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This common problem often leads the parent to simply settle for the best job they can do. This can lead to cavities. Most parents try to brush their child’s teeth while the child sits on the sink and the parent works from the side. Proper access and keeping the child from moving is extremely difficult in this position. We recommend that parents lay their children down on the bathroom floor or on their bed. With one hand pull the child’s cheek back so you can see what you are doing. With the other hand brush all of the teeth and the gumms using a scrub stroke(the up and down or circular stroke is only recommended in older children). Remember, you must brush top teeth, bottom teeth, the fronts of the teeth, the backs of the teeth, the tops of the teeth; and when you are finished, you should floss the child’s teeth anywhere the teeth touch. Flossing is just as important as brushing! We recommend using only a child-sized soft-bristled toothbrush with a minimal amount of toothpaste (BB-sized). If you use too much toothpaste the child will gag, choke, and swallow it. The only two requirements on the toothpaste are that you use a toothpaste with flouride and that your child likes the taste. Parents are mislead when they think a child can brush their own teeth at age 3 or 4. Most children do not develop the manual dexterity to do an adequate job brushing until they are around age 10. We recommend that four year old children be encouraged to brush on their own for one minute (use a timer) after breakfast every morning. A parent should always brush the child’s teeth every night

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lease don’t think me mean. I’m not. I’m overly kind, actually. It’s just that something needs to be said. For many years now I’ve watched — we all have — as kids have been given trophies for playing on a team whether or not they picked daisies on the field or actually made a difference to the game. We also watched as getting prizes after winning a game at a birthday party was exchanged for everyone gets goody bags ... that way everyone got something and no one’s feelings got hurt. We all know that it’s not fair to give one child a popsicle and leave another child out, so if you don’t have enough popsicles to go around you don’t bring them out. We know that, naturally, children will count the number of presents that are theirs under the Christmas tree in comparison to their siblings. They might not want you to know that they’ve counted them, but they have. We are interesting creatures, we humans, because we are a blend of everything: good, bad, beautiful and ugly. But for a long time now, competitiveness — our natural drive to win — has been viewed as unappealing because it causes feelings to get hurt, causes losing and elevates winning. I ask you ... does anyone young or old really want to lose? No. So it’s high time we get past this winning’s-not-good-because-it-hurts-feelings thing. We’re all better off learning how to handle competition rather than trying to tame it, or worse, end it. The desire to win spurns the human spirit forward, allowing it to achieve. Achieving benefits all. Granted, winning can cause some to be arrogant and spoiled, so in teaching children how to handle it, we must temper it with humility and good sportsmanship. That’s education ... and to me, that’s the root of it all. How we teach, or not, is everything. I remember how glum I’d get as a kid when I’d lose to my big sister at Monopoly. I tried, game after game to beat her, but could not do it. She just had that something — that edge like my Aunt Jean had — that caused her to always win at it. One day I will redeem myself ... but I’ll have to do some studying up about how I can do it first. I’ll have to improve my game. My family loves competition. My kids love me to watch them play soccer in our back yard. It elevates their effort, causes a heightened game. Sometimes, scorned by loss, feelings will get hurt because one is 16, one’s 14 and one’s 9. This is natural. But they are very, very good at soccer because they work so hard at being good at it. They work hard because they are competitive. If you don’t work hard at something, quite simply, you will not improve. So yes, if your child is a non-competitive kid then by all means give him a trophy to enjoy after he plays soccer. Just don’t tell him it’s because he’s a great soccer player if he’s not. But you know, kids aren’t dumb. When they’re older they’ll tell you exactly why they got that trophy when they were little, if you ask. “Ah, Mom,” they’ll say. “It’s because everyone got one, that’s all.”

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Lynn Ellington, M.D. Women’s Group of Franklin, Franklin She’s always smiling. I began seeing Dr. Ellington when she was recently out of medical school; over 10 years and a set of twins later, I can’t imagine having another OB/GYN. In my birth control years, she always took the time to detail my options and their various pros/cons. The times I have had “issues,” she delivered the news with care and with a smile of encouragement. I always feel like I am in good hands when Dr. Ellington is overseeing my care. Robin Rogers

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Mark Rawls, M.D. University Pediatrics, Nashville Dr. Rawls talks to us like he’s a friend. He recommends treatment and will give us several options and tell us what he would do if it was one of his children, but never pushes us to select a specific treatment. Jennifer Perry

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Elizabeth Dykstra, M.D. Heritage Medical Associates, Brentwood Dr. Dykstra is a patient-centered physician. Her infectious smile and compassion for families truly meets our needs. She is truly in touch with effective and innovative approaches to engaging her patients into the business at hand, with the use of humor, discussions on current events, her pet in the office, or stickers etc. Her staff demonstrates the same level of unwavering commitment toward excellent customer service. She truly treats her families as if they were her own! She’s one in a million. Tracy U.

Dr. Neil Seethaler, M.D. Centennial Pediatrics, Nashville He takes the time to listen to our concerns, explains things in plain English for us to understand, and truly cares about our children! Diane Pezo

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Many children between the ages of 2 and 5 years will go through a period of time when they stutter. This is the time when they have the biggest leap in language skills and often their mind is racing faster than their mouth. You may notice your child repeats whole words or just the first syllable of the word. It may be more pronounced when he’s tired, excited or upset. For most children, this is a phase they go through over several years that may come and go for weeks at a time, disappearing completely by the age of 5. Making good eye contact with your child when he is stuttering and not interrupting him is important to helping him get through this. Concerning signs associated with stuttering are if you notice your child’s voice begin to rise in pitch with the repetition. Tension and struggling with facial muscles as your child struggles to get words out is another sign that stuttering is beyond developmental. Lastly, if your child begins to avoid situations where he has to talk, be sure to talk to your pediatrician about a referral to a speech and language pathologist for help.

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the sippycup hiccups Not a good idea to let your child run around with his sippy cup, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. By Susan Day

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irst it was the tooth decay. Too many tots sucking down juice and milk ad nauseum were developing tooth decay. Too many babies left with their bottles got “baby bottle mouth.” And pacifiers used too long caused speech delays. Sigh. Now, it’s mouth injuries: tots toddling around, sippy cup in hand, and as fast as you can say, “Boom, Boom!” he’s hurt himself. Poor innocent sippy cup — many grateful parents answer to their whiney tot — is under scrutiny in the journal Pediatrics because of under-recognized injuries to the mouth or teeth caused by not only sippy cups, but also pacifiers and bottles. The problem is, toddlers love these comfort items, so parents want them have them — for as much and as long as they want. Often you see tots running around with their cups or bottles, so the new report’s not exactly a surprise: In a 20-year period from 1991 through 2010, more than 45,000 children younger than the age of 3 were taken to emergency rooms for injuries related to bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups. Study researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, say the number of injured tots is probably a lot higher, since the study focused only on children who had gone to emergency rooms. What to do? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies stop

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using pacifiers by about 6 months and transition from bottles to lidless cups by 12 months — yet how realistic is that? Busy parents will do anything to keep their toddlers happy, even blithely ignoring the AAP guidelines designed to keep their babies and toddlers safe. So, nearly half of all 1- and 2-year-olds continue to use bottles, and more than 75 percent of children ages 1 - 2 continue to drink from sippy cups. When injuries occur related to bottles, pacifiers or sippies, they tend to happen at home, resulting in cuts to the mouth and face, usually when children are running or walking. This may be the real problem. So sit your child down with a drink and avoid letting him toddle around with it. Also, transitioning children to regular cups may keep them safer since parents usually don’t permit tots to run around with a lidless disaster-waiting-to-happen.

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Beloved regular cast members at NCT include (L to R) Rona Carter, Peter Vann, Samuel Whited III and Bobby Wyckhoff seen here in the 2006 production of The Wind in the Willows.

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ashville Children’s Theatre’s (NCT) 2012 - 2013 season marks its 81st anniversary and includes three new shows including a Broadway original often staged by children’s groups — You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Nov. 1 - Dec. 23, ages 5 and older). The season’s lineup includes: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Sept. 13 - Oct. 7, ages 10 and older), Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Fly (Jan. 24 - Feb. 10, ages 8 and older), The Wind in the Willows (Feb. 28 - March 24, ages 6 and older) and Go, Dog. Go! (April 11 - May 19, all ages). Individual ticket prices are $19 adults, $12 children. Save money with a subscription ($12 per ticket with a three-show minimum) or a Flex Pass ($72 and available only through Monday, Aug. 6), which provides six tickets for you to use anytime during the season. NCT is located at 25 Middleton St., Nashville. For more info, call 252-4675 or visit nashvillechildrenstheatre.org.

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All Ages Can Take Part in Williamson’s Summer Reading Program

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on’t let the kids — or yourself — slip from reading this summer! The Williamson County Summer Reading Program is underway and includes reading, special events and activities for all ages. “Dream Big — Read!” is the name of the program for kids; “Own the Night” is the name of the program for teens; and “Between the Covers” is especially for adults. This month is loaded with special events for families all geared around keeping everyone up on their books. Take your family to the library and sign everyone up to enjoy goal rewards and find all the event information you need for your library, whether it’s the Main Branch in Franklin, Bethesda, College Grove, Fairview, Lieper’s Fork or Nolensville. The library’s website encompasses all the libraries (and a new name to boot, WCPLtn), at http://lib.williamson-tn.org.

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Congrats to Brentwood High School which ranked #252 in Newsweek magazine’s annual report on the top 1,000 high schools in the nation. A total of 11 Tennessee high schools made the 2012 list of America’s Best High Schools, with Brentwood ranking third among them, behind Davidson County’s Martin Luther King Magnet, ranked at #90 and Hume-Fogg Magnet ranked at #36. Williamson’s Ravenwood High School ranked #419; Franklin High ranked #572 and Page High ranked #672. Criteria used to determine rankings included percentage of Advanced Placement tests taken, average SAT/ACT scores and percentage of Advanced Placement courses offered among other things.

Are you concerned that your preschooler may have a speech or language problem? Take advantage of the Learning Lab’s free speech/ language screenings this month. Screenings take place June 2 and 5 at the Green Hills location (3815 Cleghorn Ave.; Sat 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tue 12 - 4 p.m.), Monday, June 4 in Brentwood (5500 Maryland Way, Ste. 110; 12 - 4 p.m.) and Wednesday, June 6 in Cool Springs (570 Bakers Bridge Road; 12 - 4 p.m.). For more information, or to register, call 3772929 or e-mail info@mylearnlab.com

Free movies once again make for a fun family evening at Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theatre on Friday nights in June and July at 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy outdoor screenings of family-friendly flicks and enjoy the fun concessions. Here’s the line up of movies for this month: June 1: June 8: June 15: June 22: June 29:

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hursday evenings are all about parents and kids this month and next at Cheekwood during the Family Night Out series. Sponsored by Nashville Parent, each week, your family can bring blankets and picnic baskets to enjoy live outdoor entertainment ranging from puppet shows to dance and musical acts. Be sure to visit the new Treehouses exhibit while you’re there. The entertainment schedule includes:

Nashville Ballet presents Aesop’s Fables at Cheekwood’s Family Night Out on Thursday, July 19.

Each event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 and younger). Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Call 356-8000 or visit cheekwood.org.

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Carnton’S Summer Concert Series taking place Sunday, June 24 on the lawn at 1205 Columbia Ave., in Franklin. Enjoy the music of Boomerang and relax with your family. Gate opens at 4 p.m.; music 6 - 8 p.m. Pack picnic dinners or enjoy on-site food and beverage. Contact: info@ battleoffranklintrust.org or 615-7861864.

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learn about behavior, socialization and training for your dog with Jon Stolzer, a canine behaviorist and training specialist. The series (see the complete lineup at thefarmatnatcheztrace.com) takes place in the lobby on Sundays at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The address is 9479 Hwy. 96 West in Franklin. For more information, call 662-6628.

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Families can enjoy a summer filled with affordable movies while supporting a local cause during the 2012 Kids Summer Film Fest at Malco Smyrna Cinema, 100 Movie Row, Smyrna. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from June 5 - Aug. 11, attendees can catch kid-friendly movies like Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda, Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon and more for $2 a ticket; show times are at 10 a.m. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. To learn more, or for a complete list of movies, call 223-6252 or visit malco.com.

Children ages 6 - 13 can participate in the Nashville Humane Association’s new Pet Pals program starting this month. This four-session series covers topics like dog-bite prevention, taking care of pets, careers in animal welfare and helping wildlife in the community. One session per month on designated Sundays run from 2 - 3:30 p.m., and participation is limited to 15 children per age group (6 - 8, 9 - 11 and 12 - 13). Cost is $50 and includes a workbook and T-shirt. For more info or to register, visit nashvillehumane.org.

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Must-Do Attractions Dolphin lovers, take note. Your family will love the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise (850-837-7741; southernstardolphincruise.com; $29 adults, $15.50 ages 4 - 14, free ages 3 and younger). The two-hour excursion aboard a double-decker, glass-bottom boat allows guests to see dozens of playful dolphins in their natural habitat. The knowledgeable captain loads folks up with lots of facts and gives all kids on board the opportunity to take a turn steering the vessel, which makes a great photo opportunity for Mom and Dad. Kids love water parks, so be sure to schedule a day at Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park (850-837-8319; bigkahunas.com; $37.99 adults, $29.99 kids). The park features more than 40 wet and wild attractions, from a variety of slides and pools to non-water fare like miniature golf; thrill-seeking kids can take to the air on the Skycoaster and Cyclone. Nearby, check out The Track (850-654-4668; destintrack.com; prices vary by attraction). The star of this awesome adventure park is the Wild Woody, a three-tiered go-kart/roller coaster hybrid. The Track also features an indoor arcade, bumper boats and a 75-foot bungee-jumping tower for the most daring in your clan. The littlest ones in your family will enjoy the Kids Country area featuring kiddie karts, a Ferris wheel, train, swings and more. Experience animal encounters galore at the amazing Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (850-243-9046; gulfarium.com; $19.995 adults, $11.95 ages 3 -12; additional fees apply for feeding encounters). See a variety of aquatic

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By Tyke Toter tyketoter.com; $89.99 Now your 2- to 5-year-old can ride and have fun with you while out for a spin on your bike. This simple attachment clamps right under the seat of an adult bike and allows a child to sit on the seat and hold on to their own handle bars. Separate foot pegs for them to rest their feet on keep their legs out of your way. Fun for your child to ride with you. Be sure to always wear a helmet, too! — ka

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By Susan Day

Mom’s

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acation for school-aged kids is here at last. But now YOU’RE responsible for coming up with the solutions to boredom and for keeping the kids’ brains active for the next couple of months. How can you make summer fun and enjoyable ... and affordable? Here are a few of Nashville Parent’s suggestions for summer survival:

YOUR summer essential:

Mom’s Night Out — Do it! Even if it’s only one or two nights a month, go out with other frazzled friends, relax, laugh and recharge. You’ll be a better parent for it.

Staycations

Brain Drain

Friends Camp

Swim Team

Enjoy the area with affordable activities. Hit area museums, attractions and local spots. Check out some books from the library on activities to do within Tennessee — let your kids help — and then research on how to get the best price. Use your Nashville City Saver book (nashvillecitysaver.com) and save on prices to your favorite places in town. Check out the Vacation Packages offered online by the Nashville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at visitmusiccity. com. Also, look into all of the Tennessee’s Visitor’s Bureaus (search by county) to request packages and coupons.

School may be out, but learning should not be! Plenty of parents make a vow that they’ll keep their kids reading during the summer, but quickly forget the vow. Commit to it and start right away: Set aside 20 minutes each day for journaling, letter writing and reading. Take the kids to the library and sign up for the summer reading program. Make an effort to drill math facts at least once a week with each child. And, if your children need extra help thru the summer, contact an area learning center and set up a schedule.

Here’s a fun idea that doesn’t cost you but the price of a few snacks (and hey, you’ve got plenty of those around now since it’s summer, right?). Call up four of your child’s friends’ moms (or e-mail) and suggest a “Friends Camp.” The idea is that each mom plays host one day out of the five-day week, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. or whatever hours you like. Have each child bring his lunch, but provide a fun snack. Plan a day of fun togetherness (maybe swimming or a hike or if it’s raining, a movie day indoors). The kids will love it and you’ll enjoy four days — when it’s not your Friend Camp day — knowing that your darlin’ is having fun with his friends!

Summer swim team is now officially underway and being on a team keeps your kids busy and improves their swimming throughout the summer. The only prerequisite to joining a swim team is the ability to swim — no experience is required, just a desire to learn and work hard. Summer swim fees tend to be relatively inexpensive — considering your child can practice five days a week and participate in multiple swim meets throughout the summer. If you don’t have a neighborhood pool, check with your local YMCA, parks and rec department or local private pools for additional options.

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hile long, overnight road trips with kids may not be the fun fest you have in mind vacation-wise, they are considerably more affordable than air travel, and at times can be downright enjoyable. Our tried-and-true tips:

• Pack one small bag that contains clothes for the next day, an extra change of clothes (for spills), PJs, a toothbrush, swimsuits and anything else you need for that day and night. It will be much easier to grab that than paw through different big suitcases. When everyone’s settled for the night, you can replenish the small bag from the big ones. Pack a laundry bag in your small bag for the day’s dirties. • Take a small blanket and pillow for each child. For toddlers, bring along their favorite stuffed animals; at bedtime in a strange place, it will be a comfort to them. If your child is out of his car seat, he may nod off more easily if he puts the pillow against the window and rests his head against it. • Pack movies your kids haven’t seen yet and bring along your portable DVD player — what a life saver! • Children drop and spill, and babies spit up. Keep a roll of paper towels and a box of wipes in the front seat for easy cleanups, and keep a trash bag handy, too. Empty it at gas stations. • Bring along snacks — but keep the sugar down to a minimum. • Choose travel toys without teeny parts that will get lost in your car. Try the Magnetic games and Aquadoodle boards. • Build in extra time if you have a baby since you’ll have to stop for feedings, diaper changes and stretching breaks. Accept that it may take twice as long to get anywhere as it did in your pre-kid days and plan accordingly.

themeparks near home The kids will be thrilled if you splurge on a (relatively) local themepark this summer: Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon Bowling Green, Ky.; beechbend.com Admission: Adults $31.99; Any children under 54 inches tall or 60 and older $27.99. Ages 2 and younger are free. Parking is free. Dollywood and Splash Country Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; dollywood.com Admission: Adults $54; Ages 4 - 11 $42; Ages 60 and older $49. Splash Country: Adults $44; Ages 4 - 11 and 60 and older $39. Parking is $8 for standard vehicles; $11 for oversized. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Santa Claus, Ind.; holidayworld.com Admission: Adults $44.95; Ages 60 and older or anyone under 54 inches tall $34.95. Ages 2 and younger are free. Parking is free. Nashville Shores Hermitage, Tenn.; nashvilleshores.com Admission: Anyone 48 inches or taller $31.99; children shorter than 48 inches $26.99; Ages 2 and under are free. Parking is $9.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Va.; buschgardens.com Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio; cedarpoint.com Disney World Orlando, Fla.; disneyworld.disney.go.com Legoland Winter Haven, Fla.; leogland.com

• Stop often for breaks so kids can burn off some steam. Find a local playground (elementary schools are great).

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• Let the kids buy a small snack at the gas station convenience store. They’ll remember that forever.

You thought you couldn’t swing it ... but maybe you can. Resources to help make it happen:

• Book motels with pools — it will make everyone happy to cool off and everyone will sleep better at night.

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sports 4 kids

GAMEPLAN:

kids and concussions

By Kiki Bochi

Heading into sports with your kids? Here’s what you need to know about keeping his noggin safe.

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rooke de Lench was watching one of her sons play in a football game, and what she saw worried her. He looked slow. Confused. Uncoordinated. No one else seemed to notice, but she saw enough to set off alarm bells. It wasn’t just that he was having an off day. A visit to the doctor confirmed her fears — her son was suffering from the residual effects of at least one concussion and possibly more. “I was told to never let his head be in a collision again,” says De Lench, the founder of momsteam.com, a website whose mission is to empower parents of young athletes through information and resources. While her son recovered, De Lench has made a career of spreading the word about the dangers of concussions and other sports injuries. (please turn the page)

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sports 4 kids Concussions in children have not always been in the spotlight, but concussions have been a big focus in professional football of late. Just last year, 75 pro football players sued the NFL claiming the concussions they suffered as players caused dementia, degenerative brain diseases, depression and other mental ailments. At least 300 former football players are plaintiffs, claiming that the NFL didn’t warn them of the long-term risks of repeated head injuries. Well, the word is out — and it has been for a while. The question is whether parents and youth coaches are paying attention. They should be.

It’s a Brain Injury High school and middle school athletes continue to suffer concussions and return to playing fields far sooner than they should all across the country. Sometimes players and parents wrongly believe that it shows strength and courage to play injured. Battling pain is often glamorized. But in doing so, young athletes risk their health, their future and even their lives. “I think parents really need to understand the ramifications,” says De Lench, author of Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports (Harper Paperbacks; $5.98 on Amazon). Concussions are actually brain injuries that occur when a blow to the head or body causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. Concussions can be caused by a fall, a collision between players or with an object such as a goalpost. Even a mild blow to the head — a “ding” or “getting your bell rung” — can have serious consequences. And concussions can happen in any sport — not just football — and they can happen to any aged child. With kids playing harder than ever in today’s ultra-competitive world of youth sports, it only makes sense that concussions DO happen.

Returning to Play Too Soon Recent research has shown that because of the way the teen brain grows, adolescents are more sensitive to the effects of a sport-related concussion than adults or children. “The frontal regions of the brain are more vulnerable to concussions. These areas oversee executive functions responsible for planning, organizing and managing information. During adolescence, these functions are developing rapidly, which makes them more fragile to stress and trauma,” says Dave Ellemberg, a neuropsychologist who oversaw the study published in the journal, Brain Injury. In addition to long-term damage, youth athletes who have suffered a concussion are at risk of “Second Impact Syndrome,” a rare but usually

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fatal condition. If a child who has not completely recovered from a concussion receives a second blow to the head, it can cause massive swelling in the brain that can lead to sudden death. Various studies reveal some frightening numbers: 41 percent of student athletes returned to play too soon after a concussion, according to guidelines of the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that a shocking 16 percent of high school football players who lost consciousness during a concussion returned to the field the same day. More than 20 percent of concussions in boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball were repeat concussions. In fact, 16.8 percent of high school athletes suffering a concussion had previously suffered a sport-related concussion, either that season or in a previous season. De Lench, a former athlete and strong supporter of youth sports programs, understands the pressure for kids to return to play. “Kids should not be pulled out of sports. Sports are critical for some kids. Pulling them out is not the remedy here,” she says. “We need to empower parents to make sure coaches are trained properly, to make sure kids get the right kind of physical training such as neck-strengthening and to make sure kids are taught to self-report symptoms.” While some school districts around the country are requiring young athletes to undergo cognitive testing prior to participating so they can have a “baseline” to determine when a player can safely return to play, such information is only useful if students understand the importance of reporting symptoms and if parents and coaches are vigilant about taking note of possible injuries.

What You Must Know So what are the most important things a parent — and coach — should know about concussions? First, seek professional medical attention if your young athlete shows any sign of injury, such as appearing dazed, stunned, confused or clumsy, or if he exhibits a loss of memory, mood and behavior changes or even a brief loss of consciousness. Some symptoms may not show up for hours or days, so parents need to be tuned in. A young athlete with a diagnosed concussion should not be allowed to return to play on the day of injury, regardless of the medical resources available or their level of athletic performance. All concussion management guidelines, old and new, agree that no athlete should be allowed to return to play while exhibiting post-concussion signs or symptoms. Some call for at least one symptom-free week before returning to practice or play. Because activities that require concentration

and attention might exacerbate the symptoms and delay recovery, children should limit exertion and school-related activities until symptom-free (e.g., no homework, no text messaging or videogames, and staying home from school). But even far younger children have suffered concussions on field and playgrounds. “The more parents know, the more they can make a difference,” De Lench says. “I always tell parents to think about the life cycle of their child. Think about how that child will feel when they are 30 or 40 and they have cognitive issues or pain from injuries. “You as a parent need to understand that you are the guardian of your child and their future.” J Kiki Bochi is a freelance writer.

Signs of Concussion According to the Centers for Disease Control, youth athletes who experience any of the signs and symptoms listed here after a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body should be kept out of play until a health care professional experienced in evaluating for concussion says they are symptom-free and that it’s OK to return to play. Symptoms Reported by Athlete • Headache or “pressure” in head • Nausea or vomiting • Balance problems or dizziness • Double or blurry vision • Sensitivity to light • Sensitivity to noise • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy • Concentration or memory problems • Confusion • Does not “feel right” or is “feeling down” Signs Observed by CoachES or Parents • Appears dazed or stunned • Is confused about assignment or position • Forgets an instruction • Is unsure of game, score or opponent • Moves clumsily • Answers questions slowly • Loses consciousness, even briefly • Shows mood, behavior or personality changes • Can’t recall events either prior or after a hit or fall


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the YMCAs offer sports, too! The YMCA of Middle Tennessee offers numerous programs depending upon branch. As you are checking for a sport for your child, be sure to look into your local Y. To locate sports through the YMCA near you, go to ymcamidtn.org.

sports guide Get your child started in sports right here! Listings in this directory are non-profit organizations only.

baseball, softball & t-ball

Sysa Sports sysabaseball.com Coach pitch ages 6 - 8 and baseball for ages 9 - 14 in leagues throughout Middle Tennessee.

McCabe Park Little League mccabelittleleague.com T-ball and baseball for ages 5 - 18 as well as a challenger league for ages 5 - 18 with special needs.

Season played: Spring and summer. Some travel teams play year-round.

Little League Baseball • littleleague.org More than 10 leagues in Middle Tennessee for ages 7 - 18.

Babe Ruth Baseball League • baberuthbaseball.org Official website for the largest baseball league in the country. Information on the organization and more.

Mid-State Amateur Baseball and Fast Pitch Associations msaba.org Largest travel league in the Southeast for ages 10 - 18.

Metro Parks & Recreation nashville.gov/parks/athletics • 862-8424, ext. 345 Boys’ and girls’ t-ball for ages 4 - 6.

Bellevue Sports Athletic Association bsaainc.org T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 5 and older. Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball dixie.org More than 100 leagues in Middle Tennessee for ages 12 and younger. Players go on to play in the Little League World Series. Select Amateur National Development League for Travel Teams (SANDLOTT) sandlotter.com T-ball for ages 4 - 6 and competitive baseball for ages 18 and younger.

davidson county

Crievehall Baseball crievehallbaseball.com Competitive youth baseball for ages 5 - 15. Farm leagues, rookie leagues and major leagues. Donelson Baseball donelsonbaseball.org Competitive baseball for ages 4 - 16. Donelson Civitan Girls Softball donelsoncivitan.com • 884-1998 T-ball and softball for ages 4 - 20.

Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) Sports Camps montgomerybell.edu MBA’s sports’ camps offer a baseball specialty camp in June and July for boys in grades 1 - 7. West Nashville Sports League wnsl.org • 376-4700 Spring and fall baseball for ages 5 and older.

rutherford county

La Vergne Baseball and Softball Association lavergnebsa.org • 310-1039 Baseball and softball for ages 3 - 18.

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Franklin Baseball Club fbcleagues.com • 573-6465 League play for ages 4 - 18.

Murfreesboro Baseball Association murfreesborobaseball.com • 785-2852 T-ball and baseball for ages 4 - 16.

Girls Softball Association of Franklin gsaof.org • 791-4363 League play for ages 5 - 17 includes coach pitch, slow and fast pitch.

Murfreesboro Optimist Little League Baseball murfreesborooptimist.com The official “Little League” program for Rutherford and Cannon counties offers league play for boys and girls ages 6 - 15 and t-ball for ages 4 - 5. One Goal Sports 1009 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 T-ball for ages 4 - 5 and coach pitch baseball for ages 6 - 7. Smyrna Baseball League smyrnabaseballleague.org League play for ages 4 - 18. Smyrna Fastpitch League smyrnafastpitch.org • 804-4754 Girls softball leagues for ages 4 and older. Smyrna Girls Softball Leagues smyrnagirlssoftball.org Girls softball for ages 4 and older. Tennessee Youth Baseball Association Murfreesboro • tybaball.com • 890-1540 T-ball, coach pitch, kid pitch and girls’ fast pitch for ages 3 - 16.

sumner county

Gallatin Leisure Services eteamz.com/gallatinleisureservices • 451-5911 American Legion baseball for ages 7 - 12, t-ball for ages 5 - 6 and girls’ softball for ages 5 - 18. Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation goodlettsvilleparks.com • 851-2253 Spring and fall co-ed t-ball for ages 4 - 5. Hendersonville Parks and Recreation hendersonvilleparks.org • 822-3898 Spring and fall baseball for ages 5 - 15, summer baseball for ages 4 - 12. Portland Dixie Softball and Baseball portlanddixie.info Open to girls ages 4 - 15 and boys ages 4 - 19. White House Dixie Youth leaguelineup.com/whdixie Baseball for ages 5 - 14 and softball for ages 6 - 16.

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Brentwood Babe Ruth Baseball brentwoodbaberuth. baberuthonline.com Spring and fall leagues for ages 13 - 19. Brentwood Civitan Club brentwoodcivitan.org T-ball for ages 5 - 6, baseball for boys ages 5 - 12 and softball for girls ages 5 - 18. East Williamson Athletics ewasports.com Baseball and softball for ages 5 and older.

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Grassland Baseball League grasslandbaseball.com Competitive baseball for boys ages 5 - 17. Grassland Softball League grasslandsoftball.com Softball for girls ages 5 - 17. Williamson County Parks & Recreation wcparksandrec.com • 370-3471 Spring softball leagues for ages 6 - 18.

wilson county

Lebanon Rotary Youth Baseball hometeamsonline.com/ teams/?u=donnell&s=baseball&t=c Baseball for ages 9 - 12. Mt. Juliet Little League mjleague.org • 758-8991 T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 4 - 18.

basketball Season played: Winter for schools; spring and summer for leagues; skills camps in summer. Upward Basketball Church Leagues upward.org Twenty-two leagues in multiple Middle Tennessee counties for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.

davidson county

Bellevue Basketball Association bellevuebasketball.net • 642-9633 League play for boys ages 5 - 15 and girls ages 6 11. Teams play according to the National Alliance for Youth Sports guidelines. Metro Parks & Recreation nashville.gov/parks/athletics • 862-8424, ext. 345 Basketball leagues for ages 4 - 15. Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) Sports Camps montgomerybell.edu MBA’s sports’ camps include a basketball specialty camp for boys and girls in rising grade 2 - 8. Nashville Celtics nashvilleceltics.com • 724-2511 League play for ages 17 and younger. Youth Encouragement Services youthencouragement.org • 315-5333 League for inner-city school-age children runs November - February. Youth Inc. Junior Pro Basketball 1160 Gallatin Road South, Ste. 121, Madison youthincorporated.org • 865-0003 League play for ages 4 - 14. West Nashville Sports League wnsl.org • 376-4700 Summer basketball league play for children in grades 1 - 9.

rutherford county

Hooptown USA 6910 Stroop Lane, Smyrna hooptown.net • 459-7676 Summer basketball leagues for boys and girls in grades 4 - 6. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Youth League Basketball 907-2251 Offers youth basketball for ages 8 - 17. One Goal Sports 1009 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 League play for ages 6 - 12 from November to January. Registration begins in September. Smyrna Junior Basketball League smyrnajuniorbasketball.org Boys and girls ages 5 - 17 can join a basketball team.

sumner county

Gallatin Leisure Services eteamz.com/gallatinleisureservices • 451-5911 Youth Basketball Leagues for boys and girls ages 5 - 18. Hendersonville Parks and Recreation hendersonvilleparks.org • 822-3898 Youth league play for boys in grades 1 - 9 and girls in grades 1 - 12. Sign-ups in Sept./Oct. for a Nov. - Feb. season.

williamson county

A-Game goagame.com Middle and high school fall basketball leagues, travel teams for grades 4 - 8, private lessons and summer camps for kids. Franklin Youth Basketball Program 370-3471, ext. 17 Basketball for boys and girls ages 5 - 17 through Williamson County Parks and Recreation. Ultimate Sports Basketball Academy (USBA) usbasports.com Recreational and travel teams offered year round for children and youth of all ages. Also, summer camps available. Williamson County Athletics wcparksandrec.com • 799-9331 This website provides links to recreation complexes in Williamson County offering youth programs.

football Season played: Tackle: fall; touch and flag: spring and fall. Summer clinics and camps. Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org League football and cheerleading for kids ages 5 - 14 for several teams throughout Middle Tennessee. Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) 569-3817 • leaguelineup.com/msyfl League football and cheerleading ages 5 - 12 years for several teams throughout Middle Tennessee. Upward Sports upward.org • 800-585-4721 Offers flag football and cheerleading leagues through church organizations in several counties for kids in grades K - 6.

davidson county

Metro Parks and Recreation nashville.gov/parks/athletics • 862-8424 Flag football for ages 6 - 8, 9 - 11 and 12 - 14.


Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) leaguelineup.com/msyfl Football and cheerleading teams include: Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) Sports Camps montgomerybell.edu All-sports camps offered in the summer for kids. West Nashville Broncos • westnashvillebroncos.com Gra Mar Pirates • 299-9092 Una Bears • unarecreation.org • 399-1872 NCS Cobras • ncscobras.com Woodbine Colts • 730-3865 Flatrock Vols • Athletic Director • 585-2410 Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Bellevue Steelers • teampages.com/clubs/794 Football • 482-4628 Cheerleading • 306-4123 Bordeaux Eagles • bordeauxeagles.net • 429-8050 Donelson-Hermitage Warriors 543-6349 • dhwarriors.com Athletic Director • 349-0495 Cheerleading • 300-5836 East Side Bobcats • eteamz.com/EASTSIDEBOBCATS Middle Tennessee Bulldogs • mtbulldogs.org • 573-9966 Old Hickory Bulldawgs ohbulldawgs.com • Athletic Director • 710-6174 Waverly-Belmont Bulldogs Athletic Director • 668-9015 Cheerleading • 578-4608

rutherford county

Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) leaguelineup.com/msyfl Football and cheerleading teams include:

La Vergne Wolverines • lavergneyouthfootball.org Football • 506-5245 Cheerleading • 306-6308 Murfreesboro Blue Raiders murfreesboroblueraiders.com • 346-2822

Portland Youth Football League ptownfootball.com Football for ages 5 - 12 and cheerleading for ages 5 - 13.

williamson county

Murfreesboro Youth League Football allprosoftware.net/murfreesboroathletics • 893-1802 Football for ages 7 - 13.

A-Game goagame.com Flag football academy in the summer for grades K - 7; fall flag football for grades K - 7.

One Goal Sports onegoalsports.com • 896-7309 Flag football ages 7 - 12.

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include:

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Murfreesboro Mustangs murfreesboromustangs.com • 962-8028 Cheerleading • 962-2203 Smyrna Bulldogs smyrnayouthfootball.org Cheerleading • 679-6426

sumner county

Brentwood Blaze brentwoodblaze.org Football • 330-1010 Cheerleading • 479-3272 Franklin Cowboys franklincowboys.org Football • info@franklincowboys.org Cheerleading • cheer@franklincowboys.org Grassland Golden Eagles grasslandfootball.com

Mid-State Youth Football League (MSYFL) leaguelineup.com/msyfl Football and cheerleading includes:

Williamson County Parks and Recreation williamsoncounty-tn.gov • 370-3471 Flag football for boys and girls ages 7 - 13.

Hendersonville Knights hendersonvilleknights.com • 630-2637

wilson county

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Gallatin Green Wave • gyfl.org • 451-3040 Goodlettsville Trojans • Athletic Director • 400-4670 Hendersonville Titans hendersonvillecivitans.com Football • 495-4433 Cheerleading • 715-1626

Tennessee Youth Football Alliance (TYFA) • tyfa.org Football and cheerleading teams include: Lebanon Blue Devils lebanonyouthfootballandcheer.org Mt. Juliet Bears • 754-7314

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sports 4 kids hockey (inline/street/ice) Season played: Fall into spring, but clinics year-round.

davidson county

Nashville Youth Hockey League (NYHL) nyhl.com • 862-8480 ext. 261 Offers a NYHL House League in levels U8, U10, U12 and U14; a NYHL All-Star Team in levels U10, U12 and U14; a NYHL House Select Flyers Team in levels U10, U12 and U14 as well as a Nashville Junior Predators team in levels U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18. Games are played at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. Youth Incorporated 1160 Gallatin Road S., Ste. 121, Madison youthinchockey.com • 865-0003 Inline hockey for ages 4 - 17.

sumner county

Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association hihausa.com • 364-5598 Inline hockey for ages 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U.

williamson county

A-Game Youth Ice Hockey goagame.com/hockey Year round ice hockey for boys and girls ages 4 - 18. The fall/winter season runs Sept. - March. House leagues, travel teams, adult hockey and more.

lacrosse Season played: Summer. Indoor leagues year-round. Also see Tennessee Scholastic Lacrosse Association, http://leagueathletics.com/?org=tsla

davidson county

Lacrosse Nashville lacrossenashville.com email: lacrossenashville@comcast.net Lacrosse Nashville, located at 127 Franklin Road, started out as a lacrosse shop but quickly branched out. It is now involved with numerous lacrosse programs in the area, offering camps and clinics and a fall league for grades K 8. Currently, Lacrosse Nashville is offers a “Summer Camp Challenge,” June 4 - 7 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Father Ryan High School in Nashville for boys in grades K - 10th. Learn more at the web site. Lacrosse Nashville also spearheads Nashville Groove, a travel lacrosse program for ages U13, U15 and older (email rhett.douglas@gmail.com). TNLAX http://tnlax.org • tnlax@comcast.net The girl’s competitive lacrosse team founded in 2005 is out of Goodlettsville. Rosters are made up of girls from all around Middle Tennessee who play locally and out of state. The TNLAX season runs Jan. - Nov. TNLAX also offers leagues and clinics for girls in elementary and middle school.

rutherford county

Murfreesboro Lacrosse murfreesborolacrosse.com email: murfreesborolacrossee@gmail.com Summer lacrosse league for youth (grades 4 - 12). Spring seasonal play (early Feruary through May) is for kids in grades 1 - 12 in age groupings. Summer league sign ups are June 4 and 7 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the field at McKnight Park (120 DeJarnette Lane).

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Middle Tennessee Futbol Club mtfcsoccer.com Goodlettsville’s recreational soccer association provides play for ages 3 and older in division U4 - U18. Last year, MTFC launched a partnership with Tennessee United Soccer Club (TNFC) to create a U8 Academy Program for boys and girls transferring from recreational play to select. Learn more about this program at the website.

williamson county

Nashville Youth Soccer Association nysa-soccer.org • 268-6349 or 944-4271 Fall and spring recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 3 - 18. Also annually hosts a Kick It 3v3 soccer shootout each June, taking place this year June 9 - 10.

Sumner County Lacrosse Association http://sumnerlacrosse.org email: jim.bressoud@sumnerlacrosse.org Clinics are planned for the summer; send an e-mail if you’re interested in lacrosse for your son or daughter in grades 3 - 5. There are currently six lacrosse teams in Sumner County in middle and high school. A-Game goagame.com Fall leagues for boys and gilrls in grades 4 - 8. Summer camps for boys and girls ages 8 - 18. Brentwood Lacrosse Club brentwoodlax.com/Mike Skiera, president 236-2566 email: mskyboys@comcast.net Boys lacrosse offered as a club sport for Brentwood High School and Brentwood Middle and their “feeder” schools (grades 4 - 6). Also helps to facilitate the BrentwoodFranklin Summer Lacrosse League and a Lightning Lacrosse - Duke Lacrosse Camp over four days this month. Williamson County Lacrosse wclax.org • 373-2550 email: info@wclax.org Indoor summer camps (June/July) for boys and girls ages 8 - 12 (in age groups) at the Indoor Arena at Crockett Park. Indoor winter league for boys in grades 5 - 12. Summer camps for boys and girls in grades 2 - 6. Indoor lacrosse games are played at the Indoor Arena at Crockett Park. A boys-only camp takes place in August. Indoor lacrosse offered in the winter.

soccer Season played: Spring, summer, fall. Indoor leagues in winter. Tennessee Soccer tnsoccer.org Tennessee State Soccer Association is the overseeing organization for more than 41,000 registered youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. It also facilitate the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for boys and girls. Upward Sports upward.org • 800-585-4721 The largest Christian sports league for kids, soccer leagues (and other sports) are facilitated through church organizations in several Middle Tennessee counties for children in grades K - 6.

davidson county

Harpeth Youth Soccer Association 7820 Coley Davis Rd., Nashville hysa-tn.org • 662-1466 Harpeth Youth Soccer Association offers select soccer in fall and spring for girls and boys in divisions U3 through U12. Metro Parks and Recreation nashville.gov/parks/athletics • 862-8424, ext. 345 Soccer for ages 9 and under.

St. Bartholomew’s Soccer Academy 4800 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville stbsoccer.com • 377-4750 Recreational soccer for ages 3 - 9.

rutherford county

Murfreesboro Soccer Club murfreesborosoccer.com • 714-0379 Recreational soccer for boys and girls in divisions U5 - U19 in the spring. Select soccer (Murfreesboro Strikers) for boys and girls in divisions U8 - U19 for spring and fall seasons. Tryouts for select take place in late May/early June. North Rutherford Soccer Association nrssoccer.org • 223-1NRS (1677) Recreational soccer for boys and girls in divisions U5 - 19. Select soccer (Stones River Futbol Club) for boys and girls in divisions U8 - U18. Tryouts for select take place in early June.

sumner county

Gallatin Soccer Club gallatinsoccerclub.org • 451-3116 Recreational soccer for boys and girls ages 3 - 17. Hendersonville Soccer Club hvillesoccer.org Recreational fall and spring soccer for children ages U4 - U18. Summer camps are offered in conjunction with Tennessee United Soccer Club and Middle Tennessee Futbol Club. Middle Tennessee Futbol Club mtfc.com Recreational fall and spring soccer for children ages U4 - U18. Summer camps are offered in conjunction with Tennessee United Soccer Club and Hendersonville Soccer Club. Portland Soccer Club portlandtnsoccerclub.com Soccer for youth ages U3 - U14. Tennessee United Soccer Club tnunited.com Select soccer program for age groups U8 - U19. Competitive travel teams play fall and spring seasons. Tryouts in June for the fall season.


White House Youth Soccer leaguelineup.com/whys Soccer for youth ages U4 - U14. White House Soccer Club is the select team affiliate.

williamson county

Tennessee Football Club tennesseesoccerclub.com Brentwood Soccer Club and Tennessee Futbol Club completed a merger last month, bringing together Williamson County’s two top competitive leagues into one. Select soccer for boys and girls in age divisions U8 - U19. Tryouts take place in late May/early June for fall/spring seasons. Williamson County Soccer Association williamsoncountysoccer.com • 791-0590 Recreational soccer for boys and girls in U5 - U19 divisions. Offers indoor and outdoor play, camps and clinics. Williamson County Parks and Recreation wcparksandrec.com Provides recreational summer 3v3 youth soccer for girls and boys, a boys’ winter league and a Tiny Tots clinic. For information about the program, contact Amber Morris at amberh@williamson-tn.org or Jen Barnes at jenb@ williamson-tn.org. Also, open play soccer is available for $3 per person at Brentwood Arena (377-6530) or the Franklin Arena (790-5792). Call ahead for times and availablility.

wilson county

Lebanon Youth Soccer Association lysatn.com Recreational soccer for ages U4 - U17. Lebanon Soccer Club Select soccer for boys and girls in U9 - U18 divisions.

Mt. Juliet Soccer Association PO Box 1685, Mt. Juliet mjsoccer.org • 754-2380 Recreational league with fall and spring seasons for ages 4 - 18. Wilson County Soccer Club lysatn.com Select soccer for boys and girls in U10 - U17 divisions.

tennis Season played: Spring and summer.

davidson county

Centennial Sportsplex Tennis Center 224 25th Ave. N., Nashville sportsplextennis.com • 862-8490 Private and small group lessons. Clinics also available for ages 5 and older.

rutherford county

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Tennis Lessons • 907-2251 Tennis lessons for ages 8 and older through the Murfreesboro Tennis Association.

sumner county

Gallatin Leisure Services 210 Albert Gallatin Ave., Gallatin eteamz.com/gallatinleisureservices • 451-5911 Tennis lessons and clinics for ages 5 and older. Hendersonville Parks and Recreation 101 Maple Drive N., Hendersonville hendersonvilleparks.org • 822-3898 Tennis lessons for ages 6 - 18.

williamson county

Williamson County Parks and Recreation wcparksandrec.com • Franklin Recreation Complex 1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin wcprathletics.org • 790-5719 Classes and lessons in tennis for all ages. • Longview Recreation Complex 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill 302-0971, ext. 22 Tennis clinics for ages 8 and older. • Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex 920 Heritage Way, Brentwood wcprathletics.org • 370-3471 Tennis for all ages.

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3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 794-2918 camps.deerrunretreat.org • registration@deerrunretreat.org On 100 wooded acres just south of Franklin. Campers grow in character, respect, leadership and build life-long friendships. Six nights (Sun. p.m. - Sat. a.m.). Preteen to high school (completed grades 3 - 12). Activities include horseback riding, aqua park, kayaks, zip line, ropes course, climbing tower, paintball, night hiking, BB guns, archery, wiffle ball, wild water games, skits, worship, small group Bible study. Campers receive a t-shirt and DVD of their week. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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757 CR 614, Mentone, AL 800-882-0722 riverviewcamp.com • info@riverviewcamp.com Voted #1 sleep-away camp seven years in a row in the Best of Parenting reader’s poll. Only two hours away from Nashville. One- and two-week sessions available for girls 6 - 16. Members of Christian Camping International and accredited by AEE and ACA. Traditional camp activities offered and facilities include a heated pool, tennis courts, climbing tower, horseback riding, bathrooms and showers in all cabins and more. Campers select six activities to take daily. 5:1 camper-to-counselor ratio. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

TPGA Junior Golf Academy

400 Franklin Road, Franklin 790-7600 golfhousetennessee.com/academy • gcude@pgahq.com The TPGA Junior Golf Academy is an overnight camp for ages 10 - 17. Located at the 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

YMCA Camp Ocoee

111 YMCA Drive, Ocoee 423-338-5588 campocoee.com • info@campocoee.com 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 much more. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch 360-2267 campwidji.org • dlogsdon@ymcamidtn.org 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

LOCAL/DAY CAMPS Academy Child Development Centers and Preschools 201 Westwood Place, Brentwood 221-5155 1401 Baffin Lane, Franklin 771-1131 104 Prospect Ave., Franklin 790-6737 771-2898 270 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 151 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville 824-1159 890-5885 1404 Gateway Blvd., Murfreesboro (coming soon) 7836 Old Harding Pike, Nashville 646-6171 4615 Thompson’s Ridge Road, Thompson’s Station 591-4040 academychilddevelopment.com This summer your kids can GROW, LEARN, PLAY! The Academy “wows” 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 Child Care Centers in Williamson County for ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 and ‘11.

The Art Barn

8190 Hwy 99, Rockvale 722-1026 www.theartbarntn.com • info@theartbarntn.com Six different week-long art camps: dioramas, mosaic, sculpture, paper/journal making, storybook illustration, folk figures. Ages 5 - 10 and 11 - 16. Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. All materials provided. Only $150 per camp/per child.

The Arts Place

15354 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville 294-1041 theartsplace.org • miriam@theartsplace.org At The Arts Place, experience ways to unleash your creativity! Join us for workshops, camps, productions and more. “Punchinello” an original musical based on Max Lucado’s Wemmicks books, Mar. 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Nashville, Wallace Chapel. Tickets are $10, children under 12 $5.

Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies, Belmont University

1900 Belmont Ave., Nashville 460-6431 belmont.edu/biology/bbb • terri.templeman@belmont.edu Our 20th year. 2- or 3-hour day camps introduce children to the biology of insects and other arthropods. Short field trips to collect and observe insects taken daily. Children are encouraged to bring in insects for discussion. Materials such as collecting equipment, field guides and refreshments will be provided. Class sizes range from 10 - 20 students. All classes will meet on Belmont University campus.

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Boy Scouts of America Day Camps

Various locations 383-9724 mtcbsa.org The BSA offers 23 Middle Tennessee day camps for rising grade 1 – 5 boys. Non-scouts are welcome to attend. This Mon. – Fri. camp offers activities such as water excitement, archery and bb shooting sports, crafts, nature projects, scout skills and other themed activities. Overnight camps are also available for boys ages 7 – 18.

SUMMER CAMP IS HERE! REGISTER TODAY Act Too Players and The Boiler Room Theatre have been conducting camps together for 9 years. The partnership provides students the best theatrical experience in Williamson County. Every student gets the opportunity to rehearse with the best directors, musical directors, and technical staff. Our goal is to instruct your child on the art of theatre while providing a fun, safe, environment.

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“Our Broadway bound kids are working professionally and performing in Nashville and all around the country!” Sondra Morton, Act Too founder.

Brentwood Academy Summer Camps

219 Granny White Pike, Brentwood 373-0611 x165 brentwoodacademy.com/camps • mike_vazquez@brentwoodacademy.com 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

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3139 Blue Buck Creek Road, Duck River 383-0589 campidyllwild.com • campidyllwild@gmail.com A unique day camp to inspire children with a love for nature. Eco-science and nature-based programs as well as traditional summer activities. Learn about animal habitats and ecology. Arts and crafts, organic gardening, archery, wall climbing, rappelling, pottery, wood and leather working, and caring for the camp’s three Alpacas. Bus transportation from Nashville and Franklin. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Camp St. Cecilia

4210 Harding Road, Nashville 298-4525 stcecilia.edu • pikea@stcecilia.edu Camp St. Cecilia offers camps in arts, athletics and academics for girls ages 4 - 17. New camps this year include lacrosse, babysitter training, science olympics, core conditioning, dance and service. Come be a Scarab this summer at St. Cecilia Academy! Morning and afternoon sessions available. Visit our website for more information. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Camp Renaissance - The Renaissance Center

855 Hwy 46 S., Dickson 740-5600 rcenter.org • laura.jackson@rcenter.org Located at historical Ruskin Cave in Dickson County, Camp Renaissance adventure camp features Yellow Creek and natural caves. Campers enjoy rappelling, wall climbing, zip lining, swimming, skeet shooting, riflery, archery, fishing, rafting, nature hikes, arts and crafts, and more. Ages 6 - 14. Roundtrip bus from Bellevue, Kingston Springs and The Renaissance Center.

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Cheekwood Summer Camps

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville 353-9827 cheekwood.org/education/summer_camps • kterrell@cheekwood.org Give an experience of a lifetime in Cheekwood’s museum of art, botanical garden and art studios. Cheekwood brings hands-on fun into our educational programming. Make creative artwork or get your hands dirty gardening. Our staff provides interactive projects and quality materials for your camp to explore and have fun.

The Covenant School Summer Camp Program

33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville 467-2313 thecovenantschool.com • tclement@thecovenantschool.com We’ll be digging into science and nature, cooking southern style, exploring the arts, going on an Indiana Jones adventure, sports of all sorts and more! Covenant camps will run from the week of Jun. 11 through the week of Jul. 16. Call or visit our website for more information. continued on page 53 ...

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506 Legacy Drive, Smyrna 378-7845 carpeartista.com • ron.alley@carpeartista.com Need a place where you can be active, creative and dramatic? Spring Break and Summer Arts Camps by Carpe Artista/Actors Point Theatre, located in Smyrna and Hendersonville. Children grades 3 – 12 will experience dramatic theater, visual arts and a rock band experience. Registration information is available online.

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871 Seven Oaks Blvd., Smyrna 459-5512 cmegym.com • cmegym@aol.com We are offering seven themed one-week day camps for Summer 2012! Each camp offers swimming lessons, special themes, and field trips. Registration starts Mar. 1. Before- and after-care available. Number of students is limited so register early. See our website for all the details.

Creekside Riding Academy Horse Camp

2359 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin 595-7547 creeksideridingstables.com • creeksidestables@gmail.com Offers summer riding day camps, Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. every week during June and July. Lessons and family trail rides also available. Lessons and camps teach proper riding techniques, grooming, safe handling and tacking up. Fun and adventure for ages 5 and up.

Currey Ingram Academy Summer Camps

6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood 507-3176 curreyingram.org/camps • bev.fulkerson@curreyingram.org Summer is around the corner, and the fun awaits at Currey Ingram Academy. Whether it’s rock-and-roll, theater, sports, arts, adventure or horses, we’ve got you covered. Our camps are held on our 83-acre campus just 8 - 10 miles form downtown Nashville and Cool Springs. Summer with us in Beech Creek Valley.

Dance and Drama at Franklin School of Performing Arts

1885 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 377-9606 franklinschoolofperformingarts.com • info@franklinschoolofperformingarts.com Featuring one week summer camps: Ballet Princess (ages 4 - 8); Dance Sampler (ages 6 - 10); Jazz and Tap (ages 7 - 12); and Hip-Hop and Street Dance (age 6 - 13). Also offering weekly classes in acting, creative movement, ballet, jazz, tap, modern, fitness for kids (ages 8 - 12) and stretching (ages 10 18). Celebrating our 21st year! View our website for camp details.

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Discovery Center at Murfree Spring

502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro 890-2300 discoverycenteronline.org There’s something for everyone at our hands-on summer camps! From science survival to art to game show camps, there’s something for every child. Member registration begins Feb. 1. Non-member registration begins Mar. 1. Call or visit our website for more information.

David Deaton Karate Studios

Brentwood 377-1100 Hendersonville 824-9111 Mt. Juliet 754-6878 daviddeaton.com Martial arts summer camp! Three four-week sessions will be held in June, July and August. Free tuition. Act now!

Deer Run Christian Camps

3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station 794-2918 camps.deerrunretreat.org • registration@deerrunretreat.org Grades K - 5 and Adventure Day Camps grades 6 - 8. On 100 wooded acres just south of Franklin. Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., extended care available. Bus service from six locations. Aqua park, kayaks, zip line, kickball, BB guns, archery, crafts, climbing tower, creek wading, worship, interactive Bible study. Adventure Camps include 3-D archery, Leap of Faith, paintball, tree climbing with ropes and harnesses, outdoor education and survival skills. Campers receive a t-shirt and DVD of their week. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Dr. Friday’s Entrepreneurship Camp for Kids

5115 Maryland Way, Brentwood 367-0819 drfriday.com/kids • friday@drfriday.com We provide real situations that reward focus, determination, teamwork, creativity, communication skills and self-esteem. The children enjoy participating in hands-on activities to learn the business basics and have fun doing it. Children ages 8 - 14 yrs. Visit our website for prices, dates and times. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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The Dancer’s School

2159 N. Thompson Lane C-5, Murfreesboro 907-1155 thedancersschool.com • thedancersschool@live.com June/July Summer Dance dates TBA April 2. Email or call to request registration information. Ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, contemporary. Ages 3 - adult. Disciplined, fun classes. 40 year tradition of stellar service.

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7401 Hwy. 100, Nashville 301-8916 bigecamps.com • smith@ensworth.com Big E Sports Camps offers a fun opportunity to improve skills and more! Various camps and leagues offered to boys and girls grades K – 12. Excellence in teaching and coaching. Up-to-the-minute facilities and equipment. A welcoming community of coaches, counselors and campers.

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700 Norwood Drive, Nashville 383-9056 fatherryan.org/camps Sessions begin May 28 and run through July 20. Camps offered for rising K – grade 12 in activities like sports, art and web design. New offerings include a strength training camp. After-care available. Registration and schedules available online. Early registration discount available through Feb. 15.

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Fellowship School of Dance

1210 Franklin Road, Brentwood 277-9434 fellowshipnashville.org/children/school-of-dance Dance this summer at Fellowship School of Dance! We are pleased to offer a variety of dance camps and intensive training opportunities for students ranging from ages 3 - 20. Class size is limited, so register early.

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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!

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Franklin Road Academy

4700 Franklin Road, Nashville 831-0769 franklinroadacademy.com • martinj@franklinroadacademy.com With new and exciting camps, Summer FRA is the place to be for your camp experience! Camps for preK - grade 8, as well as adults. Offering the ultimate in scheduling flexibility with week-long, half-day camps including sports, enrichment, arts and academics. Half-day camps can be combined to make a full day and create a one-of-a-kind camp experience. Extended day service offered for before and after camps. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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1113 Murfreesboro Road, #360, Franklin 861-3668 letsgetgoofy.com Your camper will have a blast at our one-week day camps. Sessions run Jun. 11 - 15, Jun. 25 - 29, Jul. 9 -13, and Jul. 23 - 27 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Activities include arts and crafts, Nerf battles, tie-dye t-shirts, trampoline, bumper cars, lazer frenzy, arcade fun, make your own pizza, movies, goofball olympics and much more. 7385 Old Harding Road, Nashville 662-1466 hysa-tn.org HYSA has an array of camps and clinics available to soccer players of all ages and skill levels. Great coaches and great facilities.

Holly Tree Christian Preschool Summer Quest

3421 Old Anderson Road, Antioch 366-1750 1384 Holly Tree Gap Road, Brentwood 377-6636 122 Seaboard Lane, Franklin 371-8091 hollytreechildcare.com Holly Tree schools are about faith, family, and summer fun. Featuring cool fun for hot days as well as special guests and water fun too. Summer themed weekly chapel and JAM classes (Jesus and Me!) with experienced children’s minister on staff. The summer is no time to slow down at Holly Tree where they kick into overdrive to make the most of the summer season.


Jan Williams School of Music and Theatre

500 Wilson Pike Circle, Ste. 104, Brentwood 371-8086 janwilliamsmusic.com Serving Middle Tennessee since 1984. Kindermusik Adventure Camps for ages infant - 5 yrs. Keyboard camps for ages 4 - 8 yrs. Music theater camps for ages 4 yrs. - teens. Partnership/performances with beautiful Town Centre Theatre in Brentwood. Programs performed at the end of each camp.

Let it Shine Gymnastics

1892 Gen. George Patton Drive, Franklin 369-3547 lisgym.com • gyminfo@letitshinegym.com 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

Mr Bond the Science Guy Summer Camps

Multiple locations including MPA, Harding Academy, GJCC and BGA 573-2702 keith@mrbondscienceguy.com Energy Camp, CSI-Nashville, Space Camp, Crazy Chemistry Camp, Bizarre Science, Mini Bizarre Science (perfect for 4 - 5 year olds) and Environmental Science. Come have fun and learn. As Mr. Bond says, “Just Goo It!”

Montessori School of Franklin

244 Noah Drive, Franklin 794-0567 montessorifranklin.org • office@montessorifranklin.org Offering a summer program open to all students. Children ages 2.5 to 12 yrs. can participate in a program that maintains the elements of a traditional Montessori atmosphere while enjoying enrichment activities such as music and movement, Spanish lessons, yoga, cooking, and art.

Montgomery Bell Academy Sports Camps

4001 Harding Road, Nashville 369-5368 montgomerybell.edu/camps • mike.martin@montgomerybell.edu Montgomery Bell Academy’s more than 100 different camps and classes allow rising kindergartners to high school boys and girls to fill their summer with activities. Sports, outdoor adventure, art, cooking driver’s ed, leadership, study skills, and computer are just a few of the myriad offerings. Check out our website for all the information.

Our Savior Lutheran Academy Camps

5110 Franklin Road, Nashville 833-1500 oslanashville.org Weekly camps begin Jun. 11. More than 20 camps (both half- and full-day options) in a great Christian environment at an affordable price.

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary

545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood 370-4672 owlshill.org • owlshill@bellsouth.net Owl’s Hill Camps offer “Summer As It Used To Be!” Camps include Screech Owl (ages 5 - 7), Nature Ranger (ages 8 - 11) and Adventurers (ages 5 - 11). All feature nature-related activities, catching tadpoles, building forts and wildlife programs featuring live animals. Sessions are small so campers get personal attention.

School of Nashville Ballet

3630 Redmon St., Nashville 297-2966 ext. 33 nashvilleballet.com • kspinazzola@nashvilleballet.com Dance camps and junior intensives for students ages 3 - 15. Half- and full-day options are available with locations in both Nashville and Brentwood. Students bring their own sack lunch and drink. Have fun, make new friends and learn from the best.

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330 Franklin Road, Brentwood 371-5437 204 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville 824-8002 my-gym.com/brentwood • my-gym.com/hendersonville Morning and afternoon camps for ages 2.5 - 7 yrs. Age-appropriate activities include gymnastics, arts and crafts, story time, music, sports, and more. Weekly themes keep things fresh. Ask about our drop-off program to help make things easier on you. Camp schedules available online. Space is limited.

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3711 Reed Harris Road, Lewisburg 931-364-7656 hortonhaven.org • info@hortonhaven.org Come out and explore! Each day is filled with laughter and adventure. Activites include inflatable water slides, bible lessons, crafts, guided horseback rides, swimming and much more. Choose from three oneweek sessions or come back for all three (Jun. 25 - 29, Jul. 19 - 23 and Jul. 16 - 20). Space is limited. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp/TN Teens Rock Camp Murfreesboro and Nashville sgrrc.org • tnrockcamp.org Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp is a summer day camp for girls ages 10 - 17. SGRRC’s mission is to support a culture of positive self-esteem and collaboration among girls while building community through music. SGRRC recognizes the potential of every young woman to be a strong, talented, creative and empowered individual while providing a safe space where all girls rock.

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Tennessee PGA Junior Golf - Golf House Tennessee

400 Franklin Road, Franklin 790-7600 golfhousetennessee.com The TPGA Junior Golf Academy is an overnight camp for ages 10 - 17. Located at the Golf House Tennessee Learning Center, the Academy is for players of all ability levels. The Golf House Tennessee Learning Center also offers day clinics for ages 4 - 17.

Travellers Rest Plantation

636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville 832-8197 travellersrestplantation.org • tonya@travellersrestplantation.org Travellers Rest’s summer camps are one of Nashville’s best hidden treasures full of adventure, creativity, mystery, and fun! Learn the mysteries of the past with History’s Mysteries camp. Put a stitch in time with our great sewing camp. Become a museum leader in the Junior Docent program. Or embark on an adventure with Civil War and Frontier Adventure camp! see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

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2000 Edgehill Ave., Nashville 566-7046 usn.org/summer • jkleiner@usn.org Make USN Summer Camps your choice for a fun and enriching experience this summer. Many of the camps are led by members of our talented faculty who bring their expertise and varied passions to diverse programming in sports, academics, the arts and technology. Flexible morning and afternoon scheduling allows either full- or half-day experiences. After-care available from 4 - 5 p.m. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Vanderbilt Tennis Camps

2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville 322-4193 vucommodores.com/tenniscamps • brad.c.roby@vanderbilt.edu Three one-week camps, taught by Vanderbilt varsity tennis coaches. Open to ages 7 - 17.

Watkins College of Art and Design

2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville 383-4848 watkins.edu/community • community@watkins.edu Watkins’ Summer of the Arts programs provide art-making experiences that engage and inspire youth ages 5 - 18 to find their inner artist. The fundamentals of art are taught while individual creativity and self-expression are encouraged. Class topics include clay, cartooning, bookmaking, printmaking, painting, fiber arts and more.

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, TN 37013 360-2267 campwidji.org • dlogsdon@ymcamidtn.org Voted #1 Day Camp by Nashville Parent readers 14 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, Tom Sawyer swing, The Blob, 150 ft. 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.

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Camps offered at participating school locations 259-3418 ymcafunco.org 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.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS Abacus Math Club

845 Bell Road, Ste. 115, Antioch 656-3532 abacusmathnashville.com • inga@taskwhiz.com Discover your child’s math potential through a unique, fun learning tool, the abacus. Children learn to do math operations on an abacus and then in their own minds ... without a calculator! Children learn math in an intuitive, tactile way. They will develop mental math skills and right brain thinking all while having fun! 10 classes meet once per week for two hours in the evenings or on Sundays. Ages 5 - 12.

Above The Rim Basketball Academy

Holloway High School, 619 S. Highland Ave., Murfreesboro 390-0982 abovetherimgym.com Offering year-round after-school basketball programs for individuals and groups ages 6 - 17. We take skills to a higher level, stressing fundamentals and shaping character. Developmental program for boys and girls ages 7 - 16. All skill levels welcome. Travel basketball program also available. AAU Member.

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Bolton Music Therapy

Serving All of Middle Tennessee 715-1232 boltonmusictherapy@gmail.com Offering individual and group music therapy services, regular and adaptive guitar and piano lessons, parent-child music classes and musical birthday parties. Drumming classes designed to improve communication and leisure skills for children with developmental disabilities starting soon in Murfreesboro and Franklin. Our mission is to use music to look beyond limitations and discover the ability of each child. see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Dance in Bloom

7982 Coley Davis Road, Bellevue 662-4819 danceinbloom.com • info@danceinbloom.com Located just off I-40 and Hwy. 70 in Bellevue, Dance in Bloom offers excellent classes for ages 2 and up. Quality training (with an emphasis on proper technique and terminology) is offered in a fun and upbeat environment. Classes available in creative movement, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pom and tumbling. Fun and affordable birthday party packages are also available!

E.T.C. Gymnastics

1137 Haley Road, Murfreesboro 867-6900 1932 Almaville Road, Smyrna 617-7644 etcgymnastics.com • coachken@etcgymnastics.com 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 599-7003 ebdtdanceandarts.ning.com • ebdtdance@ureach.com 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. Non-mandatory in-school dance concerts to teach performance skills.

The Goddard School

1101 Moher Drive, Franklin 595-2525 108 Cinema Drive, Hendersonville 822-9300 goddardschool.com The summer program at The Goddard School is a unique blend of fun and learning. Energetic teams of

Mobile Music Academy

mobilemusicacademy.com • info@mobilemusicacademy.com 301-8589 We bring high-quality music instruction from fun, energetic, qualified teachers directly to you. We provide lessons throughout the day and evening for piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, band and orchestral. Special rates available for lessons before 3 p.m. We teach all ages.

Mpact Sports

1647 Mallory Lane, Ste. 102, Brentwood 377-3444 mpactgymnastics.com MPACT your child’s school year with the right balance of athletic training, character building and social/ team outlets. Gymnastics for 10 mos. - adult, cheer for 5 - 18 yrs. and martial arts for ages 4 - 104. Competitive teams and proper training. Low teacher/student ratios. Our goal is to help your child develop to their fullest within their sport of choice and encourage learning. Come see why Mpact is the best kept secret in Cool Springs!

Music Together Now at Bolton Music Therapy

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

School of Dance and Music

2001 Blair Blvd., Nashville 298-5271 2228 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 754-9186 danceandmusicnow.com Over 40 years of dance history. Now offering top quality music instruction. A focus on quality instruction, and customer service. Dance classes available 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. Voted #1 dance studio by Nashville Parent readers for 10 consecutive years! see our expanded listing online at nashvilleparent.com

Stevens Family Taekwondo

440 Rice Street, Murfreesboro 893-5304 805 Commercial Court, Murfreesboro stevensfamilytkd.com • stevensfamilytkd@yahoo.com 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

Sylvan Learning Centers

1227 Lakeview Drive, Unit 4, Franklin 790-8775 sylvanfranklin@gmail.com 2000 Richard Jones Road, Suite 178, Nashville (Green Hills) 292-3900 sylvangreenhills@gmail.com 110 Glancy St., Suite 211, Nashville (Rivergate) 860-9111 northdavidsonsylvan@gmail.com Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages and skill levels. Our tutors tailor individualized learning plans that build the skills, habits and attitudes students need to succeed in school and in life. Affordable tutoring instruction in math, reading, writing, study skills, homework help and test prep. Visit one of our centers or call for a free consultation.

Trevecca Summer Institute

333 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville 248-1545 trevecca.edu • ddiehl@trevecca.edu College pre for high school students featuring Brian Balmages. Performance in a large ensemble. Group instruction. Private instruction. College prep symposium in: building a resumé; and preparing for an audition; identifying and applying for scholarships. Electives in composing, theory, and music technology.

Wado Karate Centers

2444 Morris Gentry Blvd., Antioch 399-3992 406 Two Mile Pike, Goodlettsville 859-9473 667 Presidents Place, Smyrna 399-3992 wadokaratecenters.com • taylorhayden@msn.com Two-week “Quick Start Program” for $19.95. For ages 3 - adult. Designed to instill self-control, selfconfidence and boost self-esteem. Our classes are the product of more than 40 years of refinement and offer life skills along with karate skills. Call or email for more information or to register. continued on page 64 ...

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2298 Barfield Road, Murfreesboro 896-3118 barfieldschoolofdance.com • mail@barfieldschoolofdance.com We offer dance instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip-hop, Irish, Kinderdance and Kindermusik, ages newborn - adult. All programs are developmentally appropriate and designed to meet the needs of each dancer. Our goal is to develop within each dancer a love for and a skill in the art of dance providing a sound dance education.

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Amazing Wonders Aviation VBS. Join us each evening for worship, bible study, crafts, missions, recreation and more as we learn about God’s amazing power. Free admission. Register online.

Covenant Presbyterian Church 33 Burton Hills Blvd., Nashville covenantpres.com Jun. 4 - 8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • Rising K - grade 5

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The King is Coming! In five packed days, the children will get a broad overview of the history of redemption, from Creation and the Fall to Jesus’ return: the King was promised, has come, and is coming again. Our VBS includes live music, skits, storytelling, bible memorization, crafts, snacks, a mission focus, and recreation.

Cross Point Church

4301 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 7675 Hwy 70 S., Bellevue crosspoint.tv/cpsummerlights • jt@crosspoint.tv Jun. 5 - 8 • Rising K - grade 5

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First Baptist Church

200 East Main St., Murfreesboro fbcmboro.com • shay@fbcmboro.org Jun. 11 - 15, 9 a.m. - noon • Pre-K - grade 8

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Harpeth Hills Church of Christ

1949 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood harpethhills.org/vbs2012 • lacyj@harpethhills.org June. 10 - 13, 7 - 9 p.m. • 4 yrs. - grade 6

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Calling all Superheroes! This year’s theme is Superheroes of the Faith. Come and learn about Joseph, Elijah, Josiah, Daniel and the greatest superhero of all, Jesus! Not only will there be Superhero training i.e. great bible teaching, but games, crafts and a super snack are all part of the experience. This year promises to be tons of fun with awesome giveaways for each kid each day. Register via email.

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410 W McKnight Drive, Murfreesboro 3bconline.com • karen@3bconline.com Jun. 4 - 8, 9 a.m. - noon • Entering Pre-K - grade 5

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VBS @ 3BC! VBS 2012 is cleared for takeoff! We will see lives changed as kids tour the wonders of God’s creation and explore his awesome power. Our VBS includes our Wednesday night Open House, Jun. 6, 6 p.m. Our VBS is open to entering Kindergarteners through completed 5th graders. Register for this free event online.

Trinity United Methodist Church

2303 Jones Blvd., Murfreesboro trinityumcmurfreesboro.org • christianed@trinityumcmurfreesboro.org Jun. 10 - 15, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. • 3 yrs. - grade 6

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4930 Nolensville Road, Nashville 833-6519 thbc.com • lynne@thbc.com Jun. 25 - 29, 9 a.m. - noon • 3 yrs. - grade 6 Get ready to fly through The Amazing Wonders of Aviation! We will discover God’s amazing power through bible study, crafts, games, and snacks. We will also have prize drawings for a Nintendo DS, Target gift cards, and more for those who attend all five days. We would love to have you!


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he Belcourt Theater hosts Castles in the Sky Miyazaki, Takahata & the Masters of Studio Ghibli, a retrospective of animated, family-friendly films from Japan’s famous Studio Ghibli (often referred to as the “Disney” of Japan). The series includes 15 films featuring new 35mm prints. Among the offerings are My Neighbor Totoro (pictured), Castle in the Sky and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. Many of the films will be presented in both subtitled versions and ones dubbed in English, featuring voice talents of Shia LeBeouf, Anna Paquin, Mark Hamill, Dakota Fanning and more. The Belcourt is located at 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. Movie times vary. Individual ticket prices are $8.75 adults ($7.25 matinee), $7.25 students ($6.25 matinee), $7.25 children. Five-pass and full-pass discounted packages are available. Call 383-9140 or visit belcourt.org.

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FREE Tales at Twilight Families can enjoy an evening of live entertainment. Red Caboose Park on Highway 70, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

Wetland Walk All ages can explore the wetlands with a

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sat 2 37th Annual Town & Country Tour of Homes The

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FREE Big Band Dance All ages can enjoy dancing and music with The Moonlighters. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville. gov/parks. FREE Kids Workshop Ages 5 - 12 can build an organizer

FREE Friday Night Live All ages can bring lawn chairs and

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Full Moon Pickin’ Party All ages can enjoy live bluegrass

music under the light of the full moon. Steeplechase Barn at the Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 7 - 11 p.m.; $15 in advance/$20 at the gate adults, $10 ages 7 - 15, free ages 6 and younger, $5 pickers with an approved instrument; 370-8053 or friendsofwarnerparks.com.

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Secret Garden Tour View seven different private gardens in

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Seeds of Hope Garden Tour Visit six gardens in Oak Hill,

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FREE Shakespeare Allowed All ages can participate in (or just listen to) a reading of The Comedy of Errors. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St., Nashville; 12 - 3 p.m.; nashvilleshakes. org. Small Fry Tri Ages 2 - 6 can participate in a mini-triathlon

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Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. FREE Super Saturday All ages can play on the kids’ activity

Taste of Music City This benefit for the Martha O’Bryan

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sun 3 37th Annual Town & Country Tour of Homes Please see Saturday, June 2 listing.

FREE There are Many Sides to a Story All ages can hear

Sounds Baseball Cheer for

viewpoints from Civil War soldier and civilian re-enactors and see historic weapon demonstrations. Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Walk Like MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosts this fundraising walk. Bicentennial Mall, 600 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville; 9:30 a.m.; $20 adults, $15 ages 5 - 21 (plus pledges raised); walklikemadd.org.

table, participate in craft projects and enjoy cookies and lemonade. Parent-Teacher Stores: 2214 Bandywood Drive, Nashville (292-3533); 203 Williamson Square, Franklin (599-3477); 131 John Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro (895-6131); and 780 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville (859-3007); parent-teacherstoreusa. com.

mon 4 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can learn about bugs. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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chool’s out, but your local library wants to keep kids reading during the 2012 Summer Reading Program in June and July. Readers can set goals and earn prizes for reaching them. This year’s theme is “Dream Big — Read.” Area libraries host hundreds of events ranging from storytime and craft workshops to puppet shows and guest appearances by local children’s entertainers, including Rachel Sumner, magician Scott Cantrell, Safari Greg and Mr. Bond, Science Guy. Participation in the program is free. For a complete list of events, visit one of the websites below:

Snack Attack! All ages

can make banana pops. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Sounds Baseball

Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Davidson County library.nashville.org Rutherford County La Vergne • lavergne.org Linebaugh, MGL, Smyrna, Eagleville • linebaugh.org

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see “Giving Back,” page 31.

Williamson County Bethesda, College Grove, Fairview, Franklin, Leiper’s Fork, Nolensville lib.williamsontn.org/library Spring Hill • springhilllibrary.org Wilson County Lebanon • lebanonlibrary.net Mt. Juliet • mtjulietlibrary.net

Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner performs at various libraries during the 2012 Summer Reading Program.

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.

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FREE Live at The Avenue All ages can listen to live music by the WannaBeatles. The Avenue Murfreesboro, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy.; 7 - 9 p.m.; shoptheavenue.com. Nature Nuts All ages can meet Otus the Screech Owl. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make Father’s Day photo frames. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 8902300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Tricycle Takeover Ages 3 - 5 can bring their favorite

riding toy and helmet for a ride, then play with sidewalk chalk. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Road, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

fri 8 A Bad Year for Tomatoes This Encore Theatre Company production opens today. Please see “On Stage,” page 89, for details.

Beauty and the Beast Jr. This Center for the Arts production opens today. Please see “On Stage,” page 89, for details.

Carrie Underwood performs at the CMA Music Festival on Friday, June 8. The four-day festival runs June 7 - 10. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. Stars for Second Harvest Songwriter Craig Wiseman hosts

an acoustic evening of music benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $50; secondharvestmidtn.org.

Zumbatonic Kids ages 4 and older can participate in a zumba class. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m. ages 4 - 8, 4 p.m. ages 9 and older; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

CMA Music Festival Please see Thursday, June 7 listing.

nightly concerts at LP Field are a big draw for the local crowd. In addition, a free Family Zone at Hall of Fame Park on Demonbreun features inflatables and hands-on activities. General admission seats to the night shows are $40. Artists performing this year include Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and more. The four-day festival pass starting at $125 includes a seat at each nightly concert as well as access to the autograph signings at the convention center. Find more information and get tickets at cmafest.com.

Damn Yankees This Towne Centre Theatre production opens today. Please see “On Stage,” page 89, for details.

Family Night Out: The Happy Racers All ages can enjoy alternative kids’ music. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

FREE Magic Show Magician Bruce Amato entertains kids of all ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 2 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

FREE Family Movie Night Enjoy a family-friendly movie

outdoors. Lawnchair Theatre, 4401 Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; 8 p.m.; 477-6799 or jailhouseindustrys.com.

FREE Friday Night Cruise-In View a variety of hot rods. The Avenue Murfreesboro’s Belk parking lot, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m.; shoptheavenue.com.

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FREE Movies in the Park Families can watch a screening of

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FREE Open House Day All ages can tour the facility and

Your family can enjoy fives nights of free family films for the next two months courtesy of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, and obtain the list of movies by calling the parks’ office or by visiting any of their facilities. Movie locations are:

The Help. Warner Parks’ Cross Country Field on Highway 100, Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene.com.

talk to astronomers. Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu.

Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 4 listing. Snack Attack! All ages can make banana pops. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

thu 7 CMA Music Festival Four days of live music, country artist

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FREE Music in the Park All ages can enjoy a variety of rock

and country music from the 1970s - 1990s. Gregory Mill Park, 390 Enon Springs Road, Smyrna; 7 - 9 p.m.; 459-9742, ext. 2612 or townofsmyrna.org.

Say Goodnight, Gracie This Street Theatre Company production opens today. Please see “On Stage,” page 89, for details. FREE Special Needs Kids Fishing Rodeo Children with physical or mental challenges can bring poles and tackles (bait is provided) and enjoy a morning of angling action. Memorial Park, 149 E. Main St., Hendersonville; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; 822-3898 or hendersonvilleparks.org. FREE Tales at Twilight Families can enjoy an evening of live entertainment. Red Caboose Park on Highway 70, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Touch a Truck & Movie in the Park Children can

climb on and get a hands-on experience with a variety of vehicles like tractors and fire trucks, then stick around for a family-friendly movie. Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin; 4:30 - 7 p.m. Touch a Truck, 8 p.m. movie; 550-6947 or franklintn.gov/ parks.

Wetland Walk All ages can explore the wetlands with a

naturalist. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

What About Those Girls This Sunshine Players production opens today. Please see “On Stage,” page 89, for details.

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hill out during the summer months with Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express, running June 5 - Aug. 1. Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. (at participating theaters), you and your kids can enjoy G- and PG-rated movies for only $1. Among the offerings are Puss in Boots, Smurfs, Happy Feet Two, Dolphin Tale, Rio, Chimpanzee, Cats & Dogs: Revenge and more. Participating theaters are Green Hills Stadium 16 (3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville), Opry Mills Stadium 20 (570 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville), Providence Stadium 14 (401 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet) and Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 (300 Indian Lake Blvd., Building T, Hendersonville). For a detailed list of movies at each location, visit regmovies. com.

FREE 12th Annual Children’s Picnic Friends of Warner Parks hosts this annual event where families can bring a picnic lunch (or purchase one on site) and enjoy a day filled with live music, arts and crafts, nature-related activities, puppet shows, live bee demonstrations, hikes, a scavenger hunt and silent auction. Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; friendsofwarnerparks.com. FREE Big Band Dance All ages can enjoy dancing and music with the Rory Partin Band. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/ parks.

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FREE Bledsoe Creek State Park Fishing Rodeo

Ages 14 and younger can cast a line and enjoy a morning of complimentary angling. Bledsoe Creek State Park, 400 Zielglers Fort Road, Gallatin; 7:30 - 10 a.m.; 347-3639 or http://friendsofbledsoe.com.

FREE Kids Fishing Rodeo Ages 14 and younger can bring poles and tackles (bait is provided) and enjoy a morning of angling action. Memorial Park, 149 E. Main St., Hendersonville; 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 822-3898 or hendersonvilleparks.org.

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sports starts take to the filed to raise money for research, treatment and education for cancer and other diseases at City of Hope. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 9 a.m.; $20 - $50; ticketmaster.com.

FREE Lawn at Sumner Crest Bring a picnic and enjoy music from the 1950s and ‘60s with the band Four on the Floor. Sumner Crest Winery, 5306 Old Hwy. 52, Portland; 6:30 p.m.; 325-4086 or sumnercrestwinery.com.

Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ All ages can

CMA Music Festival Please see Thursday, June 7 listing.

Race for One Less Ages 2 and older can dress like the Chickfil-A cow and participate in a five- or one-mile run or a 200-meter dash. Proceeds benefit One Less Ministries. Sharp Springs Park, 1000 Espey Drive, Smyrna; 7 a.m.; $40 five-mile, $25 one-mile, $20 dash; 267-3635 or raceforoneless.org.

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge Music and

Day with Dad All ages can celebrate fatherhood with reduced admission and fire trucks, flight, car first aid, model airplane building, flight simulator rides and more. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $4 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

CMA Music Festival Please see Thursday, June 7 listing. enjoy an afternoon socializing and chilling with hundreds of gallons of homemade ice cream in dozens of flavors. Proceeds benefit the Martha O’Bryan Center, a family resource center serving families living in poverty. First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville; 3 - 5 p.m.; $10 adults/$8 children in advance, $13 adults/$10 children at the gate, free ages 2 and younger; 254-1791 or marthaobryan.org/crankin.

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Kids can enjoy storytelling, puppet shows and hands-on activities during the 12th Annual Children’s Picnic on Saturday, June 9 at Warner Parks Nature Center.

mon 11 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can participate in a music program. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. Snack Attack! All ages can make homemade ice cream.

FREE International Folkfest All ages can see musicians

and dancers from the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Belgium and Austria. Central Christian Church, 404 E. Main St., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; mboro-international-folkfest.org.

FREE Kid’s Hour Family entertainer Rachel Sumner performs

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

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Families can watch a screening

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FREE Music Together Class Parents with preschoolers and younger can take a sneak peek at this early childhood education program. Renee’s Groove Room, 3668-A Central Pike, Hermitage; 390-3207 or inharmonymusicmidtn.com.

FREE La Leche League of Rutherford County Get sup-

port and answers about breastfeeding. Crossway Baptist Church, 4194 Shelbyville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m.; 931-308-9817.

Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 11 listing. Zumbatonic Kids ages 4 and older can participate in a zumba class. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m. ages 4 - 8, 4 p.m. ages 9 and older; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

wed 13 FREE Arts and Crafts Ages 3 and older can spend an after-

noon crafting. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 2 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

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of Shrek. Warner Parks’ Cross Country Field on Highway 100, Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene.com.

stories for all ages. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Golden Dragon Acrobats All ages can enjoy a performance by award-winning acrobats and traditional dance, complete with colorful costumes and theatrics. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville; Thu 6:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 6:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $24 adults, $12 children; 252-4675 or nashvillechildrenstheatre.org. International Folkfest All ages can see musicians and danc-

ers from the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Belgium and Austria. Manchester Art Center, 128 E. Main St., Manchester; 7 p.m.; $10; mboro-international-folkfest.org.

Nature Nuts All ages can participate in a catch-and-release

Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 11 listing.

program at the lily pad pond. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Snack Attack! All ages can make homemade ice cream. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

FREE Worldwide Knit in Public Day All ages can bring

their knitting needles and projects and work outside. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 1 - 4 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Splash Out Ages 12 and younger with a parent can enjoy wet fun under the spray form the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department. Siegel Neighborhood Park, 5 15 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; 893-2414 or murfreesborotn. gov/parks.

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Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make Father’s Day photo frames. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 8902300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Family Night Out: The World of Mother Goose The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck performs nursery rhyme

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features 165 exhibitors from around the country who show and sell their work in wood, blown glass, jewelry, stained glass, photography and more. Children’s art activities and music round out the event. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; Fri 12 - 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; american-artisan.com.

Beethoven Symphony No. 4 The Nashville Symphony with the Eroica Trio performs an evening of Beethoven’s music. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29 - $79; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. Dive-In Movie Catch an outdoor screening of Dolphin Tale. Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage; movie begins at dusk; free with park admission ($26.99 - $31.99); 889-7050 or nashvilleshores.com. FREE Family Movie Night Enjoy a family-friendly movie outdoors. Lawnchair Theatre, 4401 Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; 8 p.m.; 477-6799 or jailhouseindustrys.com. FREE Friday Night Cruise-In View a variety of hot rods. The Avenue Murfreesboro’s Belk parking lot, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m.; shoptheavenue.com.

FREE Fun Fridays: Touch a Truck All ages can climb on and explore a variety of vehicles like police cars, dump trucks, fire trucks and cranes. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Road, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com. God’s Favorite This Murfreesboro Little Theatre production opens today. Please see “On Stage,” page 89, for details.

International Folkfest All ages can see musicians and dancers from the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Belgium and Austria. The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; 7 p.m.; $5; mboro-international-folkfest.org. FREE Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival Local jazz

and blues musicians perform all day, and families can enjoy food vendors and more. The festival takes place on Jefferson Street between 26th and 28th Avenues North in Nashville; 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.; 726-5867 or jumptojefferson.com.

Movie in the Park All ages can watch a screening of Alvin & the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked, and kids can also enjoy inflatables and train rides. Gregory Mill Park, 390 Enon Springs Road, Smyrna; gates open at 5:30 p.m., movie begins at dusk; $1; 459-9742, ext. 2612 or townofsmyrna.org. FREE Storytelling Local storyteller Karin Blythe shares stories with all ages. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. Super Duper Mini Chefs Kids can participate in a variety of food-related activities and crafts, then enjoy giveaways and prizes. Opry Mills Entertainment Stage, 433 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; free for Simon Kidgits Club members, $5 non-members; smonkidgitsclub.com. FREE Tales at Twilight Families can enjoy an evening of live entertainment. Red Caboose Park on Highway 70, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks. Broadway sensation Idina Menzel performs with the Nashville Symphony at The Woods at Fontanel in Whites Creek on Saturday, June 16.

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Broadway are in town this month!

the dailies FREE Third Friday Night Concert Series All ages can enjoy live bluegrass music and dancing. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 7 - 9:30 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks. Wetland Walk All ages can explore the wetlands with a

naturalist. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

sat 16 FREE American Artisan Festival Please see Friday, June

15 listing.

FREE Big Band Dance All ages can enjoy dancing and music with Music City Swing. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

FREE Farmer Jason All ages can enjoy a live concert

featuring songs about ecology, farm life, animals and nature appreciation. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1 - 2 p.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Golden Dragon Acrobats Please see Thursday, June 14

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Idina Menzel Broadway sensation Idina Menzel joins the Nashville Symphony for an evening of classic pop and musical favorites. The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $23 - $104; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org. FREE International Folkfest All ages can see musicians and dancers from the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Belgium and Austria. Public Square in downtown Murfreesboro; 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; mboro-international-folkfest.org. FREE Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival Please see

Friday, June 15 listing.

FREE Murfreesboro Bird Club Hike Ages 6 and older

can walk in search of Tennessee’s resident birds. Nickajack Wetlands, Murfreesboro (call for directions); 9 a.m.; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Ranch Rodeo All ages can enjoy rodeo competitions and

participate in activities like sack races, wheelbarrow races, horseback riding, apple bobbing, stick pony races and more. Tap Root Farm, 4104 Clovercroft Road, Franklin; 5 p.m.; $5 ages 4 and older; 594-3210 or taprootfarm.com.

FREE RC and Moon Pie Festival Celebrate two of the South’s greatest traditions — RC Cola and Moon Pies — during this family-friendly festival that includes live music, food and games. Sample the world’s biggest Moon Pie, participate in the RC Dash, Moon Pie toss and watermelon seed-spitting contest. Arts and crafts booths are on display. Downtown Bell Buckle located off Exit 97 from I-24 East between Murfreesboro and Manchester; 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 931-389-9663 or bellbucklechamber.com. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth performs songs from her latest album as well as musical theater fare on Wednesday, June 20 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.

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Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes comes to Bridgestone Arena June 22 - 24.

sun 17 FREE American Artisan Festival Please see Friday, June

15 listing.

FREE Artful Tales: The River that Gave Gifts All ages

can hear a story about sharing creativity and the spirit of community, then create an artwork connected to the tradition of quilt making. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 2 - 3 p.m.; 244-3340 or fristcenter.org.

Golden Dragon Acrobats Please see Thursday, June 14

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Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Omaha Storm Chasers. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 2:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents can hear a reading of If You Give a Pig a Pancake. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Zumbatonic Kids ages 4 and older can participate in a zumba class. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m. ages 4 - 8, 4 p.m. ages 9 and older; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Snack Attack! All ages can make veggie chips. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

wed 20 The Gang of Outlaws Tour Enjoy an evening of live music

tue 19 FREE La Leche League of Williamson County Expect-

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

Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 18 listing.

mon 18 Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne Enjoy an evening

of country songs with net ticket proceeds benefiting Mercy Ministries. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $27.50 - $69; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony. org.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they

challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

The Wall Live Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters brings a

full band and state-of-the-art technology to perform The Wall in its entirety. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $57.50 - $201.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

featuring ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; 7 p.m.; $39.50 - $69.50; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Kristin Chenoweth Broadway, TV and movie star Kristin

Chenoweth performs a live concert featuring music from her latest album along with musical theater hits. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $35 - $99.50; 782-4040 or tpac.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Families can watch a screening of Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Warner Parks’ Cross Country Field on Highway 100, Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene. com. Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 18 listing. Snack Attack! All ages can make veggie chips. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org. (please turn the page)

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the dailies Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com.

thu 21 FREE Critters & Creatures Ages 3 - 5 can go for a nature walk in search for animals and bugs. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Road, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com. Family Night Out: The Groove Club All ages can enjoy interactive music and motion. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. Nature Nuts All ages can learn about mammals. Discovery

Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make summer shrinky dinks. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

fri 22 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 The Nashville Sym-

phony and guest pianist William Wolfram perform an evening of Beethoven’s music. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29 - $79; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Family Movie Night Enjoy a family-friendly movie outdoors. Lawnchair Theatre, 4401 Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; 8 p.m.; 477-6799 or jailhouseindustrys.com. FREE Friday Night Cruise-In View a variety of hot rods. The Avenue Murfreesboro’s Belk parking lot, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m.; shoptheavenue.com. FREE Fun Fridays: Olympic Day Ages 2 - 15 can partici-

pate in a variety of games like a sack race, 50-yard dash and more. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Road, Goodlettsville; 10 a.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

FREE Pajama Party All ages can wear their favorite PJs for a daytime slumber party with the Groove Club. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org. Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes Super Grover

has lost his super-ness, so Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and their fellow furry friends are on a quest to help put the “super” back in Super Grover. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m., Sun 1 and 4:30 p.m.; $15 $65; 800-745-3000 or bridgestonearena.com.

Caterpillars and butterflies are the topic of Cheekwood’s Garden Tales on Saturday, June 23.

Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. (please turn the page)

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FREE Tales at Twilight Families can enjoy an evening of live entertainment. Red Caboose Park on Highway 70, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks. Wetland Walk All ages can explore the wetlands with a

naturalist. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

sat 23 FREE Big Band Dance All ages can enjoy dancing and music with Jerry Vinette. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

Buddy Training Ages 8 and a parent (must be one parent/one child) can participate in a 45-minute class where they will learn exercises to do together during the summer. Sports*Com, 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 10 a.m.; $4 adults, $3 children; 895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Child Advocacy Center Duck Derby Participate in

family fun activities and adopt rubber ducks that will be thrown in the river for a race for prizes. Sportsman’s Club, 1231 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 2 p.m. family activities begin, 4:23 duck derby; adopt ducks for $5 each; duckrace.com/Murfreesboro.

FREE Family Program: Songwriting 101 with Jerry Vandiver and Tim Buppert Ages 5 - 11 can learn songwriting fundamentals, including the basics of song form, rhyme scheme and meter, along with secrets behind the creative process. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville; 1 p.m.; 416-2001 or countrymusichalloffame.org.

Garden Tales: Caterpillars & Butterflies Children’s entertainer Rachel Sumner entertains ages 2 - 8 with music, dance and interactive reading. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 11 a.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org. In the Artist’s Studio All ages can join artist Leslie Roberts to make mosaic candlestick holders. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 2 - 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org. FREE Screen on the Green All ages can watch a screening

of Happy Feet 2. The Avenue Murfreesboro, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy.; 8 p.m.; shoptheavenue.com.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes Please see Friday, June 22 listing.

SportsFest All ages can learn about local sporting opportuni-

ties, meet players and mascots from local professional teams, play games, participate in obstacle-course attractions and more. Nashville Convention Center, 601 Commerce St., Nashville; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 3 - 12, free ages 2 and younger; 1045thezone.com.

Summer Egg Hunt All ages can hit the pool to collect eggs with prizes inside. Pleasant Green Pool, 360 Pleasant Green Drive, Goodlettsville; 2 p.m.; $5 ages 3 and older; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

sun 24 Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes Please see Friday, June 22 listing.

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mon 25 Parents & Tots Preschoolers and parents discover things that slither and wiggle. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Snack Attack! All ages can make yogurt parfaits. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

tue 26 Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 25 listing. Zumbatonic Kids ages 4 and older can participate in a zumba class. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m. ages 4 - 8, 4 p.m. ages 9 and older; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

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Families can try out different kinds of canoes and kayaks during Boat Day with SWRA on Saturday, June 30 at the Manson Pike Trailhead in Murfreesboro.

FREE Arts and Crafts Ages 3 and older can spend an after-

Thursday Crafternoon All ages can make summer shrinky dinks. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3 - 4:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Wetland Walk All ages can explore the wetlands with a

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noon crafting. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 2 p.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org.

FREE Movies in the Park Families can watch a screening of Captain America (edited). Warner Parks’ Cross Country Field on Highway 100, Nashville; movie begins at sunset; nashvillescene. com. Parents & Tots Please see Monday, June 25 listing. Snack Attack! All ages can make yogurt parfaits. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 3:30 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline. org.

Appassionato: The Beginning Europe’s most popular live arena show features more than 40 horses with trick riders. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville; Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m.; $29 - $150; 770-2000 or bridgestonearena.com.

FREE Country Music Night All ages can take in an evening

of live country music. Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 6 - 8 p.m.; 890-0355 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Family Night Out: Coal Train Railroad All ages can

enjoy jazz music for kids. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 6:30 p.m.; $12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17, free ages 2 and younger; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

Nature Nuts All ages can learn about turtles. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

Sarah McLachlan Pop singer Sarah McLachlan joins the

Nashville Symphony for an evening of her hit music. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 7:30 p.m.; $59 - $119; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Splash Out Ages 12 and younger with a parent can

enjoy wet fun under the spray form the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department. Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; 893-2414 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

Appassionato: The Beginning Please see Friday, June 29

listing.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 The Nashville Symphony and

today. Please see “On Stage,” page 89, for details.

the Nashville Symphony Chorus perform an evening of music by Beethoven and Vivaldi. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville; 8 p.m.; $29 - $79; 687-6400 or nashvillesymphony.org.

FREE Family Movie Night Enjoy a family-friendly movie

FREE Big Band Dance All ages can enjoy dancing and music

FREE Friday Night Cruise-In View a variety of hot rods. The

FREE Boat Day with SRWA All ages can join volunteers

Don Coyote This Larry Keeton Theater production opens

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naturalist. Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 4 p.m.; $6 ages 2 and older; 890-2300 or discoverycenteronline.org.

outdoors. Lawnchair Theatre, 4401 Hillsboro Road, Leiper’s Fork; 8 p.m.; 477-6799 or jailhouseindustrys.com. Avenue Murfreesboro’s Belk parking lot, 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 9 p.m.; shoptheavenue.com.

FREE Heritage Days All ages can step back in time and see

demonstrations of 18th century trades and learn how people made a living and used animals in their daily lives. Moss-Wright Park, 745 Caldwell Road, Goodlettsville; Fri - Sat 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

FREE Indoor Campout All ages can listen to stories around the campfire. Gallatin Public Library, 123 E. Main St., Gallatin; 10:30 a.m.; 452-1722 or gallatinlibrary.org. Jerry Seinfeld Ages 13 and older can enjoy a night of standup comedy. TPAC’s Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 7 p.m.; $47.50 - $77.50; 782-4040 or tpac.org. FREE Tales at Twilight Families can enjoy an evening of live

entertainment. Red Caboose Park on Highway 70, Bellevue; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

with J. Bradley. Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; 7 p.m.; 862-8400 or nashville.gov/parks.

from the Stones River Watershed Association to learn boating basics, paddling strokes, boat safety and more while trying out different types of canoes and kayaks. Manson Pike Trailhead, 1208 Searcy St., Murfreesboro; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

FREE Celebrate Healthy Pets The Turnip Truck Natural Market and Paws 4 Health hosts this wellness event for pets and their owners. Learn about healthy meals for both pets and people and obtain resources from area veterinarians, pet health experts, shelters and rescues, adoption opportunities and more. The Turnip Truck, 970 Woodland St., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; theturniptruck.com/celebratehealthypets.php. FREE Heritage Days Please see Friday, June 29 listing. Sounds Baseball Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Iowa Cubs. Greer Stadium, 534 Chestnut St., Nashville; 6:35 p.m.; $12 in advance, $14 game day; 690-4487 or nashvillesounds.com. (please turn the page)

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ONGOING cheatham county

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

Adventureworks The Eco-Zip Line Adventure allows

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

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.

Cheekwood Fitness Fridays take place in June. Choose Yoga

in the Gardens at 7:30 a.m., Sculpture Trail Hike at 8:30 a.m. or Stroller Strides at 9:30 a.m. Located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; free with gate admission ($12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17); 356-8000 or cheekwood.org.

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.

Metro Parks Cultural Arts Classes Visit nashville.gov/

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

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. Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

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

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

Lucky Ladd Farms Tennessee’s largest petting farm with more than 70 activities for all ages is located at 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; Tue - Thu 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; $9; 274-3786 or luckyladdfarms.com.

Bowie Park and Nature Center Nature programs and

Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd.,

Murfreesboro; 893-7439. Ongoing programs: • Busy Bees: Ages 3 - 5 can learn to follow directions, participate in a group environment, improve coordination and practice good sportsmanship Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.; $3 • Gymboree: Ages 3 - 5 with a parent can enjoy playtime and energy-burning activities every Monday; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $3 • Wee Play: Ages 1-and-a-half to 2 can enjoy a variety of activities like puppets, crafts and stories every Monday; 10 - 10:45 a.m.; $3

Sports*Com 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 895-5040. Ongoing programs: • Toddler Time with Thomas: Ages 5 and younger can participate in motor-skill development activities every Friday; 10 - 11 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 FREE Stones River National Battlefield Ranger talks

take place 2 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. weekends at 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri.

sumner county FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Stories and related

FREE Musicians Corner Outdoor music and a children’s activity area every Saturday through June from 3 - 6 p.m. at Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville; musicianscornernashville.com.

FREE Delmas Long Community Center Tot Time for ages birth - 5 to enjoy social time and gym play takes place every Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m. at 200 Memorial Drive, Goodlettsville; 851-2253 or goodlettsvilleparks.com.

Nashville Ghost Tours All ages can embark on a walking tour of downtown Nashville’s haunted history. Tour begins at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Union Avenue across from the Hermitage Hotel; daily 7:45 p.m.; $15 adults, $8 ages 7 - 11, free ages 6 and younger; 884-3999 or nashvilleghosttours.com.

Drakes Creek Activity Center Laser Adventure, mini golf,

FREE Pottery Barn Kids Preschoolers can participate

at 511 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville; Mon - Thu by reservation only, Fri 3:30 - 10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 12 - 9 p.m.; prices vary; 859-7753 or laseradventure.net.

FREE Radnor Lake Natural Area Nature programs at

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

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

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 - 11; 646-5002 or themonkeystreehouse.com.

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

on the second and fourth Saturdays every month. Faces of Hope, 185 W. Franklin St., Gallatin; 9 - 11 a.m.; 206-1176 or facesofhopetn.com.

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

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.

Laser Adventure Laser tag, aeroball and a rock-climbing wall

My Gym Pay-to-play, open gym and Saturday morning classes take place at 206 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville; call 824-8002 or visit my-gym.com/hendersonville for a complete schedule and fees. FREE Special Sports Saturdays Children ages 2 and

older with autism and other special needs, along with their typical siblings and peers, can play indoor soccer and hockey

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

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

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 Lifeway Christian Store Ages 2 - 8 can enjoy stories and songs every Friday at 10 a.m. at 1725 Galleria Blvd., Franklin; 771-9050. Monkey Joe’s This inflatable play center is located at 1648 Westgate Circle, Brentwood; Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $9 Mon - Thu, $10 Fri - Sun (ages 2 and younger are $6); 377-5900 of monkeyjoes. com. Monkey’s Treehouse An indoor play center located at 91

Seaboard Lane, Brentwood; open play times are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; $7 ages 1 - 11; 646-5002 or themonkeystreehouse.com.

My Gym Brentwood For pay-to-play, open gym and

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

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

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.

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. Sodium Located at 1725 Columbia Ave., Ste. 100, Franklin, the facility includes a children’s indoor play area, and a variety of classes and workshops for kids and families. Call 260-5916 or visit sodiuminc.com. Storybook Village This indoor play center features storybook 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.

FREE Taekwondo for Preschoolers Ages 3 - 5 can learn self-defense, self-discipline and safety during an introductory lesson the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday every month at 11 a.m. Robinson Taekwondo at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Bldg. 8, Ste. 809, Franklin; 791-6655.

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onSTAGE A Bad Year for Tomatoes (June 8 - 23; Ages 10 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. Beauty and the Beast Jr. (June 8 - 24; All ages) Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St., Murfreesboro; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (Tea with Belle takes place at 12:30 p.m. prior to Saturday matinees for $15, which includes the show); $13 adults, $11 students, $9 ages 12 and younger; 904-2787 or boroarts.org. Camping with Henry and Tom (June 1 - 16; Ages 10 and older) Pull-Tight Players, 112 Second Ave. S., Franklin; Thu - Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $16 adults, $12 students; 791-5007 or pull-tight. com. Damn Yankees (June 8 - 30; Ages 12 and older) Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St., Brentwood; Thu - Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m., $20 adults, $16 students; 221-1174 or townecentretheatre.com. Don Coyote (June 29 - 30; All ages) The Larry Keeton Theater, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville; Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 children; 883-8375 or thelarrykeetontheatre.org. Fiddler on the Roof (continues through Sunday, July 8; Ages 8 and older) Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, 8204 Hwy. 100, Nashville; Thu - Sat 6 - 7:30 buffet (8 p.m. show), Sun 12 - 1:30 p.m. buffet (2 p.m. show); $60 adults, $45 ages 13 - 18, $35 ages 12 and younger; 646-9977 or dinnertheatre.com. God’s Favorite (June 15 - 24; Ages 10 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. Heaven Can Wait (continues through Sunday, June 10; Ages 10 and older) Steeple Players, 260 W. Main St., Ste. 204, Hendersonville; Thu - Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.; $15; 826-6037 or steepleplayers.org.

Take in some theater with your children this month, and don’t forget to read Chad’s reviews online at nashvilleparent.com. Click on “Things to Do”.

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil (June 12 - 13; Ages 8 and older) Please see page 67. Next to Normal (continues through Saturday, June 16; Ages 10 and older) Boiler Room Theatre, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin; Tue, Fri and Sat 8 p.m. Thu 8 p.m. (dates TBD), Sun 2 p.m. (dates TBD); $27 adults, $25 students, $21 ages 11 and younger (Tuesdays are two-for-one nights, Thursdays are $17 all tickets, Sundays are $2 off); 794-7744 or boilerroomtheatre. com. Parallel Lives (continues through Tuesday, July 3; Ages 12 and older) Street Theatre Company, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville; Tue 8 p.m.; $18 adults, $16 students; 554-7414 or streettheatrecompany.org.

See it at the Center for the Arts, June 8 - 24.

Say Goodnight, Gracie (June 8 - 24; Ages 12 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 streettheatrecompany.org. The Sound of Music (continues through Sunday, June 17; Ages 8 and older) Studio Tenn at The Franklin Theatre, 410 Main St., Franklin; Thu Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 and 7 p.m.; $47.50 - $57.50; franklintheatre.com. What About Those Girls! (June 8 - 10; All ages) The Sunshine Players at The Theatre at Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro; Fri - Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.; $7l50 adults, $6 youth; 8937439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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ummer is here, the kids are enjoying a couple months of “no more pencils, no more books,” and many parents find ways to keep their children’s brains academically sharp during the break ... which is certainly a good thing, but don’t let artistic activities fade away during summer. There are plenty of ways to keep the creative juices flowing, and with lighter schedules and no homework demands, there’s a lot more time to seize artsy opportunities. Here are a few suggestions to get you going: A visit to Cheekwood is always an artful trek, whether you stroll through the Museum The Walden Treehouse is one of seven you and your kids can explore at Cheekwood’s Treehouses: Great Works of Literature exhibit. of Art or find inspiration traipsing outdoors through the lush gardens. The new outdoor exhibit, Treehouses: Great Works of Literature, features seven treehouses whose design are based on works of literature. They include: The Rainbow Fish; The Jolly Roger; Ocean of Notions; Up and Down Again, A Hobbit’s Tale; Walden Treehouse; Conch House; and The Giver Tree House. Have the kids bring their journals or a sketch pad and colored pencils and head over to the new and serene Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden where they can let their creativity flow ... or bring a camera and hone their photography skills by capturing lots of colorful scenery. The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery is the paramount place for kids to explore many facets of visual art through more than 30 hands-on stations. What’s more, it’s air conditioned and free for ages 18 and younger! Of course, taking in a live theatrical performance is a great thing to experience with your children. While offerings are more lean during the summer, this month does include two shows great for families with kids of all ages: Beauty and the Beast Jr. at Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts and Studio Tenn’s The Sound of Music at the Franklin Theatre (see “On Stage,” page 89 for details). And next month, be sure to take the kids to see the world premiere of The Nutty Professor at TPAC. The art of dance can be shared by all members in your family during the Big Band Dances at the Centennial Park Event Shelter every Saturday at 7 p.m. June - August. A different band plays each week, and a different style of dance is taught. The first time I attended a Big Band Dance I was AMAZED by how many families were there with kids of all ages ... and how much enjoyment the kids got from dancing with Mommy or Daddy. Better yet, it’s free and it’s a great way to burn a few calories to boot! Enjoy the long days of summer and keep the arts involved in your season’s plans.

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Families can have fun in the water during a stop with Blue Heron Nature Cruises. A-Game Skate Academy 215 Gothic Court, Franklin; 778-9825 or agameskateacademy.com

• Homeschool Ice Skating Lessons Fridays, June 4 - Aug. 24. Ages 6 and older. Learn to ice skate. 3 - 4 p.m. • Ice Skating Lessons Mondays/Thursdays or Saturdays, June 4 - Aug. 23. Ages 3 and older. Learn to ice skate. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Mon/Thu, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sat (eight classes). $140 • Summer Stick & Puck Classes Thursdays, June 7 - Aug. 23. Ages 5 and older. Learn to maneuver a hockey puck on ice. 5 - 5:30 p.m. $10 per class.

Beaman Park Nature Center 5911 Old Hickory Blvd., Ashland City; 862-8580 or nashville.gov/parks

• FREE Crazy ‘bout Crawdads Friday, June 15. All ages. Wade in the creek in search of crayfish. 1 - 3 p.m. • FREE The Wily Coyote Saturday, June 9. Ages 6 - 12. Learn how smart this member of the dog family is. 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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Belle Meade Plantation 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville; 356-0501, ext. 26, or bellemeadeplantation.com/plantation-station-toddlerprogram • One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians Monday, June 4. Ages 2 - 5. Learn about Native Americans while making headdresses and noodle necklaces. 10 - 11 a.m. $5

Bells Bend Outdoor Center 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville; 862-4187 or nashville.gov/parks

• FREE Campsite CSI Saturday, June 9. Ages 6 - 12. Use crime-solving skills to look for traces of human activity at the campground. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Fantastic Fireflies Friday, June 29. All ages. Learn what makes fireflies glow while catching some to look at up close. 8 - 9 p.m. • FREE Jr. Naturalist Program Mammal Hike Friday, June 8. Ages 6 - 12. Go off trail to look for mammals or any signs that they have left behind. 5 - 6 p.m.

Blue Heron Nature Cruises at Riverbluff Park 175 Old Cumberland St., Ashland City; 385-7007 or blueheroncruises.com

• Kids Adventure Cruise Wed - Fri. All ages. Float down the Cumberland River while playing with water toys and games. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $11 • Nature Cruise Sat - Sun. All ages. See wild birds, boats and waterfront homes during a 90-minute cruise on the Cumberland River. Sat 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. $11 adults, $9 ages 2 - 12

Brentwood Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood; 371-0090 or brentwood-tn.org/library

• FREE Movie Matinee Saturday, June 9. All ages. Watch a screening of Sunset Boulevard, starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. 1 p.m.; ext. 851, to register


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Cannonsburgh Village 312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro; 893-2141 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks

• Bracelets for Teens Tuesday, June 12. Ages 13 - 17. Make two different types of bracelets. 2 - 4 p.m. $3 • Log Cabin Day Monday, June 25. Ages 7 - 10 with a parent. Make a paper log cabin quilt square. 1:30 - 3 p.m. $3 • Loom Knitting Tuesday, June 19. Ages 15 - 16 with a parent. Bring scissors and skein of chunky, jiffy, or thick-andquick yarn to learn how to make hats using a knitting loom. 1:30 - 4 p.m. $4 adults, $3 youth

The Carter House 1140 Columbia Ave., Franklin; 791-1861 or carnton.org

• Hands on History Wednesday, June 13. Ages 5 - 10. Visit the slave quarter and learn the basics of what slaves were, what work they did on a farm and their role during the Civil War. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. $10

Cheekwood 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; 356-8000 or cheekwood.org

• Annotations: Authors @ Cheekwood Sunday, June 24. All ages. David Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen, discusses his stories, offering behind-the-text accounts of his work. 3 p.m. $12 adults, $5 ages 3 - 17

Christ Community Church 1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com

• FREE Music Pups Friday, June 1. Parents with children 4 and younger. Experience a demonstration class of songs and activities. 9:30 a.m.

Dyer Observatory 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood; 373-4897 or dyer.vanderbilt.edu

• Bluebird on the Mountain Saturday, June 16. All ages. Local singer-songwriters perform an outdoor concert. 8 p.m. $95 per car • Opera on the Mountain Saturday, June 2. All ages. Enjoy an outdoor performance by the Nashville Opera. 7:30 p.m. $50 table seat, $30 concert seat, $60 per carload for grass seats. Call 832-5242 to register • FREE Second Friday Telescope Night Friday, June 8. All ages. View the night sky through the giant telescope. 9 - 11 p.m.

The Fellowship at Two Rivers 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville; 924-7496 or ftrbuddybreak@gmail.com

• FREE Buddy Break Friday, June 22. Ages 5 - 18 with special needs. Parents of special needs kids can drop off their children for fun and recreation while they enjoy respite time. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Franklin Recreation Complex 1120 Hillsboro Road; 790-5719, ext. 10, or wcparksandrec.com

• Children’s Pottery Tuesdays, June 5 - 19. Ages 6 - 12. Create pottery projects using coils, slabs and pinch pots. 1 - 2:30 p.m. $50 • Family Fiesta Spanish Class Wednesdays, June 6 - 27. Ages 5 and older. Parents and kids can learn Spanish using physical activity as a learning tool. 6 - 7 p.m. $40 adults, $10 kids • Guitar or Bass Guitar Lessons Mondays, June 4 - 25. Ages 5 and older. Learn to play the guitar or bass via private instruction. Choose a 30-minute session between 12 and 8 p.m. $88 • Mighty Tikes Triathlon Saturday, June 2. Ages 3 - 6. Participants can “swim,” bike and run through an obstacle course. Bring a bike or tricycle no larger than 16 inches and a helmet. 7:30 a.m. $8 (includes T-shirt and medal) • Piano Lessons Fridays, June 1 - 30. Ages 5 and older. Learn to play the piano with private lessons. Choose a 30-minute slot between 12 - 8 p.m. $110. Call 268-2296 to register • Voice Lessons Fridays, June 1 29. Ages 5 and older. Private studio lessons stress notation reading skills, artistic interpretations, proper breathing and phrasing. Choose a 30-minute slot between 12 - 8 p.m. $110. Call 268-2296 to register

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, Nashville; 744-3357 or fristcenter.org • FREE Kids Club: Stencil-a-Story Saturday, June 9. Ages 5 - 10. Create handmade stencils and craft a storytelling artwork. 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m.

Gaylord Opryland Resort 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville dreamworksexperienceatgaylordopryland.com

• Kung Fu Panda Academy of Awesomeness Sat and Sun through Sept. 2, plus July 4 - 6 and Monday, Sept. 3 (no June dates available). All ages. Embark on a Kung Fu Panda adventures with live theater, character interaction, team games and crafts. 1 p.m. $35 per child, free for parents (must accompany child) • Princess Fiona’s Cookie Castles Sat and Sun through Sept. 2, plus July 4 - 6 and Sept. 3. All ages. Join Princess Fiona and decorate a sugar cookie castle with candy and royal icing. 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. $29.95 per family • ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal Sat and Sun through Sept. 2, plus July 5, 6 and 9, and Sept. 3. All ages. Join Shrek, Princess Fiona and Puss in Boots for breakfast, character photos and more. 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. (8 - 11 a.m. July 5, 9 and Sept. 3). $29.95 adults, $19.95 ages 4 - 11

Kids can meet Po and other characters during the Kung Fu Panda Academy of Awesomeness this summer at Gaylord Opryland Resort.

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Fairview Recreation Complex 2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview; 799-9331 or wcparksandrec.com

• American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Saturday, June 23. Ages 11 - 15. Learn to become good babysitters. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (bring a sack lunch). $85. Call 585-9055 to register • Children’s Pottery Tuesdays, June 5 - 19. Ages 6 12. Create boxes, bowls, mugs, animals and more. 4:30 - 6 p.m. $45 • Customized Picture Frames Friday, June 8. Ages 12 and older. Transform old picture frames into creative, unique pieces. 5 - 6 p.m. $10

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Kids can enjoy an introduction to fishing at Warner Parks Nature Center on Wednesday, June. 20. Indoor Sports Complex 920 Heritage Way, Brentwood; 268-2296 or wcparksandrec.com

• Piano Lessons Thursdays, June 7 - 28. Ages 5 and older. Learn to play piano through private lessons. Choose a 30-minute session between 1:30 and 4 p.m. or 5:30 - 8 p.m. $88 • Voice Lessons Thursdays, June 7 - 28. Ages 5 and older. Learn to play piano through private lessons. Choose a 30-minute session between 1:30 and 4 p.m. or 5:30 - 8 p.m. $88

Longview Recreation Center 2909 Commonwealth Drive, Spring Hill 302-0971, ext. 10, or wcparksandrec.com

• American Red Cross Babysitter Training Saturday, June 9. Ages 11 - 15. Learn the skills and confidence to become a great babysitter. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (bring a sack lunch). $85. To register, call 585-9055 • Children’s Pottery Workshop Monday, June 11. Ages 6 12. Create a pottery piece. 4 - 5:30 p.m. $50 • Deb’z Kid’z Art Thursdays, June 7 - 28. All ages. Create art using a variety of methods, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and watercolors. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $45 per month or $11.25 per class • Judo Karate Mondays, June 4 - 25. Ages 8 and older. This exercise program combines Judo and Karate. 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. $30 • Martial Arts Fitness Mondays, June 4 - 25. Ages 8 and older. Participate in a kick boxing, karate and judo fitness program. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. $30 • Picking Strings Saturdays, June 9 - 30. All ages. Learn the musical alphabet, basic chord shapes, strumming patterns and finger picking. 1 - 4 p.m. $30 • Polynesian Dancing Wednesdays, June 6 - 27. All ages. Learn to dance like the island natives of Hawaii, Samoa,

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New Zealand and Tahiti. 5:15 - 6 p.m. beginners, 6 - 7 p.m. intermediates. $31.25 ($25 each additional family member) • Teen Summer Games Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 4 - July 27 (skip July 2 - 6). Ages 10 - 14. Have fun playing kickball, wiffle ball and corn hole outdoors. 2 p.m.

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

• Backstage Pass: Elephant Barn Saturday, June 2. Ages 5 and older. Join zoo staff for a behind-the-scenes tour of the elephant barn and learn about animal care, behavior and conservation. 9:30 - 11 a.m. $25 members, $50 nonmembers • Kid’s Photography Class Saturday, June 16. Ages 8 - 12. Bring any type of digital camera and learn to take great animal photos. 1 - 4 p.m. $55 members, $80 non-members

Nipper’s Corner Studio 5511 Edmondson Pike, Ste. 102, Nashville; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com • FREE Music Pups June 2, 4 and 5. Parents with children 4 and younger. Experience a demonstration class of songs and activities. Sat 9:30 a.m., Mon - Tue 10 a.m.

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

• Eating From the Woods Saturday, June 9. Ages 12 and older. Sample and learn about wild edibles. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $10 in advance/$15 at the gate • Knee High Naturalist: Summer Series June 14 and 28. Ages 3 - 5 with a parent. Enjoy an outdoor nature program. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $10 per child/adult in advance, $15 at the gate

• Music in the Meadow Saturday, June 9. All ages. Pack a picnic, meet the owls and enjoy an evening of live music outdoors. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $75 per carload of six • Summer Nights at the Hill Wednesday, June 6. Ages 5 and older. Bring a picnic and learn about the sounds of a Southern summer night, then hike in the twilight. 6 - 8:30 p.m. $10 in advance/$15 at the gate

Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd. Murfreesboro; 893-7439 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks

• A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 ... Let’s Go Every Tue and Thu. Ages 2 - 5. Sing songs, play games, listen to stories and do crafts. 10 10:45 a.m. $3

Pleasant Green Pool 360 Pleasant Green; 851-2231 or goodlettsvilleparks.com

• Father/Son Toolbox Time Saturday, June 16. All ages. Build matching toolboxes during this 18th century woodworking class 9 - 11 a.m. $20 per couple, $10 each additional son • Mother/Son Splash & Dash Saturday, June 9. Registration deadline is Friday, June 1. All ages. Enjoy pool games, pizza and ice cream. 5 - 7 p.m. $20 per couple, $10 each additional son

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center 1900 Davidson St., Nashville; 862-8539 or nashville. gov/parks

• FREE Great American Backyard Campout Saturday, June 23. All ages. Visit the nature center for help in preparing for the nationwide Great American Backyard Campout. 1 - 3 p.m.


• FREE Happy “Fur” Father’s Day Saturday, June 16. All ages. Explore the roles that some male mammals serve as a dad, then take a hike and make a craft. 2 - 3 p.m. • FREE It’s a “Trailgate” Party Saturday, June 2. All ages. Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike followed by trail mix and lemonade. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE Leaf Printing Wednesday, June 13. All ages. Learn about the trees of Shelby Bottoms while making leaf prints and embarking on a hike. 10 - 11 a.m. • FREE School’s Out for Summer Friday, June 1. Ages 6 12. Participate in field day races and games. 1 - 2:30 p.m. • FREE Summer Solstice Party Wednesday, June 20. All ages. Celebrate the longest day of the year with solstice crafts and activities. 1 - 2 p.m.

Sports*Com 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro; 895-5040 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks

• Nutrition Can Be Tasty June 25, 27 and 29. Ages 2 and older with a parent. This class is designed to introduce healthy cooking to kids during early childhood. 11:30 a.m. 12 p.m. $5 per day per child • Tumbleweeds Mondays and Wednesdays. Ages 3 - 5. Learn tumbling basics. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. $3

St. David’s Episcopal Church 6501 Pennywell Drive, Nashville; 777-9314 or themusicclass.com

• FREE Music Pups Wednesday, June 6. Parents with children 4 and younger. Experience a demonstration class of songs and activities. 10:30 a.m.

Stones River National Battlefield 3501 Old Nashville Hwy., Murfreesboro; 893-9501 or nps.gov/stri

• FREE Hallowed Ground Saturday, June 16. Make reservations on Monday, June 11. All ages. Spend an hour walking through the cemetery by lantern light while hearing stories of Civil War soldiers and civilians. 7:30 and 7:45 p.m.

Warner Parks Nature Center 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 352-6299 or nashville.gov/parks/wpnc

• FREE Bats in Flight Friday, June 15. All ages. Learn about the mammals that eat up to 500 mosquitoes an hour and hopefully catch of glimpse of them in flight. 7 - 8:30 p.m. • FREE Drawing and Painting the Warner Parks with the Frist Wednesday, June 27. Ages 6 - 12. Explore the work of artist John Constable, then draw and paint the Warner Parks landscapes. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Jr. Naturalist Kick-Off: Marvelous Mammals Wednesday, June 13. Ages 6 - 12. Explore mammals of Tennessee through games, crafts and other activities. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Let’s Go Fishing Wednesday, June 20. Ages 6 - 12. Make a bamboo cane fishing pole during an introduction to fishing at the Little Harpeth River. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. • FREE Nature’s Art Friday, June 29. All ages. Stroll with a naturalist to discover designs and art in nature. 6 - 7:30 p.m. • FREE The Pond at Night Friday, June 22. All ages. Enjoy the pond at sunset and take a hike to experience the sights and sounds of the night. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • FREE Solar Viewing and the Transit of Venus Tuesday, June 5. All ages. Experience a rare occurrence when the planet Venus passes in front of the sun. Astronomers will be on site with solar-viewing telescopes. 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

• FREE Summer Saturdays: Art in the Park Saturday, June 30. All ages. Participate in various nature-themed art stations. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. • FREE Summer Saturdays: Celebrate Mammals Saturday, June 16. All ages. Learn about furry friends, go on a scavenger hunt, make a craft and more. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. • FREE Summer Saturdays: The Great Backyard Campout Saturday, June 23. All ages. Learn about family camping, set up a tent and get info on summer hazards and how to stay found in the woods. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. • FREE Summer Saturdays: National Trails Day Saturday, June 2. All ages. Walk the trails and learn about trees. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Wellness Center at Baptist Hospital 2021 Church St., Nashville; 284-2348 or baptisthospital.com • Strong Mommy Tuesdays and Thursdays. Expectant moms. This pre-natal fitness/wellness program includes water aerobics, personalized fitness coaching sessions, preand post-natal massages, fitness workshops, a three-month center membership and more. 5:30 p.m. $125

The Wilderness Station 697 Barfield Crescent Road, Murfreesboro; 217-3017 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks • FREE Creatures of the Night: Summer Night Hike Tuesday, June 26. All ages. Embark on a hike while discovering creatures that come out at night. 7:30 p.m. • Wild Things Every Wednesday (no program June 6 and 20). Ages 1 - 4 with a parent. Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy programs to spark a love for the wilderness. 9:30 a.m. $3

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch abbasway.org • Father’s Heart Weekend Aug. 10 - 12. Fathers and sons ages 7 - 12. Activities driven to encourage fathers to connect more strongly with their sons include a ropes course, Wet Willie, Alpine Tower, bonfires, water activities, an affirmation ceremony and more. Check-in time is 1 p.m. Fri; check-out is 12 p.m. Sun. $215 per person

hands-on kids Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly These cute, crafty and earth friendly toilet paper roll butterflies are so colorful, and easy to make. Make just one, or a big flock of them. They are sure to brighten any spot you put them. What You’ll Need

• Cardstock • A toilet paper roll • Ribbon or pipe cleaners • Cutouts (pre-made or make your own!) • Googly eyes • Glue • Scissors

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1. To create the base of the butterfly, cut a piece of cardstock into a 4.25 x 5.25 inch rectangle. Put glue along all the edges of the rectangle, plus a little in the middle of the cardstock. Now roll the cardstock onto the toilet paper roll, covering it. Hold the seam for a bit to make sure it dries. A glue stick may work better than liquid.

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2. Add your googly eyes and ribbon/pipe cleaner for antennas by adhering the ends to the inside of the tube.

Please include the following info: Event Name • Date • Time • Venue (with street address and ZIP) Age-appropriateness Brief description of event/activities Admission fee • Is advance registration required? • Contact info for publishing

3. Now we can work on the wings. Draw a simple butterfly wing shape and cut out.

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4. To finish the butterfly, place adhesive along the middle of the wings, and adhere to the back of the finished tube. — activity provided by the Parent-Teacher Store

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For a cleaner, healthier yard

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Cloth Diapers & More Classes, Registry and Consultations FuzziBunz, BumGenius, Happy Heinys, gDiapers

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handmade baby afghans baby hooded ponchos

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Snaps — Yours is sponsored by Incredible Daves. Incredible Daves will award a $10 Player’s Card to each of the monthly photos that appear in the Snaps — Yours or Snap to Remember pages (one award per photo). Incredible Daves will also host a pizza party once every six months for the finalists from the previous six months and award a FREE birthday party (for 10 guests) to one winner drawn at random. For complete rules, visit Nashville Parent magazine on Facebook.

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Many came out to enjoy fun in the sand at the annual Barfield Beach Party at Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro.

Kids enjoy playing in more than 60 tons of sand.

Roman Cole

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David and Ivy Sampson

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Catherine loves to stop and smell the flowers. 100 june 2012


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HERMITAGE

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Voted Best Pediatric and Orthodontic Dentist by Williamson Parent Readers 8 Years in a Row!

COOL SPRINGS

125 Cool Springs Blvd., Ste 140

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MURFREESBORO

1747 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste 300

225-0700


It’s the VANDERBILT

Is this the flu?

CLINIC.

A Vanderbilt Walk-In Clinic is much more than just a walk-in clinic. It’s where a board-certified Vanderbilt physician is on site for everything from colds, cough and flu to fevers, rashes and minor injuries. We also offer more services than any other urgent care clinic, saving you time and possibly a trip to the ER. But the best thing about our Walk-In Clinics is Vanderbilt’s high level of expertise and care. Visit one of our two convenient locations or find us on the web at VanderbiltWilliamson.com.

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HOURS

919 Murfreesboro Rd 791-7373

3098 Campbell Station Pkwy 302-1111

M-F 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sa-Su 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Williamson Parent Magazine - June 2012  

Williamson Parent Magazine - June 2012

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