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itting at a restaurant recently, I saw a sad sight. A sight I’ve been seeing a lot lately. A family was there together only they were apart. They were all on their phones. The mother put her phone away then nudged her husband who begrudgingly did the same and then they got on their three kids about it. Everybody looked unhappy. I saw that all in the course of about a minute. We ate and on the way out we passed that family again and you’re right, they were all engrossed again, separate. Why had they gone to dinner together anyway? For years “experts” have forced the idea down our throats that we should eat dinner together as a family every night. That works out fine when your kids are little and in your hands. But as they get older they grow apart from you, start closing the door to their room and rolling their eyes when you “bug” them for something or other. It’s a sad state when families don’t have an awareness of what’s OK and what’s not OK. I think it’s rude when people hang on their phone’s every text or post or Candy Crush in the presence of others. Except when you’re standing in a line by yourself ... or at a traffic light by yourself ... or on your sofa by yourself ... But if you’re with friends or more importantly with your kids, shouldn’t you at least try to be together? When children are little, they want you to watch them. Watch them swing, watch them play, swing

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with them, play with them. If you send them the message that they are second to the phone you’re a slave to, they will learn that, too. Where will that leave you when you’re older? Nagging at them to pay attention to you when you’re at dinner and you’ve finally had some sense knocked into your head. The idea of balance is back. Moms used to struggle to balance work and family and we realized that you can’t — there’s no balance possible, it’s a no-win situation even if you work from home. There is always a tug to do what you need to do whether it’s your work or your laundry. The balance idea isn’t just a working mom issue anymore, it’s a family idea. With children holding cell phones in their hands when they’re babies, pretty soon we won’t need to be families anymore because we won’t know what it means to be one. Here’s what it means to be a family: You look at each other when you talk. You put down your phones when you eat or when you watch your child at his soccer game. You seek out ways to be together because family life is fleeting, it does not remain forever. Soon enough you’ll be longing for the time when you had to change diapers and get a little one to eat his broccoli. Don’t be a boring old phone addict. Your kids want you, all of you, not the half-paying attention you, the full you. You’ve only got them for so long. Why on earth would you lessen that time?

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FAVORITE DOC NOMINATIONS! (If you have an outstanding doctor, nominate him or her at nashvilleparent.com) Edward D. Eastham, M.D. Tennessee Pediatrics, Murfreesboro tennesseepediatrics. com

Dr. Eastham has been the primary care physician for our four children since near birth and the oldest is now 15 years old. He has always practiced medicine honestly, sincerity and with compassion. My kids love his bedside manner as he always makes them laugh and nearly always has a joke for them. He seems to truly care about kids and has been a real blessing to this family and countless others here in Rutherford County. If I were to imagine what a really small town doctor might feel like with a state-ofthe-art facility, I somehow think this would be him and his office. To any new parent considering the choices out there, I wold say hands down he is one of the finest doctors in Murfreesboro. Dewayne & Trish Bryant

Keith S. Thompson, M.D. Rivergate Pediatrics, Goodlettsville rivergatepediatrics. com

Dr. Thompson has been or sons’ pediatrician since they were born. He’s kind, patient, positive and always listens to his patients to find the best treatment option. He spends quality time with the family during appoint-

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ments and makes you feel like he truly cares about keeping the family healthy and happy. Angie Lawson

Catherine Bottoms, M.D. Nurture Pediatrics, Smyrna nurturepediatrics.com

Dr. Bottoms has been our pediatrician since our children were born. She’s warm and caring and takes time to answer questions and listen to concerns. Unlike some doctors, she remembers our children so we don’t have to re-explain history or general details each visit. We love her! Sara Heilwagen

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Dr. Collins has always been so kind to our children and to us. He’s always quick to establish a good relationship with the kids when we go for visits. He really listens and cares about issues we are dealing with. Dr. Collins is quick to answer when we have questions or to help us with additional needs and resources in town. He’s such a wonderful, encouraging person and always makes the kids feel better just to visit with him! We love him and recommend him constantly — and everyone who we refer adores him! Lara Cotey

Leeanna F. Copeland, N.P. North Children’s Clinic and Family Care, Gallatin

At North’s Children’s Clinic, there are so many wonderful doctors and nurses. When I started having children, I knew that she was the doctor I wanted to take care of my kid(s). She’s the best around and always takes time out for her patients when they ask questions no matter how much time it takes. When my daughter started having breathing problems she seen us right away and sent us to the hospital where she was diagnosed with asthma soon after. When I realized my son had some behavioral issues, Leeanna was there and offered us advice and how to help our son without medicine. Bottom line, she’s an awesome doctor. They used to be located in Hendersonville, which took us less than 10 minutes to get there. Now, they’ve moved to Gallatin and it takes about 30 minutes. If they decide to move again I will definitely follow and make sure my kids are only seen by Leeanna and her staff. Kayla Coleman

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ON THE COVER: Loving theater. Thomas was photographed in the studio by Rebekah Pope Photography. An avid theater lover (like so many kids in Middle Tennessee!) Thomas started acting at the ripe old age of 6. He’s worked with the Circle Players, Act Too, The Boiler Room and his school. This past summer, he spent three weeks at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts (frenchwoods.com) in Hancock, N.Y., where he nabbed the lead role of Stanley in The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Keep your eyes peeled: Thomas loves performing and plans to keep on doing it!


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You CAN Exercise with Kids! Don’t ALWAYS drop your little one off when you workout — take her along, sometimes! Check out these tips.

Use your kids as weights or just play sports with them in the backyard. I use my two under 2 as weights — they fly and my arms get toned. Additionally, I have three older children, and we swim and play sports together (like kicking a ball around). I’m certainly not skinny, but they keep me on my toes! Liz Eads

Workout while they nap. I do my Beachbody workouts while my son naps in the afternoon. I work 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. part time Monday through Thursday, come home, put him down for a nap and get right down to business. If I sit down I won’t make it to working out! Betsy McTee

Wear your baby.

Yoga goes great with kids.

I wear my 3-month-old in my Moby wrap and push my 5-year-old and 2-year-old in our sit and stand stroller. They usually won’t let me go more than a mile, but either way that’s a lot of weight to be carrying and pushing.

I do yoga at home and my 4-year-old likes to do it with me. With my older kids we’ll ride bikes (not as much as I would like because it’s sometimes too hot) or play soccer together.

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Dance with them to their favorite musical shows. I loved to dance along with the kids to their little musical shows in the morning when they were toddlers. Now that they’re a teen and tween we get to do even more fun stuff, like slackline, hiking and going on bike rides. Tammie Kirkham

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Walk the greenway to the playground! Mine loved the bike trailer. We live on a greenway, so we would bike to the playground, play and then bike home. They wouldn’t nap in the car but always fell asleep while biking! Jackie Harry

Utilize the exersaucer to occupy your little one. When she was smaller, I’d put my daughter in her exersaucer while I worked out. Now at 21 months old, she loves to exercise with mommy! She knows how to do jumping jacks, squats, crunches and even her own version of a push-up! Her daddy and I load her up in her Step Two car for family jogs — she walked almost a whole mile the other evening with us around the block! She LOVES exercise! Robin Nowlin

Make a game out of it. Create warm-up dice out of foam dice. Use one dice to write down six exercises. Roll all the dice and count how many of which exercise they need to do. Also a math game for little ones. Heather Centracchio

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Kids & Learning a Second Language. You’re not bilingual, but you’re thinking about starting your child on a second language. What age is best, and will you learn the language, too?

It’s never too early to start! Some metro schools already require foreign language in elementary. My daughter has taken Spanish since kindergarten. It’s never to early to start! Nikki Williams-Northern

Teach your kids to be fluent in sign language and other languages. Both of mine know some sign language and I would like them to start Spanish and be fluent in both. Jeremy and Heather Clegg

Private schools do require it. Our schools already require it — private school — but still my kids are required to take Spanish until fifth grade. Amber Joy Bibb

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Growing up in a household with two languages makes it easy for kids to learn early on. My children grow up in a Spanish household. They are fluent in both English and Spanish. In middle school I’ll be able to start them in French. Children are like a sponge, they soak up everything. Stella Alvarez Luna

Teach letters and numbers in other languages early. I’ve taught my daughters from the beginning how to count in Spanish and German. They say it sticks with them for life if they learn it before the age of 5 or 6. I know I had a Spanish class in second grade and remember more from that then the four years I took in high school. Kara Davis Marcum

Start at age 4 with Rosetta Stone. I plan to start Rosetta Stone Spanish with my 4-year-old in the fall. Yes, I plan on learning more. I know a few words and phrases I have picked up on mission trips to Venezuela. And we are homeschooling her. Niki Ary

I wish schools DID require it earlier. I wish that Metro Schools required Spanish starting in kindergarten and all the way through elementary, with a choice of languages in middle and high school. I welcome ideas from other parents on local non-school programs, DVDs, CDs and what not. Melissa Butler


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Got a Cold?

NOT ME. Help kids maintain a strong constitution by following these simple tips. Feed them a balanced, healthy diet

Make sure they get good exercise

Each meal you prepare should include colorful fruits and vegetables (fresh are best) to help boost your child’s immune system. Give them broccoli, strawberries, oranges and other foods with vitamin C. Make sure they get plenty of calcium and vitamin D. Yogurts with probiotics can help with immunity, too.

Regular, moderate exercise can reduce the number of cold and flu episodes your child gets over the year up to 50 percent. It also makes your child’s lungs and heart stronger, strengthens his muscles, builds stronger bones and keeps weight off. In fact, regular exercise boosts your child’s immune system so much it wards off diseases.

Get the kids the flu vaccine Want to avoid the flu? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s the single best way to prevent it. Flu season starts in October, but the flu vaccine for the 2014 - 2015 season has already begun shipping to providers. Learn more about the upcoming flu season at cdc.gov.

Love them some bedtime Doctors say not getting enough sleep can practically double your child’s risk of getting a cold or flu. Make sure your kids stick to an early bedtime. Babies need up to 14 hours of sleep a day; preschoolers need 11 - 13 and school-age kids need 10 - 11 hours a night. If your kids don’t get enough sleep during the school week, let ’em sleep in on Saturday!

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Try not to touch your face Since cold and flu viruses enter your child’s body through the nose, eyes and mouth, encourage your child not to touch his face if he can help it. It’s hard! If your child doesn’t have a bath before bedtime, at least have him wash his hands. Yes, it can be very difficult to accomplish — hand-washing at strategic moments is all the more important.

Know the basics Hand-washing, not sharing cups or straws or toothbrushes ... these things can be taught fairly easily. Teach and repeat over and over again.

Keep sick kids home If your child has a fever, don’t send him out to play. Help other kids stay healthy by keeping your sick child home and getting him the rest, fluids and TLC he needs.


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Orthodontics

Morris Orthodontics

D 711 East Main Street, Ste. 110 Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 431-2787 morrixbraces.com

r. J. Richard Morris has been voted “Best Orthodontist in Sumner County” in Sumner Parent magazine, The Hendersonville Star News and The Gallatin News Examiner on five separate occasions. “It is incredibly rewarding” he says. “It lets us know that our patients and their families feel they are receiving excellent care and that they appreciate our high-tech, yet conservative approach to treatment.”

Dr. Morris is a Vanderbilt-trained Orthodontist with a Georgia Tech degree in engineering. He has drawn upon his diverse background to create a state-of-the-art practice that uses the most advanced equipment and technology, like the lowest radiation digital x-rays and the highest quality digital photography. His Mac-based computer system offers the highest level of security to protect patient privacy. An on-site lab allows for the custom fabrication of patient appliances with shorter turn-around times. He is experienced in the latest orthodontic theories, practices and products, such as Invisalign® and lingual (behind the teeth) braces. His approach is conservative and he will inform parents when their children should delay treatment to ensure the ideal timeframe for orthodontic success. The result has been pleased patients, from age 7 to 70. Claire Engler who plays “Violet” on Disney’s A.N.T. Farm, recently wrote to Dr. Morris “Thank you for helping me achieve a better smile! You have made a huge difference in my life!” Dr. Morris truly believes in the difference one person can make and in the responsibility each of us has for giving back. The Morris Orthodontics Volunteer Program has been featured in The Tennessean, The Hendersonville Star News and the Fairview Plantation magazine. The program rewards Morris Orthodontics patients who contribute their time to community service. The response to the program has been overwhelming and it gives everyone a reason to smile. Dr. Morris has personally experienced the satisfaction of giving back, on a dental mission trip to Guatemala, helping families who lacked access to regular dental care. Dr. Morris feels that he has one of the best orthodontic staffs in Tennessee and is particularly proud of their patient-centric focus. Donna Murray, the New Patient Coordinator, puts it best: “I love the fact that we are not just straightening teeth, but we are helping to give patients a better quality of life by building their self esteem through a confident smile and that we do this as a caring and devoted team.” When Dr. Morris isn’t working, he enjoys being involved in the local community, teaching a weekly cycle class at the Sumner County YMCA, and supporting local baseball and football teams. He is also an avid triathlete and has sponsored several triathlons for children. He regularly contributes to fundraisers for schools and non-profit organizations and is proud to sponsor the Hendersonville High School Golden Girls Dance Team Clinics for children in grades K-8.

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Professional Affiliations: American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Tennessee Association of Orthodontists, Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society.


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CHIROPRACTIC

GENERAL DENTISTRY

GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Christopher M. Boles, D.C. Exodus Chiropractic, Franklin exoduschiropracticoffranklin.com

Mike Glasmeier, D.M.D. First Impressions Dentist, Antioch nashvillefirstimpressions.net

Cynthia L. Wallace, M.D. Hermitage Family Practice, Hermitage tristarhealth.com

Dr. Boles has a mission to make his patients healthy and to keep them that way. I injured my back and actually entered his office in a wheelchair, unable to walk at all. Within a few days I was walking, not a normal, fast walk but I was walking unaided. After about two weeks of seeing Dr. Boles I was walking normal and almost completely pain free!! He has a true gift and he uses it to help people and glorify God. Two amazing qualities for a doctor to have. He deserves to be acknowledged for that. Tammy Stanley

Dr. Glasmeier is so kind and patient. He puts all of his patients at ease, especially children. He is very understanding of patients who are fearful of the dentist and specializes in treating children with special needs. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a family dentist. Maura Kelley

Shaun Bivens, D.M.D. Bivens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Mt. Juliet • drshaunbivens.com

Any doctor that can see my husband, myself, and all five of our children in less than two hours is well worth the nomination. He and his staff are the sweetest, kindest, most warm group of people who can truly take the fear out of going to the dentist. I totally love them and wouldn’t trade them for the world. LaKeisha Pickett

She is awesome! She has toys in the room for the kids while they wait for her and they can keep aging while she checks them. Very nice lady who truly cares! I also don’t have a problem getting an appointment right away and usually as soon as I call they can get us I that day. Kori Merritt

Sonal Gupta, M.D. Heritage Medical Associates, Franklin heritagemedical.com

Dr. Gupta is an excellent doctor. She’s invested in each patient to make sure each patient gets everything they need but also explains to you why you need the care. Dr. Gupta takes her time with each patient she doesn’t make you feel like a number. Karesha Howard

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Roseann Maikis, M.D. TriStar Centennial Medical Center Nashville • tristarcentennial.com

Dr. Maikis performed robotic surgery on me a couple of years ago. It was near the end of the year and I needed to decide between a hysterectomy or other less invasive procedures. When after a few days I called to change my surgery; she personally called me to discuss my change of heart. She said if I indeed wanted to go ahead with a hysterectomy on the day of surgery she would honor the request, but that she wanted to be certain it was the surgery I wanted. She didn’t want me to regret the surgery. I truly appreciated her taking the time to call me rather than delegating it to the nurse or just making the requested change. She is an excellent surgeon as well. Dana Gill

Nicole L. Heidemann, M.D. Tennessee Women’s Care, Nashville twcpc.net

Dr. Heidemann is the NICEST doctor I have ever been to. She was with me throughout my pregnancy, listened to me and heard what I said and then helped create an action plan that fit me. She stayed with me through my labor, delivered my son via emergency C-section and saved my life that night when I had complications. She really has a gift for medicine and dealing with her patients! Chelsea Swindle

ORTHODONTICS Clay Fulks, D.M.D. Smile Construction Orthodontics Hendersonville • smileconstruction.com Dr. Fulks is one in a million! He and his staff are kind, compassionate, and encouraging. With three of us having been under his care, we have never had anything but great experiences. My son has a facial disorder he’s had since birth, but Dr. Fulks is the only doctor who continued to research and meet with other doctors to finally give us a name for the disorder--and peace of mind. When my son then started treatment with Smile Construction, Dr. Fulks called us at home after hours to check on him. Very few doctors do that today! That positive attitude and willingness to offer the best care trickles down through every member of his staff. From Christina who explains your treatment

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DOCs to Mark who deals with finances to all of the assistants, we always feel cared for. My kids never dread going to the orthodontist; my young daughter can hardly wait until it’s her turn--that speaks volumes! Simply put, we don’t feel like just another patient with Dr. Fulks. Instead, we feel as if we are visiting a friend who is taking great care of us. That reassurance is priceless. Becky Boyd

J. Richard Morris, Jr., D.M.D. Morris Orthodontics, Hendersonville morrisbraces.com

Dr. Morris and his team are amazing. Dedicated to the community and a huge sponsor of Hendersonville Parks team sports, he also offers a discount in services for those families who do community service. As an orthodontist, Dr. Morris is talented, dedicated and always available. He treats each child kindly, especially those with special needs. He’s not only an excellent orthodontist, but a family man of great character and an asset to Hendersonville and Sumner County. Bridget Williams Golden

OTHER SPECIALTY W. Travis Cain, M.D. Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center Mt. Juliet • allergyasc.com

Dr. Cain is a down to earth person and really gets on a patients level when explaining things. He’s extremely caring and makes sure his patients are cared for in the most efficient way for their specific needs. I have been a patient of his for the last four years and my son has also been a patient for more than a year and I’m very pleased with the results of care and treatment he has provided. Also, his employees seem to enjoy working with him. Miranda Enoch

PEDIATRICIAN David Wyckoff, M.D. Pediatric Associates, Nashville padconline.com

Every visit is different … it seems as though I’ve known Dr. Wyckoff all of my life.

During my daughters first 11 months of her life, he has taken the time to get to know her and our family. We will visit him for her 12-month checkup and looking forward to it, knowing that we are seeing a doctor that really knows his field. Amazing doctor for being so young. Melanie Lopez

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

Eight years ago when I had my first child, I was so worried about choosing the right Doctor. I had the BEST pediatrician as a child and I wanted the same for mine. My Doctor recommended Heather Johnson, and I am so glad that I listened. Heather Johnson has taken such great care of my children. She is compassionate, kind, and always listens to our needs and answers our concerns. She always takes her time when we visit and does not make us feel like she is rushing to the next patient. Goodlettsville Pediatrics as a whole is a fantastic Practice. We highly recommend! Tasha Petenzi

John W. Chambers, Jr., M.D., F.A.A.P. Pediatric Associates of Franklin pediatricsoffranklin.com

He provides the most excellent care to our children. He spends so much time answering all of our questions, never making us feel rushed. He is wonderful about talking to the children on their level. Our children enjoy seeing him and have no fears of going to the dr. We always get to speak to him or his nurse quickly when we have a concern. We knew right away with our firstborn that we had made the right decision in choosing our pediatrician. You truly get a sense that he cares and it feels like any question we ask, he has such a wealth of knowledge. Amy Newton

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

She always makes me feel at ease when my family and I arrive for services, and I have always felt my children are well cared for. She always takes the time to answer my list of questions that I bring along with me and the facilities are beautiful and very clean. Melanie Smith


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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Mirna Caldwell, D.D.S. Caldwell Pediatric Dentistry, Nashville caldwellpediatricdentistry.com Dr. Caldwell is gentle, kind, and very patient. She informs the kids on what they need to be doing, but does so in such a sweet way that they really want to take better care of their teeth. We have been to several bad pediatric dentist offices. We feel very lucky to have found Dr. Caldwell.

Bethany Johnson

Ryan Cregger, D.D.S. Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry brentwoodpediatricdentistry.com

Dr. Ryan is amazing! His office is bright and cheery — an extension of his own personality. My children look forward to their regular checks ups. Recently, my 7-year-old even tried to tell me that he couldn’t wait two whole weeks for his scheduled exam because he really wanted to see Dr. Ryan! Kendra Tiedemann

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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

Clayton M. Fulks, D.M.D. Smile Construction Orthodontics 100 Springhouse Court, Ste. 200, Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 824-8929 smileconstruction.com

Dr. Fulks is the orthodontist of choice for Sumner County, TN. He is the Premier Provider for the Damon and Invisalign Systems for the Northern Nashville area. Treating patients like family is a priority for Dr. Fulks and he wants every patient to feel welcome and important at each visit. Producing the highest quality orthodontic result in a warm and caring environment, makes treatment with Dr. Fulks a life changing experience. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine, where he graduated in the top three of his class. It was in dental school that he developed a passion for the field of orthodontics. After becoming a dentist, he was accepted into a three year Orthodontic residency program at Vanderbilt University, where he served as the chief resident during his final year. He continues to serve at Vanderbilt as a part-time faculty member. Dr. Fulks is a Co-director of the Summit Institute, a local interdisciplinary dental study club dedicated to optimizing dental care in Sumner County. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Tennessee Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, Nashville Dental Society, Tennessee Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Fulks married his high school sweetheart, Jenny and they have two beautiful children, Jackson and Olivia. He enjoys hunting, golfing and spending time with his family. He is a member of the Hendersonville First Baptist Church and he believes in supporting and being involved in his community. Our Team: At Smile Construction Orthodontics, we have a friendly, energetic team with over 100 years of combined experience. We believe in treating our patients like family and strive to provide the best orthodontic treatment available. Our patient-focused practice offers state-of-the-art equipment and methods with a variety of treatment options to suit each individual. Scheduling appointments is convenient with three rapidly growing locations in Hendersonville, Gallatin and White House. BRENTWOOD / NOLENSVILLE 6438 Nolensville Rd. 615-941-1157

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crafts BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Get the kids back into the school groove with these fun crafts.

Homework Door Sign It’s going to be homework central at your place soon enough and kids’ll need quiet! Let them make a sign to hang or stick on their door to let you know they’re working on their homework.

What You Need Red and yellow construction paper Sticker letters Foil tape Clear packing tape Scissors Pencil

What You Do • Take a yellow sheet of construction paper and draw out a big pencil shape. There’s no need for a point as you’re just referencing a pencil and not being exact. • Cut out an eraser shape out of the red construction paper that is the same width of the yellow shape you cut.

• With a piece of the foil tape, tape the two pieces together. • Apply the sticker letters to the yellow section in whatever spot you want them. • Once all the letters are in place, you can take two strips of the clear packing tape and lie them over the length of the pencil sign. • Flip it over and put more pieces of the clear packing tape on the back. This acts as a lamination. • Cut off the excess of the clear packing tape. Now it’s ready to stick to the door. You can do this with more tape, or you can attach a ribbon and hang it from the doorknob.

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ACCORDION MINIS mpix.com | starting at $19.99 These cute, accordion fold photo books are fun to share and look at. It’s not a simple page turner like photo books and they’re sized perfectly to share at gatherings.

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GLASS MAGNETS shutterfly.com | $19.99 set of three Put your photos to use with these fun glass magnets. They’re 1.4 inches in diameter and come as a set of three. Use your own photos or pick from several available graphics.

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1. Immediately delete the bad. That means hitting the trash can on all those blurry, dark and over-exposed photos as well as the ones where you don’t look your best! 2. Back’em up. Choose a safe and secure online storage system to keep your photos handy. (Hint: search “best online backup services” to find what will work for you). 3. Set albums in storage. As you download your photos, keep them organized in albums by topic or date to make them easier to search later on. 4. Quick! Create a photo book! As soon as you can, create a photo book online and have it printed. It’s better than individual prints and then organizing them into an album yourself. Do it fast, or your pics will pile up on you! 5. Prune your photos. Only keep the ones that get the most reaction.


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family getaway By Chad Young

Bountiful Branson Lots of fun awaits your family in the Ozarks region of Southern Missouri!

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The Wildfire roller coaster at Silver Dollar City.


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ay the word, “Branson,” and you might automatically assume it’s a destination for old people. Big misconception! Branson, Mo. is full of family fun. It is definitely the live show capital in the United States. Did you know that Branson actually has more seats than Broadway in New York? It sure does. Fifty theaters with multiple live shows await, and a lot more, too.

THINGS TO DO It’s possible not to know where to start in Branson. Shopping opportunities are in store, and the one place you need to visit is Dick’s Oldtime 5 & 10 (dicksoldtime5and10.com). This retail store is like a museum with more than 50,000 novelty items featuring classic toys and a lot of stuff that will blow your mind. Dick’s is big on the WOW factor. Itching for more shopping? Head over to the Tanger Outlet Mall (tangeroutlet.com/ branson). There, you’ll find more than 65 brand name designer stores that include clothing, food and accessories. Stop by Harry & David for some goodies, and your kids will most likely want to make a stop at the Disney Store. Attractions for all ages are more than plentiful in Branson. An absolute must is the Acrobats of China show (acrobatsofchina.com). More than 40 performers fill the stage doing stunts that are amazing. Your kids’ mouths will drop by what these acrobats can do, showcasing strength and dexterity — especially in the scene where a ballerina is on pointe on top of her partner’s head! From start to finish, it’s an

exciting show. Feeling lucky? Head over to the Andy Williams Moon River Theater for your chance to win cash and prizes in “The Price is Right LIVE!” (andywilliamstheatre.com). Yeah, that’s right. It’s just like the game show on TV, and the host of the show is none other than Jerry Springer. Even if you don’t get called up to the front, it is a major blast to experience. When the announcer shouts out a name, saying, “Come on down!” you will be cheering even if it’s not your name. Audience members who get called down have the chance to get on stage to play games just like on the TV show — games like Plinko, Cliffhangers and Punch-ABunch. Then there’s the spinning of the Big Wheel and the showcase showdown. This show is a ton of fun And Springer is a hoot! He pokes fun at himself and the contestants all in good humor. Looking for a little adventure? Head to Wolfe Mountain for the Branson Zipline tour (bransonzipline.com). Have fun zipping through the Ozarks canopy on three different course options. The longest one, however, ends with a 100foot free fall drop ... if you’re so daring, go for it! An absolute must on your visit with your kids in Branson is the World’s Largest Toy Museum (worldslargesttoymuseum.com). More than 1 million toys are on display, and it’s everything you can imagine going all the way back into the 1700s. You will have fun reminiscing when you see classic fare that you had when you were a kid. Your kids will be awestruck as they

wind through the mazes of this fabulous museum. Want to sink into some history? Then head to the Titanic Museum (titanicbranson.com). Yes, we have one in Pigeon Forge, but the one in Branson was the first. It’s an amazing museum documenting the ill-fated journey of the “ship of dreams.” You get a card going in with an actual passenger’s name and detail. The very last exhibit room features a wall with all of the passengers’ names in alphabetical order, sorted by class. You’ll find out if the passenger on your card survived or not. Hop aboard the Showboat Branson Belle (showboatbransonbelle.com) for a dinner cruise on Table Rock Lake that comes with an amazing live performance by The ShowMen. Your kids will be amazed by Janice Martin, the violin-playing aerialist. Martin’s art is outstanding. She alone is worth this outing. Sheer family entertainment comes by way of The Baldknobbers (baldknobbers. com). It’s the oldest running show in Branson — more than 50 years — and it is great fun. You’ll enjoy hearing some great country standards and having a chuckle at several comedy skits in between. The big boy in Branson is Silver Dollar City

(silverdollarcity.com). It’s the most famous attraction there and boasts being named “America’s Best Theme Park” by USA Today. The park features lots of entertaining familyfriendly shows and lots of thrill rides, including the world’s only wooden coaster that twists upside down. It also has an oldschool classic coaster — Fire in the Hole — an indoor coaster with high-speed drops and thrilling surprises along the way. There’s lots of great eats at the park, and you’ll definitely want to take the kids to the ice cream parlor there. The mint chocolate chip is the bomb. An interesting component about Silver Dollar City’s locale is that it evolved around a great wonder — Marvel Cave. It was discovered circa 1500 AD by Osage Indians, and it features one of the largest cave entrance rooms in the United States, 300 feet below the surface.

WHERE TO STAY The Village at Indian Point (thevillageatindianpoint.com) offers very cozy accommodations with a great view of Table Rock Lake. It’s only a couple minutes from Silver Dollar City, it has a really nice swimming pool and the rooms are equipped with everything you need for a decent stay. Chad Young is the managing editor for this publication.

Want to know more about Branson? Call 800-296-0463 or get online and go to explorebranson.com

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ark your calendar for Saturday, Aug. 23 and join Williamson Parent during it’s annual Back-to-School Fair at CoolSprings Galleria. This fun, family event helps you get your kids ready for another year of learning as you take in a fashion show, discover after-school enrichment programs (including music, dance, tutoring, sports and more) and see live performances by local arts schools. Bring a donation of school supplies for the non-profit Pencil Foundation and be registered to win a backyard splash prize that includes a Pirate Island Adventure Set and Flood Force Water Cannon. Youngsters can enjoy face painting, a balloon artist and participating in a kids karaoke challenge. While you’re there, be sure to register for giveaways. We’ve got some goodies up for grabs!. The Back-to-School Fair takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and admission is free. CoolSprings Galleria is located at 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. Learn more at 256-2158 or nashvilleparent.com.

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local news Take Fido to a Ball Game!

Get Pop-Cultured

Sunday, Aug. 10

Through Sunday, Aug. 10, Barnes & Noble in CoolSprings

Greer Stadium is literally going

(1701 Mallory Lane) invites

to the dogs on Sunday, Aug.

families to the store to “Get Pop-

10 during Bark in the Park.

Cultured with Barnes & Noble.”

Your family can bring your dog

The event brings to life favorite

to the Nashville Sounds game

books, characters, DVDs, art-

against Round Rock Express at

ists, illustrators and pop culture

6:35 p.m. A “puppy parade” will be held on the field prior to the game at 5:45 p.m. There

Your family dog can enjoy an outing to a Nashville Sounds game on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Among the events is Frozen Fri-

sections set aside for dogs and

day: Cool Off with Olaf! on Fri-

their owners. Families are asked

day, Aug. 1. Kids can enjoy a

to only bring well-behaved,

sing-along and storytime event

social and leashed dogs to the

followed by crafts. Saturday,

park, and the Sounds will have

Aug. 2 is Marvel Day. With the

bowls of water for your furry

new release of Guardians of

family members. Dog owners

the Galaxy and in celebration

must sign a waiver and present

of Marvel’s 75th anniversary,

proof of current vaccinations

there will be several related

for their canine before entering

activities and chances to win

the park. Tickets for Bark in

Marvel tote bags and other

the Park are $10 owners, $3

merchandise. During the week

dogs when purchased at least

of Aug. 4 — and in conjunc-

24 hours in advance (tickets $15). All proceeds from dog tickets will benefit the Nashville Humane Association. To prepurchase the discounted tickets, log on to soundsgroups.com and use the username “bark” and password “baseball.”

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signings, panel discussions, contests, giveaways and more.

will be designated seating

for owners on game day are

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Head to Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Aug. 2 for Marvel Day celebrating the release of Guardians of the Galaxy as part of the store’s Get Pop-Cultured event.

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Get in some shopping for vintage finds, repurposed furniture, jewelry, handmade goods, art and more during the BURLAP & BERRIES BARN SALE Aug. 29 - 31. It takes place at The Haven (7941 Couchville Pike, Mt. Juliet). Hours are Fri 4 - 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12 - 4 p.m. Call 830-5939 or visit facebook.com/burlapberriesmarket ... Get ready to save a few bucks during the annual SALES TAX HOLIDAY, Aug. 1 - 3. You don’t have to pay tax on clothing items $100 or less, school supplies $100 or less or computers $1,500 or less. For a complete list of eligible items, visit tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday.

tion with the Aug. 8 release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, kids can participate in the Jr. Ninja Training Academy where they will be trained as ninjas and receive a certificate. For a complete list of events and activities, visit bn.com/GetPop-Cultured.


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Help for Those with FASD FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder) is brain damage cause by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Individuals can get help through The Papillion Center for FASD in Gallatin. The center offers support groups for men and women. In addition, Papillion offers Power Tools for Living for ages 8 - 12 and 13 - 18. It’s designed for students going through a hard time, struggling with making adjustments in their life or needing to work on interpersonal skills. The center also offers equine therapy. Located at 2042 Nashville Pike, Call 590-7213 or visit papillioncenter.org to learn more.

Follow the Pathway to Kindergarten Readiness You can get a jump start on getting your preschooler (ages 3 - 5) ready for kindergarten

thanks to a new site from Metro Nashville Public Schools. At iTRAILS.org, you can access PreK lesson plans that will help you teach your little one a variety of things like colors, letters, numbers, shapes, animals, rhyming, feelings, emotions, The Papillion Center for FASD offers equine therapy as part of its services. It incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning and is available to all ages.

Get Lasered! There’s no need for family boredom on Saturday nights this month! Head downtown to the Adventure Science Center’s Sudekum Planetarium to take in one of three — or all three! — themed laser shows. The laser shows there are spectacular and kids will be dazzled by them. “Summer Laze” is at 8:30 p.m. with music by the Beach Boys, The Beatles, Katy Perry, Johnny Cash and U2. At 9:30 p.m., catch the laser show choreographed to the music of Led Zeppelin, and at 10:30 p.m. is “Laser Dark,” a show featuring alternative music that includes Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, White Zombie, Rage Against the Machine and more. Tickets per show are $6 members, $8 non-members; you can get all three for $20. Learn more at adventuresci.org.

writing and more. Although the site isn’t meant to replace a formal PreK program, it does aid parents in getting their children ready for the kindergarten classroom, and it’s helpful for homeschool families. There’s a specific section on the site just for kids, too. There are four

Nashville’s newest dining spot is now open on Elliston Place.

distinct portals they can enter: The NPT hub lets them play games and watch shows; click on the Nashville Public Library icon to experience talking picture books and “paint” pictures; the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences

Preschool children can prep for kindergarten through Metro Nashville Public Schools’ new iTRAILS.org initiative.

offers printable coloring pages, stories, games and songs; and the Children’s Kindness Net-

Quick Bits:

DEER RUN RETREAT hosts its ninth annual Father-Son Adventure Weekend Aug. 22 - 24. The weekend includes activities like football challenges, a fishing tournament, archery, lake swimming, zip lining, sand volleyball and other recreational options. Check in is at 4 p.m. Friday and check out is Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Pricing is dependent on the lodging option you choose, and advance registration is required and there’s an early registration discount if you sign up by Thursday, Aug. 7. Call 794-2918 or visit deerrunretreat.org.

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loc news Plan for the Private School Fair Pondering the private school option for your child’s education? Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 20 when Nashville Parent’s annual Private School Fair takes place at the Adventure Science Center from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Representatives from several independent schools in Middle Tennessee will be available to speak one-on-one with parents and prospective students about everything their institutions offer — from academics and athletics to arts and financial aid. The fair is free (regular admission applies to the science center’s exhibits). Are you a school wanting to secure a booth at the fair? Call 256-2158, ext. 139, or e-mail loni@daycommedia.com.

Zoo Plans Expansion The Nashville Zoo’s about to get bigger. It recently announced expansion plans to be complete in 2015 adding several new habitats, including an interactive penguin area and more giraffes with a feeding platform where guests can interact with them. Other animals coming include a gorilla family, Andean bears, spider monkeys and giant otters. There’ll also be a new African savannah and an African forest. Keep track at nashvillezoo.org.

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Last Chance to Vote for The Best of Parenting Rick West of Franklin Road Academy speaks with a local mom at last year’s Private School Fair. Mark your calendars. This year’s fair takes place Saturday, Sept. 20.

Nashville’s newest dining spot is now open on Elliston Place. The new giraffe exhibit coming to the Nashville Zoo next year will feature an interactive platform where guests can feed the magnificent creatures.

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EPIC YOGA CENTER now offers Exceptional Kids’ Yoga for ages 6 - 16 every Sunday at 3 p.m. The class is designed to increase confidence, flexibility, focus and strength. Cost is $7. The studio is located at 782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood (in the Target Shopping Center). Call 730-8368 or visit epicyogacenter. com ... Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Lightning 100 have teamed up to present the LIVE ON THE GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Dates are Aug. 14, 21, 28 and Sept. 4 - 6. The free entertainment takes place at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville. Get the entertainment lineup at liveonthegreen.net ... Have fun with your teens, ages 14 17 during UQUEST THE URBAN COMPETITON on Saturday, Aug. 23. This obstacle race with a scavenger hunt takes place in downtown Nashville from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost is $62. Learn more at uquestusa.com.

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Why You Should

Read to Your Baby By Lora Shinn

Build your child’s vocabulary and communication abilities by sharing daily stories with him.

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onight in Nashville, a mother is building her daughter’s brain, without lifting a finger. Well, except to turn the pages of The Going-to-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton. Parent-child reading helps prepare infants for future learning, observes Danielle Z. Kassow, Ph.D., of the Talaris Research Institute, a non-

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profit research organization studying early brain development. “Experiences with parents help the brain get organized,” Kassow says. “Any experiences that are loving, warm, nurturing — such as singing, playing or reading together — affect the wiring of the brain.” Positive memories of snuggling and reading Goodnight Moon build an enduring interest in books. After all, as adults, many of us still relax

before bed with a good novel. In order to create a budding bookworm, take the time to read with your child consistently. Plus, reading together boosts long-term success, Kassow points out, because it increases attachment. “Research has found that when children have a secure attachment to parent in infancy,” Kassow says, “they have better responsiveness to reading when in toddler and preschool years.”

Here are more tips for reading with your infant:

CAPTIVATE YOUR BABY’S SENSES Brain areas controlling vision and sensory integration are the first to develop, say University of North Carolina researchers. So it’s no surprise that babies love titles with touchable fur, bright colors, scratch-and-sniff strawberries; or books that squeak, rattle and crinkle.

ACCEPT THE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT OF BOOKS Infants explore with their mouths — in fact, all that tasty cardboard is good for your curious child. They see books as an everyday object they feel comfortable playing with, rather than an off-limits treat. “It’s great for a young child to hold the book, and put it in their mouth,” Kassow says. Keep books easily accessible, so your baby


can crawl over and pick one up whenever she’s curious.

SING A STORY Babies love poems, songs and nursery rhymes, particularly when they’re sung by a parent or other trusted caregiver. Once you’ve got a book memorized (it won’t take long) try singing the text while in the car, or waiting at a doctor’s office as a distraction. You may be building long-lasting verbal skills, too — a recent study from Georgetown University suggests that music and language share the same brain real estate.

SELECT BABYFRIENDLY TOPICS Animals, routines (bedtime, getting dressed), food; or books with many simple, bright illustrations and few words. Talk about what you see on each page, and don’t worry about following a narrative. Kassow points to studies showing that children exposed to a wide variety of words have a better vocabulary by school entrance.

SEE READING AS A FORM OF PLAY Don’t feel silly putting on a show while reading — making funny noises, speaking dramatically, or in “parentese,” the sing-song voice that parents worldwide use to converse with babies. Your enthusiasm demonstrates that “books can be exciting and entertaining,” Kassow says. Plus, many researchers believe

parentese helps prep baby brains for the natural patterns of everyday language.

BILINGUALISM AND BOOKS According to research from the University of Washington, baby brains learn language from human interaction, not expensive foreign-language videos. If you’re bilingual, you can help baby’s future fluency by reading books in your native (or second) language. Too busy for books? Don’t despair. Once babies start crawling, they may not want to stop for stories. A couple of strategies: read during mealtime, playtime or bathtime. You can read to your child as she motors around the room. Kassow suggests keeping reading sessions short: “It’s fine to stop halfway through, and come back to the book later on.” Nestle on the couch or before bed — with a book in one hand and a babe in the other. Your child will enjoy the sound of your voice, particularly if it’s part of a comforting nighttime routine. Kassow acknowledges that some parents don’t feel comfortable reading aloud to an infant. But don’t wait until your child is a toddler to bestow the benefits of a good book. “It starts right from birth,” Kassow says. Lora Shinn is a freelance writer.

What’s on Baby’s Bookshelf? Animal Crackers: A Delectable Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Lullabies for the Very Young by Jane Dyer (Little, Brown Young Readers; 1996) Black on White by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow; 1993) Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. (Henry Holt and Co.; 1996) Dinosaur’s Binkit by Sandra Boynton (Little Simon; 1998) First 100 Words by Roger Priddy (Priddy Books; 2005) Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (HarperFestival; 2007) Jamberry by Bruce Degen (HarperFestival; 1994) Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises by Dr. Seuss (Random House Books for Young Readers; 1996) Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang (Greenwillow; 1996) The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Philomel; 1994) Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz (Little Simon; 2000)

Reading & Early Development The next time you take your baby to his well-child visit, don’t be surprised if your pediatrician hands you a board book. With the release of The American Academy of Pediatric’s (AAP, aap.org) policy statement promoting reading aloud to infants (it came out last June), the aim is to get parents, kids and books actively engaged. With the increased recognition that an important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child’s life, the AAP’s recommendations add scientific and medical heft to what has, up until now, been more of a “feel-good” message according to John Hutton, M.D., author of the Baby Unplugged series. “It means that we’ll start to view reading failure as a health problem,” he explains. The more words infants hear from someone who reads and talks to them consistently, the better their language development and phonological awareness will be. Because the AAP guidelines are a step toward bringing pediatricians into the ongoing conversation of early literacy — and the first time the academy has officially weighed in on early literacy education — your doctor may bring up the value of parents and children reading books together as a catalyst for other developmental milestones.

READ FIRST, SWIPE LATER The AAP’s involvement shows good timing: many parents today give their babies smartphones and tablets, allowing them to learn to swipe even before they read ... increasing the jeopardy that reading is already in. “The pivotal thing with the AAP recommendations is that it reinforces the scope of the problem with reading,” says Hutton. “A large part of the population is at risk for reading failure — kids who don’t have access to books or a positive message about reading. The AAP recognizes the need to get back to basics, and the value of unplugging.” In representing upwards of 62,000 pediatricians across the country, the AAP hopes that by encouraging parents to read early and often to their babies they may save them a lot of trouble later on when the struggles of remediation set in. By aiming to make reading together a daily fun family activity from infancy, the hope is that parents will not only enhance their child’s communication abilities, but plant the seed in their kids that reading is good, healthy and absolutely necessary for lifelong learning.

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Back to School

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education 5 Ways to Help Your Child LOVE School

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• Tell your child what you LOVED about school, not what you hated, in fact, spare him your unhappy memories.

Also: Use technology at home for after-school learning. Kids enjoy sites like funbrain.com, mathplayground.com and sheppardsoftware.com.

• Be positive and tell him things you like about your child’s school and teachers.

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• Participate in school events together. Make them important, fun, MUST DO events!

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• Take a genuine interest in the things he is learning at school. Source: Every Child Can Succeed by Cynthia Tobias (Focus on the Family; 1999)

What’s the Worst That Can Happen? If your child is worried about someone being mean to him or being excluded at lunch or some other scenario that leaves him fretful, talk it out, says Michael Parker, author of Talk With Your Kids: Conversations About Ethics — Honesty, Friendship, Sensitivity, Fairness, Dedication, Individuality and 103 Other Things That Really Matter (Black Dog & Leventhal; 2013). Parker says a great tool to use in a hard conversation with your child is to ask, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Let your child envision and talk about what the worst thing would be and then counter that by asking him what the best thing might be. Sometimes this kind of exercise can really help a kid (and you) in seeing how good things may actually outweigh the bad.

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Back to School Secrets of “A” Students

Most kids aren’t “brains,” they just know a few things that make the grades better. Here’s a rundown of tricks to help your child excel.

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and Dad’s active participation in their kids’ education goes a long way toward school success. Meanwhile, many experts have pinpointed the traits that top students share. Read on:

• THEY ARE PARTICIPATORS Top students know that teachers factor participation into their grading (some more than others). Participating in class shows that you’re paying attention and it helps the teacher know who you are more than he might if you simply sit and never answer or try to add to the conversation. Encourage your child to ask questions. Help him learn how to ask by play acting at home, suggests the book SchoolFamily Partnerships for Children’s Success (Teachers College Press; 2005). And let your child know it’s OK to be wrong: Being wrong is another way of learning. Tell him there are no dumb questions and keep on working with him at home to get comfortable in coming up with questions.

• THEY’RE ORGANIZED Successful kids learn early on how to keep on top of their things. If your child’s digging hopelessly through his backpack in search of a loose piece of homework, more support is needed. Put up a big wall calendar just for him. Together, write down important test, assignment and project dates. Decide when homework should be done and put it on the calendar. Put “Library” on there so he can keep up with his books and any other “specials” he has like a music lesson or soccer practice. Get him in the habit of checking the calendar daily. Also, be sure he has a folder in his backpack for each day’s academic work. Set aside time so you can review work together, ask questions, praise successes.

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• THEY DON’T PROCRASTINATE

• THEY DO THE READING

Teach your child that as soon as he learns a project or test date he should start working on it so he’ll have plenty of time to get it done without having to cram everything in the day or two before it’s due. Studying for tests can be done in 15 minute increments for several days over a period of time. Many educators encourage kids to make flashcards for tests. Simply writing something down helps to embed an idea. Teach your child about setting goals for himself, and encourage him to tell you if he’s having difficulty understanding a subject or concept so you can get him help.

Keeping up with assigned reading is what top students do. Kids who think the teacher can’t tell if they read the work or not are setting themselves up for failure. If you have a reluctant reader, it may be best to read the material with him. Eventually your child will learn that it’s so much better to be ready than it is to slink down in a chair and hope not to be noticed, or worse, be called on and not have an answer. In his book Getting Straight A’s (Lyle Stuart; 2000) Gordon W. Green, Jr., says the secret of good reading is to be “an active reader — one who continually asks questions that lead to a full understanding.”

• THEY KNOW THERE’S HOMEWORK & THEY’LL DO IT ANYWHERE Top students keep up with what’s happening in class by doing a little studying every day whether it’s assigned or not. If your child consistently comes home saying “No homework!”at least have him do some pleasure reading for 20 minutes or so. Plenty of kids say they do their homework during study hall or “lab” or some such. Make it clear to your child that if that’s the case you want to see it to be sure he understands the work. Busy kids sometimes have to do their homework on-the-go (it’s not uncommon to see a kid studying at a hockey tournament). If work gets done at home, make sure you have the supplies your child needs and a working printer for your computer. In the book Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework (Advantage; 2010), find simple strategies such as mounting a dry erase board next to the bathroom mirror so your child can study his spelling words while he brushes his teeth! You get the idea.

• THEY SET PRIORITIES Top students allow no intrusions on study time. Once the books are open or the computer is booted up, the cell phone gets switched off. Study is business, and business comes before recreation.

• THEY TURN IN CLEAN PAPERS Neat papers are likely to get higher grades than sloppy ones. The student who turns in neat papers with his name legible at the top is already on the way to an “A.” To a teacher, a child’s work is like being served a meal: No matter how good it really is, you can’t believe it tastes good if it’s presented on a messy plate.

• THEY DO A LITTLE EXTRA On a special project, for instance, if the required number of facts is five, a top student will turn in 10. If the teacher asks the class to read ahead, the top students will do it and be ready to participate. — Susan Swindell Day


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The Case for Kids & Creativity

Creativity, once viewed as a nice-to-have-butnot-necessary trait, has become the most crucial factor for future success, according to a 2010 IBM global CEO study. If success requires fresh thinking and innovation, why on Earth is creativity so undervalued in public education? By Susan Swindell Day

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ou never hear school reformers talking about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, do you? You DO hear public school art, music and drama teachers lament that arts get the shaft at their school: kids are lucky to get an art class a week. It’s no wonder the arts get the shaft given the current obsession with standards and testing related to science, math, technology and engineering (STEM). Annual federal funding for science is $5 billion, but only $250 million for the arts. But with creativity valued so highly today (it’s the driving force behind corporate success), one has to ask, shouldn’t we be taking a look at how to get more arts education to our kids? “Right now we are grooming our kids to think in a very particular way, which assumes that the right way to be thinking is to be attentive, to stare straight ahead — which is why we diagnose 20 percent of kids in many classrooms as having attention deficit disorders, when the research is actually more complicated,” says Jonah Lehrer in his bestselling book Imagine: How Creativity Works (Houghton Miflin; 2012). Ingenuity, inventiveness and problem solving comes from creativity, yet only two years ago, research assimilated through the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) sampled from kids in grades K - 12 from 1984 - 1990 came out showing that creativity is clearly in decline among the young. Measuring creativity is the opposite of measuring intelligence: any test with questions that have just one right answer or one correct path to an outcome is NOT a test of creativity. An example of the TTCT: kids are given sample shapes and are asked to use them or to combine them in a When creative children have picture or to complete a partial picture. Results teachers who are tolerant of are based on what’s more unconventional answers, or less creative, which occasional disruptions, or is inherently problematic: creativity begs open detours of curiosity, they tend mindedness.

to excel. When they don’t, they tend to underperform. — From “The Creativity Crisis” (Newsweek, 2010)

The Creativity Paradox

Creativity is nurtured by freedom and stunted by continuous monitoring and pressure to conform. In school, kids repeatedly take tests requiring one right answer when in truth, few problems in life have only one right solution. Meanwhile parents want their kids to be inventive and imaginative — but they also want them to perform well in school. This is looked at in Lehrer’s book. While our public education system and its social strata discourage “out-of-the-box” thinking, kids are naturally creative. So when schools emphasize rote learning, standardized tests and uniformity it shuts down creativity which requires daydreaming, hands-on experimentation and an unstructured, free environment. We’re all born creative, imaginative beings. We have our first few years to play and explore before someone starts trying to mold us. Ask a second grader if he’s creative and upwards of 95 percent of them will answer “Yes,” says Lehrer. Three years later though, somewhere around the fifth grade, as kids begin to mature and take note of what others think about them, they begin to stifle themselves. By the time a kid’s a senior in high school, if you ask him if he’s creative, you’ll get a “Yes” from about 5 percent. Most kids would rather not suffer the embarrassment that comes from taking the risk that creativity requires. This is why, during the early years of your child’s life, and continuing as he grows, Lehrer says, it’s important to find a way to help your child let go.

Creativity Education at Home While some people think public schools should change the current emphasis on STEM to STEAM (getting the “A” for arts in there), with the current controversy in public education (aka the Common Core debacle) it’s not going to happen anytime soon. While your school may offer weekly music and art class, that’s not going to cover enough ground. You’ll have to take matters into your own hands if you want to have a creative child. Go to! J Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of this publication and the mom of four amazing kids ages 20, 18, 16 and 11.

Why Arts? Creativity! In The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World by Lisa Phillips, the author provides insights into how arts programs (theater, art, music and dance) benefit kids. Some of the top 10 skills kids learn from the arts are:

1. Creativity: Being able to think on your feet, approach tasks

from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’. In an arts program, your child may be asked to recite a monologue in 6 different ways, create a painting that represents a memory, or compose a new rhythm to enhance a piece of music.

2. Confidence: Theater training gives children practice stepping

out of their comfort zones and allows them to make mistakes and learn from them in rehearsal. They gain confidence to perform in front of large audiences.

3. Problem Solving: Artistic creations are born through the solving of problems. How do I turn this clay into a sculpture? How do I portray a particular emotion through dance? How will my character react in this situation? 4. Perseverance: When a child first picks up an instrument, he

knows playing Bach right away is not an option; however, when that child practices, learns the skills and techniques and doesn’t give up, that Bach concerto is that much closer.

5. Focus: Keeping a balance between listening and contributing

involves a great deal of concentration. Recent research has shown that participation in the arts improves children’s abilities to concentrate and focus in other aspects of their lives.

6. Non-Verbal Communication: Through experiences in

theater and dance education, children learn to break down the mechanics of body language. They experience different ways of moving and how those movements communicate different emotions.

7. Receiving Constructive Feedback: Children learn

that feedback is part of learning and it is not something to be offended by or to be taken personally.

8. Collaboration: Through the arts, children practice working together, sharing responsibility and compromising to accomplish a common goal. When a child performs in a play or dance or music ensemble, he begins to understand that his contribution is necessary for the group. 9. Dedication: When kids experience artistic endeavors resulting in a finished product or performance, they learn to associate dedication with the feeling of accomplishment. They develop good work habits, respect for others and respect for each other’s contributions. 10. Accountability: When kids practice creating something together, they learn that their actions affect other people. Mistakes can happen, and they do — it’s a great part of the artistic process — but in the arts, you acknowledge them and you move on.

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How to Spot Your Child’s Talent By Susan Swindell Day

Let your children try lots of different activities until they find something they’re good at and enjoy doing: there’s a difference between programming kids to do what WE love versus loving what THEY do.

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Talent: A natural ability or aptitude.

the choice about what he will pursue further, hopefully in the middle school years or later.

y mother thought I was a great actress because I wrote, produced, directed and acted in my own shows when I was a kid. I would cast my friends, costume everyone, create the sets, create the program and tickets. I was always performing, pretending, singing, carrying on. The truth is, theater was my passion and it never let up, not even in the tumultuous teen years, in fact it heated up. I wanted more. Today, I am a New York-trained-professionalactor-turned-writer who edits professionally in Tennessee and who’s constantly looking for ways to feed my truest passion: acting. I get that from both of my parents (Mom was a Broadway actress, Dad a journalist and author). Luckily, I don’t remember being pushed. I do remember declining the role of Gretel to Diane Keaton’s (nee Hall) Maria in the Sound of Music. I was 5 and I experienced sheer terror when the director tried to hoist me onto the stage. I do remember Mom’s disappointed face, but she didn’t push me and she continued to believe in me and my talent ... which is a tough concept for parents eager to feed their young child’s abilities. Innate gifts don’t show up on schedule, and when they do, they can go unnoticed. Stay alert, says Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code (Bantam; 2009), “greatness isn’t born, it’s grown.” “Oh, he’s so talented!” a friend may say when looking at your preschooler’s latest drawing of something that doesn’t resemble anything. “She’s a natural!” Aunt Margie may exclaim after watching an after-dinner skit put on by your kids in the living room. Really? How does Aunt Margie know? Simple: The activities we are drawn to when we are young provide the breadcrumbs for our loved ones. “Your job is to expose them to lots of different things and then observe what they choose to spend their time on,” says Paula OlszewskiKubilius, author of Early Gifts: Recognizing and Nurturing Children’s Talents (Prufrock; 2003). Letting your child lead the way in the elementary years without pressuring him to do what YOU want is a good way to go for his later success, says Coyle. It’s best not to encourage ultra specialization when kids are little, experts say, but to let them try as many different activities as they want to, and then at some point, allow them to make

Many experts believe that personality plus opportunity play a large role in the notion of artistic talent. It’s true that aptitude for music and dance may show up early in your 1-yearold who walks steadily, but also taps his toe along with complicated rhythms and moves his arms and shoulders appropriately to the beat. A child who sings a lot and never hits a flat note obviously has a talent for vocalizing. He may reproduce melodies he’s heard from movies and recognize different instruments when they are playing, easily mimicking the sounds the instruments make. A future painter may show a desire for drawing early on and display detail and imagination more so than other kids. A young actor may want to dress up and, well, put on shows in your basement complete with a curtain strung wall to wall and nailed in with a hammer.

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Different Drummers It’s not easy being a young artist because often you don’t know you are one. You can be pegged a trouble maker when you don’t fall in line at school exactly how the other kids do, but we’re not talking misbehaving ... we’re talking different. For parents, it’s not easy to advocate for artistic kids, either. Teachers may call with concerns. Educators are very familiar with differences among children who indicate problems than with those that characterize potential for arts. YOU have to educate yourself about creative aptitude — where it starts, how it manifests, develops and how you can nurture it along. Don’t force your artistic child into society’s “box.” Nurturing young artistic talent means allowing your child the chance to play and listen to simple instruments, to dance freely, to create art and skits, delving imaginatively into make believe. When your child begins to “lean into” his interest, you can help by getting him training, furthering his creative way of seeing and being around others who are like minded. You can help him gain concentration, competence, perseverance and the optimism necessary to succeed in creative pursuits. Like my mother, you may think your child is a great artist, but remember, his journey is his own and for the best outcome, you should get comfy in the back seat. Spotting talent early on isn’t as important as spotting it somewhere along the way. J Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of this publication, a professional actor and a mom.

Spot & Nurture Talent •Observe natural interests Notice what your child likes to do with his free time (allow for plenty of unstructured play) — sometimes he will show a heightened level of interest in a particular area. •Ask teachers They spend a lot of time with your child and their observations will be based on your child’s performance in all areas of the classroom. What they see can help support your impressions. •Pay attention to curiosity When a kid is interested in a subject, he’ll question you about it endlessly. You can feed his curiosity by taking him on field trips related to his interest. • Don’t judge Abstain from voicing your opinion about how your child uses his free time if it’s a creative pursuit or he can lose his motivation. • Follow the leader Realize that your child has the right to be interested in his own pursuits — don’t push him toward what YOU want for him, let HIM lead the way. • Allow him to be influenced We gain inspiration from other artists — encourage him to see and hear great performances. • Get training When your child decides to specialize, take training to the next level, seek out a talent mentor and continue monitoring your child to ensure that passion is the motivator. Help him seek opportunities for his specialty. Source: Early Gifts: Recognizing and Nurturing Your Children’s Talents


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Brushfire is a paint-it-yourself pottery studio with over 400 items ranging from $3 - $50. A flat $6 per person studio fee includes instruction, supplies, paints, glazing, firing, and all the time needed to create your masterpiece. Weekly discount days and group/party discounts with pizza and ice cream cake specials are available.

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Make learning fun at Cheekwood! Cheekwood offers a variety of classes in art, horticulture, pottery and more. Classes offered year-round for all ages. If you would like a complete listing of youth and adult classes, call 353-9827. Only at Cheekwood.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, Nashville fristcenter.org

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Committed to helping all ages and backgrounds become more familiar with, knowledgeable and appreciative of art. The center’s ArtQuest offers 30 hands-on art stations, each focusing on a specific art concept. Programs include films, lectures, concerts, gallery talks, storytelling for kids and other youth and family programs, which present perspectives on current exhibitions and related topics.

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Inspire your child’s imagination and self-expression with a world of hands-on art activities. Through painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, dramatic play, and more, our art classes encourage confidence and support artistic potential.

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Hosted by Austin Peay State University and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, the Watauga Arts Academy is a two-week residential summer camp, Jun. 14 - 27, 2015, for high school students (9 - 12). Offerings include: Art – animation, design, digital photography, printmaking; Dance – ballet, jazz, modern, choreography; Music – chamber music, brass, guitar, percussion, piano, string, voice, woodwind, composition; Theater Performance – acting, musical theater (voice and dance); Theater Design/ Tech – costumes, set, lighting, sound, stage management. continued on page 54 ...

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THEATER Nashville Children’s Theatre

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

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Offering tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary for ages 3 and up. Now enrolling for the 2014 - 2015 dance year. Offering birthday parties too!

Dance in Bloom 7982 Coley Davis Road, Nashville danceinbloom.com • info@danceinbloom.com

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Located just of I-40W in Bellevue, Dance in Bloom offers classes for ages 2 and up in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, acro, cheer and new athletic boys dance. Classes are up-beat and fun! Ask about our birthday parties!

Elite Dance of Nolensville 7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B1, Nolensville elitedanceandfitness.com

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Easily accessible from Williamson, Rutherford and Davidson counties. Tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hiphop, musical theater and acrobatics for ages 2 yrs. - adult. We also offer an after-school program with transportation to and from local elementary schools and a Talented Tots Pre-K program 3 days per week. Music program includes private lessons in piano, violin, fiddle and voice. Our goal is to inspire students with positive teaching methods that build character and self assurance. Extensive adult fitness program featuring Zumba and yoga six days per week. Adult tap and ballet classes. Ask about our birthday parties!

School of Nashville Ballet 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 119, Brentwood nashvilleballet.com

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School of Nashville Ballet offers the highest quality of training for children and adults of all ages. Artistic director Paul Vasterling leads an outstanding faculty comprised of highly respected professional teachers from around the world, providing a complete dance experience that is challenging and fun for all students, whether they simply love to dance or aspire to a professional career. Students may have the opportunity to perform in Nashville Ballet productions.

Mobile Music Academy 615-301-8589

Mobile Music Academy offers private music instruction from fun, qualified teachers in your own home. We teach piano, guitar, bass, voice, strings, brass, and most other instruments. We offer competitive rates and flexible scheduling with special daytime rates available. We teach all ages, styles, and abilities. Serving the Middle TN Area.

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

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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.

DANCE Dance Academy 117 S. Academy St., Murfreesboro danceacademydance.com • ashley@danceacademydance.com

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We offer ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, acrobatics, hip-hop and toddler programs. Teachers are certified through and members of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Southern Association of Dance Masters and Tennessee Association of Dance. Furthering dance education, performance opportunities, conventions and master classes are offered throughout the year.

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

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Excellence in dance education and performance. Educated, experienced adult teaching staff. Structured, stimulating classes. Age-appropriate music, with clean lyrics. Cost effective costume pricing. In-town recitals featuring our ever-popular “Wee-cital” for preschoolers. Classes include ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and featuring The Dancers’ Wee-School. Ages 3 - adult. Boys and girls. Call to enroll, classes begin Aug. 11. Wee-School begins Sep. 2. More information on our web site. Other services include sound editing and mixing for dance teams and other events – ask for Jordan Tate. Serving our community for over 30 years, what matters to you matters to us!

MUSIC Bolton Music Therapy 615-715-1232

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

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Mobile Music Academy offers private music instruction from fun, qualified teachers in your own home. We teach piano, guitar, bass, voice, strings, brass, and most other instruments. We offer competitive rates and flexible scheduling with special daytime rates available. We teach all ages, styles, and abilities. Serving the Middle TN Area.

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

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

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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 2014-2015 season or for more information about drama workshops, visit our website or call the theater.

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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).

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THEATER Actor’s Point Theatre Company GodWhy.com campus, 100 God Why Court, Hendersonville actorspointtheatre.com

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The mission of Actor’s Point Theatre Company is to enrich the cultural lives of residents of Middle Tennessee. We endeavor to engage, inspire, entertain, educate, and challenge audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works. Coming soon the new APTC academy offering acting classes for all ages. Check our website for schedule and information.

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Personalized art Instruction for enthusiastic kids, teens and adults. Our encouraging, student-focused method takes a long-term natural approach; guiding artists from beginners to advanced, building skills and knowledge, so they can pursue their dreams with confidence. Instructors work with each student individually in small classes of 12 or less. Classes begin Aug. 18, but you can join any class later during the year if there is room.

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Art doesn’t have to be something difficult and everyone can be creative. WCPRD offers a wide variety of arts and crafts classes for people of all ages and skill levels. From our Sticky Fingers Preschool program to painting with well-known local artist, Jorge Yances, WCPRD can help you find your creative outlet. Classes also include new science and technology programs and the department also offers daytime classes perfect for homeschoolers. Classes held in numerous locations.

Ann Carroll School of Dance 615-790-6468

Offering dance, voice and acting for children grade 1 - college. Students study ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, voice, monologue and a play. Guest teachers teach vocal and acting audition training and more.

Elite Dance and Fitness 615-776-4202

Easily accessible from Williamson, Rutherford and Davidson counties. Tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theatre and acrobatics for ages 2 yrs. - adult. We also offer an after-school program with transportation to and from local elementary schools and a Talented Tots pre-K program three days per week. Music program includes private lessons in piano, violin, fiddle and voice. Adult fitness program featuring Zumba and yoga six days per week. Adult tap and ballet classes. Ask about our birthday parties!

Franklin School of Performing Arts 1885 Gen. George Patton Drive, Brentwood franklinschoolofperformingarts.com

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A contemporary arts organization serving Williamson County for 24 years, FSPA offers classes in acting, ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop for both recreational and career-minded students. Through exploration, creativity and high-quality technical training, FSPA facilitates the development of the joy of movement and expression in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. Dance education for ages 3 - adult, acting for ages 8 - 18.

Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy 210 Gothic Court, Ste. 200, Franklin fbaartsacademy.com

615-599-1757

FBAA offers classes in singing, acting, dance, piano, and guitar. Our focus is on developing TALENT and building CONFIDENCE. We accomplish this with our unique Performance Studio, fully equipped with a professional stage, sound, and lights. Students train and perform ON STAGE ... where they can develop their talents and build their confidence!

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5511 Edmondson Pike, Ste. 102, Nashville Satellite locations in West Meade and Franklin themusicclass.com/nashville • info@themusicclass.com

615-777-9314

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

330 Mayfield Drive, Franklin nashvillepianoacademy.com

615-943-3690

Our highly qualified staff is committed to providing resources and opportunities to help students become well-rounded, complete musicians and to develop transferable skills outside the world of music. While the majority of music lessons are given in a one-on-one setting, the Nashville School of Music places a special emphasis on collaboration. When students work alongside each other, they are given the opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from each other, inspire and relate to each other in a way much different than they can with a conventional “Lesson Teacher.”

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Rhythm & Spirit is a fun, affordable and quality dance, tumbling and cheer program. It provides an opportunity for children, teens and adults to participate in a non-competitive environment with students who are not only learning, but having fun. The program is recreational and teachers strive to know their students as individuals to help them improve at their own pace. See website or contact coordinators for registration or more information.

Mobile Music Academy offers private music instruction from fun, qualified teachers in your own home. We teach piano, guitar, bass, voice, strings, brass, and most other instruments. We offer competitive rates and flexible scheduling with special daytime rates available. We teach all ages, styles, and abilities. Serving the Middle TN Area.

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WCPRD offers music instruction classes that are fun and affordable. Voice, piano and guitar are taught by local music professionals and are great for the beginner, intermediate and advanced musical enthusiasts. Classes are offered at numerous recreation facilities. Also, see information regarding the Williamson County Community Band and 5 Points Swing Band that are both sponsored by WCPRD – free performances held throughout the county February to November.

THEATER ACT Too Players 230 Franklin Road, Franklin acttooplayers.com

615-294-0667

Act Too Players is currently enrolling for our 2014 fall semester. This fall we are offering full productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids, Sleeping Beauty, Zombie Prom and The Wizard of Oz. In addition to our full production classes we also offer the best technique classes including acting, dance, voice, improv, costumes, and puppetry – all at our new location!

Williamson County Parks & Recreation Dept. – Star Bright Players - Children’s Theatre Group www.wcparksandrec.com • janeym@williamson-tn.org

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The Star Bright Players is a popular, award-winning children’s theatre program that encourages local children ages 7 - 18 to take the stage, spread their wings and soar amongst the stars. WCPRD produces two large scale musical productions a year and holds open auditions in February and September. Star Bright also hosts Missoula Children’s Theatre program once a year providing a theatrical experience for ages 5 to 18. In addition to these performance opportunities, the department offers a variety of theatre and performance workshops and classes all year.


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Kids are different after they become members of Pen & Paper Club. They will spend a whole year finding their voices – learning a life skill that will follow them from the classroom to the boardroom! At the end of the year, they take all the work they’ve created and edit their favorite pieces into an anthology that each child receives. Sign your child up today! Classes held in select public and private schools. Contact Tama Tappan by phone or email.

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

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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.

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

615-554-1982

New in Nolensville! We teach skills, leadership, commitment and focus to children ages 5 - 17. Children not only learn the skills of the game, but the types of fitness that will propel them from a good to a great golfer – and, we make it fun! They learn with other kids their age, and small class sizes means they receive much-needed individual attention. We promise they will look forward to class every week. Weekly classes, Parents Morning Out, open gym, private lessons, summer camps, birthday parties and more.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

Boy Scouts of America 3414 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville mtcbsa.org • boyscout@mtcbsa.org

615-383-9724

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s leading and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsibility, citizenship, character development and self-reliance through participation in outdoor activities, educational and career-oriented programs and community service. Locally the BSA operates four camps which specialize in summer camping programs, canoeing and high adventure activities along with 24 local summer day camps for younger Scouts.

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

615-224-6625

615-352-8533

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.

Come see the awesome improvements of our newly remodeled training center! Voted Nashville’s #1 gymnastics facility four years in a row!

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Boost Gymnastics (formerly Westside Gymnastics) 11 Vaughn’s Gap Road, Nashville boostgymnastics.com

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

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Voted one of Nashville’s best! Excellent training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, acro and cheer for ages 2 and up. Bellevue area.

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

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Offering ballet, tap, contemporary, pointe, jazz, modern, hip-hop and Pre-K themed classes. Fall classes begin Aug. 12. Open House Aug. 2. Visit our website for registration information.

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

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Deer Run Camps and Retreats – Day 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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1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna etcgymnastics.com • coachken@etcgymnastics.com

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

Elite Martial Arts 6940 Moores Lane, Brentwood emabrentwood.com, warriorcamp.org

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Do you, your child, or teen want to get in better shape, have fun, and learn real self-defense? Best of Parenting winner, Elite Martial Arts teaches kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and Krav Maga. Now enrolling for our Back to School Special: 3 months unlimited classes plus uniform for only $289. Call/email today to schedule a free intro class!


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

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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!

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Entertainment for all ages at the Holder Family Fun Centers. Bowling, roller skating, go carts, laser tag, climbing wall, mini glow golf, bumper cars and more! Bring the family in for a fun time, anytime. Go to our website to learn more about each location.

Hoppity Hop Inflatables 143 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 615-265-8020 hoppityhopinflatables.com Let your kids hop, skip and bounce! Fun events planned each month and open bounces. Check the web for more info on Hoppity Hop.

Illuminate Yoga 5226 Main St., Ste. D4, Spring Hill 615-218-5528 illuminate-yoga.com Now registering for the “Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program”, Sept. 12 - 14, for anyone who loves working with children. This program offers an age appropriate and creative approach to teach children about movement in their bodies through yoga, play, art and games. No previous yoga certification needed. Includes a KKY Teacher Training Certification and Yoga Alliance credit hours if needed, the Teacher Training Manual, the award winning CD, Come Play Yoga!, a listing and email contact on the international KKY website. Space is limited.

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It’s always fun, down on the farm. Tennessee’s largest petting zoo and AG-Venture fun park. Go to our website to learn about special events and to plan your visit to Lucky Ladd Farms.

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. continued on page 62 ...

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Nashville Children’s Theatre 25 Middleton St., Nashville nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

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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.

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

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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. continued on page 64 ...


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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

Wado Karate Centers 2444 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville 150 Sam Ridley Pkwy. W, Smyrna wadokaratecenters.com • taylorhayden@msn.com

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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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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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Chadderbox TPAC’s new education season for kids, Circle Players turns 65 and the top five things to do with your kids this month!

The Pied Piper The Olde Worlde Theatre Company brings to life a classic rat tale about the power of music and the importance of keeping your word. Great for all ages, the play takes place at The Belcourt Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9 and 16 at 10 a.m. Admission is $8. Call 300-0374 or visit oldeworldetheatre.com

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“ONGOING ACTIVITIES” Page 93, for additional events taking place this month. “PARENT PLANNER” Page 96, 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.”

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FREE 36th Annual International Pleasure and Colt Walking Horse Show

FREE 36th Annual International Pleasure and Colt Walking Horse Show

The Walking Horse Owners Association’s biggest event of the year features more than 2,000 equines. All ages. Event times may vary as some days include shows during the daytime as well. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; 494-8822 or walkinghorseowners.com.

Dive-In Movie

Enjoy an outdoor screening of Pitch Perfect (PG-13). Ages 13 and older. Nashville Shores,4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; 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, Leiper’s Fork; 8 p.m.; 870-8870 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

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The Walking Horse Owners Association’s biggest event of the year features more than 2,000 equines. All ages. Event times may vary as some days include shows during the daytime as well. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 6:30 p.m.; 494-8822 or walkinghorseowners.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 Battlefield Bicycle Tour Join a ranger for a 90-minute bike tour of the battlefield. All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 N. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

You can bring your pooch to the Adventure Science Center on Saturday, Aug. 2 for the Dog Days of Summer event.

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.

Dog Days of Summer

Bring your furry friend for a day exploring the science behind the things dogs do and love. Activities and guests include Nashville K9-police dog training, pet blessings, Nashville Kennel Club and contests for best dressed/costume, best owner/ pet look-alikes and best pet tricks. All ages. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $13 adults, $11 ages 2 - 12; 862-5160 or adventuresci. 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.

FREE Saturday Morning Stories at the Museum

Listen to a historical story then participate in a related craft. Ages 10 and younger. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 11

a.m.; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org.

FREE Shakespeare Allowed

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

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Smyrna Parks 5K Run and Bill Nash Dash for Cash All ages can do a 5K run/ walk with Overall, Masters and Grandmasters awards given three deep in five-year increments. A one-mile run follows for cash prizes. Sharp Springs Natural Area, 1000 Espey Drive, Smyrna; 7:30 a.m.; $20 in advance/$25 race day; 459-9742 ext. 2612 or townofsmyrna.org.

Sun 3 Citizen Science: Investigating Insects

Join a bird hike on the boardwalk and explore the lily pad pond with nets to discover insects. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

Kids’ Yoga

Participate in a class meant to increase confidence, flexibility, focus and strength. Ages 6 - 16. EPIC Yoga, 782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood; 3 p.m.; $7; 730-8368 or epicyogacenter. com.

FREE Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print

Kids of all ages can have fun making old-school letterpress prints. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 12, 1 and 2 p.m.; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

Children’s entertainer Dan Zanes performs during Family Day at OZ on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Mon 4 FREE Music Class Introductory Class

Participate in a complementary parent/child music and movement class. Ages 4 and younger. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 6501 Pennywell Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; 7779314 or themusicclass.com/ nashville.

Tue 5 FREE Music Class Introductory Class

Participate in a complementary parent/child music and movement class. Ages 4 and younger. The Music Class, 5000 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood; 9:30 a.m.; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

FREE National Night Out

Take a stand against crime in your community during this nationwide event that includes games and activities. There are events in Franklin, Hermitage, La Vergne, Murfreeboro, Nashville and Spring Hill. All ages. 5 - 8 p.m.; natw.org.

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FREE Music Class Introductory Class

FREE Music Class Introductory Class

Participate in a complementary parent/child music and movement class. Ages 4 and younger. The Music Class, 5000 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood; 9:30 a.m.; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

Participate in a complementary parent/child music and movement class. Ages 4 and younger. The Music Class, 5000 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood; 10:30 a.m.; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

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You might consider it a fruit. You might call it a veggie. Regardless, the Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville on Saturday, Aug. 9 is an annual day full of family fun! 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

Root for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. 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 8 Annotations: Authors at Cheekwood

Local author JT Ellison discusses his book, When Shadows Fall. All ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $7 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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 La Leche League of Hermitage/Wilson County

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

Movies in the Park

Enjoy an outdoor screening of Rio 2 at dusk (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). All ages. Rotary Soccer Park, 300 Soccer Way, Smyrna; 5:30 p.m.; $1; townofsmyrna.org.

FREE Music Class Introductory Class

Participate in a complementary parent/child music and move-

ment class. Ages 4 and younger. The Music Class, 5000 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood; 10:30 a.m.; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

FREE Music Class Introductory Class

Participate in a complementary parent/child music and movement class. Ages 4 and younger. Christ Community Church, 1205 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

FREE Smokin’ in McMinnville Barbecue Festival This family festival features live entertainment, food, sports competitions, a children’s play zone, several vendors and

access to the Gilley Swimming Pool. McMinnville Civic Center, 500 Garfield St., McMinnville; 4 p.m.; 931-473-6611 or smokininmcminnville.com.

Sounds Baseball

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

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Head to LP Field on Saturday, Aug. 9 for the first Tennessee Titans pre-season game.

Sat 9 FREE 7th Heritage Day and 2nd Little Ms. FAAT

The Filipino American Association of Tennessee hosts this event that includes folk dances, vendors, exhibits and a beauty pageant. All ages. St. Edwards Catholic Church Gymnasium, 188 Thompson Lane, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 784-3228 or filaoftn.org.

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 Battlefield Bicycle Tour

Join a ranger for a 90-minute bike tour of the battlefield. All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

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.

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.

Family Day

This day of entertainment features a concert by Dan Zanes, art projects, a musical petting zoo, instrument building, T-shirt screenprinting, digital games and more. All ages. OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville; 12 - 4 p.m.; $25 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger; 350-7200 or oznashville.com.

FREE Music Class Introductory Class

Participate in a complementary parent/child music and movement class. Ages 4 and

younger. The Music Class, 5000 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood; 9:30 a.m.; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

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 Second Saturday Outdoor Screening

Enjoy an outdoor screening of High Noon (rated PG). All ages. Belcourt Theater, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 7:43 p.m.; 383-9140 or belcourt.org.

FREE Smokin’ in McMinnville Barbecue Festival

This family festival features live entertainment, food, sports competitions, a children’s play zone, several vendors and access to the Gilley Swimming Pool. McMinnville Civic Center, 500 Garfield St., McMinnville; 10 a.m.; 931-473-6611 or smokininmcminnville.com.

Sounds Baseball

Root for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Round Rock Express. All ages. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nasvhille; 6:35 p.m.; advance tickets: $12 reserved, $8 general admission, game day is $3 more; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. (please turn the page)

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Fair Fun!

Have an end-ofsummer blast at these two popular county fairs happening this month.

Williamson County Fair

Wilson County Fair

When: Aug. 1 - 9 (williamsoncountyfair.org) Where: 4215 Long Lane, Franklin Admission: $6 adults, $3 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; check website for daily admission specials Highlights: The Little 1’s Farming area has lots of hands-on fun for youngsters, and the Children’s Barnyard lets kids get up close and personal with goats, rabbits, sheep, chicken and other farm animals. New this year to the fair is the BMX Pros trick team and the Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show. The fair has an awesome midway as well.

When: Aug. 15 - 23 (wilsoncountyfair.net) Where: 945 Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon Admission: $7 adults, $5 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; season passes are $30 Highlights: Kids’ Night is Thursday, Aug. 21 and features a battery power ride toy race and tractor pull ride toy race (bring your own factory original ride on). New to the fair this years is the Banana Derby. Kids will get a chuckle for sure watching little monkeys racing around the track on the backs of dogs!

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Meet Queen Elsa from Frozen at Lenny’s Subs on Sunday, Aug. 17. Titans Football

Root for the Tennessee Titans when they challenge the Green Bay Packers during this preseason game. All ages. LP Field, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $38 - $260; 565-4200 or titansonline.com.

FREE Tomato Art Fest

The whole family can enjoy this costume-friendly event celebrating all-things-tomato. Festivities include children’s activities and contests, a parade, live music, a recipe contest, booths featuring

local artisans and businesses, and more. East Nashville’s Five Points, 1106 Woodland St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; 226-2070 or tomatoartfest.com.

Sun 10 Kids’ Yoga

Participate in a class meant to increase confidence, flexibility, focus and strength. Ages 6 - 16. EPIC Yoga, 782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood; 3 p.m.; $7;

730-8368 or epicyogacenter. com.

Sounds Baseball

Root 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 Vintage Baseball The Oak Hill Travelers take on

the Stewarts Creek Scouts in a late 1800s-style baseball game. All ages. Bicentennial Capital Mall, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 12 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

FREE Vintage Baseball

The Highland Rim Distillers take on Phoenix of East Nashville in a late 1800s-style baseball game. All ages. Bicentennial Capital Mall, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 2:30 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball. com.

Mon 11 Sounds Baseball

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

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Kids can have fun looking for feathered friends during the Murfreesboro Bird Club Hike on Friday, Aug. 15.

Fri 15 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 Murfreesboro Bird Club Hike

Have fun searching for resident birds and learning about them. Ages 6 and older. General Bragg Trailhead, 1540 W. Col-

lege St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

Sat 16 FREE All About India

Learn about Indian culture through demonstrations, art, sampling, food and more. All ages. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

FREE Animal Encounters

FREE Big Band Dance

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.

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.

FREE Battlefield Bicycle Tour

FREE Musical Petting Zoo

Join a ranger for a 90-minute bike tour of the battlefield. All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

Staff from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum bring instruments for children of all ages to get their hands on and try out. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

FREE Puppets on the Porch

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

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Kids of all ages can get hands-on with a variety of instruments during the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s musical petting zoo at the Nashville Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Sun 17 FREE Artful Tales: Brother Snake and Sister Possum

Enjoy a folktale about a creature that learns a lesson about common sense and smart choices, then use paint, fabric and other materials to create a puppet. Ages 3 and older. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

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FREE Frozen Character Visit

Come dressed in your favorite princess dress or superhero costume and meet Queen Elsa from Frozen, participate in a sing along and take pictures. All ages. Lenny’s Subs, 1945 Mallory Lane, Franklin; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 918-557-2996 or enchantedprincessevents.com.

Kids’ Yoga

Participate in a class meant to increase confidence, flexibility, focus and strength. Ages 6 - 16. EPIC Yoga, 782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood; 3 p.m.; $7; 730-8368 or epicyogacenter. com.

Wed 20 Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the

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Kids can learn game strategies during the Scholastic Chess Club at the Brentwood Library on Friday, Aug. 22. Nerd Night: Behind the Scenes with the Curator

Ever wonder what kind of nerd gets a job as a curator at a historic house? Here’s your chance. Join Curator John Lamb for an insider tour of the formal parlors, library and dining room. Adults only. Belle Meade Plantation, 110 Leake Ave., Nashville; 6 p.m.; $15 ($25 for a couple); bellemeadeplantation.com/ nerd-night.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Fresno Grizzlies. 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 22 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 Scholastic Chess Club

Nashville Chess Center Coach Jim Lech will teach beginning fundamentals as well as advance strategies for playing chess (boards provided). Grades K - 5. Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; 371-0090 or brentwood-tn.org/library.

Sounds Baseball

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

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Kids can have fun with Ozzie during any of the Nashville Sounds’ home games this month.

Sat 23 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 Bash

Murfreesboro City Schools hosts this event featuring music, games, giveaways and more. All ages. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 890-0355.

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FREE Battlefield Bicycle Tour

Join a ranger for a 90-minute bike tour of the battlefield. All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

Best Buddies 5K

This run/walk features chip timing and a Kid Zone. Proceeds benefit Best Buddies Tennessee, a nonprofit that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships between people with intellectual disabilities and their non-disabled peers. Highwood Complex, 701 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin; 7:30 a.m.;

$30 in advane/$40 race day adults, free ages 12 and younger ($10 if kids opt for chip timing); 504-6713 or bestbuddiestennessee.org/5k.

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.

FREE HEART Back-toSchool Picnic

Homeschool families and those considering homeschooling can learn about the Home Education Association of Rutherford Tennessee (HEART), meet other families, connect with resources and more. Guests are asked to bring food and drinks to share. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.; 867-4034 or rutherfordheart.com.

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 Fresno Grizzlies. 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 Puppets on the Porch

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

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AUGUST 30th - 31st

SEPTEMBER 6th - 7th

TENNESSEE CENTRAL RAILWAY MUSEUM 220 Willow Street, Nashville, TN 37210 615-244-9001 • www.tcry.org


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Test your skills and win prizes in corn eating, corn shucking and corn toss competitions and sink your teeth into fresh roasted corn on the cob. All ages. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $10 ages 2 - 64; 2743786 or luckyladdfarms.com.

Sun 24 FREE Family Day: Health and Medicine

Learn about battlefield medicine and how the Civil War marked incredible advances in the field of medicine. Activities will include learning how to wrap bandages for injuries and how to make your own toothpaste. All ages. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 1 - 4 p.m.; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org.

Kids’ Yoga

Participate in a class meant to increase confidence, flexibility, focus and strength. Ages 6 - 16. EPIC Yoga, 782 Old Hickory

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Blvd., Brentwood; 3 p.m.; $7; 730-8368 or epicyogacenter. com.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Sacramento River Cats. 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 Vintage Baseball

The Dry Town Boys of Roane County take on the Stewarts Creek Scouts during this late 1800s-style baseball game. All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville;12 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

FREE Vintage Baseball

Phoenix of East Nashville takes on the Franklin Farriers during this 1800s-style baseball game. All ages. Bicentennial Capital Mall, 600 James Robertson

Back-to-School Fair Saturday, Aug. 23 Join Williamson Parent for its annual Back-toSchool Fair at Cool Springs Galleria. This fun family event helps you get your kids ready for another fun-filled year of learning as you take in a fashion show, discover after-school enrichment programs (including music, dance, tutoring, sports and more), and see live performances by local arts schools. In addition, kids can have fun meeting Olaf from Frozen. While you’re there, be sure to register for giveaways. Bring a donation of school supplies for the Pencil Foundation and you’ll be entered into a prize drawing for cool backyard water toys. The fair takes place at Cool Springs Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., and admission is free. Call 615-256-2158 or visit nashvilleparent.com.

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Pkwy., Nashville; 12 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

FREE Vintage Baseball

The Highland Rim Distillers take on the Knoxville Holstons during this 1800s-style ball game. All ages. Historic Mansker’s Station,

705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 2:30 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

FREE Vintage Baseball

The Oak Hill Travellers take on the Nashville Maroons in an 1800s-style baseball game. All Ages. Bicentennial Capital Mall, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 2:30 p.m.; tennesseevintagebaseball.com.

Mon 25 FREE La Leche League of Hendersonville

Find breastfeeding support and resources. Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville; 10:15 a.m.; 447-5182, hendersonvillelll@ gmail.com or llleus.org/state/ tennessee.html.


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Sat 30 FREE 15th Annual Grape Stomp

Kids and adults can have fun stomping grapes during a contest from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m., then enjoy live music by Soul Soup from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 East Old Highway 52, Portland; 2:30 p.m.; 325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com.

Day Out with Thomas

FREE Battlefield Bicycle Tour

Kids’ Yoga

Join a ranger for a 90-minute bike tour of the battlefield. All ages. Stones River National Battlefield, 1563 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

FREE Big Band Dance

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Sacramento River Cats. 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 Storytime

Staff from the Goodlettsville Public Library read stories to kids who are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters. Meet at the kids play area. All ages. RiverGate Mall, 1000 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; 10:30 a.m.; 859-3458 or rivergatemall.com.

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Sounds Baseball

Sounds Baseball

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

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Sacramento River Cats. 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 28

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.

Day Out with Thomas

Titans Football

Cheer for the Tennessee Titans when they challenge the Minnesota Vikings. All ages. LP Field, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $38 - $260; 565-4200 or titansonline.com.

Enjoy a train ride pulled by Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, enjoy live entertainment, play on train tables and more. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $20; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

Fri 29

FREE Puppets on the Porch

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.

Sun 31

FREE Animal Encounters

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

Ride the rails with Thomas the Tank Engine at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum Aug. 30 - 31 and Sept. 6 - 7.

The Original Mud Run

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

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.

Enjoy a train ride pulled by Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, enjoy live entertainment, play on train tables and more. All ages. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $20; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

Participate in a class meant to increase confidence, flexibility, focus and strength. Ages 6 - 16. EPIC Yoga, 782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood; 3 p.m.; $7; 730-8368 or epicyogacenter. com.

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Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Friday, Aug. 8; 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.

FREE Summer Concert Series Thursday, Aug. 7; All ages Enjoy live music by Texarkana. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com. (please turn the page)

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FREE Summer Concert Series Thursday, Aug. 14; All ages Enjoy live music by the Pamela Ward Band. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Summer Concert Series

Thursday, Aug. 21; All ages Enjoy live music by the Peter Moon Band. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Summer Concert Series Thursday, Aug. 28; All ages Enjoy live music by the Jimmy Charles Band. The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; streetsofindianlake.com.

FREE Sumner Crest Concert

Saturday, Aug. 10; All ages The Mystery Cowboys performs a blend of southern rock and country. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 E. Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6:30- 9 p.m.; 325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com.

Sunset Concert Series

Sunday, Aug. 31; All ages Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy R&B 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.

FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series

Friday, Aug. 15; 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 9 to 5: The Musical

Aug. 8 - 23 Ages 10 and older Pull-Tight Theatre, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Fri - Sat 7:30

p.m.; $18 adults, $12 children; 791-5007 or pull-tight.com.

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Aug. 28 - Oct. 5 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.

FREE As You Like It

Aug. 14 - Sept. 14 All ages Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; Thu - Sun 7:30 p.m.; there is a $10 suggested donation; nashvilleshakes.org.

Cabaret

Aug. 2 - 3; Ages 13 and older Act Too Players at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Sat 7 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 students; acttooplayers.com.

The Female Odd Couple

Aug. 15 - 30 Ages 12 and older Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $20 adults, $16 students; 2211174 or townecentretheatre. com.

A Fox on the Fairway

Through Sunday, 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.

Godspell

Aug. 1 - 3; All ages Emerging artists camp production at Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Fri Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $12; 252-4675 or nashvillect.org.

High School Musical

Aug. 15 - 31 All ages Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 students, $11 ages 12 and younger; 9042787 or boroarts.org.

The Pied Piper

Aug. 2, 9 and 16 All ages Olde Worlde Theatre at The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m.; $8; 3000374 or oldeworldetheatre. com.

Shout!

Aug. 15 - 30; 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.

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davidson county Adventure Science Center

The Early Explorers program for preschoolers every Monday in August at 9 a.m. includes breakfast, storytime and a planetarium show. 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; $10 per adult and children 6 and older, $5 kids 5 and younger; 862-5160 or advendturesci. org.

BounceU

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

FREE Brilliant Sky Storytime

Stories and sing-alongs take place every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 2002 Richard Jones

Road, Ste. B-100, Nashville; 800-7754 or nashvilletoystore. com.

radnorlake.org or call 3733467.

Centennial Sportsplex

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.

Public skate sessions, classes, aquatics and more at 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; times and prices vary; 862-8480 or nashville.org/sportsplex.

FREE Fairytales Storytime

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

Gymboree Play & Music

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

Metro Parks Community Centers & Activity Schedules

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

Monkey Joe’s

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

Nashville Shores

Enjoy the giant wave pool, water slides, lazy river and the water tree house/sprayground at 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage. Open 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.

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area

Nature programs at 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. See complete schedule at

Wave Country

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 ages. Conduct science experiments with the staff

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things to do • 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.

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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

Culture Fest Aug. 27 - 31 Four days of various cultures will be celebrated during Culture Fest. Taking place at various locations in town, some events are free while others require a ticket purchase. Among the offerings are a spotlight on Caribbean culture on Wednesday, Aug. 27 along with a concert that night by reggae band Third World. On Saturday, Aug. 30, there’s a visual art for children program exploring the work of artist Romare Bearden. A variety of panel discussions will take place along with musical entertainment. For the list of venues and all specific events, visit culturefest.net.

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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

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

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.

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

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center

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.

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.

FREE Family Trivia Night

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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Parent Planner 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

Brentwood Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood 371-0090, ext. 8290 chappella@brentwood-tn.org

• FREE After-School Explorers Every Tuesday. Grades K - 2. Explore the world through books, games, activities and crafts. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. • FREE Brentwood Bunch Book Club Every Third Friday of the month. Grades 3 - 5. Read books from the Tennessee Volunteer State Book Awards list. 4:30 5:30 p.m. • FREE Lego Mania Every first Friday for ages 6 - 7 and every second Friday for ages 8 - 12. Unleash your creativity and have fun building with Legos. 4:30 - 6 p.m.

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

• Open House Day Tuesday, Aug. 5. All ages. Tour the facility when astronomers are available for questions. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. $6.27 • Telescope Night Friday, Aug. 8. 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

• Back-to-School Splash Friday, Aug. 1. All ages. Enjoy a pool party featuring a screening of The Lego Movie. 7:30 p.m. $6 • How to Write Music and Lyrics Wednesdays, Aug. 6 - 20. 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 • Preschool Safety Program Wednesdays, Aug. 6 27. 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, Aug. 5 28. Ages 6 - 14. Stay safe by practicing safety skills and learning self-defense techniques. 4:15 - 5 p.m. $12 per class • Teen Pottery Tuesdays, Aug. 5 - 19. Work on handbuilt pieces as well as wheel-thrown pieces. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 5:45 - 8:30 p.m.$82 • Tiny Tadpoles Taekwondo Wednesdays,Aug. 6 - 27. Ages 2 - 3. This program focuses on gross motor development, listening skills and safety. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. $15 per class

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These events require advance registration. Call ahead to reserve your child’s spot!

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

• Brain Builders: Legos Simple and Powered Machines Tuesdays, Aug. 12 - Sept. 2. Ages 8 and older. Build Lego machines by using creative thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills. 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. $50. To register, contact legoed@fenixtek.com • Brain Builders: Legos We Do Robotics Class Tuesdays, Aug. 12 - Sept. 2. Ages 6 and older. Build Lego machines by using creative thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. $50. To register, contact legoed@fenixtek.com • Kids Pottery Thursday, Aug. 14. Ages 6 - 10. Make Ed Heads and animals using air dry clay. 1:30 - 3 p.m. $10 • Painting with J.A. Yances Mondays, Aug. 4 - 25. 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 • Pool Party Friday, Aug. 1. All ages. Enjoy a pool party featuring a DJ, dancing, pool games, relay races, hula hoop fun and more. 7:30 p.m. $6 • Writing for Screen, Stage and Literature Tuesdays, Aug. 26 - Sept. 30. Ages 13 and older. Learn from a published journalist, screenwriter and author how to create engaging characters and build entertaining stories for any medium. 7 - 8:30 p.m. $72

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, Nashville 744-3355 • fristcenter.org

• Family Workshop: Studio Animate Saturday, Aug. 2. All ages. Explore the history of animation in this collaborative workshop where your family will work together to create animated artworks using digital programs and drawing techniques. 1 - 5 p.m. $30 members, $40 non-members (includes gallery admission and workshop materials for two adults and two children. Additional participants are $3 each)

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• FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday, Aug. 2. Ages 5 - 12. Create a mini-crate pencil holder. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

• Australia Down Under Family Night Saturday, Aug. 23. All ages. Enjoy swimming, a barbecue dinner and a screening of Kangaroo Jack. 6:30 p.m. $6 • Deb’s Doodlez Thursdays, Aug. 7 - 28. 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 • FREE How to Get Thousands of Dollars for Your Child’s Education Tuesday, Aug. 12. Parents. Discover how to unlock the secrets of the college financial

aid system. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Register at 370-8015 or genesisgrouptn.com • Judo Karate Mondays, Aug. 4 - 25. 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. $40 • Little Fingers Tuesdays, Aug. 5 - 26. Ages 2 - 4 with a parent. Participate in season-themed projects. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $40 • Manga Drawing Aug. 26 and 28. Ages 9 and older. Learn the basic drawing technique to create Japanese-style comics. 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.$30 • Miss Deb’s Oil Painting Wednesdays, Aug. 6 - 27. All ages. Learn the basics of creating a fresh, unique oil painting step by step. 1 - 2:30 p.m. $60 • Polynesian Dancing Wednesdays, Aug. 6 - 27. 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, Aug. 5 - 28. 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 Monday, Aug. 18. Ages 13 and older. Learn safety strategies, situational awareness, how to avoid dangerous situations and basic physical self-defense. 6 - 8 p.m. $35 • Sticky Fingers Preschool Club Tuesdays or Thursdays, Aug. 5 - 27. Ages 3 - 6. Participate in activities that enhance fine motor and developmental skills. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - $12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $40 • WOW Oil Landscape Painting Saturday, Aug. 23. Ages 13 and older. Learn a layering process to paint vast landscapes. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $75

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• FREE Open House Season Preview Saturday, Aug. 16. All ages. Enjoy a variety of activities along with snippets from all five shows from the upcoming season. 12 - 3 p.m.

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• Zzzoofari Slumber Sleep under the stars a short distance away from the snoozing animals (bring your own tent, sleeping bags, pillows and toiletries), and enjoy an animal show, crafts, roasted hot dogs and more. 4 p.m. - 9 a.m. $30 members 4 and older, $40 non-members

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• Knee-High Naturalist: Here Comes the Sun! Aug. 4 or 5. Ages 3 - 5. Learn about the sun through handson activities, exploration and an educational story. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 per adult and one child, $7 each additional person


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• FREE Vultures: Our Scavenging Raptors Saturday, Aug. 16. All ages. Visit the vulture feeding station to get an up-close look at these misunderstood birds. 10 a.m. - 12 p.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 • 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

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• FREE Apple Snacks Saturday, Aug. 16. Ages 5 - 13. Learn to make apple sandwiches and other apple treats. 10 a.m. • FREE Build a Better Panini Saturday, Aug. 23. Ages 9 - 13. Learn to make warm panini sandwiches. 10 a.m. • FREE Fruits & Veggies Here & Now Saturday, Aug. 9. Ages 9 - 13. Make a seasonal salad while learning about the seasons and food. 10 a.m. • FREE I Love Zoku! Saturday, Aug. 2. Ages 5 - 13. Learn to make slushies, popsicles and ice cream using the tools of Zoku. 10 a.m.

Explore the world of spiders at Warner Parks Nature Center Aug. 8 - 9. • Music in the Meadow: The Writer’s Round Saturday, Aug. 23. All ages. Enjoy a picnic, hike and music by Beth Nielsen Chapman with Bill Lloyd and Ernest Chapman. 5:30 p.m. $20 per person or $75 for a carload of six • National S’more Day Hike Sunday, Aug. 10. Ages 9 and older. Hike the hills then enjoy making s’mores over the fire. 5 - 8 p.m. $10 • Summer Night Hike Wednesday, Aug. 6. Ages 9 and older. Bring a picnic and learn to decipher the different sounds of nature. 6:30 - 9 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m. for picnic). $10

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. • Homeschool P.E. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Ages 5 - 15. Homeschool students can enjoy physical education activities. 1 - 2 p.m. $3

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

• Tumbleweeds Every Monday and Wednesday. Ages 3 - 5. Learn the basic techniques of tumbling. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. $3

Warner Parks Nature Center 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville 352-6299 • nashville.go/parks

• FREE Searching for Spiders at Night Friday, Aug. 8. All ages. Learn about arachnids while searching for them around the center, forest and pond. 8 - 9 p.m. • FREE Searching for Spiders in the Daytime Saturday, Aug. 9. All ages. Look for writing spiders in the garden, long-jawed orb weavers and fishing spiders in the pond, then participate in craft activities. • FREE Storytime Under the Beech Tree Friday, Aug. 29. Ages 3 - 5. Listen to summer nature stories. 10:30 - 11 a.m. • FREE Summer Salsa Creations Friday, Aug. 1. All ages. Harvest ingredients from the garden and create salsa. 5:30 - 7 p.m.

• FREE Pizza Dough From Scratch Saturday, Aug. 30. Ages 5 - 13. Learn to make pizza dough. 10 a.m.

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ach school year, TPAC Education presents a variety of theatrical performances for school children (available to public, private and home-school students) via its Humanities Outreach in Tennessee (HOT) program. Reservations for the 2014 - 2015 season begin this month. Prices vary per show. This season’s schedule is as follows: • Oct. 28 - 30: Hangin’ with the Giants • Nov. 3: Fisk Jubilee Singers • Nov. 10 - 14: Before the People Came • Dec 4 - 5: GOLD • Feb 23 - 27: Hamlet • March 4 - 6: Walking the Tightrope • April 14 - 15: Look Out! Science is Coming! Doktor Kaboom • April 28 - May 1: Bleu In addition to the performances, TPAC Education also provides classroom enhancements, including teacher guides, available weeks prior to each show in order for educators to help familiarize students with what to look for in a production. For more info, including show descriptions, visit tpac.org and click on the “TPAC Education” tab.

Circle turns 65 Nashville’s oldest community theater company — Circle Players — celebrates its 65th season this year with the following shows (dates TBA): The Addams Family, Ragtime, Picnic and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Learn more at circleplayers.net.

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Bleu, a show tracing a sailor’s journey under the sea, comes to Nashville next spring as part of TPAC Education’s HOT program.

Top 5 Things To Do This Month! 1) The Wilson County Fair (Aug. 15 - 23) is the biggest and most popular in Middle Tennessee. Have fun on rides, petting goats and watching monkeys race on dogs. (wilsoncountyfair. net) 2) Create festive costumes and head to East Nashville for the annual Tomato Art Fest on Saturday, Aug. 9. It’s a huge day of family fun. (tomatorartfest.com) 3) The Tennessee Titans’ first pre-season game is Saturday, Aug. 9. (titansonline.com) 4) Kids can get a hands-on introduction to a variety of instruments with the Country Music Hall of Fame’s musical petting zoo at the Nashville Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 16. (countrymusichalloffame.org) 5) Choo! Choo! Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum Aug. 30 - 31. (tcry.org)


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