitimized should give every parent pause. “I have a very active son who

many of my friends feel I should medicate,” says Amanda Ringley (name changed) of Nashville. “But I have a healthy skepticism for what’s going on here. Many of my friends medicate themselves or their kids for this or that, so now it’s like the thing to do. But I’ve seen my friends become different on medication and I don’t want to do that to my boy. I prefer to say that my son is a normal, rambunctious kid and that there’s no pill that can ‘cure’ that!” Meanwhile, diagnosing more kids and adults with ADHD or any other psychiatric disorder is a hugely profitable business for pharmaceutical companies, who, as an Eli Lilly spokeswoman said in the Times’ article, aims “to help satisfy unmet medical needs around the world.” As a society, should we really be looking for another reason to medicate children? And to what end? “Not everyone has an IQ of 160,” says Perkins. “We each do have a unique spark that makes us who we are. Is it not OK to perfect the things in life we are good at (music, art, singing, debate, etc.) and spend a little less time trying to be Einstein?” Susan Day is editor in chief of this publication and mom to four kids.

• The disorder is the second most frequent long-term diagnosis made in children, narrowly trailing asthma • As a psychiatric condition, ADHD has no definitive test, and its symptoms are open to interpretation by patients, parents and doctors • Boys are more likely to be diagnosed: 13 percent, compared to 5 percent of girls • Approximately two-thirds of children diagnosed with ADHD take daily medications such as Adderall or Concerta, making them the most prescribed drugs in America • The Food and Drug Administration has cited every major ADHD drug — stimulants like Adderall, Concerta, Focalin and Vyvanse, and non-stimulants like Intuniv and Strattera — for false and misleading advertising since 2000, many multiple times over • Profits for the ADHD drug industry have soared. Sales of stimulant medication in 2012 were nearly $9 billion, more than five times the $1.7 billion a decade before, according to the data company IMS Health • Despite the word “hyperactivity” in the term ADHD, about 2 million children on medication are not hyperactive, merely inattentive • Many psychologists express concern that ADHD encompasses too many children with common youthful behavior


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LET’S HAVE FUN! Walks along the beach are different in Puerto Rico. Vendors stroll, selling freshly picked coconuts; they chop the top off right in front of you and stick a straw inside! You’ll see lots of coconuts in the trees and sand. After your walk, get touristy and take in a bit of the history surrounding you. The historic city of Old San Juan boasts impressive spanish colonial architecture, rich culture, and even modern art. Start off with the City Tour you scheduled right at the resort so you can take in the hustle and bustle of the city. Your tour stops at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (mapr.org) for paintings old and new and

Drawings on a cell wall at the fort.

outdoor trails lined with sculptures. Next, explore the grounds of the Castillo San Felipe del Morro (nps.gov/saju/). This national historic

yards away from a little beach area crowded with families. It was an amazing sight to see. Next, relax by the resort pool, which includes a large knee-

site offers tunnels for exploring and sentry posts for gazing. See what life was like living in the fort, whether as a soldier or prisoner. Spots all around the fort offer breathtaking views of land and sea. You’ll be given free time to shop on your tour, so take in the many unique boutiques Old San Juan offers. When you return to the resort, take a walk down Ashford Ave. to the bridge. The view over the lagoon is beautiful, and walking over the bridge, we spotted several manatees swimming nearby — just

deep area and water slides, too. Rest in sun or shade or visit the swim up bar! Plenty of family- and kid-friendly activities take place daily, and of course, Mom and Dad, don’t forget to try your luck in the casino!

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Children’s Chorus Auditions

Sign up for Sports! Goodlettsville Parks and Rec hosts a summer rec T-ball league for boys and girls ages 4 - 5. The league’s goal is learning fundamentals on the sport with a focus on just having fun. The league takes place June 10 - July 26, and registration takes place May 5 - 18. Cost is $25 for Goodlettsville residents, $50 non-residents; it includes a jersey, hat, trophy and six games. Games take place at Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive in Goodlettsville. Aside from T-ball, the parks department also offers tennis for ages 10 and younger, a summer soccer camp and a recreational swim team. To learn more or register, call 851-2255 or visit goodlettsvilleparks.com. Coaches are needed, too.

For Kids’ Health Saturday, May 17 is devoted to the well-being of children during the Kids’ Health & Safety Fair at the Streets of Indian Lake in Hendersonville from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Several booths will feature health and safety products and services. There’ll also be exhibits, demonstrations, kids’ games, live entertainment and a magic show (at 10:30 a.m.). Admission is free. Call 838-8238 or visit streetsofindianlake.com.

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Sign up your kids for T-ball with Goodlettsville Parks and Rec this month.

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Music-loving children who enjoy singing can audition this month for the Blair School of Music’s Children’s Chorus program. The program consists of several opportunities: Concert Choir (girls, Grades 8 - 12), Young Men’s Chorus (boys with changed or changing voices), Blair Choristers (girls, Grades 5 and higher), Nashville Boychoir (Grades 3 and higher), Young Singers of Blair (girls, Grades 3 and higher) and Preparatory Chorus (boys and girls, Grades 1 - 3). Auditions take place Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Monday, May 19 from 5 - 7 p.m. Prospective students should be prepared to sing a familiar song like “Happy Birthday” and may be asked to sight read a simple melody or rhythmic exercise. Auditions take place in Room 1109-C at the school, located at 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. Learn more at blair.vanderbilt.edu; click on “Pre-college and Adults.”

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BIG PAYBACK. This 24-hour online giving initiative of The Community Foundation serves the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. From 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6 until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, you can make a donation at thebigpayback.org ... If you have a family member in need of help to overcome drug or alcohol addiction, there’s a new intensive outpatient treatment facility here in your area. CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS recently opened a new location at 1531 Hunt Club Blvd., Ste. 300, in Gallatin. Learn more at 569-1186 or cumberlandheights.org ... ALIVE HOSPICE offers help for grieving kids ages 6 - 14 through a summer camp next month. Camp Evergreen is June 19 - 21 in White Bluff serving kids in Sumner County. Call 963-4732 to register. There is a $30 fee, but need-based scholarships are available. Space is limited. Learn more about Alive Hospice at alivehospice.org.

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Free Bowling for Youngsters Kids 15 and younger can enjoy complimentary recreation now through the end of summer via Kids Bowl Free. This annual summer program allows kids to bowl two free games every day between the designated dates (end dates vary by bowling alley). Participating lanes are Hendersonville Strike & Spare and both Gallatin and Hendersonville Holder Family Fun Centers. Strike up extra fun with your kids with the $24.95 family package that allows up to four adults to also bowl two games per day. To register or learn more, call 888-3422594 or visit kidsbowlfree.com.

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Kids can hit the lanes every day this summer at participating alleys during the Kids Bowl Free program.

Splish Splash! Gear up for wet and wild fun when Nashville Shores reopens for its 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. More than 1 million gallons of water await in attractions like the huge wave pool, lazy river, water slides and the Kowabunga Beach water tree house and sprayground, designed especially for wee ones. The park is open weekends May 10 - 11 and 17 - 18, daily May 23 - Aug. 10, then weekends only Aug. 16 - Sept. 7. The park opens at 10 a.m.; closing times vary by day. Admission is $34.99 for those 52 inches and taller, $27.99 for those 51 inches and shorter. Season passes are $54.99. Located at 4001 Bell Road in Hermitage, learn more at 889-7050 or nashvilleshores.com.

Learning a foreign language is fun, and it also enhances cognitive development, especially in children. This summer, beginning Saturday, May 31, the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute (TFLI) offers six- and 12-week classes in a variety of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Different class levels range from beginning to conversational to advanced. Six-week classes are $200, 12-week classes are $375. TFLI is located in Metro Center at 220 French Landing Drive, Nashville. Call 7417579 or visit tfli.org.

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A local family enjoys a splash in the giant wave pool at Nashville Shores.

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A new community playground donated by MIRACLE RECREATION is now open at White House Municipal Park (420 State Hwy. 76). The inclusive play area is in honor of local brothers Conner and Cayden Long, who were named the Sports Illustrated 2012 “Sports Kids of the Year” ... FITNESS FRIDAYS return to Cheekwood this month. You can opt for Yoga in the Gardens at 7:30 a.m., Garden Circuit Blast at 8:30 a.m., Tai Chi in the Japanese Garden at 9:30 a.m. and Stroller Strides at 9:30 a.m. Classes are free with gate admission ($14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17). Call 3568000 or visit cheekwood.org.

There’s a lot more to see and do at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum now that its 210,000-square-foot expansion is complete. More than doubling the museum’s size, there’s now 10,000 more square feet of exhibit space featuring artifacts from today’s hottest artists, an 800-seat theater, an interactive family gallery that includes a recording booth and the Taylor Swift Education Center that features classrooms and a learning lab with built-in technology that allows the museum to expand its school and family programs. The museum is located at 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. Learn more at 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

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Local girls don their festive hats and attire at the Iroquois Steeplechase.

New at the Steeplechase One of Middle Tennessee’s most festive social events of the year takes place on Saturday, May 10 with the 73rd Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase, and this year it happens with a couple of new attractions. “Alumni Row” is a new area in the tailgating section. Those showing their school spirit can compete for the “Best Alumni Tailgate,” and the winner receives a free tailgating package for 2015 (a $600 value that includes armbands for 10 people). Also, you can shop steeplechase style this year at Vendor Village where you can pick up anything from boots and shirts to hats and accessories. You’ll also want to visit the Family Area that offers free games and activities for kids ages 12 and younger from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Each year, this benefit for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt selects a child ambassador who has gone through treatment there. This year’s ambassador is Michael Stanley, a fifth grader at Saint Ann School. When Stanley was 4 years old, he was diagnosed with pelvic embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common Michael Stanley childhood soft-tissue sarcoma. He went through 13 hours of surgery to remove the cancer, 48 weeks of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation and more than 100 days at the hospital. Today, he’s a spirited 13-year-old who loves playing with his twin sister, Caroline, and younger brother, William. He enjoys bike riding, art and researching on his iPad. The steeplechase takes place at Percy Warner Park’s stable area on Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville. Gates open at 8 a.m., and the first of seven races starts at 1 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 adults, free ages 12 and younger. Call 591-2991 or visit iroquoissteeplechase.org.

Vanderbilt University, United Health Foundation and Yale University have joined forces to launch a new prenatal care model in town. Expect With Me offers prenatal care in a group setting with the goal of providing valuable social and emotional support to expectant mothers in addition to standard prenatal care and education. The program features 10 two-hour care sessions during the second and third trimesters. Each session includes a physical assessment, an evaluation of the mother’s and baby’s vitals and a group education, skillsbuilding and discussion session. Expect With Me includes a secure Web portal with social networking features so the women in the group can stay connected between care sessions and have access to a strong support network. The pilot study seeks 400 pregnant women in the Nashville area. It is aimed at those in their first trimester, but participants may enroll up to 24 weeks into their pregnancy. Participating facilities are Vanderbilt Center for Women and NorthCrest Health Center. To learn more or to enroll, visit expectwithme.org.


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Andante Day Spa 800 Kirkwood Ave. Nashville • 269 4555 andantedayspa.com Enjoy The Day is Yours! for $350, which includes a sauna treatment, facial, pedicure, manicure, body polish, massage, light meal and spa gift. Bishop’s Salon and Day Spa 135 Belle Forest Circle Nashville • 646-2722 bishopssalon.com A variety of facials and mani/pedis are available a la carte ranging from $20 - $100. Escape Day Spa & Salon 6000 Hwy. 100, Nashville 352-3545 escapespaces.com Mom can enjoy the Chardonnay Wine Therapy Package for $170 that starts off with a glass of wine and an antioxidant bubble soak with grape seed extract, aloe vera and pomegranate. Then enjoy a scrub massage that features ground sugar and walnut shells to smooth out rough skin followed by an entire body massage with a buttery moisturizing cream.

Essense Day Spa 1511 Jefferson St. Nashville • 321-2525 essensedayspa.com Mom can enjoy the All Day Essense for $365. The package includes a manicure, pedicure, 60-minute facial, 60-minute full body massage, Essense Glow full-body exfoliation, hydrotherapy soak and lunch.

Salon J Spa at AmSouth Center 315 Deaderick St. Nashville 242-2343 • salonj.com Mom will enjoy the Spring Serenity package for $150 that includes a one hour European facial, one hour Swedish massage and one hour aromatherapy spa pedicure.

Haute Salon and Spa 1903 21st Ave. S. Nashville • 915-1227 salonnashvilletn.com The New Mom package (also known as the signature package) is a popular choice here. It includes a 90-minute massage, a firming and toning facial, manicure and pedicure for $230.

TIBA NU 2001 Glen Echo Road Nashville 269-5121 • tibaspa.com The TIBA NU LUX Hamman body hydrotherapy treatment is a 100-minute head-to-toe experience beginning with the scalp, hair and face followed by a triple body exfoliation.

Kiva Salon and Spa 5115 Harding Pike, Nashville • 352-4464 kivasalonandspa.com Treat Mom to the Kiva Spirit Renewal package for $328. Six hours of pampering includes a private herbal steam shower, complete body massage, European facial, manicure, pedicure, haircut (with shampoo, conditioner and styling), makeup application, gourmet lunch and a gift bag full of personal care product samples.

Urban Oasis Day Spa 3202 Belmont Blvd., Ste. E Nashville • 378-7226 urbanoasisnashville.com The two-hour Hot Mama package includes a onehour massage (or prenatal massage for expectant moms) and a facial for $160.

Rutherford County Calla Lily Day Spa & Salon 2705 Old Fort Pkwy. Ste. I, Murfreesboro 900-3156 callalilydayspa.com The Ultimate Bouquet Spa Package ($210) will have Mom revelling in a soothing massage followed by a customized signature facial, gentle hand and foot treatment as well as a catered lunch — it’s three hours long. Nurture Nook Day Spa 624 N. Walnut St. Murfreesboro • 896-7110 nurturenook.com The Indulgence package includes a rose mud body wrap, 60-minute massage, custom elite facial, spa foot therapy treatment, spa lunch and take home care kit — it’s approximately four-and-a-half hours long and costs $365. Rain Tree Salon and Day Spa 1602 W. Northfield Blvd. Murfreesboro • 867-3000 theraintreesalon.com The Escape package includes the ultimate salt body polish, a relaxing hydrotherapy body soak, one-hour Swedish massage, customized signature facial, signature pedicure, spa manicure, application of Glo Mineral makeup and a spa lunch — lasting about six-anda-half to seven hours for $340.


U-Medi Spa at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic 1272 Garrison Drive Murfreesboro • 867-8225 umedispa.com Offers facials, massages, waxes, Botox and Juvéderm injections, and now offering CoolSculpting. Treatments are medically supervised, state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation procedures and spa services.

Sumner County Bodyworks Emporium 209 Shivel Drive Hendersonville 264-1111 • bodyworksemporiumdayspa.abmp.com The $100 Mother’s Day special includes a one-hour massage, manicure and pedicure. Ms. Sue’s Med Spa 180 N. Belvedere Drive Ste. 20, Gallatin • 452-6677 mssuesmedspa.com Let Mom enjoy the four-hour Escape package for $200 that includes a rejuvenating body scrub, Swedish massage and European facial (an optional lunch is available for $15).

Williamson County A Moment’s Peace Spa 9050 Carothers Pkwy., Ste. 108, Franklin • 224-0770 amomentspeace.com Enjoy the Queen for a Day package ($375) that includes a body wrap and customized facial, a gourmet lunch before a relaxing therapeutic massage. Conclude it all with a deluxe manicure and pedicure — approximately four-and-ahalf hours.

Brentwood Salon and Day Spa 231 Wilson Pike Circle Brentwood • 507-1772 brentwooddayspa.com Relax with the Spa Indulgence Package ($325) which includes a LaStone massage, champagne facial, signature rejuvenating pedicure and manicure. La Bella e Famosa Spa 3326 Aspen Grove Drive, Ste. 275, Franklin • 778-7668 labellafamosaspa.com The La Bella e Famosa Queen for a Day ($399) allows you to enjoy a choice of an 80-minute hot stone or aromatherapy massage, complete skin analysis, Labella’s elite signature facial, full makeup application and $200 toward any of their exclusive Alleia skin products. Skin and Beyond Day Spa 1226 Lakeview Drive, Ste. A Franklin • 794-5282 skinandbeyonddayspa.com Offers The Royal Day of Beauty ($450) that includes the Le Grand Classique Facial, M’lis body contour wrap, reflexology foot massage, one teeth whitening session, full body oil candle body treatment and lunch — lasts about five hours. Studio Nushin 401-A Cool Springs Blvd. Ste. 110, Franklin 771-6575 studionooshin.com Choose from a variety of massages that range from $75 - $110. Also offers skin care treatments, salon services and more. The Woodhouse Day Spa 1175 Meridian Blvd., #100 Franklin • 764-0004 franklin.woodhousespas.com Celebrate Mom with the My Amazing Mom package. This two-hour-and-10-minute spa treatment includes a signature Minkyti facial and organic sugar scrub pedicure. Call for price.

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very now and then it’s OK to get a little something for yourself. Those little moments of enjoying the purchase of a new item for you are sometimes hard to come by. So, take pleasure in the moment and shop for yourself. You’ll find enjoyment in things like the following:

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These all-natural sticks are solid perfumes with only three simple ingredients and are not overpowering.

Colonial Candles Colonial Cocktails colonialcandle.com | $16

These eight-ounce jar candles fill your home with a wonderful smell — they’ve even got a drink recipe on the back!

Archipelago Botanicals Black Honey Sugar Scrub shoparchipelago.com | $19.00

Enjoy a gentle exfoliating scrub that’s blended with premium ingredients to cleanse your skin.

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coach.com | $398 Bags can cost an arm and a leg but they don’t have to. Now that you know what’s hot right now — find one at TJ Maxx or online for less!

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You’ll love looking at this Cobble-Hill legacy wallet as many times as you pull it out during the day! Or, if the price is too steep, know that you can find colorful wallets everywhere these days!

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hat better way to enjoy motherhood than spending a special day with just you and your little one? And what better place to have fun than the Nashville Zoo? The Nashville Zoo is home to all sorts of animals, including amphibians, arthropods, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. It’s fun strolling through the property to see different habitats. You’ll love seeing baby Bahati, the new infant giraffe along with the majestic elephants nearby. You won’t want to miss the newest exhibit — Kangaroo Kickabout — where you can actually walk down a path in the 4,500-squarefoot naturalistic Australian habitat where red kangaroos hop about freely. Take a spin on the carousel before heading into the lovely Lorikeet Landing where playful rainbow lorikeets will land on you and get friendly. For a minimal fee, you can feed them nectar! You certainly don’t want to miss the Dino Trek exhibit that’s here through Sunday, July 6 (an additional $4) that features 15 robotic prehistoric beasts. The Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Road. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $15 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12. A household membership good for two adults and kids is $120. Learn more at 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

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o one’s suggesting that Mom suddenly has to run wild around town, but hey, you’ve gotta have friends and you’ve gotta hang out sometimes! If Mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy. So make time for your gal pals whether that means coffee in the morning at Starbucks, walking together after the kids are squared away or planning a fun night on the town. Here are some great ideas: 1) The Nashville Pedal Tavern • nashvillepedaltavern.com: A maximum of 16 can ride a pedal tavern together for approximately $25 a person. There’s a Broadway route, a Midtown route and a brewery tour is coming soon. You must have reservations and you bring the beverages and snacks you want. 2) Take a NashTrash Tour • nashtrash.com: The adult-only tours are perfect for a fun group of gal pals. The 90-minute tours are $35 each via the online reservation system. 3) Painting & Wine • paintingwithatwist.com: This fun painting studio in Murfreesboro lets you paint and bring your own wine — turn it into a party for your gal pals • dabblestudio.com: The Wine and Easel merged with Dabble — bring your own wine and snacks, use their painting supplies.

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ll work and all-things-kids can make Mom and Dad unpleasant play fellows if you’re not careful! Couples with long-lasting successful marriages cite friendship, trust, forgiveness and romance as the keys to their marriages. That means date nights! The good news is, date night doesn’t have to be expensive to be fun. The most important part is spending time with your mate — and it should be at least ONCE a month! Here are great, inexpensive ideas for date night: 1) Go see a Sounds game together • nashvillesounds.com 2) Hear beautiful music together! • Fontanel Mansion has Alison Krauss & Union Station Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.; fontanelmansion. com • Arrington Vineyards for Music in the Vine on Friday or Saturday nights from 5 - 9 p.m.; arringtonvineyards.com • Music City Roots takes place Wednesday nights at the Loveless Barn (moves to Jamison Hall in July, 2014); musiccityroots.com 3) Take a hike or go on a drive 4) Go to the Drive-In 5) Play a game of Rummy or Backgammon together once the kids are asleep (no video games!)

KID TIME: WIN TICKETS! We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Nashville Zoo so you can spend a day with your child! Go to nashvilleparent.com and click on the “Contests” tab to enter. Register by Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11.

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what kind of mom are you? You don’t really know what kind of a mother you’ll be when you first have a baby, but psychologists say it has a lot to do with how YOU were mothered.

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harlene R. is no wimp when it comes to her kids. The Murfreesboro mom of three says she’s in charge and her kids know it. “Someone has to uphold the authority at home,” Charlene says, “And that falls to me. I don’t have any problems with that, I’m definitely a take-charge, no fuss person.” In Stephan (please turn the page)

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time for you B. Poulter’s book, The Mother Factor: How Your Mother’s Emotional Legacy Impacts Your Life, Charlene might fall into Poulter’s perfectionist mother type, although not entirely. While Charlene is a mom in charge, she also feels her kids should be given enough rope to take risks for themselves which is a trait of the “complete” mother. Yet not one mother can possibly be pinned down, labeled, boxed up and filed. Most of us will never understand the complex legacy imparted to us by our own mothers even with the myriad articles, essays and best sellers we read aimed at helping us to figure it all out. Currently, the idea of the “tiger mom” or the “helicopter parent” has entered our mothering psyche to confuse us: Should we or should we not permit sleepovers, participation in school plays and nights off from studies? Charlene’s authoritative approach is a good idea, social psychologists say, since parental authority can provide motivation to kids, perhaps paving the way for their success. Yet the happiest, most successful chil-

dren appear to be those who are capable of doing for themselves rather than relying on Mom or Dad to do things for them. If a mother’s main task in raising her children is helping them to develop autonomy and confidence, clearly children need to learn to take risks, and even to fail. For those who can’t stand to see their children unhappy, this could be a bitter pill. Madeline Levine, author of Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success, says a loving mother is warm, willing to set limits and unwilling to cross the child’s psychological boundaries by calling up shame or guilt. Your job, Levine says, is to control your anxieties so they don’t get in the way of your child’s healthy development — for many, easier said than done. But one of the best things you can do, no matter what type of mother you are, is to show your kids a life worth striving for. J

5 Mother Types from The Mother Factor 1) The Perfectionist Mother

2) The Unpredictable Mother

Typically, a controlling, fearful and anxious woman for whom appearance is everything. Her children tend to be hypercritical of themselves, feeling inadequate and emotionally empty. The children of a perfectionist mother have a strong sense of commitment in relationships, and are responsible and reliable in everything they do. They value hard work and persistence as core character qualities. The emotional legacy of a child with a perfectionist mother is that he always feels the opinions of others are far more important than his own. He often has a heightened sense that the world is watching and judging.

Anxious, angry and emotional, the unpredictable mother is overwhelmed by feelings and her parenting style is based purely on mood. This mother can create problems, issues and crises in her own mind, through emotions and relationships, passing them on to the children. The children of an unpredictable mother have excellent people skills and the ability to be empathic. They can offer emotional support to colleagues as well as friends and family. The emotional legacy of a child from an unpredictable mother is that he’ll grow up with an ingrained need to take care of people and their emotional issues. They can be overwhelmed by emotions such as anger, anxiety and depression. These children learn early on how to read people and situations, in order to manage them.

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3) The Best Friend Mother

4) The Me-First Mother

This mother enjoys treating her children as equals in order to avoid the responsibility of setting boundaries. She believes her life will be over if she embraces motherhood so she avoids that role. Instead, both child and parent assume the role of emotional confidante and partner, leaving the child effectively motherless. In this situation, the mother relies on the child to meet her emotional needs. Children of a best friend mother understand the importance of boundaries between parents, children, colleagues and families. Because they have a sense of motherlessness, they are often aware that they should take the lead and assume the responsible role as an adult. Emotionally, they may feel neglected with a fear of rejection. They can be resentful in relationships.

One of the most prevalent mothering styles, me-firsts are unable to view their children as separate individuals and tend to be self-absorbed and insecure. Their offspring will learn from an early age that their role is to make their mother shine. Children of a me-first mother are extremely good at supporting others and are intuitive and insightful with people in all types of relationships. They’re loyal and supportive and able to appreciate other people’s needs and solve problems. Emotionally, they may doubt their decision-making abilities, finding it difficult to trust their own feelings on any matter because their mother’s opinion is more important and powerful than their own.

5) The Complete Mother The complete mother combines the best elements of the other four styles. Emotionally balanced, she can see her children as individuals and help them achieve their own independence. She isn’t necessarily perfect herself, but whatever her emotional circumstances, she’s committed to motherhood — regardless of other responsibilities outside the home. Children of a complete mother feel loved, understood and can take risks, embrace change and initiate relationships without fear of rejection. Emotionally, as they grow they will have the ability and insight to appreciate that other people, colleagues and family members have their own perspectives. They will be able to navigate the challenges of becoming independent and won’t feel emotionally enmeshed with their mother.


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PHOTO OP Take a 1-year-old photo with a birthday feel of Baby BEFORE the big day. Enlarge it and display it at the party. TIMING IS EVERYTHING Plan for a brief hour-and-a-half event — and NOT during nap time! Remember, it’s about the baby, not the guests, so when it’s over, it’s over! DON’T OVER DECORATE Just use balloons!

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HOLD IT OUTSIDE, IF POSSIBLE Makes for good picture taking and older children can run around outside. ENLIST A SITTER You will want to have your hands free for your baby’s day and managing this or that. Have a friend over to watch your other children for you or to help you with the running of the party since your baby will need you!

BABIES LOVE BUBBLES They’re always a pleaser, so go for it. BREAK OUT THE PLAY MAT It will really be a party if you let your baby play to his heart’s content — make an area for him and his little guests. GUEST LIST Invite your friends who have babies that are your baby’s age. Keep the number down to a reasonable head count so it’s not too overwhelming.

KEEP REFRESHMENTS SIMPLE You don’t have to serve Cheerios all around, but don’t go crazy with appetizers and fancy items. Keep things easy with cut up fruit, cheese, crackers and beverages. CREATE A KEEPSAKE Make a card for all the guests to sign at the birthday party. Paint the bottom of Baby’s feet and press them onto your homemade card. Allow to dry!

TAKE PICTURES These days will be over before long — have plenty of memories by taking pictures, making prints and keeping them organized from the get-go in a box labeled with your child’s name and year. Before long you’ll have 18 boxes! WORRIED ABOUT BABY EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR? Bake cupcakes and give her one to smash instead of offering her an entire cake!


Gifting Ideas Shopping for a 1-year-old doesn’t have to be a head-scratcher. Keep it simple. Playthings that stimulate Baby’s brain and motor skills are great. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy Melissa & Doug | melissaanddoug.com | $57.99 This sturdy push toy features three wooden gators that take turns chomping with every step your baby takes — wonderful for encouraging budding walkers.

Early Melodies Pound and Tap Bench Hape | hapetoys.com | $29.99 Baby can have fun pounding away on the colorful balls with a mallet until they drop below to roll across the xylophone delighting your wee one with a musical treat.

Emily’s Day Soft Book Lamaze | tomy.com/lamaze | $14.99 Children can begin to understand the process of reading at a very young age, and reading to Baby is a great bonding experience. With this fun book, your little one will begin learning concepts of shape, color and size. Octivity Time Lamaze | tomy.com/lamaze | $22.99 Large, friendly eyes invite Baby to play with this adorable little octopus with eight “tentacles” that encourage squeezing and pulling. Baby will love sensing different textures and sounds. Rockin’ Tunes Giraffe Fisher-Price | fisher-price.com | $40 This festive rocking toy responds to Baby when he moves back and forth with music, phrases and lights that dance up and down the giraffe’s mane.

Wooden Stacking & Nesting Rainbow Bowls Grimm’s | amazon.com | $35.95 Baby can get bowled over with these brightly colored wooden stacking bowls made in Germany. Baby will get a kick out of fitting one bowl into another, and this toy is great for stimulating hand-eye coordination and motor skills.

BUY LOCAL When buying for Baby’s birthday, support your local specialty shops! They have lots of goodies to please your little one. BRILLIANT SKY TOYS & BOOKS 1705 Mallory Lane Brentwood • 309-0557 — and — 2002 Richard Jones Road Nashville • 800-7754 brilliantskytoys.com HOBBY TOWN USA 536 N. Thompson Lane, Ste. J Murfreesboro • 890-6777 — and — 300 Pleasant Grove Road, Ste. 340 Mt. Juliet • 754-6229 hobbytown.com LEARNING EXPRESS TOYS 420 CoolSprings Blvd., Franklin 771-3434 learningexpress.com/store/franklin MAIN STREET TOY SHOPPE 412 Main St., Franklin 790-4869 PHILLIPS TOY MART 5207 Harding Pike, Nashville 352-5363 phillipstoymart.com SMYRNA TOY AND HOBBY CENTER 133 Weakley Lane, Smyrna 459-4050 smyrnatoyandhobby.com THE LEARNING CIRCLE 2992-A S. Church St., Murfreesboro 904-1082 thelearningcircleonline.com

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1. RAINBOWS A rainbow-themed party works well and it’s easy to implement. Make decorations out of different colored streamers, have a rainbow cake, make a rainbow platter of fruit (strawberries, oranges, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries), play “Twister,” make a rainbow craft.

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Iron Man, superhero parties are a hit. Tell guests to come in costume. Do a make-your-own superhero mask, use toothpicks to decorate food with print outs like “Wham!” “Pow!” and “Boom!” Have the superheroes play Tug of War, make a superhero obstacle course, etc.

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not turn them loose onto some blank paper or a canvas with paints, crayons and other tools? They can each create their own masterpiece, or work together on a group project for the birthday child.

4. LEGOS Another easy theme when it comes to decorating — just aim for primary colors and you’re good. Set yourself up with a massive pile of Legos for the kids to dive into, and you’ll have party activities all wrapped up as well.

6 Fun Party Outings Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari 452 E. Christmas Blvd. Santa Claus, IN 47579 877-463-2645 holidayworld.com The park opens this month on Saturday, May 3, and lots of summer birthday kids will love a birthday outing with friends. Check out all that’s happening at the website. New this year: A swinging boat ride called the Mayflower. Marionette Puppet Shows Main Downtown Library 615 Church St., Nashville 862-5800 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org/ wishingchair Wishing Chair Productions has been presenting marionette show since 1938 through the collection of Tom Tichenor. The Frog Prince is currently being offered at the library Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. through May 10. After May 10, keep up with the website to learn about upcoming performances. Nashville Shores Birthdays 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage 889-7050 • nashvilleshores.com The park opens this month on Saturday, May 10! The 2014 Splash Bash Party Package includes a private picnic area for four hours, 12 admission

tickets, 1 free chaperone ticket, 3 pizzas, drinks, paper goods and a quarter sheet cake. The price is $399; add another guest for $22.99. There’s also a Tree Top Adventure Birthday Package for ages 7 and older for ziplining fun. For $425 you get admission for 12, 1 chaperone ticket, a private guide, bottled water for all, two pizzas and a quarter sheet cake. Pfunky Griddle 2800 Bransford Ave., Nashville 298-2088 • thepfunkygriddle.com Customize a party for 15 or more — everybody makes their own pancakes! Pratts Orchard 4944 Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon 444-7742 • prattsorchard.com Strawberry picking season starts Thursday, May 1. Consider making a day of it by taking a bunch of kids strawberry picking. Call ahead for availability. Stardust Drive-In 310 Purple Tiger Drive, Watertown stardustdrivein.com It takes about 45 minutes from downtown Nashville to get there, but make it an event for your child’s next birthday party. Adults $7.50, kids 6 - 11 $5, free ages 5 and younger. Concession stand offers pizza, burgers and more. (please turn the page)

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Local Moms’ Great Themes Glam movie premier. My mom and I had a movie award party for my daughter’s 14th birthday. We had a red carpet for the kids to walk down; family members were fans and paparazzi. We had the table decorated with white table cloths and flower centerpieces. We made a stage area. On the invitations we asked her friends to dress for the award show and have a speech prepared. We had categories for funniest actor, best actress, most glamorous, etc. Each kid got a trophy. It turned out great and all her friends loved it.

— Angela Woodard

Disco dance club. When my daughter turned 6, I turned my garage into a disco dance club. The kids and parents both had so much fun! — Michelle Gordon

Mad scientist. Mad scientist for my son’s fifth birthday. Had so much fun with decorations and favors — lab specimen bags, beakers, petri dishes, test tubes, caution tape, etc. Hired Mr. Rich from Super Science TN. Very affordable on a tight budget. Highly recommend. Unlimited guests — we had 25 kids, no mess, very interactive. Adults had almost as much fun as the kids! Definitely one to remember! — Christy Pennell Veal

Milk and cookies. Super easy menu planning and can spend tons more time and energy on adorable decorations! — Valerie Catignani Ogle

Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras/New Orleans theme for my daughters eighth birthday. The kids loved it. The piñata with beads was a huge hit. — Tabitha Curtis Williams

Giddy up cowboy. For third birthday. Used appliance boxes to create a western town, sprayed water guns in a shoot-out and made cowboy bandana vests like Woody with sheriff pins and cowboy hats. Each kid also got a homemade hobby horse. — Rebecca Stewart

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discover local bakeries’ most-requested flavors DAVIDSON The Cupcake Collection 1213 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville • 244-2900 thecupcakecollection.com Chocolate and strawberry. Dixie Belle’s Cupcakes Free delivery with an order of two dozen or more dixiebellescupcakes.com Chocolate and strawberries & cream. Gigi’s Cupcakes 1816 Broadway Nashville • 342-0140 gigiscupcakesusa.com White cake with buttercream icing and devil’s food with chocolate chips. The Princess cupcake is popular with girls. Homestyle Bakery 2709 Murfreesboro Road Nashville • 367-2355 homestylebakery.com White with buttercream frosting. Nashville Sweets 803 Woodland St. Nashville • 707-2832 nashvillesweets.com Cookies & cream and vanilla. Nothing Bundt Cakes 21 White Bridge Road Nashville • 354-6300 nothingbundtcakes.com Chocolate-chocolate chip, white chocolate raspberry, lemon and red velvet. The Painted Cupcake Glendale Shopping Center 2014 Glen Echo Road Nashville • 279-8055 thepaintedcupcake.com Chocolate and vanilla. Sweet ‘N Sassy 1558 N. Gallatin Road Madison • 865-1450 snsbakery.com White with buttercream frosting. RUTHERFORD Dream Cakes 653-8080 dreamcakesetc.com Fresh strawberries mixed into the batter for a delightfully pink cake. Jo’s Custom Cakes & Catering 117 Spring Circle Smyrna • 459-9305 joscakesandcatering.com White chocolate cake or triple chocolate.

Lil Cakes 900 Grammer Lane, Ste. 230 Smyrna • 267-0312 lilcakesofsmyrna.com Wedding cake or chocolate ganache. Julia’s HomeStyle Bakery 1911 Medical Center Pkwy. Murfreesboro • 890-2253 borobakery.com White on white cake. Viv’s Jazzy Cakes Murfreesboro • 907-2710 vivsjazzycupcakes.com The freshly cut strawberry cake mix is the favorite. SUMNER Classy Cakes & More 128 N. Water Ave. Gallatin • 533-2396 Vanilla with buttercream frosting. Dawson’s Sweet Cakes 109 Old Shackle Island Road Hendersonville • 822-5459 hendersonvilleweddingcakes.com White with buttercream frosting. Faboo Cakes 287 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 431-0239 faboocakes.com Vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. WILLIAMSON The Flour Shop Bakery 5002 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood 371-0210 Red velvet cake is popular, chocolate and vanilla. IveyCake 782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood 942-6259 100 Fourth Ave. N., Franklin 595-4353 iveycake.com “I Do” cupcake: vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream icing, edible pearls and glitter; “Break Up”: Red velvet cake with cream cheese icing.

Nothing Bundt Cakes 535 Cools Springs Blvd., Ste. 110 Franklin • 472-1653 nothingbundtcakes.com White chocolate with raspberry, lemon, red velvet and chocolatechocolate chip. Puffy Muffin 229 Franklin Road Brentwood • 373-2741 330 Mayfield Drive Franklin • 309-0703 puffymuffin.com Muffins: blueberry. Cupcakes: funfetti. Sugar Rush Thompson’s Station 931-374-5094 sugarrushgourmetcatering.com Chocolate, vanilla and specialty fondants.

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The 2014 Party Pages Arcades, Fun Centers Glow Galaxy

121 Seaboard Lane, Franklin glowgalaxy.com

615-370-4FUN (4386)

The original glow-in-the-dark party place. Glow Galaxy delivers awesome parties in our glow-in-the-dark play area, featuring the famous Glow Galaxy Party Pros, glow-in-the-dark inflatables, glow miniature golf, interactive lighted dance/game floor, along with soccer, football, basketball and air hockey games.

Goofballs Family Fun Center

1113 Murfreesboro Road, #360, Franklin letsgetgoofy.com

615-861-3668

Now open in Franklin. A totally new, totally fun, totally goofy place to play – and party! 12,000 sq. ft. of indoor fun including Laser Frenzy, bumper cars, Route 66 bowling lanes and a state-of-the-art arcade. And we’re parent friendly, providing you with free WiFi and a parents lounge.

Holder Family Fun Centers

683 South Water Street, Gallatin 460 West Main Street, Hendersonville holderfamilyfun.com

615-575-4386 615-590-4386

Birthday celebrations are Funtastic at Holder Family Fun Centers. Choose from birthday party packages that include soft-play, bowling, cosmic bowling, Speedway or go big with the “Total Entertainment Package.” Check the website for more information or call today.

Lucky Ladd Farms

4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville luckyladdfarms.com

615-274-3786

Arts & Crafts Brushfire Pottery Studio

4004 Hillsboro Pike #150, Nashville brushfirepottery.com

615-385-5334

Kids love painting pottery! Several packages range from $12 - $22 per child and include invitations, balloons, commemorative birthday handprint plate, party assistant and a free painting coupon for each guest. All items glazed, fired, gift-wrapped and ready for pick up in one week. Discounts available on pizza.

Athletics, Gymnastics, Movement Dance in Bloom

7982A Coley Davis Road, Bellevue danceinbloom.com

615-662-4819

Want an amazing party for just $175? Treat your birthday child to dance games, tumbling, and more. Have fun and leave the clean up to us!

Gymboree

4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 180-R, Nashville gymboreeclasses.com

615-221-9004

At Lucky Ladd Farms unforgettable parties are always in season! Explore acres of excitement at Tennessee’s largest petting farm with over 70 activities for the entire family. Pony rides, mega slides, playgrounds, wagon rides, splash pad, gem mining and more. Can’t make it to the farm, ask about our Mobile Petting Zoo packages.

Choose your child’s favorite theme and we’ll create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid friendly activities guaranteed to be 100% fun with zero clean up! We specialize in first birthday parties all the way through to fifth birthday parties. Gymboree parties are available to members and non-members.

Strike & Spare Family Fun Center

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90 Volunteer Drive, Ste. 300, Hendersonville strikeandsparebowling.com

615-824-5685

Offering multiple, age-appropriate birthday party packages. Each package includes at least two hours play time, 45 minute pizza party with hostess and paper goods. Our most popular package is the Extreme package which includes all Circus World attractions, one game of bowling and pizza party ($19.75 per child, minimum of 6).

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-371-KIDS (5437) 206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville 615-824-8002 my-gym.com/brentwood • my-gym.com/hendersonville

Celebrate your child’s birthday with captivating, age-appropriate games, organized activities, rides, songs, puppets and more! All parties are designed and supervised by our caring staff, ensuring a fun, safe and enriching experience. Pick a date, send invitations and grab a cake. It will be a blast! continued on page 53..

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Bounce and Play BounceU Nashville

2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville bounceu.com

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615-255-1422

The ultimate party and play experience now featuring Cosmic Glow parties, Party Clicks Pics, open bounces, and summer camps! Fun, private and always clean. Providing superior service and awesome memories. A Specta-U-lar play indoor play area featuring warehouse-sized giant inflatables. Conveniently located on the corner of Armory and Sidco Drives.

BounceU Murfreesboro

1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro bounceu.com

615-893-8FUN (8386)

Bounce U is the largest indoor inflatable playground in Rutherford County. BounceU offers one-of-a-kind birthday parties that are completely private and are assisted by wonderful party pros who help with every party detail. The whole meaning of having a party for your child is to enjoy it with them, and at BounceU we allow you do that. We also offer open bounce sessions and summer camps. Call today for more information.

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center

143 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville hoppityhopinflatableplaycenter.com

615-265-8020

Fun times happen at Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center. The Birthday Party Package includes private party room and jump room just for your guests, pizza and beverages, present for the birthday child, invitations and clean up. We make the party easy for the parents and fun for the kids.

Pump it Up

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

615-373-8340 615-758-5126

Pump it Up, now with two locations, is an indoor inflatable party place filled with enormous inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bouncers and a state-of-the-art climbing wall. All parties are supervised and are completely private. See our ad for open jump times, parent’s night out and summer camp info.

Entertainers, In Your Home FADDs Entertainment, Mobile DJ faddsentertainment.com

615-444-6835

At FADDS Entertainment, we can tailor a package to make your special event one you and your guests will remember for years to come! We have the experience and the equipment to provide the entertainment for all those milestone events including: birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16, graduations, proms, special achievements and more.

Jam with Jami

jamwithjamie.com

917-822-0186

Get ready to rock with a jamming singer/guitarist! All props and instruments provided: shakers, scarves, puppets, parachute, bubbles etc. Sing-a-long and dance to upbeat tunes and have an unforgettable time from start to finish! Ages 0 - 6. This package is available with two entertainers for groups of 20+ children.

Lil Swee-Tea Party lilswee-teaparty.com

615-594-4456

Lil Swee-tea Party is an authentic traveling children’s tea party service. Providing unique and whimsical themed tea parties for little girl birthday parties, Girls Scouts, mom groups or just for fun! Over 10 different themes to choose from. We take care of everything for you.

Magic Steve

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615-420-7502

MagicSteve is Nashville’s favorite birthday party and school magician! Specializing in performing for children 5 - 10 yrs. Over 25 years experience. continued on page 55...

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Moonlit Cinema

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615-473-1327

Specializing in producing outdoor movies for individuals, parks and community organizations. We aim to provide a high-quality outdoor movie experience with the best picture quality and surround sound to your backyard or event with outstanding one-on-one service. Perfect for large or small birthday parties for kids of all ages!

Mr. Bryan Ice Cream mrbryanicecream.com

The 2014 Party Pages

615-513-1466

Nothing makes a party like ice cream! Mr. Bryan brings top-quality, premium Blue Bunny treats to you.

Nashville Kids Parties (formerly Copycats for Kids) copycatsforkids.net

615-405-3315

Party Pals

615-730-8584

Fun characters including clowns, super heroes, princesses, and TV and movie look-a-likes for birthday parties, company picnics, grand openings, corporate events, and church functions. We also have costume rentals, bounce houses, magicians, singing telegrams, and face painters.

Rentals/Inflatables

Party Pals offers all your favorite TV and movie look-alikes, including superheroes. Available for birthday parties, festivals, picnics, church functions and corporate events.

Rolling Video Games, Mobile Video Game Theater rollingvideogamesnashville.com

Boing Boing Inflatables

boingboinginflatables.com

615-669-6249

615-293-1887

We bring the party to you with the best video games! We offer time for kids of all ages in our action-packed game trailer featuring Nintendo Wii, Playstation, and Xbox 360. A fully self-contained, climate-controlled, surround sound experience with rumbling seats for 16 players.

We Inflate the Fun! One-of-a-kind birthday parties and events. We offer obstacle courses, water slides, boxing, games, concessions, snow cones and more. Call to find out how we can make your party or event the BEST yet!

Super Science

grandcentralpartyrental.com

615-868-3747

Fun Jumpers

615-481-3512

supersciencetn.com

Grand Central Party Rental/Bounce House

Nashville’s best party rental source. Inflatable jumps, obstacle courses, water slides, boxing, games, concessions, party planning, tables, chairs, tents and more. Rental includes free delivery and set up in Nashville area.

615-589-1968

Exciting science show with bubbling potions, explosions, chemical reactions and rocket launches! Kids participate in all the experiments. Everyone loves our parties where kids learn amazing science secrets.

Home of the $99 jumpers! Visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/funjumpers.bouncer to see all our jumps.

Museums Discovery Center at Murfree Spring 502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro explorethedc.org/plan-a-party

Jump for Fun

jumpforfun.com

800-281-6792

Jump for Fun has various licensed jumpers, dunk tanks, snow cones, cotton candy, hot dog machines, built-in safety steps. Open 7 days a week. We accept major credit cards. Se hable español.

615-890-2300

Jump Jump Bounce, Murfreesboro

Birthday fun at Discovery Center starts in a private air-conditioned birthday room and continues with exploration of the entire museum. Add a special treat to your party with one of our themed activities. Book online today!

wepartyyouparty.com

1-866-2GO-JUMP

Jump Jump Bounce has been serving Middle Tennessee since 2005. From birthdays to the largest events in the area, you set the date, Jump Jump Bounce will make it GREAT!

Kim’s Pony Rides

615-812-1666

Loving ponies, reasonable rates, dependable service. We’ll bring the ponies to your party or special event. Serving families since 1995.

Leap Into Fun

leapintofun.com

615-975-3375

Let us help you with your next party! We do outdoor movie parties, bounce houses, obstacle courses, wet and dry slides, games and fun foods. Leap into fun with us and make your next party a memorable one!

SpaceWalk Party Rentals Murfreesboro swrentalcenter.com

615-867-3422

Space Walk has been pleased to serve the community since 1959. From inflatables games to rock walls and trash cans to tents, tables and chairs we have what you are looking for to make your party a success. continued on page 54...

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Ms. Sue’s Swimming

7857 S. Lamar Road, Smyrna

The 2014 Party Pages

mssueswimming.com • mssueswimming@hotmail.com

615-459-5124

Our pool is available for pool parties on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from June through August. Visit our website or email us for rental information and availability.

Nashville Shores/Treetop Adventure Park

4001 Bell Road, Hermitage nashvilleshores.com • birthdays@nashvilleshores.com

615-889-7050

Choose your birthday adventure, splash or swing! A Nashville Shores birthday party is sure to be one your child won’t soon forget! Everything you need for a fun day at Nashville’s largest waterpark. Or climb, swing and play with a Treetop Adventure Park Party, the most thrilling and unique party experience in Middle Tennessee. Email us for more information or to book a party today!

Nashville Sounds at Greer Stadium

Sports and Sporting Events The Ascent

831 Park Ave., Ste. A, Murfreesboro climbyourrock.com

615-796-6545

Love to climb things? Book your child’s party at The Ascent, Murfreesboro’s indoor climbing gym! For only $195, 15 people can scale the walls for two hours. Additional participants just $10 more. Call or visit our website for more information.

MPACT Martial Arts & Gymnastics

1647 Mallory Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027 mpactsports.com

615-377-3444

Be whoever you want on your birthday! Hosted by our enthusiastic staff on Saturday afternoons, our convenient indoor, 12,000 sq. ft., air-conditioned facility provides the perfect place for children of all ages. Trampoline, tumble track, obstacle courses, pit, and games create the ultimate experience in a private birthday party. We offer an hour of gymnastics, martial arts, Nerf wars, or open gym, your choice! A half-hour of “party time” for refreshments, cake and presents is also included.

523 Chestnut St., Nashville nashvillesounds.com

Celebrate your special day with a Nashville Sounds Birthday Party! Our birthday packages include hot dogs, drinks, cake, souvenirs as well as a jersey and first pitch for the birthday child. Call to reserve your party today.

Ready, Set, Yoga!

The Yoga Nest, 21 Public Square S - Studio B, Murfreesboro Leslie Hall School of Dance, 1431 Battleground Drive, Murfreesboro readysetyogatn.com 931-516-9642

Choose your party theme – Birthday Parties, Pajama Parties, Yoga Art Party, Downward Doll Party, and GLOGA Yoga Party. Our parties are filled with age-specific playful yoga poses, exercises, songs and games geared towards the birthday child’s age and personal preferences. Please call us for more information!

Wado Karate Center

406 Two Mike Pike, Goodlettsville

*delivery charge may apply*

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615-859-9473

Kick off the birthday celebration with a Karate Birthday Party! A fun-filled 30-minute basic class followed by 30 minutes of games with prizes. Music and entertainment, plus a gift for each child is included! Just $99 (up to 15 participants, must be booked at least two weeks in advance, deposit required). Parties available Saturday afternoons only.

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Camp Laney is a traditional overnight camp for boys ages 8-14. It is located on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Alabama and is 2 1/2 hours from Nashville.

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CAMPS IN RED are overnight/residential camps. CAMPS IN BLUE are local day camps. PROGRAMS IN GREEN are local summer programs and classes. • indicates an expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com.

ACADEMICS Academy Child Development Centers and Preschools 201 Westwood Place, Brentwood 1401 Baffin Lane, Franklin 114 Prospect Ave., Franklin 270 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 151 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville 1404 Gateway Blvd., Murfreesboro 7836 Learning Lane, Nashville 4615 Thompsons Ridge, Thompson’s Station 122 Seaboard Lane, Franklin academychilddevelopment.com

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

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!

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

615-366-1750 615-377-6636

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

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes 217 Jamestown Park Road, #1, Brentwood lindamoodbell.com • nashville.info@lindamoodbell.com

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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. continued on page 61 ...

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Sylvan Learning Centers

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

615-790-8775 615-292-3900 615-860-9111 615-893-3542

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.

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

• 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.

ANIMALS, HORSEBACK RIDING Creekside Riding Academy and Stables 2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin creeksideridingstables.com • kris@creeksideridingstables.com

615-595-7547

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.

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

615-495-7346

Featuring summer riding day camps. Weekly sessions May 19 - July 30. Instruction for beginning to advanced students. Also offering lessons and boarding. Call now to reserve your spot!

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

• 615-419-1089

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

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.

ARTS Act Too Players 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 119, Franklin acttooplayers.com • info@acttooplayers.com

615-294-0667

Each summer, Act Too Players offers a combination of week-long performance camps and our full production summer intensives taught by some the best in the Nashville theatre industry. Every student gets the opportunity to rehearse with the best directors, musical directors, and technical staff. Our goal is to instruct your child on the art of theatre while providing a fun, safe, environment.

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

615-790-6468

Offering 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.

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

615-662-8327

Register now for summer sessions, camps, and intensives on our website. Featuring “Frozen” Summer Dance Camp offered Jun. 16 - 20 and Jul. 7 - 11.

Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville blair.vanderbilt.edu

615-322-7659

Summer offerings include: Nashville Summer Orchestra (May 30 - Jun. 3); private and group instrument study in piano, strings, flute, saxophone, and steel drum (Jun. - Aug.); Kindermusik (newborn to age 5 - Jun. - Jul. classes).

Bolton Music Therapy and Music Together® Serving All of Middle Tennessee boltonmusictherapy.com • info@boltonmusictherapy.com

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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 Together® classes for children ages birth to 5 yrs., with or without disabilities. Come try a class for free. Homeschool music classes and musical birthday party bookings also available.

Bounce U Murfreesboro 1222 Park Ave, Murfreesboro bounceu.com/party-places-for-kids/tennessee/murfreesboro/

615-893-8386

Create & Bounce ART Camps offers 10 exciting different themed weeks with daily art projects. Children bounce and make unique crafts related to the theme. Games, scavenger hunts and tie-die are all part of the week. Ages 3 - 11, weekly and daily rates. Create & Bounce Lego® Tech Camp - Our Lego Tech camp is offered six weeks with new projects to build and program each day. Campers will bounce and play too. Ages 6 - 12. continued on page 62 ...

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Create and Bounce Camp begins Monday, May 26. Now enrolling with exciting weekly themes and daily fun for ages 3 - 12. Kids get to create art and bounce in a spectac-U-lar indoor play arena featuring warehouse-sized giant inflatables including our exclusive 18 ft. Spider Climb with an 18 ft. Mountain Slide, Dodge Ball City and 38 ft. obstacle course.

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 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!

Cooks Rule! Cooking Camp at Second Harvest Culinary Arts Center, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville 615-329-3491 secondharvestmidtn.org/cac • mark.rubin@secondharvestmidtn.com

Cooks Rule! Cooking Camps are a unique opportunity to get hands-on training in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen under the guidance of professional chefs. Campers experience true aspects of life in a commercial kitchen, from safe food handling practices to knife skills and from menu planning to execution and creative presentation.

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

615-662-4819

Check out our summer camps, classes and workshops! “Frozen� camp, “Shake it Up� camp, Ballerina Princesses camps, six-week sessions, and much more. Summer Open House, Sat., Apr. 12 (9:00 a.m. - 12 noon).

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

615-907-1155

Offering ballet, tap, contemporary, pointe, jazz, modern, hip-hop and punk themed classes. Summer intensives begin Jun. 16. Visit our website for registration information.

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

615-776-4202

Voted #1 studio in Williamson County 2012 and top three studio’s the past four years. Offering one week themed performing arts camps June through the first week of August for ages 3 - 4 yrs. and 5 - 10 yrs. For 3 - 4 yrs., we offer half day camps from 9:00 - 12:00 with themes such as Butterfly Ballerina, Little Mermaid, and Angelina Ballerina. For 5 – 10 yrs., camps are from 9:00 – 3:00 with themes such as Broadway Bound, Hip Hop, and Hula Hoops and Dancing Divas with a special performance at the end of each week. Our performing arts camps include dance, music, acting, and vocal training along with arts, crafts, and games. We offer a six week summer dance class program in the afternoons and on Saturday.

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Sculpture, drawing, animation, photography, and so much more. Our week-long, 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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615-777-9314

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.

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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 25 Middleton St., Nashville nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

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.

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

615-794-4254

Summer Studio at O’More takes young people to the next level of art education in digital media, design, and fine art. Take the journey with us. Experience the Summer Studio. Offering an eclectic and inspirational setting that will introduce budding artists to new media and techniques by seasoned professionals. Artists will be guided and instructed by art educators, professors and professional artists as well. After a week of serious art-making, each student will have created an array of high-quality finished art pieces to share with friends and family.

Robin Earl - Voice Lessons 1005 Blythe Court West, Nashville robinearl.com • robin@robinearl.com

615-662-5643

Robin Earl creates a fun and friendly atmosphere for kids and teens to learn about any and all aspects of singing, from breathing and range to performance and recording skills. Students will notice a difference after just one lesson. Robin Earl teaches one-on-one and small group singing lessons. With 20 years of experience, she has taught kids and adults at all levels of ability and experience (from beginner to professional levels).

Uptown Art 103 International Drive, Franklin 112 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville uptownart.com

615-495-4977 615-495-4978

Summer art camps designed for kids ages 5 - 12 at both locations. Young artists can choose from painting, mosaics, jewelry-making, photography, sketching/cartooning and lots more. Morning session is 9 a.m. - 12 noon and afternoon sessions are 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Learn more and register online at our website.

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 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.

Music City Riding Academy Weekly camp sessions May 19th - July 30th • Summer Riding Camp • Private lessons • Boarding Call to reserve your spot!

615-495-7346

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

Vanderbilt Tennis Camp! ★ Ages 7-18: All Levels Welcome! ★ 10 Outdoor & 5 Indoor Courts ★ Taught by Vanderbilt Coaching Staff

★ June 2 - June 6 ★ June 9 - June 13 ★ June 16 - June 20 ★ June 23 - June 27 ★ 9am - 3pm M-Th ★ 9am - 12:30pm Fri ★ Camp Fee - $395/wk

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6501 Pennywell Drive, Nashville anewleafnashville.org

615-585-9790

Plan now for an exciting summer program for your child 3 - 12 yrs. Our 2014 camps will offer sculpture, forest ecology, chemistry, sound explorations garden art and so much more. A New Leaf symbolizes the beauty, vitality and power of each child. Visit our website for the summer camp schedule and to learn all about our programs.

Camp Idyllwild

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

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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 springfed creeks, wooded hiking paths, and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from all day long. Full-day week-long camp sessions; daily round-trip transportation; healthy and organic wholesome snacks; low camper to counselor ratio. Register online (Visa, MC, AMEX). Enrollment for spring and summer has started, and capacity is limited!

Camp Warner Park

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50 Vaughn Road, Nashville campwarnerpark.com • director@campwarnerpark.com

615-481-2017

We are a summer enrichment program that engages children ages 6 - 12 in outdoor play to increase creativity and problem solving skills. Campers will hike across the park, explore creeks and streams, and be immersed in environmental education at Warner Park Nature Center. Offering 6 week-long sessions in June and July. $190/week.

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

615-862-5160

ScienceQuest Camp at the Adventure Science Center provides a wide range of science enrichment programs for youth in grades K - 9. Programs combine science, technology, engineering, and math in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves. We inspire a life-long passion for learning and teach kids creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, persistence, and follow-through in a fun learning environment.

Bricks4Kidz

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

May 23-Aug 1

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

615-988-9080

Ages 3-12

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

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.

iD Tech Camps Held at Vanderbilt idtech.com • info@idtech.com

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.

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2014-15 Pre-K program, Talented Tots!

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.

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.

SPECIAL NEEDS Camp Progress held at West End Middle School, 3529 West End Ave., Nashville progress-inc.org

615-399-3000

Offering educational summer fun for youngsters with intellectual disabilities Jun. 9 - Jul 18. Camp Progress offers children and teens a traditional camp experience that nurtures their needs, opens their minds, and emphasizes fun. The innovative indoor and outdoor activities focus on the “can” instead of the “cannot.” Through partnerships with Metro Parks, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and a host of other local business owners, Camp Progress had a successful pilot summer. This year, we again hope to fill a void for interactive and entertaining activities for young people with intellectual disabilities.

SPORTS, FITNESS

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Better Golf Academy Kids 7175 Nolensville Road. Ste. 208, Nolensville bettergolfkidstn.blogspot.com • tninfo@bettergolfforkids.com

615-554-1982

Nolensville’s new golf academy! Led by PGA teaching professional Jim Kite, we offer summer camps and after-school classes starting at age 5. Private lessons for any age including adults. Equipment is provided. Our indoor and outdoor facilities give you and your child the opportunity to practice year-round. Driving range to open this spring. We guarantee fun while learning the great game of golf! Visit our website for registration forms and schedule.

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate Junior Day Camp June 16-19 9am-12pm Rising K-3 $200

Games Camp 1 June 16-19 9am-3pm Rising 3-10 $325 registration available at:

Games Camp 2 June 23-26 9am-3pm Rising 3-10 $325

www.VUCOMMODORES.com

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.

Boost Gymnastics 11 Vaughns Gap Road, Nashville boostgymnastics.com • bcrady@boostgymnastics.com

615-352-8533

At Boost Gymnastics we offer co-ed Kindy Camp (3 - 5 yrs) and co-ed Gymnastics Camp (5 yrs. and up). Before- and after-care is offered for Gymnastics Camp and before-care only is offered for Kindy Camp. We also offer a variety of recreational summer classes.

Camp Shining Light 4922 Port Royal Road, C-2, Spring Hill shininglightgym.com • info@shininglightgym.com

931-486-0410

We offer an amazing summer camp for ages 4 - 12 yrs. Regular camp hours are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. with extended care available from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Your child will have an amazing time on our trampolines, zip line, star castle, and blow-up mountain. They will also enjoy volleyball, crafts, and gymnastics.

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Club West Volleyball 15115 Old Hickory Blvd., Ste. C, Nashville clubwestvolleyball.com/na • jessicae@clubwestvolleyball.com

615-891-4616

Club West Volleyball is a girls volleyball program that was established to provide young female athletes the opportunity to be educated in competitive volleyball. We offer comprehensive and dynamic instruction to grades 4 - 12. Club West offers both indoor and outdoor play opportunities.

David Deaton Karate Brentwood 615-377-1100 Hendersonville 615-824-9111 615-754-6878 Mt. Juliet daviddeaton.com

JULY 7th-25th Monday thru Friday 9:00am–4:00pm Aftercare until 5pm age 3 to college www.anncarrollschoolofdance.com

790-6468

The free one-month summer camp gives children these five great life skills: (1) Easy-to-learn self-defense; (2) Vital safety tips; (3) How to handle bullies; (4) What to do when parents aren’t around; (5) What to do when confronted by strangers. Only three 4-week sessions will be held in June, July and August. Classes fill quickly so register now!

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

Come and be a part of the most effective martial art in the world! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is unmatched in full body functional fitness, is as mentally stimulating as chess, and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world! Come be a part of our Summer Camp 2014. Your child will learn BJJ, self-defense, conditioning, avoid bullying using “the gentle art”, and improve confidence/self-esteem. Professor will also introduce Brazilian Portuguese language and culture!

Gustav’s Elite Training Soccer & Speed Program

Beat the Heat this Summer! Register for Summer Class or Camp NOW! Class and Camp begins June 2

For camp and class schedules, visit: mygym.com/brentwood mygym.com/hendersonville

Brentwood (615) 371-5437 Hendersonville (615) 824-8002 68 may 2014

306 Elmington Ave., Nashville gustavselitetrainingtn.com • gustavselitetraining@gmail.com

615-294-7702

Our program will offer unique opportunities for both recreational and aspiring soccer players from ages 6 - 18. Participants will receive professional level soccer training, supplemented with the increasingly more important element of Sports Performance Training. G.E.T. provides an array of programs from those just beginning to take an interest in the sport, to those looking to expand their game and make a jump to the next level. G.E.T. will take place at The Ensworth School - Devon Farm Campus - from July 21 - 25.

Let it Shine Gymnastics

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.


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Mpact Sports

1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102, Brentwood mpactgymnastics.com

615-377-3444

Add excitement and fitness into your child’s summer with our gymnastics and martial arts day camps! We offer camps 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon. - Fri. for ages 4 - 12 years with the option for partial weeks. There is a new theme each week that will keep your kids moving, thinking, and building lasting friendships. With our small ratios, family-like, allergy-friendly environment, we are surely the best kept secret in Cool Springs. We are dedicated to making this summer your child’s best summer ever!

Ms. Sue’s Swimming Lessons 7857 S. Lamar Road, Smyrna mssueswimming.com

Weekly During June & July

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

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

615-459-5124

Swim lessons for ages 6 mos. - adult beginning May 27 and running through Aug. 29. Heated saltwater pool, convenient day and evening classes, all levels. Contact us today to register.

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

SUMMER RIDING CAMP

931-516-9642

615-595-7547 * creeksideridingstables.com

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Create Bounce Art Camp

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

• Olympic Mondays • Guest Speaker • Cosmic Tuesdays Thursdays • Water Wednesdays • Pizza Fridays

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

615-893-5304

Now registering for Summer Camp 2014. Also 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.

SuperSkills

Summer Camp Begins MONDAY, MAY 26th

eNrOll ll NO NOw NOw! w! BounceU.com/nashville • (615) 255-1422

2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

©2014 BU Holdings, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Characters and the creative execution of all are trademarks of BU Holdings, LLC.

Programs held at multiple Middle Tennessee locations superskillsusa.com

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.

Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball 2014 Summer Camps Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. S, Nashville vucommodores.com • debbie.green@vanderbilt.edu

615-322-6530

Offering Junior Day Camp, June 16 - 19 for rising grades K - 3 (9 a.m. - 12 noon); Game Camp 1, June 16 - 19 for rising grades 3 - 10 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) and Games Camp 2, June 23 - 26 for rising grades 3 - 10 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.). Register now!

Vanderbilt Tennis Camps 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville 615-343-6561 vucommodores.com/ot/tenniscamps.html • james.w.hunt@vanderbilt.edu

Four one-week camps beginning June 2, taught by Vanderbilt coaching staff, for ages 7 - 18. 10 Outdoor and five indoor courts. All levels welcome!

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

For ages 3 - adult. Designed to instill self-control, self-confidence and boost self-esteem. Our classes are the product of more than 40 years of refinement and offer life skills along with karate skills. Call or email for more information or to register.

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A Christian, co-ed, overnight, ACA accredited camp for ages 7 to 17. Week-long, affordable camps. Activities include: horseback riding water skiing canoeing archery ceramics mountain biking swimming lessons a nature center and more! 150 Cabin Circle Drive Liberty, TN 37095

(615) 448-1023

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Horton Haven Christian Camp Boys and Girls ages 8-18

Y.E.S. Camps // Christian Summer Adventure Camps

Horses Mtn Biking Archery Crafts Swimming Zipline Canoeing

Grades 3-12

Overnight & Expedition Camps Zip Line 路 Caving 路 High & Low Ropes Archery Tag 路 Paintball 路 Hiking & More!

Bible Lessons Climbing Walls Conveniently located 1 hour south of Nashville

(931) 364-7656 hortonhaven.org

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TRADITIONAL CAMPS Boy Scouts of America Day Camps mtbsa.org 615-383-9724

The BSA offers 23 Middle Tennessee day camps for boys grades 1 - 5. Non-scouts are welcome to attend. Camps are Mon. - Fri. and offer activities such as water excitement, archery and bb shooting, sports, crafts, nature products, scout skills, and other themed activities. Overnight camps available for boys ages 7 - 18.

Brentwood Academy Summer Camps 219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood 615-373-0611 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 Crusader, Hendersonville Christian Academy Hendersonville, Goodlettsville and Gallatin crusaderkids.com

WHAT SUMMER CAMP SHOULD BE Enroll now for Summer 2014

615-824-1550

Camp Crusader is an exciting summer camp program available to children from 1 - 11 yrs. Camp Crusader begins Monday, June 2 and runs through Friday, July 25 (closed July 4). Kids will enjoy days packed full of activities and older children will enjoy fun field trips. We are conveniently located on all three campuses in Hendersonville, Goodlettsville and Gallatin. Call or check the website for more information.

Camp Juliette Low

321 Camp Juliette Low Road, Cloudland, GA cjl.org

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

Full-day camps for 5 - 13 year olds Free transportation

Visit our website & register online!

www.campidyllwild.com 615-541-9453

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

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

AT BLAIR SCHOOL OF MUSIC

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

423-472-6070

Camp Woodmont is a traditional, overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Just 30 minutes from Chattanooga, Camp Woodmont features horseback riding, high ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery and more. 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.

The Covenant School 33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville 615-467-2313 thecovenantschool.com/campus-life/summer-camps • tclement@thecovenantschool.com

If you’re looking for summertime fun and learning for your child, check out The Covenant School Camps Program as we Encounter Superheroes, Jump and Flip Under the Big Top, Explore the Arts, go on an Indiana Jones Adventure, and much more! Camps for boys and girls, all ages! For more information and to register, visit our website.

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

615-507-3242

KINDERMUSIK

Nashville Summer Orchestra at Blair

June–July classes (5 weeks)

May 30–June 3, 2014

Open to students in grades 7 through 12, college students, and adults. Carol Nies, conductor

For children, newborn to age 5 Amy Alley, instructor Call 322-7659 for details $160

Private and Group Instrument Study in piano, strings, flute, saxophone, and steel drum

June–August, 2014 (5–10 weeks)

For more information, call 322-7659 or visit our website at blair.vanderbilt.edu Vanderbilt University 2400 Blakemore Avenue Nashville, Tennessee 37212

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. continued on page 73 ...

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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.

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

• 615-794-2918

Voted Best Day Camp by Williamson parent readers. 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 agegraded 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.

Goofballs 1113 Murfreesboro Road #360, Franklin letsgetgoofy.com

615-861-3668

Jun. 9 - 13 or Jun. 23 - 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for kids ages 6 - 10 yrs. Have a blast at Camp Gerty and Gasper! Our Goofballs are so excited to treat your kids to a week of unforgettable fun. Exciting activities every day including playing on the play sets next door at Happy Backyards, a Wii tournament, Nerf battles, a scavenger hunt, bumper car rides, laser frenzy, bowling, obstacle course races, and even a Goofballs Olympics!

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.

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

931-364-7656

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

Indian Creek Camp

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.

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Montgomery Bell Academy - Summer @ MBA

4001 Harding Road, Nashville montgomerybell.edu/camps

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

New Frontiers

3939 Snowhill Road, Dowelltown newfrontiers.org

877-704-CAMP

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

Oasis Summer Camp 7533 Lords Chapel Drive, Nashville oasischurch.tv/ministries/mothers-day-out

615-331-0202 ext. 104

Welcome campers! Oasis Summer Camp offers a six-week day camp for children ages 6 wks. - preschool. We are excited to offer Happy Campers, a summer curriculum that focuses on hands-on, explorative learning and activities about all things “camping.” Join us for summer camp for your choice of one to four days/week. EMABRENTWOOD.COM (615) 661-5595 6940 MOORES LANE BRENTWOOD TN 37027

TAP ROOT FARM Franklin, TN

Where “Back to Nature” is Big Time Fun!

7104 Crossroads Blvd #128, Brentwood pumpitupparty.com/brentwood-tn

615-373-8340

Animal Safari Adventure, week of Jun. 2 - 5. Explore the World International, week of Jun. 9 - 12. Artful Antics, week of Jun. 16 - 19. Shipwreck Cove: Pirates vs. Princesses, week of Jun. 23 - 26. Off week of July 4. Abracadabra & Science, week of Jul. 7 - 10. Superheros & Super-heroines, week of Jul. 14 - 17. Space is a Place, week of Jul. 21 - 24. We are Family, week of Jul. 28 - 31. Early bird discount with application and payment received by April 18.

Riverview Camp for Girls

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

800-882-0722

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

Just 3 miles from Cool Springs Galleria

SUMMER FARM CAMP

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Rocketown 601 4th Ave. S, Nashville rocketown.com/summersessions

615-843-4001

Rocketown’s summer sessions include skate camp, dance, Rhyme Lab, photography, Jam Lab, movie making, basketball camp and Gear Heads for students ages 9 - 18. Also available are movie making and audio production intensive camps. Make friends and memories, learn from professionals, share your talent and master new skills!

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

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.

Under The Oaks Summer Program - Oak Hill School •

TapRootFarm.com Questions? Call (615) 594-3210 “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.”

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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. continued on page 77 ...


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University School of Nashville

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

615-321-8016

Make USN Summer Camps your choice for a fun, enriching experience this summer. Many of our camps are led by USN faculty members who bring their expertise and varied passions to diverse programming in sports, academics, the arts, and technology. Flexible morning and afternoon scheduling allows either whole-day or half-day experiences. After-care provided from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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

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615-447-1397

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The Webb School Summer Program 319 Webb Road East, Bell Buckle thewebbschool.com • cjones@webb.school.com

931-389-6003

Open to rising 4th - 8th graders: science, Lego robotics, soccer, art, basketball, Chinese, outdoor skills.

YMCA Camp Carson

2034 Outer Lake Road, Princeton, IN campcarsonorg • campinfo@ymcacampcarson.org

812-385-3597

YMCA Camp Carson where all kids are accepted, challenged, empowered. Join campers and staff from around the country and around the world as you dive into daily adventures. Archery, pottery, horseback, dirt bikes, water ziplines, and so much more. It’s a non-stop week of opportunity, wrapped in the YMCA character development values. Only three hours northwest of Nashville.

YMCA Camp Ocoee

OCOEE-Nashville Parent Ad.eps @ 70% (CMYK/8)

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.

YMCA Day Camps

ymcamidtn.org/programs/camp 615-259-9622

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

YMCA Summer Adventure

Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

615-259-3418

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

WEIGHT LOSS Camp Shane

399 Nacoochec Drive, Rabun Gap, GA campshane.com • office@campshanegeorgia.com

914-271-4141

Weight loss camp featured on MTV and 20/20. Family run since 1968. We keep the focus on fun so kids lose weight immersed in our abundant list of activities. Sessions in nutrition, cooking, and behavioral therapy. Safe, supervised, and supportive. Campers gain knowledge to continue their journey at home.

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The Vacation Bible School listings are sponsored by Animal Tales is an educational program company that brings the live animals directly to you. Other than school assemblies, libraries and birthday parties, Animal Tales offers a special version of any of our four signature programs to churches and Christian schools. “Created Creatures” utilizes live animals to illustrate Creation as taught in Genesis. This program is great for VBS or any other church event with both teen/adult and children’s versions of the program available. Book now!

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SCHOOL BIBLE2014 The Donelson Fellowship 3210 McGavock Pike, Nashville donelson.org • steve@donelson.org June 15 - 19; 6 - 8 p.m.; ages 3 - 12 yrs.

New Hope Community Church 615-871-4769

Super Summer Bible School is an awesome place for kids to learn about having a biblical world view. Our focus is on giving kids a great time with serious bible teaching. Come join us for fun drama, exciting games, yummy snacks and creative craft projects.

First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro 200 E. Main St., Murfreesboro fbcmboro.org • lkrisle@gmail.com June 9 - 13; 9 a.m. - 12 noon; ages pre-K - grade 8

615-373-1590

Join our network of Secret Agents! We have to use our investigative skills to collect and log evidence about the life of Jesus. As a D3 Agent, we will examine eyewitness testimony, physical proof, and biblical accounts to uncover the truth about who Jesus really is.

Third Baptist Church 615-893-2514

Come join us on SonTreasure Island! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all – God’s love! At SonTreasure Island, your treasure seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the truths found in 1 Corinthians 13. Come explore how God’s love is giving, kind, caring, forgiving, and forever!

First Baptist Nashville 108 7th Ave. S, Nashville 615-664-6000 firstbaptistnashville.org/2014vbs • shannon.meadors@firstbaptistnashvlle.org June 9 - 13; 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; ages entering K - grade 6 graduates

At Agency D3, your kids will become “special agents” examining eyewitness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to discover the truth about who Jesus really is. Through bible study, crafts, music, games, and snacks, your kids will get to discover, decide, and defend the facts as the ultimate spy kids. VBS is always free. Invite your friends to get in on the action. Register on our website.

Harpeth Hills Church of Christ 1949 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood harpethhills.org/vbs • lacyj@harpethhills.org June 8 - 11; 7 - 9 p.m.; ages 4 yrs. - grade 6

605 Wilson Pike, Brentwood newhopechurchtn.org • nhccvbs@live.com June 2 - 6; 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon; ages 5 yrs. - grade 5

615-373-0601

Harpeth Hills is excited to present our summer VBS, Esther, Such a Time as This. This is a center-based, multi-sensory event. Stories, songs, games and a variety of hands-on activities will provide an evening of fun and learning for all children. Registration opens May 11 online at our website.

River Oaks Community Church 3300 Siegel Road, Murfreesboro 615-893-7444 therocc.com • info@therocc.com June 23 - 25; 6 - 9 p.m.; ages finishing K - grade 5 Mega Sports Camp. Free Sports Camp with quality sports instruction from collegiate experienced coaches! Healthy snacks and t-shirt provided for each camper. Every night there will be a high energy rally with music! The camp is for children finishing K - grade 5 Spring of 2014. Sign up on our website.

410 W. McKnight Drive, Murfreesboro 3bconline.com • vbs@3bconline.com June 2 - 6; 9 a.m. - 12 noon; ages entering K- grade 8

615-893-8192

Join Agency D3 Special Agents for a week of fun as they examine eyewitness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is. Agency D3 is open to agents entering kindergarten to entering grade 8. The assignment is June 2 - 6 and agents are to report for duty at 9 a.m. sharp and remain on the job until 12 noon. There is no cost for agent training.

Trinity United Methodist Church 2303 Jones Blvd., Murfreesboro trinityumcmurfreesboro.org • trinitychild@comcast.net June 23 - 27, 6 - 8 p.m.; ages 3 yrs - entering grade 6

615-896-0413

Join Trinity United Methodist Church of Murfreesboro for our 2014 VBS, “Problem Solvers!” - a mysterycentered trip through the Gospels in search of miracles and clues to uncover the true identity of Jesus of Nazareth. Children age 3 - entering 6th grade welcome for this adventure of puzzles, discovery, and faith!

Tusculum Hills Baptist Church 4930 Nolensville Pike, Nashville thbc.com • kim@thbc.com June 23 - 27; 9 a.m. - 12 noon; ages 3 yrs. - grade 6

615-831-5627

Join Agency D3 for a week of fun as we uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is! Trace it back to the facts! The evidence is clear and the proof is all right here. We will do bible study, crafts, games and snacks. We would love to have you join us.

Woodmont Baptist Church 2100 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville woodmontbaptist.com • shannons@woodmontbaptist.com June 22 - 27

615-297-5303

Living Inside Out - Woodmont Baptist Family VBS coming June 22-27. Parents and children experiencing VBS together. We will be living our faith from the Inside Out. Sunday - Tuesday, families will gather at Woodmont for dinner at 5:45, then have a time of Worship, Bible Study and games. Wednesday - Friday, families will gather at Woodmont for dinner at 5:45 then head out for an optional Mission project. We will be partnering with The Next Door to bring VBS to their children.

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Chadderbox Nashville Ballet’s Carnival of the Animals and a few 2014/2015 season announcements.

Franklin Rodeo Three nights of family fun await at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center with the return of the Franklin Rodeo, May 15 - 17. See team roping, bull riding, steer wrestling and more, including mutton bustin’ and calf scramble activities for kids. Learn more at franklinrodeo.com. See more event details on page 88.

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$300 per team; 459-2341 or conta.cc/1deo6vv.

“ONGOING ACTIVITIES” Page 97, for additional events taking place this month. “PARENT PLANNER” Page 100, to register your child for upcoming events requiring advance registration. For area LIBRARY STORYTIMES AND EVENTS, go to nashvilleparent.com and click on “Things to Do” on the top menu bar. Scroll down to “At the Libraries.”

Thu 1 Relay for Life of Cannon County

This fundraiser for the American Cancer Society features relays, live entertainment and activities. All ages. Higgins Moonlite Drive-In Theatre, 931 W. Main St., Woodbury; 6 - 9 p.m.; $10 plus pledges; 931-686-8255 or relayforlife.org/cannontn.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Wine & Pearls

Adults can enjoy an evening of wine, socializing and hors d’oeuvres benefiting PearlPoint Cancer Support. Lexus of Nashville, 2010 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; $75; pearlpoint.org/events.

Fri 2 FREE 43rd Annual TACA Craft Fair

More than 180 artists showcase and sell their wares in wood, clay, glass, fiber and more. The Kids’ Tent features demonstrations and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Centennial

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Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; tennesseecrafts.org.

Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair

Experience different camp demonstrations, craftsmen, merchants, colonial music, shooting matches and games. All ages. Bledsoe’s Fort Park, Highway 25, Castalian Springs; 9 a.m. 3 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 children; 461-0222 or bledsoesfair.com.

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 Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival

Learn about wildflowers and butterflies through exhibits, lectures and hikes, and participate in other nature activities throughout the day as well. All ages. Cedars of Lebanon State Park, 328 Cedar Forest Road, Lebanon; 1 p.m.; 444-4565 or tn.gov/ environment/parks/cedars.

Fifth Annual Sam Davis Home Golf Tournament

Tee up for this four-person scramble benefiting the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna. Cedar Crest Golf Club, 7972 Mona Road, Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.;

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Iowa Cubs. Fireworks take place after the game. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Sat 3 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Hit the court during this basketball tourney benefiting Priest Lake Christian Academy. All ages. Stewarts Creek High School, 301 Red Hawk Pkwy., Smyrna; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $4 ages 6 and older, free ages 5 and younger; 366-1423 or priestlakechristianacademy.org.

A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival

Adults can enjoy an afternoon sampling wines and gourmet specialty foods, shopping, enjoying music and attending seminars. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 12 - 6 p.m.; $25 in advance, $35 at the gate (non-tasting tickets are $15); 758-3478 or atoasttotennessee.com.

FREE ABC School Day Celebration

This day of fun includes inflatables, an obstacle course, giant slide, face painting, a three-legged race and more. All ages. Sumner Bank & Trust, 780 S. Browns Lane, Gallatin; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 451-4151 or sumnerbankandtrust.com.

FREE Barks for Parks

This festival includes dog-friendly businesses, a one-mile guided walk, dog contests, pets for adoption, giveaways and more. All ages. Bowie Nature Park, 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; bowiepark.org.

Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair

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Kids can get creative with arts and crafts activities in the children’s tent at the TACA Craft Fair, May 2 - 4. demonstrations, craftsmen, merchants, colonial music, shooting matches and games. All ages. Bledsoe’s Fort Park, Highway 25, Castalian Springs; 9 a.m. 5 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 children; 461-0222 or bledsoesfair.com.

Citizen Science: Spring in the Wetlands

Join a resident naturalist to learn about the Murfree Spring wetlands and butterfly gardening tips. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300.

Dogwood Festival Excursion Train

Ride the rails to Monterey, Tenn., and enjoy the town’s annual Dogwood Festival. All ages. Music City Star Commuter Train Station, 2705 Lebanon Pike, Nashville; 8 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.; $28 - $125; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

FREE Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival

Learn about wildflowers and butterflies through exhibits, lectures and hikes, and participate in other nature activities throughout the day as well. All ages. Cedars of Lebanon State Park, 328 Cedar Forest Road, Lebanon; 7 a.m.; 444-4565 or tn.gov/ environment/parks/cedars.

Fairies and Forests

Embark on a 30-minute hike in search of signs of fairies in the woods, then participate in a craft project. Ages 4 and older.

The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1 - 3 p.m.; $3 children (free for adults); 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Girls on the Run 5K

All ages can celebrate fitness by participating in a 5K to raise money for Girls on the Run, an after-school program that combines training for 5K events with self-esteem enhancing workouts for girls ages 8 - 13. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $35 adults, $25 ages 12 and younger; gotr5k.com.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017.

Relay for Life Nashville

This fundraiser for the American Cancer Society features relays, live entertainment and activities. All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; $10 plus pledges; relayforlife.org/nashvilletn.

Relay for Life of Sumner

This fundraiser for the American Cancer Society features relays, live entertainment and activities. All ages. Station Camp High School, 1040 Bison Trail, Gallatin; 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $10 plus pledges; relayforlife.org. (please turn the page)


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also see “ONGOING ACTIVITIES” on page 97 and “THE PARENT PLANNER” on page 100 to register for future events

Walk Me Home 5K

This 5K benefits the Walk Me Home Enrichment Fund, which provides Tennessee foster children the opportunity to receive financial assistance for a variety of activities. All ages. Bicentennial Capitol Mall, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 8 a.m.; $20 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger; 347-8741 or nfpaonline.org/ wmh.

Kids can enjoy an obstacle course during Mayor’s Field Day on Saturday, May 3. See page 101 for details. FREE Saturday Morning Stories at the Museum

Ages 10 and younger can listen to a historical story then participate in a related craft. Ages 10 and younger. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 10:30 a.m.; 4592341 or samdavishome.org.

FREE Sevier Park Fest

home. The event features mint juleps, traditional Derby fare, live music, tours of the stables, a silent auction and more. Tennessee Equine Hospital, 1508 Thompson’s Station Road W., Thompson’s Station; 4 - 8 p.m.; $75; 294-7024 or sifranklin. org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

Families can enjoy a day of live entertainment, food, children’s activities, local vendors and more. All ages. Sevier Park, 3021 Lealand Lane, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; sevierparkfest. com.

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 Shakespeare Allowed

Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Community Appreciation Day

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

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Iowa Cubs. The first 2,000 fans receive a free team photo, and fireworks take place after the game. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds. com.

Stables and Silks Kentucky Derby Party Soroptimist International of Franklin celebrates the Kentucky Derby with an event close to

Families can enjoy medieval festivities with games, artisans, musicians, skill challenges, jousting tournaments and more. Castle Gwynn, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; this weekend only $40 gets you two adult tickets, two grandparent tickets and tickets for all children in your household; 395-9950 or tnrenfest.com.

The Original Mud Run

Ages 12 and older can participate in either a 3.1-mile or 6.2-mile course filled with various obstacles including mud pits. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Tennessee. Tap Root Farm, 4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin; 8 a.m.; $75 adults, $35 kids fun run; theoriginalmudrun.com.

FREE Wilderness Awareness Workshop

Learn campground etiquette and Leave No Trace outdoor ethics. This program is required before camping in the park. Ages 6 and older. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sun 4 FREE 43rd Annual TACA Craft Fair

More than 180 local and regional artists showcase and sell their wares in wood, clay, glass, fiber and more. The Kids’ Tent features demonstrations and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; tennesseecrafts. org.

Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair Experience different camp demonstrations, craftsmen, merchants, colonial music, shooting matches and games. All ages. Bledsoe’s Fort Park, Highway 25, Castalian Springs; 9 a.m. 3 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 children; 461-0222 or bledsoesfair.com.

FREE Deer Run Summer Camp Open House

Day and overnight campers in grades K - 12 can tour the grounds and facilities, and meet directors and staff. Deer Run Camps & Retreats, 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station; 2 - 4 p.m.; 794-2918 or camps. deerrunretreats.org.

FREE Free Tour Day

Stroll the grounds on a free guided tour of the village, see blacksmith demonstrations and enjoy the cars inside the antique auto garage. All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 1 - 3 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

FREE Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print Learn about letterpress printing while using block images to make your own print. The workshop takes place 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. Ages 5 - 18. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org/deckthehall.

FREE Mt. Juliet Antique Car Show See 48 categories of antique cars and trucks, play on inflatables and more. All ages. Wilson Bank & Trust, 709 S. Mount Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 444-7315 or wilsonbank.com.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Iowa Cubs. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds. com.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Community Appreciation Day Families can enjoy medieval festivities with games, artisans, musicians, skill challenges, jousting tournaments and more. Castle Gwynn, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; this weekend only, $40 gets you two adult tickets, two grandparent tickets and tickets for all children in your household; 395-9950 or tnrenfest.com.

Mon 5 Knee-High Naturalist: What is Dirt?

Learn about dirt and why plants grow from it, what kind of critters live in it and more through hands-on activities and exploration. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/child, $7 each additional person; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Iowa Cubs. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 12:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds. com.

Tue 6 Knee-High Naturalist: What is Dirt?

Learn about dirt and why plants grow from it, what kind of critters live in it and more through hands-on activities and exploration. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 adult/child, $7 each additional person; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Outdoor Adventures

Bring your favorite bike to ride in the safe area and enjoy other outdoor activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Tuesdays for Tots: A Mother’s Memento

Preschoolers and parents can create a Mother’s Day craft. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. (please turn the page)

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Participate in a box turtle research project during this off-trail experience in the woods. Ages 8 and older. Nickajack Wetlands (call for directions), Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; 2173017 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

Wed 7 FREE Nature Play Day Help build your child’s interest in learning to play with objects found in nature. Ages 1 and older. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Thu 8 15th Annual Special Kids Golf Classic

The four person scramble has morning (7:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1 p.m.) flights to raise money for the services provided by Special Kids, the nonprofit in Murfreesboro that provides therapeutic rehabilitation and nursing services to children with special needs in Middle Tennessee. Indian Hills Golf Course, 405 Calumet Trace, Murfreesboro; $125; 893-4892 or specialkidstn.com.

Days of Washing, Churning and Learning Students in grades preK - 6 can experience chores from the 1860s like washing clothes, churning butter, making candles and beating rugs. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 N. Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $5; 893-0022 or oaklandsmuseum.org.

FREE The Mayor’s Top Teen Award Ceremony

The mayor will recognize the “Top Teen” with a ceremony to follow at the Delmas Long Community Center (200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville). All ages. Goodlettsville City Hall’s Massey Chambers, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville; 6:30 p.m.; 8512203 or goodlettsvilleparks. com.

also see “ONGOING ACTIVITIES” on page 97 and “THE PARENT PLANNER” on page 100 to register for future events

Throwback Thursday

Enjoy an outdoor screening of Jurassic Park. All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 6 p.m.; free with zoo admission ($15 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12) or $6 after 6 p.m.; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

FREE Wilderness Awareness Workshop

Learn campground etiquette and Leave No Trace outdoor ethics. This program is required before camping in the park. Ages 6 and older. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 6 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Fri 9 FREE Barfield Beach Party

All ages can play in more than 60 tons of trucked-in sand creating a beach environment with music, dancing and games. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 p.m.; 907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Days of Washing, Churning and Learning

Students in grades preK - 6 can experience chores from the 1860s like washing clothes, churning butter, making candles and beating rugs. Oaklands Historic House Museum, 900 North Maney Ave., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $5; 893-0022 or oaklandsmuseum.org.

FREE La Leche League of Hermitage/Wilson County

Find breastfeeding support and resources. Donelson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 2914 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville; 10 a.m.; 447-5182 or llleus.org/ state/tennessee.html.

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.

National Public Gardens Day

Nashville’s public garden celebrates its role in promoting environmental stewardship, plant conservation and education throughout the community. Enjoy live jazz in the herb garden from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and guided garden tours on the hour from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visit the website to learn how you can get free admission. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or nationalpublicgardensday.org.

Olde Worlde Theatre presents The Three Little Pigs Saturdays, May 3 - 24 at The Belcourt. See listing on page 97.

Relay for Life

This fundraiser for the American Cancer Society features relays, live entertainment and activities. All ages. Riverbluff Park, 175 Old Cumberland St., Ashland City; 6 p.m.; $10 plus pledges; relayforlife.org.

Sat 10 FREE 73rd Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival

Celebrate spring’s fruit with a variety of activities, contests, live entertainment, a parade and more. All ages. Downtown Portland; 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; portland.com/strawberry_festival.htm.

FREE A Stone’s Throw Away

Volunteer to pick up trash beside the trail along the banks of Stones River and Lytle Creek. All ages. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 893-2141.

Family Program: Intro to Jamming

Learn the roles of each instrument in a bluegrass band. Ages 13 and older. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 12 and 2 p.m.; free with museum admission ($22 adults, $14 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger); 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

Fiddlin’ Fish 5K & OneMile Dolly Dash This family-friendly event benefiting The Hoover Hope Foundation and Mission Dolly includes an adult 5K and one-mile fun run for all ages as well as a bluegrass band, baked goods and more. Downtown Franklin, 143 Fifth Ave. S.; 7:30 a.m.; $25 for the 5K, $10 for the fun run; fiddlinfish.org.

FREE Franklin Rodeo Parade

All ages can enjoy a parade commemorating the 65th annual Franklin Rodeo (taking place May 15 - 17). Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin; 12 p.m.; franklinrodeo.com.

Iroquois Steeplechase

Families can enjoy a day of equestrian events and visit the Jackson Family Area featuring free games, pony rides and more for ages 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Gates open at 8 a.m.; first race begins at 1 p.m. Warner Parks Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; $15 adults, free ages 12 and younger; 591-2991 or iroqouissteeplechase.org.

FREE Murfreesboro Book Day

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FREE Puppets on the Porch

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

Ranch Rodeo

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

FREE Second Saturday at Fiddler’s Grove

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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.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Pirate Invasion Weekend Families can enjoy medieval festivities with games, artisans, musicians, skill challenges, jousting tournaments and more. This weekend, swashbuckling pirates swarm the grounds, and kids 12 and younger can participate in a pirate costume contest. Castle Gwynn, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $20 adults, $7 ages 6 12, free ages 5 and younger; 395-9950 or tnrenfest.com.

Sun 11 Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Pirate Invasion Weekend Families can enjoy medieval festivities with games, artisans, musicians, skill challenges, jousting tournaments and more. This weekend, swashbuckling pirates swarm the grounds, and kids 12 and younger can participate in a pirate costume contest. Castle Gwynn, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $20 adults, $7 ages 6 12, free ages 5 and younger; 395-9950 or tnrenfest.com.

Mon 12 11th Annual Giving on the Green Golf Tournament Tee up and help raise money to benefit High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Pediatric Therapy Clinic. Brentwood Country Club, 5123 Country Club Drive, Brentwood; 11 a.m.; $175; 550-1443 or highhopesforkids. org.

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Tue 13 FREE La Leche League of Portland

New and expectant moms interested in breastfeeding can get information and support. Portland Public Library, 301 Portland Blvd., Portland; 6:30 p.m.; 323-7158 or facebook. com/lllofportland.

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 sewaneepossum@ gmail.com.

Outdoor Adventures

Bring your favorite bike to ride in the safe area and enjoy other outdoor activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Tuesdays for Tots: Playful Patterns

Preschoolers and parents can hunt for patterns and textures all over the grounds, throughout the Modern Twist exhibit and in sculptures. Then, create a piece of art using patterns and textures. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Turtle Search

Participate in a box turtle research project during this off-trail experience in the woods. Ages 8 and older. Nickajack Wetlands (call for directions), Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; 2173017 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

Wed 14

FREE The Franklin Rodeo Experience

Experience the cowboy’s point of view of rodeo life with a behind-the-chutes tour, live music, line dancing, pony and mechanical bull rides (tickets required), food and shopping. All ages. Williamson County Ag Expo Center, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin; 6 - 10 p.m.; franklinrodeo.com.

Thu 15 Franklin Rodeo

All ages can enjoy bronc riding, bull riding, roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin; 7:30 p.m.; $10 - $20; franklinrodeo.com.

Historic Rural Life Festival

All ages can see and touch farm animals then enjoy farm-life demonstrations like butter churning, quilting, sheep sheering, basket making, storytelling and more. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $2; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org.

Lunch and Lecture: Bending Blades of Grass

Explore the perennial bamboo in Japanese art and culture. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 12 - 1 p.m.; $15 members, $25 non-members; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

FREE Nature Play Day

Help build your child’s interest in learning to play with objects found in nature. Ages 1 and older. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Fri 16 Above the Rim Gym Golf Tournament

Tee up to raise funds for the bet-

terment of youth in Middle Tennessee through Above the Rim Gym’s faith-based basketball/ golf program. Champions Run Golf Course, 14262 Mt. Pleasant Road, Rockvale; 12 p.m.; $100 before Monday, May 12, $125 thereafter; 424-8210 or abovetherimgym.com.

Franklin Rodeo

All ages can enjoy bronc riding, bull riding, roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin; 7:30 p.m.; $10 - $20; franklinrodeo.com.

Historic Rural Life Festival

All ages can see and touch farm animals then enjoy farm-life demonstrations like butter churning, quilting, sheep sheering, basket making, storytelling and more. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $2; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org.

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Enjoy an evening of standup comedy. Ages 13 and older. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $49.75; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Fireworks follow the game. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut Street, Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

FREE TN52 Yard Sale

Tennessee’s second longest yard sale features approximately 500 vendors, spanning 95 miles and four counties, from Portland to Celina. Hours are up to individual sellers, but most are set up from early morning to late afternoon; tn52.com.

Zoovie Night

Enjoy games and activities followed by an outdoor screening of Madagascar 2. All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 6 p.m.;

free with zoo admission ($15 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12); 8331534 or nashvillezoo.org.

Sat 17 FREE Blair Children’s Chorus Audition

Students in Grades 1 - 12 can audition for the Blair School of Music’s Children’s Chorus program. Be prepared to sing a familiar song like “Happy Birthday” and sight read a simple melody or rhythmic exercise. Blair School of Music Room 1109-C, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 322-7651 or blair.vanderbilt.edu.

Ellie’s Run for Africa 5K and Family Fun Day

Participate in a 5K that raises money to support the New Dawn School in Africa, which provides a high school education to poor students. The event also includes a one-mile kids fun run, a live African drumming and dance show, games, inflatables, an African culture exhibit and more. All ages. Percy Warner Park, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 7:30 a.m.; $25 individuals, $60 families; elliesrun.org.

Family Program: Intro to Songwriting

Create a song with professional songwriters. Ages 7 - 12. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; free with museum admission ($22 adults, $14 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger); 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

Franklin Rodeo

All ages can enjoy bronc riding, bull riding, roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Williamson County Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin; 7:30 p.m.; $10 - $20; franklinrodeo.com.

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at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Hershey’s Track and Field Local Meet

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Winners of this local track and field meet will go on to the district to qualify for state. Ages 9 - 14. Riverdale High School Track, 802 Warrior Drive, Murfreesboro; 8 a.m.; 907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Hug-A-Tree

Learn how to survive in the woods should you become lost. The program includes a short hike on the trails to point out key safety principles. Ages 5 - 12. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives.

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. The first 2,000 fans get a free stadium T-shirt, and fireworks follow the game. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds. com.

FREE Spectacular Science Show

Mr. Bond and the Science Guys present a show for kids of all ages to get them excited about science. All ages. East Caring Network at Pavilion East, Fatherland Street, Nashville; 10 a.m.; mrbondscienceguy.com/schoolassemblies-and-fundraising.

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.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Celtic Weekend Families can enjoy medieval festivities with games, artisans, musicians, skill challenges, jousting tournaments and more. This weekend, Celtic flair comes to the fair. Castle Gwynn, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $20 adults, $7 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 395-9950 or tnrenfest.com.

FREE Theater Auditions Ages 7 - 16 can audition for Street Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Behind the Mirror: A Tale of Snow White and Rose Red. Prepare a short monologue (monologue choices can be found on the website), and bring a CD with backing music and be prepared to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle,” “Over the Rainbow” or “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.” E-mail to schedule an audition time. Tulip Street United Methodist Church, 522 Russell Street, Nashville; erica@ streettheatrecompany.org or streettheatrecompany.org.

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Rutherford Parent’s Spring Kids Fest & Duck Derby

Tennessee’s second longest yard sale features approximately 500 vendors, spanning 95 miles and four counties, from Portland to Celina. Hours are up to individual sellers, but most are set up from early morning to late afternoon; tn52.com.

Saturday, May 17

Tour de Cure

All ages can have fun with more than 40 local vendor booths, live stage performances, prize giveaways, games and kids’ activities, face painting and more. At 1 p.m., more than 12,000 rubber ducks will race in the pool (duck adoptions benefit The Child Advocacy Center, and you can adopt them ahead of time at boroduckderby.com; ducks start at $5.45). The free event takes place at Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn more at 256-2158, ext. 135, or nashvilleparent.com.

Hop on your bike and choose a 10-, 30-, 62- or 100-mile course during this fundraising ride for the Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Diabetes Association. All ages. Healthways World Headquarters, 701 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin; 6 a.m.; $25 plus fundraising goals; 298-3066, ext. 3331, or tour.diabetes.org.

Tour de Nash

Cyclists of all skill levels can participate in this biking event that includes 30- and 60-mile courses along with a free family ride of eight miles through various greenways and parks in Nashville; 7 a.m.; free family ride, $40 Gran Tour, $50 Metric Century; walkbikenashville. org/tourdenash.

Train Robbery Excursion Train

Ride the rails to Watertown with the Mackle and Wilson gangs on the loose for a mock robbery aboard the train. All ages. Music City Star Commuter Train Station, 2705 Lebanon Pike, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.; $21 - $75; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

FREE Urban Gardening Festival This event is designed to educate and engage visitors with local artisans, exhibitors and gardeners throughout the Greater Nashville area. Participate in workshops on a variety of gardening methods. All ages. Ellington Agricultural Center, 5201 Marchant Drive, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; mgofdc.org.

Sun 18 FREE Artful Tales: Wiley and the Hairy Man

Listen and play along as an art-related story comes to life, then head upstairs to make an artwork that relates to the story. Ages 3 and older. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

FREE March for Babies

All ages can raise pledges and participate in a two-mile walk to benefit March of Dimes of Middle Tennessee. MTSU Campus, South Rutherford Boulevard, Murfreesboro; 2 p.m.; 3993200 or marchforbabies.org.

Middle Tennessee Ride for Kids

This motorcycle ride raisers money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s medical research and family support programs. Registration is from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Jim Warren Park, 705 Boyd Mill Ave., Franklin; 10 a.m.; $40 plus pledges; relayforlife.org.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City Redhawks. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Celtic Weekend

Families can enjoy medieval festivities with games, artisans, musicians, skill challenges, jousting tournaments and more. This weekend, Celtic flair comes to the fair. Castle Gwynn, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $20 adults, $7 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 395-9950 or tnrenfest.com.

FREE Vintage Baseball

The Highland Rim Distillers challenge the Franklin Farriers. All ages. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 12 and 2:30 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

Mon 19 FREE Blair Children’s Chorus Audition

Students in Grades 1 - 12 can audition for the Blair School of Music’s Children’s Chorus program. Be prepared to sing a familiar song like “Happy Birthday” and sight read a simple melody or rhythmic exercise. Blair School of Music Room 1109-C, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville; 5 - 7 p.m.; 322-7651.

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Bring your favorite bike to ride in the safe area and enjoy other outdoor activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141.

Sounds Baseball

Root for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 11:05 a.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Tuesdays for Tots: BIG Bugs

Preschoolers and parents can explore the bugs and blooms all over the property, then venture into the studio to make a bright bug craft. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Turtle Search

Participate in a box turtle research project during this off-trail experience in the woods. Ages 8 and older. Nickajack Wetlands (call for directions), Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; 2173017 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

Wed 21 FREE Nature Play Day Help build your child’s interest in learning to play with objects found in nature. Ages 1 and older. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Root for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Fri 23 FREE Scholastic Chess Club

Nashville Chess Center Coach Jim Lech will teach beginning fundamentals as well as advance strategies for playing chess (boards provided). Ages 7 and older. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4:30 p.m.; 371-0090 or brentwood-tn.org/library.

FREE World Turtle Day All ages can celebrate shelled friends and learn about turtle conservation. Embark on the World’s Slowest Hike and stop at stations to learn about different turtle species. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 - 5 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sat 24 Exhibit Opening

David Rogers’ Big Bugs invade the estate’s grounds. See 11 massive-scale insect sculptures, including three giant ants, a gigantic daddy longlegs and an enormous praying mantis. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Aug. 31. Hours are Tues - Sun 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (the grounds stay open until 10 p.m. on Fridays). All ages.

Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Family Program: Making Appalachian and Old-Time Music

Learn about Appalachian instruments, then try your hand at playing spoons, washboards, cowbells and more. Ages 5 12. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; free with museum admission ($22 adults, $14 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger); 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

FREE Open Breed Horse Show

Enjoy this equestrian event showcasing a variety of horse breeds. All ages. Music City Riding Academy, 13905 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m.; 495-7346 or musiccityridingacademy.com.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

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

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.

Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Royal Jousting Tournament Weekend

Families can enjoy medieval festivities with games, artisans, musicians, skill challenges, jousting tournaments and more. Castle Gwynn, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $20 adults, $7 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 395-9950 or tnrenfest.com.

Enjoy jousting and other medieval fare during the Tennessee Renaissance Festival running every weekend this month through Memorial Day. Ultimate Cook-Off

This chili, baking and grilling cook-off also features children’s activities, vendors and an art sale. All ages. Abundant Life Christian Center, 910 Ridgely Road, Murfreesboro; 2 p.m.; $5 ages 3 and older; 730-2299 or alccministries.com.

Sun 25 Tennessee Renaissance Festival: Royal Jousting Tournament Weekend

Families can enjoy medieval festivities with games, artisans, musicians, skill challenges, jousting tournaments and more. This weekend, jousters from far and wide come to vie for top honors. Castle Gwynn, 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $20 adults, $7 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 395-9950 or tnrenfest.com.

Mon 26 Hendersonville Classic

All ages can participate in a 10K, 5K or one-mile run/walk to benefit the Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center. Registration/ packet pick up is at 5:45 a.m.; 5K is at 7 a.m.; 10K is at 7:30 a.m.; one mile is at 8 a.m.; awards ceremony is at 8:45 a.m. Drakes Creek Park, 130 Cherokee Road N., Hendersonville; adults: $30 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, ages 11 and younger are $25 for either race, one mile is $20; hendersonvilleclassic.org.

Memorial Day Madness

Spend the holiday with swimming, music, prizes and more. All ages. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 youth; 895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Tue 27 Outdoor Adventures

Bring your favorite bike to ride in the safe area and enjoy other outdoor activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Tuesdays for Tots: Summer Break SendOff

Preschoolers and parents can incorporate elements of current and upcoming exhibits into a mixed media art piece. Ages 3 - 5. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Wed 28 Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Thu 29 Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Fri 30 Brew at the Zoo

More than 100 craft beers are available to sample along with food trucks, live music, animal exhibits (until sundown) and more during this fundraiser for the zoo. Ages 21 and older (kids will not be allowed entry). Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 6:30 - 11 p.m.; $60 ($100 VIP), $20 for designated drivers; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Fireworks follow the game. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Sat 31 25th Anniversary Steam LocomotivePowered Excursion Trains

Enjoy a one-and-a-half hour train ride with an 0-4-0T cal-burning steam engine. Other activities include touring the locomotive cab between trips, enjoying live entertainment, viewing operating model railroads, shopping and more. Train rides depart at 9 a.m., 12 and 3 p.m. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; $15 - $65; 2449001 or tcry.org.

First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna MDO

Enjoy a day of community vendors, train rides, games, a dunking booth, inflatables, face painting, silent auctions, a cupcake walk and more. All ages. First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna, 540 Sam Ridley Pkwy. W., Smyrna; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $10 for a wrist band (individual tickets are also available); 459-2744 or dmaking@ comcast.net.

Music City Sports Festival

This sports-centric day features speakers and hands-on activities for all ages covering sports, including baseball, martial arts, basketball, archery, fishing, hunting, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, ping pong, football, running, billiards and more. All ages. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $5 ages 6 and older, free ages 5 and younger; musiccitysportsfestival.com.

Preschool Program: Song and Story Time

Little listeners can hear a story and participate in hands-on activities that focus on the basics of music, art and creativity. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; free with museum admission ($22 adults, $14 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger); 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

All ages can enjoy wild animal puppets as they teach about their habitats and daily lives. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017.

Relay for Life of Donelson-Hermitage

This fundraiser for the American Cancer Society features relays, live entertainment and activities. All ages. McGavock High School, 3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; $10 plus pledges; relayforlife. org.

Sickle Cell 5K

Participate in a 5K run/walk and kids’ fun mile to raise money for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. All ages. Shelby Park, 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 8 a.m.; $20 early registration, $25 race day, $5 kids’ fun mile; 888-695-0006 or sicklecellwalk.org.

Sounds Baseball

Root for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Iowa Cubs. Fireworks follow the game. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds. com.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce

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

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Carnival of the Animals

May 17 - 18 and Sunday, June 1; All ages Nashville Ballet at The Martin Center for Dance, 3630 Redmon St., Nashville; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; $18; 297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com.

Hansel and Gretel

May 3 - 4; All ages Dance Theatre of Tennessee at the Father Ryan High School Auditorium, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville; Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $20 - $25; 391-5500 or dancetheatretn.org.

music Aegis Sciences Classical Series: Brahms’ Requiem

May 29 - 31; All ages The Nashville Symphony Chorus celebrates it’s 50th anniversary by joining the orchestra for an evening of music by Brahms, Barber and Bernstein. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $23 - $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Aegis Sciences Classical Series: Branford Marsalis Plays John Williams

May 15 - 17; All ages Saxophonist Branford Marsalis joins the Nashville Symphony for a program featuring John Williams’ Escapades. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $23 - $143; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Air Assault Band Sunday, May 25; All ages The 101st Airborne Division band performs a patriotic salute in the Turner Courtyard (subject to weather). Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 3 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

An Evening with Sandi Thom

Saturday, May 3; All ages Enjoy an evening of blues rock music. TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $41.50; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

Arcade Fire

Thursday, May 1; All ages Take in a night of indie rock music featuring Grammy-winning Arcade Fire with special guests Kid Koala and Tune-Yards. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $30.50 - $60.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

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things to do Bank of America Pops Series: Neil Sedaka

May 8 - 10; All ages Pop legend Neil Sedaka joins the Nashville Symphony to perform a night of hits, including “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” “Laughter in the Rain” and “Love Will Keep Us Together.” Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Thu 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 8 p.m.; $44 - $138; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

The Ben Folds Project

May 2 - 4; All ages Musical artist Ben Folds performs new material while dancers from Nashville Ballet join him on stage. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $22.25 - $86; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

FREE Bowie Jubilee

Saturday, May 3; All ages Enjoy live music by Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters, and you can bring your own instrument to participate in the pickin’ party. Bowie Nature Park, 2711 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; bowiepark.org.

Diane Reeves

Friday, May 2; All ages Enjoy an evening of jazz and R&B music when Diane Reeves performs a mix or originals and classics (presented without orchestra). Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $34 $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Family Concert: Fiddle Frenzy

Saturday, May 3; All ages The Blair School of Music’s precollege old-time fiddle ensemble performs for families. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; free with museum admission ($22 adults, $14 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger); 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

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Franklin School of Rock Concert

Friday, May 16; All ages Members of Franklin School of Rock present a concert of songs from the 1990s. B.B. King’s, 152 Second Ave. N., Nashville; 7 - 9 p.m.; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 2219700 or franklin.schoolofrock. com/.

Franklin School of Rock: British Invasion

Saturday, May 17; All ages Members of Franklin School of Rock present a concert of music from across the pond. B.B. King’s, 152 Second Ave. N., Nashville; 4 p.m.; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 2219700 or franklin.schoolofrock. com.

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Friday, May 16; All ages All ages can enjoy an evening of bluegrass music under the light of the full moon. Warner Parks Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $20 adults, $10 ages 7 - 15, free ages 6 and younger, $5 pickers with an approved bluegrass instrument.; 370-8053 or friendsofwarnerparks.com.

Indigo Girls

Friday, May 23; All ages The Indigo Girls join the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $34 - $87; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Jazzfest

May 2 - 3; All ages Local, regional and national jazz artists perform during this family-friendly event including a large children’s activity area on Saturday (12 - 6 p.m.). Downtown Public Square, East Main St., Murfreesboro; Fri 6 - 11:30 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; 895-1887 or jazzfestmainstreet. com.

FREE Kid’s Hour

Wednesdays, May 7 and 28 Ages 10 and younger 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.

1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students; musiccityyo.org.

FREE Kid’s Hour

Friday, May 16; All ages Families can bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy live bluegrass music. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Wednesday, May 14; Ages 10 and younger Dennis Scott performs music for children. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660 or dennisscott.net.

FREE Kid’s Hour

Wednesday, May 21; Ages 10 and younger Local children’s entertainer Ginger Sands performs an interactive music program for kids. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660 or gingersands.com.

FREE Musicians Corner

Every Saturday; All ages Enjoy an afternoon of live music and Kidsville activities that include crafts, lawn games, face painting, musician meet and greets, and more. All ages. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 12 - 5 p.m.; musicianscornernashville.com.

FREE Side by Side Concert

Thursday, May 22; All ages The Curb Youth Symphony joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music by Holst, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and more. Door open at 5:30 p.m. and free tickets are general admission. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Spring Concert

Sunday, May 4; All ages The Nashville Chamber Singers present an afternoon of music. First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Road, Brentwood; 4 p.m.; 298-9517 or fpcnashville. org.

Spring Jam 2014

Saturday, May 3 Enjoy an evening of music by the Music City Youth Orchestra with guest artist Tracy Silverman. All ages. Belmont University’s Massey Performing Arts Center,

FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

We’re All 4 The Hall Benefit Concert

Tuesday, May 6; All ages Enjoy an evening of stories and music by Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack and more during this concert that benefits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena. com.

theater Agnes of God

May 23 - June 1; Ages 10 and older Imaginary Theatre Company at Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $18; 583-7620 or imaginarytheatrecompany.com.

Anna in the Tropics

May 16 - 31; Ages 12 and older Act 1 at the Darkhorse Theatre, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15; 726-2281 or act1online.com.

A Bad Year for Tomatoes

May 1 - June 8; Ages 10 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; 6469977 or dinnertheatre.com.

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May 22 - June 1; Ages 13 and older The Circle Players at Holy Trinity Community Church, 6727 Charlotte Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students; 332-7529 or circleplayers.net.

The Boys Next Door

Through Saturday, May 10; Ages 10 and older Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 2211174 or townecentretheatre. com.

The Color Purple

Friday, May 9; Ages 10 and older Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29.50 - $47.50 or nashvilleauditorium.com.

Company

May 16 and 18; Ages 13 and older Act Too Players at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Fri 7 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.; $15; acttooplayers.com.

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids

May 9 - 11; All ages The Sunshine Players at The Washington 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.

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr.

May 9 - 25; All ages Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students, $11 ages 12 and younger; 9042787 or boroarts.org.

The Drowsy Chaperone

May 24 - June 14; Ages 12 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. (please turn the page)

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Princess and the Pea

May 10 - 11; All ages The Act Too Players at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Sat 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sun 5 and 7 p.m.; $15; acttooplayers.com.

The Reluctant Dragon

May 9 - 10; All ages Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.; $8 adults, $5 students; 563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com.

Shrek the Musical

The cast of Million Dollar Quartet. Jesus Christ Superstar

May 29 - June 15; Ages 8 and older Hendersonville Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Main St., Ste. 204, Hendersonville; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students; 8266037 or hpactn.com.

Jubilee in the Rear View Mirror

May 9 - 24; Ages 12 and older Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 ages 11 and younger; 598-8950 or encore-theatre-company.org.

FREE Kindergarten Capers

Tuesday, May 20; All ages Bill Rice Christian Academy, 627 Bill Rice Ranch Road, Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; 8932767 or billriceranch.org/ brcamustangs.

Les Miserables

May 3 - 4; Ages 8 and older Studio Tenn at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 and 7 p.m.; $49 - $109; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Loves’ Labour’s Lost

May 9 - 25; Ages 12 and older 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.

Lyle the Crocodile

Through Sunday, May 11; All ages Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Sat 11 a.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $20 adults, $14 ages 2 - 17; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

Million Dollar Quartet

May 6 - 11; Ages 8 and older 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 - $75; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

Oklahoma!

May 15 - 31; Ages 8 and older The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $22 - $27 adults, $13 $18 children; 883-8375 or thelarrykeetontheatre.org.

Once Upon a Mattress

May 9 - 12; All ages Act Too Players at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 5 and 8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Mon 7 p.m.; $15; acttooplayers. com.

May 1 - 4; All ages The Star Bright Players at Freedom Middle School Auditorium, 750 Hwy. 96 W., Franklin; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $6; 790-5719, ext. 2030, or wcparksandrec.com.

Southern Fried Funeral May 30 - June 14; Ages 8 and older Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 students; 563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com.

The Three Little Pigs

Saturdays, May 3 - 24; All ages Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $8; 3000374 or oldeworldetheatre. com.

Unnecessary Farce

May 2 - 16; Ages 12 and older Lakewood Theatre Company, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $10 students; 847-0934 or lakewoodtheatreco.com.

Violet

Through Sunday, May 4; Ages 12 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; 554-7414 or streettheatrecompany.org.

The Wizard of Oz

May 15 - 17; All ages Christian Youth Theatre at Peoples Church, 828 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; $12 online, $13 at the door; cytnashville.org.

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davidson county BounceU

Bounce on inflatables at 2990 Sidco Drive; 255-1422; bounceu.com. Open play times are Tue - Fri 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 3 - 6 p.m., Sat 8:30 - 10 a.m. Cost is $7.95 ($6.95 siblings); cosmic glow-in-the-dark bounces are Mon 3 - 6 p.m. and Fri 6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 ($7 siblings).

FREE Brilliant Sky Storytime

Stories and sing-alongs take place every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 2002 Richard Jones Road, Ste. B-100, Nashville; 800-7754 or nashvilletoystore. com.

Centennial Sportsplex Public skate sessions, classes, aquatics 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 Community Centers & Activity Schedules

Visit nashville.gov/Parks-andRecreation/Community-Centersand-Recreation for a list of recreational activities and arts classes.

Monkey Joe’s

This inflatable play center is located at 1580 Gallatin Pike N., Madison; Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; $9 Mon - Thu, $10 Fri - Sun (ages 2 and younger are $5.50); 915-0561 or monkeyjoes.com.

Nashville Shores

Enjoy the giant wave pool, water slides, lazy river and the water tree house/sprayground at 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage. Open weekends May 10 - 11 and 17 - 18; open daily May 23 - Aug. 10. Gates open at 10 a.m., closing times vary; $34.99 those 52 inches and taller, $27.99 those 51 inches and shorter; 889-7050 or nashvilleshores.com.

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area

Nature programs at 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. See complete schedule at radnorlake.org or call 3733467.

Wave Country

A giant wave pool, water slides and a kiddie pool at 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy., Nashville. Open May 24 - Aug. 1. Mon - Thu 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is $20 adults, $10 ages 3 - 12. Call 8851052 or visit nashville.gov/ parks.

rutherford county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime

Stories and related activities for all ages every Mon and Sat at 11 a.m. at 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 895-8580 or bn.com. (please turn the page)

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

BounceU

Bounce on inflatables at 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro; 8938386 or bounceu.com. Call for open bounce and preschool play date times.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring

502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org; Ongoing programs: • Animal Antics Every Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. All ages. Meet one of the center’s resident animals • Crafternoons Every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. All ages. Participate in an arts and crafts activity • Nature Nuts Every Thursday at 4 p.m. All ages. Enjoy nature activities • Parents and Tots Mon Wed for ages 3 - 5; 9 a.m. • Science a la Carte Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. All ages. Conduct science experiments with the staff • Shake, Rattle & Roll Every Friday at 3:30 p.m. All ages. Explore percussion instruments • Snack Attack Every Monday at 3:30 p.m. All ages. Make treats in the kitchen • Wetland Walk Every Friday at 4 p.m. All ages. Tour the Murfree Spring wetland with a naturalist

Jumper’s Playhouse

Inflatable fun at 6600 New Nashville Hwy., Smyrna; 2207575 or jumpersplayhouse. com. Call for open bounce and toddler storytime information.

Patterson Park Community Center

521 Mercury Blvd. Murfreesboro; 893-7439. Ongoing programs: • Busy Bees: Ages 3 - 5 can learn to follow directions, improve coordination and practice good sportsmanship

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every Tue and Thu; 10:45 11:15 a.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; 895-5040. Ongoing programs: • Toddler Time with Thomas Ages 5 and younger can participate in activities that develop cognitive skills every Friday; 10 a.m.; $3 • Water Polo Ages 13 and older can play every Tuesday; 7 - 8:45 p.m.; $3 adults, $2 youth • Youth Volleyball 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; 2640183 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; 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 8248002 or visit my-gym.com/ hendersonville.

williamson county A-Game Sports Complex

Open skate lessons, laser chase, special events, fitness classes and sports for kids with two ice rinks, 12 volleyball courts, six basketball courts and outdoor fields. Located at 215 Gothic Court, Franklin, call 771-2444 or visit goagame. com.

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime

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

FREE Books-A-Million

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

FREE Family Trivia Night

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

Franklin on Foot Children’s Tours

The “I Spy Downtown Franklin” scavenger hunt takes place at Franklin’s Public Square by appointment; $11; 400-3808 or franklinonfoot.com.

FREE Franklin School of Rock

Kids of all ages can take a free 30-minute trial lesson in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, fiddle or vocals. Located at 616 Bradley Court in Franklin, call 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; open play is Tue - Wed 1 - 3 p.m., Thu 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; $12 per child (adults are free); 3704386 or glowgalaxy.com.

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. ($9), Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. ($10), Sun 12 - 6 p.m. ($10); ages 2 and younger are $6; 377-5900 or monkeyjoes.com.

Monkey’s Treehouse

An indoor play center located at 91 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood; open play times are Mon/Wed/Fri 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thu 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $8 ages 1 - 8; 942-7911 or themonkeystreehouse.com.

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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.

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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; $8 per child; 3738340 or pumpitupparty.com.

Girl Scout Daisy Day Saturday, May 31 Girls entering kindergarten this fall can learn about Girl Scouts and sign up as a Girl Scout Daisy from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 at five Middle Tennessee locations: Camp Holloway 7551 Holloway Road, Millersville Camp Piedmont 230 Pilot Knob Road, Readyville Crockett Park Log Cabin 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood Nashville Girl Scout Office 4522 Granny White Pike, Nashville St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 510 W. Main St., Franklin Learn more at gsmidtn.org. (please turn the page)

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Kids can enjoy spotting wildlife during a Blue Heron Nature Cruise. Cruises take place Wed - Sun this month. Blue Heron Nature Cruises at Riverbluff Park 175 Old Cumberland St., Ashland City 385-7007 or blueheroncruises.com

• Springtime Nature Cruise Wed - Sun. All ages. Enjoy a 90-minute float on a 22-passenger pontoon boat viewing wildlife along the way. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. $22 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12

BounceU 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville 255-1422 • bounceu.com/nashville

• Parents’ Night Out May 2, 9 and 30. Ages 3 12. Have a special night to yourself while your kids bounce on inflatables. 6 - 9 p.m. $18 ($15 siblings) • PreK & Play Every Thursday. Ages 3 - 6. You can run errands while the kids bounce away. 9:30 - 11 a.m. $16 ($10 siblings)

Brentwood Public Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood 371-0090, ext. 8290

• FREE Legos Mania WSM Tower Competition Friday, May 2. Ages 8 - 12. Enjoy a friendly competition building with Legos with prizes awarded. 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee 30 White Bridge Road, Nashville 760-1025 • cctenn.org

• Adoptive Parenting as Your Child Reaches Different Developmental Stages Monday, May 12. Parents. Learn about the particular needs of adopted kids

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through the different developmental stages of their lives, and discover resources to help you. 6 - 8 p.m. $10 ($15 per couple)

Christ Community Church 1215 Hillsboro Road, Nashville 777-9314 themusicclass.com/nashville

• FREE The Music Class Spring Demo Friday, May 30. Ages 4 and younger. Take an introductory music and movement class. 10 a.m.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro 890-2300 • explorethedc.org

• Parents’ Night Out Saturday, May 10. Ages 4 - 12. Enjoy a date night with your significant other while your kids have fun in the center. 6 - 9:30 p.m. $20 ($15 siblings)

Dyer Observatory 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood dyer.vanderbilt.edu

• Open House Day Tuesday, May 6. All ages. Tour the facility when astronomers are available for questions. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $6.27 • Telescope Night Friday, May 9. All ages. View the night sky through the telescopes, tour the facility and talk to astronomers. 8 - 10 p.m. $6.27

Fairview Recreation Complex 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview 799-9331, ext. 2310 wcparksandrec.com

• Children’s Pottery Tuesdays, May 6 - June 20. Ages 7 - 12. Make boxes, bowls and more using handbuilding slabs, coils and pinch pots while using a potter’s wheel. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $30

Franklin Recreation Complex 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin 790-5719, ext. 2010 wcparksandrec.com

• FREE How to Get Thousands of Dollars for College Thursday, May 22. Parents. In this workshop, learn secrets of the college financial aid system, how to increase your eligibility for financial aid, how to pick the colleges that will give you the best packages and how to find scholarships, grants and low-interest loans most parents don’t know exist. 7 p.m. • Sticky Fingers Preschool Club Mondays, May 5 and 12 or Wednesdays, May 7 and 14. Ages 3 - 6. Choose from a variety of materials to create art projects. 9:30 - 11 a.m. $12

Gateway Island 1875 W. College St., Murfreesboro tryborokidstri.org

• Try Boro Kids Triathlon Friday, May 2. Ages 5 - 14. Compete in a 2.5K or 5K race that is professionally timed. 6 p.m. $17


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• FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday, May 3. Ages 5 - 12. Make a flower planter for Mother’s Day. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Longview Recreation Center 2909 Commonwealth Drive Spring Hill 302-0971, ext. 2210 wcparksandrec.com

• Judo Karate Mondays, May 5 - 19. Ages 8 and older. This martial arts class combines judo and karate into an exercise program that builds confidence and self-esteem. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $30 • Little Fingers Tuesdays, May 6 - 27. Ages 2 - 4 with a parent. Create season-themed art projects. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $40 • Manga Critters May 6 and 8 or May 20 and 22. Ages 8 and older. Learn the fundamentals of cartoon drawing and how to draw a Chibi, an animal in the spirit of Japanse-style drawing. 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. $25 • Polynesian Dancing Wednesdays, May 7 - 28. All ages. Learn to dance like the island natives of Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand and Tahiti. Beginners 5:15 - 6 p.m., intermediates 6 - 7 p.m. $25 ($20 each additional family member plus a $5 supply fee) • Sticky Fingers Preschool Club Tuesdays, May 6 - 27 or Wednesdays, May 7 - 28. Ages 3 - 6. Enjoy a variety of crafting experiences to enhance fine motor and development skills. Tuesdays 9 - 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $40

LP Field 1 Titans Way, Nashville mayorsfieldday.com

• FREE Mayor’s Field Day Saturday, May 3. Ages 5 and older. Join Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the Tennessee Titans for a morning of fitness activities that include relay races, football tosses and other field day games. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mansker’s Station Visitor’s Center 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville 851-2231 • goodlettsvilleparks.com

• Southern Grace Etiquette Tea Saturday, May 17. Registration deadline is Friday, May 9. Ages 7 - 12. This program encourages self-confidence, poise, manners and graciousness. 10 - 11:30 a.m. or 12 - 1:30 p.m. $20

Monthaven 1010 Antebellum Circle, Hendersonville 822-0789 • hendersonvillearts.com • Beginner Songwriting Workshop Saturday, May 3. Ages 16 and older. Nashville-based professional songwriter J.D. Williams leads this class to help beginner songwriters hone their craft. 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. $25

The Music Class 5000 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood 777-9314 themusicclass.com/nashville

• FREE Spring Demo Class Saturday, May 31. Ages 4 and younger. Take an introductory music and movement class. 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Nashville Korean Presbyterian Church 5555 Franklin Pike, Nashville ironwoodacademy.org

• FREE Homeschooling 101 Workshop Monday, May 12. Families can learn about the benefits of homeschooling, the academic and social support provided by a tutorial and other helpful hints on how to reclaim their family life through homeschooling. 6:30 p.m.

Nashville Zoo 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville 833-1534 • nashvillezoo.org

• Zzzoofari Slumber May 24 - 25. All ages. Bring a tent, sleeping bas, toiletries and flashlights to camp out on zoo’s grounds while enjoying games and other activities. 4 p.m. - 9 a.m. $30 members 4 and older, $40 non-members

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood 370-4672 • owlshill.org

Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro 895-5040 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

• FREE Drown Proof Murfreesboro Free Swim Lesson Day Saturday, May 10. Ages 5 - 13. Take a complimentary swim lesson and participate in other safety awareness activities. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Firefighter Training Class Saturday, May 3. Ages 3 - 6. Learn what it takes to become a firefighter. 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. $3

The Wilderness Station 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro 217-3017 mufreesborotn.gov/parks

• Family Campout May 9 - 10. All ages. Take a onemile hike to the campground where you can enjoy games and campfire activities, guided night hikes and more. Participants must have taken the Wilderness Awareness Workshop prior to camping. Check-in is between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. and equipment is available upon request. $10 adults, $5 ages 5 - 12 • Tales and Trails Every Wednesday. Ages 4 - 7 with a parent. Enjoy stories about Tennessee wildlife while hiking the trails. 10:30 a.m. $3 • Wild Things Every Wednesday. Ages 1 - 4 with a parent. An introduction to the wonders of nature through songs, hikes, crafts and more. 9:30 a.m. $3

• Clay Day Saturday, May 17. All ages. Explore your creative side using the medium of clay to create an animal sculpture. 1 - 4 p.m. $15

Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro 893-2141 murfreesborotn.gov/parks

• A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 ... Let’s Go! Every Tuesday and Thursday. Ages 2 - 5. Enjoy songs, crafts, games, stories and more. 10 - 10:45 a.m. $3 • Mother’s Day Tea Party Saturday, May 10. Ages 3 - 10. Enjoy an old-fashioned tea party in honor of moms. The mom and daughter with the most festive attire will be recognized. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $3

Saint David’s Episcopal Church 6501 Pennywell Drive, Nashville 777-9314 themusicclass.com/nashville

• FREE The Music Class Spring Demo Wednesday, May 28. Ages 4 and younger. Take an introductory music and movement class. 10:30 a.m.

Be in Things to Do! Send us Your Events Deadline for June’s THINGS TO DO is Monday, May 5. All events must be submitted in writing. Submit event info to: chad@daycommedia.com Please include: Event Name • Date • Time Venue (with street address)

Sam Davis Home 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna 459-2341 • samdavishome.org

• Wine on the Veranda Friday, May 30. Ages 18 and older. Sample wines paired with foods from local restaurants, tour the museum, browse and purchase local art, listen to live music and more. 6 - 9 p.m. $45, $30 for designated drivers/youth

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tudio Tenn, Williamson County’s professional theater company’s new home is in The Factory at Franklin, and following its production of Les Miserables at the Schermerhorn this month, will be producing shows in The Factory’s Jamison Hall. Here’s what the new season brings: Fiddler on the Roof Sept. 4 - 14, 2014 Steel Magnolias Oct. 30 - Nov. 9, 2014 It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 4 - 14, 2014 The Cash Legacy: A Musical Tribute to the Man in Black Feb. 19 - March 1, 2015 The Wizard of Oz May 28 - June 7, 2015

Nashville Ballet presents a show just for kids May 17 - 18 and June 1.

Nashville Ballet Mounts Children’s Ballet Introduce your kids to the art of ballet when Nashville Ballet presents a show with them in mind with Carnival of the Animals. Sponsored by Nashville Parent, the ballet explores the value of diversity through the eyes of a mighty lion who cannot understand why everyone isn’t exactly like him. A wise,

“Studio Tenn’s aim is to honor the iconicism of these titles’ flagship performances while reaching beyond the conventional trappings to elevate the powerful truths at the core of these stories and characters that have endeared them to us for generations,” says Studio Tenn Artistic Director Matt Logan. “We want to celebrate the enduring relevance of these classics by re-invigorating them with a fresh, original perspective,” he adds.

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Season tickets go on sale Monday, May 5 (premium: $244.50, classic: $201.75). Visit studiotenn.com.

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creatures, including a fish, swan and elephant. The lion eventually learns that everyone is unique, and it’s those differences that make life interesting. With choreography by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, the ballet is set to Camille Saint-Saens’ composition of the same name. The show’s approximate run time is 30 minutes (great for short attention spans!), and after each performance, an interactive Q&A session will take place. Performances are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17; Sunday, May 18 and Sunday, June 1 at The Martin Center for Nashville Bal- $18. Call 297-2966 or visit nashvilleballet.com.

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SYMPHONY recently announced its 2014/2015 Pops Series, and it’s an awesome lineup kicking off Sept. 11 13 with The Four Tops. Other featured guests include Kenny Rogers, Styx, Boys II Men and Kenny G. Tony Award-winning performer Bernadette Peters closes the series next May 7 - 9, 2015, with a night of Broadway hits. For ticket info, call 687-6400 or visit nashvillesymphony.org ... Another season announcement comes from TENNESSEE REPERTORY THEATRE. Here’s what theater-loving families can look forward to down the pike: Sweeney Todd (Oct. 4 - 25), The Whipping Man (Feb. 7 - 21, 2015), Death of a Salesman (March 14 - 28, 2015) and Vonya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (April 11 - 25, 2015). In addition, The Rep is bringing back its holiday tradition with A Christmas Story (Nov. 29 - Dec. 21) this year. Learn more at tennesseerep.org.


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