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rowing up, we played outside. It was hard for our parents to make us come in. I remember they would make us go outside without telling us what to do or giving us anything to play with. We had to use our imaginations. Soon we learned that we LOVED to make up stuff and just run barefoot through the yard. We played so many games, all day long, that we would collapse at night into our beds. Whenever we wanted to have someone come over to play, we would ask our mom to call their mom. Or, if you lived close enough, we’d just holler out your name because we knew that you’d be outside playing, too. We’d play baseball, Jail Break, house — the list can go on forever. Baseball was fun, until we’d break a window or something. We’d just toss the baseball over our one-story house to see if the person on the other side could catch it. Whoops! But, hey, it was fun, and we were outside. We never wandered too far from our house. If our parents couldn’t see us, a neighbor could. But letting children go is something that’s hard for parents to do today. Is that why we don’t see more children playing outside like we did when we were kids? Being outside as a kid — to me — was like needing to breathe. Now as a mom, on good weather days, I almost always try to get my two children outside. We have three dogs that love it, too. I believe that if you do this with your children — insist that they play outside — you will provide them with the very thing all the “experts” say they lack … exercise. So, here’s an “exercise” for you to do with your mind. Go through the house when you get home with the kids. Think about all the things that you have now that you didn’t have when you were little. Imagine that you don’t have them anymore. Now, tell your children to go outside and play because there is nothing for them to do inside except chores! I bet they’ll hurry to the back door immediately! In my mind, it’s not just the foods we eat that are making today’s children more at risk for obesity, it’s the fact that they aren’t just playing freely outdoors. Yes, we’ve heard it over and over again that childhood obesity is on the rise. But, you can help with that by just making them go play! They may not like you for it for about a week or so, but soon they’ll learn to love it. And, like myself, learn that it’s second nature. I thought I would go crazy on those days when we couldn’t go outside until our parents got home (when the teenage sister was babysitting us). I challenge you to try this: Send your kids outside and see what they come up with that’s fun to do. And I challenge you not to worry so much. Every child has the right to play!

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When it’s time for bed, what do you say if your child asks you why does Daddy sleep in your bed? Been there, done that. I said it’s because Daddy and I are married, and when she grows up and gets married, someone will sleep with her, too. Nikki Williams-Northern My answer: “When Mommy and Daddy got married we wanted to share a room so we could stay up and talk all night about how

don’t resort to spanking your kids Dear Editor, A contributing parent in the “Parent Talk” section of the February issue of Nashville Parent commented on children who “cut things up.” The writer stated that “it really depends on the child’s age if he gets talked to, grounded or spanked.” It is sad to say that a great number of well-educated parents still believe that spanking at any age is an appropriate punishment. Most parents who spank do not intend to harm or in any way abuse their children. They can also be especially loving to them. However, studies about spanking have shown it to have possible long-term negative effects. I would direct the writer to read page 41 of the same Nashville Parent issue and also to read Jane Nelson’s book, Positive Discipline, instead of resorting to spanking. A.M. Ansari Nashville, TN

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Kids and Religion. Do you allow your child to go to church with a friend, even if it’s a different denomination? “It’s a great learning opportunity.” It wouldn’t bother me at all. We are Catholic but respect all other religions and beliefs. It’s a great learning opportunity as well.

Angela Cooper Plasko

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Honor the hosting family’s customs as any gracious guest would do. Katie Rose Malone

“It’s basically the same.”

I wouldn’t have a problem with it at all. We actually go to a couple different denominations ... Pentecostal and Baptist. The message is basically the same.’ Tracey Osborne-Vazquez

“As long as it’s the same message.” “Depends upon the age.”

It depends on the age of my child and what church they’d be visiting. If it is a church that is a Christian church with same/similar beliefs as our own, I would not have a problem as long as I am able to sit down and talk about similarities/differences with the child and other parent (so they understand). However, if it is a church that shares different beliefs, I would be very cautious. If my child is older, and is strong in faith, I wouldn’t mind them attending as long as we discuss it beforehand, otherwise I would pick them up before family leaves for church. Mandie Sotiriadis

“Pick him up.”

While it’s good to have an open mind, I’d pick up my child or spend the night on a different night. Netta Lubovich

“It’s a privilege to go to different churches.”

I think it’s a privilege for kids to be able to attend a variety of religious services. And if they are going to be good friends, they need to know about and respect each other’s faiths. For me, that also goes for Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and other religions. I want my kids grow up with a broad mind and respect for all faithful people in this world.

As long as the church doesn’t preach something very different from what you believe, I think it’s a good experience for them to have. But don’t be blind; just because you want your child to be open minded and not judge their friends does not mean you should be open for their minds to be filled with things that aren’t healthy. Schools are doing enough of this, church should be a safe place. Andrea Rene Harrison

“They’ll pick their own anyway.”

Let them see the different denomination because when they grow up they are going to pick their own anyway. May go the same or marry into something else and go that route. Robin Rodriguez

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Parents and Frustration. It can get the best of us when our kids act up. How are you able to keep your cool?

“Take your emotions out of the situation first.” I try to take my emotions out of the situation and look at it logically. Helps me focus on what’s best for their growth instead of meeting my expectations for the situation.

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“Find humor in it.”

I try to find the humor in it. Just have to laugh and ask, “Is this really happening?” ANNA WALKER WANNEMUEHLER

“Act like they are.”

It’s difficult, especially when you are busy or distracted. But I agree with the previous comment, I make it funny and show out with them. LOL. And then I say ... now isn’t that irritating? They agree and we fix the problem. CHERMIL BAKER BALBALOSA

“Use the death stare.”

“Just give them a hug.”

I either find a way to get us to laugh or scoop them in for a hug and snuggle. And I try to remind myself that I am the ADULT and that it makes no sense that I am in an argument a 3- or 6-year-old (or whatever). SO hard, but if my goal is to raise young men who keep their cool, I’ve gotta show them how. JEN GIRTEN

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Keep my cool? Oh, sure ... yes ... hmmm, I don’t do that. Cool is pretty much not kept ... uh, oh ... great question ... help! SALINA PITT BATSON

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Being calm and in charge is all about perspective. However, no one is perfect. Especially when you have a 2-year-old. I think I inherited my mother’s “death stare” and that usually stops her heart long enough to catch her without saying a word. KARISA BUCK RUMSEY

“Say, ‘I Love You’.”

LOL. I’ve found that just saying “I love you” instead of anything else both diffuses their anger/ tantrum and confuses them, hahaha. It’s so funny that they stop every single time. The first time I did it I was just talking to myself out loud before I started yelling. Rendered them speechless. LOL. SHANNON CHILDRESS BALLARD

“Get some resources.”

1) Soak up a LOT of positive influences (shows on TV that accentuate positive parenting, spending time with church families with young kids that are showing a lot of love and patience); 2) Taking myself out mentally — like a third person, or a psychologist (what would a professional psychologist do?); and 3) Discipline when necessary but without putting the kid’s pride down. LAWRENCE LIN

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e eat in the car three to four times a week because we’re always on the go,” says mom Lindsay, “so when we finally get home, it’s difficult to prepare a meal.” Her husband, Brad, nods. “With the kids doing activities, we never know what our schedule is going to be like,” he says. And that gives way to a lot of snack-and-go, something Lindsay and Brad really want to change for their family. “When we do cook a family meal at home, it’s a healthy one,” Lindsay says. “It’s just the snacking before and after that we worry about.” Brad wants to adapt the family’s eating habits to their busy lifestyle in order to stay aware and stay on top of it, and the kids want to do what Mom and Dad do. Seven-year-old Nick hopped on the scale when fitness coach Dyan Damron visited recently, showing his interest in getting fit. Damron, owner of Coach D Consulting, is paying weekly visits to Brad and Lindsay with kids Madisyn, 6, Nick, 7 and Gage, 1. the Uphoffs to help them commit to healthier living. As Nashville Parent’s Fit Family Challenge fitness expert, Damron aims to take “baby steps” with the Uphoffs to help them eat better and find ways to work in exercise. Damron lost 50 pounds herself after deciding she didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of other family members. “I had some very low moments,” Damron says, “I was always embarrassed to sit next to my boyfriend because my legs were bigger than his. I had body image problems, but I didn’t want to end up having a heart attack like my grandparents. I knew I had to make a choice.” Damron’s been helping others change their lives for the past 13 years. What’s the key? “Knowledge and motivation,” she says. “And that’s what I’m here to provide.” And you have to WANT to get fit, too. She’s encouraged by the Uphoffs and think they’ve made a great start. “I’m texting with Lindsay,” she says, “and Brad is willing and open. They all want to REALLY do it.” Damron left them with two goals after the first visit: 1) To try and eat a healthy, low-fat breakfast and 2) To move as much as possible for 30 minutes a day. “Baby steps at first,” Damron says. “And absolutely no judgment. It’s not a diet. It’s gotta be a lifestyle ... don’t diet, LIVE it.” Check in with the Uphoffs and Dyan Damron next month in this same space!

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t’s awesome that we have the home of a former U.S. president to explore right here in our town,” says Nashville mom of two Candace Thompson, regarding The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. “We love the educational aspect, and our boys do, too.” Your family can experience and explore the historic site in a whole new way beginning Friday, March 15 with the launch of its new Multimedia Tour. For an additional $8, you can rent an iPod Tourch unit that gives an in-depth tour of the mansion, gardens, Jackson family tombs and more. Character voices bring the Jacksons’ story to life, and kids will like learning the archaeological finds that have been uncovered. The tour features audio, images, maps of the property and an interactive time line of the late president’s life. If you go on the 15th, admission is half price in celebration of Jackson’s 246th birthday. The Hermitage is located at 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville. Call 889-2941 or visit thehermitage.com.

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found so many helpful things at your Baby Fair,” says Amanda Bartlett, who attended Nashville Parent’s 2012 exclusive event for new parents and parents-to-be. “And my husband failed miserably during the diaper derby, but now he’s a pro!” she adds with a chuckle. The Baby Fair — presented by Baptist Hospital — takes place Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The free event features several demonstrations, speakers and exhibits ranging from safety equipment to baby furniture and accessories, plus samples and prize giveaways. Experts from Baptist will present classes on breastfeeding and newborn care, plus you can tour the hospital’s birthing facility. The Baby Fair is located at the Baptist Hospital Campus at the 21st Avenue entrance. For more info, including booth space for vendors, call 256-2158, ext. 130, or visit nashvilleparent.com.

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What can a doula do for you? Quite a lot for expectant moms both before, during and after Baby’s arrival by providing info, physical assistance and emotional support not only just for the mother but for the whole family. Welcome, A Village Birth Services (AVBS), Nashville’s newest doula resource whose mission is to “provide doula services while creating a community in which women and their partners may learn, grow and receive from each of the five participating doulas.” AVBS offers monthly education meetings as well. Located at The Nesting Place (605 Berry Road, Nashville), learn more about the doulas and their services at facebook.com/AVillageBirthServices.

Kids, families and groups can warm up their pipes and audition to sing the national anthem at a 2013 Nashville Sounds home game. Auditions take place on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Greer Stadium. Tryouts are on a first-come, first-served basis, and those auditioning are required to sing a live, a cappella version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” All hopefuls must appear in person by 1 p.m. for registration. The Sounds host 72 home games during the season, with the first game happening Thursday, April 4 against New Orleans. Greer Stadium is located at 534 Chestnut St., Nashville. For more info, contact Buddy Yelton at 690-4487, ext. 124, or visit nashvillesounds.com.

Fostering animals is nothing new, but more and more people are doing it — that’s a great thing! To become a foster family through Happy Tales Humane (located at 230 Franklin Road), go to the website and fill out an application. Happy Tales does not have enough room to care for all of the dogs and puppies it takes in, therefore the shelter depends on loving, reponsible families to help out. Pets stay with you until they are adopted. Happy Tales pays for all food, supplies and medication your foster pet may need — all you need to do is provide love and shelter. Go ahead — fill out an application today at happytaleshumane.com.

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the ticker... The next installment of Spring Hollow Early Learning Center and Shipwrecked Playhouse’s PARENT INTEREST SERIES takes place Monday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. Parents can learn about online schooling through Tennessee’s Virtual Academy. The event takes place at Shipwrecked Playhouse, 99 Seaboard Lane, Franklin. Admission is $5 per family and child care is provided. Call 794-9343 or visit springhollowschool.com.

UNCLE’S CLASSIC BARBERSHOP celebrates a grand opening Tuesday, March 5, at 1560 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin. The classic barbershop that provides precision cuts and hot lather shaves aims to please. Child cuts (ages

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12 and younger) cost $17; a student special (four express cuts with no expiration date) can be purchased with a current student ID for $80.

TASTE OF WILLIAMSON COUNTy, takes place Sunday, March 10 at Cool Springs Galleria. Sponsored by Vanderbilt Medical Center to support programs overseen by the United Way of Williamson County, for one night only (7 - 9 p.m.) you can buy tickets to taste delicious items whipped up the area’s best restaurants including Sperry’s, Puckett’s, Puffy Muffin, Bucca di Beppo and many more. Tickets are $45 in advance; $50 at the door; children younger than age 5 are free. Then, new this year: Restaurant Week from March 11 - 16. Present your Taste of Williamson

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sunnybrook counseling is now open in Columbia. The center specializes in new marriage, child and family counseling, and other services include a Music with Mommie program as well as play therapy. The facility is located at 1121 Trotwood Ave. across from Columbia Academy. Call 478-5257 or visit sunnybrookcounseling.com.


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over Kids 2013 is well underway and registration for the online contest that gives your child a shot at the cover continues through Monday, April 15. One child in each of four age categories — 0 - 12 months, 13 - 35 months, 3 - 6 years and 7 - 10 years — will be selected to appear on a cover of this publication. New this year, our editors will select a fifth “wild card winner” from one of the age groups! Here’s how it works: Upload your child’s photo (do it from your smartphone!) at nashvilleparent.com/cover-kids (a $20 nonrefundable submission fee applies, a portion of which goes to the local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation). After the submission period ends, Nashville Parent’s editors will select 10 finalists in each group. Once finalists are announced, public voting begins — have all your friends and family get online and vote for your child (one vote per person per age category; no ballot stuffing permitted). At the end of the two-week voting period, the child who garners the most votes in each age category will be the Cover Kid for his group, guaranteeing him a magazine cover! For a complete list of rules and to enter your child in Cover Kids 2013, visit nashvilleparent.com/cover-kids.

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pring break’s a great time for a quick road trip with the kids, and Chattanooga’s got some fun awaiting during its Spring Break Safari and Scavenger Hunt. Thirteen of the city’s renowned attractions are participating in the safari and hunt that feature kid-specific activities from feeding sea creatures to becoming a RockQuest Adventurer on an enchanted trail. Or explore the world of dinosaurs, then get a feel for being an engineer on a trolley. Regular admission applies to the attractions and some of the special activities require extra fees (the Tennessee Aquarium’s Keeper Kid behind-the-scenes program is free on a first-come, first served basis). Spring Break Safari takes place from March 15 - April 14. Get full details at chattanoogafun.com/spring. Children can go behind the scenes at the Tennessee Aquarium to feed sharks and sea turtles as part of Chattanooga’s Spring Break Safari.

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rother and sister Andrew Kaiser, 11, and Anna Kaiser, 9, enjoy being active and fit. Andrew plays soccer and hockey, and Anna is into Jiu Jitsu and gymnastics. These Franklin Road Academy (FRA) sibs are excited about competing again this year in the Nashville Kids Triathlon, taking place May 18 - 19 at Centennial Sportsplex and Centennial

Park. Last year was their first triathlon, and they both loved it. “I enjoyed challenging myself to do something new,” says Anna. “All my friends encouraged me, so I decided to try it. I enjoyed the biking most because it was fun to get the fresh air and cooling off after swimming,” she adds. Today’s emphasis on exercise and healthy habits for kids can’t be stressed enough, and the Nashville Kids Triathlon is a great way to encourage them to get fit. “It’s really good exercise, and it gets you more involved in doing things outside. I feel good after I do it,” says Andrew. The triathlon — sponsored by Nashville Parent, YMCA of Middle Tennessee and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — is open to ages 6 - 15. The Junior Division (ages 6 - 10) consists of a 100-meter swim, three-mile bike ride and a one-half mile run; the Senior Division (ages 11 - 15) comprises a 200-meter swim, six mile bike ride and one-mile run. The event is limited to 800 participants, and spots fill up fast. Select YMCAs in the area offer free training programs to participants. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the Children’s Hospital and YMCA of Middle Tennessee. In addition, kids can form teams — like Andrew and Anna will do again this year with fellow students from FRA — to earn fundraising dollars. Additionally, kids who compete in the triathlon whose families are participating in the Fit Family Challenge (see page 20; the Fit Family Challenge starts April 15) can earn extra points for their family. Registration is $35 plus a USATriathlon membership ($10 for one day, $15 for a year). To learn more and to register, visit nashvillekidstriathlon.org.

Anna and Andrew Kaiser at the 2012 Nashville Kids Triathlon.

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The 2012 Franklin Road Academy Nashville Kids Triathlon team.


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SWIM LIKE A FISH Did you see the ocean outside? Go on, take a look. The water’s so blue and clear. It’s a blue that seems to have been made just for these pristine white beaches. Aside from the out-of-this-world sea, families can also swim in the pools at CasaMagna. From either the main pool or the kids’ pool — which is sized just right for little ones — you are sure to get water logged. If the kiddos are big enough, parents can soak in the hot tub and watch them swim in the pool — the hot tub is front and center at the main pool. Towels? Just pick them up poolside for use at the pools and beach.

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Tour ancient Mayan ruins, explore one of Cancún’s newest museums, delve into mouthwatering dishes and so much more ... all while staying at the beautiful CasaMagna Marriott Cancún Resort.

At the JW Marriott Cancún Resort & Spa (sister resort connected to CasaMagna), children ages 6 - 16 years can take advantage of the spa salon and ages 16 - 17 years can enjoy spa treatments (must be accompanied by an adult), and can charge it to your room at CasaMagna! The kids’ menu at the spa includes facials, hair styling and manicures (age restrictions on each). The Good Clean Fun: Pre-Teen Skincare for ages 6 - 12 is a 30-minute facial that’s great for first timers and includes cleansing, chocolate mask and sunscreen. It’s a great way to pamper your child and make her feel special. The resort also offers a Marriott Kids Program — parents must remain on site at the resort — which offers daily supervised activities for ages 4 -12 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. seven days a week for just $35 USD per child. Activities include piñata making, puppets, games, arts and crafts, pool time and more! This is perfect for entertaining the kids while Mom and Dad get some pampering at the spa. In addition, the resort offers babysitting services.

DELICIOUS DISHES It’s time to eat! There are several fine restaurants located on the CasaMagna property. My favorite is the La Capilla Argentina Steakhouse. The steak is seasoned to perfection ... so don’t even think about dipping it in one of the condiments they provide. It’s a casual restaurant and the food is oh so yummy! It’s open for breakfast and dinner. There’s also Champions Sports Bar where Dad can get back into the game and grab a bite to eat. You can also choose Mikado Japanese Teppan Yaki and Sasi Thai.

Even though you’re staying at the CasaMagna, you can still visit the restaurants at JW. Now you have even more delicious dishes to explore with your family. The breakfast buffet at Sedona Grill is amazing! I’ve never seen so many choices for breakfast including fresh guacamole and chips — you can never have enough of that!

SITES TO RELISH If your family’s getting a little stir crazy, don’t worry. Visit the front desk and they’ll help you plan the perfect day out — if you haven’t already planned it as part of your package. A must see is the new Museo Maya de Cancún, part of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The architecture of the museum itself is stunning. Walk around the indoor exhibit and view several amazing artifacts. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, head outside to experience what lies beneath the cover of the trees. I was absolutely floored by the fact that there were beautifully intact ruins right in the heart of the resort district in Cancún.


family getaway Who would have thought you would be able to see ruins with a resort in the background? Certainly not me! If you want to see more of the Mayan ruins and all of their wonder, schedule a trip to Tulum. Here, you can walk around the area and see more of the exquisitely crafted buildings created long ago. Be sure to take your bathing suit, as the Mayan’s had a knack for building ocean-front properties. You can take a dip in the sea where the Mayans once did.

THINGS TO REMEMBER You’re visiting another country, so it’s important to remember a few things about the area — and not to forget your passports! By the way, everyone is required to have one — including newborns — when traveling internationally by air. The locals have several ways they earn TULUM money, some for little things you would never think about. Take public restrooms, for example. Several places require a small fee in order to use the facilities, unless you are a paying customer in a restaurant. Another one is photos. Be aware of where you are and even WHO you take pictures of. That’s how they make their money, so be ready to offer up some Pesos to pay for the photo you just took. Be sure to change over a few US dollars into Pesos at the resort’s front desk before you venture out, although many places do switch back and forth between the two curN rencies. Ú C N A C E

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: CasaMagna Marriott Cancún Resort

Kukulkan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico • +52 55 1102 2025 marriott.com/hotels/travel/cunmx-casamagna-marriott-cancun-resort

Museo Maya de Cancún

Blvd Kukulcán Km 9.5, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico • +52 998 883 3671 inah.gob.mx/paseos/museomaya/tour.html

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Intermar Caribe/onsite • +52 998 881 2009

Take advantage of all that the resort has to offer in the way of special packages and outings. They can cater your trip to fit your specific family needs and wants. From a variety of places to swim, eat, relax and have fun, the entire family is sure to create ever-lasting memories at CasaMagna Marriott Cancún Resort in Cancún.  Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and mother of two ages 6 and 2-and-a-half.

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Great Outdoors

— family garden — L

ong before fast food nation became a way of life for many families come meal time,

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nurtured seedlings into vegetables, growing them, preparing them and eating them. Where the tending of the family garden was rooted in both the need for food and the need for care. Have a finicky eater? Refresh her palette with the taste of homegrown. “I’ve never seen a child refuse to eat something she grew herself,” says Amanda Grant, author of Grow It, Cook It With Kids (Ryland Peters & Small; 2010). Why not start a garden with your children this month? Here’s easy step by steps to make that happen.

RESEARCH, FIELD TRIPS

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Get books at the library. Get some for your children,

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where you can make it happen. Do this as a family.

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Decide what you want to grow (easiest list is on

your vegetables once they are planted — the key

page 41). Sketch a rough drawing of your garden.

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BREAKING GROUND Rent a tiller from a gardening center for your garden and till the land — this job is for Mom or Dad, but it will be exciting for the kids to watch their backyard transform. Let the kids pick up small rocks and weeds and such as the tilling continues. Rake and smooth the soil. Give your kids a small section that is THEIR’S for the caring. A 5’ by 5’ space is fine.

no rushing PREPARING THE SOIL Once the soil is well tilled and loose and the grass clumps are removed, improve the soil with organic matter like compost before you begin to plant. Turn the compost into your soil to a depth of six to eight inches with garden forks. Once this is done, cover all of the organic layer with three inches of soil.

enjoy the proces PLANTING AND WATERING With Mom and Dad leading the way, start planting referring to the sketch you made for “what goes where.” Let the kids get good and dirty. For tomatoes, you might want to use transplants rather than seeds just to speed things up. Give everything a good watering once it’s in the ground.

WHY A GARDEN? • Kids are more likely to eat what they have grown. • It’s excellent physical activity. • Kids who grow up with a garden are more likely to have one later in life. • Gardening can be a needed downtime for busy children and adults.

Painted rocks look pretty in gardens and it’s something the kids can enjoy doing.

• The garden is a place of learning — cooking, science, new vocabulary, etc. • It helps you connect with nature. • Gardening together can help deepen family connections. • A garden can help set better eating habits for life. • It can save you money and deter you from hopping in the car to eat out. • Excess harvest can be donated to those in need. • You’ll be able to enjoy some A pretty decoration for the fairies in the garden! of the freshest and healthiest Kids can make things like this. food.

EASY-TO-GROW Carrots Radishes Lettuce Green beans Cherry tomatoes Green onions Snow peas

HARVEST! Let your children dig up the carrots and pick that first clump of cherry tomatoes. It’s an exciting time when vegetables are ready to be picked. Now you can try making delicious recipes with your harvest.

Use old spoons to mark where different groups of veggies are planted!

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Local girls enjoy Cheekwood’s spring flowers.

naturcael ing! Greater Nashville boasts a bevy of nature centers that offer various programs year round ... and there’s no better time than spring to get outdoors and enjoy all they have to offer.

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ave your kids ever seen 55,000 tulips in bloom in one place? They’ll get to this spring at Cheekwood, and that’s an increase of 33,000 more than last year! Woo-hoo! Go check ’em out, and let your kids experience all the other great nature centers in our backyard and enjoy some hands-on fun.

Beaman Park Nature Center 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City 862-8580 • nashville.gov/parks/nature Located in Northwest Nashville near Joelton, Beaman boasts a rugged sanctuary of natural beauty, offering programs that help kids connect with nature. Bells Bend Outdoor Center 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 862-4187 • nashville.gov/parks/nature Part of Metro Parks, Bells Bend offers programs for all ages that range from geology to animal wildlife and nature hikes. Bowie Park Nature Center 7211 Bowie Lake Road, Fairview 799-5544 • bowiepark.org Families can embark on guided walks with naturalists to discover the flora and fauna in the area, or participate in one of many programs. The Nature Center and Outdoor Classroom play host to many nature-related activities for kids with topics including butterflies, ecology, wildlife, nature photography, tree identification and more. Cheekwood 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 356-8000 • cheekwood.org There’s no better place for spring than Cheekwood’s expansive botanical gardens (eight total) which display some of the most vibrant colors in the area. Be sure to visit in late March or early April when the spring tulips and daffodils are in their prime. Springtime programs for kids include exploration of the gardens combined with related hands-on art projects. (please turn the page)

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Kids can explore the lily pad pond in the wetlands at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring.

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro 890-2300 • discoverycenteronline.org The Discovery Center sits adjacent to the 25-acre Murfree Spring wetland. Stroll the quarter mile raised boardwalk and paved trail for a spectacular view of the area and wildlife. Kids love looking for tadpoles in the lily pad pond, and the center hosts a Nature Nuts program every Thursday as well as Wetland Walks on Fridays. Longhunter State Park 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage 885-2422 • tn.gov/environment/parks/ LongHunter/ The Nature Circle is the park’s “learning adventure for young children.” Programs for ages 3 - 5 run twice a month May through August. The program includes stories, crafts and occasional animal visits. Merritt Nature Center at Cedars of Lebanon State Park 328 Cedar Forest Road, Lebanon 443-2769 • tennessee.gov/environment/parks/ cedars/ The nature center features exhibits on geology and natural features of the park. Public programs include tours of the nature exhibits, wildlife video programs, nature hikes, fossil hunts and more. Spring is a great time to see the rare wildflowers.

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Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood 370-4672 • owlshill.org Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary is situated on 160 acres of rolling hills adorned with deciduous forests and several species of local flora and fauna. The sanctuary for native species allows owls to educate as their nesting and migration patterns are tracked. Wildflowers, butterflies and bluebirds are among the sanctuary’s most popular subject matter as well. Owl’s Hill offers a variety of nature programs for children throughout the year. Radnor Lake State Park 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville 373-3467 • radnorlake.org The Environmental Education Center features a nature discovery room for children ages 4 - 10, a nature reference library and a wet laboratory that hosts public nature programs for all ages. Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson Drive, Nashville 862-8539 • nashville.gov/parks/nature Nestled within Shelby Park, the nature center provides free monthly programs for kids of all ages that range from nature hikes to animal programs to ecology education.

Warner Parks Nature Center (WPNC) 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville 352-6299 • nashville.gov/parks/nature Nature enthusiasts of all ages will find a treasure trove of activities at WPNC. Housed on 2,684 acres of natural areas, the nature center itself is a year-round environmental education and recreation facility that features a museum showcasing the area’s geological and wildlife species. Nine different trails vary in length and ease, perfect for hiking and nature observation. WPNC is renowned for the programs it offers to kids of all ages throughout the year, most of them free. Wilderness Station at Barfield-Crescent Park 697 Veteran’s Pkwy., Murfreesboro 217-3017 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks Tucked a half mile behind the park’s ball fields, the Wilderness Station’s goal is teaching wilderness and outdoor awareness as well as environmental education to kids of all ages. The 300 heavily wooded acres surrounding the station provide for nature education. A weekly Animal Encounters program teaches youngsters about critters native to Tennessee.


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amping with the kids “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” — Henry David Thoreau

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inner’s done and your fire is crackling while all of you rest in camp chairs, tired but warm and satisfied — all except the toddler. That wonderful moment that makes camping worth all the trouble has arrived, only Murphy’s Law dictates that your 2-year-old wails, “Mama, I want to go home!” Scoop her onto your lap, fix your eyes on the stars overhead and don’t give into wondering why you did this. See? Your older two are loving this. Soon they’ll move into the tent to play cards by flashlight. And you WANT your kids to love nature. You know deep inside that your little one CAN survive this (so can you!) and be better off for it later. Herewith: take’em-with-you lists for camping with kids. (please turn the page)

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Great Outdoors FIRST THINGS FIRST • Do a practice run first! A child’s first camping trip (or an adult’s first camping trip with kids) is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming thing. Don’t drive for hours to find out that your little one has a hard time sleeping in a tent and is up all night. Do a few practice runs in the backyard so that your kids know a little of what to expect. • When you’re ready, reserve a campsite at one of Tennessee’s State Parks and make use of handy their mobile app. • When you arrive at your site, walk the boundaries with the kids so they won’t wander out of site. Give them landmarks to look for, as in, “You can go from that group of rocks to this tree, and stay away from the road.” If they know their boundaries from the beginning, you can go about preparing your campsite.

WHAT TO PACK BASICS Tent, Sleeping Bags Sleeping Pads, Pillows Flashlights Lanterns Tarp, rope Camp chairs First Aid kit COOKING & EATING Cooler, ice, food Drinks and water Stove, fuel, funnel Barbecue and propane Lighter and fluid

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tough stuff

sex! E

Talking to your kids about By Sherry Hang

Experts say you should talk frankly about sexuality with your kids through different stages of their development.

very generation of kids will find ways to explore curiosities about sex. An adolescent boy might take the adult magazines from his dad’s secret drawer in order to gawk at pictures with his buddies behind a shed. Or he might go online to find out what he wants to know — searching (gasp!) “fingering,” or some other phrase that he’s heard about. Wake up time: The worst thing you can do about talking to your kids about sex is to NOT talk to them about sex! Don’t let them stumble around in the dark. And by the way, “The Talk” is a thing of the past. Bringing up sex early and often is the best way to become approachable and to pave the way for easy conversations as your child grows up.

Ages Birth - 3 Babies are naturally curious, and their bodies are the most convenient

objects to explore. Now is the time to start naming body parts, says Rev. Debra W. Haffner, director of The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing, in her book, Beyond the Big Talk (Newmarket Press; 2001). While it’s tempting to use silly names, Haffner advises parents to use proper terms like “penis” and “vagina.” “Why teach them the wrong words and then have to re-teach them the right ones?” Haffner asks. Correctly naming private parts is the first step in keeping things comfortable — and it establishes trust. If your child can’t count on you to give him the right names, how can he count on you to answer the big questions that come later? Haffner also points out that at this age, toddlers can “get” that they grew in Mommy’s belly and that Daddy played a big part in helping to make the baby, but they aren’t going to be interested in detailed answers. However, she advises that they WILL get interested if you hedge and don’t seem to want to talk! Answer as honestly as possible with the vocabulary your child can understand, Haffner advises.

Ages 4 - 5

This is the perfect age for asking LOTS of questions — and kids are most likely going to do it when you least expect it! Not to worry. Give a short answer and promise to explain more when you’ve had a chance to consider his question carefully. Sometimes an opportunity simply presents itself. Christine, a single mom, says that her 5-year-old daughter’s father is having another baby, and her daughter wants to know how that baby came to be. “I didn’t go too in (please turn the page)

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tough stuff: talking to kids about SEX depth,” she says, adding that she tries to keep conversations about bodies and babies light-hearted for now, so that they remain comfortable. “She’s still at that age where she doesn’t know that these conversations can be a little weird.” Boundaries should be set up around this time, according to Ruth Westheimer, Ed.D. (Dr. Ruth), in her book, Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids: Where You Came From, How Your Body Changes and What Sex is All About (Alladin; 1998). Preschool children have a keen interest in body parts, Westheimer says. They will show a normal curiosity about them and will ask questions about their purpose. They may make silly jokes and talk about body parts and bodily functions, so parents need to set clear boundaries around acceptable behaviors regarding exploration and talk without punishing or scolding. This is also a good time for your child to establish his own boundaries. Good touches and bad touches can come up here, as well as the importance of telling Mom and Dad if someone touches him in a way that makes him uncomfortable or scared. The key is to establish yourself as THE resource for questions and concerns. But if you’re feeling uncomfortable, books can be a big help since kids can learn a lot from storytelling.

Ages 6 - 8

Your child might come home from school and ask you if he really came from an egg. Before you launch into an explanation, don’t assume that kids want all the details. “Ask him what it is that he wants to know before you answer,” says children’s author Robie H. Harris in the book, It’s Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Families and Friends (Candlewick; 2008). Sometimes what kids really want to know is so simple, and adults end up convoluting answers and causing more confusion than there was to begin with. But for kids who DO want the details, it’s best to provide simple facts, says Westheimer. “Handle the subject in a calm, matter-of-fact way,” she says. “This will make it easier for your child to accept and comprehend.” Around this age, kids can grasp a basic understanding of the mechanics of sex, but don’t be surprised if their reaction is, “Gross!” You can let it go at that, and reassure them that as they get older, it will seem less icky. In fact, it will even be something they really want to do, but that they’ll need to exercise control over. Now might be a good time to start teaching kids to understand desire for a thing and how to control it. Sharon Maxwell writes in her book, The Talk: What Your Kids Need to Hear From YOU About Sex (Penguin Group; 2008), “The best gift we can give our children is helping them develop the muscle to pause when their desires are activated and choose how they want to release the energy of their desires.” This “muscle of self-discipline” can be strengthened through use. Even when delaying the gratification of a new toy, they learn to stop, think and make a good choice in the face of a powerful emotion — desire.

Ages 9 - 12

Your family values will determine what you want or don’t want your children to know about sex. The easier it is for you to talk about sex with them though, the easier it will be for them to understand why you feel sexual activities should only take place under certain circumstances. Once kids enter their pre-teen years, parents should discuss the consequences of sex — not only pregnancy and disease, but issues of respect. Pre-teens and teens need to know that a sexual relationship involves respect, responsibility and emotional commitment. By understanding that sex is more

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than a physical act, you can help them to think of things that they can do to avoid peer pressure. Haffner explains that kids who plan in advance how to handle urges or pressure from others are better prepared and better able to make smart, healthy decisions. Keep talking about love and the important role it plays in a relationship. It’s good for your kids to see you showing affection with your significant other — they learn that hugs and kisses say, “I love you,” just as much as sex does. You’ll also want to address what your kids see on TV, a big influence on a child’s perception of sex. Nanette Harris, a Nashville mom of two boys ages 9 and 11, says she finds herself grappling with what her kids see on TV and dealing with slang terms like “hittin’ it.” “To me, that’s combining sex with violence,” she says. “How do you counter that with the message that sex goes with love? I am thankful for decent pre-teen shows like iCarly and Wizards of Waverly Place and movies like High School Musical, where the kids fall in love, but a kiss is the only big deal.” No doubt some of the shows on TV can make things difficult. Hendersonville mom Rachel Hofgraff found herself having a very serious conversation with her 10-year-old son about a teenage pregnancy that happened to be on TV one evening. “We talked about how if you’re going to make adult decisions about having sex, then you will have to make adult decisions about the consequences. We try not to sugarcoat anything.” Hopefully, she adds, that honesty will pay off. “I try to encourage him to talk to me by always telling him, ‘Thank you for telling me about that,’ and instilling in him that he can always come to me,” she says. Which is probably the most important message a parent can convey. J Sherry Hang is a freelance writer.

read more

Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts (Puffin; 2008); Ages 3 and older First Comes Love: All About the Birds and Bees — and Alligators, Possums, and People, Too (Workman Publishing; 2001); Ages 4 and older How to Talk to Your Child About Sex (St. Martin’s Griffin; 1999); Parents Ten Talks Parents Must Have with Their Children About Sex and Character (Hyperion; 2000); Parents What’s the Big Secret? Talking About Sex with Boys and Girls (Little, Brown); 2000; Ages 4 - 8


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Discover a world of creativity at Frist Center Summer Art Camp! Printmaking, sculpture, photography, comic book arts, painting, and so much more. Our weeklong, age-appropriate classes are designed to be fun and educational for kids ages 5 to13. No art-making experience is necessary. Registration begins February 4 for Frist Center members and February 18 for non-members. Camps begin the week of June 10 and end the week of July 15.

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RESIDENTIAL/AWAY CAMPS

Doe River Gorge

Animal Camp at Cub Creek Science Camp 16795 State Rt. E, Rolla, MO myanimalcamp.com • director@bearriverranch.com

573-458-2125

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

Camp Laney 916 West River Road, Mentone camplaney.com • rmhammond@mindspring.com

256-634-4066

Camp Laney is an independent, traditional boys’ camp located on Lookout Mountain in northeastern Alabama. Camp Laney is accredited by the ACA and offers four two-week sessions for ages 8 - 14 and a one-week junior camp session for boys finishing grade 2. Activities include canoeing, water slide, swimming, team sports, ropes course, climbing wall, mountain biking, bouldering, archery, riflery and tennis. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

423-472-6070

Camp Woodmont is a traditional, overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6 - 14. Just 30 minutes from Chattanooga, Camp Woodmont features horseback riding, high ropes/climbing, sports, dance, crafts, canoeing, archery and more. Founded on Christian principles in 1981, Camp Woodmont is the perfect place to build lifelong friendships and memories. Open House May 19, 2 - 5 p.m. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

794-2918

Age-graded camps for pre-teens grade 3 - 5, middle schoolers grade 6 - 8, and high schoolers grade 9 - 12. One-week, six-night camps plus a two-week middle school camp in June. Campers grow in character, respect, leadership, and build life-long friendships. Horseback riding, climbing tower, paintball, crazy games, lake (water slide, aqua park, swimming, canoes, zip line), low or high ropes, night hiking, wiffle ball, wild water games, skits, nightly speaker and worship, and age-graded small group Bible study. Campers receive a t-shirt and DVD of their camp week. Ten miles south of Franklin, 100 wooded acres. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

220 Doe River Gorge Road, Hampton doerivergorge.com

423-725-4010

Doe River Gorge offers a variety of camps for rising grade 3 - grade 12 students. Activities includes rappeling, zip lines, whitewater tubing, The Blob, lake fun, wakeboarding/water skiing, paintball, riflery/archery, horseback riding, team building, biblical teaching, music, and much more. Doe River Gorge is truly a life changing experience. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Girl Scouts Camp Sycamore Hills 2020 Girl Scout Road, Ashland City

460-0218

7551 Holloway Road, Millersville gsmidtn.org • cdirector@gsmidtn.org

460-0218

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Girl Scout Camp is a special place where girls can connect with others an feel free to be themselves. We emphasize respect for self, others, and community. Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills showcase every girl’s unique qualities and individuality, as she participates in group-led activities including horseback riding, swimming, tubing, low- and high-challenge course, rappel bluff, archery, canoeing, hiking, crafts, travel programs, and more. We know your camper will enjoy learning about herself as she grows in courage, confidence, and character.

Lees-McRae College 191 Main St., Banner ELk, NC lmc.edu/whats_happening/summer_camps • austinb@lmc.edu

828-898-5241

Offering a variety of camps to students who seek excitement both in and out of the classroom. Whether you hit the court or take the stage, LMC has a camp for you. Academic camps include: creative and performing arts, outdoor leadership and adventure, wildlife rehabilitation, and field studies. Athletic options include: softball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and more. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

800-882-0722

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

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Elite Dance VOTED #1 D WILLAMSAONCE STUDIO IN N COUNTY

790-7600

The TGPA Junior Golf Academy is an overnight camp for ages 10 - 17. Located at Golf House TN Learning Center, the academy is for players of all ability levels. The Golf House TN Learning Center also offers day clinics for ages 4 - 17. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

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

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

Summer Performing Arts Camps June 17-Aug 8 One-Week Themed Camps Include Shake It Up, Stage Starz, Princess & Pirates, American Girl, Brave, Butterfly Ballet & Just Dance

423-338-5588

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

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Ages 3 - 5 • 9:00-12:00 Ages 5 1/2 - 7 & 8-12 • 9:00-3:00

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

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES Adult Zumba & Piloxing 6 Days Per Week A Paid Advertising Directory

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

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TGPA Junior Golf Academy

Adult Zumba 6 Days a Week

360-2267

Voted #1 overnight camp by Nashville Parent magazine readers. Offering one- and two-week sessions for campers rising grade 3 - grade 9. Serving young men and young women. At Widjiwagan, campers will strengthen confidence, forge friendships and sharpen character through programs and activities that build independence and social skills. Activities include: water skiing, Wet Willy water slide, The Blob, sailing, soccer, basketball, alpine tower, zip line, archery, horseback riding and much more. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Victory Ranch 4330 Mecklenberg Road, Bolivar victoryranch.org • smith@victoryranch.org

731-659-2880

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

LOCAL DAY CAMPS Abacus Math Club Classes and Summer Camp Held at Inside Out Playpark, Cool Springs abacusmathclub.com • inga@taskwhiz.com

656-3532

Our summer camps are full of exponential learning and fun! Children ages 5 - 12 explore math through the abacus and other activities like games, crafts, and stories. Children play safely in the coolest indoor play park in Cool Springs. Before- and after-care and meals are available. Children master math operations, memorize math facts, and learn speed math techniques. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Academy Child Development Centers and Preschools

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

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This summer your kids can GROW, LEARN, PLAY! The Academy “wows” once again with a non-stop summer program that includes special weekly guests, adventurous themes and our exclusive Kindergarten Boot Camp. Well-known for our incredibly creative seasonal activities, Summer at the Academy is no exception. Voted Best Preschool by Nashville Parent readers for 5 consecutive years.

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

862-5177

ScienceQuest camp provides a wide range of enrichment programs for your scientists in grades K - 9. Programs combine science, technology, engineering, and math in ways that encourage kids to discover and examine concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Early drop-off and late pick-up available.

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INDIAN CAMP

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JUNIOR PIONEER CAMP

ARCHEOLOGY CAMP Dig for the Past as you set-up an excavation unit and search for artifacts.

Experience what life was like on the frontier in the early 1800’s.

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HERITAGE MUSIC CAMP If your child shows an interest in music, then this is the camp for them!

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Remember, campers need to bring a sack lunch from home! A snack is provided daily. Dress with comfortable clothes that can get dirty...NO Flip-flops allowed!

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

790-6468

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

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Barfield School of Dance

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2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro barfieldschoolofdance.com

896-3118

Barfield School of Dance offers a summer camp with ballet, tap, and jazz classes along with swimming lessons for children age 3 - teens. The highlight of every camp is the performance at the end of the week!

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Miss Mary’s Academy

Tennessee Tales & Legends Junior Docent Training & Leadership Before & After Care

Battle Ground Academy 336 Ernest Rice Lane, Franklin battlegroundacademy.org/bgacamps • bgacamps@mybga.org

567-8327

615-832-8197

BGA hosts more than 70 summer camps, offering something for children and adults (ages 5 and up). From sports to enrichment to academic camps, you can spend the summer at BGA. Conveniently located in Franklin, with easy access to I-65, Franklin Road, and Hillsboro Road. Before- and after-care is available.

Belle Meade Plantation Summer Camp 2013 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville 356-0501 ext. 48 bellemeadeplantation.com/summer-camp • summercamp@bellemeadeplantation.com

New in 2013! All-day camp, ages 7 - 12 yrs. Also offering Indian Camp, Junior Pioneer Camp, Heritage Music Camp, Equine Camp, Archeology Camp, Civil War Soldier Camp. After-camp care available for ages 4 - 6. Visit our website for camp dates and registration.

Brentwood Academy Summer Camps 219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood brentwoodacademy.com/camps • mike_vazquez@brentwoodacademy.com

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Brentwood Academy offers summer day camps for boys and girls beginning in Kindergarten through high school. We offer over 25 camps in the areas of sports, fine arts, and academics. We have something to interest every child. Join us for a summer of fun! see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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

541-9453

Thank you for voting us one of your favorite day camps yet again. Offering a nature-focused day camp experience for children age 5 (rising K) - 13. Secluded, rural 30-acre property with two spring-fed creeks, wooded hiking paths, and plenty of activities. Wholesome and organic snacks, t-shirt, and round-trip transportation provided. Transportation space is limited. Early registration discount available until Mar. 1.

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

353-9827

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

Chess Camp and Game Builder Camp activelearningcamps.com 888-652-4377 Camps held at De Vry University in Nashville, Jul. 1 - 5. Chess Camp: Chess instruction and play in a funfilled environment designed to improve skills. Includes a mix of classroom instruction and practice sessions. Ages 5 - 16. Video Game Creation Camp: Starting with basic commands, campers will be taught in a stepby-step progression how to build a game that they design. Ages 8 - 16. Scratch Animation Creation Camp: Create short animated movies. Ages 8 - 16.

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

If you’re looking for summertime fun and learning for your child, check out The Covenant School Camps Program as we discover Dr. Seuss, jump into Junior Jungle Gymnastics, Explore the Arts, go on an Indiana Jones Adventure, and much more. More information and registration online at our website.

Creative Me Gymnastics 871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna cmegym.com • cmegym@aol.com

459-5512

Register now for Spring Break camp, Apr. 1 - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $150/week or $35/day. Extended hours available. Check our website soon for summer camp registration forms and info. Offering a variety of programs in gymnastics, fitness, cheerleading, and swim instruction for ages 18 mos. - adult. Also offering birthday parties and parent’s night out. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Summer Fluency Day Camp June 3-7, 2013 Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center 1215 21st Avenue South in Nashville FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS WHO STUTTER, AGES 8-18, AND THEIR FAMILIES

The Summer Fluency Day Camp at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is an opportunity for children and teens who stutter—and their families—to meet and interact in an environment that is accepting, supportive, positive and fun. Our goal is to help children and teens who stutter become more confident communicators who are able to

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communicate how, where, when and with whom they want! Specially-trained speechlanguage pathologists along with speech-language pathology graduate students will conduct the day camp activities. Contact Kate Carney at 615-936-5016 for more information and an application. Space is limited, so please apply by April 15.

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6544 Murray Lane, Bentwood curreyingram.org/summercamps

507-3176

There’s something for everyone at Currey Ingram Academy this summer. In June, attend our half-day sports camps, equine camp, and/or the Greater Nashville Rock-and-Roll Theatre Camp (combo opportunities available). In July, come to Beech Creek Adventure Camp for science, music, art, theatre and creek-stomping.

Dance and Drama at Franklin School of Performing Arts 1885 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 377-9606 franklinschoolofperformingarts.com • info@franklinschoolofperformingarts.com

Featuring week-long camps and regular classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and drama for ages 3 - 18. Celebrating our 22nd year! Check our website for camp details.

David Deaton Karate Brentwood Hendersonville Mt. Juliet daviddeaton.com

377-1100 824-9111 754-6878

Our 42nd Martial Art Summer Camp gives children these five life skills for free: 1. Easy to learn self defense; 2. Vital safety tips; 3. How to handle bullies; 4. What to do when parents aren’t around; 5. What to do when confronted by strangers. Easily learned and very effective curriculum. Our street proofing skills empower children to take precise and effective action only when needed. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Davidson Academy Bear Camp 1414 W. Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 860-5300 davidsonacademy.com/parents-extendedprograms.php • bwillis@davidsonacademy.com Davidson Academy Bear Country Camp is an exciting time for boys and girls pk4 - grade 6. Campers participate in cooking, art, science, reading, math, drama, swimming, field trips, special guests, and much more. Piano/voice, ballet, jazz, tap, art, jewelry making, robotics, science, pottery, clay, and tutoring are other camps offered.

Deer Run Camps and Retreats 794-2918

Academics | Athletics | Enrichments Programs for rising PreK - 6th Grade Boys & Girls Lunch, Early Care plans and transportation available

To register: oakhillschool.org/undertheoaks

Day camps for grades K - 5 and adventure day camps for grades 6 - 8. Discounts, monthly payments, extended care, and bus transportation. Lake activities (water slide, aqua park, swimming, canoes, zip line), skits, 4815 Franklin crazy games, wiffle ball, BB guns, archery, crafts, climbing tower, wild water games, creek wading, worship, fun songs, interactive age-graded small group Bible study. Adventure day camps also include 3-D archery, outdoor education and survival skills, Leap of Faith, paintball, and tree climbing with ropes and harnesses. Campers receive a t-shirt and DVD of their camp week. Ten miles south of Franklin, 100 wooded acres. OHS_UTO_1/4page_clr.indd 1 see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Ensworth School 211 Ensworth Ave., Nashville ensworth.com • hooperc@ensworth.com

383-0661

Summer at Enswroth offers a wide range of exciting courses, programs, and athletics, for students and children from 4 - 18. Lower/middle school camps, high school courses, and Big E Sports Camps. For more information, visit our website and select “camps and leagues” under the “summer” menu option.

Franklin Road Academy - Summer FRA 4700 Franklin Road, Nashville fracamps.com • martinj@franklinroadacademy.com

831-0769

With new and exciting camps like School of Rock, LEGO Robotics, and iPadappalooza, this is the place to be! For aspiring athletes, FRA’s Elite Sports instructors are leaders in their fields. Offering a wide variety of weeklong, half-day camps for grades preK - 8 in academics, arts, enrichments, and sports. Camps can be combined to create a full-day. Extended service for both before and after camps available. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Goodpasture Christian School Summer Camp 2013 619 Due West Ave., Madison goodpasture.org

868-2600 ext. 213

Goodpasture Christian School offers something for everyone! In addition to day camp offered each week for ages pre-K3 - grade 6, Goodpasture offers a variety of specialty camps for all ages including high school students. Sports camps and specialty camps. Please call the school to inquire about dates and camps.

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

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Currey Ingram Academy Summer Camps

948-7005

Harding offers one-week long day camps for children preK - grade 8. Camp favorites include film, theater, Mr. Bond’s Science Adventures, and camps that are wacky and fun! Our popular athletic camps include volleyball, football, and soccer for all skill levels. Camps run from Jun. 10 - 28 and Jul. 8 - Aug. 2. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Harpeth Hall 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville harpethhall.org • sacha.bone@harpethhall.org

297-9543

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

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

366-1750 377-6636

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

Horton Haven Christian Camp 3711 Reed Harris Road, Chapel Hill hortonhaven.org

931-364-7656

Just one hour south of Nashville offering overnight and day camps. Overnight campers experience archery, air rifles, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, crafts, mountain biking, swimming, and more. Teens can try our 45-ft. high, 600 ft. long zip line. One-week sessions, ages 8 - 11, 12 - 14 and 15 - 18. Day campers enjoy games, crafts, bible lessons, swimming and more. Three weeks to choose from for ages 6 - 11: Jun. 24 - 28, Jul. 8 - 12, and Jul. 15 - 19. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies Camps helt at Vanderbilt internaldrive.com • info@internalDrive.com

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Gain a competitive edge! Build iPhone/Android apps, video games, programs in C++/Java, movies, and more at week-long, day and overnight programs held at Vanderbilt. Small classes for ages 7 - 17 in a fun, challenging, un-school environment. Also two-week, teen-only academies: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy (held at UNC-Chapel Hill), and iD Visual Arts Academy.

JA Biztown 120 Powell Place, Nashville janash.com/summercamp

627-1205

Campers ages 10 - 13 spend a week walking in their parents’ shoes. They’ll apply and interview for jobs, vote in elections, work as part of a business team, and earn and manage their own money. Two camp sessions are available: Jun. 24 - 28 and Jul. 8 - 12 (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.).

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Lancaster Christian Academy 150 Soccer Way, Smyrna lancasterchristianacademy.org • lcaodea@gmail.com

223-0451

LCA is offering a superb Christian summer daily camp and specialty camps this summer. Kids will experience daily chapels, field trips, crafts, and fun in the daily camp. Our specialty camps offer a wide array of focus and training on specific talents and skills. Spots fill quickly so register today. LCA offers an outrageously fun summer camp program where kids grow in the Lord!

Let it Shine Gymnastics 1892 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin lisgym.com • gyminfo@letitshinegym.com

369-3547

We offer a super funtastic summer camp. Ages 3 - 12. Camp is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with extended care available from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Kids will have a funtastic time on our trampolines, zip line, rocket blaster, star castle and rock wall, as well as participating in volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, swimming and gymnastics. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Lipscomb Academy Summer Day Camp 4517 Granny White Pike, Nashville lipscomb.edu/elementary • susan.mccollum@lipscomb.edu

466-6325

Come join us for an exciting summer. We are offering our summer day camp for preK - grade 5 from Jun. 3 - Jul. 12. 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at $130 per week, or 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at $155 per week. We also will have several weekly Summer Explorations classes. Check our our website!

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

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

Ms. Biz Entrepeneur Camps Held at Montgomery Bell Academy, University School Nashville and Battlground Academy msbiz.net

243-2383

Ms.Biz camps shows kids how to apply computer technology, math, and english skills to start their own real money-making business! Learning entrepreneurship inspires kids to make a difference. Kids will create, design, and sell their product or service. Kids learn when they are engaged and having fun.

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In addition to a day camp offered each week for ages pre-K 3 through 6th grade, Goodpasture offers a variety of specialty camps for all ages including high school students. SPORTS CAMPS INCLUDE: Girls Basketball: May 28 -31 Volleyball: June 3-7 Cheerleading: June 10-14 Football: June 10-14 (morning sessions) Baseball: June 10-14 (afternoon sessions) Boys Basketball: June 17-20 Soccer: – TBA Softball: – TBA Nike Basketball Camp: June 21-22 (3rd-6th grade)

Nike Basketball Camp: June 24-28 (7th grade and up) Specialty Camps also include: Gardening, Art, Cooking Around the World, Mad Scientists, and much more! Call the school to inquire about camps at 868-2600 x 213 619 W. Due West Ave., Madison, TN 37115 www.goodpasture.org

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

Oak Hill Day Camp 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville fpcnashville.org/recreation • lgreen@fpcnashville.org

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Summer Studio at O’More takes young people to the next level of art education in digital media, design, and fine art. An eclectic and inspirational setting that will introduce budding artists to new media and techniques. Artists will be guided and instructed by art educators, professors, and professional artists. We offer a diverse course schedule that caters to all artists from grades 1- 5.

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

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Oak Hill Day Camp has been serving Nashville and surrounding communities since 1951. We incorporate swimming, horse back riding, archery, rope courses and more for age 3.5 - rising grade 8. Grades 6 - 8 also experience off-site adventure. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Pump it Up 373-8340 758-5126

Pump It Up offers a summer camp experience for ages 4 - 10. It’s a new adventure every day with different themes so the kids are sure to have a blast! Camp consists of organized activities, crafts and snacks and children are divided by age group. Space is limited.

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School of Dance 2001 Blair Blvd., Nashville 2228 N Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet danceandmusicnow.com

298-5271 754-9186

Over 41 years of dance history. Now offering top quality music instruction. With a focus on quality instruction and customer service. Classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, gymnastics, and more. Ages 18 mos. adult, boys and girls. Music instruction on all popular instruments private and group. Now registering for 2013 classes and summer camp. Voted #1 dance studio by Nashville Parent Readers for 11 consecutive years!

School of Nashville Ballet 3630 Redmon St., Nashville 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood nashvilleballet.com/summercamp • school@nashvilleballet.com

297-2966 ext. 33 661-0460

Fairytale Camp: Ages 3 - 5; Let your child’s imagination soar with dance, music, and movement through classic fairytales. Superheroes Camp: Ages 3 - 5; Mighty superheroes gain the skills and confidence they need to shine. Dance Discoveries: Ages 6 - 8; Students explore their strength and creativity through dance classes and choreography workshops.

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

893-5304

Now enrolling for 2013 summer camp! 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. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

June 3-7 June 10-14 June 17-21 June 24-28 July 1-5 July 8-12 July 15-19 July 22-26

What's Cooking Tents & S'mores Once Upon A Time Sporty Fun! Water Works Crafty Tales Super Heroes Hard Hat Area

Summer Fluency Day Camp Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Department of Hearing and Speech 1215 21st Ave. S., Nashville

936-5016

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center’s Department of Hearing and Speech offers a Summer Fluency Day Camp for children and teens, ages 8 - 18, who stutter. Scheduled for June 3-7, the goal for these children, along with their families, is to become more confident communicators in a supportive, positive and fun environment. Speech-language pathologists and graduate students will conduct camp activities. Call Kate Carney for details and application information. Registration deadline is Apr. 15.

pbjdayschool.com • 615.791.9003

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

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

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Tap Root Farm 4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin taprootfarm.com

794-3358

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

Travellers Rest Plantation 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville travellersrestplantation.org • tonya@travellersrestplantation.org

832-8197

Travel through history at Travellers Rest summer camps and make history an adventure! Choose your own adventure through Nashville’s historic past with one or more of our great camps from History’s Mysteries to Civil War Adventure. Fun and educational day camps located just minutes from I-65 in a beautiful and unique historic setting. Come travel through time at Travellers Rest.

Under The Oaks Summer Program - Oak Hill School 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville oakhillschool.org • feuerhelmb@oakhillschool.org

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Under the Oaks summer program, an outreach of Oak Hill School, will launch in 2013. Offerings include academic, athletic, and enrichment sessions taught by experts who work with elementary and early middle school-age children. Early care, lunch, and drop-off transportation is available.

University of Tennessee 4-H 850 Lion Pkwy., Columbia 62 4-H Center Road, Crossville 214 4-H Lane, Greeneville 4h.tennessee.edu/centersandcamping/index.htm

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Tennessee 4-H operates three 4-H Centers located in Columbia, Crossville, and Greeneville. 4-H Camp is for youth starting in grade 4 and up. Activities include swimming, sip line, fishing, wildlife, archery, low ropes, nature hikes, crafts, airbrushing, making friends, and more. Contact your county 4-H UT Extension Office at the website above. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

University School of Nashville 2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville usn.org/summer • jkleiner@usn.org

321-8016

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

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On the Vanderbilt Campus pty.vanderbilt.edu

322-8261

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

The Wave Day Camp at First baptist Church Hendersonville 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville fbchendersonville.com • daycamp@fbchtn.org

447-1397

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

The Webb School Summer Camp Program 319 Webb Road E., Bell Buckle 931-389-6003 thewebbschool.com/the-school/summer-program • cjones@webbschool.com

LIMITED SPACE STILL AVAILABLE! SUMMER CAMPS start in JUNE. SIGN UP TODAY! Ideal for Kids 4-10+ years of age All classes sorted by birth years. Low Camper-Counselor ratios

Brentwood: 615-373-8340

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June 10—28 and July 8—August 2, 2013 Enrichment and athletic offerings morning and afternoon sessions

Harding offers one-week long day camps for children PK through 8. Camp favorites include film, theater, Mr. Bond’s science adventures, and camps that are wacky and fun! Our popular athletic camps include volleyball, football, and soccer for all skill levels.

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TPGA Junior Golf AcAdemy Weekly Overnight Camps Day Clinics For more information, visit golfhousetennessee.com/academy 400 Franklin Road, Franklin

(615) 790-7600

Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp 7840 Whippoorwill lane, Fairview whippoorwill.com • whippoorwill@starband.net

799-9925

Traditional day camp located in beautiful Williamson County. Campers choose their own activities. Daily activities include horseback riding, arts and crafts, zip line, rappelling and climbing, archery and more. We provide a safe and fun environment where campers enjoy the wonder of the outdoors and make lifelong friendships. Bus transportation provided from various locations. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Winshape Camp for Communities Barfield Elementary, 350 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro winshapecamps.org

800-448-6955 ext. 2396

Winshape Camps for Communities is coming to Barfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro Jul. 8 - 12. This day camp provides a professionally-trained staff to execute the most relevant and excellent camp in town for children grades 1 - 6. Specifically designed for athletic and non-athletic children, Winshape provides a lifechanging moment every second of the day.

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

SUMMER RIDING CAMP Weekly During June & July

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

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

615-595-7547 * creeksideridingstables.com

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

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Voted #1 day camp by Nashville Parent magazine readers 15 years in a row! Serving boys and girls rising grade 1 - grade 8. Camp Widjiwagan is just minutes from downtown Nashville. Bus transportation is available. Activities include: water skiing, banana boating, swimming, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, To Sawyer swing, The Blob, Wet Willy water slides, equestrian school, street hockey, alpine tower, zip line, fishing, tennis, basketball, soccer, crafts, lacrosse, archery and much more. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

YMCA Day Camps ymcamidtn.org/summer-camps

259-9622

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

YMCA Summer Adventure Camps offered at participating school locations ymcafunco.org

259-3418

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

Young Entertainers Summer Camp, Molyneux Studio 312 9th Ave. S. , Nashville shamazz.com

712-4845

A two-week Intensive for talent who desire to become great performers. Jun. 24 - July 5. Camp consists of singing/vocal training, choreography/building stage, showmanship, acting/monologue reading, runway training, and commercial modeling fundamentals, all while having a blast! This camp will shape your young artist to be a better performer and build them as a well-rounded individual.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES & AFTER-SCHOOL Abacus Math Club 845 Bell Road, Ste. 115, Antioch 7105 Peach CT, Suite 107 Brentwood abacusmathclub.com • inga@taskwhiz.com

656-3532

Our weekly classes are full of exponential learning and fun! Children explore math through the abacus and other activities, like games, crafts, and stories. Weekly classes are available for children ages 5 - 15, Sun. - Thu. Children master math operations, memorize math facts, and learn speed math techniques.

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

890-6755 893-6003

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

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2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville blair.vanderbilt.edu • pam.schneller@vanderbilt.edu

322-7651

Kindermusik introduces little ones to the wonders of rhythm and sound. Various programs for newborns to age 5. Amy Alley, instructor. $150. 322-7659 for info. Music Theory Without Fear teaches pre-college students 12+ and adults the fundamentals to read and write music. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jun. 3 - 7. $155. 322-7651 to register.

Bolton Music Therapy Serving All of Middle Tennessee boltonmusictherapy@gmail.com

715-1232

Offering individual and group music therapy services, regular and adaptive guitar and piano lessons, parentchild 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. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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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 inflatable including our exclusive 18 ft. Spider Climb with an 18 ft. Mountain Slide, Dodge Ball City and 38 ft. obstacle course. Create and Bounce camps May 27 - Aug. 31.

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

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July 1 - 5

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

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For more information about Blair’s precollege and adult course offerings, call 322-7651 or visit our website at blair.vanderbilt.edu Vanderbilt University 2400 Blakemore Avenue Nashville, Tennessee 37212

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2159 N Thompson Lane, C-5, Murfreesboro thedancersschool.com • thedancersschool@live.com

First Steps mini introductory ballet classes. Four Saturday classes beginning Apr. 13. Ages 3 - 5. Free tutu. Call or email today for registration information. June/July summer schedule available early April.

Cosmic Mondays Tie Dye Tuesdays Water Wednesdays Special Guests on Thursdays Pizza Fridays Ages 3 – 12 (campers separated per age group)

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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. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

EBDT Dance and Arts Center - Eccentrique Backbone Dance Theatre 103 Confederate Drive, Ste. 1, Franklin ebdtarts.com • ebdtdance@ureach.com

599-7003

Promoting adult dance, fitness and the performing arts for ages 2 - 70+. Small classes, economical fee, workshops and loft-style classrooms with sprung floors. Faith-based, non-recital school. See website for more information. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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7177 Nolensville Road, Ste. B-1, Nolensville 776 - 4202 elitedanceandfitness.com Voted one of the top three studio’s in Nashville! Classes in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, acrobatics and musical theater for ages 2 - 18. Adult fitness program: Zumba, piloxing and bootcamp six days a week, morning and evening classes. Summer camps, competitive dance team, performance troupe, birthday parties. First class free! see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Elite Martial Arts 6940 Moores Lane, Brentwood 661-5595 emabrentwood.com, warriorcamp.org Unlike karate and tae kwon do schools, our curriculum includes the most effective counter-measures to stand up, ground, and weapon attacks. Age-appropriate and always fun, we empower children to confidently face bullies while respectfully adhering to the rules of engagement. Elite Martial Arts Warrior Camp is unlike any other camp around. Learn more at on our website.

Firstlight Art Academy Overnight & Day Camp Get a sneak peek at Camp. Join us for an open house: March 17, 1-4 p.m. March 24, 1-4 p.m. April 7, 1-4 p.m.

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he best compliment I receive is a child believing I was a boy on stage,” says former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby, who for more than 30 years has being flying over stages across the country as the boy who never grows up in the musical officially now called, Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan, making a limited stop at TPAC March 1 - 3. Considering the 60-year-old grandmother’s age, Rigby says,”I feel like I’m in better shape now than ever ... but I do have an Advil now and then!” she chuckles.

Keeping the mischief of Peter Pan alive, Rigby says she occasionally will do something unpredictable on stage to keep things fresh for herself, the cast and crew, but what’s her favorite part about the show? “The simplicity of the story and how it captures the hearts of children,” Rigby says, adding, “and kids get the obvious; this is a live adventure.” TPAC is located at 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Show times are Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $60. Call 782-4040 or visit tpac.org.

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thEDAILIES fri 1 Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables

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Pink All ages can enjoy a night of rock music. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29.50 - $99.50; 7702000 or bridgestonearena.com. FREE Seuss Celebration All ages can celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with reading and other activities. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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Akiko Meyers joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classical music. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 - $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Ages 5 - 12 can build a race car from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For a location near you, visit homedepot.com.

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their upcoming radio show. Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 10 a.m.; $10; 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre. com.

sun 3 Nashville Lawn and Garden Show Explore live gardens,

fountains, waterfalls, gazebos and outdoor living spaces. Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Ave., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $1 ages 12 and younger; nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

mon 4 FREE Grandparent’s Day: Dr. Seuss Style Grandparents can bring their grandchildren for a day of Dr. Seuss-themed arts, activities and games. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 1705 Mallory Lane, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; 309-0557 or franklintoystores. com.

Knee High Naturalist: Feather Your Nest

Ages 3 - 5 with a parent can learn about birds by finding out what makes them different from other animals, taking a guided hike and discovering how birds make different types of nests. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 per adult/child couple in advance, $15 at the gate; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

FREE Music Together Demo Class

Ages 3 - 5 with a parent can participate in a trial music-and-movement program. Hendersonville Library, 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville; 10:15 - 11 a.m.; 973-6554 or sumnermusictogether.com.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents

can learn about windy weather. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Snack Attack All ages can make

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Nashville Opera on Tour presents Little Red’s Most Unusual Day at the Nashville Public Library on Saturday, March 9. Knee High Naturalist: Feather Your Nest Ages 3 - 5 with

a parent can learn about birds by finding out what makes them different from other animals, taking a guided hike and discovering how birds make different types of nests. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; $10 per adult/child couple in advance, $15 at the gate; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

FREE La Leche League of Williamson County Expectant mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and the services provided by La Leche League. Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 10 a.m.; 834-3287. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about windy weather. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Tuesdays for Tots: Darling Daffodils Preschoolers and parents can see the daffodil blooms in the garden then make a flower craft. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org.

wed 6 Animal Antics All ages can meet the chinchilla. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Bon Jovi All ages can enjoy an evening of classic rock. Bridge-

stone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $19.50 - $575; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

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

FREE Open House Day Ages 6 and older can meet astronomers, tour the facility and get acquainted with the telescopes. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 1 - 4 p.m.; dyer.vanderbilt.edu.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about windy weather. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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Shapes and Colors Fun Ages 2 - 4 can discover shapes

and colors through books, crafts and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Strollercoasters Walk the greenway for an hour with

your child and stroller, then stay and play for optional non-stroller activities. Old Fort Park’s Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

The Music of Heaven and Earth The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra and Chorus along with soprano Dina Cancryn perform “Requiem in D Minor, Op. 48” by Gabriel Faure. First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $10 - $40; 898-1862 or murfreesborosymphony.com.

Bank of America Pops Series: Randy Travis Country

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make a lucky clover necklace. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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artist Randy Travis joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of his hits. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $44 - $129; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony. org.

7 - 14 can learn new crafting techniques. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Avenue, Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; 8932141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Home School Group Ages 7 - 12 can discuss the book Jumanji. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 1 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org. Nature Nuts All ages can learn the difference between poisonous and venomous creatures. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300.

Bank of America Pops Series: Randy Travis Country

artist Randy Travis joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of his hits. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44 - $129; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony. org.

Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables with cosmic glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/ cities/nashville.tn. (please turn the page)

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FREE Pioneer Pals Ages 3 - 5 can explore life on the frontier and play outdoors in Mansker’s Fort, see the blacksmith, dress up in period attire, go on a scavenger hunt and more. Historic Mansker’s Station, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 10 - 11 a.m.; goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Edmonton Oilers. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can make tissue box guitars. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

sat 9 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Thompson’s Station All ages can see demonstrations of period weapons and

cannon fire, tour the historic homestead, watch a cavalry show, participate in a nighttime dance with live period music and more. Historic Homestead Manor, 4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; $1 suggested donation; 794-4333 or thompsons-station.com.

FREE Aesop’s Fables Nashville Ballet presents this childfriendly show for all ages. The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; 297-2966 ext. 17. FREE Animal Encounters All ages can meet a resident

education animal that calls Tennessee home. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 2173017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Bank of America Pops Series: Randy Travis Country

artist Randy Travis joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of his hits. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44 - $129; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony. org.

FREE Bird Club All ages can look for spring migrants and

resident birds of Tennessee during a hike. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Catch The Zinghoppers LIVE! on Saturday, March 9 at the Boiler Room Theatre for a recording of their upcoming radio show.

sun 10 Lady Gaga All ages can enjoy an evening of live music. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $54 - $179.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Taste of Williamson Sample food from area restaurants,

FREE La Leche League of Rutherford County Get support and answers about breastfeeding. Crossway Baptist Church, 4194 Shelbyville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m.; 931-308-9817. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about

trees. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

caterers and hotels, meet local chefs and enjoy musical entertainment. Proceeds benefit United Way of Williamson County and the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce. CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 7 - 9 p.m.; $45 in advance, $50 at the door; 771-2312.

FREE Tuesdays for Tots: Outstanding Owls Preschoolers and parents can learn about barred and screech owls then make an owl craft in the studio. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 3568000 or cheekwood.org.

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Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about trees. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Animal Antics All ages can meet Otus the Screech Owl. Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Snack Attack All ages can make shamrock sandwiches and

FREE HONK! Storytime Nashville Ballet presents this inter-

shakes. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

active story about a ballet-smitten swan that gets an unexpected moment to shine on stage with a group of prima ballerinas. Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road W., Smyrna; 10 a.m.; 297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com.

bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/cities/nashville. tn.

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FREE Kid’s Hour Grammy winner Dennis Scott performs music for ages 10 and younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660.

The Zinghoppers LIVE! The Zinghoppers host a family

FREE CPR: Crafts with Parks and Recreation Ages 7 - 14 can learn new crafting techniques. McFadden Community Center, 211 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro; 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.; 8932141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about trees. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Little Red’s Most Unusual Day Nashville Opera On

Tour presents this family-friendly program based on Little Red Riding Hood. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; nashvilleopera.org.

Model Train Show and TC Ry Museum Open House

All ages can view operating train models, purchase model trains, browse the hobby shop and enjoy touring the museum. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $4 adults, $1 ages 11 and younger, $10 family max, free for scouts in uniform; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Minnesota Wild. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

dance party which will be recorded for their upcoming radio show. Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; 10 a.m.; $10; 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com.

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Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

FREE Home School Group Ages 7 - 12 can discuss the book Jumanji. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main Street, Gallatin; 1 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org. Nature Nuts All ages can learn about wiggling worms. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Not a Statistic This documentary premiere is about a local

family’s daily struggle with mitochondrial disease and its fight to find a cure. The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; 7 p.m.; $20 - $50; 260-5836 or teamhunt.org.

Shapes and Colors Fun Ages 2 - 4 can discover shapes

and colors through books, crafts and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Strollercoasters Walk the greenway for an hour with

your child and stroller, then stay and play for optional non-stroller activities. Old Fort Park’s Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

SunTrust Classical Series: The Red Violin Violinist Elina Vahaia joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music with works by Chabrier, Corigliano and Elgar. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $28 $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

SunTrust Classical Series: The Red Violin Violinist Elina Vahaia joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music with works by Chabrier, Corigliano and Elgar. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

sat 16 FREE Animal Encounters All ages can meet a resident

animal that calls Tennessee home. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Baby Glow Ages 13 and older can participate in this zumba

fitness glow-in-the-dark party with proceeds benefiting March of Dimes. EBDT Dance & Arts, 107 Confederate Drive, Franklin; 3 5 p.m.; $10; zumbamonse@yahoo.com or 646-641-0661.

The Hermitage at half-price admission today, check out the new Multimedia Tour and enjoy a ceremony (beginning at 11 a.m.) that includes the Tennessee Army National Guard, music, speakers and laying of a wreath on President Jackson’s tomb. The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; $9.50 adults, $7 ages 13 - 18, $4.50 ages 6 - 12, free ages 5 and younger; 889-2941 or thehermitage.com.

Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables

with cosmic glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu. com/cities/nashville.tn.

FREE Degas and the Little Dancer Nashville Ballet

presents this kid-friendly performance about a girl who posed for the artist Edgar Degas. Palace Theater, 146 N. Water Ave., Gallatin; 7 p.m.; 297-2966 or nashvilleballet.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages

can make harmonicas. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St.,

FREE Spring StoryWalk Kickoff All ages can experience a spring story along the Little Acorn Trail. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 3526299 or nashville.gov/parks. FREE St. Patrick’s Day Storytime All ages can listen to St.

Patrick’s Day stories and participate in a craft activity. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/cities/nashville. tn.

SunTrust Classical Series: The Red Violin Violinist Elina Vahaia joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music with works by Chabrier, Corigliano and Elgar. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 $115; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Main Street Brew Fest This festival features more than 50 beer tastings, music, food, entertainment and more. Proceeds benefit the Downtown Franklin Association. Historic Downtown Franklin, Main Street, Franklin; 6 - 9 p.m.; $40; 5918500 or historicfranklin.com.

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class with your little one at Renee’s Groove Room on Tuesday, March 19.

Andrew Jackson’s 246th Birthday Visit

families can audition to sing the national anthem at one of the Nashville Sounds’ 72 home games. Be prepared to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” a cappella. All audition participants must be registered by 1 p.m. at the stadium. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 690-4487, ext. 124, or nashvillesounds.com.

FREE History of Warner Park All ages can learn the history of the park through maps, deeds, wills, photographs and more. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make a lucky clover necklace. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 - 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or Participate in a free Music discoverycenteronline.org. Together demonstration

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FREE National Anthem Auditions Individuals, groups and

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! FREE Artful Tales: The Boy Who Wanted More Cheese All ages can hear a reading of a Dutch fairy tale, then make colorful prints. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 p.m.; 744-3253 or fristcenter.org.

FREE Little Red’s Most Unusual Day Nashville Opera

On Tour presents this family-friendly program based on Little Red Riding Hood. Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville; 2 p.m.; nashvilleopera.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Cosmic Bounce All ages can celebrate

the holiday with a glow-in-the-dark bounce. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 12 2 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/ cities/nashville.tn.

mon 18 Parent Interest Series Parents can learn about online schooling through the Tennessee Virtual Academy. Child care is provided. Shipwrecked Playhouse, 99 Seaboard Lane, Brentwood; 3:30 p.m.; $5; 794-9343 or springhollowschool.com. Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about

St. Patrick’s Day. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Snack Attack All ages can make sheppard’s pie. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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tue 19 FREE La Leche League of Williamson County Expect-

ant mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and the services provided by La Leche League. Grace Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1153 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin; 6:15 p.m.; 834-3287.

FREE Music Together Demonstration Class Parents with infants, toddlers and preschoolers can try out a class featuring music, movement and instrument play. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 4:15 p.m.; 390-3207 or inharmonymusicmidtn.com.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about St. Patrick’s Day. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Tuesdays for Tots: Totally Tulips Preschoolers and parents can view the blooming tulips in the garden then swing by the studio to make a tulip craft. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

wed 20 Animal Antics All ages can meet the milk snake. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Music Together Demo Class Ages 2 and younger with a parent can participate in a trial music-and-movement program. Hendersonville Library, 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville; 10:15 - 11 a.m.; 973-6554 or sumnermusictogether.com. FREE Music Together Demonstration Class Parents

with infants, toddlers and preschoolers can try out a class featuring music, movement and instrument play. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 10:15 a.m.; 390-3207 or inharmonymusicmidtn.com.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about St. Patrick’s Day. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad Street, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

thu 21 FREE Home School Group Ages 7 - 12 can watch a screening of Jumanji. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 1 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org. FREE Kid’s Hour Children’s recording artist Ginger Sands

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

Nature Nuts All ages can explore signs of spring. Discovery

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

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they challenge the Calgary Flames. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

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Shapes and Colors Fun Ages 2 - 4 can discover shapes

and colors through books, crafts and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Strollercoasters Walk the greenway for an hour with your child and stroller, then stay and play for optional non-stroller activities. Old Fort Park’s Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make egg carton chicks. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

fri 22 Chick Corea and Bela Fleck Pianist Chick Corea and

guitarist Bela Fleck perform an evening of jazz, bluegrass and classical music. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $44 - $109; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables

with cosmic glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu. com/cities/nashville.tn.

Eric Clapton All ages can enjoy an evening of classic rock. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $53 $93; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com. Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can make whip crackers. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

sat 23 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Storytime Nashville Ballet dancers tell the story of fairies, sprites and magical woodland creatures. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Amazing Amphibians All ages can learn about frogs and toads through songs, games and crafts. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

Kids can enjoy sumo-wrestling fun during the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, March 23. Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Figure Skating All ages can watch an in-house figure skating competition. A-Game Skate Academy, 215 Gothic Court, Franklin; 11:45 a.m.; 778-9825 or agameskateacademy.com. Garden Tales Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner brings

nature-themed stories to life using music, dance and interactive reading. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Introduction to Falconry: Hunting with Birds of Prey

FREE Animal Encounters All ages can meet a resident animal that calls Tennessee home. The Wilderness Station, 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Ages 10 and older can join retired biomedical researcher Jim Primus as he shares his knowledge of birds of prey and falconry. Learn about the ancient sport of falconry and how wild birds are trained for sport hunting. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 1 p.m.; $10 in advance, $15 at the gate; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

FREE Community Yard Sale A variety of vendors will be present selling their stuff. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

FREE Lego Play Time Ages 3 and older can get creative and have fun building with Legos. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary. org.

Daffodil Show All ages can explore the world of daffodils.

Live Music at Cheekwood All ages can enjoy music

Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Easter Bunny Excursion Train All ages can ride the rails to Watertown and back while visiting with the Easter Bunny. During the stop in Watertown, kids can have fun searching for eggs. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $21 - $75; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

Family Studio Drop-In ARTivities All ages can have fun

creating spring-themed art projects. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest

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performed by Steinway Piano Society members. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival All ages can celebrate a day of Japanese culture beginning with a sakura walk and the festival at 10 a.m. featuring a musical showcase, a tea ceremony, origami, food and more. Nashville Public Square, 1 Public Square, Nashville; 9 a.m.; nashvillecherryblossomfestival. org.

Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles All ages can enjoy

live performances by the Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles in the garden. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org.

Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators.nhl.com.

FREE Regions Free Day at NCT Families can get up to four free tickets for today’s performance of The Wind in the Willows on a first-come, first-served basis. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; 11 a.m.; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org. FREE Spring Fling Meet the Easter Bunny, ride the trackless

train, enjoy face painting and more. Providence Marketplace, 401 S. Mount Juliet Road, Mount Juliet; 1 - 4 p.m.; 773-2298.

FREE Spring Kids Fest Rutherford Parent hosts this event where families can learn about local businesses, summer programs and more, and kids can have fun on inflatables. Sports*Com, 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 256-2158 or nashvilleparent.com.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu.com/cities/nashville. tn.

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May 28–Aug 9 ScienceQuest Day Camp at Adventure Science Center provides a wide range of enrichment programs for young scientists in grades K-9. Programs combine science, technology, engineering and math in ways that encourage kids to discover and examine concepts in a fun, interactive environment. Early drop-off and late pick-up available

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

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The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma All ages can enjoy an evening of contemporary music from around the world. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $59 - $129; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

sun 24 Daffodil Show All ages can explore the world of daffodils.

Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Drawing Room Concert Series All ages can enjoy music by students of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Maroon 5 All ages can enjoy an evening of pop music. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $29.50 - $79.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com. FREE Spring SpEGGtacular All ages can hunt for candy-

and prize-filled eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville; 1:45 - 3 p.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

mon 25 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a spring program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

they challenge the Edmonton Oilers. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

Snack Attack All ages can make fruit bunny and goldfish

carrots. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

tue 26 FREE Music Together Demonstration Class Parents with infants, toddlers and preschoolers can try out a class featuring music, movement and instrument play. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 5:15 p.m.; 390-3207 or inharmonymusicmidtn.com.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a spring program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Tuesdays for Tots: Bunny Bag Preschoolers and parents

can visit the studio to make a bunny bag in preparation for the Spring Art Hop on Saturday, March 30. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Kids can frolic with the Easter Bunny during Cheekwood’s Spring Art Hop on Saturday, March 30.

wed 27 Animal Antics All ages can meet the resident geckos. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Kid’s Hour Family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs music for ages 10 and younger. Whole Foods, 1566 W. McEwen Drive, Franklin; 9:30 a.m.; 550-5660 or rachelsumner.com. FREE Music Together Demonstration Class Parents

with infants, toddlers and preschoolers can try out a class featuring music, movement and instrument play. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668 Central Pike, Nashville; 11:15 a.m.; 390-3207 or inharmonymusicmidtn.com.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a

spring program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad Street, Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

VSA Speakeasy Families can enjoy food, drinks, performances, silent auctions and more. Proceeds benefit VSA TN, which provides people with disabilities opportunities to participate in, learn through and enjoy the arts. Lexus of Nashville, 1636 Westgate Cir., Brentwood; 7 - 9 p.m.; $25; vsatn.org.

thu 28 FREE Easter Egg Hunt All ages can bring baskets and

search for eggs. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main Street, Gallatin; 5 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

Nature Nuts All ages can learn about seed starting. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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

Predators Hockey Cheer for the Nashville Predators when

the garden. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood. org.

they challenge the Phoenix Coyotes. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $35 - $245; 770-7825 or predators. nhl.com.

Pajanimals Live: Pajama Playdate On their first nationwide

Shapes and Colors Fun Ages 2 - 4 can discover shapes

tour, Squacky, Sweetpea Sue, Cowbella and Apollo sing their greatest hits. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 5 p.m.; $34.50 - $39.50; 800-745-3000 or ryman.com.

and colors through books, crafts and more. Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 9 - 9:45 a.m.; $3; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Spring Art Hop Kids of all ages can search for 20,000 candy-

FREE Strollercoasters Walk the greenway for an hour with

filled eggs, enjoy live music, do crafts and more. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

your child and stroller, then stay and play for optional non-stroller activities. Old Fort Park’s Kids’ Castle, 1025 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Sunrise Saturday Bounce All ages can spend the morning

SunTrust Classical Series: Lord of “The Ring” Pianist

bouncing on inflatables. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 8:30 - 10 a.m.; $7.95; 255-1422.

Louis Lortie joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music by Ravel, Wagner and Maazel. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $28 - $115; 6876400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make egg carton chicks. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

SunTrust Classical Series: Lord of “The Ring” Pianist

Even the tiniest tot can enjoy the egg hunt at Sam Davis Home’s Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30.

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eggs, meet the Easter Bunny and play carnival-style games. Richard Siegel Community Park, 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro; 1 p.m.; 907-2251 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Celebrate Spring: Find the Bunny Hike All ages can hike and look for signs of spring including wildflowers, bird nests and amphibian eggs. Keep your eyes open for Peter Cottontail and his friends. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood; 10 a.m.; $7 in advance/$10 at the gate, free ages 2 and younger; 370-4672 or owlshill.org.

Easter Bunny Excursion Train All ages can ride the rails to

Louis Lortie joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music by Ravel, Wagner and Maazel. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 - $115; 6876400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Walk Through Jerusalem Step back in time to

experience the sights and sounds of Jerusalem featuring a marketplace, food tastings, crafts, live animals and a live drama of the Easter story. New Hope Community Church, 605 Wilson Pike, Brentwood; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 405-9725 or newhopechurchtn. org.

Watertown and back while visiting with the Easter Bunny. During the stop in Watertown, kids can have fun searching for eggs. Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m.; $21 - $75; 244-9001 or tcry.org.

FREE Warner Wildflowers All ages can learn about the park’s early bloomers through games and other activities. Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks.

with cosmic glow-in-the-dark lighting. BounceU, 2990 Sidco Drive, Nashville; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; $7.95; 255-1422 or bounceu. com/cities/nashville.tn.

Easter Celebration Kids of all ages can meet the Easter Bunny, search for more than 15,000 eggs, pet farm animals and enjoy more than 70 other activities. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glad Road, Eagleville; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 ages 2 and older; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com.

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Easter Celebration Kids of all ages can meet the Easter

FREE Easter Egg Hunt Kids 11 and younger can search for

Cosmic Bounce Night All ages can bounce on inflatables

Bunny, search for more than 15,000 eggs, pet farm animals and enjoy more than 70 other activities. Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glad Road, Eagleville; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $10 ages 2 and older; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com.

eggs, enjoy food, win prizes and more. Family Worship Center, 3045 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; familywc. com.

Happy Easter! Drawing Room Concert Series All ages can enjoy music by students of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Eggstravaganza All ages can search for eggs, play games, eat hot dogs and ice cream, win prizes and more. CoolSprings Church of God, 1600 Wilson Pike, Brentwood; 11 a.m.; 371-5886.

SunTrust Classical Series: Lord of “The Ring” Pianist

Eggstravaganzoo Ages 10 and younger can hunt for eggs,

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Family Studio Drop-In ARTivities All ages can have fun

Deadline for the April Calendar is Tuesday, March 5.

Garden Tales Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner brings

All events must be submitted in writing. Submit event info to: chad@daycommail.com

Shake, Rattle & Roll All ages can make maracas. Discovery

Louis Lortie joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of music by Ravel, Wagner and Maazel. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $28 - $115; 6876400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

sat 30 13th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Ages 10 and younger can meet the Easter Bunny and search for eggs at age-specific times: ages 0 - 3 at 10:30 a.m., ages 4 - 6 at 11 a.m. and ages 7 - 10 at 11:30 a.m. Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $5 per vehicle; 459-2341 or samdavishome.org. FREE Animal Encounters All ages can meet a resident

animal that calls Tennessee home. The Wilderness Station, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Citywide Easter Egg Hunt All ages can search for

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play games, meet the Easter Bunny and more. Check website for age-specific times for egg hunting. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 ages 2 - 12; 833-1534, ext. 143, or nashvillezoo.org. creating spring-themed art projects. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

nature-themed stories to life using music, dance and interactive reading. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 10:30 a.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Live Music at Cheekwood All ages can enjoy music

performed by Steinway Piano Society members. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 children; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Nashville Jazz Workshop Ensembles All ages can enjoy

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classes & ACTIVITIES cheatham county Adventureworks The Eco-Zip Line Adventure allows

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

davidson county Bellevue Community Center Ongoing art and recreation take place at 656 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville; 862-8435. 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 $6.95 ($5.95 siblings); cosmic glow-in-the-dark bounces are Mon 3 - 6 p.m. and Fri 6:30 p.m. Cost is $8 ($7 siblings).

Centennial Sportsplex Fitness, ice skating, swimming and

more at 222 25th Ave. N., Nashville; times and prices vary; 8628480 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.

FREE Family Bike Ride Enjoy an hour-long bike ride

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

Gymboree Play & Music A variety of classes for ages

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

Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.gov/

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

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

FREE Books-A-Million Preschool storytime is every Tue and Sat at 10:30 a.m. at 1040 Crossings Blvd., Spring Hill; 931486-0113.

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

Bowie Park and Nature Center Nature programs and

Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd.,

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

Murfreesboro; 893-7439. Ongoing programs: • A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 ... Let’s Go: Ages 2 - 5 can learn letters and numbers every Tue and Thu; 10 - 10:45 a.m.; $3 • Busy Bees: Ages 3 - 5 can learn to follow directions, improve coordination and practice good sportsmanship every Tue and Thu; 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.; $3 • Wee Play: Ages 2 - 5 can enjoy open gym fun every Wed; 11 - 11:45 a.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 Class: Ages 8 - 15 can learn volleyball skills every Thursday; 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $3

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

Franklin on Foot Kids can participate in the “I Spy

Downtown Franklin” scavenger hunt every Tue and Fri at 9 a.m. on Franklin’s Public Square; $9; 400-3808 or franklinonfoot.com.

Glow Galaxy Weekly open play times feature inflatables,

mini-golf, air hockey, an interactive game floor, football toss, soccer kick and basketball in a glow-in-the-dark setting at 121 Seaboard Lane, Ste. 8, Franklin; $8 per child (adults are free); for times, call 370-4386, opt. 2.

Inside Out Several indoor play structures mimic an outdoor

environment at 615 Baker’s Bridge Road, Franklin; open play hours are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.; $9 (pre-walkers are free with paying sibling), $5 pre-walkers without sibling, free for parents; 778-8733 or insideoutplaypark.com.

FREE Stones River National Battlefield Ranger-led

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.

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

bicycle tours take place every Saturday at 11 a.m. at 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

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

Delmas Long Community Center 200 Memorial Drive,

Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at 91

Seaboard Lane, Brentwood; open play times are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 8; 942-7911 or themonkeystreehouse.com.

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.

Goodlettsville; 851-2255 or goodlettsvilleparks.com. Ongoing programs: • FREE Crafts for Tots: Ages 5 and younger can participate in a variety of craft activities every Tuesday at 10 a.m. • FREE Tot Time: Ages 5 and younger can enjoy social time and gym play every Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m.

Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini golf,

Pump It Up Play Time Pop-in playtime Tue, Wed and Fri

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.

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

The Music Class This early childhood music program for

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center Kids can bounce

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

8074 Hwy. 100, Nashville; open play times are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 8; 646-5002 or themonkeystreehouse.com.

ages 6 and younger is located at 5511 Edmondson Pike, Ste., 10, Nashville; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com/nashville.

FREE Pottery Barn Kids Preschoolers can participate

in Book Club every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at 2126 Abbott Martin Road, Nashville; 385-2567 or potterybarnkids.com.

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area Nature programs at

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

rutherford county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

on inflatable structures at 143 New Shackle Island Road, Ste. 6-9, Hendersonville; Tue - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 1 - 7 p.m.; call or check website for open play times; $5 ages 1 - 3, $8 ages 4 and older; 265-8020 or hoppityhopinflatableplaycenter.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.

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themes. Located at 3015 Belshire Village Drive, Ste. 114, Spring Hill, open play hours are Mon - Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 12, free ages 11 months and younger along with parents and kids 13 and older; 614-1424 or thestorybookvillage.com.

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Take your family to a local theater production!

Nashville Children’s Theatre presents The Wind in the Willows through Sunday, March 24. Pictured are Rona Carter, Peter Vann, Samuel Whited III and Bobby Wyckoff. 9 to 5 (March 8 - 23; Ages 12 and older) The Arts Center of

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (continues through Saturday,

The Music Man (continues through Sunday, March 3;

Arsenic and Old Lace (March 29 - April 14; Ages 12 and

Flashdance (March 19 - 24; Ages 14 and older) TPAC’s

Baby (March 29 - April 14; Ages 10 and older) Street Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville; Fri - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m.; $18 adults, $16 students; 554-7414 or streetheatrecompany.org.

Green Day’s American Idiot (March 5 - 7; Ages 13 and

Noises Off (continues through Saturday, March 2; Ages 9 and older) Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 6, Franklin; Tue 8 p.m., Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $27 adults, $21 ages 12 and younger (Tuesdays are $13.50, Thursdays are $17, Sundays are $2 off); 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre.com.

Big River (continues through Sunday, March 3; Ages 10

Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $11 - $15; 904-2787 or boroarts.org.

Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 students; 563-2787 or artscenterofcc.com.

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

and older) Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $47.50 $57.50; 538-2075 or studiotenn.com.

Cabaret (continues through Saturday, March 9; Ages 14 and

older) Tennessee Repertory Theatre at TPAC’s Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; $45; 782-4040 or tennessseerep.org.

Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (March 1 - 3; All ages) Please

see page 81.

Company (March 8 - 24; Ages 13 and older) Murfreesboro Little Theatre, 702 Ewing Ave., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students; 893-9825 or mltarts.com.

March 16; Ages 12 and older) The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Thu - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $22 $27 adults, $13 - $18 children; thelarryketontheatre.org. Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue - Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m.; $15 - $60; 782-4040 or tpac.org. older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; Tue Thu 7:30 p.m.; $15 - $60; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

Jesus Christ Superstar (March 15 - 31; Ages 10 and older)

Lillies of the Field (March 1 - 17; Ages 9 and older)

Lakewood Theatre, 2211 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory; Fri - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $14 adults, $10 students; 8470934 or lakewoodtheatre.com.

Little Shop of Horrors (March 22 - April 20; Ages 8 and

older) Pull-Tight Theatre, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 students; 7915007 or pull-tight.com.

Ages 10 and older) Steeple Players Theater, 260 W. Main St., Hendersonville; Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15; 826-6037 or steepleplayers.org.

Same Time Next Year (continues through Saturday, March

2; Ages 13 and older) Encore Theatre Company, 6978 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 ages 11 and younger; 598-8950 or encore-theatre-company. org.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (March 7 - 9; All

ages) Bravo Creative Arts Center at The Ensworth Theater, 7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 p.m.; $10; 599-5314 or bravocreativeartscenter.com.

The Wind in the Willows (continues through Sunday, March 24; Ages 6 and older) Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Sat - Sun 2 p.m.; $19 adults, $12 ages 2 - 17; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

Muses (March 2 - 3; All ages) Dance Theatre of Tennessee at

Father Ryan Auditorium, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville; Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $22.50 adults, $17.50 children; 391-5500 or dancetheatretn.org.

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chadderbox By Chad Young

art, music, theater and dance news in middle tenn Read reviews online at nashvilleparent.com. Click on “Things to Do”in the top menu bar.

with

Lissa McHugh executive director of bravo creative arts center 1. How long has Bravo been around? Bravo was founded in February 2006 by myself and Lori Terlikosky. 2. What led you to create Bravo? As parents of creative children, we realized the need for a quality, creative outlet that provided youth an opportunity for self-expression in a nurturing environment. We wanted a place where children and teens could develop their gifts and talents under the mentorship of positive role models who would help them to “find their voice.” 3. Bravo is widely known for its children’s theater program. What other opportunities are available? Other programs are Improv and Choral Group. During the upcoming summer, Bravo will offer camps in both of these areas as well as a full-scale main stage production of the family classic, Peter Pan. 4. What sets Bravo’s theater program apart from other children’s theater programs? One of our parents says it best: “Bravo is a place where every child is treated like he belongs and is accepted to explore the arts in a safe environment that feels like family while instilling excellence and an uncompromising professionalism in the quality of its productions.”

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Lissa McHugh (back row) with cast members from a past production of The Wizard of Oz. Get tickets for this month’s production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (March 7 - 9) at bravocreativeartscenter.com.

5. What do you think is the most important benefit kids get from being involved in the arts? The most important benefits youth receive after being a part of something bigger than self and putting on a successful performance is an increase in confidence and self-esteem, which carries over into every aspect of their lives. Kids, of course, say it’s all about having fun and making great friends! 6. Willy Wonka opens this month. How many kids are in the production, and what are you most excited about with this show? There are 116 youth on stage and 10 teens behind the scenes. We have youth from 25 different schools in the double cast production. We have a great directing/teaching team and amazing parents and community volunteers sewing costumes and working to build a set that should get an audible “AHHH” when the curtain opens to reveal the Chocolate Factory. I am most excited about how hard the children and teens have been working. 7. How are kids involved in productions aside from being on stage? Teens run lights and sound, help with makeup, prop making, set building, stage management, publicity, concessions, costumes ... all aspects of the production.

8. What ages can participate in Bravo’s programs? For the large, full-scale productions, 8 years old through high school teens. Sometimes we offer classes for younger youth. 9. What’s the fee to be in a show? The production fee for a full-scale musical is $250 which includes instruction in music, acting, choreo/ movement (two to three days a week), materials, costumes, cast T-shirt and performances. The fee does not come close to covering the actual cost of putting on the production, but we keep the fee as low as possible so that cost does not prohibit youth from participating. Fees for classes at Bravo like Improv or Choral Group run around $125 per sixto eight-week session. 10. What is your greatest joy in being involved with Bravo? Getting to know all of these wonderful, creative youth and watching them grow both on and off stage. Learn more about Bravo Creative Arts Center at bravocreativeartscenter.com.


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