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hat can I say? Love at first sight DOES happen. I know because it’s happened to me with my babies and with my dogs. My husband wanted a puppy. I said no. See, my family includes two senior dogs — two old ladies, we call them — very set in their ways, and of course, very laid back. Cody is a 14-year-old, 80-pound golden retriever whom we rescued from a bad situation when she was a pup (“You don’t want her,” the galoot of a guy said, “she’s got cateracts and she’s a runt”). What I saw was a gentle beauty and soft chocolate eyes regarding me. She was exactly what we wanted. It was love at first sight. My husband rescued our other senior dog (who’s now 13) when he discovered her, at about 8 weeks old, collarless and wandering a WalMart parking lot. He surprised me with her at the top of our driveway. Next thing I knew, 6-year-old Alexandra was rocking the puppy in her doll cradle. We crowned her Scout and Scout believes SHE owns US. My puppy reluctancy came from feeling that we really needed to honor our old dogs ... see them through to the end ... not upset the pack. Beware of big-hearted husbands who like surprising you with puppies, because his arms delivered Bella — a golden retriever, all 10 weeks of her — into mine. Bella has never met a stranger. Boom. We quartered off the kitchen,

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Your 4-year-old loves baths so much that he’s super hard to get out. Even if you try to drain the water ... he just stops it back up. What are some tricks to help get those water babies out of the tub? “You take your child by the hand and help them out of the tub. What mommy says goes. It’s that simple.” Amber Mae Harris

from the Behavior Modification Research Department at Vanderbilt. She was doing studies of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. I confronted her on the over medicating of children. She laughed and said yes we have really overmedicated them. She had no children of her own. My son was put on Xanax for stomach pain. This drug is very addictive — you are addicted in a matter of a couple days, and there are 40 pages of side effects. I watched him one day holding his head rocking back and forth saying, “Mommy, please make it stop.” It took two years to get him back to normal. His pain was from celiac disease. Parents should be told about what is going on. Thank you for what you have written. Shirley Young

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“Give desert after tub time so they know desert is coming the sooner they get out .... but yea what mommy says goes is the real answer, but I know not everyone raises their children that way.”

“In our house we go with the Duggar family motto...”If I say it, you obey it!” But with that being said, I just let my kids play until the water’s cold. Eventually they get out, and in the meantime I get lots of things done.”

“On bath night we pick a small treat for after, a fave show, story, special non-messy snack just to get our 3-year-old out of the tub. Sometimes the treat is just extra cuddle time with who ever she wants.” Donna Johnson

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At What Age Bikini? Does age matter when it comes to wearing bikinis?

Bikinis are like underwear.

Tankini offers ease of use.

I personally have never thought bikinis are OK. I feel like I’m in my bra and undies when I’m in one. And I don’t like my daughter in one, either. Just my opinion though.

Tankinis (which are getting harder and harder to find) for my girls AND their mommy. It’s easier to go to the bathroom and still age appropriate (for both of us!). Why is it so hard to find a bathing suit that leaves something to the imagination?

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She’ll wear whatever she wants! My daughter should get to wear whatever she wants. If some guy sexualizes her, that is HIS problem. He’s the disgusting one, not her. She shouldn’t have to dress to keep a pervert’s thoughts at bay. This is not the middle east. If some idiot is going to sexualize a child, they’re going to if the child is in a snowsuit or a bikini. Do you think a predator will NOT be interested in your child because they have six more inches of fabric covering their stomach? Think again! This year she chose a bikini because it had Hello Kitty on it, not because of the style. Last year she chose a Rapunzel one-piece with an attached skirt that went half way down her thighs. Nicole N Princess Emily

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It’s fine as long as it covers up enough. I guess I will be the bad mom here: I am fine with bikinis. With that being said, yes, there is that need for more material, for sure! I personally wear tankinis because I have stretch marks on my belly, but when I was younger I wore bikinis. Jessica Corley

Children in bikinis is just wrong. It makes my skin crawl to see infants and children under 15 in a two-piece. I’m 31 and I wear a two-piece with a shirt on top ... not self conscience, I just know the thoughts of some men. TanishaIsaiah AkeinaMom Harris

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No one should wear bikinis. I don’t think adults should wear bikinis ... it’s just swim approved under wear. I loathe seeing women at the pool with their goods hanging out! Even worse when it’s a kid. If you choose a bikini, please get one that covers all of your bottom and top. Seriously. Heather Centracchio

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Don’t Leave Dad Out! Dads can feel left out when there’s a newborn around. What are some ways you’ve helped get him involved with Baby? Dads, if you feel left out, you’re not doing your job right!

If Mom’s having difficulty, Dad should be there for her and Baby.

As a dad, if you’re feeling left out then you’re not doing your job as a dad. Hold your newborn, sing to him (no matter how off key) and read to your baby. It’s a simple concept — man up and get involved.

Our youngest is now 14, but when he was born my sweet husband took time off of work and took care of him. I had a hard time and a C-section; no doubt about it he stepped up and took over and I was so grateful! As Mr. Lawson says, it would be a dad’s own fault if he felt left out. Family means working together!

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Dads can help Moms get more sleep at night I work nights, so I take care of our baby for a few hours and let my wife try and sleep. I just do whatever I can to help my wife out. She did all the major work, so diaper duty and morning feedings are no biggie. I love my baby girl and our time together. Justin Watkins

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Let him have bathtime! Always teach Dads to give Baby a bath! Rebekah Becky Majors-Manley

Some just want to be a big part of it all from day one. My husband wanted to be a big part from day one, but I think he’s a natural nurturer. He was always holding the kids and changing diapers and prided himself that he could calm both the kids faster than I could. When he isn’t at work, he’s playing with the kids. Alison Windsor Owen

Take shifts and let Dad handle early mornings. To maximize sleep, we took shifts. I handled any needs before 3 a.m., and dad took early morning duties. He really enjoyed their time together and the chance to perfect his baby skills. Amanda Cook

Let him do the late night feedings and carry Baby while out in public. My husband is an awesome bath giver. I was breastfeeding but was totally OK with the 9 p.m. feeding being a pumped bottle. I’d go to sleep for a few hours and he’d bond with our son until midnight, just the two of them. I have learned after five kids to just trust him. He may not do it like me, but his love is just as deep for our kids and I think this respect has helped more than anything. I also asked him to carry our babies anywhere we went ... that way he got the questions or comments first. It worked for us. Meredith Cleaves Wogan


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water can develop an external ear infection (otitis externa) impacting the ear drum and canal if water gets stuck there, says Mark Krakauer, M.D., a pediatrician with St. Thomas Medical Group. “A moist

and irritated ear canal is a favorable environment for certain kinds of bacteria which can lead to infection,” he adds, and it can be remarkably painful. “Your ear wax can be helpful in preventing swimmer’s ear because it creates a barrier between your skin and the water,” says Susan Langone, M.D. of Nurture Pediatrics in Smyrna. “The wax protects your skin from the bacteria.” As a result, Langone says, it’s best to avoid using cotton swabs to remove wax from your child’s ear — only remove wax you can easily see. So what’s best for prevention? Ear drops, ear plugs or both? “Ear plugs that totally prevent water from entering the ear may help prevent infection by not allowing the ear canal to become a favorable environment for infection,” Kraukauer says. “However ear plugs them-

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selves may increase the chance of an infection if they are irritating to the ear,” he says. “Ear plugs or swim molds can be helpful in keeping your child’s ears dry IF they stay in,” says Langone. Audiologists can make customized ear plugs for your child that may work better. Drops work well as a drying agent (do not use them if your child has ear tubes or a hole in the eardrum, Langone says). Many parents prepare their own drops at home by mixing equals parts of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol. A few drops can be put in the ear right after swimming to help the water evaporate. If your child develops swimmer’s ear, antibiotic drops are in order with or without a topical steroid to reduce inflammation. If the ear canal is so inflamed that drops can’t easily be placed into the ear, a wick may be used by your pediatrician to allow the entry of the drops beyond the inflamed canal and on into the ear.

• Teach kids to dry their ears after swimming and to tip their heads to the side to allow water to drop out. • Leave ear wax in your child’s ears — only remove ear wax that’s outside the ear. • Blow dryers on low settings can help dry ears. • Swim smart: If there’s a high bacteria count in a pool, don’t swim in it. • Never place anything inside the ear canal if it causes discomfort. • Ask your pediatrician to suggest the right ear plugs for your child’s age. • Use caution: Children with a ruptured ear drum or ear tubes may need to avoid swimming altogether.

HEAD TO THE PEDIATRICIAN IF: • Your child’s ear or ears feel blocked or itchy • The ear canal is red and swollen • A milky fluid drains from your child’s ear • Your child’s ear is painful


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Create a festive and fun Fourth of July with easy crafts the entire family can make.

Paper Rocket Fireworks Decorate for your July 4th party with these cute rocket fireworks! What You Need Toilet Paper Roll or Paper Towel Roll Festive Napkin Glue Stick Scissors Red/Blue/Black Paper Skewer Tape Festive Garland

What You Do • Grab a festive napkin from your party supplies. • Unfold your napkin and lay it on the table flat and upside down. • Set your roll down on the napkin flush to the edge. • Cut off a strip of the napkin that fits the length of your roll. • Put a strip of glue on the roll. Attach napkin and roll it up. • Add a strip of glue to the end of the napkin to secure it in place. Allow to dry.

• Estimate where the center is and cut a line straight to it, but not all the way across! • Gently fold the circle to form a cone. • Add tape to the top of the roll on the inside to attach your cone. • Do that to at least to two sides to keep the cone in place. • Cut off three strips from your festive garland. • Grab a skewer and your festive garland strips and tape them to the inside of the roll at the opposite end of the roll.

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the Handlebar Helmet which provides a roundd, smooth edge — and less chance of injury in the aftermath of a fall. —ka 4. BUG SMARTIES PLAYWEAR One Step Only | onestepahead.com Price Varies Protect your little kids from mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers and more with this innovative clothing line from One Step Ahead and Insect Shield. Tested, proven and EPA registered, items include headbands, hoodies, long sleeve crew necks and roll-up pants in sizes 2T - 8. The first of its kind, repellent is bonded to the fabric and will last through 70 washes. —sd 5. BIKE LANE SAFETY LIGHT XFIRE | thexfire.com | $39.99 This bike attachment provides two powerful red lasers that mark the ground allowing the bike rider an appropriate sized bike lane. So, kids coming home from a friend's house near or after dark can have a safety zone projected on the ground around them making it easier for cars to know where they need to be to avoid an accident. —ka

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family getaway

Virginia Beach in the

SUMMER By Kiera Ashford

Dolphins, eateries and slides ... yippee! Your family memorymaking path awaits.

S Photos from top to bottom: Set up a chair and soak in the sun on this sandy beach covered in tiny shells. Lilliana learns about how dolphins make sound aboard the Rudee Flipper dolphinwatching trip. This collosus gorilla greets visitors to Ocean Breeze Waterpark.

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parkling rays of sunshine trickle down through a canopy of trees to dot the glistening calm waters of the marsh like jewels just before we set out on another adventure in Virginia Beach. From nature kayak excursions, dolphin-spotting boat rides, frolicking on the beach and getting soaked at the waterpark, there’s a bounty of things to do here ... and it’s a straight 11-hour drive from Nashville.

SPLASH OUT! After soaking up the sun on the beautiful sandy beach dotted with tiny shells, take the family on over to Ocean Breeze Waterpark for some splashing good times.

There are many water slides for all ages to conquer. We loved the slides at the cliff where the Coconut Drops and Bamboo Shoots slides are — two are enclosed and two are open top. They’re short rides, but the end has you feeling like your flying off the cliff in a waterfall plunging into a cool pool of water. Seeking a more thrilling soak? Head over to the Sea Serpent. This fully-enclosed single- or double-tube slide has high-banking turns on a super crazy path. You’re in the dark, so you really have no idea what lies ahead! Your tummy will be tickling with anticipation. There are so many slides for just the little ones that you’ll find


yourself having trouble deciding which one to go down first. The cutest little water feature was the mini lazy river, Little Amazon. It’s made for kids 48 inches tall and shorter. Parents can either sit on the side and watch them go round (it’s a short distance) or can wade through the water with them as it’s less than knee deep. Hook’s Lagoon is a newer water play structure packed with interactive features like sprayers, a slide and a tipping bucket ready to dump tons of water on kids below. Want some waves without the sand? Check out the million-gallon wave pool. The park also offers free parking and sunscreen, life vests for non-swimmers as well as lockers to stash your stuff safely. You can also rent a cabana by the lazy river and enjoy a shaded area as the park is in full sun.

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS Just when you think you’ve had enough of the water, you’ll realize that you’ve been missing out on all the wonders of nature. So, before you get water logged, schedule a kayak trip with the family at Surf & Adventure. Just out back of the shop is where the fun begins. The beauty of the water from the dock, shaded beneath the canopy of the trees, only gets better. You’ll be guided through the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge out toward open

water. We had to turn back at that point as the water was a bit tough for us, especially with our then 3-year-old and 7-year-old. They loved riding in the front of our two-person kayaks and listened intently to the guide giving us loads of information about the wildlife surrounding us. You have the chance to glimpse raccoons, opossums, grey and red foxes, muskrats, herons, osprey, bald eagles, kingfisher and colorful birds. It was fun to see our kids spot the wildlife as we gently guided our kayaks through the water. For more nature spotting, sign up for a Dolphin-Watching Boat Trip aboard the 65-foot Rudee Flipper. Meet at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet to set sail on a dolphin-spotting spree. Sometimes, you can hardly get out of the inlet before you start seeing your first dolphins. This excursion is also sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center — an associate from the center will be aboard your tour to show skeletons and give you lots of information on dolphins and how they interact with each other.

WORKIN’ UP AN APPETITE? Your family’s sure to be hungry after all the fun of the day. If you haven’t already dined at the attraction you were at or out after those visits, then you should head

over to Pi-ZZERIA. It’s a newer pizzeria that features the area’s only rotating brick-stone oven. They offer a variety of unique pizzas and they’re made daily from scratch. You can watch from the window on the sidewalk, too. The kids loved seeing them throw the dough into the air and make fantastic spins before layering it down with some yummy toppings. We went a little off the radar from our norm and tried the Mac & Cheese Pi. It was surprisingly delightful. You can also pick from salads, pasta, antipasto, paninis, calzones and a kids’ menu.

WHERE TO STAY With a wide variety of places to stay in Virginia Beach, you should definitely take the family to Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach. This family-friendly hotel offers much more to do in the way of pools than you would think. And, being right on the beach makes it perfect. So, if you’re going to walk out and plop down in the sand for some ocean fun, you’re all set. But, if it just happens to rain, then you have an indoor and outdoor pool to play in! The indoor pool is a mini lazy river. You’ve gotta bring your own float, but

the grotto-like scene is fun and the kids love the waterfalls. There’s also an indoor hot tub. Outdoors, there are two more pools at one end of the hotel — one has swimming room with two mini, enclosed water slides attached. The kids will slide repeatedly until they’re exhausted! The other pool is actually another mini lazy river. Both pools are also complete with rock formations to set the scene. There’s another even bigger pool outdoors near the center of the hotel. They schedule fun games to play with hotel guest, too. Our 7-yearold participated in a cannonball contest. That was funny. Towels are also provided poolside. Done swimming? There’s a small theatre that schedules familyfriendly movies. Or, sign the kids up for Splash Camp for some educational fun with other hotel guests’ kids. Your kids are sure to make some new friends and learn new things. After all that fun at the hotel, you’re ready to crash! Head back up to your room and rest in the big, comfy beds. Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and mom to two ages 4 and 8.

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Fun on the Fourth!

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Kids can have fun climbing the rock wall in the Family Fun Zone during the Music City July 4 celebration in downtown Nashville.

elebrate America’s independence Music City style with your kids on Friday, July 4! The fun kicks off in downtown Nashville at the Family Fun Zone on Broadway and Fifth Avenue, featuring live music, games and inflatables. In addition, Dippin’ Dots will attempt to garner the Guinness World Record for the most ice cream cups prepared by a team of five in three minutes. Live music at First and Broadway starts at 6:45 p.m. with Billy Currington, Ashley Monroe and Striking Matches. At 9:45 p.m., the Nashville Symphony performs music choreographed with the fireworks at the riverfront. All activities are free. Learn more at 259-4730 or visitmusiccity.com/july4th. Find more area fireworks celebrations in “Things To Do” on page 78.

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Support the efforts of Agape Rescue during Glitter & Glam on Sunday, July 27 at Hutton Hotel.

Volunteer with Youth Villages Lend a hand to kids served by Youth Villages, the nonprofit that helps emotionally and behaviorally troubled children, many of whom are in foster care. Volunteer opportunities include foster parent recruitment, tutoring, teaching job and interview skills, teaching kids a talent and more. Volunteer Venture takes place the first and second Saturdays each month from 10 - 11:30 a.m. During these days, volunteers can participate in group activities with the kids and staff — it’s a great opportunity to learn more about volunteering and how you can help. Learn more at 250-7200 or youthvillages.org.

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Talk about an event that’s gone to the dogs! The Sixth Annual Glitter & Glam benefits Nashville’s Agape Rescue, the nonprofit whose mission is to find “forever homes” for abandoned or displaced dogs. Hosted by the cast of TNT’s Private Lives of Nashville Wives, the event features a fashion show with human attire by Glitz Nashville as well as canine couture. Silent and live auctions feature items from Platinum Jewelers, celebrity autographed guitars, tickets to the 2015 CMT Awards, travel packages and more. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres during the event. The show takes place Sunday, July 27 at Hutton Hotel (1808 West End Ave., Nashville) from 5 - 8 p.m. Tickets are $70. Get them at glitterandglam.org.

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It’s one of Middle Tennessee’s biggest annual events — the Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival — and the 37th annual event, taking place July 11 13, is named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society. Families can enjoy competitions in buckdancing, clogging and bluegrass music. You can also take in storytelling and kids’ activities. Gates open Fri and Sat at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger. Admission is free on Sunday for the worship service starting at 10 a.m. The event takes place at Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro. Visit uncledavemacondays.com.


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Chill Out at the Zoo Saturday, July 26 Your family can beat the summer heat during Nashville Zoo’s annual Ice Day on Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Glide through a make-believe flurry of snow, zip down an inflatable water slide, see ice carving demonstrations, cool off with Blue Bell ice cream samples, watch animals enjoy popsicle treats and participate in an ice cream eating contest (12:30 and 12:45 p.m. ages 8 - 12, 1 p.m. ages 13 - 18, 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. ages 19 and older; registration is on a first-come, first serve basis and is limited to 20 participants per contest). The zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville. Ice Day is included with gate admission: $15 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12. Call 8331534 or visit nashvillezoo.org.

Cut a Rug with Metro Parks Families can enjoy time together every Saturday night (except July 5) through August at Centennial Park’s event shelter during Metro Parks’ Big Band Dances. These fun outings features a different big band each week along with a different style of dance instruction. Dance lessons take place from 7 - 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 - 8:50 p.m. The rest of the time, until 10 p.m., you can cut loose and enjoy dancing to live music. It’s fun for all ages, and it’s free!. Call 862-8400 or visit nashville.gov/parks.

Film Seminar for Teens July 21 - 24

High school students can have fun watching and critiquing movies during the Film Itself series at the Belcourt Theatre.

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STUDIO TENN theater company hosts is fourth annual One Night Only gala to benefit its upcoming fifth season on Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at The Factory’s Jamison Hall in Franklin. The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music and entertainment. Tickets are $100 - $125. Call 888-664-6362 or visit studiotenn.com ... Enjoy free music every Thursday during the SUMMER CONCERT SERIES at The Streets of Indian Lake. The free event takes places from 6:30 - 9 p.m. through Aug. 28. Upcoming bands include Neon Summer, Riski Bizness, Mike Claiborne, Some Assembly Required, Big Boomer Bang, Texarkana, the Peter Moon Band and more ... THE GOODLETTSVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET takes place every Thursday from 3 - 6 p.m. at Goodlettsville Church of Christ (411 S. Main St.). Buy local produce, free-range meats, live plants, baked goods, herbs, crafts and more. Visit imaginegoodlettsville.org.

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he sound of “oohs” and “ahhs” can quickly change to whimpers and cries when suddenly everything you expected with your newborn flies right out the proverbial window. Nothing can prepare you for the real thing once Baby arrives, but we have a few pointers that may be most helpful to you as a new parent.

FOR YOU PREP FOR HELP You know your household routine better than anyone. So, prepare something that pretty much explains what you do each and every day. That way, when the husband or someone who wants to help asks what needs to be done, all you have to do is hand them the list or delegate an item from that list. You might even include some chores. Don’t fret over the small stuff, allow those that are willing to help.

SET VISITATION TIMES The last thing you need once you come home is to put on a happy face for visitor after visitor. So,

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set a time and stick to it. Don’t allow just one more visitor, either. You’ll find yourself needing even more sleep once they’re all gone. Baby needs you to be well rested, too.

CREATE A SHOPPING LIST You’re home with your newborn and you really shouldn’t be worrying about grocery shopping … besides, you can’t drive just yet! Create a list of items that you stock regularly and include some that you think you may need once you get home — extra feminine products for you, diapers, wipes, items for other family members, etc. Add some extra healthy snacks for you, too, because keeping yourself well fed and hydrated helps promote good breastmilk production.

ACCEPT BREASTFEEDING HELP You thought you’d had “latch on” at the hospital, but once you got home, Baby didn’t seem to latch so well. Stress caused by the hospital to home transition could be complicating things. Reach out to the lactation consultant from your hospital or try the La Leche League (llli.org). Sometimes, just a little support and encouragement is all you need. An important thing

to remember is to KEEP CALM! The more relaxed you are, the better your let down will be.

LET DAD HELP He may have seemed a little helpless at the hospital, but once you get home, allow Dad to help with anything that Baby needs so you can share the new parent duties. Don’t believe that only YOU know how to do things; encourage your husband’s involvement and trust him to find his own way or ask advice if he needs it. If it’s your first child, you’re both probably learning at the same speed.

FOR BABY NEWBORN CARE Be sure you know all about any birth marks or other features on your newborn before you leave the hospital. That way, it won’t surprise you and stress you out. You can also keep an eye on them and make sure nothing changes. Know the proper way to clean his umbilical cord, circumcision, nose, etc. Ask your doctor before you leave the hospital just to make sure you know you’re doing it right. I had changed diapers many times, but when it was time to leave the hospital with my second child, I had to ask

a nurse if I was folding his diaper down the right way to allow room for the umbilical cord. Just a little reassurance is nothing to be fearful of asking for.

DO LAUNDRY PREP If you have all your laundry done and all the new clothes for Baby pre-washed in a detergent like Dreft, then you may not have to worry about laundry for the first few days you’re home. The more you have preprepped the better. Babies make messes no matter their age, and it’s better to have him clothed and comfy instead. Make sure you have plenty of swaddle blankets ready, and of course, bibs and burp cloths — you’ll go through them quickly.

BE READY FOR RESTLESS NIGHTS Newborns don’t have a switch that tells them it’s time to sleep. They need to eat every three hours or so and will probably sleep in two- to threehour increments for the first few months of their lives. So, if he’s up a lot during the night, don’t worry about it. He’s more than likely hungry or needing a change of diaper. Give him that and he just might fall back to sleep instantly.

PREP BABY’S SLEEPING AREA Whether you decide to allow Baby to sleep in a bassinet or crib, be sure to keep all loose items out. Keep in mind that it’s best for him to sleep on his back, too, to help prevent against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Also, those fancy bumpers, yeah, not so great when it comes to Baby needing to breath once he’s somehow rolled over to face them.

OUT & ABOUT Your newborn will soon have to visit the doctor, and you probably already scheduled that appointment while you were at the hospital. If not, be sure to call once you’re home with Baby to set his first appointment. Schedule all your other things to be done around that time and plan your route. That way, you’re only out of the house once and can make all your stops — which will be less stressful on both you and Baby. Also, if Baby’s getting shots, give him a dose of pain medicine before you leave for the doctor’s office. Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and mom to two ages 4 and 8.


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ou’re slathered in sunscreen at the pool, but should your 5-month-old be, too? Not usually, says Hari Cheryl Sachs, M.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “The best approach is to keep infants under 6 months out of the sun,” Sachs says. Since infants have a higher surface-area to body-weight ratio compared to older children and adults, an infant’s exposure to the chemicals in sunscreens is greater, increasing the risk of side effects from it. But, Sachs says, if you must be in the sun, with your pediatrician’s OK, apply a small amount of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to Baby’s inner wrist to see if there’s any sensitivity to it. If not, apply gingerly. For Baby’s best outcome in the sun, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says dress infants in lightweight long pants, longsleeved shirts and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn. Tight weaves are better than loose.

Infant Sun Safety • Stay in the shade. • Ask your pediatrician before using any sunscreen on your baby. • Make sure your infant wears clothing that protects; if you can see your hand through the fabric, it’s too sheer. Keep a hat on Baby at all times. • Watch your baby carefully to make sure he doesn’t show warning signs of sunburn or dehydration. These include fussiness, redness and excessive crying. • Hydrate! Give your baby formula or breast milk if you’re out in the sun for more than a few minutes. Don’t forget to use a cooler to store the liquids. • Take note of how much your baby is urinating. If it’s less than usual, it may be a sign of dehydration, and that more fluids are needed until the flow is back to normal.

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What If ... I’m Not a Good Parent ?! Books Can Help You Find Your Way

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he beginning of parenthood can have you questioning yourself: What if I don’t bond with my baby? What if my instincts fail me? What if I’m not a “natural” parent? These kinds of thoughts are natural and almost always unfounded, based upon your desire to be a good parent. The key attribute of a good parent is responsiveness, says William Sears, M.D., author of more than 30 books on child care. If you are responsive to your baby’s cues — even if you sometimes can’t figure out what he wants or needs — you’re a good enough parent, as long as you care and try. Meanwhile, read up!

Classic parenting books: Between Parent and Child by Dr. Haim G. Ginott, Alice Ginott and H. Wallace Goddard Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care by Benjamin Spock, M.D.

Current top parenting books: The Portable Pediatrician by William Sears, M.D. The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley and William Sears, M.D.

The Baby Book by William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, M.D.

The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler

The SleepEasy Solution by Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack

The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting by Bunmi Laditan

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber, M.D. What to Expect the First Year by Sandee Hathaway, Arlene Eisenberg and Heidi Murkoff

Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson Teach Your Children Well by Madeline Levine

Best Age to be Pregnant?

20s Your body is primed to handle the demands of carrying a baby at a younger age. You’re at the lowest risk for pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, chronic hypertension and pre-eclampsia. You’re also less likely to have a baby with Down syndrome or spina bifida. In your 20s, once your baby is born, caring for and keeping up with him should be relatively easy for you. “Young patients are more likely to be healthy,” says Brad Chesney, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., an OB/GYN at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. “They tend to have fewer medical problems and consequently take fewer medications and are also, generally, more physically fit,” he adds.

30s Many women in their 30s feel more psychologically ready for motherhood than they do in their 20s. You’re at higher risk of developing certain complications, but the majority of healthy women still have uneventful pregnancies in their thirties. “Newer data in recent years shows healthy women postpone childbearing for career advancement,” says Elizabeth Oldfield, M.D. of Doctors for Women in Nashville. “Age 25 – 35 may be ideal, but age 35 – 45 is not a contradiction especially in healthy, motivated women who receive optimum medical care before and during their pregnancy,” she adds. In women older than 35, it is recommended to consult a physician prior to conceiving and also if you are unsuccessful in conceiving after six months of trying.

40s Having a baby in your 40s is common these days, and the majority of older mothers have normal pregnancies. Still, the risk of complications rise after age 40. “The main risk is for fetal chromosome abnormalities such as Down syndrome,” says Alison Mullaly, M.D., OB/GYN at Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center. “Studies also show that women who are pregnant after 40 have a higher risk of gestational diabetes, hypertension and C-section delivery.” The good news? If you’re physically fit, eat well, and don’t have pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, your overall risk of other complications isn’t markedly higher than that of a woman in her 20s or 30s.

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elli was multitasking as usual, cooking in the kitchen while trying to review some paperwork. She’d been interrupted numerous times by her two kids with requests for snacks, she’d absorbed multiple and refereed arguments, and wondered if her knee pain was worse than the throbbing of her head. Nevertheless, she still feels badly about her behavior early that evening. She’d erupted like only a mom volcano can: “Enough! Get out of here! I can’t stand you anymore! Leave me alone!” The look on her 4-year-old daughter’s face said it all: the eyes were wide and she immediately jabbed her thumb between her lips. Her other child began to whimper. She wished she could take back her bubbling spew, but of course she couldn’t. The words hadn’t come from her heart, only from some dark, stressful place that had pushed her limits. The truth is, we all say the wrong thing sometimes — some of us more than others — and we leave our kids hurt, angry and confused. They may bounce back a little while later, but they won’t forget so quickly. Try hard to guard from saying some of the more hurtful things that can bubble up at the worst possible moments:

“Leave me alone!” We ALL need an occasional break from the kids from time to time. Trouble is, if you tell your child, “Don’t bother me” or “I’m busy” regularly, he’ll internalize that message and begin to think there’s no point in talking to you because you’re always brushing him off. If you do it a lot when your kids are little, they may be less likely to tell you things as they grow up. Instead, set aside “me” time for yourself by trading off child care with your partner or a friend or even parking your child in front of a video so you can have half an hour to relax and regroup. Also, learn how to recognize your breaking point and be prepared to make a statement in the event it could happen, says psychologist Madeline Levine in her latest book, Teach Your Children Well. Calmly say to your kids, “I have to finish something, so I need you to do something on your own for a while. When I’m done, we’ll go outside together.” Just be sure you follow through!

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“You’re so ...”

‘You can’t do anything!’

Avoid shortchanging your child by labeling him, saying for instance, “Why are you bullying Thomas?” or “How can you be so lazy?” or sometimes your child may overhear you telling someone, “She’s my shy one.” Little kids believe what they hear without question, especially when it’s about themselves, so anything negative you say to them about themselves can affect who they become. Joey gets the message that bullying is in his nature. “Lazy” Molly begins to think of herself that way. Even labels that seem true or safe like “smart” pigeonhole a child and put difficult expectations on her. Think back: you can remember your parents saying something to you that cut like a knife. “You’re so hopeless” can be your child’s memory if you’re not careful. Better to respond to your kids’ specific behaviors and omit the adjectives altogether, says Laura Markham, Ph.D., in her book, Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids. For example, “Thomas’s feelings were hurt when you told the kids not to play with him. How can we make him feel better?”

Quick snarky remarks hurt a child’s feelings quickly just like they do adults. Learning is always a process of trial and error and everyone has a different learning curve. Did your child really mean to spill milk when he tried to pour it from that heavy gallon jug? Or was he trying hoping that he’d succeed? See? And even if he’s made the same mistake before, your pointing it up to him doesn’t help. Stay away from saying things like, “It’s about time!” and “I can’t believe you!” Without feeling “I can do it,” a child is gravely handicapped from succeeding in every arena, says Michele Borba, Ph.D., author of Parents Do Make a Difference. What he hears is that he’s hopeless and incapable of doing things right. Is that what you want him to hear?

“Don’t be a cry baby” Kids get upset enough to cry — especially toddlers who struggle with expressing how they feel. While it may feel natural to warn your child about his feelings, saying, “Don’t be” doesn’t help. It’s OK to be sad or scared. Help him understand his feelings so he can learn how to deal with them: “It must make you really sad when Joshua says he doesn’t want to be friends anymore.” By naming the real feelings that your child has, you empower him to understand and express himself, says Levine, and he’ll begin expressing himself better and crying less in due time.

“Why can’t you be more like ...?” This kind of comparison will almost always backfire. You may think it helps to hold others up to your child, but he sure doesn’t. Saying, “Look how helpful Mary Kate is!” in front of your unhelpful child won’t work. Your child is herself, she’s not Mary Kate. So while it’s natural to compare your kids, don’t let your kids hear you. Being pressured by comparisons can confuse your child and even cause her to resent you while undermining her selfconfidence. Encourage the unique qualities your child has and the things she achieves for herself instead.

“You do that one more time and I’ll ...” You just may start sputtering idle threats when you’ve reached the end of your rope. The trouble is, if you don’t follow through on what you’re threatening, your words will mean nothing and eventually your child will see you as a doormat. Remember as you parent your young kids that the younger a child is, the longer it takes to learn. With older kids, idle threats are 100 percent useless. It’s much more effective to develop some parent tricks you can employ such as redirecting behavior, time out or consequences rather than to tell your child what awful thing will happen if he doesn’t stop what he’s doing and then not doing anything at all, says psychologist John Mayer, author of Family Fit.

“Hurry up!” Forget this one. Everywhere we turn we’re being told to hurry up. Tell your child to hurry up and he’ll slow down on purpose, never fails. If you’re starting to impatiently screech about how busy you are to your kids and that they need to get a move on to help you out, caution. It can be very hectic in households when everyone’s preparing to go their separate ways — don’t let the last image they have of you from the morning be your angry face, says family therapist Paul Coleman, author of How to Say It to Your Kids. Jenna Young is a mom and a local freelance writer.


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he average pediatric dental office sees from 75 to 125 children per doctor per day according to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.

But Dr. Kurt Swauger and the staff at Swauger Pediatric Dentistry practice a different kind of dentistry. They limit their number of patients to 40 per day so that children and their parents can be assured of getting the highest quality dental care available in stress-free, kid friendly surroundings. “We want to establish a rapport with children before they ever sit in the dental chair. That’s why our first meeting is with children and their parents – who are just as much our patients as their children – in the waiting area. If a parent is nervous, their child picks up on that, so this lowers the anxiety level for both of them. It makes for a more positive experience and children learn early that it’s okay to go to the dentist,” says Dr. Swauger. “I think of our patients as my ‘dental children’ and our practice as their dental home. Prevention is our first priority in treating our patients and educating parents about the causes of cavities is key to this,” says Dr. Swauger. Parents are encouraged to go back with their children at this first visit. Dentists who specialize in pediatric care have more training than other dentists, immersing themselves in two to three more years of study after dental school with courses that help them better understand the behavior, growth and development of children. “From their first visit at age one through age twelve, pediatric dentists understand every stage, the type of treatment needed at that stage and how well the child will accept the treatment,” explains Dr. Swauger. “Good dental health allows them to not only do better in school, but grow and mature into healthy adults as well.” Dr. Swauger is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and board certified to practice pediatric dentistry in Tennessee, having completed the advanced degrees necessary for specialization. Dr. Swauger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of both the Tennessee Dental Association and the Nashville Dental Association, as well as a proud member of “The Summit Institute”, group of dental professionals. Dr. Swauger has been voted as one of the best pediatric dentists by readers of Nashville Parent and Sumner Parent Magazine for the past 16 years. This year, he is also honored to have been nominated as a Mom-Approved Favorite Doc.

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CHIROPRACTIC Ronson Dykstra, D.C. Mission Chiropractic, Cool Springs missionfamilychiro.com

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He’s an amazing doctor who listened to my needs and wants during my pregnancy. He listens to me while also sharing his feelings/ opinions, but he NEVER pressures me into something I don’t want to do! I really appreciate that. He’s also personable!

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Welcome to Adams Pediatric Dentistry, home of two nominated Favorite Docs! We have been providing comprehensive pediatric dental care to children in Middle Tennessee for over 37 years. Both dentists are board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Adams, Sr. has served as an examiner and consultant for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and on the committee of sedation and general anesthesia for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently serves as the pediatric consultant for the Tennessee Board of Dentistry’s committee on sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Adams, Sr. also is a member of the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Adams, Jr. is a member of the Tennessee Dental Association Anesthesia/ Sedation Committee. Voted Best Pediatric Dentist in the 2013 Best of Parenting by readers of Nashville Parent magazine.

PEDIATRICIAN Candice S. Crewse, M.D. Capstone Pediatrics, Brentwood centpeds.com

Dr. Crewse is very quick and efficient in her work. She always provides great client support. She works well with both of my boys. Candance Walton

Jennifer Ketchum, M.D., F.A.A.P. Grace Pediatrics, Smyrna gracepeds.com

Dr. Ketchum has been our pediatrician for at least two years now for our two kids. She’s a good listener, never in a hurry, thorough and reassuring about any questions we might have. My kids respond to her well, and the office staff is great, too. Joy Wallace

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Ruth Ross Edmonds, DDS, MDS BRACES BY DR. RUTH 1704 Charlotte Ave., Ste. 100, Nashville (615) 321-3663 bracesbydrruth.com

Warm, accomplished and delighted to work in orthodontics (she knew she wanted the vocation in the sixth grade!), when your child comes to Braces by Dr. Ruth he’ll receive customized treatment from Doctor Ruth herself. He’ll look forward to visiting her bright and friendly office in the heart of Nashville and interacting with the top-notch staff, all who partner with Dr. Ruth to provide an outstanding experience of value and quality for your family. Dr. Ruth received her Bachelors in psychology (pre-dental minor) from Vanderbilt and really understands how to motivate kids (and parents!) toward excellent results during treatment. With a DDS from Meharry Medical College and graduate training in orthodontics from the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Dr. Ruth stays on top of today’s cutting edge technologies whether it’s Invisalign, traditional braces or Acceledent (faster orthodontic treatment through vibrations). If you’re seeking personalized, positive care for your child’s orthodontic treatment, Dr. Ruth and her staff have got you covered.

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Favorite Nashville Parent’s

FAVORITE DOCS

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Pediatric Dentistry

Jameel Clark, M.D. Capstone Pediatrics, Nashville centpeds.com

We are new to Nashville and finding a pediatrician is an overwhelming task. My oldest son, 8, had a very specific and sensitive medical issue that needed attention and was being ignored by his pediatrician in Florida. Dr. Clark, without hesitation, identified the problem, gave us reassurance it could be fixed and had us in the surgeon’s office within days. My son’s problem was more invasive then we initially thought and had it not been for Dr. Clark’s actions, my son could’ve had lifetime issues with it. Also, my youngest son, 5, was sick for several days and we were told (by a different doctor) he just had a virus and would get better. Dr. Clark said something isn’t right and turns out he had pneumonia and that the spots on his back were contagious and not just a “bug bite” as told to us by other doctors. Dr. Clark has a way of listening that I do not feel many doctors possess anymore. He guides you without holding your hand and has the insight to get additional attention when needed rather than accepting insurance delays, etc. (continued on page 51)

2014

FAVORITE DOCS — A Special Advertising Section — PROFILE

Jim Kendrick, D.D.S. KENDRICK DENTAL 5518 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 615-889-7363 Concord Mills Family Dentistry 6438 Nolensville Road, Nolensville 615-941-1157 kendrickdentalgroup.com

Dr. Kendrick earned his DDS degree from UT Memphis. Our general dentistry practice was established in Hermitage in 2000 and a second location opened in the Nolensville area. Dr. Kendrick provides dental care for the entire family. He and his wife Michelle have 2 children, KENDRICK DENTAL Jamie and Jack. Outside the office he AESTHETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY BRENTWOOD / NOLENSVILLE 6438 Nolensville Rd. Hermitage | 5518 Old Hickory Blvd. their enjoys attending sporting events 615-941-1157 615-889-7363 and family trips to the KENDRICK DENTAL beach. AESTHETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY Hermitage | 5518 Old Hickory Blvd. 615-889-7363

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Edward C. Perdue, DDS 8120 Sawyer Brown Road, Ste. 103 Nashville, TN 37221 (615) 662-2191 healthyteeth4kids.com

Before graduating from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry, Dr. Perdue attended Vanderbilt University from 1983 to 1985 and the University of Alabama from 1985 to 1988, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. After dental school, Dr. Perdue completed a two year residency in pediatric dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia, where he trained in all aspects of oral health care for children, adolescents and people with special needs. In 2004, Dr. Perdue became board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, an accomplishment reached by only one third of the pediatric dentists in the United States. Board certification consists of an intense written examination and case studies that required eight years of clinical skill to complete. Dr. Perdue is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is past President of the Tennessee Society of Pediatric Dentists. He is a Board Member of the Interfaith Dental Clinic in Nashville, where volunteers serve the working poor. Our office was created with the needs of your children in mind. Kids love the bright colored art on the walls, the game room and chair-side televisions with movies playing; but our professional and caring staff is what sets our office apart. Come see for yourself. As a pediatric dental office, we are uniquely qualified to provide all areas of care for your children, teens and patients with special needs. This includes cleanings, fillings, orthodontics, custom made mouth guards, sedation dentistry and staff privileges at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. We are very proud of our nomination as a Favorite Doc and take seriously the responsibility of living up to these high standards every day. We accept most insurances and want to make it easy for you to get the care you need for your children by providing third party financing. Visit our website for more details and please visit our Facebook too! BRENTWOOD / NOLENSVILLE 6438 Nolensville Rd. 615-941-1157


Favorite Nashville Parent’s

Our relocation to Nashville was made immediately better and less stressful when we found Dr. Clark. Every pediatrician should be like him.

DOCs

Patricia Burke

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

Excellent with children, patient, good listener, great sense of humor, very knowledgeable, offers additional advice and tips to the parent, spends quality time with child and patient, not rushed, pleasant demeanor and always friendly and professional. John Fee

Thomas (Tim) J. Carr, Jr., M.D., F.A.A.P. Pediatric Associates of Franklin pediatricsoffranklin.com Best pediatrician!

Kara Davis

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Edward C. Perdue, D.D.S. Dr. Ed Perdue Pediatric Dentist Nashville • healthyteeth4kids.com

As a local resident on the west side, it’s good to have a doctor like Dr. Perdue in the neighborhood who also has a wonderful staff and a great child-friendly office. Teri Allen-Michaels

George A. Adams, Sr., D.D.S., M.S.D. and George A. Adams, Jr., D.M.D. Adams Pediatric Dentistry, Nashville adamspediatricdentistry.com Both dentists in this practice are fantastic! My son went in for his first visit, and Dr. George Adams, Jr., put his mind at ease. He showed him how to brush his teeth. They’re such kind men who give their time outside of the practice, as well. The office manager is so nice and helpful, too.

Elizabeth Cox

Kurt R. Swauger, D.D.S. Swauger Pediatric Dentistry Madison • kurtrswauger.com

He makes kids excited to see the dentist. The office is fun. Sara

More to Come!

Check back next month to see additional nominations or visit us online to read all the testimonials.

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FAVORITE DOCS PEDIATRICS

Scott Brooks, M.D., F.A.A.P Tim Carr, M.D., F.A.A.P. PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF FRANKLIN 570 Baker’s Bridge Ave. Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 790-3200 www.pediatricsoffranklin.com

At Pediatric Associates of Franklin, our practice is focused on assisting families in the health and wellness of their children. With our state-of-the art facility and equipment, along with the best doctors in the area, we provide healthcare for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults in Williamson and the surrounding counties. Dr. Brooks and Dr. Carr are board certified pediatricians and are on the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical School. Pediatric Associates of Franklin is Williamson County’s premier pediatric practice and winner of the Best of Parenting Award for 14 years in a row! We are honored to have Dr. Scott Brooks and Dr. Tim Carr nominated as Mom-Approved Favorite Docs. Pediatric Associates of Franklin offers comprehensive healthcare services including nights and weekend appointments. We are now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our practice, please call 615-790-3200.

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Ronson Dykstra, D.C. MISSION FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC 206B Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 202 Franklin, TN 37067 (615) 465-6642 missionfamilychiro.com

Walking into Mission Chiropractic and you’ll find a unique office built for families from the ground up. Your child will receive gentle, life-giving attention and care from the staff and doctors - or perhaps giving their own adjustments to Mr. Bear! Dr. Ronson has been serving his patients through the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic for over a decade. He intentionally designed Mission Chiropractic to be a center for health and healing for the whole family. With over 25% of the patient population being children, many families have discovered a myriad of health issues that can be resolved (or prevented!) by natural means - cooperating with the body’s own healing mechanisms through chiropractic, nutrition, fitness, and holistic wellness. Mission Chiropractic serves the community from prenatal and newborns to the elderly. Whether you’re looking for an answer to cholic, poor feeding or sleeping, spitting up in a newborn or ear aches, ADHD, or frequent illness in an adolescent, - Dr. Ronson has the keys to unraveling your health struggles.

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any of the following great prizes by liking Nashville Parent on Facebook, then logging on to nashvilleparent.com and clicking on The Big Giveaway logo to register for the following great prizes! Find all terms and conditions on 58. Adventure Science Center 800 Ft. Negley Blvd., Nashville 615-862-5160 • adventuresci.org Win four general admission passes to Adventure Science Center. Value: $52

Phillips Toy Mart 5207 Harding Pike, Nashville 615-352-5363 • phillipstoymart.com A toy store for kids of all ages! Voted Nashville’s #1 toy store. Where being a kid is all fun and games! Win a $200 gift certificate.

Adams Pediatric Dentistry 4515 Harding Road, Ste. 114, Nashville 615-297-7597 • adamspediatricdentistry.com Win a pediatric dental checkup and cleaning. Adams Pediatric Dentistry has provided gentle, quality dental care since 1977.

Taylor Haden’s Wado Karate Center 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville 615-859-9473 • wadokaratecenters.com Win two weeks of professional Wado Karate instruction for an adult or child at the Goodlettsville center. (New students age 3 to adult only.)

Bounce U of Nashville 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville 615-255-1422 • bounceu.com Win one single day of Create and Bounce Camp and a Bounce U t-shirt.

Swauger Pediatric Dentistry 100 Springhouse Court, #110, Hendersonville 615-824-5047 500 Lentz Drive, Ste. 40, Madison • 615-868-9057 kurtrswauger.com

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— SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION — Treating kids of all ages and needs. Win an initial exam, cleaning and complete set of X-rays. Schedule at either location. Value: $200

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Mission Chiropractic 2066 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 202, Franklin 615-465-6642 • missionfamilychiro.com Win a free chiropractic exam, thermography analysis, X-rays (if indicated) and body composition testing. Value: $250

Cheekwood Museum and Botanical Gardens 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 615-356-8000 • cheekwood.org Win a Family Pass for two adults and up to three children (valued at $50). From giant bug sculptures and “stickworks” in the garden to Andy Warhol in the galleries, Cheekwood is the place to be for inspiration and education this summer!

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Nashville Shores 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage 615-889-7050 • nashvilleshores.com Win four one-day passes (Value: $140). Located on Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Shores Water Park has a gigantic wave pool eight thrilling water slides, lazy river, playgrounds and more.

MPACT Sports 1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102, Brentwood 615-377-3444 • mpactsports.com Win a FREE month of tuition in either martial arts, gymnastics or cheer/tumble classes. Also, pay NO registration fee your first year. Value: up to $154


LIKE US ON FACEBOOK TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN! Blue Heron Cruises

Firstlight Art Academy

Riverbluff Park, Ashland City 615-385-7007 • blueheroncruises.com Win six passes good for a nature cruise (July - Sept. ‘14, Value $70). Come ride the Blue Heron! This 90-minute cruise on the Cumberland lets you get close to water and wildlife.

1710 Gen. George Patton Drive, Ste. 108, Brentwood 615-202-6426 • firstlightaa.org Programs for ages 3 - adult, beginners and experienced artists. Win a $50 gift certificate good toward classes and art programs.

Country Music Hall of Fame

7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B-1 and B-2, Nolensville 615-776-4202 • elitedanceandfitness.com Six month free dance classes including a leotard, tights and pair of ballet shoes. One hour class per week. Free registration, too.

222 Fifth Ave. S, Nashville 615-416-2001 • countrymusichalloffame.org Win a family membership that includes free admission to the museum for one year and almost 200 public programs – including those for kids. Value: $100.

Dance in Bloom 7982 A Coley Davis Road, Nashville 615-662-4819 • danceinbloom.com Win $200 towards dance class tuition at Dance in Bloom.

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FADDs Entertainment 615-444-6835 • faddsentertainment.com Win a two-hour Rewards Party for your school or church. Includes music, lighting, games and more. Value: $200

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center 143 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 615-265-8020 • hoppityhopinflatables.com Hop on in for a perfect birthday party or fun play date with friends. Win a $50 gift card from Hoppity Hop good toward any birthday party package.

Learning Express Toys 420 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin 615-771-3434 • learningexpress.com Unique and innovative items to inspire growth through play. Win a $50 gift card valid towards any regular priced item in the store. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.

PLCS Law Firm 201 Fourth Ave. N, Ste. 1700, Nashville 615-255-7500 • plcslaw.com Simple will for a husband and wife. Value: $1,000

Morris Orthodontics 711 E. Main St., Ste. 110, Hendersonville 615-431-2787 • morrisbraces.com Win $100 New Patient Comprehensive Treatment Gift Certificate along with a Morris Orthodontics Goodie Bag. Morris Orthodontics voted the Best Orthodontist in Sumner County.

Elite Dance and Fitness

Gymboree Play and Music 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 180, Nashville 615-221-9004 • gymboreeclasses.com Win one month of class. New member fee waived. Value: $104

Surreal Hair Studio 2120 Crestmoor Road, Nashville 615-298-7722 • surrealhairstudio.com Win a relaxing manicure and hair blowout. Value: $80

Itty Bitty Vitty Boutique 615-971-8963 • facebook.com/ibvbsf Win a Summer Essentials gift set. Custom monogrammed tote bag, tumbler, hair wrap towel and koozie. Value: $50

Birthday Ballerina 615-584-8947 • birthdayballerina.com Win a 30-minute Birthday Ballerina appearance and a set of 40 Birthday Ballerina plates, cups and napkins. Value: $200

Dr. Daxx Dunn’s Family Vision Care 4085 Mallory Lane, Ste. 110, Franklin 615-771-2550 • drdaxxdunn.com One pair of Juicy Couture designer ladies’ sunglasses (value of $120) and one comprehensive pediatric or adult eye exam (value of $179). Total value: $299

Brushfire Pottery Studio 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 150, Nashville 615-385-5334 • brushfirepottery.com Win a Monet party package. Choose from a selection of small figurines and vases. Complimentary birthday handprint plate decorated by us. Value: $112

Elite Martial Arts 6940 Moores Lane, Brentwood 615-661-5595 • emabrentwood.org One month of unlimited self defense, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, and Krav Maga for a child, teen or adult. Plus a free T-shirt and fight shorts/pants. Value: $180

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IT’S TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL Jam with Jamie 917-822-0186 • jamwithjamie.com Music Parties, Get ready to boogie with “Jam with Jamie and Friends” Playgroups, and Events at your next children’s event! Win a free birthday party Ages 0-7 featuring an interactive sing-along with props and 917.822.0186 instruments to your favorite tunes. Value: $200 and Friends

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Focused Imaging 2200 21st Ave. S, Ste. 301, Nashville 615-383-0090 • focused4dimaging.com Win a 15- to 20-minute 3D/4D ultrasound session, DVD, set to music, two color and four black-and-white 3D pictures and a photo CD.

Cornell Law Group PLC 1312 Fifth Ave. N, Ste. 102, Nashville 615-301-1733 • lawclg.com A will-based estate plan that fully protects you and your children. Value: $1,500

Children’s Dentistry of Murfreesboro 538 Brandies Circle, Ste. 102, Murfreesboro 615-494-5437 • childrensdentistryofmurfreesboro.com Win a FREE dental check-up, cleaning and X-rays if needed.

Bounce U of Murfreesboro 1222 Park Ave., Murfreesboro 615-893-8386 • bounceu.com/murfreesboro Win three days of half-day camp for two children. Value: $100

Bethany Hard, Pre/Postnatal Yoga Specialist 1218 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville 615-772-3528 • bethanyhard.com Six-week prenatal yoga session or one month of unlimited postnatal yoga classes. Value: $95

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville 615-833-1534 • nashvillezoo.org Don’t just see a kangaroo, BE a kangaroo! Take a stroll inside the new Kangaroo Kickabout and meet Australia’s largest marsupials up close. Win four admission tickets plus a parking pass. Value: $65

Uptown Art 103 International Drive, Ste. 106, Franklin 615-495-4977 112 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville 615-495-4978 • uptownart.com Uptown Art birthday parties for young artists are a unique and fun way to celebrate. Win a $50 gift certificate good towards any party package.

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Holder Family Fun Center 460 W. Main St., Hendersonville 615-590-4386 • holderfamilyfun.com One hour of bowling for up to six people (shoes included) in our one-of-a-kind VIP Lounge, The South Beach Lanes.

The Island in Pigeon Forge 131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge islandinpigeonforge.com Located just off Pigeon Forge Parkway, The Island in Pigeon Forge is an exciting new entertainment center. Visit the shops, ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, catch the Fountain Light Show and play in the arcade. Win a $50 gift card.

Mr. Bryan Ice Cream Party Wagon 615-513-1466 • mrbryanicecream.com No fee party stop ($50 value, does not include ice cream or other products). Plus a custom birthday card. Mr. Bryan Ice Cream Party Wagon voted Nashville’s best! Tennessee Central Tennessee Central Railway Museum Railway Museum 220 Willow St., Nashville

615-244-9001 • tcry.org Win four tickets to ride on the Thomas the Train excursion Aug. 31, Sept. 1 or 7 - 8. Value: $80

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 • fristcenter.org Win one annual family membership to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. A membership to the Frist Center is more than just free admission, it’s a passport to some of the greatest art collections in the world. Value: $65

USA Baby and Kids

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

Goofballs Family Fun Center 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 360, Franklin 615-861-3668 • letsgetgoofy.com Win $50 toward the purchase of any birthday party package.

Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville, 615-254-9103 • nashvillechildrenstheatre.org Win one NCT FlexPass. A FlexPass is a $72 value, and includes six tickets to be used throughout our next season however the person would like. Another benefit of the FlexPass is that having one allows the person all the benefits of a subscriber — such as discounts on camp registration and the ability to purchase additional tickets during the 2014-15 season at only $14 a person.


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Greater Nashville 615-669-6249 • rollingvideogamesnashville.com Save $100 off your next party on our action-packed game trailer featuring Nintendo Wii, Playstation and XBox 360. A fully self-contained, climate-controlled, surround sound experience with rumbling seats.

205 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro 615-895-5995 • ymcamidtn.org Win a $25 gift card good toward any Rutherford Family YMCA Summer, Fall Break or Winter Break Camp in 2014.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

205 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro 615-895-5995 • ymcamidtn.org Win a $25 gift card good toward group swim lessons at Rutherford Family YMCA anytime during 2014.

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 615-371-5437 • my-gym.com/brentwood 204 Anderson Lane, Hendersonville 615-824-8002 • my-gym.com/hendersonville Win a My Gym birthday party — one winner per each center! Value: $200

Lil Sweet Tea Party 5002 Guardian Ct., Spring Hill 615-594-4456 • lilswee-teaparty.com Win a $100 coupon toward any themed $265 tea party package. Enjoy a two-hour party with up to 12 guests with porcelain China, crafts and activities included.

Sylvan Learning Center Franklin, Rivergate, Green Hills, Murfreesboro sylvanlearning.com Free diagnostic and Sylvan Assessment for one person at any of our locations. Value: $250

Deer Run Camps and Retreats 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 615-794-2918 • deerrunretreat.org/upcomingevents $50 off the balance payment of a registration for a Family Event: Father-Son Adventure Weekend (Aug.), Family Camp (Labor Day weekend) or MotherDaughter Weekend (Sept.).

Legacy Kickboxing and Flow Yoga 14823 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory 615-913-6216 • legacykickboxing.com Win a free month of Yoga for mom. One month membership valued at $90. Flow yoga emphasizes joining the breath to a series of postures that flow from one to the next. Appropriate for all experience levels.

MS. SUE’S SWIMMING LESSONS

Ms. Sue’s Swimming 7857 S. Lamar Road, Smyrna 615-459-5124 • mssueswimming.com Come join the summer fun and enjoy two free one-week swim sessions at Ms. Sue’s Swimming for summer 2014. Value: $120

O Baby! 3D/4D Ultrasound/Spa/Boutique 855 W. College St., Ste. R, Murfreesboro 615-541-9611 • obaby4d.com Win the Mid-Week Special Package – scan, 10 - 15 images, gender determination (starting at 15 weeks), listen to baby’s heartbeat, CD of images, black and white printed images. Value: $99

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Maximized Living Health Center Murfreesboro 546 Brandies Circle, Ste. 101, Murfreesboro 615-867-7693 • drcamiolo.com Win a free 5 Essential Evaluation for yourself and one guest including: comprehensive initial physical exam, full spinal thermo-graph analysis, wellness consultation with the doctor and x-rays (if needed), body composition testing, 30 min. nutrition consultation (supplements not included) and one complimentary metabolic conditioning fitness class at Revolution Fitness. Value: $425

The Nurture Nook Day Spa 624 N. Walnut St., Murfreesboro 615-896-7110 • nurturenook.com His & Hers Healthy Skin Package which includes skin analysis and custom facial for each and travel size skin care kits. Value: $250

Nashville Symphony One Symphony Place, Nashville 615-687-6400 • nashvillesymphony.org Win two season tickets to the Nashville Symphony’s 2014/2015 Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Children’s Series. Fun as well as educational, the Pied Piper performances offer an engaging and enlightening experience for music lovers of all ages. Value: $160

Young Living – Aly Moyers 615-995-6026 A basket worth $100 with homemade creams from essential oils. Sunscreen, first aid, and more. Something every mom will use! Essential oils help moms treat everyday ailments without the harsh side effects of prescriptions drugs. It’s all natural and really effective.

Burlap and Berries Barn Sale Market 7941 Couchville Pike, Mt. Juliet 615-830-5939 $50 gift certificate valid at the Burlap and Berries Barn Sale Market Aug. 29 - 31. Vintage finds, repurposed furniture, handmade goods and more.

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IT’S TIME FOR OUR ANNUAL Act Too Players

Bill Taylor Bushido School of Karate

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 119, Franklin 615-294-0667 • acttooplayers.com Win a semester of classes of your choice. Includes any level of our acting, singing, dance and performance classes.

1820 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro 615-893-6003 • bskonline.com Win a free three-month karate program and black belt quality uniform for child or adult. Please call after winning to schedule first class. Value: $474

Brain Balance Center of Franklin

Wild About Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

790 Jordan Road, #110, Franklin 615-224-6627 • brainbalancecenters.com Win a Brain Balance Assessment. An objective and quantifiable measurement of each area of function — motor, sensory, behavioral, social, emotional and cognitive — allowing us to better understand your child’s unique challenges. The assessment consists of sensory, motor and cognitive testing of more than 900 functions and is performed in a single session. Value: $195

614 E. Clark Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-890-0885 • wildaboutsmiles4kids.com Win a Phillips Sonicare toothbrush for kids. Includes a KidTimer for a two-minute brushing routine, two kid-friendly power modes, rechargeable batteries and interchangeable panels for customization.

DirectBuy of Middle Tennessee 320 Premier Court South, #216, Franklin 615-921-9844 • directbuy.com $200 merchandise credit to be used at our Franklin, TN showroom only. Children’s furniture, personal items, small appliances, costume and fine jewelry, water toys, paddle boards, sporting goods and much more to consider. Redeem by appointment.

Hip Donelson Farmer’s Market 2730 Lebanon Pike, Nashville 615-696-9447 • farmersmarket.fancyacres.org $50 gift certificate to spend at any of our great local vendor’s booths every Friday. Locally grown foods, music, arts, cuisine and more.

Animal Tales 1-800-589-5408 • animaledzoocation.com 50% off an Animal Tales Birthday Party! Animal Tales brings live exotic animal programs to any location. Birthday Party Package includes six live animals, 45-minute show, up-close encounters and much more. You get to choose the six animals from our collection!

Plaid Rabbit 2164 Bandywood Drive, Nashville 615-298-2323 • plaidrabbitgifts.com $100 gift certificate for us in our store. ®

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

Smile Team Orthodontics 1849 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro 615-890-7246 • smileteam4u.com Win a Sonicare toothbrush and a certificate for a complimentary exam, consultation and records. Value: $350

Stevens Family Taekwondo 805 Commercial Court, Murfreesboro 615-893-5304 • stevenstkd.com Win a three-month membership to enjoy Taekwondo, Krav Maga, kickboxing, gymnastics and more. Excludes after school and camp programs. New students only. Value: $357

Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles Depot 450 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro 615-890-3999 • ltadepot.com Win a Family Fun Pack for up to four people (includes two hours of bowling, four shoe rentals, one large pizza and four drinks). Value: $80

Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles Depot 450 Butler Drive, Murfreesboro 615-890-3999 • ltadepot.com Win a birthday package for up to 10 kids (includes a party host, 45 minutes in party room, two slices of pizza and drink per child, $5 arcade card, a goodie bag, one hour of bowling, shoe rental, one laser tag play and one bumper car ride per child). Value: $299

Monkey Joe’s 1648 Westgate Circle, Brentwood • 615-377-5900 1580 Gallatin Pike North, Madison • 615-915-0561 Free eight kid party at Monkey Joe’s, TN’s Party Center. Can upgrade to larger party using Giveaway as $100 credit. (expires 12.31.14) Value: $100 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest runs July 1 - 31, 2014. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age to enter and a resident of Bedford, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson or Wilson Counties. One winner per household. “Like” us on Facebook then enter at nashvilleparent.com or by mailing a 3x5 postcard with the prize you wish to register for, your name, mailing address and phone number to Big Giveaway, Nashville Parent Magazine, 2270 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228. Winners will be drawn at random and notified no later than August 15, 2014.


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Each year, you tell us who you think provides the best-of-the-best in the Middle Tennessee area.

The 2014 Best of Parenting poll goes live Tuesday, July 1, 2014!

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Your 2014 Guide to

Camps and Summer Programs

ACADEMICS A Paid Advertising Directory

Listings are sorted into the following categories: Academics (p. 61) Animals, Horseback Riding (p. 63) Arts (p. 64) Nature (p. 66) Science, Technology (p. 66) Sports, Fitness (p. 67) Traditional Camps (p. 68)

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

615-221-5155 615-771-1131 615-790-6737 615-771-2898 615-824-1159 615-890-5885 615-646-6171 615-591-4040 615-373-PLAY

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.

Brain Balance Achievement Centers 790 Jordan Road, Ste. 110, Franklin brainbalancecenters.com

615-224-6625

A cutting-edge, drug-free approach to help children improve their ability to learn academically, socially and emotionally. We don’t just work with your child’s strengths or compensate for a weakness. We tackle your child’s issue head on, by addressing the root cause at the most fundamental level. The Brain Balance Program® integrates three key pillars of brain development – sensory motor exercises, cognitive activities and nutritional guidance – to address the root cause of most learning and developmental issues.

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

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.

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!

Chinese Cultural Day Camp at The Sunshine Academy • 100 Westwind Court, Franklin thesunshineacademy.com

615-791-5710

The camp provides school-age children (ages 5 - 12) a fun and exciting platform to learn about Chinese culture in all aspects. It features studies of Chinese language, introduction to Chinese custom and geography, special activities such as Chinese music and dance, Chinese painting, paper cutting, Chinese chess, martial arts, and much more. Camps are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Week 1, July 21 - 25. Week 2, July 28 - Aug. 1. Week 3, Aug. 4 - 8. continued on page 63 ...

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2014 Guide to Camps and Summer Programs A paid advertising directory.

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

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!

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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.

Elite Dance

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

615-595-7547

VOTED #1 D WILLAMSAONCE STUDIO IN N COUNTY

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

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

7177 Nolensville Road Suite B-1 Nolensville 615-776-4202

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

Fall Registration

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Every Saturday starting on July 12th through August 30th from 9:00 - 11:00 AM

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

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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. continued on page 64 ...

NEW CLASSES! Adult Zumba 6 Days a Week

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2014 Guide to Camps and Summer Programs A paid advertising directory.

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

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.

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

Currently enrolling

BOYS OF ALL AGES

age 3 to college www.anncarrollschoolofdance.com

790-6468

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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.

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

615-255-1422

Create and Bounce Camp 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 Houses, Sat., Jun. 7 and Jul. 19 (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 Pre-K themed classes. Fall classes begin Aug. 22. Open House Aug. 2. Visit our website for registration information.


2014 Guide to Camps and Summer Programs A paid advertising directory.

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

Elite Dance Academy 7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B-1 & B-2, Nolensville 615-776-4202 elitedanceandfitness.com

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We Scoop Poop

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.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway, Nashville 615-244-3340 fristcenter.org/summerartcamp

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

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

Music City Youth Orchestra musiccityyo.org • info@musiccityyo.org 615-200-MYCO (6296)

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2014 - 2015 Season Auditions, Aug. 16, 23 and 30. Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville. Study and perform classical, jazz, rock, fiddle, and world music styles in a dynamic, fun atmosphere! Concert Orchestra: advanced level string musicians. Chamber Ensembles: intermediate - advanced level string musicians, piano, guitar, and woodwinds. Students in middle and high school who play violin, viola, cello, or bass are encouraged to audition. Auditions are by appointment only.

The Music Class • 5511 Edmondson Pike, Ste. 102, Nashville 615-777-9314 Satellite locations in West Meade and Franklin themusicclass.com/nashville • info@themusicclass.com

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

Music Together Now at Bolton Music Therapy

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

Nashville Children’s Theatre

25 Middleton St., Nashville 615-254-9103 nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

Founded in 1931, NCT is the country’s oldest professional theater for youth and was ranked as one of the top five children’s theaters by Time magazine. NCT presents age-appropriate plays from the classics to contemporary. Saturday and Summer drama workshops are offered for children of various ages. For a complete listing of the 2014 season or for more information about drama workshops, visit our website or call the theater. continued on page 66 ...

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Nashville Creative House nashvillecreativehouse.com

615-398-9015

Vocal training. Song writing instruction in private and group settings. Piano lessons. Guitar boot camp in both electric and acoustic mediums Professional live and session musicians helping future artists in their musical journey.

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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).

My Gym of Hendersonville

www.my-gym.com/brentwood

www.my-gym.com/hendersonville

(615) 824-8002

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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.

NATURE Camp Warner Park

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

AUG 22-24 FATHER-SON ADVENTURE WEEKEND

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.

AUG 29-31 FAMILY CAMP LABOR DAY WEEKEND

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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. • Online listing.

423 Margin Street, Franklin omorecollege.edu

204 N. Anderson Lane (Near Wal-Mart)

SEPT 19-21 MOTHERDAUGHTER WEEKEND

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O’More College of Design

330 Franklin Road (Near TJ Maxx)

(615) 371-KIDS / 5437

2014 Guide to Camps and Summer Programs

Bricks4Kidz

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

615-988-9080

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


2014 Guide to Camps and Summer Programs A paid advertising directory.

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

Engineering for Kids

Elite Martial Arts

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

615-661-5595

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

SPORTS, FITNESS

Bill Taylor’s Bushido School of Karate

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

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.

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.

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

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

931-516-9642

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

Stevens Family Taekwondo

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

615-893-5304

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. Now registering for Fall 2014.

SuperSkills

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. continued on page 68 ...

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2014 Guide to Camps and Summer Programs A paid advertising directory.

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

Wado Karate Centers

Oasis Summer Camp

2444 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville 150 Sam Ridley Pkwy. W, 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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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

New Frontiers

3939 Snowhill Road, Dowelltown newfrontiers.org

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

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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.

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TRADITIONAL CAMPS Camp Woodmont

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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.

University School of Nashville

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 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 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.


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Inside

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The Dailies Activities in day-to-day order.

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On Stages Local dance, music and theater happenings this month.

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Ongoing Activities Recurring opportunities for all ages.

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Parent Planner Events that require advance registration.

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Chadderbox The Nashville Symphony’s next Pied Piper season and our picks of the Top 5 fun things to do with your kids this month!

Summer Saturdays

Kids can meet goats and other farm animals during Summer Saturdays at Tennessee Agricultural Museum this month.

The Tennessee Agricultural Museum hosts free fun Saturdays, July 5 - 26 that includes animal encounters, old-time demonstrations and a variety of hands-on activities. The museum is located at 440 Hogan Road, Nashville. Activities take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 8375197 or visit tnagmuseum.org. See specific event details in “The Dailies.”

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the dailies Also see:

Family Night Out

“ONGOING ACTIVITIES” Page 89, for additional events taking place this month. “PARENT PLANNER” Page 92, 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.”

Tue 1

893-7439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Outdoor Adventures Play Group

Sounds Baseball

Join Miss Trina at the playground for a variety of outdoor games and activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. 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 Sumner Fest Carnival

Families can enjoy thrill rides, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more. White House Soccer Complex, 2784 U.S. 31 W., White House; 5 - 10 p.m.; ride armbands are $20; 672-3937.

Wed 2 Growing Healthy Habits

Garner nutrition education through gardening. Ages 8 14. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3;

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Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. 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 Sumner Fest Carnival

Families can enjoy thrill rides, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more. White House Soccer Complex, 2784 U.S. 31 W., White House; 5 - 10 p.m.; ride armbands are $20; 672-3937.

Thu 3 Art To Eat

Preschoolers can learn about five areas of the environment and gain awareness through hands-on activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/ parks.

Enjoy the Magic of America magic show. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Movies at the Library

Get out of the heat and enjoy a family-friendly flick. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary. org.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Memphis Redbirds. 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 4

FREE Sumner Fest Carnival

This family-friendly race includes a costume contest, pool party, inflatables and face painting. All ages. Maryland Farms YMCA, 5101 Maryland Way, Brentwood; 7 a.m.; $35 in advance, $40 race day, the fun run is $5; give.ymcamidtn.org/races.

Families can enjoy thrill rides, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more. White House Soccer Complex, 2784 U.S. 31 W., White House; 5 - 10 p.m.; ride armbands are $20; 672-3937.

Throwback Thursday Movie

Enjoy an outdoor screening of Independence Day. All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $6; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

Andrews Cadillac Firecracker5K

FREE Family Movie Night

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy a family-friendly outdoor movie (coolers are not allowed; concessions are available). All ages. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 870-8870. (please turn the page)

summer reading continues

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chool’s out, but your local library wants to keep kids reading during the 2014 Summer Reading Program through the end of this month. Readers can set goals and earn prizes for reaching them. This year’s theme is science based: “Fizz, Boom, Read.” Area libraries host events ranging from storytimes and craft workshops to puppet shows and guest appearances by local children’s entertainers, including Rachel Sumner, magicians Bruce Amato and Terry Hedges, and more. Participation in the program is free. For all the events, including those requiring advance registration, visit one of the websites below: Davidson County library.nashville.org Rutherford County La Vergne • lavergnetn.gov Linebaugh, MGL, Smyrna, Eagleville • linebaugh.org Sumner County Gallatin • gallatinlibrary.org Hendersonville • hendersonvillepubliclibrary.org Williamson County Bethesda, College Grove, Fairview, Franklin, Leiper’s Fork, Nolensville lib.williamsontn.org/library Brentwood • brentwood-tn.org/library Spring Hill • springhilllibrary.org Wilson County Lebanon • lebanonlibrary.net Mt. Juliet • mtjulietlibrary.net


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An amazing ride with Thomas theTank Engine™! Plus tons of other activities. www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 866-468-7630

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Day Out With Thomas™ Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W. Awdry. © 2014 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Thomas & Friends and Day Out With Thomas are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited. © 2014 HIT Entertainment Limited. © 2014 MEGA Brands Inc. All rights reserved. MEGA BLOKS and the MEGA BLOKS logo are registered trademarks of Mega Brands Inc.


Fireworks Fun!

July 3 Freedom Festival Drake’s Creek Park 130 Cherokee Road N., Hendersonville 824-2818 • hendersonvillechamber.com Vendor booths, live music and food booths open at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. The Kidszone area is $5 for the first armband, $15 for a family of five. Nashville Shores 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage 889-7050 • nashvilleshores.com Enjoy fireworks at dusk, included with gate admission ($34.99 those 52 inches and taller, $27.99 those 51 inches and shorter). Smyrna’s Fourth of July Celebration Lee Victory Recreation Park 110 Sam Ridley Pkwy., Smyrna 459-9742, ext. 2612 townofsmyrna.org The fun cranks up at 4:30 p.m. with live music, soft play areas, inflatables, games, vendors and more. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free admission.

July 4 Brentwood’s Fourth of July Crockett Park 1500 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood 371-0060 • brentwood-tn.org Enjoy an evening of live big band and jazz music by The Kadillacs starting at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks. Free admission. Celebration Under the Stars McKnight Park 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro 890-5333 murfreesborotn.gov/parks Games and children’s activities begin at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Free admission.

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City of Lebanon 4th of July James E. Ward Ag Center 945 E. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon 453-8500 facebook.com/4thofjulyatthewilsoncounty fairgrounds?ref=ts Free fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with water slides, a classic car show, complimentary watermelon, children’s games and more. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Franklin on the Fourth Downtown Public Square, Franklin 791-7554 • visitwilliamson.com Celebrate the holiday with a full day of activities beginning at 11 a.m., including crafts, inflatables, slides, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. A children’s parade takes place at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free admission. Gallatin Fourth of July Civic Center 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin 451-5961 This free event features fireman’s foam at 4:30 pm. followed by live music by The Parks Band at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. Goodlettsville’s Fourth of July Moss-Wright Park 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville 851-2231 goodlettsvilleparks.com Free activities begin at 4 p.m., including fireman’s foam, inflatables, food vendors, games and more. Fireworks light up the sky at 9 p.m.

Patriotic Picnic in the Park Veterans Memorial Park 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive, La Vergne 793-3224 • lavergnetn.gov Chow down on hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream. Kids can enjoy inflatables and other games prior to the fireworks at dusk. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Pegram on the Fourth Pegram Park 480 Thompson Road, Pegram 646-0731 • pegram.net A pancake breakfast is served from 6 - 9 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m. The rest of the day, families can participate in games, contests, children’s activities and more. Live music starts at 6:30 p.m. prior to the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Red, White & Boom Adventure Science Center 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville 862-5160 • adventuresci.com Enjoy the science center and view the downtown fireworks from the lawn for $25 ages 2 - 12, $35 adults. For $4 more, you can add a patriotic laser show in the planetarium. For $75, see the fireworks from the roof and feast on a barbecue dinner. Stars, Stripes and Squirt Guns Watertown Public Square 237-0270 • watertowntn.gov Participate in a parade at 6 p.m. followed by activities including a squirt-gun battle, concluding with fireworks at 9 p.m.

Music City July 4 Please see page 29.

July 5

Nolensville Fourth of July Rocky Fork Park 2310 Rocky Fork Road, Nolensville 260-2807 • nolensvilletn.gov Live music, family games, inflatables and food start at 5 p.m. Enjoy fireworks at dusk.

Sumner Fest at the Soccer Complex 2784 U.S. 31 W., White House 672-3937 Enjoy carnival rides (arm bands are $20) beginning at 5 p.m. Fireworks take place at dusk.


the dailies

also see “ONGOING ACTIVITIES” on page 88 and “THE PARENT PLANNER” on page 92 to register for future events

FREE Friday Night Live

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a night of live music on the square! All ages. Public Square, Murfreesboro; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.; 895-1887 or downtownmurfreesboro.com.

Rock the Pool

Spend the holiday having fun in the waters of ‘Boro Beach along with music, games and more. All ages. Sports*Com, 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $4 adults, $3 youth; 895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Sumner Fest Carnival

Families can enjoy thrill rides, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more. White House Soccer Complex, 2784 U.S. 31 W., White House; 5 - 11 p.m.; ride armbands are $20; 672-3937.

Toddler Time with Thomas

Enjoy play time while learning to follow directions and working as a team to accomplish simple goals. Ages 5 and younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3; 907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sat 5 FREE Animal Encounters

Meet a resident animal and learn about its characteristics. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 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. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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 Summer Saturdays: Goats Galore!

Have fun feeding and milking goats, sample goat cheese, test your skills on the weaving loom, shuck corn, participate in a scavenger hunt and more. All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org.

FREE Sumner Fest Carnival

Families can enjoy thrill rides, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more. White House Soccer Complex, 2784 U.S. 31 W., White House; 5 - 11 p.m.; ride armbands are $20; 672-3937.

Sun 6 Citizen Science

Explore the Murfree Spring Wetland and learn about the animal and plant life that exists there. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc. org.

Introduction to Dance

This program focuses on choreography and the skills it takes to pick up dance routines. Ages 8 - 14. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $3; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Tue 8 Creative Writing Class

This interactive class is for kids who love to write or want to learn how. Ages 7 - 9. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy. Murfreesboro; 4 - 4:45 p.m.; $3; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Knee-High Naturalist: Flutter by Butterflies

Art To Eat

Preschoolers can learn about five areas of the environment and gain awareness through hands-on activities. Ages 2 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Preschoolers and parents can learn about butterflies through hands-on activities. Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10/ adult and one child, $7 each additional person; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Family Night Out

FREE La Leche League of Rutherford County

Get out of the heat and enjoy a family-friendly flick. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

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 Play Group

Join Miss Trina at the playground for a variety of outdoor games and activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Wed 9 FREE Arts in the Park

Mon 7

Have fun playing and creating art outside. All ages. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Knee-High Naturalist: Flutter by Butterflies

Growing Healthy Habits

Learn about butterflies through hands-on activities. Ages 3 - 5. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10/ adult and one child, $7 each additional person; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Thu 10

Garner nutrition education through gardening. Ages 8 14. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Enjoy children’s music by Dennis Scott. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Movies at the Library

FREE Splash Out!

Cool off under the spray courtesy of the Murfreesboro Fire Department. All ages. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Fri 11 Dive-In Movie

Enjoy a screening of Frozen. Included with gate admission. All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; $34.99 those 52 inches and taller, $27.99 those 51 inches and shorter; 889-7050 or nashvilleshores.com.

FREE Family Movie Night

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy a family-friendly outdoor movie (coolers are not allowed; concessions are available). All ages. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

FREE Family Movie Night

Watch a family-friendly movie under the stars. All ages. Bethel Community Church, 1503 Sulpher Springs Road, Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; bethelmurfreesboro.com.

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.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. 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.

FREE Tales at Twilight

Enjoy live entertainment especially geared toward young children. All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 - 8 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

Toddler Time with Thomas

Enjoy play time while learning to follow directions and working as a team to accomplish simple goals. Ages 5 and younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3; 907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Uncle Dave Macon Days

Take a step back in time to the early 20th century during one of the country’s most notable old-time music and dancing competitions. Listen to storytellers, buy locally handcrafted arts and crafts, see trade demonstrations and more. All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 and younger; 893-2369 or uncledavemacondays.com. (please turn the page)

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Everyone can enjoy live bluegrass music during the Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival in Murfreesboro, July 11 - 13.

Sat 12 FREE Animal Encounters

Meet a resident animal and learn about its characteristics. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Big Band Dance

Take a dance lesson, then cut a rug with musicians playing big band era music. All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

Murder Mystery Excursion Train

Ride the rails to Watertown and enjoy a murder mystery on the train along with the Watertown Music Festival during the twohour layover. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 3:30 - 9:45 p.m.; $21 - $75; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

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

Ranch Rodeo

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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; 4 p.m.; $5 ages 4 and older; 594-3210 or taprootfarm.com.

FREE Second Saturday at Fiddler’s Grove

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

FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. 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 Southern Roots Day This day about African and

Southern-influenced customs includes songs, stories, tastes of Southern food, handweaving demonstrations and other activities. All ages. Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 2 - 4 p.m.; 7412692 or tnmuseum.org.

handcrafted arts and crafts, see trade demonstrations and more. All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $5 adults, free ages 12 and younger; 893-2369 or uncledavemacondays.com.

FREE Summer Saturdays: Old MacDonald’s Farm

Sun 13

Enjoy a donkey ride ($3), groom farm animals, watch a sheep shearing demonstration, participate in a pig snorting contest and more. All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org.

The Glo Run

Participate in this 5K with glowin-the-dark elements to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All ages. LP Field, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 8:45 p.m.; $50; theglorun.com.

Uncle Dave Macon Days

Take a step back in time to the early 20th century during one of the country’s most notable old-time music and dancing competitions, and enjoy an exploration through the Matilda Macon Artisans Village. Kids can enjoy face painting and heritage activities, and families can view historic photo exhibits, listen to storytellers, buy locally

Introduction to Dance

This program focuses on choreography and the skills it takes to pick up dance routines. Ages 8 - 14. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $3; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Mary Poppins Sing Along

Join the Nashville Opera for a supercalifragilistic interactive sing along experience. All ages. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 1:30 p.m.; $15 - $20; 832-5242 or nashvilleopera.org.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. 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 Uncle Dave Macon Days

Take a step back in time to the early 20th century during one of the country’s most notable old-time music and dancing competitions, and today features gospel music. Kids can enjoy face painting and heritage activities, and families can view historic photo exhibits, listen to storytellers, buy locally handcrafted arts and crafts, see trade demonstrations and more. All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 893-2369 or uncledavemacondays.com.

FREE Vintage Baseball

Enjoy an 1860s style baseball game when the Franklin Farriers challenge the Phoenix of East Nashville. All ages. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 12 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

FREE Vintage Baseball

The Stewart’s Creek Scouts challenge the Nashville Maroons during this 1860s style baseball game. Bicentennial Capital Mall, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 12 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

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murfreesboro’s movies under the stars through july 26 Your family can enjoy five nights of free family films this month courtesy of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, and obtain the list of movies at the parks’ facilities or at facebook.com/ murfreesboroparksandrec. Movie locations are: • Mondays: Cason Lane Trailhead, 1100 Cason Trail • Tuesdays: Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St. • Thursdays: Siegel Neighborhood Park, 515 Cherry Lane • Fridays: Mitchell Neilson Primary, 1303 Jones Blvd. • Saturdays: Hobgood Elementary School, 307 S. Baird Lane Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. For more info, call 890-5333 of visit murfreesborotn.gov/parks.


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This interactive class is for kids who love to write or want to learn how. Ages 7 - 9. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 4 - 4:45 p.m.; $3 ; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Outdoor Adventures Play Group

Join Miss Trina at the playground for a variety of outdoor games and activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

What’s Up Night Hike

Embark on an evening hike and learn about spiders. All ages. The Wildnerness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Wed 16 FREE Arts in the Park

Have fun playing and creating art outside. All ages. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Growing Healthy Habits

Garner nutrition education through gardening. Ages 8 14. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

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.

Thu 17 Art To Eat

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five areas of the environment and gain awareness through hands-on activities. Ages 2 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Family Night Out

The Nashville Puppet Truck presents The Frog Prince. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Movies at the Library

Get out of the heat and enjoy a family-friendly flick. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

FREE Storytime with Anna and Elsa

Enjoy stories with the Frozen sisters. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 2 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Fri 18 47th Annual Mufreesboro Antique Show

This longstanding Mufreesboro tradition attracts some of the finest antique dealers from across the country. All ages. Middle Tennessee Expo Center, 1209 Park Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $7; 270-2375205 or murfreesboroantiqueshow.com.

Bethlehem Fish Fry

Enjoy all-you-can-eat farmraised catfish, live bluegrass music, kids’ activities and more. All ages. Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, Franklin; 4:30 - 8 p.m.; $10 adults in advance/$13 day of event, $6 ages 3 - 10; 794-6721 or bethlehemumc.com.

Dive-In Movie

Enjoy a screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Included with gate admission. Ages 13 and older. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Nashville; 8:30 p.m.; $34.99 those 52

inches and taller, $27.99 those 51 inches and shorter; 8897050 or nashvilleshores.com.

FREE Family Movie Night

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy a family-friendly outdoor movie (coolers are not allowed; concessions are available). All ages. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

Studio Tenn Gala

Enjoy an evening of live entertainment during this fundraising benefit for Studio Tenn Theater Company. All ages. Jamison Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 7 p.m.; $100 - $125; 888-664-6362 or studiotenn.com.

FREE Tales at Twilight

Enjoy live entertainment especially geared toward young children. All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 - 8 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Teddy Bear Picnic

Enjoy a story, treats and time with Mr. Bear. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 4521722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Toddler Time with Thomas

Enjoy play time while learning to follow directions and working as a team to accomplish simple goals. Ages 5 and younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3; 907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Watermelon Festival

Enjoy free watermelon, play in the Splash Zone, have fun in the Bubble Blast Pool, zip down inflatable water slides, participate in a watermelon seed spitting contest and more. All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 ages 2 and older; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com.

Enjoy summer fun during the Watermelon Festival at Lucky Ladd Farms, July 18 - 19.

Sat 19 47th Annual Murfreesboro Antique Show This longstanding Mufreesboro tradition attracts some of the finest antique dealers from across the country. All ages. Middle Tennessee Expo Center, 1209 Park Ave., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $7; 270-2375205 or murfreesboroantiqueshow.com.

FREE Animal Encounters

Meet a resident animal and learn about its characteristics. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Back to School Health Day

United Neighborhood Health Services hosts this event that includes immunizations, physicals and dental screenings. Games, prizes and face painting are also on tap. Ages 17 and younger. Main Street Health Center, 905 Main St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 620-8647 or unitedneighborhood.org.

FREE Big Band Dance

DelMonaco Winery Excursion

Train During this parents’ day out trip, enjoy riding the rails to Baxter, Tenn., where you’ll get to participate in a wine tasting. Adults only. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $60 $125; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

FREE Frozen Character Visit

Kids can meet Elsa and Anna from Frozen, take pictures and sing songs. All ages. Learning Express Toys, 420 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin; 1 p.m.; 7713434 or learningexpress.com.

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop

Head to the Center Court to build and paint a project. All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 2 - 5 p.m.; 859-3458, ext. 224, or rivergate-mall.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.

Take a dance lesson, then cut a rug with musicians playing big band era music. All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks. (please turn the page)


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See Despicable Me 2 at Nashville Shores on Friday, July 25. FREE Summer Saturdays: Walk on the Wild Side!

Explore the world of butterflies, bugs and bees, search the nature trail for hidden surprises, participate in crafts and more. All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 8375197 or tnagmuseum.org.

Watermelon Festival

Enjoy free watermelon, play in the Splash Zone, have fun in the Bubble Blast Pool, zip down inflatable water slides, participate in a watermelon seed spitting contest and more. All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 ages 2 and older; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com.

Sun 20 47th Annual Murfreesboro Antique Show This longstanding Mufreesboro tradition attracts some of the finest antique dealers from across

the country. All ages. Middle Tennessee Expo Center, 1209 Park Ave., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $7; 270-2375205 or murfreesboroantiqueshow.com.

Introduction to Dance

This program focuses on choreography and the skills it rakes to pick up dance routines. Ages 8 - 14. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $3; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sundae Sunday

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day by learning how ice cream is made, sampling cool treats and more. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

rado 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.

Tue 22 Creative Writing Class

This interactive class is for kids who love to write or want to learn how. Ages 7 - 9. The Wilderness Station, 4 - 4:45 p.m.; $3; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Outdoor Adventures Play Group

rado 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.

Summer Night Hike

Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of naked-eye astronomy. Ages 9 and older. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; $10; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Wed 23 FREE Arts in the Park

Have fun playing and creating art outside. All ages. Old Fort Park Pavilion 3, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Mon 21

Join Miss Trina at the playground for a variety of outdoor games and activities. Ages 2 - 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Sounds Baseball

Sounds Baseball

Garner nutrition education through gardening. Ages 8 14. Patterson Park Community

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Colo-

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Colo-

Growing Healthy Habits

Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

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 24 Art To Eat

Preschoolers can learn about five areas of the environment and gain awareness through hands-on 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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Get out of the heat and enjoy a family-friendly flick. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

FREE Nature Play Day Help build your child’s interest in learning to play with objects found in nature. Build a fort, play in the water, climb, crawl and get dirty (kids will get muddy and wet). Ages 1 and older. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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.

FREE Splash Out!

Cool off under the spray from the Murfreesboro Fire Department. All ages. Old Fort Park Pavilion 1, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Fri 25 Dive-In Movie

Enjoy a screening of Despicable Me 2. Included with gate admission. All ages. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 8:30 p.m.; $34.99 those 52 inches and taller, $27.99 those 51 inches and shorter; 8897050 or nashvilleshores.com.

FREE Experiment with Cooking

Bake a sweet treat. Ages 4 and older. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

FREE Family Movie in the Park

Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly animated movie on the big screen

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Kids can play in a flurry of frothy foam during Ice Day at the Nashville Zoo on Saturday, July 26. outside. All ages. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov/parks.

FREE Family Movie Night

Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy a family-friendly outdoor movie (coolers are not allowed; concessions are available). All ages. Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. 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.

FREE Tales at Twilight

Enjoy live entertainment especially geared toward young children. All ages. Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., Nashville; 7 - 8 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

Toddler Time with Thomas

Enjoy play time while learning to follow directions and working as a team to accomplish simple goals. Ages 5 and younger. Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $3; 907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sat 26 FREE Animal Encounters

Meet a resident animal and learn about its characteristics. All ages. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Back to School Expo

Ray of Hope Community Church hosts this event that features educational, health and community resources. Enjoy music, face painting, inflatables and other activities. All ages. Glenn Elementary Enhanced Option School, 322 Cleveland St., Nashville; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 227-4110, ext. 30.

FREE Big Band Dance

Take a dance lesson, then cut a rug with musicians playing big band era music. All ages. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 - 10 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

Ice Day

Enjoy free ice cream samples, participate in an ice cream eating contest, watch animals receive popsicle treats and more. All ages. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12; 833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

FREE Lego Play Time

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

FREE Murfreesboro Bird Club Hike

Chirp, chirp! Get outdoors, bring your binoculars and search for summer migrants and resident birds of Tennessee. Ages 6 and older. Cason Lane Trailhead, 1100 Cason Trail, Murfreesboro; 9 a.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. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 3 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sounds Baseball

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

FREE Summer Saturdays: Horsing Around

Participate in stick horse races see blacksmithing demonstrations, visit the horse stables, pet horses and more. All ages. Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 440 Hogan Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 837-5197 or tnagmuseum.org.

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Super Hero Saturday

Dress as your favorite hero and learn how to beat the bad guys through a one-hour self-defense class followed by pizza and a movie. Ages 5 and older. Legacy Kickboxing, 14823 Lebanon Road, Mount Juliet; 3 - 6 p.m.; $30; 913-6216 or legacykickboxing.com.

Sun 27 Glitter & Glam

This benefit for Nashville’s Agape Rescue is hosted by the cast of TNT’s Private Lives of Nashville Wives. It features a fashion show with human attire by Glitz Nashville, silent and live auctions, wine, hors d’ouevres and more. All ages. Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave., Nashville; 5 - 8 p.m.; $70; glitterandglam.org.

Introduction to Dance

This program focuses on choreography and the skills it rakes to pick up dance routines. Ages 8 - 14. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $3; 867-7244.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. 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 Vintage Baseball

Watch 1860s style baseball when the Nashville Maroons take on Phoenix of East Nashville at noon, then the Franklin Farriers challenge the Stewart’s Creek Scouts at 2:30 p.m. All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 12 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball. com.

FREE Vintage Baseball

The Oak Hill Travellers challenge the Highland Rim Distillers during this 1860s style baseball game. All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 12 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

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Enjoy an interactive music show with Funikijam at Franklin’s Pinkerton Park on Wednesday, July 9.

Mon 28 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.

Tue 29 Creative Writing Class

This interactive class is for kids who love to write or want to learn how. Ages 7 - 9. The Wilderness Station, 4 - 4:45 p.m.; $3; 867-7244 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Outdoor Adventures Play Group

Join Miss Trina at the playground for a variety of outdoor games and activities. Ages 2 - 5.

Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

What’s Up Night Hike Embark on an evening hike while learning about owls. All ages. The Wildnerness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 7:30 p.m.; $3; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Wed 30 Growing Healthy Habits

Garner nutrition education through gardening. Ages 8 14. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 4 - 5 p.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Thu 31 Art To Eat

Preschoolers can learn about five areas of the environment and gain awareness through hands-on activities. Ages 2 5. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Movies at the Library

Get out of the heat and enjoy a family-friendly flick. All ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

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FREE Dance Happy Kids Show

Wednesday, July 23; All ages Nashville Ballet presents a performance of Ferdinand the Bull. Ages 12 and younger. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov/parks.

Family Night Out

Thursday, July 24; All ages The Nashville Ballet presents Degas and the Little Dancer. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org.


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music

FREE Summer Concert Series

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

Brandi Carlile

Thursday July 3; All ages Enjoy live music by Neon Summer. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

Thursday, July 10; All ages Enjoy live music by Riski Biznezz. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

Wednesday, July 2; All ages Enjoy a night of patriotic music with classics by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and more, along with the Nashville Symphony’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s explosive “1812 Overture.” The performance includes the 101st Airborne Division Band. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $22 - $79; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Summer Concert Series

FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

July 5 - 6; All ages Enjoy a night of live music when Brandi Carlile performs with the Nashville Symphony. All ages. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; Sat 8 p.m., Sun 7:30 p.m.; $44 - $89; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Family Night Out

Thursday, July 31; All ages Families can enjoy Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Friday, July 11; 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 p.m. - 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.

Maxwell

Wednesday, July 23; All ages Enjoy an evening of R&B music. Concert presented without orchestra. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $49 - $129; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Music Mayhem Kids Show

Wednesday, July 9 Ages 12 and younger Funikijam presents an interactive children’s show. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov/parks.

FREE Nashville Dancin’ Thursdays, July 3 - 31; All ages Enjoy an evening of live music featuring local and regional bands. Riverfront Park, 100 First Ave. N., Nashville; 6 p.m.; nashvilledancin.com.

FREE Summer Concert Series

Thursday, July 17; All ages Enjoy live music by Mike Claiborne. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Summer Concert Series Thursday, July 24; All ages Enjoy live music by Some Assembly Required. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Summer Concert Series Thursday, July 31; All ages Enjoy live music by Big Boomer Bang. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Sumner Crest Concert

Saturday, July 12; All ages The Body and Soul Band performs music from the ‘70s and ‘80s. All ages. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6:30- 9 p.m.; 325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com.

Sunset Concert Series

Sunday, July 27; All ages Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy classic rock music. Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Cir., Franklin; 6 - 8 p.m.; $10 in advance/$12 at the gate adults, $5 ages 6 - 12; battleoffranklintrust.org.

Friday, July 18; All ages Families can bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for an evening of live music and dancing. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

theater Behind the Mirror: A Tale of Snow White and Rose Red

July 11 - 26 Ages 10 and older Street Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville; Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.; $22 adults, $20 students; 554-7414 or streettheatrecompany.org.

A Fox on the Fairway

July 24 - Aug. 24 Ages 12 and older Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 - 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Sun 12 - 1:30 p.m. lunch, 2 p.m. show; $60 adults, $40 ages 13 - 18, $30 ages 12 and younger; 6469977 or dinnertheatre.com.

Grease

Through Sunday, July 20 Ages 14 and older Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 - 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show, Sun 12 - 1:30 p.m. lunch, 2 p.m. show; $60 adults, $40 ages 13 - 18, $30 ages 12 and younger; 646-

9977 or dinnertheatre.com.

The King & I

July 11 - 27; Ages 8 and older 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 Nerd

July 11 - 27 Ages 10 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.

Oliver!

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.

Through Saturday, July 12 All ages 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.

Gymboree Play & Music

Shrek the Musical

Metro Parks Community Centers & Activity Schedules

July 11 - 26; All ages 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.

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.

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

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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 &

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 through Sunday, 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.

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things to do 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 through Friday, 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; 8851052 or 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.

FREE Books-A-Million

Preschool storytime for ages 2 - 7 is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at 1720 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 995-7112 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 Monday at 11 a.m. and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. All ages. Participate in an arts and crafts activity • Nature Nuts Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and Thursday at 4 p.m. All ages. Enjoy nature activities • Science a la Carte Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. All

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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. and Thursday at 11 a.m. All ages. Make treats in the kitchen • Storytime Every Tuesday and Friday at 11 a.m. All ages. • 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.

Lucky Ladd Farms

Spend the day with unlimited play with more than 70 activities at Tennessee’s largest petting farm located at 4374 Rocky Glad Road, Eagleville; Wed Thu 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 ages 2 and older; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com.

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 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

Stones River National Battlefield Rangers present free walking tours daily at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 17. Located at 1563 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

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, 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.

My Gym Brentwood

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

Pump It Up Play Time

Open jump times are Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for preschoolers, Thu 5 - 8 p.m. and Fri 1 - 4 p.m. ages 12 and younger, and all school holidays 1 - 4 p.m. ages 12 and younger. Pump It Up, 7104 Crossroads Blvd., Ste. 128, Brentwood; $8 per child; 3738340 or pumpitupparty.com.

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A local family enjoys a float with Blue Heron Nature Cruises. Blue Heron Nature Cruises at Riverbluff Park 175 Old Cumberland St., Ashland City 385-7007 or blueheroncruises.com

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

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

• Open House Day Tuesday, July 1. All ages. Tour the

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facility when astronomers are available for questions. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $6.27 • Telescope Night Friday, July 11. All ages. View the night sky through the telescopes, tour the facility and talk to astronomers. 9 - 11 p.m. $6.27

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

• Kreative Kids Tuesdays, July 15 - 29. Ages 7 - 12. Use the potter’s wheel and hand build using slabs, coils and pinch pots. 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $30

• Pottery Tuesdays, July 15 - Aug. 19. Ages 13 and older. Work on hand-built pieces and wheel-thrown ones. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 5:45 - 8:30 p.m. $82 • Preschool Safety Program Wednesdays, July 9 30. Ages 3 - 5. Learn to stay safe while developing self-confidence and learning how to avoid dangerous situations. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. $15 per class • Taekwondo Club Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 8 31. Ages 6 - 14. Stay safe by practicing safety skills and learning self-defense techniques. 4:15 - 5 p.m. $12 per class • Tiny Tadpoles Taekwondo Wednesdays, July 9 - 30. Ages 2 - 3. This program focuses on gross motor de-


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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 • Busy Bees Every Tuesday and Thursday. Ages 3 - 5. Learn how to follow directions, participate in a group environment, improve coordination and practice good sportsmanship. 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

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

• 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

The Dyer Observatory offers monthly telescope nights where guests can view celestial objects through a variety of telescopes. velopment, listening skills and safety. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. $15 per class • Write Songs Like the Stars Wednesdays, July 9 Aug. 13. Ages 13 and older. Learn how to write songs, music and lyrics from an ASCAP professional. This classes focuses on most styles of pop, country and rock formats. 6 - 7 p.m. $10 per class

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

• Babysitting 101 Saturday, July 19. Ages 11 - 15. Gain the skills necessary to be a safe, responsible and successful babysitter. 9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. $50 • Drawing for Beginners Wednesdays, July 16 - 30. Ages 13 and older. Learn the basics of drawing. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $65 • Internet Genealogy July 17 - 19. Ages 16 and older. Learn how to track back generations of your family in just a few clicks of a mouse. 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. $35. Call 614-946-3014 to register • Painting with J.A. Yances Mondays, July 14 - 28. Ages 13 and older. Learn the principles of painting and composition using either oils or acrylics. 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $20 per class • Zentangle Basics Thursday, July 17. Ages 13 and older. Go through a step-by-step process to create two abstract art pieces. 1:30 - 4 p.m. $35

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• FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday, July 5. Ages 5 - 12. Build a bug house. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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• Deb’s Doodlez Thursdays, July 10 - 31. Ages 8 and older. Learn to create a practice drawing using basic shapes and working with a variety of methods. 6 7:30 p.m. $40 • Judo Karate Mondays, July 7 - 28. 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. $50 • Polynesian Dancing Wednesdays, July 2 - 23. 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 • Preschool Safety Program Tuesdays or Thursdays, July 1 - 31. Ages 3 - 5. Learn to stay safe while developing self-confidence and learning how to avoid dangerous situations. 10 - 10:30 a.m. $15 per class • Safety and Self-Defense for Girls Ages 13 and older. Learn safety strategies, situational awareness, how to avoid dangerous situations and basic physical selfdefense. 6 - 8 p.m. $35 • Still Life Drawing Wednesday, July 2. Ages 16 and older. Learn how to set up and draw a successful still life composition such as contrast, negative space, relationship, etc. 1 - 3 p.m. $30 • WOW Oil Landscape Painting Ages 13 and older. Learn a layering process to paint vast landscapes. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $75

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• Music in the Meadow Saturday, July 26. All ages. Enjoy a night of music by performers from Tennessee Repertory Theater and Studio Tenn. 7 p.m. $20 ($75 per carload of six)

• 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

Williams-Sonoma at The Mall at Green Hills 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville 292-5066 • williams-sonoma.com

• FREE Handheld Fruit Pies Saturday, July 5. Ages 8 and older. Learn to make personal pies. 9:30 a.m. • FREE Shakes Saturday, July 26. Ages 5 and older. Prepare fruit and chocolate shakes. 9:30 a.m. • FREE Spectacular Summer Salads Saturday, July 19. Ages 8 and older. Learn to prepare a salad filled with veggies, meats, cheeses and croutons. 9:30 a.m. • FREE Spiralized Saturday, July 12. Ages 5 and older. Make fun dishes with the Spiralizer using fruits and vegetables.

Be in Things to Do! Send us Your Events Deadline for August’s THINGS TO DO is Monday, July 7. All events must be submitted in writing. Submit event info to: chad@daycommedia.com Please include: Event Name • Date • Time Venue (with street address) Age-appropriateness Brief description of event Admission fee • Is advance registration required? Contact info for publishing

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Plan Now for Pied Piper

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ny outing to a Nashville Symphony show is a good experience for kids, but for the youngest in your family, the symphony offers the Pied Piper Children’s Series. These concerts are designed specifically for young children, and each performance tells a particular story with special guests on stage that range from the Nashville Public Library’s puppet troupe to members of Nashville Ballet who deliver a visual appeal to the experience. The shows take place on select Saturdays, and Nashville Symphony just announced its next Pied Piper season: • Nov. 1: Under the Big Top A tribute to the flying, freewheeling fun of the circus. • Dec 6: Amahl and the Night Visitors A holiday story about a shepherd boy who meets the three kings on their way to Bethlehem. • March 21, 2015: The Adventures of Young Amadeus A musical romp through the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. • April 11, 2015: The Magical World of Tchaikovsky Experience the Russian composer’s best known works (Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Nutcracker) One hour prior to each concert, kids can participate in a variety of hands-on activities throughout the building. Season tickets are available for $40 - $100 at 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

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Children can enjoy hands-on musical activities an hour prior to the Pied Piper concerts with the Nashville Symphony. Season tickets are now available for next season.

Top 5 Things To Do This Month! 1) Take your kids to the Frist Center to see Watch Me Move: The Animation Show. Admission to the Frist is free for ages 18 and younger. (fristcenter.org) 2) Enjoy a picnic on the grounds of Cheekwood after exploring the David Rogers’ Big Bugs and Andy Warhol’s Flowers exhibits. (cheekwood.org) 3) Cut a rug with your kids during a Big Band Dance taking place Saturdays at 7 p.m. at the Centennial Park event shelter. Admission is free! (nashville.gov/parks) 4) Celebrate America’s independence during the Music City July 4 festivities in downtown Nashville. The free day of fun starts at 12 p.m. (visitmusiccity.com/july4th) 5) Join members of the Nashville Opera on Sunday, July 13 at The Franklin Theatre for the Mary Poppins sing along. (nashvilleopera.org)


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A crowd formed inside during the stage performances at our annual Spring Kids Fest.

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