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Hello families! Time to party – it’s summertime! This Kids Directory features our summer Birthday Party Guide. While you can use this guide to plan the perfect birthday party for your child, you can also use the same resources for any of your summer celebrations. Go to our website to find a list of city pools – locations, hours & pricing. You’ll also find an updated list of Vacation Bible Schools. Lots of great stuff to do to keep the kids busy. Happy summer! – Kathy & Rob Fridge, parents and publishers

FEATURES Where do KIDS EAT FREE? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Summer Party Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Kids Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Amusements & Entertainment Arkansas State Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Battlefield Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Dickerson Park Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Discovery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Fishing for Kids Guide Service by Rob Davis . .9 Grand Country/Splash Country . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Jump Mania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Springfield Little Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Titanic Museum Attraction - Branson . . . . 39 Business Opportunities Hidden Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Child Care Baby Bear’s Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Churches Nixa Christian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 North Nixa Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 University Heights Baptist Church . . . . . . . .20 Education Club Z! Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Developmental Center of the Ozarks . . . . . . .33 Discovery Garden Montessori School . . . . . . .14 Grow 2 Know Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Kids First Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Kingswood Preschool & Kindergarten . . . . . . .38 Little Blessings Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Mobile Learning Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Furniture & Decorating Children’s Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Christie’s Custom Creations . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Murals by Sherri Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Hair Cuts & Salons Cookie Cutters Hair Cuts for Kids . . . . . . . . . .9 Fantastic Sam’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Pigtails & Crewcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Health & Wellness Active Life Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Cox Health System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hawkins Family Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Little Grins Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ozark Therapy Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Mercy St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . 11 Pure Hot Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Instructional Programs & Lessons A & B Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 All-Star Gymnastics and Cheer . . . . . . . . . . .9 Cake Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Children’s Music Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Credo Dance Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 DiVentures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Dynamics Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Harman’s ATA Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Kindermusik by Ellen Hartman . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Libby Ferguson Horse Training Center . . . . . .27 Little Spanish Playschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Martial Arts USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Noah’s Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Rick Grayson Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Sac River Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Singularity-Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Springfield Gymnastics & Aquatics . . . . . . . .27 Springfield Little Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Mural & Portrait Artists Murals by Sherri Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 New Clothing & Accessories Children’s Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Party Ideas, Activities & Supplies All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Battlefield Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Cake Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 DiVentures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Grand Country/Splash Country . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Jump Mania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Libby Ferguson Horse Training Center . . . . . .27 Loves 2 Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Martial Arts USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Marty the Magician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Mobile Learning Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Noah’s Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Titanic Museum Attraction - Branson . . . . 39 Village Pottery Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Playground Equipment Kids@Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Professional Services Clutter Free by Sharon Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Right On Renovations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 The Waite Law Firm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Ultrasona of the Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Resale & Consignment Children’s Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Restaurants McDonald’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Village Pottery Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Special Events Safe Kids Springfield Baby Extravaganza . .36 Summer Camps & Programs Discovery Garden Montessori School . . . . . . .14 Magic Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Travel Planning Fairytale Journeys by Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

Kathy Fridge, Publisher phone: 417.234.5040 • Fax: 417.725.7536 e-mail: kathy@springfieldkids.com mail: P.O. Box 1198 • Nixa, MO 65714 web: www.springfieldkids.com facebook: Greater Springfield Kids Directory twitter: spfldkidsdirectory pinterest: COMING SOON! Kathy Trumbly, Web Guru and Designer Sharon Whitehill Gray, Client Service Maven Danielle Shepard, Calendar & Kids Eat Free Editor Kelly, Elizabeth, Robin, Christie, Corey, Danielle, Tim and Dan do our distribution to more than 600 locations each month.

Kids Directory 2013. This directory, in part or whole, is not to be reproduced or copied without written permission. The Kids Directory reserves the right to refuse any advertising for any reason. Readers should verify advertised information with advertisers. Kids Directory® is a registered trademark of Hidden Values, Inc. 214.559.7283. We are expanding our network of Kids Directories. If you are interested in how to have your own Kids Directory in your city, please call 1.800.960.6788. For information about advertising in The Kids Directory, call 417.234.5040. Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!” 4 June 2013


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The original, most comprehensive Kids Eat Free listings in the Ozarks!

Kids Eat Free*

*or almost free!

Check out the deals these local eateries offer families each week! No need to search for coupons! Just keep your Kids Directory handy and the kids can dine out free (or close to it) somewhere almost every night. Be sure to call each restaurant before you go to make sure their deal hasn’t changed. Happy Eating!

EVERYDAY Backyard Burger - 1915 W. Marler Ln., Ozark - 581-6686, 1008 E. Battlefield Rd., Springfield - 890-0500, 2305 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield - 865-0003 – Buy 1 adult combo and get 2 kids packs for 99¢ each after 4 p.m. Battlefield location ONLY – also, all day Saturdays and Sundays. Do not combine with coupons, offers or discounts. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit - 1360 E. Republic Rd. - 887-2227 and 111 N. Massey Blvd. in Nixa, 724-1100. One child eats free from the children’s menu with the purchase of an adult entree, ages 10 and younger, daily. Dine in only. George’s Steakhouse - 831-6777 - Get one free kids meal from the children’s menu (kids 12 and under) with each adult entree purchased at $7.45 or above. HuHot - 2825 S. Glenstone Ave. - 882-0300. Get one kids menu item for 99¢ with the purchase of an adult entree. For children 12 and younger. Dine in only. Ages 3 years and younger eat free everyday! Quizno’s - 2043 E. Independence - 877-0606. Mention this Kids Directory listing to receive a Kidz Meal free with the purchase of an adult combo. Limit 1 free Kidz Meal per adult combo purchased. Child must be present to receive a free kids Meal. For kids 11 years and younger. Not to be combined with other offers or coupons. Springfield’s Incredible Pizza Company - 887-3030 - 2850 S. Campbell - Kids 3 & under eat free daily.

SUNDAYS Billy Sim’s Barbecue - 3757 S. Glenstone Ave. - 883-7467. Kids 13 & under eat free with paid adult meal. May receive up to 2 free kids meal per adult entree, only 1 meal per child. Dine in only. Child must be present, no other coupons or discounts apply with this offer. Also 4 p.m. to close on Wednesdays. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar – 2725 N. Kansas Expwy. - 865-2999 and 900 E. Battlefield Rd. - 881-9464. All kids meals (for kids 12 and under) are 99¢ with purchase of an adult entree all day – plus our funny clown will keep the kids entertained! Dine in only. Houlihan’s - 2110 E. Republic Rd. - 883-3434 and 2421 N. Glenstone - 862-7777. Kids 10-years and younger eat for just $1.99. Not to be combined with any other offers or coupons. McAlister’s Deli - 210 W. Sunshine - 831-4450, 1460 E. Primrose - 890-5250, 2445A Kansas Expressway at Kearney - 866-2331, 1711 W. Battlefield - 888-0899 and 586 E. Harrison in Republic - 732-4747. It’s Family Day, all day, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Kids 12 and under eat free. Must purchase adult meal to get free kids meal. Limit 2 free kids meals per adult entrée. Dine in only. Perkins Family Restaurant - 729 W Sunshine - 864-8400 - Get one kids meal free for each adult meal purchased for kids 12 and under, 5-9 p.m. Qdoba Mexican Grill - 2631 E. Sunshine - 877-9777, 4127 S. Kansas Expy - 823-7835, 900 E. Battlefield Rd 887-7329. Get two $1.50 kids meals for each adult meal purchased. Ocean Zen Pacific Rim - 600 E. Battlefield - 889-9596. For kids 12 years and younger, get one free selected kids menu item with the purchase of an adult entree from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Schlotzsky’s Deli - 4132 S. Campbell Ave. Only this location. 889-2445. From 4 p.m. to close, Sundays, get one free kids meal with each adult Deli Meal Deal purchased which includes a chip, drink, sandwich or pizza. Tropical Smoothie Cafe - 3811 S. Campbell - 887-6600 - Purchase an adult paradise combo (smoothie & entree) and get a free kid’s “Big Kahuna” meal for your child. Waxy O'Shea's -235 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson - 348-1759. 11a.m.-10 p.m., kids 12 years and younger get a free kids meal with adult purchase of entree or sandwich. For menu info, visit www.waxyosheas.com.

MONDAYS 5 Spice Asian Flavors - 711 McCroskey St. in Nixa, 724-8270. Kids eat free, 4:30 p.m.-close, one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Free for kids up to 10 years of age. Amigos Mexican Restaurant - 2118 S. Campbell in Springfield - 887-1401. All day, get 2 free children’s menu item (for ages 10 and under) with the purchase of an adult entrée. Bandana’s Bar-B-Que & Grill - 900 W. Battlefield - 887-5555and 2415 N. Glenstone Ave - 863-0112 For kids ages 10 and younger, get a free kids meal from limited children’s menu with full-priced adult luncheon plate or full-priced dinner plate purchase. Cannot be combined with other specials, offers or coupons. Does not include drink. Hours 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Belgian Waffle & Pancake House - Hwy. 65 and CC in Ozark - 582-2600 - Monday evening, 5-9 p.m., get a free kids meal for kids 10 and younger with the purchase of an adult entrée.

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School’s out, now what? Martial Arts USA’s Summer Program is a fun way for your child to stay active. Enroll your child today and find out why our program is the first choice among parents like you!

FREE – 30 days of classes Call FREE student uniform today to reserve FREE student audio and dvd your space! www.martialartsusa.net 417-886-3331

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Betty Allison Junior Golf Course at Rivercut Free golf for kids!* Golf birthday parties available!

Junior Golf Camps! Go to rickgraysongolf.com for dates. Call 823-7888 for details *must have an adult to supervise

Coming soon - Little League Junior Golf! Call for info.

Betty Allison Family Golf Center at Oscar Blom call 833-3334 for prices L www.rickgraysongolf.com

Pediatric Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy

Hope and empowerment. We help parents help their children. We recommend focusing on these areas:

Speech clarity Language development Expressive skills Comprehension Call or email us today to learn more. Email: info@ozarktherapy.com Phone: 417.881.9500 www.ozarktherapy.com

Ozark Therapy Institute exists to provide hope and empowerment to families. June 2013

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We do Tumbling Camp parties! June 10-12 Includes stunting, dance, cheers and more.

Super Soaker Gymnastics Camp June 24-26

Kids, bring your swim suits and towels for a water-logged good time. Mommy & Me Open Gym Rock Star/Super Hero Gymnastics Camp Cool, clean, 11:15-Noon – Every TUESDAY air-conditioned facility June 18-20 Just $5 – No registration required Rock Star makeovers & Super for your child’s safety! Ages crawling-7 years Hero Obstacle courses create a “Rockin’ Good Time!”

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MONDAYS - continued Buckingham's BBQ Restaurant - 606 W. Mount Vernon in Nixa - 724-2344 and NOW OPEN AGAIN – 2415 N. Glenstone Ave - 863-0112. One free kids’ meal with purchase of an adult meal and drink, 4 p.m. to close. Bud & Walt's Pizza & Pasta House - 701 McCroskey St., Nixa - 724-0070. After 5 p.m., kids 12 and younger eat for $1.99 with purchase of an adult menu item. Kids drink included! Offer good Mon, Tues and Wed evenings. Enoch’s Barbecue and Southern Classics - 2102 W. Chesterfield Blvd., B102 - 881-2888. Get a free kids meal for each adult meal purchased. Child must be present. Leong's Asian Diner - 1540 W. Republic Rd - 887-7500 - Kids get 1 free kids meal from kids menu with each paying adult from 4 p.m.-close, kids 12 and under. For menu info, visit www.leongsasiandiner.com. Old Chicago Pizza - 2040 E. Independence - 887-0100. All day, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. Limit two children under 12 years of age per adult. Rib Crib - 750 N. 18th St. - Ozark - 581-5566 - Purchase one adult entree and get up to two free kids menu meals from 5-8 p.m. Dine in only. For kids 12 and younger. Roma’s Italian Restaurant - 911 Kenneth St., Nixa - 724-1000. Buy an adult entree, get one free kids meal from the kids meal menu all day. Also on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. For children 12 years old and younger.

TUESDAYS Big Whiskey's - 311 Park Central - 862-2449, 1440 W. Republic Rd. - 882-2249, 1550 E. Battlefield Rd. - 883-5999. One free kids meal with the purchase of 1 adult entree, 5-9 p.m. All locations. Bob Evans Restaurant - 2651 N. Glenstone Ave. - 864-8184. Get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree 4 p.m. to close. Dine-in only. Ages 12 years and younger. Also includes a kid friendly activity. Coyote's Adobe Cafe - 807 N. Main in Nixa - 725-6803 – Get one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased 5 p.m. to close. For kids 12 and under. Magician from 6-8 p.m. This is for ONLY the Nixa location. Dairy Queen - 4150 S. Campbell Ave. - Springfield - 886-2253. Kids meals are $1.49 from 4-10 p.m. for children 12 years and younger. Free treats, too! Junction Café - 8376 W. FR 68 (Corner of 160 & 123) in Willard - 742-2222 - 4-9 p.m. purchase any adult meal and get up to 2 free kid’s meal. Kids 10 and under. Children must be present. Lone Star Steakhouse - 201 Wildwood Dr. S. Branson - (417) 336-5030. All day, receive 1 kids meals free with the purchase of 1 adult entree for kids ages 12 & under. McAlister’s Deli - 210 W. Sunshine - 831-4450, 1460 E. Primrose - 890-5250, 2445A Kansas Expressway at Kearney - 866-2331, 1711 W. Battlefield - 888-0899 & 586 E. Harrison in Republic - 732-4747. Kids 12 and under eat free 5-9 p.m. Must buy adult meal to get free kids meal. Limit 2 free kids meals per entrée. Dine in only. Perkins Family Restaurant - 729 W Sunshine - 864-8400 - All day, get one kids meal free for each adult meal purchased for kids 12 and under. Pizza Hut - In Springfield – West Sunshine and Glenstone locations. Kids 10 years and under get a free buffet with the purchase of an adult buffet, 5-8 p.m. Prima’s Mexican Grill - 2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd., #a100 - 823-7180 and 1769 James River Rd. in Ozark 582-2776. 4 p.m. to close, get one kids meal from kid’s menu free ($4.25 or less) for each adult meal purchased for kids 10 and under.

WEDNESDAYS Ali’s Family Restaurant - 4525 W. Chestnut Expressway - 864-7378. From 5-9 p.m., kids 12 and under get a free kid meal with purchase of an adult meal priced $6.99 or more. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar – 900 E. Battlefield Rd., 881-9464. 4-8 p.m., all kids meals (for kids 12 and under) are just 99¢ with purchase of adult entree – plus our funny clown will keep the kids entertained! Dine in only. Only Battlefield location. Famous Dave’s Barbecue - 4406 S. Campbell Avenue - 877-8646. All day, receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal. Dine in or carry out. For children 10 years and younger. Wilbur, Famous Dave’s mascot, will be there 5-7 p.m. to entertain the kids. Pickerman's Soup & Sandwich - 3234 S. National Ave. - 886-2360 - Kids 10 and under get a kids meal for only $1.99 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entrée. Pizza Inn - 1425 W. Battlefield Rd. - 889-9769, 2440 N. Kansas Expwy. - 831-5262 - Kids 5-10 eat free from the buffet with an adult purchase, from 5-8 p.m. Kids 4 and younger eat free every day Whole Hog Cafe - 224 W. Sunshine St. - 868-0042. From 5-9 p.m., kids 12 and younger get a free kids plate with purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only.

THURSDAYS Captain D’s - 2964 S. National - 881-6098 - All day, get up to 2 kids meals free with the purchase of adult entrée with a value of $5 or more. For kids 12 years and younger. Dine in only. Lenny's Sub Shop - 1903 S. Glenstone Ave. - 877-0301 - After 4 p.m. receive up to two kids meals with the purchase of one regular combo meal. ( 7 inch sub with drink and/or cookie). Not to be combined with any other discounts. Dine in or take out.

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Back-to-school sports physicals

Call 888-6420 today to avoid the back-to-school rush!

Only $20! Hawkins Family Chiropractic In Glenstone Square I 1722 S. Glenstone, Ste. F Springfield, Missouri I (417) 888-6420

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Wreaths personalized just for you! Starting at just $40 Makes a great birthday party gift! Pick your own color theme and monogram Initials, sports teams, birthdays and more!

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the waite law firm, llc I mediation & collaborative law I domestic law I custody disputes I child support enforcement I parenting plan modifications I guardian appointments I living wills I pre- & post-nuptial agreements I simple wills and durable power of attorney

families are our focus www.thewaitelawfirm.com cwaite@thewaitelawfirm.com jwaite@thewaitelawfirm.com 417.763.3198 I fax: 888.300.3891

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1041 e. walnut street, springfield

the choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

Father’ s Day Hair Specials in June!

Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 12-5 p.m. www.fantasticsams.com

Summer Specials!

Four convenient locations! 1956 Retail Lane Ozark, MO (Next to Walmart Supercenter - Ozark)

485-3550 3422 S. Glenstone Primrose Shopping Center

$2 off a Kid’s Cut

(Next to Shoe Carnival & Best Buy)

889-0079 450 W. Battlefield (SW Corner of Campbell & Battlefield, behind Burger King)

887-6712 Kmart Plaza (SE Corner of Kearney & Glenstone)

Limit one per person per coupon. Not valid with other specials. Valid only at participating locations. Expires 6/30/13. KD2

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Kids Eat Free* *or almost free! SATURDAYS Pizza Inn - 1425 W. Battlefield Rd. - 889-9769, 2440 N. Kansas Expwy. - 831-5262. Kids 5-10 years eat from the buffet for $1.99 with an adult purchase. Kids 4 and younger eat free every day. Qdoba Mexican Grill - 2631 E. Sunshine - 877-9777, 4127 S. Kansas Expy - 823-7835, 900 E. Battlefield Rd 887-7329. Get two $1.50 kids meals for each adult meal purchased. Rosie Jo's Cafe – Ozark - 915 W. Jackson in the Riverview Plaza -581-6047. Get one free kids meal with the purchase of each adult dinner entrĂŠe from 4-8 p.m. Only for children ages 10 years and younger. Tropical Smoothie Cafe - 3811 S. Campbell Ave.- 887-6600 - Purchase an adult paradise combo (smoothie & entree) and get a free kid’s “Surfer Comboâ€? meal for your child. Village Inn - All locations - Get 1 kids meal for kids under 10 with each adult meal purchased, 4-10 p.m.

Know about a family-friendly meal deal? Email kathy@springfieldkids.com.

     

  

   

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Children’s Music Academy teaches piano and keyboard playing, singing, harmony, note reading, ear training, rhythm, composition, ensemble playing, recorder and guitar in a fun, positive and creative atmosphere. Weekly 1-hour group classes for children 3 to 9 years.

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For info or to enroll, call Donna at 417.425.4618 or email Jodya@childrensmusicacademy.org.

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Summer 2013 Party Guide Is your child about to celebrate a birthday? Look no further, we’ve got all the ideas and contact info you could ever use to create a fabulous party for your child. So get started with your party planning and remember to tell our party people that you found them in Kids Directory!

space, instructors, guided art activities, face painting, a giant birthday banner, treat bags, decorative balloons, paper products (cups, plates, etc.), and set-up/clean-up. All attending children will create three to four crafts based on the birthday child's favorite theme! Perfect for children turning 3-10. Visit www.noahs-art.com for more details. See ad on page 27. TITANIC MUSEUM ATTRACTION 800-381-7670 3235 West 76 Country Blvd., Branson. TitanicMuseum Attraction honors each special birthday! Celebrate your children's birthday onboard and all crew members will celebrate your child's day throughout your voyage. Every little girl wants to become a Titanic princess – honor her with her own Titanic tiara, a princess sash, along with a Crew Button for just $32. Every young boy wants to be a Captain of the Titanic – each young lad will receive a Captain's Hat, a very special Titanic lapel pin and his very own Crew Button for only $32. Surprise them and call (417) 334-9500 today to make your reservations. See ad on page 39.

Educational Fun & Creativity DISCOVERY CENTER – 417-862-9910 438 E St. Louis St., downtown Springfield. Discovery Center has two birthday party rooms for twice the fun! Have your party at Discovery Center and your party participants get to experience more than 300 hands on exhibits! No matter what age birthday you are celebrating everyone will have a blast. Discovery Center staff will welcome your group, check everyone into the museum and clean-up. If you have a Discovery Center membership, you will receive 10% off your total party price. Call Discovery Center for more details at 862-9910, Ext. 706 and reserve your party date or check the website at www.discoverycenter.org. See ad on page 34.

VILLAGE POTTERY CAFE– 417-732-7272 210 N. Walnut in Republic. Your child will be treated like a king or queen at their paint your own pottery party! A large selection of items to choose from and Village Pottery Cafe has plenty of room for large parties. They also offer group rates for other occasions. Never a studio or paint fee. They provide tablecloths, napkins and tableware. You are welcome to bring your own cake, presents and family! The cafe also has coffees, tea and yummy desserts for the grownups while they enjoy the festivities. Want to keep the party at home? Pick up one of their "Pottery on the go" bucket rentals! Visit villagepotterycafe.com for more info. See ad on page 17.

KINDERMUSIK BY ELLEN 417-883-6558 or 417-343-8813 Ellen comes to your location to lead musical activities with creative movement. She provides instruments, scarves, music, and other props, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the musical activities. Each party features 30 to 40 minutes of entertainment. In the Springfield area, a party with up to 10 children costs only $70. For an additional cost, party favor bags with instruments, or props are available with two weeks notice. Schedule your party at least two weeks prior to your chosen date. Call Ellen today for a memorable, musical party your child will never forget! For info, visit her website at www.ellen.yourvirtuoso.com. See ad page 17.

DICKERSON PARK ZOO – 417-833-1570 3043 North Fort in Springfield. Do you have a WILD child? Celebrate your child’s special day at Dickerson Park Zoo with a birthday-ina-bag (available April through September). Includes admission, train tickets and petting zoo feed for 10 children and two adults. Call for pricing For more info, visit them online at dickersonparkzoo.org. See ad on page 31.

NOAH’S ART CENTER – 417-889-2779 2742 S. Campbell Ave. in Springfield. Celebrate your child's next birthday with a V.I.P. party at Noah's Art children's art center! Noah's Art hosts full service, private, themebased, hand prepared, age-appropriate parties! Noah's Art will provide a private party Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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Paint some POTTERY! NO studio fee Plus a cafe to eat yummy food! 417.732.7272

www.villagepotterycafe.com 210 N. Walnut N Republic

Just a few minutes down James River Hwy.

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Music Skills to Academic Skills to Life Skills. We’re so much more than music! 883-6558 • 343-8813 • ellen.kindermusik.net

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LIBBY FERGUSON TRAINING CENTER – 417-888-0845 3580 E. Applehill Lane, located behind Cooper Estates in Springfield. Stirrup some fun with a party at Libby Ferguson’s wonderful equestrian facility complete with indoor arena! Experience this unique party concept with real four-footed party animals! Call Libby for more details and to reserve your party date or go to her website at libbyfergusonhorsetraining.com. See ad on page 27.

AMAZING PET SHOW – 1-888-514-1088 Animal lovers, come and celebrate your birthday in a Grand way with the Amazing Pet Show at Grand Country. Children will love watching tricks performed by a variety of animals. If the birthday child would like, they will be pulled up on stage to participate in a special act during this live show performance. After the show, children will get a private meet and greet with a cast memeber. All our party packages are customizable to make your birthday extra special. Each package will include admission, decorations, drinks, a chocolate chip dessert pizza, a free gift for the birthday child and a host to take care of your every need. For info, call or see their website: http://parties.grandcountry.com/amazingpets/. See ad on page 19.

LOVES 2 JUMP – 417-689-4206 With seven inflatables to choose from, Loves 2 Jump can put the bounce in your child's birthday party! They bring the fun to your home or the location of your choice and set up instant entertainment for your energetic partygoers. They also offer kids-size tables and chairs for rent. See ad on page 17. THE MOBILE LEARNING NETWORK – 417-893-9436 “Party with the ‘Pacas” Birthday Party program combines a child’s natural love of animals with an ancient art activity for an unforgettable birthday experience. Meeting the gentle alpacas is only the beginning of this unique birthday party adventure. Their journey will take party goers through the World of Alpacas from the mountains of South America, to the world of textiles, and back into the barnyard fiber studio where they will create a felted masterpiece from the alpaca’s soft fiber. Interactive discussions and lively games will introduce your children to the enchanted world where agriculture encounters art. The adorable barnyard setting is a perfect photo opportunity to capture the magic of a birthday, your child will never forget. Suitable for all ages. Go to alpacasandkids.com for more info. See ad on page 23.

BATTLEFIELD LANES – 417-883-1234 1127 E. Battlefield, Springfield. Party upstairs or downstairs at Battlefield Lanes for the ultimate party! Upstairs, you'll find glow bowling, a seriously cool arcade and prize redemption center, full grill with yummy snacks, appetizers, entrees and beverages and multiple pool tables. Glow bowling features fun music videos on five big screens. Battlefield Lanes has several party packages to choose from – one is sure to fit your budget. Select a bowling birthday party or a party downstairs in The Event Zone – or a combination of the two! If you choose to add The Event Zone to your party, you can have a party for up to 70 with a dance floor – or banquet space for up to 150 without the dance floor. This private space complete with all your favorite novelty dance music videos (“Cupid Shuffle,” “ChaCha Slide” – everything from the “Hokey Pokey” to “Harlem Shake!”) and video screen is perfect for dance parties, limbo rock and more. Mom approved music and music videos add to the fun with no worries for parents. Birthday child gets free souvenir birthday bowling pin for everyone in the party to sign. Each party package comes with your own Event Host to lead the festivities so you can enjoy the party, too! Your host takes care of everything – even snapping party pics! Go to battlefieldlanes.com for more information or call and ask for our party planner. See ad on page 21.

SAC RIVER STABLES – 417-742-4200 5798 North Farm Road 125, Springfield. To horse around on your next birthday, trot on over to the Sac River Stables, LLC. Parties include a climate-controlled party room along with horses, tack, helmets & other equipment needed for riding in an indoor riding arena. All parties are supervised by CHA-certified instructors at our CHA-accredited facility, using well-trained horses. Contact them today by email: info@sacriverstables.com, by fax at (417) 742-4200 or online at sacriverstables.com. See ad on page 17. Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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Summer 2013 Party Guide DIVENTURES SCUBA AND SWIM CENTER 417-883-5151 5225 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield. Host your next celebration underwater! Bring the party to DiVentures, where parents can relax while kids splash around in our heated, indoor pool! DiVentures offers swim and scuba parties yearround. Swim parties include open swim (with lifeguards) for children 6 & older. Scuba parties include an introductory diving class (with a certified dive instructor) for children 10 & older. Swim Parties - $250. Fun for up to 12 guests, 90 minutes pool time, 30 minutes in party room, includes lifeguard and deck manager. Add up to eight additional guests for $50 (includes one extra lifeguard). Scuba Parties - $300. Fun for up to 12 guests, 90 minutes pool time, 30 minutes in party room, includes lifeguard, deck manager and scuba instructor, as well as all scuba equipment. Parties are available Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. To schedule or for more information, contact Adrienne Bacon 883-5151 or at abacon@diventures.net. See ad page 17.

$6 per child. Call Kids@Play Recreation for more details and to reserve your party date. See their website at www.417kids.com. See ad on page 25. PIGTAILS & CREWCUTS – 417-887-1301 4127 S. Kansas Expressway, Suite 120 on the corner of S. Kansas Expwy & Republic Rd., next to Qdoba. Party with Pigtails & Crewcuts! Offering theme parties for boys and girls. Do you have a princess in training or a little diva who is ready to walk the red carpet? How about the little cowgirl or cowboy that is ready for the wild, wild west? If you have a little scallywag in the house, then a pirate treasure hunt is in store. Or get a little island fever and learn to hula! Call for details or visit www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com. See ad on page 14. SPLASH COUNTRY INDOORS 1-888-514-1088 Come celebrate your birthday in a Splashtacular way at Grand Country’s Splash Country Indoors! Children can swim or play a game of water basketball in our basketball pool, float down the lazy river, play on the three-story, interactive tree house, slide down winding water slides, or splash away in the toddler area – no matter what the weather is like outside. Splash Country Indoors now offers a brand new customizable birthday party package to make your little one’s birthday unforgettable. Every party package includes admission, decorations, drinks, a chocolate chip dessert pizza, a free gift for the birthday child and a host to take care of your every need. For info, call or visit: http://parties.grandcountry.com/splashcountry/. See ad on page 19.

JUMP MANIA – 417-881-5867 2745 S. Kansas Expressway, Springfield. Jump Mania is a Best of 417 Magazine's "Best place to have a kid's birthday party!” Birthday Parties made easy! Jump Mania is THE place for kids to have a great time and Mom and Dad to enjoy a party with no effort. It's a BLAST! They provide everything you need for a memorable party. Jump Maniac Party Package provides invitations, balloons, T-shirt, pizza, cake, ice cream, party room, paper goods, and a party host to take care of everything. Other packages also available. Spaces are limited, so call soon! For info, visit jumpmaniaspringfield.com. See ad on page 3.

Party Resources

KIDS @ PLAY RECREATION – 417-725-7517 Located at the corner of CC Highway and Main Street in Nixa, Kids@Play Recreation now offers birthday parties. Come and enjoy the Springfree trampoline, Goalsetter basketball goal and our all-redwood wooden play set. Birthday parties are available for bookings seven days a week and are always completely private, no shared play area to worry about. They provide a large pizza, drinks, paper goods and invitations. Parties can accommodate up to 10 children ages 2-12. Weather permitting there is also a play area outside that would be accessible for the party goers. Prices are $60 for a 2-hour party plus Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

Cake Essentials – 417-693-9784 4121 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 108 in Springfield. Have fun learning to make pretty, edible treats! Cupcake and Cookie Parties available can be tailored to your theme. Parties are two hours of classroom time, a 1-hour mini-class and plenty of decorating time. Parties include all instruction and supplies. Fun for up to 12+ guests. Moms and Dads can participate or enjoy the party with no effort and no cleanup! For an additional cost, favor bags with class kits are available. Availability is subject

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Summer 2013 Party Guide to the regular class calendar. Spaces are limited, so book in advance! They also offer group rates and room rental for other events. To plan your next event, contact Tanya at MyCakeEssentials@yahoo.com or visit www.MyCakeEssentials.com for more info. See ad on page 23.

more details and to reserve your party date. See ad on page 9. DYNAMICS GYMNASTICS – 417-890-0946 2100 E. Pythian an 3624 W. Republic Rd. in Springfield. Your kids will flip for a party at Dynamics Gymnastics! They will provide a number of fun and safe, structured activities. You can expect age appropriate gymnastics instruction, games, obstacle course, parachute, foam pit and more. Parties start at just $100 for up to 10 children. This includes one hour of gymnastics and games with a qualified instructor and 30-minutes for cake and presents, all paper products provided. Visit them online at dynamics-gymnastics.com for more details. See ad page 25.

CHRISTIE’S CUSTOM CREATIONS 417-496-7972 Let Christie Custom Creations help you with your next event! Christie can create a custom wreath for any style of birthday party. Welcome people to your house with a special wreath for the birthday boy or girl! Each 18" wreath is made to order with your child's name and age. Do you have a specific theme? Christie can match it! A great way to make your birthday kiddo feel extra special! Call today to order your personalized wreath. Please allow two weeks before event to place an order. Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChristiesCustomCreations. See ad on page 12.

HARMAN’S ATA MARTIAL ARTS 417-889-9312 4240 S. Fremont Ave. in Springfield and www.SuperCoolBirthdays.com. Save by booking your party early! Visit their website for details. Birthday child will have a awesome time, and their friends will remember this as the best party of the year! Hear your kids exclaim, "that was the best party I've ever had!" Super fun themes and activities that reinforce the disciplined and respectful behavior you want at home. Your kids will have a blast. Pick your party theme and get more information at www.SuperCoolBirthdays.com. Limited availability, don't miss out – book your party now. See ad on page 23.

MARTY THE MAGICIAN – 417-581-1664 Birthday parties are a specialty with Marty Hahne, "Marty the Magician!" He offers two packages to help make your child's birthday an unforgettable experience. His 35-minute birthday show features funny, colorful magic, tons of audience participation and a live bunny rabbit! The deluxe package includes the show, plus a magic class, giveaways and a magic set! Call today for more details and to reserve your party date. For info, visit www.martythemagician.com. See ad page 26.

MARTIAL ARTS USA – 417-886-3331 4560 S. Campbell Ave., Ste. 132, Springfield. Featuring Karate parties with a curriculum just like their classes. Every minute is filled with safe, fun and meaningful activities. Instructors are educators and convey a message of positive enforcement in every skill and drill that the children do. Instructors keep everyone entertained while teaching cool martial arts skills. Kids play games to build confidence, teamwork and focus. Your child and their friends will break boards, eat cake, punch and kick while having a fantastic time. Fun games and events such as dodge ball, karate baseball, gladiators, freeze tag, relay races and more. The birthday child gets to choose the games and events. Your child will smile with confidence as he or she celebrates the martial arts way! Visit springfieldkarateparty.com for details. See ad on page 7.

Sports & Fitness Fun ALL-STAR GYMNASTICS & CHEER – 417-725-1304 On Tracker Road in Nixa between 160 and Main Street. Enjoy your best birthday party ever in your own private 6000-square foot gym with your own private gymnastics coach! All-Star hosts parties on Saturdays for ages 2-12 years featuring an inflatable, a 50-foot long trampoline, games, contests, an obstacle course and more. Cheerleading-themed parties available upon request. They provide the paper products and invitations. All you have to provide is the cake/food. Prices are $135 for non-members, $125 for members. $40 deposit required to reserve your party time. Call All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer for Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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Summer 2013 Party Guide OZARKS REGIONAL YMCA – WWW.ORYMCA.ORG Make your kids next "Big Day” a real event with a YMCA Party! The YMCA offers parties with lots of fun activities to choose from. Your kids and their friends will have a fun-packed birthday event to remember. For more information or to reserve your party contact these locations: For Ward/Downtown YMCA, Nicole Brown, 417862-7456 ext. 2101, nbrown@yourdowntownymca.org. For Pat Jones YMCA, Michele Lucas, 881-1599, ext. 2209 or email at mlucas@jonesymca.org. See ad on page 5.

SPRINGFIELD GYMNASTICS & AQUATICS CENTER – 417-864-6869 529 S. Cavalier in Springfield. Springfield Gymnastics and Aquatics Center offers positively perfect parties – Gym, Pool, or Primo combination packages! A personal party coordinator is provided for your actionfilled and exciting party enabling parents to sit back, relax, and enjoy the event while the birthday child and friends have their fun. Call for info or visit springfieldgymnastics-aquatics.com. See ad on page 27.

Kids Directory’s birthday party guides publish twice a year. If you’d like to learn more about including your party-related business in our party guides, call Kathy at 417 -234-5040 or email kathy@springfieldkids.com.

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1 Saturday Woodland Heights Neighborhood and SpringfieldGreene County Park Board are having Dirt Day – a gardening get together! There will be kids’ activities and crafts, dinosaur dig, birdhouse painting, gardening seminars, gardening tips and advice, Yoga and Tai Chi demonstrations and much more. This free family event is from 9 a.m.-Noon at Lafayette Park, 202 E. Atlantic St., Springfield. For more info, call 848-3675, 880-1572 or visit www.parkboard.org. 1 Saturday Support local law enforcement as the Springfield Police Department challenges Greene County Sheriff’s Department in an annual competition of basketball fun at Kickapoo High School. The kid's zone opens at 4 p.m. with kid-friendly inflatables, a police car, fire truck, McGruff the Crime Dog, food and much more. Local sheriff and police officers battle on the basketball court at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 and fun for the whole family. For more info, visit www.bigbro.com. Kickapoo High School is located at 3710 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield. 1 Saturday Join CoxHealth for a Medical Mile and 5K Run/Walk to help support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The mile starts at 7 a.m., and the 5K at 7:45 a.m. To register or more info and fees, visit coxhealth.com/medmile or call 269-3282. Located in The Meyer Center Parking lot, 3545 S. National Ave. See ad on page 2. 4 Tuesday Moms, Dads, Grandparents, baby sitters it is FREE Tuesday at Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Rd., Springfield. Free admission all day for adults and children. Zoo open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For info, visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org or call 864-1800. See ad on page 31. 6 Thursday If you are seeking a job that works around your family, Oxford HealthCare has a great opportunity for you! Become a caregiver and use the skills you already have to make a difference. Choose your hours, paid training, no medical experience required, weekly pay mileage and insurance. Today they will be doing on-site interviews. Call, visit or apply online, www.oxfordhealthcare.net, 417-883-7500. Oxford HealthCare, 1550 E. Sunshine. See ad on page 30. 7 Friday Dig into the wonderful world and history of trains from 10 a.m.-Noon. Come out to Grant Beach Park, where Library staff will share train stories, activities and fun! Railroad Historical Museum volunteers will provide tours of the train engine and cars, the steam engine and the caboose. Grant Beach Park, 833 W. Calhoun St. Located at the corner of West Calhoun St. and North Douglas Ave., Springfield. For more info, visit www.thelibrary.org.

CALENDAR Submit your events by going to the calendar on our website. Remember, our web calendar has way more info than we can print here – www.springfieldkids.com.

JUNE 2013 31 Friday & 1 Saturday The public is invited to enjoy a free Standard Flower Show themed “Go Country” at The Library Center Auditorium. The flower show is sponsored by the Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs. Enjoy seeing plants from their members' gardens and creative designs using all kinds of plant and man-made materials. There will be educational exhibits, over 200 specimens of horticulture, country music and more. Please contact Sheila at 766-2230, 736-9131 or email skneff@wildblue.net. 1 Saturday The 6th Annual Nixa Bike Ride is today – sponsored by Mercy. Start times from 7-11 a.m. are available. A new 1-mile Walk & Learn course has been added for children to walk through with parents to learn healthy nutrition and exercise tips along the route. For more info or to register, visit mercy.net/nixabike or call 820-3630. 1 Saturday Celebrate National Trails Day for the annual Wild Flower Bike Ride, hosted by Polk County Bike Club. The course features several lengths to choose to ride on. Enjoy the outdoors riding with family, friends and fellow cyclists. The ride is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds benefit Ozark Greenways for maintenance on the Frisco Highline Trail. Registration is required for this event. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and ride begins at 8 a.m. For more info, contact Frank Zanaboni at 417-849-3723 or visit www.polkcountybikeclub.org. 1 Saturday Fishing Fun Day is a free event for ages 3-13 at Sportsman’s Park Center. Activities include - casting practice, education stations, fish weigh-in, fish cleaning, raffle prizes, first fish photo, meet a pro fisherman and sit in his boat! There will be two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., lasting 90 minutes each. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info, visit www.parkboard.org. Sportsman’s Park Center is located at 2500 E. Kearney, Springfield. 1 Saturday Spend a couple of hours hiking and testing your nature knowledge to celebrate National Trails Day! Trek the Nature Center trails and answer naturerelated questions along the way. Stop by the Nature Center anytime between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to pick up your question sheet and then return to check your answers and claim your prize. Springfield Conservation Nature Center is located at 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield. Remember to say “I found it in Kids Directory!”

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www.dickersonparkzoo.org or call 864-1800. 21 Friday Join the Library from 10 a.m.-Noon at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science to visit the fossil exhibits, learn about the Missouri Ozarks during the ice age and dig into fun activities. You might even walk away with your very own fossil! Discover books about the ice age and other "cool" topics on the Mobile Library, parked on the grounds of the Institute. For more info, visit www.thelibrary.org. Missouri Institute of Natural Science - 2327 W. Farm Rd. 190. 22 Saturday Art Gone Wild at the Dickerson Park Zoo! Children ages 12 and younger can participate in hands-on art activities created by Dickerson Park Zoo and the Springfield Regional Arts Council. Regular zoo admission: $9/adults and teens, $6/children ages 3-12 and seniors 60+. For info, visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org or call 864-1800. Dickerson Park Zoo is located at 1401 W. Norton Rd., Springfield. See ad on page 31. 23 Sunday Join Newborns in Need for an afternoon at the Cardinals ball game at 2 p.m. Call 417-823-9508 to purchase tickets. Tickets are $8 each. For more info, visit www.newbornsinneedspringfield.org. Hammons Field is located at 955 E. Traffic St., Springfield. 28 Friday The Ozark Steam Engine Association and the Southwest Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association will open the Steam-O-Rama event grounds to show how steam-powered engines were used on farms and by industry in the mid-19th century. Enjoy stories, activities and tours of these marvelous machines with The Library. For more info, visit www.library.org. Ozarks Steam Engine Association is located at 7175 W. Farm Rd. 170, Republic.

form secret passageways. Bring your entire family and have fun enjoying activities, stories, crafts, and more. Drop by between 10 a.m.-Noon and plan on spending at least an hour. The Mobile Library will be present during the program so bring your library card. Springfield Conservation Nature Center – 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield. 14 Friday Join CoxHealth for Kohl’s Cardiac Kids Fun Night, 67:30 p.m. located at The Meyer Center! It will be an evening of fun and learning how to keep your heart healthy. Get a free pedometer, jump rope and even a basketball or soccer ball. Children ages 6-18 are welcome. Please bring a parent or guardian. The Meyer Center - 3545 S. National Ave., Springfield. For more info, visit www.coxhealth.com. 15 Saturday Family Scramble Adventure 2013 Race is a friendly competition for ages 7 and up. The fun begins at 8 a.m. at Ritter Springs Park, with teams receiving a list of clues and puzzles that will lead them to a series of games and challenges throughout the park. Be the first team to complete all challenges and take home first place. Early bird registration is available through June 1. Late registration is June 2-9 and will only be offered if they have eight or more teams registered by June 1. For info and fees, visit www.parkboard.org. Ritter Springs Park is located at 3683 W. Farm Rd. 92, Springfield. 15 Saturday You're invited to the 2nd Annual Safe Kids Baby Extravaganza at Remington’s, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Event will include lots of community resources, seminars, hourly giveaways, a fashion show and more! Don't miss this great opportunity to purchase wonderful products and services for your family. Admission is $5; children under 12 are free. Remington’s is located at 1655 W. Republic Rd., Springfield. Register online at www.safekidsspringfield.org or for info, call 820-6671. See on page 36. 15 Saturday & 16 Sunday Titanic-Branson’s Father's Day Bass Pro Boat Show is back by popular demand! The Titanic has invited Bass Pro Shops’ Tracker Boat Center to drop anchor in their parking lot and show off some of the newest, fastest, hottest models on today’s market from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. This exclusive Father’s Day event is free and open to the public. Perfect gift for Dad! For more info, call 800-3817670 or visit http://www.titanicbranson.com/titanicbranson-news-events.php#boatshow. Titanic-Branson – 3235 76 Country Blvd & Hwy 165, Branson. See ad on page 39. 16 Sunday Happy Father’s Day! Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Rd., is treating Dads to free zoo admission today! Regular zoo admission: $9/adults and teens, $6/children ages 3-12 and seniors 60+. For info, visit www.dickersonparkzoo.org or call 864-1800. See ad on page 31. 18 Tuesday It is free Tuesday at Dickerson Park Zoo, 1401 W. Norton Road. Free admission all day for adults and children. Zoo open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For info, visit June 2013

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28 Friday & 29 Saturday Disney's “Mulan Jr.” is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and a fighting spirit. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor. For more info, tickets and show times, please visit www.springfieldlittletheatre.org. Springfield Little Theatre - 311 E. Walnut Ave. See ad on page 35. 28 Friday Join CoxHealth for Kohl’s Cardiac Kids Fun Night from 6-7:30 p.m. at Northview Center! Same activities as June 14 event. Children ages 6-18 are welcome. Please bring a parent or guardian. The Northview Center – 301 E. Talmage St., located at Doling Park, Springfield. For more info, visit www.coxhealth.com. 29 Saturday 4th of July celebrations are on their way! Join Cake Essentials for a spectacular day of decorating cookies! For only $2 each, all of the instructions and supplies are included. Everyone is welcome to join in on the decorating fun. Come and go anytime between 2-4 p.m. to create your edible art in celebration of Independence Day. For more info, call 417-693-9784. Cake Essentials, 4121 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 108, Springfield. See ad on page 23. 29

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June 22 ART GONE WILD! FREE hands-on art activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children ages 12 and younger. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Zoo and Springfield Regional Arts Council. P A R T N E R S

June 16th Father’s Day at the Zoo! Celebrate Father’s Day by bringing Dad to the zoo for FREE! Join our family...

Be a Friend of the Zoo! Check out our Website or call today for more info! 1401 W. Norton Road • 417-864-1800 • www.dickersonparkzoo.org June 2013

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CREDO DANCE ACADEMY UPHOLDING EXCELLENCE FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Growing Little Ladies S June 17-21, 2013 Teaching Excellence, Elegance and Etiquette through Ballet and timeless principles. This program is for young girls ages 4-10 years. COST: $125.

SUMMER CLASSES Enroll in one or both sessions! Session 1: June 11-27, 2013 S Session 2: July 9-26, 2013 These classes are designed for students ages 3 years to adult. REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES!

For more information, please contact us! kate@credodance.com S (417) 496-9527 S www.credodance.com

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PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN

Learning opportunities available for children 2-5 years Intentionally-designed learning in a Christian environment

Call us today to learn more!

Spaces are limited

Schweitzer United Methodist Church L 2747 E. Sunshine L 881-6800, Ext. 217

Little Blessings Preschool

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Christian curriculum Lots of fun activities Central location

Teaching what matters most in a loving, Christian environment.

7 a.m.-6 p.m. 2623 W. Nichols

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Springfield

Ministry of Springfield First Free Will Baptist Church Little Blessings Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies.

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SWINGS!

er Charact Strong

Strong Mind

Call or visit our website today to learn more!

Incorporating an educational and refreshing mix of music, drama, art, dance, gymnastics, sports and more! • Summer care day camps • Acrobatic gymnastics camps • Athlete development camps • Gymnastics training camps • Tumbling camps

1202 N. Eagle Crest • Nixa • 417.724.1400 • singularity-gymnastics.com

Fun, educational hands-on learning.

Kingswood

Parents Day Out Ages 6 weeks-5 years, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. T, W, Th.

Preschool Ages 2-5 years, degreed teachers, chapel, computers, field trips.

You’re invited to our VBS! July 22-25 – Athens, Paul's Dangerous Journey

Kindergarten Small classes, certified teacher, chapel, art, Spanish, field trips.

2401 S. Lone Pine • 417.881.6363 • kingswoodprograms.com

A ministry of Kingsway UMC

Let Sherri make your child’s room swingin’ with a mural! Custom Murals N Painted Furniture People & Pet Portraits

Murals by SherriDavis, llc www. muralsbysherridavis.com

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